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TO il AND THE CAPK COUNTY II Kit AM) Volume XVI CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JULY 24, 1914 Number 30 Mexico's Latest President and Troops Taking Him to Capitol fit !i- - '-jWm w fM These are the Mexican federal troopa that. Immediately after the resigna tion of General Hnerta, escorted to the national palar his successor, Fran cisco CarbaJaL Inset Is a portrait of PAINTER ALMOST KILLED BY FALL Fred Schaefer -Drops Two Stories While at Work on Lincoln School Fred Sehaefer, a painter, living at 10fi South Sprigg street, fell from the second floor of the Lincoln School yesterday morning and was serious ly injured. Schaefer, who was employed by the Vogelsang Construction Company, was standing on what is known as a painter's jack. This contraption was stationed just above the second I floor Qjtb- fcwrhlmg.- , .'fle had been standing on for several hours as he painted a portion of the building, but suddenly there waH r jerk at the rojw holding one end of the improvised platform and Jack, painter and paint plunged to the ground. Schaever fell on a pile of bricks and rocks, and a large bucket of paint dropped on top of him. The platform missed falling on the painter by only a narrow margin. Co-workers rushed to his aid, and found him unconscious. Believing that he was dead, the workmen liter ally carried him to his home, which is just about two blocks from the scene of the accident. He was revived a short time after he reached his home, but his condi tion is considered serious. An exami nation was made, but whether he sustained any broken bones has not yet been ascertained. Those who witnessed the accident thought the fall had been fatal. His body was motionless after he struck the pile of debris and he uttered no outcry. WOMAN FALLS 1000 FEET. Brussels, July 22. Mme. Cayat de Castclla was dashed to death from a height of 1000 feet fron a new para chute she was testing from the bi plane of Aviator Champel failed to work. Thousands of spectators, among them hr husband, saw her drop. FORMER POSTMISTRESS AC( I SKI). N,.w Orleans, July 22.-Mrs. Fin nie H. C'ulloii), 2 former postmis tress at Phoenix, Miss., is held here, charged with embezzling 1000 of government funds from her po-tolt.re. the nwtprasMeaC v " 1000 MARINES ARE FREADY OR HAYTI Men Being Mobilized Within Sinking Distance or Island Intervention Likely By hlrgroph to The Trtbum. Washington, July 22. Plans f mobilizing at least 1000 marines with in striking distance of Haiti and the Dominican republic, will move for ward another stii tou t rrow with the arrival of the naval transport Prairie at Guantanano from Veja Cruz with 400 seasoned -righting men fruin-the outposts there. That will bring the force at Guantanamo up to "00. The transport Hancock, which has just landed 300 at Guantanano, is now headed for the Philadelphia Navy Yard to return with another load to bring the total force up to at least 1000. With those preparations President Wilson's decision as to what action the United States shall take uto qcl the revolutions in the island republic and satisfy the pressure of European creditors, will be awaited. War and navy officials, confident that peace can be restored on the island only by the active intervention of the I'nited States, are perfecting their plans. Recurring revolution in Haiti threat ened tremendous property losses led to renewal of discussion todav in ad ministration circles over the possibi lity of American intervention. Small hope was held that the Huitiens would be able to put their own Government in order. The situation had reahced such a stage that under European pressure a movement of the Guantanamo ma rines into Haiti was a possibility. If intervention were ordered in Haiti it was suggested that the I'nited States would attempt to establish a finiiM'iul trusteeship over the re public by which American officials not oi iy would collect taxes, but they would require proper appropriation of the funds. If intervention in Haiti became necessary, it was possible that Ameri can troops might be used to put down the h'lig revolt that has harassed the dominicau Government. Such action It was suggested, might be accom panied by extension of the authority which the I'nited States now exer cises in the collection of domiiiieaii ustoms. FARMER BEATEN IN EAST CAPE; MAY BE FATAL Walter Moore Attacked By DavidConroy is Left Almost Dead on Levee PILED ON LOGS TO AWAIT SON'S COMING Dr. Vorbeck Doubts if Victim Will Survivc-Row Started on Ferry Boat ' Walter Moore, a well known fanner of East Cape, while engaged in a fight with Pavid Conroy of Thebes, vesterdav afternoon, received injuries that will perhaps prove fatal. Moore and Conroy had Urn in tie Cap" during the day and were cu ss ing the river on the last trip of lb ferry boat when they got into an ar gument. The trouble started before the boat landed on the Illinois shore, and when ("apt. Hoy Jaynes became convinced that a fight could not be averted he hastily pulled into the bank and ordered the belligerents ashore. The match was unequal 'as Mr. Moore is an elderly man and. phy sically frail, while his adversary is said to be robust and youthful. After reaching the top of the icr bonk the trouble was revivetfitd in spite of the fact that a large num ber of people witnessed the encounter, no interference was offered and Mr. Moore was badly beaten. After ho was reduced to a state of absolute helpleasneaa and was li prostrate" on the ground, his anta gonist is said to have kicked him in the stomach and face. Apparently satisfied with the results, the victor calmly walked away, and no attempt was made to intercept him. The helpless victim was then drag ged to the top of a heap of logs, and a messenger sent to advise his son as his condition. The injured man was taken his home and Dr. J. C. Vorbeck this city was called to minister the suffering man. to ( f to On liis return this mornirt, tlsM doctor stated that he found the pa tient in a very serious condition. His eyes were both entirely closed and deep contusions had been made in numerous places over his face and body. Aside from the visible marks of violence, the doctor fears the develop ment of serious internal injuries. No arrests were made at the time of the assault, but officers wire sent to the Conroy home this morning for the purpose cf affecting his capture. Dr. Vorbeck expressed doubt that Moore would recover. ROCK ISLAND TO BE QUIZZED. Folk, for Interstate Commission to Investigate Road. Hy UU graph to The Tribune. New York, July 22. An investiga tion, it was learned today, will be made by the Interstate Commerce Commission into the conduct of the Rock Island Railroad. Joseph W. Folk of Missouri, who conducted the investigation of the New Haven, is expected to appear at the offices of the company here next week with a corps of expert uccountants to make tie preliminary examination of the company's affairs. DON JAIME IS SIX YEARS OLD Madrid, July 22. His Royal High ness the Infante Don Jaime, second sin'( King Alfonso, celebrated his tlth birthday anniversary today, hav ing lien born at La Granja Palace, July 22, HlOS. He is a fine, active little chap, equally fond of outdoors sports and everything pertaining to the military. On account of certain infirmities of hearing and hpeech, with which the King's elder son i. afilictcd, there is a belief in Mime quarter that Don Jaime is nio.-t likelv to succeed to the thn-iie Bull Moose Chieftain Who Has About Kicked Over the Traces ..." Vri 1 jrf.. -.r: :i Bedbugs, Awaiting To Receive New Victim, Almost Cause Riot Young Lady Tries To Drown Pests in Gasoline, Starts Fire and Policeman Kain Hears Man, not Bugs, was murdered. An am y f bedbugs last night almost !rove tie family of Edgar Horn, who livs at the Southwest corner of Court House park, into dis traction, :.nd caused a sensation in police circles. The Horns just moved into the residence yisterday, and they hud not planned to hold any receptions for sometime to come. But these pestiferous pests decided that the Horns were not the boss of the house, and Mr. Horn found that the bed bugs were right. Miss Bartha, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horn, returned home shortly after 10 o'clock last night from the home of a friend and started to re tire. When she entered her bedroom, she thought she detected the odor i f bugs. She lighted a match and found these ciirniverous insects promenading up and down the pillows. She lighted another match and raised up one of the head rests. She was diimfounded. Bugs were piled on top of each other in their efforts to get a peep at their new victim. "I'll just pour gasoline on those nasty things," she said to her mother, and then started for the can. When she returned and began to pour the oil on the bedbugs, her mother struck a light so that she might spray them all. The match ignited the gasoline and the real touhle started. Realizing the danger of burning the house, the young lady opened the screen and hurled the burning pillow and bedbugs into the street. As she permitted the screen to close it slammed, and pedestrians, who heard the noise and saw that ball of lire, set up a howl for the police. Patrolman Kain, the heavyweight of the Broadway squad, was fiivt to reach the scene. He was quickly in formed that a man had bc n mur dered, and that the start r had filed a cannon. The policeman thoiuht i' wa- sui cide to attempt to investigate tie case, but he remembered that a pa trolman must consider duty, ev n though it means massacre, and he went forth. When he reached the Horn heme, he was on his tiplos but jogging along at a good clip. Miss Horn saw him, thought l.e was seeking information and 1 t him have it. "Look out for those bedbugs," she chuckled out of the window. Mr. Kain kept right on moving, but he moved in a circle and every time he passed the window he caught a little more information. Finally he absorbed the whole story, and de cided that no ordinance had been fractured. And that ends this sad story of the bugs. SENATOR'S WIFE WONT MIND. Washington, July 22. The inter diction pronounced by Senator I'wis of Illinois against the use of his Christian name of "James" just be cause the irreverent were disposed to abbreviate it to "Jim" and couple it with "Ham," is now effective in official circles. The name of the Illinois senator appears now as Ham ilton Lewis. Senator Iewis has succrded with the clerks and officials of the Senate but he has yet to conquer his own family. Mrs. Iewis returned to Wash ington last, night from a western trip und across the hotel register in a heavy lined angular hand she wrote: "Mrs. James Hamilton Lewis, Chicago, 111. SHORT 1 CENT, HE SETTLES. Seaford, Del., July 22. Luther H. Clifton, for 17 years Postmaster at Bladas, Del., was notified by the Postoflice Department in Washington that he would be prosecuted if he did not pay a shortage of 1 cent. He settled and escaped trouble. SAMl'EL SWIFT, ART CRITIC, DEAD. New York, July 22. Samml Swift, i" years old, music and art critic, is dead after an operation in a hos pital here, lie was born in Newark, N. .1 COL. ROOSEVELT DESERTS MOOSE LEADERS CLAIM Formerl'resident inStatement Urges Progressives and G. O.P. toliarkllinman ACTION DENOUNCED BY BI LL MOOSE MEN llarnt'N Sns the Colonel is on the Mourner's Henrh May Hun Again ((rnii to Tin Tnluiii, Oyster Ba. N. Y., July 22. Col. Tlnodore Hoisevell, pride of the Bull Moose, virtually severed relations with the Progressives ,y a statement dic tated at Sacan.ore Hill tonight. Me did just what the Progressives asked him not to di iudoisi d Harvey D. Ilininnii. who is running for gover- i r of Ni w tk on an anti-boss platfoi m. Col. Hoeseilt asked I'roi rescives and Republicans alike to get behind 1 1 in inn n . and intimated that he would take the stump for the anti-boss can didate, if his health would permit I. mi to do so. At a meeting of a number of Pro gressive County Committeemen held in New York City littj night, the fear that Col. Roosevelt would come out for llmnian was discussed for sev eral hours. One excited t'istrict leadi r said after the motiiit: ''if the Progressive party tries to put Hitinian over, there'll be a riot." By Col. Roost vrlt'i statement to night, the Progressive party, or at least the biggest end of it in this state, is now out of the Bull Moose band wagon. In his statement the Celonel asked Progressives in the State of New York to get b hind Mr. limn nil. In rins ing his statement, he said: "Pro gressives i ird Republicans alike should get back of Mr.ll iniiiiin so that he may enter the light this fall, not only as a Republican, but as a Progres sive as well." "Col. Roosevelt's statement puts him on the n. out iter's bench of the Republican party," said William E. Barnes, at Albany tonight. Barnes, who is the Republican boss of New York, lias been branded as a crook by Col. Roosevelt. Dispatches from all politicul centers of the state tonight take the view that Col. Roosevelt has decided to quit the Progressives. It is believed by many that hit action tonight is the first move of his campaign to get the Republican presidential nomination in 1016. TWO MORE PLAGUE RATS ( AltillT IN NEW ORLEANS Work of Extermination Pushed To Limit by Health Officers. New Orleans, La., July 22. Find ing two more diseased rats, continua tion with greater vigor of the cam paign of cleaning the city and three meetings conducted by Dr. W, C. Hucker, Federal assistant surgeon general in charge of the work, marked the fight against bubonic plague here today. Day meetings took place at the Stock Exchange and the Con tractors and Dealers' Exchange and tonight a general meeting was held in the auditorium of a hotel. At each meeting Federal officers, local health officers ami city officials told the people that they must clean up, and Dr. Hucker showed the contractor! and dealers with lantern slides how they should protect buildings against rats. One of the rats, which it was an nounced today had been infected, was taken in the section of the city, largely occupied with produce houses, and in almost the middle of one of the districts, where it was decided yesterday to center the work of the rat extermination, and cleaning up. The other was caught at 121 South Rampart street, which is within the first focus. No new cases of the disease were reported today.