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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
ST. MARY'S SCLOOL IN RECITAL SUNDAY Will Render Musical Program With Assistance of Convent Students. The children of St. Mary's Catho lic School will render a Thanksgiving pro?rram at the parochial hall on South Sprig;? street Sunday after noon beginning at 2:,0 o'clock, for tVc purpose of increasing the jubilee find that is being collected by the member-? of the parish. An excellent pi-oirram has been arranged for the afternoon during which a number of lh,- older children of the school who are advanced in music will assist. Several violin and piona solos have boon seelcted for the festival. The program also includes a flag marci, foiij; and drill. Robert and Leo Muel I.t will be the violinists. A mandolin t-:'.o will also be played. Girls from St. Vincent's Academy will assist in the musical program. The foil owing program has been se hv ted for the afternoon: Welcome Virginia Hoeller. Ccluen Keys Recitation, Senior girls. Tabies Not For Sale Solo, Myrtle Ne-wingrr. Woman's Whim?, Comic, B. Wul ft"s and M. Jarosick. A Dand of Happy Helpers Our J r.'.V.f Ones. beautiful Moonlight Duet, S. Schwartz and V. Hoeller. Smiting the Rock Recitation, A. Kraup. A Kiss to Papa Solo, Aline Kim r. ; h. Flag March Song and Prill, Our boy?. Thanksgiving Song and Pantomime Girls. Topsy Turvy Comic,. Music is rendered by pupils of St. rI iry's Convent School. Piano A. Brenneke, A. Knaup, S. Srhwartz, L. Bonebrake. A. Bruening, H. Schmittzehe, M. Schmittzehe, V. Hosier, M. Bonebrake, R. Sciortino, C. Knaup, M. Bachel, A. Ruediger, H. Wi'son. A. Foreman, J. Schmitzehe, T. Kimmich, Q. Hoeller, M. Tinsey, B. Sander, M. Nenningcr, C. Gelven, P. Scib, B. Schonhoff, L. Schott. Violin Robert and Leo Mueller. $5,625 COLLECTED IN Li it ii Com ty Tax Collector to Return Today fjr Second Day's : The tax collections made yesterday hv J. Frank Cfl''-vell. county tax col- during his stay in the Cape, j J ' I :lor, ukd S5,625, .Vr. CcMwell announe- el yesterday alter concluding nis j work for the first day. Ire col.'ec- tr-is exceed those of previous years 1; i small margin. '"'f this amount the city will be re f . tVi SI. 90 on the $100 valuation. T majority of the taxes will be re t !.:i as the city's share of school !-, amounting to 51..r8 on the $100 v " . tion. Besides that the city is en- " to 25 cents on the road and h ! c fund, 10 cents on the special r i fund and five cents on the rail i u compromise fund. The county collector will again be t ic courthouse today after 8 o'clock i ' the morning to collect additional t-'vos. Approximately $700 were collected y slerday by City Collector Meyer on In. city taxes. These amounts are collected separately, the first being th county and the other the city taxes ,! personal and real estate property, r. 1 also on the license taxes. WATCH FOR THESE THANKSGIVING ADS Merchants Will Make Some Special Offers Through The Tribune Next Week. Just before Thanksgiving ' every l. dy looks for something especially gcod. The readers of The Tribune are g. ir.g to get an opportunity to look a the special things offered, by the bvr.iness men of this city. It doesn't matter what you may want, it will bo in The Tribune next Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have planned a big feast for Thanksgiving, don't make your pur chases until you have seen these of ferings from Cape Girardeau mer chants, j thing to eat or nice things to wear, In thi3 list of things that are good you should patronize the business to eat you will also find some holi- men who advertise in The Tribune be day advertisements tnt vi ."s-r"H "unse when something is advertised in net overlook. It doesn'b mattaj what The Tribun you know it is worth you may want, whether it is some- baying. PHYSICIANS AND ATTORNEYS WILL AIDDRAFTBOARD Physicians' Committee Ap pointed at Special Meet ing for Work. MUST NOT ENCOURAGE UNJUST EXEMPTIONS Asked to Help investigate Claims Made by Drafted Men for Physical Reason! In an effort to make the operations of the Registration Boards of each county of. the State more perfect and to prevent any delay in examining the drafted men, the physicians and at torneys of the counties have been ask ed by Adjutant General McCord to co-operate with th members of the board and assist in investigating all claims for exemption. The purpose of this co-operation is to prevent anyone not deserving ex emptiqn for the reasons, for which he asks, from being freed from mill tary service and on the other hand to grant those, exemption who are really deserving. In this manner, it is believed, a repetition of cases in which the county board granted ex emption and which were later reversed by the district board, can be avoided. The physicians in particular are requested not to encourage exemption claims for minor defects which would not impair the draftee's military serv ice, such as had been done during the examination of the first draft men from Cape Girardeau county when the son of a local banker sought to be ex empted on the grounds that he had fractured his left arm years ago and that his eye sight was failing for which he had undergone treatment when a small boy. The physicians are further asked to assist the physicians of the Registra tion Board conscientiously in making special examinations of the drafted men and should not make out any cer tificates for exemption claims unless they are convinced that the applicant is unfit for service either for organic diseases; or for any physical defects. alt I'movs ar-i asked not to en "i"M-''!s of dependency unless these '.-ms :iv' bona fide and can be sup vwted hv subrtantial evidence. In sev 1 In t-iices attorneys were misled h i li e 1 1 mentation 3 of those who j sought to he exempted and supported jH:;rrs v rieh were later found to be jnvisrrp'esontod. In " special meeting of the County M?flical Society several days ago, Dr. T XT T T m 1 1 1 jl). N. Hope, president of the society, appointed a committee to represent thc physicians in their co-operative j,,.ork with he Registration Board. The ; mpmnera 0f this committee are Drs. W. X. Howard, E. L. Cunningham and B. W. Hays of Jackson. The attorneys' committee has not vet been appointed for the reason that Ri:ssell L. Dearmont, who has been named chairman of this committee ha3 been ill for more than a week and has bpon uni'ble to call a meeting of the attorneys to explain the nature of the the work. DOING THE WORK. W. T. Nanney, Noel, Mo., wriits. "Your B. A. Thomas' Hog Towder is loing the work down in this part of the world. It proved to be what we ir-eded to prevent and cure hog cho1 era and expel worms." F. F. Braur. & Eros. MELD-KIRBY TRIALS SET FOR NEXT FRIDAY Men Who Accuse Each Other to Ap pear Before Judge Wilier to S-ttle Differences. The trials of .William Field and J. W. Kirby both of South Cape, who had each other arrested on various charg es, has been set for next F-iday morn ing before Justice of the Peace Wil 'er. Field is charged by Kirby with assault and Kirby is accused of at tacking Field. The two men engaged in an en counter last week on the farm of Kirby where the latter and his son were erecting a fence. Field, an aged man, contends that he was attacked by Kirby and his son without provaca- tion while Kirby contends he acted in se'f-defense when Field attacked him with a club. Both have been released on bond and each insists that the other be tried on the preferred charges. COLORED WOMAN GIVEN 10 YEARS Application for Her Parole to be Made Later-Pleaded Guilty to Murder Charge. Following the sentencing of Mabel Craig, a colored girl to 10 years in the venitentiary on her plea of guilt to a charge of murder in the second degree, Judge Edward . D. Hays, at torney for the girl, announced that he would apply for a parole on behalf of the young prisoner. The applica tion, he taid, would be made within a year or so after the girl had been taken to the penitentiary . Upon the advice of her attorney the girl who drowned her infant child Bey era! months ago in the cistern on the High School grounds, entered a plea of guilty with the understanding that she be given the minimum for mur der in the second degree. Judge Hays asked clemency for his client on the grounds that the girl was not a vicious character and that she had been driven to desperation and crime by the circumstances and her environment. The young girl will be taken to Jefferson City in a short time, as soon as Sheriff Hutson returns from Farm ington where he delivered Miss Mary Rojing to the State Hospital for In sane Sunday evening. The girl was brought into the court to tell of the circumstances of the death of her child. She said he had been misled and that the fear of star vation had driven her to a point where she did not realize the consequences and seriousness of the step she took when she threw her, child into the cis tern. Judge kellyagreed with the ittorney for the girl that she deserved tlemencv and irave the defendant the lowest sentence permissible by law. War Will End In Jan 1919, Says The Ouija Board instrument wmcn iransmiis Messages From Spooks Also Declares That Euro peanMonarchs WillSkidoo The Ouija board, that wonderful little instrument which reads your fu- ture without looking at the palm of the hand, sees the end of the war with- in the next year. After peace is re- stored the world will be better than ever before and the peoples happier, according to Ouija. A. J. Schmittzehe Jr., clerk in the Vorbeck-Dohogne store, has been en tertaining his friends recently with' little chats with the spirits. The Oui ja board is supposed to deliver mes sages from the dead. But whether they come from the graves or not, it is a fact that it delivers messages and in a manner that is reminiscent of ghosts. Mr. Schmittzehe and home friends yesterday asked the Ouija board to deliver a message about the war. It spelled these words: "The war will end in a vear." When asked to hA more ! specific, it spelled the month of Jan uary and then added "1919." Accord ing to Mr. Schmittzehe, who plays 1 - 1 4 l". 4llSl Oiiiln -I..r4 fit nMinlfi.ll.f . ' debutante tickles the ivory on a pi ano, is positive tha. the war will end in January, 1919. The Ouija informed its owner that the world would be less sinful after peace had been declared and that the people would live happily ever after. While it declined to say what dis position would be made of the Euro pean monarchs, it did say that the ski doo sign would be hung on all of them and that Europe would not only be come safe for Democracy but 'every nation would be a republic. When asked, whether thc report that Czar Nicholas has been made king of Si beria was true, the Ouija promptly re plied in the negative. It said Nick couldn't come back. The war wtf.l not be any worse than it is today, according to Ouija, the i spirits apparently believing that the hmit has been reached. When the Omja board told Mr. Schmittzehe that Col. T. Roosevelt would not be Presi-Ujj, dent again, Schmittzehe pimply re- The atter has informed Judge Wilier marked: "Ain't it the truth?" andlthat he would pay. Ouija was pronounced a thoroughly nMn rhnA in a warrant respectable board and then placed back in tne showcase. "Them spirits are nox as dead as you think," added schmittzehe. j 1 iD5I52 PuLfSH i La L3 ADOS U?ETO LEATKIk Hindi bM lf-OMr.r With n.rrfl. i ri r.v C t'S i n 2 JET LEMING NAMED SPECIAL ROAD COMMISSIONER Commercial Club President Appointed to Succeed D. A. Glenn. IS BIG BOOSTER OF GOOD COUNTRY ROADS Business Men Asked City Coun cil to Appoint Leming to fill Vacancy on Board. M. R Leming was appointed a mem ber of the special road commission by the city council last night to Bucceed D. A. Glenn who recently resigned the membership of this body. The ap pointment was mada at a suggestion and upon request of the business men who sent a delegation before the city council to ask that Mr. Leming to fill the vacancy, The appointment will be submitted to the county comt for approval. A committee composed om Messrs. Sam Carter, It. E. L. Lamkin and W. H. Bohnsack appeared before the City Councilmen last night and asked that Mr. Leming be named successor of the former chairman of the commission. His activity in civic and good read af- fairs was emphasized by the delegation ' as proof thai Mr. Leming would be j the logical choice for this position. ' Petitions asking for the appoint- j ment of Mr. Leming on the road, commission to succeed D. A. Glenn, i former chairman of the body, were ' "rculated yesterday. Several of the citizens ana memoers oi me commit- sion wno are anxious 10 nave ineir - full membership restored, were back - ing the movement. j Mr. Leming said last night, when! isked whether he would accept the ap- pointment, he believed he would offer , are greasing up the machine for next no objections or reject the appoint-; year's contest. Bob Smith of Camp ment, if asked to serve on the road bell wo was defeated for the nomina commission. He said he had been tion last year by David W. Hill is asked several days ago to succeed Mr. - figuring on becoming a candidate. Tom Glenn on the road commission and Brown who was the Republican nomi told the petitioners he would accept the appointment Ex-Mayor F. A. Kage was the first man suggested to fill the vacancy caused' by the resignation of Mr. Glenn several weeks ago. He declined to serve as a member of this body. In tendering his resignation to the city council two weeks ago, Mr. Glenn who had been chairman of the road ( commission, ?skfd that he bo relieved J for business n.aron.s. He said he could ! not devote as much time as he should i to the duties as chairman of the road commission. Mr. Leming has of late been very active in good road matters. It was he who attempted to settle the recon struction of a bridge at the intersec tion of the highway and the drainage dLh. For the past three months Mr. Leming. who is also president of the Commercial Club, has made a strong effort to have the commercial body devise some way to furnish the funds for the construction of this bridge. It is believed that his activity in these matters was the incentive for boosting him as member of the road commis- sion CHARGES AGAINST DRENNAN DROPPED Allenville Man Accused by Fa-tber-in-Law to Go Free on Payment of Cots. The charges of .felonious assault brought against J. W. Drennan of Al lenville by his father-in-law. Walter Groves, has been dropped with the understanding that Drennan pay the costs. of the case so far incurred by the issuance and serving of the war rant. Groves accompanied by Constable Robert Eakin, called on Justice of the j Peace W. H. Wilier yesterday morn-; ing, and announced that he was will- j inir to ,irop the charge. He told the juje that he aTld his son-m-lav had : ! con4 to an agreement and he .was j Lvn;rfr to rfron tr matter nrovided son.in-l.iw would oar the costs.! issuei by Jud;rc wilier with threat-1 Ling to kill his father-in-law a week jaf,0 The men had been on inimical terms since Groves' second marriage wnich. was opposed by Drennan. Ac- cording to the statement made by the father-in-law when he asked for the warrant. Drennan came to his house and demanded that Mrs. Drennan. a daughter of Groves, return to him, and during the argument Drennan drew a pistol and threatened to kill POLITICAL BEE IS STARTINGJO BUZZ Many Names Mentioned for Con gress in This District Rus sell Still Silent, The political bee is beginning, to buzz in Southeast Missouri, and the present outlook is that there will be many candidates this year. So far an Southeast Missouri is concerned, the greatest interest is centered in the Congressional situation. Joe J. Russell, the present Con gressman, has not decided whether he will'make the racs again. Many of hjs friends r.re urging him to keep out of the contest next year and spend his time building fences for a race for the Democratic nomination for governor. But he has not reached a conclusion. In the meantime many names are being mentioned for the office, al though no one has announced he would make the race. Harry E. Alexander is being spoken of by Democrats in the northern part of the district, but jhe declines to discuss the proposition II is race for the Democratic nomina tion for State Senator last year proved his strength, and it is agreed that he would hi a formidable foe a3 a con tender for Congressional honors. Al Harty, the Bloomfield banker, has been mentioned by the St. Louis newspapers as a probable candidate, but it is not known whether he con-r-i lers making the race. He served as Secretary of the Democratic State Committee some years ago, and is well-known over 1 he district. T. R. R. Ely of Kennett has also been mentioned as a dark horse, but he has rot publicly committed him- self Bob Ward of Caruthersville is re- coving some mng some mention in Southeast Missouri newspapers as a possible candidate. lie made the race for the nomination again?t Congressman Rus- sell. in 1014, but was defeated. In-the Republican camp the workers nee in 1914, will make the race next year say his Cape Girardeau friends. iH. H. Haas of this city who has been ' spoken of recently, says he does not ' contemplate running next year.' j : . HhiMKY kIII V Wll I I JLiU II Mju RUN FOR OFFICE ! i Friends Say He Will Be Candi date for Circuit Clerk Next Year. Henry Puis, deputy county clerk, is roing to be a candidate for the Re publican nomination for Circuit clerk to succeed Ben Masters, it was learned t04,3y and Dav;d B. Hays, brother of Judge Edward D. Hays, will be a can didate or the nomination of Probate Judge on the Republican ticket. Blucher Sperling is not expected to have any opposition from members of his party for re-election as County Clerk. It is understood that Henry P. Gaines will be the Demcoratic candi date for this office. J. Henry Caruthers will be a can didate for Prosecutiug Attorney. This will be his fourth race. Edward L. Drum and A. M. Spradling are men tioned for the Democratic nomination for Prosecuting Attorney. Judge William Paar, presiding judge of the county court may not seek re election, although his friends are urg ing him to again make the race. Judges P. C. Kasten and G. J. Keller, the other two members of the county court, will seek re-election. No Demo cratic names have been suggested for these offices. George H. Meyer, city collector of Cape Girardeau, will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for county collector, to succeed J. Frank Caldwell who has stated that he will not seek re-election. Former Mayor F. A. Kage will have a clear field for clerk of the Common Pleas Court on the Republi. lean ticket. Ben Vinyard who was re cently named ty Gov. Gardner to Till the vacancy caused by the death of D. A. Nichols, has announced that he will not be a candidate for the off'ce at the expirtation of his term. Mr. Vin yard has his eye fixed on a more lo crative position and according to re- ports, he is certain to land it. G. Fritz SIcmcrs, county recorder, is going to be a candidate for renomination on the P.epublican ticket. No one has been suggested for his Democratic oppon- ent, Groves and his daughter. He was ar rested several days ago bat gave bond for his appearance before Judge- Wil- Ier. The case had been twt for trial, for next Friday mania. J OPPOSED MARRIAGE OF KIN, ARRESTED J. W. Drennan of Allenville Held For Felonious Assault on Father-in-law Because of his strange attitude to ward his father-in-law said to have been caused by the latter'a second marriage, J. r. Drennan of Aiine ville is facing a charge of felonious assault preferred by his father-in-law Walter Groves. The trial will be held next Thursday before Justice of the Peace Noah Young. According to Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers, Drennan called on his wife who was helping at her father's home to persuade her to come home. An ar gument arose over the request of Drennan between him and his father--in-law. Drennan is alleged to have drawn his pistol ad threatened to kill both his father-in-law and wife. Drennan was arrested several days ago. The warrant was issued by Jus tice fo the Peace Wilier of the Cape, but the trial was transferred to Judge Young's court. According to the statements made to the prosecuting attorney by Groves, whjan he applied for the arrest ofj Drennan, the latter has fostered a bit ter feeling against him since his sec ond marriage. He said his son-in-law had remonstrated against the mar - nage because of the diffiorence of; ages between him nd his second' wife. NEALE SLATED TO SUCCEED COWGILL Democratic State Commiltte Wi'I Meet in Kansas City Today. KANSAS CITV, Nov. 23. The Democratic State Committee will meet here tomorrow to select a successor to Chairman James Cowgill who has j resigned in order that he may give t all of his time to the duties of elec tion commissioner. Chairman Cowgill tendered his res ignation several weeks ago .Aceord ing to influential Democrats who ar rived in the city today, Benjamin Neale of Greenfield. Dade county, will be made chairman. He has been influential in the Democratic party for many years and his election will insure a vigorous campaign on the part of the organization next year. Startling Results in CapeGirardeau People report incredible results from pure Lavoptik eye wash. A girl wi1! veak, strained1 eyes was helped by one Application, Her mother could not sew o rread because of eye pains. In one week her trouble was gone. A small bottle Lavoptik is guaranteed co help EVERY CASE weak, strained or inflamed eyes. ONE WASH startles with its incredible results. Pare aluminum eye cup FREE. Finney's Drug Store. ANOTHER LADY MAYOR 0T n'ow raccea J fun, held down tt others are ready to follow suit ' Florida had the ' Lonor of electing within Its bounds the first lady mayor In the country. Now Warren, Illinois, quickly follows, electing Mayor Canfield, who has al ready proved her executive fitness. With the war in full swing, we will probably have ladles holding down the various municipal offices, from city chief to doorkeeper of the municipal J y : - ? mm mm r ' I : k wr;i ' V IKS IN STOLEN REPTILE CAUSES UPROAR Wriggles Out of a Wicker Suit case and There Ensues a Tableau. JOLT FOR "BAR LANE" Mutual Inquiries Established That Ev erybody Saw What Everybody Else Saw Anyhow It Was a Good Temperance Lesson. Chicago. West Madison street i trying to solve the strange mystery of the wicker suitcase and the eight-foot snake. In some ways the tale ha more wriggles than the story of the mahogany table and the clucking hen. A young man wearily moving west ward with what appeared t he a heavy and aged suitcase stopped in front of 1341 West Madison street and laid his burden down. He looked uli about him and then cautiously stooped and unfastened the cntch of the suit case and threw It open. Ye Mystery Appears. The corner policeman heard a scream of fright and saw the young man legging It westward. Habitues of "bar lane" beat the policeman to the suitcase for one look at the thing that turned the self-contained youris man into a frenzied caitiff. Then West Madison street fell back In disorder. The head of a snake appeared and then eight feet of snake wrlzeled out : on to the sidewalk. After many mutuaj Inquiries ly which it was established that every- body saw what everybody else saw it was decided to call the police wagon and one was rushed to the scene forth with. The snake crawled back Into the suitcase soon after the police arrived "Fell Back in Disorder." and after the receptacle had been fas tened with 60 feet of clothesline It was taken to the station. Detectives Barry and Mnlvihlll. who gingerly carried the snake Into the sta tion, said they could not tell what kind of a snake it was but had hetinl "experts" In the crowd class it as a monster rattlesnake. Ha, They Have a Clue. It was left near Desk Sergeant M ,ran until Policeman Thomas GnlligMn. self-styled "snake expert." agreed to take charge of It. He opened thi suitcase and also agreed thit it was a rattlesnake. The police believe that the snake and suitcase had been stil'ii by the young man who was seen to flee after opening the suitcase. The Initials "L. B." were on one side of the case. Policeman Galllgan and his follow ers Insisted the reptile was a rattler. An argument was in progress whn Patrol Sergt. Frank Smith, another "snake expert" entered. The suitcase j was opened and with a club the snake TV!ii nulled nut on the floor nnd straightened out. It promptly colled up again, but otherwise showed no signs of life. "It's harmless. I know the name of ' this kind of snako but can't h!nk of j it just now." was tho decision of Ser geant Smith. The snake was placed back In the suitcase and Is awaiting Its owner. I Anynow, wesr iuauison sireei aw had a temperance lesson. MAN FIGHTS C00H IN WATER Varmint of Immense Size Puts Up Fierce Fight Before He Is Captured. narrodsburg, Ky. John Morgan and Elmer Jenkins went coon hunting on Salt River to try out a young dog varmints. One of the coons of Im ni?nse S,ZP- h.ot,y Pres9ed- V0 the wi tan A a (a IrnAtvn r hnnfara m w - coon can uc& unit a uuzru uus wuu In the water, and not wishing to have his young dog cnt up, Morgan waded into the stream, and after a most ter rifle combat got the coon Into a saet nnd landed him on the shore. During the Scrimmage between man and CGon Jenkin became so excited that he top pled off a six-foot embankment Into the river. , .