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FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI.
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
Henry Htclncr Clomont, ldoutennnt
Colonel of volunteers during tlio Civil
War nntl aid to Generals Hhortnnn nml
Itosocrnns, died nt the homo of Ills
non nt New ork after an Illness of more
than a year.
llrlg. (Jon. Alfred Alexander Wood
hull, United States Army, retired, died
nt his home at 1'rlnceton, N. .1. He
whs a veteran of the Civil War, a
member of many medical organizations
and one of Princeton's oldest grndu
ates. Tin; H)U2 convention of the National
Association of ltnllwny and Utilities
Commissioners will bo held nt De
troit, Mich., beginning next Septem
ber 2(1, It was decided at the closing
session of their anntinl meeting at At
Closing an all-day defense of the Ku
Klnx Klan, William J. Simmons. Its
Imperlnl wizard, toppled over In a
chnlr while the chairman of a House
committee Investigating the order was
attempting to stop the applause which
broke before the crowd knew the wiz
ard had collapsed.
Mayor William Hale Thompson of
Chicago was placed on the "unfair
list" by the executive committee of the
Chicago Federation of Labor.
The threatened railroad strike was
denounced as "n most cruel and un
justifiable attack upon the people and
the government of the fulled States."
by .lo-eph H. Defroes, president of the
Clmmbor of Commerce of the United
States, nt Washington.
Orders for a canvass of all military
commands In the eighth Army Corps
area, comprising live states, for sol
diers experienced In the operation of
railway trains and the maintenance of
ways have been Issued nt nrea head
quarters, fort Sain Houston.
John L. Lewis, International presi
dent of the United Mine Workers of
America, was bitterly denounced at
Springfield, 111., for his action In sus
pending Alexander llowat and other
tifflclals of the Fourteenth (Kansas)
District Organisation, by Frank Fnr
rlngton, president of the, Illinois min
ers and Lewis' chief foe. within the
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Hlchard Unvls Hargreaves at their
borne at Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. liar
greaves Is a daughter of William Jen
Returning to Chicago from a trip
through the South and Kast, James
Hamilton lvis predicted that the dry
law will he the one anil only Issue In
the congressional elections next year.
Jesse S. Cottrell, of Tennessee, re
cently nominated to be minister to
Bolivia, was confirmed 1V the Senate.
Cottrell bus for a number of years
tnvn Washington correspondent for a
number of Tennessee newspapers.
Following n settlement outside of
court, said to approximate $2,MX,000,
Judge Hush In Circuit Court nt Chi
cago granted a dlxoroe to Mrs. Doro
thy Felton Counselumn from Charles
Counselman, clubman and millionaire.
Dr. K. Stfllman Bnlley, who startled
the medical world at Chicago recently
ny saying radium rays administered
Internally would cure disease. Is un
inoxed by the storm of criticism he has
Goer:ieV Sproul of Pennsylvania an
nounced that he has appointed State
Senator William K, Crow of Union
town as United States Senator from
Penns.vlvanla to till the unexpired
term of the late Senator Knox, end
ing March, 11V2S.
llev. Francis A. Kelley. chaplain of
the 27th Division during the war, has
been named by Secretary of War
Weeks to perform the ritual of the
Catholic Church at the ceremonies in
cident to the burlnl of the body of the
unokuown soldier at Arlington Ceme
tery on Armistice Day.
Modern methods have replaced the
handwork of the Chinese laundrynien
In Texas until few of them remain in
the larger cities, reports received in
Fort Worth Indicate.
Inauguration of an extensive adver
tising campaign in behalf of the Amer
ican passenger linos operating Sbli
plng Hoard essols was approved at
Washington by the Kmergency Fleet
Corporation and $VO,000 Is expected
to bo. used during the next V- months.
An Inventory los of $'AUv,000 in
i ho value of surplus supplied and ma
terials held bj the Shipping Hoard
was indicated in the report tiled at
Washington by the commission which
lias Just completed a complete survej
of the board's physical asots,
Placwaeat of disabled service men
binder conditions that are criminal
ud relating to slavery" was charged
by Director Forbes of the Veteran's
ilureau in an sddres at the first nutt
ing of the bureau's district managers
Former President Wilson will le in
filed In attend the ceremonies at Ar
tlngton National CVootery on Armis
tice Day for the burLil of an' "un
known" American soldWr. This was
mvcaJed at Washington In the an
nouncement by Secretary Weoka of
whom he will spttdaUy Invite.
Tin; iidmlulstrnllou Is satisfied that
tlio Ho-cnllen Mellon hill for the refund
ing of the allied debt to the. United
States will be enacted very soon, and.
It Is Imped, before the usscinbllng of
the nrinnmnnlH conference. j
Two general stores, a drug nnd hard
ware store, and n garage were en
tered by burglars at Loonnrd, Mo.,
near Qultiey. III. ?12,0OQ worth of Lib-
erty bonds and postage stamps, be
sides at quantity of gods were taken.
Following an argument over the al
leged refusnl of Frank "Zimmerman
to sell more Hum one qunrt of wine,
William Jordan Is dead and Zimmer
man Is held nt Fort Smith, Ark., under
$1,000 bond charged with Bccond
The Sunshine Spcclnl of tho Texns
nnd Pacific Railroad turned over near
Van Horn, Texas, nccordlng to reports
received at Kl Paso, Tex.
Loron K. Senckcr of Mount Vernon,
State Senator from the Klghteonth
District, a lid prominent In Hepuhllcan
party councils of Missouri, was fatally
Injured In an automobile accident near
Stotts City, Mo., nnd died half an
Miss Peggy (Irmly, 1(1 years old, Is
dead and her mnrrled sister, Mrs. Av
ery Stokes, Is In the hospital not ex
pected to live as the result of nn auto
mobile accident two miles south of
West Frankfort, III. There were the
persons In tho car, driven by Avery
William A. Hlghtower was found
guilty of tlrst degree murder with rec
ommendation of life Imprisonment by
a Jury at Hedwood, Cal.
Jim Davis of Kl Paso, an overseas
veteran, was killed nt Tamplco, Mcx
nccordlng to a telegram received at
Kl Paso by the dead man's relntlves.
A double murder took place In a
coffee house at New York, where two
men fell In a pistol battle between
Italian gunmen over what the police
believe was n bootlegging feud.
Two men wore shot ti death In an
affray which, it is 'said, was the out
come of a "kissing game" at a party
at the home of John Allen at Curtis
Hay, a suburb of Haltlmote, Mo.
Raymond Cole was convicted of the
murder of Mrs. Anna MeKennon and
sentence was tlxed at life Imprison
ment by a Jury in the flnrlnnd circuit
court at Little Hock, Ark., after live
Handits roblnnl the Cherry Creek
National Hank near Huffnlo, N. Y., and
secured more than $ir0.000 In cash and
securities. It became known after bank
examiners had checked the Institu
tion's books, cash and securities lists.
Naming cashiers of both the Bar
dolph State Hank and the Hanover
Union State Hank as "figure heads"
for Jourgen Olson of Minot. N. D.,
and St. Paul, Minn., State Auditor An
drew Hussell of Springfield, 111., an
nounced that he hnd closed both In
stitutions and had appointed tempor
A policeman and a former policeman
were killed nnd three other ihtsoiis
were wounded In a pistol tight In n
West Side business men's club at Chi
cago, following a quarrel, which was
said to have started when some men
charged the policeman with bilng n
The most sensational Jail delivery
In the history of Knox County oc
curred nt C.alesburg, 111., when eight
prisoners escaped from the county Jail
by sawing through six heavy Iron rods
protecting a window high In the cor
ridor, crawling through the narrow
window nnd letting themselves down
with a rope made out of bedclothlng.
The Mexican goernment has decid
ed to take over .0.iV) acres of land
held by Gen. Luis Terrains. Antonio
T. Vllareal, Secretary of Agriculture,
said In an announcement received at
the American consulate In Juarez.
The northern skies, during clear
nlghu. this autumn, have been streaked
with nn unusually large numtr of
"falling stars." The dlpln has hud
the striking feature of showing shirks
and smoke or apor in the trails of the .
meteors, says a Toronto tOnt.) rvport.
Turkish Nationalist forces on the '
northern end of the battle zone in
Asia Minor have bvn driven back, fob ',
lowing a senous nttack upon the Greek
right wing, says an official stotCHieut
issued at Alliens,
The Portugues-v government has re
slgiK-d .s a renlt of a successful mili
tary movement without bloodshed,
says a Heater dispatch from Lisboa to
Communications have been ex
changed between Pope Benedict and
King George ou the subject of the
Irish i?aee negotiations. The. pontiff
in hi raessage announced that he
prayed far the success of the confer
ence and the ending of the long dis
suasion. To this Kin; Georgo replied
that with all his heart he Joined iu the
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch
from Vienna to London states that n
report lias been recelvnd- there of the
death of Ludvrlg III, former King of
Bararia. at Sarvsr Castle In Huiixjltx.
Chemical Warfare Service Co
operates With Agricultural and
WAR ON RODENT AND INSECT
Permanent Artillery Against the Boll
Weevil and Other Pests Hoped for
Research Work 8lnce the War
Has Been Fruitful.
Washington. The War department
has recently usked the secretury of
agriculture nnd the secretury of the
Interior to co-operate v.lth the
chemical warfare service of tho army
In devising peace-time gases to com
bat the boll weevil and other civic
nnd Industrial pests. It Is the belief
of the nrmy that so many new chemical
gases and other chemical products
have been developed as a result of re
search work since the war that at
Inst tho government Is In a position
to extend tho hope that It mny be nble
not only to exterminate the rodents that
Infest the disease breeding quarters of
cities, but be nblo as well to cope
with and destroy the rodents nnd In
sects that destroy the agricultural
The developments of war must be
the Implements of pence, nccordlng to
Hrlgadler Cenernl Amos A. Fries,
chief of ehimlenl wnrfare of tho army.
Accordingly, the chemical warfare ser
vice has begun a campaign to develop
gases thnt will nttack nnd exterminate
not only the ruts that Infest sewers,
bnt the bugs and worms that cat up
the leaves and fruits of various agri
Blackbirds a Pest
At present, the army Is working nn
n request from Representative Philip
D. Swing, of Imperlnl Valley,
California, In the hope of finding some
thing that will exterminate the black
bird pest In that community.
Congressman Swing was n recent
visitor nt the Kdgcwood Arsenal, nt
Kdgewood, Maryland, where tho
chemical wnrfare gas research Is be
ing carried on. He had already asked
the government to devise some preven
tive against the hlnckhlnR He com
plained thnt the blackbirds bred In
millions In the delta of the Colorado
river, Just below the Grand Canyon,
and came over In mid-summer to tlev
nstnte tho kalllr corn tlelds sowed by
the farmers of the famous Imperial
As a result of Ills visit ho was as
sured that the Chemical Wnrfare
Service could devise a poison that
would kill some of the birds and drive
off the others. He was told, however,
thnt to use It the farmers would have
to content themselves with using their
products for food and fodder alone, as
the chemicals would destroy the re
seeding value of the fruit! In re
sponse, the congressman pointed out
that ns things stnnd the farmers get
neither food nor seed. Mr. Swing was
assured that the government would
undertake a nor.- series of experiments
to attempt to develop something that
would both protect the grain and its
The effectiveness of ehe.mlcnl war
fuiv ugnlnst rodents had already been
proven. The army recently sent a
(rroup of experts to Cuba with chemi
cal and instruments for destroying
rats and other vermin. The result
of their efforts is reported to have
been most satisfactory.
Come From Coal Tar.
Many of the chemicals used by the
government's synthetic chemists in
making up the formulas for wiping out
the.-e nuisances come from basic pro
ducts developed from coal tar. It Is
because of the Importance of this
Hays Inspecting a
I.KSHH.VI v- IIP
The finest motor transport service In the world. Is the goal set bv Post
master General Hnys for the motor service of the postotllco department Mr
llnys Is shown Inspecting one of the a.WO government-owned trucks received
.. .... .. u,.ur . ... ,.. -u.r ot mo group is ltulph II. Mutthlos-
on of New ork, who has been appointed special assistant to Mr. Hays for
the purpose of reorcanlilne the servlco
product In ehemlcnl wnrfare thnt tho
government Is Inclined to encourage
tho new American dyes Industry which
has grown up In this country since tho
wnr. Prior to the war, pructlcnlly nil
of the nnllme dyes were Gorman mndu
products. The Gernmti research chem
ists had the secret fonnulns nec
essary to develop such products and
there wus no Industry In the United
States able to cope with them equally.
In addition to the Importance of tho
dye Industry to tbfa first by-products
that go to make up both belligerent
and peace-time ehemlcnl warfare, the
government Is grently dependent upon'
the personnel of the dye factories nnd
other such Industries for Its wnr-tlmo
personnel. In" wnr time as well us
In pence It Is n question not only of
getting chemists who enn muster such
problems of composition but nlso of
getting trained Inbor that can handle
tho grent manufacturing processes.
It Tins been nn experience of the
government, as well us of commercial
Industries, thnt, In chemical work
trained Inbor enn snvo whnt are some
times dangerous losses of mnterlul
nnd, In addition, enn mnke prnctlcnl
suggestions to the chemists that
they never before had thought of.
The present plans of tho AVnr de
partment nro to get from the Depart
ment of Agriculture and the Depart
ment of the Interior such suggestions
ns they may cure to make on the peace
time work to be done against rodents
and posts nnd then turn the war-time
forces of tho nrmy to work against
them. Ilotli the Agriculture nnd
Interior departments are working on
the new problems nnd efforts nro be
ing ninde to get from the farmers of
tho country nnd from the bends of
city governments suggestions ns to the
best problems ugnlnst which to use
the new chemical developments. '
Imported "Infectious Disease"
Has Caused Much Damage
S300.000 U. S. GRANT ASKED
Evil Can Be Overcome by Removing
Currants and Gooseberries From
Nearby Areas 15 States En.
gaged in Battle.
Washington. lUIster rust hns been
doing such damage to the white pine
forests of the country thnt concerted
action Is being taken to overcome the
evil by the United States forest serv
ice and the United States bureau of
plant Industry, the forest departments
of lo states, the New York Association
of State Foresters and the conserva
Millions of dollars worth of the
white pine timber will be Injured and
grent areas of tlio white pine forests
killed unless prompt work Is done In
carrying out the method that has
proved effective In the eradication of
the white pine blister rust, says the
conservation commission, in u bulletin
Issued from Albany.
The whlte'plne Is recognized ns the
most valuable timber tree of the east
ern United Slates. The white pine
blister rust which attacks It wns
brought from Kurope. It Is said this
"Infectious disease" enn be controlled
und eventually eradicated by the re-
New Mail Truck
Wife Starts Distillery,
Husband Asks Divorce.
Toppcnlsh. Chnrgea Hint his
wlfo "opened up n distillery" ore
Included In the cross complaint
filed today by W. 11. Guiinoo In
nnswer to the suit for divorce
Instituted by his wife, Hcsslu
Guniioe, who Is deputy coun
ty game wurden nnd was former
ly connected with tho govern
ment force lighting protlntory
nnlmnls, snys thnt ho dutifully
brought home his pny check
right along nnd wns assured by
bis wife that she used his enrn
Ings to pay the household bills.
In reality, ho nsserts, sho
spent the money In riotous liv
ing with one It. N. llrown. Gun
noo alleges thnt his wife bade
him good-by In December, 1010,
and that for two weeks there
after lived with Urown, return
ing to Toppcnlsh to "open n dis
tillery." JUDGE PADDLES 4 TRUANTS
Takes Off Shoe In Court and Applies
, It With' Vlflor In Historic
Knnsns City. Judge B. E. Porter
field, presiding over the Juvenile court,
stopped n session of thnt court, re
moved one of his low shoes and
spanked four Juvenile delinquents with
The four boys, In court for truancy
from school, told the Judge they
would not go to school nnd asked him
to send them to the McCunc home,
the county homo for youthful offenders.
The Judge sent out for n sultnble stick,
but none could be found." He then
used his shoe.
"Whnt nbout school now?" he nsked
when he had replaced the shoe.
The four agreed to return to school.
moval of currnnts nnd gooseberries
from nil nrens within 200 yards of
white pine forests. A federal appro
priation of S300.000 Is sought for dem
onstrating methods of control to pine
owners, In co-operation with the states,
nnd for strictly enforcing the federal
quarantine prohibiting shipments of
blister rust host plants.
Fifteen States Represented.
The Association of State Foresters
having made a three-day tour of in
spection in Essex nnd Warren coun
ties, studying white pine blister rust
infections, n meeting wns cnlled at
which were present representatives of
the forest departments of California,
Oregon, Mlnnesotn, Wisconsin. Ohio,
New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont,
New Hampshire, Maine, Massachu
setts. Connecticut, New Jersey, Mary
land and Delaware; also of the United
Stntes forest service nnd United States
bureau of plant Industry.
The conservation committee's work
the Inst four years in connection with
white pine blister rust wns carefully
Under the guidance of Clifford It,
Pettis, superintendent of state forests,
nnd William G. Hownrd, nsslstnnt su
perintendent, the extensive forests of
white pine In Ksex county were ex
amined to note the Infections of the
blister rust, and its distribution from
pine trees to currant and gooseberry
bushes, nnd back to the pine; nnd tho
disastrous effect of these Infections.
There was found every gradation be
tween trees wholly killed nnd recent
Infection, Including partly killed trees.
In some of the cases damage was re
ported as nlinost equivalent to a forest
The resolution ndopted by the asso
ciation, which will be scut to congress,
the United Stntes Deiinrtment nf Atrri!
culture and to state nfllclnls, snys:
"The association strongly urges' thnt
n federal appropriation of $.'!00,000 he
made for demonstrating methods of
control to pine owners In co-operation
I with the states, nnd for strict enforce-
ment or the federal quarantine prohlb.
Itlng shipments of blister rust host
"It Is recommended that states with
lire leased pine Interests tnke linuiedl
nte steps to bring the danger from this
disease to public attention through
, sultnble publications and other
I nnd to appropriate adequate funds for
uie control or tlie disease."
The association also adopted resolu
tions advocating the pasvng,, of a bill
before congress making un appropria
tion of SlMl.OOO for the control of the
pine baric beetle on government-owned
lands In Oregon and California, and
favoring the retention of tho forest
service In the Department of Agrlcul.
Good Year for Groundhogs.
Heading. Pn.-Thls Is a great venr
for groundhogs, in ordlnnrv v'enrs
many baby groundhogs are Wwned
when heavy summer rains flood tho
'"Irs In tho hillsides. There have,
been no such rnlns since the lpm cnm
of groundhogs arrived, and the little
Mlows In llerks county ron ,
o ivnrh maturity. Mother pro,, d
bogs with largo families
reported to bo emerging from th lm
rows to feast It, the clover fields.
Followed Advice of Her
Druggist's Wife and Took
Lydia E. Pinkham's
Chicago, 111. "I was in bed with a
Mr.1n tn,ihln nnrl inflnmnintinn nnrl
nuu iuur uuciorB oui
nono of them did mo
any good. They all
safdl would have to
have an operation.
A druggist's wifo
told me to take Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound and
I took 22 bottles,
never missing a doso
and at the end or that
ffmo T wan rwrfptlv
nrnll. T havn never
had occasion to take it again oa I have
been so well. I have a six room flat
and do all my work. My two sisters
are taking tho Compound upon my rec
ommendation and you may publish my
letter. It is tho gospel truth and I will
write to any one who wants a personal
letter. "-Mrs. E. H. Haydock, 6824
St Lawrence Avenue, Chicago Illinois.
Because Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound saved Mrs. Haydock
from an operation we cannot claim that
all operations may be avoided by it,
but many women have escaped oper
ations by the timely use of this old fash
ioned root and herb medicine.
Cause and Effect.
"Didn't the bride look stunning?"
"And didn't the groom look stunned?'
TAKE ASPIRIN ONLY
AS TOLD BY "BAYER"
"Bayer" Introduced Aspirin to the
Physicians Over 1
To get quick relief follow carefully
the safe and proper directions In each
unbroken package of "ISayor Tublets of
Aspirin." This package is plainly
stumped with the safety "Uayer Cross."
The "Bayer Cross" means the geu
nine, world-famous Aspirin prescribed
by physlcinnsfor over twenty-one
A prehistoric city which flourished
about 2000 15. C hns been illsenvprprl
in ruins unearthed by Professor Bleg
en of the American Archaeloglcal
school In Athens. The city was situat
ed between Corltrth und Mvcenne. In
Help That Aching Back!
Lame in the morning I A dull back
ache all day long! Worn out when eve
ning comes! The same old round of
suffering! To endure such misery it
both foolish and unnecessary, rind
the cause of your trouble. Likely it's
your kidneys and that nagging back
ache may be Nature's warnina of kidnev
weakness. You may have fharp stab
bing pains, a depressed feeling and blad
der irregularities. Don't risk more seri
ous kidney trouble. Help your wakened
kidneys. Doan.' Kidney Pills have
helped thousands. Ask your neighbor I
An Illinois Case
-hff.fWtrtt.lHiStmr Mrs. Hannah Pe-
. - .nr.j.r. ri-rt.i, T,
isays: "I had pains
acrosa the small
ot my back and my
I stooped I had
severe d a I n s
.through my back
wmcn made it air
tlcult to straighten
ngalp. I was trou
bled with my sight
blurring and felt
nev PUlfl Rnnn ra.
ucveu jno 01 Kiuney aisoraer."
Get Dowi'i t Any Store, 60c Bex
FOSTER. MILBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
Nujol makes you regu
lar as clockwork.
Without forcing or irri
tating, Nujol softens the
food waste. The many
tiny muscles in the
intestines can then re
move it regularly. Ab-solutclyharmless-tryit.
"that good kind"
cfiy itand yon,
will know why
W. N. U ST. LOUIS. NO. 43-1921.