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AND TIIK CAPE COUNTY IIKHAIJ)
AN. INDtfPENEiENT NEWSPAPER-ABSOLUTELY CLEAN AND FIT FOH ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO READ
Volume XVI
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, MAY 8, 1914
Number 19
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CITY COUNCIL
HOLDS REGU
LAR MEETING
Many New Improvements
Arranged for Other Im
portant Matters Up.
NO DAIRY INSPECTOR
Prof. Lewis Makes Interesting
Talk in Support of Measure
Without Avail.
There was a meeting of the City
Council held at the Court House
Monday night where matters of vary
ing degrees of importance were taken
up. Some of the more important
ones were slighted, and others of
an immaterial nature were dwelled
on at great length. The proposals
for the improment of Themis and
Ellis streets were referred to the
Judiciary committee with instruc
tions that proper steps bo taken in
the matter, and the matter of broad
ening Harmony Alley to 40 feet from
West End Boulveard was referred
to the Street and Wharf committee.
The petition that Water mains be
laid on Bloomfield from Pacific street
to West End Boulevard was granted,
and the proposal to improve Bloom-
field street was referred o the Street
and Wharf Committee. The proposal
to improve Mcrriwethrr street from
Aquanisi to Sprigg was received and
filed.
The usual appropriation was al
lowed the Ladies Cemetery Improve
ment Association upon the petition
of Mrs. Amelia Bader and Mrs.
Ella Dempsey.
In the matter of requiring the
Kettle River Co., to repair defective
work on the streets, it was agreed
to postpone further action until
next meeting when the president
of the Company would appear in
person and make arrangements for
the necessary work.
The most -important matte coming
before the meeting was that of the
appointment of a dairy inspector,
and the report of the committee with
suggestions were met with a deaf ear
by the Council.
by the Council, so far as the ac
complement of any real good was
concerned. Councilman Medley mov
ed thut the appointment be made in
conformity with the changes suggested
by the committee to whom the mat
ter had been referred, but the motion
wus met with strict silence on the
port of the six wise men seated around
the table. An indorsement of such
a movement would perhaps lead to
further regulations as to the preser
vat ion of sanitary conditions in the
wav of bakeries and other dispensa
ries of food products, and it is hinted
that such inspection laws would
not meet with the fuvor or conven
ience of some who are directly con
neeted with the city legislative powers
A commission form of government is
the only means by which the resi
dents of this or any other city can
hope to obtain luws intended to serve
the interests of the entire community
and in which movements for selfish
gain can be entirely eliminated.
Simpson and McEndrco were ap
pointed assistant fire chiefs, and Lee
AtchiBon was made policeman.
The work of improving Bellvue
from Pacific to Lorimier was awarded
to J. H. House, he being the lowest
bidder, agreeing to perform the
duties according to requirement for
S9.148.8S
SOAPS HIS BODY, SLIPS
OUT OF
JAIL
Altoona, Pa., May 4. Frank G
llohl. burglar, who robbed the Union
bank here March 23, last, of nearly
$3,000 and is also charged with com
mitting thefts as an auto bandit in
Tittsburg, escaped from the county
jail through a small ventilator window
six feet above the floor of his cell.
: . a iurnah h Bmll
opening bu Hi c and Teven-cighths
?Vl? 8.: , i .v,. tM in.
The crime for which HohT wa.
The crime lor w" on, J
nwa t ne trial was w:usimuui.
? ,!;,, i hn
Union nan .'kT i"n,i:7
noon Hour oy a
...ut.w.r nml navina
,o U.rOVt A" r ,hn ....int
"I"" cashier'
in The ;r H the. WW a bag
in tnt ii g. .... . t.
with nearly j.uuii in " '
bank's counter. A e
.hot by the bandit as tlio latt.r
leaving- E".
LITTLE GIRL IS
RETURNED TO
ALLENVILLE
i
ler Grandmother Says She
was Sent to Visit Sister
Living in Jackson.
YOUNG LADY ACCUSED
Little Girl Had Secured Employ
ment in Shoe Factory, but
Returned to Grandmother.
Gusta Harmon, a little girl about
fourteen years of age, who has been
iving with her grandmother at Allen-
villc, came to the Cape last Thurs
day and later entered the employ
of the shoe factory. It is claimed
hat when she left Allenville it was
the understanding thut she was going
to visit her sister in Jackson, and
that when her grandmother learned
of her whereabouts and surround
ings, she became alarmed and ex
pressed suspicions that the little
girl had been lured from her home by
young woman named Irene Stroder
who has been living in the Cape for
sometime. Miss Stroder denies that
she influenced the child in any way,
and claims that the little girl was
in desparate circumstances on her
arrival, and thut she personally
made privision for her and assisted
her in securing a position, and through
a friend had her taken to the home of
Mr. Klusing where she was cred
for and treated as a member of the
family. On learning of the dissatis
faction, Miss Stroder sought Gusta
and advised her to return to her
grandmother and Becure her consent
before coming back to the Cape,
and in accorancc with the advice,
the little girl left in an automobile
for Jackson Friday morning and from
there will take the train for her old
home where she will endeavor, to
reconcile her grandmother to per
mitting her to come to the Cape and
work in the factory.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT
WITH WILD TEAM
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Langevin
in Accident Which Had Dis
asterous Results.
BUGGY BADLY BROKED
Mr. Langevin Seriously Hurt but
Mrs. Langevin is Uninjured
Husband's Ribs Fractured
On Saturday afternoon, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Langevin, met with a
serious accident about five miles
South of the Cape which but for
the heroic efforts of Mr. Langevin,
might have ended with more disas
trous results. Mr. Langevin is an
expert in dredging machinery and
hat! taken his wife to the scene of
the construction of the immense
dredging apparatus which is located
near where the accident occurred.
The team seemed to be rather wild,
and became suddenly frightened as
they approached an extremely bud
place in the road. They gave a vio
lent lurch to one side and Mr.
Langevin was thrown out of the
conveyance, but maintained his hold
on the lines while they struggled to
make their escape. The buggy was
badly wrecked, one wheel being
torn off and the tongue broken. The
team was finally subdued. Mr
Langevin sustained a painful wrench
of the side and complains of severe
pains in his ribs. He is unable to
attend to his labors and is under the
care of a physician. Mrs. Langc
vin was unharmed.
MASONIC DEGREES CONFERRED
TUESDAY NIGHT.
On Tuesday night there was
meeting of Wilson Chapter, So. 7,
A. F. & A. M., at the Masonic
HH. The degrees of Past Master
and Most Excellent Master were
I conferred upon A. R. Zollsman, A
M. Tinsley, Cus. Pollack and Mr.
ruiiy.
The work of the evening was just
completed in time to avoid .heap-
oaching rain storm, and , fact
Rome of the members who lived out
qui,e tt distance were caught am
,boroU(hIy (Ir,n,.h,(1 b,.flre ,h,v
ih(ir
IT'S HAPPENING EVERY DAY
eoumY I'd o v& mf
MCtlCO. AM A MAM FuM. A
MeH AN' CHAM V WMOLI TLOOflMt'
VWiCH a KtEAEK CI4AN Of
kito im "IfcerFie eetAM
VctMfc -1 TBtL rvm IT
wirr tak ME
1 UKV T H1TU IKiV
f MKJt TRU9iM
BIG TENNESSEE
SCHOOL TO
VISIT CAPE
Have Written for Informa
tion as to Location of
State Normal School.
ON EXCURSION STEAMER
Will Leave Wickliffe.. Kentucky,
Morning May 12, and Arrive
Here in Afternoon.
On Tuesday, May 12th, the Hall-
Moody Institute of Martin, Tenn.,
will take its annual outing. The
steamer St. Paul has been chartered
for the occasion and will be boarded
by the students at WickliiTc, Ken
tucky, at eight o'clock in the morn
iiri, and it is their desire and inten
tion to arrive in the Cape at four
or five o'clock i:i the afternoon. It
is their wish to visit the Normal
buildings during their stay and to
cover the town generally. They have
arranged to spend at lea.-t an hour
in the citv, and it is to be hoped that
representatives of the different local
institutions of learning will meet
them nnd conduct them to the dif
ferent points which would afford
them the greatest interest.
II. E. Waters, the President of
the Institution has written to Mayor
Kage asking information ns to the
location, distance and accessibility
of the different school buildings.
A replv was sent at once, containing
the advice that the Cuoe was pos
sessed of miles and miles of paved
streets and sidewalks and that the
Normal could be reached in a fifteen
minutes walk. A cordial luvitation
was extended the prospective visi
tors and they will no doubt he met
with a warm welcome upon their
arrival.
BOOKER TELLS NEGRO'S TO
STICK BY THEIR RACE
Dr. Booker T. Washington, ad
dressing a mass meeting of the Na
tional League on "Urban Conditions
Among the Negroes," the other night
at Mount Olivet Baptist Church.
Fifty third street and Seventh avenue,
advised negro's to draw the color
line as the whites had done. "Pa
tronize every negro tradesman in
stead of his white brother," he said.
"and remember that whenever you
assist a negro you have lifted a cer
tain amount of worry off his mind,
and to that extent off the mind of
the entire negro race."
Slaters Reunited.
Chicago, May 6. Aitex living 10
years within three blocks of each oth
er here. Mrs. Alice Lawder and Mrs.
Mary C. Dawes, sisters, were reunited
by a newspaper story telling or vie
farmer's son belne missing In Mexico.
The women had not seen each other
k 14 year.
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GERMAN-AMER-CAN
SOCIETY
ORGANIZED
Convincing Speech of Organ
izer Creates Great En
thusiasm in Meeting.
BIG MEMBERSHIP ENROLLED
Society Promises to Make Rapid
(Jrowth Meeting Attended
by Large Crowd.
On 1 uesuay night there was an
enthusiastic meeting held at the
court house in this city for the pur-
nose of forming a local society of
the Cierman-American Alliance.
Hon. Henry A. Kersting, ex-assist
ant city attorney of St. Louis acted
as organizer, and delivered a most
forceful ami convincing speech in
his explanation of the aims and dc
sires of the organization. The meet
ing was well attended, there being
some two hundred people present
anil all seemed to be deeply am
favorably impressed with the remarks
offered by Mr. Kersting in the dc
livery of his speech. On Monday
night previous the necessary formali
ties for organization were indulge)
in. ami some .15 members were en
rolled. On Tuesday night after tin
speech was finished, US more mem
bers were received, bringing the total
membership up to 73. Charles Blatt-
ncr was elected president of the loca!
organization, and Louis Wittmon
was elected secretary. The outlook
for the movement, yet in its infancy
is most flattering, ami there is every
reason to believe that with the nobl
purposes expressed anil the interest
manifested by the business men of
the city, that it will grow by leaps
and bounds, anil that within a short
period the membership will have as
sumed pleasing proportions.
The speaker was introduced by
Judge II . E. Alexander, who made a
few preliminary remarks fitting the
occasion. Judge Alexander declined
the presidency of the society for the
reason that his frequent enforced
business absences from the city would
render him unable to meet the re
quirements .necessary for the proper
fulfillment of such duties.
Mr. Kersting made a most able
and instructive speech, and his au
dience was most favorably impressed.
He will return to his home in St.
Louis sometime Wednesday.
The time and place of future meet
ing were not agreed on, but all ar
rangements in that respect will be
definitely arranged within the next
few days.
Warns Jurymen Against Wive.
New York, May 6. Instructing
grand Jurors In Queens county, Jus
tice Oarretson said men should be
frank In their home life, but wlvea
shouldn't be permitted to coax Jury
Information from them.
CAPE MAN ROB
BED OF GUN
AND MONEY
Man Claiming to be From
Bloomfield Suspected
Has Disappeared.
WORKED "CON" GAME
Party Answering Description Buys
Ticket lor vanduser on May
That Robbery Occurred.
Sometime during the day, Thurs
lav. Wm. Hinkle who has a room
on the river front just Ensl of the
Prescott Hotel was relieved of per
sonal belongings to the extent of
32-calibre automnre Colts Pistol
and fifteen dollars in money. The
property was taken from the room
hat Mr. Hinkle occupies, anil lie
suspected that lie was romied ly a
newly found friend, claiming to hnli
from Hloomfifld. This imrly ap
proached Mr. Hinkle several days ago
and worked into Ins commence ty
trying to rake up an old acquain
tanceship, stating that he hail known
Mr. Hinkle eighteen years ago, hav
ing worked for linn in the tnnhcr
business at that time. While Mr.
Hinkle had no recollect inn of the
party, he did not doubt his story,
and hail him visit him in his room
on several different occasions. t 'n
the day that the gun and money dis
appeared, the stranger mysteriously
drooped out of siulit also, ami it is
thought that he is responsible for
the theft. A man answering his
description is said to have bought
a ticket for Vanduser Thursday, but
all further trace has been lost.
LOOKSFORTROUBLE
WITH LOADED GUN
Arrested by Officer Atchisyn and
Releivedof f irearm Landed
In City Jail.
TROUBLED STRANGER
Sister Anticipated His Movements
and Telephoned URicers to
be on Lookout for Him.
Last Saturday night a young man
by the name of Hersinger had somi
difficulty, imaginary or rent, wit!
some person whose identity has not
been revealed, ami in order to main
tain his honor and dignity, it i-
saiil that he repaired to Ins home in
the North end of the town where he
secured a single barreled shotgun
with the apparent intention of light
ing a one sided duel. His sister sus
pected his evil intentions and 'phonei
to officers Atchison and Stone t
be on the lookout for him. Ollicer
Stone was detailed to some other
part of the city during the suspense
anil a few moments later Officer
Atchison was forced to deal singl
bunded with the blood thirsty in
dividual. He was quickly ri'lievei
of Ins weapon, ami Ins utterly as
well, and the shell was cxtractci
from the Zulu. The prisoner was
Phund to be intensely inebriated, am
was still in that condition when
incarcerated in the city bastil
On Sunday his father appeared am
made arrangements for the settle
ment of the penalties accruing an
the young desperado, greatly calme
anil much humiliated, wended his
way homeward.
KENNETT ATHLETE SUFFERS
BROKEN KNEE
Word has been received from
Kcnnett to the effect that there will
likely be no contestants from that
city to participate in the athletic
meet to be held in the Cape on May
8th and 9th. Owing to a severe
accident with which one of their star
performers has met, it is though
that none of them will enter the
contests. Frank Gwynn is the name
of the man who was injured, and i
is said that his knee was .broken
while engaged in a game of base ball
a few days ago. It is to be hopt
that his injuries are not as seriou
as reported nml that the arrange
ments heretofore made for Kennet
.representation may not be lu-oken
It pays to put your Want Ad i
the Tribune.
MEXICAN RAIL
WAYS ARE AL
READY MINED
The Two Lines From Mexico
City to Vera Cruz Wait
ing to be Blown Up.
MINES EVERY HALF MILE
Questions of Honor Not to be
Left to Mediators Americans
Are Not Named.
tWNll Nwi Servlea.)
Vera Crus, May 6. Information was
MWt to the war department at Wash
Ingtou that the Mexican federal troop
have mined the railroad tracks from
Vera Crux to Mexico City In prepara
tion for the utter destruction of the
roads In the event that the American
forces attempt a march on the capital.
The mlnee are reported to be halt a
mllo apart and Mexican soldiers have
been detatfod to touch off the fuses
should hostilities evenlvate. These
preparation and the throwing up of
defenses which are dally making tho
position of the Mexican federal troops
stronger, are known to be a source of
worry to Drlg.-Uen. Punston and It is
understood he would welcoeue ortlors
to start for tho Mexican capital at
once.
Admiral Mayo, at Tamploo, has in
formed the navy department that be
would have no trouble in taking Tam
ploo with his present foroes, and It
waa learned that he has store than
once hinted In his dispatches that It
would be advisable to take sach action.
He has now under his command, In
addition to bis flagship, the Dea
Moines, two cruisers and a torpedo
fleet of nine.
Honor Not Arbitrable.
Washington, May 0. An administra
tion official says this government will
not submit "qurstl'ons of national hon
or" to the mediators.
Representatives to preseut the Unit
ed States demands not yet named.
CHILD ATTACKED AND SLAIN
Another Desperately Wounded and
3,000 Armed Steel Wftrken
8ek Assailant.
(WNTT News flervtap.)
Pittsburg, Ta., May I. Florence
Dove, 8 years old, and Elizabeth Kle
oeck, 9, were attacked while picking
violets at North Braddoek, a suburb,
by an unidentified man, who hacked
(he body of the Dove child to piece
with a razor Elisabeth Klenock I
probably mortally Injured.
Three thousand steel workers, hoav-
Uy armed, are searching for the assall-
nt. Two suspects are in ye county
(all here.
Th' Roene of the crime Is within
half a mllo of the plnce where on
Thanksg vlng day, 1912, the liody of
Lillian Sehudle, 12 years old, was
found !n th" Fall Hollow Reservoir,
tlml In it ttnir
BASE BALL EXCUR
SION BIG SUCCESS
Enjoyed Eniensely by All Who
Participated, but Pleasure
Marred by Storm.
SMALL CROWD, BIG TIME
Rain Storm Drives Merry Excur
sionists Into Shelter Good
Time Anyway.
The excursion given for the bene
fit of the local baseball team Tues
day night, while not very well
patronized was greatly enjoyed by
all who attended. The pleasure seek
ers left the wharf on board the steam,
er Cape Girardeau at about 8:30
o'clock in tho evening, going up tho
river and returned at eleven o'clock.
Tho attendance waa small there
being but about fifty passengers
aboard. There was a large crowd
at the h'veo to see the boat depart,
and appearances in the early part
of the evening would indicate promises
of a pleasant outing, but when the
storm came up at about ten o'coek
the young people were forced to
seek shelter in the cabin much to
their inconvenience anil chagrin.
On account of there being so many
other attractions featured for the
evening, the excursion did not prove
tin success originally contemplated.
Advertise in the Tribune if you
want result.

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