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' V r ? 1 i CaPe TRIBUNE THE TRIBUNE COVERS vSOUTHEAST 'MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. i i THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULA TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU. A NEWSPAPER THAT PRINTS ALL THE. NEW! it ATS FIT TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRABDlU MISSOURI, DECEMBER 8. 1916, NUMBER 48 OVOL. XV LADIES INSIST HOOP SKIRTS BE WORN AT DANCE THE WEEEIff GERMANS TAKE HILL 304 NEAR VERDUNJRANCE Two More Cities Captured in Rumania;' but Fleeing Army Is Still at Large. LOCAL OPTION ELECTION TO BE HELD IN SPRING NEW MOTOR FIRE ENGINE IS HERE; ATTRACTSCROWD AUSTRIAN CORRESPONDENTS OFF FOR THE FRONTS Six Members of the Men's Club Plan Dry Contest Churches to Take Part. COMMITTEE OF FOUR TO HANDLE CAMPAIGN Fund to be Asked to Wage Stiff Contest-Drys Say They ; Will Win. Six members of the Men's Clul met at the Centenary Methodist Church last night and definitely decided to hold a local option election in this county in the spring. It was decided to enlist the sup port of the Protestant churches, and an effort will be made to induce the colored religious organizations also to assist. W. H. Stubblefield Jr., in speaking of the need of a campaign fund, said: "It is necessary fr "s to whip the 'nigger preachers' and the niggers' into line. The 'niggers' are for our cause. Two met me on the street the other day and asked if we were going to hold an election in the .spring. When 1 said we were, they wanted to know if we didn't need a little help." Mr. Stubblefield, Otto Kochtitzky and Rev. J. C. Handy were the prin cipal speakers. AH of them expatiated upon the need of prohibition in Cape Girardeau County, and made sugges tions for prosecuting he campaign. " .Mr. Stubblefield urged the impor tance of a campaign lund. He said 11 woufd he an easy matter to get sub .scriptions along Main street and Broadwav. A committee, composed of U. F. Davis, Prof. W. W. Martin, Rev. J. J. Clopton and Mr. Follard, was se lected to effect a union of the Protest ant churches that are in favor of pro hibition. This committee will work in conjunction with the Men's Club and tne Citizen's Committee. It was pointed out that a majority of Dr. Clopton's congregation were wet, but he had volunteered his active services in the local option campaign. Jt was at Dr. Clopton's suggestion, the speaker said, that the minister be giv en a prominent part in the campaign. Those present at last night's meet ing predicted that prohibition would sweep the county. Banker Stubble lield suggested that a public audito rium be built from public funds, and he also advised that a moving picture campaign be waged in the interest of the cause. Collections will be taken up each Sunday at the various church- es co-operating in the movement, and this monev will be used to keep up interest in the campaign "Why, go along Main and Broad way," he said, "and in three hours we can have subscribed sufficient money from the merchants to defray the ex penses of a campaign." He then enu merated all the merchants who, in his estimation, would give "ten," and came to the conclusion that this would be a very popular subscription. He then added that the "nigger preachers" and the "niggers" could be lined up for their cause and be of a great aid to the movements. "Why, the other day, two 'niggers' stopped me on the street, and asked me wheth er I was going to get busy in the spring and I answered yes. Why, Mis tah Stubblefield, you'll need some help wont you? I told them that I would let them know if their assistance was needed Stubblefield then related his experi ence with a "boo;f fiighter" who had been introduced to him by Rev. Bem berg, pastor of the German Evangel ical Church, about a yar ago. "The man was brought to me with the re quest that I provide transportation for him to St Louis, and when I smelled the odor of beer on his breath, I re buked him for spending his money for hnriTP. At the same time I thought this was good lecture for Bemberg." This caused the chairman of the meeting to inject a few remarks about his effprts of trying to enlist the aid of Rev.' Bemberg for the prohibition cause. "He's a German, he can't speak any English, he hasn't good (Continued on page 6) Huge Flame Destroyer Takes on Speed as It Climbs Independence Hill. DEMONSTRATOR WILL TEACH CHIEF TODAY Firemen Will be Taught How to Operate Monster Truck Conies Monday. The new automobile fire engine ar rived yesterday afternoon and was driven through the streets after it had been unloaded from the box car near Main and Independence streets. A large crowd gathered to see the big erd machine make its initial trip through the streets of the Cape. The second automobile truck, which is a combination hook and ladder wagon and hose reel, will be here Monday afternoon. Mayor Kage and Councilman Fowler and Black were on hand when the machine was unloaded. They com posed the committee that had been em powered to buy the apparatus for the city. A demonstrator came with the apparatus to instruct the firemen how to operate the heavy engine. He drove it through the streets of the city to give the citizens an opportunity to see the device in action. Without even slowing up, the automobile engine climbed the steep hill on Independence street on its way to the engine house. The remodeling of the old engine house had just been completed during the afternoon and was ready to re ceive the new apparatus. The doors were widened, as well as the stall in which the old fire wagon had been kept. It is now large enough to keep the automobile engine and the other truck side by side. Todav the firemen will begin to re ceive their instructions in operating the machine. Chief Barney Kraft will be given his first lesson and the other three will be taught later on. If nec essary, the demonstrator will remain here for four weeks, to train the fire men. The automobile engine has a length of 2S feet. It is painted in scarlet red. The motor has six double cylinders, developing a total of 72 horsepower, and a double ignition. It is equipped with the latest improvements of an automobile. The motor is also used to pump the water in combatting fires. All that is necessary is the shifting of a cock on the side of the automobile and the motor of the automobile be gins to pump the water. The suction hose has a diameter of eight inches. while the outlet hose is only six inch es in width. The second part of the new fire equipment will be shipped tomorrow and will arrive at the latest by next Monday. After its arrival the old outfit wil lbe turned over to the Rob inson concern. The second automobile t r.o tVio ivo enrnne IS noi SO lira " truck, but is considerably longer. This is necessitated because of the lengm of the ladders. This second automo bile will only be used when the entire force is called out to fight a lire. In ordinary cases the engine alone will be used. MRS. G. H. GROSS WILL BE Rl'RIED THIS AFTERNOON Body of Well-Known Woman Will Be Laid to Rest In Lorimier. What is expected to be one of the largest funerals held in the Cape in many months, will be this afternoon when the body of Mrs. Louise Gross, who died Wednesday morning at her home, will be buried in the Lorimier Cemetery. Rev. August Wilder, pastor of the Lutheran Trinity Church, will be in charge of the ceremony. The cortege will leave the home about 1:30 o'clock and will proceed to the Lutheran Trinity Church, where Rev. Wilder will deliver the funeral oration. Mrs. Gross, who was the wife of HMtfriM Gross, was a member of a well-known Cape County family. ffc 3r! jfrSgtfas5 jfJBsLJ... ll I fe f r .fififfyi. JIBUTI War corresiKindonts from Austria-Hungary being taken to the front in th MISS MARIE POTT WINS BREAD PRIZE Her Loaves Best Offered by Cape County and She Gets Scholarship. Miss Marie Pott was last night do clared the winner over the seven Cape County girls who entered the home-j baking contest at the State Normal School and was awarded a scholarship at the Normal as her reward. Mifcsi Pott is the daughter of Mr. and MitfUorrahny years ak pfikial of the street Emil Pott of G?,:i Merriwethcr TS? admitted that Besides Cape County.ten other coun-Tne as not a political prophet, ties were represented in this contest ! During the campaign, Mr. Price ad and each countv was awarded a schol- i dressed many political gatherings, and arship for the ensuing year. There were contestants, far more than in any previous exhibition of this jkind, which is an annual event. Sev eral counties only had a single entry, but Cape County submitted the work of seven girls. The contest was pre sided over by Miss Ida Shilling, who was assisted by several teachers of the State Normal. Each contestant offered a sample of her own baking. A letter, showing the kind of flour used, the brand of yeast and the process of baking, had to ac company the bread that was entered. Pans of a standard size, namely i 'ax-41-x2,2 inches, had to be used in bak ing the loaves. Any variety of fiour was permissible and the number of loaves was left optional with the baker, provided the number was kept vithin reason. Each loaf was examined as to its taste and quality, its appearance and wholesomeness. The contest was clos ed at noon yesterday, and immediate ly thereafter, the committee began the examination. The scholarship award ed the winners will cover the registra tion fees for one year. The following girls were declared the winners from their respective counties: County. Name. Addre??. Cape Marie Pott.. Cape Stoddard. . .Pansy Master.-Dexter Perry Martha Fisher Frohna Carter. Mrs. Maude Condray Ellisnort Mississippi .Fannie NorrisWytt Jefferson. Mildred FarleyJIcrcula:eum St. Francois Lillian ChandleiliCad'.voo.! St. Louis. Avis Ducarmont.Maplewood Dunklin. . .Alma Rice. .. Campbell Pemiscot .Cora Warden" Caruthersville Scctt Mattie Graot. Antell WATER HEARING POSTPONED The public heard on the new intake apparatus for the water works wa.s not held yesterday morning because I. R. Kelso, attorney for the water company, could not be present. It was postponed, but no date was set. The question is whether the com pany shall be permitted to install a new intake pipe for the water works instead of a water tower. The Water and Light Committee of the City Council was taken to the water works by a representative of the water com pany so that they might familiarize themselves with the situation. Joe Price's Bean Is Shaved to Pay Bet on Election He Thought Mr. Hughes Had the Election Tacked Down, and Bet on Judgment Eyebrows Qnly Hair Left on Cranium. Joseph H. Price, lodge leader, and told the populace that Charles E. Hughes was the next -President of the United States. "Remember what I am telling you, gentlemen," he told the big audience in Bollinger County. A few days before the electmo, Mr. Price was bearing down quite substan tially on the qualifications of Mr. Hughes to take care of the country, when a friend, vhose name he re fuses to divulge, said: "Joe, you are a ham political prophet." The lodge man was somewhat flab bergasted at his friend's frankness, but came back with this rejoiner: "If Wilson is re-elected, I will have my head shaved as naked as a door knob, if you will do likewise in the event Justice Hughes wins." It was agreed, and Mr. Price spent the next ten minutes endeavoring to give a bird's-eye view of how his friend would look with the fur re moved from his eyebrows up. When the returns began to come in on the night of Nov. 7, Mr. Price con ferred with some acquaintances as to whether he would compel his friend, who lost, to use .a safety or .mst a regular razor. Two days later, when it became ap parent that Mr. Hughes had only been fooling the country, Joseph H. Price remembered that he had an appoint ment to organize a lodge up in Perry County. From that county he travel ed to Jefferson County, organizing fraternal lodges and trying to forget that he had ever been a friend of Mr. Hughes. . He finished all of his business and returned home a few days ago. His friend located Mr. Price yesterday and escorted him to a nearby barber shop to be sheared. - "Why, we were only kidding that 1 night," remarked Mr. Price, "and be sides there is going to be a change in the weather and I'll take a terrible cold." But his tale of woe was- all for j naught The friend insisted that Price keep the agreement. "If pushed, I will," said Price, and he did. When he climbed out of the ton- sorialist's chair he was a barren of hair as a bald eagle. "111 bet four-bits that we have a blizzard withia 24 hours," remarked the candidate. for chief of police as he gazed into the wirror. "Ytmr eye brows stand out like bird Best," re marked the barber, and 5fr. Price departed. Isonzo region. HUTSON FINDS 50 OF 73 "ILLEGAL" VOTERS Sheriff-Elect Says Two Thirds of Mea Condemned Voted the Sepublican Ticket. Fifty of the seventy-three names of Cape Girardtauans, who were accused of voting illegally at the last election, were located yesterday by Chief Hut son, whose election as sheriff is being contested by Henry Brinkopf, who was defeated. "Every one of the fifty men is a legal voter," said Chief Hutson last night. "Some of tiese men have been residents of the county for more than half a century- I worked on the list of seventy-three silghtly more than a day, and I have not failed te find any man I went to look for. "I am confident that none of the seventy-three, who are charged with having voted illegally, are without places of abode, as the petition charges. I am quite sure that no non resident voted in this city. About two thirds of the fifty men I have inter viewed, say they voted the straight Republican ticket. "If the seventy-three names were thrown out, it would increase my lead to about one hundred." The contest suit was filed by Henry Brinkopf, the Republican nominee, who was defeated for the second time for sheriff. He lost to William Summers, the Democratic nominee, four yeara ago. In Brinkopf's petition, he charges that his defeat was brought about by ballot-box stuffing. PEARY PREDICTS ANOTHER IT. S. CANAL ACROSS THE ISTHMUS Says Panama Waterway Is Not Ade quate to Handle Vast Volume, of Shipping. Philadelphia, Dec. 7. Rear-Admiral Robert E. Feary in an address before the Geographical Society of Philadel phia last night predicted that the Gov ernment would, within a few years, build another great canal across the Central American isthmus. "The Panama Canal," said Admiral Peary, is not great enough to handle the vast amount of commerce which seeks passage and the only course open is the building of another canal across Nicaragua. The work will be of practically the same magnitude as that which resulted in the Panama waterway." 300,068 TO BE NEW CITIZENS Many Applications Made in Which Ended in Jnae. Year Washington, Dec. 7. Approximate ly half a million foreigners prepared to become naturalized American citi zens in the year ended in June, the annual report of the Bureau of Natu ralization says. Declarations of iateation were filed by 20T.935, petition for naturalization by J08.OO9 and courts issued certifi cates to 93,11. It i seBtimated 150, 000 weraen were represented. CemeteryAssociationRecinds Order to Banish Zeppe lin Costumes. VETERAN TO FIDDLE AS GRANDMAS WALTZ Details for Colonial Ball Are Ar ranged at Feast at The Pott Home. At the luncheon given for the mem-! bers of the Cemetery Association at the home of Mrs. Louis Pott, yester day afternoon, it Mas decided that the Colonial bull, which will be held in ; the Yery near future, will be a hoop skirt affair, in spite of early reports to the contrary. Becau.-e of the scarcity of these Zeppelin-shapf d pieces of wearing ap parel, it was announced a few days ago that it would be impossible to feature the hoop-skirt. It was stated, at the meeting yesterday that since the publication in The Tribune, the idea had become so popular that it could not be abandoned now. Following the luncheon and the dis cussion of the Colonial ball, the ladies cleared the room and for one hour danced the quadrille, and the Virginia reel, two-steps tt will be featured at the coming ball. The previous announcement that oniy larlies of 60 years or over would be permitted to dance, will be ad hered to, it was announced yesterday. Two dozen ladies have volunteered to dance Ln hoop-skirts. The archives in every section of the city will be searched for hoop-skirts that were chucked away when that type of dress passed into the realm of forgotten hobbies. It was stated yes terday that at least one dozen have been located, and it is believed there are at least that many more -unreported. The ball will be one of the most unique effairs given in this city in mtfny years. The ladies will be dress ed as Colonial dames, wearing Martha Washington bonnets, hair powdered and parted in the middle, just as the ladies used to dress when the father of hi country was a member of the political big league. The music for this entertainment will be supplied by old-time tiddlers. A committee ha.s been asked to enter into negotiations with Mr. Graves, Cape Girardeau's champion tiddler. If his services can be had, he will be ask ed to organize a company of tiddlers. After the ladies quit dancing and eating yesterday, a number of toasts were proposed: "To A Woman," by- Mrs. George Patton, made a hit; ran: "She needs no apology It She speaks for herself. She's the fairest work of the Great Author; The edition is large enough, And no man should be without a copy." Another toast, which also pleased, was by Mrs. Pott, which ran: "Here's to the three powers of the day the press, the pulpit, and a wom an. The first spreads knowledge, the second spreads "morals and the third spreads considerably." All of the ladies who attended the luncheon were assessed 50 cents each. nresent were: Miss Frances Bohnsack, Mrs. Emil Pott, Mrs. Emil Sebastion. Mrs. Carl Eauer, Mrs. Mc Carthy, Mrs. Louis Tott, Mrs. John Meystedt, Mrs. Tony Gockel, Mrs. Robert Nunn, Mrs. Arthur Uhl, Mrs. M. J. Koeck, Mrs. Amalia Bader, Mrs. Ila Dempsey, Mrs. George Patton, Mrs. G. W. Bahn, Mrs. Otto Eckhardt, Mrs. J. C. Fischer and Mrs. Selma Hirsch. 30 BELOW ZERO AT FAIRBANKS Fuel Scarce., aad Many Persons Move Into Hotels. Fairbanks, Alaska, Der. 7. With the temperature SO degrees below zero, this city is suffering from a scarcity ef fuel. The weather is too cold to permit the hauling of wood. Maay residents are moving' iato hotels. LLOYD-GEORGE TAKES POSITION OF PREMIER Agrees to Organize New British Cabinet by Next Tuesday Crisis Over. Speciai Bispatch to The Tribune. LondoYi?' Dec. 7. Hill T.0-1. the most stragetielieight on the west bank of the Mee'iJC River, has been captured by tl.e German army at Verdun, it was officially announced tonight. Five Brit ish officers and l!0 nun wor? t:tkeit prisoners by the Teutons. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. London. Dec. . David Llyl-G -org formally accepted tho Premiership :i?d the office of First Lord of the Treas ury at an audience with King Geoij:. tonight. Hp also consented to form .-, nw Cabinet. The OiTicial announce ment to this efTect wa- made late this even in ij. The House of Commons ad journed until next Tuesday, but it is expected that a full list of the nnv Cabinet will be announced before that time. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Berlin. Dec. 7, by wireless to Say ville. The defeated Rumanians are re treating along the whole front, fol lowing the fall of Bucharest and Tlo echti, the War Off.ce anounced today. The Teutonic troops have captured Campino, on the railroad between Kronstadt and Pioechti 20 miles north west of Pioechti. In yesterday's fight ing more than 1)000 Rumanians were captured. The Bulgarians repulsed an attack by the Biitish yesterday in the Stru nian sector of the Macedonian front. Near the Cerna River positions taken on the previous day by the Servians were recaptured. The statement reads: "Front of Archduke Joseph In the wooded Carpathians and on the front of the Moldavian Mountains, there was a temporary increase in the artillery (ire and advance skirmishes, from which there developed Russian attacks north of Dorna Watra ami in the Tro tus valley. These were it-puked. "Army group of Fit-Id Marshal von Mackensen Notable successes yester day crowned the efforts and the en gagements in which, in command of Field Marshal von Mackensen, the troops of the Ninth and the Danube armies, under clear-sighted leadership, defeated the Rumanian enemy and the Russian reinforcements that had been summoned to it, by means of speedy strokes. The commander and the troops received the reward of their victory Bucharest, the capital of the country, which is now the latest vic tim of thi entente policy; together with Pioechti, Campino and Sinaia, which are in our possession. "The defeated enemy is retreating eastward along the entire front. Cour ageous fighting spirit and a tenacious will for victory caused the troops that attacked and conquered to respond to all the efiorts asked of them. In ad dition to the German main forces, brave Austro-Hungarian, Bulgarian Turkish troops did splendid work. "The Ninth Army reports the tak ing yesterday of 106 officers and tHO'i men as prisoners. "The operations and engagements are proceeding." The fall of Bucharest was observed in a manner reminiscent of th cele brations last year of victories ngain.-t the Russians. The newspapers iscue.'. extra editions, which were scattered among the crowds free of charge an i read with the greatest eagerness. A merry mood seized the crowds in the streets. The restaurants were filled with crowds uproariously singing pa triotic airs. Today the streets are decked lavishly with flags. The newspapers are unanimous in the opinion that Rumania is now vir tually eliminated as a factor in the war. The Lokal Anzeiger even doubts whether the Romania State ever will exist again.