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Volume XVI
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JULY 24, 1914
Number 30
Mexico's Latest President and
Troops Taking Him to Capitol
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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
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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
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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.

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