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FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI.
Condensed News Items
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
The story of n imllietlc fullurn I'M
ward Tuck French, son of Amos Tuck
French, bunker was told in the sur
rogate's court at New York In 11 suit
brought against the father of John J.
Welsh, a hvayer. Walsh seeks to re
cover $'.200 In payment for the care he
Iwstowed on the young man.
Denial that Japan Is "mobilizing for
war" In the Pacific by fortifying Ynp
or nny of her mandate Islands, was
made to the United Stntes by Uaron
Shldehnrn, Japanese ambassador.
The Ilov. William Ilrlstow, &l years
old, father of former United Stntes
Senator Joseph Itrlstow of Kansas,
and the oldest resident of Iialdwln,
died at Iinldwln, Kan.
Secretary of War Weeks announced
that Col. J. M. Mnyhew Walnwrlght
of New York will be named as Assist
ant Secretary of War.
The giant transatlantic liner Imper
;ator, recently purchased by the Cunard
illne from the Hrltlsb government, has
boon renamed the "Ilorongnrla."
The death of William Lawrence, who
succeeded Denman Thompson as "Un
ido Josh" In "The Old Homestead,"
imd played the part 11,000 times, was
announced. He had been HI four days,
having collnpsed when playing at
A bitter attack upon William ltan
dolph Hearst Is made by Samuel Gom
pers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, In an editorial en
titled "Heart's Animus," which Is pub
lished In the April Issue of the Ameri
can Federationlst, the official organ of
tbo American Federation of Labor.
The Illinois Central llailroad an
nounced at Hloomington, 111., that a
new scale of wages approximating u
reduction of '2" per cent would be
come effective April 17, to Include all
.section and roundjiouse labor and
(freight handlers, truckers, watchmen
and janitors, minimum to bo 113 cents
Two masked bandits boarded the
(Missouri, Kunsu3 and Texas Hailroad's
i"Texas Sieclal" at Donlxon, Tex., and
(robbed every passenger In three sleep
ers, escaping at McAlester In a wait
'Ing automobile. The loot was esti
mated at more than $3,000, all In cash.
An unidentified gunman, cornered
after he had wounded a detective, bar
ricaded himself on a back porch In the
heart of the West Side, Chicago, a pls
tol In either hand, and shot It out with
'CO policemen. He was killed.
Mrs. Algie Marks Smith, 2S years
old, daughter of a former business
partner of John McVey and former
ward of (he latter, who has had one of
the most unusuifl records In the history
of the Arkansas criminal courts, shot
and killed McVey at the home of her
mother at Stuttgart, Ark.
15ecau.se their precious liquor Is leak
ing and evaporating at the rate of two
or more gallons every year In a gov
ernment bonded warehouse, Charles
Cornell and George J. Ohio, both of
St. Louis, begged the United States
supreme court to set their case for
argument April 23.
The French held a review in the
center of Dusseldorf, while squadrons
of the allies' planes that were in the
war Hew past. General Gaucher fol
lowed with the cavalry, armored auto
mobiles, eight tanks and a long line of
The United States added the sec
ond of the world's greatest battleships
to her lleet with the launching at Cam
den, N. J., of the superdreadnought
Colorado at the New York shipbuild
ing yards Into the waters of the Dela
A campaign by the Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union for strict Sun
day observance and against tobacco
was announced at Chicago by Miss
Anna M. Gordon, nntlonal president, to
start April '.'. "That week," the an
nouncement said, "will be made a week
of prayer for the success of the cam
paign, and Sunday, April 10, Is desig
nated as unti tobacco Sunday.
The use of the word "cigarette" on
a toeubbo container will be unlawful
In Utah after June 8, according to an
opinion by the Attorney General of
A new record for a parachute 'leap
was established til Champaign, 111.,
when Lieut. Arthur G. Hamilton
dropped 1M.-100 feet (I ,'S-3 miles) from
an ulrpluno at Chanule Field. lie made
the ascent t in a Do Havilaud 11-1 plane
piloted by Lieut. Harry Weddlnglou
and descended In a regulation para
chute. That ilnaucial disaster would follow
the reduction of advertising rates was
the consensus of opinion of publishers
and advertising executives of newspa
pers attending a meeting of the offi
cers and directors of the National As
iteuibly of Newspaper Incentives, at
Lwlsvllte, Ky according to Charles
Miller of Atlanta, Ga., president.
The Federal Hoard for Vocational
JCducatiou was told at Its first meeting
at Washington under the new admlu
hitrutlwi that 70,300 disabled former
soldiers, sailors and marines were un
der tmtnlng on March 1.
The Allied Amusement Industries of
California, composed of representa
tives of motion picture theaters, Is on
record as opposing the appearance In
lllms of Clara Smith Hamon, recently
acquitted of the killing of Jnke L.
Hamon In Ardmore, Okla.
A permit to manufacture wine out
of strawberries for nonlx-vertigo pur
poses was Issued at Washington to
the Strawberry Growers' Association
of Louisiana by the bureau of internal
revenue. The ermH specifies that
no sugar shall be added to Increase
the alcoholic content of the product.
Matewan, W. Va., called a holiday to
greet the 10 mountaineers, defendants
In the Matewan battle trial, who were
found not guilty by a circuit court Jury
Figures compiled by the registrar's
office in the University of Illinois
show that twenty-eight foreign na
tions are represented by students at
the state Institution, China leading
with 78. followed by India with 31
ami Japan with 10.
Five women drnwn for the March
grand Jury and 11 called for service
on the petit Jury were excused after
Judge Audenrled tit Philadelphia had
warned them that otherwise they would
be compelled to hear evidence "not
lit for the ears of women."
A series of explosions that shook
houses within a radius of two miles
anil hurled skyrockets, bombs and
other pyrotechnics over a wide terri
tory, marked a fire at Cincinnati, Ohio,
that virtually destroyed the plant of
the A. L. Due Fireworks Company, at
Reading, a suburb.
Mrs. Stoughton A. Fletcher and her
mother, Mrs. F.va Henley, committed
suicide at the Fletcher estate north of
Indianapolis, Intl., according to a cor
oner's verdict. Stoughton A. Fletcher,
the husband is a prominent capitalist
President Harding has accepted an
Invitation to attend ceremonies to be
held April 19th at New York In con
nection with the unveiling of a statue
to .Simon Holivur, the Venezuelan pa
triot. Dwlght Davis, of St. Louis, Mo., was
given a recess appointment by Presi
dent Harding its a director of the War
Pretty 15-year-old Dorothy Miller,
of Trenton, N. J., who wrote to the
pners offering to marry tiny man who
would give .$1,000 for an operation to
save her mother's life, is beginning to
lose her faith In the power of the
pr.?sij. She said that not a single
suitor hail called and that her only
male visitors were reporters.
Clara .Smith Hamon has signed a
contract with the Oklahoma Motion
Picture Company, with headquarters
at Oklahoma City, Okla., and studios
at Los Angeles, Cnl., to produce pic
tures for the next two years, she said
in an Interview at Ardmore, Okla.
Kev. Maurice Hodine, 31!, Chicago,
the so-called dream husband uf Mrs.
!da Glasshagen I Iodine, -10, an Aurora
dressmaker, was held to the grand Jury
at Aurora, 111., in burl of $3,000 on
charges of theft and marrying In Illi
nois In less than a year after he had
been divorced. Mrs. Hodine did not
apiKiar against the clergyman and he
l'ecause they were married on tbo
wrong side of a street, Mr. and Mrs.
Almon J. Ix-neve of Danville, III.,
wedded since 1003, went through a
second ceremony at Urbana, to make
the wedding legal In Illinois.
United States Senator Charles K.
Towusend and Miss Naunette II.
Loomls were married at the home of
the bride's mother, Mrs. Ernest U
Loomls at Jackson, Mich.
Various workmen's organizations
have refused to abide by the agree
ment reached by labor leaders and the
Government for a settlement of the
Mexican railway strike, and work has
not been resumed on the road by men
who have been Idle for three weeks.
The ruling that physicians may pre
scribe beer "may mean beer at the
soda fountain, but never again beer
over the saloon bar or in the hotel din
ing room," said former Attorney Gen
eral A. Mitchell Palmer at Philadel
phia. Queen Amelle of Purtugal has de
cided to desert F.tigland and live In
Paris henceforth. A deal was closed
whereby the Queen became the owner
of the Chateau de Bellevuo, formerly
the home of Al. ltlgault, president of
the Bon Marche department stores.
Important discoveries of ruins of a
highly developed Greco-Boutan civil
ization have been made at Pnlmyiv,
about !). miles east of Horns, b the
high commissioner's archeologlcnl
service, says a Beirut (Syria) report.
In sentencing John Pirtle, who had
pleaded guilty to selling morphine and
to having large quantities of drugs In
his possession, Federal Judge Benjamin
Bledsoe, of San Diego, Cnl., said : "You
would better commit suicide. You
haven't the will power to May away
from using murphlne, once you have
received the cure."
The declarations made by Viscount
Uchlda, foreign minister, to commit
tees of the Diet, that Japan will "stand
put" on her mandate for the Island of
Yap are regarded at Toklo an being
chlelly "for home consumption."
GERMAN INDUSTRIAL AREAS ARE
NOW IN THE THROES OF
SEVERAL STRIKES ATTEMPTED
Savings Banks Are Robbed and Terror
Spread by Destruction of Fac
tories and Seizing of Arms
Hoelz Leads Bandits.
London. A wireless dispatch re
ceived here from Berlin gives a Kut
towlta report to the effect that armed
Polish bands, including regulars from
General Haller's army, have crossed
the Upper Slleslan frontier at some
points and proclaimed a Polish repub
lic. The dispatch adds that the Germans
are fleeing from the region.
ltcrlln. The Mid-Gorman Industrial
areas are again In the throes of an
archy In consequence of the Commun
ists' determination to font! a wide
spread general strike In protest against
the government's action In massing
security police there for the purpose
of checking the rioting and plundering
which have been going on for the past
few days. The lignite districts near
Mnnsfeld are the chief center of the
present disturbances, which not only
extend to derailing trains by remov
ing the track, but are spreading to
serious bomb outrages upon the Judi
ciary buildings In nearby towns and
cities, including Leipzig, Dresden,
Freltierg and Itodewlsch.
Hoelz Leads Bandits.
Armed bandits, operating under the
direction of, the notorious "Itobln
Hood" Hoelz, who a year ago terror
ized Vogtland, are carrying out hold
ups, robbing savings banks and other
wise spreading terror through the com
munity by the destruction of Industrial
plants and seizure of arms.
The outbreaks had Ix'on openly es
poused for the past -IS hours by the
Gorman Bolshevik organ, the Bed
Flag. This newspaper, In a series of
inflammatory proclamations, advised
Its followers that time for action had
arrived and urged them to take wea
pons from the organization of law
and order and the bourgeoise and dis
tribute them among the worklngmen.
The government's only protest
against the Bed Flag's baiting consist
ed In confiscating some several hun
dred copies of the newspaper. This
sorved. however, only to embolden the
Communist leaders, who now are open
ly advocating the use of rllles and
Communist workers seized the ad
ministration buildings of the Blohm
and Voss shipyards In Hamburg and
hoisted the red Hag, says a dispatch
from nnmburg. Workers In other ship
yards quit work and tin; organizing
a mass demonstration, the dispatch
AVERTS BIG HEAT STRIKE
BASIC 8-HOUR DAY IS GRANTED
100,000 Packing House Employes
Accept Cut in Wages Through
U. S. Mediation.
Washington. Prospects of an Im
inedlate strike In the packing Industry
were averted through the mediation
of Secretary of Labor Davis.
Compromise on the part of more
than 100,000 employes In accepting the
recently announced wage reduction
and on the part of the five big packers
in consenting to a six months' exten
sion of the Alschuler arbitration ar
rangement made possible the settle
ment after three days of conference In
which representatives of packers and
employes and Secretaries Davis, Hoo
ver and Wallace participated.
The terms of the settlement as
agreed to are, In brief, as follows :
eduction of wages amounting to S
cents an hour for hourly workers and
to ll!Vi per cent for piece workers.
Retention of the basic eight-hour
lay anil overtime rates as provided
in the war-time Alschuler ruling.
Extension for six months, or until
next September 13, of the arrange
ment whereby Judge Samuel Alschuler
shall decide all questions uf hours,
wages, conditions nod adjustments nut
specifically provided for in the written
Pressure by the government was un
derstood to have been largely re
sponsible for the attaining of the
agreement. The controversy between
the packers and their employes were
tho first major labor difficulty to face
the new administration, and President
Harding referred the matter to Secre
tary Bavls, who called in 'Secretaries
Hoover and Wallace to assist him.
Mob Hangs Negro in Arkansas.
Monticello, Ark. Phil Slater, a ne
gro, 50 years old, who confessed that
he laid attacked a white woman near
Wllmar, was taken from tlie Jail hero
and lynched. In making ills confession
ho said : "1 did It, but please give mo
Carpenters Accept Wage Cut,
Omaha, Neb. Carpenters' Local No.
l'T, the largest union local in Omaha,
has voted overwhelmingly to accept
a 10 per cent wage reduction effective
EVE WAS JEALOUS
Kabylcs' Version of Tragedy in
the Garden of Eden.
Serpent Said to Have Used Mirror to
Induce Woman to Partake of
The Kabylcs of northern Africa are
an Independent people as mountain
(.limbers ure apt to be. They are not
Aruhs, and are far wuperlor In hon
esty and Integrity to the Arabs of
Kaliyle women go unveiled and en
Joy considerable freedom. The peo
ple as a whole are said to be de
scended from north European races,
perhaps remotely the same from
which came the uneestors of our own
Pilgrim Fathers. They are white,
fresh-skinned folk, often blonde.
At one time they were Christians.
Now, although they are nominally
Mohammedans, they still retain many
Christian customs, and their legends
abound In curious distortions of Blbfe
They have a peculiar version as
to how Bve came to eat the apple.
The serpent asked Kve If she knew
the real reason why the fruit of the
apple tree hud been forbidden her.
She was all curiosity at once. "Be
cause," explained the serpent, "the
apples are wanted for Adam's second
Kve was sure he was lying for was
not she the only woman in the world?
"No," said the serpent, "you are not.
Come to the corner of the garden to
morrow and I will show you another
woman." The next day she came to
the place nppninted.
Tho serpent held up the world's first
mirror and Kve looked through the
bushes Into the mirror and saw what
she supposed was another woman. In
a rage of Jealousy Kve went and ate
Such warped versions of the Bible
are slowly being corrected nowadays
by all too few Christian missionaries.
One athletic, cllff-cllmblng preacher
has told the story so constantly thnt
he has been cnlled the "Lord Jesus
man" or "Lord Jesus" for short.
In n certain village he has a special
Kabyle friend called Moses. So when
he visits this particular village, ev
eryone calls to him, "Hello, Lord
Jesus, are you going to the house of
He Is n good tooth puller and a
fair physician and combines these
arts with his preaching.
Although a learned man, he makes
himself a friend of the people and
will help a man catch an errant goat,
or sit down with a family In a cobble
stone hut nnd eat with them a meal
of cous-cous, acorns and thrushes'
brains as easily us he will lecture be
fore a learned society on the enty
mology of tho Berbers. Willard Price,
In the Christian Herald.
First Phonograph Disk.
The first phonographic disk Is still
In existence, In the Smithsonian In
stitution at Washington. It was
made in 1SS7, by Kmll Berliner, and
the first song sung on a phonographic
disk was "The Sweetest Story Ever
The original disk that Berliner ex
perimented with is of glass. A coat
of soot was rubbed over the surface.
The revolution of tho machine caused
the needle to scratch the sound Into
the glass, nnd thus make lines. Thus
tho voice of a person singing Into the
horn was recorded. From It a zinc
disk wns then made, and n copper
matrix was the next step. From the
matrix all records were cast. Thirty
four years ago all finished records
were of rubber. Today tho finished
record Is made of various chemical
compositions, with a good proportion
There were five steps In casting the
first disks, whereas today only three
steps are necessary. First, there Is
the wax disk, which records the voice.
Then the matrix Is cast, and finally
the complete record.
To Increase Goats' Milk.
Milk goat experiments In grading
up from native and grade Toggenburg
and Saanen does with purbred Swiss
bucks, begun In 1011, were continued
Inst year by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, at tho govern
ment experimental farm at Beltsvlllo,
Md. The flock comprises "0 does and
eight kids of one-half, three-fourths,
seven-eighths nnd fifteen-sixteenths
blood. The average dally milk yield
per doe In 1019 was n.Oi! pounds, nn
Increase of 2.-11! pounds over the yield
of the ten selected native does which
formed the foundation stock of the
herd. The highest milk yield for an
Individual doe in one day Is 8.0
pounds. For 1010 the llock showed
nn average of 3.7 ier cent butterfut.
Caution against wasteful
s apt to
I practiced by many persons I
show Itself regardless of
1 place. Pedestrians attempting
i one of the busiest downtow
I corners In Indlnnnpnlts
I found their path blocked by
simwl-clad woman whose ve
and manner bespoke thrift
picking up a pin.
Crusoe's Island to Be Park,
Tho Island of Juan IVrnandez, sltu
ated off the coast of Chile and popu
larly supposed to he Koblnson Cru
soe's Island, Is to be converted Into a
national pari; and tourist resort by
tbo Chilean government.
Kill That Cold With
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Neglected Colds are Dangerous
Taka no chances. Keep this standard remedy handy for the first neat.
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Orippa In 3 days Excellent for Headache
Quinine In this form does not affect the haad Cascara ia bast Tonlo
Laaadva No Opiate In Hill's.
ALL DRUGGISTS SELL IT
Kiirlj spring brbijpi
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Every Drop of Your Blood
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Any slight disorder or impurities
is a source of danger, as every vitnl
organ of tho body depends upon the
blood supply to properly perform
Many painful and dangerous dis
eases are the direct result of a bad
condition of the blood. Among the
most serious aro Rheumatism, with
its torturing pnin; Eczema. Tetter,
Erysipelas and other disfiguring
skin diseases; general debility,
which makes the strongest men
A bachelor says that love turns out
more pessimists thnn optimists.
Cutlcura for Pimply Faces.
To remove pimples and blackheads
smenr them with Cutlcura Ointment.
Wnsh off In five minutes with Cutl
cura Soap and hot wnter. Once clear
keep your skin clear by using them for
dally toilet purposes. Don't fnll to In
clude Cutlcura Talcum. Adv.
OF COURSE IT WASN'T TRUE
Good Illustration of German Charac
ter in Simplicity Displayed by
Soldier In France.
One American who remained at
Lille during the German occupation
used his time to study German charac
ter. He told Mrs. Corrlna II. Smith
and Mrs. Caroline It. 11111, nuthors of
"HIsing Above the Itulns In France,"
one astonishing thing that he had no
ticed the childish unreasoning confi
dence that the German soldier had In
whatever he was told by his superi
ors and he gave this oxamplo of It.
"I knew Gorman," ho said, "and one
day I talked with a German sentry
who was standing over some French
civilians at work in n Held. He wns
reading a newspaper nnd, turning to
me, said Indignantly. 'The French say
we force civilians to work against
their will. That's not true; this Ger
man paper denies It.'
"I looked at him In amazement and
asked, 'Well what are you doing your
self, standing here with your gun over
these poor people V
" 'If I did not,' wns his naive answer,
'they would run avay.' "
Artist "Madam, it is not faces
alone that I paint; It Is souls." Mad
am "Oh I You do Interiors, then?"
No one ever saw a girl wear a glove
to hide on engagement ring.
Failure Is pretty sure to find you
nut If you think of It often enough.
Do you know
make a tine
is made of selected wheat, bran
and molasses. Boil it for twenty
minutes or more, and you obtain
abeverage of rick, delightful fla
vor, that is in every way healthful
Postum Cereal is free from harm
ful elements, and is economical
"There's a Reason!'
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helpless, and many other diseases
aro tho direct result of impure
You can in a largo measure avoid
liability to disease by tho use of
S. S. S., tho wonderful blood rem
edy that has been In constant use
for mora than fifty years. S. S. S.
cleanses tho blood thoroughly. It
is sold by druggists everywhere.
For valuable literature and med
ical advice abnolutely free, writ
today to Chief Medical Adviser,
159 Swift Laboratory, Atlanta, Ga.
Some men would rather be wrong
than right If there's more money In It.
Constipation, Indigestion, slck-head-nche
and bilious conditions nre over
come by a course of Garfield Tea
Drink before retiring. Adv.
WAS NEW ONE ON KITCHENER
Great British Soldier Somewhat Out
of His Element When It Came
Here Is a Lord Kitchener story, told
by the anonymous author of "The Mir
rors of Downing Street." Kitchener
was a soldier and absorbed In his pro
fession. Details outside of his ruling
pnsslon annoyed him.
During the early dnys of the war
Lloyd George went to him at the war
olflce and asked the appointment of
denominational chaplains for the vari
ous sects of the nrmy.
Kitchener had no Interest In chnp
lalns. Ho regarded them as a negli
gible factor In the fighting machine.
He opposed the appointments. Lloyd
George Insisted, especially with respect
to Presbyterians. Kitchener finally
yleledd and picked up his pen.
"Very well," he said, "you shall have
n Presbyterian." Then a faint smile
lighted bis serious face. "Let me see.
Presbyterian? how do you spell It?"
To Be Proved.
Voter (at local election) Is Brown
a good man?
Telle:- Oh, he's a good man, but I
don't know that he's one of the elect.
Brings It On Himself.
Mabel Some girls marry for mon
ey, some for love.
Harold And nil because some stlljr
man asks thera to. London Answers,
"I want n oulja board."
"Give me one that can spell.'
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