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Volume 34! FAUMINGTON, ST.. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO., MAY 24, 1907. Number 21 Published Every Friday by The Farmington Times Printing Company. INTERESTING LOCAL PICK-UPS. TERSELY TOLD. Laukiuan'slor drug. Groceries at Klein's. Good teed corn at Kleln'i. Union-made shoe ' Heraog'. I'ure German millott at Klein's. Harney Polly canio dowo Monday to visit his mother. Mr.sO. V. Blueck is a St. Louis visitor this week. Mrs. C. K. Hickok ami children have returned from Columbia. Mrs W. V. Waters has been visit ing at iCew Madrid (or some time. Born May 16, 1907, to the wifo of Guy Tullook, a daughter. Go to Mrs. T. Taaffe's and got your millluory, as all fabrics are reduced. Miss S. V. Becson went to St. Louis Friday to spend a week visiting friends. Mrs. Kaths ol Pilot Kuob Is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Blanks. Miss Wiunie Soott ot near Farming ton is the guest of Mrs. Simon Snibert this week Quite a number of Doe Uun people came over for the Hand Concert Tues day night. See the "Passion I'ltiy" this (Sri day) evening at the Christian Church, at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Edward Evcrsole of Pulosi came down to join iu the Klmwoud Alumnae last Friday. Mrs. J. U. Mendliun and niece, Miss Nullie Mendhan of Kirkwood are visiting Mrs. Phil A. Shaw. On the floor now A stylish line of road wagons, spring wagons, top buggies and runabouts at Isen- man's- Don't forgot the Huromage Sale, June 6, 7 and 8, in the Sprott build ing. You may find something there you want. The Federal and Young Men's Club of Farmington have Issued invitations for a dauce at the Opera House on Thursday, May 23. Mr. George Hoffman of the l ohl ruan Clock Company of St. Louis has been here this week, considering the Town Clock proposition. Misses Amanda and Kami a Chad bourne of Ste. Genevieve, two girl hood friends of Mrs. C. VV. Hollis, are here on a visit to her. Miss Mary 'latum came down Sun day and spent the day with friends. Miss Tatuui was one of the winners iu t iio Post-Dispatch beauty contest. Dr. J. 1'. Clark of I'crrysillo was bore last Sunday to attend the morn ing sendees of the Presbyterian church's cclebraliou of Its seventy-fifth anniver sary. When you are looking for a present for tho wcot girl graduate or a boy friend, call at Telly's and select a book that will be a constant reminder of the giver. The Keith house has boen rented to tho Federal Lead Company and will be occupied by the new Superintendent, .Mr. Chas. Adaml, who succeeded Mr Dert Canning. Mrs. T. Taaffe's stook is now com plete iu all the late May and June styles, and from now on you will find groat reduction in all prices. Be sure to come and see. Mrs. J. . Klein entertained ber Sun day school olass last Monday afternoon and the children enjoyed the amuse ments prepared for them very much, as well as the toe cream and cake. If you want to bay or sell real es tate, loan' or borrow money, rent a farm or town residence, call on W A. Kennedy, tho' real estate man, in the Lang-Holler building, Phone 261, Farmington, Mo. Dr. and Mr. M. H. Topping of Flat Hirer visited Mrs. Blue early this week, prior to their departure for the Jamestown Exposition. Mrs. Top ping and the children will spend sev eral weeks visiting Virginia relatives. The Bonne Terra papers say that scarlet fever of a very maligncnt type Is in that town, and warn parent of the danger of infeotion. The Calholio school whloh waa not to close for some time olosed Iaat week on this account. the Annoal Memorial Sunday sermon of Picket Post Ko. 21ft Department ot Missouri G. A. K. wilt be preached by. JSev. Father Stolte at the Catholic oburoh on Bandar, May S6tb, 1907, at 10 o'clock a. m. The pnbllo I ordially invited to attend. Dr. Frank L. Keith of Flat ICiver, who was a delegate from this county tn the State Medical Association at letter- son City Iaat week, was elected Coun sel ler for tho Fourteenth district, com posed of the counties of St. Francois, Washington, Sto. Genevieve and Jeff erson ; and also a delegate to the Amer ican Medical Association, which meets at Atlantic City, N. J , in June. Dr. William F. Kuhn, Superintend ent of Slate Hospital No. 4, delivered an address bpforo the State Medical Association at Jrfforson City last weok. Among other things ho criticised the present political system nf the boards of management olthe Slate eleemosy nary institutions, taking position that they should be oonducted on a non-par tisan plan Mrs." David Heidelberg entertained her former Sunday school class at the Presbyterian church from 3 to 5 o'clock Monday aftornoon. There wore pres ent Misses Mary Kochtitzky of Cape Girardeau, Lota Clnrkson of Charles ton, Iladatupah Huffner of Broadway, Va., Irene Nixon and Florence Mc Cormick. George Forstor and Charles Duller field went out ou a fishing trip last weok, and while driving along a rough road the wheels of the wagon dropped into a deep rut, throwing Mr. Butter field nut, and tho wngnn wheol passed over him, very severely bruising him about the lower ribs. He will be con fined to his homo for several days. Music in Reading Room A piano player has been temporarily placed in tho Fron Heading Koom Don't fail to hear it. An orchestra is also to lie organized. Births. Born, May 22, 190", to the wife of Norman McFarland, a son, Born, May 22, 1907, to the wife of Tim McCarthy, a son. Boiu, May 22, 1007, to the wife of Edward Carrow, a daughter. Ladies' Night in Reading Room. The brotherhood baa designated the fourth Tuesday a ladie's night In the Heading Honm and Gymnasium. The reading room will be in charge of Mrs. Thompson and the gymnasium of Miss Groene on that night. Jamestown Exhibit- Mr. F. P. Graves, Superintendent Doe Hun Lead Company, has been specially requested by Govornor Folk to make an exhibit at Jamestown from his celebrated collection, and ho is busily preparing to send of a con siderable showing. .Mr. Graces has had sonio of his collection at every exposition hold, and it always at traded attention to St. Francois county. Farmington School District Enumeration The enumeration of children of schon aire in the Farniinpton school Histilni has just been oomplctcd and filed by the clerk with the Clerk of tho County Court. The total number is 919. an increase ot C6 over the enumeration of a year ago. as follows: White males, 349, females 436, and ono deaf and dumb total 786 ; colored, males 62, females 71 -total 133. Giersa Schwaner. Mr. Charles Giorse of this place and Miss Louise M. Sobawner were married at Fredericklown May 15, 1907, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Itev. John Bothensteiuer. It was a quiet affair, only immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present Mr. Gierse is one of Farmiogton's most enterprising and popular young business men, bead of the Giorse tail oring establishment. Tim Timks joins his many friends In wishing him and his bride a long and happy married lifo. A Sad Accident. Last Thursday morning, while the two little daughter of Uon M. B. Smith, Bab aud Bunty, were out in the front yard cutting op weeds with a butcher knife, Bunty threw the knife and it aocidentally struok Bab above the ear, making what was supposed to be ouly a slight wound. Later in the dav Bab became nulla sick and Dr. Fleming was oalldfi in. She lay In a tupor tor a long time and a uer con dition improved but little, she was taken to Mullanpby Hospital. St. Louis. Snn. day afternoon, a it was thought an op eration mtgni nave to te performed, kat treatment ha rendered this uoneo- esssry. The doctor thiuk the little girl will soon be all right, and tbe friend ot tbe family heartily rejoice at this Improved condition. CLOSE OF PRESBYTEKIAN CHURCH ANNIVERSAAY The celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Farmington Presby terian church was brought to a success ful close on Sunday evening. For the five days preceding exercises were held beginning on Wednesday evening, May 15th, with a prayer service. Thursday afternoon was given to the work of the women of the church and this meeting wns reported last week. Thursday evening was devoted to the Sim.Wiy school, A large part of the services consisted nf exercises by the children, who acquitted themselves most creditably. There was one special song by a chorus from tbe school, "The Lord's Army." The primary class gave a motion song, Miss Isabella Waide a solo, and a children's quartette, consist ing of Mioses Dorothy Huff and Mildred McKi nuey and Masters l'auljoues aud Warden Moothart. The address on Thursday evening was delivered by Rev. Adolplius Kistler of Cupe Girardeau, Mo., who emphasized the need for a "Whole Hearted Re ligion," His address was an excellent one, his earnestness was impressive, and was well received by the large congre gation present. The Historical Sketch of the Sunday school was delivered by Mr. A. J. Leathers. He called attention to the fact that the Sunday school antedated the church, having been organized by Rev. J. M. Sudd before the church in Farmington was started. The superin tendents of the school have been few in number. They are: Mr. M. P. Cayce. tbe first superintendent, who served the school for many years, and to whose efforts the success of the school is large ly due. He was succeeded by his son, Mr. Mlis P. Cayce. Upon the lattcr's removal to Iron Mountain in 1879, Mr. A.J. Leathers was elected to that office. He was succeeded by Mr. W. M. Har lan, who has held the place, ever since having, during tbe time of his incum bency, as co-superintendents, Messrs. R. P. Taylor, Robert Forsyth and W. R. Taylor. Friday afternoon, May 17th, was given to Kluiwood Seminary. All of the exer cises were held on the beautiful grounds of the school. The opening number was an excellent chorus composed of the Alumna- of the Seminary. - Miss Lillie Clark, who has charge of the music de partment, saug a solo. Throughout the entire school year, at tbe opening ser vices each morning, some fifteen min utes are devoted to such physical exer cises as will develop the bodies of the pupils. Miss Helen Montgomery had the pupils give a calislhenic drill which illustrated this feature of the work. It consisted of various motions of the body, instruction as to proper breathing, dumb bell drill, etc. A large number of greet ings to the school from former students, friends and some of the churches were read. This formed a delightful part of the exercises, showing the place occu pied in the minds and hearts of those who in former years were permitted to serve as members of the faculty or to attend as students upon the institution. A musical number was rendered by a ladies' trio, consisting of Misses Nellie Conway, Vlrgilia Conway and Kudia V.'ilson. This number of the program was of unusual excellence. The pastor of the Presbyterian church paid tribute to the work done by Rev. J. A. Creighton, to whose untiring ef forts and persistent zeal the Seminary is due. Rev. Dr. A. W. Wilson delivered a short reminiscent sketch of the'Semin ary which wa interesting to all present. After the program bad been rendered the guests present enloyed a ' social time, being entertained by the Faculty of the school. FRIDAY KVRNINC. On Friday evening there was held in the church services devoted to the cause of Christian Education. The music was furnished by a ladies' quar tette and a solo by Miss May Harlan. The address of the evening was de livered ny Rev. A. W.. Wilson, D. D. He traced the truth that Biblical educa tion has ever followed and been empha sized by the various leader of the Re formation. It was brought to the shores of our land by the early Puritans, Hug enots, Scotch, Irish. Hollander and other who sought here freedom to wor ship God according to conscience. He showed that all of the Protestant churches were doing a good work along this line through their variou colleges an d universities. He plead for the sup port' and establishment of institutions that would give a liberal education but alio an education permeated by Chris tianity and in which tbe Bible should be emphasized, The address of Dr. Wilson wa one ia which there wa displayed a full know lege of his subject, interestingly Im parted to bis hearer. SATIKDAV SKRV1CKS. There were no services held during the day on Saturday. This being the ay ii) on which the church was organ ized, file rvening waa devoted to such exercises as w ould appropriately observe that eveet. Tbeae consisted mainly of the reading and receiving of greetings from former members of the church, friends, sister churches in the Presby tery and also local churches of Farming toil. There were a large number of let ters of greeting which wci read by Mr. J. P. Cayce. About several of these were associations which made them of es pecial interest. One was from Rev. J. Callaway Itrown, a young man just en tering the ministry and having charge of the Presbyterian chuich of New Madrid. He is a nephew of tbe much loved Dr. G. W. Williams, who ser.ed the Farmington church so faithfully as a ruling elder up to the time of his de cease. Another was from Mrs. Margaret J. Harris, the oldest person now living who had been connected with the Farm ington church. Another letter was from Mrs. Thomas C. Smith, of Washington, I). C, the wife of one of the early pas tors of the Farmington church. Rev. L. M. Thompson, pastor of the Farmington M. K. church, brought greet ings from the Ministerial Alliance, rep resenting the churches cf the city. In a most appropriate and timely address, he brought the congratulations of the min isters and churches. His remarks were well received and much appreciated by the congregation as well as by tbe mem bers of the Presbyteriuu church. THK SltKDAV SKRVKKS. On Sunday there were held three special services. In the morning there waa preaching by Rev. S. T. Ruffncr, D. I).; in tbe afternoon a historical ad dress by Kev. G. W. Harlan and in the evening pleaching by Rev. A. W. Wil son, D. 1)., and the observance of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. All of these services were well attended and most enjoyable. Rev. lr. Ruffner spoke from the pas sage in the second chapter of the Kpis tte to the I'hillipians, the fifth to the thirteenth verses. Christ in His divine and unman natures was held up before the congregation as the Saviour that supplied the needs of humanity. The preacher dwelt upon the greatness of the I-'athcr's love and of the salvation pre pared for His saints. He pointed to the ultimate triumph of the Mastcr'a work and kingdom, when every knee should bow before Him. He tenderly called upon all to take this Savior into their hearts and lives. The sermon was a most eloquent one. It was a master piece in its logical construction." Throughout its delivery Dr. K 11 liner held the close attention of the large con gregation assembled to hear him. HISTORICAL SKKTCII. Iu the afternoon Rev. (J. W. Harbin presented a carefully prepared history of the church, from its organization down to the present time. Preceding its delivery the pastor of the church read from the original record books of the sess'on us to the organization of the church and the first meeting of its ses sion, 011 May iSth, 1831. The original minute is as follows, published because of its general anil its historicaljintcrest: "In the spring of 1833 certain individu als, professing to be the children of God and desirous to enloy more fully the worship and ordinance of God, requested to be united in a Presbyterian church by and under the cure of the Rev, J. M. Sadd, who was then a located minister in the town of Farmington, "Their expressions and views read thus: We, the undersigned, humbly trust that our hearts have been renewed by the grace of God and that thereby we have been enabled solemnly to con secrate ourselves aud all we possess to Him forever, and feeling desirous to en joy more fully the sacred worship and ordinances instituted by God, we do mutually agree to associate ourselves iu the capacity of a church, and adopt the Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian church in the United States as contain ing that system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures and also receive tbe form of Discipline practiced by the same church as the best mode for our regulation and government," This was signed by Elizabeth Cobb, Corrinna G. Sadd, Alexander Boyd, Sarah Boyd, Frederick Wolford, Nancy Wolford and John F. Rudy. On May iBtli, 183a, the church pe titioned for wa organized. Rev. G. W. Harlan, introduced his excellent historical sketch with tba fol lowing interesting preface: "Seventy-five year ago Farmington consisted of only a few houses adjacent to the public square. Its inhabitants did not perhaps exceed 150. Now, in May, 1907, it building extend more than a mile and a quarter East and West and almost that distance North and South. Tbe fifty acre of land granted to Sep- KEEP COOL AND BE COMFORTABLE There is onlj' one wa)- to do it, and that is to be fitted with a pair of our comfortable slippers or oxfords, then you are prepared for the hot weather. We are showing a great variety of styles, comprising everything from a light cool house slipper to a dainty oxford or pump for street wear. J. M. KARSCH SHOE GO. HIGH GRADE FOOTWEAR, lember, 1821, by the deed of David Mur phy, son of Sarah Itnrton Murphy, on the express condition that Farmington was to remainlthe permanent seat of jus tice of St, Francois county, has been from time to lime added to, until there are now between 1200 and 1500 acres within the boundaries of the town. At a conservative estimate it has now a pop ulation of near, 3,000. Its enterprising citizens, through their large business, houses, mills ami manufacturing cslub ishments, have given it an enviable rep utation us a flourishing town. And of late years the location of Slate Hospital No. 4 for tlie Insane in its vicinity, its Water Works, Klectric Lights and lvlec tric Railroad have added greatly to its importance. Seventy-five years ago, in 183a, there was no religious orgsuization here ex cept that of the pioneer church, the Methodist church, which, through the piety and zeal of that remarkable woman, Sarah Rarton Murphy, was started not long after the cession of Louisiana Ter ritory, which Included what is now the State of Missouri, by l'rauce to the United States iu April, 1K03. A meeting house was built of logs on a piece of ground near whut is now the Masonic cemetery about the year 1806, and said to be the first protestant house of wor ship erected west of.tbe .Mississippi river. This seems for some reason not to have been used in 183a, for religious services were ordinarily Held in the Court ouse, a rude structure qf brick, standing in the center of the Public Square. Now in 1907 there are nine churches, includ ing the two colored churches. Might are protest,! nt and one is a Roman Catholic. Not idcluding the two colored churches, the remaining seven have a membership of 1,200, milking an averane of 171 each. The total membership of the two colored churches is about ninety, an average of 45 each. I'rotn this brief survey of the I-'arm-ington churches in general he pro ceed to the consideration of the special theme of the day, "A Historical Sketch of the I'liriiiingtou Presbyterian Church, which for lack of space we are com pelled to omit. Sunday night closed the services of the seventy-fifth anniversary. Rev. A, W. Wilson preached a strong sermon, taking for his text "Come with us and we will do you good," and an appeal to the unconverted was made by Rev. J. A. Creighton. The Lord's Supper was observed, and a membership represent ing fully one bolf of the church's his tory participated. All the living minis ters who have been pastors of the church were present and took part in this solemn service. Altogether the celebration was one of great interest, to our people and especia 1 ly to the members of the Presbyterian church. Teachers Employed. ' The Board of Education of Farming ton school district mot last Saturday night and elected tho following teach ors for tho public schools of this place for the next school year: O. C. Lynch, Superintendent. Miss Anna Springer, principal High School. Assistant for High School not elected. Mrs Anna Lloyd, principal North ward school. Miss Bertha Spuugb, first assistant. Miss Nellie Halter, seoond assistant. Mrs. Alma Hlder primary teacher. Miss Myrtle Gillespie, principal South ward school, Mis Kate Brent, first assaistaril. Miss Louise Huff, second assistant. Mis Ella Saokman, primary teaober. They're Here Iseonun'e com plete line of fashionable tigs. FARMINGTON. MO. Grand Concert Hy Musical and Elocutionary Depart ment of C'arleton College, to be given in Opera House, Thursday, May 30, 8 p. m. Admission 35c. Overture "On the Heautiful llluc Danube" Strauss Misses Klizahcth Giessiug and Elizabeth .Miller. The Little Goddess aud Dicky. .Donnell .urns i-.uiei .io)re Spring Song Mendelssohn-Liszt Miss Iieuluh Covington The Going ol the White Swan I'nknuwn Mrs. Audry t'pdike Staccato Caprice Max Vogrich Paul I.. McFerrin The Absent (liiest !...Oilsou Miss lvtliel Chandler Polonaise in C Minor...' Chopin Mrs. Hurry Shaw Kentucky Cardinal ( 1st cutting) Hen Miss Wilma Denuian The Boy Orator of Zapcta Citv. . . .Davis William Colter Valse Impromptu J. Kuff Miss Ilculnh Covington David Harum's Horse Trada... Wcscott Willie Jlluckledge The Bells. Kdgar Allen Poe Reading with musical accompaniment Miss Mildred Oreen Elmwood Closes With the following program, to which the public is cordially Invited: Baccalaureate sermon, Presbyterian church, May L'u'th, 11a. in. by Kev. J. M, Mau.e of Central Ptesbyterian ohuruh, St. Louis. "Snow-Whltc," a juvenile operetta, May 21), 8 p. 111. Art Kccepiion, .May 30, Irom 2 to ii o'clock p. m. lleeilal and Concert, May 30, 8 o'clock p. ni. Commencement program May 31,8 p. 111. Tho address to the class of 1907 will be given by Senator Ely of Ken nctli, Mo. Here is Your Chance for a Home. Smilh-Bleerk-Forster Land am! Ab stract Company have adopted a new plan to supply the growing demand for homes in Farmington. We will sell you a lot in ny of the following choice locations and furnish you the money 10 build your house and accept pay for same at rate of H in $20 per month, or abuut what you pay for rent. Only 7 lots left in Cartnr PI convenient to car line. 2a lots in Lang Plaoe, conven ient to car lioo. Glenwood Park must be Bonn tn be appreciated. Thl is the old Fair Grounds. We arc offering lota bere irom i.ou to fi.uo per front foot, ny size lot you want. Here are the fine big forest shade trees ami heavy bluo grass lurf, nothing like it to be found elsewhero In Farniinzloa. One of these lots would be a grand thing to nave in me family. Wide granitoid sidewalks all way 10 center of town. Electric car line passes this property. Como in and talk to us about real estate. Smith-Blkkck-Forstkh Lank & Ab- 8TRACT CoiIPANr. Upstairs In Realty Building. Shore Acres. No date has yet been set for this beautiful play, but rehearsals are in progress and full announcements will soon be rusde. Special iconery has been painted for it and oothinir will ba spared to make tbl as popular a lortnar pisjs nave been. The cause for which it i to be given, tl.ejowo Clock, ibould appeal to every oitisen, and big audience i uaured.