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FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY. MISSOURI. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1915. NO. 7. VOL. 42 DISTURBS PEACE AND THREATENS TO KIU. WIFE " W. F. Moryo of near Hog Eye was ! arrested here Sunday on a charge of ; disturbing the peace. The day lie-1 fore he had visited his wife at theivorce cases were on me uocnei.. ins home of Mrs. Giettrich and threaten ed to kill her and then kill himself if she did not go with him. The next morning he appeared with a shot gun for the purpose of carrying out his threat but Mrs. Giettrich notified the sheriff, who sent Constable Schafer to arrest him. He was put in jail till Monday morning, Vhen he plead guil ty before Justice of the Peace Zolman and was sentenced to thirty days in jail. DICEY McELMURRY. Wednesday evening, about 4 o'clock, Mr. Geo. M. Dicey of Plattsburg, N. Y., and Mrs. Ola McElmurry of Flat River presented themselves at the of- j flee of Esquire J. P. Zolman with the j necessary credentials enuu.ng w ... , to demand of the 'Squire that he sol -1 emnize the matrimonial rites which would pronounce them husband and wife. Mr. Dicey is a soldier belonging to a military division stationed at Platts burg, N. Y., and at the solemnizing of the matrimonial rites was attired in his soldier's uniform. He will return to his station soon while Mrs. Dicey will continue to abide at Flat River, at least, for the present. The Times joins in extending them congratulations and best wishes for their future success, happiness and health. MISS THOMSON'S MEETINGS Miss Harriet Thomson, who is vis iting friends in Farmington, will con duct a meeting for the women in all the congregations at the M. E. Church South, next Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock". Miss Thomson is a well known Christian worker of St. Louis, who has held meetings in many places in the state. She is an evangelistic Bible teacher of splendid gifts; it is worth while to hear her. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED A. F. Kleinschrait of Festus and Alma Seckman of DeSoto. Andrew Bruce of River Mines and Nettie Jane Austen of River Mines. Geo. Willman and Mary Janis of St. Louis. Geo. M. Dicey, Plattsburg, N. Y. and Mrs. Ola McElmurry of Flat Riv er. TACKY PARTY Last Thursday evening the B. Y. P. U. entertained a number of young tionnlt. at. the home of Mr. W. T Haile, with a Tacky Party. A prize was offered for the "tackiest" costume and it was won by Mr. Johnson among the gentlemen, and Mrs. Grant Evans among the ladies. The even ing was spent in music and games, af ter which refreshments were served. Forty-nine were present and all en joyed themselves. MOTHERS WANT HOMES The St. Louis Children's Aid So ciety wants to find positions at house work for mothers with babies, where the mother can keep her baby with her and get board and a nominal re muneration for her work., There are few people in the city who are able to employ a mother and her baby for lack of room. We are sure there are many in the country, and have had some success in placing women with their babies in the coun try. Just now there is an increased num ber of widowed and deserted mothers applying for employment, due to va rious cause. Should you be inter ested and desire the services of one of these mothers write or see, St. Louis Children's Aid Society, 911 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo. LETERS ADVERTISED Gentlemen: Mr. C. P. Frances; W. H. Auger; Mr. Eddie Wood; John L. Bradley; J. F. Parks; Geo. A. Bailey; Rev. J. D. Barksdale; Dr. Mathews; Mr. W. G. Hones. Ladies: Miss Gertrude Blackburn; Mrs. Ed ward Boyd; Mrs. Hilda Schrant; Mrs. L. F. Tufts; Miss Mary Bouen. Will be sent to the Doad Letter of lice March 15, 1915. CIRCUIT COURT ADJOURNED LAST SATURDAY NOON The February term of Circuit Court ; adjourned Saturday noon, until the ; May term. A large number of di- proceedings from Thursday morning are as follows: Wasyl Kakordy vs. Mike Lajowieh, appeal from Justice of Peace; dis missed at cost of plaintiff. Lillic Lolumondier et al, vs. Annie AuBuchon et al., partition; cause tried by court and taken under advise ment. Mike (Petro) Retsko vs. W. A. Bul- 1.!- annual from 3. P COtirt iudcr- ! ment for $1.66 and costs in favor of plaintiff. Harry Thomas vs. Kathcrin Fitz gerald et al., partition; tried by court and taken under advisement. State of Missouri vs. John R. Spradling, embezzlement, two cases; Rj,gt digmissed by the state, fa 8econd defendant wa8 fovmd not Frankie Baker vs. Frank Baker, divorce; tried by court and taken un der advisement. . Myrtle Gnuu vs. Mike Gnuu, di vorce; continued at request of plain tiff. Annie Tucker vs. Lawrence Tucker, .vorce; order of publication given, returnable at May term of court. John Fraser vs. W. E. Norwine, to vacate judgment; temporary re straining order made and case con tinued to first term of civil docket. Mattie Mayberry vs. J. T. Mayber- ry, divorce; tried by court and taken under advisement. Juffie King vs. Jason King, divorce; tried by court and takeji under ad visement. State of Mo. vs. Pete Smith, forg ery; plea of guilty entered and pun ishment assessed at two years in the penitentiary. State of Mo. vs. Ed Dewese, grand larceny; plea of guilty and punish ment assessed at three years in the penitentiary. State of Mo. vs. Jake Topping, grand larceny; plea of guilty entered I and punishment assessed at two years in the penitentiary. In the above three cases the pleas were entered Friday afternoon and the sentences pronounced. They were taken to Jefferson City the same af ternoon. Quick work we call it. Building and Loan Bond of H. D. Evans, in the Bonne Terre Building and Loan Association, filed and ap proved by the court. D. F. Moran, surety. Frank Bruce vs. Wasyl Ditchks, appeal from J. P.; defendant filed bond for appeal, which is approved by the court. Underwood Bro., assignment; final exhibits of accounts and petition for discharge of G. 0. Nations as as signee of Underwood brothers taken up by court, examined and approved. The assignee was discharged. Bismarck Milling and Mfg. Co. vs. V T. Wnstland. note: dismissed at ! cost of plaintiff. St. Francois County Bank vs. L. 1. McCarver, note; judgment by default for $112.75 and attorney fee of $10.00. St. Francois County Bank vs. Chas. Yamnitz, garnishment; Russell Doss, garnishee, paid $60.22 to the sheriff and was discharged as garnishee. State of Mo. vs. Everett McKinney, disturbing the peace; F. A. Benham and Wm. McMahan released as bonds men for the defendant, on their re quest. Moses Crawford and C. A". Ebrecht give bond of $100.00 for the appearance of the defendant at the May term of court. J. P. Cayce (guardian of Geo. W. Graves) vs. Amelia Graves, vacated judgment; motion to vacate judgment taken up by court and sustained. An swer of defendant filed. Plaintiff files affidavit for appeal through at torney, B. H. Boyer. Clifton B. O'Dell vs. Hazel C. O'Dell, divorce; tried by the court and taken under advisement. Edgar E. AuBuchon vs. Lelia Au Buchon, divorce; decree of divorce granted as prayed for. Laura Goldsmith vs. Edward Gold smith, divorce; decree granted. Lornie Pilgrim vs. Walter Pligrim, divorce; decree granted as prayed for. L. B. Thurber vs. A. J. Thurber, di vorce; decree granted. Mattie Hughes vs. Valentine Hughes divorce; decree granted. Ida B. Kettinger vs. Chas. A. Ket tinger, divorce; decree granted. Bertha Maness vs. Edward Mancss, divorce; decree granted. Leona Herman vs. Albert Herman, divorce; decree granted. fresh Meats We are prepared to supply your wants in choice fresh and cured meats, fruits and vegetables. We have secured the services of an ex perienced meat cutter, who has spent 10 years at the block. Orders delivered promptly and satisfaction guaranteed. Try us and be convinced. Call, or phone your orders in. Our motto is: "Prompt service, honest weights and low prices." Phone 53. The Old Reliable Meat Market Just West of Public Square A. J. Rhodes, Proprietor PETITION Farmington, Mo., Feb. 25, 1915 Mr. E. J. McKinney, Farmington, Missouri. Dear Sir: We, your neighbors and friends, hereby respectfully petition you to permit the presentation of your name, as a candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Farmington, at the election for said office to be held in April next and we hereby pledge to you our hearty and loyal support both in the matter of the election as well as in the administration of the office, should you be elected. We feel confident of your entire ability to administer the affairs of the office fairly and judiciously and trust that you will accede to our re quest to permit the. use of your name for election to this'offiee. Respectfully, O. J. Mayberry, A. S. Davis, M. C. Spaugh, M. P. Cayce, H. W. Manley, W. R. Lang, A. F. Davis, J. E. Cover, Clyde Morsey, H. D. Roberts, Chas. Giessing, John Isenman, L. H. Williams, J. W. McCarthy. C. A. Tetley, G. W. Morris, Fred M. Karsch, Harry Denman, J. D. Mitchell, O. W. Bleeck, B. H. Boyer, W. M. Harlan, W. C. Fischer, J. H. Jones, Edward A. Rozier, OBITUARY Mrs. Elizabeth (Brickey) AuBu chon was born at Brickey's Landing October 31. 1840, and died at her home in French Village February 21 1915, aged 74 years, 3 months and 20 days. At the age of twenty she was mar ried to Peter AuBuchon and to this union were born eleven children, of which seven survive her. Those be ing Mrs. Leon Boyer and Peter Au Buchon of St. Louis; Gus and Rosa AuBuchon of Frencnh Village; Mrs. Tom O'Sullivan of Hazel Run, and T. S. AuBuchon of Bonne Terre. Be side the family she leaves four bro thers and one sister and a host of friends to mourn her death. Mrs. AuBuchon became a devoted member of St. Ann's Catholic church soon after her marriage to Peter Au Buchon of which she remained an ex emplary and consistent member. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Brinkmann at the St. Ann's church of French Village and the re mains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Village ceme tery. Our mother, the most precious one, from us has gone; A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled. God in His wisdom has Recalled the boon His love had giv en, And though the body slumbers there, the soul is safe in heaven. Quality and Service counts. We have both. Let us have your order for a nice Beef, Pork, Veal or Lamb Roast. Fish and Oysters at all times. HILTON & BURNETTE. Phone 186. The "Times" stands for the right, without partiality, prejudice or malice. FIRE TUESDAY NIGHT. Tuesday night, about 8:.10, the fire whistle was heard to lift its melodious voice, with the announcement that there was a fire in. town. The fire proved to be the house of Mrs. Louise Anthony (colored) up in the west end of town. The house was all in flames when the first ones arrived on the scene. Nothing of any value was saved and the house itself was a total loss. There was no insurance, and as no one was at home when the fire start-1 fid th firo wns hevond control before 1 anyone got there. The origin of the fire is a mystery. According to Mrs. Anthony there was no fire left in the stove and no lamp left burning. 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. HAVE YOUR PIANO TUNED R. W. Vorhees of St. Louis is in town this week tuning pianos. A card dropped at the Farmington Post Office will receive prpmpt attention, or phone 308. LIVE STOCK REPORT Today's hog market was about as peculiar as the average March weath er. During the first hour of the mar ket there was a dandy trade at 5c to 10c higher values tltrpugh the brisk- call from shippers and butchers. They lent most of their competition for the good 120 to 200 pound weights which were taken at $6.80 to $6.95, the lat ter price being the! extreme top for the day. Pigs weighing 90 to 110 pounds were taken tit $6.25 to $6.65, and light pigs at $5.50 to $6. With 10,500 on sale packers laid out of the game until laar and it was a tough proposition td'go against. As a result trade was 'very slow from their standpoint and when' a basis was established it not only was with all of the early advance lost, but sales were actually 5c lower than yes terday. They bought good hogs at $6.70 to $6.80, the latter price for light mixed, a class they bought free ly yesterday at $!. Rough hogs sold at $6. to $6.40.' Cattle receipts of 2,800 were light er than expected. While the drop in receipts did not have any great effect in price stimulation, there was, never- theless, stronger tone than yesterday. ttncJs and all of these purchases with The supply of 200 sheep was hard- perhaps one exception, immensly en ly sufficient to go the rounds, but it r;ched the company, and have all been was a cracker-jack trade as long as it eagerly ratified by the present officers lasted at 25c higher values. Best 0f the St- Joseph Lead Co., with the lambs were sold at $9.65 though a 1 exception of a tract of mineral land choice lot would have easily brought jn Arkansas. This transaction, as more. Fat sheep Sold at $7.25 to $7. 65, with yearlings $8 to $8.50. Sincerely yours, National Live Stock Com. Co. Look at the label on the address of your paper to see when your sub scription expires. A TRIBUTE TO HON. F. P. GRAVES Farmington, Mo., March 1, 1915. Mr. Editor: We are exceedingly pleased to know that your valuable paper is open to a discussion of the merits of our friend, Hon. F. P. Graves and his controversy with the St. Joseph Lead Company. It cer tainly was a very high tribute which your correspondent paid him in last week's issue, as it expressed the pre vailing opinion of the working men throughout St. Francois county, to wards their greatest and noblest ben efactor. For forty years he served the above company with self-sacrificing devo tion and pride. During that long per iod the working men and citizens of this county wer well qualified to form a correct estimation of his abil ity and character, and the unanimous verdict is that no other man in the service of the company ever manifest ed a more profound interest in the welfare and happiness of laboring men. It is a noted matter of fact that no man ever approached the Su perintendent of the Doe Run Lead Co. with a just complaint or request for help, but received a courteous re ception and due consideration. The laboring men all over the coun ty highly appreciate his genial and kindly nature and are today his staunch and loyal friends, but those who courted his friendship, merely for the loaves and fishes are today his detractors and enemies. Caesar had his Brutus and Charles the first, his Cromwell, but Mr. Graves did not profit by their example. We aje not familiar with all the points at issue between Mr. Graves and the st- JosePh Lcad Co- but we d know that the 8aid company has failed to recognize the invaluable ser- vices rendered by one whom they now charge with having caused" the com pany a financial loss. Granting that one of his official acts did cause a small financial loss to the company, what shall we say of those acts which brought millions of dollars to the company ? During his long years of faithful service there was no record of a sin gle striKe among the employees, nor were the company's records, during his administration, filled with damage suits. As a matter of fact the policy pursued throughout the entire admin istration of Mr. Graves was one of the strictest economy and one which prevented litigation and expense. This policy preserved harmony be tween employer and employee to the highest and best interests of both par ties. Plaintiffs then received 100 per cent of their just claims; whereas, now they receive about 25 per cent and very often zero. More over, our esteemed and much beloved friend, Hon. F. P. Graves, never, witnin tne recollection ot a man Mary is now stenographer and book in this county, had a summer home in ' keeper ;n the office of the Carleton- Michigan, Adironacks, or at .the sea coast. His entire time from January 1st to December 31st of each year was spent as a conservator or watch-dog over the interests of his company. It may be truthfully said that al truism dominated his entire life and his fumum bonum was to administer to the welfare and good of others. Had he, like many other, officers of the company, sought his own pecun iary interests, he undoubtedly would have been today worth half a million dollars and with a large controlling interest in the St. Joseph Lead Co. On the other hand, what is his con dition? He is in the eveningtide of his life, advanced in years, broken down in health, pinury stalking through his home and his once weal thy friends now his bitter, unrelenting enemies. Besides this, an attempt has been made to deprive him of his stainless character. His veracity, in tegrity and honor during all his offi cial career has never before been questioned. As many of your readers know Mr. Graves was commissioned by the Doe Run I.ead Co. to purchase mineral well as all others, wa.- performed by Mr. Graves as an agent of the com- pany and within the scope of his au- thority and if there is any loss it is unjust to ask Mr. Graves to bear the I loss: as it is a cardinal principle in - ' law: Qui facit per allium facit per I se. Besides this property in Arkan- sas was examined and approved by one of the company's expert engi neers. It appears to us from a casual ex amination of the case that there is simply a misunderstanding together with some bad feeling, and this un pleasantness and controversy could be amiacably adjusted without resorting to litigation. However, if the com pany persists in pushing our friend to the wall he will have to vindicate himself in the courts of justice and if he fails there it will not be as some say, there are two laws, i. e., one for the rich and one for the poor; but because there is one law which acts in two different ways. The same law that sends one man to the peniten tiary for stealing a hog sends another to Congress for stealing a railroad. Hon. F. P. Graves might truthfully say in the language of Cardinal Wool sley Had I but served my God with half the zeal with which I have serv ed the Doe Run Lead Co., He would not thus in my old age and wrecked constitution have cast me off. AMICUS FIDUS. EVIDENCES OF PROSPERITY Enterpriscs Flourish The next time you hear a man say that Farmington is "dead" and that the people are1 not progressive, just take him along the business streets and show him the displays which our merchants have in their windows; just point out the new firms that are pros pering here; and then show him the thousands of dollars which the people i of Farmington have on deposit in our I h.nbc Mo will pVinnn-fi his mind. Farmington IS a good town to live in, so let everybody get busy and let ev erybody else know it. BUSINESS COLLEGE NOTES Nick Cozean, who was one of our industrious students last year, was a welcome visitor Monday afternoon. Mr. Cozean had to give up his school work when the Bakery, conducted by himself and broth in Flat River, burned last surynftPtut he now re ports that he will im to finish his bookkeeping work in the near future. William Moothart made an auto trip to Leadwood Tuesday, taking over some Farmingtonians. Howard Cunningham, who has an excellent position with the Southwest ern Railway Co., St. Louis, has writ ten President Moothart a very inter esting letter in reference to a mechan ical device which is specially benefi cial to stenographers.' Howard is well pleased with his position and an honor to his Alma Mater. Prof. Moothart is in receipt of a letter from Miss Mary Young, who graduated some three years ago. Doubtless a number of our Farming ton people recall Miss Mary as a ! daughter of Prof. A. B. Young. Miss Ferguson Dry Goods Co., and reports receiving a good salary, and is de lighted with her work. The students receiving first honor in the different subjects on examina tions given on last Friday, are: Spell ing, Messrs. Shelley and Sigman; Commercial Arithmetic, Messrs. Lyn de, Higgins and Zolman; Business English, Misses Belknap and Rudolph; Letter Writting, Misses Agnes Mack ley, Caroline Saling and Frank Vogt; Penmanship, Miss Rudolph and Mr. Higgins. Miss Fannie Doss was a caller in the College office the other day and ordered the Gregg Writer for one year. She was accompanied by her little niece.' BACK TO THE FARM Go to the FARM. Don't depend on shattered public works to raise and educate your FAMILY. 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 see him. He will show you the farm you need and tell you all the particulars. Read brief descriptions of some of j these FARMS on page eight of this paper. If you read The Farmington Times you will be in touch with the stairs f your county.