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tfMmtttgtei FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY. MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1915. NO. 6 VOL. 42 JOHN EDWIN SWINK John Edwin Swink, son of William and Eliza Sturdevant Swink, was born in Franklin county, Tennessee, about six miles from Nashville, on the 27th day of October, 1833. When three years of age, his father and mother moved West and settled in Ste. Gen evieve county, Mo. Here Mr. Swink resided until 1853, when the discovery of gold was made in California, and many were led to seek their fortunes in that land of sunshine and flowers. Mr. Joseph organized an overland company for California and among those to make the journey was the subject of this sketch Mr. J. E. Swink. That this journey was a l, . x 1.J ... ..i V fhurp messing w mm woo terwarda became his Deioveu wue. They were united in marriage on August 10, 1859. To this union, eleven children were born, eight of whom survive him. He also leaves a wife, one sister, Mrs. Kenncr, of Festus, Mo., one brother, Mr. Phillip A. Swink of Arkansas, and a host of friends to mourn his loss. John E. Swink gave his heart and life to Christ in July, 1800, at Ante lope, Cal., under the preaching of Rev. De Witte, and united with the Chris tian church, and has ever been faith ful unto his vows to God and this church. And in the possession of this alorious faith in his Christ and His power to serve, on the 22nd day of February, 1915, he lay down on his bed and yielded his spirit to Uod who gave it. "As sweetly as a child who neither Thought disturbs, nor care encumbers ; Tired with long play, at close of day, Lies down and slumbers." "Oh let us trust with holy men of old, Not all the story here begun is told. c. .v. uj if to he freed. tile llicu njpuni . On life's last leaf, with tranquil eye sl)all read, By the pale glimmer of the torch re versed, Not finis, but end of volume first." His friend and pastor, J. M. BAILEY. JAS. C. HEIFNER FOR MARSHAL We are authorized to announce for Marshal, in this issue of The Times, Mr. James C. Heifner, our friend and fellow townsman. He has resided in our city for the past nine years. Jim is a native of the Blue Grass State. His father moved to Missouri about twenty years ago. He received the rudiments of a fair education in the common schools of Kentucky and Mis souri. Mr. Heifner is highly respect- ed by all who know him. He is a model citizen; viewed from all angles a stalwart man, firm, yet sufficiently j broad-minded, we believe, to fill the . office to which he aspires, if elected,! to "the entire satisfaction to all our citizenship. FROM MR. F. P. GRAVES St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 20, 1915. Dear Mr. Editor: It is exceedingly gratifying to me to have received the many hundred letters from my friends conveying to me their appreciation of friendships long since formed and happily never broken, and also their gratification that my health was being restored; and that I have, at last, taken the po sition in my business affairs to not only demand justice for myself, but assist all others in also demanding and receiving justice. I hope to soon return home and take up the investigation in person and prosecute it to a successful con clusion, that the fruits of a long and busy life may not be dissipated by those who profited by my life's labors. I take this method of conveying the above, through you, to my many friends, as personal replies seem too burdensome. Very truly, F. P. GRAVES. MR. FRANK HIGHLEY In another column of this paper you will find the announcement of our fellow-townsman, Mr. Frank Highley, for the office of City Marshall of Farmington. Mr. Highley is a son of Thos. C. Highley and was born and raised here, so requires no introduction to the cit izenship at our hands. During the time prior to the elec tion on April 6th he wil endeavor to see and talk with most of the people relative to his candidacy. He respectfully requests the voters to remember him, and if elected will return the compliment by rendering the town and people the very best service in his power. PROF. A. H. AKERS County School Superintendent, a Can didate for Re-election. In this issue of The Times we are authorized to announce Prof. A. H. Akers for re-election to the office of County School Superintendent. For nearly thirty years Prof Akers has been closely connected with the public school work in St. Francois county. In our minds there is not a doubt but what Prof. Akers in better acquainted with school affairs and all the many different phases and intri cate problems that require at times a high grade of diplomacy, than any other man or woman in the county. The status or standard of the St. Francois county public schools is far above the average, especially on pro fessional requirements. No small amount of eulogy is due to Prof. A. H. Akers. He will be re-elected unan imously. BRANCH SHORT COURSE IN AGRICULTURE A Short Course in Agriculture will be given on March 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1915, at Carleton College in Farming ton, under the auspices of the Uni versity of Missouri, as per following program: Schedule of Lectures and Deinonstra tions MONDAY, MARCH 1 0:00-10:30 Grasses and Forage Crops i L. F. Childers. in.w.in.M l.ivo Stock Feedimr. bv i S. T. Simpson. 1:00-2:30 Elements of Plant Growth, by Mr. Childers. 2:30-4:00 Pasture Crops for Hogs, by Mr. Simpson. TUESDAY, MARCH 2 9:00-10:30 Rations for J attcmng Hogs, by Mr. Simpson. 10:30-12:00 Tillage and Cultural Methods, by Mr. Childers. 1:00-2:30 Cattle and Sheep Feeding, by Mr. Simpson. 2:30-4:00 Wheat and Oat Growing, by Mr. Childers. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 9:00-10:30 Legumes and Their Uses, by Mr. Childers. 10:30-12:00 Judging Horses and Mules, by Mr. Simpson. 1:00-2:30 Manures atid Fertilizers, by Mr. Childers. 2:30-4:00 Feeding and Management of Horses and Mules, by Mr. Simp son. THURSDAY, MARCH 4 . . . . 9:00-10:30 Types of Silos and Silo Construction, by J. G. Watson. 10:30-12:00 Crops for Silage and Si lo Management, by J. D. Jarvis. l:00-2: 30 Types and breeds of Dairy Cattle, by Mr. Watson, 2:30-4:00 Judging Dairy Cattle, by Mr. Jarvis and Mr. Watson. FRIDAY, MARCH 5 9:00-10:30 Concentrates in the Dairy Ration, by Mr. Watson. 10:30-12:00 Roughness in the Dairy Ration, by Mr. Jarvis. 1:00-2:30 Judging Dairy Cattle, by Mr. Watson and Mr. Jarvis. 2:30-4:00 Dairy Herd Management, by Mr. Jarvis. W. D. ASHBURN, C. B. DENMAN, CHAS. SCHUTTLER, HENRY MANLEY, Local Committee. BACK TO THE FARM Go to the FARM. Don't depend on shattered public works to raise and educate your F'AMILY. If you do, you are depending on a broken stick. Buy yourself a small FARM and be your own boss. See MERRILL PIPKIN at once and make a start this spring to raise poultry, grain and stock and thus lay the founda tion of happiness and prosperity for your self and family. Pipkin has 56 farms to sell very cheap. Write him today at Farmington, Mo. Or better still, come and sec him. He will show you the farm you need and tell you all the particulars. Read brief descriptions of some of these FARMS on page eight of this paper. MISSIONARY SOCIAL A very interesting social meeting, prepared by the missionary society of the Southern Methodist Church, invit ing all the ladies of the congregation, was held at the elegant home of Mrs W. F.. Doss last Friday afternoon. Light refreshments were served and Mr. and Mrs. Doss offered a pleasing hospitality. About 30 persons were present. BOY SCOUT NIGHT AT THE F. L. s. Tomorrow night (Saturday) is the special program of thj Hoy Scouts, to be given at the High School Audi torium, instead of the regular pro gram of the Farmington Literary So ciety. The scouts have prepared an excellent and varied program, quite different in many features from any program hitherto rendered by the F. L. S. It is hoped that the attendance will be u record-breaker, and the scouts will be encouraged by due ap preciation of their efforts The program committee met Tucs-1 day evening and arranged the follow ing regular program, to be rendered on the evening of Friday, March 12th, at the High School Auditorium. Program for March 12th. Music by the "Gold Dust Orchestra. Reading Miss Florence Tetley. Song Robert Karsch. Eight-Minute "Chalk-Talk" on "Dogs" by Mr. Robert Forsyth. String Quartette: Mr. Porter, Violin; Mr. Barroll, Violin; Mr. O'Sullivan, Viola; Mr. Phillips, Cello. Piano Solo Miss Alma Swink. Cornet Solo E. C. Barroll. Music by "Gold Dust" Orchestra. Parents who must bring very young children to the sessions of the society are courteously requested to be kind enough to take a seat near the door ways, so if the child begins to cry it may be removed without causing annoyance to performers and the au dience alike. Some adverse comment has been persistently made in con- nection with the bad order observed at these meetings, and it is suggested that as the programs are free to all, with a welcome for all, only the good sense and real courtesy of those who attend can be invoked to restrain un necessary noises, talking during the rendition of a number, or other annoy ing practices. It is hoped the public will co-operate and endeavor to make the pleasure of all complete PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES Supt. T. J. Stewart of Flat River spent Monday in Farmington mingling with shcool folks. Prin. E. Paul Philips of the High School spent Sunday and Monday in St. Louis with his sister, Miss Pearl Phillips, of the Bloomfield High School. Supt. Johns left Tuesday morning to attend the Division of Superintend ents of the National Educational Asso ciation that will be in session in Cin cinnati from February 23rd to the 27. This will be an important meeting and the Farmington school should profit by his attendance. The highest percent of attendance for the 23d week of school was made by Miss Cole's room 97.76. Miss Halter's room was second with 97.55. The iriter-high school debate sched uled for Friday night, February 26th, between Fredericktown and Farming- ton, has been postponed for one week till Friday night, March 5th. Please keep this date in mind and do not fail to attend. Several rooms held appropriate Washington Birthday exercises on I Friday afternoon. Miss Dayse Baker of the Douglas school had her pupils to render "A Boy's Program." The girls took no part except to help with the singing. A large number of pa rents were present and seemed to en joy the program immensely. The "Boy Scouts" will render a unique program oh Saturday night in the High School Auditorium. This is the regular meeting of the Farm ington Literary Society and will prove attractive to all who attend. Scout Master Denman has the program in charge and will give the public some thing worth hearing. Meet with the Scouts Saturday night. ANNOUNCEMENT M. A. Rhodes, Optometrist and Op tician, of Farmington, will be at Flat River every Monday. Office in Hig" gins' Drug Store. Hours 1 to 5 p. m. At Bonne Terre every Tuesday. Of fice in parlor of Lone Star Hotel. Hours 1 to 5 p. m. At. his home office, in Cole & Nixon block, Farmington, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. FANNY CROSSBY MEMORIAL This beloved hymn writer and much loved saint will be remembered at the Southern Methodist service next Sunday night at 7:30. Some of her best songs will be sung, and incidents of her beautiful life will be recited : The Junior Choir will lead in tji I singing. THE ORPHAN TWINS DEFEATED IN CONTEST Piano Won by fUrch The piano contest coiifljcted by the Henderson Mercantile Store Co., which closed Saturday night, was a very successful monet raising event, and fhe management teem to have taken every necessary precaution t(. avoid any misunderstanding or t;n scrupuloii." methods thaVmight hav invited dissention or cr'IUcism. As it has been stated, those, if ho entered the contest knew from the beginning that only one could possibly be the winner. The Hunt lwins were among the first to enter the race and it was, as far as we have beentlijrte to ascer tain, the concensus offpinion that the little orphans wou.d surely win in the face of an even brake, but in this wild age of commercialism it is not to the deserving to whom jus tice comes. We refer here to justice, not in the sense that the management is guilty of any misleading state ments, or any special concessions to any one of the contestants, but right eous justice that should prevail in this land of ours We behold across the mighty seas three fourths of the population of the world, most of whom are Christians, in a barbaric, devastating and deadly conflict. We see fathers, sons and sweethearts bidding their loved ones a last farewell. We see them on the battle fields ready to shed their blood in defense of this commercial justice, a product of a satanic world. The prince of this world conceives that his reign of justice must be disguised in the name of our fatherland. Poor, little courageous Belgium. We might add to this, the poor, little courageous twins. BREWEN BAKER o.u.uav, ""''". 'Ipable miner and forman. Just how o'clock p. m., at the home of Mr. Rion f , ... . 7t .. n u u j the sad accident occurred will per- m the city of Farmington, Mr. Fred , . w r,. j m- baps never be known. The two min- E. Brewen of Flat River and Miss y . . , .l , , , . ,, . , . , . ers who were injured were at work Ethel Baker of Knob Lick were quiet- . , i,T-r i n ly united in marriage. boui vnese young people are e.ti-. mablc and. exemplary citizens of their respective towns and a broad long vista of perpetual happiness and bliss is spread in riever-ending expanse anon and it is the hope of their many friends that thetr voyage on the mat- a. . . i trimomai sea may oe long ana suc cessful. The newly-weds will make their future home in Flat River, where Mr. Brewen holds a lucrative position. Rev. J. M. Bailey, pastor of the Christian church of Farmington, per- formed the matrimonial ceremonies. The Times joins their many friends in wishing them happiness, health and success. OBITUARY Mrs. Lena E. (Polston) McDade, a native of Ste. Genevieve county, died at the home of her (ttativity Febru ary 11, 1915. She was born April 27, 1865. On August 18, 1904, she was married to J. B. McDade. To this union were born two children, both deceased. At fourteen years of age she professed faith in Christ and united with the Three Rivers church which she remained an exemplary and consistent member until 1908, at which time her membership was trans ferred to East Prairie, Mo. The last yea.- of her life was spent in Missis sippi county About three weeks previous to her death she returned with her father to fisit her sister, nr... C I. r t .,f-f, ,,.Unan 1-nn-i. ' lYltS. i r,i ,1 I. J, iU ir.'M. she passed away. Sr had been de clining in health for some time. The funeral was conducted by the writer, a fermer pastor and special friend of the family. Her body rests in the Woodman cemetery on her fa ther's farm. She is survived by a husband, J. B. McDidc; an aged fa ther, D. N. Polston; three sisters and two brothers, W. N. Polston of Farm ington, Milton of Wolf Island, Mrs. Frank Barton, Mrs. Laura Rosensten gle of Farmington and Mrs. Joe, Shrum of Neeleyville. With the passing of Mrs. McDade, the world loses one of its most pre cious posessions, a noble Christian woman. She had an exceptionally in dustrious disposition, simple habits and a great soul. Truly the world is better for her having lived in it, and the celestial chorus ol the white rob ed throng is swelled by another voice which loved to prajse the Savior on earth. "Whither I, go thou shalt not follow, now; but thou, shalt follow me afterwards." J. M. PEPPER. LIBKRTYVILLE SCHOOL CLOSES A Marked Success Prof. Ira Welker for the past three yeurs has been in charge of the Lib crtyville schools. He has been as sisted by Mrs. Welker, his wife, a most competent primary teacher. The Libertyville people are to be con gratulated even at an additional ex pense for securing and retaining the services of Prof, and Mrs. Welker. Prof. Welker is a graduate of the Marvin Collegiate College of Freder icktown, Mo., and only lacks a few weeks' work of completing the regular acedemic course at the Cape Normal. - itics in this measure, as 41 Demo The editor and Prof. Welker hale I crnts and 41 Republicans voted for it. from the same county and have been I I am glad to write you that the school mates together. He comes House Committee on Railroads re from one of the most respectable fam-1 ported out favorable, the Railroad ilies in Bollinger county. His father j Rate Measure, calling for a maximum represented his county in the Legisla-' rate of 3 cents, and they ask by an tive Halls of the State and for the amendment, to charge a passenger past several years has been a minister rate of 2 1-2 cents immediately upon of the Gospel. Prof. Welker is an ar- passage of this bill. I hope this meas dent and a highly competent school ure can be given precedence in print worker; his life is free from all things ing and engrossment, so that the that might reflect upon a high calling In our opinion Madison county should avail herself of this opportun ity and thereby elevate her education al caus? by electing Prof. Ira Welker to the office of County Superintendent, the crowning achievement of his no ble aspirations. THREE MINERS KILLED Two Others Seriously Injured Albert Roberts, shift boss at No. 4 Desloge, nnd Tona Sinko and Mike Fedoc, two Hungarians, were instantly killed Sunday morning, and two other Hungarians were dangerously injured by an explosion which occurred while the drill holes were being charged with dynamite. Mr. Roberts had been connected with the company for , nni4 nrac nnnairloparl n ir.H-lt ivi . ttUUUb aiA.j ice, na wu - We understand that it is their opinion U)e mda!iUr waa due from char. im? the powder in dm holes. U .g cugtomarv to use a w00den stick for that purpose but in a ew m. atancea miners have become careles8 B)(, m a hurry woud ugfi a gteel drl lo tamp th(j powder The test.imony at the inquest did not reveal the di rect cause of the explosion. Mr. Albert Roberts leaves a wife and several children and a host of friends to mourn his untimely de i parture. One of the Hungarians was mar ried. On account of the war his wife has remained in the fatherland. The two Hungarians were both buried in the same grave; their bodies were terribly mangled. It seems that nothing can be done to avoid these sad accidents occasion ally. THIEVES CAPTURED NEAR CADET Constable J. E. Trask of Desloge brought to Farmington yesterday John Topping and Ed Deweeze, who were charged with taking an over- coat, a suit of clothes and jumping their board bill from a boarding house in Desloge. The officials, in their efforts to lo cate the culprits, had visited St. Louis, Granite City, 111., and other points where they were reported to have been, with no avail, but Tuesday St. Francois County's famous Criminal detective, Sam Doss, got a clue and on Wednesday succeeding in rounding up the fugitives near Cadet and they were brought to the County Seat yes terday and incarcerated. MUCH APPRECIATED In behalf of the orphan twins, who were defeated in the late piano con test, a petition was circulated for the purpose of a piano for said twins. I am very thankful to the kind hearted people, who so generously contributed to this fund. The fact that a small lesson fund probably will be left for them, speaks for the generosity of our people in charity toward orphans. DR. BRANING. HAVE YOUR PIANO TUNED R. W. Vcrhees of St. Louis is in town this week tuning pianos. A "ard dropned at the Farmington Post j Office will receive prompt attention, or phone 308. TO THE CITIZENS OF ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY The record for introduction of bills, over the number introduced during session of 1913, was passed on Tues day morning, the 16th, and there will be 150 more bills introduced this ses sion. The House has rented a piano for the remaining portion of the session and religious services will be held in the lower branch of the Assembly on Sundays. The Civil Code Bill went to engross ment this week by a vote of 83 to 49. A resume of the ballot shows no pol- House can take a step forward to bet ter times for the railroads. House Bill No. 784, Eleemosynary Institutions Appropriations, was en grossed this Week, and I am sorry to say that our home institution was cut a good deal. The original bill carried $146,750. The big cuts were cottage, from $75,000 to $50,000, and the Dairy Barn from $8,500 to $5,000. A good item, and much needed, is that for the payment of a Resident Dentist. House Bill No. 72, known as the Woman's Police Bill, notwithstanding the adverse report of the Committee, was placed on the House Calendar by vote of 59 to 27. This is a good meas ure and I hope that it will receive enough votes to finally pass. The bill creating the office of Fire Marshall was practically killed this week, when it was refused advanc ment on the calendar by a vote of 86 to 92. This bill is away down on the House calendar, and will not be reach ed in regular order before the Legis lature adjourns. The first Dry moasur to come be fore the House was engrossed this week by a vote of 90 yes and 40 no. This measure requires dramshops shall be conducted in one room only, with clear glass windows in front, unobstructed by any screens, shutters, blinds, etc. Rep. Farris's Bill to allow Sheriffs 75 cents a day for boarding prison ers was on motion of author, indefi nitely postponed. This means the death knell of this measure. I want to say a word in closing this week's letter, in favor of one of the best measures now before the House. The Juvenile Court Bill. I believe that every county needs such a law, and that the Probate Judge has a better acquaintance with the children of his town and county than the Cir cuit Judge. I feel that such an officer, one who will act in behalf of these children who exist among conditions often immoral, will prove his worth to all good citizens. Sincerely yours, ARTHUR P. GRAY. OBITUARY George M. Parks was born in St. Fnncois County, Mo., April 25, 1847, and died at his home near Farming- I ton on February 7, 1915, aged 67 I years, 9 months and 12 days. On April 22, 1874, he was married to Nancy J. Cunningham. To this' union were born six children, f ur of whom: Alexander Parks of Hercu lancum, Edward V. Parks, Mrs. B. E. Zolman and Mrs. Dave Barton of Farmington, survive him. Besides his children, Mr. Parks leaves a wife and a host of friends to mourn their great loss. In his last sickness he was perfectly resigned to the will of God and expressed himself as being ready when the Lord called him. The funeral was preached at the Pendleton church at Doe Run by the Rev. R. C. Martin to a large assembly of relatives and friends. He was hur ried in the old Pendleton cemetery by the side of his two daughters who had preceeded him in death. Mr. Parks was a kind and loving parent, a good neighbor and always had a genial and lively disposition, making him a favorite with all who knew him. To those who are left we say: weep not; for in a very brief period of time we will follow him to the better home. B. E. ZOLMAN. MRS. B. E. ZOLMAN.