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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, MARCH 21, 1918
C. G J. TO RESUME
U. S. ASSISTANCE
DUTCH PORTS TO
FOR SHIP SEIZURE
HEARS WHY CAPE
Business Men Tell of Unsan
itary Conditions at Pres
Pierce British Lines at Sev
eral Points in
ww. id Appropria-
OAKRIDGS AND DAISY
WANT TRAIN OPERATED
Tell State Officer of Damage
Suffered by Discontinuance
of C. (. N. Service
An appropriation will be asked of
the United States Government for the
Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad for
the restoration of service on that road
liotwoen Jackson and Periyville and
the request will he submitted with the
recommendation of the Public Service
Commission. This was the result of
the public hearing held yesterday by
Commissioner E. J. Bean of the State
Public Service Commission at the
courthouse, where a number of busi
ness men and farmers of the north
western section of the county testified
as to the necessity of the re-establishment
of the railroad service on the
Cape GirardiJu; Northern Railroad.
The amount of the appropriation
will be? governed by the cost cf repairs
needed in order to put that branch of
the railroad in safe condition. Accor
ding to the etimatc of C. B. Bee, chief
rate expert of the Public Service Com
mission, who attended the hearing, it
will reqquire at least $7,500 to put the
Jackson-Perryville lin in such a condi
tion that a train can safely travel over
the road. Commissioner Bean assur
ed Major Giboney Houck, who repre
sented the railroad at the hearing tiiat
he would recommend to Director Gen
eral MeAdon the appropriation of such
a sum. as would be needed to make
Via wi :"4- nnnADCH mna I !
ort;nn of the railroad.
A number of business men and far-
iiipr of 0?i Ridtre and Daisv tetified
at the hearing. Their testimony
showed that the re-opening of the line j
was necessarv in order to offer the
farmeis and cattlemen of that section
of the county a way to market for
Timber, cattle, flour
: :id grain, the testimony showed, was j
shinned 5-1 great loads from that part !
o." the wiv.ty. j
T. R. Trites. a live stock dealer of,
!;;i.-y testified that he suffered heavy
losses since the trains on the Jackson.
Ferr"ville branch had been disc.ontin-'
ued l.-vst July. Owing to the lark of '
railroad facilities, he paid, he was com-
pelled to drive
hi:-- stock for miles, be-
reach a shinning point.
- !e said, he lost sov-
100 v.-h:ch h '
;sy t.i Jrickson.
' " st3t,on- " re
, e testified to get the ;
i: ides the los
he was in aired by i
t of tlie other animals ;
the .s.; cf v.ei
He esti na'el his annual shipments of!
cattle r,t ioo car loads. !
M. L. Morton who was station ngent j
if llnicr lint f tli enrvwo "ia slicrnn- 1
tir.ued. testified as to the number of I
carloads of freight shipped to and from j
Daisv during the vear. He agreed j
that the incoming freight did not ex
ceed 40 carloads a vear.
Others who were heard bv the com-
missioner were H. O. Williams, J. W.
Kinder, G. E. Statler, all of Oak
Ridge. They are merchants, who de-'
ponded solely upon the shipping ser -
vice of the Cape Giraideau Northern
to get their stock for their stores. On-
lv a few trains had been ooerated since
the service was cut off, and they were 4
compelled to pay $P,0 for a car from j
Jarkson to anv noint on the road. Au-
tomobile trucks, running between the
various towns of the northwestern sec.
tion of the county they said offered
inadequate service, because their
oration was governed by the weather
Ree told of the inspection trip
he had made over the various branches !
of the Cape Girardeau Northern dur
ing the last week, end said in his
opinion it would require at least ST. -
r00 as an initial exjienditure to re
vamp the Jaekson-rerryvi'le line and
an additional sum of about $20,000
to put the road in fair condition.
The Anccll-Jackson branch, he;
said, was in fair condition and the
firight facilities were as good as they
(Continued on page 4.)
U. S. Commandeers Vessels
of 250,000 Tons for
4 ON U. S. DESTROYER
KILLED IN EXPLOSION
Two Missourians Injured on lost
Boat Commander Also
BERLIN, Mach 21. A blockade of
all Dutch seaports will be the resist of
the seizure by the United States of the
Dutch ships in American ports, it was
predicted here today. The govern
ment of the Netherlands, it was said,
will be forced to bear the consevuen
ee? of consenting to the action of the
allies and the United States.
According to advices from The Ha.?
ue, Premier Loudon of the Netherlands
is not in accord with the action of the
United States and is quoted a. having
said that the policy of the United Sta
tes was "all but benevolent."
NEW YORK, March 21. All Dutch
shipping in the port of New York was
Forty-two steamships owned by Hol
land are in the port of New York ac
coring to customs officials.
The largest vessel seized here today
registered 12,521 gross tons. The
gross tonnage of the Dutch vessels in
thevicinitvof New York w.,3 estima -
ted by one official today as 2."0,000 tons
LONDON, March .12. The Admir
alty reports the loss by mine cr sub
marine of seventeen Rritish merchant -
I men last week. Of these eleven were
of fi0Q tons or more and six under;
Two fishing vessels were lost. Ele
ven merchantmen we-e unsuccessfully
wi.rmT.Tnv m I, ,
!,cion " f a (iCDlh J'rL rboard'the Am- i
tlio ve. !
sei colliled with a Rritish warship in i
Kuronean waters. March lf killed the
American comm?nuer ani in ree era.s-
ted men and wounded 11 others. Roth 1
In announcing the accident today,;
a . . i til i. ., i
the Navy Department gave no further:
drail- ar.d withheld the locatiin. !
Lieutenant Ccmmander Richard He-
Call Kiliott Jr. wr. kil ed. !
C larence F. Dechenne of Joplin and Rollinger, Madiscn, New Madrid.Pem
A. V.r. Cecil of St. Louis were the TJis-iscot Dunklin Reynolds Wayne Rut-
sourians on the vessel reported seri-
(.Uslv iniured. '
ROME, March 21. Italian troops
penetrated the enemy positions along
'the Kile sector today :'if !ietin.g casu-j
alitics and capturing prisoners and wa
materials th-j War Of.ic" reportetl.
DLl I Eft :
BE SUPPLIED IN CITY
State Commissiocer Gets Com
pfom (,. 0ffifia,s
on Bad Water.
A complaint against the Missodri Louis Weber, Perry county.
Public Utilities Co. for supplying thetM. N. Gibson, Pemiscot county,
citv with unsanitary water yesterday i I. L. Smith, Ripley county.
afternoon caused State Public Service ,
! Commissioner Rean to call on the local Henry Deal, Rutler county.
! officials of the company to determine ; R. C. Davis, Mississippi county.
the cause cf the present condition of jO. O. O'Dell, Reynolds county,
lthe water. City Counselor KnehansjW. H. Stubbltf.eld Scott county,
I appealed to the commissioner at the! John Clark. Carter county,
j suggestion of Mayor Hirsch in an ef-!Sam J. McMinn. Bollinger county,
! fort to have the company supply bet-; H. G. Napper, Dunklin county.
Commissioner Rean said he
never been offered such water
: drinking purposes as he had seen in
j this city. He expressed surprise
J when he was told by the cily co'taseior
op-'t!v;i the condition of th w t-r bd
J even been worse several ia.. a lust
Iw.ek. He called at th" oi ; of the
water company and askV that tnisj
c ondition be remed .-d iiemediaTC-c.
A. Hart, i'-ner.-.l r. i.-ger of the
Mnouri Public Uti"tit' Co. aid
I'. - jiM r.ot expia-i 1!. : condition . f :he
water in the city. He said it left the"
water plant in as clear a condition as
water was ever seen. He beiieved it
was due to mud in the pipes and said
he believed the sedifent in the pipes
' . 1 1 1 1 1 4 1. - 1
nan. DCen wasneu muse u me neavj
flushing of the pipes by the firemen,
when they tested the fireplugs.
DRAWN FOR APRIL
i Three Men From Cape County
on Grand Jury List Heavy
Three men of Cape Girardeau Coun
ty are on the list cf those from whom
the federal grand jury for the April
term beginning April S, will be selec-
ted, and four men on the list of petit
jjrors Ior u'1 M"a lt,," 1 "
wideau County men on the grand
iurv list are llarrv L. Albeit of this
city Charles Penny of Oak Kid-c r.nd
cm r., u..,w r io.'-ca-, Tho four
, . . . (. v - ' ' , , I the members of the hoard declare, a
mcn " tie P'lt JUrj i Alfred Schrader, Clyde H. Riumback
Ransom and C. K. Kage of this city. jJosepn Meyer, C,uy K. Anderson, El-! ! "-onal canva.s will be made through
W. C. Cracraft of Jackson ar.d F. K.imer J. Probst., Ollie Jacobs, Alvinjout the city.
McDonald, who lives in the country,
The remaining forty six imispectiv
jurors were drawn from S
Stoddard Scott Mississippi
ler and Ripley County,
The criminal docket of the April
term of the federal court is much iieav
er than usual due to the numerous
rests on charges of draft evasion e
1 vio'ation of the espionage act. A spe-
' ciai prosecutor has been employed byj
'the government to handle these rises. :
: Nearly "0 have been arrested in South- j
jenst Missouri cn charges of violating;
i thse two federfl acts. Some wire re j
! leased on bonds while 18 are held in
'the city jail awaiting their trial.
' The following were drawn for the
g:-and jury services for the coming!
j term :
iD. M. P.rov.n. Shannon county.
J. R. Camahan, Wayne county.
George Crain Stoddard county.
George O. Smith. Madison county.
McCoid, New Madrid county.
Rodgers Scott county.
'ohn W. Rell, Mississippi county.
C. Y". Tetwiller, Cutler county.
A. F. Moore, New Madrid county.
Charles Dorroh, Pemiscot county.
The petit jurors are:
L. A. Tickell, Jr., New Madrid county.
A. M. Allen, Dunklin county.
M. S. Hrrris, Rollinger county.
L. m. cowman, ariea coun.
R. Jovce. Soott county.
F. M Foley, -Mississippi county.
Gecrge Knoll. Cutler county.
M. L. Cope'and, Reynolls county.
-raas A. Phillips, Perry county.
R. T. Coppage, Pemiscot county.
E. C. White, Ripley county.
C. J. Relken, Madiscn county
C. W. Chilton Wayne county.
Jesse Jones, Shannon county.
Albert H. Carter, Stoddard county.
CAPE COUNTY MUST 'LIBRARY APPEALS
FURNISH 9 MARCH 29F0R CONTRIBUTIONS
Cape County's Quota of Special i Letters Sent to Citizens Asking
Call Issued by U.S. War j to Join Library Associ
Department. j Ation This Year.
Nine draft men of Cape Girardeau!
County have been oidered to leave for'the residents of this city to contribute
the training camp about March 2!), the
imembers of the local board announced
j yesterday upon receiving notice irom
tine aujuiam jciitiv luci. uui nv
apportionment of the county
j specia, calI annouriced by the War De-
nartment. The day of the men's
I parture will be fixed later by the lo -
i i no 1 1 1 c rin 2i r - r.ii ii 11 ii hilc.
ine nine men are
Kiehne and Cenhas Kstes.
e; Tn.s number of men is tape i.irar -
dean County's ouota of the 1,1 10 Mis -
1 , ' . ,
souri must furnish for the special
draft call. This call was made in or-
der to fill the missing number of men
!of the first draft call and also supply
j some for the second draft call. Over!
li.VOOO men of all States, exclusive ofixvilJ constitute the three classe s of
Minnesota and Iowa have been order
and;eil to the training camps on this spe- j
SOLDIER RETFRNS FROM
utv TH HVIVC f'lMP1
William Mantx Released From
tary Service Not Physi-
William Mantz, of near Millerville, ,
who was recently sent to Fort Riley j
has returned from the training campj
j having been rejected because of physi-1
jcal (Usability. The young man arriv-
j ed home yesterday having received his j
'discharge from the army.
Mantz was among the 18 young men j
who were sent to Fort Riley 2 months i
ago. This contingent was the only
one ordered to Fort Riley while the
others from Cape Co. were all sent!
to Camp Funston.
sv ATP. P iSSFS nil.l. FIXING
j 1918 WHEAT PRICE AT $2 50
WASHINGTON, March 21. The
agricultural appropriation bill, with
the Gore amendment increasing the wish it welcome.
101S Government guaranteed wheat Mr. Kuss' small son was out i nthe
price to $2.50, was passed late today woods a few days ago, when he dis
bv 'he S.v.Te. covered the bird, sitting on a log over
It now goes to conference between! a creek, looking for fish. The lad
rhp two houses, where there will be
'another fight over the wheat price.
jjohn. F. Sites, Bollinger county.
! John F. Jordon, Butler county.
John A. Cunningham Pemiscot county,
j William Warmack, Wayne county.
E. S. Workman, New Madrid, county.
. Charles M. Wiley, Scott county.
I Walter White, . Stoddard county.
: I. H. Dunaway, Scott county.
1 James L. Byard, Mississippi county.
I F. F. Fish, Perry county.
J. E. Rice, Dunklin county.
A general appeal has been made to
j to the mai
. . , ,, , , . -i
aintenance of the Public Lib-
rary, and yesterday letters were sent
fey the bom, of thg institution
asking for? voluntary cor.i ibutions.(ed for the hau'ing of the building ma-
At lea-st $1,200 must be raised forjterial, were ienianUd at the present)
the library to defray the expense
.the library and if the appeal to the
(people does not realize that amount
. . ... .
The plan is to establish a library
.Mavor nirscn. Councilman .-vrinur
; i ti w:th three classes of
j , , ... , , ...
members, who will be classil.
ied in ac-
j ."ouo- ......
i 1 1. e ai
j tribution. Patrons at $10 or more an-
I nua'ly, contributing members at ?
and asso"iate memebrs at $1 a year
,ernbors of tho association.
At a recent meeting of the Library )
Roard, in which four new members1
were elected, past work was reviewed ,
ieadinr to the conclusion mat tne resi-
' librarv had become an educational ne-!
jcessity, and for that reason the mem-
I hers of the librarv board looked ahead ;
with much more confidence.
AT CAPE BANKERS
g jrfj raptured by Young Kuss is
p,aced 0Q Exhibition
Henry Kuss. the well-known far-
mer living on the Rloomficld road, pre-
sented the Farmeis and Merchants
bank with a ''Shitepoke" two days ago.
i 'i'he big bird resented the attention it
j received at the bank and pecked at
a number of persons who called to
threw a club ?.t the bird ami hit it on
the back. The blow stunned it tem
porarily and young Kuss caught the
bird before it could recover and fly
The "Shitepoke'' is sometimes
called a water rail. It is about as
large as a small chicken hen, has long
legs and a beak that resembles a
spear. It tried to spear everyone
who came within reach of its , bay
onet. The bank has decided to turn
the bird loose, because it refuses to
BY HEAVY TRAFFIC
Mcidoo To Get Copy of Testi
monyFrisco Asks to Delay
Erection of Depot.
Rusiness and pi of essu nal men ap
peared before State Public Service
Commissioner Mean yesterday after
noon to testify in. the hearing, in
which the official gathered evidence to
determine whether the Frisco passon-
ger station should Ik- built at this time
or whether the construction of the
building be postponed till the war has
been settled. The genera? opinion as
expressel in the testimony of the wit
nesses was that the present building !
was inadequate and that a new build-' dense smoke barrage, the Germans
ing was most necessary at this time, pushed their lines forward. The right
Several witnesses emphasized that the flank of the Rritish positions appeared
sanitr.ry conditions around the present the objective of the enemy and at sev
station not considering the congestion eral points the Rritish troops were
of traffic at all. wnrrante! the immed-
iate buiiling of the station. The attack was opened at once a
Commissioner Rean made no deci- short distance below the Scarpe River
sion, hut asked that the railroad pre- east to La Fere in the Mcssines region
sent its counter-evidence" within five and along the lines between Fkubaix
lays. Several railroad officials were and Armentieies. The sky was over
present at the hearing, but none was cast ;ui ohset vatiou from the aero-
heard as a witness. The questions
asked of the witnesses for the citv bv;diers fouunl cou; aivuslv and where
N. A. Mozlev.
attorney for the
j tne inference that the rrisco,
nvou fl jieai inai ine erection or me
. . ....
local passenger station should he p"st-
ponerl until the war was over, and that
the freight cars, which might he need-
i government shipments.
Aliss Iten. the hx-ai se'n o" ,-.urse de-
Iten. the local sch
scribed the condition in which
found the washroom for women
absence of wp-shbowls and other :
tary supplies made the washroom morefding Dunkirk this morning when they
objectionable than the general condi-; re attacked by Fieneh and Rritish
Jtion of the floor.
T ... w n r.t. i. i... i
F. Davis, Louis Wittmor. Fd Regen-'"'"1 brought safely into harb. r.
hardt. Prof. Y. W. Martin and am ; Two Rritish. and three French de
Sherman were the witnesses in be-; stroyers participated in the engage-
half of the citv :is in the neee--sitv o
immediate erection of the passenger;
depot. All agreed that the present,
conditions were such that the station
was wholly inadequate to r jcomo.late
the heavy pa-senger traffic on the
Prof. Martin told of the undescrib-
jime ci:nte.-iior! jii i ne m.iimim imeio
e coming ar.d leaving f the students
of the Normal.
Of ! co ifus
I iarr dmine- the oonv..;on-s this
Irity. which were atfea-Ir l by p:v;.raU
of people from So'itii.-i. t Mi-Fot-ri.
During these days, he said, the plat
form was crowded to such an extent
that it was difficult for the passen
gers to move about. The heavy bag-
gage fdded to the congestion. He a'- j
so pointed to the danger arising from
the fact that the passengers had to
walk around the tiain for a distance
of loO feet before they could reach any
convevr.nce to take them to the citv.
Judge Davis. Rohnsack and Shor -
man testified as to the sanitary con -
ditions in the stations in the station
building. Sherman asserted he could
not enter the washrooms without a
gas mek. This prompted Attorney
Mozley to ask the question whether
he had entered a perfumed wa-hroom
in any railroad station.
A plat of the building was shown
by Ed Regenhardt for the purpose of
offsettiner the argument of the rail
road that the present building could
be extended- Regenhardt was of the
opinion that the tracks would not per
mit such an extension, as the station
was wedged in between the main line
and the branch lines running to the
It was also shown that the increas -
ing passenger traffic demanded a lar
ger building. Cape Girardeau, it was ;
brought out by the witnesses, was the j trains.
terminus of several branch line3. and , transcript of the testimony given
as a result many from the lower coun- 'yesterday together with a reeommen
ties were compelled to remain at theMiutj0n of the State Tublic Service
station to make connections either Commission will be forwarded to Dir
with the incoming or the outgoingect0r General McAdoo. .
FOUR GERMAN SHIPS
SUNK IN SEA BATTLE
American Soldiers Victorious in
Hand to Hand Fi;ht
LONDON. .March 21. What
lie veil to be the fiercest battle
sir.ee the legiiining of the a is now Taping
along the western fivnt following the
vicious offensive j.vned this morning
thy the German troops. ihe lliitish
j were taken by surprise and in several
. i i : i
j inLir iiIie ttt:t V"
heavy onslaught of tr.e enemy. I he
roaring of the cannons on both sides
is audible in Dover, SI) miles from the
scene of the lighting.
The Germans began their drive at
." o'clock this morning. Aided by a
forced to retreat.
planes was difficult. The Rritish sol-
! necessary retreated in order.
Later is was reported tin? t.crmans
were s.uvanciiig on .-i. tuenun i;:ntre.
cn the edge oi t:ie ( amoral salient and
: also through the GanHiewood. in the
same sector and through the briek-
i fields near Croisi!le-Sur Viller?.
M .IM).. .:aivli .... I wo enemy
; destroyers and two torpedo boats are
- believed to have heen sunk in action
off Dunkirk, the Rritish admira'ty
The German waiships were bombar-
j naval fimv.
ainni u-.-m i t-i .-u.i. u."uti.
,. fi.it;i, .h.vt,-.,v.. .h.ml It
W 1TH THE AMFRK A N A R M Y 1 N
FRANCE. .March :;0 .American troops
in thi; Luneville region successfully
raided enemy trenches lute Tuesday
alter pulveiiz'ng the German defenses
in an artillery preparation which
shook buildings for miles in the tear.
LONDON. March 22. Three addi-
- u,,n;l! l(,'V!,s 111 1 :-"'t'e WCT
j captured by the Rrtish it was an-
noume today. A counter-attack by
1 lne msh lorces repu.se,!
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COUNCIL DID NOT
MEET LAST NIGHT
Lack of Quorum Prevents Meet
ing to Receive Official
1 The special meeting of the city coun
ril was ca'led off last night owing to
jp .M. 0f a quorum of member. The
meeting had been called by Mayor
i njrs,h for the specific purpt.se of re-
irpjvimr the nfiicial renort of the council
committee on the leturns of the pri
mary election. Only four members
; Were nrrsrnt. one less than
j.nv t)( constitute a quorum
The failure of the council to meet
last night wil1 have no effect upon the
official result of the election. The law
under which the commission for mof
government was enacted by the State
Legislature, requires on'y that the citj
c;e, k and a committee'of the city coun-
cilapprove the returns of the election
j judges, in order to make the result
stand as official.