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ELY H H H THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULA TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU, i i THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. , i A NEWSPAPER THAT PRINTS ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST VOL. XV THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 10. 1916. NUMBER 44. WILSOM TrSl 1c3 ""5) Tc3 ALL AMENDMENTS LOSES IN COUNTY; WETS BEAT DRYS Prohibition is Rejected by Vote of Almost Two to One, Official Count Shows. STOCK LAW WINS BY MORE THAN 500 Votes Farmers and Autoists Are Said to Have Worked for LawJveep ing Stock Off Roads. The three proposed amendments to the State Constitution lost in the elec tion in Cape Girardeau County last Tuesday, but the stock law carried by a safe majority. The official count, which was completed yesterday, show ed ihat the State-wide prohibition amendment was defeated by the great est majority, the vote being almost two to one against it. Reports from many counties in the State indicate that the voters were confused by the amendments, as has always been the case, but Cape Girar deau County voters scratched those they opposed and supported the amendments they favored without any errors. The vote of the amendments and the stock law was as follows: Amendment No. 1. Tor 2971 Against 2991 Lost by 20 Amendment No. 2. For 3253 Against 3618 Lost by 365 Amendment No. 3. For 2146 Against 4117 Lost by 1971 Stock Law. For 2455 Against 1940 Carried by 515 Amendment No. 1 authorized the State Legislature to provide pensions for the worthy blind. Amendment No. 2 authorized the State to establish a State bank to make loans on farm lands. This was known as the Gardner Land Bank Bill, and called for an appropriation of ? 1,000,000 for the institution. Amendment No. 3 prohibited the manufacture or sale of alcoholic bev erages in the State, and known as the State-wide prohibition measure. The heaviest vote against , the prohibition bill was polled in the city of Cape Gir. ardeaQ, but it lost heavily in the coun try precincts also. The law forbidding livestock to run at large passed, due to the fact that a majority of the farmers living in the county supported the measure. This law has been voted upon by Cape Gir ardeau County on several occasions, but heretofore has lost by large ma jorities. Automobile owners passed the law last Tuesday, it is said. Au tomobiles who have bumped into cattle, sheep, horses and other livestock, and being compelled to pay damages, work ed for the passage of the stock law. Several serious accidents have been narrowly averted in the county during the past year as the result of machine bumping into cattle along the county roads. M'BRIDE LOSES FINGER Digit Touches Circular Saw and Is Clipped front Hand. William McBride, brother of George McBride, suffered the loss of his right fore-finger yesterday morning when hi;; right hand came in contact with a large circular saw at the McBride Coo perage plant. He stumbled and fell, his right hand touching the saw as he attempted to recover his balance. The finger was clipped from his hand, but at a point above the joint which necessitated a surgical operation. H. C. WASEM GOES TO CONSULT WITH MAYO BROTHERS Seeks Aid for Peculiar Con dition of Stomach and Bowels. CAPE DRUGGIST WAS OPERATED ON TWICE Rochester, Minn., Surgeons may Not Agree to Operate on the Case. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wasem yester day morning departed for Rochester, Minn., where Mr. Wasem will consult with the Mayo brothers, world famous surgeons, to learn if they can cure bowel and stomach trouble with which he has been suffering for the last live years, by un operation. Following the consultation with the two surgeons, they declared when they left the Cape, that they expect to re turn within a short time. If the opera tion is recommended at once, they will remain in Rochester and will send for Dr. Paul R. Williams, who will be present if the operation is performed. The bowel and stomach trouble with which Mr. Wasem has suffered for the last live years, in the last few weeks has continuously become more serious. He has suffered hemorrhages several times and on one occasion, as he stepped from the door of his drug store in Haarig, he fainted. He fell on the sidewalk and was picked up un conscious. It was several minutes be fore he was revived. The cause of his trouble was found in ulcers that formed at the opening from his stomach into the bowels which closed the passage and the stomach was not properly drained. lie had an operation performed which relieved the trouble but for a short time. About two years ago, he went to Cairo where he entered a hos pital for a second operation. The trouble at that time was much worse, and the gateway from his stomach vir tually was closed. The surgeons who performed the sec ond operation, cut a new opening from his stomach into the bowels and tied the bowel to the new aperture, at the same time closing the natural opening. In the last two years, it has been necessary for Mr. Wasem to be care ful of his food and never has been allowed to eat anything but inilk and soft-boiled eggs as well as a few soft drinks that are most Jasily di gested. Mr. and Mrs. Wasem departed on the northbound Chaffee accommoda tion yesterday and went on to Chicago yesterday. They expect to remain in Chicago but a short time when they will proceed to Rochester. During Mr. Wasem 's absence, he has left the drag store, which he ownes, in charge of J. A. Bierk, who came from Farmington a short time ago to take Mr. D. H. Falmer's place there, when Mr. Palmer went on the road for a wholesale drug house. ELECTION LITERATURE MAKES HIM "ANARCHIST" Chicago, Nov. 'J. Citizenship no longer appeals to Charles A. Filipiak, one of last year's crop, since he has been given an insight into the methods of the American candidate for office. Campaign literature descended up on Filipiak in a veritable flood and as a result he sat down and wrote to some of the most presistcnt vote solicitors as follows: "Please do not annoy me with your voting circulars any more and kindly accept my resignation as a citizen. I will always remain an anarchist." Copies of the letter have fallen into the hands of the Federal authorities and that little sentence about always being an anarchist probably will re sult in acceptance of Filipiak's "resig nation" as a citizen. The courts have been asked to take away the papers he was so anxious to get only 12 months ago. FR. MURTAUGH TO BE BURIED ATLASALLEJLL. Treasurer of St. Vincent's College Died in St. Louis Yesetrday Morning. FUNERAL TO BE HELD PROBABLY ON SUNDAY Was 56 Years Old - Bright's Disease Causes Death After Long Illness. The funeral of the Rev. Father James A. Murtaugh, treasurer of St. Vincent's College, wiio died earlv yes terday morning after a long illness at Mullanphv Hospital in St. Louis, will be held at ! o'clock tomorrow morn ing from St. Patrick's Church. Father Walsh of St. Vincent's Col lege, yesterday afternoon made an nouncement of the funeral plans and there will be a large number of the- St. Vincentian priests who will go from the Cape to LaSalle to attend the fu neral services. The sen-ices will be hel dat !' o'clock in the morning at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in La Salle and burial will he in an old family lot. where, in conformity with a request that Father Murtaugh made before his death, his body w'll be placed beside that of his father and mother. Father Murtaugh was but 56 years old. Blight's disease was the cause of his death. His condition vfith that malady had b?en critical- far several months, and in recent weeks, the end had been expected at any time. Last July when the Cape was in the center of an intensely hot' wave, Father Murtaugh accompanied by Fa- j ther Walsh, we nt to Milwaukee to be come a patient in a hospital there. It I was at the same time that the North- j ern States were enveloped in a terrific j heat wave and it was believed that the j U.. f ii-j-kul ,1 ni li I A&:i i 11 I He survived, however, and subse quently, when he regained strength, he returned to St. Louis. Father Murtaugh in addition to be ing treasurer of St. Vincent's College, was assistant pastor of St. Vincent's Catholic Church. He was well known in the Middle West as a pulpit orator and he was the author of many books on subjects of live interest to church men. He was born at LaSalle, 111., on Jan. , 1860. His father was a wealthy Illinois farmer, and on the latter's death, Father Murtaugh, together with several sisters and a brother, who sur vive him, inherited a large estate. Father Murtaugh's estate is valued at between $80,000 and $100,000. He was a graduate of Niagara Uni versity, Germantown, Pa., where he specialized in languages and Bible his tory. He became a teacher, and when Kenrick Seminary was established at St. Louis, he became instructor in Greek, Latin and Hebrew. His ability as an orator diverted his efforts into the field of missionary work to which he gave 28 years of his life. He was sent to the Cape five years ago, and while here, he was prominent in the life of the city. 'MORPHINE KISS" LATEST FORM OF OSC ULATION Chicago, Nov. P. Enter the mor phine kiss. It is the secret source, say author ities of the house of correction here, of the quantities of dream provoking drugs that are smuggled constantly to prisoner-patients in the "dope cure" ward of the Bridwell. A prisoner is being weaned away from the morphine habit against his will. Some bright day a pretty woman comes along. He says she is his wife or his sister or some other near rela tive. She is overjoyed at meeting her dear one again and naturally she throws her arms around his neck, pulls him close and plants a long, lingering kiss upon his lips. The patient shortly afterwards shows signs of having had access to the "joy" drugs. The "dope" was slipped to him in that long, lingering kiss, perhaps as much as fifty or sixty grains. i RETURNS SHOW HE IS REELECTED I I - ' - f rfg&Sst - V - " i I r'P WOODROW ARTHUR STEIN i LOSES THREE TOES! Car Wheel Mashes Them While He Was Switching 9 Miles Below Advance. Arthur Stein, well-known hrakeman on the Poplar Bluff local freight train, h;id three toes on his right foot smash ed completely off while doing some switching in the yards at Eaglette, nine miles below Advance, at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. He was brought back to the Cape at 7:o0 o'clock last night and now is at his home. The condition of his foot is considered serious and physicians who have examined the wound told members of his family that it may be necessary to amputate part of the re maining two toes on the right foot. Stein resides with his wife and three children on South Ellis street. It was raining yesterday morning while he was doing the switching, and he was riding one of the box cars. He had his foot resting on the arch-bar, a part of the brake. On account of the water covering his foot and the bar, his shoe slipped and let him fall. His foot struck with the toes square ly in front of the oncoming wheel. Be fore he could jump to save himself, the wheel had caught him and the car smashed his toes. As he was caught by the, wheel, Stein threw his body out away from the track, so that he would not be drawn under the wheels of the car. He was picked up by members of the train crew who heard his cries as the wheel passed over him. He was taken to Advance, where he received emergency treatment and re turned to the Cape last night on the Poplar Bluff local freight on its return trip. It was believed for a time that it would be necessary to take Stein to the Frisco Hospital in St. Louis, but late last night, it was announced that he will remain, at home and will be out within a short time. Mr. Stein is a son of Chris Stein, who departed yesterday for Montana, where he will install a new flour mill built by th Lee L. Albert concern. WILSON. GERMANY FOR PEACE AFTER THE WAR Bethmann-Hollweg SaysStruggle Has Been a Lessoa to the Nations of the Earth. B-rlin, via Sayville, Nov. '.). Instead of being a nation of acute militarism at the close of the present war, Ger many will u.se all of her influence in an international league to preservr peace. Chancellor von Bethmar.-Holl-weg announced today in a speech in ihe Reichstag that Germany, like all other nations, would be determined to avert war in the future. The blow that the present European conflict has given the world, would be an argument to all nations in favor of arbitration of misunderstandings, he said. Berlin. Nov. 0. Confirmation of the reported death on the western battle field of Prince Henry of Bavaria has been received at the War Ofl";ce. it wax announced today. Prince Henry, who was a major in the King's own infantry regiment, was a nephew of Bavarian King Louis His death resulted from wounds received during a reconnoitering expedition on Tuesday last. The dead prince was 32 years old and a bachelor. Last June he was reported to have been wounded in ac tion. Boston, Nov. 0. The British steam er Esneh, of 100." tons, which sailed from Alexandria, Egypt, Oct. 24, with a cargo of cotton for Liverpool, has been torpedoed and sunk, according to private advice? received here today from Alexandria. The Esneh, owned by the Moss Steamship Co., Ltd., of Liverpool, carried about 15,000 bales of cotton, valued at $2,000,000, the greater part of which was intended for transshipment to this port. London. Nov. 0. The British steam er Seatonia has been sunk, the crew saved and Capt. Pattison has been taken prisoner, says Lloyds Agency. The Seatonia left Montreal some time in October, stopped at MulgraTe Town, New Foundland, and left there on Oct. 20 for Barry, Wales. She belonged to the Seatonia Steamship Co., of West Hartlepool, England, and was of 3."33 tons. She was built at West Hartlepool in 1193. CALIFORNIA BY PRESIDENT, HIM ELECTORA George States President Taft, Republicans to tion. VOTE OF ALL DOUBTFUL STATES TO BE INSPECTED, SAYS G. 0. P. President Wilson Carries North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico and He May Get Minne sota by Vote of the SoldiersHas 269 Electoral Votes. Special Dispatch San Francisco. Ca!.. Nov. :. Th thirteen votes of California, nee.icd to ve President Wilson the reniiired mimher or flertit"il l.;i!'ot-; nil! L i-isf for him. This became an assured fact shortly before midnight when the Republican IState leaders admitted that Gov. Hughes had boen defeated In this State by his opponent. SigSfr""" With only sixty-five precincts in the State missing, the votetonight stood: Hughes, 4)l,:JvS."; Wiison. 4;4,1!7. The missing precincts are not populous, but heretofore were Democratic, and the present le:;d of President Wil.-on cannot be overcome. JfSE8- New York, Nov. !. The Republican party, with the approval of Charles E. Hughes, who apparently ha., been defeated for the Presidency by Wood row Wilson, tonijrht began organiirjr its forces for the greatest leal bat tle for the presidency in the history cf the country. G-wge W. Wickersham. Attorney-Genoral of the United States under President Taft, has been placed in charge of the legal for.es. He lias al ready been collecting evidence anon wn!l-, will base th" contests in States giving .-mall Wil.-on pluralities:. An effort will be made for a re count in California. North Dakota. N"w Hampshire and New Mexi . t!i. electoral vote of which would change the result of the election. Mr. Hughes. Chairman Willcox f tno National Republican Committee, and Mr. Wickersham conferred this afternoon to map out the line of art ion. The Republicans will charge ciookedness at the polls in the demand for a recount. It has been learned that th0 Republican National Committee em ployed detectives to obtain information jn several States. Reports reached the Republican headquarters ir. advanre 0f the election that fraudulent methods might be resorted to in rdcr to carry the election in several States. These reports, while not announce,! j,v the Republicans, are in circula tion tonight. The Democratic Nat iora Committee considers the Republican charges too si'h- to consider. s;:i.I ; oi'licial of that body tonight. "It is all over but the .diouting." sa , Chairman McCormick of the Nation al Democratic Committee tonight. ";nd we are about to start the shouting. President Wilson's re-election i- positively assured." The Republican headquarters iofuPi to concede Wilson's victory, be cause the party loaders do not consi(jpr arcPj,t the unofficial returns as binding. But the returns from the doubtful States tonight did not stimulate hope among the. Republicans. North Dakota nas pone to Wilson undoubtedly, and there is no longer any room for douj)t ah0ut California. President Wil son has carried that State by at leas r.flOO. Returns from California Iat tonight definitely : ettleil the long cont;ml0d suspense as to the result of the election. West Virginia. .Minnesota, New Hairpjrp am ow Mexico still remain in the doubtful column. Of these the first three lean toward Wilson. The sol dier vote of Minnesota is expected 10 swing that State into line for Wilson, although Hughes is still ahead, but hi, ioa(l is being reduced with the re turns from every new orecinct. On the face of the returns tonight. President Wilson will have 2Hf electoral votes, or three more than are ncce.'j-y to elect. Other Presidential Elections That Followed Close Races There has been four previous presi dential elections in which the vote was extremely close and the result of which was for a considerable time in doubt. Two of these have occurred since the country attained practically its pres ent size and since telegraphic facil ties became general. In the election of 1800 Thomas Jef ferson and Aaron Burr obtained an equal number of electoral votes, and the choice of a President was thrown into the House of Representatives. Jefferson was elected on the thirty sixth ballot. In 1844 the election depended on the vote of New York, and a small plural ity in that State decided the contest in favor of James K. Polk and against Henry Clay. The loss of the Fre Soil vote in that State beat Clay. In 1876 occurred the famous Hayes Tildeu contest. The first returns indi cated the election of Samuel J. Til- IS C GIVING L VICTORY W. Wickersham, United Attorney General Under is Employed by Contest the Elec to The Tribune jden, the Democratic nominee, but in i three of the Southern States South I Carolina, Florida and Louisiana, j where "carpet-bag" governments still remained two sets of returns wetfi l sent in. one favoring Hayes and one for Tilden. By counting these three ' States for Hayes, his electoral ve.te j would bp 1K" to Tilden's 1S4. Oregon, with three electoral votes. also sent in double returns, one giving all three votes to Hayes, the other giv ing Hayes two and Tilden one. To ac cept the latter result would give Tilden 1S5, and Hayes, even with the three Southern States, only 184. The Senate was Republican and the House Democratic, and therefore the houses could not agree on a manner of counting the vote. The riarti.-san feeling throughout the country became ?o intense that alarm was felt for the nation's peace. The calm and pacific Continued on page 3.