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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, February 15, 1917, Image 1

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TO ASK $43,000
Tax Payers To Be Asked To
Vote a Levy of $1 on $100
Council Committee Decides
to Avoid Expense of Dig
ging Through Hill.
Crowded Condition of Schools
May Force Enlargement cf
New Districts Made Necessary
to Facilitate Work '
is Belief.
the I 1 Ht aiaoHsnmcnt ot one or perhaps
f litfAnn1 .-
The annual appropriation for
School Board, to be voted on at the i two additional sewer districts was vir
spring election, has been fixed at near-1 tual!y bedded on last night at a meet
ly $4.1,000 by the budget committee of j infr of the Council Committee on the
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the School Board, which met Tuesday I c'na -sewei proposition. Another
night. This is the estimate of thejmpet'n win be heId tonight at the
money needed during the coming year, !mce of citi' Engineer Stiver before
which has to be approved by the v6- j the committee will make its final re- j
ters. The money will be expended for ' 1 "
A consulting engineer will be em-
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Says Unrestricted Warfare Will Be
Waged Against All Navigation
in the Barred Zone, Regardless
of Neutrals.
The Gtrncm sea raider Trinz Kitel Friederic-li in tin
American authorities fitter the Lm.k with (Jeniiany Tht
long time.
Hifkulfl.liia navy yard. vhiilir she was t:iken by the
vessel hail l.eeu intfrnrtl :it Norfolk navy yard for a
the salaries of the teachers and other
employes of the public schools. In or
der to obtain this sum, the people will
be asked to levy a tax of $1 on the
?100 valuation, the same assessment
as was voted last year.
The School Board is now confronted
with the proposition of how to accom
modate the children in the public
schools during the present year. It is
possible that an additional appropria
tion will have to be asked for addi
tions to the present schools and for
the salaries of additional teachers.
Last year the School Board employ
ed six additional teachers, while' only
two will be asked for this year. One
way to relieve the congestion in the
schools, was devised by changing the
boundaries of some of the districts.
The Broadway School, which has been
attended by more pupils than any
other public school, has used up all
of its available space. For that rea
son the boundaries of this district
were changed so that a number of the
rupils could be sent to other schools.
Whether new additions will be mini
ployed by the city, it was agreed last
night, to aid Mr. Stiver in his work.
It is believed that the work on the
sewer can be started in a few weeks.
j City Counselor Knehans has looked up
all statutes pertaining to the case
and has found that the city has a le
gal right to dig the excavation for the
sewer outride of the city limits. This
u ill make it possible to avoid the hill
at the terminus of SnnVe- street, which
would have to be penetrated in orderlgirls were prcsent
to reacn tne .Mississippi Kiver.
The change of the sewer district.?
was suggested by City Engineer Stiver
several days ago in his report to the
council. The chang? was found to be
necessary when it was discovered that
the assessments against a tract of
land in the district through which the
West End sewer is to be laid, would
practically confiscate several large I official auctioneer.
tracts of lands in South Cape. ! The proceeds of the sale
Box Suppers arc Auctioned at Dr. F. T. Murphy to Tell of Oper-
unique Aiiairai innify ; ations on Europe's
: Battlefields.
A box supper party was given last Dr. .Km! T. llurphv, chief aurgeon
night by the members of the Walthor jat Washington University, St. Louis
"Ie -"inuy nan on Pacific j has been asked
street Nearly (!0 young men and societv to iHve
The hall was ap-; some, time this snrinf nn, vr-lnto Vi
. .raii wim mi neartsj experiences while visiting some of the ! night
dun green ganands which were strung h , , v . . .
by the local medical
a lecture on surgery
Prizes for Mask Ball Next Mon
day are Announced Big
Crowd Expected
Several valuable prizes will be
awarded for the best costumes worn at
the mask br.ll to be given by the
Eagles Ixnlge at West End Hall next
Monday night, it was announced last
Official Announcement
Neutral Representatives
lin Is Considered Reply to Pro
tests Filed With Berlin.
in Ber-
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through the hall from end to end.
Games of all kinds suitable for the
occasion were played, and later dur-
pl.ir.ned to have the lecture illustrated
by stereopticon views.
The most expensive of these
is a liamond lavalliere. the first prize
for the ladies.
(n rceiv(l hv
By International Xews Sen-ice.
Berlin, Feb. 15 (Thursday). The following .-.utnn-Mt
(before midnight: "From foreign countries rcpovts have U
the Imperial Government, according to which it s-ems to be b.lu vfd, t!i:tfc
the barring of the sea against England by our submarin.-s and mines h:.d
ueon attenuated out of regard, for the United States and otW neutrals
that tlie Imperial Goverament contemplated taking this action.
vui oi regiuti jor an neutral nations, it is, therefore
declared that unrestricted warfare agaln.st all nations
uarreu zone surrounding Kiiglaml, and shall under
This announcement came as a shock to the rep l-rsenta lives of neutral n
tions who are still in Berlin. It was taken as a deliher.nt. u- tn nu t
The second award to be civen to tlie ! r.c'i ,.. j .:n . - .
j - ""a sene as a reply to the various protests thai h
Liics tun uk u cwiu-r-aiiuii-a Sllh. urn- fhrn fnrrpnnir n,f ..
once more expresslv
is cumounced in the
lio circumstances le
...v. -4iih uujies comaimng ine lnsuuttjons-wa: be merely nr0- laaies win De a gout-r.anuiea siik urn- ihrn fWnir n,.i-. u.. u . .,
luncheon, were auctioned to th hih. , ... , " ",c :"M m u:e ir.-o m;,phere
est bidder. Elmer Stehr, one o the! " 77 T T j . t It could not be learned tonight whether the statement was issued bv th,
most popular young men of the TrinJ "and h of thc the m rortume wid be given a five-pound GeiTOan nov?mracnt after a confcpence or not Ko . n .
and a mem. 1 PS" W naicai proies- box oi cunuy. nresented thP ,
ity Lutheran congregation and a mem
ber of The Tribune staff, was chosen i pion in Europe during the great; war.
A gold set of cuff buttons and
j The lecture would be principally con- j shirt studs will be given to the man
A tract of more than 40 acres, own- ' used for improving the hall this
will be i inM' to plastic work in surgery and
ed by Mrs. Beaudean, is one of the
tn certain schools will be decided at . pieces of property taken into consid-
the next regular meeting of the board, j eraticn. It is estimated that the cost
Ffb. 23. If it s found necessary tojof the sewer will run from one-half a
enlarge any of the school ouuamgs cent to almost one cent per square
foot, and if the tract owned by 3Irs.
Beaudean were to be assessfd, accord
ing to this estimate, it would mean an
expenditure of more than $200 per
acre, which would practically equal
the value of the property.
The change in the sewer districts
can be accomplished by passing an
ordinance. It is planned to take part
of sewer district No. 4 into the dis
trict No. 5 in which the West End
sewer is to be constructed.
The entire tract comprising the
Fairgrounds Park woudl be taken
from district No. 5 and be made a
separate district. This, according to
City Engineer Stiver, would be ne
cessitated by the fact that the Fair-
grounds could not well be drained by
1 Annronriation will be
asked for this purpose. It is believed,
however, that an additional school tax
will not be asked for owing to the fact
- that some of the bonds on school huim-
ings will be paid off during the year,
and in that manner more money for
the buildings will be available.
Bonds to the amount of $5500, now
vesting on the Broadway School, will
be paid up by the School Board dur
ing the coming year, and the money
paid in interest on these bonds can be
used to enlarge school buildings. Be
sides the interest on the bonds of the
High School will be decreased con
fiderably by satisfying bonds to the
amount of S4000 during the present
school year.
There are aapproximatcly 3500 chil- the new sewer without entailing a
dren in the public pchools, including
the students of Central High School.
ThU number is being kept down by
the attendance at the parochial schools
and the State Normal.. Several public
schools would have been overcrowded
years ago had not the parochial schools
relieved them in taking care of the
small children.
The teachers' staff, including the su
perintendent and the principals of the
public schools number 52 at the pres
ent time. Six additional teachers
were employed since the beginning of
this term, and two more will have to
be added in order to have an adequate,
number of teachers for the six public
Another subject to be discussesd at
the next meeting of the School Board
is the increase in tax valuation. The
School Board will co-operate with the
City Council and representatives of
the Commercial Club in order to ad
just the taxation of all city property.
It has been pointed out by those who
are behind this move that most real
estate has Ijeen as$essed at the same
value as it was 20 years ago, despite
the fact that the value of the proper
ty has been doubled in that time.
The assessed valuation of property
in Cape Girardeau is a little over
three million dollars, while several
cities Is the State, even smaller than
Cape GlnnLsto, eceeel tHs valuation
y several million do.Isrs. The School
heavy expense for the construction of
the sewer in the north part of the
As soon as the plans for the sewer
and all preliminary work has been
completed, the council committee will j H. Landgraf, Elmer Lind,
report to the council and an ordinance j Werner and Ed Koehrer.
specifying the route the Bewer is tot
take, fixing the size of the sewer pipes j MRS. MILLER TO BE FREED
and authorizing the council to employ
spring. Those present at the party
Mr. and' Mrs. Christ Bauer, Mr. and
.Mrs. Albert Rueseler, Mrs. J. C. Cor
des; Misses Marie Besel, Helen Des
selmann, Clara Mehrle, Anna Dierssen,
Frieda and Amanda Esswein, Alma,
Meta and Thekla Schack, Edna Ben
der, Selma Meyer, Rosa and Thekla
Niermann, Lilly Vogel, Mayme Kas
sel, Lydia Brandes, Esther Reisenbich
Ier, Ruby Oberheide, Cleo Morgan, Ju
lia Hartung, Emily Putz, Frieda and
Olga Landgraf, Gertrude Kocher, Ot
tilie Koch, Dora Menneke, Emma
Koch, Dora Haldamann, Hannah
Schumacher, Hulda and Martha Wil
der, Clara Koehrer, Taula- Bock and
Erna Kienninger.
The young men at the party were:
Alfred Hirsch, Elmer and Edgar Stehr,
Otto Wagner, Leo Wagner, William
Schlegel, Tony Koette, Walter Bohn
sack, Harold Davidson, William Jas
per Williams, Alfred and Hcnry
Schrader, Ruh Trovillion, Arthur Mus
bach, Louis Bender, Theodore Regen
hardt, William Borchelt, Oscar Schack,
Werner Mueller, Fred Springer, Inin
Hanny, Edwin and Emil Werner. Geo.
in the manufacture of artificial limbs
and in the use of the medical articles.
Leading physicians and surgeons
contend that the European war has
been of a wonderful aid to medical
Fcience and his advanced the mcdnr'.l
profession the world over.
It has been pointed out that the
most renowned surgeons nad physi
cians -f Frinrc and Germany have
been forced by the numerous emer
gencies cases presented to them dur
ing tli? war to forge ahead of their
time. Artificial limbs almost as good
as natural arms and legs' have been
Many soldiers who lost their arms
who wit s the first prize,
pen and chain will be
A fountain
the second
Thits ball heretofore has beeji the
largest fraternal entertainment given
during the winter months. Iast year
more than 2G0 couples attended and
the costumes were especially good.
Several Prizet Awarded After Card
Games Refreshments Served.
Miss Meta Schack entertained a
number of her frienda at a Valentine
or legs in battle have been supplied j party given at the home of her par
with new artificial limbs, replaced po j ents on North Frederick f treet. The
skillfully that the soldiers have been j wholo house was beautifully decorated
a special engineer, will be drawn up
by. the City Counselor. Every effort
will be made to settle the matter as
hastily as possible, as the Mayor and
the City Council are anxious to have
the work started as soon as the weath
er permits it.
Board together with the representa
tives of the Commercial Club and the
committee of the City Council will
meet with the Board of Equalization
early in April and will try to come
to an agreement as to the increase of
the tax valuation.
If the valuation of property is rais
ed by the Board of Equalization then
the School Board will automatically
receive more funds for the manage
ment of the schools and no extra ap
propriation would be necessary.
Arrangements have been made with
a landscape architect of St. Louis to
draw plans for the proposed improve
ment and to have him, submit an esti
mate cf th ccsta to the beard before
the next meeting.
Will Pay Court Coats, She Promises
Judge Wilier After Her Arrest.
The charge of disturbing the peace
issued by Justice of the Peace W. H.
Wilier against Mrs. Lem Miller will
be dropped, the Judge announced yes
terday, provided Mrs. Miller would pay
the costs incurred by the issuance of
the warrant and the summoning of
witnesses. The charge wa3 made by
Mrs. Dora White who accused Mrs.
Miller, her neighbor, of having threat
ened to strike her with a stick Mon
day afternoon.
Mr3. Miller was yesterday morning
arrested by Constable Scivally and
taken before Judge Wilier. She wa3
accompanied by John White, her cou
sin, and husband of the complainant
Mrs. Miller c'ontended that she could
find witnesses to prove that she was
not guilty of the charge, but upon ad
vice of her cousin she finally agreed to
pay the costs before Saturday, with
the tprcemest that Sirs. Whit drop,
tlie charjre aw'nst her.
able to return to the front.
Dr. Murphy spent a year in Europe
visiting the hospitals in which the
most sensational operations were per
formed. He was given a year's fur
lough by the Washington University
and has been lecturing en his expe
riences since his return to the United
jwith red hearts, as were the refresh
ments served by the hostess.
Card games were enjoyed during
the evening. Miss Helen Desselmann
was awarded the first prize among the
girls, while Ado'ph Rueseler won the
first prize for the young men.
I The second prize for the girls was
(won by Miss Frieda Landgraf, and
! the third by Miss Olga Landgraf. Fred
BAUER BROS. BACK HOME Springer waa second high man among
i the young men. George landgraf was
Have Installed Additional Breel-Bak-! triven the men's consolation prize. Ev-
ing Machinery In New Building.
Work has again been resumed by
the Bauer Bros, in their reconstructed
bakery on Broadway. New machinery
has been installed in the modern bake
shop and the test given Tuesday morn
ing proved very satisfactory. New
additions have been added to the old
machines and the Bauer Bros announce
that they arc in a position to serve
their patrons even better than before.
The output of the bakery has been
increased owing to the installment of
modern machinery, and as a conse
quence, the out-of-town trade can be
given more attention.
Several months ago the old bakery
was damaged by fire. The building
had been so badly damaged by the
flames and the water that the owners
decided to erect a new building in its
place. The work was begun imme
diately, but it was delayed by the bad
weather.. The new building is much
larger than the old one and for that
reason the bakers were in a position
to install additional machinery that
was mad necessary by ta "tn:reas
of their bosine??. -
ery prize was sealed in a package cov
ered with red heart3.
Those present at the party were:
Misses Edna Bender, Frieda and 01g3
Landgraf, Meta and Thekla Schack.
Marie Besef, Alma, Schack and Helen
Desselkamp. The young men were:
Werner Mueller, George Landgraf,
Adolph Rueseler, Fred Springer, Will
Borchctl, Oscar and Elmer Schack and
Ted Regenhardt.
Shortly after undergoing an opera
tion at St Francis' Hospital, yester
day afternoon, Frank Stratman, a
young farmer of near Zalma, Mo.,
died of peritonitis. He was brought
here yesterday shortly before noon,
and the operation was immediately
performed. But his condition was so
critical that he failed rapidly.
He was 19 years old. The body
will be shipped to Zalma early this
morning, where it will be buried. The
arrangements for the funeral will not
be made until after the arrival at
1 TJ was Sou t W. TJ. Stratman, a
mann presented the message to the representatives of the press without toi.i-
memt. In as much as the United Stite. was especially singled out in the
announcement, it is believed here that Germany has abandoned all hojv of
avoiding war with the United State.-), and it takes this occasion to throw down
the gauntlet to President Wilson, who is being bitterly condemned bv the
press, especially those who reflect the Government's opinion.
Washington, Feb. 14. Following the report of the sinking of th A.nes
kan steamer in the Mediterranean by an Austrian submarine, a bivak with
Austria-Hungary seem unavoidable. The American Embassy in Puvi.i is
making arrangements to transfer the handling of the Au: tio-Hungaiian
; affairs to the Swiss legation.
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. ....wv. vi mi .-iiiin nan s-unuwiirr 1.) vns low oy an Au.sinan .mio
marinein the Mediterranean brought the relations between Uie United StaUs
and the Austrian-Hungarian Governments to a crisis. Accordin" to til-
j patches the crew of the steamer was faved.
The safety of the American citizens who are still in Teutonic territory
caused great concern among the officials in Washington tonight. No word has
been received a yet regarding tht American.-, who are Ixing held prisoners
L Germany. It is estimated that several hundred United States citizens are in
Germany, Austria and Bulgaria.
Thousands of missionaries in Asia Minor are being held under the juris
diction of the Turkish Government. This was the first oiticlal communica
tion the United States Government received from Minister Elkus in Con
stantinople since the break between the United States a".d Germany. Th
contents of the missive was not revealed, rowevjr, by the St.'. Department.
Instructions have been directed to Minister Elkus by the State Dfpartm;jt
to get all Americans out of Turkey as quickly as possible.
The Navy Department has completed the arming of nil American ve.-.--ls
bound for the barred zone. It is said, h owever, that concern over the fate
of American citizens in foreign countries is delaying the placing of guns
and gunners on the American steamers. The advisers of President Wilson
have accepted that it is legal to arm the .steamers.
It is believed that until the safety of the American citizens aboard has
been fully assured, the ships will not be armed under direction and authority
cf the Government. In the meantime the reports on every submarine incident
is being compiled by the State Department.
The official report of the sinking of the schooner Lyons Low, a vessel of
1200 tons wa3 received by the State Department from Consul General Tivad
well at Rome. According to this report the vessel was bound from Stockton.
Maine, to Palermo, Sicily. It was destroyed by an Austrian submarine. Th
ship carried no contraband, the message stated, the cargo consisting of lemon
box snooks. The entire crew including eight Americans were saved. They
were permitted to escape In the life boats.
London, Fb. 14. The submarine toll today and tonight was seven ships with
a total tonnage Of 13,299. Since announcing the ruthless submarine war
fare the Germans have sunk 100 ships, including about forty neutral ves
sels. New York, Feb. 14. The steamer Frederick VIII bearing Count von Bern
storff, former German Ambassador to Washington, and his staff, cleared the
port at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The crowd that gathered before the sailing
of the steamer, watched the vessel until it disappeared.
El Paso, Feb. 14. The investigation condccteij by th Federal authorities
here into the border raid made by Mexican t rtrp-j. ha.? ccta'cKcdie-l the fact
that the three Mormons who were kidnaped tevthcr with ire lialf-hr)
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