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inn THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULA TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU. i THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. : : : A NEWSPAPER THAT PRINTS ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST VOL. XV. AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JANUARY 21, 1916. NUMBER 2. WEE R TBTTNF ; . X WOMAN LEARNS TO DRIVE AUTO; RUNS OVER BOY Hugh Leslie Mitchell, 11, Has Broken Right Leg as Re sult of Accident. LAD CROSSES STREET ON ROLLER SKATES Ed Beard Was Instructing Mrs. Reulah Bowman, a Prospect, In Driving. Ten-year old Hujrh Leslie Mitchell, sustained a broken right log when ho was knocked down yesterday after noon within a hundred feet of his home, by an automobile driven by a woman who was learning to drive the car. The car was stopped by a man who accompanied the woman, ar.: who subsequently carried the boy hit his home. The driver was Mrs. Beulah !!. man, former wife of !!en Bowr-.r.n, once a well-known barber in the Cape, and she was accompanied by Ed. Heard, automobile salesman for Eu gene St. Avit. The accident occurred at the cor-j ner of North Frederick and Themis streets at 4 :'.() o'clock. The boy had gone to his home from the Fori-1 mier School, where he is a pupil in the third grade, and was on his way from home to the Ruehmann pond, where- he expected toskatewith several companions. Hp was upon roller skates and had left the front gate of his home at 10.r North Frederick, going south on the sidewalk. At the intersection with Themis street, he started diagonally acre's t!- t;"t; tova-' th- home of Rev. A. Wilder. At the same time, the automobile approached going south on Frederick street. The boy was stmck by the front end of the car and knocked down just at the street intersection. The boy's body passed between the front wheels and the machine was stopped within a few feet after it had hit him and the lad was rolled along the pavement for a short distance. After the car had been stopped, Heard jumped from the machine and picked the injured boy up in his arms and carried him into the home of Dr. (I. H. Schulz on the corner, and subse quently, when it was found the doctor was out, Heard carried the lad to his home next door. There Dr. E. H. G. Wilson, who was walking nearby when the accident oc curred, gave the lad's broken leg emergency treatment. In addition to the fracture of the right leg between Ihe knee and ankle, the boy suffered several bruises and slight cuts about the body. His left leg also was badly bruised ami sprained. His condition at his home last night was not dangerous. In telling of the accident last night. Mr. Heard declared that he and Mrs. Howman were driving slowly along Frederick street in anticipation of turning the corner at Themis to go west on Themis street. Mrs. How man was at the wheel and he was at her side, aiding her in doing the driv ing. Heard said he saw the boy start across the street when he was several feet from the lad and reached for ward to sound the horn. The boy's skates seemed to slip under him. Beard j said, and after the boy, he said, had dodged twice to get out of the way and each time dodged into the path of the auto, he finally continued across the street and was hit. The Mitchell boy declared that he did not dodge back and forth in an ef fort to get out of the way, and he declared that he did not hear any warning horn sound as the automobile approached. He said he started to go diagonally across the street and was well started. He declared that his skates did not slip under him. Mrs. Bowman, who was driving the car, has been visiting relatives in Haa rig for a few days and was said to be planning on buying a machine, is a half sister to Jeff Heath, She the Haarig restaurant man. The Mitchell boy is a son of Mrs. Varena Mitchell, who is a widow and is employed at the Ten-Cen store. She and her mother, Mrs. Malinda Schade reside with the boy at the Frederick street address. Pencil Shavings MakeNiceSmoke Says Doward Odd Mixture Given to Physi cian By Joker Meets With Victim's Approval and He Calls For More Humorist Is Flabbergasted. William Fin'ey, a clerk at the City Drug Store, either played a joke on Dr. W. N. Howard, or on himself, he doesn't know which. If the joke is on Dr. Howard, the physician hopes thai it will soon be repeated. Finley smokes a brand of tobacco that Dr. Howard likes even better than "granger twist," which for many years has been Dr. Howard's favorite weed. When the physician's supply of "granger" gives out while he is at hi. uiik-i', In- calls on Finley, who car 1": ; : ::cl: of tobacco, bearing the picliw "f a papa cow. 7h' it cr.:nos to the matter of planning tricks, reek's Had Hoy had nothing on "Rill" Finley. He told h friends that he was going to "put one over" on Doc Howard, and he did. On the prescription counter is a le- viee used for sharpening lead pencils. y.w days ago, wht-n this cup was well lilled with lead dust and pencil shavings, Finley emptied the contents jnto a tin can. He then deposited in the can the stems and powde red leaves from a box that had contained chewing tobacco. After stirring this combination for fifteen minutes, the druggist poured the mixture into a fancy paper box, labeled it "Edison Fine Cut," and sum moned Dr. Howard. "I have a sample package of smok ing tobacco that is just being intro- j duced," Finley whispered to the physician, and I want to give you one of these samples before they are all gone. Hut don't tell anyone that we are giving them away, because we only have a lim'ted supply and it is much in demand." "I'll tell 'em I imported it from Cuba, if they ask me where I got this tobacco." remarked Dr. Howard as he delved into his inside coat pocket for his favorite pipe. After pouring in a quantity of the mixture, wadding it down and then adding another layer. Dr. Howard hoisi'd his right leg until it formed a perfect obtuse angle. He then drew a match hurriedly across his ham and began to ignite the tobacco. He puffed laboriously for a few min utes ai.d then removed the stem from his face in order to fully enjoy the pleasant aroma. "That is a very mild tobacco," remarked the doctor as Fin ley hurried behind the prescription counter, believing that Dr. Howard was planning to hurl a cuspidor. Hut the tobacco had a soothing ef fect and the physician glanced through a magazine as he whiffed at his pipe. Finley remained behind the ! show case, watching the physician r through a hole. When Dr. Howard got readv to return to his office, ho called back to Finley: "Thanks for the i tobacco. It's not a-tall bad." Finley moseyed out from his hieling place, jubt as Joseph Wolsey, the prop rietor, entered the store. "Umph! Who's been burning rubber in here?" asked Wolsey. Finley related the story. When Mr. Wolsey felt safe, he ventured into Dr. Howard's office to learn whether he needeel meelical attention. "That's real good tobacco you are civinir awav. Joe," but it leaves a taste like a new cedar floor in your mouth. I don't believe it will ever become a very popular brand." When the physician had smoked the box, he called on Finley to ask wheth er or not he had an extra package. "Why, man, you could smoke rosin," was all Finlev had to say. J. W. GORE UNIMPROVED. Shoe Factory Engineer Goos to Hos pital with Dropsy. The condition of J. W. Gore, electri cal engineer at the shoe factory, who was removed from his home on South Lorimicr street, to the hospital, suf fering with dropsy, last night was re ported to be unchanged. His condi tion is very critical. He has been troubled with dropsy for several months, but has been able to work till recently. He has been in the Cape since the erection of the shoe factory. He is 47 years old. A BRIDE OF 17 IS ABANDONED BY HUSBAND, 19 Mrs. Henry Stumbs Asks Aid Of Police To Reach Illi nois Home. LEFT PENNILESS BY DRAG LINE MAN, SAYS Feet Bruised And Cut By Her Walk To Cape-Referred To Provident Assn. A scventcen-year-o'd bride, Mis. Henry Stumbs, yesterday afternoon tcld the police a story of abandonment by her husband and his parents, leav ing her penniless in a three room house on the drag-line south of the Cape. She applied for aid to get to her brother's home in Morrisonville, 111. She had been left with only the clothing she wore, which was poor and inadequate for the present cold weath er. Her shoes were w orn through at the soles and her feet were injured from her walk of several miles a'ong the country roar! into the Cape. She did not ask that her husband be apprehended for his abandonment of her, but declared she simply wished to get back to her former home and that of her brother in Illinois. She came into the Cape by way of the Hock Levee road, after leaving the house abandoned by her husband, yesterday afternoon and approached Patrolman Groce in Haarig, asking him if he could aid her in getting work. She then told her story, when the officer questioned her. Groce accom panied her to the police station, where she talked to Chief Hutson and was directed to the officers of the Provi dent Association for aid. She said thnt she was married to her husband in Marion, 111., on September 7, last. Her husband is but li years old. she said. She is pretty and at tractive looking. After their marriage .the couple, ac companied by her husband's parents, came to the Cape, where he obtained a position working on the drag-line for the Floesch Construction Company They rented the three room house and purchased some furniture at a second hand store in the Cape. They paid about $7 for the furniture that they moved down to their place, she said, and now sh values the articles, a bedstead, stove and table, all being worth about UJ0 to ?2. After their marriage, she said her husband was not as kind to her as when they first came to the Cape. A short time ago, when the cold weather set in, the drag-line work was stopped and her husband had no means of sup porting the family. Monday her husband and his pa- rents were gone, when she awoke in !i, ou tlinvn mreVi iW """ """ g to indicate what had happened and phe wa,tod .for a C.0UP,C of da"s the nope that she woulei receive wini irom them or that they woulei return. She subsisted upon a meagre sup ply of food that had been left in the house on the eleparture of her hus band, she said. When she failed to , hear anything from h?r relatives, by yesterday morn ing, she declared, she determined to walk to the Cape, a distance of more than 5 miles from her former home, and starteel out. She was in hope of obtaining work that she could do in the Cape to earn enough money with which she could get to her brother's home, she declareel. She told the po lice that she was not physically strong enough to elo heavy work. BASKET BALL ON 3 NIGHTS. St. Louis U. Will Meet Varsity at Nor mal Friday and Saturday. The second series of interclass bas ket ball games will be played tonight at the Normal School gymnasium when the freshmen and juniors tangle, and the sophomores and seniors mix. This will be followed tomorrow night and Saturday night by the games between the Normal varsity five and the St. Louis University quintet. There is promise of two hard cam.es between the two schools. After considerable negotiation. H. W. Matthews of Central High School in St. Louis, has been named the referee. Scene on Norwegian Ship After An Explosion Which Killed 12 ; a Wr- Scene aboard the Norwegian oil tank steamship Aztoe after the ter rible explosion that killed 12 persons and injured scores of others. Tho disaster occurred in a drydock at Hrooklyn. DRAINAGE CONGRESS! DENIES REFUND ON OPENS IN CAIRO, ILL T. R. Ely And R. B. Oliver To Address National Gathering In Session Three Days. Cairo, 111., Jan. 11). The National Drainage Congress, advocating nation al legislation for flooel protection and reclamation of swamp and overflowed lands, began a three-day convention at Cairo this afternoon, being the sixth annual meeting since its organi zation in Chicago in December Pill. The people of Cairo, who are greatly interested in flood protection, are act ing as hosts to the drainage men. The president of the Congress, E. J. Watson, of Columbia, S. C, State Commissioner of Agriculture, Com merce and Industries, will br unable to attend, and the meeting is presided over by the first vice-president Frank 15. Knight, consulting engineer, of Chicago. Edmund T. Perkins drain age engineer of Chicago, formerly of the United States Reclamation Ser t i. i. ui .i lUL inline. i. ci 1. 1 tt.i.- t ;i run j - ,' . . , . ui Lite ungut, ir (Uljii; .ts vuai i nuiJt of the committee on arrangements, i The meeting began at 2 o'clock this anernoor. at tne uiro upera ouse. delivere.l the address of welcome.. l oi ow ntr tne invocation flavor noo ...... v i er-iiivriiL xviiiiiii. j r-ui'iiii ii ,11111 assumed the chair at the request of Mr.Parsons. Governor Edward F. Dunne of Illinois delivered an address ! of welcome on behalf of the state. Tho?. H. Farmer, of Martin, Tenn., de livered an aeldress: "How can the Mis sissippi River be Improved to secure the Best Facilities for Commerce and Drainage" and the first session ad journed. This evening the sessions were held at the Elks club rooms where a ; smoker, followed two illustrated ad dresses; one on the work of the Pitts burgh Flood Commission by E. K Morse, engineer of that commission; and one on the Mississippi River and its Certral, by J. K. Melton of Chica go, photographer for the Uinois Cen tra! Railroad. Thursday will be the big day of the meeting. Probably the keynote of the congress will be souneled by F. H. Newell, formerly Director of the Unit ed States Reclamation Sendee and now head of the Civil Engineering de partment of the University of Illinois, in his address on "Federal Legisla- tion." In the course of which he will briefly outline what has been ac complished by Feeleral laws for the re clamation of arid and swamp lands, and describe the several methods ad vocated for extending this work to cover a wider range of swamp and overflowed lands. The Relation of Drainage and Flood ; Control will be the subject of an ad dress by Arthur L. Webster, munici- pal anel drainage engineer of Wheat- on, Hi. Edward F. Boh m of Cleve- land, member of the Ohio State Legis - lature. will discuss the Ohio conserva - tion act and state legislation. The legislative aspects of drainage will be ' discussed bv T. R. Elv, former mem - . . . bsr of the Missouri State Senate, of Continued on page 3. DIXIE CEMENT RATE ! Interstate Commerce Commission I'pholds Railroad's 3G Cent Tariff. tf i-. in iy decision kand.-d down ve Washington, the Interstate Commerce Commission ruled against the Cape (lirardeau Portland Cement Company in declaring :i railroad rate of .'. cents from here to Kacehui'l. I.a., to be reasonable. j The case- is one of long standing be- fore the commit.-ion and involved a re quest for a refund made by the cement company, for the difference b: twe n a 1")' cent rate and the r.f. cent rate. The commission's decision was made known in the Cape by a special dis patch to The Tribune. Arthur W. Harrison last night said that the de cision wid not affect any shipments ; i now being made to soutnern points i for his com pan v is net seiiing in Race- j land, he said. i rr , . . , . - . The complaint before the commis- ion arose when the rauroaos, tne Frisco and connecting lines, arbitrar ily raise 1 the rate on cement from the Ca0 to JIacelan.l, I.a., from 1-V cents ! win i . .. t.,. r- i oil loo joiiiius I" ceni.-. i iic cioe , ..... l , , ... ml nJ" ,H"' -"'IM'-g - up to that time. One carload was sent, on which the advanced rate was charged without i notice 'having been given of the new- rate having been piacd in the tariffs of the railroads. At the same time that the Cane ce ment plant filed complaints with the commission more than a year ago ask ing the readjustment of several rates to Southern points, the request for a re-fund on this one car'oad of cement was made. The commission's de cision on this point rules out a refund of about In the dispatch to The Tribune, it also sail that the commission eleclared the rates of S anel 9.8 cents Tier 100 pounds on railroad ties from-St. Louis to Chicago over the Wabash and other railroads is unreasonable. TO TRY BOY TUESDAY. , Lad c;,ar!;t.d with steaLng Rig Con f -sses to Bicycle Theft. Welton Farranburg, 11-year-old boy, charged with stealing a horse and bug gy owned by Henry Habeck, who was bounel over to the Circuit Court yes terday by Judge Wilier, will be tried at Jackson next Tuesday. His bond was placed at $.",00 and he was allowed to go on his own recognizance to the court. Following his arrest yesterday i morning on a warrant charging him J with talcing the rig, he confessed to j Jeff Hutson and Constable Scivally ! that he had taken the bicycle owned , by Parker Kage that was stolen from the St. Vincent parochial school scv- ' i . . . 1. crai ,u'fKs aU- ; The boy lives on the drag line south of the Cape and the rig was recovered ! in the vicinity after it was stolen 10 ; days ago. KEYS SUES CITY AND WHITENER FOR $5000 EACH! Officer Says Federal Grand I Jury Will Hear His Coun ter Charges . OPERATOR ALLEGES FALSE IMPRISONMENT Attorney Urges Patrolman's Dis missal Kage Laughs At Suit. Almost simultaneous with the liling of two .s."iuOO damage suits by John M. Keys, night operator at the Western Union Telegraph office, one against the city and the other against Patrolman Arthur C. Whitener, the latter an nounced that he will lay information It-fore the ne::t Federal Grand Jury that will involve Keys in a grave charge. The damage suits were filed in the Court of Common Ph as at a few min utes before " o'clock yesterday aft- r solos is leading th ernoon, and both charge t hat Keys'tion t the King. i was falsely arrested and imprisoned ! last iundav morr.ir.g. when Patrolman in jail. Whitener nlaced him j The suits are based on Keys' n lea-e i when tried Mondav before a jurv. j Whitener found Keys in the alley back I of the Western L nion that morning an-l when of l.itn what he was doing the officer ;to!d the court, the operator curM ! him. In the meice that lOliowe.l, Keys : i gave up and was escorted to jail, j .vhere he was. held till abut o'clock ' that morning. Kevs testified that he was trving the i fore going home, when accosted by I tiie officer and he aid h remark -d that it was none1 of the of - bus i- j IVS what he was doing. The suits were filed bv Ilariv Alex- antler, attorney for Keys. Aft r the suits had been liled. it was learned that Alexander had urged the Mayor to dismiss Patrolman Whitener from the police force. In the conversation between Alexander ane! Mayor Kago, when the former brought that sub ject up, the Mayor re mained non-com mi tt::l. Last night, however, he indicated i his position with ren rrece to Patrol tman Whitener's place on the police force by telling details of a similar conversation the Mayor had with Chi -f Hutson subseeiuent to the publication of Whitener's open charges against , , t ,i ,.- . .. iu,. r .,. shou n l ot"tr ,m n th' f,,U( I The Chief told the Mayor that he chief, contemplated asking Whit. ne for his resignation. The Mavor told the could go ahead and do as he thought best, but that he gave warning that he would ask for a few resignations himself in that event. Hutson, at that juncture, appealed to the Mayor for a suggestion as to how to settle the internal feud that had become apparent in the police depart ment. The Mayor told Hutson that Hutson had been elected marshal, but that the Mayor's responsibility covered the whole department. He then suggest ed the get-tegether meeting that was held in the Council chamber at the courthouse, when a peace treaty end"d the feud. The Mayor last night declar ed that the no ice enartment has be -n working in better harmony since that session than ever before. He treated the suit of Mr. Keys against the city as a joke and eleclared the Citv will defend itself to the limit. Members of the City Council last night, when told of the suit against the City and Patrolman Whitener, said, they will investigate to learn what are the powers of the Council toware! hav ing the City Counselor defend the suit against Whitener. HARTLE FUNERAL TODAY. Woman Dies of Blood Poisoning at St. Francis Hospital. j The funeral of Mrs. Ode Hartle. who died at St. Francis hospital of general blooel poisoning, will be at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home in Smelter ville. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery. Mrs. Hartle was 2." years old. She is survived by her husband and two children. She Ijad been ill with blocd poisoning for several days, but had not been seriously ill till Tuesday. IKING OF GREECE ! FEARS HE IS TO i BE ASSASSINATED Doubles Strength Of Body guard And Has Ceased His Public Appearances. ; ENGLISH BLOCKADE IS CALLED JOKE BY U. S, Washington Plans To Ignore Lon don's Warning Of Pallic Tie I p. Milan. Jan. Keating as.-asslr.a-tion. Kimr t'on.-tantine of Cro.i-e kn- doubled the strength ',' hi.- bodyguard ar.d he has ceased aioea: in public, according to private di.-patches from Athens. Tiie .-ituation in (liveo- . ti e mo.-t critical now smce the war broke out. The count '''V i- diide-d in two faction.-. One supports the King in hi- announc ed policy of neutrality avd Ihe others are pro-allies. Former Premier cni- rces iii cnnosi- King Constantino has a!v.;;y- he.-n a popular niler, but the n w crl-is has divid'd famiiie-.. .--iy reports from Athens, i j Wa-hineto: .jail. i.'. v'iiie:ais oi ofl'ice early tj,(. stale Department iudi. al'-d to he inouired ! , ,;,,t. r th-it IV. h .! s..ii- ..,!.! j n: recognize any blockade of C-rm.-.n ' .rts in the Italtie bv th.- A!!i s. u.i!. the approach to siali a port is .;;;, '"dangerous for merchant traffic." Thi - world mean that (Ireat Pviiain ai d In r Allies in the f-c of the prr.-ence of the great (e-ruian fleet in the Kiel ('ara l and its terminal harbors woo! de foii!!)i!lol to ma it nain an acti.ai i nnvsica! iat;ot tne t.a:ti' it I:" I ;s ,-(t b. 'iev-:d her,, that sitrh '! l.lll- ilertakirtg coold be irrieel to .-ucces.- unless they irnodiued b'e!ca;!e introduc d by whicli the Allies have inlunnan. a siioi'ia.rine ;: n-ary and : eii,. i,mei as London. Jan. the a'iies was ; 1!'.--A w.ir council of ieii! id Leadon today. France was represented a? the con ference by I reinier i'riaml, Jides ram bop.. Genera! Under: Ci iel.ii y of t!;e Foreign Ministry, and Alexander .'Vii! lerand. forme,- Minister of War. l or the British Government. Pimi -r A.--iuith. War Secretary Kit. hener. i r eign S crrtary Grey ard ;"ir-t Lord of the Admiralty Balfour e,. ;iv.-- nt. A number of French and British : military and iiaai o!':''cers a!.-o attend ed the meeting. Tids news is received with much i't-tere:-t I realise etf th" reported landing Chief that he!0'" additional alld troops in Greece ueire -s d that Mi-i- and the report from German that the allies have demar.d Greece issue passports to the ters of the centra! Powers. It is .-.tate l at the British Fr.-ien Oflice that no cemfirmation has be- p re ceived ef these German reports ard they are believed to be unfounded. Alarming reports concerning condi tions in Greece have been received here from various source.. Dis patches of German origin eve'! hint of a possible revolution, hacked by th--a'iies and led by former Premier Veni-ze-los. Martial' law is to be proclaim ed in Greece "in order to p t an end to dangerous rumors." according to a Dailv News dispatch from Alliens, i which says that martial law is soon to come, take pains to deny reports of in ternal troubles. WHITENER'S ASSAILANT PLEADS GUILTY: IT NED 2l Fred Bridges. Saw M li Man. :s in Jail Til Friends Kai.-e Amount of His Pin-. Fred Bridges, a South Cape saw mill employe, and one of th" men who attacked Patrolman Arthur C White ner after the officer had arrete d him early yesterelay morning, was fined S21 in Police Court on a charge of resisting an officer and lestructien of p'-operty. He pleaded guilty and last night was locked in jail on his failure to obtain the money with which to pay the line. The ether two men who were with j Bridges at tiie time Whitener first ar i rested him oa South Spanish street. yo.' terday were not located by the po lice. It is probable they will be ar rested on charges similar to' that p!ac- ied against Bridges.