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Tribune Story Brings Split
In Joint Committee On
Street Widening.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
Fire Bugs Cause $10,000,000
Loss in Ottawa, Govern
ment Announces.
Many Other Believed to Have
Been Trapped in Great
Statesmen Make Escape as Ex
plosion Shatters Wing of
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.
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.
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
"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
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.".
Girls, 3 to 8 Years Old, Will Be
Featured at Wednesday Club
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.
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
"My Price Is $250" Senator
Says as Soldns Prepare
"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-
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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
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
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
Mrs. T. A. Baldwin of Brownwocd
and Mrs. G. W. Poole of Council Grove,
Kans., yesterday were visitors in the
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
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."
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Mothers Know That
Genuine Castoria
Bears the
For Over
Thirty Years
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
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
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
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
B. L. Modesitt, of Ste. Genevieve,
was a business visitor in the Cape yes
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.
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