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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, MAY 29, 1914
100 YEAR OLD
Mrs. Manora Johnson Adopt
ed Two Motherless Child
ren Four Years Ago
WEIGHS 307; ENJOYS LIFE
Nurse in Cholera Epidemic and
Civil War and Reared Family
by Her Own Work
Carthago, Mo., May 23. Mrs.
Marona Johnson, weight 307, height
6 feet 2 inches, age 100 years, washes
once each week, bakes twice a week,
cares for seven-room house, sews for
two little girls she "took in" four
years ago because she was lonesome,
cooks for their father who boards
with her and walks each Saturday to
the Seventh Day Ailventist Church.
That sounds like a pretty busy
program for the average woman of
many less years, but Mrs. Johnson
says it is nothing and to prove it
shows her garden and chickens, which
she cares for herself. Her hair is
thick and white, her flesh linn,
she has 1 perfectly .-ound teeth,
she h:is never been in a dentist's
chair and she can read large type
anil her own writing without glasses.
Ilcr present busy days follow a
life ilia has had as much more of
cxieteiiient than that of the average
woman as her years are greater. She
was born in Scotland, May 2, 1MI,
the daughter of a sea captain. She
traveled with her father during her
L'irlhood and was lircnnring to learn
the tailor trade in Aberdeen when
she became ill of smallpox. In those
days persons who recovered from
small-pox and wire known to be im
mune were drafted for nurses ami
she spent six years at an infirmary
completing her training for caring for
the sick. She was allowed one year
because of her services during the
smallpox epidemic, following her re
covery. Volunteer Cholera Nurse.
In is:(( she was married to a
young civil engineer and devoted her
life to her home ami the sick until
1S")5 when she volunteered to come
to America for service in the cholera
epidemic. She was one of a party of
10 nurses sent from Scotland ami she
went to Cincinnati, where she served
nine months. On her return to
Scotland she persuaded her husband
to come to this country and they
lived at Marietta, )., whence she
volunteered as u Union nurse when
the Civil War began and was as
signed to Siegel's division.
When she was discharged from the
Army, she was assigned to accompany
12 Southeast Missouri Soldiers to
their homes and the families of the
men made her so welcome that she
sent for her husband to join her.
Johnson then was sent to Indian
Territory on United States work,
and in IStiO was killed by frontier
robbers, as he was returning to his
home with pay for long service. A
band of cattlmen driving steers to
market found his body, buried it
and sent word to Mrs. Johnson.
She was left practically penniless
with a large family of children, ami
she says that in the next few years
she worked "with head and hand
combined'' to support and educate
her children. She nursed, farmed,
worked by the day, sewed and did
everything that promised an honest
penny. Since her children left home,
she has traveled a bit and in 1 S7
she went to Scotland and she hopes
to go again. In I'.HH she chaperoned
a party of 10 Joplin girls to the
St. Louis World's lair. She was in
St. Louis three weeks, and she says
of her trip a
better tune I never
has "iS grandchildren
I, nt none lives near
her, and she be
l'.llll -lie became
came lonely. So in
foster mother for
ji i r 1 - ami she cares
.makes all of their el
'a.- h.yal to her a
real mother. liny
doing for tin in an'
trouble to care for
wt'PV'ii who (in hi
. was II.' il
it t is in i
two mil- lor i
v her "wi-li'ii
1,500 People Attended Lutheran
Meeting Last Sunday
GROWING OF CHURCH
Many Visitors from Cape, Perry
and Scott County
Last Sunday will long be remem
bered by the Lutherans of Cape Girar
deau It was the day set apart for
the celebration of the 60th anniversary
of the local church organization.
On the 28th day of May 1854 a
small number of Lutherans under
the leadership of Rev. A. Lehmann
come together and adopted a resolu
tion or organize a Lutheran congre
gation. Soon ufterward, more mem
bers were added and though at times
the little band seemed unable to
maintain their organization, never
theless, by the help of God, that
same congregation stands today a
mighty host of about 1000 souls.
The narochial school from the be
ginning, was a special feature of tlx
Lutheran congregation, and by tin
Grace of God it shall remain thus.
The first church of the organization
stood on Williams street between
Frederick and Middle. In 1n7
the present house of worship on
Themis street wa
se' oid was built in
those days consider!
ing, being, howeve
lsti.l and W:is in
1 a stately build
, utterly out of
today. The names of tl e pas
who have si rved the eoiigrega-
tion are ns follows: Lehmann, Harms,
Kicdcl, l'olack, Sievers. Sehaller,
ITachbast, Lobcck. Wilder. The fol
lowing teachers have had charge
of the parochial school: Meyer, Week,
llaertel, Wente, Kroenke, liemmann,
Lindoerfer, liciderw icdcti, Kramp, Wm
Niermann, Pott, F. W. Niermann
and Miss I'osa Nierniaim.
For the celebration of the 00 anni
versary, manifold preparations had
been made and the celebration itself
was held according to programs.
Sunday morning Prof. J. Sehaller,
professor of theology at Lutheran
I Seminary, Milwaukee, Wis., who,
from lss.'i to lsss was pastor of the
congregation, preached in the German
language. At 2 p. m. Prof. O. C. A.
Hoecler of Concordia Seminary,
Springfield, 111., set forth the happi
ness of God's people in an eloiiient
sermon in the F.nglish language.
At both these services the church
was tilled to its utmost capacity.
The church choir rendered some fine
selections, directed by Prof. F. Wj
Niermann. The school children also
delighted the audience with their
At H p. in. great throngs again
assembled to hear the organ recital
given by Prof. II. Hciden of St. Louis.
For over one hour the most quiet
and orderly audience listened with
rapture to the' sweet strains which the
professor managed to call forth from
his favorite instrument. It is esti
mated that about l.'iOO people at
tended each of the three meetings
Over a dozen ministers anil teachers
from abroad were among the at
(endants, who came from all parts
of Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott
ounties, from Illinois, Wi-poiisiu and
from far away Mini sta. Although
the weather was hot and sultry all
seemed to enjoy themselves.
on the line at S::iO and her bread
out of the oven at the same time,
making a doublebeat on her neigh
bors every week.''
Mrs. Johnson does not ascribe
her many years to her mode of life,
but to her family. Her father .-he
says, lived to be 127 and her mother
was a very active young woman shen
killed in an accident at .IS. In Scot
land -he says it formerly was not
uncommon to find 100 persons 100
years old in one village. Americans, !
she thinVj are killing themselves'
with their food. She believes they
eat to much grease.
She walked four liiihs to rid'- thej
lir.-t time in all automobile, but she
I thinks such machines make life too
i-y Wireless telegraphy she con-1
li rs very wonderful, but an airship
ZEN PASSES AWAY
One of Cape County's Most Noted
Attorneys Highly Respected
By All Associates.
THE OLDEST ATTORNEY
In Cape Girardeau Many Out of
Town Relatives Here to
Judge Robert Love Wilson, one
of the most prominent citizens in
Cape Girardeau, passed away at
his home Friday morning at 12:30
at 338 Broadway, after an illness
lasting more than a month.
Mr. Wilson who was 75 years of
age was born in Caldwell county,
Kentucky, and at the time of his
death was one of the oldest attor
neys in the county. He was a man
of many friends, and one who was
greatly beloved and respected by
those intimately associated with him.
Hesides his widow, two daughters,
and a brother, the deceased leaves
a host of friends to mourn his death.
Complete arrangements for the
burial have not been made, owing to
a number of out of town relatives
who will come on for the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. W
Louis, Mrs. Wesley
York, Mr. and Mrs.
Louisville. Kent ueky,
Morse of St.
Block of New
S. Cassidy of
son of Kent tick v, .Ml
.s Julia Morse,
the immediate I
ire the members of
family who are at present in the city.
Candidates Selected For All
and County Offices.
Jasper, Ind., May 21.-The Socia
lists of Dubois county, for the fust
time in hits history, have nominateil
a full district ami county ticket,
as follows: .Indue, Ceo. L. Stein:
Prosecuting Attorney, William J Mc
Millen; County Auditor, Rural 1!.
Summers; Treasurer, William Black;
Recorder, Ossie Curry; Clerk, Charles
-iper; Sheriff. Jason il. Bulkin; Com
missioner, John Beebe; County as
sessor, Bernie li. Jeffries; Surveyor,
John Garland; Coroner, Sampson
Stillwell; joint Representative for
Dubois and Pike counties, Anthony
The Pleasure Boat Wonderland,
a filiating theater is on the way to
the Cape from the South.
Messrs. Cooley and Pill are the
owners, and are noted for furnishing
their patrons with fine comedy ami
especially good vaudeville.
The boat will arrive here Monday
May 25th. It carries a band of 12
all-star musicians and a company
of 35 people who will be sure to
amuse and entertain the people of
Cape Girardeau and vicinity.
Ray Goodrich, the advance agent,
called at the Tribune office on Tues
day making the above nniiouiiccun nt .
The Woodmen Are Meeting With
Good Attendance af the Mur
phy's Conimedian Aggregation
Murphy's Cominedians are now
filling their big tent at each perform
ance, and the charcter of their per
formance merits the patronage tiny
are receiving. They have a change
of program every performance and
their cast contains , actors of high
order. The Woodmen are to be ou
gratulated on securing and bringing
this company here. if you want to
be entertained attend their perform a nee.
JACOB KLLLLR IS CANDID ATL
FOK COUNTY Jl'DGK.
The announcement of Mr. (I. J ii-ol
Keller for Associate Jud(ie i'oj the
Second IJi-trict of Cape (iiiai l' in
Coin. ty is made. lie needs no intro
duction to the people of Cape liu.ii
deau Countv as he i an old ! -i h nt
of this locality
and his beei
known a- a
and a farmer
: 1. 1'
i well and fa
and veiv ol.-'
in l.i- biisini s
N'l latter I
bv the voter-
.vl.ich h. "k-
I rali.-act i'.n-
hoice coil! I
t" till Ih.
KILLS LARGE SNAKE
Brakeman Elmer Hopvcr Brines
Prize to the Cape
F.lmcr Hoover a brakeman on the
Poplar Bluff local, had quite an ex
perience early Tuesday morning, when
stopping at Nash, a junction below
here, to throw a switch, came within
a few paces of stepping on a rattle
snake, that was about in readiness to
attack him. t'he snake it is claimed
is one of the largest ever seen in
this part of the 'state, measuring
6 i feet long, 7 inches in diameter,
and has 14 rattles. Mr. Hoover
hastened to the engine, secured a
wrench and killed the reptile before
it could get away, bringing his prize
to the C'ae with him, to prove his
story, thcrhy claiming his reward
a a hero. He is exceedingly proud
of his find, in spite of his narrow
TIEMAKER SHOT IN HIP IN
FIGHT WITH RIVAL
Man Who Killed Joseph Snawdcr On
Same Scene In 1908 is Witness.
Clifford Fisher was shot twice in
the left thigh about 7 o'clock yester
day morning in a dispute with W. E,
Williams. The men are rival tie.
makers and live in a tenement in
F.ightcenth-strcct road, below
rifle range. Jefferson county,
shooting occurred in the yard,
sis years ago Joseph Snawder
-hot ami killed in a ipiarrel over
by Jefferson Hardin, who was
aeijiiitied. Hardin witnessed the shoot
1'i-lnT and Williams uarreed about
a month ago over ties which the latter
I claims were taken from him. and the
(Uine was rctieweil. following the
shooting Dr. Wade G. Shackled,
of Pleasure Ridge Park, was called to
attend the victim, whose condition
he pronounced not serious. Williams
who is .10 years old. was arrested, on a
charge of shooting and
Fisher is :!li years old.
working on contracts for
ville Railway Company,
from Hardin county a
Williams ih clan s t he
self-defense. He is
hooting was in
a prisoner at
the county jail pending
ill FOR OFFICE
INSISTS ON PRIVILEGE OF BEING
CANDIDATE IF FORCED
Both Sides Are Making Concessions,
and Hope Is Held Out ror the
Peaceful Settlement of All Dif
ferences War Remote.
(YVNf News Service.
Niagara Falls, Out., May 27. There
Is a hitch In the mediation conference
over the elimination of (Jen. liuerta.
President Wilson has Instructed the
American delegates to Insist upon his
complete removal from activity in
The Mexican delegates, while will
Inc that lluerla, should withdraw In
favor of a provisional Koveriimenl '
which the United States would ai;ree j
to recognize, are firm in their Ftand i
that liuerta should ho allowed to he a I
candidate at th" election to be held I
by such a government. They say that
no restriction shall he placed upon
the sovereign right of the people to
elect whom they will to the presi
Of tho Mexican delegates It Is bo
lieved that Halmsa and Kl tiueiTO will
continue to stand for this Ulen. lr.
Itoderiguez is in full accord with them
as to the prlneiplo itself, hut Is pre
pared to muke any sacrifices of per
son to promoto the welfare of all tho
Ag time goes on and some conces
sions are made daily by both sides,
the prospect of war grows more and
more remote, and, whih neither side
ran hope, to accomplish as much as
they would lik", the principle of give
ami take will ultimately prevail
Kermlt Reaches Madrid.
Madrid, May 23. Kermlt Itooievelt
whose marriage to Mlsi Ddlo Wyatt
Wlllard, daughter of the American
Ambassador to Hpai"i, I' to tak place.
AJrly in Juno, has rrrived here.
HUERTA Ml TO
Of Dynamiting Geo. Roden
mayers Saloon at Ancell
In December, 1912.
The Circuit Court of Benton ad
journed Tuesday morning, a little
after 10 o'clock. This was the longest
session we have had in some time.
The docket is not entirely cleaned
up but it is a great deal smaller than
it was. Not very nianv cases went
to the jury, most of them being
compromised or settled by the court.
As a matter of fact the jurors had
an easy time of this term.
Pat Powers pleaded built y Satur
day (to dynamiting Geo. Rodemayer's
saloon at Ancell in December, ltd 2.
ami was sentenced to live vears in
the state penitentiary.
The Big Lake drainage district
engaged the attention of the court
for severul days. A large arrav of
attorneys represented the 57 execp
eeptors whose exceptions had been
filed and a fierce battle was main
tained. The exceptions were: lirsO,
to thu assessment; second, to (lie
legality of the organization of the
district in that there was no plan
of reclamation; third, this court
bad no jurisdiction owing to the
fact) tho greater portion of the land
in tho proposed disfiicti was in Mis
sissippi county instead of Scott county
Molldav, Judge! Raillli'V ruled favoi-
ablv to the exceptor-! claims as to tin
legality of the organial ion. Ilisj
ruling was. the organization was iml
legal because there was no ill tinit
ami clearly slate! plan ol icclamiti
outlined. To this the attorney
represent ing the oi gani al urn excep
ted, and they have appealed to I he
Supreme Court. Pending tin- de-
ici.-ion of the Supreme Court, tin1
I mailer will lie dormant so tar a- il.i
j court is concerned. If Judge liatiiiey's
'ruling is upheld by the higher court,
'then the case is permanently settled
in the exceptors favor, o not upheld
i lin n the ease will come up for trial
Mils. AitNoi D .rqi riTi:i.
Mr. Maude I.Uis Arnold wa- de
clared not nuilty of the chamo against
In r, that of iiainslauuhter, by a jury
in t l.e circuit court at idali:
last wi eU. Mrs, Arnold wa
, by the uratid jury for muni
' first decree in shoot int; to i
husband, Joe Arnold, on the -Ir-ds
of nlaha. where they were living,
it l:i Later the r'. llL'e was ehalic:!.
e.l to mnn-dauclitcr. The trial becaii
Thursday mnrninu and was concluded
Friday lucht. The jury was on) about
live minutes when il luouclit in ihe
verdict of acipiitlal Attorney .Inn
l'ulliriulil went down from here ami
won the ease from an array ol bril
liant Icnal talent on the side of the
thankim; mk. h liikkjht.
I take this method of publicity
thanking lion, .lames F. l'lilbright
for his grea' kindness to me in
taking that long and tiresome trip
to Souther Louisiana and defending
me so nobly and sui sslully in my
(rial for murder. Mr. l ulbright did
this not for money, hut purely for
charily sake and out of the goodness
of his heart, and he i-hall certainly
have my undying gratitude.
Aftel his closing speech to the jlllV
( which I
id in v
a m confident w as w hat can
acipiil tal i friends, juror
pr osccnt ing
I holiol tin
ibv the II
' upon his
judge, came and
ml and congialwl
-pcech. the judge saying
the finest speech that has
e iii this court room in
MALI li F.LLIS AltoLI.
Mr. .las. F. Fulbiight formerly
lived at thu Cape and attended rteLuvl
here at tho Statu Normal where he
finished his education.
.1. F. Ca
Louis to :
, Mil., passed
'day on their
itteml the I'
I .las. V. liilhloi, of
i ami Cora Church ul-n
married lv .1 ivm I
Tuesday 'Ihe bride .
of an eiicinei r for t he
railroad and ihe I...
.'oil of the yard mastii
road, and all located al
f 1 1..
U. S. MUST RE
TIRE IF HUER
American Delegates Make it
Plain They are Friendly
TO SEND DELEGATES
He Will Have No Hand
(WNV Nw Krve )
Nlafars. FfclU, Onurlo, Mar 25
Justice Lmax and Frederick W. Leh
mann, Ue American delegates, ha
Just concluded the kmut and most
Important conference with the ADC
mediators bar so far, the session lass
nf two hours Every aspect of the
can situation was discussed.
Tie Americans made It plain that
Ihtlr attitude was onn of disinterested
Iriettdehlp for Mexico and that If a
". fel plan eoul'l be evolved for the
14 dlshment of "an orderly and
sigIeons" government, which would
brlilf: about a cessation of hoatllitiss
in Mexico, ft. would have the full sup-
'port of the I'nltMl Stales
It Is realized hy Mm mediators and
tho Mexican delegates that lluerla
roust po, but It Is certain that his dim
i (nation will be comlltioii"i iiihiii I he
withdrawal of the nierleaii forces
which ant now oi Me nli an muI. Thu
solution of tl it ilillienlty is hound lo
follow the elaboration of a plan which
will establish the Mm of government
President Wilson wishes to see In
Mexico and which would he acceptabln
lo all parties there.
Carranza Envoy Not Invited.
The report that the constitutional
Ist.s had decided to semi a represen
tative hero to place before the medi
ators Ihe views of !c;i Carranza was
rei lived with con iderahl" .'Uirpr.t.e
A great deal of embarrassment Ih
fell hy the A II (' envoys, as well as
by Ih" delegates of the Was-blnnton
mid Mexico City I'.ovcrnnients because
of the impatience ot, tfto public which
Is awaitim; the adjustment of the
M xleau ipiesMot'. Kvnry day they
m e ov rw helm, d with Inquiries as to
th" part ihe eoimtltutlonallrts ni'iy
play, and ;.a to whether lluerla's res
iKnat'on ha bei n demanded.
till! t t this; conference la lo come,
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p ,1M'(v ' (.,.lH
' fvjnt. f t1(. view o:' nil f,aUn m. riea
respect ing the attitude of the 1'nileil
fsti") s ami the relation oi' this country,
for a long time to come, with the re
publics of Central and Houth America,
i'erliaps also, they think. thBre may
cone . bet (it Interpretation of tho
;Hotiroe doctrine that will more fully
ini:.et th npproval of all the republics
of this hemisphere.
J VATERLANO SINKS 2 BARGES
! Water Churned by Big Steamer Also
1 Sraps Lines Holding Two Other
i Liners to th Pier.
( V N I T News Hiirvfce I
New York, May 37. The great
steamship Vaterland, which tiok near
ly four hours to dock when she cams
to this port on her maiden voyago re
cently, sank two coal barges as alio
pteiimed out of her berth.
Hacking out under her own steam,
her momentum carried her across t.ho
Hudson and she slipped In between
two piers whero tho coal barges, car
rying .ami tons of coal each, wen" tied.
Until barges went down almost at
once. No lives wern lost.
Tho Vaterland cut Inr way Into the
slip almost to the shore. In backlnr
out. tho water churned by her screws
Biiuppcd the lilies which held two Mor
gan liners Tl i w-sels era hod
against tho si-1. s of the pier, damai;.
Ing their rails and wooijworlfT"
BQY. KIDNAPED FROM HOME
Gtranger in Buggy Picks Up Boy at
Play cn Father's Place Near
. A'.M' News Service l
O'I'ailon, 111., May 27. Henry
Hawk-', M yaM old, was kidnaped
whilo playing on his father's farm, five
tui'.iM wei't of hero, by a ma:i who
placed tho hoy In a buggy uvl drov i
rap' My away. Tho buggy wu.i headed
for IlnlleVllle, 10 miles wesf of th'l
soon ns tho hoy was riU-e'd a
to;'" of farmers started In pursuit of
All sheriffs and com laMe.i in near
by Illinois towns wri3 notified i look
for the kidnapers.