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$1.50 the Year 10 Pages This Week : ' FARJItNGTON. ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1922 NO. 4 VOL.-49 Farm Bureau Notes With the aid of W. H. Rusk, swine specialist, from the College of Agri culture, meetings will be held in most of the communities next week. Dis cussions on feeding problems ana swine management will be held. Mr. Rusk has had a great deal of expe rience in this work, having traveled over "many sections of the state for the college. Night and day meetings have been arranged for. AH those people interested in pork production should plan to attend one of these meetings. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday night, Jan. 31, 7:30, Work mans Hall, Doe Run. Wednesday a. m. Feb. 1, 9:30, WH. Counts, Libertyville. v Wednesday p. m., Feb. 1, 1:30, G. N. Kinkead, LibertyviHe. Wednesday p. m., Feb. 1, 4:00, Ed. ' Turley, Libertyville. Thursday a. m., Feb. 2, 9:30, Lytle S. Williams, Bonne Terre, Route 2. Thursday p. m.. Feb. 2, 2:00, French Village. Thursday night, .Feb. 2, 7:30, Hazel Friday a. m., Feb. 3, 9:30, R. S. Tet- ley, Cartee. Friday p. m., Feb. 3, 1:30, John D. Rion, Farmington, Route 2. Friday night, Feb. 3, 7:30, Bismarck Theatre. ' PRODUCERS' LIVESTOCK COMMISSION ASSOCIATION . DOING WELL n TTrirlnv January 13th. the Pro ilucers' Livestock Commission Asso ciation finished its first two weeks of business. January 6th, the end of the first week of operation, the Producers had handled 44 cars of stock and was in twelfth place compared with the fifty firms operating on this market. The week of January 13th, the Farm ers' Company handled 67 cars of stock and was in 4tn piace. f.nntrarv to what usually happens the Producers not only paid expenses the first week, 'but was aoie vo vv sizeable percentage or me cuuuuw Einn collected into its earning ac count. The second week they were able to put four times as much into the earnings account as was put in th. r.t wnolc. To make this a suc- ... Ki vnlnmn of business is nec essa'ry and the greater the volume, .th success. The Board of Directors of this com pany are farmers and not one of them i on the pavroll of the company. Thev know the sort of service the livestock man is entitled to and they intend to see that he gets ft. , For the responsible positions in this crmn-iny, they have employed men who have had years of marke emeri nct ond whose abilitv and honesty nave been demonstrated. COMMUNITY BULL'S DAM MADE NEW RECORD t.ino Gold, a 14-year-old Missouri Jersey cow, owned by Long view Farm, Lees Summit, recently completed an excellent record for this advanced age and now stands cham pion Jersey cow of Missouri for cows over 12 years of age. Starting her test at 4 years and 9 months of age, she produced, according to O. W. tur ner of the Missouri College of Agri culture, 13,102 pounds of milk and K82.76 pounds of fat. It is interest ing to compare this record with that of the famous Jersey cow, Sophie 19th of Hood Farm., known as the champion long distance producer. At 14 years and 6 month of age, Sophie produced 10,360.9 pounds of milk and C.lfl EC nnnnfla nf flit. The interesting feature ot this piece of news to the people of ot. Francois county, is that this cow is the dam of White Heart's Admirable 1P8146, which animal is one of the . U lino .hrpl Riiwlpit'h bulls owned by the St. Francois County Jersey Breeders' Association. White Heart s t.iirnl ; heirnr kept in the Bismarck community. He will remain there for more than a year yet. This bull on the sire's side, it will be remembered, is mighty well bred; he being sired by Poet's White Heart 114 615, a bull that was the sensation of the show ring for three years. Po et's Whiteheart first came out to the big fairs in 1917, as a calf and was never defeated in his class and later was made junior champion at the Na tional Dairy Show, the largest dairy show in America. In 1918 he was equally as successful as before. He was brought out in 1919 as a three-year-old (bull and was grand-champion at nearly every exposition at which he was exhibited. After the judging at the National n.:... ciinnr Whiteheart. wafi con signed to the sale along with some of the choicest animals of the breed. He was sold to the highest bidder at $5, 100 Poet's Whiteheart was not only n show bull but he was a "butter bred" bull. His sire. Queen's Raw leigh, who haB a long Hat of high i-rwnrrl Hnuchters. header by Raw- leigh's Eminent Buttercup, the cow hrnk the world's miik record for the Jersey breed for one day witM ap reduction or Hft.b pounas uen gai lone) and not ibeing content with this, she went ahead and established the world's record for the breed for. one week's production, two weeks' produc tion and two month's production, mak ing in all four world's records. She rscently finished her year with a to tal of 18.000 pounds of milk and 910 pounds of butter. With such records as these on the dam's and on the sire's side, the pros pects of the Bismarck bull being one of the outstanding bulls of the breed from the production standpoint, is ex tremely favorable. One such a bull in a community will have an incalcula ble value. Furthermore, this bull will not (be ost to the county as he will go to two other communities later. gB HOLD-UP jJ ' f' ! Bess Captured in San Antonio The St. Louis-Frcdericktown Taxi cab line is apparently a thing of the past, the service hr.ving been usu ptnded Saturday of last week, when the passenger cars run into the ga rages. The paper delivery service and the freight business were stopped the day before. The suspension of the line came af ter the failure of the owner and man ager, Carl Bess, to return to St. Louis following a trip to Chicago, Peoria and other Illinois towns. Th linn was instituted bv Carl Bess several n.onths ago and reliable sourc- es credit it with having been a profit able undertaking from the beginning. Four fine Hupmobile passenger cars made a round trip daily to St. Louis, making all the lead belt towns on a regular schedule. Contracts' were then made with the St. Louis daily papers for delivery service to the towns served and along with that an express service was instituted. The line was a great convenience and the people along the route will be. sorry for its suspension, though-Xhere are several persons even now seriously considering reviving it. The financial affairs of the line seem to be in a somewhat tanglea condition. The whereabouts of Bess are unknown,, though he is thought to be in Chicago. Fredcricktown Democrat-News. The St. Louis Star of last Sunday printed the following in regard to the defalcations and disappearance of Carl Bess: The police are seeking Carl U Bess, former head of the St. Louis-Freder-icktown, Mo., bus line, who on Janu ary 10 disappeared, leaving his wife, formerly Miss Rura Davis, to pay a month's rent on their apartment at the Argonne, 3664 Washington boule vard after she had failed to cash his bad check for $25. At that time also, the police say, the Weber Automobile Company, 1837 Locust street, learned that five auto mobiles it had sold to Bess for his bus line and on each of which the company held a $900 mortgage, were missing. The company also held two of Bess' checks, one of $200 and the other for $50. The the Marquette Hotel manage- mpnt stenned forward with seven mpia phoplrn nmnuntincr to $425. All th rhecks had been returned from the bank stamped "insufficient funds. , Mrs. Bess now resides at zozi coie man rtreet. but inquiry there elicited the reply that she was out. Bess formerly conuucieu an auiu mobile business at Fredericktown, and until his disappearance he has main tained the apartment at the Argonne as well as quarters at the Marquette and at Fredericktown. On January 18. eight days after Bess departed, Mrs. Bess received a long distance telephone call purport ing to have been from Hagle Pass, Tex., but when she tried to talk, the other party rang off. Bess Captured in San Antonio The St. Louis Globe-Democrat of Tuesday gave the following account of the capture of the versatile young man who until recently was manager of the late St. Louis-Fredcricktown Taxicab Line: Carl L. Bess, 28 years old, who for merly lived at the Argonne Apart ments, 3664 Washington boulevard, and who was arrested in San Antonio, Tex., on instructions from the St. Louis police, will return to this city in company with Detective Sergeant rred Keinwaia, wno wiu uepart lor San Antonio today. ' Y Bess and two other men, Charles Stephenson of 3677 Olive street, and a man known only as J. D. Root, were i arrested in connection witn the dis appearance of four mortgaged auto mobiles on January 10 last. Bess is also sought in connection with the cashing of several alleged worthless checks, Bess, who until the day of his de parture from St. Louis, operated the St. Louis-Fredericktown. Mo., . auto bus line; - recently bought four auto mobiles from the Weber Implement Company, at 1817 Locust street, on the time-payment plan; The company now holds a $3600 CAN YOU BEAT IT? mortgage on the automobiles, the po lice were told. Two checks, totaling $250, for accessories and parts, given by Be9s to the Weber Company, were returned from a bank in Frederick town marked "insufficient funds". Another check for $400 which Bess cashed at the Marquette hotel, where his automobiles were stationed, was also returned from the same bank. Bess' wife told the police that her ; husband left St. Louis January 10, taking with him practically all of her money. She said that he gave her a check for $25. which, she alleges, is worthless. Mrs. Bess gave up her apartment and is now living at 2521 Coleman street. She told the police that Bess explained to her that he was wointr to Chicago for the purpose of "raising some money." On January 18 Mrs. Bess received a telephone message purporting to come from Eagle Pass, Tex. A man who called himself "Ernest Harris" asked Mrs. Bess where her husband could be found. She told the police that she susnected that the call came from a friend of Bess. The police here were told that Bess had waived extradition at San Antonio. Two automobiles found in Bess possession are being held by the San Antonio ponce. HOME DEMONSTRATION NOTES Three more communities have made out their programs of work with sev eral other practically ready for organ ization. Doe Run, Cartee and Bis marck trrouns have met with the Home Demonstration Agent and chosen their programs. At Doe Run, Mrs. R. M. Harvey was chosen leader in Clothing, Mrs. C. r . Henrich was elected Health Leader. Miss Lena Schmidt is leader in Home Manage ment and Mrs. T. E. Gideon is leader in Poultry. At the Cartee meeting only three projects were chosen: Clothing, Home Management, and Poultry. The lead er in clothing is Miss Lena Herbst; in Home Management, Mrs. Wm. Uugal; in Poultry, Mrs. I. T. Sides. At Bismnrck, January 19th, the women selected parts of the Clothing, Home Management, Health and Poul try. The leaders arc Miss Lottie West, Miss Mamie Berthold and Miss Maude Dent. Communities which will make their i programs of work the week ending Jan. 28th are Stono, Davis Crossing, Hazel Run and I. C. U. In February most of the communi ties will be working on the projects which are outlined in their programs. Any community can organize at any time of the year, but it is best tnai the program be made out as early as possible in the year-in order to get in a good year's work. ALL ABOUT BUTCHERING Free ublicatiora Tell How to Dress Beef and Pork. Home killed meats are just as sat isfying on the farm table as in the days of higher prices, and for that reason there is just now a'great de mand fnr information on home butch ering. The Missouri College of Ag- Coming! Coming! Dr. S. Bark Cadman, of Brooklyn Tabernacle, New York, "Universally acknowledged one of the world's greatest preachers," will fill the third num ber of the Farmington Lyceum Course, in the Mon arch Theatre, on Monday night, February 13th. All St Francois county congregations will do well to jsend a delegation to hear Dr. Cadman. . j! "Dr. Cadihan's lecture is declared to have been one of the ever delivered in Asbury Park."-'Nw York Herald. "One of the best lectures ever York Mail and Express. Dr. Cadman is one of the very best, and highest priced lecturers ever heard In St. Francois county. By all means hear him. .. . s SINGLE ADMISSION, 60 CENTS - riculture has two publications avail able for immediate delivery free of charge to persons needing help in any of the problems connected with the home butchering and curing of both beef and pork. In these circulars directions are complete and are made plain by num erous illustrations snowing ju.si now the meat is hung, cooled, cut .up and prepared for curing. r ,.pnmcm oiauun im-uiui no tells how to handle a beef from kill ing' to canning. It shows by dia grams the different cuts of beef and tells the best wav to handle each cut. Extension Service Circular 42 gives I complete directions for hog butcher ing and pork cutting. Both these circulars may be obtained free by ad dressing the College of Agriculture, Columbia, Mo. Electric Wiring Your room house wired complete, $12. All others accordingly. Now is the time to wire; expert wiring at low price. Fixtures complete. I j me figure on your work ' T. A. TILLMAN. - (The Electric Shop.) County Spelling Contest for April The fnllnwinsr schools of the St. Francois County Inter-School Activi ties Association have entered for the spelling contest to be held the latter part of April, 1922: Farmington, Flat River, Bonne Terre, Esther, Bisinarck, Leadwood, Desloge, fclvms. The prizes will be five-dollar gold pieces, to be awarded as follows: Best speller in First Grade, St. Francois Co. Bank, of Farm ington $5.00 Best speller in Second Grade, Bank of Farmington $5.00 Best speller in Third Grndc, Banii of Bismarck $5.00 Best speller in Fourth Grade, Relt Bank, of Bonne Terre Best speller in Fifth Grade, Bank of Desloge ...$5.00 Best speller in Sixth Grade, Bank of Leadwood $5.00 Best sneller in Seventh Grade, Citizen's Bank of Desloge ...$5.00 Best speller in Eighth Grade, Miners & Merchants Bank, of Flat River $5.00 Rest sneller in Ninth Grade, Farmers Bank, of Farmington, $5.00 Rpst sneller in Tenth Grade, People's Bank, of Bonne Terre, $5.00 Best speller in Eleventh Grade, Bank of Elvins $5.00 Best speller in Twelfth Grade, Security Bank, of Elvins ....$5.00 Activities Committee, J. U. White, Chairman. J. H. Bricker. J. W. Houston. Fine winter weather. best delivered at Chautauqua.' .- New Big Business Doric Past Year At the annual meeting of the Farm Bureau Purchasing & Sales Associa tion held Wednesday, a report of the year's work was given, two directors elected, and other matters taken up. The financial report showed that $96,787.75 worth of business was done in 1921, with a net profit of $1,444.39 and a paid up capital stock of $5,675. This was a report of the home busi ness and the branch at Bismarck, which has been in operation ten months. Due to the small capital in vested and rapid turning over, the business showed a good profit, yet products were handled on the average, at less than 1 3-4 cents on the dollar. The two out-going directors were Roy Johnson and Wm. London. Both of thess men were considered the type of men that are wanted on the board of an organization of this kind. How ever, due to the fact that the stock holders felt that Bismarck should have representation on the board, William Hinze, from Bismarck, was elected to succeed William London, while Roy Johnson succeeded himself. Mr. wn- Ann stated that he wns more than win- inir that a man from Bismarck be elected in his place and that he would take as much Interest in the Associa tion off of the board, as on it. Mr. Johnson also stated the same thing in regard to himself. After the election, the board of directors met and chose their ofifcers as follows: Maurice Hiehlcv. president: F. L. Graham. vice-president: Roy Johnson, sccre tary-treasurer. Judge Mitchell in Auto Crash VV. A. Mitchell, Presiding Judge of the County Court, met with an acci dentl nst Friday evening while driv ing home in his Dodge. At the turn in the Flat River road, just beyond the Infirmary, he was following at a rea sonable distance one of the passenger busses, both of which were running nerhans twenty miles an hour. Im mediately on the turn the bus came to a sudden stop, which was forced by meeting a team, driven by a boy who was walking, and which was not on its own side of the road, ine sua den stop was necessary to prevent either a crush or to keep the bus from going over the heavy grade and per. haps upsetting. But no alarm was given, and as tsoon . JaiuKfcMitehell saw the condi tion Just -'ahead -of him he, too, ap plied the brakes, but not in sufficient time to bring his machine to a stop before it had crushed into the rear end of the bus. The collision knocked off his lights, jammed up his radiator considerably and did other damage to his car. Fortunately, however, he was not hurt, nor was the bus notice ably damaged. It seems the boy who was monopolizing most of the road way with his wagon and team was re sponsible lor the trouble. Cheer Up ! To be staged at the Monarch Theatre next Wednesday and Thursday nights. The Cheer Up show is a marvelous musical revue staged by a profession al director under the auspices of the Ladies Aid of the M. E. Church, isouth. Because of its magnitude it is of vital interest to all the citizens of Farmington who have civic interests. It has a cast of two hundred of the townspeople, ranging from the ages of four to forty. The production itself is as versatile as the people of the cast. Mrs. Harry Dobbins with her effi cient committees has selected a cast which under professional direction, special scenery and lighting effects, is bound to delight the most exacting. From the prologue opening on the field of human daisies to the most su perb finale there is something doing every minute. Mirth and pathos go hand in hand and the audience will be more than delighted with each suc cessive scene until the final curtain closes on the electrical see sams with their burden of beautiful girls and handsome young gentlemen. With such talent as Virginia Mar bury, Virginia Morris, Louise Lang and hundreds of others equally as tal ented, "Cheer Up promises to be a marvelous success. Due to the im mense enthusiasm that is growing and radiating from rchearals the cast will be in a splendid shape for a most finished production next Wednesday and Thursday nights. Everybody in Farmington is eoing so get your tick ets from any member of the large cast and have them reserved and pay war tax at Karsch s next luesday. A CORRECTION. The advance aeent of "Cheer Up' misrepresented the nature of the Musi cal Revue to be presented under aus pices of Ladies Aid Society. 1 his is a home talent production with your -boys and girls taking part and I personally assure vou that there will be nothing objectionable at all. Come and see for yourself. C. P. THOGMORTON. , MARRIAGE LICENSES January 20th Frank Forshee, Jr., of Desloge, 19 Juanita Ellen Asher, of Desloge, 18 January 21 Charles Thomas Edgar Rowe, Flat River , ..21 Grace Irene Wallace, Flat River, 20 January 24 Leonard Smith, Farmington, 21 Mvrtle Cox. Farmington, 18 McDowell Waives Preliminary Henrv McDowell, who was ar raigned 'before Squire Cleveland in Plat. Rivor laat Saturdav. charired with the kifting of Thomas Frothing ham in the Y. M. C. A. building at that place on the evening of Jan. 16th, waived preliminary hearing and his bond was fixed at $5,000 for his ap pearance for trial at the next regular term of circuit court, which conveneb here next month. No trouble was had in giving the required bond. In fact many ap peared desirous oi signing sucn in strument, and an amount several times the size of the bond fixed could easily have been pledged. This only corroborates the report that both slayer and slayed had many warm friends. City Mail Carriers for Farmington Postmaster J. B. Smith has received reports from the examining commit tee for city mail carriers for Farm ington. Raymond fepin ana James A. Womack were at the head of the list, and they have been recommended for the places. There were sixteen ap plicants for the two places, in which ex-service men made a splendid show ing, six of whom "went over the top for the highest grades. This is another illustration or the scarcity of places, when sixteen Btrong, qualified.. canaDle young men will take a civil service examination on the slim chance of securing one of two places as mail carrier. Postmas ter Smith expressed the sentiment of the entire community when he said he was "sorry there were not sixteen jobs, so each applicant could have a place." . He is still unable to give the exact date for starting free delivery here, as there is yet considerable red tape that must be worked through. He states, however, that if it is not got ten under way by Feb. 1st, it will cer tainly not be later than Feb. 15th when it will be started. Tramp Printer "Drops In" The Times office was favored Wed nesday with a visitation from an "old .Umj jpriftttic "ij:.fi introduced for work, and had pretty thoroughly canvassed seven or eight states in such quest, with the same result "nothing doing" except for an occa sional few hours work. He said that all printers who have places were now "sitting tight(" as places were prac tically impossible to secure; that wag es were being very materially reduced, which reductions were being invaria bly accepted, the principal desire of all workmen apparently being to hold their job at any price. The name of this journeyman is Michael Kelly, aged 71, rather dignified in appear ance, and well educated. He has a pleasing address and interesting man ner, and could talk without ceasing of the states through which he had passed on his present quest for work. He said he wolud never have believed that times could become so "tight" that a tramp printer could not pick up sufficient work to ward off hunger. But he suid his eyes were opened in a country south of here when, had it not been for a Masonic pin he wears beneath his coat, and to which he dem onstrated he is entitled, he really be lieves he might have starved. But he has much of the "happy-go-lucky" disposition of his kind, even when they flourished and blossomed in ev ery print shop along the way, and he did not attempt to trace the cause for the present stringency. He said many thought it was due to politics; he didn't know. He said most of the "old tramps" had passed; only a few Large Grey Wolf Killed Geo. McDaniel, who lives in Woin garten, Ste. Genevieve county, brought to Farmington Tuesday the pelt of a large grey wolf which he killed in the vicinity of his home last week. It was a beautiful pelt, and quite large, indicating that it was from a full grown wolf. W. A. Brookshire bought it for $10. Mr. McDaniel will also receive $20 bounty for the head, $10 from the county and $10 from the State. While Mr. McDaniel was out hunt ing, after a light snow-fall, he cams across the tracks of the animal, which he followed for gome distance and finally came upon the beast, which was apparently asleep under a cedar tree. Not being able to make out the nature of the animal in its cuddled condition, he made sufiiuent noise by snaffling his feet m the snow to "arouse it, when its action he came brisk, and just as it -was about to bound away he fired a charge from his shot-gun into it.. Though evident--ly badly hurt, the. wolf went- some' distance before- succumbing, toi . , its mortal wounds. 5 It was a splendid specimen, and the pelt is large and beautiful. Constable W. H. Webster, of Flat River, will drive to St. Louis bunday lor his daughter, miss aiargucrue. who is graduating from the eighth grade of the city schools, and who will return home with him.