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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD AND CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUN
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
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SOMEBODY IN CHAFFEE IS MISTAKEN.
A resident of Chaffee, in a letter to The Tribune, says: "The business
men of Cape Girardeau are enemies of Chaffee. They have done everything
they can against us since this town started."
The author of that letter may think lie is right, but ho happens to be
wrong. The business men of Cape Girardeau are not only friends of Chaffee
but they arc st.'ong supporters of every town in this whole section of the
Tho letter writer says "the i .leniii of Chaffee in Cape Girardeau have
called ChiilTee Negro Won, nn I Kiv dune everything they can to ruin
We have nevt r hcr.rd Chaffee ?.pok'-n of a.- "'Xouro Woe'," ;i,id if i; ua ,
we iU not l'.i;e the r.:. vjii.iit .! in ( are Girardeau. I:' the writer
.-peak . the s i.t!:r.isit t f i.iany iv.-M- nt ' '.i at thriving n'ty, those
people o':;-J't id vi.-it Can' iirani' a u nud i. ! iirtu.inU d i t h the busi
ness 1 i " .
There i no city in Southeast Mi-.-o--.ii is doing as much l":r tlii
f-eetion of the state n.- Cii;;" Girardeau. Thi.- city is opening up the va-1
area of swamp lands that ha remained n -t less throughout the ages; it has
created a now spirit throughout the counties that lie along the Mississippi
to the Arkansas line, and it has only begun to work. Cape Girardeau i;
rendering an invaluable service to every city and town from here to Me. li
pids, and every no of them should co-operate.
Cape Girardeau looks to Chall'et for its support and we believe a great
majority of the residents of that city are ns friendly to ( ape Girardeau as
this city is to Chaffee.
There is none and could not be a reason for Cape Girardeau to be un
friendly to Chaffee. They are neigh') -v.- and this city is as good a neigh
bor as Chaffee could have.
Those Chaffee citizens who look upon this city as an enemy ought to be
set right. They should visit Cape Girar.hau in a body and inspect tiie city
and ' iei t it- poopl". T!v Tn'lejiv ':ik - ill's opportunity to invit" t In- . i
no a id v.e ;,'ia' antee tbey will i:r. ': .r wat h dogs tied and a irt'.-s of
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THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY.
The announcement that came from Jackson Friday that tho Progressive
party would not put a candidate in the held for Presiding Judge and Cir
cuit Clerk, will no doubt meet with general approval. Put we believe
the Progressive leaders will make a mistake if they select candidates for
any office where competent men have been nominated toy the Republican
and Democratic parties.
We do not criticize any man because he believes in the doctrines ex
pounded by Col. Roosevelt, but wo do not believe there are enough mem
bers of the third party living in this county to elect their candidates over
strong men in the other parties.
The Progressives, we believe, should make their fight on men nominated
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'There is not much glory in nominating men who can a nothing more
than split the vote in one or the other parties. No candidate should be
selected if he hasn't a chance for election.
The Progressive party can serve the people well, if it uses the power to
help defeat unfit men, but it will injure itself more than it will either
of the old parties if it selects men merely to have them defeated. No one
admirers a cronic loser, whether in politics or business.
Put we have no quarrol with the Progressive party or its leaders. We
believe by lighting bad men who seek ollice, the Progressives will not only
serve a good puroose, but they can elect officials. There are a great
many voters in both the Republican and Democratic parties who are willing
to scratch their tickets in order to vote for the best men. The independent
voter must be reckoned with, and by combining their strength, the Pro
gressives and independents would wield a powerful influence.
And for these reasons we believe the Progressive party in this county
should find the weak candidates and then try to defeat them.
Every indication is that the coming County Fair will be the biggest ex
hibition this county has held in many years. Mr. Joseph T. Nunn, Jr.,
Secretary of the Fair Association, has received inquiries from many sections
of the state, asking for information ccerning the event.
Mr. Nunn is bending every effort to make the coming fair better than
those that have been held in recent years, and there is no one better quali
fied for his place than Joe Nunn.
The county fair ought to be a success always in Cape Girardeau coun
ty, because it has the people and the products which are necessary to
make the exhibition a success. All that this county needs xo insure a big
fair every year is more boosting and ( veryone should be willing to say
something good about his home.
WAR NEWS AND FICTION.
The "atrocities' charged to the German soldiers in their march through
lielniuni and France, seems to have been committed by pens and pencils in
the hands of men unfriendly to the Kaiser.
Five of the best known writers in the United States, who are now in the
war zone for their various publications, in a wireless to the Associated
Press, pronounce the stories of German cruelties as fakes. Among these
.correspondents are John T. McCutcheon, the famous cartoonist for the
Chicago Tribune, and Irvin S. Cobb, of the Saturday evening Post.
Of course every bit of news in tin e of war is to be taken with many
grains of salt, and for this reason, the reading public has been inclined to
flonht some of the stories of German cruelty. The German, as Cape Girar
de.iuans know, is not vicious. The great majority of the race are kind.
Put we do not Llame the new spapo r on -c-pondents for these stories that
hav come fuun the war zone. Evei y item that has been cabled to this
ci. , lun been censored. Vn..r moan nothing miv than garbling.
Facts may be added or stricken out. Tie- government officials probably in
serted the stj.rii's of atrocities, on theory that cvor thing is fair in war.
A New York newspaper has dubbed the Allies the "Ail Lies." And that
seems to exactly tit the stories of the cruelties.
There is no time when truth is more necessary than in the dissemina
tion of news concerning a war of such proportions as the present conflict
in Europe. It is almost a crime that a censorship must first pass upon all
reports before they eaii be sent out to newspapers all over the world. .
Put so long as wo must depend on this brand of news we may expect
wild reports, containing more fiction than truth.
Councilman Medley voted "No" on the propositoin to suspend Watchman
Kain. It is fortunate for Cape Girardeau that it has but one Medley in
the City Council.
If every person in Cane Girardeau county would induce one non-resident
to attend the fair, it would be the biggest exhibition in the State
GETTING CLOSER IO THE FARMER.
e iuiv ' the German Ambassador inei t
ii.i! ;ii tiie Secretary's of"',ec. I'nch
at lv.;i'"tiean rumims.
The automobile line, proponed by Judge Ranney, to collect the farmers'
produce and deliver It to the merchants of this city and Jackson, should ap
peal to everybody. The project would be comparatively Inexpensive and
would serve a great purpose.
The farmer should be encouraged, because he is as necessary as the sun
and the rain. Without the agriculturists no country could long survive.
The -railroad facilities in Cape Girardeau county are a great deal better
than those in most of the counties in this state, but they are not what they
should be. Cape Girardeau stands as one of the foremost counties in Mis
souri, and it behooves the residents of this county to keep it growing.
Every facility should be given the men who raise the crops and produce
the meat. Making it easy for them to send their products to the market,
not only benefits the farmer, but it reduces the cost of living for the toilers
cf the city.
Judge Ranney's plan, as he outlined it, calls for a regular delivery be
tween the farmer and the merchant.
This would supply the cities with fresh eggs, butter, meats, etc., and it
would place a greater quantity of these materials on the market.
Of course this is a problem that must be worked out, but if it can be
accomplished, it should be done.
Well, anyway, the war seems to have suppressed those prophets who
usually bob up at this season of the year and announce that we arc going
to have a very 'old winter.
When the war is over and this city arranges to remove its garbage, it
will be time for Capo Girardeauans to rejoice.
A St. Louis sir,e!e lady of mature age, discussing the proposition to tax
bachelors, said they ought to be eom polled to wear dot? licenses. We sup
pose she meant to infer that the maids could then go tr the pound and
pick oat a husband.
WHI N ENGLAND PRE
PARED FOR WAR
(From The New York Fatherland)
Little by little the veil of hypocrisy
behind which England has been hid
ing is being torn to shreds. It is now
admitted that England prepared for
the war months ago and that the
British Admiralty assembled the en
tire British fleet in tho North Sea on
pretext of holding a grand review,
preparatory to a concerted attack on
Germany with France and Russia.
This has long been believed and has
even been openly a'leged, but has al
ways been st iviv.i: tsly denied.
The London com spondent of th"
Evening Post. J. Rankcn Towse, leU
the tat oot of the bag in a letter
printed Aueu.-t 24. He writ's:
"It is i; y h-aking out that prepar
ations for war began three months
ago. As I said in a previous li tter, I
know that some Naval Reserve offi
cers were assigned to their respective
ships. I am now assured, on what I
believe to be responsible authority,
that Lord Kitchener went secretly to
Belgium a few weeks ago to arrange
with Belgian headquarters staff about
the dispisition of our expeditionary
In the course of his letter it con
tinues his frank admissions of Eng
lish perfidy as follows:
"One thing, however, is clear, and
that is that the fleet was ready for ac
tion, and disposed according to the
strategical plan of the Admiralty be
fore Mr. Asquith followed hisultima
tum to Germany with her declaration
"Mr. Towse says an Italian am
bassador gave England the hint of im
pending trouble, which as Italv seems
to have been an ally of both sides, is
quite probable. So he writes:
"Tho report that the mobilization
of the British fleet was accomplished
then, secretly, under tho pretense of
a review before the king, is now ac
cepted commonly as an established
fact. The story that Winston C'mrch
hill, at Kitchener's instigation, order
ed the mobilization without consul t
inf his colleagues is also believed, but
is, perhaps, less worthy cf credence.
"This in conjunction with the fact
that French officers commanded at
Liege and were all prepared for the
war, and that Russia mobilized in dis
regard of Emperor William's appeal
proves conclusively that Germany
only saved herself from bein invaded
by striking at the psychological mo
ment. "Once more 'Perfidious Albion'
stands revealed in all her traditional
dishonor. . . .
FACTS ABOUT THE FARM.
Where there is a silo there is pros
perity. There is not enough of the commu
nity spirit among our rural districts.
The laws relating to business are
wholly unsuited to tho transactions of
The waste of effort through im
practical methods of farming is the
greatest tragedy of tho age.
Something is wrong in our market
ing system when a small crop brings
more money than a bountiful one.
Co-operation between practical far
mers and proficient business men will
eliminate ignorance and prejudice.
The nation's menu must be made
up from the fields, pastures, orchards
and gardens, and to farm intelligently
the farmer must know what is needed.
We must give the same care and
consideration to a system of co-operative
laws, extending to the farmer
the facilities adapted to his business
that is now afforded corporations.
Farm tenancy is the greatest men
ace now confronting the nation and
can only be checked by affording the
tenant and the laborer facilities for
acquiring property and by reducing
the high rates of interest which are
raw sapping the vitality of agricul
ture. Under the present system of mar
keting farm products, it is possible
and often occurs, that people in one
part of the United States literally
starve for the want of a product,
while the same product in another
part of the nation is wasting for want
of a market.
MO. COMMERCIAL SCHOOLS.
Washington, D. C Sept ! A re
port issued today by the Federal
Bureau of Education shows that there
are twenty-one commercial schools
and business colleges in Missouri. The
1013 enrollment was ,983 pupils. It is
estimated that more than halg thir-'
number completed commercial course
and a large number are now employe!
in Missouri business institutions.
In the entire nation there are 01 S
business colleges and commercial
schools and they accommodate 160,
557 students annually. This is an
i average annual attendance of 2(10 pu
pils per school.
THE PRESENT WHEAT CROP.
By C. M. McWilliams, Farm Adviser.
Conditions in Europe are, at pres
ent, in a very unsettled state and this
condition has had a marked effect on
affairs in the United States. Prob
ably the price of wheat has advanced
more than that of any other staple.
The reason being, that wheat is neces
sary for human consumption and must
Predictions from everywhere assert
that there will be a large demand and
good prices for wheat next year. Ag
ricultural authorities , and others are
advocationg a large acreage. This of
fice frankly acknowledges that it does
not know what the price will be an
other year, but from present indica
tions it looks favorable. At any rate
the advice to sow wheat is being gen
erally acted upon and there is no
doubt but what a larger than usual
acreage will be put out. In this con
nection tho late rains have put the
soil in good condition for plowing and
the work is progressing rapidly.
Wheat needs a firm well packed
seed bed and must have it if the best
results are obtained. A firm seed bed
prevents h waving during freezing and
thawing. For the best results wehat
land should be plowed early and deep.
If late plowing is necessary, and much
of it w ill be this season, it is not best
to go beyond the medium depth, be
cause it will very likely be impossible
to get a firm, well-packed seed bed.
When pea ground is to be put in or
corn stubble, a good disking will be
The importance of plump, clean
seed cannot be over estimated. Such
seed can be depended upon to give
god resultso if properly put in, unless
natural conditions are exceptionally
unfavorable. This locality suffered
but slightly from the ravages of the
Hessian fiy last year, but it was pres
ent in many localities to a limited ex
tent. Because of this it will be much
safer to delay seeding until October.
If seed is not sown until after frost
come the danger from the fly is great
ly lessened. Later seeding will also
give more time to get the seed bod in
condition before sowing. Commercial
fertilizers may bo used on wheat to
better advantage than any other cer
eal and in many cases will return a
substantial profit. A high grade goods
containing not less than 2 per cent
nitrogen, 8 per cent acid, and 2 per
cent potash should be used; a still
higher grade is better.
For the past two seasons in four
different trials Fultz wheat has given
tho highest yield of eight varieties
that have been grown side by side.
This fact is worth nothing. A local
variety that is known a "High
ine Ji oggery
Is Showing More New Fall
Clothing and Hats
W t have one lot of beautiful suits which
we will offer at special prices this week
One lot suits worth $10. Your Q w
choice from this lot only vi)U
One lot suits worth $12.50. Qy 1 (
Your choice , 0 "ltr
One lot suits worth 15 to 20. O i i a
Your choice blO.lH)
One lot Hi(s worth $25 to S30. Q-l J (Q
Your choice, only Oi l JO
The above suits have short coats, are well made and
nicely trimmed. You will be delighted with such great
We have other suits in stock that have long coats
ranging in price from $15 to $25.
The millinery department is ready for the ladies
with the best assortment of Hats and trimmings we have
ever shown before, and Miss Wilson, our trimmer, is
turning out Hats that pleases the ladies. The Hats are
so beautiful and yet so reasonable in price that we started
out with a rush in the millinery department already.
Wc received more new hats,
coats and skirts on Thursday, and
also today another shipment hats.
Special price prevails on all these
Grade" has also given satisfactory re
sults. It very much resembles Fultz
and is probably a strain of that vari
ety. Both varieties mentioned are
beardless. Fulcaster is a bearded vari
ety that has given good results in this
No matter what variety is used, it
wil pay to plant good, and only one
Washington, D. C, Sept. 0 There
are 1,288,336 persons in Missouri that
work for a living and 457,685 of them
are employed upon the farm, accord
ing to a report which has just boon
issued by the United States Census
Bureau. Of the persons engaged in
agricultural pursuits, the bulk of them
are farm operators and farm laborers.
The farm operator number 265,555,
and 257,243 are men and 8,312 are
women. There are 173,092 farm la
borers in the State and 166,94!) are
males and 6,143 females.
There are 329 dairy farmers in the
state and they employ 775 laborers
and 23 foremen. There are also 1,339
persons in the state whose principal
source of income is from stock rais
ing. The number of cowboys and sheep
herders in this state is 549.
In - the entire United States there
are 71,580,270 persons over 10 years
of ago and 3S, 167,336, or 53 per cent
of this number are engaged in gain
ful occupations. Of the gainfully oc
cupied, 12,659,203, or 33 per cent are
engaged in agriculture.. There are
5,865,000 farm operators in the na
tion and they employ 5,975,000 labor
ers. POLES OPPOSING POLES.
200,000 In German Army Against j
400,000 With Russians. '
London, Sept. 5 There are today
approximately 200,000 Poles in the ,
German and Austrian armies, and
400,000 Poles under arms for Russia
who are opposing them. Military ex
ports point out the possibility that j
the Czar was aiming to alienate the ;
Polish soldiers of Russia's enemies ;
when he issued his recent proclama
tion, promising autonomy for the an
cient kingdom of Poland.
Poland disappeared as an inde
pent and integral state in 1772 when
the first partition of the kingdom was
affected among Russia, Austria, and
Prussia. There was n second parti
tion in 1793 and the third and last
partition occurred in 1795. The divi
sion of the Polish kingdom among tho
three powers, Russia, Prussia anil
Austria was re-arranged by the con
gress of Vienna in 1 SI 5. Tn the re-arrangement,
the shares of Prussia and
Austria were reduced and the Grand
Duchy of Warsaw was added to the
This Grand Duchy of Warsaw, or
the very much truncated kingdom of
Poland was absolutc'y autonomous
and independent of Russia, the only
bond of union being personal, the
same monarch being the sovereign of
each state. The Czar was represent
ed by a viceroy and a council of state.
A constitution was granted of a fair
ly liberal character. There was a
parliament of two houses, nominated
senate and an elected chamber. The
Polish language was the official me
dium. The Catholic church was given
equality of treatment. Public em
ployment was restricted to Poles.
This pleasant arrangement contin
ued until 1831, when tho Poles', alleg
ing abuses by Russia, arose in rebel
lion and were crushed utterly by the
Czar. Their constitution was taken
away, their parliament abolished,
their army added to that of Russia
and the Russian language was substi
tuted for Polish and made compulsory.
All principal posts were filled by Rus
sians. In this sorry state the Polis have
lived until now. They have been scat
tered to all parts of the world, to
Germany, France, England and Amer
ica. In the present war it is estimated
that 111,000 Poles are fighting with
Germany, 82,000 with Austria and
400,000 with Russia.
The Czar's proclamation may then
perhaps be taken as a pledge to re
store the constitution of 1815 not only
to the Grand Duchy of Warsaw but to
the whole of old Poland as it was be
fore the first partition in 1772.
Russia could not fulfill this pledge,
therefore, unless the allies are victor
ious in the great war. Parts of the
old kingdom are held by Germany and
Austria and they would never consent
to restore their Poland lands unless
Russia should be in position to dic
tate terms of peace.
Germany would have to yield up to
the proposed restored kingdom of Po
land about 20,000 square miles of ter
ritory anil Austria about 35,000
square miles. It may bo supposed
that Russia would also surrender her
shares of the partitioned territory,
nbout 220.500 square miles.
Thus there would appear in the map
of Europe "after tho war" a larpe
new state of approximately 281,500
square miles of rich and valuable ter
ritory, or nearlv five times tho size
of England and Wales. Tho totil pop
ulation would bo about ps Im-go n
that of Snain. It would bo about as
large as that of Spain. It would be
rather heterogeneous in race and re
ligion. The purpose of the Czar's procla
mation may have boon two-fold, to
nrevent an uprising in Russian Po
land, which always is threatening,
Through erroneous information, an
article was published in Thursday's is
sue of the Tribune stating that Ar
thur Wielpuetz hnd purchased a new
Hudson Six automobile.