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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1916. THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND THE CAPS COUNTY HERALD Erery Friday by THE CAPE GIBABDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY! JAMES P. WHITESIDE Editor. ONE DOLLAB PER YEAR IN ADVANCE THE NEW CARNEGIE LIBRARY. The City Council is to be commended for its approval of the proposed Carnegie library and its tax levy to maintain' the institution. A library is something every city needs and which most cities of Cape Girardeau'a size have. It is in keeping with the progressive spirit that prevails here, and the ladies who created the sentiment in favor of the library are entitled to congratulations for its success. COL. HARVEY QUITS WILSON. ' Col Georee Harvey, one of the original Wilson men, and who was large ly responsible for the President's first nomination, has written a lengthy article in the North American Review, urging the election of ynaries Hughes. rni Harvev, who is considered the ablest Democratic editor in th United civ the re-election of Mr. Wilson would mean disaster to the coun . Va nei-tinont rpmnrka of Col. Hsrvev. he SaVS! rv. AuWB lut i ..... . President Wilson voices the spirit ot America, wnen ne craves ior Government an opportunity to renUer unsemsn service u manKinu . . .U-..U,...l Un ,-rkfA uWa " Via cave by helping to re-estaDiisn peace nnounuuv f-uly are the natural and logical "mediating nation' and it behooves us to "get ready to help both sides when the struggle is over" since, is he inquires, "Is it not likely that the warring nations will some day turn to us for cooler assessment of the elements engaged?" And, while granting his premises as of ordinary times, the certain answer is, Not while he is President. ggjifr"' r Upon the clearlv marked issues and as between the candidates, there is no reason why "any professed Republican, any thoughtful Progres sive any principled Democrat should not and every reason why every ' Ampriran should, vote For President, Chas. Evans Hughes Unless' something can be done soon to stop the drift of Democrats to the TWi,.an artv. Mr. Wilson's vote in November is going to be limited to his own, his Cabinet and the other Democratic office. seekers. FREIGHT TRAIN KILLS 1, HURTS 1 ON EAST SIDE Louis Dover Was Cut to Piec es and Dumped in Creek Near Gale. HENRY DONALDSON, 55, ESCAPED WITH HIS LIFE our $fjWHAT WATTERSON THINKS OF WILSON. Four year ago one of the most vehement and persistent supporters of Woodrow Wilson was the veteran Colonel Henry Watterson, of the Louis . ville Courier-Journal. Colonel Watterson soon found that his idol had clay feet beginning with Mr. Wilson's cold turn down of Colonel George Har vcv, the man who groomed Wilson four years ago for the White House Mano UpnrvVt faith in the "lonclv man in the White House" has been rtcadily slipping since that time, and while he is backing the present Dera ocratic ticket, he is doing it in a perfunctory way. In the Courer-Journal of September 12, 1016, Colonel Watterson discusses Hughes and Wilson. After some of the good old worn out Democratic whal ing of the Republican nominee, Colonel Watterson then refers to his fallen idol in the following terms: "Mr. Wilson, on the other hand, is a clever, highly educated opportunist who has studied the cue papers, girded his loins and gone after the inter ests hin and thigh. He reasons rightly that the age of rorce is gone or .rpinpr an(i that the age of Numbers is upon us. He intimates that they did not know everything in the days of Thomas Jefferson, and, having peruse .n trifle ovnieallv his Jeffersonian hornbook, he would improve upon it. He is ambitious and would found a school of WhVonian Democracy in succes sion to Jeffersonian Democracy. "This the Courier- Journal contests, seriously doubting the sentimentalism ef the New Freedom, and wholly rejecting the cant and hypocrisy of the Uplift." ( aloncl Watterson alio savs that as between Hujrhcs and Wilson, "we lake Wilson," but he also says: "The Courier-Journal is giving the Wilson candidacy but a qualified sup port, reserving to itself the right in the event of his election decline responsibility for what may follow and oppose such of his policies and assumptions as it may not approve." THE COMING PROHIBITION FIGHT. For the second time in six years, the people of Missouri will be called up j on to vote on State-wide prohibition in November. The Supreme Court yes ' tcrday overruled the contention of Secretary of State Roach that the prohi bition amendment was unconstitutional, and ordered it placed on the ballots But had the opinion of Mr. Roach been sustained by the court, it would net have delayed the vote long. The prohibitionists in Missouri, like in al other States, are fanatics, and a mere question of violating the Constitu tion would have little if any effect upon them. Six years ago, when the question came up for a State-wide vote, the people lt-feated it by almost 250,000. This was evidence that a great ma jority of Missourians are sane and that petticoat legislation is not in much favor here. The result of the coming election will merely be a repetition o: the vote in 1010. It i:-. particularly unfortunate that the question must be brought up at the present election, because it will overshadow the political issues that are now before the people and resolve itself into a bitter fight for certain can !i dates. The professional prohibitionist is a fanatic for the money that he gets oil of it, and the honest prohibitionist is a natural disturber. Combine these two qualities and it is easy to understand why this element cannot be f-uppressed. The prohibitionists know that they cannt carry this State with their freak id?a. Th? question was in.ietccd into the primary campaign, and every State candidate who had the approval of the anti-saloon maniacs was de f cute. I by overwhelming odds. If it were not for the dishonesty and hypocracy that is behind the move ment, it could be dismissed on the ground of being one form of insanity, There are as many immoral supporters of prohibition as there are immoral men who oppose the movement, and there are almost as many prohibition isu. who drink as there are prohibitionists who do not. But graft is graft and it must be practiced, whether by blackmailers or some other form of getting easy money. THE WILSON-CLEAR Y CONTROVERSY. The controversy between Jeremiah O'Leary, President of the American Vcv.' 2 Society, and Woodrow Wilson has terminated, and Mr. O'Leary has w on on points. O'Leary opened hostilities with the President by rebuking Mr. Wilson for his pro-British policies. Mr. Wilson countered by putting O'Leary into the clas3 with men who Mr. Wilson says are plotting to destroy the govern ment. O'Leary 'a reply to this charge, which he wired to President Wilson, was: "Three of my uncles died fighting to save the nation while your kin were struggling to destroy it." This closed the argument. It is rather difficult to believe that the nephew of three Union soldiers would now be plotting to destroy a nation which his three uncles had died to save. President Wilson was placed at a decided disadvantage in his controversy with O'Leary, because, the Wilson family, including the President's father, fought ajrainst Lincoln. Mr. Wilson made a mistake when he entered into a debate by telegraph with Mr. O'Leary. Hud he ignored Mr. O'Lcary's criticism he would have saved himself the humiliation which has been visited upon him. "But a majority of the reading public will extend no sympathy to Mr. Wilson. He has become so well satisfied with himself that he believes every man who disagrees with him is an enemy of the United States. ' But as Mr. Wilson only has five more months in the White House, the public may juit z well make tht best of it. , Men Were Hit from Rear as Two Freight i Were Passing on Double Track. One man was killed instantly and an other was injured, perhaps fatally early yesterday morning when they were struck by an Iron Mountain freight train one mile north of Gale on the East Side. The man who was killed was Louis Dover, a farm-hand, and a member of an old family on the East Side. His companion who was dangerously in jured, was Henry Donaldson, a farmer living a mile nort hof Gale, who was young Dover's employer. Dover was 23 years old and Donald son, who is well-known in the Cape, is 55 years old. Dover's body was liter ally cut to pieces by the wheels of the train as it passed over him. Donaldson owes his life to the fact that he was thrown to the side of the track. He was knocked unconscious by the blow and all his injuries are internal. . Two of the Dover boys have been working for Mr. Donaldson on his farm which lies along the Cotton Belt dou ble track that extends north from Gale. Louis and his brother, Frank, both are sons of Henry Dover Sr., a farmer who lives two miles east of Gale. Dover was one of seven brothers. Yesterday morning Donaldson and the two brothers together with a man named Pink Callans, who also worked for Donaldson, started to their work in a cornfield north of the farmhouse. Frank Dover and Callans rede in a wagon, Donaldson and Louis Dover walked. While enroute, the two men walk ing, wished to shorten- the route and got into the railroad right-of-way and walked along the track. The other men were in the wagon driving about even with them in the roadway which at that place runs beside the railroad tracks. The party was going north, and when they were a half mile north of the house, the two men stepped from the southbound track into the north bound track to avoid being run down by a southbound heavy freight train that was approaching. As the freight passed the two men it moved between the walkers and the two men on the wagon. Before the freight had gotten past, a light, fast Iron Mountain freight came up from the rear. The approach of the sec ond train was drowned bv the sound of the passing cars, so that both men on the track were hit when they had had i no warning whatever. Young Dover was walking in the middle of the track and Donaldson was at the side of one of the rails. " Dover's was knocked down and the wheels of the engine passed over him, cutting off the right leg and right arm. His body at the same time was rolled along the track by the force and mo mentum of the train for a distance of about SO feet till it was eventually pushed off the track and dropped in the water of a c"eek wherv the rail road track crossed on a small trestle. The other two members of the party who were in the wagon could not see the accident because the longer freight train was passing between them and the track where the accident occurred. The engineer of the northbound freight stopped his train as soon as possible. Members of the crew aided in lifting the parts of Dover's body out of the water of the creek and the right arm which was severed at the shoulder never was recovered. Other members of the crew and men who assembled at the place in a short time gave emergency treatment to Donaldson. As soon as the crew had aided in fetting Dover's body aside and had been satisfied that Donaldson would be cared for, they boarded the train and continued. Whpn both trains had passed on, rank Dover learned that his brother had been killed. The lody was taken to Thebes yes terday, afternoon where an inquest was held. Dr. R. B. Hiller of Thebes was summoned to Donaldson's side. He reached the man 40 minutes after the accident and it required nearly two 5' work to restore him to con sciousness. No bones had been broken but it is beliA-ed jthat he sustained -ever internal injuries. CROWD GIGGLES 90 MINUTES AT HUPWCIRCUS More Than Thousand People Visit Tent to Laugh and be Frisked. PORTERFIELD PLAYS MLLE. HORSERADISH Makes Hit as Daring Bare-back Rider Hainan Has Jackass. The Humbug circus, given under the auspices of the Elks Lodge on the Whitelaw lot last night, had all that a real circus has, except the aroma. Twelve hundred people grinned, then giggled, and finally broke into a heehaw- that lasted until the show was over. It was ninety minutes of con tinuous laughter. Emil Thilenius, disguised as a wom an and clad in a red,polka-dot mother hubbard dress, and another Elk, made up as a stage characterization of the farmer, stood at the entrance to the tent, and escorted the visitprs to their seats. These two Elks started the laughter, which became almost an epi demic before the circus was over. Dr. John D. Porterfield was among the participants who made the big gest hit. He was "Mile, de Horse radish, the daring bareback rider." His make-up of a woman pleased the audience and he burlesqued his part well. Dr. Porterfield wore red tights with a flounce, or whatever the ladie.-. call it, just above the hips. The steed was a hobby horse made of wood and was attached to the stage with a steel beam, two inches in di ameter. Mile, de Horseradish display ed rare ability as a trick rider. She stood erect while the horse was spun around the stage, and then she threw herself over the side of the steed, drop ped a handkerchief, and after making two revolutions of the stage, recovered the kerchief. Mile, de Horseradish hurled kisses at the audience at the conclusion of each feat. The onlv adverse criticism heard of Dr. Porterfield was directed from the left grandstand. Some unidentified ladv was overheard to sav: "Her figure is slightly bloated." This re mark was not imparted to Dr. Porter field until he had concluded his act. Elmer Haman, the loftiest man in Cape Girardeau, made a hit in the role of a clown. He was custodian of an infant jackass, which Mr. Haman carried around the ring. He then placed two links of sausage in the ba by jackass's mouth and twisted the animal's tail, thus giving the audience a bird's-eye view of a sausage mill. Magnus Dempsey, one of the clown became ill during the middle of the performance. A horse doctor was sent for, but none responded. Finally an other clown, with a carpenter saw, an automobile pump and a hall thermom eter reached the scene. After testimr the patient's temperature, he applied th-pump. This was fastened to a rub ber bag, secreted Under the clown's belt. The bag was inflated to its ca pacity and it exploded. The physician then made an incision in the chest with the carpenter saw. After Mr. Demp sey appeared to be rapidly breaking awiy from his lower extremities, the doctor announced that the trouble had been located. With a pair of ice-tongs he lifted out an old hen, which squawk ed excitedly for a moment and then ran from the stage. The chicken took refuge near Dr. Schuchcrt, the band master, where it remained throughout the performance, and pecked itself. It was reported that the pullet was full of chiggers. Charles Blattner, as an inmate of the Turkish harem, made a pronounced hit. John Herbst was made up as "Liz ie, the pot wrestler," and as he swag gered around the ring, the crowd cheered him liberally. Capt. H. W. Bridges was the chief of the Humbug police force. While he wore much coloring matter and enough whiskers to stuff a mattress, he possesses certain points of interest that are not easily obscured, and it was through these that his friend were able to identify him.- But he made a good policeman. Gus Hanny and Arnold Zoelsmann srere Ben He and Ben Her, the daring chariot racers. Mr. Hanny drove a span of rabbit mules, but he was able to pass Mr. Zoelsmann in his chariot drawn by two horses of dapple gray. F. W. Rieck, the Frisco roadmaster, made an excellent clown and proved to be an acrobat of much ability. He performed on the' high pole with the agility of a professional. Several of the clowns showed real cleverness. PROHIBITION TO BE VOTED ON AT COMINGJLECTION Supreme Court Holds Sec retary Roach Had No Right to Reject It WOODSONAND GRAVES SAY ROACH IS RIGHT Judges Will Put Opinions in Writing, Giving Reasons for Action. Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. CO. By a vote of 4 to 2 the Supreme Court in banc this afternoon awarded a peremp tory writ of mandamus to compel Sec retary of State Roach to. place the pro hibition amendment submitted under the initiative and referendum upon the official ballot for the general elec tion November 7. was very much different from the one that has just won a place on the bal lot by litigation. The 1910 amendment simply prohi bited the sale and manufacture of in toxicating liquor in Missouri. The vote for the amendment was 207,281 for and 425,406 against, or a majority ad verse to the proposition of 218,125. Not only does the amendment ordered on the ballot by the ruling today pro hibit the sale and manufacture in this State, but it prohibits the importation of intoxicating liquors into this State and provdes drastic penalties for vio lations of the terms of the law. Chief Justice A. M. Woodson and Judge W. W. Graves dissented from this ruling, while it was concurred in by Judges Henry W. Bond, R. F. Walker, Charles P. Fan's and James P. Blair. Judge Charles G. Revelle did not sit in the case, being absent on vacation. Written opinions, both ruling and dissenting, will be filed later on, it was announced. The simple announce ment was made this afternoon that the writ would be awarded against the Secretary of State and the mandate is sued in accordance therewith directing him to place the amendment upon the official ballot. TJiere is no way of stating upon what grounds a majority of the court arrived at their conclusions or what lyie of reasoning led up to the re sult. The presumption is that they hold that the Secretary of State is merely a ministerial officer, not clothed with discretion to inquire into the legal suf ficiency of amendments, except as to form and face, and further that the courts cannot interfere with legisla tion, either by the General Assembly or Dy tne people through the initiative and referendum, while it is in the pro cess or making. September 20, Secretary Roach re- iused to place the proposed amend ment on the ballot on the ground that it is violative of the Federal Constitu tion, in that it seeks to regulate inter state traffic. varies t,. stockes and H. P. Farris of Clinton, Henry County, heads of the organizations that had secured the submission petitions bearing 25,000 names, contested the postion taken by nim and brought the mandamus through John H. Lucas of Kansas City. i he case was argued Friday by Lu cas and L. A. Laughlin of Kansas City, for the Prohibitionists and Attorney General Barker and Morton Jourdan of St. Louis for the Secretary of State. The amendment will be placed on the ballot by Secretary Roach and with the other two, the Gardner land bank amendment and the one for pensions for the blind was certified out to the County Clerks tonight It will be No. : on the constitutional amendment bal lot in the November election. When the State voted on Prohibition in 1910 the form of the amendment GOV. C. E. HUGHES WILL NOT VISIT CAPE GIRARDEAU John E. Swacger Telia Haas That National Committee Gives 1 Missouri Day. WILL SPEAK IN WEST OF STATE OCTOBER 13 Plans Were Altered at St. Louis Yesterday Passed Up Bryan Debate. Jormer Governor Charles Evans Hughes will not make the trip to Cape Girardeau October 17. Both the local and State Republican Committees yes terday were forced to alter their plans for taking care of Hughes when the Republican National Committee an nounced the exact character of Hugh es' second westward journey. The Republican presidential candi date will be in Missouri but one day on this trip west. That fact makes it impossible for him to visit the Cape. H. H. Haas, chairman of the Hughes-Lamm Club, yesterday after noon telephoned to John E. Swanger, head of the Speakers' Bureau for the State Committee in St. Louis, to learn facts concerning Hughes' visit to the Cape. He then was informed that the National Committee had made it nec essary to change all plans. Hughes will arrive in Missouri at St. Louis early in the morning, October 13. He will go from St. Louis to Springfield, Mo., where he will deliver a speech in the afternoon. That night he will continue to Joplin where he will speak in the evening. From that quarter, he will make a swing through a portion of Eastern Kansas and into Nebraska. Republicans in the Cape, when they received word that Hughes was to be a rival attraction for w. J. Bryan on October 17, began making arrange ments for a big meeting in the Court house Park. Mr. Haas yesterday in talking with Swanger in St. Louis advised the lat ter to arrange dates for other speakers of national importance to come to the Cape. LEGAL NOTICES. LUTHERANS EMPLOY SUTDENT PREACHER Alfred Kramer of Frohna, Will Fill Trinity Church Pulpit. Alvm Freeman, the tight-rope walk- car fare. er, showed how difficult it is to keep both feet on a rope when the rope is on the floor. His exhibition was re miniscent of individuals attempting to "track" in the wee sma hours. After the regular performance wa3 over, the guests wer einvited to remain for the concert, which in reality was merely an excuse for another touch. A small tent at one end of the main canvas was called the side-show. Those who entered were placed under ar rest by a squad of policemen and were held prisoners until they were able to furnish cash bonJs. All money be came the property of the Elks as soon as Charles W. Boutin, the financial agent, got possession of it. It was reported that no male left the show last nia-ht with more than Alfred Kramer of Frohna, Perry County, a theology student, Sunday was elected by the congregation of Trinity German Lutheran Church to fill the vacancy in the pulpit at Trinity Church while Rev. A. Wilder, pastor of the church, is absent on an' extended vacation. Mr. Kramer, who will finish his theological education and preparation for the Lutheran ministry within an other half year, is a member of one of Perry County's oldest families. He is but 24 years old himself, but has had considerable experience both as a teacher and as a pulpit orator. He preached at Trinity Church Sep tember 24 and prior to the time that he was summoned to the Cape to fill in here, he was in charge of a church in Eastern Kansas during June, July and August. Rev. Wilder several weeks ago was granted a leave of absence of indefinite duration when he expects to regain his health. He had suffered with throat trouble for nenrly a year before his vacation and now he is in Fort Wayne, Ind., visiting with an old friend and at the same time having the throat ail ment treated. Mr. Kramer last Sunday preached the sermon at the Hanover Lutheran Church and his place in the Cape was taken for the day by Rev. A. GernthaT. He is now on a vacation from the Lu theran theological school in St. Louis and in seven months will finish his course there. Last year he was an as sistant professor at. the Lutheran Col lege in St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Kramer's father is a pioneer farmer in Perry County. He has one brother who js. studying for the min istry, two brothers, studying to be come Lutheran parochial school teach ers, another brother who is getting ready to attend a theological seminary and a fifth brother who is taking over the old farm. Members of the Trinity Church con. gregation anticipate that Mr. Kramer will remain in the Cape at least six I f.-eeks. I ORDER OF PUBLICATION In the Cape Girardeau Court of Commoa Pleas, County of Cape Girar deau, State of Missouri; July Tern, 1916. Joseph Bollinger, administrator De Bonis Non of, the estate of Henry Baehre, deceased. S Now ojt this day comes M. G. Lor berg, doing business under the name of the Southeast Missouri Undertaking Company, a creditor of the estate of Henry Baehre, deceased, being the holdsr of an allowed oecianof against said estate, remaining unpaid, and pre sents to the Court a petition for an or der for the sale of certain real estatt of waich said Henry Baehre died, seiz ed, for the payment of the debts of said estate, said real estate being de scribed as follows: Lots No. Two (2) and No. Three (3) of Block No. Two (2) of Giboney Houck's Second Subdivision of Out Lot No. Seventy-four (74) said Lot Two (2) and said Lot Three (3) each f ront ing west on Sprigg street, between Maple avenue and Walnut avenue, both of said lots having an aggregate frontage of 100 feet by a depth of 150 feet, all in the City of Cape Girardeau, in the County of Cape Girardeau and State of Missouri, said real estate be ing subject to the life estate therein of Mary Baehre, widow of said Henry Baehre, deceased; Which said petition is accompanied by the accounts, lists and inventories as required by lav.-, showing that said estate is indebted and that said debts are unpaid, and that there is not suf ficient assets on har.d to pay the sani . On examination thereof, it is onk ed by the Court that all persons inte ested in the estate of said deceased V notified that application as aforesaii! has been made, and that unless t contrary be shown on or before tr.r first day of the next term of thr court, to be held on the fourth llond iv of November next, that is to say, t ., 27th day of November, 1016, an onU will be made for the sale of the r estate in said petition described, or much thereof as shall be sufficient, the payment of said debts. And it is further ordered that a c of this order be published in a ne paper in said County of Cape Gii. deau, for four weeks prior to the nex: term of this Court; and it is further ordered that personal service of notice of this order be made upon such of tho following devisees named in the will of said deceased, to-wit: Joseph Bol linger, Lenora Spaulding and Anna Cimpher, as reside in the County or Cape Girardeau and State of Mi ssouri. at least ten days before the first day of said November, 1916, term of thio court. A true copy of the record. (Seal) D. A. Nichols. Clerk Cape Girardeau Court of Com mon Pleas. By Zcba Chiles, D. C FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTIC1 Notice is hereby given to all crc " ors and others interested in the est . of Jacob M. Berkbigler, deceased, t. .. I, the undersigned, intend to make f settlement of the estate of said dcci ed at the next term of the Prob.::. Court of Cape Girardeau County, y.t souri, to be held at Jackson, Miss r. beginning on the 13 day of Novcn ' -: r 1916. Jacob B. Berkbigler, Administrator. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTin: Notice is hereby given to all c r.i ors and others interested in the .-t; of Dudley Reynolds, deceased, th. ! the undersigned, intend to make 'i- settlement of the estate of said d' co ed at the next term of the P Court of Cape Girardeau County. :.I souri, to be held at Jackson, Mi i beginning on the 1U day of Nov 1916. J. A. Reynolds, James H. Keynu f. Administr;:t . i, FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby criven to all credit ors and others interested in the estate of Fredcrika Flagge, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement of the estate of ssu'd de ceased at the next term of the Probate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Mis souri, to be held at Jackson. Missouri, beginning on the 13 day of November, 1916. Wesley A. Denckc, Administrator. 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