THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1917.
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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
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
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
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
Mrs. Sallie Peterman of Schumer
Springs is a Jackson visitor today.
Ed Kerstner has purchased a Dodge
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
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
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,
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
Ralph Bussell of Puxico is in town.
Congregation Members De
cided to Increase Teach
PROHIBITION OF WINE
Say Amendment Will Make Use
For Sacramental Purposes
CONDENSED OFFICIAL STATEMENT
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TRUST CO.
At the CIoBe of Business June 20, 1917.
Loans and Discount $1,253,017.08
Bonds and Stocks 348,278.10
Furniture and Fixtures 0.00
Real Estate 435.00
Due from Banks at Sight 340,098.38
Cash in Vault 49,928.08
Total - - $1,993,388.01
Capital Stock $ 500.000.00
Undivided Profits 8,155.48
Dividends Unpaid 723.00
Reserved for Taxes 7,500.00
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
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
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
Coml Club Members Believe
Utilities Co. Must Pay
MEETING ATTENDED BY
MORE THAN HUNDRED
City Light Plant Suggested Sa
loon License To Remain
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
The new bill has increased the city's
DIED IN ST. LOUIS
Funeral To Be Held Today In
Anna, 111 Death Caused By
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
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
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
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
Mayor Hirsch ami City Counselor
Knehans were the only officails pres-
Down Few Notes
Col. Matt Pays Respects To
Bond Issue Promoters And
Tells How He Escaped
Eating a Pickled Mule
"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
"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
MEN WITH GUN
Prowlers Encountered in
Rear of Lawler Home Early
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
Lose First Game by Score of 13-
5 Second Game Scheduled
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:
OTTO WULFERS DIES
Was Operated- Upon Yesterday
Afternoon Siccumbs at
Esswein, ss j;
Young, 2b 5
Cropp. ,5b v4
Oxford, lb 5
Romeo, cf 4
Buchbauer, If 4
Harper, cf ;
AB R If
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
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
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,
WILL MEET TODAY
Country Club Enthusiasts Cal.'ed
Together by A. M.
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
The funeral will be held under the
direction of the Walther Bros.' Under
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over SO Ycsrs
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
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.
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