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Published Evert Tbi'Rbday bt the farm i ngton times printing company FARMINGTON, M.. DKCKMHEH 190!), ONE dollar a year. MK)S. II. STAM, !.. President, THBO. 1. P1HHKR FIFTY CENTS FOR SIX MONTHS :. pkki Vil c l'n Rditor Mill lit. aihl Businci I'HIL Manage! Aiw Ma Hie Ubrisl j F"25r mas hella riiiR iner- V , i and ' h. rilj iiSfor 1,11 tbi '-Ht ' " I riir npiicp iiiiii irootl will (if III.' Christ- U tnai till'- make glad . music i ii thai r sinnt 1 bearti, a n d I li e i idii i (fa y joy, Hi- hope, tin Ml faitb mimI ii.- love, ml wliioli til- Babe nf Bethlehem "J''1 brought to the world, abidi with (.,,,, lli-in ti the end. i, aii i Senator La Follette, Weekly Magazine, make lowintr il ls- remai k on tl dent'i message , ' ' We reRi thni ill- meaaage is disapi It waa in be uxpeeted i but per would l- eouaervative ili-iul In its tone, but the dnl not expect iu extendi live nf well known foreii tioni mid ii reeapituliitioi pat'tmental reporta. It ex strong, able, vitally in stt- paper on the wen I problemi wbieh bave conte to l 0, 0, F, ANNUAL RALLY Francois Lodge No. in Oivai .. Fiaa Ooaearl mid Luncheon to ambers of the Ordor. t Katorday, December iMh, i" day set apart by the Grand r ot tin i iidepondnnl Irder ul 'allows in the turladletioit ol ii r I tor tin, annual roil rait of at - ami ii grand rally of this ii al order. Mocauee of aome dtcli in the arrangement, St, oi- i.oihr. No, )s ,,f this plane s roll .-ail Tuesday nurht in l he dii 1 1 I Ion of M r. i or on-, haif m I'm lent on' to urn of tne order realdenl in ami j ii pected it erecting national into the y, whether Ihey t St, Franco! ml each riiini'- w re Lodi I to va.. Lodtfn hall lln iIm ipen of tin till life nf tin- preaent generation." Th- National Month!) ia a nag Mine devoted to th- principle and interests of th- Democratic party. It is published and edited hi lion Norman K Mack, Chairman of tbe National Democratic Committee, and i" a handsome!) printed and illustrated magazine which pleases th- eye as well as promulgates sound political doctrine, Ever) Democrat, old or young, ought to tnk- ancb a pi riodical, Ii is II mi a year, ion yon can gel it and The Pariniugtou Timi - for oolj H.Ilii a year , Read tbe big advertisement beaded " 1 1 you are a I inocral yon need this," which telli you just wbaf sort of n magazine it is, and then tend l 33 t" Tlis Farm ington Times, and we will send yon hotli Tbe Times ami The Sa inted in the islon, after meert, ami f st. Krancoia Lndaa answered to tlicir names and eight visiting members ol other lodges reported. 'I lis lodge membership la I H. imt man) of its members live in other towns and States, After the dl cali;tbe . i i 1 1 upli rehestra rendered idld urogram! lltses ' ' iliterinesxn mi itiiesxn l.. i ii W Rainbow I III I I:, Minerva Lli In Inititnte all i I' A HI II. Arabia (inarch) Kleetrle Wixxrrd una na-ma (two t - j . . MomiiiR star , march sin i rs i niL- . ii Ka d N nrick. a di-r. lieattarllll. A, I'.di II. I. IIBI hu- ad- tiotml Monthly. We imv sainpli pics ot Th- Sati Monthly, and if you will -nil for- ih-) are all gone we mil yon on- ii lew mill 1.1" Th- Itnpotency of th- Govern ment to apprehend tbe big crim inals and bring than to punish -men I if ibowu in th- Sugar Trust customs stealing. A few of tbe weighers and inspectors, who were bribed by tbe Sugar Trust to corn Bit tbe frauds in its interest, bave be-n convicted, imt the arch eritn-' inals, th- onei who at- chiefly re sponsible and for wboae benefit tbe thefts were made, it seema oannol be reached anil punished as they deserve. While In the liial last week id lln custom house employes who yielded to the temptation ol tbe Sugar Trust's agents, Ih f than were convicted, a former! treasurer ot one of the trust's , plants, who wuk indicted with al view ot reaching sone of tbe higher offioiali, was acquitted. He nay not bave been guilty, and even if he were he was simply a tool ot those higher up in tin- management i of th- true! .lust i-c will never be don- until the hit; sugar tutig DiteH who hav- appropriated tlcsc thefts are made to sutler the pen alty of th- law. !t i.s not enough that the smaller criminals, whom i hey have manufactured out of their system of bribery, should an SWer lor their lesser eritn-. Jain-s V. Tatum, one of the old est and moat prominent citlsens of Kcnnett, died on th- I3tb very sud denly, aged 70 years. He leaves a wit- and five children. Oape Qlrardean merchants bave organized a Merchants' Association and will pay railroad fare and hotel bill of shoppers from the suBtound Utg towns who spend $'.'."i with them. ul rle Pas) li'iiiid Master Marshall of Charleston was pri sent, and at the lutermlsaton lietween pans on- mid two of I-,- program, was Introduced and delivered an Interesting address on Odd Fellowship, ii uas replete w nil good points and Irish wit kepi the audience in high good Uior. After Judge Marshall' dii mi, all were invited down mi the - ml floor t tl pera hall, where tables were spread with an appetis ing, luncheon prepared by Mr. A.J. Hilton, ii,,- restaurauteor, and while the company was regaling Itself with Inner refreshments, the oreheatra finished the second part of the musical program. I'nit Grand John Doughty, chair man of the committee of arrange meets, acted a- toastmaster, in which position he shone with much grace and ready wit. A clever eon- Celt of bis WaS tO select three hro- thers th,- initials of whose names corresponded with tin Initials of the principal motto of Odd Fellow ship, to respond to the toasts (friendship, Loire ami Truth. The three brothers selected were Messrs. Fiaher, Ledbetter and fetlev. Mr Fmher'H Response. After referring to the pleasant conceit of tin- toastmaster in Unk ing these three liuilles with the or der's motto, ami expressing ids ap preciation of the honor conferred by this distlncti Mr. Fiaher said: As the initial of my name is that of the Initial of the first link ,,f the triple chain, "Friendship, Love ami Truth,'' I take it that our brother toastmaster expects me to say so thing about that Oral link so lien 's to Friendship, Some one has aptly said that a friend is one who -s in whan all the world goes out. It has also bean r inked that as We go through life, while we meet up with many acquaintaneesi w akc but few friends -friends that will stay by us, not only when the world's smiles are mirs, but wh-n adversity frowns upon us, and our souls hunger for an enoourag- i ' K word and a warm, si re clasp of the hand. So odd Kcllnwshln links Friendship with thou, other divine principles, Love ami Troth) taking oi f the most beautiful scriptural Illustrations of this prin ciple as its pattern the closely knit friendship of Jonathan for David, a friendship that braved the frowns of a royal father and tbougbl it not too much to yield u erown to his friend. Friendship, Ilk- Love, is sacrificing, All true Odd FellOWS are friends, all who carry out th- sublime prin olples to which they have obligated themselves, despite condition, () olal distinction, sect or creed or na tionality for the hand of an Odd Fellow is always op, u to a brother, In any Lodge ol odd Fellows, how ever much of a stranger he may be otherwise, a member of the order in good standing i- always at borne ami receives a brother's weh ie, eheer and em ragement, We who know by experience the practical work and help en by 'I rdei . iii which there is ii" feeling nor sense of charity , low Odd Fallow ship. So, here's to Friendahla, the first link in the triple chain Friend ship. Love and Truth. Jude H. B. Ledljottor, Judge Ledbetter, whose initial matches thi ,, n,,. soeolld link n- muled to the toast "Troth," as follows: finer through the mystic vale culled thins; that hurts most, hut life; that separates the past and the would he truthful in nil thing future two eternities. It is a pit- above all truthful with ourselves, larof cloud by day and a pillar of think of tin' sorrow, sadness und tire by night that leads to goodness shedding of tears that would he and to (iod. 'I'., our order it irives spared to the people in every oom- coior ami perfume ilk- the rose, ami inanity. Than lei us ever art ami without It our order would lose its i ak the truth: he truthful i nne Ives and will r Hod. and e. human nature and he rst ( the shade- of eternal ob eli u - as hold on egated t lit ion, "Every aoul is a celestial to HI -ry Other soul." " Love is omnipotent in uatui motl ve and reward. " " I, ove is our highest word and the ! synonym of God, It u-ives color I and lieauty to every life and trans. forms homeliness into beauty that I passeth all understanding. It is man's guardian angel from the cradle to ii,.. grave." I. ove is tin he trinity ' Friendship, s the antitl inircr, ill will centMl principle iii of Odd Fellowship Lot and Troth." it csis of hate, mallei . . jealousy and all the Tetl link Mr. J. H Tetley. responded to I he chain, "Truth," tl it malevolent affections, and traces aindness, gentleness, kr""d will, charily, and all the I ,v,, hut affections that move tbe human heart, It is the most pi, tent force iii nature. t touches . very I Kin life, and in thai touch fives Hi. dr. Iner thrills that lift humanity and make it akin to Ood. It mark the turning point iii every life for unpanlon or at ei the winged iin- s the tidiiiirs home to trui'! Went llrmly together the three links of our noble order, 'Friendship, Love and Truth." Mr Frod M Kursch. Mr. Karaoh, th Noble Qrand, re sponded to"The Quod of th- Order" as follows: Bro. Toastmaster, Brothers ami sisters: Just 90 years ago on Octo ber Ttl. lust Was born St. Francois Lodge No. M I.O. O. F., Acting (f Bf, Woodward having on Oct. 7lh. 1h.'iU, granted a charter to this lodge, On October 14th, jUSl one week later, this lodge met and organised by electing Yal. C. Peera, N. O., who therefore hecatiie our first Noble Orand, At this time there was no other odd Fellows Lodge III South east Missouri, old ps being the Dion- on Mr third said : After you have listened to the beautiful language of Urns, Fisher and Ledbetter on the first two links oi miii renowsuip, r rii'inisinp and wr, aim lor wai reason is one II re- Love," it is my duty to answer lor ferred to as th- Orandduddy of Odd the last hnl not the least of the Fellowship in Southeast Missouri, three links in this beautiful chain Many lodges soon followed in the of ' Friendship, i, ove ami Troth." I wake of old 48 until to-day this en- Without truth neither of tl titer I tire section is dotted With lodk'os of links would lie ol any value, ami our order, and in our county alone without the Aral two tin- last link I "a have eleven subordinate and ten would avail us nothing. Truth, as Bobekah lodges. In our own lodge. if we seventh wealthiest odd Fallows , and lodge in the State, owning this .-'.",- WW thre- story building, entirely free from debt , well furnished ami money in the tr-asury. During ull these years we here paid out man thousands of dollars in sick benefits and In the discharge of the first duty Imposed hy Odd Fellowship, that of relieving the needy, educat Ing tii- orphan and hurrying the (had. Enough of tlie past. Let us now turn to the future. What we have already done should he hm a small Indication of what lays before us it we iii imt go out into th- oomtnuti' Ity und live the true life or odd Fel lowship. So, let us not rest until our membership is doubled and our Held of usefulness jllSt tllUt IIIIK'l: enlarged. My parting words, and th- message that I would bring to you to-night, my brothers and sis ters, is tips, let us not rest until wi have every is-k man and woman in the entire community enrolled in our raaks, Dr. George M. Wilson was next called mi, and gave a pleasant talk hip in general. good, and is the noble soul, and senger that bears every heart that is ami I Iod. bears sw,.. re i- th Dinpanj ihekina 1 1, ' every W taught hy Odd Fellows, is an impe rial virtue. We should aver apeak and act the truth. It is a small 'word of only Rva letters, Imt what a wonderful meaning they contain Some people say when we speak ot our neighbors that th-truth is tie' No. 4s, we have at present a mem bership of Mil, and our sister Uo bekah lodge a membership of about BO, Nring i" the wis its alfaiis, this lodgi Odd Fellowi loastmaster uougnty then arose am! said: "During tl-' civil war a muster for soldiers was made tt an inland Virginia town. Aiming those enlisted was a worthless local character. In less than two weeks from the time the muster was made this local character was hack home. nne of the citlsens upon meetinii him expressed his surprise by say lug, 'Hello, Kill, how did yini get back hoine so soon'.'' Hill replied, 'Well, duriu' our first fight the Gen eral mile along the ranks and about ed "Boys, shoot for your country and your home." Some shot for manage,, t f ! 'h-ir eounliy, but I shot for home.' has prospered . which lliev did well nl.-used thai financially until to-day we are the! they had been there, When Doing Your Christmas Shopping . -r?gf- l' ' ',' ' plHN'' J ' m it. v w . r i j-ak i urnirs, Children's Bear Skin Coats at Hen's Overcoats in nobby oods an d up-to theminute in style. Regular $ 7.50 coats now Regular 10.00 coats now 15.00 and $16.50 coats ON'T lose sight of the fact that our store is loaded with good, useful articles that will bring real cheer and pleasure to your friends. In addition to our at all times big stock of all sorts of Dry Goods we call your attention to the Big; Cut in Prices of La dies' Up-to-Date Coats $ 7.50 coats now $ 5.75 10.00 coats now 7 75 12.00 coats now 9 50 13.50 and $15 coats now 12.00 One-Half the Regular Price. i a rVfcJ Regular $ 5.00 8.00 12.00 Boys' Overcoats, all sizes, one-third off reg ular price. We have made big preparations to meet all requirements on clothing of all sizes and prices. JUST RECEIVED Beautiful Rockers in Golden Oak, Early English and Mahogany at $3.00, $4.50, $5.50, $6.00, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.00. t-' ok 4X' TMr! Mi mix DRAWING ROOM AND LIBRARY TABLES in Early English and Golden Oak at 5.25, 7.50, 10.00 and 12.00. They are beauties. We only mention a few items. It will be more satisfactory to come in and see what we have; it will pay you. Our prices are right. Cole & Nixon flercantle Company.