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VOL. 44 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH ), 1917. NO. 9
Why Not Bond the County for Good Roads ? SPECIAL SALE of SPRING HOSIERY SATURDAY, MARCH 10, TO SATURDAY, MARCH 17 FOR MENWOMEN CHILDREN Attractively Priced, You Will Find it to Your Advantage to Buy Your Summer Hosiery NOW KARSCH'S FARMINGTON, MO. A NOTABLE MUSICAL EVENT The annual faculty recital cf the Schubert School of Music was (riven Tuesday evening, in the spacious au ditorium of the News building, before an audience comfortably taxing the capacity of the hall. Prof. Hugh Por ter, violinist, Mrs. C. O. Nelson, so prano and Mrs. Robert Forsyth, pi anist, gave the program, which was divided into two parts. The first, representative of the best work of foreign composers, the second a Fe loction from the most notable com positions of American composers. Mr. Porter gave several numbers not hitherto heard in Farmington, and rarely heard on the concert stage ex cept in the repertoire of such mas ters as Ysaye, Kreisler and Elmp.n. It is needless to say that his splendid rendition of these numbers again dem onstrated that Farmington has an artist and teacher of exceptional tal ents and ability. Mrs. Nelson, always pleasing, gave several numbers of extreme technical "difficulty, and several others of ex treme simplicity, requiring the very highest artistry for their successful rendition. Her explanatory talke in connection with several of the num bers were also much enjoyed and ap preciated. It is no wonder, when one hears Mrs. Nelson, that her work as a teacher is marked by very unusual success, as it has buen for years. Mrs. Forsyth chose a varied selec tion of numbers for her part of the program, ranging from the typical In dian songs of Cadman to the difficult "Impromptu" in C sharp minor by Rachminoff, all of which were given in her typical masterly manner. Mrs. Forsyth also accompanied Mrs, Nel son's vocal numbers with rare taste and skill. As a pianist she shows the result of uncommon training and broad knowledge of her instrument, with a true adherence to the highest ideals of this form of musical ex pression. Miss Murrell, who was accompanist for Prof. Porter, acquitted herself so creditably that special mention is de serve. The extraordinarily difficult compositions chosen by Mr. Porter were handled by this young lady in a manner which speaks volumes for her musical future as an artist of far more than local reputation, and the ease with which she played the most intricate accompaniments demonstrat ed a rare degree of skill and aptitude. Miss Murrell is a violin lnipil f Mr. Porter's, from whom great things may be expected. In all, the recital was a notable mu sical event. It is but rarely Farming ton, with all of its known love for mu sic, has an opportunity to hear the highest grade music rendered in a thoroughly artistic manner, and again it is impressed that here at home we have artists of standing quite as high as may be brought here rfom any where, and opportunities thus af forded the student of music are in every way exceptional. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Last Tuesday afternoon Miss Le anna Cole invited a few friends to her home and told them to bring their fancy work. A dainty luncheon was served and on each plate was alit tle card announcing her engagement to Mr. Fred Butterfield, the marriage to talse place the 2lst of March. The guests were, Misses Roberta Tetley, Annie Craig, Irene Lang, Mes dames E. L. Horton, John McCor mick, Paul Cayce, Edward Arnold, R. P. Lang, Taylor Smith. Walter Mor ris, Milton Spaugh, N. Willbanks, Hugh Porter, Frank Weber, Kossuth Weber, Henry Davis and Earl Carle , ton. Attorney Gus Swink of Maplewood transacted business in court here the first of the week. Dr. G. A. Tetley Dentist FARMINGTON, MISSOURI Offices; In New Tetley Building PHONE 414 County Court County Court met pursuant to ad i journment on Monday, March 6, with the following officers present: C. I. ! Garret, Presiding Judge, W. A. Mitch j ell and F. M. Matkin, Associate Judg- es, Chas. H. Adams, Sheriff, and Al j bert Wulfert, Clerk, and the following j business was transacted up to and in cluding Wedneseday. On application Carrie Lawson was i sent to the Mt. Vernon Sanatorium I 4 ( .... ., ..-.. ..... I,..., R. L. Wright made application for license to conduct a pool room at Bisijparck, and the court directed the Clerk to notify him that as the city of Bismarck is incorporated, the court refuses to issue pool table li cense until a license is granted by the city authorities of said incorporated city. The court loaned Mrs. Fannie Pierce $1,000 out of the capital school fund on real estate and personal security, as provided by law. The bonds of the following newly aDDointed road overseers were filed and approved: C. H. Menge, district 4; E. Brooks, 7; J. D. Huff, 8; Wal ter Brewer, 9; William Dugal, 10; John Albert, 13; W. L. Eaton, 16; Fenton H. Miller, 17; B. G. Porter, 20; Harry Sutton, 21; Geo. Humphrey, 22; E. O. Presnell, 23; M. T. Goggins, 25. Warrants Issued. . August Wichman, janitor, month's salary, $50; John A. Knowles, Cir cuit Clerk, month's salary, $166.65; Bessie Brady, deputy clerk, month's salary, $41.65; H. W. Coflleld, County Treasurer, month's salary, $100; Thos. A. Mathews, Prosecuting Attorney, month's salary, $208.35; J. Clyde Akers, County Superintendent of Schools, month's salary, $116.65; Al bert Wulfert, County Clerk, fees for February, $352.15; T. N. Henderson, salary for 2 1-2 months as Infirmary Superintendent, $175; Van McClana han, wood for jail, $12.50; Harry Sut ton, work on Fredericktown road, $2.- 60; Wm. Marcum, relief, $15; Mrs. F. M. Horton, support of poor persons at Flat River and vicinity, $25; Mrs. Otto Skaggs, support of poor persons at Desloge and vicinty, $15; Chas. Ward, support of poor persons at Bonne Terre and vicinty, $20; Jiles Bartley, support of Lewis Pretebitt, $10; W. N. Brumfield, relief, $4; Jones & Mitchell, supplies for quar antine patients, $74.18; Chas. H. Adams, Sheriff, wood at jail, tc, $10.05; K. C. Weber, Probate Judge, express and postage, $4.28; McCar thy Lumber Co., tiling for court house drain, $3.85; The Waters Press, stationery for County Clerk and School Superintendent offices, $9; Is rael AuBuchon, support of Walter Hogan, $7; J. Clyde Akers, School Superintendent, postage, $13.09; Dr. F. S. Weber, quarantine services, $18; The Farmington News, stationery for county offices, $38.75; Farmington Telephone Co., phone service, $32.30; Lang & Bro. Mfg. & Mer. Co., sup plies for court house repairs, $1.90; Bonne Terre Pharmacy, quarantine supplies, $1; Chas. H. Adams, Sheriff, boarding prisoners, $84.50; John R. Msrtz & Co., repairs at jail and court house, $3.25; Leslie Mitchell, services ; to quarantine patients $1.50; Desloge j Sun, stationery for School Superin- j tendent, $15; City Livery Stable, au- j to hire, $1.50; West Disinfecting Co., i supplies for Infirmary, $16; Thos. Autsen, supplies far Infirmary, $14.75; Farmington Laundry, laundering for Infirmary, $4.14; Morris Brothers, In- i firmary supplies, Rlli.80; T. N. Hen derson, Infirmary supplies, $3.35;, Fischer Mer. Co., Infirmary supplies, I $70.04; E. J. McKinney, same, $25; Load Belt News, J. P. and Coroner supplies, $22.50;-Dr. G B. Williams, medical service, $10; Albert Trauer-; nicht, supplies and repairing tools. $4.65; Mrs. Fannie Pierce, school fundi loan, $1000; Alice Stracke, support of, James McCarver and family, $5; E. M. Laakman. Infirmary supplies, $6.-1 20; R. B. I 'rice, Treasurer, salary due Farm Agent, $168; Bequette Bros., hauling for Ab. Mjillins, $1.50; Min ers Lumber Co., material on Flat Riv er road, $13.35; Boswell, Baugh & Clark, auto hire, $5; J. M. Appleberry, quarantine supplies, $74.48. DE SOTO DEFEATS NATIONAL In a spirited game of basket ball last Saturday night at the Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium at DeSoto, the DeSoto team defeated the Nationals of Flat River by a score of 40 to 34. At the end of the first half the score stood, DeSoto 20, Nationals 10, and the final score 40 in favor of DeSoto and 34 for the Nationals. The National line up was weakened by Captain Mitch ell and Limbaugh, star center, being out on account of injuries. Scoring for National was Newcomb, 14 points; Bono, 13; and Watson, 7. Referees Harding of DeSoto and Mitchell of National. The Nationals play the Bonne Terre Y. M. C. A. a return game at Flat River tonight (Friday). Circuit Court I he b ebruary term adjourned Tuos- day, March 6. Following is disposi- I uon or cases not neretoiore reported : I M. H. Topping vs. Reuter Milling Co., apnea! from J. P.; dismissed. John L. Bradley vs. Citizens Bank I of Desloge, suit in equity; continued I to May term and leave granted plain - I tiff to file amended petition by April ! 1st. Emil H. Herwig vs. Business Men's ' of tnc kitchen roof ot the building. Acc'd Ass'n, policy; continued. Sne hurried to the phone and sent in J. W. Highley vs. M. R. & B. T. 1 f" a.larm Cent1- and asked them Ry., damages; tried by courts-brief 10 "n UP ,thc S.tory as gy we.re to be submitted. j P"bab y not awake Mrs. Story, who , , , .! was asleep on the sleeping porch, says A. S. Rudy vs. rcderal Lead Co.,;she aocsn-t know whether it was the damages; trial by jury and verdict in i flre whist1e or what that wakened her, favor of plaintiff for $700; motions but shfe hastcned into hor husband's for new trial and in arrest of judg-1 and had some diffleuity in arous. ment filed and overruled; affidavit for j ing him, Bv this Ume the flames had appeal filed and appeal granted to the ;burst through the kitchen roof, and St. Louis Court of Appeals; leave tv, w,f f ,hi granted to file bill of exceptions on or before June 1. J. H. Kirkland vs. Mrs. Joe Redfern et al.. anneal from J. P.: motion for ' new trial sustained and cause con tinued to May term; dismissed as to Joe Kedfern. Theodore O. Lovoland et al. vs. B. B. Wood, appeal from J. P.; trial by court and judgment in favor of plain tiffs for $34.90 and costs with interest from December 23, 1915; motion for new trial filed. Bessie Richards vs. Hugh Campbell, judgment, entered in favor of plain tiff by agreement for $250 and costs. Harvey Bayless vs. Western Union) Telegraph Co., damages; continued in process of settlement. John Brolas vs. John Brodak, dam ages; continued at cost of defendant. E. W. E. Coffer et al. vs. Merrill Pip kin et al., levy; judgment by defaul1 for $300.65. St. Francois County Bank vs. John McBrien et al., levy; continued to May term. John riemerosky vs. f ederal Lead Co., damages; motion for new trial 'overruled. Marion Sutton vs. Emma Sutton divorce; trial by court and submitted. Maud Agnew vs. Enimett Agnew, divorce; trial by court and submitted. In re dissolution of the Doe Run Lead Company, continued by agree ment to the May term. Robert Holmes vs. Doc Run Lead Co. et al., transfer of stock; continued to May term. Robert Holmes vs. Doe Run Lead Coet al., St. Joseph Lead Co. et al., and M. R. & B. T. Ry. Co. et al., in spection of books, etc.; continued to May term. Auto Accident Francis A. Benharn and B. H. Boy er, while traveling in Mr. Benham's roadster last Thursday night, collided with Dr. R. B. Lester's machine about 8 o'clock, near the National hospital at St. Francois. Both machines were badly damaged, while Mr. Boyer was thrown from Mr. Benham's car and was considerably bruised and shaken up, rendering him unconscious for some time. He received prompt treatment at the hospital, and was able to be in court Monday morning, though ho has not yet fully recovered. Very fortunately, neither Mr. Ben ham nor Dr. Leslie received a scratch. The damage to Mr, Benham's car was a broken bumper, left fender torn off. lett front whjcl torn ott, an axel bad ly bent. The left fender and side of Dr. Lester's car was damaged, and both front wheels were torn off. While their repair bills will not be a small item, both are to be congratulated on their narrow escape from bodily in jury. We have no information as to which machine was out of its lati tude. Coming Strong Thanks and appreciation of The Times management goes out to the following large list of new and renew al subscribers that have come in the past week, which indicates an active and increasing interest of the people of St. Francois county and elsewhere in this paper: New Subscribers: W. R. Mulkey, H. C. Bates and J. W. Jones of Esther; W. R. Heitman, Roy Horton and J. S. Miller of Elvins; J. L. Waller of Route 4 and T. F. Lockridge of Farm ington; H. S. Price and E. L. Rodgers of Avon; J. R. Brooks and Geo. W. Baker of Knob Lick; Coffman Mercan tile Co. of Coffman, E. J. Boyer of Leadwood, Walter Frcman and Theo. Hodge of Campbel, Mol. Renewals: W. W. Waters, J. T. Russell, Thos. H. Haile, W. T. Haile, P. G. Hunt and Mrs. L. C. Barroll of Farmington, Chas. Fortner and J. H. Steele of Elvins, W. G. Benharn of Bonne Terre, Ed Klein, Heth, Ark. Fine Home Burned Last Sunday night between twelve anH one nVWIc the WillarH Rvinirton house in the Burks Addition, occupied ' by Joseph H. Story and family, was i discovered to be on fire. A neighbor , happened to wake up and got up to : 't down a window in her room, as it 1 was uncomfortably cold, and looking out of a rear window saw a small I blaze creeping along under the caves side of the house was ablaze By the time the fire brigade got there withjthe hose the fire had gained considerable headway, and they had a hard fight to subdue the flames. The temperature was but a few degrees above zero, but suffering from the biting cold and chilled with dampened clothes, they worked like trojans. It was an hour or more before they got the flatnes under control and a longer time in extinguishing the fire. The kitchen ell was completely de stroyed, the roof of the whole build ing was burned off, and the inside of the main building greatly damaged. The frame and weathcrboarding of the main building were left standing. The house was insured for $1,500, but it will probably take $2,000 or more to restore it to its former condition. A number of neighbors had gathered nit the scene of the fire before the fire brigade arrived and lent all the as sistance possible to the family in sav ing their household goods. All of their valuables and considerable of their best household goods were saved, but most of their clothing, bedding, etc., was destroyed or badly damaged. Mr. Story had $1,000 insurance on his household goods, which will probably cover his material loss, but it was a disagreeable experience and a nasty night tobe deprived of a home. For tunately they had good neighbors ready to come to their relief and house them. Monday afternoon another alarm was sounded. Some smouldering em bers in the "wrecked building had been fanned into,a blaze, but this was with out much difficulty extinguished. City to Oil Streets The Board of Aldermen at its meet ing last Monday night ordered three carloads of oil for street oiling, at a cost of 5 1-2 cents a gallon free on board at Farmington. The Board al so passed an ordinance laying the city off into oiling districts and provided for issuing tax bills against the prop erty according to frontage for oiling tho streets. This will compel all prop erty owners to bear their equal and proportionate share for street oiling, and will insure well oiled streets for the city. City Marshal Frank Highley ten dered his resignation and the Board appointed Jake Schaefer Marshal for the month intervening before the city election on April 3d. Judges of Election. the following persons were ap pointed to serve as judges of elec tion at the city election on Tuesday, April 3d: First Ward E. K. Hawn, Jerry Rion, Peter Schmitt, John Hartcr, Walter Burgess and W. L. backman. Second Ward I). F. Giessing, O. J. Mayberry, George Beatty, Harry Pease, P. G. Hunt and J. H. Waide. Third Ward E. S. McGee, Adam Neidert, A. H. Hemmelgarn, Henry Tetley, S. A. Byington and W. N. Fleming. Fourth Ward P. D. Giessing, A. G. Murphy, J. Clyde Akers, Carl Gaebe, H. S. Meyers and J. E. Klein. SUCCESSFUL SMALL BANK The Bank of Coffman held its an nual meeting last Monday and re elected its old directors and officers for the ensuing year. It also declar ed a dividend of 6 per cent on the capital stock and added $200 Wits surplus fund, which now amounts tg $1,500. This is the third dividend de clared by the Bank of Coflman since its organization five years ago. G. M. London spent the first of the week here with his family. He re turned to Miami Tuesday to look af ter his va3t mineral holdings there. Linn Rariden shipped a car of mules to the East St. Louis market this week. He Journeyed on to Jefferson City to see the legislature in action. We haven't said anything for some , the work. We are doing the best we time on the subject of bonding the 1 cn with 'he "8n revenue our annu county for road purposes. We want-!8' taxe? in- but ? j.8 Pjece-meal j i x , u , i work at best, and must be ddhe over ed the people to think over what we nnd ovei. again. We need B build. have said and to see the reasonable-' ing capital to begin with to do the ness and feasibility of tho plan. There work right and lastingly. That done, is not a man in the county who does a comparatively small road tax will not recognize the advantage of good ! pay the interest on the bonds, keep roads their economy no less than , up repairs and create a sinking fund their pleasure and the additional to be applied on the bonds. What if wealth they bring to any State or : the bonds do run for years ? We will county. Good roads, and better farms, get the good roads NOW, have the which naturally go with them, build use of them and leave them for the use up a community and attract progres-1 of those who come after us, and these sive people as no other improvement ! will help bear the burden of paying does; encourage better district ! off the bonds which will be no hard -schools and make them more accessi- ship for them, but a privilege, ble to your children; bring your mar- Nothing can be accomplished in ket nearer to your door; save in the building up public improvements by wear and tear of vehicles, horse piece-meal. Look at our splendid High flesh and enable you to economize and j Schools and improved district school save in many ways, and bring you buildings, with their modern heating, closer to your neighbor and promote i ventilating and health-preserving de that sociability and good f:iowship , vices! The cities and districts have wnicn are tne source ot the most pleasurable enjoyments of life. Haven't you thought of these things? Then do so. The good roads sentiment is growing all the time. Congress and our Legislatures are taking up the subject and devising means to carry that sentiment into practical effect, because their neces - sity is more and more recognized as our country grows in population and our productive capacity and the needs of the people increase. But good roads the small revenue derived from your may not be-had for the wishing. Like j annual school taxes, neither can a every good thing, that is worth while, system of good roads be secured with thcy cost effort, work and money; out following the same process Oh, but they pay a handsome dividend on ; yes, we can get along build a little' every dollar put into them in a right i this year and a little the next, and and practical system of road con- then go over them again and patch struction. There is not a county in the j up and try to keep them in good shape State that cannot afford to bond it- but it is costing us just as much each self for a reasonable amount for this j year as if we bonded the county and nnrnAca lu.lt ,1 - . . . r TIT . , - , . uu"1 L"eni rignt ai once. Are you St. Francois could afford to bond it-1 ready to begin ? Then start your pe seif for $500,000 for good roads pur- tition to the Countv Court asking poses and furnish every township with I that it order a special election to vote practically indestructible roads, the 'on the quesion and then vote up-keep of which would cost less than ' "Yes" and induce your neighbor to do we now annually expend in improve-.the same. The Times is aware of the ment and patching up. We would build, too, for posterity, and it is the right of posterity that we leave it an inheritance. Posterity, too, would help to pay for them and be glad to do so glad that its ancestors had the will and the wisdom to inaugurate Competent Men Should Preside The date for the annual city election will soon be here, and it is now most timely to be looking around for good and competent men to preside in the various city offices. On thf ability and competency of the various city offi cers will depend, to a very large ex tent, the progress that this city will make during their term of office. The administration of the affairs of the city will be practically in their hands for the next two years.- Therefore, it will ba to the personal advantage of every citizen of Farmington to get the best qualified men that it is possible to do In the various city offices. A few announcements for Marshal have been made, but, so far as The Times is informed, there are no an nouncements as yet either for Mayor or for Aldermen. While the Marshal's office is important in the administra tion of city affairs, and the right man in that place can find much work to be performed that is not always looked after, of far more importance are the offices of Mayor tind Aldermen, as on them devolve the actual management of the city's affairs, which is no small matter. With active, wide-awake, enterprising men in those positions, much can and will be done for th city's advancement and upbuilding that might otherwise be entirely over looked. Farmington is really one of the best little cities the writer has ever seen and we have inspected several. But it is entirely out of tho question to expect any place to be sufficiently endowed with possibilities and re sources that it will force such up building material to- the front without rome assistance. In order to give life to possibilities and opportunities they must be pushed forward into the sun light of publicity. There is no better way to accomplish such publicity feat insofar as a community is concerned, than to have in charge an enterpris ing, progressive, wide-awake Mayor and Board of Aldermen It is the positive duty of every good citizen to interest himself to that end. This is the time to get busy. Mayor E. J. McKinney has made a splendid Mayor and has at all times been wide-awake to the interests of the city and contributed liberally of his time and means to forward every public movement for the upbuilding of the town. He would be a good man to succeed himself, and there is no doubt that he could be re-elected with hands down, but, we are sorry to learn, that he has decided not to be a candidate for re-election. He feels that he has given as much of his time and labor to this work as he can well afford. Who is the next live business man who will offer for Mayor? PUBLIC SALE L will sell at public auction, March '!. 1917, on what is known as the am B. Herod place, 3 miles northeast f Desloge, the following property: 2 ork horses, 26 head of ca,ttle, fami ng tools, hay, corn, household and itchon furniture. It will pay you to tlendi LEEMAN COOK. M. A. PATTERSON, Auctioneer. . had to bond themselves to furnish and equip these buildings we could never had them without. Do you think they nave Dunaea wisely : can you look upon the advantages this policy 'has iriven to vour children and snv tW si is not work well done and worth all it cost? j As these could not have been brought to the perfection that you and ; your children now enjoy in them if ! vou had waited anH ,leeil,.,i fact that the County Judges are in a receptive mood on this great question, and that if a proper petition is pre sented to them that they will order an election to decide the matter. Thai; is all they can do. Others must see to preparing the petition. Splendid Work-, By Civic Club The Civic Club of Farmington is a community club, whose object is the betterment of our city. All citizens, men and women, should be members. Every loyal citizen surely desires to support an organization which has for its object the improvement of his com munity. The Civic Club would like to have every woman in thisttown as an active member. So come the first day of each month at 3 o'clock to the Li brary. The dues are $1.00 a year, and you will find your dollar thus invested well spent for it means a healthier, happier, prettier town. If the men have not the time to be active mem bers the Civic Club will be glad to have them as honorary members, help ing to support the organization, thus enabling it to carry on its good work in Farmington. A plan that has worked out beau tifully in many towns might well be tried here fr the improvement of Farmington. It is the utilization of vacant lots for gardens. This js done in many cities and towns by the school children and it is a suggestion well worth our attention. The children might, for instance, have a potato growing contest. To grow potatoes on our vacant iocs wouin not only im prove the appearance of the lots, which in many instances are now used as dumping places, but with the present price of potatoes would prove a great source of revenue. Owners of vacant lots who do not themselves wish to use such lots for gardens and are willing to allow others to use them are re quested to notify the Secretary of the Civic Club, Mrs. E. H. Horton. Judge Mitchell "On the Job" The Times recently told of how County Judge W. A. Mitchell was tak en off his guard last month, when he came in to attend a meeting of the court, by a "gang of suspicious look ing individuals" who besought him to perform a marriage ceremony of a couple who were in waiting, and had requested his services. The Judge thought he could smell the bait of a trap that had been set for him, and quite vigorously refused to "offici ate." Another couple made their appear ance Wednesday afternoon, however, in search of connubial bliss, while Judge Mitchell was on duty. Soon as they made their appearance he realized their need, and promptly threw himself into the breech. He rose to the occasion like a veteran, and soon made two "souls happy" and "two hearts bent aa nnp " Tf the Judge is endowed with any one thing aoove anotner it is progressiveness, and he will try anything once. And he annoarpd to rnthr nninv tha nay. formance of officiating, which was his moi. a .'Mill, uut tnose present iaiteu to "gt the laugh on him", as he con ducted the quailing pair through thoso iiying moments as tnougn to the man or born.