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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
Shock Absorber
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
you at least $10.00.
But don't take onr worl for
this. Have your Ford equipped
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
ROBERT IL IIASSLER, Inc. - - Indianapolisd.
Cape Girardeau, Benton, Sikeston, New Madrid.
(Continued from page one.)
Invalid Wife of Rich Farmer
Died Friday Evening In
Filthy Home.
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.
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
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
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.
Sheriff's Posse Encounters
Men in Field After Long
One Had Cape Registration Card
-Believed to Have Held Up
Cape Youth.
Russell Carbon Has Thrilling
Experience on Dutchtown
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
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
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
Public Service Commission
To be Petitioned for Pro
posed Advance.
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
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,
full stoc
D. No. 2.
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.
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.
'T'VJt."V.." Clerk of the Probate Court.

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