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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1914.
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WILLINGNESS TO OBLIGE
THE public has a right 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 of the
public adequate telephone equipment.
Courtesy, willingness to oblige and patience,
under trying conditions on the part of telephone
employes, promote friendly feeling and are essen
tial to the best kind of telephone service.
Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co.
REGAINS SEAT IN CONGRESS
Cincinnati, Nov. 4. Former Con
gressman Nicholas Longworth, Repub
lican, Theodore Roosevelt's son-in-law,
who was defeated two years ago
by Stanley Bowdie, Democrat, yester
day was returned to Congress.
His opponent again was Bowdie,
whom he beat by a substantial majority.
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will then have your patronage.
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Robt. F. Kcster Friedheim
Mary F. Anna Schroeder. . .Friedheim
Ora L. Whitledge Pocahontas
Ora E. Walker Cape Girardeau
John A. Ueleke Cape Girardeau
Marie M. Hartmann Whitewater
Alpha W. Wilier Jackson
Minnie L. Rasche Jackson
Herman M. B. Andrews. . Burf ordville
Eulah O. Helderman Burf ordville
Benj. O. Willa Gordonville
Gustav M. Eggunann Gordonville
300 VOTES BEHIND
PARTY IN COUNTY
Paar and Siemers, Lauded By
The Tribune, Han Away With
Man Paper opposed.
OLIVER, PICKED TO
WIN, RAN GOOD RACE
Bridges, New Legislator Says
He's Going To Deliver
Judge William Paar and G. F.
Siemers led the Republican ticket in
Cape Girardeau County Tuesday.
They have long been considered the
most popular men in the county, and
their showing caused no surprise.
While Judge Paar polled a few more
votes than Mr. Siemers, he did not get
as large majority as did the Record
er. Roloff, who opposed Mr. Siemers,
did not get as many votes as Peter
man, who ran against Judge Paar.
Both Paar and Siemers were indors
ed by The Tribune, and they ran about
350 votes ahead of Thomas J. Aakins,
the candidate for United States Sen
ator, who was opposed by this news
paper. Akins' poor showing was at
tributed to the fight made on him by
The Tribune. He was branded as un
fit for office by newspapers in every
county, and according to unofficial re
uurns William J. Stone defeated him
by more than 50,000 votes.
Charles C. Oliver, who was picked to
win by Democrats and many Repub
licans, and was indorsed by The Tri
bune ran about 200 votes ahead of
Congressman Russell who received
more votes than the Democratic
Capt. Harry W. Bridges, whom it
was believed would be defeated be
cause of his lack of acquaintances in
the interior of the county, won by
less than 200 votes. Capt. Bridges has
always been popular in this city and
was only recently elected Secretary of
the Elks' club.
He informed The Tribune last night
that he was going to establish a rec
ord in the Legislature. "I am going
to vote for what the people want," he
said, " and I am going to work hard
for every good measure. Southeast
Missouri has been overlooked by the
Legislature, and if hard work and
persistence can remedy the situation,
I am going to do it.
"It is unnecessary to say that I am
gratified over the outcome of the elec
tion. I was opposed by a very popular
man and a fine gentleman. While I
have been somewhat disappointed over
the comparatively small majority I re
ceived, my political friends are pleas
ed with my showing. Mr. Oliver car
ried the county two years ago by a
good majority and the Republican vote
was about the same as that cast Tues
day. The New County Court is composed
of William Paar, as Presiding Judge,
and G. Jacob Keller and Philip C.
Kasten, association. This is regarded
as one of the best county courts ever
elected in Cape Girardeau County.
Each one of the judges was popular
and won easily. Blucher Sperling, a
splendid man, is the new clerk of the
J. Henry Caruthers, who made an
excellent Prosecuting Attorney, was
re-elected by a big majority. Frank
Caldwell won easily over Henry Gain
es and Masters defeated Williams.
Overheide was elected Public Admin
istrator over Medley, the banker.
Edward D. Hays, who was picked
by The Tribune to defeat Julien Mil
ler without much of a contest, came
up to expectations. He swept the
county. Judge Hays, who has been
presiding over the Probate Court,
made the campaign on his record.
BISHOP SMITH DIES.
Washington, Oct. 31 Bishop Char
les W. Smith of St. Louis died of heart
disease here today at the home of
Justice Anderson of the District Court,
where he was being entertained while
attending the meeting of conference
claimants of the Methodist Episcopal
church in session here.
FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given to all credit
ors and others interested in the es
tate of Alrin H. Borstfeld, deceased,
that I, the undersigned, intend to
make final settlement of the estate of
said deceased at the next term of the
Probate Court - of Cape Girardeau
County, Missouri, to be held at Jack
son, Missouri, beginnig on the 9th day
of November, 1914.
Emma S. Borgfeld,
J. T. Williams of Chaffee, transact
ed business in this city yesterday.
OF TOM J. BROWN
Says Congressman Joseph J.
Russell is Re-elected by
About 6 Majority.
IS LEADING OPPONENT
BY MORE THAN 1300
Stone and Taney Counties, With
Normal G. O. P. Majority of
700, Not Heard From.
Congressman Joseph J. Russell has
been re-elected over Thomas J. Brown
by probably 600 votes. This is the
substance of a story that appears to
day in the St Louis Globe- Democrat.
The Globe-Democrat, which is the
most accurate newspaper in Missouri
in its reports on election return, last
night sent a telegram to The Tribune,
stating that Brown had been defeated.
"With the returns from Stone ar.rl
Taney counties still missing Russell
is leading Brown by 1,332 votes," says
the Globe-Democrat dispatch. "These
two counties gave the Republican
Congressional candidate a majority of
700 votes two years ago, and about
that number in 1910, when Repub
lican strength was normal.
"The complete vote cast in Ozark
and Douglas has not been received,
but returns to date show that Brown
is not polling the full party strength.
Present indications arc that Russell
has been re-elected by probably 600
votes, although the official count may
cut this figure down slightly."
The above figures coincide with the
reports that Congressman Russell has
received. Dr. R. F. Wichterich, a
brother-in-law of Mr. Russell, last
night received a message from the
Congressman, stating that he had
been re-elected by more than 500
"According to the reports that Mr.
Russell has received," said Dr. Wich
terich, "Douglas County, which usual
ly goes 1100 Republican, gave Brown
only 750, and Howell, with a normal
Republican majority of 400, was car
ried by Mr. Brown by only 100.
"Christian County gave Russell 100
more votes than first returns showed.
He carried Mississippi, Stoddard,
Scott, New Madrid, Pemiscot and
Dunklin by 4,200. Unless all of the
figures are wrong, he has carried the
district by a safe majority.
"The Progressive vote was virtually
nothing, and the men who formerly
voted the Bull Moose ticket have re
turned to the Republican party. But
in view of the Democratic slump else
where, we feel well satisfied with Mr.
Russel's showing. Owing to the fact
that Congress was in session so long,
he was kept out of the campaign. He
was in his district hardly a week be
fore the election."
By virtue and authority of an execu
tion issued from the office of the Clerk
of the Cape Girardeau Court of Com
mon Pleas, in and for the County of
Cape Girardeau, returnable to the No
vember, 1914, term of said Court, and
to me directed, where in the City of
Cape Girardeau is the plaintiff, and
G. E. Flinn, Beulah Flinn and Carrie
Flinn, are defendants, I have levied
upon and seized the following de
scribed real estate, situated in said
County of Cape Girardeau, State of
Misosuri, and described as follows, to
wit: All of lots No. 23 and 24 and
range "G" in the City of Cape Girar
deau, Missouri, being the same proper
ty described in deed from William
Moore and Bertha Moore, his wife, re
corded in book 40, page 159, of the land
records of said county; and I will, on
the 27th day of November, 1914, be
between the hours of 9 o'cloc in the
forenoon and 5 o'clock in the afternoon
of said date, at the east door of tnc
Court House, in thesaid city and coun
ty of Cape Girardeau, and State of
Missouri, sell at public auction, for
cash, to the highest bidder, the proper
ty above described, to satisfy said exe
cution and costs.
William A. Summers, Sheriff.
Cape Girardeau County, Mo.
FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given to all credit
ors and others interested in the es
tate of W. W. Spain, deceased, that I,
the undersigned, intend to make linal
settlement of the estate of said de
ceased at the next term of the Pro
bate Court of Cape Girardeau Coun
ty, Missouri, to be held at Jackson,
Missouri, begining on the 9th day of
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POST OFFICE THIEVES
AT STE. GENEVIVE
Ilobbcrs Enter Office At
Night And Steal Postage
The no.nt office at Ste. Genevieve
was entered by robbers Tuesday night,
ar.d a number of postage stamps and
other valuable articles were stolen.
The robbery was not discovered un
til early 'yesterday morning when
Postmaster Andrew J. Seibert, arriv
ed from his home to open the doors
fcr the day's business.
When he entered the building he
found the interior in a state of con
fusion. Drawers had been pulled out
and the contents scattered over the
floor. The safe had been tampered
with but no attempt had been made to
blow it open. The stamp drawer had
been robbed of several dollars worth
of one cent and ten cent denomina
tions. A valuable 12-gauge double bar
reled shotgun had also been stolen.
Closer investigation showed that the
robbers had effected entrance to the
building by prying a window open.
A considerable amount of merchan
dise is also believed to have been
stolen from the store which is operat
ed in the same building with the post
The officers have no definite clue up
on which to base a suspicion, but it
is generally believed that the burglary
wns committed by some of the hard
ened element that make their way
down the river every year at about
this time, several of whom have been
seen loitering around the business sec
tion of the town for the past few
The postmaster, Mr. Seibert, is a
scn-in-law of Major James F. Brooks
of this citv.
FARM SCENE IN WINDOW
Stchr Store Makes Hit With Unique
The tasteful arrangement and pic
troial design of the large window dis
play of the Stchr Mercantile Co., in
Haarig. exhibited as a reminder of the
approach of Hallowe'en, has for the
past few days been a center of at
traction for the throngs of pedestrians
and shoppers in that section of the
This bucolic display has been a hit
and no one passed without stopping
fcr a few moments to view the home
made farm scene.
Great staring eyes and leering fea
tures peering from behind shocks of
fodder greet the spectator from every
ang'e. Brush piles and dark woods
form the back ground, and arc dis
played in realistic fashion.
ROOSEVELT FROM THE
BIBLE ON ELECTION
New York, Nov. 4 When Theodore
Roosevelt was asked for an expression
of opinion in New York State, he said:
"In the Episcpal Church lessons
taken from the Bible are appointed for
every day of the year. The lesson for
Nov. 3 includes the second Epistle of
Paul to Timothy, Chapter iv, 3, 4,
which read as follows:
" 'For the time will come when they
will not endure sound doctrine. But
fater their own lusts shall they heap
to themselves teachers having itching
ears, and they shall turn away their
cars from the truth and shall be turn
ed unto fables.'
"I have nothing to add to this at
present. After all the returns are in,
I maye have something more to say."
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
STEEG STABLE AND
HAY ARE BURNED
Building Damaged $2,000 With
Only Half Amount Insnrauce
The livery stable of John Steeg, at
110 North Spanish street was serious
ly damaged by fire yesterday after
noon, and for a time was threatened
with complete destruction.
The blaze was discovered at about
4 o'clock and when first noticed by
passersby, great volumes of smoke
were rolling out the windows of the
upper part of the building and the en
tire interior was lighted up by the
When the fire department arrived
the windows were falling out and
burning fragments of the floor were
dropping down into the lower part
of the barn.
All vehicles were drawn out of the
burning building and taken to places
of safety. There was but one horse
in the barn wlien the fire occurred, and
when an attempt was made to lead
him through the front to the street, he
became excited and unmanageable, and
it finally became necessary to lead
him out the back way and through an
alley around the building.
The lire men reached the scene ex
actly eight minutes after the alarm
was turned in, and when they arrived
the lire had made such headway that
it hardly seemed possible to save the
building. The flames had broken
through the roof in places and were
darting out every window. With the
aid of ladders, the firemen succeeded
in playing directly on the burning
mass of hay and straw that had been
stored in the loft, but the smoke was
so dense that Fireman Bruening was
almost overcome and was compelled to
drop the hose in order to avoid as
phyxiation. He was promptly relieved
and in a few moments was back at his
post of duty. It required almost two
hours to subdue the flames, and when
they were finally extinguished, the en
tire upper story was in ruins.
About 400 hundred bales of hay and
straw were destroyed, the floor was
badly burned, and the metal roof was
Mr. Steeg, who operates the busi
ness, estimates his loss at about $200,
and he carried no insurance.
The building which is owned by
Mayor F. A. Kage, was insured for
$1,000 and the damage is estimated
to be almost twice that amount.
Lafayette Yoncey and John Nuck
les, two employes, were in thf rear of
the stable doing some work when the
fire was discovered, and knew nothing
of its existence until they saw fagots
droping on the floor from above.
Mr. Yancey stated that there had
been no one in the loft during the en
tire afternoon, and he is of the opinion
that the lire originated from defective
Mayor Kage in speaking of the dis
aster made the following statement to
a Tribune representative:
"This same building was destroyed
by fire in 1SS4 or 1885, and I continued
to operate my business in the two
large sheds adjoining, and I suppose
that Mr. Steeg will do the same until
the necessary repairs can be made.
"I have always carried an insur
ance of $2,000 on the property, but re
duced it to $1,000 a short time ago
on account of the exorbitant insurance
The building will be overhauled and
reconstructed as quickly as possible.
A. B. Yount of Jackson, visited rel
atives in this city yesterday.
ALL ILLINOIS STOCK
YARDS MUST CLOSE
East St. Louis is Affected By
Order Caused By Mouth
Chicago, Nov. 5 The order closing
the Chicago stockyards was this after
noon extended to cover all yards and
pens in the state. This will close the
large yards in Fast St. Louis.
The closing of the stockyards will
last nine days, beginning Saturday.
The foot and tnouth disease has
broken out in the luxurious stalls out
side of Chicago stockyards, where
11,000 fancy cattle, gathered from
Canada and 2S states of the Union,
Ecightcen cases were found among
the fine cattle today, according to B. J.
Shanley, chairman of the Illinois Live
stock Commission. Infection of the
others is feared. Six hundred com
mon cattle were killed inside the yards
today and laborers were at work on
the long trenches in which the carcass
es will be covered with quicklime, the
bovine aristocrats with their plebeian
Then fancy stock was brought here
as exhibits at the National Dairy
Show. The exhibitors, who organized
this afternoon to protect their inter
ests, said the pedigree value of the
herd was $2,500,000. The state, it is
stated, will pay them only the value
of slain animals as meat, entailing a
heavy loss to the owners. The exhib
itors almost avoided the quarantine
last Saturady but 44 cars ordered to
remove the stock did not appear and
tho herd was caught.
The National Livestock Exhibition,
the largest livestock show in the world
and an annual event which called
thousands of visitor and exhibitors to
the city, probably will be formally
called off this year. It was set for
The formal notice of the closing of
the Chicago yards is signed by the Illi
nois Board of Livestock Commission
ers, and reads as follows:
"To prevent the spread of the foot
and mouth disease in cattle, other ru
minants and swine, notice is hereby
given that the Union Stockyards at
Chicago will be closed to the receipts
of cattle, sheep, other ruminants and
swine from Nov. 7 to 15, inclusive.'
Receipts of cattle, hogs and sheep
here today were 53,000 head, or 13,000
less than those on Thursday a week
ago. The decrease was mostly in hogs
Beginning Saturday, the first busi
ness day on which the yards will be
closed, there will be no market quota
tions until the embargo is lifted.
The drastic measure taken to check
the foot and mouth disease epidemic in
six states wil mean the loss of mil
lions of dollars, and cause thousands
of employes to be idle in Chicago.
The Chicago stockyards do a pack
ing business of $4,000,000 a day. Add
ed to this is a bi-product and cattle
shipment business of $1,200,000 a day.
The yards have been in continual oper
ation for 50 years, even during violent
IS EXTENDED INTO EAST
Washington, Nov. 4 The Depart
ment of Agriculture this afternoon
extended the quarantine on cattle
shipments to New York and Mary
land, because of the spread 'of the
"foot and mouth" disease. It an
nounced also that 600 case of the dis
ease had been found in the Chicago