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llll DO YOUR CHRISTMAS I'" I SHOPPING -ARLT iiil I 11MIIIII!ISIII1IIIIIII1IIIS!1 GHHIIB iiisiisnHn HII mi WEEI ONE Eight Pages tmmmmmmmm VOL:XVII THE CAFE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1918. NUMBER 41 LEI TIIB WILSON WELL F1EE SEAS LID CLAMPED Of GAPE BY COmiSSIOHERS IfJ FIGHT ON INFLUENZA Mayor And City Act After 120 Reported In Two Days-Ban On Until Dec. 15. CONGRESSMANWlS VICTIM; WIFE ALSO HAS THE DISEASE Children Are Forbidden To Play In The Streets During Campaign To Eradicate The Epidemic New Quarantine Ordered The M yor aw? Cty Cor..mission$s yesterday again i,sued a closing order cn schools ard bus r.ess houses and made the quarantine I'.d air-tight in an , ffort to out the endemic of influenza. The action followed an office , report af mo-c than 120 new cases of the disea e in two days, ine oan .u renain in efff ct rnt ! Decembci 15, when it is hoped that the restrictions may lie removed. The public schools will remain closed unt l January 1, Supt. Crocker, announced. Many pupiis and teachers have been stricken with the disease during the past week. J Extra policemen will be empioyeo. to eufoicv the quarantine, it was ga.d. Children will not be perm.tted to play on the street, and crowds win not be permitted to congregate on pub.c corners or in buMings. The closing order does not apply to mei- chants, but customers are requested to make their purchases and leave -the store as quickly as possible. J More than s.x hundred persons' have had the disease since the cp.-j demic was discovered. Many inrtu-i ntial people in the city are now ill,' to the reports, no one is ser.ously i'- at the present time. .Indire Edward I). Hays, the con- gre .sman-elecl, and Mrs. Hays are id at their home. Mr. and Mrs. Fred ( Naeter, who have been ill for almost, a week are sa d U have almost rt-j CiiVrltd. i Following '.s a ist of influenzaf victims reported from private resi-j denies in this city since the ep demur j ira.t became ureva'.ent. This list d(M's net .nclude the patient.- at St. Vincent's Academy or at the Normal school : Josie and Lola Pearson, J. E. Miller, Heary Hoi ier, Ernest Points, Oma Crader, Henry Roechig, (2 cases) John Van Doren, Howard Knapp, A. W. Dennis. Cora Smith, Marie Werner, John Ruebel, Mrs. Bal ard, H. Lindsay, Mr. Gibson, ( 4 cases) T. R. Cook, Frank Summers, Witt Estes. Ah Mason, Jesse Baker, Matt Buckner, Henry Schwab, Mrs. Barnes, Clyde McKee, Louis Rcth, John Mathis, J. W. Lindley. (." cas.s) Mrs. Liston Comer, Mrs. Bern Davis, Georgia Weitover, J. H. Mutzler, Mrs. Cara Evans. Mr. Schroder, (2 cases) M. Ruebel. Mr. Neal, 116 S. Sprigg St. Reido Nebel, i Fred R. Kage, Mrs. John Schuler, John Daume. Eu'a Kersterson, Martin Hente, John Ruebel, J. Mathias, D. HJlderbrand, Mrs. Mai Buckner, Mrs. Chas. Nenninger, Rary Shannon, Rev. Lohman, Commissioners New Cases Are Charles Lang, Mrs, Lindsay, 21 S. Ellis St. L. Cleveland, Be.s Wathen, August Boehle, Gus Gockel, Jlulh Thias, Chas. Miller, - Adam RoJoff. Martin Schack, G. L. Meyer. M. Nichols, (3 cases) John Robert. Mrs. Evens, Harmony Ave. Arthur Cruise, Mr. Kersterson, (4 cases) Wm. Knapp, Edward Hainan, John Wolter, Eunice, Evelyn and Edith Haman, Robert Thomas, John Ranney, Clara Ruff, Roy Rot., J. W. Fleming, J. J. Hunter, Adam Holter, Richard Spaulding, J. F. Schwepkter, Ernest Summers, . Adolph Sprigg, A- L. Kng, Mrs. Kim, 25 S. Frederick St. Nora Hoffman, Mary A. Ranney,, Pearl Gehrs, Edward Belk, Mrs. Harry Engl'sh, . Mrs. Edw. D. Hays, L. T. Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jaynes, Mrs. Chas. Warner, Edward Woods. Don Fath, Mike Evans, Mr and Mrs. Gentry, 5 S. Hanover Street, Odie Skelton, Mrs. Bryan t and son, 810 North Sprigg St. Miss Gray, 145 S. Frederick St. L. Hirsch, Ed. Swan, Werner, 9."0 William St. Albeit Maevers, Jones Seabaugh, Aug. Schiader, Mr.-. Geo. Reyborn and daughtrr. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cottreil, Mrs. Lynne, 225 S. Pacific St. Farrow. 716 S. Ellis St. Hilderman, 223 S. Frederick St. Joe Wolsey, (3 cases.) Mrs. Morrison, 26 S. Spanish St. W. Osbom. Baby Simpson, G o. Reybourn, (3 cases) Wagner, 1110 N. Sprigg St Rosa VasterKr.g, Miss Gertrude Knapper, Joe Hellier, (3 cases) Roy Maygraf, (2 casrs) Werner, 930 Williams St. (Continued on page 4.) D With JOE J. RUSSELL'S CONDITION SERIOUS Physician Forbids Him Tc Go To The Capilol-Has Been Blind Congressman Joe J. Kusserl, who has been ill in Wa hington for several months, has been cid red by li s p':y &cian to remain away from the cap ita', until his condition improves. Herbert Smith, editor of the Charles ton Courier, and a close friend of Mr. Russel! w.au- in th? Cape this week and reported the congressman's con dit:on to be virtually unchanged. "Mr. Russell suffered two strokes during the summer," jftid Mr. Smt'th, and for ?onie tun?, he was totally blind. This condition has improved, however, but his condition is still veiy ser'ous. I rece'ved a letter from his :ecretary a few days ago, stating that th; Congressman had been com piled to rema n constantly in the hospite'. His pnysician has refased him permission to go to the Cauitol unt'l h" : condition has improved. "Mrs. Russell is also qu te ill of stomach troubV.. but her condition is not so serious a :s Mr. Russe Ts. I believe the defeat of Mr. Russeli i; the best th'ng that could have hap pen d to him. He will now get an opportunity to get a thorough rest, which is absolutely necessary if he is to survive hs illne s. He would have bqen bett r off physical'y had he re tired two years ago." Mr. Smith s,:d Congressman Rus sel". suffered the second stroke within two weeks aft r he was first str'eken. He was not positive that Mr. Rus reli's eyes'ght had been restored, bu.t information received by frinds in Charlaston indicated that he was cgain able to see. MASONS INITIATE MANY CANDIDATES Thursday was a gala day 'n the j Ma ton e circles in this city. There j was specia' convocation of Wilson j Royal Arch Chapter No. 75 for the! purpose of conferring the degree of i Royal Arch Masonry upon a number j of candidates. In all seven Master! Masons received what is known in t masonry as the chapter degrees. The! wxrk of conferr ng degree; began prompfiy at 1 o'clock p. m., jnd con tinued unt'l late in the night At 6 o'c'ock in the evening the ladies of the order of . the Eastern Star, the I ladies auxiliary of Masonic order, served a very fine luncheon to the members of the chapter. The following persons from out of tjwn received the degrees: James A. Caldwc'l. Jackson, Missouri, J. F. Angel, J. M. Caruthers, J. D. Barks, 1 Full Hands and O. Wilson And Cousin Woodrow Off For France Head Ard Shoulders Of Fa mous Family To Swap Ideas At Peace Meeting Will Call On The King. (By Wireless) Somewhere at Sea, Dee 1918 Friends: Well, here I go over to the peace conference with Cousin Woodrow. I hope this boat don't hit a mine. If it does, t Katy by the door for yours iruly, bit I'l not go down "withomt a .mriiisre-le. I made the acquaintance of all on . . ah: rd. s.nd thev seemed tickled to death to meet me. My new celluloid collar glistens :ike a six pound gun on cne of them torpedo boats that's tra ling us looking for some submar ine. that ain't surrendered. I wonder what the King will say when I climb off this vessel and shake his wing. I always d.d want to get next ta a King. 1 don't want to fa'l out with any of them nabobs over . . , T . " J-' there, but I am going to sup it to( the Kinir risrht off the bat that I'm here to back up Cousin Woodrow onJto ,c wpll enoun to rcturn home. ' every one of them fourteen points,' ' " ever, if I have tc- throw some loid down ;.nd get sti-addle of him. But I don't want to fight unless pushed. I understand me and Cousin Wood row w.li bunk with the King as soon as Fiance gets through making a fuss over ir. 1 am told that Lloyd George could use me in his campaign, and if j Cous.n wcjtirow can spare me troir. i the peace caucus, 1 wi.3 make a fewj speeches boosting Lloyd. I want to; leu tne to kc- over tnere anyway just htfw 1 was treated down in Dunklin when I made the race for Senator, That was rough stuff the Democrats j handed me. but of course I never. criticize the Democrats before Cousin Woodrow because he's cne of them.; from what I hear, the big fight at: the peace meeting will' be over thc freedom of the seas. I and Lansing are loaded fcr 'em on that po'nt, but I csn't show my hand now. because some German tpy might tip it off to J i.onaon ana that would sdiII the beans for Cous'n Woodrow. The farther this beat gets away from the bank, the more I think of my cid constituents in Cape Girar deau, but I ain't sea sick yet. I want to go through my vrJise and try and 'ocate some of the blotters I had piinted in the lat campaign with my picture on 'em. I want to drop one on the King and Queen'.-, desk while I'm vis.ting at their house. Well, 1 hear the first ca,1! for sup- per, so will beat it in and avo.id the rusn. i?o long- . O. Wilson. p- S. This is pretty soft. I hope Cousin Woodrow don't find cut that we am t no kin. and E. F. Hitt of Advance. Those from the city receiving degrees were F. A. Kemphfer anJ John F. Noah I Many Roya'. Arch Masons from sur - rcundng towns were in attendance! at th's meet ng. Heart BLOOMFIELD SON MURDERS MOTHER Club? Her To Death With Bail When He Suffers Mental Collapse William Coleman, a farmer living near Bloomfield, muiderr-d h's mother last Saturday afternoon, by beating her to death with a rail. Young Colemin's mind ha?; been somewhat derang d for several months and his heafWi hs been very bad. It is ?aid thst he became mortally unbal anced from vrry of being in the . .... .... , lratt ar.d nis neaitu Decame ko nati that he was ient away and treated by spec'alists, v.her he seemed to improve to the extent that the doc tor? pronounced h'm well. After he ieturnl to his home hr was niarrit-d and then he again berame very s:cl; nnd was thought to be lo-ing his mind. He w,is again sent to St. Louis Mil lilt. IlT , lO A 11 Sllb . UVUlfT t whtrc the electors pronounced him His wife and mother, it is said, tried to be with him a"l th? time possible to keep h'm from worrying and it .oems that he and his mother were o it in the yard at their home and n: was chopping wood. His mother . , . , Peking up wood from the groana when the son suddenly became en- . . . , . . . . r,2rPU anrt c,11snel ner ntn a rail. He was taken to Bloomfield and placed in th". county jail where he ; wil, probab!y bc famine,! and sent to the state ho-pital. Sheriff McNiel stated that Coleman . walked nis ce I and wrung his hands and asked to b- sent home and re- fused to eat on'.y personally. what he fed him KANSAS CITY LINE FARE. LOSES 8c Three Federal Judges Decline to Grant Order Permitting 2c Increase. Kansas Citv. Kan.. Dec. ft The ne , tition of the Kansas City Railways Company for an order permitting it I to increase its fare to 8c was denied , here today by three federal judges, sittinsr en banc. SPRINGFIELD, MO., SCHOOLS CLOSED AGAIN BY FLU ' Springfield, Mo., Dec. ft The pub- i,C lu8 we ordered closed today iur me srcona iime as a result oi a I new outbreak of the influenza. PRESIDENT WILL INSIST ON POINT, CAPITAL TUNIS Great Britain Does Not Want To Relinquish Naval Supremacy, But Wilson Will Make Demand At Peace Conference PRESIDENT GIVEN FAREWELL AS Former German Kaiser Expresses Willingness To Face Trial Will Place The Blame For War, Then He Says WaJiino-ton Dit. C Fi'esidcnt Wilson's trin to the peace conference in ' Frsnce, which was begun Wednesday, J is the general opinion in Washington. WhUe he has repeated y expre.ed himselt in no uncertain terms in favor of freedom of the seas, there seems t be a determined effort in Engiand ti dechr.e to make this concts.lon. It is believed that President Wilson wiil reiterate li s ileterm'iiaiion for free seas at the conference. New York. Dec. 6 Bound on a mission the principal objects of which are the abolition of militarism ami the attornment of a just world peace, Woodrow Wilson, first president of the United States to visit Europe while in office, is speeding across the Atlantic toward France to attend the greatest international conference m history. On the transport George Washing ton, one-time German passenger liner, manned by a navy crew and with deck guns ready for action, and accompanied by a naval convo, the president left Now York harbor today ! amid a demonstration without parallel in the history of the port. The president took h's place an the Hying bridge as the great ship mov ed down the bay. River craft and i-, , , snips ! many nauotis uippca nags and tooted wrrstlcs and thousands of persons bade him God sp'-d in cheer, and flag wavings from sky se rap pels and piers. Off Quarantine, where Staten Is land thronsrs waved and shouted a second farewell and monitors, gun boats and ar llery-men at Fort Ham ilton joined in s.f'uting gun lire, the George Washington met its ocean convoy the superdreadnaught Pen- . . . . . f 1 nsylvania and a quintet of destroyers, with her ofricia! consoit and ten oth- er ''pstroycrs, which joine,! the fleet! for a cruise to the imit of American terr'tor'al waters, the George Wash ing disappeared over the c. s'.ern horizon shortly after noon. Wilson left his native shores, ac cording to per 'ns who conferred ... ion sauru iieierm.neti against mili tarism in any form. He feels that the crushing of Pmssian militarism is part of his plan for the future per?e of the world, these informants sa;d , In command of Admiral Mayo, the pesee :luadron is heading, it is un derstood, for Brent, an Amer can de- 'maikation port n France. Its date of arriva is ur.ceilain, but a quick i passage is not required, as ample: time remains for conference prelim-! : i ii. : ....UI.. 1 . 1. j jn inc. r rencn coast ine prcsiucni , . ,.. , , will be welcomed bv a squadron of, hr former y Mi Nehie Lee Tal Americ: warship '. French. Brit'sh! cnt, :i so of Cape G-'rardeau. are h-M and Italian vessels also, it's exiected, I nrisorers in Hast St. ilouis. wher? ...:n : a. ! will join in the greeting at sea, which wi i be followed by a succession of official ceremonies, marking the progre e of the American eecutive to f'Hris to the war front, and pre sumably to capitals of Great Britian, Belgium and Italy. Amerongen, Holland. Dec. 6 "I am a private citizen, and while in Holland will' not make any statement what ever for publication." This wns the former German em peror's message to the Associated Press correspondent when he called at Count von Bentfink's castle again today. The German general acting as or derly (formerly governo- f Metz) brought the message oirect irom Will am Hohenzolern, . who' last eve n'ng was inclined to make a public declaration, but today changed his mind. The -message continued: "You must fully rea'ize my posi tion. I am threatened on all sides ENTHUSIASTIC HE BOARDS SHIP may bring alout freedom of the ;eas, with vrimina! charges, which, if brought. I must face. Therefore. I must reseive any statement until charges are actually brought. "Alw, I owe a certain loyalty to the present German government and cannot make a declaration which might compromise others." The correspondent requested Uie general to ask the former emperor whether he would confirm the Crown prince's assertion regarding the Kruger tomogram and the gentrai brought back the answer: "The Crown Prince is absolutely correct n his facts. The flegrr.ni. already written, was laid before me for sig nature. "1 i 'Mused to sign it for three days, but iinaVy d:d s-o under pressure of the Gorman dinlomats amt my politi cal advisers, who advanced many reasons for sending the dispatch. Of course, having :'ign'd it. I take full responsibility." The former emperor and empress are leading a very quiet life. Their tab'e is of the sinipliest; in fact, they have submitted to regulations re quiiing them to be rationed for bread and b.itter and other edib'es just as the ordinary country f.'k. Occasion ally they waik i.n the .-urrounding woods but recent days have, been so wet tht it has been almost impossible for them to go out except for a car nage ride. CAPE GIRL, ONLY 15, WEDS BIGAMIST Miss Tallent and Husband Held by East St. Louis Police -She Will be Freed Gecrge A. I'iggot. Tornierly of Cape Girard au. id h's lli-yctr oid ... he is charged with b gamy. Piggot and Miss Talent were mar ried in St. Iui by Dr. C. W. Tal leck, presiding elder of the St. Lcuis Methodist Conference. The youthful appearance of the bride was respon sible for the arret. When searched at the East St. Louis police station, the marriage certificate was fourki. The girl told the police she was just 15 years of age and that she had met Piggot in Cape Girardeau three years ago. He admitted having z. wife and chi'dren living at Benton, I I. He 'ays he brought suit for a divorce 3 months ago and supposed the decree had been granted. He will tkely be prosecuted and his bride set free. The bride is a relative of George Tallent, ths former Cape Girardeau policeman.