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CAPE OIKARDKAUA TRIBUNE
ieb. 1914 June 1916
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CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, FEBRUARY 6, 1914
Wants Interest on Bonds
Issued by C. G. & N. and
Guaranteed by Frisco.
ASKS PREFERENTIAL CLAIM
Contends Contract Should be
Complied With or Properly be
Returned to Him.
St. Louis. M. I'll. Action
to i-ittnpi'l tin- receivers of the
St. Louis llll'l S;ltl l'ri'hcisco
Uaih'oad to take over ami operate
the lilies of the Cape '.irardoail and
Northern Railway Company was tiled
in the I'liited States District Court
Wednesday- The suit took the form
of an intcrvriiinic petition by Louis
Houck of Cape (iirardcau, Mo., in
the receivership suit of the North
American Company attainst the Frisco.
The Cape Girardeau anil Northern
Railway Company, the petition states,
is a consolidation of the lines of the
Cape Girardeau anil Thebes Terminal
Railroad Company, Cape Girardeau
and Chester Railroad Company, Ches
ter, Perry ville and St. Genevieve
Railroad Company and Saline Valley
Railroad Company. j
Houck declares he owned the ma
jority slock in tin
tinned, and that
l'.ll:., he entire I
it 1 1 .1. II. Bud
I'ri-co. by which
the l-'ris aure.-d
inlo :i coiitr-iet
!. repl esellt ins the
Hrd. aetinc for
In form the Cape
t hern Railroad
i i a pit a I st oi k ol
it. i ol w huh wi i e
( lira ii I cm
"alii. Hi HI
:i IK 1
v. II Ii
I be b
to be nu.-iraiiteed
b the lli-co,
t he Mi w i ompa liv I
property of the four
Mli;: over tlie
The property taken over, the peti
tion cites, was as follows:
Cape Gil anleail and Thebes Termi
nal Railroad, .-even miles of track:
stock, 1 00.01 10 ; bonds. SI 00.1100. Cape
(iiranleail and Chester Railroad. II
miles ,,f Mack: stuck ."Oli.llllll; bond.-.
S."(IO.IM)i. Choter. IViryville and
tile. Genevieve. 'JO miles of track:
stock. '.00.1100; bonds.
Saline Vallev Railroad. '.'
i 10. Illlll;
track: stock, .'!li(l.(l(lll; bonds. :itli.
The petition further a Vers that the
Frisco receivers have refused to take
over the property on the ground
that the purchase was nor authorized
by the stockholders or directors of
It is asserted that the cost of
operating the load as part of the
t risen would be le-s than the cost
of operation as a separate system.
The court is asked to order the re
ceivers to take up the management
of the properties and carry out the
contract by which the road was
2 RUNAWAY GIRLS
END JOURNEY HERE
Tire of Quiet Life in Chaffee,!
Get This Far on Way to '
St. Louis. !
STOP AT LOCAL HOTEL
Father of One of ifair Arrives
in Time to Change
Two girls just approaching woman
hood registered Wednesday morning
at the Terminal Hotel under the
names of Mabel Cunningham and
Marie Owens from Chalice.
Manager George Harris suspected
from their youthful appearance and
general demeanor that they were
runaways and when la quest ioncd
them they divulged the fact that
they had grown tired of home sur
rounding and had mutually rcsocd
to shake ChalTee gumbo from their
feet forever and lo nu.ke tracks for
St. Louis with all speed.
Mr. Harris endeavored to dissuade
them but they seemed to have reach
ed a Ii 1 1 a I determination in the mat
ter and it was not until the arrival
of the father of one of the girl- later
ill the alt i I liiion that they cmJd be
prevailed upon to reconsider their
plans and become reconciled to re
sume for a little while longer the
monotonous humdrum of cocn.ry
life in Chaffee The pcrt.v rctuiiiid
to their ."Scott county home Thurs
GOVERNOR'S LETTER NO GOOD
Recommendation of Executive I Dis
regarded by County Officials
Who Make Arrect.
iWNt" News Service.)
Waco, Tex., Ti b. 5. Uov. Colquitt
of Texas lias many rights, but none
over the law, asserted officials here
when they recaptured Dootsie Robin
son, who recently escaped from the
Robinson had none to Austin and
obtained a letter from the governor, In
which he requested any authorities ar
rcstins tit tn not to molest him, as he
protnlsud to urren4tr after first vis
It I ii k his mother in Waco. Uoliinsou
came here, thowed tli" U tter and was
arrested. He expected to istt here a
The superintendent of the Oatesville
Institution telephoned that the gov
ernor had no riuht to provide such a
letter, and. besides, there wa.-; $1T re
ward for hU capture, he polnti d out.
PHYSICIAN IS SHOT
FOR ABUSING WIFE
Dr. (Juircy I,. Williams of Roon
ville, Ind., is Slain by
Recently Fined $250 for Cruelly
Beating Woman at
Uooiievillc. Ind., l ib. .Y Dr. ijuin-
fniir roads men- cy Williams, :i well-known and pnuni
oii .lanuaiy III. incut phy-iciau here v. as i'm tally -hoi
ye-ti rday by his hroihc
I j in -t I )enimet t .
The -.hiioiiim ri'-ulii
because ol Dr. William- mi -! real iug
his wile. I he v. 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 . following an
altci'-.i' imi willi the physician, had
II. 'i I ti I )eminit I "s In tin for protection."
The hii-b.onl later appiaicd mi the
seine and the shonlin billowed..
Dr. W.lliams pained much notoriety
lure a -In ill time au when alter
bein' arrested on a charge of lmr-e-w
hipping his wife lie was found guilty
ami was ;:--e ed a line if S'.Viil.
The shoot in t of ye-tenlay was no
surprise, ii is -aid. to tho-e who are
.iciplainti'd with the maiilial Iroiibl. s
t I In Williain-. However, the whole
alVair is ciiiuinaliililig tin
at t --tit ion
of evi rvbodv heie lodav.
FOR THE NIMRODS
Activities of Little River Drainage
District Will Benefit in
Various Ways. j
WILLKRING FiXE (SAMe
Fishing and Hunting To Have!
No Equal in any Section of
('ape Girardeau i- destined not
only to become one of the most
prominent business centers in the
Mississippi Valley through the devel
opment brought aboul by the activi
ties ol tlie Kittle River Drainage
District, but as a future r"iulezvous
for sportsmen with both rod and gun.
the outlook is most promising.
The big diversion channel which
will empty into the Mississippi River
a few miles below the city will carry
the concentrated overflow and spreads
f i iii Hubble Cnek, Little River and
Castor River, three of the Inst fish
ing streams in Southeast Missouri.
Where the ditch intersects the govern
ment levee a short di-tuncc from town,
a chain of laig'- harrow pits three
miles ill length will be stocked with
all varieties of game li-h common to
this .section of the country, ami it is
natural to infer that with such a
large body of water there will be a
great inlliiN of watir b.wl duriiu;
the hunting hvimiii.
COMMKKCIAI. (1.115 MKKTING.
The Commercial club will hold an
important inert inu lii.!.i night.
Kvcry member is requested to be
present. Some interesting committee
reports will be Made and new unifiers
will come up for iliscu-sioti. I're-i-dent
Glenn a-l.- that every membi r
attend to take part ill the iliscussion
for the cpatisi.iti ol the city and
A-hor "I would have you know,
sir, that I bav written for betti r mag
azlnes than jour!" Kditor "And did
you get them?" Judgn.
AMERICAN CONSULATE THAT NEEDED
II k,v4- km i
The American consulate at Ava-psflco, Mexico, has been convert' d
the vicinity, who turned over to Consul C. S. Kdwjrd about I'iaO
rauders. the consul cabled to the state department for protection ami
SIMEON D. FESS
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. if '
KH WtMm- lift
Simeon 1J. Fess, who Is serving his
first term In congress as the represen
tative of Ohio's Sixth district, stsfrted
out In life as a farmer boy. AYter
graduating from college he was re
tained by his alma mater, Ohio North
ern university, as Its professor of
American history. After this h , held
several college positions and finally
became president of Antloch college.
Later be was the editor of a magazine.
.MEXICO CITY, MKX., FEB. 5. THE REBELS LOST TIIEIK FIRST BATTLE,
A SKIRMISH AT TORREON, TODAY, BI T WERE Sl CJESSFl'L IN THEIR MOVE
MENT ON TAMIMCO A( (ORDINC TO EARLY DISPATCHES OF THE DAY'S
BALTIMORE, MI)., FEB. 5. CON(iRESS.MA ROBERT BREMNER WHO
FOR WEEKS FAST HAS BEEN UNDERGOING RADIUM TREATMENT F()R;CAN
( ER OF THE SHOULDER AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL DIED AT 10:.J.'J THIS MORN
1N(J. OYER $100,000 WORTH OF THE FRECIOl S METAL WAS INJECTED INTO
HIS BODY IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE HIS LIFE.
ST. LOUS, MO., FEB. 5. THIEVES IN A WACON DROVE UP TO THE DOOR
OF THE WOLTJEN EXPRESS COMPANY'S OFFICE HERE TODAY, LOADED I P
$5,000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE AND DROVE AWAY UNMOLESTED.
CHICAGO, ILL., FEB. 5. A FASHIONABLY DRESSED WOMAN IS AT WORK
HERE WITH A POISON NEEDLE AND IS USING IT ON SMALL BOYS. SHE IS
DESCRIBED AS BEING ABOUT 23 YEARS OLD AND HANDSOME.
ST. LOUIS, MO., FEB. 5. LOR ETTA, THE NINE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF
POLICEMAN JOHN STEPIIENRAEIR, WAS DRAGGED INTO AN ALLEY HERE,
BEATEN, ROBBED AND OTHERWISE ABUSED BY A STRANGER WHO HAD
OFFERED TO ASSIST THE CHILD IN CATCHING A STREET CAR.
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REBELLION IS ON IN PERU
Palace and Pres'i4ept Are Captured
and Minister of War Is
. W',HVens S.-'vl.-c.
l.im:', TiSU, Kelt. &. The president
ot file Republic ot 1'iiru, Gulllermo HU
lliigliurst, was taken prisoner by mili
The rebels suddenly r.ttarked the
presidential palace under the leader
ship of Col. lienavides.
(len. Knrinue Varela, premier and
minister of war, was killed In the
sliain fight which ensued.
safe dcpiltlri", for the A
the region Is Infested' by bands of n
Admiral Cowles sent 'a 'warship there
COBBLER FOR PRESIDENTS
i Mr I
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wiuui it nn
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This is r. Siininer, tlie W ashington
tobtihf' who nieiiils tke shoe of tbo
preJFlents. Mis little shop Is not fur
from the White House, and sme of
his best customers have been the chief
ecullves ami their families. Me
McKlnley was his first presidential
patron, and Roosevelt, he snys, was
the best. The colonel had a liking for
tan shoes, find Mr. Wilson wears light
er footgear than any of his predecessors.
CONGRESSMAN A SMUGGLER
N. Litt.iuer and Brother Are Fined
When They Both Plead
IVM' N" S i vice.)
New York, K b. ;. Lucius N. lat
tatter, a former onuressman, onil hie
t. rot her William wro fined fl.Oi")
eacli atid sentenced to six months lit
jail for sniUKi.litiK.
The court, howi er, suspended sen
ti uce tn the matter of the jail pcmvlty.
The lirothers were indicted on Jan.
7 on three counts. They were charged
with attempting o eMide the duty on
a . n t . ; u ibameud Kil l pearl tinrtl
ami stral other articles rf JeweJry
xa'.ueil at tlii.niMi inn! intemled. it waft
said, for W illiam l.itt.im r's wife.
1. in in- 'v. i- accused of hrtagiiig the
jewel;, itiui t.ic country concealed In
a trui. i. iiiul William of reichiUK
Two Bad New Vorl. Thit ves De
clare Sunday is Day of Best
MAKK SOMK HAULS
Sell About $10,000 Worth Jewelry
Obtained from XuaierouN
. . , lib. Challes
his voiingir luot hi r,
two (ill t I dre-sial null
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in d I In piuiri
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bad"..!.. - .ind I
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.,. I i , . e: lie. ill. l tlj Sill 1 -(
i i ; l..ii l.'i i I. . Iiie! relormed.
Ii.. . I ir:" .1. Mill loloweil hi III.
, ; tin- l.n t Iii i - i uler : cm '-.it
I. . ;n
anal tun 1
w Ml t '.1'ie
In . .. alter ringing hdlM
"in r into th" halluav .r
lli" I . r-ne work on a 'l.xir
. v s
As tlie ilt'tcctitcH entered to sclxo
Hie litolliwr; I'liarles HeiKe aimed a
revolv. r ui Hi" leiectives. hut be
fore Ii.- oi.'ul liie '.'iirroll struck liliu
on tlie head w Hi his blackjack ami
lie fell to tlie lioor. He was disarmed
ami he and Ins In it In r were shackled.
Al the statu. n house, according tn
the polii e, the hlolhiTs said that II. cy
minified one robbers d.iiVy lr
si month.'. ei i .t on 5nuilar.
"Whv not on Sundays?" the oUor
brother was asked.
"Hoc, .use Sunday is a. day of rent
ami we attend church." he "iplaincd
"We alwaxs c.o Hi the KTangelical
Lutheran i lunch ill llairiton mil
ami M ilillefou sir. .1 We never ml
iliurili." The I l.il h"t i lohl the police tin y
hail sold about fln.i'i'U worth of Jew
dry iind that sales were mail" In.
meiliiitely alt' r the robberies.
CADETS RESCUE 1 GIRLS
MILITARV COLLEGE BOVS ACT AS
Young Women Carried From Dormi
tory at Ai.idclphm, Aik.,
in Nicjht Clothes.
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l.ltlle ItiM-k, Ark., I'eb. -Cadets
of Oiiaclilia and I lemlersoii niililary
college were tin- heroes of a flrn
which esiroeil (he IFeiuli imih Itrown
Meioillst Colie(;e for Hirls at Arka
delpliia The main col'"je biiildiiiK, a four
siory structure, and the younw wom
en's dormitory, a four story structure,
were di si roved.
Kveryoni' in I In buililiiif; waa res
ciid. More Hi an Jmi pirlfl were taken
out by the cadets. Some of the youim
women wore only their ninht clothliit.',
bo fast did the funics spread.
Their screams iind cries could bo
heard for blocks. The fire originated
in the storeroom of the college and Is
suppo. ed to have been caused by
spontaneous combustion. The firo de
partment saved Hie Key Mu.-de hall,
the only building 1 -1 1 .':taiulin,j on the
To Clean Plaster.
To clean plasti r, pn pa rami y to
vhltewai-liitiK or to paint iiik. lirnt
IjIv a coal of starcli. by the time
have rcachi d the la I bit of space
first will be marly ilr ami if yl
gin at once to wash it oft' with wa
to which noine soil. i or l:i rosi lie
bei'ti lidded, all siuok" and vrim
Come off with the i larch This I.
the same princiule of start Ind lal
washing easier than unstarched
dirt comes out with the starch
Sunday School Scholars.
' Tho number of Sunday school schol
ars of all countries is about DV.nmi.i'Ou,
Of whom 14,000,oi'it, or more than hair,
are in tho I'rdted States. Cu-laud
and Wules come next with T.omyoo
no other country having as many aa u