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f Itt ANI TIIK CAPIS COUNTY II KHALI) AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER" ABSOLUTELY CLEAN AND FIT FOR ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO READ Volume XVI CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, MARCH 29, 1914 Number 13 pj in Kf SS YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WILL BUT ONLYTRY The Fine 20-Acre Free Farm and Piano aje Worth Striving For BE A LILE WIRE AND WIN Get Your Friends to Help You Get Them to Take the Tribune One or Two Years The Capital Prbe. For those who may not he tho roughly familiar with the great offer that we arc making, we will briefly state again, that we will present an absolute free and clear deed to a fine productive 20-acre farm, three room cottage, barn, chicken house, etc., located along the C. O. & N Railroad, with a station 100 yards from the dwelling; plenty of fruit, such as cherries, berries, pears, peach es, nlutns. etc.. in good bearing con dition on the property; two never failing springs of good water and t cistern; 12 families living within sight of this modern country home; lo cated about midway between the beautiful city of Cqpe Girardeau and Jackson, the county seat town, and iust a little north of the famous Cope Girardeau and Jackson gravel road, the most traveled and best public road in the county. All of this is going to be given away with out a cent of cost to the fortunate contestant who secures the highest number of votes in this contest Isn't it well worth working for? It sure is. Second Grand Price. vVc are nlso going to give away a handsome Piano as the second prize to the person securing the next highest number of ballots in the great Tribune Contest. The lucky person will get a fine piano for just a little effort on their part. And the beet of it is that it will not cos the contestant one penny to secure either the farm or the piano. little work is all that is needed. The piano will be on exhibition soon one of the Tribune's largo front windows. Harvest the Votes. The preliminary skirmish has n yet commenced, to say nothing c the real battle, Send your name i todav and bo ready Jor the Hay Get your complete equipment. goodly supply of ammunition, plan and enunue the enemy. Take him orisoncr and make him ransom him self with a year's subscription several Year for that matter to the Daily and Weekly Tribune. II ilo it. cheerfully, when he finds that you mean business and intend land one of those big prizes. (Continued on nage8) HEACTLESSACTOF SUPPOSED MOTHER Cast Infant into Toilet Seat and Then Made Hurried Rush From Train BABY SAVED BY MIRACLE Inhuman Woman Had Seated Her self in Waiting Carriage When Cruelty Was Discovered A most heartless and inhuman action is reported to have occurred on a passenger train, nt a station near Thebes, last Sunday. A young lady who boarded the train at Union Station in St. Louis, carrying with her a young baby. When they reach ed the point of Ler destination it is said that the woman hurriedly rushed into the toilet and there thruBt the helpless little baby, supposed to be about a month old, into the toilet seat, and hastily made her exit from the train. Fortunately, however, her cruel act was detected before the train pulled out, and the rhild was recovered from its perioiii posi tion and given to the woman who had gotten into a rig that apparent ly was waiting for her. that if the train had little one would surely onto the rail beneath It was said and been ground to pieces by the wheels, ENGLISH GOV ERNMENT HAS BACKED DOWN Ulster Men Jubilant Over Army Tangle and Thank King George RESS SHARP IN CRITICISM Quiet Prevails in Northern Ireland -Army Squabble Takes first Place in Public Interest iVM' News Service. ) London. March 25. With the Vlster men and Unionist press jubilant over what they term the government's forced backdown in the rrniy tangle growing out of the home rule dispute, and the Liberal press Chagrined and dlsspirited, the belief that it was King George who forced the hand of the ministers in placating the recalcitrant officers grew. Squabble Absorb! Interest. Absolute quiet having prevailed throughout Ulster, the threatened dis ruption of the army overshadowed the tense situation resulting from the movemtut of the troops in Ireland The Unionists take the view that the uttenipts of the government to explain the ' 'understanding of orders," which thought on the resignation of Gen. Go V. and other officers, failed , . .eteU ' Many papers hint that King Geo , e caused the reinstatement of the ofi rs, which action, they de clare, had blocked the cabinet com pletely. The Manchester Guardian, an Influ- en i mineral paper, aeciares: "'iVj officers should have been court-martialed. Their reinstatement show 8 there is one law for the rich and another for the poor; one stand ard f'jr the loyalty of Tory officers and another for privates with labor BympathleB. Acquiescence to this in terpretation of military duty is not only a serious blow to the army, but false to the whole conception of dem ocratic pjgrcss." Bullies Are Cowed. "The bullies are cowed now," is the statemo.. of tho Dally Mail. "The government, after panic conferences held ever since the cavalry officers at the Curragh resigned, shuffled with the facts In the debate in the house of commons. As Mr. Balfour said, Gen. Gough, who resigned because he would not fight agnlnst Ulster, has been reinstated, though ho still says he will not fight against Ulster." SPEEDER VICTIM Remains Taken by Undertaker Lorberg to McClurc and Ship ped by Train to Anna RELATIVES GO ALONG Taken to His Boyhood Home for Interment-Friends and Rela tives Attending Curtis Lee, the unfortunate victim of the rollision of the speeder with an empty box car at Dutchtown a few nights ago, died from his injuries Tuesday. On Wednesday morning he was tak en from the hospital and conveyed by hearse to McClurc, III., where his remains were shipped over the Illi nois Central to Anne, his old home, for burial. Mr. Lee has been conducting a restaurant business in Lutesville for sometime, and was making that place his home nt the time of the fatal accident. His wife was present when he died, as was also his father, John II. Lee, who resided in Paragould, Arkansas. Tho remains were taken from the hospital and prepared for burial at the undertaking parlors of Martin Lorberg, and were taken by his con veyance to McClure. Tho friends and relatives of the deceased who accompanied the re mains to the final destination were as follows: H. Hahn, Mrs. C. O. Mrs. C. O. Lee and Miss Fnye Cobb of. Lutesville, John Lee of Paragould and Miss Mary Lee of Anna. "Don't Swear" Campaign. Cleveland, O., March 25. The po lice have been enlisted In the "don't I Bwear" movement started by Cleve- startcd the! land club women. Chief Itowe In have fallen I structed the members of the force to f . . . . detain anyone neara swearing and give the offender a scolding. CITY OF TORRE ON IS ABOUT READYTOFALL Principal Suburbs of the City Now in Hands of the Rebel Leader GOMEZ PALACIO AND LERDO I Villa Concentrating Army for Final Attack and Victory is Unly a Matter of a Few Hours (WNt New SirvlcfO Verjel, Durango, Mexleo, March 25. Gomes Palaclo, the principal sub urb of Torreon, fell Into the hands of Gen. Francisco Villa's constitutional ist troops. With this suburb and Iver do controlled by the rebels, the fall of Torreon Itself now seems only a mat ter of hours. Fighting Is Desperate. After having been driven out of Go mez Palaclo at 9 o'clock and suffering tremendous losses, tho federals re turned to the attack at midnight At last reports they were still engaged in a desperate conflict, but steadily re treating. The town Is afire in a dozen places and Is threatened with destruc tion. The downfall of Gomez Talaclo wit nessed the most tremendous fighting since the Torreon campaign began. Ortega had shelled Gomez Palaclo, but did not open a serious attack until Villa's men arrived. Villa's cavalry re-enforcements wvre sent to the fir ing line at once, while his foot sol diers were held In reserve behind Or tega's column. Defenders Driven Out. For hours the fiercest fighting pro ceeded. The rebel horsemen charged repeatedly, but apparently could not disorganize the defenders. As night came on the superior constitutionalist artillery began to have Its effect and the federal outposts were gradually withdrawn. Seizing his opportunity. Ortega ordered a final nssnult on the suburb. The cavalrymen, serenming and cursing at the top of their voices In an effort to terrify the defenders, were sent forward at a gallop and Or tega's main body followed. At 9 p. m. the nssnult was successful end the victorious rebels swarmed into Gomez ralaeio, driving tho garrison out. CHICKEN TEMPTS COLORED WOMAN Hailed Into Judge Willer's Court on a Chargeof Stealing Neigh bors Chicken DISCARDS SENTIMENT Fined Dollar and Costs for Obey ing Nature's I.awsandli rabbing Tempting Dinner Anybody who knows colon-. I folks, can't help but know that it is just as natural for them to eat chicken as it is for a duck to swim, ami the cruel and unrelenting judge w ho would impose a penalty on a poor black person who yields to the tempting eight of a big fat yellow legged hen and nvails herself of the juicy moiscl without investigating the ownership thereof must surely have steeled him self against the intrusion of senti mentality, sympathy and humane feeling, in order that the strict letter of the law might be complied with. Mary Dougherty and Lou Hush were brought into Judge Willer's court Wednesday morning on the complaint of Laura Brannon who claimed that the defendants, who are both colored ladies, had without any authority appropriated unto their possession u fat chicken of the market value of SO cents, belonging to the complainant. The defendants en tered n plea of guilty to tho charge and were each given a fine of one dollar and costs as punishment. Croc. Daughter for Burglar. l alucah, Ky March 25. Mistaking h'-r 13-year-old daughter for a bur glar, Mrs. Joseph Wilson fired at the girl In the kitchen of their home at Coaz and killed her. Mrs. Wilson heard noises at the rear door. She took her husband's shotgun to tho door and asked who was there. As she waited the daughter, who bad come through another dcor, passed In front of her in the dark and Mrs. Wil son, panic-stricken, pulled the trigger. MAN'S BODY IS FILLED WITHPEARLS 27 Dainty, Valuable Gems Ex tracted From Patients Hack on Operating Table BODYGUARD IS EMPLOYED Risen From Poverty to Riches by Youthful Folly When Back Was Filled With Bird Shot Albert Mollusk, a young man who lived in the Cape for several months and who it, is said was employed as a barber in the shop of Charley Hill, passed through the Cape Tuesday on bis way South from St. Louis, where he has been confined in a hospital for several months. His experiences as he related them exceed far the famed fable of the goose that laid the golden egg. Before leaving this city, Mr. Mol lusk suffered considerably from a peu 1 i : i r nlllietion which puzzled the local physicians. The nails on his fingers ami toes became affected and from some unknown cause seemed to raise lrom their moorings in ine llcsli, causing him much suffering and reducing him to such n state of help lessness that he was unable to work. Upon the advice of friends be went to the city where he entered u hospi tal. The doctors proceeded to re move the nails, and found on the underside of each, a peculiar heavy growth much resembling mother of pearl, and in fact so perfect and so char and of such size as to give t hem a high market value. .After the injured members had healed, the surgeons proceeded to remove a bump ike substance, with which the patient s back was covered, and which at first was thought to be malignant growths, caused by the young man having re ceived a charge of birdshot in that particular region while raiding a lieu roost in Lis Youthful days. Winn the flesh was laid open for the re moval of the first one, there was revealed to the startled surgeon's view what developed to be a perfect. black pearl of the raii.-t and most delicate tint, nlmost tl.o sue of a ( 'uncord gra e, and of value incst imable. Before the operation was completed twenty-seven of these highly pri.cd t ins had been extracted trom the back of the cmlormcc, all of iinifiini sie ami (iiality, enough to I'l.riii a in cklaco for u princess and decorate I er in a display of jewels too rare to le duplicated trom a cointiincil collection of all the rarest speci mens possessed by the loyal families of the world. This pin nominal con dition was explained by sciuiti-ts whose interests were attracted to the case, by the fact that the fluids in the young man's body were pos sessed of certain qualities that formed around the bird shot and hardened, on the same principle that a pearl is formed when some irritating sub stance comes in contact with the sensitive flesh of the oyster. After performing the operation and before sterilizing the instruments used, a thin pearly substance formed and hardened over the blades, much re sembling the mother of pearl used in tho manufacture of knife handles. Due of the; dotors, for experiment, allowed the handle of one of his in struments to rest in a vessel contain ing some of the blood discharged from the patient's body, with the result that a beautiful and dainty covering of pearly substance formed and hardened during the night. In his nlllietion the young man developed nn impaired and stiffened condition of all the joints in his body, and when subjected to the X-rays, it was found that the articulation at every joint was hampered by objects resembling in shape the pearls that had been taken from his flesh, and it is believed that morbid ts animation will prove that he is a veritable "pearl bed." Mr. Mollusk states that he has arranged the sale of his body to Tiffany's for a consideration of a vast amount of money, ami that lie is constantly under surveillance of a trusty bodyguard to see that" he is protected against the designs of gem collectors. He continued his journey to Hot springs Wednesday, where he will take the bath treatment for a few weeks, wheu he expects to return to the Cape and make this his home in the future. GENERAL VILLA OPENS ATTACK 0NJ0RRE0N Hrings l'p Artillery I'ndcT Cover of Darkness and Hombards City RAILROADS ALL TORN UP Reinforcements Expected From South and Chieftain Looks and Hopes for Short Battle I WNT News Service Hermejlllo, Mexico, March 24. The long-expected battle of Torreon Is on. Cen. Villa's Ills' guns began the bom bardment of tho Mexican federals' stronghold at dawn, hurling shells Into C.otne?. l'ulaclo and the suburbs of Torreon. All the northern outposts of Tor reon, wt.h the exception of domes l'a laelos and l.erdo, were captured by Cen. Villa In a daring nttarek that brought the constitutionalist army within nine miles of the beleaguered city. Moving his troops forward under cover of darkness, the rebel comman der took up a strategic position and when the first light of early morning showed he gave tho signal for a bom bardment of Comez Palaclo. The reb els' b!g guns immediately opened fire mid the greutcst artillery duel In the revolution against tho dictatorship of President 1 Inert a began. Matter of Few Hours. "It Is only a matter of a few hours." was the confident prediction sent by Cien. Villa to the constitutionalist headquarters here. "The artillery will clear the way for tho Infautry and cavalry. Torreon is ours." Gen. Villa has made extraordinary plans to prevent the escapo of Cen Velasco's troops when Torreon falls All railroads lending out of thd city were torn up. Gen. Calixto Contreras and his On- rango brigade Is expected to attack Torreon from the south, l'anolll Na- tera, commander -lu-chlef of the Zaea teens brigade of the constitutionalist army, and the Arrleta hi others are co operating with Contreras in an attack from the south and east. BIG INDUSTRY HELPS THE CAPE C. Wielpuetz Doing Much Work for Cape's Advancement in Man ufacture of Pure Food A VERY Hl'SY WORKSHOP A Model of Sanitation and ( lean 1 in ess Institution is a Itig Achievement for City To one w lio nil llp-to-dati lias never none 1 1 . i ' i u 1 1 bakery and observed the many int crest ing featuris to be seen in all institution of that char acter, little idea can be formed of the busy scenes enacted, I he intricate and mechanically perfect automatic devices which are constantly at work in the performance of their separate tasks, finishing each with greater accuracy than could ever be hoped to attain by skilled and careful hand labor. Just such an institution is doing its daily grind in the city of Cape (lirardeau . It is the modern little bakery of ('. WielpuU, located at the corner of flood Hope and Fred erick streets. The very latest ma chinery is installed and from the time the raw material reaches the great automatic mixers, there is scarcely a noticeable halt as it passes through the different stabes of dev elopment until at last it reaches the immense gas heat ovens in loaf form, there to remain for a few minutes, after which it passes on to the bread racks, so arranged that by the time the first one filled is revolved to the place of transferring it is ready to go into the hands of the wrap peri'. Cleanliness and sanitation seems to be the supreme thought with the enterprising owner, and a visitor can pass through all the working rooms of this hustling little institution with scarcely any danger of becoming soiled with flour dust. The racks are constructed in such manner that no grease or oily substance from the bread can be absorbed, and in fact every possibility for filth or unclean liness is removed. The tapacity of the bakery is 12,000 loaves a day, and in addition to the CREWLESSSHIP IS FOUND SAIL ING AT SEA Schooner Pioneer of Hoston Found Sailing Without a Soul Aboard WHEREABOUTS A MYSTERY No Report of Accident to Vessel Had Kver Keen Received and Names of Men luknown HVN'I' News Servient Huston, March 24. With her cabin table all set for dinner, as If her crrw had left n hearty meal to aban don her, the schooner l'lonoer of Hos ton was found crulsng, with no one on beard, off Wood's Mole. Hiding high in the seas, with noth ing to Indicate why she should have been deserted except a shattered fore mast and some water In the hold, which might huve washed down the batches, the vessel presented a mys tery of the sea. What became of the schooner's crew was u question that men well versiit In water front ntnlrs were uu iible to answer. No report of the wreck or abandonment of the l'oneer had ever been received In Hoston, as lar as could be learned The only rec ord of this missing crew was tho name of on anil the Initial of others inrvid on the stump of tho foremast. The full name was "John Anderson." The Initials were "S. K. 11.," "II. M. J'.." "M. A. 1'." and "J. O. V." Though still lit to ride the waves, tho Pioneer, to Judge by her condi tion, must have sailed uuguided by man, a plaything of the wind and a memce to shipping, for weeks, or even months. Her sides clear to the "bulwarks were bearded with sea moss, yet ev erytUna In her tiny cabin looked as it the rtevv bud Jus! stepped ashore umI trluhl return any minute. There were four stools In the cabin nn. I 'Imse were smashed, though the crocki ry on the table and the shelves vv us ' lie i lie!.- l Indicating that th broU' ii stool i went not the work of hart- i iai; so:w. 'I n luirb .; I-:. Harris of Hoston, who ; 1 1 1 - -I ami boarded the i-chooner ,-. - ali ii-- In lits dory out of V.'i.".' s Hole, the picture prisi-ntiil . :,..-! i.t a ft 1 US' llvillK place do- . , a1 'i r a I" ! - " Unlit, In w hich tl,.. ; :l scr.ed as weapons. 510-Pound Man lb Dead. Arenzvllle, III., March 25. Peter H.iuj.iri. the larne; .-; man In Illinois, Is dead here. lie ueicled 510 pounds i find for m any yi in s traveled with the ' lute 1. 'I'. Harmiin. lie was a Russian I ami .van born In l".l, but had lived In America most of bis life. Protects Mule, Wife Murdered. Palermo, Sicily. March 25. Fearing robbers would steal a mule, Michael lib clo hid himself in a room next to the stabl". The robbers broke Into his bedroom, niurdei.d his wife and fled with all his money. HONF.FK SFTTI.KIt OF DF.XTFK DIKS. ('apt. Jones Norman, one of the earliest set this of Stoddard county passed away at !t o'clock ye-ti-rday morning at the home of bis son, F. M. Norman, at Dexter. "t'nele Jones" as he was known by all, moved to Stoddard county with his parents at the line of three years and grew up in the swamps; served in the Confederate army during the civil war. He was a large land owner in Southeast Missouri and was one of the first to start the draining crusade in Stoddard county, ami almost up to the time of his death he took part in all enterprises which came up. He has just passed his 87th birth day when called away. bread department, there are separate rooms for the cake bakers of whom none better in the world are to be found than those working for Mr. Wiclputz. His payroll amounts to $175 per week, and ho always employs home labor so far as it is obtainable, and all his furniture and equipment that can be secured at home, he either buys or has constructed here. In the basement he has installed for the benefit, of his emtiloves ample dressing rooms and baths. I Space will not permit a full descrip tion of this wonderful little work shop which serves a very material and important part in keeping tho jCupe abreast of the times.