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23E TOE ve use - 9 ALL THE INTERNATIONAL NEV5WHILEIT1S NEWS rfi I ; f lj m frr NEWS " THE NEWSPAPER THAT COVERS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW. VOL.XVI , THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, FEBUARY 22. 1916. NUMBER 7 TUP WEEKLY 43 I L2 rh 111 FRISCO IS TOLD CITY WILL SUE IT FOR TRESPASSING Knehans Sends Railroad Tribune Editroial, Showing Sentiment of People. COUNSELOR AND MAYOR OUTLINE FIGHT PLANS Prosecutor Will FileSuit Daily Against Railroad Shops Are Closed. Following the announcement that the Frisco had closed its machine shops in the Cape and had dismissed virtually all of its employes, City CVmniflnr Dsz-ar A T0nfVir.n Tctpr-! , , , '' , solicitor of the Frisco, calling his at tention to the fact that the Frisco had violated its franchise with this city, and declared that Cape Girardeau would file suit against tn company. Mr. Knehans also sent an editorial tak- en from The Tribune a? representing j the sentiment of the people. The edi- ! torial follows: "The City Council is entitled to commendation, even for its belated decision to resent the Frisco Rail road's conduct toward this city. The officials of that road seem to be un willing to live up to any clause of its franchise. "Its promises to build a new sta tion have not been kept. Its assur ances that the people of this city would get a 60-cent coal rate have been contemptuously violated. Its equipment is se-ond-elass and its service is abominable. "Cape Giraidoca has been lenient to the point of stupidity with the Frisco. . This cUy hrs vented every affront without protest, hoping that each offense would be the last. But it has only invited fresh violations. "It now adds insult to injury' by removing what second-hand machin ery it has left in this city to an other point, and reducing its force j of employes to the minimum. "If Cape Girardeau's franchise is worth the paper it was written) on, it is worth enfoiting, and if it isn't worth anything, we may just as well reach this conclusion now. "Either the Frisco should keep its agreement with the people here, or it ought to be' denied the privilege of running into this city. The Fris co has throttled the town. It has enjoyed a monopoly and at the same time rendered service at 'wou bring a protest from a fishing re sort. "Its franchise with the city pro vides a penalty for each violation. If Cape Girardeau had enforced the penalty clause to the limit, the total fines would now equal the aggre gate value of the railroad. Cape Girardeau is not entitled to sym pathy. It deserves condemnation." In 1911 an ordinance was passed, fixing an agreement between the Fris co and the city by which the former w ould erect a new passenger depot and that the work would begin three years after the passing of this ordinance. The building was to be completed at least five years after the passage of the ordinance. Nothing has been done so far by the railroad toward com plying with this ordinance other than the announcement that work would eventually be begun. Another agreement violated by the Frisco is the 60-cent rate on coal. The railroad has charged an additional 15 Vents, making a total of 75 cents a ton. Mayor Kage announced yesterday that unless the Frisco agreed to return the machinery removed from the Cape Girardeau shops and put the machin ists back to work, the city would file suit against the railroad on a charge of trespassing. "I want you to bring a new suit every day," the Mayor told City Coun selor Knehans. "The. Frisco is going to live up to its contract or the city will declare it an qutlaw and sue it every day it operates in this city." The Terminal Railroad a few years ago violated its franchise with the city of St Louis and the city attorney, at th request of the Mayor, filed a new suit "against the Terminal each day, charging the railroad with trespassing. The city collected a judgment in each (Contfnded on page three j PIONEER OF CAPE COUNTY SUCCUMBS Mrs. Mary Maintz Died at Far mington Hospital To be Buried To-day. (. Mrs. Mary Maintz, of of Cape County's oldest residents, died yes terday morning at the State Hospital in Farmington after a lingering ill ness. The body was shipped to rela tives near Oak Ridge for burial. The funeral will be held this morning at .St. John's Church, near Oak Ridge. Mrs. Maintz was bom in Germany in lSP.H. She came to this country when a young girl, accompanied by her parents. Soon after their arrival, the family settled in Cape County, where they lived the rest of their life. Mrs. Maintz was a resident of Cape County for more than 60 years During the Civil War she was mar ried to Ernest Maintz. Her husband died about 15 years ago. One son preceded her in death 10 years ago. She is survived by three sons, Robert, Emil and William. More than a year ago Mrs. Maintz was taken to the hospital at Farm- i ington. Several months ago she fell and fractured her hip, and owing to her advanced age, the injury would not mend. She lingered three months. ILLINOIS COUPLE WILL WED Willard Cameron and Miss Dora Moore to Marry Today. I Willard Cameron and ML-V Dora Moore, both of Eastgate, 111., will be i married to;iy in the Cape. They ap-. 'plied yesterday for a marriage license jat the office of Mayor Kage. The li- j cense will be issued today. j The cow"1? were accompanied by the girl's fathviv who had to give his con sent to the marriage, owing to the (bride's age. The girl is IT years old, j while the bridegroom is four years her ! senior. i The couple told the Mayor they had known each other from childhood and had contemplated marriage for some j time, but the parents cf the girl would not consent because of her age. They finally won over the father and he accompanied them to the Cape. The couple will return today and make their home in Eastgate. PNEUMONIA KILLS YOUTH Ix)uis II. Otendorf Died After Four Days' Illness. Louis II. Ostendorf, 16 years old, was buried yesterday afternoon in St. Marv's Cemetery. The vouth died i i Tuesday after an illness of four days of pneumonia. He was a son of John Ostendorf, a farmer, living about six miles west of the Cape. Besides his parents he leav es several brothers and one sister. MISS LYDIA RITTER IS ILL Miss Lydia Rittcr, stenographer for Attorney Lee Bowman, is at St. Fran- cis Hospital sunering irom aaenoias, and it is believed that she will have to undergo an operation. Miss Ritter was forced to leave her duties Tues day afternoon. Yesterday morning her condition became so serious that her physician advised her to go to the hospital. It will be decided today whether the operation will be neces sary. Miss Ritter's parents live in Jack son. She has been, employed by Mr. Bowman for a long time. Miss Dora Menneke, who is employ ed by Arthur C. Bowman as stenog rapher, has also been seriously ill since Tuesday. She is suffering from a se vere attack of grp. BONE DRY BILL IS PASSED He'jse Approves Measures By Vote of Five to One. - ' Washington, Feb. 21. The House this afternoon voted to concur with the Senate in the Reed amendment to the post-office appropriation bill, mak ing prohibition States "bone dry," by a vQte of 321 to 72, six members present not voting. The amendment prohibits the trans portation of intoxicating liquors in In terstate Commerce into any State pro hbiiting the manufacture or sale of in toxicants. Party lin to? disregard ed in the vote. SCHOOL BOARD TO BE ASKED TO GIVE GROUND TO CITY Rim of Broadway School Grounds Needed to Widen Themis Street. KNEHANS SAYS CITY CANNOT CONDEMN IT Will Appear Before Boavd To m jrrow Night and Ask It As Gift. City Counselor Knehans will appear tomorrow night before the School Board to urge the members to donate a strip of ground 17 feet wide to the city for the purpose of widening The mis street, along the Broadway School. If the School Board fails to comply with this request, then the citv can not widen this street, because the city has no right to condemn nroDertv beloneincr to a school. Several weeks ago City Counselor! Knenan, diafted an ordinance which if passed by the City Council, would ! authorize the city to condemn numer- j ous pieces of property along 1 hemis, j Independence, Harmony, Bessie, Paint- i er and Henderson avenue. It was said last night by one of the members of the School Board that this strip could hardly be taken off the Broadway schoolyard, because it would reduce the site to almost nothing. The , I yard is now almost too small for the children, and if a strip of 17 feet would be donated to the city to widen the street, there would not be enough left for a playground. Several years ago the School Board donated a strip of 40 feet which was cut off the site on which the High School now stands for the improve ment of the street, and it is believed this precedent may be followed by the board in reference to the Broadway site. Another important matter to be dis cussed at the School Board meeting is the fixing of the appropriation for the coming year. It is estimated that the School Board will need approxi mately $-15,000 to cover its expenses during the coming year. The bonds on the Broadway School will be retired today. A warrant to the amount of $5500 has been drawn on the treasurer for that purpose. This payment wil lreduce the expenses of the School Board during the year, but other expenditures will have to be incurred to properly take care of the pupils. NEW CONSTITUTION BILL PASSES MISSOURI HOUSE Measure Authorizing Vote on Calling of Convention Wins by . 73 to 57. Jefferson City, Feb. 21. The House today, by a margin of one vote, pass ed the bill authorizing a special elec tion to decide whether a constitutional convention shall be called to draft a new Constitution. The bill passed by a vote of 73 to 57, a two-thirds majority being re quired. Under the provisions of the bill three special elections must be held. At the first election to be held in September the people will decide whether a convention shall be called. A second election will then be neces sary to elect delegates to the conven tion. A third election will be called subse- quent to the convention to ratify or reject the provisions of the new docu ment. The principal opposition to the bill arose from the fact that the three elections probably wil lcost more than $1,000,000. The bill, which passed the House to dav is still in committee in the Senate. POTATOES REACH $1 A PECK Record Price Quoted in Chicago; Onions 15 Cents a Pound. Chicago, Feb. 21. Potatoes reach ed $1 a peck today. This record price was quoted by grocers in the better residential districts. In other parts of the city they sold as low as 90 cents at retail. Cabbaga sold at 10 to 12M cents a pound, and onions at 13 cents. Other vegetables wn proportionately hifife. DECLINED TO BREAK WITH GERMANY 1 J urt ," nhr' K,l"s ' -Nrv:i.v. hinK iusiav ..r Su.mI.-m and Kin;: Ji:lv,vl((.ljl!0d to foll(nv An,erinl.s ;U1(, ,.eilb off (li il!(ti(. lvhlIitllw wiih (;enil!iny ,1(.aise of ..rillhl(.ss.. sl,,1Illflrill, wnrfaiv. Tl.c Snmriinavhia countri.-s are. pledged to act In h ti h nil .jti.'sii.n.s ;,risin- fn.ui H,.- war. iMDC I 17 IDT U II AC h ifJllJ. LSjIDLSV fliM H JA1Jfl riT t -nn NFR VllllS I III I APSF Widow of Man Slaiit by St. Louis Highwaymen to be Brought to the Cape. Mrs. Joseph Leible, whose husband was ishot and killed by two negro bandits l;if,t January i.i St. Louis, has suffered a nervous breakdown, her rel atives in the Cape wei-e informed yes terday. Mrs. Leible is a siiter of Martin Xothdurft. He left yesterday afternoon for St. Louis to be at the bedside of his sister and make ar rangements to have her removed to the Qvpe, if she consents. While Mrs. Leible's condition is not considered critical u is Denevea inai 1 At-! a change of location may prove bene ficial to her. Leible, who conducted a saloon in St. Louis, was formerly in business in the Cape. He had a grocery store on South Hanover for a number of years. Early last January he was halted by two negroes after ho had closed his saloon. Although he complied with the bandits' command to hold up his hands, he was shot and died several hours later. M'ADOO'S DAUGHTER TO WED Washington, Feb. 21. The engage ment of Secretary McAloo's daughter, Miss Nona Hazelhurst McAdoo, to Ferdinand de Mohrcnschildt, second secretary of the Russian Embassy, was announced today. Miss McAdoo is the Secretary's eld est daughter. She kept house for her father before his marriage to Miss Eleanora Wilson, the President's daughter. In February, 1915, Miss McAdoo went to France with Miss Katherine Ilritton" daughter of a Washington banker, to be a nurse in the war zone. They returned home in the following June. MAY PUT CAR SHORTAGE QUESTION UP TO PRESIDENT Chicago Board of Trade to Ask Action by Congress if Roads Delay Beyond Friday. Chicago, Feb. 21. It was authorita tively stated this afternoon that un less action adequate to solve the car shortage situation has been taken by next Friday, the administration of the Chicago Board of Trade will appeal to President Wilson and Congress to take the situation out of the hand3 of the railroads, and the Interstate Com mereeCommisaion, as might be done in time of war, and place it in tha hands of s body wnth dictatorial powers for the time befox. WATER TOWER WILL GET HEARING TODAY City Officials to Hold Meeting On Advisibility of Building ' Crib in River. City Counselor Knehans, City En gineer Stiver and" several councilmen today will m?Ve an investigation as to the practicability of installing a water tower in the .Mississippi for the pur pose of supplying the city with water. A representative of the Public Serv ice Commission at Jefferson City will be in the Cape next Tuesday to attend a hearing that has been called by the City Council to hear the arguments the Missouri Public Utilities Co., advances ....... .... . against installing this tower. Several weeks ago the City Council received a letter from the State com mission, informing the council that a i representative would be in the Cape Feb. 27, and asked that a hearing be j arranged between the council and the representative of the water company. This hearinc has been set for the aft- ..... . . ! ernoon of tnat day at the Courthouse. ; The Missouri Public Utilities Co., which furnishes the city with water, has repeatedly advised the council that it would be impractical to install such a tower as was required of the com pany by the city ordinance. The water company- has offered to f lay a drainage pipe from the river bank to a large basin which would be erected some distance from the river bank, thus enabling the city to get water from the current. U. S. PHOSPHATE ROCK WASTED, SAY EXPERTS j New York, Feb. 20. Means of con serving the country's phosphate rock deposits, the latest developments in flotation and the commercial use of potash as a blast furnace by-product were taken up by the American In stitute of Mining Engineers in its ses sions here today; The cream of the phosphate rock production of the country, according to Dr. W. C. Phalen, of the United States Bureau of Mines, has been wastefully depleted because of a pref erence shown for European export ing over American fertilizer manu facturers. Phosphate rock deposits are now found in nine different States and Dr. Phalen stated that the expor tation of high grade rock during the past ten years averaged close to half of the country's output. This evening the institute holds its annual dinner, at which President L. D. Ricketts will act a3 toastmaster. To night's diner ia in honor of Herbert C. Hoover, a vice president of tha in stitute and distinjruished during the past two years as head of the Belgian Relief iCtfmmi?Bim. GREAT TO NEUTRAL Washington Will Send Protest to London Over New Order, it is . Believed Principle of "Visit and Search" Not Violated. NEW BRITAIN, CONN., THINKS IT IS DOOMED TO DESTRUCTION Twenty Explosions Occur in Hour and Police Say it is Plot to destroy the City British Gain in France. I'y International News Service. Washington, Feb. 21. The unofficial report from London tonight that -England would tighten it.-? blockade restrictions against neutral commerce cau.-sc-me concern here. But as the British recognize international law, the prin cipal of which provides for the "visit and search" and not ruthless destruc tion, the new situation is not a grave one. However, it is quite likely that a formal protest will be made. The State Department tonight stated that the last communication had been sent to Ger many regarding the Yarrowdale prisoners. This message was a demand f,r the release of the 72 Americans. No time limit was fixed. No announcement was made as to the future course of the Government, in the event the Amer icans were still held prisoners. New Britain, Conn., Feb. 21. -Consternation reigns here tonight, following i!0 explosions and lives within two hours. It is believed a plot ha.- been p'.unted here for the destruction of the city, and four men have-bee- arrest4 in this wholesale campaign of destruction. Martial law prevails in the city, :ind two companies of the State militia have been ordered out. The Be.y Scouts nave been pief-sed into sen-ice to assist the militia and the police. Fire companies from nearby towns have been brought t New Britain to assist the local forces in battling with the conflagration. Tiii-; city ha- a population of about 50,000. London, Feb. 21. Tonight's statement ; th caturp of ?ection of tl)p t.noniy.s 1 -cnc inntVi nf imioniiri'p- w'f) nntprnl on : f i'int fif liOO vfird-; and :i 'W ; prisoners were taken out. Ine enemy Ypres was raidel and many Germans killed. .Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 21. Instructor C. M. Pond and George Kingberg, a student in the United States Army Aviation School. Ml :0) twt with a biplane this afternoon. Coth are seriously if not fatally injured. Philadelphia, Feb. 21. One man was killed and nine seriously injured by 1 iillets nnd bricks in a food and strike o: tne rrankim sugar retir.ery tonignt. cf women who marched to the refinery crying for bread. Mounted patrolmen reinforced the police, and when they arrived the .strikers and their hungry wives charged the police, hurling bricks. The police (ired and Mareioueens. Detkobzo fell dead and nine others were wounded. Washington, Fb. 21. A gigantic campaign to relieve the famine conditions In the large cities causeS by the shortage of cars, was undertaken by the In tel state Commerce Commission tonight. Following the re.-eipt cf information that thousands of people were short of food and domestic animals were .starv ing in the Eastern cities, the commission began directing railroad managers to rush food trains to the suffering communities. There seems to be a prob ability tonight that the Government wil ltake over the railroads and operate them as in wartime. Berlin, (Via Sayville Wireless) Feb. J said, was part of an anti-suhnnrine 21. It was officially announced this 'department which had bwr. establish aftcrnoon that the Government will ! ed, he explained, "with the best and ask the Reichstag" for a new Avar cred-! it of 13,000,000,000 marks (about $4, 000,000,000). . London, Feb. 21. "The submarine menace is grave and serious and is growing. It is not yet solved, but I am confident measures now being de vised will gradually mitigate its seri ousness," declared Sir Edward Carson, First Lord of the Admiralty, today. The Cabinet Minister made thi3 statement in connection with his pres- cT,f iHrTi of naval estimates to the i House of Commons. One of the pro- visions of the bill was for an increase j of Britain's sailors by 400,000. Sir Edward said that during the first 18 days of February sin-e in auguration of the German "ruthless ness" at sea there had been 40 fights with submarines. Sir Edward al5 announced that Lord Fisher, former First Sea Lord, had been "returned to the Admiralty staff as president of a board of in- vcntiows. mis invention Dfm, m- TAIN TRICT ALL V: from Ilriti.-h headquarters announces tmiciies on the Som:,e front. The s lone trend on a ;uu-yari from iri riot between the noliee :niil ihr striker.-; ine riot tmioweii ;i iiemon.-tnuort most experienced personnel.' During the period from Feb. 1 to IS, the Admiralty lord said, fi.OTfi ves sels had arrived at ports of the United Kingdom and fS7.. had departed and this despite the German submarine blockade. This was a total of ll.f40 ships, to and from British ports. "Since the start of the war," Sir Edward continued, "we have examined either on the hieh sas or in harbors, 25.R74 shins. This constitutes cur blockade with Germany." Carson announced that the number !of armed ships had increase! 4i.. per cent during the last two months. An increase in the number armed for de fense against submarines is noted each week, he added. The Admiralty Lord said R.000,000 men and 9.420,000 tens of exnlosiv(s and material had ben moved across the seas up to October last year and during this time onlv one or two un toward incident; had occurred.