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C'at,f' Normal School
V dure XVI
Number 36
Former Cape Girardeau Man
to Join King George's Army
at the Front
Tried to Aid England During
Boer Uprising Brother Died
in Battle
Capt. George Alt, who until two
years ago was a resident of Cape Gir
ardeau, sailed from New York Tues
day on the steamer Olympic for Eng
land, where he will join the British
army and go immediately to the
The first news of his plans reached
this city yesterday morning in a let
ter from Capt. Alt to. Mrs. George
Bell, a close friend of Capt and Mrs.
Alt. In his communication, he was
uncertain whether he would sail from
New York or go to Canada and report
for duty.
A dispatch to The Tribune from
New York last night stated that he
departed Tuesday morning. Capt. Alt
will enter the army probably as a Ma
jor, because of Britain's dearth of offi
cers. Capt. A.'t, who is betw ;n 45 and 50
years of ogi , came to the United
States from England twenty-five
years ago, and located in this city a
short time later. He lived here con
tinuously for 23 years, moving to
Clopton, Va., two years ago.
Since moving to the Old Dominon, !
he has been in charge of a large es
tate, owned by a brother of Amelia
Reyves, a noted writer.
The many friends of Capt. Alt will
be little surprised by the announce
ment of his departure for Europe. He
has always been a military enthusiast,
and often expressed the hope that he
would die' on the battlefield.
"His desire to fight for'his country
was almost uncanny," said Sam Sher
man, an old time friend of Capt. Alt,
yesterday. "He was always willing
to talk of military life and showed an
extreme fondness for those who were
at all interested in the life of a sol
dier." "He was always a splendid gentle
man. I don't believe there was a man
living in Cape Girardeau who was a.s
popular as Capt. Alt during his long
residence here. I am not surprised to
know that he is on his way to Europe,
but I am sorry he has gone. I sincere
ly hope that when the war it over,
Capt. Alt will return safe and sound."
In his letter to Mrs. Bell, Capt.
Alt asked to be remembered to M. J.
Koeck. ('apt. Alt and Mr. Koeck were
close friends and tho fact thnt both
of them hail served in the army tend
ed to bind them closer together.
Mr. Koeck was a lieutenant in the
German army, and ('apt. Alt served
as .n oflicer in the Territorialists,
which are in England what the Na
tional Guards are in the United
"1 am not in the least surprised to
learn that Capt. Alt has gone to join
his army," said Mr. Koeck last night.
"He often told me that if his country
ever went to war, he would apply for
service. During the Boer uprising, he
tried to join the British army, but his
father, who was quite influential in
England, induced the military officiata
to reject CapU Alt.
"He had a brother who was in
Africa during thut war and he was
killed in the battle of Spivonskop.
Capt. Alt often expressed regret that
he had been unable to fight for Eng
land against the Boers.
"I always considered him one of the
best posted men on military affairs
that I had ever met. He not only
studied the conditions in Great Britain
but he was just as familiar with the
military workings of every other na
"He is truly a splendid man, and I
hope no harm will come to him. He
is unafraid and so enthusiastic that he
is likely to sacrifice himself, but the
least his friends here can hope is that
he will come back unharmed.
"He will enter the army as a Cap
tain at least. He still retains that
commission, even though he has been
away from his country for years. It
is quite likely that he may start with
the rank or major.
Carjt. Alt married Miss Virpie Ca
hoon. daughter of Hon. B. B. Cahoon
of Fre.Iericktown about twenty years
ago. She was one of the best known
matrons in Southeast Missouri, and
vs especially noted as a hostess.
The AH homo, durintr their resi
dence in the Capo, v as the gathering
nlaco of M.uni and nl.l alike, an. I mim-hr-i-W
.social function took place in
lb. ir 1w. v hi-h w; ,' t a .mp
hi. n "loving their r, -uK'iii't' In " -.
stocky hi.dd, and i : '''
). tv d in manner. T
fi"ly i'l robust l-ea'tli I
rf a rugged, ennst:t"tion
that conveys the ..p;pn
i i - i
, t
lo'u li :i .'i r
rd nos o d
ho h-is fii a!r
sine, of groat
'Iwu hundred German reservists
-'olkntone by English troops. They
'nave for the continent.
Become HI Ipon Arising, But i
" o in
l is F roily.
Chief of Police D. A. Nichols was
stricken with paralysis in a light
form early Wednesday morning.
He was seftrcd with the attack
shortly after arising, while in the act
of dressing. He realized his condi
tion when his left arm and hand be
came helpless, and although his left
leg was also slightly affected, he man
aged to walk to the bed and lie down.
He called his wife and notified her
of his ailment and she immediately
summoned a physician.
His condition has remained un
changed, but he has at all times been
able to sit up and walk around tho
room nt intervals.
His physician states that it will be
necessary for him to remain quiet and
avoid incitement of any sort for sev
eral davs, hut that he does not believe
tho chief's condition to be dangerous,
md that with a few days of rest he
will he completely restored.
At a late hour last night Mi.
Nichols in an interview by telephone,
stated that while she could notice but
little change in her husband's condi
tion, he remained cheerful and was
resting well.
B.iard of
Health Asked
to Moe i
At the regular monthly meeting of
court house yesterday morning a pro-
Sprigg street against the further op- j
eration of a slaughter house located ;
in their vicinity, was presented to the
meeting with the request that prompt '
action be taken.
The petition after being read was ,
received and filed, pending further in- j
It was understood that would be
thoroughly looked into at once and
that definite action would be taken at
the next meeting.
This was the only matter coming
before the board, aside from its regu
lar monthly routine work.
Ernest B. Foster was arrested this
morning by Deputy Sheriff W. J. Sea
graves, upon the complaint of Mrs.
Anna Slaughter who charges the de
fendant with having made a false affi
davit v. V.r n he obtained license to we
her daughter a few weeks ngo.
Tlv di f. rdant was married to Mi??
Marie Hit
'i"ir.! hoi.eco'ncr" ce'.o
;:i'r.on. and the mother
.'ai'V. that her daughter
: rs i 1" i-.ge and that l'i
hivit that she had !: h-
. '. .'... ,T video Wilier
I'V'g ho young i;-;-'i
l'.'. .(. I hoed f'o" hi.-
per,,l,r i- 1 2th. 1 b
r d V- H. W. 1- . v. A
1 J. H. Simmon..
of .b- 1.
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being marched through the streets of
were captured they were about to
Bonding Company Tells School
Knarri II la Vvr.iro nr.rl Thnt
Contractors Arc Right
Aside from the regular routine of
hearing reports of committees, allow
ing bills, etc., but little was done by
the Board of Education at their meet
ing last evening at the Broad school.
Another matter which would per
haps tend to create a little uneasi
ness in the minds of some of the mem
bers of the board in regard to the
stand they have taken which has re
sulted in a suspension cf the work
of constructing the new high school
building, was the report receive d from
the New Amsterdam Bonding u:p
eny. This firm advised the board that lif
ter an investigation of the' dihioi'ij
between Vogelsang Bros., the con
tractors, and Fels & Co., the archi
tects, over the reinforced steel work
to which the architects objected, they
are convinced that the contractors are
right and that the work should he al
lowed to proceed.
It was decided to submit the re
port of the bonding company to the
attorney employed by the board, for
his consideration ami advice. It is
now believed that the work will soon
be resumed und that the contentions
of the builders will tinully prevail
over those of the architects.
There will be another meeting of
the bourd on Saturday afternoon for
the purpose of receiving the new
school buildings in time for occupan
cy at the beginning of the term, Sep
tember 7.
Boarding House Keeper Says Man
Chastized Her When Asked
to Fay.
Charles Hall, a laborer employed
on some of the drainage work in what
is known as the "Black Lands," a few
miles south of this city, was arrested
yesterday morning upon the complaint
of Mary Gurley, who claimed that
Hall abused her and whipped her
when she requested pay for his board.
The prisoner was brought before
Judge Wilier where he entered a plea
of gvii'ty and was sentenced to ten
davs in ;::il.
The. d. fendunt himself was badly
d..-t:v i"ed as the result of the dii!'.-ciio;-
with his irate landlady. His ee
wif discolored and his face v as
.-!;. tihe.l and swollen, and judgln.:
:'i-e,i ;".',earane'S jt would s"ein thai
!v !.ad lien the victim of an a-u't.
'-. oil-by i-tated tout aft. i '
' I. . i 'ected from tho 1 !:. i i.
i. j to;.! I'.e v. 1 11 1 1 1 ore b,. ' : .
. '.,- up, and i hat
'i ' .: r ,ni.)eino cot li i e t.. !.
. i.i.i tiler -ho di'! not I i" .
' a.- extinguished v ith oi'V
i ;. e . not until ccn-idci able o;.
, .: i il done.
Judge Ranncy Proposes IMan
to Link Agriculturists With
Third Day Closes Expedition
Meeting Big and Enthusiasm
The tours of the county by business
men from Cape Girardeau and Jack
son ended yesterday with splendid
meetings at Bufordsville, Tilsit and
During the meeting at Tilsit, Judge
Ranney of the Cape Girardeau Corn-
Pleas court made a popular sugges
tion when he proposed an auto truck
line connecting the farming sections
with the various cities in the county.
His suggestion followed a complaint
made by a Tilsit speaker that the far
mers were Unable to get much of
their products to markets because of
the inadequate train service. While
no official action was taken upon the
judge's proposition, many of those
present commented favorably upon it.
A plan to form a Cape Girardeau
County Commercial club was propos
ed by Philip A. Hoch, which met with
much favor, especially from the far
mers. "There is a generul desire on the
part of the business men and farmers
in the various sections of the county
to get int one organized body. I te
lieve the best way to settle this
question would be to organize a
County Connwreial club. - v "
"This would eliminate the possibil
ity of any city becoming jealous over
the belief that one town is lieing un
necessarily favored. What everybody
wants is co-operation. W? should all
be willing to assist euch other, and I
believe that is the ununini.ius senti
ment of this meeting."
Serious consideration was (J'-cii the
suggestions made by Mr. H 'ih and
Judge Ranncy. It was suggested by o
prominent man last mirht mat a meet
ing probably would be called at Jack
son within a short timv at v. Inch the
two suggestions would be taken up.
This meeting at the couniy .cut, he
said, would be in the natoi" of a ivlly.
for the purpose of interest in;: "c-i-dents
of every section of the o. nty.
The three days spent in tie- roitii!)
did much good, was tho o-dni in -pivssed
by every man who ni ti-in.it-ed.
It is quite likely that a : leubr i
pedition will be arranged lm- . xt
summer, if not before.
The Cape Girardeau dele; a-,
sembled yesterday morning in front of
the Commercial club, and I her v.. nt to
Jackson, where they were re Voiced
by several automobiles tilled with p-
gressive citizens.
From Jackson they went to liuf
oidsville, where they were met by in
enthusiastic crowd of merchants and
fanners. Better roads, the stock lav
and the need of co-operation among
the fanners and merchants were dis
cussed, From Bufordsville the visitors . nt
to Tilsit, where another rousing meet
ing was held. Fred Sanders, presi
dent of the Farmers' club, called the
meeting to order, and Secretary Allan
H. Hinchey of the Cape Commercial
club, made a few remarks, outlining
the purposes of the meeting, and then
introduced the speakers.
Among those who made short talks
were: J. P. Mabrey, August Kamp,
W. H. Stubblefield, Dr. B. W. Hays,
Judge Ranney, Dr. Holt, John G.
Putz, Clarence Grant, I.ouis Hoffmeis
ter, C. J. Deal, Albert RolofT. W. H.
Bohnsack, B. F. Davis, James Wil
liams, Rev. J. J. Clopton, Mr. Mozely,
Prof. Moore, Harry Naeter, W. W.
Hinchey, August Voshage, Theodore
Mever and Louis Ische.
This was one of the largest and
most enthusiastic meetings held dur
ing the three days' trip, and it wa. ."
o'clock before the visitors pulled ( ut
of the citv.
! From Tilsit the delegation went to
Cordonville, which town the reached
at 5:40. There was a l:i'g" rowd
awaiting them and in the gatl.i rirv.
i were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Stein. !''
8!) years old and his wife 7:'. Thev
uere as enthusiastic as anv of the
younger people. They were 'i: '. el
eii'ht years ago.
Set-rotary Al'an Himhev .a. V d
meetbnr with an I'di-e.-. , !
e.ei - nil t'the follow i'i" I' . n o, 1
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Me: ' and .!. i '.
Minister of Defense Leaves Ottawa
Hurriedly to Investigate Story
That Teutons Will March Into
Canada From New York Better
Equipped Than State Militia and
Are Shouting "On to Canada."
Forty-eight Hour Battle Fought Be
tween Germans and the Allies at
Mont Diddier, Roye and Noyon.
London Withholds Details of
Battle, But Paris Siege is Expected
(By Telegraph
Ottawa, Canada. Sept. 3 Col. Sain
city hurriedly tonight for Toronto and
telegraphed irom Uutlalo. y that 7,000 Germans there, better equip
ped than Ihe New York Stale Militia, were threatening to inade Canada.
The Ger mans, who have openly announced their intentions, marched
through certain sections of Buffalo,
Col. Hughes has asked for an immediate organization of the home tuard
regiment in every city to repel Ihe
Fetrograd (St. Petersburg), Sept. 1
battle in Eastern Galacia says the Uusaiana have, won a complete victory.
Five Austrian army rorpa have hern completely routed and are retreating i
diHorder fo the went ward, abandoning
Ilenide the enormouit numherx of
er k, including many general)), the report nay.
During the (.even daytt of fighting
70,000 priHonem.
London, September .1 Hery preparation in being made in Parin for a
sieRe, which ix expected to take place
fighting ih in progress today along the left flank of Ihe allies' forccx, and
while they are holding well, the Germans- are steadily forcing them lit
give away.
The battle line todav extended from a point northwest of I'arin lo Coin-
piegne, and thence llirotich Novon, 1 1 miles northwest of Compeigne, to Latere.
Mast of this line and in the North
ing their own. In the neighborhood of
of Uheiins, with the li v: lit resting on
the most sanmiinai lighting is rcpoi
Along the Oisc river the Germans
of t'ompiegne and Soisstins. where they
hours hv the allies.
At Diddier, Kove and Noyon, the
strength in a determined court to break through Ihe line.
They are headed toward Paris and ach day they make great strides In
ward the L'oal. No details of the fighting have been given out by the
London war ollice, hut from a round-about source, it is !carned lhat the
allies have lo-t fearfully.
London, September :i, A dispatch f roni Amiens, France, lo Ihe Daily
Mail, dated Tuesday, September 1, declares that Ihe Germans have taken
possession of Amiens alter three days'iight ing lo the north of that place.
The dispatch adds that the success uf the Germans at Moreuil made the
capture of Amiens certain, the entry
receiving a German envoy, announced the surrender of Ihe city, and urged
the citizens to make no disturbance.
An undated French dispatch to Ihe Times says: "The valley of the Hom
me has been abandoned. La Fere has been taken after a bloody combat.
We were obliged lo retire Saturday evening."
London, September 3. The battle to decide whether history will repeat
itself in a second siege of Paris is still in progress, according lo Ihe latest
official announcement here.
Future military historians will write volumes about the details of this
battle, but all the British public knows officially concerning the Titanic
struggle the most momentous British
is contained In the official report issued last night by the Press Bureau:
"Continuous fighting has been in progress along almost the whole line of
battle. The British cavalry engaged with distinction the cavalry of the
enemy and brushed them back and captured 10 guns.
"The French army has continued the offensive and gained ground in the
Lorraine district."
To this generally the French official communication adds Ihe fact lhat
Ihe allied forces have Tallen back toward Ihe southwest to avoid an ac
tion which might have been engaged under favorable conditions. How far
and lo what line Ihe allies have gone is unknown here.
The brief official bulletin of List night is the first word Ihe British peo
ple have received from their government concerning Ihe present battle.
The last previous bulletin as Field Marshal Kitchener's statement issi-rd
Sunday night, throwing a v el.oni light on the previous four days' bi.Hle
which ended Satnrd.iy ;nd which reflected the greatest cr.tl'l on the rcn
eralship and discipline ol tin- British army.
In .-pile of the fact th.it 1 1
dr.nr.. .md that ('' G-man
oiil.r I'.n -t.licat ion- ol r.,.f,
I t -it-
'.moll'.', tin- i.ille
is wearing it- t If
I ii r.'ii.-i.,l I
do not hrealv
'I he battle of I. ..V i-r oi"- "
suitor! iii :t tlo.-i-it and nilh.it
'The battle line extended more than -
' l,."(IO,(i(MI men were engaged.
to The Tribune)
Hughes, MiniMcr of Defense, left (bin
Hamilton, to investigate the story
carrying a banner, which read: "On to
possible invasion of the Germans.
An official report of the seven day
arms and baggage.
killed the AuHtriann lout 40,000 prison
the KuHHiaim have taken 200 gun and
within a very nlioit lime. Heavy
the Allied armies are aoparenlly hold
Laon and Uethtl, 21 miles nortlieasl
Ihe fortified I raiico ticrman fr.inlier.
have swept south lo the neighborhood
have been engaged for forty-eight
Germans are throw nin: Iheir greatest
waH not contested. Ihe Mayor, alter
soldiers have fought since Waterloo
It capital Ints been r.-nn w d o
.1 Ih
.,-t is v. it'i.n
! i I i , lift i- 'ec
,u- lo he Ih.il li'
t the allies' y.:v
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I'wii '!. it re.
the A l's I f i.. 11.4.
i-'tiaic.T-d thai
n a test c it ftil g I
i : he! ill ing
defeat of
and it is

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