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Cave Girarden f WEEHZ RIBIJNE ALL THE HEWS WHILE IT IS ! I 4v--' MEWS VOL: XVII THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, JUNE 14, 1918 NUMBER 30 BRYAN TO SPEAK IN CAPE DURING CHAUTAUQUA Lectures To Begin About Ju ly 19 And Continue Six Days MANY FEATURES ARE ADDED FOR THIS YEAR SoIdierFrom Trenches To Tell Of War Other Patriotic Num bers On Program William Jennings Bryan, former Secretary of State, and recognized as the Cicero of present days, will be the leading speaker during Chautau qua week in this city beginning about July 19. This information was re ceived yesterday by Rush H. Lim baugh, who is in charge of the ad vertising for the Chautauqua in this city. In addition to Bryan a French sol dier, who has been in the trencnes' for several years, has seen every phase of the martial game, was wounded and disabled, and who is now making speeches in this country in order to arouse the patriotism of the Americans and the enthusiasm of the citizens for the cause of the United States entering the war, has also been secured for the Chautauqua week. The Chautauqua will be carried on six days. No day for the beginning has as yet been fixed by the commit tee in charge of arranging the sched ule, but from information thus far received from the Chautauqua com mittee in Kansas City, the week of July 19 will mark the beginning. About fifty men will be chosen In this city to guarantee the expenses of the chautauqua week. Last year the guarantors lost money, but-they are confident this year taht there will be no loss in view of the fact that many patriotic features have been added to the usual program, fea tures that will draw crowds. The season tickets and single admission prices remain the same as last year notwithstanding the fact that many more attractions have been added to the program for this year. Arrangements are now under way to organize the guarantors for the chautauqua. DNean Stafford, pres ident of the First National Bank, who headed the local committee of guar antors last year, will again be in charge this year. Other leading men of the city will again become mem bers of the local chautauqua com mittee to bring the chautauqua here. The following program has been announced for the six days: FIRST DAY. ""v Afternoon. Black's European Orchestra, fea turing Joseph Black, violin virtuoso. Night Blacks European Orchestra, Mu sical masterpieces. (Continued on Page Four) This Is The Commoner Who Will Be Here At Chautauqua JIM WISEMAN IS REPORTED FOUND INMOUNT VERNON Veteran Fisherman Was Be lieved to Have Lost Life Year Ago. LETTER SAYS HE WAS FOUND LAST NOVEMBER Mrs. Wiseman Puzzled by Mys terious Message Penned on Btck of Daughter's Letter. That Jim Wiseman, the veteran fisherman of this city who disappear ed May 30, 1917, while returning with two other men from a fishing trip, is now living in Mount Vernon, 111., is intimated in a letter received last Tuesday by Mrs. Anna Wiseman, 40 South Middle street, wife of the man who was supposed to have lost his life a year ago. The message came from Clyde Rasch, 521 South 24th street, Mount Vernon, 111., telling Mrs. Wiseman that her husband had been living at his home more than six months, and asking her whether he should send Wiseman home. The message was on the back of 1 lftf f ftn n il A ree e a A 4- n If inn C?4-T Wiseman, a daughter of the fisher man. The informant said Wiseman had been picked up on a sandbar at Louisiana last Thanksgiving and had been living in Mount Vernon since that time. The letter did not state whether Louisiana was the state or the city in Missouri, which is located on the Mississippi banks in Pike County. Mrs. Wiseman said last night she did not know whether some joker had written the letter or whether her hus band was really still living. She stated her daughter returned an an ser to the address given in the mys terious message Tuesday evening, but she had not received any word from her informant, Clyde Rasch. The fact that the mysterious mes sage was written on a letter ad dressed to her daughter, Mrs. Wise man said, had led her to believe that the man who wrote the message knew something of the fate of her husband. She believes that he had the letter in his pocket at the time he disap peared. At the time of Wiseman's disap pearance the family resided at C14 South Middle street. This was the address the envelope addressed to Mrs. Wiseman last Tuesday was sent to. Since then the family has re moved to 40 South Middle Street. The former address Mrs. Wiseman believes was used for the reason that sit was the one under which the orig inal letter had been sent to her daughter. Mrs. Wiseman stated that she did not know anyone by the name of Rasch in Mount Vernon. If her hus band was really still living, she said she believed he suffered a lapse of (Continued from page 4) nr : snn FAWrVY: km-rf .gkf Mill l k tCopTfUhO I CAPE MAY HAVE NEW DEPOT IN 2 MONTHS Frisco Officials Tell Mayor Haas Building Will Be Speedily Built The construction of the Frisco pas senger station in this" city will be started in about a month or six weeks, in the opinion of Mayor H. H. Haas, who returned yesterday morn ing from St. Louis, where he was in conference with President Biddle of the Frisco, General Manager Kern, Architect Stephens and several other officials of the railroad. The plans for the new station were thoroughly discussed and the Frisco officials as sured the Mayor that these would be drawn in less than two weeks. These plans, Mayor Haas said, would be identical with the set ap proved by ex-Mayor Will Hirsch and the Commerc'al Club committee some months ago in a conference with rep resentatives of the railroad. In view of the fact, however, that the prices for building material have increased materially, the dimensions of the building on the new set of plans will be diminished to some extent. President Biddle assured Mayor Haas that he would do everything in his power to speed up the building of the station. The Frisco ,he assur ed the Mayor, would commence the construction of the building as soon as the .contract had been let, which would require probably a month after the plans had been completed and approved by the city officials of Cape Girardeau. While the building, which was pre sented on the old plans, was 184 feet long and 44 feet wide, the structure the Frisco expects to build now will be reduced in its dimensions. It was agreed in the conference Friday that the station would have a front of about 175 or 178 feet, while the width would remain the same as the j one shown on the plans approved by ex-Mayor Hirsch. President Biddle assured the Mayor that the Frisco could spend the full $35,000 which are required by the or dinance under which the Frisco re ceived its franchise from the city in 1909. This expenditure was autno ized by the Director General of Rail roads recently, and will be invested in the passenger station. According to the Frisco ai'chitect ft will require about two weeks to draw the plans for the building. These will then be immediately, for warded to the city officials for ap proval. The contract for the build ing of the . depot will be advertised probably a month, the officials said. AH local contractors will be given a chance to bid on the work. The station, according to the fran chise granted the railroad by this city nine years ago, should have been com pleted last year. It will be erected at the foot of Independence street with the tracks on the east side of the building Noxious Weeds SISTER BAPTISTE MAY LEAVE CAPE Popular Head Of St. Francis Ex pected To Go To Waterloo, Iowa Under a new ruling of the Catholic Church, limiting the time that a Sis ter Superior may remain at one hos pital, Sister Baptiste, in charge of St. Francis Hospital in this city, may soon be transferred, to Waterloo, la. This report was current in the Cape yesterday, but no official announce ment had been made yesterday. Sister Baptiste is known to most everybody in the Cape, and is excep tionally popular. It was through her own individual efforts that the mod ern new hospital became a reality. She was in charge of the old St. Francis hospital for a number of years before the new structure was planned. She supervised its con struction, after playing an important j ? role in providing the money neces sary to build it. She recently spent a few weeks at the Waterloo institution which is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the Northwest. It is located in a private park of about fifty acres of . . ' - , - ; 1 glVUIlu, dliu J il luuvii laici ufji tal than the Cape institution. It could not be learned yesterday when her successor would be named, but announcement probably will be made when she receives her final in structions. Sister Baptiste enjoys the distinction of having made St. Francis hospital what it is today. It is the most modern and up-to-date hospital between St. Louis and Mem phis. Sister Baptiste is equally well liked by Catholics and Protestants. SALOON MEN ARE FOR BOND ISSUE Claude D. Speak Predicts Plan To Build The Bridges Will Suc ceed At Polls All of Cape Girardeau's saloon men are working for the success of the $200,000 bond issue, it was learned last night. Every proprietor is ac tively campaigning for the project. Edward Frenzel, Claude D. Speak, William Seehausen and Clay Lutz were present at the mass meeting held at the court house last Wednes day evening. Mr. Speak reported to The Tribune last night that every saloon man in the city was working for the bond issue. "I am unable to see how anyone liv ing in Cape Girardeau can oppose the bond issue to build these bridges. I have heard very little opposition to the project. Every one seems to be under the impression that we must either support tire propositon or go out of business. If the information Mil CIRCUIT COURT HAS A SPECIAL TERM Three Negroes Want To Plead Guilty To Charges Monday Morning A special term of the Circuit Court will be held in Jackson Monday by Circuit Judge Kelly for the purpose of disposing of three criminal cases that have been filed in court by the prosecuting attorney since the close of the regular term in April. The three defendants who are to be brought before Judge Kelly Monday aro Jesse Millett, Nathaniel Barr and Curtis Adams, all three negroes who have been held in the county jail since thjir arrests three weeks ago. Millett and Barr are charged with carrying concealed weapons, while Adams is charged with burglary and arceny. The informations against j the trio were drawn up yesterday by Prosecuting Attorney Caruthers. Adams was a ''hold out." When aixcsted and given his preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace " " against him. He is charged with breaking into the Martens building on Good Hope street and stealing a wagonload of household goods stored in the building. The articles were re covered in his home, but he insists that he bought them from a man whom he knew only by sight. Several days ago Adams informed the Prosecuting Attorney that he wculd plead guilty to the charges of burglary and larceny and it was de cided to hold the speciaf term in or der to dispose of the three cases in as much as the other two prisoners were willing to plead guilty. GEN. LIGGETT TO COMMAND .AMERICAN FIELD FORCES Washington, June 15. Members of .the House Military Committee at their weekly War Department con ference today were told that the stream of Americans steadily moving to the front had resulted in a notice able stiffening of tlie ;whole allied line. The Germans, it was said, ap parently had encountered greater nu merical strength than they expected to oppose in their third great drive and had suffered heavier losses than they probably had anticipated. On the whole, the legislators were informed there were many encour aging features in the present situa tion on the west front. Among other things disclosed was the fact that Maj. Gen. Hunter L. Lig gett has been selected to become corps commander when the American force reaches, that strength, and to command the first American Fielt Army when it is organized. that I get is a criterion of the gen eral sentiment, the bond issue is go ing to pass by a big vote. GERMANS CUT OFF 10,000 BOLSHEVIK NEARLY ALL SLAIN Red Guards Advancing From Sea Of Azov To The North Driven Back Into Water Others Are Mowed Down FRENCH MAKE GAINS ON MARNE German Lines Are Heavily Shell ed With Gas Bombs By U. S. Troops Patrols Along Marne Clash Under Fire AMSTERDAM, June 16. Forces of about 10,000 Bolshevik Red Guards, under the command of Cze ch officers, have been almost wiped out by a German division under Gen. Knoerzer. This is the report re ceived by Gen. Eichhon, in supreme command of the German troops in the Ukraine, says a message received here early this morning. The Bolshevik troops, it was sta ted in the report, landed on the Uk raine coast along the Azov Sea, com ing from Leisk and marching toward Taganrog, where the clash occurred. About 3,000 were said to be lying dead on the battlefield while more t ban that number (Jrowned in the lake in an attempt to escape. The German losses, says the bull etin received here, were very small. The Bolshevik troops were headed o ff from the north and driven back to iheir place of landing. London, June 15. A successful lo- ( cal operation was carried out last nisrht.bv British and Scottish bat- talions north cf Bethune on the Flan ders front and over sixty prisoners were taken, according to the state ment issued by the War Department. With the French Army in France, June 15. French troops today car ried out a successful local operation for the improvement of their line around the northeastern corner of th forest of Villers Cotterets, on the westerly side of the Marne salient. Aside from this infantry on neither side has given much sign of life on any part of the front in the last thirty-six hours. Wiih the American Aimy in France, June 15. American batteries last night hurled thousands of gas shells into the German lines along the Marnet front, northyest of Cha teau Thierry. The bombardment was in retaliation for a heavy gas attack by the Germans. There was patrol activity along the American fronts in the Marne region and in Picardy and some artillery fire occurred in addition to the gas bombardment. There was no infan try action. OLIVER NOW EXPERT PLANE MECHANIC Completes First Course of Train ing for Commission in Aviation Corps. W. Palmer Oliver, who has been training for a commission in the avi ation corps of the army at Cham paign, 111., since last spring, arrived home this morning for a short fur lough. He will return this afternoon to enter the second course of his training at the completion of which he will receive his commission as flight officer. The young aviator has made a re markable success, having completed his first course, called the ground course, in about two months. This training consisted of a scientific study of an aeroplane. In order to pass the examination at the end of this ground course, the Cape aviator was requir ed to take an aeroplane apart, blind folded, and put every part back in place. The second course of his training will be actual flying. Upon completing this part of his training, Mr. Oliver will receive his commission and will IN LOCAL RAIDS t A TLI L' U I II I V Kh VI: I 1 IIllH L1LL1 Jttlu FIRST MASS TODAY Many To Attend Solemn Event At St. Vincenfs-Flrst In Many Years The celebration of his first mass by . Rev. Father Joseph Lilly of this city, who was ordained to the priesthood at St. Louis Thursday morning, will be one of the most impressive churca events held in this city. Rev. Lilly will say his first mass, assisted by Right Rev. Thos. Levan, at 10 o'clock this morning at St. Vincent's church. Rev. Lilly, a son of Mrs. E. S. Lilly of this city, is the third priest born in this city to celebrtae his first mass here. It will be the first church festivity 'of its kind in this city in more than 10 years. Rev. Monaghan of Ken rick Semi nary St. Louis County, will be the deacon, and Rev. Vidal of St. Vin cent's College faculty, will act as sub deacon. Rev. O'Brien, vice president of the college, will be the master of ceremonies. Rev. Father Le Sage, pastor of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, will preach the sermon. Because of the solemn event mass es at St Mary's Catholic church will I be said at an earlier hour than usual in order that the members of this parish may have an opportunity to be present at the celebration of Fa ther Lilly's first mass. Priests from neighboring towns are also expected to attend the solemn mass. JACKSON COUPLE MARRIED YESTERDAY EVENING Sykes Rodgexs, of Jackson, and Bride Leave for South on . Honey moon Trip. Sykes Rodgers and Miss Esther BrenneckC, of Jackson, were married yesterday evening in the county seat the ceremony being witnessed by many friends of the young couple. Following the ceremony a reception was given, which was attended by a host of friends. Mr. Rodgers is one of the leading young business men of the county seat. He has been engaged in ab stract work in Jackson. The couple departed early ihis morning for the South on an extended honeymoon trip. be sent to France for aviation duty on the battle lines. He is the first Cape boy to try for a commission in the aviation section cf the army.