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VOL. 44 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY,, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917 NO. 37 II Ltme& Monarch COHINQ ATTRACTIONS FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Pauline Frederick in "SOLD" A PARAMOUNT FEATURE OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT STAURDAY, SEPT. 22 PEARL WHITE IN "THE FATAL RING" "HEARST-PATHE NEWS" "VILLA OF THE MOVIES" MONDAY, SEPT. 24 A SUPERB PICTURE GERALDINE FARRAR IN A PICTURIZATION OF "CARMEN" SPECIAL MUSIC TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 CONQUEST PROGRAM FOR ALL THE FAMILY "THE CUSTOMARY TWO WEEKS" in 4 Reels "THE STORY OF PLYMOUTH ROCK" in 1 Reel "THE GRAND CANON OF ARIZONA" 1 , R, "NATURE'S PERFECT THREAD SPINNER "THE MAGIC OF SPRING" 1 Reel WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 A PATHE GOLD ROOSTER FEATURE THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 "A LOVE SUBLIME" in 5 Reels "HOBBLED HEARTS" Comedy I Reel First Show Begins at 7:30 P. M. Admission: Children over 6 under 12, 5c; adults 10c. STATE NOW INSPECTING INTER-COUNTY SEAT ROADS Road drag inspectors appointed by the State Highway Department are now making a personal inspection of inter-county seat roads throughout the State, to see that drag funds are being properly expended. These in spectors were sent out by the State department because of numerous com plaints received from counties to the effect that the roads were not being properly dragged, and that in some instances the funds appropriated by the State were not being applied upon the roads at all. The inspectors are covering the entire State, and will re port any failure to drag the roads a proper times. Citizens living along the inter-county seat highways are also requested t notify the State Highway Department if the roads are not receiving attention, as the State Department is determined to secure the best possible results from the ex penditure of the drag funds. MONTGOMERY COUNTY APPLIES FOR CONVICT ROAD CAMP The county court of Montgomery county has requested the State High way Board and the State Prison Board to furnish from twenty-five to one hundred conticts for use in road work in special road districts in the county. The convicts will be put to work next week on the construction of an eight mile stretch of State road through the Mineola special road district. This, linK in ine uiu nuns iuuu m iunauuu has long been regarded as a barrier to cross-state traffic north of the Mis souri River. It is expected, on account of the present scarcity of labor in many lo calities, that the use of convicts will be a solution to the problem of se curing labor for road building in many counties of the State. IMPROVE ROADS LEADING TO MO. STATE FAIR The State Fair at Sedalia is not on ly attended by Missourians, but thou sands of people come from adjoining States each year to view this great agricultural and live stock exhibit. There is no way in which we can bet ter impress these visitors with the progressive spirit of our State than to have the roads over which they travel in the best possible condition. With favorable weather, there will be a constant stream of traffic to Seda lia from September 22nd to 29th, and the State Highway Department urg es all county road officials to see that the roads are properly dragged, mud holes and deep washes carefully filled, side drains opened and approaches to bridges and culverts put in good con dition. Quite a number from town attended the picture show at the Hospital Mon day evening and report a most en joyable time. After a brief and ap propriate talk by Superintendent Eat on, the patients and visitors were en tertained by the Bismarck Orchestra, who were also visitors on this occa sion. Frank DeGuire, Misses Avlin Pirtle and Lorraine Templeton and the Misses Ruth and Marion Clanton com pose this talented and accomplished orchestra. Theatre 2nd Episode News Pictorial 2-Reel Keystone Is It Too Late for a County Fair ? Why was the St. Francois County Fair, which was formerly held each year at about this time, discontinued ? The Times management has been in formed that the County Fairs, that were formerly held here, were a great success, and we know, from experi ence, that there is hardly anything of greater benefit, in a farming com munity, such as this, than a good fair. Just why the County Fairs were dis continued we have been unable to discover. We know that a good County Fair is one of the very best "get together" enterprises that has yet been discov ered. There is no better way to get all the people in the county together; to establish a stronger tie between the people of the town and county; to establish a more brotherly and neigh borly feeling between the people of the whole county. Is it too late to organize for a air yet this fall ? It may be so. But vhat a pleasure and benefit would rear It to the entire community if a splendid Fair was now about to begin in Farm ington. If it is too late for such an enterprise this fall, The Times sin cerely hopes that not another fall will be permitted to pass by without the organization of a live, progressive Fair Association. Anything that is worth while is worth going after, and in this age few things come to an individual or a com munity without some effort. We know that the desire, as well as the neces sary enterprise, is in this community to make a success of any such an un dertaking. Therefore, the one thing that is apparently needed is someone to take the lead in the organization of a Fair Association for St. Francois Coitoty. This will be another good thing for the recently organized Com mercial Club to get behind and push to a successful culmination. NAVY LEAGUE A report has been circulated in the last few weeks that the Navy League has disbanded and is not knitting for the men in the navy any longer. This is a gross error, which may have grown out of the news items in the papers about the trouble between the Secretary of the Navy and one mem ber of the Men's Branch of the league. But at the time of this trouble, the local. Navy League received a tele gram from Washington instructing us to continue our work, as everything we made would be accepted and plac en in the hands of our sailor boys. A fine number of articles have been made, and a large box of finished jgar ments will be shjpped before the end of the month. There is a splendid supply of wool in the hands of. the league and anyone, wishing to pet their spare moments knitting will find wool and directions at Radle's Music Store where the league meets every Thursday at 3 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Cunningham and family of Marshall, Ma, arrived here Satur day. Rev. Cunningham is conducting a revival meeting in the Baptist church. While here they are the guests of his parents, Rev. and Mrs. 0. H. L. Cunningham. MAKE IT A BIG DEMONSTRATION A Great Farewell Gathering Planned for the Drafted Men Who Will Leave St. Francois County Today A great demonstration has been ar ranged by the St. Francois County Council of Defense, for the drafted men of the country today, when the first contingent leaves the county, from DeLassus station. The details of the program have been arranged by committees that were appointed last Saturday by A. I. Foard, Chair man of the County Council of De fense. The program in general will be as follows: Friday morning, Sept. 21, 10:30 o'clock. March by 700 school chil dren of Farmington, the old soldiers of the county, the Boy Scouts of Farm ington and the drafted men. , 11 o'clock. Band music, patriotic songs by school children, and short addresses. , 12 o'clock. Lunch served to all the drafted men that are leaving at this time, by the ladies of Farmington and the Home Defense organizations of the county. 1 o'clock. The soldiers leave Farm ington on the electric line for DeLas St. Francois County's First Consignment of Soldiers Following is the complete list of the first call of soldiers from St. Fran cois county, who will leave today for Camp Funston, Kansas, where they will go into military training. The various postoffices are not given with this list, but all are from this county. The manner of their leave-taking will best demonstrate the heart-felt inter est and solicitude that the folks at home feel in their entrance in this great work for the perpetuation of the race. Thousands will be here today to bid the Boys good-bye and God speed. There are 126 names in this list of soldier boys from this county: John Fred Wilson. Marshal lnman. James Martin Pullen. Benjamin Peter Sherman. W. F. Marratt. George Wm. Amberg. Howard Raymond Moore. Albert Detring. Ransom Hunt. Jasper Grady. August William Jaster. August Maigre. Leo Emmett Polk. James Walter Chilton. Alvin Thurman. Otto Harrison Flanery. Elsworth Baker. Floyd Ernest Coffman. Martin Dee Eaves. William Washburn. Bert Lawson. Emil Komandino. Homer Noel Lesser. Albert L. Weiman. Samuel Watson McCord. Joseph Rokocsky. Daniel J. Coleman. Virgil Earl Pirtle. Ben Jarvis. Newt'on Parks. Arthur Cox. William Robert Boring. Frank Huff. Arch Benj. Myers. William Sago. Louis Wichman. Harry Homer Crocker. Diab Salem. Peter Fred Selzer. Chris Wise. John B. Lancaster. Norman A. Stockett. Jasper Frank Falk. Thomas Edward Sippy. Edward Paul Lindeman. John Henry Coplin. Roscoe Paul Morris. Edward Morris. Jesse Lee Ritter. Henry Newbrand. William Detmer. Kasher Herman Lunsford. Raymon AuBuchon. Floyd Herbert Montgomery. Arthur Clay Miller. Clifford Richmond. Earnest Henry Mathews. Clifton Edwin Conrad. John Todd. Albert Raymon Ross. John Henry Stevens. Jesse Prather. Elvy Everett Jennings. Gladstone A. Davis. Geo. David Gray. John Butvin. Gus Ludwig Halter. Alvin Russell Marks. Jeff Daniel Moore. Willard Wilkson West. Samuel Henry Miller. Harmon Swearingin. , , William Edward Smith. 1 Ellis Lee Horton. Wm. Harry Henton. August Henry Autsen. Robert McKinley White. Harry Henry O'Leary. Frank Dudley. Tom Sanders. Claud E. Baldwin. Fred Marvin Forshee. Claud Thomasson. i Mike Balas. . Roy Turner. Milo Boyd Clark. Alma Henry Horn. sus. Everybody is expected to go with them to DeLassus and remain until their train leaves at 2 o'clock. 1:15 o'clock until the train arrives. Music by the band and short ad dresses. About 126 drafted men will leave today, and it is hoped that the en tire county will turn out to bid the soldiers good-bye and God-speed and show them that the people of the coun ty are back of them in thought and act. Schools are' asked to dismiss for this occasion and attend in a body. Any school or other organization, from any portion of the county, de siring to be in the parade, or take part in any way at this demonstra tion, will be greatly appreciated, and should apply at once to the chairman of the Countv Council of Defense. It should b.. readily understood that this occasion is a county affair, and the whole county should take part. It happens to take place at Farmington and DeLassus because these arc the places from which the soldiers will make their departure. Earnest Earl Beck. Frank Andrew Lassource. Ferdinand E. Turlcy. John Albert Murphy. Orion Brothers. Roy Willmont. Wellington Flovd Oder. Fred Alden Warfel. Albert Crimp. George Jackson. Marcus Emory LaBrot. Otto Harrison Miller. Benjamin F. Halter. Erwin O. Schmidt. Charley Forister. Benjamin Crawford. Gladden N. Kinkead. Lawrence Edgar Barfield. Blondy Robert Hunt. Rbt. Emit Mclmffer. Bert Sebastian Allen. Jas. Wm. Vaughn. James L. Tibbs. Marion Francis McGee. John Quincy Cottrell. Adalia W. Bono. Edward William Wichman. William F. McCalister. Clyde Ben Good. Walter Culp. Russell John Barger. And H. Yount. Each soldier will be presented with a Testament, these being purchased and donated by the Sunday Schools of the Presbyterian and Lutheran churches. Inspiring patriotic music, under di rection of Dr. Graves' band, will cheer the boys on their way. Farmington expects to give the boys a glorious send-off and well she may. It is only once in a life-time such an occasion arises, and everj boy who goes to the front from this vicin ity will be made to know that he car ries with him the good wishes and God-speed of every citizen in the vi cinity. Elsewhere all over the coun try the drafted men leaving are be ing sped with the heartiest and warm est feelings and a gala occasion made of their departure. Farmington will look back upon today with a strange mixture of pleasure and sadness and will look forward to the home coming. Let us hope they will all come back every one! "Lick 'em, Lick 'em Good" Well, son, the time is drawin' nigh, When you and I must shake and say good-bye. It's hard to see you go so far away, But Lord, I'd hate it worse to see you stay And make excuses why you didn't go. I couldn't stand for that; I told your mother so; I A: d she agreed; just like I knew she I would, So go ahead and lick 'em lick em good. I reeollec' right well, your Ma and I, Way back in '61 we said good-bye, I didn't hanker much to go to war; But Ma insisted said 'twas better far To go and fight than later to explain Just why I let my country call on me in vain. S::c said, "Why, John, I don't see how you could!" So go ahead and lick 'em lick 'em good. The soldier boy entrained at break of day, The old man watchod the long train steam away; Then home again, and in the dark ened hall, He paused beneath a picture on the wall. "My President," he said, "I've heard your plea. Just say the word if you have need of me. I gave the boy I've dene the best I could. Now lick 'em Sir and, damn 'cm lick 'em good!" Will Ferrell, Independence, KaS. Outlawry By Soldiers in Lead Belt a Hideous and Crying Shame Drunken brawls, turbulent conduct, rowdyism and shootings along the public highways of this county, such as occurred last Thursday night, on the road between Desloge and Lead wood, in which Mart Latimer was slightly wounded in the fore-arm, and a young lady with him in the car narrowly escaped being shot, the bul let tearing through her clothing across her breast, to say nothing of the robbery of a Mr. Fox, in Flat Riv er week before last, in all of which sol diers in uniform are alleged to have been the principal participants, are becoming of such frequent occurrance that we find it impossible for us to longer to hold our peace. The coming of the soldiers into this county some weeks ago was hailed by all peace-loving and law-abiding citizens as a good omen, and as a guarantee of peace and protection from lawlessness. And it is but due to them to say that the first two de tachments sent into our county prov ed themselves to be gentlemen, bent upon performing the duty assigned to them; they did much good and ac quitted themselves splendidly. But those who came after them are quite a different breed. To some of them have been imputed, and justly so, many ungentlemanly, immoral, dishonest and pusillanimous acts. Some of them, while on duty picket ing the towns of the Lead Belt, have been seen staggering along the pub New Advertising Manager for Times Edward C. Barroll, who is well known to all Farmington people, as well as to many throughout St. Fran cois county, having lived in this city practically all his life, has accepted the position of Advertising Manager of The Times, and is now on the job. As an advertising expert Mr. Bar roll has an enviable reputation throughout the country. His spe cialty for the past few years has been the preparation of sales letters for large mercantile establishments throughout the United States, in which work he perhaps has no super ior. He not only is able to write at tractive letters, but he has always been able to guarantee that his let ters get the desired results. He is also equally strong in prepar ing advertising copy in producing advertisements that bring results. This will be his principal work in his connection with The Times, and our advertisers, as well as those who have not been advertisers, will doubtless be pleased to have his services ex tended to them in the preparation of any kind of advertising copy they may desire. His services will be ex tended to them freely in the prepara tion of advertising that will bring re sults in The Times. He will also solicit job work, in the preparation of which he is also an ex pert. Save him your orders and you will be guaranteed satisfaction. He will also act as reporter, in which work he has few equals, being a fluent and discriminating writer. In fact, his work will include all kinds of bus iness connected with a newspaper of fice, including soliciting subscriptions. Having had years of newspaper ex perience, he is familiar with every phase of the work. Give Mr. Barroll your orders, as well as your news items, and you will be pleased at the manner in which it is handled. Funeral of Henry Hermann The funeral services of Henry Her mann, which were held at the Catholic church at 10 o'clock Saturday morn ing, was largely attended, which abundantly testified to the unusual popularity of a splendid citizen, who had for years given to this communi ty his best services on the city coun cil, on the school bcrd, and wherever and whenever his services were called for. He was always ready to give, willingly and freely, of his best efforts to the good and upbuilding of Farm ington and community, during the thirty-odd years he was a citizen of this place. We can ill attord to lose such a man as was Hermann. In the impressive funeral services Rev. r r. Morgan was assisted by t r, Collins and Fr. Stolpe, both now of St. Louis, and both formerly in charge of the church at this place. After the conclusion of the regular funer al services, Fr. Stolpe delivered an eulogy to the departed that did him mere justice. Interment Was in the Knights of Pythias cemetery, to which the remains were followed by a orreat concourse of oeonle. mostly m- automobiles, to pay the last tribute of respect to a splendid citizen. The Times' Friends The following new and renewal subscriptions to The Times has been received the past week: New Subscriptions Nace Janis of Route 2. Farmington, Tom MastertsQO of Hereulaneum, Miss Bessie Riney oi St. Louis. ' Renewals Dr. J. L. Eaton, J. A. Lawrence and B. A. Wines of Farm ington, J. W. Barnes of Frederick town. ! lic streets in a drunken condition, making common company with the "boot-legging" and gambling element, while others have been seen wallow ing in the underbrush along the road sides, with prostitutes of the lowest degree. Such conduct as this, on the part of soldiers whose supposed duty is to suppress such crimes, prevent such carrying-on and preserve order generally, tends but to aggravate conditions and give encouragement to the criminal element of this, or any other, community to play their devil try with a vim; and the sooner such depraved and immoral soldiers are re moved from our midst, the better will our community be. There are, no doubt, some splendid gentlemen and we confess we have met a few we regard as such among this last detachment of soldiers. But the cussedness of the rough-necked vandals among them, who have been committing the outrages above re ferred to, are a disgrace to the whole company, and causes citizens, gene rally, to look with a degree of sus picion on soldiers in uniform. Men so depraved in morals, and so vicious in character, should by all means be wearing uniforms, but not the uniform of our Uncle Samuel's soldiers. Theirs should be a uniform of stripes and their habitat behind prison bars. The sooner Uncle Sam gets rid of suc'.i characters the higher will be the morale of his army. CITIZENS OF ELVINS. Should Be Mandatory There are a few sidewalks, in dif ferent parts of this city, that' are even yet almost completely overhung with a rank growth of weeds, after most walks have been kept clear a sum mer. It seems strange that owners or tenants do not notice, or apparently do not, even when their entire prem ises may have become hedged in by a rank and forbidden growth of weeds. It does not seem possible that anyone could live under such conditions and not be aware of it. In fact, it would appear to be sufficient provocation to create insomnia and nightmare, on the part of the person who knowingly and willfully shuts their eyes to such blights on the community, as well as breeders of disease. But the law should not permit ev en such rank cartleiwness to "put one over on the town." City authorities should take a more personal interest in this weed-cutting question, and see that the ordinance relating thereto is wholly and completely complied with, in every instance. Non-compliance with the law, as well as public warnings, calling attention to weed cutting provisions of the city ordi nances, not only is unfair to all those who comply with the law, but breeds additional contempt for the law in the minds of those that are permit ted to "get by" with such violations. It is unnecessary for The Times to be more explicit. A hurried drive about Farmington will enable anyone who may so desire, to locate the plac es we refer to. They are not only must unsightly, but in. some instances they are a positive public nuisance, making it impossible for two people to walk abreast, when the weeds are wet, without soiling their clothing, and sometimes it is impossible for a woman, even though walking alone, to wend her way through the entan glement without soiling her dress. If a law is not to be vigorously en forced, it would be far better not to have such law enacted. But, after all is said, there is but one thing to do in this case. If anyone persists in not complying with the weed-cutting ordi nance, then the city authorities should see that such work is performed, and the expense, together with the penalty, charged up against the guilty party. Dumb Animals Must be Protected As a horse-drawn delivery wagon was being driven along the south side of the square, Saturday morning, the somewhat vicious young driver drew the attention of a stranger standing in front of the postoffice, by his heart less beating of the horses. The strang er remarked, to a Times reporter whom he did not know, that was a good way to either kill or disable the horses, and asked if that was not am ple cause for arrest. He said that in his home town in Iowa one could not "get by with that kind of stuff." The stranger asked us if there was no humane society here, to which we were forced to reply that we thought there was, but that we did not think it was working full time. The strang er's surprise at such an exhibition of cruelty, right on the public square, reminded the reporter that the spirit of the devil appears to be working on the few remaining horses-drawn de liveries, as well as on many of the auto truak drivers. As the stranger remarked, a few still fines will serve to correct this inhuman practice. See Dr. Walsh when in need of best dental work. PIANO TUNING R. W. Vorhees of St Louis is in town tuning pianos. A card dropped at the Farmington post office will re ceive prompt attention, or phone 408.