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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1917.
All Red Cross Subscribers are requested to make payment at once on sub scriptions now due. Mail check to or call on Miss Edna N. Wilson, Secretary Cape Girar deau Chapter, at First National Bank. D'N. STAFFORD, Chairman. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Mrs. W. C. McWilliams, wife of the Cape County farm agent, was visiting in the Cape yesterday. " The Bridge Club was entertained yesterday morning by Mrs. William Mullholland at her home on Soutn Irimier street. The guests were Mesdames A. A. Boettler and Charles I. Gregory of St. Louis, Ed Drum, Arno It. Zoelsmann, Tom Fitzpatrick, Harry Albert, W. S. Albert, Charles Himmelberger, Iska Carmack, J. C. Cairns, Julien Miller, Julien Friant, S. B. Hunter, S. T. Necly, W. Palmer Oliver, and Misses Hazel Harrison, Mary Burrough, Margaret Lowe and Marie Weber. The party was given in honor of Mrs. Gregory and Mrs. Boettler and Miss Lowe, who are visit ing their relatives and friends in the Cape. J. O. Thompson of Ursa, 111., arrived in the Cape yesterday for a several months' stay. Mr. Thompson had been ailing for some time and decided to come to the Cape in quest of better health. Alvin Cox, cashier of the First Na tional Bank of Eldorado, 111., his wife and two children, are visiting the fam ily of J. W. Flannigan. Mr. Cox and his family are returning from Arkan sas by automobile. A breakdown on the Dutchtown road forced the tourists to return to the city to have the auto mobile repaired before continuing on their journey. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Himmelberger and family departed yesterday morn ing for Maxintuckee, Ind., where they intend to spend the summer months. Major Houck went to St. Louis yes terday morning on business matters. Claude Speak returned yesterday afternoon from a business trip through the lower counties. J. S. Chapman of Illmo spent the day in the Cape on business. , M. L. Flannery went to Chaffee yes terday on business. Mrs. John Rockelmann and son, Theodore, arrived yesterday on a visit to Mrs. Rockelmann's brothers, Julius, August and William Phillips. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hoffmann are receiving congratulations on the ar rival of a son at their home yester day morning. Mrs. Sallie Peterman of Schumer Springs is a Jackson visitor today. Ed Kerstner has purchased a Dodge automobile. The funeral of Mrs. A. J. McGee, who died at her home south of this city yesterday afternoon, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning. Services will be conducted at the Methodist Church in this city, interment in the City Cemetery. Miss Norah Weltecke is back at work in the Jackson Mercantile store after an absence of five weeks. Miss Weltecke several weeks ago was op erated on for appendicitis at the Cape hospital. Alvin Penzel yesterday returned from a several days visit with his twin brother, Emil, at Poplar Bluff. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hoffman are receiving congratulations on the ad vent of a little son. Mrs. Mattie Sanford went to Egypt Mill yesterday to visit her son, Linus, and family. Mrs. Lou Williams of Williams' Creek is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. McLain. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ritter of Mexico, Mo., who have been visiting Jackson relatives, wil Ireturn to their home tomorrow. Ralph Bussell of Puxico is in town. NERMANN WILL REMAIN TEACHER FOR LUTHERANS Congregation Members De cided to Increase Teach ing Staff. RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROHIBITION OF WINE Say Amendment Will Make Use For Sacramental Purposes Impossible, CONDENSED OFFICIAL STATEMENT of SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TRUST CO. At the CIoBe of Business June 20, 1917. RESOURCES Loans and Discount $1,253,017.08 Bonds and Stocks 348,278.10 Furniture and Fixtures 0.00 Overdrafts 1,631.37 Real Estate 435.00 Due from Banks at Sight 340,098.38 Cash in Vault 49,928.08 Total - - $1,993,388.01 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $ 500.000.00 Surplus 100,000.00 Undivided Profits 8,155.48 Dividends Unpaid 723.00 Reserved for Taxes 7,500.00 Deposits 1,377,009.53 Total - - $1,993,388.01 We have paid dividends to Stockholders to the amount of $290,000.00 We have created a surplus fund of , 100,000.00 We nave no Furniture and Fixtures account. Money deposited with us is protected by a greater amount of capital and surplus than any other bank in the city or county. Joha L. HiMieUxrter, V-Prts E.J. Deal. S. B. Haaler. V-Pret Pratideat Sam'L M. Carter. Sec-Trias. M. 6. Beader. Am' Sec y Prof. F. W. Niemann, who has been the principal of the parochial school of the Trinity Lutheran Church for more than five years, will remain in the Cape following the action taken by the voting members of the congrega tion in the special meeting held last night for the purpose of considering the call tendered Trof. Niermann by the board of the Bethlehem School in St. Louis. Owing to the efficient work accomplished by Prof. Niermann in educating the children of the congre gation, it was decided to have him re tain his position in the Cape. Another teacher will be added to the staff of the school. Mr. Frazee, who taught here for several months during the past term of the school will be given a permanent position as teache in the Trinity Parochial School. With Miss Rose Niermann, daughter of thi principal of the school, the congrega tion will have three teachers to take care of the children. More than 200 children attended the school during the last term. Prof. Niermann received a call to the St. Louis school several weeks ago shortly before the term was closed, He returned to the city last Monday after attending the teachers college in St. Louis to attend the special meet ing and present his reason for desir ing to accept the change. Prof. Nier mann told the members that he want ed to leave because of the heavy work attached to his present position. This being the only reason, the members of the congregation voted to increase the teaching staff. Prof. Niermann has been principal of the Trinity Parochial School for five terms, and has proved a very effi cient educator. For that reason the congregation made every effort to re tain the teacher, and the members were willing to grant the request implied by Prof. Niemann's reason for accepting the call to St. Louis. A resolution opposing the prohibi tion of wine as provided in the food bill now pending in Congress was adopted by the members of the Trin ity Lutheran Church at a special meet ing last night. A copy of the resolu tion will be sent to Senators James Reed and William Stone and Congress man Joseph Russell asking them to oppose the adoption of the amendment which would prohibit the shipping of TOM. if ts.iftW; The members agreed that the bill would impair, and eventually make im possible, the administering of wine for sacramental purposes at the services in the church. This objection to the bill has been raised by many hierachs of the Catholic Church. MANY CHANGES IN NEW LICENSE BILL RECOMMENDED Coml Club Members Believe Utilities Co. Must Pay Higher Tax. MEETING ATTENDED BY MORE THAN HUNDRED City Light Plant Suggested Sa loon License To Remain The Same. An effort to raise the license tax of the Missouri Public Utilities Co. and Cape Bell Telephone Co. was started in the meeting of the Commercial Club last night, when Dr. J. C. Vorbeck asked that a committee be appointed to investigate the earnings of the com panies and increase their license tax in proportion to the license paid by the business houses of the city. The committee will appear before the City Council Monday night to recommend the result of its investigation. The meeting was called last night for the principal purpose of discussing the new license tax bill, which was in troduced ir. the City Council last Mon day. Many recommendations as to the increase and raise of some of the li cense tuxes were made by the mem bers of the Commercial Club. More than 100 business and professional men, all members of the club, attend ed the meeting. It was termed a joint meeting of the Commercial Club and City Council. Only two members of the City Council were found in attend ant, namely, Den Binyard and August Ruesskamp. The former remained only a few minutes. A lengthy discussion followed the reading of the section of the bill per taining to the license tax of the water and light company. Earl G. Gramling. proprietor of the St. Charles Hotel, suggested that the city erect a mu nicipal water and light plant, and be lieved that this would afford a reduc tion of the expenses for lighting and water supply. He said other cities had promoted such plants and had been successful. The new bill has increased the city's MRS. BEISWINGERT DIED IN ST. LOUIS Funeral To Be Held Today In Anna, 111 Death Caused By Pneumonia. Mrs. Ed Beisswinghert of 229 South Middle street, died Thursday morning in St. Louis of pneumonia, her rela tive sin the Cape learned yesterday. Mrs. Beisswinghert went to St. Louis three weeks ago to visit her sister-in-law, Mrs. Masse, and took sick short ly after arriving there. The body was shipped to Anna, 111., where burial will take place today. Besides her husband, Mrs. Beisswing hert is survived by one daughter, Nel- .lie, 18 years of age. Mr. Beisswing hert, who is engaged in business at Mounds, 111., left immediately for St Louis to arrange for the funeral. revenue from the Missouri ?Viblic Utilities Co. for the supply cispgas from $.T to $100 and the tax for eler trie power from $100 to $200. The revenue from the water remains at $250, making a total tax of SoSO from the utilities company. Many believed the tax to be too low and suggested that the license be increased in pro portion to the amount the company derived from the city. The license proposed for hairdress ers was opposed by the Commercial Club, and a motion was passed recom mending to the Cty Council that this tax be stricken off the new bill. This action was taken after a motion ask ing to reduce the license from $10 to 55 a year had been defeated. After a long discussion, a motion was passed to recommend a reduction of the license on the street cars. Sam Carter and President Leming pointed out the fact that the street car com pany had operated with a heavy loss and bplicved that a tax of $20 a vear for each street car was excessive. The Club finally agreed to recommend to the council that this tax be fixed at $5 a year. The license tax for pop corn ven ders was also opposed by the Commer cial Club. The members aarreed that this license should be reduced from $15, as proposed in the bill, to $5 a year. Street carnivals were hard hit bv the Commercial Club. Upon sugges tion of Mercer Wilson, a motion was passed to recommend that the license for street carnivals be raised to $150 a day instead of $23 as proposed in the bill. Considerable discussion arose over the license tax for contractors. Sev eral members were of the opinion that the tax as provided in the bill was exorbitant. Edward Kegenhardt, F. W. Keller and other contractors were vigorously opposed to the various amounts fixed by the new bill, which classifies the contractors and fixes their license in accordance to the amount of business they are expected to do in the city. According to the bill, street contrac tors are required to pay a tax of $50 a year, and other contractors, as con crete, painting and building contrac tors are assessed lower than the street contractors. Upon suggestion of Mr. Regenhardt, the Commercial Club agreed to suggest that the City Coun cil fix the license tax for general con tractors at $40 a year and have the others arranged in proportion to that amount. Mayor Hirsch ami City Counselor Knehans were the only officails pres- Goosebone Jots Down Few Notes OnDrainageCase Col. Matt Pays Respects To Bond Issue Promoters And Tells How He Escaped Eating a Pickled Mule Colt. "Well, I see by the paper that the taxpayers of this county will have to bridge the drainage ditches," moaned Col. Matt Morrison, the goosebone weather prophet, yesterday. "The world is goin' bugs at a rapid gait these days. I guess these fellers who wanted to load us down with that mil lion dollars bond issue, figgered on all the drainage ditches in the county, Take it from me, whenever you find a county votin' one of these bond is sues, you can just bet your britches that somebody is splittin' the money fifty-fifty. "Well, I guess we'll just have to sit tight in the boat and let nature take its course. If we think 4oo much about all these things, we'll find our selves in the booby hatch. "I notice that this sensation about old man See-rod has blowed over. inougnt everyDony Known tie was sleepin' with his chickens. I was up there one day, figgerin' on buyin' a cow. It wuz rainin' an cold, an' he invited me into the house to warm I pulled a chair up to a stove an' wuz warmin' when I heard a commotion over me. I looked up an' I saw about fifty chickens sittin' on a rafter. Of course, I moved. "Well, while I wuz sittin' there look m around, I noticed he had a whole shelf of meat in jars. I said: 'What you got in them jars, See-rod?' an he said: That's pickled mule colt.' "Well, I had calculated on stayin fur dinner, but when he said that, called off my engagement. But I got him to tell me how he happened to pickle the mule colt. It fell and broke a leg, so he just butchered it, pickled it and then et it. I don't look fur the war to cut his grub much. "I notice by the papers that the Al leys are still winnin' all the battles I have to laff everytime I think that as soon as the censor began working on the American newspapers, the Ger mans began to run. I doubt if the AT leys know any more about the war than we do and we don't know noth in." FRANK LAVLER CHASES MASKED MEN WITH GUN Prowlers Encountered in Rear of Lawler Home Early Monday Morning. BURGLARS LEAVE TOOLS IN MAKING GET-AWAY Believed Thugs Attempted To Burglarize Miller's Saloon And Other Places. ent at the meeting. Mr, Knehans read the bill by sections, allowing each member to suggest any change that might be found advisable. At the conclusion of the meeting, Otto Kochtitzky suggested that a com mission be appointed for the revision of the assessment of real estate prop erty m the city. He scored the meet- ng as "ridiculous." "The time will soon come when the city can derive its revenue from the taxes on real es- only," Mr. Kochtitzky said. "It ap pears absolutely ridiculous that the business men of the city should call a meeting to discuss at length the 'pet ty' licenses from which the city can derive a revenue." The saloon license was passed up by the Commercial Club. Only one mem ber suggested that the amount be raised from $600 a year to $1500 or $2000 a year, but the suggestion was not taken up by the members. Preceding the discussion of the li cense tax bill, several communications were read to the Club. The Heron Tractor Co., of Chicago, asked that the Commercial Club make arrange ments for the establishment of a branch in the Cape. A committee was appointed to investigate the matter and ordered to report at the next meeting of the Club. Two men wearing masks were frightened away from the rear of the home of Frank Lawler on South Span ish street early Monday morning, leav ing a bundle of skeleton keys and other burglar tools in the rear of the house. It is believed that the men attempted to force their way into the saloon of John L. Miller, or into the grocery store of Eugene St. Avit. L. A. Thompson, living in the house adjoining the Lawler residence, was awakened by a noise shortly after mid night and looking out of the window, saw the men in the rear of the Lawler home. He called his neighbor, who procured a shotgun and hurried into the back yard. The strangers were evidently fright ened away, for they had already left when Mr. Lawler reached the yard. The neighborhood was searched, but no traces were found of the two men. The fact that they left their tools be hind, is evidence that they were in a hurry in making their escape. All stores in the vicinity were searched, but nothing was missing from the business places. It is certain that they believed to find some money in the saloon or the store nearby. The tools found in the rear of the Lawler home were turned over to the police. The latter believe that the man were "old timers," as they were equipped with some of the finest bur glar tools ever found on a prisoner. Besides several skeleton keys, the bun dle contained three "jimuies," an in strument preferred by burglars in forsing open windows and doors. SHOE FACTORY NINE BEATEN JYNORMAL Lose First Game by Score of 13- 5 Second Game Scheduled Friday. The Normal team swamped the shoe factory nine in the first game played at Fairgrounds Park yesterday after noon before a large number of fans. The score was 13 to 5. The contest was at times fast and a demonstration , of good baseball. In several innings, however, the players fell below their usual standard, making a number of errors and allowing runs to be scored. The shoe factory boys scored all their runs in the second ini.ing on sev eral errors and three hits, one a two bagger by Esswein. After that frame the Xormal boys tightened on the de fensive and held the opponents score less, although they threatened several times to push a tally across the plate. Jenkins, who played left field for the Xormal team, was the batting hero of the day getting two triples and a single in five trips to the plate. Ess wein, who played short for the shoe factor' team, gathered in two doubles and a single out of five times at hat. Conrad started the game for the shoe factory team, but was taken out in the latter part of the game, Rnn dol taking up mound duty for his team. Thirteen hits were made off Conrad's deliveries, and three more ofT Randol. Ray, who started for the Xormal, and Bald ridge allowed the opponents only eight hits, which, coupled with several errors, netted the team five runs. Guy Baynham, the Capahas shortstop, um pired the game. Another contest will he played Fri day and probably Saturday afternoon. Coach Courleaux of the Xormal said last night he would try to book a number of other games with the shoe factory team during the reason. The box score: Shoe Factory. OTTO WULFERS DIES AFTERSHORTILLNESS Was Operated- Upon Yesterday Afternoon Siccumbs at Midnight. Esswein, ss j; Young, 2b 5 Cropp. ,5b v4 Oxford, lb 5 Romeo, cf 4 Buchbauer, If 4 Brinkman, c Harper, cf ; Huhn, rf Conrad, p Randolp, p AB R If Normal. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 i) 0 0 E I o 0 ) 1 0 () 0 0 0 s : Following an operation for gall Btones at St. Francis Hospital Otto Wulfers died at 11:0 o'clock last night. The funeral will be held Thurs day morning with services at St Mary's Catholic Church. The body will be interred at St. Mary's Cemetery He was a member of the Western Catholic Union Mr. Wulfers, who was 51 years old, was bom in Oldenburg, Germany, and came to the united Mates when a young man. He made his home with his brother, Charles H. Wulfers, who lives on the Jackson road. He was not married. Besides his brother with whom he lived, Mr. Wulfers leaves four broth ers, Anton, Henry, Gerhard and Gott fried, and one sister, Miss Margaret Wulfers, all living in Germany. Last Wednesday morning Mr. Wul fers felt the first effects of his illness and consulted a physician. While in the latter's office he became so weak that he had to be taken home in his brother's automobile. The examination of the physician revealed that he was suffering from gall stones. The physician advised his patient to return home and remain in bed, as he found him in a serious condition. Mr. Wulfers' condition gradually grew AB U II K Jenkins, If rt j 0 Brooks, ss r 0 Baldiidge, lb. p r 1 1 0 Wilson, 2b, lb 5 1 1 Chaney, rf, c 5 . 2 O Smith, cf ; () y Gillis, c n 2 1 O Jeffires, .lb 4 1 2 1 Simmons, Hb 1 0 ) I Schultz. rf, 2b 1 1 1 Cline, rf 2 0 0 0 1 42 13 If, r, CLUB PROMOTERS WILL MEET TODAY Country Club Enthusiasts Cal.'ed Together by A. M. Tinsley. The first definite plans to establish the Country Club on the College Farm north of the city will be made in a meeting at the Commercial Club this morning, when several business men who are interested in the enterprise, will confer with Henry Wright, the architect from St. Louis, to devise the most feasible plans for the arrantre- ment of the club grounds. The meeting was called by A. M. worse, and the physician suggested ( T'nstey. general manager of the Mis- that he undergo an operation. Mr, Wulfers was taken to the hospital yes terday noon ana tne operation was performed immediately after his ar rival. He is 51 years old. and is one 'of the best known farmers of Cape County. The funeral will be held under the direction of the Walther Bros.' Under taking Co. CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Use For Over SO Ycsrs Always bears UM Ggnatur of souri Public Utilities Co., the origina tor of the plan. It is proposed to pur chase a tract of 10.1 acres of the Col lege Farm and lay out part of the tract for golf links and other outdoor sports for the members of the club. Several prominent men of the city, as D'Neftn Stafford, George Meyer. Charles fTarrison, Henry Nussbaum. Charles Stehr, Dr. W. E. Yount and others have lent their support to the enterprise. Mr. Wright, who has laid 'out sev eral country clubs near St. Louis, 9aid yesterday that the grounds of the Col lege Farm were ideal for the purpose for which they were selected. He said he believed it would be an ideal resi dence district and predicted it the fu ture suburb of the city.