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H Look Over the Pages of Tfcs Democrat To-Day and Note the Live Wires of the County Prosperity Edition EXTRA SHEET BUblUbd Mm , 1113. Entr4 th-C1lM. Uia.iM-ffln mc4-c1m Mil aiittn . Volume 22, Number 3 Carlin & Carlin, Publishers Celina, Ohio, April 27, 1917 CHICKASAW Mrs. Theodore Tlokamp, a wcN known and highly respected lady of this congregation, died about eight o'clock last Friday evening. She was about 4 2 years of age and lived with the family on a farm two miles north of this ptacp She was held In high cifteeni by all who knew her, and all are pained to learn of her untimely death. She Is survived by her hus band, three xons and three daughters, Her mother and father and three brothers also survive. Funeral ser vices were held at nine o'clock Wed nesday morning, tho mass being said by Rev. Menge. Durlal was In the Precious Dlood cemetery, north of U-wn. Frank Eylnk, sou of Clem Kylnk, and MIsh Liberta Niekamp, daughter of Peter Niekamp, Chickasaw, were happily united In marriage last week. The witnesses were Leo Niekamp and Miss Kegina Eylnk. Mr. and Mrs. Kylnk will reside ou a farm a mile and a half north of Chtckasaw.Their host of friends here extend hearty congratulations. Let's go fishing is the slogan of I lie day. W. L. Well man and O. H. Kroger ire t'ortlaud, Ind , v'sltors Sunday. Jacob Link, of Celina, was seen on our streets Friday. Joe Davis, the junk and hide mer chant, was In town Monday. Mrs. John Kroger and son, Dominic were Celina visitors last Friday. Henry Oidenshult and Prlscllla Bomhok, who are employed In Day ton visited parents and friends here last Sunday. Misj Clara Fischer, of PIqua, vis ited friends here Sunday. lleo Cast, who Is employed In Day ton, was the guest of his parents last Sun Jay. B. H. Kramer and wife were New Bremen visitors Saturday evening. Norma Wlnt, of Osgood, Is visiting her parents here this wee":. Esther Wlnt, of Dayton, was the guest- Jf herparents here Sunday. F. H. Weyn and wife, of Dayton, vibited with relatives and friends at this place over Sunday. Roman Vonderhaar, of Celina, was In town last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Benson, of Dayton, were visitors here last Sunday. Henry Hemmelgarn, of St. Joe.was In town Saturday. Mr. and Mr3. Frank Vonderhaar entertained with a family reunion on last Sunday. ' Mrs. Tony Voskuhi visited with Mrs. Casper Clune Monday. John Hartings was a Celina visit or last Tuesday. Mrs. Thresa Mestemaker, of Celina, spent a few days with her sons, Joe und Frank Mescemaker, west of town. Miss Nora Cast, the milliner, was very busy trimming hats Thursday and Friday. Mrs.Joc Tangcman, of Dayton, was the Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Roeckner. south east of town. Miss Henrietta Lechleiter, of St. Rosa, visited w?th John Bomholt and family last Thursday. The St. Henry Bank Of St. Henry, One of the Oldest and Most Reliable Finan cial Depositories in the South End of the County, lias Always Been Conducted on a Sound and Conservative Basis Courteous Treatment Always. ACT NO V fs Appeal to Everybody to Make Soil Do Double Duty Everybody does not appreciate the exact value to a community of bank ing Institutions such as The St. Hen ry Bank, of t-'t. Henry. This Insti tution is an important factor In the commercial a d agricultural life of Mercer County and is a great power for good and progress. Its success In dicates to a murked degree the pros perity of the part of the county in which It Is located. The fact that the Si. Henry Hank, of St. Henry Is one of those wide awake and progressive concerns that has always been known a strong, safe and conservative adds to tho attractiveness of the county. This bank Is one of those financial instituttjiip that has prospered under a conservative- management, yet It is up-to-dato In every particular, being commodiously arranged and attract ively furnished with all the equip ment necessary to modern banking. It is an institution In which the peo ple have always had the fullest con fldent'H. ine i?t. nenry Hank Is not only a Mife place to put your money, but It lit an attractive one because It pays interest on tlmo deposits. The pres ident or tii St. Henry Bank is J. H Itomer; its able and elllclent cashier W. H. Itomer. These men and their ahKoclates are among the county's best men of u flairs, able and court cous. They have always exercited wise judgment In their handling of ine bu ik's affairs In which they have been guided by the fundamental principles of finance. We take much pleasure, in this Prosperity Edition in pointing to the St. Henry Bank as one of tin- Institutions that has been known as n btrong, safe, reliable and at the same time progressive finan cial depository of this section. THE FARMERS AND MERCHANTS STATE BANK A Financial Institution at Chattanoo ga That Has Gained Prestige Very Rapidly Since Its Organization, and Stands To-Day At One of the Pillars of Strength in the Finan cial World of Western Ohio. The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Chattanooga, has been gain lug prestige at such rapid rate since its organization that It has ftiken its place as one of the Cibraltars of Fl nance t:i Western Ohio, as It is con ducted with a conservatism that makes it a very reliable institution. It wat organized by business men of Chattanooga adn little did these gen tlemen realize although they were optimistic that the Institution would make such rapid strides to the front. With such men at its head It natur ally followed that It would be suc cessful and it would be conducted on a sound and conservative basis. The bank occupies a very commo dious building and the interior is furnished with the latest banking furniture of the period and is arrang ed both for convenience of the offi cers an dfor the benefit of the pub lic. Its safes are fire and burglar proof and in keeping with the style used by some of the leading banks of the country. A gee al banking business Is transacted and money Is loaned at reasonable rates on the proper col lateral, p'.'rsor.al or mortgage securi ty. All classes of accounts are solic ited and proper treatment Is assured ill, rich aud poor alike. Four per cent iuteiest Is paid semi annually on all accounts. This is one of the distinctive features of the banking life of Mercer county and its hundred, of depositors fully rea lize tho safety and conenience of this department. The Fanners and Merchants State Bunk oi' Chattanooga Is organized under the laws of the State of Ohio and Is und r the direct supervision of the Stale Department of Banking, Its affairs being examined periodically by. the department. In accordance with tin modem Idea of conservative banking all of the officers are banded and deposits protected. The strength of the institution is not found alone in the figures quoted as large as they may r.oem hut in the fact that the business Is being conducted along conservative lines of modern finance Mr. William Flith is president of this bank wh.'ie Mr. T. W. Baker is its able and efficient cashier. The above names lepresent business men of well known financial ability and under their guidance the Democrat feels that this institution will con tinue to prosper and be one of the Important factors In the continued development of Chattanooga and Mercer county. By Harry S. Mesloh Special Agent District Number 8, Ohio Branch Council of National Defense. Reports from County Agents and Food and Crop Commissioners show that mi incresaed acerage Is being husbanded, many aie awake to the situation. and as a general thing, are doing their bit to prevent a shortage or food crop. ijui moro ran lie done ana more should be done. E.'ery foot of soil must be brought under cultivation. It is th) duty of every one to avail 1 Iniself or herself of the opportunity raluru provides. Indications are that foods will be scarce nnd dearer. The time for action is now. Cultivate all available space. Fol low all early crops in your gardens with more substantial winter vege tables. 1 nil acreage of the grains must ba husbanded. This Is an ap peal to everyone to take advantage of natures bountiful production, If you will give it a chance. See that every lot is tilled, be It In the city or In the country. If you can not till It your self pci ink others to do so. It Is the belief ot those who know, that conditionn may be such that, though you have money, you will not be able to buy. Report all untitled lots to the Food and Crop Commissioner, Mr. LeRoy Jenklmi, of Celina, or to the township agents. Tho Ohio Branch, Council of National Defense, earnestly re quests your co-operatiov Let Mer cer County not only keep pace with other counties, but let it lead In this policy of conservation. Let us he prepared and able to re port to the Council fully and com pletely of thrift and vigilance extent. and let It be extent. Act now. Dick & Lutz Conduct One of the Most Complete Home Outfitting Estab lishment in This Section of Ohio at Mendon, and Render a Service That Is Complete and Satisfactory Are Also Funeral Directors Rendering Courteous Service. It muy well be said that no busi ness house transacting business In Mendon at the present time is more worthy of extended mention than Dick & Lutz as they conduct a com plete homo outfitting establishment and render metropolitan service in their undertaking department. Tho outfitting establishment Is one of the most complete In this -section of the state and is stocked with full lines of furniture, rugs, and hun dreds of oilier articles. These have all been selected with the Idea of giv ing the people the very best in all the various lines. In tho furniture line they carry everything from a kitchen chair to tho latest of period designs. They can give you a setting of the Colonial, Adam, William and Mary, or any other period that you desire. In fact, their supply is only limited by the styles of the manufacturers and contain the most beautiful and durable productions of the American furniture maker's art. Their rugs are modern and artistic, the color- ngs, textures and effects charm and lelight the eye. They are familiar with conditions and can tell you what ort of a rug you should have to match up with your surroundings so that everything will move in peace and harmony. We advise all our readers who may want anything in any of these ines to examine tho varied mem round at tills store oerore pur chasing elsewhere as both the goods and the juices are light. Taken all In all this lepiesentalive business es tiibllslinieni is one of the most popu lar in this section of the country. In the undcrtaklurc department of Dick and Lutz renders tho most met ropolitan service, is thoroughly abreast or tho thiiej anil conversant With t ho latest of scientific ideas and methods of embalming. They spe cialize In tendering the most diplo matic service and giving special at tention to details, thus relieving those interested of niuiii worry at a most trying time. In the hundreds of cases that they have been culled they have gained by their marked profes sional ability the esteem aud friend ship of all. In this Prosperity Edition or the Democrat we are glad to give com mendable mention to the business and proft ssional activities of Dick and Lutz and ti compliment them upon tho position they occupy In this sec tion of Ohio. Jones had conceived a grudge against O'Conner and sought for a way to pay him out. "I say, O'Connor," he nid, "you re member you told me you hud hunted ti gers in West Africa? Well, Captain Smith tells ine there are no tigers there. " "Quite right, quite right," said O'Con nor blandly. "I killed them all." assort- j Chicago Herald. Reputation Counts In Business of Selling Pianos, Player Pianos and Organs A. II. Bernard of Coldwater Is a Well Known and Reliable Mercer County Dealer in This Line, With a Large and De serving Patronage. At Milwaukee there are four times as many men of German parentage enlist ing in the navy than sons of parents born in the allied countries and more than men of native-born parents. This is from figures compiled by Lieut. Frank Chapman, naval reserve officer. Farmers' Headquarters That Is What the Immense Establishment of Celina Imple ment Co., Under Able Direction of C. F. Timmerman, Is, to the People of Celina and the Territory for Many Miles Around, As They Have Everything for the Farm. Coppersmith &Son Are Known Throughout This Section of the Buckeye State As Expert Heating and Sanitary Engineers and As Authorities on Plumbing Such Is the Modern Establishment Located at Rockford. Superior to the vast majority of plumblug establishments and sur passed by none either In general ex cellence of work or superiority of ma terials used, the firm of James Cop persmith and Son of Rockford, has continued its successful career be canse they are two of the most effi cient expert heating and sanitary en gineers in this section. . By dint Of hard labor and the un flinching determination to master ev ery detail of this calling, they earned a training in the intricacies of the profession of heating engineer and expert plumber that constitutes them Authorities ot all subjects pertaining 10 this very difficult trade. Well versed in all of the technical theory of r.hf irbusiness they have merited the position that they have attained as expert plumbers and heating en gineers by actual experience, so no matter what problem you may have in plumDing or heating work thry can work o t. liio solution which wlli op erate to your best advantage. It is not surprising then that James Coppersmith and Son, of Rockford, should have had successful rareer in business or that they should now be proprietors of one of the leading plumbing, heating and sanitation es tablishments in this section o? the country. Modern and up-to-date in every particular, you will find that .there is a inoit complete stock in this store at RicKford, and you will see that all of it has been selected with an expert's sense of true value. Heat ing and sanitary plumbing fixtures of every description and of the best and " latest design are ready for you when you desire them. One might devote many columns to a further descrip tion of Coppersmith and Son's estab lishment, but let it suffice to biy that you will find there Just what one would expect to find in the head quarters of uuch an establishment as he maintains. We are pleased Jn this Prosperity Edition to compliment this popular Rockford firm on their Kuccess and superior work. Messrs. Coppersmith & Son are sole agents foi the Delco Light plant and will be plea&cd to have you look them over. The Celina Democrat and the .Cin cinnati Post now $3.50 a year. The 50c raise was made necessary by an advance made to us by the Port. ' Metropolitan Service Is Rendered the People of Mercer County at the Alt Battery Station, Under the Able Direction of Mr. W. P. Alt, Who Is Also the Sales Agent for Famous Studebaker Car Electrical Work of the Highest Order. In this entire part of the state there ii not a concern that gives the people the metropolitan service that is afforded the public by the Alt Bat tery Station, under the -direction of W. P. Alt. Mr. W. P. Alt realized at the start that to make a service department efficient that it was necessary to in stall tho best of machinery and then to employ the most competent mach inists. This he did and as a conse quence his service department has attained a high state of efficiency. They aro thoroughly conversant with every feature or the traae ana can take your machine apart and com pletely rebuild it if you desire. The feature of this Institution Is the electrical work on automobiles In all of .ts phases. Mr. Alt Is an au tomobile electrical engineer of ability who understands all the little Intri cacies of this very scientific part of tjie construction and equipment of the modern automobile. No matter what it is in this line you desire, the recharging of batteries, repair work or advico on this feature of your ma chine you should call at his station and you will get the correct infor mation. Mr. Alt is also the sales agent for the famous Studebaker automobile. The Studebaker is a car of Interna tional reputation that Is manufactur ed on a large scale in a variety of models to suit your every need. The name of Studebaker has been famil iar to the people of the country for many years and has always stood for best known piano men In Ohio, and quality. No matter whether you is regarded as one of the most val One day a Mercer County farmer, near uoiuwater aeciuea to Duy a piano. He did not know just what kind ho wanted, so he asked his neighoor for the name of a good make. The neighbor said: "Why, buy a 'Bernard' that's the best there in." Now, we all know that A. H. Ber nard, o: Coldwater. aoes not manu facture pianos, but the above incident will serve to show to you how well known is the name in connection with musical instruments and what an ex cellent reputation he has for hand ling good pianos. And reputation counts In selling pianos, for there are many grades on the market at all prices. In Coldwater and Mercer county, however, one does not need be confused by this vast array of pi anos, for he knows that if he buys of A. H. Bernard he will get ageodone. For tome years A. H. Bernard has been an important factor in the com mercial life of this section and dur ing all of his term of service he has specialized in handling the very best. The people know this and hence the volume of his business la ever in-1 creasing. Because of this enviable record A, H. Bernard is probably one of the In this entire part of the state there is not an establishment that surpasses that of the Celina Imple ment Company at Celina, in point of the diversity o articles carried for the farrier. They handle implements cf every description, farm wagons, wind mills, farm machinery and all kinds of farm supplies. During the time that they have beenin business in Mercer county thsy have built up a wonderfully large trade from this and adjoining counties and it Is safe to assert that their name and busi ness is probably better known among the farmers of this section of the sate than that of any other similar establishment lu the nearby towns and cities. Tho Celina Implement Co. occupies a largo building and Is well prepared for the proper handling of the goods and the display of the stock to the advantage of their patrons. All of his implements and farm machinery are of the latest pattern and include all of the most recently improved In ventions and improvements. The stock Is composed of goods of stand ard quality, brands of implements and farm machinery known through out the world as the best on the market. Men are in charge who are courteous and accomodating and who will be pleased to demonstrate to any farmer who desires to drop into this favorite trading place and keep up en the lato models in farm imple ments i-.nd supplies. Mr. C. F Tinnernian has ample room for tho housing of a large stock ai'J iie buys his goods in car load lots, thus getting the inside of the maii..t and being enabled to com pete in price and quality with any other store or catalogue house in the count"'. He lias always maintained a reputation for honesty and fair dealing and the farmers of this sec tion of tho state have learned that they can depend upon this as one of the most reliable and up-to-date es tablishments of its kind in tho mid dle west. This is the result of the reputation of the place for goods of quality and is a tribute to the extra ordip.ary buying and telling ability of Mr. Tiunerman, who Is considered by men in the same line of trade as a leader in this business in this section. He is a prominent citizen of Celina and Mercer county and the Democrat wishes to compliment him upon his mode rn and up-to-dato establishment ana mo satis: uciory ana aumir.mie manner in which he is serving the public. MONTEZUMA Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Civet, Lima, were tho Sunday guests of Wni. I'egg and family. Matt l'eggs, of Lima, la spending a few days at home with his parents. Kudo 'J'obin aud children spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Ulley Wills. Mr. and Mrs. Kalph Roettger and daughter and Mrs. L. L. Sheeley spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest I'ulmer and family. (Jin net Hanna and wife spent Sun day arteriioon with W. M. Colson and family. Mrs. itiley Wjlllu spent Sunday af ternoon with Mrs. Josie Hanna. Charles Servis and family, of Celi na, spent Saturday night with Otla Tobiu and family. B. C. Vaney and family spent Sun day evning with C. Tobin and fam ily. Vermont Bennett and family took dinner with 11. B. Bennett and family. Mrs. Van Gray called on Mrs. Otla Tobin, Monday afternoon. Mrs. Murl Long called on Mrs. C. Tobin, Sunday afternoon. "Mi s. John Cencebaugh and Mrs. llaita Peggs called Sunday afternoon at the Mrs. Lizzie Long home. Mrs. Carrie Splllane and daughter were Celina callers. Monday. Mrs. Karl Preston spent Saturday and Sunday with Geo. Preston at Bradford. Mrs. Z'ira Frank is spending this week with her folks, Geo. Wade and family. Itussel Springer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Springer, of Neptune; Miss Zella Springer, of Van Wert: and Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Stoner took Sunday dinner with Carrol Griffith and family. Andy Treston and family. Ace Preston and family and Chas. Coates and family of Bradford, and Sarah Ulrich spent Sunday with Wm. Pres ton and family. Roy Bodkin and family spent Sun day with Dora Burdge and daughters. Frank and Thomas Grunden and Thomas Ritchie, of Dayton, spent Sunday with their parents. Loren Cencebaugh and Wilbur Ritchie, of Bradford spent Sunday with their parents. Mrs. Lula Miller and children spent Friday with John Harrison and daughters. Noah Stafford and family, Bertha Wills, and William Kittle and wife spent Sunday with Mary Stafford. Otis Monroe and family, Ray Pal mer and wife spent Sunday with Al bert Harrison and family. O. T. Klder and family of Neptune, spent Sunday in this vicinity. Earl Smith, of Wapakoneta, spent Sunday with his lady friend, Miss Lola Hanna. W.R.Lewis A Prominent Mercer County Lumber Dealer at Rockford Who Is Work ing for Greater Mercer County As Well A9 for the Expansion of His Own Business Extensive Dealer in All Kinds of Building Supplies. need a car for business- or pleasure you should let Mr. Alt demonstrate to you the superiority of the Stude baker. The people of this part of Ohio are to be congratulated upon having a man of such ability in this line in their midst as it is not in many towns the size of Celina that the service that can bo lied here can be secured. The Democrat Is glad to congratulate Mr. Alt upon hl great success and be lieves that the people should consult him upon the various phases of the work hU institution embraces. ued and progressive citizens and bus iness men. We wish to compliment him upon his honest and fair policies, and su perior quality of the Instruments he nannies anu the success which his progressive efforts have merited. St. Henry Hardware Co. Has Everything in Hardware, Implements, Fence aud Sheet Metal to Be Found in a Very Complete Establishment Carries an Immense Stock and Renders a Service That Is Both Complete and Satisfactory. The Immense hardware establish ment of the St. Henry Hardware Co. is one of the most complete concerns in this section of Ohio and transacts a large business rendering a service that Is at the same time complete and satisfactory. The slock of this well known con cern Is an exemplification of the tri umphs of modern civilization over savagery. Man is no longer satisfied with the crude hardware of the stone Pge but demands that all his hard v are andimplements be of the latest pattern. This is why The St. Henry Hardware Co. has so large a patron age for it carries lines that are stand ard all over the country and sells them at prices that compete with any store or house in the world. The stove Hue of The St. Henry Hardware Co., consists of a full line of ranges, heaters, gas and oil stoves for cooking, and these are of -the lat est patterns, of beautiful designs and are constructed on the latest of scien tific principles of getting he greatest amount of heat of a given amount oi fuel. In the way of implements a full line of every modern Implement used in the scientific and diversified farm ing of the age is carried in stock and we advise all farmers of this section ot the state who want to keep their farm wov to the highest state of effi ciency and get the maximum of pro duction shoyld call around ard oc casslonaliy look over the lines of this well known house. ' In regard to cutlery, shelf hard ware. The St. Henry Hardware Co., is one of the most complete In this section of the country. No matter what you may want In these lines all you have to do is to call for It and the proprietor or one of his efficient clerks will produce it for you and it will be of the latest pattern and sold most reasonable. One of the features of the stock of The St. Henry Hardware Co., Is a ware-house with rods of wire fenc ing of all meshes and heights. They also do a general sheet metal , busi ness aud no matter what you may need in the way of spouting, cornice work, tinning they can take care of your needs. The store of the St. Henry Hard ware Co. adds much to the efficiency of St. Henry as a trading center and Is a credit to the career of Jacob Stein as a business man who Is aid ing much in the increase of the effi ciency of farm life and is headquar ters for hundreds of people from all the surrounding country when they come to town to trade. Mr. Jacoh Stoln has a wide acquaintance a'l v er this section of Ohio and well known as one of the vnty's ending builnvsg men. Mike Gagle Now Operates a Hardware Establish ment at Maria Stein, Which Is Headquarters for Many People, and Also Is One of the Reliable Stores of Mercer County. One of the prominent stores of Mercer county is the establishment row operated by Mikn Gagel at Maria Stein, which is headquarters for hun dreds of people when they are in need of hardware, Implements or anything in the plumbing line. The growth of thia establishment is due to good business methods and up-to-date policies. It brings to that city many dollars which would otherwise go to some other trade center and it is known as one of the most complete and reliable houses ic this section of Indiana, rey handle all kinds of hardware and cutlery, in fact every thing that goes with the hardware business. Mr. Gagel is building up a wonderfully large trade from this and adjoining counties and we feel sate in saying that his name and bus iness 13 becoming as well ,if not bet ter known than that of, any like store in this section. No ma'tter'what may be your needs in these lines, it will pay you to stop in at this well known Maria Svein establishment and look over hid line, as you will be both pleased and profited by the visit. The Gagel store at Maria Stein, is thoroughly reliable and back of ev ery sale is the personal guarantee which means that you must be satis fied or the proprietor will make right whatever does not please you. This policy wins trade, it satisfies custo mers and it Is making -Mr. Gagel one or the leading business men of this section who presides over one of Mer c" countv's lx?st and most prominent business houses. It is In a pleasure for Tho Democrat to compliment him upon hlj progressive policies and ad mirabU establishment. Thei'o is probably no other dealer in this section of the great middle western states who has won wider success as a reliable and extensive dealer in grain and allied lines than has A. I. Beiiymer who operates the elevators at Mercer, Schumm and Willshire with headquarters at Rock ford. Just anybody couldn't go into the large elevator establishment of Behy mer and give satisfaction such as he Is giving to his customers. It takes the service of a man of experience to satisfy in this business, and that is just the reason why Mr. Behymer and khis associates have such a large pat ronage which is steadily growing. He i3 thoroughly up-to-date on all mat ters pertaining to grain, seeds, meals, A. D. Behymer One of Most Extensive Dealers in Grain and Allied Lines in Middle West, Operating, Elevators at Mercer, Schumm and Willshire, With Headquarters at Rockford One of Well Known and Reliable Grain Men of This Section. and all of the other agricultural pro duets that me handled at his estab lishment, and his prices, whether he is buying or selling, are always right. We think tuat Mercer, Schumm, nnd Willshire and vicinity are very fortunate to have such a progressive elevator man to serve them, and we find it a particularly pleasant task to direct your attention to him in this Prosperity Edition, which would by no means be comlpete if we omitted mention of the well-known business man. . He directs a business which is of great value to the development of the communities in which his enter prises are located and which add in no littla measure to the progress and prosperity of this section, a fact that entitles him to the liberal support and patronage of the entire populace which he receives. The Dodge Automobile Is a Leader In Its Class, and So Is the Popular Lake View Garage Here in Celina, Which Is the Dodge Agency and a Modern Auto Inn, Under the Direction of the Genial and Accommodating Frank Egger. Quality counts in the automobile business as it does in every other line and therefore the man who sells a machine of known quality evidences his knowledge of the business in which he is engaged. Mr. Egger here in Celina handles the Dodge ahd it is not necessary for us to say here that the Dodge is the leader in its class. There Is not an automobile on Oie market that surpasses the Dodge ut the price, and the vast number of machines of this make now In use prows its popularity. Automobile men throughout the world acknowledge the superiority of the Dodge, and hence it is with a feel ing of satisf-ictlon that we direct your attention to the Lake View garage hera in Celina, which handles them. The people of this commun ity hava come to know that this firm is tight there with the goods when it comes to autos and that hey know the business from the top to bottom. When you leave a car at the Lake View garage you can rest assured that it will be given expert and scien tific attention. It makes no differ ence whether you want it taken apart and put together again or whether you want the gas tank filled ex pert men will Handle the former and the latter office will be performed in a highly satisfactory manner by men who ar-s cartful and honest. In a word, the Lake View garage :n Celina is one of the strictly up-to-date and highly efficient auto inns of this section and its proprietor Is a prominent citizen of Mercer county. Whatever you would expect of such a progressive establishment, you will be able to get here and the price will be moderate and the service satisfac tory. The Democrat is pleased to compli ment Mr. Egger upon his commenda ble methods aud his modern garage. Wiith a vision of a greater Mercer county always in mind, W. R. Lewsl and his large lumber business become important factors in the development of this and adjoining counties. While it has alwaya been his object to ob tain a fair and honest profit from his extensive dealing in lumber and buildin? material, the guiding in fluence of this Rockford dealer has been the determination to furnish the highest grado of building material at prices so reasonable that the exten sion and beautification of Rockford and' Mercer county could progress rapidly and in great leaps and bounds. There is not establishment in the county that has a greater influence for the better upon the building in dustry in Mercer county than has W. I?. Lewis. Contractors 'and the peo ple generally have come to know that whatever ttiey want in their business they can secure it from him with the knowledge that it will be of the high est grade consistent with the price. Lumber, lath, shingles, doors, win dows and ah of the other demands ot the builders are furnished by this progressive dealer. By reason of his large buying power he Is able to en ter the world s greatest markets and secure lumber and builders' supplies that he offers to the local public at prices hich encourage the expansion of Rockford and Mercer county and the erection of more numerous and more beautiful homes, business blocks and public buildings. With the interests of his home community always at heart Mr. Lewis has never hist sight of the benefit, that accrues to the interests ot Rock ford through the extension of local 1-idustry and he has been one of the liberal contributors to the progress and prosperity of the community. He i3 one of the leading men of affairs in this section. It Is a pleasure for The Democrat in flfeiking this review o fthe onward progress of Mercer county to compliment Mr. Lewis not only upon the efficient manner in which nis business is operated but as well upon the public spirited policy that has characterized its direction and his entire business career. A line of specialties manufactured here in Mercer county that has met with universal approval are the far rowing pens, automotic feeders, grain beds and stock racks turned out by W. R. Lewis at Rockford. These specialties have proven their quality and their sale Is not confined to Mer cer county for the demand for them is rapidly increasing throughout the country. ' ThiB special line which affords the local public these modern and popu lar specialties at very reasonable prices because they are manufactured right here at home.