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tflS WEEKLY tBtBUKE AND CAPS COtlNf Y ttEltAtn. FRIDAY, iuyfe 4, 191S.
WILLINGNESS TO OBLIGE THE public has alright to something more than perfunctory service from those who supply its telephone needs. There is something more to a telephone ser vice than merely placing at the disposal of the public adequate telephone equipment. Courtesy, willingness to oblige and patience, under trying conditions on the part of telephone employes, promote friendly feeling and arc essen tial to the best kind of telephone service. Cape Girardeau Beli Telephone Co. PRESIDENT WILSON GIVEN AN OVATION German Crisis Arouses Demon stration As He Goes to Arlington Cemetery. Washington, May VA President Wil son was given a wild demonstration today when he left the White House to deliver an oration at the Arlington Cemetery. A great throng had gather ed in front of the Capitol, and when he appeared, an ovation burst forth. Jt was the first public outbreak of enthusiasm since the diplomatic rela tions between the United States and Ceramny reached a critical point The President bowed and waved at his ad miring throng as he marched through them to his waiting auto. , The crowd was stilj cheering as the machine, bearing the PresWent to the National Cemetery, disappeared. The Executive stirred up wild en thusiasm at the Memorial exercises at Arlington by applying the lessons of the Civil War to the present day prob lems, lie was greeted by an "outburst of applause when he declared that the solemn lesson of the war was that unity of the United States be exempli fied in the action of its people. "Let us think of our duty and the actions that lie before us," declared the President. The President avoided any direct reference to the present international crisi.;. When he arose to speak the en tire crowd stood up "and applauded for several minutes. Just before the Presi dent's address, Bishop Cranston of Washington prayed that the President l)e given guidance in the "most deli cate "crisis in the history of the world," and John McElroy of the Department of the Potomac, Grand Armq of the Republic, said the President could be trusted to guide the country at the present time. It does not behoove a nation to walk with its eyes over its shoulder, declar ed the President in his address. Its business is constantly in the years that lio ahead of it and in the present that challenges it to display of its power. But there are reminiscences which arc stimulating and wholesome and among those reminiscences are chiefly to be ranked the recollections of days of heroism, days when great iiations found it possible to express the best that was in them by the ar dent exercise of every power that was in them. Tho solemn lesson of those mem ories for us is not that we must be ready to save the Union again, he con tinued, for there are none among us who threatens its life, but that wc must sec to it that the unity then re alizgd, the vision then seen, is exem plified in us and the things wc do. Greater-days lie before this nation than it lias ever seen yet and the f-nlomn consciousness of those who bear office in this time is that they must make their best endeavor to em body in what they do and say the best things in the United States. ; Unveiling and dedication of the Maine Memorial Monument, erected by the Government to j the dead of the battleship Maine, destroyed 17 years ago in Havana Harbor, was the prin cipal feature of the ceremonies in Ar lington. President W'ilson, Secretary Bryan, Secretary Daniels and Gov. Frank B. Willis of Ohio were on the program, AUTOS COLLIDE AND ONE IS SHATTERED R. Summer's Caris Wrecked in Sniashup With Gus Stein's Machine. 'In a head on automobile collision at the corner of Themis and Ellis streets Sunday morning at about 10 o'clock, a car driven by R. Zimmer, in making the turn from Themis street, crashed into the machine belonging to Gus Stein, throwing the passengers from their seats and turning one of the cars on its side. The Stein car was being driven by William Stein, who was taking his fa ther, Gus Stein, and his sister, Mrs. Kempe, to the cemetery with some flowers for decorating the graves. ' Mr. Zimmer was not injured, but his car was badly wrecked, the body being crushed, the wind shield broken and the steering appartus put out of commission. All the occupants of the Stein car received .slight injuries, but none were seriously hurt. One of the wheels of the car was wrecked and the cranking mechanism was disabled. When Mr. Steii saw that a wreck was inevitable he applied the emergen cy brake, and the car skidded a con siderable distance but could not bo brought to a stop in time to prevent the accident. Mr. Zimmer likewise at tempted to avoid the accident. KEIIN WANTS ETRA SESSION Washington, D. C, May 2'J Sena tor Kern, the Democratic floor lead er, a White House caller today, said he believed Congress should meet in extra seion in October, so the Sen ate may revise its rules and make an early start on the legislative program. Miss Mary Frissell went to Chaffee yeslorday where she will spend a few days visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sain Frissell. moro thoroughly national in its scope than ever, since Gen. John A. Logan established services of the kind 47 years ajjo. ' The monument dedicated to the Maine dead is the mainmast and fight ing lop of the battleship which long lay imbedded with other wreckage in the bottom of Havana Harbor. Re stored and rigged as it was on the deck of the Maine, it now prises from a granite and marble base chiseled in the form of a gun turret with names of the Maine's 264 victims carved on its exterior. Fifty white-uniformed marines manned the improvised rig ging, designed after the old rat-Hnes of the destroyed ship as the thin veil fell. This exercise followed an invoca tion by the Rev. Father Chidwick, chaplain of the Maine at the time of her destruction. As part of the ceremony Frank Bag ley Daniels and Jonathan Worth Dan iels, sons of the Secretary of the Na vy and nephews of Ensign Worth Bag ley; the first American officer killed in the war with Spain, raised an en sign to the top of the mast and hoistedj signal flags flaring to the breeze the words, "Maine, 1915' The youths, clad in sailor suits were attended by Mrs. Adelaide Worth Bagley and Mrs. Josephus Daniels, ,mother and sister lof Ensign Bagley. FLOOD SHATTERS KASKASKIA LEVEE Twenty Thousand Acres of Land Inundate; When River Leaves Channel. Yandalia, III., May 29--Tlie levee of the Kaskaskia River was broken near Vandalia by flood" pressure this after noon. Twnty thousand acres are mun- dated. Kansas City, Mo., May 29 Increas ing fears of disastrous conditions from high waters along the Missouri Rivr eastward from Kansas City were ex pressed today. In addition to the large volume of water pouring downstream from the upper reaches of thu river and from the Kansas River, tributary streams b?!ow Kansas City were dis charging flood waters into the river. Jefferson City reported a riscof 13 inches from 6 p. nf. yesterday until G o'clock this morning and that it was asserted that some of the low bottom farm lands in that vicinity were inun dated. Reports that the Osage River is out of jts banks, 46 miles about the mouth and was submerging low-lying lands also were received. While it was believed at first that the crest of the high water in the Mis souri at Kansas City had been reached early today, later reports to the local United States Weather Observer indi cated that a further rise in the river to the north, due to heavy rains in Western Iowa and Nebraska, was bound downstream. It is believed that the crest will be reached at about 251a feet, some time tomorrow. The new rise is expected to cause some inconvenience to occupants of the west bottoms district and indus trial and railroad sections of Kansas jCity, Mo., but preparations have been made and it is not believed serious damage will result. From Kansas City it was reported that the Kansas River and all its trib utaries, wjth a few local exceptions, are below flood stage and that no further danger need be anticipated there. Conditions at Topeka, Kans., and St. Joseph, Mo., are again almost normal, it was asserted. The most serious situation reported today was at Tattonsburg, Mo., where the flood waters of the Grand River have submerged the entire town, and where a 'shortage of food is reported. A force of volunteers worked through the night rescuing families from one story dwellings and taking them to safety. Several trains have been ma rooned near the town. The Platte and the One Hundred and Two rivers were reported stationary. Teoria, 111., May 29 The second heaviest rainfall in 33 years tied up street car traffic, disorganized rail road schedules and did $100,000 dam age to crops in the vicinity of Peoria last night. In four hours the rainfall was 4.44 inches, reaching the propor tions of a cloudburst at times. A large part of the south end of the city was covered with water, and city firemen and policemen assisted in rescuing res idents from the inundated portion. During the height of the storm Rufus A. Heller, a medical student, was struck by a street car and seriously injured. Nearly a mile of track on the Chi cago & Northwestern and the Chicago & Burlington railroads was washed out. Long stretches of track on other roads leading into- Peoria were out of commission during the night. 1 lost of the damage will be repaired temporar ily. Little Rock Ark., May 29 All higlH water marks for the Arkansas Riv er will be shattered, according to predictions today, as the result of the stage of the river at Little Rock. The gauge here stood at 24 1 feet, and the crest will not be reached' on Tuesday. The previous high water mark was 24.S feet, noted December 4, 1908. It is believed the river will go to 27 feet here by Monday. Serious condition caused by the high water are reported from virtually ev ery point on the Arkansas. Levees have broken, telephone and telegraph wires .are down and train service has been hampered. Between Fort Smith and Hcavener, Ok., the Kansas City Southern Railroad has discontinued service temporarily. At many places along the Arkansas River the lowlands arc flooded for miles. At Pine Bluff lower portions of the city are under water and residents have been driven to higher ground. At Robroy, where the plantation of J. M. Gracie, the largest individual cotton grawer in the world, is located, the southern end of the Tlum Bayqju levee has caved in. Ten thousand sacks and a force of men were rushed to the break by the Cotton Belt Railroad to prevent further breaking. Stigler, Ok.. May 29 A most pit iful condition exists "here as a result PLOTTOHOLDUP RESTAURANT IS FAILED RYPOLICE ThreoMen Enter Crescent to Rob it But Change Minds. . EMPLOYES ARMED, READY TO BATTLE y Trio Followed to Central Part of City, Fire Volley and Flee. An attempt to hold up the Crescent Restaurant on Main street Sunday night was foiled by Policemen Whitc ner and Talley. Three men, strangers in the city, were followed over the city, and the prompt arrival of the police as "they were planning to execute the robbery, prevented what was- expected to have been a battle botween the em ployes of the restaurant and the bandits. The trio had been seen acting sus piciously during the early evening by Patrolman Arthur Whitcner. He fol lowed them over the city several times, but kept quite, a distance behind them in order not to be detected. When he realized that they had planned a robbery, he notified the em ployes of the Crescent Restaurant to be prepared for them. When the fire was discovered in the livery stable on Spanish street just south of Broadway, Patrolman Whitencr entered the Cres cent Restaurant to notify the fire de partment. The three strangers were in the res taurant when the policemen entered, and Irvine Wilson, an employe, noticed them nudge each other when the po liceman spoke of the fire over the tele phone. After notifying the fire de partment, he hastened to the scene. On his way he met Patrolman George Tallev and requested him to keep watch on the trio in the restaurant. After Whitener left the restaurant, the tree strangers were left alone with the three employes, Irvine and Robert Wilson and Bert Dyer. The three sus pects arose from their seats at a tabic, one going to the front door, another stationed himself in the door leading from the kitchen to the restaurant and the third entered the kitchen. " The three restaurant employes rush ed out of the rear door, apparently go ing to the fire, but instead, they hastened to their rooms upstairs, where they procured revolvers. Re turning to the rear room, they found the three mn at their posts. At this instant Patrolman Talley en tered the front door. The strangers igain took their seats at a table, and when the policeman did not depart, they arose and left the restaurant. Whitener and Talley followed them out Broadway. They turned south at the Idanha Hotel, and after going south about one block they fired a volley from three revolvers and then fled. The policemen ran to the scene, but. the three men had vanished. DR. PEIRONNET. WILL BE BURIED THIS AFTERNOON The funeral of Dr. Alfred Peiron- net, the oldest physician in Southeast Missouri, will be held from his late residence at 402 South Sprigg street, at 3 c clock this afternoon. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemeterv. This is expected to be one of the largest funerals ever held in this city, unless the inclement weather mars the arrangements. All of the physicians who are in the city at the hour the body is to be buried, arc expected to attend. His popularity and large ac quaintance will bring many out to pay their last respect Jo the pioneer physi cian. H. C. Wasem and daughters depart ed Sunday for Washington,!). C, for a few weeks' visit wjth Mr. Wascm's mother. of last Saturday's tornado and the storms whfth have followed. Thc tornado caused a property dam age of $100,000 in Stigler and a half million dollar damage to corn and cot ton, according to conservative esti mates. Since that storm it has rained almost continually, preventing the erection of repairs or the removal of debris, and this has caused the loss to grow daily. This is particularly true with. sev eral large stores where the stocks, am ply protected by a covering of wreck age, have become water-soaked. One firm, Sigmond Bros., wholesalers, have lost fully $35,000 from the rain which followed Saturday's storm. - The - town is still without electric power. Half of the city electric plant was leveled by the tornado. Fields and farms are so water-soaked that farm ers are unable to replant. News From The County Seat Jackson, June 1. Frances Gilder expects to leave the middle of this'weck for Houston, Tex., for the benefit of his health. R-v. Carnett left for Fredericktown this morning on business. Louis Loos had one finger of his left hand broken and the whole hand badly bruised by a wagon tongue fall ing on it. The following ministers passed through Jackson today: Heuschen, of Uniontcwn; Wenger, of Frohna; Rudi, of Tilsit; Telle, of Riverside, and Bing er, of St. Louis. The gentlemen were returning from the Lutheran confer ence at Cape Girardeau and were re turning to their homes, with the ex ception of Revs. Binger and Telle, who went on a visit to the northern part of the county, Claud Kerstner taking them in his car. Mrs. Win. Wagner Sr. is entertain ing the following ladies this after noon: Mesdamcs Ueleke, H. Wagner, E. Koehler, R. Kneibert and G. Bing enhoimer, and Misses Alma and Lena Hoffmeistcr, Rose Bingenhcimcr and Lilly Kneibert. Mrs. John Talley was very sick, but is reported some better this morning. Earl McAtec went to Pcrryville to day. ' Miss Ler.a Tucker and Robert Kil lian of St. Louis, who have been the guests of Mr. :md Mrs. Walter Looncy, left for their home yesterday. Mrs. Carnett, Mi-, and Mrs. C. S. Macom and Lloyd Macor.i will go to the Cape tonight to attend the senior play at the Normal. Miss Mable Henderson went to the Capo today, where she will spend com neticcmnt week as the guest of Miss Jean Ciddwcll. Miss Ella Browning has returned from a week's viit to her grandfa ther, Mr. Day, of Oak Ridge. At the convention of R. R. Mail Car riers in Jackson yesterday, Guy Arm strong, of Necly's Landing, and M. McKendiee, of Millerville, were elect ed delegates to the convention in Mar shall, Mo., which meets some, time in the fi-Il. Oliver and Bob Hope of Shawnec town are in Jackson today. - Mrs. Herman Mueller Sr. and her guests, Mrs. Hugo Mueller and chil dren, and Mrs. Cook, of the Cape, mo tored to Fruitland this morning to do some shopping. Mrs. Wi'helmina Friedrichs. is en tertaining some friends and relatives with a coffee this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clippard and ba by, Buster, have returned from a two weeks' vL-.il with relatives at the Mar ble Hill and Laflin. Robert Hoffmann received word that his son-in-law, Frank Carmean, of Kcnnett, met with a serious accident last week. Mr. Carmean docs con crete work, and in some way his right arm was caught in the concrete mixer and severely crushed He had to be chloroformed while the doctor dressed the wound, and for several days suf terod intensely. Elmer Sperling of the Cape came on a visit to his -cousins, Edwin and Clar ence Sander, and will help Clarence, who will be eleven years old tomorrow, celebrate his birthday. Mrs. Wm. Faar was notified that her nephew, Herman Koehler, who was in the Germany army, was killed in battle in Russia some three weeks ago. The young man was about twenty-five years old. Wm. B. Schaefer of the Cape pass ed through Jackson today on his way to Appleton. The Evangelical mission feast, yes terday, was well attended considering the threatening weather and muddy roads. Some excellent sermons were delivered by the following ministers: Bemberg, of the Cape; Lehmann, of Oak Ridge; Kalkbrenner, of Tilsit, and Hermann, of Jackson. Rev. KalkJ brenner had the English sermon in the morning; Rev. Lehman paid a fitting tribute to Memorial Day. Chas. Blattner and family, Carl Wiclputz and family, E. Drusch and family, Wm. Vedder, Mr. and Mrs. J. Schwab, of the Cape, and Judge Siev ers, of Oak Ridge, were some of the out-of-town people who attended the mission feast here yesterday. . Robert Campbell left for St. Louis Saturday to enter the Baptist Sani tarium for a third operation , on his nose. Otto Hoffman took his son, Paul, to St. Louis Saturday to have the child operated on the second timCto remove a growth back of the leT t ear. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Seibert of St. Louis visited relatives in Jackson from When a Business Man Needs Money He Can Turn to His Life Insurance Policy and Quickly Obtain Cash'. He has no feeling of obligation as when he barrows from a bank, and his life insurance company is ready and glad to be of service. But- Don't mortgage your life insurance policy to buy an automo bile, or to buy anything else. Don't do it unless you know you will go broke, without that cash. When you consider borrowing on yonr policy, remember, it isn't YOUR money you are taking. It is your little children mortgaging their bread and butter. It is your wife giving it by doing days' work for some other woman. Even if you do fail in business, your creditors cannot take your life insurance money from you or from your dear ones. That money is absolutely safe from every business wreck. And you cannot save money in any other way for your family, if your business goes on the rocks. Think of this when you are in desperate need of cash. Mortgage your home, if you must but have a life insurance policy with which you are your family can pay off the mortgage. FRED B. PATTEN, Genl. Agt. of the German Mutual 3rd Natl. Bank Bldg. Organized 1857 Saturday Sfternoon until Sunday aft ernoon. From here they went to Egypt Mills, where they will visit with the family of Mr. Seibcrt's brother, Glenn Seibert, before returning to their home. . Thf Misses Alma and Linda Wag ner, Rose Bingenheimer, Lilly Knei bert and-Ed Rose motored to the Cape Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Peterman enter tained Julius Schaper at dinner Sun day. Prof. James McDonald's class of young men and a young ladies class of the Cape Baptist Sunday school, and Rev. Carnett's class of young men and Mrs. Macom's class of young la dies, of the Jackson Baptist Sunday school, are having a joint picnic on the farm of Prof. McDonald a few miles cast of Jackson. The rural mail carriers of Cape and Jackson arc in convention here, today. One of our carriers, Mr. H. Dalton, is cu.joying -his-holiday by driving around in his new auto. S. M. McAtec was informed this morning that his relatives, Will O'Brien, of Fredericktown, had been seriously injured yesterday. Mr. O'Brien was horseback and the horse became frightened and both horse and rider fell into a ditch, the horse on top. Both got out all right, and Mr. O'Brien mounted and started on his wajr, whon the horse fell dead. Mr. O'Brien fell under the horse again, and it seems a miracle he was not killed. Mr. McAtee communicated with the family later today and was assured there was no serious injury. G. Miltcnberger and family, ar.-l Mrs. Johanna Hoffmeister and daugh ter, Miss Leonora, motored to the Cape this afternoon. The Young Ladies' Missionary So ciety of the Methodist Church are meeting with Mrs. Edward Hays this afternoon. Mrs. Dr. Mayfield and son, Jessie, of Sikeston arc here visiting Mrs. Mayficld's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Em manuel Hartle. W. JI. Bohnsack Sr. and wife, and James Kinder and wife of the Cape motored to Jackson Sunday in Mr. Kinder's new Dodge car. George Ruppel, of Leemon; Adolph Landgraf, of Pocahontas; Alvin Pfeif er, of Fruitland; Emil Herzinger, Mr. Allen, Mr. Kinder, of the Cape, and Mrs. H. A. Reuss, of Burfordville, were Jackson visitors today. Henry Long of St. Louis spent last night with Judge Ed. Hays. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Milde entertain- ed Adam Hoffman, wife and daughter, Louise,-of the Cape, and Robert Hoff mann Sr., and Robert Hoffmann Jr. at dinner Sunday. Jackson, June 2. Mrs.. August Kuellmer enterta;ned the Wednesday Club at her home yes terday instead of today. Mrs. Wm. Paar and son, Oscar, v.er.t in the country this morning to visit with the family of Eric Weiss unti' Saturday. Tom Hunt, Leo and Julius Schaper and Bob Masters went squirrel hunt ing yesterday morning; they caught eight squirrels. ' The Ladies Aid Society of the. Lu theran Church is meeting with Mrs. Annie Weltecke this afternoon. The Y. P. B. of the W. C. T. U. will have a benefit show at the Gem Theater Friday night for the purpose of sending delegates to the State con vention at Columbia. Representatives of the Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian Sunday schools met last night and organized) Life of St. Louis ST. LOUIS fa Sunday school base ball league, and haw arranged a schedule of games beginning Saturday, June 12th, con tinuing until August 2&lh. There will be .n admission cf 5 and 10 cei.t , since the first cf the week on busi ness. Mrs. "Caldwell w ent over today, charged for the purpose of defraying the expense of procuring balls and bats. Each team provides its own uni form. J. F. Caldwell has been at the Cape Louis Klaus and son, William, of Friodlieim, were in Jackson today. The Misses Pearlie and Ruby Beat tie went to the Cape this morning for a few days' visit with relatives and friends. Imogene, Alice and Frank Summers, children of Mr. and Mrs. George Sum mers of the Cape, are here visiting their grandparonts, Dr. and Mrs. Vin yard. Mrs. Theresa Flentge of the Cape is visiting Mrs. Wm. Wagner Sr. A 10-pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Risig's yester day. Mesdames J. H. Poe and Will Hobbs went out to Williams' Creekthis morn ing to help Miss Barbara Tcnny cele brate her birthday. Mrs. Sallic Hoffmeister gave a luncheon Monday afternoon. Those (present were: Mrs. Morton Randol, of Cape; Mosdames Sherman Haupt, Blucher Sperling. Pearl Menke; Misses Imogene Vinyard and Carrie Atkins. Mrs. Blucher Sperling entertainer! Mrs. Morton Randol, of the Cape; Mrs. Menke and Miss Carrie Atkins at din ner yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. KirkWilson of Bur fordville are Jackson visitors today. Martin Ritter and wife of Searcy, Ark., are expected here tonight, and Lo Ritter and Miss Hilda Brand of Mexico, Mo., will come tomorrow to visit the family of John Ritter. Clyde, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Mabrey, will graduate at Central College, Fayette, Mo., on June i, tak ing his degree as bachelor of science. Clyde is one of Jackson's brightest and most popular young men, and his many friends here predict a bright future for him. Mrs. Nora Lowes and Jessie Smith were married last night. Both parties were recently divorced. Mrs. W. H. Miller and Mrs. Julia Granger went to Cape Girardeau this afternoon. A Mr. Black of St. Louis has suc ceeded Mr. Baird as conductor on the Jackson Branch. He is rooming with Mr. and Mrs. H. Gockel and is taking his meals at the Burford Hotel. He does not expect to move his family to Jackson until late in the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Baird" went to Charleston Wednesday and if they find a suitable location, will move there in the near future. George Seibert and Lloyd Macom ;oined a party of Fruitland people yes terday in a picnic at the farmpf Chas. Oliver. Mr. Macom returned home this morning and reports a very heavy rainfall in that part of the county last ni.'ht. . Mrs. Kate Schmuke went for a short visit to her daughter, Mrs. Wm. B. Schaefer, at the Cape. MARRIAGE LICENSES Demitt Iane Cape Girardeau Lora Price Cape Girardeau Joe Hale Pulaski, III. Irene Wilson ...Ullen, III Claud H. Young Cape Girardeau Mertie L. Bess Albert, Mo.