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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTON. MISSOURI.
PAGE SEVEN The Times DEAD TOWNS AND HIGH TAXES Home Disloyalty is the Cause of Decay. What Great Nanoleon Said 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 HUDSON 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 TTnrminortnn. Mo. at $50,000.00 Surolna and Profits . $90,000.00 Progressive and Conservative. Your business always appreciated, whether large or amaij. The Farmers Bank CAPITAL $35,000.00 hTTRPT.11 8 ?'i"-v" We take care of the needs of our cus tomers. Accounts of $1.00 and up solicited. CITY DRUG STORE E. J. Lawrence, Mgr. Drugs, Patent Medicines, Druggists Sundries, Toilet Preparations, Sta tionery and Candy. .Mound City Paints. Eastman Kodaks. THE REXALL STORE We make a specialty of all kinds of FARM and GARDEN SEEDS and will be prepared to fill all orders 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 I'M. CENT ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. FIELD AND POULTRY FENCING, BARBED WIRE, BUILDING MA TERIAL and SOFT COAL. Tetley-Klein Lumber Go. Schramm B. & I Mfg. Co TWomi-f o.fnrfra nf Corbonated Beverages and Ice, Ice Cream ana BUiicr. ukmkib All Kinds ot ooai. 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 The new "Royal Society" and "Star" embroidery package at the The Enterprise Do you believe in the "BUY AT HOME" doctrine? If yon do yon should have a space in thte department. It costs yon but 25c a week. The subject mat ter will be changed each week. "Buy at Home" Dept. 6hould Tax Vico Instead jf Property. In a Rich, Prosperous Community Taxes Are No Burdi'n !n a Com munity Where the Local Town Is Dead Taxes Are High. Copyrighted, 1314, by Tbomas J. Sullivan. Taxing is un easy business. Auy new official can contrivo now imposi tions, any bungler can add to the olJ, but Is It nltogetlier vise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patieueo of those, who are to bear them? What a benefit the government would render the state, the city, tile vlllugo and hamlet If it would but tax vices Instead of property! Bonaparte said lie found vices very profitable. lie got Su.000,000 annually from the lovers of bruudy, and ho wanted to know what virtuo would pay him that much. Taxes Increasing Each Year. Taxes are the sinews of the state, and they are Indeed heavy, but if those laid by the government were the only ones we had to pay we might more easily discharge them, but we have ithers. and much more grievous to soma of us. We are taxed twiee as much by our gnorance. three times as much by our disloyalty and four times ns mucli by our folly, and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. The state, county and town levy and exuet a certain tax from every piece of property located within their bound aries, the amount depending upon the official requirements. In a rich, pros perous community, where marketing and manufacturing lend thiir stimulat ing influences, taxes are low. A com munity where the local town is dead taxes necessarily are high. The explanation is easy. The town which is prosperous has successful merchants with large and valuable stocks of goods; it has manufacturing plants and industrial enterprises of great worth; it has newspapers, bank ing houses and hotels, and, above all. it is a marketing center. The large amount and the high value placed upon this property materially decrease the tax demands made upon the farmer in that vicinity. Streets Paved With Jimson Weeds. Then take the other town, the dead town. What are tho cause and effect' The cause is lack of patronage, lack of industrial pride, disloyalty and igno rance of one's own condition and best interests. The effect? The town has become a "Jay" town. In the streets have grown Jimson weeds, the side walks have gone to decay, the stores are vacant and on air of poverty and dilapidation prevails. In this latter town ana the surrouna ing community taxes are high, prop erty values have decreased, and alto gether It is an undesirable place to live in, nnd the disposition of such property Is an impossible feat As we stand and survey the ruins of a once prosperous and promising city we turn to the once successful retail merchant, now standing tn tho door of his empty store, and ask for the an swer. Briefly he makes reply: "The retail catalogue houses. Our residents tn this community became hypnotized by their pictures and prices and misrepresenta tions, and this is tho result" On the Altar of Greed. They sacrificed their own interests nnd their own town on the altar of greed and misunderstanding. The farmer should easily compre hend that when a stock of goods in a stcre is depleted one-half or more it cannot be taxed for more than Its value, and In case the merchant for lack of patronage is forced to retire altogether from business then there? remains nothing to be taxed but the building. And what can it be taxed at provided a tenant who is willing to take a chance with his money cannot be found? Eventually the farmer will have to pay the taxes. This merchant formerly paid, and if the farmer con tinues throwing his patronage to out side concerns he will continue to re duce local values and increase his taxes. Reflect Too Little. Some fanners read too much and re flect too little depend too much upon r.thers. too little upon themselves. They make of their heads cold storage warehouses for other peoples laeas instead of standing up in their own independent godlike individuality Reading and rereading of mail order catalogues leave a man In about the same condition as Mark Twain's toad with its stomach full of shot What do the mail order houses do for the farmer? Do they relieve him of any of his tax burdens? No; they Just relieve Mm of his money. It is a case of representation without taxa tion, and we fear in time this manner and method of doing business will cause a revolution among the pro ducers and cousumers which will eclipse the American Revolution. We would suggest to the mall order catalogue houses that they shear, not skin, their sheep. 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. V 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 i the great worm destroyer. 75c, $1.25 and $2.25. Klein Grocer Co. Farmington, Mo. CONGRESSIONAL COURTESY There is a term In Washington of ficial life which everyone knows and respects Congressional Courtesy. It is a kind of you-scrateh-my-back-and- I'll-scratch-yours propcsition, under which Senators and Representatives exchange votes on each other's pet bills and resolutions, and by which the pork is often apportioned. And then there is anothed Congres sional Courtesy, which prevails in the public intercourse of the Senators and Representatives even in ine iniusi ui the most heated debate, although sometimes flavored with sarcasm. But there is still another Congros r.ional Cour.?sy. which you do not hear so much about but is most im nortant of all three the courtesy that Congress owes the country. Right now it would seem that certain mem bers of our national legislative body have forgotten that there is a third application of this honored term. The first is still lirmly fixed in their minds as was shown by the resolution to create a joint committee to supervise all Wtr expenditures. This was a bare-faced ailempt to overthrow the Council of National Defense and cre ate the biggest pork-barrel ever. There is only one thing to do abcut this and only one way to awaken Congress to a realization of the fact that the country has not forgotten that there is a courtesy due it. The voice from home will turn the trick! The National Security League, us ing as its watch-word the last public utterance of the late Joseph H. Choate, its honorary president, "For God's sake, hurry up!" has issued an appeal to the people of the country to write and wire their Senators and Representatives urging them to cease their bickering and petty squabbling ?.nd get down to business. We hope our readers will do this. The one im portant thing above all others today is the speeding un of the war program. On our haste depends the length and possibly the actual outcome of the war. EXTENSION WORKERS IN DEMAND The demand for extension workers of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture to lecture on food con servation and production is constant ly increasing. Within the last few weeks they have visited farmers' meetings, meetings of women's clubs chautauquas. farmers' picnics, busi ness men's and bankers' meetings, and various other gatherings. Two ex tension workers. Miss Bab Bell and Miss Nellie McGhee, recently made a tour in a special car, which was known as the women's Patriotic Service Spe cial, along the Missouri Pacific Rail way in Central and Southeast. Mis souri. They visited twelve towns be tween August 13 and August 23. Miss Bell gave a series of lectures and demonstrations on the composi tion, cost, and relative value of foods. She used m these lectures and demon strations an exhibit of 45 staple foods She discussed the materials needed bv the body and indicated foods which will furnish those materials. She al so offered suggestions which will en able the housewife to avoid duplica tions and to substitute cheaper foods for some of the more expensive. Miss McGhee's lectures and demon strations were confined to drying fruits and vegetables and the various tvnes of dryers. Her equipment con sisted of a home made drier and an exhibit of various dried fruits and vegetables. 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 ho end of suf fering. As to its reliability, ask any one who has used it. Obtainable ev erywhere. :: COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE :: ELVINS J Henrv Davis and wife visited friends i here Saturday. Mr. Davis has been at ! Fort Rilev. where he has been in the ! Officers' Training Camp. He received ! a commission as Second Lieutenant, i Mrs. Davis has been at Manhattan. Kansas. Mrs. Carl Lupkcy spent Sunday with home folks in St. Louis. Mrs. II. Rudy of Bonne Terre visit ed her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Reece, the latter part of last week. Tom Rivers, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Diemer for the past (hrce weeks, returned to his home In St. Louis Saturday. Miss Agnes Buss of St. Louis was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. B. R. Whitehill, several days last week. Miss Sophia Clinton, suleslady for the Ishell Store Company, is on the I sick list this week. Miss Viola Black is working in her place. Byron Riss of Bismarck has ac cepted a position in Recce's Drug Store. Omar Conway, who has been work ing Fredericktown for the past three weeks, returned to Elvins Wednes- Mr. nnd .Mrs. Koy Moon ot jones boro, Ark., visited friends in Elvins Thursday. Mr. Moon was recently ' tended the party at John ihurmuns married to Miss Lovey Turner of .good time. Jonesboro, one of the city's most pop-1 Mrs. Fred Basher and children of ulor and talented young ladies. They Festus is visiting J. A. Budier and arc now on their honeymoon trip. Mr. family this week. Moon was formerly of Bonne Terre Several from here attended the ice and is viatiing home folks there this cream social nt the Shed Saturday week. i fi'Rht. Politte Elvins left Saturday fori Tom Horn of Leadwood was a Spring Lake Beach, N. J., to rejoin I guest of friends and relatives here his family who have been there for ( Saturday. several weeks. They expect to return Monroe Nash was a Festus visitor to their home in Bonne Terre the i Saturday afternoon, first of September. W. H. Burt visited his daughter, Hugh Valle has resigned his posi-! Mrs. John Manwarring, in Bonne Terre Hon Rorve's Drue Store and ac-1 Saturday and Sunday. ccpted n position with the Federal I Lead Co. Master Louis Campbell of St. Louis was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Diemer Saturday. I. N. Threlkeld transacted business in St. Iouis several days last week. G. W. Tidwell of Fredericktown was the guest of his brother, Dr. G. W. Tidwell, nnd family Thursday. Carl Lupkey transacted business in St. Louis Friday and Saturday Mrs. John Delcour was a Farming-! ton visitor Thursday. J Jos. Shv was the euest ol relatives! here last week. He received a com- mission as Second Lieutenant at Fort Rilev and is now on a two weeks fur-1 louedi. after which he will leave with other officers for France. Mrs. H. A. Miller nnd daughters, Mildred and Dorothy, who have been I visiting relatives in indinnapoiis, in diana, for the past three weeks, re- turned home Thursday. i Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Buckner left last1 week for a two weeks visit in Colora- i do and other Western States. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Midden- dorf, August 15th, a fine girl. Lester Prsenell, who has been visit ing hi3 brother, Roy, for the past week, returned to his home in Liber- tyville Saturday. Dr. ti. W. t idwell and tamily, li. w. Tidwell of Fredericktown and C. G. Carr attended church in Bismarck Thursday evening. Mrs. Joseph Diemer visited iricnds n St. Louis Thursday and Friday. Miss Hay Dumber of St. Louis was the guest of her sister, Mrs. B. R. Whitehill, last week. Homer and Harold Lupkey of Her- culaneum were the guests of their brother, Carl Lupkey, and family last week. Miss Sarah Madolia of St. Louis is the guest of Mrs. Harry Miller this week. Mrs. H. L. Calvird was an Esther visitor Thursday. We are glad to report that Law rence Maurer, who recently went to St. Louis to receive treatment tor rheumatism, is much better. Mrs. Jos. Propst was a Hat River visitor Friday. The A. R. T. class of the Methodist Sunday School gave a social in the O'Dell building Tuesday evening. Ice cream, cake and candy were served. The proceeds will be donated to the conference collection. Miss Jenette Whitehill delightfully entertained a number of her friends Saturday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. is. K. Whitehill, on West Main street, the occasion being her tenth birthday. Various games were played. The most amusing feature of the alternoon was pinning a necktie on Buster Brown, who was tacked to the wall. As some of the girls were smaller than others, the guests were divided into two divisions and a first and sec ond prize offered to the winner in each division. Miss Lela Brown received first prize in one division, which was a pretty bead necklace. Lorine Sutton received the 'booby' prize. Helen Hartshorn received first prize in the other division, which was a beautiful fan. Miss Agnes Buss received the 'booby' prize, a ball. Delicious re freshments were served, which con sisted of ice cream, cake and fruit. At 5:30 the guests departed for home, wishing Miss Jenette many happy re turns of the day. Those present were: Jesse May Tidwell, Helen Hartshorn, Hulda and Ira Lindeman, Lavinia and Violet Hampton, Lorine Sutton, Lela Brown, Blanch McFarland, Milbury Howell, Edna and Mildred Short. Bes sie and Alma Propst, Alma Elsman and Miss Agnes Buss. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. French of Iron dale spent Sunday with Mrs. French's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lovvorn. Mrs. R. T. Goulding of St. Louis was the guest of her sister, Miss Louise Brown, last Thursday. Mrs. Alice Elvins has accepted a position as saleslady at Howell's Store. F. J. Heaton and family of Jones boro, Ark., who are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Harry Silsby, at Mitchell, spent Sunday with relatives and friends here. Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson and Miss Martha Runk were St. Francois visitors Sunday. The soldiers who are on duty here and the Elvins baseball team played an interesting game of baseball Sun- day afternoon. The Elvins boys were victorious, the score being 28-29. Mrs. Chas. Berryman is on the sick list at this writing. Tom Davis of Leadwood visited rel- auves nere ounuay. John BUTCH visited relatives in Leadwood Sunday Mrs. Roy Haynes and children were guests of Mrs. Haynes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Politte, Monday. Ruby Propst is on the sick list at this writing. VALLE'S MINES Mrs. Pete Turley of Leadwood is visiting at the homo of C. Statzel this week. Miss Clara Whaley of Prospect visited her sister, Mrs. A. H. Whaley, the latter part of last week. Mrs. Erne Turley and children and Mrs. Mayme Turley and children and : Misses' Anna and Ada Heaton spent Saturday afternoon at the home of! L. Richardson. Henry Politte of Bonne Terre was a guest at the home of P. Patty Sat urday and Sunday. Ellis Rowe of St. Louis visited rela tives here the latter part of last week. Carl Sykes end Charley Hushcr at S. A. Sykes was a DeSoto visitor one day last week. John Eaton of Desloge was out on his place Sunday. Mrs. Willis Turley and Mrs. Roy Turley and baby of Bonne Terre vis ited Mrs. Lizzie Turley Saturday and .Sunday Mrs. Ed Richardson and children were guests of relatives in Leadwood the latter part of last week Miss Uustinn lurley was tne guest of Mrs. E. Turley Saturday and Sun- any. Mr. anil Mrs. I.. Kicnamson anu cnu dren visited relatives at Hazel Run Sunday. Mrs. B. Rouggly nnd daughter, Miss Edna, and son, Roscoe, visited her son, Alvin Rouggly, ot French Village, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Long and son and or, nnu airs, unver oyKes oi i-i.h River and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Last of Bonne Terre visited Mr. and Mrs. S. A. sykes Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Buns were River- side visitors Sunday evening. W. Holmes of Festus was the guest of friends here Saturday and Sunday. Several from here attended prayer meeting at Rouggly Sunday night. Misses Edith and Sadie Rowe were guests of Miss Blanche Sykes Sun day. Mrs. Barbey is on the sick list this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. Harvcrstick and Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Frailer visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Sun day. Mrs. A. H. Whaley and children were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. Waterlo Sunday. Homer Rhodes was r. guest of W. E. Heaton Sunday evening. Misses Lizzie. Ethlyn, Gertrude and Gladys Watt, Edith and Sadie Rowe, Messrs. Lon and Geo. Moore, Tom Horn, Earl Sykes and Charley Busher attended the party Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Richardson and family were guests of F. M. Richard son and family Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. F. Harverstick and children visited J- Harverstick Sunday evening. Misses Olga and Elsie Heaton were guests of Misses Mae and Leona Ca ter Sunday evening. Jake Busher and Emmett Rouggly spent Sunday on the Plattin. Mrs. Effle Turley and children vis ited at the home of Henry Turley Monday. Mrs. Ollie Nuss'naumer and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Appleberry this week. Miss Cora Busher was a Bonne Terre visitor Monday. Mrs. Fred Busher, who has been visiting at the home of J. A. Busher, returned to her home in Festus Sun day evening. Mrs. Ed Richardson visited Mrs. S. A. Sykes Monday. COFFMAN Mrs. John Gegg spent Sunday with her daughter. Mrs. Wm. Smith. Wm. Smith and family and Mrs. Gegg spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. Smith's brother and father. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Harter and children, Gertrude, Opal and Linda and Leo Basler were guests of Antoine Valle and family Sunday afternoon. Leo Bieser was u caller at Antoine Vallc's Sunday evening. Mrs. Henry Rickey and children re turned home Sunday evening frcun Lutesville, where they spent two weeks with her parents. Ben Graham, C. J. Bauer, James Bauer, Miss Ophia Graham and Hilda Bauer motored to Ste. Genevieve Sun day. Mrs. C. J. Bauer visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim Haney Sunday. Mrs. Jim Haney and Mrs. C. J. Bauer spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Ben Graham and children. Several people from this community attended the 3ale of Mr. Bauer's Mon day. Dr. Haney's children of Flat River spent last week with their grandpa rents and other relatives in this com munity. Miss Lcana Ponder of Charleston is visiting relatives in this community at this writing. Miss Mary Snider returned to her home in River Aux Vases Wednesday from Mr. Tucker's, where she had been employed. Hugh McFarlar.d has employment at Tucker Boyd's. Mrs. John Gegg was a guest of Mrs. C. L. Bauer Wednesday after noon. Miss Mary Schneider spent several hours with her aunt, Mrs. C. L. Bauer, Wednesday afternoon. James Bauer, H. Heberlie and Mrs. Emmett Heberlie were shopping in Farmington Friday. The party, which was given near Cold Water, was attended by several from this neighborhood. PRIMROSE Those who were entertained at tho home of Wm. A. Moon Sunday were: Mrs. Hattie Berryman, Miss Myrtle Pettcs, Lass Cash, Floyd Lawson, Lawton Crossman, Albert Moses, Fir min and Walter Pette.'.. Mrs. Neal Ccle and little daughter of near Prospect were shopping in Bonne Terre one day last week. Rev. Geo. Steele preached at the Prospect school house Sunday morning and evening. Mrs. Lucy Goodin was a guest at the home ot Win. A. Moon one eve ning last week. Mrs. Walter Crossman and children of Bonne Terer visited in this vicinty ore day last week. Piston Roberts was a Bonne Terre visitor one day last week. Ellis Moon made a trip to Bonne Terre Friday morning. Miss Denial: Moon spent the week-. end in Bonne Terre isiting friends and relatives. Manuel Moses made a trip to Bonne Terre Fridny. Corn and other crops are certainly looking fine. Oats and wheat turned out well. Almost everyone tn this neighbor hood are through threshing at this writing. We arc having some nice weather now. Robert Boring of F'iat River motored out here Saturday night. Mrs. Oliver Cole is ill at this writ ing. Prayer meeting was well attended Sunday night. Miss Nellie Moon was leader. Several from Melzo attended pray er meeting at the T. M. B. church Wednesday night of last week. Jack Nash was a business visitor in Bonne -Terre one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Murphy and ba by of near Big River attended prayer meeting here Sunday night. Sunday will be the regular month ly meeting day at the T. M. B. church. Everybody is invited to attend and worship with us. Several from Melzo attended the dance at Wm. Snyder's last Saturday night. We have been informed that Dan O'Sullivan, and family are going to move out near French Village. Roscoe Blackwell of near Prospect was in Bonne Terre Friday. Lass Cash and Lawton Crossman were business visitors in Bonne Terre one day last week. A DELIGHTFUL TIME On last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. H. S. McFarland of Frankclay entertained a large number of friends in honor of their (laughter, Miss Se ba's twenty-first birthday. She received many beautiful pres ents. Dainty refreshments were serv ed of ice cream and cake. Many delightful games were played, and all left at a lute hour wishing Miss Seba many more happy birth days. Those present were: Misses Pearl White of Bonne Terre, Settie McFarland of Leadwood, Stella Clay of Oklahoma, Lucy and Gladys Thorn ton, Myrtle and EfFie Fairchild, Etta and Hattie Turley, Lucy Moore, Jodie Compton, and Nellie and Opal Mc Farland; Messrs. Gerald Belknap, Ralph Blemel, Linn McMullin and Robert Willet nf Bonne Terre, Steve Rindeer of Milwaukee, Jesse Glore, Eugene Jones, Houk Jordon, lrvin Landy, Henry and John McFarland, Arthur William:;, Louis and Jim Law son of Frankclay, Roy Ketcherside of Desloge, and Mrs. Jeff Turley and son, Howard, and sister, Miss Kate Mitch ell. Communicated. REMOVE ADVERTISING SIGNS The new road law provides that all advertising signs must be removed from trees growing along the public road. There is a dcuble check on this provision, since the law directs all road overseers to remove all signs, :.nd also directs the County Highway Engineer to Be that the law Is en forced. Moral: When yau want to ad vertise, use the cdumnn of thir paper. ROAD DRAG FUNDS The State Highway Board makes a direct appeal through the columns of this paper to cur citizens who, reside along inter-county seat highways to report any failure on the part of the road drag con-.mis doners to have their read properly dragged w otherwise Improved. The euro ef S15 ser roils has been appropriated out of th- State Read Fur.d to drag or other wise Improve every rails of ir.'jcr county scat rco but in many coun ties the mrney appropriated for a specific road has been u?ed by tVio comrninion to drag or otherwise im prcve seme stie'eh of favored read way in the county. "This practice must be stopp:-.":" declared A. C. McKibbin, Secretary Of the State Highway Board, in a letter forwarded to all road drag eornraia I sionevs this week, The abuse of th system is illustrated by reciting ths ' action of the road drag BORUaission i:i a county c. uth or the river, where a sum of more than $800 appropriate:! in four years for a certain road wM used by the commission in a different section of the county. If any of the inter-county seat roads in this county have been neglected in the manner in dicated, it is the duty of residents thereon to report the matter direct to the State Highway Board. "The mills of the gods grind slow ly." A woman who had posed as a man for a number of years in Ohio had the deception brought to light, through the draft.