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THE FARMINGTON TIMES, FARMINGTON, MO.
PAGE THREE RAILROAD WAGES Shall they be determined by Industrial Warfare or Federal Inquiry? To the American Public: Do you believe in arbitration or indus trial warfare? The train employes on all the railroads are voting whether they will give their leaders authority to tie up the commerce of the country to enforce their demands for a 100 million dollar wage increase. The railroads are in the public service your service. This army of employes is in the public service your service. You pay for rail transportation 3 billion dollars a year, and 44 cents out of every dollar from you goes to the employes. On all the Western raili ads in 1915, seventy-five per cent of the train employes earned these wages (lowest, highest and average of all) as shown by the pay rolls Passenger Freight Yard Range Average Range Average Range Average Enters, jg $2195 $g $2071 $1378 Conductor, gg 1878 gg 1935 gg 1355 Firemen . 1317 1181 973 BrakCme"' 1 m9 967 m 1135 1821 1107 I The average yearly wage payments to all Western train em ployes I including those who worked only part of the year) as shown by the 1915 payrolls were Passenger Freight Yard Engineers $2038 $1737 $1218 Conductor, 1772 1624 1292 Firemen 1218 973 832 Brake wen 921 1000 1026 A 100 million dollar wage increase for men in freight nd yard service, (less than one-fifth of all employes) is equal to a 5 per cent advance in all freight rates. The managers of the railroads, as trustees for the public, have no right to place this burden on the cost of transportation to you without a clear mandate from a public tri bunal speaking for you. The railroads have proposed the settle ment of this controversy either under the existing national arbitration law, or by refer ence to the Interstate Commerce Commis sion. This offer has been refused by the employes' representatives. Shall a nation-wide strike or an investigation under the Gov ernment determine this issue? National Conference Committee of the Railways ELISHA LEE, Chairman. P. R. AHiHh.il T, Gen'l Manager, Atlantic- CoaM Liar Railroad. L. W. BALDWIN, Gen'l Manager, C-enIra) of Georgia Railway. C. I- BARDO, Cr.i' Manager, New York, Nrw Haveu & llarlford Railroad. E. n. CO I'M A N, Vice Vretldent, Southern Railway. 8. K. COTTER, Gen'l Manager, Webaih Railway. P. E. CROWLEY, Asst. V lot-President, New York Central Railroad. 6. H. EMERSON, Gen'l Manager, Great Northern Railway. C H. EWINC, Cam 7 Manager, Philadelphia & Reading Railway. E. W. GRICE, Asst. ta President, Cheaapeak. ' Ohio Railway. A. S. GREIG, f ta Receiver; Si. LouU A San FranrLeo Railroad. C. W. KOIINS, Gen'l Manager, Atcbl.on, Tnpeka & Santa Fe Railway. U. W. M (-MASTER, Gen'l Manager, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad. N J). MAIM II. Vice-President, Norfolk and Western Railway. JAMES KL'SSF.LL, Gen'l Manager, Denver A Rio Grande Railroad, A. M. SCHOYER, Rraident rWPraa, Pennaylvanla Line Weal. W. L. 8EDDON, Vice-President, Seaboard Air Una Railway, A. J. STONE, I f'miiW, Erie Railroad. G. S. WA1D, fir Pres. Gan'l Manager, Saoaet Central Llnet. INCREASED HI IICIENCY, ROACH'S, PLATFORM Cornelius Roach, Democratic can didate for Governor, completely re futed the charge of Democratic mis management of State affairs during the course of his splendid address at Paris last Friday afternoon. Al though the fifth State in the Union, he pointed out, Missouri has kept pace with New York and all others of great er population and wealth in the varie ty and character of the public service rendered to the people. This, too, in the face of the fact that Now York has revenues vastly greater than Mis souri's, which are only five and one half millions. Iowa, with much less population than lUissouri, exacts from her taxpayers three times as much revenue and gives no better service, while Kansas, with only half the pop ulation, collects from the people much more in taxes, said Mr. Roach. The logic of this situation, he pointed out, was the efficient, economical manage ment Missouri people arc getting from their State officials. The alleged debt of four million dollars a hostile press has been harp ing about did not exist at all, said Mr. Roach, for the simple reason that the Constitution of Missouri made it im possible for either the Legislature or pubile officials to create or increase a State debt. The awful drain of funds incident to the salaries of those who administer all departments of the State government was nothing but a myth, he demonstrated, since less than three per cent of the revenues were thus consumed. "The fact is," said Mr. Roach, "the abuses in Missouri from this source are less than in any other State in the American Union." While admitting the need for more revenue, the speaker contended that it could be secured without increasing the State tax levy, which is already the lowest in the Union and which has been further decreased by the present Democratic administration. It could bo done by increased efficiency. When he took charge of the office of Secre tary of State the receipts w jre $153, 000 the first year. Last year they were $520,000. This, too, at a de crease of about $70,000 in expenses. One department of this office had been , onerated at a loss of i?B,00ll a year. I Through his efforts this deficiency j was turned into a net profit of $88,000 j a year to the State. Practically no i thing was being collected for roads when he went into othce. 10 uule, ne has collected and turned into the treasury $1,425,000 for that tuiuse. And thus he continued for almost an hour, demonstrating beyond doubt the splendid service Missouri people were getting now, and always had got ten, under Democratic rule. Mr. Roach referred in complimen tary terms to all his opponents and created a fine impression by his dis position to win on his own merits rather than on the real or imaginary demerits of other Democrats. "No matter who is nominated," he said, "it will be a man I can get be hind after the primary." The speech further intrenched Mr. Roach in the good graces of all who heard it and convinced everybody that those who had been clamoring for a business man for Governor need look no further than Cornelius Roach. He spent a short time in Madison and Holliduy before coming to Paris. Paris Appeal. ' m TOBACCO IS PREPARED FOR SMOKERS UNDERTHE PROCESS DISCOVERED IN MAKING EXPERIMENTS TO PRODUCE THE MOST DE- LlbMlrUl AND WHQLL" SOME TOBACCO FOR CIG- ETTE AND PIPE SMOKERS. PROCESS PATENTED1 JULY 30 1907 FMnv Hii in min i I I R. J. REY N01 D r To BACC0 Com PAMY Winston Sai.em.MC. U.S.A. ES NOT BITE THE TONGUE ML ' 43fc? "W III IB! TO o 1 H M M MUM ft MIL H "im"""ll""i" u-ii fin, lOci handsome pound at W I half -pound tin humidor a -and PRINCE Prince Albert it mold tvmrywherm toppy red bag, 5c; tidy red iti ''ml clever crystal .gla pound humidor with sponge-mnittener top that keep M tobacco in such tplendtd condition P. A. puts new joy into the sport of smoking ! YOU may live to be 110 and never feel old enough to vote, but it's certain-sure you'll not know the joy and contentment of a friendly old jimmy pipe or a hand rolled cigarette unless you get on talking-terms with Prince Albert tobacco! P. A. comes to you with a real reason for all the goodness and satisfaction it offers. It is made by a patented process that removes bite and parch I You can smoke it long and hard without a come back! Prince Albert has always been sold without coupons or premiums. We prefer to give quality! Prince Albert affords the keenest pipe and cigarette enjoyment! And that flavor and fragrance and coolness is as good as that sounds. P. A. just answers the universal demand for tobacco without bite, parch or kick-back! Introduction to Prince Albert isn't any harder than to walk into the nearest place that sells tobacco and ask for "a supply of P. A." You pay out a little change, to be sure, but it's the cheer fullest investment you ever made! the national joy smoke Albert R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winnton-Salem, N. C. Copyright 1916 by R. J. Reynold, Tobacco Co. DEMOCRATIC POINTERS Prepared by State Committee Publicity Bureau WILLIAMS A WINNER. SWAT THE HESSIAN FLY Plow early. Bury the fly. Destroy all voluntary wheat. Sow on or soon after fly-free date. Use oats or rye as fall pasture. The fly can't eat oats and it cares little for rye. Deep plowing of wheat stubble buries the fly and a good harrowing makes it harder for him to escape. Starve the fly till about the middle of October then sow and you'll have no Hessian fly next year if all your neighbors do the same. If one of them sows early or lets volunteer wheat stand, his fly crop will probably get your wheat next year. T. J. Talbert. trnric marks anil copyrlghte obtained or iuj fit', s ml motlrl, aketrlw or photo and do acripUoti lor FREE SEARCH and roin.it on li'iilalillllv. Hank references. PATENTS BUILD FORTUNES (or yon. Our Pros booklets toll how, what to tuvrnt and aare you money. Wrltatodar. D. SWIFT & CO. PATENT LAWYERS, 303 Seventh St., Washington, D. C. GOOD SILAGE IN SILOS OF ALL MATERIALS One of the questions that comes up when a new silo is to be purchased is whether the material used in the con struction of the silo has any influence on the quality of the silage. The Mis souri Experiment Station has been studying this problem for two years. Samples or silage were taken at the wall and at the center in silos of the stave, iron, tile, Gurler and concrete types. These samples were analyzed and the results compared. The re suits are given in detail in Research Bulletin 22 recently issued. The re suits of the anaylses showed no dif ference in any way between the silage from the difference in any way be tween the silage from the different types. No one should be persuaded to base the selection of a silo to be used upon the statement or supposition that one type of silo makes better sil age than another. Any silo that has a tight wall that keeps out the air and is stronge nough to withstand the pressure will preserve silage. If the corn has sufficient moisture when put into the silo the only thing that can interfere with the making of good silage is the admission of air as the result of a poorly built silo or in. sufficient packing at the time of filling. -C. H. Eckles, Missouri Agricultur al Experiment Station. Judire Fred L. Williams is making a splendid showing in his race for the Democratic nomination lor Judge ol Division No. 2 of the Supreme Court (Unexpired term). This is not sur prising to his many freiends who have fcaown him and kept in touch with his career. From a farmer boy. In early life, without financial backing', he worked his way through college and law school, coming out the honor man of Ms class. Upon finishing law school be located at Joplin, where by his i '.vn efforts he arose to the top of the Jasper county bar. Three years and a half ago, when the Supreme Court was looking over the State for a man to appoint upon the Supreme Court Commission to aid the court in writing opinions and relijvj the overcrowded condition of the Supreme Court docket. Judge Williams was se lected by the Court from a list of more than thirty applicants, ho sat isfactorily did he perform his work that he was again elected by -the unan imous vote of the seven judges for an other term as a commissioner. He is forty years of age, stands six feet three and is ns large mentally as he is physically. He is energetic and ha; written his full share of opinions since he has been sitting with the nu preme Court. He possessses a rare ju dicial temperament and a great ca reer is predicted for him on the bench. His only opponent is from the city of St. Louis. That city already has two out of the seven Supreme Judges while Judge Williams' section of the State has none. Williams is not run ning against any of the present mem bers of the Supreme Court. We are of the opinion that Demo cratic voters of the State will encoun ter little difficulty in arrivine at a choice in this race. Democratic Tri bune. NATIONAL TRACTOR FARMING DEMONSTRATION, ST. LOUIS JULY 31 - AUGUST 4 On the Atlantic coast the sharks are busy biting the legs off the bathers; in St. Louis City they arc busy pulling the legs off the candidates. The British army is now costing on ly thirty million dollars a day. Al most as cheap as running for office in a State primary. The federal rural credits bill has been signed by President Wilson; an other great achievement for Democ racy, in which Missouri Democrats took a lead. According to the Globe-Democrat's igures, Missouri is a Republican State. But when it comes to getting he November election returns to gether the Globe-Democrat will not be illowed to do the figuring. SHERIFF'S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST Whereas, Jeff D. Bayless and Irene Bayless, his wife, by their certain deed ol Liust uaieu uic iitn uay of Novem ber, 1!)08, and recorded In the Record er's office of St. Francois County, Mis souri, in book 84 at page 241, con veyed to R. M. Talbert as trustee the following described real estate, lying and being in the county of St. Fran cois and State of Missouri, to-wit: .All of thewfifil JwJt of Uo. south west quarter of the southeast quar ter of section twenty-eight (28), con taining 20 acres; and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarer of section thirty three (33), containing 10 acres; and the north part of the northeast quar ter of the southeast quarer of section thirty-three (33), containing 18.50 acres; and the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section thirty-four (34), containing 40 acres; al so that part of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section thirty-four (34) conveyed by John W. Webb to the said Jeff D. Bayless, as shown by deed recorded in book 41, page 119, containing about 20.47 acres, all in township thirty-five (35), range six (11), and aggregating about 108. 97 acres. Which said conveyance was made in trust to secure the payment ot a cer and Acting Trustee. July 21, 28, Aug. -4, 11. If certain Republicans were as anx ous to help elect the Democratic tick et as they are to nominate it, the : tain nromissorv note in said deed of work of the fall campaign would be j trust described and whereas, by the vastly simplified. terms of said deed of trust said note is nast due and remains unuaid: and Manager Shupp of the Anti-Saloon, whereas, said Jeff D. Bayless has been League denies that Superintendent Jones of tht League has gone to South east Missouri in the interest of a can didate for Governor, but says, on the contrary, that Bro. Jones has gone in to that section to look after "certain senatorial districts," and also "to program a fight in one of the judicial circuits." In consideration of all which we beg to state that Messrs. Jones and Shupp have no moral right to "program a fight" against any can didate for circuit judge in this State simply because the candidate for cir cuit judge refuses to promise to let his decisions on the bench be guided by the managers of the Anti-Saloon League. When Messrs. Shupp and Jones undertook to name the nominee for Governor on the Democratic tick et we thought they were going pretty far; but when it comes to pledging judicial candidates and seeking to con trol, secretly and in advance, the judgments of courts, it is certainly; time to call a halt. The people of Missouri, we hope, arc not yet ready to substitute star-chamber decrees for government by the Constitution and laws of the State. deceased more than nine months, and whereas the said R. M. Talbert is absent and refuses to act, now there fore, in accordance with provisions of said deed of trust, I, the under tigned Sheriff of St. Francois County, at the request of the legal holder of said note, will On Monday, August 14, 1916, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, at the south front door of the Court House, in the City of Farmington, in said St. Fran cois County, Missouri, sell nt public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, the foregoing described real estate to satisfy said note and the costs of executing this trust. J. C. WILLIAMS, Sheriff of St. Francois County SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION Eliza Morris and Sarah E. Nations, Plaintiffs, vs. Martha V. Cunningham, Frank Cun ningham, Mattie McHenry, Maude Highley, Edith Hall, Claude Cun ningham, Hardy Cunningham, Mar vin Cunningham and William Cun ningham. Defendant.--. f.p ;:-: in partition. In obedience to an order of decree of partition made by the Circuit Court of St. Francois County, Mis souri, in the above entitled cause, at the May, 1916, term of said Court, on Wednesday, May 24, 1916, the same being the fifteenth day of said May term, I, the undersigned Sheriff of said St. Francois County, will, on Tuesday, August 8, 1916, between the hours of nine o'clock the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon, of that day, at the south front door of the Court House, in the city of Farmington, in said St. Fran cois County, Missouri, and during the session of the County Court ot saw county; sell at public auction to the highest" bidder, for the purposes of partition, the following described real estate, situate, lying and being in the County of St. Francois and State of Missouri, to-wit: All that part of Survey No. 3062, township 37 north, range 6 east, de scribed as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the original Jo seph B. Pinkston tract, running thence north seven degrees east 12.69 chains to a stake; thence south 83 degrees east 27.86 chains to a stake; thence south seven degrees west 12.61 chains to a stake; thence north 83 degrees west 27.86 chains to the beginning, containing 35.25 acres. Terms of Sale The sum of 83 1-3 per cent to be paid in cash and the balance within one year, and to be secured by note and deed of trust on said property, said note to bear 6 per cent interest from date. J. C. WILLIAMS, Sheriff, St. Francois County, Mo. First insertion July 14. Still, Brownsville, Texas, has the Gulf breeze at night, which cools, though it may not uncook one. If vou want to find all about farm tractors, power operated plows and ac cessories, attend the exhibition in St. T,ouis on the above dates. You will be interested ir, as welt as profited by, lhe big display of modern farm ma hinery. Practical working demon strations in farming and road mak ing. To serve as a demonstration of the new farm apparatus, 2,000 acres of land will be plowed, harrowed, pul verized and . made readv for seeding, defined entertainment will be provid ed during the week. Excelelnt serv ice via the Iron Mountain. Apnly to your local agent for full information. This is a different sort of presiden tial camnaign. The big candidates are nutting in the summer months recu perating beforehand. The Republicans are hooting at the Democratic preparedness program be cause, they say, we do not need men, munitions and ships any more today than we did four years ago. The statement is doubtless true, but it carries with it no argument whatever , against preparedness. During the last fifteen years of its rule, the Re publican party allowed the military defenses of the country to fall into a state of hopeless, helpless inefficiency. The Democrats at Washington, with all possible speed, are strengthening the military arm of the government enough to safeguard our coastline and protect our borders. In this work the Democratic party should receive the hearty support of all patriotic citizens, regardless of party. The Anti-Saloon League is backing Swanger, while the liquor dealers are backing Lamm. But the people of Missouri are not going to be governed by either the linuor dealers or the Anti-Saloon eLague. TO CLOSE OUT QUICKLY We are offering THE FOLLOWING REDUCTIONS On all Straw Hats, 30 per cent off. On all Men's and Ladies' Low Cut Shoes, 20 per cent off. On all Ladies White Waists, 25 per cent off. On all Men's Summer-Weight Suits, 25 per cent off. THE ABOVE PRICES ARE TOR CASH ONLY. Farmington Mercantile Co.