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i ' '. . ' : . '.'. '-.. -.'.'".: ' ' ' VOL. 46 . FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1919 NO. 33 American Legion Being Organized Annual Election - at State Hospital Skat! Pittwf; Good Roads Mass Meeting Called Farmington, Mo., Aug. 14, 1919. To tho Taxpayers of St. Francois County, Missouri: Missouri State Fair Great Success The Times editor visited the Mis souri State Fair at Sedalia the fir3t of the week, and was truly astonished at the magnitude of tha exnnftitinn. St. Francois, Mo, August 12, 1919. Editor Times, Farmington, Md. Dear Sir: I am writing; you this letter in con nection with the American Legion whose membership is limited to those who were connected with the military and naval service of the United States between April 6th. 1917 and Novenv ber 11th, 1918. I trust that you will give the contents of this letter such publicity as you believe the matter f requires. The writer was recently ap pointed chairman of the Organizing Committee for St. Francois County by General H. C. Clark, Missouri State Chairman of the American Legion. 1 appointed Charles J. Mitchell as Vice Chairman and L. Walter Dempsey, Secretary. On August 7th a meeting was held in Flat River and the Coleman Frazier Post was organized with the follow imr officers: Post Commander, Waldo H. Com- ins, bt. Francois, Mo. Post Adjutant, L. Walter Dempsey, Flat River, Mo. Post Historian, Charles J. Mitchell, flat Kiver, Mo. This Post was named in honor of a well known Fiat River boy who en listed on July 20th, 1917, went to France with Company F, 138th In fantry, and was killed in action in the Argonne 1'orest on September 2bth, 1918. The Organizing Committee is iiow earnestly working toward organizing Posts in Farmington, Bonne Terre and Bismarck. A local Post can be or ganized in any community with a minimum membership of fifteen pre vious service men, and the County Or ganizing Committee will gladly as cist in the formation of any Po3t in at. rraneois County. The State Convention will be held within sixty days and the National Convention will be held at Minnea polis on November 11th, 1919. Very truly yours, W. H. COMINS. COUNTY COURT ADJOURNS The County Court finished up Tues day with the regular business of the court but wns called back in a special session Wednesday to pass on the case of Rudolph Schindler, who was sent to State Hospital No. 4 for treatment. Other business transacted was: Henry Burlbaw exempted from road work on account of physical dis ability. Bond of County Highway Engineer, Thomas H. Holman, in sum of $5,000 filed, with Oscar L. Haile, W. R. Lang, P. A. Shaw, J. C. Williams and L. H. Williams as securities. Inspection made of Iron Mountain Libertyville road, south of Doe Run. Receipt from County Treasurer for $2,846.50, amount above expense" of $103.60 on sale of property of F. M. Carter, deceased, to satisfy School Fund Mortgage, approved. Court orders $75 issued to P. G. Smith for improvement of road from Unity School House to Valley Forge, said sum to go with a like amount raised by Henry Westmeyer. Roads m vicinity of St. Williams in spected, with view to improvement of same. Josephine Pierce admitted to State Hospital No. 4, it appearing that she is a proper person for admittance there. Petition of 400 names presented to Court, praying for the renewal of the contract retaining the Home Demon stration Agent. Said petition was de nied, and decided by the Court not to renew contract.' Warrants T. H. Holman, road improvement, .$2,000; J. E. Williams, school fund loan, $125; Tetley-Klein Lumber Co., supplies, $04.20; Tetley-Klein Lumber Co., coal, $39.04; Geo. S. Matkin, mer chandise, $11; Gruner & Rosenstengel, supplies, .$5; E. J. McKinney, sup plies, $16.25; C. H. Adams, bringing Frank Wells into court, $7; S. A. Gossett, supplies for County Infirm ary, $11; Burnctte's Market, supplies, $14.25; Henderson Store Co., supplies, . $6.60; A. C. Boyd, supplies, $128.13; J. C. Houser, supplies, $4.50; Muni cipal Lighting Plant, light and pow er, $33.40; Lead Belt Telephone Co., phone services, $35.65; H. M. O'Ban non, recording discharges, etc., $37. 76; Desloge Sun, J. P. Supplies, $26; Missouri Prison Board, support in port in-p be. .W6 egaleM mates, $366.33; G. H. Middlekamp, support inmates at State Sanitorium, $179.79; Buxton & Skinner, supplies, $5.70; Standard Prtg. Co., supplies, $32.50; BismarcK Gazette, printing notice, $2; St. Louis Bindery Co., sup plies, $18; J. H. Jones, Treas., six months support State Hospital $108; Dr. A. F. Eugas, examination Mrs. Mary Pierce, $5; F. M. Matkin, 7 days' services and mileage, $35.70; J. W. Jones, 7 days' services and mile age, $36; W. A. Mitchell 7 days ser vices and mileage, $35.70; J. D. Huff, improvement Iron Mountain-Liberty-ville road, $300; J. W. Jones, one days' service and mileage, $6; J. D. Huff, 'improvement Pilot Knob-Farmington road,. $608; J. H. Jones, six months' support Stall) Hospital, $108; F. M. Matkin, one day's service and mileage, $5.70; J. W. Jones, one day's service and mileage, $5; F. M. Matkin, one day's service and mileage, $5. John T. Crowe, Misses Minerva and Mattie Crowe, and Dr. Harry Crowe, of Beaufort, Mo., and John T. Crowe, of Frederrektown, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Allen. Little Miss Hallie Brown, niece of Mrs. Al len, who spent the. summer here, re turned with them to her home in Beau fort. ' . .. , . ... The nnnuul election of officers for State Hospital' No. 4 was held Mon day, and resulted in the re-election of lr. T. F. Frazer. of Commerce, and Dr. Prentiss S. Tate, of Morley, As sistant Physicians; Norman E. Bugg, of Potosi, Steward; Margaret L. Gray, of New Madrid, Matron, and J. H. Jones, of Farmington, Treasurer. There was no opposition for any of muse places, wnicn speaKS volumes for the efficiency and harmony in the management of that splendid institu tion. The high efficiency of the hos pital staff, the harmonious unity of purpose which characterizes their work, guarantees the continued suc cess that has marked the manage ment under the present administration. The patient and considerate treat ment of the patients at all times stands out most prominently as a wide mark of distinction in the man agement of this institution, which has received the "highest award" in the report of the State Examining Board among the eleemosynary institutions of the State. The Training School for Nurses, which has recently been es tablished there, has already proven to be most beneficial, resulting in even additional kindness, courtesy and con sideration being shown the patients. Another noteworthy feature in con nection with State Hospital No. 4 whether or not it has, anything to do with the constant advance of that' in stitution, we are unable to state is that the present management, from Dr. J. L. Eaton, Superintendent, down, are all, tor the first time in the his tory of that institution, native South cast Mi3ourians. Home Demonstra tor to Be Dismissed At the regular monthly meeting of the County Court last week, petitions were presented to .that body nsking that the office of Home Demonstra tion Agent be continued, for the rea son that, in the opinion of the more than 400 signers of such petitions, the present Home Demonstration Agent, miss i'et luckor, had made her ser vices of real merit, and that the dis continuance of such position would work irreparable injury to the good and upbuilding of the best interests of the county. it is generally conceded, especially by -practically all of those citizens who .havo kept close watch on the work of the Home Demonstrator, that her work has resulted in great good for all home-makers who have per mitted themselves to enjoy the pleas ure and profit that she has for almost year past been bringing to them. without a cent of direct cost to them. That Miss Tucker has proven herself capable and competent of handling the work devolving on her in that po sition, and that her heart has been in the work, there is no reason to doubt. Her desire and willingness for work cannot be denied, and it will be with sincere regret that her many good friends she has made in the past ten montns in this county will learn that this most important position, for the upbuilding of the homes of St. Fran cois county, is to be dispensed with. Tho County Court Judges decided to establish the position of Home Demonstrator purely as a war meas ure, in the interest of conservation of food products particularly, and they now feel that, as there is no longer need for rigid food conservation, that, in the interest 6f economizing in the county government, it is their duty to dispense with that place. There arc many, however, who feel that the cost to the county of a Home Demonstra tion Agent is infinitismal in compari son to tho good that such a competent! agent has brought to the homes of he couny, as was demonstrated by the very large petition that was presented to the County Court asking that the place be made permanent. Homer Presnell and Kenneth Burns, of Libertyville, are attending the State Fair at Sedalia. i The Event of the Year Mary Pickf ord In her first very own photoplay from her own new studios "Daddy Long Legs . Jean Webster's famous play ' 7 reels of fun and pathos MONARCH Wednesday and Thursday nights August 2o and 2i Admission Children, 25c; Adults, 30c. ' '! 'All seats reserved. Tickets on sale at Economy ": , Cash Shoe Store Reserve your seats now. '' Present situation in the Lead Belt, MINERS VOTE OVERWHELMING NUMBERS Feeling That Their ' Lead Belt Workmen Uphold Strike Order, Which is Opposed by 8 That a strike of all union labor throughout the Lead Belt will go in- to effect today, there appears not !muJh room for doubt, unless the op- erators in that district conclude, at the eleventh hour, to accede to the de mands of their workmen for an in crease in wages. But such a conclu sion, which would mean the restora tion of tho Lead Belt again to peace ful contentment, is far-fetched, as there is not the slightest indication that those in control in tha field have the slightest incntion of making any overtures to the men, at the present time, at least. The company's affairs appear to be in impossible hands in that district, insofar as making peace with the men aro concerned, mat influence, which is headed by C J. Adanri, of the St. Joo, appears to think it presumptuous in labor to even presume to show dis satisfaction with tho "liboral" wage3 they are so "magnanimously" handing out. This they do in a manner that would impress the stranger that they are now paying tho workmen for more than they earn, and therefore refuse to be even approacBbd for any manner of increase. The facts are that the average wage throughout the Lead Belt, so The Times has been reliably informed, is only about $3.00 a day much below the lowest possible ex pense for keeping in the barest neces sities of life of a largo family, as many of the miners have. Last Friday the members of the Mine, Mill and Smelters Union were called on to vote, in their different lo cals throughout the county, on tho proposition of whother or not they would stand back of their Executive Committee, even to going out on strike, should that body fail to reach an agreement with the operators. The result of that vote showed practical unanimity among organized labor for going to the last extreme in case their just claims were not recognized. That vote also showed organized labor to be stronger in that field than it has pre viously been given credit of being. The vote showed 1638 as favoring go ing to the extreme, while only 8 op position votes were cast. Today is the final day given tho op erators to reply to the demand of la bor for an increase in wage, and The Times is informed that a representa tive from the International Union is now on the scene, and it appears to as seen by The Times' Cartoonist. ''STRIKE" IN Cause is Just, 1,638 be altogether likely that a striks will be called tomorrow, or very soon thereafter, unless the mine ownori succeed in getting their eyes open to the fact that they cannot expect ta keep up their war-time profits with the blood of their workers and their fam ilies. They should be brought to a realization of the fact that thij is a reconstruction period, and that those mines should be kept running during times like the present, even thougn they not more than pay expenses. Their war-time profits would justify them in running on an oven break for awhile, and yet the laborers who havo long been held down by them, do not want all th profits nothing liko it. They .only wont what , the .; Federal Coiwtutxm says they snail liuve a square deal. ' PLEAD GUILTY TO STEALING CHICKENS Forley Leach, Orville Leach, David Bell, Earl Bell, Marvin Brown and Paul Dalton, boys of Tnylortown, ranging in age from 8 to 15 years, were arraigned before Juvenile Judge K. iucker Monday lor chickens, paroled All plead guilty and wero . upon the payment of costs and the promise of eood behavior. It seems that chicken-stealine is getting to be a rather common diver sion among the younger boys, who do not seem to care whether they are law-abiding or not. Last week three boys were tried before Judge Tuck er, making, with the six mentioned above, a total of nine boys who have been tired within the last two weeks for stealing chickens. SEVERAL STOCK SHIP MENTS MADE THIS WEEK The following shipments of stock from Farmington and vicinity the past week shows the stock-dealing business to be progressing nicely. Tom Burnettc, one cur of cattle Tuesday. Henry Manley, one car of sheep. Mackley & Horn, two cars f cattle one Saturday and one Tuesday. E. E. Swink, one car of Duroc-Jer-sey hogs to Bertrand, Mo., and one car of mules to Oran. Robert Eaves, of Bonne Terre, transacted business here Wednesday. t V Ky -r"" rr n -irn Miill'or nrMtfpiw mmMumLxfrBfSr r4fe f pickforti ' 1 f mi7 ii ii Ft s Ihe Federal Government of the United States has made a large appro priation to aid in building substantial roads throughout the States. The "Howes Road Law" makes it possible for Missouri counties to receive this "Federal Aid", amounting to $1,200 per mile for two State roads in each county one north and south and one east and west. Where this $1,200 will not provide the kind of road tho traf fic demands, and it is necessary or de sirable to build a better and more sub stantial road, the county or other in terested parties must provide and se cure to the State Highway Board one half of the sum necessary in excess of said twelve hundred dollars per mile. The ordinary road tax will not pro vide the money necessary to secure the full amount of "Federal Aid" to build our State roads as they should De ouilded and at the same time con tinue the policy of extending imT provements to all other roads of the county. ' f The building of a complete system of hard-surfaced roads would be the best investment the people of St. Fran cois county could make at this time since it is now possible to get the Federal aid. But in order to start and carry to completion any program of substantial road improvement it is necessary to have sufficient funds, au thorized and available, to financo the proposition. There seems to be no way to pro vide the funds except by a bond issue. The issuance of road bonds would make some increase in the taxes; but while the roads are being built and the money expended, many of the cit izens of the county would receive more money in wuges and for supplies than their taxes would amount to dur ing the term of the bonds, aiW at the same time they would have the boaetit of the improved road. The non-resident owner's land values too would be increased more than his taxes. Now, in order that the voters may determine the advisability of taking steps to inaugurate and undertake some substantial program of road im provement, we Invite you to meet at the Court House in Farmington at one o'clock on Saturday, August 23, 1919. Please see that your school district is represented so that we may. get an expression of the sentiment of every. (community- ,. . - THOS. H. lldLMAN, 'County Highway Engineer. CATHOLIC SCHOOL TO RE OPEN THIS SEPTEMBER The Catholic school, which ha not been open for two school terms, will re-open September 8th for a year's work. Two sisters, who will have charge of tho school, will arrive in a da?9 to prepare for the opening, Th Bt'tlot?1-ho,use'. WM MS dlrec" tit u. flic iiiuiiu, iiua vceu icjuiivu and put in good shape. About fifty pupils are expected to enter. STAM M PICKRELL Harry Stamm sprung a surprise on his friends Monday when he was quietly married to Miss Mabel Pick rell, whose home is in East St. Louis. Harry is the fourth son of Ed. Stamrft, a prominent farmer of this vicinity, and is a favorably known young man. Tho bride attended Ozark Business College here last winter. They will make their home with the father of the groom. The Times wishes them a happy married life. Earl F. McClintock, now located at Cape Girardeau, is spending a brief vacation with his parents, Prof, and Mrs. C. B. McClintock. Earl but re cently returned from naval service, but instead of going back to his for mer position in one of the depart ments in Washington, D. C, an entic ing position was offered him at the Cape, which he accepted. It is the impression of tho writer that the real greatness of tho Missouri Stato Fair has not yet come into any thing like a true appreciation of the people of the State, even though this is the Nineteenth annual exhibition. The fact, however, that Monday's attendance was in excess of any for mer opening day Monday was really the oponing day, though many thou sand people witnessed interesting pro- PmniB thnrA Rimrlnu aUnnt. '. c j otiuna uit bills great enterprise is rapidly gaining in popularity. The facts are that it is an enormous enterprise, and nothing is done there on a cheap or small scale. It ia truly a Missouri enter prise, with a Missouri disposition. The State Fair grounds ia composed of something over 200 acres of land, so that there is ample room for any thing that may be desired there. The stability of practically al! the exhib it buildings is one of the first things to attract the gaze of the observing person. They are mostlv hriok ami of commodious portions. The immen se grandstand has a substantial steel frame, relieving the vast crowds now assembled there of anv likelihrwu. nt the structure crumbling from the treat ....inU 11 1- J-:i- .... "km it ia uany compelled to carry. The live stock exhibits, specimens of which were still arriving Monday night, aro certainly wonderful, in number as well as quality. Notwith standing the supposed uncertainty of transportation, which it was feared would seriously militate against ex hibiting fine stock there, all such dis plays are more abundant than thev ever were before, so we were inform edi And such stock as it to be seen there! It hard!y seems possible that its equal can be found anywhere on Before the grand stand hich-class entertainment is going cn throughout the afternoon and evening. Here also is where quality shows, as there is no thing cheap or sordid in any of the evitertuinmont offered by the Fair management, and it would be well worth the expense and time of anyone to spend at least a few days at the State Fair. When once seen what a splendid a wonderful exposition the Missouri State Fair really is, there is not much danger that great privilege and pleasure will often be ovprWWe! thereafter. X uc' traveled 'gentleman 'lit the writer s company, stated that the Mis souri State Fair had the "makin' ", if it was not already, the finest fair he had seen anywhere throughout the country. While the serious illness of our fellow townsman, Judge E. E. Swink, last week compelled his re turn home, after he had started for the Fair, is deeply regretted by those in charge, things are moving along with little or no apparent discomfort to those in charge, though the Judge would perhaps give a good farm to have been permitted to be there this year, where his wide knowledge of the work to be done, as well as his un usual managerial ability, would be of such vast advantage in the manage ment of that great enterprise. DEATH OF JUDGE TULLOCK Christopher Thomas Tullock, son of John and Rebecca Grider Tullock, was born on a farm four miles east of Bis marck, St. Francois county, Mo., Sep tember 25th, 1843, being 73 yearn, 10 months and 16 days of age at his death. He was married to Artimesia Mat kin, fifty years aeo and to this union a daughter was born, who married Ed ward Walters, now of St. Louns. Ho was converted and united with the Baptist church at Bismarck. 28 years ago, and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of that place. He was preceded in death by his father's entire family. While spend ing the summer with his wife on a farm belonging to his son-in-law, lo cated near Belleview in Washington county, he quietly passed away Au ust 11, 1919. He is survived by hia widow, one daughter. Mrs. H. E. Walters. nnH four grand children, Edgar, of Rang er, Texas; Faye and Artie Walters, of ol juuuis, anu airs. wm. urysier, ot Caruthersville, Mo., and one great grand child, little Mary Jane Crysler, all of whom were present, except Ed gar waiters. Judge Tullock spent his entire life in St. Francois county and held many , positions of honor and trust. He was judge of the County Court for four years and had been elected Mayor of Bismarck but resigned when he went to St. Louis to live with his daughter and family, whom he idolized. Judge Tullock was held in high es teem by all who knew him. Those who knew him best loved him best, in fact', to know him was to love him. He will be missed as a citizen of St. Francois county, he will be missed by the lodge he loved, he will be missed by the little Baptist church in Bis marck in all its services, which he loved to attend, and he will be missed most of all by his aged widow and de votod daughter and grand children. May he rest in peace in the Masonic cemetery in the suburb of Bismarck. the little town he loved. , , LICENSED TO MARRY Aug. 8-rBert Barnett. Bonne Terre, and Ernestina Ramsey, Sprdtt, Aug. 11 Harry Stamm, Farming ton, and Mabel Pickrel, East St Louis. Aug. 12 Tony Berry and Betty Courtois, Flat River. . Aug. 12 Lloyd V. Black, Jackson, and Lettye Ruth Hunter, Bismarck.