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THE CAPE WKEKLY TRIBUNE. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
Youth Who Sees His Employ
er Wounded, Raves As
Victim Goes to Hospital.
FREEMAN RESTS WELL
TAYLOR OUT ON BOND
Railroad Man Tells Tribune How
He Happened to Shoot
Edgar Landcll, 17 years old, a wait
er in the Crescent restaurant, who
witnessed his employer shot by Juhn
Taylor Sunday, became a raving ma
niac a few minutes later.
Th" youth rushed to Mr. Freeman's
aid when lie fell wound, d, and refused
to be comforted when th'.' restaurant
man was hurried to the hospital, lie
wept and attempted to climb into the
automobile that bore .Mr. Freeman
When forced away from the ma
chine, he rushed back into the res
taurant, removed his eoat thai he
wore while at work in the cafe, an.',
donned his street clothing. Then ha
huriied out of the building, lie wa.-.
gone, several hours and when he re
turned he was violent.
Sobbing hysterically, he called over
and over attain lor -Mr. rreemar, a::::
when other employes endeavored 1--calm
him, lie fied from tne restaurant.
In the early evening he aj.peared a
tie Terminal hot..'! and asked '.o bo as
signed a room. Defore th clerk at
the desk could designate the room he
was to occupy, he scurried up the
stairway, but was compelled to return
to the counter for his key.
Instead of going to his roc.i, he en
tered a number of rooms on each
lioor. In one he found a man writ
'Bg a letter. He snatch- J the missive
liu.i. ine suipi;s--d gne.4, ieaa it, po
li'inciu the writer insane and slaj;
ped his face. Then lie .rushed out of
Ihe next room entered was occii
p'ed by a v.omaa, who was com Id .
ne; hair. Lani.ai seiied her fry the
locks, boxed L-.i and o-ei -red hcr
t., i..ave the hetj'.
i 'i i ore he had prjcodcu I'Jitner,
t'.il bonrbarded ;-.j--sV noticed tat
management oi tee betel that n -. iid
man was at iargv" in ti e bunding ami
asked for assistance.
The youth, was found in a room and
taken to the hotel oddec, where he in
formed his captors that he was em
ployed in the Crescent restaurant,
i'enry Freeman, a brother of C. M.
Freeman, who was shot, was sum
moned to the hotel ami took charge of
Upon the advice of a physician, Mr.
Freeman took the young man to a
loom just above the Crescent restaur
ant, where he was induced to go to
b-d. A few hours later Lauded ap
peared at the restaurant again, and
attacked Hubert Wilson, a waiter with
whom lu had been rooming, and one
of his closest friends. ,
It was believed that he would regain
his composure after a night's rest, but
he refused to sleep and yesterday
morning, his condition was such thai
physicians requested that lie be re
moved to the home of Charles Lango.
a relative, who lives on u farm about
eight miles west of this city.
After he had lichen on the way for a
short time, Henry Freeman thought it
might be dangerous to admit Landell
To the l.ange home, and with Frank
Medley, an au'.omobile driver, the
rushed out in the country to overtake
Lango. Mr. Freeman's plans were to
have him examined for admission to
some institution for treatment.
Wlv-n asked to return to Cane Cir-
ardeau Landell becanr-so violent lha
Mr. Freeman, Medley and the man
who had Landeli in charge, were un
able to handle him. It was then de
cided that he be permitted to continue
the journey. Mr. Freeman announced
last night that he would make an e ffort
to have Landell returned to this city
today for examination.
When Mr. Taylor was interviewed
by a Tribune representative yester
day, he made the following state
ment: "I walked into the Crescent res
taurant to get lunch before boarding
the train for St. Mary's, and when the
waiter came to serve me, I ordered
two pieces of pie and a cup of coffee.
"Just as my order was set before
me, Mr. Freeman and his brother en
tered the front door and walked to
the passage between the cigar stand
and the end of the lunch counter. Mr.
Freeman stooped and began searching
under the counter for something, and
while it that position he called the
waiter and told him to look for some
base ball goods for him. I jokingly
said to the waiter, 'They are old
enough to wait on themselves, give
me a fork so that. I can eat my pie.'
"Mr. Freeman immediately raised
up and appeared to be very ar.gry.
"When I arose and offered to pay
for the coffee that I had drunk, he re
fused to accept the money and order
ed me out of the place.
"When I passed by him he raised
his hand ami I thought he was going
to strike me.
"He continued to use abusive lan
guage to me until after I had passed
ut of the door. As I was going out
the door he threatened me, and when
I answered him he rushed outside and
knocked me down, after which I shot
"I then went to my office in the
Sturdivant Eank building and left the
door standing open.
"Shortly, after reaching 'my oflice. a
friend called me by telephone and ad
vised me to lose t' e door and lock it.
as he said that a mob had gathered
and that my life was in danger.
T had just hung up the receiver
t-i:., i.-.v l t . . 1
"i voluntarily told th" officer that 1
considered myself under arrest, an.'
also advised him of the tei .phone ;m
sage I had received. Mr. Drove tl
closed the eloor and locked it.
"I had broken my thumb v. hen
1 "III !.
wa-; KnocKea down, ami wii'e i,i me
oiliie I telephoned lor I'r. l!onc v..m
came a short time later and dressed
wnen neputy oner::t ."cngravo.-
appearcd 1 was giver: iruo his thai
lie an i i K-tor Mope ami I o.icesv.a
ttecve were in the room with me when
Policeman Jetf liiu.en. armed.
" I was taken to J.iks-o and
supper with Sheriff W.dlium S.rnmer:
and family, and renamed in their
house until aooa: o o ciot ic iu the eve n-
ing when complaint was ."-led again
me and my bond ior -r-,1'00 a' copied.
I could just as easily have given
a bond fer ten limes the amount if
had been re enured. 1 was not placed
in jail, and afi.e:" "- rmsh-ng bond 1
spent the night at the home of my
son-in-law, Clarence Grant.
31 y boimsmrn are .)v. 1.. r. cn-
tc-rich, Clarence Grant ami Harry Ma-
chen, and T. D. Hincs is my attorney."
Chris M. Freeman, proprietor of the
Crescent restaurant, who was idiot by
John V. Taylor, a Frisco claim agent
Sunday afternoon, was resting well
The shooting occurred immediately
m tront oi Mr. rreemans restaurant
en Main street, anil was the outcome
of a dispute over a trivial matter, thai
had taken place in the restaurant a
few minutes before.
Iut one shot was tired, the ball
passing through the left wrist, break
ing both bones, and entering the
breast on the left side.
Mr. Freeman was taken to the hos
pital a few minutes after th occur
rence, where an examination revealed
the fact that the lung had been pene
trated, and that the ball is still lodgetl
lit his body.
The bullet has not been found, and
ins physicians deem it best, en ;
count of the nature cf the wound, not
to probe for it.
Witnesses to the encounter say that
the trouble arose v.ihtle Mr. Taylor
was eating lunch in the restaurant,
and that on account of the difficulty
Taylor left tiic building and that abu
sive language was indulged in.
borne sav that when layior readi
ed the walk he made defiant state
ments, and applied vile epithets, and
that when Freeman walked out of the
door, Taylor struck at him and in re
taliation, Ireeman supped him down
Other witnesses say that Taylor fell
backward from the curbing, and some
say that Freeman struck him a severe
blow with his fist.
Doth had always been good friends.
altercation, and before leaving Ike cf
1.c for Jackson, a physician was call
ed to trest his injuries.
He was taken to Jackson b- Dcpitty
Sheriff Seajravcr, and was ticro re
leased upon furnishing the require:!
bond of 2000.
His preliminary hearing is set for
next Saturday , before Judge Wilier, in
While it is said that the affray was
witnessed by a comparatively small
number, a large crowd quickly assem
bled, and when the officers brought the
prisoner down to the wa'k before
starting to Jackson with mm, thou
sands of people had gathered and the
streets surrounding the bjilding were
ROLLS INTO RIVER
Dempsey Vehicle on Rampage
Musses Tp It's Master -B;at
One of the heavy s'takev.agons be
longing to the Dempsey Gacer Co.,
refused to W manhandled yesterday
evening, and in willful violation of the
wishes of those in charge, roiled rap
Idly down the levee ncihi, and plung
. d headlong into the river.
Harry Medley and one of the com
pany draymen undertook to draw th.
wagon by hand, across the railroad
tracks in front of the Dempsey store.
After crossing the tracks the big ve
hide displayed a tendency to keej
moving, and in :pite of all efforts t
hold it in ch'-k, it gathered momor
turn and ro'!ed on.
The lfgro drayman, who h-; hnh
(f'tlie tongue, was compelled to aben
don his post to avoid uemg run
over, a no. .ur. .udn-v wrv) mi" t ( n
pushing at the rear, leaned into the
wagon and tried to .xt the brake. !i:
enorts were of little avail as the brak
re.u.-eu :o hold, aim the wr.eeis cc.:t
tinueei to turn with increased velocitv.
Mr. Medley looked at the cold, mud
dy Water in front of him and at tin
siene pavement beneath hie:, and
came t o the hurried conclusion that he
would prefer to lake chances on break
ing a levv bones than drowning in ice
water, and the thought was followe
by immediat action. He leaned U
one side, and the wagon appeared to
anticipate his purpose, and .urn: d t
same direction just in time to pass
over his body as it struck th.: rock
Mr. Medley was considerably ;d:ak 1
up and he received a number of bruis
es, out was not seriouf-iv injured, ine
wagon after passing over his !; !y
oiled on into the river, but was t'. .-he.
out by a steamboat.
ROBT J. SAWYER
DIES HERE AFTER
BEING ILL LONG
Assistant Prosecuting Attor
ney Succumbs to Kidney
Trouble at Doctor s
ILLNESS WON HIM NAME
OF" WHISTLING SAWYER"
When Seized With Pain Well
known Lav.-yer Got Relief
MAN, f", TAliKS HIS I ibST
KiDi: ON KAH.KDAD 'i II A IN
Gets Here for Jarv Service and J-tdi
Dismisses Him Hi-cause He
Joseph Ponder, C5 year !!,
Schurbusch, Ferry counly. look
first ride en a train vo.-lt rdav. ! i-1
always been opposed to iKw-fun.'r!ed
inventions like the locomotive an 1
vowed once that he'd never be cavgin
en one of those pesky critters.
iliit he was summoned to am -oar a'
the Federal building yesterday for
jury service in the United States Dis
trict court, which opened yesterday af
'"That wasn't so al!-l:rcd bad -liter
all," he said as lie climbed out "f 'he
railroad eoa.h. "!!ut it was powrf:;i
ly skittish when we crossed tiic
Mr. l'onder climbed into one of the
jury seats like a real veteran avd hi-pi
his eyes rivitcd on Judge Dver. Th'"
judge asked the jury'ien if there v:i ;
any reason why anv of them couid not
and often engaged in friendly banter BCrvc on the jury. Th.ere was not a
murmur from the box, but Mr. fen
der leniked as if he war.teil to say
After the court had taken a recess
until today, Mr. render stepped up to
the badiff and asked if the judge
when they met. And in their respec
tive statements concerning the shoot
ing, each expresses a surprise that the
other should have become angry at
what was intended as a good natured
Doth are prominently connected, wasn'r minn- tn .-tl- tho mn-n.ri i
and are well known in the city. Mr
Freeman is proprietor of the Crescent
restaurant and is identiried with a
number of business enterprises in the
thcio were any reasons why ll.ey
couldn't serve. "Why, h" did a.4:
that," said the bailiff. "Well, you don't
tell me?" Yes, he asked von that earlv
in the game," added the court attend-
Mr. Taylor i also well known in ant.
business circles and has lived hero for "Well I din't hear a word of it." vo!-
mr.r.y years. He is a brother-in-law unteered Mr. Ponder."
of Congressman J. J. Russell of this T5 there anvthintr wronc- with vouv
District, and is the fathor-in-law oi 'j hearir."-?"
Dr. P.. F. Wichterich of this city. i haven't teen able to hear any
He has been in the employ' of the thine lower than a howl in fortv-ode!
Frisco Railway Co. as claim agent, for Vf ars," replied th Perrv eountv man.
Robert M. Sawyer, asvHanl prose
cuting aMorn-y rf -Cape liiranieau
county, died yer-tc-rday afternjen at
the home of Dr. Rex Cimrde.hai::,
where he had been confined for sever
His tieath was caused by kidney
trouble from which, he had been a con
stant sufferer for many ji-ars. Widi-
he had not been in good health for
many years, the rapid decline began
shortly after the ;::diyary election las1
August, whii.Ii he participated in id...
candidacy for the Rcpublk in or, del
ation for Probate Jmlge. He was de
feated by Judge Kd.vard i Ih.ys b
Mr. Sawyer, who was Ja.'t !.-. f ti.-
Tcaec in Jackson in addition to being
As.dstan1" Prosecuting :.tt n ney, was
CO years old, anl a native of Cape
(lirardr an county. lie wa.-; a son oi
John J. Ka vyer, wh) represented t!i;s
county in the legislature many years
He was born a-'d reared at Fitii -land
and was admitted to the bar mo;-.
tha ntv.enty years ago. After practic
ing a few years, he abandoned tl;
profession and became a farmer,
teaching school during the winter
Ton years ago 1." moved f:vm hi.
farm i.ito Jaeks-.m and resumed, the
practive of law. He was a candidate
for Probate Judee in F'07 and was
REFEREE ROSS TO
BE OUSTED OVER
THE GLENN CASE
Judge Dyer Asks B. F. Davis!
To Represent United States,
But He Has Not
"I CANT DISCUSS CASE,"
SAYS NOTED ATTORNEY
Charges Filed in St. Louis, Say
Cape Official Was Unfair to
David A. (ilenn.
then defeated by Judge U;
was appointed Assistant Proseiutinj'
Aitornev bv J. Henry Cam I hers when
;s e'ectcil two vcars a to
Judge D. P. Dyer of the Um'.e,:
Stales Court, which ad.' -'in red its ses
sion in the Federal budding yesterday,
is preparing to remove Alexander
Koss fivui ,t.-iti.n oi" Unit". d i.'t.:.
Referee in Rankriiptcy.
inis jact Decamc Known ye:-uia;."
mji-ning, but it was stated by a n a ,
who is iutinuuely I-nown to the coari
l:iat a surcesooi" to ?dr. IIo.ss vm e.et
!jc:i eelini'ely decided Ui-cu.
lk-:.;amin Davis, one er the 1-e. L
known lav. y is iu this section f Z. is
'ouri, was t'-'-;dored the niacc, but it h.
i;n.!er.! ooil that lie a d;. .1 t) be e.c;!.--'
(I because i,f his larrr:- j-ractlce, wj.i. '
he leaved miirhd. be injured by attemm
ing t: devote part of his time to
diuies of roferM.".
J.idge Davis I'erlin. d last night to
discuss his plans. ' I am not in a pesi
:;m to" dis, u-s that r..ah-:" I . a-d
WILLINGNESS TO OBLIGE
"HE public has a rfekt to something more
than perfunctory service from those who
supply its telephone needs.
There is something more to a telephone ser
vice than merely placing at the disposal oT the
public cdormafe telephone equipment.
Courtesy, willingness to oblige and patience,
under trying conditions on the part of telephone
einpicyes, promote friendly feeling and are essen
tial io the hesi kind of telephone service.
Cape Girardeau Bail Telephone Co
'"Yuii will ha. c to e-(.nse
is v-ii'ii r t..-
It is k:u
V:" can g.-i
accept it. Jijilge Dyer and
vis Iiave ie. ;i wai-m p r,:i i'
fer a Kei.s ii a:vl it iinder.-to
the i'ed--!-:i! jurist held a onf.
Wi.li Da-, is ai- t !roi't ti; ge
him to acce-pt the place.
It was reported from T.o-.;is rev
er;:l weeks ago that 7dr. Ross va
to be removedi, and wh-n The T.d!iH!-
asked Mr. Ro
cer,!i:;g 'ne -;an la o;:.
said: ''I don't caie if tin -.
know who is behind it d T dee't ( .
lui I do know that ti;:." n. ep;e ari
mean enough to do most anvlhir.g.
tape i?aiiy inoane!
for a :-ta'.eeTii cei
o. I !.--:
i'.ut the .'! is r.oL weith the iroi id
There have br-n movement? be:
hero several time? to haw Mr. t-.
re: .ovedi, but they wore never c:i: r
i cine conn. ; :n
',-i'u out of R
Lie-came Known a-
'Whistling Sawyer" during the hi t
few years of his life because of his ill
ness. Whenever he was sei:ced will;
pain he would begin whistling, whet ii
er talking to a friend or walking along
on the street.
A close friend once asked him why
oc interrupted conversation
wl;i.,".ie and was. told that it seemed to
relievo his .vjircr!nr. 11 is mam
my friends chiiied him over his
unique method of treating - his ail
ment, but he continued it even after
h" was conlined on his death, bed.
Judge Sawyer, as he was popularly
known all over the count rv. ordv re
turned from a mineral springs in i.i-
iiana a leec weeies ago, wne-re lie wen'
in (iiiest oi neaitn. uut the is;t te. ie
was unavailing and he btgan to sink
rapidly after his return.
He was brought to Cape Girardeau
from Jackson Saturday afternoon
to take osteonathic treatment.
Uut his treatment here did not give
him relief, and his physician had plan-
d to remove him to the hospital last
light. Arrangements had ben made
for the transfer o" Ihe natienl to the
tospital, but before the hour of the
emoval tamo, Judge Sawyer parsed
Jlr. Sawye r was married move than
wenty years ago to Miss Mattie Vv'al-
ace: of Cape .Girardeau county, ai d
o this union three children we re bm r..
Dr. D. C. Sawyer, a son, lives in Ala-
ama; Laey Sawyer is a r.mr.if'ar, and
.is only elaughter is married and re-
les in Inddana.
The funeral will be held from the
amily residence tomorrow. The hour
nd other arrangements have not been
Glenn bank;- I'.'cv ea-
e-i in a com plaint to dud;
Ross was unfair t; Dav
end that he had pen ;itt-
uet of i
i'l -vas i ha-
d A. ;i. ar
dignar.tly treated in ce.urt.
T!e:-s w;;.-- ;'.ec-a--( 1 of apui-oviiv the
le o: ?oine dinmond - to I-'rank Ivi n-
m.-i. a ir
later ov l' ring the :-ale cancelled. Th
however, was ne-t. done:.
c-f M'-. Glenn, aiw', then
siviv-ibh- fi-r t I.i
v.li was largely
noHomtm.ent '" l?-
a. ked the- Uefee - t o b; fair with Mr
G'i en. and. insisted that th.e s:de
the (iia ir.oTn's be approved. It is ;
lirii Mr. i'e-s e:-..iessed himself
terlv towards the mavor.
is ve-rv lose
several years, and through his employ
ment ha-5 formed a large acquaintance
hroughout Southeast Missouri.
After the shooting, Taylor imme
diately went to his office in the Stur
tlivant building, directly across the
street Ircm the restaurant, and there
remained until the appearance of the
r?i thumb was broken during the
The very knowingest fall idea is a
narrow separate skirt to match th?
long, fare ccat. The skirt is plain
and extremely narrow, and it is short
e-nought to reveal the high heeled but-
j tone-el boot as far up a the Tikle.
! Above this short skirt and the prc-Uilv
The Aid society will rnct Tuesday j dressed feet flares out the grar'efu!
afternoon of this week with Mrs. A. j coat. The effect is certainly extremely
The bailiff escorted the .iurvmr.1 '.;p
to Judge Dyer anel told him the s torv.
"I am sorry to let you go," .aid the
judge, "but if you can't hear, ve wiil
have to discharge you."
Dyer, but it is not known w'-etJ
adu-d the court to remove IIo.s. Ef
forts to get in communication with th.
"X'-'itive ias? nght were vrava'iing.
David A. Gh-nn expressed ids :-up-
nri-e hist: night when informed Koss
was lo be ousted. "That is ind ed ;:
surprise- to me.' I heard some friends
of a due th eaten to complain to Jude.r
Dyer but I was ?yt informed that they
had done so. .? have ber-n very severe
ly dealt v. ith, but i have not attempted
to injure anyone. Of cou-o the s-om-plamt
li'e d, if it is ready li ne thru
such action was taken, was ided by a
friend ef mine. At least 1 suppose so.
Who it was, I could not say."
Asked if he had heard any one men
tioned ys a possible sucee-ssur to Mr.
floss in the event the Ref -ree was re
moved, Mr. Glenn said: "Xo. T lvver
heard any name mentioned at ail."
When informed that Judge D;.vi,
eould get the place if lie want, d it,
Mr. -Glenn said: "Judge Davis i. :
mighty hi-e man and a splendid 'aw
yer. lie would make a splendid referee
if ho could afford to take th" place."
In the event that Judge Dav 5? de
dines the place, it is certain that M
Koss' successor will be an attorney.
Judg Dyer, it is said, has expressed
himself as being unwilling to appoint
anyone who is not legally fjuahli -d to
discharge the duties of the office.
a Week Will Do
It wi!! secure an Endow mert contract cf S.".f)() which iiro. ides
that, if you !. nitli-n temv years ou, . , . . r.
If you !ie t'tnty jt:::s. jou it ciie (he
j;.r t-,.n; co'-.i'to'.md interest.
It wi'l t-c ;:-. a T . i
avment i.ife con-t.
att-ly) S7,"i(;!-. if you die wiihin twenty j.
cics the 'T.'d'liO. If y;n j.,t. i the end ;'
h;e a paid mi policy without (urtl.cr yre-n
'1'he eee!io:'! : iiii-:
Do you want intt-resl on !!;; e.l.t-i) a .
rather :-'..t that ir.tcr into securing 'l
'i'h.e kind of insurance ca-.trad lith soits Iho needs of
man ma.- net be the idal i cam red by Ids neighhe.r.
Talk ovi r 'he different contracts with
FRED B. FATTEN, Genl. Agt.
German Mutual Life of St. Louis
3rd Natl. Bank Elite. ST. LOUIS
Mild 1 1 r c t k "a tr c a s -sr a
H n k si n e a yi
Vre Pay 4 Per Cent on Time
4 Per Cent on Savings
Modest Interest on all Dsposits
Come, see us Be convinced We will tbea have yu-. rronage.
X. Darnell, 214 North Ellis,
attendance is desired.
A full j smart, and usually exceedingly grace
?Ir. and Mrs. Ce.dc.stine S. Vardmn
of Commerce, accompamed by Mr?.
Vanhahn's mother, Tdrs. I).dlinger, of
Denton, were in the city Saturday.
The voung folks were married the 2',' j
A. C. Linge of East Carondeiet, was
in tl;e city yesterday on a bu.-ines.-.
sJam"J. IcMinn of Duchar.an. Zlo.,
i.-, transacting b:i.-ine.-.s and vi.-iting
friends in this city.
Oma r Lutes of Luie sville, is a busi-
I noss visitor in this city.
of September in Centon at the Cath
olic church.and had one of the n t-
A cheerful face is nearly as good for i
H. J. Voaf of ct. Loin's
i citv "cesterday looking af
an invalid as healthy weather. i. 1 . Uavis o: J.isco, was in tr.e
Franklin. I CaPe yesterday on a shonping trio.
Mrs. Ike Caldwell returned home
Saturday from Memphis where she
has been visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lehman, of that city.
Louis Goehmann of Jackson, was in
the city yesterday on a business trip.
Robert H. Cone, W. TL McDonald,
D. I Kinsella, E. C. Altenberud, Mor
ris G. Levinson, John Stack and Hen-
, was m the ry Hasfc-It, of St. Louis, were busi
tor business :,,iS3 v;sitor in city yesterday.
S. IL Xorthall of Evansville, Ind.,
was a business visitor in this city yesterday.