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AND THE GAPE COUNTY HERALD
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, OCTOBER 2, 1914
LINE RIVER TO
Splendid Display Witnessed
By Biggest Crowd In City's
TWO "VOLCANOES" AND.
"WATERFALL" MAKE HIT
Big Cracker Portrays" A Mountain
Spouting Lava Crowd
The crowd that watched the display
of fireworks last night was almost
one-third larger than that which as
sembled on the river front Wednes
day night. This was a pleasant dis
appointment to the business men who
feared the poor exhibition Wednesday
night would have a tendency to injure
last night's attendance.
The crowd last night was enthusi
astic over the entertainment, which
wa9 considered one of the best of its
kind ever given in Southeast Mis
souri. The pyrotechnics vere better
than Wednesday night andjhe lisp'ay
The river fr jnt was thronfc-P'J short
ly after C o'clock last ni j-t and every
reserved sect was occupied. An hour
later man of the streets leading
down to the river wers thronged vth
people who vere unable to tet desir
able positions along the river. Some
vere in tuggies, others in vindows
and hundreds were on top of hojrf.s
The courthouse yards, which afford
ed a splendid view of the river, was
filled with people, and the steps lead
ing down to Themis street were so
crowded that it was impossible to
either go up or down.
Th throngs remained until they
were signaled "good night" from the
two barges, and when they marched
away from the river, the street cars
were almost stormed by those who
lived out in the suburbs. Every street
leading from the river was crowded
with people walking home.
Business men, who tried to estimate
the crowd, said it was larger than
the one which witnessed the dis
play Wednesday night. Last night's
gathering was estimated at between
11,000 and 12,000 people, which was
probably the largest gathering ever
to assemble in this city.
The floating torpedoes proved un
usually interesting. Several of them
were lighted and then set afloat in the
river. The waves rushed over the
little light, but it would come up
again, still burning.
There were a series of colored rock
ets that burst skyward, then dived in
to the river, and spouted up again and
The battle of the wwhiu produced
rather bewildering effect. The two
Ij-rcs, when the ivcu were shoot
ing, took on the apnea -ance of gen
uine warships in action. The balls of
fire literally rained on the twD oarges.
and when the "battle"' subsided, a
cloud of smoke obscured the uncloud
The "waterfalls" which proved the
chief attraction Wednesday night, was
repeated last night and with a much
better effect. This huge explosive
lighted up the river to the brilliancy
of day. The silver-white streams of
powder poured over the beam of one
. of the barges and made a genuine
waterfalls. It was easily the most
striking feature of the entertainment,
but there were many others tnai were
spectacular and Won applause.
THEATER PRIZES AWARDED.
The voting contest which has been
exciting so much interest at tne
Broadway theater for the past two
wppIcs was closed last night.
Th nidres selected to count the
votes were W. H. Harvey, T. 3. Jnden
n1 Al Brinkopf.
The following is a list of the f ve
tMr,,, candidates, and tne pr-'e
nvsrfAtfl them i i
Stone. 241.750 votes, $150
. r.-'nm Konner. 109,170 votes,
JUIO ETC '
7 Freda McClatchey, 05,810 votes, ?50
diamond ring. ..,
Hendrickson, 74,315 votes,
Mrs. Sam Jacbs' 65''?15 voteS 23
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Scene In the office of the secretary of tate when the peace treaties between five countries were signed. Left
to right at the desk are: Sennr Don Jnan Riano, Spanish ambassador; M. J. J. Jusserand, French ambassador:
Secretary Bryan; Sir Arthur Cecil Spriic-Rlce. RHt'-h Rv-bnocafior, and Kal Fu Shah. Chinese minister.
WILL BE ENLARGED
Big Establishment On Good
Hope Street to Get
C. Wielpuetz has recently returned
from St. Louis, when he has been
for several days arranging for the in
stallation of additional equipment to
his modern steam bakery, located at
the corner of Frederick and Good
Hope streets in thio -Ity.
On account of hu rapidly increas
ing business Mr. Wjelpirct states that
it hasTecomeJTrectesaryor liim to en
large his plant
An immense three story brick addi
tion is now in course of construction,
and the work is being pushed rapidly.
It is the intention to have the by tid
ing complete and all additional ma
chinery placed in working order with
in five weeks.
The new addition is to be equipped
with a large elevator, and the baking
capacity is to be increased by adding
a new oven and mixer.
Mr. Wielpuetz says that his business
has reached such proportions, that it
has become necessary for him to pro7
vide increased storage room for h;.?
materials, as well as to enlarge his
capacity for turning out the finished
In order to meet the demands for
his output he is compelled to buy his
raw materials in large quantities and
at this time he has a car load of ilour
stored in the city awaiting the comple
tion of his new ware rooms.
When the improvements are com
pleted, Mr. Wielpuetz states that he
will have one of the most 'ip -to date
bakeries in this section of the country.
DR. W. C. PATTOX WILL FORM
PARTNERSHIP WITH MILLER
Weil-Known Doctors to Open Suit?
Today One Captured in Mexico. .
Dr. W. C. Patton and Dr. O. W.
Miller yesterday formed a partnership
and will open a suite of offices in the
H. & H. building today. These quar
ters will be ready for occupancy some
time about the middle of next week.
Dr. Patton, who formerly was
mayor of Cape Girardeau, is consider
ed one of the best surgeons in the
state, and has been practicing medi
cine in this city for more than twenty
Dr. Miller was graduated from t!
College of Physicians and Surgeon in
1900." He is a- son-of the laWJr W.
Miller and a nephew of W. H. Miller,
who died only a few months ago.
The formation of this partnership
revealed a somewhat romantic career
of Dr. Miller. One year after his
graduation he went to Alnmagordu,
Old Mexico, and took charge of the
Rock Island hospital, where he re
mained nine year?.
While performing an operation he
suffered an infection and almost lost
his rirfit eye. He remained in total
darkness for more than
FATHER SEES SON
! SHOOT SON-IN-LAW
Tom Farris Fatally Wounds
gBezel Brown Near Sikeston
Sikeston, Oct. 2 Tom Farris, 22
years old, a son of. a prominent Sikes
ton man, lired a load of gun shot into
Cezie Brown, 19, his brother-in-law at
the latter's home about five miles
southwest of Sikeston.
The shot, which will prehaps result
fatally, was prompted by a trivial
inattr. At the request of W. N. Far
ms, his father-in-law, young Brown
went to the home of Tom Farris this
morning to get a horse, which the el
tier Farris wanted to use.
When Brown reached the Farris
home he found his brother-in-law not
there, but rather than to waste sever
al hours waiting for him, he took the
horse and returned home.
Farris reached his home several
hours later and when informed that
his brother-in-law had borrowed the
one year, i hrse he entered the house, procured
When his sieht was finally
he became thephysician for the Mines
Company of America, n the state of
Chihuahua, where he remained until
last spring, when the mines werevput
out of commission by the revolution
ists. Dr. Miller and the officials of the
mining company fled for the rity on a
hand car. They were compelled to
carry the vehicle over some parts of
bridges that had been dynamited.
They rode the hand car to El Taso,
a distance of 425 miles, and before
they reached their destination, they
were captured twice by the Mexicans.
Good Ship Somers Departs Today; ,
Cape People Were Tickled At Boat
Dehorned Warship Inspires
Jokes Which Amuse Crew
Torpedo Boat Was Bought
to Aid In War But Spain
Surrendered Beore It Could
The goodship Somers, which has
been at port in the Cape harbor two
days, will depart on a cruise to St.
Louis this morning. The Somers ran its
in the navy just as a bee without a
stinger would in a hive. The torpedo
boat has been dismantled, and accord
ing to its men, there isn't cvVn a cy
pistol on board.
But the Somers is rrxnned by real
blue jackets, a commander and en
sign. They were transferred from a
battleship lying in the gulf to the
good ship Somers. After they return
from St. Louis, they wiU abandon the
It is believed the war department
sent the Somers up the river fiecause
it did not want to have any real war
vessels tied up in the event of some
unseen emergency. President Wilson,
at a conference with bis cabinet a few
weeks ago, is said to have urged the
navy department to assemble the two
fleets. While his reasons for these in
structions were not divluged, it is be
lieved in Washington that he fears
complications might arise out of the
Members of the Sonicrs crew de
clined to discuss this phase of the
question yesterday, however.
The seamen have found much
amusement in the puns that have been
inspired by the Somers since it reach
ed the Cape. One man, who visited
.the river front, expecting to find a
huge-ship, asked Capt. Dibrcll if he
wasn't afraid to get out in the river,
with the boat.
"I always keep close to the bank,"
responded the Captain, "so that I can
grab a willow twig and pvll the ship
upon the land if it should attempt to
The goodship Somers was purchased
from the German navy just before the
Spanish-American war, but Spain had
surrendered before the torpedo boat
reached American waters. After the
war was over the Somers, it is said,
carried the bathing suits for a part of
the; members of the navy, and when it
became unsafe for that, its guns were
taken away from it and the good ship
was incarcerated . in the Mississippi
restorer! ' nis snigun and tnen hurried over to
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tne xjruwii larmnouse.
Just as he reached the front gate
his father, W. N. Farris and Bezel
Brown drove up in a wagon. Young
Farris demanded to know why Brown
took the horse without first getting
his consent. Brown attempted to ex
plain, but Farris drew his shotgun and
fired, the load of the shot striking the
farmer in the left shoulder.
He tumbled out of the wagon and
soon lapsed into unconsciousness. The
father of Farris commanded his son
to leave the scene, and he sought aid
for his wounded son-in-law. The young
man was hurried to this city, but after
emergency treatment wras administer
ed, he was taken to Cairo, where he is
reported tonight to be near death.
Young Farris fled immediately after
the shooting and was arrested tonight
at Gray's Ridge, New Madrid county,
and was taken to the New Madrid
jail, where he was locked up pending
his preliminary hearing tomorrow.
Botfi young men are considered
well-to-do and W. N. Farris, father
of the prisoner, is said to be rich. He
is a large 'and owner, and formerly
lived on one of his farms. He retired
from active work a few years ago and
moved to this city.
E. E. Arthur, chief of police in this
city, said tonight that Young Farris
was regarded as a trouble maker and
had been in many fights. The chief
said Brown bore a splendid reputa
tion and had many friends. ,
The first time they were taken
prisoners by Castillo, who held them
a few hours and then ordered them to
go. Their second arrest was made by
Francisco Garcia, the noted bandit,
who terrorized Americans in the
northern end of the disrupted repub
lic Dr. Miller and his comrades were
dressed as tramps and their costumes
earned for thera a speedy release.
The president of the deserted mine
carried with him $10,000 in gold, but
the bandit chief made no demands of
yt fJarria is now held by the
American government In an Arizona
O FALL, SAYS
Teuton Guns Turned on Outer
Forts of City's Protection are Hav
ing Terrible EffectGermans
, Guns Pounding Forts Like a Trip
Hammer Batters Iron British
CRUISER LEIPSIG OVERTAKES OIL
TANK STEAMER OFF CHILI COAST
Russian Cavalry Wins Victory Over
Advance Guard of Germans, Says
Petrograd Allies Still Claim
Gains in Battle That Has Long
Been Raging Along The Aisne.
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(Special to The Tribune.)
San Francisco, Cal, Oct. 2 News reached here tonight from Chili says
that the Union Oil Tank Steamer flying a British flag, was sunk by the
German cruiser Leipsic, off the coast of Chili today.
The German war vessel met the oil tank steamer as it was cominz out of
the harbor and sent it to the bottom of the sea. The destroyed steamer
carried 60,000 barrels of oil and was headed for California.
Berlin, Oct. 2 An official statement issued by the War Office tonight
says: "Russian prisoners at Croisson, Prussia, today attempted to escape
during a heavy storm. Many were killed and wounded by the German
'The' Siege AMWCTTTlitfatrTrTeTJrogressr The Term ana occupied "
Malines today. The forts surrounding Antwerp are crumbling under the
bombardment of our heavy cuns."
Antwerp, Oct. 2 The long anticipated attempt to capture Antwerp evi
dently is on in earnest. The Germans have been bombarding the forts at
Lierre, SI. Catherine and Waehelm with 30-centimeter (12-inch) guns, and
with terrible effect, since early Wednesday morning. These gigantic siege
pieces have a considerable greater range than any weapon the Belgians
possess and are operated from posittions of comparative safety. The forts
at Lierre, St. Catherine and Waelhelmform the southern segment of Ant
werp's outer circle of fortifications. .-
The Belgian General Staff believes these same guns were used against the
forts at Liege with such terrible effect. Guns this size can be fired only
from specially prepared concrete constructed bases.. These bases evidently
have been constructed in the last month behind the embankment of the rail
way which runs - from Termonde through Malines to Louvain. This
would account for the tenacity with which the Germans held this railway
in the face of repeated attempts to dislodge them.
The Germans, who were using shells loaded with some high explosive
similar to lyddite, but possessing far greater destructive properties, pounded
the forts as steadily and as remorselessly as a trip-hammer pounds a bar of
Petragrad, Oct. 2 The General staff issued this statement tonight: ""A
division of the Russian cavalry obtained a brilliant success azainst the ad
vance guard of the Germans leaving Andre jew, government of Kielce, Ru
sian Poland, in the direction of thecity of Kielce. The enemy was sur
prised, and threw down their arms and fled, while the Russian cavalry cot
up a laggard detachment. German operations in Russian territory nearly
all failed, their artillery being defenseless on the roads which are not ma
cadamized. Most of the batteries became stuck in the mud as soon as they
left the principal routes."
Paris, Oct. 2 The battle of the Aisne was renewed today with great
fury. Vigorous attacks were directed by the heavily reinforced army of von
Kluck's against the Allies' position in a titanic effort to cut through the
British and French lines.. Repeated assaults were renewed time after time.
the Germans being driven back only to return. Fighting is still going on
with terrific losses on both sides. Hour after hour the great wall of the
Allies is being stretched more to the northward- The left wing of the Al
lies reached Arras and moved out to meet the invaders who retired after
an engagement, to the east. This battle eclipsed any of the series of con-
flicts that have taken place in the 20 days' battle along the Aisne river.
Berlin, Oct. 2, by wireless to Sayville, L. I. According to announcement
made in Berlin today, the great battle in France is still undecided. The
Germans are described as hammering the French positions at numerous
points by their heavy artillery. The attempts of the allies to break throjgh
the German lines have been repulsed. The heaviest losses have been in the
The Germans continue to mike steady progress.
In the fighting before Antwerp the German artillery has silenced two of
the Belgian forts. German troops captured 30 aeroplanes sent from France
In the eastern arena of the- war the Russian offensive mof-ntnf from
the Nieroen River against the Germans in the Province of Suwalki, is de
clared to have failed. It i officially reported that the Russian fortress at
Ossowetz, in Russian Poland was bombarded by the Germans until Sep
The fighting in France, the siege of Antwerp and the offensive operations
under Gen. von Hindenberg, all going on" at the same time, are taken tn
England to indicate that the German army is not lacking in men.
London, .Oct. 2 A Berlin dispatch to the Reuter Telegram company, by
way of Amsterdam, says:
"Official headquarters this evening announces that the heights of Roye
and Fresnoy-le-Grand, northwest of Noyon, were taken on Sept. 30. South
of St. MihieL the announcement continues, French attacks from Tool were
repulsed on Thursday, with severe losses to the French. The attack on Ant
werp continues successfully. The situation in the eastern war theaters re
mains unchanged." a.
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