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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, FEBUARY 9. 1916.
MRS. WRIGHT TO
BE BURIED AT 2
Occupant of Oldest House in
City Had Lived Here Al
most A Century,
FALL TEN YEARS AGO
IS CAUSE OF DEATH
Minister Who Bnried Two Sis
ters Will Officiate at O'
Mr Ellen Wright, who died yester
day a: noon in her ante-bellum home
on the corner of Themis and Middle
streets, will be buried this afternoon
at 2 o'clock in the Old Lorimier Ceme
tery. Rev. Marvin T. Haw, who
preached the sermons at the funerals
cf Mrs. Wright's sisters, will officiate.
Prominent business men will act as
pallbearers. They are: I. Ben Miller,
William W. Nunn, J. T. Nunn Jr.,
Robert G. Xunn, Charles J. Juden, Jo
Fen Albert, of St. Louis; Charles
W. Mil'er, of Morley, and I. H. Poe, of
Mrs. Wright was one of the oldest
residents of the Cape. She has been
in ill health for more than ten years,
but it was not until a few days ago
that her condition was considered to
be serious. Yesterday morning she
elapsed into a state of unconscious
ness. Her nephew, J. T. Nunn, Sr.,
the insurance man, called on her in
4,v Anrlv rr.ominp- as was nis nan
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custom, but he faiieu to recogn.se ;
him. She opened her eyes for a few
Ffconds, but fell back into her pillow.
A number of the neighbors of the
aged woman were at her bedside when
she expired. They had learned of Mrs.
Wright's precarious condition and
wanted to spend the last hours of her
life with her. The deceased celebrated
her 80th birthday last Monday and re
ceived many floral offerings from her
friends. Her birthday was an ar.nual
event for the neighborhood, as nearly
everyone called to extend congratula
tions and well wishes.
The house in which Mrs. Wright
lived and died is the oldest residence
in the city. Years ago it was used for
the sessions of the County Court. The
house was a trading post when Mis
souri was on the frontier.
It was the supply house for pioneer
pettlers and Indians. They gathered
here several times each week and ex
changed their products for the neces
saries of life.
Mr Writrht. who was known as
"Aunt Ellen," was the daughter of
ai,,w Ulillpr. who came to this
State from Maryland. WTien 18 years
old she was married to Columbus Hen
derson, whose father was one of the
first judges of the County Court of
Cape County. Her first husband died
About five years later she married
Abraham Wright, but their married
life was only of a short duration, Mr.
Wright dying in 1879. He died or
Christmas eve of that year after a
Mrs. Wright had three sisters and
two brothers. The latter two died
when middle-aged men, while the sis
ters wenched ripe ages. Mrs. Mary J.
Nur.r., the mother of Joel Nunn, the
o!tfe?t sister of the deceased, died when
sr.? was 8") years old, and her other
sister attained the age of 89 years.
One of her brothers was accidentally
Mr'. Wright was born on the Bums
farm on the Bloomfield road, near the
home of Hon. Louis Houck's residence.
She lived in Cape County all her life
and saw Cape Girardeau grow from a
cross-roads settlement to its present
size. She lived here when the old
stage coach passed through carrying
the mail; when the river steamer was
in its infancy, and when trains were
When the railroads invaded this
part of the State, she had already
passed the two-score mile post Some
years ago she injured -her hip. In a
fall and had been disabled pince.; Since
the accident she wa$ eonflaed. Jo he?
room most, of the time!, and wa$ jee;
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City Engineer Says Position
of Fairgrounds Will
ASKS NEW DISTRICT
TO COVER CITY PARK
Stiver Draws Plans Showing
Bonte New Sewer Will Take
A change in the present sewer dis
tricts of the city is made necessary
by the proposed West End Sewer, in
the opinion of City Engineer Chris
Stiver, if the new district is to be
properly drained. Stiver called upon
City Counselor Knehans yesterday aft
ernoon to have him draft a bill, au
thorizing this change.
In the opinion of the City Engineer
the Fairgrounds should be a separate
sewer district, because of the slope
of the grounds toward the northern
part of the city. The proposed change
can not be made, however, until . the
City Council has passed the bill pro
viding for it.
When the districts were establish
ed, Mr. Stiver said, the geographical
location of the city was not carefully
studied and surveyed. The limits of
the districts wore merely suggested as
being the proper boundaries without
taking into consideration the difficulty
of draining the various parts that were
stipula ted by the city ordinance.
The district in which the West End
sewer is to be laid is known as dis
trict No. 5. The Fairgrounds, which
Is n. portion of district No 5. should be
, t .: ,
nsfcaMishfxi a separate district, to be""
known as district No. 6, and should be )
drained separately from No. 5, Stiver j
says, inis woum require ine passuK
of an ordinance establishing the boun
daries of a new sewer district.
The outlet of the West End sewer
is a difficult problem to solve, owing ;
. . . . i
to the geographical location of the j clociloI to run for Mayor, has declined,
city. A plan to empty the sewer into j because he feels that he cannot spare
the Cape La Croix Creek appears to j tllc time
be the least expensive, but would not I iiayor Kage is not expected to have
be advisable as the stream of the;any opposition, his friends say. He
creek is not believed adequate to carry . hrs en urging Capt. Stout to accept
away the sewage. It is believed this
plan would give cause for law suits
by those living adjacent to the creek.
A committe of the City Council has
been appointed by the Mayor to aid
the City Engineer in completing pre
liminary plans for the sewer. As soon
as the weather permits, Mr. Stiver will
accompany the committee to those sec-
tions of the city that will be drained i
bv the new sewer and fxplam his
plans for the project.
The main ilne of the West End
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sewer win run aiong ehi iuuu uumc-
vard, according to the maps drawn
bv the City Engineer. The starting
)oint will be on Henderson avenue, at
the northern city limits. The sewer
vill run along Henderson to Broadway,
turn west on Broadway to West End
boulevard. It will then continue south
on the boulevard to William; turn east
on William to the intersection of Wil
liam and Henderson street. From this
corner the sewer will be run south on
Henderson to the extension of College
avenue and continue in a southeast
wardly direction into the fields.
Mayor Kage, who ha3 been urging
the completion of the sewer, is in fa
vor of having it terminate into the
Mississippi, south of the Cape. This
would avoid any litigation or would
prevent its producing odors.
MISS WILKINSON IS DEAD
Be. Held Today Near
Miss Addic Wilkinson died yester
day morning at her home, northwest
of Jackson, after an illness of several
years. Her death was due to a cancer
of the stomach for which she under
went an operation la3t spring in St.
Her death, although not unexpected
was sudden. Wednesday morning she
was able to be up and walk around.
Later in the evening," however, she
became weak and had to be carried
to her bed. She d!ed early yesterday
Kionii&s. ... ..
The: funeral will be held this after-j
cooa at 1 o'clock. ,The body will be
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Emperor Karl Franz Joseph of
roronation was the nmst brilliant of
When flie emperor took the oalh he
TALLEY WILL RUN
FOR POLICE CHIEF!
Whitener Also Expected (o An-
nounce Gaines For Cily
As the groundhog went back into j
his hole, candidates for the spring
election began to come out. Follow-
; trio, f hn rnnnnPin.int in I ho r Tihnro
vesterday that Mayor Kage would
again be a candiate and had virtually
completed his ticket, several new
names were suggested lor candidates
during the day. .
It became known yesterday
capt J. L. Stout, who had virtually
a place cn the Kage ticket for Council,
but Capt. Stout has declined.
H. H. Haas, the druggist, is being
urged to make the race for council
in the Fourth ward, as is Tom Gill,
the former councilman, but neither has
made a definite announcement.
Ben Yinyard wa3 asked yesterday to
make the race for City Council on
j,rayor Kage's ticket in the Second
ward. He informed the Mayor tuat he
would take the matter under advise
ment and announce his decision later.
Henry P. Gaines, the present City
Assessor, informed The Tribune yes
terday that he would make the race
for re-election to that office, and would
f appeal to the voters with his record.
George W. Talley, the oldest police
man on the force, in point of service
informed The Tribune last night that
he would make the race for Chief. Ho
has been a patrolman for eight years
and has been assigned to the Broad
ray beat continuously during that
It is understood that Arthur White
ner. the Main street policeman, will
also be a candidate for Chief, but he
has not formally made his announce
ment. Charles Armgardt has been given
a place on the Kage ticket for Chief.
He formerly served in that capacity.
CARDINAL FALCONIO, FORMER
U. S. APOSTOLIC DELEGATE, DIES
Ordained a Priest in Buffalo in 1866,
and Voted for President
Rome, -Feb. S. Cardinal Diomede
Fa!conio Prefect of the Congregation
of Religious Affairs and former Apos
tolic . Delegate to the United States,
near the home.
She laaves her sister, Miss Nellie
Wilkinson, with whom she lived: Mrs.
Laura Grimstoff, of Patton, and three
brothers-i-Wflliam Wilkinson, of Sikes
ton; Scott ..Wilkinson, of. Willow
Springs, .and. Joseph Wilkinson, who
Kysd .with .ths .deceased., oa-tli- farm
AUSTRIA'S NEW EMPEROR TAKING THE OATH $
Austria-Hungary taking the oath at hi coroiuitiou ai P.tidapest. Hungary. The
any Krent public ceremony that has tttfcen place in Hungary tor a-n-ratiou.
was surrounded by the liiphi-nt eliinvh ditrnitaWfH .-md ;w.vlv loslnined eonrt
CAPE GERMAN TIRES
OF BRITISH ARMY
Joseph Goehring Decides to Quit
! Canadians and Return
j to This City.
Efforts are being made to have Jo-
j seph Goehring, a brother cf Otto
j Goehring, the drayman, released from
4L- r i t t -
, uj t,Hiuuuun army, r.aicn ne jomeu
several months ago at Winnipeg. In
j ortier to eecure his release, the young
man must prove his American citizen-
! ship. His brother has employed At-
i tornc Wilson Uain, who will draw
the necessary papers fo rthe release
of the young man.
Joseph Goehring, who is about 24
years old, left the Cape several years
ago. He obtained a position in De
troit and in several other cities in the
North and Northeast of the United
States. Last fall he drifted into
Canada and decided to join the army
and go to Europe.
Young Goehring was born in Wit -
tenberg, Ferry County, and according
to his brother, is still an American
citizen. It is believed that it will not
be difficult to obtain his release from
the British army.
What prompted tho young man to
ask for his release is not known. He
wrote his brother several letters, tell
ing him of his desire to quit the ar
my, and asked for assistance. He ask
ed hi3 brother to obtain his birth cer
tificate and a certificate to show that
he 13 Btill a citizen of the United
The young man will return to the
Cape after securing his release from
the British army. He is of German
parentage, and was born, in a settle
ment known as "Little Berlin."
PRISONER TAKEN TO JACKSON
'Catfish Shorty" Waives Preliminary
Hearing on Grand Larceny Charge.
John Shaw, who was arrested Tues
day afternoon on a charge of grand
larceny, was arraigned yesterday be
fore Justice of the Peace Orren Wil
son, but waived a preliminary hearing
and was taken to tho County Jail,
where he will be held for trial. He
was bound over to the grand jury for
an investigation of the charge prefer
red against him.
Shaw, who is known as "Catfish
Shorty," was arrested Tuesday after
noon on complaint of Joseph Vinson,
special agent for the Frisco, who told
Sheriff Hutson that Shaw had taken
a wagon load of lumber from a freight
car and sold it to George Bollinger,
who conducts a restaurant in Haarig.
The lumber,- according to the war
rant ispued against Shaw, was valued
at $44, which would constitute grand
larceny, ptmiBhable by a penitentiary
sentence.-..; Bha is. ."ffett Jstrea ia th
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A. C. Ragsdale of State Agricul
ture College Tell Farmers How
to Feed Cows.
Instructions as to how dairv
should be fed, were given yesterday
afternoon to nearly 50 farmers at the
Commercial Club by A. C. Ragsdale.
a representative of the State College
of Agriculture. The meeting was not
only attended by farmers of Cape
County, but also by a number of Cape
business men, who are interested in
Sam Carter, former president of the
Commercial Club, was the first speak
er. He reviewed the progress of the
dairy conditions in Cape County in
the last few years and furnished in
formation he gathered on an inspec
tion trip through Wisconsin. He urg
ed the audience to continue in their
efforts to better the dairy conditions
! and help raise the best kind of stock
for this purpose.
Mr. Ragsdale in his instructions to
the farmers pointed out the necessity
,to. rotn .ffn aaaA ,i
in the hay and silage fed to the milch Xew Y?rk- Feb" ,ST?Ift bmarinn,ra-e far afreets England mn,t
, TI . . .... , lot all, and it is evident that Germany is directing her effort.; against that
ammals He sa:d that at least one , countrv Th loss of sixtv.on(. ships in one week is th nm,t serious th;
pound of gram with every eight or tha. haoi)Pnrd to the British Isles. Unless the British naw can d
nme pounds of hay or silage would j vc,on of destroving a arRe numhor of tw Gwm,n 5Ui,marin..
be necessary to propeny feed a cow. jE itioin v.m soon bpcomp 3prious. From all rcimts thp
The portions given the animal3 natur- . . , , , . . , ,
1 , . , . , , . , man armies are being held passive while the submarine campaign du
ally would have to be judged bv the ,
A number of farmers who supply
Cape Girardeau with milk were also
present at the meeting. The instruc
tions given by Mr. Ragsdale were at
tentively followed by those present.
and frequently he was interrupted by
questions for further information re
garding the feeding of cows and
Prof. Seth Babcock of the Normal
and a number of his students wcro
also among the hearers. County Farm
agent C. M. Mc Williams concluded the
meeting with a short talk and a few
instructions as to sanitary dairy con
ditions. SIEGE GUNS SENT TO NEW YORK
Taken From Military Academy foi
Us at Forts Protecting
West Point, N. Y., Feb. 8. All the
available 6-inch siege guns at West
Point wero shipped to New York today
for use at the forts protecting the city.
NAMES FOR BATTLE CRUISERS
Those of Sis Naval Heroes Proposed
Washington, Feb. 8. Senator Weeks
today introduced an amendment to the
j naval bill to name the six new battle
I cruisers John Paul Jones; SIcDonoutfh,
jl3ntiT, Vtrrv, Farraatrt and TJwr?.
Ship Was Scheduled to Arrive In
Liverpool Two Days Ago New
York Fears it Has Been Torpedo
ed By Submarines.
TWO AMERICANS ARE ON BOARD
GIANT WHITE STAR STEAMSHIP
Washington is Rushing Prepara
tions for War Berlin's Refusal
to Permit Gerard to Depart Riles
Bv International News Service.
New York, Feb. Grave anxiety is felt in shipping circles for the safe
ty of the White Star liner Baltic, which rith a cargo of muntions valued
at $10,000,000, was due to arrive in Liverpool two days ago. Two Ameri
cans took passage on the vessel, it was announced :;t tin- New York olTkv
The ship has been ir. the forbidden zone for several days, and it is feared
that she ha.-i encountered a German .-ubmarine. No report has been m-eivd
from the vessel for almost a wee!;.
Washington. Feb. S. The first steps to reassure Germany as to t!n treat
ment of German subjects in the L'rited States and to insure a .-afo con
duct of Count von Bernstoril'. absorbed the attention of Prrsii!nt Wii
and his advisers tonight.
! The White House issued
submarine activities weer concerned, 1 sitnatior: was unchanged. "o act
yet is regarded as suff.ciert to t au;;e a d. ck'.r it;on of war, although tl.e situ
ation is constantly growing more gr:ve.
The information that Ambassador Ge;-ait and his tVIiow Americans wnt
prevented from leaving Germany, causal uneasiness in Washington. 9ut it
is believed that when Germany learns that the United States has not s.-ized
German property in the United States, and that this Government h pu
vided a safe conduct for Von Bernstorff. ihp situation will be c!oar l.
France and Great Britain have a' ready notified President Wilson that
no harm will come to Ambassador vrn BernstorfT, during his voyage. Presi
dent Wilson announced late today tl at all German subjects in t!it United
States would be protected in the event that the United States went to v.a
with Germany. Many tommunicaiens have reached the Stat Department
and members of Congress, appealing for protection for German subjects in
various parts of the country, in tin- t vent of war. President Wilson's state
ment is supposed to have been an anr wer to these appeals.
Announcement as to the status of udations between the United Siates and
Austria was withheld today. The American note in reply to th Vienna
message, upholding the German sub marine announeement. has not yet
been made public.
The Navy Department today refused to Like any action regarding pro
tection of American ships sailing for Ihe war zone. Th United States .il!
permit tailing, but refuses to aid in
London, tea. 8. It was olncia'.Iy
captured Sailly-Saillisel on the Somme front.
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 8. Orders were issued tonight to two local divi-
. t t -i-i; -j a. a
rsions oi me jiinnesoia navai miniia
night, and prepare to instantly leave Duluth. The wireless station her'
was taken over by the Government, rn 1 a ecn.-or was installed with a Gov
ernment wireless operator.
New York, Feb. 8. The American trans-Atlanta shipping ir.tere.--t ; fcr
the first time are struggling with the armed 'merchantman problem. Strong
indications tonight make certain that New York will V the first city to
send armed merchantmen and passenger liners to defy the German sih
marines in the barred zone. If indications materialize, the American ilnfr
St. Louis will shortly , sail with gurs fore and aft. A definite decision is
expected by the owners shortly.
Washington, Feb. S. Executive and legislative preparations for the
"next step" in the German situation continued today under high pressure, and
under the personal direction of President Wilson. The war machinery of
the Government was given a new impetus after President Wilson lvld a .
long conference with Secretaries Dsniels and Baker.
Norfolk. Va., Feb. S. The Goverr ment has issued orders to the regular
troops with field guns to guard the approaches of Chesapeake Bay. The first
knowledge of the order was discovered when tho troops arrived at their posi
tion today. -.
SUBMARINE CAMPAIGN, FAILS i ber of missing on the California, which
( London, Feb. 8. British press today j was torpedoed by a German submarine
express the opiirion that the German jolT the. coat of Ireland. .
submarine campaign thus far has been . .
decidedly disappointing to Germany, j BOMB DROPPED ON ROOF
According to the. English authorities, j Spatt, Wash., Feb. 8. A bomb was
the supply of food and ammunition j hurled on the roof of the water front
has "not been decreased . during the; headquarters- of the" Employers' As-
past week. j sociation'tonight. It tore a hole in th
i rvafi but the SO persons who w ore in
U-BOAT DROWNS BABIES , imfl. seped injury.
Ffcalidelphia, Feb. 8. Inquiry f hows Ea8t Qrvig; X. J Tb. UA pr
that two iuldrB-bDsa ia 'Philadelphia 1-L , . - - -; , ;
tftfi fhIr mrtheTF r ajprmy tfh tram- ;
saying that so far us the German
arming or escorting the ships.
tnnounred tonight that the i:nti.,h had
to moDinze a me armory imoiro
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