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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, September 28, 1916, Image 1

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Spike Lesem Runs His Truck
Into Tree to Avoid Hit
ting Electric.
None is Injured in the Two
Accidents Two Machines
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Attorneys Finish Testimony in
$2500 Farm Contest
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
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.
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.
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Wescott, Who Twice Nomi
nated President, Loses
for U. S. Senate.
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
seph Frclinghausen, was
for United States Senator
by the Rc-
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.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27.
Are there or are there not?
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.
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.
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.
Vinyard, Cape Leader, Does Not
Approve Party's
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
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.
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.
a gun at imaginary
Uecently she returneti
lianan army. Mie is t
May Form Society for Prevention
of Accidents in the
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
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.
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
Methodist Conference Will
Revamp Century-Old
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
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
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
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on Sunday school work. 1
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.
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.
King Agrees to Make a Fight
When Told Nation
is in Danger.
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
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.
Pittsburg 0, Boston 1.
St. Louis 2, New York 3.
Chicago 0, Brooklyn 2.
New York 2, Boston 3.
Washington 13, Philadelphia 3.
All scheduled.

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