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FAIR PLAY, STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI.
SCHOOL CHILDREN ASKED
TO ASSIST UNEMPLOYED
State Superintendent Says They Can
Render Considerable Aid by
Jefferson City, SIo. Missouri school
children will be usked to aid In the
cumputgn to reduce unemployment,
according to Stuto Superintendent
Sam A. linker, who compares the un
employment problem with the food
conservation problem of 1018, In which
the schools rendered Invaluable uld.
Superintendent llaker sent leters to
'school officers throughout the state,
explaining that Herbert Hoover, chair
man of the national unemployment
'conference, has culled upon the Nil
'tlonul Education Association to rally
Ithe school 'forces back of ihe move
ment to find Jobs for 11,500,000 unem
ployed. In addition to giving special study
to lecul conditions, the schools are
asked to give publicity to proposed
remedies and to include in courses
of study provision for consideration
of unemployment as a permanent
problem. Emergency measures will
Include a general "spruce-up cam
paign," In which nil the people of tiie
nation will be asked to ilnd the odd
'jobs to enable millions of men to earn
38 PER CENT IN STATE
IN GAINFUL PURSUITS.
Jefferson City, Mo. More than 3S
per cent of the total population of Mis
souri Is engaged in gainful occupa
tions, according to information com
piled on the basts of the 1020 census
report by the State Bureau of Labor
Statistics under the direction of Wit
Ham II. Lewis, labor commissioner.
There are 1,317,010 persons 10 years of
uge and over in the state In gainful
pursuits, which Is .'18.7 per cent of the
state's population over 10 years of age.
The percentage In gainful occupa
tions shows a slight decrease over that
In 1010, according to the report, there
being 39.1 per cent of the state's popu
lation gainfully engaged at that time.
with a total of 1,200,330 workers in
this cluss. This number Is 49.7 per
cent of the stute's population of 10
j'enrs or over.
Of the 1,317,010 gainful workers In
the state, 1,072,300, or 81.1 per cent
are males, and 241,000, or 18.0 per
cent, are females. The male gainful
workers constitute 77.4 per cent of alt
males 10 years of ngo and over, as
against 80.7 per cent In 1910, while
the female workers constitute 18.1 per
cent of all the females 10 years of age
and over, as against 10.8 per cent In
ST. LOU I SANS BUY $354,000
PRINTING PLANT AT CAPITAL
.Tell'ers.on City. The Hugh Stephens
Printing Company of this city has been
bought by a syndicate of St. I.oulsans,
headed by William Sacks, a banker,
and George W. Brown, shoe nmiiufnc
turer. Other parties to the deal are
said to be ISotz '& Sons of Sedullu.
The Stephens Company Is the state
printing contractor and the deal in
To Raise $10,000 for Bridge.
Butler, Mo. More than 3,000 will
attend a mass meeting at Eldorado
Springs, where $10,000 will be raided
to complete the $20,000 fund for the
construction of a bridge over (he
Osage Itlvcr, two miles south of Prairie
City, on the final link of the Kansas
City and Springfield short line.
Corn Crop Three-Fourths Normal.
Fulton, Mo, Estimates compiled by
the crop experts indicate that the corn
yield In Callaway County wjll be uboiu"
three-fourths of a normal crop. The
corn was damaged by the cinch bugs
early In the "rowing season and the
wet weather of this fall also kept It
from maturing early.
Noted Zinc Operator Dies.
.Toplin, Mo. John Itobb Holmes, one
time candidate for congressman from
this district and former prominent as
a mine operator, Is dend at his home
In Los Angeles, Cal., ut the age of 70
years. He was u resident of Joplln
until about six years ago.
Workers Set New Record.
Columbia, Mo. A new record for
concrete laying for one day has just
been established on tthe Oak street
project when when 515 running feet
was put down. This broke the prevl
ous high record of 474 running feet
by the sanio crew.
Director Hughes Closes State Bank.
Jefferson City, Mo. The Milan
Slate Bunk of Milan, Mo., was closed
by J. G. Hughes, stuto bank director
of finance, acting upon a telegram he
received from the board of directors
of the Institution.
Hardware Firm Bankrupt.
Butler, Mo, The Metz Hardware
Company, located at Metz, south of
here, nmde a voluntary assignment
to Fred Myers. Dull business und
poor collections were the cause of the
Turn Hospital Into Hotel.
Cupe Girardeau, Mo. The St. Froli
cs Hospital In this city, which hus
been occupied as a hospital for 32
years, will l converted Into a first
class family hotel und apartment
house. The place will bo leased by
O, A. Harbin, an experienced hotel
ijnau. of I'lggott, Ark.
, Robbers Get Only Tobacco.
Mansfield, Mo. A small quantity of
tobacco was all that was stolen when
the post office und general store of
iBryunt was brokcu Into.
Plot to Wreck Train Falls.
Sednlln, Mo. A plot to wreck the
northbound Missouri, Kansas and Tex
as "Flyer" near Lewis, a station close
to Scdalln, fulled when Thomas Itlv
ers, negro, who snys his home Is In
Jackson, Miss., quarreled with Loxnlo
Ilozcllc, negro. The two hnd planned
to wreck the train and then rob dead
and Injured passengers, according to
A rati had been removed from the
track when the two negroes quarreled
and Itlvers struck Hozello with a
wrench they had been using to tako
up the rail, Uozolle then lied mid
Itlvers stopped nn approaching train
by building a fire of dry grass on the
trnck. He told of the plan to wreck
Bandits Rob Cripple.
Poplar Hluff, Mo. Two bandits held
up and robbed Clnude Wilkes, a crip
pled farmer, at h point on Dan Illver,
south of I'oplur Bluff. Wilkes was re
turning home from u business trip to
Poplar Muff. After taking his money,
they carried him 100 yenrds from his
wagon and crutches and made their
escape while he crawled back on Ids
hands and knees.
Hundreds Attend Funeral of Hero.
Marcellne, Mo. Miss Ethel Lee
Buxton of Kansas City, first woman
to enter Germany after the armistice,
sung her famous song, "Let's Have a
Moment's Silence," here at the mil-
tury funeral of Wesley W. Wright,
private of Company II. Thirty-fifth
Division, who died In France Septem
ber 30, 1918, of wounds received In ac
To Drain 40,000 Acres.
Carrollton, Mo. The writ of quo
warranto, Issued out of the Missouri
supreme court, against the Norborne
Lund Drainage District, has been
quashed and work can now proceed
with these Improvements, after being
In the courts for five years. The dis
trict contains about 40,000 acres of
land. The plans of the district call for
the expenditure of nbout $500,000.
No Bids for Paving Work.
Poplar Bluff, Mo. The City of Pop
lar Hluff has outlined a paving project
that would have resulted in several
miles of street In the city being Ira-
proved, but the projects must be
ubundoned temporarily because no bids
huve been received for the work. It Is
likely that no more bids will be asked
for until spring.
Auto Club to Mark Roads.
Moberly, Mo. Plans are being com
pleted by the Automobile Club, a purt
of the Automobile Club of Missouri,
for the marking of 500 miles of road
out of Moberly before spring. One
thousand road signs will be placed, ac
cording to officials of the club, two
signs being located In each mile.
Missourlan Owns Old Bible.
Windsor Mo. James II. Avery, liv
ing 10 miles west of here,- hns an old
Bible which was printed about 1835.
This Bible belonged to his grandfather,
Uev. Henry Avery, who In 1859 helped
to organize the first church In Henry
County, known us Sardls Bethlehem
Building to Cost $150,000.
Columbia, Mo. Officials of Steph
ens College In this city have an
nounced that Science Hall will he
erected early In the spring or next
summer and that it will cost $150,000.
The plans have been drawn und the
money for the structure is available.
Special School Election Called.
Columbia, Mo. The Columbiu School
Board bus called a special election for
October 27 to vote on a $05,000 bond
election, the proceeds of which It Is
planned to use In purchasing addition
al grounds for the grade schools and
erecting one more ward school.
$27,793 S&wer Contract Let.
Cameron, Mo. The City Council hns
let the contract or the construction of
sewers In District No. 5 to the Mejers
& Peters Construction Company, of
Qulncy, III., on their bid of $27,073.ia
The engineer's estimate on the work
More Men Put to Work.
Monett, Mo, At the repair deart
ment of the Frisco railroad shops In
this city about forty car men huve
been put to work and this makes the
force equal to the one In the shops be
fore ithe reductions were ordered ear
lier In the year.
Poultry Show In November.
Muryvllle, Mo. The annual poultry
show of the Northwest Missouri Poul
try Association will bo held In this city
November 30 nnd December 1, 2 and 3.
At least 117 members of the various
boys' and girls' poultry clubs will show
Apple Tree Blossoms.
Poplar Bluff, Mo. Will Spanghurst,
the country hojue of Mr. mid Mrs. I.
W. Spungler, of this city, have n crop
of Junnnry apples? This became a
topic when Spanghurst brought In sev
eral blossoms picked from one of the
Music for Callaway CoTjnty.
Fulton, Mo. The Commercial Cluli
of this cltv bus arranged to send
Bovd's Concert Band of 21 nieces of
this city In towns In Cullnwny County
and give a series of concerts as long
us the roads and weather permit.
Moonshine Draft Kills Man.
Marshull, Mo. Frank und Charlie
Johnson, young men living on the
river bottoms east of this city, drank
a qunrt of moonshlno Imported from
Howard County. Churlio Is dead and
Frank Is la u critical condition.
ax are made
SINCE the fad for artificial fruits
and flowers, used In decorative
lurnisuings, is growing, u is wurui
while to learn how these pretty things
are made. The work, like other fancy
work, Is more, of a recreation than a
task and puts bits of finery for the
houso within reach of every one, be
sides allowing refreshing chnnges. In
the group of small furnishings pic
tured above there are two baskets
made of paper 'rope one filled with
fruit nnd one with flowers, both of
them ns lovely as those the shops have
At the bottom of the group a little
telephone record book Is shown, made
of black oilcloth nnd decorated with
flowers, painted on with either oil
paints or sealing wax, and above It
cardboard and tin boxes lacquered
and decorated In the same way.
A SIMPLE ONE
NOW that fashion's devotees in
sist upon the .very simplest
imes in irocKs lor uayunie cur,
the Ingenuity of designers Is put to
the test. Their resourcefulness must
save these frocks from becoming mo
notonous by making the most of their
decoratlo'n, and they have called upon
all sources for Inspiration. This sav
ing grace of decoration has been con
siderably overdone sometimes one
must know where to leave olr but
this Is the exception nnd not the rule
In the new models presented for winter
Among them appears tbo handsome
and faultless dress shown In the pic
ture above, which may bo taken as a
representative of tho best Interpreta-
'tlons of the mode. Its lines could
hardly be less simple or more becom
ing nnd Its decoration Is everything
that could bo wished. Beads and silk
are used for u design which recalls
he motifs uced by American Indians
in their wonderful bend work, hut Is
arrled out In only one color, beige,
vlth steel beads. This combination
The fruits, whlrh mnv bo nlneed In
any sort of basket or suitable dish, re
quire wire, crepe paper and colored
sealing wax for making tnem. ai3
of cotton, wool hatting or crepe paper,
rolled Into Hie rlcht size and fastened
to a wire stem, are covered with melt
ed sealing wnx, which Is dripped over
them as it melts. They nru twirled
about to round them, the shape con
trolled while the wax Is pliable, and
dipped In water to cool them. Stems
nrc nmde bv wlndlnc the wire with
strips of green crepe paper or tissue
paper. The grapes nre made in green,
red nnd nurnlc bunches In the nnturnl
rolnr tones. The small annles require
two or three colors. After the apple Is
imidn In one color, nnd cooled. It Is
wiped dry and bits of other colors
droupped on It nnd blended In over
the small alcohol or otner name useu
for melting the wax.
Paper roses, shown In the basket at
iir Hirht. nre mnde In severnl ways.
Those pictured of pink crepe paper are
merely narrow strips, roucu at tne
ii wound nbout the end of a
wire stem. They are fastened to the
stem with tie wire and set In milli
nery foliage or In foliage bought witn
Black lacquer Is used for covering
the tin powder nnd rouge box, and col
nrpii wn for slmulatlnc ribbon and
flowers on them, nnd the telephone
book Is merely a icngtn oi uiacit oil
cloth folded nnd painted on one side.
A black silk cord binds Its leaves to
the cover and serves to suspend It.
- PIECE FROCK
on almost nny of the fnshlonnble colors
or black will not full to be approved
by women of conservative and ele
gant taste. In this model the 'em
broidery Is not npplled directly to tho
frock but In separate pieces of mute
rial which uru set on. In the bodice,
they ure loose nt ihe bottom, allowing
the narrow girdle of tho fabric In tho
dress to slip through them, nnd In the
skirt they form pockets ns well ns
adornments. This dress Is made of
dark blue velours with satin vest to
match, but It would he effective In
any of tho fashionable suitings or In
ccnuoMT n vnrum HtvsMru union
To Remove Peach Stains.
Wet with cold water, then cover ho
stain with cream of tartar and place In
the sun, then wash In the usual way
and the stain will disappear.
PACKAGE SENT BY REDS COM
. TAINED DEADLIEST OF
MACHINE LABELED PERFUME
Outrage Against U. S. Ambassador
Herrlck Deeply Resented by
Every Frenchman Worthy
of the Name.
Pnrls. A small oblong package,
wrapped In plain while paper, tied
with u strong cord and mnrked "per
fume," lay on a table In the olTlce of
the American Ambassador, Myron T.
Herrlck, wticre It hud been delivered
by registered post.
Thinking It was n gift, the ambas
sador's secretary, Lawrence Norton,
curried It to the ambassador's resi
dence, the former home of Trlnee I
.larques do Broglle, at 1(3 Avenue de
Messlne. Early In the evening, the
nmlmssndor's valet, Blunchard, saw
the package on n desk, and, following
custom, stnrtod to open It. The re
moval of the paper revealed n small
pasteboard box. such as might be used
for holding soap. Almost Immediately
n spring was released, and as Blanch
nrd lifted, the lid he heard a familiar
noise, which brought bank the days
when he was a bomlier In the British
Army. He hurled the box through
the open hnthroom door nnd ran from
the room. The bomb exploded In the
doorway, two fragments hitting the
valet In the buck. He wns not seri
"I Am Hit," Shouts Valet.
The ambassador, his dnughter-ln-
law, Mrs, Pnrmely nerrlck, and her 7-year-old
son, wore just ut this time
ascending the stairway preparatory to
entering Herrick's suite. Blnnchard
came running out as the ambassador
renched the top.
"A bomb hns exploded and I am It P
the valet shouted.
Blunchard then collapsed and was
rnrrled downstairs. The ambassador
motored Immediately to the Hotel Crll
lon to nsk General Pershing the best
thing to do, nnd the prefect of police
The bomb Is believed by the police
to have been sent by French Commun
ists as n protest against the convic
tion of two Communists In the United
States charged with murder. It con
tained the deadliest of explosives, ac
cording to the prefect and his stnft
of bomb experts.
The ambassador's first thought was
to Ignore the matter, but General
Pershing nnd others advised him to
make the full devils public because
of the possibility of other bomb out
rages. The prefect, accompanied by
the Attorney General of France, came
to the hotel nnd shortly nfterwurd
went with the ambassador to the hit
ter's home. The prefect made the an
nouncement that 5.000 police nnd de
tectives would begin nt once n search
Ing inquiry nnd that probably there
would be numerous nrrests among the
SIX STATES TO M0B0LIZE
TROOPS IN RAIL STRIKE
Food Supplies to Be Kept Moving,
New England Governors Say
Ships May Be Used.
Boston, Mass. All the troops of six
New England states will be mobilized,
If necessary, to give protection to
rallwny operation and keep food sup
plies moving In the event of a rail
way strike. Governor Cox announced
thnt the governors of the other live
states In New England were In per
fect nccord with him In tills plan.
Delegates from all New England
stntes met In the statehouse in Boston
to plan for the emergency. Twenty
five oil burning ships of the United
States Shipping Board, now laid up
ut the nrmy base In Boston, may be
pressed Into service In case the rall
wny employes tie up land transporta
tion between tbjs city and other cities
on the eastern seaboard. These ships
will be available to distribute all kinds
of foodstuffs, Including Hour, accord
ing to n report made by the health
All the resources of the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology will be
bent, In the event of n strike, to train
ing others to take the places of the
strikers In the shortest time possible.
The Executive Committee of the Insti
tute has offered to Governor Cox nil
the facilities of the Institution for this
purpose. Plans are already under way
for the formation of cluses in prac
tical railroading, by which, It- is said,
that men can be trained sufficiently to
move trains within u period of u few
Brigadier General Woodhull Dies.
Princeton, N. J. -Brig. Gen. Alfred
Alexander Woodhujl, United Stntes
Army, retJrpd, died nt his homo, lie
was u veteran of the Civil Wnr, a
member of many medical orguulzutlons
und one of Princeton's oldest gradu
ates. G. A. R. Vice Commander Dies.
Washington, Capt. Amerlcus Who
don, vice-commander of the Grand
Army of the Republic, died here, aged
SI jours. He was visiting u daughter
here at the time of his death.
EASY TO KILL
Ready for Use Better Than Traps
Direction In 15 language In ererr box.
bti, Mloe. Cockroaches, Anta and Waurbon
ieatro food and property and are rarrleri oi
Ui.u.. SUdrni1 ltr(- fatU forws thee peM
to ran from tha bolldln for water and f reati all.
BOo and 11.60. "Moner back If It fall."
U. S. Uoverutuent hay 1U
Cutting Trees Fst.
Annual forest cutting In New Eng
land nnd New1 York Is approximately
8,202,000 cords, nnd at this rate the
supply will last approximately 17
years, says "The Permanent Builder"
(Chicago) In Its co-operation with the
American Forestry association for a
national forest policy. Estimated an
nual cutting In the Lake stutes Is
8,030,000 cords, and If continued will
exhaust the supply In that region
within 18 years the statement snys.
Pennsylvania, Mnrylnnd. Virginia,
and North Carolina, with their smaller
forest resources ure even worse off,
the annual cutting being oulculnted at
1,470,000 cords, at which rnto the
spruce, hemlock and fir will Inst but
ten years. Only In Alaska, Washing
ton, Oregon, nnd California nro the
reserves In no Immediate danger of
exhaustion if the cutting continues at
the present rnto of 2,218,000 cords a
A Busy Man.
Cassldy An' how's things wld yout
Casey Busy, very busy, Indade.
Cassldy Is It so now?
Casey Ay. Shure every time I'm
at laysure I hev somethln' to do.
The Taplro pygmy people are cul
tl rotors of tobacco.
Notice this delicious
flavor when you
smoke Lucky Strike
it's sealed in by
the toasting process
Keg. U S. PiL Oft
A clean, counter
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brings most remarkable results
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Harmleii. purely rentable. In
fant' and children' regulator,
formula on every label. Guaran
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Waterproof Apron Buy llrect the beet at
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