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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUJfTY HERALD, 1'RIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1913.
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD E?cry Friday by THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY. JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ANOTHER POLITICAL BLUNDER, Charles Revelle, Insurance Commissioner, has been chosen by Governor Major to succeed the late Judge Brown as a member of the Supreme bench. Judge Brown was a lawyer, of the type needed on the Supreme bench. Mr. Revelle is but a tyro. It was expected that Gov. Major would select a Democrat to fill a vacancy -ausod by the death of a Republican, but it was presumed that he would ap point a competent man. Revelle is out of his sphere when on the bench, unless the bench happened to be in a justice court. Gov. Major has made few appointments that were worth while. He has r;itered to the machine wing of his party, and recognized only men who have always been known as "Major men." As a matter of fact, there have not been many acts of the present State administration that could be commended. It has been a step backward, rather than forward. Gov. Major failed miserably last winter to induce the Democratic Legis lature to enact neeled laws. There has not been a session of the Legislature in the past forty years that accomplished so little as the last General Assem bly. But instead of using his influence to compel his party to render a bona fide service to the people, Mr. Major deserted the capital and spent most of tie winter in St. Louis dancing the "tit-tat," the "Hesitation" and the lan&0-M Since the Legislature adjourned, State officials have made one blunder ifter another. The announcement that officials were filling their offices with t'vir wives and children, came first ami then the charges of extravagance made by Treasurer Deal, who is a Democrat, and he proved every allegation. Before this scandal could be hushed, the plans to raid the public school fund became known. Unless all signs fail, Democratic candidates for office next year will be running away from the party record instead of running on it. THE RECALL OF AMBASSADOR DUMBA. The demand of Washington that Austria recall Dr. Dumba, its Ambassa dor to the United States, was expected. There was nothing else for President to do. Dr. Dumba was sent to the United States as the highest diplomatic official from his government to this country, but he proved to be only a spy as despicable as a black hand man. Dr. Dumba used his official position to organize strikes in plants engaged in the production of munitions of war. In excusing his actions, he said he i'cted under instructions from his government. It does not seem possible that a. government with the traditions of Austria would give its sanction to a fcheme of organizing strikes. If Dumba has made a truthful statement, the United States should refuse to permit Austria to maintain a diplomatic office in this country during the war. Suppose the American Ambassador at Vienna were to be discovered in an attempt to cause men hi the factories of Austria to refuse to work, what would Austria do? It is doubtful if the Ambassador would be permitted to roach home alive. Xo act committed by a foreigner in the United States since the war broke out has been so culpable as that which Dumba confesses. No diplomatic lepresentative of a foreign government has committed such a flagrant viola t:on of diplomatic propriety in the history of Washington. A man who would commit the offense which Dumba brazenly admits he is guilty of, would blow up the White House, if he thought he could accomplish his point. Dumba has neither decency nor self respect. He is a born criminal, unworthy of trust and none too good to scale a porch in order to ransack a home or dynamite a safe in order to loot a. bank. The President's life is always in jeopardy so long as diplomats of the Dumba ilk are permitted to roam the capital. A NEW FIELD FOR THE CAPE. The new Frisco train service, which begins today, will bring Cape Girar deau merchants nearer the Southeast Missouri trade than they have ever 1-oen before. In reality, this city profited by exchanging the old service for that which is now in vogu. The management of the Frisco has more than -:!stified its error in discontinuing the two trains. Cape Girardeau now has an excellent suburban service. The new train passes through the towns which the merchants are most anxious to reach; the tune the train reaches the various cities and then arrives in the Cape could rot be improved upon. On the whole, it should be profitable to the railroad iiid it is sure to give the merchants of this city satisfaction. This should be a great autumn for Cape Girardeau. People who have Ik 1:1 cut off from this city heretofore, can now buy in the Cape and reach their homes just as early as the suburbanite, living on the outskirts of St. Louis, .an reach his home after spending the day shopping in that city. The new train service will bring business to Cape Girardeau that formerly vent to Cairo. Residents of the lower cities have been compelled to buy their goods in Cairo because the train facilities between Cape Girardeau and their homes would not permit them to come here. Cape Girardeau merchants are going to furnish transportation to shop pers who come to this city from the lower cities. This is an inducement which v ill appeal to the buyers and naturally increase the number of visitors to the Capo. Cape Girardeau can compete with St. Louis, Cairo or any other city both in quality of goods and prices. The new Frisco service brings this city closer to the people of the lower counties than Cairo is or has ever been. With a bountiful crop there is sure to be money, and when money is plentiful, there i.i always much to spend. An energetic campaign by. the merchants will accomplish much, and no time should be lost in beginning activities. Corn Torn Down By Wind Is Saved by Recent Heat. A wave of cool weather is on the way down the Mississippi Valley, ac cording to dispatches from St. Louis, and it ought to reach the Cape by to morrow. The wave, according to reports, seems to be heading eastward, how ever, and in Missouri the drop in tem perature will not be great. East of the river, the drop will be considera ble. Further South, the warm weather promises to be continued. North of Virginia and east of the Mississippi the cool wave is scheduled to arrive today. The weather report for Missouri is mostly cloudy tonight and tomor row, probably showers in northern portion; cooler in north portion to night. The Illinois forecast is most ly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; prob ably showers in north and central por tions; cooler in north portions tonight. Cape Girardeau merchants last night when first informed that a cool wave is on the way, declared that although it will mean the opening of the fall season here, it will mean, nevertheless a set-back for crops. Following the extremely wet weath er that has visited Southeast Missouri in the last wto weeks, the warm weath er, such as has existed this week, has been a great conservation agency for crops. Much of the corn that was blown down and soaked by rains, has been saved by the hot sun drying off the fields quickly. This has meant much to the farm ers. Their crop losses have diminished with each warm day. Much of the corn that it was believed was rumed by water, has been revived and will be gathered. It is estimated that some of thr fields lost 25 per cent of the yield. There are certain pessismistic men who have estimated the loss at a much higher figure. Farmers now say that their losses will be small, with the ex ception, of course, of certain loralitij: where inundation absolutely destroyed corn. It has been said that shou'ii many of the farmers sustain a los.; of 25 per cent to their yield, the remainder will make a yield far above the average yield they have returned in former years. The crops in Southeast Missouri will be "Bumper" crops, with a capital "B," and business men have been anxious to see the warm weather continue to do its conservation work. According to reports, the cool wav eminates from extremely low tempera tures in the Northern States. Snow has fallen at Helena, Mont., the tem perature is near freezing point in Norh tDakota, Montana and North west Wyoming. Heavy rains have oc curred in the Great Lake regions and in the South, Georgia has hung up a new record for hot September weather BELATED SUNSHINE HAS HELPED CROPS Ross Given $50 In Rumpus Over Bad Hoss Trade FIRE DEPT. LOSES DUST CAP HUTSON SEEKS "FINDER" Negro Drove Away When Refused Reward on Finding City Property To Be Arrested. IT'S TIME TO SWING A CLUB. The receipt of the news in this country yesterday that a British patrol boat recently flew the American flag in order to get within range of a Ger man submarine, is another example of how little respect is shown the United States by the European belligerents. The nations at war have about reached the level of Mexico and China in disregarding the rights of neutral countries. Germany and Austria have sioi-ked the United States with diplomatic spies and England has about driven our merchant ships from the sea. The position of Uncle Sam just now is pretty much the same as the old darkey, who attempted to decide whether it would be worse to be caught in a railroad wreck than it would be to sink in a steamboat. "If de train jump de truck, thar yo is," he said, "ami if de steamboat sink, wha is yo?" It has become apparent to everyone who calls the United States home, v.hcther in mockery or because he loves a land where the people can worship God instead of a crown, that the time for extending sympathy to the war ciazed nations of Europe is over. If one is better than the other, recent developments have failed to make a distinction. The time has come when President Wilson must quit pointing his finger r,"d swing a club. It is time to eliminate diplomats who use the same methods that make anarchists a menace to civilization, and the day has come to force Fngland to respect the stars and stripes, no matter what the price may be. SO LONG, MR. SZABADSAB! Mr. Szabadsag, editor of an Austrian publication in New York, who pre pared Col. Dumba 's data for the folks in Vienna, is going to be handed his passport. But a man with a name like that couldn't care much what hap oened to him. Wins Suit Which Grew Out Of Trading Span of Mules For Nags With Heaves. John W. Ross, a farmer living north of town, yesterday afternoon re ceived a jury's verdict in Judge yil ler's court for $50 damages against Otis Goza and T. Balsum, in a replevin suit to recover a span of mules he "swapped" for a team of horses which he claims developed a bad case of heaves within a remarkably short time after the trade. The trial of the "hoss swappin' " case which had attracted considerable attention, occupied most of the day yesterday in the Common Pleas Court room. After the jury's verdict had been re turned for Ross, Judge Wilier then tried Goza on a charge of disturbing Ross' peace, the complaint growing out of conversations between Goza and Ross after the horse trading deal. The Judge fined Goza $1 and costs. His attorney, Harry Alexander, promptly filed notice of an appeal in the re plevin suit and appealed the disturb ance of the peace case. According to testimony brought out at the trial, it was hard to make out whether any of the animals in ques tion were worth much. Ross declare he put his team, the fruit of his trade, to work on the day following the deal, and they promptly showed their malady. He forthwith returned to GozaV barn and wanted to "trade back." Go za in plain terms informed him that he was not an "Indian trader" and that a horse trade is a horse trade and that is all there is to it. He re fused to allow Ross to "renig." Ross went to Prosecuting Attorney J. Henry Caruthers and tried to bring some prosecution, and when it was pointed out that in the eyes of tht criminal law, a "horse trade is a horse trade," he resorted to a replevin suit. On the other side, witnesses alsc testified that one of Ross' mules hac a sad case of the pink-eye and that the other couldn't see very successfully out of either eye. By the time that Ross had askef' Goza to trade back, the mules, how ever, had been passed on to someone else. The case was watched by horsemer in the Cape with a deal of interest who believed its outcome might set : precedent to be rather closely observe! in manipulating trades in horse flesh in the future. When the jury decided Ross had $"( damages coming his way, they simph remarket! generally, that "You nevei can tell what a jury is liable to do." The jury itself wasn't unanimous about its verdict. Only four members signed it, and for all horsemen's ref erence library, here are their names: George W. Cline, P. R. Abernathy, W H. Beach and Leroy Moore. DEMOCRATS TO HOLD MONSTER RALLY IN OCT. Marshall, Clark, Stone, Reed and Russell to Speak at Fairgrounds. Slim Ethridge, In A Jam With Rooster, Is Jailed Negro Who Calls Prison Home, caught in Hen House, Says He Was Making So cial Call. 5,000 VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND Several Cows to be Consumed At Barbecue, Alexander Announces. BOLLINGER CROPS ARE GOO!) Seagravse Says Report of Storm Dam age is Magnified. In view of the humiliation which the lack of preparedness has brought vpon the United States, members of Congress who vexe known as the "little nary men," must be werderinj: x nether or net they ars Lilliputians. Chief of Police Jeff Hutson and all the members of the police force now are looking for a negro who, Hutson is convinced, "found" a part of the Fire Department equipment that was lost on a practice run made Friday. The negro will be locked up in jail and prosecuted unless he produces the piece of missing equipment, Chief Hut son announced last night. The negro invited suspicion in a pe culiar manner and now Hutson intends to see that the police make him deliver the goods. The members of the Fire Depart ment had scarcely completed a prac tice run Friday afternoon when two nT(;ii-.- uuve up 10 me ironc noor or the police and fire station and called out to one of the firemen, asking if they had lost anything. The firemen immediately gave the fire truck the "once over" and discov ered that a small brass dust cap that fits over the end of the rear axle had They told the negro driver that the cap had been lost and asked him if he had it. The negro replied by asking if there was any reward for its return. He was informed that it was the prop erty of the city and if it has been found, it ought to be returned without expectation of a reward. The negro laughed and drove away, whipping up his horses to a good speed. When the conversation had been re ported to Hutson, he began looking for the mea at once. He sent word to them that the brass cap had to be de livered or they would rest a while in ! jail. The driver's name is "Roy," Hut-1 would have to "fence" it with, but at son learned. j the same time it would cost the city The cap would sell for a few cents ' considerable t'.!i9 and mcnev to rs to a .iunk tkaWr such as the negroes j place it. Deputy Sheriff W. J. Seagraves yes terday returned to the Cape after spending several days in Bollinger County, where he is occupied in ship ping walnut logs to Memphis. He declares that crop prospects for this fall in the country through which he traveled are excellent. The damage that the high water and the wind and rainstorm did some time ago is not as extensive a s it was believed at first, he declared, and the farmers in Bollinger and Madison counties are go ing to have almost record-making yields. On some of the hills in that country, Seagraves said, the wind overthrew the corn and put fine large ears of corn on the ground. Much of this is being saved, however, he says. Seagraves this week expects to go to Marquand, where he will ship out five loads of logs. The Democratic campaign for 1916 will open in Southeast Misosuri next month with an all-day and night rally at the Fairgrounds and with a deluge of oratory. Vice President Marshall, Champ Clark, Speaker of the National House of Representatives; United States Sen ators William J. Stone, and James A. Reed, and Congressman Joseph J. Russell will address the assemblage, which will compose the biggest part of the Democratic party in the Four teenth Congressional District. The date for the celebration has not been definitely decided upon, but it will take place between October 10 and October 20. This will be one of six monster Democratic rallies to be held in Missouri during the month of Oc tober. Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis and Louihiana will be visited be fore the Democratic spellbinders in vade Cape Girardeau. Arthur L. Oliver, United States District Attorney at St. Louis, pre vailed upon the National Democratic Committee to hold a Southeast Mis souri celebration in this city. Harry E. Alexander of this city has just re turned from St. Louis, whither he went to confer with Mr. Oliver about the meeting. "It is to be the biggest rally of its kind ever held in this part of Mis souri," said Mr. Alexander. "The Schuchert concert band will be em ployed for the occasion. Because of the great crowd that is expected, we have decided to hold the celebration in the Fairgrounds. "Several head of cattie will be bar becued for the occasion and dinner will be served to the distinguished guests on the grounds. The speech making will begin during the early afternoon and continue until the celebration ends that night. "Chairman Kinder of the Demo cratic County Committee is sending letters to all of the members of the committee, urging them to get out the Democrats of the county. The various county committees in this congression al district are doing likewise. "I telephoned Congressman Russell today and he said he would be glad to address the meeting. He is going to urge his friends in the lower coun ties to get the Democrats from those sections to be here for the big meet ing. "This is to be a get-to-gether meet ing of the Democrats of this part of the State and to listen to the nation's greatest speakers discuss the issues that will be placed before the country in the campaign next year. "We have no idea yet how many people will be in this city on that day, but the least, I should think, will be .",000. Every county in this congres sional district will be well represented. It will probably be larger than any meeting we will hold in Southeast Missouri next year, but we have been assured that some Democrats of na tional prominence will be here next year. "Senators Stone and Reed, Champ Clark and Vice President Marshall have informed Arthur L. Oliver that they will be here and make speeches. The date will not be announced just now, because we do not want it to conflict with schedule for th" other five celebrations to be held in the other sections of the State." "Slim" Ethridge, the negro, who spends as much time in jail as he does out of it, is in again. This time a young rooster caused his downfall. "Slim" denies emphatically that he was attempting to steal the cockerel, but admits that he did make a social visit to the home of the chicken. Ode Yarbrougn, who conducts a res taurant on Broadway, just east of Sprigg street, keeps a large number of chickens in a hen house in the rear of the restaurant. The Yarbroughs live over the restaurant, and the head of the family never ignores an alarm sounded by the denizens of the chicken house. Shortly before last midnight he was awakened by a commotion among the chickens. Climbing out of bed. he step ped to an open window facing the chicken house and listened. "Squ-u-ak-a-k!" cried a chicken with EXTENDED THE TIME FOR FRISCO CLAIMS November 1 is New Date For Filing-To Affect C. G. N's Disposition is Belief, Official notification fron the St. Louis office of Thomas T. Fountleroy. special master in the receivership of the Frisco Railroad, that the date for filing claims against the road has been extended by the Federal Court to No vember 1, is being circulated in the Cape and Southeast Missouri. An order extending the time in which to file claims was entered in the United States District Court on Au gust 27. It declared that all persons "having claims against the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company may pre sent them to Hon. Thomas T. Faimtie roy, the special master, and have them considered as though they had been presented prior to June 1. 1!'1.", on condition that they present such claims and their proof in support thereof not later than November 1, l'Jl.V In Special Master Fauntleroy's no tice he sets forth that under the orig inal order, which provided for Un filing of claims, and which applies to this new order, the claims must he verified that is, sworn to before an a matured voice. "There is a var mint in the hen house," said Mr. Yar- j officer authorized to administer oaths brough to his wife, as he picked up his ' and show fully the natures, dates of revolver and started down stairs. j accrual and amounts of the claims. As he reached the rear door, he 'Your claim," he savs. "if von have to the shadow of a tree, facing the hen i reorganization this house and awaited developments. An 1 Raihoai heard a chicken sound the distress sig-1 any. should be prepared in this manner nal again, but the squawk was inter- j and. with proof in support thereof, rupted suddenly, leaving the impres-j should be filed with the undersigned sion with Mr. Yarbrough that some- not later than November !. 1!)!.".." thing had interfered with the fowl's i The extension of the time for filing breathing. 0f claims against the Frisco is looked The owner of the chickens crept in- ,' upon as meaning a delay in the road".; r.,11 Will. Inlanders wire expecting instant later, a tall form emerged, j the reorganization plans of the Frisco carrying a fluttering broiler. The j to be announced before Noven.ber 1 chicken attempted to summon help, j this fall, but with the order just grant but his voice was rudely muffled wh- led by the court, this is virtually a'Uo its captor released its legs and seized j matically delayed. it by the neck. j At the same time, it is surmised "What yo' think dis am, a merry-go-, that this older delays any action to be roun?" the negro asked the chicken in ! made to make disposition of the Cape a rather belittling manner. But be- j Girardeau it Northern railroad, fore the fowl attmepted a response.; The rumor has been current in busi Mr. Yarbrough stepped from his hid-, ness circles in the Cape for the last ing place and confronted the negro few days that the C. G. & N would he with a revolver. Isold in a short time. The court has or- "Drop that chicken and throw uf ! derod the pale of the road, but in the your hands or I'll blow a hole in your J order it does not specify, the date w hen belfry," commanded Mr. Yarbrough. 'the sale shall take place. "Yas, suh; yas. suh! I done heerd ; At the same time the court ordered yo , .Mistan lawbo. wont shoot ms i the rnsco to make goosi its contract with the C. G. & N. in which it agreed i to guarantee an issue oi more man a Cape Gira i- heah culled man," cried "Slim" in a tone that indicated he was ready to get down on the mourner's bench. j million in bonds of the "What do you mean by stealing my dean & Northern, chickens?" demanded the restaurant: Should the line be sold to satisfy man. ! the bonds that still are outstanding "I jes called, dat's all." responded I the railroad, the Frisco will have t the colored man. "I ain't done fick j pav the difference between the sale none uv yo' chickens. Dis heah fowl i price of the road and the value of ti.e whut I toted out kicked me right on ! bond issue. the haid. I jes tuck him out to ax him j The situation is such, whut wuz de truble. I wuz gwine to j would be virtuailv impo it sell fetch him back." Patrolman Talley, who had been no tified by a member of Mr. Yar- brough's family that Slim had been corralled, arrived while the negro was offering his explanation. "Let's go home. Slim," said the po- the line, declared tha the had b liceman. "You can't iK-havc when I nothing of the matter and that h you are out of jail." "Yo' ain't gwine to lock "Slim" up agin, is yo, .uistah talley . asked the black. "No. I'm goin gto give you a bic frierd chicken dinner." answered the j BYRON McBRlDF, MOREHOUSE policeman, as he led the negro to the station. "Slim" will be given an opportunity to tell Judge Wilier how he happen to call ct the hen roost this morning. also, mat ible to the road, so that railroad men expect to be included in the general reorgani zation plans for the Frisco that are to come this fidls. Receiver R. H. Srhutlz the other day when asked about a tentative sale of ird iin ticipated that the affairs of the road will continue to b" handled as they are without change till the Frisco :- I organization. .MAN, IS OPERATED UPON CHILDREN SAVE OFFICER WOMAN SUES FOR DIVORCE Mrs. Kate Wilson Asks Custody of 4-Year Old Child. MRS. D. L. HAWKINS RALLIES AFTER A SINKING SPELL Mrs. Kate Wilson of Cape County, yesterday afternoon filed a petition asking a divorce from her husband James A. Wilson, in the Court of Common Pleas. In the petition she sets forth that they were married in November, 1000, and that on February 26, 19l-'5, her husband abandoned her and their child. She asks the court for custody of the child, Hugh Wilson, 4 years old. Aged Woman Able to Sit Up In B-d and Talk With Family. Houston, Tex., Sept. 11. News has been received here of how the two small sons of Deputy Sheriff Freder ico Scans of Hidalgo County saved him from execution by Mexican ban dits near the border. The bandits vis ited Scans ranch, but he had been warned anil turned his horses out on the range, fearing the animals would be seized. This enraged the bandits, who were leading away Scans, ap parently to be shot, when the plead ing of Scans' two little boys apparent ly moved the Mexicans to spare his life. Son of Well Kwnon Merchant In Francis Hospital With Appendicitis. St. Mrs. D. L. Hawkins, wife of the late Judge David L. Hawkins, who has been dangerously ill for the last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Schultz, at 3 IS North Middle street, yesterday rallied from a severe sink ing spell, and last night seemed to be in a much improved condition. A few hours prior to her rally, Mrs. Hawkins' condition was so low that it was expected she would die in a few hours. As she regained her strength yesterday morning, however, she sal up in bed and talked a little with her children who have been called to the Cape to be at her bedside. Mrs. Hawkins' husband was assist ant secretary of the Interior during the administration of President Grover Cleveland. She is 76 years old and probably one of the best known per sons in Cape County. The Judge was a leafier in manv public affairs in the Cape before he went to Washington under Cleveland, and on his return, the family went to live on his farm in Scott County, near Blodgett. Mrs. Hawkins has been ill for a long time. This summer prior to her pres ent severe illness, she has suffered iwo sniKiiig speus, neuner oi wnirni .urs. rwasocrry oi innio spent yes- were as bad as the one she went i terday afternoon in this city on a j shopping trip. Byron McBride, of Morehouse, a of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McBride, a merchant there, yesterday anrtir.on successfully had an operation per formed upon him to remove his ap pendix. Early this morning he was resting well and although it was two days aft er the inflammation in the appendix set in before a physiria?i was sum moned, the physicians who performed the operation, declared he has a splen did chame for recoveiy. He became ill Tuesday while at work in his father's store. On his re moval to his home, home remedies were appiied, and not until Thursdav was a doctor called. The case was at once diagnosed as appendicitis by ?i physician who advised immediate re moval to St. Francis' Hospital for an operation. Young McBride arrived in thCape yesterday afternoon on the Gulf train accompanied by his parents and Dr. J. B. Bell of Morehouse. He was removed from the train in the Southeast Missouri Company's ambulance to the hospital and he was placed on the operation table at ' o'clock yesterday afternoon. through Thursday night.