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FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI.
IDEAL FARM LANDS
Minnesota Man at Last Found
What He Sought.
n Condensed News Items
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
Captain Lafon, a French aviator of
Lo Bourgot, north of Paris, will at
tempt to make a daylight flight to
St. Louis chauffeurs are to be tested
for sight and hearing lp- Director of
Streets and Sewers Talbert
Without a record vote, tho senate
passed the bill of Senator Cummins,
Republican, of Iowa, amending the
railroad control act so as to restore
the rate-making powers of tho inter
state commerce commission. Tho
measure now goes to the house.
Attorney General Palmer has asked
congress for a special half-mlllion-dol-lar
appropriation to carry on tho hunt
for anarchists, bomb throwers and en
emies of law and order.
Victor Berger's right to sit in tho
houso of representatives while under
A 20-year sentence for violation of
tho espionage act was brought to an
Issue before the houso elections com
mittee. Senators Borah and Kenyan have an
nounced that Senator Hiram Johnson
of California Is the candidate of sen
ate progressive leaders for the Re
publican presidential nomination in
New plans to rid the country of un
desirable aliens will be proposed in
-a bill prepared by Senator Sclilen P.
Spencer of St. Louis.
Tho senate foreign relations commit
tee ha3 subpoenaed J. P. Morgan,
Prank A. Vandorlip and other big New
York bankers as witnesses in tho in
vestigation of tho "treaty leak."
Tho embargo against the exportation
and Importation of gold was removed
"by President Wilson on recommenda
tion of the federal reserve board.
The senate has' demanded the text
of the peace treaty, "if not incompat
ible with the public interest."
General March has announced that
all of original Archangel expedition
will have sailed for home within two
Under a total appropriation bill of
3809,197,000, the army's strength will
"bo 422,149; the navy reduced to 175,
Three armed robbers held up tho
Meramec Trust Company of St. Louis
and shot two policemen. Money was
recovered aud two of robbers captured.
Oscar Brlcker, pilot of the airplane
accompanying trucks on tour in Mis
sourl and Illinois, fell and was burned
to death when tank exploded near
Recruiting of 5,000 American sol
diers of Lithuanian blood will bo start
led Immediately throughout the United
States, it was announced by, officials
of the Lithuanian national convention,
which met in Chicago.
A plan for the formation of a $1,000,
000 corporation to build homes for
sale on time payments to "honest and
trustworthy men working fpr wages
or, salaries" was approved at a joint
meeting of the St. Louis Chamber of
Commerce and the Commercial Club.
President Kononkamp declares the
telegraphers' strike will be won if
it is necessary to call out brokers' and
leased wire operators, including tho
press association operators. Some
press associations have contracts with
their operators expiring July 1.
Henry P. Davison of Morgan Bank
ing Company brought a copy of treaty
,to America, showed it to Elihu Root
and Senator Lodge; In consequence
they were cited to appear before sea
All children found' on the streets of
East. St. Louis after 9 o'clock at
night will be arrested and taken to
,police headquarters, their parents sent
lor and an explanation demanded.
Tho Trans-Mississippi Master Ba
"kers' Association, in convention at St
.Louis, went on record as favoring na
tional advertising to increase consump
tion of bakers' bread.
A bill appropriating $27,000, with
twhlch to reimburse persons who con
Itrlbuted to a prosecution fund grow
ing out or tho East St. Louis race riot,
was passed by tho house and goes to
tho scnato at Springfield, 111.
American officers at Coblenz, it bo-
tcame known hero, havo refused to dls
jplay posters advertising tho Rhenish
(report sent them by French officers,
Tho Americans received a bundlo of
tthe posters from the French.
Tho full text of tho treaty of peace
with tho central powers has been
ibrought to this country by Frazler
'Hunt, a correspondent of the Chicago
;Trlbuno, and la being syndicated to
newspapers in tins country in copy
righted sections. f
Preparations aro being made at At
lantic City, N. J., for the start and fin
lab. of soven trans-Atlantic Jlights by
,as many different types of planes. Tnia
was learned when plans for special
hangars to houso tho aircraft wero tak
n up by tho board of engineers afflllat
ed with tho field.
Tho Illinois houso has voted, 102 to
1. for a constitutional convention on
January 6, 1920.
Warning that If a stable government
Is not established In Russia, Germany
will utilize Russian resources and man
power and again become a gTeat men
ace to tho people of Europe, Is given
by David R. Francis, at Rye Beach,
President Wilson unquestionably be
lieves his continued presence in Paris
is noccssary to hold the peace nego
tiations together, but his lieutenants
are assuredly letting the situation In
Washington got away from them.
A committee representing tho Uni
versity of Praguo conferred on Presi
dent Wilson the degree of "doctor and
The Rev. V. X. Eugene A. Magevncy,
S. J., one of the most widely known
Jesuits in this section of the United
States, died suddenly of apoplexy at
St. Stanislaus House of Retreat, near
Captain Alcock, St. John's, N. F.,
will attempt trans-Atlantic flight in a
Rev. E. M. Morey, an American
Presbyterian missionary, was sen
tenced to six months' penal servitude
for sheltering Korean agitators.
Miss Jane Jeffry, American Red
Cross nurse, will be awarded the D.
S. C. for bravery In action.
Immediate resumption of the govern
ment's building program is the only
Immediate solution of tho problems of
high rents, unemployment and stag
nant building material markets, do
clare union leaders attending the con
vention of the American Federation of
Labor at Atlantic City, N. J.
The Federal Telegraph Co., opcrat
ing combination land and lines wire
less on Pacific coast, havo met tho
telegraphers' demands In anticipation
of a strike.
Members of the group of Industrial
Workers of the World, who havo been
In Jail at Wichita, Kan., for more than
a year awaiting trial, were released
and immediately reindicted.
Five hundred and fifty labor leaders
from all parts of tho nation assembled
at Atlantic City, N. J for the 39th an
nual conyention of tho American Fed
eration of labor.
An official order for the commercial
telegraphers of St. Louis, employed by
tho Western Union and Postal com
panies, to quit their jobs on a strike
at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, was
received by Robert F. (Wise, president
of the St. Louis district council.
A credit of $10,000,000 in favor of
Italy was announced by the U. S.
treasury, making a total of $1,581,500,
000 for that country and a total of $9,
390,219,124 for the allies.
Tho French minister to Blegrade has
informed tho Belgrade government
that France has officially recognized
tho Serblan-Croatian-Sloveniau state.
E. M. House, ono of the United
States peace delegates, has beer
asked to investigate tho disappearance!
of Robert Minor, a newspaper corres
pondent and cartoonist, who was tak
en from his hotel in Paris, presumably
by French officials.
Hair tonic has leaped in favor aa
a drink in Ponce, Porto Rico. In one
week more than 4,350 bottles of a
kind manufactured by a local firm
under a formula registered with the
insular government was sold in that
Orders to "resist to the death" all
efforts of the Japancso to collect taxes
and to ignore Japanese courts and po
lico orders havo been promulgated
throughout Korea by tho Korean pro
A manufacturer in Seward, Alaska,
Is making a substitute for leather out
of shark skins.
Great Britain cannot take any action
wheih would mean tho disruption of
the Union of South Africa. This was
the answer given to the deputation of
South Africa Nationalist party.
Mathlas Erzborger, head of tho Ger
man army commission, according to
tho Deutsches Tagcs Zeitung of Berlin,
i3 preparing a memorandum which,
after discussing tho peaco terms, ad
vocates signing tho treaty.
A new altitude record for women
aviators in Franco was mado at Issy-Les-Moullncaux,
when Baroness La
Roche ascended to 3,900 meters (12,
869 feat). The time consumed in mak
ing tho flight was ono hour and forty
Gordon Ross of Buenos Aires, be-
llovcs England has advantage in South
American trade. He suggests cata
logs sent should bo published In Ian.
guago of the people
Tho American delegation decided
not to authorize publication of peace
treaty until it Is signed.
American business men and well-to-do
Mexicans have moved with their
valuables to El Paso from Juarez,
Mex., which is threatened by an at
tack from tho rebels under Gen. FeliJe
1 German llnancinl delegates after a meeting with allied representatives In Versailles. 2 Anti-Wilson demon
stration In Rome over tho Flume question. 3 French child at the cntranco of her subterranean homo In the ruined
district of France.
Relief Goes On
After War Ends
lVork With American Expedition
ary Forces to Continue
for Some Time.
EFFORTS ARE CO-ORDINATED
One War Worker for Every 150 Men
and One Hut'Operated for Every
900 Men Headquarters Inau
gurates New Plan.
Paris. Although the tumult nnd the
Shouting have died over here, nnd the
captains, having assisted in effecting
Ihe exit of the kings, are themselves
beginning to depart, the American pro
gram of war work with the American
expeditionary forces "carries on"
ivith Increased resources nnd effectlve
oess. The other day tho American expedi
tionary forces took stock of the agen
cies from the homeland that aro serv
ing the doughboy. The stock-taking
ivns preliminary to the newly Institut
ed general headquarters program for
co-ordinating the work of these agen
cies to tho best advantage of the men.
A.nd the results aro Illuminating. With
approximately 1,500,000 doughboys still
In France and occupied Germany, there
Is now ono American war worker over
here for every lfiO men and ono hut
operated by an American war work
organization for every 000 men. The
totals as given In tho resume for all
'lie war agencies, exclusive of the
American Red Cross, lire 9.018 men,
and women workers nnd 1,050 huts.
Of the total number of workers, 8,350
are representatives of the Young Men's
Christian association, leaving the over
seas war work strength of nil other
organizations at 1.20S. Of the total
umber of huts, 1,507 nre operated by
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion, and the remainder. 149 by all
other war work agencies.
Tho stock taking showed that every
ono of the American agencies has In
creased its personnel In tho five
months since the signing of tho ar
mistice tho Young Men's Christian as
sociation, for Instance, having added
T20 workers to Its strength.
With these resources at hand the
general staff of tho American expe
lltlonary forces hns undertaken to su
pervise and regulate the service given
lo soldiers by the auxiliary organiza
tions. General welfare officers aro to
bo nppolntcd, ono to each combat divi
sion, each similar unit of tho service
of supplies nnd each higher headquar
ters. Their duties will be to supervise
Ammonia Guns Turned
on "Rum Detectives"
Kcnnebunk, Mo. Residents of
York county who have been
shocked by the Introduction of
ammonia pistols into tho rum
traffic, Deputy Sheriff Perley D.
Groenlenf of this town being
shot up when he attempted to
hold up a touring cross-state
car, nro reminded by old-timers
that ammonia Is not n new
fangled weapon. He Is not the
first York county officer to bo
overpowered by these fumes and
turned from his official duties.
Tho other Instances occurred
at Saeo, It is recalled, when a
raiding officer attempted to
catch a certain drug store with
tho goods. As the officer en
tered through a back window
there was n immediate "gas at
tack" launched In tho form of m
bottlo of ammonia from a handy
shelf in tho back shop. It did
Its work effectively, anil that
was the end of that raid.
athletic nnd amusement programs ; de
termine the proper disposition of huts,
restaurants nnd entertainment halls;
recommend readjustments where rec
reational facilities are Inadequate or
where there is .duplication of effort,
and to notify war work agencies of tho
location of all units. They will decide
whether there aro too many or too
few war workers In their territories
and where necessary, will obtain de
tails of non-commissioned officers and
men to aid the war workers.
The welfare officers will havo Juris
diction over free distribution of food
and supplies by the various war work
The Young Men's Chrlstinn associa
tion, which is operating 1,000 huts in
Franco, is said to have expended half
tho amount which will be nvnllablo to
It for use In France. It hns operated
the canteen service nt n loss. With
tho army taking over tho canteen
service, however, the expenses of tho
Young Men's Christian association will
Some Idea of the expenditure made
No Wrangling of Counsel Allowed
and Sentences Generally
CASES TRIED WITHOUT JURY
Many Unusual Points of Difference
Between American Tribunals and
Their Counterparts In Japan
Minor Cases to Police.
Tokyo. A Japanese criminal court
Is almost as difficult to get Into as a
spectator as It is difficult to get out of
as a prisoner, but there nro enough un
usual points of difference between
American tribunals and their counter
parts In Japan to make at least one
visit instructive, if not profitable.
Criminal trials in Japan nro public,
but not blatantly so. and Idle curi
osity Is not encouraged. To be per
mitted to even enter the grounds sur
rounding the court buildings one must
secure the formal permission of tho
stern police official at tho gate, and
that permission Is only secured through
the presentation of some good reason
why the solicitor should be permitted
Once past tho guardian of tho gate,
however, one may proceed Into the
J courtroom itself without trouble, pro
vided always that ho removes his hat
immediately he enters the building, re
moves his overcoat, If he happens to
be wearing one, walks quietly and
holds his remnrks and questions down
to a faint whisper. In tho main court
house In Tokyo, which houses tho su
preme court nnd the various local
courts, corresponding to the American
circuit courts, the corridors aro lined
during the session by be-sworded gen
darmes, between the rows of which the
one with' business before the judges
warily walks. No chance Is lost to
Impress upon everyone tho fact that
the dignity of the law in Japan Is
something which must not bo trifled
Minor Cases to Police.
Ordinary police court cases In Japan
are disposed of In tho police stations
themselves and the police Inspectors
In charge have the power to exercise
a wide discretion. Ordinary drunks,
of whom there are very few consider
ing that almost every cqrucr grocery
store and every tea hruso and restau
rant sells Intoxicants, and there are
snki shops every hundred yards on al
for war work In tho period which,
passed with the Institution of tho pro--gram
of co-ordination Is shown In, the
record of the Young Men's Christian
association. Tills organization had In
veste'd $4,500,000 In overseas huts and
their equipment up to tho first of tho
yenr, with an average maintenance
cost of more than $70,000 a month.
It gave away in combat areas from last
May to the end of November goods
valued at more than $700,000, nnd Its
Christmas gifts to the doughboys last
year represented a value of noro than
$500,000. Its loss in the operation of
canteens, done on borrowed capital,
was $000,000. It has expended $1,750,
000 for sporting goods for free use of
tho soldiers. It lias leased and operat
ed .'57 chocolate and biscuit factories
and seven sawmills In Frnnco to mecti
the needs of the work. It has dls
trlbuted more than $2,000,000 worth ol
books, literature and Bibles free to thii
soldiers. The entertainment bill of the
Young Men's Christian association
overseas for tho last six months had
increased to $400,000 a month In Feb
ruary. In three months after thetf sign
ing of the nrnilstlce it gave 11,181
moving picture presentations, repre
senting an aggregate of 83,0S5,0O0 feet
of film. The Young Men's Christian
association has transmitted free of
charge for the soldiers up to April 5
of this yenr 312,310 remittances to tho
value of $18,027,707.05.
most every street, nre simply kept
long enough to sober up and aro dis
charged with a stern warning.
Once ho lias been sent to headquar
ters a prisoner's troubles commence.
As n preliminary to all else ho Is pho
tographed and finger printed, n de
cided reversal of the American prin
ciple, which bars a man from tho
rogues' gallery until he hns been con
victed of a felony. Front the photo
graph room nnd the ink pad the pris
oner passes on for his "examination,"
a legalized third degree, held in an un
derground room, where, without bene
fit of counsel, he Is sweated, perhaps
for several-days in succession.
Then after waiting his turn the pris
oner goes to tho local court, where ho
faces a bench of usually four judges,
one of whom is head judge and who
does all the questioning of the wit
nesses. On the bench also sits tho
prosecuting lawyer, with tho lawyer
for the defense occupying a desk aud
seat Immediately facing tho head
Everything Is solemn, everything Is
decorous and, without a jury to Im
press, there are none of those lliglits
of oratory with which the American
lawyers call upon heaven to witness
either tho scandalous nature of tho
prisoner's crime or the halo of Inno
cenco so plain to tho attorney for tho
defense. Tho prisoners sit In a pris
oners' box until their case Is called,
when they stand one by ono before tho
judges nnd nro polished oft In rapid
Handling of Prisoners.
Tho handling of the prisoners Is pnro
Japanese, however. Delivered nt tho
courthouse for trial, the prisoners aro
marched from tho police wagon In
single file handcuffed and tied togeth
er by a stout rope that circles each
mon's waist and Is twisted through his
Tho most unusual feature of all to a
stranger Is the fact that each prisoner
has his head covered by a wicker
mask, more like an Inverted waste
paper basket than anything else, tho
object of which is to prevent recogni
tion of the prisoner, to penult iilm to
hide his shnme under the disguise and,
very possibly, to prevent the whole
file from making a bolt for liberty.
The sight of a prisoner so arrayed Is
ghastly, the mask bringing up the sug
gestion of the hangman's cap. Onco
In tho prisoners' bine, however, tho
masks nro removed, while the prison
ers sit with deeply bowed heads in ai
nttltiulo of the utmost humility.
Japanese courts have tho name of
being fair and tho bench Is honest
. . , (
After Long Search, the Wondroue
Productiveness of Western Canada
Was Pointed Out, and Ho
Is Going There.
He farmed for n number of years
near WIndom, Mlnnesotn, and ns Mr.
O. S. Marcy told It, he had done well.
Ho had mado sufficient money to sea
him and his wife through their re.
"But there were the boys," said Mrs.
Marcy, "and six at them, too some of
the six not yet back from 'overseas.
Yes, we nro proud of them," the fond
mother said, "but, oh I my, we had no
girl,- nnd she bemoaned that. These
boys hnd to be looked after. "Why not
settle them about you In your own
neighborhood? You have good land
there, splendid neighbors, nnd every
thing that might be desired."
"Yes, that Is all true," replied this
estimable lady, "but the land Is so
high-priced we couldn't afford to buy
there, although worth every cent
asked for it. You see we hnve six
boys, and they nre good one, too."
So, ono day, three years ago, Mr. and
Mrs. Marcy rigged up the automobile
for a touring trip. They wanted to In
vestigate for the boys benefit. Tho
Journey lasted for a year. It took
them through Arizona with Its varleft
scenery, Its climatic nnd agricultural
attractions; Into the canyons of Colo
rado they went, and the agricultural
possibilities there aroused a lorge
amount of Interest. Still undecided,
down Into he vnlleys of California the
automobile went. Fruit orchards wero
plentiful, grain fields were attractive,
but the psychological time had not ar
rived. Reversing their way, they
passed through Washington, Oregon
and Montana aud home. A year's Jour
ney and no results. "Oh, yes," Mr.
Marcy said, "we had a delightful time,
enjoyed It all but the day and night up
In Colorado, when we were held up by;
a wonderful snowstorm; we and six
others. Planking the snow embank
ment, we enme through safely, If a
It was Interesting to hear these peo
ple talk. Their practical minds showed
that they had not lacked opportunities
for observation. They could not find
what they wanted for the boys. When
he was between twenty and twenty
five years of age, Mr. Marcy pictured
to himself the kind of a home he
wanted. lie reared a family of boys
and had yet to find such n place. His
year's journey had been fruitless In
that respect. S
One day he decided he would try
what Western Canada could do. He
had read of It, and he had friends
'there who had done well. lie toured
the provinces of Mnnltobn, Saskatche
wan and Alberta. He saw the vast
prairies, yielding their twenty nnd
twenty-five, r.nd as high as forty bush
els of wheat, with enormous yields of
other grains. Tho north central coun
try, which afforded the grass and the
shelter that made stock-raising a val
uable adjunct to tho growing of grain,
was visited, Interviews were had with
the settlers, many from his own home
district, and all were satisfied.
Only the other day he arranged for
a car In which he will load his effects
to be taken to the Alberta farm he had
purchased when on his visit. Mrs.
Marcy goes with him, and the six boys
will follow. Ho found the place he
had pictured In his mind when he was
twenty or twenty-five years old. "I
was unable to find it until I made my
Western Canada visit. I bought the
farm, and I am satisfied. When I saw
a carload of four-year-old steers
brought Into tho Edmonton market,
weighing 1,700 pounds, that had never
been Inside a building nor fed n bit of
grain, I was glad I had made up my
Fat and Oil Production.
The production of the animal fats,
exclusive of butterfat, equal to but 70
per cent of the vegetable oil output of
tho United States in 1012, rose In 1017
to nearly SO per cent. Including but
ter, In 1912 the quantity of animal
fats was approximately twice as great
a.s that of vegetablo oils, while In 1017
the production of the two classes of
fats nnd oils was nearly the same.
T Drive Oat Malaria
" And Build Cp The System
Take the Old Standard OROVES TASTE
LESS chill TONIC. You know wkat you
are t akin sr. as the formula la prlnte on
every lab?!, showlnir It la QUININE and
IRON in tasteless form. The Quinine drives
out the malaria, ihe Iron builds up the
system, Trice 60c.
Tho method of pressing Amerlcnn
cottonseed oil Is typical of the way
hot-pressed oils aro made, and tho ma
chinery and processes used In the pro
luctlon of this oil In tho United States
aro superior to those of any other
country. Plants of American design
and construction nre In operation In
Europe, Asia Minor. India and China.
Could Be Remedied.
Ono day little Jack did not wish to
pick up his block's. Ills mother said:
"Why, Jack, If you don't pick them
up It will break your mamma's heart."
Hut with a quick replyji.Tack snld:
"Oh, manimn, then I'll get n string
nd tie It up."
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"2 Drops" After the Movies. Motoring or Colt
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