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f nB CAPE COUNTY HERALD AND CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
Three Men Who Took It for
Joy Ride Are Said to
Have Been Hurt
WIND SHIELD WRECKED
GLASS CARVES DRIVER
Wheel Torn from Machine
Motor Almost Wrecked,
Brought to Cape.
Yesterday morning an automobile
said to belong to a man by the name
of Musgrave from Advance, was taken
from where he had left it, standing on
the street in Jackson, and driven with
reckless speed in the directioo of Cape
'After going about two and one-half
miles along the gravel road, the ma
chine was ditched, turning completely
rer and throwing its occupants a dis
tance of several feet.
At the time of the accident the ear
was occupied by three men and all of
tkem were -injured to some extent.
The driver, who is said to be from Ad
vance was the most seriously hurt,
aving received some severe cuts by
flylfg glass from the wind shield,
which was completely shattered.
One of the front wheels was com
fletely demolished and the body of the
chine was badly wrecked.
Mr. Musgrave learned of the disas
er soon after he discovered that his
"had been taken. He sent to the
Cape for assistance and a man with
Cite necessary repairs was -sent from
the Hope-Cotner Auto 8upply Co., tc
giace the machine in condition to be
Isauled in. -
X new wheel was substituted for
the. broken one and the auto was then
nought to the Cape, where it will un
dergo almost complete rebuilding. "
Mr. Musgrave stated that he had
left his machine locked and that some
mme had used a duplicate key to unlock
SCRIBES IN WAR
Governments Now in Conflict
-Consider Newspaper Men
Onlj as Pests
Paris, Aug. 24. The fighting
among Germans, Belgians, French and
English on the Continent has given
the war correspondents the hardest
task they ever encountered, for all
of the warring Governments are doing
iheir utmost to bottle up information
and keep eventualities from the pub
lic. Officially there are no correspon
dents with the French and British ar
mies now, and from the outset, the
Kaiser ordered that no correspondents
be allowed with the German army.
However, the world is getting some
news of what is going on, which is
proof that the correspondents are at
work whether or not the Kaiser, the
King, the Czar and the President of
France recognize them as such.
Regulations against correspondents
are more rigid than in any other war
in history. In the recent Balkan wars
the newspaper and magazine men
were allowed to accompany the ar
mies, the only restriction being that
they were several miles in the reur of
the fighting, so that they vA-re in no
In the recent trouble in Mexico, the
correspondents had the greatest lib
erty. Gen. Francisco Villa alloWe(
them to go . with his army in every
battle. General Huerta invited them
to accompany the Federal armies, and
all lighting was seen by newspaper
men. When the United States seized
the port of Vera Cruz, Rear Admiral
Badger, commanding the Atlantic
fleet, allowed the correspondents to go
ashore w ith the bluejackets and ma
rines, and they were in the thick of
all that went on.
bince the days ,l .apoleoii, war
correspondents, a t'T'ii later enlarged
to include photographers, lave been
regarded not merely as a burden on
the general staff, which has quite
cnouirh en its h;inN without them, but
also as a source of yruve danger t
the army. However carefully his di.-
patches are censored h- is likely to tjet
in something that betrays the strate
gy of his side to the enemy.
In the Austro-Prussian war of i,t;ii
the battle of Sadowa was fought and
' loFt by the Austrians, because a cor
j respondent of a London newspaper,
; with them, sent out the information
that the army was encamped on the
right bank of the River Elbe. This
seemed innocent enough even to the
Austrian censor, but it was sufficient
to give the Prussians a clue to the po
sition of the enemy and they acted on
it promptly and successfully.
Sherman's famous march from At
lanta to the sea, which had such dis
astrous results for the Confederacy,
was undertaken after he had read in
a Confederate newspaper some re
marks by Jefferson Davis of the thing
that his Generals had done, and those
things they were going to do to Sher
man; those things first and talked
afterward or if the newspapers had
kept silent, history might have been
written differently. But the Confed
erate newspapers were of great value
to the Union throughout the war.
In the same way newspapers in oth
er nations have been of great value
to one or both parties in a conflict
The history of every great campaign
in the last century records instances
of information that las affected the
issue, being given out by war corres
pondents. Photographs can betray military
secrets as well as words. Although
this has been understood fully, and
while most recent wars have been
opened with the assertion that this
time the correspondents would be sup
pressed; no nation apparently had the
courage to carry out such threats un
tH the Japanese shewed the world
how much that was really Important
could be accomplished by a little cour
teous delay in furnishing credentials
to correspondents. But even Japan did
not venture to keep the news men en
tirely out of the field.
Gets Marked Bills and Is
.Arrested! and Fined 10 :
By a clever bit of detective work,
Glenn Young, a carpenter, living at
454 Morkan Oak street, was success
ful fa capturing 4he party .whom he
believes has been systematically rob
bing him of bis money for many
He has been missing small amounts
from time to time, since Christmas,
until his total losses aggregated
something more than $40.
He felt certain that the money was
being taken by someone familiar with
the premises, and at last his suspic
ions fell upon a young man, Willie
Dodson, who has been boarding with
him for several years.
Yesterday he noted the number on
a $2 bill before be placed it away.
Later in the day he missed the bill
and when Dodson was searched it was
found ilt his pocket.
He was taken before Judge Wilier,
where he entered a plea of guilty to
the charge of having stolen the
money, and was fined $10.80.
The defendant promised to make
good all the money pilfered from time
to time, and gave his note to cover the
amount, with the understanding that
he would pay it off in full if no fur
ther prosecutions were started against
Miss Maravine Barnes, Pauline
Moore, Harriet Goodin, Ben Moore
and James H. Moore of Charleston,
and Miss Florence Moody of Hot
Springs, visited friends in this city
SIR JOHN FRENCH
Meld Marshal blr John Freuch who
commands the Knells!) forces sent
across the channel to help the French
and Belgtaas against the Germans.
I ' 4JM
HORSE RUNS AWAY
WITH TWO BOYS
Each Lad Holds Onto, line
Until Animal Stumbles'
A frightened horse hitched to a
surrey tore madly down Sprigg street
Sunday afternoon, and in spite of the
efforts of men who sprang in front
of it in an endeavor to bring the ani
mal to a stop, the frantic steed heed
ed nothing in his wild flight, and ran
for several blocks, finally stumbling
and falling to the concrete pavement
Two small boys were the only occu
pants of the .aurrey and each held
Women screamed and fainted in an
ticipation of the horrible fate that
awaited the brave youngsters. Men
turned pale and hurried . away when
they failed in their efforts to - check
the speed of the terrified animal.
The mad race continued unabated to
a point about half way between Inde
pendence and Themis - streets, when
the horse, now almost exhausted,
stumbled ' and fell, almost turning
The boys were not hurt
bravely to a line and pulled with all
his might in trying to control the ex
cited beast as he plunged .wildly
through the frightened throngs of
people, scattering them like chaff as
he charged down upon them.
The boys were the sons of T. M.
Williams, who lives at 303 South
Louisiana street, and the horse that
had gotten beyond their control was
a family animal, and had always been
considered perfectly trustworthy and
Near the corner of William aid
Sprigg streets some part of th new
ness gave way and caused the horse
to take fright The boys were utterly
powerless to control him, but they
gamely held on and never lost . their
courage at any time during all the
Middlekamp Secre ary and
Dockery Made Treasurer
Jefferson City, Aug. 25. Without
opposition, D. C McClung was re
elected chairman of the Democratic
State Committee at noon today. G.
H. Middlekamp of Hawkpoint was
elected secretary and former Governor
Dockery was re-elected treasurer.
There was no contest over any of
fice. The committee met immediately
after adjournment with the candidates
in the House of Representatives. Ex
State Senator John F, Morton of Ray
County was selected by the committee
for temporary chairman of the con
vention and Horace Blackwell for
temporary secretary. The committee
arranged for an executive session at
p. m. to discuss campaign matters
with the candidates for State offices.
A plan to elect McClung chairman
of the committee and shelve him, plac
ing Joseph B. Shanon of Kansas City
in active charge of the campaign 113
vice-chairman of the committee, has
been worked out by the Democratic
leaders for the State convention of
Democratic leaders were unable to
find any one who cared to make the
contest against McClung. The commit
tee was willing to elect Shannon chair
man, but he would not accept the
place. He finally consented to be
come vice-cnairman ana vo lane
charge of the campaign in St. Louis,
vsssiR qgewhil cmfwypetaoimfwyppp
while McClung, as chairman, remains
in Jefferson City in charge of the
penitentiary as Warden.
The leaders have practically agreed
on all provisions of the party plat
form and no contests are expected.
Uaymond Thomas departed Monday
afternoon for Sikeston, where be will
visti friends and relatives! fur hvo
Wl If .
John J. Ross of Kirkwood is a Iuim
nes svisitor in the Cape.
NEGRO HOLDS UP
TWO CAPE WOMEN
Black Complete Them to Sur
render Pur e Which Con
tained Only Pennies.
Mrs. Sam Stewart and a neighbor
woman, both of whom reside north of
the shoe factory were held up by a
negro bandit last night at about 9:30
o'clock, and at the point of a revolver,
forced to deliver a purse which, for
tunately, contained but eleven cents.
The two women .had accompanied
Mr, Stewart to town to purchase
groceries, and on their return to
their home they concluded to take the
shortest route and follow the railroad
When they had reached the Rueh
mann Iron Works, about 200 yards
north of the depot, the husband dis
overed that he had forgotten a pack
age, and, at his suggestion the two
women sat down on the edge of the
track to wait until he could g back
to the store and obtain th missing
" He had been gone but a few minutes
when a negro emerged from the dark
ness and rapidly eproached Mrs. Stew
art an dher friend. Thrusting a gun
into Mrs. Stewart's face, be command
ed her to give op her money. She
promptly handed over her pocket
book, and when he discovered the in
significant sum it contained he pro
ceeded to curse and abuse the fright
ened women, and even threatened to
force them to disrobe if they did not
produc more money.
He held his revolver above tbeir
heads in a threatening manner, and
told them that he was tempted to
They begged him not to harm them,
and finally satisfying himself that he
could secure no more money from
them, he disappeared in the darkness,
warning them that if they made an
otucry he would return and kill both
By C. N. MeWilliams, Farm Adviser.
A considerable number of persons
had planned to sow alfalfa this Tall. A
majority 'of these have not been able
to get their fields in conditon. In pre
paring a seed bed for alfalfa one of
the most important factors is a firm
well-packed seed bed. This necessi
tates early breaking. It is practically
impossible to get a firm seed bed
when the plowing is done immediate-
fly before seeding. .
Experience has proved that from
August 15th to September 1st is the
best time for sowing the seed here.
Both earlier and later seedings have
been successful, but as a rule the late
sowings, winter kills badly. Those
who already have their land worked
down in good shape are waiting for
moisture to sow; a few farmers are
intending to sow alfalfa on oat stub
ble. Because of the dry season the
oats ground has not packed to any
extent and a double disking both ways
will put it In good conditon. Bothi
ground limestone and manure will be
put on these pieces.
In all cases where the land has not
been plowed, there will be considera
ble doubt about obtainng a satisfac
tory stand next spring. Late seeded
alfalfa cannot make very much
growth to help it withstand the win
ter, and if it is sown on a loose seed
bed, thawing and freezing will heave
the young plants and kill many of
Notwithstanding the extremely un
favorable season it is interesting to
note that all of the crushed limestone
available at the crusher near Jackson
has been used and several carloads
were shipped in from other points.
This indicates that favorable year will
provide plenty of business for a local
Tillman Upon Blease.
' The pot, having been more or less
burnished by contact with othlfr
bodies, does not mind calling the ket
tle blaek in South Carolina.
. Mr. Tillman of South Carolina and
the United States Senate and the
Chautauqua circuit, does not hesitate
to condemn, as a demagogue of the
rankest sort, his fellow citizen, Mr.
Blease, now Governor and hopeful of
becoming a Senator.
Mr. Blease, according to Mr. Till
man, has made the name of South
Carolina a byword and a hissing. He
"I am too near the grave to tell lies.
1 sneak, as it were, from a mountain-
top, looking do'vn upon" my fellow s
who in a few years must follow me to
the grave. If ever a man's utterances
ought to cause tl.e people to pause and
listen and think, mine should. l or all
essential purposes, I speak as one who
Mr. Tillman's rough-and-ready ex-
terior conceals kindliness of heart and
undeniable good qualities. His bark
was a great deal worse than his bite
in the days when he was America's
leading, loudest, most rampant, negro
phobiac, preaching lynching and all
manner of epeetarular and peculiar
outlawry to polite and .xvjiiithed au
diences. But the time was and it was
hot long ago, when Mr. Tillman's
methods were very nearly as had
not quite, to give the Senator his due
as those of Cole Blease.
Many of us are going to hope that
Mr. Tillman' day will It- v y n ;ie
t'.itn he appear U think pro'.riMu.
But he is a man old enough to avail
himself of the privileges of age and
solemnly warn his juniors without
subjecting himself to criticism upon
the score of egotism. There would be
no ground for criticism of his admo
nition if South Carolinians could not
so veil remember and did not so
blushingly remember the days when
it was "Pitchfork" Tillman, deliberate
thriller of audiences, who was making
South Carolina notorious. '
It is altogether improbable that
Mr. Tillman ever sincerely felt the
sentiments he used to express with
such picturesque vigor. It is equally
improbable that ' Mr. Blease has been
"a fool for want of sense." From a
distant view both seem to have played
results. Each has1 be
lieved that the hell-rearer gets office
in South Carolina, and each has
proved by hie experience that his
theory is correct The fact that it is
correct has made South Carolina a by
word and a hissing. If Mr. Blease
should get into the Senate time and
experience of another world than that
which he has known and played to
would make him either as inconspicu
ous and innocuous as the late Jeffer
son Davis of Arkansas, or as digni
fied as the present-day Senator Till
man. But would not another dema
gogue arise in South Carolina to get
nto office by his methods Louis
J. C Davis of St Louis, formerly
of Jackson, visited friends in this city
Flossie Terry, W. 8. Clubb and
Swan Johnson of Puxico, are visiting
in this city today.
Homer Smetzer, Capaha second
baseman, is seriously ill at his home
in this city.
: Roy Parker, who has bean playing
first owe for the local baseball team
departed for his home la Blanc, Mq.
yesterday. Parker is a Norasal school,
student and has gone home to get in
readiness for the opening of school. '
Bert McCammon returned yester
day from St. Louis, where he has
been confined in the Frisco hospital
on account of injuries received some
time ago. While riding on top of a
car near Advance, he was thrown vo
the ground by a telephone wire that
was partly down and with which he
came in contact, a the train ran un
der it. He is almost completely re
covered and will soon be able to re
turn to his duties as brakeman.
Louis F. Alt, E. A. Johnston, Alex
Light, J. B. Schmoeller and C. H.
Griesinger of St. Louis were Cape
Pat Lance, who fell from a runaway
at the iron works of Rueman & Co.,
a few days ago, while wheeling some
scrap iron, is reported to be improv
ing. As his leg was broken, he will be
confined for some time to come.
GRAND DUKE MICHAEL
Ono of Itu..M:i' Ik .tiling geuerals.
( . Sf
Heavenly Wanderer LastDec. .
Told Astronomer that 1914
Would Bring Rumpus
London, Aug. 24. Every great war
in the world's history has had its com
et, and the present titanic conflict in
Europe is no exception. Paul T. Dolo-
van, an astronomer? has the honor of
having his name'attached to the free
lance of the skies, which wiJ go down .
in history and science as the comet
of the war of 1914. Although when
Delevan discovered his comet from
the observatory in the Argentine Re
public eight months ago, there was no
war on the horizon, and no sign of '
great trouble, the traveling body has .
been steadily growing brighter, and it .
will become visible to the naked eye
shortly, reaching its greatest brillian
cy in the course of the present war.
Superstitious people might find
much in the beginning of the" great
struggle to convince them that war is
a sin, and that its makers are frowned
on by God. On August 19th, Pope Piue .
X., head of the Roman Catholic chjrch
died, the direct result of wbrnment.
over the' great "slaughter. On August.
Zlst there was an eclipse of the sun, .
tout over a part of Russia and other
European territory where war is rag
ing. The coming of a great comet may,,
by the ignorant,' be construed as' an
When Delevan first saw the comet
on December 17, 1913, it was 379,000
miles from the son, and waa not very
clear even with the telescope. At
present it is about 220,000,000 miles
from the sun, and may be seen with
opera glasses in the northeast part of
the sky, late at night, andjfcarly in the-
morning. Scientist have said that the
Delevan Comet will be visible with
telescopes for a period stretching over
about six years.
It will come nearest to the earth in
October, when it will be not more than
147,000,000 miles from the orbit of
Although the atmosphere in most
cities makes photography - of the sky
extremely difficult, some excellent re
sults hare been obtained in several
cities of the United States by those
who have attempted to take pictures
of the new wanderer of the heavens.
The tail of Delevan's Comet is a
bushy one, and is about three degrees
in length. At waa predicted by the dis
coverer, the comet has become one of
the'bright" ones, visible to the naked
eye, as distinguished from the "tele
scope" comet never Beea'by unassiet-'
ed lay observers. The new comet now
Is not far from the constellation of
Capella, and from Castor and Pollux.
During the Franco-Prussian war,
which is vividly recalled by the war
how raging, the comet Tempel II. waa
visible and attracted much attention
as a "war comet." Olber's comet was
the one visible when Napoleon met
his downfall at Waterloo. In the
course of the Japanese-Russian war,
Brooks' comet came within sight es
AUTO HITS BARTLES' CAR.
Merchant Tries to Dodge Motor, But
It Hits Him.
While coming from the ball game
Sunday afternoon, William Bartles
narrowly averted a serious head-on col
lision with a car being driven by a
man said to be from Portageville.
As he came out of the fair grounds
gate into the Jackson road, Mr. Bar
ties met the other car going west The
drivers of both cars were apparently
taken by surprise, and both suddenly
turned to the same side of the road in
their efforts to avoid each other.
Seeing that a collision was immi
nent, Mr. Bartles again turned his
car an dran straight into the vacant
lot on the south side of the road, but
in so doing came in slight contact
with the other marine, tearing one
i his fenders off.
The other driver became so excited
that he lost control of his auto and ran
directly into a small tree standing at
the 6ide of the road.
He struck with such force that the
sapling bent and the car ras over it,
stripping one fender completely, be
sides being considerably damaged in
Xone of the occupants of either car
Otto Gehring, the husky drayman,
while unloading some freight on
Broadway yesterday, undertook to
carry too big a load of spirituous
liquor, with the result that he dropped
the barrel, broke the hoops and spilled
the fiery fluid into the street