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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND. CAPE COUNTY IIERALD, FRIDAY MOUXING, FEBIUAKY i. 1917.
Judge Hays and J. H. Car
uthers Argue for its Pass
age at Capitol.
TO APPROVE MEASURE
It .Makes Drainace Companies
Responsible for Bridges
The bill introduced in the State Leg-i-Iature
to compel thninajro com
paries to defray tho e-cpcnres of erect
iag bridge at nil point? where the
div.rsion channels dig by the com
7:ar.y intersect a public highway, will
i'-" favorably reported on by the com-i.-
it lee. is the hrlief of Prosecuting At-
penrcd before "the commi'tee w..l.labout 30 Ivet fcllt none of the pas
J idge Edward D. Hays to argue in
favor of the bill.
The measure was introduced by Rep
resentative Harry W. Bridges of Cape
County a week ago. It was consider
ed Tuesday night at a meeting: of the
.Swamp Lands an J Drainage Commit
tee of the House of Representatives in
Jtfferson Citv. and Caruthers and
Hays were given an opportunity to !
pr-erent tN ir arguments.
The mensuiv was drafted hv Intm
Hays and Prosi-uting Attorney Caru-
thers in ord- to rene.il the u's.it !
vhich relieved drainage companies of
ali liability for the erection of bridges
over the channels crossing public high
ways. 4 - -a e ji . i j- 1 1
. v inajm av vi I'ie mcmoers 01 zr. i
"ii -lx , - J
coni;7iiuee are saui 10 o? in lavor or i
the measure, although Representative j na!n& or lhQ thirtl man coukt not c
Sear. Oliver of Pemiscot County, isilfarned- IIe VIi:i a traveling sales
tr.M in bn bittpvlv tr. ;t " Tt ! man from Paducah.
is a member ef thn committee, ar.d a
nephew of R. P. Oliver of this eity.
Judge Hays an 1 Prosecuting Attor
ney .aruthcs were accompanied to
the State capital by Ralph Bailey, who j
ppeared before the committee in be-iy
half of Scott County. It is said that
Representative Bowman of Scott
County is also against the bill, despite
requests from his constituents urging
him to support the measure. For that
r.asn the County Court of Scott
County appointed Mr. Kailey a.-, a spe
cial representative to work for the pas
sage of the measure.
Representative Bridges has made aj
canvass of the two houses of the State
Legislature and assured the Cape rep-
; scntatives that a majority of the
members of the State Legislature
would favor the bill.
The measure was prompted bv a do-!
cision rendered bv the Supreme Court i
Uli.:tU Alt lilt C Ul JWLb VUU1U V , I
upholding a decision favoring the i
o'rainage company. It Avas decided j
be compelled to erect bridges over !
roads which were cut by the drainage
A similar case is that of Cape Coun- i
iy, which has not been passed upon by
the Supreme Court. It, too, was do-1
cided in favor of the drainage com- j
tnny in the Circuit Court, but the lat- j
rr appealed the case. It w ill be taken i
We freely admit that we are in business for the purpose of makinff
legitimate profits. At the same time, our greatest pride is in our repu
tation for square dealing.
Come to our store now and ask us to fchow you our wares, Home
of which, arc enumerated below.
Oil Cook Stoves, Oil Heaters, Coal and Wood Stoves and Ranges,
Kitchen ware, Washing Mac bines. Tubs and Boilers.
A new and eompletj line of harness and. harness hardware,
Glass, Paints and Varnishes, Poultry Remedies Tools of all descriptions
and handles of all kinds.
A good assortment. Come and see. We back up our goods
with a guarantee of satisfaction. Question us if you are not satis
fied and we will make it right.
CAR IN ILLMO
Automobile of W.H. Thomas
of the Cape is Dragged
FOUR OCCUPANTS OF
CAR ESCAPE INJURY
Automobile is Badly Damaged
Near Cotton Belt
Fcur men had a narrow escape fro n
death yesterday morning yhen the
automobile eff Wm. H. Thornas, who
drives a service car between Cape Gir
ardeau and IUmo, was struck by a
switch engine on the Cotton Belt in
front of the passenger station at Ill
mo. Th? automobile was 'dragged
senders was hurt
Thomas was driving his machine
north, and had stopped at inter
section of the railroad track:, per
mit an eastbound engine, which ,s
drawing a string of box cars, to pass.
Thinking the tracks were rlom- K-
started his rar and drove directly in I
f ! -.1 . m., '
iront 01 ino sv-'1-Cjl engine, which wa
Tl:e automobile Vvas: struck amid
shl,s arul (lrjl me distance br
forc the en-ine craM be stopped. Tl
niachiR" was 'b magcd, but
Thomas was able to continue in thr
car and brought his passengers to the
The passengers were Gregory Pre-
j nos of St. Louis and his brother. Ar-
lur Prenos, of Paducah. Kv. The
Prenos and h.is brother had arrived
at Illmo from Paducah. They were
bound for the Cape to look after some
business affairs involving the sale of
a poolroom on Main street, conducted
J'i'metrius Uemetrouhs and Harry
TI'.'s is the first accident Thomas
has had since he has been driving a
service car. He said last night that
he did not see the engine coming and
had thought the tracks were clear aft
er the first engine had crossed the
street. The car was taken to a garage
last night for repairs.
MONEY IN EGGS .
Eggs are not bankable but the
money from their sale is. This money
is yours for the effort. How do you
I treat the hen that lays the Golden
Eggs? R. A. Thomas' Toultry Rem-
edv will keej) the poultry in good con-1
MUU'll .llill IIKIUUCL Wlit J U IU 111 ti-
Vc guarantee this and refund
money it not satisfied
up early in the spring.
Several weeks ago, while Capt.
Bridges was in the Cape, he confer-
red with Judge Hays and Prosecuting
Attorney Caruthers on this matter,
and it was then decided to draft a
bill which would compel the drainage
company to build and maintain the
MISS KATHERIrJE HANDING
.. r. .'. :
Miss KaUieriue Hanling. daughter
of Col. Chester A. Harding, governor
of the Panama Canal zone, itnd Mrs.
Harding, is both beautiful and talent
ed and shows promise of su cessfi,l
siw ial career.
I BECOMES A MOTHER AT 62
VVis-cisin Woman Wedded to Ycunn
Mai h'as a Baby in Her Old
r'ilwMikee. Wis. "Fifry-Hidii years
My deaf buy. they s;;id that
aixtut me four years ajro when 1 went
to Kenosha with Alln-rt to bt- m.-irried,
where our fri- itn'v uuld not make too
MuHi of a hubbub :.ilnit a dispar
ity in our ajrrs. They !ail tliefr ;!iat
lie was twenty-five a-d 1 was fifty
eight. Vriiat of it? Low knows no
"I"'.::- poire Mrs. I;done Manzke, r,
ii.oilwr at sixty-two. or then-abouts.
as she fondled the baby jjirl vhi-h
seme time ago (Mine to their home in
Milwaukee to gladden the deelining
years of the mother and to rejoiee
the heart of the youthful husband.
And it was a real Motherhood t!;at'
Mrs. Manzke portrayed as she playi'i!
with her own baby, a mother with hfT
hair showing the advance of years in
Its suggestion of gray.
Four ye:rs ago the couple went
from Zion City to Kenosha to be mar
ried. The husband is an expert chem
ist in a Milwa - Jj.borata--y which
specializes on perfumery.
W&MP?5 OAK FflR JAf'K LONDflfJ
Birth City Honors Memory of Famous
California Author Who Died J
Oakland. Cal. An oak tree In the
Piazn, in front of the eity hall hero,
has just been ibsllejtteil to .Tack Lon
don, famous California author who
recently, and henceforth will b
At the dedication ceremonies, the
j following resolution, adopted by the
citv council, was read by Mayor John
"Proud his eity. that there came a
lad who lived and grew to world re
nown by striking chords that until his
coming hnd been unsung.
'Sad Ids city that life for him wn.'
n rrrrow vale, wherein he spoke nnd
pave 11 radiance for all humankind,
nnd that his life was short, a sacrifice
for experiences that remain aglow for
yon and me.
,;G!:'d that we can confer this mite
of honor by dedicating this oak to
bim who grew with this eity that
this sturdy sentinel may stand to the
memory and to the honor of Jack
WOMAN ATTACKED BY FOX
Going to the Rescue- of Her Pet Cat,
New Jersey Woman Is Bitten
Paterson, X. ,T. Mrs. L. B. Smith
reported to the police that she was
attacked and bitten by a fox when she
attempted to rescue a pet cat In the
darkness in her dooryard. A strip of
flesh was torn from her arm.
nearlng the cat's cries late In the
nljrht, Mrs. Smith went Into the yard
nnd saw the pet in the rays of tho
windeve lamp in a grapple with the
fox. She tried to frighten the fox
Rway, bnt the intruder only tightened
ris grip on the cat. Mrs. Smith,
grabbing him by the neck, tried to
drag the fox away, but he turned and
bit her twice, digging his teeth through
the flesh of her left arm below the el
bow. Undaunted, Mrs. Smith seized a
stick nnd drove the fox away. A phy
sician attended her injuries.
Buried 20 Minutes and Lives.
Lawrence, Kan. After being com
pletely buried at the bottom of an 18
foot ditch for 20 minutes, Wayne
Jtichardson, a laborer, was recently
rescued alive without apparent injury.
Blak Bear Died of Indigestion.
El Paso, Tex. "Big Tom." the 500
pound black bear which amused thou
sands of children In Washington park,
died "of acute indigestion following the
MUff of a black felt hat. .
Early Evening Tremor Rat
tles Windows and Fright
PvEPORT FAYVILLE, ILL.
BLEW UP IS UNFOUNDED
Earth Koeks There, but Cause
of it Puzzles People-Many
What is believed to have boon an
earthquake shock, startled the entire
city last night about 7:33 o'clock. The
j shock was most pronounced in South
J Cape, where many doors were forced
a.iar and windows rattled loudly.
It was belieVod at first that the
powder plant in I ayville, ili., had beer
destroyed by an explosion, but thi:
proved to be unfounded.-A long dis
tance message to. Th Tribune las
aight said th.?.r iu:; jihini, iiad not leoi
moiested, but tiie f-artii siiotlc was fei
Thete wrre two sacces.vive shocks
mc rUowiag the oihv wllhin a frac
ii:;p o." a scond. Entire Southcas
Xlisso;:r. was .ja.iV'i accoiding to re
Mauy (.-Ji.-; .eix iecoived last nigh'
Tt 'i'iie Tiibune ofi'.ce, i;.f;uiring a-; t
the cause of tht; disturbance. Wi'liar
'.vufT, .ho lives on South Pac-Mc street
:iid a doer in iii.--. lious." was opt nr-e
by the jar.
Many residents of South Cape wen
;f the ophuon that one of the plant?
U'ar the city limits had boon wiped ou'
by an explosion.
August Vogelsang, the weil-lmov.r
contraccr?r. who lives on Broadway
ras nt home when he Vt what
thou ;i;t v as an espies ton downtown
"le ha-terd town to 'earn the iv.ns
of the disturbance.
VANDIVORT TO LOOK
INTO CAPE TITLE?
j Will ExanuiieUih;: fr Pr.jprttt
! to 02 Cordemr.. n in the
Sam Vandivort, the Jackson abstrac
.xpert. v.a, asked ye.-tcn'av by Cit'
Counselor O car Knnhaas l examin
the titles to property Lai wouh
be aaeel' ! by ihe or.dem nation pre
.ccling.i rc.-e.-.-Hat-.-d for the tprnin
:mt widening of several itreets in th
""est End. The City Counselor ha
?oi ipletc-l ti.e bill to be submitted t
the City ('onii' lL The ei::aace wi
V sent io the roun'i! at the nx'
Only one property owner a'or.g th
'Ireet which will be widened or v:
-atctl iv: .;?,.". led a -phiiirt to th
'ity C(ua- eicv. lie : . pi c.-. ;:t ti'
via-gvr i)'-':v, w-'(.;e jiropj rty wil'
'ose a strin nearly f: et wide if th
''.dinance is passed.
C:ty C--un.-( lor Kr.":'ai!s told li';v
bnt the hr: pr-rtYctar nt n';t.: necessa:"
'P.d vouHi have
te be made sooner
lef-. rred to Citv En
ater. He. was
rineer ,Stier. iho exnlainej the naf
lcr satisfactorily. Ti.e Kiieger prop
rty is lovuted on Henderson av nr-'
T!ie bill (irafted .- K:iehaiar will b
-abntittod Id the council at the nc-x
ueeting, p-.e vided the alirtra-ts of thr
itles to alt pi-onet iy ct-u be Jri ihed bv
raiulivott ai.tlral tiir.-. Should th
'ii! Le parsed, then several cora'rj.
ioneis will have to be appointed t
tx the daraage:; nvA the benefits thr'
vi!l be derived froia this improvemen'
The report ;f the ccern.issieners wii1
he filed in the Cornmoa Picas Court for
'urther action aiui the jirop er'y owr
rs will be given an opportunity to fib
.ny exceptions. The improvement c "
he streets, it is believed, will not be
tarted until tho sever in the West
nd has been completed.
The excavation for the sewer in
he Vv e:-i ITnu will be bejrun soon.
committee has been cpnointed to assist
he City Ecgineer in this w ork.
Tiie streets to be widened or opened
:n the West End are Independence
Themis, Henderson avenue, Harmony
-trect and Pa;nter avenue.
Sam Vandivort, the land title cx
nert, was in the Cape yesterday.
O. J. Snider of Fredericktown was
i visitor in the Cape yesterday.
Howard N. Frissell spent the day
in .Chaffee on business yesterday.
Walter D. Black and his son, Char- J
CAPE IS I
les, returned from Detroit, where they ' une, that he did not know anvthi""
spent several days on buisness. ' about the charge preferred ngas
J. W. Parker and W. W. Lemons e him. Ke denied having sold anv luro
Blodgett transacted bueiners in the ber yesterday. He will be confronteJ
Cap yeiterday. . today by Bollinger for identification.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN
Lurt3 iU m
Solomon Kahn Marries Miss
iviaggie iranwey, nis steno
grapher, After Romance.
H . I " rf-s .
A courtship of more than three
years culminated yesterday morning in
the marriage of Solomon Kahn, a mer
chant of Poplar BiulT, and Miss Mag
gie Brantley, who was employed by
her husband as stenographer an.!
clerk. The couple were married by
31:'. Kahn's first wife died in July,
nil.'. After her death he employed
?fiss Brantley in the store to assist
him in his business. The acquaintance
gradually grew into a strong mutual
affection despite the difference in their
ages. Mr. Kahn is 40 years old,
..hi!e his bride is 15 years his junior.
Mrs. Kahn is a brunette and very
attractive. The couple left Poplar
Bluff Sunday evening. They evaded all
friends who had supeited that more
han an acquaintance existed between
them, and went to Cairo, 111. They
arrived in the Cape early yesterday
When Mayor Kage, who is an earb
iser, arrived at his cilice, he founr
.he couple waiting there. The cere
aeny was performed and. the coup!'
xr.t to the St. Charles Hotel.
Owing to urgent business rnattfr
Mr. Kahn will have to return to
Vplar Blaff this morning, lie has
laughter by his first marriage,
"s 17 vears old.
GIRL ASKS $7500
FOR HEART BALM
Fioy Brown Sajs John Heuer
Refused to Keep Promiise
A breach of promise suit ..ill b..
.led to iay by Miss I'loy iro.
.gainst John Heuer, asking for .J','5v.
.or :iis failure to keep a promise 0
aarriage he is said to have made t
:er on several occasions. The girl a
.epresented by Harry E. Alexar.di
aat J. C. McDowell.
In the petition the plaintiff allege:,
.hat Heuer promised W.r several time;-
' :o re.ariy, out rctusctt to icec-p lxis
j .ror.iise. When ur,ee. by ihe plaint;;,
j .o do so he replied in evasive wonk
. i. , po: tpnel the da.e of the Aveddtnj
I o a later ii.it e, the plaintiff avers i;
j The girl live., with her father, H;n
; . n - . ri .i i. !
i ; V brown, on esi uruauway, v. i:ii
he defendant is the son of a farmer
iving on a farm 7 miles west of the
'"ape. He is said to have left the
Miss Brown is IS years old. She
lieges in her petition that the de
endar.t took advantage of her mTec
'.ion for him and brought disgrace uf
n her and her family. She had k .owr
Heuer for nearly a year, she says,
hcn he made his first promise c
carriage to her.
MAN ARRESTED ON
"Catfish Shorty" Accused
Stealing Lumber From Fiico
John Shaw, known as "Catfish Shor
y," was arrested yesterday noon r
u-i)icion of grand larceny on com
jlaint of Joe Vinson, special agent fo
he Fr;sco. Sliaw is accused of havin'
;tolen some lumber from a box car a
-he foot of Independence street, ye;
Shaw, when arrested by Sheriff He
son, denied the charge. He said Y
iiad worked for a man in that vicinit1"
helping to unload lumber. He couk'
not give the name of his employer.
According to the police, Shaw sob'
nearly a wagonload of lumber to
George Bollinger, who conducts a res
taurant on South Frederick street, fo
$3. The lumber was not removed, how
ever, by Bollinger. Hs did not kno
that Shaw was not the owner of the
lumber, he said.
The lumber was taken from a be
ear at the foot of Independence street
The car hat! contained household rood
which Otto Goehring had unloaded
during the morning, and was to b
loaded again with lumber before bein"
shipped out. The lumber, which Shaw
is alleged to have stolen, is valued at ,
nearly $100, it was said. '
Shaw told a reporter for The Tr?h-
NAVAL BOARD WILLiKAGE'S TICKET IS
(Commercial Club to Send Freicht
Rate Schedule on fiorercment
T,e rf)lort (,,lUain n, th, ratPB j
offered by the Frico on the Cnrrr. '
ment shipments for tire armor plate
plant vili be forwarde, today to the I
Special Xaval Board which "wil! s- ;
lect a site for the mart. These rate, j
w ill he- kept a secret.
It was said, however, that the rates)
are far rei;icrrl ',n ennm -.:.?n i
those now in force on "f-rcr.! freiVf
r ' -
v.uarie.s .Moriiii. assistant
freight t?:aTic manager ef the Frisco,!
was in the Cape last Mondav and cor.-
ferred with the Executive Committee
relative to reducing the rats on the
shipments of all raw material to be
usetl for the manufacture of
It has been ascertained that coal and
rig non can r.e snapped trom ar.y p.ent
in Kentucky and in Ohio at the rate j .
of 40 cents per tun. Those rates would
'i milt t n i ivrv c- i nnr.r nn't- I I
is believed that the Frisco made sim-T ' a?jPlTOVCtl l'V JIa'or Ka- arr:
nn-uA ...J 1 aK I't ward Edward Biu-
lull v- in . . eivli. , aiUiu'.Ta '.Utkv rf
io low as thoe for b.arge-s. j
Cape Cirardeau filed its brief wit'- j
the Special Naval TJe-aid several weeks r
ago, and through the influence ef it !
:epresentatives in Cengvess the cityj
wa.:' exten.'.ed two more weeks fer th":
r of an additional brief on th.
f;erght rates m-m aay j.int
United States to the Cape.
GIRLS FOUGHT ON
WAY TO THEIR H0HE!s.ri:t,
Superintendent Smith Corrects
Prrnnnniic Ri-nrtrtv tlin n nut
Flora Xis.vonger, who w.as badly i
.'eater, by Jenrie Marlin, ia a street
ieiit in tiie extver.ie northern pait o.
the city Tuesday, was able to repor.
tor luty at the sh.;e factory yrstcr-
lay. Both are employed at the f; c-
The report of ihe figiit. as finr.;. he !
The Tribune Tuesday nirrht,
aggcrated, Superintendent P. B. Smith
said yesterday afte?:oon. ' The 'ton
ave tr.e imprcs.-ion ta the ?a
is a to.'.g.i p:ae(
(t ..!;. fcmr.j
The repot t was
.he crowds form
curate in sta-.in,
arov.nd the girls
and ued lh-.-m on. I r-::v.c ar. ir.vcs
.ig.it ion of the mat'.e", and fiad thaJ
r.!y a few witne-osea the fight.
"The incident occurred more than a
half mile from the factory, aad after
he employes had neished the da '
-nk. Ti.e story stated that the in
red girl !Tt.nn"d to the factory an-i
had her woond dresser.. She did not j
'tutr. to the factory v.nti' to'lay.
"Oitr rule. . governing the conduct of
ur employes are strict, and we do
not tolerate any improper conduct at
he institution. What takes place aft
er the employes reach their homes is
;f course, ir-o fault of ours."
HEN you want some
letter headsT envelopes
or any other office stationery,
printed, telephone No 2
and. a representative of The
! NEARLY FIMSHED:
WHITELAm OFF IT
Wilson C. Bain to Ilake Race
For City AttOrnJ Arm-
crardt for Chjef.
HUTERS IS SELECTED
FOR CI IY ASSESSOR
Council Places jtn Second and
Third Wards to be Filled
in F'w Days.
Mayor Kag'e has about completed his
tick.t for tle spring election, it was
' learned yesterday. He has under con-
j i'c-ation the names of two men for
' th-? City Council in the Second and
; ronvth np.ids, but their names could
j "'t 0 asce rtained yesterday.
The candidates; that have been oef-
Council, Third ward Charles Kr.e s.
City Attorney Wilson C. Bain.
City As-ifssor W. H. Hutc-rs.
City Marsha! Charles Armgar.h.
j Po-iee Judge T. P. Fristoe.
j City Treasurer J. F. Masters n.
j City Collector George H. Meyer,
j It is understood that he will make
ihis selections for Counciimen ;n the
( Secend and Foisrtii wards within ihe
next few dajs. Huters, Bain and
..ledge Kriste-' are the only can.lidat's
.ho did nt run with Mayor Kage t vo
, or Iia-re ian la.-t. was denied a r.i
on tire ticket this year. Henry P.
t hun---s, the p:eent As.-.e.-soi Is a can-
r Stat? H-'el In-'ie-ctor, an-!.
it is said, did not ask a place on the
Kage ticket. City Attorney Whii e-.w
was rv.pplanted by T::.in i"?ai.-e Mr.
Whitcltv.v fcugh; the liend is.-ue, pro-vi:li;-!g
for : new fir dei.trtii.rat.
j DOIXC, THE WtPvK
V. T. Xanaey, Noel. Mo., vrites,
i"Your B. A. Thomas' Hog Powder is
doi;:g the work down in this ;at ef
the world. It proved to be what v e
needed to prevent and cure hrr cholera
end expel worms."
F. F. I.KAFX & BKOS.
T. M. Wylic of Core-ercc had b : I
ness in the Cape y s.trrd-iy.
Mercer D. Wilson w ent, on a bu inss
'io to points in the South yesteraay
M. I.. Flannery was in Ste. t'.-r.e-.
Mis Helen Hines of Xerly's T'.nn.l
'ng vi;-ited friends ia the Cap" yc?.. r
to and his fam'Tv went
Holcomb vestcrdav to vi it
"el at Ives.
Tom Gibson is visiting his moihe
Mrs. Bei'e Gibson, of South Ellis
street. He has beer, err ployed in
Yankton, S. D. He will remain here
' for several weeks.
call for it.