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THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COVNTY HERALD
s i.V i o LEO KING CAP-TURESDESPER-ATE CRIMINAL Had Escaped From Peniten tiary at Chester Was Serv ing Life Sentence CAPTOR RECEIVES REWARD Prisoner Identified By Prison Of ficials and Returned to Chester to Serve Sentence When Leo King the well known .young ' tie inspector stepped into the depot at Scventysix Wednesday night, little did he dream that he waa soon to become the hero of a bitter conflict with the daring arrest of a desperate criminal whose record of crime waa sufficient to make the most seasoned desperado hunter think .seriously before engaging him in an attempt at capture. However, Leo had that very experience, except that the fugitive didn't make any physical .resistance, merely trying to talk his way out of the difficulty. On last Monday two convicts es aped from the Penitentiary at Ches ter, 111., and the authorities of that institution immediately circulated no tices containing pictures and descrip tions of the fugitives with the hope of accomplishing their capture and return. One of them, Albert Kellcms, who was sent from Edwards County 111., for murder, seven years ago, to serve a term of 99 years, made his appear ance at the depot at Seventysix Wednesday evening at about 6:30 o'clock. At the time he entered the depot the agent was absent, but sev eral neg'ros engaged in loading ties were sleeping there. They engaged him in conversation until the Agent, A. E. Dean, arrived. Dean immediate ly recognized the stranger as one of the criminals wanted. IJeing pos sessed of but one urm, he did not feel it advisable to express his sus picions until he was certain of aid in case the suspect attempted to escape. Leo made his appearance at the opportune time, and the two made comparisons of the picture with the man who was waiting, and mutually agreed that they had the right man spotted. Leo slipped out to the store nearby in search of his father, John King, whom he found and brought back to the depot with him When they submitted questions, the stranger stated that Ins name was J. P. Itobison ami that he had come from East St. Louis. He was slight ly crippled in one hip. and he account ed for that by the statement that he was thrown out ot a box car just as he was leaving East St. Louis He was dressed in nothing but a thin shirt and a pair of convict pants Jind a little office cap. He was under the influence of liiptor and stated that he secured his drinks at Menfro when he crossed the river. At the time of his capture he had twenty cents in money and a pint of whiskey on his person. He was taken into a back room and examined closely and several deep and ugly scars were found on his body. After the examinations and questions were com pleted the men felt sure that they were not mistaken in their man, and accordingly had him taken to Wit tenberg ami turned over to the au- hi' v- it,' r !.. til CMMM Mil. !'.; I , I.,..; I. ,i ,;j m;Ti.' ti, I ; i 1 a.. i .IV I.: I : i II iv ! I'l'u . ,. I 'I ' i ;,-!i' i-..-' .. .1 ; . .i. ' ', . : . ,.'..-;.! arose and addressed the court: "You say I can go, y'r Honor?" "Yes Pat, the state has not been able to make out its case against you." "And 1 can never be placed in jeopardy of me life again for-r this business?" "No, Pat, never again. Is there anything you want to ask?" "Yis y-r nonor; will ye be koind enough to give me me hat?" Advertisers who use The Tribune do to with confidence that through its columns they reach the sturdy, reliable element of the Community. CAPE A GREAT SHOPPING CENTER Outsiders Take Advantage of Op portupities to Purchase the Best Goods at Alluring Prices LILBOURN REPRESENTED Number of Ladies From New Mad rid Spend Day in Cape Taking Advantage of Opportunities The Cape is certainly a recognized trading center, and its reputation is not confined to the wholesale and factory industries by any means. Shoppers from outside towns and country communities add to the hustle and business activities of the town regularly and frequently. Scarce ly a day passes but that the trains bring numbers of visiting shoppers from every direction. The fact that this custom has grown stronger and the number of visitors larger would indicate that the merchants of this city are not only alive to the needs of their patrons, but offer inducements in the saving of money that make them competitors with merhants who are located many miles away. On Thursday the following ladies from Lilbourne spent the day in taking advantage of the opportuni ties held out by our merchants to their trade: Mrs. W. Hoehn, Mrs. Jack Reid and Miss Wallace. They spent the day in the Cape, and were guests of the St. Charles Hotel, one of the best equipped hostelrys south of St. Louis. They left for their home loaded with bundles and pack ages which they had acquired at the enterprising and up-to-date stores of which the Cape is possessed. SIKESTON MAYOR LOSES AUTOMOBILE Phones City Authorities to be on Lookout for Wayward Son Who is Taking Big Joy Ride SON OF MAYOR WANTED Indulging in His Favorite Pas time of Ripping Across Country in Fathers' Auto Johnny Malone the village cut up from Sikeston is at some more of his elfish doings. John is the son of the Mayor, E. J. Malone, of Sikes ton, uiid the mental anguish and financial torture he inflicts upon his father is said to be immeasurable. He is the incorrigible kid, and kind words and harsh treatment are met alike with rejection when they serve to interfere with Johnny ami his capers. One of his favorite antics is to take his father's automobile for a little spin, sometimes develoj ing in to record beating tours, and the boy is often attacked with for get fulness and don t remember to come home or to send the car back. The Tribune is advised that Johnny is at this tune heat inn it across country somewhere, with kis father's gasoline vehicle, and the old gen tleman has 'phoned to the authori ties of this city to intercept his way ward offspring, relieve him of the responsibility of caring for the car, and set him afoot with pedei t'ian's privileges. As yet the youngster has not made his appcarcncc in the Cape. FINE BUSINESSAD .n :ii;.,'.Mi:i t it'Yh :ll ' Wo ' 'ii.lt 1 1 '.it. i V.m k ..Uii- J,) d .!i'' '" f Ml tv to ur.uiN soon fnmas. '! ti" l.nl. i i ;. nt o LViiiiiros .!:. :( i ....... .-. it' the enormous increase in their busi ness since opening, have found it necessary to supply themselves with more store room. Work will begin in a short time on the construction of an immense addition to their already spacious business house, and will be pushed to completion as quickly as possible. They are located on Good Hope Btrect, in the center of Haarig, and since opening their business there, results have been most gratifying. The addition is to be of brick, two stories high, and of capacity sufficient to enable them to store machinery and supplies of all sorts in large quantities. JUDGESICKJM- PORTANT SUIT IS POSTPONED Witnesses Called Great Dis tance Disappointed at Fail ure to Try Suit SUES FOR CASHIER'S BOND Defendant Grasps Opportunity to Have Case Delayed Refuses to Have Another Judge In the case of the City Hank of Illoomfilcd vs. U. S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co., which was set for trial on the 25th of March, a post ponement was necessary for the reason that Judac Walker was ill and the attorneys for the respective parties could not agree on a Judge to hear the case. The suit was broueht in order to collect the cashier's bond of S 15,000. George and Rudolph Houck who were stockholders in theinstitution which was forced to close its doors on account of short aeo of the cashier, came' from Charleston, Pa., to appear as witnesses in the suit. Kudolph Houck is now attorney for the Lackawanna Coal & Lumber Co., and George is looking after the lumber interests of the same concern in West Virginia. BIG BUILDING BOOM IS NOW ASSURED Numerous Basements and Foun dations Starting Every Day Larger Buildings CONTINUES TO GROW Work Never Stopped During Win ter, but Increases Greatly as Spring Approaches Hugo l'fisterer one of the leading and most up-to-date contractors of the Cape reports that there never was a time in his knowledge of the city that prospects were brighter for a building boom than are promised for this Spring. He states that peo ple are going at the work almost the same as they go about the spring garden making. On one day this week 12 basements were started, and every day shows extensive pre parations for the construction of new homes. Several new big business houses are assured for the present building season and a number of residence properties, elaborate and fine are in contemplation. More buildings for homes were constructed here this winter than are ordinarily built in towns of equal size during the Warmer months. The Cape will grow. Nothing can stop it, and anything that tries to head us off will get run over. PROCTOR SUES AL LENV1LLE BANK Claims That Institution is Wrong fully Withholding Check for Which He Gave Change HAS MANY WITNESSES Case Will Probably not be Finished I . ' i i ate in Afternoon. Many i'aesses Yet to Testify 1 lit which seemed to excite -.-:!' . ile attention among the i 1 ii. in the lower end of the .1 ;. ' i the neighborhood of Delta .'.;' wille, was begun in Judge '',' - ourt Tuesday morning. It . rir . ,e of W. L. Proctor against i- ! ville State Bank, and was so recover the possession of a ' for $125 which the plaintiff 1 1 1 is i being unlawfully withheld '. i lr i.. It ii a cashier's check on i 1 i lis bank and was issued to ' i 'i i i amed Barney Segbers, and .'i : I: was presented to the Allen ' Segbers had ordered pay- 'pped, contending that he n '.' xansferrcd it to anyone and tliat the indorsement is fraudulent. A number of witnesses were present who testified that the endorsement was genuine and that Mr. Segbers had disposed of it in a regular way to plaintiff Proctor. Segbers' recol lection seems to be very dim on every thing that would tend to show that he had endorsed the check and re ceived the cash thereon at the hands of the plaintiff, stating that he was so drunk at the time that his memory u Vague, but he insists that the in dorsement is not in his handwriting. The ease is still in progress and will probably not be settled until late in the afternoon. CITY OWNER SHIPCARRIESIN POPLAR BLUFF Resistance Not Sufficient to Cause Doubtful Feelings at Any Stage of Battle CITY OWNS WATERWORKS A. M.Tinsley, Local Manager Re turns to Cape After Strenuous Campaign llcturns from the election held in Poplar Bluff last Thursday show that the Municipal Ownership movement carried by a vote of almost four to one, and will apply to the electric lighting system. The Poplar Bluff eitisena have some experience along those lines, the waterworks system being municiaplly owned. Profiting by that experience they concluded that the satisfactory results would apply to the lighting system as well. Mr. A. M. Tinsley of this city has been in Poplar Bluff for several days working in the interest of the Missouri Public Utilities Co., and returned to the Cape Friday morning. Heretofore Mr. Tinsley has been very successful in campaigns of this char acter, and he no doubt feels keenly the defeat suffered in this particular instance. ULSTER MEN ARE STILL RESOLUTE King in Conference With Cabinet Over Home Kule Policy GOVERNMENT IS CRITICISED Premier Asquith Denies Issuance of Warrants for l ister Leaders Movements Precaution (W.VTT News Service.) London, March 24. In the midst of a special cabinet meeting War Secre tary Seely waa called suddenly to Oucktiiuliam palace. After an extend ed session with the kl'ig, Col. Seely returned to the cabinet meeting, which adjourned soon afterward. Col. Seely Is believed to have submitted to the cabinet the king's upproval of Secly's statement. King George Uneasy. Kins George has shown the great est concern over the Ulster situation. In order that he may remain hi con stant communication with his minis ters, the king canceled several en gagments. The fact that King George sum moned Premier Asquith, Col. Seely nnd Winston Churchill to Ducking ham palace and was In conferelKJO with his cabinet mi:iiHters Indicates clearly the anxiety with which ho views the developments. Tho uneasi ness displayed by the king Is deeply resented by the Liberals, who declare it Is furnlshln? the Unionists with political capital. Resignations of Officers. The statement of Premier Asquith printed In the Times Is regarded as indicating the weakness of tho coun try's position. The premier refused to discuss the resignations of officers from the army, but the statement of the Times Is taken as showing a dis position on the part of the govern ment to make Gen. Paget the scape goat. Premier Asquith denied that war rants for nny Ulster leaders had been issued and declared that the move ments of the troops were of a purely precautionary character. Government Is Criticised. The attention of all England was drawn toward the situation in the army growing out of the refusal of many officers to serve In Ulster. The threatened disruption of tho service for the time being had all but over shadowed the warlike preparatons be ing made to deal with the Unlonsts, and the reports from Delfast to the activities of Sir Edward Carson. CANDIDATES FOR SCHOOL . DIRECTORS ELECTED At the mass meeting held at tho court house Monday night, it is said that the programme as originally planned to keep the present school directors in oflice was carried out with one exception. H. H. Haas waa nominated to succeed Julius Fisher, but no other changes were made by the vote cast at the meet ing. Emil Thilenius and Dr. G. B. Schulli were nominated to succeed themselves at the expiration of the term they are now serving. Campaign committees were, selected for each ward in the city, to work in the interest of the nominees. COMMERCIAL CLUB HOLDS MEETING Many Matters of Great Import ance ate brought llcfore .Meet ing and Discussed BIG FACTORY IS COMING Minor Changes Made in the Pro posed Ordinance Providing for City Milk Inspector The Commercial Club met in a most interesting session Friday night. Many matters of importance were brought before the gathering which was presided over by Vice-President Koberts. There were about thirty members present. The report of the Factory Commit tee in the matter of the Freeze Threshing Machine proposition to secure three acres of land in the North part of town for the construc tion of a plant was approved un animouslv bv the Club, and the Com pany will likely begin the erection of its buildings soon. Among other matters of great im portance to the city and community, was a proposition received from t pork packing ami refrigerating com pany who have expressed a desire to come to Cape Girardeau, and their sincerity of purpose is evidenced by the fact that the only inducement sought is the donation of two acres of land upon which to construct their plant. In addition to the pork packing, they propose to construct a plant for the storage of butter, eggs, etc. They expect to erect one concrete building in the near future, at a cost of about $.')(MHI, and will begin with n capacity of about 7.r hoits ier week. Their proposition was given to the Factory Committee for consideration. One or two other smaller factory propositions were submitted to the Factory Committee which in the future will meet weekly fur the trans action of business. Prof. Ilabeoek, of the Normal, made a preliminary report for the Agrieul tural Committee as to the townshi) survey and the movement for better co-operation between the farmers and business men of the town. His rc port showed that all sorts of vege tables could be raised lure in abund anee, as well as fruits, and that the farmers of Cape Girardeau Township could furnish many times as much produce as they are now doing. Secretary W. W. Hinchcy of the Retail Merchants Association, report ed that that organization was ready to en-operate with the Commercial Club in the movement fur closer relations between the farmer and the, merchant. Secretary A. 11. Illlliliev, as ouO of the delegates to the state conven tion at JelTcrson City, made a report stating that Southeast Missouri had been well represented at the said convention, and the report of progress made in Southeast Mi-souri in HI LI compared very favorably with other districts in the state. Chairman Koberts of the Commis sion Form of Government Committee, advised the club that the committee would hi' ready with its completed report by I lit' Mi'oud Friday in April, and that tl..-y were si ill gi t I ing in formation from dilld'cut towns. V. G. Lewis in reporting for the Health and Sanitation 'ommit tees, stated that the proposed ordinance requiring a city milk inspector had given its first reading by the council He reported several minor changes made at the suggestion of members of the Health Hoard and members of the Council, in the ordinance as read before the Commercial Club at a recent meeting. The suggested chang es were approved unanimously by the club. BLOOMFIELD CITY BANK TO RE-OPEN Will Resume Business as Soon as Board of Directors Have Elected Cashier MAJ. HOUCK PRESIDENT New Institution Under Able Man agement Gives Promise of Successful Business The City Hank of Woom field which closed its doors in 1912 on account of having been looted by a defaulting cashier, is soon to resume business. There was a meeting of the stock holders on March 21 and resolutions were passed to re-open in the resump tion of business as soon as practica ble. As soon as a cashier has been selected by the Board of Directors the bank will be oponed and business will be resumed. Major Giboney Houck whoso ef forts have -aided materially in the reorganisation, has been made presi dent tt the new concern. TWO MEN HURT IN ACCIDENT AT DUTCHTOWN Speeder Collided With Cars and Passengers Thrown High in Air REDUCED TO SPLINTERS Victims Rushed Here in Lorberg's Ambulance and Placed In Hos pital for Attention It is not a pleasant sensation to be called from your snug, warm bed at two o'clock in the morning to make a nine mile ride through the freezing weather, but such was the experience of the nlcrtful and ever ready undertaker, Martin 1-orberg, Saturday morning when he waa aroused from his peaceful slumbers by a telephone call from lr. I.ostner at Dutchtown, where a most serious accident had occurred. When the scene of the calamity was reached, Mr. Lorbcrg found two men badly injured from having the gasoline speeder upon which they were riding collide with a flat car standing on the main track in the Dutchtown yards. S. A. Ayers, who makes his head quarters at Lutesville, Mo., and In employed as a tie buyer for the Pig Muddy Coal & Iron Co., with Curtis Lee, a restaurant man of Lutesville left Jackson Friday night on their speeder, intending to go to Lutesville. They were riding peace fully along, going at a good clip as they came into Dutchtown when they were suddenly hurled into the air with tremendous force, and there the knowledge of the victims ceased temporarily. From some unknown cause two flat ears were said to be standing on the main line, and it was when the speeder came in con tact with them that the accident happened. Mr. Ayers sustained some ugly scalp wounds and bad cuts about the face, and while the least seriously injured of the two was rendered un conscious and aside from a faint recollection of being placed in tho ambulance at Dutchtown, has no knowledge of anything that trans pired from the time of the accident until he was received at the hospital, Mr. Lee was quite seriously hurt. He received ugly and painful wound about the head and face, ami some long deep gashes in the thigh and calf of his left leg, and it is feared that he sustained internal injuries, i he flat car is said to have been literally torn to pices by the impact. I . 1 1 li the unfortunate men are sniij to be resting nicely at the hospital. (Ulie Crump accompanied Mr. Lor berg on his journey of resuscitation. FIFTH WHEEL BREAKS AND DRIVER THROWN tin Thursday afternoon at two o'clock a buggy saii.l to OFT. about belong to Henry llrune gave evidence of its defectiveness, when under no unusual strain the fifth wheel broke, releas ing the front wheels which the horse look with great sp I from North Main street doun to I lie 1 . S. I'.xpre-H oflice where il collided with the heavy express wagon standing on the street. The horse was not. injured, and was held un I il the driver arrived. The driver was thrown out when the buggy parted, he was unhurt. BIG NEW PICTURE SHOW FOR CAPE To be Located at Corner Frederick and Broadway and Will Open in About a Month DOYLE BUYING FIXTURES Ed Doyle Left for City to Purchase Necessary Fixtures and Supplies for Business Ed. Doyle left Tuesday morning for St. Louis where he has gone to purchase supplies anil equipment for a fine new picture show which he intends to open at the corner of Frederick and Broadway. Tho rooms secured is in an ideal location and is especially adapted to the purpose for which it is to be used. The ven tilation and exposure is good and tho capacity is spacious. Mr. Doylo intends fitting out his new place in the most modern, manner, ami give special attention to escapes and exits in case of fire, and at tho same timo look after every detail that would lend attractiveness to his placo and render it popular as a show house. He expects to return in a few days and will begin at once tho work of installing fixtures and making tho necessary alterations and additions to the place. He contcmplutes open ing in about a month or six weeks from this time.