Jefferson City Daily Capital News, February 21, 1919

Jefferson City Daily Capital News

February 21, 1919

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Jefferson City Daily Capital News (Newspaper) - February 21, 1919, Jefferson City, Missouri HRHHBHHHH AVL    the World    News—All the Local    News—News when it is News The Daily Capital News AN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER Vol. « JRKKKRSON HTY. MO.. FRIDAY. KHURI'AUY 21. IOMI CONFER Willi fill IN FIGHT OF KANSAS CITY REPUBLICANS IS WAXING WARM Disappointed Politicians Make a Hitter Fight to Secure Special Fleet ion Legislation. j Ho declared the plan to nominate a Instructed to Ask Democrats man without taking politics into con J D Ll*    C    *i    I    •-‘•deration    was    the best to follow. and Kepublican Commit- On the motion of Mr. Decker the lees to Unite Upon a Candidate. ULD ELIMINATE PARTY AT SPRING ELECTION rn — st Gun in Effort to Get a Business Man for Mayor Was Fired Yesterday. President of the club was authorized ot name a committee of three to a>-certain of commission government cull! hr* applier! to this city. DECIDE Y. M. C. A. MUST BE BUILT IN THE CITY Meeting Fast Night Perfects Organization and Plan Will He Presented. President A. A. Speer of the Com- ^ Ue meeting held at the Library mereial Club in pursuance of a reno- • nitfDt to consider the \. M. C. A. lotion adopted by the club yesterday I Preposition was well attended. At the to attempt to remove politics from j(*Ue f'hairman was directed to ap-the election of mayor in April, last P<K,lt a citizens committee to bring night announced a committee of sjx ! m ^ Unite plan to confer with the Democratic and V    °f Poston and J. H. Hanks Republican City Committees in an ef-j0^ '*ou*s spoke and explained th* fort to get them to agree to support ! ^    am*    ^    'vaf:    srnso the same candidate. The committee is * meeting that an organization hr as follows:    J    perfected at once looking to a modern A. Hrandenberger. Lev. Father So-lingor, T. Lawson Price, I). F. Calfee. DEMOCRATS ANSWER THE CNK AIR ('MARCKS MADE Declare Republicans Are Trying to Holster Pp Party In Legislation. «ir_- t he Two I ppcr ST. Flout NI VRV'S HOSPITAL s ol \\ liich Were (•'ti11<*«| bv Flames Last Night building in Jefferson City. Hugh Stephens was elected chairman of the meeting and representatives were present from all churches in the citv. Dr. Edward Mansur and Ed S. Austin. Three are Democrats and three arr Republicans in party affiliation. The committee will offer no candidate, but will ask the committees of both parties to agree upon a Jefferson City, business man. Only the office of i mayor will he affected, i bis is the    - fit** decisive step in the effort to elm - Declares Congressmen Are DYER MAKES CHARGE RAILROAD PROPAGANDA lie- mate politics from that office and has The hearty support of a majority of j citizens it is believed. Tho committee is expected to report at a meeting of the club next Thor?-J dav noon at the Central Hotel. ing Hum barded With Letters. (Bv Associated Pr**«) WASHINGTON. Fob. 20.—Repre- entative Dyer of Missouri charged Mr. Spoor also announced tho fol-;,hat hinj!(tfr offorta w<w    marte lowing committee to investigate the infh|f,n„. mfmber3 of COBltrsM practicability of securing commission vot(, fo|. th(1 continuance of rai|,.oad government for Jefferson City: A. T. Pumm, Ernest W. Decker and \V. M.l Oakerson. Mr. McHenry declared that he had stated that if the right man could control. A widespread propaganda has been started he said adding headquarters had been established n Washington anti letters were sent out saving it i he disastrous    ’urn    the radio private o    >. The fight of some Republican polite cians of Kansas* City, who are disappointed because of their defeat fir office, to secure special election legislation for their home city is waving warm in tho legislature. At a committee hearing before tho House comm it t enc Wednesday evening David M. IVoeto , defeated candid Re for prosecuting attorney of Jackson county, accused the members of tin general assembly from Jackson county of being political parasites and other things which were as equally uncomplimentary. Representatives Taylor, Wilkinson, Keenan and Pre wet t of that county, resent very much the charge and declare that they do not know what lier Proctor is still sore as a result of his defeat for the office of prosecuting attorney or just playing for publicity in tho Kansas City Star. The argument of Proctor before tho committee was answered by J. G. L. Harvey. K. E. O’Malley, at one time Democratic nominee for mayor, James Aylward, chairman of the Democratic county committee and Sam Strother, chairman of the city committee. It was cited by them that the present election laws were enacted by a J Republican house controlled by I Chauncey I. Dilley of St. Louis, who I during his time was a big Republican boss, and was later amended during the administration of Govemoi Hadley, also a Republican. "The trouble with the Republicans In Kansas City and Jackson county is that then* is no Republican party there. WY in Jackson county are like GENERAL TRAUB VICTOR BERGER IS PRAISES TROOPS CONVICTED IN COURT FROM MISSOURI OF VIOLATING LAW Declares the Thirty •Fifth vision Did ti leat Work in the Argonne Drive. Iii- j Congressman From Milwaukee Liven a Penitentiary Sentence ^es* terday. No Lives Lost But Removal of Inmates May Result in Some Deaths It Is Thought. FLAMES HARD FOUGHT BY FIRE DEPARTMENT (UCMCK YI. M ARTIN SAYS OI I U FRS MISTREATED It KA I) AN ADDRESS UHN YIM; DISLOYALTY Kansas Were Official Testifies They Transferred Without Reason. Declares Punishment ('mild Only He Dealt Out in I lilted States and Japan. Illy A•nociatml Pi'pmiJ WASHINGTON, Fell. 20. A din-mat ie recital of the fighting of I he Missouri anti Kansas National Guard was given the Committee on lions*' Rules by Major General Traub. Appearing to deny charge; of the needless sacrifice of men made Ie Governor Allen of Kansas, General! Ti auh described with great pi id* Mu I work of Ins troops from th*- time iheyj went over the top unlit they fought six days and nights over most .strongly fortified section. "For six days and nights," Ii*' said, "yvi* fought the best the Roche Iud. We penetrated the line* for five ard a hall miles, took 1,000 prisoner, and captured 24 piece; of field artillery and lo machine gun . We |**>t OOO killed and 4,500 wounded, the majoi ity of the latter being wounded hut slightly. Tlieie never was a finer body of men than tho.-e I had th** bono*' to (fly A"**** TH I #*< I Pre#*) CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Victor I, had the the Democrats of Saline, Howard and 'command. They were a wonderful lot other large Democratic counties of1 who asked onlv to know what Wa. declared Mr. Avlward v* s- • wanted arui they did it arid did it \« < |], be secured for mayor ho felt the cit izens would subscribe to a fund to employ an assistant to relieve h «>. the active work. For that reason Mi*. McHenry declared an “active busi-noss man" should he name*!. Mayor Chapman was called upon. Mr. Chapman said he had studied the| affairs of the city thoroughly but th** Bulletin From Paris Declares He time was growing when a man would M. CLEMENCEAU IS REPORTED RESTING WELL Has No Excessive Temperature. have to be made up some way. For that; conduct of the financial end. With the1    _ pas ing of £12,000 per annum lost on    (By    Assoclated    Press) saloon licenses he felt that it would PARIS, Feb. 20.—A bulletin issued have to be made cp some way. For that I this evening by the attending reason it would require the time of an1 geons says: active mon to car' v the city through    Clemenceau’s    condition su re tinues satisfactory, per atul e 37." BELL COMPANY FINED FOR INCREASING RATES conits lean time for the next two years, tinues satisfactory. Pulse 74; terrine said he wou’d not accept the office again and he felt that politics should be forgotten in the city election. Sam P>, Cook was called upon. He said he hoped to see petty politics ibandoned in the city election. “I am for Jefferson City first,” he Oklahoma Will Not Stand for ■emarked. This brought out much ap-J the Raise (’on tem plated by dause.    I    General Burleson. John Sommere declared Mr. Cook    _ ad expressed his views of the mater. Th** wounded received the hest of care. General Ti auh said th*1 7,000 wound-H'dle'l’^ Ua intf through tit** field from the 35th Division were hurried to the real with truck.-, hut because of’ the devil-i h fire they could only be moved at night. One main road served the whole corps arui on*- time it ref)uired TH hours to build a road around a crater’ caused by a German shell. Airplanes appeared on call and flew* over j the German lines. A shortage (Continued on page G.) resentatives of (Bv Associated Press)    I    Voters’    League, OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 20.—:    *    .    i    < , I —    _    credentials    from Judge Docker of tho County Court Fines of SI I, OOO were assessed against j .....    .. he state terdav. "When the police and election j boa ids of Kansas City were controlled by appointees of Governor the Democratic majority increased. One of the causes for our great success there is the split in the opposition party in 1012. They have not recovered from it yet and never will,” concluded Mr. Aylward. It is also cited by the Kansas City Democrats that the Hadley boatel was in control when Mayor Henry L. .lost was elected mayor by the largest majority a candidate ever received    in that city. “There is no Republican party    in Jackson county and the defeated can-) didates are merely trying to create one by legislative enactment,” . aid1 Mr. Harvey. In discussing this matter Representative John IL Taylor cited the elec- - «    .ii!    (Bv    A    <*'>'lit* I Pre J'*’> lion of four years aKo when two    la-, rARls    l(b    ^.-American troops .lies representing women's clubs    of hav„    arr|vw|    in    ,{l.r,in    ;ay3    a    ,ljs. the city were stationed at all polling |iaU.h Th(. troopf a„. .ai(| to b,.|„nK places in the North End, where clee- (0 ,hf    NVw    Yoik R,,KuIar an,| tion crookedness is charged, in addi- h,.jr ,,uty wj„ b(, to tak„ ca,„ (lf ,,x. ti°n to Republic! n watchers and iep-|pwtw| transports of food. ofit'oc n( fKo Vnn.P;n*tisJin Berger and the four other Socialists convicted of violating th** espionage act, YM I** each sentenced to 20 years* impi i onment by Judge leundis today after he had overruled motions for a new trial. Judge I .anti is listened patiently for hour while each of th** defendants delivered speechs on Socialism anti likened themselves to th** political and moi a1 martyrs of history. It was their privilege to .ny something before sentence yy.*|!s pronounced and each took full advantage of the opportunity. Th** sentence was the maximum. Reign i: a Congii*;- man-elect from Milwaukee, and publisher of th** Mil Yvaitkee Leader, a Socialist daily. II** wa **ne of lim organizers, with Eugene V. Deb;--, of tile National Socialist party. Aftn tit* motion of a new trial had been denied, Judge Landis ask***! if any of th*' defendants de ired to say anything before sentence. Henry ( oehems, counsel for Berger, declared that his client wished to do to. The congressman-elect then t* pped before the bar, took five page., of typewritten matter and nervously began to read. “This is i ho first of five trials I must fare for th** po-it ion th** Socialist party ami th** Milwaukee Leader have Hundreds of Willing Hands Aid in Rescue Work—Mrs. Gardner Offers Mansion Temporarily. Fin* last night destroyed th** tool and practically the two tipper Hoorn of St. Mary’s Hospital aud caused a loss aggregating from $36,000 to $50,000. Thirty-five patients, many of them in a serious condition us a result of operations recently performed, were carried from the building hut no fives were lost. The fifteen sisters win* art the Mother Superior and most of the nurses were getting ready for tho night. Father Molies, who has a rootii on the first floor, was immediately* notified and with the Bisters and what help could bo secured about tho building they started for tin* fourth floor. rho patients on that floor were mostly obi people. They were taken down to the lower floor and for a time it seemed there was no danger. Gradually th** flames spread and about 8 o’clock broke through the roof sending a flood of light all over that part of the city. Hundreds of people gath-er«*d on the seem* standing in tho slush and snow and watching the flams eat through the roof. The prominent location of the blinding mail** it easily visible from all over th** west part of the city. Then began th** efforts to get the patients removed. Strong men led by Father Melies, Dr. Haigh, Dr. dark and hundreds of others went into the rooms and picked th** patients out of their heils. Sheets were wrapped rt$l' nurses rendered heroic sendee dim! Around n,0Hl of ,,w‘m nn'* t]l,,y wrr* as ing th** plogress of the flumes in getting their patient^ out of the building. 'Hie fire may have been cause*! by (*ither of two things. One was Dom the flue that runs from tin* top ti*..or to th** ha ement and the other up* position that electric !i)fht wiles in the garret under th** roof may have* caused the Ida/.**. It was under.,tood from early arrivals that th** shaft in th** building was burning some time before th** flumes broke out th t ough th** ioof. Among lh*' patients in the Hospital at th** time of the fin* who were rescued wen* Mil. Marion Rond Crowell, daughter of Supreme Judge arni Mr.;. Henry VV. Bond; Mrs. Dennis Kiesel-bach and Mrs. It. Keown of this (Tty. All of them ive re taken to their home s arui except for th** excitement were riot in a had shape last night. The other patients for th** most part were) from outside of Jefferson City. Many of them were from Osage, Miller and Gasconade counties. A dozen aged persons who occupied th** top (loo* were taken from th** building early. Mrs. Fred I). Gardner, wife of the governor, offered the top floor of the Executive Mansion la t night a a temporary hospital. Seven or- eight. taken in fbi war," Berger read, "f of the patient of Dr-. Clark and Foam riot guilty of the charges against | loo were removed to that place. The AMERICAN TROOPS ARRIVE IN BERLIN rn** any more than Your Honor. 'His wa; < government in thin case ha.-s not shown any single instance of insubordination or interference with the draft. A verdict of this kind could not he handed dov.n in any court except in the I 'niteil State;; and possibly Japan. Are There for Purpose of Distributing Food It Is Said. LAFOLLETTE DEFENDS LOYALTY TO COUNTRY ingested that if it was possible to ote oncommission form of govem-lent he was heartily in favor of it. the Bell Telephone Company for putting into effect rates ordered by Post-Master General Burleson. the Non-Partisan ho were there on the Socialist ann Prohibition parties. "No crookedness was disclosed by (Continued on page «.) THE WEATHER MAN SAYS i Cloudy Friday, probably followed by rain or snow; lower temperature on Saturday. I Pictures the ( arise of Unrest in His Address to Senate. (I'.V' AnaoHntftd Preen) WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—Senator Lafollette vigorously defended his loyalty in the course of his address tonight in which he pictured causes for the popular unrest in the United Slate?;. The senator declared he would not longer permit aspersions on his loyalty arui said he was,for pure democracy in this country. entire upper floor of the Mansion wa. turned ov**i for that purpose. Ernest Moor che! last night tendered to the hospital th** us** of the residence of his father the former Jacob F. Mo*-r. die! on Sw ft’s Highway, which sin*** the death of Mr. Moer-chel has not been occupied but which i completely equipped. It is likely the offer will he accepted by the sisters. Tire loss to the hospital ifully covered by insurance, hut the necessity for doing without it during a period of reconstruction will hr* the greatest hardship. St. Mary’s Hospital represents an investment of about $150,-000. The fire .'.tarted about 6:30 o’clock shortly after the patients had been given their supper. Smoke was discovered pouring out of the top floor by a girl by the name of Ione who helps at the hospital. She hastily carlie*! the news to the lower floor where bodily carried out of the building. Those from the city were taken to their homes, tint those from out of th** city were removed to nearby residences which were thrown ope tx for their reception. At th** home of Ernest Moerscliel across from th** Hospital live of the worst cases were carried and Mil, Moerschel busied herself with a . core of ladies in making them as comfortable as possible. Four more were taken to the home of L. E. Gillen also directly across from the hospital. They were mado comfortable there. One of the most dangerous ca cs was Mrs. G. Nilgcs who was operated upon ye today morning. She wa. a patient of Dr. Clark arui sh*- wa; removed to the emergency hospital in the rear. Dr. Clark said later that she might not survive the Truck. Mrs. R. Keown, who has been in the hospital, was well on her way lo recovery. She was taken to her home a few blocks away. Mrs. Dennis Kiexelhach, who was also operated upon recently, was removed to lier home in an automobile. Hundreds of willing hands aided in the removal of th** patients. Some of them were brought out upon their hospital cots an*! were not disturbed a great deal. They exhibited great fortitude and not one complained. Many women over the city offered their homes temporarily for the ill on**.; and Mrs. Fred D. Gardner arrived on th** scene. .She found Dr. Clark wading around in the water and told him that if he desired to use the top floors of the Executive Mansion she would ire glad to put them in condition to receive tin* patients. Dr. Clark had about decided last night to take up the offer of the wife of the governor in case there was no chance to get a building nearer. Mrs. Gardner said the two floors could be easily fitted up for hospital purposes. The patients in the main were I mostly from outside of Jefferson City. There were a dozen or more from Osage county and some from Gasconade county. St. Mary’s hospital I has a great reputation all over Cen-I ti a! Missour i and has attracted much I business for that reason. ) The bulletin board of the hospital hanging at the front entrance con- (Contluued on page 6.) rn mr ;