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FARMINtrTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 14. 1919 NO. 0 VOL. 46 County Court . Proceedings ' In the matter of School Fund Loan of Simeon Wilkerson, additional se curity approved, it apprearing to the dtrt that the School Fund Bond of Simeon Wilkerson was not sufficient ly secured by personal security ( one o'f ihe securities thereon havind died, and the said Simeon Wilkerson ap pearitig before the Court and files an additional bond with J.C Alexander and H. M. O'Bannon as securities. The same is by the Court approved. In the matter of Chan. Gravelin, a poor person, ordered by the Court that the sum of $10.00 be paid Chas. Gravelin for temporary relief, during the months of March and April. . la tho matter of W. A. Jones, or op!eam(Tit.it is ordered by the Court that J. . Ber. Cllec tori return as erroneou!- J300.04 as sessed in tne wina dour, w cois County, , , '. The Court grants Poo' Room Licen to J. E. Boring of Flat Kiver. :, The Court grants Pool Room Licen uc t May and May of Flat Kiver. In the matter of William Robbs, t poor person, it is crd?red by the Court that the sum of $72.00 be paid fori. J. .W. Highley for rent of house furnished Wm, Robbs and family. It is further ordered by the Court that a warrant in the sum of $36.00 bo is sued in favor of Mrs Highley senu- annually. - . - , ' - In the matter of Frank Harvey, Supt. special road improvements now comes FranflHarvey, special super visor for inprovement of the German Church and Loughboro road, and files his statement showing the Court that the sum of $350, has been expended for improvement of said road. The Court crders the .settlement of Frank Harvey approved. ' ' -' The Court orders warrant issued to C. E. Lanay for $750 in addition to tho contract price for building the ' St. Louis-Farmington and French Vil lage and Valles Mine? road. , . Tho Court approves the final settle-, ment of Geo. R, Jordan, R. O., and or ders warrant drawn in his favor for "$702.75 in addition to the wnjnnt of money apportioned to Road District No. 3, t aid Geo. R. Jordan having ex reflded the amount above mentioned in addition to Jhe money appnated said District. ' .- '' s . Following Warrants Ordered Issued: August Wichman,' ji'pitor, month's salary, $60: J. C. Heifner Circuit r iBri?' month's "salary, $166.65; Bes sie Brady,. Deputy Ciri qerk, mon th's salary, $75; H. W. Coffileld,mon th's salary, $125; W. R. Coffer Pros. Atty., month's salary. $08.35; J. Clyde Akers, month's salary, $115.65; n r.. Tucker. Probation Officer, month's salary, $50; Mode Coffman, Supt. month's salary, $?0; I. N. Threl keld, month's salary, $50- Wm. Mar rtim. relief. $15: Uveal AuBucihon; voi; f nf Walter Hosran. $7; Minerva Pruett, relief, $6; J. G. Turley, re lief of Lunsford family, $15; Dayse Baker, relief of Mr.ggie nurns, o.uy, Mrs. Mary Rock, relief, $10; Marvin W. Crowder, fees for February, $414. 99; H. W. Coffield, foreign ins. diat. No. 19, $10.20; M. P. Cayce Troas. ..v,or, n pnntraet Home Demon stration Agent, $750; II W. Coffiield, Treas. Foreign Ins. Tax apr'd schoo) dist, No. 44, $17.as; Lena tsen xeiB rthiviin Tomnanv. ohone services, $37.- 25; C.-H. Adams, Sheriff, expenses, $117.20; J. C. Heifner, stamps etc., $10; Pelty's Book' Store, suplies, $4. . nn. flni' a Matkins. surnlies for J. H. Suttoil, $5; John Dosing, relief, $10; J. Clyde Akers, clerical hire etc., $35.78, Farmington News, supplies, $6: Cushman-Donison Mfg. 'Co., ro- pairs, $2.19; Standcrd Prtg. Co., sup flonntv offices. S49.91. J. C. Heifner, stamped envelopes, $32.15; iinouA Market fcDnlies for In firmary $15.55; Marvin W. Crowdor, tmii. etc. $6.23; K. C. Wober, Btamps, etc., $11.73; Burroughs Add. Mach. C, repairing adding mschine, $11.96; C.-.H. Adams, lees, a.iu; m n'Rannnn tmra etc.. $5.80: F m' Voikin ix Havs service and mile- age, $31.40; J. W. Jones, six days service and mileage, $32; C, H. Ad ams, hoarding prisoner, iu.ou n If r.hamherlain. sunnlies for Infir flr Thos. H. HolmHii. C. H. E., ' month's salary, $103; Tetley-Klein . Lumber Co., coal for Court House, iail and Infirmary, $215.88; Knopf's Bakery, supplies for Infirmary, $16.' m- W. A: Bulock. Constable, guards hatients. $8.50: Farmington Times, supplies for Ctunty Officers, too Ot. Ctonrlori Prt.IT. C,C1.. SUDDUCS for Countv Offices. $1.94; Lefeburc Ledger Co.,' supplies for C H. E., $17- onH nillnaire. t37.l0r J. W. Jones i day's service and milcgae, $6; F. M. Matkin. 1 day's service' and mileage, $5.70. r ' 'i. C.Watson received a telephone message Tuesday afternoon from his wife stating 'that Mrs Watson's mrrfW Mr. R. D. Holland, had died at 3 o'clock that afternoon, at her home in Marion, 111., after a linger ing illness. Mr. Watson left immed iately to 3oin his wife and to assist in the-last sad rites to that splendid woman. , Deceased had visited her daughter here a number of . times, and had many friends who loved her for1 her many excellent qualities of -mintf'and character.. Death was not unexpected and most of the family -were at the bedside when death came. A Stench in the Public Nostrils The trial of tho divorce case of John Craft, against Ella Craft, of Bonne Terre, was commenced oeiora SDecial Judee Thrclkel'l Monday, and ws continued over until Wednesday, for the announced . retson that' some important witnesses were not pres-. ent. thoueh there appeared to be about n hundred witnesses in attend-' nnce Mondav. From the evidence that was produced the Question of di vorce seemed to bo of very little im portance, as neither appeared to pay tb,e most remote attention to their marriage obligations. In other words, the evidence was shocking in the extreme, and it does Hot seem right that such vile and poisonous- stuff should be - turned loose in . any community. If there ever was a case that should be heard in chambers, that case was certainly oneof them. Instead of it being a secret hearing, where all abhorrent and putrifying mass was dragged forth, tho court i-oom was crowded throughout Monday's hearing, more people men and womenbeing pres ent than were in the court room at any other time during the recent session of f.ha Circuit. Court. While this ca30 proved an alarm- inglack of respect for tho" marriage obligation, as wen P9 ox wo law, n also indicated there war urgent need of a moral clean-un m Bonne lerre. Rut.. Th Times has no desire to "throw stones." Wo" are, informed that practically the same conditions are in exifitonce right here in Farm inrrtnn. in a creator or less degree. " Another thing Tho Times has no- ticea is tnat xnere is an anogeniar wu i umcrous bunch of street loafers, who appear to have little else to occupy their minds than to ctsnd on tho street and make unkind remarks about oth ers. Such remarks ore often direct ed against the mothers, wives and daughters of thi community and very often among the best and most refined people. Such conduct is contemptible be. yond expression, and this paper be lieves that a law should he enacted, with a severe penalty attached, that would put a stop to this miserable practice. The creature, though he mav ba in the image cf a man, whose mind is full of such a putrifying mass, and who has nothing to do out stand arourd on the streets and permit it to exude in the presence of others, in certainly a fit subjsrt for confine ment solitary confinement would be preferable. s , " V MRS. E, E. SUTHERLAND The Cultivation of a Literary. Taste The death of this well known and highly esteemed Woman was announc from Houston. Texas, at noon Wednesday. The suddenness of such announcement was a positive blow to the relatives and mnny friends of deceased in this city and communis. Mrs. Sutherland left only the first of last week to visit a brother in Houston and to entsr tlia Baptist Sanitarium at that pliice for . treat ment. It is supposed that soon alter her arrival there the surgeons decwen that an operation was necessary, and she never recovered iroi.i us euccio. It is also supposed that cancer of the stomach was her trouble. . ' The remains are expected to reacn this city at noon toddy, imd funeral services will perhaps be held tomor row, from the Baptist church, though no positive arrangements will be made until th arrival OI ine remains. Deceased was about iO years oi age, and until recently appeared to be in excellapt. health. Duruig the last few . I. .. l.M...A.aw .ha Vl II I ImiItBII ran.' idly, which condition had caused ner to make the trip to Houston, in the hope that her health, might do re stored. Mrs. Sutherland was a mem- her of the BaDtist church, and had for many years resided sn farmington, where she was loved ana respected oy the entire community. ; MITCHELLr FERGUSON Tho following; very excellent talk' was made in High Bchool Chapel Mon day morning, bjr Rev. O.'-H.- Duggins, pastor of the-M. E. Chruch,. South, of this city, and it was only through the earnest request' Of the teachers that he haa submitted it for publication :- I will, sneak a few' moments this morning about the acquisition of, a taste for good literature. , v., , ' Some one has said, "God metis Cad mus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was ho first invented books." .! - - Good books afford us the choicest products of the choicest minds of all the ages. Through them the literary wealth of the past is poured into the lsp of the present. i 13 it not wondenui tnat we may summons at will, and -in their best moods, Homer and Socrates, Moses end David, Shakcpere and Browning and all the re3t of tho immortals. : '" It is only in comparative recent times that bctoks havs been made ac cessible to the masses of the people. An old minister tola mo that as youth, ire Irequenny warned nvo miies to consult a dictionary. As a boy, Abraham Lincoln with all his innav iablc thirst for knowledge, owned but threo or four books. On one occas- sion ho borrowed a book from a ne iirhbor. a much coveted "Life of Wash- ington." Some one left the book on the window sill of the cabin home, where it was spoiled by e shower of rain. Lincoln reported bis misfor tune iy the neighbor end mauled rails for' a spell to pay for it The marj velous facilities of our modern print- j ing establishments enable them to Dlace chean editions of the world's best authors within reach of every hcuse-servant and plow-boy. i . In view of this fact it would seem to the lover of books that every house-I hold would supply itself with some of j the gems' of human thought. Wo re- i gret to say that thousands ot pros-j ptrous homes, in whiih young people are being reared, arc content with a ffcw antiauated volumes that are let alone from force of habit. : The cause of this lamentable book-fnmine is to be found in tho absence of literary taste. They have no conception, of the high order of pleasure and profit derived from association with the wor ld's greatest minds.. The latent pow ers and dormant possibilities of the mind are not moved by contact with the grand and beautiful in the realm of letters. Books are to a home what the soul is to tho body a home without books has no soul. Another deplorable obstacle tdf tho cultivation of love for. good literature is found in vitiated tnpte, the re sult of reading books of a low mor al character. This practice, like evil associations, trmm to rain The nnr susceptibilities of the rnind, which en able us to enjoy pure und noble sen timent, are blunted by contact with the base and sensual. A morbid craving for this class of leadine soon obtains, and thousands of young people throujrb its influence, are swept into tne wmn pool ot crime and forever lost. A good way to begin the cultivation . ... . i . i i. : oi a literary taste is to reaa me ui- ographies . of those who nave uvea great lives. Ihe story of men and women imbued with geat purposes in life, enlist our sympathies, and we trace the progress of their fortunes with growing interest, uur own hearts are thus fired with aspiration for worthy achievment. "Lives of great men r.ll remind us, We may make our lives sublime." Arouaintanoe with the lives oi au thor tends to m-omote interest 'In their work. We could not fail to take a deeper interest in Milton from know- ... ..... . . i .t mg tnat tne great poet roa to nis 101 tiest. heights when he could not dis cern day from nignt; or tnat cunyan composed his great allegory in the narrow limits of a prison cell. Again, a thorough study and mas tery . of a chioce- production tends greatly to'snarpen a nttrary taste. We may ibe omniverous readers and vet assimilate very little of what we rad. The nastv reacmg oi a worn of art is like drawing the string from a necklace of pearls.' tW gt the nar. rative but the' gems' ar wsti'noice tassages from great writers should be memorized. ' 1 Think for exemnle of the jewels we may gather from Shakespere's work's from Tennyson ' and Browning ana Burns,, and of the advantage of com mitting many of the shorter poems, as well as prose classics. . Thesa exquisetly clothed thoughts, oft recurring to the mind through the associations of life, can not fail to re fine our literary taste. ' When possible the study of the class, ics should be observed as one of the most effective menas of expanding and deepening our capacity to enjoy books. , : Conversation with cultivated peo ples or membership in literary cir cles may be mentioned as helpful fac tors. ' - ' V ' Permit me to say In conclusion that the cultivation of the moral sense is of parumount importance to the high est appreciation of good literature. The noblest sentiment is powerless to 1-.- .1 1 ..l.r-B it ofvilrDB responsive 'chord.and as the highest TTia marriage of Juee W A. Mitch ell and Miss Belle Feriruson on Wed- neaHnv nf this week came as a pleas ant surprise to the many friends of the contracting parties me oij mi nocured at the home of the bride, m the Libertyvillo neighbor hood, at 11 a. m., in the presence oi relatives and immediate friends. The happy couple left immediately there after for St. Louis and will perhaps go to Jefferson- City before return ing, mixing business with pleasure. The groom is the Presiding Judge of tho St. Francois County Court, and is one of the leading and most sub- itantirl citizens of the county. Judge and Mrs. Mitchell . will make their home bn Judge Mitchell'o splendid farm-rear Esther. ' . - Th hride is a member of one of the i nrominent old families of this county, If i t t- - lit. 1 i u- ana n&s ueen uvinic wii.ii star uruuivi. Loyd Ferguson, also a prominent citizen and successful farmer of tne county. ", '. '-... - The Times joins with many friends in hearty wishes to Judge and Mrs. Mitchtll for a long ana nappy wea- ded life. .-- ' Dr. R. E. AVaUh yVENTIST : 'Wi Office ill' New Era Building, FLAT KITEW MO. . - , . -.-Pkn 48. . development of our heart life is in seperably united with the great doc trines of the Bible, we believe, for this reason alone that Ui study is moss important. ' .... But rpart from this the Bible is it self the greatest and best classic of the ages; happily called "a well of pure English. Tho beauty1 of tits diction, the sublimity of its thought, the wide compass of its history, and the infinite range of its imagination, have made it a fountain of influence from which many of the world's great writers and speakers have obtained their inspirations. ' ' - i 1 he best literature anci oratory references to the Bi ble an! we must know something of it to understand them. ... , One evening in a distinguished company where literature was the sub ject of discussion, a Christian scholar f resent, declared that the liible, while a revelation irom uoa, was aisu wc nohlest of all literaturo The asser tion was at once challonged. Where upon the scholar offered to match tho expression of any great ethical truth from the world's literaturo with a quo tation from the Bible, wherein tne same truth should be expressed as happily and often times more effec tively. Ho at once becani'j the target, ot whom was directed wise Bayings of immortals, and it is said not once to have failed. One said. "Match' this from Ten- Ttum 'Better fiftv veare of Europe mn a.cDcle of Cathay.' At onc came the response, "I had rather be a door-keeper in tho house of my God, than to reiirn in the tents of wicked ness. Another quoted Milton, "Peaco hath her victcr.es no less re nowned than war" The answering chord from tho Bible, "Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God." Wads worth was quoted, "The primal vir tues shine aloft like star?." Tho an swer. "What doth the Lerd require of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy and to wp.ik numDiy wnn my God." Shakespcre was given," Who steals my purse steals trash, 'tis something, nothing; ,'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that filchen from me my good name, robe me of that which him en richcth not, and louver me poor in deed." The reply, "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." ...As the exercise wenc on, a feeling of- aw settled upon tho company and evorv one was thrtllbd with a new sense of the sublimity and supremacy of the Bible. - . The introduction of the Bible nto new fields invariably marks the in tellectual and moral elevation of tho people. Does it not follow then that assimi lation to its ideals is the most effec tive means of preparing to enjoy all that is best in literature and in life as well. , ' W. L:?Hensley MExtends Thanks "I am writing you this my last let ter as I go out of office. The people of tho district have been universally kind to me aad I think thorn all from the bottom of my heart. When I take a retrospective view of my career in Congress I feel that perhaps I have not aicomulished in Congress as much ns I L-hould have accomplished end I nnd that feeling common with most members) and really ,1 am glad that I feel, that way, because if I did' not the complicency - which would follow would be . tantamount to ' a lack of interest. I assure you that I have put my very best efforts into the service. Doubtless I havi made mistakes,- but I : have done, my lovel best to servo my coun try and my people, as the good Lord l,a8 given me wisdom to tee and under stand my duty. I have not seen tne time that I would not sacrifice every thing for my country; . and. as has been the burden of my talks over the district in my campaigns, I appeal to you to study public questions, study public men and do not take the head lines in the metropolitan press for your guide, but discharge, your duty fearlessly and conscientiously. Our boys did that nd did it gal- lanti;; in the late war. I had the rare pnvelcd.fe of seeing some of the ground that our boys fought over and I shall ever cherish the experience that I enjoyed on that occasion notwith standing that I was made sad by the awful sacrifice that our brave boys had to make. Now If they did that in war times, lot not us in peace times be derelict and fail in any particular to do our whole duty in order to per petuate this republic und its great in stitutions. Let us do our utmost to see to it that the nations are no em broiled in war again, if possible. tVi.inkinir vou and honing the liest may be yours throughout this life as well as in wo next, i am, Yxur friend, W.' L. HENSLEY." 1 Splendid Publicity When any community or individual riniw n riirht and Droncr thing, in a correct spirit, there is littlo doubt that such gracious or unscui3n act win re vert to the credit of that community or individual. The people are always quick to see and recogniae such unself ish actions, and are oqunlly quick to bestow credit where credit is due. In this connection Tho Times would mention one or two developments from the recent wireless message sent by the citizen of Farmington and St. Francois county to President Wilson, while returning from France aboard the steamer ueorge wasning ton. in which he was heartily and sin cerely commended for the stalwart work he had performed in his work for humantiy in holping to perfect a League of Nations. The first of tne wesi: r leioing rac- A Good Man for the Place The first of the week ft petition was . circulated in Farming! n. and was nu merously signed by the business, pro fessional and all- classes of citizens, asking Dr. C. A. Tetley to make the race for Mayor at the April election. Few indeed failed to sign such nati tion, and those few failed through no ' fault or objection they jAu to. Dr. let ty for Mayor. Tho jTincipal reason ." given by the .few for hot signing the . petition was that they l.ad been trying to persuade someone else to make the . race, but that Dr. Tete:ey would be entirely and altogether satisfactory to them. . . , . . Whan that solendid netition' waa presented to him, Dr. Tetley finally .1 consented to allow his name to be pre- ' 1 sented as a candidate for Mayor of Farmington., It was not at all diffi- cult to discern, however, , from the j manner in which ho made such decis- j ion, that he did so with a ful realiza- tion of the- troubles and sacrifices that i a careful and conscientious perform- i ance of the duties of &uch office would tntail. No one in Farmington, per- leaps, more fully understands what a J full and careful performance of the J duties of Mayor of this city means f than does Dr. Tetley. J " For the past several years Be has "4 served as a member of the Board of Alderman, both efficiently and . con- , scientiously, giving much of his time to such position, where many Alder men appear to consider that they have ; done their full duty if they attend the ' 1 regular monthly meetings. But Dr. Tetley is different from the ordinary, in that he really considers a public office to be a public trust, and not mat ter how unimportant such office may be, it is -the duty of such officer to per form to the best of his ability tho du ties of such office. The Times feels that the candidacy of Dr. Tetley for Mayor is most for tunate for the good of Farmington. Should he be elected to that place the citizens of this city muy be assured th.it ha will give tho position most careful and nainstnkintr attention. and no one, the Times feels, is bet ter qualified than he is to give to those important duties the attention that tho best interest of the city de serve. I Cormick received a copy of the New York Times, with a rather lengtny mention of that, messaire. as well as the names of all the Bigners, which fiuence. article was marked, and had been sent Judo Tucker, to r ieldmg by a Mix. Almost a Million Added Road Fund Fine Choice for School Director ith comDlimcnts and congratulations of th sender, in which she was joined by Capt. Young, xne paper was sent from Williamsville, N. Y. While Fielding has been uablo to recall who the Youngs are, ho is convinced that Mrs. Young is an old lriono oi per haps a former resident of this city or community. Fielding has also received a letter oi warm congratulation from C. E. Marnn. and old friend und former col lege classmate, who U now engaged in big business in New York City. Both these congratulatory messages ranu hv reason the fact that Field ing's name was among tne nunureu ox more signatures to that wireless message. If each ono whose name urai nitached thereto has received two nimilur messages of congratulation on the patriotic spirit or tnw city, tnen the splendid publicity that hfts come tn Forminirton bv reason of that time ly message might, in a measure, oe estimated. The financial statement of each of the three Farmington banks appears in this, issue showing their finnacial condition at the close of business on March 4th. The Times is pleased to present such splendid statements of these local financial institutions, es pecially after the trying war period through which they have recently passed. With such splendidly man aged institutions on guard there is no reason for the 'slightest fear that the financial interests of this community will be overlooked. ....... i .Taa. O'Connor. SuDervIsor of the Stat Motor Vehicle Department, has written Secretary of State John I. Sul livan as follows, showing that depart ment has turned, into the state oooa Roads Fund almost a million dollars from automobile and mortorcycle li censes, chauffeur badges, etc. for 1919: , Jefferson City, Mo., March I, 1919, Hon. John L. Sullivan, Secretary of State, Dear Sir ' Ti iUtn thn Motor Vehicle Depart ment has issued 1919 automobile plates, chauffeur badces,' etc., as fol lows: '."'.'-" 129,317 Owners- Plates. . iooo ueaiers , ruiuss. , . 102b Dealers Duplicata Plates. 1019 Motorcycle Plates. 0277 Chauffeur Badges..- , 200 Transfer -re-registrations.) Of the above numbers the St Louis office registered R24,' 763 owners, 4897 chruffeurs, 856 motorcycles; the Kan sas City office has" registered 18,750 owncqy, .1230 chauffeurs 263 motor cvcles - ' ' We - nave deposited ; m tne Treasury to the credit of the Good Road Fund, the sum of $900,611.85. Respectfully submitted-, ' ! JAS. J. O'CONNER, Supervisor, !' A U-Tmnnd daughter 'mad hef.'an- pearance Saturday at the home of Mrf ana wr. v iwuuvu. . Friends of Dr. John B. Graves have been trvintr to persuade him to per mit them to submit his name as a can didate for School Director from the Second Ward, and the Doctor has, in n manner, consented to such service. Such consent is in lins with his rule of life, never to refuse when he can be of any service to his friends and the community. - While the Doctor fully appreciates the importance of the duties of ser irfnA aa a School Director, for which he has little time, being a very busy man, he is willing to make any and fcvery personal sacrifice to serve his neighbors and friends. nr. Graves consents to make the race for School Director will.be most gratifying to his host of friends, who will fel assured tnat ne win Kr w tlia narfnmlllltMl Of KUCn QUtieS BV- ery possible attention that his busy protessionai uie aim " i mrti nf With such a matt- as he on n, tiorl nf Frtiimtion tne Dest inter ests of the Farmington public schools will be carefully guarded. v - According to last week's Festus News,' a female haskot ball team re cently started in to play a team at that . place a game. But soon as Jhe viaitott saw. that they were outclassed .A tA iniwt rtneciea of kul- tr" whklwraised an insurmountable barrier between the hosts and srucats. Another Case : oi Dirty Dirt R. C. Tucker, Referee of the Juven- ile Court of St Francois Conty, was f recently called to Bonne Terre to in- -i vestij ate a -case of parental abuse and ; incompetence that had been reported from that community. A - petition j had been filed by a suter-in-law, al- j leging that Mrs. Chris Stegall, the mothar of four small children had ; trovei. herself unworthy of mother- ; hood, was incompetent for the care . j of children, and asking that necee- sRry measures be taken to rescue from her baneful influence the chil- dren that were suffenng mentally. . morally and physically under her in- j who ie makimr a Lucy Young, splendid record in looking after and BANK EXAMINER EATON GONE TO KANSAS CITY Claude A. Eaton, bank examiner1, has gone to Kansas City to remain a few weeks examining the banks in that city. This work in St. Louis has been handled Dy Mr. t,aton ior u;e n.ot tmn vnnr and because of his thoroughness and experience Col. En right, State Bank Commissioner, se lected him for the work in . Kansas City. . . .. .... .iir Mr. taton is tne omeav tMuwwi j point of service on tho present staff and naa a wioe ncqum.ii. ...... banker? of Missouri He is a South east Missouri man and , has great faith in the development and future greatness of the district Cape Gi rardeau ooutneast FARMINGTON DEFEATS ESTHER Tn' haskot ball game laet Friday night on the High School gmnasium, the JCsttver nn ocuwi The score was 29-27. IUsrrert Radle yory sbly refereed tha gnnje. v A return game will be played to right on the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium bt f la: Ktver, ana a u" - pectedy ' . -r Clarence Womack sold his 80-acre farm this week to Clarence Snyder, u. OOO. This farm is near St. William's Station. Posses ion will be given April . 1st , . , ': taking care of such cases, visited the "home" of these derelicts. He found , there little semblance of a home; in . fact the shed in which ' the mother, four children, a sister and -two broth ers hibernated, presented no appear- 'j ance of a home, ihejo was but one :: room", an excuse for a stovo, the ' skeleton of a bed, with neither mat- j tress or springs, some other trasn , ai'd filth everywhere. :,.;., After such brief inspection, no fur ther evidence was necessary to cause j Judge Tucker to decide on a course of j action. He told Mrs. Stegall that he was going to take three of the chil- J dren from her, leaving an infant about a year old. The mother then began to ; wail, but her tears apparently had no : effect on Judge Tucker, whose theory is that even the poorest child is en- ; titled tc a chance, after it has been horn into this life. J The ages of the three children he :. L roug.ii t to Farmington with him, and who are now in the Orphanage in this 1 city, ore aged 10, 8 and 5 years. The orphanage authorities reportea that l-efore these little ones had been thor- J ouehlv sterilized it was necessary to 3 dig deep into the dirt md vermin. It is In euchrcoses as this where Judge 1 Tucktr's work , shows resplendent, though in many other cases, less acute is his excellent service, hardly the less to be apprecrated. Judre Tucker asKed me umes to itate, for the benefit of anyone who irav desire to adopt ona or more chil dren that if they will make him ae- nuaintcd with such desire, that ne can doubtless soon find t'nem just what i they desire. He will alno.be glad to at tend to the adoption proceedings, pror viHinc- tha aDnhcant can show to him ... -... . , , , : that the child is desired t ior tneir a "vtry own." He does not propose to turn a cnuo ne nas lescueu wer w t anyone before he is thoroughly con-4 vinced that their fortune will be great- ly improved. PROMPT PAYMENT OF: NEWSPAPER FEES i 1 Jefferson City, Ma.rth 11 At the j request of Secretary of State John L. I Sullivan a resolution was introduced in the House today by Representative Morgan, of Putman, providing for the J immediate payment of fees due news. papers for publisnmg tne onsutuv tional Amendments last October. It was adopted, and will be presented and approved ' in the Senate. Usually these . bills are not juM .until after Legislature adjourns.- ;