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U. S. Dead to Remain
The 65,000 American dead io
France must be left in the graves
they now occupy until the French
are ready to txbume their own
dead, which it is hoped will be be
fore January 1, 1922
The Forei gn Office has promised
Co consider the latest request of the
American Government for the re
turn of its fallen soldiers, but later
the following official announcement
"It has been definitely decided
th at the Allies who fell together for
the same cause should remain to
get her in death until circumstances
permit of the returning of the bodies
to the families for whom they sacri
The proposed law forbidding the
exhumation of the soldier dead for
three years did not pass at the last
session of the Chamber of Deputies,
but the Foreign Office expects that
it will be adopted soon. This bill
specifies a delay in exhumation of
th ree years frcm the promulgation
of the law, but it is expected that
this period will be shortened.
At the Foreign Office it is said to
be probable that the exhumation
will commence considerably before
Instructions that American sol
dier dead interred in France outside
the so-called "zone of the armies'
be brought home as soon as arrange'
ments are completed have been is
sued by Secretary Baker. About
1 6,000 bodies lie outside the zone.
Ret urn of those within it depends
on action by the French Govern
ment, which has been asked to with
dr aw its restrictions.
Lieut. Col. Charles C. Pierce has
been placed in charge of the graves'
An example of the benefit which
may come to a community from
the well-directed efforts of State
and Federal agencies, coupled with
the cooperation of farmers, for the
control of bog cholera is shown in a
recent report of a veterinary inspec
tor of the Bureau of Animal Indus
try. United States Department of
Hog cholera control work was
inaugurated in 6ix counties in the
northeastern section of North Caro
lina August 1, 1916. An intensive
campaign was carried on for a
period of 14 months. It included
iavestigation of reported outbreaks,
demonstrations in the use of serum
and virus, and the disinfection of
premises. As the services of prac
ticing veterinarians were not avail
able, a number of laymen were
trained inthe administration of the
serum treatment for cholera. After
that period of intensive activities
the work was withdrawn to another
section of the State, only general
supervision being given to the orig
During October a survey was
made of the counties comprising
the district in question, and a ques
tionnaire was submitted to as many
of the farmers as could be reached.
Answers received and tabulated in
dicate that there has been a reduc
tion in Icsses from cholera of over
72 per cent, and an increase of over
160 per cent in swine production,
due to the protection offered by the
immunization of the animals. There
bas also been a maked improve
ment in the type of this class of
animals, due to the knowledge that
it is possible to raise more and 'bet
ter hogs without danger of having
them destroy ed by cholera
The Missionary Society of the
Methodist Church will beat home
to the ladies of Monroe City and
community at a Towel Tea on
Tuesday afternoon, Deccember 2,
io the Sunday school room of the
en urea. All kinds or towels will be
on display at various prices.
Mrs. Lucy Davis, of Shelbiqa,
was the guest of Miss Grace Turner
from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Cause of High Costs
Over in Canada they have also
their troubles with the H C of L.
and a committee of parliament has
been trying to find out the reasons.
Most of the conditions which they
point out exist in this country, and
have ted to the present abnormal
The Canadian committee find
that one reason for excessive prices,
is that during the war large num
bers of people were drawn from the
rural districts into the cities aud in
dustrial and munition making cent
ers. The result has been a great
scarcity of labor on the farms, creat
ing a deficiency in fcod production
and adding to the cost of all farm
That is a condition that exists all
over this country. Never before
has there been such a shortage of
farm help. While the factories are
employing more people than ever
before, the farmers are trying to
turn out a bigger product with less
Manufacturing industries and the
towns in which they are located na
turally desire to grow and do more
business. It is a praiseworthy am
bition, which they may well seek Uf
carry out. But nothing is accomp
lished when they make their gain
by drawing in people off the farms
of the surrounding country.
The way for manufacturing towns
and manufacturing industries to
get a normal growth is to draw in
new workers from the great mass
of people who have been engaged
in non-productive occupations, and
turn them into real producers. Al
so a live city can always grow by
drawing people from other cities
that have less enterprise and public
spirit. But drawing workers off the
farms to work in the factories is
like taking material out of a house
foundation to pile on the superstruc
ture. It may seem to build a bigger
house, but the thing may topple
Considerable interest bas been a-
roused by the publication of news
paper stories to the effect that the
doctors have discovered a method
of transplanting glands to elderly
persons with the result that they
become as young as ever. Just a-
bout the time hope shone brightest
the doctors stepped forward to ex
plain that the only effect wes to
make the old feel younger for a few
months. Well, a few months is a
Mrs. Fannie Sechrist who bas
been visiting relatives in Monroe
a nd vicinity for some time went to
Kansas City Wednesday to visit her
sister, Mrs. Rutherford Saling and
family,, before returning to her
home at Tyro, Kas.
Mrs. T. J. Proctor returned Satur-
day night from Kansas City where
she had been several days at the
bedside of her husband who is critic
ally ill at a hospital in that city.
At this writing be is reported slight
The football season at the Chillico
the Business College closes Satur
day night with a big annual banquet.
Sweaters will be awarded the letter
men aud addresses made bv Pres.
Moore, Coach Neel, Athletic Mana
ger'Lail, Capt Hilden and others.
There is no vacation at the Chil
licothe Business College Christmas
except Christmas Day, so students
entering at the big Winter Opening
next Monday will not be interrupt
ed by the so-called Holidays "
Corporal J. L Hayden, of Ft.
McArthur, is spending a fifteen
day furlough at home on account
of the illness of his mother, Mrs. J.
Mrs. M. B.
Proctor left Tuesday
for Columbus. Miss., to visit through
the Christmas and New Year holi
days with her mother. Mr- B. L
t Pact IrvK .fRn In k .u. ......
Mrs Jasper McClintic was
Quincy visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. Albert Bixler, of Ely. was
shopping in Monroe Tuesday.
C. H. Ridgewny and wife are
spending the week in St. Louis.
D. W. Swigggrt and wife were
shopping in Hannibal Saturday.
Mrs. Edgar Davenport was among
the Hannibal shoppers Tuesday.
R. F. Bouse man bas been appoint
ed census enumerator for Monroe
Dr Emma Cain, of Hannibal vis
ited Mrs. W. J. Rouse part of the
Mr. and Mrs. J. L Watts, of
Brookfield, came in Tuesday to visit
Miss Mildred McMillan, of Hun
newell was shopping in Monroe
Mrs. J. R Leake wett to Hunne-
well Saturday to visit her mother,
Mrs. Ed Jackson visited her
daughter, Mrs. Yancy Byrd at Hun-
Misses Susie and Lillian Calvert
went to St. Louis Monday for a
several weeks visit.
MissLuvonia Botkina, of Madi
son, is visiting at the home of her
brother, A. P. Botkins.
Mrs. Wm. Medc8lf, of Rensselaer,
8 pent Friday with Mrs. Mary Cline
and Miss Anna Martin.
Rev. and Mrs. W. A. McKee and
little daughter, Emma Jane were
Quincy visitors Tuesday.
Complete line of Victrolas and
Victrola Records will be found at
Walker's Jewelery Store.
Mrs. L C Landrum, of Hunnewell
w as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
Tompkins the first of the week.
Mras D. M. Miller and Anna Hill.
of Hunnewell, are visiting at the
home of Chester Shaw in Quincy.
Master John Hutchison, of Clar
ence visited the first of the week at
the home of his uncle, A. P. Bot
Mrs. Walker Bixler has returned
to her home at Elpaso, III., after
visiting her parents, Chas. Evans
Members of the Rebekah lodge
are requested to be present Tuesday
night, Dec. 2nd, for the purpose of
Mr. and Mrs Ed Wilson and chil
d ren returned to their borne at Oak
w ood Sunday after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. R L Wilson.
Mr 8. Hattie Webber, of Hunne
well, returned borne Tuesday after
a visit with her daughter, Mrs.
Miss Manona Shearman came in
fro m Kirksville to spend the Thanks
giving holidays with ber parents Mr.
and Mrs. W. fcl Shearman south of
Mr. and Mrs. E. L Wingerter who
were ' married in Quincy Monday
spent the day "with Mr. and Mrs. D.
W. Tompkins before returning to
their borne at Chickasba.' Okla.
Mrs. W. M. Wallace, of Indian
Creek, went to Galesburg, III., Wed
nesday to visit her son, Robert Wal
lace. She will visit at several points
in Iowa before returning home.
Mrs. Jane Austin, of Goss and
Miss Lou Shearman, of this city,
left Wednesday for Ozark. Ark.,
where they will spend the winter
with their brother, C A. Shearman.
Mrs. T. P. Middleton, of Bucklio,
came in Monday to visit ber mother.
Mrs. Mary Rouse and family. Rev.
M iddleton is assisting Rev. N. F,
Johnson. in a revival meeting at
JamesDort.- - f "-
Elmer V. Vaughn
Elmer Virgil Vaughn was born
March 25, 1876 in Monroe county
He passed away at St Mary's bospit
a I in Quincy Nov. 25. 1919. where
he bad been for several months
afflicted with tuberculosis which
was the cause of his death.
The body was brought to Monroe
on the noon train and taken to the
Holy Rosary Church where the
funeral service was conducted by
Fr. Connelly pastor of that church.
B urial was in St. Judes cemetery.
The Annual Corn Show of the
Monroe County Growers' Associa
tion will be held in Paris December
11. Sam Jordan will be one of the
principal speakers, making his ad
dr ess in the afternoon. Classes will
be opened for new members so that
they will have the same chance at
the prize money as the older mem
b ers. It is hoped that everyone will
have a sample of corn in the show
The same prizes will be offered this
year as last, $5 for first in each
class, $3 for second, $2 for third
and $1 for fourth.
Miss Mollie Nesbit and Mr. Nor-
ris Buckman were married at the
residence of Rev. Fr. Connelly of
this city Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock. The bride is the daughter
of Walker Nesbit, of Hunnewell,
and the groom is the son of J. S.
Buckman, of near Hunnewell, aud
they with Mrs. J. S. Buckman went
from here after the ceremony to
Kewanee, III , where they will reside
in the future. J. S. Buckman and
another son will follow in a few.
The three negroes who escaped
from the mob who took them from
the Macon conty jail, and afterwards
were captured and taken to Hunts
ville jail, were brought to Moberly
for trial last Tuesday, two of them
being sentenced to ten years in the
Missouri penitentiary, and the? third
one, who was charged with carry
ing concealed weapons, was given a
two year sentence to the same place.
The bond issue for $1,350,000 for
good roads in Marion County, voted
on Tuesday of this week was voted
down for the second time by a ma
jority of about 600 votes. The first
time it was beaten by less than
twenty votes. . According to un
official reports the proposition car
ried everywhere in the county ex
cept in Hannibal when one word
only gave it a majority.
Mrs. W. A. Mgrford of St. Joseph,
returned home after a long visit
with Mr. and Mrs. L E. Morgan
southeast of town. Mrs. Morford's
nephews, Ray and Fred Morgan,
returned home with her for a
ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL.
9:45 a. m. Sunday School. 11:00
a. m Morning Prayer and Sermon.
7:30 p. m. Evening Prayer and Ser
mon. The public is cordially invit
ed. Rev. O. Lindstrom. Rector.
Miss Velma Janes is spending
the Thauksgiving holidays with her
parents in Lakenan. Miss Goldie
Smith accompanied her.
Miss Ada Rennolds went to Lake-
nan Wednesday to 'spend Thanks'
giving with homefolks.
Mrs. Anna Hutcbeson. of Quincy,
is visiting at the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Geo. H. Shaw, of Hannibal,
is visiting at the home of L A.
Koms Market for Thursday.
Corn, new .. .......
Oats .. ,
Hay. baled ...........
Fountain of Youth
Since Adam cavorted around it
the Garden of Eden man has beer
searching for the fountain of youth- .
Many times enthusiastic scientists
have been on the trail of the great
discovery, but always old age bast
overtaken them at the usual stage -of
the game and they have lived
their allotted time and departed to
the realms beyond.
Now comes a scientist who has
discovered life giving glands in the
ape and declares grafting of these -glands
into the human body in
creases vitality three fold and
makes an old man young. The
same principal is applied by graft
ing glands of young men who die
from accidents or by other mean
besides disease into the bodies of
old men. An experiment of this -kind
was made in the California)
penitentiary at San Quentin. CaihV
recently, and the elderly man into
whose body were grafted the glands -of
the younger man a murderer
who was hanged is able to sit up
in bed and 6tnoke bis pipe.
A Paris surgeon urges the public--to
forget sentiment which compels
bodies of healthy young men whose
lives are snuffed out by accidents: -to
be committed back to earth to
returu to dust, when these life giv
ing glands could be removed and
placed in cold storage to furnisht
new vigor and strength to older -men
who are near the grave.
If glands from the ape actually
are found to rescue aged persons---from
the grave, the ape is due for
great popularity. Ape farms should '
be establiebed and a campaign off
education instituted bv. lraTluited.
States governr-Jitut to urge every
man to raisehis own ape. Every"
man acts like a monkey occasional
ly, and the.ljdea of having glandss
of an ape in his anatomy should not
Goods Roads Save
The state Engineer dfNspfaskao
bas been conducting an extensive
campaignifor good roads, and he
gives some remarkable results or
tests of their economy.
It has been shown, he finds, that
to pull a ton over an ordinary earthv
road, takes 218 pounds of power. To
pull it over a macadam road, takes
63 pounds of power; over a gravelled
road, 78 to 81 pounds of power, and
over a paved road, 27 pounds or
power. It is easy to see how a bad
road connecting a food producing
district with the railroad adds to
t he cost of living, and tends to dis
courage the farming industry.
As a result of the showing that
has been made of the economy of
good roads, many farmers in that
that are contributing out of their
own pocket sums ranging from
$500 to $1000 to help the work,
along. They believe the good,
road add 8 that value to their farms
When the people everywhere learn
to look at the road question in
that light, the present tax on food
production caused by the miserable-
condition of the majority of country -
roads, will have been removed-
One interesting result of thee Ne
braska experiments, was the show
ing that earth roads can be success
fully built for 30 cents a square '
yard, thus demonstrating that the
back roads can be built without in
curring a prohibitive cost for ex
pensive material and construction.
The more labor costs, the more
necessary good roads become. Ia
the days when farm help was
abundant and cheap, it did not
make 60 much difference if the
ferm band took all day to truck,
material to the railroad station that
should go in half that time over
hard roads, But when farm help- .
is so scarce and high priced, it be
comes necessary to have the best
facititities for transportation.
Mrs. A. C. Killefer, of Harriman, '
Tenn.. returned Friday after visiting
several days at the home of John R."
Buckman. , " .,