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tw v HMWOTON TIME.. FARMINGTON. MO. DOINGS OF THE VAN LOONS Angeline seems to be getting plenty of proof 15 KGA1X Ty M VCT TOUD I MUST I WILL MAI dUi rt psKwiMTwi WT f now It tea time) pouirr aysmtiucI v.a itiQ n a , MEAN To CARRY J 1 I DYNAMITE EXPLOSION AT MAPLEWOOD Two Women Killed and Fifty Poeple Injured Houses in Radius of Sev eral Blocks Wrecked Highway in Which This Section is Concerned Two women were killed, more than 50 persons injured, a score seriously, and homes within a radius of several blocks were demolished or badly dam aged in the explosion of 600 pounds of dynamite and nitro-glycerine in a construction company's power house at the rear of 7204 Sarah Street, Maplewood, St. Louis county, at 4:45 p. m. last Monday. The property damage was variously estimated at from $100,000 to $500,000. The killed were Mrs. Maggie Evans, 76 years old, and Mrs. Effie Barnett, aged 35. Although Frederick Elliot, superin tendent for the construction company which was building a sewer from the River des Peres to Manchester and Lanham avenues, declared the pow der house contained only 500 pounds of explosive, other workmen were credited with saying it contained al most 3,600 pounds. The force of the explosion broke windows in virtually all houses within a mile, leveled fences, sheds and barns and fdled the air with flying debris. The powder house was blown to at oms. Philip Wheelehon of Bonne Terre, Mo., foreman of the drilling gang of the construction company, said 10 men were working at the bottom of shaft No. 5 when the shed blew up. They dropped their tools and ran 1130 feet to the bottom of shaft No. 4. All escaped injury. In a letter dated February 26, Frank W. Buffum, State Highway Commissioner, urges the people along the hard surface highway north and south through the eastern part of the State, known as the "Red Ball Route," to get busy at once and complete the road through this State this year. From St. Louis north he says the road is almost completed, some grav eling yet to be done and a few bridg es and culverts to be built, to fully complete it to the Iowa line. South of St. Louis, on this same route, he says, "the entire road is al ready a fine rock road for nearly a hundred miles to Farmington (ex cept about two miles in Jefferson county, which the county court will undoubtedly build this year, as they are getting ready for a bond issue in that county). We are aiming to work up enough interest from Farmington 'Preparedness" By Treaty It is impossible not to believe that kA Qonofa'a rntifipnl.inn of the lon?- pending Niaarauguan treaty is an . act of wise and beneficial statesman ship. It is a measure of preparedness in a broader and more genuine sense than merely adding to our naval fa cilities abroad. It guards an exposed point from difficulties in which our engagements and commitments under the Monroe Doctrine, as well as our vital interests in Panama, might in volve our government. Nicaraugua, with an area not larg er than Louisiana's and few indus tries, owes $15,000,000, or $30 for each of its 500,000 inhabitants, consisting chiefly of Indians. Two years ago Germany, Italy and England threat ened trouble. The bankrupt Republic, looted by Dictator Zelaya, appealed on its own initiative to the United States for help and an American Collector Gen eral of Customs has since then been administering the finances of the country with an excellent prospect of Ratisfvinc its clamorous creditors. A small detail of American marines has for several years guarded the Unitfcl States legation, exerting an incidental moral influence on would be revolutionists for revenue only. The treaty completes the benefi cent plan tf protection against Nica ragua's enemies and our own rivals. Without infringing on the rights of any other nation, it grants us naval bases on the Pacific side of Fonseca Bay, whose waters are controlled jointly by Nicaraugua, Salvador and Honduras, and in the Corn Islands at the Atlantic side, only a short dis tance from the Panama Canal. The treaty's most important provision gives us perpetual rights in the Ni caragua Canal route on payment of $3,000,000, a sum that will go far to ward liquidating the republic's most pressing claims, while saefguarding us from the canal ambitions of any other government. Post-Dispatch. INFANT FEEDING for the following reasons: 1. It is adapted to the needs of the child in composition and amount. 2. It is provided at the proper temperature. 3. It is more easily digested by the baby. 4. It does not sour. 5. It contains no bacteria or dirt. 6. It strengthens the baby against disease. If mothers realized how much greater is the chance for life of the naturally fed child, they would make a greater effort to nourish their chil dren. There are few mothers who cannot with consistent effort nurse their babies. The mother, must have abundant and wholesome food, plen ty of liquids in the diet, plenty of rest, exercise and fresh air. Regu lar nursing stimulates the flow of milk. east to Ste. Genevieve through St. Mary's, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield, Dexter, Maiden, Camp bell, to complete the small unfinished portions through to the Arkansas State line, and also including a branch road, Cape Girardeau to Sikeston and then east through Charleston to Cairo, being on the route to New Or leans. "This will be the first State to not only complete a high grade north and south roadway, but one which will be practically a hard surfaced road the entire distance across the State, which means that the "Red Ball Route" from New Orleans and Mem. phis will come into our State via Cairo, and the Red Ball Route to Ar. kansas, the travel to and from Lit tle Rock and Hot Springs will natur ally choose this route through Missouri. SOUTHEAST Last year in Missouri alone more than 7,000 babies died. Three-fourths nf these children died before they were three months old. At least half of these babies could have been saved by proper feeding, in the opinion of Miss joiiifj.' tanley of the University of MMiiri College of Agriculture. It is very important that the child should have curing these first months the best foot?, and nothing else is as good as that which nature has pro vided moth -'s milk. M ''r-'s 1 'ilk is frest for the baby The new Hamilton Brown shoe fac tory at Poplar Bluff is about ready for operation, and in response to the notices that employes were wanted, about 600 applications for jobs were received. A special committee of women at Cape Girardeau have received per mission from the Mayor to decorate the Court House square with flowers and shrubs. The committee is com posed of Mrs. John H. Hemme"lber ger, Mrs. R. H. Schultz, Mrs. Paul Leming, Mrs. W. S. Dearmont, Mrs. J. P. Meyers, Mrs. A H Hinchey and Mrs. George Bell. Thirteen-year old Delia Long and seventeen-year old Arthur Ives, who ran away from their homes in Chao. nia, Wayne county, to get married, last week, were taken in custody by the police at Cape Girardeau and af ter one night's stay in that city, were started on their way home the next morning. They did not succeed in getting married. Perryville Sun. Who Are You For? Who are you for for Governor? Or, do you know just who you're for? A is for Atkinson, clean, true and straight; His friends say he'd make an executive great. B is for Barker, an orator grand, Whose fame has spread throughout the land. G is for Gardiner, of Land Bank Fame, Who's not quite in or out of the game. H is for-Houchin, who will win if he can On the claim of being a business man. L is for Lindsey, the man of the cloth, Who wants a stir in the political broth. P is for Painter, Vice Gov., with a notion That he's deserving of a promotion. R is for Con Roach, with reasons fullmany Why of berths he shouldn't be left without any. V is for Vandiver, a bold, brave knight, Who loves to get into a political fight. W is for Wilson, from the "Purchase of Platte," Who may get in, but we don't know about that. So who is your man for Governor? Or do you know just who you're for? A. M. A., in Republic's "What Y' May Column. her down and tramping her. Her son came to her rescue, but she was cvry badly hurt. NO FEAR OF WILD ANIMALS Last week Paul Tucker of Route three caught three horned owls in three nights in a steel trap. He had heard them hooting a few nights and thought he would put a stop to their prowling and had that success when he set the trap. Fredericktown Tribune. It is rumored that the post office at Sprott will soon be discontinued. If this is done, the patrons of that office will be served by an extension of Ru ral Route G, out of Farmington. Ste. Genevieve Democrat Mrs. Laurence Schott of Biehl, Per ry county, just after finishing milking one morning recently, was attacked by a mad steer and jammed up against the side of the barn and nearly squeez ed to death, the animal then getting "During all the years you have spent in the Rocky Mountains you have never carried a revolver or a gun. Wasn't your life often in dan ger?" asked James B. Morrow, of that well-known author and natural ist, the hermit of Long's Peak, Colo rado, Enos A. Mills. "Possibly; I don't know," Mr. Mills answered. "Animals are harmless if one lets them alone. It is not so, however, with men. Animals mind their own business. In that particular they again are unlike men. Automo biles are more of a menace to a pe destrian from the mountains, like my self, than are grizzily bears, bob-cats or lions. "No one has need to fear wild ani mals; they have better manners and morals than have human beings. They will not fight unless they are attacked or their rights are grossly violated. With them it is safety first all the time. "Animals have too much sense to tax themselves poor in getting ready for war. They are wiser than the whole of Europe. Nor are they nat urally blood-minded enough to go to war, to burn or blow up the dens of their enemies and to butcher or starve thousands of mothers and their young." A Special Specific Against Colds Woodrow Wilson's head seems to be as long as his chin. Necessity is also the mother of preparedness. The nearest thing to a specific against colds is a sleeping porch or open bed room and a cold sponge bath every morning when you first get up. Even then, you will occasionally take a cold, especially when colds aro epi, demic, and when you do you will find Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a great help in enabling you to get rid of it. Try it. Obtainable everywhere, (adv.) Of unusual interest is the announce ment "Wonderful Campaign Year Bargain" by that sterling newspaper, the ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT elsewhere in this issue. IThe full and complete DAILY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, six issues per week, is offered on yearly subscriptions received by MARCH I, 1916, to Rural Free Deliv ery and Star Route Patrons at the absolutely unprecedented rate of TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR, or if the Sunday paper is desired, seven issues per week for four dollars per year. 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