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Established 1868 The Leading Jewelry House of Southeast Missouri Rob't Tetley Jewelry Co. Farmington, Missouri. Everything in the Line of WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE AND CUT GLASS SEWING MACHINES and FIXTURES; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, STRINGS.&c. Special Attention Given to the Repairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry When Buying Bridal Presents or Birthday Gifts you will find here a large variety from which to select. :: COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE :: BISMARCK It. F. D. Harry Berthold and Henry Langc visited the Matkin brothers Sunday afternoon. Sterling Matkin departed for St. Louis Wednesday. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Dent, on Friday, Feb. 25, a boy. Owen Coolcy and Edgar West made a business trip to St. Louis this week. T. H. Coxey came homo from Knob Lick Saturday. Mrs. Thos. Hill and grand children visited her daughter, Mrs. C. Matkin. J. 0. Lucas is on the sick ist. DAVIS CROSSING We are plunged into winter again. Health in our community is good. I think Mrs. Montgomery has sort er slackened up on the gardening biz. Mr. Francis and Mr. Tlapek from Elvins were up to see Mr. Harris on the Joe Smith fruit farm last Sun day. There were quite a large number of the extra good looking young peo ple at Sunday school last Sunday. There must be something to that groundhog business after all, and I wonder if we hod not better consult the moon when wc go to plant pota toes. Several have cabbage plants head--ed out waiting for a chance to put them out, but this Wednesday morn ing looks like midwinter. The plants may not get to the patch for quite a while. BRIGHT STONE Rev. Yount filled his regular ap pointment at Brightstone Saturday night and Sunday and Sunday night, and had a good attendance. Miss Maggie Skinner of Liberty ville visited home -folks here Sunday. Ed Klob and Will Dugal attended church here Sunday, as Sunday was a warm day. Thos. Wells' basket ball team play ed an interesting game for the open ing of the season. Mrs. Edgar Wagoner visited Bright stone school Friday. Mr. Grover and Miss Eva O'Bannon attended a play at Fredericktown Friday and Saturday -night. Mr. Will Kesler accompanied Miss Mabel Ebrecht to church here Sunday. Miss Clark Marshall visited Miss O'Bannon Sunday. Mrs. Chas. Gruner attended church here Sunday. Well, it looks like Mutt and Jeff DOINGS OF THE SM 1"T "H VAN t-OOM UOBES ME . VINO TWEM it ,. MINE. UTV TO LEAVE. HOUSE AT aren't going to get to farm much. Guess they can sit around the fire side awhile yet. Mr. John Moon was seen driving alone Sunday. What's the matter with the Brightstone girls, anyway? Thos. Marchall made a business trip to Wm. Wells' Saturday night. Prof. II. M. O'Bannon visited home folks here Saturday and Sunday. Miss Lucy McLaren and Miss Pearl McDowell attended church at Bright stone Sunday night. Mr. Emmett Black is building an addition to his house. Mr. J. V. and Mr.. P. B. O'Bannon attended church at Knob Lick Fri day night. Misses Maggie and Sadie Skinner were out horseback riding Sunday evening. Mr. A. W. Williamson went to Farmington last week. Mrs. Wm. Black of Farmington, who has been visiting her parents,. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jarrett, of this place returned home Monday. CHESTNUT RIDGE AND ROUTE 3 Feb. 29th was Mrs. John Durner's birthday. A few friends gathered, and the men engaged in chopping wood and making religious and political speeches. The ladies engaged in quilting, and you may know, didn't talk much. A delicious dinner was served. In this everybody engaged in heavily. They certainly enjoyed eating as much as talking. A good time was had by all, and everybody wished Mr. Durner many more birth days just as happy as this one. Those present were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shinn, Mr. and Mrs. Elza Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. Philip West meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Burgess and sons Vernon and Gillam, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Westmeyer and sons Fred, George, Leonard and Theodore, Mrs. Jake Grader and children Preston, Alrnan and Joseph; and we had the honor of having grandma Porter with us, who is 84 years old; Messrs. Byrl Porter, Luther Powel, Frank Bieser, Andy Silvey. We wish everybody well and hope to meet on Mr. Dur ner's next birthday, Feb. 29, 1920. Mrs. U. G. Hawk visited her cousin, Mrs. Mary Matthews, of Doe Run re cently. Mrs. Matthews is very sick. At their home last Sunday evening a social was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shinn's nephew, Mr". Paul Duffield, of Pittsburg, 111. Those pres ent were Misses Lucy Green, Jesso line Smith, Alvina Bieser, Vergie Sil- VAN LOONS THE FARMINGTON TIMES, vey, Ruth Silvey, Ellie and Iva Wil liams; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Shinn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Phillips, Messrs. Fred Silvey, Fred Williams, Willie Green, Willie and Lee Smith, Elmo Silvey. All had a very pleas ant time, as they always do in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shinn. Mr. Paul Duflleld left for his homo in Ill inois Tuesday. Mr. John Porter spent last Satur day evening and Sunday at the home of his father, Mr. Wm. Porter, and while here attended the box supper at the Forge school. Miss Mollie Durner left for St. Louis last Sunday, after spending her vacation with her brother and niece, Mr. John Durner and Miss Nannie McEIligott. Miss Violet Mullins visited Misses Beulah and Leona Burgess last Sun day. Grandma Simms was 89 years old on the 9th of this month, instead of 88, as was stated in last week's Times, and she is as active and her mind as clear as a woman of 60 years. Mr. Ed Hawn and family visited their uncle, Mr. Jefferson Hawn, and family last Sunday. Harvey Price of Clearview is mov ing on Mr. Jake Crader's farm near Chestnut Ridge. WALNUT GROVE Miss Myrtle Belknap spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents. Mrs. E. W. Hughes visited at the home of Mr. Garrett Tuesday after noon. Fremont Shancr came near getting his leg broken while hauling wood Saturday. Mrs. E. Belknap visited at the home of Chas. Buford Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. John Horton is quite sick at this writing. 0. E. llansbrough was a business visitor in St. Louis one day last week. J. II. Kess and family visited ai the home of Chas. Buford Sunday. Everett Strausser was a business visitor at DeSoto Saturday. Mrs. O. E. Hansbrough went to Kimmswick. From there she will go to St. Louis for a few days visit with relatives. The people of our vicinity are look ing forward to the building of a. good road in the near future. DOE RUN Ms. Whon and baby arc visiting in Flat River this week. Miss Sadie Lindsey of Desloge was visiting friends and relatives here the latter part of last week. Mrs. Geo. Carpenter of River Mines was visiting her sister, Mrs. Sam Brim. Mrs. Baugh and daughter, Maggie, were visiting here recently. Mr. J. W. Braman, wife and baby of Farminigtoi Were visiting Mr. Adam Keeling and family Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Bill Swinford was the guest of his family Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Charley Gardner of Desloge returned home Sunday. She has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell. Mrs. Fred Zimmer has been very ill, but is better at this writing. Jim and Samuel Crawford were in Elvins Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crawford and children of Elvins were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Bart Crawford Saturday and Sunday. Susie Degrant of Elvins visited her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crader, Saturday and Sunday. Deborrah Murray of Bonne Terre was visiting home folks the latter of last week. Wm. Hulsey was visiting in Flat River last week. Mr. L. F. Bourgeois was in Farm ington Friday and Saturday. Louis Bourgeois was visiting rela tives in Elvins Sunday and Monday. Mrs. Elisha Beck and children, Mor ris and Ha of Herculaneum are vis iting friends and relatives here this week. The Doe Run basket ball team went to Ste. Genevieve Friday. A FARMINGTON. MO. very successful game was played, in favor of Doe Run, the score being 25 to 40. Quite a number of friends entered the home of Mr. Fred Zimmer last Friday night. Some excellent music was furnished by Miss Lydia Zimmer, Messrs. F. X. Thomure, Phil Hcnrich and Hobart Schaffer. Mr. Adam Meyer returned to Herculaneum Sunday. He has em. ployment there. VALLES MINES (Received too late for last week.) Rev. Waldron filled his regular ap pointment here Sunday morning and evening. Misses Jewell and Agnes McLane of Bonne Terre visited their sister, Mrs. C. R. McClain, Thursday. Miss Sally Scmar visited home folks Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Pete Turley visited her sister in St. Louis a few days this week. Misses Blanche Sykes, Mary Ste phens and Messrs. Geo. Whitzel, 1 Clarence Sykes and Rube Cole visit- ; ed at the home of W. E. Heaton. ! Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McClain and son ' visited relatives in Bonne Terre Sat 1 urday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Kowe were ' guests of relatives in Bonne Terre Sunday. Charley Turley visited Arthur Sykes Sunday evening. Mrs. J. Manwarring is the guest of her parents this week. Misses Edith and Sadie Rowe and Mary Stephens were- guests of Misses Pearl and Rosa Whitzel Monday. Several young folks from here at tended the box supper at Prospect Tuesday night. League was well attended here Sunday night. Miss Blanche Sykes was leader. Miss Effie Moore, who has been vis iting her sister, has returned home. Miss Mary Stephens visited at the home of Frank Harverstick Sunday. Messrs. Elmer Moon, Earl Hawk and Austin Hall of near French Vil lage, and Miss Mae Carter and Earl Hammock of Tunnel attended league here Sunday night. Abb Sykes of Flat River visited his , parents here Sunday. Misses Myrtle and Anna Heaton were guests of Miss Inez Thurman Sunday. Messrs. Jake Busher, Bud Riddles and Edward Heaton attended the dance at Mr. Geo. Nussfaumer's Sat urday night. Miss Sally Semar visited her pa rents at Frankclay from Friday un til Sunday. Mrs. J. F. Bunt visited relatives at Festug Sunday and Monday. Mrs. A. H. Whaley visited rela tives at Desloge Saturday and Sunday. PRIMROSE ( Received too late for last week.) Misses Rose and Beulah Moon were guests at the home of Wm. A. Moon Monday evening. Lee Moon of near Melzo was a Bonne Terre visitor Saturday. Mrs. Louis Lawson and daughter spent Saturday and Sunday in Bonne Terre with friends and relatives. Lee Snyder and Will Pettis made a trip to Bonne Terre Saturday. Miss Annie Moon was shopping in Bonne Terre Saturday. Wm. A. Moon, who is on the petit jury in Farmington, spent from Fri day evening to Tuesday night with I home folks here. Will Perkins was a business visit or in Bonne Terre Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rawson of Bonne Terre spent Sunday at the home of the former's parents, Mr. i and Mrs. Wm. Rawson. Miss Nellie Moon has accepted a position at the Linville Hotel in Bonne Terre. John Pettis was a visitor at the. home of Wm. A. Moon Sunday vening. Mrs. Ida Jones and little daughter were guests at the home of Wm. A. Moon last Tuesday evening. Ernest Meyer of Bonne Terre at tended Sunday School at the T. M. B. Church Sunday morning. Saturday and Sunday will be regu- lar church services at the T. M. B Church. Everybody is welcome to at tend. C C. Rane was in Bonne Terre the first part of the week, Jake Murphy, Sr., of near Big Riv er was in Bonne Terre Monday morn ing. There is to be a box supper at the Prospect school house to-night. (Tuesday-) ELVINS Miss Beulah Maurer entertained a few friends Thursday at a sumptu ous dinner in honor of her mother, Mrs. John Maurer, and her aunt, Mrs. W. E. Parmeley, of Knob Lick, it be ing their 44th birthday anniversary. All had a most enjoyable time and wished Mrs. Parmeley and Mrs. Mau rer many more happy birthdays. J. N. Shannon returned from St. Louis Saturday, where he has been spending the past few days with his brother, Ed Shannon. Mrs. Kate Beck of Herculaneum is spending this week here with friends Geo. Campbell and wife of Bonne Terre spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Smith. Susie Degrant spent Sunday the guest of friends in Doe Run. Theo. Shannon spent Saturday near Davis Crossing, the guests of Lyman Freeman. Morris Beck of Herculaneum spent Saturday and Sunday here with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ross of Flat River attended the Elvins literary so ciety Friday night. Dewey Smith spent Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ira Black, of Flat River. Wm. Alexander of Doe Run is here on an extended visit with his sons, Joe and John Alexander. Harry Webster of Columbus, Ohio, is here on an extended visit with friends. Clyde McGuirc returned to St Louis Tuesday. Raymond Tlapek is visiting friends in St. Mary's this week. Wm. Dickens spent Sunday even ing here with friends. Mrs. W. E. Parmeley and daugh ter, Marguerite, of Knob Lick spent the latter part of the week at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Mau- Mrs. name names ana uaugnier, Auldene and Gladys, spent Saturday I and Sunday here with relatives. Miss Edith Maurer of St. Louis i spent the latter part of the week! here with her brother, John Maurer. Mrs. Wm. Degrant and son, Lu ther, were Bonne Terre visitors Sun day. Alfred Kleppsattle of Desloge spent Sunday here with friends. Mrs. Liszic Auerswald of Desloge spent Tuesday nc with her brother, S. Maurer. Mrs. Tom Politte and daughter, Eunice, spent Wednesday in Desloge. Mrs. Geo. Gordon was a Farming ton visitor Wednesday. Mr. Thompson of Irondale spent the first of the week here with his brother, James Thompson. "Boss" Politte is moving his house hold goods to Bonne Terre. Malter McGuire, who has been vis iting at the home of Sam Beard the past week, returned home Saturday. Ed Stafford of Flat River was a visitor here Saturday. Mrs. Tom Smith is reported seri ously ill with pneumonia. Frank Kenner this week opened a Lang & Bro. Mfg. & Merc. Co. FARMINGTON, MO. Manufacturers of Wagons, Farm Implements, Lumber and Build ing Material. By this time Angeline is positive about it grocery department in the building formerly occupied by the Dixon sa loon. BISMARCK Mrs. W. M. Martin of Irondale visited friends here Monday. Frank Bean and family moved into town Thursday. J. Cannon, general superintendent of the Missouri Pacific Ry. Co., spent Friday here. James Meek and wife of Irondale visited friends here this week. W. W. Strother, wife and daugh. ter of Fredericktown visited the fam ily of Rev. Longgrear Friday last. A. C. Stockton was struck with a stone by Lawrence Sweeney Friday at Iron Mountain. Mr. Stockton cull ed Dr. Eaton, who advises that he was badly hurt but not seriously injured. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Garrett of Des loge have been visiting relatives here the past week. 0. E. Hansbrough entertained pros, pective farm buyers from St. Louis this week. W. S. Eversole, who was stricken with apoplexy at his St. Louis home last year, has decided to abandon his farm south of town and has requested Dr. Eaton to sell the farm this spring. Editor Bradshaw of Farmington was a business visitor here Saturday. 0. L. Hines and wife came from Batesville, Ark., Saturday to spend a few days at home. Kelly Howell of Flat River was a visitor here Saturday. Attorney Morton Jourdon of St. Louis was a business visitor here this week. The Sunshile special Saturday even ing carried the N. Y. Giants and St. Louis Cardinals South, where spring training begins at Palestine, Texas. Bert Shotton and Sam Agnew, our local players, left Monday also for Palestine to complete the training camp. Conductor Lemaster of Potosi vis ited friends' here Sunday. H. E. Johnson and family of Bel grade moved here Wednesday. Mr. Johnson, with his brother, will take active charge of their large farm north of town. PROCLAMATION City of Farmington, Office of the Mayor, March 1, 1916. To the Citizens of Farmington: A number of public spirited men and women of the city have arranged to co-operate with the department of public health and other organizations especially interested in the welfare of little children and have designated the week beginning March 6th, as a time in which to make special effort to interest all citizens in doing those things which tend to the improve ment of conditions and influences sur rounding the little children of the city. I therefore, ask all citizens of Farmington to co-operate with the committee in charge of the work of arranging for Baby Week, and I di rect that the department of Public Health and charities of the city shall make a special effort to render any helpful service in its behalf. (Signed) E. J. McKINNEY, Mayor. BEST WEIGHTY HOGS AT $8.92 Vi Tuesday, Feb. 29, 1916. Hog receipts 10,000. The good, strong weight hogs sold at 5c higher prices; top $8.92 , ,while bulk of the 46 to $8.80, with rough swine at $8 to $8.25. Pigs slow and draggy at steady prices, 120 to 140 pounds $7. 60 to $8.40; light pigs $6 to $7.65. Cattle receipts 3,500. Supply of steers generous with market 10c low er. Butcher cattle sold active and strong. Best veals sold at $11.26. Sheep receipts 2,800. Market 10c to 15c lower; top lambs at $11.25; sheep $7.50 to $8.25. National Live Stock Com. Co. It is said Hon. Hoke Schmidt of Georgia is so crazzy over cotton that his very look is baleful.