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TIIK CKLINA DEMOCRAT
W. II. May At Ft. Recovery Hai a Most Complete Home Outfitting Establishment, Rendering Service That Is Com plete and Satisfactory Also Funer al Director Who Conducts Cither Auto or Horse-Drawn Funerals, Rendering Diplomatic and Courte ous Service. There is no vocation requiring for its successful prosecution a greater natural attitude than that of a fun eral director. In Mercer county this Important profession la represented by W. H. May, of Fort Recovery. His establishment is well equipped and thoroughly modern. He has been Identified with the profession for some yeurs and through his untiring efforts and commendable methods has progressed from a modest beginning until today he possesses a clientale extending over many miles of terri tory. His ambition is to reach the 1 ighest point In his profession and he has spared neither time nor pains to ponder the magnamlmous service. It Is needless to say that W. H. May at Ft. Recovery, is prepared to serve thj people of Mercer county with excellent, and satisfactory equip ment. Hid parlors and outside equipment are distinctively metropol itan. Hs is very conscientious and most moderate In his charges. Mr. May is very courteous and can be reached cither day or night. He has bulit up his business from the fact that he conducts his very satis factory and elegant funerals at most moderate prices. But Mr. May's activities are by no means confined to his professional work ?o? lie conducts a modern and up-to-date furniture store at Ft. Re covery. This is one of the leading Btorcs of Mercer county and in It you will find an immense stock of furni ture of every description. Whatever is known as the best in this line, that 1 the kind toat he has and is pre pared to serve you with individual pieces or complete sets. Here yon will find lloor coverings of high qual ity and evrything else that you would expect in an up-to-date store of this kind. In this Prosperity Edition we are glad to give lavorable mention to this leading establishment and to Mr. May's rrofessional activities. PROMINENT Men Will Represent Every Township in County Will Serre Without Compensation As Crop and Food Commis sioners -Soma Pointers. The following gentlemen have been appointed as Crop and Food Commis sioners to look after their respective townships under the direction of the Ohio Branch, Council of National De fense, an organization national in" scope aud reaching every nook and corner of the United States. The list follows: Blackcreek George Hill. Dublin Henry Behrns. Union John- Maurer. Liberty Peter Linn. Hopewell William Siebert. Center Harry Lewis. Washington Geo. Schroyer. Jefferson Alfred Lincoln. Butler Frank Birkmeyer. Franklin Frank Schwieter man. Recovery John Rheinhart. Granville Frank Roemer. Marion Vincent Lochtefeld. Gibson Dell Mott. The pink sheets are now being mailed to all farmers in this county by the Ohio Branch, Council of National Defense and farmers are nrged to fill them out, making known their needs in the line of labor and return time at once to the county food and crop commissioner, Roy Jenkins, in this city or send them direct ta the Columbus office. Other needs and difficulties should be reported to Mr. Jenkins, to the end that a full acreage may be assured. Those who are late with their oats should use commercial fertilizer to stim ulate its growth, using phosphate acid and potash. The township men who have been ap pointed will co-operate with Mr. Jenkins in keeping in touch with the situation in their respective townships and will de liver all information as it may arise. Tell It To Joseph Tuerfs That Is All You Need Do If You Live In or Around Cold water and Need Anything in the Lumber or Building Material Line Prominent Frrtn Transacts Large Busi ness and Is Well and Favorably Known Over the County. Tell it to Tuerfs. That's all that Ik necessary if you live In or around Coldwater and need anything In the lumber or cement line for The Cold water Lumber Co., of which he Is manager, is ust about headquarters in tbesj lines. Everybody knows this company and everybody knows that wbxn your order goes to this firm you get what you want when you want it. Ther is a. great satisfaction In do ing bus nes with Joseph Tuerfs and bib company because it Is thoroughly conservant witli the line of Block and the needs of their customers. Little suggestions that assist you in your plans and enable you to buy to the neatest .'.dv.intage have won for them a reputation of being able and (IHclent lumbermen. The great volume of business hand led by this furn calls for the active attention if one who knows his busi ness and the satisfaction expressed by the numerous patrons of this popu lar house Is a tribute to the methods and business judgment of its well known manager. Lumber and building material of every description is handled by this company and their stock is large and most complete. Such efficient ser- lce and such high class goods adds to the co'iifutinity'B reputation for being live and wide-awake. They have purchased in the best innrke's and have shingles that will stand the weather and the test of time. Their line of siding Insures your buildings long lire. In the line of Roofing and Build ing papers they have chen lines to sell that will uphold their reputation; their plastering material and patent plaster is the kind that gives you a good dry house and -when properly dried will not give off moisture and discolor your interior decorations. When it cornea to builders' hardware 11 ud sah n:id doors their Etock to se lect from comprises the latest and most artistic designs of the coun try's best architects. If there is anything new In the building 1'ne that is worth while you will find tuat they are handling it In a short time after the tests as to Its value bvve been made. Mr. TuMfs is one of the leading business men of the county and it Is a pleasure for the Democrat to direct your special attention to his up-to-date establishment at Coldwater and to compliment him and the Coldwa ter Luin'cr Company upon the valu able service and high grade material they furnish. PEACE AND PLENTY Ohio State Journal. There may seem 'a little confusion in the efforts to get the land to yield more this year, but just watch for results. There will be more plenty than we sus pect. The way the old soil is going to have to hustle this year will 1 a ur prise to it. There will be corn, wheat, potatoes, cabbage, beets, &c, enough to make the world smile. All can partici pate except Germany, and if she only discards her old Hohenzollernisb, we will divide. Hut that old autocracy that brought on the fearful war cannot have a smidgen of our plenty. It is all for the boys who are fighting the war-making hosts. Every sack of wheat, bushel of corn or crate of cabbnge we raise in this country is turned over to peace, the world's peace, now and forever. And we want to change all our waste and lazi ness into this beautiful benefaction. The Montezuma Fertilizer Company A Progressive Mercer County Industry, Under Competent Direction, Which Is of Incalculable Benefit to the Com munity Because of the Sanitary Value of the Service Which They Render With Promptness and Dispatch. Genuine Protection As Regards Quality and Price Is Assured Those Who Pur chase From and Employ the Wm. Ketcham & Sons Modern Furniture and Undertakiug Establishment at Rockford. Why Buy New Tires Does Every Little Break in the Casing Mean Another Outlay of Money for You? This Is Not Necessary If You Will Visit the Modern and Efficient Establishment of L. H. Hegemeyer at Ft. Recovery. The Smith Bros. Hardware Store Which Is Under the Direction of W. M. and A. Smith, jr., Has Come to Be Known as "The Farmers' Friend" in These Parts Because of the Vast Stock of Implements and Farm Supplies Offered at Reasonable Rates. White it is of the greatest Impor tance that the most strict legal regu lations as regards sanitation be ob served, nuny communities are placed tt a disadvantage in the enforcement of these requirements because they have no Industry which is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the public health. In this respect Mer cer county is quite fortunate and In taking up thib phase of our onward progress we wish to direct your spe cial attention to The Montezuma Fer tilizer Company which is under com petent direction. Because of the prompt and satis factory service which this well known company offers in the ' removal of dead stock, the liberal prices which they pay for the carcasses thus dis posed of and the able and efficient mann-sr in which this enterprise is operated, The Montezuma Fertilizer Company, since Its operation was tak en over by the present management, has won the confidence and liberal support of the populace. While the death of live stock is an incident al ways to be regretted, the immediate removal of the carcass Is always de ferable and should be accomplished at the earliest possible moment. No matter how far from Montezuma you live, of you aro within the borders of Mercer county, you need only Inform this popular firm and dismiss the matter from your mind, for they have von tiie enthusiastic commendation of many farmers end stock men througout t:iis section by the prompt ness exercised In responding to calls. Their service covers many miles of territory and is by no means confined to Mercer county alone for they serve the people of this entire section of Ohio and Indiana. Many status in the union have passed legislation providing for the absolute" prohibition of the old meth ods of burying dead stock. While 'Ohio he not yet adopted this safe and sano law it is only a question of time until it will be passed by our law making body, this marking ano ther period in the progress of the science of sanitation within the bor ders of the Buckeye state. In this respect modern fertilizer companies, such as The Montezuma Fertilizer Company, are to be highly commend ed because of the very prompt man ner In which they remove dead stock from the premises but especially be cause every part of the carcass is ut ilized. Thus they not only conserve the .public health but turn to good and profitable use the carcasses which were formerly considered waste ma terial. ThU is a matter which should be given atteation by every farmer and stock raiser and we urge all of our readers to place such matters of this kind that may come under their direction into competent and respon sible hands, tiius eliminating the pos sibility of the burial of carcasses by irresponsible parties who wish mere ly to secure a profit from the dispos al of the hide. The very prompt service which this company renders will be augu mented in the near future by the ad dition of several modern" motor trucks, thus attesting to the com pany's policy of keeping pace with the times. The head of this Important and thriving industry, Is one of the prom inent men of Meroer county who is aiding in no little degree the progress and expansion of the community in in whicr. he lives. He is thoroughly conversant with every feature of the enterprise of which he is the direct ing head and he is a steady booster tor hishome community. The Dem ocrat wishes to compliment him up on the enviable success of the Mon tezuma Fertilizer Company and the admirable manner in which it Is op erated for the benefit of the public. The average person is not familiar with Ih? values and prices of furni ture. A little veneer, a high polish an da neat finish will often deceive even the initiated. Hence, those who purchase their furniture from Wm. Ketchem aud Sons at Rockford, ex perience a deep satisfaction, know ing that whatever they- buy will be of the very highest quality at the most reasonable prices. We do not know of a more up-to-date or more complete furniture store In this sec tion. They are prepared to furnish your house complete, from kitchen to the parlor, uud their stock includes the best as well as the less expensive designs. Ihey can give you a set ting of tho Adam periods, the de signs of Louis XV, Missions, Early fcngllsh or Colonial. In fact, their ability to lit you out Is only limited by the styles of the manufacturers of men in cnarge that are anxiously courteous aud accomodating. In the undertaking department the equipment includes the latest and the best there is both in the funeral par lors and oiuside equipment. It would compare favorably with establish nients of this, kind in the metropo litan :itiss of the country. They render the most complete service and conduct t.neir funerals in the most approved manner. They relieve you ft the responsibility, attending to all the little details, and their patronage in this line is a result of the care and precision they have used in the conduct ol'theli business. Mr. Ketchem and Sons can truly be said to represent the best there is in the professional life of Mercer coun ty, and in this Prosperity Edition of the Democrat we aro glad to give commendable mention as to the lead ing position they occupy in the bus- today. Wnen you call you will find'iness and professional worb The Coldwater Grain & Coal Company Of Which Carl Hehmeyer Is the Manager, Operates a Large and Complete Elevator and Is Furnishing the Farmers an Exellent Market Are Also Dealers in Coal and Allied Lines. The Birkmeyer-MescherTile Company A Flourishing Industry at Coldwater Under the Direction of Henry Birkmeyer, Whch Operates a Modern Plant, Sell ing All Over This Section, Aiding the Upbuilding of the Country and Conservation of Our Natural Resources. As the general purpose of this re- legislative halls have sounded the view is to give both the local and the note of the conservation of our natur outside world an adequate idea of al resources and the puollc has risen our induBU'lal"progress and the gen- with one accord and demanded leg eral excellence of the various pro- islatlon along these lines. It is not ducts of the local plants we deem it every county that has the advantages quite appropriate to devote space to of the location of a prigresslve con Without an elevator any communi ty would find progress exceedingly slow and prosperity a condition al most unknown. With an Institution of this kind In Its midst, such as the elevator operated by The Coldwater Grain and Coal Company of which Carl Hehmeyer is manager, prosper ity, success Mid progress are assured, for this well known institution has been adding to the growth of the community with marked success for some time. Very liberal with his dealings with the public, Mr. Hermeyer attracts trade from the country for many miles around. The farmers of this section have long ago learned that he pays the highest market prices and hence they seek no further mar ket. The elevator is in every way thoroughly reliable and the proprie tor is ?. straightforward business man who transacts a large business by do ing as he would be done by. The elevator has a large capacity, and the fact that this capacity is tested of ten during the year is evidence of the success 'of his enterprise. Into his dealing in coal, flour, feed end seeds, Mr. Hehmeyer brings the same honest methohs that character ise, his operations in grain and has won the same success and large vol ume of trade. He is thoroughly con versant with these lines, knows the best feeds of the highest nutritive val ues, seeds that have proved to be the best producers, the flour that has given the ..highest satisfaction and coal that is economical. It might be well to add that the very great r.uccess that Mr. Hehmeyer has made 'u this very important com mercial entei prise is due to a large degree to the fact that he is exper ienced and knows his business. His word carries the weight of authority upon these matters and his enviable imputation as a fair business man evi dences the fact that he has merited the success that has been his. Mer cer county needs men like Mr. Heh meyer and the vicinity is fortunate that he an dins elevator is located there. The Democrat is pleased to direct your attention to the efficiency of The Coldwater Grain and Coal Co under his management and assure you that whatever business transact ed at the place will be handled in a 1 lost satisfactory manner. V.F. Pixler At Rockford Operate a Modern Store, Which Is An Important Factor in the Progress of That Community Is Headquarters for the Well Dressed Men of Rockford and Sur rounding Territory. The Birkmoyey-Mescher Tile Co., of Coldwater, of which Mr. Henry Birk meyer, is manager. Here the analysis of the clay shows it is peculiarly adapted to the pro duction of the best grades of tile on the market. With this foundation The Birkuicyer-Mescher Co. equipped their establishment with the latest scientific machinery for the produc tion of a h.'gh grade product. Then the management has had in its employment, only men of exper ience, mcny ol whom have been with the company for some time, thus. as suring the public off a high state of efficiency and uniformity In the pro ducts. It may be well to add that the plant is one of the best equipped as well as one of the best conducted In the country while the product has al ways maintained a high standard and finds a laigo and a ready sale. Many farina are drained with their, tile, wh'ch shows their reputation and popularity at home and yet the local consumption of the large out put of the plant is only part of the output of this large and flourishing, Industry. Of recent years the papers and the cern whose commercial activity is confined almost exclusively to these Interests. The tile industry con serves out forests, it conserves the land and makes places tillable that were unfit for service. There can be no excuso for any places about this county to go untiled when the best canbe secured so near. It pays ev en to tile the hillsides as the tiling lets the warm air in at the growing time and this is recognized as one of the correct principles of modern farming along scientific lines. At the head of the concern is Hen ly Birkmeyer who has had much ex perience ia the brick and tile indus try and is counted among those who are prominently lndentifled with the county's manufacturing, commercial, building and conservation progress and is materially interested In its on ward development. The Birkmeyer Mescher Tile Co., of Coldwater, de serves the support of the people and merits the reputation it has attained of being one of the country's princi pal industries. Under Mr. Blrkmey er's direction we feel that the com pany will continue to maintain its high standard in Its especial field of industrial endeavor, There is nothing so important to the snmlloc city as an up-to-date es tablishment where men of the com munity are able to secure the metro politan styles and uervice in cloth ing and haberdashery. This Is the day aud age when men, both young and old, ni03t be neatly attired in clothes of distinction and quality. If they have to do their f-hopping along these lines in some out-of-town store the community in which they live suf fers accordingly. In Rockford and vicinity the de sires And demands of the male popu lation are more than satisfied at the store of W. F. Pixler and Son. This beautiful store is strictly modern and up-to-date and stocked with a class of goods that would do credit to a city much larger than Rockford. They feature the world famous Kup penheimer clothes for men and young men, which fact in itself is proof of their butiiness wisdom, for this line Is found only in the leading establish ments throughout the country and Is widely known for lis snap and style as well as its high cuallty and wide, range of patterns for both conserva tive and ultra-fashionable customers. You will find that the other de partment are on a par with their clothing for Pixler and Son are rep resentatives for the widely known and highly popular lice of shirts, col lars and handkerchiefs wnicn nave been known as the most superior grade of moo's wear on the market lor years. Hats and caps of the lat fcEt spring and summer shapes, shirts of the most approved fancy stripes, ties that are approved by the arbi ters of fashion for the present and approaching season, hosiery of late styles and patters and in fact every need of the well dressed man will be found, here. Pixler and Son are business men of ability, successful in their chosen field of mcrchantile endeavor by rea son of their experience and compre hensive knowledge of men's clothing and men's wear. They are authori ties on tnis suDject ana are aiways courteous, accomodating and willing to serve you. They are leading bus iness men of Rockford and the Dem ocrat la pleased to compliment them upon the very excellent establishment which they conduct and which is add ing to the prosperity and progress of this community. f-MAIJi Alt I. AS PROFITABLE IN GROWING WHITE BEANS With white beans selling at 16 cents a pound and the piospects for en unusual arr.;y demand, the culture cf this crop, even though on a small scale, will undoubtedly be most prof itable for the farmer or Jor the' boys end girls on the farm. Yields of 20 to 30 bushels to the acre are not un common and os high as $90 per acre lu net profits were nade by growers last sea-.cn. Bean.; are best adapted to well drained, fairly open fertile loams; they are unsuited to sour soils and do best, ilka legumes, on soil carrying an abuudant of limestone. They al so resp md profitably to the use of manure and fertilizer. Beans can te planted as late as June 10 after other crops. They Eliould be drilled in rows 28 mc'ies apart and cultivat ed every 1 0 days at least. There are several ways of keeping down the expense of operating an auto mobile or motorcycle, and one of them is in watching your tires closely. Some owners think that as soon as the casing shows the least sign of wear it is danger ous to use it longer, and hence they are continually complaining of expense. In Ft. Recovery and surrounding coun try, however, old tires are made like new at the modern and np-to-date vulcaniz ing establishment operated by L. II. Hegemyer. Mr. Hegemyer can show you that vulcanized tires from his estab lishment will save owners many a dollar, and his business is growing accordingly. He nses only the most modern and and scientifically correct machinery in turning out the work which is guaran teed to be satisfactory. It requires ex perience and proper equipment to prop erly operate a vulcanizing establishment, and that acconnts for the popularity of the place which is now operated by Mr. Hegemeyer. Owners of automobiles and motorcy cles will find that by patronizing this establishment they can not only save money but at the same time protect themselves against much tire trouble on the road. The ever-growing trade of the concern proves the efficiency of the es tablishment under Mr. Hegemyer s di rection. He is one of the well known young business men ot tt. Recovery, and since be has been in charge of this concern he has maintained a reputation for honesty, reliability and high grade work. In making this review of the onward progress of Mercer Countv The Demo crat wishes to compliment Mr. Hege myer and to refer all of our readers to him when confronted with tire problems, with the assurance that they can depend on Mr. Hegemyer to work out the solu tion that will operate to their best ad vantage. LAND AND LABOR There is no one store In this sec tion of thft Buckeye State that is su perior to Hid modern establishment ot' Tho Chattanooga Hardware Co., under tli'j competent direction of W. A. and A. .Smith, Jr., when It comes lo supplying the farmers with their every need. Here ttio farmer can find what he wants in the way of farm Imple ments and supplies of every descrip tion. I'hi ir stock for this season in cludes eveiylliing up-to-date and all are in al the present time. It will pay anyoiin to come in and study up the proposition, an they have always I iiul a ivnjtation of handling the very highest grade of Implements and sup plies for the farm on the market. The people generally have come to know that ttl.en they need anything in this line the best they can do is to s-t-e Tli' Chhttunooga Hardware Store. This progressive establishment has built up a wonderfully large trade from tliiH and adjoining counties and it is sale to ouy that they are widely known thrornhout this section. If you hiippn to be one who has not made a purchase at this store recent ly, i will pay you the next time you aro in that section to drop In atthls fawrite pieo of business. The Sinlihfl.kiiow the business from A lo . The same efficiency is maintained throughout the entire es tablishment and all of the imple ments aic of high grade. Back of each ono is his personal . guarantee ulik'h in these parts means that you M-t vuluo i reived. They are very courteous gentlemen who will be pleased to explain the latest pattcrus to you. They have by the ruaintalnence of fair honest prices, brought the business to Its present b!'U standing. 1 In y also handle buggies and wag- oiik, paints, oils and stains, in fact hliiL' that you would expect of suoh a complete- and thoroughly mod ern establishment. In making this review of Mercer county's onward pi ogress The Democrat wishes to compliment the Smith Brothers up on th admirable manner in which t'ir business is operated, up on the valuable service they are ren dering th general public and on the n.odern store which they operate. It Is such business men and such stores that add to the progress and prosper ity of ttm county and assist in mak ing this a more live and growing community. In the January issue of The Journ al of Nngro History, Professor Je- rume Dowd, of the University of Ok lahoma, in the course of a scholarly article, explains the conditions essen tial to development of chattel slav ery. Among others he notes: "A country where there Is an abundance of free land. In such a country It Is impossible for one man to secuiv another to work for him except by coercion; for when a nan has chance to use free land and its products he will woik only for him self, and take all the product for him self rather than work for another nd accept a bare subsistence for himself. On the contrary, where all the land is appropriated, a man who does not jwn land has no chance to ve except at. the mercy of -the Iand- ord. He is obliged to offer himself a vage-earnr or a tenant. The andlor-.l can obtain, therefore, all the help ho nay need without coercion. Free labor is then economically ad vantageous to both the landlord and he w ago-earner, since' the freedom of the latter iurpires greatly increas ed production. From these facts and considerations, verified by his tory, it may be laid down as a socio- "gical law that where land Is monop olized, slau-ry necessarily yields to a regime of freedom." Thia i rio' statement is in itself a complete essay on the labor question. Civen frco land, labor will be free. Without free land the abolition of chattel slavery could not make labor eionoiu'caliy free. The labor ques tion is but a question of how to free tho land, sinoe chattel slavery no longer exists. And that question was answered by Henry George, when he wrote "c -ogress and Poverty. As soon 'i3 tue measure there suggested shall be applied, the labor problem v ill be solved. The Ft. Recovery Fertilizer Company A Thriving Local Industry Which Has Gail ed a Well-Merited Reputation As Regards Production of Superior Tank age for Hog Feed and the Advancement of Sanitation in Mercer County Adds to County's Progress. Among the successful industries of Mercer county which have been in augurated in lecent years is the Fort Recovery Fertilizer Company, which is operated by Mr. E. Wagner. The projectors of this enterprize who are well and favorably known in this sec tion believed that this section offered an ideal location for the fertilizer in dustry, and that their judgment has been vindicated is attested by the merited success wh'ch has crowned their well directed efforts. The lo cation here of this industry has been of considerable benefit to the farmers aud stock raisers in this vicinity for they have not only found a market for their dead stock but they have been able to procure high grade tank age for hog feed at much lower prices than formerly and thus have been benefitted both ways, a fact which entitles the Fort Recovery Fertilizer Co., to the well merited support and patronag of all of this section en gaged in these pursuits. During the past quarter of a cen tury more advances have been made in the science or sanitation man in any period of the world's history, and the results have been of vast benefit especially as regards the health of the people in the various centers of population throughout the country. While it is of the greatest importance that modern and sanitary regulations shall be strictly observed in the cities it should be none less so in the coun try districts and of late years laws have been enacted in many states of the union providing for absolute pro hibition of the old method of burying dead stock, of anykind. Then) are at the present time only two safe methods of disposing of the dead animals, namely, cremating and rendering. Of the two, rendering is to be commended for it is not only the most sanitary way of disposing of the carcass but it is best from a commercial standpoint for modern fertilizer concerns like The Fort Re covery Fertilizer Co., not only trans ports all dead animals free of charge tr. its plant, but also in many cases pays th'- o'3sr a reasonable amount for each carcass removed. The peo ple of Mereer county are fortunate in having a plant of the sanitary value of this kind located here for its op eration is a distinct gain in this sec tion both lrom a sanitary and com mercial standpoint. The company is always in close touch with the state board of health and are always ready to act upon any suggestion which will do away with any obnoxious odors which n ay arise when the plant is in full operation. Mr. E. Wagner, who personally di rects the affairs of the company, is a fentleman who is well and favorably known in the business circles of this section and we are confident that this worthy enterprise will continue to thrive and prosper under his capable and. efficient management and we are Pleased in this Prosperity Edition to direct yout attention to his commend able methods aud the admirable man ner in which the Fort Recovery Fer tilizer Co. is serving the public. FARM FOR SALE Farm of fcrly acrs in West Jeff erson township. Possession at once. Inquire of John Kramer, Attorney, Celina, Onio. WANTED Five men for Ohio territory. Up to ?400 per month. Weekly pay. Staple line, easily sold. Investigate. KXTRA: filKOLiliUAi uu., Cleveland. Ohio. Beaver Creek Stone Crushing Plant JOHN W. KARCH, Proprietor . Five miles west of Celina and five miles northwest of Coldwater Crushed Stcns, Screenings. 2nd Cement Delivered to all parts of Mercer County on short notice. Also handle Caps, Fuse and Dynamite For blasting purposes, which can be ob tained at the Crusher Plant. The White Mountain Creamery Co. Under General Management of Mr. C. V. Huenke, Operates Model Sanitary Plants at New Bremen and Lima as Well as St. Henry, Furnishing Valuable Market for Farmers and Producing Superior Brand of Butter and Ice-Cream. The plants of the White Mountain Creamery Company which is ably managed by Mr. C. V. Huenke of New Bremen, are model sanitary in stitutions of this pari of the country that have met wih he universal ap proval of the people. This company has probably made greater strides than any other similar institution in this part of tl.e middlewest. The de mand for its brand of butter is daily increasing and so is becoming better known the name and fame of this sec tion. The creume-ry's brand of butter is a neat package and there is no better brand knov.n to the market today. But why should not the White Moun tain Creamery be able to produce as good, i? noi better, butter than any ether ?reamery on earth? Its plants are in he midst of one of the most prosperous farming sections in the Tnited States; its supply of cream comes from the healthiest and best led cows in this particularly advan tageous section, for they pay the highest market price and pay in cash thus inducing the farmers to properly feed and care for their animals. The creamery is positively as sanitary as long experience and the expenditure of much money can make it, and it is in the hands of men who are thor oughly conversant with every feature of the creamery business. Thera is uo reason why we should not occupy u prominent place in the better class ot butter markets and the nbove are some of the reasons why the brand of butter is becoming more and more popular with particular buyers, and why the White Mountain Creamery is prospering far beyond even the promoter's expectations. The Y,hite' Mountain Creamery is also a large producer of delicious ice cieani. This is manufactured from the most pure and wholesome ingre elients and is not only health protect ing bu'. health giving as well. Throughout the- Ice cream depart ment the same high stands d is main tained and the popularity of their brand of frozen dainties is daily in creasing. Thia popular concern is under the management and operation of C. V. Huenke and to his 3.igacity and bus iness foresight is due the great suc cess of tha Institution which is one of Mercer county's most advantag eous industries, for he obtains the raw material here and the money spent 13 left at home while a large portion of the product is sold outside cf the county. The people of Mercer county owe a debt of gratitude to the White Muntain Creamery and to Mr. Huenke and thia debt can be most tatisfaetoi'ily liquidated by keeping the creamery well supplied with cream enough to keep running at its capacity and by always asking for and demanding their brand of butter. The Democrat is pleased in this Pros-, perity Edition of our onward progress lo direct your especial attention to this institution 'as one of the most i.-iiportan;. factors in our progress and one of our most valued industrial as sets. The White Muntain Creamery Com pany's plant at Lima is one of the largest and most model sanitary in stitutions of its kind in the country, with modern equipment and a large capacity. It is recognized as one of the foremost creameries of the mid dlewest and represents the acme of perfection in twentieth century production. INCREASED IIOXEY PRODUCTION A PATRIOTIC DUTY There will probably be a shortage cf sugar iu the United States in the near futuie and there will be a need for all the money that can be pro duced. There is no danger of over production as the 1916 crop has dis appeared at good prices. Prospects now inm :ate a good crop for this year and market conditions seem to indicate that there will be no de crease in prices. It behooves eery beekeeper as a patriotic duty, to do his part by put ting his apiary in condition for the biggest production possible. Where colonies have perished during the Winter, entrance to 3uch hives should bo closed at once to prevent robbing and possible dissemination of disease. Weak colonies shoula be combined, materials and supplies should be rea dy and prepared and every necessary thing tx; done to be ready for honey flews. The Department of Agriculture of Ohio through its force of apiary in spectors is ready to lend beekeepers every assistance possible, and will curtail regular inspection duties in order to give demonstrations, render advice and lovd such other assistance within Us power. The Federal Bu reKun of Crop Estimates will continue to issue reliable honey crop reports) and the Bureau of Markets will do every thing iu its power to assist lu the proper distribution of the honey crop. N. E. SHAWl Board of Agriculture, Columbus, O.