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A curious public will be ever ready to hear, for example, Geueral Haig or Marshal Foch's account of Allied military operations, and. not withstanding the feeling engendered by war. there will be a demand for the book General von Ludendotff is said to have written in Sweden. Lord Jellicoe. commander of the British fleet in the early years of the war. is the first commander-in chief of any force to publish a book The battle of Jutland, naturally, re ceives a great amount of attention, and rightly. Regardless of the crit icism which came to Lord Jellicoe, it must be borne in mind that the German fleet never risked another conflict after that one. The revelatiat.s of the condition of the British war fleet have rather shocked the stable sense of security which Briions felt in the fleet. The battle-cruisers were inadequately protected against shell, torpedo, and mines; the destroyers allotted to the fleet were smaller in number than those of the German fife?; the Ger man armor piercing shell was superior to the British shll which exploded before reaching the in terior of a ship; German search lights were superior to the British equipment, mid there was uo equiv alent for the brilliant star shells of - the Teutons these are some of the defects Lord Jellicoe reveals. If any Republican opponent of the league of nations wants tomeas ure the sincerity of his objections, let him retire to a quiet place and ask himself the question, "What would I have said if my own party instead of President Wilson had been the author of the proposal? Property listed with Woodson & Drescher. real .estate agents, get . prompt attention and quick results Km them if voii have any t hint! to Wouldn't Stand Did you ever hear of a motion picture player being embarrassed before a camera? That is what Dustin Farnum, hero of a dozen big photoplays, claimed, after a recent strip of film was taken of bim at the William Fox studio. Just before Destin began work in Durand of the Bad Lands," an editor of a big picture magazine asKed him for about 100 feet df cel luloid showing Dustio and William arnura together. He wanted the film for a private lecture on the motion picture industry, and he asked that it show some off-stage pose. Dusty gathered in Bill, planted a camera before them, and began puffing on a black cigar, while he waited for Bill to act Bill remembered that he was famous for his photoplay fights, and he started one with Dusty. Before the Virginian could defend himself himself Bill's fist was well oo its way to Dusty's solar plexus. Dusty, remembering the story of Lam and Abel, refused to strike his brother. Me fled. 'The camera embarrassed me." he said afterwards. "I wasn't used to it." President Wilson, elected by the people, bound by oath of office and charged with the responsibility of negotiating treaties, represents the American Government in the Peace Conference Do his personal and political enemies question his authority, doubt his ability or im pugn his honesty? Vincent Strong, a well-known Hannibal business man, is dead at the age of 57. Until a few week ago he was a member of the firm of the Strong Dry Goods Company He had been in poor health for sometime funeral services were held Sunday. Wm Farnum in "Riders of . pur ple Sage" a story by Zane Grey Army and Politics After the Civil War the returning soldiers were a great political force for many years, in both North and South. They constituted the most powerful of any organized group in the country, and few polUicans dared defy them. A large part of the prominent statesmen were sol diers. It was hard to beat a man with a good war record at the polls Four million soldiers are now re turning to Civil life. They will come back with soldier ideals, with a common experience, and disposed to some extent to act as a unit in public affiirs Experienced poli ticians expect them to be a great force, and are trying to forecast what their influance will be, For one thing the soldiert are go ing to be strong on efficiency and discipline. They have learned what grand things can be accomplished by system and organization and scientific ability. These qualities have not counted as high in home politics as tbev should. The best talker is usually the one who wins at the polls. He may have no business head or or ganiziing ability. But if be can make on eloquent and plausible speech, he is pretty sure to get by. Meanwhile the quiet man of achieve ment in business, of capacity for scientific organization and expert efficiency, dots not usually fare well at the polls because he can not express himself. volubly enough. The soldiers will feel keenly the lack of efficiency. In some cases they suffered from it very seriously and they will be very hostile to it in civil life They are not going to be content while mere talkers get into power. It is a safe prediction that they will constitute a force for action and expert ability rather than for talk. Let -the politicians think about this. A western drama of the better class, featuring Wm. Farnum, at Kidnappers Captured The capture or an organized band which three months ago made an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap Sammy Calvert, 12-year-old son of 0 N Calvert, a wealthy farmer of high standing in Peace Valley, Howell County, is believed to be near, as a result of members of the Howell County Anti Horse Thief As sociation. The association practi cally has established the identity of at least one member of the gang and that the arrest of those those connected in the attempted crime is expected within a few days. Following a meeting of the asso ciation in West Plains all of the evidence which has been collected was turned over to Prosecuting At torney B. L Rinehart. Although he was unaware of the fact, one of the members of the suspected gang has been in the presence of Sammy Cal vert on more than one occasion and has been fully identified by the lad, it was stated by a prominent mem ber of the Anti-Horse Thief Associ ation. The Calvert case has been an un usual one from the beginning, and it is understood that many sensa tional features have been unearthed by the men who have been shadow ing the members of the suspected gang. 0. N. Calvert, father of Sammy Calvert, moved to Howell County from Kahoka, Mo , two years ago He was one of the largest Liberty Bond and war saviegs stamps hold ers in HoweJI County. Soldiers and Jobs When a man comes home after fighting for his country be wantB bis job. That is natural, and he must be provided for The govern ment urges all citizens and munici pal corporations to undertake con struction projects now. in order . to furnish employment for the return iog'soldiers. . Employers of men now in the service should do what they ' can to replace them upon ' their return. The community should see that sol diers secure employment, but it is necessary that private citizens con tinue progressively to undertake new developments Reforestation . The forestry question is one of the problems forgotten during the warthat should now be taken up ' with energy. The country is short on building Mock, fuel, paper pulp, and other mauriol obtained from woodlands. Great forest tracts are needed to protect the water supply, and tree growth makes any neighbor hood beautiful. The Boy Scouts of America have: ed the way, by asking their troops in every state to plant trees in memory of Theodore Roosevelt. The authorities and public in Mis souri should co operate heartily in this splen lid movement. The New York State Conserva tion Commission shows what can be done by offering 10.000,000 trees at from $1 50 a thousand for seedlings, up to $4 50 for larger ones. ' When you can get six sproutlings for a , cent, there is no excuse for idle and. Many people won't plant trees thinking they will die or move else where before the trees attain size. That is poor business and poor com munity spirit. Trees add to the re sources of the; state and town, and within a very few years make a property salable at n better price. If you can t wait for the more permanent trees, try the quick growers like catalpa. An Ohio man writes of 2000 of these trees he planted ten years ago. Many of them are tweuty feet high now. The need of reforestation applies not merely to wild tracts, but equal ly to little pieces of waste land near cities. Don't let a single quarter of an acre lie idle in Monroe Co. If you can't cultivate it and if it is not likely to be used for building pur poses, plant trees. There is plenty of boy and girl labor that can do it. There are forty-seven reasons why Republican Senators, all their boisterous talk to the contrary, will ratify a peace treaty containing pro visions for a league of nations. Only one of these reasons need be men tioned'. It is that they haven't the hardihood to frustrate the world's hopes and demands for an end of wars. One remarkable Hot Springs boy has come back from the front. AI though very near the firing line, he never beard of the war. He says: "I was under shell-fire, a good deal and spent five months right at the front. But I never heard the can nonnading. You see, I was driving a Ford ambulance" So, if Uncle Henry did nt succeed in stopping the war. he succeeded in drowning it out in. spots. It's funny with what unction Re publican objectors to a league of nations quote a Democrat who seems to share their opposition, when they reject the views of a Democratic majority which favors and supports the proposal. If you want to buy, sell or trade a farm see the real estate firm of Woodson & Drescher. Monroe City Mo. GENUINE FORD PARIS HE following garages use only genuine Ford parts In repairing your Ford car. The price is the same at all places. Ford parts are made to fit Ford cars and the Ford Motor Company (only) make genuine Ford parts. Any of the garages named in this advertisement will sell you, or use (only) genuine Ford parts: Monroe City Auto Co., Pierceall & Son, Caplinger & Johnson. , Graham & Kincaid . Agents sell or trade or if you want to buy Gem Saturday, Aprif 12. ' Gem, Saturday, April 12.