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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, November 26, 1915, Image 6

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Society's Best Winter Wed
ding Will be an Event of
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
Cape's Contract in
Their Scheme.
Light Company Will Try
New DeTice.
Corresponding With St.
Louis Financiers.
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.
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
- "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Wilson Recognized Mexican Over
Protest of American
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
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
The letter of the Archbishop fol
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The letter followed a conversation
between Mr. Dysart and Clyde Vandi
vort in St. Louis relative to the Cape
park bonds.
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
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
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.

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