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Part 1. 10 Pages FAHMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY. MO., DECEMBER 1900. Published Every Thursday by The Farmington Times Printing Company. Volume 36 Number 51 II mmti. Greetings To each one of our customers, To each one of our friends, we wish A MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS. Karsch's, TOWN AND VICINAGE : . Poarl Clurdy 1 . f t age II ill, Mis ... 011 Mi for ( of tlii' si'doiis lllnc'HK MImh Prlerion. Monday J account bar mint, MIimi Brown ami Qrlmei of Blxnwood Bomlnary will inond tho holiday Maaon In Bt. Loula, ami MUh Sni'i'il win go to Columbia, 1 .".! Dr. Croac Hwi'i't and 1)111 Plokall at Flash er'a. Carlisle Boaltr ipanl several dayi III Ht. Lullis tills Wl'I'k. Mr. Huh Boaainghaui of st. waa bora for tavaral day a, Miss Ethel Morris Ih at from Hardin Collage, Mexico Slmon-puri Buck Wheal Flour at Iforrlnold Huff went to Ht. Loula Cola Nixon Mercantile Co. this week toi t hissisteri, Mlaaea p.....,rf vi,,., 1. him. '-! Dorothy and Lottie, who are "turlng Kniton to ipend the hotldaya. Mrs. Mollla Long left Tueiday for siknKton to ipend Holm weeki, Richard Thompion, dean of nt Coiii'K'i', Kuroka Spring!, hoBM 1 Ark., will bo Ibe guool of IiIh eouain, 1 Mr. M. r. Cayoe, for 'vi ral daya, i whi rr they attend . FARMINGTON. FLAT RIVER- CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN CATHOLIC CHURCH Berrlcei Bommimoratlng the birth of Christ will begin on Chrlatmai morning at ti o'elook, with the ilng inf of "Adoata fidalaa" by the Al tar Boy a' Sanctuary choir. Boaawlg'a Musk in ti will be ren dered by st. Joseph's Choir at six o'clock Miihh. Soprano Solo, "Bt In- carnatui Bat" by Maatar Edward Bffreln. Ofleftorium "Adeate Pldiln" Choraa. violin Obligate- Mr. Ohaa. tlierse. The Children'! Choir will sins hytnni daring aeveu o'elook Maea. At ten o'elook, "Mlaaa in Honor cm Conoeptionla immaculatae,11 will be rang ly the choir. Oflertorlum "Laetentur Ooeli" Welgand. Bimdlotlon "fT Baiutarli" Aau tin ; violin urconipaninii'iil. "Tatiiin Brgo" Boast. n a miniature stable of Bethlo hum, the aoene of the Brat Ohriat maa win i rapreaented, with Im agea of the Infant Johus, His mother, Mary, Hie foetar-father, Ht. Joaepb, and the ibepberdi to whom the unjreiK ennonnoed the Kiad Ud iiiRs. Everyone Is welcome to at ,tand our aerrloea, J OBJ.PH CoixiMa, Pastor. DEATH OF LITTLE CARL GOOD. Carl K.. little Hon ol Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hood, died at 4tM p. m, Tueaday, December 21, 1906, aged fourteen yeara, ona month and thirteen dnvs. Carl had been sick about thirty days with typhoid fever, and it wuh NUppoaed that he was heniimlnit to cimvaleace. Sun day morning hla oondltlon was most favorable, but ahout eleven o'elook ha WM taken with a aevare chill, which happed all his energy, and lie eontlnued to fall from then on. On Tueaday morning, just before twelve o'clock, the little fallow re- alleed that the Bght waa too muoh for him, and he repeated the Lord's prayer, groarlng weaker, and Inlahad in an ulinoKt inaudible voire. Then gradually ainking, his brave little spirit at 4:17 o'clock sped its way to realmi of eternal Mass, curl was a manly, promlalng and dutiful son, ami hla bereaved parent! have the aympathj Of all In this (treat norrow that has come Into their Uvea. MEETING OF THE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE The County Democratic Com nilttea met in Karminirtnn yesterday and elected the following named delegate! to the state Democratic Conference which meets iu Kansas City on January Hth: 0. B. Pratt, W. L. Hensley, 0. T. Tullock, T. G. Mitchell, H. N. Bono and T. D. Maker; and the following atternateej Dr. F. L. Keith, Dr. C. K. naming, Dr. J. L. Eaton, A,b Thornton, V. F. Arnold and Shelt Horn. The Committea also elected V. T. O'Neil of Kandolph township a mi'inher of the committee to fill va cancy from that township, and made him treasurer. The committee will meet analn on Young; people, one of your New Year's resolutions should be: I will take a course in one of the Moothart business col leges. Enrolling Monday, January 3d, 1910. Stockholders' Meeting. The annual moating of the stork dolders of the FarniliiL'ton Tele phone Company for the election of I January Iftth, uud all DomOOrat! in- direotora ami the transaction of I tereated in the aueoeaa of the party such other business os mav pro-j are In vited to meet with them in parly com.- before said meeting, I eonaultation on mattera pertaining will beheld at the office of the com- i tba approaching oaropalgn. pany In Parmlugton, Missouri, on ! Joshua Nelson, who lives near Monday. January 17, 11110, at B Taakee, Wayne county, accidentally o'clock u. m. Bhot himself in the hand on the 13th, Attest: S. J. Tkti.ky, Pres. an(j aH a regult had to have his hand J. W. BOOK, Her. I amputated. o OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS, WR WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, PROS PEROUS NEW YEAR, and sincerely thank you, one and all, fur the patronage bo liberally extended t us during the past . We will be equipped the coming year to serve yon better and t offer a larger and more varied stock of up-to-date, reliable' merchandise than ever offered before. By a continuance of fair, honest dealings, courte ous treatment and enlarged facilities, we hope to have the pleasure of a continuation of your much appreciated patronage again. Wishing you health, happiness and prosper ity, we are Very truly yours, Cole & Nixon Hercantile Co. Miss Anna Muck is ut home from Colombia, Ho., for the holldaya. Mrs. Charlotte Huff and Bla spent a few davs in St. Louis this week. Miss Btbel Blliotl of Bonne Terra visited Mrs. J. H. Jones this week. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. MoHenry of Dealoge were Pennington visitors Monday. The highest market price paid in Cash for hog! by The Bt. Francois Packing ( !o. Miss Hessie Cover is home from Christian Collage, Columbia, to spend the holidays. Mrs. W. W. Water! will entertain at cards Monday afternoon In honor of Mrs. Barrel Conway. Pare New Orleans Molasses di rect form the South at the Panning ton Mercantile Company. Mrs. Max McClure and her chil dren have returned from a visit to relative! at Bhelbyvllle, III. Mr. J. L. Born of Koeeter waa el Parmlngton vleltor Tueeday and bad j Ml name enrolled for The Times. Mr. and Mrs. Dubarl LongWIIaon j of Hamilton, Canada, will arrive Friday to spend a short time here. Harold Houohlna and Hiilfner Lloyd an home from Westminister College, Fulton, for the holidays. Dr. K. (i. Simmons will come Up from Waco, Texas, this week to spend the holidays with his family here. Mrs. B. a. Boiler and Qladya Boiler have sent out invitations for a "800" party next Tuesday after noon. Mr. Q, A. Walker of Hural Route No. 4 was in FariiiiiiKton Monday, and favored The Times with an agreeable call. Mr. m.j. Hunt of Dealoge waa transacting business in town yester day and hud bis name enrolled among the Tim!! readers. Misses l'earl uud Myru Clurdy left Monday for College Hill, Miss., on account of the serious illness of then aunt, Miss PrieMOn. Mr. w. m. Mutkin of Biimarok had bUlineei in Parmlngton Wed nesday and Tb! Tillies is iiibcbted to ti i in for nn agreeable call, Mr. Samuel M. Long, of near Bonne Terre, one of our prosperous farmers, was In town Monday and' made The Times un agreeable call. We are Kind to announce that Jndge K. K. Swink has lutholently recovered from the effects of his re cent full to be able to be out and around. i from Springfield i l)ru ry College. Mr J. T. Clay well sold to the St. Francois County Packing Co. this week six year-old bogi thai av eraged 380 pounds each, and for i which the company paid bun Scents. I, list Saturday night at annual roll call Flut Blver Lodge No, Kill I. o. o. P. burned no the mortgage on their building ami nil evidence! of indebtedness, having paid them all; off. The st. Loula papers all agree thnt Barney Pelty was the best! j pitcher of the St. Louis Browns,' j and be ranked twenty-nine among I the pitcher! of the American l.ea I iflle. Friends in town have received the announcement of the birth of a little daughter to Mr aad Mra. W. 0 Heard of Klntr Bridge, New York, loo l mber ti, I90g, Mrs. Heard was Miss Mamie Blienberg, Mr and Mra, Murret Uonway and I V. Conway of Chicago, and Miss Blonnon Conway, who hai been teaching al Pattonvltle, will be here to ipend Chrlitmae with Mrs. tr giiiu ( lonway . Five dollars ami ten cents is u pretty good price for u llngJl tur key, but that is what the Cole A Nixon Mercantile CoinpaU) paid one of their customers this week for a 80-pound gobler, The Christmaa exercUes of the Sunday School of the Southern Methodist Church will take place Christmas Eve night, Initoad of Sunday afternoon, us was men tinned in our notices lust week. the With Compliments of Season. "Here's to your health, and your family's good health: may you all live long and prosper." So said the immortal Kip Van Winkle und so say we all. When we suv that we wish every reader of these lines a Merry Chri-tiuus and a prosperous Hippy New VeiT, we speak from the heart. We have never yet seen u child, u Woman or a man too happy, t iverflowlng with the Joy of living, or too ra diant with the sunshine of hope, Nor do we expect to. To attain happiness is the one great hope und desire of life, the one end to which each, in his or her own way, is striv ing. Thli being true the doalre to see others happy, and to add to the sum total of happiness us much us we may, Is universally expressed throughout Christendom he the greeting! Merry Christmas And tbli li our greeting to-day. We thank you for your friendship, your oonfldenoo, your personal kindness und your most liberul patronage. Ditt rich's Saddlery Store, Farniinpton, Mo. December, Nineteen-Ninc. T SKULL CRUSHED IN A FIGHT. F'.d Freeman assaulted C. C. Short al Blvina on lustj Monday ami struck him itlnging blow in the race which ki ked him down, in falling Bhort'i hoad struck the cor ner of the granitoid pavement, eruihlng his skull on the ritrht side near the back of the head. His con dition is very serious. Freeman was erreeted and brought to Parm- IngtOfl and lodged in jail. It seems that Short hud gArnilhlod Free man's wagOl, which so incensed the lutter that he made the assault that resulted 10 seriously. The most valuable and last- ! ins Christmas present that nnronto ...in , i T7 tl , 1 1 , i H M i T i i li n Hunt A son bought a hog of J . C j w ' Williams the pust week thnt weighed six or ten month scholarship 536 pounds, for which they paid in one Qf tne Moothart bugi. 41.71! (Tfoss. They nlso butchered , two hog! lust week for John Shrop- MaB colleRes. shire that averaged over .'i00 pounds each. Steward Mackley of State Hos pltul No. 4 this week ordered from the St. Prancoli County Packing Company, ntm pounds of laniage and ,VXI pounds of spAreribs and backbone for Christmas eating at the hospital. J. W. Stevens of Caruthorsvllle 0 HA I! A '8 M1N8TKKLS This aggregation of colored talent will appear at the Opera House nexl Tueaday night, December 'iftth , Those who like good music and ne:r tnedy will Bnd it here, as this company has a wide reputation ns a good mlnlatrel troupe. The best architects, painters and contractors of tin nutty use Mound ( ity "Horseshoe Brand House Paint" exclusively. City Drag store. F'ol'NI).- A small sum ot Money on pavement in Fartnlmrton, Dec. ''lst, P.KrJ. Owner call, describe and pa for this notice. .1.(1. Mai.i.akh. The barber shops of this city will close mi Christmas Day ut Ida. m., sharp, but will be open until II p. in. on Friday niitht, Christmas F.ve. l'leus" remember, us the barbers de sire to observe the day. kuvh he can (ret more pleasure out of ipending '-'bx for the poor and I needy than he will to give some ' friends presents to that amount, ho ! be has arranged to give that amount j away where it win do the most good. Fider Aideu u. Wallace of Wi nona, Mo., preached ut the Chris t i tan Church here lust Tuesday evening, The ohorcb has given him a call to preaehfor them, which Gov. Hndlcv appointed BenatOI ' n John 1.. Bradley as a delegate to the National Qood H uids Conven tion held ut Kansas City on the 14th und 1Mb. Mrs. John T. Hurks und her chil dren, Thomai and Mary, will come up from Charleston, to spend Hie has accepted, He will take up the work hare aboul the first of M urch. holiday! with her futher, Mrs. Thomai Lang, Mrs. Bono Swiaringen and boys William und Walter, left this Week for their homo in St. Louil, alter pending a week with Mr. and Mrs. T. V . Swearlngen. Mrs. B. T. Roland and Miss Mnr gnorltc have gone to New Madrid, where they will attend the Wedding of Mr. Harry Kolaod to Miss Beryl Baldridge on the 28th, Mrs B. A. Uozl r went to St. Lonli Tueiday to bring her daugh ter, MJn Livlnia, and Mlu Mildred BUIotl boine from the Bacretl Heart Convent to ipend tin- holidays. The Monday Club hud their an nual Christinas pie with the presi dent, Miss Gladys' Hozier, Monday afternoon. After the regular pro gram, refreibmeuti were served. Winter term at the Moot hart Colleges begins Monday, January 3d, 1910, at which time new classes will be organized. The public schools were visited on Wednesday ami Thursday after- nooni by the parents and friends of the pupils, to see the very line work done by the pupils of the various grades, and to listen to the christ mus exercises. Parmlngton people should be proud of the corps of teachers employed, for they are all doing most excellent work. There will he u Missouri Land In dustrial Congreai ut Springfield on January 26, 27 and 28, Thli county, with Its Wealth and varied resources OUghl to be W" represented ut this Congress with exhibit!, uud our I pie should take the mutter up at once and confer with Mr. J. B, Curraa, Chief Conditioner of the Missouri Board of Immigration. of the eleven children bom to the lute Mr. uud Mrs. Lewis Hopkins, nil lire living, there never having been n dentil among any of their children. The oldest of them is now ahout seventy year! of ago, and the youngllt, Mrs. Charles Qovoro of Bookyford, Colo., bus just passed her forty-dfth year. Mra. Murk L, Doughty of Parmington is ono of the danhters. This la cer tainly rare in a family of go many children. Fresh and Tempting These Christmas Specials Each the Very Best. mmmmmmammmmmmmm We continue to supply the most fas tidious trade in town, when something really exceptional is wanted, For Christ' mas our stocks are now complete in the following extraspecials, each thing of fered extras-select, choice, fancy, fresh and in prime condition. Place your order at once for Christmas needs in or der to get advantage of first selection, lOxtra fine Celery Fancy Appl''--( r;tnj;es and Bananas Catawba ( trapes Malaga drapes e g tra selects Cluster Raisins Seeded Raisins Fancy Currants Finest Cranberries ans sb Fancy Cauliflower Fresh, tine Pineapp Shelled Almonds, Pt anil Wllnuts f r LJOUll Nuts nl' all kinds Finest Candies bulk or box poods Roll) and Kverjjreen Decorating and Ycsh for Mason's Bakery, PHONE 111. 'Down Town" FARMINGTON, MO.