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WAPM NOHMAL SCHOOt .
AND THE CAPE COUNTY HEARLD
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 27, 1914
2 HOTELS AID
Terminal to Give Five Cents
For Each Meal Served For
BOX IS FILLING UP
Mrs. D. A. Glenn tnd Daughter
Ruth, Join Army of Society
Volunteers to aid in helping The
Tribune prepare a bountiful Christ
mas for the poor this year continue
to report for duty by the score.
Two hotels yesterday announced
that they would lend their support to
the cause. Mr. Harris of the Termin
al is going to contribute five cents for
every meal served at his hotel during
the last two weeks before Christmas.
"The Tribune's Municipal Christmas
Tree Fund is deserving of the support
of everybody," said Mr. Harris. "I
want to do everything I can to help
bring the amount up to a record for
a city of this size.
"I have notified my employes that
beginning two weeks before Christ
mas day, the hotel will turn over to
The Tribune's committee five cents on
every meal served at the hotel. I am
having a special cash drawer made to
be used as the depository for The
Tribune fund. ,
"During those two weeks I expect
to be able to swell the fund consider
ably. The Tribune's plan has aroused
great. interest Tjover-ihetitT,-and
I have not found anyone who was op
posed to it. No one could honestly
find fault with it"
The Aquamsi Hotel yesterday tack
ed tip a box in the office of the hotel,
bearing these words: "Help swell The
Tribune's Municipal Christmas fuo'd."
The box is sealed and will not be mo
lested until the committees in charge
of the collections call for it.
Every guest that visited the hotel
yesterday dropped a coin in the slot.
The contributions are all voluntary,
and any sum is accepted.
Major Giboney Houck, Frank Kim
mel and H. W. Bridges were chosen
yesterday to organize a committee of
men. A meeting of these gentlemen
will be called as soon as Mr. Kimmel
returns from St. Louis, which will be
Tuesday, and the committee will be en
larged. Mr. Houck is chairman.
"I can raise $250 myself," said Mr.
Kimmel last night, "and I have started
my list with a contribution of $10. If
we do not make this the biggest un
dertaking of its kind ever held in Cape
Girardeau, I am going to be very
"Wherever I go, I hear people com
ment on the fund. The only question
that troubles me is the place for hold
ing the entertainment. There isn't a
building in this city large enough to
accommodate the crowd. I believe it
would be just as well to have the tree
erected out in the open. The presents,
I should think, can be placed in a
Maj. Houck announced last night
that the original committee of three
would appoint several other members
at the first meeting and the plans for
carrying on the campaign would be
Dr. J. J. Clopton, who was to have
served on the committee has been re
lieved. After a conference with Mrs.
V. W. Martin and Mrs. A. H. Hinchey,
who are attempting to organize an
other Christmas tree, Dr. Clopton re
quested The Tribune to delay its work
for two .weeks. He was informed that
his request could not be granted, and
St was suggested that he withdraw,
which he did.
Mrs. David A. Glenn and her duagh
ter. Miss Ruth, yesterday joined the
army of society ladies who are work
ing in behalf of the Christmas fund.
Miss Glenn expressed a desire to serve
on the committee to be appointed by
Mrs. E. G. Gramling, chairman of the
committee of ladies.
Mrs. Glenn is preparing quite a lot
of clothing, which will be rearranged
to fit some of the needy little girls,
She is enthusiastic over the undertak
ing, and announced that she would be
one of the active workers until the
treeand festival were over.
HIDES CAPE IN
CLOUD OF SMOKE
Residents of This City Unable
To See Sun For One Whole
FIRE SWEEPS SWAMP,
NOW RAVISHES HILLS
Conflagration is Burning From
Few Miles of Cape Down to
The forest fires which have been
raging for the past week in the swamp
lands in Southeast Missouri and
Northeast Arkansas, show no signs of
diminishing, and in fact are no longer
confined to the sunken areas. The fire
has reached the hills bordering the
low timbered lands, and are sweeping
the entire country south of here.
It is reported that the fire extends
as far into Arkansas as Hot Springs,
and much property has been destroyed
in that locality. The flames have
made their appearance in the hills
southwest of this city, and are plainly
visible from the Bloomfield road.
Railroad men report that all along
the Hoxie line, the forests are burn
ing, and that between this city and
Chaffee the electric headlights will not
penetrate the smoke for a distance of
The dry leaves feed the flames and
all attempts to check their progress
by the construction of fireguards have
proven useless on account of the fly
ing embers that are carried by the
breeze for great distances from the
burning tops of the dead stamtitig tim
ber. It is believed that the entire timber
ed section south of here will be de
vastated in case there is not a heavy
fall of rain within the next few days.
The swamps are unusually dry If or
this season of the year and the exist
ing conditions render it almost impos
sible to resist the fire.
The smoke from the forest confla
gration has obscured the sky all over
Southeast Missouri and into Arkansas.
A heavy cloud hung over Cape Gir
ardeau yesterday, and as a result, the
steamer Rees Lee narrowly avterted
crashing into the ferry boat Gladys
during the afternoon.
As the Rees Lee approached the
city, Capt Roy Jaynes pulled away
from the wharf and started on a trip
to the landing on the Illinois shore.
He did not see the approaching steam
sr, and had knowledge of her presence
until her whistle sounded but a short
distance ahead of him.
In speaking of the incident, Mr. Jay
nes said: we were puning up tne
river through the dense smoke, in
tending to get above the bar just south
of the power house before starting
"The smoke was so dense that we
could not see our way ahead of us,
and for that reason we sounded the
whistle at regular and frequent inter
cals, in warning to other crafts, of our
"I did not know that the Rees Lee
was near until she blew her whistle
when directly in front of us and but
a short distance away.
"Even at that time she was not vis
ible, and rather than take chances on
pulling out into the river and attempt
ing to go around her, we hurriedly
changed our course and pulled in un
der the bar where we knew it was im
possible for her to come.
"The move proved to be a wise one,
as before we were fairly turned, the
big steamer loomed up in front of us,
and instead of being headed directly
down the river, was almost at right
angles with the stream and had we
delayed our action but a few seconds
longer, there would have been a col
lision, and the little ferry boat would
have been crushed, and perhaps both
"The Rees evidently had pursued the
course it had taken in order to miss
the dike, and in cutting, across to the
Missouri side and come in such close
contact with the bar on the Missouri
side, that she was 'cbln'pened to head
straight out in the river in order to
avoid going aground.
"After the danger was passed and
the larger boat had gone by, we con
tinued our trip fchd' felt our way in
safety to the Illinois landing."
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John Wanamaker's mercy ship Thelma as she sailed from Philadelphia
ing Belgians, and at the right, the great
JANITOR IS HELD
AS A JAIL THIEF
Sikeston Man Accused of Steal
ing Shoes Sent by Parcels
H. J. Mayberry, janitor in the post
office at Sikeston, Mo., was brought to
this city.yesterday morning, in the
custody of U. S. Marshal E. G. Han
cock, charged with having robbed the
parcels post of a package containing
two pairs of shoes, valued at $6.
Pending his hearing before U. S.
Commissioner F. A. Kage, at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon, the prisoner was
placed in jail in this city.
The package which Mayberry is ac
cused of having taken was mailed at
Chaffee on November 10, by Slagle &
Slickman, and was addressed to the
Model Store at Sikeston, which estab
lishment is also owned by Slagle &
On November 20, it is charged that
Mayberry appeared at the . Sikeston
store of Slagle & Slickman and asked
to exchange a pair of shoes which his
wife had purchased from them a short
time previous. It is alleged that the
shoes were accepted and identified as
one of the two pairs that had been
When Mayberry was arrested and
questioned, it is said that he admitted
having found a package containing
two pairs of shoes, which had been
left on a radiator in another part of
the building away from the post office,
and that he made a false statement to
the merchant when he represented that
his wife had purchased the shoes of
fered in exchange.
He denied having stolen them from
the post office, and stated that he did
not know what had become of the
other pair. He implicates another
party in Sikeston, in whose office he
claims the package was opened.
The prisoner was brought to the
Cape by U. S. Marshal Hancock, and
Post Office Inspector, J. W. Patterson,
remained in Sikeston to conduct a fur
Attorneys C. N. Mozeley of this city
and Bailey of Sikeston have been re
tained by the defendant to represent
LETTER LOST 58 YEARS
Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 25
Nearly 58 years after it was written
and posted, to him, a letter has just
been delivered at the Glockner Sani
tarium here to Prof. James Hutchin
son"'Kerr. The missive was written by
Prof. E. F. M. Fects, Prof. Kerr's for
mer instructor in civil engineering in
an Eastern school at New London,
Pa., March 20, 1S57, when Prof. Kerr
was not quite 20 years old. He is now
in his seventy-eighth year.
CHEERS HIS MERCY SHIP ON ITS WAY
merchant cheering the vessel .on her
NO PAPER TOMORROW
In order that the employes of
The Tribune may -njoy-Sa ' t xxVf
Thanksgiving day, this newspaper
will not be issued tomorrow.
CAPE HUNTERS LOST
IN BIG CANE BRAKE
Arthur Bowman and Dr. Kimbro
Wander Hours in Bear
As a result of some faulty informa
tion as to the location of a big wild
turkey roost in the swamps just be
low Nash, Dr. E. C. Kimbro and Ar
thur Bowman after experiencing nu
merous hardships, met with bitter dis
appointment and returned to the city
early this morning empty handed.
Before starting on their adventure
they had provided themselves with
charts and blue prints which they had
studied carefully in their efforts to
familiarize themselves with the topo
graphy of the section in which the
game was said to abound.
They also provided themselves with
guns and ammunition, and long be
fore daybreak they were speeding in
an automobile in the direction of the
turkey center. They reached Nash
station before dawn, ami from there
proceeded by auto through the dark
ness to the forest bed chamber of the
coveted birds, expecting to be on hand
for a slaughter when dawn broke.
For some reason they failed to reach
the locality described in the plans and
specifications and when daylight found
them, they were in the midst of a
dense cane brake, lost and without a
compas. They gave up their search for
game and attempted to make their
way back to the station. The heavy
smoke concealed the sun, and it was
impossible for them to keep their di
rection. The nimrods struggled on, however,
until finally Dr. Kimbro, who was in
the lead, called to Mr. Bowman and
advised him that he had just discover
ed the trail of a man who was evi
dently a giant.
He urged Mr. Bowman to hurry as
he was anxious to overtake the man
with the big feet and have him guide
them to the railroad track. They fol
lowed the trail for sometime through
the dense growth of miniture bamboo,
and finally the nimrods found them
selves back where they picked up the
trail. Then it dawned upon them that
they were walking in a circle, and that
the mammoth tracks were being made
by one of their own party.
Mr. Bowman then proposed a plan
by which they would be able to over
come the tendency to walk in a circle,
with her cargo of supplies for the suffer
LIGHT CO. TO GET
Corporation That Ignored Promise
Dose'nt Want Case Tried
Believing that the people of Cape
Girardeau are so incensed at the Light
& Development Company that it can
not get a fair trial in this city, that
corporation, which owns the Missouri
Public Utilities Company, has made
an application for a change of venue
from the Court of Common Pleas.
Judge Ranney will take the matter
up today and probably decide where
the case will be tried. Opinions of
eminent lawyers are that the law re
quires a case transferred from the
Common Pleas Court on a change of
venue will go to the Circuit Court.
If this is the view taken by Judge
Ranney, the Light & Development
Company will be forced to go to trial
before Judge Kelley, who sist at Jack
son. The Circuit court will convene
the first week in January.
The suit pending against the Light
& Development Company was filed by
Major Gib; .iey Houck, who is asking
for damages amounting to $25,000 for
the failure of the company to take
over the street car company.
One of the stipulations made by the
Light & Development Company when
the Missouri Tublic Utilities Company
was given a franchise in this city, was
that the Light & Development Com
pany, which was to reap the benefit
out of the franchise, would take over
the Cape Girardeau & Jackson Inter
urban Ralway Company, which oper
ates street cars in this city.
After obtaining this franchise the
Light & Development Company has
refused to take over the car company,
but for more than a year has collected
all of the money taken in by the street
Maj. Houck's suit prompted the fil
ing of similar actions by all of the
stockholders in the street car com
pany. and at his suggestion they each cut
a long cane, and when they had got
ten astride in stick horse " fashion,
they walked single file in a straight
line through the heavy growth of pipe
stem timber, being careful at all times
to keep their mounts pointed straight
The plan worked successful! and in
a short time they passed out of the
jungle into the open woods, from
which point the could gaze at the rail
road right of way.
"Never again for me," said Dr. Kim
bro. "Not in a thousand years," re
plied Mr. Bowman, and they hiked for
Tells Parliament Country Cannot
Afford to Become Involved in
War Denies England's Claim
That Nation Would Join Allies.
GERMANS ARE MASSING FOR
ANOTHER ASSAULT ON FLANDERS
London Expects Kaiser to Make
Strongest Attack of Campaign to
Drive Wedge Will Remain
Away From Coast is Belief.
London, Nov. 23 Great Britain and France have appealed to the United
States to exercise its good offices to compel Colombia to observe more strictly
the requirements of neutrality.
Otherwise, the allies, it was announced in the House of Commons today,
may be compelled, in self-defense, to take whatever measures they deem
necessary for the protection of their
Charles Roberts, Undersecretary
announcement in the House.
The particular cause of complaint
high-power wireless station. The Hritish charge I)' Affaires endeavored re
peatedly, said Roberts, to induce the
Germans at the wireless station. Failing in this, the charge sought to have
the station closed. The British naval attache at Washington, who was sent
to Colombia, found the wireless station nominally was being orerated under
censorship, but in reality was under German influence. He also reported that
German tt earners in Cotombfan" port9
equipment although ostensibly dismantled.
It appeared to the British Government, said Roberts, that further repre
sentations to Colombia were not likely
lecided to appeal, in co-operation with
offices of the United States. It a?so was stated that in the event that Colom
bia continued to maintain her present attitude, the allied governments might
be compelled, in self-defense, to take such measures as they deemed necessary.
A similar communication had been
Ecuador, whose Foreign Minister "had
and his French colleagues that German warships had converted certain islands
btIonnn? to Ecuador into nava! bases." Roberts said the Government of
Ecuador had failed to comply "with the request of Great Britain and France to
exercise proper control of wireless apparatus. The United States has con
sented to communicate with Colombia
yet aware what the result is.
Berlin (by wireless to London).
sued by the general staff today says:
"Yesterday the enemy's ships did
coast (of Northern France.)
"The situation in the western war
some slight progress at Arras.
"In East Prussia our troops repulsed all the Russian attacks.
"In the counter offensive of the Russians from the direction of Lowic,
Strykow and Bhzeziny they failed.
"In the district of Czenstochowa
down before our front.
Berlin, Nov. 23, by wireless to Sayville The British Indian troops along
the Suez Canal have been defeated, according to a report from Milan, and
the Turks, are advancing with heavy batteries to destroy the constructive
works of the canal' and bottle up the British warships now in the water
London, Nov. 23 The destruction
Zeebrugge by shell fire from British and French warships, together with
Germany's rim preparations for her renewed attempts to crush a way
through the allied line to the French coast, were the most insignificant fea
tures today in the news of the western arena of the war.
Some reports received in London
have started another attack on the
more intense and formidable than any
that the Germans have been carefully preparing for this move for some days.
The situation precludes th? possibility of a secret attack and it is said the in
vaders have gone ahead with their plans quite openly, keeping secret only
the point where they purposed centering their offensive movement.
It is the opinion of military observers here that the next onslaught will
be particularly menacing, because the
viously made, will keep far enough away from the sea to avoid the naval
guns, and will not waste their energy by advancing at several points at the
same time, but will concentrate all their
to break through by sheer weight of
Sofia, Nov. 23 The Bulgarian Premier, speaking before Parliament to
day, upheld as holy the neutrality law,
the nation's honor. He denied emphatically the report sent out by London
that Bulgaria had decided to enter the war in support of the Allies.
Washington, Nov. 23 Secretary
announcing disorder of the eravest type had broken out in Mexico City, to
night ordered Consul Silliman to leave the Mexican Capital and go to Car
London, Nov. 23 Dispatches from
of the Emperor of Austria. According
forbidden to leave his bed.
Petroerad. Nov. 25 Reoorts from
One dispatch says the situation remains unchanged, but the War Offices
makes the following announcement: "An entire German army corps has been
captured with artillery and transport. The force of Gen. Von Hindenberg is
rapidly withdrawing .to the iGerman frontier.
Amsterdam. Nov. 23 The German artHIerv at Westende damaged a
Rritiah rfMfrnvpr duriner fi?htin? between the land battteries and the British
fleet bombarding the coast, according to the Slois correspondent of the Tyds.
Rome, Nov, 23 A naval engagement is reported near Lissa Island, in the
Adriatic, in a messae'teceived -terer: tuday from Ortena.
Lissa Island is 33 miles southwest of Spalato, the chief seaport of Austria-Hungary,
in Dalmatia. Ortona is. an Italian city on the Adriatic.
of the Colonial Department, made this
against Colombia has reference to a
Government to remove the staff of
were rontmning to- nsc tKeir wIri-U?f;
to be of any avail. It was therefore
the French Government, to the good
sent to Washington with respect to
himself informed the British charge
and Ecuador, but Great Britain is not
Nov. 2" The official communication is
not repeat th-ir expedition against the
theater remains unchanged. We made
all the Russian attempts also broke
of Germany's naval equipment at
set forth that the Germans already
allied front in Flanders which will be
hitherto undertaken. It is apparent
Germans, profiting by the mistakes pre
efforts on one spot where they hope
and urged the statesmen to maintain
of St at Bryan, on receipt of advices
Rome report that the serious illness
to the dispatch, his physicians are
the front are somewhat confusing.