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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND. CAPE COUNTY IIERALD, FRIDAY MOUXING, FEBIUAKY i. 1917. LEGISLATURE IS FAVORABLE TO DRAINAGE BILL Judge Hays and J. H. Car uthers Argue for its Pass age at Capitol. COMMITTEE EXPECTED TO APPROVE MEASURE It .Makes Drainace Companies Responsible for Bridges Over Highways. The bill introduced in the State Leg-i-Iature to compel thninajro com paries to defray tho e-cpcnres of erect iag bridge at nil point? where the div.rsion channels dig by the com 7:ar.y intersect a public highway, will i'-" favorably reported on by the com-i.- it lee. is the hrlief of Prosecuting At- penrcd before "the commi'tee w..l.labout 30 Ivet fcllt none of the pas with J idge Edward D. Hays to argue in favor of the bill. The measure was introduced by Rep resentative Harry W. Bridges of Cape County a week ago. It was consider ed Tuesday night at a meeting: of the .Swamp Lands an J Drainage Commit tee of the House of Representatives in Jtfferson Citv. and Caruthers and ' '" Hays were given an opportunity to ! pr-erent tN ir arguments. The mensuiv was drafted hv Intm Hays and Prosi-uting Attorney Caru- thers in ord- to rene.il the u's.it ! vhich relieved drainage companies of ali liability for the erection of bridges over the channels crossing public high ways. 4 - -a e ji . i j- 1 1 . v inajm av vi I'ie mcmoers 01 zr. i "ii -lx , - J coni;7iiuee are saui 10 o? in lavor or i the measure, although Representative j na!n& or lhQ thirtl man coukt not c Sear. Oliver of Pemiscot County, isilfarned- IIe VIi:i a traveling sales tr.M in bn bittpvlv tr. ;t " Tt ! man from Paducah. is a member ef thn committee, ar.d a nephew of R. P. Oliver of this eity. Judge Hays an 1 Prosecuting Attor ney .aruthcs were accompanied to the State capital by Ralph Bailey, who j ppeared before the committee in be-iy half of Scott County. It is said that Representative Bowman of Scott County is also against the bill, despite requests from his constituents urging him to support the measure. For that r.asn the County Court of Scott County appointed Mr. Kailey a.-, a spe cial representative to work for the pas sage of the measure. Representative Bridges has made aj canvass of the two houses of the State Legislature and assured the Cape rep- ; scntatives that a majority of the members of the State Legislature would favor the bill. The measure was prompted bv a do-! cision rendered bv the Supreme Court i Uli.:tU Alt lilt C Ul JWLb VUU1U V , I upholding a decision favoring the i o'rainage company. It Avas decided j be compelled to erect bridges over ! roads which were cut by the drainage company. j A similar case is that of Cape Coun- i iy, which has not been passed upon by the Supreme Court. It, too, was do-1 cided in favor of the drainage com- j tnny in the Circuit Court, but the lat- j rr appealed the case. It w ill be taken i We freely admit that we are in business for the purpose of makinff legitimate profits. At the same time, our greatest pride is in our repu tation for square dealing. Come to our store now and ask us to fchow you our wares, Home of which, arc enumerated below. Oil Cook Stoves, Oil Heaters, Coal and Wood Stoves and Ranges, Kitchen ware, Washing Mac bines. Tubs and Boilers. A new and eompletj line of harness and. harness hardware, Glass, Paints and Varnishes, Poultry Remedies Tools of all descriptions and handles of all kinds. A good assortment. Come and see. We back up our goods with a guarantee of satisfaction. Question us if you are not satis fied and we will make it right. SWITCH ENGINE HITS SERVICE CAR IN ILLMO Automobile of W.H. Thomas of the Cape is Dragged 30 Feet. FOUR OCCUPANTS OF CAR ESCAPE INJURY Automobile is Badly Damaged Near Cotton Belt Station. Fcur men had a narrow escape fro n death yesterday morning yhen the automobile eff Wm. H. Thornas, who drives a service car between Cape Gir ardeau and IUmo, was struck by a switch engine on the Cotton Belt in front of the passenger station at Ill mo. Th? automobile was 'dragged senders was hurt Thomas was driving his machine north, and had stopped at inter section of the railroad track:, per mit an eastbound engine, which ,s drawing a string of box cars, to pass. Thinking the tracks were rlom- K- started his rar and drove directly in I f ! -.1 . m., ' iront 01 ino sv-'1-Cjl engine, which wa ff0!r vest Tl:e automobile Vvas: struck amid shl,s arul (lrjl me distance br forc the en-ine craM be stopped. Tl niachiR" was 'b magcd, but Thomas was able to continue in thr car and brought his passengers to the Capo. The passengers were Gregory Pre- j nos of St. Louis and his brother. Ar- lur Prenos, of Paducah. Kv. The Prenos and h.is brother had arrived at Illmo from Paducah. They were bound for the Cape to look after some business affairs involving the sale of a poolroom on Main street, conducted J'i'metrius Uemetrouhs and Harry Kotsiakis. TI'.'s is the first accident Thomas has had since he has been driving a service car. He said last night that he did not see the engine coming and had thought the tracks were clear aft er the first engine had crossed the street. The car was taken to a garage last night for repairs. MONEY IN EGGS . Eggs are not bankable but the money from their sale is. This money is yours for the effort. How do you I treat the hen that lays the Golden Eggs? R. A. Thomas' Toultry Rem- edv will keej) the poultry in good con-1 MUU'll .llill IIKIUUCL Wlit J U IU 111 ti- Vc guarantee this and refund your money it not satisfied up early in the spring. Several weeks ago, while Capt. Bridges was in the Cape, he confer- red with Judge Hays and Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers on this matter, and it was then decided to draft a bill which would compel the drainage company to build and maintain the bridges. MISS KATHERIrJE HANDING 7.M f 3 yi .. r. .'. : Miss KaUieriue Hanling. daughter of Col. Chester A. Harding, governor of the Panama Canal zone, itnd Mrs. Harding, is both beautiful and talent ed and shows promise of su cessfi,l siw ial career. I BECOMES A MOTHER AT 62 VVis-cisin Woman Wedded to Ycunn Mai h'as a Baby in Her Old Age. r'ilwMikee. Wis. "Fifry-Hidii years My deaf buy. they s;;id that aixtut me four years ajro when 1 went to Kenosha with Alln-rt to bt- m.-irried, where our fri- itn'v uuld not make too MuHi of a hubbub :.ilnit a dispar ity in our ajrrs. They !ail tliefr ;!iat lie was twenty-five a-d 1 was fifty eight. Vriiat of it? Low knows no ycisrs." "I"'.::- poire Mrs. I;done Manzke, r, ii.oilwr at sixty-two. or then-abouts. as she fondled the baby jjirl vhi-h seme time ago (Mine to their home in Milwaukee to gladden the deelining years of the mother and to rejoiee the heart of the youthful husband. And it was a real Motherhood t!;at' Mrs. Manzke portrayed as she playi'i! with her own baby, a mother with hfT hair showing the advance of years in Its suggestion of gray. Four ye:rs ago the couple went from Zion City to Kenosha to be mar ried. The husband is an expert chem ist in a Milwa - Jj.borata--y which specializes on perfumery. W&MP?5 OAK FflR JAf'K LONDflfJ Birth City Honors Memory of Famous California Author Who Died J Recently. Oakland. Cal. An oak tree In the Piazn, in front of the eity hall hero, has just been ibsllejtteil to .Tack Lon don, famous California author who recently, and henceforth will b At the dedication ceremonies, the j following resolution, adopted by the citv council, was read by Mayor John L. Davis: "Proud his eity. that there came a lad who lived and grew to world re nown by striking chords that until his coming hnd been unsung. 'Sad Ids city that life for him wn.' n rrrrow vale, wherein he spoke nnd pave 11 radiance for all humankind, nnd that his life was short, a sacrifice for experiences that remain aglow for yon and me. ,;G!:'d that we can confer this mite of honor by dedicating this oak to bim who grew with this eity that this sturdy sentinel may stand to the memory and to the honor of Jack London." WOMAN ATTACKED BY FOX Going to the Rescue- of Her Pet Cat, New Jersey Woman Is Bitten Twice. Paterson, X. ,T. Mrs. L. B. Smith reported to the police that she was attacked and bitten by a fox when she attempted to rescue a pet cat In the darkness in her dooryard. A strip of flesh was torn from her arm. nearlng the cat's cries late In the nljrht, Mrs. Smith went Into the yard nnd saw the pet in the rays of tho windeve lamp in a grapple with the fox. She tried to frighten the fox Rway, bnt the intruder only tightened ris grip on the cat. Mrs. Smith, grabbing him by the neck, tried to drag the fox away, but he turned and bit her twice, digging his teeth through the flesh of her left arm below the el bow. Undaunted, Mrs. Smith seized a stick nnd drove the fox away. A phy sician attended her injuries. Buried 20 Minutes and Lives. Lawrence, Kan. After being com pletely buried at the bottom of an 18 foot ditch for 20 minutes, Wayne Jtichardson, a laborer, was recently rescued alive without apparent injury. Blak Bear Died of Indigestion. El Paso, Tex. "Big Tom." the 500 pound black bear which amused thou sands of children In Washington park, died "of acute indigestion following the MUff of a black felt hat. . 0 CKED! BY EAR UAKE! DOORS OP Early Evening Tremor Rat tles Windows and Fright ens Residents. PvEPORT FAYVILLE, ILL. BLEW UP IS UNFOUNDED Earth Koeks There, but Cause of it Puzzles People-Many Towns Report. What is believed to have boon an earthquake shock, startled the entire city last night about 7:33 o'clock. The j shock was most pronounced in South J Cape, where many doors were forced a.iar and windows rattled loudly. It was belieVod at first that the powder plant in I ayville, ili., had beer destroyed by an explosion, but thi: proved to be unfounded.-A long dis tance message to. Th Tribune las aight said th.?.r iu:; jihini, iiad not leoi moiested, but tiie f-artii siiotlc was fei there. Thete wrre two sacces.vive shocks mc rUowiag the oihv wllhin a frac ii:;p o." a scond. Entire Southcas Xlisso;:r. was .ja.iV'i accoiding to re port--. Mauy (.-Ji.-; .eix iecoived last nigh' Tt 'i'iie Tiibune ofi'.ce, i;.f;uiring a-; t the cause of tht; disturbance. Wi'liar '.vufT, .ho lives on South Pac-Mc street :iid a doer in iii.--. lious." was opt nr-e by the jar. Many residents of South Cape wen ;f the ophuon that one of the plant? U'ar the city limits had boon wiped ou' by an explosion. August Vogelsang, the weil-lmov.r contraccr?r. who lives on Broadway ras nt home when he Vt what thou ;i;t v as an espies ton downtown "le ha-terd town to 'earn the iv.ns of the disturbance. VANDIVORT TO LOOK INTO CAPE TITLE? j Will ExanuiieUih;: fr Pr.jprttt ! to 02 Cordemr.. n in the Sam Vandivort, the Jackson abstrac .xpert. v.a, asked ye.-tcn'av by Cit' Counselor O car Knnhaas l examin the titles to property Lai wouh be aaeel' ! by ihe or.dem nation pre .ccling.i rc.-e.-.-Hat-.-d for the tprnin :mt widening of several itreets in th ""est End. The City Counselor ha ?oi ipletc-l ti.e bill to be submitted t the City ('onii' lL The ei::aace wi V sent io the roun'i! at the nx' meeting. Only one property owner a'or.g th 'Ireet which will be widened or v: -atctl iv: .;?,.". led a -phiiirt to th 'ity C(ua- eicv. lie : . pi c.-. ;:t ti' via-gvr i)'-':v, w-'(.;e jiropj rty wil' 'ose a strin nearly f: et wide if th ''.dinance is passed. C:ty C--un.-( lor Kr.":'ai!s told li';v bnt the hr: pr-rtYctar nt n';t.: necessa:" 'P.d vouHi have te be made sooner lef-. rred to Citv En ater. He. was rineer ,Stier. iho exnlainej the naf lcr satisfactorily. Ti.e Kiieger prop rty is lovuted on Henderson av nr-' T!ie bill (irafted .- K:iehaiar will b -abntittod Id the council at the nc-x ueeting, p-.e vided the alirtra-ts of thr itles to alt pi-onet iy ct-u be Jri ihed bv raiulivott ai.tlral tiir.-. Should th 'ii! Le parsed, then several cora'rj. ioneis will have to be appointed t tx the daraage:; nvA the benefits thr' vi!l be derived froia this improvemen' The report ;f the ccern.issieners wii1 he filed in the Cornmoa Picas Court for 'urther action aiui the jirop er'y owr rs will be given an opportunity to fib .ny exceptions. The improvement c " he streets, it is believed, will not be tarted until tho sever in the West nd has been completed. The excavation for the sewer in he Vv e:-i ITnu will be bejrun soon. committee has been cpnointed to assist he City Ecgineer in this w ork. Tiie streets to be widened or opened :n the West End are Independence Themis, Henderson avenue, Harmony -trect and Pa;nter avenue. Sam Vandivort, the land title cx nert, was in the Cape yesterday. O. J. Snider of Fredericktown was i visitor in the Cape yesterday. Howard N. Frissell spent the day in .Chaffee on business yesterday. Walter D. Black and his son, Char- J CAPE IS I ENED les, returned from Detroit, where they ' une, that he did not know anvthi"" spent several days on buisness. ' about the charge preferred ngas J. W. Parker and W. W. Lemons e him. Ke denied having sold anv luro Blodgett transacted bueiners in the ber yesterday. He will be confronteJ Cap yeiterday. . today by Bollinger for identification. POPLAR BLUFF MAN Lurt3 iU m Solomon Kahn Marries Miss iviaggie iranwey, nis steno grapher, After Romance. H . I " rf-s . A courtship of more than three years culminated yesterday morning in the marriage of Solomon Kahn, a mer chant of Poplar BiulT, and Miss Mag gie Brantley, who was employed by her husband as stenographer an.! clerk. The couple were married by .Mayor Kage. 31:'. Kahn's first wife died in July, nil.'. After her death he employed ?fiss Brantley in the store to assist him in his business. The acquaintance gradually grew into a strong mutual affection despite the difference in their ages. Mr. Kahn is 40 years old, ..hi!e his bride is 15 years his junior. Mrs. Kahn is a brunette and very attractive. The couple left Poplar Bluff Sunday evening. They evaded all friends who had supeited that more han an acquaintance existed between them, and went to Cairo, 111. They arrived in the Cape early yesterday morning. When Mayor Kage, who is an earb iser, arrived at his cilice, he founr .he couple waiting there. The cere aeny was performed and. the coup!' xr.t to the St. Charles Hotel. Owing to urgent business rnattfr Mr. Kahn will have to return to Vplar Blaff this morning, lie has laughter by his first marriage, "s 17 vears old. Sh GIRL ASKS $7500 FOR HEART BALM Fioy Brown Sajs John Heuer Refused to Keep Promiise to Wed. A breach of promise suit ..ill b.. .led to iay by Miss I'loy iro. .gainst John Heuer, asking for .J','5v. .or :iis failure to keep a promise 0 aarriage he is said to have made t :er on several occasions. The girl a .epresented by Harry E. Alexar.di aat J. C. McDowell. In the petition the plaintiff allege:, .hat Heuer promised W.r several time;- ' :o re.ariy, out rctusctt to icec-p lxis j .ror.iise. When ur,ee. by ihe plaint;;, j .o do so he replied in evasive wonk . i. , po: tpnel the da.e of the Aveddtnj I o a later ii.it e, the plaintiff avers i; i:er petition. j The girl live., with her father, H;n ; . n - . ri .i i. ! i ; V brown, on esi uruauway, v. i:ii he defendant is the son of a farmer iving on a farm 7 miles west of the '"ape. He is said to have left the State. Miss Brown is IS years old. She lieges in her petition that the de endar.t took advantage of her mTec '.ion for him and brought disgrace uf n her and her family. She had k .owr Heuer for nearly a year, she says, hcn he made his first promise c carriage to her. MAN ARRESTED ON LARCENY CHARGE "Catfish Shorty" Accused Stealing Lumber From Fiico Freigh Car. John Shaw, known as "Catfish Shor y," was arrested yesterday noon r u-i)icion of grand larceny on com jlaint of Joe Vinson, special agent fo he Fr;sco. Sliaw is accused of havin' ;tolen some lumber from a box car a -he foot of Independence street, ye; etJay morning. Shaw, when arrested by Sheriff He son, denied the charge. He said Y iiad worked for a man in that vicinit1" helping to unload lumber. He couk' not give the name of his employer. According to the police, Shaw sob' nearly a wagonload of lumber to George Bollinger, who conducts a res taurant on South Frederick street, fo $3. The lumber was not removed, how ever, by Bollinger. Hs did not kno that Shaw was not the owner of the lumber, he said. The lumber was taken from a be ear at the foot of Independence street The car hat! contained household rood which Otto Goehring had unloaded during the morning, and was to b loaded again with lumber before bein" shipped out. The lumber, which Shaw is alleged to have stolen, is valued at , nearly $100, it was said. ' Shaw told a reporter for The Tr?h- NAVAL BOARD WILLiKAGE'S TICKET IS KfeFUKi (Commercial Club to Send Freicht Rate Schedule on fiorercment Kates To-dav. T,e rf)lort (,,lUain n, th, ratPB j offered by the Frico on the Cnrrr. ' ment shipments for tire armor plate plant vili be forwarde, today to the I Special Xaval Board which "wil! s- ; lect a site for the mart. These rate, j w ill he- kept a secret. It was said, however, that the rates) are far rei;icrrl ',n ennm -.:.?n i those now in force on "f-rcr.! freiVf r ' - v.uarie.s .Moriiii. assistant genera! j freight t?:aTic manager ef the Frisco,! was in the Cape last Mondav and cor.- ferred with the Executive Committee relative to reducing the rats on the shipments of all raw material to be usetl for the manufacture of irmor plate. ; It has been ascertained that coal and rig non can r.e snapped trom ar.y p.ent in Kentucky and in Ohio at the rate j . of 40 cents per tun. Those rates would 'i milt t n i ivrv c- i nnr.r nn't- I I is believed that the Frisco made sim-T ' a?jPlTOVCtl l'V JIa'or Ka- arr: nn-uA ...J 1 aK I't ward Edward Biu- lull v- in . . eivli. , aiUiu'.Ta '.Utkv rf io low as thoe for b.arge-s. j Cape Cirardeau filed its brief wit'- j the Special Naval TJe-aid several weeks r ago, and through the influence ef it ! :epresentatives in Cengvess the cityj wa.:' exten.'.ed two more weeks fer th": r of an additional brief on th. f;erght rates m-m aay j.int United States to the Cape. the GIRLS FOUGHT ON WAY TO THEIR H0HE!s.ri:t, Superintendent Smith Corrects Prrnnnniic Ri-nrtrtv tlin n nut Alter Fisiicufis. Flora Xis.vonger, who w.as badly i .'eater, by Jenrie Marlin, ia a street ieiit in tiie extver.ie northern pait o. the city Tuesday, was able to repor. tor luty at the sh.;e factory yrstcr- lay. Both are employed at the f; c- tory. The report of ihe figiit. as finr.;. he ! The Tribune Tuesday nirrht, aggcrated, Superintendent P. B. Smith said yesterday afte?:oon. ' The 'ton ave tr.e imprcs.-ion ta the ?a is a to.'.g.i p:ae( (t ..!;. fcmr.j The repot t was .he crowds form curate in sta-.in, arov.nd the girls d and ued lh-.-m on. I r-::v.c ar. ir.vcs .ig.it ion of the mat'.e", and fiad thaJ r.!y a few witne-osea the fight. "The incident occurred more than a half mile from the factory, aad after he employes had neished the da ' -nk. Ti.e story stated that the in red girl !Tt.nn"d to the factory an-i had her woond dresser.. She did not j 'tutr. to the factory v.nti' to'lay. "Oitr rule. . governing the conduct of ur employes are strict, and we do not tolerate any improper conduct at he institution. What takes place aft er the employes reach their homes is ;f course, ir-o fault of ours." HEN you want some letter headsT envelopes or any other office stationery, printed, telephone No 2 and. a representative of The Tribune will k ! NEARLY FIMSHED: WHITELAm OFF IT Wilson C. Bain to Ilake Race For City AttOrnJ Arm- crardt for Chjef. . xm HUTERS IS SELECTED FOR CI IY ASSESSOR Council Places jtn Second and Third Wards to be Filled in F'w Days. Mayor Kag'e has about completed his tick.t for tle spring election, it was ' learned yesterday. He has under con- j i'c-ation the names of two men for ' th-? City Council in the Second and ; ronvth np.ids, but their names could i j "'t 0 asce rtained yesterday. The candidates; that have been oef- mer. Council, Third ward Charles Kr.e s. City Attorney Wilson C. Bain. City As-ifssor W. H. Hutc-rs. City Marsha! Charles Armgar.h. j Po-iee Judge T. P. Fristoe. j City Treasurer J. F. Masters n. j City Collector George H. Meyer, j It is understood that he will make ihis selections for Counciimen ;n the ( Secend and Foisrtii wards within ihe next few dajs. Huters, Bain and ..ledge Kriste-' are the only can.lidat's .ho did nt run with Mayor Kage t vo , or Iia-re ian la.-t. was denied a r.i on tire ticket this year. Henry P. t hun---s, the p:eent As.-.e.-soi Is a can- r Stat? H-'el In-'ie-ctor, an-!. it is said, did not ask a place on the Kage ticket. City Attorney Whii e-.w was rv.pplanted by T::.in i"?ai.-e Mr. Whitcltv.v fcugh; the liend is.-ue, pro-vi:li;-!g for : new fir dei.trtii.rat. j DOIXC, THE WtPvK V. T. Xanaey, Noel. Mo., vrites, i"Your B. A. Thomas' Hog Powder is doi;:g the work down in this ;at ef the world. It proved to be what v e needed to prevent and cure hrr cholera end expel worms." F. F. I.KAFX & BKOS. T. M. Wylic of Core-ercc had b : I ness in the Cape y s.trrd-iy. Mercer D. Wilson w ent, on a bu inss 'io to points in the South yesteraay nivning. M. I.. Flannery was in Ste. t'.-r.e-. ieve yest"?day. Mis Helen Hines of Xerly's T'.nn.l 'ng vi;-ited friends ia the Cap" yc?.. r 'ay afternoon. to and his fam'Tv went jown t Holcomb vestcrdav to vi it "el at Ives. Tom Gibson is visiting his moihe Mrs. Bei'e Gibson, of South Ellis street. He has beer, err ployed in Yankton, S. D. He will remain here ' for several weeks. call for it.