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Buy all the War Savings Stamps You Can Then you help yourself and Uncle Buy all the War Savings Stamps You Can Then you help youriel aud .Uncle EiUblUhtd Mar 9. IM Kntarad In tha PiMtiifiict at Calina, Ohio. Mcond-ctaia mail mattar Volume 23, Number 37 Celina, Ohio, Friday, December 20, 1918 Price, $1.50 per Year THE WILSON TAKES UP CASE OF RUSSIA Discusses the Big Problem Willi French Statesmen. PROPOSED SOLUTIONS BLOCKED Ne On Found Who It Qualified to Speak For the Ruealan People, and the Allies Heeltate to Recognize Any One Faction Thousands Re ported Starving In Petrograd and Wlleon Would Relieve Dietreaa. Washington, Dec. 18. President Wilson and the French statesmen already have taken up the Russian problem, and the determination of definite policy of which all the allied countries and th United States may agree will be one of the first things undertaken at the preliminary meet lugs which are to precede the peace conference. Russia's plight and the attitude to be adopted by the victorious assocl ated nations is recognized as on of the most serious problems of ths peace conference. Every proposed solution so far is said to have been blocked by the unanswered question of who is qualified to speak for the Russian people. The government at Omsk, of which the United States and other govern' ments have expected much, is now in the hands of a dictator and split into factions. Prince Ivoff, who was pre mier in the Kerensky cabinet and who has devoted most of his life to the development of the zemstvo sys tem In Russia, and Boris Bakhmeteff, Russian ambasnador ,ln Washington, appointed by Kerensky, as well as Professor Paul Mlliukoff, Kerensky's minister of foreign affairs, are on their way to Paris or already there, with other prominent Russians, to do whatever they can to aid the allies in the solution of the Russian prob lem. Alexietf, Deneklne and other Cos sack leaders are in control in the Cossack districts on the Don and at Orenburg, and are maintaining a government more nearly stable than any other in Russia at present, unless it is at Archangel, which is operating in accord with the allied forces in the north. The Cossacks also are ex tending their control over nearly all of the Ukraine. Far from according any recognition to the soviet regime at Petrograd, the United States some time ago called upon all civilized nations to condemn the Bolshevik! reign of ter ror. Even when a set of leaders is recognized as Russian spokesmen, the United States and the allies must face the great question of how they can be aided in setting up a stable government and in preventing fam ine, for the benefit of Russia herself and in the interest of the peace of the world. Gloomy reports . of the situation In Russia, particularly at Petrograd. continue to reach the state depart ment. The condition of the middle classes in Petrograd is said to be ex tremely bad, and great numbers are dying daily of starvation. The Bol shevik section is reported gaining numerically because it controls the distribution of food. ' OVER 4,500 SQUARE MILES American Third Army Occupying Big Slice of Germany. Paris, Dec. 18. The American Third army now occupies a strip of Germany containing more, than 4,500 square miles. It is supervising the administration of several hundred villages and operating hundreds of miles of railroads and streetcar lines. The methodical taking over of this tremendous responsibility, with the multitudinous needs of hundreds of thousands of hostle people, will be almost entirely accomplished within 15 days. There is not a precedent in history for th occupation, which is also remarkable in that it was fin ished without a single hostile demon stiaiion by either Inhabitants or troops. An army of 250,000 men marched between 200 and 300 miles within a month, starting almost im mediately after weeks of the hardest kind - of fighting. In the last six weeks men and officers have under gone probably the most severe phys ical test that any American army has ver experienced. SHOOT UP BANK Auto Bandit Kill Cashier and Escape With $10,000. New York, Dec. 14. Bandits killed the cashier of the East Brooklyn Sav-1 Jugs bank, iataiiy wounaea the pay ing teller and escaped in a taxicab with f 10,000 loot. In one of the bold est daylight robberies in New York police history. After shooting up the bank the bandits backed out of the door, Jumped into a waiting taxicab and dashed away, firing at pedestrians from both sides of the car. The car broke down in front of Hamburg Aenue police station. There the highwaymen separated and escaped with the money. The name of the dead cashier was Daniel C. Peal. He was shot through the heart. Henry W. Corns, assist ant treasurer, who also was shot, died latar. A bed Davenport is a useful and orna mental piece of furniture, very appro priate for Xmas. See the dislay of Dav enport at W.A.J. McDaniel's. A Merry Christmas to Our Readers Wherever They May Be WILSON PRESENTED WITH GOLD MEDAL Elaborate Ceremony at the City Hall in Paris. Paris, Dec. 17. President Wilson was presented with the gold medal of the city of Paris at an elaborate cer emony at the city hall. Mrs. Wilson was presented a diamond brooch adorned with an enamel dov. The reception at the city hall was impressive. The president was re ceived by the municipal council at the main entrance and walked through the spacious corridors, which were tastefully decorated. More than 5,000 people, mostly women, were within the building. The women cheered the president. Adrien Mithouard, president of the municipal council, read the address, the president replying In loud, clear tones, in which there was a tinge of emotion. After the official ceremonies the president inspected the various departments in the city hall. President Wilson visited Versailles, where the final meeting of the peace conference will be held. Red to. Quit Petrograd. London, Dec. 18. A dispatch from Stockholm says it is reliably report ed that the Bolshevik government Intends to evacuate Petrograd and establish headquarters at Nljni-Nov-gorod. ROAD BUILDING PROGRAM Adopted by Automobile and Highway Associations. Columbus, Dec. 16. A vigorous campaign to have the coming general assembly adopt a progressive road building program, incorporating the patrol system, will be launched by the Ohio State Automobile associa tion. This was the word brought back by delegates from Chicago, where they attended a national meet ing in the interests of good roads. Delegates from highway associations and automobile clubs of the country attended. Resolutions were adopted urging th government to appoint a highway commission to have super vision over all roads of the country. Delegates declared that roads should be under federal oontrol, as well as other arteries of travel, such as rail roads, i Twenty-five delegates representing the Ohio State association were In attendance. They discussed plans for a campaign to have automobiles taken off the personal tax duplicate and the enactment of legislation mak ing it possible to have auto taxes re vert to a fund to be used for the maintenance and construction oX roads. SLEW PRESIDENT OF PORTUGAL Assassin Killed By Crowd in the Streets of Lisbon. Paris, Dec. H. Dr. Sldonio Paes, president of Portugal, was shot and killed by an assassin while he was In a railway station at Lisbon wait ing for a train to Oporto. Th tragedy oecurred at midnight Saturday. Advices from Lisbon reporting the assassination say that he was struck by three bullets. President Paes died within a few minutes after he was shot. The pres ident's assailant, named Jeetae, was killed by the crowd. Tamaglnl Bar bosa, minister of the Interior, has as sumed the presidency. Dr. Sldonio Paes was formally pro claimed president of Portugal on last June 9. He headed a revolt In Por tugal In December, 1917, and was named president of the provisional government on Dec. 9, a few days more than a yar befor he was as sassinated. Dr. Paes was a professor of mathe matics In th University of Colnbra when he entered th Portuguese cab inet In 1911 as minister of public works. At the outbreak of the war he was Portuguese minister to Ger many and remained In Berlin until th early part of 1916, wksn be re turned to Lisbon. While provisional president Dr. Paes declared that Por tugal would continue In agreement with th allies against Germany. A smoker stand always pleases a man. See our line of smoking stands and hum- dors at W.A. J. McDaniel's. i BLLION BUSHEL WHEAT CROP SEEN Government's Appeal Heeded By American Farmers. FIFTY MILLION ACRES PLANTED Winter Wheat Crop Will Be Larger by Eighty Million Bushels Than Any Yield In History of American Agriculture Average 8prlng Crop Would Place Wheat Production Next Year Beyond Billion Bushels. Washington, Dec. 17. A huge win ter wheat crop, larger by 80,000,000 bushels than any yield in the history of American agriculture, was forecast by the department of agriculture. The government's appeal, made be fore the coming of peace was In sight, saying an acreage of 47.500,000 was desirable, and the guaranteed price of $2.20 a bushel for wheat stimulated extraordinary effort on the part of farmers, said the depart ment's announcement. As a result, 49,027,000 acres were planted during a long and almost perfect season. The fall growing season has been one of the finest ever known, result ing In the crop being in the best con dition ever recorded on Dec. 14 and giving promise of heavy yields. Allowing for th average spring abandonment of acreage due to win ter killing, the department announced that winter wheat gives promise of a total production of 755,000,000 bush els. An average spring wheat crop would place next year's production of wheat beyond 1,000,000,000 bushels ! and exceed the record crop of 1915. ! Last year's spring wheat production was 363,000,000 bushels. After the official forecast of record breaking wheat production had been made public there was considerable speculation as to whether th gov ernment would sustain a loss in sup porting the guaranteed prio of $120 per bushel through th 1919 produc tion year. Opinion on th subject apparently was divided. Some officials said the government is assured of full return on all the wheat consumed in the United States because of the control of markets and shipping, and that American con sumption probably will be greatly ex panded with all restrictions on its us removed. They also said It was not at all certain that even the bumper crop of American wheat will produce a world surplus, with Rus sian sources shut off and the new Argentine crop being absorbed now by France and England as fast as It is threshed. In other quarters It was said that, with the war ended, the great stocks of wheat in Australia and India will be available for world consumption, probably at prices below the Ameri can guaranteed figure. If these stocks prove sufficient for European require ments, some see a possibility that the government will lose on whatever surplus of wheat there is over do mestic requirements. REHEARING ORDERED Validity of Cincinnati Oeeupatlonal Tax to Be Ttd. Columbus, Dec. 18. Chief Justice Nichols of th state supreme court asked Attorney General McGhee to participate In rehearing, Jan. 8, of the Cincinnati occupational tax suit. It is a test suit of the city solicitor of Cincinnati against the city auditor to determine whether an occupational tax on lawyers and physicians is con stitutional. Th tax was imposed as a financial relief measure for Cincin nati. It was argued one before the supreme court, but the court has asked for reargument Presumably because of the interest of the state legislature in the untangling of th tax problem facing It, the attorney general has been requested to partici pate in the occupational tax suit. Too Many Judges, Say Donahey. Columbus, Dec. 13. There are too many judges in Ohio and In many Instances salaries are too high for the amount of work done, says Stat Auditor Donahey in his annual report to the governor. Figures compiled by him show that 130 common pleas Judges draw $588,776, and probate judges $250,842. Each common pleas judge receives $8,000 from the state and $25 additional for 1,000 popula tion In his county. The least that most counties in the state should do, Donahey says, Is to combine the com mon pleas and probate courts, there by saving the probate Judges' and clerks' salaries. Republican Leader Quits. Trenton, N. J., Dec. 16. Former Governor Franklin Murphy of New ark, a leading figure In Republican state politics for a quarter of a cen tury and a member of the Republican national committee for 18 years, has resigned from the national committee because of his advancing years. Want Blockade Raised. London, Dec. 17. Mathias Enber ger, who headed the German armis tice delegation, has again complained of the severity of the terms of the armistice. Erzberger asks for rais ing of the blockade, liberation of prisoners of war and the immediate opening of peaa negotiations. Geo. Newcomb, of the firm of New- comb & Zempfer, who has been serious ly ill with the flu, got down to work toe first of the week after a siege of theee weeks. Would-Bo Jail Breaker an Old Offender Leroy Blinkley, recently arrested and locked up in the county baslile on a charge of forgery, was Inst week detect ed trying to saw his way to liberty. One iron bar had been cut off and two more were partly cut through when the Sheriff was put next. Soap was used to cover up all traces of the work ns it progressed. Blinkley is site ed to have served a pris on sentence in Indians. Thanks, and Then Some The Democrat niau and his wife ac knowledge with thanks recent favors of hutch ring time from our neighbor, Veteran John McGre and hi daughter Miss Emma; and also from Misses Eni tna and Oabie Mainline, of Center town ship, FT. RECOVERY MAN SUICIDES AT LIMA rivima Republican-Gazette, Dec. 13.1 I. E. Dumbauld. aged 55, committed suicide by hanging himself a' the Cres cent Hotel, i2S 1-2 N. Main street, Thursday night. The bo ly was found shortly alter 7 o clock rriday morning hanging from the binge of the door to bis room. According t- G. W, Sanders, manager of the hotel. Dumbald had been drink ing since Sunday and had remained in his room the greater part of the time. He had not been seen since early Thura day. When there was attempt to call him there was no response. After unsuc cessfol atteui( ts to enter the r.-om and to ascertain what had happened by looking through the transom, Sanders scaled the wall outside t e room and entered by means of a window. Dumbauld had made a rope from the sheet from his bed and fixed the noose a'inut his neck. Three daughters survive his death. 'Squire Knhn Passes Up Job 'Squire John G. Kuhn. of Coldwater, recently appointed to fill a vacancy on the soldiers' relief commission, has re signed. His place has been filled by the appointment of Veteran James H. Mon roe. BURT ANDRYS FALLS VICTIM TO PNEUMONIA B. F. Andrews, better known to his friends as "Burt", died at Greenville last Wednesday night, after an illness of fuor weeks of influenza, terminating in pneumonia. Mr. Andrews had ben working at Greenville for several months, following his trade as painter. His sister, Mrs. Blanch, was at his 1 ed side during bis illness and death. The deceased is survived by his father, Wells Andrews, a well known citizen, and two brothers and two sisters. His remains were brought here yester day. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, wi'.h Rev. Horn in charge. N. E. Pifer a Cincinnati Northern car inspector, b is moved his family from Bryan to this city. Mrs. W. E. TouVelle, who has been ill for the wist six weeks, was out for the first time this week. Mrs. Hugh Thomas was called to Robinson, 111., the first of the week by the illness of her sou Frank and his wife. They are victims of influenza. Installation of officers of Celina Lodge, F. & A. M., to have taken place Wed nesday evening, was postponed on ac count of the influenza. Paul Nickel, John Kohn and Russell Lohrentzare home from Columbus, where they have been attending the O. S. U., until after the holidays. The annual election of officers of the Wabash Mutual Telephone Co. takes place to-ni- rrow (Saturday), the polls being open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cbas. Hartzog, of West Logan street, recently hurt in a railroad crossing acci dent at Lima, when an automobile in which he was riding was hit by a Penn sylvania train, is able to be out, although not yet running any foot races. The funeral of Chloe Yingling, whose death was chronicled last week, took place Saturday, with interment at North Grove. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Yingling, and brother, E.B. Yingling, of Altona, Pi., arrived here Friday. The younger brother, Dr. Estey Yingling, of Lima, was also here to attend the funer al of the deceased. Supt. and Mrs. Andrew Schunck of the county infirmary were at Columbus this week attending the annual meeting of the State conference of charities and corrections. Mrs. Hchunck, an acknowl edged authority on infirmary manage ment, read an interesting paper on that subject at the meeting. STATE TO GROW SEED Prison Farm to Supply All th Stat Institutions. Columbus, Dec. 17. Plans are about complete for the growing of all seeds used at the 23 state institu tions under the management of the board of administration at the prison farm near London. Early next year hundreds of acres of vegetables will be planted for seed purposes. The board spent about $30,000 for crop seed during theNpast year, and it is Claimed that the same seed, or all that is needed for planting purposes, can be harvested at the prison farm for about one-third that amount. A plot of ground especially adapted for seed growing purposes is to be set aside and prisoners from the peni tentiary will be detailed to look after the crop. The seed when harvested will be fcont. to the board of adiui.iis ivf.i.'on, nnd le v initio", j iinm a.:'-'-i t.. " ' a ' A Stewart Red Cedar Chest is a safe storage for valuable furs an I clothing. A red cedar chest would be a very pleas ing and welcome gift for any woman. See the line of cedar chests at W. A. J. McDaniel's. I Local Briefs CHANCES SEEM PRETTY GOOD ForState Aid for East andWest Inter-County Highway County Commissioners Hill and Stein- brunner and County Surveyor Morrison, together with a few other gentlemen of this city and county, were at Columbus the first of the week attending a meet ing of the State Highway Commission and to learn what aid would be extended to road building in this county the com ing year. They were nble to get the ear of the commission nd were promised a generous portion of State funds, but it is understood t lie money is to be applied only on main market or inter-county highways under direction of the State commission, .and that the building of a strip of road here and there without any systematic plau will hereafter get scant attention. The contract for a mile and a half of concrete on the west end of the Celina Wabash inter-county highway, let last summer, is to be completed the coming year, but it is doubtful if it will be furth er extended until the link between this city and St. Marys is taken up and com pleted. This plan seems favored by the -tate, and since its desires are para mount are likely to be followed or noth iug doing. Before this work is undertaken the kink should be taken out of the road east of town. The road has an abrupt and foolish turn to the north east of Edge water Park that should be eliminated. East Market street should be extended through the park, building the roadway on the north side of traction line to avoid a crossing where the road would intersect the St. Marys pike. Whether this has been considered by those who are likely to have the work in charge we do not know, but it should receive atten tion at the earliest possible moment and nothing left undone to hinder its accom plislmient. THE GRIM REAPER Mrs. John Gast, sr. (nee Desch), aged 64 years, one of the best known women of this city, died a week ago last night, after a week's illness of influenza. She bad been ai the home of her son John nursing the two grandsons, whose deaths were chronicled last week, until a few days preceding her death. Grief over the loss of her grandchildren and the absence of hei youngest son Leo at Camp Merritt no doubt broke her spirit and hastened the death of the good woman. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Desch, and was born at St. Johns, April 23, 1854. She was married to Mr. Gast in 1871. Five years later they came to Celina. where thev since resided. The deceased is survived by her hus band and eight children John, jr., An drew, Leo, Matilda, Sister Margaret, Mrs. Geo. Pulskamp, Mrs. P. A. Ockuly and Mrs. Alex Miller, of Ottawa. Funeral services were held Monday evening and the remains deposited in the mausoleum to await the arrival of her son Leo before her interment. Mrs. L. V. Gibson, of West Fayette street, aged about 35 years, died yerter day afternoon after a two weeks illness of inflenza and pneumonia. Besides the husband, four children survive her. The Gibsons had been living in Celina only about a year and a half, coming here from Washington C. H., Ohio. Mr. Gibson is employed at the Schunck harness store. ' L. N. Hamilton, 59 years of age, died at St. Marys Saturday. He was born February 9, 1859, near Mendon, in which vicinity the early part of his life was spent. March 30, 1882 he united in marriage with Mollie Parrett of Mendon, who preceded him in death, April 2, 1918. For 16 years Mr. Hamilton taught country school iii the vicinity of Men don. Coming to St. Marys about 20 yaars ago he took up employment with the St. Marys Wheel and Spoke com pany and till the time of his final illness was r faithful employee of this institu tion. St. Marys Leader. UP TO HIGH COURT Right of Liability Business Companies to Do In Ohio. Columbus, Dec. 14. The right of liability insurance companies to in sure employers who carry their own workmen's compensation risks is in volved in a case heard by the state supreme court. The lower courts have held that the insurance compa nies may not lawfully write such in surance, under the provisions of the Ohio workmen's compensation aot, and If this holding Is upheld by the high court these companies will be left absolutely without any authority to do any kind of business in Ohio. Former Governor Judson Harmon and A. I. Vorys of Columbus, appear ing as counsel for the companies, contended that they have the right to engage in such business. FUEL OIL KILLS SEAGULLS Stick Fast in Fluid From Wrecked Steamer and Starve to Death. Seattle, Wash. Thousands of dead seagulls soaked with fuel oil strew the waters of Lynn canal hear the wreck of the steamship Princess Sophia, ac cording to steamship captains arriv ing here. When the Princess Sophia was swept on the rocks of Vanderbllt reef her fuel oil tanks burst, releasing the oil, which soon covered the watei for a great distance. The gulls alight ing In the water were instantly made helpless and soon starved to death. Warren L. Trenary, chairman of the Mercer county draft board, is in receipt of a very complimentary letter from Gov. Cox for the splendid part he took in helping to mobolize "the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen." "We in Onio," the Governor adds, "are proud of the record made in the work of the draft, which has been completed without a tinge of selfishness or hint of scandal in any quarter." Give Furniture for Xmas i'ut your gift money into presents that will brighteu the home. "Give furni ture for Xmas." Every home needs some new piece of furniture a new rocking chair, library table, Gunn's sec tional book case, bed Davenport, dining table, dining chairs, buffet, ladies' writ ing desk, and many other pie es that are useful every day in the year. These arr gifts that count. For good furniture gifts, call at W, A. J. McDaniel's. Notice to Tax-Payer I just received notice from the State Board of Health not to allow a crowd in Uie oltice, so come early. Don t wait I until the last week to pay tax. Yours truly PERRY BAKER, Treasurer. Wanted Cabinet makers and piano makers in every department. Bell Bros. I'iano Co. Muucie, Ind. Wanted - -Agents Every housekeeper Earn big money. wants Mudam Bluuier's lilumeroy. 25c package. S-ives cost of 48 eggs in baking and cooking. Goes like wildfire. Mrs. Fiske made JS.25. Mrs. Ritter 6.75 in a day. You can, too. Free samples. F. J. Bluuier, Lincoln avenue and Roscoe, Chicago. Among Soldier Lads The name of W. E. Hole, of Coldwa ter, appears in a recent casualty list as among the seriously wounded in France. Leo Gast is home on a furlough from a training camp in New Jersey, being called here by the death of his "mother, Mrs. John Gast, sr. Lieut. Robert TouVelle. with the Eighty-third division in France, writes under date of Nov. 23, that he is well but has no idea when he will put l is feet on American soil. Wm. Gebele writes bis mother, Mr. Felice Gebele, he is with the American army of occupation .,n the way to the Rhine. Since his letter was written his division, the Thirty-second, has reached its objective. John Pierce, in the aviation d?part ment at Smithfield camp, at Americus, Ga., has been spending his few days' furlough with his pirents in Center township. Cashier John Pulskamp has received letters from his son Raymond, in France, witten since the close of hostilities, saying the quietness of his surroundings were in strange contrast to what they had been undergoing. Roscoe Dehays, a grandson of Veteran and Mrs. Joe Dehays, former Mercer county people, was in town last week on a visit to his uncle, Commissioner John Now, on his way to his home at Findlay. He had recently been honorably dis charged from camp at Norfolk, Va. Memorial services were held at Men don Sunday for John Yocum, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Yocum, killed in action in France, November 5. He left for Camp Taylor, May 25, with a contin gent of Van Wert boys. lie was 25 years old. A brother, Gus, is also in France. A letter from Dr. Frank Ayers to his wife in this city, under date of Novem ber 17, intimates that he will soon be back in the States from France. Base hospital No 17, where he is located, has 500 wounded soldiers able to be sent home and were awaiting orders. He ex pects to return with them. P ivnte Howard Kuhn, writing to his sister Eva from Base Hospital 75 in France, under date of Nov. 21, says he came out of the war rather lucky, with only a piece of shrapnel in his hip, and his wound is ab mt all right now. He said Fred Jewell was at the same place, but not in the same hospital. Zeno Sacher, who has been in limited service at Newport News, Va., the great er part of the time since leaving Celina last August, reached home Wednesday, having been honorably discharged. His job at the Wenning barber shop still re mains at Ins disposal, and he will soon be telling the patrons how the news of the armistice was received at Newport News. Ray Collins, one of the sous of the late Judge F. S. Collins, who is in serv ice in France, writes his mother that he expects to remain overseas during the reconstruction period. Ray was one of the village mail carriers before inducted into service, and is well remembered in Sunday school circles, being for some time secretary of the county Sunday school association. Two other brothers are in the service Albert, who had just passed through two weeks at the front under shell fire, and Adna, at a remount depot at Grezres, trance. lien Adams, in an interesting letter to the Standard from Belgium under date of Nov. 25, says "Corporal William Woods and Corporal Chauncey Boroff, of Cshna, and Corporals Tony Casperson and Chester Cummins, of St. Marys, members of Co. K of the old National Guard, have had the honor of taking part in a parade at Brussels before King Albert. The parade consisted of troops from the U.S.A., France, England, Scot land and Belgium, the only event of the kind that has ever taken place up to date. Earl Houser, a former Celina 1 oy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Houser, now residents of Phoenix, Ariz. , was in town this week visiting bohood friends, leaving yesterday for Columbus. Earl is a member of the navy, receiving his training at Goat Island, Calif. He has been seeing service on the Atlantic, and has two trips across to his credit. He was on the U.S.S. Schurz when she was torpedoed by n submarine about a hun dred miles off the North Carolina coast. At present he is on the U.S S Willmette, fr.im which he has been enjoying a short leave. ' While here he paid a visit to his grandfather, the Veteran Wm. Pontius, at Rockford. Joba Pond, who was in service at Van Couver Barracks, is again at home, having been honorably discharged. Mrs. Wm. Pumphrvy. who has been in ill health for some time, and the past sis weeks confined to her bed, is repor ted some better this week. A Gunn Sectional Book Case makes a lasting gift. "Give your books a home." Beautiful in design, have the appearance of a solid case; no iron bands between sections. See the Gunn cases at W.A.J. McDaniel's. GEORGE ENGLE A SHARP OLD GUY Is Way Ansonia Banker Sizes Him Dp-Looks That Way George Engle, a well known charac ter of Ansonia, Darke county, aged 73, put one over several business places here last week, and has since been counted among the missing. George was re garded as sort of easy going fellow and had gained the confidence of those with whom he came in contact. He had been employed on the L. E. & W. section here since last summer and has been staying at the Logan Street House, and that hostelry is holding the bag for a couple weeks' board. Engle's principal victims, so far as has come to light, are John Morrow, the giocer, who is out $25, which might have been $83, but John had nomor: loose change around when Engle pre sented a check for the latter amount. He prepared a couple of his victims U r the raid by telling them in advance he was looking for s check from Ansonia in the sum of $83 and would like them to cash it when it came, and they fell for the game right readily. The same even ing Mr. Morrow advanred the $25 on his $83 check he had one cashed at Si mon & Gagle's saloon for a like amount. Later he appeared at Depweg's saloon, where he treated a party and tendered a $50 check in payment, which was duly honored. Engle has not shown up since, and is not likely to unless the offi cers locate him. FINALLY FOUND A 1 URN IN THE LANE Rev.W. T. Lyons, who succeeded Rev. Frank Snavely a few months ago as pas tor of the Celina Circuit Churches of God west of this city, coming here from Wayne county, has been enumerating the good things that has been percolat ing in upon himself and family recently. Rev. Lvns and his congregations have not been able to get on speaking terms since his assignment here almost five months ago, though it seems the fault of neither one or the other. In meantime, however, thi pastor had enongh to dis courage a robust man, and probably would have thrown up his hands had he not been pretty much Irish and accus tomed to reverses and plenty of hard knocks. When he and his family land ed in Celina he was not a well man, and when he was sufficiently recovered to tackle his work along came the influenza and shut up his churches. During this time his not very vlethoric purse com menced to shrink and he cast about to find some work to meet his living ex penses. He applied to the furniture factory for work, but he overestimated his strength and a day or two there put him on his back with the flu, and then his family, not a very -mall one for he had obeyed the injunction of increase and multiply joined him in his misery. and his good wife had her hands full. among strangers in a strange town. About this time his congregations got on to the tact that things were not going well with their pastor, with whom they had redly"not yet come in can tact, and they commenced to get busy. Things look different now, even if the flu ban that was off again is on again. "Com munication" has been established, the food cargoes are arriving, and as soon as the flu :ak. s to tall timber there will be a getting together of the pastor and his flocks that will atone for the months that have had everything but a silver lining for Rev. Lyons and his family. LIEUTENANT LEISER SERIOUSLY WOUNDED Lieutenant W. A. Leiser, of Ft. Re covery, son-in-law of Dr. J. A. Schirack, of St. Henry, was seriously wounded Oc tober 3, according to a message from the war department last Saturday. Lieut. Leiser before tendering his services to the government was a well known young practicing physician of Ft. Recovery, and liad been in France since last summer. Letters borne would indicate he had been much at the front since that time. His wife and little son are at the home of her parents at St. Henry. It is to be hoped ids injuries are less serious than reported and he may soon be home with loved ones again. TONS OF CHRISTMAS CANDIES AT MORROW'S John Morrow's grocery is headquar ters for Christmas candies, fruits and nuts. Three tons of fancy candies 100 different kinds hard mixed, peannt brittle, taffy s, chocolate, all kinds. Ti.e biggest and best line of candy in Celina prices are the lowest. Oranges special 35c per dozen and np. Apples fancy, the finest you ever seen. New mixed nuts special 35c per lb. Special prices for schools and churches. Walk down South Main str et and no tice our window full of candies, nnts and fruit before you buy. LATE ARRIVALS A babv girl came last Saturday to glad den the home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Kramer, living on Mill and Livingston streets. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Monroe, residing a few miles west of this city, have an nounced the arrival ol twin girls at then house. Ex-County Surveyor and Mrs. Dillon Smalley are entertaining a bright and new little daughter at their home. Ar rived Sunday. Furniture for Xmas Can you think of a better holiday gift than an attractive piece of furniture. "Give furniture for Xmas." Gifts like these combine beauty and utility, gives pleasure for years to come. Call and see the beautiful things in the furniture line appropriate for gifts, at W. A. J. Mc- Daniels. Mayor Morrow, who has been aervin on the federal grand jury at T.'ledo, re- mrueo. nome luesuay evening.