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NO. 27 fctw p FARMINGTON, ST. FRAKCXIS OOTTNTY," MISSOURI,; FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1918 Monarch Theatre CONING ATTRACTIONS FRIDAY, JULY 12 "BABY MINE" A most delightful 6-reel comedy, fea turing MADGE KENNEDY. o o . SATURDAY, JULY 13 PEARL WHITE, IN ' "HOUSE OF HATE," 7th Episode. LONESOME LUKE, IN "STOP LUKE LISTEN," 2-reel com edy. o o r- MONDAY AND TUESDAY July 15 and 16 "The Blue Bird" A picture that appeals to man, wo man and child. A spectacle of hap piness all should see. Admission, Children 15c; Adults 25c. 'WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, IN "MANHATTEN MADNESS" THURSDAY, JULY 18 -"SALLY IN OUR ALLEY" AWorld Feature. First Show Begins at 8:30 P. M. Admission: Children over 6 under 12. 10c; adults 15c TO MAKE FARMINGTON - A REAL SPOTLESS TOWN Ladies of the Cfivic league Club Again Engaged in Laudable Work of Cleaning Up the City Thn ladies of the Civic League Club are now engaged in their usual annual endeavor to clean up Farmmgton, and to make it truly a spotless town. Members of that club have the past weeK visited eacn ana every uuuini- Ik ah da in 1?n,mtntrtan And secured a promise from the several proprietors to pus iortn eiiurui w a-cey o w and litter cleaned from in front of fka!. Kiieinaoa hniiRtH. to the end that this city will sustain its former repu tation 01 Demg an unusually urueriy and well kept town. Such is a repu tation to be most earnestly sought by all good citizens, and the ladies, as usual, are most eager and anxious to sustain such a reputation for this fair city. But the endeavors of these ladies rn nnt nnlv aimed at keening the streets in perfect order. Thoir efforts are extending to the work of keeping the weeds in every part of town cur, the alleys kept clean of cans and other refuse, and lending encouragement to tha lnwns in the most attrac tive condition ' possible. Farmington now has a larger proportion of at tractive lawns and well kept places than most other towns of its size in the entire State, but so long aa there n .hinoa fnr imnrovement in the town's appearance, just so long can the ladies be depended upon to do all in their power to bring about perfec i tion. Porhaps the greater menace, not on ly to the town's beauty, but also to ! the health of its population as well, is the unrestricted growth of weeds that is to bo found about a number of homes. In some places ranlc growtn of weeds are even now beginning to branch out ana iau over on me wumo, l...lk in h MnJitinn flint BRAllllI hfl attended to by the city authorities, as there is an ordinance against penmi.- . 1 I . I - 1 tmgucn Tans ana unmntmi . vula A 11 that ia najiAa. sary to correct this evil, if the city authorities desira to perform .their lull amy, is 10 nomy tne innuiuiu ui tenant, where such rank growth is permitted, to cut such weeds. Then if the weeds , are not cut, a man Aai.IiI Iia el iit niifirt wAAflR and BIIVWU. o vw . ' the expense be charged up against the place, to be collected as taxes. But fully as bad, either from the standpoint of looks or- health, as is a rank growth of weeds along the sidewalks, is an impenetrable thicket of weeds on vacant lots. The Times is sorry to note that several lots about town have been neglected in not hav : lu. f n ii .a in ffrAnnna' Rome- thing of value to mankind, in this great crisis of tho world's history. That is bad, to say the least. But it is far worse when such neglected lots are again neglected -and a great crop of weeds are permitted to thrivs thereon. Such weeds will now soon be maturing, and enough weed seed can be produced in one small lot to seed tne entire crave uhu men un IS THE LABORER NOT WORTHY OF HIS HIRE ? Treatment of Workmen in Lead Belt by - Mine Owners Appears to Deny This Biblical Quotation Auto Accident Ernest Knopf and his sister-in-law, Miss Ethel Vaughan, met with a very unusual accident last Saturday while motoring to St. Louis in Mr. Knopf s car. When twenty-eight miles out of St. Louis the machine had a double blow-out, and in some manner the car turned over three times over a steep embankment. Remarkable as it may appear, both occupants of the car es caped alive, though Mr. Knopfs back w a spverelv wrenched, while Miss Vo.in.ViQn Hnatained onlv minor m- r juries n.l- f., waalrs rirAVinnfi to this V.. omo dnv nf the week RWHlWki W.i ------ . and at practically the same hour, Mr. 1.:- lV. arxA arm. which WCrC horribly crushed whie working with his Bread roller in nis uanorj. having refused aDsoiuteiy to the arm to be amputated, which his physicians had insisted upon, that frightful injury was apparently rap idly and splendidly healing, and his mission to St. Louis last Saturday was to have an examination of his arm made by a bone specialist, as it was feared that there may be some loose slivers of bone in ine injureu This may account for the accident, ns i occu ------ T . ..imliio TVin nwners of all vacant ! H,i.:iA 4V.au v.avfl ns vot not been compelled to utilize them for valuable products, should be forced to Keep such lots clear of weeds and litter of all kinds. tu. Tim.. Vnnaa thnt evervone will give the ladies every possible aid and assistance in their laudable work of keeping Farmington the best little city in the entire State in which to reside-and here is no doubt that ev ery wal good citizen will do so, both willingly and gladly. Mr. Knopf could only use his loft hand in driving the car, while Miss Vaughan had little or no experience in driving a car. - The fact that Mrs. Knopf heard nothing of the accident until Monday afternoon, when , Mr. Knopf tele faw particulars. inm- 4haf nrhani hlfl lnluneB 1.1 more serious than he indicated. At .ntA rha mwwi wiTfl is mcnneu w buy w vv et-"- - - , , that view of the case. And the fact. that the car turned over tnree times while taking that! frightful plunge would indicate that perhaps Mr. Knopf held some information back. There will be an ice cream social at the Christian church at Libertyville next Saturday night, July 13th. Ono- u.Jn mill htk rlnnntpn to the UUU "in . 7, . . Kea iross. &veiiuji "' come and neip a wormy cu. Suicide Bug Still Prevalent Lloyd Silvey, a 14-year-old youth, ii. .;nn. in ihm Mai-Wfii-t hotel buildine. ' on Ear, Columbia street, made an at Jtempt'u suicide about 1 o'clock laK Saturday afternoon at nis noma, iv . i,t hia niHor hrnlher. William. who is a chauffeur, and the principal support or motner, sister anu mvyu, A fnA vnnnirpr hrnthftr to make an auto drive to Ste. Genevieve, while 1 1 !!. I., Ui in tne young man iiau ii. in mo w drive to Iron Mountain. MONARCH THEATRE MONDAY and TUESDAY, JULY 15 and 16 Adolph Zukor presents MAETERLINCK'S 66FTH heBMeB 99 Directed by Maurice Tourner Scenario by Charles Maigne An Artcraft Picture A Mighty "Spectacle of Happiness! A thousand smiles! A thousand sobs! A thousand beautiful scenes ! 11.15 W uvii ... A ni nnmT Wnl-nH nnHfiPIl between tho brothers, and Lloyd got possession nf n revolver in some manner and shot himself in the abdomen, not per forating the bowels, the bullet passing through his Doay ana luugmK m i" door to their apartments. The boy was hurried to the Bonne Terre Hos pital for treatment. -It is reported that the wound is not serious, anu vnm he is recovering rapidly. In explanation of his foolhardy act, Lloyd says that his brother made him I A..,.A..'iirin .i mo immHuiru mUU, MHU m.-viuiii& w y i .rini;t,Vi raianninfr suicide S'.- pcared to him to bo the best antidote possible, not oniy to jjuiubh u ex acting brother, who was so overbear- 4a .iran4- Vlim 1 mnlfA A dHve. 1! 1 HO W nun. ...... , whereby he might earn something to assist William m his unequal ngnt iui a livlihood lor tne iamuy, unu nvin. same time afford his wounded leel- Lloyd returned Wedneday from the i i Dnnna Trtrro nnrl ia ncain on the streets, as usual, apparently . . 1 1 -II . . . tnll. ncne tne worse ior tne an-eini his own life. His friends hope, how ever, thnt his view of the future has cleared somewhat and that he now sees more in life than a mumy vision that causes him to take his own life. The wife of Jim Cayce (colored) seemingly tried to committ suicide lust Saturday night in her home in the west end of town. Jim found his wife lying in the coal shed with a one- ounce vip.l, labeled carDouc acia, lay ing on her chest. The doctor was summoned but lound no evwence ot her having drank carbolic acid. Some MiirllntnA km. a4miniatar0d and the 1I1U11111V " UO ."'''' next day the would-be-suicide was as well as ever, 'ihere is uouot wnemer one Mrs. Cavce drank the carbolic acid or not. ,. A photodrama that will put new courage into Amerr ica's hearty the sort of a play that lifts dark thoughts "5 . S , u SPECIAL MUSIC Admission: Children 15c, Adults 25c ::&Qneshow only each night beginning at 8:30. ; There is still a widespread feeling of discontent among the miners and all workers in and about the mines throughout the Lead Belt In fact since tho price of lead begun to Boar two or three years ago, accom panied by soaring advances in the cost of living, there never has been any measure of content among the woru irig people of the St. Francois county mining district. The reason for such discontent is verv evident. Wages of tho work men in and about the mines have nev er kept pace with the price of lead, nor with the price of living. But af ter the trouble arising from the re volt In tho Lead Belt last year, onolntit fVin nrofftroTlrA no often in evidence for foreign labor, the work men mere nave neiu vneir pence mm suffored in silence. Not until this week has any action been taken to relieve the stressful conditions among workmon in that district, when th-a following dodger was distributed for a meeting last night to try and gst relief from the present grind: 00000000000 0 o o 0 MASS MEETING 0 0 0 O All man working and about O 0 the mines are requested to 0 0 meet at the Woodman Hall, 0 r viai Q;,.a Mn ThnraHav. O O July 11, 1918. The object of 0 O the meeting is to discuss the 0 O question of asking for an in- 0 O crease in wages. 0 O At the present wage we find 0 O it impossible to exist, and do U 0 our duty in supporting our O 0 Government by tho purchase of O 0 Liberty Bonds, Thrift Stamps U O and meeting our obligate '. O O the Bed Cross, etc.; and with . O 0 winter coming on with its at- O O tendant increase in me ai- v O ready high cost of living, it O O becomes necessary for ua to O O The Company tarahdwH liV. t) n diqrmnitinn to increase our ' O O wages; consequently it be- 0 O comes necessary that we make 0 O our demands, but before doing O O so we must get together and 0 O determine just what we must 0 o kaiia TVirtM it tViov rnfiisw to O 0 give what is justly due us, we 0 O will take our case to the War 0 O Labor Board and let them ad- O O just the matter. O O Now, men, those who be- 0 O lieve that we should have moro O O money be sure to attend wis w O meetmgi DO not De a BiacKer u O and wait for the other fellow O O " to do the work. O O A speaker will be present u 0 who will explain the policy of 0 0 the War Labor Board. O O Remember tho date and De u O on time. 0 O Committee of Miners. 0 0 BUY W. S. S. - O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O 0 0 O 0 man in tViA TaoH Rolf KflVA na ide of going out on strike, so long as there is any chance for them to get relief, either from the mine operators, or as i . nit. - rtV . . i i a nnai resort, n ina nines uu iiwii informed, the leaders propose to sub mit their case to tho Government War Labor board, where tne trouoie win certainly be adjusted to the satisfac tion of the miners, regardless of what may oe tne auituae oi tne mine own ers. It is entirely beyond the power of The Times to discern any reason why the wages of all mine workers should not be on a par with the greatly in creased cost of living, and yet it ii very plain to see that there is a very wide difference .between the two scales. The enormous advance in the price of lead in the past three yeirs, which price still continues compara tively steady, has absolutely no coun terpart in the wagos that the mine . i t j ; worKmen nave Deen arawingv uv any time during that period. And yet. ..Inw tlm naat nafl. iVlA W OTP a nf HlA uuiitig Mil, iaa jv' , 0 - workmen have suffered a very mater ial reduction Dy naving an minuses cut off. The method of the mine operators, in holding down, and even in reduc ing the wages of their workmen, at this time, of all times, certainly strongly savors to profiteering. The idea of their not only absorbing the last cent of profit' from their product, but even encroaching upon their nrn.Vmnn fn tVia lflllt. HlYlT) of blood they can spare and continue to work, does not at all smack of Americanism Just what action was taken at last night's meeting -Tho Times was un able to learn, before going to press. It is known, however, that the work- snd undented Ameri canism, without tincture of suspicion or pro-uorman tonaencien. it u not even smack of fair dealing, much less of patriotism. Is the laborer worthy of his hire? At least since 1 1. tl ... .tinJmBtf nrngnaffa tit WA1 appeared on the horizon, the actions of the mine operators nave oeen calcu lated to deny such Biblical injunction. Tk aMa.Ha.vAn.Avit l9 tViA miflAJI flAVA 1UB HlAHAKCllWlll. .. . " appeared to be absolutely destitute of heart or soui. i nis u a urns ior Hu man treatment of human beings. AaV.- ininw ITn fn within the .lliu.in.1 v ' r " " " .fjist few montii i was practically impossible for American boys to get jobs in the mines. Now they cannot only secure places to work, but young Americans are eagerly sought for work in the mines. Nor is the reason for this far removed. The foreigner, who has always been the special pet of the companies throughout the Lead nu Vnva in, anmn timn nast been going to other fields, whero wages are better, since tney nave Become to look after their own best interests. Their going has caused a scarcity of workmen in the Lead Belt, hence the determination oi tne companies to 7 and get along with the more intelli gent American laborer. But "tho worm will turn" when pressed too far. And so will tha American laborer. The bonuses for merly paid to satisfy tho foreigner have Dcen loppea on, nutwiuiaiaimiris the constantly increasing cufc m jiv ing. There will bo no strike, as strikes are always an expensive lux ury, but there must be a raising of the wage scale throughout the Lead Belt. If the operators fail to give this necessary relief, then tho govern mental authorities will be called upon to supply the remedy. HOME MAKERS TO ORGANIZE Miu -Surah ' Patit. of Columbia. State Home Demonstration Leader, will be in Farmington July 25th, at 2 p. m., at the High School auditorium, for tho purpose of organizing the W oman- yivision 01 tne r arm ju- aan VUiu wAflr u atartjkd Home time ago by Miss Anthony, of Colum bia, out nnai organization nas ueeu delayed. ' , The County Court has co-operated and given financial support in this movement, wnicn gives 10 me wumeu of St. Francois county a permanent woman worker, who will, in various ways, greatly assist them in meeting the war problems that come to them 4 Via . Ill Ml. UW'U.I y' ' ' " This work comes from the Govern ment, through the Women's CouncU P n.fQnD. ..J it 4a nnrn) thnt tttOTV woman throughout the county,1 who pledges membership to the organiza inn mtnnA thin mAAtinP. MlSS Pent Knife Dull? ft i.nt a Itaimi mAam mi vmir knifa or at pair of (hears bring it to our (tore the week of JULY 22nd, and it will be sharpened FREE OF CHARGE on a LUTHER GRINDER Also a complete Line of Hand, Foot and Power Machines, will be dem- onstrated by a Factory ' Representative who will give ."a Special Intro ductory Offer AA of Week Binning Monday, July 22nd, at' :f H, C. Mell Hardware Store Hoiuetold Grinder ACtaJcanWorkh is .anicious to meet the Women work erS. . ,. , .