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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, FEBRUARY 22. 1918
ON MURDER TRIAL
Defendant's Family and Wid
ow of Slain Policeman in
FIVE WITNESSES WERE
Defendant'6 Attorneys Put
State's Witnesses Through Se
vere Cross-examination. -
Nation - Wide Search For
Profiteered Is Now
SAMMIES LEARNING ARTILLERY WORK IN FRANCE
CHARGED WITH TAKING
CLOTH FOR UNIFORMS
Five witnesses wer examined yes
terday afternoon by the State, in the
iurder trial of John II. Pa'TiiMer,
tlaised with KUyuig Pat-clmaii Al
beit Demortiers, October 27, last, and
n't were put through a set-. v :!lirv
!y the attorney! for the defence in an
i-tf-.it to shake their tettrr-..v One
Government Believed To Have
. Lost $5,000,000 By Illegal
New York, Feb. 21. -Federal indict
ments returned today against 11 men
on charges of profiteering in army
cloth has revealed that n investiga
tion is bring conducted on the suppo-:
sition that a country-wide plot was en
t-.-nd into by men in an effort to make
exee.;;; profits on army cloth arid on
of the v.itnesses.GusSchmittsehc broke i good
d.wn under the .ro.:-iira permiM irg
himself to contradict his -taiement in
James Minton, one of the s'.ai uit
noss? for the State, was kept on
rtand over an "hour relating how he
heard the Cist shot and saw the sec
ond fired by Parmenter, as he stooped
over the poliecman, who lay in the
putter at. the southeast corner of
Broadway and Middle streets. The
piecisenefs with" which the witness an
swered the questions in the cross-examination
manifested the carefulness
with which the witness had familiar
ized himself with all details connect
ed with the shooting before going on
The investigation, it was said here
by Federal authorities, will extend
to other cities of the country. It is
said that the government has suffer
ed a loss of approximately $0,000,000
du? to the alleged illegal profiteer
ing of men who are now underinvesti
gution. Of the 11 indicted today eight are
manufacturers. Fedeial officials ex-
MICE HUNT LADS GERMANS TAKE
IN STORE ROBBERY; onnn DiieeiAWC
I ,vui aujjirinj
Harvey Lindy and Harry Aid-; III DfyEAll1 IDIIfP
ridse Suspected of Breakin2 j ftttllJl I lilxlVt
Into Samuels Store.
Two pairs of. old shoes discarded by i 4,000 Motor Cars And 1,400
Guns Are Captured, Is
burglars who looted the shoe store of 1
II. Samuels cn Main street, has been j
given the police a possible clue to the j
identity of the burglars. An order for j MARTIAL LAW OVER
the arrest of Harvey I.indy, 14, and j
Harry Aldridge 9 yeais old, has been
issued by the police who trailed the I
boys as far as the rockcrusher ves-'
terday morning, where they lost the
The burglary discovered yes-!
U. S. Troops Foil German Air
Raid And Repulse Enemy
tei-day morning by Samuels when he
Berlin, via London, Feb. 21. The
I War office announces that :.7:i gun
Ali.niI til. tlta r . - 1 . 1 1 i . . IJ ..
.... ..,an,, belw8e 4i()0O .Mul - e0 mlp
attention was attracted bv the old! . . , , , M
:cars have been capUred from the Kus-
shoes Iving in the rear of the store, ! n -
;sians ths far in the new campaign.
and upon investigating found that therr. n , , .
r The Germans have made prisoner a
rear door of the store had beei pried 1 Y r
1 I General commanding an army, f-
open by tho burglars.
About 5.-.0 worth of shoes
ing were stolen from the ;
proprietor told the o!ice.
and cloth- j
tore, the 1
Stone and Hut. -on followed the lads
as far as the rockcrjsherbut failed
to find them. The policemen were in-
farmed by employes of. the rock crush
ficers and S700 men.
The Russian town of Rovn m has
been cleared of the Russians, the War
Oitice also reports. Trains with about
1,000 cars, many laden with f, have
been captured as well as airplane
and an incalculable amount of war
, cr that the boys had passed about half material
i rdiiijn to Mi.' iv...ns friiin ; iu-!-.nl I'ci-liln's Iioafhiiiarierx in France our troops ;ire Airing ilu- linn .-it the an hour before the police arrived. Aj
s;iy ilmr iliey .ire holiling 1 1 1 - p:irt of (message was seht to towns along the I
lietureMiit' spot In 1'rfiin-e shown iii !lu upper pliotograph. TIm !isp:i;rlit
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preyed hopes that the indictments re-1 .s:,ii,i. Tn- u.-ni li.-. iu . ..r ih- .l.emh .riiitny ;.r l om.-iin-Mei.u sl.oi, .l.,w i. wl.eiv U..- Ain.-rir:.ns are I,
ioii: in 1 Iu .-irtillrrv. 1
Harvev Lindv has been under ar- L-k) continues
turned today will serve to terminate j 1 minim: .;;"ti-r l ivm-h Inst nu iors for rm
further conspiring and save the gov
ernment large sums of money.
Profiteering is made possible, it
was explained, by methods in which
the cloth is cut. From material that
ithe Government estimated would pro-
Minton testified he was walking west! vide a dozen uniforms, the manufact-
on Broadway returning home from urers would cut 10 or less, and
BOAT SUNK BY ICE
WILL BE RAISED
Work, whtu he heard a shot and look
ing forward saw the policeman lying
in the nutter and Parmentfr stooping
over the body. He saw the flash of
the econd shot b testified and con
tinued in his usual gait until he reach
ed the corner crossing over towhere
the policeman lay. He saw Parment
er walk east oa Broadway earning
the revolver. He said he could dis
tinctly see the barrel. When asked
by Attorney Slozley, one of the attor
neys for the defendant, whether he had
seen anyone' besides Parmenter or
lvad seen anyone leaving after the
second shot was fired he said he did
excess cloth, known to the trade
"clippings," would be resold.
Some of the defendants, Lieutenant
George D. Hamitz of the New York
police force said, represented to the
Government that their "clippings" a
mounted to .'5 per cent whereas act-
tually they amounted to much more.
So bold were some of the defend
ants, according to investigation, that
bolts of stolen cloth were displayed
openly in windows in the jobbing dis
trict. "Clippings" were sold to maiuifac
turers in Chicago, St. Louis and in
Greenville, 111., and lavge quantities
Work Started To Bring Morrison 1
C.l I 1 I 1 m f r
nauu imiui uacH 10 minace
The sand boat owned by the Morri
son Ice and Fuel Co., of this city re
cently sent to the bottom of the river
by the heavy ice floats, is being raised
and will be taken to Mound City, 111.,
for repairs. A diver and several as
sistants are preparing the boat to be
raised in a few days.
The sand boat has been anchored
south of the citv during the winter.
Between Dvinsk and Pinsk the Ger
man.- are pressing eastward. General
von Linsengen's movement near Lut-
lmportant lailuav an I
! . . , J1 ti'vt,,'al ti.n,os on variou ehargesjhighwav .junctions have been occupied.
City Electi onlNEW MADRID MAN ISiar-CirS:; - 1
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Hrl II llN II I naKIr being implicated in the robberv of and are now before YValar, TO niiW
iillu un u.o. taaaiiEi:lhe Cape rity riro(.prv Ctt lMt sunijrorthfast of lVl
: mer but was exonerated by other! (;eiman regiments from Moon Island
lufimii Dninwmn nf Dn.l.AAvill. i llOVS u VlO f-ri HKVl tf .l At ill" S-lm.
""""" ' uiiciiiic,. - crossed Moon Sound and marched into
60, Accused of Making jum'
How You Vote!
j City Counselor Knehans Ex
plains to The Tribune
Readers How New Form
of Government Will Be
not. At the preliminary trial, three thf cjotb nave been rcovered at When the
ice gorges on the river
month, ago Wnto testified ha w a ; piace, it was aunour.ced. The . lir-k! two W(1,ks thp boat
Btpro run azicr mm i manufacttirers- purcnasco innocently
been fired. Upon this statement a and wiil not be prosecuted. Clothing
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ssaroii was mue dj vu rrvecutuie
Attorney to find this negro, but the
Three young men, Gus Schmlttzehe,
Lonnie Ridge and Theodore Loos were
; caught in the heavy ice drive during
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souses in other Western cities also! tm " " "-
have obtained cloth, not knowing itjed.
wae stolen, the inrettigators said, An insurance company -had the boat
and this has not yet been recovered ! examined te determine whether it
The indictment are baeed upon; could be repaired for use again. A
questioned at length as to the actions !eYidence gathered by the Federal Dis-J diver was brought to the city to exam-
of Parmenter, when they met him on
Broadway immediately after the (Aots
were fired. All three testified, when
f examined by the prosecuting atorney,
they saw Parmenter throw something
into a vacant lot adjoining the Schrod
er studio near the corner, but when
questioned by Attorney Mozley, ad
mitted they merely ftaw the man make
a motion with bin right bond, as if
h were casting away something into
the lot All three were posStiva the
man they met that evening was Par
menter, all three testifying Schmitt
zehe addressed him sayrag, 'Hello,
The first witness placed on the
stand after the opening arguments
were finished was Mike O'Connell, who
trict Attorney's office in connection
with the arrest about two months ago
of Louis Davidson, head of the Uni
versal Cloth Shrinking and Retinish
. Cape Girardeau will decide next
Tuesday whether or not this city will !
adopt the Commission form of Gov-
eminent. 1 he approach of the elec
tion day finds many Cape Girardeau
ans ignorant as to how to vote and
what procedure is necessary to place
candidates for office in the field under
the new plan.
The Tribune yesterday made aa in
vestigation to determine how the sew
scheme of city government will be
City Counselor Knehans furnished
The Tribune the following fa'cts con-
James Peterson a v.calthv fanner! PROTESTS IGNORED:
living near iVtagcvi!le, Dunklin co-;
unty, was bs ought to the Cape yester
day afternoon on charges of making
disloyal statements against the Uuni- ! Jud;e Dyer PermitsOzark Valley
ed States government. He waived his Hairojul To Re Dismintled
Es'.hoia.. occupying Leal. Other fwrcs
advancing along the shore of t
Riga, reached Pernigal and Lemsal.
preliminary trial, when taken before ,
the United States Commissioner R. !
, For Safe.
1'aris Feb. 21. Knemy raids wer
repulsed northwest of Rhims and in
the Loivre region, the official commun
ique announced today. The German
prisoners taken in th recent Lwrraine
attack aggregated 2.
Zurich, Feb. 21. Kinperwr Karl has
warned leaders of th? Austrian parlia-
cording to Vienna dispatches tday.
OF THRIFT STAMPS
Men Campaign Workers Report
Additional Sale Of $9,000
ine the boat, and found that it could
be floated again for a considerably
small cost. It will be raised in a few kerning the coming election:
days and taken to the docks at Mounds
56 DEGREES TUESDAY
Cel. Rean Says Thermometer
Dropped From 72 To 16 De
grees In 12 Hours.
A drop in the temperatiure of 56
degive from Tuesday afternoon to
Wednesday morning was registered
Approximately $0,000 was added to
conducts a barber shop on Main street. tne total or tne limit oiamps uy
ii- .a h.vinrr mt Patrolman i mens committees according to the
Tv. ; f f ..toon onno- I reports made 'yesterday morning tojin Cape Girardeau County by the
site the Himmelberger-Harrison build-jthe committee in charge of the Thrift , government instruments kept by Col.
; Kointr nn,UrW bv P.rmen- Stamp campaign in the city. I Bean, the cHicial weather otserver of
ter, who addressed them thus. "What
ar you gentlemen doing out here so
lata!" He 'spoke in a friendly, mod
erate tone of voice, O'Connell said.
The policeman then ordered Parmen
ter to either get home or get into the
saloon.' O'Connell opened the door of
the saloon, he said, and held it open
until Tannenter had entered. That was
the last he saw of the policeman, until
a few minutes later, when he reached
the corner and saw the wouaded o fr
eer lying in the street nurrounded by a j
The women's committee reported an
additional sale of stamps yesterday
morning, bringing their total close
to the $20,000 mark during the first
three days of the campaign.
The captains of the various teams;
of the city held a meeting at the home
o f ilrs .DNean Statford yesterday
morning to make a report on the work
accomplished by each committee dur
ing the first three days. It is now es
timated that the total sales of Thrift
Stamps by both the men and thewom
After concluding the examination of
Hiram Side, night janitor at th Mim
melberger-Harriaon building, court
was adjourned till Friday morning,
when the examination of witaesasa will
be resumed. Sidas' testimony added
en of the
city is near the $150,000
the government at Jackson. During
that time the thermometer dropped
from 72 degrees to 1G degrees. It was
the biggest ever recorded during the
winter. Col. Bean says.
Owing to the return of the cold
wave ice has begun to form oa the
river and during the day blocks of
ice were seen floating down the Mis
sissippi. The cold wave will continue today,
says the weather forecast of the Unit
ed Weather Bureau. Some weather
i prophets predict this cold weather to
be the last of the winter.
BILL WILL AUTHORIZE
200,000 NAVY STRENGTH
Washington, Feb. 21. The
t kri tm mc strnwill ba authorized fn recruit t
tedtftlmxed da WW itltn w ZMWi vtttir a Mil- sSSfc-000.
to be introduced by Representative
Padgett, Chairman of the House Na
val Committee, it became knfrn this
Navy' afternoon. Th present limit is 130.-
ajOOO awd.Vfc pace timt limit is 8,-
"ln order for Commission Form
of government to be adopted in
Cape Girardeau, it must receive
a majority of the votes cast at
next Tuesday's election. It will
not require a majority of the lum
ber cast at the ..last mayoralty
election as many people believe.
"In the event that the people
adopt the new form of city gov
ernment, the election will take
place in April. But the candidates "
who will be voted for at the gen
eral election must win their nom
inations at a primary which will
be held two weeks before the
date of the general election.
"For instance, any qualified vo
ter may run in the primary. All
he must do is to get twenty-five
signatures of voters to his peti
tion. This entitles him to run in
"Under the law a city the size
of Cape Girardeau is entitled to
a mayor and two commissioners
'under the new form of govern
ment. The vote in the primary .
determines what candidates will
run in the election. Two candi
dates receiving the highest num
ber of votes for mayor in thepri
mary will become the only can
didates for mayor in the general
election. The four candidates re
ceiving the highest number of
votes in the primary for commts
ioners will likewise b the only
candidate? for cowm is swmers
"m '?kt' fer tV faaeral
Dearmont yesterdav afternoon, and ' t I.onis Mo IVh 1 P-rmi-;sion
was released on a $1,500 bona, which Lfor the dismantling of the Ozark Val-
. . . . ... . .. ! nitwit h. uill iiier.I' that i.nJ
was signed bv his s-on, J. B. Peterson.,1' Kauroao. a .s..uun-ast .Missouri line) ' -
,.;t. I about Si miles long, was panted by'em the country by martial law ,f
" JU,! IVer in the Fe.le.al Court to- .v rt not pass the war budget, ac-
Peterson, who is ti6 vcars eld, df-' , , .... - , ,
' ' jday, after a petition for the sale of
nied having made any statements as;the roa(.rs asiSpts hils becn ;j0tj
credited to him in the information. If j petition was signed bv Mis. Orah Rid-
he ever said anything ia th way eEifily and James X. ( ochran, who were
plaintiffs in a recent suit to prevent
the dismantling of the property.
The petition states that the road
has been run at a loss, and that its
materials can now be sold to good ad-
criticism of the government, he saiil.
he might have done so while under the
influence of liouor.
-Peterson has several grown sons,
two of whom are of draft age. He is 'vantage. The order of court permits
well known in New Madrid Countv. Ithc ilh the privilege of disniant-
whei'e he enjoys the reputation of be-;
ling the road, but provides that th
London, Feb. 21. Fines mt 'n
hundred pounds sterling (five hundred
dollars) and costs wer imposed today
upon Col. C. A. Repington, military
correspondent of the Morning Pst,
and Howell A. Gwynne. editor f that
newspaper, for the publication f an
article in the Post last week in vitia
tion of the mililaiy censorship.
AT LKAST12.000.000 TO BE
IN CLASS 1 OF RAFT.
Washington, Feb. 21. Between 2,1
000,000 and :'.,0CO,0ftO men will be em
braced in Class 1 in the coming draft
according to estimates, Provost Mar
shal General Crowder announced this
The number depends on the percent
age of exemptions for physical disa
bility, "which may run as high as 40.
Even with .such a high percentage,
the number available will be consid
erably more than 2.000.0C0, it was
Following repeated publications
that a new draft would be ordered on
May 1, Secretary of War Baker this
afternoon authorized the statement
that no date has been set.
With the American Army in France.
be notified, so that it can take anv ac- :'-'' uerman again auemuL-
tion it may desire in objection to thH against the Americans lines.
or(jei. ! last night, nut the rairt-rs were tis-
covered and the artillery, responding
The dismantling ar.d sale of theU rocket signals, laid down a 'neavy
Ozark railroad 'was bitterly opposed barrage almost instantly.
!Stnt Public Service Commission shall
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During Litigation Over Arkansas
River Bed in Oklahoma.
bv the lower counties of the State.!
The Cape Girardeau Commercial clubl OSAGES GET VERDICT IN SUIT
sent a telegram of protest against the) OVER $2..ft00.ft0O OIL LANPS
granting of the request of the owners
r v, ,i fv, ,.,,.! $1.000.0O in Royalties Accumulated
vi mr; lautvuii 4Aiia ui,cii nivr f
ment to maintain the railroad for thei
use of the people living inNewMadridi.'
and other Southeast Missouri counties.
A protest meeting was held in Mars- Guthrie. 0la., Feb. 21. Litigation
ton and in other cities and towns of which the Osage Indians, supprt--Southeastt
Missouri, that are now.ed by th United States Government,
being supplied by the railroad. j were opposed by various oil rampaa-
! ies and school land lessees, wh wer
j$14,027.f!o0 CARRIED BY .backed by the Mat. oi ukianomaann
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL involving tine to on ami is prFn-
i ties said to be worth millions f dol-
Washington, Feb. 21. With appro- lars, was decided in favor jt thejn
priations of $14,027ro.:i0 for impiove-,ans today, Federal Judge Jha""M.
ments on rivers and harbors, reconi- j Cotteral holding that th Arkanass
mended by army engineers to help; River is not navigable, and, therefore,
relieve transportation congestion, the, belonged to the Indians wh wa land
rivers and harbors bill was introduc- adjacent to the banks of the stream. -ed
in the house late yesterday after- During the trial ef the cas , a
noon by Chairman SmalL . proximately one million dIIars in.
The largest items are for continu-j royalty receipts have accumulated,
ing improvement work on the Ohio' This money has been in the hands
River between Cincinnati and Louis- f a receiver, who will hold it penling
ville. $5'0O0.0tW; continuing work of the outcome of an appeal Xm the Unit-
election will contain only the nam
es of the two candidates for May
or and the four candidates for
Commissioners. Each voter will
cast his ballot for one of the two
candidates for Mayor and two of
the four candidates for commis
sioners. The nominee for Mayor
who receives a majority of the vo
tes cast shall be declared elected, J deepening the East river channel in ed States Supreme Court.
..j th. . nAiAnm m.lNn h Vw Yrk 512.200 000- rontinumr work . The valu ot tn land, which is in
highest jsumber ef vets for Cr- on Mississippi river near New Or- , Eastern nJ Northeastern Oklahoma.
mjsriepeVs will becem th com- leans $1,450,000; improving Norfolk ,has ben stiroatd at ktwn twenty-
..i.ii.W.rn " ! Va.. hsrbsr S1.1S4.A0A. five and fifty millions.