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VOL. 43 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI. FRIDAY, MARCH 3. 1916. NO 7 AN INTERESTING QUESTION OF LAW COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETS He Pntel Did You Say You wished to make your Spring Underwear NOW? &9P See those new CREPES, white and col ored,atthe EITTEI?ilISE Also nainsooks, long cloths, etc. good values. PINK NAINSOOK GOWNS, made up, stamped to embroider, besides numerous other novelties and staples in art materials. Tetley Building Co-operative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics College of Agriculture, Univer sity of Missouri, U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture, St. Fran cois County Court, and St. Fran cois County Farm Bureau, Co operating. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS W. H. Smollinger President W. E. Matkin First Vice President Mr. Robt. Sellors....2nd Vice Pres. Directors: WillKinkead, Libertyville. Will London, Farmington. John Rion, Farmington. J. H. Shaner, Bismarck. Lee Welker, Farmington. Annual Bureau Meeting The annual business meeting of the St. Francois County Farm Bureau took place on Friday afternoon at the conclusion of the program of the County Mass Meeting. About fifty men were present for the business session, and as it was very late in the afternoon, nothing was done but to elect the officers and directors for the coming year. The officers elected were as follows: Mr. W. H. Smollinger, president. Mr. W. E. Matkin, 1st vice pres. Mr. Robt. Sellors, 2nd vice pres. Directors: Will Kinkead, Libertyville. Will London, Farmington. John Rion, Farmington. J. H. Shaner, Bismarck. Lee Welker, Farmington. This gives the Farm Bureau an en tirely new set of Directors and with out question the farmers interested in the welfare of the Farm Bureau have chosen very wisely. All of these men are interested in the future of the Farm Bureau and will be will ing and anxious to do all they can to continue and further the splendid work already done by this organization. 750 Members for the County Farm Bureau At the conclusion of the address on the County Farm Bureau, deliv- ered Friday afternoon by Sam Jor- don, a campaign was inaugurated, the object of which being to secure! 750 members for the County Farm Bureau. Membership cards were cir-! culated at that time and practically every man present became a member of the St. Francois County Farm Bu reau. This campaign will be contin ued and an effort will be made to so licit for membership every farmer and business man in the county. The Farm Bureau as an organiza tion is either justified or it is not. It has been in existence long onough for the people of the county to know whether or not it is an organization worth perpetuating. If it is not then it had better be abolished. If it presence is justified, then it de serves the loyal support of every man in the county. The Farm Bureau is the only organization that we have that is county-wide in its interests. As suggested by our motto, "Bet ter Farming, Better Stock, Better LiviiiT." it stands for all things that make for better community welfare. It aims to serve both the individual and the croups and one as well as the ($ier. The morexmembcrs we have, tfie more efficiently can we do the work that is ours to accomplish. ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU BERT L. FRANCE Farm Adviser It may well be asked as to what this organization can accomplish. A strong county organization can encourage and insist upon favorable legislation in State and National government that the idividual cannot do. A county organization can create better social 'conditions in tho coun try. A county organization can adver tise and distribute the products of its members to better advantage than the individual can do. These and many others are the re sults attained by county units when they are active. There will no doubt be men who will not get direct material benefit that can be measured in dollars and cents. Others and many will get just such assistance as this. But, however, that may be, all will get the benefit of a better community in which to live. In every community there may be men who are prospering and are the best of managers and who per haps cannot gain any direct material assistance that will make their farm ing business pay better. If they have the correct attitude toward community welfare, they will encourage the Farm Bureau move ment for what it will do for their neighbor. And no one can deny but what there are many people who can and are getting valuable assistance from this organization. As one travels over the county and sees still a great deal cf poor .stock still a great deal of poor farming, and worst of all the unsatisfactory conditions of many of the public roads, many of the schools, and many of the homes, which all together are unfavorable to the best community welfare, then he becomes convinced that some person or some organiza tion has a big job to do. The func tion of the Farm Bureau then being to improve these conditions and ev eryone being anxious that these con ditions shall be improved, then let every business man both in town and in the country ally themselves with this organization and the more quick ly and effectively bring into existence in this county the strongest county unit in the State. We desire that all members of the Farm Bureau have their names on these membership cards, so all of the old mebers are requested to sign one of these cards as soon as convenient. The dues will continue the same $1.00 per year, due the first of each March. It is hoped that every mem ber will be a booster for more mem bers. Cards may be secured at the of fice of the County Agent. The new members will bo published in the local papers each week. The men and their addresses who have already signed up are as follows: C. L. Alexander, Farmington. W. D. Ashburn, Farmington. J. C. Ballard, Libertyville. F. II. Best, Farmington. Albert BelHn. Knob Lick. 0. J. Belken, Mine La Motte. E. T. Brent, Farmington. (Continued on Fourth page.) Involving the Ownership of Certain Shares of Doe Run Lead Co. Capital Stock The case of Robert Holmes against the Doe Run Lead Company, which was a mandamus proceeding to compel the officers of the Doe Run Lead Company to transfer certain 23 shares of capital stock of the Doe Run Company, held by one Montgom ery on the books of the Comapny, to the name of Robert Holmes, was tried last Friday and Saturday in the Cir cuit Court. It seems that several years ago these 23 shares were owned by one Rickard, and were hypothecated with the National Bank of Commerce of St. Louis to secure a loan made by the Bank to Rickard; and it develop. cd that Rickard had an agreement with the bank that this stock should be transferred or should be delivered to the St. Joe Lead Company, and that that Company should issue stock of the St. Joe Lead Company in lieu of the Doe Run Lead Company stock in accordance with a certain plan of consolidation theretofore made. It afterwards developed that the pledgor of this stock became a fugitive from justice, and the bank to protect it self caused the stock to be issued in the name of Montgomery; that Mont gomery did not enter into a similar agreement with the bank and the St. Joe Lead Company that Rickard had entered into; that after this note had become due the National Bank of Commerce advertised this stock un der its collateral agreement for sale at the East Court House Door in the City of St. Louis. On the day of sale Robert Holmes' representative was present and purchased the stock. Thereafter he made a demand on the officers of the Doe Run Lead Com pany to transfer this 23 shares of the capital stock of the Doe Run Lead Company from Montgomery to Holmes, which the Doe Run Lead Company officials declined to do up on the advice of counsel. The Doe Run Lead Company, by its answer, admitted that the 23 shares of stock were outstanding and be longed to someone, and that they were ready and willing to issue said 23 shares to the rightful owner, but suggested that the St. Joseph Lead Why a Baby Week? A Baby Week is a campaign for a two-fold purpose:l. To give the pa rents of a community the opportun ity of learning the most important facts with regard to the care of the baby. 2. To bring home to the com munity a knowledge of the facts re garding the needless deaths of the babies, and a realization of the ways in which it must protect them. Baby Week is a national affair and it should be a matter of interest to the whole community. Conservation. We are conserving our forests, our mines, our water power. What are we doing to conserve human life, our greatest national asset? Is this conservation worth while? If so, let us work for better woman and child legislation, expert labra tory service, State traveling infants welfare exhibits. Is it worth while to us as a city? If so, let us pass and enforce ordi nances for clean streets and allevs: and infant welfare stations. Infant Mortality. Do you know that in the United States 124 out of every 1,000 regis tered babies die? What is the death rate in Farm ington ? What is being done to lower the death rate? Can we not strive to maVe th death rate here the lowest of am- community of its size in the country ? The problem of infant mortility it a most urgent one. Its scope is world-wide, and on its partial solu tion, at least, depends the welfare of posterity. The causes of infant mortalitv are mainly the result of three conditions poverty, jgn' rnne and nole-t Company be directed to come into court and interplead, and as grounds therefor stated that the agreement between Rickard and the National Bank of Commerce on the one hand, with the officers and directors of the St. joe Lead Company on the other hand, was that the holder and owner of these 23 shares were by virtue of the agreement aforesaid obligated to surrender the 23 shares of Doe Run Lead stock and take therefor their pro-rata of the St. Joe Lead Com pany stock. It was shown by the evidence on the part of Mr. Holmes that he did not know anything about any agree ment between the National Bank of Commerce and the pledgor of this stock with anybody; he bought the Btock at the foreclosure sale. It was further shown that the Cashier of the National Bank of Commerce of St Louis by letters stated to Mr. Guy Fisher, the broker who purchased the stock for Mr. Holmes, and to Mr. B. H. Marbury, the attorney for Mr. Holmes, that at the time of the no tice of sale, and at no other time: was the said National Bank of Com morce obligated by any contract whatever not to sell the same. It was further shown by Mr. Holmes himself that he knew nothing about an alleged contract, and bought the stock without notice and in good faith; and it was further shown by him on cross-examination that the reason he purchased this stock was that he owiters of the majority stock of the- St. Jee Lead Company, under their re-organization scheme, had agreed and- did put Mr. Holmes on the Board of Directors, but that when he was unwilling to reduce the wages of the laboring men unless the wages of men higher up were reduced, and for other reasons, testified to, he was left off the board; and that thereafter, to protect his interests in the Doe Run Lead Company, he purchased this stock. After hearing all the evidence and the argument of the attorneys the Court decided to order the St. Joseph Lead Company to interplead on or be fore March 20, 1916, and then contin ued, the case over to the next regu lar May term, 1916. I One third of all infant deaths oc- cur as the result of digestive disturb j ance, brought on chiefly by faulty I friaJinn !,. 1.;,. - J Humming oyiupa txl o uuu- Kerous; pacifiers are both needless and injurious; a baby needs rest and regular hours of sleeping, and should not be kept up late or handled too much. The baby is like a little plant; he must have fresh air and sunlight. He will droop and die if kept in a close, dark room, deprived of nature's best health tonics fresh air and sun light. Every baby's birth should bo reg istered. A certificate of birth will be necessary for school attendance, go ing to work, inheritance and citizen ship. Every man and woman, whether the parents of a baby or not, should know what their own health department is doing. Infant mortality is the most sens itive index we possess of social wel fare and a sanitary administration. MARRIAGE LICENSES Feb. 19, B. H. Christopher and Miss IVarl Jarrell of Cantwell. 19th, Felix E. Holster and Miss Edith E. Thomure of Desloge. 23rd, Thomas J. Douglas and Miss KUa Iahn of Desloge. 24th, J. O. Hoff of St. Francois and Miss Elza Sutton of Flat River. 25th, Raymond Larkin of Esther ind Miss Cora D. Harris of Flat Riv- er. 26th, Wm. C. Rolander of St. Fran cois and Miss Edith W. Weimer of Farmington. 23th, Lewis Kovics and Leza Papp of St. Francois. March 1, Elmer E. Williams and Miss Lizzie Buchholtz of. Farmington Calls County Convention for March 14 to Elect Delegates to the St. Joseph Convention The Democratic Central Commit tee of St. Francois County met in Farmington on Wednesday, March 1, 1916, all members of the committee present, to take action on plan of electing delegates to the State Dem ocratic Convention, which meets at St. Joseph on Tuesday, March 21st, to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The committee decided to call township mass meetings or conven tions in each township on Saturday, March 11th, at 1 o'clock p. m., to elect delegates to the County Con vention, to meet in Farmington on Tuesday, March 14th, at 1 o'clock p. m., to elect delegates to tho St. Jo seph Convention. The following basis of representa tion was fixed for the County Con vention: That each township be en titled to one delegate for every 100 votes cast for Wilson for President, and one delegate for each fractional part of 100 of 50 and over. This gives the several townships in the county the following renrescnt- ation in the County Conventitn: Elmwood Home for The good people of Farmington and St. Francois county, who are inter ested in caring for homeless chil dren, or :';,-( ' a have lost they parents, will be glad to know that the Home is receiving substantial support from the State at large. During the experimental days of establishing the Home, no special solicitation for sup port of the Home has been made in our local communities. Many gener ous individuals have given produce and some money to the Home, but no effort has been made to draw the support of the Home from the city or ' county. The Board of Trustees has ' felt that the support of the Home must come from the State at large, and now, after a number of months, j we have found that generous Presby-1 terians over the State are glad and willing to support such an institution that will care for homeless children, j Besides the gifts for the running ex- j penses of the institution, two thou- j sand dollars have been given and spent on improvements on the prop- j erty. Having passed the experimental stage, the Home is now preparing to go forward in its helpful mission. To Arrested Charged With Murder Sheriff Jamefi F. Whitehead of Vienna, 111., arrived in Bismarck last Tuesday morning, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Mitchell of this coun ty, and took into custody Francis Marion Henderson, who had a few hours before been arrested by Mar shal J. A. Fitzgerald. He is charged with the murder of Monroe Davis in Johnson county, 111., on November 2, 1914. The murdered man was a brother ; of Henderson's wife. Henderson will-, ingly agreed to return to Illinois with j the sheriff without requisition. Hei had successfully evaded the officers of the law up to the time of his ar rest at Bismarck by frequently chang ing his place of abode, first in Texas, then in Oklahoma and Arkansas. A dispatch to the St. Louis papers m the 8th of February announcini? that the three-year-old child of Ed Henderson Was burned to de 'th in 'wiling water led to his identification md arrest. W. A. Mitchel ;ive and'advauc her neifrhbo- h ' id renewed hi eing talked oi he Democr"1'' of the progres-1 iters of the Es-' lied th i s wee1 ! iiptton He ir candidate fo; tion for County I St. Francois Township 11 1 Perry Township 6 I Marion Township Z Big River Township 1 Iron Township 2 I Liberty Township 2 I Pendleton Township 1 I Randolph Township 6 Places of Township Meetings It was agreed that the Township ! mass meetings or conventions should ' be held at the following named places j on Saturday, March 11, at 1 p. ra,: I Farmington, St. Francois Township. I Bonne Terre, Perry Township. French Village, Marion Township. Blackwell, Big River Township. BiBmarck, Iron Township. Libertyville, Liberty Township. Doe Run, Pendleton Township. Desloge, Randolph Township. By resolution the committee in dorsed the candidacy of B. H. Mar bury for Attorney General and John L. Bradley for State Auditor, by unan imous vote. The convention then adjourned to meet in Farmington at 10 o'clock a. m., on Tuesday, March 14, 1916. E. E. SWINK, Chairman. G. K. WILLIAMS, Sec'y. Homeless Children do this the incumbrance of debt rest ing against the property must be re moved, and the Board of Trustees qtipl lihi le of our dty and county to help in doing this. The Home is Presbyterian only as to the control of it, and children from every church or no church are re ceived into it. Of the twenty-five children that have been received and cared for up to the present, twenty have come from St. Francois county. If some of the encumbrances can be removed soon, additional improve ments can be made, such as a memo rial hospital, and re-arrangement of the building which will allow us to care for double the number of children that we now have. We ask you then to help us. RE MEMBER THAT EVERY DOLLAR HELPS A HOMELESS CHILD. And we feel sure that the people of Farm ington and St. Francois county Will not fail us in our effort to enlarge our work and care for more children who need the loving care of such a Home. We want you to have a part in this, whether your gift is large or small. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Elmwood Home. Still They Come Among the new subscribers to The Times the past week are the follow ing: John Mull ins of Lead wood; Eliz abeth Cookscy, of Bonne Terre; Rich ard Berryman, of Bismarck; M. B. Cook, of Farmington; W. A. Mitchell, of Esther; A. S. AuBuchon, French Village; A. C. Eaton, of Cape Girar deau. Renewals are as follows: Thos. H. Haile, W. T. Haile, H. M. Sears, El lis Byington,, Robert Clay, J. H. Jone3, of Farmington; E. V. Parks, Route 4; Joel J. Laws and Charles Dittrieh, Route 5; Perry McCormick, of Plattin; Chaa. H. Hulsey, of Webb City. LIBRARY SHOWER There will be an afternoon tea giv en on the 14th in the library rooms at the High School at which every one interested in the work is invited to attend. Everyone is as! ed to bring a book to donate to the library, and thus help to aid a good work for the advancement and welfare of our town. Rohlander Weimer' Wm. Rob lander and Miss Edith Weimer, both of Farmington, Were married last Saturday. February 19th, at the res idence of the officiating clergyman. Rev. J. M. Bailey. The Times joins the many friends of these worthy young people in wishing them hanpi ness, prosperity and ull !