Newspaper Page Text
FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI.
Condensed News Items
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
KfHiiKlwui County, III., for the first
time since It was orKimlzud In lS."il,
went Itenubllciin with the .single excep
tion of state's attorney.
Congressman A. .1. Volstead, of the
7tli Minnesota District, author of the
jirohlhitlun enforcement act, 'has been
re-elected on the Iteiiuhllcun ticket
lifter n close fight.
More house-wrecking and building
contractors Jippeured at a hearing of
the Joint legislative committee Investi
gating the "building trust" and testi
fied to the. payment of more than .fll,
O00 to ltolcrt 1. Hrlnilell, president of
the Now York Uulldlng Trades Council,
jind his walking delegates, for the privi
lege of getting jobs and using union
men on the work.
Nine alleged members of the so
called "outlaw" Chicago Yardmen's As
sociation were Indicted by a federal
Krand Jury, It was announced at Chi
cago, after service had been made on
the accused men. They are : Daniel W.
-Arbogast, Thomas McDermott, Oeorgo
"V. Henson, Charles Knsun, Ilichard
Cummlngs, Alfred Glllard. IJarney F.
Hymclskl, James F. Tobln and Kills
Albert Matthews, convicted In Kan
sas City a year ago of burglary and
sentenced to the penitentiary at Jeffer
son City, Mo., for four years, escaped
dressed In the garb of a "baker, and Is
still at large.
Earl T. Noble shot and killed his
wife, at Houston, Texr, and then prob
ably fatally wounded himself In the
Iiresence of their 11-year-old daughter.
Isaac 13. Ferguson, Chicago lawyer,
and Charles 15. Ituthenberg, of Cleve
land, were convicted of criminal an
archy by a Jury In the supreme court
of New York.
Mrs. E. A. Franks, owner of an
apartment house at Chicago, has
agreed to rebate approximately $10
on the October rent because the mild
weather has effected a saving In coal.
De Arniond Stewart, a federal prohi
bition enforcement officer, was arrest
ed at Kansas City in connection with
the shooting of Theodore V. Hope, u
watchman at a downtown building.
The ?8,500 country home of Oliver
"Wilson Cramer at Jackson, Mo., wus
destroyed by lire.
Twelve men were killed In an ex
plosion and tire nt the distributing
tower of the Niagara Falls I'ower Co.,
at North Tonawanda, N. Y.
Museum collectors who have ex
hibits they wish to present to the Stute
of Illinois are requested by the Mu
seum Hoard to communication with
officials at once.
August Marxhausen, 00, publisher of
the Detroit (Mich.) Abenpost, died
following an Illness of three months.
JIe succeeded his father, the lute Au
gust Murxhuusen, as publisher of the
.Abenpost several years ago.
Frank Fleck, 70, believed to have
lieen America's last survivor of Cus
ter's band of Indian lighters, was killed
3y an automobile on a suburban road
Engineer James V. Toole and Wll
11am M. Tuell and Trainman William
AV. Schultz, all of Auburn, were killed
Jn a freight wreck In the Lehigh Val
ley yards, Auburn, N. Y.
Jack Dempsey, world's heaveywelght
champion, announced at Montreal, Can.,
that he had agreed to a 10-round bout
with Jess Wlllurd, former world's
champion, to take place next, March 17,
J. Ogden Armour, president of
Armour & Co., meat packers, and F.
ICdson White, vice-president of the
company, pleaded not guilty to an ln
dlctment charging profiteering In vlo
i-itlou of the Lever act before Judge
John G. Knox In the United States
District Court at New York.
One hundred and fifty miners were
rescued from the Crescent mine near
1'eorla, III., after fire had trapped them
tor more than an hour.
The cabinet of Premier Delacroix at
Brussels resigned, M. Delacroix deliver
lng the resignation to King Albert on
the King's return to Brussels after his
visit to Brazil.
United States District Judge Jacob
Trlcbcr, at Little Hock, Ark., Instruct
ed the federul grand jury to bring In
dictments against all corporations In
the district found to have contributed
to political campaign funds.
Eleven Chinese members of the crew
of the Ilrltlsh steamship Elmleaf were
wounded nt New Orleans, La.,, when
guards resorted to pistol lire to quell
u mutiny aboard the vessel.
l'rlvate operation of the railroads
for the first six months after the end
of federal control will cost the federal
government a total of $050,000,000, uc-
cording to figures made public at
Wuahlngton by the Interstate Com
Two Ilrltlsh stenmshlps, the steel
prows of which wroto history during
the world war, entered the port of
Galveston, Tex., the same day recently.
James II. Gary, postmaster general
tinder McKlnley, died at Baltimore,
tMd. Gary was a leader In Rcpukllcun
politics In Maryland.
Count I'rltno Mngrl, second lnisbnnd
of Mrs. Tom Thumb and himself a
famous dwarf, died at a hospital at
Mlddleboro, Mass., after an Illness of
two weeks. He was 71 years of ngc.
Miss Mary Nolan, -." years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. 15. Nolan,
of Mil N. 24th street, East St. Louis.
was decapitated by a Terminal switch
engine at 21st and St. Louis avenues.
C. C. Hlggins, of Sprlnglleld, Mo.,
superintendent of motive power for the
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad,
and Paul Penned, of Momott, Mo.,
were killed, and M. Houcher and A. C.
Newton were seriously Injured when
an extra freight train crashed Into
Hlggins' private car at Racine, Wis.
L. E. Tucker, commercial airplane
pilot of Riverside, Cal., was killed at
Los Angeles, Cal., wh.on his airplane
fell 200 feet. M. M. I.nngley, Los An
geles, n passenger, suffered a frac
Alderman D. A. Gordon of Fort Wil
liam, Ont., and Stanley Wlntermute,
a wealthy grain dealer, were drowned
when a launch In which they were rid
ing collided with n sand scow. Two
other occupants of the launch were
A westbound engine on the Hurling-
ton collided with a car at Downing,
Mo., seriously Injuring Charles Mor
gan, nuto Mealer, and wrecking the
car. The same engine collided with a
car driven by Jesse Ayres, a farmer,
at Lancaster, demolishing the car and
shllghtly Injuring hlmN
Gov. Perclval W. Clement, at Mont-
pelier, Vt., granted a full and uncondl
tlonal pardon to former Gov. Horace
F. Graham, who was sentenced in the
supreme court earlier In the day to
Imprisonment for live to eight years
for embezzlement of state funds while
he was state auditor.
Mnny thousands stood with bared
heads while thousands of ex-service
men pnraded at Chicago In tribute to
Lord Mayor Terrence MacSwIney.
Two negro boys playing near nn
Indian cemetery Just north of Okmul
gee, Oklu., found a mall pouch con
taining scores of letters, In some of
which were cheeks aggregating $200,00
William Jennings Bryan, In Chicago,
gave out a statement suggesting thut
"President Wilson should resign nt
once." "Now thut the American peo
ple have decisively declared against
the League of Nations, as written by
the President," said Bryan, "It would
seem desirable to carry out the verdict
Immediately. This can be easily done."
Henry White, former ambassador to
Italy and France and delegate to the
Versailles peace conference, was mar
rled at New York to Mrs. Emily Vutv
derbllt Sloane, widow of William
Douglas Sloane of this city and Lenox,
Mrs. Richard V. Mattlson, who was
married to the millionaire "asbestos
king" less than six months ago, Is htrl
ously 111 at her Ambler home nt Phila
delphia as the result .of an autoino
bile collision. Her right side Is pura
Affected by u feeling that the Repub'
llcan victory In the United Slates was
favorable to prohibition, national brew
erles stock at Montreal, Can., fell from
GO to 51Vj.
It Is announced that the construe
tlon of a railway connecting Belgrade
with the Adriatic port of Cattaro Is to
begin Immediately. The route was
suggested by Colonels Coe and Atwood
of an American technical mission. Har
bor lmprovement'work at Cattaro Is to
begin at the same time, says a Bel
Russian Bolshevik forces have begun
a violent offensive to wipe out the
armies commanded by General Wrnn
gel, head of the South Russian gov
ernment. The Bolshcvlkl have at
tacked at two points, crossing the
Dnieper River opposite Nikopol and
branching out from Khakovka.
Boys and girls up to 15 years of age
nre being fed free of charge In the Far
Eustern Republic of Siberia, says a
Verkhne Udlnsk dispatch to the Dulta
News Agency at Peking. Crops are
reported to be exceedingly good and
the cattle supply abundant.
A woman captain of an election dis
trict In Now York City Installed a
phonograph In her polling place to Jazz
things up when the voting was dull.
Deputy Lord Mayor O'Callaghan has
been selected lord mayor in succession
to the lute Terence MacSwIney, suys
a Cork report.
The latest summary of Scottish
liquor polls shows that 1-10 districts
have decided to make no change, 24
favor reduction of licenses and 18 will
go dry, says a London report.
The Dutch government has estab
lished a dead lino U00 yards wide
along the German border in an effort
to curb the smuggling which lias as
sumed tremendous proportions, particu
larly In foodstuffs und rubber going
Into Germany. Soldiers nre constant
ly on watch on the dead line, but In
spite of these measures the smuggling
REAL THRILL IN
20,000 FOOT DROP
Ucut. A. C. Hamilton Breaks All
Records for Parachute Leap
TAKES LIFE IN HIS HANDS
Through Miles of Cloud Floors to the
Earth Hanging to a Parachute
None the Worse for His Har.
New York-. All records for para
chute drops went to smash at Carl
Strom Held when Lieut. A. G. Ilnmli-
ton fell 20,000 feet through space In
the quick time of 12 minutes, better
ing by at least a thousand feet the
record for altitude made by Lieut. Wil
son In Texas. It might be noted, says
Air Service news letter, tlmt Lieut.
Hamilton Jumped; his method of leav
ing the plane was not a "drag off."
Hamilton, who has had quite a little
experience with parachutes, had re
marked upon henrlng of the previously
established record that be thought ho
could better It and last Friday the at
tempt was made. He went aloft In a
La Pere piloted by Lieut. P. II.
Downes. Downcs pushed on until an
altitude just short of 21,000 feet had
been reached when n miss In the motor
made It Impossible to continue higher.
At four miles above the earth the air
was biting cold.
Circling about for a glimpse of
earth through rifts In the cloud lloors,
the aviators described what they de
ducted to ho Dorr field, nine miles
cast of Carlstrom field. Judging the
speed of the wind and Its effect on
the chute during the drop, Lieut.
Downes moved west some two miles
and signaled for Lieut. Hamilton to
Right here mention might be mnde
of a circumstance which puts an ndded
thrill Into parachuting nt high alti
tudes and lends Interest to the estnb
llshmcnt of a new record. The para
chute used by aviators Is folded snug
ly Inside ,n pack curried on the back.
The operator steps off, allows himself
a couple of seconds to fall clear of
his machine, then pulls a wire depend
ing over his shoulder. This wire opens
the spring doors of the pack and re-
Parade of the American Legion
View of the parade of 20,000 members of tho American Legion through the
the second annual convention.
Given Medallions Commemora
tive of Their Service to Their
Fellows on Land and Sea.
PRESIDENT GETS FIRST ONE
Token Is Intended to Convey In Tan
glble Form the Appreciation of the
Churches Whose Chaplain Sons
Served In the War.
Washington. Kvery one of the great
and devoted company of chaplains in
tho army and navy during tho World
I war, who represented the 27 Protes
tant denominations united for service
In tho general war-time commission,
received n commemorative medallion
recently. This beautiful token Is In
tended to convey In tangible form the
;ntssngo of grateful appreciation from
tho churches to their chaplain sons
who were ready to give up everything,
even life Itself, for their fellows fight
lug on land and sen.
To President Wilson went tho first
,ono, and this wns followed by presen
tations to tho secretary of war, the
secretary of tho navy, lllshop C. II.
Brent, chief chaplain of the A. E. V.,
'Col. John T. Axton, chief chaplain of
the army, and Cant. John Q. Frazler,
The Jackies arc sleeping on the green, but the "green" in this ca.e Is not
the lawn or meadows, but the green of a pool table for the Navy club In New
York Is crowded with visiting Jackies.
leases a small pilot chuto some couple
of feet In diameter. This pilot sprint's
open automatically and ratchlng the
rush of air, draws the main chute from
the pack. In the top of the main
chute Is nn nutomatlc vent which,
opening to a width of live feet when
the big parasol first unfolds, gives the
nlr compressed within a chance to es
cape and lessens the danger of blow
ing the chute apart. When the fall
has been cheeked rubber springs or
shock-nbsorbers In the vent close It in
until but a small hole remains. At
the atmosphere pressure wherein most
parachute drops from ordinary alti
tudes are made the Sliced attained by
the operator In his couple of seconds
fall Is sutliclent to create enough pres
sure under the pilot chuto to cause It
when released to yank the big one
nt once from Its pack. Usually the op
erator is descending nt normal speed
after falling less than 200-feet.
Upon receiving his pilot's signal,
Hamilton climbed to the edge of the
cockpit, waved his hand and dropped
Into space. After the usual Interval
he pulled his release cord but Instead
of having his drop Immediately check
ed, ho fell a distance which was esti
mated by both him nnd Lieut. Downes
to be 2,000 feet before his parachute
snapped out and opened with a loud
report. Looking uloft he saw that the
chief f the chaplain's corps of the
This medallion Is of bronze, 2
Inches In diameter. It Is the realiza
tion of n suggestion made soon after
the armlstlco to tho executive commit
tee of tho general war-time commis
sion of the churches. The committee
approved the proposal and made It one
of the tasks committed to the general
committee on ariny and navy chaplains
whenthe general wur-tlme commission
dissolved. Tho design Is by Mrs. Laura
CJardln Frnscr of Now York, one of
tho best-known of American medalists.
The task given to Mrs. Kraser was to
produce a design expressing the spirit
of tho men who served as chuplnlns,
which would represent both branches
of the service.
One side commemorates In symbol
tho service of the nrmy chaplain, anil
the other side the navy chaplain. In
showing his service In the army a
chaplain is presented In the net of
ministering to a wounded soldier. In
tho center of the design tho gas mask
Is seen ready for Immediate adjust
ment. The suggestion Is that the chap
lain has removed It the better to suc
cor tho wounded man. Strength nnd
sympathy ai-o expressed In tho finely
modeled figure. Tho stricken soldier
represents nn artilleryman serving tho
big guns, stripped to the wnlat.
On the reverse side tho lino record
on the Green"
springs which close the vent were
broken. The chute Is of a size design
ed to enable a man to reach the ground
as quickly as Is consistent with safety
In landing and the shock upon touch
ing earth Is always severe. With tho
vent wide open the best Hamilton
could hope for was a few broken
To add to his dismay he found upon
piercing the lowest layer of clouds
that Carlstrom field had been mistaken
for Dorr and that Instead of drifting
toward tin; former he was due to land
In the timber between there and the
town of Arcadia, with good prospects
of serious Injury to himself. Almost
below him he discerned the outlines
of Joshua creek and to prevent bis
drifting pnst this ho devoted all his
energies. Climbing the rigging to
windward he managed to pull the edge
down nnd created a planing effect
which held him pretty well Into the
wind. By the best of luck he dropped
between the overhnnglng branches on
either side of tho creek and was saved
a crash against Its bed by the cush
ioning action of the parachute, which
had became entangled In tl)o branches
of the tree. It took him a quarter of
an hour to extricate himself from a
mass of tangled cordngo and two hours
for a searching party to discover him
none the worse for a somewhat har
decorated streets of Cleveland, during
of the mo.i who served ns chaplains In
the navy Is symbolized by tho repre
sentation of a battleship, with tho
cross as tho central feature, and tho
Inscription nt tho top, "Awarded to the
Chaplains of the American Army and
Navy." Uelow Is the Inscription "Tho
General War-Time Commission of tho
Churches, Federal Council of tho
Churches of Christ In America." On
tho obverse Is Inscribed "1017-101S,"
the name of the designer und the date
of tho award.
Complimentary medallions will bo
presented to various museums of this
country, nnd to representatives of tho
chaplains In France, England nnd Can
ada, In appreciation of their sen-ice to
The subcommittee of tho general
committee on nrmy and navy chap
lains having charge of tho designing
of tho medallion, wns composed of Dr.
Gnylord S. White of New York, Dr.
Lnurits: T.arson of New York, Dr. E. It.
Ilaghy of AVnshlngton, Dr. Forest J.
Prettymnn of Washington, Prof. John
It. Hawkins of Washington, Dr. W. Stu
art Cramer of Lancaster, Pn Bishop
William F. McDowell of Washington
and Dr. E. O. Watson of Washington.
In announcing the presentation MnJ.
Oen. P. C. Ilnrrls, tho adjutant geu
oral of the army, says:
"Mrs. Fraser has achieved nomblo
success In producing n mednlllon of
such rnro distinction nnd beauty; tho
Judgment of competent nrtlsts and
critics Is unanimous In this. The gift
will bo sent out from the ofllces of the
general conimltteo of army nnd nnvy
chaplains In Washington to all the
choplalns In Protestant churches en-,
titled to recolvo It nt ouco." J
The Cause of such Symptoms
and Remedy Told in This
Syracuse, N. Y "When I com
menced the Change of Life I was poorly,
.. -i . i
iiuu uu uiiiwuiu una
had fainting spells.
I suffered for two
or threo years be
fore I began taking
Lydia E. I'inkham s
pound and tho Liver
Pills which I saw ad
vertised in the
fiapers and in your
ittlo books. I took
about twelve bottles
of vour Vceetablo
Compound and found it a wonderful
remedy. I commenced to pick up at
once and my suffering was relieved I
have told others about your medicine
and know of some who nave taken it.
1 am glid to help others all I can."
Mrs. It. E. Deming, 437 W. Lafayette
Ave., Syracuse, N Y.
While Change of Life is a most crit
ical period of a woman's existence, the
annoying symptoms which accompany
it may be controlled, and normal health
restored by the timely use of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Moreover this reliable remedy con
tains no narcotics or harmful drugs and
owes its efficiency to the medicinal ex
tractives of the native roots and herbs
which it contains.
Savages Poor Physically.
The natives of the African Jungle.
Instend of being the lusty savages of
linagluntlou, are for the most part
physically below par. The majority of
them are malnourished and diseased
and marked A'slcal defects are com-
Don't Go From Bad
Are you always weak, miserable and
half-sick? Then it's time you found out
what is wrong. Kidney weakness causes
much suffering from backache, lame
ness, stillness and rheumatic pains,
and if neglected, brings danger of seri
ous troubtes dropsy, gravel and
Bright's disease. Don't delay. Use
Boon's Kidney Pills. They have
helped thousands and should help you.
Ask your neighborl
An Illinois Case
Mrs. J. M. Lewis.
712 Vine St.. Centra-
ua, in., says: "My
back and kidneys
hurt me so badly
I couldn't lie In
bed very long at a
time. I was sore
and lame and my
kidneys acted Ir
was a dull ache In
my back all the
time. I bought a
box ot Doan's Kid
ney Pills and after
taking them I was
Cct Doan's at Any Store, 60c Box
FOSTER MILBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
To abort a cold
and prevent com
The purified and refined
calomel tablets that are
nausealess, safe and sure.
Medicinal virtues retain
ed and improved. Sold
only in scaled packages.
Keep Stomach and Bowel Right
By trivinir baby the harmless, purely
TMretable, infants' and children's regulator.
bring! as tonisliinE.Eratlfylns results)
ir. making baby's stomach digest A
food and bowoli move u
they should at tcothlnsr
time. Guaranteed f rco
from narcotlci, opi
ates, alcohol and all
ent!. Safe and
Let Cuticura Be
Your Beauty Doctor
Soap 25c, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcum 25c.
lOOTIi: (iAMi: OK Mil.l'.I'lLl.l.Vti FOI.'N
1'AIN I'ICN hi:.NT I'UKK. bell 11 packages
Draillo All Melul l'rllsh at Ho eacb Heturn
sioney; your prt'Hent Is sent you at once V
trust you OftADlO M AN U FACTUM NO.
COMPANY, !00- So. Twelfth. Ht. Louis, Mo.
Ttir l v. sbb.
VtV MM MMMMMT-MMMk
require treatment with remedy that coa.
tains no opiates, Piso's Is mild but erTec.
live; pleasant to take. Ask your drufiist for