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Mfwiimgtei VOL. 43 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1916. NO. 38 GLEANINGS FROM THE A BIG TENT AND A BIG FARMINGTON PAGEANT OaY AT FLAT RIVER Lyceum Course (Redpath Talent) At The M o n a rch SEASON 1916-17 5 Numbers NO. 1. MT. VERNON SINGING PARTY NO. 2. JESS PUGH CO. NO. 3. MUSICAL ENTERTAINERS NO. 4. C. C. MITCHELL NO. 5. THE MUSICAL GUARDSMEN Reserved Season Tickets, - $2.00 Tickets may be bought and seats reserved now, during the day at Karsch's Shoe Store and at night at the Monarch Box Office. First Number Monday, Oct 23rd Be sure and get Tickets now Making Good Parkhurst Sleeth is making good as Chairman of the County Democrat ic Committee. He is full of energy, push and enthusiasm in the work. To him is largely due the securing of the speakers and the big tent meeting at Flat River this week. He person ally visited State Democratic Head quarters, suggested what was nec essary, arranged plans, provided for the erection of the tent and accommo dations for the speakers, and as a consequence everything was carried out in decency and order. Parkhurst is a live wire and he purposes whoop ing up the campaign until the close of the polls on November 7th. Demo crats, put your shoulders to the wheel and help, him. PASSES 86th BIRTHDAY On Wednesday, September 20th, Rev, J. H. Denman passed the eighty sixth anniversary of his birthday in a quiet, contented way at his home in Farmington. This venerable ser vant of God was licensed to preach at the age of eighteen years by the Rock River Conference of the Meth odist Episcopal Church. For a num ber of years he "broke the bread of life" at Rock Island, 111., and other stations of that circuit. At the close of the Civil War he was sent to South east Missouri to preach and organize churches of the Methodist faith, and he organized what is now known as the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington. The congregation was organized at the old Carleton Seminary at Cedar Falls in this coun ty. 1 Mr. Denman was a widower when he came to Southeast Missouri, and in 186fi he married Miss Sarah King of Bollinger county. Shortly after his marriage he settled down on a farm in Bollinger county, but contin ued to preach and organize churches in Bollinger, Madison and Cape Gi rardeau counties. This year he and the faithful partner of his life and ministry celebrated in a quiet and home-like way their golden wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Denman removed to Farmington about eight years ago, when he retired from active minis terial labors, and where they have en joyed the peaceful, contented closing years of lives well spent. Like the sweet psalmist of Israel, he may say, "I was young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous for saken nor his seed begging bread." May the years that shall still be ac corded them overflow with the joy of that faith which is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. WOULD LAMM ADVOCATE IT? Editor Times: In reading accounts of Judge Lamm's campaign speech I fail to observe where his judicial mind has offered any solution to the vexing sit uation of lack of revenue to meet ap propriations for each bi-ennial period, for the support of our State institu tions. It was so during the Hadley admin istration, as well as during that of Folk and Major. The Judge should enlighten the voters as to how he would avoid a deficit and at the same time meet the demands on the State Treasury. There is a way but would he advo cate it? A VOTER. Another cold wave is here. Piano Tuning R. W. VORHEES of St. Louis is in town tuning pianos. A card dropped at the Farmington Post Office will receive prompt attention or phone 334. PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES On Monday morning Rev. Clarence Tucker, a missionary from Brazil, South America, and a brother of R. C. Tucker, conducted devotional ex ercises in the High School building, iind delivered a very entertaining ad dress on conditions in Brazil. H'i coming was much enjoyed by pupiU and teachers. Glenwood Baker and Burdctte Johns, St. Francois county representa tives in the Boys' State Fair School at Sedalia, report interesting times. Judge E. E. Swink met the boys at the depot and conducted them to the fair grounds in one of the official cars, and advised them to report to him in case they needed anything or got in to trouble. His kindness and atten tions made them feel very much at home. Representatives of the different high schools of the county met in the High School building at Flat River on last Saturday and re-organized the St. Francois County Athletic and Or atorical A.ssociatiaaJMy)''" tnc name of the assoWfiWfc the Ath letic and Oratorical Association b.' the Lead Belt. This change in name was made in order that some of the adjacent schools outside of St. Fran cois county may participate in the activities of the association and not feel included in St. Francois county. At the same meeting a fall schedule of girls' basket ball games was ar ranged, details of which will be giv en at a later date. The first game of the season in which Farmington will participate will be on Saturday, Oct. 7th, with Esther High School in that city. The Farmington girls began practice this week and an enthusias tic group reported for work. The first football game of the sea son will be played in Farmington on Saturday next, September 30th, with Flat River. Flat River High has a lucky bunch under the coaching of Prof. Brucher, and a good team is as cured. That team got enough real experience last year to wear off the new, and can be expected to grVe a good account of themselves. The Farmington boys are rounding into a good machine under the coaching of Prin. J. S. Dearmont, who has an en viable reputation as an athletic di rector. Lovers of grid iron sport will be treated to the real process on Sat urday, and a great crowd should be in attendance to help the boys get started and win a decisive victory. Watch for the ticket tags and wear one. LYCEUM COURSE SE CURED FOR FARMINGTON Farmington is to have a Lyceum Course this winter, the Monarch Thea tre having contracted for five splen did numbers to be given during the winter at intervals of about a month. The fn'St number, The Mouht Vernon Singing Party, comes on Tuesday night, Oct. 23d. This company is composed of five people, and is one of the big numbers of the course. As their name implies, this is an ideal singing company, and they conclude their program wtth an operetta, in costume. Next comes the Jess Pugh Com pany, an excellent offering, followed by the Musical Entertainers, whose reputation is that they never have failed to please and satisfy an audi ence. C. C. Mitchell, "The Bombshell in a Nutshell Man," is the fourth num ber on the course and he satisfies al so. The best number, The Musical Guardsmen, six strong, a singing or chestra, has been saved for the last and we do not hesitate to say that this is as good a number as has ever appeared in Farmington. Their pro gram will be indeed a rare treat. The price of season tickets is $2,' and seats may be reserved now. Fur-i ther information may be had of the management of the Monarch Theatre. I The Phillips Restaurant was this week removed to the Taaffe building, north side of the Public Sauare, which has been fitted up in excellent shape. With large rooms and better facili ties this up-to-date restaurant is in better shape than ever to accomrao u.i.u Its customers. A Few Thoughts From the Rich Spec tacle Which Presented So Much of Historical Value The Times has previously treated of the Farmington Pageant, recently produced in this city in such a splen did manner, from different view point:;. It now occurs to us that the presentation of a few thoughts brought out by such presentation, will be most timely and may result in in estimable good to this community, by calling attention to the great possi bilities which that remarkable enter prise has shown this community is deserving of. In the first place, the Pageant dem onstrated, beyond peradventure, that this community is capable of present ing, and carrying to successful con clusion, enterprises of unusual merit. There is not only the talent, but like-1 wise the will with proper concentra-: tion to carry to successful conclu sion enterprises of the highest possi ble conception, with honor and credit i to our people. It has also pointed the way to an ' annual celebration of such character j that must mean the placing of Farm- j ington and St. Francois county in the, spot-light, and attract much that is j best in high-class citizenship to this community, as it will mean an endless I chain of advertising that will cause j thousands from distant points to see and recognize the many attractive! features of Farmington as a home city. t An annual spectacle, along such lines as were so successfully carried! out in the recent Pageant, will not only give valuable experience to the most unusual number of musical stu-1 dents to be found in this community, but serve to draw the best possible class of families here, who may be looking for similar advantages, in this way building up the community on the most solid base possible. Such reflections again lead us to the thought of the very great need of Untold Riches I In Prospect George K. Williams returned home I Tuesday from an inspection of the i mining properties, in which he is very largely interested, in the Miami, Okla., field. He is so completely overflow- j ing with the glittering prospects for, great wealth there that it is impos-' sible for one to hear him and remain' unconvinced that he and A. 0. Nich- j ols, his partner in this venture, havei indeed "strucH it rich in that field which is being rapidly developed into one of the richest fields of lead and zinc that has ever been tapped. But, to substantiate his story of the wonderful richness of the produc tion from their mines there, Mr. Wil liams brought with him specimens from each of the two shafts they have just put down on their property, an inspection of which shows that noth ing could be richer in lead and zinc development, in that or any other field. Then, to hear George K. tell of the immense deposits of just such mineral that is already in sight makes it impossible for one to sit still. Messrs. Williams and Nichols own two pieces of what seems to be among the richest holdings in that field, and have already one shaft sunk on each claim. One shaft is 106 feet and the other 194 feet in depth, and each hole shows up similar ledges of the richest kind of ore. They already have ma terial for, two mills on the ground, and work of erection will be pushed with all possible speed. Both these gentlemen are well known in this community as expert mining operators. Their reputation for reliability and truthfulness can not be questioned; hence their, repre sentations carry with them conviction of their truthfulness. The excite ment here has reached almost fever heat in the Miami mineral fields, where quite a number of Farmington citizens, it seems, are holdin" -w-of the richest claims. Mr. Nichols has taken up his residence there, in order to keep in constant personal touch with the progress of the work. Coming This Way We are reliably Informed that the National Iead Company has taken the Pirn property, a large a'oa of val uable mineral land lying this side of Elvins. This is a valuable property and the companies have for some time been trying to get possession of it. The companies' holdings are gradu ally drifting towards Farmington. ANOTHER BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND BURNED The big new barn of J. T. Claywell's fatm just south of State Hospital No. 4 was struck by lightning Wednesday night, set on fire and comnletely de stroyed, together with about 20 tons of hay and all the farm machinery stored in the barn. Several horses in the barn were gotten out. There ns insurance of $500 on the barn and contents, but the loss far exceeds that amount. Mr. Claywell had just re moved his family that day out to the farm from their Farmington resi- a city park, where all such improve ments as were necessary in prepar ing a stage for the Pageant, arrang ing and construction of seats, etc., which necessitated considerable ex pense, may be made permanent. In such a park, which should be conven iently located and close in, could be built a permanent auditorium, which would be always ready, in all kinds of weather, for just such renditions as was the Pageant. Then, too, whatever the perform ance might be, its consummation would not be left to the mercy of the weather conditions. The expenses en tailed in ground preparation for the recent Pageant, multiplied by three or four, would be sufficient to erect a splendid permanent auditorium, which could be constantly improved and add ed to as necessity required, and that would be a positive asset to the city. All snch expense in the late Pageant fl complete monetary loss to the promoters. With such an auditorium, with seat ing capacity for every probable need, Farmington would then be in the most unusual and advantageous position to attract State, district and county meetings, of various kinds. In fact, she would then, perhaps, soon find herself in the van-guard as a con vention city. Would that not be a consummation devoutly to be sought? AndBll this splendid result could be accomplished, not only to the ultimnte saving of this community, but to its permanent splendid profit, as well. Is it worth while, think you? We would, be glad to hear from any one who may feel interested in this mat ter, either privately or for publication. The time is now here for Farming ton to arouse herself and to go after those things that must result in her growth and ultimate profit. Will you help us break the shackles? Mr. Hensley Speaks Here Monday Night Hoiii. Walter L. Hensley, Democrat ic candidate for re-election to Con gress, will speak at the Court House in Farmington next Monday evening, October 2 at 7:30 o'clock, under the auspices of the Wilson-Gardner Club. Everybody is cordially invited, and a special invitation is extended to the ladies. It has been Mr. Hensley's fortune to have served in Congress during the most constructive period of legisln tion in the history of our country, a period, too, that has been fraught with some of the most momentous, grave and critical problems, growing out of the European War, that our na tion has ever had to deal with. He has not only taken part in this his-torv-makine epoch, but he has given the questions arising from time t(f1 time earnest and careful thought and study. He comes back to the district to give-an account of his stewardship as the people's servant, and to ask their indorsement and approval of his conduct, fresh from the scene of his labors, and the message he brings will prove interesting and informing. Mr. Hensley is of that energetic and nervous temperament that enters enthusiastically into any work that he has in hand, and while his work in Congress has not always been in the spot light, it has been of the nature that has gained for him tne respect and good opinion of those with whom he has labored. Senator Reed, in his speech at Flat River last Monday night, speaking in the most eulogistic terms of Mr. Hensley, gave a single instance of his watchfulness and clear insight into matters of legislation. As the Federal Reserve Act passed the House it contained a clause that admitted of the old interlocking di rectorate which enables a coterie of a few men to cont rol whole systems of corporations. Mr. Hensley noting this (law and not being able to have it amended out of the act before it was sent to the Senate, marked that and other features of the bill which he deemed objectionable, and went with it to Senator Reed. The Senator promised Mr. Hensley that he would tool into the matter, which he did, consulting with the latter frequently, and after giving the subject careful study found that Mr. Hensley was right. Senator Reed then went to work and succeeded in having the in terlocking directorate feature of the bill eliminated. This is not Mr. Hens ley's story, but Senator Reed's. And Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo said if that feature had been left in the bill it would have greatly weak ened the soundness and usefulness of that splendid financial measure the Federal Reserve law. Come out Monday night, October 2nd, and hear Mr. Hensley. Wm. J. Anderson brought to the office Tuesday a half-dozen choice, large-sized, smooth Irish p"tat cs which he raised on the old Murphy farm. Billy says he only had two acres planted this year, for which he expects to get $1.75 a bushel, but that next year he is going to put in a big crop, as thffe is certainly money ;r raisins potato. Thousands of Voter Hear the Convinc ing Presentation of Facts and Fig ures at Monday's Meetings Monday was indeed a great day in St. Francois county, principally ow ing to the fact of the big Democratic tent meetings at Flat River that af ternoon and evening. These meet ings are pronounced by old-timers, who have for many years been follow ing the political trail, as being the most enthusiastic held in this county for many years. But the night meet ing was a record breaker, in the en tire history of the county, both in re gard to numbers as well as to the splendid amount of enthusiasm aroused. Never before, say the "old timers," was such a large and en thusiastic meeting ever held in this county. Senator James A. Reed was the principal speaker in the evening, and for more than two hours he held the great gathering, estimated at from 4,000 to 6,000, in breathless attention, frequently arousing them to enthusi astic and prolonged cheering, which testified, more clearly than it would be possible with words, that the speaker was giving them just what they were craving and that they were being convinced. If there had previously been any doubt about the political status this year of St. Fran cois county, surely none is now re maining in the minds of any of those who were in attendance at the meet ing Monday evening. Senator Reed appeared to bo at his best, although he was, in fact, far from prime in the afternoon. But who could stand before an audience of 5,000 honest, earnest citizens, who were zealously craving information before making up their minds, with out feeling the real inspiration of such an uplift? Certainly Jim Reed is not so constituted. He was immediately elevated to his best, largely by his sur roundings, and he began pouring out facts and figures that took hold and sunk in; he portrayed in most con clusive manner how, had it not been for a man of such sterling qualities as Woodrow Wilson on guard, this country would now be I the throes of hell which war real); is beating out its brains and li'i blood against an insuwi .tintabl lwark, whieh. if finally vercotne,lniscicaoJ' nothing but dead men's bones and groanings that cannot be uttered. Senator Reed spoke as though in spired. He struck our right and left, and every blow carried a punch that told. He threw the x-ray on Charles E. Hughes, who is trying to usurp the Presidency, and held up tho shallow ness of his pretenses so that all might see. He not only stated that Hughes was the tool of the big financiers and corporations, doing their every bid ding, but proved it. His speech was not made up of mere assertions, such as Republican orators are compelled to resort to, but he was prepared to prove, and did prove, every state ment he made. He brushed aside his Will Pass Anywhere In his speech at Flat River Sena tor Reed, in treating of the soundness of the Federal Reserve system, told of how it had met and taken care of the tremendous flow of United States obligations that the European war hurled back upon us, amounting to billions, and said that this is destined to be the great financial center of the world, and that the American dollar would take the place of the English pound sterling the world over. i A gentleman who heard the Sen ator said that this reminded him of an incident in the practice of Dr. Poston of Bonne Terre. As he tells the story, one day a woman with her little son came into the Doctor's of fice very much excited and distressed, and so out of breath that she could scarcely speak. The Doctor noting her distress kindly asked her what was the trouble. After a gulp she succeeded in telling him that the lit tle tad had swallowed a dime. The Doctor with a reassuring smile and patting the little fellow on the head said: "Don't bo worried, madam.' American money will pass anywhere." j Fine Advertising The St. Louis Star, in its issue of Sept. 20th, reproduced in full the sto ry of Farmington's Pageant, taken from the Times of September 15th. That the story was worthy of repro duction by a great metropolitan news paper is a splendid compliment to this paper. But it was more than that. It was one of the best possible adver tisements of this community to the outside world. It is just such publicity as this that' neiji iiiiinettsui amy in uiuiKiiiK i-aiui- ington into her own. This city is most noteworthy, in many respects, us the successful condition of the lageant must testify to any discern-, tg mind, and discernment is rapidly oming to be a prime factor with many of the more desirable citizens. Then, too. there are many such citi zens who arc constantly looking for a. more desirable home town, or city, and to all it is just such publicity as 'Vis that makes a stn'.toti" ameM Republican opponent, Walter Dickey, and also Judge Lamm, who seems to think he is running for Governor on the Republican ticket, with the state ment that neither were deserving of good ammunition so long as they were equipped only with blank car tridges. The meeting was presided over by Hon. J. H. Malugen, of Bonne Terre. Hon. Frank W. McAllister, of Par is, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, was the principal speaker at the afternoon meeting. He confined himself to a sane and logical discus sion of State politics, touching on all those things from which Republican speakers have been vainly trying to extract flaws. Speaking of the "busted" State treasury and the "loot ed school fund", of which Judge Lamm's carefully prepared speech mainly treats, to serve his own per sonal ambitions, Mr. McAllister dealt in figures to Bhow the absolute fal lacy of such statements. Instead of a "busted" treasury, the figures show all of the various funds to be abso lutely in tact, notwithstanding the decreased State revenueE from dif ferent sources. He further stated that only during one period had the school fund been looted in this State, and that was for about ten years, in the latter sixties and early seventies, when the Republican party was in complete control of the State govern ment. He spoke concisely and to the point, his speech being completely stripped of all superfluities, making a telling, and, apparently, a lasting impression on his auditors. He closed by asking his auditors if they believe Republicans should be permitted to continue to misrepresent abroad this grand old State, which they have ma ligned ever since the war. He ad vised a stinging rebuke to such polit ical bandits, believing that in such action lay the course left open to the ridding of the State of such political free-booters. Congressman Walter L. BapfUy fol lowed with a brief but happy speech, and was given an ovation when he mounted the speaker's stand. He aid it was nt ' '. . f.t cf de priving hi eu.v-' .'.uem.ii at such an opportunity of hearing such' eminent speakers from a distance; -that he proposed to spend several days in St. Francois county before the close of the campaign, when he hoped to meet all the citizens personally, and that all would then have an opportunity of hearing him discuss the many and im portant issues of the present cam paign. That old Democratic war-horse. Senator Jasper N. Burks, presided at the afternoon meeting, and made a characterisitc speech in opening the meeting. Gower's Juvenile Band of this city was in attendance und en livened the occasion with splendid music. Another Jail Break Peter Smith and George Black broke out of the Farmington jail last Tues day afternoon. There is no resident iailer nt: t.hn i.nil huilil inn n mir Up Beatty occupies a room there at night to look after things, and Sheriff Wil liams and Deputy Brown look after the juil dui-Mig the day. Tuesday af ternoon they both happened to be out of town. Sheriff Williams, with that sympathetic nature for which he is well known, did not lock the men up in the steel cells, but permitted them the freedom during the day of the corridor around the cells. The ceil ing of the jail is stripped with steel. By some means the men got one of the steel strips loosened, crawled up between the ceiling and the floor of the second story, made their way along the space between the joists until they came to a place where they could pry the planks of the second story floor and get out into the room. Here they lifted' a shotgun and a pair of shoes belonging to Mr. Beatty, went through a window out on the buck porch, thence to the ground and hiked out for as yet nobody knows, for they are still at large. Smith was serving a term in the penitentiary on a conviction of forg ery and was recently taken from the pen and brought here to be tried at the November term of the Circuit Court on another charge of forgery connected with the Flat River Bank. Black was in jail on information charging him with the theft of an au tomobile at Elvins, and his trial was also to come up at the November term. Still Coming The followinc new snrwcrihnra been received the past week for The Times, which indicates, among other things, that the people are interested in the campaign now in progress, and that they know where to get reliable information: F. L. Graham of Liber tyville, W. R. Springer and F. E. Boyd of Flat River, Chas. H. Black ledge of Avon, P. J. Yeager of Bis marck, Rev. Warner H DuBose of El Paso, Texas; W. B. Phillips, of Farm'nron.