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C1PE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
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FALLS AND BREAKS BONE
Farmer Gathering Pecans Tumbles
From Tree.- '
While gathering pecans a few miles
south " of ' this city Sunday morning
John Beaudeau fell from a tree, a dis
tance of about ten feet, and broke one
of the bones in his right ankle.
' At the time he did not believe he
was seriously injured, and walked into
town. He waited at a doctor's office
for sometime, but finally grew impa
tient and went to the ball game.
WAS A SUCCESS
More Than Fifty Lots Were
Sold Three Get Prizes
Despite the unfavorable weather
conditions, yesterday's lot sale on the
Giboney-Houck 4th and 5th subdivi
sions was well attended, and many
purchases were made.
More than fifty of these excellent
lots were sold, and under keen cem
petitive bidding all of them brought
amounts considerably in excess of the
stated minimum price of $200.
Several buyers succeeded in secur
ing a number of lots in compact form,
and one purchaser is said to have
bought all the lots in two entire
The results were gratifying to all
parties concerned, and it is believed
that the transfers made yesterday
mark the beginning of the rapid de
velopment of one of the most desir
able residence sections ever added to
the city of Cape Girardeau.
The auction ended yesterday, and
while it is known that the property
will be placed upon the market, the
method by which it will be sold has
not yet been ascertained.
The day's operations were closed
with the drawing for the $125 in gold,
as had been advertised. Silas Lail
who drew one of the lucky numbers,
was given $50, John Hart of Smelter
ville, also drew $50, and the remaining
$25 was awarded to a representative
of a St. Louis Tea & Coffee house who
chanced to be on the grounds when the
drawing took place.
MRS. CARMAN ON BAIL
Woman is Released After Furnishing
New York, Oct. 26 Mrs. Florence
Conklin Carman, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey at Free
port, L. I., was released on $25,000
bail by Justice Charles H. Kelby in the
King's County Supreme Court in
Brooklyn this afternoon. She started
immediately for Freeport.
Mineola, N. Y., Oct. 26 John J.
Graham, counsel for Mrs. Florence
Conklin Carman, whose trial for the
murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey resulted
in a disagreement, said today he would
demand a new trial or the quashing of
the indictment, as he would not per
mit the indictment to hang over his
District Attorney Lewis J. Smith at
first declared, after the jury had been
discharged, that he did not expect to
try Mrs. "Carman again, but a new de
velopment last night led him to say
to day that he might alter his deci
One of the jurors, it is said, declar
ed, after he was dismissed, that last
Thursday night, after, Mrs. Carman
had told her own story on the witness
stand, seven or eight members of the
jury formed a sort of clique and kept
apart from the rest. This group of
men, according to the juror in question
said they had formed their opinion and
had decided that they were going to
acquit the defendant.
The law requires that jurors must
not even discuss among themselves a
murder case which they are trying un
til all the evidence is in and the Judge
has charged them.
"I shall certainly make an inquiry
of this matter," declared District At
torney Smith when he heard the story
"If I find it to be true it will have a
lot to do with the question of releas
ing Mrs. Carman on bail. Besides it
will positively change the complexion
of the future as to a second trial.
"I had about made up my mind not
to try Mrs. Carman again because I
had come to the conclusion it would h
impssobile to get a Nassau County
jury to agree among themselves one
way or the other But now I don't
know either about bail or the second
Ten jurors are said to have voted
for acquittal, and two for conviction
of murder in the first degree on the
final ballot. The jury was out about
Joe S. Webb of Portageville, is in
the city this week attending the teach
James Angel of New Madrid, arriv
ed in the Cape yesterday and will at
attend the teachers' convention.
H. H. Martin of Chaffee, was a busi
ness visitors in this city yesterday.
Mrs. Wolfe of Portageville, is in the
city attending the teachers' meeting.
Will Mason and J. I. O'Connor of
Vanduser, were in the city yesterday
attending a Masonic meeting.
Freda Neuman of Marston, is in the
city attending the teachers' meeting.
Clark Runs Out of Gasoline,
Miss Mossier Misses Meeting
Music Man Asks Visitor Into
Country to Inspect the Scen
ery and Finds A Jinv Is On
His trail; Borrowed thim
ble of Gasoline and Barely
Escapes Walking Home.
Just for the want of a cup. of gaso
line, Miss Sadie L. Mossier of Chica
go, missed a morning engagement to
address the pupils of the Lorimier
She was shown the city yesterday
morning by Claude Clark, and liked
the scenery so well that she asked the
music man to drive her out in the
country. "We have some of the finest
scenery anywhere it's even prettier
than those hills of Colorado," said Mr.
Clark. "If it is as pretty as Cape
Girardeau, I know there is nothing
like it," responded the young lady.
So Mr. Clark turned the nose of his
automobile toward the Dutchtown
road and began to waste the gasoline.
Miss Mossier went into ecstasies over
the country scenery. "This is only
fair," exclaimed Mr. Clark, "just wait
until you get out in the country
proper. You've heard of the Houck
drive haven't you?" he asked.
"No, I haven't," she answered.
"Well, just wait until you cast your
beamers on it. Nothing like it even
But she returned to the city without
getting a peep at those Houck woods
and the shaded road that runs through
They were going up and down the
Dutchtown hills at a pretty good clip,
but just as the machine passed the en
trance to the Charles Juden estate, it
began to act like a Missouri mule.
First it stopped, then started with a
jump and then stopped again.
"It acts like it had sand in the gear
box," said Mr. Clark.
"May be "the scenery has charmed
it," replied the Chicago lass.
"Ill have a look," responded the
Mr. Clark proceeded to crawl under
the car and ascertain if all was well
beneath. He soon emerged and sniffed
the gasoline tank. "Ah, me lord, I
have a clew! It is the gasoline that
makes it go and me thinks the sup
ply is on the blink."
"Yea, verily," he muttered in an
undertone. "I am a Sherlock Holmes
and am just beginning to realize it.
My gasoline is less than minus."
"Can I walk back to get there in
time to keep my engagement at the
school?" asked the young lady.
"Be not afraid, I will deliver you in
person and on time," said Mr. Clark
Then he dashed madly down the
lane that leads to the Juden home. He
related his story to Mr. Juden, who
listened patiently and then informed
him that his automobile was away
from home and he thought his stock
of gasoline was exhausted. "We shall
see," he said.
The huge tank that s:is in the
smoke house was as light as a straw
hat in October. "It looks bad," said
Mr. Juden. "It feels very bad," re
sponded Mr. Clark.
Then they took turns in closing one
eye and inspecting the interior of the
can with the other. "I believe I saw
some," said the Cape man. "Then you
hall have it," answered Mr. Juden,
who sent a servant into the house for
The big tank was upset and its con
tents drained. There was just a tea
spoonful, but it looked good to Mr.
Clark. "That will get us back home by
using it judiciously going up hill and
then coasting down. Thanks."
He hurried . back to inform the
young lady of his good fortune. She
clapped her hands out of pure joy
as the young man carefully poured the
oil in the tank. After that last drop
was safely inside the tank, he hurried
ly clapped on the lid to prevent evap
oration. Then he cranked the ma
chine. "Hold tight, now," he exclaimed,
"because if we go home at all, we'll
have to get a good start."
The machine started and the sput
tered. Mr. Clark looked at the young
lady and she looked at him. "Well,
I'll "be isn't it awful?" asked he.
She concurred in his view.
He climbed out of the machine,
turned around and walked right back
to the Juden home. In the meantime
Mr. Juden had telephoned to Cape
Girardeau and Dr. Willis soon appear
ed on the scene with a gallon of real
Miss Mossier had an engagement at
the Lorimier school at 11:30. She
reached Cape Girardeau shortly before
1 o'clock and had not even seen the
DOUBTS THE ANTIQUITY
. OF MAN IN AMERICA
Human Origin in the Hemisphere
Said to Be of Recent Date.
New York, Oct. 28 The determina
tion of the age of the earliest human
skeletons found on the American con
tinent is of great interest. Until a
few years ago North America was
supposed to offer the most valuable
evidence in this regard, though the
Bureau of American Ethnology declar
ed in 1907 that "no specimen had come
to light in the northern continent
which from the standpoint of physical
anthropology represented other than
relatively modern man." At that time
some "apparently epoch-making dis
coveries" were reported from the Lo
goa Santa Caves of Brazil, together
with numerous finds of bones and cul
tural objects in Argentina.
As a result the attention of the
world was attracted to these places,
and there was a renewal of the story
of Atlantis, the origin and descent of
the human race being traced from
very primitive anthropoid forms of
South America. More recently interest
has reverted to North America from
the discovery of human remains in an
asphalt deposit at Rancha La Brea, in
Southern California. A preliminary
report on these was read before the
Museum of History, Science and Art
of Los Angeles, June 11, 1914, by John
The Bureau of American Ethnology
was so much interested in the South
American finds that two experts were
sent to conduct an impartial investi
gation. The conclusion was that the
human remains from the Logoa Santa
Caves could not be accepted without
further and more conclusive proofs as
belonging to a race which lived con
temporaneously with the extinct spe
cies of animals found in the same
caves. A similar unfavorable conclu
sion was reached regarding the an
tiquity of the skull taken from the
harbor of Buenos Aires. The speci
men was taken from the oozy bed of
the river when the workmen were ex
cavating for the dry dock at Buenos
In geologic age, according to Prof.
Ameghino, who wrote about it, it was
a remnant from the Lower Fliocene
and was older than the famous Nean
derthal skull. Careful examinations,
however, failed to reveal any evidence
which would justify its classification
as a representative of a species of an
cient primates, premediate forerun
ners of the human being. Every fea
ture shows it to be a portion of the
skull of man himself. It bears no evi
dence even of having belonged to an
early or physically primitive man, but
to a well-developed and physically mo
The conclusion of the report is that,
while it is not possible to give a defin
ite estimate of the age of the skeleton
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found, it belongs to a distinctly mo
dern period. It does not necessarily
belong to the present historical period,
but cannot be considered as having an
tedated it by many thousands of years.
Merriam considers it well worth ex
haustive scientific investigation, and
the last word on the subject cannot be
written until a great deal more study
has been given to the objects found.
The associations are with specimens
distinctly later in age than the typic
al Ranch La Brea fauna, which come
cording to Dr. A. L. Kroeger, the ra
cial characteristics do not differ de
cidedly from those of persons whose
remains have been excavated in
mounds on Santo Rosa Island off the
coast of Southern California.
"While the question of antiquity is
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origin of occurrence geologically
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from a very old geologic period. Ac-
C. A. Robertson of Poplar Bluff, ar
rived in the city yesterday and will at
tend the teachers' meeting.
Louis Layer fo Parma is a busine.-s
visitor in this city.
M. E. Lesem returned yesterday
from a short business trip to Minturn,
Ark., and will depart tomorrow morn
ing for Walnut Ridge. Ark., where h"
has some business interests demand
ing his attention.
1 NOTICE TO
Proposition Nine Ilequires railroads to increase the crews on passenger,
mail, express and freight train?. It is known as the full crew law and was
passed by the last legislature and is being resubmitted to the people by the
Proposition Ten Applies to the local option, making the county the unit
in such elections. Passed by the last legislature and submitted by the refer- YOTE NO
Proposition Eleven Home rule for St. Louis. Provides for the appoint
ment of excise commissioners by the mayor instead of by the governor. fUlij itu
Passed by the last legislature and submitted by the referendum petition.
Proposition Twelve Gives the mayor of St. Louis power to appoint
police commissioners. The commissioners arc now named by the governor. YQfj YES
I'assed by the last legislature and submitted by referendum petition.
Proposition Thirteen Provides for woman's suffrage, giving women the VOTF f0
same right as men to vote in all elections in the state.