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IYhmshkd Every Friday by THE FARMINGTON TIMES PRINTING COMPANY ONE DOliLAK A YEAK. FIFTY CENTS FOU SIX MONTHS THOS. II. STAM. I.. K. ri-l-KS. l'lULIl' S. COM-. l'resiilcnt. Vice rrrsiilcnt. Sec'y ami Trras. TU !:.. I). l'lSHKR, lulitor and lliisiuos Maimer. ' FAKMINtJTON. MO.. KAY LM. I'M". The jury for liny wood's trial, lioRini on the i'tli at I'.oi.M', Idulio, lias not yet been i-oinpli'U'il. ill llioiit;li ovi'f 11 Ir.itiilivd vciim-men Iniw lu't'ii cxiiiiiini il. It is pru ilii'lnl linwevi-r. llml the liitlli'lil- in K of talesmen will I"! Iitnslieil i Saturday and that t! sworn Monday. jury will In- A story was recently seiint out trom Lincoln, NelunsKa, to the effect that Mr. Itryiin informed his friends that he would decline the Democratic nomination for I'resi dent if Mr. ltoosevelt were the Republican Doniiiii-e; that Mr. ICoosevelt more neiirly represented the policies he had stood for than anv other man. The slorv wns nli- Mird on its face, Imt Mr. Bryan telt impelled in an i.iithoiied in- terview to deny the anonymous lubrication. While Mr. Uoostvelt has in a half-way measure stood lor some of the reforms advocated by Mr. Bryiin and set forth in the Democratic platform, the two men are as wide apart in the essential principles of government as the antipodes. Senator Philander Knox, former Attorney (icueral of President Roosevelt, now comes forward as Pennsylvania's favorite son for the Republican nomination for Presi dent, and Mr. Roosevelt is patting him on the back. The supporter of Secretary Tuft, whom Mr. Roosevelt has led the country to believe is the one man whom he would have for his successor, don't know what to make of the Presi dent's flirtation. As Senator Pen rose, the man whom the President accused of being the principal pro moter of the alleged ..",0(MI,(KI( conspiracyto thv art his plans, is backing up the Knox movement, the apparent friendliness of the President towurd his candidacy is till the more puzzling. Is he mak ing termB with the "live-million conspiracy!" The newjprimary law, by which all candidates for State and district offices in Missouri will be nomi nated by the several parties on the same day, will create a novel polit ical condition in this State. No more conventions; no more county mass meetings, packed and other wise, to name delegates to divers conventions; no more trades and combinations, but a direct vote of the people for the candidates as piring for the several offices. It will be a big undertaking for the candidates to get over the State and makejtheinselves known to all the voters. Heretofore they could visit the counties, enlist the servi ces of affew active local manipu lators of county conventions or moss meetings to get out their friends and look after the selection of delegates, secure instructions, et cetera; they could take to the conventions with them a lot of "fuub" to circulate utnong other delegates and waft their superior qualifications or claims upon the party, create sentiment and do a little trading and fixing here and there when necessary. But all this and the little tricks and se ductive ways kuown to the expe rienced convention eoer must now retire t "innocuous desuetude" and give place to other and less i'umiliur devices. The voters as individuals are to be reckoned with; aud the tickets of the several par ties are to be nominated on the same day and at the same election The first crucial primary under the new law will be held on the second Tuesday of August, 1908. There is no doubt that it will prove interesting because of its newness and strangeness in the matter of nominating candidates for State offices," but whether it will prove more satisfactory than the State convention plan remains to be Keen. IM1IAT1VK AND KKI T.IUOMli M At tlii' regular session of the Iji'Cislntuif ii joint a 11 il coniMirri'iit resolution whs uisscd submit! inn to tin; people tor ratification or re iMi-tifin ill flu, iii'Vt m.itiiful i.li.otii.n a constitutional amendment known as the "Initiative mid Kefereii duni." It is a uestioii of much interest to the people, and they should begin lit onee to btudy and inform themselves of the meaning and working of the initiative and referendum principle in the making of laws for their government. It is a cluck upon corrupt mid venal enactments, and is in the nature of direct legislation by the people when the representatives who have lieeti elected to make their laws fail to carry out their will, simple mid easily understood It is 1'ndcr the Initiative feature, if the representatives refuse or fail to pass any law demanded .by the people, the hitter may enact such law by a direr) t vole of the electors, provided there is u sufficient de mand tor the law to cause a certain percentage of the iiulilied voters to petition for its submission. Then if u majority of the electors of the State vote for the measure, it be comes n law. But probubly the most important feature is the Referendum. Jf the Legislature passes a bill that is ob noxious to the people, they may within a certain time, before the date when the law would go into efTect, by the petition of a certain per centage of the electors have it submitted to a vote of the people, and if it fails to receive a majority vote of the i-lectors, the law is killed; that is, it is vetoed by the people. This is a plain, Rimple statement of the working of the initiative and referendum. Not every law passed by the Legislature is re ferred to the people for their op proval; only such as the people mav petition to have referred. It gives them a check on bad legisla tion, and is a wholesome principle, fully in accord with our system of government. Several States have the initiative and referendum, aud it works well. We shall publish articles from time to time on this subject, and help the readers of The Timks as much as we can to become acquainted with the work ings of the system. HOSPITAL NOTES Miss Clarkson of Charleston visited Mis Urace High Icy last week. ltov. Kuffner was the guest of Mr. anil Mrs. J. B. Ilighlcy vu Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Waters are spending their vacations at New Madrid. Dr. Kuh.' will aihlresi tho Kond Y. M. C. A. at DuSoto Kail next Sunday afternoon. Mr. nnil Mrs. tico. Wood, attend ants, have moved lu Deslogo, where .Mr. Wood lias accepted a posilion. Kev. Oweta conducted lliu service last Sunday. The choir with a cornet, piano and clarionet furnished excellent music. Mrs. Cray, Matron, has giina on a two week's vacation. Sho will visit her daughter1, Miss (Gladys, at Sikeslon, and her home in New Madrid. The Hoard at the Inst monthly meet ing directed the Steward to purcliaso tbruo females ami one male of the World's Fair prize-winning Holstcin frlesscr herd from the cclcbiulcd Hill crest farm, (ireenwood, Mo. Wouldn't it he a great convenience to know the exact lime at any time during the day without referring to your watch or clock? The town clock would keep you posted, Who will be the first to send in a foO check, or bow many will send in $25 checks? All speak at once. Tbere seemed to be an cpidctuio of jail deliveries In Southeast Missouri last week. The Wayne county jail bad three prisoners escape on the 14 th, and it Is evident that several new jails are oeedod In this section. PROBABLE FATAL SHOOTING Jim Harris of the Oooley-Harris Feud Episode Shot Through the Body by Joe Gould. I.ust Saiiiiilny night Jim Hutiis, who figurcii in the DohI). Harris fued ut Hop Kun seve'ul years ago, entered North's suluon ill Klvins mix bci!:in disturbance. ,lou (iotilil. who wn leudiiig bai, advised him lo deil and finally ordered him out of the liuu-e, lulling liim if he liidu't Innve he wool, pill Inui nut. Iln nilvuiieed Unnuil Harris, who st-ulcd In ilnw his gun, but i i u lil gut hit in anion lust ami shot Harris llimugli llo- lid arm. Har ris iiiriii"! to gi't nut ol tiie door, uhen Could tired a second shot, the ball sti is. ing Harris just ubnve the right hip and passing through bis bowels. it is -aid thai (inuld emptied bis revolver, when Karris turned uu him and fired billing Gould in the rigln hip. It is ihmight inui Harris' bowels weie perfnratd by the ball thill passed through bis body, and thai he will die, although he was still alive Thursday morning. He is now under indictment for killing Dan iel Sparks in l'.'Ui, and is considered a bad man. COUNTY COURT. At the adjourned term of CoiiiHy Court May lii-17. the following busi ness was transacted : Dramshop liceusi; John Craft. was granleil to W. M. Smith presented receipt o County Treasurer fnrS'lOS contributed by himself and others for improve ment of Wesley (.'Impel road, and the court appropriated a like amount out of the county' rond fund for same pur pose, and appointed Judge Smith us supervisor iu the expenditure of said money, lie gave bond ns such supei visor fur tOOO. Assessment of real cstato of J. Hoss was changed from 81.12 acres to (M l 2 acres, section 18, township 84, range i, account of sales from original tract. The court corrected its order of May 11th in regard to appropriations for road improvement to read as fol lows: For Flat Itlver road between Ihc Inliiinary and Flat Kiver, $l,.'i(j('; for iiurnhuuj ford road south of river, if 200; for sumo north of river, SI 00: for fionno Terra road between Dig river and the overhead bridge, :uiO; for Jackson road vast of Farniitigioii, S2UU, unil same near ltuek creek bridge, $100. Court awarded contract to Joseph Mueller for placing 225 yards nf macadam on Jackson road cusi of Furniington at $l.'Ju per cubic yard, to be completed on or before August 1st. The court loaned J. C. Williams Jti,200 belonging to county school fund and HU0 belonging to school fund of school township No. Ill, with real estate and personal security, at live per cent Interest. Louis J. Couch, constable of Itig Kiver township, tiled' bis bond, which was approved. George F. Wcstover was appointed superintendent of rock roads at com pensation of $3.00 per day. K. K. Hawn filed bond as superin tendent of expenditure of appropria tion tor Flat Kiver road between In firmary and Flat Kiver, which was ap proved. Petition of It. C. l'igg and others for new road was continued to June 3d. WARRANTS iSSl i:i). V. M. Smith, sunt, roada f jio oo Mrs, V. I. Moore, support of Nannie Clnv ,c on FarmiiiL'ton Mercantile Co 10 oo J, J. Crokc, transporting Arthur 1 hotupsoii trout St. Louis i.-til ii so Dr. W. 1 Kuhn, Supt. State Hospital No. 4. 65 oo A. . Altera, County School Com. 40 70 J. S. Jnruagiu, support of Mrs. Rock i s 00 D. Mitchell, judge 40 00 . W, Covington, Judge 42 00 C. M. lleitmnii, judce 42 00 J.J. Cruke, sheriff 16 00 Part of the' ten new calcines are being tested and put into opera tion and tie company will soon have twenty calcine furniieee in full blast here. The completion of these furnaces means, of course, the employment of nn additional large number of men, and the op eration of twenty furnuces should give outsiders some idea of the development of the great Lead- wood district. Lead wood ISanner. There Is a movemeut ou foot to In duce the St. Louis Young Women's Christian Association to locate in Farru ington for the summer if suitable quarter? cau be secured. The mem bers will visit here in sections (or a week or two of rest from work. Carleton College and the president's bouse are being considered, and. we hope that the Association will be able to make suitable terms. The Illoomficld Vindicator says It wants to put the number 23 00 the Hidden Hand show which appeared there last week, sod says It is the worst that ever struck that town. . To Give i Musicals The ladies of the Itupiist Church as listed by oilier local talent, are prepar ing to give a musicals Home lime in Juno, ft is the intention to make this one of the most enjoyable nflairs of lli summer season in Kariningtoti, and to this end local musicians have promised to lend their assistance to the ladies" and co-operate iu making the affair n success. Definite announcement of the dale will be made ns soon as possible. Watch fur it, secure your tickets early, and in i aiigo to attend. Theie w ill be voeul and instrumental solus, violin solos, quartettes, duels, readings, drills, and ntber pit asing features. I he pro gram, now in process ol pi e at . it ion, will be varied and pleasing, having I .something of e-peciiil interest to each ouu who attends. Watch for tin date. Band Concert Those who went to the Opcis House Tuesday night expecting to enjoy a musical treal were not disappointed by the J. II. Craves Military lland ot Due Kun. Kucli number was given in I he most perfect manner and several were most hvartily encored. The soloists were the Harrow brothers on Ibo trom bone and Karl lliigermiiu on the clar inet, and they wero nil artists. Dr. (Jraves is justly very proud of every one of bis members, and the band is rapidly iicqiiiriug a wide lepulittion. Helen, the little livc-year-old daughter of Dr. Craves, recited two little child ish selections iu a most charming man ner, uud was heartily applauded 'The concert wits a social and liiiiincinl suc cess, as there was a very large crowd mil. New Madrid Delegation. The following persons went to New Madrid Wednesday with the primary object of bringing the Drummers Con vention lo Kariningtoti in l'.'oH, ind the secondary one ot having a barrel of fun. They were Misses Mary and Margaret Noland, Messrs. Ed Nolnnd, (icorge Wilson, Willurd ltyiugton, frank Uyinglon, Phil Shaw, Harry Shaw, A, J. Leathers, lias Moore, J. II. Jones, Dave Heidelberg, Philip (iood, Gus l'elty, Judgo Mayberry, Judge Tullocb of llisuuirck, John Cleve of Hat Kiver, and Tom Masterson of Doc Kun. Tho button worn was in the drummers' colors, red and green, carrying the inscription "Farniingtoii wants you iu l'JUH." The DcSoto public school pupils study literature by the aid of a store opticon and pictures are given from lliu b inks under discussion. The re cent bonks wero "Cricket ou the Hearth" and "Kvangcline." It is a method worthy of imitation, for then is no better way of impressing a story on the minds of children than by pic tures of events. Voting K.mmou and James L. Pritch ell of Kipley county, who lire several miles apart, heard a wild turkey in the woods, and each one decided to cap-1 turo it. As they went through the I woods each imitated the cull of the turkey, and as they approached each ' oilier very slowly, finally Pritchetl ; caught sight of something moving inj tho brush and shot, fatally Injuring Kmmons. After the body was found, the jury exonerated Pritcbctt, consider ing the act accidental, Calvin Lambert of Ccuterville, while out walking with his wife on the 12th, pulled out his pistol for tbe purpose of committing suicide. His wife at tempted to take the pistol from him and in the sc utile tho weapon was discharged and hit her, inflicting a wound that will probably be fatal. The Singor Sowing Maebine Com pany is seeking a Southeast location, and somebody has been asking what the people of Fredcricktown will give for tho location. As alt the advantages of low rent and taxes will benefit tbe Company, they ought to be glad to locate any place. It does not take much to make Pop lar llluff rejoice, A shirt factory with ton machines, to employ fifteen peo ple, Is to be established there by a Springliuld firm. Stock is being sold 40 the town people to have them tako an Interest in if. The Only Strietly Farmers' Supply House In St. Francois County. Anything the Farmer Needs You Can Find -Here. Have just received Carload of Crescent Wagonst and have on hand full line of Cultivators (one and two-horse), Check Rowers, Corn Drills, Breakinrr Plows, Disc Harrows, and everything he farmer may need, even to Hardware and Ready Prepared Paints. We Keep Repairs for Any . flower That's Made. ' Two Carloads of Fertilizer Now on Hand. Farmington, nis50iiri. J.T. Special Big Clothing Sale! We have about 200 suits in Hen's, Boys and Children's Cloth ing that must be closed out in the next 60 days. And in order to do this we have marked most of them to about half the regular price. This will be the greatest sacrifice clothing sale ever held in Farmington. For good up-to-date clothing it will certainly pay anyone in need of a suit to at tend this sale. All marked in plain figures. FARMINGTON MERCANTILE CO. St. Francois County Bank, Farmington, Mo. Postoffice Opposite. . CAPITAL $30,000.00. SURPLUS $10,000.00. A conservatively managed, safe, strong bank, fully pro tected by the BEST BURGLARY INSURANCE ob tainable. Following is a condensed statement of con dition at the close of business March 22, 1907: Resources; Loans and Discounts.... i2i,020.S8 liank lluilditig and Fix tures 6,650.00 Cash 011 hand and iu St. Louis Hanks 42,100.46 Total f'"0,77i.j. Officers: THOMAS II. STAM, President. . E. H. SWIXK, Vice-President. J. IS. COVER. Cashier. Directors: n. I. MORRIS, J. M. MORRIS. W. T. HAILE. THOS. H. STAM. E. E. SUTNK. Complete fneilities for handling cheeking uecouuts of individmils, firms and corporations, Savings Accounts, Time Deposits, Bank Money Orders, Foreign Exchange. For those who find it inconvenient to come to the bank, we main tain facilities for handling their account BY MAIL. Just as easy, just as safe to bank by mail as to come to the bank. Merrill Pipkin, Lawyer, Abstracter. Real Estate, Loan and Insurance Agent. FARMINGTON. MO. Ollice over St. Francois County Hunk l'HONK No. 67. CLAYWELL, Liabilities: Capital Stock paid in... f 50,000.00 Surplus and Profits io,27h.67 Individual and Time l)e- po"'' 126,5139.) Due Hanks 1,500.00 Cashier's Checks 3,4711.74 Total 170,771.34 lTi:i.I)ING McCORMICK, Asst. Cashier. JOHN W. KARSCH. S. J. TETI.EY. tlBSlSgPPfi Railway. TKS BHDRTUNE KTWCCN gT.Loute AN O EAD fl ELD EJ Dealer In all Kinds of Farm flachinery and Supplies.