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Jaw Sags as Corks Pop at
Banquet to County Clerks
at St. Charles.
Banker's Chagrin Erased as
Crape Juice Bottle is Hauled
Out of Cowbebs.
William H. Stubblefield Jr.,
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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
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
Girl Dies After Short IUness
Attack of Diphtheria.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Explain WhyThey Declined
to Investigate Her Sud
den Disappearance.
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.
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
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
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.
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
" ... ", J
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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.
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
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-
v- w. or . ic .-v x o-orr.o
I'se American Telegraph Wires
to Notify Canada of U-Boats'
Speciai dispatch to The Tribune.
Washington, Nov. lb. The
Department investigating
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...
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
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
-. V -
Hid. :.n.l shows ii.,-
Al"ir .. t'e-t he-
of the ii.-ti;rr, .linnly at the font of
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
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
more of the same kind of game,
birds were routed out near the Rock
Levee road about three miles below the
. 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
! '
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
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.
TO RAISE $1000
Meyer, Harrison, Kochtitzky,
Dr. Bohnsack and Mrs.
Friant on New Hoard.
Will Keep Reading Room (loin)
Till C ity Gets Carnegie
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)
in the last vear the librarv has
; -!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
number of time, that all
have been citei k"d out f
t he
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
...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
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
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.

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