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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTON. MO.
PAGE THREE s FOREST NOTES One ton of oniferous wood waste will produce from 15 to 25 gallons of 190-proof alcohol. The farm woodlots of the United States contain about 10 per cent of (hr total standing timber in the coun try. Grazing experts of the Forest Ser vice estimate that the cost of produc ing lambs in the Northwestern States is $1.82 per head. The bark of black oak, or "yellow oak", as it is often called on account of the color of the inner bark, is now used for dye-making. The stand of timber on the two great National Forests in Alaska is estimated by the Forest Service as over 70 billion board feet, while the annual growth will, it is said, produce of pulp wood alone enough for the manufacture of three thousand tons of wood pulp a day. Oak is the most suitable wood for carving, on account of its durability and toughness, without being too hard. Chestnut, American walnut, mahog any and teak are also desirable, while for fine work Italian walnut, lime, sycamore, apple, pear or plum are generally chosen. The full dinner pail must be emp ties before it can be used to bail out the Republican boat. Roumania will not feel called upon to issue a scrambled or pie-bald book explaining why it entered the war. TRAVELER'S GUIDE To reach Farmington you can use either one of the following routes: (Via St. Louis) Iron Mountain Leave St. Louis at 7:50 or 9:05 a. m., arriving at Farm ington over Electric Railway from De Lassus at 12:01 p. m. M. R. & B. T. Leave St. Louis at 7:50 a. m., 3:15 and 5:31 p. m., ar riving at Farmington over Electric Railway from Flat River at 12:01 a. m., and 6:46 and 9:26 p. m. From the South Iron Mountain via Bismarck and DeLassus Arrive at Farmington ov er Electric Railway at 12:42 p. m. Belmont Branch of Iron Mountain Arrive at Farmington over Elec tric railway from DeLassus at 2:10 p. m. Cape Girardeau Northern Arrive at Farmington at 8:10 p. m. from Cape Girardeau and intermediate points. Going south the train leaves Farmington at 7:00 a. m. Both trains make connections with Frisco trains at Perryvillo Junction. To Reach St. Louis You can go over cither of the roads at the following hours: M. R. & B. T. Leave Farmington over Electric Railway to Flat River at 4:23 and 8:00 a. m., and 1:55 p. m., arriving in St. Louis at 8:36 and 11:50 a. m. and 6:10 p. m. Fare from Farm ington, $1.06. Round trip, $3.22. Iron Mountain Leave Farmington over Electric Railway to DeLassus at 1:33 p. m., arriving in St. Louis at i : 10 p. m. Fare for one way from Farmington, $1.90; round trip. $3.80. ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY RY. CO. Time Table (Condensed). Between Farmington and Flat River Lv. Farmington. Arr. Flat River 4:23 a. m. P. O. 5:00 a. m. 5:52 a. m. P. O. 6:29 a. m. 8:00 a. m. Depot 8:36 a. m. 10:30 a. m. Depot 11:06 a. m. 12:42 p. m. Depot 1:13 p. m. 1:55 p. m. P. O. 2:36 p. m. 4:38 p. m. Depot 5:13 p. m. 8:05 p. m. Depot 8:34 p. m. Lv. Flat River. Arr. Farmington 5:07 a. m. 5:45 a. m. 6:37 a. m. 7:13 a. m. 9:05 a. m. 9:41 a. m. 11:20 a. m. 12:06 p. m. 1:18 p. m. 1:55 p. m. 3:45 p. m. 4:21 p. m. 4:43 p. m. 5:20 p. m. 6:10 p. m. 6:46 p. m. 8:50 p. m. 9:26 p. m. Cars leaving Farmington for Flat River at 8:00 and 10:30 a. m. start from State Hospital at 7:20 and 9:49 .,. m., respectively; car leaving Farm- ington for Flat River at 12:42 p. m. leaves DeLassus at 12:30 p. m.; cars leaving Farmington for Flat River at 4:38 and 8:0b p. m. start from State Hospital at 4:29 and 6:29 p. m., re spectively. Care leaving Flat River at 6:37 and 9:05 a. m., 5:45, 6:10 and 8:50, run to Hospital. Care leaving Flat River at 11:20 a. m.and 1:25 p. m., run through to DeLassus. Car leaving DeLassus at 1:55 p. m. and arriving at Farmington at 2:10 p. m., runs to Power House only. Between Farmington and Lead Belt Local service between Farminfton and Leadwood, Bonne Tcrre, Elvins and intermediate points: Cars leav ing Farmington at 8:00 a. m. and 1:38 p. m. make direct connections with M. R. & B. T. Ry. at Flat River for Bonne Terre and Leadwodd and intermediate points. Cars leaving Farmington at 13:00 a. m. and 1:55 p. m. make direct con nections with the M. R. & B. T. Ry. at Flat River for Elvins and interme diate points. All M. R. & B. T. Ry. trains make direct connections at Flat River with Electric cars for Farmington and in termediate points. Between Farmington and DeLassus Lv. Farmington. Arr. DeLassus 12:01 p. na. 1:33 p. m. Lv. DeLassus. 12:80 p. m. 1:55 p. m. 12:17 p. m. 1:44 p. m. Arr. Farmington. 12:42 p. m 2:10 p. m. Irnfte mm k mid culiVi iirlitHOl'tHliK'd r... s 1 m.uli'l (kftrltra or nh. !-.. mil li- 1 script lois for FREE SEARCH ail report on imtriiUliiWy. Ran reference. PATENTS BUILD FORTUNES f'-r vnu tint r rt into k if'n M now. wiiiu u Pin unit siivo yon money- Wr1t today. D. SWIFT & CO. PATEriT LAWYERS. 303 Seventh St., Washington, D. C.I "AMERICAN INHERITANCE" Taft's Mexican Policy One of "Patient Non-intervention," That of Wilson One of "Watchful Waiting" In the minds of Republican politi-1 cians and editors there is considera ble confusion with respect to modern American-Mexican history. Some of them seem to think that the Mexican problem is the creation of the Dem ocratic administration, that it is a "Wilson problem." The truth is it is America's problem, and it was as much a Taft problem as it has been a Wilson problem, and in the event of Mr. Hughes' election Tt would be a Hughes problem. It is very likely that as Mr. Wilson handled the prob lem much as Mr. Taft did, Mr. HugHes' method of handling it would not differ materially from that of .Mr. Wilson. Let us take a glance at the record. Mr. Taft became President on March 4, 1909. Within twenty months after Mr. Taft's inauguration, trouble in serious form broke out in Mexico, and during all of the balance of his ad ministration this trouble continued. On November 8, 1910, there was rioting in Mexico City. The American flag was destroyed, the windows of American residences and business houses were broken. A street car containing American school children was stoned and the son of the United States ambassador was assaulted. These disturbances continued during November 9th. On November 10th there was riot ing at various points in Mexico. American consulates were Wrecked and the records of the consulates were de stroyed. On November 18, 1910, the Madero revolution broke out and from that date on there was general disorder in Mexico. On March 7, 1911, twenty thousand United States regulars were mobil ized along the Mexican border. On April 13, 1911, Mexican forces took Agua Prieta, opposite Douglns, Arizona. In Douglas, Arizona, three Americans were killed and five were wounded. On April 4, 1911, Mexicans again attacked Agua Prieta, half the town of Douglas, Arizona, was under fire of Mexican guns. On that occasion seven Americans were wounded. Governor Sloan of Arizona called up on President Taft for the protection of Americans. The President re plied declining to take military ac tion. On October 10 and 11, 1911, Mexican rebels attacked and captured Juarez. One thousand American troops pa trolled the American border in El Paso, Texas, five Americans were killed and seventeen wounded. Oa May 12, 1911, Secretary of State Knox sent to Mexico City a note de nying that the United States intended to intervene. On March 29, 1912, rifles were sent to the American legation in Mexico City for the protection of American citizens. American colonists in North ern Mexico flocked across the border, and there was great damage to Amer ican property by the Mexican mobs. On April 14, 1912, ' the State de partment warned Madero and Orozco against further outrages to American lives and property. That all occurred prior to the pres idential election or 1912. On December 4, 1912, President Taft, in a message to Congress, de scribed his Mexican policy, which was practically the same as Mr. Wilson's has been, and he called it the policy of "patient non-intervention." On February 9, 1913, there was an uprising against the Mexican govern ment in Mexico City. Many days of street fighting followed. Several hun dred Mexican civilians were killed, in cluding two American women. It was in February, during Presi dent Taft's administration, that Mad ero was killed and Huerta demanded recognition; but there was no recog nition of Huerta and no intervention under the Taft administration. On March 15, 1911, a few days more than two years after President Taft was inaugurated and about two years before his term expired, Pres ident Taft addressed a letter to the chief of staff, and in that letter he declined to do the very thing Repub licans are denouncing President Wil son for not doing. Following is an extract from Pres ident Taft's letter: "The assumption by the press that I contemplate intervention on Mexican soil to protect American lives or pro perty, is of course gratuitious, because I seriously doubt whether I have such authority Indeed, as you know, I have already declined, with out Mexican consent, to order a troop of cavalry to protect the breakwater we are constructing just across the border in Mexico at the mputh of the' Colorado river to save the Imperial Valley, although the instirrcctos have scattered the Mexican troops and were 'aking our horses and supplies and Tightening our workmen away." On April 17, 1911, the Governor of Arizona sent a telegram to the Pres ident, reading i,n part as follows: "As a result of today's fighting icross the international line, but with in gunshot range of the heart of Dou glas, five Americans were wounded on this side of the lino In my judgment radical measures are need ed to protect our innocent people, . . . Tt will be impossible to safeguard the people of Douglas unless the town be vacated." To this telegram President Taft re plied as follows: "The situation might justify me in irdering our troops across the border but if I take this step, I must face the possibility of greater resist ance and bloodshed, and also the dan ger of having our motives miscon strued and misrepresented, and of thus inflaming Mexican popular in Mgnation It is impossible to foresee or reckon the consequences cf such a course; and we must uso the greatest self-restraint to avoid it. I cannot therefore order the troops at Douglas to cross the border, but I must ask vou and the local authorities in case the same danger occurs, to di rect the people of Douglas to place themselves where bullets cannot reach them, and thus avoid casualty." The only difference between the Wilson policy and the Taft policy was that Mr. Wilson called it "watchful waiting," while Mr. Taft called it "patient non-intervention." (See Message 1912.) On November 26, 1910, the Out look, which became famous by reason of the fact that Theodore Roosevelt was its contributing editor, had an editorial calling attention to "the anti-American demonstrations which have lately taken place in Mexico," in which "great student demonstrations were made, mobs broke windows ' in buildings occupied by Americans, at tacked newspaper offices favorable to Americans and attacked street cars containing Americans." On March 25, 1911, the Outlook said that "events in Mexico are very con fusing," and on April 22, it declared that Mexico presented "a serious state of affairs." It was on April 29, 1911, that Sen ator Stone, Democrat, insisted that President Taft be authorized to em ploy whatever force might be neces sary to restore order in Mexico. Sen ator Root, now one of President Wil son's most bitter critics, said that a threat of force would be "to reverse the policy of the United States and take a step backward in the path of civilization." Senator Lodge, Repub lican, and another bitter critic of the Wilson administration, said that Pres ident Taft would not ask for force un til our diplomatic methods had failed. It was on April 29, 1911, during the Taft administration, that the New York American (Hearst's) said "through a laggard and chicken hearted President, American threats of intervention have become the laugh ing stock of the insurgents and regu lars alik." It was in February, 1913, during the Taft administration, that the New York American (Hearst's) referring to the Mexican situation, said "One hundred or more of American citizens have been slain," and it asked "Docs anyone think that Germany would have endured this outrage for a day? Does any man believe that English warships would not already be bomb arding Vera Cruz for a similar out rage upon English citizens?" The Mexican situation under the Taft administration was so serious that in its issue of September 21, 1912, the Baton Rouge, La., Times said: "The American flag is only a rag in Mexico." El Paso, Texas, and other border papers expressed simi lar sentiments. All of which goes to show that the Mexican problem is an American problem rather than a Democratic problem and that it was as much a problem under Taft as it is under Wilson, and it would be as. much a problem under Hughes as under Wil son or Taft. NAILING A CAMPAIGN LIE The campaign lie that Frederick D. Gardner is a tax dodger was thought to have been buried under the facts. It pops up again, however, in the Seda lia Capital, owned by John E. Swan ger, and in view of the possibility that some Democratic voter may have read the canard, the facts once more are presented. Mr. Gardner's money is invested principally in his manufacturing bus iness. He put back into this enter prise most of the dollars he has earn ed. The business is incorporated. The corporation pays the taxes. Mr. Gardner's real estate is assess ed by the tax assessor and he pays the taxes just like any other taxpayer, both in Missouri and down in Tenn essee, where his father, now 80 years old, still lives on a farm. Mr. Gardner keeps little cash on hand. It is reinvested in his manu facturing plant or in real estate as fast as it comes in. In this way he has built up his business. Idle dol lars are as distasteful to him as idle people. He keeps them working. Therefore, Mr. Gardner's person ality, upon which he makes returns to the tax office, consists principally of his household furnishings. His mends declare that he pays taxes on this property double the sum he could sell it for. The home of the Democratic candi date for Governor is very plainly though comfortably furnished. The house he lives in is not a mansion by any means. It is an old house of or dinary construction, worth today not more than two-thirds of what he paid for it, and it is much less pretentious than the residences of thousands of other St. Louis business men of aver age means. So far from being a tax dodger is Mr. Gardner that in listing his pro perty for taxation he items every ar ticle at the price he thinks it is worth, and not the price anybody else would pay him. In the light of Mr. Gardner's civic virtues, known to every St. Louisan and all over the State, the tax-dodging charge is most absurd. When You Take Cold. With the average man a cold is a serious matter and should not be trifled with, as some of the most dan gerous diseases start with a common "old. Take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and get rid of your cold as quickly as possible. You are not ex perimenting when you use this rem edy, as it has been in use for many years and has an established reputa tion. It contains no opium or other Like getting back home for Thanksgiving they satisfy! Thanksgiving with the old folks at home satisfy! For your smoking, Chesterfields same thing they satisfy ! But Chesterfields are MILD, too wonder of it. Don't expect this new cigarette enjoyment satisfy, yet mild) from any cigarette but Chesterfields, be cause no cigarette maker can copy the Chesterfield blend an entirely new combination of tobaccos and the biggest discovery in cigarette making in 20 years. "Give me a package of those cigarettes that SATISFY. " ChMterfMd. LAMM AND NEPOTISM The Republican Stato platform, adopted at Jefferson City, August 23, 191C, declares against nepotism, of elective officers taking care of their families in making appointments in their departments. The honest, intelligent voters of this State, Republicans and Democrats, be lieve in consistency that platforms should mean what they say. I iocs this plank in the Republican platform represent the heart and con science of the leaders of that party, including the nominee for Governor, Judge Lamm? As a public official, has Judge Lamm shown that he is in sympathy with that plank? When Judge Lamm was elected to the Supreme Judgeship, he had cer tain patronage at his disposal. What did he do? What do the records say? He had one appointment did he seek out some deserving young Re publican struggling for a start in life to tender him this political plum, with a good salary attached? Did he? The records show that he made it a family affair and appointed liis own son! And that is not the whole story be secured for another son a posi tion in the State's employ. Still Judge Lamm's interest in the Lamm exchequer does not end here. In order to "keep down" expenses, he actually lived in the Supreme Court building while he was on the bench! This is the man who heads the Re publican ticket on an anti-nepotism platform! J. I. MERTZ Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Work Phone 371 West Side Square Farmington, Mo. CIGARETTES la NO WOODEN SHOES YET The admonition from a shoe deal ers' convention in Chicago that the United States will become "the next wooden shoe nation" unless a sub stitute for leather is developed with in the next two years, will not scare Americans out of any of their normal growth. Wooden shoes are not half bad, according to some who have tried them. If our considerably de forested continent still affords the raw material for an adequate supply of sabots, we can cheer up and wait for the high cost of wooden shoes to take effect. But it can scarcely come to that, so long as it needs only a leather sub stitute to save the day. Here, at least, the country is not caught whol ly unprepared. It did not take the European war to advise Americans that leather costs money and that ev ery cow has only so many hides. The automobile business, with its enor mous and unexpected demand for cushion casings, attended to all that long ago, as the public was made painfully aware by the ever onward and upward trend of shoe prices. 1 Naturally, leather substitutes were produced with neatness and publicity. Existing articles of the kind were im proved and new ones introduced, i High grade furniture and vehicles may now be purchased without de pleting the leather supply by one square inch. Imitation leather is no longer in disfavor. For all purposes of upholstery some of the more sue-' ccssful substitutes answer every re-' PILES WITHOUT THE KNIFE Frotrndtnt Piles. Ilchlni Piles, Biedlu Piles, Fistula Fissure and tlldisessi Ot the ttectum CURES nador positive sTU. YOU PAY NOTHING UNTIL CURED. Sit?! the tiertles whsse names I publish 1 a tats idreri(6ea;ant, Itaey Uto la your, or adjoining County. I cured THEM andean CIK tOtt. ..111. Moore 8te.. Genevieve. Mo. Jno. A. Gllllspte, Puleo. Mo. V. Stoltze. 511 S. 6th St., St. Charles, Mo. Geo. Kerth, KlrUwood, Ma ' !'. Davis, it. 5, layette. Mo. LeeBerhnm, Itloomfield, Mo. SEND FOR MY 172 PAGE FREE BOOK ViiViirdZJSLtZ and postage paid. Tnes books contain nocb Information o (front toIuo to "-' on- a,(f llotod wtih or any form of rectal trouble, and hundred! of tenttmon... If' UUST. IboolW Writ to-day It lienors, Whetiitr yoo WSBP M. NEY SMITH, M. D.-"?,' ,7."rsipwr" nrj m. ,ra:.ai it does do the that's the 20forIO quirement, looking quite as well as cow hide or sheepskin and very like ly giving quite as good service. Without regard to the question of price, many buyers now prefer couches or motor cars covered with other material than leather, if only for the public-spirited reason that there is no sense in wasting the makings of the people's shoes. But the effort to improve on the hides of beasts has not stopped with upholstery materials. The country's markets arc now supplied with shoes soled with substitutes, credibly as serted to be better than sole leather. If it proves necessary to make the top, vamp and other portions of something besides leather, undoubt edly that something will be forth coming in all desirable quality, quan tity and variety of color. Cleveland Leader. State cf Ohio, City of Toledo, I.iiras County. Frank J. Choneylmukes onth that he. 1st senior partner of the Arm of F, J. Cheney St Co., dolwt business In the City of To ledo, County and rttnte aforesaid, and thnt fl.tld firm will pay the sum of ONE lH.'NI'RKn IKM.I.AUS fur each and ev ery cafe, of Catarrh 'hat cannot be cared by the OM r.t HA l.t.'S CATARRH CO R I I'll VN'K J. CHENEY BWorn to b'fnro. mo and subscribed In my prcseneo, t.ils Cth day of December, A. I. 1SS0. (Seal) A. W. Ol.RASOV. Notary Public. TT.iM'ii CfttMTll Cure t tukea Internally and acta directly uffcta the Wood and mu cous Funa-'cs of t'..e system. Hcnd for testimonials, free. V .1. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, O. ftcM lv nil DrUMMta. JSe. Take Hfttl'i Family PHI (tor eoniUnstlea. CURE tae .reaTmenior no. ;ou ro wctoumu w vow will pay Mft Dl I