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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, MARCH 26, 1915
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Efforts (o Improve North Pa
cific Street Were Hamp
ered by "Gum Drop."
MADE PROMISE AND
THEN FRACTURED IT
Said He Would Not Protest, Cut
Secretly Did, Is
Neighbors of Otto Kochtitzky, the
"gum drop" candidate for Mayor, take
issue with the advocates of Kochtitz
ky who are expatiating upon his pro
gressivfism. Some of tho.se living: near his home
are planning to issue a statement,
showing the "gum drop" nominee's at
titude on plans to improve North Paci
A petition to improve that thor
oughfare was drafted by residents liv
ingas neighbors to Brother Kochiittiky,
but h" declined t-y sign the document.
When asked for an explanation, he
raid that while he would not sign the
petition to improve the street, he
would not put his signature on a re
monstrance. A short tir.c later, those who draft
ed the petition, learned that Kochtitz
ky had signer! a remonstrance. When
the petitioners again called upon the
candidate to explain his broken prom
ise, he said he had signed the remon
strance to prevent a hardship being
imposed upon some of his neighbors.
It was stated that some of the
property owners were not financially
able to bear the expense of improving
the street. Dut when those who had
signed the petition to improve the
street, called upon some of those who
had neen mentioned as too poor to pay
for the improvement work, and offer
ed to pay their share, those who had
signed the remonstrance declined to
approve the plan to repair the street.
These property owners are going to
call upon Brother Kochtitzky to ex
plain whether this sample of pio
gressiveism is the variety which he
will adopt if h should be elected to
the office of mayor.
The statement made by Kochtitzky
that he will not be able to devote his
time to the office if elected, has set
"gum drops" to wondering who will
serve as chief executive during his ab
sence. The "gum drops" who are strongest
in their advocacy of Kochtitzky, say
the race is between him and Mayor
Kage. They have eliminated Phillips
from the contest entirely, but the
Phillips men say Brother Kochtitzky
will be lucky if he gets 123 votes.
Friends of Mayor Kage feel confi
dent that he will get more votes than
will be cast for both Kochtitzky and
Phillips, and this prediction has been
made by some of the "gum drops"
who participated in the two "gum
drop' mass meetings.
ANTWERP MERCHANT HELD
AS A SMUGGLER, IS FREED
Man Says H? Paid Duty in Russia on
133 Unset Gems Worth
San Francisco, March 24 Samuel
Brandler, a diamond merchant of Ant
werp, Belgium, arrested last week on
his arrival here from Japan and
charged with smuggling 133 unset
diamonds valued at $G500 was releas
ed yesterday by United States Com
missioner Kruil. He testified he had
paid duty on the diamonds in Russia
while on his way to China when the
war broke out and believed that was
sufficient. He is an Austrian subject
and was on his way to New York to
meet his wife and children, who were
expelled from Belgium.
He says he will continue his journey
to New York, leaving to an attorney
the recovery of the. diamonds confis
cated bv the customs authorities.
COW ATTACKS FARMER'S WIFE
Lexington, Ky., Mai-ch 24 Mrs.
Laura Green, wife of ai farmer living
near here, was attacked by a cow last
night, and narrowly escaped death
after being badly gored. She seized
the horns o? the maddened beast and
held on until cries attracted her hus
band who came to the rescue.
She is in a hospital in a critical
OF K AGE, COMES
BACK TO FOLD
Man, Who Thought He Had
Grievance, Sees Mistake
and Aids Mayor.
SAYS HE IS SORRY
HE OPPOSED KAGE
Will Finish Campaign by Urging
the Reelection of Chief
William H. Bohnsack, Sr., who has
been considered one of the most pro
nounced anti-Kage men in the city,
yesterday informed The Tribune that
he had been misinformed concerning
the Mayor and that he would now ac
tively support Mr. Kage.
"I feel that I did the mayor an in
jury by believing what I had heard,'
said Mr. Bohnsack," and I a(n now go
ing to work doubly hard to discount
the damage that I did to him.
"I am not only going to cast my
votj for the Mayor, but I propose to
urge my friends to do likewise. I am
certain he will be re-elected."
Mr. Bohnsack was one of the origin
al Schute men, and has taken an ac
tive part in the city campaign since
the formation of the various tickets
were begun several weeks ago.
When Schulz announced that he had
decided not to make the race for
mayor, Mr. Bohnsack was expected to
throw his support to either Phillips
It is said that he was laboring un
der an erroneous impression that
Mayor Kage had done him an injury
when Mr. Bohnsack was employed by
the city about one year ago.
When he learned that he had been
misinformed, he lost no time in set
ting Himself right with the Mayor.
His announcement yesterday that he
was going to actively support the
Mayor, served as a bomb in both the
Kochtitzky and Phillips camps.
Mr. Bohnsack is an active worker
in fraternal orders and has many
friends who, it is said, would vote as
AMERICANS IN PERSIA ARE
REPORTED TO BE IN DANGER
Turkish Consul Is Said to Be Leading
an Uprising That Menaces
Washington, March 24 American
Consul F. W. Smith, stationed at Ba
tum. Russia, and who now is at Tiflis,
informed the State Department today
that American missionaries and refu
gees were in clanger at Urumiah, Per
sia, where the Turkish Consul, Raghib
Bey, at the head of 700 Askaris, was
recently reported to have led an upris
ing against the American mission.
Secretary Bryan said that every
thing possible would be done to pro
tect Americans and refugees from
danger, but that as yet no direct steps
had been taken.
Dispatches received from Tiflis, at
the headquarters of the Persian War
Relief Committee in New York yes
terday, said all villages but three had
been burned: that many people had
been killed; women had been taken
captives, the French mission had been
destroyed, and 15,000 refugees were at
the American mission. It added there
was great danger.
WARRANTS ASKED FOR
ALLEGED FOWL THIEVES
Warrants have been issued in Judge
Wilicr's court for the arrest of Henry
Richardson, Arthur Richardson and
Arthur Byus, who are charged with
stealing two chickens of the value of
$1 each from Mrs. Amanda S. Fren
zz, a widow lady living on Broadway.
The boys are accused of having sold
the fowls to a Broadway butcher af
ter an ineffectual attempt to dispose
of them to a merchant in that vicinity.
T. J. Shorb yesterday filed suit in
Judge W. H. Wiiler's court against
F. A. Kage and the City of Cape Gir
ardeau for the collection of $25 claim
ed by the plaintiff to be due for serv
ices rendered the city.
One item entered in the statement
was for a flush tank on Fountain
street, for which a charge of $18 is
made, and the remaining $7 is for
work done on a sewer pipe on North
The hearing is set for April 7.
?PM&nM' srs- . JIC3
This picture gives a view of the
on the Bosporus. It is these modern
officers, that the Turks hope will hold
MRS. P. B. LEUNG
IS OPERATED UPON
'," j Young Society Matron Has Ap
pendix Removed Condition
Mrs. Paul B. Leming, one of the
young society matrons of this city,
was taken to the St. Francis Hospital
Tuesday, where an operation was
performed for appendicitis.
Mrs. Leming has been suffering tor
several weeks, but her physician made
every effort to avoid an operation.
Her condition became serious early
Tuesday and she was removed to
The operation was performed a
short time after her arrival. She ral
lied quickly from the anaesthetic, but
spent a restless night Tuesday. Her
condition was much improved yester
day, and at last midnight the sister
attending her, reported Mrs. Leming
to be much improved.
Her physician informed The Trib
une last night that her condition was
not regarded as serious, and that he
expected her to be able to leave the
hospital within ten days or two weeks.
Mrs. Leming is one of the best
known young matrons in the city. She
is a daughter-in-law of M. E. Leming,
former mavor of the city.
SON OF WOMAN WHO KILLED
SENATOR BROWN IS SLAIN
Matthew Bradley, 20, Is Fatally Cut
With Butcher Knife in Fight
With Half Brother.
Price, Utah, March 24 Matthew
Bradley, 20 years old, son of Mrs. An
na Bradley, who shot and killed for
mer United States Senator Arthur
Brown of Utah at Washington, D. C,
in r.X)G, died here today of knife
wounds inflicted in a quarrel last
night with Arthur Brown Bradley, his
half-brother, 13 years old, who is a
son of the former Senator.
In the temporary absence of their
mother, Matthew Bradley and two
half-brothers were keeping house and
the quarrel is said to have arisen over
the manner in which the dinner was
prepared last night.
Arthur seized a butcher knife from
the table and attacked the older boy,
slashing him in several places in the
abodmen and about the limbs. Poc
tors attended the wounded boy, but
were unable to save his life.
LANDSCAPE EXPERT HERE
L. Phillips to Confer With Park
Committee and Civic Association
There will be a meeting of the Park
Committee and the Civic Improve
ment Association and I. L. Phelps of
Rock Island, 111., at the Commercial
Club rooms this afternoon at 4 o'clock
Mr. Phelps was for a number of
years connected with the United
States Forestry Department, but is
now engaged in landscape gardening
and park planting. He, with a large
crew of men, have recently completed
a park contract at Pine Bluff, Ark.,
and he is now on his way North. He
stopped over in this city to meet Wil
liam Pinchot, brother of Gifford Pin
chot, who is in the Government For
estry service and will reach this city
today on his way North from New
The subject of beautifying the city
by means of parks and gardens will
be discussed, and everyone interested
in the growth of shrubbery and plant
life generally, are invited to attend.
FORTIFICATIONS ON THE BOSPORUS
batteries of Medjiar Kalesi and Kavak, among the most important batteries
fortifications, equipped with giant Krupp guns and in command of German
back the progress of the allied fleet on its approach to Constantinople.
Doctor"1 's Car Runs Into Curb
As He Attempts to Rite
Half Moon in Handful of
While atempting to steer his auto
mobile and eat a sandwich at the same
time, Dr. C. E. Schuchert last night
encountered unexpected difficulties. In
his efforts to master the situation he
momentarily lost control of the ma
chine and permitted it to jam the
curbing with sufficient force to spring
an axle and throw the front wheels
considerably out of line.
As the doctor was turning the cor
ner at Fountain and Broadway, he en
deavored to bite a half moon in his
sandwich as the big machine swung
around the curve. In his enforced
haste his jaws closed on the thumb
causing him to relinquish his grasp
and drop his lunch.
In attempting to seize the falling
morsel, his attention was, diverted
from the steering wheel, ud the big
car was brought in violent contact
with the concrete curb.
BEN OBERMILLER MARRIES
Ben Obermiller of Jackson and Miss
Leafy Neal of Sikeston were married
Tuesday evening by "Mayor F. A.
Kage at his office.
Mr. Obermiller is employed as a
barber in Sikeston, and his bride is
the daughter of R. L. Neal, proprietor
of the Neal Hotel in that city.
The young couple will reside in
FEBRUARY EXPORTS A RECORD
Washington, March 24 American
export commerce for February ex
ceeded by $100,000,000 the business
recorded for that month in any pre
vious year, according to figures given
out yesterday by the Department of
Commerce. The total for the month
was .$298,727,757, against $173,920,
145 for February, 1914, and $198,
844,326 for February, 1912.
ALBRIGHT WALTHERS ILL
Albright Walthers became suddenly
sick at his place of employment at
Walther Bros. Furniture Co., yester
day afternoon, and was removed to
his home on North Frederick street.
A physician was summoned, and after
prescribing for his relief, expressed
the opinion that the sickness was not
of a serious character.
WILL THE REPUBLICAN
ACCEPT THIS OFFER?
The Tribune claims the largest
circulation in Southeast Missouri.
The Republican protends to believe
that its circulation is greater than
the Daily Tribune's.
In order to decide which news
paper has the larger subscription
list, The Tribune submits the fol
lowing proposition to The Repub
lican: The Tribune is to select two busi
ness men and The Republican two,
and then let the four select one
more. This committee be given the
right to examine tho circulation
books of the two newspapers, with
authority to investigate and ascer
tain whether or not the names list
ed as subscribers have actually
paid their subscriptions.
The result of this investigation
to be published in both newspapers.
This is The Tribune's propo
sition . Will The Republican submit
tint, ..amv r tit M$4'Mir
KEROSENE MIXED IN
GASOLINE AIDS AUTO
Charles Black Used Coal Oil for
Efficiency Gas and Gets
Charles Black, who drives a car in
the passenger service from this city to
adjacent towns, a few days ago con
ceived the idea of reducing his ex
penses of some efficiency gas, which
had been highly recommended to him
as a method of keeping his engine
clean and saving gasoline.
The agent who called upon Mr. Black
informed him that with the use cf a
small amount of his secret compound
mixed with a large quantity of gaso
line, mileage capacity would be in
creased greatly, and his engine would j .
be kept free from foreign accumula
tions, and would be self-lubricating.
The argument prevailed, and 'Mr.
Black invested $1.50 in the purchase
of a quart of the magic liquid.
Emil Koeppel, who also drives a
car from the same garage, was a
silent witness to the transaction, ami
after the purchase was made, watched
Mr. Black place the package in a se
cure hiding place.
After he had gone, Mr. Koeppel
emptied the contents of the can into
another receptacle and substituted
kerosene for the highly lauded effi
The other emploves were advised of I
the prank, and they all watched Mr. i
Black engaged in his laboratory work)
every morning as he compounded his !
Tuesday night when all the drivers
had returned from their trips and
were seated around the fire in the
garage office, Mr. Black secured a
paper and pencil and began to figure.
After finishing his computations he
advised his companions that he had
figured that by the investment of
$1.50 made a few days before he had
saved many times the amount in fuel.
He said that by accurate count, he
had traveled almost 1000 miles dur
ing which time he had gained 7 miles
to each gallon of gasoline by the use
of a patent preparation purchased
when they were away.
After he had written a testimonial
praising the merits of the efficiency
gas, he filled out an order blank for
another quart and enclosed the letter
and order in an envelope.
Before he had opportunity to mail
the same, Mr. Koeppel suggested that
he save his money and use coal oil.
Some effort was required to convince
Mr. Black that he had been experi
menting with kerosene, but he still
maintains that he saved gasoline in
spite of the prankishness of Mr. Koep-
LIVES 8 DAYS WITH LOWER
LIMBS ENCASED IN STEEL
Man Was Caught Under Flow of Mol
ten Metal Which Hardened Be
fore It Could Be Removed.
Philadelphia, March 24 Joseph F.
Lee, 44 years old, died early today,
in the Germantown Hospital, after liv
ing for eight days with the lower part
of his body encased in a coating of
steel. It had poured over him while
hot and hardened.
The accident was at the Midvale
steel works. Lee, with several other
men, was lifting a huge ladle of mol
ten metal, when it overturned upon
him. He was taken to the hospital,
but by the time he reached there his
body from the waist down was bound
in the steel, which , had burned away
clothing and flesh.
Surgeons tried to chip the metal
away without success.
Army Landed From Transports to
Aid Warships Batter Down
Turkish Forts, Says Dispatch
from Athens to London News
paper. 100,000 FRENCHMEN IN ARMY
WHICH IS TO MAKE FIGHT
Two Dutch Steamers Confiscated
by Germans When Fleeing Bel
gians are Found Aboard French
General in Charge of Russians.
(By Cable to The Tribune.)
Copenhagen, March 21 It is reported in Berlin that the French General.
Pau, has taken command of the Russian troops in the Warsaw military dis
trict. Constantinople, March 21 General Djen-al Pasha, commanding the Turk
ish expvditionary troops in Egypt has issued a proclamation, according to
which preparations arc now actually proceeding for another invasion of Egypt
across the Suez Canal.
London, March 21 An Amsterdam says: "Foods-tuffs aboard steamers
Zaanztroom and Batavier having been confiscated at V. cbrugge. the Dutch
nag removed irom the vessels, ine crews sent n.me and i.ermany apparently
intends to confiscate the steanvrs. The situation is serious. Acccrditig to
the Central News, these steamers were seized because they carried a number
of Belgian soldiers who escaped interment in Holland.
Washington, March 24 Ambassador Morganthau at Constantinople was
cobled by Bryan today to protest to Turkey against the indignities by Turkish
troops to American missionaries in Persia.
fierlin, March 21 German warships arc participating in operations ah.ng
ihe Baltic coast of Russia, north of Mem .-I. Pola-ag-n, 20 miles north of
Memel was bombarded yesterday and is now he'd by Germans. Operations
are proceeding against Libau."
Washington, March 2! Definite announcement that the United Sfat-s
will make representations to the German Government on the dropping of
bombs from a German aeroplane near the Belgian rel-ef comrnisson ship
Elfland, off the Dutch coast, was made today by Bryan.
Berlin, March 21 Emperor William confeired dec oration order Pur Le
! Merite upon his son. Prince Kit el Frederich, for gallantry in action.
Rotterdam. March 21 Three British aviators today made a successful
ra' upon Antwerp. Accord ng to the Antwerp correspondent one submarine
vas completely destroyed by ihe aviators, and another seriously damaged,
' w' f "10 aviators returned safely. th other landing in Dutch territory
where now interned.
Paris, March 21, 10:10 p. m. TheZeppelin alarm has just sounded and all
lights have been extinguished.
Paris. March 21 The official statement tonight says: ,-!n North Arras
the Germans undertook two attacks Wednesday night cn the Great Spur
Lorette. They were completely checked. In Champagne a night attack was
attempted against Bemusejour and immediately stopped."
London, March 21 Reports fro;ii Geneva and Hague declare that it is
learned from diplomatic source that the Emperor of Austria is endeavoring
through th? Vatican to obtain Germany's k- mission for a conclusion of a
separate peac? between Austria and Russia.
Pertograd, March 21 Already the Russians have begun to burst the
southern barriers across the Carpathian Masses. where they have been on the
defensive since December when the Grmans launched a great sch-me to help
the Austrian outflank the Russian's left f-om Hungary. The column which
was defeated in the last Austrian attemnt to relieve Prezmysl was again at
tacked with tremendous energy. After seventeen charges the Russians drove
London. March 24 An allied army was landed on the Deiiinsula of Galli
poli yesterday from transports in the Gulf of Sams, according to a dispatch
from Athens to the Daily Express.
A genera' attack upon the fortifications of the Dardanelles is to be under
Paris, March 24 Bombardment of the Turkish fortifications in the Dar
danelles was resumed at 10 o'clock yesterday morning by an allied fleet,
according to an Athens dispatch to the Havas Agency. The warships cr
accompanied into the straits by a number of mine sweepers.
It has been known for some time, from announcements made in Franc,
that a strong force of soldiers, perhaps 100.0'Mi men. had been assembled in
North Africa, for operations in the Dardanelles. These fighters belong prin
cipally to the French army.
The last concerted effort against the Dardanelles' positions occurred six
days ago, March IS. This day's action resulted in the loss of three battle
ships. Reviewing the situation, military experts In London and elsewhere
have expressed freely their belief that to penetrate the straits, the naval
forces must be well supported on land. That possibly the forts cannot he
silenced except by overwhelming attacks from the rear.
Th. Gallinoli Peninsula is the northern or European side of the Darda
nelles. At its head it is not more than three or four miles wide. If this neck
of land were effectively held by the allies Turku-h communication with the
strong positions on the peninsula would be impossible.
Petrograd, March 24 The congress of representatives of the nobility,
now hold it3 annual sessions in Petrograd, today unanimously adopted the
"The vital interests of Russia require full possession of Constantinople
and both snores of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles and the adjacent
Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, recently announced in
the House of Commons, in answer to a auestion, that Great Britain was in
entire sympathy with Russia's desire for access to the Mediterranean Sea.
The future oossession of Constantinople has been a matter of speculative in
terest since Turkey entered the war, provided the allies were victorious.
Great Britain and France would be the first to come Into possession of the
Turkish capital should the Dardane'Ies be forced and the Ottoman troops
driven from their capital.
Washington, March 24 Through Minister Van Dyke at the Hague the
United States protested emphatically to Germany today against bomb-dropping
n?ar Belgium-bound relief ships.
The protest followed confirmation from Minister Van Dyke of such an
aerop'ane attack on the Elfland from the United States food laden, for Am
sterdam. The Elfland flew the American-Belgian relief commission's flag and
the cargo was consigned to the commission in care of Minister Whitlock.
Brussels. Only skillful handling prevented the ship's destruction.
It is believed the aviator made a mis-take which Germany will disavow,
as it has promised safe conduct to relief ships.