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lr H li U 1 r vw 1 11 mm -H . H THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULA TION IS THE L ARGEST -IN CAPE GIRARDEAU, i t i THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. t i : : A KEWSPArjSR THAT PRINTS ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST VOL. XV. AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JUNE 8. 1916. NUMBER 22. ttt- -rrvri'r UNE a liY ll i lY TO TRY EIGHT BUTLER COUNTY TAX SUITS HERE Carl C. Abbiogton Seeks To Retrieve $3000 Collector's Commissions. FIGHT OUTGROWTH OF TOWNSHIP ARGUMENT Two Men Claimed Key To Cash Drawer Supreme Court Pickled Abbington. The trial of a series of eight cases, each growing out of township manipu lations in Butler County in the last four years, will be started this morn ing in Common Pleas Court, when Carl C. Abbington, County Collector of Butler County, will seel: to retrieve approximately $300 from township col lectors who took in the money. The history of the township manip ulations traces itself back to the time when Butler County adopted township organization and then, on resubmis sion, kicked it out. The wrangle over tax commissions followed when two sets of collectors were on the job. The position of the township officers was tested in the Supreme Court and it was found that they were without standing. In November, 1912, at the general election, Butler County adopted what is known as the township organiza tion. Accordingly, township collectors to take in the taxes were elected and they remained legally in office until November, 1914, when the question of township organization was again sub mitted to the voters and it lost. For several days after the election the outcome thereof was unknown, and in the meantime the township collec tors continued to exercise the func tions of their offices under the town ship organization. f -r'-ATseotr" as it "was determined that the townsnip collectors had been done away with, it became necessary to have a county collector. There was no difficulty about that, for almost over night the county was furnished with two collectors. The county court declared the right to appoint a collector under those cir cumstances was vested in that tribunal and proceeded to name Harry I. Dun can of Poplar Bluff for the place. However, Governor Major was con vinced that he possessed the appoin tive power and he named Carl C. Ab bington of Poplar Bluff, a Democratic lawyer and a brother of Edward L. Abbington, well known Democratic politician. The two collectors Duncan and Ab bington proceed to question each other's rights to handle the county's cash drawer and within a short time were at logger-heads. Abbington ap pealed to the Attorney General, who instituted a quo warranto proceedings in the Supreme Court, making all the township collectors and Collector Dun can parties thereto. The Supreme Court held that the voters had turned down the township organization and likewise held that the Governor of the State had the authori ty to name the county collector. Mr. Abbington forthwith filed his bond as collector, which was on April 15, 1915. During the litigation the "cream" of the tax money had been paid into the county treasury through the township collectors. The month of December following the election had been par ticularly lucrative and the collectors' commissions were substantial. This thing had continued from No vember, 1914 to April, 1915, when Mr. Abbington filed his bond. The men who held the purse strings and col lected the collector's commissions and who were made defendants in suits to recover the commissions by Mr. Ab bington, are as follows: J. R. Ratcliff, Jay Reading, of Rombauer; J. H. Har well, of Hendrickson; Henry Phillips, of ronton; M. L. Deaton; Max Berger, of Qulin; I. H. Barnhill and J. A. Gardner. The defense offered by the several, township officers is that Mr. Abbing ton did not become collector and was not entitled to the commissions until he had filed his bond. The position as county collector will be filled at the general election this fall and John Harwell is a candidate for the Republican nomination. Thus far there are no Democratic aspirants for the job, and it is said the county MEXICANS STORM U. S. CONSULATE CHIHUAHUA CITY Mob of Thousand Tear Down Shield and Smash Win dows of Building. ATTEMPT IS MADE TO BURN FOREIGN CLUB Americans Flee Over Roofs and Are Stoned By Crowd Several Hurt. Special to The Tribune. Chihuahua City, Mexico, June 7. A mob of several thousand Mexicans tonight attacked the American Consu late, tore down the official shield over the door and shattered the windows of the building. Gen. Lopez rushed a detachment of troops to the Consulate and drove the mob away. The crowd then swarmed about the Foreign club, which was also stormed. The windows were shat tered, doors broken down and an at tempt was made to burn the structure. A score of foreigners, including some Americans, escaped by making their way out over the roof. They were pursued by a mob and stoned. The city is under martial law, declared by Gen. Trevino. The outbreak followed a patriotic demonstration in the opera house early in the evening. Washington, June 7. Mexican Am bassador Arredono asked Secretary Lansing late today when Gen. Car ranza could expect a reply to the de mand for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico. Lansing inform ed him that there was "no prospect of a reply." A lengthy cipher message was dispatched to Special Agent Rodgers at Mexico City. Doubt is being felt that Carranza does not un derstand the attitude of this country. A message from Chihuahua City to night states hat Gen. Trevino, com manding officer of he Carranza forces, told an immense crowd which gathered in the opera house in that city, that unless America withdraws its soldiers immediately from Mexico, Carranza will call all Mexicans to arms. London, June 7 Germans have cap tured the British trenches at Hooge on the north end of the British lines in France. Berlin, June 7. It was officially announced tonight that Fort Vaux has been held by the German troops since last night. Paris, June 7. The War Office ad mits that communications with Fort Vaux have been lost since 3 o'clock this morning, when the fort was still in French hands. The bombardment is so intense that communication is impossible. Artillery is active on both sides of the Meuse river. Petrograd, June 7. Prisoners thus far captured in the Russian offensive movement between Pripet and the Roumanian frontier number 40,000, nine hundred of whom, are , officers. Many guns were also captured. committee will have to draft a candidate. r MSJM Republicans in Chicago Convention Hall ' And Exterior View of ammoth Coliseum --liVVflBlfcViV"-'- -ir - j- J fr-ff.JViYY f Vi r f-rfuwfrte . -.ft ibVltUA-'f ' ' -'t-'-t I GIRLS SELL THEIR HOME-MADE CANDY Walther League Will Use Funds In Repairing Trinity Hall Tennis Courts. Home-made candy taflfy, caramels, fudge, chocolates, good old-fashioned sticky molasses candy, the kind that your grandma used to make will be a feature of the ice cream social to be staged tonight by the Walther League of Trinity German Lutheran church. at Trinity hall (formerly the Alt home). The candy will be made by the young women of the organization and they will be in charge of the selling. The combined candy sale and ice cream social is expected to attract a large crowd, and music and other entertain ments have been arranged for. The proceeds from the social will be devoted to the repair of the tennis courts in the rear of Trinity hall. The tennis courts have not been put in shape for this season and many of the league members are anxious to get them repaired for service as quickly as possible. Work upon the courts has already been started and when com pleted they will rank among the best in the city. DR. WAITE'S EXECUTION TO BE DELAYED BY AX APPEAL New York, June 7. Counsel for Dr. Arthur Warren Waite, sentenced to die during the week of July 10 for the murder of his father-in-law, John E. Peck, filed a notice of appeal for a new trial today. This action will de lay the time of execution. DR. LYMAN IS CONVICTED OF rSING MAILS TO DEFRAUD New Y'ord, June 7. The jury which has been trying the case of Dr. J. Grant Lyman, charged with using the mails to defraud stock investors, today returned a verdict of guilty after 50 minutes' deliberation. WILLIS MARTIN, JR. TO WED TONIGHT Ceremony Will Mark Thirtieth Anniversary of Parent's Nuptials. On the thirtieth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Willis L. Martin, their son, Willis L. Martin Jr., tonight will be married to Miss Ger trude Fuller by Rev. A. Wilder, pastor of Trinity German Lutheran church. The double wedding celebration will be very quiet and only the close rela tives and intimate friends of the bridal couple will attend the affair. Mr. and Mrs. Martin, the elder couple, will receive congratulations at their home, 025 William street. Yesterday everting it had not been determined by the couple whether the ceremony will be conducted at the Wilder home or elsewhere. Miss Ful ler's parents now reside in Oklahoma, where they went from the Cape about ten years ago. Miss Fuller has been residing at the home of Tom Miller. Young Martin, who is 23 years old, is a carpenter and is favorably known in the Cape. His bride is 18 years old. The bride will be accompanied by Mr. Martin's sister, Miss Pearl Mar tin, and Mr. Martin will be attended by Walter Bohnsack. The young man's father has lived in this city for many years and formerly was chief of police here. Following their marriage the bridal couple will remain in the Cape and will reside at the home of the bride groom's parents on William street. Di HOERR'S TOES BADLY CUT. 2o-Pound Weight Fell on Auto Tire Man Foot and Toes are Injured. David Hoerr, an automobile tire salesman well known in this city, was painfully injured Tuesday evening when a 25-pound weight, used as a part of a rubber vulcanizing instru ment, fell on his foot. The accident occurred in the service station at Broadway and Pacific. The sharp edges of the weight cut through the . shoe and resulted in Mr. Hoerr's toe being lacerated. It was said that if the weight had fallen an inch closer toward -the arch of his foot, the" entire toe might have been amputated by the weight. BOY IS BLOWN INTO FIELD YET UNHURT Scott Couniy Youth Carried Sev eral Hundred Yards By Cy cloneHouse Destroyed. New Hamburg, Mo., June 7. The havoc of the terrible storm that cut a narrow swath through portions of our village Monday night is worse than was first thought. The residence and barn of Frank Kern, a farmer near here, were not only demolished but scattered over the neighboring. farms for miles around.. Mr. and Mrs. Kern are a young couple and have but one child. They slept on the first floor. On the sec ond floor slept John Schoen, 15 years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schoen of Benton, and a brother to Mrs. Kern. Just what happened im mediately after the storm struck the house is not known, even by the occu pants. When they regained consciousness they were widely separated in differ ent parts of the field. Johnny Schoen found himself several hundred yards from where the house was. He was wrapped up in a quilt, just as he had slept. He was probably more scared than injured. Mr. and Mrs. Kern were brought to consciousness by the rain pouring on them. By calls they located each other, and the baby was found by its cries. As the house and ite contents had been blown away and scattered widely, the Kerns were left with only their night clothes. Dr. Schindler of New Hamburg was summoned as soon as possible. He found all suffering more or less from bruises, but the Schoen boy was un hurt. He was taken to his home in Benton by Dr. Schindler. The fact that the Schoen boy had been blown the farthest and that he was still wrapped up in a quilt and uninjured is regarded as a miracle. At the Leo Westrich place the house and barn were also demolished. For tunately no one occupied the house at the time of the storm. A horse in the barn was fatally injured. The Philip Schitter residence was only slightly damaged, the flues being blown down. The barn of Henry Brunke, near Oran, was destroyed, and his orchard greatly damaged. Joseph Westrich's barn, about a mile south of here, was blown down, and its contents scattered over neighboring farms. BASEBALL SCORES. National League. Pittsburgh rain. . Chicago rain. Brooklyn rain. St. Louis 2-6-2; Boston 3-4-1. American League. Chicagorain. Cleveland rain. Detroit rain. New York 5-8-1; St. Louis 6-13-4. PEACE PLANS AT CHICAGO MAY END IN A ROUGH HOD! Republicans Will Nominate Hughes and Bull Moose Will Name Roosevelt, Leaders Say, Who Will Hide and See What Happens. G. 0. P. ANXIOUS FOR HARMONY, MOOSE CRAVING FOR A BATTLE Colonel Roosevelt Urged By Re publicans To Visit Chicago and Preserve Order Balloting Will Begin Tomorrow, According To Present Plans. SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE TRIBUNE Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 7. Announcement was made late tonight that Col. Roosevelt would go to Chicago. He announced a few days ago that he would not go to Chicago unless an unforeseen contingency arose. That arose today in the form of urgent calls from both Progressives and Repub licans, who urged him to go to Chicago. His leadership there, his close friends say, will be the dominant factor -"n deciding whether there is to be political peace or a third ticket. Chicago, June 7. At the end of the first day's session of the Republican and Progressive conventions the hope of harmony is being rapidly aban doned. The Republicans have made up their minds to nominate Justice Hughes, in the belief that his nomination will result in Roosevelt refusing to accept the Bull Moose nomination. On the other hand, the Progressives have decided to nominate Roosevelt because they are confident that if he is nominated Hughes will not run on the Republican ticket. At tomorrow's session Senator Borah will make an attempt to extend the olive branch and ask for the appointment of a com mittee of three to confer "with any prrrryM-wtth a view to uniting on candi dates and the platform. It was decided tonight that Senator Fall of New Mexico will make the speech nominating Roosevelt from the floor of the Republican convention. The balloting on a candidate for Presi dent will begin Friday, but not more than one vote will be taken on that day, according to the present pros pects. Notwithstanding the report that Hughes will not accept the Republican nomination if the Progressives nomi nate Roosevelt, the Republicans are going to make him their candidate. Roosevelt's supporters tonight said he would run as the Progressives' candi date rather than support the man whom he termed another Wilson. A few words from Hughes would make his nomination certain on the first ballot. Unless effective opposi tion comes, he will be chosen on the third or fourth ballot anyway. An announcement from Roosevelt that he would support Hughes would cause a stampede to the Justice. The Republican leaders tonight are willing to do anything but nominate the Colonel, if he will only behave. Tonight a radical preparedness plank, intended to catch the Colonel, is under discussion by the Resolutions Com mittee. They are also considering a suffrage plank, which is also intended as bait for Mr. Roosevelt. The keynote speech at the Republi can convention today extinguished all hope of stampeding the convention for Harding. This oration tired the dele gates and made the spectators weary. One of the sensational statements made tonight came from William Loeb, former secretary to Roosevelt, who stated that if the Colonel is nomi nated by the Republicans, the Progres sive party would disband. There is no hope for the Colonel, according to Senators Borah and Crane, who said tonight that the nomination of Justice Hughes is a certainty. Frank H. Hitchcock, the undisputed boss of the Hughes boosters, said to night: "We shall have about 400 votes for Hughes on the first ballot and will probably be able to nominate him on the second ballot. Justice Hughes will be placed in nomination by Governor Whitman of New York, and Senator Fulton of Oregon will second it. We shall make no attempt to force any conditions as to the platform. We want a platform acceptable to the Progressives as well as the regular Republicans, and we shall agree on 5E any set of resolutions that are offered, provided they do not violate none of the recognized principles of the Re publican party." W. P. Jackson, National Republican committeeman from Maryland, tonight wired Roosevelt, begging him for the sake of party harmony to come to Chicago at once. He declared in his message: "That the national interests demand a complete reunion of th Republican party, and I believe this can he accomplished by a more perfect understanding between you and the Republican convention." Mr. Harding said, in part: "The country, wearied afresh by a disappointing and distressing Demo cratic administration, is calling for Republican relief, and there is every inspiration, every encouragement, and every confidence that the light of Re publican conscience, set aflame in this convention, will illumine the way to the country's restoration. "We did not do very well in making for harmony the last time we met. The country has regretted; let us for get and make amends to our country. We did not divide over fundamental principles, we did not disagree over a national polity. We split over meth ods of party procedure and preferred personalities. Let us forget the dif ferences, and find new inspiration and new compensation in an united en deavor to restore the country. "The essential principles of Repub licanism are unchanged and unchang ing; the lofty intent, the indestruc tible soul and the undying spirit of Republicanism are as dominant today years ago, or at any time during the intervening years, and they are em phasized today by the proof recorded to Republican credit in the matchless chapters of American progress. . "N'o political party ever has builded or ever can build permanently except in conscientious devotion to abiding principles.- Time never alters a fun damental truth. Conditions do change, popular interest is self-asserti ng, and "paramounting" has its perils, as the Democratic party will bear witness; but the essentials of constructive govr. ernment and attending progress are abiding and unchanging. For examr pie, we ought to be as genuinely. American today as wben the founding, fathers flung their immortal defiance' in the face of old-world oppression. (Continued on page 4.) '