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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD.. FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1916.
P4 Guides o Telephonic Speech 'T'HE telephone wires are the guides of telephonic 1 speech. Along these wires pass the electric impulses which reproduce the vibrations of the human voice to the listening ear of the person you wish-to reach. . Along these talk tracks the electric current travels at the rate of 56000 miles a second. No matter what the distance, telephonic communication is practically instantaneous. There are 21,000,000 miles of these guiding wires in the Bell system. They form a national system of highways and byways for telephonic speech uniting more than 9,000,000 telephone subscribers, and carry ing 28,000,000 telephone talks daily. Every Bell Telephone is a Long Distance Station Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co. BABY CHRISTENED IN DRESS 108 YEARS OLD Yarberry Infant Is Named In Costume Worn by Great, Great Grandma. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Yarberry was christened by l ather Pruente at St. Mary's Catholic church Sunday morning in a dress that was more than a century old. Mrs. Alois Zimmer, grandmother of the baby, remodeled the dress slight ly, but it was a part of the gown worn by a Miss Ruessler, the baby's great great grandmother when she was led to the altar in Bavaria in 180S. The dress has been in the family ever since, and several girls became brides in it. After the gown was abandoned as the costume for brides, it was cut up anil divided among the girls in the immediate family. This was nearly a half century ago. Mrs. Alois Zizmmer, the grandmoth er of Baby Yarberry, was given one section of the dress. It has since been worn by children at christening. Baby Yarberry was the eleventh child to be baptized in this dress. But for each ceremony the costume had to be altered. All of the Zimmer children were christened in it. Al Zimmer, the youngest of the Zimmer children, was the last to receive his baptismal cere mony in it. He is now twenty years of age. After he was christened, Mrs. Zim mer announced that the dress woidd become the property of this son, and it was at his suggestion that his little nephew was baptized in it. Baby Yarberry is a smaller baby than Al Zimmer was, and in order for this youngster to appear at home in the dress, his grandmother reduced it. After she had made it ready for her little grandson, she found it necessary to wash and iron the garment. And in spite of the fact that it is 108 years old, it stood the strain without tearing. The dress is made of hand embroidery and is of a style that is worn this year. Baby Yarberry was christened Glenn Leonard Yarberry. His grandma and his grandpa were his godmother and godfather. Glenn is just twelve days old today, but he can coo oh, how he can coo! DO GEESE COMMUNICATE? The Globe of Wellsville, Kansas, is responsible for this interesting anec dote: "Byron Shields is convinced that geese have some method of communi cation. Out on his farm he has a number of geese which use the same nest in a cattl eshed. The other morning two of the geese were on the nest when a turkey hen came along and drove them off the nest, and ap propriated it to herself. The geese waddled off, around the shed to where the gander was standing, and in a minute or two the whole bunch of geese, headed by the indignant gan der, returned to the nest and the tur key hen. The old gander reached down, nipped the turkey and literally lifted her from her nest, and the two geese took her place. Now if the old gander wasn't told the trouble, why (lid he come to the aid of his mates ? 3C H0D1AM0NT BANK WINS $5000 SUIT Judge Snider Takes Franklin Away From Jury and Ends Trial. Judge John A. Snider yesterday aft ernoon took the trial of the $500 Ho- diamont Bank suit against the J. E. Franklin estate out of the hands of the jury and ordered a judgment in favor of the bank, at the same time ordering the Franklin estate to pay the bank interest on its money. Following the Judge's action in set tling the suit, preparations to appeal the case to a higher court were made by attorneys for the Franklin estate, The case will be considered as a test case in the litigation in which the Franklin estate is involved. Frank lin's affairs still are in the hands of a liquidating committee, which, under agreement of the creditors, will settle the estate and declare a final dividend. The Hodiamont Bank of St. Louis sued on a note for $3000 signed by Mr. Franklin, w'hich was unpaid. The at torneys for the Franklin estate urged that the bank had entered the agree ment to abide by the work of the liqui dating committee, and take the pro rata share of the money obtained. The bank, however, contended that it was not bound to the agreement by reason of the fact that the bank's cashier signed the agreement and not the directors. The case had been pending in the Common Pleas Court for a number of months, and yesterday a trial of the case before a jury was started. IL I). GROSS HAS PARALYSIS. Former Cape Man SulTere Paralytic Storke at Kennett. Friends of Henry D. Gross of Ken nett, formerly of. the Cape, yesterday were informed that he had suffered a paralytic stroke last Saturday. He is a brother of G. H. Gross of this city. Mr. Gross is engaged in the meat market business in Kennett, in which city he has resided for the past twelve years. He is 5C years old and was raised in the vicinity of Gordonville. In a letter to his brother hero he states that both his legs are affected by the stroke, but that he is now im proving. Mrs. V. S. Allen Entertained Friend ship Club at Cards. Mrs. W. S. Allen yesterday after noon was hostess to the members of the Friendship club at her home on South Ellis street. Bridge and "300" were features of the entertainment. Late in the afternoon a two-course luncheon was served. The members in attendance were: Mrs. T. James, Mrs. S. L. Jacobs, Mrs. W. S. Green, Mrs. C. V. Ransom, Mrs. D. S. Bollinger and Mrs. P. R. Morgan. The next meeting of the club will be held June 13 at the home of Mrs. W. S. Green, 220 North Lorimier. FOR SALE 14 acres, 25 acres and SO acres; three miles from city limits, on Jackson Pike. See J. Matt Morrison. L KITCHENER LOST Oil WARSHIP BRITISH FIELD MARSHAL AND STAFF WERE ON THEIR WAY TO RUSSIA. CRUISER SUNK BY MINE OR TORPEDO; 655 ON BOARD Four Boats Were Seen to Leave Ves sel After Disaster, but English Ad miralty Reports That No Sur vivors Have Been Found. British War Minister, who was lost on ship while on way to Russia. London, June 6. Lord Kitchener, secretary of state for war, and his staff have lost their lives in the de struction of the British cruiser Hamp shire off the Scottish coast, it was an nounced by the admiralty. The cruiser was carrying Lord Kitchener and his aids on their way to Russia. The vessel either hit mine or was torpedoed. Search was made for survivors, but none has been found. The following official report was made: "The admiralty reports with deep regret that the ship Hampshire, with Lord Kitchener and his staff on board, was sunk off the Orkney islands eith er by a mine or a torpedo. "Four boats were seen by observers on the shore to leave the ship. "Heavy seas were running, but pa trol vessels and destroyers at once proceeded to the scene. "At the same time a party was sent along the shore to sarch for bodies. Only a capsized boat had been found up io the time of the issuance of this report. "The whole shore has been searched from the seaward, but it is greatly feared that there i.i little hope for any survivors. No report has yet been re ceived from the 3earch party ou shore. The Hampshire was proceeding to Russia." All England was shocked too deeply to give much thought to the question of a successor, but there were quiet reports on the street that David Lloyd- George, the present minister of muni tions, might occupy the war portfolio The report to the admiralty of the loss of the HaniDsaire was made hy Sir John Jellicoe, commander of the British grand fleet. The British cruiser Hampshire car ried a complement of C55 men, not counting her passengers. It Is not known whether she was sunk by a mine or torpedo, but the fact that she w:i3 destroyed while near the Orkney islands, at the extreme northern end of Scotland, indicates she was fit tacked by a German submarine, un less she accidentally ran into a mine which storms had caused to break loose. The Hampshire displaced 10,85) tons and was in the tame class with the Devonshire, Argyll, Roxburgh. AM rim and Carnarvon. She was 450 feet olng and 65 feet in the beam and was capable of 22 knots. The lost cruiser was protected with Krupp armor and was equipped with four 7.5-inch guns, singly in turrets fore and aft; six six-Inch guns !n case ments, three two-inch guns, 22 three- pounders, machine guns and torpedo tubes. The Hampshire was built at Flswlck and had been in commission about If years. Sne was commanaea oy capi. Henry W. Crant F 12 OTHERS HURT WHEN GAS TANK BLOWS UP. H. D. Ferguson, General Manager of U. S. Incandescent Light Co., Among the Victims. St. Louis, June 6. A second explo sion of gas tanks at the United States Incandescent Light Co., Ewing and Clark avenues, caused the death of four men and serious injuries to two others. H. D. Ferguson, general manager of the company and brother of Edward Ferguson, the president, was one of the men killed. About 10 men re neived minor injuries. OUR KILLED In EH LAMM WILL COVER S. E. MO. ON TRIP Candidate For Governor Will Attend German American Alliance Picnic. A whirlwind speaking campaign of two weeks has been mapped out by Judge Henry Lamm, candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor, as his Southeast Missouri itinerary. He will visit at least fifty towns and village in this section of the State. Announcement of Judge Lamm's course in campaigning this corner of Missouri was made last night by Capt. H. W. Bridges, who returned to the Cape early yesterday morning from a trip through the lower counties, where he made preliminary arrangements for Judge Lamm's speaking tour. Mr. Lamm will be in this city on June 15 and will deliver a speech at the Courthouse. He will speak in Jackson on the night before. With the exception of Sundays, every day for the following two weeks will be devoted to spcechs throughout the lower counties. He will employ both railroads and automobiles in making his trips from town to town, end when on automo bile trips, it is planned to make many stops to meet the farmers and resi dents of the various small hamlets. The campaign in Southeast Missouri may be called Judge Lamm's opening gun of the gubernatorial campaign against Swanger. Judge Lamm will be accompanied on his trip by W. E. Harrison of St. Louis and probably Captain Bridges, who is thoroughly acquainted in Southeast Missouri. The list of speeches that he will make on his tour through this section of the State is as follows: Ste. Gene vieve, June 12; Perryville, June 13; Jackson, June 14; Cape Girardeau, June 13; Oran, 1:30 p. m., June lfi; Sikeston, evening of June 16; Poplar Bluff, June 17; Xew Madrid, June 19; Caruthersville, June 20; Maiden. June 21; Bloomfield, June 22; Marble Hill, June 23; Fredericktown, June 24, and Farmington, June 26. With the exception of the single aft ernoon speech at Oran, all of his ad dresses will be made in the evening. At the various other towns that he will visit, the Judge will endeavor to meet ae many people as possible, and if he is called upon by local reception committees for an address, he will be prepared to speak from his train or automobile. The complete itinirary for the trip follows: June 12 Entire day at Ste. Gene vieve, wih address in evening. June 13 Entire day at Perryville, wtih speech in evening. June 14 Automobile party from the Cape and Jackson will go to Perryville to take charge of his trip through Cape County. The trip from Ferry- ville to Jackson will be made in auto mobiles via Fricdheim, Appleton, New Wells, Shawneetown, Pocahontas (din ner at Pocahontas), Fruitlnnd and Jackson, where address will be deliv ered at the Courthouse in the evening. June 15 Automobile trip to the Cape from Jackson, via Tilsit, Gordon ville and Dutchtown. Speech at the Cape Courthouse in evening. June 16 Automobile trip to Sikes ton by way of Illmo, Fornfelt, Kelso, New Hamburg, Benton, Oran (where he will speak at 1:30 p. m.) and on into Sikeston escorted by reception committee from Sikeston. Speech in evening. June 17 Trip by train to Poplar Bluff from Sikeston. Entire day to be spent there, with speech in evening. June 18 (Sunday) eRturn to the Cape by railroad to spend the day. June 19 He will be in the Cape until 12:45 p. m., when he will go by train to Lilboum, thence to New Mad rid, where he will speak in evening. June 20 Leave New Madrid by au tomobile for Hayti, via Marston, Con ran and Portaerevillef lunch here). From Hayti to Caruthersville, where he will speak in the evening. June 21 By railroad to Kennett, thence by auto to Maiden, via White Oak, Holcomb, Gibson and Campbell. Speech at Maiden in the evening. June 22 Automobile from Maiden to Bloomfield by way of C'.arkton, Gideon, Bernie and Dexter. Speech at Bloomfield in evening. June 23 Auto from Bloomfield to Marble Hill by way of Advance, Al- enville, Whitewater, Leopold and Laf in. Speech at Marble Hill in evening. June 24 By rail from Lutesville to redericktown; speech there in the evening. June 25 (Sunday) Auto to Farm- ngton, where his itinirary will be turned over to the committee in St. Francois County. Judge Lamm has made arrange ments to return to the Cape on July 2 to attend the big annual picnic of the German-American Alliance to be held at the Old Fairgrounds. Many other candidates also will attend that OF REPUBLIC DIES YUAN SHI KAI SUCCUMBS TO AT TACK TO STOMACH TROU BLE AT PEKIN. POISON REPORT IS DENIED LI Yuan Hung Succeeds to Presidency, Meeting Demands of Revolution ists in Southern Provinces Political Crisis Closes. frits ' ' V-7W4 fit Prssidert of China, who dies, leav ing the nation without a leader. Pckin, June 6. Yuan Shi Kai, presi dent of the Chinese republic, died here. Premier Tuan Chi Jui immedi ately advised Li Yuan Hung, the vice president, of his succession to the presidency. Yuan Shi Kai had been ill for sev eral days with stomach trouble, whi' was followed by a nervous brea down. Quiet prevails in the capital. The death of the president apparently solves the heated political crisis. Li Yuan Hung's succession to the presi dency meets the demands of the lead ers in the southern provinces. When Yuan was taken ill May 28 it was reported that he had been poi soned, but this was emphatically de nied. Yuan Shi Kai died while the storms of revolution were gathering in In creasing strength. . The revolt broke out in December, 1915, when the presi dent announced his Intention of estab lishing a monarchy and ascending the throne as the first emperor of a new dynastv. His coronation was set for early in February of this year, but was postponed indefinitely, owing to the extraordinary rapidity with which the revolt spread through southern China. Several attempts were made upon the president's life and a bomb plot was discovered in the imperial pulace. The establishing of a monarchy was strenuously opposed by Japan and the final abandonment of the plan was largely credited to the representations made by Tokio. TO TEACH SPANISH AT NORMAL SCHOOL Courses Are Given To Promote Friendly Relations Between American Countries. In order to encourage a more friend ly intercourse between the American nations through the study of the Span ish language and Spanish institutions, the American Association for Interna tional Conciliation this summer will offer a series of courses in the Span ish language, geography and history at the Cape Normal School. Announcement of the proposed courses was made yesterday by the ofticer.s of the Xormal School. The courses will begin Friday, June 0, and full credit will be given for the com pletion of a term's work in the sub .lects offered, as in other branches at the Normal. The series will include three courses in Spanish language, two in Spanish American geography, and two in Spanish-American history. The Spanish Club, which was or ganized last year, will be continued, and muih successful work is expected from that organization. F. L. Phil lips will be in charge of the classes this summer as a year ago. function, and efforts are being made to have one of the Presidential or Vice-President aspirants in the city for that occasion. CASTORIA Tor Infants and CMldren. The Kind Yea Hara Always Bought Bears the Signature of 3v f ALCOHOL 3 PER CK NT - AVgclabkrVeparalionrflrAsj lin die Siomadis amiBowls af Promotes DigpsItonJCkeifi ncss and ResLContains Kilter OpiuniIorptune norNiamL KOT NARCOTIC. JfapHaSttdm jt.'r trma JbmtSud frpptrinttit JXCarttaekSida - AT",!' ' m Aperfect Remedy forCowRp t Ion , Sour Stonaci.Dlarrtm "VYonas.ConvulsioiisJiev'msa iiess andloss or Sleep. Itoc Simile Signature of ?hz Centa-jr Compass pi- NEW Exact Copy of Wrapper. COM'L CLUB 0. K'S. MAIL TRAIN IDEA Hears Report on Frisco Franchise Suit Before Judge Sanborn. At a short meeting of the Commer cial Club last night a move, sponsored by the Postofiice Department, to obtain an early morning mail train from St. Louis south on the Memphis line of the Frisco, was indorsed and Secretary Martin was instructed to advise the postal authorities of the co-operation of the Cape organization. The proposed train would depart from St. Louis about 2 o'clock in the morning and pass through thij city about 6 o'clock. It would serve as a mail distributor to virtually all of Southeast Missouri. At the meeting a proposition to send Secretary Martin to attend a meeting to be held shortly by Commercial Club secretaries in Springfield was referred to the executive commitee, and Mar tin probably will make the trip. A communication from Attorney George B. Webster, of St. Louis, was read bearing on the situation of the city's case against the Frisco in mak ing the purchasers of the railroad at the foreclosure sale maintain the city's present franchise contract. Mr. Webster, who was retained by. the dub to aid City Counselor Kr.e-hn.-, in lighting the Frisco into a maintenance of the franchise contract, appeared before Judge Sanborn at St. Louis, where the Cape's case was op posed by the counsel for the railroad and the bonding companies holding securities which are issued against this part of the Frisco system. Judge Sanborn gave time for both sides to prepare briefs, and declared that the Cape still had time to be heard in court if the city's proposition possesses merit. Mr. Knehans and Mr. Webster now are preparing briefs for the case. Judge Sanborn also told Webster that if the Cape should lose the case in his court, he would suggest to the city authorities here that at the time of the foreclosure sale the city be rep resented. When the sale is held, the Judge said, the Cape's representative should give public notice of the city's franchise contract with the railroad, and that the city expected the purchas er to abide by the terms of that contract. This move would remove a1! possibility of the purchaser setting up a claim of being an "innocent third party," the Judge pointed out. Mayor Kage, when told of this fea ture severl days ago, remarked that the city will protect its interests in that manner. Those who attended the meeting last night were Henry Brissenden, Judge Edward D. Hays, Father Murtaugh, Prof. H. L. Roberts, Prof. C. E. Ben son, Emil Drusch, Sam M. Carter, George Naeter and Secretary Martin. Frank Williams, a farmer living on the East Side, yesterday was in the Cape and related a story about one of the freaks of the big storm that swept over Southeast Missouri and part of Illinois Monday night. 1 For Infants and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature of In ii use For Over Thirty Years TC CCHTUH COMPANY. NEW TO CIT. News From Route Four Route Four, June 1. Mr. and Mrs. David Looney made a business trip to the Cape today. Jno. W. Hoffman has some of the finest cherries ever grown in this part of th? county. Miss Clara Griffin, who was injured in an auto accident Tuesday, is getting along nicely. Gottfried Brugger and family visited Jos. Kirchdoerfcr and family Sunday and attended church in the Cape. Misses Emma and Clara Hoffman will go to Leemon Saturday morning to spend a few days visiting the fami ly of Wm. Shoults ami other relatives. Eric Weiss is going to purchase an auto real soon. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Weiss enter tained a number of their friends Sun day, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Klaproth, Mr. and Mrs. David Looney, Mr. and Mrs. Erie Dodson, Mr. :md Mrs. EIz;i Ross, W. C. Weiss, Mrs. Bernice We is.-: and Miss Jane ?Iasters. All enjoyed a most pleasant day. Wm. Ross expects to begin building his new barn Monday morning. Jim Langston and his road crew are working on th Gordonville road this week. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Job attended the Heislcr funeral Monday afternoon. Herman and Joe Schabbing took a lot of stock to market Monday. Dl'NKLIN COUNTY MERCHANT FILES BANKRUPTCY PETITION T. L. Jones, a Merchant at Manley. Dunklin County, a Bankrupt Files Petition in U. S. Court. T. L. Jones, a merchant at Manley. Dunklin County, filed a petition in bankruptcy in the United States Dis trict Court, which has been referred to Referee in Bankruptcy O. A. KnA hans for investigation. In his schedule of assets and liabili ties, Jones declares that he had secur ed claims of $r"i8; unsecured claims amounting to $120:1.24, and liabilities totaling .$2131.21. He has real estate valued at $102."., he claims, and debts that are due him on open account total $6(R Hs total assets are $2608, of which S703 is rep resented by insurance. BOOSTS LAMM FOR GOVERNOR. J St. Louis Man Declares Supreme Court Judge VilJ Clean Lp ms City. William E. Harrison, who says he is traveling and paying his own expenses as secretary of a Good Government Club in St. Louis, or Young Men's Re publican League, yesterday was in the Cape seeking to initiate the organiza tion of a Lamm for Governor Club. Harrison declares that in their search for a responsible man the club members had determined upon Judge Lamm. His organization has 7000 members in St. Louis, he said, and there are 400 young men in all walks of life out in the Stat: organizing Lamm clubs, he said. HOT ft 0 HnM a pail