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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JUNE 28, 1918
"DRY" IN A YEAR
ORDER IN WHICH
NET DRAFT MEN
OF CAPE NAMED
Somewhere in the U. S. A.
TAKEN IN DRIVE
IN NORTH ITALY
Colored Youth Of Jackson Is
First One's Number
BEGAN BIG LOTTERY
Registrants Affected By Yester
day's Drawing May Be Call
ed In Near Future
The drawing of the numbers of the
regestrants of this year was carried
out in the same manner as was the
proceedure a year ago. Secretary of
War Baker drew the first number
from the box, in vhich the numbers
The first number drawn in Wash
ington was held in this county by a
colored youth, Dewitt Rollins, who
registered at Jackson. Only 208 of
the numbers drawn at Washington
applied to this county for the reason
that this was the number of regis-j
In selecting these men, it is the
general opinion now the same course
will be pursued as was in previous
calls. The men will be called for a
physical examination after sending in
their questionnaires and receiving
their classification by the local board
They will not be called into service
however, until the present Class One
A has been drafted into service.
Below appear the names of the
registrants of this county giving
them in the order in which their num
kt.f;8 drawn in Washington:
Dewitt Rollins, colored, Jackson.
- August Voshage, Jackson.
Clete Sams, Neely's Landing.
Arthur Heartling, Altenburg.
Raymond M. Sachse, Jackson.
Ora Niswanger, Millersville.
Louis J. Schultz, Cape.
John C. Clippard, Oak Ridge.
Charles W. Seitz, Cape.
Dick B. Russell, Jackson.
Raymond T. Simpson, Cape.
Henry A. Puchbauer, Jackson.
Golden Walker, Cape.
Monroe G. Blumcoberg, Allenville.
William J. B. McBride, Cape.
Clarence J. Ste.vens, Cape.
Floyd M. Hicks, Delta.
William M. K. Jenkins, Advance.
Joseph M. Hinch, Cape.
Elmer F. Hobeck, Daisy.
Walter B. McGaugh, Cape
Leo R. Sander, Gordonville.
August E. R. Sievers, Jackson.
Charley McKinnis, Route 1, Cape.
Edward A. Schrader, Cape.
John R. Short, Jackson.
William C. Roberts, Jackson.
Louis C Cotner, Pocahontas.
Joseph E. Howard, Jackson.
Christian Renner, Biehle.
Amos Wilmot, Cape.
Monroe Mclntyre, Allenville.
John Edwin Godwin, Oak Ridge.
Edwin F. Brase, Jackson.
Rudolph H. Schoen, Pocahontas.
Austin F. Clark, Oak Ridge.
Pete Bird, Cape.
Thomas E. Johnson. Jackson.
John H. Balsman, Oak Ridge.
Frank Luebbers, Cape.
Glenn W. Dickerson, Jackson.
Roscoe Langston, Cape.
Harry Jones, Whitewater.
Emory C. Real, Oak Ridge.
Thomas A. Quade, Jackson.
William H. Schneider Jackson.
William H. Jacobs, Jackson.
Alois W. Zimmer, Cape.
Leo M. Greaser, Gordonville.
Walter A. Kiehne Gordonville.
Guy E. Martin, Cape.
George E. Caldwell, Fruitland.
August R. Leimbach. New Wells.
Herman R. Weisenborn, Advance.
Homer F. Stearns, Daisy.
Eldon Roberts, Daisy.
Albert Peacock, Bernie.
Walter T. Koenig, Pocahontas.
Jesse D. Crites, Daisy.
Elmo Parrott, Route 1, Cape.
James H. Harris, Delta.
Clarence Scheper, Jackson.
Amos A. Howard, Shawneetown.
Ernest H. Gerecke, Gordonville.
Walter W. Walker, Oak Ridge.
Adolph J. Wahl, Madison, Wis.
John W. Deneke, Gordonville.
Ira Richard Martin, Oak Ridge.
Earl Ervin, Cape.
Jess W. Singleton, Cape.
(Continued on page 3)
Drs. Porter field and Wilson
Accepted For Medical
SEVEN PHYSICIANS OF
CAPE NOW IN SERVICE
Others Have Applied For Commissions-Cape
Quota Is Nine
Drs. John D. Porterfield and E.H.G.
Wilson, both of this city, have been
notiled by the surgeon general of the
United States that they have been
commissioned captains in the medical
department of the national army.
They will receive their commissions
probably in six weeks or two months
with an order to report for duty.
They will probably be assigned to a
camp hospital before being sent to
France for duty behind the firing
With these two physicians commis
sioned as officers in the medical corps
Cape Girardeau County has already
furnished seven physicians for the
medical department of the army. The
county's quota is nine. Several oth
ers have already made application
and have been examined, but have not
yet been notified whether they will be
Dr. Wilson sent in his application
for a commission in the medical corps
about six weeks ago, while Dr. Por
terfield applied last winter. Both were
required to go to St. Louis for a phy
sical examination. Dr. Wilson is one
of the physicians appointed to exam
ine the applicants for the medical
Dr. Portereld enjoys the reputation
of being among the most accomplish
ed surgeons of Southeast Missouri.
He has performed a number of oper
ations that have attracted wide atten
tion, and is expected to make a splen
did record as an army surgeon.
Dr. Wilson is one of the most
promising young physician of this city
He has been active in government
work since the beginning of the war.
Besides being examining physician
for the medical officer applicants, he
was one of the" examiners of this
county for the medical advisory
board of this county.
LADIES MAKE GOOD
IN SAVINGS WORK
County Chairman Not Yet Cer
tain That Quota Has Been
The work of the women and the
response they are getting in the War
Savings canvass are very gratifying,
according to S. T. Neely, county
chairman of the War Savings Com
mittee. Definite figures cannot yet be given
to show how near Cape Girardeau is
to her quota of $230,000, of which on
ly $87,000 was taken during the hrst
half of the campaign.
In order to know where the govern
ment stands, it is necessary to know
how many stamps each person- al
ready owns. In some cases people
have refused to answer this question
going on the old-tfme presumption
that "This is my business and what s
my business is nobody's else busi
The chairman of the county War
Savings Committee received an offi
cial appointment from the Secretary
of the Treasury to deputize such peo
ple as he sees fit to do the work that
the government needs to have done in
this campaign. The women can
vassers are consequently duly author
ized agents of the United States gov
ernment, duly authorized to ask an
swers to the questions on the pledge
'There is no reason," Mr. Neely
says, "for anyone refusing to let his
government or the people that make
up and control that government
know how many government bonds
or stamps he owns unless it is be
cause he doesn't own enough of them.
Answers to this question will be in
sisted upon as something due the gov
ernment and the public."
THRIFT DAY WILL
BE OBSERVED TODAY
S. T. Neely Will Address 700
Students at the Normal on
Thrift Day will be observed today
at the Normal School, and in many of
the factories in town.
Mr. S. T. Neely, county chairman
of the War Savings Committee, will
speak to the 700 prospective teach
ers at the Normal on how they can
help in the government thrift and war
The fact that Liberty school, the
rural district that furnished the win
ner of the county rural school Thrift
Stamp essay contest, was the first
district to go "over the top" seems
to show that the patriotic work of
the school and community go hand
Foremen of the factories were seen
yesterday by the women and asked
to get pledges from their men today
in order that all may have an oppor
tunity to respond to the President's
MAN WHO ATTACKED
FOLK IS INDICTED
Ignatius Bauer of St. Louis To
Be Tried For Anonymous
St. Louis, June 27. Ignatius J.
Eauer, a Republican deputy sheriff
and secretary of the Retail Liquor
Dealers' Association of Missouri, was
indicted by the grand jury late yes
terday on a charge of distributing
anonymous political literature attack
ing the candidacy of Joseph W. Folk,
candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for United States Senator, it
became known today.
Judge Davis issued a bench war
rant and Bauer was arrested today
in the sheriffs office. He gave bond
for $200. When court opened in Di
vision No. 2, Court of Criminal Cor
rection, to which Bauer is assigned
as deputy sheriff, he was present.
Sheriff Weinbrenner was not at the
Municipal Courts and his son, Chief
Deputy Sheriff Weinbrenner, said his
father would have to decide whether
Bauer would be relieved from his post
Bauer's indictment was under the
act of October 6, 1917, of the gen
eral assembly of Missouri, making it
unl.ful to distribute anonymous
clrclars, pamphlets, etc., attacking
candidates for office. The bill was in
troduced in the lower house by Harry
B. Hawes of St. Louis.
The anonymous circular, of which
5,000, were ordered printed, was
headed, "Who' Put Missouri on the
Bum? Jos. W. Folk." The attack
was directed against Folk's supposed
action in enforcing the "blue laws"
and his supposed friendliness to prohibition.
NEW CHINA FACTORY
Will Decide Today What Steps
To Take to Induce Company
To Locate Here.
A meeting of the presidents of the
banks of this city was held yester
day afternoon at the executive offices
of the Commercial Club for the pur
pose of considering the financing of
the American China Co., which ex
pects to establish a factory in or
near this city within a short time. A
definite decision in this matter will
be reached this afternoon when the
bankers meet again.
The purpose of the meeting was
primarily to discuss whether any
funds should be raised for the initial
expenses of bringing the factory to
this city. It is customary, members
of the Commercial Club who are
sponsoring the new enterprise, say,
to offer some financial inducements
for an outside firm that wants to
locate a branch factory here.
According to the information that
has been sent to the Commercial
Club, the china factory will employ
at least 200 men and women. Cape
Girardeau is considered a favorable
location for the factory for the reason
that the material required for the
production of the chinaware is said
to be in the immediate vicinity of this
No site has as yet been selected
for the new factory, but it has been
suggested to erect the building im
mediately south of the city where a
number of other factories have been
in operation for years.
NOT BE CANDIDATE
Commercial Club Secretary As
serts He Never Was And
Wont be in Politics.
Harry L. Albert yesterday denied
that he had any aspirations for the
State Legislature as representative of
Cape Girardeau County. While he
admitted that he had been approached
by some Democrats of the county
with a view of becoming a candidate
I at the next election, he said he would
He dictated the following short
statement: "I never was in politics,
and am not in politics now and never
expect to be in politics."
The County Committee will meet
shortly after August sixth to se
lect the Democratic nominees for the
fall election. Some of the leading
Democrats suggested that Albert be
be placed on the Democratic ticket as
a candidate for State representative,
but he said he would not run tinder
SQUAD OF MARINES
TO BE HERE JULY 4
Will Participate in Homeguards
Big Celebration at Fair
A squad of United States marines
or probably more, will be sent here
to join in the big celebration of July
4, Harry L. Albert, secretary of the
Commercial Club, was notified in a
telegram from Lieut. Turin, in charge
of the recruiting work in the St.
Louis. district. The telegram came in
response to a letter written to Lieut.
Turin by Albert asking that at least
a squad of marines be here for the
Sen. Wilfley of St. Louis will be the
principal speaker on that day. He has
assured Capt. Allen Oliver of the
Home Guards Company that he would
be here to address the big meeting
in the afternoon.
A petition is now in circulation and
is being signed by all merchants urg
ing that all stotres . in the city be
closed July 4 and that all business
men join in the celebration to make
it the greatest patriotic event of the
The new band recently organized
by Dr. C. E. Schuchert will also par
ticipate in the celebration and lead
the parade to the Fairgrounds Park.
ROCK LEVEE BRIDGE
Span Across Diversion Channel
Not Likely to be Finished
TlVJ reconstruction of the tempo
rary bridge across the big diversion
channel on the Rock Levee Road has
been started following the completion
of the temporary span across the
Dutchtown road near Blomeyer. Sev
eral teams and a gang of workmen
have been hauling the piling for the
bridge. It is believed the temporary
structure will not be completed with
in less than two or three weeks.
Owing to the shortage of help tie
work is progressing slowly. A bridge
has been put over the small ditch
the Vogelsang Bros. Construction Co.
that has a contract for furnishing the
rock for the Rock Levee Road.
The temporary bridge across the
drainage channel below Dutchtown
was completed about a week ago, but
traffic has been permitted to cross the
bridge more than two weeks. The re
construction of this bridge was begun
first for the reason that the work
would require two weeks less time,
and it was the ndeavor of the coun
ty officers to re-establish a connection
with Scott County.,-' -
London Reports That Italians
Continne Their Gains On
CZAR STILL IN DARE
Submarines Again Terrorize U.
S. Waters-Kaiser Furious
Ofer Peace Talk
LONDON, June 27. The Italians
today continued their gains, captur
ing 600 Austrians in one sector. Near
San Dona di Piave the Italians cross
ed the river driving back the enemy
wto fled in great disorder. On the
lower Piave activities have been most
violent during the day.
LONDON, June 27. Italian activ
ity continues on the whole front, it
was learned authoritatively today.
Gen. Diaz is consolidating his posi
tions and regrouping his forces. The
Italians buried 14,000 Austrians in
two salients on the west bank of the
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS IN ITALY, June 27. Not a
single Austrian soldier now remains
on the west bank of the Piave. The
last groups have surrendered, one be
yond Musile, where the Italians
bombed the Austrians' seven machine
guns, and the other at Chicsan-Vova,
where 1500 prisoners were taken. The
Italians recaptured their lost guns
and ammunition, but all food, cloth
ing and other stores were gone.
PARIS, June 27. An agency dis
patch from Kieff. the way of Basle,
today purported to confirm the as
sassination of the former czar in
WASHINGTON, June 27. Rumors
that the czar has been assassinated
reached the State Department today
through Swedish press reports. These
quoted the Soviet government as say
ing that the reports need confirma
tion. AMSTERDAM. Juno 27. Grand
Duke Michael is heading an anti-revolutionary
movement in Turkestan in
favor of severance from Russia ac
cording to a Moscow disptach receiv
ed today via Berlin.
LONDON, June 27. The kaiseT
was furious when he learned of For
eign Secretary von KuehlmannV
speec hto the Reichstag and immedi
ately S(int ftiim a severe telegram,
said a Central News dispatch from
Gemian politics has been boiling
since the speeches of Chancellor von
Hertling and the German foreign
secretary have become public.
Many calls for the resignation of
the foreign secretary have been made
since he has incurred the enemity of
Gen. von Ludendorff.
The Deutsche Zeitung prints warm
comment on von Kuehlmann's speech
calling him a "defeatist, a traitor and
an ally of the international socialists
WASHINGTON. June 27. Further
consideration of the suffrage will not
be taken un in the senate until the
army bill has been disposed of. This
was brought about late this afternoon
when Senator Jones withdrew his
motion that the senate take up the
amendment instead of unfinished
business. The withdrawal interrupt
ed a two hour speech by Senator
Reed, speaking against the motion.
Before galleries filled largely with
women the senate had voted almost
unanimously to take up the resolu
Indicative of the interest in the
vote, 81 senators were on hand to
answer to their names.
AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 27.
Passengers arriving here today on a
Canadian steamer reported their ves
sel picked up S. O. S. calls from two
ships being pursued by submarines,
250 to 300 miles off the American
coast Tuesday .
The first message was sent out by
an unidentified steamer which report
Manufacture Of Beer To Be
Stopped 3 Months After
FAVORS MEASURE, 8:3
Wine And Whiskey Would be
Barred By Bill After
WASHINGTON, June 27. The en
tire prohibition question will be
fought out on the floor of the senate
The Agricultural Committee, by a
vote of 8 to 3 today incorporated in
the agricultural appropriation bill, as
a substitute for the Jones amendment
another drafted by Senator Norris,
which prohibits the sale of whiskey
or wine, or the manufacture of wine,
in the United States, after June 30,
1019. It also provides that the man
ufacture of beer in the United States
shall cease three months after the
passage of the bill.
The Norris substitute is regarded
as a concession to financial interests
of the country. Representatives of
banking interests told the committee
it is estimated there in $500,000,000
worth of whisky in bond in the coun
try on which they have pap-r valued
If the sale of this whisky should
he summarily stopped, they contend
ed, it would force into bankruptcy a
number of banks that have loaned
heavily on it. -
Senator Gore, chairman of the ag
ricultural committee, plans to report
the agricultural appropriation bill, to
which the prohibition legislation is
TROOP TRAIN PASSED THROUGH
CITY EARLY THIS MORNING.
Train With 1" Coaches Takes Draft
Men to Southern Training
A special train with 15 coaches
passed through the Cape early this
morning shortly before 2 o'clock. It
contained several hundred draft men,
among them a great number of sol
diers in uniforms, all from St. Louis.
They were said to be on their way
to Camp PikeArk.
The boys were in high spirits dis
playing great eagerness to get to the
camp and get ready for the big bat
tles in Europe. Banners denouncing
the kaiser and reflecting the. many
intents of the young soldiers wheit
they reach France decorated the
ed being shelled. The second from a
steamer giving its name as teh Bea
ver, declared it was returning the U-.
Incoming steamers report a
strange craft, low lying and armed
with five inch guns, between 150 and
200 miles off the Virginia Capes.
WASHINGTON, June 27. Irkutsk
one of the chief Siberian cities, has
been captured by Czecho-Slovaks aft
er a short fight with the Red Guard.
Swedish press reports brought this
information to the state department
WASHINGTON, June 27.-Gen.
Pershing has selected a regiment now
in France for service in Italy.
PARIS, June 27. German air
planes raided Taris again last night,
despite unfavorable weather. Bombs
were dropped and some damage was
done. The warning was sounded at
11:20 o'clock and the all clear signal
was given at 1:35 this morning.
WASHINGTON, June 27. Eighty
casualties in the American expedi
tionary forces were announced today,
divided as follows:
Twenty-nine killed in action, 6 died
from wounds, two from disease, two
from :jirpane accident foufc from
accident and other causes, 31 wound
ed severely four wounded, degree un
determined, and two missing in action.