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FARMUNGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917 NO. 35 Monarch COn I NO ATTRACTIONS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 GEORGE BEBAN. in 'THE ITALIAN" A Paramount Feature of Real Merit. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 "MAGGIE MIRROR" 2-Reel Essany Drama "HEARST PATHE NEWS" 1-Reel News Pictorial MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AN ALL STAR CAST IN "THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST" A PARAMOUNT FEATURE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 CONQUEST PROGRAM FOR ALL THE FAMILY "THE HALF BACK" 3 Reels "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF" 2 Reels "PLAYING IN FLORIDA 1 , Ri "CRYSTALS IN FORMATION" ( "JOY RIDERS OF THE OCEAN" 1 , Reei "IN LOVE'S LABORATORY" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 PATHE GOLD ROOSTER FEATURE IN 5 REELS Title will be announced later THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 A TRIANGLE FEATURE IN 5 REELS ADMISSION The regular all children between 6 and over 12 years Partial List of Men Francois County The following list of names has been reported by the District Board, for Division No. 3 of the Eastern Dis trict of Missouri, has been returned to this county, with recommendation that all those whose names follow arc found to be qualified for military ser vice. The notice accompanying the return of this list charges them with an obligation to watch the bulletin board of the local Board and to hold themselves in readiness to report for military duty at the office of the Local Board at a date to be specified in a later notice to be posted at that office. John Fred Wilson, Bonne Terre. Marshal Inman, Leadwood. James Martin Pullen, Elvins. Benjamin Peter Sherman, Bonne Terre. Geo. Wm. Amberg, Flat River. Walter Square Matthewst Farmington Albert Detring, Libertyville. Ransom Hunt, Flat River. August Wm. Jaster, Bonne Terre. August Maigre, Bonne Terre. Lee Emmett Polk, Bismarck. James Walter Chilton. Elvins. Alvin Thurman, Desloge. Otto Harrison Flanery, Farmington. Martin Dee Eaves, Bonne Terra. Emil Komandino, Flat River. James Curtis AuBuchon, Bonne Terre. Charley Forister, Flat River. Blondy Robert Hunt, Farmington. James L. Tibbs, Flat River. Marion Francis McGee, Bonne Terre. John Irving Cottrell, Flat River. Adalia W. Bono, Doe Run. Edward William Wichman, Farming ton. Wm. F. Calistcr, Farmington. Clyde Ben Good, Desloge. Rond Adrain AuBuchon, Bonne Terre. Walter Clup, Flat diver. Russell Johnson Barger, Bismarck. Aud H. Hunt, Courtois. Joseph Rokocsky, Doe Run. Virgil Earl Pirtle, Bonne Terre. Ben Jarius, Leadwood. Arthur Cox, Knob Lick. Wm. Robert Boring, Flat River. Arch Benj. Byers, Elvins. William Sage, Bismarck. Eouie Wichman, Farmington. Harry Horner Crocker, Bismarck. Diab Salem, Bonne Terre. Peter Fred Selzer, Bonne Terre. Chris Wise, Desloge. Norman A. Stockett, Bonne Terre. The Village Recruit He's just a lad, a bonny lad, but his country calls today, And we honor him his valor, and we love him for the way That he squares his boyish shoulders and lifts high a firm round chin, While he faces toward the highway and the distant battle's din. He's just a lad, a bonny lad,-but a soldier brave and true, And we'll miss him in the home town, and on Sunday in the pew Where but yesterday he stood and sang "My Country, Tis of Thee", Swelling to a note of triumph "Sweet Land of Liberty." He's just a lad, a bonny lad, but the bugle, dear and sweet, And the glory of the colors and the drum's insistent beat Thrill him to exalted manhood and his soul is swept with fire From the altar that was kindled by his own ancestral sire. Gertrude Louise Small. Theatre admission to this theatre is: 12 years of age 5 cents, all of age 10 cents. Selected from St. for Military Service Jasper Frank Falk, Bonne Terre. Edward Paul Lindeman, Elvins. Jesse Lee Ritter, Leadwood. Henry Newbrand, Bonne Terre. Wm. Dettmer, Elvins. Kasher Herman Lunsford, Esther. Raymon AuBuchon, Bonne Terre. Floyd Herbert Montgomery, Flat River. Arthur Clay Miller, Flat River. Clifford Richmond, Leadwood. John Todd, Leadwood. Albert R. Ross, Bismarck. Elija Harvey Stakey, Esther. Jesse Prather, Elvins R. F. D. No. 1. Elvy Everett Jennings, Bonne Terre. Gladstone A. Davis, Desloge. John Butwin, Leadwood. Gus Ludwig Halter, Farmington. Jeff Daniel Moore, Elvins R. F. D. 1. Willard Wilkson West, Bismarck. Samuel Henry Miller, Flat River. Herman Swaringin, Flat River. Wm. Edward Smith, Bonne Terre. Ellis Lee Horton, Doe Run. August Henry Autsen, Farmington. Robert MeKinley White, Frankclay. Harry Henry O'Leary, Bonne Terre. Frank Dudley, Marquand. Claud E. Baldwin, Flat River. Fred Marvin Fosher, Iron Mountain. Roy Turner, Salem. Ernest Earl Beck, Bonne Terre. Alma Henry Horn, Bonne Terre. John Albert Murphy, Flat River. Orion Brothers, Esther. Wellington Floyd Oder, Farmington. Fred Alden Warfel, Elvins. Albert Crump, Bonne Terre. George Jackson, Elvins. Marcus Emory LaBrot, Flat River. Otto H. Miller. Bonne Terre. Benjamin F. Halter, Elvins. Erwin 0. Schmidt, Bonne Terre. Howard Raymond Moore, Libertyville. Jasper Grady, Bonne Terre. Daniel J. Coleman, Elvins. Benjamin Crawford, Farmington. Gladden N. Kinkead, Farmington. Four Exempted by District Board. The following named parties have been granted exemption or discharge by the District Board on appeal from the local board: J. Corbin Matkin, Flat River. Earnest Stegall, Flat River. Harry B. Walker, St. Francois. John Martin Gosz, Bonne Terre. HISTORY AGAIN UPHOLDS THE TIMES CONTENTION Census Shows About 4-to-l Foreigners in Lead Belt are From Austria-HungaryWatch the Wage Bonuses After the lapse of considerable time, The Times is this week enabled to give the exact number of foreign ers that were in the Lead Belt at the time the last government census was taken. We consider this information of importancej for the reason that it shows conclusively, absolutely beyond the power of contradiction, that the great bulk of foreigners who were in the Lead Belt at the time of the re cent trouble, were Austrians and Hun garians, and were not Russians. That was one of the claims that was made in this paper during our discussion of that trouble, hence our additional pleasure at being able to give the ex act number of foreigners in that dis trict, as shown by the last census, which is as follows: Austrians 1,053 Hungarians 320 Italians 62 Russians 386 Of course there had been some change in the above figures since they were made, but it can be depended up on, with absolute certainty, that the proportions above shown have not been materially changed. Our contention was that a very large part of foreign ers throughout the Lead Belt were Austrians and Hungarians. Do the above figures sustain our contention? Then, too, a great many of the Rus sians throughout that district are in mercantile and other trades pursuits, so that comparatively few of them are working in the mines. We wish to impress this point, principally for the reason that The Times was criti cised by a few of those who attempt ed to condemn the miners, out of their desire to "play in" with the mine own ers, in the hope of holding closer to themselves the job they may then have held, or with the hope of connecting themselves with a job. There are quite a number of such men through out that field ready to "plug" any one in order to land a job for them selves. That such men are cowards there is no doubt. But what is the differ ence between a brave man and a cow ard? Can you define the difference? Of course you cannot. The difference is scarcely definable. Just a little twist or wrench of a nerve might make a coward cf what was formerly a brave man. Then it is not easily understood how the ruthless and ov erbearing tendencies of those power ful corporations now operating in the Lead Belt, where they have become rich and powerful, will in time make cowards of all who may be seeking employment from them ? But the principal thing that we wish again to impress on our readers at this time is the fact that most of those foreigners, who are even now work ing in the mines of the lead companies throughout that district are natives of countries that the United States is An Oversight In The Times mention last week of the splendid manner in which the new management of State Hospital No. 4 Is starting out, no special mention was made of the immense quantities of fruits and vegetables that have been canned at that institution for use dur ing the coming winter. This was sim ply an oversight. Such an important industry should really have been men tioned in speaking of the splendid work that is being done there, as thousands of cans and jars of good things to eat have been, and are being, put up there. Another thing that our attention has been called to is the fact that all this work has been personally looked after by Theo. Lockridge, head cook, and Elmer Gordon, second cook, and they have performed this great work with out one cent of extra pay, principally in order that they may be able to give the hundreds of inmates of that institution these things, which are en joyed so much by all, during the long winter season. It is the friends of these gentlemen, who know the extra amount of work that have been grat uitously undertaken by these gentle men, that have called our attendtion to this oversight, which is gladly cor rected. While they are on the job there is no doubt that the patients there will receive the best possible attention. BOARD OF APPEALS BUSY The Third District of Missouri Board of Appeals under provision of the se lective draft law has been in session at Poplar Bluff for over a week. Over 400 cases are being handled, the board giving the same attention to the cases of men who passed the physical ex amination and claimed no exemptions, as they are to the ones who have claimed exemptions. A wife, childen and even infirmed and dependent pa rents seldom fail to be grounds for exemption, The board is giving virtu ally no ear to industrial exemptions. Even the farmers are being refused unless the condition of their farming connection is such that refusal of at least temporary exemption would work a hardfhip. Ex. now practically at war with. Would you think it safe for ycu to put such possibilities for impairment or de struction of valuable war equipment in the hands of your enemies when those same enemies are waging war on you? Don't you think that would be foolhardy, not to say silly? Watch the Bonuses. The Times has also been reliably Informed that the process has already been started to lop off the bonuses. This operation is, of course, rather delicate, and must be performed with considerable skill, else the patient is liable to discover that he is being triffted with. The first symptom of such surgical activity has appeared among the olhce torce in some ot tne mines, and the natural tendency will be to let the wage-cutting spread af ter the contagion has been scattered. The very plan of tacking on such bonuses is also calculated to make cowards of ordinarily normal beings. Such bonuses are only allowed when the operators feel the necessity for such action. But such bonuses can juBt as easily be lopped off, even with a slight decrease in the price of lead. At present, with four bonuses added to the wages of workers, the whole of the wages and bonuses do not ex ceed a fair wage scale. It would seem strange that the mine operators would select such a time as the pres ent, to even casually start the bonus clipping, with no material drop in the price of lead, and with the eye of the national government looking this way. It may be only an experiment the companies are "trying out", but the chances are altogether in favor of the result affecting the workers principally. The plan of giving bonuses is not fair, from the worker's point of view, anyway. What can anyone say or do when a bonus is lopped off? Not a thing. The operators can make them appear us ingratos for even suggest ing that it is not entirely correct for them to withhold one of the several bonuses which they have been bestow ing upin them. Now is the time for the government to take a hand in the settlement of all possible further trouble in the Lead Belt, by forcing the wage bonus system to be dispens ed with, and the pay schedule fixed by a sliding schedule of wages, where by the workers are paid by the val ue of what they produce, Could any thing be fairer than that? By substituting the sliding sched ule of wages throughout the Lead Belt, and employing only American miners for all work aside from shov eling, future trouble in that district will be entirely obliterated. But if the operators attempt to juggle with those bonuses, while lead prices are at the present high-water mark, then that district will never be permitted to subside to its really normal condi tion. Watch the bonuses. We Thank You The following name3 have been add ed to. or credited, on the Times sub scription list the past week: New subscribers T. J. Link of Leadwood, John Cash of Bonne Terre, Mrs. J. B. Smith of Lebanon, Va., John Corcoran of Doe Run, Mrs. J. S. Beard of Bellflower, Mo., Miss Nannie Edwards of Farmington, George Lang don of Elvins. Renewals Mrs. Henry Meyer of Route 2, G. A. Walker, Mrs. J. W. Calvin! anri N. A. McHenry of Route 4, P. E. Welkcr and W. E. Marshall of Route 6, Farmington Milling Co. and J. E. Klein of Farmington, J. E. Marshall of Knob Lick, D. J. Banks of Bii-marck, X. Govro of Elvins, J. R. Clay of Leadwood, Judge Peter H. Huck and J. C. Stanton of Ste. Gene vieve, E. D. Turley of Coffman, Jos. F. Hogenmiller of Wcingarten, Miss Clara Mitchell of Libertyville, Mrs. W. P. Gibbs of Gordon, Texas, Miss Cora Lough of Packwood, Iowa, Mrs. 5. A. Elgin of Farmington, J. D. Mor ris of Bonne Terre, Rus3ell Doss of Miami, Okla., E. J. McKinney and Harry Dobbins of Farmington. Wm. Gower left on Wednesday for New London, Mo., where he will poin the famous Kilties Band. Mr. Gow er has been the efficient leader of Gower's Band for the past two years. We wish him success in his work. Schubert School ol Miisic MRS. ROBERT FORSYTH Piano Pipe Organ Theory Fall Term Now Open. ESPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN BEGINNERS. Mysterious Killing The body of E. M. Curtis, depot agent at Doe Run Junction, was found at 10 o'clock Monday morning, half a mile south of the depot, at the bottom of the railroad dump, where it had evidently been robbed after a bullet had entered the head at the back and passed out at the center of the fore head. There were indications that the body had first fallen on the track. What the motive could have been for this Infamous crime is as yet a complete mystery, as the deceased was not known to have an enemy in the world. He had been in charge of the Station at Doe Run Junction only a few days, and when he came to his death at the hands of a mysterious as sassin he was on his way to his board ing house at DeLassus, a distance of about two miles. His failure to appear at supper Sun day evening caused some comment, but when he again failed to report for work Monday morning, considerable alarm was felt, and a searching party was organized. W. O. Chalk, Iron Mountain agent at DeLassus, was a member of the party that discovered the body Monday morning. From calculations made, it is esti mated that the murder was committed between 5:80 and 6:00 Sunday even ing, as the time he had left the depot for supper is known within a few min utes. But no semblance of a clue has yet become known that could possibly place the murderer. Neither has any motive been shown to lead up to such a heinous crime except robbery and there was $42.92 found on the body. A watch and chain was miss ing, however, as was his hat, which has not been found. One of the pants pockets was turned wrong-side out as though a search had been begun, which may have been interrupted, as it must still have been board day light. Deceased leaves a wife and sev eral children, some of whom are mar rled. We have been informed that Mrs. Curtis' home is in Lutesville, Mo. Every effort should be put forth to bring to swift justice to fiend in rarnate who committed that dastard ly crime. Auto Speeding Must be Regulated Again The Times feeis called upon to sound a warning against the pre vailing tendency of so many automo bile drivers to run machines far in ex cess of th'. Bi-'ed limit fixed by law, Many appear to have absolutely no regard tor tne speed limit when they arc on eoUnty roads, and many do not even wait to get out of town before hurling their cars forward at a mo mentum far beyond the legal allow ance. The drivers of many auto deliveries in town seem to have a special weak ness for speeding, and often take des perate chances in their effort to put the machines to their utmost test, of ten going around corners with but lit tle diminishmant in speed, when they cannot tell what may be just around the corner. Pedestrians have had many narrow escapes from being run over from this weakness of auto driv ers, until it has come to be hardly safe for them to turn a corner, or cross a street, without first carefully reconoitcring. The laws governing running of au tos must be more rigidly enforced, es pecially in this city, if the lives of the citizenship are to be in anywise pro tected. If these road hogs, who seem to think that the streets are their own personal property, to race over as they may feel inclined, then a few examples should be made of them. And the examples should be as se vere as the law will allow. It is a matter of safeguarding the lives of the inhabitants. One life is worth more than all the time that ever can be made up by speeding in excess of that which the law will sanction. Notice should be served that speed ing, or joy riding, must be stopped, es pecially in the city limits, and then STOP IT. Close Call Shelby Clark, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark, who live on the corner of College avenue and "A" street, was quite badly bruised about the head and body about 4:30 o'clock last Friday, when he was struck by Dr. Morgan's automobile. Young Clark was riding a bicycle cast ward along Liberty street, but he was a new hand on a machine, as was at tested by the fact that he was on the left hand side of the street when run into. As he reached the intersection of the street in front of the jail, Dr. Morgan attempted to turn north on that street, while going at about fif teen miles an hour. Before Dr. Morgan had hardly no ticed young Clark, who was moving along in a rather wobbly fashion, his machine was practically on him, and before he could bring the auto to a stop, the boy had been knocked from his wheel and rolled somewhat before the auto. Fortunately, no bones were broken, nor were any really serious in juries sustained,, and the young man was able to. sit up the following day. This should servo as a reminder, how ever, to careless auto drivers that they should always keep on the safe side. Had Dr. Morgan not had his machine well In hand, there would not have been a chance for the boy to have escaped with his life. County Court was in session Tues day and Wednesday. Proceedings in full appear in this issue of The Times. A Splendid Stock Farm On Tuesday The Times editor en joyed the pleasure of motoring out with J. C. Williams to his fine 420 acre stock farm, twelve miles south of this city, in the Libertyville neighbor hood. On the way there one is af forded an opportunity to view a fair representation of the enormous crop yields that are now maturing, and it is a perfectly safe statement that nev er before in the history of St. Fran cois county were larger yields to be seen. This is especially true of the corn crop, each stalk of which is weighted to its fullest capacity with green ears of corn. Even in spots which have not been properly fertil ized, and where the stalk is conse quently thin, even such stalks, that ordinarily would have not the sign of an ear, invariably have at least one large and well developed ear. On arriving at the Williams farm we saw a splendidly improved place, with two great barns and many other outbuildings. The purpose of Mr. Williams' trip on Tuesday was to round up his cattle and to make a se lections for a two-car shipment that day. And when "Uncle Joe" got busy among his cattle all signs of invalid ism appeared to disappear. He is still a full hand when it comes to handling stock, and he soon had his two car load shipment separated from the re mainder, though there still remains two or three carloads of shipping stuff. "Joe" is very proud of his herd of Polled Angus cattle, about fifty in number, and their appearance is cer tainly calculated to make any owner feel proud of such possessions. "Joe" declares that he has started in to clean up all his live stock, but the pleasure that is apparent on his countenance when he views that fine herd of breed ed stock causes a doubt to spring up as to whether or not he will remain steadfast in his announced purpose. He admits a desire, however, to keep the herd intact by selling all his pure breeds to a single purchaser. And then there is no doubc but that it will be a hard matter for him to give them up. The writer visited ma.iy of the fields and lots, in trying to reader ser vice in cutting out cattle, and was im pressed with the convenient arrange ment for the handling of large herds. There is but one thing about this splendid farm that is necessary in or der to make it almost ideal, according to Mr. Williams, and that is a thor oughly modern home, the preaent house being old i ,d aonewhat ram shackle. But Mr. Williams already has in mind the erection of a modern home when his health improves some what and he decides to return to his farm. He has already selected the site for the new home, on a splendid elevation from which a good view of the entire farm is obtained. Pleasant Thoughts The Times management has fre quently felt flattered by the many splendid compliments that have been pouring in upon it. Especially has this been true since mailing out the recent statements, in which we sought the collection of what was due on sub scription, as well as advance payment on subscription. Those statements, so far as we are aware, made two Times readers "sore" only two but they were so "sore" that they insisted that their papers be discontinued though both were absolutely unable to say what had peeved them. But we will try and forget all about their "grouch", which we do not be lieve will be difficult, in view of the many splendid compliments that have, during the same period, been bestowed upon this paper. That these compli ments are sincere, and from the heart, there is absolutely no room to ques tion, as practically all of them have come from Times readers whom it has not been our privilege to know pre viously. To indicate the quality of some of these compliments, it will be necessary to quote only one of them. P. E. Welker, of Route 6, Farmington, in renewing, said that a neighbor of fered to give him a subscription to the weekly Republic, as the neighbor was leaving. Mr. Welker took two copies of the Republic home with him, but said there was so little of interest in it that he refused to take it any more. "Why," he said, "there is more news in The Farmington Times than in all those city papers. Everything in it is good, and you do not have to search through columns in order to get a few items, of small interest. So long as I can get the Times I care lit tle for any other paper, as it seems to contain almost everything I am inter ested in." i The Times management cannot un derstand how it would be possible for it to hold a grudge against anyone or anything, with such compliments as the above coming in. And these are not isolated cases. Many of them have come in lately, of practically equal worth to the one here quoted. We feel sure that those two who last week stopped their papers in anger, would have been back are this to ex tend their right hand of good fellow ship together with a dollar to pay for another year were it not for that devil that is inherent in all of us. He must be put down and held down else he will, occasionally at least, get the better, of us. Come in and give The Times a trial. We are confident it will supply your newspaper wants. Mrs. Oris Poupeney and little daughter, . of St. Louis, arrived the last of. the week for a visit with her brother, Prof, Hugh Porter, and other relatives.