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THE FARMINGTON TIMES, FARMINGTON. MO. It's Just the One You Want THE HAT you can find at the Enterprise A FRESH LINE OF NOVELTIES in Stamped Goods just received, also. Look out for your own interest by coming in. :: COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE :: CROSS ROADS Cool weather at present. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tcsrcau attend ed the funeral of their niece at Fred ericktown Friday. Miss Bertha Kennon returned to her home Saturday, after spending the past week at Mine La Motte. Those ho spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vessels were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Green and Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam Lcnz. There was no school here Friday. The teacher received the sad news that his brother-in-law was dead, and he went at once, returning Sunday evening. Miss Viola Kennon went to Mine La Motte Sunday evening to stay. Try Sal Vermi Stock Remedies, at Laakman's Drug Store. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Simpson spent Sunday with relatives here. Mrs. James Mines and children re turned to their home in Memphis, Tcnn., Wednesday, after spending several months with' her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Allien Pirtle spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Crites visited their daughter, Mrs. Clarence Ken non, at Mine La Motte Sunday. The Republican candidates will meet at the school house here and address the voters of the district Thursdav. Several of the people from hen attndH chiirrh services at the Rork Creek school house Sunday morning. here was a dance at the bono, of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Wallace Sat- nrday night.' Mrs. Clarence tucker is on Me sick list. Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Hicks spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Beard. , A fine rain fell here one night last week, and was much enjoyed. Several of the meji from here at tended the Democratic rally at Fred ericktown last Thursday. A. J. Kennon was a Doe Run vis itor sunnay evening. Arch Leigh returned to his borne I Saturday. Miss Viola Umfieet was the guest of friends near Castor Sunday. Wm. I.enz was a Fredericktown visitor Friday and Saturday. ' The remains of Will Hicks was brought through here Tuesday en route to Hicks Chapel for burial. Mr, and Mrs' Wm. Tesreau were Mine La Motte visitors Tuesday morning. Jeff Barron and family spent Sun day with Mr, and Mrs. Frank Bar ron. The Cross Roads school has all free text books. Corcna Lena of Womack spent Sunday evening with Anna Meredita. OAK GROVE A little cooler at this writing. Thos. P. Counts of this locality made a business trip to Flat River recently. Mr. and Mrs. Tho.rnas Parks spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Miller and family. Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Harter and children, Orvall, Burle, Emmett, Jo seph and Viola, spent last Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hammors. Elliof t Gordon is visiting relatives in St. Louis at this writing. Bartley Bieser and sons Barney and Leo, of this locality motored to Weingarten last Sunday. Noah Counts of near Salem brought nine head of calves down to his farm a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. T. P. ' Counts spent Sunday at the home pf Mr. and Mrs. James Womack. There will be church at Pleasant Hill next Saturday, Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night. Joseph Zolman of Flat River was in this section of the country last Friday, Noah Wampler and Gus Thomure attended prayer meeting at Chest Try Snl Vermi Stock Remedies, at Laal .man's Drug Store. nut Ridge last Sunday night. Burle Gordon of this community made a business trip to Flat River a few days ago. , Carrol Vaugh. Alfred Alen and Julin Gordon of this community at tended church at Wesley Chapel Tasi Sunday night. Sowing wheat is the order of the lav around Oak Grove. Joel N. Hammors has just pur e1 .1 a new wheat fan, which is a useful tool, and every farmer should h:'e one of them. Elmer Gordon, formerly of this community but now of Farmington, aid Miss lessic Jones, also of Farm ington, were united in marriage re cently. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon both have good positions at State Hos pital 'o. 4. Mr. Gordon is chief cook at that place. Terry Chandler, son of our mail -irr'or. T. B. Chandler, of near Farm-'ne-ton. is yery ill with typhoid fever Mr writing, We are certainly sor ty 'o h' ar of Terry's illness. ' 'e t"e intant ol Mr. ana Mrs Wm 'la'vors w?' burned at the i- "'! ccmcterr I?' . The little child was about IK months old and died with spinal trouble. Noah Hammors and daughter, Sa rah, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon. Alf. Hendrix of this community has made one hundred gallons of molass es and he expects to make about four hundred more, which will make him a total of five hundred gallons. This is quite a lot from one crop of cane. And besides this Mr. Hendrix makes molasses for( his neighbors. Now, when we want molasses we will know where to find them. Elza Johnson, aged 56 years, of Flat Kivcr, was buried at Pleasant Hill cemetery last Sunday. Mr. John son died suddenly from heart failure Thursday afternoon at the St. Louis Smelting and Refining Co.'s plant. Mr. Johnson was a native of Stc. Gen evieve county, but had made his home in Flat River for many years. He is survived by his wife and son, Jes sie. He also leaves one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Howard Counts and Alfred Johnson of Flat River, and Oliver of Esther. He was a member of the . O. O. F. Lodge, and his funeral was preached by Rev. Carnu'chacl of Flat River. Thos. Counts of this community, accompanied by his brother, I. L. Counts of Farmimrton. unit Tjrari. Tfcomure of Texas made a business trip to ate. uenevitve last Monday. James Womaek had a severe case l indigestion last Saturday aft I llol'n- '"'J '!'nv ' as well as usual. " " .muni ii Lexington was nut 4n up bills for his sale Sept. Nth I 'round Oak Grove and community 1 ""nay. iur. amun tens that he is coming back to Oak Grove to live soon. 11m C. I-.. T- Buuiivy Kcimger ot near Chestnut Ridge is no better 'at this writing. Several of the folks of Oak Grove attended the big sale of John Swink on last Saturday. LIBERT YVILLE Mrs. Roy Prcsncll of Elvins is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Prcs ncll this week. J. F. Hicks and family have moved 10 tiieir new Home at J-armington We regret very much to lose this family from our community I'rof. C. I!. McClintock of Farm ington lias been employed by the school board to teach the school here as Prof. Salter has resigned and re turned to his home at Eldon, Mo. Mrs. Ida Carver of Farmington was the guest of relatives here a few days the past week. Try Sal Vermi Stock Remedies, at Laakman s Drug Store. Chas. Moore and family passed through here last Sunday. Quite a number from 1'atton pass ed through this communiay Monday to Ste. Genevieve. Miss Violet Simpson spent a few days last week visiting friends in Farmington. Bieser brothers are hulling clover in this community at this writing. A. J. Hughes, who recently traded his farm here for a place just north of Farmington, is this week moving to his new home. Mrs. A. E. VanSickle has gone to Farmington for a short visit, after which she will go to Fredericktown to spend the winter. John Sharrock, our genial egg deal er, made a business trip to Patton last week. Rev. Harrol, who for the past few years has been pastor of a church in St. Louis, but now located at Mar quand. Mo., will preach at the Chris tian church the third Sunday in this month, and will likely be employed regularly as pastor of the church here. FLAT RIVER M. M. Beck of the Missouri Public Utilities Company spent Snuday with his family in St. Louis., Miss Maggie Williams went to St. Louis on Tuesday for a visit of a few days. Mrs. S. W. Stophlet spent Monday in Dcsloge with friends. Miss Stella Hammock of Mar yland is visiting her brother, George Hammock, and family. Miss Archie Matthews visited in Flat River Monday evening, the guest of Dr. Stophlet and family. Miss Agnes Haile of Farmington is visiting this week with her sister, Mrs. Barker, of Federal. Randall Murrill returned on Tues day evening from a three weeks' trip through the West. He spent one week in Arizona and New Mexico, visiting the mines there with the American Association of Mining En gineers. He also spent some time in California and other points. He re ports a most enjoyable and profita- hie trip. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Pratt and family and Prof, and Mrs. J. U. White and family were guests of friends at the Hospital in Farmington on Sunday. The Y. P. S. C. E. of the Presby terian church held a most enjoyable "Mum Sociable" last Fridav nioht. There was a "Mum program". Inter- frethtnentl served. Rev. M. H. Markley returned on Monday from Cape Girardeau, where he attended Conference. His many mends in the conimnuity are pleased to know that he will continue to live in Flat River. Miss Maggie Wiliams will be the guest of honer at ' a shower to be given Friday by Mrs. Charley Barker and Mrs. Wm. Campbell at the home of the former in Bonne Terre. Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Page of Bonne Terre were in Flat River on Wednes day. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Murrill were DeSoto visitors on Sunday. Try Sal Vermi Stock Retaadies, at Laakman's Drug Store. Albert Toengas has been in St. Louis several days this week. He has resigned his position with the Doe Run Lead Co., and wil probably lo cate in Colorado. Mrs. Carr Hartshorn and son, Fran cis, of Elvins were in Flat River on Tuesday. the Executive Committee of the Lead Belt Woman's Club held a meeting on Tuesday in their room in the Science building. There was a full attendances and much entllUbt asm manifested. Mrs.. F. L. Keith is the new president for this year, and this promises a successful year for the club. On Friday, October 13th, the club wil hold its first regular meeting. This will be a reception to new members and the teachers in our public schools. There will also be a short program. Mrs. Jonas Sheppard is spending this week in Fredericktown the guest of her mother. Wm. Rinewald and Miss Goldia Vaugh were married on Saturday at noon by Dr. S. W. Stophlet at his house on Taylor avenue. These young people are from Bonne Terre Then- many friends will extend con - gratulations and god wishes. MISSOURI STATE LAND BANK Dr. S. W. Stophlet called on AMENDMENT TO THE CON- friends in Bonne Terre on Thursday. STITUTION. Mrs. RufTncr Lloyd of Farmington' r , , , . ' , . ... was the guest of Mrs. Dr. Topping 1 JfSgS y Fl0t?St K lmU: on Wednesday 1 petitions under the Initiative and The Missouri Public Utilities Co. ' Referendum Provisions of the Con is pushing the work of wiring as rap- t'tution empowering the General idly as possible, with a view to being Assemtly to enact a special law creat reariv for the connection of the svs- a corporation to be known as the teni by January 1. It is now certain that a majority of the householders will use the electric light at once. Street lights wil be placed at va rious prominent points .throughout the city. e lot purchased by the Y. M. C. V committee for the new building has best) cleared and work will be- m any law enacted by the General gin in a short time. j Assembly in accordance herewith. The public .schools arc now in Be ' enacted by the people of the good running order, under the effi- State of Missouri that the Constitu cient corps or teachers. Supt. White tlon be so amended as to provide as is mtttifio nnieli pniTt'v into the work follows: and he and all the other new teachers . Section 1. The General Assembly are cordially welcomed to our com- s hereby empowered to enact a spe munity, c'a' 'aw to create a corporation to be Mis' Emma Rogers, first primary known as the Missouri State Land teacher in the North ward, has been Bank, with power to make loans on ill with asthma. Her many friends notes secured by deeds of trust or w il lie glad to know that she is about mortgages upon agricultural lands, well and will soon resume her duties and to issue debenture bonds against at school. Miss Edith Lcdbetter has the same with all suitable and inci been an efficient substitute. i dental powers. And to enaci other special laws at the same session or at Mrs. Anderson of near Piedmont ! BeMionf f - General Au8 arrived lure last Saturday to spend a "eb'y. to fmend an(1 improve the week visiting her son and daughter- said act, or to supply omissions or cor-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. David Ander-1 re Fror therein. Sperinn '? Tho (...,.. Aacomhl,, SOU. W. F. Hastings left Wednesday fori'8 neleDy antnomcrt and empowered DeSoto to take charge of a large to enact a law or laws appropriating mercantile establishment belonging to a an out of .the moneys of the u:0 i.-.T.i,r .;.i, ii, n!.n. nf rint. ing the business out preparatory to . moving same elsewhere. Mr. Hast- ings was formerly connected with Reisch Hamilton in a merchandising i business in Taylortown. I The one-year-old child ol -Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whiteaker of tins town, who lias heen suffcrinir from summet complaiJJt for some time, is much im proved at tiiis time. Mr. P. M. Horton received a brand new Patterson 6 cylinder auto Wed nesday, which he purchased in St. Louis recently. Dr. I. H. Young, the specialist, has been the attending physician at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry White aker during the recent illness of their diild. rr f, , T T , T"! 1 ' , Try aai vermi ntocK ivenieuies, at Laakman's Drug Store. Dr. 1. H. English is yet suffering from an infection of the index fin ger of the left hand, which he con tracted two weeks ago while prepar ing a body for burial. G. B. uale is able to be on duty a part of the time bufis yet looking very poorly. His many friends here hope that he may regain full vigor and robust health again in t lie near future. Wm. London, candidate for Treas urer, was on our streets Wednesday meeting the voters and pressing rec ognition of his claims. N. A. Zimmerman of lavlortown who had undergone treatment at the Karnes Hospital in St. Louis, is back home and able to be about business again. The Missouri Public UtUltUM Co. and the Reynolds Electric t'o., both of i In s cttv, are rapidly wiring many of the residences and business houses here preparatory to the installation of the new electric service. The branch office of the St. I ran cors Co. Motore tn. Here has sev- ral orders on file for Ford ears for delivery as soon as the Ford company can furnish them. This Detroit Co. bai a force working in the factory at full capacity day and night but can't turn out the finished product fast eunuch to keep the orders filled sat isfactory to the retail dealer. DO YOU KNOW THAT The constitution of the United States doesn't mention health? Procrastination in sanitary reform is the thief of health ? A book on "Exercise and Health" nwv be bad free for the asking from the U. S. Public Health Service? Not everybody can achieve greatness but everybody can keen clean? If you bow a hygienic habit you rean health reap health and you at tain longevity? Railway cars would be sanitary if it wo-op't for the noonle in h1m? America's tvnhniH fever hilt is more than $27.000 000.000 a year? TV full dinner pail is the enemy of Proposed Amendments to tte Constitution ol Missouri FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND MENT. Joint and concurrent resolution sub mitting to the qualified voter! of the State of Missouri, an amendment to the Constitution thereof, concerning pensions to the deserving blind. Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring merein: That at the general election to be held on Tuesday following the first Monday in November, 1916, there shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Missouri, for adoption or rejection, the following constitutional amend ment, to-wit: That section 47 of article IV of the Constitution be amended by adding thereto the following words: "Pro vided further, that nothing in this Constitution contained shall be con strued as prohibiting the general as sembly from granting, or authorizing me granting ot, pensions to the de serving blind, as may be provided and regulated by law." SECOND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Proposed by Initiative Petition. To empower the Legislature of Missouri to create, by special law, a State Land Bank with power to loan money secured by deed of trust on agricultural lands and to issue bonds, and authorizing the appropriation of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) out of the State Treasury for that pur pose, and to exempt the capital and bonds of said hank from taxation, and validating any legislation hereto- ! ,ore enacted tor such purposes. Misouri State Land Bank with now ers to mobilize and liquidize farm credits, to appropriate State moneys as a loan in aid thereof, and exempt ing from State, county and munici pal taxes all of the assets of said bank, also debenture bonds issued by it i j. . " anu proviaing ior tne validating .. . . .. . " " state treasury, the sum of one mil lio." dollars as a working capital for ' ' "" . Section 8. The General Assembly ls hereby authorized and empowered to enact a law or laws exempting county anu municipal taxes the assets of said Missouri State Land Bank and all debenture bonds issued by it. . Section 4. Any law heretofore en acted by the General Assembly in ac cordance with the provisions of Sec tions 1, 2, and 3 hereof shall be deemed valid from and after the adop tion hereof. THIRD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Proponed by Initiative Petition. Prohibiting after Jury first, 1917. the manufacture of, the introduction into, and the giving, exchanging, bar tering, selling or disposing of intox icating liquors in the State of Mis souri, except wine for .sacramental purposes, prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof and repealing all parts of the Constitution, Statutes and Municipal Laws in conflict there with. Proposed amendment to the Con stitution of Missouri, to be submitted to the legal voters of the State of Missouri for their approval or reiec tion at the regular general election to be held on the seventh day of No vember, A. D. 191G, prohibiting the manufacture ot, the introduction into, and the giving, exchanging, bartering. selling, or disposing of intoxicating liquors in the State of Missouri, ex cept wine for sacramental purposes, prescribing a penalty for the violation thereof and repealing all parts of the State Constitution, Slate and Muni cipal Laws in conflict therewith. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Missouri: Section 1. From and after JulV first. 1917, no intoxicating liquor or liquors, exceot wine for sacramental purposes, sbill b" rpi-mfactiired in or introduced into th" State of Missouri under my pretattw. Every person who sells, exeang-'s, gives, barters, or disnoses of intoxicating linuor of any kind to ar.v person in the State of Missouri, or who manufactures, or in-t-nducs into or aHmnts to introduce into the State of Missouri, intbxicat- ing liquor of any kind; except wine as aforesaid for the purpose afore- said; shall be guilty of a misdemean or and upon conviction shall be pun ished bv a tine of not less than three hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than six months nor more than twelve months. o- hy both such fine and imprison ment. All parts of the State Constitution. nd laws of the State and municipal ities therein, conflicting with the pro "iinns of this section, are hereby re nealed. STATE OF MISSOURI, Department of State. I, Coraallns ir.a.-h Scrctarr .c" Fall Shopping a Pleasure Here You are beginning to think about your fall Shopping, and we wish to remind you that we are fully stocked up with everything you need. The Farmington Mercantile Co. is well known for the quality and reliability of its goods, and we confidently invite you to call and examine our fall offerings: Ladies', Misses and Children's Wraps and Sweaters, in both Silk and Wool a most attractive line. Medium and Heavy-weight Underwear for Men, Boys, Wo men. Misses and Children. The kind that feels comfortable Suits and Overcoats of approved style for Men and Boys. Large stock from which to choose. SHOES an unusual assortment in style and finish, for Men, Women and Children. We want you to see our Carpets, Rugs. Linoleums and Oil Cloth. We make a specialty of EVERYTHING in the GROCERY DEPARTMENT, and buy all kinds of Produce. Farmington Mercantile Co. State of the State of Missouri, here by certify that the feregoing is a full, true and complete copy of the one joint and concurrent resolution of the Forty-Eighth General Assembly of the State of Missouri of the proposed amendment" to the Constitution of the State of Missouri; also, of the two amendments to the Constitution pro posed by initiative petition, to be sub mitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the general elec tion to be held on Tuesday, the seventh day of November, 1916. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Great Seal ot the Mate of Missouri. Done at of fice in the City of Jefferson, this 5th1 day of September, A. D. 1916. (SrJAL.) CORNELIUS ROACH, Secretary of State. AVON The drouth was broken last Wed nesday by a fine shower of rain fall ing in the surrounding country. It surely was appreciated by all. Abrum Smith was a pleasant caller near River Aux Vasses Sunday aftcr non, Mrs. August Brown and baby of Minnith spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ri. E. Boyd. Mrs. A. J. Gordon, who has been bed fast for the past two years, is much improved and visited her sis ter, Miss Orlena Boyd, from Thurs day until Friday. Herbert Stokley attended Sunday school at the M. E. Church at Wo mack Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barron and little daughter, FJlizabeth, spent Sun day with Mrs. Barron's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Smith. Mrs. H. S. Price and little daugh ters were guests of relatives and friends at Farmington the latter part of last week. Miss Hilda Rauer was the guest of Miss Estela Gordon Sunday. Mrs. Mica Cheesbrough returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Smith, after spending several weeks with relatives at Flat River. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rodgers and Jjaby, Lester, were guests of Mrs. Rodger's brothef, Clarence Govcro of near Coffman last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Omcr Wood and children of Bonner Springs, Kansas, spent a few days recently with Mrs. Wood's parents, H. E. Boyd and wife. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boyd were guests of T. M. Boyd and family Sunday. Mrs. Nicholas Rirnbaugh of Min nith visited relatives in this vicinity recently. J. T. Russell, who is operating a BUY YOUR COAL NOW 1 i Ii AND e SAVE MONEY The tendency in the price of Coal of all kinds is now constantly upward. Delay in purchasing your winter's supply is certain to prove an expensive operation. We handle ONLY THE BEST grades of Hard and Soft Coal; also Elkhorn By-Product Coke, especially prepared for Base Burners and all kinds of Furnaces. You should not fail to see us before con tracting your winter's fuel. Schramm Bottling & Ice Mfg. Co. PHONE 30 saw mill near this place, was a Farm ington visitor Tuesday. S. B. Sharrock of Libertyville was a business visitor in this commun ity the first part of last week. Miss Edith Rodgcrs was the guest of her friend, Miss Irene Smyth, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Heberlie spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daineley of this place. A large barn belonging to Tony Evans of Eads, Mo., as struck by lightning last Wednesday night anil completely destroyed. The loss was great as it contained quite a supply of grain and hay; also five large hogs. The fire was discovered in time to save me roois ana Harness, we un derstand he is now having logs cut in order to rebuild as soon as possi ble. The Stave Factory, operated by the Pioneer Cooperage Co. of near here, was entirely destroyed by fire Mon day night. Its origin is a mystery to the company. We certajrily regret to hear of this great loss. It will not likely rebuild at the same place but only a few miles distant. Mrs. C A. Boyd entertained several of her lady friends last Thursday with a rag tacking. At the noon hour all were invited to the dining room, where a bountiful dinner was served, and told to help themselves to lunch as they had to the rags. The follow ing were present: Mesdames Thom as, Sidney and Sarah Jane Allen, A. J. Gordon, Nicholas Rirnbaugh, Jo seph Coffman, Andv Bauman, A. C. Wade, Chas. and W. H. Btackledgew E. L. Rodgers, George Beard, N. A. Mertel, Robert Daineley , Emmett Boyd, and Misses Orlena Boyd, Es tella Gordon and Mildred White. ROUTE NO. 6 Wm. Moore is very busy making sorghum. Weimer brothers shipped a car load of cattle to St. Louis the first of the month. John Sitzlcr of tins' Route, who is building a new house, is progressing very nicely. Try Sal Vermi Stock Remedies, at Laakman's Drug Store. W. T. Pritchett, who has been spending the last few weeks travel ing through Arkansas, is back home again. There will he singing at Wm. A. Watson's on Saturday night, the 14th. . Everybody invited. It is the occa- ' sion of his birthday. Mrs. G. W. Watson left last Sat urday for Crane, Mo., for a week's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Murphy. Emmett Highley and Miss Delta Raby spent Sunday with Adam Weiss and family of near Doe Run.