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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1917.
3 Largest Totals in the History of Our Bank Organized Twenty-six Years ago We are sure the many friends of the First National will rejoice with us to know that our report to the Comptroller of the Currency on May 1st, 1917, showed the largest totals ever reported in the history of our institution. Our deposits have increased ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOU SAND DOLLARS during the past sixteen months. We are mighty grateful for the enlarged opportunity this substantial and steady increase in our business will afford us in being of service in the development of this fast growing section. Member Federal Reserve System CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy to day with showers; not much change in temperature. The ladies of St. Vincent's Church will have a 500 party at the home of Mrs. L. F. Klostermann on South Spanish street, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Th emoney will be used to defray the expenses of the church. Henry Suedekum, who lives several miles from town on the Bloomfield road, was in the city yesterday on business. Miles & Cunningham shipped some cattle to St. Louis yesterday on the steamer Bald Eagle. Barney Wagner, a livestock dealer of Oran, was in. the city yesterday buy ing stock. Harry Mifflin, constable of Kelso Township, was in the city yesterday on legal business. Barney Huering, marshal of An cell, was in the city yesterday. The trial of Dr. J. H. Young and his secretary, Fred Sherman, will be held before Judge Wilier this morning at 10 o'clock. Work of repairing Good Hope street was started yesterday by Street Com missioner Brunke and his crew. Harry Himmelberger of Morehouse was In the city yesterday. "R. F. Koch, a civil engineer, suc cessfully passed an examination for the Army Engineer Corps in St. Louis, and returned from that city yester day. He is employed on the drainage ditch south of Cape Girardeau. Corine Cox, the young Poplar Bluff girl, who was stricken with the small pox in this city recently, has been re leased from the hospital. Jvk Powell and R. S. McElwain of n .i : . tjaruinersviiie were in me cny y cow day. T. E. Starky of Poplar Bluff was in the city yesterday. W. W. Pell came up from Commerce yesterday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Hill and Mrs. E. C. Harvey of Maiden were in the city yesterday shopping. H. M. Hart of Charleston transacted business in the city yesterday. J. M. Toohey and Elmer Tenkloff of Oran were in the city last night. R. H. Bailey of Sikeston was a business visitor in the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Bice of Oran were shopping in the city yesterday. G. B. Cook of Fredericktown spent the day in the city on business yester day. T. H. Elfrank was in the city last night from Lutesville. A. Boone came over from Jackson yesterday to look after Eome busi ness. Mrs. Frank White and her children returned yesterday from a visit with relatives in Holcomb. Fred Wood, manager of the local branch of the Western Union Tele graph Co., will spend the day with relatives in Campbell. He departed early this morning. Chris Freeman, Dr. C E. Schuchert and Bern Gockel will spend several days on the Little Whitewater River fishing. Miss Dora Stolzer returned yester day from St. Louis where she under went treatment in a hospital. She ex pects to be able to return to her work in the offices of the Frisco in Chaffee. Mrs. J. C. Drake of Wmo spent several days with her daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Jones. She returned home yesterday after noon. ENVOY ORDERED CZAR TO PUT AWAY WIFE Geneva, May 9. The "Journal de Geneve" reports interesting events which preceded the revolution in Rus sia, but were suppressed by the British and French censorship and have only become known now. 'Paris and London knew for a long time that things were going wrong in Russia," says the Journal." 'The cen sors tried to hide conditions in Petro grad, but the French deputies had in formation about the general demorali zation and the pro-German intrigues in the highest Russian circles. This information came principally from So cialist sources, but it was fully veri fied by the French representatives who took part in the Petrograd war con ference in February and early in March. Deputy Doumergue at that time telegraphed to the Foreign Af-j fairs Committee of the French Par liament: 'The choas is worse than we feared. For the time being the Rus sian army is practically out of the war. It may be reorganized, but there is no hope that it will be able to start a new offensive before July, 1918. During the present year we can expect no aid from Russia.' "During the first week of March Sir George W. Buchanan, the British Ambassador in Petrograd, decided to take drastic measures to stop the pro-German intrigues," the Journal continues. 'He went to Tsarskoe Selo, demanded an audience with the Czar and informed the ruler curtly that he would have to separate from the Czar- ina. In a stormy audience the Am bassador said under the circumstances a divorce would be the proper thing, but, he added, the British Government would not insist upon such a radical step if the pro-German activities of the Czarina were stopped in some way. To accomplish this the Ambassador suggested that the Empress be locked up in some convent or health resort until the war ended. "The Czar was furious and instruct ed his Ambassador in London to de mand the immediate recall of Bu chanan, 'but the British Government replied laconically that the Ambassa dor would stay in Petrograd. This brought matters to a climax. In his rage the Czar threw himself into the arms of the pro-German party, and there is no doubt he would have con cluded a separate peace within a few weeks, but at the critical moment the revolution was started." WISCONSIN ORGANIZES COUNTY CkCP BOARDS Madison, Wis., May 9. "Win the war with food," the slogan of the Washington authorities, has become the battle cry of the Wisconsin Coun cil of Defense. ' Practically e.vory county in the State has completed the organization of a County Defense Council, with head quarters in the various county seats, every possible effort being extended to increase the food production of the State. A bill has been drafted which pro vides for the seizure of all foodstuffs and fuel by the State council, should occasion demand. The council will ef fect equitable distribution of all food supplies in case the emergency de mands State supervision. U. S. Government Protection News From The County Seat The Thursday Literary Club is hav ing the hillside just west of the Iron Mountain station cleaned up and plan to make'it attractive by planting and sowing flowers there. Miss Theresa Kies, who has been visiting her brother, L. E. Kies and family, yesterday returned to her home at the Cape. Ed Rose of Gordonville, who has been attending a St. Louis school of pharmacy, came home Tuesday and is visiting Jackson relatives. The eighth grade of the Grammar School will go on a picnic today. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watkins of Oriole were Jackson visitors yester day. Garnett Masterson this morning had his left foot badly bruised at Mill "A" by some machinery falling on it. Yesterday while John Fox was trying to clean an elevator at Mill "A," one of the large cups in the elevator fell on his right arm and caused some painful bruises and sprains, not seri ous, however. Mrs. Robert Hopper yesterday re ceived a card from a friend in Mt. Denney, Scotland, who was a class mate of Mrs. Hopper at a conserva tory of music in Germany. The card was mailed at Mt. Denney April 13. Harry Skinner Tuesday moved to this city from Oran and is occupying the Henry Gockel house on Third East street. Henry Gockel and family, Garnett Morton and family, Mrs. Johanna Cleve are some of the Jackson people who attended the funeral yesterday of Mrs. Sophie Goyert at the Cape. Mrs. Du Ree Jones has returned from a visit to her daughter Miss Ella Hart Jones, who is a student at Har din College, Mexico, Mo. Mesdames Blucher Sperling and C. L. Grant visited at the Cape yester day. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Moll, who have been visiting relatives in Jackson and Gordonville, yesterday returned to their home in St. Louis. Recorder G. F. Siemers, brother of Mrs. Moll, took them to the Cape to meet the train. Mrs. Annie Bienlein, Mrs. Eugene Obermiller, Mrs. .Bern Looney, Mrs. Ben Schwab and Miss Anna Wflhelm were shopping in the Cape yesterday. Jessie Priest of Poplar Bluff is re modeling the large barn of O. B. Kin der on West Main street and will use it as a sales stable. Joe Killough of the Cape is the guest of Miss Mabel Poe. Zetta Thompson, Noah Young and John Scheffler of AHenville were in Jackson, attending court. Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Kuellmer will go to St Louis to visit their son, Adolph, who is a members of the Mis souri National Guard. EXTENSIVE HOTEL SMHDLE TWO FAKE SALESMEN BEAT THEM OUT OF $40,000. Cash Forged Checks Drawn on Firms in Missouri City Which They Pretended to Represent. St. Louis, May 9. A Bcheme by which hotel keepers 'in the trade ter ritory of St. Louis have been swin dled out of at least $40,000 in the last 16 months was revealed by postoffice officials here. Forged checks, bear ing for th greater part the names of St. Louis concerns, have been cashed in hundreds of communities in the south and southwest in amounts rang ing from $25 to $300. ! Information concerning the swindle is given out by postoffice officials as a warning to hotel keepers to scrutin ize carefully all checks cashed by them. Circulars containing fac-similes of the forged papers have also been widely distributed. Two Bwindlers, who pose as travel ing representatives of various com panies, register at hotels and call for any mail that may have been received in advance of their arrival. Invariably a letter is waiting, and the letter al ways contains a check purporting to be an expense voucher from the swin dler's -firm." The letter is opened in the presence of the proprietor, manager or clerk of the hotel, when the swindler explains that he expects to be in town several days, finds himself a "little short of cash," and asks that the check just received be cashed. Usually the amount of the check is less than $50, but never less than $25, and a few are for considerably more, the class of hotel to be victimized be ing taken into consideration. Checks on which the swindlers have obtained more than $40,000 have been turned over to the authorities by ho tel men. The checks all bear the same stamped serial number, 7627. More than 200 fictitious names have been used by the men. of whom only meager descriptions have been ob tained. One is described as being tall, smooth-shaven and blond, the other short, heavy-set, of swarthy complexion. Both fnvariably are well dressed. PRAISE FORJWIDDLE WEST WILL WIN WAR FOR U. S., SAYS M. VIVIANI. Noted French Visitors at the "Cradle of Liberty" in Independence Square, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, May 9. Bringing with it the middle west's "win-the-war" pledge to the allies, the French com mission arrived here and visited the "Cradle of Liberty" in Independence square. After a few hours here Mar shal Joffre, former Premier Viviani and others of the mission will hurry on to New York. On the eve of their big eastern re ception here the commissioners summed up with considerable satis faction the results and impressions of their triumphant western tour. From Washington to Chicago, from Kansas City to St. Louis and to the tomb of Lincoln at Springfield 111., thence across Indiana and on eastward, the commission's trip begun with some trepidation as to the warmth of the reception it might get has been a roar of cheers, a sea of flags, a dem onstration of love and faith in the al lied cause from beginning to end. Vice-Premier Viviani declared the middle west might win the war, and he believes it will make the effort to do so. "It took personal contact for us to realize the immensity of the middle west's resources," said Viviani. "The unlimited part that territory could play in the planting of larger crops might win the war. The spirit of our splendid reception everywhere con vinces me that it will try." "I am a soldier and of few words, but feel that I must speak when geeted with such Bights as welcomed us to the west," said Marshal Joffre. "Enthusiasm manifested everywhere shows the Americans fully realize the immensity of their task. They are preparing for it with the same earnest spirit that actuated peasants and citi sens of France early in the war." AERO CORPS EXAMINATIONS First 10 Volunteers Given Unusual Testa in Chicago to 8how Sense of Balance. Chicago, May 9. The first 10 of several thousand middle western vol unteers for the army aero corps were examined at the army central depart ment headquarters here. In addition to the ordinary army mental and physical examinations, they were given testa to demonstrate their sense of balance, heart strength and resist ance to pain. They were to be asked to walk backward on a straight line for 20 feet with their eyes closed; balance 30 seconds on either foot with the eyes closed; sit In a rapidly mov ing revolving chair with eyes closed, name the direction faced and pour cold water in each ear and replace it with warm water. Pottery Workers Get Wage Raise. East Liverpool, O., May 9. Seven thousand general war pottery workers in the United States were granted a voluntary wage increase of 5 to 10 per cent by the United States Potters' tssociation. The increase, the second within nine months, is effective on May IS. WOBK Of ALLIED COMMISSION ENDS BRITISH TO JOIN FRENCH IN NEW YORK AND ARRANGE FOR RETURN HOME. PLANS FOR FINANCING WAR Part Army and Navy Will Take in Conflict Is Arranged Brazil to Be Big Aid to the United States. Washington, May 9. The work of the Anglo-French mission to this coun try is completed. Only details re main to be worked out. The big prob lems have been solved. Already ar rangements are being made for the return home of the distinguished visi tors. Among the things accomplished which may be made public are the fol lowing: A complete comprehensive plan for financing the entente has been ar ranged. Under it all of Germany's enemies will have their credit in the United States so bolstered up that an uninterrupted supply of war material and food will go forward. Arrangements made whereby Great Britain will throw into the trans-Atlantic trade their reserve shipping, depending on the United States to make up the deficiency that Is sure to come from the continued successes of the German U-boats. Plans completed for sending Ameri can troops to France and especially for sending trained men to handle all transportation behind the lines, thus solving the greatest problem affect ing the British and French commanders-in-chief. Plans completed for the part the United States navy is to play in the developments of the coming summer. In this connection it is admitted that Brazil will give great assistance by opening her harbors to American and entente warships, by placing her chief warships under the direction of the United States, by furnishing mer chant shipping for the trans-Atlantic trade. Tentative plans made so that the United States will take over distribu tion of foodstuffs to the entente. In addition, the visit of the two commissions has done much to solid ity the war sentiment in the United States. The commissioners have made it plain that there still is much to be done and that the United States will have to "play a big nation" part in the struggle. A great deal that has been accom plished by the missions cannot be imade public at this time. The plans will work out, but until tney nae they must be concealed. . The British mission will leave here the latter part of the week and will join the French mission to receive the official welcome of New York City on Friday. AftPr that the ques tion of returning home will be speed ily settled. Meanwhile the Italian commission will come here to take up with the administration the pressing needs of Italy. L ARMY BILL LEADERS STILL UN . CERTAIN ABOUT ROOSEVELT. Only Hope of Compromise Said to Be Chance That Senate Will Re cede From Position. Washington, May 9. Conferees of the house and senate on the war army bill are trying to compromise their differences over the question of whether Col. Roosevelt shall be per mitted, as provided by a senate amendment, to raise a volunteer force for service in France. Prospects of an agreement on this, the main issue, teem to be slight. The only hope held out for a com promise is said to be based on a chance that the senate might recede from its position on the question. In that case, it is said, the house confer ees might accept the senate amend ment fixing the age limit of those sub ject to selective draft at 21 to 27. In lieu of the house provision fixing it at from 21 to 40. Interstate shipment of impure eggs is charged Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas Dealers Summoned to Washington. "Washington, May 9. Egg dealers in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas were ordered to appear before the department of agriculture to an swer to charges of shipping impure eggs in interstate commerce. The order was prompted by investi gations made by the department's ex perts last winter. The food and drugs act classes bad eggs as adulterated food. Pershing's Clerk Found Dead. El Paso, May 9. The body of James E. Emery, 60 years old, civilian chief clerk in the army headquarters under both Gen. Pershing and Gen. Bell. Jr., was found in his bed at a hotel here with a revolver clushed in his hand. CONFERENCE OCKED MAIN STR. STORE IS DAMAGED BY FIRE Blaze in Model Meat Market At tracts Large Crowd Origin Unknown. A fire in the rear of the Model Meat Market, near the corner of Broadway and Main street, attracted a large crowd late last night. Many were re turning from the theater, when the fire was discovered, and stopped to watch the work of the firemen. The blaze was confined to the rear of the butcher shop, which is conduct- ed by George Hanah. The origin of the fire could not be learned, but it is believed that it was caused by spon- taneous comhustton. Owing to the heavy smoke issuing from the building the firemen had great difficulty in locating the five. The stock in the butcher shop, together with the fixtures of the meat market and the adjoining stor which was be ing remodeled for a restaurant, were badly damaged by the smoke and water. Three families living on the second floor of the building were driven out into the street. The second floo- is oc cupied by the families of George Hul vy, George Head and Rny Willaid. The household effects of the occupants were slijrhtlv damaged by the smoke. The fire was discovered by Mile! Minton and Guf Snoed. who happened to pass the store. They telephoned the firemen who responded in a short time. The amount of the damage caused by tne lire ami waier coum no. De iearnei. $1,025,378 PASSED BANKS IN APRIL First National Handled More Than $400,000-Largest A mount Recorded. More than one million dollars pass ed through the five hanks of the city during the month of April, according to the figures compiled from the sta tistics of the Clearing House Associa tion for the past month. This amount surpasses every record established by the local banks in previous years. The First National Rank leads the list by more than 100,000. This is Probate Court Docket Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Probate Court, May Term. 1917. Monday, May 14, 1917. Arsta, Lena, gdn. Harvey Alton Watts, minor. Abernathy, K. IL, adm. Frederick W. Sdunidt, deceased. Bailly, John, admr. August Jaeger, decrased. Bachmann, Hy., admr. Joseph Bachmann, decease.!. Brooks, Chas. C, admr. James Brooks, deceased. Boehner, Fritz, exr. John Gustav Boehner, deceased. Becker, Cora E., admx. Joseph Becker, deceased. Dankel, Chas., gdn. Valentine Dankel. minor. Doerries, Mamie, gdn. Own Minor Children. Deneke, Mary, admx. F. W. Deneke, deceased. Tuesday, .May 13, 1S17. Elbrecht, Fred. W., gdn. Arthur J. and Edna M. Elbrecht, minors. Erly, Mary, gdn. Clara E. and Agnes M. Erly, minors. Eggers, Annie, gdn. Selma Marie Pauline Eggers, minor. Frissell, Mabel, gdn. Frissell, minors. Gluckhertz, Mary, gdn. Geo. D. and Louie L. Dale, minoi?. Horrel. John A., gdn. Stephen B. Horrcl. minor. Hope, J. R., gdn. Archie Hope, minor. Hoffman, Theo., gdn. William Kruegcr, minor. Harris, Bertha M., gdn. Own Minor Children. Hahs, E. M., gdn. Archie E. Hahs, minor. Wednesday, May 16, 1917. Heider, Louisa, gdn. Alvin Kaminsky, minor. Happel, Edwin, gdn. Willie Hap pel, insane. Hoffmeister, Herman, and Henry Sieve rs. rxrs. Henry HofT:wistcr, deceared. Illers, Rosa, gdn. Illers, minors. Jones, James A., gdn. Harry Jones, minor. Jaeger, Chas. B., admr. John Ciippar-1. u-oared. Kinder, Robt. F., gdn. Own Minor Children. Layman, Lola, gdn. Carl and Klia Doner, minors. McAtee, S. M., exr. Hugh 11. Ouinn, rcreased. McLain, John A., gdn. Marie Mattie McLain, minor. Thursday, May 17. 1917. Martin, Rosic, gdn. Martin, minors. Medley. J. A., gdn. We!ker, minors. Miller, Ottilia gdn. Edward Louie Miller, minor. Meyer, Gustav, gdn. Erwin J. and William II. Schreinr r. Nagel, August, gdn. Flora Loos, minor. Nienstedt, E. J., admr. Wm. Nienstedt, deceased. Neumeyer, A. F., admr. Hy. C. Neumeyer, deceased. Oberheide, F. Wm., gdn. Foster, minors. Prather, Mary L., gdn. Stewart Prather, minor. Poinsett, A. E., gdn. Allmon, minors. Friday, May 18, 1917. Probst, E. M., gdn. Inez P. Stearns, minor. Reynolds, J. A., gdn. Marie and Len Jones, minors. Reynolds, Jas. H. and Robt. E., exrs. Dudley Reynolds, deceased. Schlimme, Louis F., gdn. Thomas A. Quade, minor. Short, Alice M., gdn. John N. Short, insan.e Sample, John I., gdn. Cora Nellie Sample, insane. Seabaugh, David, gdn. Louis Elmer and Maple Zena Stearn3, minors. Sebaugh, Rosa, gdn. Pasco and SescO Sebaugh, minors. Siemers, G. F., admr. Charlotte. Schwab, Ben., admr. Benedict Schwab, deceased. Summers, Wm., gdn. Eula Nienstedt, minor. W. C. HAYS, Clerk of the Trohate Court. largely due to the fact that the Fris co and the shoe factory handle their financial dealings through this bank. The total amount of money that passed through this institution during the month of April aggregated ?40:,-021.21. The Sturdivant Bank is second with a total of $2S5,577.?4, an increase of more than $10,000 compared with the previous month. The Southeast Mis souri Trust Co., with $219,637.50 is third. The Farmers' and Merchants Bank in Haarig follows with $82-19::.-77, and the Cape Exchange, the young est banking institution of the city, is last w ith $28,712.61. Although the figures for the Cape Exchange Bank are considerably lower than those of the other four banks, due to its youth, they represent a remark able increase over the previous months. The bank was established a j little more than a year ago, and has j increased its business rapidly. FRISCO NOTIFIED OF OUSTER SUIT Sheriff Serves Notice cn Loca" Officials Railroad Attorney Gets Busy. Notice of the filing of the suits against the Frisco Railroad Thursday afternoon by the city and the Capo Girardeau Portland Cement Co., wr.s served yesterday on the offidals of the railroad in the city who. in turn, noti fied the legal department of the Frisco of the action taken by the city. The notice was served by Sheriff Hutscn tp,av nioin;ng on jonn Neal, who .-. ; v..,vrro nr l.,! ctntinn A. P. Stewart, general attorney for the railroad, arrived here from St. Louis when he learned that the suits against the railroad had been filed. He called at the office of D. A. Nichols, clerk of the Common Pleas Court, in which the suits were filed, to famil iarize himself w ith the contents of the petition, which was filed by City Coun selor Knehans for the city and by Geo. H. Webster of St. Louis for the cement company. City officials are now confident that the railroad will soon take some action in regard to the Cape Girardeau fran chise, which has failed to receive rec ognition by the railroad. The purpose of the suit is to oust the rail road from the city and ask the court fo" Man ages for the failure of the rail rrari to comply with the provisions of the franchise.