A band of gypsies, traveling in five automobiles, ran foul of the law at Farmington this week. Their first stop at the county seat was at the Standard filling station, conducted by G. N. Baker. While Mr. Baker was dishing out the gasoline, one of the women who claimed to be a fortune teller, went into the office and appropriated $30 from the cash drawer. Immediately after going inside Mr. Baker discovered the thift. He notified Squire Zolman, who ordered City Marshal Hough to arrest the entire bunch. In the meantime two of the cars had already made their getaway. The marshal held the remaining three. Upon being arraigned in court one of the men entered a plea of guilty to stealing the money. On agreeing to return the money to Mr. Baker he was allowed to go after paying a fine of $25 and costs.
After their seance in the justice court, Pros. Atty. Coffer and Sheriff Adams took them in charge and investigated their cars. They learned that the number had been filed or scraped off the cars. Under a recent law this constitutes an offence. Each car drew a fine of $25 and $10 costs, amounting in all to $145. This wound up their business in Farmington, and they were allowed to go on their way rejoicing. They struck out for St. Louis. It is reported they were again arrested in DeSoto Tuesday afternoon.