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VOL. 44 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1917. NO. 8 ptef The Musical Guardsmen AT THE Monarch Theatre Thursday, March 8th 8:15 P. M. ADMISSION 50 CENTS The best show appearing in Farm ington this winter BUY TICKETS NOW. Seats may be re served now, during the day at Ranch's Shoe Store and at night at the Monarch Box office Mining Companies Incorporate for $2,000,000 Germany Planned Alliance With Japan and Mexico to Make War on United States Washington, Feb. 28. The Asso ciated Press is enabled to reveal that Germany in planning unrestricted submarine warfare and counting its consequences, proposed an is certain that there will be an out break of war with the United States and suggest that the President of Mexico, on his own initiative, should communicate with Janan sue-cestinir alliance, adherence at once to this plan; at the The Ottawa County, Oklahoma, mining fields appear to be booming, and men of money and mining exper ience from all over the United States seem to be getting ip as "the water is tine. The latest to organize are the Ma homa, Nichols-Williams and Buck- horn companies. The Mahoma is in corporated for $750,000 capital stcc-k, we mviiwiu-vr iiuarns tor yw;,uuo ana the Buckhorn for S90t' 000 Those companies are the ones in which A. O. Nichols, Geo. K. Williams and other rarmingtonians and St. Fran cois county citizens are financially in terested, and we understand that Mr. Blanchard of Boston, Mass., who was connected with the Jake Dav prop erty, and A. O. Nichols and Geo. K. Williams are the promoters. These properties are each very val uable and have several mills in opera tion, and from all reports have struck it verv rich. Those interested claim that the ore is very rich, especially as to lead, and has a verv fine face. Al together, especially the Nichols-Williams and Mahoma, these mines are among the best, if not the very best, in that very rich field. Success to ev eryone interested. To Parents TWO PROMINENT CITIZENS OF POTOSI DIE SAME DAY Edmund Casey and Hugh McGreg or, two of Washington county's most prominent and best known citizens, died at their respective homes in Po tosi last Monday, February 26th. Mr. Casey was 71 years old and all his life had been identified with Wash ington county, and was foremost in many of its most important enter prises. He was a leader in every movement tor the upbuilding of Po As an officer and public servant, it becomes my duty to make suggestions where public good demands. In my experience as an officer, I have become convinced that there is something radically wrong wkh the moral condition of some of the chil dren in our district. What the cause of this condition is, or to whose fault it is chargeable, must be ascertained. The effect of this lamentable condi tion has been manifested in the court room, when youngsters have been brought before the cnurt charged with all kinds of serious crimes. I fear that many of the children are not taught how to pray. I know that most of those brought into court do not even know what prayer is, much loss know how to pray. What can we expect trom a child whose moral training has been totally neglected, whose animal appetite has been cul tivated to the limit, whoso overy wish and whim has been satisfied by an in dulgent parent? What persuasion or force is there to check or restrain a child under such conditions if tempta tions present themselves to commit a moral wrong? The immature condi tion of the child's mind hinders it fiom appreciating the seriousness of the crime committed and the nature and effect of the ounishment which the law prescribes; and, consequent ly, the little offender is brought into court wholly indifferent to conditions and surroundings. The parents gen erally appear, of course, realizing the true conditions, very much humiliated, weeping and suffering agony, and openly confess that the child is be yond their control and often implore the court and its officers to take charge f the culprit for reformation, or plead not' to inflict actual punish ment, but to grant a parole and there by give the parents another chance to effectively use their parental author ity. We learn from experience that the FARMINGTON GRIEVANCES ARE DECIDED TO BE JUST State Public Service Commission Issues Order Requiring the Electric Line to Give City Better Service tosi and the county, prominent and in- nwicnge ana love or t,oa ana cmny I lU'n in In nn itir-c onH all .... . .. ..f "jvi ,o .,ov iitu.n cucvii.c . . . T . -mj. with Mexico and Japan to make war i same time offer to mediate on the United States, if this countryj Sany an JaPn "Plans, ml tn the should not remain neutral. between Details were left to German Minis ter Von Eckhardt in Mexico City, who, by instructions signed by German Foreign Minister Zimmerman at Ber lin January 19, 1917, was directed to of the g.overnment tne alliance with Mexico to propose General Carranza and suggest that Mexico seek to bring Japan into the plot. These instructions were transmit ted to Von Eckhardt through Count Von Bcrnstorff, former German Am bassador here, now on his way home to Germany under a safe conduct ob tained from his enemies by the coun try against which ho was plotting war. Germany pictured to Mexico, by broad intimations, England and the Entente Allies defeated; Germany and her allies triumphant and in world domination by the instrument of un restricted warfare. A copy of Zimmerman's instruc tions to Von Eckhardt, sent through Von Bcrnstorff, is in possession of the United States Government. It is as follows; Berlin, Jan. 19, 1917. On the first of February we intend to begin sub marine waifarc, unrestricted. In spite of this, it is our intention to en deavor to keep neutral the United States of America. "If this attempt is not successful, we propose an alliance on the follow ing basis with Mexico: That we shall make war together and together make peace. We shall give general finan cial support, and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost terri tory in New Mexico, Texas and Ari zona. The details are left to you for settlement. "You are instructed to inform the President of Mexico of the above in the greatest confidence as soon as it Please call to the attention of the President of Mexico that the employ ment of ruthless submarine warfare now promises to compel England to niae peace in a few rnonthB. (Sig ned) ZIMMERMANN. This document has been in the hands since President fairs, and enjoyed the confidence and highest respect of the people through out Washington county. In 1862, when a mere lad of 17 years, he en listed in the Confederate army and served as a soldier until the close of the wr.r. Mr. McGregor, since he first came I to Potosi about 30 years ago, had ; been one of its most energetic, wide 1 awake business men, engaged in min 1 ing, merchandising and banking. He j was a director and organizer of the first bank instituted in Potosi, and was I the life of every movement in which he was engaged. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. P. S. Cole of Farming. I ton, having married about twenty seven years ago Mrs. Millard Wil liams, formerly Miss Roberta Lee- Richeson, whose first husband died Wilson broke off diplomatic relations with Germany. It has been kept se cret, while the President has been ask ing Congress for full authority to deal h'!e in business in Farmington. Mr. ",ajant-" , j nii . "uiuiBgui was uuout no years oi age. , . me death of these two men is a great loss to Potosi, which is deeply felt and regretted by a wide ac quaintance throughout this section of the State. with Germany, and while Congress has been hesitating. It was in the President's hands while Chancellor von Bethmann-Holl-weg was declaring that the United had placed an interpretation on the GROWING SUNFLOWERS submarine declaration "never intended IN MISSOURI by Germany" and that Germany had promoted and honored friendly rela- j It is now almost fifteen years since I sunflowers were first grown enmmer ; cially in Southeast Missouri. In 1914 j the seed crop, harvested principally in the vicinity of New Madrid, Mars I ton and Portageville. amounted to l some thirty carloads, valued at about . .to,uuu. i hat year, at harvest time. tains with the United States "as an heirloom from Frederick the Great." Of itself, if there were no other, it is considered a sufficient answer to the German Chancellor's plaint that the United States "brusquely" broke off the seed market opened at $3.50 per relations without eivinir "authentic" ! hundred but later went to S7.00. with reasons for its action. The document supplies the missing link to many separate chains of cir cumstances, which until n S02med to lead to no definite point. It sheds new light upon the frequently choice planting seed selling the next spring at $12..r0 per 100 pounds. The natural result wus a great interest in ; the crop, which is planted just about have ; as is corn. Later developments, how ever, indicate that under existing con anions mere is Dut little money In tri'dwilUr t h.. ....... .... ,1 . 1 1.. J reported, hut innpfinitn mnv.imf.nlu nf : kl.. :.. tt - - . -i- 1 . .h Mv ,o r. :;I; I: :.-. ' -I Z", a". -T " .." palCn IOr P0Umy i moral training, they will most likely T" " lu tuul"e ""ZZ Z 1 K,owel- no was I make good, honest and industrious . I........... wilii me incuun neiween me remedy to restrain children from committing the offenses for which they are too frequently brought into court. From a temporal and purely natural point of view, our object in life is hap piness. To be happy, it is necessary to be law-abiding, because the fear and constant dread of punishment will ever mar happiness. To parents, who do not profess Christianity nor believe in it, if any there be in our district, I wish to make this sugges tion: Do you not think that, from a natural and humanitarian standpoint, it would be much better for you as hu man beings seeking happiness to have yom children taught in some Sunday School the existence of a God, who re wards the good and punishes the bad, and how to love and pray to God, than to let your children grow up like neamens, without moral training, as- g with had companions, be coming thieves, burglars or robbers. and finally being dragged into court, thereby not only making them miser able and worthless, but causing you untold sorrow and pain, maring your happiness and possibly disgracing you and your family for life. Churches and Sunday Schools are plentiful and if the children do not re ceive the proper training, it la gene rally the parents' fault. It might be inquired, why should the officers of the law care how many criminals are brought before them, since it is their duty to enforce the law and sec that delinquents are pro perly punished? Just there is the trouble, too often the overindulgent parents and their friends come into court and appeal for mercy, and since we are all human and sympathetic, very often too much leniency is grant ed, through the tears and supplica tions of those near and dear to the offenders. Accordingly, let us apply the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." If parents give their children the advantage of a A full statement of the findings of . 1. Dl... n an . . . ine ocace noara or ruhtic Utilities, in regard to the grievances made by r m mingion citizens recently, at a hearing in this city before Commis sioner B. J. Bean, was received here the first of the week. The findings of the Board are in favor of the com plaints, and an order was made re quiring that the electric line amend the shortcomings complained of. While the findings of the Board are practically altogether in favor of this city, there is absolutely no desire or intention on the part of the citizen ship of Farmington to work any in justice on the management of the electric line. On the other hand, there is an evident spirit of co-operation with such line among our people. All they want, or desire, is fair accommo dation on the part of this public ser vice corporation, and when that is tendered them, then the last vestige of friction, or opposition, will disap pear from this community in regard to the electric line, and our people can then be depended upon to be a posi tive asset in the upbuilding of the electric line. Bickering and hard feeling never as others, in order that the best and greatest good be accomplished. The Times is positive that if the manage ment of the electric line will put a little more "human feeling" into its management, that it will "take on flesh" as never before in its history, and there will be neither time nor in clination to figure on "getting even" with anybody or anything. The following order has been made by the Public Service Commission, to govern the car service in Farmington, to take effect' the 15th inst., which was made after quite a lengthy re cital of the evidence that was pro duced at the recent hearing in this city: Ordered: 1. That the said defend ant run its said cars Nos. 210 and 200 from the State Hosnital through th city of Farmington to Flat River and intermediate stations, and that de fendant run its said cars Nos. 201 and 207 from Flat River through the city of Farmington to the State Hospital. Ordered: 2. That this order shall be in full force and effect on and after tne loth day of March, 1917. Ordered: 3. That the Secretary of the Commission shall forthwith snrvo sister mi in. i i. .... ., ....,..,....;... .u .... ......,,, i,ulij, ! u ,lu,y certmca copy or this order un to get anywnere that was desired, on each of the parties hereto. Our people would like to regard the. Ordered: 4. That the parties here electric line as an asset to Farming- to within ten days after the receipt of ton, and when fair and just treatment a copy of this order shall notify the is accorded them by the management Commission in writing, in the man ot that line, they will so regard it. ner specified in Section 25 P. S C L But there must be a mutual feeling of whether the terms of this order are co-operation in this matter, as in all accepted and will be obeyed Important Meeting; Speedy Action I . The annual meeting of the St. Fran- j Willard McCutcheon last week stole cois county r arm Bureau will be held an automobile from Hugh Mitchell in Farmington at 1 o'clock to-mor- j proprietor of the Bequette livery barn row (Saturday), ihe principal ob- at Flat River, and got as far as St, ject of this meeting will be to start Louis with the goods, where he was an organization campaign, and officers arrested by the police, who had re will also be elected for the ensuing ceived information of the Flat River year. This meeting should mean much theft, and Sheriff Adams was notified to every farmer in St. Francois coun- j of the arrest. ty, and it will mean much to all who; Deputy Sheriff Leslie Mitchell went will lend their influence to such meet-1 for him Monday, brought him back ...... umu meniseives ine i aim odired mm in lm hr Hi mi r. Dr. C. A.Tetley Dentist FARMINGTON, MISSOURI Offices; In New Tetley Building PHONE 414 United States and Japan. It adds an other chapter to the celebrated report ot Jules Cambon, French Ambassa dor in Berlin, before the war, of Ger many's world-wide plans for stirring strife on every continent where they might aid her in the struggle for world domination which she dreamed w as so close at hand. It adds a climax to the operations of Count von Bern storff and the German Embassy in this country, which have been colored with passport frauds, charges of dynamite plots and intrigue, the full extent of which never has been published. ' V' l L "'""'" over me crop , citizens, and will be an honor to them fh J M c i secretary or nnd usefu, membera of society. It I Zr :l . . . .f"'";'1 r r,cul- I this connection, let us remember the .""c an funuwp. vur mst exper-. ience with sunflowers was vnrv fnwir. able. FLAT RIVER WINS 2nd GAME Ihe rarmington High boys and the Flat River High boys played a fast, exciting game of basket ball on the local court last Saturday night, Flat River being victors bv a score of n to a, ana thereby winning the championship of St. Francois county. The Flat River boys and Farmington boys go to Cape Girardeau to play in a basket ball tournament Fridav. March 9, at which time they will bat tle ior tne southeast Mo. champion ship. A large number was over from Flat River to "root" for their team. CARD OF THANKS We want to thank our friends, neighbors and representatives of the Gospel Team for their kindness dur ing the illness and death of our beloved father. We also thank Hospital No. 4 for their beautiful flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. F. Lockridge. J of our coast line in case of war, s very We happened to strike a cood season and a good price. Today I am not a believer in sunflowers. There are but few buyers of seed and the result is there is no stable, dependable market. While we were offered as high as $4.60 per 100 pounds for the 1915 crop, we are today offered about $2.00, notwithstanding that the 1916 crop was probably less than half that of the preceding year." CLAIMS TO HAVE PERFECTED SURE SUBMARINE DESTROYER Rockport. Ind.. Feb. 24. With th perfection of John S. Park's subma rine destroyer, the local inventor says he feels the position of the United States will be secure in time of war. Park, who is the inventor of the self oiler used on all engines, a flue clean er in use by large factories, a patent post-hole digger and numerous other devices, has been working for some time on a new submarine, and now announces its perfection. The vessel, its originator says, will decoy submarines to their destruc tion. It can rise or sink in the space of ten seconds, and it will have more speed than any submarine now in ex istence, the inventor says. Its pecu liar shape 'will make it difficult to hit, and impossible to sink by ramming. At the same time the two powerful torpedo tubes that it carries will make it effective against a submarine or regular war vessel. Being cheap in construction, the in ventor says, it will be possible for the United States to use a much greater number of these wasps in the defense old adage, "as the twig is bent, so will the tree grow." Many of our people are enthusias tic over foreign mission work. We, of course, know that it is a noble work to make extraordinary effort to convert the heathen in foreign lands but, remember that charity begins at home. Come to court; look at the lit tie ones Who are brought in, charged with burglary and larceny; find out if they know how to pray and if they ever saw the inside of a church or a Sunday School. Then, ask yourself the question, is mission work neces sary in our district, or will the repu tation that we have of being a thorough Christian people be strong and sufficient enough to keep the lit tle ones, of whom I speak, in the path of righteousness, cr will it require some home mission work? Let us make a united effort in this direction and ascertain what, if any thing, can or need be done to save our iittle children. PETER H. HUCK. great benefits that are offered and are to be obtained from attention to these meetings. J. Kellv Wricht nf Hi,. State Board of Agriculture, and P. H. Ross, leader of County Agents, will be present and will be among the speakers at the meeting. The farmers of St. Francois county, generally speaking, have never taken the interest in the work of the Farm Bureau that its merits would appear to justify as judged from its accomp lishments In other fields. No farmer can individually become so familiar and eonversant with the soil, its prop er care and capability, that he is be yond learning from others. Those em ployed m the farm demonstration work have behind them the best that has been learned from the past experience of the entire world of agriculture, horticulture, stock breeding, etc. In view of all this, docs it not seem to be slightly presumptuous in any one individual attempting to place his knowledge of such things against the accumulated learning of experts in these various fields of enterprise and study. The Times feels assured that there is not a farmer in St. Francois county who cannot improve his pres ent productions very materially, with similar seasons, by identifying him self with the Farm Demonstration work and attending these meetings. We hope that all our farmer friends will attend the meeting to-morrow and identify themselves with this movement, which will mean so much for all in introducing improved meth ods of farming. Labor saving and production has been and is being im proved in every other line of endeav or. Ihen why not in farming? There is something more to farming than merely the sowing and reaping. If you will interest yourself in this work it will mean an increase in vour profits. ed preliminary hearing the same day before Justice Wm. Good, who bound him over to Circuit Court. He was arraigned before Circuit Judge Peter H. Huck the same day, when he plead guilty and was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Sheriff Adams left with him yesterday for the peni tentiary. While McCutcheon is merely a boy, he made record time in his chase to the penitentiary. He is only 11) years old, and we understand that his pa rents live in Webb City. At the time the notion struck him that he "had the makin's" of a successful automo bile thief, he was working in the Beq uette livery barn at Flat River. Besides taking McCutcheon to Jef ferson City Wednesday, Sheriff Chaa. Adams had also the following recru its for the penitentiary: George H. Ratley, Win. Buxton and Clarence ("Bud") Smith. Crushed to Death By Falling Rock Henry Cheek was crushed to death by falling rock last Tuesday in Shaft No. 2 of the National Lead Company. He and Roscoe Morris of Desloge, his working partner, were engaged in tak ing down loose rock in the shaft, when Cheek was struck by a slab of falling rock and instantly killed. Ths rock also knocked Morris down a bluff several feet, but he was only slightly bruised. An inquest was held, and the Coroner's iurv rendered the i following verdict: "The deceased came to his death by falling rock in the St. Louis Smelting & Refining Company's 3heft No. 2." Cheek was unmarried. This is the first accident by falling rock in the National Lead Company's mine since 1913. Life Sentence Wm. Buxton, who shot and killed his wife at Elvins on January 18th pleaded guilty to murder before the circuit Court and he wus sentenced to a life term in the penitentiary. Sheriff Adams left with Buxton for Jefferson City yesterday to deliver him to the penitentiary authorities. LICENSED TO MARRY The Schubert School of Mus ic Free Faculty Recital Tuesday Evening March 6 AT Eighth o'clock Christian Science Hall Gene- ! Feb. 23, Barton Eaton and vieve Perry of Farmington. 23d, Franklin Sawyer and Alice Bar- ton of Desloge. 19th, Layton Simpson of Leadwood , and Marie Housherr of Chorryville. I 24th, Edward Pritchett and Carrie ! White of Desloge. 26th, John Postlcwait and Jossie Bailey of Cantwell. 26th, Harry M. Lewis and Viola Jenkins of Farmington. 27th, John Rieffer of DeSoto and Barbara Ellen Hoffman of Caledonia. 2Sth, Ira ,C. Colson and Mary Her mann of Desloge. Interest Increasing The following splendid lot of new and renewal subscriptions to The Times has been received the past week, for which the management of this pa per feels duly grateful: New Subscriptions: W. C. Wallace, C. Canterberry, Stanley Gray, G. W. Baker, M. P. Arnold, and W. E. Beard of Knob Lick; Mrs. J. A. Cunningham of Route 4, Edgar StarK of Route 5, and M. C. Spaugh of Farmington; W. B. Murrill of Desloge, Pat Marlow of Bismarck, W. E. Hicks of Frederick town, W. A. Cloud of St. Louis. Renewals: Mrs. Jennie Gruner and Frank Simpson of Route t, Nace Tur ley of Route 2, and Merrill Pipkin of Farmington; Dr. F. L. Keith and C. R. Bramblet of Flat River. C. T. Tul lock of Bismarck, S. J. Hensley of Texarkana, Ark. Mrs. James Hales of St. Louis has been the guest of Mrs. J. E. Klein the past week. Mrs. Hales was formerly Miss Mattie Lithicum, who lived here when a school girl.