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CAtk .NORMAL SCHOOL
AND THE CAPE COUNTY HEARLD
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, OCTOBER 30, 1914
ALL NEW LAWS
Says Men Who Pay Income
Tax Gouge Poor To Make
Up For It.
DECLARES WILSON HAS
NOT KEPT PROMISES
Country Was Losing Money Be
fore War Broke, Says Former
Charles Xagel, former Secretary of
Commerce and Labor, in his address
at the court house yesterday, ri.'.dled
the Democrats and paid his respects
to the last Congress. He declared that
the Republicans turned the country
over to the Democrats in good finan
cial condition, and that poor legisla
tion had caused a huge deficit.
Ife branded the income tax a farce
and said the Underwood law had made
the nation lose money before war was
declared in Europe. Mr. Xagel spoke
for more than an hour, during which
time he devoted his assault on the
The crowd was not large, but Re
publicans stated that the hour schedul
ed for the meeting kept the majority
of employed men away.
"The questions to be discussed are
grave ones, because the country is in
a grave condition; the markets are not
good for the products of the farm,"
said Mr. Xagel.
He said the financial conditions are
not good, but prefaced the remark by
paying he was not a calamity howler
and did not speak in a personal way.
He said the country was prosperous
when the Republican party went out
of power, and that the Democratic ad
ministration promised lower cost of
living . Mr. Xagel then asked what
part of the living was lower? "The
cost of living can not be regulated by
htw. That is an individual matter gov
erned by habits and practices of the
individuals," he said.
"The Democratic administration
promised to reduce the cost of living
in one way by the Currency Law, and
the currency law places in the hands
of the President the whole financial
system of the country because he ap
points the Federal Board, under which
the whole financial system is operated.
The success or failure of this system
depends upon the policies of one man.
"The TarifT Law enacted by the
Democratic administration has failed
to produce enough revenue to pay the
running expense of the government
and the appropriations made by it.
The European war is to blame for
part of the conditions, and some of the
conditions existing are due to the war,
but the revenue has been decreasing
every month and there was an actual
deficit existing at the time war was
declared. The income tax is all right
in a way, but those paying the in
come tax would regulate their business
in such a way as to charge it up to
the consumer, and this places the bur
den upon the consumer.
"We are confronted with the un
usual situation of having to pay a
war tax in time of peace. Perhaps
we ought to be proud of this distinc
tion, because it has never happened
before in times of peace. But the ef
fect of the year and a half of the pres
ent administration has been as dis
astrous to the country as the war it
self. "What has become of the high cost
of living? That was only a catch
phrase before election."
In discussing the free trade theory
he said, "The Democrats tell us that
we get better prices by competing with
the world and thereby avoid buying
from trusts, but the competitors
abroad are trusts equally as great as
these at home. We can control our
trusts, but those in foreign countries
cannot be reached by Uncle Sam."
On the subject of ship subsidy, he
said that the administration would not
encourage and support private inter
ests, but had offered to go into busi
ness, through the government, and
thereby make the government an in
In contrasting the Sherman law
with the Clayton measure regulating
trusts, he said it is just so much dust
in our eyes. He quoted a distinguish-
Nine Hundred Here In Early
Evening, But Number is
EXPECTS A RECORD
Business Men To Entertain Via
ilors With Ice Cream And
The opening of the Thirty-Ninth
Annual Session of the Southeast Mis
souri Teachers' Association, lasft even
ing, was attended by one of the lar
gest assemblages ever gathered in the
Normal Auditorium. There were 1270
people present, of whom more than
i)00 were teachers.
Mayor F. A. Kage delivered a pleas
ing address, welcoming the visitors to
town, which was responded to by
School Superintendent, W. D. Grove
of Poplar Bluff.
Miss Xaeter's class rendered two se
lections, and Mr. W. G. Lewis sang a
Dr. Edward A. Steiner of Grinnell,
Iowa, was the principal speaker of the
evening, and his talk on "The Spirit
of America" was greatly appreciated
by the audience.
President W. L. Barrett of Poplar
Bluff, made some announcements re
garding the meeting for today and to
morrow. Dr. Steiner will lecture again today,
and President Barrett will also deliver
It was announced that there would
be discussions of the reports made by
the investigating committees appoint
ed by the State Teachers' Association.
One of the reports is on the subject
of a County Unit in school organiza
tion, and another report to be discuss
ed is on the subject of Vocational Edu
cation in Public Schools, and the third
is on the subject of Better Agricultur
al Teaching in Public Schools.
In the afternoon there will be three
department meetings, High School,
County Superintendent and Rural and
Grade School departments.
At the meeting, Howard A. Gass,
candidate for the office of State Super
intendent, will speak; at the County
Supei intendent Department, Mrs.
Clara D. Graham, School Superintend
ent of Mississippi County, will speak,
and Miss Esther Pratt, Acting Super
intendent of the Carthage Schools, will
speak to the High School teachers.
Tonight, Dr. W. W. Charters, Dean
of the School of Education of the
State University, will speak for 13
minutes, after which Dr. Eugene Dav
enport of the University of Illinois,
will speak of "Efficiency in Educa
tion." The business men of the city
through the joint committees compos
ed of W. H. Bohnsack, W. W. Hinchey
and E. Drusch of the Retail Mer
chants' Association, and A. M. Tinsley,
W. H. Stubblefield, Fred Xaeter and A.
H. Hinchey of the Commercial Club,
have secured about Si 00 to be spent in
entertaining the teachers, and follow
ed statesman as saying that the
teeth had been removed from the
Clayton law and that it was both
harmless and useless.
Referring to the foreign trade, Mr.
Xagel declared the people could not
get the foreign trade without having
their own ships under the American
flag to transport our products.
"We can send our own goods in
German or English ships. We can
fool them. We need a commercial and
oolitical union," he said.
In referring to the power of the
Speaker of the House, Mr. Xagel Said:
"They have a committee on rules
and that committee has cut down the
debate to half as many questions as
Uncle Joe Cannon permitted to be dis
cussed. "The Speaker has no authority fur
ther than to tell them to sit down and
be quiet, and the Committee on Rules
has the power to say when to speak
and when not to speak.
"Talk about Uncle Joe Cannon be
ing the Czar, what about the power
exercised by President Wilson over
Remarkable photograph of Belgians In action. In the foreground Is the
firing line a Red Cross worker is seen attending a wound ed man.
BIG PARADE WILL
Ceremony At St. Francis Hos
pital Will Be Impressive
The statue of St. Louis, for
whom the Cathalic hospital was nam
ed, was removed from the old build
ing yesterday by Tony Haas and
erected just to the left of the main
entrance of the new hospital.
It stands on a heavy granite pedest
al, and is posed so that it faces the
entrance to the building.
The Sisters have now virtually com
pleted the huge task of moving from
the old into the new structure, but il
will be several days yet before new
patients will be received.
Sister Baptista is completing ar
rangements for the dedication which
is just two weeks off. A huge parade
is being arranged to take place just
preceding the dedication services.
Father Murtaugh has annourfced
that every religious denomination or
society will be welcome to participate
in the ceremony. "This is an event
that is of much interest to the whole
city and I should like to have the peo
ple take an active interest.
"Quite a number of people have dis
cussed with me the advisability of
holding a parade from the Commer
cial club to the new hospital build
ing. I heartily approve of this plan
and I should be very glad to see the
people interest themselves in it."
Sister Baptista yesterday expressed
her apreciation for the elegant new
writing desk presented to her by the
Walther Brothers, and also for the
handsome buffet which was sent to the
hospital yesterday by friends.
ing the speech of Dr. Davenport a re
ception will be extended to the visitors
and ice cream and cake will be served
them by the local teachers.
Prof. A. C. Magill, Secretary of the
Association, expresses the belief that
this will be one of the most successful
meetings in the history of the organi
zation. He stated that at 9 o'clock last even
ing more than 1000 teachers had ar
rived and that 250 would come on the
night trains. He feels confident the at
tendance will run to between 1200 and
1400 before the close of the meeting.
Prof. Magill states that the visitors
are greatly pleased with the manner
in which their interests have been
looked after in the way of securing
comfortable and desirable quarters,
and are highly appreciative of the
treatment accorded them by the busi
ness men in having automobiles at the
club to convey them to their various
G. W. Blackford of St. Louis, was a
business visitor in this city yesterday.
G. W. Sawyer of St Louis, was in
the Cape yesterday looking after some
D. K. Westenhaver of Advance, was
in the Cape yesterday on a business
J. A. Crowell of Dexter, transacted
business in this city yesterday.
FIGHTING OVER BODIES
3Mv-.vr-r .. . ...... V - -
HORSES FOR WAR
Army Officers in St. Louis An
nounce State Mules Also
St. Louis, Oct. 29 Army officers of
the English, French and Russian Gov
ernments, who have been in St. Louis
for several weeks buying large quan
tities of war supplies, have been given
an order to buy 20,000 additional head
of horses and mules in Missouri and
Southern Illinois, according to reports
current in business circles today.
A uniform " price bV$2T0 is being"
paid for each horse meeting the re
quirement for army purposes. They
must be exceptionally strong and well
built animals. The order will mean
the distribution of $5,400,000 of money
from St. Louis.
Four representatives of the French
Government, working under instruc
tions from St. Louis, are inspecting
nearly 100 horses that have been
sent to Springfield.
The French Government has also
bought nearly 100,000 barrels of flour,
and great quantities of other provi
sions for the army in St. Louis. Or
ders also have been placed with local
shoe factories for many thousands of
pairs of shoes for army purposes.
The army officers representing the
allies have enjoined secrecy upon the
merchants, manufacturers and jobbers
from whom they have made purchas
es. They do not wish it to become
known that the supplies are being
shipped from this country to Europe,
fearing that this information might
get to Germany, and an effort be made
to capture or destroy the ships con
veying the supplies.
Representatives of the German
Government also are said to have vis
ited St. Louis recently to try to pur
chase horses. It was reported in busi
ness circles that the Germans were
willing to pay $600 each for horses,
hut the inability of Germany to in
sure safe transportatoin for army
equipment from the United States
prevented any purchases from being
made in St. Louis.
Germany is offering from $600 to
$800 each for good -horses, delivered
in Germany. The Germany Govern
ment is also offering high prices for
all kinds of war equipment, conditions
upon its delivery in Germany. Owing
to the fact that Germany shipping is
driven from the sea by the combined
British and French warships, it is a
difficult matter to find Americans who
are willing to undertake to make the
shipments, even at the high prices
offered by the Kaiser's Government.
vtciTTvn tv trTJiroc
t WIM, REAIl TKIBI JNK
Prof. Magill last night ordered
500 copies of The Tribune delivered
to the Normal School each day dur
ing the teachers' convention. These
papers will be distributed among
the visitors, and as the teachers
finish reading them, they are re
quested to"1ass The Tribune on to
OF THEIR DEAD
to-' r 4 &
body of a dead soldier, and behind the
MAN COLLAPSES AT
CAPE SKATING RINK
Falls Fainting on Floor And When
Revived He Attacks
Tom Sterling, a young man employ
ed in the local factory of the Inter
national Shoe company, while talking
to a friend at the skating rink on
South Spanish street, at ten o'clock
last evening, suddenly collapsed and
fell to the floor unconscious.
Friends attempted to revive him but
their efforts were of no avail and his
Condition 'remained unchanged for al
most an hour.
A physician was soummoned and af
ter considerable effort, the stricken
man was partially revived. For sever
al minutes after he had been aroused,
he was in a delirious condition and the
joint efforts of a number of friends
wee required to keep him subdued,
pending the arrival of the auto bus in
which he was conveyed to his home.
After reaching his home he became
quieted and at a late hour was resting
MASONS CONFER DEGREE.
Wilson Chapter No. 75, of this city,
met yesterday afternoon at 1:00
o'clock, at which time the Royal Arch
Degree was conferred upon William
Mason and J. D. O'Connor of Vandu
ser. A lvcess was given at 5:-.0 o'clock,
and those attending repaired to the
Terminal Dining Hall where a sump
tuous chicken dinner had been prepar
ed for them.
The work was resumed at 7 o'clock
in the evening, and carried to comple
tion. LILBOFRNE RESIDENCE BURNS.
The residence of LP.bournc Lewis, in
f the town of Lilboume was destroyed
by fire early yesterday morning. The
blaze was discovered at about 2 o'clock
and the inmates had scarcely time to
leave the building when the roof gave
All of the contents of the building
were lost, and r.o insurance was car
ried. The origin of the fire is un
BY TRAMPS FREED
Mount Vernon, 111., Oct. 29 Pearl
Tucker and Violet Burnett, 15 years
old, were caught and bound with ropes
by two tramps when the girls were
returning from a trip in the country.
Their cries attracted Henry Herten
stein, who rescued them. A posse was
organized, but failed to find the assail
ants. . W. L. Johns, Mrs. W. L. Johns and
E; P. Thillips of Farmington, are in
the city attending the teachers' meet
ing. Edyth Mitchell and J. Clyde Akers
of Flat River, arrived in the city yes
terday to attend the teachers' conven
tion now in session.
George Doyle of Jackson, was a
Cape visitor yesterday.
W. A. Huber of St. Louis, Was a
business visitor in this city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Swan of New
Madrid, are attending the teachers'
meeting in this city.
English War Office Hears It Struck
Mine, But Later Message Says
German Vessel Is Responsible
Emden, Disguised As Japanese
Ship, Drifts Into Harbor And
Sinks Two Foes.
TURKEY SENDS SHIP TO HELP
BOMBARD TWO RUSSIAN TOWNS
London Times Says Germany Has
New Ally British First Sea
Lord Is Forced To Resign Be
cause His Father Was a Prussian
Tokia, Oct. 29 The British embassy hears that the Germany rruUcr Km
den, flying the Japanese flair and diguisid ?iy the addition of a fourth smoi.t
stack, entered I'enang, a British possesvion in the Straits Sc-ttlpmenls.
fired torpedoes which sank the Russia:: cruiser Jimtchus and a French de
stroyer. The Emdfii'i entrance into the waters of IVnang was audarieus. S!ie
can;e under the guns f the fort, and. after sinking the cviser r.nd !h: de
stroyer, escaped through the Strait of .Va!a rei. The fate of the crew on hoavd
the Jemtchug is not known here. Merchant es..,c!s of the belligerent nations
are taking refuge at Colombo, Ceylon.
The Russian cruiser Jemtchug was a boat of about 3100 tons aivl was laid
down in 1912. Her main battery consisted of six. -la-inch, guns and she bad -i
speed of 21 knots. She carried a crew of 331 men. After tiie buttle r the
Sea of Japan, during the Iiussian-Japantn War in 130.", the Je:rithug wa-
interned at Manila.
For the Emder to disguise herself hv lying Japanese flais vas n A
contrary to the regularly recognized practice:: of war, naval otiit ial.s in Wash
ington pointed out today. Before iirinst :? a foreign ship, however, or cni
mittins any other hostile art. they say. the Er.idrn wnuld be compelled, umiir
international law, to haul don the forei'rn "as and hoist those of f:er w i
The Emdi-n'H nre-.ieus -c",:-c'. dvrinjr her cruise in the Indian Ke.1u.
comprised the Kinl.:!"r of It 'JrS'i-li trai!- rtoaners and one Japanese trade
steamer and the eai.ti:e of three oer British vessels. The British steanitrs
sunk, acenroina; ;r. uus ivp.-.rls were the Indus. Lovar.1. Kilfim, Piplo-r.-r.t
rid FiabVcL t 1:. Ik pK'mher; the Tumeric, King Hud. Rihe-
ria md I'ovI: a fe'.- d 's i : 5 r-r. irar Rangoon, Burmah; and in Octoher, near
Cochin, Hritish India, the I'hiikana Troilus. Hcnrashr and t'lr.n Grant and the
dredger PourahhiV. The Japanese steamer sunk by the Emden in the Indian
Ocean was the Kamasaka ?.!aru.
Berlin, Oct. 29 A concernt on the (irinnr line thus is described by Band
master Adoly 'lecker, with one of thi ('er-.nan amies in France:
"After a lonrr inarch ( went into camp at ( and promised oursehes
a good night's rest. At 2:30 we were suddenly and rudely wal.ed i;p: our out
posts had come into touch with strorj" French forces and the who'e carii
suddenly became alie.. A sharp tijrht w;s o?i in progress. The French ar
tillery was firing ircessantly from a covered sition. Their shells came with
a sharp whizz, to explode v illi a n.ithtv crash. Their infantry ?js. kept up
a hot fire. I went forward with my musicians in a covered positi n and met
Col. von R , who ordered me to contribute r.iy part to this infernal eonccrt.
'"I trawled forward, therefore, with my men to the most advanced trench,
asked them to ret out their instruments, and "we p'ayed. to the ;rreat amuse
ments of the troops, the beautiful a;r. "I IW S-, Fine in the Evening.'
"After some tim the mem came c.it fr'm behind a thtcJ: hank of cloud
and lit up the battlefield with its bursfinjr slu-II.-vand we jrae it a welcome
with the melodv, 'Cood Moon, You Move S; Ouickly, and the soldiers joined
in with spirit.
"Somewhat later the French attemoted a forward raoveme:i. and we
promptly received thm with !)olfy. You Are ihe Fisht of My Eves.' Thr
French did not seem to trust this assiranco. however, for they ha.-tHv with
drew, to the resounding laughter of oi;r men. who did snlendid shoot inc. In
order to make it clear to the French ji:st nhom thev hp.d in their front. I net
struck un the fiery Radetzki March, and iust as the rising sun was coloring
the east blood red I closed the concert with the hopeful choral, 'Fair Beans the
Morning Star. Many of the Soldiers, holding their rifles in firiii" position,
Becker recently has received the Iron Cros in recognition of his bravery.
Paris, Oct. 29 The Germans are massing 3..0.000 men. supported hy can
non, fer the final desperate asssult on the AMies lines west of Flanders. To
iights official bulletin, saying then were no new developments indicates
there is a still lull along the front.
The oflicTal opinion is that the ren;rt of no fightin,: indicate that tlu
troops on both sides are utterlv exhausted . Bet durinr this rause it is re
ported that the Germans arebringing u heavy reinforcements to strengthen
their line and to be prepared for a terrific attack. The Germans are attempt
ing to advance ove a new route which wp' keen them at a safe distanc? from
the sea coast which is lined with British warships.
Paris, Oct. 30 It is reported at 1 o'clock this (Friday morning th?t a
first class British battle ship has been sunk in the North sr?. The first report
that reached the London H'ar office indicate1 that th warshin ha been ser.t
to the bottom hv a mine., but later communications sa' t a-- struck by a
German submarine. This report, however, has rot been confirmed.
London, Oct. 29 There are no detai's avai'ah'e of the reported atfack
by German and Turkish warships upon Russian seaport tewns. as announced
in the I-ondon Times this mornin?. Two towns, Theadosia. the fashionable
seaport in the Crimea, the London Times says was bombarded hv th German
cruiser Breslau. and Novorassy ;!c was attacked by the battlesh:n Hamidieh.
Neither of these is fortified. AVhile this news has r.oi been efiicially confirmed
if true it marks the 'one expected entry of Turkey into the war.
London. Oct. 29 The Court circular announces that Prtr.cA Lcute Bat
tenhrug has resigned from the admirality. This ends the innuendo and more
or 'ess vil'ification which has been di-ccted against the first sea lord from
the he-tinning of the war. '"be facts are that hi? !6 yearn in the British naw
conntcd Tittle when wafr broke out in the fare of the announcement that his
father was a Prussian officer.
London. Oct. 29 According to the oAk-ia' press bureau of the war olhro.
the South African ?ovemmnt is makinc some rains ?-ains the Boer out
break in that possession. A report received to-!av states that one hundred
rebels surrendered today pn that the capture of about tha unmoor was ex
pected. . ' , n- r
Indon, Oct. 29 The folhwinc statement ori-?nat.ng from t.i f
News Agency savs: "The attack south of Nieuport hns resulted m the Ger
mans slowlv gaining ground. About Ypres th situation is unchanged. 1
the West of Lie the Germans have capfu-ed the enrmy's fortification. A
number of English officers and three hundred men were made prisoners.