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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY JIERALD. FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE 1ND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD Every Friday by CAPS GIBAEDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY. JAMES P. WHITESIDH Editor. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE REDUCE THE PRICE OF COAL. Attorney General McAllister has gone to Washington to attempt to con nci Mr. Garfield, the coal administrator, that the price fixed for" coal by flift government discriminates in favor of the big interests and against the people. He has found through a searching investigation that the coal oper ators are earning exorbitant interest on their investment. Mr. McAMister has made a determined fight to convince the government that the coal rate should be lowered, and the Missouri fuel administra tor agrees that the Attorney General's attitude is absolutely justified. Just before leaving St. Louis for Washington, Mr. McAllister said: "The railroads and other large industries are securing their coal supply at reasonable prices and the profit per ton for the producers vnder most of these contracts is quite small, being generally about 10 per cent, or from 13 to 16 cents. "On the other hand, the evidence here submitted shows that the small consumer, who is compelled to purchase at the prices fixed by the government, pays a much Higher price and a much larger profit to the operators. "If the excessive charges in the cost sheets of the Missouri and Southeastern Kansas operators are eliminated, or reduced to a rea sonable basis, the tables submitted show these operators and those in the Southern Illinois field are enjoying clear profits from 60 to 90 cents on the ton. 'Tor an operator producing as much as from 75,000 to 100,000 tons of coal annually 25 per cent profit will be found to return very gen erous dividends on the actual investment. "While mines of smaller capacity may need a slightly higher prof it per ton to pay reasonable dividends, upon the whole I believe that it is evident that the present mine prices prevailing are from 40 to 60 cents per ton higher than is necessary to enable the operators to profitably operate their mines. "The operators insist that an increase in wages to the miners cre ates unsettled conditions, with consequent diminished production, and in figuring the actual cost of an advance in wages to the miners they Include an item of several cents per ton for "impaired efficiency." "I belipve that excessive ttrof its allowed the oberatofs create a J somewhat similar condition. "If the miners understand that the operators are enjoying large profits they become restless, asserting that the operators are able to pay increased wages; a demand therefore follows and finally a strike resultB. "I am convinced that a reduction in the price of coal at the mines to a profit basis which is reasonable and just to the operators, but not ' beyond that, will result in more settled conditions and a larger pro duction of coal." As Mr. McAllister has the figures to substanitate his statements, we fcelieTe ttje government should hee4 his warning. If the railroads can tuy cheap coal, the consumers should be given the same privilege. Gen. McAllister is fighting for the people and he should be successful. - DO YOUR SHOPPING EARLY. Do your Christmas shopping early should be the slogan this year, and it should be practiced as well as preached. Many holiday remembrances will go to the American soldiers in Europe this year, and it is especially important that these be placed in the mails as early as possible. The gov ernment has requested that packages destined for Europe be deposited in the mails this month to insure prompt delivery. The Postmaster-General has issued a message to persons sending pres ents to Europe, which should not be forgotten when Christmas gifts are placed in the mail. He says: The department is advised that there are being received at Hobo ken, N. J., many packages for transportation and delivery by the War Department which are inclosed in cardboard" boxes instead of in wooden boxes with hinged or screw tops as required by the War De partment regulations, which are stated in detail in the notice of this department dated October 27, 1917. As the War Department can not forward parcels which fail to com ply with said regulations, postmasters are enjoined to sec to it that no parcel addressed "care of Commanding General, Hoboken, New Jer sey is accepted for mailing unless it is inclosed in a wood en box with not exceeding 20 pounds in weight for the en tire package, the box to measure not to exceed 2 cubic feet in volume, to be well strapped and to have a hinged or screwed top to facilitate opening and inspection. As previously stated, parcels for transportation and delivery di rect through the Postal Service arc limited to 7 pounds in weight. Such parcels must be acccepted by postmasters if securely packed in accordance with the postal regulation:-, there being no require' went for the use of the wooden boxes for such parcels. The distance paicels are compelle.l to travel before they reach Euro pean soil makes it imperative that they are mailed early. But early shopping should not be confined to those who buy Yuletide remembrances for soldiers in France. It is important that all shopping be made earlv this year. The various cantonments will receive their quota of gifts. Every soldier will be remembered and ranv of them often. That all postoTfices will suffer from congestion is to be expected. But the public should help the postal em ployes as much as possible. By fcuying your out-of-town presents early and depositing them in the mails when you make your purchase, you will not chly insure promptness in delivery' but you will assist in preventing con g3tion during the holidays. It is to be expected that many people will naturally shop early this year in order that all gifts may reach their destinations before Christmas. This fact makes it highly important that all shopping be done early. Those who buy tarly will get the pick of the holiday goods, and those who remain until the last lays before Christmas will find that those who shopped early got the best that was to be had. The latest Russian dance is called the "Bolsheviki-Troisky." We imag' ine Eerensky is more interested in the latest Slavish gallop. SECRETARY WILSON'S WARNING Lrd Northcliffe, the noted London publisher, who has just returned to England after a stay of five months in the United States, says bread is "ckeaper in London than it is in New York City. . This statement will not be contradicted by those who consume bread in the United States. Lord Northcliffe might have added that Tneat is shipped to London also and sold at' cheaper prices than it can be bought in any rky i the United States. ' Secretary of Labor in President Wilson's Cabinet gave the reason for this discrimination in a speech in Los Angeles, Cah, last Tuesday. He ichargtd that capital was not contributing its bit to the war, but was us ing the. war as an excuse to double its profits. Secretary Wilson told a solemn truth when he said if the American workingman's son can go. to the trenches and offer his life for his country, the money "barons who remain at home should be willing to contribute a part of their war profits to their country. A Chicago newspaper a few days ago called attention to the fact that in London, 3000 miles away from the Chicago packing house district, pork retailed at 27 cents a pound, and in New York, one thousand miles f rozn Chicago, it old for 15 cents a. pound. If Chicego meat ran be retailed m RESOLUTION. yet they claim seats in the Amen corner of American patriotism. When Con gress reconvenes next month, it ought to copy England and enact a law levying an '80 per cent tax on war profits. The industries that thrive on war should be made to help make comfort for those who must do the fight ing. London at 27 cents a pound, it u b gold in Nw York or Cap Girardeau for &e same Hum. ' In interest which are discriminating against Americans in the price of' resolution declaring it necessary meat and bread are the men whom Secretary Wilson condemned in his Cali- ;to improve that part of Normal ave fornia speech. Some of Ihe captains of industry belong to He slacker class, inue from the west gutter line or Pa cific street to the east gutter line of I Henderson avenue in he city and coun ty of Cape Girardeau, state of Mis jsouri, a distance of approximately 1078 ;fee't along which the property feet 'subject to assessment totals 2084 feet Be it resolved by the council of the Icity of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as follows: ! That the council deems it to be nec cssary to improve that part of Normal ! avenue from the west gutter line of j Pacific street to the east gutter line of Henderson aenue, a distance of approximately 1078 feet along the property feet subject to assessment approximately -2084 feet. The j A'idth of said Normal avenue between i .INADEQUATE RAIROAD SERVICE. Railroads throughout the country have employed press agent3 to keep the newspapers posted on what the railroads are doing to help win the war. The railroads may feel like congratulations are in crder, but the pub lic hardly feels justified in removing its hat in salutation. No doubt the railroads are establishing new records in moving freight but they are also doubling their net earnings, which is the prime object of their activity. As a matter of fact, the railroads were unprepared when the present emergency arose. They had permitted their rolling stock to deteriorate in an effort to convince the country that they were entitled to advance rates. If the railroads had not been used during the past twenty years to promote j . i me semsn interests ot graining oiiiciais, tney would have been equal to tne emergency caused by the war. The railroads have aided the government in transporting soldiers, but jPrPCTty line3 is one hundred and fif- the various communities have suffeied as the result There are few cities fn the-Jiation that are not shoit of coal and other necessities, due to the inability of the railroads to handle the business. Had the railroads kept their equipment up instead of permitting it to deteriorate they would have been able to take care of the business of the government and at the same time render efficient service to the general public. Therefore, it behooves the railroads to dismiss their press agents and furnish service. When these corporations have earned the applause of the suffering public they will get it, but kind words now are as bitter as the jaice of hemlock. Classified Advertising TELEPHONE No. 2 One cent a word for one insertion. Two cents for three days and three cents a word for a week. By the month teD cents for each word Display advertisements in this column will cost double the um:1 rate. No advertisement accepted for less than ten cents. CAPE GIRARDEAU'S PATRIOTISM. Since the United States entered the war Cape Girardeau county has contributed a total of $775,000, including' that sum invested in Liberty Bonds. If every county in the State, outside of the large cities, had kept pace with the people of this county, Missouri would have probably held the record for patriotic liberality. Few people in this county have refused to do their bit. The poor and the rich have contributed liberally. Th? total donated if divided equally among the 30,000 people who reside in this county, would average slightly more than $25 each. This proves conclusively that the p:ople of this county are patriotic, and they take a genuine pride in contributing their share. Cape Girardeau coun ty, while it possesses a few wealthy men, is not noted for millionaires. Scott county, which is said to have more millionaires than p.ny othor county in Southern Missouri, has given about one-half what Capo Girardeau county has contributed to the war. No county in this section of the stal? ran'.s wit!, our noma county. St. Charles county, which is but a subuib of city of St." Louis, exploited itself from border to border when it iivrstc! ?250.0G9 in L'bcrly bonds, yt n the same length of time the people ;,f C'.po Givard.vtu county bought more than $500,000 worth of this Government p:,.j.cr. When it comes to doing big thing : at the proper time, Cape Girardeau .s unexcelled and it does it withtout b -caking into the big metropolitan lewspar crs. Cape Girardeauans can ci more and say less than any other people in Missouri and Missouri surpasses every other btate in that re spect. A . . EXEMPTING MEN "WITH DEPENDENTS. . Under the latest ruling of Provost Marshal General Crowdcr, men with dependence are excused from future operations of the selective draft act. The army and navy expects to clos? its ranks to men between 21 and 31 years of age who have dependents, reads the new order. This is a humane conclusion, and is thoroughly proper. If the United States were a country similar in size to Belgium, Tl would, of course, be necessary to draft all men of military age, provided they were physically fit, but in the United States it is not necessary to cause helpless women and children to suffer by drafting tho wage earners. The United States, if need be, cou'd organize an army of ten million men and not call a man with dependents. Undoubtedly the President plans to eliminate as much unnecessary suffering as possible. He therefore ex empts a married man or an unmarried man to whom some woman or child looks for support. It is necessary that some men remain at home to keep the factories, the nills and the farms going. It is pru'.ent to retain those upon whose shoul .iers responsibility rests, and the me 1 with families are to be considered first. It would be a tragedy for the government to conscript a father, leaving i wife and brood to struggle along as best they could, and exempt a neigh bor without dependents because he h ippened to be slightiy above the draft age. It would be better to increase the age limit in order to get sufficient men without dependents than to retain the present age restrictions and force men with families into the war. It is tragic to contemplate the loss of life in war, whether the victim has or is without dependents, but if it must be, it is preferable to sacrifice the man who could be spared best. Goieral Crowtler has passed properly upon a matter that demanded the broa'est interpretation. PRESERVING THE MEAT SUPPLY. The meatless and whealles:; days which are now in effect, will not prove so effective as they have in Europe . Over there the governments ari able to enforce their requests. In the United States it is optional whether the nublic refrains from meat and wheat bread. Many Americans will voluntarily recogniza the meatless and wheatle?s days, but there will be many others who will not. And the government will never know who refrains and who does not. As long as the government has not ordered butchers to close on Tues days, people will be invited to buy, and as a rule Americans do not con sider a meal without meat to be food, and therefore no great good will come from Mr. Hoover's new request. There is no way by which it can be discovered who eats wheat bread ind who does not, and the result of the wheatless days will be nil. If the government expected to enforce it3 request for meatless and tvheatless days, it should have made preparations for doing so. The volun tary plan, while admirable, if followed, will be ineffective. But it would be beneficial to the nation if the people, all of them, Here to voluntarily accept the suggestion and eat cornbread or ryebread one iay each week and banish beef, pork and mutton each Tuesday. It would also be a blessing for the people from the standpoint of liealth. Medical science long ego discovercTl that Americans eat too much meat. It is likewise well-known that a change from wheatbread 'to corn ryebread is beneficial. Therefore, the requcbt of Mr. Hoover is not only good for the country, but is beneficial to the stomach. And if Americans would agree to recognize Tuesday as a meatless day, it would assist wonderfully in reaching & solution of the meat ques tion. While the population has rapidly increased in the last generation in the United States, there has been a rapid decline in the production of meat. Before the European war began the government at Washington warned the Ration of the approaching meat shortage. The beginning of "hostilities has brought the crisis many, years closer and nnless tl2 people vcluntarily agree to reduce the consumption of meat or the government enforces ?uch a .plan, the American people are going to be" confronted with a shortage ?f not a meat-famine.- - '' " ty-five (155) feet. There are two driveways to be paved, a north and south driveway, caca driveway twenty- j four (24) feet wide. Said improvement to be done by grading each driveway of sail street and also the whole por- Ition of said, street directly in front of the main entrance of the mam building of the State Normal School, at - hit h phce the width is one hun dred ard fifty-five (155) feet, to the established grade, installing the nec essary drain pipe and constructing a j concrete pavement thereon, the pave- j ment cii the driveways to be twenty- four i24) feet wide and six inches in thickness, the mixture of-concretc to be twr (2) parts of cement to three (.'!; pails of rand and six (6) tarts of terushed rock and gravel. The full width of the street, one hundred and twenty-seven (127) feet to be thus paved in that portion directly in front oi the main building of the State Normal School. That said work of improvement be lone in accordance with the profile, plans and specifications and estimate f thp costs for said improvement of oaifi part of Normu' avenue, prepared jy the City Engineer under instruc tions of the street and wharf commit tee and adopted and approved by the : -Ity council on the first day of Octo wr, l'J17 and ordered signed at the office of the city clerk and also, said improvement to be done in accordane with ordinance No. 1157, a general ordinance concerning streets, approv ed October 20th. 1917. That said work be done by contract ind on the completion thereof and its acceptance by the City Council the cost of said work shall be paid for In spe ial tax bills issued in favor of the con tractor against the property therefor In accordance with said Ordinance No. 1 157 aforesaid; the Council deeming it accessary as a single improvement; that the city clerk is hereby instruc ted to publish this resolution for seven consecutive issues in The Tribune, a daily newspaper, printed and publised In the City of Cane Girardeau. Mis- O. E. MABREY U. S MAIL CAPE to JACKSON Leave Jackson 5"OUa. m. Leave Cape 6:0U a. m. Leave Jackson 1 "00 p. m Leave Cape 3:30 p: m Leave Jackson 0 00 p. ni. Leave Cape any time after o p. m. SUNDAY ONLY Leave Cape b:30 a. m. Leave Jackson 1:00 p.m. Leave Cap; any hour after 2:00 p.m. Phone Jackson 13 Phone Cape 502 MOTOR For sale one five-horsepower direct current motor; in good condition. Apply at The Tribune Office. buy farm land in Sfi:tra V un cheap her is vvi: am: The !a;d ilvri -uf rat ca a fortune in .jr- in every tract. Add res C H O : Tribune office t'Uil SALE You have Seard aUu the discovery- of irca ore in Wayae county. I have farms, i.o sell ir. tha: county. Address "O," care the Tr h one. H ANTED First-class printer; regu Iar position. Apply at The Tribune office. LOST Small gold-ename.ed breav. pin, shaped like a leaf; small di n-.onrf sc-rtir.sr. Finder p.'easo reusrr. to The Tribune and receive rewaro 1 OR RENT One housekeeping room. Apply 241 South Spanish street. Real Estate Bargains $6,000 will purchase a modern two- i - story, brick, well constructed dwell- I FOR SALE Two automobiles an.l a ing house with concrete basement f Bowser gasoline tank in cod condi and all modern imnrovc ments and i ti0n- A- Dali, East tape. souri ,anl also, to publish this resol ution for two consecutive issues in the Weekly Tribune, a weekly paper published in the City and county of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. BEN VINYARD, large well built barn in the rear. The mp cm, , " . . - , . . ;lUKJ.Lfc ,100 lot iaces co icei on menus street, : running back to an alley 173 feet I more or less; located No. 816 Themis ; ROOM and board street, cape Uirardeau, Mo. In or- j der to appreciate this fine home, ! prospective buyers may visit my home any day' (except Sundays) from l:r,0 p. m. to " o'clock p. m.; and I will be pleased to show them through the premises. Mrs. Josie Williams, Owner. will but a crooil ano'at CIak's Muic Co. wanted bv V, man of excellent habits; in pri family; must be reasonable ai. downtown preferred. Address H care Tribune. .MILK IN WINTER. WANTED Good white girl for gen eral housework. 201 South Spanish WANTED Two large nicely fur nished rooms for lircht housekeep ing. Address C. F. W., care The Why do your cows give less milk j Tribune. in winter than they do in summer7 j LOST Automobile crank somewhere downtown. Finder telephone 971. Paul Ler.iing. just because nature (iocs not suppiy them with grasses and green food. But we have some to the assist j of Dame Nature with B. A. Thorns' j Stock Remedy which contains the! WANTED FORD IN GOOD COXDI very ingredients that the green feed! TION; MUST EE CHEAP FOR supplies in season, only of course, i: ! CASH; LET 3IE KNOW WHAT a more highly concentrated form. We guarantee that this remedy will males your cows give more milk and better miik with the same feed. F. F. Braun & Bros. YOU HAVE GOT. CARE TRIBUNE. ADDRESS A-l, NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION. Cape Girardeau, Missouri, November 5th, 1017: Stale of Missouri, County of Cape Girardeau ss. 1, R. W. Frisscil, city clerk of the -ity of Cape Girardeau, in said coun ty and state, hereby certify that the ubove and foregoing resolution was presented and adopted by the city council of Cape Girardcua, Missouri, :it its regular meeting therof held on November 5, 1017. Witness my hand of the said city this 5th day of November, 1917. R. W..FRISSELL, ' City Clerk. ADJIINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Notic3 is hereby given that letters administration upon the estate of William Delyle deceased, have been granted to tho undersigned by the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, bearing date the 5th day of October, 1917. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to him for allowance, within six months from the date of said let ters cr they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate; and if said claims be not exhibited withx one year from the date of the last (publication of this notice, they shall be forever barred. OSCAR A. KNEHANS, Administrator. State of Missouri, County of Cape Giiardeau -ss: Witness my hand aid seal this 5th day of October, 1917. - D. A. NICHOLS, Clerk. By Ze4a Chiles Edwards, Deputy Clerk. . - DANDRUFF QUICKLY STOPPED There is Only one way to cure dan druff and that is to kill the germs. There is only one hair preparation that will kill the germs and that a , Notice is hereby given that letters (of administration upon the estate of ! TTiiiTTvnn c T.,?. .i j , x.iw.uii v. i'utjviii, uv-ceasea, nave been granted to the undersigned by the clerk of the Probate Court of Caps Girardeau county, Missouri, in vaca tion, bearing the date of the third day of September, 1017. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them to me for allowance within six months from the date of said letters. or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate, and if sail claims be not exhibited within one MiMrmlin.-t TTu'r T?rnr?' This: nr usual hair restorer with its record cf LC.ars frm d.atc of.the Plication of. -row hair on 1 8 Ce tney be forever bar- thousands of cures will grow any head where there is any life left; it cures dandruff, stops falling hair and itching of the scalp in three weeks or your money back. It is the most pleasant and invig orating tonic, is not sticky or greasy and i3 used extensively by ladies cf refinement who desire to have an.l to keep their hair soft, lustrous and lux uriant. Your druggist is selling Mildrcdin Hair Remedy on a positive guarantee to remove dandruff or money refund-. ed at 50c and $1.00 a bottle. Om of J town customers supplied by mail. j red. Hattie Dockins, Adm-nistrat r. (Seal) W. C. HAYS, Clerk of the Trobate Court. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION. Notice is hereby given that letters of administration upon the estate of Claus Hinck, deceased, have been granted to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Cane Girardeau county, Missouri, bearing date the 16th day of May, 1917. All persons having claims against said estates are required to exhibit FREE TO CANCER SUFFERERS, j them to the undersigned for allow A new book on cancer has just been jancc withm six months from the date published by Dr. Q. A. Johnson, Suite of said letters or they may be pre 521, 1320 Main st., Kansas City, Mo., oluded from any benefit of such es- which shows how cancer is being treat- j tate; and if paid claims be not exhib ed by a combination medical treatment itcd within one year from the date that proves most effective. There is no ! of the publication of this notice, they longer any question or doubt about J will be forever barred. the successful treatment of moot kinds j LENA HINCK, of cancer if taken in time. Absolute Administratrix. proof of this treatment can be verifi Witness my hand and seal of the ' r- 1 1 12 a 1 tied by living witnesses who yere treated three to seventeen years ago. Write today for this valuable book. It will be ient free for the asking. Probate county. Court of Cape Girardeau W. C. HAYS, Probati Clerk. i