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VOL. XIV. AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 12, 1915. NUMBER 41.
CAPE TO FIGHT
FOR A POSITION
ON NEW HIGHWAY
Route of Continent Bi-sect
iug Road to be Settled
In New Orleans.
MUST SEND DELEGATE
TO TALK FOR STATE
Automobile and Hotel Men to
Join in Backing
A fight to have the Cape placed up
on the proposed Jefferson Highway
from Winnepeg, Canada, and St. Paul,
Minn., to New Orleans, will be started
today by Cape business men.
The route of the proposed continen
tal bi-secting road will be established
next Monday and Tuesday at a meet
ing of the officers of the New Orleans
Association of Commerce, where rep
resentatives from cities in all parts of
the Mississippi Valley will be present,
bidding for the route.
An effort to have a delegate sent
from the Cape will be made. It will
be necessary to raise funds with which
to pay the delegate's expenses.
The Jefferson Highway, should it be
established to run through the Cape,
will be one of the biggest commercial
assets the Cape has acquired in a long
time. It would mean that tourists
would pass through here by the hun
dreds, and the Cape is far enough from
St. Louis and Memphis, so that it
would become what is known as a
terminal poit on the road.
"Placing the Cape on that highway,'
will mean more to us than a new rail
road," President McPherson of the
Commercial Club declared last night.
Mr. McPherson has received a letter
from State Highway Commissioner
Frank W. Buffum bearing on the se
lection of the route for this road, and
on receipt of that letter, Mr. McPher
son is organizing a quick campaign for
funds with which to see that the Cape
is represented at Xew Orleans.
Mr. Buffum's letter is as follows:
"There will be held on November 15
and 1G, a meeting at the offices of the
New Orleans Association of Commerce
for the purpose of establishing a high
way known as the Jefferson Highway
from New Orleans north to St. Paul
"As there may be several routes
through our State that could be select
ed, it is suggested by our department
that those routes that desire to com
pete for this highway be represented
by delegates at said meeting, as this
department, should there be a com
7ctition through the State, does not
care to take an active interest in any
one route to the exclusion of the
others, but trust when the time does
come that, should there be a liability
to lose the route by too many routes
fighting for the location, that they will
centralize on some one route that will
go through our good State.
Frank W. Buffum."
The route of which the Cape would
become a part, follows a course up the
eastern side of Missouri, following the
Mississippi River very closely. Much
of the roadway already has been made
along this route in Missouri as well
as other States adjacent, and the cir
cumstances for road-making along this
route are said to be the most advan
tageous of any route under considera
tion. In Missouri, it has been urged by
men from the western half of the State
that the road could profitably follow
a course through Kansas City.
One route even has been suggested
for the eastern border of Kansas. On
the other side of the river, Illinois is a
s-trong competitor for the highway
The proposed Jefferson Highway
would be similar in character to the
present Lincoln Highway, a road that
virtually goes from one coast to an
other, and when completed, in a few
more months, will make one of the
greatest pieces of road making in the
The Jefferson Highway is to accom
plish the same purpose as the Lincoln
Highway does in east and west traffic.
The Jefferson Highway would serve
north and south bound traffic, which
from observations made on the Lincoln
road, would be immense.
In the construction of the Lincoln
Highway, great sums of money have
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Gained Fame In Boer War;
Commands At Balkans
General Mahon, who gained fame In
the Boer war by the relief of Mafeklng,
Is commander of the British forces In
Only a Wife Can
Get You Into a
New Men's Club
Lutheran Benedicts Organize
New "Lodge Meeting" Ex
cuse For Being Out Late at
The only way to qualify for the
Cape's latest organization is to get
The bachelor is not wanted the S.
R. O. signlhas been hung out to him
in this embreyo order of men.
The married men of the Trinity
Lutheran Church have organized what
will be known as the Men's Club. You
must be married in order to get in.
It will be a sort of a mutual self
help body, well calculated to provide
an example to take the place of the
old "lodge" story, told by the pater
familias when he has gone out at
Hereafter, the married men intenor
to "spend their evenings" attending
the club meetings, and who shall ob
ject to that?
The men met for the first time in
rather covert fashion Tuesday night at
Trinity Hall, where they effected their
G. W. Schack was named temporary
chairman, and George Popp temporary
secretary. A committee was appointed
to draft a constitution and by-laws
which are to be prepared in time for
another meeting next Tuesday night,
when the permanent organization will
The plans of the organization pro
vide a number of social features. They
expect to make their headquarters at
Trinity Hall intend to co-operate in the
general movement in the church to
raise funds for the payment of the
building funds with which the hall was
As a part of their equipment in
their special rooms at the Trinity Hall,
the married men expect to get a pool
and billiard table, and various other
games and means of entertainment.
BINDS OVER WILLIAM STOVALL
William Stovall, Cape County farm
er charged with stealing com after he
had sold his place near Jackson, yes
terday afternoon was bound over to
the Circuit Court at his preliminary
Stovall mortgaged his farm several
years ago, and last July the place was
sold on a foreclosure. Stovall had been
renting to a tenant, who, under the
law, was entitled to his share of the
crop of corn on the sale of the land.
Under the law, however, title to the
share of the crop belonging to the
owner of the land, passes in the sale
of the land.
The tenant removed his corn,
amounting to $40 worth. Subsequently
Stovall attempted to do likewise. He
was arrested for stealing the corn. His
bond yesterday was fixed at $100.
PLANT FOR CAPE
Put Your Proposal in Writ
ing Jackson Johnson
Tells Pres. McPherson
BOARD WILL CANVASS
Admits it Wonld Not Mean an
Following a long-distance telephone
conversation with Jackson Johnson,
president of the International Shoe
Co., of St. Louis, President J. H. Mc
Pherson, of the Commercial Club, has
submitted a written request that a
tentative new shoe factory be located
The Cape's bid for the factory will
receive careful consideration by the
Board of Directors of the shoe firm,
Johnson said, when the matter comes
up for settlement.
The fact that the International Shoe
Co., is looking for an advantageous
place to put another factory, became
known in the Cape at the meeting of
the Commercial Club last Friday night.
Immediately President McPherson was
authorized to call Mr. Johnson by
phone and make an investigation to
learn what opportunities the Cape has
of getting the establishment.
"We have not seriously considered
the proposition," remarked Johnson,
when the question first was put to him
"When you do, we simply wish to
know what we can do to get into the
running," McPherson countered.
"Don't you think that we have
enough money invested in your town?"
McPherson reminded Johnson that
the company has two factories at Han
nibal and that the Cape would not
mind seeing a duplication of that situ
ation. Johnson told McPherson his
point was well taken and he thereupon
asked Mr. McPherson to put the Cape's
proposal in writing and mail it to him.
President McPherson, in his written
request for the factory announced that
the city want to get its "hat in the
ring" and would like to hear what con
ditions the shoe firm might want to
make before putting in a second fac
The shoe firm already owns suffi
cient land for the new factory build
ing, and should it be established in the
Cape, it would mean an additional pay
roll of many hundred dollars a week.
STUDENTS TO STAGE PLAY
The Dramatic Club Selects Caste for
' 'The Gold Mine."
Members of the Dramatic Club at
the Normal School at a meeting the
other night selected those who will
have parts in the first production that
will be staged this year by the society.
The production to be put on the boards
will be "The Gold Mine," a three act
farce comedy, and it promises to be a
The play will be produced on the
evening of Monday, December 13.
Those who will have parts are: Nelson
Dearmont, John Kochtitzky, Schrengo
Kinder, Guy Armentrout, Walter Sau
pe, Burwell Fox, Georgia Sharp, Mary
Iva and Ramona Duckworth.
The Dramatic Club gives two plays
annually at the Normal School. The
membership in the club is limited to
thirty-six, and elections are held two
or three times in the course of the
Six new members will be selected
within the next week and pledged to
MRS. NANCY YATES DIES
Widow, 75, Had Tried to Kill Herself
in the Cape.
Mrs. Nancy Yates, 75 years old, a
widow, died at the State Insane
Asylum at Farmington late Tuesday
night, word was received in the Cape
yesterday. Mrs. Yates, when she lived
in the Cape some time ago, attempted
to end her own life by jumping into
the river swallowing tacks.
A sister, Mrs. Sarah Bond, yester
day went to Farmington. Mrs. Yates
and her husband formerly lived on a
farm in Wayne County. When herhus
band died, she lived for a while with
her sister in the Cape.
American Red Cross Disinfects
Servian Troops From Trenches
Members of the
lnfectant after their
CYCLONE KILLS SIX
AND INJURES FIFTY
Great Bend Almost Blown A way
Depot and Light
Hutchinson, Kans., Nov. 10. A tor
nado traveling southwest, hit Great
Bend, forty miles west of here, at
7:C0 tonight, killing six persons and
seriously injuring fifty more.
The Santa Fe passenger station was
demolished and was also the light and
power plant and city water tower.
Many fires started over the city, add
ing to the damage wrought by the
wind. The property damage is esti
mated at $300,000, and it may exceed
It is feared that many people were
buried under the ruins of their homes
and were probably cremated. The first
reports stated that 100 people were
known to be dead, but late informa
tion stated that only six were known
to have been killed. The southern sec
tion was virtually blown away.
ARMGARDT PARTY GETS DEER
Ten Turkeys, 337 Coons and 136 Squir
rels in Parly Game Bag.
One of the first deer of the season
was shot by a member of a hunting
party of which Roy Schuck and his
brother, together with Councilman
Charles Armgardt were members dur
ing the last ten days below Holland in
the extreme part of the State, near the
The huntsmen saw five deer on their
trip, but were able to get close enough
to shoot at only the one.
In the ten days' camping and shoot
ing that they did, however, they got
10 turkeys, 337 coons and 136 squir
rels. Owing to warm weather, the men
had considerable difficulty in keeping
their game, and for that reason could
bring but a small portion of it to the
Cape on their return yesterday after
noon. The members of the party declared
a great deal of hunting is being done
across the line in Arkansas.
KILLS RED FOX IN HUNT
Owen Yarbrough of West Broadway
yesterday killed one of the first red
foxes of the season when on a hunting
trip with some friends west of the
The specimen that Yarbrough car
ried back to town is a fine one, and the
pelt will be valuable. Yarbrough
brought the fox down with a 20-gauge
shot-gun, when the animal was run
ning twenty-five yards away from
He went hunting with Charles
Grimes and Rudolph Crosnoe. They
were after rabbits along a fence
around a wheat field, when the fox
was jumped by the dogs. The fox
started off and was gaining a good
lead, when Yarbrough fired.
The members of the party also bag
ged several rabbits and other game,
which they brought to town.
American Red Cross in Serbia spraying troops with dia
return from a long stay in the trenches.
HIST! SHERMAN AND
HIS CHIEF CAUCUS
Merchant Nods Violenty When
Houck Whispers Orders
About the Park.
The announcement in The Tribune
yesterday that Sam Sherman was
fighting the purchase of the Fair
grounds because Charles Blattner,
president of the Fair and Park Asso
ciation, refused to "come across" for
$250 to be used in boosting the town,
came as a bomb to the anti-bond issue
Sherman ran bareheaded up and
down Main street yisterday morning
looking for Mr. Houck, "guardial
angel" and chief opponent of the Fair
grounds. Mr. Houck was just about
to enter the St. Charles barber shop
when Sherman sighted him half a
"Oh, Mr. Houck!" shouted Sam, as
he glanced about him to ascertain
whether anyone was near who might
Mr. Houck stopped and looked back.
"Wait a minute," added Sherman.
"Have you seen the write up?" Mr.
Houck was asked as Sherman came
Mr. Houck motioned to Sherman to
step to the edge of the curb and the
merchant got the point, as he again
looked about him to see if anyone who
might "peach" was near.
Sherman adjusted himself so that
Mr. Houck could speak right into
Sherman's right ear, and the pioneer
availed himself of the opportunity.
The curbstone's caucus lasted several
minutes, and Sherman's head was kept
nodding in hearty aproval of what Mr.
Houck had to say.
"Sure ! Su-r-re ! Ab-s-s-o-ot-ely !"
Sherman remarked as Mr. Houck slip
ped away from him and vanished into
the barber shop.
Two of the three Naeter boys, who
are also Mr. Houck's lieutenants, were
at the entrance to Mr. Sherman's store
to greet him as he returned. The quar
tet entered, tittering and making am
WILCOX HEARING TO BEMONDAY
The preliminary hearing of A. D.
(Dolly) Wilcox, former bank cashier
at Bloomfield, who is charged in three
warrants with embezzlement, will be
postponed till Monday when the case
is called before Judge Wilier today.
The warrants against Wilcox were
served several weeks ago when he
came to the Cape and was released on
bond. The case has been delayed sev
eral times subsequently.
John L. Hodge of Bloomfield, prose
cuting attorney, who was in charge of
the Wilcox cases when they were
prosecuted in Bloomfield, yesterday
called Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers
of Cape County by telephone and said
he will not be able to come to the Cape
till Monday for the preliminary.
Attorney Moseley of Bloomfield also
called Caruthers and asked for the continuance.
FIVE ALLIED SHIP:
UNK IN A DAY
Many Die in Mediterranean When
Torpedo Shell Smashes Into the
Merican Two Transports Are
Also Sent to Bottom.
TWENTY-SIX AMERICANS DIED
WHEN THE ANCONA WAS SUNK
If Steamer Attempted to Escape
After Being Warned, United
States Will Not Protest, Says
Announcement in Washington.
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE TRIBUNE
London, Nov. 10. The French steamer, France, of 4025 tons has been
sunk and the Leyland liner, Mercian, was shelled today in the submarine
infested waters of the Mediterranean.
Twenty-three men were killed by a bursting shrapnel aboard the Mer
cian, fifty were wounded and thirty others are missing. The 73 men com
prising the crew of the steamer Fiance reached land. Three were severely
wounded and another so seriously that he may die.
Reports of the attack of the France and Mercian were received tonight
on the heels of the announcements that two other British transports had been
sunk, in the same waters. They were the former Leyland liner, California,
6.223 tons, and the Moorina, 3,15!) tons. The Glasgow steamer. Clan Mae
Ailister, 4.S34 tons, also was sent to the bottom, but no details have been
given out by the official press bureau. None of the losses is listed.
London, Nov. 10. It was announced tonight that a meeting will be held
shortly at Bucharest by the Kings of Roumania, Greece ami Bulgaria. At
this meeting the entire Balkan situation will be 'discussed and action decided
upon for its common treatment.
Saloniki, Nov. 10. Velos has not been occupied by the French as was
reported in yesterday's dispatches. The French cavalry patrol penetrated
the Bulgarian line before that town, and this fact led the Servians at Guev
gholi to telegraph that Velos had been occupied.
Washington, Nov. 10. The State Department tonight received a dispatch
from Ambassador Thomas Nelson Page at Rome tonight, stating that about
twenty-six passengers, believed to be Americans, lost their lives when the
kalian liner Ancona was torpedoed by an Austrian submarine.
Department of State officials stated that the gravity of the issue between
the United States adn Austria will depend upon the circumstances of the
case. If the Ancona had not attempted to escape, the United States, it is
said, would undoubtedly send a protest similar to those sent to Germany
('iring th ediscussion over the sinking of the Lusitania, and would demand the
same guarantee as well as a disavowa; and reparation.
On the other hand, if it is shown that the Ancona actually tried to escape
and continued it efforts to get away after being warned by the submarine, it
Is believed that this Government will not make an issue of the case, even
though American lives were lost.
London, Nov. 10. Premier Asquith in the House of Commons today fore
shadowed the establishment of an Anglo-French war council in which Iench
Did British Ministers would sit. He expressed the hope that Russia and Italy
would join in the council.
London, Nov. 10. French forces have recaptured the town of Veles, in
Southern Servia, from the Bulgarians, according to advices received by the
Servian legation in Athens, from Guevgeli, forwarded by the Star's corre
spondent in Athens.
London, Nov. 10. The British torpedo boat destroyer Louis has been
wrecked in the Eastern Mediterranean. No lives were lost.
The following official statement was given out:
"The British torpedo boat destroyer Louis, Lieutenant-Cammander Harold
T. A. Hall, has been stranded in the Eastern Mediterranean and has become
a total wreck. All of the officers and crew are safe."
Berlin, Nov. 10 (by wireless to Sayville, N. Y.) "Information from a re
liable source is that the steamship Ancona was sunk by an Austro-Hungarian
submarine," says the Overseas News Agency. "She attempted to escape, and
thus compelled the submarine to use her guns."
Amsterdam, Nov. 10. Commenting upon the American note to Great
Britain, the Cologne Gazette says:
"If the American Government acts according to the wording and spirit of
the memorandum it will acquiesce imperishable merit for the release of the
sea from England's despotism. The note makes known to the whole world,
through the mouth of the mightiest neutral, which is England's friend, how
Great Britain in this war has trampled down international law, destroyed
the freedom of the seas and dispersed the attempts of neutrals. England has
abused her sea power in order to exercise upon the sea the despotism which
brought her immense advantage of incalculable prejudice to universal trade."
Berlin, via wireless to Sayville, N. Y., Nov. 10. Commenting on the
American note to Great Britain concerning interference with American com
merce, the Frankfurter Zeitung says:
"The American stand from the legal viewpoint, is unimpeachable. Ameri
ca's trade has been most severely damaged by the arbitrary rule of the
British navy. This rule is despotic and inefficient, since the Baltic is un
attainable for the British.
"The report is irrevelant that some few British submarines have entered
the Baltic and that this is sufficient proof of the establishment of British
rule in this sea. This silly swindle was only disseminated in order to bluff
the Americans and make them forget that when nations are at war, a blockade
must be exercised in a blockaded sea, on the spot."
The paper expresses appreciation of the American Government's inten
tion to defend the rights of nuetrals.