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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTON. MISSOURI.
PAGE FIVE LOCAL IWIE.NTI.Of4 School starts a week' from Tuesday. Paraffine at Laakman's Drug Store. H. W. Coffield was a Desloge visit or Sunday. R. L. Settle rcturneu Sunday from a several days visit in St. Louis. FOR SALE One rebuilt runabout, at a bargain, at Isenmnn's. Miss Ezell Howlett of Charleston is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Jennie Grun er. Attorney Philip Cole has been ap pointed secretary of the Young Men's Club. B. I. Morris made a trip to St. Louis Tuesday with two carloads of cattle. Charles Lyle, an attorney of Dex ter, transacted legal business here' Monday. Miss Leona Radle returned Tuesday from Valley Park, where she visited friends. Bruce Moyer, Constable of Ran dolph township, was a visitor here Wednesday. Justice Good establishes a record, having disposed of seventeen law suits this week. If you are not attending the Chau tauqua you are missing a feast of good things. Justice Good and Attorney Phillip Cole made a flying trip to St. Louis Monday night. Leroy Rcnnick. of Ulvane, Kas., spent the latter part of the week with his cousin, Mrs. rs. i. morns. , ci:. of t.oilimnn'i Drue 1 ocaW, vv. Store Kpv- .. M. ijaiiev was cuueu MJ oi.. i - - n . . nJ . U I Louis Sunday on account of the illness hi progressing nicely with I ofhisdaugther.M.ssAlheMay. , aKttemfance ana interst. TIk, If you need artificial teeth, call on mcetjng wjn continue until Wednes Dr. Walsh, as he guarantees a lit. j (!ay) Aug. 29. The several campers from here who ' LOST On Thursday, a blue silk attended the Baptist Assembly re- mesim dress, with marquezette and turned home the first of the week, ribbon trimming, between Farming- M. B. Clark, of Esther, was a Farm-; ; ..It.;,-,,. Wo. n(;r :iv and WnilC . mm hu flc i here made The Times office a call 20 per cent off on all Low-Cut Shoes. Farmington Mercantile Co. Mrs. E. T. Eversole, of Potosi, is visiting relatives and friends here this week and attending the Chautauqua. Miss Grace Newman, of Desloge, spent a few days this week here with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coffman. FOR SALE A good sucking mule. E. p. White, Knob Lick. 33-.rt. Henry N. Eversole and Miss Ruth Huff spent the week-end with Prof. J. S. Dearmont and father, in Cape Girardeau. Joe. Lutman and Lucy Hartzel of Desloge were married here Wednes day, Aug. Justice J. r. tmnun p ficiating. Miss Florence Radle returned the first of the week from Terre Haute, Ind., whore she visited her sister, Mr:;. F. G. Pearse. FOR SALE Maxwell Touring Car, 1916 model, used mostly as a demon strator. Price right. Insemnn's. Every Chautauqua number thus far has been splendid, and each succeed ing entertainment seems to be a lit tle better, if possible. Miss Reba Haile, of the Bonne Terre hospital, is spending a three-weeics vacation here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Haile. You have tried the res:, now try the best Nunnallv's Candy for sale by E. M. Laakman. Harvey Haile, Win. Gowcr, Reine Qucsnel, Ed Effrein. Rendall Holland, orH Clvde Phillips went to St. Louis Monday to enlist but were rejected. Mrs. George B. Rodgers of St. Fran cois delightfully entertained a group of friends at bridge Tuesday after noon. Several from here were guests. Full line of Window and Door Screens. You should not fail to sec and get prices before buying. FARMINGTON MERC. CO. Postcffice Inspector B. I. Caine was in town Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning inspecting the lo cal postoffice and also seeing about need of extra clerk. F. V. Isenman has tendered his resignation to the Bank of Farming ton, as he will leave Saturday to go into training in the Officers' Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, III. J. H. Johnson motored to Arcadia Heights Sunday and spent the day. He was accompanied home by his daughter, Miss Minnie Lee, who spent the entire tow weeks there. One-third off of regular list on all Straw Hats Farmington Mercan tile Company. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Robinson and children went to St. Louis Saturday to spend several days. Mr. Robin son returned Monday but Mrs. Rob inson and children remained for a longer visit. The County Court was in session yesterday morning and received the report of County Treasurer H. W. Coffield, which was submitted in good shape and was pronounced good by the Court. wamtfd Rnnrd and room for Business College students. Please ad vise Ozark Business College. Phone 188. Rpv. and Mrs. 0. H. L. Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Johnson at tended the Franklin Baptist Associa tion meeting at Flat River yesterday. The Association convened yesterday and will continue until tomorrow. T?iMa nf corn now resent the ap pearance of being impregnable for- ests, lmo wnicii it bpijoio n.ov .... possible to thrust an arm. Never be fore, in the writer's recollection, was the corn crop so abundant as now. Special reductions in Hats at the Enterprise. Mrs. U. D. Veil and children, of Poplar Bluff, wno nave Deen visiting Mrs Veil's mother, Mrs. L. C. Bar roll left for Ironton Tuesday to spend a few days with Mr. Veil, who is in Arcadia Valley for the benefit of his Rev. D. K. Forster and family spent Sunday afternoon and night here with Re. 0. H. L. Cunningham They had been in attendance at the Baptist Assembly at Arcadia Heights and were en route to their home in Doniphan. Rev. Forster is pastor of the First Baptist Church at that place. A number of distinguished visitors arc in attendance at the meeting of the Missouri Live Stock Producer:.' Association, which convened in this city yesterday morning. Interesting sessions are being held In the Circuit Court room, which are being addressed by those who have been eminently successful in live stock breeding. The Times has received an an nouncement of the marriage of Mill Majorie Kennett Peers to Captain Mitchell, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Gainesville, Texas, which is the home of the bride. The bride is a daughter of Val Peers, a former Farmington citizen, who has lived la Texas for a number of years. Sanol Eczema Prescription is a famous old remedy for all forms of Eczema and skin diseases. Sanol is a guaranteed remedy. Get a 35c large trial bottle at the drug store. G. M. London, after a visit with home folks and friends, left Wednes day for Miami, Okla., where he is in terested in that wonderful mineral field. He has severed connection with parties here whom he has formerly represented there. He is now alone in his ventures there, and will hereafter divide his time between that point and this, but will continue to reside here. Rev. R. J. Badgley of Irondale. who is conducting a meeting at Salem church, north of town, on Rev. C. R KinKe;.d.3 dr(,uit wa3 in town Sa, I urday and made The Times office an - . ., ,. . ... ton and Mrs. E. W Geer's farm. muui miuiu lu mia ..uii-u anu iv cpivn rnwnrH. Col. C. C. Simms on Tuesday sold his 113-acre farm, five miles e:ist of Farmington, to Bert Beard. Col. Simms took in the deal Mr. Heard's home on the northern outskirts of Farmington, for $3,500. The price of the Simms farm was $6,500. These two families will exchange homes on cr before September 1st. Capt. Ken nedy engineered this trade. When you have Backache the liver or kidneys are sure to be out of gear. Try Sanol, it does wonders lor the liver, kidneys and bladder. A trial i 3oc bottle of .Sanol will convince you. i Get it at the drug store. Dr. Robert M. Funkhouser, of St. Louis, and Dr. A. H. Darnel, of DeSoto, were in Farmington Tuesday looking after the prospects for securing doc tors to serve in the officers reserve corps. They had a meeting in the parlors of the St. Francois Hotel Tuesday evening, which was attended I by about twelve local physicians. Just what was don at the meeting we have been unable to learn. Woman's friend is a Largo Trial: Bottle of Sanol Prescription. Fine I for blackheads, Eczema and all rough skin and clear complexion. A real skin Tonic. Get a 35c trial bottle at the drug store. The Chautauqua tent Is splendidly located, being on the lot just east of the Orphanage. The manner in which the tent is pitched also shows the work of experts in that line. In case of rain even a storm one would be practically as safe under that tent as though they were in their home. So there is absolutely no reason why you should not attend these splendid entertainments and thoroughly enjoy them, regardless of whether or not it rains. FOR RENT A fine stock and grain farm, containing 200 or more acres of nice, level valley land, located 2 1-2 miles west of Iron Mountain, in Belle view Valley. Possession given at once- Apply to J. C. Roehrs, Belle view, Mo. G. S. Hcnsley, whose home is in Jackson, Cape Girardeau county, ar rived here Monday to enter upon his duties of assistant to Farm Agent A. I. Foard. Mr. Hensley is a recent graduate from the Agricultural De partment of the State University at Columbia, though for some time past has been employed in special worK in assisting farm agents. He is a young rtvin nf snlendid manners and pleas ing address, and will doubtless be of material assistance to Mr. Foard in these busy times in farm demonstra tion work. Do you get up at night? Sanol is surely the best for all kidney or blad der troubles. Sanol gives relief in 24 hours from all backache and blad der troubles. Sanol is a guaranteed remedy. 35c and $1.00 a bottle at the drug store. .TiidirR T,. E. Swink went to St. Louis Monday morning, to which place he also shipped a carload of cattle the same day. While in the city the Judge will buy a couple of sprinklers for use in the State Fair grounds. The Judge is a member of the State Fair Board, and while they have been rent snrinklers in the past, the Board nf Manners have decided that it will he not only cheaper, but better, for the State Fair to own its own sprinKiers The Fair will be held this year on September 22nd to 29th inclusive, and every effort is being made to make it the best the state has ever nau. CUT WEEDS AND HEDGES This is the month when all road ov erscers in Missouri are directed to cut weeds and brush found growing along the roadside. A drive into the country in almost any direction will show how negligent many road over seers have been in complying with this provision of the law. Hedges which are . not cut down to a height of fie feet should be tnmnea our ana the errowth will neith- er obstruct the view nor snaae me ........ -ry - . . Hedge rows given uus treat ; ment will yield many fence posts, and DEATH OF HARRY CANTWELL Wednesday's St. Louis Republic gave the following account of the life and death of Harry Cantwell, who was well and favorably known to many citizens throughout St. Francois coun ty, being a member of the mining company that first started develop ment of lead mining in this county, which has now grown into the great est lead mining district in the world: Harry J. Cantwell ef St. Louis, wno won and lost fortunes in the mining business, died last night at Hot Springs, Ark. For many years Cantwell was a spectacular mine operator. He was one of the first to realize the financial opportunities in the Lead Belt district of Southeast Missouri and amassed a fortune in lead and zinc. At one time he was head of the St. Joe Lead Co., which has declared millions in divi dends since the war in Europe began. Cantwell met with financial revers es in 1896. At that time he had ac quired many options on silver mines in Montana. In that period the Gran ite Mountain Mine had made millions for many St. Louisans. Cantwell's holdings in other mines we're not re munerative and he lost the fortune he had accumulated through his lead and zinc interests. William Jennings Bryan in 1890 urged the 16-to-l standard for silver. Many Democrats followed the gold standard, but Cantwell was a staunch supporter of Bryan in the 189b cam paign. Cantwell thought he should ac quire a newspaper in St. Louis to sup port the bimetallic principles of Bryan. Cantwell at that time had only about $100,000. Ho went to New York and tried to persuade William Randolph Hearst to join him in his plan to start a "silver paper" here. Hearst agreed to furnish $500,000 if the Granite Mountain mine owners would raise a similar sum. Cantwell tried to get the late L. M. Rumsey, the late Moses C. Wetmore, Charles McClure, the late Charles Clark and other "silver men" to finance the pa per. Cantwell failed to interest the St. Louisans. Co-operative Paper Printed. At that time a co-operative newspa per, The Evening Journal, was being printed on Elm street, between Fifth and Sixth streets. The reporters, printers and other employes were to receive part pay in cash and the rest in stock mostly stock. Cantwell called at the newspaper of fice and asked the manager if he could buy the paper. "Buy it!" retorted the manager, "we have nothing to sell but the type, cases and our stock; the press work is done outside." Cantwell went to the composing- room and made a speech to the print- crs. "Boys. I ll buy your paper and pay you casft tor your worK n you will turn the plant over," he said. There was a hurried chapel meeting: of the printers and they agreed to give the paper to Cantwell for $10,000 if he would assure eneh man a job. "When vou buv this paper," said the foreman, "you have got to take the printers and reporters with the type." This was agreed to ar.d the nextljn Missouri will serve as an example. day Cantwell sought a new home for The Evening Journal. He leased the building at 105 North Sixth street. In two weeks Cantwell graduated himself into an editorship. Ho wrote his own editorials and ran his paper as he himself saw fit. One editorial each day was written by Bryan him self and Cantwell began to advertise his publication as the only "real Bry an newspaper" in the nation. All the type was hand-set and Cantwell's weekly payroll was not in keeping with his bank account. When the free-silver campaign was at its height, Cantwell tried to get more money. The Democratic National Commit tee would not advance him a dollar. The "silvermen" who had made mil lions in Granite Mountain refused to "ante", to use Cantwell's favorite ex pression, but the Evening Journal's owner never let his employes realize how near broke he was. Cantwell loved the "ponies." He was fond of speculating on the races. One Saturday he confided to his sport ing editor that he must have $10,000 to meet expenses. "I am going to the Fairgrounds track with you and win enough ot pay the boys off," the editor said. He wagered $1,000 on the first fa vorite. He lost. He then bet -Dick Roche $2,000 on the first choice in the second race. A nose finish prevented Cantwell from cashing., Then he plunged the entire bank roH on the favorite in the third race. He tailed to even get a run for his money, as the horse was left at the post. Cantwell instructed his sporting ed itor to go down to the newspaper fo fice and tell the hoys there would he no Sunday paper, as she was dead broke. "Be sure and tell them," said he, "I'll dig up enough money to pay the hoys Monday." He kept his word. Cantwell for the past ten years had operated with varying success in the mining business. About three years ago ill fortune again came upon him. About 18 months ago he heard of lead being discovered at Miami, Okla. He went there and obtained several options from Indians. Luck again was with him. He struck it rich and but recently cleaned up $500,000. Then ill health came and a few months ago he sold out his holdings in 'Oklahoma. WHAT A FIFTY DOL LAR BOND WILL DO The proceeds of one fifty-dollar Lib erty Loan Bond will purchase: Thirteen 13-pounder shells for de stroying submarines. Four 5-inch shells for the same pur pose. One hundred pounds of smokeless powder. Eighteen gas masks for a like num ber of soldiers at the front. Enough coal to drive a destroyer one Hundred and twenty miles. Enough gasoline to drive a subma rine one hundred and fifty miles. A sailor's uniform outfit. Four months subsistence for a soldier. DEATH OF JENNIE A. KENNEDY Miss Jennie A. Kennedy passed peacefully from this life at 11:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. George W. Harlan In this city. She was 81 years old. and a sister of Mrs. Harlan. Gen eral debility, superinduced by advanced age, was the cause of her death. Deceased was born in this immedi ate vicinity, where she had lived throughout her long and useful life, surrounded by relatives and old-time friends. Her life was replete with du ties well performed, and death came as a benediction to a life of useful ness. The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 10:15 this morning. STRAYED OR STOLEN MONDAY, AUGUST 13 Small yellow Jersey cow, five years old, dehorned and unmarked. $5.00 reward will be paid for information leading to her recoverv. JOHN LEE, P. O. Box 688, Flat River, Mo. STATE SCHOOL FUND LARGEST IN HISTORY State Treasurer Middlekamp will begin in a few days the distribution of 12,086,886 to the public schools of Missouri in accordance with the ap portionment made by State Superin tendent Uel W. Lampkin. This is the largest amount ever given to the schools of Missouri and aggregate more than $2.25 per capita for each upil of school age in the State. In addition to the above there will be paid out for teachers, training in high srholos $87,009. and for rural High Schools $125,000. An educational fund of more than two and a quarter million dollars for the common schools is a monument to the wisdom and foresight of the democracy of Missouri, which has al ways fostered and encouraged the cause of education. AUGUST TEACHERS' MEETING The annual August county teachers' meeting will be held at the Farming ton High School building on the 30th and 31st ir.st. It is made by law the duty of every St. Francois county teacher to attend all sessions of this meeting. It is earnestly hoped that a full attendance will be secured. This will be the best meeting of the kind that we have ever had. Come! Learn! Grow! Enjoy! J. CLYDE AKERS, County Supt. of Schools. INCREASE IN TAXES TO COME FROM HIDDEN PROPERTY The taxpayers of Missouri need have no tear of an alarming increase m tax cs as a result of the operation of till Tax Commission lay. The experience in Kansas, where conditions of assess ment were similar to those cxistin. In that. State the first year after the Tax Commission was created the assessed valuation was increased 600 per cent, but the rates of levy were lowered that when the taxes were paid it was found that there was an increase of only 3 per cent which was but a normal growth, and this was due to the uncovering of hidden property which was made to reduce the amount previously paid by persons owning property that could not be concealed. FRIENDLESS "Gee Whiz," I hear the Kaiser 6igh, "I'm tired of war and all its works; 1 have no friend beneath the sky, out side, of Bulgars nnd of Turks. Before I sprung this world-wide scrap, to spread my kultur far and near, I was a rather well-liked chap, on this and t'other hemisphere. In all the arts I then excelled, I used to paint, ! used to draw; with admiration critics yell ed, when they my masterpieces saw. I used to write majestic hymns, and great musicians, when they heard, would go away on halting limbs, and shoot themselves without a word. used to follow useful ends, I plied the hisel and the lyre; ach, then my world was full of friends, who came long journeys to admire. My curves wore then so smooth and line, men tried to emulate my stunt; they brush ed their whiskers just like mine, and tiied to wear a War Lord front. Alas, those days are drowned in gore, and lyres have given place to dirks, and I must herd forever more with Bul gars and with greasy Turks. No mat ter who may win the fight, Herr Hoig or old man Kindegrad, the world will say to me, gocd night I'm in too bad, I'm in too bad." Walt Mason. jOrOyNcm-Sulpliatin!! Storage Battery 1 oATTtnlco IXSPECTEP rffttl ' Agents for Eveready Ford Starter and Del-Co Farm Light Plant C. H. Thomsen & Co. Farmington, Mo. if smevxciB 1; a Famous THE BARGAIN HOUSE SCHOOL OPENS In a few days. Have you all your supplies? Slates, Tablets, Pencils, Pens and Ink, and ev erything that you will need for the school year - AT FAMOU! CLEAN, HEALTHY WHEAT i SEED ESSENTIAL Sound, clean, healthy seed is tne first requisite for the largely increas ed wheat crop which the United States Department of Agriculture hopes to see harvested next year. Whatever the sourec of supply farmers will find it to their advantage, says the depart ment, to see that only good seed is planted. What has been said is equal ly true of seed for -the rye crop which the department hopes to see much larger than usual next year. If a farmer has seed from his own crop which is satisfactory so far as variety and general condition are con cerned, he should lose no time in get ting it into shape for storage until planting time. The fanning mill is the farmer's best friend in this task. The farmer, by all means should have such a mill and if he has not and is unable to obtain one, should borrow or rent his neighbor's mill, or sever al farmers can join in buying one. A fanning mill removes weed seeds, smut and shriveled grain and leaves nnlv nlumn kcr ;rncls, practically every . , , one of winch may 0e dependent, upon to produce a thrifty plant. After it is cleaned, however, the seed should be treated in order that the smut may be .,.i-.,l BMh ! lau liknlv to be I prevented by seed treatment, but the I use of the fanning mill will assist ma terially in improving the crop grown from seed known to have contained scabby kernels. If the farmer is dependent on out side sources for his seed he should buy from his neighbor if possible that he may be more likely to get seed well adapted to his conditions. It is advisable to buy as soon after harvest "'cis ana me .nam.au qua preyonwu as possible, as at this time prices are s meetings bing held. Please ar likeiy to be lowest. If the farmer dc-; range for your own mooting and call ys, his neighbors' may dispose of all heir surplus grain and he may l,e I forced to plant seed grown under con- ditions radically different from hit . .... H Virt fofmnr nntl-nni7M 1 CPlHtti- man he should insist on getting seed grown as near his section as possible. If seed is attected by diseases, care- ful inspection will usually disclose the fact. I he presence ot stinking smut in wheat is indicated by the odor and the presence of scab by the appear ance of tho kernels. Purchased seed should, of course, be cleaned and treat ed for the destruction of the spores of disease-producing fungi, if the exam ination shows this :o be necessary. In choosing varieties of wheat the farmer should be guided by the expe rience of his neighbors and the ad vice of his State Experiment Station. This is true also of rye, but there are available fewer varieties of rye than of wheat. The' stations can furnish comparative statistics on the yields and behavior of a number of varie ties of the two cereals. After tho grain farmer has produced a supply of oatisfcetory seed ha should store it carefully lu that it will keep in good condition and will be safe from the depredations of rats, mice nnd in sects. Bins which are supposedly rat proof are available on practically all farms and it will pay farmers to see that they are kept in good condition to keep cut tho rodents. THE LOCAL MARKET I Wheat, per bushel 82.00 Flour, per 100 lbs j.i:u ou Meal, unbolted, per busher.... 2.l5 Meal, bolted, ner bushel 2.20 Mixed feed, per TOO 1'js 2.46 Ship-stuff, per 100 lbs 2.90 Bran, per 100 its 2,05 Corn, per bushel 2.05 Oats, per bushel SQ Butter, per pound SO ar.d .35 Eggs, per dozen 30 Chickens, spring, per lb 20 Hens, per ft 14 Ducks, per ft 18 Bacon, per ft , 30 Hay, per ton $17.00 20.00 Dr. REALTY BLDG.. ROOM 8 Best dental work by the latest methods and guaranteed PAINLESS EXTRTRACTIONS A SPECIALTY Phones: Office No. Ill; Residence 273 - Kl!lltiillii:;illllli1lllillllllllllli;iuimiliw a , . , . 3 i.nurcn Notices z E aiiiimmmmniiiiiMMiiiiivimi'.imrmrl Christian Science. Subject of lesson sermon: "Mind." Golden text: Romans 8:27. Services are held each Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, in the New3 building. The Wednesday night meet ing includes testimonies of healing in Christian Science. A free public Reading Room and Lending Library, maintained in the same building, is open on Monday nnd Thursday after noons from two to four o'clock. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these services and visit the Reading Room. Lutheran Church H. Hailerberg, Pastor. Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. German preaching service at 10:30 i a. m. aunjeci or sermon: .nc ueuer i n-muin, owiv w T . I. ' A,, I mMa at 9 n Wl Ladies' Aid meets at 2 p. m. No evening service. Presbyterian Church R. S. Boyd, Pastor. Services Sunday morning a3 usual by the pastor. Union cervices in the evening at the M. E. church. Sunday Sch-ol at 9:45 a. m. Senior C. E. at 7 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday eve ning at n o clock. It is not possible to announce the to- ; attendance at the cottage prayer meetings i last week. Several con- J your friends tip. Of sure and rep 1 to Rev. Boyd tr.e attendance and pi aco j foL. weuk The funeral of Miss Jane Kennedy will be hclil 'n this thurch Friday w'uv I MISSOUKIA.VS WANT PEACE WITH VICTORY The New York American addressed the following inquiry to the Governor of Missouri: - "What consideration, in your belief, should this government give to the Pope's message on peace? What, in your judgment, is tho sentiment of the pcopie of your State concerning this matter?" Aning Governor Wallace Crosslcy senAhe following reply: "First: The head of the Boman Catholic church sways the sentiment of many miil:-':s and ha is supposed to yearn for peace. His message, therefore, is entitled to the most seri ous consideration. Second: The people of Missouri would webome world peace before their young men leave for the trench es; but if Pc;-c Benedict's suggestions are not in harmony with American purposes ar.d ideals, or if the ado lien of his r.tirgestions would strength en the autocracies of middle Europe, who may in the future as in the past, defy international law and bring a recurroncs of the present awful situ ation, our people are against the plan. Missouriars r.ra committed to the 'peace without victory' idea, and they have the utmost confidence in tho statesmanship and patriotism cf Pres ident Wilson. His ivtsi pvetaticn of the Pope's mosjatfe will bo Accepted as wise and correct" the Times etUl has the on iis full vi3od of tbJ ramify R. E. Walsh 8Ii ,1 HO 1 .' " FARMINGTON. MO. C2 health. 1 tne roca wl" impi"- v