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VOL. XIV. AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 5, 1915. NUMBER 43.
AND CHAS W.
IN KENTUCKY BUT
Stanley, Democrat Now 4,900
Votes Ahead of Morrow
He's Mrs. Gait's Pastor
And He May Tic Knot
Report jof His Execution
, Order, Recalled U. S. Minister
5LOWK UP IN
NEW YORK BAY
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Bridegroom is Son of Old
Family of Ireland's
INJURED ARM LEADS
TO ROMANCE IN CAPE
Bride Too Tiny to be Fitted,
Trousseau Trouble Delays j
That Miss Lossie Ross, daughter of
the late U. S. Referee in Bankruptcy
A. Ross, will be married this winter to
Charles William Eccles, scion of a
wealthy and prominent family in Ire
land, 'has become known to their
friends in the Cape.
The marriage will mark the culmina
tion of as pretty a romance as the
Cap has had recently. Mr. Eccles met
Miss Ross and wooed her while he
was recovering from a severe injury
to his arm.
He is a traveling salesman, and now
gets into the Cape quite frequently.
He has been in the Cape since Satur
day, stopping at the Idan-ha Hotel and
visiting Miss Ross.
Several weeks ago, Mr. Eccles sus
tained an injury to his arm of such a
character that the muscles simply
needed rest. He was bidden by his
physician to seek a quiet place where
his rest would be complete. Mr. Ec
cles is about 50 years old.
He had been in the Cape several
times, and at that time, he selected it
as the place for his rest. After he had
been here a short time, he met Miss
Ross in a thoroughly romantic way.
His courtship began at cnce and it was
only since his last visit to the Cape
that definite plans for the marriage
Mr. Eccles was born in Ireland and
was educated at the University of
Dublin. He came to the United States
when a young man, and his family in
Ireland, which at one time was
wealthy, it is said, and controlled vast
land holdings, died out.
He is the last of his race, he has told
friends in the Cape. Mr. Eccles also
has enterta'.ned many of his friends in
the Cape with stories of the occult,
stories which he has gleaned from a
study of that art.
Xo exact date has been set for the
wedding, it is said, and many friends
believe that it will not be held till
spring. It was learned, however, that
the wedding was to have been held
within a short time, but has been post
poned. The postponement was caused by
reason of the fact that the bride has
had a great deal of difficulty in prepar
ing her trousseau. Miss Ross is of
such smaJl stature that it found none
of the furnishing stores here could
supply her with the right traveling
It is said OS pounds would describe
her as a heavyweight so that she came
under the styles for "grown-ups"
whereas the suits in what is known
as the "misses" division would do no
Miss Ross, sister, formerly Miss
Linnette Ross, was married a short
time ago to an Indianapolis newspaper
FERD HEROLD STRUGGLES
FREE OF ROCKS NEAR THEBES
Lee Line Steamer Goes North After
Nineteen Hours Aground on
Rocky Ledge in River.
After having been aground for nine
teen hours on the chain of rocks from
Thebes to Commerce across the Mis
sissippi, the Lee Line steamer, Ferd
Herold, last night pulled away from
the obstruction it had struck and
steamed up the river on its journey
into St. Louis.
The boat went aground on the rock
ledge across the river about 9 o'clock
Tuesday night, and early yesterday
morning it was reported that the boat
was sinking. This report soon was
The trouble resulted from low water
in the river. None wos hurt. The boat
ha sa steel hull and was not damaged.
Considerable freight was aboard the
vessel from Memphis to the Cape.
The boat is one of the Lee Line's fast
est steamers plying the Mississippi.
Rev. Dr. C. Ernest Smith is the rec
tor of St. Thomas' Episcopal church of
Washington, of which Mrs. Gait, the
president's fiancee, is a member, and
it is considered likely that he will be
selected to perform the wedding cere
mony. Negro Reaches In
Hole For a Mink,
Pulls Out Skunk
Now Thinks It's a Mistake
About Germans Shooting
Gas Bombs He Believes
They're Only Polecats.
Ephriaham Alexander, a colored boy,
living two miles south of the Cape,
feels justified in believing that the
skunk, or American polecat, is no
friend of his. They severed diplomatic
relations yesterday after a misunder
standing, which occurred on one of
Louis Houck's farms, just south of the
"Eph," as he is known among
friends, spends a portion of his time
each autumn trapping fur-bearing ani
mals for their pelts, which he sells in
CajM? Girardeau. In order not to cre
ate jealousy among the denizens of
the forest, he catches any animal that
wears hair, but, speaking confidential
ly, he prefers mink.
Ephriaham owns a number of steel
traps and two dogs, one of the lumber
yard variety, and the other traces its
antecedents to the rat and tan, but its
grandpa was a hound with a nose for
While making an inspection of the
traps yesterday morning, "Eph" and
his dogs noticed a mink at play in a
slough. The dogs sounded an alarm,
and the rodent, realizing that he was
not among friends, scurried into his
hole in the bank.
"Dat am my mink," remarked "Eph"
to himself as he hastened toward the
animal's den. He started one dog to
digging at the hole where the mink
entered, and the other canine stood
guard at another entrance a short dis
Ephriaham figured that the mink
was located between the two holes,
and with each exit closed, he began
to excavate. With a sharp pole as the
spade he burrowed into the ground,
while the dogs joyously awaited the
mink's attempt to escape.
After the negro had been digging
for ten minutes, his pole suddenly
ploughed through to the hole, which
he felt certain was the mink's lair. He
cleared the loose earth and debris so
that he could get on intfmate terms
with the hole.
After this had been done, he peered
into the opening to ascertain if all
was well. "Eph" could not resist the
temptation to smile out loud when he
detected enough fur to make a boa,
lying hardly twelve inches from the
He urged his dogs to get ready for
immediate service and then "Eph's"
right arm shot into the hole after the
(Continued on page 4.)
BOTH DECLARE THEY
HAVF CARRIED STATE
National Committees Issue State
7"" Each Claiming
the Other Loses.
(Ey Telegraph to The Tribune)
Louisville, Ky., Nov. :). With every
one of the 120 counties in Kentucky
reported, practically all of them in full,
A. O. Stanley, the Democratic nominee
for Governor, has 190,334 as against
185,377 for Edwin P. Morrow, the Re
This is the closest election since the
returns on the Goebel and Taylor con
test, which culminated in a murder
and one of the most notorious scan
dals Kentucky ever staged.
According to the Democratic count
tonight, Stanley has been elected Gov
ernor by a majority of 4,957, but the
Republican State Committee does not
concede defeat. On the other hand, it
issued a statement at midnight, de
claring that the return the Republicans
have received, indicates the election of
Mr. Morrow tonight said: "I have
not given up by any means. The late
counties to hear from have reported
gains for me, and some of my strong
est counties have only partially re
ported. 1 believe I have been elected,
even though the returns now in do not
give me a lead."
Mr. Stanley late tonight issued the
following statement: "I am grateful
to my friends and am proud of the
fight they made for me. I have been
elected, but the majority is not as
large as it should have been. But the
fact that the Democratic ticket did not
poll its usual strength was due to par
ty strife. A large per cent of the peo
ple refused to vote. When everything
is considered, the majority is not dis
couraging. We made a fight to up
hold the National Administration, and
the results show that Kentucky ap
proves what President Wjlson has done
and all he stands for." ,
Washington, Nov. 3. The following
statement was issued by the Demo
cratic Nat'.onal Committee tonight:
"While the results of yesterday's elec
tions show the Republicans and Pro
gressives have gotten together in some
States, the Democratic party made an
"We made large gains from the
ranks of the Progressives. This was
particularly true in Massachusetts, j
where the Republicans made slight
gains, but when their vote of yester
day is compared to that of past elec
tions, it will be clearly shown that the
Republican party lost heavily.
"The results of yesterday are full of
encouragement to the Democrats and
demonstrate conclusively that ours is
a constructive and gaining party,
while the Republicans signally failed
in their efforts to force the Progres
sives back into the ranks."
Washington, Nov. 3. The Repub
licans are jubilant tonight over yester
day's elections. They claim that
wherever the campaign was waged on
national issues, and the attacks on the
National Administration the Repub
licans brought out the full party vote.
The vote of Tuesday indicates that
the Democrats are certain to lose in
the national election next year, the
New York, Nov. 3. "The Massa
chusetts campaign was one of national
issues from the first," declared Char
les D. Hilles, chairman of the Repub
lican National Committee, today. "Both
parties made it plain that a vote for
McCall would be a sign of disapproval
of the Wilson administration. McCall
won, and the result must offer a
gloomy forecast to the Democrats for
H. S. WINTERS OF OR AN
FILES BANKRUPTCY PETITION
Former Cape Countyan and Republcan
Politician Lists Assets at $1,870.80,
Dr. Hiram S. Winters, of Oran, well
known Scott County physician, and
former politician, yesterday filed a
voluntary petition in bankruptcy in the
United States District Court, which
General von Dissing. Germany's military governor of Belgium, who
ordered the execution ot Miss Edith Cavell, the English nurse, declaring,
according to report, that his "mature" Judgment found her sentence to be
HOG CHOLERA RAGES
IN BUTLER COUNTY
Scores Die and Hundreds Are
Immunized Witfe. Anti
Virtually all of Butler County in the
last few days has been seized in the
throes of a siege of hog cholera and
farmers are losing their stock in large
numbers daily, according to reports
that come from Poplar Bluff.
Many stock ra.sers in Butler County
have raised large droves of swine for
the markets and they are in danger of
losing a large number of their proper
ty unless the epidemic is stopped soon.
Count Agont Olson has received
calls constantly for the last week from
farmers demanding that he visit their
farms and inoculate their hogs with
the hog cholera antitoxin serum.
Olson has vaccinated more than 100
head of hogs in a few days, and veter
inary surgeons in that county are do
ing a "land office" business in making
It is said that once the symptoms
of hog cholera show in the animal, it
is useless to make any injection. The
hog will die in spite of all that may
be done to save it.
The antitoxin serum is used'on the
animals that are still in good health to
avoid a spread of the disease to the
drove. The effect of the serum is to
introduce a very mild form of the dis
ease into the hog's system which the
animal is able to recover from and be
rendered immune from the attacks of
Hog cholera is one of the diseases
that pork raisers fear more than any
other. Whole droves and herds are
wiped out in a night by the cholera
and the disease spreads with a mys
terious and startling rapidity.
It is the "black" plague of swine.
Likewise it, has been the cause of a
large industry in making antitoxin
serum rising in the last few years.
The Government also sponsors a hog
cholera serum that is recognized as
one of the best in use.
The means of fighting the disease
is sanitation, segregation and use of
the serum injections.
was referred to U. S. Referee in Bank
ruptcy Oscar A. Knehans.
Dr. Winters formerly was a resi
dent of Cape Girardeau County, and
four years ago, he was a candidate for
representative from Scott County to
the General Assembly.
In his schedule of assets and liabili
ties, Winters lists his assets at $4,870.
80 and his liabilities at $3,383.65. He
listed $455.80 as debts due him on open
accounts and also listed as an asset
several lots and parcels of property
O'HOWELL MAY SUE
ON FALSE ARREST
Jury Dismissed Man Who Spent
Nearly Two Months
That proceedings for malicious pros
ecution or false arrest may be started
by Grovor C. O'Howell, last night was
indicated by Orren Wilson, his attor
ney, following the dismissal of O'How
ell late Tuesday night on a charge of
grand larceny, for the alleged theft of
O'Howell was arrested in Scott
County on September , last, and was
held in the Jackson Jail ever since,
having been unable to obtain a bond
for his release. According to Wilson,
when O'Howell was arrested, the war
rant for his arrest was not in the
hands of the officer who made the ar
rest, although it had been issued by
Justice of the Peace Wilier.
The jury drawn before Justice of
the Peace John Putz and Charles
Yaegrr, who was called in by the for
mer to assist him at the trial, released
O'Howell after they had retired to
consider the case about three minutes.
These facts, it is said, may form the
basis for the prosecution that O'How
The 'bicycle that O'Howell was ac
cused of taking was lost by W. J. Kir
by, a general storekeeper in Smelter
ville. The bicycle was taken on the
evening of September 4, Saturday
Two days later, according to the
evidence brought out at the trial,
O'Howell was seen with a bicvcle. Kir-
j by then swore out a warrant before
i Justice of the Peace Wilier, accusing
O'Howell with taking his bicycle.
O'Howell's arrest followed, and
when the case came up for a prelim
inary hearing before Judge Wilier,
O'Howell made an affidavit disqualify
ing Judge Wilier in the case. On a
change of venue, the case then was
sent to Putz at Jackson, before whom
the matter was tried.
Kirby took the stand to try to prove
that it was a grand larceny case which
failed and the petit larceny case went
to trial before a jury of six men in the
Justice of the Peace Court.
Mayor Kage and Justice of the Peace
Wilier, who were called as witnesses,
did not appear. Leet Atchison, former
Cape patrolman, testified in addition
NO COMMENT AT WHITE HOUSE
Washington, N ov. 3. No comment
was made at the White House on the
elections or on the result of the suf
frage amendments, and it was an
nounced that there would be none.
Steamer Euterpe Burns at Water's
Edge After Explosion Which
Rocks South Brooklyn Captain
Says Agent of England's For
GERMANS CONTINUE TO MAKE
GAINS IN NORTHERN SERVIA
Brand Whitlock, American Minis
ter, Who Reported Germans Ex
ecution of English Nurse, Returns
Home and it is Believed He Has
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE TRIBUNE
New York, Nov. ::.Ten minutes after all of the crew had left the British
iteamer, Kuterpe. tonight, a terrific explosion occurred. It tore open the
hatch and caused a fire in the first hold. The explosion shook the whole
south Brooklyn waiter front around the Krie basin, where the Euterpe was
The ship is under charter to the British Government and was to have:
sailed Saturday. Much mystery as to its destination and cargo was created,
li ih believt d the explosion was caused by a bomb in one of the sugar sacks.
The firemen futilly fought the flames. Capt. Alfred Smith believes the
ship was the victim of a bomb placed in the hold by the agent of a foreign
London, Nov. 3. The Austrc-German troops are advancing steadily in
North western Servia and have occupied the city of Uzice, an important rail
way terminal. From the north, west and east the Austro-Germans and Bul
garians are closing in on Nish and fear is expressed here that the Servian
armies may be completely surrounded.
The British cavalry has joined the Servians and French in the southern
part of Servia. and nw fleets of transports are arriving off Saloniki. bearine
strong reiniorcements lor tne troops tnat are already lighitng the l;u!
Washington, Nov. The State Department announced late this after
noon that Brand Whitlock, United States Minister to Belgium, is returning to
the Uinted States on a two months' leave of absence on account of ill health.
The coming, as it does on the heels of the bitter criticism in Germany of
Wl.itlock's reports of the execution of Miss Edith Cavell, the English nurse
by German authorities in Belgium, the announcement created a sensation in
It is interpreted here to indicate that Germany had asked the State
Department to recall Mr. Whitlock and that the United States had complied.
So far as can be asce rtained, this opinion is supported only by circumstantial
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 3. Carranza's troops under Gen Herrera have oc
cupied the city of Chihuahua, according to reports from across the border.
ilia's military officials in Juarez admit they are unable to communicate with
Chihuahua by wire and that they believe that the railroad has been cut at a
joint near Callcgos, a short distance north of Chihuahua. Chihuahua is the
last state capital in charge of the Villa contingent, and if the reports are
true of its capture, the bandits have virtually lost control of every polint of
Berlin, Nov. 3, by wireless to Sayville. "The foreign press recently has
published reports that Germany is disposed to prepare the way for peace
regotiations and is fostering efforts initiated by others 'in this direction,"
says the Overseas News Agency. "A British newspaper again asserts that
Germany is responsible for the agitation for ending the war. All these reports
rnd rumors are pure inventions."
London, Nov. 3. The latest rumor concerning peace terms come from
i.ie Reuter correspondent at The Hague, who says:
"It has been learned from trustworthy but unofficial sources, that, at
a recent conference in Amsterdam, which was attended by several members
of the Reichstag, one of the members stated that Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg,
tite Imperial German Chancellor, had declared that Germany was inclined
to conclude peace on the basis of the cession to Germany of Belgium ami the
Meuse line, the cession of Courland and the payment of an indemnity of
30,000,000,000 marks ($7,500,000,000)."
Berlin, via London, Nov. 3. One of the secondary results of the Servian
campaign is to give Germany and Austria control of a good copper mine from
which to replenish their supplies of the much-needed metal.
The German troops reached the mine last week and their commander tele
graphed to Berlin asking that mining engineers be sent and also shipments of
coke, so that the operation of the mine might be resumed immediately.
BerKn replied as follows:
"Engineers have been waiting for several days at Belgrade expecting
your attainment of the mine. Carloads of coke already are moving from the
coal mines in Hungary, from which the mine has been previously obtaining
A complete breakdown of the Italian attack on the Austrians' Izonzo
front was reported by the Vienna Foreign Office today. Italian losses were
e?.timated at 150,000 men.
Uzice is 87 miles southwest of Belgrade. It is 22 miles east of the Aus
trian frontier and 28 from the Austrian town of Vicegrad. The chief signifi
cance of the capture is its indication that the Austrians in their advance into
Servia from Vicegrad have either defeated the Montenegrins, who were attack
ing their right flank, or have proved strong enough to progress with their
invasion and resist the flank, attacks simultaneously.
London, Nov. 3. Capture by the Bfitish in the North Sea of one of Ger
many's most up-to-date supersubmarines was reported this afternoon. It was
said the crew were made prisoners.
London. Nov. 3. The Germans gained a little today in their drive on
Riga from the west, St. Petersburg dispatches admitted. Before Dvinsk, how
ever, it was said the Russians were on the offensive.
In Volhynia, at the southern end of the Russo-German line, it was re
ported the Germans have suffered huge losses.
Russians also gained various Austrian positions in Galicia. . .