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CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE. CAPE CjRAJBWKAfr MO., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1913.
BUY MANY BONDS
Fifty Men Subscribe For $15,000
Of The Fourth Liberty
The Frisco employes of Cape Gi
rardeau established a record for pa
triotism in the fourth Liberty Loan
drive by subscribing for $15,000.
This amount was divided among 50
men, or an average of $300 each for
this number of men. The purchase
was as follows:
.A. L. Marks S $1,250
Fred Hacpt 1,000.00
R. J. Thorn?, on 800.00
Ervie Moy. 600.00
Frank an-! TO'.mo
L. M. Gc frier ."-
A H. e :.r r CO .(.'
Robt. feumittxbe 50.00
John K.afi 5'iO.OO
A. J. Si..rc rwot)
Nicb. T'UMTcmcr ."VOO'.KJ
Aup. WiJJinan 4'i.(i
M I. . Graves.. :;:n."J
Je -.- Hule :r.c:rO
T. C. Ht-nny .00
,1. .J. Phayer '.'i'.I.OO
Glov.n .Vicrlon... .".JO.OO
ed Ciorkmir?'. 'iOO.OO
. Wanner 250.00
T. A Par.ks 250.00
Fred K.:en:fer 250.00
Taylor Fulk: u . 250.00
C. H. Nichols 250.00
Walter Schultz...: 25.00
S. J. Crosno 200.00
G. L. Weber 200.00
P. M. Bukey 200.00
Ben Schrader 200.00
A. W. Bohnsack 200.00
Guy Wright 200.00
L. E. Weimer . 200.00
Walter Looney 200.00
Aug. Bohnsackr 200.00
R. T. Boswcll 200.00
Pierce Jones 150.00
M,. A. Layton 150.00
C W. Fulbright 150.00
Geo. Klenke 150.00
F. M. White 150.00
Frank Preston 100.0-)
W. T. Wallace 100.00
Geo. Seguin 100 00
.Fred Athcison 100.00
John Unnerstall 50.09
SPENCER A WINNER
The following telegram from Hon. W. L. Cole, Chairman
of the Republican State Committee, St. Louis, has been
"Reports from over 75 counties in the state indicate
the election of Judge Selden P. Spencer to the Unit
ed States Senate beyond a question of doubt. His
candidacy is simply wonderful in its progress.
"Some few Democratic papers, conscious of the de
feat of Mr. Folk, are apt to print any kind of mis
"The Republican party has never been so united on
a eandidate in the past 25 years. All elements of
the party are energetically co-operating."
The Republican Gounty Committee of Cape Girardeau
County is sure the above facts cover conditions in this
and other Southeast Missouri counties and presents the
good news to the voters of this county,and district.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMITTEE.
Nosie Hcschison.' 50.00
Christian Kassell 50 00
H. J. Hines 50.00
W. A. Miller 50.00
H. E. Cartright 50.00
Total Amocnt $15,000.00
Quota for 50 Men $0
HERE ON A VISIT
Expects To Depart For England
Within The Next Few
Earl McClintock, a Yeoman in the
navy who will leave in a few days for
Loudoun, Eng., - arrived here Tecs
day from Washington to visit with
V brother, Elmo and family.
A has been acting as clerk in the
riitvy intelligence department at
Wellington for the past seven
months. A few days ago he was or
dered to get ready to leave soon for
London and was granted a few days
furlough so lie could go home before
leaving for the trans-atlantic dcty
McClintock will be sent to London
and hopes to be assigned to duty on
a torpedo boat, each of which carries
one yeoman. Ho may however be de
tailed for duty at a naval base at
LonJcn or somewhere in the British
Isles. He does not know what his
work will be until he reaches his des
tination. McClintock was time keeper for the
Himmclbergcr-Harrison Lumber Co.,
before he enlisted. His parents live
in Farmington. He was ordered to re
port to Philadelphia next Wednes
Dwarf trees are suited to small gar
dens, they occupy little space, are eas
ily cared for, hear sooner than stand
ard kinds, and they are easily shaped
Into bushes and pyramids, or can be
used in espalier forms, trained on
buildings, fences or trellises.
Big Enough Now.
"A fellow threatened to punch me to
"That would be too bad."
"It would have n tendency to In
crease the swelling." Boston Tran
TO BE HELD TODAY
Road Overseer Succumbs To
Pneumonia After Short
James II. Langston, oteueer for
the Cape Girardeau Special jV.ad
District, died at nis home at 705 t.
Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Langston became ill ajjout
three weeks ago with severe at
tack of pleusesy. This was followed
by a siege of pneumonia. He had
recovered from the latter but com
plication caused by an.abscss caused
Mr. Langston was 46 fars of age
and was reared near Gravel Hill and
Burfordsville. He moved to Cape Gi
rardeau five or six years ago from
near Gravel Hill and he became ov
erseer for the Cape Girardeau Spec
ial Road District for the past live
years. He was road overseer at
Gravel HiTl four years before coming
to the Cape.
He is survived by five sons, Esco,
who is in the army and is serving
with the military police at New
York City, and Koscoe,, Roland, Al
bert, Dennis and two daughters, Myr
tle and Alice. All the children ex
cept Esco are at home. His mother
and two sisters and four brothers
are also living.
-Interment will take place at the
Gravel Hill cemetery this afternoon.
Funeral services will be hold at the
Southern Methodist church of which
.he was a member. Esco was expect
ed to arrive from New York to attend
the funeral but telegraphed Wednes
day afternoon that he was enable to
CUT OUT FRATS DURING WAR
Fraternity Houses and Clubs at Syra
cuse to Be Used as
Syracuse, N. Y. Fraternal life sii
Syracuse university will cease for the
duration of the war. Frathouxes an:
clubhouses will be converted into liar
racks for the members of the students"
army training corps. It is oxpect'd tic
students will be too busily engage! i.i
their studies to give attention to "rusl;
ins," "pledging" and "initiation."
ST. B EHH ARD DOGS
All t?ut Six at Famous Monastery
KiUed to Save Meat
HOW PARIS IS REOMED
Bread Shortage Affects the French
More SeriouslyThan Any Other
Meat Scarce and Costly
Paris. All but six of the famous
St. IVrnard dogs kept by the monks
o? that ancient monastery in the Alps
have lieen killed. Shortage of m at
caused by the war led to this mas
sacre. The St. Bernard pass is of historical
renown. It connects the valleys of
ti e Rhone nd the Dora Baltea. It
-vas traversed by Roman legions thou
sands of years ago. In medieval times
the I'iiss served the armies of conquer
ors and the bawds of mercenaries. Na
Ioleon crossed the Alps at this point
The great monastery was built ia
the middle of the sixteenth century.
It was maintained for the relief of
travelers who were surprised by snow
storms while crossing the pass. The.
t?t. Bernard dogs were used to find the
frozen victims of the storms in the
snowdrifts. They were specially train
ed for this work of relief and carried
the first aid to the injured in a little
basket attached to their collars. These
dogs rescued thousands of human be
ings, many of whom were of historic
prominence. And for the first time in
the history of this famous monastery
the dogs had to be slaughtered for
want of food.
Human Food First Interest.
At other times a report of this sort
would create profound interest in
Paris, but at present the human rare
Is .thinking of its own necessities nr.d
cares less about dog hemes living
rrore than 8,100 feet above the surface
ot the sea.
Today the people of France are re
stricted in the consumption of meat,
bread or any other article of food in
the making of which dough or flour is:
used, and sugar. There are thrve
n.eatless days and to prevent anyone
buying meat in advance the rule re
stricts purchases to 200 grams of
meat ou a day preceding a meatless
The sale of meat is prohibited
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
In hotels and restaurant's no guest is
entitled t more than 100 grams "of
meat as part of a meal Tuesdays. Tiiis
icstriction Is aimed at hoarding,
tfven slaughter houses are entirely
closed the meatless days. Thus the
attempt is made to prevent as far
us possible any violation of the rule.
Of course any attempt at enforcing
restrictions of this sort in the prov
inces would be needless. French peas
ants eat little meat, once or twice a
week at the most, if at all.
The average Englishman consumes
much less meat. England had three
meatless days a week, applied to res
taurants and similar dining rooms, be
ginning in the summer of 1017. How
ever, these meatless- days were abol
ished, the order taking effect May 17
this year. In place of the former re
strictions a meat card was issued.
This card rntitled the holder to a cer
tain amount of meat, which he may
buy four specified days in the week.
Englishmen are consuming about
double the amount of meat eaten by
the same number of Frenchmen at
French frugality in meat Is thj
more remarkable as it is accompanied
by a similar and much more drastic
restriction In th consumption of
bread. "A Frenchman," according to a
peace-time wit, "is a gentleman who
wears a decoration and orders an ex
tra portion of bread." Bread has been
the staff of life of the French people.
Still France Is In a better position
than adjacent countries. Meat Is very
scarce and costly in Belgium. In Ant
werp one has to pay 20 francs for a
pound of meat and 30 francs for a
pound of bacon. In Meerle, near Ant
werp, a butcher paid 2,02-" francs for
n two-year-old steer. Cows are sold
for 5,000 and goats for T00 francs.
Swiss Regulations Strict.
At Val de Travers, Switzerland, two
butchers were found guilty of having
violated the government rule regu
lating the price of calves. The butch
ers were fined 1.H00 francs each, and
will have to pay the cost of the trial,
while 15 farmers, to whom the butch
ers had paid more than the maximum
price allowed, were acquitted by the
In the course of proceedings in the
court it was shown that an array of
ficer of the commissary department in
buying cattle for the army had also
paid more than the maximum price
permitted. Now the state's attorney
is going to prosecute the army officer
for the same offense for which the two
butchers were found guilty.
In Vienna meat rations for hotels,
dining rooms and boarding houses
were cut 20 per cent, beginning July
1. Even meat supplies for hospitals
were reduced , 10 per cent. e This
caused increased ' prices. ' . 4"
Clergymen in 'War Work.
London. Four hundred and thirty
?even clergymen of the London (Eng
land) diocese have done or are doing
PLAYER BEHIND CLUB
OF MOST IMPORTANCE
Inventions Seldom Assist Golfer
in Improving His Game.
Innovations in Form of a Club Rarely
Prove Practicable Correct Line,
Proper Force and Touch Does
With a million golfers in the United
States, little wonder that the inventive
mind occasionally offers suggestions
which threaten to send the ancient
game and its traditions a-glimmering.
Inventions rarely receive encourage
ment, for ".golf Is golf;" and meant to
be played as "she is writ ;" and for that
reason the iconoclasts seldom make
more than a momentary flash ere fad
ing away to oblivion.
For instance, one is at a loss to know
why anyone should suggest the substi
tution of yellow for white paint on a
golf ball. It has been claimed that un
der certain conditions white is hard on
the eyes ; that on a very bright day a
more neutiul color would be service
able. Yet golfers have played for a good
many years, and the sun has shone just
as brightly in the past as it does at
present. It would be hard to get a bet
ter contrast than the white ball ou the
So far as the trade goes, there have
been comparatively few recommenda
tions to cha:ige the color of the ball,
though re-certly a man who is a fre
quenter of an Eastern link left an or
der Willi a sporting goods house for a
dozen of one of the latest makes of rub
ber cores to be painted red.
lli.s reason was that when his shots
went wmdering among the glistening
white shIis of the Lido club course
the ca'f'lie had trfiihle hi locating the
sphere. Con-oiuontly he figured it out
that a r-.-d 'jett would Ie much easier
Occasionally snmo one comes alon;:
with a new idea in tim form of a cUm,
bi:t thrso innovations, rarely prove
practicable. Not long since a man had
a new-farglod putter, with a head of
:;buorn.al sfce, and a mirror nttae'i-ie-it
ou the s haft, lit thought be had
something tint wis likely to revolu
tionize Ihe si.iift tr.!"c, but received no
ciiconragor-wt fVor.i l oe manufacturer
to win m lie . Iio'.ved the club.
After all, the same old saying, "It's
the man b-Jii'vl the dub," continues to
apply. If he hits the ball right it
won't go astray and there will be little
trouble in finding it. V.T.ile on the
green it's getting the correct line and
knowing the proper force and touch
that does the business, minor or no
GOLF TRIED BY CRACK SHOT
Former Am&teur Champion Spelts
Plays Good Deal at Fox Hills
Putting U Deadly.
R. L. Spotts-, former amateur cham
pion at the tr;ps, has taken up golf
and plays a uonI deal at Fox Kills,
where he originally hwaed to handle
a gun. His putting is ncuriy always
R. L. Spotts.
deadly, though the rest of his game- Is
not so steady. Recently a visitor to
the club was introduced to him, and
recognizing the n;;iii. inquired if it
"wasn't Mr. Spotts, the famous trap
shooter?" "I (guess so," replied Spoits. "I was
in every trap on the course this after
noon." ANOTHER TIGER ENTERS ARMY
John Couch1 Appointed Second Lieuten.
ant After Graduating From
Another former Tiger, John D.
Couch, gets a star on a service flag
ivith Detroit, as the last club on which
he played, best entitled to It. ITe has
just been made a second lieutenant in
the army, after graduating from the
Camp Fremont (Cal.) training camp.
Couch, a former Stanford univer
jity and San Francisco pitcher, was
bought by Detroit for the 191 season
and trained with the team at Waxa
iachie. He was taken III that spring,"
ater suffered from blood poisoning,
ind has done little or no pitching
Another ex-Detroiter, Ducky Holmes,
s Agoing overseas, having been made
i member of the Y' forces, and being
low on his way to France. Holmes'
ast year was 1902, when he, Barrett
id1 Harley did the gardening first of
he great outfields Detroit always has
leen possessed of.
COMES IE OCT. 28
Illness Of Attorney Mozley May
Continue Suit Until
The damage suit of Mrs. Albert
Demoiters, wife of the slain police
man, against John R. Farmenler,
convicted of the killing,' will come up
for trial in the circuit court at Ste.
Genevieve next Monday. .
Norman A. Mozley, who is asso
ciated with Judge Edward D. Hays
in the defense of Farmcnter, is con
fined in a hospital in St. Louis, where
lie has been for several weeks. His
condition is such that he wiil not be
able to be present when the court
convenience next Monday. Judg Hays
is a candidate for congress in this dis
trict, and is busy on the hust
ings. It is expected that the case
will be continued until the April term
Albert M. SpradLng is the attor-
nwv for Demortiers. The scit
is for $10,000.
SIGNIFICANCE OF ARMY RANK
Explanation Concerning the Insignia
of Various Officers That Is More
or Less Romantic
Because gold is a more precious
metal than silver, not a few civilian.:
confess ignorance of the reason for
gold bars on a second lieutenant'
shoulder straps and silver bars on
those of a first lieutenant. Through
out the rank of army insignias gold
appears to be subordinated. Moss'
Officers . Manual explains the sig
nificance: "The second lieutenant stands on
the level ground. looking up to his
superiors at varying altitudes above
Hm. He begins to climb toward llu
top, his Crst sti'p being the lower bar
of the fence, which position Is typiliei1
by the one bar of the first lieutenant.
Upon reaching the top of the fence the
oliicer wears two bars, which repre
sent the bottom and top bars of the
fence, from which point he can now
as captain survey the field. From the
feuce, the oflicer must climb to the
branches of the oak, the tree of might
and strength. It is a long climb ami
syrnlwlizes the marked difference that
exists between the company and thr
field oflicer. The gold leaf on the
major's .shoulder strap symbolizes this
position. The next step is to the tall
est tree of the forest, the straight;' tow
ering, silver poplar, with no branches
for many feet from the ground. Al
though this point of vantage Is some
what higher than that of the oak, it
is not materially so, and the duties
and resMnsibilities of the position are
rbout the same. The officer is now
among the silver leaves of the poplar
which fact is typified by the silver
leaf of tiie "lieutenant coloml. Tbf
silver eagle of the ..colonel symbolize?
the bird that soars over the top of
the towering poplar. The next step li
the greatest of all; To the stars ui
in the firmament, far, far above th
eagle's flight, which ivosition is typi
fied by the star on the general olfi
ctr's shoulder strap."
This description of the significance
of our insignia of rank, is, of course,
merely a romantic explanation.
Four Women and-a Bear.
Discovering a big black bear at thf
mouth of a cave while on a fishing trir
with their husbands, Mrs. O. Hartman.
Mrs. Guy Henderson, Mrs. A. I'.assett
and Mrs. George Chadwick threw rocks
at the animal until it retired into the
cave, and the remaining three then
kept guard while the fourth summoned
The party was without a gun, but
after several hours an ancient muskel
was borrowed at a ranch several miles
away. Meanwhile the women continued
on guard, and whenever the bear at
tempted to emerge from the cave thej
drove him back with showers of stones.
Armed with the musket, Basset t
V crawled to the mouth of the cave and
aiming at the bear's right eye, firecL
The musket burst without damage tf
Bassett and the bullet struck the beai
in the left Hank, inflicting a wounc
which caused death.
The bear is one of the largest of "tht
black variety ever killed in this region.
Jackson (Wyo.) Dispatch in Chey
"Rifio ano Pick."
Pew regimental badges are so sig
nificant as the "Rifle and rick" of
the pioneer battalions. Unlike the
labor battalions, which work behind
the line, the pioneers are right up at
the front, and are often digging
trenches or wiring in No Man's Land.
They are also regarded as a reserve
of Infantry for their division, are put
through Intensive training prior to a
"push," and are often called upon
to "take over" from an Infantry bat
talion In the front line. It is, Indeed,
difficult to say which Is thelc chief
weapon the rifle or the pick.
"Quite: a come down."
"I see where a motion picture actor
who was always the general in mili
tary photoplays has been drafted into
the array and is now a buck private.
HIS FAME r,1EHITE
Appreciation of "Bob" Burde
Grows With the Years, .
His Brand of Delicious Humor, Nevfj
Malicious, Had a Spontaneity ?
That Fixed It in Mem
cry of Hearers.
The late Robert J. Burdette, betted
known the length and breadth of thi
land as "Bob" Bun'ettc, and chiei
famous because of his humorous I
ture "The Rise and Fall of the M
tache," which he used on the lyce
platform for nearly 30 years, had
spontaneity which was truly remark
Sudden flashes of wit and humoij
cropped out constantly in his convey
sation. Like other great American hui
morists, some of the best things that
he said foil upon the ears of a hand
ful of friends and never found theli
way into print. '
In the afternoon of life he sunned
himself on the porch at "Eventide,
his restful home at Cliffton-by-the-Seal.
It was from there that he penned thesq
lines to an intimate friend:
"Here I am in dry dock, waiting for
the Great Builder to give me a gen
eral overhauling. My boilers arpear
to be burned out, ahd I need new
grates in my firebox. Guess the old
engine is about played out, but maybe
we can tinker it up so that it will
make a few more trips. Seems as
though my switchboard had been
struck by lightning. I have my good
days and my bad days, but I lost count
of them some time ago, and now 1
can't tell them apart."
His compliments were as graceful
as they were pretty. One day he over
heard a party of young matrons dis
cussing dress goods.
"I don't like the new figured pat
terns. Doctor Burdette," exclaimed
one of the young women. "Do you?"
"It might have been the part of wis
dom for the humorist to have agreed
with her, but by so doing lie might
have disagreed with her companions
so he sidestepped the issue, and paid
the lady a deliciously subtle compli
ment by replying:
"Oh, I don't know. I should con
sider them very good if they all con
tained as pretty a figure as the one In
the gown that you are wearing."
Art in the Home.
A good story Is going the roundl
concerning Walter Bayes, whose fa?
mous academy picture, "The Under
world," has been purchased by th
committee of the Imperial war nro
seum. . , .,
, Mr. Bayes has always been a verj
severe critic of his own pictures, anc
one day, being dissatisfied with a largi
painting he had completed, he gav
the- canvas to the charwoman to tak
away with her, telling her she coult
do what she liked with it.
The woman examined it closely
bending it .this way and that am
thumping it all over with evldentlj
"Thanks, Mr. Bayes," she said a
last. "Thanks very much. Thls'l
do fine for me front parlor. It's mud
better than them common ollclothi
what let the water through; this Is i
go m1, strong one. with plenty of pain
on it." Pearson's Weekly,
Hay-Feverltes Have Association.
Thousands of persons who suffer an.
nually from that Irritating and lachry
matory disease known as hay fever,
know that it Is no joke, but 45 years
ago the United Staies Hay Fever asso
ciation came into existence as a joke
But the joke soon necume a practical
one and has so remained to date. Tiu
object of the association the seek
ing of Information which will serve tc
relieve sufferers with hay fever, and
for their mutual benefit and confort
Not only hay-fever! es, but townspeo
ple and proprietors of hotels in places
exempt from hay fe?er, manufacturers
of remedies for hay fever, and espe
cially physicians who have made a
study of the diseas?, are members oi
the association, all working togthei
for the best result.
A Delicate Matter.
"Why wasn't tho German crowt
prince relieved pcraianently of hii
"Thev kaiser said there were dyj
"What did he mean by that?"
"Well, I presume the situation il
something like this : The crown prlnct
made several foolish statements about
what he was going to do and it would
hurt the prestige ot the royal house
considerably to acknowledge that h
hadn't done them." Birmingham Age-Herald.
German women not lnfrequentlj
write to their husbtnds at the front
urging them to try to steal for them
what they are unable to buy at heme.
"Won't there be chances of picking
up things during the advance?"
writes one lady to her husband. "J
should so like to have enough stuff to
make a costume and cloak. Boots,
too or leather would be welcome.
You know that anything will come in
useful, because here verything is get
ting scarcer -aadi scarcer." ' , v.
f - ! ' - Going Up. ,. ' :-"
"Service flags are being-1 raised ev
erywhere," exclaimed the patriotic fel
low, . v : ' - v-i ,
. "Oh, well, so Is everything else,' tot
that matter, muttered the cynical