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THE FARMINGTON TOMES. FARMINGTON. ilbe jfarrmngton Zimes Published Every Friday by The Farmington Times Printing Company A. W. BRADSHAW, Editor and Business Manager. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Farmington, Missouri. $1.00 PER YEAR THE TIMES MANAGE MENT GUARANTEES THAT THE MERCHANTS WHO ADVERTISE IN THIS PAPER WILL GIVE YOU BEST VALUES FOB YOUR MONEY. THE JOY OF "COMING BACK" If The Times editor felt in need of any additional "glad hand" to make him feel that his friends in Missouri were pleased to welcome his return to this grand old State, he was certainly given that member in St. Louis last week when he attended the banquet given by the Democratic State Com- mittce to the Democratic editors of this State. There we again met many splendid 1 .. , r t , . . 1 .. menu.-, ml imniu uj, uw among the newspaper "gang," but other friends, from many sections ot the State. And the manner In which tney welcomed us created inc reeling that they were almost as mucn pleas - ed to have us back among them, as we were to be back, after a ten years absence from the State. While we do not intend to advise others to undergo a similar undertak ing to what we have gone through, it really makes us feel well nigh repaid for the loss of ten long years resi dence in this splendid old common- wealth to experience the pleasures that came to The Times editor by the I welcome that was given him by many old friends. It caused such a swelling I of the heart as to eliminate any partments of the State must be hon eockles that may have been gathering j estly, economically and efficiently there. Hereafter, Missouri is the on- j managed, else the State government ly State for us, and we are doubly I returning the counties more than it fortunate in "beating back" to be- j come located in the best county in the , btate though the poorest ot them ; would look like I'aradise after an ab- ; sence similar to ours. ; . j The County Farm Bureau has start- i ed a campaign to increase its mem-' bcrship, as may be teen by Farm Ad-1 viser France's report in this hsue of ; The Times. Membership is not eon- fined to farmers, but business men, ; professional men, and men in all call- ings are invited and urged to become members. The movement is not only . for better farm methods, which ac- crue to the advantage of all, but to encourage a community of interests : that Will be beneficial in many ways promoting sociality, a larger fluence in public affairs, wholesome legislation, local improvements, etc. i Take hold of this enterprise, merchant, j lawyer, doctor, mechanic, everybody, ' and get all the good that is in it out of it. The St. Francois County Farm Bureau has proved the livest wire of any in the State keep the current on, don't cut It out. Attention is called to an appeal to be found in another column of this paper of the Board of Trustees of the Elmwood Home for Orphan and Homeless Children. This institution, located in our midst, is peculiarly lo cal, although statewide in its mis sion, and is as deserving as it is wor thy of the aid and encouragement of every man and woman in St. Francois county. In helping to provide a home for the orphaned, you are honoring the spirit of Him who said, "Suffer little children to eomg unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the j kjnjrdom of heaven." It ig not onlv I fc Christian, but a patriotic, duty and Democrats, 'tis true, but no Repub privilege to help our little homeless lictm administration we have never ones. Won't you help? Ninety-Six counties in Missouri re ceived more money back from the State than thev oaid to the State in taxes in 1915. Only nineteen counties I paid into the State treasury more I money than they received back from j the State. For instance, St. Fran-j cois County paid to the State in tax- j es $24,229.84, and received back in school, road and other apportionments, ! $37,571.56. The State government 1 certainly hasn't cost this county any-j thing. The State Democratic Committee met in St Louis ast Friday and nam ed March 21st for a State Convention to be held at St. Joseph, for the pur pose of electing delegates to the Na tional Democratic Convention to meet in St. Louis June 14th. The county primaries or conventions to elect delegates to the St Joseph Convention will be held throughout the State on Tuesday, March 14th. PAYABLE IN ADVANCE MUST BE EFFICIENCY HERE State Auditor Gordon in his printed announcement as a candidate for re nomination by the Democrats, gives a table of figures showing the amount of taxes each county pays into the State Treasury and the umount which the State pays back to each county in apportionments, such as support of public schools, road im provement, foreign insurance, etc. The statement is somewhat Startling, for it shows that to ninety-six coun ties the State has paid back to them I for the year 1915 sums ranging from $347 to $2,894.27 more than they j paid into the State Treasury in the . way 0f taxes. St. Francois county j received back $13,341.72 more than it paid in taxes into the State Treas : ury. ' This being true one might natural ly inquire where does the State gov eminent get the money to pay its j current expenses, such as salaries of 1 officers and the thousands of othe I . . j necessary inciaental expenses per taining thereto. Have you ever stop ; ped to think about it? It comes from . fees collected by the several State de ; partments for commissions issued 1 groin inspection, excise and licenses to corporations, automobiles, etc etc. lake the .State Auditor's office, for instance. For the years 1913 and 1614, Auditor Gordon, after defray ing all running expenses of his de partment paid an excess of over $86, WW into the State Treasury. The of. lice of Secretary of State and other departments have contributed in lik manner to the up-keep of the State government. So it is clear to all who stop to think that the several de receives from them would be bank- rupt; and all this talk on the part of Republican campaign spellbinders about waste, extravagance and intffi ciency is the veriest sophistry with- out any fOttlmfctuiti wiiuievex. Has the reader ever thought of now little he pays for the support of the State government ? Missouri hat the lowest State tax rate of any State 111 the Union, a condition that is al together due to its Democratic ad- ministrations which, from 1872, grud ually and persistently paid off a debt of millions and reduced the tax rate fi'om 40 to 00 cents on the $100 ns- sessed value to only 18 cents at the present time. If you are assessed at $1,000, you only pay to the State $1.80 in taxes, and then the State turns around and pays back to the county more than it gets from it for educational purposes, road improve ment, etc. But if you only pay $1.80 State tax. how is it that your tax receipts on your $1,000 assessment in Farming ton calls for $21.30? This way all the balance of that $21.30 you pay ex cept the $1.80 State tax, is your coun ty, road and school tax. The tax re ceipt on a $1,000 assessment which we have before us, places the county tax at $4.00, or 40c on the hundred dollar valuation; road tax $2.60, or 25c on the hundred dollars, and school tax $13.00 or $1.30 on the hundred dol lars. And this would have to be increas ed, or your schools and roads suffer, if the State did not pay back to you for these purposes more than you pay tv If to.: j..- i w ) mo 10 uue in large measnr e aitKiulness, honesty, efficiency and economy of the several depart- ments of our State. They are all had but one out and out Republican administration since 1870 can maka so satisfactory showing. The conclusion of the whole matter is keen the Democratic nartv In con. tro1 of yur State affairs. " Politte Elvins of this county is an aspirant for the position of National Republican Committeeman from this State. Mr. Niedringhaus of St. Louis is the present Committeeman. There are two other aspirants for the place, Jess Tolerton, former Governor Hadley's chief lieutenant, and Otto F. Stifel of St. Louis. But Politte is something of a hustler and wire ma nipulator, and is a standpatter among stand pats. The State Democratic Press Asso ciation and the State Democratic Committee, which met contemporan eously in St Louis last Friday, both indorsed Governor Major for the Democratic nomination for Vice President COMMEND PRESIDENT ON STAND TAKEN FOR AMERICAN RIGHTS The Missouri Democratic Press As sociation, at the banquet given iU members in St Louis last Friday night by the State Democratic Com mittee, by a rising vote adopted the following resolution indorsing Pres ident Wilson in his stand on Ameri can rights under international law against which Congress threatened to revolt last week; "Resolved, That the Democratic ed itors of Missouri, in convention as sembled, do most heartily indorse the stand taken by President Wilson with respect to the assertion of American rights under international law. We agree with him that if expediency should be allowed to take the place of principle one humiliation would fol low another and the whole fabric of international law might crumble un der our hands. Professing cur d votion to peace at any cost save that of honor, We renew expressions of confidence in his ability to save this nation from war without suffering the rights of its citizens under the law of nations to be violated or abridged. Recognizing the fact that his services in the cause of peace and mutual good understanding between nations in a time of world war have been of priceless value to humanity, we desire formally to record our un measured confidence in his wisdom and his courage in this hour of de cision. We pledge our support to the uttermost in any step he may find it necessary to take in order to main tain the honor of the United States of America among the nations." Hon. Walter Hensley will be in the race for Congress and those who hope he will not run will be disappointed. He will be candidate and will be nominated.- UeSoto Press. CROSS ROADS We have been having some more blustry, winter weather. Lou Welty spent the week-end with A. J. Kennon and family. Homer Presnell of Libertyville was transacting business in this commun ity Monday. Jeff Barron returned to his home here Tuesday, after spending several days at Herculaneum. Several of the young people from here attended the entertainment and L.r.4- .1.... f T 1 T .'1 . Mt . , Friday night. Mrs. Howard Umfleet and children of Mine La Motte spent over Sunday with her father, A. J. Kennon. Mrs. Wm. Lenz went to Liberty ville last Wednesday and spent seve ral days with her sister, Mrs. A. M. Wallace. Hazel McCarver and brother spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. John Wright. Geo. Vessels, who has been spending this winter with his father, snent several days last week at Perryville. Croena Lenz of Womack is spend ing this week with her uncle, Wm. Lenz. OLD HICKORY CHIPS Young recruits are said to with stand war's rigor well, but it is war's triggers that do the damage. That Senate Committee clerk who hasn't eaten anything for 26 days must be feeding out of the pork bar'l.' T. R. calls for "sound Americanism" and it must be said that his brand is sound all sound. Somestimes a bachelor makes a wo- man happy by not marrying her. Villa seems to be Mexico him of hate. A girl never looks older than she is unless she has her hair in curl papers. We don't know who is representing Austria in Washington now, but he might just as well begin to pack up. A tax on false hair would help some. How to lower the Keep a hen. price of eggB? All the world loves a lover when he I goes to war. Happy Is the man who can be alone without being lonely. One ship that is safe from the sub marines the censorship. Many a man has put himself In a hole by taking the stump. Now a prune trust Is there help for the boarding house? European capitals are not moved be cause moving Is cheaper than paying rent There was a cat In our back yard last night telling a neighbor the war newc. FARM BUREAU NOTES (Continued from First page.) P. A. Cushion, Farmington. C. M. Danuser, Esther. C. B. Denman, Farmington. Robin Doss, Farmington. Wm. Dugal, Farmington. Robt. Forsyth, Farmington. Chas. Giessing, Farmington. Wm. Gunnitt, Farmington. James Highley, Desloge. John W. Karsch, Farmington. Wm. Kessler, Knob Lick. Will Kinkead, Libertyville. S. D. Koen, Esther. F. J. Kollmeyer, Farmington. Wm. London, Farmington. Harry Mowern, Mine La Motte. W. B. Rariden, Farmington. I. F. Robinson, Farmington. John Di Rion, Farmington. E. Schrader, Farmington, Ghas. Schuttler, Farmington. I. T. Sides, Farmington. John Simms, Farmington. W. M. Smollinger, Iron Mountain. A. K. Stevenson, Farmington. C. C. Weimer, Farmington. Robt. Weimer, Farmington. Walter C. Weimer, Farmington. R. L. Welker, Farmington. C. J. Westmeyer, Farmington. P. P. Westmeyer, Farmington. J. J. Westover, Farmington. Lorenzo Westover, Farmington. J. D. Yeargain, Farmington. Ferd F. Yeates, Elvins. Yw Things for which the St. ''rancois County Farm Bureau Stands. The following resolutions were in troduced and passed at the annual banquet of the St. Francois County Farm Bureau: RESOLUTIONS OF THE ST. FRAN COIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU, FEB. 25, 1916. 1. Whereas, The live stock indus try of St. Francois County is essen tial to the welfare of the people of St. Francois county and to the consumers of meats, living far beyond the con fines of the county; Whereas, This industry is suffering from depression because of unsatis factory market conditions; Be it resolved, that we, the farmers of St. Francois County, Mo., favor early action by Congress, conferring upon the Bureau of Markets and Country Organizations of the Depart ments of Agriculture the duty of en forcing a uniform system of account ing upon all corporations doing an in terstate hnsitnpss in tho mnnnfnn ing, buying and selling of food pro ducts, with a view to making more in sistent, a proper relation between de mand, supply and price; That we favor an early enoetment by Congress of a law, providing for the standardization of agricultural products; That the United States Department of Agriculture be respectfully asked to issue frequent public reports on the meat supply of the United States, as it now does in the case of the grain supply; And that we favor the strictest en forcement of the anti-trust laws. 2. Whereas, The unhampered and successful operation of agricultural lands is essential to the welfare of all people; Whereas, The present unsatisfactory loan conditions keep many from own ing farms and operating them suc cessfully; Be it resolved that we, the farmers of St Francois County, Mo., recom mend to our representatives in Con gress the passage of the bill proposed in Document 494, Report of the Joint Committee on Rural Credits. Copies of the above resolutions Will be sent to the Missouri delegation in Congress, to the Senators from this State and to the President of the United States. RESOLUTIONS OF THE ST. FRAN COIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU, FEB. 25, 1916. 1. Whereas, Our present laws governing Land Titles are unsatisfac tory, so that transfers of land are difficult and expensive; Be it resolved, that We, the farm ers of St Francois county, Mo., fa vor early action by our State Legis lature in the matter of putting on our statute books a law that will pro- i vide for the standardization and reg 1 istration of land titles. 2- Whereas, Choice, pure seed is fundamental to good crops; Whereas, Feed of good quality is essential to obtain the best results in feeding; Be it resolved, that we, the farm ers of St. Francois county. Mo., re spectfully ask our representatives in the State Legislature to pass a law, or laws, providing for an inspection of feed and seeds. t Copies of the above resolutions will j be sent to our representatives and j senators in the State Legislature, and j to the Governor of the State of Mis souri at the proper time. RESOLUTIONS OF THE ST. FRAN COIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU, FEB. 25, 1916 L Whereas, The progress and Did It Ever Occur to You? That "MONEY AT INTEREST IS A GOOD SILENT PARTNER? We take it for granted that you are mak ing more than you are spending. Then you want an Investment. Your surplus earnings should not be idle The St Francois County Bank t "ubmits the following table showing accumulation of deposits of $1,00 to $10.00 weekly and interest at 4 per cent, per annum com pounded semi-annually. Weekly Deposits 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years $1.00 $53.05 $ 108.24 $ 165.65 2.00 106.09 216.46 331.30 3.00 159.13 324.69 496.94 4.00 212.18 432.93 662.60 5.00 265.23 541.17 827.26 C.Ooj 318.27 649.40 993.91 7.00 371.32 757.64 1,159.56 8.00 424.36 865.87 1,325.22 9.00 477.41 974.111 1,490.87 10.00 530.451 1,082.33 1,656.51 A little extra effort on your part will secure any desired sum at a specific time. Consult the above table and open a Savings Ac count at the ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY BANK today and watch it grow. $1.00 or more will start you. prosperiy of a community depend to a very large extent upon good pub lic highways, Whereas, the farmers of St Fran cois County, Mo., can obtain good permanet roads by paying a very small per cent of the cost, Be it resolved, that the St. Francois County Farm Bureau, recommend to our County Court and to the people of St. Francois county a Good Roads Bond Issue that will be adequate for the building of good permanent roads throughout the county. 2. Whereas, The present unsatis factory loan conditions keep many from owning farms and operating them successfully; Be it resolved, that we, the St. Francois County Farm Bureau, en dorse the Gardiner State Land Bank Act, which has recently passed our State Legislature, and respectfully ask the people of St. Francois county, and of the State, to support the same when jt comes to a vote at the gene ral election this fall. 3. We, the business men of the towns and farms of St. Francois County, heartily endorse the spirit of co-operation becoming so manifest throughout Missouri and pledge our cordial support tc the movement by an earnest endeavor to better com munity conditions in St. Francois county, and by a hearty co-operation with other communities for the de velopment of Missouri's resources. We especially endorse the plan of the State Federation of Clubs to pro vide the State University with a vis ual library to be used in all phases of community betterment and en dorse the plan of the State Federation to assist in the organization of the va rious counties of Missouri along more systematic lines for the greater de velopment of the State's resources, and for the betterment of living con ditions. BUSINESS UNIVERSITY NOTES Mrs. T. W. Byington of Farmington was one of our visitors this week. We are pleased to report the con tinued demand for stenographers in St Louis and elsewhere is as good or better than we have ever known it during our years of business college work. Our employment agencies in St. Louis during the past weeks plac ed in good paying positions the fol lowing students: Joseph Huber of Weingartcn; Warden and William Moothart of Farmington; Raymond Vogt of Avon, and Fred Lynde of Flat River. Surely this should act as a special incentive for young people of Southeast Missouri to learn short hand and bookkeeping, which will act for them as a stepping stone to great er opportunities in the business and professional world. Ob a special examination given last Friday, using words of a general na ture, Wm. O'Sullivan secured rank one, with Floyd Halter and Corroll Phillips dividing second honors, while those receiving special mention in order of rank on a special exami nation given from the regular spell ing book, on Tuesday of this week, are, Floyd Halter, Wm. O'Sullivan, Irene Ware, Lionel Rehkop, Dewey Zolman, Mamie Wheeler, Lawrence Higgins and Alva Womack. Finol arithmetic examination: Wm. O'Sul livan, first and Bryan Halter, second. On the weekly Gold Medal type writing contest held last Friday, the school now competing as a body, with divisions discarded, Miss Mamie Wheeler ranked first, with Miss Nan nie, Barnhouse and Harry Sheets di viding honors for second. Miss Lydia Hinze, owing to illness, was detained at her home near Bis- I marck last week but is performing her regular school duties at present 4 Years 5 Years 6 Years 7 years $ 225.38 $ 287 .53 $ 352.19 $ 419.46 450.78 575.09 704.41 838.96 676.1fi 862.50 1,056.48 1.258.30 901.55 1,160.16 1,408.79 1,677.89 1,123.89 1,432.50 1,753.58 2,087.63 1,352.34 1,725.25 2,113.22 2,496.46 1,577.721 2,012.77 2,465.41 2,936.33 1,803.12 2,300.33.2,817.63 3,355.82 2,028.51 2,587.87 3,169.83 3,775.30 2,253.88 2,875.39 3,622.01 4,194.75 Announcements We are authorized to announce the candidacy of the following for nomi nation for the office and by the party named at the General Primary to be held on Tuesday, August 1, 1916: DEMOCRATIC PARTY. For Sheriff: M. A. PATTERSON. C. J. SUTTON. B. A. EATON, of Flat River. For County Treasurer: W. T. HAILE. For County Recorder: C. E. PORTER. THOS. V. BROWN. CITY OFFICES. We are authorized to announce the following for nomination for office In the City of Faimlnton, which elec tion will be held on the (irst Tuesday in April (the 4th) : For City Collector: A. C. BOYD. For Alderman, 1st Ward. GUS SCHLIESSER. Clyde McClintock on last Friday passed his first shorthand test given by President Moothart. Mr. E. R. Hortai of Doe Run was o caller at our office this week. Mr. Horton is one of our most enthusi astic endorsers, two of his sons be ing graduates of ours, and have been holding high grade positions ever since graduation. He says he has an other son for us at the opening of the school this fall. We are always glad to have these encouraging words from patrons, and wish to say aeair that we are constantly striving to prepare young people, in just as short a time as possible, to get out into the office world and earn a good hon orable livelihood. Benjamin Womack has recently en rolled as a special student in the Eng. lish department. On final examination given in bus iness English Tuesday, the following students received special honors: Irene Wore, Wm. O'Sullivan, Floyd Halter, Mamie Wheeler, Estella Does. Zack Jennings and John Warping. THE LOCAL MARKET Wheat, per bushel $1.0C Flour, per 100 $3.20 to 3.60 iBran, per 100 pounds 1.4 Mixed Feed, per 100 pounds... 1.46 Ship Stuff, per 100 pounds... 1.60 Meal, per bushel $1.00 Corn, per bushel 90 Oafs, per bushel 70 Irish Potatoes, per bushel 1.10 Sweet Potatoes, per bushel 1.00 Eggs, per dozen 18-- Butter, per lb 20 and .25 Honey, per lb 15 and .20 Apples, per bushel 60 to .75 New Sorghum, per gallon 60 Turkeys, per pound 18 Hay, per ton $10 to 12.00 Hogs, on foot, per pound .08 Bacon, per lb .14 Ducks, per lb .12 Chickent, young, 2 lbs and under .14 Hens, per lb 12 Cattle, on foot, per lb .05 Veal calves, per lb 06 and .07 Lard, per lb 121-2 Tallow, per lb, 05 Ham, smoked 16c to .1? Hides, green, ISM Beeswax, per lb .25.