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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, November 26, 1915, Image 1

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Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Cape Bank Examiner Placed
in Charge of Memphis
HAS $10,000,000 CASH
Official, Here For Holiday, Tells
of Catching Oklahoma
Harry L. Machen, a United States
Bank Examiner, after four months in
the service, arrived in Cape Girardeau
yesterday morning, to spend Thanks
giving with his famliy, and to join
them in thanksgiving for the promo
tion he has just received from the
Comptroller of Currency at Washing
ton. In one third of a year, he has pass
ed out of the hush league into the
major league class of national bank
examiners. In that period he has dis
covered a shortage of seven years,
standing, located discrepancies in a
number of other financial institutions,
and received the congratulations of the
department at Washington for his ex
cellent work.
When Mr. Machen joined the serv
ice, he was placed in charge of a ter
ritory, which embraced a part of Ar
kansas, Texas and Oklahoma, but the
banks under his supervision were of
the smallest national institutions. This
territory was similar to that assigned
to all bank examiners upon entering
the service. Ordinarily, the official is
kept in the bush league class for sev
eral years.
Mr. MneVn has been transferred
from Oklahoma and Texas to West
Tenessee and Northern Mississippi,
and almost all of the small towns in
Arkansas have been turned over to an
other examiner. Mr. Machen now has
the four national banks in Memphis,
Tenn., under his supervision. The
First National in that city has de
posits aggregating .$10,000,000. Heal
so examines a bank in Little Rock,
with resources exceeding 83,000,000.
The banks under his control are among
the very largest in the South.
Some of the cities in which he ex
amines banks are: Hot Springs, Ft.
Smith, Helena, Texarkana and Jones
boro, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn., and
Greenville, Columbus and Cornith, the
largest cities in Mississippi.
He had not been in the service
three weeks when he discovered a
shortage of .$13,000 in the accounts of
the assistant cashier of the First Na
tional Rank of Hugo, Okla.
Mr. Machen entered the bank on his
first inspection shortly after H o'clock
in the afternoon. The tellers had just
about completed their balances and A.
J. Biard, assistant cashier, who was
the acting cashier, had put the money
in the safe. This was on Saturday aft
ernoon, and the time lock was set to
open on the following Tuesday.
As Monday was Labor Day, the bank
remained closed. Mr. Machen called
for all of the notes on hand, which are
classed as "paper." Biard turned them
over to the examiner and departed.
When the Cape Girardeauan finished
checking them, he locked them up and
pasted the seal of his office over the
door of the safe.
On this was written the warning
that it could not be opened, except in
the presence of the National Bank Ex
aminer. The following Tuesday morn
ing Mr. Machen appeared at the bank
at 8 o'clock and the safe was opened.
He took charge of the contents and
counted the money to see if it tallied
with the books.
He found a large deficit, and to
make sure that he was correct, he re
counted the money. The second time
his tally was the same. He summoned
Biard and asked him if he had any
more cash that he had not turned over.
He said he had not.
"Well, there is a shortage here, Mr.
Biard, and I want you to explain
vhere the balance of the money is,"
said Mr. Machen.
Biard retired to the directors' room,
and asked the bank examiner to con
fer with him.
"I wish you would go over that
money carefully, Mr. Machen," said
"I have done so," replied Mr. Ma-
( Continued on page 5)
Inspector Says Merchant and
Housewife Cooperate For
Food Sanitation.
State Commissioner Attends In
vestigation Into Shops
Sanitation in food establishments of
all kinds throughout Southeast Mis
souri has been improved wonderfully
in the last few months, was the decla
ration last night of G. B. Cook, of
Fredericktown, Deputy State Pure
Food Commissioner, who was in the
Cape to make a few inspections here
The Cape leads the Southeast Mis
souri district in cleanliness of its gro-
eerie?, meat maiKeis, canny simps,
. 1 1 . . 1,
restaurants, ice cream parlors and ba
keries, he said.
"Merc hants who deal with food sup
plies for retail and wholesale distribu
tion are becoming more conversanr
with the State laws governing the care
that should be given its handling and
they are co-operating with the depart
ment in seeing that the law is ob
"I ure food has become a slogan all
over the state and it has spread rapid
ly in Southeast Missouri. Women in
many of the towns that I visit have
taken up the matter to see that their
food establishments are operated in a
anitary manner.
"The cleanliness of food is some-
thnig that is vitally important to every
individual member of the community
and that fact is brought home by
many object lessons furnished the peo
ple by the medical scientists.
"Business men have realized that it
means better business for them to have
a shop that complies with the law and
satisfies the demands of their intelli
gent customers."
Mr. Cook was in the Cape several
weeks ago when he made a thorough
inspection of all the food establish
ments here. His report to Pure Food
Commissioner Fricke, of St. Louis, at
that time, was that the Cape was in
first-class condition. Many of the
shops here made grades of 100 per
He inspected more than fifty estab
lishments at that time and the work
occupied a week's time. In making his
rounds, Mr. Cook left instructions with
a few of the proprietors to have a
few minor corrections made in the ar
rangements of their places.
Following that trip, he returned and
last night indicated that his requests
have been complied with, placing the
Cape on the map as one of the clean
est towns in the State with reference
to food sanitation.
Mr. Cook arrived in the Cape at
noon yesterday on his way home from
Caruthersville, where he just com
peted his final report on that town
after a week's work inspecting and in-
1 vestigating the condition of the food
shops there.
He inspected four downtown estab
lishments here yesterday and last
night said each of them scored a high
mark. These marks will be forwarded
to the State Pure Food Commissioner
in December when he makes his an-
nual report for this district.
In Caruthersville, Mr. Cook said he
found the sanitation conditions im
proved to a great extent through the
efforts of the Civic League which has
been urging a clean-up campaign-
there. Caruthersville still has room
for jnlproVement, he declared, and the
merchants are working with the CrvTc
League and the Pure Food Depart
ment to bring about that improvement,
Mr. Cook said.
After Cook had made his own in
spection of the town's food shops in
Caruthervi!le, at the request of the
members of the Civic League and
many of the merchants themselves, he
summoned Commissioner Fricke to go
there and view the situation himself.
Fricke was down there this last
week and consulted with the business
men concerning the completion of their
clean-up campaign.
Castle of Belgian King Near Ypres Has
Been Wrecked By Shells Fired By Germans.
"S'tU -f n I'm ii'in ti m'r m ttiti -inhiT'"1
Among the beautiful chateaus in Belgium and France that have been battered into ruins by the German shells
is this Castle Hallebecke, near Ypres, belonging to King Albert of Belgium. At the left is Captain Rehorst. a mem
ber of the municipal council of Cologne, who has been appointed by Germany to devise means of restoring these
architectural treasures.
Suffers Second Paralysis Stroke
And is at Home
Andrew J. Stevens, veteran Cape
building contractor and carpenter, last
night was believed to be dying from
the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage
combined with a stroke of paralysis
that affected his entire left side.
He is at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Frank Holmes, 144 i) Themis
street, and another (laughter, Mrs.
Frederick Zanzow, has been summoned
to his bedside from her home in St.
The cerebral hemorrhage or burst
ing of a blood vessel in his brain was
caused by the paralytic stroke. Mr.
Andrews was recovering from a stroke
of paralysis that nearly became fatal
everal weeks ago, when he suffered
the second attack.
Last night he lapsed into insensibil
ity and his relatives at the bedside and
the physician in charge of the case
believe it is but a question of hours j amj tho timo appr0aches when I shall
till the end comes. The doctor saidhio me to Cairo and thence to the
that he may live for a week and he ! everglades of Florida."
may die at any moment. j Capt WHson eminent risim?
Mr. Stevens has been a resident of attorney, is thankful that The Tribune
the Cape for about fifteen years. He I exposed the secrets of the "lawyers
sustained the first stroke of paralysis j union" and the up-hill-grind of the
at the time the fair was in progress, j frying-sized attorney, when facing
He was in the yard at his home alone,
when he was attacked.
He managed to call to women in the
neighborhood who aided him
to the
The Normal School "scrubb" team
today will meet the Caruthersville
High School football team at Caru
thersville. The "scrubb" or second
team is composed of men picked by
Coach Courleaux from the class teams
that played for the school champion
ship this last week.
The Southeast Missouri football
championship will be settled today al
so between the Sikeston High School
team and that of the Charleston Ath
letic Club. Coach Courleux of the Nor
mal School, will referee and Julian
Dearmont will be an official.
Competition for Prizes Makes Great
D?a1 of Fun at West End Hall.
Three hundred men and women last
night crowded the floor at the West
End Hall competing for the prizes and
dancing at the ball of the machinists'
order which was held there. The com
petition for some of the prizes created
a great deal of laughter.
Those who won distinction are as
follows: Miss Pearl Hampton, Miss
Clarie Kassell, Mrs. Arthur Geldmach
er, Walter Hall, Herman and Edward
Schrader and Ben Nothdurft.
Cape Men Really
Will Give Thanks
Mayor Is Grateful
Executive Glad He's Alive
and Angelo Dempsey Feels
Good to Know He is Only
Frenchy in Appearance.
"What have you to be. thankful
That is the question with which The
Tribune canvassed Cape business men,
public officials, professional men, per
sons in all walks of life yesterday and
here are the replies:
Angel Dempsey, attorney, author,
motorist and athlete, said he is thank
ful because he only looks like a
Frenchman and is not the real article
in these -days of stress when the real
thing is buried in a Flanders trench.
Mayor Kage replied that he is grati
fied to know he is alive.
Hen Vinyard, bridegroom-tleet.Beau
Brummel and man about town, said:
"I'm thankful because the date is set
I that proposition.
I Dr. F. "Dusty" Rhodes is thankful
! that the St. Louis trains will be run-
ning tomorrow.
Chief of Police Jeff Hutson is thank
ful that the Cape was not next door to
Clarkton the other night when the
"nightrider" battle raged.
"Puch" Gaines is V-ankful that he
and Charley Cofer wear the same size
dress suit.
Lee L. Albert, flour and feed dealer,
is thanking fortune for the girl he got.
"Maw" Cooper is thankful that the
Germans are winning and that she has
all her "boys."
William H. Bohnsock Jr., is thank
ful that the coming year will bring
with it ample opportunity for "heavy
standing around."
President McPherson of the Com
mercial Club still is thankful for the
renewal of the Frisco trade trains for
the Cape.
President Dearmont of the Normal:
"I'm thankful the co-eds have forgot
ten their desire to tango and go coon
T. Jeff Shorb: "I am thankful I no
longer have gum drops deposited in
my coat pockets.
W. H. Stubblefield Jr.: "I'm thank
ful we have seen the last of our Hawk
shaw re-porter de-tective friends and
that Fields and Flannigan are play
ing peneuchle out at Jackson."
Frank Carroll: " Sah? Waal sah, ah
Joan kno' but A'm mos thankful fer de
talkin' to dat Jedge Wilier gave me
Ah mean "bout stay-in' away frum dese
wimmen folks. Yas, sah. A'm glad
Ah ain't married."
(Continued on pafe 4.)
Desire to "Gun" For Turkey En
tices Citizenry "Docs"
Are on Qui Vive.
The woods and the swamps today
will be infested with hunters Thanks
giving Day celebrators who expect to
sally forth around tho Cape on their
annual shoot.
Many hunting parties were arranged
yesterday and the Cape sportsmen
loaded up with ammunition. The rab
bit dogs in this vicinity will be over
worked. There is no telling what the slaugh
ter will be, but the Cape huntsmen
have the best intentions.
One of the parties that will leave
town early this morning to go to Blo
meyer to shoot will be composed of
Arthur Vogel, Albert Kempe, Arthur
Kempe, Alvin Kempe, Martin Bender
and Henry Haman.
Another will be composed of Coun
cilman Arthur Bowman, his brother,
Lee L. Bowman, Will Bowman, Pete
Bremermann, Deitz Vogel and Harry
Minton. The Bowmans already have
been out exercising their "trigger
fingers" and expect to get some game
The other parties of m'mrods are too
numerous to mention. Physicians and
surgeons in the Cape, on hearing that
such elaborate plans had been made
by Cape Girardeau citizens to go gun
ning for a rabbit, immediately began
making extra arrangements at the
hospital in the emergency ward.
Extra splints have been laid out, in
numerable bandages, and "saws" have
been sharpened up, in anticipation of
probable work.
W. C. Ballard, deputy superintend
ent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company in the Cape, and Miss Ber
tha Walther, daughter of the late Ru
dolph Walther, Normal School gradu
ate and former instructor in the Cape
public schools, yesterday were married
at Jackson.
Immediately after the marriage the
couple dined at the home of Dr. G.
B. Schulz and shortly after noon de
parted for Thebes, by way of motor
boat. They made connections in Illi
nois with a train for New Orleans.
They will be gone on a ten days'
honeymoon trip, going to Mobile, Ala.,
and returning to the Cape by way of
Memphis, where Mr. Ballard will at
tend an insurance men's convention.
They will reside in the Drusch
apartments on west Broadway, which
Mr. Ballard has already fitted out for
a home.
Mr. Ba'.lard has been in the Cape for
about five years. He came here from
Chester, 111., where he was in the in
surance business. His relatives reside
in Chicago.
The ceremony in Jackson was per
formed by Rev. F. W. Carnett, pastor
of the Baptist Church.
Servians Ready For What May Be
Last Stand -Fifty Thousand
French to Meet 80,000 Bulgarian
I "
! Troops To Be Rushed Into Balks,
j London Says Ford Says He Is
Going to End War.
London, Nov. 24. The Servian main army is at bay on the historic field
of Blackbirds, strongly entrenched for what may be its last desperate stand.
With this force meeting the double advance of the invaders. 50,000
French troops are reported in Chiasso Message, to be engaged in a heavy
battle with 0,00) Bulgarians, near Gradsko. Mitrovitza has been occupied
by the Austrians.
Prishtina is in the hands of the Germans, an official announcement states.
The Servians have been driven across the Sitnica Kiver. These towns are
about 20 miles apart. The Servians were beaten at Mitrovitza and then at
Prizrend, and are now enroute to Scutari, Albania, according to press dis
patches. The entire Franco-British expedition at the Dardanelles may be with
drawn to aid the hard-pressed Servians, it was announced tonight.
Athens, Nov. 24. Greece has been called upon to define without delay
her attitude toward the Allies demand. This came through a note from the
allied nations to Premier Skouloudis, who immediately called his cabinet to
gether. The note i s friendly, but decidedly firm. It requests that the Greek
Government confirm the assurance already expressed relative to the position
of a-lied troops on Greek soil.
The note also made a demand for the free movement of the Allied forces
in Mac(knia without interposition or obstacles of any kind. After the Cabinet
meeting the Greek Premier stated that the situation had been cleared by the
presentation of the Allied note. It is expected that the requests will be
New York, Nov. 24. Henry Ford, the millionaire automobile manufac
turer, hopes to end the European war by Christmas. He has chartered the
Scandinavian American line steamer, Oscar II, to convey a delegation of
International prominent nacifk ists, including Jane Addams, to Europe. "We'll
get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas,"' was Ford's confident declara
tion tonight.
Vienna, Nov. 24. A million Italians have been killed or wounded in fight
with the Austrians, it is stated in an official War Office bulletin today.
"The enemy," says the communique specifically, "have now lost a million
killed and wounded."
The losses claimed in the statement represent all the Italians supposed to
have suffered on every front since the war began.
"Our front," says the communique, "has been victoriously maintained
Continuation is reported of the battle at the Gorizia bridgehead, with
undiminished violence and sanguinary losses to the enemy.
Denying that Austrian casualtie sat Gorizia have been heavy, the report
"Between Thursday and Sunday we had 20 soldiers killed and ."() wounded.
Forty-six civilians also were killed and 250 seriously wounded. Six hundred
buildings have been damaged by the Italian bombardment."
London, Nov. 21 A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Petrograd
says: "The German guardship sunk by Russian destroyers near Libau is
semi-officially stated to have been a cruiser armed with ."Ils-inch and four
mch guns and having a crew of 200, only 20 of whom were saved. The fight
w as a verv short one."
The Petrograd official communication of Monday announced that, in the
Baltic Sea, on Nov. 20. Russian torpedo boats near Windau (which lies to the
north of Libau) sank a German patrol boat. The communication added that
one officer and l'J soldiers were taken prisoner and that the Russians suffered
no losses.
Paris, Nov. 24. The Servian legation announced today that the Servian
Government, which had been at Prisrend. is departing today to Scutari.
Berlin, Nov. 24. The Servian towns of Mitrovitza and Prishtina have
been captured, the War Office announces today.
Earlier reports had said that the Austrians were within four miles of
Mitrovitza, while the Germans were within a few hours' march of Prishtina.
Mitrovitza, which is about 60 miles from the Albanian line, was the capi
tal for a time after the seat of government was removed from Nish. Pri.-h-tina
is 50 miles from the Albanian border, toward which the Servians have
been retreating, and much of the recent fighting has been in that vicinity.
The official statement also tells of renewed activity in the Riga-Dvinsk
region. The Germans fere forced out of an advance post in Janopol north of
Illoukst, but declare they recaptured the village in a counter attack.
New York, Nov. 24. Henry rord, the Detroit manuiacturer, announced
today that he would take a peace expedition to Europe to attempt to end the
Ford will invite leading American pacifists to join the expedition, as well
as peace advocates from other neutral countries.
The Scandinavian-American liner Oscar II has been chartered and it is
proposed to start from New York on Dec. 4. r
"We are going over there to see if we can do any good," said Ford. "We
are going to see if we can't get the men out of the trenches on Christmas day.
We hope we will have the support of every mother in the world in one great
effort to stop thsi war, crush militarism and wipe away talk of preparedness
forever." .
Ford told President Wilson of his plan at his White House conference
yesterday. He did not say whether the President approved it.
The Oscar II is a 10,000-ton vessel, large enough to carry 200 passenger.?.
But Ford said it was possible only a few peace delegates will make the trip.
"That is one of the details to be worked out," he said. "We do net intend
to carry only pacifists. We shall ask serious-minded men of all beliefs to
make the trip.
The voyage of the peace ship will have the backing of the International
Women's Feace organization, but will be financed entirely by Ford Secretary
Louis P. Lochner of the National Peace Federation said assurances had come
from Europe that peace advocates in other neutral countries would willingly
join in the proposed conference. The names of the persons with whom Ford
had been in communication in Europe were confidential, he said.
The conference probaWy will be held in Holland or in one of the Scan
dinavian countries.
"In some ways this meeting will be similar to the Women's Peace Con
gress at The Hague," said Ford. "The voyage of the peace ship, I believe,
will inspire other neutral countries to action that will mean the calling of a
neutral congress to end the war."
Ford will meet Cardinal Gibbons at Baltimore Friday and explain his
peace ship idea to him. Announcement of details of the peace ship plan will
be made later this week.

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