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ITALIANS IK NEW
DRIVE MAKE GAIN
ON 8 MILE FRONT
PIAVE RIVER IS
AGAIN SCENE OF
ACTIVE FIGHTING
U. S. Soldiers Repulse Ger
mans Who Try To Regain
Lost Ground
BERLIN DENIES U-BOAT
SANK HOSPITAL SHIP
British Must Yield Territory To
Enemy, General Haig Says
In Report
LONLON, July 3. A new offensive
has been started by the Italian army
on the lower Piave resulting in an ad
vance of two miles on an eight mile
front, it was announced here today.
West of Monte Grappa the Italians
made a pain of half a mile on a four
mile front. Much war material and
many prisoner? were taken in the re
newed drive on the Austrian lines.
WITH THE AMERICANS ON
THE MARNE, July 3. The Ameri
cans demolished an attempted counter
attack on their new positions west of
Chauteau Thierry this morning taking
97 additional prisoners.
Our artillery laid down a terrific
barage that entierly cut oft the at
tacking force while the American ma
chine guns and rifle fire annihilated
them.
A number of light machine guns
were captured in this new fighting,
raising the total taken since last
night to more than 60. Final check
ing up of the Boche prisoners taken
in last night's and today's operation
is expected to show more than 600.
PARIS, July 3. In local operations
between Ribecourt and Soissons the
French advanced nearly half a mile
on a two mile front, taking 220 pris
oners, the war office announced to
day. r"-T"5fi
"Between the Oise and the Aisn?
lecal operations north of Moulin-Sous-Touvent
enab'ed the French to
capture German positions on a front
of three kilometers to the depth of
800 meters, taking 220 prisoners," the
statement says.
WASHINGTON. July 3. Casualty
lists issued today by both the army
and marine corps show the army list
contains S5 names and the marine list
40, a total of 125.
WITT! THE BRITISH ARMIES IN
FRANCE. July ."..As a result of the
Germans retaking the ridge north
west of Albert last night, the British
are now back along thoir old front
lino established when the enemy drive
was stopped here last spring.
LONDON, July 3. The Germans
last night recaptured most of the
ground won by the British northwest
of Albert on Sunday, Field Marshal
Haig reported today.
Forty-thrre German airplanes and
three observation balloons were ac
counted for here lai? Monday night
and Tuesday, a-cording to the official
aviation communique. Eight British
planes are missrng. More than thirty-five
tons of bombs were dropped
on enemy positions.
ROME. July 3. Formal announce
ment that American troops shortly
will take their place in the line was
cheered by Italian soldiers, many of
whom have relatives in the American
army according to dispatches from
the front today.
LONDON. July 3. Although the
search for the survivors of the tor
pedoed hospital ship Llandovery Cas
tle continues, there is little hope that
any others can have reached land.
VOL: XVII
FARMERS MUST
GO ON NEXT CALL
BOARD DECLARES
All In Class One Of 1917
Class To Be Taken In
July.
NAMES OF NEXT CALL
JULY 17, GIVEN OUT
Many Of 1918 Registrants Ask
Board For Release To
Volunteer.
Following the receipt of an order
from the adjutant general's office?
fixing July 17 as the date on which
the second contingent of 41 Cape Gi
rardeau County men will be entrain
ed for Jefferson Barracks, the local
board at Jackson selected from Class
One A the men who will make up the
contingent. The following 41 were
mailed a notice to report at Jackson
on the afternoon preceding the day,
on which the contingent will leave:
J. W. Cowan, George W. Wiegand,
Otis J. Jenkins, J. C. James, "Charles
A. Huttman, Walter W. Mills, August
J. Doll, Robert Charles, Clarence O.
Davenport and Garrett Barry.
Joseph Myer, Max A. Smude, Cleve
land H. Baker, John Blase, Chauncey
G. Wynn, Linus Hutson, Horner Dee
vers, Louis W. Wood, Herman
Schack, Charles Haldaman.
Hugh L. Sawyer, William A. Coch
ran, Albert E. Rogers, Glenn E. Lew
is, Charles E. McCuMough, August
F. Reiner, R. E. Chapman, Ernazzar
Baker, Alfred Leonard and Henry G.
J. Herbst.
Henry Buckner, Louis Friedhof,
James A. Duval, Herman R. Boeller,
Harry L. Wilson, Julien S.
Dear-'
mont, Albeit W. Graulich, Alvin M.i'tion hc wou,tl mako in the Hcadiick
Kempe, Arthur A. Euckner, Louis
J. Fisehef and Shelby Simpson. ,
Only a few men remain in Class
One A of the 1017 registration class.
Many will be added to this class when
the examination of those has been
completed who wore reclassified by
the local board last week. This re
classification applied to all who mar
ried since May 18, 1917. They were
placed in Class One A unless they
had a claim for a deferred classifi
cation. It will require several weeks, how
ever, the members of the board stat
ed yesterday before these men are
readv for service. In addition to the
five days granted them for an appeal
to th? district board they will be giv
en an additional extension of time
for the physical examination and for
the filing of an appeal to the medical
advisory board.
In addition to those who were re
classified a number of farmers who
received an extension of time on ag
riculturarclaims will also be placed
J m the next draft call
The biggest contingent of draftmen
that ever left the county is expected
by the local board to be ordered out
during the latter part of July. An
order for the mobilization of more
than 200 000 men in th" entire coun
try has b?en issued by the provost
marshal general in Washington be
ginning July 22. With the men tvho
were reclassified and the farmers who
were granted an extension of time
on their agricultural claims, the local
board members believe they will have
a sufficient number 6f men Teady to
fill the county's quota on this call.
The classification of the men regis
tered four wer-Tcs ago was begun on
Tuesday evening by the local board.
Many of these who are expecting to
be put in the top class, the local
board members say, are not waiting
for the draft call. A number of these
have already received th-nr release
from the local board with permission
to join either the navy or some
THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JULY
For Liberty Now. As Then f
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2 PRISONERS TO GET
SENTENCESATURDAY
Judge Kelly Will Hold Special
Session Ray Headrick Acd
Negro Ready For Pleas.
A second special tei-m of the Cape
Girardeau County Circuit Court will
be held Saturday morning, it was an
nouncel yesterday evening by Judge
Kelly following a short conference
v.itn Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers
who had informed him that two pris
oners now held in the county jail
tn felony charges wanted to plead i
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The prisoners are
P.a T Headricks i
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nd Joe Donaldson, a colored man.
ileadrick is charged with carrying
concealed weapons and the negro :s
under indictment for felonious as
sault. While the prosecuting attorney did
nt make known what reeommenda-
case, it is understood from other
sources that he will recommend a
penitentiary term of five to six years.
Headrick was arrested several
weeks ago at the home of his wife,
334 South Fountain street. He had
two loaded revolvers in his pockets
when searched by the police. He is
at present under parole on the same
charge, but the parole has been re
voked. Donaldson is charged with assault
ing J. T. Johnson, preacher of the
Colored Baptist Church. He is still
in a serious condition as a result of
the attack during which Johnson was
struck on the back of the head with
a brick.
Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers
said last night he was still undecided
what action to take against the ne
gro. He will investigate to deter
mine the seriousness of the man's in
jury and if it be found dangerous,
the prosecuting attorney said he
would hold him on a charge of felo
nious assault and accept his plea on
that charge, otherwise he would rec
ommend a jail sentence on a charge
of common assault.
V. S.-BITLT HOWITZERS
BEING MADE 10 A DAY
WASHINGTON. July .'..Ameri
can built 155-millimeter howitzers
are now moving to France, supple
menting the equipment of Gen. Per-
j shjng's troops heretofore obtained
from French ordnance factories. One
American firm is turning out these
guns at the rate of ten a day from a
factory on a site where a cornfield
flourished last year.
These facts were disclosed today
to newspaper correspondents who
visited the new army proving ground
at Aberdeen, Md.
branch of the army. About 75 per
cent of the 1918 registration class is
estimated to be qualified for Class
One A.
CHILD'S BODY SEEN
FLOATING IN RIVER
Passengers On Boat Sec Floater
Identity of Drowned Child
Unknown.
Tho body of a child apparently 10
or 12 years old was seen floating
down the river yesterday morning by
passengers on the gasoline boat ply
ing between Thebes and this city.
The body was met by the boat about
half way between the two cities. It
was floating face downward. The
passengers could not distinguish
whether it was a boy or a girl.
The body was floating in midstream
PasscnSei's called attention to the
floatf r but the owner of th"! boat was
lepairlng the engine and let the body
pass before he le-arned what caused
the excitement among the passen
gers. Inquiries made by The Tribune of
the coroners of thecounties along the
river failed to reveal the identity of
a child that lost its life in the river.
As far as could be iearned the body
was not recovered along the river
south of the city.
NO TRIBUNE ON
FRIDAY MORNING
In order that all of the em
ployes of The Tribune may join
in the patriotic demonstration to
be given by the Home Guards at
the Fairgrounds today, there will
be no issue of this newspaper
Friday morning.
COLORED WOMAN DIES
AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Mary Morton, 57, Succumbs to Attack
of Ptomaine Poisoning Funeral
Friday Afternoon.
Following an illness of only a few
days, Mrs. Mary Morton, a colored
woman living with her family on
North Henderson avenue, died Tues
day afternoon as a result of an at
tack of ptomaine poisoning.
The funeral will be held Friday
afternoon from the residence on Hen
derson avenue. Interment will 'take
place at the Fairmount Cemetery.
A week ago Mrs. Morton became
ilL but was soon able to leave her
bed. According to the relatives she
was stricken suddenly during the lat
ter Dart of last week. Her illness
was contributed to ptomaine poinson
caused by a piece of fish. She was
57 years old and well known among
the colored residents of this city.
CITY COUNCIL VOTES
SPRINGFIELD, MO- DRY
SPRINGFIELD. MO., July 3. The
Springfield City Council today passed
an ordinance prohibiting the issuing
of liquor licenses after October 1.
WIFE OF BANKRUPT
FILES LARGE CLAIM
Judge Knehans to Decide If
Widow Is Entitled to
Claims.
An unusual case has been present
ed to United States Referee in Bank
ruptcy Oscar Knehans of this city for
a decision in the settlement of tho
bankruptcy case of the late W. C.
Newsum of New Madrid, whose wi
dow, Mrs. Luda Newsum, tiled claims
aggregating $1,000 besides the abso
lute exemption of $.".00 she could have
made under the bankruptcy laws.
Newsum was adjudicated bankrupt
April 27 by Referee Knehans, and the
estate was turned over to II. C. Riley
of New Madrid, who was appointed
trustee. Mrs. Newsum asks that be
sides the absolute allowance of ?300
she be given $600 for provisions for
one year ana aso oe permiuen xo re- ,
til i J 1 A I
ta. , clothing and Household goods and ,
in place oi we pergonal proper-.
ty to which she would have been en
titled. According to Referee Knehans $"00
is the on'v exemption that is usualiy
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iiv.s case, ne siateu jfs.eiuuv. nu
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Judge Knehans declared yesterday
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allel to the Newsum matter while'
oract'eing law in St. Louis. He said
ti
th widow of a bankrunt morshant
t- nrifl.-
x- j. u u .;
tion to her absolute exemption ana
after taking the matter under advise- j
mnnt ha sm.l Jwffo i ole. reterce in I
bankruntcv in St. Louis allowed thoT"1 ....... ...... ...c- ...
claim.
Judge Why-bark of this city repre
sents Mrs. Newsum. He informed the
trustee of the Newsum estate yester
dav that the petition had been filed.
He set forth in the petition that the
excess allowance should be granted
the widow under the provisions of the
statutes of Missouri.
MAN 83 YEARS OF AGE
ACCUSED OF DISLOYALTY
SEDALIA, MO., July 3. W. A
RfcAltmi. United States marshall at
Kansas City, today wired Sheriff W.
W. Rolton to hold Miscal Geiger, S3
years old, now in jail here, until 'the
eovernment send for him. Geiger
was arrested June 13 on a charge of
making pro-German remarks, and has
been in jail since he came here f ronyi
Jefferson City where he is said to
have been in jail on a similar charge
but was not prosecuted.
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The ordinance also requires that all
saloons shall be closed after January
1. 1919, and r.o intoxicating liquors
shall be sold in Springfield after that
date.
The local Moral Reform Board pre
pared the ordinance and urged its
passage.
5, 1918
mm pat FRissELL and
THREE AIDS SPEND !
SEN. X. P. WILFLE Y j AIRMEN CAUGHT
LEAVES CAPITALIBY WIND, FORCED
TO SPEAK HEREiDOWN MEMPHIS
Will Address Fourth Of Ju!y;
Audience At FairGrounds
At 2 p. m.
PARADE FORMS AT
HIGH SCHOOL AT 2:30 1
Many Attractions Provided For Government Aviators W ill En
Big Southeast Missouri Re- j tertain Crowds at Home
union Here Tocar Guards Picnic Today.
Senator X. P. Wilfley. who will; CARUTHERSVILLE, 3IO., July 3.
speak at the Fairgrounds picnic this i Major Patrick Fmscll an.l Lieuton
afemoon, will re-.ch Capc Girardeau ! ants ikmks, Cruce and Harvey ar
cn the Frisco at noon today. He left ' 1 iwd :KM'e in tv' war airplanes at
Washington for Cspe Girardeau oniS:r' tonight froni :"LiC1"t Field, Lon
Tussday evening, and will arrive in i oke- Ark., cn their way to Cape Gi
St. Louis in time io catch tho Frisco !"au. 'i'hy wore forced to alighc
leaving there this morning. on accour.t of darkness and to re-
A delegation of uolitical friends P,omsh thoir SUPPI-V of solme. Ma.:,
and Horn- Guards officials will be at ; Fnc11 announced .hat they would
the train to meet the Senator. His!lIo,art for ra!' Girardeau tomorrow
political opponent. Joseph W. Fok,; morning after breakfast, arriving at
will not be here icdav. it was an- j tl, ir donation about 7:r,0.
r.ounced yesterdav. The arnval of lhc airplane., croat-
Senator Wilflev will be the guest ' C,J a Ppnuine nsation in Caruthers
of friends at luncheon after which Vll,- Thp aviators were discovcei.l
he will be taken to the Fairgrounds, i "PPach:ng the city from the soutU
where he will begin his address at 2 j -,u-st nutcs before they alighted
o'clock. Senator Wilflev has a wide j ,n a Pasture in the edge of town,
reputation as an orator, and his The tw a!r machines approached
speech will be worth while hrarintr. j ? s:lrntIv that thc-v wcre on th,y
It is'exnectod that he v. ill replv to the -' 0 tore it was genoia'ly know.,
attacks made upon h:m bv Gov. Folk. tiat tho visitors were cennng. W.ii'.f
Southeast Missouri was busv ves- I th Ir suPp!.v of oil was low they wouM
Unlay preparing for the big Fourth
of .Tulv celebration under the ausp'c-
cs of the Cape Girardeau and Jackson earlier in the evening.
Homo Guards at Fairgrounds Park; Tt ws planned to reach Cape Gi-
today. The big fete begins with ihelmrdeau one hour before they arrived
parade at the Central High School at
O-r.n nVWk
j The parade will mov-
south tr
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th? of
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UU'I IU llU.lUUcl, WCftU Oil 1 !l"cU i
to the park. The new band of Dr. ! f ' 'n Memphis about an hour later.
C. K. Schuchei t will head the pro- j Th-y rcma:ned at Tark Field, the avi
cession followed by the two compa-j ation grounds on the outskirts of
, . . . . i-tT ?. : a : ? .oa Y1 1 ila
mies ot Home liuards and the t.-iree
i troops of Roy Scouts
1
! The .snai touc-h to tr.e arran
t mcnt
i for the bi t ,,a So,:thea.t Mis -
souri is predicted to se
was made
, . ,
yesterday when the I-airgrounds park
' y. '
was c eared for the arrival of two
roplanes under command of Major
' , x1.
! i acriCK r risseii. jipriwts oi iih1
committee in
charge of th" arrange-
I nient as well as many
)thr members
of the two Home Guird Companies
i '
spent flours at tne pars yesieruay.
Rooths were erected for the serving
be seen during tlK celebration
Senator Xenophon P. Wilfley who
is a candidatefor the United States
Senate, will be the principal speaker.
Lieutenant Alex Allen will also make
an address as will Robert Aid rich, a
young soldier of Morehouse, who has j
returned from the battlefields of ' storm, hut the machines were
France. 1 r-r damaged by the wind. They ex-
Automobiles bearing visitors from j P"t to make th? trip to Cape Girar
all cities and towns of Southeast Mis- j 'cau. a distance of seventy-four miles
souri began to arrive in the -city last j within an hour, arriving there b-fore
night. Many more came in on the i the Fourth of Julv festivities begin,
evening and night trains and him-! !-' Ikr.lcs known as a cross
dreds are expected to arrive today, j country flyer. v hi!- Cmco and Har
Nothing hns been left undone by ; vry, as veil as Major Frissell. per
the Home Guards to make this day j form stunts 'n th- air. Major Fris
the Ve-cest ratriotic event that called ! sell is in charge of the government
Southeast Missouri together for a big
rrunion. Entertainments of all kinds
have been provided by the commit
tees, and the most pleasant time is ,
assured all who visit the park today.
MOTHER NOTIFIED HER
TWO SONS ARE WOUNDED
EVANSVILLE. IND.. July 3 Mrs.
John F. Girten of Sturgis. Ky., has
been notified that two of her sons
have beeh wounded in acition mjtrom tn? r.ignteentr. i nnois wnnn
France and a third son is now on his and said he proposed to break all ree
wav to France. 'or',s for Ion service-
NUMBER 33
VI L LEA
Fly From Tennessee Me
tropolis to Caruthersville,
S5 Miles, in 55 Min.
. WILL ARRIVE IN CAPE
AT 7:30 THIS MORNING
have finish-d their journey tonign:,
Major Frissell announced, had it been
J n Canithrrsvibe. but the aviators
were de'aved bv a severe windstnim
! which swept eastern
Arkansas
and
! M?mnhis. Thev were cau-ht in the
j an,, c0cUl to-Iand. They left
:Innr,';P nhr.nf nVlnrfc nnd nrriv-
: '-"'I'" s unm ...w. im-.v mauc n.w
trip from M mphis to Cm-uthersville,
' a distance of Ofi miles by rail, in just
! - m'nntrc. It is estimated that this
' dVtunee by air is not more than
.i
: nines, v.
, e .,
of a t.h!
which shows an average flight
e and a half a minute from
Memphis to Canrthe,
! ,,.. -f
ersville.
daylight, when
i m v- .wi
t they reached this city. Major Frissell
;s'a'd he knew tnat they would be un
able to reach Cap" Girardeau before
darkness would overtake them and
concluded to spend the night here.
They were greeted by a huge crowd
of people and the two big machines
proved quite an attraction. The army
aviators received quite an ovation
from th- admiring throngs. Major
Frissell and his assistants seemed
r.on" the worse for thrir long trip.
They were delaved severa' hours
avi?t:on f eM at I onoke. Ark. He
is a native of Cape Girardeau, and is
going home to help the Home Guards
Company of Cane Girardeau celebrate
the Fourth, ihey win maKe nigr,ts
CANNON TO RUN AGAIN.
WASHINGTON. Ju'y 3. Former
Speaker Cannon announced today his
candidacy for re-election to Congress
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