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FAIR PLAY, STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI.
Condensed News Items
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
Girls ut tlio Bennett School, I'ough
keepsle, N. Y., played their fathers n
gnme of baseball ut n fun t tiro of com
rurtwtment. The fathers won In sir
ItttJngm, 15 to 12.
A proposal to confer upon the Fed
eral Government power to determine
and enforce, even as against states,
treaty rights which aliens In the United
States may be given, was Introduced
by Senator Kellogg (Hop.), Minnesota,
In the form of a bill framed by the
Judiciary Committee of the American
Hugh H. Kobertson. United States
District Attorney for the Western Pis
trlct of Texas, has been removed from
office by President Harding, It was
announced nt the IVpartment of Jus
tice. Kmployrnent by the Shipping Ilonrd
of foreign agents at overseas ports
was criticised in the Senate by Chair
man Jones nf the Commerce Commit
tee and Senators Kenyon (Itep.) of
Iowa and iteed (ivm.) of Missouri.
Senator McCormlck, Itepiihllcnn, of
Illinois, formally complained to the
President and Secretary of the Navy
about the address delivered In London
by Hear Admiral Sims in which he
discussed the Irish question.
Lois Herrlngum, 14, and her O-yenr-old
brother were so badly burned at
Memphis, Tenn., they died a few hours
later, and the others were seriously In
jured when the gasoline tank of the
automobile In which they weiv riding
exploded at u local Ailing station.
It. Ci. Van Hess, former president of
the Central Trades and Labor Council
and a labor leader, was lured from his
home at Shreveport. La., thrown Into
an automobile by masked men. taken
to a lonely spot and tarred and feath
ered. The strike ballot circularized re
cently among Pullman Company's shop
forces In more than SO cities, was
recalled, following a conference at
Chicago with the railway employes'
department of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
The Meridian (Miss.) Dispatch, the
only morning newspaper, failed to ap
pear, owing to a refusal of union prin
ters to accept "." per cent wage reduc
tion. Xo date for resumption was
Indictments charging 10 men with
obtaining between $iiK),000 and S7f.ll,
(XKJ fraudulently by selling stock in
the Penn Hurl; Iiuniett (ill Company
of Fort Worth. Tex., on promises of
dividends yielding -i per cent per jear
were returned by the federal grand
jury ut Philadelphia.
James P.laiigley, 10 years old, shot
his brother, Virgil, S. with a revolver,
at Clurkdnle. Ohio. Virgil died. The
shooting Is said to have followed a
quarrel. James was arrested.
The jury trying the case of Cecil
liurkett, 11 enrs old, charged with
the murder of Penny Slavin, 7, was
discharged by Judge William Pentecost
In circuit court at Knox, Ind., when It
failed to reach an agreement.
.Mrs. Kthe Ilutchlns Xott, on trial
for the murder of her husband, George
It. Nott, at Bridgeport, Conn., pleaded
guilty to second-degree murder and
was sentenced to life Imprisonment.
While attempting to arrest an al
leged moonshiner from Tuscaloosa
County, Ala., on a warrant Issued by
that county. Sheriff George P. Walls,
of Montgomery, accidentally shot and
killed Adam Booth, a white man.
Gov. Oliver II. Shoup of Colorado
.las asked the United Status govern
ment to place SL'ti.iMki.iKKi at the com
mand of the stale for use In Hood re
lief. The governor's request was con
tained In a telegram to United States
Senators Lawrence C. Phipps and
Samuel 1). Nicholson of Colorado at
Opening prices of wine grapes for
this year hite been set at 550 to S!W
a ton, compared with S-10 to $50 a
ton In pre-prohibitiun days, by the
California Grupe Growers' Fxohange,
San Francisco. This represents an in
crease of 5UU a ton for grapes with
high-colored juice and of $5 a ton
for other varieties.
Congressman Galllvnn, Democrat, of
Massachusetts, hits Introduced a a.-o-lutlon
to prevent any "pugilistic con
test In any state of the United States
for the championship of the world"
until Congress has taken some action
"as to a solution of the question of
adjusted compensation of the men and
women who were called Into the World
"This world is no place for serious
minded jieople," says a note left by
I.udwlg Strudor, 1, who went to the
Soutlwrn Pacific freight yards at Los
Angeles, Cal., and lay down on tho
tracks to wait for a train to run over
him. Ills body was found by a switch
man. legislation authorizing Secretary
Mellon to make available to the War
Finance Commission $.r0,0lHUKXl, to be
loaned to cattle raisers, was recom
mended to Congress by the Federal Re
serve Board In a formal statement Is
sued by Gov. Harding.
Dr. W. S. Denrmont, president of tho
Southeast Missouri Teachers' College,
at Cape Girardeau, was deposed by
the Board of Itegcnts following n hear
ing, and he wus replaced by Dr. Jo
soph A. Serena, formerly head of the
William Woods College nt Fulton, Mo.
Appropriations r ,$ 111,000,000 for
the Shipping Board In the deficiency
appropriation bill were cut to ?G1,000,
MHI by Senate and House conferees,
teh latter refusing to agree to the Sen
ate increase of $T0,000.000.
Inauguration of the administration's
policy for refunding the major portion
of the $7,r00,000,000 short-dated debt
was announced by Secretary Mellon,
with a combined offering of ijWO.OOO.oOO
of three- cur 5 per cent treasury
notes and one-year fi4 per cent treas
ury cert Ideates, both dated June in.
Jazz music Is doomed and dying, J.
M. Preaul of New York told the con
vention of the Sheet Music Dealers'
Association ut Chicago. The best sell
ers today, he said, are the old melo
dies, stirring military nmrcliMS and u
few sentimental lyrics.
The Bluts warehouse was damaged
by lire at San Francisco, Cal., with a
loss on structure and content estimat
ed tit sr.00.0oo. Twenty cars of raisins
and dried fruit, with furniture and
pianos and other goods stored in the
building were destroyed.
An impropriation of $1,000,000 for
relief of Colorado Hood victims was
authorized by the Senate in adopting
a resolution offered by Senator Phipps
Flection of John T. Adams, of Du
buque, la., as chairman to succeed
Postmaster General Hays, whose resig
nation was formally announced, an,
adoption of a new basis of representa
tion at national conventions resulting
in a further cut in the number of dele
gates from the South, marked the
meeting at Washington of the Repub
lican National Committee.
Flying Cadets Noel Thompson and
C. A. Bowen were killed Instantly at
Langley Field, Hampton, Va., when a
Io Havlland 1-1! plane In which they
were making a bombing lllght struck
a tree top and became Ignited.
Herman, aged 7, and Dorothy Marie
15, children of Mrs. Weston Fangu.v,
were drowned in a pond at a brick
yard nt Lake Charles, Lit., and tho
mother barely escaped death when she
waded In and attempted their rescue.
Trampled, bitten and kicked tc
deatli by an Infuriated mare with a
colt one day old, the body of W. Ham
moiid Newberry, 10. of Itome Town
ship, 111., was found, after several
hours' search by his family and friends
ii fourth of a mile north of Mount Ver
non. Co-operation and Joint action by all
metal-working trade unions in thu ,
country to arrest further reductions in
wages and increases in the hours of j
labor was urged by James O'Counell, :
president of the metal trades depart
ment of the American Federation of
Labor in his annual address to the de
partment's convention at Demur.
Sixteen persons were injured, one
perhaps fatally, when an nirplano
crashed Into tho crowded box seats at
State Fair Park. Milwaukee, Wis., dur.
ing a stunt liiglit at the auto races.
Mrs. Anna Thompson Dodge, widow
of Horace F. Dodge, the automobile
manufacturer, was allowed S.loo.ooti
for one year's living ex'tises in pro
bate court at Detruit. The award was
made by Judge Fdgar O. Durfee.
David F. Houston, former Secretary
of tho Treasury under the Wilson ad
ministration, has become associated
with the American Telephone and
Telegraph Conman. lie assumed his
new duties with that company ut New
York on June 1.
Michael Nolan, -lli-year-old Unlver- '
sity of Washington engineering stu
dent, was characterized by university ;
authorities as "one of the 'J5 most '
brilliant minds In the United States,"
following his feat in making a jierfect
score lilt: points in the army's
"Alpha" intelligence test, ut Seattle.
The American embassy at Madrid
gave a dinner in honor ot King Alfonso
Palace dignitaries, the heads of the
government and the various ministers
were piesont. Kermlt Jtoo-ovelt and
Mrs. ltousovelt wCre ainung thu guests
The proposed meeting of the Allli d
Supreme Council has faded lulo the
dim distance as a result of French
pressure for a postponement until or
der has been lestored In the plebis
cite zone of Upper SUesie, sa a
Crown forces captured more than
loo members of the Irish Uepublt nn
army In Mill street, Cork, Ireland,
after a battle in which three Sum
Feiners were killed and 12 wounded.
The casualties to thu crown forces, it
Is stated, weru slight.
Creditors uf Jose I. Lczamu, tho
young planter and llnaiiclur uf Havana,
Cuba, who failed some months ago
after giving his liabilities ut more than
$2S,UOO,0(x)1 huvu combined and are ad
ministering the young promoter's prop
ertied for their owu urotectlou.
Month After Armistice Army of
115,000 Employees Was
Reduced to 40,000.
TAKE UP PURSUITS OF PEACE
Nowhere Else, In a Self-Contalned
Works, Has the Process of Turn
ing Swords Into Plowshares
Deen on So Vast a Scale.
A feature of Krupp's works nt Es
sen nt the present time which struck
Walter Meakln, writing In the London
Dally News, Is the scropplng of the
huge extrn equipment required for
Hlndcnburg's munition program, which
raised the number of employees from
12,000 to 115,000.
The whole of the works, with no less
than 500 acres, or nearly a square mile
of covered Moor space, was concentrat
ed entirely on production for the wnr,
when, at the signing of the armistice,
the vast organization of Inbor for de
structive purposes suddenly collapsed.
The social portents In the Kuhr were
sinister, devolution was In the blood
of the workers, and no one could fore
cast the development of tho upheaval.
I artly as a precautionary measure,
partly to hurry on the task of adapt
ing the works to new conditions, the
HtafT was reduced to the 42,000 prewar
strength within a month of the ar
mistice. The additional workers, In
cluding all the women, were paid four
weeks wnges and sent to their homes
The position at this time was ex
plained by one of the chief olllclnls.
"Although before the war," he said,
"we manufactured other things, rail
way and shipping material, motor car
parts, high-grade tool steels and so on,
the production of guns, munitions and
wnr vessels wns the mainstay of the
works. All that was Irrevocably end
ed." In the Intervening two years tho
task of converting the arsenal to peace
production hns proceeded unceasingly,
nd still goes on. Nowhere else. In a
self-eontnlned works, has the process
of turning swords Into plowshares been
carried out on so vast a scale.
Titanic Transformation Spectacle.
Under the supervision of the allied
control commission the whole of the
new shell and gun equipment In the
mammoth buildings of the Hlndenburg
program has been made useless tind
thrown to the scrap heap. Tho most
complete and spectacular transform!!,
tlon has taken place in one of these
buildings. Within twelve months It
was re-equlpped with machinery for
the mass production of locomotive
goods and engines for the state rail
From a balcony one looks down Im
mense avenues of roaring inachlnerv.
and the whole scene, with hundreds
of workmen busy at forgo or lathe, or
crowded about the assembling stands.
Is one of titanic enterprise. From the
bays on the side come the plntes and
other heavy parts. From the other
side Hows a stream of machined parts,
and In a wide central bay they come
together at thirty-live assembling
The norma! nite of production with
each engine and tender on the stand
for nineteen days, would give, roughly,
a dally output of one completed engine,
but while tho artisans are underfed
and domestic troubles foster political
discontent normal work Is Impossible.
Nevertheless this engine shop present
ed the most Impressive picture of in
dustrial activity seen In Germany.
Make Costly Experiments.
In the famous cannon halls of pre
vious years and In other parts of the
works elaborate and costly experiments
In the manufacture of textile and agri
cultural machinery, tractors and motor
vehicles are being carried out, In the
belief that the home market, which has
been almost monopolized by America
In the imst, can be supplied by mass
This Intense reorganization effort Is
Our Warships at
This illustration shows a KiU balloon being hauled back to the deck or the
U. S. S. New Mexico after being used by observation otlleers to spot the re
sults of shots In target practice in California waters ; nnd, at tho left the
Buperdreadnaught Mississippi tiring u broadside from twelve 14-lnch guns dur
Ing the same practice work.
only posslblo to n Ann with n prewnr
capital of ?GO,000,000, and enormous re
serves built up during the wnr. No
dividend Is being taken by the four
or live holders of the capital.
Thousands of old employees, for
whom there Is little work, are kept on
at full wages. All the resources nro
being staked in tho attempt to carry
tho concern through the uncertain
jenrs which lie immediately abend.
"If wo go slncls now," the officials
say "there must be n crnsh. It may
not be posslblo to nvert It ultimately.
Our workers have settled down more
contentedly for the present, but If
their privations continue a breaking
point must be reached sooner or Inter.
"Also, If coal dllllcultles, high prices
nnd the disastrous fluctuations of tho
exchange cannot bo overcome a return
to a healthy state of Industry Is Im
possible. Impoverishment must In
crease and productive effort will de
cline, even If the country Is spared nn
extremist uprising. The whole situa
tion Is uncertain, artificial nnd un
stable. We are simply going forward
In the hope that final collapse may
Off Their Feet
Remarkable Story of Lydia
Southard, Said to Have
Had Five Husbands.
FOUR MEET SUDDEN DEATHS
Now Woman is Charged With Murder
of Number 4 and Will Bo Tried in
Montana Present Husband Re
mains Loyal to His Wife.
San Francisco. "She swept the men
of her choice off their feet courted
tliem so persistently that they could
That's the way V. II. Ormsby, a dei
uty sheriff of Twin Falls, Idaho, de
scribes the romnuce of Mrs. Lydia
Southard, under arrest at Honolulu on
a charge of murdering Kd Meyers of
Twin Falls, her fourth husband.
Mrs. Southard denies thu charges
and says she can satisfactorily ex
plain the deaths of her former hus
bands. She told olllclnls she believed
she was a "typhoid carrier," and that
this may have been responsible for
some of them.
"Take poor Kd Meyers, for ex
ample," says Deputy Sheriff Ormsby.
"He was thu woman's fourth husband.
In lii'.'o be was running a little ranch
out near Twin Falls, when Lydia riimu
homo after Harlem Lewis, husband
No. .'I, hail died in Montana and she
had collected $5,000 in Insurance.
"She rigged herself out to kill,
bought a long mink cent and a dosed
car. Hver. body In town was talking
about thu way she ran around to
"She courted lid right off his feet.
"Well, in August she nnd lid were
married after he took out a $10,000 In
surnnce policy. In September Ed
"The townsfolk weren't Just satis
fied. They started a lot of talk and
the Insurance company held up pay
ment on the policy.
She Didn't Worry.
"But Ldla didn't seem to be worry.
Ing. After Lydia left Twin Falls late
In 1920 she met Southard, a petty of
ficer on the U. s. S. Chicago at a
dance. Later they weru married, nnd
when Southard was transferred from
San Francisco to Honolulu he took
his bride along. He's still loyal to his
Tho marital experiences of thu one
time Missouri country town girl
eclipse even thoso of tlctlon. Ten
Trusting Pastor Gives
Collection for Bad Check
ltiversldc, Cal. Tno pustor
of a local church was tuklng n
special collection. Eighteen
dollars in small chnnge hnd been
received but 52 more was
needed. After repented plead
ings by the minister n stranger
arose and said:
"If you will cash my check
I'll make It $20." Tho offer was
accepted nnd the stranger de
parted with the entire collec
tion. Thnt wns Sunday evening.
Next day the pastor reported
to the police that the check had
been returned marked "no
funds." The stranger had dis
appeared. Coal for the Digging.
Flushing. O. Coal Is obtainable
free here for all who care to dig It.
Contractors, grading on the .Morris
town state road, struck n vein of coal
When winter stopped work they of
feretl persons who wanted coal the
right to obtain It If they would dig !L
The offer resulted In material progress
being made on that part of the road.
Tho digging done by the persons who
took advantage of tho offer aided In
completing the grading of the road.
years ago while still In her teens she
was living on a farm of her father,
William Trueblood, about two miles
from Keytesville, Mo.
Following tho opening of new Irri
gated territory in Idaho, Trueblood
moved his family to a section near
Twin Falls. Iiobert Dooley, a school
day sweetheart of Lydia, and his
brother, lid ward, followed soon aftur,
and settled near the Trueblood farm.
Married to Dooley.
In 1020 Itobert Dooley took Lydia,
then twenty, Into Twin Falls one day
and the two were married, lidward
went to live with them.
One day lidward Dooley became 111.'
Within a few hours he was dead.
Lydia explained that he had eaten
salmon from a can that had stood
open for some time. Lydia and itobert
Dooley nccompanled thu body back
to Keytesville for burial and folks In
the homo town got their lirst glimpse
of baby Laura Marie, daughter of
About three weeks after Lydia and
tier Husband returned to Twin Falls.
Iiobert Dooley died. Three weeks
later bnhy Laura was dead.
.Mrs. Dooley collected 84.500 on In.
surance that had been carried by the
oiotnuis ami a short time later was
married to William Mcliaflie.
The two went to Motitnnn In 1 1 v..
and settled on a ranch. McIIntllu took
out a $500 Insurance policy and madu
one payment on It. In a short time he
died, but when Lydia went to collect
the Insurance she found that the pol
icy had lapsed a few days and the
company refused to pay It.
In June, 1010 Lvdia married llnr.
lem Lewis, an automobile salesman,
with whom she find become acquaint
ed In Montann. One month Inter, on
July 0, Lewis died from wlmt iWtnru
said was ptomaine noisonliiL'. mul
Lydia collected $5,000 In Insurance.
Following thu death of Lewis. Lvdln
returned to Twin Falls, where she 'met
and married Myers, husband No. 4.
SEEKS BIBLE TIME CHARIOTS
Doctor Fisher of the University of
Pennsylvania Will! Delve in Ruined
Cities of Holy Land.
Philadelphia. Dr. Clarence H
er, curator of the itabylonlan suction
of the University of Pennsylvania mu
seum, left here for Palestine to tin-
oertaice wlmt tiu described as one or
the most Important excavations i.v..r
made In the Holy Land nnd the first
since the beginning of the World war.
He expects to find
things some of the iron chariots men
tioned in ine imnu which prevented
the children of Israel from capturing
Puthsban, near which city some of tho
greatest, names or early history were
liethshan in near Nazareth, close to
the Mount of the Transfiguration. It
has been uninhabited for centuries.
WOMAN IS MINUS STOMACH
Organ Not Needed, Says Doctor Pau
chet, French Specialist, If Diet Is
Paris. That the stomach Is a super
fluous organ Is the startling disclosure
of Dr. Vincent Pnuchet, reported In tho
Academy of .Medicine.
Alllrmlng that he has successfully re
moved thu stomach from a woman fifty
years old who had continued to live
happily In perfect health, he reports
that the operation also cured her of
"The stomach's action is purely ire.
llmlnary," stated Doctor Pnuchet.
"The mechanism for tho vital part of
the digestion Is In thu small Intestine
Willi thu Intervention of the pancreatic
Juice ami tho bile. Therefore, pn.
ldlng the patient follows a light diet,
the stomach can be dlsnenseii win, nV
! vuutngcouslv "
FELT LIKE All IRON
BAND ABOUND HEAD
Mrs. Osborne Says She Shudders
When She Thinks How
"For years," said Mrs. V. II. Osborne,
of 718 Lancaster Ave., Lexington, Ky.,
"I hnve been In n run-down condition ;
nervous, weak and dizzy. I was ac
tually so nervous that any sudden
noise or excitement would produce n
palpitation of my heart that fright
ened me. I absolutely could not climb
stnlrs, for to attompt such would thor
oughly cxhnust me.
"I hnd nervous headaches nnd when
they came on It seemed that an Iron
band was drawn tight around my head.
I now shudder when 1 think of thoso
headaches. My stomnch was weak
and I could not digest the lightest
liquid food. Any food of a solid na
ture caused nausea and the sickening
sensation remained for hours.
"My misery was ultnost niibearabk.
My sleep was never sound and I was
worn out all the time. My condition
was Indeed n very dodnrable one. I
finally sought treatment In Cincinnati,
but nothing helped me one particle.
I was on the verge of giving up In
despair when n neighbor pleaded with
mu to try Tanlac. I obtained a bottlo
of tho medicine nnd began Its use.
"I began Improving at once and soon
felt my nervousness and dizziness dis
appearing. Then my headaches left
me and I realized my strength bad re
turned. My nppetlte and digestion im
proved and I inn now so much better
In every way. This Tanlac Is a won
derfuJ medicine and the only one that
ever really helped me. I hope every
poor woman who Is suffering as I did
will try It."
Tanlac is sold by leading druggists
Well, Who Knows7
Auntio Is always kissing, much to
Paul's disgust. One dav bo
".Mother, how old does a bov have tn
bo before his aunts stop kissing him?"
Smelled and Tasted.
Little four-year-old Alitlara enm
running In and said: "Oh, mamma,
there's a great big dog In the front
yard. He smelled of me and tasted
me, but he didn't eat me."
Four Million Shy.
France's population was reduced
4.000,000 by the war.
It's easy for a sharp man to make a
teol of a dull jne.
vC I G AR ETTEy
Anew size package I
Ten for 10c.
Dealers carry both;
lOforlOc; 20 for 20c.
As One Raised
STOMACH PAINS GONE
Eatonlo Mado Him Well
"After suffering ten long months
with stomnch pains, I have taken
Eatonlc and am now without uny pain
whatever. Am as one raised from tho
dead," writes A. Percllleld.
Thousnnds of stomach sufferers re
port wonderful relief. Their trouble
is too much acidity and gas which
Latonlc quickly takes up and carries
nut. restoring the stomach to n
healthy, active condition. Always car
ry a few Kafonlcs, take one after eat
ing, food will digest well you will
reel line. !g box costs only n trilio
with your druggist's guarautcc.
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