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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1915.
$20,000 DAMAGE
SUIT FILED FOR
HORSEWHIPPING
Wm. D. McBride and Morris
V. Harris, Blodgett,
Named Defendants.
MEN SINGLED FROM
NIGHT-RIDERS RANKS
Masked Citizens Beat Howard
Levan With Water Soak
ed Ropes.
Morris V. Harris and William D. Mc
Bride, head bookkeeper of the B. F,
Marshall Merc. Co., at Blodgett, are
named as defendants in a $20,000 dam
age suit likd yesterday morning in the
Circuit Court of Stoddard County it
Bloomfield, by Howard Levan. The
suit is the outgrowth of a horse
whipping L-van suffered Severn
months ago by a party of "night rid
ers." The suit was filed for Levan, by O
car A. Knehans, U. S. Referee in Bank
ri'ptcy, and Senator Thomas F. Laiv,
as his attorneys. The petition was sent
to the Bloomfield clerk Wednesday
night and filed early Thursday morn
ing.
Levan asks the court for ?10,000
actual damages for the pain, humilia
tion and suffering he sustained from
the horsewhipping, and $10,000 exem
plary or puntitive damages.
A group of several men in Blodgett
beat Levan with water-soaked ropes
after they had taken him from his
home. Levan was accused about
Blodgett of window peeping. Levan
denied the charge and invited a prose
cution of himself on that charge.
He alleges that Han-is and McBride
were members of the party that per
formed the horsewhipping. Before
the suit was filed, Knehans made an in
vestigation of the circumstances in
Blodgett, to obatin the names of wit
nesses and obtain evidence.
He asserts that he has evidence to
prove the connection of the two men
named in the suit with the "night rid
er" party .
He declared he has evidence that
w ill connect other men with the case
and separate suits may be instituted
against them later. Knehans holds al
so, letters threatening Levan and an
old man who had befriended and cham
pioned his cause in Blodgett after the
assault had occurred. These will be
used in the prosecution of the suit, he
says.
The case will come up before Judge
Kelley in the November term of Court
The crowd of men that took Levan
away from his wife, hurried him into
the front yard and there stripped off
his shirt for the whipping, were mask
ed and armed with revolvers. They
tied his hands and feet before they
commenced the beating.
it is saui mat one oi the men in
the party is a bank officer. Others
held responsible positions in Blodgett
The petition in the damage suit is as
follows:
' Plaintiff states, that heretofore, to
wit, on the day of A. D., l!ir,,
in the City of Blodgett, Countv of
.Scott, and State of Missouri, the de
fendants herein conspired wantonly,
maliciously, and without .iust cause,
reason or provocation, to assault, beat,
wound, injure, and do great bodyily
harm to the plaintiff herein, and that
on said day aforesaid, the defendants
herein acting in concert, did wantonly,
maliciously, willfully and wrongfully
assault, beat, injure, wound, bruise,
maim and disfigure the plaintiff here
in, by kicking him, and by brutally
whipping and beating plaintiff on his
back, arms and body with whips and
ropes, without any just cause or pro
vocation and thereby rendered plain
tiff prostrate and helpless by reason of
said aforesaid beating and kicking;
that by reason of such whipping and
assault aforesaid plaintiff was caused
to suffer great bodily pain and mental
anguish, and great humiliation and
disgrace in the eyes of the public, all
to plaintiff's great injury and damage.
"Wherefore, by reason of the prem
ises, plaintiff asks for judgment
against the defendant? for the sum of
$10,000 actual damages, and 10,000
exemplary or punitive damages, and
for costs."
EDITOR BECOMES BANKRUPT.
William York, former editor and
publisher of the Hayti Herald, who re
cently sold out his paper to Otis A.
Popham, has filed a voluntary petition
in bankruptcy in the U. S. District
Counr, which has been referred to
Referee Oscar A. Knehans.
York listed his assets at $397.64 and
his liabilities at $1,392 in his schedule.
One of his assets was an item of $150
in 12 notes from Papham. York for
merly was in the dry goods business.
KAGE LAMENTS AN
UNKISSED BRIDE
Declares Girl Prettiest of 700
Whose Nuptials He Has
Said
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: 'It might
have been.' "
Never was the truth of that jingle
more convincingly impressed upon the
mind of Mayor Kage than last evening
when he married Miss Eertha Smiddy
of Oran, and Claude F. Metz of the
Cape, an employe at the Frisco shops.
He failed to kiss his bride, that is
to say, Metz failed to kiss his bride.
And she was pretty! The Mayor
said so too, and the Mayor knows, for
he is known in a good many places in
this part of Missouri as the "Marrying
Justice of the Peace."
"I have tied the knot for more than
700 couples since I have been here,"
the Mayor declared, "and I'm just con
vinced she was the prettiest that ever
stood up before me."
Mrs. Metz is only 20, and her hus
band 25. The couple smiled their hap
piness as the Mayor performed the
ceremony. She smiled sort o' expect
antly into his face as the lost words
were said, but the kiss it didn't come.
He turned to shake hands with the
Mayor.
Then they departed and the Mayor
conjured up the bit of poetry that ex
pressed his sentiments.
The Mayor last night also married
Hen Huedel and Miss Grace Wynes,
both of the Cape. Huedel is an em
ploye at the shoe factory.
WIRELESS WIZARD
HAS KIN IN CAPE
Expert in Honolulu Who Heard
Washington Chat With Paris,
is C. H.Overstolz's Cousin
Lloyd Espenschied, the telephone
engineer in Honolulu, who listened to
the wireless telephone conversation
Thursday night between Washington,
D. C, and Paris, is a first cousin of
Charles H. Overstolz, and his three
sisters of this city.
Espenschied, who is only 23 years
of age, is an expert in charge of the
American Telephone and Telegraph
Company in Honolulu. Te was born and
educated in St. Louis. His father, the
late Fred Espenschied, was a State
Senator from St. Louis for two terms.
The young expert, who is a nephew
of Mrs. Otto E. Forster, is known as an
electrical genius. When 16 years old,
he built a wireless apparatus in New
York City, while the guest of his
grandfather, and intercepted a mess
age sent by President Roosevelt from
a battleship at sea to the White
House. The lad's apparatus prevent
ed the President's message from reach
ing its destination, and young Espen
schied received much newspaper pub
licity as a result of the incident.
After finishing college at Harvard,
Espenschied became connected with
the American ' Telephone and Tele
graph Company, and his inventions
have assisted in the development of
this newr discovery.
Espenschied was in his office in the
Pearl Harbor Navy Yard at Honolulu
when he listened to the conversation
from the United States with Paris.
He was 4,800 miles from the Wash
ington station, yet he heard distinctly
the message to the engineer in Paris
and his answer.
After Espenschied notified the
Washington office that he had heard
the conversation between Washington
and Paris, John J. Carty, chief engi
neer of the American Telephone and
Telegraph Company, stationed in Chi
cago, communicated with Thomas A.
Edison at Orange, N. J., bv wireless
telephony, notifying the electrical wiz
ard that a human voice had veen
wafted over the sea by wireless.
loung Espenschied spent several
months with Thomas A. Edison in the
latter's experiment station at Orange.
BOSSES INSPECT C. G. & X.
Travel Over System in Special Car
Stop Overnight in Cag?.
Seven section bosses of the Cape
Girardeau and Northern Railroad, yes-
terday afternoon completed the first
half of an inspection tour of the road.
They arrived in the Cape last night and
this morning will depart for the rest
of their journey and thence to their
homes.
A special car was provided for the
men as they traveled over the C. G. &
N. system. Those who were in the par
ty are: John Stone, of Daisy; Bar
ney Zolbenr, of Neely; Alfred Green,
of Jackson; Henry Mayo, of Lithium;
John Smith, of Fruitland: Frank
Oliver, of Oak Ridge, and Red Black,
of Perryville.
C. G. & N. ORDERED
SOLD WITHIN 90
DAYS BY RANNEY
Action Will Force Frisco to
Take Road Over and
End Receivership
SALE TO BE OFFERED
THROUGH NEWSPAPERS
Court Decrees InsuresBond-Hold-ers
of Realizing Face Value
on $1,500,000 Debt.
On an order entered by Judge R. G.
Ranney in the Court of Common Pleas
yesterday, the Cape Girardeau & Nor
thern Railroad will he sold at public
auction at the end of 90 days.
The sale which, is brought on by
bond holders of the road, it is believed,
will force the Frisco to take over the
jroperties and at the same time tak
it out of receivership. This move, it is
forecasted, also will pave the way for
the release of the Frisco system from
bankruptcy.
Judge Ranney's order filed yester
day, was a supplemental decree to the
one he filed Nov. 28, 1914, when he or
dered the road sold. It was aimed to
take care of a block of bonds that were
not encompassed by the first order.
When the supplemental order had
been filed, it was announced that ad
vertisements of the road's sale at auc
tion will be inserted in newspapers at
once and the line will be knocked down
under the auctioneer's hammer at the
Courthouse steps in the Cape.
When the original order of sale was
made by the Court, the document did
not make provision to have a block of
$10,000 worth of gold bonds held by
the St. Louis Union Trust Company
as trustee, covered by the proceeds of
the sale.
In the original order it was provided
that the properties were to be sold to
satisfy claims represented by bonds
aggregating $1,500,000.
A part of the road, the section be
tween Farmington and Saline Junc
tion, is subject to a mortgage or deed
of trust executed by the Saline Valley
Railroad Company on Sept. 20, 1905,
to secure a debt of $400,000 which is
represented by first mortgage bonds
of the Saline Valley Railroad Company
bearing interest at 5 per cent and to
mature Jan. 1, 19.16.
A block of those bonds whose face
value is $10,000 are outstanding am
unpaid, and now are in the hands of
the St. Louis Union Trust Company.
The decree makes it plain that the
mortgage on that section of the road
to the extent of $10,000 now outstand
ing, constitutes a. lien upon the rail
road, paramount to the lien of the
mortgage already tied up in the for
mer decree.
When the road is sold, the Court or
ders that the $10,000 worth of bonds
be satisfied under the mortgage.
The $10,000 worth of bonds which
were covered by the supplemental
court order compose the last block of
bonds against the railroad to be placec
in the hands of the trustee for the
road.
It was when control ot that paper
was gained, that the trustee in charge
of the bonds was willing to go ahear
with the sale.
Attorney John D. Johnson of St
Louis came down to the Cape yester
day afternoon accompanied by Attor
ney Charles P. Hope to have the order
entered.
Johnson represented the St. Louis
Union Trust Company, and Hope the
railroad.
When the bonds, which are secured
by the mortgages on the road first
were issued, the bond holders obtained
a contract with the Frisco Railroad,
binding the Frisco to guarantee the
bonds on the C. G. & N.
A total of about $1,500,000 worth of
bonds were issued against the road, all
of which the Frisro contracted to
guarantee. The Frisco, about three
years ago, went into the hands of a re
ceiver, and at that time the receivers
attempted to have Judge Sanborn of
the Federal Court in charge of the
Frisco receivership, declare that the
contract with the C. G. & N. bond
holders was not binding upon the rail
road. The vast majority of the bonds are
owned by Louis Houck who took them
in payment for the construction work
he performed upon the road.
Many of the bonds were purchased
by scores of business men in Southeast
Missouri and financial interests in St.
Louis.
When the attempt was made by the
Frisco receivers to abrogate the guar
antee contract with reference to the
bonds, Houck championed the cause of
the bond holders and fought the case
out in the Federal Court.
A few weeks ago, Judge Sanborn
handed down an opinion in which he
held that the contract the Frisco made,
PARALYSIS IS FATAL
TO FRED HARTMANN
Resident of Cape County For
More Than Haifa Century
III Since May.
Fred Hartmann, 52 years old, who
has been a Cape County farmer all his
life, died at ":"0 o'clock yesterday
afternoon at his home on the North
Sprigg street road. Paralysis and heart
trouble was the cause of his death.
Hartmann has been ill since last
May. About a month ago, his condi
tion was so serious, physicians gave
him up. He rallied, however, and a
week later, his recovery seemed to be
almost complete.
He left his bed to which he had been
confined for a great part of the time
he had been ill, and walked about the
house although he never was able to lo
any work.
A few days ago, he suffered a re
lapse and gradually grew worse till the
end came yesterday.
Hartmann was born on a farm near
the one on which he lived recently. He
was a bachelor till about five years
ago. He is survived by his wife and a
stepson, Dernis, whom Hartmann had
adopted.
He also is survived by a brother,
William Hartmann, who lives nearby,
and a sister, Mrs. Johanna Sybilene, of
Sweet Springs.
The sister will come from Sweet
Springs for the funeral which will be
Thursday from the residence to the
Hanover Cemeterv.
MAYOR HACK IS CALLED
TO All) AT JACKSON WEDDING
Far From His Regular "Beat" Mayor
Says Ceremony With Lane As
Witness.
While Mayor Kage was in the Court
house at Jackson yesterday afternoon
conducting the hearing of Waddell
Fields, charged in a warrant with be
ing an accomplice in a forgery case, he
was called into service to perform a
marriage ceremony.
The ceremony was for Charles R.
Thompson and Miss Nellie I. Cuberly,
both of Wittenberg, Perry County. The
couple went to the Courthouse for
their license and then sought a Justice
of the Peace who could perform the
ceremony for them.
The regular men on the job in Jack
son were absent at the time, and Sam
Vandivort went to Kage for his pro
fessional assistance. Kage said the
necessary words as Senator Thomas F.
Lane and Vandrvort acted as wit
nesses. was binding upon the receivers that
no matter what happened to the road,
the Frisco would have to make good
the face value of the bonds.
After this step was effected the bond
holders are now proceeding to have the
road sold for what it will bring on the
physical properties. The money re
alized from this sale will be prorated
among the bond holders, and, the Fris
co, under its contract, will have to
make good the remaining portion of
the face value of the bonds.
It is pretty generally admitted that
the road's physical value at present
will not warrant a price to be paid for
it equal to the face value of the bond
issue which rests against it. The Fris
co as a consequence will have a heavy
deficit to make up.
At th? same time, it is argued that
the Frisco in order to save something,
may want to take over the road. The
Frisco virtually will have to stand
good for the high per cent of the
bonds' face value, so it argued that the
road's management w ill bid the prop
erty in with a view of making the road
a paying feeder line when the Frisco
has been released from receivership.
It is possible that some other rail
road interest may be present at the
sale to bid in the properties, R. H.
Schultz declared last night, so that in
the event that the Frisco decides to
take over the line, the bid may be
forced high.
Johnson will prepare the advertise
ments for the newspapers of the sale
at his office in St. Louis and send
them to New York, Chicago, St. Louis
and Cape Girardeau within a few days,
le declared.
The present action of the trustees
in forcing the sale of the road, in a
measure explains the circumstances
surrounding the quashing of a sale of
$100,000 worth of bonds of the C. G.
& N. held by the Mississippi Valley-
Trust Co., of St. Louis. The Missis-
ippi Valley Trust Co., last summer
advertised a block of $100,0000 worth
of bonds. The sale date approached
and it was believed the auction would
materially affect the outcome of the
road's financial tangles.
A few days before the sale was to
have been held, the affair was called
off. It is believed that that block WasJ
at that time gotten under the control
of interests wishing to force the liqui
dation of the bonds to an- issue with
the Frisco.
SNERLEY DEATH
WAS LAST LINK
IN DEATH CHAIN
Dr. Frank M. Nettles Pre
dicted Four Would Die and
Forecast Came True
HE SUCCUMBED FIRST,
BUT AS HE FORETOLD
Physician Gave Men in Card
Party Two Years, and All Died
in Order Named
The sudden death of O. D. (Chick)
Snerley Friday evening ,formed the
last link in a chain of four deaths
which were predicted more than two
years ago by the late Dr. Frank M.
Nettles. And the four men died in the
order named, his end coming first.
Friends of "Chick" Snerley have
been relating the story of Dr. Neetles'
weird prediction and how it affected
Snerley. Oscar Rudiger last night told
The Tribune how Dr. Nettles happened
to forecast the four deaths, and de
clared that time had made the
prophesy come true.
"Snerley told me the story only a
few weeks ago," said Mr. Rudiger. "I
had heard it on many occasions, but as
it did not come from the men who fig
ured in it, I just supposed it was fie
tion. But Snerley said the death list
had been written on a card in the order
in which the four men were to die
"Chick" said he did not consider
seriously at the time, but the deaths
of the other three caused him some un
easiness.
"The four men were playing cards at
the home of Dr. Nettles. In the party
besides Dr. Nettles were Al Cottle
Monk Franck and Snerley. Dr. Neetle:
lost the game and when his guest
started to depart, he said: 'Well, you
can beat me at this game, but I wi
lead you to the cemetery.
"The uncanny statement came as
surprise and to impress his prediction
on them, Dr. Nettles handed Snerley
card, bearing this message. We four
! men will be in our graves within tv
years. I will die first, Cottle will fol
low and then Franck will die. Sner
ley will live until the automn of 1915
"A few months after that, Dr. Net
ties died. Snerlev recalled the dead
nhvsician's prediction while he an
Cottle were attending the funeral
Cottle, laughing, said: 1 guess 1 am
the next to go.'
"Cottle died a few months after Net
ties did, and then Franck passed away
This left Snerley as the last link in the
chain, and he often talked with close
friends about the strange prophesy
and how it was coming true. He wouh
write the message of Dr. Nettles on
paper when discussing the string of
deaths, and wonder whether he had but
a few months longer to live.
"During the past year, his friends
noticed Chick's decline. He lost flesh
and was never in good natured moods
When he was seized with a hemorrhage
some months ago, he said it was the
beginning of the end for him. and that
it was in keeping with what Dr. Net
ties had said."
Everyone who knew snerley was
discussing his death yesterday, linking
it with those of Nettles, Cottle, and
Franck. Mat Morrison said yesterday
that Snerley had told him the message
Nettles wrote. He also declared that
he had heard Franck relate the story
after the death of Cottle.
MRS. EMMA MCNEELY DIES
IN ARKANSAS SANITARIUM.
Former Jackson Woman Was Well-
Known Throughout County for
Her Musical Attainments.
Mrs. Emma McNeeley, formerly of
Jackson, and well-known in musical
circles throughout the county, died in
a sanitarium in Boonville, Ark., early
yesterday morning of tuberculosis. She
had been ill a long time.
The news of her death came in a
telegram to Mrs. J. C. Clippard, a sis
ter. in Jackson. The message stated
that the body would leave Boonville
early today and would reach Jackson
about noon tomorrow. Burial will
be made in the city cemetery of Jack
son. Mrs. McNeeley was the wife of Bern
McNeeley, an official in the Interna
tional Harvester Company, with head
quarters in Boonville, Ark. Besides
her husband, Mrs. McNeely leaves
three children, two sons and a daugh
ter. One of her sons is a graduate of
the United States Military Academy,
and is on the Battleship Louisiana,
which is now lying off the coast of
North Caroline. He will not be able
to attend his mother's funeral.
Mrs. McNeely is the daughter of
Mrs. B. F. Wigginton of Jackson, and
possessed a rare musical talent. Miss
Minnie Wigginton, a sister, lives in St.
Louis. 1
WIDOWASKS$10,000
Charges Neglect When George
Brown Was Hit by
Hartle Auto.
Mrs. Francis H. Brown, widow of the
late George Brown, who died April 12,
last, after being injured by an automo
bile, yesterday filed in the Court of
Common Pleas, a damage suit for $10,
000 against Louis Hartle and Edward
Hartle, of Haarig, who were in the
machine that struck Brown.
The suit was filed for Mrs. Brown
by Orren Wilson. It is cited as the
State of Missouri at the relation of and
to the use of Mrs. Brown, and is a sta
tutory action for the death of her hus
band. Brown was struck by the automobile
about 8 o'clock in the evening on April
8, last, as he was crossing Good Hope
street going north on the east side
of Sprigg street.
The Hartle machine was running
east on Good Hope when Brown was
ran down. Brown sustained a frac
tured skuli and numerous lacerations
which caused his death four days later.
The petition declares that Brown was
earning $1,60 a day as the support for
Mrs. Brown and she asks additional
damages, such as the Court may deem
proper.
Mrs. Brown, in her petition, declares
that the Hartle machine was not
equipped with proper brakes and was
not conforming with city ordinances in
having lights burning. She claims al
so that the traffic ordinances were be
ing violated by the motor car in driv
ing beyond the speed limit.
WILL DEDICATE
CHURCH NOY. 14
Special Services Arranged
Gordonville by the Con
gregation in
Zion Church, the German Lutheran
Church at Gordonville, much of which
has been built by the hands of men in
the congregation and which now vir
tually has been completed, will be ded
icated November 14, on the fiftieth an
niversary of the dedication of the old
church which stands scarcely a half
block from the new structure.
The dedication exercises and cele
bration of the old church's fiftieth an
niversary will be combined into one
ceremony. The members of the con
gregation will assemble at the now
historic structure in the morning, and
march in a body over into the new edi
fice.
The cost of the new church building
has been approximately $12,000, but
this cost has been cut down virtually
a third by the donations from mem
bers of the congregation donations of
work, and materials.
The construction of the church has
been in the charge of a Building Com
mittee composed of the following men:
Jacob Gluckshartz, chairman, A. F.
Lorberg, secretary and treasurer,
Henry Suedekum, Fred Grosshider and
Alvin Feuerhahn.
Secretary Lorberg was in the Cape
yesterday afternoon making final ar
rangements for some of the equipment
that will be placed in the completed
structure. He declared that he expects
to close up the work of the Building
Committee by November 6.
Several bills against the church are
outstanding, he said ,and he declared
that the committee wants every obli
gation against the church, whether it
be for labor, materials or anything
else connected with the building, to be
handed to him in the form of a state
ment or bill by November 6.
The members of the congregation
when they determined last spring to
build a new church, selected the plot
of ground not far from the present
building, and made the excavation at
once themselves. One of the members
would bring a team, another furnished
wagon, several others worked on the
plows and many more took spade and
pick in hand and did the heavy work.
It required Wt a short time to com
plete the excavation and the stone
foundation was commenced.- The mem
bers of the congregation, some of
whom were stone masons, finished the
foundation and at that stage the build- :
ing was turned over to a contractor
for completion. Even later, many
members of the church aided free
gratis with the work.
The church is one story high and is
built of brick. Its finish nside is com-i
pletely in oak and it will be one of
the most magnificent and most com
plete structures cf its kind in Cape
County.
Rev. Berkner, now of Boston, Mass.,
ho several years ago was pastor of
the little church at Gordonville, will
be present at the dedication exercises,
and wilLdeliver an address at the ser
vices in the afternoon. Another min-
BIG CROWD HEARS
DR. KUEHNEMANN
AT COUNTY SEAT
German Lecturer of Inter
national Fame, Speaks to
Packed Court Room.
SAYS JEALOUS ENGLAND
PRECIPITATED THE WAR
Will Repeat Address at Court
House Here Tonight
Big Crowd Expected.
A crowd, estimated at more than "00
filled the Court House at Jackson last
night to hear Dr. Eugene Kuehne
mann, the distinguished German edu
cator, discuss the causes that precipi
tated the war in Europe.
Dr. Kuehnemann spoke in English
for more than an hour and then gave
a twenty-minute talk in German. His
address was frequently interrupted
with applause, and when he finished,
his listeners formed in line and shook
hands with their distinguished guest.
People came from distances of ten
miles to hear Dr. Kuehnemann relate
the conditions that were responsible
for the spoch-making struggle in
Europe.
He declared that England's greed
was the direct cause of the war; that
Britain realized that its strangle hold
on the world commerce was slipping
away, and the bulk of it was going to
Germany.
The Court House was not large
enough to accomodate all of those who
gathered inthe County seat to hear Dr.
Kuenhemann, and many stood on the
steps and even on the lawn. His big
voice easily carried to those who were
unable to gain admission, and they re
mained until he finished his lecture.
Dr. Kuehnemann was entertained by
Fred Kies, the well-known Jackson edi
tor, at the Central Hotel, where a
special dinner was prepared. He was
taken to the County seat from this city
by Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Koeck, Father
F. Bemberg, Capt. H. W. Bridges, C.
Wielpuetz and Charles H Overstolz,
who were at the station to greet him
when the Frisco train from St. Louis
reached the city.
Reservations had been made by
Capt. Bridges, secretary of the Ger
man American Alliance, and upon ar
riving, he was taken to the St. Charles
Hotel for luncheon. After the repast
he and the Reception Committee mo
tored to Jackson.
Dr. Kuehnemann returned to the
Cape last night after the lecture in
the Koeck automobile. With him were
Mr. and Mrs. Koeck, Rev. Bemberg,
and A. R. Zoelsman.
He is considered one of the German
Empire's most noted educators, and
has represented his Government at
Harvard on two occasions. He is a
linguist and a remarkable orator.
Dr. Kuehnemann's address last
night was his eighty-first, given in as
many cities. He has visited all of the
principal cities in the United States
during the yast year. From the Cape
he goes to St. Louis, and after a brief
stay in that metropolis, he will depart
for the South, where he will remain
during the winter months. His lectures
are given in the interest of the Red
Cross, and donations that are made,
are used to aid the wounded and the
widows and orphans in Europe.
PIONEER VISITS DUTCHTOWN.
FIRST TIME IN 12 YEARS.
Mrs. Conrad Vogelsang Makes Trip by
Auto and Finds Many Changes
In Surroundings.
For the first time in 12 years, Mrs.
Conrad Voglesang, 80 years old, one
of the oldest and bets known women
in Cape County, yesterday went to
Dutchtown, a place that years ago she
visited frequently, and a place where
she knew most of the residents.
The trip was made by motor car,
whereas years ago, travel was by
means of a much slower vehicle the
horse and buggy or farm wagon.
Mrs. Vogelsang was taken on her
journey by two married daughters,
Mrs. Lilly Nussbaum and Mrs. J. R.
Biley, who are visiting in the Cape
from Indianapolis, Ind. They visited
Mrs. Vogelsang's brother, Henry Haet-
or, at uutcntown.
As she quickly made the journey
from the Cape to Dutchtown, Mrs.
Voglesang spied out many changes
that have taken place along the road,
and remarked them all to her daugh
ters. She was met in Dutchtown by
many old friends that she had known
on her former visits there.
ister will be called in for the morning
services.
The present pastor of the church,
who will move the church organization
into the new building, is Rev. Valen
tine Henning. The new structure will
accommodate about 350 persons.

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