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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAfE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1915.
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
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THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY.
JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor
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BRITAIN'S ARROGANT ACTION.
Mexico's protest against the boarding of the American steamer Zealaitdia
in Mexican waters will furnish the nedeed complement to a communication
from Washington on the subject.
Great Britain's aggression in lhe treatment of neutral shipping has been
j.'ade the subject of numerous protests by the Scandinavian and other neutral
countries of Europe, as a second to the communications of the United States.
To be similarly called to task by a second neutral on this side of the Atlantic
i an scarcely fail to have a salutary effort on the offensive conduct of her
The obligation which the United States "unhesitatingly assumed" for
the protection of innocent commerce on the seas will be the more readily
respected if promptly and energetically seconded by other neutrals. The
burden of speaking in behalf of trans-Atlantic and European Atlantic ship
ping,' in the nature of the case, falls almost solely upon Washington and
European neutrals; and it is with this class of commerce that the recent
rote of Great Britain was chiefly concerned.
It scarcely contemplated such a patent intrusion as interference with
'astwise shipping on the American Atlantic seaboard. Where such an im
jitrtinence is attempted, the protest can scarcely be made too impressive.
The Zealandia case although not an instance of trans-Atlantic shipping
f.Hs under the head of one of the complaints most insistently brought forward
by Mr. Lansing in his note. This had to do with the course of British author
ities in acting upon mere suspicion.
There is neither precelent nor justification for interfering with innocent
.-hipping on the ground of suspicion. This is the next thing to appropriating
!he right of visit and search of all shipping wherever encountered. If the
British Government is in possession of evidence which appeared sufficient to
establish the presumption that the Zealandia was engaged in unneutral service,
the State Department and the Government of Mexico would undoubtedly be
interested in seeing it brought forward. In the absence of such a presenta
tion, the incident can only be regarded as an example of the most flagrant
disregard of the rights of neutrals and a direct slap at the United States.
THE COM. K ATE HOLDUP.
The Frisco Railroad bus put into effect its new schedule on coal shipments
ivto this city. The Frisco's franchise with the city of Cape Girardeau calls
; r v sixty-cent coal rate, bui the new tariff is seventy-five cents, or an in
riease of twenty-five per cent.
Unless the large coal dealers in this city co-operate in some movement
for justice, this illegal rate will remain in force. According to the terms of
lie Frisco's franchise, it cannot increase its rate on coal, but it would still
le an injustice to the people of Cape Girardeau, even if the railroad's con
tract with this city did not specify what the rate would be.
The Frisco is hauling coal to Crystal City for forty cents per ton, and
every car that goes to that town, must pass through Cape Girardeau. If the
lailroad can carry coal to Crystal City for forty or fifty cents a ton and
.take money, it can furnish the same service to Cape Girardeau and earn a
The distance from Cape Girardeau to Crystal City is approximately sixty
ii.ilea. The motor power required to haul a load of coal from this city to that
town is an item of expense that must be considered in deciding upon a coal
Aite for Crystal City. And added to this is the expense of the crew and the
wear and tear on the cars. There is no method within the range of reason
v !iich could be used to .-'now that Crystal City is entitled to a coal schedule as
low us this citv should have.
An increase in the coaT rate not
U a nes the pocketoook in every Home. 1 ne new scnedine interests every
, erson in this city. The people naturally expected the Frisco to live up to its
I'.yn'.hi.-e with this city, and when it did not, the public was right in looking
to the business men to see to it that the franchise temained in force.
But there is to be no relief if no protest is registered. If the Commercial
Cl jb cannot do anything that will produce results, the shippers and consumers
of coal should get tog -ther, employ a competent lawyer, and compel the
1 lisco to keep its contract. The railroad's hold-up is not justified, either by
law or the rules of right.
THE LESSON OF BOOKER WASHINGTON.
The deatli of Booker T. Washington a few days ago, removed probably
the greatest man the black race ever produced.
He was the greatest man of his race because, far and beyond any other
man born in this country of African descent, he recognized what was essential
to the progress of the negro. It was property. All civilization rests upon an
economic basis, but not all white men recognize this, and few black men do.
Dr. Washington alienated many of the more prominent' men of the negro
race because he put the economic consideration first.
He was not infrequently declared to be a traitor to his race because
he refused to talk about social equality and political rights, and kept steadily
It aching his people how to get good wages, to raise a pig. to get more than
one bale of cotton from four acres, and to acquire the ownership of the land
He was accused of irreligion and gross materialism because in season
;..nd out of season he kept hammering into the minds of the colored people
the idea of thrift. He did not sacrifice religion; he was no materialist; and
he was not indifferent to social and political equality, but he was profoundly
impressed with I'oor Richard's experience, that when he had a pig and a
cow, his neighbors bade him good morning.
Booker T. Washington put his whole .philosophy of the elevation of the
colored people of the United States into his dictum that it was more important
i) a negro to be able to earn a day than it was to be able to spend of an
evening, taking his wife to the theater. This infuriated many of his people,
.i'td he was often badly treated by them, and sometimes he was nearly mobbed.
J hey wanted him to attack a proscription of his race that excluded them from
ine best seats in the theaters.
Economic equality with the whites would make the American negroes
i .uch happif." than they are. It would console them with satisfaction apart
f-ni social equality. That will eventually be realized by th erace.
H S ENGLAND CONK TO SEED?
British muddling is a reflection of the aristocratic idea in Great Britain.
Athenians of the upper and leisure class held that the business of government
must be entrusted to gentlemen of leisure because working people had no
time to solve governmental problems or attend to the Government's business.
1 he British view of government is somewhat similar.
Germany is an autocratic country. There is one directing head, to whom
all others are rigidly subordinate. England is aristocratic merely. A class
rules. The King in England is aptly described in Col. Roosevelt's felicitous
characterization of a monarch as a man clothed with the power of an Ameri
n Vice President and endowed with leadership of the Smart Set.
The army officers are, largely, of the favored class. That an English
i 'ih-man. or gentleman, will fight ten times in ten nobody denies, but it was
Kiin in the Boer War, as it was at Braddock's defeat, that he does not neces
sity known how to fight, but remains convinced that he knows all there is
, iknow about fighting.
There has been a good deal of bureau bickering about the failure of cer
tain British military undertakings. It seems not at all improbable that in-
apactty is about equally divided between the fmnt and the Cabinet. In the
l.'oer war, in w hich there was not much of a problem for the Government the
fighting was bravely, but badly done.
The time and money spent to whip the poor farmers was out of propor
tion to the task, not forgetting the difficulties of an unfamiliar "terrain" or
the truism of baseball that the advantage is with the home team. It is alto
cither probable that the aristocratic officers of the present British army are
more often guilty of incapacity than of the bridge-playing, loafing, late hours
iiv.d philandering of which they stand accused
But Britain has bungled the war. In her efforts to look wise, ?he has
met defeat at every point. There has not been a single act of Great Britain's
s'nee the war began that can b commended. Either Fnchmd has"ir"e to sfed
or t i e -he it? a na,.i"n f b mb .
vuuii i x uLuaui i
only affects the manufacturer, but it!,
DOCTOR WHO LET
A BABY STARVE
Chicago Infant, Born a Crip
ple, Dies of Inattention at
MOTHER LOVED BABE,
BUT IS GLAD IT DIED
Jury, Composed of Doctors, Holds
Defectives Should be De
prived of Life.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 1!). A jury of
prominent Chicago physicians tonight
decided that society has the right to
refuse life to a baby born hopelessly
defective. Dr. Harry J. Haiselden was
exonerated from blame for deliberate
ly permitting the death of Baby Bol
linger, after he decided that the child
if allowed to I've, would be doomed to
life of misery and usefulness.
Yet while completely exonerating
the physician, the jury did not agree
with him in this specific Bollinger
case, holding that the infant was
not sufficient! v defective to justify its !
condemnation to death.
The right of society to forfeit the
life of a defective baby, although rec
ognized by the jury, carries with it
the extreme care that there should al-
ways be a consultation of physicians
before a defective is permitted to die.
This was the contention of the jury.
days ago. When it was discovered that
the baby was abnormal both in mind
and body. Dr. Haiselden, the attend
ing physician, decided the baby should
be permitted to die. He declined to
put the new born to death by admin-
istering an opiate because that would
j have made him l'able to prosecution.
He instructed the nurses to put the
baby in a bed whore it might keep
warm while its life gradually ebbed
awav. The chdd's mother was stricken
with typhoid fever a few week's ago
and was just recovering when the child
Miss Catherin Walsh, a nrv-r, who
christened the baby John Boi'inger,
hovered near the infant's c:vd!e while
internes guarded against l er threa-
ene! attemnt to kidnan the child and
operation performed on it.
which, she declared, would h
its Ife. j
The baby died from lack of atten-j
tion at 10 o'clock Wednesday night, j
The news of the baby's death was j
broken to the mother by Miss Bculah !
Freed, had nurse of the hospital.
"Are you quite strong?" asked Miss
Freed. The woman nodded. Miss
Freed took a pale hand in hers. "The
baby is dead," whispered the nurse.
Mrs. Bollinger sighed and relaxed into
the depth of her pil'ow. Her eyes
closed and she smiled.
"I'm so glad," she said. "I'm glad
that my baby is dead. This is.the mo
ment I have been' waiting for. I know
that the little one will not have to
suffer through a life-time, crippled in
body and mind.
"I loved mv baby, of course. Any
mother would have loved her baby, no i
matter how terribly nature had twsit
ed its little body. I loved it so much
that I wanted it to die and be at
"Now that the time has come and j
the baby has gone to rest forever. I i
feel that I have done the
thing a mother could have done.
"Have I not given up my baby?
Have I not allowed it to be taken from
me that it might not suffer?"
Dr. Haiselden today declared that
he was not worried by the criticism
that had b en heaped upon him from
all parts of the country for permitting !
the Bollinger baby to die when he
could probably have spared its life.
"The best course was chosen," he
said. "I feel just as I did when we
made the decision not to perform the
operation that would have saved the
child's life. The only crime in connec
tion with such a case would be the
concealment of the facts. In this case
we made everything public. All was
open and above board, and I believe
firmly that my action was justifiable.
"My action couldn't be generally
practiced. Nature really undid the
work she had done. We were only the
The big problem which the case of
the Bollingers baby propounded was
widely discussed in Chicago today.
Arguments were advanced in which
Dr. H. J. Haiselden was charged with
attempting to pass final judgment of
a life or death sentence upon the new
born. Others declared they saw in the
case of the Bollinger baby visions of
an improved race in which defectives!
and criples will be rare. Still others j
drclared the action of the hospital :
staff was murder.
Pt. FT,ii.--lden snid h..- did ".t fear
COUNCIL TO SETTLE
PAVING SUITS SOON
Wood Block Case To Be Com
premised on $700 and Car
load of Blocks.
The compromise between the city
and the Kettle River Quarries Com
pany over suits filed by the city to
force the latter to maintain repairs in
the wood block pavement of down
town streets probably will be approved
by the City Council at its next meet
ing December 6.
The negotiations now are virtually
complet efor the settlement of the liti
gation and it is understood that the
basis upon which the suits will be
dropped is substantially as follows:
The quarries company which did the
wood block paving in the Cape will
turn over to the Cape a car load or
the blocks used in making repairs and
pay to the city $700 as damages.
At the last meeting of the council
it was expected that the compromise
measure might come up, but owing to
the absence of two of the members of
the committee of the council which has
been interested in the litigation, the
matter was not brought before the
It was asid last night that I. R. Kel
so, who represents the bonding eom-
j pany which pledged surety for the pav
ing concern, has given his stamp of
approval to the terms of compromise
that have been proposed and that the
matter will go through without fur
The wood block pavement has been
the subject of much discussion among
business men ever since it was laid
about five years ago. Through an en
gineering error, the pavement was put
down in the wrong manner, so that
, much difficulty has been experienced
in keeping it in repair.
The city has been put to considerable
j expense in making repairs following!
j heavy rains when the wood blocks !
would raise in the middle of the streets
in large welts or "blisters."
The city filed suits against the pav-
ing company to perform its contract
to keep the pavement in repair. Part
of the contract with the citv nrovided
i that the streets were to be kept in re-
j nair bv the navinc concern. '
I Last February Edward L. Drum was
employed to prosecute the suits. Mr.
Drum last night said he was glad tr
announce that he believed the matter;'
was virtually at an end. I
LARGE CROWD HEARS
SOLOIST AT NORMAL
j Madame Caroline Hudson-Aiex-
.1 c : i. 1?
auuet oius itiauj raur
ite Soprano Selections.
A crowd of more than :;0 last nght j
heard the recital given bv Madame !
Caroline Hudson-Alexander in the au-j
ditorium at the Normal School. The!
program she sang covered a wide
range ot soprano selections, many of i
which are favorites with students of
j music, although manv vears old.
vtuiuivilKll IIIUI11 U;.T lilt),
, it ,
lie sopg that met with the greatest
, ,.. . . , ,, ,
lause was 'Tw ickenham I-errv. In-1
Theophilu.s Marzials. Selections that
she sang, written by Handel, also met
Madame Hudson-A lpvjinilnr'ti vnicn I
. . - , ',' . "
was seet in manv of r.er notes. Sr."
; was accompanied at the piano by Mr.
Fi nest Walker
The program was as follows: "The i
Meeting" from "Bodelinda." "O Sleep,
"j iosi mou i.eave .ie irom
"Semele" and "AUclu.iah" from "Es
ther," all by Handel; Madeheniieder, a
l't T-,. Tl t t r -
j series o! live songs by Johannes
Brahms; "Chanson Triste," "Extase"
ami "Fantoches," the first two by
Henri Dupaie and the last by Claude
Debussy; "Last Night I Heard tho
Nightingale" by Mary Turner Salter
"The Charmer's Song" by Iza Leh
man: "Tomorrow" from "When Life's
at the Dawn" by Harold V. Mi'iigan;
"Twickenham Ferry;" "Shepherd's
Cradle Song" by Arthur Somervell,
and "Awake, Dear Heart" by H. J.
indictment on a charge of manslaugh
ter. He declared he doubted if twelve
men could be obtained on a jury that
would convict h'rn of any crime in
connection with the case.
Revocation of the State license of
Dr. Haiselden, who refused to perform
an operation on the baby, is to be
sought by Dr. George U. Lipschulch,
a Chicago member of the State Legis
lature. Representative Lipschulch said he
intended to appear before the State
Board of Health and ask that Dr.TIais
cklen's right to practice medicine in
Illinois be taken from him.
I intend to go the limit in what-
ever can be done in this matter," he
said. "I can see no difference in per-
mitting the infant's death and killing J
a p!"n in any "(her way." j
His Shotg un as
He Hunts Hares
Cape Nimrod Forgets Weapon
While Discussing Rabbits
and Discovers Loss When
He Sees Buney.
0. X. Yarbrough, the Broadway res
taurant man, will not be able to give
thanks tomorrow. He has lost his rat
Next to eating rabbits, Mr. Yar
brough likes to hunt them. He was un
der the impression yesterday morning
that he was going to spend the day
hunting, but when he reached home
last night, he felt sure that he had
i been mistaken.
He and Ed Beard motored to a
(thicket out beyond Jackson yesterday
to kill a load of rabbits. When they
were within two miles of the happy
hunting ground, they stopped along
the road to get a line on the rabbit
! "op from two boys who were plowing
' nearby field. t
Mr. Yarbrough had his gun in his
. lap whn the auto came to a stop. He
cat l ieu it wiia mm wnen ne it-it wie
machine and stepped over to shake a
,i : l i i . i . i i i i. .
brush heap by the roadside. Then he
stepped back to the machine, leaned
his gun against the rear of the auto
and renewed his chat with the farmer
Whenhe finished his conversation.
Mr. Yarbrough climbed into the ma
chine and chugged away, leaving his
' rabbit gun behind. He did not discover
his loss until they reached the field in
which thr-v were to hunt. Just as they
I climb, d over the fence, a bunny hop-
i pod out of the grass at Mr. Yar-
j breugh's feet and spend toward a ra-
"Gosh! Ed,"' growled Yarbrough.
"'i left i:ry gun back there where we
j talked to those plow boys."
j Beard, while not much of a hunter,
! knew that they couldn't kill anything
i without a gun. climbed back into the
I machine. Yarbrough followed suit,
' A record run was made back to the
j fcono where the big caucus was held,
i "See anvthincr of a shotmin?" shouted
j Yarbrousrh to the farmers. He was
'told they had not.
j "Anybody passed here since we
lid?" queried Yarbrough.
"'Bout a million," replied one of the
Yarbrough looked at Beard and
B ard looked at Yarbrough.
"Stung!" murmured Yarbrough.
"You and me both," chimed Beard.
Then they started for the machine,
'climbed in and rode back to the Cape.
Property Descriptions are Tedious
But Hihlv Essential,
Property abutting upon Merriwether
street in the segment to be improved
, , . , , , . i
bv having the grade changed and pav-
. , , . . e
i ing put down Irom Aquamsi to Sprigg
. . '. i
streets now is receiving one of the
most thorough overhaulings in its his
tory. Senator Thomas F. Lane almost
I da lv is working upon the petition to
. . .
lie presented to tnc court asking tor a
commission's appointment to assess
benefits and damages in preparation
for the improvement work there.
Ihe courts commissioners, in fixing
the benefits and damages, pave the
way for legal assessment of special
taxes u;on the property to pay for the
The Merriwether street improve
ment has been pending for several
months. The work is now at a tedious
stage owing to the fact that the court
records have to Vie made exact.
The business of preparing the peti
tion for the commissioners entails the
description of every piece of property
that wi'I bj affected by the improve
ment work. These descriptions must be
accurately obtained from the records
Senator Lane declared the other day
that he has found on digging into the
project that there are more than 200
separate descriptions to be made of
pieces of property
"These must not leave any loop
holes through which the Cape Girar
deau & Northern Railroad attorneys
may obtain a technical demurrer," he
said, "and for that reason it is a long
and tedious proposition. The work is
going well on the petition and I ex
pect to have it completed in a short
A former endeavor to have Merri
wether street improved and the hump
taken out west of Lorimier street was
balked bv the railroad's attorneys
through an error in the procedure by
BACHELORS IN CLUB
Lutherans Decide Must be of
Voting Age to Meet
The benedicts of the Trinity Ger
man Lutheran Church have given up
their cxclusiveness. They are going to
allow bachelors to become members of
their newly organized club.
Instead of being called a "young
married men's club," the church so
cial organization now will be known
as the Trinity Men's Club. Any man
over 21 years old, w ho is a member of
the church, in good standing is eligi
ble to membership and is urged to
The married men w ho jumped at the
chance to "get in on the ground floor"
of the organization two weeks ago, to
night will have a valid excuse for
leaving their wives at home the club
is going to have a meeting.
The original members held a meet
ing th's last week and adopted a con
stitution and by-laws and authorized
their temporary officers Gottlieb W.
Schack. chairman, and George Popp
Jr.. secretary, to hold over till the first
regular election which will be held on
the first Tuesday after the first Sun-
nay in wecemuer. wnicn win ne tne oc
casion of the election of officers an
In this arrangement lies another
feature of the club's organization
scheme. The club has determined to
disqualify any officer of the church
from holding office in the club. The
church election is held annually on the
Sunday preceding the club's election,
so that the members of the club each
year will know who the new church
officers are when they prepare for
their own ejection.
Rooms at Trinity Hall are being fit
ted up by the men for their use. There
are 26 charter members of the organi
zation whose names are as follows:
Robert Vogelsang. Theodore Ochs. F.
W. Nierman, Rev. A. Wilder, Labrecht.
Landgraf. August Brandes, Charles
Dtsselmann. G. H. Gross. Henry Mus
bach. William Bender. Gottlieb W.
Schack, George Fopp. John Popp. Al
bert Kempe, Arthur Kempe, Chris
Bauer, August Kempe. August Dier
sen. H. Lamprich, Bur Stehr, George
Fedder. Joe Saupe, Robert H. Haupt.
Ed Rudert, William Klopproth and H.
K. OF C'S TO TAKE
IN FORTY MEMBERS
Elaborate Ceremony Sunday to
be Followed by
j The Cape Girardeau order of Knights
! of Columbus Sunday will initiate one
of the largest classes applicants ever
! taken into th lo,I- at one tirne- At
i least forty new knights will be created
at an elaborate ceremony, which will
le followed by a banquet, given by
the Iad sof the St. Vincent's Parish
society at the parochial hall.
The initiation ceremonies will take
place at the Knights of Columbus Hall,
over the Sturdivant Bank Building.
Joseph Kane, a well known St. Louis
attorney, and an official in the order,
with his staff of lodge assistants, will
come to the Cape to confer the de
grees. The explication of the three de
grees will begin at I o'clock Sunday
afternoon and will consume the great-
,rr part 0f the da v. After the new
I members are formally admitted to the
j rd'r, th knights will go to the St.
Vincent's parochial hall, on Soutn
Spanish street, wh''ie the banquet will
A. P. Behrens. Grand Knight of the
local council, yesterday informed The
Tribune that visitors from many cities
and towns in the State would witness
the initiation. "This is a most impres
sive ceremony." said Mr. Behrens, "and
members of the order are especially
requested to be present. The class is
one of the largest we have ever taken
in, and we are anxious to have as many
present as ossibie.
"I have received word from the
councils at Perryville, Ste. Genevieve,
Poplar Bluff and other nearby cities,
that delegates will be here. We expect
j a large party from St. Louis. Our
I lodge is working to increase its mem
bership and we expect to take in a
much larger class at our next initia
tion." WOMAN IS FINED $3 FOR
CHEWING GUM IN COURT
Chicopee, Mass., Nov. 20. Chew ing j
gum in the tribunal over which Judge
John P. Kirby presides is contempt of
court. Mrs. Paulina Gofoski thought
otherwise and paid $5 for her convic
tion. During her testimony in a case Mrs.
Gofoski chewed a generous mouthful
IS CAUGHT HERE
Charles Buckner Tells Patrol
man Whitener he Plann
ed Lark in Bed.
HE EXPECTED TO BEG
HIS WAY TO ST. LOUIS
Policeman Feeds Truant and
Furnishes Him With
Money to Return.
The story of how he had planned to
run away from his home in Morehouse,
New Madrid County, and go to St.
Louis to see the sights, was related to
Patrolman Arthur Whitener by Char
les Buckner, 14 years old, whom th.
policeman found walking the streets of
Cape Girardeau early this morning.
The lad. who said he had tired of
the cottonfield and the lumber camp,
asketl his brother, Edward Buckner.
with whom he lives, for half a dollar
to buy a shirt. Instead of spending the
money for a new shirt, he ful'filled the
plans he had made while in bed Wed
nesday night, and ran away.
He walked to Vanduscr, a few miles
from Morehouse, and then boarded a
train which carried him to Brook's
Junction, where he changed for C;'w
Girardeau. He arrived in this city ":".()
yesterday afternoon, broke.
He went from the depot to Main
street, he told the policeman, and bag
ged from pedestrians. When he ob
tained enough money to buy him a
meal, he ate. and then renewed hi.-;
canvass among the passersby.
Patrolman Whitener discovered the
lad wandering aimlessly about the
streets shortly alter midnight, and
took him in charge. He escorted the
truant to a restaurant, where the po
liceman purchased him a meul and
then started a collection to get suffi
cient funds to carry Buckner back to
Morehouse. The lad was placed on the
train by Mr. Whitener shortly before
I o'clock this morning, with a ticket
and. money enough to buy candy ami
Charles told the policeman how he
had worked in the cotton fields for
T" cents a day and in the big lumber
mil! at Morehouse for Si a dav. In a
! burst of confidence, the lad told Mr.
j Whitener thai "Vinegar Dad." the su
j porint"ndent in the Himmelberg-'r
lumber plant, "was about the be.-t boss
in them parts of the State."
He decided to leave home while he
was lying in hod Wednesday night, he
said. "I got tired of living in More
house and I thought I'd go to St.
Louis and get a job," chirped tin- boy.
"I didn't care v hat the work was.
just so it would keeji me eating. I t:'d
my brother, who works in the Mozley
store, that I needed some money to
buy a shirt, and he gave me 70 cents.
I thought I could get to St. Louis with
it, but the conductor wouldn't let me
beg. and when we got lore, he ji;t
me off. This is sure a good policeman.
J I don't care if he did arrest me. He
bought my supper and slipped me
some money, too. I got to St. Louis
three years ago and was arrested and
put in tho Industrial School, and th"
kept mc in there for six months I
don't believe I can ever run away
Guess I'll stay at Moihouse when I
get back there, b:it I don't like the
He told a representative of Th"
Tr,bune that his mother and father
were dead, and that he made his limm
with his brother.
ROOSEVELT ASKED TO
COMMAND CANADIAN TROOPS
Formore .Mayor I London, Ont., Who
Is in Charge of Organization, Wires
Offer to Colonel.
London, Out., Nov. I'.K Former
President Theodore Roosevelt has been
offered the command of the City o"
London regiment being organized here.
Former Mayor C. M. R. Graham, whr
has charge of the organization, w ired
the offer to the Colonel today.
There are Canadians here wh
fought with Roosevelt in Sev
eral thousand Americans have already
joinecT the Canadian forces and there
is a steady influx of recruits from
across the line.
Were Col. Roosevelt to accept a
command with the Canadian thousand
of his fellow countrymen would follow
his example and ask to serve und"r
him. Their enlistment would not af
fect their American rights.
of gum vigorously. The court ordered
her to stop. Mrs. Gofoski in an under
tone expressed the opinion that the
court need not worry about her gum.
For this observation Judge Kirby
of 70 cents was due her and she set
imposed a fine of $3. A witness fee
tied by paying $t"0.