Condensed News Items
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
Frank K. Boyd, member of the firm
of Boyd & Yearwood, publishers of
the Morning News and the Inde
pendent in West Frankfort. III., died
Mr. Boyd was well known through
out the state in newspaper and poli
tical circles, and had a wide acquaint
ance among the state officials.
Section men working on the inter
urban street-car line near Stillwater,
Minn., found $1,000 bonds under ties
on the track. One bond was on a
lumber company and the other issued
by a land company.
A shortage of $40.000 in its accounts
was reported by the Oakland Branch
of the Bank of Italy. Oakland, Cal.,
to the State Superintendent of Banks
and the Oakland police.
Glenn E. Plumb, counsel for the six
teen larger railroad organizations and
author of the celebrated "Plumb Plan
of railroad operation and ownershii
died at Washington.
Rev. S. Cameron Morrison, widely
known Episcopal clergyman, died at
his home at Seattle, Wash., and the
Coroner is investigating to determine
whether lie drank poison handed him
by mistake when lie sought to pur
chase cough medicine.
Peter Skiba was sentenced at Chica
go to six months in church for beating
his wife. In order not to leave Mrs
Skiba and her seven children without
support if Skiba was sent to jail
Judge Morgan appointed her to see
that the church sentence was carried
out three times on Sundays, with mid
week prayer meetings added.
Lyle Painter, 7-year-old son
Joseph Painter, of Johnson Township,
was thrown from a horse lie was rid
ing at Pana, 111., and was kicked to
Mrs. Ora Moore, of Wayne County
was drowned in the Little Wabash
River, Fairfield. III., when an auto
mobile which she was driving went
over a 25-foot embankment. Her three
children, who were riding with lier,
Five persons were killed and one in
Jured when an automobile occupied by
the five attempted to avoid collision
with another machine and was crowded
In front of a speeding Detroit and Pon
tlac Interurban car just north of De
Lieut. Tracey Lyons, O. R. C., avi
atlon section, U. S. Army, and Augus
tus Altemeier, Jr., of Port Jervis, were
burned to death at Port Jervis, N. Y
when an airplane in which they were
riding crashed to earth. Breaking of a
propeller caused the plane to take a
fatal nose dive.
Nearly 1,500 persons, mainly women
and children, were imperiled, fifty
were Injured and two girls were flung
Into the North River, New York, when
the excursion steamer. Grand Republic,
ulster ship of the General Slocum
crashed in to the Erie Railroad ferry
boat, Chautauqua, off the Chambers
* Charles Strnub. 35 years old, a fire
man employed by the Moss Tie Com
pany at Valley Junction, south of E
8t. Louis, died at St. Mary's Hospital
as u result of severe burns suffered
a few minutes before when a water
tube in an engine in the boiler room
at the company's plant exploded and
drenched him with scalding water.
Frank Fuhr, a farmer, living near
Atherton, Mo., died after being struck
on the head with a shovel wielded by
William M. Van Arsdall, a neighboring
farmer, according to reports to John
L. Miles, county marshal.
The supreme international conven
tion of the Knights of Columbus, in
session at Atlantic City, N. J„ sent u
«•able to Cardinal Gaspari, papal secre
tary of state, pledging Pope Plus XI
that they would continue to comple
tion the $1,000,000 American welfare
work in Rome, which they undertook
at the request of Pope Benedict XV.
In order to save the lives of two
peasant women with babies in their
arms. Col. Rafae> O'Neil, an Ameri
can, drove his airplane into a tree, de
molishing it. O'Neil, who is head in
structor of the federal aviation school
at Mexico City, and Antonio Rivera,
acting director of the school, who was
In the plane with O'Neil, were injured.
Investigation Into the disnpj>enrn»ce
of 65 cases of Scotch whisky from a
lot of 100 cases, seized by the har
bor police from a rum runner, w'us de
manded of Police Commissioner En
right by T'nlted States District Attor
ney William Hayward at New York.
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Sylvester Tut
tle of St. Louts, presiding bishop of
the Episcopal Church, who is spending
his annual vacation at Wequetonsing,
Mich., does not want the book of com
mon prayer changed. He is perfectly
satisfied with the prayer book, which
is 370 years old, as it Is at present.
Inauguration of negotiations at
Washington looking to the refunding of
sums due to the United Stntes by en
tente nations lias developed that an Im
portant connection exists between such
refunding and the ability of Germany
lu neet her in«leiuuit>
In the stormiest election in the his
tory of the organization Luke E.
Hart, of St. Louis, defeated William
J. Mulligan, of Thompsonville, Conn.,
backed by the so-called "insurgent"
wing, winning by the narrow margin
of less than twelve votes for the office
of supreme advocate at the fortieth
annual convention of the Knights of
Columbus, in session at Atlantic City.
That adjustment of the strikes of the
railroad shopmen and the coal miners
will "bring a better understanding be
tween the employer and the employes."
was the opinion expressed at New York
I»y President Samii'.i <Jumpers of tin
American Federation of Labor.
Strike ballots were taken on the
Northern Pacific and Missouri Pacific
railroads, it was announced officially
at Cincinnati, Ohio, at the headquar
ters of the Brotherhood of Railway
and Steamship Clerks, freight hand
lers, station and express employes.
John Kalman, 48, former Baltimore
and Ohio railroad shopman, was shot
and killed and Pasquale Susi, 26, a
striking B. & O. shopman, was wound
ed at Newark, Ohio, by Moses Slo
cum!», 26. a negro of St. Louis, Mo.,
who claims to he a United States
Indications continued to multiply
that the federal government contem
plates no immediate step in the shop
strike situation. A member of Presi
dent Harding's cabinet declared, how
ever, that as an abstract proposition
"it might be imagined" that the gov
ernment would apply to the courts
for receiverships of such railroads as
were unable to execute their mail
Strikers who violate the injunction
orders of the federal court are guilty
of criminal contempt of court and will
be subject to prosecution by the Unit
ed States district attorney, according
to tlie ruling of Judge Andrew Miller
at St. Louis, in ordering the issuance
of writs of attachments against seven
teen former employes of the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Com
Murilynn Miller of the stage became
the bride of Jack Pickford of the screen
at the residence of the groom's sister,
Mary Pickford. and brother-in-law,
Douglas Fairbanks, at Beverly Hills,
a suburb of Los Angeles, Cal.
John H. Guil, Jr., of Chino, Cal.,
was nominated by President Harding
to be a member of the Federal Farm
John B. Woodward, • newspaper ad
vertising man of New York and Chi
cago. was sued for 3100,000 by Edith
L. Ransom, secretary to George Creel,
when he was war-time director of the
Bureau of Public Information.
Col. William H. Hart, now in charge
of tile quartermaster and docking
army bases at New York, was nom
inated by President Harding to 1*
quartermaster general of the regular
army, with t lie rank of major general.
He succeeds Maj. Gen. Harvy L. Rog
Directors of the North American
Newspaper Alliance announced at
New' York the election of Loring Pick
ering, publisher of lhe San Francisco
Bulletin, us general manager.
The most disastrous fire that hag
swept the European h usines quarter
in Hong Kong, China, in many years,
broke out. Among the buildings badly
dumaged is the Carleton Hotel on Ice
House Roud, the only American hotel
in the city.
There has been an alarming decrease
In the birth rate of Montenegro, due to
the loss during the war of so many of
the "Black Mountain's" fighting men.
The government is offering premiums
to mothers who bear male children,
says a dispatch from Cettinje.
America's share in the Argonne
fighting was recalled when a memorial
to 150,0C0 killed in the forests was
unveiled at Haute Chevauche, France,
near the ruins of Vauquoise. Premier
Poincare delivered the unveiling ad
Tlie Italian Ministry of the Interior
announced at Rome that the general
strike which was proclaimed through
out Italy three days ago in protest
against Fascist! reprisals against Com
munists was declured ended.
Premier Lloyd George announced in
tlie House of Commons at London that
tlie government lias decided to adopt a
recommendation of their ministry to
provide 500 airplanes for home de
fense at a cost of $10,000,000.
Heavy ice was the cause of the
transfer of Cupt. Amundsen, Artie ex
plorer, from his ship Maud to the
schooner Holmes, reported in meager
radio advices, according to a further
udio message to Nome, Alaska.
Five thousund lives are tielieved to
have been lost in the typhoon which
devastated Swatow, 250 miles north
west of Hong Kong, China.
Three thousand sacks of corn and
3,000 sacks of rice will leave Mazu
tlan for Riga on board a French ship.
The shipment will represent Mexico's
w -fl to .... o 'w! is. j
GIRLS AND BOYS
600 GATHER AT STATE UNIVERS
ITY FOR WEEK'S SHORT
MUCH INTEREST SHOWN
lovernor Parker Makes Stirring Ad
dress And Is Then Given A Great
Baton Rouge.—Just a few years ago
everybody thought anybody could
There were schools for most every
be- * alling on th , e ' ac , e of dearth except
I f* 1711 n 8 ail( ad an>one suggested
that . eXtra s î udy and learning was ue
cessary to plant, cultivate and harvest
j the various crops he would have been
the subject of scorn and the person
i who had mentioned schools for cook
j ing, baking, canning, etc., would have
; been in danger.
If all could have seen that great
j crowd of youngsters here to take the !
short course in agriculture, canning,
etc., they would see that the world
Governor Parker in speaking to the
800 club boys and girls gathered here
from all over the state said:
"I had rather talk to this kind of
an audience than any other kind."
He went into details describing the
plans of the operation of the Greater
Agricultural college, and explained
how it is possible for a befy of limited
means to work his way through col
Governor Parker was given a great
ovation. The honor song was sung
under the direction of Mrs. Bortha K.
Knox, as he entered Garig Hall.
W. E. Hopper, farmer of Zachary,
also addressed the assemblage.
Nearly all of the 400 girls enrolled
in the "Go to College Club," announc
ed Miss Norma Overby, state home
demonstration agent. This is one of
the few r states having such a club, said
Instruction in the selection of poul
try breeding stock and the planning
of poultry houses was conducted by
Miss Elsmer Wilson, of the poultry,
department of the state university,
and the care and feeding of poultry
was told the club boys by Harley H.
Williams^ head of poultry husbandry ^
of the university.
Each girl and boy went back home
enlivened with greater ambitions to
make farm life happier and more pros
Port Barre, La—A spaçial election
on issuance of bonds in the Durald j
City Consolidated School District will j
take place August 12. It is proposed,
by the school board to issue $15,000
in bonds to be used to build a four- :
room, two-story annex and to pay off,
an indebtedness of $4000 against the '
Columbia, La.—The police jury of
Caldwell parish met here in extra
session, and one of the troublesome
problems which it has to contend
..... . . .. . . „
with is how to meet the demand for ,
relief under the "mothers' pension"
New Orleans.—Pla-s vitually have
been completed for holding in New
Orleans a midsummer Shrine cere
monial by Jerusalem Temple, Ancinet
Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine,
on Saturday, August 19, it was an
nounced by Frank J. Herman, re
corder. More than 100 candidates
have signified their intention of cross
ing the firey sands. Representatives
from temples at Montgomery, Mobile,
Birmingham, Jacksonville, Shreveport,
Memphis and Baton Rouge, number
ing more than 200, have notified Re
corder Herman they will be present.
Crowley, La.—The Argentine ant is
going to have a hard tim^ to escape
death when the city-wide campaign
patterned after the one in New Or
leans is put on in Crowley under the
direction of the State Department of
Agriculture. A systematic fight is be
ing made against the pest in all of the
leading cities of Southwest Louiai
Natchitoches.—The State Normal
Glee Club held its annual banquet
recently. Rupert Cooke, manager of
th% Glee Club, was toastmaster.
Shreveport, La.—Robert B/ Cook,
district court reporter for Caddo par
ish, has completed his twenty-third
consecutive year in that position. Un
der the new state law, which removes
districts court reporters from control
of the clerks and makes them officers
of the court Mr. Cook requalified.
Pioneer.—Early Chappel, 20 years old,
was drowned in Bayou Macon near
here when he was seized by cramps
while in swimming recently. Two
friends went to his rescue but failed
to save him.
Lake Charles, La.—The board of
directors of the Chamber of Com
merce at a meeting, endorsed the 5 1-2
mills tax to be voted on in the near
future. The tax is for a more ade
quate water supply for the city and
is endorsed by the Kiwanis Club.
Baton Rouge, La.—The Ku Klux
Klan will become an issue in Louisi
ana politics in the campaign for gov
ernor, state officers and according to
the prediction of visitors from the
oountry parishes here during the pa»t
! Orleans in anticipation of a "graad
AMERICAN LEGION MEETING.
New Orleans, La.—Unanimous ap
proval of plans of the New Orleans
American Legion convention commit
tee was voiced by Russell George
Crevinston, assistnat national ad
jutant; Edw'ard H. Prell, director of
administration, and A. C. Lindberg,
secretary of the national athletic com
mittee, who arrived in New Orleans
recently for a conference wftfi
General Chairman T. Semmes Walm
sley and perfect the general adminis
tration work of natioal headquarters
at the convention.
The legion officials made an in
spection of the Girod street dock
board shed where the convention
meetings are scheduled to be held
and made arrangements for taking
over the mezzanine floor of the Grüne
wald Hotel for the staff of national
legion headquarters. The various
bureaus and committee of national
headquarters will be located there, it
The officials in expressing their
delight over the progress made by
the New Orleans legionaires said that
the convention plans here are further
along than were plans in Kansas City
this time last year. They said at
least 100,000 men are expected here
in October and that legionaires all
over tho country are looking to New
New Orleans, La.—The United
States civil service commission an
nounced a number of examinations
for government positions. Applicants
w'ere not secured in sufficinet num
ber at a recent examination for jun
ior engineer, junior physicist and jun
ior technologist of the bureau of stand
ards and the examination will be held
again August 23.
New Orleans, La.—Work on the
construction of the Now Orleans
branch plant of the Ford Motor Com
pany has been started by John Riess
and H. N. Moody, conti actors, who
have put 150 men to work preparing
the foundations. Excavations have
been made and concrete for the
foundations is being poured.
Estherwood. La.—The corn crop of
Acadia parish is the best in fifteen
years and most of it mature.
Shreveport, La.—A. G. Surtis. senior :
vice-president of the Southwestern j
Gas and Electric Company, has an- j
nounced that the Bethany Oil and Gas !
Company, an affiliated concern, plans
an extensive addition to its gas supply
for the city of Shrevpeort. from Pa -
ola county, Texas wells. This addi
^ tional supply, he stated, will necessi
täte a farther expenditure covering |
wells, trunk lines and connecting lat
erals aggregating approximately $250.
Monroe, La.—Mayor Arnold Bern
stein has received a request from the
j Louisiana highway commission that
j the toll at the Ouachita river bridge
between Monroe and \\ est Monroe be
suspended, Mayor Bernstein said Mon
: roe has for some time considered the
ac * isability of abolishing the ton. but
' ^at no actitm has been taken because
. , .. . ... ,
parish police jury, at its regular meet
, . . .. 0
the state highway commission has not
yet made it clear when it proposes to
replace the present structure, which
is maintained bjr the city.
Lake Charles, La.—The Calcasieu
ing. gave permission to the Southern
Pacific railroad to install a bell warn
ing signal at the crossing of the Old
Spanish Trail and the S. P. railroad
at West Lake, and this permission
was given to all railroads to do like
wise at any crossing In the parish
where it waj thought necessary for
Baton Rouge, La.—By a unanimous
vote the board of administrators of the
Louisiana state university and greater
agricultural college has selected
Theodore C. Link of St. Louis as the
architect to supervise the construc
tion of the new buildings to be erected
on the university site south of Baton
Opelousas. La.—The good roads
committee of Opelousas trade exten
sion bureau will take up the matter ol
building Route 7 of the state high
way from Bogalusa through Coving
ton, Hammond, Denham Springs, Ba
ton Rouge, Opelousas, Eunice, Basile,
Elton, Kinder, Reeves on to DeQuin
New Iberia.—The ball was started
to rolling for the 1922 Iberia .parish
fair, when about a do-en local farm
ers and business men here formed a
New Orleans.—Dr. Charles Cassedy
Bass, whose research work in malaria
control won him distinction, an alum
nus and for more than ten years.an
instructor at Tulane, has betn elected
dean of the Tulane school of medi
cine, it is announced.
fi'onaldsonvllle.— The management
of the South Louisiana Fair Associa
tion of Donaldsonville announces that
it has completed the program for its
tenth annual show and exposition Oc
tober 7 to 15. Nearly $10,000 are of
fered in cash premiums.
Slidell, La.,—A movement started
several weeks ago by the Slidell Sun,
a local newspaper, to establish a
creamery and cheese factory in Slidell
was given Impetus at a mass meeting
of the citizens of the town when O.
G. Price, parish demonstration agent,
addressed the meeting in favor of the
Monroe.—Four warehouses of the
United Oil and Gas Products Corpora
tion of Monroe, in addition to a num
ber of other buildings and outhouses
were de-lreyed at Cwarti 'ey a r.ei'ia.
MANY DIE IN
MISSOURI PACIFIC FAST TRAIN
CRASHES INTO REAR OF LO
CAL TRAIN NEAR ST. LOUIS
36 KILLED 125 INJURED
Many Boy Scouts Killed And Injured
But The Unhurt Among Them Do
Heroic Work In Rescue.
St. Louis, Mo.—More than 36 per
sons were killed and about 125 injur
| ed when fast train No. 4 of the Mis
j souri Pacific, en route from Fort
Worth, Texas, crashed into the rear
of a local passenger train known as
No. 32 at Sulphur Springs, 26 mile*
south of here.
Train 32 was en rout:* from Hoxie,
Ark., to St. Louis, and had stopped
at Sulphur Springs to take on water.
Four rear coaches of the local were
telescoped by the fast train and w'ent
crashing down into a ravine about
30 feet below the tracks, a tangled
mass of steel and wood from which
came the cries of the injured and the
A troop of Boy Scouts who were re
turning from their summer camp at
Ironton, Mo., was on one of the coaches
and those who escaped did heroic res
Only a few witnesses saw the crash.
These witnesses declared Engineer
Glenn attempted to save his life by
jumping when he saw the accident was
unavoidable. The fireman, Ed Tins
ley, however, remained at his post.
He was badly Injured.
Horror and gloom hovered over the
little village of Sulphur Springs. Min
gled with the prayers of the dying,
spoken in outbursts of delirious fever,
came the comforting and consoling
words of the villagers.
Heartbreaking incidents were told
to an Associated Press correspondent
by those who reached the scene of
: Mumbling the Lord's Prayer in her
j delirium, one little girl was seen to
j expire before she could end her plea
! to God. Not far from the dying girl
lay the father of the four Degonia
children, alongside him his four be
Three relief trains were dispatched
to the scene of the disaster, one from
| Poplar Bluff, another from DeSoto and
a third from this city. Physicians
from all towns along the route were
picked up as the trains neared the
Dr. W. W. Hull of Sulphur Springs
was the only physician available un
til medical assistance had been
Late But Deserved Recognition.
San Francisco. Cal.—Lieut. Col. An
drew S. Rowan, retired, the man who
carried the famous "message to Gar
cia" in 1898, during the Spanish-Am
erican war, will receive a belated rec
ognition for bravery, if Senator Sam
uel F. Shortridge of California can
bring it about. His success now
Railroad President Dies.
St. Louis.—James M. Herbert, pres
ident of the St. Louis Southwestern
(Cotton Belt) railroad, died in his au
tomobile in which he was returning
from the local American League base
ball game. His death was due to apo
Car Strike Costly.
Chicago.—Chicago's traction strike,
which lasted a week, is estimated to
have cost the city $16,000.000. or at
the rate of slightly more than $3,000,
000 a day. The heaviest loss fell upon
merchants, not only downtown, but in
the outlying suburbs.
Want Ford To Do It.
Washington.—A minority report
from the Agriculture Committee urg
ing acceptance of Henry Ford's offer
for the war-built government nitrate
plant and its water power projects
at Muscle Shoals, Ala., was submitted
to the Senate by Senator Ladd, Re
publican of >lorth Dakota, in behalf
of himself and Republican and Demo
cratic colleagues on the committee
who favor that course. The report
was presented without comment
Mark Almost Worthless.
London.—Rur.ors of Fre*'h action
against Germany, following expiration
of M. Poincare's ultimatum crashed
the r.tock market after the closing of
the exchange. Quotations on marks
sos.red to 4,500 to 1-lb. sterling, which
was offered in some cases.
Irish Rebels Continue To Lose.
Limerick.—National army troops
occupied Kilmailock, an important re
publican stronghold, aftor having at
tacked Adare, 10 miles from here, it
is officially announced.
Wind Kills 5,000.
Hong Kong.—It is estimated that
5,000 people lost their lives in the se
verest typhoon that has visitetf here
Unions Are Catching.
Hongkong.—The lowly Chinese
wage-earner, perhaps the most abject
of all the world's toilers, is just learn
ing of the power he is able to wield
through the medium of organization,
and like a great flood the movement
to form various trade guilds is sweep
ing the country.
AL L GONE NOW
Mrs. Sherman Helped by
Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg
Lake, Michigan.—"Aboutoneyear ago
I suffered with irregularities and a weak
ness and at times wa3
obliged tostayoff my
feet. I doctored with
our family physician
and he finally said he
could not understand
my case, so 1 decided
Compound. After I
had taken the first
bottle I could sea
that I was getting
better. I took several
»ottles of the Vegetable Compound and
used Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wa3h
and I am entirely cured of my ailments.
You may publish this letter if you
wish. ''—Mrs. Mary Sherman, Route 2,
There is one fact women should con
sider and thatis this. Women suffer from
irregularities and various forms of weak
ness. They try this and that doctor, as
well as different medicines. Finally they
take Lydia E. Pinkham's Compound,
and Mrs. Sherman's experience is simply
another case showing the merit of this
If your family physician fails to help
you and the same old troubles persist,
! why isn't it reasonable to try Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound?
Kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid
troubles are most dangerous be
cause of their insidious attacks.
Heed the first warning they give
that they need attention by taking
W* a*!-m ira* %
The world's standard remedy for the««
disorders will often ward off these dis
eases and strengthen the body against
further attacks. Three sizes, all druggists.
Look for the name Gold Medal on every bos
and accept no imitation
The young housekeeper who told
the fishnmn that she wanted some
eels and when lie asked her how
much, replied, "About two yards and a
half." has a rival in ft Baltimore
"I wish to get some butter, please,"
site said to the dealer.
"Roll butter, ma'am?" he asked, po
"No; we wish to eat it on toast. We
seldom have rolls."
To insure glistening-white table
linens, use Red Cross Ball Blue in your
laundry. It never disappoints. At all
The minister preached the most
touching sermon I ever heard."
"How much did he raise?"
Makes Hard Work Harder
A bad back makes a day's work
twice as hard. Backache usually comes
from weak kidneys, and if headaches,
dizziness or urinary disorders are added,
don't wait-—get help before the kidney
disease takes a grip—before dropsy,
gravel or Bright's disease sets in.
Doan's Kidney Pills have brought
new life and new strength to thousand*
of working men and -women. Used
and recommended the world over.
Ask your neighbor!
An Arkansas Case
A. A. Parsons,
Ark., says: "My kid
neys were in bad
shape and my back
and hips ached. I
w'as also annoyed by
the irregular action
of my kidneys. The
were highly colored
and passed with a
burning sensation. I
began tho use of
Doan's Kidney Pills
and two boxes of them cured me."
Get Doan's at Any Store, 60c • Baa
FOSTER-MiLBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
Purifies the Blood and
makes the cheeks rosy.60c
quickly relieves the distreae
Ing paroxysms. . Used for
65 years and result of Jong
experience In treatment of
throat and lung diseases by
Dr. J. H. Guild. FREE TRIAL
BOX, Treatise on Asthma, its
causes, treatment, etc., sent
■—ni 'i ii mt upon request. S5c. and #l.oa
st druggists. J. H. GUILD CO., RUPERT, VT.
EÊ 3 II ■ to replace old.
n* r .. j wo® Q*Ban H*4r
Tonic —Pon t get he.M. *et Q-Bau teday —It'»
j-uçL ui-te plcu*.ii.i. At all couU drutLdet*. TJc.
or direct from HUSK -ELUS. Chato. "
xml | txt