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FRIDAY MORKIKG. DECEMBER, 21, 1917. RED CROSS HELPING. FARMERS OF FRANCE News From The County Seat F. S. Hodgers of the Cape County Abstract Co. left yesterday for St. Leu is to vi.-k friends over Christmas. T.'-'y (i- ruiish is working for the Rico g-rxery s'ore, while Albert Behrens is. h !ms County Collector Ca'.dwell get V-xpy- hi the Cajie. I Cliaiic? IJi-hrcns left yesterday f :.?r new Ivmie i.'i S:. Louis, after i- c .v days visit to friends in t'lis city. The o!(! paper refered to in a couple of our county papers as having been found bv Mrs. J. Frank Caldwell has Like Veritable Pioneers They Are Returning to Their De vastated Lands. The following cablegram, from the rails headquarters of the American Red Cross, shows what the American Red Cross Is doing to assist the farm ers of France who, like veritable pioneers, are returning to their de- vasted lands, "Red Cross workers' who have Just returned from the devastated region say that they passed no building cov ered by a roof. In some places num bers of farmers, born and raised on this land, like their fathers for gen erations before them, have come back to their ruined houses to begin anew. "Repair work has been begun at three places where the Red Cross helps formers to roof at least one room and to give It windows and a door. One man, formerly prosperous, asked for i- r ii ruv.ii ussiiMiim t? iiei-nusH. nr nis vm- r-su:te :n me uicring1 up 01 01 oii t v L- . L- il. !an nas one pnn- nrr . . . .... , . TT ,6 T1IV nn Rtnnla Grill ctania Ha aoI-a1 - - v. -rat. - . PIUIJU A1C ClIVCAl P 'V1 t' (.' in two oihers in 1831 and j ib ished in Jackson which are very r'e e-:i-;g. The dr-eendants of the a.d- '. ".--ovf, .'awcrs, merchants and teach- -. arc- ft:H in the county and some I! ir. the same busiress their ances- t ':" fo'lo.cd. MA RkIAG E LIXCEXSES .; r: IVkcy i i:. ici'.cr lis V. Dor.nard uA Mac Halfare T. -Ir ro!e 'Ira .fcrd the Ited Cross to help fix the roof of his stable that he might bring his fam ily back and recommence tilling his land which Is unusually fertile. "This man said : Tt Is hard to have to begin all over. We shall be grate ful for your co-operation as this land Ik all we have left. All the same It is good to be back.' "This is the spirit of all returned I farmers of the devastated regions. To Capo Girardeau , pjve these courageous, indomitable peo Cape Girardeau j pie the chance of winning back again j their own land, rebuilding their Johnson City III. ! houses and, like a second race of Johrson Cii'v Tl ' P'"npPrs reconquering their own eoun " ; try, is one thing the Red Cross is try- ins to do." Oiani Rallies I r BEAR BREAKS LOOSE Higiit Way to Water Plants. Lncien Daniel, a French botanist, has discovered that young hothouse plants and slips of veeetnMes. as well as flowers, thrive far le tter by a sys tem of continuous watering than by: drenching the soil at stated periods. The new method depends upon the law of capillary attraction. Near each pli.nt is placed a jar containing water, ii.f which is dipped one end of n strip of linen or cotton, whose other end lies n" r the plant. With this uninterrupt ed supply of water, drop by drop, the p': nts thrived, greatly outdistancing o'! i.r plants, which were submitted to iitt':: .jrtcnt drenching. Bacon's Prophecies. Most of the supposed prophecies of centuries ago predicting flying ma chines and such are fakes. But in "The New Atlantis." written three hundred years ago, Francis Bacon proved a real prophet, says an exchange. He pro posed an order of investigators to be called "Solomon's House," to be dedi cated to the study of the nature of all things. Th"e investigators should ex periiiM rit in every line. "We imitate also the flights of birds," lu s;;ys ; "we have some degree of living in the :dr; we have ships and boats for going r.nder water." There you have the airplane and the subma-' rine. ;;!y Bacon conceived these as Ius;n:iiie;;! for "the enlarging of the bounds of hu:;i:in empire to the effect ing of things possible." He never predicted their use for wholesale de struction f life. ONE-LEGGED MAN NOW WANTS TO DO HIS BIT Fort McPherson, Ga. C. B. Fink, thirty-six. Is determined not to be n slacker. He has but J one leg, and the toil of box-making has told on his general health, and one-legged men are unsuitable for trench work. But Fink has asked Maj. G. V. Heidt to enlist him as a fireman. j "I can sure make a boiler & hum." lie declared, and said his g er.ployment as a fireman would i release a man for active service. $ The matter has been taken up with Washington. NOTICE Of Payment Due on Second Liberty Loan Bonds We take this method to inform our patrons and customers that all applications for Second Liberty Loan bonds of $50,009.00 or under have b:2i illoted in full and payments should be mde in accordance with the terms of the appli cation. Not less than IS per cent of the amount is to be paid on or before November 15th. We hope to receive prompt payment. Southeast Missouri Trusl: Company AMERICANS GET GRIM TRAINING Pershing's Men Quick to Learn Tricks of War. "BETTER THAU VEST POINT" ;! Pet Was Killed After Defeat of Man Wrestling. "Steve" the big bear who had for many months been a pet of the fire men at Tacoma, and known to many persons throughout the Northwest, recently broke the big Iron chain that had held him captive and start ed out to see the sights. Several persons were attacked by the bear, but none seriously hurt. One of the clerics at the Northern Pacific headquarters ventured too near ; and Steve took him on for a wrestling match. Standing on his hind feet, the bear was almost as tall as the man, ami gave a demonstration of how a bear can roujjh a person. The man Anally escaped into a nearby building. The bear was later shot and killed. 8choo! for Young Soldiers Behind Lines Produces Results in Fast Time Go Through All War Tactics Un der British and French Instructors Mentality and Physiquo of Msn Ex cites Admiration. The training of young American of ficers in a special camp has a grimmer seriousness and intent than I can Imag ine anything of the sort could assume at I'lattsburg, Fort Sheridan or any similar camp In America. There Is, first, the psychological reason that these embryo leaders of the Snmmles In the ranks are receiving Instruction upon the soil of France, and that the environment surrounding them smells more of real war than would be pos sible 3,000 miles away across blue wa ter, says a correspondent writing from the American field headquarters in France. There is also something of that In spiration and quality coming from con tact with the French people; those In horizon blue about them ; those in civil ian clothes who are doing their bit be hind the lines. For France stands out among all nations that are taking part in this war as an example In devotion, courage and fortitude beyond compare. In this school several hundred em bryo officers are doing everything and learning everything that the enlisted man has to perform, and bringing it to a degree of perfection ere he can be truly listed as a soldier of modern war fare. There is nothing of the kid-glove, fireside, easy-chair side of their work, and when taps sound at night, their un trained muscles ache, and the cot is a welcome thing. There is nothing either of textbook courses or of dignified drills. It's practical hustle from morn ing to night. Dig Trenches and Throw Grenades. They are digging trenches, learning the use of machine guns and V. B. rifles, throwing live grenades, discharg ing service shells, going through attack formation and jabbing Imaginary Bodies in the eye. The throat, the heart and the stomach; taking gas tests, go ing through every phase f hard work that involves trench wurfare. There is an old regular army adage that any sort of a man physically fit can be rounded into a soldier, but that the officers are especial creatures, en dowed from the gods. This, as many an ancient belief that existed in the days of civillzed-In-the-open warfare, has gone by the board. In its place has risen the certainty of knowledge that the real difference between the soldier In the ranks and the officer commanding him is truly nil; that one Is as good as the other in the stuff that makes the fighter. What is more genuinely Important, In order to properly command men and inspire them with confidence, what is needed Is not theory or "book larnin " or a better quality of cloth In a blouse, but actual experience and knowledge of the work Itself. Better Than West Point This Is General Pershing's opinion as well as that of Gen. Robert Bullard. a veteran infantry officer, in charge of the camp, who declares In tones of genuine enthusiasm that the commis sioned men when leaving this school to undertake commands will be better soldiers than they even know them- L selves, and that they will go up against the Bodies with the knowledge ami con fidence Impossible were they merely graduates of West Point. The school Is purely for infantry of ficers, who. In the main, will become second and first lieutenants when they "graduate," if the term may be used. It Is an established French Institu tion, combining permanent barracks and, to n certain degree, modern com forts for the men when off duty. As it is the intention to greatly enlarge it, a number of new buildings are In course of erection. The location Is In a beau tiful section of rural France. Go Through All War Tactics. A battalion of French soldiers may be seen going through all the stunts of modern warfare, while embryo officers from over the sea look on. The Poilus captured mock German trenches with an eclat indescribable, demonstrating rocket signaling, bayonet charges, grenade and liquid fire, and every branch of field work. Immediately afterward the youthful Americans were put through the same maneuvers, entering into the work with a genuine will. It seemed odd to see these young officers-to-be, working and active exactly like so many Sammies in training, as witnessed in other ramps. They will know the game when tm is obtained, and from the latter bayonet attack, sniping, grenade and liquid fire work. Thus the methods in use In both armies now holding the line against the Boche are absorbed. There .are 37 French and British of ficers on the Job. A number expressed enthusiasm at the mental and physical stuff in the future American command ers, and It was easy to understand why after seeing them at work. For they are the pick of the home training camps, coming from every branch of professional life, university graduates, former army enlisted men, patriotic eons of patriotic and wealthy fathers. Intellect is written all over their physiognomies. "As sure as shootln. they'll deliver the goods." Work Like Enlisted Men. Company formation is preserved among them exactly as if they were en Jisted men. Each company 13 split Into two classes of about seventy-five men each, and, to facilitate identifica tion In instruction, every man wears a broad band around his service hat, these ribbons d noting the particular branch of warfare in which he Is spe cialising, for there are special as well os general classes. Machine-gun specialists wear n yel low ribbon, hand grenade men orange, rifle grenade red. bayonet experts white, liquid fire blue, and so on, with the good, old-fashioned tried and true American rifleman wearing a band of green. It Is General Bullard's Intention to have this first lot of men act as in structors for their fellows to follow. And a point I noted with genuine pleas ure was the absolute cordiality be tween the Britisb, Fronclf and Ameri can officers, those instructing and those being Instructed. Appear as One Family. They were truly as one family and truly working together as brothers and allies in a great cause. The stuff tl.ey showed bodes 111 for the barbarian Boche, for which the gods be praised. General Bullard drove some miles to a special school where American aviation mechanics are receiving In struction from French experts. Courses In repairing all kinds of airplanes are In progress, including the practical re building of a fighting or observation plane. The work at this echool consists of textbooks and lecture instruction In die afternoon, with practical work In ;he forenoon. This practical work eon lists In part of the removal from a nachine by a French expert of some .mportant or unimportant part, which :lie American has to find as missing, ind Improvise or reinstrt into position. Every imaginary trouble that can wine to an engine Is deliberately cre ited, and the student has to locate the :rouble and master it. The French in itructors are high In praise of Ameri can aptness, as shown in this school, ind several told me that, as mechanics, 'les Americans" were "epatant."" frni United States Opening of Government's Indian Land In Eastern Oklahoma Have you exercised your Government right? Thousands of acres of rich agri cultural grazing and timber lands in the greatest develop ed oil territory in the United States to be thrown open to the public. This does not interfere with homestead rights. Imporatant Points Ycu do hot have to live on the land. You do net have to improve the land. The land is close to railroads and market towns. No irrigation necessary 40 inches of rainfall. Ideal climatic conditions. Sel dom below freezing in winter; no excessive heat in summer. No rc?ervatiors of minerals. Vjj niy iqiire 15) acres of this lmd. It's your opportunity You obtain this Ianddirect from the government. You must act now. Car here for a few day only. You do not have to o to Oklahoma to file on thi land. The government has never offered its people a better investment, with as great a prospect of tremendous gain, as this allotment is entirely surrounded by developed oil frelds, The Indian Land Demonstration Car under supervision ot the McAlester Exchange, of McAIes te 0tdh jm i is h ire to give you irjf ormation regarding the land and the methods you pursue to excercie your rights. Tnis opportunity is limited and immedaite action is necessary. Pullman car equipped with maps, plats, agricultural a ic geological reports and display of productions in charge of skilled demonstrators at the Planters Mill Switch, intersec tion Main and Independence Sts. Hours, 9 a.m. to 12 in.; 1 to 5:30 p.m.; 7 to 9 at night. Admission Free. EVERYBODY WELCOME. ADMISSION FREE r: IIP. PROPOSALS WANTED WOMAN ENLISTS AS NAVAL ELECTRICIA?J irirtrbirtrirCrtrtrirCrirlrtt 'U ism 4 4 wa I .9 jc-: ' Proposals wanted for the ir.r.vo ment of that part of Normal At. nu from the West gutter line of Pacif; Street to the Ka-t jrutttr line of "Ht- derson Avenue, l too City i Cun- Girardeau, Missouri. Sealed iin-posaL". will le received by the undersigned for the furni.-hins ai! material and labor and completing lh work of improving that part of Norn,::! Avenue from the We;-t gutter Kn. Pacific Street to the Ka.t gutter I .2 , of Kc-nderson Avenre, a distaift-e o; 107G ffet along which the p.ojic-r y fc t bub.icel. to a.-.-;esiirient total aproxi-r.-.rcly 204, feet, by bringing .'aid i'crrra1 Avenue from the we. t gutter line cf Pacific street to the Ka.-.t ga -L;r iir.e of Henderson Avenue, a dis- , trine? of 107S feet along which the pro perty ftet subgrct to the assessment tola! approximately 20S-1 fe:t. by, brin- y'. r v.- f-.-;(j v .,!-,' Avenue to the North -:; ..:v South driveway.-;, a ecrcivt.1 pavr- i-ienL t lx i:v.-hcs r.i tniCKi'.ess. in ac: orc-;-.nce with the nvofi::', plans, spiciric.i-tjrn- a:1'- rt:r.au for s iid work of ini jm.1"."' ("i file in t'.";.-; eir.c :.!' ord'.r.rau-e No. 1157. a ger.c -a' ordir.rce renrernin street.;, ad :- finance No. 1174. authorizing the im- - ... ... i r :.'..ircii aiie.v'.ni. P dde.'Y, t- cu:nply with the iV.iovv r.g coi;ditiii.-- v'-cn Submitting their 0 lids: Knrk-o check lor SH.O. Pa:J.h'e lo the r-hiyor, as guarantee in the ev nt they are awarded the contract, '.hev -Jil enter int.: the s;.:ne and MISSOURI GRAIN YIELD DOUBLED 08 LAST YEAR 'Cotit.jvj-ti r'i:i pujte 1) O.'.ts AciagA 2-).MiO; yi-id. 4 1,17, CIO bushels; value. $2;,7:1,77::. Acreage, S-'xWO: yieid. ;U,4C.i va'ue, ?CA"J12. iUick'.viual Ac.v.i;-:.:, COLiC; yield, ::)ti0 bushels; value, $110.:14. ! Uarley Acreage, 5.0'.V; yieid, r;;. .;:. bu.-hc"-. value, ?10.:;-!2. Max Acreage, o.(i.K; yield, b -i.cls; va!u; J14:'.:;H. Tr.:-:e Ifav Acn :.i-e. 2."j I i How New Electric Hair-Cutter Operates. An electrically operated hair-cutter which, eliminates the shears has been 1 !ei-ed. It consists essentially of a liutit standard with cross-amis at the top t support a small electric motor . connected with the clippers by u llex- i ii!i cord three or four feet long, suys Popular Science Monthly. In cutting long hair the finders and comb are used in exactly the same manner as with shears. In outlining the hair in front tin? cutters are turned upside down and the fMints pressed clos to the skin. The hair is cut in a fraction f tie tiny? usually reuuired. THE SISTER Was there pit: a jrr. v diil not share. I UlV.ll.lT f I! 'l'C'.' j Or a i!ay v! n I !: I ifir play you fair, ! "As rrio,! as a !!'. " v.n i:?e;l to say. j A-.-! ! .-s . nu- r for tl..- fray. An iOi'.ii ' I.i' .r t- run away, i;ro?!:cr i-i 1:1:110! 1,141 Aid tons; va'ue. ran.-? ' 1 j;' ar.-l Yviid 1: t id, 1..'2 to: .uv- : val".'c, .-l" t'd; y: Pr.om i'o . 1 Acre 1 G'JO.000 r.-.-.tn;!. : v::' Ct;o.i Ace-;.gc. I !7tV..'!'0 round.-; vai.u Tc ba. co A even ge . '.:' ' )VKU.iU; value .et and Grain I ;.0H; vi. hi, .S-givjin Sy;ui Acreage, '.!-); yield. !'J.(K't. ":d. 27.- . s7, r.l. 7o. :;;074: yieid, 2,- :ergbu;ii Sejd--2i)U;2 tu.-4iv:.-. ar-- .layiiig a game tl.at is stru!s";it ; a.!il i rue. llri'tiuT of rr.ir.e. AJ I'J give lie." i:'i:' to ?tanl next to yo 1, iTT'rt'i.'T ! Ti.ii:'. . T!ie sritrit. in''c l. is still t!-.P :;.".r:?; 1 I s!ioii!.l t;o irhrin!: fruin t!;e liattl's l!;r:ie. Yet here I s-'avat the woman's garni-, IJ:t.ti.cr of mine. If tlie last jri f must nt eils be rai'J I'.rftlifcr of mire. Vmi will v :''.7V. ;iri. ti:i.if:a:J. I'.r-'il, '- of rtiirie? TK ath can so small a part !estr"r, Y.a vill !,:uo l;r.ivn the fuller joy Ah! wouM that I lia! b'-en born a boy. r'r. Ihi-r of min! Gra'-e JIary Golden, in London rlcti rial. yie d, 2 VI'.l.M.'O gal iU- va.j . 2-.'j!M!: 211:.- Soldiers Reflect Training In Bearing and Attitude :ve the rtvuilred bond: and shall state in their hid th:it the work will be com menced within ten davs from the date 10 :2d bu.d.tis; vai.ie. ?l27.(Jir.. of the award of the said confact, ami Timothy y-ed Acn a vc, ()"')70; fn' li- pnmn'pfrd on or before ninety yiel !. I!.2o0 bushels: value. .d7,"7o. davs from said lat'. (riovc-r See;'- IVUT.oes Acreage. 1C;,;0 j Ono of th' bor lessons a soldier ,,. 'SOi'iO- v:e':d, i I-arns. cii::ug eiose lo those of dis- i- lino fii! onleriy aettoti. is nun l smartness." Indeed this may be set i down :is nart of (liseiiiline. and for '"' ' that renson In nM great train-In? camps yield, the vmin;' men. n-v. ly from civil life. I I ... f . ...l. ' n ,n .ri I... .1. ,1 . . .... I., vi' kv VS l That on t'-c completion ot lae wor v,i- i,-uo uu.-nei-, wnm. .. i.-,...- , - and the sa.e has been recchved by S.eet Potato, Aerea,, XTX the Council, they will accept .n payyu-ld. W't.-HJO bu,he.:a'uo. - ,,,,.,.. avoiding slouehiness in dress mcnt therefor, special tax bi.ls to be, T'avm 'md Town (rarot n. a ue, ,!,.meanor as he would the plague. issued against the abutting property. ; ?2.!,S::2.8v'). The moral effect of this is direct and liale nroKortionallv tiierefor. j Apjdes. commercial and domestic. ri,sj!T recognized, observes the Omaha ... . i i That trur- will in no event nolo t.iojam; all otner largo ami P.ee. The "smart" soldier Is a pd citf liable, either directly or indirect- Value, m.7.:,00. " n renews m mi M-u.t, v . i..,r:,. .ir,,i mn,, I ;itt tilde the lessons of his training, ly for the cost of the work or any part ; I- nchu-s f.e.i fo.age, l.a. and mdo resourrefuI and in all ways thereof, and when the improvement i-.r-rdcn and sunf ower swU and o.her, (j,por ,ablf? rnicient. The Amerl completed, will pay the costs of the en-junii.-tcd miscellaneous vegetables and j C;ui .jnny 1(MS. not stres3 this beyond and anv other costs f ;. ,1 crops value, .si.o.o-.o. r,.;iSn f,.r it is traditional to retain T -'.al value of garden, orchard and j as mueh of the individual qualities of . - . - f ii ....... i .1... : . ........ .!, :K1.. ,ttth m,oi1 f i 1" , H crops in .l.':.-SOlin tor ur Jtrui I me i.ien n i iiii..i.i.i. ...I.. ... .v. ... t.. . j-.nVwir'cnd j eoneer'-i a- tio-i. This policy has been t ... . v COl-1fJ s;iiim "t . I that may have accumi in filling the: contract. I Bids to be plainly endorsed:" posals for Normal Avenue Improve-; Iment". and filed in this office on vj- now on fde in this office fo-t use value ia developing se!f- relh'nei. and init'-Kve, the chief char- aei-Tisti v" V'tierican soldier. The first woman to enlist in the navy before January 7,1D18, at 7 o'clock ; i- .-iv etio'i o( p'o-pective uuuiers an.i, j.r0p.ir r,.i;iX;ltion essential to per is an electrician has Joined the colors. v ,T ...i,:-, ,1ids will be presented t v. ether- interested in the same. S)lll:,i Cl);;:;.,r; is always permitted, and She Is Abby Putnam Morrison, and Cnvrc at its reirular meeting to i Dec. 1 1, 1!17. ehe is now an . "Electrician, First . j:. KKISSKI.. Plans ar.d specif cations f.:r .-a:i '-J v"t,n- the combination of this clement with that of d":eiplinnry routine produces Class," in the navy. She Is a member u u" ... ,. .-,! r- Clerk. :! the best fighting organization the world of the wireless class for women of which lira. Hebert Sumner Owen is they "get on the- real Job." And to 1 the founder and director. Divisions of know the game from the ground up is this class are detailed to Hunter col the way properly to trim the barbarian. ' lege, the Marconi Radio school and to One thing stands out. That is the the Yung Men's Christian asaocia use of the rifle. The rifle is the Ameri- tioa. In this photograph Miss Morri- o., v..nnn onr? n.mrillniT r Ronsml Kon K W)t TreflriniTA TIATT tmlfonH. btlt Bullard, who is here In 100 per cent she is wearing the navy Insignia cS her I hurmony of opinion with Generals rank and branch of the service on her : ! Pershing and Slbert, every man In rank sleeve, or file In the new American army must be a marksman. In addition to being j public Hairbrush Banned In Louisiana, able to handle the grenade. An amendment to the sanitary code British and French Instructors. 0f Louisiana has banned the public ' Instructors are both British and hairbrush in that state after March French. From the former a general jt next. The law applies especially to course In pioneering, sapping, using barber shops and railroad trains. machine gtms and Stokes trench mor bus ever known. DRESSING UP FOR CHRISTMAS Every man wants to look well-dressed for Christmas, and we can make ycu well-dressed for the least money. Ve can make your old suit look like new. . Our modern facilities for cleaning ard pressir pve ycu all cf the advan tages of the large cities. We can et your suit toda and return it to you tomor row, clean and neatly pressed. We use the only Hoffman Saritary Cleaner and Presser in the city. JOHNSTON BROS,, Dry Cleaners, Phone 1257. Auto Delivery Service.