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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE G1BAEDEAU, MISSOURI, MARCH 8, 1918
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G.O.P. IN COUNTYINORTHERN LIGHT
FOR 1918 CONTEST
Race for Circuit Court Clerk
ship May be Heated
JUDGE HAYS BOOMED
Present County Officers Again
Get into Rare for Re-'
The race for the clerkship of the
circuit court at the fall (election Ls
ixpocted to be one of the keenest
contests of the campaign, since the
courts have held that this office en
titles the incumbent to an annual
.' alary of $2,(K;0 instead of limiting the j
income to the fees attached to the
cases tried In this court. Ken Mas
ters will be a candidate to succeed
himself. Many others are mentioned
as his opponent, chief among whom
is Sam Vnndivort.
With the beginning of the cam
paign for the primaries only a short
lime off, the Republican candidates
have begun to solicit the support of
their friend- and political followers.
From ail indications the raee in the
pri marks will b." a tame affair. Most
of the county officers now holding of
fice will be in the contest for re
flection. County Clerk Blueher Sperling told
the Tribune last night that he would
ran again. County Recorder Fritz
Siemrrs has already announced his
just completing his first term as
County Court Clerk.
The Republican leaders' in the coun
ty have not as yet decided on their
choice for candidate as State Repre
sentative. J. Frank Caldwell, who
has been frequently mentioned for
this office, will not likely lun. The law
provides that the county collector
must hold office until he has made his
annual settlement, which is about
March 1 of the pear, while the State
Legislature convenes early in Janu-i
ary. In the event he would be elect
ad, Caldwell would have to resign
his office as countv collector.
JnHr-i P. C. Kaetri. countv iudce
cal friends that he would not be in j
the race this year. Judge G. J. Kell-1
r, of district No.2, however, is am-
bitious to run again, while Judge Wil-
:am Paar. the 'f emf ed for home. I never will forget what
this court, has not decided whether .
he will make the race. He told The a noise m- hro&n shoes made as 1
Tribune he had been asked bv sever- ra" over the frozen ground."
al friends to get in the race again A technical description of an auro-g
. v j Jra borealis from Webster s dictionary i
this year, but he had not reached !folUws. .. borealis northern
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atrain be a candidate.
w ill have an opponent in his own par
ty is not known yet, but it is believ
ed that at least one other attorney
w ill make the race.
Mayor David B. Hays, of Jackson,
will be a candidate for probate judge.
Former Mayor Fred A. "Rage of the
Cape will be the Republican candi
date" for Clerk of the Common Pleas
Court George H. Meyer, city col
lector of this city, has been suggest
ed as a candidate for county collect
mane ine race lur i"' "
Republican ticket. According to Ke-,
publican leaders, David W . Hill, of
Ponlar ElulT, Robt. J. Smith of Camp-
b41 nd Tom Brown, of Charleston,
have agreed to support the Cape
lawyer if he runs. Judge Hays has
been considering the matter and close
friends say he will agree to make
ONE ni.OW TO JAW KILLS
SOLDIER IN BOXING MATCH
Camp Mead, Md.. March 7. Victor
J. Dcewecs of the Twent-sixth Com
pany of the One Hundred and Fifty
sixth Company of the One Hundred
ar.d Fifty-fourth Depot Brigade, was
killed amost instantly in a boxing
match here tonight with Charles F.
Swann, a member of the same com
pany. Only one blow, a riglit hook to
the jaw, was struck is the bout, wich
was a friendly one. The mn -rero
OVER THE CAPE
Aurora Borealis Illuminates
Sky for Two Hours-Whole
City Watches it
i SPECTACLE CAUSED
BY CURRENT IN SKY
People, alarmed, Telephone The
Tribune Office for n
For the first time in many years
the aurora borealis was visible in
this city last night. It was witnessed
from many parts of this county, and
spectators telephoned The Tribune
in great numbers for an explanation
of the phenomenon.
The sisters at St. Francis hospital
were among the first to discover he
spectacle. They feared it was the
warning of an approaching tornado,
and telephoned Father Qrien, Pres
ident of St. Vincent's College. He as
sured them that it was as harmless as
a twinkling star.-
The light was visible for more than
two houis. Its first appearance was
in the nature of a cloud cf pale
smoke. Later it assumed an orange j
hue and eventually became red. The ;
glare in the sky was similar to the i
reflection of a lire against the heav-j
ens. i)r. K. I-. wicntencn, me weii
known physician, thought a large
J building in the northern part of the
city was burning and he and a repre
sentative of The Tribune took a spin
around the city to locate it. They were
later informed that it was only the
aurora borealis or "northern lights."
One lady, believing that the Bibli
cal prediction about the world being
destroyed by fire was coming true,
telephoned The Tribune to inquire
whether the local fire department had
been notified to get on the job. She
sighed audibly when informed that the
country was still safe.
H.' II. Haas, candidate for Mayor,
became reminiscent over the spectacle,
When a boy in Kentucky fie witness-
ed for the first time the aurora boreal-1
is. He had been to church and was
uining home a,ne;
I had more,
than a mile to walk,"said Mr. Haas,
"I saw the light in the northern sky- wag endorsed bv the busIness men fol
and then I thought of ghosts. The .... , .
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enon, witnessed only at nigm, ana sup ;
posea lo oi eieciric or. gin. mis:
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snecses of light usually appears m;
awonH;n, tnwrH tl,- 7pnith i
from a dusky line or bank, a few !
degrees above the northern horizon;'
when reaching south beyond thej
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l. rA.n ifhnt 10 so i iai tha r. i
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ward which the dipping-needle points.
Occasionally the aurora appears
tan arch of light across the heavens
from east to west. Sometimes is as-
nmps a wnw anDearance. and the
ttelreams 0f jT.ght are
mmv daner. Thev assume a var-
-f from ; pale red or yel.
. a de or blood colorv
SCHUCHERT TO FORM
NEW BAND TONIGHT
Twenty-nine Musicians Ready to
Join New Organization,
The meeting to organize the new
Schuchert band of this city, will be
held this evening. Dr. C. E. Schuchert
said yesterday. . Twenty-nine musir
cians Jiave offered their services, but
whether all will be able to qualify
and find time for practice will be de
cided at the meeting tonight.
Dr. SchuehcTt, who has just return
ed from tht training camp, having re-
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The above picture shmvs the clii-. rs of the r.rillsh nrmivs, Cenernl Sir Ioi:Ijis Univ. the cmimnftler in chief of
ul! the lirltish foiv.-s on th western front, on the left, and General Sir Henry Wilson. t!n newly appointed hief of
the imperial general stall, h.-sltle l.ini. They are leaving a meeting of the interallied w:ir conferem-e at Versailles
which they attended as Great Uritain's n-presentatives. At the right Is Gen. Tasker II. Uliss. Anu ri. an chief of ftnff
I r Drt sent si live." of Anieria at i!h- iitcralliod council " - - -
THREE CANDIDATES MECHANICS IN DRAFT
FILED YESTERDAYlMAY YETVOLUNTEER
Race for Mayor Between Haas!
and Limbaugh 2 Days Yet
Three candidates for commissioners!
yesterday filed their petitions in the j
city clerk's office, formally announc- j
ing that they will be in the race at
the city primaries, March 10. The
three are Dr. C. E. Schuchcrt, August
H. Ruesskamp and Louis Wittmor.
The latteT only devoted a few days
to getting signatures for his peti
tion. He started last Monday after
noon and within a few hours had
more than provided by the law to
make the petition valid.
Indications are that the race . for
Mayor will be a contest between rl.
w Haas and Kush H. Limbausrh. who
-eek. Only two days remain w ithin
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wh,ch the candidates may file their
petitions, and with no other candi-
for r -n siKhtf Jt appears
certain that these two men will be
'tl,. n-r-mtc fAr int nflTif-e.
A niKAnf 'nztfirfnv .
x. lumui vuiiiib ...
that w H. CoerVcr. the Broadway,
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dniggist, would withdraw from the
race. He denied this, however, when
asked last night, and said he' would
fic h;s petition either this afternoon
or tomorrow morning. He said he I
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had the slfrnature9 of several nun-.
voters on his petition and had
stepped in the ring to stay; The other
T. J. Shorb and E. P. Ellis. !
The other city candidates have not
vet filed their petitions. All are still ,
circulating their petitions in an effort!
to get as many signatures as poss-j
hie before formally becoming candi-i1
dates. S aturday is the last day on i
which these petitions may be filed in
the city clerk's office. The law pro-j
vides that they must be filed at least
ten days before the primary, which
has been fixed for March 19.
ceived. his discharge , as bandmaster,
said yesterday he was confident the
new band would be a success. At the
present time, he said, there was not a
single band in whole Southeast Mis
souri, and such an organization was
just as much in demand during war
time as during peace.
Many of the old members of the
band which was mustered in as . the
regimental band of the Sixth
souri,-have agreed to return to thej had rot received the notice,due to the
new organization. D r. Schuchert will fact that hi? mail had not been for
also try to get several goed musicians 'warded to him as he had. instructed
from some toims in the lower coun-jto do, whtn he left for Clarkton a
Jackson Youth First in County
to Answer List Volun
Adolph Paar, a mechanic and elec-
trician and son of Judge William
Paar, of Jackson, is the first Cape
Girardeau County man to respond to
the emergency call of the War De
partment for mechanics and similar
skilled workmen. He has been ac
cepted for military service and will
probably leave next Monday for Kel
ly Field, San Antonio, Tex. He has
joined the signa corps for electric
ians. Missouri has born called upon to
furnish at least 475 volunteers for
this emergency call. Two hundred
and fifty gunsmiths and typewriter
mechanics, 150 engine and automobile
mechanics and 75 electricians for the
signal coips of the aviation section
are expected to be furnished by Mis
souri. All local boards have been notified
that men who are in the draft and
found physically fit for military ser-
l. .t r.nwt ni, t,Al..n(Mo
vji.tr, uc n.i.?r'i.vu uiuiiircio
in these branches un till March 8
After that day men will be drafted
for the purpose of tilling the posi-!
tions. Each county has been allotted
a number of men in these three see-
tions. and should the county fail to
t its ta of voiunteers the draft
board w ill induct the missing number
Harry C.erst, one of the men, w ho i
'were ordered to the training camp I
i., Vondnv. is threntenpd to be
, , j.f v; r.-i !
to resPond to the cal1 ,ist Mon" i
day. Gerst, who has been woikmgjof a chauffeur, while the defense's
(in Seattle, Wash., was notified that
he had been drafted, but up to tneithe boys fault who ran directly in
present .time has failed to -commum-1 front of the machine. The boy, ac,
cate with the local board. Blucher jcordinf, to the testimony of his fath
Sperling, secretary of the board, an-jer ha8 been maimed for life.'
nouneed yesterday that the board In d:rect opposition to the outcome
would turn tJhe draftee over to theL tu- vnrns Ham.n suit stood the
adjutant general to be treated as a
deserter, if he were not heard from
within the next two days.
Albert Watkins, another of the last
draft contingent, who also failed to
answer the call last Monday, has
come home and reported to the draft
board. He will be sent to the train
ing camp next Monday.
jtne iacx eiaoi eia eioaiociaoeioaeiao
i x m a . x 9 A t a . a 1
few weeks ago.
EUGAS JURY FAILS!
TA TIP 1 PII ITPnrfcTrT'I''lom'n V'ar t'1(ss " American
1U ilLnLn YCllUlLl
Parmenter Damage Suit Goes
to Ste. Genevieve on
Change of Venue.
After taking its first ballot Wednes
day the jury which had been chosen
to decide the damage suit brought
against T. C. Eugas by Fred Good
win and his son, Bruce, 10 years old,
refused to change its view ami re
mained divided causing its discharge j
yesterday noon by Judge Snider, whoj
was informed that there was no chan-j
ce to reach a verdict.
The jury ,it is understood, stood
seven to five in favor of the defend
ants. This is said to have been show n
by the first ballot taken Wednesday
afternoon after a short deliberation.
The evidence produced in the case ,
was thoroughly discussed and several.
other ballots were takeh. but the ju-
rors stood pat on their original votev
The case was given to the jury
Wednesdav noon, and when the doz
en failed to return a verdict by five : r submarine in the last week ac
o'clock that evening. Judge Snider; cording to the admiralty report last
dismissed them w'-th instructions to nipht Of these ships, twelve were
sume their deliberations. 1 he jurors
were called out of the room by Judge
Snider yesterday forenoon, and
nouneed that thev were unable
reach a verdict.
When Sheriff Hutson went to the
room to take the jurv before the.
, Judge he found the twelve men seat
ed on their chairs, which were t'lted
against the wall. Not a word was be-
ing passed when the sheriff opened
.1 i rrl . it .1 1
the door. The jury was then discharg-
ed aniT a new trial ordered by the
his son asked ;,WUay oy i.ewis .Mxon, snipDuiuier, ai
f or in ;rjes th boy received Dec
7, 1015, when he was run over by
E'ugas' automobile "driven by his son,
Lloyd Eugas. The plaintifTs
torneys attempted to prove that thej
at.c;tient was caused by the negligence j
j pl.:a .vas that the acc;(;ent was due Jo
decision in the'easejof Lee Hunter
against Murry Phillips of New Mad
rid for the payment of two notes. Af
ter hearing the evidence tie jury
composed largely of the same, men
who.had disagreed on the Eugas case,
retired,' returning with a verdict in
less than 5 minutes.The finding was in
He said hejfavor 0f tne defendant . A sum of
; $340 was involved in this case.
Mrs. Eva Thompson was granted
a decree of divorce from her husband.
Posy Thompson on the grounds that
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600' GERMANS IN
General Pershing, U. S. Command
er in France, to Receive French
War Cross U. S. Soldiers now
in Third. Sector
18 BRITISH MERCHANTMEN
SUNK BY U-BOATS IN WEEK
Loss Same as Last Week Senate
Passes $500,000,000 War Fin
ance Bill by Big Majority Only
Three Oppose it.
.WITH THK AMKRR'AX ARMY IX
captured by the United States forces in a surprise raid by the Germans.
J which was brill:antly reject e! by tht Sammies, w ho fouj'ht like veterans,
j Their counter-attack resulted in a complete !efeat of the enemy. This
paid carried out principally by Havarian 'troops revealed tho fact that the
(Americans are now holding a third si tor on th. battle front in Kiance.
General Peihinsr, it nas been suiiircsted by all:el leaders, will be decor
atel with the War Cross in recognition of his valuable services as Con-
: mandt r of the United States troops.
iknmvn lurinrthis visit on the front,
United States general.
j The first sector Jheld by the UritedStates troops in thf western front,
j was nortihwest of Toul, where bitter (ijrhting hs been in iiogress recent
Mr. Then came the revelation that regiments of the American expedi
tionary fores were entrenched in tfie Chojiiiri des dames sector. Th
; tha i has been revealed by the latest raid mi the allied Vims.
LONDON', .March 7. A heavy raid, j
under protection of a barrage. wsj
directed against HritiJi troops nearj
Epehy last night. Field Marshall
Haig reported to the War Oflfico to
day. The raid, he said, w: repulsed.
South of Hois Grenier, he reported,
an,i east 0f Poelcapelle, the enemy
was equally unsuccessful.
In the valley of the Pcarve, west
of Lens and east of Ypres. the enemy
artillerv was active.
In the Ntuve Chappelle sector
.UnrtK- Kfr rhw. ...n.
siderahle artilrtjy filing.
LOXDCfc', March 7. Kighteen Brit
ish merchantnient were sunk bv mine
that tonnage. No fishing craft were
The losses were the same as
previous week, w ith respect to num
ber of merchantmen sunk. In the pre
vious week, however, fourteen of tht
eighteen vessels destroyed were of
more than 1,600 tons. ,
j NLv lOKK,
flage of ships is a useless art. ac-1
cording to a statement made yester-
the luncheon of the Brooklyn Cham -
ber of Commerce.
Asserting that the shipbuilders
greatest need today is labor. Nixon
predicted that th warring nations,
when peace is declared, will mobilize
i labor just as they had mobil -ed their
man strength for military a tivities. ! during the last two years under the
"The Germans are inventive. They ! unfavorahle weather. The Butler
are desperate, and they are relying County Fair has always been .held
on the submarines," said Nixon. "The; during, the latter part of October,
peculiar coloring of our ships, known J Other cities are said to have suffered
as camouflage, is of no avail, be-i under the same conditions, an'd there
cause they have invented a periseop? j for. decided to drop out of the cir-
that reveals the ship in outline, re-
gardless of coloring.
WASHINGTON, March 7. The
$500,000,000 war finance corporation
bill passed the senate today by a
vote of 74 to 3. '
AMSTERDAM, March 7. Official
announcement was made in BerPn
today of the signing of a peace treaty
between Germany and Finland, andithe Cape County Fair Association.
also of trade and. shipping agree -
ments and a supplementary- protocol,
r The treaty was sigji-d at noon today,
KIIAXCK. About 60ft C-rman were
I'reniier ( lemenceau. who Tinn.l ih.
soldiers a few davs atro. let it be
that h e would likewise distinguish the
SHORT SHIP CIRCUIT
OUT OF EXISTENCE
New Fair Organization, with
Cape as Member Formed
at Poplar Bluff.
Thr Missouri mid Arkansas Short
Shio Fair Circuit went out of exist
ence Wednesday uhn representatives
r th; rrr ;-. r,
j Poplar l:lu.T to discu.-s the plans for
jtho future of Southeast .Missouri
j fairs. A new organization, the name
iof which will be detei mined later."
formed with onlv a few cities
of Southeast Missouri as members.
new fair organization w'as
I started with Cape Girardeau. Sikes-
ton. Poplar IIlufT. and Kennett - as
members. R. F. Jones, of Kennett,
and T. A. Wilson, of Sikeston, were
elected president and sreretary, re
spectively. These four cities will com
plete the organization at a later meet
ing when the name and others mem
bers will he annotined by the officers.
Piggott and Paragould in Arkansas
and Caruthersville were not repre-
rsnted at the meeting in Poplar Pduff
Wednesday. Jone.-bro, Ark.,
J dropped out of the circuit last year.
anl as an independent fair mad a
1 hig failure. It is b-lieved this city
jw'll a-k for admission into the new-
j it was brought out at the meeting
ednesday that several towns -had
t.nduc -ted their fairs at a heaTy loss.
; Poplar P.lufT, especially has suffered
The next meeting w ill be subject to
a call of the president of the new
organization. It is certain the meet
ing will be held in the very hear fu
ture to draw up necessary plans for
the further existence of the new or
ganization and work out some new
suggestions made at the meeting in
Rodney G. Whitelaw, secretary of
j was the lcal representative at tli
meeting in. Poplar Bluff. He returned
from the meeting yesterday. :