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AND THIS CAPK COUNTY 1IKHAL1)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SEPTEMBER 18. 1914
ILL, WIFE AND
SON ARE HURT
Auto Breaks Arm of Youth
Who Was First American
Born In Philippines.
MOTHER INJURES HER
SPINE IN FALL ON STEPS
Army Officer io Be Retired On
Account of Illness, la Native
Relatives of Cupt. Thomas T. Fris
sell, nave received advice that on
September 11, he appeared before a
Board of Examiners at San Francisco
and was pronounced physically unfit
for further service in the United
States Army, and his retirement recommended.
Capt. Frisaell has lx;en in ill health
for more than a year, and has been
away from Mb regi"H:nt, on a tk leave
since January,, )Ui4.
When first relieved from duty b".
went to Buffalo, Minn., vhere he vn
derwent an operation in the Mayo
sanitarium. Upon the advice of his
physician, he went from Minnesota to
San Diego, Cal., where he has since
For a time his condition seemed to
improve, but he has not yet been in
condition to resume his duties with
his regiment, the 11th U. 8. Infantry,
Etationed at Ft. Russell. Wyo.
On the day of his examination in
San Francisco, his son, Duncan, who
remained in San Diego with his moth
er, had his arm broken while crank
ing an automobile, and on the day fol
lowing, Mrs. 'FrfsseH fell on the
stairway and received serious in
juries to her snino. . ...
Capt Frissell was born and reared
in this county, and is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. N. C. Frissell of this city.
Mrs. Frissell is also a native of this
county and is the daughter of Mrs. M.
E. Shelton. and a niece of Mrs. R. H.
Whitelaw ot this city, i
Capt. Frissell was graduated from
the U. S. Military Academy at West
Point in 1897. and was married to
Miss Louise Duncan soon after leav
He served through the Cuban cam
paign of the Spanish-American war,
and afterwards went to the Philip
pines, taking his wife with him.
Their son, Dune in, wi tho first
Amcricon child born in the Philippines
after they bectnet United States pos
While, it is knovn that a retirement
has been recomir-emled, M official an
nouncement of such action 1ms been
given, and Capt. IVijieU '. anxious
that he may he given another year in
which to recuperate, with .he hope
that he may b. thit time be al le to
successfully pass the examination.
Mrs. Frissell was just leaving the
house to gather some flowers in the
yard when her accident occurred. She
placed her foot on the stone steps
which were slick from having been
recently sprinkled, slipped and fell.
She was found in an unconscious
condition a few moments later, and
was carried into the house. She final
ly revived after an hour of heroic
effort on the part of the physician
She is still in a badly crippled con
dition, and the physicians fear she
has been permanently injured.
Capt. Frissell who had intended
visiting for a few days in Los Angeles
with his brother, Charles Frissell,
went directly home from San Fran
cisco when he received the message
informing him of the accidents to his
wife and son.
BELGIANS FLEEING AND ADVANCING
41 f -a, " 'v- "I Tf- fit '
W W's&P - ' ' Wi if a
Below, the entire population ol Tlrlemont fleeing for life from the ra;td!y advancing Germans, carrying their
most precious little possessions Above, belgfan Infantry In column formation screened by artillery under the trees
In the distance, marching to repulse the Germans at Haelen.
Stranger Ptavs Horse With Man
JVho Is Ihen la ken for Bandit
George Wiseman Is Good Sarnaritan for Couple Blinded Hu
White Way, Then Deserted In Country and Comidered
Highwayman When He Begs A Hide.
George Wiseman, clerk at the store I lady shouted her Uiankj for his fcirid-
of Lee Albort, reported for duty in a n8 anl bade him gooi nihL
very unple&fcant state of mind Mon-, . As he trurt6!'l vtarily back toward
day morning, and in relating the T" by , Mthe?
1 auto, and W n hp nftomttnl tn net-
cause for his peevishness, condemned , permission to rid the .h-iv. r .on.'
city council, the light company and i manded him o '.htovr up his htiaX
the automobile owners. land step asH; or he would run him
CAR TURNS TURTLE
Skids Cn Dew Turr.s Ovtr and
Upsets, Cttt Didn't Even Bend
Too many dew drops almost caused
ouiui ii. i uriurnein serious in
juries, if not death, nc:tr the Seven
m'p jreck shortly lifter 10 o'clock
Dr. Poiterfield was driving h's bljr
now Hudson car uml beside h'm
Wiseman worked hard Saturday, I down- PP"ty mistaking him for n , i TVVu ''":C
- t- . 5 holdup man. - L-Stout They were enrorto
rt-after partalnng of his evcn,r,g wa,ke(1 th(t ; to JacksoT, on a pleasure trip, A
meai sougni a prominent corner on
Broadway, where he sat on the curb
and rested his weary lower extrem
ities while he watched the crowds
Ju6t as he was preparing to turn
way without further mishap and when
J just as they reached the stn tch of
road a short distance from Srv n-
mile creek, Dr. Portr:-field ran hi:; .:n
over a plot of blue gia..s. t?ro n:j !;p.
side the road.
J he grass, heavy with iVw. ar
the machine to skid, anil the b- . a
wi.icn w-as running at a niodcrate rato
ho reached his home at late hour ho
was almost exhausted.
In attempting to place the blame
for his hard luck, Mr. Wiseman stated
that had it not been for the confus
ing electric liehts. there would haw
in for a good night's slumber, an auto been no occasion to M nut nm.mtr th,.
stopped near him, and the driver hail-' ditches and dumps, and if the citv i of 'l"'0'1' K awa.v 'rom the physi
ed him and asked him to sten to the coun" nal nlt ere the improve-. " ". rompiru-iy
ments, the passage would have Imvi ' " "i'"1-
open, and if they had used a bui-'v ! 1 r- 1 terfiell and Capt. St .ut
instead of an auto, the hrso VV(re thrown a distance of seve-a
have taken them home regardless of:' but neithor was hurt- Te lar
glimmer of the liehts. I not turn a ',iP'',tP somersault,
i but fell over on one si! , the wheels
TO BROWN TOURS COUNTY. fa"in& the road.
j Magnus Dempsey. riding in his ma
Tom Brown, Republican nominee I chine, was a short distance behind the
for Congress from the Fourteenth Porterfield car when it upset. He ran
District, made a tour of th tv into CaP Girardeau and notified the
. . . , . . , . Southeast Missouri Motor Car com-
yesterday, speaking at sevar towns ,. .. . ... ...
, , Paa, which dispatched another auto-
and meeting a large number,of Re- mobile, with a mechanic fo th
Gaines Announces Candidacy.
Henry P. Gaines who has announc
ed his candidacy for the office of coun
ty collector in this issue of The
Tribune, is a man who has never held
a county office.
Mr. Gaines has been a resident of
this city for many years. While he has
never been very active in politics he
now holds the position of city assess
or of Cape Girardeau.
For many years in the past he has
worked as a traveling salesman, and
in the performance of those duties has
formed an acquaintance throughout
He is widely known and popular.
machine. In keeping with his oblig
ing tendencies, Mr. Wiseman walked
over to the car and offered his ser
The man in charge of the auto,
without the formality or introducing
himself, imparted the information that
he had become bewildered by the con
fusing glare of the new white lights,
and that when he sought the darker
streets he encountered trenches and
dumps where improvements were be
In his efforts to extricate himself
he had lost his bearings, he said and
did not know the way out of town.
The visitor was accompanied by a
young woman, who he stated was his
wife, and she also appealed to Mr.
Wiseman to help them to locate them
They stated they lived somewhere
beyond Dutchtown and that they
would feel under lasting obligations
to their newly discovered friend if
he would accompany them to the
In compliance with their wishes the
young man climbed into the car and
gave the necessary directions to the
driver. After riding with them to the
city limits, he attempted to explain
that the way was clear, and that his
services as a guide were no longer
necessary, but his word1 made no vis
ible impression on the man at tne
wheel who continued to speed onward
without maknig a response.
Mr. Wiseman beorr.e alarmed at the
strange actions of Kin companions and
when they had reached a point about
two miles west of lawn, he attempted
to leap from the car
Realizing the impending danger the
driver killed his encme and brought
the machine to a t'ddder stop. When
the suspecting escort had safely
reached the groun-l he was requested
to crank the car in order that ira'ric
might be resumed.
He had hardly cot itlctcd 'lie tusk
when the auto dah forward so sud
denly tha he bard escaped being
run over. As they ran p :st him, the
He reached Cape Girardear earl
vesterday morning, and accompanied
by W. L. Mabrey, chairman of tb
county committee, and H. W. Bridge?,
candidate for the Legislature, he went
to Egypt Mills, where he made a short
talk. From that place the party went
to Oriole, where Mr. Brown also made
The principal meeting was held ip
Pocahontas, where Mr. Brown spoke
and was followed by Mabrey and
Bridges. Among the candidates pres
ent at this meeting were Judge Wil
liam Paar, Henry Caruthers, Collector
Caldwell and Ben Masters.
Mr. Brown spent last night in Jack
son, and today he will go to Gordon
ville, where he will address a politic
al meeting tonight.
The upset automobile was quickly
adjusted and then Dr. Porterfield be
gan to look for breaks. He examined
the machine from top to bottom, but
failed to even find a dent in the mud
fender. "That is some car," he said
as he climbed in. and the automobile
glided into Cape Girardeau.
12 KILLED IN MEMPHIS
AS TRAIN HITS A CAR
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 17 IV-lve
people were killed and prohnh'y .'50
injured tonight when an Illinois (Vn
tral frcil:t train plowed ir.l-i the
trailer of a Raleigh Springs ureet
car in a suburb. The accident occur
red at a crossing. The car was crowd
ed with wcrkingmen.
FATHER AND SON ARE
MANGLED BY BIG SAW
Youth Lose Hand and Following Day
Parent Sacri6ces Fingers.
TWELVE MINERS BURIED
BY A BIG LANDSLIDE
Salt Lake, Utah, Sept. 17 A ruh
of earth and rock coming without
warniing entombed twelve miners in
the Centennial mine at Eureka this
afternoon. It is believed that the
miners are all dead.
C. B. Haus, accompanied by his two
sons, A. B. Haus and L. B. Haus, ar
rived in this city from Maiden yes
terday. . .The senior Haus and his son, A. B.
Haus, are receiving treatment from a
local physician for accidental injuries
recently received while employed in
the Maiden spoke factory.
On last Thursday, the son had his
hand drawn into one of the big saws,
and the member was amputated just
above the waist. On the following day
the father had his left hand mangled
imd three fingers cut off by one of
the knives he was operating.
After receiving temporary treat
ment from local physicians they came
to this city where they will remain
until thoy have recovered from their
Both are getting along nicely
and unless unexpected complications
arise, their physician is certain of a
Nick Dammcnmueller of Oran, was
in the city yesterday on a shopping
FOES IN FIGHT
ON THE ASSNE
Paris Says Allies Have Lost More
Men In Two Days Than During
Any Previous Period of the War.
French and English Make Des
perate Effort to Route Germans,
Hut Are Repulsed by Von Ivluek.
FRENCH ADMIT BIG DEFEAT IN
EFFORTS TO CORRAL AN ARMY
Von Kluck and Von Buelow Close
Gap Between the Mighty Armies
and take Offensive in the Greatest
Battle of the War Austrians are
Holding Own With Russians.
(By Cable to The Tribune).
Palis, Sept. 17 In the battle on the Aisne river, upon wliirli depend
whither the Germans shall again threaten Paris or be forced from France,
the Allies have lost more men during the two days than during atty pre
vious period of the war.
The whole situation at the front has changed, according to the official
statement given out by the French War office tonight. The fighting con
tinues with the utmost violence north of the Aituie. in a desperate effort
of the Allies to gain retribution for the terrible losses inflicted their
ranks hy the Germans big fire.
The Allies were repulsed in a fierce counter attach made hy the Kaic
er's forces from a strong entrenched position on the Germaa right where
Gen. von Kluck has received reinforcements and taken the Offensive. Th
French also received reinforcements near Noynn. the extreme left of the
Allies' line, hut this added strnegth did not gain any ground for the French
Von Kluck was reverted tod.iv to he wil'.di in- Mm lines closer to (hose
of Von lluelow, who in turn in rapidly rinsing up the tca, between him and
the main German center. This would appear to indicate the failure or Gen.
Darmadc' stroke at 'li-rear of the Germans' ri;rht wine in which an at
tempt was made to cut off Von h luck's army from (he main Teuton force.
The French admit their failure to isolate Von Kluck and the rival armies
are now engaged in frontal attacks and counter attacks along the whole
battle line, with yet n decisive result, but on the two days' firhtinc the
Germans have shown up to I'ood advantage.
London, Sept. 17 Official announcement from Petrograd tonight indi
cates that a terrific battle is on between the Austrian and Russian forces
Just west of the San river, where the Austrian center is desperately chal
lenging every inch of the Russian advance. If the Austrians can continue
to hold its ground or retreat very slowly, then the embers of Austrian hope
mav he fanned into flame again. Germany is reported to be straining
every resource to relieve the Austrians in their extermity.
Berlin, Sept. 17, by wireless via Sayville, L. I. An official renort given
out at army headquarters at midnight (Wednesday) says that the French
front remains unchanged. The French attacks on a number of points
Tuesday night and Wednesday were successfully repulsed by the Germans,
who made a number of victorious attacks.
Owing to illness. Gen. von Hausen, former commander of the second or
Saxon army, has been replaced by G n. von Einem. former Minister of War.
Gen von Hausen is G8 years old.
Another change in leadership has taken place in the Fourteenth Reserve
Corps, where Gen. von Schubert has been replaced by Quartermaster-Gen
eral von Stein, the well-known editor of the official war reports and author of
laconic war bulletins.
It is reported here from Vienna that 1800 Galirian traitors have been
brought into Graz, Austria, where they are awaiting sentence. .They are
said to have been paid by Russia to signal the positions of Austrian
troops to the Russian army.
Washington, Sept. 17 Germany has acknowledged the I'nited States'
informal inquiry concerning further peace overtures with a noncommittal
reply. President Wilson told callers this afternoon. He declined to disclose
the contents of the reply, which came from the German Chancellor. Ger
many's declination is said to have given the following reasons:
Germany would be glad to listen to mediation suggestions, hut is abso
lutely prohibited by the attitude of England.
Germany 'vill not stop lighting 3u long as Knjlad declares this must he
a war to the finish.
If this is to be a war to the finish, as Fngluld declares daily, then tier-
many will fight on.
If the world at large hories for di; armament, then the crushing of Ger
many is the poorest way to accomplish it.
Germany is willing to call the war a draw. Such a solution, she main
tains, would be most conducive to future peace in Europe and to disarma
ment. Complete victory on either side would not lead to staple conditions.
There must he something more substantial in the offer than the mere
tender of good offices of the I'nited States. While recognizing the kindly
interest of the Government, yet it contains no assurances from the allies.
Germany in Europe must not be dismembered. While negotiations might
be considered concerning colonies, the German Empire must remain intact.
Germany must be left alone by other Powers around her in the future.
Live and let live is the policy that Germany wishes its enemies to obseite;"