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jjjj THE TRIBUNE WISHES YOU A JIB
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
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THE CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE. CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY MORXIXG DECEMBER, 2.3. 1918
NUMBER 4 !
XM AS SERVICES
WILL BE HELD BY
Mayor Permits One Sermon
Al Each Home Of Wor
ship, But Ceremony Is
FLU EPIDEMIC IS
Salvation Army Will Oislributf
Baskets To City's Poor-Elks
The Christmas services at the var
ious churches in Cape Girardeau will
tia he as elaborate, as they usually
a-ie. The ban that is placed on cer
. ta n kinds of public services on ac
count of influenza make it Impossible
for the Sunday schools and the
churches to have their usur.1 Christ-ma-,
entertainments and cantatas.
However, ma?t pf the churches a
Kiven bovnv will have short services j
sometime during the day or evening,
Owing to the fact tlut the p:Mor of
4i. r.-'f Pi-nihvtoi-inn church is ab-
lli- 111. b i .
sent in the West and that the First
B:,ptist church and the First Christ
ian churches iiave no pastor?, neitkc
cf them v. 11 have r.erv ces during t.ie
day or evening.
tv,.-. si1vr.tinu Armv wilt-net-have
anv pubic services, but will arrange
t. send out fabcut "0 baskets Tues
dav afternoon.- containing provis'ens
fcr a Chiistm: dinner to parties
that otherwise would not probably
The Elks who u ualy send out a
number of baskets to the poor, will
vary their , program somewhat th s
your. The Tr bur.e was informed by
Elk that they had not definitely
: riv.-d on anv plans, but in all prob
;''li.y they vou '.I send out the r
i.a.kels imdt.-r the ausp'ce of the
The church programs follows:
At Christ';; Episcopal church Rev.
J. J. Clopten Rector, will administer
the Ilo'y Communion at 10:00 a m.,
with apprcpiiate services.
The 1M. E. Church. South will hold
erviees. at their chuich, corner of
Bcllevue ar.d 5KM1? Sts , ntTrSO p.
m. There will be a scrmcn by the
rastor, Rev. Ha'borstadt, accompanied
with .appropriate music. A cordiixl
"nvuaton Is extended to all to attend
these se iv ices.
The services of the M. E. church
a-t 10 a m.. wi'l be a :ermon by the
pastor, Rev. A. II. Buo'tcmann, with
At St. Maiy's Catholic church the
sorvces for Christmas will be as fol
lows: First High Mis 5 a. m.
l ow M: pi, T:4. a. m.
PUvond Hih M.-;ss, 10 a. m.
Sermer.s. at masses. .
Jlev. Father Prucnte. Tastor.
Road To Chaffee Open For While
If High Watrr Doesn't
V reck It
The bridge over the dra'nage ditch
near Hlry.rcver, which was washed
away last week, has been replaced and
the road to ChaTee is again open to
traffic. The h'ghw; y cng neer made
a speed record in reopen ng the road.
The Dlcvmeyei bridge washed away
at the .same time the span over the
drainage ditch o nthe Reck Levee
road was destroyed. The water is
aga'n re:hir.g the danger Ptare and
it is fer.red that it will again damage
DAWN OF PEACE
A MYSTIC MUDDLE
Food Administration Crum
bling And War Labor
Board On The Shelf
PRICE CONTROL HAS
War Cost U. S. $20,600,000, And
Taxation Is Now A
(By J. E. Jones.)
Washington, Dec. 24, 1918.
Congress :.pends considerable time
siebat'ng as to whether the war is
over, but tha-t Is about as f.-r a
the law-making body appeals to get.
The ship of state is floundering In
the choppy sea-, and with the pilot
in Europe there appears to be no way
of steadying the wobbly craft.
It is elouotful if there has ever!
been v t'me when there have been
so many inconsistencies in the Gov
ernment i.s now. The food and fual
administrations, which were deemed
so essent al. are crumbling. The war
Idbor board is practically on the .-.helf,
notwithstanding the fact that con
tracts cf war work have been can
celed, throwing vast armies of work
men out of employment and threaten
ing the credit of many concerns that
have -dropped every th iig in order-to'
serve their country. Government con
trol of prices has almost passed, The!
total co :t of the war for America-,
up to November, was $20 WO.OOO,
000 and the cfpaciiy of Congress
seems to be taxed to its utmost in
finding a way for the future. The
stee'. men and the War Industries
Board have been in confea'ence, and
the result is that competitive condi
tions within this great in.lustiy are
tc be restored after January 1.
Sunfm ng up the industrial situa
tion one finds that the whole indus
trial machinery of the country is
being sft adrift. The war industries
have accepted this condition, and at
the Atlantic Oltv jratHc-insr their
problems were analyzed, ar.d remed
ial methods were provided as far as
possible. The Government now cfTers
no solution about hew to get back to
peace. The country is a-sked to ac
cept as an excuse for holding the
boys in the ca-mps the explanation
that it is done to rel eve what Mr.
MeAdao escribes in another Instrnee
a. "uncerta-'nity and fermrnt."
A lot of good it will do to ask
Washington what is to be done about
things- If the Pres:dent had on V
suggested something in his .address to
Congres it would have started ospo
sit on. at least. Rut as matters
stand Washington is on the border
edge between ccma and cyn'cism. Its
contrary-minded groups are prepared
to oppose the rat fication of the
peace trerty. no matter what it may
s'.and for., Kcconstrucion, is princi
pally a myth. The Capital fci'ks'
about the Diitish plan headed by .?.
Ministry of Reconstruction, and sup
ported by a large number of commis
sions. The Cap'fal also tak about
committees of the Senate and House.
It ta ks cf using existi ng Government
agencies r,-.d Departments to ponw
extent. But though matters are ex
tremely pre sing, Washington hasn't
shown enough initiative since the
signing of the armisfce to entitle it
to a paragraph on the pages of the
history of the Democracy. Now these
statements are not polit cs thev are
tiuths, .and thi. ought to be the day
of truthteTng. It ; not a question
of what the Democrats Jiave done, or
what the Republicans have done for
the record shows that the whole
bunchy cf them have done practically
Apparent)- the whole industrial
establishment must shifty for itself.
Labor :;nd capita! will have plenty of
(continued on page eight
FATHER FAILS TO
RECOGNIZE HIS SON
Roy Ehrensciineidt" Home From
Army Locking So Good Fa
tlisr DossaD&iiuiv Him
ire army ;ias cuicu ro'ina si::ii.i:-
i . ! . - J III
er., hu:v;p back, :ind many other l-j
feet-, in nr.a.v Ameiicr.n boy, but iv
. . !
change it hrougnt ao.mi. in !.:y h:i.-!
enssi helder, a r.ie.iiber of the avia-j
tion coips. were so remaikuble th;u ;
his fr.ther Ji-hn Eh.ren.rchne'd. r, c l ; t
not recgnze his soa. j
Young Ehrtnschneider hrs become :
c-master of thy aeroplane d:!:irjc hi.--
seven years ;r. me service, i.u; r.e.
m not go to r r..:ice. Uwing t o n r.
cxpeit knowledge cf the liy ng ma-
chine, Unci? Sam decided that he was j si ver Rapt;,ta ;s popularly known
woiih more in America as an msin.ci- thl.ousi:(,ut ,ocfcn of th? -tat0j
or than he would bo .as a ligh:er inyn.j hc.r frcds hei(. . rc many. Tl,
France. H.: therefore retained h ..,..,.,.:-., i
in the United Stat to teach vcuiv'
av:a:j!s the se.ie:icf e.f fiying.
When the annistice v.s s'gned he
was granted a furlough, and ho lef :
camp n New York for a visit to' hi
f id liomc in Cap' iira-rdr an. He ar
rived in the Cape a few days : go
ini T-T"rw-.-r?.-i1 in -tViii luM-nr r f lii
, r . 1- , ,r i t.- i
father in the front vard. The vouth !
smiled and extended his hand. Mr.
Ehrenschnclder looked at the young'
fiyer, but failed to recognize him.
i ;:ey ; ner.i: ;v.nd ; for a moment, and . '
bof c h-j relee.scd the hand of his j
.son, Ehrenschne dor cxcL-med. 'Wc l.U . fin fi i mmww ; mA
you are a mighty fine young looking XAiKilJ rAIulLY IU
youngster, dut maKe your.o'i Kno.vn.
Who are you?"
Young Fhrenschneidcr thereupon
i!to.Iucrd himsoif. and a reunion foV
EMMA TEICHMANN IS
DEAD OF INFLUENZA
Saturday evening. Miss
daughter of August Te'chmcnn. di'd;Mrs. C. H. Overstolz, arrived from
at her home on Mcrriwether street,; St. Louis toda - They were aceom
in this city after a brief il'ness of j parried by Mr?. Fran's Hawley, s'stcr
influenza. A short funeral service of Mrs. Cairns and Mrs. Overstolz,
was held at the nome Mond.iy fare-;
noon. Owing to the faet" that the en
tire family re stricken with the epi
demic, onlj a few were permitted to
attend the servicer.
Miss Emma was born End reared
in this c ty where she was we'l known
for her kind, amiable christan char
acter. She will be greatly missed in
her home and ' by her many, friends
Soft Coal Christmas
Popular Woman Seriously IH In
Hospital In Muhvaukep,
Frit nrl? Are Told
, su-i i.apisia. ior !ou'"lcen vear.-
r, , . .
in charge of Si:. Francis he.-pital in
h civ, is si-: i...!.-.ly ill vf inliiifny.a
,n the nosn:U-I of which she is in
clvirgv in M Iwuukee, it wk h arn. d
);. ,e s- ter, a i":..iIu ;f; hos,,i.
t t r( c.---i --
s-st?r An;?ea. su.-ee.ssor to Sister
,;.!j.tist.l at St. j-ra-lK.js ha; 'a hll,r
mv?a;ro fon Milwaukee, stating that
,j ,0 comjjt;on 0f
ti:o con(i!tion of b hter Bant:sta- was
t os serif.us as it was reported tc
i . . , :..i-..i..i- - -ii ..- ii : ii: iit.-;;ii
j icceived t ho ie.:.-gnificent St. Fiaa.-i..
I hrip "t;J. sh.e planned it, financed the
j work of construction ami aim-si
j suih"! intended the work of con:-iiiic-j
lien.- - hc had orly been in it foi'i
; year when she was transferred lo
llilwa-kee. Under a recent ruling
lRr" e:;.io .c cnurcn, neads ol manv
th on, ,rs a": nCt , P"-1
' ! consccufve years. The law did not
be-ome operative until Sister Bantista
HOLD A REUNION
Brothers To Meet AHer Separa
tion Of Almost Twerly Years
And Have Feast
I .Tha family of J. C.
Cairns will !
hcld .a fam.'.'y leur.ien tomorrow wi'hl
nearly every member of the Cairns'
family present. Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Cairns, parents of J. C. Cairns and
and L'eut. Clyde Cairas, a brother.
This is the first time in more than
20 years that ho family, ha-ve as
sembled together. Lieu C?.irns, who
has been in the army for several
years, and has hot seen his brother
and sisters in almost a generation.
He w.os eiven a furlough for Christ
mas and when his brother, J. C.
Ca ins, learned of it, the reunion was
Dr. Wiehttrich Sajs Epidemic
May Result In Serious
Plague 'Over Nation
Dr. II. F. Wiehter'ch. the well
kno.vn T-hvsican bcl eves that at
epidemic of , tubercu-os will fo"h;v
tin- ravages of nfluen,!;' an.! nr,eu-m...Va-
He sai.i that the weakrned
onditioti patients are left in by the
r.ew disease. wi! have them easy
victim.; of tt bcrculosis.
Under the ruling of the County
Med'cal Bor.rd, forhidd ng doctors to
.-peak for puhlicafon. Dr. Wiehterich
declined to he interviewed when he
learned that his views were wanted
It is kiicwn. however, tht the view;
of Dr. Wiehterich -ite sdiarcd hy many
ether physicians. The influenza at
tacks the parts of the body v.hidi
tubevcu'o I s detrovs. Therefore, per
sons who have a trndenry to pu'mcn
, . ... ....
r ry d s-'ase, are reituced :o a state i
phy'sct-I exhaustion by inilucnx.T
v. h'ch makes them fertile ti-his for
the development of ran: umption.
BUY OLD BEE STORE
Motor Car Firm Pajs $10 000 For
Large Buildit g At Independ
ence And Spanish x
The Minton-Thomp on Motor Co.,
has purchased the old Bee store
building .it Independence and Spanish
streets, from Mrs. Louis K. Kloster-
mann, paying- $10,000 for it.
Teie bu Id ng V v be revamped at
once and will be mv.de one of the
jnost attractive automobile salesrooms
in the c'ty. J. H. Minton, who made
the deal, hais announced that the build
ing will b" used for a garage and
The bufding, which has a frontage
cf 80 feet bv a depth of !0 feet, will
make one of the best automobile ex
hibit rcoms in the city. It was built
by the late Louis F- Klostermann, and
has for many .vears been occupied as
The Minton-Thompson Motor Com
pany rre the exclusve agents for the
Reo and Dort autemobiles and the In
temat:onal truck. They have estab
lished a record for making sales. The
company Avas recent"y incorporated
Six Billion Dollar Levy Will Be
Made In 1919 And $4,000,000,-
000 For The Year Of 1920, Un
der The Measure
BAN IS LIFTED ON THE ENEMY
ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES
Passes And Permits For Germans
Abolished, And All War-Time
Regulations Are Revoked Under
Washington, Dec. 2-" Without a record vote, the Senate l::te tonignt
passed the war revenue bil, reeluced to ra se about ?6.(.K),OOO.V)00 in 1!1:
and ?4,0l0,n0O,n0O in 1!20 as compared with the "vy of $S.200W)0,0to) for
nnxt ye.-ir, proposed in the b?!! pas?e,I by the House three months ago.
Tlx hi! which had been before the Senate since Ic. 12. now goes to
conference, with formal meetings of the .Senate nt Hcij.-e Managers
planned to begin January 2, with a view to final enactment of the legis
lation next month
Washington, Dee. 'M All restrict
ions on German enemy aliens, ox.-ept
tfcfose ap.".y ng to entry into and de
parture from the United States and
those affecting the power of intern-
ment, were ordere.J removed to.lay by
Attorney Gen. Givgory, effective
Christmas Day. This acton was tak
en on crfolod instruction from presi
dent Wilson, and will affect about
500,000 German men and women.
It v.a-s explained that the depart
ment of justice would continue to er-
erc se the power of internment of
German enemy aliens and;
that the order would not affect stch !
a'iens already interned. ,
The number of Germans registered !
;n ...... ..-,...! ., ..i . ....I -l j: !
ii. a.... ..-
tary and the principal cities wereri
New York, indu i ng ne-u-by Newj
Jeisey points, SO,0(h); Philadelphia,
12,000; Boston, 2O0O; St. Louis, fi,))0;
Chicago, 27.0OO and San Franisco,
Paris, Dec. 2-1 President
was hard at woik today on the speech
es he will d'-liver in London and Man
chester and to the AmepVan so'dirr
on Christmas Dry.
He interperscd this work with a
conference with Col.
walk with Mrs. Wilson
House and a"
President Wilson will confer with
Wm. G. Sharp, United States Am-
bassador to France, this afternoon, i tries with all concerned during his
President Wilson, pursuing hisj visit to Rome. Whi'e there the Pres
poiicy of the freest discussion of peace j ident will call on King Victor Emmsti
convenants, wi'l deal directly with i ud ,-tnd Tope Bencd ct and will visit
the people of the Allied countries, j the Method s-t College.
Thus, with millions participate in the! Secretary Insing today officially
conference and nyike tfieir influence denied that the American peace de'e
e'tf at the Versailles conference. 1 gation had dee'dej to advocate sink
To reach the vast audience the ing the surrendered German war
Pres'dent will make public speeches' ships. The proposition, he said, has
in England and Italy, in addition to not even been discussed.
speaking through the medium of the
press. He will pursue this course
while conferring with the allied
That President Wi'son already is
gettng the. ear of the ; li ed, peoples
is indicated by the hundreds of let
ters he has received from a'l classes,
expressing sympathy with his poli
cies and prom'sing him support.
During his first week in Paris, the
.. .-.i.i. ni ii.iHu; nircf soe'ecne a
cave an interv ew to t:.e press, al of
wh'ch were intniied for public con
sumption. He has given the hea.tiest
.ij-.p;oval to plans for him to .no:.k
j ,i:reet?y to ih. rv oph- in the industr'al
J i-ommunities and rsewheie in F..-
h-vd. and to a similar program for hi;;
ti' p to I'.a'y- Whle in England he
also- will confer with British states
men. The President believes such a
, cr.uiac w L! clarify the American po-
. .-.ml n,- to nl.,: A ..,..-...
ainM Ls ,.onjidont lhat b this
v, t,. ,u ' ,..i 4v.i
the Am,.,.ican proR.am w;p be devoJ.
, in a f. iir. a . nan0 ,
alL Tbs pn.jjra,,,. he believes
appeal p.irt:culaiiy to the iiberais.'an.d
th:nk(.n of Kl,rooe.
The situation of the small European
nations is deeply peiplexing. ?lany
factions are seeking the pres'dent's
car, believing he ca-n best serve their
r-nrt'cular interests. The President
will adhere to the princrp e of seu
determin:Xicn, po'nting out that these
factions should get together and de
termine their united aims.
The conflicts between the aims of
Italians and the Jugo-Slavs and the
Poles and Ithuanians stand out sls
prehaps the most unsettled In Eur
ope. The President is expecd to
discuss the s tuation in these coun-
The secretary was asked 3bcut the
thruth of. the report, during a confer
ence of the commissioners with "the
"It "s true the American commis
sion has decided t- advocate sinking
the German warships? was the" ques
tion nut to him.
"No," he replied. "We haven't
decided c-nything. The preposition
has not even been discussed."