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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD AND CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
AND TtfE CAPE COtHSTY HERALD, i -
Every Friday by ' . N
THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING 1 COMPANY.
APPLICATION FOR ENTRY A3 SECOND CLASS MATTER AT THE POST OFFICE
AT CAPE GIRARDEAU. MO.. PENDING.
ONE DOLLAR PER
A DUTY FOR
Mayor Kage has acted with wisdom in increasing the number of police
to guard the people this weelc Large crowds always attract thieves and
other objectionable characters, and there has been an influx of these un
desirables during the past few days.
The public cannot be guarded too carefully. People who visit a city and
are victimized by thugs, gypsies andother riff raff go back home convinced -that
the town is bad and its people are thieves.. Cape Girardeau wants no
such advertising. People who come here must be protected and it is the
duty of the police department to take care of them.
Suspicious characters should be arrested, and the sooner they are locked
up the better off the public will be.
A county fair attracts thieves just as it does good people who appre
ciate such entertainments. The police have four busy days ahead of rhem,
and by doing their full duty they can send our visitors home, not only con
vinced that Cape Girardeau can entertain its guests, but with the assur
ance that it can take care of them as well. And that is advertisement
AN ODE TO THE BOOSTER.
Boost, and the world boosts with you,
Knock and you're on the shelf,
For the world gets sick of the one who'll kick,
And wishes he'd kick himself.
Boost when the sun is shining,
Boost .when it starts to rain,
If you happen to fall, don't lie there and bawl.
But get up and boost again.
Boost for your own advancement.
Boost for the things sublime,
For the man that'6 found on the topmost round S
Is the booster everytime.
CLEAN UP DAY AND THE COUNCIL,
The Civic Improvement Association has decided to ask Mayor Kage to set
aside four days, beginning October 14, to be known as "clean up days."
During this period the residents of Cape Girardeau are expected to remove
the filth from the yards and alleys and the city's wagons will haul it away.
While there is nothing especially new about the plan to "clean up" Cape
Girardeau, it is a movement that deserves the hearty co-operation of every
resident of the city. ,
The members of the Civic Improvement Association has accomplished
much good wor, but their efforts have been impeded by the City Council.
These lawmakers seem to imagine that they earn their $12.50 a night by
wafting a little atmosphere and then ordering a street improved.
So far as the improvement of the streets are concerned, that is good
work, but there are other duties for the city fathers to do. They have
throttled the plan to remove the city garbage after going on record in favor
of it A man who holds public office, makes a promise to the people and
then forgets it, may satisfy himself that he is fulfilling his duty, but he reck
ons without a host. V
The members of the House of Dele gates in St. Louis get $25 a month
and they meet weekly and sometimes twice a week. When a question of civic
improvement comes up, the delegates investigate its merits, and if it is un
worthy of acceptance, they kill it.
Three months ago Mayor Kage recommended to the Council the estab
lishment of a plan to remove the city's garbage, and a committee was asked
to look into the problem and report its findings to the Council. That was
the last of the matter, and it probably will be until the spring election.
A man has no business in the Council if he goes there for the sole pur
pose of enhancing his bank roll. This town has outgrown the reactionary,
and it is going to go ahead no matterhow hard some of our statesmen pull
back. But when they pause to catch their breath, they might remember,
that a day of reckoning is yet to come.
GO TO THE FAIR.
There are but two days of the fair left, just time enough to see it thor
oughly. The business men have given their time and money to make it
an unusual success, which, of course, means a big advertisement for the
county. The people of Cape Girardeau ought to go out to the fair grounds
every day, instead of but one day out of four.
There is something new each day, and those people who feel they have
seen everything there is to see by attending one day, simply miss three
fourths of the exposition.
The business men make the biggest sacrifices to make the fair a success,
and if they are willing to bear the burden that a fair entails, the people
ought to be willing to show their appreciation by attending the show reg
ularly. A county fair is not a money-making propositior. Every man who ha3
worked to make this year's exhibits better than they were last year has
spent money. The only benefit to be dnved from a fair is the advertisement
that the county gets, and that benefits eyerybody. Therefore, everybody
should work for its success.
He who inspects that exhibit of sweet potatoes and pumpkins at the fair
naturally Jooks around to see if there isn't a possum handy.
The European conflict has been waging now about two months,- long
enough to convince inost everybody that war is just what Sherman said it
A few days ago a newspaper labeled a picture of a Japanese warship
"the Torpedo Boat Somers," which reached this city yesterday. Those Cape
people who saw the picture and then took a look si the real thing undoubt
edly wondered if the boat hit a snag on its way up.
Mrs. Jacobs of the Cape Daily Trib une spent Monday and a part of Tues
day in this city soliciting subseriptio ns to that paper. The Tribune is the
new daily paper of the Cape, owned and managed by Mr. J. P. Whiteside,
apd is enjoying a remarkable growth. Chaffee Signal.
YEAR IN ADVANCE
THE CAPE HAS DELIVERED THE GOODS.
Cape Girardeau has delivered thef goods. No one who visited this city this
week can return home with a legitimate complaint. Everybody has received
their money's worth, and in spite of the fact that the crowds were as large
as ever visited the Cape, there has been no rowdyism.
The fireworks display last night wis a genuine treat. The exhibition over
come the poor showing Wednesday, but "the disappointment then was due to
no fault of the business men who arranged the exhibit or to the men who
tried to carry it out. It was simply bad luck, and as bad luck comes to
everyone, no one can complain.
According to men best acquainted with the people of this county, there
have been a greater number of stranger's in Cape Girardeau than ever were
present at the fair before. And they will go homepleased with what thoy
saw and anxious to come back again.
An advertisement like that which Cape Girardeau received this week is
well worth the price the business men of this city paid for it. When pro
pie visit a city by the thousands and get all the bargain for and then some,
they go home feeling kindly towards the town, and that is the very bert
If. Cape Girardeau could arange more entertainments to attract the peo
ple from other locations, it would render a great service to itself and to
its neighbors. Cape Girardeau is large enough 'to furnish regular enter
tainments for Southeast Missouri, and that would be one way of compelling
the people to come to this city instead of gaing to other places.
GERMANY AND THE U. S.
By Theodore Sutro,
Elitor of the New York German
Among the leading nations of the
world Germany is the only one that
has had no war for the last 44 years.
Russia and Japan were fighting only
a few years, ago. Previous to that
Japan had her war with China,' and
Russian her war with Turkey.
France and Italy had their wars in
Northern Africa. England had her
struggle with the Boers.
The United States and Spain were
at war in 189S. Portugal had a civil
war. Chile and Peru had their war.
There was civil strife in Brazil.
Bulgaria, Servia and Greece have
been at war more than once. : So has
little Montenegro. Austria-Hungary
had the occupation of Bosnia. .Mexico
has been one large battle field for over
Germany alone among the big na
tions of the world has kept her peace
for 44 years. And for 26 out of these
44 years a so-called war lord has been
the Emperor of Germany.
England, France and Russia charge
Germany with having started a great
European war. Germany denies hav
ing been the aggressor.
. History will decide this point, and
in the meantime it behooves Ameri
cans to reserve their judgment.
Americans never had any . trouble
with Germany, or with any German
State. Prussia was the first of all
nations to recognize the independence
of the United States. Prussia sent us
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben to or
ganize the army that finally drove the
British from these shores. s
Germans have helped to build up
America's cities; they have cultivated
American soil; they have established
American industries, encouraged com
merce, fostered art and promoted civic
righteousness. They have always been
loyal defenders of their adopted coun
trythe United States.
Every reader of every American
newspaper personally knows some
Germans. He works side by side with
them, trades with them, meets them
in the street, in church, in clubs, in
every walk of life.
The average American realizes the
Germans are not ogres who ert chil
dren for breakfast, or cutthroats who
infest dark alleys with a gun in one
hand and a lead pipe in the other.
The Germans who have made Amer
ica thoir homes are the same ordinary,
every-day human beings as their
brothers and cousins now fighting in
Europe for their hearths and homes,
their mothers, wives and children.
The Germans who are now strug
gling for the very existence of their
country are the same ordinary, so
ciable human being as the average
home-loving Americans who are pro'i'd
of their country and ready to fi'M
for its flag.
Americans have no reason to hate
Germans or Germany. The United
States has had two wars with England
and do not hate the British people.
Americans have had no war with Ger
many, so they have still less cause
for ill will toward Germans.
Americans will be neutral in the
true sense of the word. They will not
pass judgment before both sides have
had a full hearing.
Let us remain strictly impartial,
with malice toward none and charity
CONGRESS TO QUIT OCT. 10;
EXTRA SESSION UNCERTAIN
Washington, Oct. 1 President Wil
son told callers today that he under
stood from congressional leaders an
adjournment would be taken about
Oct. 10, but that it was not certain
Congress would reassemble in an ex
tra session in November. After ad
journment the question of an extra
session would be left to the leaders.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BURN
ING OF THE CONFEDERATE
CAPITAL, RICHMOND, VA
APRIL 3, 1865.
By Rev. J. J. Clopton.
The sad, stirring and awful cir
cumstances attendant on the fall of
the Confederate capitol, are vividly
stamped upon my memory. I was a
small child. My first recollection was
seeing my negro nurse, a young girl,
weeping. On questioning her I was told
that Richmond had been evacuated.
This knowledge came to me on the
beautiful spring Sabbath, April 2.
The next morning I was up bright
and early with my father. Parts of the
city not very distant from my home
were in flames.. We lived at the foot
of the noted "Van Lew Garden," the
home of Miss Lizzie Van Lew, who all
through the Civil War, was a Union
spy. Running the length of a full
block the garden opposite us was but
tcressed up by a high brick wall.
At an early hour my father through
out all the arms that were ' in the
house. Those loaded were fired against
the brick wall. They were then given
away to any who would accept them.
Among them were some of the arms
used by an elder brother who died in
southern service. Near my home was a
large tobacco factory used as naval
headquarters late Sunday afternoon,
April 2, it was abandoned.
My youthful memory now recalls
the brave handful of the navy march
ing away. The next morning I found
myself one of a multitude roaming
through this naval depot. Persons
were helping themselves to everything
Later in the day, but still early,
great crowds passed our home laden
with all kinds of merchandise from
the plundered stores. The Union army
ha.t rot arrived. The Confederate was
gone nnd there were none to hinder.
War; after a friend of mine told me
an an using incident of this confusion.
A party of plunderers were trying to
enter a store, among the number, all
using an immense beam as a batter
ing ram, was a huge negro. A Union
soldier mounted, rode up to the crowd
::id ordered them to disperse. They
v (r- loath to obey. Riding into the
crovd. he beat It right and left with
the Art of his sword.
Thr. was too much for Sambo.
Glancing over his shoulder at the sol
dier he exclaimed: "La! dey done gone
back on us," and fled. As the morn
ing wore on, they were filled, with
everlasting action. A mounted soldier
rode past our home on the paved side
walk ordering all persons to stay in
doors. The magazine near the city ex
ploded and the jar was like an earth
qnak " It seemed when the Union
armv started in it would never end
its march. With childish interest I
watched regiment after regiment
march along the main street. The ar
my were the saviors of the fire strick
en city. It had been fired Sunday
night by the retreating Confederates,
not t destroy anything but supplies
of food to prevent its use by the Union
forces. Guards were established all
over the city and quiet assured.
, I have been told by a member of
my family that affer night fall the
Union cavalry marched passed our
home. The band playing most beauti
full, "Hail Columbia."
Out of its ashes has arisen the
beautiful city of modern Richmond. It
is now nested on the banks of, the
beautiful James a splene'id metropolis
of nearly 140,000 people.
Frazier Ray of this city and Miss
Eflie Hoffman of Whitewater, were
married in Jnkson yesterday after
t the Presbyterian parsonage.
The young couple are now stopping
at the home of Mr. Ray's parents in
this city, where they will remain un
til the completion of a new home
which is now in process of construc
tion. " ' v
Sky High" Young Saves
Self From Injury By Long
TUESDAY'S CROWD IS
Fair Proving to Be Cape County's
Greatest Attraction TodayJ
The programme arranged for the
entertainment of the large number of
people attending the fair yesterday
proved to be one of the best ever offer
ed in this county.
Roy Francis made two aeroplane
flights in the afternoon, first taking
Sky High Young 2500 feet up in the
air from where he made his para
chute leap. Young sped through the
air for a distance of fully 300 feet be
fore the parachute opened, and be
fore reaching the ground was carried
immediately over the judges' stand.
His feet touched the roof of the build
ing, but before the parachute could
collap.se, he jumped from the roof and
was landed safely on the race track.
Francis then made one of the best
flights ever witnessed in this part of
the state. He gave a correct imita
tion of a hawk flying. His huge ma
chine glided slowly over one end of
the fair grounds and then it would
careen and soar back. Hundreds of
those who Witnessed the flight com
mented upon his splendid control of
After descending and remaing on
the ground for a short time, he made
his second ascension.
He bombarded the fairground
fortress with bags of flour which he
dropped as he passed over, and in ad
dition to the warlike exhibition, en
tertained with tests of speed, high
flying, circling and darting, and in
other ways demonstrating his skill in
manipulating his machine.
The racing events were also of the
highest quality, and were pronounced
as among the be.-t ever witnessed on
the local track.
The first race on the program was
the 2:'?0-trot, vhich was won by Clip
per, owned by Curt Hughes tif Sikss-
ton: 2nd by Queens Cote owned by
Berg of St. Louis; 3rd, by Thorn Mc-
Kinney, owned by Dr. Lehr of Cape
Girardeau; 4th, Prince Hedgewood
owned by Hugo Wallace of Mt. C:r
The second race was the free for
all pace, which was decided as fol
lows: 1st, Sam, owned by A. Johnson,'
Granger, Mo; 2nd, Alice Hunter, own
ed by James Barton of Wyoming, 111.;
3rd, Bland S, owned by Phil Simp
kins of Oran; 4th, Dot Allen, owned
by W. Hatfield of St Louis.
The half mile running race followed
the free for all pace, and was decided
1st, Trixy Kelly; 2nd, Kennett
Mack; 3rd, Syzygy. Time 53 seconds.
The mule race in which there were
five starters, proved a good attraction,
and was won by Schrock and Steger
of Egypt Mills.
Today's program is believed to be
the best offered during the entire fair.
In addition to the aeroplane flight
and parachute drop there will pe three
harness races, a ten mile motorcycle
race, and a one mile race.
The tempting array of farm pro
ducts now on exhibition in the Floral
Hall at the fairgrounds represents one
of the most complete collections in
variety and quality ever displayed in
The exhibit from, each farm con
tains not less than 25 varieties, and
many of them not only met the full
requirements in the way of speci
mens of domestic production, but were
made still more attractive by the ad
dition of wild grapes, hickory r
persimmons and other wild edibles,
native to this country.
Each display was so complete that
the task of awarding the prizes was a
delicate one, ami the selections were
finally made on the mecar-'".! p'
rangement more than the quality of
the specimens exhibited. .
Nothing common to agricultural de
velopment was omitted, and the ar
ticles contained in the various collec
tions were of the choicest to be ob
tained. The premiums were awarded as
, 1st, Herman Weiss, $60.
2nd, A. D. Hinsley, $30.
3rd, W. M. Wissman. $20.
4th, Henry Kuss, $15.
5th, C. H. Lovis, $10,
Each exhibit with, its many varieties
of hay, grain, vegetables1 and fruit
was made more complete by the addi
tion, or the choicest home4 cured hams
The exhibit caused much favorable
comment by visitors from nejhhor
ing counties, and when A. R Hunter,
Sri,' of New Madrid had finished his
inspection, he stated that it was one
of the greatest agricultural exhibits
he had ever seen and that he only
wished that New Madrid and Scott
counties could produce as well.
Besides the individual farm collec
tions, there were many general ex
hibits in which were displayed some
of the finest specimens of farm pro
ducts ever arranged for public iew.
MORE - .
EDITORS RIDE IN CABOOSE.
Chaffee Newspaperman Registers
Complaint Against Frisco
Three editors visited the Cape Gir
ardeau fair yesterday and two of
them came up in cabooses. G. E. Mat
tocks of the Chaffee Signal and Z. L.
Glenn of the Oran Tribune made the
trip from Chaffee in a caboose. Phil
Hafner of the Scott County Kicker
managed to get a seat in a chair car.
Editor Mattocks was indignant
oyer the railroad's treatment of Chaf
fee people. "Three hundred residents
of Chaffee were at the depot yesterday
morning to board the Frisco train for
the Cape," he said. "The train, which
came from Blythesville, Ark., carried
but two coaches and these were filled
up at Oran, where more than one hun
dred people got aboard.
"The three hundred citizens of
Chaffee were compelled to take any
thing we could get. Five cabooses,
which were in the yards were I coked
onto the train and iven, women and
children were loadel into them. It
was a positive disgrn- e to Southeast
Missouri. I am goin-r to take the mat
ter up with the oicieials ? the road at
the St. Louis hea t lunrWs."
CASH REGISTER BRANCH
COMING TO THE CAPE
A branch office of the National
Cash Register company is soon to be
located in this city. The office is be
ing transferred from 'airo where it
vas formerly maintained.
E. R. Clark, who has had the n-an
agement of this territory for more
than a year, has brought his fan My
from Cairo, and will -.yke his home
in thi;; city.
He will live in one of th Drusch
apartments, and will have his -flice
in the store room in the south end
of the Drusch building,
either go up or down.
W. D. Loy, the Chaffee banker, ar- :jof th
rluf-H ir Cant flirnrHeaii vesterdav to JSfed h,
attend the fair, and stated last night
that a large delegation from Chaffee
and other Scott County cities would
be here this morning to spend the day
at the fair grounds and witness tl.c
"The fair is one of the best I hav arsaw 1
ever seen," he said last night. "T. e usault
concessions are excellent and the rum- apanies
ber of them are surprising. The fire- ?ave
works and the torpedo boat are tv.o forced 1
of the best features that conld have t met v
been selected. Then, of course, Roy
Francis is always an attraction. receive
"The men who are in charge of the te porti
fair are to be commended for their
good work. 4 the
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Andrews of .
Chraleston, are in this city visiting y ar,
the fair- K),000 g
Albert J. Dunn of St. Louis, was a ,posetj
business visitor in this city yesterday. t.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Winters of Oran,
are Cape visitors this week.
C. A. Taut of Portageville is visit
ing friends in this city.
Mrs. B. F. Young of Menfro, is vis ,
ing friends in this city.
L. B. Bufford of Lutesvute. was a -business
visitor in this city jesterday. lituatioi
C. Greer of Sikeston, a business author
visitor in this city. The At
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Strop of pushing
Bloomfield, are in the Caw attending
the fair. . , have I
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dumm of ;n? alj
Chaffee, visited friends in this city -j,e f0n0
Hillis Hazel of Morehause, is vis
iting friends in this cityl
Marie Reed of Perkins, is visiting
friends n the Cape.
J. M. Buchanan of Blodgett, is in
the Cape on a business trip.
Mrs. G O. Lee of Lutesyille, was a of ou
Cape visitor yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. GT. Brown of Ben
ton, are in the city, attending the fair, es of tl
Andrew Morgan of Wolf Lake, paid publishe
the Cape a business visit yesterday.' of twi
J. V. Borah of Fairfield, 111., trans- a absolut
acted business in this city yesterday, ui cavalr
wit at :
, in maki
or did n