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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, January 14, 1916, Image 6

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Donald Black, 15, Suffers
Concussion of Brain
In Sled CoIIison.
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
Goes To Gary, Ind. To Work In
Steel Mills As
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
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
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
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
Street car traffc was resumed early
yesterday morning after considerable
difficulty in cutting the ice from the
tracks and wires.
Semi-Annua! Statement Will
Show Bill Increased $1,400
In Last 6 Months.
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
Local Basketball Five Takes St.
Louis Team To Second
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
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.
Mrs. H. C. Osterloh Rears Ten on
Tree in Kitchen at h.T Home and
They Look Like Store
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
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
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.
Herman Loeffel Gets Letter
From Mother, 70, Who
Tells News.
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
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
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
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.
Butler County Frieght Kills Huge
Buck as Dogs Chase
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
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
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
C hi
Mayor of Struthers, Across
Ri?er, Leads Posse To
Repulse Rioters.
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
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
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.
Card and Music arv Followed by Two
Course Feast on South Pacific
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.

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