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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD,
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1916. THE CAB JYXSIBUNE Every Friday by THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY. JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE BUNGLING INTO WAR. It is extremely unfortunate that President Wilson has found it necessary to issue an ultimatum to Germany before the Mexican tangle has been ad justed. The note sent to Berlin yesterday virtually cuts off further nego tiations and brings the quarrel of the past twelve months to a final issue. Either Germany bows to Mr. Wilson or it rejects his demands and drags this nation into a predicament which inevitably must lead to war. If a declaration of hostilities should be issued by the United States against Germany, Americans will be loyal to the stars and stripes in spite of the condemnation that has been heaped upon those whose cradles were locked upon a foreign shore. But until it becomes common knowledge that the United States must sever its friendly relations with one or more cf the European nations, the right of Americans to discuss the -attitude of the administrative heads of this government is not forfeited. JM.t- Jt is difficult to understand the change in the attitude of President Wil son. There were not many w ho approved his declaration that "Americans v civ too proud lo light" when the Lusitania was sent to the bottom by a torpedo. If there has been one time during the past year that he would ha;c been justified in breaking oil' diplomatic relations, that was it. But while he was preaching peace, he was also advocating a sane policv f preparedness. What he said then, he now repudiates oery day; yet he has not explained why he believed it was more desirable to have peace in lUl't than it is today. It he was right then, he is wrong now, and if lie wa wrong then, it is an argument that he may not be right now. Mr. Wilson has bungled the situation in Mexico. He sent the American troops "into .Mexico to compel Huerti to salute the (lag. Lives were sacri fice d, "''lit Mr. Wilson, after making comedy of the expedition in the begin niiig, blundered the tecohd time by recalling the troops. The present hunt lor Villa reads like a or.e-act farce, out it may lead to serious complications. it dees not m i j ire a statesman lo plunge a nation into war, but the European conflict has taught the world to believe that he who saves Ids nation from the ravages of war is greater than he who forces his country lo light. And Mr. Wii.-ou would be- a greater man out of the presidency with the nation at p ave tlu r. he will be in the White House by bungling MINISTERS AGAINST QUACKERY. The 'Lutheran Ministers of St. Louis yesterday placed their stamp of disapproval upon Hilly Sunday and other evangelists who burlesque religion for the money that it brings to them. Similar action should be taken by h-gitimaie ministers of every denomination. A portiori of th.e resolution passed by Vr Lutheian clergymen, says: "We believe that the Church of Christ has a mission which should lie held in honor and respect by all men. and that it would be inconsistent to co-operate with a man who makes the church a target for ridicule and abuse. "The methods of the modern evangelist, such as Mr. Sun day, are in striking contrast to the methods of the Apostles, and smack of commercialism. The Lutheran Church does nt lioiieve that the excitement and high tension of Mr. Sunday's me. hods will effect permanent results. They believe rather in systematic evangelism, regular religious instruction through out, the yar. "- ! elievo that a campaign by 'Billy' Sunday would prove at! unheaUhy diversion, and discredit o.dinary ami steady met'x.ids of Christian preachers, while the benefits would prove superficial. The professional -vang"iist goes up like smoke in fanatical service, his religion finding no lodgment in the under standing of his hearers, her.ee there can be no permanent good. We fear that Mr. Sunday's coming would cause the min istry a,w! the chinch h.eie to fall into disrepute, and it is fr a'l these reasons that we r fuse to co-operate with other Protestant ministers in calling Mr. Sunday here."' What these ministers say is no more than most everyone knows, it is a poor commentary upon leligion to admit that ii requires the beating of tom-toms, vulgar dancing and the use of vde expressions in the pidpits to aUrf.H. the people. No pc rmar.cn; good can come from religous n.e--t;ngs carried out with all of the spectacular features of a wild west show or a snake carnival. WY5jfcs R'"'iy Sinday. iike the average evangelist, has commercialized relig'on. His religion is like Ingersoll's, hur Sunday is a hypocrite and IngersoT was not. The .sheep mu.-t eventually be separated from the goats, and it doesn't niatier v nether the goat - are vvmbers of the clergy or enrolled as b-i.-incss men, and when ministers take a stand against these quacks, it is ev'dence an awakening, although belated, is approaching. WHO AWAKENED THE COMMERCIAL CLl'B ? ; i'ns made at the meeting of the Commercial Club yesterday ! ne reve! veto nt new to the men who participated in the conference. of a new fire department has been imperative in this city for more than a e:n-. The dty voted on a proposition to issue bonds for $1",00() to buy a m.iii-n fire department one month ago and the Commercial Club, which i ; . ni)-sed to father movements for the henfit of the city, never even bron:.'. ht the quest iri up for discussion. The Evening Republican, which the Commercial Club serves as a wet nurse, oppo-c-d the bond issue, not because it was an unworthy measure, but because F. A. Kage. the mayor, was in favor of the bond issue. The :eic- nmation of tee Little River Drainage District to unload a tax of ! MOO.uehi upon the people of this from the Evening Republican, because the Drainage District and The Republican are Cape County's Siamese twins. The deplorable condition of the city fire department has been known to the' business men of this city for many months. The Tribune has called attention to this fact at intervals for the past year, but the men who now are ...aking the greatest noise have been as silent as a tomb. If a co. 'i t had been made of those at the Commercial Club yesterday, it would have revealed that at least sixty per cent either voted against the bond iss"e or did not vole at all. it is time that the voters of this city were realizing the danger that n iifr inv.. the city. Mayor Kage publicly announced a few days before the date of the last bond issue election that Cape Girardeau might just as well turn its lire horses out to pasture, because the city was without hose and had no money to buy hose with. The Commercial Club members yesterday only confessed that they have been neglecting the interest of themselves and the city. As it is an organization created for the purpose of advancing the interests of the city. why has it been silent heretofore? its purpose is a joke. The business men as individuals, and not as the -Commercial Club, should get together and pass the bond issue. They can do it and they should do it. KEEP THE FA I RG RO FN DS OPEN. Mayor Kage acted properly in ordering the Fairground gates to be kept open to the people every day. The Fairgrounds park is the property of the people, and lo close it, especially worthless to those who will visit it bouse to be turned into a dance hal! rairgreuiid i". wl a money 'vd:i n The need countv has not brought forth a wail If it pleads ignorance, it admits that ; j on Sunday, w ould have made it j most. His order forbidding the club is in line v.ith common sense. The -:Uyc. ' REGENHARDT AND FLENTGE SEEK RETURNOFPOWER Would Ride on Bandwagon of Henry Wilson of Ava Flunkies Confer. G. H. MEYER, SPERLING AND PULS ARE SILENT J. Henry Caruthers Files First For Republican Primary Election. Edward F. Regenhardt and E. W. Flentge, with a pair of their flunkies, are trying to get back in power in the Republican party in Cape County by riding Henry Wilson, of Ava, a candi date for the Congressional nomination, with spurs a foot long. This latest coup of the heroes of Sikeston, March C, became known fol lowing a conference one night last week in the idan-ha hotel lobby. Mr. Wilson was the central figure in the conference. On his right hand sat Regenhardt and on his left hand sat Flentge. They were supported on the wings by Harry Nader and Louis i Witmcr. Regenhardt, in breaking with David W. Hill and attempting to clamber in to Mr. Wilson's bandwagon, likewise has severed his political friendship with other men of influence in outside counties. E. E. Whitworth, chuirman of the Butler Countv Republican Central Committee, was one of Regenhardt V .lcni.iino -i. i,tio- v,m ; x -- - -- I' tion of U. S. ?darshall. Whitworth now is actively supporting Hill as his innpr 'hiet the; nut ne:- nvm . . vehicle. Sganization an official "once over." an i The meeting was arranged by Mr. lOM nis report wiil depend the future Fientge, who has just retired from a)01' lhe company. If his report is fa - public office he had held for twevl-"1 (oi'.secutive years. Some of the Re publican leaders in the Capo who were j invited to join the circle declined to attend without expressing their rea sons to Fientge. "The conference is as plain the noe on your face," remarked a prom- J ,,c nai(! for tn0 f''iHing work they ier- j Dream" for his subject, inent Republican leader vestr -: :w afu ; ' erm according U. the positions they The oratorical and declamation ad crnoon. "They have claim-h'-y.c'd Mr. j'ld in the organization. I d.T.-s'-s were prefaced by several mu- Wilson and p!a mm Jir.ii:v a meal! 1,1 number that signed their en- ricai seieci ions by a quarter composed ticket at the end of their j- urnev. They have picked Mr. Wilson as a i winner, and want to ride him into power. "Mr. Wiiscn i a western man an-l I do not consider it exactlv fair on the nas-t of the ro il Rr-mihl '-:: n leadprs :n this county to allow him to be jumped by this crew. We? want each man in the Congressional race to go before j the party in this county on his merits j and without any handicap yhatever." J Men in the ranks in Cape Couiuy : are waiting for George H. Meyer. Blucher Sperling and Henry Puis to line up for one of the three candidates before they take a stand. These three men are considered the parties' most , astute strategists and they arc ho'ding in reserve their individual opinions. As a member of the Republican : County Central Committee." Mr. Mey- er cieciarcci, i inmK mat 1 owe it to , the party organisation to reiv.iin neu- tral. I think all committeemen should i i 1 i.r.i , . . . remain neutral. When the primary is decided I intend to hit the ball hard for the jiarty's nominee." The leaders in Jackson are , follow-! ing a similar course. They are anx ious to see that all three candidates have every favorable opportunity tc canvass the County in the interests of their individual candidacies, but no coalition has been formed in support of any one candidate outside of the premature effort launched by Flentge ai,1 Regenhardt to bring the mselves back. Candidates' tilings opened in Cape County when J. Henrv Caruthers paid his fees of $r, to Mr. Meyer, treasurer; 3f the Republican Central Committee and filed his declaration in the office of County Clerk Sperling. Ail the rest of the candidates for nomination on cither the Republican or Democratic tickets in the August primary must lile before June I. Since Caruthers has filed for re-election as Prosecuting Attorney, it is anticipated that filings will be made fast from now on until the closing hour. Mr. Caruthers will have no opposi-1 tien in the primary election for the nomination as Prosecuting Attornev. He w ill have little opposition in the election in November and it is expect- j cr that his majority will be greater i than ever before. Mr. Caruthers has 'tilled the office for four years and is i considered one of the best liked party j men in the County. The Democrats probably will run L. L. Bowman again, and a certain defeat for the Democrat is expected. Henry Brinkopf will file within a short time for Sheriff. No opponent lj Mr. TMn?aif li.'ii. V-cn nMum-eL MILITIA WANTS ARMORY IN PARK Officers of Tentative Company Will Negotiate With Kage For Space. As soon as their organization has been completed, officeis of the militia company which is being formed in the Cape under the leadership of Captain H. W. Bridges, wiil endeavor to make arrangements with Mayor Kage for the occupation of a part of the dub house or dance pavilion in Fair grounds park for an armory. Likewise the company's officers will endeavor to make arrangements for the use of the plot of ground in the center of the race track as a drill field. As an indoor drill floor, if ar rangements are perfected with Mayjr Kage, the company wishe.s to be al lowed the use of the dance floor. Until arrangements for the use o: the building at Fairgrounds park are formed with the Mayor, the company i of the Missouii National Guard w:H j l'!Wil that nliei1 the auditorium at the have headquarters at West End hal'. j formal School, and each of the con If the club house will be granted as I teslan.ts was applauded vigorously at an armory, the company expects to j the conclusion of their respective ad use but a small portion of it for theii j dresses. lockers in which to store equipment, j The bos' declamation contest was The first meeting of the company I divided into two sections. In the pre was held Sunday, both morning and j ''binary trial the boys were divided afternoon, at which time many of the v'ith regard to their subjects. Those enlistment contracts were signed by ! having oratorical subjects were placed thp members who had riimed thp tipti. I in one class and those having a de- tiens to have the organization formed in this citv. Not all the men who signed the initial petitions were able to attend the meeting Sunday, and as a result Captain Bridges last night announced i tliat nC prepared to take the enlist- nunt contract oi any 01 tr.e remainder at anv time this week, He expects an inspecting olhc-i from Jefferson City within a short . ;iiii!!ic, t in nr iiiv.- vuiuitri ui- . . n ....... ...ill n-v.-k m. ... . orable. the equipment tor tne com - pany material valued in the aggro- j Harold blackmail, had for his sub gate at ab.iut SS.000 or Sf'.OOO wih ject "Larosa." Second place was won be shinned to the Cape at once and the j by Earl Smith, of Dexter, with "The actua' drilling will commence at once. Honor of the Woods," and third place Two nights will be set aside for the i was taken by Fred Klepsatte!, of Des- ? '-mties of tlie company, me men will listment contracts Sunday afterioo,i are four men who have had sever."! I yo's regular army training. vhil. (several others have had militia cxper - ; 'e:-( C or nvi'Itary training in schcls. ! Some of the signers will have to ' eoian tne consent oi i'Ti.- parents c.i ! account of being under the leg: I ae r -1 years. DENNIS STEl'BENRA! ( H TO BE BFR1ED IN THE CAPE TODAY Funeral of Pioneer to Take Piace from H:nu" of Mrs. jnhn Metz, His Sister, on South Pacific. ' The funeral of Dennis Steubenrauch, ;for many years a resident of Cape f- t Ml 1 . 1 j u.raruoau. wn, re ourie.i p om tne ihome of his sister, Mis. John Metz, 0:1 South Pacific rtreet, at 1 ::() o'cloc k ll',s afternoon. Interment will oc m the Xmr I ..th.lit (.ni iif..ri- -,iv- -"'" ii..-i. .... A Catholic priest will ofliciate ;t the funeral ceremony, but the name of the clergyman had. not been announced last night. The body cf the pione! iavnved m the Cape last evening from St- Louis, where he died April 20. His death was the result of :i fill which he sustained at his home in that t!'t.v- . Relative;; of Mr. Steubenrauch m IV-.tmrOll llf It.r.kf 41. .14 .n ...,.,-f tli..f - , . .i..n imui i .. . " i he had been marred twice was a mi - . uii.e. ne was marriee; out once, !:e. '"fie v:i nvirripi! l:it niv. ' I said Mrs. Motz, his sister. He was a familiar character in th:s city for many years, and had a ho -t of friend.- BI-INKOPE FILES FOR SHERIFF. The second Republican candidate to file in Cane County for nomination in the August 1st primary election was Henry J. Brinkopf of Bel'evuc stron, i who filed his declaratie.n as a candi date for nomination for Sheriff yes terday. Mr. Brinkopf was the nominee of the Republican party at the last gen eral election, and his friends declare that he will be given the opportunity to oc in the race at the general elec tion this fall. Mr. Brinkopf paid his filing fee tj George H. Meyer, treasurer of the Republican County Committee, yester day, and placed his declaration an file in the office of County Clerk Blucher Sperling. All candidates who wish to have their names placed upon the ofiic:a! ballots at the August primary, undei the law mu.st have their declaration .-; in the hands of the County Clerk CO days before tht election, so that the dosing date for the filing will be th? hi-t of this monlli. CHARLESTON AND PARMA BOYS WIN IN DECLAMATION Oration Entitled 44 The Amer ican Crime" Carries First Prizes. SIKESTON GIRL GLEE CLUB SCORES SUCCESS Athletic Contests Will Be .Held Today-Other Meet News. Moran Gnty, cf Charleston, and Harold Blaekman, of Parma, last night won the two first places in the boys' declamation contests of the Southeast Missouri High School Meet. The contest was held before a large scriptive narrative in another. Four bovs were selected for the final contests in each genera! classification am! those having the orations were j he:i-l first in the finals last night. ' The winner in that division, Moran , nati 10. ni.-. uu.ii. ii.t.-uiui- nan uimc. imu .-tn-iea i.M..e e- me t oi atoncai division was won d r.ereti , King, of Campbell, whose subject w as j "Tribute to Marrus Hanna." Third !i v I .. i - I rtnwiw . f 'ni'riMHi ii, i ; nuimiu " 1 .......... j of Doniphan, who had the "Speech of ; Spa rtacus to the Gladiators'' as his j topic. ; in iiie second division me winner, : loge, who na.i in" Innkeeper's cf Tvliss Mabel Flint, Miss Adelaide Uu sell, V. G. Lewis and Alvin i Harness. ! Between the first and second divi- j .sious on the program, music was fur- ' .is';cd l:v the Sikeston High School i,ir!s iiiee i:un, wiiu.ii cncnovcd ; evera! ti mes. High school students and their fac ' aUy chapcrone.j yesterday b;,gan riving in large numbers. Each train carried scvcial contestants, together with thir parent's, relatives and friends. The hotels ; nd other places ,;f lodging were well idled last night, Professor Logan of the Normal v.-v. i.u;. in t hi' liiii stablished a headjjuarters at imercial Club roo'rs for as- School e the Com ' . .. - ! s'gnmjr tne ate arriva s to nnvaie I residences where thev c:;uld obtain J lodging and mea! Everv available room was used last I I. . r . ..it a.. 1 : :ngnt, io an i-ie niie trains orougni i j reu- arrival?, while others came by i j ;,to. .Many more visitors are o.; ii.fphl t w (ill I l lin rii. ritw.iiirhr j rvted today. ! The at' letic preliminaries v.iil com- j nu...e this morning at Fairgrounds ' ,,.,..1- The final athletic eontesis v-Hl 1 1 i.i.i :., u ..r. - j place. ! The girls will hold their prelim in I ary declar.-ation contests in the Xor I . . , .... ... uvm 1:1 nit li it. Itotill cit 1 1 1 J aint mai cnooi aumtonum tins morning at jo 'o'clock, and the bovs like-wi. e v;n hn'.i ,!r.i,imn ..n;ct m'. ,.-- contests that will be staged are those I in typewriting and shorthand. j The finals in the girls' declamation i I contest w ill be held tonight, at which .. , , , . , . ,, i time medals and various a warns in all , . . , ., -,, , departments of tne meet will be pre-1 Isented to the winner: CNNON TO BE SHIPPED SOON, j w hitewash-spra ing cuipment, to be .Mayor Kage yesterday afternoon jused in the mai .tenance of the park, received a letter from Congressman ; A considerable portion of the time Jostph J. Russell informing the Mayo, j of the park !:?; :er w ill be devoted in that the two large cannon which the, the summer months to cutting the city has accepted from the War De-j grass in the park in the places mo&t parlment as ornaments for the ea.n ; used a sa picnic ground. The mow ing side of the Courthouse park, wiil be ; machine will be employed at this woilc shiuned w ithin a short time from the I U. S. Arsenal at Watcrvliet, New York. i The guns will be donated to the ! Cape permancntlv bv the War Depart-' ment and they will be accompanied b. a set of 40 12-pounder cannon ball; w hich w ill be used in making a pair of pyramids of 20 balls each. These v ill be erected at the side of each cannon. The guns' will be mounted at th;- head of the steps leading to the front door of the Courthouse, one on ca-T side of the flight of steps. They will be about seven feet in length and will be of the type of guns used in tho I C'vil War. HOWS' FIRE LOSS ESTIMATED $5000 Water Causes Principal Damage In FurnUnre Store Second Fire in 15 Months. The total loss from the fire which occurred Sunday night in the Hobbs furniture and clothing store at Them is and Water streets, yesterday was estimated by A. C. Vasterling and E. P. Ellis, fire insurance men who had policies on the stock and fixtures, at $5000 . The fire, which was of unknown origin, did but a small portion the J damage itself, water having been th? j cause of the larger part of the dam age to the stock and building. The buiiding which Mr. Hobbs occupies is owned by the O'Brien heirs, and the fire did not damage it to any great extent. The bl ze was discovered at about t):"0 o'clock by Martin G. Bender, who passed and saw the reflection of the flames on the w indows of the Albert store building just opposite. He sounded an alarm to men nearby and a general fire alarm was sent in. By the time the fire department arrived, smoke filled the second floor, where the blaze was discovered, and it was impossible for the firemen to ; approach the flames closely in ordc to extinguish them. Two lines of hose were laid to the fire, however, ene being taken to the head of the stairs inside the building :mh1 the other through a window ;n Water street. After the fire. Mr. Ernest Hobbs, proprietor of the place, declared h-j believed someone who had. e.itered his place as a robber was re: n:;r..-dble for th blaze. Mr. Hobbs lus suffered several fires within the last few yea;. When he formerly was situated i Main street he had r-art of his estab lishment burned, and the f re of Sun day night was the s vond within the last year and a quarter. It was his third fire at the Water street location. Mr. Hobbs carried SI 1.000 insurance on the stocks, which Mr. Vasterling and Mr. Ellis alued at S:.V000. He also had $800 in.-ura.-cc on his fix tures, which .Mr. Ei:i- declares werr not damaged by the lire. T. J. MILLER RECOVERS RIG No Trace of Missing Cape Girardeau Man is Found, llowwcr. 1 en South T. J. Mllier, liverv m Sprigg street, yesterday "' i l.orse and buggy at Grdca." it had beep, driven awav a 'vred hi; lie. after id nevr I.uttrell, s having eir little icturned last week by E. who has boon given up ' daughter. When Miller wer.t to Gord.mville lo Tl lie ror.- iim o't'.gy :f was un- aid'" to get any in!o:-m;'tioi as to the r j v.-herf-abouts of LutireU. ami the last j th:it hatl boen 'ocr' 'f h' wh j fc v'a,ked out of lh,L tuV :' ASlenvilie. tov arc' The man hire-i ih" rig !u. t Mond; y ! an,! I,romi-sel to i ;uru to the Cape last Wedncsdav. About the time he UJn i-.-hm. ie I .1 t 4 I ... - - - - : ' ms wire that ne ain. After th'-: would n-t be bad: a search was instit vd b- Miller fo- I his rig. ! Yesterdav Miller : -ceived informa tion that the horse and buggy had bee" left w :th Jacob Schwab, a livcrv- m'" Gordon vi lie. The man who left the rig with Sthwab told him that he was searching for his wife who had run off, Schwab told Miller. KAGE BEYS PARK TOOLS Big Crowd of Bns and Girls Play on Park Lawns Sundav Afternoon. i- :.. i, A , , , . , , ,. . , Council recently delegated full control I , , . ! of the rairgro.mds i rk, yesterdav . . , ,. ' , JUlllia.-VH ,1 111, . . 1 , 11 lib V1 R HiljOll, horse-drawn mowing machine and i and Mayor Kage has issued instruc-1 tions for the grass cutting to begin it once. Sunday afternoon, following the Mayor s action mi throwing the park gates open, sco: : s of men, women and children thronged to the city's pleas ure ground to enjoy the picnic oppot- j tunities in the park, ; "Any man w ho had his doubts about jthe benefits th'? city gets from that J park w ould have had his mind changed i mighty quick," remarked the Mayor ' yesterday, "aft"r once seeing ihos- children at their play on the shaded lawns. I believe each Sunday will see ;t become a stronger feature of the ' i life tli:ii before" IS INDICTED FOR "TILTING" MORPHINE LAW Dr. B. L.Ellis of Poplar Bluff, Gave Bond Before Kage Sunday. BOUGHT 8000 GRAINS; ACCOUNTED FOR BUT 60 Investigator Finds Records Vacant and Goes Before April Grand Jury. Dr. E. B. Ellis of Poplar Bluff, weli kr.own Southeast Missouri physician. Suiulay was brought to the Cap? by Deputy U. S. Marshal George O. Or chard, to give bond before U. S. Com missioner Kage after having been arrested on an indictment chargim him with violations of the Federal anti-narcotic drug law. Doctor Ellis was indicted by the April Federal Grand Jury alonjr vith another Southeast Missouri physician for violating the drug law. known as the Harrison anti-narcotic drug act. In the indictment returned him he is charged with having dispense I morphine without keeping a proper record required by the Federal law a to his distribution. Doctor Ellis and Deputy Marsh;:! Orchard were accompanied to this city by E. E. Whitworth. chairman of the Butler County Republican Centra Committee, who signed the doctor's bond of $1000. which was approved before U. S. Commissioner Kage. The three men arrived in the Car Sunday, and Mr. Whitworth and !;. Ellis returned to Poplar Bluff SumKv evening. Orchard departed early yes terday for the lower counties on a business trip. Accorctmg to tne information fur nished, in the Federal indictment. Doc. tor Ellis purchased 8,0(M grains of morphine sulphate from a Memphi. drug firm. Under the law. which was parsed about a year ago, physicians an. I druggists handling the narcotic drugs are re-cjuired to keep an exact accohn; of all their supplies, showing to whin: they issue portions of it and in win. quantities it is given. They are a! lowed to prescribe doses only in cer- i tain regu'atcd forms and th.- size m ' tl-.e ilr.se no:..t U0 wit bin :i li.o.t fixed by the law. When Deputy Interna! Revenue Col lector Frank T. Digges. of St. 1 .uis. called iii!n Do Irr El'is la.st winter he found but 0 grains of the morhpi: e supply which the doctor had purchas ed from Memphis in his possession. The revenue agent already pos sessed the information that the ! tor had purchased .000 grains through a system of checks that the Govei mue..t keeps upon the sales made by tl e w holesale drug houses. The records Unit Doctor Elli filed failed to show the amounts in whic-i he had sold hi:.- .supply of morphine; it failed to reveal to whom he had sold the drug, and likewise did not show properly what Ids total distribution had been. At the hist session of the Federal Grand Jury, Digges v e nt before t In jury and placed the facts he had dl--covered before them. They n-tur:,; d an indictment against the doctor im mediately. Under the Harrison law the penalty for any violation is a maximum fine ,,f $2,000 or a sentence of not more than five years in tho Federal prison, i both. When the Harrison la v went ino effect a year ago March 1 last. Fed eral revenue agent.-, in all parts of the country began their activity endeavor ing to stamp ent the nan-otic drie evil that prevailed in many localities. In the larger cities many arrests were made and indictment followed indii i ment. Under the terms of the present law it is a violation for any oerson n t specifically authorized by the law it self to have any of the drug in hi: possession. SHOE FACTORY WORKERS ARE AWARDED A HALF HOLIDAY Scheme Will be Tried Saturdays in .May and Ma be Adopted rr the entire Summer Menii. Employes tl th" shoe fuel i - terday afternoon c-nioyoil thob fir.-t half holiday ta Saturday a fit moons of the spring and nummei- :-vu.-k. Because of the fact t'.:ar :V. f ictory is not pressed urgently for its maxi mum capacity of shoe?, the e v. ploys will be dismissed each :-at!i -'ay after noon at 1 o'clock durj'ng May. The half holiday feai.ure w ill 1 e tried as an experiment in May, it was an nounced, and if th , rsulta prove sat isfactory, the sy.'tem jprobidily will be rontjmird throughout ! th" n:i ner.