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hi THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULA TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU. THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. i 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 17. 1916. NUMBER 45. MR.STUBBLEFIELDVinyard, Boss!PONTIAC FAMILY PRESIDES AT A 9f Derate, Is THINK DAUGHTER CHAMPAIGN MEAL Jaw Sags as Corks Pop at Banquet to County Clerks at St. Charles. GRIN COVERS FACE OF GEORGE E. HACKMANN Banker's Chagrin Erased as Crape Juice Bottle is Hauled Out of Cowbebs. William H. Stubblefield Jr., bank president, finance chairman of the one urn Forsythe evangelist tabernacle and leader of the dry-wing of the Cape County Democratic party, last night j i resided as toast master at a campaign dinner at the St. Charles Hotel. The dinner or rather banquet was given by E. F. Loveh, general sales nud of the Worrell Mfg. Co., of St. Louis, in honor of the Missouri County Clerics who are holding a three-day convention in the Cape. Mr. Stubblefield's eyes twinkled as, over in one corner of the large dining . . I room, corks began popping and there was the delicate tinkle of glasses as the process of "filling up" started in his direction. The waiter approached with the quart bottle of champaign, immacu lately enveloped within a towel so that just the gurgling mouth was ex posed, stopping at each guests's elbow to let the clear fluid sparkle and foam into the high-stemmed glasses. The banker's jaw sagged and his tyes were austere when the towel-clad bottle neaied his place. Nearby George E. Hackmann, State Auditor-elect and secretary of the County Clerks' Asso ciation, allowed a smile to begin be- ileum nis diuck inuMn.c .ioples clear out to his ears, as the fmni Vin tie-ni lis of the i Wlllt ULOUIl UjJ iiui" i"1- i champaign glass in front of him. Mr. Stubblelield filled up with grape juice and went ahead with his job as tuastmaster. Nearly two score guests attended the affair, when Mr. Hackmann deliv ered one of the principal talks. He declared that the clerks' association and annual conventions make for effi ciency und said he is convinced that he obtained much benefit from his con nection with the county clerks' organ ization. He likewise toasted the hospitality of the Cape in his address. Others who nia'do short talks were .1. W. Harrington, president, of Flatte County; Charles B. Johnson, DeKalb County, first vice president; Forrest Smith. Ray County, second vice president; John L. Likins, Greene County, third vice president; D. B. Kunkel, Holt County, assistant secre tly, and John A. Miller, Andrew Coun ty, treasurer. The clerks will finish their conven tion this afternoon with the election of officers and selection of the next meet ing place, as well as the adoption of resolutions. St. Louis has been urged as the next meeting place. TO BOWL IN ST. LOUIS NOV. 22 Cape Team Will Make tl.e Trip to Compete Against Chicago Men. V. F. Oberheide, treasurer of the Cape Howling League, yesterday aft ernoon received a schedule of the Mid West Bowling tournament that will be held in St. Louis which shows that the team from the Cape has been scheduled to roll next Wednesday evening. Oberheide and a team of five or six men will make the trip to St. Louis to enter the tournament. At the same time that the Cape aggregation is scheduled to bowl, three Chicago teams will be on the alleys and a couple teams from other places. It has not been definitely determin ed who will make the trip from the Cape, but the personnel of the team will be made known in a few days, as soon as Oberheide can find out from the men whether 6r not they can go. Several thousands of dollar will be awarded in prizes at the'eiose of the tournament. The date for the Cape's bowling falls upon Oberheide's birth-day. Now A rather "It's" a Girl, But Political Leader Says She'll be Named "Wood-row,'' Any way Much Handshaking and Cigar Passing. Den Vinyard, Democratic "boss" of Cape County, who, since the election. I has had more friends than ever before, I is ti:iti:i now ... l L . It's a girl a fine healthy eight pound baby who arrived at r:."0 o'clock yesterday morning. And Ken, whose I avocation is fire insurance and real es tate with politics as a side-line, yes terday was able to spend but a few moments at his office receiving con gratulations. The remainder of the dav he took up in telephoning to Parma, the home of .Mrs. Vinyard's parents, and in handing out cigars. "I think one of the names will have be Woodrow, anyway," Ren to clared Vinyard, since the election, has been j the center wherever he goes, of a handshaking crowd. Virtually all the men who call upon him, now do so ' in order to give themselves a high rec nmtnendation for a State or Federal irjmll ns the Demo- ,iviif iMii ' - CJ.atic boss wlo aictato the terms of patronage in this corner of the State. HF.LF.N SCHWAB RITES TODAY Girl Dies After Short IUness Attack of Diphtheria. ith The funeral of Helen Schwab, seven years old, who died Wednesday night at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. A. Graden, at 9 South Benton street, will be held this morning when short services will be held at the Graden home and the body will be taken to Umbeck Church, five miles west of the jcape on u.e , , . ... iL. ...1 1 1 vau1 frv cninr ices. Burial will be in the cemetery near the Umbeck Church. The funeral pro cession will leave the Graden home in the Cape at 10 o'clock this morning. The Schwab girl was a daughter of Engineer Fred J. Schwab of the C. G. N., who resides at 418 Morgan Oak street. The little girl- had been ill but a short time and it was not until a short time before her death that it was learned that she was suffering with diphtheria. When she was young, her mother died and she and a sister were taken to raise by her grandmother. When her father married a second time, both Kirls remained at their grandmother's home. She contracted a severe cold a few days ago, which developed a sore throat, and when a physician was sum moned, it was found that diphtheria was in an advanced stage. SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS FOR FATHER M URTAl'GH Father Von Tarenhout of Sie. Gene iee Will Deliver Eulogy at St. Vincent's Today. A solemn requiem mas will be cele brated at St. Vincent's Catholic church at 8 o'clock this morning for the re pose of the soul of the Rev. Father Murtaugh, who died in St. Louis last week after an extended illness. A large attendance of Father Murtaugh's friends will be present. The sermon, which will be a tribute i to the late clergyman, will be deliver ed bv Rev. Father Von Tourenhout, ot Ste. "Genevieve, an intimate friend of Father Murtaugh. Father Murtaugh, who was treasur er of St. Vincent's College, was also one of the best known clergymen in the Catholic Church in this section of the State. WIFE-BEATER FIXED Judge Wilier Finds Robert Sander of Dutchtown Guilty. Robert Sander, who is employed by Alvin Feuerhahn in his sawmill at Dutchtown, yesterday was fined $1 and costs by Judge W. H. Wilier when he was found guilty on a charge of wif$ beating. Sander's wife lives at Blomeyer. She declared, in getting the warrant for her husband, that he had beaten and abused her about ten days ago. WAS ASSAULTED Explain WhyThey Declined to Investigate Her Sud den Disappearance. DENY CHARGE THAT SHE ENDED HER LIFE Autopsy ShowsChristineDiemer's Neck Was Broken Re latives Held. Pontine, 111., Nov. 1(5. Eagerness of Jacob C. Diemer. wealthy retired farri er, his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Marie Die- i t. t ii j. nier, and their uaugiuer, .waguaiene, m J disprove that Christine, anotherdaugh- ter. hail killed herself. resulted in all three being held for the Grand Jury 'Tuesdav on the charge of killing her. j Tho Diemers, strict churci ,ook upon suicide as an unpar, ch goers, upon suicide as an unparuonamu i 1 1 sin. When Christine's body was taken from the Vermillion River, Nov. S. sui cide would have been the verdict if the parents and sister had not demand ed an autopsy. The autopsy proved to them to their great relief that Christine had not been guiltv of self-destruction. Thev do not consider the charire of man slaughter too great a price for clear- ing Christine's name of the stigma of suicide, and will not permit the sup- position of self-destruction to he urged I in their defense. Thev were arrested on warrants sworn out by Coroner Myers, in ac cordance with the inquest verdict, and gave bonds of $10,000 each, and in the evening in their home, they told cor respondents that, in their belief, mor- j i i : i.i i.i ru ..... avr.f.u.. l o.u. x , tin n her denth ! tine io net ueaui. ( It was a suit she had worn when. ; for a time last summer, she was a pa- tient at a Feo-ia sanitarium. To humor I .entata.l...a,anu mm. u. . her. .t was .sent to cleaners and on Oct. 21 her sister Magda.ene brought : . , . .,' it home. Christine receive,! it with ! aversion. That night Mrs. D.emer and , 7 Iipv lister Mae'd.iiene I.roueht : her sister Magdalene brought ; Magdalene went to a picture show. Christine sat in the kitchen and read ; 1 I the papers with her father. She spoke j of going to Morula lor the winter, After a win e she arose, her lather , . savs, and went ciuiet v iro.m the room, 3 ' i , . . . without saving good-night as she. i ii usual iv did. Her father supposed, he j . , , . I ..,-, ih-,i ho h:M n-o-.'.e to be. . Mrs. s Diemer and Magdalene came home, and the family retire d without looking into Christine's room. Next morning Magdalene went to call her sister and there was no an- swer. She called her father. Chris- tine was not there. The bed had not been made up, but the could not from that whether it had been occu pied any part of the preceding night, because it wah Christine's practue not to make up her bed until just be fore retiring. On the floor was a house dress and a nightgown. The blue dress and a hat to which Christine also had an aversion had dis appeared. The parents and sister con cluded, they say, that she had taken a tram for Florida, to lorestaii nei father's plan of having Magdalene ac company her, as she resented the im plication that she needed care. Her father wanted to make in- quiries, but Magdalene reminded him that Christine already felt herself dis graced by her stay at the sanitarium and would never forgive them if they caused a commotion over her depar ture, and it was agreed to wait for the letter they thought would soon come. Christine had gone away twice before without disclosing her plans, and, as she had spent last winter in Florida, t.bev did not doubt, thev say. that she ' would find her way there. But, while they waited for a letter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haines, rowing across the Vermillion, which flows sluggishly a block from the Diemer home, found the young woman's body floating in mid-stream and towed it to shore. Diemer, hearing that a woman s body had bei found,' at first dismissed the thought that it might be hisdaugh-J 3ect. ter, because she was to him still a This is the third time each has been married. Both have a number cbjl ( Continued on page 4.) 'dren by former marriages jC VjL .Ttw.7k..,.-M. 1 V. V. F 1 Niagara Falls in all ils beauty illuumialed at ni'lit. The picture was t::k.-n from ;.:ii i brink of the American falls. The picture is -iiisji,-red si n-iiuirkiihle photomphh' to liicvi iio-nJ hind the position of the camera is a bank of :; :ire lights, and to the rinht the falls, there are two banks of lights. NABS NEGRO DEACON AS P. 0. PILFERER! j j i Inspector Cain Catches Janitor! j at Poplar Bluff Tinkering With Mails. After he had been systematically pilfering registered mail as well as special delivery package and envel opes for the last three months, Ar- thur Haskins, deacon and pillar in the colored Methodist Church as well as janitor at the nost-oflice at I'onlar - .. . iuit, was arresten yesteruav bv fost-j . . o!fit'e Inspector Ben F. Cain. Inspector Cain arranged a trap forjing .submarine activity off the Amer- i the janitor which the latter promptly inspector was on P " ... ", J . . Cain arrived in the Cape last night the Hoxie accom vi llis " ,..: ,i,; , . . . morning before L . S. ( ommissioner arp ' . p its operation. As .janitor of the post- 4 . ' ollice he had access to the rooms where .... , the registered and special mad pouch- , . ... ' ., n , ,i n - es were kept while at the Poplar Rluff . ' ' . P"?-0'1"; He operated on the out- i K. ' whnp . hc &nd ;.emovin what. ver of tlle content was valuable, j q . k and restorinff them to ! ' . t, , I seveiui witks iui iuc iuwr.i iu - ti-j4r.-d to the inside of the nost-ofhee. an.l last Saturday Inspector Cain went to Foplar Kluff. Hit-, work was ended yesterday when , he got the goods on Haskins and made the arrest. Haskins declared tnat ne had been at his work rifling the mails for the last six weeks, but losses have occurred for the last three months. LAWYER IN MOURNING OVER WILSON VICTORY Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 16. Charles H. King, a prominent Memphis attor ney and Republican, is paying an elec tion bet by sitting in an office decorat ed with crepe and other paraphernalia suggestion of a house of death. King bet a friend Hughes would be elected. The stake was permission by the loser to let his office be decorated in any way the winner might chose. . King lost. His friend decorated his office in mourning. i BRIDEGROOM, 78, SAYS. "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT' Independence, Mo., Nov. 16. "It was love at first sight with us and so we got married." J. W. Smith, 78-year old bridegroom, smiled at his 76-year old bride, who was Mrs.. Saline Hermann, and dia missed 11 other argument oo fte 8ub- NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATED AT v- w. or . ic .-v x o-orr.o i BRITISH VIOLATE U. S. NEUTRALITY I'se American Telegraph Wires to Notify Canada of U-Boats' Presence. Speciai dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, Nov. lb. The Department investigating State com - plaints that British officials in the I TT:.l C't.,4. .. 4!.. ll J. Ljinifu oiair a.r using nit invgriijin and telephone lines between the United , , , stales anu lanaua. violating tne neu Itralitv of the United States n,, ,, ... , . - - . j The British agents in this country, . in on,,r t0 .secure information regard- "'an coast, telegraph or telephone to!"""'-''-; the oflicials of Canada, who in turn ! turkeys weighed about and 12 pounds I wh,n dress.,.. ! . . shins it sp-, M 11 Jt The State Depar , lllis information fr shins at sea. trtment has receiver! 1 . 1 - . C : i - from its own nrivate nu,A ; h r;!ii's iniormation irom us own p. .van-, ; sources, and the guilty parties will be; severely dealt with, if their names can be ascertained. I 1 r.,l, Vm- 1: Oftu inl u-:ir hnlloi tins trom I'.erlm. Fetrograd and I.u- , , iU . . n u . (barest show that on I-alkenhayn , . . T, offensive against Northwestern Ruma - . . , , , ., - r.ia continues favorable for the leu - ., , , , , .ions lh," Austro-Germans have j mor than u0 0 , .isoners today, together with some large guns and a quantitv of ammunition. w... u: v if.n.minr. eon- .w.. .... tinue to reach the Xavr Department ii... ...,K,iit.:nw iva lmini, in the rotors off Chesaneake Canes. It is L.iai uuniiu in " i . iv-i.ik. . Mi. i - i fi will i. it aim vi..' . ..... . - t. j ui.cfl, Knf on!.. , 4 i- i i... v- on a still hunt for either Allied mer- lfh:intmen and warships. None of the; j -llhmarSnt.s laVe made their appear- lance officially known to the Navy De- partment, which is not required of ; them American warships are plying j , . tn t for thp urnose up liin. ..v..... . . of enforcing neutrality, lhe tnt'f' States Government will not take any official notice of submarine activity so long as it takes place outside of the ! erfd for several months, iin.l last night j Wilson was given a rousing welcome three-mile line. . !was to b,, ;n ;1 dangerous condi-jon his return home tonight. It w is Washington, Nov. 16. Senator W''" jtjon the greatest demonstration of its ki id liam J. Stone of Missouri, chairman of Hp ppjnj, at the home, of his ! that has len witnesseri in modern the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- j sister jvs Theodore P.auerle. of Good years. tee. expresses belief that the United j "Hopc street. ! r or 10 minutes the great p.irai? States and German Governments will . About three months ago. Daumann J marched, two dozen bands played, c. i reach a satisfactory agreement regard-1 .pnt tQ Hot j;pl.jnKS. Ark., to be treat- ored flags 'waved and many thousands ing recent activities of German i ej for ms ailment. About two weeks j of people cheered the re-elected Pre: i boats. Lo-o he returned home after having re- j dent. The streets from the capita? to "It appears to be the same old con troversy." said the Senator yesterday, 'and I believe it can be settled with satisfaction to both sides. The Amer ican people are not seeking war. They are not afraid to fight anybody. But if I read the sentiment among the peo ple aright, they are desirous of deal ing kindly with the much-harrassed nations now engaged in war. They be lieve in using the pen first to settle matters at issue between this country and any of the belligerents." Senator Stone has discussed the U boat situation with Secretary Lans ing. Berlin, N'ov. 16, by wireless to Say-ville-The retirement of Gejaaaa-Bul-garian troops ia Macedonia to new positions prepared f6r them in the Cerne region is announced today by NIGHT -. V - am Hid. :.n.l shows ii.,- Al"ir .. t'e-t he- of the ii.-ti;rr, .linnly at the font of CAPE HUNTERS BAG 3 WILD TURKEYS I ' j j Chris Freeman and Lloyd Thomp- Son (Jet Birds Within 'I Miles of City. Three wild turkeys, probably the t first to b- bagged by Cape huntsmen !ths fall, last night were brought into town bv Chi is M. Freeman and Llord Tl I f'"" both well-known in local , . , ; tu-n i.f" 'It. i , ibest woodsmen. 1 Freeman got two of the birds und Ihompson the third. Jnompson s was a goubler. however, that, when dress - jeo. wa almost as large as botu of if . t. T A . I.-..,,, .v,vlr .ur - .i.M-r;nrr .1. i Freeman early this morning depart- e on a leturn tii). to the location i where he hot the to birds, to .-pen ! . . 1 t .J ), the day n an endeavor to get me more of the same kind of game, l-l, birds were routed out near the Rock Levee road about three miles below the tape. . ri . i I reeman and 1 homp.-on were hunt .. . . i , ;i , mg m a tield that was matted with , . , . . -n , ;gra. - s that came knee high. lhe 1 , . i-tV ,t cap-'were able to move with much ditucul- j tv bllt the turkeys. Free.nan said, were able to duck under the matted gra.. i and get oat of range. i t 11 i,.. Alter nilllllllg MM mm i"U mmis lie j i i ran into a ar;;(. nocj; 0f n j, turkeys, i . .- .u.. . . noi, nn nir t-Mi Lt-ii ... i.ie uvrti.ii ? L- u.... .i, ti.,- momhe.-s of Freeman said he tllf ilW-W. t I".-.. is sure that his second trio will get ! ' ; will HAFMANN HAS RELAPSE William Ruumann. well-known cigar ..... , .... ,.o.,n- maKer oi iiitai.;;, inrmn n.... ph to the Cane from Hot Springs. Ark., vpstprtiav sufrtred a relapse with liver , . ... troubte xyhch he has suff- covered his strength and it was be - lieved that he was getting permanent. lv well, when the relapse occurred. - the War Office. Russian troops in strong force at tacked the Austro-German lines east of the Putna Valley on the western Moldavian border, the War Office also announced. The attacks were fruit-J ePs. The Rumanians also attacked in the Oitu Pa.-.s region, but here also failed of success. The Rumanians are oner- ing stubborn resistance to the Austro German advance along the pase road ia Waliathia. The invading forces, however, made progress in the Itothen. thurm (Bed Tr Pass) and the Szur duk region, ' and yesterday captured more than 1200 prisoner. WILL CAMPAIGN TO RAISE $1000 LIBRARY FUNDS ,-V Meyer, Harrison, Kochtitzky, Dr. Bohnsack and Mrs. Friant on New Hoard. TO MEET DECEMBER 1 TO ARRANGE DETAILS Will Keep Reading Room (loin) Till C ity Gets Carnegie Institution. With the election ,f live new iiif-ni- hers to the Hoard of Dim-tors, tho Li- j brary Association Ia.4 night aniioun:-o; its determination to stai a .-.uhscrip' jtioo campaign in or,U-r to obtain SIIK'O j with which to finance for another y:.r the library at the coiner of Themis an. I j Spanish street.-. j The extenion of the 'library life j for another year on the .Ji'oi) to he j rai--ed will be a part of a program for I '''I'i'Uaiiung t!e pu-s. nt 8irarv ui.tll j a Car negie lil,ra-y may be realized 1(- tlx- Cape. The new Board of Directors hold :r itiiti; ! meeting on Dee. 1. when the wiii take charire and make th r j ji'ans !": rai.-iiig the money, fun'i j with which to .-upport the inst ittiti'.Mi or a ea; Tiie library r:ow is out i.eni i virtue ii tne (act ttiM tm Commercial Club at its !at meeti;r. gave -ST. wiiich wiped out all debt 'agaiii-t the !itte in.-titi:tion. 1 l'w ,lf"xv board members elected an : (,eo!-ge j.. .Meyer. C. I.. Harrison, otto 'Kochtitzky. Dr. Anita Rohn.-ack at ! Mrs. Julien Friant. Those v. ho u t i.-e 'from the board are: M:.-. W. H. Har rison, Fred Xaeter, Mary Koclttitzky. jKmil Dru.-ch and Rev. Wells, j The member.- of the bourn, who hold over lor another year are: Mrs. .bl n j Packman, Mrs. K. J. Deal and Sa u i Sh"rman. Tho.-e w ho wei levied la t ; night will .-erve for two years. ; She budget of the library deman.ls ; an expenditure of $o."V a month to j !..- , current expen.-es and in addition pc. I t 1 I 1 ...o- ... .... 'chased lor the reading room, , Miss IM-n Coe. ver ma.!.- a ,vpo, i last mHit in whi!-h she -howpi' i) t in the last vear the librarv has had ; -!0 regular readers r.ianv t whoni have l.een cmioren. i hen- nave !n-i ii . ! nil i.Jimm.i. in tin. Iifr 1200 volumes in the library and the total number of time, that all have been citei k"d out f t he - a librarv under the rides of the iii.-ti i- tion. is Ifl.tM'O. During the preceding year there were hut 10i!l readers and the looo volumes that the library po.-.esrd . v-' a total of I0.(.(,u l' ...K.awo.. . i ... . determine whether or not the efforts : to keep the institution alive would be ; carrien further. and on hearing the tremendous increase in the u.-e ot the hbrarv. the detrrminat mi was sohJ to WASHINGTON GIVES WILSON RECEPTION Special Di.-paU-h to The Tribune. ; Washington. Nov. . President i the White House were jammed unit' pedestrians were unable to pass, The President, Mrs. Wilson and a j party of friends, stood on the White j House steps and enjoyed the celebra tion. Mrs. Wilson was most pleased with the ovation to her husband, and ! she laughed gleefully as the crovd j .shouted jokes about the w hiskers of Charles Evans Hughes. i lhe President bowed and waved iii; hands to the crowd. si KS iS.LUU tvblr.ri-.KS FOR LOST Hl-SRA.L) Savannah, m., Nov. 16, Mrs. Lull's Schreiner has brought suit against five saloonkeepers for $5000 each, cb.arfi.ig they made her husband a drunkard and so forced her to get a divowe.