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The Farmington times. (Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo.) 1905-1926, May 24, 1918, Image 3

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Catarrh of Throat
MIm Amalle Buslcka, 1449 South
wn Dt, umana, NeDraaka, writes:
"I have differed with catarrh of the
throat I caught cold and It settled
in my throat, and I coughed badly
and waa very weak. I could not aleep
and had no appetite. I had two doo
tora, and had taken ao many different
medicines and teund ns help. I ttossfct
I will have to give up; but at latt
my mother red about Parana, so I
thought ot trying that treat medloine
Peruna. I cot a bottle of It and In
about four daya I almoat stopped
coughing, and after a while I surely
found relief, and from that time we
are not without Peruna in our home."
i Jefferson City, Mo., May 20. An
effort of County Assessors to get a
personal explanation from Attorney
General McAllister, State Treasurer
George Middlekamp and Secretary of
State John L. Sullivan as to why they
struck down the valuation of property
in the State more than $1,000,000,000,
faijed today when the three members
of the Board of Equalization declined
to attend a conference of the Assess
When the three members failed to
respond to their names on the pro
gram here was a general agitation
among the Assessors' for a commit
tee to wait on them.
Invitation Is Rejected.
A committee composed of Assessor
R. L. Gray, of Moniteau county, As
sessor Fred R. Rollins, Platte county,
and Assessor John Crawford of Bucn
anan county, was appointed to extend
a special invitation to the members.
They came back with this note from
the three:
"We appreciate the courtesy of your
invitation to address you and regret
that at this date our lack of time
renders any real discussion of the sub
jects of which you are interested im
practicable. "Our recent action as members of
the State Board of Equalization indi
cates to you our views on that sub
ject. Dvmand Full Values
"We hope you understand our bosi-
t.ion and wc assure you we will gladly
render you any assistance wo can."
A resolution was presented by
Jamos Y. Player of the State Tax
Commission for tho Assessors to again
assess at full value this year. It was
tabled after the Assessors said they
realized that it was the law, but said
their work would be futile so long as
McAllister, Sullivan and Midjckamp
would strike down the assessments to
ihe fractional basis.
Give to the Red Cross
We want several good live Monu
ment Agents in St. Francois county,
Missouri, to represent established and
responsible MONUMENT FIRM,' sell
ing Granite and Marble Monuments
direct to the trade. Liberal pay to
good, live hustlers. For terms, etc.,
write, giving references, to
The T. L. Moore Monument Co.,
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
High-class, up-to-date Canvassing
Outfit furnished to responsible
agents. 20-3U
Give to the Red Cross
Best Remedy for Whooping Cough
"Last winter when my little boy
had the whooping cough I gave him
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," writes
Mrs. J. B. Roberts, East St. Louis,
111. "It kept his cough loose and re
lieved him of those dreadful coughing
spells. It is the only cough medicine
I keep in the house because I have the
most confidence in it." This remedy
is also good for colds and croup. Ob
tainable everywhere. (adv.)
Give to the Red Cross
The Treasury Department has ex
tended to Great Britain an additional
credit of $75,000,000, making the total
of American loans to that country
$2,795,000,000, and the total to all co
belligerents $5,363350,000.,
Give to the Red Cross
Above All
In the jewels, silverware, watches, clocks, etc.,
that you buy you demand and desire dependable
quality. This you invariably get when the goods
are bought at
The Tetley Jewelry Co.
Added to the honorable traditions of nearly .
half a century of business dealings with the St
Francois county public is the spirit of progress and
observance of all that is
rt limn tiiiclnacc
Musical Instruments and Sewing Machines
of Standard Worth and Quality.
Not Sleep
if Cut
We Alwayt
Have PERUNA in tho
Home. '
Thoaa who object to liquid medi
einas oan prooure Parana Tablets. -.
$5,877 HUN BONDS
An inspection of the inventory of
thevestate of Herman H. Wintzer,
former treasurer of the Meyer Supply
Co., 22 South Main street, revealed to
day Wintzer held German fourth war
loan bonds of the value 'of 32,000
marks against one American Liberty
War Loan bond costing $100. The
German bonds, in American currency,
cost' Wintzer approximately $5,877.
The present value of the bonds is un
determined. Wintzer lived at 3520
Sidney street
Receipts show Wintzer on June 29,
1916, purchased German war bonds
valued at 22,000 marks, and that on
the following day he purchased 10,
000 marks more.
Another receipt, dated October 9,
1917, shows he purchased one $100
liberty bond through the Southern
Commercial Savings Bank.
Inventory of the estate places the
value at $78,044.13. Recapitulation
by the appraisers reduces this valua
tion to $47,059. .
The will provides that $10,000 shall
be paid to the mother of Wintzor,
Mrs. Marie Wintzer, of Hamburg,
Germany, in return for 40,000 marks
given him for investment. To his sis
ter, Frieda Wintzer, he willed $15,
000. Ernst and Rudolph Wint.er,
brothers, are given smaller an'.ounts.
Max W. Schroedor of St. Louis, a
friend, is given personal effects.
Adolph A. Meyer is executor, serv
ing without bond in accordance with
the proMsion of the will.
1 he remainder of the estate is to
be held in trust for Mrs. Wintzer who
will receive the income during h-jr)
life time. At her death the trust, re
verts to tho three other heirs.. Star.
Give to the Red Cross
Gardeners all over the State are
troubled this year with insect pests
which in many places are damaging
the crops seriously, according to spe
cialists of the University of Missou
ri College of Agriculture. More com
plaints than usual have been made be
cause the number of gardeners who
have not had experience with insects
has been greatly increased this year.
The College has prepared Extension
Service Circular 15, which covers the
control of all important garden insects
in Missouri. 'Persons whose gardens
are attacked by insects may obtain a
copy of this circular free of charge
upon application to the College of
Agriculture, Columbia, Mo.
Give to the Red Cross
Be amiable, cheerful and good na
tured and you are much more likely to
be happy. You will find this difficult,
if not impossible, however, when you
are constantly troubled with consti
pation. Take Chamberlain's Tablets
and get rid of that and it will be easy.
These tablets tfot only move the bow
els, but improve the appetite and
strengthen the digestion. Obtainable
everywhere. (adv.)
Give to the Red Cross
1Y1 Keep the family free
from colds by using
up - to - date and desirable
Weekly War
War Department Fixes New Board to
Consider Inventions.
To secure prompt and thorough in
vestigation of inventions submitted to
the War Department an "Invention
Section" has been created. All inven
tions of a mechanical, electrical, or
chemical nature submitted for inspec
tion, test, or sale are now considered
by this section.
Any person desiring to have an in
vention considered should do so by
letter, giving in order the following in
formation: .Name and object of the
invention, any claim for superiority
or novelty, any results obtained by ac
tual experiment, whether the inven
tion is patented, whethe remuneration
is expected, whether the invention has
been before any othor agency, whether
the writer is owner or agent, the num.
ber of inclosures with the letter. A
written description and sketches or
drawings of sumciont detail to afford
a full understanding of the cases
should also be submitted. Should the
invention be an explosive or other
chemical combination the ingredients
and processes of mixture should be
The Inventions Section will not bear
the expense of preparation of draw
ings and descriptions, nor advance
funds lor personal or traveling ex
penses of inventors.
Any matter submitted will be treat
ed as confidential. The inventor will
be notified of each step taken during
the investigation of his invention. All
communications should be addressed
to Inventions Section, General Staff.
Army War (jollege, Washington, u. U,
Ulve to the Red Cross
Use of Sugar by Manufacturers Is
' Curtailed.
Manufacturers using sugar, except
to make essential food products, have
been on strict rations, the united
states r ood Administration announc
es, in order to assure sufficient sup
plies for home canners and tie com
mercial manufacturers of preserves.
jams, and other food stuffs regarded
as essential. The restrictions went in
to effect May 15 and limit the con
sumption by manufacturers of the
less essentials, particularly confec
tionery and soft drinks, to 80 per cent
or last year s requirements.
Manufacturers or nonedable pro
ducts will be forced to go entirely
without sugar. ,
Included in the class with confec
tionery and soft drinks are condi
ments, soda water, chocolate, candies,
i .. ,
ing extracts, chewing gum, cocoa,
sweet pickles, wines, cereals, and in
vert sugar. Those who entered the
business or increased their capacity
after April 1, 1918, -however, will be
cut off entirely.
Manufacturers of essential food
stuffs will be permitted to buy suffi
cient sugar to meet their full require
ments. In this class come preserves
and packers of vegetables, catsup and
chili sauce, fruits and milk, manufac
turers of jam, jelly and preserves, to
bacco and explosives, applebuttcr and
gylcerine, ice cream (not including
sherbet and water ices), druggists
(for medicines), and producers of hon
Ice cream is put in the preterreu
Give to the Red Cross
War Brings Huge Debts to Many
The London Economist for Febru
ary places the total gross debt of
Great Britain at 5,678,(500,000 pounds
The French minister of finance in
presenting the budget for 1918, esti
mated the public debt of France on
December 31, 1918, at 115,166,058,000
francs ($22,227,000,000).
The public debt of Italy at the end
of 1917 is estimated at about 35,000,
000,000 lire ($676,000,000).
The debts of the Central Powers are
estimated as follows: Germany, $25,
408,000,000; Austria, $13,314,000,000;
and Hungary, $5,704,000,000.
Our own public debt is now around
$8,000,000,000. but more than half of
this amount has been loaned to the
Allies. It is estimated that of the to
tal net expenditures of the United
States for the fiscal year 1918, exclu
tive of our advances to the Allies,
more than one-half will be defrayed
by taxation, according to the Treas
ury Department. i
Give to the Red Cross
American Destroyers In Submarine
Zone Cover Many Miles.
' Some indication of the ceaseless
watch kept on the high seas, in the
path of American troopships, by Unit
ed States naval forces operating in
European waters, may be gained from
statistics just compiled at the naval
headquarters in London. These sta
tistics show that a single force of
American destroyers operating from
one base had steamed almost 1,600,-
000 miles upto April 1. The maxi
mum distance covered by a single de
stroyer was more than 680,000 miles
from May 1. 1917. to April 1, iai8,
This destroyer was one of the first to
arrive abroad after war was declared,
It has been announced that Vice
Admiral William S. Sims, command
ing United Slates navel forces abroad.
offered: to send an auxiliary., force
composed of naval units to the French
front at the beginning of the German
offensive. .The Chief of Staff of the
French navy and General Foch did
not consider that the circumstances
demanded the presence of such a
force at the front. V
The French havo had a naval divi
sion operating in the forces of. the
Lorraine sector lor some time, and the
naval units have made their part of
the line as shipshape as possible, with
everything from big naval guns down
to sleeping hammocks and snips' cats.
' The American soldiers billeted in
England for temporary training or en
routa for France are more and more
compelling the admiration and co-operation
of the English people. The
National Sporting Club of London has
started a jseries of weekly entertain
ments for enlisted men of the United
States Army and Navy.
Give to the Red Cross '
Equipment and Capacity of Nation's
Hospitals Listed by Defense Council.
News Digest-
Information regarding the hospi
tals of the United States, in process
oi compilation since 1910, is now col
lated and indexed in- the medical sec
tion of the Council of National De
fense. A central bureau of informa
tion concerrunir the hoRnital facilities
of the country, under was conditions,
is thus provided. The data will be
kept up to date from month to month,
This bureau has not only the de
tails of over 1,000 active hospitals,
but is also gathering full data con
cerning nearly 8,000 other institutions.
which include sanatoria, infirmaries,
homes, asylums, and dispensaries.
Give to the Red Cross -Navy
Department Again Asks Dele
tion of Shipping News.
All newspapers have again been
urged by the Navy Department,
through the Committee on Pubic In
formation, to discontinue the pubica
tion of news items and advertise
ments which may in any degree indi
cate the location or movement of vessels.-
This notice has not been issued be
cause of new circumstances endanger
ing ocean shipping none has arisen
but because it is felt that voluntary
censorship has not yet achieved the
fullest measure of essential secrecy
in the protection of merchant ship
ping. The notice asks that all refer
ences to names of ships, dates of sail
ing and arrival, information of routes.
schedules, cargoes, location and move
ment of ships be deleted from news
and advertising copy. ,
tilve to the Ked Cross
New Plan Offers Military Instruc
tion to College Students.
Military instruction under officers
and noncommissioned officers of the
Army will be provided in every insti
tution of college grado which enrolls
for the instruction 100 or more able
bodied students over the age of 18. be
ginning in September, 1918. The nec
essary military equipment will, so far
as passible, be provided by the Gov
ernment, there will be created a
military training unit in each institu
tion. Enlistment will be purely vol
untary, but all students over the age
of 18 will be encouraged to enlist.
The enlistment will constitute the
student a member of tho army of the
United States, liable to active duty
at the call of the President. It will,
however, be the policy of the govern
ment not to call tho members of the
training units until they have reached
the age of 21, unless urgent military
necessity compels an earlier call. Stu
dents under 18, and therefore not le
gally eligible for enlistment, will be
encouraged to enroll in the training
units. Provision will be made for co
ordinating the Reserve Officers' Train
ing Corps system, which exists in
about one third of the collegiate insti
tutions, with this broader plan.
Mail for Prisoners in Irerman Camps
Goes Free from Postal Duties.
American prisoners of war in Ger
many aro entitled to receive rnd send
letters, money orders, and valuables,
and parcel-post packages weighing
not more than 11 pounds, when intend
ed for international mail, free from
all postal duties.
Mail should be addressed to the
prisoner of war, giving his rank, the
name of the prison camp where he is
held, if jt is known, followed by
Prisoner of War Mall, via New
York." All such mail should also bear
the name and address of the sender.
Parcel-post packages for prisoners
of war in enemy countries may not be
sent by organizations or societies and
only one package a month may be
sent If more are received than one
apparently from the prisoner's next of
kin will be forwarded and the others
held in New York pending communi
cation with the senders, with whose
consent such excess packages may be
sent to other prisoners of war who
had received no packages during that
month. Lacking this consent, the
packages will be returned to the
Only the following articles may be
included in the packages: Belts not
made of leather; hair, hand, tooth.
shaving and shoe brushes: buttons;
hard candy, cigars and cigarettes;
combs; crackers and biscuits; gloves
not made of leather; handkerchiefs;
pocket knives; needles and thread;
pencils and pens; penholders; pins;
pipes; safety razors and blades; shav
ing soap; powaer, or cream: smris
and scarfs; shoe laces; smoking or
chewing tobacco; toilet soap; socks;
sweaters; tooth powder: paste or li
quid mouth wash; towels; underwear;
personal photographs: periodicals
published prior to the beginning of
the var. ;l
Letters e,nd parcels will be subject
to careful censorship.
Give to the Red Cross
People are surprised at the IN
STANT action of. simple buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etc. as mixed in Ad-
ler-i-ka. ONE SPOONFUL flushes
the ENTIRE bowel tract so complete
ly it relieves ANY TIASE sour stom
ach, gas or constipation and prevents
appendicitis, ihe INSTANT, pleas
ant action oi Adler-i-ka surprises
both doctors and. patients. It re
moves foul matter which poisoned
your stomach tor months. rJ. M
Laakman, Druggist
Give to the Red Cross
Supporters, Belts, - Shoulder Braces,
CrutcheB, Crutch Tips, see E. M. Laak
man, Druggist. .'
Stenographers, Typewriters
Wanted by Civil Service .
Positions for All Who wiil Learn
A Government letter just received says: "Thou
sands more are needed. The, need is most press
ing. 'An efficient civil service is as important as
the armed forces in the prosecution of the war."
How can YOU hold back after the above? Gov
ernment examinations are scheduled in Farming
ton for April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19. Prob
ably every month thereafter.
Get your training in least possible time from Ex-'
perts. Write to
Ninety-two per cent of all the pub
lic roads in Missouri are dirt roads.
When properly graded these' roads
can best be maintained by using road
drags. Here are some simple (elec
tric) rules for the proper dragging of
earth roads:
The right time to drag a road is as
soon as possible after every rain,
when the soil is mellow and pulveriz
es readily. Do not drag when the
soil sticks to the drag or do not wait
.until the soil is too dry before you
drag. -
as soon as the frost is out of the
ground. Dragging a muddy stretch
of road will aid in drying it out, since
the wind and sun will have freer ac
cess to the thin layer of saturated
soil which the drag spreads out over
the surface of the road.
A road dragged before it freezes in
the fall, will freeze smooth and us
ually remain in this condition for some
time. Tho general condition of the
road in the spring after winter drag
ging will be remarkably good.
WHEN WET. A gravel rood should
be dragged, as a rule, soon after a
rain when the soil is wet but not too
saturated. It will be found that the
gravel can be worked better when in
wet condition.
When a road is badly cut up over the
entire surface, two complete round
trips should be made with the drag.
The first trip should be made along
the edge of the shoulder. The second
trip should be made inside and slight
ly overlapping the hrst. This will
take up any excess material left by I
the first round and will aid in build- j
ing up the crown.
6. KIDE THE UKAU. Under or
dinary conditions the driver should '
ride his drag. He will soon be able to
adjust his position so as to produce
the desired effect. By standing on
the forward edge, the drag may be
made to cut deeper and vico versa. A
long hitch causes a down pull and thus
increases the depth of the cut while
a short hitch tends to lift up on the
front blade and decrease the depth
of the cut.
The driver should always carry a pick
and shovel on his drag. He will find
these very useful in opening water
courses, filling mud holes and chuck
holes, repairing washed places and
digging up rocks.
8. DRAG OFTEN. Do not try to
build a road with the drag. Its use
is to maintain the surface of the road
which is already constructed in a
smooth condition. The best results
are obtained by repeated dragging.
mistake made in building a drag is to
use timbers in the construction of the
blades which have too wide a face.
A drag in this fashion will pass over
the irregularities in the road instead
of smoothening them out.
Dragging a road is a business that is
best learned in the school of practi
cal experience. Every man engaged
in dragging must become an enthusi
astic and observant student of the
road to be dragged if he desires to
produce results.
Give to the Red Cross
New Jersey 'is teaching German in
the schools, but the textbook is the
speeches of Mr. Wilson. That is one
way of jneeting the enemy and mak
ing him "our'n". - - . '
"The only-popular"" $lar
pAVMnlAf a1i warn a! a1 Aft 'a vA
throughout. Centrally located
The New tiijfe
oi tne shopping ana ineatncai uiairict. i
Easily accessible to and from Union Station.,
Popular price eafe onder the manaarement of Memrs. Wakloaj
and Whltaon. ftianasai foa 36 yean of tne Silvee Moob Beatau
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Laclede Hotel,
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Under a proposition made to " all
employees of the Federal Lead Com
pany this week, tho company proposes
to donate to the Red Cross, during the
present drive, $2.50 for each dollar
that is donated by an employee of the
company. It is said that on Monday
night, he night shift got together and
gathered a donation of several thou
sand dollr.rs in a few hours, which,
when matched by the handsome dona
tionef the company, will mount up to
a respectable sum for this worthy
Give to the Red Cross
Corn bread properly made is an
ambrosial delight. Corn bread im
properly made tastes like German
Give to the Red Cross
There are now 20 uniforms for wo
men irt war work in the United Statse.
They are for munition workers, tele
phon and radio operators, yeomen,
employees of Shipping Board and the
Food Administration, Red Cross work
ers, Y. M. C. A. workers, Woman's
Motor Corps, Girl Scouts, and stu
dents of the National Service School
of the Women's Naval Service.
Give to the Red Cross
The British meat shortage is being
felt more severely than at any time
since war was started. That the
shortage is not confined to meats,
however, is shown by the fact that ef
fective control of the milk supply is
already being considered, in order to
meet a possible greater shortage lat
er in tho year, and that some sections
of English labor are favoring exten
sions of the compulsory rationing
system to bread, cheese, and tea.
Give to the Red Cross
The War Trade Board has limited
the importation of crude rubber to
100,000 tons a year, and has instructed
its bureau of imports for the current
quarter to limit the issuance of li
censes to a total of 25,000 tons up to
June 31, 1918. Some changes may be
made after experiences are gained by
this three months' test. Imports of
crude rubber during the previous year
had been at the rate of 157,000 tons'
per annum, so the cut is over one
third. Give to the Red Cross
Only members of the units of the
senior division Reserve Officers' Train
ing Corps, now in attendance at va
rious educational institutions main
taining such units will be eligible to
attend the one month's course of
training to be held from June 3 to
July 3 at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y.;
Fort Sheridan, 111.; and the Presidio
at San Francisco. There are 120 col
leges maintaining these units, from
which 6,500 students will be selected.
Those who complete the course of
training will not be eligible for com
missions. A great number will be un
der military age.
Give to the Red Cross
State of Ohio. City ot Toledo,
Lucas County, as.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
Is senior partner ot the Arm at F. J.
Cheney ft Co., doing- bualnesa In the City
of Toledo, County and State aforesaid.
and that aald Arm will pay the sum of
and every caae of Catarrh that cannot be
curea oytneuae ot h.l,l s catakrh
Sworn to before me and ubaciibed In
my preaence, this 6th day of December.
A. D. 1886. , . A. W. GLEASON,
(Seal) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine is taken ln
ternally and acts through the Blood on
the Mucous Surfaces of the System. Send
for teatimonials, free..
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo. O.
Bold by all druggists. 75c.
Ball's Family fills for constipation.
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