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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, MARCH 1, 1918
MRS. DOYLE GIVEN HARRISON MAY
DIVOfeCE DECREE RUN FOR MAYOR
ON COMPROMISE ATTENDS CAUCUS
WILL MAKE FIGHT j BARELY ESCAPES
TO GET CUSTODY DEATH AS HOME
OF HIS DAUGHTER BURNED THIS A. M.
DANGEROUS ENEMY ALIENS BEING TAKEN TO AN INTERNMENT CAMP
Files Amended Petition,
Mrs. Prather, Of Advance, With
draws Suit.--Simpson Case
Set For Saturday.
Following a compromise between
the attorneys Mrs. Golda Doyle was
granted a divorce from her husband,
ward Mike Dovle. bv Judge John
Snider of the Common l'loas t.ouri
yesterday niornir.tr. The o;iginal pe-
tition, in which Mrs. Doyle made sev-
iou charges against her h:i,o.-.!.'. v as
subsequently withdrawn and substitu
ted by a second, in which only gener
al charges were used for the divorce.
Under the compromise effected be
fore the withdrawal of. the original
find the fding of the amended peti
tion, Mrs. Doyle receives 250 ali
mony in gro:s, and all ihn bills and
she cor.tratced since the separation
from her husband last month are to
be paid by him. Her maiden name.
Golda Bedell, was restored.
Mrs. Doyle, who has been living
with her. friend, Mrs. Oscar Ruediger
since the separation from her hus
band, will return to her home mar
IV s Moines, Iowa. She was formerly
an actress before her marriage- and is
'). ilrrc;l pv'tiy.
After tho amended-petition had br-en
H'.ihrnitud Mrs. Doyle took the witness
stand an! ivlr.teci the incident s of a
fight between Mrs. Greene and herself
at a dance of the married couples
dab last December, during which she
alleged her husband struck at her.
The fight was the result of a contro
versy between the two women over
Miss Eva Finley, of this city who was
at the dance.
The other two witnesses for Mrs.
Dovle wre Mrs. David Patmore and
Mrs. Oscar Ruodiger. The defendant
contested the suit by filing a general
denial of his wife's charges, but fail
ed to appear in court. His attorney
S nator Thos. F. Lane, filed the de
nial. The matrimonial bonds, which tied
Jennings Tallest and his wife, Ger
trude, since last spring, were also
severed by Judge Snider after hear
ing the testimony of the plaintiff. Mrs.
Ta'lent charred her husband with de
sertion and non-support. She testi
fied he left her shortly after the mar- j
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riao-e to eo to St. Fouis and had since
failed to support her.
Mrs. Tailent was Miss Gertrude
Swan befort her marriage. Her maid
en name was restored. Tailent is em
ployed in hi-, father's barber shop on
Main street. He did not contest the
The divorce- petition filed by Mrs.
Mamie Prather of Advance, against
her husband, Charles S. Prather, a l
hardware merchant of that town, was !
dismissed when the attorney for Mrs. j
Prather announced that th? couple j
had become reconciled. j
Testimony in the Prather divorce ?
proceedings was heard during the last j
term of the Common Pleas Court, but j
Judge Snider deferred Ins decision in
The nipley County Bank was given
judgment for $2,270.58 against the
Massachusetts Bonding Co., with six
per cent interest on the amount since
April, 1013. The bank sued the com
pany in connection with the building
of the high school in Doniphan, the
county seat of Ripley County.
The divorce suit of Mrs. Lottie
Simpson against her husband, Coy S
Simpson, is expected to be a heated
contest as to who shall lie granted the
decree. The case has been set in the
Common Pleas Court Saturday morn
ing at 0 o'clock. Mrs. Simpson charg
es her husband with associating with
another woman and non-support.
Simpson in his cross-bill brings the
same counter-charge against her nam
ing Luther Little co-respondent in the
petition. An order was made bv the
Judge yesterday whereby Mr$. Simp-' of execution to levy on the property,
son will receive $75 a month during: but; the property has already been t
th tim th uit Is pndinjr. . .ttched and ordrd told.
Conference AtCement Offices
Believed To Have Agreed
On A Whole Slate.
IS SHOOED" AWAY
Mr. Harrison Asks Scribe ToDis
appear When He Calls To
Get The Results.
What is believed to have been a
Hariison-for-Mayor meeting was held
in the offices of the cement plantj in
the Himmolberger-Harrison building
hist nit-ht. William H. Harrison, who
returned vesterday from a trip
jtliroUfh the West, was present. There
Vere about two-score of business and
; professional men at the meeting and
all were there en special invitations.
A representative of The Tribune who
called to report the results of the
meeting, was asked to vacate. The
reporter was just emerging from tlu
hall into the caucus chamber when
Judge Oscar A. Knehans discovered
him and whispered to W. H. Harrison.
Mr. Harrison arose quicklv and rush
ing to the reporter, said: "I beg
your pardon; this is a private meet
ing." . 'Do you mean- that I cannot re
main:'" inquired tlvj reporter. '"No
you cannot be present,' replied Mr.
The delegates to the meeting sat
in a circle around the room. The re
porter only got a glance into the.
room and saw those seated on one
side of the office. Among the.se were:
William H. Harriso.i, James A. Kin
der. 0.ear A. Knehans. M. E. Leming,
Harry L. Alb ;rt. William C. Bahn,
John J. Hunter, Arthur C. Bowman.
Charles W. Stehr, Joel T. Xunn and
Prof. W. W. Martin.
After t he meeting adjourned. The
Tribune attempted to cntain state
ments from some of those present.but
they either denied they had attended
the meeting, or wore noncommittal.
The invitations were issued during
the afternoon, and most of them were
delivered over the telephone. Teh in
vitation? did not give all of the de--tails
that were to be taken up at the
ncotire, but those invited were in-
! formed that the meeting was of a
It is generally believed that William
II. Harrison agreed to make the race
for Mayor and that two men were
chosen to make the race for Commis-
sioners, but The Tribune was unable
, to have these conclusions confirmed
last nirht. It is believed that Arthur
It:, tiowman viu ne one oi rne canai
! dates on the Harrison tocket. but no
n antes were suggested for the other
commissioner. It was reported last
night that Kdward F. Bernhardt may
be induced to drop his aspirations for j
Mavor and run for Commissioner.
SELL PROPERTY TO
X ATK V 1 1 1 1 1 h M T N I
ut Hul I J UUUH1LH 1
Rca Es(aie n Randies Owned
by Mrs. Garrett Under
Property belonging to Mrs. Mary
K. Garrett in Randies will be told at
the Court House this morning by
Sheriff Hutson to satisfy a judg
ment of $200 which the Xiehoff
Schulze Grocer Co.. of St. Louis, ob
tained against Mrs. Garrett last fall
for payment of a b;il. The property
consists of a store building and two
residences in Randies.
Mrs. Garrett was formerly engaged
j in the general mercantile business at
Randies, but closed her store more
j than a year ago to move to Owens-
ville, Ind. When the suit for judg
ment was called in the Common Tleas
Court last term, Mrs. Garrett permitt
ed the jjudgment to be rendered by de
fault. An effort was made by Mrs. Gar
rett's attorney to save the property af-
; ter the sheriff, had been given a writ
f&Z . -r f
ft Tf - N81
Dangerous tneinv jiliem eorialli'd
entrain lor a detention camp 'somewhere in the South." The men were
iiioucestcr, A. J.. unii! eiioiti if them
t.e ot of niiMhi. f v.ni , ml of the
FIXED MARCH 19
Council Last Night Declared
Commission Form Passed
Cy People:-" '
The aldermanic administration vot
ed itself out of existence yesterday
evening, when six councilman adopt
ed the report of the election commit j
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tee en uie result, oi me eieciion on :
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which was adopted last Tuesday by a j
majority ot votes, the council
men and mayor will continue to hold
office until the commissioners are:
elected under the new form of govern-
The special meeting held vesterday j 1,1 1M,H ' V , . " i " ; ! Th 1' jn the case xvero for
. . , ' .Isoon settled in Southeast Missouri!
evening was very brief. Ihe report . . ... . u. i warded here tooav and wil be re-
... . .i after arrivmsr in this countrv. His
ot the election committee was read and
auoptco, joisowniK nini vounvniiiaii ,
Vinyard submitted a motion for otii
cial approval of the committee's re
.UUIUI 1111 JI I ! IV 11 1 ft'ts-v it 11-- l .
. . Cane more than hah a century
e-iamation calling a primary elec tion , T .
for candidates March l: and a regu
lar election April 2. The primary j
election is held for the purpose of
nominating 2 candidates for Mayor
whose names will be placed on the
oa.iot lor tne regular city eiectmiw.
iuui e-nmiuaica ijuiii t.uvrm t.ir
commissioners will te selected at t
regular election in Aprii.
Men who want thoir names placed
on the bullot for the priaiary election
may begin today circu-..t-rg the peti
tion for the required sign it'ire be
fore filing their declaration of
being a candidate at the -prims: r elec
tion. The law requires that tlrs de
claration must be acorr.panied by a
retition bcar.ng the j?gn.it,ira cf 2-V-alified
voters and n :ist tiled in
the city clerk's office a', least ten
days before the primarv e!e.tin.
MARRIES DAY AFTER
W. H. Haney of Dbon Takes
Mrs. Lipscomb of Cape
William H. Haney, of Dixon,
was granted a divorce from his wife j
in Common Pleas Court Wednesday,
was married to Mrs. J. F, Lipscomb, of
this city, in Jackson yesterday.
The couple called at the recorder's of-
fice earlv vesterdav mornintr and im -
mcdiately after obtaining the license ; ployed here as telegraph operator atj authorities at that time had offered
were married. " the passenger station, but was trans-jto provide a train on 12 hours" no-
The bride is the mother of. B. Aferred to Chaffee about th middle of (tice when the diplomats detired to
Lipscomb of this city, who conducts. January. - leavt Tetrojrrad.
by secret service operatives marching
were in the not and a special train
war. Armed United States soldi rs
AGED CITIZEN DIES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Henry C. Bnrtlc?, 2,. v.ill be
Buried in Cape Satur
Henrv C. Bartels, one of Cape Gi
rardeau's oldest citizens, died
home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Ran
I dol yesterday morning, after an ill
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ness of several vears. Jiu ing the last
I few days his condition was so critical
it. x X . 1 ' A. I . .
tnat mo tiemise was e.-tpccieu auj
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;t.n,e. nisueain was prinripany caus-
t .i u oi l ij,t.
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..II. liarieis was oorn rcuiuary ,
l2o. u hen years oid he emigrat-;
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first residence was in Com merce.where
he lived for a number of years, later
j moving to Cape Girardeau to 'estab
lish a roorerage business.
, ... . . . ,olJmP are executed.
Mr. Bartels was a resident of the i
! 1 5- li nnwi ;.-;l TJ T.nnisp T.nh-
kamp of Egypt Mills. The couple had
eight children, seven of whom survive
Uhe father. The children are: Will-
' iam G. Bartels, who is engaged in the :
Emma M a wift. of Dr. S W. Mov.
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gaa, ui i-na-Aimiuiiii,
jBiune, of St. Louis; Dr. Leo. Bartels.
of St. Louis, Mrs. J. C. Randol of this
city, Henry J. Bartels of Primrose,
la., and Mrs. Louisa Probst of Gor-.
The funeral wil lbe held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock from the Ran-
dol residence, 233 North Lorimier St.
Several children of the aged man ar-
nved tins morning. ah excepting,
Henrv will attend tho funeral.
WAR INDUSTRIES URGED TO'
CLOSE PLANTS TO ENEMY
Washington, February 27. War in -
dustries and all other manufacturing
plants were urged by the War Depart- j
ment today to strengthen the bar
riers against enemies bent on damage
or destruction by systematic inspect
ions and organized scrutiny of all
who have access to the premises.
i It is necessary to do this, the War
i Department explained, because it will
i C fj&ll. line, lit, j jia i ue uot 1 1
j help reduce the necessity for guards,
Troops, it was gain announced, can -
not be used for these purposes, be -
cause they are needed on the battle
lines and police work.
a boarding house on Themis street,
inear Snanish. He was formerly em-
ilnou - h riiilade!plii:t i. Un station to
detained nt a concentration
carried them to n place where
guarded t!a. party on the trip' south.
4 U. S. SOLDIERS IN
(FRANCE MUST DIEii:
(Sentenced for Disobedience
1G(5 Believed Lost with
Washington, Keb. 2S. Four Ameri-1
j can soldiers
of the expeditionary for-
have been sentenced to be shot
two for being found asleep while on
in the first line trenches, and
juvo for rpfusi , to obpv their ofril.ors.
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'The men were tried bv a genera court
martial, the findings of which, and the
t i i . ; u.. -
; eiiif nce,na'. e oeen ujipiown u '
vi-wd bv T'rpsidont Wilson before the
lewcn o l lesiuent v nson oeiore tne
The two soldiers convicted of dis
obedience flatly refused whenordered ,
by their lieutenant to "get their equip-1
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inent and turn out for drill, accord,
ing to Genera! Pershing's report. It
is assumed here that the refusal was
' in the face of a warning as to what
the c-onsequenee would be.
The condemned men in Fiance will '
have a reprieve until President Wilson
rules whether the penalty shall
1 Swansea, Wales, Feb. 28. The Brit- j
i.-h hospital ship Glenart Castle,which j
went down yesterday in Bristol Chan-;
nel, was torpedoed, according to sur- j
vivors, thirtyf our of whom were land-!
ed here. Nothing so far has been
heard of the fate of the others, in- i
eluding doctors,, 'nurses and orderlies, j
mere were approximately zuv ptT -
sons aboard the ship. 150 of whom i
were members of the crew, which!
leaves lfi6 unaccounted for. -j
The survivors said no submarine!
iwas sighted. The Glenhart Castle!
, was on her way to France for
Petrograd. Feb. 28. All the allied
embassies, including the American, (evening to have their figre firints Santa Fe are expected to continue. for
have left Petrograd. The members of itaken and to fill out all papers retuir- j several days. The railroads ask that
the American Red Cross here
'left the capital at the same time.
j Washington, Feb. 28. The State
a.'iiilii ivsu k -l. J lit Ubfllv j
j Department was advised several days !
! ago by Ambassador Francis that he!
'had made preparations to leave Petro -
igrad. Secretary Lansing said he had
'had no word since.
J The latest ispateh from Ambassador
j Francis was dated Feb. 22, and arriv-
ed todav. saving that the Bolsheviki
C. W. McHenry Wants Di-
vorced WTife to Give Up
Daughter 10 Years Old
WIFE MORALLY UNFIT TO!
RAISE CHILD, CHARGE;
Children were Awarded Mother j Everything Destroyed in Fire
When Divorce was (Granted- j Saved Only Two drips and
Her Two Years Ago.
A fight to regain the cusody of -his ; Clarence '. i.-- his n.tnc
daughter. Bertha. 10 years oid, will j agent of this c.t .. . i-soapeil
be made in the Common Pleas Court death, when his hn;ne ".North Hen
Saturday morning by C. W. McHenry del son avenue was destro; id i.y ;ire
on the grounds that hi.- tI:vo: ced wift j about two ex-lock this nii.-ining. Just
Minnie McHenry, is morally uniit tolas he ran cut the front !..or with two
take care of the girl. A summons has grips ami an overcoat ia his hand-.
jbeen served on Mis. McHenry to ap-J
near in court to nwtr ili phannsi
on which her husband will seek to ob-
tain custody of the girl. The child
has been under the care of the moth-
r since the diorce was granted two
who is employed by the
West Knd Fuel Co.. has retained Harry
K. Alexander to make the tight for the
possession of the little jrirl. In the
petition, m which he asks the judge I
to reverse the order of the court mad:-1
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at tne tune the divorce was granted.
he alleges his wife permitted the girl
to run about the streets without nioi. -
ire. that she would allow the
d to remain awav from school and
j neglect her education.
j McHenry charges his divon-ed wife's!
! reputation is bad. ilis attorr.ev -.-.-ill
t nrove that ?ie.gave birth to a cidid
I last Januarv. r.lthugh not married
!.-incc she obtained the divorce.
The birth records in the city clerk's
office show that Minnie McHeniy gave
birth to a child January IS, last, which
is entered as "Infant McHenry." The
mother's maiden name is given as
rinnio 'h.Hnn.-,. ..,,.1 tii.,i
Mlnnie -d Heni and that
j father is entered as William C. Smith,
Jhc child died short Iv after its b:rt h.
1 fJnj birth
ceiti'icate- was made
Dr. C,. W. Walker
Mrs. McHenry. who i.s- 4n years old.
has three children. She was formerly
a school teacher at Delta and i.s said
jto be a prominent member of the
Baptist Church of this city.
Two years ago she brought suit for
; divorce against her husband alleging
i non-support and general indignities.!
: She was granted a decree and the cus-
tody of the children. McHenrv told t
his attorney he had been informed by
neighbors that, his divorced
reputation was doubtful and asked t
, he n tin the daughter,
las he wanted to give the child better'
care and a proper education. .Mrs. Mc- !
; Henry lives with her children near
I the corner of Themis and Ellis streets.
Men Enrolled bv Chief!
Whitener at Eleventh Hour, j
One Still Missing. !
Two alien enemies were registered
i yesterday evening by Chief of Police
Whitener, who was appointed alien
cnemv registrar of th is
citv. The two
i men called on the chief late yesterday
One man known to bean enemv
alien had failed to register up to a
late hour light night, and Chief
i v w tr, v i'iuif tiiiM V-1 1 IV I
Whitener started to search thc mam
in order to avoid any penalty result- j
iing from thc failure to register.
i Yesterday was the last day for the
registration of enemy aliens. Chief
j of Police Wnitener registered 17 while
j 5 we re registered at the local post-
! office. Postmaster Juden has been'
appointed to, enroll al enemy aliens
living on the rural route of this city
and who receivevd their mail by gen-delivery.
j Roof Caves in when Clarence
: Rose' Runs Out Front
Door to Call Help
MOVED INTO HOUSE
ON LAST TUESDAY
('oat frcm Burn:
i t he roof caved in cow:
:ng the irst
door with debris. The building
jits contents burned to th. irroiwui.
! befoVt. thc lUpa!-tm,n? ,llM ri..M.h
Ii;so said he came home
I rK'f,lv ""'U-'g'-t" and kindled a lire in
a kmhii en the first floor of thc south
west side of the house and then re
tired. He was awak'-?'.ed bv a nals,-
' and discovered that the house was
a.'i'e. He hurriedly seized what he
could ?ir.d anil ran out the front door.
lie had reached the frovt rorrh. when
the roof ftdl in.
The caving in of one section of the
; ro;f had awrkened him.
Mr. Kose ran lo a neighbor's home
j l,l,t f"un'1 ,! dephone. Vfore h
jcou'd summon the tire depa! tr.ient.the
t house was a mass of flames. A few-
neighbors, who v ere awakened by the
gong i f the tire engine, hurried to
the burning h.,;u!e. but all they .euit
v aich tile iiantes con.-ur.ir th
The house is hxa'ed in the :Ml
b!ock on N'orth Henderson avenue, in
a hollow north of the home of Mrs.
Ma'de Ringo. Mr. Rose moved into
the house lat Tuesday and had iust
completed fuinish'ng h;.s home pve
paritciy to leceiving l.is family, who
have been .-pending the winter -ith
relatives in Gordenville. Mrs. Rs"
h:!il taken the children to tin- county
on at count of the youngest child's
I K rv ie'M'.- of fn'-r-itiiro "r.A m'T of
;the c!othinr the familv iiosses-fd save
jthe oven-oat and v. hat little c tTects Mr.
J Rose carried out in the two sina!'
grips, were burned up. He said h
had some insurance on the- h nise'hoM
i goods, but not sufiicier.t to cover
I his loss. He bclr -ved the !ire wa
J caused by a park from th" tlue falling
on the ro f.. Mr-. Rose was taken to
town bv the fire men. The sudden loss
and the shock of the thought that he
nearly lost his life in the blaze, put
him on the verge of a nervous col-
After .-pending several hours
fire station he went to a down-
town hotel for the lest of the night.
D A IT Pfl A l W A rJT ? fl
iiniLiiiunuu i; si 1 1 i j
: RAISE COAL MTES
File Application Before State
Body For Increase Of 2."
Cents Per Ton.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 2v Ibar
iir; of the application of Jhe 'v ritv-
1:1 .Mi.--.s- uri
' to increase interstate r ites n roiii
j began here today before the S:ai.e
j Public Service Commission. I h pro-
iceedings, which were brougnt i:
; name of the Atchison, Topeka ur.d the
they be allowed to increase the pr -
ent rate 25 cents a ton, observing th?
j "mileage scale of the Interstate Com-
jmerce Commission as a maximum.
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The only road not represented at
the hearing is the Missouri Pacific,
I which has a separate action pending
j TWO AMERICANS KILLED IN
! COSTA RICA INSURRECTION
Colen. February 23. Two Ameri-
.cans, whose names are not known.hav
ben killed in the Costa Ricnn insur
rectionacccrding to the mensaff receiv
od here. - - ,