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TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU, i i i AVERTS AN AUTO COLLISION WITH HIMMELBERGER Spike Lesem Runs His Truck Into Tree to Avoid Hit ting Electric. BRAHAM AND JUDEN CARS RUN TOGETHER None is Injured in the Two Accidents Two Machines Damaged. Two automobile accidents occurred in the Cape yesterday afternoon, both of which resulted in damage to the machines that wore involved, but in neither accident was anyone injured. The more serious accident occurred when Rolla P.ruham, lG-year old son of Dr. and Mrs. J. V. Eraham, collided with a machine driven by a son of Charles G. Juden. The collision oc curred at the corner of Sprigg and William street and Loth machines were damaged considerably. Bruham was driving south cn Sprigg in the same direction that young Ju d"n was driving his car as he turned off of William street. In some man ner which the boys were unable to ex plain, the two machines swerved to gether. The fender and wind shields were smashed and the Juden car was put out of commission. The cars were stopped immediately and the drivers escaped injury. The other accident occurred when Spike Lesem drove his delivery truck into a tree at the northeast corner of Middle and Broadway. Lesem, who was accompanied by Edward Sclund ler, drove west on BroadVay and started to make the turn northward on Middle street. As he began making the turn, the electric of Mrs. J. H. Himmelberger moved south on Middle and started turning eastward on Broadway. Mrs. Himmelberger was driving. Mr. Le sem believed his track was in danger! of collid'ng with the Himmelberger j car and turned sharply toward the i curb. After danger of the collision was past, Lesem was unable to get his front wheels straightened out and the car smashed into a tree standing in the parking at the corner. Lesem and Schindler were shaken up considerably, but were not injured se riously by the accident. Lesem backed his car away and proceeded. $r.,000,0()0 LOAN TO PARIS French Capital Borrows Big Sum in United States. New York, Sept. 27. The sum of $r0,000,000 has been borrowed in this country by the City of Paris, France, it became known today. The banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. announced that it had closed nego tiations with the municipaj Govern ment of the French capital for a five year loan to that amount in G per cent bonds. ARKANSAS WOMAN KILLS MAN Her Husband Says Act Was to Vindi. cate Her Honor. Nashville, Ark., Sept. 27. Mrs. An rie Smith, 26 years old, is in jail here, charged with murder, and her husband, John Smith, is detained as an acces sory, following the killing late yester day of C. S. Ledford, 33 years old. Witnesses said Mrs. Smith entered Ledford's place of business and shot him after a brief conversation. Smith told county officers that Led ford had written improper letters to Mrs. Smith, and that she was com pelled to kill him to vindicate her honor, V MILLERS TALK OF $10 FLOVR Minneapolis, Sept. 27. Local millers declared today that flour may retail at $10 a barrel in the near future if wheat prices continue to rise. A slump in wheat prices today prevented a fur ther rise in flour, but quotations were firm at $8.80 for first patent grades in barrels in carload lots. Flour is $3 a barrel higher than it was a year ago. VOL. XV This Girl is Called Prettiest in a City Miss Willard is a daughter of CoL and Mrs. Joseph II. Willard of New York. She is popularly reported to be the prettiest girl in the summer colony at Newport. Her sister. Miss Natalja Willard, is also summering at Newport and was recently rescued from drown ing by P. A. B. Widener, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Widener of Philadelphia. TO SETTLE LESSLEY LAND SUIT TODAY Attorneys Finish Testimony in $2500 Farm Contest Deal, Taking testimony yesterday after noon was finished in the trial of the land suit of J. M. Lessley against S. P. Edson, involves the ownership of a L'6ij-acre farm in the northern part of C ape County. The attorneys for the contestants wiii argue the suit before Judge John A. Snider, and a jury in Common Pleas Court this morning and it is believed that a determination will be reached before noon. According to the testimony brought out in the trial of the case, a contract was made some time ago between Mr. Lessley and Mr. Edson, whereby Less ly agreed to sell the farm in question to Mr. Edson. Edson at that time was a tenant upon the place. The pur chase price was fixed at $2500. By the terms of the contract, how ever, Lessley was to allow Edson a reasonable time in which to raise money with which to pay for the farm when he purchased it. The loan was to be secured by a mortgage on the land. While this deal was pending, a ques tion of the title in the farm was brought up and attorneys at Jackson brought a suit in the court to quiet the title of the land. Under the law, three years are allowed in which claimants may appear to contest the suit to quiet title and after the suit had been put through the court, the loan companies upon which Edson had depended, re fused to make a loan for two years. Thereupon the suit for ejecting Ed son and his family was instituted. Lesslv asks the court to grant dam ages for property damage and Edson's attorney, Senator Thomas F. Lane, filed a cross bill asking the court to take cognizance of improvements placed on the farm. Lessley 's attor ney's are Judge Edward D. Hays and his brother, D. B. Hays. The trial cf the suit was started Tuesday afternoon when Mr. Lessley was placed upon the stand. Mr. Ed scn was on the witr.ess stand yester day as well as several others. KANSAS TOWN MOVING 7 MILES TO RAILROAD Salina, Kans., Sept. 27. The town of Victor is moving today moving seven miles to Hunter. In long cara van wagons and trucks are transport ing one town to the other. Victor has been defeated in its fight with Hunter for the Salina Northeastern Railroad. So, after ad mitting it had been beaten, Victor has decided to get on the railroad line. The bank has already been moved overland into Hunter, and the elevator and several business enterprises, with residents and employes, will follow. f$ If u. 1 I If A W:M$l ml Wr7f Mil WEEKLY A NEWSPAPER THAT PRINTS ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, WILSON MAN IS DEFEATED FOR SENATE IN N. J. Wescott, Who Twice Nomi nated President, Loses for U. S. Senate. WILSON ASKED THAT FRIEND BE CHOSEN Is Beaten by Senator Martinc by Vote of More Than Two to One. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Trenton, N. J., Sept. 27. John Wes cott. President Wilson's personal friend and choice for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator, was overwhelmingly defeated by James Martinc, according to the late returns from yesterday's primary. Wescott is the man who nominated Woodrow Wilson for President at each of the two Democratic national con ventions. Four years ago he was nom inated for Attorney-General of New Jersey after his speech nominating Wilson and carried the State. The Wescott supporters injected i President Wilson into the campaign, ; and President Wilson wrote letters to j his campaign managers urging them to support Wescott. Th? President j came to .ew Jersey yesterday -ami cast his vote for Wescott. Marti ne criticised the administration for its attitude toward Germany. This incensed the President, and the cam paign of Martine was met with strong opposition from the President's friends. Martine has won by at least two to one. . W. E, Ed.sfc, Republican-pro-German candidate for Governor, was nominat ed over Colgate and Record, his two opponents, by a lead of 10.000. was also supported by the wets. UP i ;o- seph Frclinghausen, was for United States Senator nominated by the Rc- publicans. The primary results are the first defeat President Wilson has received from his own State, except when the State refused to accept woman suff rage. President Wilson defeated the Democratic bosses when he ran for Governor of New Jersey and he has heretofore been able to nominate any candidate whom he indorsed. NO GHOSTS EXST. MISSOURI JUDGE RI LES Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27. Are there or are there not? Spooks! That is the question. Attorneys for E. C. Pritt based a $15,000 slander of title suit on the fact that W. H. Eardly had testified that in a big house in West Fifty eighth street Terrace spooks walked the halls with hollow footsteps in the eerie hours. Attorneys for Eardley argued that there were no such things as ghosts, and therefore, the mere fact a man said that something which did not ex ist "haunted" the house was not a basis for a suit.. Judge Lucas admitted that he had never met a ghost face to face and de clared that law diil not have a speak ing acquaintance with ghosts. He sus tained the demurr, giving Britt's at torneys ten daj's in which to file an amended petition in an attempt to prove slander by some other method than ghosts. TO ERECT CHURCH INSIDE OFFICE BUILDING Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 27. A big 12-story office building, costing $.,50 000 and having a church in its center, has been planned for Memphis. Years ago, when Memphis was a good steamboat town, before the ad vent of the railroad and when the population was only a few thousand the Court Avenue Presbyterian Church was established. Memphis grew up around the church and it is now sur rounded on all sides by tal buildings. The property is too valuable to be used for church purposes alone and the congregation decided to build an office building on the site. The church will be three stories high. Its entrance will be through an alcove and it will be literally covered up and surrounded by the office building. CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, SEPTEMBER 28. 1916. This Female of the Species Would be as Deadly as the Male Mrs. A. S. lleinrlcli, accomplished aviatrice, firing enemies. Mrs. Ilcinrlch Is of ;i military turn of mind, from lt:dy, where she operated nn nenpl;mc- for the now at the Hempstead aviation grounds, Hempstead, L. I., demonstrating the use of the Lewis machine cun. She is also trying out a device for dropping newly invented torpedo bombs to the earth. The battleplane which she oper ates is a recent model. TWO DEMOCRATS OUT FOR TREASURER Vinyard, Cape Leader, Does Not Approve Party's Choice. Two men, both Democrats, are run ning for the ofiice of County Treasurer it became known yesterday. When the Democratic County Committee recent ly elected a member of their party to till the vacancy on the ticket, a string was tied to their nomination. Gale Wilkinson,. a fa;Vlf!' living be tween Jackson and Millerville, was first named by the committee for the vacancy on tne ticket. wiiKinson lias born known as a party worker for a long time. However, his nomination met with opposition in the committee and it became known in Jackson yes terday that it was made with a string hiiehed to it. It was reported that the Democrats declared that if they couh not run Wilkinson. G rover Golliher, of Macco yin Springs, would be made the nom inee and bo placed on the ticket. Wilkinson was not acceptible to the Cape township representative on the committee. On the day that the com mittee met in Jackson, IJeii Vinyard, the Cape's Democratic committeeman, was unable to attend the session. "I "haven't time to wa.-te in going ' attended by a large number of women to Jackson every time the rest of th.nt-iwho rcsi,1 in the CaFc committee takes a notion to meet."; .Mrs. Xewlands early this morning he remarked. He delegated II. E. Alex- lander to make the trip, and gave him; his proxie. Vinyard learned of the outcome ktte! Saturday night, when he expressed his dissatisfaction with the choice of the committee. PREPARE FOR RODENBERG Republicans at Jackson and Cape Get' finer Readv for October 7. J j talks also were made by W. H. Bohn- Republican party workers this week j sack Jr.. Sam Sherman and F. J. Mar are busy making preparations for the j tin, secretary of the Commercial Club. Rodenberg Republican rallies to be ! The division safety first work is a held both at Jackson and the Cape on ! feature of the Frisco safety work that October 7. j was started about a month ago when Congressman Rodenberg has been . a meeting was held in the Cape. Vari. assigned to but three days' speaking in Missouri and one of the days will be devoted to Cape County. He will be at Jackson at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon and his address wrll be de livered in the Cape at 7:30 o'clock in the evening. It probably will be held at the Courthouse. Mr. Rodenberg, who was elected to Congress from East St. Louis, 111., is considered one of the best party ora tors, and everywhere he has delivered an address in this campaign, he has been heard by large crowds. ARMENIAN MAKES LONG TRIP TO UNIVERSITY Lawrence, Kans., Sept. 27. The stu dent holding the record for the longest trip to the University of Kansas is Nazareth Boyajian of Mouretul, Ariz., j Armenia. Boyajian was on his way to Yale University, when a friend per suaded him to go to K. U. and enroll in the law school. He holl an A. B. degree from Euphrates College, in Asia Minor. dermal SctooT, Cape GfrsrieM. TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST a gun at imaginary Uecently she returneti lianan army. Mie is t WOMEN TO BOOST SAFETY FIRST IDEA May Form Society for Prevention of Accidents in the Cape. The women of Cape Girardeau will be organized into a Safety First So ciety within the next year if the plans of the Frisco Safety First department are successfully carried out. The ten tative plans for such an organization were projected yesterday afternoon and last night at the Safety First meeting of the Frisco employes. The meeting, which was a regular monthly safety lirst meeting of the River and Cape division of the rail road, was held in the Commercial Club rooms. Mrs. Floy Xewlands, of Springfield, Mo., superintendent of the women's safety first on the entire Frisco lines, delivered an address yesterday in which she dwelt upon the organization of the Cape women for the prevention of accidents and promoting safety lirst in all walks of life in the Cape. Several women accompanied the railroad men from Chaffee yesterday to attend the safety first meeting, and last night the meeting at the club rooms and the Tark Theater where ! safety lirst films were displayed, was i departed for St. Louis where she will ' deliver an address before a large I ; meeting of women at one ot tne prin- lal hotoh C. R. Jordan, chairman of the safety I ! first work on this division, presided at tne meeimgs yc.-iuay, a..-.. addresses were delivered during the ! day. H. G. Cummins, storekeeper m J 1 1 .i. J , . 1 r.nT.M-t I t j Lilt; VlK- tUiu it uliv.i ia i.v i9 ! freight agent, were two of the rail 1 road men who made talks, and short ous departments of the road have been interested, and each meeting will see more men in attendance, Mr. Jordan declared last night. The next meeting will be held in the Cnpe on Friday, October 27. CORN BRINGS 83 CENTS BUSHEL Philip Sebastian is Marketing Crop Raised a Year Age. Corn raised a year ago and held in storage on his farm for the lalst week has been brought to the market in the Cape by Philip Sebastian, well-known farmer living in the Gordonville neigh borhood. Mr. Sebastian has been hauling for the last week at the rate of about 30 bushels a day. He has been obtaining a price of 85 cents a bushel for the product and has several hundred bushels left on his farm that he expects to market with in the next few weeks. Mr. Sebastion is a brother of Emil Sebastian of the Cape, Frisco Railroad conductor. NUMBER 39. TO RESTORE LOG CABIN M'KENDREE COUNTRY CHURCH Methodist Conference Will Revamp Century-Old Landmark. BISHOP HENDRIX WILL SPEAK THERE FRIDAY Basket Dinner a Feature of Pro gramSeveral Talks Made in Cape. The restoration of Cape County's old McKendree Methodist Church, a log cabin, now falling and decaying, northeast of Jackson, will be one of j ..w.. Vl Methodist ministers of the St. Louis district in session in the Cape this week. The log cabin church Friday will be made the scene of a basket dinner and open-air services when Bishop Hen drix wi'I preach a sermon. The mem bers of the conference in the Cape w ill depart for the church at 11 o'clock Fri day morning and go by way of the Houck line. Members of the church will also at tend the services from Jackson and the meeting will be one of the most important of the entire conference. Rev. J. C. Handy last night declared that the church expects to rebuild one of the walls of the cabin, revamp the interior anil put in such 'shape that it will be a monument to the life of the church in this part of the State. Several wekes ago a young Metho dist student visiting in Jackson took a piece of a log from the cabin and fashioned offeratory plates from the wood. These he uidertook to dispose of in order to obtain funds for a school in which he was interested. The church owns two a ares on which the cabin is situated. Approximately 150 Methodist minis ters of the St. Louis district are in at tendance at the meeting here. The district comprises the part of Mis souri around St. Louis and all south to the Arkansas lin?, west to a lire across the middle of the State and north to the Missouri River. Last night one of the most impor tant addresses of the conference was delivered by Dr. W. F. McMurray of Louisville, Ky., denominational secre tary of the Church Extension Society for tho pntire Methodist Church or- ! ganization. He looks after the con struction of new churches, and last night made his work the subject of his address. Miss Mabel Flint of the Normal School sang a solo as a part of the program last night. Yesterday after noon, Pr. Allen Godbey of St. Louis delivered an address. Two address have been arranged for the program today. At :l o'clock this aftrrnoon. Dr. J. K. Stewart of Xash- Tpnn whf) Jt his work to the care pf puperannuate(1 , . At 7:H0 o'clock tonight, Dr. I n.illo f VficliT-iHo TpnTi . will cnpnV I I'Uiia " t ..v.. ...... ..... . j.. .- on Sunday school work. 1 BANKERS WANT RAILROADS CONTROLLED BY GOVERNMENT Resolution Adopted by Kansas City Convention Also Ask for Other Federal Legislation. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27. Con-1 gressional legislation in regard to railroads which would make Federal control superior to that of the states Is asked for in resolutions adopted and announced today by the savings bank section of the American Bankers' As sociation in annual convention here. Other national legislation asked for includes the passage of laws retiring greenbacks and national bank curren cy and making burglaries against na tional banks a Federal offense. The officers named by this section were Jo seph F. Calfee, St. Louis, president; J. Elwood Cox, High Point, N. C, vice president, and Jerome Thralls, New York, secretary. BLACKMAIL CHIEF SENTENCED New York, Sept. 27. William But ler, chief conspirator in the nation wide black-mailing plot, pleaded guil ty today of the charge of swindling Mrs. Regina Klipper of Philadelphia, and was sentenced to 18 months in the Atlanta Federal prison. THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. i t GREECE GOING INTO THE WAR FOR THE ALLIES King Agrees to Make a Fight When Told Nation is in Danger. GREEK SOLDIERS ARE NOW GOING TO FRONT Warships Leave Ports to Join the Allied Fleets-British Make (lains. Special Disptach to The Tribune. London, Sept. 27. Greece has de cided to declare war on Germany and her allies, according to news dispatch es from Athens tonight. King Con stantinp has surrendered utterly to the demands of the pro-Entente leader:. The King made his last stand for neu trality at the Cabinet meeting yester day, and yielded only when told that entrance into the war on the side of the Allies was the onlv wav to save the nation. It is reported the Cabinet will resign and another, made up of men partial in favor of Britain and her allies, will be named . The Royal decree, sending Greece into the conflict is moment avily ex pected in Athens. A majority of hiph Greek officers have joined with VenJ zclos and are urging the Government to act quickly. Three Grek battleships are reported to have gone to join the French and British fleet in the Mediterranean fleet, accompanied by four t.Mi.cdo boats. Berlin, by wireless to Sayville. L. 1 Sept. 27. Attacks by Zeppelins on London, Boulogne and Bucharest in the last few days, and the aerial due!-; on th west front, mark-the i-mewal of the intensive aerial warfare. The fa vorable weather, in a long measure, lias induced this aerial activity, and the Germans have taken full advan tage of this condition to carry the war into th very heart of England with, hitherto unknown severity, it is said, by super-dreadnought Zeppelins driven by Scheittlanz motors. With America standing i.i the way of rigorous U-boat warfare, with which large sections of the Gorman people believe England could be reach ed vitally, this energy now is being di rected toward striking England from the air. The loss of two Zeppelins, is regretted, but is taken as a matter of course. In navy circles it is declared that it is not to be expected that big airship fleets always can escape un scathed in view of the constant im provement and perfection of England's aerial defense system. '"'That we have lost some airship.; .; not strange nor surprising; that we may lose others is not precluded, but that the aerial war against England will continue and even be intensili. d is certain," said an official to me. Germany's fleet of air cruisers is just commencing to grow rapidly, since the construction began of the new su pertypes of the Zeppelin of hitherto unknown dimensions, and capable of carrying many tons fo explosives. There is almost feverish activity in the airship building yards, as 1 had occasion to observe during the lat few days. The number of men and women employed in airship construction now runs into the thousands. There are several school ships training Zeppelin officers and crews for war. London, Sept. 27. The British have kept up terrific attacks on the Somme front today, advancing more than a mile northeast of Thepval. The Ger mans made a furious attack upon the French in the vicinity of Verdun today, making slight gains. Washington, Sept. 27. With the re turn of the German Ambassador Count von Bernstorff to Washington Secre tary Lansing admitted today was prompted by the efforts to reach a set tlement in the remaining is.sues of the Lusitania case. He expects the mat ter to be adjusted within two months. BASEBALL SCORES National. Pittsburg 0, Boston 1. St. Louis 2, New York 3. Chicago 0, Brooklyn 2. American. New York 2, Boston 3. Washington 13, Philadelphia 3. All scheduled.