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AND THE CAPE COUNTY IIEARLD
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 6,
SET FOR 1915;
Preliminary Hearing in Shoot
ing Case is Disposed of
By Judge Wilier.
STORIES OF SHOOTING
T. D. Ilines Represents Defendant
And E. D. Hays Aids
The preliminary hearing of John W.
Taylor, charged with having attempt
ed to kill C. M. Freeman by shooting
him with a pistol on October 11, 1014,
came up before Justice of the Peace
W. H. Wilier at the court house yes
Judge Edward D. Hays assisted
prosecuting attorney H. J. Caruthers
in behalf of the state, and the defend
ant was represented by attorney T. D.
The reading of the information v4
waived and the trial proceoden.
The first witness introduced by the
state was C. M. Freeman, whose re
sponse to the interrogatories of prose
cuting attorney Henry J. Caruthers,
was as follows:
"My home is in Cape (iirardeau,
Mo., and operate a restaurant at num
ber 110 Main street. T have been in
business there for four years the 14th
of last February.
"I have known John W. Taylor for
five or six years. He was in mv res
taurant at about 2:30 o'clock on Sun
day afternoon, October 11.
"I went into the restaurant to get
pome base ball gloves, and Taylor was
sitting at the lunch counter. The
waiter brought him some pie and cof
fee. When the waiter handed it to
him I asked whore the base ball glove
was, I wanted to take it to the fair
grounds with me. The waiter said
'it is right under there and Mr. Tay
lor asked me how I expected him to
eat his pie without a fork. I told him
not to get in too big a hurry, that
base ball was important as the season
was about over, and he could eat his
pie any time.
".Mr. Taylor grew angry, and takr
some money out of his pocket, saa
1 don't have to eat it,' and I told him
that if he didn't eat he need not pay.
I asked him if he was sore and he
asked ine who wouldn't get sore. 1
told him that 1 wouldn't and when he
said something back, I told him that
if he didn't get out I would put him
out. He stepped outside and called
me a liar and cursed me, and said
there was nothing to me and said
I would not do anything that I said
' setpped out and he ran up to me
and I gave him a shove backward. I
had a glove in my hand. He turned
and fell at the edge of the walk. His
hat fell off, and he cursed me and said
he was going to kill me. I jumped be
hind my brother and grabbed the door
to jerk it open. As I jerked it, it
struck my foot and flew out of my
hand. I ran up the sidewalk and Tay
lor followed me. He said he was go
ing to kill me and I ran in the hall
way and upstairs at Siebert's shoe
"He started to get his pistol out
of the front of his pants as he was
getting up and when I saw what he
was doing 1 tried to get inside. He
made an effort to get his gun with his
right hand and his hat with his left
hand. He made two or three grabs
for the gun before he pulled it out.
When he finally got the gun out I
turned my side to him and threw my
hand up as he shot."
When Attorney Caruthers asked the
witness if the shot struck him, Attor
ney T. D. Hines, counsel for defend
ant, objected to the question on the
ground that it was not charged in the
i -smplaint that the defendant had shot
the witness. A closer inspection of
the document revealed the fact that
the charge had been embodied in the
complaint by an interlineation, and the
objection was overruled.
The witness continued as follows:
"The ball passed through my arm. It
entered the lower bone and out this
one, breaking both in two, and then
it went into my left side just above
my heart arid passed into my lung.
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ON COON HUNT;
Hazel Harrison, Dorothy Bell,
Mary Griffith and Rebecca
Houck Enjoy Sport.
OLD BR'ER POSSUM
TOO W ISE FOR 'EM
Plays Dead and Girls Think He's
Sick and Plead With Darkies
To Spare Him.
Tour social belles of Cape Girar
deau went coon hunting Wednesday
night and when they emerged from
the Houck woods about six miles west
of this city early yesterday morning,
they had captured one coon and three
The young ladies were: Misses
Hazel Harrison, Dorothy Bell, Rebec
ca Houck and Mary Griffith. They
were escorted by Maj. Giboney Houck,
chief coon hunter; Lee Albert, gun
toter, and Frank Kimmel, mascot.
A train of darkies, occupants of the
Houck plantation, accompanied the
party to take care of the dogs and to
tote the game.
The moon had just ascended over
the tops of the hills that flank the ma
jestic Houck home as the party, clad
in rough garments, started down the
rustic lane that leads to the land of
pawpaws and persimmons. It was in
this grove, Maj. Houck told the party
that coons traveled in schools and
possums were as plentiful as locusts
during pest years.
Two old coon dogs bayed joyously
as their masters urged them to sniff
for coons. They had not been out thir
ty minutes when Grover Cleveland, a
canine of the lumber yard vaViety, de
tected the odor of raccoon and dashed
toward a heavy thicket, howling fur
iously. "We are now among 'em," said
Maj. Houck to the ladies. "That
listens good to we'uns," chirped Kim
mel as he perched himself on a stump
and asked the girls to be seated.
Mr. Albert took up his position a bit
in advance of the party, as if he ex
pected to get a pot shot as the coons
dashed by. "Careful, now," warned
Maj. Houck. "Don't shoot until I give
By this time Grover Cleveland and
Lizzie, his running mate, barked
"treed." One of the darkies urged
the party to follow him and they all
hurried in the direction of the baying
dogs. When they reached the scene, J
the canines were seated on their I
haunches under a pawpaw sapling,
Steve, an ebony shaded youth, took
the gun from Mr. Albert and as the
young ladies clamped their hands to
their ears, fired. There was a rustle
i nthe tree and then a thump on the
ground. The young ladies rushed up
to get a look and there lay old Br'er
Possum a corpse.
A few minutes later the dogs treed
another 'possum, and just to break
the monotony, Steve squirreled up the
tree and dragged the humiliated ani
mal down by the tail. He was pro
nounced a hero by the young ladies.
A brush heap was ignited and the
party gathered around to get better
acquainted with the possum. The ani
mal, true to traditions, played dead.
His actions deeply affected the gentler
sex, who expressed the belief that the
'possum was critically ill and begged
the negroes to liberate it. But they
knew the tricks of Br'er Tossum and
"Well, let's gig some more," urged
Kimmel and the hunt was renewed.
A short time later the dogs stopped
under a huge elm tree and began to
bay. The tree top was carefully scru
tinized by the darkies who discovered
the prize of the evening a real, na
tive born coon.
"Here's where the head of this ex
pedition does some nifty work," said
Major Houck. He leveled the gun at
the top of the $ree and let drive. The
coon tumbled down, and then came the
most pathetic moment of the evening.
The death of that coon almost caus
ed the fair hunters to weep. "It groan
ed just like a baby," said one last !
night. "It was just .terrible." ...
-After the m4ral pijsail. aTOiVtoid
This picture shows ten of the governors of federal reserve banks out of the total of twelve. Back row, left to
right: Charles J. Rhoads of Philadelphia, district 3; Oscar. Wells. Houston. Tex., district II; Alfre.l I Aiken. Bos
ton, district I; Benjamin Strong. Jr., New York, district 2: Archibald Kains. San Francisco, district !2. Front row,
left to right: D. R. Faucher. Cleveland, district 4; George J. Seay. Richmond, district ."5; Joseph A. McCord. Atlanta,
district C; Theodore Wold, Minneapolis, district 9; CharleM. Sawyer. Topeka. district 10.
HELP THE NEEDY
Outline Plan To Co-operate With
Provident Association Wilier
At the meeting of the Retail Mer
chants' Association at the Commercial
Club last evening, a resolution was
passed by which the Association will
be enabled to co-operate with the Provi
dent Association in the matter of car
ing for the deserving poor of this city
during the winter months.
Each merchant will prepare a list of
articles to be delivered to the Provi
dent Association, which organization
wil be authorized to call when neces
sary for donations of merchandise or
other relief for the needy. "
Mr. Aicrnerson suggested as a
method of avoiding being imposed up
on by imposters, a plan that had been
successfully operated in a city where
he formerly lived. He stated that the
Provident Association provided each
merchant with a card stating that he
was a member of the Provident As
sociation to hang in his place of busi
ness to show to anyone seeking char
ity, and in that way there was no
danger of being imposed upon by un
deserving persons who would know
better to approach the officers of the
Provident Association for relief.
It was also suggested that there are
many people who have useful articles
to give to the association but do not
know where to leave them, and under
this arrangement they will le enabled
to leave their packages with any mer
chant in the city, with the assurance
that their donation will reach the
It was also agreed that during
Thanksgiving time the merchants will
co-operate with the Provident Associa
tion to see that every one gets a good
dinner on Thanksgiving day.
In addition to this work of affilia
tion with the Provident Association an
election was held at which the follow
ing officers were elected the ensuing
H. R. Wilier, president; Louis Ische,
vice-president; W. W. Hinchey, secre
tary; Alvin Bergman, treasurer; R. E.
Lamkin, trustee, and Will Bergman,
The meeting last evening had its
full attendance, and is regarded as the
most satisfactory ever held by the or
ganization. the party was homeward bound, the
dogs treed another 'possum, which
was slain without any formalities.'
Before they reached the Houck resi
dences, the dogs brought two more to
bay, but the fear of being classed as
game hogs caused Uie young ladies
to insist that the two 'possums be
It was 1 o'clock when they reached
the crest of the hill upon .which the
Houck mansion stands. After serv
ing tea, they retired.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 15 There was
a large increase in hog receipts nere
today and prices were 35 cents higher,
due, dealers said, to the quarantine at
Chicago. Sheep were up .15 cents. ,
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 5 Higher
prices in hogs and sheep prevailed to
day.. "Cattle, were steady.. Hogs .were
OF TEN FEDERAL RESERVE
YrJ- "W Si if cpV " '
New Equipment To Be Working
By February, Superior To
Recent developments in the drain
age situation would indicate that the
delay occasioned by the legal entangle
ment which resulted in the suspension
of the dredging work in the big diver
sion channel of the Little River
Drainage District, will soon be over
come, and work resumed with facilities
sufficient to complete the undertaking
in the required time.
For the past four days there has
been held in the office of the Little
River Drainage -Disi Vet, in this city
a meeting of contractors and drag
line manufacturers for the purpose of
making definite arrangements to the
end that the undertaking may be car
ried out as quickly as possible.
- The meeting adjourned yesterday,
and it is believed that a satisfactory
solution of the difficulty
Those present at the meeting were
men who have large interests in the
project in consultation with represent
atives of manufacturers of the large
type of drag line machines.
The plans decided upon were to se
cure live largo drag lines, ranging
from 100 to 1 foot boom, with
to 4li yard capacities, and the prob
abilities are if all arrangements are
concluded the machines will be in op
eration by the first of February, 191-1.
The question yet to be decided is
the motor. It seems that the tackle
motor recommended for power to be
used on the new machines is question
ed by the Missouri Utilities Co., as to
the effect it might have on their op
eration. That question is to be de
cided by an investigation on the part
of the Utilities Co., at an early date,
in Chicago on machines being used in
the side cut off of the Chicago Sani
Jt is the intention to place two of
these machines at the mouth of
Crooked Creek, near Allenville, to
work east, and the remaining three
will be placed at the river end and
All of these prospective machines
are of greater capacity, and it is be
lieved of more substantial construc
tion the two Lidgerwood machines
that were formerly usd on the work.
The new machines are manufactur
ed by the Bucyrus Manufacturing Co.,
! of Milwaukee, Wis.
The meeting which was attended by
W. C. Merritt of the Merritt & Gil
bert Construction Co.,' of New York,
D. C. Stephens of Buffalo, N. Y., Win.
Eager", General Sales Agent of the
Bucyrus Mfg Co., E. K. Swigert, As
sistant Engineer of the Bucyrus, Mfg.
Co., and John P. Gilbert, of New Y'ork.
The meeting adjourned yesterday
afternoon, and if the investigation of
the power proposition is satisfactory,
the machines will be placed on the
grounds at ence and the work will' be
in full operation within two months.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. fi Prices
were higher at the Stockyards today,
dtie to the quarantine, at Chicago.. Cat
tle and hegs were up 15 to 25c, and
8hee50 t9?6rv -R&Sjpts were norm gi
W. A. VERNON WILL
GO TO WAR ZONE
Civil Engineer Leaves Frisco
Work to Depart For England,
His Former Home.
W. A. Verncn, the Civil Engineer
who has been engaged in the Frisco
Railroad's improvement work along
the levee, has resigned his position
and will depart today for England.
He goes to St. Louis, then to Can
ada and back to Xew York City, from
which point he probably will take pas
sage. Mr. Vernon's mother is now in
London, having arrived there recently
from Switzerland where she experienc
ed thrilling adventures due to the war.
Mr. Vernon informed The Tribune
last night that he would spend the
wmiei m me war zone, nut proDah.'y
wouki return 10 me u nited Mates an!
may be Missouri next spring. This
matter, however, is not certain.
He will be with his mother during
the winter, and they expect to travel
together, visiting the cities that have
' figured prominently in the war. Mr.
Vernon's mother is the Honorable
Mrs. William Vernon, her husband
having been a member of the English
nobility. Mr. Vernon' has lived the
J A . 1 1 ' 1
greater pan oi nis nie in r.ngianct
and Canada, although he was educated !
Mr. Vernon has lived in Cape Gir
ardeau hardly a year, but has made a
host of friends during his stay. He
has been socially active. Close friends
gave him a farewell dinner last right,
which was attended by about a dozen
LATE ELECTION FIGURES.
Chicago, Nov. 5 There is no fur
ther doubt that Lawrence Y. Sherman
has won the United States Senator
ship over Roger Sullivan, the Demo
crat whom President Wilson indorsed.
The latest available returns from
2,758 precincts downstate give Sher
man a plurality over Sullivan of
fi(,774. Deducting Sullivan's plurality
of rf,.r!)0 in Cook County still gives
Sherman a lead of 10,175. The total
vote cat in the state, except 20 pre
cincts, gives Sherman "70,681 and
St. Louis, Nov. 5 It is conceded at
Republican headquarters that Joseph
J. Russel has defeated Thomas J.
Brown for Congress from the Four
teenth district but the victory is small.
It is not believed the Congressman
will have more-than .100 votes to spare
when the complete returns are in.
Washington, Nov. 5 Reports trom
a number ow districts west of the Mis
sissippi river coming in to the Demo
cratic and Republican Congressional
committee here. reach widely different
conclusions in estimates concerning
the make-up of the House.' The Demo
crats tonight claim a majority over the
Republicans of 46 and over the Re
publicans and all 'minor parties. The
Republicans, however, only conceded
the Democrats a majority in the
House of 22.
; Depression Oyer, Sayi Comptroller
Washington, Nov. 5 Reports that are now coming to the Comp
; troller's office from every section of the Country, indicate an emphatic
; relaxation of the financial tension, and an increasing supply of loan
able funds is reported. Steady and uninterrupted progress is being
; made toward normal conditions. t ..
. .The above statement was issued tonight by Comptroller of Cur
.' ; rency WilUams after he had. received, Toxd froni many. National banks .
' as to the financial situation. His, 'statement was the mast oplimistfc
, . tjocwmwii, -tubus &y a-gversmejvc
THE FIELD ON
Popular Recorder Gets 46
More Votes Than Judge Paar
Hays Close Third.
BY A HEAVY VOTE
Woman Suffrage Defeated Almost
3 to 1 County Unit Likewise
The oflicial vote of last Tuesday's
election in Cape Girardeau County
was completed yesterday, and showed
that G. F. Siemers led the field, with
Judge Paar a nose behind and Edward
D. Hays a close third.
-Air. Siemers defeated .Mr. Roloff by
778 votes. The total cast for .Mr.
j Siemers was 3.085 ami 2,237 for Ro
loff, and 84 for Daume, the Progres
sive candidate for Recorder.
Tui-lrv O.i i .. .. r ? niiti . . t
uwj;- i cut iririvni .1,11.,: voles lf ;
ZZii) tor Peterman, getting a majority
of 700. ' !
Judge Hays got 3,022 votes against j bringing up heavy reiiir.iwim-nls to
2,27!) for Miller, or a majority of 74.:. j mai,e a now. fetXi. ir ,,.
Frank Caldwell defeated Gaines by j through Ypres, Li.'fe and Arras. It
6!)., the former getting 2,f7o' votes to i is reported that three hundred and llf
his opponent's 2,2$ 1, and !ti going to j ty thousand men ate Win-; ndded f.r
Heinberg, the Progressive candidate. this purpose.
The first returns of the votes cast j Tno Al'ies are planivn- to meet
for J. Henry Caruthers, Hen K. Mas- ,hom w5,h fr's'' Iroov.
ters, niucher Sperling. F. W. Ober-j London, Nov. " "I he P.; iii-h r.-.ine
heide, H. V. Hridges and D. A. N'ieh- : sweeuer Mary was sunk bv a mine in
ols were not materially changed by the
The vote on the amendment were
about as had been anticipated, every
one of them lieinc- ilnfieivolv rlof,.ntr-!
Thrs ....1S i.iro.nK- tA ,.iw;..
caused by the Woman Suffrage and
the County LTnit treasures.
i There were L'lOO people who voted
for the Woman Suffrage amendment
and :;,"lf. men who cast lhr votes
against it. It fared slightly worse
than the County Unit amendment,
which received 1,.,S7 votes for it and
;!,200 against it. Reports from St.
Louis indicate that the Countv Ur.it
amendment was defeated outside of
large cities, while the Suffrage
measure probably wa.-. app;oed by the
small cities and country districts. The
large cities, however, cast heavy polls
. U 1 - u 1
i;;ui:i.-.L n:v .uiu numt in, which was ;e-
feated by probably 100,000.
The '"Full Crew amendment went
down with the wreck, as had been
generally predicted. The trainmen, ex-
cept the brakemen who were directly
interested in the measure, were
against it, and this with the slush fund
furnished by the railroads, caused its
defeat. Jn Cape Girardeau county
1,011 votes were cast for this amend
ment to ",4:11 against it.
The amendments Eleven and Twelve
providing home rule for St. Louis,
were badly defeated in this county.
Only 810 voted for Eleven and ::.2r2
against it. Twelve received 80fi votes
and 3,2"7 against it.
The vote on the fifteen amendments.
as shown by the official count, follows: j Turkish forces under German ollieers.
For Against1:! stae of war exists between Great
Third . R10
Sixth . 7:;S
Seventh . ... . . , 1424
Eighth . .............. 882
Tenth . i::87
Eleventh . 81!)
Twelfth '. . ....... 80fi
Thirteenth . ......... l.,0()
, Chic? go, Nov. 5 Hog prices ad- i
vaneed 25 to 50 cents here today, due j
to. the quarantine- Sheep advanced 10
cents and eattle 10 tm 20 cents a hun
cmvai id a long time. - -
BY GERMAN MINE
Six of Crew Are Saved, Re
port Firing in the North
ISLAND OF CYPRI S
TAKEN BY ENGLAND
flreat Britain Announces That
State of War Exists HiMween
King and Sulian.
London, Nov. ." The (in man sub
marines of the latest tv v and a num
ber of tarpodo boats are bci:: rushed
across Belgium fr;::n Germany on
trains for launching at Bruges to raid
the British coaxt, accord! it!; to a dis
patch from Amsterdam.
The Germans have tlo-cd the water
way between Bnivcs and Z.ehruue.
Great bodies of nava1 -i-.cnc.s and ac
tive seamen are massed at Bruuc.; aid
man t!c sea h'hkrs s;o! as
thev enicr the water.
i Paris. Nov. 5 The Get mans .n
j the North Sta today. S 01 the creu
j of 1 1 were rescued. The simi;r w iio
; Y'ere kd at Lowestoft reported
i "'' un firing o.T H.e Yorkshire
I coast this afternoon.
' r.re.it HriinS., i r ,.-!!.. ..v
od the Isand of Cyprus, in the Mcdif-
i crraneaa.which nomie.i'lv formed a
part of the Turk's!: Empire.
The defensive alliance between
Great Britain and Turkey hain In
come annul'td by thi outbreak of wa.-.
the British Government derided it was
necessary to appropriate the island in
'order that proper pioision might be
; made for its government and for its
The island, since the AnIo-TurkMi
convention of 1878, had keen a ecu pi 'd
and administered by Great Britain,
though il had remained under the si:-
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; zcrainiy O! ire Miitan.
j It was officially announced in
don today tat a state ' war ei-ts
between Great Britain and Turkey.
This follows the announcement in
Constantinople yesterday that llie
Porte had recalled the Turkish Ambas
sadors to France and Great Britain,
the Charge d'AtTaires at IYtrrad
and the Minister to Sria. The Am
bassadors from the Su'tan's Gmm
m.nt left London an' Bordeaux, la-t
night. It is understood that Tewiik
Pasha, the Ambassador to London, did
all in his power to preserve peace be
tween Turkey and Great Britain.
A proclamation gazetted today
reads as follows:
"Owing to hosti'c acts committed by
Britain and Turte from today and all
proclamations anH orders in council is
sued wth reference to the state of war
between Great Britain and Germany
ancf Austria shall apply !o the state of
war between Grea Britain and Tur
key." A privy council was held in
Buckingham Palare this morning to
discuss this Question. At its conclu
sion King George signed the docu
ments oroclaiming the state of war.
1?.4(i Bucharest. Nov. 5 Turkish war
'.722 ! ships haw sunk two I'tisMan passen
'7lf) I g-n steamers in the 'Black Sea. forc-
ling the nasengers and crews to tak
to the boats.
Santiago, Chile.. Nov. 3 A steam
collier which has arrived at Valparaiso
reports having seen eieht Japanese
warshias at Easier Island in the Paci
fic ahoft 2300 miles west of the Chil
ean coast. East Island belongs to the
Republic of Chile.
No word has come from the British
ships that engaged the German squad
ron off Corone' Sundav and the Brit
ish sifV of We sforr is yet to be told.
According fo German accounts their
armored criisers Scharnhorst and
Gneisennu and the light cruisers
Ncurnberg. Leinsic and Bremen c.i
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