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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1915. THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD Every Friday by THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY. JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE IS THIS CITY TO BE THE GOAT AGAIN? The opponents of the plan to make the Fairgrounds a city park are like the drowning man they are grabbing at straws. Thi latest effort to prevent the project going to a vote of the people, is the claim that it will -mean the discontinuation of the fair. In the face of past events, this contention is amusing. When the propo sition of a $60,000 bond issue was before the Council, there was no suggestion if the danger of loping the county fair. The Tribune was for the $60,000 bond issue, if the Council could agree to it, but when the proposition was turned down and the ordinance drafted and virtually passed to buy only the Fairgrounds, The Tribune took its place behind the project and it is still, there. . ' : We are opposed to the many attempts that have been made to throttle the efforts of the city to acquire the Fairgrounds. Those who hope to prevent the people from voting upon the proposition, were in favor of paying $:J0,000 for the Fairgrounds, if it could Iiave been included in a 560,000 bond issue. If the fairgrounds are worth SO.OOO in a $60,000 bond issue, they are worth 0,000 in a $40,000 issue. We do not believe a dozen honest people in Cape Girardeau consider seri ously the charge that if the city acquires the Fairgrounds, the county fair will pass into history.- If the city takes over the park, the Commercial Club, the City Council or any body of men selected by the Mayor could arrange for the fair. The question before the people is this: The Fairgrounds is mortgaged for several thousand dollars. The men who hold these claims against the BOAT LOAD OF RRAWfAPttlRFhChic BY JOEVINSON Railroad Sleuth Overtakes Thieies on River, but They -Escape in Darkness FRISCO CARS ROBBED OF METAL LAST WEEK Detective Solves Mystery But . Misses Thieves Think They Are in Cape. en To Wife, Heat Decays It Dressed Fowl Mistaken for Limberger Cheese Upon its Arrival in New York, Legislator Hears. Firsco Detective Joe Vinson surpris ed a band of brass thieves at Silica Fits, 20 miles north of this city, Wed nesday night, who, in their scramble to escape arrest, ran away and left behind a large quantity of stolen brass which they had leaded on a gas oline launch preparatory to leaving the scene of robbery. Mr. Vinson failed to capture th thieves, but was so close upon them that when they fled in the darkness, they left their coats and hats in the grounds are going to sell the property at auction, if the money borrowed on 1 ,,oat witn the stolen goods, and he took the land is not paid. What would become of the fair, if the Fairgrounds are .sold to some private individual? If he should decide to cut the tract into city lots and sell them, would it be reasonable to suppose that the fair could still be held on this land? ' . The chy must buy the grounds or they will be sold to satisfy the mort gage. Those are the only issues before the people. Xo one can say" that we do not need at least one city park. Xe one has ever said that the Fairgrounds are not worth the sum asked for them. We do not believe Mayor Kage and the City Council wii! be swayed by the siren voice ot a knave, who sings to amu.-e only himself thai. M Y.V do ::ot believe thai one man is Cape Girardeau, or '" X A .. 1 - 1 1 f 1 . .1 jl m'. nmscit :.!i: i.;s icr can mane ine people iigm inemscives. "Thebes bridge was lost to Cape Girardeau through tactics that would have khamed a pirate. The drainage project, the greatest undertaking since the town was kt'd out, m t malicious opposition in the beginning. It is time to quit making a goat of Cape Girardeau. the fairgrounds will be bought The City Council is t lo commended i r passing the ordinance, authoriz ing a bond eicction to buy the Fairgrounds. This bond issue, which is for S lO.000. will be hold Augu.-t 10. Of this sum, $:;0,UG0 will be required to buy the Fairgrounds ::nd the remaining $10,000 will be used in building a sunken gaiden and swimming pool at Lorimior and William streets. The Fairground:- should become the property of the city, and it will. Mr. Louis Houck. ih" leader of the opposition, has said that if the city takes over the Fairgrounds, it v ill "have to sugar coat the pill with another tract of ground." In othm- words, Mr. Houck. through his newspaper, will make the people ) what he wants them to do, t.' hot her they are willing or not- After the t lection, we presume the name of Capo Giraidcau will be changed to "Houck .Station." After thi.-, he should be elected king. Mr. Houck is in favor of the city buying the Fairgrounds, if the people are willing to pass a $.); bond issue, .but he. will refuse to permit the P'.'opio to buy the Fairgrounds alone. Mr. H ouch's Naeters indorse his plans. The City Council last night settled the argument over the Fairgrounds,, It was only necessary to take- a vote on the propositi-. n. The opposition to the project make.-, its passage sure. When one man sets himself up as dictator of a city, that man i a huiiipty dumnty and he's scheduled for a fall. Xcver before, we venture to say, has a movement of civic pride been fought as savagely as the plan to buy this park. The tactics that have been u.-cd lo influence the City Council arc a disgrace to the people. The Fairgrounds are in excellent condition now. As soon as they become the property of the city, they will be ready to be used as a park. A small zoo could be established almost without cost, it would not have to be large. A few birds and a nuti.fif'of animals from this section of the State would suffice. These- would furnish amusement to the :hiidrcn and would keep them off the streets. A city of Cai e Girardeau's .-ize certainly needs a park, and after August 1 it will have one as pretty as a picture. THE SINKING OF THE ARMENIAN. The Loudon newspapers appear to be horrified at the loss of American life by the sinking of the Armenian, which was torpedoed by a German sub marine. If it had not been for a bon.-headed Englishman, the lives would have never been sacrificed. ('apt. Trickey. who was in charge of the Britisdi vessel, was commanded to hait by the commander of the submarine. Instead of complying, he at tenipted to csiape, and there was nothing e'se for the German commander tit d but to sink the Armenian, which he did. The British editors display a poor sense of duty when they condone the action of Capt. Trickey by condemning the German commander. The con demnation belongs to the British sea officer. Had he used common sense, there would have been no lo.-s of life. The action of the German official was abuve criticism throughout. He offered every opportunity for the Armenian to be relieved of her human fi eight before she was sent to the bottom. The responsibility for the loss tf life rests upon the captain who thought his ship was faster than a torpedo. While the loss of Americans brings regret to this country, they alone were to blame. Boarding an English warship and starting for Great Brit ain was an invitation to disaster, and the invitation was accepted. DOCTORS INDICT THE HONEY BEE. The Journal of the American Medical Association writes irrewomelv aoul filthy habits of sundry insects and their power to infect human being v. ith the germs of disease. Cockroaches, which live in cracks atjd seams of buildings and fatten. upon any substance that is soft, regardless of whether it is jolly cake or g!rc or garbage, arc described as probably dangerous to human life. All of us have heard of the coekroach opprobriously considered, but many person? will be surprised, and saddened, by the following: "Finally the hfo, lauded for centuries by poet and prose writer alike, Lave not escaped the accusation of suspicion. Wheeler has observed the sungless bees' visit collections of garbage in the Canal Zone, presumably gath ering foreign substances, which they knead into the cerumen cells in which they stored honey eagerly collected for f eo t by the natives in many parts of tiopical America. According to Wheeler, there arc records of intestinal dis oi dors or even death following the eating of such honey. The suggestion of possible contamination with disease germs collected by filthy insects is plain." All of us have always thought of the bee as ..sucking nectar from clover l.iossoms and roses. That he does not use sanitary containers in which to store the honey is a disclosure decidedly discouraging. Wild honey has represented to tne average mind the- pure distillation 'of unsulhod blossoms, the process being persecuted. He talked incoher presided over by tne fairies and the product fit for the king. It is possible ! PntK- Hp that ho to provide the bee with clean material from which comb can be made. possession of the entire outfit, which he has since. turned over to the com pany. About a week ago a number of cars standing in the yards at Silica Fits were stripped of their brass, which was successfully carried awav. These yards have been watched carefully since, in the belief that the robbers would return at an early date Mr. Vinson boarded a train for Silica during the night and upon his arrival began a quiet investigation to ascertain whether or not any of the railroad property had been disturbed He scon discovered the work of the brass thieves and among other deprc dations he found that merchandise cars had been broken into and large quantities of goods had been removed. He then proceeded to make an 'inspec tion along thi river bank to see if he could locate the marauders or discover any clue that would assist in their apprehension. As he neared the water's edge he could hear the voices of two men in earnest conversation, and could also hear the rattle of the chain by which the boat was bound as it was dragged against the rocky shore. He hid be lli ud a boulder in his effort to get a sight of the men, but as they were concealed by a small clump of bushes that stood between his hiding place and whore their boat was tied, he at tempted to shift to a i.tore advanta geous position, when a rock 'was loos ened under his feet and rolled with a noisy clatter down the bank and into the water. The noise frightened the men, and an instant later Mr. Vinson heard them running away. He attempted to overtake them, but they made their escape in the darkness. When he came upon their boat, he found it in readiness to depart. Tiie stolen cargo with which it was loaded, composed of brass and merchandise, was worth several hundred dollars The launch was' roomy and substan tial, and was equipped with a pow ful engine, capable of carrying thrt miniature pirate craft at a high rate of speed. The yards at Silica Pits wore search ed carefully, but no trace of the ban dits could be found. Mr. Vinson wired to this city to be on the lookout for the coatless and hat'ess thieves, but thev have not vet been able to locate them. It is believed, however, that the men came to the Cape and that they are hiding in this city at the present time. The boat containing the stolen goods has been seenhere on various occa sions, but is believed to belong in Cairo. POLISH EDITOR ARRESTED FOR, ABFSIVE LETTERS TO WILSON N,?w York, July 2 Alphonso Chra stowsky. 48 years old, contributing editor of the Morning Star, a Polish publieation, which, he says, he found ed in Cleveland, 24 year's ago, was ar restetl last night in his home on the upper West Side, on the charge of sending four annoying and abusive let ters to President Wilson at Washing ton. William J. Flynn, chief of the secret service, said that Chrastowsky in his letters complained that the President and other Government officials were in a league to do him harm. Chief Flynn said that he believed the man to be harmless. When brought to police heademar ters Chrastowsky declared that he was If a two-cent stamp will carry a let ter across the country, Capt. Harry W. Bridges thought one; .hundred stamps would deliver six dressed chickens to his wife, who is in New York State. He has since learned that he was mistaken. Mrs. Bridges, who is in Xew York with an invalid aunt of Capt. Bridges, is very fond of chicken,- especially those of frying eize. Capt. Bridges thought he would give her a pleasant surprise by sending six large spring ers. He locked up six hefty roosters of th.i yellow leg variety. Corn, bread and even cake compos ed their menu three times each day for a week. At the end of that period, the chicks had become so fat tliat they could only stand long enough to finish their meals. After each feast they re tired to a shaded corner of the coop and went to sleep. Capt. Bridges ordered one of his servants to execute the six birds and prepare them for a trip by mail. In the envelope containing the dressed fowls went an assorted lot of home grown vegetables. In order that they wquld lose no time, Capt. Bridges car ried the package to the postoffiee. where he stamped it and told the clerk to slip it on the first train leaving for the Fast. Th-? package departed on its long journey just as the weather became warm. When H reached St. Louis, 1he postal clerk thought he recognized the odor of garlic, but passed the bundle. From that point it. was hurried to Xew York. The postman rang the door boh strenuously, and when Mrs. Bridges hurried to ascertain the identity of the person with his thumb en the be!!, y lu found a gentleman clad in the regular U. S. uniform, with his head in' the air and apparently anxious to call at the next house. She removed the package hurriedly into the reception hall, while little Margaret Bridges, the Captain's little daughter, cam--! running to learn what papa had sent. "Oh, he knows how much I love Limberger heose,'' cried Margaret. joyously. "I 'don't believe that is Lim berger, Margaret," said hoi- mother. "I am afraid somebody spilled some thing on the package." Th? bundle was removed to the kitchen, where it was opened. M .s. Bridges and litt'e Margaret were amazed to discover what their husband and father had sent them. The six dressed chickens had be-en suitable for table use, 0nee upon a time, but Un- cle Sam's nnil trains c-vidontlv had paused on th- way to draw water. An inquest was hold then and there to determine, the cause e-f the death of the six chick-:. Th verdict was: "The birds came to their death through a mistake." Th; vegetables had become con taminated frjm the'r environments and were buried beside the remains of the chickens in the rear yard. At the clos of Mrs. Bridges' letter to hm- husband, she said: "The next time you send chicken, cool thorn well before mailing." "I bet those; chickens spoiled before they got there," was all the Captain had to say. Bridges Mails A CORNELL TEACHER Planned to kill wilson he says Frank Holt, Who is Demented, Says He Wanted to End European War Didn't Intend to Hurt Mor gan, He Declares. MAGNATE'S FAMILY CALLED TO HIS BEDSIDE, MOTHER FAINTS FAIRGROUNDS TO BE PURCHASED AT ELECTIONAUG. 10 City Council Authorizes Vox On $40,000 Bond Issue Next Month. MAYOR, IN MESSAGE, INDORSES PROJECT Says City Can Acquire TraU Without Increasing Rate of Taxes. Prisoner Says News of the War is x Driving Him Mad Sends Tele gram to Wife in Texas Asking Her to be Calm. "v Special Dispacth to The Tribune. Clencove, Long Island, July U Physicians who are attending J. Pierpont Morgan, issued a bulletin at midnight tonight declaring the patient's condi tion to be "excellent," and that neither of the two bullets involved any vital spot. Both of the shots fired by Frank Holt, professor of German in Cornel! University, took effect in Morgan's body. It is believed that Holt is demented. The multimillionaire's life was saved by Morgan's personal bravery and the prompt arrival of Henry Physick, Morgan's butler, who knocked Holt down with u coal hod. Holt made a full confessiem tonight, declaring also that he placed the bomb which exploded under the Capitol in Washington Friday night. The would-be assassin said he hael planned to destroy the Capitol as a protest against the United States' failure to maintain neutrality and then kill Morgan. The confession will not be published for a few days, but in it Holt stated that his campaign included the assassination of President Wilson. Unofficial reports tonight had it that Morgan's condition was serious. It is officially announced that it will not be known until tomorrow whether in fection has set in. These discouraging rumors were given, firmer standing by the fact that virtually all of the members of Morgan's family were sum moned lo the house today. Late tonight all of the members of the family had been called to the w inded man's bedside. Mrs. J. 1'. Morgan Sr., collapsed in her son's room and had to be carried to her own suite, where she was placed in bod under the care of a physician and nurse. Morgan was Sealed at the breakfast table when Holt entered. At the tt ble was Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador to the United States, j whether or not the Fairgrounds who was an overnight truest at the Morcan country home. ! mmos tht nmm rh nf the ..; The City Council last night pass. : the bill authorizing the city to v upon the proposition to buy the Fa grounds, and the day election was s for Tuesday, August 10. Before the measure was given a third reading and pas.-ed. Councilman Bowman prcsenteel a resolution-past,-ed by the Park Committee of th. Com mercial Club, requesting the Count il to delay action upon the Fairground-; ordinance until the Commercial Club could furnish the city fathers with in formation, showing the need of a 000 bond issue. Mr. Bowman moved that the Com mercial Club resolution be accepted by the Council, which was done by a vote of five to three. By accepting Un commercial Ciub resolution, the coun cilmon agreed to postpone final action upon the Fairgrounds ordinance, but when the measure came up a short time later, it was given a third read ing and sent to the Mayor for his sig nature, which makes it a law. Mayor Kage affixed his signature bo;"ov leaving the Courthouse last night. By passing the bill authorizing Un people to vote on the plan to buy the Fairgrounds, the Council automat a!- i ly killed the resolution from the For-. mercial Club, which urged that tii.- Jor acre tract at Cape Kotk be inci.a'cd in inc. uwmi i.juv. ine August election wili . One of the shots took effect in his hip; the other in his breast, tearing the fiesh and passing out through his arm. The assailant was overpowered by servants, placed in a Morgan automobile and rushed to Glencove. There Holt refused to say who he was or where he came from, but as serted that he was "a Christian gentleman" and had felt it his duty to per suade Morgan to end the war. He came to Glencove this morning on the 8:."" train, hired an automobile and went to the Morgan home on Mattinicook Point. Ilr rang the bell and when the butler answered called for Mr. Mwgan. i!e said tnat ne was an old trie-no out was relused admission. The man then pressed a pistol against the stomach of the butler, who :;creamcd as the intruder pu.-hod his way past the servant into the hall. Mor gan wa? approaching the front door through the hall at the tinv He asked what the trouble was. The answer was a shot, which took effect in his hip. .Morgan staggered and foil into a chair. The butler, once the assailant's back v. as turned, picked up a brass coal hod from the fireplace and brought it dowo. on the assailant's head, but too late tc prevent a second shot. The butler fell on Holt, wrested the weapon away and overpowered him. Servants cane running in answer to his call and the Sheriff's office and a physician were telephoned. The man was placed under arrest and taken t Gioaeov. There he refused to say anything, even to giving his name. iie c found near a hedge on BIG BUFFALO WHOSE IMAGE ADORNS NICKEL TO BE SLAIN" Xew York, July 1 Black Diamond, the famous bison of the Central Park Zoological Garden, whose inrige adorns one side of the nickel, wii! be slain within a few days, but his mas sive head will be preserved and ;voi;n'. ed. The animal has been the model for many sculptors and painters. Despite his fame there were no bidders when he was put up at auction, but yester day the bison was sold to a dealer in poultry and game for about $70. Black Diamond was born 19 years ago in the zoological garden and weighs something more than a ton He is docile and considered a splendid ! specimen of his'kind, but has outlived J uw'inS an argument oeiwoen snep ; his usefulness. Dixoa and Hastings Johnson, negro A satchel which the man brought to Glencove was the Morgan prepretv. It was filled with dynamite. It was said that the assailant was seen yesterday in the neighborhood of ti e Morgan homo. Another version of the entrance of the intruder into the Morgan house is to the effect that he had no trouble in gaining admission. He went to the door and asked to see Mr. Morgan, saying that he was an old friend. Word was taken to the financier that someone wanted to see him. Morgan came out of his breakfast room into the main hail. Immediately Oil his appearance the intruder shot at him. He had two revolvers and used them both. Th" man who attempted to assassinate J. P. Morgan today is Frank Holt and is instructor in German at Cornell Univeissitv. He made the follow ing statement this afternoon. "My homo is in Dallas, Toxas. I have a wife and children and am forty ytars old. I was born in this country and so were my father and mother. My ancestors ware French and German; it was all inixcel up. I received a degree ef doctor of philosophy from Cornell in 11)14, but before that I was an in structor in French. I was formerly an insrtuctor in Vandcrbilt University. "I came to New York two weeks ago from Ithaca and put up at the Mills Hotel at ."Gth street and Seventh avenue. I took no pains to conceal my iden t'ty and registered under my own name. "About a month ago I conceived the idea to see J. P. Margan and got him to use his influence in stopping the exportation of arms which make you and me responsible for the murder which is going on over there. "I could not go from manufacturer to manufacturer myself but I thought Continued on page NEGROES FIGHT OYER WAR RUSH TO BANK OF FRANCE FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE NOTES Kaiser's Champion Put Apostle of England Down for Count. People Make Overwhelming Resp.mse to GovernmeniV Request for Their Private Hoards. MAN DIED TWICE Los Angeles, Cai., July 5 Surgeons at the Receiving Hospital say that E. A. Calson apparently died twice. Ho committed suicide by inhaling ga.. and was taken to the hospital, seem ingly deael. In fact, it was said that he had been dead several hours. But Paris. Julv 6 The ILink of France employes at the Hely Rock Crushing ,,as bfipn tompelIed to flpsif,nate six plant, yesterday morning, in which op- ,' receiving tellers to take the gold of pesing views were held tin the matter j fered in exchange for notes in conse of President Wilson's stand in the Ku- "''ns of the invitation to the public ropean war question, Mr. Johnson do- j to turn in its private hoards of gold, livered a clout to the side of Mr. Dix- j ai to strengthen the national re en's head which put the last named serve- gentleman down for the count. Long lines of persons waited in Fair and Park Association, which o-.m: . the g'ounds, has offered the pn.portv to the citv for SMO.OOO. The bor ' ' sue is for $-10,000, the additional 000 will be used in tnnsf.rminj groat hoi at William and I. on streets into a sunken garden and lie swimming pool. Th? Commercial Club's resohu which was presented to the Com last night, follows: Cape Girardeau, Me., July ?!? The Honorable Mayor and Cit (': oil: The Park Committee of tin Ca Girardeau Commercial Club desires i- call your attention to the follow ii:g: First: We desire to correct the im pression which has scorning!;, gone abroad that the Commercial Club i.; opposed to the city acquiring the Fair grounds for park purposes. The Park Committee representing jho Commer cial Club believe aft' r thorourh in vestigation that it will be impossible to carry a bond issue w'-ich provide:, for securing no'hing except t!m Fair grounds. Tii" Park Committee ai.-o believes that a proposition including" other property overlooking the Mis sissippi River and elsewhere as well as the Fairgrounds proposition would be sure to cany bocar.se a great many people would be benefited. Second: To.e Commercial Club de sires us to call your attention in the necessity of know ing exactly and pro viding for the future status of our fair so that same can be nroonted in con crete form to the people at the linm the bond proposition is submitted to the people. The vital proposition from the viewpoint of the Commercial Ch:! is the preservation of the fair and ai.y proposition involving" the purchase of the Fairgrounds should have the pr.v trvation of the fair as a Capo Gi-ar-deau institution as the pavamo'mt is sue and primary motive. Third: The Commercial Club feels and desires to call your attention to the fact that if a bond issue should carry for an amount to purchas-e a single park, this would constitute an impediment and would hinder the ac quirement and elevelopment of a park system, which the Commert ia! Club fools is absolutely necessary to th' aesthetic development of our beautiful city. The Commercial Club desires on this point to emphasize the fact, that it is a system of parks and not a si ugh- (Continued on page four). TRAIN HITS AUTO 3 KILLED Detroit, July 5 A Pcre Marquette passenger tram struck an automobile Policeman John Groce appeared on j fr0,lt of th" institution all day yester- at a rafIe croiip: ncar the western the scene and arrested the belligerents ';i' anfl '"'ere again there today. The c;ty limits, killing three persons and who were unable to give bond and are largest sum exchanged was 85,000 j in juring three others last night. Th- (the use of the pulmotor broutrht him entH-. Hf said that ho hart enntrihnt. 1 Kt tr:- 1 1 . - ...... . . . r wtrv ig jii.c juo neasc uixail oeuunit -,jeiAi.ir:i ' j- i , . . . . . i . ... ... i iTranrcr:n-.2mnncTIII'I rlnce t,- i - T , t-, Rut how nirlanrlmlv is th rpflMifin that tho hno. Pft t hu n- e.i oi eo u nson s campaign lunu ar.n , again, he breatiicd and talked. Two i now m jail awaiting a rearing. - - dean ?re: .)o.,?Pn raoyszaK, -4 years is as careless of sanitary measures and of the public health as anv dairyman ! that f-e hafl written several letters en- J hours later Carlson died, as surges j Mr. Johnson is a pronctmeH adve- i Amounts of 1000 to ?000 francs j old, his wife, Xetti. and Miss Olga v as before science undertook to legislate th? microbes out of the milk, rior.-ing the President's candieiaev. say, for the second time. cate of the Kaiser. were the most numerous E inski.