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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD 'AND CAPE WEEKLY1 TRIBUNE
U. S. ESTABLISHES
STATION IN CAPE
Government Spurns Jefferson
City to Locate Here, Says
THINKS SOUTHEAST IS
GOODiPLACE FOR POST
Official of War Department Does
Not Discuss Effect of War
on Uncle Sam.
Representatives of the United
States Navy are in Cape Girardeau to
establish a permanent recruiting sta
tion, which probably will be temper
arily located in the Riverview hotel,
just across from the Frisco station.
Sergeant M. O'Rourke and Cirpor
al J. Turner, are in the city as the
representatives of Maj. George W.
Good whose headquarters are in
Sergeant O'Rourke, who was sent to
Jefferson CHy with a view to estab
lishing a recruiting station, left that
city a few days ago upon his own
"I have been coming to this city for
a number of years," he said last
night, "and I have been greatly im
pressed with the whole Southeast Mis
souri district. I believe this is one of
the best locations in Missouri and
Cape Girardeau is, of course, the
proper place to establishthe . head
"We have maintained a recruiting
station in Hannibal for seven years,
and the results have been up to ex
pectations. Cape Girardeau ought to
be as good as 'Hannibal, because she
has a splendid territory. We have nev
er experienced difficulty in getting
men in the Cape.
"The War Department maintains
recruiting stations only in the import
ant cities in each state. This will be
the only station in Southeast Missouri,
and all of the men who join the navy
from this section of the state will be
Sergeant O'Rourke did not state
whether the European War had
prompted the officials of the War De
partment to expand upon its navy and
standing army, but this action has
been recommended by men high in the
councils of these departments.
The establishment of a recruiting
office in the Cape and the rejection of
Jefferson City, is evidence that the
Government has taken cognance of the
abnormal growth of this part of Mis
souri. Hannibal, Springfield, Joplin,
St. Joe, ' Kansas City vnd St
Louis are the only cities, except Cape
Girardeau, that have recruiting sta
tions. It has not been definitely stated
how many men will be sent here to
take care of the office, but there will
be a surgeon, Sergeant O'Rourke and
Corporal Turner, with possibly one or
two other attaches.
The recruting offices are being put
in order in the Riverview hotel. It is
probable that they will be transferred
to the Federal building later on. .
WOMAN AND FOUR BURN.
Illinois Farmer's Wife and Children
Die in Fire.
Champaign,-111., Sept. 28 Mrs. Jo
seph Stone and her four children lost
their lives in a fire which early today
destroyed the farmhouse which was
their home. Stone, who slept in a por
tion of the house apart from the
From the position of the bodies it is
thought Mrs. Stone died trying to save
her children. She was 30 years old
The ages of the children ranged from
2 to 6 years.
C F. Tenkhofi and Moyd Pae of
Oran, were visitors in thia cicy yester
Mr. and Mrs. l A. Petrequin aci
son of Ste. Genevieo, ai. visiting
friends in this city.
. I. M. Ridler of St. Louis, was a
business visito in this tty yesterday.
J. J. Corcoran of Adrian, Mich
transacted business in ths city yesterday.
A SHAY UPSET
Wathena Ranney and Party of
Friends Get Fall When
OLD DOBBIN PEELED,
GIRLS ARE UNHURT
M. J. Koeck Plays Veterinary and
Bandages Nag's Legs Ac
cident on Hill.
A party of Cape Girardeau society
girls just escaped being seriously in
jured Sunday afternoon while out
driving on North Eend Road. The
horse, which they were driving to a,
surrey, stumbled an. "fell while go;ng
down a steep lull and the young la
dies were scattered over the c: :ntry
Their steed was badly bungled up,
but the young ladies escaped with only
Miss Wathena Ranney, daughter of
Judge Ranney, Miss Susie Giboney,
Miss AHenne Wilson, and two other
friends, left the Ranney home in the
middle of the afternoon for a drive
out picturesque North Brtid road. It
was a jolly party. They laughed and
chatted merrily as old Dobbin jogged
up and down the wooded hills.
Two other young lady friends in a
buggy followed the surrey, which was
driven by Miss Ranney. Miss Ranney
is a splendid horsewoman and she
likes to drive rapidly. When they had
gone about a mile from the city limits
and had reached that cluster of hills
which seem to chase each other up
and down the landscape, the two hor
ses were trotting briskly, with the
surrey about a block ahead of the bug
They climbed to the crest of the hill
and then dropped down. The momen
turn of the surrey encouraged the
willing horse to speed up a little and
before they were half way down, Dob
bin imagined that he was taking part
in one of the vents at the coming fair.
According to one of the young ladies,
Miss Ranney was driving at an ex
hiliarating speed, and the merry
shouts of the young ladies hekened
Qld Dobbin never traveled so fast
and remained on all fours before, but
he enjoyed the tryout and sighed his
wilingness to take on a little more
Then the unexpected happened. The
left fore foot of the steed bumped in
to a clod, upsetting its equiliberium
and the horse tumbled over, striking
on his nose and front knees.
A chorus of screams succeeded the
laughter as the young women, occupy
ing the surrey, were hurled to the
roadside, landing in a cluster of blue
bells and golden rods.
Old Dobbin looked around and sur
veyed the surroundings, but he was
down for the count. And the longer
he refused to budge the more the
young ladies screamed.
When the excitement was at its
height, M. J. Koeck, his wife and baby
drove up, and the brewer hastened to
the rescue. He assisted old Dobbin to
rise, and performed his first services
as veterinary surgeon. The horse's
nose was cuffed up and his knees were
shorn of fur.
Mr. Koeck extracted a large piece
of white flannel from the rear of his
baby's coat and with it bandaged the
legs of old Dobbin. The horse resent
ed this familiarity and paweii at Mr.
Koeck, who caught one foot, after the
other and held them until they were
properly cared for. A pier? of heavy
cord was wrapped about tl.e frartured
shaft and the young lao es started
back, home, wondering why the horse
acted that way. .
Mrs. Harry Stubbs and Miss Flor
ence Baty of Blodgett, were in the
city yesterday doing some shopping.
. Mrs. Stella Cruse of Grand Tower,
is visiting relatives in this city.
. E. W. Clippard of Marble Hill, was
in the Capeijesterday on a business
William B. Finch of Fornfelt, was in
the city yesterday attending to some
A RECORD CROP
John TV Sackman Finds That Dry
Weather Only Teased
Him After All.
When John T. Sackman of the Cape,
visited his farm near Hayti a few days
ago and looked across one of his corn
fields, he pinched himself to ascertain
whether or not ho was wide awake.
He found that he was.
He has a forty-acre pat-h that w ill
average eighty bushels to the acre,
and thereby hangs the tale. Mr.
Sackman farms as a sideline, and not
because he likes the scuffle with grow
He has quite a large fair, near Hay
ti, and the man he bougl t it from to'd
Mr. Sackman that the ground was as
rich ast Croesus, which statement has
been borne out by this year's yield.
Last spring the Cape Gfrardeau
man employed an expert agriculturist,
installed him on the Hayti farm and
told him to go to it. He planted quite
a large field of early corn before the
drouth began to wilt the crops. Mr.
Sackman's farmer was not feeli"""'3'
fine as the fuzz on a peach when the
time came to plant the late corn.
"It is a waste of seed and energy,"
said the farmer to his employer.
"Well let's take a chance. You know
this ground will raise corn whether it
rains or not," answered 3tr. Sackman!
Mr. Farmer, feeling that he could
do no more than suggest to his boss,
hitched up his horses and meandered
to the field. When the finished planting
that forty acres of late corn, his early
crop looked as hopeless as a pot of
The next time the Cape Girardeau
farmer dropped down to Hayti to take
a look at his farm, he thought the
jinks were cold trailing him. "But
why don't you plow the weeds out of
that late corn anyway?" demanded the
"Just as well let 'em stay and burn
up with the corn. I'm not going to
get humped back scuffling with those
weeds," replied the farmer. "Well. I
guess you're about right old man,"
chirped the boss. "This is sure some
When Mr. Sackman left Hayti for
home, he prepared an advertisement,
offering a good farm cheap. But on
hjs way up, he heard that money was
scarce and that land was going for a
song. So he decided to give the farm
one more chance.
Last Friday he visited the farm,
more for the purpose of holding a
postmortem over the crops than to
gather them. His tenant met his em
ployer with a smile and chaperoned
him to the late corn field. The latt
rains had "delivered the goods," to use
Mr. Sackman's expression.
The stalks of corn were as high as
forest trees and the cars some of
them sixteen inches long hung in
clusters. "That'll make eighty bushels
to the acre, boss," said the farmer.
"I guess I don't know soil," replied
Mr. Sackman. "I told you that all that
corn needed was air," ndded the Cape
man, and his employe admitted that
Mr. Sackman was the candy.
Leo Buff and Robert Miles of Perry
ville, were in the city yesterday visit
ing the fair.
John Deal, Mrs. Mary Moore, Miss
Myrtle Goodwin and Joseph H. Moore
of Charleston, visited friends in this
A. W. Harris, and Otis Bryeans of
Oran, were Cape visitors yesterday.
L. A. Matthews of -Oran, was a
business visitor in the Cape yester
day. A. E. Stewart of St. Louis, trans
acted business in this city yesterday.
Henry Piltz and son, Conrad, of
Murphysboro, 111., are visiting this
week iwth R. B. Andrews and family
of this city.
C. H. Bowers, Elvia Bowers and
Clark George of Brownwood, are in
the city attending the fair.
G. W. Harrison of Oran is a Cape
visitor this week.
J. J. Corcoran of Adrian, Mich., is
in the Cape on a business trip.
A. S. Brown of Charleston, was a
visitor at the fair yesterday.
C .A. Stalls and daughter of Char
leston, were visitors in this city yes
terday. Elza Hously of Hot Springs, Ark.,
is visiting friends in this city.
C. A. Goodin of Charleston, is in the
Cape attending the fair.
DR. HOLT COMES
V BACK TO CAPE
Rev. J. W. Lee Chosen Presiding
Elder of St. Louis
Caruthersville, Mo., Sept. 28 Rev.
Dr. James W. Lee, pastor of St. John's
M. E. Church, South, in St., Louis, has
been appointed presiding elder of the
St. Louis Conference of the church to
succeed Rev. Dr. C. M. Hawkins, who
ference here. Thenext session will be
held at Sikeston, Mo. The full list of
assignments are as fellows:
Presiding Elder, James W. Lee;
Bellefontaine, S. R. Dilman; Bridgeton
and Coldwater, A. H. Godbey; Caban
ne, M. T. Haw; Carondelet, John
Score; Centenary, C. W. Tadlock;
Christy Memorial, E. T. Clark; Clay
ton, Z. T. McCann; Cupples Memorial,
C. C. Woods; supply, Ferguson, C. C.
Berry; Immanuel, F. Marl in; Grand
Avci.ue, A. H. Duggins; Kingdom
House, Arthur Mather; Kirkwood,
John McCarthy; Lafayette Park, C. N.
Clark; O'Fallon Park, C. W. Holmes;
St. John's, John A. Rice; St. Paul's,
Albert F. Smith; Scruggs Memorial,
H. R. Singleton; Shaw Avenue, El
mer Peale; Stephan Memorial, B. C.
Carpenter; Vinita Park, J. T. Evitts;
Wagoner Place, L. E. Todd.
Rev. A. Hardie was selected as mis
sionary to Korea and Rev. Dr. S. H.
Waimvrigt to Japan. Rev. Dr. Paul
H". Linn was reassigned to the presi
dency of Central College, and Rev. Dr.
W. F. McMurray as secretary of the
Board of Church Extension.
Among the transfers frdm St. Louis
are: Rev. Dr. C. M. Hawkins, to the
pastorate at Charleston, and W. J
Hays is placed at DeSoto for the com
ing year. Rev. A. F. Smith, the new
pastor of St. Paul's, comes from the
North Alabama Conference and has
served at Birmingham, Ala.
MEXICO NEARIXG PEACE.
Washington, Sept. 28 Consular
Agent Carothers today forwarded to
the State Department assurances from
Villa that he will not be a candidate
for President or Vice-President of
Mexico. Carranza formally declares
that he will not seek office if Villa
agrees to abandon his presidential as
pirations. Villa's declaration is taken
here to mean, the peaceful ending of
the rupture between Villa and Carran
za is at hand.
El Paso, Eex., Sept. 28 The rumor
still persists here that Gen. Villa was
killed thi3 afternoon by Col. Rodolfo
Ferro. who is known as Villa's "Pri
Washington, Sept. 28 Upon the ad
vice of Gen. Funston, the War De
partment has edfinitely decided to
keep the fleet at Vera Cruz. It is un
derstood that Zapata, the outlaw lead
er, is ready to swoop down on Vera
Cruz and take possession the moment
the American warships depart.
W. K. Chandler of Marble Hill, vis
ited friends in this city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boldwin of
Brownwood, were in the city yester
day doing some shopping and visiting
Charles Litsch of Ferryville, visited
friends in this city yesterday.
D. L. Lacey, Miss E. Halstcd and
J. II. Thomas of Blodgett, are Cape
visitors, attending the fair.
Mrs. C. L. V. Randol of Emminence,
is visiting at the home of A. C. Reary
in this city.
Arthur Chrisman of Benton, is in
the city attending the fair this week.
Father Siobert of Charleston, vir.it
ed in this city yesterday.
Diva eats under water.
W. D. Bushong of Indianapolis, is
in the Cape on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Henderson o?
Bell Gty, are in the Cape attend-rig
Vest Walker, Assistant Ca'shiei of
the Bank of Oak Ridge and Albert
Liddy, Manager of the Oak Ridge
branch of the Goodwin & Jean Poul
try company, were in the dry yester
day visiting the fair. They returned
to their home after witnessing tb
fireworks display last evening.
W. L. Sorrell and son, of Bloomfield,
are visiting friends in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Post and eon,
of Commerce, are in the city attend
ing the fair.
Dr. E. E.JHigdon and h'r.Uy of Al
lenville, were in the city yesterday vis
iting the fair.
John Withers of Ailertviile, attend
ed the fair yesterday.
Charles R. Mills of SPcoston, was a
Cape visitor yesterday.
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