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VOL. 46
NO. 33
American Legion
Being Organized
Annual Election
- at State Hospital
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,
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,
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,
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
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
Josephine Pierce admitted to State
Hospital No. 4, it appearing that she
is a proper person for admittance
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.'
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
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,
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.
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. '
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
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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- ,. . -
'County Highway Engineer.
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
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
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"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!
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.
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
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.
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.

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