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INDEPENDENT IN EVERYTHING, JBUT NEUTRAL. IN NOTHING.
; THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD; CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 9, 1917
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Members of Township Boad
Comission are Supporting
Road Commission Most Decide
How to Raise Fund for Reck
Le?ee Road Bridge.
Ex-Mayor F. A. Kage has been
urged by the road commissioner of
rnn c.imrApnu townshiD and other
townships of the county to fill the
vacancy on the commission caused by
the resignation of D. A. Genn last
Monday. The councilmen have been
asked to vote for the appointment of
Mr. Kage for the new position.
The appointment is voted on by the
city council with the approval of the
mayor. The name of the commissioner
chosen by the city officials must be
submitted to the county court for ap
proval. At the present time a serious ques
tion faces the road commissiners of
Cape Girardeau township owing to the
necessity of, the construction of a
bridge on ,the Rock levee road acroBS
the drainage ditch. This matter has
been considered from every angle, but
no definite conclusion has been reach
ed by the commissioners and the mem
bers of the Commercial Club who have
been co-operating with the road com
mission in an effort to solve the bridge
The resignation of Mr. Glenn came
somewhat as a surprise to many. In
tendering his resignation to the city
council he advanced business reasons
for the cause of his resigning the road
commissienership. The resignation
was accepted and, forwarded to the
county court as official notice of the
existing vacancy on the commissioner.
Mr. Kage was selected by the other
commissioners as the logical succes
sor of Mri Glenn because of his thor
ough knowledge of the county's topo
graphy and the stale road laws. He
said yesterday he 'had not decided
whether he would accept the offer.
, In a meeting of the Commercial
Club several weeks ago the Rock Le
vee road question Was considered thor
oughly and several methods were sug
gested by which the commission could
raise enough money for the construc
tion of the bridge.
Mr. Glenn who was chairman of the
road commission, suggested that Sev
ern! men Guarantee to furnish the.
money for the bridge and that the
road commission return the loan in
yearly installment from the funds ap
propriated to the commission. This
suggestion was not met'favroably for
the reason that it was believed that
no valid contract could be made with
any contractor for the construction of
The legal question as to who should
construct the bridge whether the Lit
tle River drainage district or the road
commission has given room for argu
ments between the attorneys for the
district and the advisers of the coun
ty authorities. The latter contend that
the drainage district must build the
bridge and collect the money from the
property owners of the township, while
the attorneys for the drainage district
maintain that the road commission
must furnish the money for the bridge.
A committee composed of members
of the Commercial Club has been-appointed
to work out these questions in
co-operation with thesroad commission.
Because of the seriousness of the mat
ter the appointment of the new com
missioner for Cape township Will be
made as soon as possible.
OHIO WETS NOW LEADING
BY A MAJORITY OF 1083
" CINCINNATI, 0., Nov. 10. With
official returns from sixty-eight coun-
tipi and fourteen county -seats, and
with six unofficial but complete eoun
ty returns received, the vote in the
Ohio wet and dry election at 10 a, m.
today stood: For prohibition, 522,44 ;
against prohibition, 523,580, a majority
for the antis of 1086. ..
Hamilton county (Cincinnati) offi
cially reported a wet majorit yof 18,-
951. . ;
WILL BE NAMED
FOR CAPE COUNTY
Mrs. B. F. Davis and Miss
Kate Shea Recommed
ed for Office.
COL. HOUCK MADE FUEL
DIRECTOR FOR COUNTY
Dr. Dearmont Arranges to Re
gulate Prices for Meats and
All Groceries in City.
The appointment of Mrs. B. F. Da-
cis and 'Miss Kate Shea of the Cape
as daily food price reporters for the
city and the county has been recom
mended to State Food Administrator
Dean Mumford of Columbia by- Dr. W.
S. Dearmont, president of the Normal
School and chairman of the food con
servation of Cape Girardeau county. It
is expected that the appointment of
these food pricereporters will be
made by Dean Mumford in a few days.
Mrs. Davis and Miss Shea will make
two daily reports on the prices tor
foodstuffs in. the city and will for
ward their reports to Dr. Dearmont
who in turn will send them to the
state administrator. The reports will
be made independently, covering the
most common foodstuffs, 'such as
flour, potatoes, meats and all gro
ceries needed for the every lay ta
ble. Dr. Dearmont has also taken steps
to follow the example of the state food
administrator in Illinois who 'has
caused a reduction of ham and other
meats in Chicago and other cities of
the neighboring state. Dr. Dearmont
recently wrote to Dean Mumford ask
ing what authority he would have in
regulating and recommending fair pri
ces for foodstuffs.
Yesterday he received a letter from
the state food administration, advis
ing him that Dean Mumford was pre
paring to go to Washington to confer
with National Food Administrator
Herbert Hoover and that he would as
certain how far the food administra
tion could proceed in order to establish
fair prices for foodstuffs.
Dean Mumford jnformed Dr. Dear
mont that he was not yet prepared to
say what authority the chairman of
the county food organization had and
therefo he could not make any rec
ommendations to effect a reduction or
regulaiton or prices for foodstuffs.
' Col. L. B. Houck has been named
fuel director of Cape Girardeau coun
ty and will have charge of all ship
ments of coal and fuel coming to" this
city and to the county. He returned
yesterday from St. Louis where he
received his appointment from Lieu
tenant Governor Wallace Crossley. His
commission will arrive in a few days
Col Houck said last night
As fuel director Col. Houck will hare
the authority to regulate all incoming
coal shipments. He will be required
to matie reports to the state fuel ad
ministration and also register all com
plaints made by the consumers against
the railroads or the mine operators, if
svh a complaint is justified. These
reports are made on regular, blanks
showing the day of the arrival of the
shipments and the length of time the
shipments required to reach their des
tination. HERMINE KIEHNE
IS DOING NICELY
Jackson correspondent of The
Tribune in operated on .
at St. Francis
Miss Hermine Kiehne, The Trib
une's coirespandent at Jackson, is re
covering from an- operation at St.
Francis hospital. She underwent an
operation early this week and reports
from the hospital stated yesterday
that she was doing nicely.
Miss Kiehne is one of the most pop
ular and talented young women in the
county seat. She has represented The
Tribune there for more than two years
and her column has been read with
much interest all over the county.
In addition to representing The Tri
bune, Miss Kiehne Is noted asa mu
sician and her many friends will Te
gret to learn that she is ill and wish
her a speedy recovery.
This Austpallan official photograph
lurf lost the desperate fight
to be dressing stations.
SUGAR SHIPMENT i
Carload received by A.R.Zoeis
man -Was on road more than
A carload of sugar purchased by the
Dempsey Grocery Co., arrived yester-,
day noon as a relief from the sugai
famine that has existed in the city for
several weeks. The car had been on
the road since October 21, A. R. oels
mann, president 'of the wholesale house
In order to distribute the sugar
among- all dealers . in the city, Mr.
Zoelsmann arranged that no merchant
should be given more than 40 sacks of
sugar. The scarcity "in the city has
made it necessary that the groce-s
could not sell more than 23 cents worth
of sugar to any customer at one time.
The sugar famine in the city was
largely caused by the delay of teh ar
rival of the sugar ordered by Mr.
Zoelsmann. He said- he spent consid
erable money in an effort to trace the
shipment which had been on the road
since October 21.
Sugar is one of the commodities the
government has asked the people to
partly dispense with during the per
iod of war. Since the enactment of the
food legislation the price has been
regulated by the government and
wholesale merchant? say the profit is
so small that the handling of sugar
was almost an expense.
The surrounding towns in Cape and
Scott county have also felt the sting
of the shortage of sugar. It was said
that the Milde bottling works in Jack
son had to be closed because of the
shortage of sugar. The restaurants in
this citv have been- forced to econo
mize with their sugar supply by giv
ing their patrons the smallest rations
ADVANCE WOMAN TAKE T6
ST. FRANCIS YESTERDAY.
Mrs. Katherine Job Suffering from
Typhoid Fever in Serious Con
dition. Mrs. Katherine Job, wife of Tony
Job of Advance, was taken to St.
Francis hospital yesterday afternoon
suffering from an attack of typhoid
fever and malaria. Because of her ad
vanced age her condition is considered
Mrs. Job was brought to the Cape
a week ago. She was taken to the
home of her sister-in-Jaw, MrsT Lou
ise Beaudean on Benton , and Elm
streets where she was treated by a
local physician. She has been ailing
for nearly six weeks, her son said
FINLAND VICTIMS RECOVERED.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Admiral
Sims cabled today that some of the
loss of American lives on the. unsuc
cessful submarine attack on the trans
port Finland was due to the unauthor
ized lowering of boats.
The body of Newton R. Head, sea
man, who was drowned, was picked up
by the patrol boat AJeedo, afterwards
torpedoed and lost. ;
FLANDERS' BLOODY BATTLEFIELD
was taken on the battlefield of Menin
wounaea soiuiers un io ue swu umu
WU L OULUILK OniU
TO HAVE SHOT MAN
Relatives of Norman Mozlev deny
report (hat soldier was
A rumor to the effect that Normal
Mozley, a Cape Girardeau youth now
serving in the United States marines
at Paris Island, S. C, had shot a ser
geant .of his company and had been
courtmartialed has gained considerable
circulation in the city and in Scott
county, the former home of the young
Members of the family of the young
soldier denied that anything had hap
pened to Young Mozley. His father, C.
N. Mozley, an attorney well known in
Southeast Missouri, spent several days
with his son last week, 'returning a
few days ago. He told his family he
had left his son well and could not un
derstand the source of the rumor.
The fact that the War Department
has not notified the parents of the
soldier that he had been involved in
any offense is taken by the relatives
of the young man as positive proof
that the rumor is unfounded and for
that reason they are not alarmed over
SHIP SHORTAGE MAY
DELAY U .S. ARMY
Allies Want For Food And Sup
plies Worse Than For
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. The pos
sibility that the frst increment of the
National Army will net be sent to
France for at leasi six month's loomed
large today when 'it-' became known
that the allies' demands for food, coal
cast. use of available ocean tonnage for
cast use of availble ocean tonnage for
their transportation instead of for
A decision on the question will rest
largely on reports expected soon from
the American mission now abroad and
on figures being assembled by Food
Administrator Hoover to show the
amount of grain and other food pro
ducts available for export in the Uni
ted States and South American coun
tries. Present indications are, the food
administration believes that the food
administration particularly in Eng
land, France and Italy, will force the
United States to use its ships to send
food instead of soldiers,
Dr."Alonzo E. Taylor, the food ad
ministration's representative on the
American mission, has been instruc
ted to gather information on the al
lies' food needs at the earliest possi
ble time and forward it here so that
the War and Navy departments and
the Shipping Board may make ar
rangements in advance if it appears
there can be no surplus of . tonnage
for transportation of the first incre
ment of the. National Army now in
training camps. :-
Plans fer the second draft would be
affected by the postpttaemaat' of the
removal ef. the firtt iaereniept from
camps. ".' ' -
road, In FInnders, after the German
iui sucnu . -. .
MOTHER WANTS SON
FREED FROM ARMY
Mrs. Laura McBride asks for
discharge of son now in
A petition askinglfor the release of
Eramett L. McBride, who left the Cape
last August as a member of Company
L of the Sixth Missouri, has been for
warded to the adjutant general. Young
McBride is now in training at Camp
Doniphan near Fort Sill, Okla.
Young McBride is a son of Mrs.
Laura McBride who has been a-widow
for six years. She states in her peti
tion that she is dependent upon the
support of her son and can not make
her own living. A daughter of Mrs.
tycBride has been employed in the
shoe factory for some time but her
wages are not sufficient to maintain
the family, the petition says.
Emmett McBride was one of the
first volunteers to join the Sixth Mis
souri when the regiment was organ
ized in the Cape. He was formerly
employed in the shoe factory here.
PEACE MEETING IN
Acting Governor Directs Police
To Disperse Gathering Of
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nov., 10.
Acting Gov. John G. Oglesby shortly!
before noon today, by long distance
telephone, directed Samuel Insull,
chairman of the State Council of Defense,-
to inform the chief of police
and corporation counsel of Chicago
that they would be held responsible'
for dispersing a so-called peace meet
ing, scheduled for 3 p. m. today in
Chicago, "if anything of a seditious
character, either in action or words,
. First orders were to Col. James
Stuat of rthe Eleventh Illinois Infan
try, to hold two companies in readi
ness of the meeting, said to be ar
ranged for by the People's Council,
should become seditious. These orders
were countermanded this morning,
however, and it was decided -to put the
matter up to Chicago city govern
ment. v -
Little was learned here of the na
ture of the gathering, except that it
was to be addressed by Prof. Scott
Nearing, lately of Toledo University.
Gov. Lowden sent troops to Chicago
some weeks ago to prevent sessions
of the People's Council of America for
Democracy and Terms of Peace but
the delegates organized and dispersed
before the soldiers arrived.
FRENCH TROOPS REPULSE.
Attack Made By Germans.
PARIS, Nov. 10. German troops
undertook a series of advances last
night against French positions north
west of Rheiras, says today's official
resort. ; " . . t
They were repulsed fcy the Trench.
SAID TO-BE HELD
BY TEUTON ARMY
New Russian Cabinet is Announ
ed Amabssador Francis Con
firms Revolution in Official Re-port.
ITALIANS ARE PUSHED BACK
OVER PIAYE BY GERMANS
10,000 Turks Killed in New Drive
by British in Palestine Turkish
Army Retreating in ,Wild Disorder.
Special to The Tribune. .
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 10. Th invading forces of the Germans have
reached "Helsingfrrs, the capital of Finland and have occupied the entire
city, says the late:, dispatches arriving here from Marparanda. The Rus
sians have abandoned their positions east of Helsingfor? and are retreating.
Thcermans ave evidently driving on to Petrograd.
LONDON, Nov. 10. No- official confirmation of th report that the Ger
mans had occupied Ilelsingfors has been obtained here.
Hclsingfors, a city of nearly 100,000 population before the war is on the
Gulf of Finland, nearly opposite Reval on the Esthoaian side of the gulf,
and is connected by railway with Fctrograd, from which it is about 100
miles distant in an air line. ..
PETROGRAD, Nov. 10. Today was quiet in Tetrograd following a me-1-ing
of the all Russian Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' delegates i
which a new cabinet was approved with Nikclai Lenin as Premier and Lou
Trotzky as minister of foreign affairs.
, The cabinet members are all members of the latest band of revolution
ists and have the support of the left and social revolutionist party.
The other parties have withdrawn from the soldiers' and workmen's
council. Action was taken at the meeting to turn ove rto committees for
distribution the landed estates and church properties, except those held by
Cossacks. Trotzky announced at the meeting'that the socialists who had sup
ported the Kerensky government would soon be released from prison pend
ing an investigation into their motives.
, One new post was added to the cabinet make up, that of minister of
affairs of nationalities, which is to deal with the individual affairs of the
various nationalities within Russia. The personnel of the new cabinet as re
ported is: . ' -.'""' "7.," r -' '
Minister of Communications, Riazanoff; Minister of Posts and Tele
graphs, AviJoff; Minister of Supplies, Theodorvich: Minister of Justice, Op
pokov; Minister of Education, Lunacharsky; Minister of Commerce, Nogln;
Minister of Labor, Shliahnikoff; Mhrste rof Agriculture, Milutinp Minister
of Finance, Svortzoff ; Minister of Interior, Rickoff ; Minister of Affairs of
Nationalities, Hugashuili. T'--
1 Committee on War and Naval Affairs, Ovsiannikoff, Kyrlenko and Bi-.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Official reports from David R. Francis, the
American Ambassador at Petrograd, and the Consulate General at Moscow
confirming the press dispatches concerning the Bolsheviki revolution
brought no change today in the attitude of the State Department toward
the turbulent situation in Russia.
The United States government is still awaiting information concerning
the ex Tent of the counter revolution and the support it has received or will
receiv from the people of Russia before determining upon the policy to bn
followed. In the meantime the Russian embassy, will be recognized a the
constituted representative of the Russian government. The embassy' itself,
has formally declared its defiance of the Maximalist revolution on a state
ment issued today asserting that it represents only a party in Russia and
not th? Russian people. -
The success of the' Maximalists is characterized as a danger to" the
liberty of the new republic and the hope is reiterated that the Bolsehviki
uprising will be merely an occurrence in the struggle through which the Rus
sian nation is now passing.'
The statement was issued shortly after the arrival of the Russian Am- -bassador
Boris Nakhmetieff who was not in Washington when the news of
the overthrow of the Kerensky government was received. The American
consul general at Moscow, Waddin Summers, report i m di-'jlches ti the
State Department today the seizure of the government, thereby the revolu
tionaries' support of the local garrisr.
They took over the control of all the telegraph lines and suppressed
the conservative newspapers. The latter incident is interpreted as an indi
cation that the Bolsheviki are aware of the hostility t ward them and are de
termined to prevent the spread of adverse comment.
From this it is apparent that the revolution is not sastained by popular
opinion altogether and it is probable that the success of the counter revclu
tion has been presented in the light most favorable to the Maximalist. Con
sul General Summers reported that order was being x-.aintained in Hoscr
and that the city was quiet. , -
The American Ambassador at Petrograd, David F. Francis, reported in
dispatches received earlier in the day that the revolutioniaries had taken ovf r
the government end imprisoned the Keernsky ministry with the exception of
the -Premier himself. .
Ambassador Frank's aso says that information rom other points in
Russia cannot be obtained because the Maximalist control the hosts and
telegraphs. , :
LONDON. Nov. 10. The Turkish army in Palestine has retreated
along the entire front A decisive defeat of the Turk? delivered 10,000 p. is-
oners into the hands of the" British army. Jerusalem, the objective of 'he
British, is now unprotected and i3 expected to fall at any time. The Turk
ish casualties are more than 10,000 in killed and'woonded. ,
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