THE WEEKLY TRIBTTXE AND CAPE COUNTT HERALD. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1316.
Attorney Shows Crimson
Splotch Head Rest Which
He Says Wife Lay on as
She Was Slain.
HATCHET KILLED HER,
Children Could Not Be Awaken
ed to Realize Mother's Fate,
Asserts Detective Hints They
Might Have Been 'Doped.'
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 20. Suddenly
pulling from underneath the counsel
tabic a bloodstained pillow, upon which
the State alleges rested the head of
-Mrs. McDaniel, when she was murder
ed, the prosecution in the trial of Pros-
fiuiui ucar u. .ucuaniei, cnargea
t. r t i t i
with ihe murder ol his wife, caused a
.sensation this afternoon.
The pillow, with great crimson
splotches upon it, is one of the main
exhibits. Its introduction raised to its
feet the audience which filled the
courtroom to almost overflowing, while
groans and moans were heard. Sick
cued by the sight of it, women turned
av.ay their faces and
buried them in i
As though determined to drive home
his sensation to the uttermost, with
the pillow held in his hands before
him, so that it, with its stains were a
sickening sight, Prosecutor Lockwood
brought forth this statement from De
tective Henley, who was on the stand
and who testified previously that blood
hounds could find no trail to an al
leged burglar who, the defense will
contend killed Mrs. McDaniel after
robbing her hands of her jewels.
"Yes, sir, we found that pillow in
the basement of the McDaniel home.
"Do you know what became of the
"I only know what I heard, that they
wore burned," he testified.
McDaniel sat through the trial to
day like a man of steel. Even the in
troduction of the pillow did not dis
turb his apparently complete equil
ibrium. He was almost expressionless
while experts corroborated the state
ments made on the witness stand Sat
urday that his wife had been "killed by
a left-handed blow" and that he had
opposed the inquest.
Never a muscle twitched nor an eye
lash quivered as the accused County
Prosecutor sat in the courtroom calm
ly facing witnesses testifying against
The defense is expected to attach
bitterly the testimony to be given by
Mrs. Luke H. Jfoss and Miss Ailleen
Moss, mother and sister of the mur
dered woman, and will declare "the
mother and sister have purely personal
reasonings for wishing now to convict
McDaniel." The defense also will at
tack the personal character of Bart M.
Lockwood, special prosecutor, it was
J. W. Henley, chief detective, corro
borated testimony by other police offi
cers regarding the condition of the
basement window, through which a
burglar is supposed to have enterec.
He said he noticed a small hole in the
In the basement under the window,
ho testified, there were buckets that
would have been disturbed had any
one entered that way, and that there
was dust and cobwebs on the window
Two hours after the murder he con
ferred with Oscar D. McDaniel, who
told him he had been called from his
home at about 11 o'clock on the
errand to find his brother.
Henlov said be and other detectives '
tried to get information about the cal!
from the telephone centrals the time
it was made and the place the call was
from but were unable to learn any
thing at all about it.
Concerning McDaniels' automobile
w"hich he left in front of the garage
door. He examined it and noticed a
dent in the hood and the shattered
windshield. He said there were no
lamps on the machine lighted.
The screen from the basement win
dow in the McDaniel home, which was
t ut, the motor car hood, containing al
leged .bullet marks and the dressing
table chair in Mrs. McDaniel's room,
which is said to contain blood marks,
were introduced at this afternoon's
session when Henley resumed his tes
timony. Two or three days after the murder,
Henley said, he met McDaniel, and the
Prosecutor said to him: "You haven't
found ny trace of the murdewr yet,
Henley told about the arrest of Mc
Daniel. It was on a Sunday night. De
tectives found him reading. They
searched hira and found a revolver.
Henley" said. He was given time to
get his raincoat, but didn't bid
children good-bye, Henley declared.
The defense, it is declared, will de
clare McDaniel was given no time to
get any articles of clothing or to say
good-bye to his children. Henley tes
tified that at no time did McDaniel
give him any information or any help
in the case.
At the outset of the resumption of
the hearing today, with the courtroom
even more crowded than on Saturdav
the State called Dr. A. D. McGlolhlan,
one of the physicians who assisted in
the autopsy on the body of Mrs. Mc
Daniel. afttz. first bavins' attemnted
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to recall Dr. J. Wisser, the acting
Coroner. Dr. Wisser was not in court.
Dr. McGlothlan testified that there
was no evidence of any sort to show j
that Mrs. McDaniel's diamond rings '
were taken by a burglar or other in
truder. They were missing when po
lice arrived at the call of McDaniel.
He said there were no marks on the
hand that bore the rings, such as
would have been made by a robber who
doubtlessly would do his work hur-
They placed their chairs so that their
backs would be turned directly to the
members of McDaniel's family and the
accused man himself. Saturday they
faced them. Doth Mrs. Moss and her
j daughter frequently display the cmo-
tion t!iey suffer in the terrific str
j0f the trial
"What in your judgment was Mrs.
McDaniel struck with?" "I would say,
judging from the appearance of the
wounds, that she was hit with the ham
mer end of a heavy hatchet." the wit
ness answered to the first question, on
cross-examination by L. C. Gabbert of
the defense. So far no weapon has
been nrndiiced In- the St:it.v
Clyde Thrailkill, one of the police
who answered the call to the McDaniel
home, testified the call from the Mc
Daniel home came at 12:1. "i o'clock the
night Mrs. McDaniel was found slug
ged by her husband.
"When I entered the room where
Mrs. McDaniel was we found her lying
on the bed, where Oscar D. McDaniel
had an pan of water and a cloth bath
ing her head. j
"The washstand in the coiner of the
room was mussed up. There was a re
vlover on a chair directlv under the
phone in the room."
"Did you experience any trouble in
awakening the children?"
"Yes, sir, we had a hard time, and
only succeeded in getting them partly
awake. They did not awake enough to
realize what had happened to their
mother," answered the policeman.
It was rumored immediately follow
ing the murder the children had been
In Lockwood's opening statement no
allusion was made to it. On cross
examination of Policeman Thrailkill
by Judge Strop, the revolver used by
Oscar McDaniel in the duel with the
"man behind the tree" was introduced
by the defense and identified by the
policeman as the one he saw on the
WILL WED TODAY
Popular Jackson Girl Will Be
come Bride of Robert Hoff
mann at Caruthersville.
Robert Hoffmann and Miss Imogene
Vinyard, both 01 Jackson, eluded their
friends in the county seat yesterday
and departed for Caruthersville, where
they will be married today at the home
of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. Ii. Luten,
the wife of a prominent physician.
Miss Vinyard, who is a sister of
Ben Vinyard of this city, and Mrs.
George S. Summers, is one of Jack
son's most charming society belles, and
Mr. Hoffmann is connected with the
Jackson Bottling works. They have
been sweethearts for several years,
and engaged for sometime. They kept
the secret to themselves and the mem
bers of their immediate families until
yesterday, -when a report was circu
lated that they were planning to be
Mr. Hoffmann told a number of
friends that the report was but a hoax,
and Miss Vinyard likewise refused to
make a confession. But at the time
they were preparing to go to Caruth
ersville, where plans had been made
for the wedding ceremony today.
Miss Vinyard and her sister, Mrs. i
Luten, of Caruthersville. made all of
the arrangements for the wedding.
Miss Vinyard has divided her time dur
ing the past month between her sis
ter's home in Caruthersville and her
parent's home in Jackson.
Miss Vinyard is a daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. George W. Vinyard of Jack
son, one of the best known families
in the county. Mr. Hcffrtiann, like
wise, is a member of a family that has
been prominent for many years.
The couple have kept their plans
only to themselves, and it could not be
learned in Jackson yesterday where
they expected to spend their honey- :
moon. They will go to housekeeping j
tin the county seat upon their return,
DIE IN ONE DAY
W. F. Baumann, II. P. Ahrens
and E. WT. Herzinger Suc
cumb Within Few Hours.
PNEUMONIA IS FATAL
TO CAPE CIGAR MAN
Gordonvillc- Pioneer Passes Away
After Brief Illness Funeral
Three prominent Cape County men
died within twenty-four hours of each
other early Sunday morning and yes
terday. All had lingered with illness,
but the physicians of each had hoped
that the three patients would recover.
The trio were: W. F. BauYnann, H. P.
Ahrens and K. W. Herzinger. all na
tives of hot countv and each well
known over this section of the State.
William V. Kallmann, a well-known ! oui-s-cigar
maker of the Cape, died ye-ter- : 1)r- lw-es and Miss Glenn also v
day morning about V, o'clock at the i "c 'uuiried 0.1 Thanksgiving Day,
home of his sister, Mrs. Theodore Uau -
erle, at 227 South Pacific street. His
is due to a complication of ,is-
! , ,-
ot.i, iimir s infuse and pneumonia
; being the direct cause.
The funeral will be Wednesday
morning at 8:::0 o'clock. There v. ill be
a re-iuiem mass at St. Mary's Catholic
Church, and later the body will be in
terned at the Old Catholic Cemcterv.
The deceased leaves two sons, Al- i ing's bridal party. Miss Glenn plan-! fee. which is one dollar a year. When
bcrt If), and. Alvin 17. The latter is ned to be a member of th? bridal par- j I got ready to re-enter the business, I
employed by the Cape Girardeau and i ty, but ;;he and Dr. lihodes were to , thought I would take out a license that
Northern Railway Co. Albert is em-I be married earlier on Thank.-giving j I might accommodate some other phys
ploycd as a bookkeeper in Sikeston. ! Day ;.nd secretly with but a few mem- ; ician. I sent the State Board the line
The wife of Baumann preceded him to ; bers of the couple's families present. for permitting (lie license to lapse as
the grave 16 years ago. He never j 'fiJe announcement of their nuptial.- ! Vlil as the amount of the pharmacy
married again, hut made his home with I to have been ovule then :ifter ihe i Iicen.se for eight vears that I was not
his two boys. J Kerning wedding. - practicing. The board rejected this.
Mr. Baumann lived alone at 620; r. Rhodes has prepared 'an apart-! raying that I would have to go to
Merriwether street. When he became ment on North Pacific street for hi? j Jefferson City and take another ex
ill recently he was taken to the home '. bride, and they will be at home there lamination. 1 could not see any ux
or his sister, Mrs. Bauerle, who nursed j within a short time after their mar- j i'use for this horse-play, and I just lc
him until his death. j iiage. : cided I would not take out the license
About a year ago Baumann went to j The wedding of Miss Glenn and of , at all."
Armstrong Springs, Ark., to restore ; Miss Lemintr are two social affairs that i Charles Gietner. nresident of the
his failing health
He returned an
parent.y wed, but soon suffered a re- ,
lapse. Dr. 1 aul Williams, the phys -
ician in attendance, diagnosed his case
as pneumonia. '
Mr. llaumann leaves a wide circle
of friends. He was a member of the
Cigar Maker's Union and was almost
47 year old.
Mr. Bau man a was a native of the
Cape, being born -Jan. 28, 1S0. His
parents were Mr. and Mrs. Christian
Baumann, who immigrated from Ba
varia, Germany. He learned the cigar
making trade when a young man and
established his business shortly after
attaining his majority. He was mar--.
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ie.i 10 .n ..laieiiMiinp. it "au" 1,1
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barenkamp, on .
AT..,. On 1C07
Besides the two sons Mr. Baumann
leaves two brothers, Leo and llobert
Baumann, who live in Belleville, 111.;
four sisters, Mrs. Theodore Bauerle,
Mrs. Louise Messmer, Mrs. Alois Zim
mer and Mrs. Josephine Schultz. Mrs.
Messmer and Mrs. Schultz reside in
The funeral will be held Wednesday
morning. The requiem mass will be
celebrated by Rev. Father Pniente of
St. Mary's Catholic Church, whereupon
the remains will be buried at the Old
After an illness of only ten days,
Henry P. Ahrens, a pioneer of Gordon-
ville, died yesterday mornin
at his j
home. His death was caused by stom
ach trouble and scirrhosis of the liver.
llie oeceaseo nad been confined to his ; in tne employ of Mrs. Harlan P. Pier
bed only ten days. He was 7! years j onRet for t10 1(Ust eight years, passed
old. away Sunday at his home on North
Mr. Ahrens had been in bad health j Fountain street. Blight's disease was
for almost a year. Dr. K. K. Schoen ! lnP cause of his death,
was the attending physician. j He had been suffering from this ail-
TJie widow, one son, John H.; eleven j ment for the past two years, but it
grandchildren, and five great-grand- j was not until recently that he was
children survive. The funeral will be compelled by the sickness to remain
held on Wednesday afternoon in Gor- j anay from his post,
donville, from the German M. K. yik, funeral will be held this morn
Church. Interment will be immediate- j Vrr ;lt 0 o'clock. After a short cere
ly thereafter in the Gordonvilie Ceme- j mony at the house the cortege will
tery. Rev. Ludwig, the pastor of thejeuve for the 0ij Herzinger Cemetery,
church will officiate and also preach j nPar Jackson. The funeral will be in
the sermon. I charge of the Macabee Lodge, of which
The deceased was one of the best i n Herzinger was a member.
known residents of Cane County. He,
i,.lfi i;,-iny in r:.-.i-rls,n-i11 sinee i
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boyhood. He was one of the founders
of the Gordonvilie Mercantile Co., ami
was the manager of the concern. He
leaves besides hi family a wide cir
cle of friend-'.
Mr. Ahrens may be counted as one
of the oldest residents of Cape Coun
ty. He came here with his parents j Jackson. He preferred the life of the
when a mere infant. They came from j c.jty to the farm and left his old home
Germany and were among the first set- j Ftead in 19C8, coming to the Cape. His
tiers of this part of the country. He 0d home is on Byrd's Creek, seven
passed his time on the parental farm ir,ijes west of Jackson,
till he attained the age of majority, j The burial was arranged by Al Brin-
when he was married to Miss Chris- j
tine Mueller. This was about in 18f0.
He had only one on. His grandson, j
Hen y Macke. wa, raised by him and ,
'looked after the steie m the past j
RUTH GLENN AND
DR. RHODES PLAN
TO DUPE FRIENDS
To Marry inSecret onThanks
giving Day and Announce
at Leming Affair.
Doctor and Nurse, After Roman
tic Courtship, Will Wed
Plans for a surprise wedding an
nouncement that Miss Iluth Glenn and
Dr. F. D. Rhodes, her liancc, had pre
pared to make, last night became
known a few hours after invitations
to the wedding of Dr. G. P.. Schulz
and Miss Alice Knight were received
in the Cape.
Dr. Schulz and Mis Knight will he
married on Thanksgiving Bay
j 'jecamo '::ioun. and announcement of
I t:ieil marriage the couple had planned
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j to uike at the wedding ol Mis? Rose
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; " ";,l " inr. muiwn,
vvi" 1e married at Cente.iary Church
1 naii'isgiv! ug evening. ,
Miss Glenn, according to the plans
that have been announced for the wed-
o! .uiss l.'miin'-: and rro:. Ken-
on, is to be a member of Mi. s f em-
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attract much attention in the
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Cape. The wedding of Dr. Schulz and
.'Iiss Knight will be at Christ Church
j Kpiscop.il Cathedral in St. Louis, at .",
o'clock in the afternoon.
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1 i iie coupie nave oeen engaged to ucmuuMi a uuii- hil m nan kmimv.
married for several months and have j
endeavored to maintain their engage-
ment a secret. On their return to the
Ca:e thev will reside in the new home
that Dr. Schulz has purchased on the!
corner of Broadway and Frederick.'
The place formerly was occupied by ;
the (orrver family, owl since h" lias
acquired it, D : Schulz has had it re
modeled inside and recently sele--t'(T
new furniture with which to furnish
MisKni,.ht i? a trained nurse and
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i until recemiv v. as simeriiiien'o iil o. i
.-rr.r..t I- vie c'linr.riiiTonilrn! i
Tohn's TTosnital in
She and Dr. Schulz met each otner i
last spring when she was called to the
Cape on a p"ofessio:ial case. After a
courtship lasting but a few weeks, the
couple became engaged last spring and
planned their marriage for the falT.
Dr. Schulz is one of the Cape best
known surgeons. He is president of
the Cape County Medical Association
and has been a leader in civic affairs.
yc:rs. when the deceased was not able
to do so.
Mrs. Otto Kiehne, wife of Prof.
Kiehne of the Jackson High School, is
a granddaughter cf the deceased.
Everett W. Herzinger. who has been i
r- Herzinirer wa; nearlv r7 vears I
u v., ,.r i, I
urn. lit nail urcu a ir-iinriit 'i li
i Cape for the nast eight vear, and was
! in the emnlov of Mrs. Pieronnet dur-1
wz his stav here. He is survived by j
ibis widow and several crown child ron
i and one brother.
The deceased was born on the farm
I of his father which is located near
-or)f Furniture and Undertaking Co.
a. P. Behrens of the Cape is having
repairing done on his property on First
South street in this city.
AND DR. VORBECK
START A RUMPUS
State Commissioners Say He
Must Let Them Examine
Him He Taboos the Idea
HE WON'T BE QUIZZED
Examiners P'ay Hawkshaw De
tectives, Then Tell Prosecut
ing Attorney on Doctor.
A contest between l)i- .1 C V...h'-
the well-known Cape physician, and
the Slate Hoard of l;::irmaey, which
has betn in progress for seeral weeks,
reached the second chauter stag-- yes
terday. rr. 1 1 - ...
ine ooaru says Dr. orUvk will!
nave to take an examination before the
'board, if he exnects to in:iti.e ,,'nui..
i 1 macy. Dr. Vorbeck says the board is
it i trying to amuse itself. As a nhvsician
he is permitted to fill his own prescrip-
tions and as h
is not called upon to
i 111 iru upon
!cii . . ""'ii im.- uin iiii-iu win insure me nu-
j nil prescriptions written bv other! iv. . , , . I
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i'-. m i"r-.-n 1 oeiieve ne snouui
take out U
j ''15ut I obtaind a State licence to
j practice pharmacy Ui years ago and
' kept it for eight years,"' said Dr. Vor.
nee u. "u hen I mnt uviwt u-m.. i-.,-.
I ' -
macy, I quit avinr the annual license
I State Board, and 11. A. Dovle. a m-m-
'ber of the board, arrived in the Cape
yesterday, determined to force Dr.
Vorbeck to take the examination. Up
on their arrival, they decided thev
1,1 .i .. i:4i u:i r u l. .1
work. Going to the Vorbeck-Dohogne
drug store on Good Hope street, they
asked the clerk in the store to sell
them a dime's worth of poison. The
I.ate.- thev met Dr. Vorbeck and
pleaded with him to take the examina
you can t
sell castor oil
said the presi-
(tent of Hoard. A policeman can sen i
castor oil. if he wants to, and without
your license." replied Dr. Vorbeck.
Alter Dr. Vorbeck had told the two
State Board members that he wouldn't
take an examination before the (ueen
of Shcha, the president said: "Al right.
Then I'll have to see the prosecuting
They appeared before Mr. Caruthers
yesterday afternoon and urged him lo
make Dr. Vorbeck behave. "Why. we
can't do a thing with him." urged the
Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers last
night told The Tribune that he would
not decide what he would do until he
had heard all of the facts.
It became known yesterday that sev
eral local men have attempted to as
sist the State Board. Several prescrip
tions have been sent to Dr. Vorbeck
in an effort to determine whether he
would fill them. While the law gives
him the right to fill his own prescrip
tions, he cannot fill thosf written by
i other physicians, he
terday. "There are a couple of horse
doctorse who would like for me to walk
into their traps, but I don't propose to
do it." he said.
Gietner, when seen by a representa
tive of The Tribune, declared that Dr.
Vorbeck was practicing pharmacy
against all drug laws of the State of
Missouri. He had been so notified
some time ago. but when he ignored
the warning of the State Board, he
took it upon himself to look into the
! matter, said Gietner.
According tn Gietner, each drug store
eV..,u kvo nt le:ist one rep-istered man.
riiun " v - - , --
!Tf an applicant has passed the exam-
ination before the State Board, he is j
given a certificate, that w ill be honor-j
ed in all the States. !
j ''This certificate will give the hold- j
er the right to compound drugs for use
of the public. The license, of course,
must be renewed every yeai, for which
a tax of one dollar is paid," he said.
"Dr. Vorbeck has not complied with
this clause of the drug laws and has
so been notified," Gietner told The
Tribune representative. "He has. how
ever ignored the warning of the board.
We do not propose to work any hard
ship on the doctor, but merely want
him to comply w ith the law. He told
is yesterday that he would not do so.
land therefore we must resort to tlie
most rigid means."
Dr. Vorbeck was somwhat enraged
over the matter. He declared that he
did, not have the slightest intention to
bow to the demands of the State Board
or any of is members.
"I shall take this matter to the high
est court, if necessary. I shall test the
legality ami constitutionality of this
law, which has a coniiscatory clause in
it. i shall solicit the aid of my Coi-
leagues wlib are in the same boat &ji
I am in, and try to have this law re- j
"I passed the examination before the
State Board of Pharmacy in 1101, and
just for the reason that I have not
practiced for a certain length of time
and have not paid the tax, as the
amended law provides, I shall be de
prived of a right granted me under the
"About the middle 01" August. 1
notified the State Hoard that I intend,
ed to open un a druir store. This no
tification was accampa::ied by a Money
order, to pay the taxes required of a
druggist .ami also the penalty provided
Iv this I.-iw fir the -f-lllllto ...... lUa
j annual tax. This order was rejected
w . 1 ...i .1 , ,
, e. m- ui'.w.i. .11111 uu-i (-upon 1 lOUIietl
that I would continue to
"The registered druggist is to pay
an annual tax of one dollar for the
privilege of practicing pharmacy, and
this one dollar, so the members of the I
State Hoard are inclined lo believe.
U)ii,, l; t ...:n . . . ,, ,
"t ,ikiul 111, imii.iiit-iu iiieii. .-AS l
matter of fact, an incompetent man
j would be permitted under the new law
to m.'lict his incompetency upon me
public upon piM.-nvni of a dollar, an.!
a competent man, who, for valid rea
sons, may not have p;id this dollar for
one year, shall be deprived of the riht
to practice pharmacy."
BARNEY KRAFT IS
FIRE DEPT. CHIEF;
George D. French is Elected
Assistant Chief bv Council
TO BE EFFECTIVE DEC.
City Cmm-il Decides to Opeu
West End Boulevard Talley
Klatt Was elected lliet
of the fire department at the regular j
Council meeting last night and George
D. French was made Assistant Chief.
, . , , i
md Leo Schultz i
j in wie car sniiriage. waicn nas promu
were elect-d members of the depart- I f.( 01.jsis all ov r the countrv.
ment, thereby eliminating ( . IS. Kan
son, who has been a member of the de
partment for several years.
The election of Karft required three j
ballots. On the liist two ballots he re- j
ceived four votes to three for French,
vvho has also filed for the position as j
chief. On the third ballot one of tlu
councilmen changed his vote, thereby j
giving Kraft the necessary majority
Four ballots were necessary for the
selection of Assistant Chief French.
He was competing against five other
applicants, namely, Frank Burford,
Leo Bruening, Martin Oberheide, A.
C. Moore and Garrett Woffaid. The
race was between Oberheide, Burford
Mid French, the ether three did not re
Cine a vote. On the first three ballot.-.
French re.c-e(i (ot- votes, Bur
ford one and Oberheide two.
The count remained this way on the
next two ballots. The final count was
." for Fiench. 1 for Oberheide and I
for Burford. Th- selection of the other
two members of the lire department
did net cause iny trouble. On the
i'r.-t i allot 0 )erl-:de wis gixen six
voti s. Schultz " n'.ul Hansom
The appointments become effective j
Dec. I. ATter this day the new salary
scale shall go into ertect. The fire
chief will be required l remahrat the
just the same as the j
His salary will be j
.- ner month instead of ,s."0 oer j
annum, as it has been up' to this time, j
Al Dittlinger is the present chief. I
On a motion made by Henry Brunke, !
the Street Committee will call on the j
School Board and ask the members to I
relieve the bad road conditions that j
now exist around the Washington
School. It was suggested that a board
sidewalk or some steps be laid up tjv'
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hill so that the children living on South
Fountain street and other streets near
the school can reach this institution
on a direct way.
During bad weather the children
have to come north on Sprigg street
until they reach North street; go west
on North street to Frederick street,
and turn into this street and then walk
back on Fountain till they reach the
school, which is located between Mills
and Pearl streets. The laying of the
proposed heardwa'k would enable the
SINGED BY NEW
F. W. Morrison Paying $4 for
FiiaI in Till CQ r,4r.
1 V x a M lift m mm xi "X
Made in Summer.
COAL NOW WORTH AS
MUCH AS $5.50 TON
Wholesale Dealers Join Mr.
Ultimate Cousumer in Being
Plucked -May Take Slump.
The high price of coal has not onlv
,mt M'"- Ultimate Consu mer where the
! chicken got the axe. but it has dimply
singed the men who buv coal bv tie
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'II it to the
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F. W. .Morrison, president of
Morrison Ice & Fuel Company,
suffered the greatest hss by the sky.
rocket advance of :-oal. He sunolies
J a majority of the homes in this itv
with their winter fuel :m,I i,.,.-
bten his custom heretofore, he took
orders for coal last summer to k de
livered this autumn.
He agned to let manj of his cus
tomers have their winter's supply at
S"! per ton. But these contracts were
made befon- the price o." coal began
to climb skyward. When the reports
cam" that fnej had gone almost out of
.-ight. there w a a rush for the office
of Mr. Morrison.
He assured his customers that he
could take nnnishmer.f if he :.,! tn
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I and promised them that all of his ron-
tracts would be kept, regardless of the
price he won!,! have to pay to obtain
He is now paying -Si per ton. a:;d as
fast as he receives a car, he begins
to distribute the fuel to his customers
over the city at the rate of ton.
and he pays for the hauling, just as
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jail of his early contracts.
If he were ii.ciiner' to repudiate the
! agreements he made in the late sum
j iner. he eouid dispose of his coal at
j $" .l:td S.l.ri!) per ton. When he made
the j.jjreement to furnish coal at
la ton. he had been promised his sup
I ply of coal from the mine owners at a
I reasonable price. Since then, the mine
j owners with whom he contracted have
I failed to till his order .md he has been
'compelled to huv from other sources
('CI 1 b:i lleen ,.!.! :.t v.-n-mn I...T.1
fuel offices for ?; per ton during the
Past week. This unusual price is due
to the 1"act that wholesale buyers have
heen unable to get anv coal because
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Interstate Commerce Commis
sion ;s holding a meeting at Louisville.
Kv.. to ascertain the cause for the car
According to a dipath
citv to The Tribune last
night, the railroads of the countrv re-
ported to the commission that lOe.POf)
cars which in previous years had been
used to suppl'.T cities and town all over
the countrv with coal and food prod
ucts, are beiii"; used to carry export
business to the East for shipment to
the nations now at war.
Drastic measures will lie resorted to
by the railroads, the commission wa-
I told, to relieve the situation that now
The railroads will increase the de
murrage charges in order to speed un
the return of cars to their base after
they have been carried to their destina
tion and emptied. It is known that
freight cars, which have been shipped
into the Cape during the past six
weeks, have henn permitted to stand
on the tracks for days after they were
emptied. It is said that this condition
exists in al! parts of the country. Thl
neglect is held to be responsible, in a
for the car shortage. Th"
railroads are responsible for the fail
ure to return the empty cars. By ii
creasinc the demurrage rates v III
poed up the movement of empty car-.
chil lien t cross the hill instead i"
walking around it.
The parkkeeper .vill be instructed to
keep the children off the roof of tlu
pavillion in the park during all games
played at the City Park. A motion
to that effect was made by Councilman
Bowman. He also made a motion to
instruct City Counelor Knehans to
draw an ordinance for the opening of
West End Boulevard.
On motion of Councilman Kaess, the
C. G. & N. will be requested to repair
the crossing on West End Boulevard.
The railroad will be asked to lay
planks between the tracks, so as to
make the newly-constructed crossing
passable for vehicles.
The council then adjourned until
Wednesday night, when the case of
Policeman Talley will be tried. He is
charged with assault upon William
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