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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE :AXD CAPE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 11. 191C. COUNCIL HAS JAMBOUREE OVER HIRING T. LANE Tribune Story Brings Split In Joint Committee On Street Widening. "KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON," SHOUTS JAY E. FOWLER Arnsgardt Alone Remembers De tails Of Lane Meeting Other Council News. Aft it a'.iambouree lasting nearly an hour the City Council last night passed a motion ratifying the action .f ihe Judiciary Committee in hiring yon::'.or Thomas F. Lane, to do the le gal work in connection with widening five streets in the West-End in prepar ation for a new sewer system. , A few moments after the motion had 'j'-vn can iod, the repositions and Grievance Committee, at the re quest of two of its members was mus tered out of :rvice in handling the street widening situation. The rumpus in the Council and the split between the Judiciary and Propo sition and Grievances Committees fol lowed the exposure in The Tribune that th'cr. h:;d been no' committee meeting for ; early four months, combined with wh. the latter committee took as a snub when it learned that Lane had been hired without that committee having boi n consulted. Lust fall ordinances weir h-awn by City Attorney Whltelaw to have Har mony. Benton, Themis. Hanover and Painlor streets widened and opened to complete sewer plans. The ordinances were inaccurate, according to the de cision of the Council and were taken from Whitelaw's hands and given to the two committees, the Judiciary composed of Charles Armgardt, chair man, C. B. Hoeller and V. D. Black, and the Propositions and Grievances, composed of Arthur C. Bowman, chair man, Charles Kaoss and Jay E. Fowl er. They were to work with Chris Stiver and were authorized to employ a spreial competent counsel. According to the statements of all the committeemen, .there .never has been a joint meeting of the two com mituos to examine the proposition, and Chairman Armgardt declared that the Judiciary Committee employed Lane. Mr. Armgardt opened the verbal typhoon when he charged that the storv in The Tribune Sunday carried the inference 'that he, as one member of the committee, was responsible for the action of the body. He told the Coui.cil details of the meeting when he and Black and Iloeller went to Lane's office. They obtained no price attorney that it would be reasonable, Armgardt said. "lie- only began work last Friday," Mayer Kage declared. Councilman Hoellcr approved the statement by Armgardt, when Black rose and, as he had been quoted in The Tiibune, denied that he had at ten.h d any such meeting when Lane was hired for the West End -job. He said he remembered hiring Lane for the Merriwether street .iob. Bowman declared The Tiibune was right, that he had not attended any meeting and Fowler voiced the .same statement. Armgardt turned upon Black and endeavored to make "the Councilman remember the meeting by pointing out the circumstance that the three were forced to make a second trip to thp attorney's office because of a prior visitor. Black declared he remembered that meeting, but said that was the occas ion when Lane was consulted with rel ative to the Merriwether street job. Hoeller then announced: "You're right, that was Merriwether street we talked about then." Armgardt contended the West End job was considered also. He declared thai he had asked the Senator several times how the work was progressing. ' "How are you getting along with these streets; Senator?' I asked him, Armgardt said, "and his reply was al way, 'Fine !' "I took that man at his word when he told me that, and I could mention others .here, but I won't, because I want to be in harmony with the Coun cil and the Mayor." "Wait a minute! Why weren't we asked to this meeting?" Fowler cried. "It was a special committee and I believe your committee was not in it," he was told. An argument ensued over the ques tion as to what rommittes had the job of looking after the streets in question. The records were called for and set forth unerringly that both committees had been authorized to serve jointly. "Those records ought to show one of $10,000 ASKED FOR W. B. OSBURN DEATH Administrator Files Suits Against Frisco Says Engine Did Not Warn Victim. A suit for 10,000 damages for the life of the late Wiilis B. Osburn, who was run down and killed almost in stantly by a flat cat in the Frisco yards last fall, was field against the Frisco in Common Pleas Court yesterday by F. W. Obcrheide, public administrator in charge of the Osburn estate. The suit names the receivers of the railroad, James W. Lusky, W.- C. Nix on and W. B. Biddle. as defendants and briefly recites the circumstances under which Mr. Osburn was killed. The accident occurred September 14, last, w hen a fiat car that was pushed along the track in South Cape near the box factory, got from control of any of the switching crew, and, according to the terms of the petition, without warning having been given to Osburn, he was struck and run over while at work on the track. Osburn was employed as a section man by the" Frisco and at the time of his death, he was at cleaning switches, by digging dirt and tubbish from be tween the rails' of the track. The ac cident occurring in the evening, and it was several minutes after he had been killed, it is believed, before his body was found.. Mr. Osburn is survived by his wife. Mrs. Pari lee Osburn, and three daugh ters, Miss Vinney Osburn, Mrs. Minnie Oliver and Mrs. Grace Henson. Mr. Obcrheide was appointed to take charge of the estate following Os burn's death and yesterday letters of administration were taken out by him before the suit was filed against the railroad by Judge Edward P. Hays. MAN GETS BROKEN LEG BOOSTING AUTO FROM MIRE When he fell beneath an automobile, while trying to push it out of a mire, Leo Schonhoff, son of Frank Sehon hoff, we!! known farmer living on the Gordonvilie read, Saturday night sus tained a broken right leg when the machine Lacked over him. The accident octurred near the old Fairgrounds on the Putchtcwn road, when Schonhoff and his brother Al phone Schonhoff, together with August Siemens were on their way home from the Cane. The machine bee ame mired and while Siemens drove, the Schon hoff bus were pushing the car. Schonhoff turned an ankle and fell. The car rolled back as he fell and snapped the bone of his leg between the knee and ankle. His companions phv-od him in the car and brought him back to the hos pital where bus leg was set and put in a plaster cast. He wa- taken home that night. those committee's retirement' Arm gardt cried. Hoeller declared that it ought to show that the Judiciary Committee, had been retired from the job. The records show different, the Mayor told him. After the question of committee as signments had been settled by the rec ords, Armgardt returned to the sub ject of hiring Lane, 'I can prove it," he said. "I have a report from him here and I want this read before the Council." "What's what Lane has to say got to do with this?" Mayor Kage demand ed. "I'm going to have this read," Arm gardt shouted. "I demand to have this read!" "Keep your shirt on!" Fowler shout ed across the desks to Armgardt. City Clerk read the report and it overruled Mr. Armgardt. The Mayor then remarked that he believed it was just a little misunder standing on all hands and that a mis take had been made when the action of the committee in hiring Lane had not been reported to the Council. The Building Committee on the rec ommendation of City Counselor O. A. Knehans, reported adversely on the pe tition of Col. Matt Morrison to move his blacksmith shop from its present site to the corner of South Spanish and Merriwether street, across from the home of John L. Miller. The Mayor was authorized to order a warrant for $50,000 drawn at the proper time for the purchase of the park. The Mayor announced that the deed for the park had been signed and the closing of the deal awaits the consummation of a few details relative to indebtedness of the Fair Associa tion. , It likewise was announced that the Frisco has made th-3 change in machin ery at the Cape shops and all the May or's correspondence was read into the Council's record. The Mayor stated that he could prove by three witnesses that two of the machines brought to the Cape are ready for the .scrap heap. Fire Bugs Cause $10,000,000 Loss in Ottawa, Govern ment Announces. TWO 'WOMEN GUESTS OF SPEAKER KILLED Many Other Believed to Have Been Trapped in Great Buildings. PARLIAMENT MEETING WHEN FIRE IS SEEN Statesmen Make Escape as Ex plosion Shatters Wing of Structure. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Ottowa, Ont., Feb. 3. A great fire, believed to be of incendiary origin, is rapidly consuming the magnificent Canadian Parliament 'buildings. At midnight hope was abandoned, and the firemen had turned their attention to saving those who had been trapped. To women guests of Madame Scv ingly, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, are known to be dead. Others are feared to have been lost. Every member of the House, which was in session when the con flagration was discovered, escaped. The loss to the buildings and their contents is estimated by government officials to be at least $10,000,000, of which more than $7,000,000 was in the buildings themselves. The Parliament house was consider ed by architects to be the finest gothie in North America. It required years to complete the edifice, and the most famous artists in the world helped to design it. The? blaze started at S:.".0 tonight in the beautiful library building at the north side f th Common's structure. It spread with enormous rapidity, and it is feared that many of those who were within the structures perished. Martin Burrell, Secretary of Agri culture, vho was vorking in his of fice when he -heard, the alarm of fire, had a narrow escape from death. He was badly burned about the fi.ee and hands and his clothing was almost ta ken from his body by the flames. The fire broke forth in innumerable places. After it had been burning for less than a half hour, a tremendous explosion shattered the right wing of the building. Flames burst forth with the suddenness of -a stroke of lightning, and spectators were amaz ed to notice the rapidity with which the firespread. It crept from one (building to another as if the flames were following a trail of oil. The Ottowa fire department and special fire squad worked like madmen, but the water only seemed to feed the conflagration. They say that there was much evidence tending to the belief that the blaze was the work of a fire bug. It was discovered by Trank Glass, who gave the alarm immediately. He was near an exit when he saw the flames, but he had difficulty in making his escape from the building through the nearest door. SELLE HEADS BIG CATHOLIC SOCIETY St. Aloisious Members Make Henry Hohler and Al Wib benmeyer Delegates. Joseph Selle of South Ellis street, Sunday morning was elected president of the St. Aloisious Ycung Men's So ciety of St. Mary's Catholic Parish at order's regular monthly meeting, when the annual election of officers was held. A large crowd of young men attend ed and the election was the principal business. Mr. Selle is employed at the shoe factory.. He was a delegate to a big Catholic convention last year in St. Louis similar to the one that will be held in the Cape this spring. The other officers who were elected are: Edward VanDeven, vice presi dent; Al Zimmer .secretary; Henry Hohler, treasurer; and Charles Schoen, marshal. The retiring officers were: Ed. Bauerle, president; Henry Hohler, vice president; Al Zimmer, treasurer; Al Wibbenmeyer, secreatry; and Joe Sandman, marshal . Henry Hohler and Al Wibber.meyer also were selected Sundav to be dele gates to the convention that wjll be held in the Cape in May. J. Frank Grant, of Vanduser, yes terday was a visitor in the Cape. D. A. GLENN OPENS NEW STORE MARCH 1 Arranges Financial Backing and Goes East to Buj Goods Next Week. David A. Glenn, the veteran mer chant, yesterday completed his finan cial arrangements to re-enter the mer cantile business, and expects to estab lish himself by March 1, he informed The Tribune last night. A coterie of close personal friends are backing himheavilynnancially,and the money necessary to purchase a large stock of goods was placed in a bank Saturday, "I a"m going to Chicago the latter part of next week to finish buying my goods," he stated . yesterday. "I would go sooner, but I want to re arrange the building which I am to occupy. I do hot care to make known the location of my store until the lat ter part of this week, but my plans are virtually completed. 'I am going to purchase a large stock of, goods and I will pay cash for all Ijget. My store will be up-to-date and I will carry a stock that will net be surpassed iti Southeast Mis souri. My financial arrangements have been finished. I have the cash to my credit in a bank. My friends have certainly proved their friendship for me. "I have oidercd my fixtures and ex pect them to be here within a few days. The contractor says he can have the building ready to occupy w ithin a week. I will open my estab lishment by the first of next month, with a high class line of spring goods." It is said by men close to Mr. Glenn that he will open with a $15,000 stock paid for. One well-known Cape Girar deauan, it is said, is backing the vete ran for 7,500, and said he would in increase the sum considerably, if necessary. It has been reported that Mr. Glenn would occupy the Jaynes buildings on Main street, but he declined to con firm the report yesterday. "That is the only matter that I have to adjust. I have practically completed my ar rangements for a building," he said, '"bat until the de::l is actually sottled, I don't care to discuss it for publica tion. Rut I will be able to do so later on in the week.". CUPIDS TO DANCE AT VALENTINE PARTY Girls, 3 to 8 Years Old, Will Be Featured at Wednesday Club Affair. A Cupid- drill by a score of Cape Girardeau Children, all little girls from three to eight years old, will be the principal feature of the St. Valen tine party to be given next Monday night at the Elks Club under the au spices of the Wednesday Club. The little tots have been training for their stunt for several days and when they march on the dance floor, it is anticipated that they will be the hit of (he evening. The children who will be in the march are: Kodney Carmack, Mary Helen Kinder, Marie Coley, Dorothy, YVilhelmina and Nellie Quarles, Baby Gockel, Julia Boone, Caryolin Nuss baum, Kathryn Kraft, Mary . Helen Drum, Baby Shepherd, Alleen Vogel, Miidred Smith, Alice Armentrout, Kathryn Kodibaugh, Martha Sonntag, Baby Schaefer, Dorthoy Pott and Mary Helen Carter. Another group of girls will give a unique Valentine dance. They are: Beatrice Heard, Naomi Pott, Lucile Bock, Norma Bremmcrmann, Helen Phiilips, Florence Simpson, Lucile Bahn, Evalyn Bahn, Sarah Howard, Haze! Macke, Katherine Moore, Norma Etherton, Lucile. Woodson, Marguerite Berry, Cathryn Hays, Miss Haman, and Gladys Leseri. Those who attend the dance may wear St. Valentine masques or may attend unmasqucd. A prize will be given for the best. masque. The pro ceeds from the dance will be devoted to a fund being made up by the club for the Missouri Federation of Wom en's Club. A fund of $10,000 is being raised, the income from which is. to be used for extension work in rural dis tricts, and the Cape is trying to get $100. A committee of 14 women are in charge of the dance. 3 DIE IN POWDER EXPLOSION. Tacoma, Wash., Feb. B. A powder house at DuPont, Washington, was burned last night following an explo sion there yesterday im which three men were killed. ' .;' II. A. Utley, of Allenville, visited friends and transacted business in the Cape yesterday afternoon and last night. SEN. IF. LANE IS DISMISSED FROM WEST END JOB "My Price Is $250" Senator Says as Soldns Prepare Skids. JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REPUDIATES OWN WORK "Let Knehans Do It" Council men Decide Papers to Change Hands at Once. Senator Thomas F. Lane was dis missed yesterday morning as attorney for the City in widening streets in the West End in preparation for a new SI 50,000 sewerage system. He was asked to turn over to City Counselor Oscar A. Knehans, all doc uments belonging to the city bearing on the case that was taken out of his hands, and Knehans was. instructed to proceed wixh the proper legal steps to ward condemning property and widen- Ting the live strets under consideration. This action was taken yesterday morning by the Judiciary Committee of the City Council and City Engineer Chris Stiver, who had been empower ed to act by a resolution of the Coun cil passed October 18, last. Lane's service was terminated on the heels of a vote of the Council Monday night, ratifying the action which Chairman Charles Armgardt of the Judiciary Committee, announced his committee had taken in retaining the Senator last fall. Fellow members deniedthe committee had met in nearly four months. The ratification by the Council of Armgardt's announced committee ac tion, marked the closing scene of a .iambource in the Council meeting Monday night that was followed close ly by a split between the Judiciary Committee and Propositions and Grievances Committee of the Council. The direction of the street widening proposition had been assigned, in the first place, ."jointly to the two com mittees and the City Engineer. On Armgardt's announcement that Lane had been employed, Jay E. Fowl er of the Grievance Committee, got a motion before the' Council to have his committee relieved of responsibility, stating he did not propose to be snub bed on committee work. The motion was carried five to three. . The direct reason that is given by the Judiciary Committee members for Lane's dismissal is that he wished to charge the City 250 to get the City's West End case into court. The members of the committee met yesterday morning at Black's garage. Councilman Hoeller, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee, went to the garage to see Black, also a mem ber, on business. Black suggested that Chairman Armgardt and Stiver be summoned and the Lane controver- sy settled by holding a concference with the attorney. The other two men were found and the fotir proceeded to Mr. Lane's office in the Himmclberger-Harrison build ing. Chairman Armgardt, in telling of Lane's retention as the City's attor ney, stated that the Senator had in formed him that no fee could be plac ed on the job at that time, but that his fee would be reasonable. When the committee approached the attorney yesterday morning, they in sisted that he name a price for the work. The Senator" then told the committeemen" that he would not charge anything for the work that he has done to date on the West End proposition, "but that inorder to get the ca?es into court, his price would be $250. The City Counselor's salary for the entire year is $600. Thi committeemen withdrew from tLane's office to the corridor, where they held a whispered conversation and determined to repudiate their ac tion, said to have been taken last fall, and "roll" the city's attorney. They agreed unanimously on the dis missal and on entering Lane's office, they announced to him, their determin ation. Lane, it is said, expressed no surprise and showed entire willingness to acquiesce in the decision of the com mittee. "The committee's action is final," one of the members declared last night," and -it will not need the ratifi cation cf the Council, for we have been empowered, we think, to act." Senator Lane announced he was ready to turn over to City Counselor Knehans all the documents in his pos session. At the time the Council Monday night ratified the Judiciary Commit-' tees' employment of Lane, Mayor Kage advised the comitteemen to have the City Counselor work with Lane in doing the legal work for open- -" 7p:' : . . - - - - -" - ieeT . -ALCOHOL 3 PEK CENT. Acge(abkIparationrorAj similatingilicFoodandRcula lingllie Siomodis andBowjsof Promotes DigestianJCkeifur ness and fcst.Coatains witter fc5 Opnra.Morph.iric norJJiacral POT NARCOTIC. Pimplua Sfcim jliiseSetd lu-ntSfttl-Ctorthd SUarr Aperfeet Remedy for Ccnsfif t ion , Sour Stoinach.Dlarriioca Vorras,ConTi!sioiis.FcHisbr ncss andLoss or Sleep. i(namre of fc Ltl CI 'The Centaur Compass; NEW UHr. rest Exact Copy of Wrapper. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Prosecuting Attorney J. Henry Ca ruthers, yesterday was in Jackson on business at tiie County Court. Emanuel Geisc-r suffered a loss of speech late Tuesday afternccn when he had a stroke of paralysis that af fected his tonjrue. He is TC years old and had been suffering' with Bright's disease for some time. He lives at 1003 Themis street, where he resides with three children. Rev. J. F. Lawson of the Presbyte rian Church, who has been ill with grip yesterday was reported to he much better. Yi. G. LaPierre, president and man ager of a handle factory at Jackson, yesterday passed through the Cape on the way to St. Louis. Mrs. Ktiwsrd Massonciil, who had an operation for appendicitis perform ed several days ago at St. Francis hospital, has been removed to her homo and is recovering rapidly. Miss Louise IJertling and her moth er, Mrs. F. Y. Ilorlling, yesterday entertained mere than two score guests at dinner in celebration of their birthdays. Miss Dertling's birthday occurred yesterday and the mother will celebrate her birthday today. The Bertlings are well known farmers liv ing near the Cape. Mrs. William F. Kergmann, yester day was removed from her home at 321 North Ellis street, to St. Francis ho.jpital, where she will undergo an operation today. Louis J. Pott yesterday afternoon departed for Pascola on a business trip. J. F. Gordon, cashier of the Com mercial Bank of New Madrid, arrived in the Cape Tuesday to spend a few days with his family, who are visiting at the home of B. Breinermann. A. R. Ponder is in the Cape from San Antonio, Texas, to look after his business interests here and in South east Missouri. H. L. Rosier, of Ste. Genevieve, yes terday came down to the Cape on a business visit. Hairy B. Williams, yesterday re turned to points in lower counties, aft er spending a few days in the Cape on business. Mrs. T. A. Baldwin of Brownwocd and Mrs. G. W. Poole of Council Grove, Kans., yesterday were visitors in the Cape. The new garage in the rear cf the Himmelbcrger - Harrison building, which will be occupied by Fred A. Groves, has been virtually completed ing and widening Themis, Hanover, Harmony, Benton and Painter streets. Kage urged the Council men to work harmoniously. It was at this juncture" that Fowler declared because he had not been re cognized on the committee that hired Lane, he did not propose to be snubbed and made his motion to have the Prop ositions and Grievances Committee dismissed from that service. Charles Kaess seconded the motion and Kage advised the withdrawal of the motion. Chairman Bow-man of that committee called across the room to Fowler: "Let's stay in the game." i . ii Jli I t-r A '1M mm m-AAWrX! B-ai S ft tX 9 EM L J M ft 1 ft ft K- J i itn-i k rrf-i 7- a ju m b-i fl rv-i ti h :i ii ii u si si e 1 For Infants and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature of In Use For Over Thirty Years THC CKNTAUR COMPANY. MCW YORK CfTT. by Herman Looffel and Edward A. Re genharrtt, building contractors. Mr. Groves already has moved three car loads of machines into the new place which, will have room for 200 automo biles. Assistant Pure Food and Drug Com missioner G. B. Cook, of Frederick town, yesterday afternoon and last night was a business visitor in the Cape.' W. C. Ballard went to Chaffee on a business trip yesterday. C. S. Frather yesterday came up from Advance to transact business here and visit several friends. Elmer Sutherland, of Chaffee, was a business visiter in the Cape yester day afternoon and last night. R. E. Ncrrid of Benton, visited friend--, and transacted business in the Cane resit rday afternoon. G. :i. Brooks, of Piggott, Ark., was a business visitor in the Cape yester day afternoon and last night. J. W. Eilis of Ste. Genevieve, vis ited friends and transacted tusiness in the Cape last night. William Lay, cf Chaffee, well known banker, yesterday afternoon was a bu.-inrss visitor in the Capo. A. L. Faj-.in cf Chaffee, yesterday came up to the Capo to visit several friends and transact business in the Cape. Albert M. Spradling, City Counsel or of Jackson, yesterday afternoon was a visitor in the Cape attending to legal matters in the office of the cTerk of the Court of Common Pleas. Q. J. Snider of Fredericktown, was i a business visitor in the Cape yester- day afternoon and last night. Fred Clipnard of Jackson, L. J. Grimsley, of Laflin, and Judge G.' H. Barks of Whitewater, last night mo. tored to the Cape from Jackson to vis it friends. The P. E. O. will meet Friday after noon v.ith Mrs. H. A. Nussbaum. John K. Lee, of Charleston, deputy state fish and game warden, yesterday afternoon and last night was a busi ness visitor in the Cape. M. C. Bratton, cf Riverwood, was a business visitor in the Cape yesterday afternoon and last night. J. A .Moran, of Chaffee, was in th? Cape yesterday transacting business and visiting friends. R. W. Cate, of Eloomfield, visited friends and transacted business in the the Cape yesterday afternoon and last night. Theodore W. Meyer, of Appleton, yesterday afternoon was in the Cape on business. T. R. Challenor, of Cairo, visited friends in the Cape yesterday after noon. Silas Bea!,'of Oak Ridge, was a business visitor in the Cape yesterday afternoon. B. L. Modesitt, of Ste. Genevieve, was a business visitor in the Cape yes terday. J. F. Groce, the Good Hope street barber, and Mrs. Groce departed yes terday for Eddyville, Ky., where Mrs. Margaret Kelly, mother of' Mrs. Groce is seriously ill. They left for Ken tucky immediately after the receipt of a telegram, stating that her condition was critical. E. M. Carter, secretary of the State Teachers' Association, ha3 returned to Colurabii, Mo., after spending a few days here -with his family. Fa m f t fjsffdQ I if! sills!