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" THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD,
FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1917. CRT pStfn UDSU a,C20.B!iaCQ gsdqcJb j take the weight of the car body and the passengers off the axles and put it on IIASSLER. SHOCK ABSORBERS. .Then every jolt will be changed into a quiet, restrained, smooth, springy motion. You will ride along in comfort the same as if you had a car costing as high tu $000.00. At the same time that the For FORD Can (PBS!! Shock Absorber For FORD Can lakes the strain off of yon. It also takes the strain off the car itself. Instead of ruts and "Ihank-you-ma'ams" jarring every part of the car and wearing the tires, the entire car is protected as if running on cushions. By actual tests this means a saving in main tenance of at least a third so thr.t if your present cost averaprs $.10.00 per vear. the IIASSLER SHOCK ABSORBER will save you at least $10.00. But don't take onr worl for this. Have your Ford equipped with IIASSLER SHOCK AB SORBERS at our risk. If after ten days you want to take them off and go along as before, we'll take theia back without a word. And if you keep them, as you will, we guarantee that they will give you perfect service and we T. iil replace any part that proves defective within a ycar.y 0 ROBERT IL IIASSLER, Inc. - - Indianapolisd. DISTRIBUTED BY "FORD" GROVES Cape Girardeau, Benton, Sikeston, New Madrid. REQUIREMENTS FOR ARMY ANNOUNCED (Continued from page one.) MR S. ZIERATH IS DEAD FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS Invalid Wife of Rich Farmer Died Friday Evening In Filthy Home. SEVERAL PHYSICIANS CALLED AT LAST HOUR Funeral Will Be Held This After noonNeglected by Husband During Illness. Mrs. Carolina Zierath. the invalid wife of Theodore Zicrath, died at her home Friday evening about 6 o'clock, after a three years' illness, during which .-.he was kept in the most filth iest condition ever found in a home, according to several women of the Cape, who visited Mrs. Zierath during her illness, and attempted to remove the invalid woman from the squalid conditions, in which she was kept by her husband. The funeral will be held this after noon, and the body will be buried in the cemetery near the Zierath home.! Herman Zierath, only son of the cou ple, came to the Cape yscterday morn ing to make the arrangements for the j funeral which will be held under the direction of the Brinkopf Undertaking Co.. from which the casket was pur chased by the son. Mrs. Zierath, who was 73 years old, suffered a paralytic stroke about three years ago, and since then has been totally unable to care for herself. Her husband, perhaps the wealthiest farm er in Cape County, has kept his wife during her lingering illness in the most unsanitary and most squalid con ditions ever found in a home. Only one son, Herman, and the hus band survive. The only daughter of the couple, Mrs. Louhicnne, died sev eral years ago, and was buried in the cemetery on th efarm of her parents. Her husband, Eudibe Louhienne, who lived near McClure, 111., left all his property to a local bank two years ago. Four weeks ago several women from the Cape visited the Zierath home to purchase some cherries and found Mrs. Zierath in a semi-conscious condition suffering from the effes of the para lytic stroke of thre eyears ago. She was lying on a bundle of old rags, clad only in a filthy gown. The aged woman was hardly able to utter a word, but expressed a desire of being taken to a hospital, where she would receive better treatment. In quiries from the neighbors by the vis itor. -t-u ii t Mu lit lath had j been kept in these conditions ever since she was an invalid. At the request of the women, Prose cuting Attorney Caruthers and Dr. J. W. Berry, who had treated Mrs. Zie rath some time before, went to the home and attempted to persuade the husband to have his wife removed to St. Francis' Hospital. At first he de clined to listen to their suggestions, and maintained he took care of his wife as well as he could. It was learn ed by the visitors, however, that the husband frequently left the house ear ly in the morning and did not return till late in the evening leaving his in valid wife without any attention and food during the day. Shortly after his visit to the Zie rath home, Prosecuting Attorney Ca ruthers summoned the husband to his office and exacted the promise that he would take better care of his wife in the future. It has been learned since that he failed to keep his word, but continued to neglect his wife -in the usual way. Mrs. L. M. Wiley and Mrs. Fred Miller, the two womer f rom the Cape, who attempted to secure medical treat ment for the invalid woman, laid the matter lefore Attorney Orren Wilson, requesting him to institute some court proceedings by which the husband could be forced to give his wife med ical attention and better care. Herman Zierath, the son, called up on Mr. Wilson several times, but he, too, failed to better his mother's liv ing conditions. He said his father would not permit him to remove his mother from the house, as he intended to do. During the earlier part of the week, Mrs. Zierath began to weaken and elapsed into unconsciousness. Dr. Mil ler was called from Egypt Mills, but found there was no hope for her re covery. At his suggestion, Mrs. Her man Zierath, daughter-in-law, remain ed at the home to take care of the dying woman. Last Wednesday Dr. John D. For terfield Jr., of the Cape was called to the Zierath home, and he, too, found that nothing could be done for the in valid woman. SAVES THE BACON" Mr. Isaac Cantrell, R. No. 2, Terre Haute, Ind., writes "My experience with B. A. Thomas' Hog Powder, is that it has given good results in help ing those that were sick and keeping hose that were not sick. It does all that you claim for it. I would not have had a sick hog if I had used it sooner." F. F. BRAUX & BROS. RUB-rjlY-TISr.1 Will Are Rheumarismf Neu ralgia, Headaches, Cramps. Coli Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old Sores? Tetter, Ring-Worm,EcJ zema, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, used internally or externally. 25c to it that they keep at their work. To this end a corps of experts has be gun to make a list of industrial ac tivities essential as backstops of the armies in the field. From official sources it is learned the list probably will name farmers as a general class, miners, men en gaged in shipbuilding, munitions work ers of all classes and every branch of industry that aids directly or indirect ly in maintaining the military forces. Exemption for these men is, how ever, not absolute. Every man must appear before the exemption board. Only after proving to the board that he is "indispensable" to the continu ance of that particular business and cannot be replaced by another man. Under the draft regulations each exemption board must investigate existing conditions of the industry it its district. With the aid of Presi dent Wilson's list exemptions will be made with the least possible drain up on the industrial situation. On the district boards now being formed there will be one representa tive of labor, industry and agriculture. The boards of the majority of States are complete today. Affidavits from employers will form pai-t of the evidence that must be sub mitted to the claimer of exemption to prove that he is "indispensable." Pictures Life In Trenches To Large Crowd (Continued Ttom page 1) to say," Capt. Vickers remarked, "not a prisoner was taken." That was one of the several occasions when the hor rible brutalities of the Germans were fresh in the minds of the allied sol diers. Capt. Vickers, who was a minister in this country prior to the war, told his story in a graphic and pleasing manner, bringing forth long applause from his audience from time to time, especially when touching upon the as sistance the allies received from the United States, expecting to crush th-' German autocracy and repelling the German troops back into their own territory and restoring a world-wid'; peace by inflicting a disastrous defeat upon the Kaiser and his military forces. The evening address was delivered by ex-Governor Malcom B. Patterson, who spoke on "The Mind of a Xation." The Cambridge Players will be the attractive feature of this afternoon's program. The troupe, which has gain ed a national reputation for presenting short sketches. Miss Belle Kearney, who recently returned from Europe, will speak In the afternoon on "Europe in War times." Miss Kearney is fully familiar with the conditions in Europe and will present to her audience the experience she obtained during her tour through the European countries and the effect the present war has upon the different nations not at war. Th ccvening program will be ren dered by the Cambridge Players, who will present "The Players," one of the best sketches of their repertoire. BANDIT KILLED, TWO WOUNDED INPOPLARBLUFF Sheriff's Posse Encounters Men in Field After Long Search. SOUGHT FOR MURDER OF BOY IN ILLINOIS One Had Cape Registration Card -Believed to Have Held Up Cape Youth. AUTO OVERTURNS; DRIVER UNINJURED Russell Carbon Has Thrilling Experience on Dutchtown Road. An automobile driven by Russell Carbon, an employe of the Southeast Missouri Foundry Co., was overturned on the Dutchtown road yesterday even ing throwing the driver into the field. He escaped, however, with a few bruises. The automobile was so badly damaged it had to be hauled in on an other car. Carbon was coming toward the city w hen the accident happened. Just be fore he reached the foot of the Benton Hill he lost control of the machine and before he could apply the emergency brake the car ran off the road into a field. The driver attributed the accident to the failure of the steering rod to work properly. He said the rod began, to slip, when he attempted to turn the machine to the side, causing the car to run off the road. The car was turned over several times. The driver was thrown clear of the machine before it turned over the first time, and beyond a few bruis es escaped injury. Special to The Tribune: Poplar Bluff, Mo., July 7. Elmer Swain was killed and Wiley Zachery and George Green, desperate charac ters of Marion, 111.," were wounded in a thrilling encounter with the police and a sheriff's posse this forenoon near this city, when they attempted to resist the officers, who had come upon them in their camp between the Frisco and Missouri Pacific tracks, a short distance from this city. The wounded men were taken back to the city, where their wounds were dressed, and placed in jail. to be taken back to Herrin, 111., where they are wanted on a charge of beating a boy to death and holding up a bank. The trio had been here for several days. Friday morning the deputy sheriff arrived from Williamson Coun ty, 111., and asked for the arrest of the three. They were located that even ing, but escaped and left the city. In the morning a posse was formed by the Butler County sheriff to search for the men. At a point just outside the city, where the tracks of the Frisco and the Missouri Pacific are parallel, the posse ran upon the trio. Before they realiz ed that they were surrounded, Assist ant Chief of Police Nance stepped from behind a bush and ordered the men to throw up their hands. The men sprang to their feet and made an effort to reach for their guns, but before they could shoot, the police and the po.-:-t opened fire. Swain ran ibout GO ff.n and dropped. He was shot several times. The other two at tempted to cape, but were brought to ap i -) by th; bullets of another sec tion of the v -;se, hiding nearby, and surrendered. Hoth were shot. Tr.e-ry admitted that they had intend ed to give bvittle when ordered to throw up their hands. Zachery remark- ! io t'.o oilers after he had been ai'iure'l: "If I had not dropped my gur, you surely would have had to boil some lead to get me. I would rather be where Swain is now. It's all over with him, but with us it is just started." The trio have been sought for near ly two weeks on a charge of slaying a lad near Herrin. It is said they ap proached a pond where a crowd of boys were bathing, and for pastime, to hear one of the youngsters cry, began to beat him. An older boy resisted the villains and as a result was beaten to death by the men. The sheriff of Williamson County early this week received information that the men had crossed the river and had been seen in Cape Girardeau. He sent his deputy and son to investi gate. The trail led the officers to Southeast Missouri, and gave them a more definite clew, when the deputy arrived here. His son, however, search ed Scott and Stoddard counties, where the men were reported to have been seen earlier during the week. All three were heavily armed with revolvers and had several rounds of ammunition. Green had a registra tion card, which was issued in Cape Girardeau, while no evidence was found on the other two to show that they had registered, although they ad mitted that they were within the age limit. The two captives declared they were willing to return to Illinois without requisition papers. They will be taken back Sunday morning escorted by the deputy sheriff and his son. The latter, who has been in Cape Girardeau for the past two days, is expected to meet his father to help take the prisoners back to Herrin. According to the deputy sheriff, the men are the most desperate characters ever encountered in Williamson County. Two men, believed to be the same bandits caught near Poplar Bluff, are believed to be the men who held up John Kitchel, an employe of the .Cape Handle factory last Tuesday evening, as he was walking along the tracks of the Frisco in South Cape. He was robbed of several dollars. Young Kitchell told Policeman Groce he was met by two men near the intersection of the Frisco and Cape UTILITIES WILL ASK 25 PER CENT RATE INCREASE Public Service Commission To be Petitioned for Pro posed Advance. CAPE GIRARDEAU RATES ALSO TO BE AFFECTED Small Companies Face Ruin Be cause of High Cost, President Wurdack Sajs. Special to The Tribune. St. Louis, Mo., July 11. A general increase of rates of 25 per cent for water, gas and electric supply will be asked of the Public Service Com mission by the Missouri Association of Public Utilities, comprising every electric, gas and water company in the State, according to the information obtained from Hugo Wurdack, presi dent of the Light and Development Co., of St. Louis, and president of the Missouri Public Utilities Co. of Cape Girardeau. Traction companies also represented in the association will join the request of the Missouri Association of Pub ic Utilities for an increase of their rates for the supply of public utilities, but not for their fares. The decision may be reached later. The increase of rates is based upon the contention that the price for all material and for coal has increased considerably during the past year, and in some instances had been raised 500 per cent. Labor also has advanced luring that time, the- officers of the association say. Supplies used by electric, gas, water and traction companies have advanced in price since the beginning of the war rom 150 per cent to 500 per cent, and abor generally has risen 25 per cent to T.O per cent, it is pointed out. The position of the majority of smaller companies throughout the State, there fore, is said to be such that unless relief is afforded without delay they will not be able to continue in busi ness. The Public Service Commission will be asl-cd to grant the increase as an emergency measure, retaining tne right to cancel the concession imme diately it is satisfied that conditions lave reverted to those prevaling be fore the war, when the present rates were fixed. Cast iron pipe, largely used by the companies, has increased from $10.50 to $72 a ton. Wurdack said. Lead for water pipes, is 3ai cents to 13 cents a pound higher. Coal is $1.25 to $2.75 and $3 a ton at the mine, cost of trans portation also being increased. Field and gas oil has risen in cost about 125 per cen. 'The companies," Wurdack said, "are only going to ask the commis sion for a sufficient increase to 'get by.' There is no thought of dividends but the association is faced with the absolute necessity of obtaining some ncrcase on rates to meet the increas ing cost of supplies. Many smaller companies will go out of business if they are unable to obtain relief. The increase, if granted, will take effect mmediately but will only continue so ong as markets remain in their pres ent inflated condition." TELEPHONE SALESMANSHIP WELL planned telephone sale manship means a larger and more profitable bus iness to the merchant. The telephone call of the customer is the sales man's opportunity. When a customer visits a store in person many articles in stock create a de sire to buy. When the call is made by telephone, the good telephone salesman never fails to tell the customer about some of these attractive offerings. By impresing each employee with the importance not only of promptness and courtesy in answering telephone calls but of tactful telephone salesmanship, the merchant never fails to increase his trade and to please his patrons Every Bell Telephone is a Long Distance Station Cape Girardeau Eell Telephone Co. No. 668 This ia a prescription prepared especially for MALARIA or CHILLS 6. FEVER. Five or six doses wi'l break er.y case, anJ if taken then as tonic the Fever will net return. It aco on the liver better than Calouel and does not gripe cr sicken. 25c FLIES NEVER BOTHER in the summer flies worry an ani mal. Get a bottle of Farris' Healing Remedy costs but 50c makes a pint worth $2.00. Apply it to the wound. Flies will not bother it. Get it today. You may need it tomorrow. We sell it. F. F. BRAUX & BROS. FIN AL SETTLEMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all credit ors and others interested in the estate of Mahala C. Steams, 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 13lh day of August, 1917. David Seabaugh, Administrator. FOR SAL full stoc D. No. 2. THE HEN THAT LAYS is the hen that pays. If she does not ay, kill her, but before you kill her give her B. A. Thomas' Poultry Rem edy twice a day for a week, and then ou will not kill her for she will be paying you a profit. It not only makes hens lav but it is a remedy for Chol era, Roup and Gapes. We guarantee t to cure or we refund your money. F. F. BRAUX & BROS. Girardeau Northern tracks late Tues day evening. While one pressed a gun against his stomach and ordered him to throw- up his hands, the other went through his pockets and took all the money he had. They ordered him to run and not to turn around. The description the police have of these highwaymen tallies with that of Swain and Green, Chief Whitener said, and for that rea son he believes that they are the rob bers who held up Young Kitchel. The fact that Green had a registra tion card from the Cape in his pos session has led the police to the be- ief that he and the other two men were in the Cape for several weeks. Chief Whitener said yesterday he was convinced that the many robberies committed in the city during the past few weeks could be traced to the trio caught in Poplar Bluff. Probate Court Docket Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Probate Court, August 13, 1917. Monday, August 13, 1917. Bailly, John, admr. August Jaeger, deceased. Bcardslee, Thos. J., gdn. Charles F. Gibbs, minor. Braun, John, gdn. Anton J. Grothoff, minor. Bartels, Wm. and John Bierschwal, executors Conrad Bierschwal, deceased. Brakebusch, Henry, admr. C. C. Smith, d'-ceased. Blattner, Chas., admr. Louisa Ristig, deceased. Drum, Thos. B.. trustee Mary Dram, cripple. L'avis, Watson, gdn. John Watson Davis, minor. Davis, Mary L., gdn. Stewart Prather, minor. Deimund, Chas. P., gdn. Minnie Deimund, minor. Tuesday, August II, 1917. Daume, Martin, gdn. Ida Daume, minor. Eggers, Annie, gdn. Selma, Marie, Faulinc Eggcrs, minor. Edwards, Emma, gdn. Leo and Sam A. Stewart, minors. Hager, Philip, gdn. Own Minor Children. Hinton, II. H. gdn. Simmons Minors. Hinton, H. H. gdn. Hillemann Minors. Hitt, R. A., gdn. Grace Brown, insane. Heider, Louisa, gdn. Alvin Kaminsky, minor. Howard, Nettie, gdn. Bessie E. and Benj. H. Howard, minors. Jaeger, Chas. B., admf. John Clippard, deceased. Wednesday, August 13. 1917. Kaufmann, Otto and Albert, executors George Kaufmann, deceased. Keller, Marie, admx. Fritz, deceased. Kinder, Robt., gdn., Own Minor Children. Litzelfelner, Camelia V., gdn. Own Minor Children. Litzelfelner, Harry, gdn. Johnson Minors. Looney, Albert, T., gdn. Carrie I. McCullough, minor. Martin, Rosie, gdn. Martin Minors. Medley, John S., gdn. Robert Moore, minor. Medley, John S., admr. Allen Sneed, dceascd. Morton, Guy E., gdn. Lulu Morton, minor. Mueller, G. H., gdn. Mueller Minors. -r-7 Thursday, August 16, 1917. Miller, Q. O., gdn. Geo. D. and Beulah Stone, minors. Macke Henry W., executor Henry P. Ahrens, deceased. Neumeyer, A. F., admr., Hy. C. Ncumeyer, deceased. Oberheide, F. Wm., gdn. Anna Macke, insane. Oberheide, F. Wm., gdn. Chas. Zinn, insane. Oberheide, F. Wm.. gdn. Foster Minors. Obermiller, Lena, admx. Eugene Obermillcr, deceased. Poinsett, A. E., gdn. Allmon Minors. Reynolds, James H. and Robt. E., executors Dudley Reynolds, deceased. Sander Wm. G., gdn. Leo R. Sander, minor. Friday, August 17, 1917. Scott, Thos. D., gdn. Franklin Howard, minor. Schwab, Ben H., admr., Benedict Schwab, deceased. Schoen, E. G., executor, Mary Myer, dceased. Seabaugh, Wm. H., gdn. Phillips Mirors. Spradling, Mrs. Kate, gdn. Byrne Minors. Seabaugh Joseph M., gdn. Seabaugh Minors. Seabaugh, David, admr., Mahala C. Stearns, deceased. Schaefer, Wm. B., executor Marie Schaefer, deceased. Short, Alice, J., gdn. John N. Short, insane. Tuschoff, Richard F., gdn. Celia J. Tuschoff, minor. Welker, James B., gdn. Raymond C. Welker, minor. Wilkerson, L. M., admr. R. P. Wilkinson, deceased. W. C. HAYS. 'T'VJt."V.." Clerk of the Probate Court.