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And The Spirit of the Times
Styles with the military correctness
and "pep" embodied. Fabrics
woven to endure and give
the longest service.
SOME ARE MADE
with doublejseat and knees, adding
months to their length of wearing
and saves . the expense of
Priced $6.00 to $16.50.
619 Good Hope St., fcAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
Paul Bethel and Lawrence Brunk
horst went to Memphis Sunday after
Harry Bechel, the former's brother
itated condition following he attack,
was ill at a hospital there. Harry
A Corset Department's Best Asset
Is the Good Will of Its
Our efforts in this direction we believe have been
successful because we always consider our custom
ers needs and endeavor to give them the most for the
We feature Henderson Corsets be
cause of their superb style and mag
Henderson Corsets' are reinforced wherever subject
to strain or wear and are made from materials that
are carefully selected and tested.
The following are a few of our best sell-s
ers: 225 for $1,00;
for $250 And many others
Style is of paramount
a part of Henderson Corsets as the materials from
which they are constructed. To wear one means the
latest figure outline and c omplete corset satisfaction.
Prices from $ 1 .00 to.$3.00 each.
had the influenza and was in a debil
itated condition following the attask.
He was running an elevator when
he got sick.
521 for $2,00; 660
importance and is as much
CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE, CAPE
Austrians Repeat Horrors of Bel
gium in North Italy.
TOLD BY ESCAPED PRISONER
Forced to Endure Such Hardships
That Any Risk to Effect His Escape
Seemed Little Beside Life He Led
Brings Letters That Tell of Anguish
of People in Territory Occupied by
(Special Correspondence of the Italian-American
New Bureau, Chicago.)
Rome. A now cry of anguish rises
from the side of the Piave held by the
Austrian arms. It reaches Rome
through one of our soldiers, Ferdinan
do Caldo, a bersagliere, from Reggio
Calabria. He was captured in Novem
ber last by the Austrians and forced
to do such hard work and en
dure such privations that any
risk to effect his escape seemed
little beside the life he led. He re
solved to escape. Twice he attempted
it, and the second time succeeded.
After several months of exciting ad
ventures he crossed the Cadore Alps
country. He was helped by the inhabi
tants, who took him in and hid him,
or fed him. Several of them entrusted
him with letters to friends or relatives
in Italy. These letters have been pho
tographed for a pamphlet issued by
the army and are a further testimony
to Austrian barbarities. One of he
letters says :
"Dear Friends: I shall try to tell
you briefly of the misery of the past.
First of all the barbarian Austrians,
as soon as they arrived here, entered
the houses and carried evers'thinj:
off. What they could not take they
destroyed. What wine they could not
drink they poured in the gutters and
left us poor citizens without wine anil
without bread. They force us to work
without pay or food, under the spur
of a soldier's bayonet
Armed Men Break in Doors.
"At night they break down the
doors to add terror to the misery of
women and girls. Often I was obliged
to fight for my life. Here in these
provinces death gains on us every day.
because there is nothing left to eat.
Yes, dear friends, if you do not send
us something we shall soon be dead.''
Inside the envelope was written :
"If you go to the front, do not be
taken prisoner, for it will mean your
"I have seen persons die from hun
ger, even here."
Beneath the address were the
"If you do not find the person ad
dressed, read the letter to the people."
The letters repeat the same desper
ate prayer, the same cry of anguish.
"Dp to now I live," Fiorina writes
her husband, who is a corporal 7th
Alpini, G0a company. "If Italy does
not come to or.r rescue, we shall die
from hunger. We have been living on
roots for a month."
Maria writes her son Pietro:
"We are left under the dome of the
sky without a shelter with nothing.
Here one wishes for death as a relief
A mother writes to SIgnora Mar
gherita Gorio, 3S via Trieste, Brescia,
asking for something to eat, because
"My children are dying of hunger."
-As Insistent as a refrain, every let
ter repeats the message of Victoria
to Sergeant Antonio of
the 240th infantry :
"If the Italians do not come to de
liver us we shall all die from hun
ger." In delivering the letter the ber
sagliere Caldo remarked:
"At the time I came away the re
sources of the country were at the
lowest ebb, owing to the repeated re
quisitions of the Austrians. The peo
ple lived inside their houses to avoid
contact with or insult and injury at
the hands of an unbridled, rough and
Ignorant soldiery. This, however, did
not prevent thieving and outrages
against wnnen by armed men. Blows
were given freely to whoever did not
Mountaineers Burned Out.
"Whole woods, were burned by the
Austrians to compel the dwellers in
lonely mountain cabins to flee. Their
sufferings, however, did not wear out
the morale of the people's resistance.
Their patriotism was sharpened and
their desire for freedom quickened.
"Their charity in helping our pris
oners escaping from Austria Is admir
able. They hide them, lead them over
mountain paths at night, known only
to persons born and reared among
them, and through a thousand perils,
to our lines.
"Woe to deserters. If they find one,
and they examine every soldier close
ly to find out. they drive him out of
their houses like a dog, and leave him
to help himself as best he may."
IGNORE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Six Months In Jail Is Punishment for
B. Fay Eullis and Earle Bullis,
brothers, who lived In Amsterdam, are
behind the bars in the Jail at Troy,
N. Y. They will stay there for the
next six months because they refused
to stand when a band played the na
tional anthem. Their excuse was that
they were tired from their day's work
and "stubborn" because persons near
them insisted they stand.
GIRARDEAU, MO., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918.
KEEP HOUSE LOOKING RIGHT
Liberal Use of Paint Is True Economy
Means Higher Rent and
The best way to sell a house 13 to
paint it first.
You can get higher rent for a house
by painting it.
The banker will lend more money on
a well-painted house.
These are suggestibns made in con
nection with a clean-up paint-up cam
paign that have arrested a great deal
A prominent banker said :
"Of course, it is easier to get a loan
on a well-painted house. This is not
merely because the house is in better
repair and holding its value, but be
cause the very fact that a man takes
good care of his property is proof to
us that he is not shiftless, that he is
provident and that we have a reason
ably certain prospect of getting the
loan paid back.
"A well-painted house carries Its
own recommendation, even as a man
who is careful about the neatness of
his appearance makes a much more
favorable impression than one who is
When nature takes on a new dress,
why not be in harmony? Is a sugges
tion for 'clean-ui) paint-up" that
carries an appeal to most folks. It is
also pointed out that woodwork kiln
dried by furnace fire, in spring is actu
ally parching and famishing for re
Again the suggestion Is made that
when the east winds are high it is
dangerous not to have your windows
EASY TO HAVE ATMOSPHERE
Matter That Should Have Careful
Thought When One Is Contem
plating Building a Home.
Many factors enter into the work of
building a home that are not con
cerned, simply, with the work of de
Signing or the mechanical processes
that go into the building of the house,
and we soon discover and realize that
the designing and building of a house
Is, after all, but the first preliminary
step in the establishment of a home.
The house is important, of course, and
if it is not just as it ought to be in
every particular, the operation will be
a complete failure.
And it is of special importance be
fore you build, that you know just
what you want your house to suggest
In the way of newness or ld-fash
lonedness or an atmosphere of historic
association, and you should also know
how the result you wish can be se
cured. Your house need not be old to pos
sess what seems to be an atmosphere
redolent with memories of the good
old days, and If you wii but choose
your architect with "proper care, h
will know how to give to your new
home that atmosphere which one well
known designer of colonial houses
Joy Wheeler Dow calls the dramati
quality in architecture. Rav.sor
Woodman Tli'.ddon, ia House Koauti
Ornamental Lamp Posts.
There is no feature of municipal
equipment that adds more to the at
tractiveness of a city's appearand
fhan do ornamental street lamp post?
of artistic and appropriate design. Just
as the ofTectiverrefs of interior decora
tions and furnishings depend in a
large measure upon lighting fixtures
so the beauty of the street can be en
hanced or marred by its lights. In
each case a satisfactory solution of
the lighting problem consists not only
In supplying sufficient illumination but
also in providing lighting equipment
that harmonizes with its surroundings
and possesses a beauty of its own
The old-time lamp post in vogue be
fore the days of electricity fulfilled
the second of these conditions but not
the first; for, although the post itself
was often a work of art, its feeble oV
or gas fiame seldom was eounl to the
task of Illuminating the ?irer. On
the other hand, the modern overhead
arc lamp gives a fnirly safisfaetorj
light, but the unsightly polos. rops.
wires and other equipment for raisinr
arid lowering (he lamp 'can scarcely b
called beautiful. Now comes the orna
mental street lamp post, which com
piles the beauty of one of its prede
ccssors and the utility of the other.
Thomas J. Davis, in the House Beau
tiful. Panoramic Object Lesson.
Two and a -half miles of corridors
In the state, war and navy buildinj?
at Washington are a panoramic object
lesson in the use of tinted wills to re
fleet the light.
This is a really economic exporimen
that has been proved a great saving Ii
the cost of lighting. The I'ghSrcflVcf
ing values of the various tints rd paint,
are now understood by the skillfu
Many Industrial establishments
schools, hospitals and office building?
In the capital have reduced their light
ing costs to a marked extent througl
niplicfttion of the proper types anr:
thus of interior paints. By making the
Interiors brighter they have saved f
number of accidents and have contrib
uted to a more cheerful feeling anions
"What boat did you come back on?'
"The Mary Ann. It caused me a lot
of trouble, too."
"In what way?" ,
"I had the dickens of a time con
vincing my wife that because the shli
had a plebeian name like Mary Anr
was no sign that it was that kind ol
a vessel." .
G. A. MATTINGLY
DIES OF INFLUENZA
Well-known traveling manixpir
at Caruthersvillfc after brief
George A. Mattingly, a well-known
traveling salesman of Cap Girar
deau died last Thursday night at a
hotel in Caruthersville, after an ill
ness of only a few days with pneu
monia. ilr. Mattingly was on the road in
the interest of the firm for which he
traveled, the Weber Implement Com
pany of St. Louis, when he was at
tacked with the influenza at Caru
thersville. Fneumonia developed in
two or three days after he became ill.
He was a large fleshy man, and not
in very good health and 'was in no
condition to withstand the attack.
His daughter, Mrs. Georgia Gray,
who recently moved from Cape Gir
ardeau to St. Louis and Mrs. Hen
drickson of 413 Broadway, where he
roomed while in this city, were at his
bedside when he passed away.
Mr. Mattingly moved from Charl
eston to the Cape about two years
ago. His wife died a year ago last
' His son, Randall Mattingly, who
was in the marine service, was killed
in the Chateau-Thierry fighting last
May and was the first young man
from Cape Girardeau County to give
his life for his country. His daugh
ter, Mrs. Gray, and two little boys
who are living with a relative at
Murphysboro, 111., are left to mourn
his loss. He was about 46 years of
age. The remains were shipped to
Anna, HI., his former home, last
Friday for interment.
iVTUTS -DTT.fTTVr.C f
Begin Treatment NOW
NOTICE TO VOTERS
Fred A. Kage is the Republican
Nominee for Clerk of the Court
oE Common Pleas of CapeGirar
deau. He will appreciate your
support, and if elected, he will
serve everybody alike, with spe
cial Eavors to none.
When you go to the polls Tues
day, November 5, remember to
vote Eor Fred A. Kage.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMITTEE
UNITED STATES ARMY TRAINING SCHOOLS
FIT MEN FOR SPECIAL DUTIES OVERSEAS
krhm--. -' - ft
Motor Train at the Richmond School Passing in Review.
At the United States army training detachment schools at Richmond.
Va, thousands of our boys In khaki are being trained' for special duties with
our overseas forces. The men, for most part, were mechanics in civil life.
At the Richmond school they receive army training before being sent
overseas. There are classes for motor mechanics, engineers, structural Iron
workers and for every other branch of the service requiring skilled labor.
Motor dispatch riders are also trained at the school.
New Faces, Including Cheeks,
Noses, Lips, Jaws, Provided
in Great Hospitals of Pans
Some miracles of modern surgerj
are being performed at a hospital Ii
Paris. The surgeons here, writes t
correspondent, have become sculptors
in human flesh. They reconstruct s
man who otherwise would have to gt
through life hideously ugly, but who If
able to leave the hospital practically s
normal man. A man whose face had
been blown away by a shell has a new
nose and Hps grown for him ; new chins
are no longer a matter of comment.
The simplest method is that of re
moving a scar. An incision Is made
and the arteries bound up ; then a piece
of skin is cut from another part ol
the body and the surgeon's scissors clij
it to the desired shape, and very speed
ily the scar disappears.
To construct a nose a piece of gris
tle is removed from the region of the
ribs and "put out to nurse, as the
surgeon describes it, under the skin of
the forehead. The gristle continues to
live, and when all is ready the sur
geon removes It and the protective skin
and skillfully manipulates knife "anq
scissors until a new nose Is put In Its
place. The lower portion of the organ
Is sewn to the upper lip and skin re
moved from the thigh Is used to covei
Ufijhe scat ca Jthf orehead;
'A man who could not eat because h
had no lower Jaw was given a ne
one constructed from his hip bone
New Hps are provided with flesh re
moved from the neck ; broken bones ii
the 'cranium are removed and fres!
bones put in their place and kept then
by a few metal supports. A soldie;
who had lost his upper jaw, lips,
cheeks, palate, nose and mouth came
to a hospital to ask for a new face be
cause he wished to visit his mother.
He was accomodated with new cheeks
and lips, and in a comparatively short
time he had the rest of his new face.
French Soldier Wrote Song
"Won't Go Home Till Morning"
That most celebrated of drinking
eongs, "We Won't Go Home Till Morn
ing," found its inspiration in war. The
air was composed by an unknown
French soldier after the battle of Mal
plaquet, which was fought in 17(K.
The French troops suffered severely
In the battle, and when night came a
cold, drizzling rain and a shortage of
food added to their discomfort. The
trooper-composer wrote the song on a
drumhead, and It was designed to
cheer his unhappy comrades. It Im
mediately attained popularity and
spread all over France, and thence to
England and America.