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? V VOL. 45 FARMINGTON, - ST. FRANCOIS COtJNTY MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JUNE. 28, 1918 NO. 25 Monarch theatre COI I NO ATTRACTIONS FRIDAY, JUNE 28 An Exceptionally Good picture, "THE CINDERELLA MAN" Featuring Mae Marsh. N . SATURDAY. JUNE 29 PEARL WHITE, IN "HOUSE OF HATE" 5th Episode. "LUKE'S HONEYMOON '2-Rcel Comedy. MONDAY, JULY 1 ETHEL CLAYTON, IN "SOULS ADRIFT TUESDAY, JULY 2 (Subject will be announced later.) WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, IN 'THE MATRIMANIAC THURSDAY. JULY 4 ROBERT WARWICK, IN "ALL MAN" Robert Warwick is now a Captain in the U. S. Army. First Show Begins at 8:30 P. M. Admission: Children over 6 under 12, 10c; adults 15c. AMERICANS CONTINUE IN TRUE FORM AT THE FRONT With the American Army in France, June 26. In an attack upon the German lines on the Marne front last night the American troops ex tended their line northwest of BeV leau Wood. Up to 10 o'clock this morning: 216 prisoners had been count ed, together with a number of ma chine guns and other booty. Addi tional prisoners are coming in. The attack was preceded by a 13 hour bombardment from the Ameri can artillery. German prisoners tak en pay tribute to the brilliant dash of the Americans, declaring the men in the assaulting party fought like de mons. The Germans were virtually cleared out of Belleau Wood several days ago, but the discovery was made yesterday that under cover of darkness they had planted machine guns behind huge boulders, in sunken roadways, in shell holes and in trees in a narrow area on the edge of the wood. It was most difficult to get at them in these posi tions and some fierce hand-to-hand fighting occurred during the night while the clearing process was being carried out. The Americans now are in posses sion of virtually all the valuable tac tical positions in the Belleau Wood sector. Most of the prisoners taken belong to the 347th German Division. Undaunted by Gas Attack. On Sunday the Germans placed the crack 201st Division opposite a por tion of the American line; despite this the Americans went through in steam roller fashion. The Germans also had attempted on Saturday to fill the wood with gas, but the deter mination and heroism of the Ameri cans could not be checked by this cir cumstance. The' American artillery again bril liantly carried out its part in throw ing the entire German line into con fusion. Prisoners said that the posi tion from which they had been taken was like an inferno under the Ameri can fire. They were happy to get out alive. ' N. Y. Captured, Germans Told. German prisoners captured by the Americans on storming the Belleau Wood section last night now number 250, including seven officers. One of the officers said the German commanders have been telling the sol diers that the Germans have landed an army in America, captured New York and are marching toward Phila delphia. The Germans also are told that submarines have sunk between 40 and 60 ships in Long Island Sound. . The importance of the American ad vance in Belleau Wood is not indicat , ed by the amount of territory cap tured, as that only amounts approxi mately to 600 square yards. The new positions of the Americans, however, dominate the ridgo beyond, so thai they now hold the upper hand. ' Glad to Be Captured. y. Another German officer;' arrogant and sarcastic, remarked: '.' t"We are just starting with 'the f Americans. We are going to wipe out -wnoie divisions as u tney were com panies." , The German privates were less arrogant, ana apparently , were ,f glad they were captured. One de- -! -1 , .1 i . i t ciareo uiac me Hermans were sur prised at' the Americas, who appear-1 ed so young, but fought like devil3 when they -got started. Another de clared: ,,. ,; I., .." "The wa'will soon be ended. There are too many Americans coming to Europe." . v . i This prisoner was- Prussian, who fought on the Russian front He con fessed the Germans were preparing to attack the Americans in Belleau Wood when the American troops started their attack. It was a sur prise. The Americans oame one way and the German officers tried to force their men forward the other way. This prisoner was shot in the leg by his own officer because he hesitated confusedly between the American guns and bayonets and the pistols in Un hands of the German officers. Laugh as They Charge. Raymond S. Howell of Bamesville. 0., who was in the first line of the ad vance, describing the operation, said, "We took up a position in the open wood. There were no trenches. Tho Germans opened a heavy fire and shells fell around us like rain. We charged over the rocky hill, our fel lows laughing and yelling a war whoop. We then came upon a wheat field and crossed in the face of a withering shell and machine gun fire, and drove back the Germans at the point of the bayonet. "It was a wonderful sight. The Americans never hesitated, and the sound of their shouts and whoops were almost drowned by the German cries of 'kamerad.' " "The Germans got a few of our fel lows, but we made them pay dearly for every one." " Enemy Lines Torn,! Up. Herbert E. Barclay of Anita, la., told about a wounded American forc ing a big German to lead the way to the rear of the An eriean lines, the Air eriean said quietly: "Here's my prisoner." The German sheepishly nodded and said: "Jaz." Some idea of tho thoroughness with which the Americans prepared for the attack may be gleanud from the fact that they fired approximately 5.000 high explosives in one hour. The American gunners worked io faat the Germans said they did not have time to think. The German lines were tarn up and the ground around strewn with German dead and wounded. Two members of a German hospital corps were captured. Machine gun emplacements, which were hidden behind the rocks, were charged and captured, while a group of several Americans captured one machine gun and 20 Germans in a shell hole. The attacking force was a comparatively small oner D"t did the work as thoroughly as one several times as large might have done. . One of the American wounded re marked to the correspondent: "I got bumped pretty badly, but 1 gues it was worth while. If we had a million more like our outfit over here we would go to Berlin." The ease of Richard House vs. Min nie House regarding the custody of their children, appeared before Pro bation Officer Tucker this week. The two parties were divorced arid both afterward married and the children being in possession of Richard House, Minnie House brought ouit for their custody. Mr. Tucker has rendered no decision as yet but possibly will do so tomorrow. Big Drive Today; for War Stamps A large mass meeting is announced for this afternoon at 4 o'clock, in the court house, in accordance with a re cent declaration of the President of the United States. Post cards have beell sent to every citizen in this vi cinity, and far out into the country, urging them to attend, or see that someone represents them in the pur chase of additional stamps at this meeting. Every household should be represented, and at least one person from every business firm in Fnrm ington should be on hand authorized to purchase these small bonds, in the final -effort to raise the quota of $20 per member for the entire population. The local committee have asked business men to close from 4 to 6 o'clock as was requested by Govern ment authorities to whom this sale is entrusted. There will be several short addresses, in an effort to create new interest in the work of purchasing these "baby bonds", begun some months ago, but in the sale of which there seems to have been a lull. Farmington is a banner town,' in a banner county, in everything,. she at tempts; we must not fall down in this, the final and only public effort to sell for the Government the War Certifi cates which the poorest man can pur chase, if he is interested in winning the war. Let your loyalty run free and unrestrained, let your spirit of sacrifice manifest itself above uli selfishness and come out this after noon at 4 o'clock. . Quoting from the President's mes sage, in part, we read as follows: TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES President Wilson has issued a state ment which has been widely published in the newspapers urging upon- the people of the United States a Nation al concerted Thrift Movement. A part of this statement is as follows: "I earnestly appeal to every man, woman and child tf pledge themselves on or before the 28th of June to save constantly and to buy as regularly us possible the securitios of the Gov ernment; and to do this as far as pos sible through membership in War Sav ings Societies. The 28th of June end3 this special period of enlistment in the great volunteer army of produc tion and saving here at home. May there be none unonlistcd on that day! I, therefore, urge that our people ev erywhere pledge themselves, as sug gested by Secretary of the Treasury, to the practice of thrift; to serve the Government 'to their -utmost in in creasing production in all fields neces sary to the winning of the war, and that the people, as evidence of their loyalty, invest all that they can -save in WAR SAVINGS STAMPS. " (Signed) WOODROW WILSON. Pursuant to the above proclamation of the President of the United States, tne person receiving this card is here by notified to attend a meeting at the school or other plnco designated by his W. S. S. County Chairman in his home school district, on Friday, June 28, 1918, promptly at 4 o'clock p. m. Read the papers for full particulars concerning these meetings, which ev ery loyal person is expected to at tend. FESTUS J. WADE, W. S. S. Director for Missouri. ROBERT S. BOYD, , Local Chairman. Fine Appointment Ed T. Nolan has been appointed chairman of the County War Sav ings Stamp Committee, having re ceived his appointment by wire about 6:30 Wednesday afternoon. Mr. No lan was appointed to this important position to fill the vacancy caused by the resignction of E. A. Rozier, who was compelled to, retire owing to-physical disability. '.- ' No better appointment than that of Mr. Nolan could possibly have been made. He is active, zealous and ear nest, and will doubtless be able to do much that has not been done to in ject much added enthusiasm into this most important war work.' While at this time Mr. Nolan is perfectly free to confess that he does not understand the exact naturo of the work that is expected of him, he is more than will ing to learn. That is just the kind of men the government most desires to have in charge of the war work. Mr. Nolan will make good. . Again Defaults ' A young" man by the name of Pep. pers was arrested near Bonne Torre Monday by soldiers, on the charge of "slacking," and was brought to this city, where the fact was developed that ho had failed to return his ques tionnaire. He was ordered to appear before the Local Beard at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, and on his promise to do so he was given his .liberty. un . Tuesday . morning, however, reppers failed to put in his appearv ance at the office of the Local Boardv He is now regarded as deserter, and will perhaps be given no such treat ment as to be permitted to go Upon his own recognizance, but will- he thrown .into prison to await action on his case, which will likely be severe. Ignorance may sometimes afford miti gating circumstances in such eases as this, but that fails to apply in this case, and young Peppers will be made to realize that it does not pay to trifle with the government when he next ap pears, before a tribunal for hearing, as he . is' almost certain to be appre hended , Will Examine Doe RunC6 Books Cornelius Roach jwid- Mr.- Galena, members of the State Tax Commis sion, accompanied by J. F. Harrison. agent for the Tax Commission, ar rived in this city yesterday morning lor the purpose of making arrange ments for the examination of the books of the Doe Run Lead Company, to the end that an equitable value might be returned on that company's holdings for assessment. Politte El vins appeared as attorney for the Doe Run Lead Co., and no trouble was ex perienced in arriving at a complete settlement of the matter. Through its attorney, the Doe Run Co. agreed to a thorough aqd com plete examination of the bookB, and Tax Agent Harrison remained here and expects to begin his examination of the .lead company's books imme diately. , Messrs. Roach and Galena left for the south on the Belmont branch at noon yesterday. CARNIVAL OF THE U. S. S. G. ' ,, Sew the seeds of victory In your garden lair;. Every seed a message to ' Uur brother over there. Hoe and weed and water With devoted care: You will reap a harvest when ' .Peace comes Uvor there. The Government is still urging the people of the whole country to a more strenuous campaign of gardening and preserving the products of the garden than ever before. Charles Lathi-op Pack, President of the National War Garden Commission, says that "never before has so large a part or the world been so near starvation. Our allies, unaDie to ieea inemseives, de pend absolutely on America for their food and the adequacy of the supply depends very largely on how well we conserve our summor surplus or fruits and vegetables." . In the spring there was organized in the schools of Farmington a branch of the United States School Gardens. better known as the U. S. S. G-. and almost every pupil in the wards, the High School, and the Lutheran school was envolled as a member. The city was divided into four divisions, the N. E, the S. E., the N. W., and the S. W, each having a captain to whom the members may go for advice. Following along the lines of the verr successful Carnival held hurt year, prjr rations are being made for ..bttar-mtht8- fall, which will be hold under the auspices of the Parent- Teacher Association as heretofore. A new department will be included this year, as the Government is laying great stress on the drying of all su perflous products that would otherwise go to waste. The advantages of dry ing are.eaBily seen, as this proces3 does not call for sugar and does away with the necessity of containers. It is hoped that all members of the U. S. a. U. will try this method of saving their garden products and will enter some dried fruits and vegetables for the Carnival. There will be two classes of entries, one for the 4th, 6th and Gth grades, and one for the 7th, 8th, and High School. Premiums will be given for vegetables, canning, drying, baking, and sewing, and there will' be exhib its of knitting and, if possible, of man ual training work. ' Premiums are offered for the larg est collection of vegetables, which must include the five staples, as fol lows: potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, beans and tomatoes. Also for the best 1-2 peck of potatoes, 1-2 peck sweet potatoes, l-z dozen tomatoes, 1-2 dozen sweet corn, 1-2 dozen field corn, 1 quart string beans, 1 quart lima' beans, beat head cabbage, best pumpkin, best squash, 1-2 dozen car rots, 1-2J dozen sweet peppers, best eggplant, best 1-2 , galijn. .peas, best melon, best quart onions, best cauli flower, best 1-2 dozen beets, best rad iahes, best 1-2 peck turnips. 2. CANNING. Best collection of canned goods, to include fruits, vege tables, pickles and jellies. Best can peaa, beans, corn, tomatoes, beets, greens, lima beans, carrots, peppers, pumpkin, cherries, strawberries, ap ples, gooseberries, dewberries, black berries, grapes, jar applebutter, bot tle grape juice, jar pickles and jar sweet pickles. 3. DRYING. Apples, sweet pota toes, corn, string beans, other beans, black-eyed peas, carrots, pumpkin, grapes, and the best collection of dried products. 4, BAKING. Best loaf war bread, best loaf war cake, best 1-2 dozen substitute small cakes or cookies, best Lpan gingerbread, best Indian meal pudding, best pan bread mumns, best pan substitute muffins and best .loaf Boston Brown bread. " ' ' s 5. SEWING. , Plain dress, plain suit underwear, and. best darning. Tend your, garden faithfully, ' Bake and sew and can, Every little saving i - " - Helps to leed a man. Sow the seeds of 'Victory In your garden fair, i You will reap harvest . Kich beyond compare. ' j --Contributed. ' - - Tha recital .riven "nv the nunils" of Mrs. Eisenberg Beard' on last Friday nieht. though not advertised,' was well attended by patrons and friends. The program consisted of piano solos,! trios, quartettes and sextettes. Twenty-three t Mrs. Beard's pupils took' part in the .'recital, each one doing credit to the earnest' work of the teacher. Mrs. Beard has an unusual ly large summer class, , i The Times' New K Army of Readers The Times recent most successful subscription contest has added a new army of readers to its lists, and what ever may now appear in these col umns will reach the eye of thousands of readers. No longer does any other paper outrank The Times in the num ber of its readers in St. Francois county. In fact this paper now goes into more homes in this county than For this reason it offers unexampled opportunities to advertisers, to whom it will cheerfully and conscientiously offer the best possible results. . The Times management wishes to assure all new subscribers that it will always put' forth its best efforts, to serve and protect their best interests. To the subscribers of longer standing we feel that such assurance is unnec essary, as The Times has always tried, since the present management has been inontrol of this paper, to take its subscribers into its confidence, in the nature of one great family. From this time forward it will be the con stant effort of this paper to carry out such plan of management, even more strenuously than heretofore, to the end that there may be built up be tween The Times and its army of readers a system of perfect team work. The Times editor would love to be come personally acquainted with ev ery one of its subscribers and read ers, and with this end in view every one of them are extended a cordial in vitation to call at this office whenever they are in Farmington and make it your headquarters. Tho editor will al so be pleased to 'return everyone of such visits whenever tho opportunity is offered. We trust no one will say that we do not mean ccry word of this, for we do. Be fair, and give us a trial. Also telephone us the news, providing you are not coining person ally. We will thoroughly appreciate every service you may render to as sist us in making The Times more in teresting to its many readers. Must Now Have More Advertising. Besides the thousands of subscrip tions which the contest brought into The Times, it also brought all sorts of information as to why some folks were not taking the paper. Many of the reasons given were really laugh able, some ludiarous whilo practi cally all of them were of a half-baked variety. One reason given a candi date for not taking The Times im pressed us that it was at least fou.V ed ei an unusual amount of ; ff j&'j strange and unusual as it was. This particular person and indeed ha mutt be particular gave, as his reason for not wanting The Times $1.60 worth was that it did not, have e.iough ad vertising in it. Now, wa have often heard the argument used that many papers have too much of their space devoted to advertising, but this i3 the first time, in our entire life, that we ever heard the argument used against a paper that it did not have sufficient advertising; meaning, of course, that there was too much news matter. But that man's grounds were well taken, at least from The Times' man agement standpoint. There is, wc believe, more reading matter in this paper than any other county-seat pa per that comes to this office. Hut this condition of affairs is going to improve soon. The Times now has the service that advertisers want, and if local merchants do not soon arouse themselves to their duty, r.s well as to their privilege, of using Times ad vertising space more extensively than they have in the past, thon we will be forced to accept advertising from those who are willing and anxious to use and pay for such space, even though we may have to go away from home to secure such patronage. While we are strong for the "trade at home proposition," wc are a! eoual ly strong for reciprocity. ' We have been forced to get up entirely too much reading matter in the past. Wc now want more advertising; we are now in a position to get it, and we propose to get it. Will the Houck Be Rehabilitated? A rumor has been floating about along the line of the Houck railroad that the line is soon to be completely overhauled, repaired, upholstered and put in condition for the proper ac commodation of traffic. For yeais trains have been wobbling over this line occasionally, without the slight est regard to schedule, so that the- business it has done has really been nominal. It is generally conceded, however, that if this line was taken over by a belt line it could be made a very important feeder. The afbresaid rumor has it that the Government has ordered the Cotton Belt to take over the Houck road, and put it in serviceable condition. If this is done it will be of vast importance to the people living in the country through which the road passes. To this city also will such a move, be most advantageous, as it will open up a vast territory of now business that the proper amount of enterprise on the part of Farmington business men will pring to this city. , . Mrs'. Lionel Tetley left Tuesday af ternoon for the homo of her parents iff St. Louis, where she expects to re main for the duration of the war. Lion el Tetley has enlisted in his country's service, leaving last week to go into training. Her many friends sincerely hope they will again have Mr. and Mrs. Tetlev with them when the ter rible olight of German kultur has been eradicated from the world. Young Men Are Proving Worth This is essentially an age for the young men -when, jfrom every quar ter, comes an ever increasing demand for young men, in 'every line of indus try. While the draining of the coun try of its young blood, to recruit s -great national army, has of course drawn largely of young blood from every trade and industry, The Times predicts that even after the war has been brought to a successful conclu tion, there will bo an evor-increasing demand for yqungcr men, even in po sitions of grave responsibility. Even in the mining industry in this county, where braun and endurance are the principal requisites, the young er men are being called for work, in ever increasing numbers. This de mand is largely caused from the fact that the miners of draft age have been, and are still being, called to their country's Bcrvice by the hun dreds. Furthermore, the foreigners, ' who formerly supplied a very large portion of the miners in the Lead Belt of St Francois county, have been con stantly disappearing from the scenes of their former activities. Some, of course, have been called in the draft, while many others have gone, the Lord only knows where. The scarcity of labor in that dis trict, which for some time past has been critical, has made its appeal to many young Americans many of such boys being not yet of draft age. But they have answered the call of labor with their characteristic enthu siasm of youth, and they are also making good abundantly as miners. The former superstition that the for eigners made the best miners has been exploded. Of course there is no ser- . vility about the American youth. There could not be, in the very nature of things. When it is necessary to control miners with buffoonery and bluffing, then the only chance is to fall bark upon the foreigners, whose entire existence has been in the midst of that sort of thing. The Quality of the work that is now being done in' the mines of the Lead Belt, by young America, must come as something of a surprise to those "experts" who have been long and loud in their persistence that the for eigner was the best miner, providing they were truly of such belief. Of that, there is considerable room to doubt It is indeed most gratifying. in times like the present, when there is such urgent need for labor of ev ery kind, to see the youth of this land toll up their sleeves, grab a shovel and "go to it" in the mines. These mere boys, many of them, are not on ly filling their 21 cars in five or six hours, which is tho regular shift, but they now usually remain for several additional cars, for which they re ceive twenty-two cents additional. It seems little short of blasphemy for anyone to even mention the poor ignorant foreigner in the same breath with an American, even in the roguh and heavy work of mining. With equal strength and far greater intel ligence, the American must win in ev ery test of endurance with the for eigner. Then, too, when he has glow ing, radiant youth to back him up, the American is absolutely inconquer able. All hail to the youth of Amer ica! May his number rapidly in crease! The Ford Seems Irrepressible J. W. Ingram, who is employed in the Farmington Tire Works of this city, had a narrow escape from se rious injury Monday afternoon while on his way to Doe Run on business. He was juat in front of the gts of State Hospital No. 4 when the acci dent occurred. The right-hand wheels of the car were inside the rails of tho electric railway, and a car was ap proaching. In attempting to turn off the track, the rail in some manner caught the tire of the front wheel of the car, tearing it off completely, turning the car completely around, and turning it over on its side. The top of the car chanced to be up, which doubtless prevented the car from turning completely over, thereby sav- ; ing Mr. Ingram from serious injury. With Mr. Ingram was Hev. Freldy, Methodist preacher at Doe Run. Nei ther occupant of the Ford was seri ously hurt, though Mr. Ingram sus tained a slightly bruised right lower arm. Assistance soon arrived, the car was righted, pushed from . the electric track and it started to move off as though the 'gyrations through which it had just passed was part of the regular program. It was then thrown out of gear, and remained perfectly docile while the tire was again readjusted, and Mr. Ingram continued on his "Journey, making the round trip without further variations. Thus is the theory, that the Ford passeth all understanding, again sus tained. -Fire 'at Doe Run The store of N. O. Fleming, at Doe Run. was entirely destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The origin of the fire is unknown, but incendiarism is sus-. pected by some of the residents of that little city. The stock was worth about $4,500- The store building was also owned by Mr. Fleming. , t There was no insurance either on . , the stock or building, and the loss falls heavily on Mr. Fleming, who is one of Doe Run's best citizens. He is an- V j uncle of W. N. Fleming of this city.