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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTON. MISSOURI.
PAGE SEVEN he Times MISS OPPORTUNITY YOU MISS SUCCESS Waiting For the Seventh Wave Is Foolish Wisconsin Firm's Scheme GIERSE BROS. ALBERT HILLIKER House, Sign and Decorative Painter Paper Hanging and Picture Framing Estimates furnished. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Come in and let us fig ure on your work. Phone Four. FARMINGTON MILLING CO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Flour, Meal, Bran and Ship-Stuff. The names of the flour that you get at home are: Golden Rod, Snow Drop, Blue Label and Farmilco Self-Rising. Phone 74 Farmington Laundry PHONE 375 Karsch's EXCLUSIVE SHOE STORE Everything for the Feet SHOES AND HOSIERY Lang & Bro. Mfg. & Mer. Co. CHEVROLET and rJUDSON Accessories and Supplies Repairing WE ARE SOLE AGENTS IN FARMINGTON FOR Phoenix Silk Hose, Holeproof Hose Curlec Clothing, Gossard Corsets Stephenson Underwear, Sterling Mus lin Underwear, Silver Collars. HENDERSON STORE COMPANY. Bank of Farmington Fnrminr( on. Mo. Capital Stock $50,000.00 Surolus and Profits . $90,000.00 Progressive and Conservative. Your business always appreciated, whether large or small. The Farmers Bank CAPITAL $35,000.00 SURPLUS $20,000.00 We take care of the needs of our cus tomers. Accounts of $1.00 and up solicited. CITY DRUG STORE Drugs, Patent Medicines, Druggists' Sundries, lonei rrepnrttnuiio, ci tionery and Candy. .Mound City Paints. Eastman Kodaks. THE REXALL STORE n.il anrrialtv of all kinds of FARM and GARDEN SEEDS and will be prepared to nil all oraers promptly. Although prices on many articles are very high, we will make the lowest possible price. FARMINGTON MERC. CO. E. M. LAAKMAN Dealer in DRUGS AND DRUGGIST'S SUN DRIES. Prescriptions a Specialty. St. Francois County Bank Invites Your Patronage. WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS, and 4 PER CENT ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. FIELu AND POULTRY FENCING, BARBED WIRE, BUILDING MA TERIAL and SOFT COAL. Tetley-Klein Lumber Co. Schramm B. & L Mfg. Co. Manufacturers of Carbonated Beverages and Ice, Ice Cream and Butter. Dealers m All Kinds of Coal. F. W. SCHRAMM, Gen'l. Mgr. at Farmington and Elvins. Try" OUR BUY-AT-HOME HOLSUM BREAD and BESTA CAKES FRESH EVERY DAY. COFFMAN CASH STORE Phone 91 Latest Styles in SUMMER FELTS at The Enterprise Do you believe in the "BUY AT HOME" doctrine? If yon do you should have a space in this department. It costs you but 25c a week. The subject mat ter will be changed each week. "Buy at Home" Dept. An Up to Date Merchant Who Suc cessfully Fought Fire With Fire Lo cal Dealers Request Consumer to Give Them an Opportunity to Figure. Can and Will Meet Competition. Copyrighted, 1014. by Thomas J. Sulllvnn.l If you want to succeed in the world you must make your owu opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for the seventh wave to toss him on dry laud will find that the seventh wave is a long time in coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or Influ- j ence. Business men, local and otherwise. In the entire country, are desirous of increasing and extending their busi ness, mid if they did not care to do this j they would not be in business. Can Successfully Cope. It is doubtful if there be a local re- j taller iu the country who could not successfully cope with the mail order and catalogue retailer would he but try. This the local merchant may not know, hut nevertheless it is an abso lute fact. There is a retail Arm in a town in Wisconsin which conspicuously displays upon its counters one of the cata logues of the largest Chicago mail or der houses, upon the cover of which is pasted a notice that it will furnish any article advertised in the catalogue as cheuply as the buyer can secure the articles from Chicago, and it lives up to the advertisement attached to the very letter. Mail Order House Seconds. The substantial local merchant knows well that the cheap stoves sold by the catalogue mall order houses are light weight stoves; that the iron beds shown in the advertisement mutter as massive frames with strong corner posts and heavy crossbars are light, frail castings, commonly known to the trade as "seconds," Which no honest or reliable furniture dealer would keep In his stock because he could not sell them to people who were given un op portunity to inspect the goods before pure baaing. It Is ouly on very rare occasions that patrons of a mall order house ever get the worth of their money when they buy from the pictures in the cata logue, while, on the other band, the local retailer, if he understands his business, buys his stock direct from the manufacturers and jobbers who have a reputation at stake and who supply goods of quality to their direct representatives, the retail merchants, throughout the country. . Prize Their Reputations. The responsible high grade, manu facturer and wholesaler will not under any condition or circumstance sell their goods to the catalogue retailer at any price. Many instances are known where catalogue houses secured by trickery a quantity of staple goods of standard make and advertised them us "specials" at. ridiculously low prices. The manufacturers, iu order to protect their reputations and interests, neces sarily had orders sent in for the en tire stock or quantity of the articles through persons iu their employ. They did not propose to have their articles, which were standard, advertised by the side of inferior articles of light weight and of decidedly cheap con struction. A Vast Difference. There are numberless articles which the catalogue house advertises as the best on the market, among which are paints, and it often agrees to fur nish an impossible guarantee with this class of goods. However, it is very noticeable -that it never at tempts to ship its paints into states that require a printed copy of the analysis of the contents of the pack age. The answer to this, of course, is that the goods are not as represented in the catalogue. The up to date lo cal merchant, of course. Is conversant with these facts and can explain them to his customers if given an opportu nity, and he can also, if he understands his business thoroughly, explain the vast difference between the goods sold by the catalogue house and those sold by him. Articles Challenge. Explanations. The cheap, flashy, flimsy article can never stand alongside of the honest reliable article without challenging an explanation. The business man who cannot meet this demand upon him is not up to date, and his education regarding the line of goods he carries should be touched up. If the home town consumers are aliv and awake to their own interest they can ' begin to educate the local merchants by demanding from them the information concerning the differ ence in the quality of thir goods and the goods of the catalogue retailer. If they are unable to explain they will also be unable to render efficient serv ice to their customers. It is time merchants of this kind wake np to the situation. FARMINGTON GREENHOUSES BUTTERFIELD'S CUT FLOWERS, PLANTS. FUNERAL SUPPLIES. STOP AND LOOK at some of these special bargains in Singer Sewing Machines. At the Second Hand Store. Sold on easy time payments. Machines rented by the week or month. S. P. COUNTS, Agent. The latest and most reliable styles and designs in MILLINERY may al ways be seen at MRS. S. C. WATTS SAVE your lambs and pigs by using "Salvet", the great worm destroyer. 75c, $1.25 and $2.25. Klein Grocer Co. Farminglon, Mo. HOG CHOLERA SITUATION From April 1 to July 15, hog chol era has been found a.nl placed under quarantine and control on 581 farms, in practically every county, is the offi cial report of State Veterinarian D. F..Luekey to the Missouri State Vet erinary Medical Association which convened here Wednesday, July 25. On the .r83 farms were 29,02!) hogs. 1445 other ow:icrs on adjacent farms were notified in writing that they were in da.iger of hog cholera. In vestigations in 212 additional diseased herds shewed other disease, that the owners suspected to be cholera, and included 45 lots affected with worms and lice, and 22 lots dying from cock lebur poisoning. Reports from the 204 veterinarians indicate that hog cholera conditions are much improved since April 1, when the new hog cholera control went into effect, and that there is far less hog cholera' today than last spring. Reports from some counties indi cate that spring pigs in infected neighborhoods are taking cholera. Withou fail, all pigs in infected or exposed herds should be immunized immediately after weaning. College of Agriculture.Columbia, Mo. NAVY LEAGUE The Farmington Unit of the Navy League is holding weekly meetings and is accomplishing considerable work in the way of knitting, It is al so going to make Comfort Bags for the boys in the navy, and collect clip pings of poetry, jokes, etc., to be sent to the different ships. The Unit is growing rapidly, as everyone who wishes to help, find this a practical way of doing their bit. The member ship includes Misses Mary and Em ma Lang, Mayme Gicssing, Kather ine and Suzon Gardner, Azzie Mc Mullin, Winston, Marian Giessing, Bornice McCarty, Kathcrinc Holliday, Louise Morris, Esther Gale, Alva Clay, Lizzie Giessing, and Mosdames Pat ton, Bleeck, Gardner, Nelson, Frank Weber, Waide, S. C. Watts, Cook, Henry Giessing, Schliesser, Isenman, J. P. Cayee, Walter Morris, Forsyth, Long, Tillman, Jones, Castleman, K. C. Weber, Sr., and K. C. Weber. Jr. The league meets every thursday at 3 o'clock in the High School. If you wish to do your bit, come and join us add do some knitting or other work for our navy. ALL COUNTIES GET STATE ROADS Under section 8 of the Hawes road law the system of "state roads" must extend into each of the 114 counties in Missouri. We quote the law, as follows: "Such roads shall be selected with due regard to directness and persist ence of routes, low grades, economy in construction and maintenance, prob able volume of transportation, and general adaptation to the needs of the people of the county and State at large; provided that each county in the State shall be included in the sys tem of "state roads". In making such selections, existing roads may be util ized, or new locations made, as may be deemed best in each case. State roads shall have a right of way not less than 40 feet wide." The selection of the type or kind of road desired is left with the proper officials of any county or civil subdi vision, or with "persons interested," subject to the approval of State and Federal departments. The State Highway Department insists that lo cal materials be used wherever pos sible, and where gravel with good cementing qualities is found, this ma terial is recommended in preference to macadam as a wearing surface. Have we not enough war expense to bear, without investing nearly a billion more in buying up all the bond ed whiskey in the country? CARNIVAL Now that mid-summer is past, it seems a fitting tune to carl attention to the fruit and vegetable carnival that the Parent-Teacher Association will hold in September. The Carnival will be held in the Domestic Science room in the High School, and the veg etables grown by the children, and canned goods and sewing done by the pupils above the fourth grade will be displayed, and premiums ottered lor the best of each kind. There will be two separate classes of premiums for each exhibit one for the pupils of the 7th and 8th grades and the High School and the other for the pupils of the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. The only exception to this is the premiums offered for the best made dress this is open on ly to girls of the 7th and 8th grades, and High School. The exhibits for which premiums are offered are: Vegetables 1. Best general display of vegetables, to include one of six mentioned be low. 2. Best one-half peck Irish potatoes. 3. Best peck sweet potatoes. 4. Best half-dozen tomatoes. 5. Best half-dozen beets. 8, Best half-dozen carrots. 7. Best quart lima beans. 8. Best half-dozen sweet corn. 9. Best 3 ears white field corn. 10. Largest and best head cabbage. 11. Best half-dozen sweet peppers. Canning. 1. Best display of canned goods vegetables, fruit and jelly one can of each fruit may be pint cans. 2. Cherries best can. 3. Apple butter, best one-half gallon jar. 4. Pears, best can. 5. Beans, stringed, best can. I!. Corn, cut, best can. 7. Pickles, best display. Baking. . 1. Best loaf bread, white. 2. Best loaf bread, graham. 3. Bcs: loaf -cake. 4. Best layer cake. 5. Best pan of rolls. Sewing, t. Best made plain dress. 2. Best plain suit underwear. 3. Best sample darning. 4. Best sample mending. Display of Manual Training work. There will also be a display of knitting by pupils of these grades. Anyone wishing instructions in knit ting may be at the High School on next Thursday after 3 o'clock. TO THE FARMERS OF ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY At Sedalia, on August 28 and 29, will be held the first State Convention of the Missouri Farmers' Association and it promises to be the greatest gathering of farmers in the history of Missouri. This is why Sedalia was se lected for the meeting place in order that the buildings and grounds of the State Fair might he utilized to ac commodate the crowds. There are at this time more than 1000 school house Farm Clubs in Mis souri. The first ones were organized about a year and a half ago but sinea that time they have spread out in ev ery direction with a rapidity which makes the Grange and Farmers Alli ance activity of the olden days seem like a mere side show. For instance, in Saline county which has 114 rural': school districts there is a farm club in nearly 100 of them and all are bound together in a Saline County Farmers' Association. In almost as big a way the movement has taken hold in Chariton, Lafayette, Scotland, Greene, Daviess, Franklin, Cooper, Macon, Montgomery, and many other coun ties which are rapidly falling in line. In fact, from present prospects, it marks the beginning of the greatest farm organization movement the Corn Belt has ever known and therefore it merits the attention of every thinking farmer in Missouri. The above movement should not be confused with the riubs recently or ganized by the Extension Dcp't of the College of Agriculture for they are entirely different and have been brought into being by farmers them selves. Nor do these farm clubs in tend to wage a fight against the coun try town, for while they take over the handling of feed, flour, coal, fertiliz ers, etc., they do not invade the regu lar commercial lines. On the contrary for the first time in the history of American agriculture, these farmers are girding up their loins to compel a "square deal" In the market place and hence their slogan, "Production Cost and a Profit" for the things pro duced by the farmers' sweat and toil. That it will mark the gathering of the "farmer clans" as never before in the history of the State and that the deliberations of this great convention will attract attention throughout the country especially at a time when Uncle Sam is fixing food prices and when the farmer is expected to feed the millions in the European trenches, as well as our own population these things are foregone conclusions. The meeting has been so timed that farm ers will leisure and the Executive Committee of the Missouri Farmers Ass'n asks every farmer in the State who owns nn automobile to load in his family and take in this great conven tion. It will be a delightful little va cation trip. Not only will you keenly enjoy seeing and hearing several thousand fighting Missouri farmers in action on the great problems which confront the farmer at this time, but what finer outing than an automobile trip across Missouri at a time when the cool days of September begin to freight the breexes? So begin to plan the trip right now and witness the greatest history-making meeting of farmers that ever assembled in the Corn Belt. For further information, address the Missouri Farmers' Ass'n, Columbia, Mo. Ask Anyone Who Has Used It. There are families who always aim to keep a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy in the house for use in case it is needed, and find that it is not only a good invest ment but saves them no end of suf fering. As to its reliability, ask any one who has used it. Obtainable everywhere. A WOMAN PIONEER At about the middle of the last cen tury, a widow of twenty-four, with a child to support, was teaching school in her native town of Royalton, N. Y., at a salary of $3 a week. Compensa tion of instructors was low in those days, but men filling positions like that of this woman, in the same town and in the same school, were receiv ing twice as much as she, and more. Her salary was half, or less than half, what Ciey received for no other rea son in the world than that they were men and she was a woman. This in vidious distinction is not so prevalent now as then, but it has not been alto gether eradicated. The young widow was Belva (Bennett) McNall. Rec ognizing the injustice of the discrim ination against her, she entered a pro test before' the school trustees, but they would not see it as she did. "I went," says she in her memoirs, "to the wife of the Methodist minister. The answer I got opened my eyes and raised my dander. She said, 'I can not help you; you cannot help your self, for it is the way of the world.' " This experience determined her fu ture career. Fortifying herself with a collegiate education, as she puts it, she decided to take up the cause of woman's rights, the name by which the struggle for suffrage equality was known then. and tor many years afterward. By tne time she was ready to take active part in the struggle, she found that many women of great ability nnd force of character had preceded her. In the next twenty years she found herself, indeed, a member of a group ronmosed of such women as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Mary A. Livermore, Lucy fetone, and Anna Dickinson, everyone of them a brilliant talker, every one of them a courageous fighter. Meanwhile she has contracted a second marriage, becoming the wife of the Rev. Ezckicl Lockwood, a Hap tist minister of Washington, and it was as Belva Lockwood that she be came known to the world. The advo cates of woman's rights just named devoted themselves, as a rule, and al most exclusively, to the task of ob taining for women equal political rec ognition with men, before the law Belva Lockwood. remembering her ex perience in Royalton, marked out a dlttercnt course ior nerseu. one would employ all of her talents and energies in breaking down tne bar riers erected against women in the legal profession, her thought being that through the courts, better than through the legislative bodies, or as well, at all events, could woman ob tain recognition of her rights. Hav ing secured a standing in the legal profession, she would bo in a position to plead for her rights before the courts, and she was bound to be, in that event, an important factor in se curing interpretations of the law fa vorable to her general rights as a citizen, political and otherwise. In the pursuit of knowledge, after grad uation at Genesee College, she acted as preceptress of seminaries at Lock port. Gainesville and Oswego, in New York. After her second marriage. she took up the study of law in the National University, worked early and late to acquire a degree, and, upon graduation, was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the Dis trict of Columbia. Then her real fight began. The courts of the country generally were closed to women practitioners. She went from state to state, and appeared before their Legislatures, arguing her right to admission to practice in their courts, although a woman, if found to possess all the other quali fications. Sometimes the Legisla tures, largely dominated by the in fluence of lawyers, were obdurate, sometimes they were disposed to yield; but, in either case, Belva Lock wood brought her cause before them again and again. "I never stopped lighting," she has written. "My cause was the cause of thousands of women. I drew up a bill admitting women to practice at the bar of the United States Supreme Court, and I had it passer Thi 3 wn3 a notable triumph. The Supreme Court being open to women, the opposition of the lesser courts of the country soon disappear ed. Since Belva Lockwood was ad mitted to practice at the bar. thou sands of women have followed her ex ample. Some of them have attained high places in the profession. Myra Bradwell of Chicago assisted her hus band. Judge B. Bradwell, for many years as editor of the Legal News. She was accounted an authority. Belva Lockwood was not only the first woman to practice before the United States Supreme Court, a fact which alone would have given her a sentimental celebrity, but she was a successful lawyer. One of the most notable among her legal victories was a settlement involving $5,000,000, which she secured for her clients In the case of the Eastern Cherokces vs. The United States. In 1884 she received the nomination cf the Equal Rights party of the Pa cific Slope for the presidency, and fours later a similar compliment camo to hor. She was not, however, in full harmony with the equal rights cause for the Equal Rights Party proper, for she never had conformed to the requirements of the organization; but at all times her work, as one who had blazed the way for independent womanhood, often in the face of rid icule as well as contemptuous oppo sition, has been gratefully recognized, outside as well as inside the equal suffrage movement. Christian Science Monitor. "The man who does not give his fullest co-operation to his country in this hour will die unhappy. Wood row Wilson, President of the United States. "This flag which we honor and un der which we serve is an emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majes tic silence above the hosts that execute those choices whether in peace or in war." Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States. AMERICAN EFFICIENCY German efficiency has been held up as a degree of excellence unattainable by a democracy, tne accompnsn ments of the United States since April 5th last refute the truth of the claim. In tne snort space oi time since that day the United States has accomplished the following': Declared a state of war as existing between this country and Germany; Seized 91 German ships and begun repair work on them; Authorized unanimously a war iunu of $7,000,000,000; Appropriated $fi000,0u0,0(W lor merchant shipping and as much for air fleets; Agreed to loan our Allies $3,000, 000,000 and advanced them a large proportion of that sum; Passed a selective draft law and in a single day registered nearly ten million men for military service; Enlisted 000,000 volunteer soldiers in the regular army and in the Na tional Guard of the States; Sent a Commission to Russia to aid Democracy there and a body of rail road men to Russia and another to France to advise and assist in rail road transportation in those coun tries ; Begun the construction of 32 camps for our soldiers; Sent to England a fleet of destroy ers and to France a detachment of troops; Authorized nnd now enforcing em bargo whereby our enemies will re ceive no more food or material from us; Passed a food conservation law; Organized many volunteer com missions and boards who are aiding the Government and the people in the speeding up of work, conservation of food, and other national movements; Drafted by lot 687,000 men for mil itary service; While the Government was accomp lishing these things the American peo ple have loaned the United States $2,000,000,000 and offered $1,000, 000,000 more, over four million citi zens subscribing to the loan. In addition they have given over $100,000,000 to the American Red Cross and $3,000,000 to the Young Men's Christian Association. All these things were accomplished while our soil was not invaded or ev en threatened with invasion and with out any disturbance of business con ditions. All was done with the calm determination and judgment of an earnest, patriotic people performing a service for civilization and man kind and maintaining the rights, the dignity, and the honor of the greatest nation in the world. The German leaders derided Ameri ca's entry into the war as a bluff. This is our answer. The German Imperial Government was nearly fifty years in perfecting its military efficiency. In less than four months the American Republic lias made such strides as to indicate that in less than two years' time the boasted superiority of German effi ciency will have been discredited. There is such a thing as American efficiency, and time will prove that German efficiency cannot withstand it, fighting as it la for liberty, justice anil humanity. THE FARMERS DUTY In this time of war there is a spe cial duty laid upon every American citizen. Some have to bear arms and risk their lives and safety on danger ous seas and on the battle fronts in Europe. Others must care for those of them who are wounded and in per forming that duty risk their lives al most equally with those who do the actual fighting. There are so many brave Americans performing such du ties for their country that those of us who remain at home in safety and se curity must needs feel the obligtaion on us to do our part. The farmers of America have an important duty, a vital national eco nomic function imposed upon them. They must provide food for our arm ies, food for our families at home and food for our Allies abroad. The great nnd vital importance of this service has been recognized and the farmers of the country arc directed to be giv en and will receive special considera tions in the matter of exemption rfom military service. The service that the farmers of America are to perfoim is in the high est degree patriotic, but it i3 to be profitable, too. Never before has the American farmer had such a market for his products or such tremendous purchasers as he has now in (he Gov ernments cf the United States and our Allies. And the funds with which these products are to be purchased are practically all raised by the sale of Liberty Loan Bonds. The President"! patriotic call to the people of America, made July 11th, will find a ready response from the fanners of cur country "No true patriot will permit him self to take toll of our soldiers' hero ism in money, or seek to grow rich by the shedding of their blood. will give as freely with as unstinted sacrifice as they. They nre Biting their lives. Will he rot at least give his money?" But buying a Liberty L-iai: Bocd !" not. making a gift. It la the safes; 1 1 investments, and considering also iin rate of interest, and nontaxable fea ture it is a remunerative invegtmeat of the first order. Some pronoun?? it the premier security cf the world. The farmers of America are given an easy way to serve their country, show their patriotism, and greatly benefit themselves. Money is needed to feed, equip, arm, and clothe our so' diers at the front. And money is needed, too. to buy the products of America's farms for our army and na vy and armies and navies of our Al lies. A great proportion of this money has been raised and is to be raised by the sale of Liberty Loan Bonds. The farmer in stlpporting the Liberty Loan serves his country, his people. and himself, and he serves, too, the cause of liberty, the cause of humanity and civilization. Bring in those aerial post routes. Expectant vacationists are anxious to get in touch with the folks back home by dropping them a line.