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Cap- Girardeau, Us, ' THE'WJ ELY IBUNE THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULA TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU, t t t CAPE ELKS TO GIVE A CIRCUS 0NSEPTEMBER29 Lodge Members Will Act Like Animals in a Big Tent Show. TINSLEY WILL PLAY RUSSIAN PRINCESS Zoelsmann to be Orphan Girl and Groves Will be Fatima. Attention, everybody! The Elks are going to give a circus That is, they are going to meet in a tent on the evening of Friday, Septem ber 29, and exhibit themselves for an admission fee. It is known as the "Original Hum bug Circus," and each actor will rep resent something which he ain't, ac cording to Magnus Dempsey, secre tary of the Elks Club, who will take the part of "Peony, the slum girl, who kills the villain in the first act." The circus probably will be given on the Whitelaw lot, although no de rision has been reached. The circus will be managed by a professional, but the actors will be made up of members of the local order of Elks. A. R. Zoelsmann will appear as Cin derella, an orphan girl, who supports an invalid uncle sprinkling salt on the pretzels in a chewing gum factory." She opens the circus with a pleasing little ditty, entitled: "When it rains, raise your umbrella." A. M. Tinsley has been assigned the stellar role. He will portray "Maggie, the beautiful Russian prin cess, who turns spy." Maggie, in love with an Austrian roughrider, obtains valuable secrets for the enemies of Russia. She is discovered in time to prevent the overthrow of her own government. Maggie is doomed to die in a vat of boiling oil, when Woodrow, the Aus trian roughrider, appears on the scene. He seizes Maggie, drags her to his waiting aeroplane, and they flit away for Austria as Czar Whiffenfeffer, stung by his daughter's disgrace, plunges a dagger into his heart. Charles W. Boutin takes the part of Woodrow, and Doc Porterfield is Czar Whiffenfeffer. Charles H. Overstolz, as Mile, de Horseradish, the nimble equestrienne, will perform on Spotto, the only spot ted elephant extant. Angelo Dempsey will appear as Spotto and is expected to trump everytime Mile, de Horse radish passes. Fred Groves, as Fatima, will serve as timekeeper for Ben He and Ben Her in their death-defying chariot race. Palmer Oliver and John P. Meyers will be Ben He and Ben Her. Alex C. Vasterling has been assign ed to the position of ringmaster. He will be dressed as Little Red Riding hood and will lead a Shetland pony. Charles Blattner, wearing red flan nel tights, will take the part of Caru so, the warbling tight-rope walker. He will fcing a lullaby, entitled: "Nobody loves me, because I've lost my shape." Others in the cast are: George Pat ton and Jack Cairns as the Gold Dust Twins. Doc Patton, the Con man. Scrappy Ruehman, Hercules. He will exhibit his muscles and do some heavy lifting. L. W. Tost, the daring bareback rider, whose fame extends over sever al continents. The ballet girls are: Charley Stehr, Al Mueller, Doc Vorbeck, Percy Oster loh, Johnny Miller and Harry Alex ander. ST. LOUISANS ENTERTAINED Mrs. Winston Boyce of 420 Good ttt etTt entertained Tuesday aft ernoon with a thimble party in honor of Mrs. L. Kledas and Mrs. Philip Stoll of St. Louis. Dinner was served at 5 o'clock, and among those who en joyed the repast, were: Mesdames L. kledas, Philip Stoll, C. Hassler, of St. Louis; C. Bueltemann, u. Meyer, m. nr Roth. C. Desselman, A. Waldman Arthur Vogel, Louis Kassel, w w wmr. Anton Schrader, O. Bock, W. Desselman and Misses Elsie Waldman and Antonia Schrader. VOL. XV FREDERICK LAMPE IS 81 YEARS OLD Relatives Stage Parly for Pioneer Cape County Farmer. Frederick Lampe, retired farmer and pioneer in Cape County, who is father- in-law of ' City Councilman Henry Brunke, yesterday celebrated his eighty-first birthday, at his home at 20 North Ellis street. Last night a large number of his close relatives gathered at his home on Ellis street and staged a surprise party for him, and yesterday he re ceived congratulations from many of his friends in the Cape. Mr. Lampe was born in Braun schweig, Germany. He came to this country in a sailboat when he was 12 years old, and has lived in Cape Coun ty virtually all the time since his ar rival in America. He operated a farm west of the Cape for many years, but for the last 18 years he has been re tired and living in the Cape. He lives with his wife at the Ellis street address. Two of his sons live on farms between the Cape and Jack son, William Lampe and Fred Lampe Jr. The other children are: Mrs. So phia Brunke, wife of Councilman Brunke, of the Cape; Albert Lampe, of 325 South Ellis street, and Mrs. Mary Sander of 820 Themis street. One daughter of the couple, Pauline Lampe, died when she was 10 years old. The old couple have been ma ried 52 years. Mr. Lampe has ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who are Raymond Bush, son of John Bush, and Albertine Brunke. Those who attended the surprise party last night were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunke and family, Al Lampe and family, Gus Sander and wife, Miss Dena Brunke and Mrs. Elizabeth Gra den, a sister-in-law of Mrs. Lampe. IRONTON RALLY TUESDAY Many Prominent Democrats to Attend Big Tent Meeting. The first of the tent meetings sched uled by the Democrats for Southeast Missouri will be held at Ironton next Tuesday. Party leaders from this and adjoining counties are planning to go to Ironton for the meeting. The orators who will address the meeting, according to the program sent to the Cape, will be: Senator Ollie James, Hoke Smith, of Georgia; James Ham Lewis, William J. Stone, James A. Reed and Champ Clark. The tent to be used at Ironton will be one of the small size, with a seat ing capacity of about 4000. TAXES NOW ARE DUE Meyer Is In His Office to Extract the Money from Cape Girardeauans. The annual fall payment of taxes has been started in the office of City Collector George H. Meyer, who has written out several receipts since Mon day. Last Monday virtually was the in itial day of taxpaying and from now on till the first of the year the city coffers are expected to expand. For several weeks Mr. Meyer has been em ployed in making out the tax receipts for the city and he now is prepared to take anyone's money on city prop erty and licenses. Last year the total tax collections together with the license collections amounted to approximately $40,000. For each month after January 1 that the tax bills on real estate are not paid, there will be a fine of one per cent per month imposed. ONE DIVORCE GRANTED Mrs. McGuire Gets Decree Judgment Against J. W. Phillips. Mrs. Lera McGuire yesterday was granted a divorce from her husband, Thompson McGuire, in Common Pleas Court by Judge John A. Snider. Little else occupied the attention of the court during the day. The Huie-Hodge Lumber Co. was granted a judgment for $1056.95 against J. W. Phillips on default and the court ordered the sale of property and a partition in the case of Emma Krieger against Elda Krieger. A NEWSPAPER THAT PRINTS ALL THE NEWS THAT'S PIT THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, MAY EXAMINE JOE J.. RUSSELL UNDER AN X-RAY 4 Doctors Say He Has Ulcers in Bowels May Go to St. Louis Today. CONGRESSMAN EXPECTS TO BE WELL IN A WEEK Tells Tribune Why President Wil son Will Win-Is Sure of Own Victory. Congressman Joseph J. Russell may be taken to St. Louis today for an x-ray examination in diagnosing the cause of illness from which he has been suffering for several months, it became known last night when he gave an interview .to a reporter for The Tribune. 1 He lay in bed at the home of Dr. R. F. Wichterich as he talked and ex pressed the hope that he will be in the harness and ready for his campaign in his district within mother week. Congressman Russell, according to the diagnosis of four physicians who have examined him closely, is suffering with bowel trouble. It is feared that ulcers have formed in his bowels and have been the cause of a swelling with which he has suffered much pain. Two months ago he was confined to his bed at Washington while in the midst of his legislative work in Con gress. His Washington physician treat ed him, and under the care of two trained nurses, he was able to return to his seat in the congressional halls. He remained in the House till the last day of the session and worked each day. In the midst of his activity on the final day of the session of Con gress just closed, he suffered a re lapse and was forced to be put under a doctor's care again. 0n his way home after his second recovery, he consulted with a physician in St. Louis, who gave it as his opin ion that the Congressman had bowel trouble. Dr. Reed of Charleston, Mr. Russell's family physician, expressed the same view and after his arrival in the Cape to visit at the home of Dr. Wichterich, the latter also voiced the same opinion. A consultation was held last night between Dr. Wichterich and Dr. Reed to determine whether or not Mr. Rus sell should go to St. Louis for an x-ray examination. As a result of the examination, it is possible that an operation may be ; deemed essential to restore the Con gressman to good health. Mr. Russell last night said he desired to be put on his feet for a campaign and would con sent to the operation at the close of the campaign if at that time it should be deemed necessary. He declared that he personally ex pected to go home today or tomor row. Before coming up to the Cape this week, Mr. Russell went to Sikes ton where he had promised to deliver a speech. He kept his engagement there and last night he said he expects to be in the Cape on October 17 to deliver an address at the Democratic rally that will be held here when William J. Bryan will be the principal speaker. Mr. Russell last night declared he believes that President Wilson will be re-elected. "Mr. Hughes would be vastly more popular with the' voters," he said, "if he had continued to keep his mouth shut. Every time he has opened his mouth in this campaign, he has stuck his foot into it, nad if he had stayed at home he would have a chance for election. "I think there are four bills that the President had passed which will have a wonderful influence in bringing about his re-election. These are in addition to the fact that he has kept this country out of the war." Mr. Russell named the currency law, the rural credits law, the good roads bill and the eight-hour law as the four bills that will re-elect the Presi dent. "The currency law squelches panics; the" rural credits law is the hand-maiden of the currency law and gives the farmer cheap money and on longer terms, the good roads bill reaches the farmer through the road improvement and the eight-hour law averted a strike CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, SEPTEMBER 21, 1916. Two European the Conflict ii 1 M s Ik "II s S 1 1 fgi 5 I j I 1 Crown Prince George of Greece (left) and Crown Prince Boris of Bul garia, both of whom niny become kiugs before long. There have been reports that the king of Greece had abdicated and that Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria would be deposed by the people. I100-FINEAPPR0VED BY TROTTING ASSN. Lilly Gets Letter From Secy, of National Order Must Pay to Drive Again. Action of the judges of the race at the Cape Fair in fining B. E. Lamport, one of the drivers on the track, $100 for misconduct, has been upheld by the officiate of the American Trotting Association, and Lamport's right to drive in races has been withheld, un til payment of the fine. The decision of the American Trot ting Association 'officials was made known in the Cane -yesterday when Secretary Albert J. Lilly received a letter from the secretary of the trot ting association. The letter declared that the driver must pay the fine before he will have the right to compete in a race on any other race courses that are controlled bv the rules of the association. The man was fined on the last day of the fair when he used language to ward the judges unbecoming a driver in tli? races. Friends of Lamport's in terceded for him, but to no avail. Lamport was a driver of a horse named Lena Mako in the 2:15 trot. One other situation remains to be disposed of by the officials of the American Trotting Association that arose at the Cape Fair. A horse named Graustark that was shipped to the fair here from California was asked for identification. The horse won two . i 1 Jl A. 1 races ano tnrougn a nusunnersiamunK an appeal was taken to the officers of the trotting asssociation. Mayor Kage expects to hear from the case within a short time. BRITISH OFFICERS' CASUALTIES 603 Killed. 1396 Wounded and 93 Miss ing in Two Weeks. London, Sept. 18. Officers' casualty lists for the last fortnight of August contain the names of 603 officers killed, 1396 wounded and 93 missing, a total of 2092. This brings the loss of offi cers in the British army since the com mencement of hostilities to 41,014, of which 12,045 have been killed or died of wounds, 26,076 wounded and 2893 missing. During the fortnight Brigadier-General Potter was wounded, Brigadier General Buckle killed and five Lieutenant-Colonels filled. that would have been a calamity worse by far than the Civil War." Mr. Russell declared that he has re ceived many letters from his political friends in the district, asserting that he is stronger in this district than ever before and he said that although this district is considered dangerous, he feels confident that he will win. He said he expects to speak at tent meetings at Charleston, Jackson, Por tageville and Sikeston that already have been arranged. TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST Princes Whom May Make Kings BANKERS TO MEET HERE IN OCTOBER Sixteen Southeast Missouri Coun ties to be Represented in Group 6. Preparations now are under way for the annual fall meeting of Group Six of the Missouri Bankers' Association which will be held in the Cape Tues day, October 24. Cape Girardeau bankers are expecting to receive copies of the program for the session almost daily and within a short time, steps will be taken to plan the entertain ment for the bankers who visit the Cape on that day, by the Cape Gir ardeau members of the association. The date for the meeting was fixed at the annual meeting" of the Missouri Bankers' Association held last May, when the members of Group Six cau cussed and determined upon their date. Officials of the state bankers' associa tion are expected to attend the group meeting as well as several bankers from St. Louis. It is probable that a St. Louis bank er will be called to deliver an address before the session.' Leroy Leslie of Morley is president of the group of Southeast Missouri, and Clyde Oaks, of Kennett, cashier of the Cotton Exchange Bank, is secre tary. The Sixth Group of bankers in the state reside within sixteen counties in Southeast Missouri as follows: Perry. Cape, Madison, Iron, Reynolds, Wayne, Bollinger, Scott, Stoddard, Butler, Rip ley, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin. The meeting usually is held at the Elks Club and business sessions are held in the morning and afternoon. A banquet in the evening concludes the meeting. CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS Colonel Bean is 73 and Mrs. Johanna Cleve Only 87 Yeaar3 Young. Colonel L. M. Bean, Republican can didate for re-election as County Sur veyor and Jackson weather observer, yesterday celebrated his seventy-third birthday. Colonel Bean, it is believed, is one of the oldest surveyors in Missouri and he has held his position as County Surveyor for several years. His home is at Jackson. ' Mrs. Johanna Cleve, mother of Fred and August Goyert, of the Cape, yes terday also celebrated her eighty seventh birthday at her home at Jack son, when several friends and relatives called upon her. Those who were guests at her home were: Mrs. Theodore Kiepe, Mrs. Gale McAllister, of Oak Ridge; Mrs. Wil liam Wagner, Mrs. Wilhelmina Fried richs, Mrs. John Ade, Mrs. August Kuellmer, Mrs. William Paar, Mrs. H. L. Hoffmeister, Miss Emila Paar, Miss Hulda Volkert, Miss Elsie Hoffmeister, Miss Irene Hoffmeister all of Jackson. NUMBER 37. BREMEN IS DUEILEHR TRIAL IS TODAY, NEW YORK GERMANS REPORT Commerical Submarine Will Land at New London or Baltimore. GERMANS MAKE GAINS IN BATTLE ON SOMME Greece is Getting Ready to Enter War on the Side of the Allies. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. New York, Sept. 20. The German submarine Bremen is expected to reach Baltimore or New London tomorrow. This statement was made by repre sentatives of the German Government in Xew York tonight. London, Sept. 20. The Bavarian Crown Prince's army north of Somme today attempted to drive the French from the Perrone-Combles highway. The Germans captured a small trench on the western slope of Dead Man's Hill, but their principal objective was not accomplished. Rain hampers op erations along the Picardy front. Berlin, Sept. 20. Anglo-French loss es in the Somitift offensive from July 1 to Sept. ir were today estimated at oOO.OOO men by the semiofficial news agency, which stated that this was a conservative calculation. Of this total the British lost P.50.000. London. Sept. 20. Greece has senf an urgent note to Germany, demand ing the release of the Greek troops re moved from Kavala. said a Reuter dis patch from Athens from Greece this afternoon, which declared the news to be officially confirmed. It was officially announced at Berlin several days ago that the fourth Greek Arm Corps, stationed at Kavala, had placed themselves in the hands of the Germans after the Bulgarian invasion began, because they lacked food and were cut off from communication with Athens bv the Allies. They were transported into Ger many with their families, said a later Berlin dispatch, where they are to re ceive the same treatment as other neu trals until allied troops are no longer on Greek soil. Servian troops have advanced to within seven miles of Monnstir and are engaged in sharp fighting with the Bulgarians. The Bulgarians are pillaging Monas tir, preparatory to evacuating the town, said an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from Salonika today. Bulgarian crfmitadjis arc ravaging the neighboring Servian towns. The Bulgarians have been driven from one trench position after another and much of the fighting is going on in the open. For the first time since the Balkan fighting began large cavalry forces are in battle at several points along the Servian-Greek frontier. Berlin, by wireless to Sayville. Sept. 20. "It is reported from Sofia," says the Overseas News Agency, "that the Russian army which entered Eastern Rumania had with it a whole brigade of officials who were to administer af fairs in conquered Bulgarian cities. These officials were captured and arc now at work cleaning the streets of the same cities which they were to gov ern." Dallas, Tex., Sept. 20. The Baptists of Texas will appeal to Administration officials at Washington to set aside an alleged order of Gen Funston against conducting religious revivals among the troops on the border. This an nouncement was made today by Dr. J. B. Gambrell, corresponding secretary of the General Baptist Convention of Texas, who has just returned from San Antonio. "I talked with Col. Barnum, the chief of staff," said Dr. Cambrell. "He went in to see Gen. Funston and talked to him about two minutes. Then he came out with the announcement that we could preach among soldiers if we did not hold revivals or tell the men they were lost without professing Christ. I asked him why the General was opposed to revivals. He said it would work the men up and that many of them were emotional. "I do not beileve the American peo ple will stand for military dictation as to what we are to preach.' THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. i i CONVERTED INTO POLITICAL FIGHT Lane, Democrat, Caruthers Lock Horns Lane Tactics Win Day. SENATOR PROVES LEHR NEVER WAS CHARGED Obtains Postponement of Case to October 3 Caruthers Enlists T. D. Hines. A battle of legal wits, flavored with political significance last night was staged before Mayor Kage when an attempt was made to bring Dr. J. S. Lehr to trial on a charge of practicing as a veterinary surgeon without hav ing a state license. The political phase of the contest lay in a fight between Prosecuting At torney J. Henry Caruthers and Sen ator Thomas F. Lane. Caruthers is a candidate for re-election to the posi tion on the Republican ticket and Lane is the Democratic candidate for the of fice. Lane represented Doctor Lehr r.nd Caruthers, who has acted as attorney for I.ehr in civil actions heretofore, lt d in the prosecution. Caruthers was joined in the prosecution by T. I. Hines of Jackson, who had been taken into the case to assist the prosecut ing attorney. As a result Lane's tactics, tiie trial of the case was postponed till October The case already has been continued on several occasions. Several days ago Caruthers tiled three informations against Lehr in which he sought to charge him with violation of the law requiring him to have a state license to practice veter inary surgery. Such a violation of the law would have been a misdemeanor and subject to fine. The date for trial was set last night before Mayor Kag as Justice of the Peace. The trial was to bo held in the Common Pleas courtroom. Senator Lane opened the legal battle by f'ling a motion to quash the informations on the grounds that under the law, his client was not properly charged in the informations. He then took the floor and showed that the law provides that a man may perform certain acts of veterinary work as a student and gratuitously without having a license. Caruthers and his assistant, Hines, thereupon filed an amendment to the information and desired to proceed with the trial of the case. Lane de clared his client was not ready to go to trial and eventually obtained th continuance when he filed an affidavit saying S. A. Knott, one of Lehr's wit nesses, was required for his case and that he was not present. NEARLY MILLION HOMELESS IN GREAT CHINESE FLOOD Appeal for Foreign Aid Will Be .Made, State Department Hears. Washington. Sept. 20. Nearly 1, 000.000 people have been made home less in China by one of the greatest floods in r0 years. Reports to the State Department today, telling of the disaster, said an appeal for foreign aid would b made. The State Department issued the fol lowing: "The department has received from the American Consul at Nanking dis patches giving detailed information re garding recent extensive floods along the Hwai River in Anhui province. An area of some 2000 square miles was submerged under from 3 to 15 feet of water, and from July 11 to July 21 the waters reached such a height as to submerge all except very high ground in an area estimated at 7000 square miles. BASEBALL SCORES National. Chicago 2, New York 3. St. Louis 2, Brooklyn 4. Pittsburg 0-2, Philadelphia 7-1 Cincinnati 12, Boston 4. American. New York 3, St. Louis 7. Philadelphia 7, Chicago 8. Boston 4, Detroit 3. Washington 2, Cleveland 3.