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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY ITERALD. FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1916.
3 BOYS HURT COASTING; GIRL INJURED IN FALL Donald Black, 15, Suffers Concussion of Brain In Sled CoIIison. PHILOMENA KUSS IS INJURED INTERNALLY Sam Duckworth, 13, Is Thrown From Sled, Run Over and His Leg Broken Throe boys were injured, two of them seriously, in two coasting aeci dently on the Normal hill on North Pacific ft root last night, and one girl was dangerously injured yesterday afternoon when she fell upon the ice :;t her home in the country west of the Cape. The coasting accidents occurred within a half hour of each other and according to witnesses, the lack of a street light at the foot of the hill was the cause of the collisions. The hill was crowded with young people coast ing and both accidents occurred at the bottom of the steep incline. The injured are: Donald Black, 15 years old, son of City Councilman Walter I). Black, of 42G North street, concussion of the brain and bruises on the body. Se rious. Sam Duckworth, l-'l, son of Prof, and Mrs. A. S. Duckworth of 915 Col lege Hill, It ft leg broken in two places between knee and ankle, serious. Dewey Day, l'J of :16 North Ellis street, student at the Business Col lege, severe bruises and contusions on both legs and knees. Not serious. Miss Philomena Kuss, 17. (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Kuss, who reside on the Bloomfield road west of town, bruises on the body and in ternal injuries, suffered in a fall. The first coasting accident that oc curred was the one in which the Duckworth lad was injured. It oc curred at about 7:L!0 o'clock. Young Duckworth was a member of a coasting party which used a large bob-sled. The slide started at the east side of the Normal School cam pus adjacent to the location of the tennis courts and ran southward on Pacific street. The hill at his place is very steep and the momentum of the sleds carried the coasters far up the next hill toward North street. The sled on which Duckworth rode, as it left the top of the hill, was packed. Duckworth clung to the rear end. As it gained speed and ap proached the bottom of the incline, the rear end of bob-sled swung from .side to .side. Duckworth lost his hold and was pushed from the rear end into the snow. He was not given time in which to roll out of the path of the slide, be fore another sled, laden with coasters was upon him. The second sled ran over his left leg, fracturing both bones in two places bet weep the knee and ankle. The sled passed on, the roasters thereon being unable to stop at that place. Duckworth was picked up by other coasters and carried to his home nearby where a physician was sum moned and after an examination his condition was pronounced serious. He also suffered numerous bruises about the body from the fall from the sled and being run over by the following sled. A half hour later, Donald Black failed to see Dewey Day on the slide and drove his sled into him. Day was drawing a large sled toward the top of the slide when he was hit. Young Black was lying face down ward on his sled and after the sled had knocked Day down, it crashed into the coaster that Day was pulling behind him. A comer of the Day sled struck Black on the right eye, the force of the blow causing concussion of the oram ana knocking uiack unconsci ous. The Black boy rolled over to the side of the street and friends on the slide did not see him for several mo ments. They picked Day up before they saw the Black boy lying near the curbing. They immediately picked up the Black boy and carried him in to the residence of C. A. Norvell at 4C2 North Pacific street, where a doc tor was summoned. Efforts were made to revive him. He was unconscious for more than an hour and it was only after he had been taken to his home that he was revived. In addition to the brain concussion and injured eye, the Black boy had a bruise on the left knee and other slight bruises about the body. The physician who examined him last night, said no bones had been briken and no evidence of a fractured fckull was found. Day went to his MIKE SULLIVAN QUIKCHICAGO Goes To Gary, Ind. To Work In Steel Mills As Electrician. After his whereabout in Chicago was discovered a week ago, Mike K. Sullivan, fonner electrical expert of the local Public Utilities company, who disappeared leaving suicide notes, "moved" to Gary, Ind., to hunt for wcrk in the steel plants located there, it has become known in the Cape. Sullivan made the move into the steel city a short distance from Chi cago last Monday and scarcely had he departed from Chicago before A. M. rinsley, local mar.r.gcr of the Public Utilities company, was notified of his move. W. J. Barricks, who is employed at ho I. Ben Miller candy factory, this week returned to the Ca"pe after hav ?ng talked to Sullivan in Chicago. Barricks said Sullivan announced to him his intention of going to Gary to work in the steel mills, but did not in dicate how soon he expected to move. Barricks had known Sullivan well in the Cape. He took several letters to Sullivan from the Cape, having been directed to Sullivan's rooming house by Tinsley, who learned Mike's ad dress by means of a detective. He called Sullivan up by telephone and talked to him, but when he called it his rooming place, Sullivan was not at home. In his telephone conversa tion, Barricks made an appointment "'ith Sullivan to meet him in Chicago, but accordnig to Barricks, Sullivan tVled to keep the engagement. When questioned by Barricks over the telephone. Sullivan declared that V had nothing to say in regard to his actions. THOS. S. LILLY WILL ERECT NEWBUILDING Commission Man to Have Twin Buildings With Track Between Them Thomas S. Lilly, the flour and grain commission man, will erect an addition to his building at William street and the C. G. N. Railway tracks in the spring, he announced yesterday. The building will stand to the east of the present strut-tare leaviinr enough room between th; two build ings to permit trains to back in and pass out. The buildings will be join ed by an overhead passageway, no that it will be possible to go from one to the other without having to go out side. The new building will be used for storing hay and other feed, which Mr. Lilly is not able to take care of in his present quarters. A switch will be laid from below the building north to William street, in order to facili tate the loading and unloading of freight cars. Owing to the low condition of the ground where the new building is to be located, it will be necessary to build it on top of cement pillars, which will be sunk at the bottom of the hollow and built up to the level of the street. The cost of the improvement has not yet been ascertained, but it prob ably will amount to more than $2,0t.'0. Work on the addition will be begun as soon as winter is over. A. G. Damron of Puxico visited friend.- and transacted business in the Cape yesterday. A. P. Kuoem of Caruthcrsville, was a business visitor in the Cape yester day afternoon and last right. J. G. Burham of Bloomfield was a business visitor in the Cape yesterday. home after the accident. Day came to the Cape from his home in Oak Ridge to attend the business col lege. Miss Philomena Kuss was injured while aiding in clearing the new bun galow that has been erected bv her father two miles from the Cape on the Bloomfield road. She . had just stepped from the house into the yard with her arms fill ed with materials taken from the house, when she fell. She fell face downward and according to the physi cian who examined her yesterday aft ernoon, she sustained internal injuries as well as severe bruises about the face and bady. She was taken to her home. Traffic by automobile and wagon yesterday was hindered to a great ex tent by the ice and sleet on the pave ments. Several horses fell in the city and falls that resulted in no injuries were sustained by many people in the Cape. Street car traffc was resumed early yesterday morning after considerable difficulty in cutting the ice from the tracks and wires. THIRD OF CITY'S INCOME GOES TO LIGHTCOMPANY Semi-Annua! Statement Will Show Bill Increased $1,400 In Last 6 Months. WHITE WAY COSTS $40 A POLE PER YEAR Fire Plugs Cost More Than $4000 a Year-Company Statement Missing. The semi-annual statement for the tit yof Capo Girardeau, which is being completed by City Clerk R. W. Fris sell, for the period covering the last six months, yesterday revealed that the city is paying almost one third of its entire income to the Missouri Public Utilties Company for water and light. The figures for the last six months also show that there has been an in crease of almost $1 ,400 in the city' light and water bill over that of the preceding six months period. These facts reevaled in Mr. Fris selPs statement also have caused City Councilman W. D. Black to comment on the fact that the Utilities Company has not performed two specific things, one that was ordered by the Missouri Public Service Commission, and the other that is demanded in the fran chise allowed the company two years ago. The new intake tower in the Mis sissippi river north of the mouth of Sloan's creek has not been constructed, Black declared, as the public service commission ordered, and the Utilities company never has to his knowledge, complied with the provision of the franchise making it mandatory upon the officials of the company to filo with the city once a year .a complete finan cial statement of the utilities com pany. This financial statement, according to the terms of the franchise, is sup posed to contain an exact statement of the revenues of the company as well as a declaration of the disbursements of the company and it should indicate in what manner the disbursements have been made. At the City Clerk's office in the last five months no such financial state ment ha? been filed, and Mr. Frisscll declares that he never has found in any of the city's private papers a re port that should have been made in the year and a half prior to his tenure in the office. j Mayor Kage a!.:o has declared that j he never knew of such i report hav- i ing been made. In the period from July 1 to Decem ber .'51, 191"), inclusive, the city drew warrants in favor of the Utilities Company for a total of $6,22.46, ac cording to the figures thut City Clerk Frissell has compiled. For the period from January 1 to June :'0, 101", the warrants drawn on the city's purse to pay the water and light bill totaled Sf,42:.);. The in crease in the bill for the city has boon $i;.vjdao. The water and light bill for the year just passed was Sl2,24:.r2, a figure that nearly swallows entirely the pro portion of the taxes of the city on real and personal property that is allotted to the general revenue fund. The total income of the city for the last year amounted to $12,f64."5. The facts on file in the City Clerk's office relative to charges that are be ing made against the city are found in the bill that have been paid in the last year. On August 1, 1015, the Utilities Company presented a bill for $:l,060.4" against the city, which was paid. It hail charged for 16" fiO-watt lamps at $1.50 each, total 3247..50. The 101 three-lamp white way poles in the city at $3.03 1-3 each, cost $336.66. Fire hydrants cost the city a total of $2,440, itemized as follows: In Feburary there were 117 tydrants, at $3.33 1-3 each, $390. March to July inclusive 123 hydrants at a cost of $3.33 1-3 each, making $410 a month, $2,050. Other items were neglible none be ing more than $15. The bill present ed was for $3,000.45, but it was pruned to $3,052.04, because it was dis covered part of the lights were out part of the time. CHILD DIES OF ULCER. Margaret J. Hill, 3, Was Buried Yes terday Afternoon. The funeral of 5-year-old Margaret Jeannette Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L .Hill of Smelterville, who died at St. Francis hospital late Fri day night, yesterday afternoon was C. B. C. LOSES TO NORMAL 36 TO 16 Local Basketball Five Takes St. Louis Team To Second Trimming. The Courleux basket ball machine last night repeated its performance of Friday, when the Normals trimmed the Brothers of Christian Brothers College by a score of Ho to 16. The double victory on the basket ball court for the local five virtually wipes out the sting of the football defeat the Brothers administered to the Normal's eleven last fall. The Normal five won their game on team-work. The St. Louis aggrega tion lost because they foiled to play together. The passing of the Normal boys was brilliant in many parts of the game and the sacrifice of personal honor for the benefit of a sure goal by one their team-mates was a trait of the playing of all the mm. The Normals jumped into the lead at the outset of the game and never were headed. At the clo:-e of the first half, the seor was 27 to 7. The members of the C. B .C. team lost many goals because they tried long shots that failed to go true, when their own team mates had positions on the court closer to the basket and with a better opportunity to eorc. The Normal boys however, proved themselves adepts at passing the ball to a man uncovered who worked in close to the basket and rolled the sphere through the ring. A large crowd attended the game and gave both teams several ovations when brilliant work was performed. In the course of the game 12 fouls were called upon the members of the Normal team. The fouls for the most part were for walking with the ball. ' The Normal players had been trained to shoot baskets as they were about to complete a second stride and on several such occasions when they put the ball in the basket, the score was recalled and a foul called by the re feree for walking the ball. Danks lost one goal when the final whistle of the game blew just as he tossed the ball for a goal. The goal was ruled out. The line-up and score was as fol lows : Normals 38. Goals. Donks, forward 1 Louis Schultz, forward Parker, center 4 Leo Schultz, gurrd 7 Dearmont, guard 0 C. B. C 1. Goals. MeCracken, forward 1 Qulnn, forward 3 Fouls 0 0 2 0 Mac-kin, center 2 0 Brecher, guard 0 0 Heiligenstein, guard 0 0 Referee, Godiove of the Normal School; timer, Coats; scorer, Murphy. The next game that the Normals will play will be their big game of the season "and Coach Courleux is anxious to have a large attendance at the con test. St. Louis University will be in the Cape Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22 and Courleux is pointing his team to defeat them. CAPE WOMAN RAISES HOME-GROWN ORANGES Mrs. H. C. Osterloh Rears Ten on Tree in Kitchen at h.T Home and They Look Like Store Article. Throughout the sleet storm that held the Cape and surrounding coun try in its grasp for the last few days when everything has been frozen up tight, oranges, a friut of tropical climes whose ripening demand the kiss of a sun hot with Florida tincture, have been slowly, surely reaching the mellow stage where eating is a pleas ure, in the home of Mrs. H. V. Oster loh, at 317 Good Hope street, Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Osterloh's oranges are grown on a real live orange tree that stands about two feet and a half high at the center, but what it lacks in height, it makes up in width for it is larger around than a tub. The tree, which is perfectly formed, is ripening ten oranges, everyone the size of those that may be purchased in the Cape at any grocery. The sun necessary comes in through the kit chen window at the Ostcrioh home, and the Florida tincture is added by the stove near at hand. The oranges are being fooled, so to speak. Mrs. Osteiioh has announced that her home-grown orange' are not go ing to be picked or eaten for a long time. buried in St. Mary's eenietery. The child was a sufferer for sev eral weeks with an ulcerated stom ach and was dying when f-he was taken to the hospital last Wednesday. The child is the second in the family to die within a short time. GERMAN WOMEN LONG FOR END OF WORLD WAR Herman Loeffel Gets Letter From Mother, 70, Who Tells News. LIVES WITHIN HEARING OF CANNON AT FRONT One Son Aims 42-Centimeter Gun Other Won Iron Cross For Bravery. The women of Germany, as well as their soldier sons are tired of the war and are longing for peace, is the mes sage that was borne to Herman Loef fel in a letter from his mother, Frau Theresa Loeffel, who lives in the vil lage of Munchwaer in Eettenheim, Baden, Germany. The letter tells of th adventures that have befallen Mr. Loeffel's two brothers, both of whom are in the army and both of whom voice the fixed determination of the German army to see a victorious Germany in the end of the war. The older of Mr. Loeffel's brothers has won the Iron Cross for bravry in action and the younger, who is but 2S years old, has had the distinction of having had one of the famous Krupp 42-centimeter guns named after him. Mr. Loeffel's mother is 70 years old and she lives alone now in the village where her children were bom. She looks after a 40-acre farm on the outskirts of the town, however, and sees that it is properly cultivated. Mr. Loeffel came away from his home when he was a young man to seek his fortune in the United States. He has been here ever since and plans to see his mother at the end of the war, if he can make the trip back to Germany. The town of Munchwaer in Baden is close to the theater of the war in the West and the women as they sit at I home, she wrote to Loeffel, can hear the roar of the cannon as the artillery conducts its bombardment that almost invariably precedes a charge from the trenches. .... The fighting front in reality is a good many miles away, but the roar of the cannon travels far inland. The mother wrote that she will be T 0 1 anxious to see her sons return from Fouls their trade of fighting and resume I their former occupations. She delin 0 jeat?d many thing? of personal interest to Mr. Loeffel and told about his brothers. The letter was written be fore Christmas, and at the time that it was written, the older of the broth ers at the front was expected to be home to spend the Christmas holi days. Emil, the younger of the two broth ers, spent several years in a military school in Germany, so that when the war began, he was appointed to work with the heavy artillery. He soon be came the gun-pointer on one of the crews operating one of the Kaiser's "Busy Berthas." The rest of the men in the crew dubbed the huge rifle "Emil" after the man who handled the direction of its muzzle. Emil went through the campaign of the Germans about Warsaw and it was while he was in that district that he was wounded. He was a member of a skirmishing party at night, and was struck by a piece of shell in one of the knees. It made a flesh wound and did not put Loeffel out of service. After the fall of Warsaw, Emil's rifle was sent back to the western theater of the war and the last heard from him, he was working with Mul hausen as the base of supplies. At the outbreak of the war, August Loeffel, who is 35, was placed in the bicycle squad as a scout. In an en gagement in the western theater of war, he won the Iron Cross. Along with several other members of his squad, he aided in capturing three small guns belonging to the en emy. Loeffel was thrown to the ground in the engagement and was almost completely covered with dirt. He escaped practically uninjured how ever. Mr. Loeffel's mother declared in her j letter that of the 114 men who have gone to the front from their town, but three of. them have been killed out right in action and three of them have been wounded so as to incapacitate them for further action. Only two men have been called out of the class of men 41 years old, the class to which Mr. Loeffel would be long, were he in Germany. Both of Mr. Loeffel's brothers have had furloughs of four or five days at at time, when they have returned to their home from the fighting line, and their vacations occur reguraly at in tervals of about a month. Mr. Loeffel also has two nephews JULIUS KIPPING ILL; CALLS OFFWEDDING Will Marry Etlen M. Miesner When Recovers From The Grip. When the bridegroom became sick in bed with an attack of grip and ton silitis yesterday, the wedding of Miss Ellen Marie Miesner and Julius Hen ry Kipping, both well known young people in the Cape, was temporarily abandoned yesterday afternoon. The couple had obtained thr-ir mar riage, license about a week ago and had made arrangements for their wed ding yesterday. Young Kipping, who lives with his father, Louis Kipping on West William street, woke on the day of his nuptials, suffering so much that he was unable to leave his bed. Word was sent to the home of the bride a few door:; away on West Wil liam street, and the nuptials were called off for a while. The couple had planned to depart for Ste. Genevieve at once where Mr. Kipping has purchased an interest in a bakery. They had planned to make their home there at once. Several days ago, Mr. Kipping had negotiated with the proprietors of a bakery in Chaffee to buy the establish ment. The deal had almost been clos ed and Kipping was to take charge on January 1. The owners of the ba kery, however, at the last moment, called the deal off and Mr. Kipping promptly purchased an interest i,n the bakery at Ste. Genevieve. Mr. Kipping is 25 year., old and for merly was employed at the Bauer Bros, bakery in the Cape. His brid? is 26 years old and came to the Cape from Brazeau. DEER AS LARGE AS COW SLAIN BY TRAIN Butler County Frieght Kills Huge Buck as Dogs Chase It. The largest deer ever seen in South east Missouri was killed a few days ago by a freight train in Butler County, only a few miles from Poplar Bluff. According to those who viewed the carcass, it was almost as large as a full-grown cow. The deer was slain between Hen drickson and Keener, und while its body was cut in twain, the deer was not otherwise mangled. Engineer G. W. Moore and Conductor J. L. Fos ter divided the carcass and had it de livered to their homes in Poplar Bluff. The buck, which possesses fourteen prongs on the horns, was being pur sued by a pack of hounds and the ca nines were dangerously near it when the freight train inteivened and robbed them of their quarry. The deer was running at top speed toward the train. It was noticed by the train crew as soon as it emerged from a strip of woodland. The dogs were baying furiously and were only a few paces behind the buck. When the deer noticed the train, it paused for a moment, but realizing its danger from the hounds, it renewed its efforts to elude the hounds. It ran at breakneck speed toward the train. Engineer Moore said he ex pected it would change its course when it came nearer the train, but instead it kept right on and struck the train headon. The deer plunged between two freight cars, and was knocked down and its body dropped on the rail. When the wheels passed over the deer, Mr. Moore states, the train sag ged and several cars almost toppled over. He applied the emergency brakes and broutrht his train to a standstill as quickly as possible, but it was too late to save the buck's life. The nack of hounds reached the scene before the cars had been stop ped, but after giving the spectacle the once over, the dogs tucked their tails and trotted back in to the foot hills. Fred Groves, yesterday returned yesterday from a business trip to St. Louis. who entered the war. One of them is with his brother, doing the same kind of v.uii; tlv.it ho has been detailed to, and the ether was killed several weeks ago in action I.-: ." re Ypres. The mother wrote thai ; h: had rais ed SO bushels of German walnuts on their farm and that she had intended to send some to her son in Cape Gir ardead, but was prevented from so do ing by the action of the government in keeping everything inside of Germany. The wheat has been taken and paid for by the government. By careful man agement, Mr. Loeffel's mother wrote, they can get along and have lots of food, "which goes to show," said Her man, "that we Germans will clean up yet." f0B C hi TRIRT "f RMSSEMBLESBUT TROOPSROUTFiIEN Mayor of Struthers, Across Ri?er, Leads Posse To Repulse Rioters. BRIDGE TO EXPLODE IF MEN CROSS IT Fifty Pounds Of Djnamite To Blow up Span In Order To Keep Strikers Out. Youngstown, O., Jan. 8. Fearing a new outbreak of rioting this mornmg, when a crowd of strike ivmpathizers gathered on the hill opposite th Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company plant, Brig. Gen. John C. Speaks or dered four Cleveland militia compan ies of the Fifth regiment to the strike scene. Two companies marched into the plant to re-enforce 100 strike guards and the other two companies patroled the opposite hill to prevent the mob from organizing. Three hundred office employes are narooned in the plant, where they spent the night for safety and to keep fires going. One life is known to have been lost, fully 10 blocks of the town, including the entire business section, wer burned and several thousands of peo ple were driven from their homes. The loss was placet! at no less than 1,000,000. Physicians who were called to look after the wounded placed the number at 100, although only 1" had been brought to hospitals here. While the majority had been shot, there were many wounds from knives, bearing out the statement that when the rioters were driven from Wilkin avenue, the main street of the town, '.hey began lighting among them selves. Earlier in the day 200 citizens, led by Mayor St rough of Stuthers, across the Mahoning river, armed themselves and massed on the bridge leading across the river ready to repel a threatened invasion of strikers. A charge of f0 pound.; of dynamite ras placed beneath the bridge to be ?xploded the moment a mob started across. A notice was posted to this eiFcct and all persons warned away from the bridge. Later reports said that the situation at Struthers was under control, but troops will be kept on duty there to prevent further trouble. Gen. Speaks had received an appeal from citizens of Struthers to send help to that village f-r protection from rioting there. The message stated that a mob was engaged in a general light in the streets, men shoot ing and beating up each other. Gen. Speaks sent two companies of militia to Struthers in automobiles. MISS El GENIE NENNINGER ENTERTAINS HLR FRIENDS Card and Music arv Followed by Two Course Feast on South Pacific Street. An elaborate cntertainnent in honor of her euchre club was given last Tuesday evening by Miss Eugenie Nenninger at her home on South Pa cific street. More than two score of her close friends were present. After the card games, the guests were entertained with mu-ic, and then came a two-course luncheon served by the hostess. The home was prettily decorated for the occasion in pink and white. The report was circulated following the entertainment that Miss Nenninger and William Knaup wer- soon to be married, but was emphatically de nied yesterday. The prizes awarded by Miss Nennin gere, were: ladies prizes: First, Ethel Jungers; second, Francis Selle; third, Mrs. C. Nenninger, fourth, Louise Jun gers, and consolation, Clotilda Sieb. The men's prizes were as follows. First Edwin VanDeven; second, George Van Deven; third Al Zimmer, and consola tion, Tony Wulfers. Those present were: Misses Francis Eelle, Cordelia Haas, Alma Clippard, Ethel Jungers, Mary Gelvin, Lucy Wulfers, Mary Kuss, Clotilda Sieb, Viola Masterson, Ida Mcsterson, Lula Rogers, Rose Wulfers, Louis Jungers, Ella Clippard, Elma VanDeven, Ger trude Schwab, Helen Hobler, Maries Fuerth, Philomene Kuss, Lillian Nenninger, Fhilomene Nenninger, Ber- niceeNenninger, Helen Louise . .au, and Edward Bauerle, John Kuss, George VanDeven, William Knaup, Jr., Tony Wulfers, Edward VanDeven. Senna Wilson, Alois Zimmer, Norman Sieb, Edward Wulfers, Elmer Nennin ger, Joe Selle, Mr. and Mrs Clarence Nenninger and Mrs. John VanDeven.