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GIRL, 6, ON WAYICITY MUST OWN MARY L BOOTH LOSES EYE SIGHT THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1913. GREAT THRONG AT jTHILENIUS AND ninvnif Ainr niTnrTrp FARMER HANGS HIMSELF TO A SHED RAFTER FROM SCHOOL IS WATER COMPANY MBirnuMiunicKij BDinrre ieavf KILLED BY AUTO KAGE DECLARES Former Normal Teacher Fears She Will be Permanently Blind. Miss Hinchey Charms Audience With "Caro Mio Ben" 1,000 Present. SCHOOL BOARD VETERINARYSAYS MILK SOLD HERE IS TUBERCULAR Dr. J. S. Lehr Takes Tumor from Cow Which Supplied Cream for family. DR. PATTON URGES A RIGID INSPECTION Ogle Hinkel is Crushed to Death by Car Driven by Claud Juden. PLAYING WHEN AUTO SNUFFS OUT LIFE Mother, a Widow, is Prostrated by Tragedy Juden is Exonerated. While on her way home from the Washington school, shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Ogle Hinkel, the six-year-old daughter of Mrs. Ida Hinkel, who lives on tht Bend Road, just north of the city limits, was struck and almost instant ly killed by an automobile driven by Claud Juden, son of W. A. Juden. Juden, who is a student at the Business College, was on his way from school. He had just crossed the bridge over Sloan's creek, when he struck the child. The little girl, who was aecampanied by an elder sister, was playing with several schoolmates, and according to spectators, ran in front of the car. Before she could be rescued by her sister, the machine knocked her and two wheels passed over her, frac turing her skull and crushing her chest. Several little girls, who were with the two Hinkel children, ran to Ogle's assistance, and became almost fran tic with grief when they realized that their little companion was seriously injured. Ogle was unconscious, and was gasping frantically for breath. The screams of the children aroused the family of John Brooks, in front of whose home the accident occurred. Mrs. Brooks rushed to the child's aid, and assisted by a passing autoist, the child was carried into the house. The gravity of the accident overwhelmed Mrs. Brooks, but the autoist summon ed a physician. When a doctor reached the Brooks home, life was extinct. The physician stated afer an examination that death was almost instantaneous. Her skull had been fractured, if not crush ed, and she received internal injuries which would "have caused her death, even though she had not been other wise hurt. Coroner Schoen was notified" and he held an inquest at 8 o'clock last evening, the jury's verdict being that death was due to an unavoidable ac cident. It is said that Juden was running his car at a moderate rate of speed and that he did not know that hr had struck the child. He passed on for quite a distance before realizing that he had driven over the girl. He then returned to the scene of accident, and was almost overcome when he re alized that the little girl had been fa tally hurt. Ogle came nearly bing struck by a bugpy a short time before the fatal accident. She was playing with the other children and they were darting from one side of the road to the other. She started to cross in front of the machine, a witness said, but her sis ter seized her and drew her from the path of the auto. Juden checked his car, and when he believed the danger had passed, re leased the brakes and passed on. The little girl, excited by her narrow es cape, was somewhat bewildered, and a? she attempted -to step out of harm's way, she stumbled and fell, plunging beneath the wheels. Juden says he did not see the tot fall and conse quently did not realize that he had run her down. Two young ladies who were in the Juden car, stated that the machine was running at a slow rate of speed. Mrs. Ida Hinkel, who lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Estes, on the Bend Road, only a short distance from the scene of the tragedy, was over come with grief when informed that her daughter had been killed. She col lapsed when the news reached her and for several hours she was in a nerv ous state bordering on prostration. The father of the child died almost a year ago and since that time Mrs. Hinkel and her two daughters have lived at the Estes home. The grand parents, who took charge of the body, were incensed when told that the au tomobile did not stop after striking the child, but when furnished later in formation, they exonerated young Ju den. The young women who were in the car, intended to spend the night with Juien's sister, but the tragedy so un nerved them that they returned to the cily. Juden testified at the coroner's in quest. He stated that he was driving carefully and that the accident was unavoidable. Mayor Says Municipal Own ership Gives the People the Best Service. FORMER FOES ASSURE HIM THEIR SUPPORT Executive Anxious to Run Against Phillips, But Isn't Afraid of Dozen Nominees. In a statement which he will soon issue to the people of Cape Girardeau, Mayor Kage will go on record unal terably in favor of municipal owner ship of the local light and water com pany. "I .favored municipal ownership when the campaign was held two years ago, but the people voted against the city owning the utilities company," says the Mayor. However, I have never changed my opinion. To get the proper service, I am firmly convinced that the city should own the light and water company." It has been believed for a long time by those interested in the water com pany that Mayor Kage favored the city operating the company. For that reason the friends of the water com pany and all of the men who are sub servient to the utilities company, have combined to defeat Mayor Kage. "Vote for anybody against Kage," is the message that has been passed down the line. It is hinted that money will be used freely in the campaigr to elect one of the Mayor's opponents. Friends of the company are counted on to contribute freely to elect a city executive who will be friendly to the water and light people. When Mayor Kage asked the City Council to employ a special council to compel the Missouri Public Utilities Company to live up to its contract, a conference was called of the friends of the water company. It was agreed by these henchmen to make every ef fort to carry the city against Kage. Men who opposed Mayor Kage two years ago have assured him of their support since it became generally known that he was to be opposed by the interests. "I have been gratified by the as surances that I have received from former opponents," said Mayor Kage yesterday. "Men who worked against mo two years ago are working for me new. I. have no apologies to make for my record. It is known and upon it I am asking another term. "I am not worried in the least over my opponents. I don't believe I will lose two friends who supported me two years ago, and I have positive as surance that I will have the support of many who have never before been for me. "I am profoundly grateful to those who have called upon me to say they were for me no matter how many can didates I had to defeat. While I have honed to be able to run against Mr. Phillips alone, I am not afraid to go before the voters against a dozen. "Mr. Phillips has made the state ment that he could have been elected two years ago had all of his friend been in the city to vote for him, and that is why I would like to meet him alone. I want to convince Mr. Phillips that I can defeat him under the best of conditions. If others run. he will ray that they took away votes from him. I simply want to eliminate ex cuses. I have nothing personal against Mr. Phillips, but I can defeat him and he knows it." OPAL HLNKLE BURIED Opal Hinkle, the little girl who was kiled by an automobile Thursday af ternoon, was buried at Hobbs Chapel Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Kev. J. T. McDonald. There was a large attendance at the funeral, and Opal's teacher and school mates paid tribute to her memory with beautiful floral offerings. The pall bearers and flower girls were the following six of her school mates: Birdie Stearns, Ruth Kempe, Floy Young, Jessie Ward, Agnes Wagner and Elsie Wagner. Of her immediate family she is sur vived by a mother and one sister, to whom is extended the sympathy of many friends. George E. Johnos and Kedge Vick ery of Effingham, 111., are business visitors in the Cape. Wiliam Shook of Alton, 111.,' is in the city on a business trip. J. A. Lawrence of Farmington is in the city on a business trip. G. S. Hatch of Seventy-Six arrived in the city this morning on the steam er St. James. Miss Mary Booth, formerly a teach er of manual training at the State Normal school, who resigned at the close of school last summer, has lost sight of both eyes. Whether her sight is permanently gone has not been definitely learned, but her relatives in Philadelphia, where she is now locat ed, are fearful for the outcome. Miss Booth is now receiving treat ment from a noted oculist in the Penn sylvania metropolis. Shortly after leaving Cape Girar deau in the. latter part of June, she suffered greatly from her eyes, an for several months was under the cai of oculists in Baltimore and Chicago but her condition did not improve. In a letter to M. A. Dempsey of thi city, who has rendered Miss Booth gal service in the settlement of her estate, she expressed the belief that her sight was permanently impaired A letter from Miss Booth's aunt to Mrs. M. J. Koeck, which was received here yesterday, stated that she had not been able to see for several weeks. Wealthy residents of Miss Booth, who live in Baltimore, have taken charge of Miss Booth's ea'se and are making every effort to save her sight. Miss Booth is a daughter of the late Quartermaster Major Charles A. Booth in the regular U. S. Army. He was once in charge of the arsenal in St. Louis. She is a niece of Major John A. Lockwood, now in California. Maj. Lockwood was once'in command at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis. Miss Booth is a lineal descendant of the famous actors by that name. Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abra ham Lincoln, was a distant relative. She is said to have more relatives in the United States army and navy than any young woman in the United States. George Lockwood, an uncle, who was killed in the battle of Gettys burg, became noted for his bravery on the field. A monument was erected some years ago on the Gettysburg bat tlefield to his memory Miss Boothmade Cape Girardeau her home for several years, and made many friends during her stay. FARMER NEARLY GOES IN RIVER AS WAGON STAMPEDES Vehicle Runs Away With Horses Crashing Into Another Almost Wrecking It. In driving down the steep river front incline with a wagon load of ce ment yesterday morning, Harrir Woodward, a farmer from East Cape barely escaped being carried over tlu sea wall and into the river, when thr brake on his wagon failed to operate. Mr. Woodward, after loading his wagon, had started down the incline toward the ferry boat. The brake gave way and the heavy load forced the small team of horses rapidly toward the water's edge. The horses were unaible to resist the pressure, and Mr. Woodward in at tempting to turn them parallel with the stream, collided with a mover's wagon and almost caused it to topple over into the water. The mover had his horses tied to the rear of his wag on where they were eating, and when the load of cement crashed into them, the empty wagon was lifted almost clear off the ground and shoved to ward the river bank. The tongue of the empty wagon wa snapped in two and the heavy rope? by which the horses were .tied to the rear axle held them securely and they were dragged with the wagon almo:--to the edge of the water. Mr. Woodward finally succeeded turning his team around sufficientl to lock the wheels, and bringing t wagon to a standstill. His wagon was not injured, but f wagon belonging to the mover w damaged to such an extent that con siderable repairs were necessary ' fore he could continue his journey. CAPE LADIES HOLD AN OLD TIME QUILTING BEE The Ladies' Aid of North Cape Mis sion gave a quilting bee at their church Thursday. Those present were Mesdames Wm. Waldron, Joel Nunn, Win. Whittaker, Belle Whiteaker, Lil lie Hopper, Sarah Criebaum, Retta Probst, Maud Atchison, Owens, Mis wonger, Blount, Markert, Isaacs, An geline Hopper; Misses Dora Marshel ton, Marie Ward and Lelia Hopper. All enjoyed the day very much. Mrs. J. T. Holcomb of R. F. D. No. 3, who was operated on at St. Fran cis Hospital last Saturday, is getting along very nicely. Mrs. J. H. Williamson, living north of the city, who sustained injuries from a fall several weeks ajo, is recuperating. Well-Known Phjsician Shows How Infected Milk Kills Its Consumers. , Dr. J. S. Lehr, a local veterinary surgeon, who has inspected herds of cattle in many sections of Cape Gir ardeau County, informed The Tribune last night that he had detected many milch cows that are suffering from tuberculosis, and some of them in the last stages. He recently operated on one, the milk from which was being sold to residents of Cape Girardeau, and re moved from it a tubercular tumor weighing more than fifty pounds. He delivered a lecture before a class at the Normal school on tuberculosis in cattle, and during his address exhibit ed the tumor which was taken from a cow in a dairy herd. "The conditions of some of the herds that supply milk to people living ir this city are positively shocking," said Dr. Lehr. "I have found the dairy men to be in total ignorance of the symptoms of this dreaded disease, and they are selling this infected milk not knowing the danger that may re sult. "One dairyman summoned me to his farm a short time ago to inspect his cattle. He realized that something was wrong with members of the herd, but he did not think the trouble seri ous. I found each cow suffering from tuberculosis, and one of them in the last stage of the disease. "The cow's abdomen was extended and he imagined she was suffering from a disease known as 'bloat.' tubercular tumor had formed just over the milk bag, which press against the stomach and in turn the stomach was forced against the lungs This caused the cow to cough, am' gave her the appearance of suffering from "bloat.' "I removed from her a tumor weigh ing exactly fifty -two pounds. It wa? the largest I have ever seen. It had formed its growth against the mill bag, and before passing into the mill chambers, the liquid passed through the tumor. It contained milk after I had removed it. "Before performing this operation ! had taken a quantity of her milk f- a test with the tubercular serum pre pared by the government. I depositee: six drops of the serum in the milk and it was almost instantly transformer into a fluid resembling albumen. This showed that the cow had long been suffering from tuberculosis. "The farmer asked me if all milk would not show the same conditions if subjected to this treatment. To cor. vince him, we had a pint of milk taken from a herd of cattle I had examined and found to be healthy. I placed six drops of the serum in the milk taken from the healthy cow and stirred i thoroughly, but there was no apparent effect. Then I dropped in an addition al amount, but still the milk did not curdle. Then I placed nearly as much serum in the cup as I had milk, but the result was the same. "Every bit of milk that is consumed should be examined before it is offer ed to the public. The dairyman may sell diseased milk without having th knowledge of its condition. I know from examinations that I have made that a great many herds, of cattle in this county are infected with tubercu losis. To sell milk taken from thesr cattle is dangerous. "A cow suffering from tuberculosis usually shows symptoms of the dis ease in her eyes. The back part the ball is usually yellow with firy red spots scattered over the whole eye Every herd in the county ought to be examined and every bit of milk offer ed for sale should be subjected to a government test before being con sumed." Dr. W. G. Patton, considered one of the best read physicians in the state, was asked last night about the danger of transmitting tuberculosis from cat tle to people who consume the milk. He said milk was one of the most pow erful mediums for the distribution of these germs. "The bovine germ, however, is not as virulent as that found in the human being who has tuberculosis," said Dr Patton, "but of course, when the germ has been transmitted from the bovine to the human body it is just as dan gerous as if it had been contracted from a patient suffering from the disease. "It is nothing . short of criminal More than one thousand people at tended the concert given by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at the Normal Auditorium last evening, which was pronounced the greatest musical treat ever rendered in this city. Miss Margaret A. Hinchey after her excellent rendition of the soprano solo, "Caro Mio Ben," was compelled by vociferous applause of her exultant listeners to yield to the encore. The violin solo, "Rondon Capriccio so," rendered by Hugo Oik, was an other feature of the entertainment that arroused unusual enthusiasm, and in response to the applause Mr. Oik gave a delightful rendition of Medita tion from "Thais." Every feature of the program met with appreciative response, but the vo cal solo by Miss Hinchey and the vio lin solo by Mr. Oik, were received with particular favor. The great auditorium was well fill ed, and many visitors from neighbor ing cities were present. More than seventy-five trained mu sicians comprised the orchestra, and the audience was held spellbound by the excellently rendered numbers. Arthur Ward, librarian of the or chestra, stated at the conclusion of the entertainment, that the manage ment and all the players were grate ful for the reception tendered by the people of Cape Girardeau. The program rendered was as fol lows : Overture to "Tannhauser" Wagner "Invitation to the Dance" Weber "Rondo Capriccioso Saint-Saens Meditation from "Thais Massenet Scenes Pittoresque Massenet 1. Marche. 2. Air de Ballet. 3. Angelus. 4. Fete Eoheme. "Caro Mio Ben" Giordani Miss Margaret A. Hinchey. . Two Melodies for String Orchestra Edvard Hagerup Grieg (a) Heart Wounds. (b) Spring. Caprice Espagnol . . Rimsky-Korsakow Alborada.Vivo e strepitoso. Variations:, Andante con moto. Alborada: Vivo e strepitoso. Scene and Qypsy Song: Allegretto. Fandango of the Asturias. The orchestra returned to St. Louis at 1 o'clock this roornirg, on the spe cial by which they were brought tc the city yesterday afternoon. FATHER OF PRIEST DIES Rev, M. J. O'Brien Hears Parent Died In St. Louis. Father M. J. O'Brien of St. Vin cent's College received a telegram yes terday morning advising him that his father had died at his . home in St. Louis at 7:30 o'clock. He was advanced in years, and was one of the old residents of St. Louis. His death was due to pneumonia. carelessness for the county to subject its people to this dreaded disease by the consumption of infected milk. The liquid taken from a cow sufferin. from tuberculosis is more dangerous than the flesh of the animal. This is due to the fact that by cooking th meat many of the germs are destroy ed by the heat. "If tubercular germs are in the milk when it is taken from the cow they are still in it when the liquid is taken into the human body. The germs that lurk in a glass of infected milk are countless. If the person who consumes the milk is strong enough to throw off these germs, he or she is extremely fortunate. "I have always advocated the strict inspection of cattle. Every cow that comes to this city or any other cit for slaughter, should be examinee thoroughly before the meat is offered to the public. It only requires forty eight hours to determine whether or not a cow is suffering from tubercu losis. The normal temperature of a cow is somewhat in excess of the hu man temperature. A. healthy cow should have a temperatu 6fx about ninety-nine degrees. An injection ' tubercular serum, if the cow is affe j ed, will cause its temperature to reach 105 or 107 degress within forty-eigh nours. II tne serum causes an r cessive temperature, it is a foregone conclusion that the animal is tubercu lar and its meat is worse than poison." Dr. Lehr informed The Tribune that the stage paid $25 to the owner of every cow that was found to be suf fering from tuberculosis. It also pays $10 to the veterinary who kills the animal and destroys the carcass. J. M. Hughes of Memphis is a busi ness visitor in this city. Bottling Man Thinks He's Served Long Enough Legislator in Capitol. BOWMAN AND DRUSCH NAMED SUCCESSORS Board Asks Tax Raise of 140 Per Cent for Public Schools. In view of the thi-eatened lack of sufficient funds for the proper main tenance of the public schools in this city under its old rate of taxation, the Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting last evening, passed the following resolution: "Whereas, m the judgment of this Board, it is necessary that the rate of taxation for school purposes for the year beginning July 1, 1915, be 100 cents on the hundred dollars assessed valuation, therefore; "Be it resolved that this Board sub mit to the voters of the school district at the next annual election to be helt: the proposition that the rate of taxa tion be increased from 40 cents per $100 assessed valuation to 100 cents on the $100 assessed valuation on al real and personal property in the school district of Cape Girardeau City Missouri, made taxable under the laws of the State of Missouri. Be it further resolved: That tne on Tuesday, the 6th day of Ai rate for interest and sinking fund pur poses be 50 cents on the $100 assessed valuation." The following report from Superin tendent J. X. Crocker, touching upon the above matter, was read to the meeting: Cape Girardeau Feb. 26, 1915. Board of Education, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Gentlemen: "I desire to call you at tention to the fact that at the Febru ary meeting the Board of Education should declare the rate of taxation necessary to maintain the public schools for the school year 1915-16; and in accordance with section 10844 submit the proposition to the quali fied voters for their consideration. "For your guidance in considering the matter of taxation, I submit a con servative estimate of the receipts and expenditures for the coming year. Receipts. Local taxes $27,000 Book fund 1,000 State fund 4,000 County fund 1,12.' Township fund 160 R. R. fund 2,100 Interest 75 Balance from this year 2,000 Total $38,160 Expenditures. Public Utilities Co Insurance Telephone rent Books $ 600 150 75 1,000 Repairs 1,000 Fuel 1,200 Printing, etc 200 Board expenses 150 Supplies and Incidentals 1,600 Teachers and janitors 28,570 Total $34,545 "The balance would be $3,615. But in making the estimate of $28,570 for salaries, extra teachers were not in cluded. It is too early to say just how many more teachers will be necessary next year, but it seems evident that at least three more will be needed. If the high school building is not com pleted by September, several addition al rooms will have to be provided at considerable expense. It is clear, there fore, that the schools can not be main tained with less money than indicated in the above estimate. The valuation of the district is $2,778,205, and to re ceive the $27,700 from taxation would require a levy of 100 cents, the pres ent rate o f taxation. while our pres ent rate of taxation is somewhat high er than in former years, the same may be said of practically every other town in Missouri that maintains "first class" schools. "A very interesting fact is, that vrfcHc the average daily attendance of our spools has increased over 60 per cent in th past 5 years, the assessed valuation of ttu district has increased less than 5 per cent. In 1910 the aver age daily attendance was 906 with a total enrollment of 1307 for the year. In 1914 there was an average daily at tendance of 1239 with a yearly enroll ment of 1780. The superintendent's report for January, 1915, shows an average daily attendance of 1467 with a total enrollment for the first half of the school year of 1829. The average enrollment for 1915 ehould be about the same as for th month of January. Amos Sifford, Well-known Stock Raiser in Stoddard, Found by Wife. HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH LONG TIME Sixty-Year Old Man Commits Suicide After Feeding His Stock. Amos Sifford, one of the most prominent farmers and stock growers of Stoddard County, whose home is located two miles west of Bloomfield. committed suicide by hanging himself early yesterday morning. His body was discovered hanging to a rafter in one of the sheds of his barn, and it is thought that he com mitted the deed while his wife was milking in an adjoining shed. Mr. Sifford had been mentally de ranged for the past year, but not t such an extent as to cause any alarm on the part of his family. When he ate breakfast yesterday morning he was apparentlv in good spirits. After breakfast he went to the barn to feed his stock, and on his return to the house met his wife who had started to milk. He accompanied her back to the barn, and when he went to the crib to get the corn to feed some hogs, Mrs. Sifford left him and went into the cow shed, thinking that he would return to the house. When she reached the house and failed to find him, she became alarmed and went to the barn to search for him. When she discovered his lifeless form hanging in the shed, she hurried to the telephone and summoned neigh bors who came and conveyed the body to the house. Mr. Sifford was 60 years of age and is survived by a widow and two married sons, Edward, who is in busi ness in Bloomfield, and Fred, a veter inary, who is a son-in-law of James Tines of this city, and who is now in Terre Haute, Ind., where he is con nected with a veterinary college. Blore brothers returned Saturday from an extended trip through the Southern States. The past few months were spent by them in Florida. "The assessed valuation of the dis trict in 1910 was $2,648,772 and the records now show the assessed valua tion to be $2,77S,"05. If the assessed valuation of the district had increased in the same ratio as the school attend ance, our district would now be assess ed at over $4,000,000, and a levy of 70 cents would be sufficient to support the schools. "Very respectfully, "J. N. Crocker, Supt." A resolution was passed fixing the time for the election ow two directors for a term of three years, and one to finish the unexpired term of two years. The resignation of H. W. Brdiges, who is now in Jefferson City attend ing the session of the Legislature, was read and accepted. Emil Drusch was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Bridgfa' resignation, to hold until April 6 th, when a successor will be elected. E. M. Thilenius, who held over from last year's election for the reason that his opponent, Joe. T. Nunn, Jr., could not qualify as an office holder, last night tendered his resignation, as fol lows: Cape Girardeau, Feb. 26, 1915. To the Board of P!ducation of the School District of the City of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Gentlemen: "In order to overcome or avoid a possible necessity of test ing the law or entering into legal pro ceedings and that the transactions of this Board after the syring election shall be legal, beyond a doubt, and to give the voters of this school district an opportunity to elect 3ome qualified person of their choice to the position which I unfortunately hold, I hereby tender my resignation as a member of this Board. "Respectfully, "E. M. Thilenius." The resignation was accepted, and the vacancy filled by the appointment of Lee L. Bowman, who was present, and qualified. President Phillips advised the Board that he had been in communication with Atorney Kelso over the telephone on three different occasions lately concerning the resumption of labor on the high school building. He Said that Mr. Kelso advised him yesterday that the plans had been finally accepted and forwarded by the archiUcts, and and that they should be here i day, so that the contractors can begin the work at one.