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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 2fi, 19K
LL ALBERT AND DOLLY WILCOX IS HOUCK OBJECTS COAL RATE CASE ARCHBISHOPASKS CAPE CATHOLICS TO AID MEXICANS SEARCHLIGHTS TOiCITY IS READY SUSIE GIBONEY TO MARRY SOON FREED OF ONE OF 3 CHARGES MADE TO FRISCO PLAN TO FLIMFLAM HIM AWAITS FRISCO REORGANIZATION ILLUMINATE THE NEW CITY PARK TO DISPOSE OF THEPARKBONDS Society's Best Winter Wed ding Will be an Event of January. Procuting Attorney Hodges Road's Reorganizers Hold Receivers Promise tr Fulfill Prelate Urges Contributions to Help Those in Stricken Nation A. M. Tinsley Tells Mayor Mayor and City Clerk Are Withdraws Allegation Banker Got $500. C.G.N. Deal Was Never Consummated. Cape's Contract in Their Scheme. Light Company Will Try New DeTice. Corresponding With St. Louis Financiers. BRIDE TO BE IS PRETTY AND PETITE MAYOR KAGE PRESIDES BOND HOLDERS SAY I. R. KELSO SAYS NO CARRANZA IS CALLED FOE OF ROMANISM WANTS TO COMPROMISE CAPE BANKS TO BID AT TRIAL OF BANKER FRISCO BOUGHT ROAD COURT ACTION NEEDED PROPOSED LAWSUIT FOR THEM IS BELIEF 6 Romance Revealed at "Maw" Coopers When A. R. Zoles man Hazed Bridegroom. Miss Susie Giboney and Lee L. Al bert, two of the Cape's best known and most popular young society people, will be married this winter. The wed ding will be one of the most fashion able functions of the winter society reason in the Cape and is being look ed forward to with a great deal of in terest by the couple's friends. Miss Giboney is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giboney, of 1715 Bloomfield road. She is closely related to Louis Houck and is known by vir tually everyone in the Cape. She was reared on the Giboney place, just west f town on the Bloomfield road, and was schooled in the Cape and at the Normal School. She is well known in the younger so ciety sets for her beauty and diversity of accomplishments. Mr. Albert is a member of the famous Albert family that settled in the Cape in pioneer days here. He is propiretor and manager of the Lep L Albert Flour & Milliner Co., at 10 South Frederick street. He likewise is rnterested in the Albert Flour Mill in South Cape and has other financial in terests in the Cape. Mr. Albert has developed the flour and feed business with which he con nected in the last few years. He known all over Southeast Missouri. The exact date of the wedding and definte plans have not been made by the couple yet. Both announced yes terday afternoon, however, that the wedding will be held about the middle of Januarv. At first it was said the marriage was to be a Christmas wed ding. Following their wedding, the bridal couple will go to New York and East ern winter resorts on a honeymoon trip of several days. On their return to the Cape they will be at home in an apartment, they said, although they have not been able to find a suitable place yet. The couple's engagement has existed several weeks and it was made known to a few very intimate friends a few days ago. For the last few days they have been quietly looking for their home. The news of the engagement was made known yesterday in a unique fashion when one of "Maw" Cooper's "boys," thoroughly in a joking spirit, started the story of the coming Christ mas wedding about the table at "Maw's." Mr. Albert was present and the joking, all done in anonymous fashion, was mutually understood to be at his expense. It was A." R. Zoelsman who started the story and others took the matter up carrying it further till eventually a saleslady from one of the Main street stores arrived and told that it was an open story about Miss Giboney and Mr. Albert's engagement and ap proaching nuptials. The engagement of the couple fol lows a courtship of about three months during which time, they attended many functions in the Cape together and drove together in Mr. Albert's car a great deal. Miss Giboney, as well as being con sidered an expert motorist, also is known as a horsewoman of consider able ability. Driving and riding are her favorite recreations. RAINBOW AROUND THE MOON IS VISIBLE IN THIS CITY Dr. St. Avit Thinks it Indicates that the Turkeys Will Have No Reason to Give Thanks. Ever hear of a rainbow around the Moon ? Well, there was one there last night. Dr. John St Avit saw it first and noti fied The Tribune. All the bright colors that are seen in the rainbow that follows a mid summer shower were in evidence last night. There were four distinct rings, or circles about the moon. They were silver, yellow, green and reddish brown. - "What does that indicate ?" Dr. St Avit was asked. "It indicates," re plied the physician, "that there are tempestuous days ahead for the turk I mean, the American turk, or com monly called the turkey." Dr. St Avit, who admits having lived about forty years, stated that he had seen three . rainbows around the moon, indicating that they are visible once in approximately twelve years. Will Deride if Accused Bloom- Held Man is to be Tried in Circuit Court. One of three charges of embezzle ment against A. D. (Dolly) Wilcox, former cashier of the Bank of Bloom- field, yesterday afternoon was with drawn by Prosecuting Attorney John L. Hodges of Stoddard County and J. Henry Caruthers, Prosecuting Attor ney in the Cape, when Wilcox's pre liminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Kage began. Wilcox was charged originally with embezzling checks for more than 1900 from the funds of the Bank of Bloomfield. His financial manipula tions of the bank's funds are held re sponsible for the loss of about $80,000 and the wrecking of that bank about three years ago. The charge that was withdrawn yes terday accused him of converting to his own use .$500, one of three checks that he cashed on the Bank of Bloom field at the First National Bank in the Cape in 1.2. One of the charges is for an em bezzlement of $100 in a similar fashion. Wilcox had his preliminary hearing opened in connection with that charge yesterday afternoon. The warrants for Wilcox's arrest were issued several weeks ago by Jus tice of the Peace W. H. Wilier, and the documents were served upon him a few days before one of the charges would have been outlawed by the statute of limitations. The preliminary hearing before Wil ier was delayed from time to time un til a week ago, Wilcox's attorneys ob tained a change of venue to Mayor Kage, on their filing an affidavit in Judge Willer's court disqualifying him to sit on the case. The hearing went on in the office of Miss Birdie Mae Adams. The charges against Wilcox were brought by Frank Brannock, a bookkeeper in the bank. Wilcox for many years had been vir tually at the head of the bank that was wrecked and the stockholders had placed implicit confidence in his busi ability. When he failed the stockhold ers were forced to make good the losses. Wilcox has resided with his wife and a child at Bloomfield and is well liked in his community. The Houcks were the principal losers in the failure of the bank, and it is known that the Houcks are behind the prosecution that has been brought against Wilcox in Cape County. The charges that will be tried bore Kage all have been tried in the Circuit Court in Stoddard Coun ty and when appealed to the .Supreme Court, were thrown out because the prosecution was not brought in the county in which the alleged crime was said to be committed. Several witnesses took the stand yesterday afternoon and gave testi mony. This morning when the case is resumed, the attorneys will introduce several legal phases of the questions at issue and Mayor Kage may be un able to give his decision as to whether Wilcox will be bound over to the Cir cuit Court or released for several hours. EDITORS HERE FRIDAY Pencil Pushers Will Hold Annual Con vention in the Cape. The Southeast Missouri Press As sociation wiLl hold its annual conven tion in this city Friday, and about seventy-five editors are expected to visit the city. Aside from transacting the routine business of the organization, the vis itors will be givm an automobile ride over the citv. Edmund P. Crowe of Dexter is president of the association, and Harry Xaeter of this city is secre tary. The program follows: Friday after noon, 2 o'clock Business Management of a weekly Newspaper, Harry. Den- man, Farmington News; Is Legal Ad vertising at Legal Rates Graft ? D. B. Hill, Marble Hill Press; Memorials of Departed Members; History of South east Missouri Newspapers and Pub lishers: Eli D. Ake, Ironton Register; Albert O. Allen, New Madrid Record; Ed A. Wright, Portageville Southeast Missourian. Friday evening, 7:30 o'clock En rollment of New Members ' until 8 o'clock; Poem, Harvey Burgess, More house Hustler; Machine Composition J. D. Johson, Representing Cape Men, to Fight Frisco's Freeze-out Plan. St. Louis, Nov. 22. Opposition to the Frisco reorganization plan in addi tion to that made by certain stock holders has developed among the hold ers of more than $1,000,000 of the bonds of the Cape Girardeau North ern Railroad for which no provision is made in the reorganization plan. All of the bonds of the Cape Girar deau Northern are held in Missouri with the exception of 10. The bonds of other roads owned by the Frisco are held for the most port in the East, and were taken care of in the reorganiza tion plan. John D. Johnson, attorney for the holders of a majority of the Cape Gir ardeau Northern bonds, said this morn ing that his clients were objecting to the reorganization plan because it did not recoirnize their claims. He said they were not joining with others in general opposition to the entire plan, but that they would oppose the ap proval of the plan presented because It did not provide for their claims. The Cape Girardeau Northern is a railroad in Southeast Missouri pro moted by Louis Houck. The Frisco bought the road from Houck, agreeing to assume liability for thebonds. When the Frisco went into receivership the receivers refused to recognize the pur chase of the road, and contended that the stockholders never had ratified the purchase. The holders of the bonds brought suit to establish the liability of the Frisco. A special master, who heard the evidence, reported to the Federal Court that the Frisco clearly was liable. Judge Sanborn did not approve the report, but sent it back to the mas ter for amendments. Of the bonds, the St. Louis Union Trust Co. holds approximately $500,- 000. The Mississippi Valley Trust Co has about ?,50,000. Houck has in ex cess of $100,000. Other banks holding bonds are the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Cape Girardeau, Jefferson Bank of St Louis, the Lead Belt Bank, the Bank of Perryville and the T. J. Moss Tie Co. It is the contention of the bondhold ers that the sale of the property to the Frisco was legal, and that any plan of reorganization which does not provide an exchange of securities is not proper. If the bondholders should fail to have the plan amended to include their bonds, they would be in the position of cerditors who would have to go through the tedious litigation, includ ing the many delays of the law, to get satisfaction. It is the position of the reorganizers, as explained by H. S. Priest, the at torney who presented the plan to the Missouri Public Service Commission that the Cape Girardeau Northern claim never has been judicially held to be a Frisco liability, and that until the claim is established there is no reason 10 give it consideration in a reorgani zation plan. HOLDS NEGRO ON $73 ROBBERY Fayette Oliver Bound Over to Circuit Court by Orren Wilson. ' Fayette Oliver, a negro, yesterday was bound over tothe Circuit Court bv Justice of the Peace Orren Wilson on a charge of grand larceny for having stolen $75 from Nicholas Wolters, a white man who returned to the Cape recently from the Dakotas. The two men were together Satur day afternoon and Wolters withdrew about $75 he had in the bank. While they were on Water street, near the Frisco Station, Wolters took out his money pouch. The negro grabbed it and ran. He was arrested early Sunday morn ing by Patrolman Arthur Whitener. Wolters did not report the loss till late Saturday night. vs. Hand Composition, F. E. Kies, Jackson Volksfreund; Circulation Con tests, Henry F. Kratzer, Festus Inde pendent; Fake Advertising and Fake Agents, Fred Naeter, Cape Girardeau Republican; Legislation, Corley Over all, Campbell Citizen; The Associatfon, E. P. Crowe, Dexter Statesman; Re port of Committees, Election of Offi cers, Selection of Next Place of Meet ing, adjournment. Situation Needs Coaxing Lawyer Tells Cape Coal Users Politics Involved. Adjustment of the coal rate situa tion between the Cape and the Frisco Railroad is being held in abeyance pending the outcome of the reorgani zation nlans of the road to take it out of receivership. The receivers for the Frisco, Judge James W. Lusk, W. C. Nixon and W. B. Biddle, have assured Attorney I. R. Kelso, who is in charge of the case for the city, that no re organization of the Frisco will be af fected without arrangements having been made for the road to observe all its contracts such as that operative with the city of Cape Girr.rdeau. Mr. Kelso has been told that it is the intention of the road to assist in get ting the Cape's coal rate adjusted without resort to litigation, and act ing on that assurance, he has declined to start legal action to force the road to uphold its contract. The situation, Mr. Kelso has told Charles L. Harrison, chairman of the Traffic Committee of "the Commercial Club, is very delicate at present and the presentation of the Cape's com plaint now will not aid in brinp;ing about the final results desired. Kelso expects to be able to settle the complaint outside of court and the settlement depends upon the rapid dis charge of the road from its receiver ship. That is a complicated affair with politics injected into it which slowly is being consummated. The least done at the present time to hinder the men engaged in reorganizing the Frisco, the better for the Cape's plans, Kelso has indicated to business men in the Cape are anxious to get the former coal rate of f0 cents returned. The coal rate of 60 cents into the Cape from the Marion, 111., coal dis trict, was advanced to 75 cents a ton several weeks ago, when a supplement to tariffs on the C. & E. I. were placed in effect. The C. & E. I. obtaine.l the new rate before the Interstate Com merce Commission. Hearings were held in Chicago last winter on the new tariffs, and the Cape was not present at the hearing to protest that it would conflict with the Cape's contract with the Frisco to de liver coal in the city at the f0 cent rate. The 60 cent rate was made by the Frisco in return for valuable franchise rights that were granted to the road about two years ago. In the franchise contract with the citv is contained a clause that in the event that the 60 cent rate is broken for any reason, a commission of arbi tration may be named to determine what shall be a commensurate com pensation for the city. In the recent moves made by the road's officials, it has not been clearly indicated whether they will want to resort to arbitartion to fix a compen sation for the Cape's loss of the 60 cent rate, or to maintain the former rate at a monetary loss to the Frisco. The loss to the business men in the Cape is calculated to be close to $25, 000 a year due to the increase in the coal rate. The increase to some single concerns in the Cape amounts to from $10 to $30 a day. Mr. Harrison, when in St. Louis re cently, held a conference with Kelso in regard to the situation of the coal rate adjustment. Harrison yesterday afternoon declared that at that time Kelso declared the matter was virtual ly dependent iipon the reorganization plans. The celerity with which the rate will be adjusted depends upon the speed with wh?ch the reorganization is effected. He pointed out that there are legal phases of the situation that make it impracticable for the Cape to in volve itself in" a lawsuit over the con tract's violation and argued that the settlement outside of court is but a matter of time. WOMAN DIES, 8 HURT IN LIBERTY BELL JAM Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 20. Mrs. J. H. Crane was killed and six other women and two children were badly injured today at the demonstration on the arrival here of the Liberty Bell. The people ,were caught in a jam that got beyond the cnotrol of the po- ice and Mrs. Crane was trampled to death. Wilson Recognized Mexican Over Protest of American Churchmen. Archbishop John J. Glennon, of St. Louis, has sent letters to each of the two Catholic churches in this city, ask ing the congregations to join in the nation-wide thanksgiving tomorrow, and urges all Catholics to remember, especially, the unfortunates in Mexi co. Contributions are asked to be used in giving aid to the Catholics in Mexi co, and His Grace expresses the hope that President Carranza will give the worshippers of the Catholic faith pro tection. Carranza has been called the foe of th" Catholic Church in Mexico, and President Wilson is said to have rec ognized Carranza against the united protest of the highest officials of the Catholic Church in the United States, Since Gen. Carranza's return to pow er. Catholics in this count ry have been apprehensive for the Catholics living in Mexico. Solemn high mass will be given in both the St. Vincent's and St. Mary's churches tomorrow. The request of the archbishop will form an important part of the serv ices. The letters reach ed each church in time to be read last Sunday. The letter of the Archbishop fol lows: It would be, I think, eminently fit ung inai tne catholic Church in America should give a religious value and purpose to those feasts, which, though of secular origin, yet readily lend tnemseives to religious aims as well. Such holidays, for instance, as the Fourth of July, symbolizing na tional enfranchisement, standing for civil and religious liberty, may well be taken to the Catholic heart. The idea for which it stands and the nation whose freedom it proclaims deserves the unstinted and continuous support, as well as the blessing of the Holy Church. Likewise the Thanksgiving festival, even if in this land it originated out side the Catholic Church, is outside only in form; for in fact the Church has constantly, yes, daily, made her thanksgiving prayer and offering to God. We may, therefore, with good grace have a special offering of thanksgiving on the day set aside by national authority for this purpose. I would like to see in every church in the diocese a mass celebrated with all possiible solemnity and thanksgiv ing made to Almighty God for the blessings of peace and prosperity which we enjoy as Americans; and for the civic and religious liberty, which, in spite of the activities of a few bigots, is still the heritage of Catholics equally with all other citizens. And furthermore, in making this, our thanksgiving, for the blessings we enjoy, we should remember especially our neighboring people in Mexico, who have suffered and who are suffering so much because of the revolutions which afflict and continue to afflict that unfortunate country. The revolu tionary leaders and their followers have in turn plundered and looted. They have destroyed the subsistence, and in many instances the lives of the peaceful and law abiding citizens of .Mexico; so that today, while the lead ers thrive, the people starve. It is true that the recent recogni tion of Carranza, perhaps the worst of the revolutionaries, is not auspicious; still we cherish the hope that the Gov ernment of the United States together with the Governments of the Southern Republics, who saw fit to give him rec ognition, will not now desert an un offending people. Our Government, founded on justice and equal rights, would not be true to itself would not be true to its people, or its traditions if, now that it has undertaken the recognition of Carranza, it permitted him to continue a career of injustice and outrage. Our Catholic people await the outcome with anxiety and impatience. Meanwhile since the law abiding people there are starving and appeal to our charity, something must be done to help them. His Eminence, Cardinal Gibbons, has, with the advice of a number of American prelates, invited our Catholic people to contribute through the St. Vincent de Paul So ciety of the United States, which so ciety will co-operate with and transfer to the St .Vincent de Paul Society of Mexico, such funds as may be received Utilities Manager Says His Com pany is Willing to Make Concessions. Following a conference yesterday between A. M. Tinsley, local manager of the Public Utilities Company, and Mayor Kage, the Mayor last night de clared that the city's appeal of that part of the Public Service Commis sion's opinion dealing with lights in the Courthouse Park may be dropped on the promise of the Utilities Com pany to install a new type of search light to illuminate the park. Mr. Tinsley told the Mayor that his company will try out the searchlights as an experiment in the Courthouse Park, after he had announced that his company wished to avoid a lawsuit with the city over the question of lights. The searchlights are new contri vances in the electrical field that have been perfected in the East and are in use there in parks. It is proposed to place one of the lights at each corner of the park and they are of such bril liance that the corner lights will be sufficient to illuminate the entire park, it is said. None of them have been received in the Cape, but Tinsley said his com pany, rather than have a lawsuit, will be willing to install them if the city will pay for the lighting power at a proper rate. The Mayor declared such a compro mise probably will be approved. In the event that the proposed searchlights prove satisfactory in the Courthouse Park, Tinsley offered also to light the new city park at the Fairgrounds with similar equipment. . A long line of applicants for the po sition as caretaker at the new park yesterday awaited upon the Mayor to receive his indorsement for the posi tion and asking to be appointed. The Mayor has not yet announced whom he will name for the position, but the appointment will come up be fore the council, the Mayor said. The council's approval of the Mayor's ap pointment will be asked by the Mayor he said. Definite plans for the man's salary have not been made yet either. He will be required to live at the park and his lodging will be furnished him. HUGE CROWD AT EUCHRE AND BALL AT ST. MARY'S Six Prizes Are Awarded at Entertain ment Given by Western Catholic Union. The euchre and ball, given by the Western Catholic Union at St. Mary's Hall, on South Sprigg street, last night, was one of the largest social gatherings of the season. The crowd was as large as ever assembled at the hall, and those present spent an en joyable evening. Eighteen tables were arranged to accommodate the euchre players, and six prizes were awarded. The ladies who carried away awards, were: Mrs. John Taylor, first; Mrs. Henry Strain, second; Miss Francis Selle, third. The men prize winners were: Edward Schindler, first; Harry Rogers, sec ond; Louis Kohlfeld, third. Atfer the awards were made,, the tables were removed, and the dancing began. Many guests reached the hall after the close of the euchre, to enjoy the dancing. The merry-makers were still tripping the light fantastic at midnight. and placed at its disposal. Pursuant to this request we ask you to give your thanksgiving offerings, directing the same to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Louis, which will forward them to the general head quarters of the society in the United States, which in turn will transfer then H Mexico; and while doing so our prayer should be that peace and justice and ord r may soon be restored to our Sister Republic. Yours sincerely, John J. Glennon, Archbishop of St. Louis. P. S. In parishes which have a branch of the St. Vincent de Paul So ciety, its officers might have the work of taking up thris collection and for warding the same to the headquarters. Where there is no St. Vincent de Paul Society, the funds may be for warded to the Chancery. Archbishop'8 House, - St. Louis, Missouri, . Nov. 11, 1915. E. J. Deal Says Trust Company is to be a Contender to Carry 4 Per Cent Applications for bids on the $40,000 Fairgrounds Park bonds approved at the election last Tuesday, are being sent by Mayor Kage and City Clerk R. W. Frissell to bond houses and bankers to quote their offers prepara tory to the next meeting of the coun cil, December 6. The bids may be opened at that time and the securities sold to the best bid der before the final ordinance creating the bonds is passed by the council. On advices received from St. Louis financial men and others interested in the sale of the bonds to the best ad vantage to the Cape, bids are being asked on bonus carrying a rate of in terest at 4 per cent. 4' and per cent. The form of bond that may be sold to the best advantage by the city will be adopted by the council. The ordinance fixing the details of the bond issue will not be passed until the securities have been sold, because the purchaser probably will have a special form of ordinance or special clauses of his own to be introduced in to the ordinance to carry out their .wishes before the sale is agreeable. Representatives of some St. Louis bond houses have offered to come to the Cape to confer with the council in regard to the kind of bonds to be is sued. Mayor Kage has asked them to put their projects in writing. An effort will be made to sell the bonds at 4 per cent. It is probable that f per cent bonds will bring a premium, and if the premium is great enough, the 5s will be accepted, the Mayor said. E. J. Deal, of the Southeast Missouri Trust Co., has indicated that bank's intention to bid for the bonds. In the event that the bonds are purchased in the Cape, however, it is probable that they will be resold. The bonds will be issued in serial form of $1000 each. The city will not be allowed to take them up during the first five years of their issue and after that a scheme of taking them up $.1000 a year may be followed or in lots of $10,000 every five years till the com plete isAjie has been taken up by the city. The bids on the bonds at the various rates of interest are being asked, so that if the 4s are not satisfactory, the council may proceed to examine the next higher rate without losing time in getting new bids on the failure of the 4s to go through. The suggestion that the bonds le sold before the final ordinance fixing the character of the issue is passed was contained in a letter to Mayor Kage from Thomas X. Dysart, vice president of the William R. Compton Co., of St. Louis, dealers in stocks and bonds. The letter followed a conversation between Mr. Dysart and Clyde Vandi vort in St. Louis relative to the Cape park bonds. ENDS HEART SUIT BY PAYING FOR TROUSSEAU Wellsville, X. Y., Xov. 20. A 2-year old suit for alleged breach of promise fro $50,000, entered by Miss Mildred Hazen against Ernest Deming of Southfields, was settled after Deming reimbursed her for the cost of her trousseau. Miss Hazen alleged in bringing suit that she had nearly all preparations made for the wedding, and had even had her wedding gown made, when Deming backed out. She sued, him but Deming managed to get two adjourn ments of the action in the Supreme Court. BANKRUPT'S CREDITORS MEET Sell Harrison Merc. Co. Realty and Mann Bros. Open Accounts. At a meeting of the creditors of the Harrison Mercantile Co., bankrupt of firm Bloomfield, in the office of U. S. Referee in Bankruptcy Oscar A. Knehans, the equities in the real es tate of the firm were sold yesterday for $1101. At a similar meeting of creditors of the Mann Bros, concern which is being adjudicated in the bankruptcy courts, the open accounts of the firm for a face value approximating $3500 were sold to Fred B. Eiseman of St. Louis for $1000.