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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, December 21, 1917, Image 4

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the wmLVt numa jind caps county heiuld,
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.
.; 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."
Rallies I
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.
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.
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
Pershing's Men Quick to Learn
Tricks of War.
;! Pet Was Killed After Defeat of Man
"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
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
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
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
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.""
United States
Opening of
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.
'U ism
4 4 wa
.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
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
'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 How New Electric Hair-Cutter
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.
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.
iOi'.ii ' I.i' .r t- run away,
i;ro?!:cr i-i 1:1:110!
1,141 Aid tons; va'ue.
' 1 j;'
ar.-l Yviid 1:
t id, 1..'2 to:
: 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.
":d. 27.-
. s7, r.l. 7o.
:;;074: yieid, 2,-
:ergbu;ii Sejd--2i)U;2
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
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
va.j .
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.
... 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:
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-
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.
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.

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