A pure grape cream of
tartar powder. Its fame
is world-wide. No alum,
no phosphatic acid.
There is never a ques
tion as to the absolute
purity and healthful-
ness of the food it raises.
. Wa. M.
TO MUZZLE THE PRESS
a name of l
Ir at and pat k
sent to act thi
I'BStBTTSaUN-lieV. O. C. BlOKOK. PBS
tor-I'reachlng Hunday morning ami even
Inn; Sunday school at t'KO a
Msthoihit Kri,corAt.,riOTTH-HBV. w.
.Mm, Pastor-Preach Ins 'r Sunday
1mm ,.., ...nliis- si, n, In School at
0:tsa.m.,L. II. Williams, 8up.rtnt.nd.nt ! the New York World, say
i-rayer meeiing erer? uu.j . 'I tie question
MKTItoliHT rrmcurAb- ... m
Tliompion. l-astor-Preachinaev.ry Hunday
morning and evening; minday School at
IDi, n., C II. Denman, Nuperlntend't.
Prayer meeting erery Wednesflarefenlns.
Haitist iterecend k. P. Hai-re. Pastor.
Preaching .very Sunday, morning and eve
nlng Sunday school at o a. in.. W. A.
! 'i.i m i.. Superintendent. Prnyer meeting
aarh Wednesday evening Junior B. V.
:-. vpTa'tr;. " p m- mDiot ! t
OHBirrtAS (mcKcii -Sunday school e.ry tho customary fonn u.
Sunday at lt:00a.m.-J. S.Clay, "uportn- trlet ot Columbia it) ctfl
tend.nt. cutions. It may rfo'r'4of'l titer
LUTiiaaAS uav. mi urbick ki.hu, rw.
Preaching .v.ry Sunday morning except
the fourth; catechUUi after church.
Catholic Kav. Josnrii uou.ii. l'nstoi
Meet every Sunday at and 10 o'clock a. m
un second Sunday the o'clock: maw H
read at Do Kan. and at looclokat Farm
Ington. Mroion at l o'clock msss every
Sunday. Maee every day at HO'cloek. On
iti.ir davi mass at sands o'clock. Private
Instruction tor Baptism and
munlon gtven at any time.
Under this rapt Ion, the Kansas
City Journal (Republican), com
menting on the Presidents action
IngtrtictinK the Attorney General to
bring suit (or criminal libel against
the public mind In Wa
tlcularly in official clri
is the offended party
words, who la the
suit? lipon the aus
1 urn iIhiihih! furri-nr
Th nil. nf thl declaring fo
' . . United Statoi s
a sobering e
what oovqum Enra
OF PRWIDKUT BOOVKLT
u,...vr Mueh newsoapers or
public men may critlotoe the polltloal
policies of a Preaident, ya The
Commoner, thoy hare ever been
loathe to become pereonal in their
attack. Indeed, the public sentiment
has fixed a line beyond whioh critics
of Presidents have not dared to go.
The fact that newspaper editors and
public men have stepped far beyond
that line with respect to the present
chief executive only indicates the
large liabllliy'Mr. Roosevelt has In
curred by his wanton, reckless as
saults upon other own. The New
York Evening Post prints an edi
torial from which the following is
"All this, however, only throws
us back on the queststlon why Con
gress should have been heaping up
so Intense a hatred of the President.
Was It due to Jealousy of his popu
larity? Was It envy of his fame?
Was It even resentment at his dic
tatorial manners? None of these
things. The truth of the matter It
is a delicate thing to atate, hut no
one who has any acquaintance with
congressmen, no one who knows
Washington, can have any doubt
what that truth is. It Is, in a word,
that Congress does not believe in
President Roosevelt's moral sincer
ity. It thinks him hypocritical. He
lias lectured It and the country on
truthfulness, yet nine out of ten
cniieroKsmen believe Mr. Roosevelt
himself to be liabltuaii.v untruthful.
He has posed as a champion of fair
nlav. vet congressmen believe him
to light foul. They picture him
living in ami (ii lighting in an atmos
phere of suspicion, intrigue and cal-
iiniiiv. His talk of the sotnire (loal
they scoff at as sheer pretense. The
sav that he protects favorites, such
as Putt) Morton and the steel cor
poration, while furlouslv prosecut
ing his enemies or those whom he
thinks he can make political capital
by attacking. In short, Congress is
throughly convinced that all the
superior moral exhortation which It
has had from President Roosevelt
lias come from a man who allows in
himself the thing he condemns lu
others. Mind, we do not say thai
Congress Is right about It. We only
te after state fl " w,,nt " believes to be true
t ougressmen may iw ueciwveu, im
there can lie M question that this Is
what they honestly think about the
with your Home and
the Foreign news, Farm
and Stock matters, etc.
nothing as cheap as
OWEN A. SMITH, M. D..
EYE AND EAR.
AT t ARM INGTON
Thunder and Maturd.r. ofnoe
Ilr. Kobtaeoa'. Ilulldlng
AT FLAT RIVK.
Monday. Wednewtaa- and Friday
DR. B. ft. DOWNING,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
I AKMIMiTOS. MO.
lj Sic. In the mag- Hollar Building.
OOcc Pbon. Da, kuldance Phon. ml.
DR. C. R. FLEMING,
Farming-ton. : : Missouri.
Office in Healty Hulldlng.
DR. E. L HORTON.
DENTIST. S,, .
office up italre In Holler Lang Building.
C. A TETLEY
Office in Realty Bldg., Suite No. 6.
EDWRD A. ROZIER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Kakhim-.ton. Missoi'i 1
Twy 1 1.1 practice In all the Oourte of III?,
curl, avofflce In rualtv Building-
R M. TALBERT.
Will Practice la all the Courts of the State,
one In Realty Building. Uoom 1.
DR. J. W. BRAHAM
U kinds of dental operatuas with the
.tut and most approved appUaaees and
natnods. an wot mvmmtmt
beth of the two individuals mention
ed in the graft story, one tho brother-
in-law of President Roosevelt and
the other the brother of President-
Elect Taft. It is barley possible
that it may refer to Mr. Rooaovolt
himself, although that supposition is
considered highly improbable. If it
means what it says, namely, the
United Mat. as a government,
meaning the Roosevelt aduiinlstra
tlon, It is by all odds the most im
portant and farreaching case so far
as the freedom or the American
press is concerned that has ever
been brought in this coutry.
In this view, it becomes an at
tempt on the part of the Roosevelt
administration to punish the owner
and editor of the New York World
for criminal libel that is, for politi
cal criticisms of the administration.
If such a suit can be successfully
maintained, the freedom of the press
will become an empty phrase, and
the doctrine of lose majeste will
have transferred Its seat of sov
ereignty from the despot le countries
of Europe to tbe hitherto free soil
of the American republic. No prece
dent or parallel for such a procedure
can lie fouud In the history of this
country. Since the repeal of the
sedition law of 1TUS, no American
jurist has contended that the United
States government has the power to
punish cJtlsens eriiniuallyjfor state
ments calcinated to Injure Itself.
Inasmuch as the case can not pos
sible lie determined in the brief
period remaining to the Roosevelt
administration, it must be presumed
that President Elect Taft's attorney
general will prosecute it with his
assent. It is hardly conceivable
that Mr. Roosevelt would have un
dertaken the matter, knowing that
It could not be concluded during his
term of office, without consulting
with Mr. Taft and obtaining his ap
proval. If this proves to be the'
ease, one of the first raasures to be
pressed by the Taft administration
will be this unprecedented attempt
to muxsle the American press, which
would he moat deplorable, for that
this innovation in legal procedure
will have a leg to stand on in the
courts no lawyer of standing be
lieve, except apparently Attorney
General Bonaparte, and he is rather
a negligible quanlty Judging by bis
whereas J . :. Montgomery and Ida Mont
ginnery his wile, tir nelr certain deed nf
truet, dated the 14th day of January . nwi .
ami n corded In ttie Hex-order's office of St.
Fronroi. county, Missouri. In book si at
,,airi 1. conveyed to w. T lineal an trm
tee 'he following deecrtbed real "State, ill -uatc
svlns and oelng In the county of St.
Fraiicdlaniid Stat, of Missouri, to wlt:
All of Use norihwest iraarler of the north
east iiunrtar of section twelve (li), town
h, ihirtv-rmir in north of inns.-seven
ni east, containing forty acres; anil also
the northeast quarter of the northeast nmr
terof section welvn (13). In townsiilp tinny
four 'i north of rang seven a) east, con
tatnlni! fort) acres, aggregating eighty
acres more or less.
Wlorli iw Id lvevance whs made 111 trust
to secure the jmymeni 01 n cei inin IHVBue
sorv note in snlit deed of 1 rust descrloatl
.nwi wtiii-t,,t hv the terms of said deeo
note ts past out' anil remains srbsn . auu
whereas said W. T. lineal, trustee, refuses
1, ,...-! nnw therefore. In conformity with
the provisions of said deed of trust and at
the re.ni.Mt of the legal holder of said note.
I, tb. undersigned -hertfl of said St. ram
cols couuty, will on
MONIIAV. MAUi H 1. IMS,,
between the hours of nine o'clock In the
forenoon and Ave o'clock In the afternoon
of that day, at the south front door of the
Court House. In the City of Karrulnglon. in
.,.1,1 Mt Vn.m-.il, count v Missouri, tell at
public auction to the highest bidder, for
cash, the foregoing described ral estate
to satisfy said note and the cost ol execut
ing this trust.
Wat. UtXbOX, Sheriff
January 9. law. ud Acting Trustee
B. H MARBUKY. W, U HMMIXT
win Dreet.ee in an the ooorts of fs seau
oac. ta rsrastastta. MtraaatTVi qs.
notice hi hereby given that the under
shroed, Aosataustrater of the estate ot
arlll saaha a Baal setttesssat of
atiaeigspiajnai " IZ"J?T?-i bash
TssastT 1t km Dumx. voarr.
Whereas llenrr 1. llennett and Victoria
Bennett.by their certain deed of trust dated
to. Kb. day of Jaauary, ISM. and recorded
In the Uecnroer'sofflcofst. Kraucols coun
ly, Missouri. In Isiok 76 at page 1 conveyed
in .lr,i,n H. Tnwl si trustee til. following de
scribed real estate, situate, lying and being
In the county of st. rrancois ami niam ns
That it ece or grounii gnimn as toi iih
block fifty-seven, as shown on n pint ot the
town of Owl creek, ato , mane nyine!
Joe Iad Company.
Which said cmiveynnce was made In trust
toaecu.ethe luiynienl 01 a cerium piumis
snry note In said deed of trust descrltted
and whereas said note Is oast due and re
main, unpaid, alio wnerens ine sio jimn
S. Thai . trustee, reiuses sn aT, now , ine,.r
fur,, I the umlerslieneil sncrirf iitmiiii "i
Krancois county. In conformity with the
provisions of said deed of trust and at the
reuuest of the legal holder of said note, will
ON SATUKUAV. KKHIU'ARY II, I BUI,
between the hours nf nln. o'clock In th.
for,nt,m and flveo'elock In the uftemoon
of that day. at tbe south front door of the
Court House, In the City of rarmlngton, lu
said hi . i- rancois countr. sstaanun. aen ai
nubile auction to the highest bidder, for
cash the above described real estate to sat
Isfy said not. and the coat of executing this
wss. i.iiiHiN. nnenrr
January M, 1W. and Acting Trustee
whereas A. J. smith and sarah Smith hi
wife, by their certain deed of trust dated
th. lit day of Kami, into . and recorded In
the itecorders omcc or si. r mncois roumy .
Missouri In book TH at nagv ts; . conveyed
to the uuoersigne.1 trustee we louowintt
desc.rtlied real estate, sttuule. D ing and tie
inn In ttie cuntr of St. rrancois and Stale
of Missouri, to. wit :
I sit ten (10). block one (II, as shown on u
map of Klvms, Mo., mad by samuel
Which said conveyance was made In trust
to secure the payment 01 a certain prom
BBSUT iniirmwuu" ... tin., iibw.iiuvi,
and whereas bv the terms of said deed said
note li past due and remains unpaid, new
therefore, at the rsqoest of the legal holder
of said note and in conformity with tbe pro
visions of said dead, I, the undersigned
SATVKDAY. FEIIRI'aKT II
th. hours of nine o'clock la th.
and Sva o'clock la the afternoon
f that day. at the south front doorof tha
natoese, us ires
I si. rrnaeois
at aaTTrm so
January U, MS.
"3V ' . jw 'j
the eeet of iiinstau ttde
t. CLAY. TiBS.il.
and avail yourself
of the opportunity
For Only l.ttO
You may have
The Karmiugton Times
The Twloe-a-Week Republic
The Farm Progress
For Only SSO
Yon may have
The Farmlngton Times
The Rural Route Dally
St 1 ,1.11 in Republic
For Only l.-A
You may have
The Karmtrigton Times and
The Farmer and Stockman,
a Western farm paper
and one of the best pub
lished, fur a year.
1 or Only Si
You may have
The Farmlngton Times
and The Commoner
for a year.
1 or Only 0:2.rO
You may have
The Farmingtor. Times,
Tin- TwIce-a-Week Republic,
The Farm Progress,
The Farmer and Stockman,
and The Commoner
for one year
LAW 0 WJBOOVMMS.
Opinion After Attack.
TNC LOCAL BAMCT.
Address allcommunlcatlniis ti
Farmington Times Ptg. Co
HOW LAN 1)18 BUILT
Judge Kenesaw M. Landls. the
man who imposea tne tweuiy-nine
million Un.- against the Staudanl
Oil compauy, recently gave an ac-
tised man the minimum sentence
of sixty days In the house of cor
rection. That, however, Is not the
interesting part of the story which
involved In subsequent proceed-
ngs. From the (Jliicago iiecora-
Hcrald report the following la taken ;
The prisoner turned away from
the bench to the deputy marshal
waiting to take him to jail. He
turned his coat collar up around his
"Aronson," exclaimed the court
sharply, "where's your overcoatT"
Your honor," aald the "white
slaver," I ain't got none. That
was one of the first things I soaked
when I come to Chicago."
HalllH," said the Judge, "get
mine and give it to him. Now,
gentlemen," he added, turning to
the lawyers, "we'll proceed with
the next case."
An hour later Judge Landia' thin
figure was breasting the hreese that
tore down Dearborn street.
'HI, there, Judge," shouted
friend, "where's your overcoBt?"
I used It to light a Are."
'Used It to light a flreT"
'Yea," said Judge Landls,
used it to light a tire to keep wurm
Inside nf me the spirit nf charity
that life lu a great city like Chicago
tends to freese."
And his friend was still gazing at
him In astonishment when he Jumped
on his car.
Would that In every section of
our country and in every corner of
the world there were more such
fires as Judge Landls lighted when
he irave his raiment to the poor. A
simple act. Indeed, on the part of
tiiis federal Judge, hut it is of the
kind that makes the heart, heat
faster. The Commoner.
Washington, Jan. 24. -Relative to
Preaident Roosevelt's endeavor to
use the libel laws to punish news
papers that have attacked the Pana
ma Canal purchase, an utterance
contain . -il in Thomas Jefferson's ln
auguari.l address at the beginning
of his second term as President Is
being mtirh discussed here.
President Jefferson 104 years ago
adopted a position under similar
circumstances exactly the reverse
of that now taken by President
That which Jefferson then said is
now being referred to as oxactly ex
pressing the views of those who are
During this course of adminis
tration," President Jefferson said,
and in order to disturb it. the ar
tillery of the press has been leveled
against us, charged with whatsoever
Its licentiousness oould devise or
"These abuses of an Institution so
Important to freedom and science
are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch
as they tend to lesson its usefulness
and sap Its safety.
"They might, Indeed, have been
corrected by wholesome punish
ments reserved . to and provided by
the laws of the several States
against falsehood and defamation,
but public duties more urgent press
on the time of public servants and
the offenders have, therefore, been
left to find their punishment in tin-
President Jefferson then said that
an Interesting experiment had been
made as to whether "freedom of dis
cussion unaided by ower Is not
sufficient for the propogatlon and
protection -of truth."
He declared that the experiment
had proven successful lu this lan
"No inference is here Intended
that the law provided by the States
against false and defamatory publi
cations should not be enforced. He
who has time renders a service to
public morals and public trauqutllty
ln reforming these abuses by salu
tary coercions of the law, but the
experiment Is noted to prove that
since truth and reason have main
tained their ground against false
opinions in league with false facts,
the press, confined to truth, needs
no oilier legal restraint.
"The public Judgment will correct
false reasonings and opinions on a
full hearing of all parties, and no
other definite line can be drawn be
tween the Inestimable liberty of the
press and Its demoralizing licen
flour r wo
liens v ft
f rying chickens
Mutter w ft
(leans r bushel....
Macon r a
Lard r ft
Tallnw r ft
salt f bbl
There is comfort
in the use of i
hot water bottle.
We offer the
and most ap
in full capacity
rubber bags and
a. i. am.,
St. P. OA.YC1. nastuer.
II I HIM.
Artminiatr ators ' Notice.
N.iUea la her.hr given that letters of sd
ministration were granted to the under
l tel he tha Prorata Court Of St. ( ran
cols county , Missouri . dated tha list day of
November, nam. on me estate o,
KtTTIK 8HTUKRLAMD. Dec'd,
ah tsaraona ha irlna claims against aald es
are reeuireo to sxdidu mem to roe
adiiilBtstrater for auowai
tne oat. oi isu
mar las nracludad from nnr lasosfl
K .anioitau lor Kit. iwshcs
letters, or they
l ot said
ear Ma the
aar ha araelu
etata: and If aae
within two ysars from th. date of said let
far. laanr arlll ha forever haired.
. X. rUfMIHO.
IHBQBShai a, tSM.
N. LEDBCTTCft -
CAPITAL STUCK M0.000.0O
Surplus aud profit $30,000.00
hDoss. a gsaaral Banklag sad Hi
Interest pal. an time deposits.
Insured against burglary la the
Fidelity aad Caauslty Oo., ot NY
Qtpotitary of County pundt.
COLLECTIONS A BTBC1ALTT.
Ah a groat Commoner In whose
purity of purpose men of all parlies
have absolute confidence, William
Mryan has a great opportunity to
render service to his fellows. That
he will grasp this opportunity no one
will doubt. He will do It from tho
lecture platform; he will do it iu
newspaper Interviews; hut best of all
he will do It through his own pub
licationThe Commonera paper
that is now steadily forging to the
font because through Its columns
the American people may continually
keep In touch with Mr. Bryan's opln
ion upon public questions and with
his efforts for the public welfare
Mr. Bryan announces that he has
auain assumed editorial charge of
The Commoner and that he will give
active, personal attention to theedi
Men of all political parties have a
deep and abiding interest In the fight
which Mr. Bryan is to wage through
the columns of The Commoner. It
Is a light for the public welfare;
right against the encroachment by
special Interests upon the public in
tercsts; a fight for the protection of
the men who, In pofesslonal office,
in the farm. In counting room or In
workshop give honest toil for their
livelihood. It is a fight to preserve
popular government as the fathers
In tho initial number of The Com
moncr printed iu 1H01 Mr. Bryan
said: The Commoner will be sat
Isfi. d if, by fidelity to the people,
proves Its right to the name which
has been chosen." The Commoner
has proved Us right to the name and
het'iiuse It is giving this proof iu
abundance Tho Commoner deserves
the support of the American people
Feeling that a wider circulation of
The Commoner in our section will
materially advance the democratic
cause, aud that a large per cent of
our readers, as well as others who
should be regular readers of our pa
per, will take pleasure in helping to
Increase The Commoner's influence
In this community, we have made
special arrangements witn asr.
Bryan whereby we can furnish The
Commoner and Tha Kannlnfton
Times at tbe exceptionally low mt
of m, each for on year. This
pedal rase holds Mod for a
time esju. Oxwata ahoaki bo
direct to this
DIBKCTOBS - -
Peter Giessiny,, J. R. Klein,
W. F. Doss, M. F. Csyct.
W. R. Lang, A. J. Zwart,
W. M. Harlan.
W. N. FLEMING,
Your Business Is Respectfully Solicited.
OFFICE IN REALTY BUILDING.
Farming-ton, Mo., Phone 71
Office over St. Frsncois Count; Bank
PHONE No. 67.
Notice I) tt.rsbr siren tfiat letter tasla
nientary were granted to th. unilerstgaeil
b the Pnilnite Court of St. rrancois county,
Mo , dated the IStU dar of December, law,
oo the .state of
JAKK KKNUAi.l.. Deceased.
All persons having claims against said es
tate are required to exhibit ith.ro to the
executor lor allowance wnmn one
from th, data ol said letters
aaay be precluded from a
agist., and If not exhibit
ny benefit of said
sd for allowance
wnaia two years rrom ine date or said
letters they will IM forever barred.
JA8. W. ISATON. ttxecotor.
Decern I r sj, IBM.
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