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The Tribune is the only newspaper
ever published in Cape Girardeau
that received a daily press report.
The Tribune Covers Cape Girar
deau Like The Dew.
AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, DECEMBER 18, 1914
16 BILLION BU.
OF GRAIN WAS
GROWN IN 1914
United States Produced More
(Than one"Fourth of
COUNTRIES AT WAR
GREW HALF OF TOTAL
Austria and Germany Led World
Potatoes becona in
Washington, D. C, Dec. 17 "The
total standard grain crops of the
world, which, in the order of theL
volume are oats, wheat, corn, rye anil
barley, reached a grand total produc
tion of stxteen billion bushels in 1914.
This is enough to fill a bin a thousand
feet high, a thousand feet wide and
nearly four miles long, or practically
enough to fill six ditches like that dug
by the Americans at Panama.
"Of this total yield, the nations at
war, exclusive of their colonial pos
sessions, produced approximately one
half, or 7,840,000,000 bushels; and th
United States produced 4,549,000,0'"
bushels. In other words, considerabl"
more than three-fourths of the worldV
production of these crops grow with
in the countries immediately at wa
and in the United States."
Thus begins a statement prepared
today by the National Geographic So
ciety, giving the salient figures of the
world's food and stock production, and
the part played by nations at war
therein. The statement then contin
ue!: "In the production of these crops
the Triple Entente group of countrief
have a large excess over Germany
Austria and Turkey. The former
group produced 5,173,000,000 bushels
in 1913, while the latter produced
2,669,000,000 bushels nearly twe
bushels for one. Considered in rela
tion to the number of mouths to br
fed, however, the result is somewhat
less disproportionate, for omitting Ja
pan, which figures very little either
as a consumer or producer of these
crops, it is found that the per capitr
yield in Germany, Austria-Hungary
and Turkey is 20.2 bushels per capita
as compared with 20.1 bushels in the
"Potatoes for another important
food product in the world's dietary,
the total yield in 1913 having been
larger than any other single crop used
principally for human food 5,898,
000.000 bushels. The nations now at
war again omitting their colonial
possesions produced approximately
four-fifths of this grand total, or 4,
825,000,000 bushels. The Entent
group of nations produced 2,298,000,
000 bushels, while the Teutonic grour
produced 2,527,000,000 bushels 19.1
bushels per capita in the case of the
latter, and 8.9 bushels in the case of
"The world's supply of cattle ag
gregates 437,000,000 head, of which
131,000,000 head belong to the bellig
erent rations, or a little less than one
third. Here ag3in, in numbers the Al
lies surpass the Germans and their
companions at arms, having 83,740,000
head as compared with the latters 47,
696,000 head. Considered upon a per
capita basis the balance, is in Ger
many's favor, with 36 cattle per hun
dred of population in the case of thr
latter compared with 32 per hundred
in the case of the Entente group.
"The world's supply of hogs in Id"
aggregated 156,000,000 head, of which
65,000,000 head were to be found in
the countries now participatnig in the
European War, or nearly two-fifths
Germany and her associates had one
fourth more in absolute numbers than
their enemies, and nearly two and
half times as many in proportion to
population. The Entente group of na
tions haa 11 hogs for each hundred
people and the Teutonic group 27.
"In the case of sheep the numb"
shown by the tabulations for the world
in 1913 totalled 631,000.000. Of these
215,000,000 were in the countries now
at war, with 129,000,000 in the coun
tries of the Entente group, and 85,
000,000 on the German side. The En
tente group has 50 sheep for every
(Continued on page 5)
HAS FUND IS
Mr. Nunn Leads List of Col -lectors
With frank Kim
MRS. HINCHE Y SELECTS
SOXGS I OR CHILDREN
Great Chorus of Boys and Girls
Will be Feature of
Collections made for the Christmas
fund yesterday swelled the total sum
more than $70. This brings the graj.u
total considerably above $500. More
than half of this sum has been turned
over to Sirs. A. H. Hoch, the treasur
er; by J. T. Nunn, Sr. While Frank
Kimmel has made an excellent show
ing in collecting for the fund, he has
been outdistanced by Mr. Nunn. Mr
Kimmel stated yesterday, however,
that he expected to make a good finish.
Russell T. Dearmont is third on the
list in collections.
Mrs. A. H. Hinchey, chairman of
the Music Committee, announced thr
songs that are to be sung by the San
day school children at the tree. Mrs.
Hinchey is especially anxious that the
girls and boys of all the Sunday
schools participate, and she is making
every effort to induce the school chil
dren, both Protestant and Catholic, to
Every girl and boy who is willing
to sing at the tree Christmas Eve is
asked by Mrs. Hinchey" to commit the
words of the songs to memory, in or
der that they may be familiar with
them when the great chorus will sing.
Those who have the music to the
songs are requested to familiarize
themselves with it.
Mrs. Hinchey hopes to have several
hundred children to take part. They
w ill form near the giant tree and sing
the three songs in the following order:
By Michael Hayden.
Silent Night! Holy Night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child !
Holy Infant, so ender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly eace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent Night! Holy Night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Allelulia.
Christ, the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior, is born!
Silent Night! Holy Night!
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy Holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Tesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
MyCountry! 'tis of theee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;;
Land where my fathres died
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From every Mountain side ,
Let freedom ring.
My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
Let music sweel the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
i Let all that breathe partake;
! Let rocks their silence break.
The sound prolong.
Our father's God! to Thee,
Author of liberty.
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be, bright
With freedom's holy light,
Great God, our Kin?!
By L. H. Redner.
O little town of Bethlehem!
How still we see the lie;
Above thv deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Continued on page S
KAISER WILHELM DIRECTING MOVEMENT OF TROOPS
t l rjrf tit S; kAyW r mzTr?3
Kaiser Wilhelm, with hands behind his back, Is here photographed while
troops at the front General von Falkenhayn,, the minister of war, stands at
DR. A. PEIRONNET, 97,
IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Family Alarmed Over Sickness
of Southeast Missouri's
Dr. A. Peiror.net, the oldest resident
of this city, and one of the oldest
physicians in Southeast Missouri, is
seriously ill at his home, and it is
x'eared by his family and friends that
he will not survive.
On Thanksgiving day he complain
ed of feeling sick, and since that time
his condition has gradually become
His decline is believed to be due
more to his advanced age, than to any
particular sickness, he having already
passed his 97th birthday. .
He rests well and sleeps soundly
but appears to grow more feeble each
Two of his daughters, Miss Ada
Peironnet and Mrs. Minnie Van Dorn,
are constantly with him, and his con
dition has become so serious that an
other daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore of
Washington, D. C, has been sent for
and is expected to arrive in the city
LUTHERANS NOW IN LEAD
School Gets Silver Prize in Allison's
At the close of yesterday's voting
in Allison's piano contest, the Luther
an School was leading by approximate
ly 3,000 votes, but iittle Miss Marie
Ccley was running close, with pros
pects of getting a large vote today.
The total votes cast for each candi
dates is as follows:
Lutheran School 81,525; Marie
Coley, Business College, 78,650;
Broadway School, 57,550; Centenary
church 54,100; Susie Crawley 47,500
St. Mary's church 27,950; Lucille
Short, 10,950; Lulu Haupt 9,550; Lil
lian Thomas 4,350; Mona Childs 1,100;
Lela Denton, 3,700; Gertrude Swan,
2,650 and Mrs. Habeck 150. The silver
ladle was awarded to the Lutheran
FRISCO FOREMAN IS DEAD
J. B. Lundy, Frisco car foreman in
this city, died of pneumonia, at 4
o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He was
29 years of age.
He had lived in the Cape for about
a year, having come to this city from
Mr. Lundy is survived by a widow
and two children, a daughter 8 years
of age, and a son 5 years old.
The remains were shipped to New
Hampton, Mo., for burial.
A procession made up of car men
and members of various lodges tr
which Mr. Limdv had beloned, ac
companied the body to the train.
VISITOR IS ARRESTED
Charles Morris Charged .With Carry
ing Concealed Weapons.
Charles Morris, a stranger in this
city, was arrested last night by offi
cer Edward Beeve, and when search
ed, a 38-calibre revolver, with every
chamber loaded,-was oxd in onejw
Morris said his home was in Shel
byville, 111., and that he was returning
from Monette, where he had spent tlv
past few months engaged in the live
He said that he had just purchased
the revolver a short . time before hr
'ras arrested and that he had intendo
to take it to the hotel and put it in hif
grip, when the officer intercepted hirr
He was placed in jail and charge?
will be filed against him this morning
for carrying concealed weapons. Hr
will be given a hearing before Justice
of the Peace W. H. Wilier today.
DINING CAR PRICES TO GO UP
Frisco Traffic Manager Tells Commis
sion of Proposed Increase.
Jefferson City, Dec. 17 Railroads
throughout the country contemplate
increasing the cost of eating on din
ing cars, Alexander Hilton, passenger
traffic manager of the Frisco system,
told the Public Service Commission
A minimum charge of 75 cents a
meal is proposed. All of the roads in
Missouri now have under consideration
putting this rule into effect, he said,
adding that they were losing money
on their dining car service."' They now
I charge 10 cents for bread and butter.
Hilton testified in the hearing on
proposed increases in freight and pas
senger charges. He said passenger
earning had decreased under the 2
cent rate, which, contrary to the gen
eral belief, had not stimulated busi
ness. PRESIDENT DOES HIS SHOPPING
Visits 4 Stores During Rush Hour to
Buy Christmas Gifts.
Washington, Dec. 17 President
Wilson did his Christmas shopping
yesterday. He went into the down
town district at the rush hour, armed
with a list of purchases he desired to
make and visited a department store.
two book stores and a jewelry estab
lishment. All of the places were crowded and
at times the President had to push h'v
way energetically to get what he
wanted. He was recognized by many
of the shoppers and greeted all who
spoke to him with a broad smile.
Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, the Presi
dent's dauehter, will arrive early next
week to spend Christmas with th
Presid-nt She is to remain for mor
than a month, and thp stork is expert
d to visit the White House in th
directing the movement of a body of
the emperor's left.
WILL OPEN TO-DAY
First Bottle of Drink Ever
Brought to Cape, Presented
to The Tribune.
The first bottle of Chero-Cola, the
new popular drink, ever delivered in
the Cape, was presented to The
Tribune yesterday afternoon.
K. O. Grassham, of Paducah, Ky.,
general manager of the Interstate
Chero-Cola Bottiir.g Co., who is su
perintending the installation of a
branch factory in this city, said last
evening that the work of construction
was completed, and that the first prod
uct of the plant would be turned out
The plant is located in the Morri
son building on South Spanish street,
and the last of the numberous heavy
machines was put in place yesterday
afternoon, and but little remains to be
done before the manufacture of the
new beverage begins.
"The machinery for our plant in
this city will cost us in the neighbor
hood of $10,000," said Mr. Grassham.
"We will employ at the plant about
ten men during the winter and per
haps twice thai number in the sum
mer. "Our plant is as sanitary as is pos
sible to make it. Our bottles arc
washed in alkali water at a tempera
ture of 120 degrees, and after thej
have remained in the solution for fif
teen minutes, they are put through
three rinsing machines, after which
they are thoroughly drained before be
ing filled. Our syrups are also strain
ed three times before using, and noth
ing is overlooked that could tend tr
preserve cleanliness in the preparation
of the drink.
"We have a territory in SoutheasJ
Missouri, extending to within 38 miles
of St. Louis, from 30 to 60 miles wide
from the river and extending south to
the Arkansas line. The Missouri ter
ritory will be handled from Cape Gir
ardeau, and this city will be head
quarters for all business west of thn
Mississippi, and it is expected that
the capacity of the plant will have t
be enlarged before the end of the fir.
G. W. Abell has been appointed
manager of the local plant, and ha?
20Vtfj to this city from Paducah.
WIFE PUNCTURES MERCHANT
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 17 Reuben F.
McBroom, owner of shoe stores in Mo
bile and Pensacola, was shot and per
haps fatally wounded today by his
wife in the yard of their residence.
She was accused with assault to mur
der. She recently sued for divorce.
CAST UPON SEA
MAIN RUSSIAN FORCE SHATTERED
SAYS DISPATCH FROM VIENNA
Elbenfield, World Known Think
ing Horse, Which Joined Ger
man Army, is Killed in Battle
Berlin is Enthused Over Fleet.
Berlin, Dec. 17 Keen enthusiasm raigned in Berlin today over the splen
did action of the German navy on the east coast of England yesterday. This
victory was still overshadowed by the victory of the German army in Rus
sian Poland. Flags were flying and bells were ringing incessantly throughout
the dav. Peode naraded the streets, singing the national anthem. Cro
that sathered in the cafes tonight were intense in their demonstration.
London, Dec. 17 Figures received tonight from the three cities that .J
bombarded by the German navy yesterday show that 143 people at least
killed outright and that about 550 were wounded.
The damage to buildings is enormous. The light cruiser patrol aii a
Torpedo boat destroyer were among the British ships that engaged the raj'J r;
yesterday. The patrol lost four men and four others were wounded, : '-'.i
the destroyer lost one man and eleven wounded.
Bristling with wrath and resentment at this attack on unfortified to:v:.
England is astir today as never before since war waa declared. Another ra -A
i.i confidently expected and the entire machinery of home defense has beei ;;ut
into motion. On the east and the southeast coast of England, mergency c
mittees are at work, while in London plans to organize a antiona! su.'::i of
men too old for military service ar? under way.
It is presumed that behind them the German cruisers strewed mi u
check German pursuit, so a fleet of trawlers is now out engaged in tl .
carious task of sweeping.
Three steamers, one believed to be a passenger ship, were sur.!; by mines
in the North Sea off F!amborou?rh Head. 18 miles southeast of Scarborough,
last nteht. Only cne of these three vessels has so far been identified. This
is the steamer Elterwater. Twelve of her crew were saved, but seven lost
their lives. It is reported the crew and passengers of the passenger vess3l
were seen taking to their boats.
The Admiralty has announced that all traffic between Flamborough Head
end Newcastle has been stopped indsfinitely.
The steamer Princes Olga, bound for Aberdeen, Scotland, struck a mine
off Scarborough last night and went down. The crew of 18 men landed in
their own boats.
The area from Flamborough Head to New Castle embraces the entire
field to which the German raiders operated yesterday and in which they ara
reported to have dropped mines in their escape.
Th3 British steamer Princes Olza was a coaster of 433 tons. The Elter
water was a coaster, 743 tons.
Although to the British mind a raid on London seem remote, yesterday's
episode drove home the realities of war as nothing else could. Arrangements
have been made at Deal and Dover to expedite the removal of the civilian
population in case of an attack. These measures are primarily to forestall
any panic of congestion on tho railroads and thoroughfares which might im
pede military movements. '
Vienna, Dec. 17 Tonight's official statement says: "The latest news from
the front today permit no further doubt that the resistance of the Russian
main force has been shattered. The Russians are completely routed along
the Bzura River, and are fleeing wildly in' every direction. Several thousand
have been captured."
Paris, Dec. 17 Elberfield, the thinking horse, known around the world for
ii accomplishments, was killed today on the battlefield. It has ben attached
fj a German battery now in France and has been in service since war was de
clared. Elberfield was considered the most intelligent horse in the world. He was
trained by a Berlin professor and could add, subtract and multiply. It had
been examined by experts from almost every country and those who saw him
marveled at the animal's exceptional ability. It could add with the rapidity cf
the average man, and was able to carry on a cenversation with its owner by
sign language which had been created by the professor.
London, Dec. 17 A dispatch from Rome to the Central New3 says:
"O Trieste official has announced the blowing op by a mine and the sink
ing of the Austrian training ship Beethoven with the loss of the crew and all
the cadets on board."
None of the standard nava! reference books has mention of a training
ship named Beethoven belonging to Austria-Hungary. The dual monarchy
has four or five ships devoted to the training of cadets and it is possible
since the outbreak of hostilities other vessels have been used, for this pur
pose. When a ship is assigned for training purposes her name often is
Washington, Dec. 17 Dispatches to the German embassy from the Ger
man Minister at Santiafio, Chile, announced that the British fleet, which re
cently sank the cruisers Scharnhorst.. Gneisenau. Leipzig and Nurnberg off
the Falkland Islands, was badly damaged, and that one of the British ships
apparently waa sunk.
and 537 Wounded
Cities Along Eng.