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the Weekly tribune and cape county herald, friday morning, july i3, 1917.
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD THE ROUGH WEATHER GETS 'EM LEG Ai NOTICES. Ercry Friday by THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY. JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE jA JUDGE ON THE CONSTITUTION. A decision delivered several years ago upon a legal question which hinged on a point of constitutionality was delivered by Justice Davis of the Supreme Court. In view of the fact that there are a number of United States Senator who believe that the Constitution should be suspended during the war, the following opinion by Justice Davis is interesting: The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circum stances. No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism, but the theory of necessity on which it is based is false; for the Govern- , ment, within the Constitution, has all the powers granted to it which are necessary to preserve its existence; as has been happily proved by the result of the great effort to throw ofT its just authority. Those who were loudest in their arc now whining about a change in the city licenses. As this is a "busi ness administration," why worry When Mayor Kage did the best he could with what he had to do with, he was condemned. Mayor Hirsch is trying to get more money than Mr. Kage had. It may be that he merely wants to beat the Allies to it, but whether he does or doesn't, let's grease the chutes and slide merrily on! The Scott County Banner, published at Morley, is one Scott County newspaper which can see the inside of editorially says: That the road bond issue is not to down with one defeat and one withdrawal, now seems rather certain. When McKibben was here he told the natives that they might as well vote for the bond issue first as last as they did not intend to quit until the issue car ried.. Now to a man who senses ny degree of independence such talk is an open insult. The first vote gave to the issue the largest vote it will receive at any time in the near future, and if Mc Kibbin enters the county again with that line of talk the fate of the bond issue will be sealed. CENSORING THE A resolution has been introduced in on the Creel Censorship Committee, zations, to explain the origin of the force to France were attacked twice This statement was issued by Mr. correspondents, who accompanied Gen. the voyage was made without seeing any enemy vessels. Senator Penrose, in presenting the resolution, stated that Mr. Creel's story described how the two submarines attacked and were driven back by Amer ican gun fire. Creel's duties are to eliminate from the rews cablegrams from Europe all that may prove dangerous to the movement of American troops, cr reveal other military secrets. Mr. Creel is not only suppressing all the news that reaches the United States, but he appears to be writing European cable grams, the facts being furnished in his own private office. This so-called censor bureau is an affront to the American press. It is merely .schoclmastering with a vengeance. Even the German newspapers, which this country hopes to "set free," arc net meddled with like the news papers in this United States. The American people want to know the whole truth about the progress of the war and they are entitled to know it. If the Americans are victori ous, the people want to hear about it, but if they encounter defeat, the American public should know that, too. Mr. Creel is giving to the metro politan newspapers "news" which he thinks the American people arc anxious to lead, and suppressing all that might be depressing. The people want to know the best ami they are entitled to hear the worst. But whether the news is good or bad, we should at least get the truth. The Creel censorship committee is serving nothing but hash. Senators who would ravish the Constitution may be applauded by some of the great newspapers, but the American people revere the Constitution next to the Bible, and ihe day of reck ning will come. THE YELLOW PERIL DANGER. The men in Congress, who have distinguished themselves by opposing the food control bill, press censorship and other pernicious measures, have been Democrats. The Republicans have accepted the role of sapsuckers and approved every measure proposed, whether good or evil. When the history of this Congress Republicans will be a blur. They have proved to be men who fly their kites each morning to see which way the wind blow:-, as Senator Stone so appro priately said. Never before were strong men more needed in Congress and seldom has there been such an overwhelming number of weaklings. Instead of taking precautions against the Japanese menace, Congress is doing just what Tokio wanted us to do. In an address to the Diet, Tuesday, Viscount Motono, the Japanese Foreign Minister, said. "We cannot forscc when the end of the struggle which has ravaged the world for three years will come, and I do not believe all difficulties will be finished with this wai. I can even affirm that the greatest difficulties will begin at the end of the war. Then we will need all our force and all our energy to establish a durable peace in the world and defend our rights and interests." That declaration was made at the conclusion of an address in which he appealed for more military strength, both on land and sea. Japan is not con tributing either men or money to the present conflict, yet it is as much al lied with Great Britain as the United States is. For what does it need more military strength, if not to oppose the United States? This is the only country which Japan has been engaged in controversy, and this is the only nation which Japan considers a foe. - If Japan plans to only begin hostilities when the present war ends, as the Japanese Premier declares, then there may be some apprehension over tho Vellnu- Peril. The lonir American coasts cannot be too well fortified. I But at present they are almost as nucTe should be used to protect the United demands that Mayor Kage be defeated the bond issue with the naked eye. It WAR NEWS. ihe United States Senate, calling up one of President Wilson's pet organi story that the American expeditionary by German submarines. Creel's committee after the American Pershing's expedition, had declared is written, the part played by the as Cupid. The first war billions j States from attaci. D?EideIpWa Evening Ecdgpr.t yrr0ir & Around the World. Chile has a yearly fruit fair. Transvaal Is producing citrus fruits. Bocas del Toro, Panama, Is to Lave an electrical plant. Canada has a lead-pencil fac tory to drive out German prod uct. Canada prohibits using Brit ish flag for advertising pur poses. Montana coal dealers nre urg ing public to buy and store coal. Parcel post service between United States and Russia Is sus pended. Now Yorkers are notified that army enlistment does not Impair civil contruct obligations. Shces, Like Their Owners, Require Periods of Rest The proper care of shoes will not only do much to extend the life of the shoe, but will also improve its appear mice, says Charlotte E. Carpenter of the Colorado Agricultural college. Keep the heels squared. A "run over" heel forces the counter out of shape and often breaks it. Avoid getting leather wet. but when wet and muddy, gently wipe off the mud instead of letting it dry on and while the leather is still wet. rub in a little warm oil. The shoe should dry slowly. Do not place it in a hot oven or on a hot radiator, as intense heat and cold are bad for leather aud especially the changes from one to the other. Shoes should be kept clean and well polished, as this prevents dirt getting into the pores and rotting the leather. It Is well for shoes to have a rest period, therefore, it is economy to ' ve at least two pair of shoes and to change the shoes often. It is also good for the shoe if one has a pair of shoo trees which can be placed iaside the shoes while they are at rest. The Gift of Organization. Before the war we used to hear a good deal about the value of the par ticular person called a business man, in the art of governance. No doubt there are more sorts of business men than the one; but during the war the business man has been given his op portunity ; and the result is not un naturally a eertain sense of disappoint ment. There Is, in fact, no mystic vir tue in business, which may mean any thing from operating on the stock ex change to selling goods across a couu ter. The quality chiefly required in administration is the gift of organiza tion, which is frequently possessed by men who know little of commerce. London Mail. We Need So Little. We need much In the flush of youth When the heart is pulsing with life's rich tide; We long for beauty anl love and truth With a hunger and thirst unsatisfied, we toil for fame and we grasp at power. Our souls are attuned to the world's mad strife. All heaven and earth seem our rightful dower For we need so much la the rush of life. We reed so little when life is done And the spirit soars from Its chrysalis- From our careless fineers. one bv one. Drop the useless treasures we shall not miss. Th? gutter of gold, the hoarded heap Of prizes and praises so hardly won. We will barter them all for a dreamless sleep For we need so life when life la done! Ida Goldsmith Morris. Busy Time. PatienceHow mnny times did he iiss you? Patrice Oh, I don't know. "Didn't you count them?" "Oh, my, no I I was too busy 1 1" DRAFT DETAILS II SEGRET WILL BE WITHHELD MINUTE. TO LAST Plan, Said to Be Very Simple, Con cealed by Order From the White House. Washington, July 12 Persistent inquiries from all parts of the country for information about the method to be followed In selecting men for the national army, caused war department officials to explain that President Wil son's determination to have absolute fairness govern the process was re sponsible for the decision to withhold announcement of the exact plan until the very eve of the drawing. The exemption regulations and al! other moves in the making of the new army have received the approval of the president personally, and the draft regulations also will some from the White House. All that is known now is that the drawing will be from serial numbers corresponding to numbers on registration cards and that it will take place in Washington, probably at the capitoi. Secretary Baker or some other high official will draw the first number and then the process of selection will be pushed forward until there is flashed J by telegraph to every community in the country the numbers of men drawn. It is understood that the sys tern planned is so simple that the work will be done in a few hours. So far only 21 states have reported to the provost general's office the com pletfon or their organization. In some of them the names and serial numbers of the men liable to draft already have been posted. The first city to report the completion of that part of her work was Kansas City. Some fear was felt at the war de partment that the delays in organiza tion might cause further postponement of the draft. It had been believed that the drawing might take place Saturday. It then became evident that It could not be held before next week and indicatiosn are that it may be the latter part of next week before every thing is ready. One of the states where there has been much confusion In organization is New York. No man- called for examination need suffer humiliation if dependents need his services more than his country needs them, or if for any other reason he ought to be exempt from military duty. Gen. Crowder explained that the man whose number Is drawn is not required individually to claim ex emption, but that, with or without his knowledge, the claim may be present ed by another. Gen. Crowder also explained that the initiative in exemption could not be taken by federal authority. DETROIT OFFICIAL VAMOOSES Treasury Official Said to Be Short $16,000 or More Defalcations Involve Others. Detroit, July 12. Anthony J. Kloka, who is alleged to have effected a shortage of more than $16,000 in the funds of the county treasurer's office, has disappeared, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Kloka was formerly a mortgage tax clerk, but he has not been seen for some time. Charles Jasnowski, prosecuting at- Sorney, announced that he will call i special session of the grand jury to avestigate this shortage and other natters. The money gone may reach the- sum of $100,000. Liberty Bonds Below Par. New York, July 12. Liberty Bonds for the second time since the issu ance, have drormed bplow nar. Thp quotations are 139.49 and $93.50. Re-1 ports of the issue of another series of j b these bonds is siren as the reason. PROPOSALS WANTED Proposals wanted for yie reconstruc tion of that part of Broadway, from the east curb line of Lorimicr street to the east curb line of Middle street, a distance of 875 feet, in the city of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned, for the City Council of the city of Cape Girardeau, Mis souri, for furnishing all material and labor and completing the work of re constructing that part of Broadway from the east curb line of Lorimicr street to the east curb line of Middle itreet, a distance of 873 feet along which the property feet subject to as sessment total 148S feet, said recon struction to consist of cleaning and brooming the present concrete base and placing thereon approximately four and one-half inches of concrete pavement, in accordance with profile, 'lans, specifications and estimate for 'he said work of improvement, now on ille in this office, and of Ordinance Xo. :XS, a general ordinance concerning .-treets, and of Ordinance Xo. 1117, au thorizing the improvement aforesaid. Bidders; to comply with the fol'ow :ng conditions when submitting their bids: Enclose certified check for $100, payable to the Mayor as a guarantee in the event they are awarded the contract they will enter into the same .-.nd give the required bond, and shall tate in their bids that the work will be commenced within ten days from the date of the award of said contract, :.nd fully completed on or before nine 'y days from said date. That on the completion of the work nd the same has been received by the ouncil, they will accept in payment herefore special tax bills to be issued gainst the abutting property, liable .proportionately therefor. That they will in no event hold the ity liable, either directly or indirectly, 'or the cost of the work or any part hereof, and when the improvement is ompkted, wi'l pay the cost of the ngineer's services, and any other cost hat may have accrued in fulfilling the ontract. Bids to be plainly endorsed: "Pro Mosal for Broadway from Loiimier treet to Middle street," and filed in his office on or before July 16, 191 it 7 o'clock p. m.. which bids will be -resented to the council at the regular 'iceting to be he'd on that date. Plans and specifications lor sai work are now on file in this office, fo inspection of prospective bidders and . tliers interested in the same. R. W. Frisscll, City Clerk. u!y 5. 11)17. PROPOSALS WANTED Propo.-als wanted for the improve lent of that part of Main street from the center line of Mil! street to the center line of Mason street, a distance f 800 feet, in the city of Cape Girar doau, Mo. Sealed proposals will be received by V12 undersigned, for the City Counci cf the city of Cape Girardeau, Mi souri, for furnishing all material an labor and completing the work of im provement of that part of Main street from the center line of Mill street to the center line of Mason street a dis tanee of 800 feet along which the P'oneilv fret subject to assessment total 1569.5 feet, said construction to consist of grading the street from property line to property line an: placing a concrete pavement thereon 24 feet in width, and constructing granitoid curbs for the entire distance, in accordance with profile, plans am specifications and estimate for the said work of improvement, now on fil in this (.fficc, and of Ordinance Xo. 958 a general ordinance concerning streets and of Ordinance Xo. 1146, authorizing the improvement aforesaid Bidders to comply with the follow ing conditions wnen suDmiiung tneir bids: Enclose certified check for $100, pay able to the Mayor as a guarantee in the event they are awarded the con tract, they will enter into the same and give the required bond; and shall state in their bonds that the work will be commenced within ten days from the date of the award of said contract. nd fully completed on or before DO davs lrom said aate. m l 1 I Tiiat on the completion of the work and the same has been received by the council, they will accept in payment therefor special tax bills to be issued against the abutting property, liable proportionately therefor. That thev will in no event hold the city liable, either directly or indirectly, for the cost of the work or any part thereof, and when the improvement, is completed, will pay the cost of the engineer's services, and any other costs that may have accrued in ful filling the contract. Bids to be plainly endorsed: "Pro posal for Main street from Mill street to Mason street, and filed in this office on or before July 16, 1917, at 7 o'clock p. pi., which- bids will be presented to the council at the regular meeting to held on that date. Plans and specincations for said CLASSIFIED AD VEBTISMKNTS FARMS FOR SALE Lf yoa &nt to buy farm land in Southeast Mis souri cheap, here U your oppor tunity. The land is filled with min eral and a fortuns in or it burled in every tract. Address C. H. O., Tk Tribune office. LOST Key-ring with keys. Return to The Tribune and receive reward. HOUSES FOR RENT OR SALE; also lots and farm lands. D. H. Harper Realty Co., Cahoon BIdg. Phone 29. O. E. MABREY U. S. MAIL CAPE to JACKSQX Leave Jackson 5:00 a. m. Leave Cape G:3() a. m. Leave Jackson 1:00 p. m Leave Cape 4:00 p: m Phone Jackson 13 Phone Cape 1270 work are now on file in this office, for inspection of prospective bidders and others interested in the same. July 3, 1917. R. W. Frisscll, City Clerk. PROPOSALS WANTED CITY COAL. By authority of resolution adopted by the City Council in regular ses sion, July 2, 1917, sealed bids will be received by the undersigned for the city of Cape Girardeau, for furnish ing the coal supply to city for use of its various departments, for the win ter of 1917. Bids to be plainly endorsed: "Bids for supplying city coal,"' and filed in this office on or before July 16, 1917, at 7 o'clock, p. m., which bids will be presented to the council at the regu lar meeting to be held on that date. R. W. Frissell, City Clerk. July 5, 1917. PROPOSALS WANTED Proposals wanted for the improve ment of the part of Main street, from the north property line of Broadway to the center line of Mill street, a dis tance of 2160 feet, in the city of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Scaled proposals will be received by the undersigned, for the City Council of the city of Cape Girardeau, Mis souri, for furnishing all material and labor and completing the work of im provement of that part of Main street from the north property line of Broad way to the center line of Mill street, a distance of 2160 feet, along which the property feet sub.ject to assessment total 3967 feet, said construction to consist of grading from gutter line to gutter line, placing a concrete pave ment thereon, and aiso the construc tion of granitoid curbs and gutters where none now exist, in accordance with profile plans, specifications and estimate for the said work of improve ment now on file in this office, and of Ordinance Xo. 958, a general ordinance concerning streets, and of Ordinance Xo. 1145, authorizing the improvement foresaid. Bidders to comply with the follow ing condition when submitting their bids: Enclose certified check for $100. pay- abl e to the Mayor, as a guarantee in the event they are awarded the con tract, they will enter into the same and give the required bond; and shall stale in their bid that the work wil be commenced within ten days from the date of the award of said contract and fully completed on or before 90 davs from said date, That on the completion of the work and the same has been received by the council, they will accept in payment therefor special tax bills to be issued against the abutting property, liable roportionately therefor. That they will in no event hold the city liable, either directly or indirectly for the cost of the work or any part thereof, and when the improvement is impleted, will pay the cost of the en gineer's services, and any other costs hat may have accrued in fulfilling the contract. Bids to be plainly endorsed: "Pro posal for Main street from Broadway to Mill street," and filed in this office on or before July 16, 1917, at 7 o'clock . m., which bids will be presented to lie council at the regular meeting to be held on that date. Plans and specifications for said ork are now on file in this office, for inspection of prospective bidders and others interested in the same. July 5, 1317. R. W. Frissell, City C 'frk FOR SALE You have heard about the discovery of iron ore in Wayne county. I have farms to sell in that county. Address "0," care the Trib- L una. LOST Black wallet containing insut ance papers. Finder please phone SOD, or call room 211 H.-H. BIdg. FOR RENT Room for single man. Apply 201 South Spanish SL FOUND Key on ring, in front of Black's garage. Owner may have same by calling at Tribune office and paying for this ad. USED FURNITURE-Call 47 Water street, or phone 258. FOR SALE Modern two-story frame house, 525 South Pacific St. WANTED Two or three neatly fur nished rooms for light housekeep ing; modern conveniences. Will pay well for nice place. Apply "100," The Tribune. FOR SALE Household goods, good condition. 229 South Middle St. FOR SALE on account of leaving the city: One large enameled gas stove, one big iee box, one kitchen cabinet, chairs and table. Onlv in use a short time. Telephone 921 and ask for Mrs. Harris. LOST Green silk umbrella, with long silver handle. Initials. "M. E. v O." on top of the handle. Finder please return to The Tribune, or telephone 1108 and receive reward. REMOVAL NOTICE Dr. H. B. Sheata, veterinarian, has i .luveu nis othce from Frederick town, Mo., and is now located at 315 S. Frederick St. at the barn of Miles-Cunningham Mule Co. Phone NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given to all cred itors and others, interested in the es tate of J. H. Doris, deceased, that I, Teritha E. Doris, administra trix of said estate intend to make final settlement thereof at the next term of the Cape Girardeau Court of Com mon Pleas of Cape Girardeau County, State of Missouri, to be held at Cape Girardeau on the 23d day of July, 1917. Teritha E. Doris, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate of Hy. C. Xcumeyer, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis souri, beginning on the 13th day of August, 1917. A. F. Neumeyer, Administrator. FINAL SETTLE3IENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate of Conrad Bierschwal, deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final settlement cf the estate of ..;.? .deceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, .Mis souri, beginning on the 13th day of August, 1917. Wm. Bartels and John Bierschwal. Executors. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate I, the undersigned, intend to make of Theodore Obermiller, deceased, that final settlement of the estate of said deceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis souri, beginning on the 13th dav of August, 1917. Lena Obermiller, Administratrix. FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate of Allen Sneed. deceased, that I, the undersigned, intend to make final ettlement of the estate of said leceased at the next term of the Pro bate Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to be held at Jackson, Mis souri, beginning on the 13th day of August, 1917. John S. Medley. A'Trr.'nV -:tor.