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Prosperity Edition MAIN SHEET H Look Over the Paps of Ths Democrat To-Day and Note the Live Wires of the County EtUbliihad Mtr llU. EnUrad th(Cllaa..tHia.iMt-lfit MCMd-lM mil aiattar. Volume 22, Number 3 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, April 27, 1917 JVualnitolslni 3 n n ry ni""1" m n ""v iR Qfo)fii1 lis ouiuas; innroj jUL-juU uuvj u UL raw rm Keeping Step With March of Progress Business Interests Are Found Engaged in the Most Extensive Trade of Their Career in Every Field This Section Is Richly and Most Generously Endowed, Live Business Men, Ample Financial Resources and a Generous People Compilation Made Reveals Our Enterprising and Progressive Business Men in Every Section of the Best County, in the Best State, in the Best Country the Sun Ever Shown On. a revolver In the bands of Miss Mar garet Winder, seventeen. Police are holding the girl, but no charge hue been placed against her. Sergeant Charles Splcer reported the shooting as accidental to Major G. W. Cun nlngham. Daughter Kill Father. Cleveland, April 25. Domestic trouble led to the death of Ludwlg Melr, fifty-three, at his home near Cleveland. Ruth Melr, twenty-one, his daughter, Is said to have shot and killed Melr when she discovered ilra chasing her brother John, sixteen, In the yard and trying unsuccessfully to fire a revolver at lilm. It Is said that Meir had been on a rampage. Rich in soil, picturesque topographically, well watered with running streams, prairies thoroughly drained and transportation facili ties unsurpassed, Mercer County can truthful ly lay claim to the title: "The Garden Spot of Ohio." It lies in the greatest State in the union, is as fertile a section as is out of doors anywhere on earth, and its people the prosper ous, happy and contented. The experiences of the pioneers who lighted civilization's first fires in this land and who hewed their homes from the primeval forests that covered the county have been the subjects of continued in terest to all the readers of American history through the many years that have elapsed since the landing of our forefathers. The Democrat, with the enthusiastic aid and co-operation of the citizens, industries and business houses of Mercer County is sending a message to the public, a message of pluck, enterprise and achievement. It is Mercer coun ty's answer to the universal inquiry, the per sistent question that is asked: "How is Mer cer County Doing?" And this is not an ideal .'question. Today Mercer County stands on the solid rock of con , servative progress, perhaps stronger than any other community in this section of the United States. Our financial institutions have been pillars of strength and confidence, with a clean record from top to bottom through the smash ing blows of financial depression and war. Can any section in the United States surpass our reeord? Again, every department of civic and social live has kept step in the march of confidence and progress. The homes of Mercer county are more beautiful than ever; civic helpfulness and public spirit which made Mercer County famous are more active and better organized and more productive and more helpful than ever before, Our motto is "Full Steam Ahead" and back Two Weeks' Strike Ended. Bellaire, O., April 23. Fires were lighted at the Yorkville (O.) plant of the Wheeling Steel and Iron com pany, following the ending of a two weeks' strike at midnight. It Is esti mated that during the two weeks the production of enough material has been held up daily to make 2,000.000 tin cans. Lifeboats Fired On. London, April 27. The BrltlHh steamship Kildale, bound for Multa, was torpedoed In the Mediterranean tea. While the crew was In boats the mbmariue came to the surface and Oreo n the bouts with a mounted gun and riflpH. One member of the rrew was killed and eight others wounded. OHIO HAPPENINGS LIVESTOCK, GRAIN, . WOOL AND PROVISIONS Draft Board In Each County. Cincinnati, April 27. That the ma chinery for effective operation of the conscription act has been perfected In Ohio, In co-operation with the fed eral governnu.it, was the announce ment of Governor Cox. He said ac tion would be under federal" authority, but that the several states would be left to devise the particular meth'W. This would make it "adaptive" and less liable to friction than a rigid syg tem that prevailed uniformly throujjh out the nation. A diaft board in ea-.-u county of the state la unbraced In the Coz plan. High 8chool Girl Missing Xenla, O., April 25. Search U be- fnP triflrla frtr ainrhfaAn.irnn U of this motto which is in practical effect, is the garet Poland, Xenia high school girl, aunuiuunaauon oi progress, wiyi saieiy ana who left her classroom on recelnt of conservation. Mercer county has great en- a long distance call stating her thusiasm and great vision, but it has never in mother was ill in Dayton. Mrs. Poland its splendid record of achievements deceived advances a theory that her daughter itself. Todav it faces thn future not hv atanrl- may Possimy have married. :n u. : : . a i c i i lugsiiuiuuiuji iuc mspii mg epBiiwuiB oi iuoh-i ywo Men cru8hed mg up ana marcmng on, connaentoi power, or Flndlav. o.. Anrii !. rm. inhn strength, the wealth of this wonderful com-l son, twenty-two. Is dead and Harrv munity, without fear and setting up the beacon Williams is seriously injured as the lights of the great ship prosperity. An ad- result of a motor truck turning over uancing army refuses to retreat. Mercer coun ty neither needs nor wants any trenches, but a broad plain, where beyond is the great dawn of the rising sun of prosperity, progress and happiness. In Mercer County we are not alone seeking commercial success, material progress and financial solidity, but a great deal more. We seek civic beauty, safety and the best fields for the joy of living, that inspiration of help- near this city. They were returning from Toledo. Johnson was taken to a hospital and died In a few hours fcom internal hemorrhages. Failed to Pass Examination. Canton, O., April 24. Worry ovei his failure to pass tie examination which would admit him to the ranks of the United States army caused Au piiot a a n n nrao n rn rtv.fAn. imuess, me euiuusiasra oi an unsemsn dudhc Swede, to commit shIcMb In hi service, and an unbounded and ever increasing ing house here by slashing his throat devotion to tne public welfare. with a razor. wuuU, .jrU"."f, nu Another Reaimunt Wanf.H progressive American communities nave ana Columbus. April 25. Governor Cox more. It has a heart, great pulsating organism requested Secretary of War Baker to always keeping step, in fact a little in advance of the solid, material march to bigger things. It is the heart of ambition and enthusiasm that like stirring music, inspires and quickens the step of the rank and file. This is one of the big reasons why Mercer county today, neither boastful nor assuming a false modesty, pro claims her achievements, hpr powerful position, call out another regiment of the Ohio national guard to guard Industrial plants engaged in federal service. Two regiments, the Third, Dayton, and Sixth, Tcledo, now are doing fed eral duty in Ohio. Alleged Check Worker. Eellefontaino. O., April 23. George her respectful self coi fidence, her pride in the w- s r Hansford w. Va.. who structure that she has created in the "Garden 'u "1 ,oluIUUU8 o ru: i) j . , , ... i "u niau m une nuiu at iviarion, was oHuiuiyuiw, ttiweuaa one xxaa ueeii arrested on a charge of passing worth great faitn, a strong arm and a vision both ieSs checks. He had boarn ttr clear and true, Elyrla Lockout Ended. Elyria. O., April 27. More tha: $1,000,000 worth of building construe tlon In this city was resumed fullo.v lng a settlement of th? contractors' two weens lockout or i.u.iii union workmen. The settlement tiiven la borers 40 cents, carpenters 'GO cent and bricklayers, plasterers and stone masons 70 cents an hour. Guardsman Dies. Cleveland, April 27. Private Bern ard Grossell of Company G, Sixtn Ohio Infantry, who was shot by Miss Margaret Winder Wednesday while tlio girl was handling un automatic pistol, the property of Sergeant Charles Splcer. Conn. any C of th same regiment, died in Charity hos pital. Splcer Is under arrest charged with breach of military discipline. Ruth Law to Fly. Cincinnati, April 27. Negotiations were concluded with Miss Ruth Law, America's premier aviatrlx, to give a series of flying exhibitions at the run ning of the 250 mile international automobile sweepstakes here May 30. Miss Law recently flew from Chicago to New York. Tippecanoe Votes Dry. Tippecanoe City, O., April 27. Tip pecanoe City voted dry under th9 Beal law by a majority of 64. Seven hundred votes were cast. The town went wet two years ago by 20. There are three saloons here. EAST BUFFALO, April 27. Pttl Phlpplna; stpprn, $9 :.r.iff12 60; butcher Mi-orx, Hill H; hfllrem, 7fl! 10 75; cuwh, $f. 2H'10: bulln, ij 6H-iu; frmh pnw and prlnseni, tKOQrllB CUlVM, ISAM. Hi lOnvy, S 16 DSWtd BR; mlxud. $16 Iflji 18 35; Yorkors, $1CJ1 10; llirht Yorker, S14 !lil5 50: nlirii. Ill 7RM1! routrhs, HiT14 25; hIhkk, 1121? (0. Rww-lptn Ctittlr. 00; hod. 1.200; sheep nd lamhd, 1,000; calve, 100. CHICAGO, April 27. Cattle Native beef Bleem. $9jll 40; atofkerg pnd feeders, 7 J&filO; eowa and heifer. $S 70fi 11 20; calve $SH. Hot- Mtfht. A 15$) 1R R5: mixed, $15 2515 35: heavy, $15 2GW15 (5; rouiflu, $15 ?515 40; pi. $9 S51S 65. Pheep and Lamb Wet hen. 110 75a n ju; rnmnn, ii '.'DSf in co. Receipt Cattlv, 4.000; hogs, 22,000 aneep and lamb, 15,000 CLEVELAND, April 27, Catile Choice ft tiera. Jlifeii : butcher atocia, $9 25&10 SO; heifers, $9 50 Win; OHM, s.lfio 76; cows, S 50&9 50 Hobh Yorkers, f 15 75: henvlea and me dtuma, $16; plsrs, $13 20; roush. $14 10 mam til -E l . .l , t ' - IU, Sheep and l4imt)S Wethers, $910 PITTSBURGH, April 27. cattle Hteers. 12 25ffrll 50; helfen, 6om 10 60; cow, 25; top calves, 916 DU. Hol-s Heavies, $15 95(?ilfi; heavy York era, $15 60 15 90; light Yorkers, $14 j. zi: pies, iiTfl3 Sheep and T.amb Top sheep, $10 75 top lamns, 113. Receipts lines, 1,500; sheep and lambs. duu; i.'aivea, suu. CINCINNATI. Anrll 27. Cattle Steers. $7i.ll 50: heifers, $73 11; cows, $5 75(9 25; calves, $611 60. Hos r ackers and butchers, $1J 25'fJ 15 60: common to choice. $9ff14 S5: nlirs arm iimua, anifrii .;: sings, S(S1-' 35. Sheep and Ijrobs Sheen. 18012 Iambs, $12ai5. BALTIMORE, AdHI 27. Butter Fancy creamery. 4u.ra47: atora pachea, ic; unio rolls, il Viti .!2o. Ebbs Nearby and western flrsta, J4o. fouury nicKens: cid hens 24c: old roosters, 13fcl4e; youngs (2 pounds and unuerj, szysbc. BOSTON. Anrll VI Wool Ohio and Pennsylvania fl. Delaine washed, 59&60o: one-half blnni comninfr, r6(i;.S6c; three-eighths blood eotnixng, easjfiOc; delaine unwashed. 64 560. TOLEDO, prll 27. Wheat, $2 87; MAKE KNOWN ... THEIR DESIRE French Would Have United States Send Soldiers to France. . CONFERENCES HELD AT CAPITAL Lebanon to Remain Wet. Lebanon. O., April 27. Votine un der the Beal law, Lebanon decided to remain wet by a vote of 482 to 449. with his wife and baby. he confessed. Police say The Public Owes a Big Debt To Progressive Manufacturers The Mersman Bros. -Brandts Co. of Celina, Notable Example of Successful Industrial Enterprise, Accompenied by Civic Pride, Has Added to Growth and Prosperity of Celina and Mercer County. BUCKEYE JEWS NOTES MATTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST TO RESIDENTS OF OHIO. In this comprehensive review of Mercer county's onward progress, it is with a feeling of satisfaction and pride that we direct your attention to a local company which represents the acme of perfection in twentieth cen tury manufacture and which reigns supreme in its field. We refer to The Mersman Bros, and Brandts Co. whose large and modern plant is lo cated in Celina and which is one of the foremost concerns of the world in this branch of manufacture. The large factory of this company renresents the very last wora in scientific production and is equipped with the very best of modern macnin nrv. The Mersman Bros, and Brandts Co. has stood as a commercial bar ometer in the community for many years. As almost all of Us business is transacted in a terriory that is for eign to Celina and Mercer county one - might think that such a concern would, take little interest In the af fairs of the city in which It is located. The years have proven, however, that The Mersman Bros, and Branttts to. is one of the most Important features in local commercial affairs and that Its management is at all times active ly Interested In Celina and. Mercer county's progress. When a natural -business depression was given im- petus by the war In Europe there were few concerns that did not feel the effects very painfully. Regard less of this, however, this company continued to employ Its force. It is such firms as this one that makes a city-prosperous and worth while. Though moBt of the business is foreign, yet this is all the better for Celina and Mercer county, as it brings foreign money into the local field, and It is in turn deposited in our banks, paid out to our merchants, and finally finds its way . into the pockets of the many. There is not an establishment in the county which is of greater value to us than The Mersman Brothers and Brandts Co. By opening up channels of trade that had heretofore been unknown to local industry this concern has now become one of the . leading establishments In this branch of manufacture In the United States. Realizing at the start that the mar- I ket for its products is practically without limit, the company set out to serve the entire country. By pro gressive, conservative business, meth ods their business has been increas ed and their output has grown to large proportions. Quick 'to appreciate the value to the city of such a large and pro gressive concern the people of Mer cer county have always been loyal in their support of this institution which gives employment to a large number of men and women and which brings business and trade activity through its tireless efforts. At the head of this large concern are Messrs. Ed, Walter and Albert Mersman and Edmund Brandts. These men have always had at heart the best interests of Celina and Mer cer county and have done their best at all times to serve the people to their best advantage. Under their acute business direction the plant has prospered and expanded. There can be no doubt that the lo cal public owes a debt of gratitude and appreciation to The Mersman Brothers and Brandts Co. and we are proud in this-review of local busi ness and industrial efficiency -and progress to point to this concern as one of the leading enterprises of the world in its especial line of manu facture, and one of Celina and Mer cer county's most valuable assets. MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION Heavy Crops Promised. Columbus, April 26. Ohio fanners are working harder than ever before and the food production of the stale in 1917 promises to be 25 per cent more than last year, said George A. Stauft'er, retiring secretary of the state board of agriculture, after tour ing in an auto seventeen counties in the northwestern part of the state. Increased production will come from greater intensity of farming rather than increased acreage, although the latter is an important factor, he said. Shortage of farm labor was said to be prevalent Guardsman Shot by Girl. Cleveland, Apirl 26. Private Bern ard Grossell of Defiance, a member of company G, Sixth Ohio infantry, was shot and probably fatally wounded by Woman Believed Murdered. Toledo, O., April 25. The body o! an unidentified woman about thirty years old was taken from the Mau mee river here. It had been in the water several days. Bruises about the face caused police to believe the woman was murdered. She was weil dressed. Two Men Killed at Crossing. Barberton, O., April 24. Francl Holmes, sixty-four, and his nephew, Francis Holmes, Jr.. were instantly killed, and Mrs. Agnes Holmes, a daughter-in-law, was probably fatally injured when the busgy in which they were riding was hit by an Erie train near here. A bolt of lightning, which struck the barn on the Mrs. Mary Post farm, in Washington township, five miles west of Coldwater, early last Wednes day morning killed two cows and set fire to the barn, which was complete ly destroyed together with ths con tents of hay grain and farrrf ng im pletin'nts. The loss is estimatd at $2,000, partly covered by insurance. WHEREAS, It has been ordained by the oCuncil of the Village of Celina, O., that the First Tuesday In May of each year Is designated and set apart as clean up day In said Village, and Whereas; The Mayor is authorized and ordered to make proclamation of the same ten days prior thereto. Therefore. I, S. S. Scranton, Mayor of the said iVllage of Celina request that every able bodied man, woman and child of said Village between the ages of six and ninety years utilise a part of Tues day, the 1st dav of Mav 1317 to collect and assemble all refuse and rubbish on or about the premises occupied by them and place same In barrels or boxes near or convenient to any alley or street, and that the Street Commissioner and his assist ants remove such garbage and refuse on said day and the days immediately fol lowing, i Let us also give special need to the waste paper nuisance. Let all citizens, young or old Join in the effort not only to help make Celina clean but to keep it clean by refraining from leaving waste paper half burned in the alleys or scat tering It on the streets. IT IS FURTHER REQUESTED AND ORDERED that ail property owners and tenants shall keep all property of which they are 'possessed and alloys adjacent thereto free fro mrubblsh and sarbae-e after said Clean-up day or same will be done by the Village and the expense of same will be charged against the proper ty owner or tenant and collected as taxes. Given under my hand and seal this 18th day of April A D., 1917. 8. 8. SCRANTON, Mayor. The Servant That Never Sleeps That Is What the Celina Telephone Company Is to the Peo ple of Mercer County, As It Furnishes Satisfactory Service, With Courtesy and Accommodation, and At a Very Nominal Rate. In making this review of the on ward progress of Mercer county we find some concerns which, by reason of the admirable manner in which they render a very difficult service to the public, are fully worthy of more than passing notice at our hands. This is particularly true of The Celina Telephone Company of which Mr. Ed Ungerer is the man ager. In 'compiling this comprehensive review of Celina, Mercer county and the advantages of this fertile section of the Buckeye State, The Democrat has found, it impossible to person ally call on all of the business, manu facturing and professional men of the community. In the effort to make this edition complete we have, there fore, taken advantage of the modern method of the telephone and during the past month have . talked over many miles of The Celina Telephone Company's lines. This work entail ed the filing of hundreds of calls with the operators and The Democrat wishes to say that there is no public utility within our borders today that is more deserving of liberal support than the company so ably mangaed by Mr. Ungerer. The operators are courteous and accommdating to a marked degree and have long since learned the les son of real magnanimous service to their subscribers. With an experi ence and willingness not to be found in the average exchange they are at the command of the public day and night and ready to exhaust every me chanical resource in their effort to render the best telephone service that modern science and human in genuity can devise. The equipment is kept in the best of repair by the trouble and construc tion department and should a wind or an electrical storm disable both local and toll lines, they are promptly put in first-class order by competent workmen. The same efficiency is found throughout the business office where subscribers find that it is in deed a pleasure to transact business. The people of Celina and vicinity are fortunate in having such satis factory and commendable telephone service and owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Ungerer and his assistants. This can best-be paid by giving the telephone company your hearty sup port; by being as witling to observe the company's rules as you are to have them accede to your demands; by courtesy and politeness when us ing your telephone and by a liberal patronage of both local and toll lines FACES SERIOUS CHARGE Prominent Cincinnatian It Placed Un der Arrest. Cincinnati. April 27. Albert Moch. sixty-two, director in a prominent philanthropic organization and re tired business man, was arrested on warrant, charging him with pro moting Juvenile delinquency. He re fused to make a statement. Moch's ar rest followed stories told to Juvenile Officer Mary MoChristy several days ago by four girl stenographers, all seventeen years old. The girls said t'ney were introduced to Moch by a girl above the juvenile age. Officers are hunting for another man alleged to have been named by one of the girls. WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR Ohio Miller. May Follow Lead of Na tional Federation. Columbus, April 27. "Millers are Just as patriotic as any other class and they are willing to do their 'bit' In the present international crisis Ju3t as readily," said Frank H. Turner, seeritary of the Ohio Millers' State association. He made this statement when shown a telegram from Wash ington that the big milling interests of the country "nave agreed to aid in saving foodstuffs by milling whole wheat flour. The Ohio millers previ ously had adopted resolutions against the manufacture of the so-called "war" flour. While not presuming to speak for the Ohio association, Mr. Tanner intimated that OMo millers, as far as possible, would follow the lead of the federation. Measures to Cope With the Destruc tion of Hospital Snips Among th First Questions to Bs Taken Up by the British and French Commis sioners Vivlanl Issues Statamsnt to the American Press. Submarine Situation Grave. London, April 27. The frequent claims of Germany that her submv rine warfare is succeeding beyond hopes will doubtless be regarded in that country as fully justified as a ro cult of the publication of last week's fosses to shipping. Special articles and editorials discuss the outlook with emphatic and, in some cases, ex treme gravity. Individuality Is Noted in the Millinery from the Establishment of Mrs. Kate Ellis Here in Celina, Who Conducts Northwestern Ohio's Leading Millinery Store. Rhelms Cathedral Shelled. Paris, April 27. The Germans threw fifteen large caliber shells at the Rhelms cathedral, damaging sev eral Important parts of the Pamoiss monument. Encouraged by their first success, sixteen more heavy shells were thrown upon he vaults and tow ers. The northern tower suffered most from the shelling and is leanin? so that its stability -.' t;1ve way at any time. Remember Clean-up Day. Washington, April 27. Martial Joffre and members of his staff and Secretary Baker, General Scott, chief of staff, and several other American army officers held a conference at ths home of Henry White, former Ameri can ambassador to France, where the French visitors are beinf entertained as the guests of the nation. . France la known to desire the tend ing of an American expeditionary force to co-operate with her armlet. and Marshal Joffre came to the Unit ed States prepared to give reasons for the opinion of French military ex perts that the sending of such a force is advisable. Admiral ' Choc'aepraL representing the French navy, saw Admiral Sea son, chief of operations, today. Mar shal Joffre, accompanied by hie staff. will go to the army war college this evening and at the same time Ad miral Chocheprat will visit the navy yard. An 'nour later M. Vivian! will visit the United States supreme court There were other conference dur ing the day between American and French experts on military, naval, financial and commercial question. It is considered probable that unless present plans are disturbed, the con ferences may be concluded by next Tuesday. Several members of the French mission are most anxious to visit some of the larger American cities and some of the historic spots con nected with American history. If op portunity presents itself, they may visit Philadelphia. New York, Chi cago, Valley Forge and Boston. Measures to cope with the mn tlnued destruction of hospital ship by German submarines will be among the first questions taken up by tha British and French commissions. Tne only means open to France and Great Britain is to decrease the number of hospital ships and thus minimize the risk. In order to do that it will be necessary to establish greater facili ties for caring for greater quantities of allied wounded in France instead of transporting them across the chan nel. In a statement to tii' American press Rene Viviani, France's vice pre mier and head of the war commission, said the co-operatiou of the United States would mean not only a mili tary victory, 'vhich already was as sured, but a victory at morality and rii;ht. Expressing deep gratitude for the enthusiastic reception given his mission here. M. Viviani said he real ized it was "not to us, but to our be loved and heroic France." Remember Clean-up Day. The Crampton Canning Company Operating a Large and Model Establishment Here in Celina Packing Corn, Peas and Tomatoes That Go to All Parts of Country, and Are Noted for Their Superiority Adds to the Agricultural Developement of the County. Individuality and distinctiveness of design is noted in the millinery from the Ellis millinery establishment here in Celina and this In a large degree accounts for the extensive trade of the establishment. All the millinery for hte Ellis store comes from the arbiters of fashion of the east and west and many of the hats are of rare beauty. Millinery from this store isn't Just ordinary, but has a style of its own. A large spring and summer stock is on hands for the accommodation of the public and no matter whether it is a street, sport or dress hat in any design that you desire you can get if here and it will be becoming and give you caste and good looks. In the event that they do not have exactly what you desire, they can make one up for you accord ing to your individual ideas. In this department they exercise wonderful taste and it is responsible in a large degree for the excellent patronage of the place. The principle upon which the store is operated is that of furnishing individual and dis tinctive millinery most reasonably and meeting any and all competition as to styles and prices. This accounts for the fact that the establishment of Mrs. Kate A. Ellis is the mecca for well millinered ladies of Celina and Mercer county. The Ellis store occupies a fine buildin gthat was designed especial ly for its home and is fittea witn all the up-to-date fixtures for the proper display o ftbe most up-to-date line of millinery in western Ohio. We are pleased in this Prosperity Edition to point to this representative establish ment as one of the distinctive fea tures of the life of Celina. As the general purpose of this Prosperity review is to give the local and outside world an adequate idea of our industrial progress and the general excellence of the products of the various plants and contributing causes to this prosperity we deem it quite appropriate to devote space to The Crampton and Son Canning Co. Mr. Crampton operates a model plant here in Celina, packing corn peas .tomatoes and peaches. The plant is housed in modern factory buildings and the latest of sanitary precautions have been taken .to see that the packs are the cleanest and best that money can buy. The com pany has the latest of improved ma chinery that has been endorsed by the canners of the country and in ev ery way modern and up-to-date. The maagement has in its employ only men of experience ,many of whom have been with them for some time, thus insuring the public of a high quality and uniformity in the output. At the plant ot the Crampton and Son Canning Co., the producer has found the can always secure the highest market prices for corn, peas, and tomatoes. Many farmers who have seen their neighbors prospering have found that it is through selling to this company and that their farms are getting better all the time. In addition to being orops that give the producer handsome return in cash upon delivery for his crops they have been found to be excellent rotation crops and a great aid to the farmer in building up his land and increasing the fertility of his soil. The toma to furnishes a large amount of nitro gen to the soil and by turning the tops under as soon as the crop is re moved a large amount of humus is secured. It is a crop that can be cul tivated with the corn and is harvest ed at a time when the farmer has no other crop coming off. We would suggest to the farmer to give more attention to the raising of these crops and we are certain that the factory will increase their capacity to con form to the increased yield Last year Mr. Crampton's factory packed fifteen thousand bushel of peaches in addition to the corn, peas and tomato pack making a produc tion of more than twenty-six car loads of this pack alone. It is a tri bute to the efficient management of the factory that this pack maintained the high standard set by the factory and this peach pack will probably be duplicated this year. In keeping with the spirit of the day the farmers of this section have responded readily to the governments call for increased production with the result that Mr. Crampton's fac tory will have a much increased acre age this year. This patriotic re sponse of the farmers of Mercer coun ty and of the public spirited men like Mr. Crampton is typical of the local populace and deserving of the highest commendation. During the course of his manufac turing career in Mercer county Mr. ! Crampton has always taken an active interest In Its onward progress, ex hibiting at all times a progressive spirit. It is such active Interest in the affairs of the public and such bus-! iness activities producing prosperity that helps to turn the wheels of In dustry in Mercer county and aids very, materially in the promotion of scien tific and diversified farming. It is men of this type that are the best assets of any county. .The farmers and people generallq over the county are under heavy ob ligations to The Crampton and Son Canning Co. and this can best be paid by keeping them supplied at all times with products that are turned into marketable material right here in the county an dthus the money Is kept at home. The Crampton and Son Canning Co. Is resposible for the bringing and keeping here of thou sands of dollars each year and in this Prosperity Edition we cannot fail to compliment them upon their active principles In the industrial world and predict for them a future fraught with great promise.