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THE DAILY TRIBUNE CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1917.
STREET SWEEPER CAUSES RUMPUS 9 APPLICANTS FOR OFFICERS' ASK COUNCIL TO VHITELAW HAY NOT GET $260 FROM CITY Former City Attorney Will Be Denied Request For. Salary. INJUNCTION ISSUED AGAINST HY. KUSS BUILD PARKWAY IN CITY COUNCIL TRAINING CAMP Prominent Citizens Appear Be Farmer and Wife Restrained from Interfering With Work of Colored Farmer. fore Council to Advocate New Street in North Cape. 6 Councilman Kaess Asks That Street Cleaners Be Reinstated. SPECIAL MEETING TO BE HELD THURSDAY Kaess Says Cleaner is Burden to City Failed to Give Satisfaction. A move to have the street sweeper abolished was made last night by City Councilman Kaess, who moved that the apparatus be taken off the streets and that the negro street cleaners be reinstated. The motion resulted in the calling of a special meeting of the City Council Thursday night. Councilman Kaess declared that he had received numerous complaints from citizens all over the city and a petition was being prepared by some citizens to have the street sweeper abolished. He advir,ed them that he would bring the matter up before the council, and if this body would not heed his requests he would be in favor of the petition against the use of the sweeper. Mr. Kaess told his colleagues that the primary objection to the use of the apparatus was the unsanitary condi tion created by the sweeper. Some times, he said, the sweeper hurled up a cloud of dust visible for several blocks. Besides, he added, it meant an added increase to the expense of the city instead of a saving as had been represented by those who favor ed cleaning the streets with the sweeper. Councilmen Schuchert and Vinyard attempted to offset the arguments of Mr. Kaess. Dr. Schuehert asserted that the apparatus had done more work in the past two weeks than the six street cleaners had done in six years. He contended that the use of the apparatus saved the city from $7 to $10 a week. Mr. Vinvard declared that the clean ing of the streets had become neces snrv. Even though it would cost the city more, he believed that the sweep er should be maintained. "The city has grown in the past years, and we must get away from that small town idea of attempting to save money by annoying antiquated methods." The bill regulating the street car A bill regulating second-hand stores on crossings and automobiles to pass street cars while discharging or taking on passengers was passed by the coun cil. The bill providing for the collec tion and removal of garbage and refuse was also passed. The City Cleik was instructed to advertise for bids for the removal of the garbage. A bil lregulating second-hand stores and the sale and purchase of second hand goods was passed by a unani mous vote of th-" council. Under this 'idinance second-hand dealers will not be permitted to accept anything from fny person under 10 years of age, nor to accept rnything from any person who can not establish his ownership to the goods he offers for sale. City Engineer Stiver presented a petition to the council asking for an i-'rroase pay of his helpers. His re quest to allow his assistant $2.50 a day, and hi3 rodmen $2 a day, was granted. He pointed out the fact that the living expenses had increased enormously in the past few months. : nd for that reason he could not em ploy anyone at the old wages. The poolroom of Young Bros, on the lvee was ordered closed by the City Council at the request of Chief White rer, who reported the recent cutting rffrays in front of and in the pool room hade made the hall a nuisance. The council voted to revoke the license rf the owners of the poolroom and or dered the chief of police to notify the brothers of this action. The report of the City Engineer on the estimate cost of the reconstruction of Broadway, between Middle and I.orimier, showed the improvement would cost the property owners a total of $2644. at the rate of $1.78 cents per running foot. A bill for the opening of Main street, north of Independence, prepared by the City Counselor, was adopted. This ordinance was enacted in order to clear the way for the paving of that street by the Frisco. The railroad has al ready agreed to do his work at its expense, and this action was taken by the City Council so that the paving could be begun as soon as the Frisco decided to do so. The Street Commissioner was order ed to repair Good Hope between Sprigg and Pacific and 'Middle between Good Hope and Morgan Oalc streets. , Young Men to go to Cairo Today for Final Ex amination. SIX CAPE MEN WERE ACCEPTED YESTERDAY Central Department issue 1 Ad ditional Orders for Applicants Yesterday. Nine young men filed their applica tion with the local Training Camp As sociation for the Officers' Reserve Corps, which will begin its training at Fort Riley, Kan.' The applicants will leave for Cairo today to take the men tal examination. The new applicants are: Joseph Selle, Oliver "Doc" Edwards, Leon Bahn, all of Cape Girardeau; Earl Walker, of Lutesville; Herbert Wick- ham, Otto L. Whitener, Roy W. Par ker, Harry Dudley and Roscoe Pierce. The last four are students of the Nor mal. Wickham is employed as con ductor on the Hoxie. A number of young men of the Cape who previously had applied for the Officers' Reserve Corps, were accepted after they had been examined in Cairo, III., Sunday afternoon. They were told by the officers in charge of the Exam ining Board to be ready at any time to leave for the training camp. These young men are: George P. Marsh, Leslie Patton, Harry Gaines, Harry Crumb, Howard Frissell, Nor man Mozley and Renfro Gibbs. These with the exception of Crumb filed their applications with the members of the local Training Camps' Association, and were ordered by the Central De partment of the Army, in Chicago, to report at Cairo at once. They left Sunday morning, returning later dur ing the evening. Earl Schultz, Boswell Fox and Hugo Wilder, son of Rev. A. Wilder, have passed the examination in St. Louis. The officer in charge of the Exam ining Board in Cairo told the Cape boys that of every ten who applied for the reserve corps, seven were rejected. Not one of the local candidates failed to pass either the mental or physical examination. J. S. Lehr, a veterinarian of the Cape, yesterday received orders fromj the War Department to be ready at any time. He served in the army dur ing the Spanish-American war, and received a commission as officer. He will be required to take the physical examination before he is sent to the ranks. The training camp at Fort Riley has been selected for four States, each State is to furnish a proportionate number of applicants. The total num ber the camp can take care of is 2500 men. Additional instructions for the ap plicants were, received yesterday by The Tribune directing the applicants how to go about in joining the reserve corps, these instructions read: "In view of the short time remain ing before the opening of the train ing camp, all examining boards of the regular army are now authorized by the Department Commander to con duct the examination without making a return on the documents to the Cen tral Department before admitting the applicant to the examination. All those applicants who have sent their papers to the Central Depart ment should not wait until they re ceive an answer from the Central De partment, but immediately make out a duplicate of the application and se cure their letters of recommendation in duplicate and report at the nearest army officer in charge of an examining board. These duplicates may be pre sented to this officer, who will admit the applicant to the examination at once. - New applicants are advised to take a preliminary medical examination, and present these to the nearest ex amining officer. No applications should be forward ed to the headquarters of the Central Department. If the applicant is in doubt as to the city in which the Ex amining Board is conducted, he may receive this information at his expense by wiring the Central Department of the Army in Chicago, which is in com mand of General Barry." CA.STORIA For Infaats and QiilriTea In Use For Over SO Ycno Always bear th Signature of A delegation of citizens appeared yesterday evening before the City Council to ask for the construction of a parkway, connecting Main wit North street, which has been advo cated by several prominent men of the the city for a number of years. The petition, bearing about 600 signatures of citizens living in that section which will be effected by the improvement. was referred to the Street and Whar Committee of the City Council for in vestigation. Attorney B. C. Hardesty, Prof. W. S. Dearmont, Ed Regenhardt and sev eral others, asked the council to act favorably on the matter. All pointer out the dire need of the new street and the great enhancement of the value of the property by this improve ment. The street will abut on the Mis souri Park on the south, placing part of the costs of the improvement on the city. For this reason several councilmen have voiced their objection to the proposition. The advocates contended that the taxes the city would realize from the increased value of the prop erty abutting the parkway would more than pay for the city's share of the improvement in less than five years. The petition for the paving of North Main street, from Broadway to Ma son, which is directly north of the shoe factory, was granted by the city and bids for the work will be adver tised for by the City Clerk. F. W Morrison, who circulated the petition for the improvement of the street called attention to the condition of North Main street. The petition has been signed by more than a majority of the property owners. A remonstrance against the im provement of Morgan Oak street from Pacific to Aquamsi street, was accept ed by the City Council. Only a few property owners in that section of the city had refused to sign the remon strance which was presented to the council yesterday evening. The prop erty owners took this action because of the high cost of paving material at this time. The City Engineer had es timated the costs of the improvement at more than $3000. A resolution asking for the construe tion of a bridge across the tracks of the C. G. N. railroad on Morgan Oak street was introduced by Councilman Kaess. Upon his motion the City Clerk was instructed to notify the rail road to make the improvement which has been found to be of the utmost necessity. An attempt made by Coun cilman Bowman to file the resolutior failed after Councilman Kaess had of fered his substitute to the question. A collateral sewer leading through the alley west of Main street between Independence and Themis will be con structed at the cost of the property owners. A petition signed by W. H Bohnsack, Sam Sherman and other business men along Main street was read. They agreed to pay their pro portionate share of the costs of the work, and merely asked the council for the approval of the plan and the permission to connect with the main sewer. The entire alley will be re constructed after the sewer has been completed. Gordonviile News Mrs. John Gassier of St. Charles and Mrs. Spilker of St. Louis are visit ing Mrs. A. G. Hink. Harry Poe, who has been employed in the rubber factory at Akron, O., is visiting home folks. Mr. and Mrs. A. Moll of Maplewood are visiting relatives and friends here. W. A. Denecke and Wm. Winkler Jr., made a business trip to St Louis Saturday, returning home Sunday. Mrs. H. W. Bangert entertained a few of her friends Sunday evening in honor of Mrs. Spilker of St. Louis and Mrs. Gassier of St. Louis. Aug. Schoen and family of Poca hontas visited at Dr. E. R. Schoen's Sunday. Henry Gerecke left Saturday for Winnfield, Kans., to continue his studies at a theological college after spending several weeks with his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hager were de lightfully surprised Sunday, the occa sion being their thirty-first wedding anniversary. WANTED to hear from owner of good farm for sale; state cash price, full particulars. D. F. Bush, Minne apolis, Minn. The request of Robert H. Whitelaw, former City Attorney, for the salary alleged to be due him for 15 months, will be rejected if the report of the Judiciary Committee of the City Coun cil will be adopted. The committee met yesterday afternoon and decided to recommend that the council reject the request of Mr. Whitelaw. Whitelaw filed a petition with the city council several weeks ago asking that he be given $260.75 as salary for the time from Jan. 1, 1916, to April 7, 1917, the day on which his term expired. After consulting the City Counselor yesterday afternoon, the Ju diciary Committee decided to recom mend that this petition be denied. City Counselor Knehans said that the ordinance regulating the pay of the City Attorney for the last three years provides that this officer should receive only a fee, but not salary. The fee is regulated by the number of con victions obtained in city cases. In his opinion t othe Judiciary Com mittee, the City Counselor said he did not believe that Whitelaw was entitled to this money. The committee then decided to report to the council that Whitelaw's petition be refused. The ordinance which created the of fice of City Attorney, provided that he receive $500 a year. Later the amount was reduced to $200, and the latest ordinance eliminated the office from the regular city pay roll, allowing the City Attorney a fee for every case tried for violation of the city ordi nance. YOUTH WEEPS WHEN REJECTED FOR ARMY 21 Young Men Sent to Jefferson Barracks Yesterday Afternoon. Because he was rejecter! by the offi cers of the local recruiting station ves terday afternoon, Adrian Samuels, 19 years old. of Oak Ridsre. broke down and wept. He begged Sergeant O'Rouike and Private Stokes to ac cept him in spite of an injury to his arm which he received when a small boy. The officers explained to the youth that he was unfit for military service, but the patriotic youth refused to be consoled. He was still weeping when he left the office. Young Samuels, a son of J. M, Samuels, of Oak Ridge, told the Sei geant that he fractured his arm when aoout six years oin. ine arm was not properly set at the time. Samuels came over yesterday afternoon with a number of friends from Oak Ridge to join the aimy. He was the onlv one rejected. While examining the applicants Pri vate Stokes noticed that Samuels mov ed his left arm rather slowly, and aft er putting him through several exer cises, told the young man that hf could not be accepted. Young Samuel? made an effort to convince the offi cers that his arm, while a little stiff. did not cause him any trouble and beg ged to be accepted. Twenty-one young men who had been enlisted during the past few days at tne local recruiting station were sent to Jefferson Barracks .yesterday afternoon for their preliminary train ng. Of this number seven had been accepted yesterday. These were Allan Randol and Homer Aterton, both of Morley; Archie Reid and Harold V. Beal, of Oak Ridge; Ernest Anderson, of Caruthersville, and Robert Rey nolds, of Whitewater. Robert Daugherty, a son of former Prosecuting Attorney Daugherty of Scott County, was one of the young men who were enlisted yesterday. He intends to join the coast artillery. He was sent to Jefferson Earracks yes terday afternoon with the other re cruits. Archie Thompson, 17 years old, and Harry Jenkins, 17 year old, are being held at the recruiting station until the Sergeant can obtain the written per mission of the boys'- parents for the bojs to join the army. The youths applied for enlistment yesterday, but when the Sergeant learned that they were only 17 years old, he decided not to accept their applications until he ad the written consent of their par ents. Both assured the Sergeant that they had come to the Cape with the ermission of their parents. The other young men who were sent to Jefferson Barracks yesterday are: Leo McLain, Jesse Bolin, James Jones, Herbert Avey, Oscar Townsend, Jo seph Anderson, Byron Alexander, Hen ry Colmor, Noal Nevois, Albert Jacobs, Charles Speer, Herbert Probst, Luther A permanent injunction restraining Henry Kuss and his wife, Mrs. Anna Kuss, from interfering with Samuel Davis, a colored man, and his work on the farm he has rented from the couple on the Bloomfield road, was is sued yesterday by Judge Kelly of the Circuit Court in Jackson after hear ing the evidence in the trial, which consumed two days. A temporary in junction had been issued against Kuss and his wife last winter by Judge Snider of the Common Pleas Court, and the case was referred to the Cir cuit Court for further action on a change of venue. At the conclusion of the trial, Har ry E. Alexander, who represented the plaintiff, announced that he would have Kuss and his wife cited for al leged contempt of court. He said it developed during the trial yesterday that Kuss and his wife had stopped Davis' employes from working in vio lation of the temporary order of Judge Snider. Davis testified in his own behalf that he had leased the farm for period of five years, beginning in Oc tober, 1914. Last, fall, he said, the owners of the farm had a field plowed vp and destroyed his wheat. Kuss and iiis wife contended that Davis was not properly cultivating the land and for that reason they had requested him lo give up the farm so that they could operate it themselves. The divorce suit of Edward Miller against his wife, Mrs. Gladys Miller, was dismissed yesterday at the re quest of the plaintiff following the reconciliation of the couple. Miller, several months ago, filed his petition for divorce in the Common Pleas Court, alleging that his wife had as sociated with other men during the past years. The case was sent to Jackson on a change of venue, and Mrs. Miller filed a cross-bill, in which she not only repudiated the allega tions of her husband, but charged him with jealousy, mistreatment and non support. When the case was called for trir.l yesterday morning, the at torney for the plaintiff asked that the suit be dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff. The motion to quash the depositions in the case and also to dis miss the cross-bill of the defendant was sustained by the Judge. MRS. YAEGER LEFT $5,300 IN BANKS Mrs. Matilda Bremmerman given One Tenth of Estate Balance to Other Relatives The will of Mrs. Fralerica Yeager, who died last week, was filed yesterday for pronation in the Common Fleas Court by her brother, F. W. Vogt who is made the executor of the will The largest portion of the estate left by Mrs. Yeager is bequeathed to her step-daughter, Mrs. Matilda Bremmer mann, jvith whom she made her home during the last years of her life. The total of the estate is given at $5"00, representing the investments of Mrs. Yeager in the banks of the city and a note of $1500 against W. H. Hu- ters. The money is divided as follows: $1000 in the Southeast Missouri Trust Co., $800 in the First National Bank, $l.r00 in the Sturdivant Bank, $500 in the Cape Girardeau Building and Loan Association, and the above note. The estate will be increased by the accrued interest on the investments. :urs. eremmermann is to receive t- . . one-tenth as her share, and the rest is to be divided among the nieces and the brother of Mrs. Yeager. Her brother is given one-third of the money after Mrs. Bremmermann has received her share. Mrs. Anna Coffee, a niece liv ing in Galveston, Tex., also gets one third. She is the daughter of Mrs. Wilhelmina Strunk, a sister of Mrs. Yeager. The remaining three other nieces, namely, Mrs. Olga Burkhardt, Martha Fisher and Mrs. Emma Maul of St. Louis. Each one will receive one-ninth. The children of Mrs. Henrietta Ba- der. another sister of Mrs. Yeager, are excluded from any share of the es tate, "Because they are so numerous and scattered, that they could not be located," the will cites. The will was witnessed by I. Ben Miller and Fire Chief Barney G. Kraft. May, Henry Hoist. Lansing Lewis, Lester Henson,- Theodore Kipping John Buchanan, Enlil Hirsch, Oscar Si-hack. The last six are Cap boys. "Busy" Lines Mean Lost Orders F a merchant finds that customers leave his store without buying, because his clerks are too busy to wait on them he gets more clerks. If customers complain frequently that they cannot get his store by telephone because "the line is always busy" he needs more tele phones. Ordinary business judgment demands that customers shall be able to telephone to his store without annoying delays, for busy lines mean !oss of profitable business and dissatisfied customers. Every Bell Telephone is a Long Distance Station Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co. FIRE INSURANCE RATES REDUCED FIVE PER CENT Councilman Vinyard Inform ed by Inspection Bureau of General Decrease SAVINGS OF $1,500 FOR CAPE POLICY HOLDERS Rates to Apply Since January 5, Vinyard is Told Second Re duction Probable. A general reduction of five per cent on all fire insurance policiss has been granted Cape Girardeau, according to information Councilman Ben Vinyard, received yesterday from the Fire In spection Bureau in St. Louis. The new rates date back to Jan. 5. As a consequence mary policy holders will be refunded 5 per cent of the pre miums they paid on fire insurance since that time. The reduction of the rates will mean a general saving of from $1500 to $2000 every year, Mr. Vinyard said yesterday. He was responsible for the action taken by the Inspection Bureau by urging the bureau to live up to the promise the fire insurance companies had given the city sometime ago, be fore the new fire apparatus was pur chased. The enactment of an ordinance eliminating the license tax against fire insurance agents in the city, was an other factor in effecting the reduction of the fire rates. It is believed that another reduction wiU be given on fire insurance rates in the city in a short time. Several inspectors have visited the city for several weeks investigating the con ditions and fire risks in the city. They have pointed out the danger of fire by defective wiring in most all buildings of the city and have instructed many owners how to remove the defects which would result in a reduction of fire rates. Before the new fire apparatus was purchased by the city, fire insurance agents representing the large firms, promised the citizens a considerable reduction of at least 10 per cent on every hundred dollars' insurance, pro vided the city would secure a better protection against fire loss. The in spectors of the Fire Inspection Bureau, however, have added another condition upon which the reduction hinges, namely an increase of the force of the fire department. One of the inspectors called on Fire Chief Kraft two weeks ago and in spected the new apparatus. He inti mated that the Fire Inspection Bu reau would expect the city to employ at least seven firemen, before the sec ond reduction could be made which would place Cape Girardeau in the third rating class. Other improve ments such as better water service and an alarm system would have to be installed also. NEW POOR FARM IS RECOMMENDED BY GRAND JURY Grand Jurors Find Present Buildings not Adequate for Care of Inmates. ENDORSE PREVIOUS PLANS OF Wm. SCHAEFER Twenty-seven Indictments Re turned Names of Indicted are Withheld. The recommendation that a tract of land south and west of the County Farm be sold and the proceeds of the sale be used to rebuild and remodel the present County Farm buildings, was contained in the final report made yesterday afternoon by the grand jury to Circuit Judge KpIIj-. The report dealt at length with the conditions f the present buildings, and concluded that the reconstruction of the institu tion was absolutely necessary. Any action to be taken in this mat ter rests with the judges of the County Court, who can authorize the recon struction of the buildings. The mat ter was strongly advocated years ago by former County Judge William B. Schaefer, now president of the Cape Exchange Bank, but nothing was done to carry out the suggestions of Mr. Schaefer. He recently explained his idea to The Tribune and the recom mendations yesterday followed. In recent years the institution ha;: proven to be solely inadequate for in mates. The management has done everything to care for the patients and inmates as well as possible under the existing circumstances, but the condi tion of the buildings have become such that something must he done in order to further the sanitary conditions of the institution. The recommendation made by the grand jury was the result of the visit paid the institution during the session of the body. The report of the grand jury regarding the improvements on the County Farm will be forwarded to the County Court, that is expected to take some action in this matter. The final report of the grand jury was quite lengthy, relating the work done by this body. Twenty-seven true bills were returned, and the sheriff was given a number of bench war rants issued by Judge Kelly for the arrest of the persons who were in dicted. Owing to the fact that the proceedings of the grand jury are kept secret until the result is known by the arrests of the persons indicted it could not be learned against whom the bills were found. The grand jury was in session four days. The members were called into session Monday morning and were dis charged yesterday afternoon after the final report had been submitted to Judge Kelly. .