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Cape Normal SchouJ
Pontiff Kept Alive All Day on
Oxygen, Succumbs After Asking
Catholics to Pray That Europe
May Soon Be In PeaceHad been
111 But Few Days.
Priest Administers Last Sacrament
And His Holiness Succumbs as
Rome is Informed That Head of
Catholic Church is Dying-Had
a Remarkable Career.
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Rome, Aug. 20. Pope Pius X. died shortly after 2 o'clock this (Thurs
day) morning of bronchial pneumonia, brought on by grief over the Eu
ropean war. A bulletin was issued by Dr. Marchia Fava shortly before he
passed away informing all Rome that the distinguished patient was uncon
scious and that the end wan not far off.
Extra newspapers were issued attributing his death to grief over the
war, which brought Catholics face to face in deadly combat. The Pontiff's
last request was that all Catholics pray that peace in war-ridden Europe
might be restored.
His illness had hot been considered of a serious nature until 'i'uday,
when he suffered a slight Kinking spell. He rallied quickly, however, and
i'w trending physicians believed that his ailment had been checked.
Wednesday morning he awoke from, a restless night, and a short time
later he fainted, and the doctors thought he was dying through suffocation.
But he rallied, though only to sink again. The day passed with the physi
cians fighting to every extreme to w ard off death.
The Pontiff was kept alive several hours before his death with oxygen.
It was administered virtually throughout the day. A priest was sent for at
the request of Dr. Marchiva Fava, and the last sacraments of the Church ad
ministered. The physicians then announced through bulletins that the Pope
was sinking, and he quietly passed away.
The Pnntiff has been in noor health
several years, and grief over the gen- in mute protest
Home of Chas. Becker Kan
sacked Whil Wife Pre
pare Supper
Nc;:io Man ard Woman
tarch I:. L.h'uliivanand
Take $9
Takes Morte) ar.d Man's V akh, p, i,,v,,jt ut. (,ccs ne(j
I But Refuses to Take Lady's ' . 'rtlUi Troi scrs Are Stolen
J Timepiece whi'e He Sleeps
A daylight robber entered the homo j, j,, Sullivan, a lineman employed
of Charles A. Becker at 631 Broadway, t,y the Cape Girardeau Hell Telephone
Monday evening, and, after securing a Company, who rooms v.t 107 North
quantity of valuable loot, made his es- Frederick street, was h id up Monday j
eral war in Europe hastened the end.
It had been several days he was seri
ously ill.
Earlier messages today indicated
that his Holiness was very ill. The
first bulletin today said that he was
threatened with pneumonia.
It is understood that Cardinal Mer
rv del Val has summoned back to
It was nlain that he realized he was
very ill, but it was also plain to those
about him that the melancholia in-
cape without being detected.
The burglary occurred at about 5::i0
p. m., while Mrs. Becker was busily
engaged preparing the evening meal.
The thief gained access to the
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depressing effect on him than was his building through a rear door, and con
actual illness. It was also certain that fined his efforts to ransacking the
the cause of death would be a broken family bedroom. '
heart. The spirit that had animated Mr Bccker had ol.caHion to visit
ni8 nouness in nis pasi iiumrs
the illnesses which have attacked him
Rome all cardinals who recently leu absent this time. So today the
there. The cable anonuncing the ueatn niombers of the household were pie
reached New ork at 2:2b this after-! pared for the en1
n0" ..... , i Pope Pius X., universaly known and
The death of the Pope was due to belov'ed as the t'Pope of the Poor,"
the war. He died practically of broken , wag the son of John an(i Margaret
heart, for nays Deiore me war orose gart0) poor peasants, and was born
out he was srravely concerned and he i '
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nouiieu nil me jit-auo ui viic viiuitii
throughout Europe to work for peace. 1
Up until hostilities actually com-
menced the Pope did not believe that
war could come between civilized na
tions at this late day. When he ehard
that Germany had declared war on
Russia, and realized that the confla
' gration actually had been kindled, he
broke down. His Holines sswooned and
was unconscious for several minuteR.
His physicians were called in and had
to administer powerful restoratives.
There was a slight recovery, and the
Pope was able to be about the Vati
can. He spent most of his time in
prayer, and all of his devotions im
pressed upon every member of his
household that his entire heart was
set on the restoration of peace.
When the Emperor of Austria asked
that he send his blessing to the Aus
trian forces, the Uope sorrowfully
sent word that he would bless all of
tho combatants; that he considered all
of them his children.
Finally he issued an appeal to every
Catholic throughout the world to pray
for peace. This appeal was distributed
As news of the terrible fighting in
Belgium began to reach the Vatican,
the sorrow of the Pontiff became very
great. He had long spells of weeping
and would sit for hours at a time mur
muring the prayers for the dying.
On Sunday he was too ill to leave
his bed. The doctors in attendance
were not alarmed, as they hoped that
Italy, the eldest of a family or eight, i room to get hiB wateh, which he had
His father worked in the fields and ; . . - ... o . .
eked out a scanty existence by acting 1 u" "lc 1 " " ,
as a rural mail carrier. He received x arose tne morning Deiore. wnen ne
his first lessons from n German mas- opened the door to his sleeping npart
ter, and later attended the parish , ment, he discovered that an uninvited
school. His granniainer was a soioier
in the Papal Army, under l,regory
In his boyhood day hir. love of na
ture and outdoor iife was only equaled
by his fascination for assisting in the
service of the holy mass as altar boy
in the little village church. He re
ceived first communion when he was
11 years old, and evinced such a pred
ilection for a religious life that at 15
his parents had him entered in the
Seniorery at Padua. He was an ear
nest student, and on September 19,
1850, he received the cassock, and was
admitted as a student therein. A year
later, September 20, 1851, Bishop Fa
rina conferred upon him the tonsure.
The future Cardinal and Pope made
such rapid strides in his studies that
at the age of 23 he was ready to be
oirdashrdluetaoi shrdlushrdluucmfwyp
ordanied to the priesthood, although
under the rules of the Church he was
too young to be invested without a
special dispensation from Rome. This
special dispensation readily was given
by the Vatican, and September 18,
1858, he was ordained to the priest
hood during the celebration of the
Feast of St. Joseph of Cupperteno.
After his ordination the vounc
priest was transferred to the See of
night, and at the point of a gun was '
compelled to surrender all the money
he had in his possession.
The robbery occurred at about 1 1 :!10 ,
o'clock on Broadway, at the mouth of '
the alley just west of Taylor & Mas-J
terson's store.
Mr. Sullivan stated that he was 1
walking rapidly toward his home, and
.iust as he was passing the alley, a
negro man and woman suddenly ap
peared. The woman remained in the
mouth of the alley and the man
jumped immediately in front of his
intended victim, at the pame time
thrusting the muzzle of a large re
volver against his stomach. The com
mand to throw up his hands was com
plied w ith promptly, and while in that
position Mr. Sullivan was forced to
submit to having his pockets searched.
About $9 in money was taken, but the
guest had visited the premises and had thief, in his haste, overlooked a valu
taken the liberty of making a thor- ai,e watch.
ough inspection or the contents or tne After accomplishing his design, the
the room shortly after 5 o'clock, at
which time she noticed nothing un
usual and found everything in its reg
ular order.
Mr. Becker conducts a barber shop ,
at 702 Broadway, and when he came
home for his supper a few minutes be-
Kaiser's Governor of Kiaochou Be
lieves Mikado's Warships Will
Bombard Ports oday-Oricntal
Ambassador at Berlin Departs, In
dicating That Declaration of War
is Imminent.
Kaiser's Men Shoot Horses Out
From Under Allies and Count at
the Head of Belgian Troops is
Shot Dead Railway Station is
Wrecked and City Bombarded.
Rotterdam, Aug. 1! An official dispatch from Berlin hu.vh Germany
will not Cfinsent to evacuate Kiaochou,, or comply with the other demand
of Japan.
Copenhagen, Aug. 19. It is officially announced that the Japanese
Ambassador at Berlin left that city tonight. This action is takeTTas an in
dication that Japan is ready to declare wnr on Germany.
Pekin, Aug. I!). The German Governor of kiaochou announce that
the Jxpaoe ire i-eid;,- t,i Nu,:trJ (he poits. Apparently he expert the
Mikado's warships to open fire immediately upon the expiration of the Jap
anese ultimatum.
Brussels, Aug. 19. A battle has been raging all day along a line of
about seenty miles in front of Diest and Tirlemont.. The Belgian advance
lines have been driven back onto the main force of Bclgianx near l.ouaiii.
The Germans tonight occupy both Ih'est and Tirlemont. The Belgians how
ever, withdrew in good order on the second lin- of the entrenched positions.
The casualties were very heavy on both sides, but the allies' losses probably
were greater than the German sacrifices.
Among the B li'ians killed was Count Wolfaug D'msal, who was shot
through the brain while riding at the bead of his troops. While one Bel
gian cavalry squadron was dismounted and fighting as infantry behind the
earthworks, a pa.t of German cavalry got behind them and shot most of
the horses. The Germans then wrecked the railway station at Iiest and
bombarded the town.
Paris, Aug. 19. The French army has reached Morhange, Lorraine.
The troops progressed rapidly this afternoon, traveling beyond the Kiver
Seille in the central part of the Province. At the end of the march the
troops arrived at Del me, on one side of the river and Morhange on the
room. The Dert clothing nart ueen
turned over, all the dresser drawers
were pulled out and the contents left
in a confused condition.
A purse containing $8 had been
taken from beneath the pillow where
Mrs. Becker had placed it, and Mr.
Becker's watch had also been appro
priated by the intruder.
The marauder was evidently not of
the hardened type, as he left the lit
tle boy's savings bank intact, and did
not disturb the lady's gold watch be
longing to Mrs. Becker, which was ly
ing by the side of the one stolen from
her husband. The police were prompt
ly notified of the occurrence, but no
trace of the burglar has been discovered.
Contractor C. C. Hawley of this city
who has been awarded the work of
constructing about twenty miles of
drainage ditch south of Arbor, re
port1 that most of his machinery is
instHWl nnd that active work will be
gin in a few days.
MVs Maymc Ballard, after visiting
f-r some time with her brother. W. (
his malady, which at that time was Vicenza. as Curate of Tonibolo, where' i;;,iiar(i 0f this city, departed for hoi
believed to be bronchial catarrh, cou
he remained nine years. In June. lgfiT. I
nW with troutv manifestations, would I he was promoted to the position
yield to treatment. But it did not. I iwih wiest of SaUnnn. where he la
Throughout yesterday and today his! lined dilkrorHy until his s'inrWors.
fever increased. HM stomach would reeoe-ntyiiry his worth. ikIa H Ci:n
not retain nourishment. Yesterday, ! nf TrrvUn. in 17".
while conscious, he prayed incessant- Fcn-i fliM hi e'-verit.vt foivm
ly. When the doctors pave him lin'iid
nourishment ho would shake his .;.d f v , , .n ..f. i
hoiiio in Chicago yesterday.
Fred Kage, Jr., returned yesterday
from St. I.nuis where he has been vis
itimr for the past few days.
.'aiivs Washburn of Sprine field is
visit incr his grandfather, II. If. Wa.-h-hurn
in this city.
negro, with his companion, stepped
back into the alley and disappeared
in the darkness.
Mr. Sullivan stated that he was un
able to get a good view of the female
bandit, but that he feels confident he
would be able to identify the man,
whom he describes as being a young
negro, stockily built and rather black.
After reporting his misfortune to
the police, Mr. Sullivan proceeded to
his room.
When he arose the following morn
ing he discovered that he again had
been victimized. During the night a
thief had entered his room and made
way with a bran new pair of trousers.
Nothing else was disturbed, and the
marauder was apparently satisfied
with the acquisition of the wearing apparel.
G. A. Schaefer of Appleton, brother
of William B. Schaefer, president of
the First National Bank, is in the city
with his small son, who is receiving
medical treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Klages depni ted
yesterday for a few weeks' visit on
the coast.
Judcre H. E. Alexander was in Bon- i
t..n Wednesday morninf? on legal
lus!ne. 1
Will Stone and famil:
are vi.-itimc friends an'
this citv.
f St. Loeis
'elatives in
Rotterdam, via I-ondon, Aug. 19. The Cologne Gazette asserts that
the advance of the German troops, while slow, has not been seriously check
ed anywhere.
Large contingents of Austrian troops, including mountain artillery,
which the German army is without, have passed points along the Rhine on
their way to the front.
Paris, Aug. 19. Careful study of the military situation on the north
ern frontier leads French military observers to the conclusion that the
events transpiring in Belgium today are the beginning of operations on an
immense scale.
Germany, it is declared, is making fresh and mightier effort to break
into France through the comparatively open Belgium country.
Government opinion in Paris, however, is confident that the allies will
be able to meet this shock successfully and reply to it crushingly.
A dispatch to the Paris Midi from Brussels, dated today, says cannon
ading was distinctly heard in Brussels at 6 o'clock this morning.
The correspondent adds it is understood that a German army is march
ing upon Brussels by way of Huy and Joidoigne.
London, Aug. 19. A dispatch to the Reuter Telegraph Company from
Brussels says the German advance posts covering the region between Gem
Bloux and Jodoigne are being gradually pushed bark before the advance of
Belgian and French forces.
The Belgian and French are now in close Junction and in contact with
the advance lines of the German army.
The announcement in a telegram from Brussels, dated last night of
fierce fighting between Belgian and German troops along an extended
front is generally accepted in London today as indicating the real besjn
ning of the first great battle in the war.
The German attack is today again reported made on the direct orders
of Emperor William.
The extent of the line of 'fighting has not yet been revealed, but pre
sumably stretches in a north and south line.
A dispatch to Ueuter's Telegram Company at 7 o'clock last nigst says:
"A fierce battle is in progress between the Belgians and Germans on
a nextended front. Large number of refugees are arriving at Tirlemont.
Rotterdam, Aug. 19. It is asserted here that the forts at Liege were
dynamited by the Belgians after they had been evacuated, the action of the
IM'iians Ik in- due t the arrival of Germany's heavy motor batteries.
A wireleM dispatch from a German source says that the I.ieire forts
have fallen under the fire of the German big guns.

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