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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1M8.
WOUNDED BRITON HIDES TWO MONTHS NOTICE TO RED CROSS WORKERS HIND HON LINES, THEN ESCAPES M W. T. Doherty, Principal Cape Girardeau High Schcol, J. T. McDon aid, County Superintendent of Schools, and F. W. Snyder, Superintend ent Jackson Public Schools, have been appointed the School Committee in full charge of all Junior Red Cross activities in Cape Girardeau coun ty. It is earnestly hoped that every school teacher in the county will either see or write Prof. W. T. Doherty, chairman of this committee, who will gladly co-operate in any way he can to get the Junior Red Cross es tablished in every school district. Undoubtedly no higher patriotic ser vice can be rendered at this time, than giving the splendid youth of our country a chance to serve. Cape Girardeau County Red Cross By D'N. Stafford, Chairman. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Weather forecast: Continued cocl with fresh ast to northeast winds. Judge Edwrad D. Hays spent the day in Jackson on legal business. C. J. IteisenbichW, a local contrac tor, is preparing to move to Caru thevsvillc. He recently completed a large contract in that city and has been made several rood offers, so that he decided to chance his resi dence to the Pemiscot County city. The young Jauies of St. Mary'.s Catholic Churi-h r.re arranging for a drawing contest to award the boau ful hope chest. The chest is on dis play at Vandivort's store on Main Ftreet. Each customer buying 1001b of Chowder or Hen Scratch, we will give a Purina Self Feeder. A. C. DITTLIXGER Phone 137 2'J S. Spanish St. Dogs Could Be Extensively Used to Help Guard Munitions Factories Ey H. E. KINGMAN. Colorado Agricultural College, Fort Collins. Colo. In ;uanliii property during these strenuous times the watchdog has been overlooked. Wherever there is need of a watchman his efficiency may he increased by the company of a well-trained dog. Factories, mills, munition plants, storehouses, railroad bridges, depots, mines and reser voirs must all be protected during war times, and dogs can be easily trained to render an invaluable service. The highly developed sense of smell enables the dog to locate an intruder in the dark, and many dogs have been trained to give warning in i:is cf tire. A watehman is m;t liable to be taken bv surprise if accom panied by a watchdog. I'pon entering a dark room, rounding a corner, or passing a freight ear. he mr.v rest assured that no other person is within considerable distance if the dug has scouted the ground before him. Xot all dogs are suited fur police work, but most any dog can be trained to be of some service. The breeds of dugs best adapted for siuh work are the police dogs. Airedales, collies and bull terriers. Bloodhounds are splendid trailers but not adapted for other police duties. Kindness, firmness and patience are all essential to the successful training of a police dog. A well-trained dog will trail a man until caught imd will then prevent his escar Jf the culprit chooses to stand quietlv, the dog will remain a safe distance and bark, but if the man tries to run the dog will attack him, usually about the legs, and the man is thrown. k f a club is used the dog will grab the arm. This usually end resistance ' ou the part of the man. A shot may stop the dvg but it must be a fatal one. since he is trained to attack in the face f lire. Whv not sixe the dog a chance "DON'T ANSWER" When you receive this report on your telephone call have confidence in the telephone op erator. She wishes to get the number for you. Besides, it's less work for her to complete your connection at once than to report it DON'T ANSWER" Cape Girardeau M. A. Case of Poplar Bluff spent the day in the Cape yesterday on busi ness matters. Guf Hustedd of Caruthersville wa3 c- business visitor in the Cape yester day. George Mocker of Peiryville trans acted some business in the Cape yes terday. W. B. Arnold came down from Xoely's Landing yesterday to look af ter business and visit some friends. Stuart Haw. a son of Dr. and Mrs .uarvm Haw. wno is now serving in the United States navy has written his mother a letter informing her that ho has made several trips across the oroan on a battleship convoying Unit ed Siates troops. The trips were made without any excitement, he writes. Gaither Ranney, who recently join cd the army .after failing to secure a commission in thp officers' reserve ccrps, has been discharged from the army, he ha.-, written his friends in ess; Bell Telephone Co, he now resides. Harold Morrison departed for Dex ter yesterday afternoon to spend the Easter with home folks. Arthur Buekner arrived here yes terday from Brookfield, where he is employed by a grocery firm. He was called to Jackson yesterday for the physical examination for army ser vice. Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Ludwig and j daughter, Mabel, of Marlin, Canada, are the Easter guests of Rev. A. H. Duelteman and family. SENATOR LANE NOW HOLDS U.S. POSITION jJulien Miller Reported Also To Have Eyes On Govern ment Job Senator Thomas F. Lane, promin ent attorney and one of the leading Democrats of Cape Girardeau County, who departed for Washington, D. C, two weeks ago, is said to have secur ed a position in the United States War Department. The attorney de parted two weeks ago, but would not tell the purpose of his visit to the Capital. It has been learned that his mail is being forwarded to him in care of the War Department at Washington. His friends say he has secured a posi tion in the legal branch of the govern ment. Senator Lane is the second attor ney of this city to enter the govern ment service since the war began. Or ren Wilson attracted much attention, when he announced several months ago that he had landed a big govern ment job, but up to the present time nobody has learned the nature of his position. Julien Miller, another attorney of this city, is said to be after a govern ment appointment. He has been in Washington for several weeks. He left telling his friends that he was go ing to visit relatives, but it is known that he made application for an of fice in the government service. U.S. CASUALTIES IN WAR TOTAL 2,129 166 Soldiers Kiiled In Action In Franee Since Country Entered War WASHINGTON March 26. The casualties among thp American expe ditionary forces, as announced by the 'War Department, reached a total of j 2,121), with the addition of forty-seven j now names contained in Gen. Per jshing's list of Saturday r.nd last night. A summary of the casualties fol lows: Killed in actionl66, Killed or captured, 1 Killed by accident 154. Died of disease, 730. Lost at sea, 237. Suicide, 11. Unknown causes, 17. Died of wounds, 41. Executed, 1. Civilians, 7. Gassed, 6. TOTAL, 1,366. j Wounded, 696. Captured, 22. Missing, 3S. Total of casualties,2,129 the Cape from Campbell, where Thigh Shattered, He Takes Refuge in Shell Hole and Enemy Believes Him Dead He Crawls Across Trench and No M?n's Land to English Position Many Stories of Bravs Desds on Battle Fronts in France. What Is regarded as one of the most astounding stories of the war is told bv Private J. Taylor, of the London regiment, who has received a distin guished conduct medal. Private Tay lor's own story, ns told in the London Express, is as follows: "It was during one of the attacks on part of the Ilindetiburg line on June 1(5 last year," he said. "We had gone over the top two companies toother, following up a successful attack made in the same direction on the previous day. This time we were met by a terrific enemy fire, and our fellows were dropping like ninepins. I was a stretcher hearer, and I ws trying to patch up one of our men who was down, when 1 was knocked out myseif by the bullet which fractured my thigh. Behind Enemy's Trench. "After that I remembered nothing for some hours. It may have been a day or it may have been two when I recovered consciousness, with a parch ing thirst and a great srtise of weari ness and pain. "I discovered afterward that we must have passed beyond our objec tive, and we were therefore behind the enemy's trench and support trench at this point. His front treiuh had been taken on the previous day. and these lie now occupied were not backed up hv .Tiirs lmr liiiri ooen country be- ! hind them. 1 did not know at the time however, that I was behind the eu einv's line at all. I managed to crawl , into a large shell hole near at hand, and lay there anoiher day and night. "Then a comrade, a man named Pe ters, joined me. He also had been wounded, but could move more freely. He had found shelter in another hole near by. "We could tell the position of our own trenches fairly accurately by watching the fire of the trench mor tars, which seemed about a thousand yards away. I was iu too much pain and too weak to move. We lay to gether all day in the hole expecting every minute almost to be hit. and at night Peters crept out and foraged among the dead for scraps of hnily beef and 'iron rations' and water from their bottles. After a few flays, merci fully it began to rain, and by spread- I ing our caps and a sheet we collected drops of muddy ws;tor, which just kept us alive. Lived in Hiding for Five Weeks. j "This sort of existence lasted for about five week-. Then one niuht Peters went out and did not return. I have learned since that he was taken prisoner. ,-!t was the following niirht that the Germans, evidently rendered suspicious by the capture of Peters, came out three of them to the hole where I was lying. I lay perfectly still. One of them lifted my leg, luckily not the one that was broken, or I should proh Y.bly have cried out. They seemed satisfied and went away. "F was now left without help in get ting food or drink. During th next fortnight I eked out the small remains of bully beef ; then for two days I had nothing. It was then, feeling that nothing worse eouhl happen to me that I resolved to crawl toward our own lines. "It was an inky black night when I started. I had gone some distance when unexpectedly I mine on the (ler liian trench. I could have put out my hand and touched the men. The trench, a deep, narrow one. was light ly held, and it would have been im possible fr me with my broken leg to have climbed out of it again, even had I not been seen and seized. I man aged to crawl a little distance along t a quiet point, and then, summoning up all the. strength I could. Hung my self across. The Bodies neither saw nor heard. Reaches British Advance Position. "The next thing I knew I was in their wire, and how I scrambled through I do not know. I was a mass of cuts and blood and rags when it was over. I crawled on across Xo Man's Land, and presently was against More wire. It did not occur to m at the time that 'it was British wire, and I was dead beat. Just then n Very lieht shot up beside me, and in its flash 1 saw an unmistakable British face the other side of the wire. I shouted 'Dotv't shoot; I'm a Tommy! A sergeant called out to know who I was ; then three of them lifted me over the wire. "I must have been a- sight : no clothes, starv.il almost to the bone, bearded, filthy; but the men were amazed to see me at all. They were j'n advanced machine gun post, and had been watching me crawling toward them, ready to pick me off at the right moment. "They told me it was a bank holi day I should remember, and from that I learnt that it was August. I had lost all count of the days." Private Taylor Is n single man, about twenty-five, and before the war worked in a factory in London.. He was seven times rejected for the army owing to tha fa't that he is blind In the right eye. but as he was otherwise fit he succeeded at last in evading the sight test by a feat of memory and has de- reiopen nimost into a marksman, fir ing from his left shoulder. Although he is still obliged to use crutches, he expects to recover the use of both limbs. Sergeant Captures Fifteen Men. So many stories of brave deeds onrao from the battle fronts that it is diffi cult for the staffs to select the heroes most entitled to military honors. A New York Herald correspondent has gone through a record of the most recent awards and chosen the follow ing as worthy of special newspaper mention : Sergeant A. W. Bennett, of East Sur rey, led the first wave of an attacking party with great gallantry and dash to the first objective, capturing fifteen of the enemy and killing many more. He then took command of the party and b-d them to their second objective where he killed an officer and several men. During the withdraws! of the raiding party lie showed a line exam ple to his men, and withdrew them as if on parade, although subjected to severe rifle tire. Private J. W. r.arker. Royal Scots Fusiliers -A dumber was shot close to him. and two of the bombs in his pouch were ignited. Parker pulled open the man's pouch Mid threw both bombs away, when they immediately explod ed. He was dressing the wounded man at the time, and his action saved many of his comrnd"s. Stand on Live Grenade. Corp. T. W. Allison. Northumber land Fusiliers When his officer was sevi rely wounded and lying under tire he went hack and sheltered him with his body at great personal risk until it was possible to move him to a place of safety. No praise can be too great for this splendid act of devotion. Private F. Noweli. Boyal Scots He was preparing to fire a rifle grenade when an enemy shell burst, knocked the rille out of his hand and caused the grenade to fail out. Calling to the men near to get clear, he put his foot on the grenade which exploded and blew off his foot. P.y this act he saved the lives of an officer and five men. Private T. H. Seel. Northumberland regiment While carrying a message from brigade headquarters to a for ward station was badly wounded in the h"ad and both legs by a shell within ."ifX yards of his destination. He crawled the rest of the way and de livered the dispatcl.es. Private C. F. Passoo. Manchester regiment Accompanied by another st.'dier he went '211 yards to a detached post to bring in a wounded man. They dressed the wounds and carried the nam TOO yards across the open in broad (i,;y!i::hf, in spite of rille fire, machine g:m lire from an airplane and the ground, and sniping, a well as heavy slu-ll fire during the concluding 100 yards of their journey. Aviator Saves Men in Boat. Pioneer W. T. Smith Royal Flying corps As gunner in an airplane he bot down an enemy machine, but his own pilot was then wounded and ftdl forward Insensihb on the control lev er. Smith climbed forward along the 'plane, pulled the pilot off t!iL lever, and got the machine under control. The pilot partly recovered and Smith remained standing on the side of the body of the machine shouting words of encouragement to him. The ma chine was eventually landed without much damage. Agents of the British and Foreign Sailor's society tell a thrilling story of a French airman's quick and heroic adioii in saving life. Several P.ritish saiiors were in an exhausted condition in an open boat, having been on a tor pedoed steamship, when a French tlyer. coming from nowhere apparently, .swooped down close to him and drop ped a life belt. On it was a slip 0f paper with this message: "Cheer up. lads, I'm going for help." lie vanished in a jiffy. Five hours latter a ship he had summoned arrived and rescued the drifting men who could have survived but a few hours longer. The name of the French avi ator was never learned. FOUR SONS FOR SERVICE Mother Wants One Left Out of Draft to Her. Mrs. Nora Gearin of St. Louis ap peared before the district draft board the other day and asked for exemption for a sou who had been placed in class No. 1. "My darling Jimmy is in France with Pershing, Danny and George are at Camp Funston, and now they've put Leo and Dennis, the only two I have left, in first class. I am willing to let one of them go, but can't you fix It so one of the lads can stay home?" The board took the case under ad visement, but Judge Spencer, the chair man, remarked Informally that one of Mrs. Geariu's lads would stay home if he had to break every draft regulation on the book to arrange It. Built Straw Home for $270. A straw home, built by a Colorado fanner, near Denver, cost $270. The farmer used bales of straw for the walls, covered them with cement and topped tliem with a shingle roof. s plowing ttie ground y 8 IJSb e The seed of your fortune is the money you male to-day. If you plant it wisely in our bank, let it stay there, and add to it regularly, your future is assured. That money you work for now, if put into our bank will some day work for you. It will keek your family from poverty and misery. Come into our bank and open an account in our Saving Department. You will receive 4 percent interest. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TRUST COMPANY HELD FOR DEATH OF HIS SON-IN-LAW NEW MADRID, March 26. Fol- .o.1K r " - (how quickly pure I.a p ik eye a as' fere Justice of the Peace Jones, John: ,. ,, . . . . eiieves t.ood s ; eyes a d dark r n; mown, or. was uunuu uvtr iu nic grand jury on a charge of killing: his son-in-law, Harry Barker and later released cn a $5,000 bond to appear in ciecuit court during; the May term. According to the testimony given at the inquest and preliminary hear ing the men had recently become re conciled after several years' feud. The direct cause for the shootinir, it was tsstoik-;! was the meeting; between Crown and his son-in-law on a roau leading from his home to New Madrid Barker, it was testified, was riding in a bucgy accompanied by a woman, I.o'i Dodson. The killincf, with which Brown is i charged, was done with B-.rker's own ; gun, which his father-in-law bad bor-1 rowed the evening before. The post mortem examination showed Barker) was shot in the back below the left i t shoulder blade. FERRYBOAT GLADYS; RESUMES OPERATION! The Gladys, Capt. Jaynos' ferry boat, has resumed operations between t-his city and East Cape, ami is ex--.crted to have tho best year in a long time. The Gladys has been overhauled v.hile in dry docks and appears almost new boat. Cr:.pt. Jaynes intended to resume operation last month, but the delay in getting the material to repair the boat held him up at least i month. This boat carries virtually all of the T)linois people who trade here to and from Cape Girardeau. The high wa ter last year made it necessary for Capt. Jaynes to build many approach 3s on the East bank of the river It is said that the expense of repair'npr the river bank consumed his profits on the year's business. Cape Girardeau business men have discussed a proposition to help bear the burden of caring for the river ' brink in order to encourasre Capt. Taynes and keep the east siders shop-. ping: in this city. i MONEY IN EGGS. Eggs are not bankable but money from their sale is. This nv is yours for the effort. How de . treat the hen that lays the G Etrcs? B. A. Thomas' Poultry 11. dy will keep the poultry in good dition and increase the yie!d m eg- We guarantee this and refund yo-i money if not satisfied. F. F. Brau- & Bros. DR. II. B SHEATA REGISTERED VETERINARY SCRGEON Office: Miles A Caaaisthia Stockyards Call Day or Kight Oaice Fkone fi&J Res. Phone G57 Simple Wash Removes Rings Under Fyes Cape Girardeau pe pie st. One man o b uns:g;:tiy u.i, ONE WASH with La.opti .. . . t . ter a!so removed a bad ey - - tr:i t three days. S.aal bottle of La o; t is gua:-a: t.cd U, b nefi' EVEi.' C S' oak, strained or inflamed ee . p.j luminam eye o p FREE. Fl NEY'S D:ar ST Get Your !T ri' :tt I' i t Prink otr 1- l ri.-n. (v' 1 I T Auto T-f & P., Phone 175. 207 Hrvd a Emil Koeppel. L.-uis ' n ' lw ...c'uuU ucL . . ' 1' won PAD t;urr ...lunu una... Iv. Cape 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., i p.m., 3 p.m. leaves Jackscn 10:30 a.m 3 p.m., 5 p.m. nr No. 223. R-ib Prices. Phone 605. 'HARRIS MOTOR CAR CO., ! 23? Rroidwa 1 9