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FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1919 NO. 41 F. H. S. Team Routs Marvin Active Operations I The Brutes The Road Hog at Iron Mountain of Berlin The High School football team jour neyed to Fredericktown last Saturday afternoon and there played the Mar vin College team, which was defeated by the top-heavy score of 40-7. The game looked to be Marvin's in the first quarter, when after a few minutes of play, they went over for a touch-down and kicked goal. Their team was not in condition, however, and when the Farmington boys strengthened up and put additional "pep" into the game, they were swept off their feet and were plainly greatly out-classed in every depart ment of the game the remaining three quarters. The Marvin team was able to make their downs only a very few times 'during the remainder of the game, while on the other hand the F. H. S. team romped over and around their line at will, making six touch downs and kicking four of the goals. Simms scored four of the touch dojvns, while Swink tallied two. Allbiight was plainly the star on the Marvin team, while Simms, Swink and I.ePere were the principal ground gainers for Farmington. Graves and M. Dcnman. who each played one half of the game as right-half, showed good form. Denman was handicapped on account of an injured ankle. Each player on the Farmington team did well, and the team was working to gether excellently. To-morrow the team goes to Pes loge. where they will play the local High School team. Wonder Crop of Watermelons J. U. Zimmerman, the watermelon autocr.-.t of this community, called at The Times office the last of the week and stated that he had sold over $5'!0 worth of melons the past season, off of two acres of land. This most ex cellent result was accomplished not withstanding most discouraging pros pects in the early part of the season, chiefly caused from excessively wet weather. Mr. Zimmerman retailed his entire crop in this city, where he claims as his customers many of our best people, who know and are will ing to pay for the best in the way of watermelons. He says his farm is too poor for the usual line of farming, but he cer tainly knows, how to produce water melons that appeal to the taste. Yet, in spite of the splendid record as above stated, he says had it not been for the maliciously criminal conduct of a few parties he believes he could name, who repeatedly went into his melon patch and wantonly destroyed many melons, his cash receipts would have been considerably larger than they were. GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY At the meeting of the executive committee of the County S. S. Asso ciation the 28th it was decided to send a challenge to the Pettie County S. S. Association for the largest attendance on Go to Sunday School Sunday, Oct. 26th. The following telegram was re ceived Saturday: Sedalia, Mo., 10-4-19, 9:53 a. m. C. B. Denman, Pres. St. Francois S. S. Assn., Farmington, Mo. Challenge accepted; we will make Oct. 2tith a big day. IRA C. MELTON, Pres. Pettes Co. S. S. Assn. The Pettis county Assn. has a mem bership of 8600 and St. Francois Co. Assn., 5700, so that we will need ev erybody and his brother. To apportion the job, a quota has been assigned every community ami the individual schools in turn given their parts of this figure. Here is what it takes to put your town over the top: Farmington 1828 Flat River, 1685 Bonne Terre 1410 Peydoge 699 Bismarck ..i 693 Elvins 61 Leadwood 533 Doe Run v. 355 Esther 350 Libertyville 157 Cantwell 150 Knob Lick , 143 Gumbo 100 Marvin Chapel 90 Frankclay 80 DcLassus 60 Rouggly School 57 Rucsel Chapel 46 Blackwell 44 Total 9096 Gumbo was given 46 but said, make it a hundred and we'll sure put it ov er. America has more Sunday schools and S. S. scholars than the rest of the world combined; America has the best boys and girls in the world; ask the boys who have just come back from the other side. 44 Sundays a year in Sunday school will make you a better doctor, a bet ter farmer, a better neighbor, a better father, a better mother, a better son, though you're 40 years or more. The child that is on the streets Sunday morning is not getting a square deal from its community; it vll double your pleasure to take somebody with you. Help the S. S. give "A Square Deal to Every Child in the Name of Jesus Christ." LET'S GO. , Cecil Short, who is enlisted in the navy, left Monday on his return to servico, after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Short, of this city. HI5 PLACE, AMSZf BY USURPATION ynPTjipaa " I " AND WHERE., BY HIS T J.,f If VERY NATURE. , HE. lr 1 VVf V"( SHOULD BE. Go On, Boys ; We're After You Southeast Missouri counties aro voting for good roads bonds, almost unanimously, just as fast as this im portant question is submitted to them for a decision. Good-roads advocates in St. Francois county hope that the submission of this all-important question to a decision of, the people will not be long delayed. Madison County Votes for Good Roads. Fredericktown, Mo., Oct. 7. Mad ison County today voted for a bond issue of $325,000 for road improve ment. This amount, together with $130,000, a total of $455,000, will be spent in building fifty miles of State highways from the St. Francois coun ty line to Wayne conuty, where it will connect with the State highway south to Greenville, Piedmont and Williams ville, Mo. In addition, 250 miles of turnpike roads will be constructed in this coun ty. In the city of Fredericktown the vote was twertty to one in favor of the bond issue. Some of the rural precincts voted almost 100 per cent for it. Good Roads Proposition Carries in Bollinger County. Marble Hill, Mo., October 7. Boll inger county joined the good roads procession today by adopting a $350, 000 bond issue by a vote of 1768 to 285, a majority of more than six to one. Two State roads, the Sunshine Route, connecting Cape Girardeau and Springfield, and the Arcadian Route to St. Louis, together with a system of gravel roads connecting the eight townships of the county, will be con structed. AUTO ACCIDENT While on their way to Libertyville Sunday from their home in Flat RivCr, Otto Ratley, three sons and two sisters-in-law met with an accident when nearing this city by their car running into a telephone pole with considerable force. In the terrible shaking up the oldest son sustained quite a severe cut on his head, which required several stitches to close up. Some others of the party received scratches, and all were severely jolted, though fortunately none were .serious ly injured. The car bore the brunt of the ac cident, being considerably damaged. ANNUAL RED CROSS ELECTION A Red Cross meeting will be held at the Library, Wednesday evening, Oc tober 15th, at 7:30 p. m. At this meeting the executive committee of the Farmington branch for the com ing1 year will be elected. All inter ested in the work of the Red Cross are urgently requested to be present. J. C. MORRIS, Chairman. Pav .T P MrtDnnalH will twaanlt nt Russell's Chapel next Sunday. The Styers Fruit Farm! Have you seen this splendid fruit farm lately? If you have not, then you arc the loser, as it is calculated to make the heart of anyone rejoice to see the hundreds of apple trees it contains loaded to the greatest possi ble extent with their precious burden of splendid, luscious fruit red, golden and brown. There can be seen thou sands of bushels of apples waiting to be harvested. While gathering has been in progress for some time, only comparatively a few of the trees indi cate that they have lost any of their enormous burden. This orchard was purchased by Mr. Styers about two years ago, and at that time it was in a sadly run-down condition, from lack of proper atten tion. The new owner immediately started to work putting the trees in condition for the bearing of fruit, by trimming, spraying, etc., and it iB on ly necessary for one to look at the present abundant crop to understand now well he has succeeded in the splen did work of construction. The Styers Fruit Farm is a little less than four miles northeast of Farmington, and from the Styers home an excellent view is obtained of this city. There are 60 acres in the farm, thirty of which is in orchard, which was planted by Austin Albaugh several years ago. There are more than a thousand apple trees, only about half of which produced fruit this year. The bearing trees have this year produced from a half bar rel to seven barrels to the tree, and a conservative estimate of the apple crop is 3,000 bushels, for which there is a heavy and constant local demand at $1.75 a bushel. There are also many peach, pear and cherry trees in this splendid or chard. While the peach crop was ! short, Mr. Styers sold 100 bushels, lui wjiitu iie uuittiuuu 9 a Dusnet. ne has also sold many pears, and about 400 gullons of cherries. A visit to this orchard at once shatters the statement the writer has often heard that this is not a fruit country. It is true, however, that fruit, like every thing else that is worth having, needs proper attention. Such attention Mr. Styers is prepared to give to his trees, as he was for years a successful fruit grower in Calhoun county, 111., before locating here. FOOTBALL On High School Field in Farmington, Saturday, OCTOBER 11, 1919 Will Maylield College vs. Ozark Business College Will Mayfield has an ezceptionally strond team. Several of the old-time stars will be in the Business College line-up. GAME STARTS AT 3:15. ADMISSION. 25c and 40c A Splendid Addition A modern and commodious green house is being erected at State Hospi tal No. 4. The building will be 30 feet wide and 86 feet in length, and the building is expected to be ready for use within a few weeks, when C. A. Doubet, the landscape gardener, will be given charge of this splendid improvement to the State Hospital. In this steam heated building will be produced carnations, coleus, crys anthemums, geraniums, etc., as well as a generous supply of winter veg etables, such as radishes, lettuce and tomatoes. It is also expected to grow strawberries in these commodious quarters. Throughout the entire win ter the hospital management expects to be able to supply all the wards reg ularly with flowers, as well as vega taliles, which will be a source of never-ending delight to many of the pa tients, and a source of much pleasure for all of them. COUNTY COURT County Court is in session this week. Following are the proceedings briefly reported, up to Wednesday night: Ordered that the sum of $5 be paid monthly to Geo. S. Matkin, of Bis marck, for the relief of Rube Cunning ham. A. J. Kennon presents subscription of $26 for the improvement of the county road running from Cross Roads toward Womack. Court appropriates a similar amount for the same pur pose, Robert Donald and H. E. Brown present a subscription of $350 for the improvement of the Blackwell and Fertile road. Court appropriates a similar amount for the same purpose. Upon examination by Drs. Watkins and Appleberry, Mrs. Nancy Watts was ordered admitted to the State Hospital for treatment as a county patient. Leroy K. Dobbins and John Hulsey present subscription of $451.50 for the improvement of the Weiss and Ar noldi road in Pendleton township. Court appropriates a like amount for same purpose. Petition of Dr. Watkins and others for a special election for the purpose of voting bonds in the sum of $25,000 for the purchase of the Carleton Col lege property for a county hospital filed and taken under advisement. A Times reporter enjoyed the priv ilege and pleasure of again making a brief visit to Iron Mountain Monday afternoon. Capt. W. J. Elledge, own er of that extensive property, ap peared to be pleased to take us in charge anil indicate some of the pro gress of the work that has been in progress for the past several months. Owing to the general tie-up of the foundries throughout the country, there has been for the past several months but little or no demand for iron ore, hence he has been making no sales. No effort has. therefore. been made to get out ore, nnd the working force has been reduced to the lowest possible point to keep things in running condition. Nevertheless, a number of car loads of the finest pos sible ore has accumulated at the rail road switch awaiting shipment. This ore is so free from dros3 as to re quire no smelting, but goes into fur naces in its natural state. The great reservoir of water, on which work was begun several months ago, has proven a much bigger job than Capt. Elledge anticipated, as great caverns, or drifts, are discovered as the water slowly recedes. All such drifts, or caverns, make necessary ,iust that much more pumping, and al though the pumping equipment, as well as the disposal of water, has been greatly improved, and while there are now two pumps constantly at work on the job, the water depth in the great reservoir is reduced only about five or six inches every twenty-four hours. There yet remains something like forty feet of water to be pumped out. Capt. Elledge left Tuesday for the Fast for the purpose of securing $250, 0d0, which amount he estimates will be sufficient to perfect proper minim; conditions. He anticipates little or no trouble in securing that, or any larg er amount that may be necessary, to put in proper equipment for expedi tious mining. Backed up with such a property, with millions practically in sight, there is no reason to doubt that Capt. Eiledge will be able to secure the amount of capital that may be necessary to again put Iron Mountain on the map by the employment of hun dreds, if not thousands of workmen, and the rehabilitation of that once important mining commnuity. County Cemetery Has Been Cleaned By a happy coincidence workers be gan operations in the cleaning up of the county cemetery on Tuesday morning of last week, after The Times reporter had visited that benighted spot the preceding day. By the time this paper was out the cemetery had been thoroughly cleaned up and put in presentable condition. This circumstance soems to present almost incontrovertible evidence of transmission of thought, telepathy or whatever you may choose to term it. Some may argue that The Times no tice of the lamentable condition of that burial ground was too long de layed. In reply The Times might ar gue that it was not delayed, for the reason that it completed the circuit of that thought wave, without which the wave could never have become op erative. This paper is thoroughly satisfied with the result of this epi sode, and everyone should be delight ed with its speedy culmination, which has brought the desired end. The ap pearance of the county cemetery has been changed from a blight, to rather an attractive spot. Postoffice May Be Moved The probabilities appear to be that a new location will soon be selected for the Farmington postoffice. The principal thing calling for a new lo cation is the fact that the present quarters are entirely too small for the expeditious handling of the business, which is very important. Then, an other thing that would possibly neces sitate a change is the fact that the Realty Co., in whose building the postoffice is now located, have been unable to reach a satisfactory agree ment with the Postoffice authorities as to the rent and improvements that Uncle Sam insists must be made if the postoffice remains in its present location. By taking in the wide hall at the rear of the postoffice quarters would relieve the crowded condition' to some extent, but even that would not afford the necessary space, ac cording to Postmaster Smith, who still dreads a change in location. The general opinion appears to be that Uncle Sam is more or less of a taskmaster, especially when it comes to making a deal of this kind. It seems he always wants the best of it, and then some. He appears to pur sue an entirely different course to the one Dursued when a Congressional junketing committee or something of that sort is on hand. It seems to be too often the case that he is willing to pay most any old price when nothing special is expected, but when there is icmething really involved is when he use3 a full measure of "diplomacy." A postoffice inspector, who was Ilere about three weeks ago obtained options on the Rickus building, now occupied by Counts' second-hand store, and the Old Home saloon build ing, at the southwest comer of the sciuare. and a decisiono f this matter i may be expected in the near future. In these days of reconstruction from the war period, each passing day it becomes more and more apparent, throughout the United States, that this country has as yet hardly start ed on the real work of reconstruction that must be performed before the people can be brought back into an absolutely safe and sane condition of thought and living. A very critical condition in the affairs of this coun try is now nearly approaching. In deed it is already here. As an evi dence of this fact it is but necessary to note the strikes and spirit of un rest and uneasiness that is everywhere in evidence. The writer is not a pessimist. In fact he is possessed of a somewhat unusual amount of optimism. But he tries to view things as they really ex ist, and to his vision signs that are now arising well above the horizon are calculated to make any observing person view, with more or less alarm, what such conditions may finally cul minate in. lhey are not at all pro pitious for the welfare and happiness of the American people, at least not until the tangled conditions, largely brought about or disclosed by the war, are untangled that is, not un til such questions are settled, and SETTLED RIGHT. One of the most disturbing and dis tressing things, to the writer's mind, that must be settled, and settled per manently, is the absolute suppression of the Germanized German the Ger man who is not now and never will be come Americanized. Already such beasts have become busy, throughout the United States, in organizing, or getting together they have always been organised and taken up with renewed energy their foul work of in trigue. Even before the smoke of carnage had cleared away they were again busy with their nefarious work of circulating propaganda and lies of every description. Their principal purpose, just at this time, appears to be to augment and ferment the feel ing of discord and disaffection throughout the country, in the hope of bringing about strikes, disorders and possible revolution. In this con nection, all slackers in the recent war period should be carefully watched, ; The Times believes, wherever one of thoHe "Brutes of Berlin" is discovered, that quick and rough work should be made of him. Even though it may be inherited, and the "Brute" may be too I weak to overcome such false inheri tance, should this country be made to suffer for the reason that the "Brute" is unable to rise above his inheri tance? Should this country be as sassinated by a fiend who is wholly unworthy and incapable of accepting in a true spirit the feeling of brotherly love and comradeship that has been extended to him and which he ap parently accepted in the correct spir it? No, no, no! Every true Ameri can cries out in protest agai.nst the possibility of such a thing being done. And yet we know that very thing will be done if the "Beasts of Berlin" can in any manner bring it about. We have recently seen and heard alto gether too much of the cunning, rot tenness and filth of that slimy crea ture to leave a door unlocked against his approach. There is but one thing to do in order to make America safe for Americans and that is to get rid of every Germanized German either deport or make way with him in a mere drastic manner. We all know what they would do should they ever get us in their power. There appears to be little doubt that German money, as well as Russian money, is still be ing spent in this country for purposes of poisoning the public mind against American customs and institutions. Such characters must be banished from our shores, both root and branch. As to the true, loyal German-American, no class of citizens in this coun try is entitled to greater respect and consideration than are they. Those citizens who whole-heartedly support ed America in the war against tieir Fatherland demonstrated conclusively that they are with us heart and soul in loyalty to their adopted land. None will go farther than will the writer in demanding for them every right and privilege accorded to true Americans. But the Germanized "Brutes" and there are still many such throughout ' this good land are the ones that must be closely watched and looked after until the atmosphere1 is again cleared and purified. If there are any such "Brutes" in this community, then The Times will consider it to be its duty, as well as its privilege, to hold them up to public inspection that our readers may pass judgment on them. In this matter we will "play no fa vorites." A traitor to his country even though it may be his adopted country is a public menace. All such must be obliterated if America is -to continue in pursuit of peace, hap piness and prosperity. Clover Seed $25 a Bushel August Herman, of Weingarten, the . first of the week sold to the McAtee Produce Co. twenty-five bushV3 of clover seed, for which he received $25 a bushel. This seed was pronounced by experts as being the finest seed ev er seen here, as the price would sug gest. This would indicate that the pro duction of clover seed is a most pro- fitable industry, to which but little attention has been given in the past. Surely there is an enormous profit in producing seed at such a price.