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THE FARMINGTON TIMES, FaUMINGTON. MO. 4 m i t t a t i i t t I i 9 I 1 a 1 li J t t m m i i 4 J M rt t ftbe farmington Zimes Published Every Friday by The Farmington Times Printing Company V. W. BRADSHAW, Editor and Business Manager. THOS. H. STAM, President. E. E. SWINK, Vice-President. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Farmington, Missouri. $1.00 PER YEAR Trial Six Months . Three Months THE STATE REVENUE "The monthly statement of the Mis souri treasury shows a balance on hand of $3,9G7,990.G2, but the State institutions are eking out a bare ex istence on borrowed money, although there are valid appropriations to pro vide adequately for their needs." Thus starts out the Globe-Dembcrat in one of its characteristic campaign editorials to bolster up its charges of mismanagement of the State's financ es. The large balance in the treas ury, however, shows that the several funds tn which it belongs are faith fully and conscientiously guarded to be used for the purposes for which they have been set apart. Only $124,212.65 of this large balance be longs to the general revenue fund the fund constitutionally provided for paying officers' salaries, appropria tions and other government expenses. The Globe-Democrat would have its readers believe that the State offi cers are in some way to blame be cause "the valid appropriations to provide adequately fur the needs" of the State institutions have not been paid in full. But it knows, as does everybody who has given the subject any sort of careful consideration, that the Legislature in making these ap propriations far exceed the ability of the State to pay under our present system of taxation and apportioning of the revenue a system that i; hedged about by constitutional limita tions. How can appropriations be met that exceed the State's revenue? That is the condition that exists and has existed through several admin istrations, Democratic and Republi can. It is not a party question. It does not follow, because these appropriations cannot be met, that the State moneys have been mishandled or squandered, only that the Legisla ture exceeded by far the estimated amount of revenue that the State could raise under our present taxing and apportioning system. The con stitution limits the tax rate for gen eral revenue purposes and then sets apart one-third of this to be returned to the counties for public school pur poses. There has been no misapplication of funds or inefficient management on the part of a single official, ine con dition with which they are conironted is as embarrassing and annoying to them as it is to the institutions which the Legislature so liberally provided for without stopping to consider where the money was to come from for car rying out the provision. The next Legislature should, and doubtless will, take this matter up and provide some better business methods for overcom ing these recurring biennial shortag es. With an experienced business man like Frederick D. Gardner at the head of our State Government, to plan and help the General Assembly to con struct a measure, a practical business plan may be worked out and enacted into law. Mr. Gardner has already pledged himself to that task. LAMM'S LOWEST We quote from the Globe-Democrat of Saturday: Talking before the school chil dren of Tuscumbia, Judge Lamm declared, if elected, that hostile hands shall never be laid upon school children's money. "They propose to take $1,000,000 of vour remark. In the first place, it . In the second, it proves that j the political candidate wJith no re aped for the public and less than none for himself. i Judge Lamm's campaign has al ready brought forth strange things. He has squarely rfiisreprcsented of ficial document.-. I!e has made state ments about the rir.gle tax which a freshman ' In any Missouri college ought to blush for. What unexhaust ed possibilities are yet concealed with in him we do not protend to say; it would seem that at Tuscumbia he had surpassed himself. To try to fright en school children for political profit by bogsy talcs about a political op ponent W something new under the - .....! ,...- T owi-i kaa nnrnnfl ih i sun, anu wuu($- . i.-r .... ........ ...... . amazed ontempt of every decent man. St. Louis; Republic. The .highest 1 praise that Repoml can newspapers have been nble to be-1 stow or. Mr. Hughe?: is that be in -; dcrsed a speech of Mr. Roosevelt. j PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Subscriptions: '-60 cents 25 cents THEN AND NOW I Though the lead industries of this county are prospering as they have 1 never prospered before, the fact ap- pears to be a thorn in the side of Rc- publican politicians because they have not been able to turn it to partisan ac . count. They strain to attribute it all ! to the demand created by the Euro pean war, in an effort to dicredit the j Underwood tariff law which has ! had no opportunity to be tested un j der normal business conditions and thereby bolster up their old dead pro ; tective tariff claims. With their pro verbial inconsistency they tell us in one breath that lowering the tariff du ! ties brought lead down and increased ! the cost of living. If lowering the ' tariff increased the price of the nec I essaries of life, why didn't the same process increase the price of lead? That is a question they cannot ans wer on any theory of tariff taxation. But let us go back and see how our lead industries thrived under the high protective tariff and Republican ad ministrations. The St. Joseph and Doe Run Lead Companies became in volved in an indebtedness of several millions; the St. Joseph stock, the par value of which is $10.00 per share, sold on the market for $6.00; they had stopped paying dividends, and to add to their troubles suit was insti tuted against them to place them in the hands of a receiver. That was the condition at which they had ar rived under the Republican adminis trations and Payne-Aldrich-Smoot tariff law, the highest, most discrim inating and special interest-favoring tariff ever enacted a tariff whose schedules were not fixed by the com mittees of Congress having the meas ure under consideration, but by and at the demand of the most flagrantly protected interests of the country. If the tariff was such a benefit to our lead industries why did the stock of these companies depreciate nearly one-half in value, debts pile up and dividends disappear? Was the Re publican high tariff responsible for it? How different are the conditions of these companies now under a Dem ocratic administration. The stock is worth $18.00 per share on the mar ket today, $K.00 more than par val ue and $12.00 more than they were worth under a Republican high tariff administration. The several millions of indebtedness under which they were staggering has practically been wiped out under the Wilson adminis tration, and they are paying a regular 10 per cent dividend on tlieir stock; and when their quarterly dividend was declared about a month ago, the directors also ordered a dividend of 50 cents on each share of stock. The wages of the miners have been ad vanced or bonuses given them making the highest wages ever paid by the lead industries of this county. "All due to the European war", is the frantic, demoralized wail of Re publican politicians and papers. We are tree to admit that the anything but prosperous condition of those com panies under the high tariff and Re publican administrations might have continued to be bad for an indefinite period but for the abnormal demand created by the European war for short demand, and net any tariff con dition, was the cause of their pre ceding depression. Now let us look sions of Mr. Hughes, Colonel Roose- R eminent they would have r nation in war with Ger the invasion of Belgium unprofitable mission of subjugation : and aggression a subjection that would have had to be maintained for a long period of time with an occupy-1 ir.g army of a quarter of a million soldiers. What sort of prospf rity ' would we be enjoying under such con- j ditions? The Wilson administration has I avoided this. Following a polic;- cal culated to maintain peace and at the! same time uphold . the dignity and! honor of' the nation and retain the re-! spect and admiration of other nations, Mr. Wilson linn enabled the American people in aU lir:83 cf business, uar.a- facture and production to reap and enjoy whatever advantages and pros perity have come to us by reason of the regrettable war on the other side of the Atlantic. That is why credit U due the present administration foi the prosperity of not only our local industries but of the whole country. But for his patient, broad, humanizing and patriotic statesmanship, his keen insight into and disposition of the critical problems that the unusual conditions of the world have created, where would be the peace and pros perity which the Lead Belt is en joying along with the balance of the country ? HUGHES ONLY A STEP-FATHER Judge Hughes objects to everything a Democratic Congress has done in the way of legislation. He doesn'i take square issue with the principle involved, but prates about inefficiency and crudeness. The Child Labor law is one of these. Judge Hughes finds fault with the law as it was passed by a Democratic Congress, but claims in be not only a friend of child labor but the father of child labor legisla tion when he was Governor of New York. Alas and alack, his claim of fatherhood rests on no better founda tion than some of his other claims, and he can only pose as a step-father of that fair child at most. The legis latives records of Missouri, according to a chronicler of the St. Louis Re public, takes all the color out of the Judge's claim. It appears that State Senator Tom Kinney of St. Louis is the father of child labor legislation. In the General Assembly of Missouri in 1907 he introduced and after a hard fight succeeded in having a law passed to keep boys and girls of 14 years of age and under In large cities from working at any employment. Four years later he had the law amended raising the age to 10 and making it applicable all over the State. It was Mr. Kinney's revised apd amended law that was afterwards copied and passed by the New York Legislature according to the chroni cler. We have been disposed to entertain a good opinion of Judge Lamm as a man of character, veracity and fair ness, and it is painful to have to re consider and change that opinion That a man of his reputed honor would resort to bald misrepresenta tion and make assertions that sham.' his recognized claim to legal learn ing, as he has done in this campaign, is hard to believe and reconcile to one's idea of honor. His latest re lapse from virtue, a statement that he is credibly reported to have made at Tuscumbia last week, while talk ing to the school children, that the Democrats purposed to take $1,000, 000 from the children's State school moneys to start the Gardner land bank, is so flagrantly groundless that one can only imagine it coming from an irresponsible political ward heeler. The Judge's candidacy seems to have upset both his honor and his reason. What a pity that a man who stood so high should so debase himself for in his case the poor excuse of ignor ance cannot be applied. OUR "BUSTED" TREASURY Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. .--Disbursement of the State school moneys1 during September cut the big balance that was in the State Treasury Aug ust 31 nearly half in two. From the statement filed by Treas urer Deal with Gov. Major at the close of business Saturday, the con dition nnd transactions of the Treas ury for the month of September are shown as follows: Balance on hand August 81, $6. 031,667.64; receipts during the month of September, $('.49,890. 50; disburse Bleats during Sentembor, -$2,713,567.-52; balance on Hand September 30, $3,967,090.62. Of this general balance there is $124,212.63 in the revenue fund, and there still remains undisbursed in the State school fu::d a balance of $321, 292.94. The several toad funds show an ag gregate balance of $321,298:20, whiSh arises from the following sources: From the general road fund, J27.514U regjstrntirn of automobile and o motor vehicle owners, drives dealers, S198.813.09. There is n balance in the gam i ted ion fund of $2,271:32. During the month of Septen there was disbursed from the S Capitol building fund 1169,84a leaving a balance remaining in ' fund of $1,167,317.77. The expenditures of the Penitc ary for the month aggregated i 914.82. hr .93, hat L. inil.lionsv.ye brewer for Den itv Gov- j ornor. Millionaire brewer Otto Rlifel! carried St. Louis for Lamm at the! recent primary and is now bis chief! afmpaign manager. What I srem knows about what is' constitutional is indicated by his opin-j ion in the case of State tx rel Scott! v. Dirck, 211 Mo. p. 586, when he : dissented to fheopinion held in com- mon by six of his Supreme Court as-! sociates. Republican rule meant, thai "lid clubs", "blind tigers" and similar un-1 lawful and unlicensed "hell holes" will tgain hold full sway in St. Louis an Kansas City. It took the brewer; ote of St. Louis, Kansas City, SI loseph and other "wet" cities ant towns to nominate Lamm over Swan ger. The dreaded monster "nepotism"' was not entirely a stranger during the four-year rule of the "mysterious stranger. Lamm, Hadley, Melun ley. Tollerton, Biggs. Wilder, Gresh am, Hiller and other Republican offi cials and appointees had many close relatives on the btatc pay roll. As a humorist Lamm rivals the once famous Bill Nye, but does Mis souri Want a man for Governor whose chief delight Beems to be to tell funny stories and set the audience laughing .' Turn the Democratic rascals out and put the Republican rascals in The present Democratic administra tion inherited a Republican deficiency of $476,000 from the Hadley admin istration and had to pay it. If Lamm is a lamb then he is in wicked company when he associates with Jeptha Howe. Brewer Otto Ml fel, Hank Wicke, Charles Troll, Otto Kichter, Henry Kersting, Joe Schil ler and other extremely "wet" Repub licans of St. Louis. Under Republican rule "lid club' rule is synonymous with home rule in both St. Louis nnd Kansas City. Give the poor millionaire brewers a chance to sell their beer all night and on Sundays as well. Ihey need the mon ey 'to travel in Europe when the wai ends. As Supreme Court Judge Lamm wrote the opinion in the case of the Mate ex rel. Missouri, Southern Kail road vs. Public Service Commission, allowing that railroad to increase its passenger rates, which ruling was used as the basis for a recent attempt of all railroads to increase Missouri passenger rates from two cents to two and one-half cents per mile. THE CHECKING SYSTEM Editor Farmington Times: ine recent observation ot a not in frequent occurrence on some of the railroads of this country occasions me to seek a little space in the columns of your valuable paper for the pur pose of a few tiny depictions of the somewhat pathetic incidents that now break the monotony of a ride on the cars, and which are apt to oerur at any moment and without the least bit of forewarning. I refer to the ac tual workings of the great White checking system, that is at present being employed on some of the rail roads ot this country to detect any discrepancy that may occur between the actual number of passengers aboard the cars and the conductor's or auditor's tally. The protection af forded the transportation companies by the White Checking system comes in the nature ot insurance, a certain stipulated amount or premium being paid tor such protection or service. This is an ingenious, a "smart" plan that was originated to detect those who might be tempted to divert any portion ot the lares coming into their hands. Woe be unto the employe thus caught! Persons entrusted with the collection of fares never know at what station or stop a "checker" may board the train and require an accounting In this way much money may be sav ed to the company or carrier, and an effectual barrier is established that very successfully accomplishes the end desired, although not without ex pense. It costs a considerable sum to attain this protection, yet it is ef Scent and pays. The Mississippi River & Bonne TeTre Ry. and the St. Francois Co R. R. Co. employ this service, which makes the conductor "tremble in his boots" and causes a certain, almost indescribable chilliness to "creep through his spinal column, engender cd by the premonition that perchance his receipts may, through some error or mistake, not tally! It is generally acknowledged, that the maintenance of the system is productive of greater accuracy and creates a more exact ing attention on the part of those en trusted with the handling of monies. In this connection it occurs to ine that if a system of checking the "high collared" officials of thj above companies was inaugurated, espec ially among those who have the hand ling of funds belonging to the stock holders, th-re would be more exact ness and perhaps larger dividends for those whose bard earned dollars are invested In said companies. While the White Checking Svstem mav have saved the M. R. & B. T. Ry. Co. and the St. F. C. R. R. Co. some mon ey, there is no doubt in my mind that the i igid and exacting cheeking sys tem that has been maintained i:: re cent years bv Robert Holm;'., among the "high collared" cues has resulted in a much larger saving to 'he poor, innocent stockholders of said and affil iated companies, in which be. Holmes, is a stockholder. It has so frequent ly happened that the Officials and di rectors (the "high coll ilufrod ) have t it would seem and proper to offics :in system to those who hbp lie and have the sacred Sixty Years the Standard DR' BAKING Made from cream of tartar derived from grapes. NO ALUM POWDER Practically New Goods AT Second-Hand Prices We now have on hand a large line of new and second-hand stoves, at prices that make them "go". We also have constantly for sale a large assortment of household goods, of every description, much of which is prac tically as good as new, at regular second hand prices. A good supply of Combination Roofing and Roof . Paint is always carried in stock; We would also call attention to PENNANT GASOLINE, which we are selling at our station at the northwest corner of the Public Square in Farmington, Mo., at 20 cents per gallon. TURN YOUR JUNK INTO MONEF. I will pay the highest market price. IN CASH, for Rags, Copper, Copper Wire, Brass, Bones and all kinds of Junk. Farmington Motor Co. S. P. COUNTS, Manager. care of the hard-earned money of thousands of stockholders, who have not the time nor legal learning to pro tect their own interests. Of course, the individual checking system being used by Robert Holmes is ;rood and productive, no doubt, of much merit, yet a general system maintained and supported by the companies would be very beneficial, and then the ex pense would fall on all the stockhold ers in proportion to their holdings in stead of oh only one. G. G. JOHN L. SULLIVAN STILL "MAKING FRIENDS' John L. Sullivan of Sedalia, who was the "dark horse" candidate in the Democratic State primaries last August, is continuing the same tell ing campaign by means of which he won his nomination shaking hands, making friends and keeping them, He was in St. Louis yesterday. Sullivan has been elected every time he has been a candidate. His most recent office was Collector of Pettis county, which position he filled 1irr eight years, overcoming a Re publican plurality and winning by an increased plurality the second term. He has not made a speech since be became a candidate, and docs not intend to. Sullivan today will begin a tour ot St. Charles county. St. Louis Repub lic of Tuesday. 1 WE TOLD YOU SO uver twentv-nve years ago we helped to organize the first mutual1 fir., insuraneo rnmnanv at. Rock Port. i Mo., and the first mutual tornado in : . . . ' surance company in the State of Mis souri. The wise men of that time told us we would fail in this undertaking in less than five years, but, behold our mutuals have outlived a quarter of a eentruy and have paid out over $200,000 in losses. Our companies in- i sure brick business houses and con-1 tents and frame and brick dwellings! and contents in towns and cities in, Missouri and automobiles anywhere in Missouri, against loss or damage hy , fire, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones and windstorms, and farm property against tornadoes, anywhere in the! State of Missouri. In the State Mu-I tual Automobile Insurance Co. the I insurance is good anywhere in the 1'nitcd States or Canada. The. Rock Port Mutual Ins. Co's. have over fifteen million dollars in assessable capital, as can be seen by j our new book of information, contain-! ing ten thousand names, that is now ' ready to mail free te anyone wanting a copy. Sample can be seen at The Times . Agents wanted in each town in ' Missouri. H. F. STAPEL. Sec'v.', I Rock Port, Mo. i P. S. Remember the Mutual In-! SUranct Companies of Missouri have saved the peopel of the State over! twenty-five million dollars in twenty- j five years. II. F. STAPLE, Se?V. j SEED CORN WEEK, OCT. IG-21 Missouri has joined the movementil already extending through the cornTI belt Mntcs to officially observe Seed Corn Week." Secretary Jewel Mayes; of the State Board of Agriculture has ai runged a co-operative effort be-1 tween the College of Agriculture ar.dj the officers of the Board of Ihe Mis- i Nonii Bankers Association to develop! thif work, the purpose is tn secure; a better class of seed corn and there by increase the acreage and out nut. Governor Major has issued a croc- i lnmation naming the week from Oct toner 16 to 21 as "Send Com Week",i and commends individual and organ-j 3 :d attention to tportance the I TETLEV BUILDING Ecst dental work by the latest methods and guaranteed PAINLESS BXTRACnOKS A SPECIALTY. Phones: . Office No. ill; Residence 273. leges throughout the land, and by the agricultural college extension work ers, farmers' institute lecturers, coun ty agents, bankers' committees, farm ers' granges and unions, farmers' clubs and all activities interested in the development of agriculture in the Center State of Resources and Op-,, portunity, to the end that Missouri'. corn crop in 1917 may be increased in yield from one to five bushels per acre through proper seed selection. NOTICE Dog taxes will be due in Farming ton on Oct. 1st, and must be paid by Oct. 25th. If not paid by the last date, your dog, or dogs, will be sub---ject to be impounded, and then a pen alty will be necessary to redeem them. You will save yourself both trouble and expense by prompt pay ment of your dog taxes. CHAS. ADAMS, City Mar (ha1. THE LOCAL MARKET Wheat, per bushel $1.50 Flour, per 100 lts $4.30 to $4.50 Meal, unbolted, per bu 1.10 Meal, bolted, per bu 1.15 Mixed feed, per 100 lbs 1.6 Ship Stuff, per 100 lbs 1.85 Bran, per 100 lbs 1.55 Corn, per bu 1.05 Oats, per bushel..' 65 Hay, per ton 12.00, I Irish Pnlulnaa I,,.,,, a 1 Ai - r .... BUvn... f"! Per aozen 25 l''"Ckens, spring per pound... .15 .... ... tt. Hens, per lb .14 Butter, per pound 20 and .25 Honey, per pound 15 and .20 Cattle on foot, per lb... 5c and .6 Hogs, on foot, per lb 0 Bacon, per lb rs Ducks, per pound .12 Fall Days are Ideal Days in the White River Country A Splendid Vacation Land in the Missouri Ozarko Enjoy an outing in the White River Country now. Cool, crisp days and gorgeous autumn col oringsjust the right combina tion to make your visit ideal. Fishing, hunting, camping all the joys of outdoor life. James-WhiteRiverFloat One hundred and twenty-live mile:; Galena to Branson or Hollister or a still longer float of 200 miles on the White Riv er, Branson or Hollister to Cot ter, Ark. White River Country reached by the Missouri Pacific Iron Mountain Send for a copy of our JameS White River Float Map folder and our White River Countrv j i aescnger 1 raffle Manager. I Dr. R. E. Walsh Dentist FASMiNGTON. MO.