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Buy all the War Saving
Stamps You Can
Then you help yourself and Uncle
Buy all the War Savings
Stamps You Can
Then you help yourtelf and Unci
E.tablithod My 9, ltf
Kntr?d in lha Pmtuffir at Clin, Ohio. cond-claai mail mattr
Volume 23, Number 38
Celina, Ohio, Friday, December 27, 1918
Price, $1.50 per Year
Lake County Man Likely to Land
the Speakership,
Beetham Said to Be 8lated For Re
publican Floor Leader of the House
and Whittemore of Akron For
President Pro Tern, of the Senate.
Increase of Mileage Rate Antici
pated The Clerkships.
Columbus, Dec. 24. One of the
first things Ohio legislators are ex
pected to do for themselves, after
making their salaries available, is to
Increase the mileage rate for their
trips to and from Columbus.
The present law gives them 2 cents
a mile to and from Columbus each
eek, whether they make the trip or
not. Dut the fare now is 3 cents, so
that traveling would cost the .law
makers at least 1 cent a mile unless
they Increase the mileage accord
ingly. Little excitement has attended the
pre-session organization work so far.
Indications are that W. E. Halley,
former senate clerk, will be returned
to the job, and Captain J. P. May
nard again elected clerk of the house.
The latter has no opposition.
Frank E. Whittemore, Akron, ap
pears to be slated for president pro
tern, and Republican floor leader of
the senate. House members believe
Carl K. Kimball, Lake county, will
be elected speaker, and R. R. Beet
ham, Harrison county, floor leader In
the lower branch.
Republicans will caucus at 1 p. m.
Saturday. Democrats may not cau
cus until the morning of Jan. 6, when
the assembly convenes. After organ
izing Jan. 6 recess probably will be
taken until Inauguration day, Jan. 13.
E. J. Hopple, Cleveland, speaker in
the last house, likely will be made
Democratic floor leader In that body.
John R. Cassidy, present clerk of
the house, la urging all members to
bring their certificates of election
Jan. 6, so they may be sworn in with
out delay.
Preeident Wllsorf to Outline
Plana to the People.
Paris, Dec. 24. That President
Wilson already la getting the ear of
the allied peoples is indicated by the
hundreds of letters he has received
from all classes, expressing sympathy
with his peace policies and promising
him support.
During his first week in Paris the
president made three speeches and
gave an Interview to the press, all
of which were intended for public
. consumption. He has given the
heartiest approval to plans for him
to speak direct to the people of in
dustrial communities, and elsewhere,
in England, and to a similar program
for his trip to Italy. While in Eng
land he will also confer with British
The president believes such a
course will clarify the American po
sition and make plain America's
peace aims. He la confident that by
this means he can show the people
that the American program will be
developed so as to assure a Just peace
for all.
Yankees Downed 854 Planes.
Washington, Dec. 28. American
air men in Prance brought down a
total of 854 German airplanes and 82
German balloons, according to, a re
port cabled by Major General Har
bord on Dec. 15 and made public by
the war department Destruction of
354 enemy planes and S7 of tie
balloons had been officially confirmed.
International Aerial Navigation Llke
ly to Be Regulated.
Paris, Dec. 24. Representatives of
several allied powers and the United
States will hold a conference In Paris
early in the new year te consider the
future of international aerial naviga
tion. Great Britain, Italy, Belgium.
France and the United States will be
represented at the conference, which
will study the question of how to
prevent airplanes of different nation
alities from crossing customs bar
riers and how to prevent postal or
commercial airplanes from being
transformed Into bombing machines
within a few minutes. The result of
the deliberations of the conference
will have to be accepted by Germany
and her former allies In the peace
' Lord Weir, British secretary for air
forces, announced In London that the
British air board had drafted articles
for an international air convention
which would be submitted to the
Galbratth Decorated.
Washington. Dec 24. Colonel F.
W. Galbralth of Cincinnati, command
ing the old Sixth regiment, Ohio na
tional guard, which is a part ot the
Thirty-seventh division, has been
awarded the distinguished service
medal. Colonel GaIbraith formerly
commanded the old First, Ohio na
tional guard.
fjMrs. ivirau Br son o( this city received
a telegram Saturday announcing the
sudden death of U. A. Bryson, a well
known resident ol Montpvlier, Ind.
Death was due to paralysis.
Mob Hangs Four Negroes, Two Men
and Two Women.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 21. Four ne
groes, two of them women, accused of
the murder of Dr. E. L. Johnson here
last week, were taken from the jail
at Shubuta, Miss., and lynched. All
are reported to have been hanged to
the girders of a bridge spanning the
Chlckasuhay river.
Members of the Ger
man Cabinet Resign.
London, Dec. 24. The Ebert gov
ernment in Berlin is reported to be
faced with another crisis through the
resignation of the minority members
of the cabinet
Political circles in Berlin, another
report says, are agitated by a rumor
that General Groener, who succeeded
General Ludendorff as chief quarter
master general, has threatened to
seize Berlin with troops that have
remained faithful if order is not re
ebta'.'Jslied there shortly.
Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg,
according to reports received here
from Germany, has concentrated a
large force of soldiers in Posen.
Posen is in German Poland. Polish
nationalists have claimed it as part
of the new Poland and Polish troops
have invaded the territory. Accord
ing to reports from Berlin the Polish
government has ordered elections to
be held in several parts ot Posen.
Danzig, the Baltic port occupied by
Polish forces last week, Is in Posen.
5,000 Soldiers Arrive.
New York, Dec. 23. The United
States transport Mongolia, with 148
officers and 4,588 enlisted men on
board, arrived from Brest. After a
boisterous reception the soldiers were
landed at Hoboken and transported
to Camp Mills for demobilization.
Wilson's Quarters In London.
London, Dec. 24. The "Belgian
suite," reserved exclusively for royal
guests until now, will be occupied by
President and Mrs. Wilson during
their stay in London. In the years
of Its interesting history it has had
within its walls many crowned heads,
one of the latest, but the least men
tioned at Buckingham palace, being
the former German emperor.
Prisoner Pardoned.
Columbus, Dec. 24. Governor Cox
gave this year's Christmas pardon to
Charles Sechrlst, sentenced from
Clermont county for murder in 1911.
Sechrist killed his father-in-law, by
whom he had been attacked fre
quently. He has been on honor work
for several years. The ' board of
clemency and Warden Thomas rec
ommended pardon.
Attendant Found Guilty.
Canton, O., Dec. 20. Ralph H.
Stafford, Indicted for second degree
murder following the death of John
Beardsley, patient at the Massillon
state hospital, was convicted of man
slaughter. An autopsy showed most
of Beardsley's ribs were broken. The
state charged Stafford beat Beardsley
with a club and a piece of garden
Judge Seidel Wine Suit
Columbus, Dec. 21. Municipal
Judge John F. Seidel wis awarded a
judgment of $10,000 against James
Ross, local Democratic leader, for
damages done Judge Seidel through
alleged publication by Ross of a po
litical advertisement in a local paper
during the municipal campaign ot
McGhee's Ruling.
Columbus, Dec. 24. Attorney Gen
eral McGhee holds that not until after
all the wives, widows and mothers
of civil war soldiers, sailors and ma
rines and all army nurses of that
war have died can the Madison home
in Lake county, established for them,
be abandoned and sold by the state.
Fatal Fire.
St. Clalrsville, O., Dec. 23. Virginia
Jobes, 10, was burned to death, and
her mother was seriously and her
father, William Jobes, painfully
burned trying to rescue her. His
garage burned and seven autos were
Shoots Son and Self.
Akron, O., Dec. 23. David Nichols,
25, died in a hospital from a bullet
wound inflicted by Joseph Nichols,
his father, who later turned the
weapon on himself. Nichols is in a
hospital in a serious condition.
Cox Invited.
Columbus, Dec. 24. Secretary of
the Navy Daniels invited Governor
Cox to participate in the New York
reception to the returning navy
Thursday morning. Cox likely will
not attend
Haul Made by Thieves.
Columbus, Dec. 24. Thieves en
tered the store of the C. C. Wlnans
'company through the elevator shaft
r.r.d rtrle furs valued by Mr. Win an s
at C! 0.000.
Pioneer St. Marys Wtmis Dead
Mrs. Nancy DeRush, of St. Marys,
aged 80 years, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Wiltshire Riley, east o'
this city, Inst Monday evening About
(our months ago the venerable woman
was seriously burned, from which she
never fullv recovered.
Have you enlisted In the army of savers
for your country and yourself T Buy Wur
Saving Stamps,
Ksw Under Consideration By tbe
Entente Allies.
Actual Fighting Strength of the Bol
shevist Army Probably Not Much
Over 300,000, Despite Alarmist
Reports to the Contrary Oppo
nents of 8ovlet Government Seek
Representation at Peace Meeting.
Paris, Dec. 23. The Russian prob
lem is recognized by the entente
allies as one of the most urgent that
Is to be dealt with at the peace con
ference. There have been numerous alarm
ist reports recently relative to the
size of the Bolshevist army, but fig
ures quoted so far are considered
exaggerations. The actual fighting
strength is probably not much over
200,000 or 300,0000. Discipline has
been Introduced, but only by means
that are far more tyrannical than
anything known under the old regime.
In considering the present political
position, it must be remembered that
for some months it has been quite
impossible for the opponents of the
soviet government to express their
nnliilnnn in DUbllC All leaders of
thought who care for the future of
their country have fled, in tne lat
ter region there are several anti
RniKhnviat eovernments in existence.
In the Kuban district General Alex
ia's volunteer army, which, since his
death, has been under the command
of General Denkine, is maintaining a
valiant fight against the Germans and
Bolshevists. A provisional govern
ment has been set up there. The
allies are In touch with this govern
ment, which possesses1 a thoroughly
efficient array of at least 100,000 men,
and a British military mission has
been sent to Inquire into the military
position there. In the Don district Is
another anti-Bolshevist, government.
Here General Krasnoff's army Is op
erating under the political control of
M. Harlamoff, a moderate Social
Democrat. This government is in
close association with the Kuban
government and both work with the
provisional government in Crimea,
with which they are in close agree
ment. In Ukraine the situation Is
very complicated.
There is reason to hope that the
policy followed by the allies will pro
mote unity between these various
governments in southern Russia, all
of which repudiate tyranny and Bol
shevism and whose one object is the
restoration of order in the country.
A late and satisfactory develop
ment has been a steady flow of emi
nent and loyal Russians of all par
ties in the direction of London and
Paris, for the purpose of setting up
an organization to deal with the Bol
shevist problem and be at hand dur
ing the peace conference.
The attitude of the entente pow
ers toward Russia in the peace con
ference so far seems wholly unde
fined. The American delegates say
they do not know whether Russia
will be allowed representation at the
congress. Professor Milukoff said
the members of the mission and the
Russian ambassadors were hopeful
that Russia would be granted a voice,
hut that they were without definite
Federal Control Over Milk Prices to
Cease New Year's Eve.
Columbus, Dec. 21. Federal con
trol of milk prices in Ohio will cease
after Dee. 31, Fred C. Croxton, fed
eral food administrator for the state,
announced at a conference of milk
producers and distributors, called
for the purpose of agreeing upon
prices for January and February.
Croxton read a telegram which he
received from the Washington office
ot the food administration, advising
him to withdraw from further activ
ity in connection with milk prices.
He explained that it was the desire
of the food administration at Wash
ington to allow business of al) kinds
to return to normal and that it was
not incumbent upon the producers
and distributors to deal with each
other on a war-time basis. Though
the federal control over prices will
cease after the close of the year,
Croxton made it clear to both pro
ducers and distributors that the gen
eral laws relating to profiteering
and combining to boost prices remain
In effect.
Protest Against Lynching.
New York. Dec. 23. Demand to
know what steps the Mississippi au
thorities will take in regard to the
lynching of four negroes, reported to
have taken place at Shubuta, in that
state, last Friday, was contained in
a telegram addressed to Governor
Bilbo by the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People. The telegram points out
that since the Vnited States entered
the war 103 lynchings have occurred.
Making Maple Sugar.
Chardon, O., Dec. 23. Farmers ol
Geauga county are tapping maple
trees and mal.iu j maplo sugar.
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Hauss, of Nor
wood, O., annoence the arrival of a son
at their home. Mrs. Hauss was for
merly Miss Virginia Cogging of this
Our Wish
The Democrat wishes every
one, without regard to ruce,
creed, color or previous con
dition of servitude, a Happy,
Prosperous New Year.
American dollars, supplied chiefly
through the sale of Liberty Honda, play
ed a big part in the winning of the world
They seut an army of 2,000,000 Yanks
to the firing line in about the shortest
time such an army was ever assembled.
They put under way the construction
of a federal uierch.,::'. m.uine that will be
diverted from war work o the extension
of American com in tree.
They supplied the allied nations funds
to the extent of more than 7,000,000,000
with which to carry on their fight.
And in elfect they tipped the balance
of world power so decisively that there
was nothing left the Germans, but Bur
Yet this is but a p rt of their treniend-
ojs end yet unfinished task.
We must do our part in restoring law
and order in Kurope. We must lend our
i assistance at whatever cost to the. re-
establishment of a stable government in
Russia. We must help feed the starving
millions in the territories devastated by
the Hun. We may have to lend substan
tial aid in the end to Germany herself.
lint above all we must thoroughly look
out for the best interests of our own
country commercially, at home and
abroad, b Ali for the immediate present
and future. This is a question that inti
mately concerns us all.
The duty of the dollar hasn't been
fully done by a long shot
Nr has our obligation to furnish that
dollar been removed.
Nor our debt to humanity fully paid.
Nor will all this have been accom
plished until normal conditions are re-
! So don't contemplate another loan in
a spirit of resistance.
Stand by your ilutv and your country's
idutv. '
Better News Reaches nome Folks
I The government sent a dispatch to rel
atives here last week that I-'rrd Fisher
! had been severely wounded, accidentally,
ion a rifle range, sometime in October
The first of this week friends her : re
ceived a letter written on Nov. 8 anil 11,
in which nothing is said of being wound
ed. Evidently the government got the
names mixed. Glad to hear Fred is all
right. Mendon Herald.
I Fred is a son E. D. Fisher, of Union
j township, and a brother of Mis. Harold
i Baker of this city. It will be remember
ed he reported the deatl s of the first two
I Mercer county loys-from 1'nion town
ship killed in Frauce, several weeks be
fore reported by the war department.
Herman HeuimeUarn, aged 75, a well
known pioneer resident of Granville
township, died at the home of his daugb-
jter, Mrs. Frank Snii h, of St. Henry,
last Sunday. The deceased was born in
I Germany, bu' came to this enr.ntry with
ihis parents when a small child, the fam
ily locating in Granville township. Six
children survive liim.
Funeral services were h :ld from the
St. H nry Catholic church la-t Tuesday.
The following jurors for thej inuary
' term of the Common Pleas Court has
been drawn. The grand jury meets on
Mond iy, January 6, at 10 a.m., and the
petit jury on Monday, January 110, at
10 a.m.
Grand Jurors
Wm. Evers, Marion township.
Ben Vonderhaar, Washington.
Fred Heckman, Marion.
Albert Groth, Liberty.
E. G. Barker, Butler.
Chas. Heiby, Recovery.
W. W. W.lliams, Center.
Frank Worthman, Dublin.
Dan Brookhart, Jefferson.
J. II. Ballinger, Fr;iiklin.
Geo. Hansel, Hopewell.
Ixigan Stover, Blackcreek.
VV. O Sienmer, Gibson.
G. S. Wollam, Center.
James McKirnan, Jefferson.
Petit Jurors
Joseph Lange, Butler.
C. G. Wiison, Dublin.
Fred Howell, Washington.
Albert Romer, Franklin.
John Fetters, Butler.
Blaine Collins, Center.
O. P.. Howell. Butler.
John Holtman, Butler.
Chas. Rapp, Gibson.
Fred Ontrop, Franklin.
Geo. Stevenson, Hopewell.
Otto Kessler, Gibson.
Lon Presho, Union.
John G. Fiely, Marion.
, John H. Moore, Franklin.
Geo Newcomb. Jefferson.
Oscar Hellwarth, Hopewell.
Wm. Monroe, Butler.
Defy Health Board.
Marlon, O.. Dec. 19-Following the
' issuance of a new influenza ban edict.
moving picture owners, saloonkeep
ers and merchants refused to close
their places of business on the ground
that the mayor bad failed to sign the
order. Nobody wore influenza masks
and no arrests were made.
Fire Consumes Elevator.
Bryan, 0 Dec. 18. Spontaneous
combustion in grain bins at the flour
mill and elevator of the Christian
Milling company caused a fire which
burned the main building of the plant
to the ground. Ten thousand bushels
ot wheat were destroyed. Loss is
estimated at 1 60,000.
Realty Agent J. C. Bowser has dis
posedd of his West Fayette street pro-
nrli In Viriiv lliinn. pettimr in the'
transaction the 37 acte farm ol the latter
at F.rastus.
The local health authorities last Fri
day partly raited the bin on business
places, allowing them to open Saturday
night, with the exception of picture
shows and dance halls. Sunday-schools
and churches weie opened Sunday. The
public schools will open next Monday.
Charles Ginter, aged 51, a carpenter
by trade, died suddenly and without
warning at his home on Forest Heights,
this city, last Saturday evening, lie re
cently sufFe en n stroke of paralysis, but
seemed much better, and had eaten a
hearty supper a few minutes before his
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon from the home, with interment
at North Grove cemetery.
New York. Over the rail of the
hospital transport Sierra as It came
in one day recently leaned Koy Davis
of Chicago. He was a soldier of the
One Huudred und Firty-ninth artil
lery, formerly the First Illinois, in
command of H. J. Keilly. He jelled
down to those on the police boat :
"Tell the people of New York the
old Sixty-ninth (a famous Irish Infan
try regiment In the New Yori Nation
al Guard, now the One Hundred and
Sixty-fifth, a part of the Rainbow di
vision) saved the day at the Cham
pagne. The people of France are
wildly enthusiastic over the One Hun
dred and Sixty-fifth, and, believe me,
they have reason to be.
"We followed the Sixty-ninth up at
the battle of Champagne, laying down
their barrage for them. It got hot as
hell behind those boys and then hot
ter and It was Just as bud In front
The Pollus started to go back and
yelled to the One Hundred and Sixty- j health rapidlv failed. Death was due to I , 1 ne aeceasea lor many years was em
fifth to turn and follow them. tuberculosis. ' j Pfd at office, and was high-
"To hell with thatr yelled back j
the Sixty-ninth. 'We're going right j
on.' And, believe me, they went right
on and saved the day.
Exacted Terrible Cost
"The gray-green uniforms strewed
the ground In front of the Irish posi
tions. One walked on a carpet of
dead bodies after the attack was
hurled back. The Sixty-ninth was cut
up, but they exacted terrible cost
from the Boche."
It was of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth
field artillery that a captured
German said:
"Let me see those men who are be
hind those guns. I never saw such a
perfect barrage in all ray life."
One of the most popular officers on
the transport was the Rev. Ray F.
Jenney, the fighting chaplain of De
catur, 111., who bad four wound stripes
on his sleeve. When all the officers
of a company In his regiment had been
shot down In the big drive at St. Mi
hiel he led the men on and brought
back a trophy in the shape of a silver
mounted Luger pistol that he took
from a German commander when his
company smashed up a machine gua
Bear Distinguishes Himself.
Among those wearing the Croix de
Guerre was Lieut J. Sanford Bear ol
Illinois of the Thirty-ninth Infantry.
He Is twenty-two years old. On July
27 he distinguished himself in a novel
manner. It was before Chateuu-Thier-ry
and a group of officers In French
uniforms on the opposite bank of the
Vesle were believed to be Germans
in disguise. It was to find out if the
officers who pretended to be French
were really so that Bear volunteered
to swim the Vesle and make close ob
servation on the other shore.
Whether they were friends or foes
Bear was exposed to the machine-gun
fire of the enemy while swimming, but
he carried through his mission suc
cessfully, found that the French uni
forms were but disguises, and so per
mitted the fire from the American side
to be centered upon the enemy posi
tions. For this he won the cross.
Dee Miller and Miss LaVaun Burke,
well known young people of this city,
were quietly marriid last Tuesday after
noon at the home of Justice C. D. Rice,
the squire performing the ceremony. The
young people have tbe goiid wishes of a
large circle of friends for a happy mar
ried life.
Marriage Licenses Issued
George H. Sielschott, aged 22, farmer,
of Hopewell township, and Lola Bollen
bacher, aged 21, housekeeper. Liberty
John Kessler, aged 21, laborer, of Ohio
City, Ohio, and Myrtle Steele, aged 17,
housekeeper, Rock ford.
Clarence Hunziker, aged 20, farmer.
Liberty township, and Kdna Pierstorff,
19, housekeeper, Hopewell township.
Another Lad Reported Hissing:
Tnrns Up
John Volz received w rd a few days
ago from the war department that bis
son Albert had been missing in action
since October 9. Mr. Volz informs us
that he received a Ch i.-tmas card tri m
Albert that was enclosed in an envelop
bearing the date of Novemlier 19, and
stating that he was all ric.ht. We are
pulling for Albert to come through all
right, and ever indication points that
way. from the fact that h'S father ha
heard from him since he bad been re
ported missing in action. Ft. Recovery
Notice to Tax-Payers
I just re eived notice from the State
Hoard of Health uot to allow a crowd in
the cilice, so come early. Don't wait
until the lust week to pay tax.
Yours truly
PERRY BAKER, Treasurer.
Cabinet makers and piano makers in
every department. Hell Bros. Piano Co.
Muncie, Ind.
Chickens for Sale
Fifty two-year old hens at fl. 00 each.
200 one-year old hens at Jl.00 each.
3S0 pullits at 1.15 each.
Same terms as public sale. Six months
wit out interest. (. D. Moore, Lelma.U.
Man Wanted
Man who knows hay, to act as bay
buyer in Van Wert, Allen, Mercer, Aug
laize, Shelby and Daike counties for re
sponsible firm. Must have good refer
ence. Address M. Dacey, Cincinnati, O.
Renters Seeking Farms
Tne Democrat has the addresses of a
couple young farmers who are looking
tor farms of about K0 acres that that are
for rent. Their names anil addresses
cau be obtaned at this office.
Fur Buyers Wanted
Skunk, 56; Muskrats, 51-60; get my
price list before you sell your furs. Fur
buyers wanted. Hahr Fur Co. , Neshan
ice, N.J.
Salesman Wanted
Salesman, active, energetic man, with
or without selling experience. Oppor
tunity to establish in own community a
i business paving 4 to fs per day. Stet-
.sou Oil Co., Station 15, Cleveland, O.
Wanted Agents
Earn big money. Every housekeeper
wants Madam Hlumer's Hlumeroy. 25c
package. S ives cost of 4S eggs in baking
and cooking, (iocs like wildfire. Mrs.
Fiske made S 25. Mrs. Rittrr $6.75 in
a day. You can, too. Free samples. F.
J. Blumer, Lincoln avenue and Roscoe,
Miss Opul Burris. for the last few
years a local news gatherer for the Daily
Standard, died at the home of herjfather,
Abe Hurris, on West Market street about
3 o'clock vesterd iy afternoon. About ; ud( a very oppressing ettect upon ner
a month ago she was compelled to give ;am! contributed much to her final disso
up her work, since which time her j 5in" .
Mrs. Frank Heitkamp, aged 27 years,
Corporal Victor Hamburger, who was Jied at her home at Maria Stein last Fri
with the Rainbow Division in France, is day night after a short illness of influen
liorae from the hospital at Lakewood, N. : za. The deceased was a daughter of Mr.
J., on a ten-day furlough. He arrived ! and Mrs. Henry Bertke. Besides the
at Lakewood from overseas on Nov. 16, . husband, she is survived by three small
where he has since been undergoing ; children. Funeral services were held
John R. Grumlen, of Montezuma, who
,as previously 'eporttd dead from
wounds, seems to have died from pneu
monia. This report is made in Monday's
casualty list.
Seymour I). Smith, aged about 70
years, residing in Lakeview addition,
was run down by a L.E.&W. freight
train a week ago last night and in
stantly killed. lie was walking along
the track near the Joe Shannon home
when hit. Freight trains were coming
in on the tracks in opposite directions,
and beitiil deaf evidently only noticed
the train coming towards him and step
ped on the opposite track, with his
back. to the train running him down.
Both feet were cut off and his skull
crushed. His remains were ga hered up
undertaking establishment ami arfter-
wards to the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Marion Cottrell. Funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon and his remains
laid to rest "in North Grove cemetery.
The Committee on Railways and
Canals voted to report for passage Con
gressman Welty's Bill providing for a
survey of the Miami and Frie Canal with
the branch from Defiance vie Ft. Wayne
to Chicago. There were nc votes against
the Bill and Congressman Welty's re
port has been printed and the Bill will
probaply be called for passage sometime
during the month of January. The
meeting scheduled :t Defiance December
30 and 31 to effect a permanent organi
zation of those in favor of the proposed
improvement was postponed lecause of
influenza. The meeting, however, may
be held sometime during the month of
January, at which time prominent
speakers of national reputation are ex
pected fo be present.
The famousold Schuyler meat market,
the best known staud in town, has been
purchased by Lieut. Joe Myers, who
will take possession Monday. Charlie
Meyer, his brother, will hate the
management of the business. As the
latter has been cutting steaks for the
past few years, the business is far from
new to hun. Here's to the new candi
dates for business honors.
John Schuyler, who has managed the
place for so many yea- s, quits princi
pally on account of his health. Just
what he has in view we have not learned.
Ben Hines was in town last week ar
ranging for a sale of his personal proper
ty, which will be held next Tuesday on
the Harry Oliver farm, seven miles west
oi Celina.
We are slowly getting back to earth
again. At a meeting of the Board of
Public Attain last Monday night, Clerk
Kunyou was instructed to return to tbe
old rates for light and water after the
coming monthly bills in January are
wiped off the slate.
It is right good news for water and
light consumers that the board was able
to meet the deficit in the revenues of the
plant, occasioned by the increased cost of
fuel and everything else, in so short a
time. Water rents after the next pay
ment will again be collected semi-annually,
payable in May and September.
Now, if the high cost of living would
take its exit, we would be happy.
Hopes that Lieutenant L' iser. who was
reported seriously wounded while on ac
tive duty in France October 3, might re
cover were shattered last Friday morn
ing, when news confirming his death on
October 5 was received from the war de
partment by Dr. Schirack at St. Henry.
Dr. Leiser, as he was better known to
his friends, was a practicing physician
at Ft. Recovery previous to his being
called to service last August, being
among the county's first volunteers.
The deceased was born in Gibson town
ship and was 29 years old. Four years
ago he wasr wedded to Miss Dora Schi
rack, of St. Henry, who, with a little
son, mourn his loss.
Memorial services for Lieut. Leiser
were held at the St. Henry Catholic
church last Monday moruing, when trib
ute was paid to his splendid character.
Drs. Hattery and Stubbs, ex-Auditor
Steinbrunner, ex-Judge Dugan, John
Desch and other Celina people attended
the service.
Mrs. P. A. Ockuly (nee Cast), aged
32 years, died at the home of her father,
John Cast, sr., last Monday night. Mrs.
Ockuly had been ill for three weeks or
more from an attack of influenza, and
the deaths of her two nephews, followed
i cioseiy Dy mat ol her mother, no doubt
ances. She was wedded to Mr. Ockuly
only last April.
Funerr 1 services were held at the Cath
olic church yesterday.
I Monday at Maria Stein.
Oliver Pond, a well known resident of
Hopewell township, aged 55, died at his
home there last Sunday morning after a
long illness from a complication of dis
eases. He is survived by his wife.
Funeral services were held from the
home Tuesday morning under the auspi
ces of the Celina I.O.O.F. Interment at
Friends cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Watson, aged nearly 73
years, a former resident of Franklin
township, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Wayne Preston, at Del
phos, a week ago last night. Death was
due to angina pectoris.
The deceased was born in Greene coun
ty, this state, and was married to John
Watson in 1863, who died about three
vears ago. She is survived by three
The remains of the deceafed were
brought to this city and taker, to Monte
zuma Saturday, where funeral services
were held.
Verlin Merle
known young
Buxton, aged 25, a well
farmer of Center town-
ship, aged 2j
died at his home there
last Saturday, atier a lew aays illness ol
influenza. He was the eldest son of Mr.
an(1 Mrs- Elza Buxton. The deceased is
; survived by a wife and a small child,
Funeral services were held from the
nome aionuay. witn interment in Swamp
College cemetery.
Accepts Call from St. John's
Lutheran Church
Rev. A. J. Einfelt, of Versailles, who
recently received a call from the St.
John's Lutheran congregation of this
city, will take up his duties here Janu
ary 1. Rev. Einfelt delivered a sermon
to his new charge here Christmas even
ing and made quite a favorable impres
sion upon those who listened to him.
Homer Laugliliu, a former well known
employe of the Rentzsch dry goods store
in this city, died at Sidney, O., last
Mrs. Jennie Tester, of Piqua, returned
to her home yesterday after a visit with
her son, Eva Thomas.
The following were the Quotations
for grain, livestock, poultry and pro
duce in the Celina mTkets yesterday
Wheat, per bush $2 10
Corn 2 00
Oats 67c
Rye, per bush . 1 45
Alsac 17 00
Little Red 21 00
Timothv 22 00
Light Mixed 20 00
Clover 18 00
Veal Calves..
114 00 to 16 25
. 8 00 to 11 00
8 00 to 14 00
Butter 50c
F.ggs, per do 45c
Lard, per lb 25c
Potatoes 1 25

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