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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1914.
THE CAPE W,$Ly TRIBUNE
AND THE CApfc COUNTY HERALD '
Every Friday by ' " .
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THAT UNFAIR FAIR CASE AGAIN.
Those who are opposing the reorganization of the Fair and Park As
sociation base their objection upon the belief that the men who have invested
in the organization might make about a normal interest on their money. This
is a dishonest objection.
There' is not a man living in Cape Girardeau, or any other city, who is
perfectly sane, who would invest in anything whether a peanut stand or a
railroad and not expect a return on the investment. If there is a legitimate
reason for opposing the Fair Board in trying to lift the organization' out of
debt, it ought to be stated.
The contention that the Fair and Park Association still has $5,000 in
unissued stock and that it should use this to pay its debts, is just an excuse
for fighting the men who have earned the hod for the county fair. But, for
the sake of the argument, what would be the result if the stockholders were
willing to sell the remaining stock and use the money to pay debts? When
all of the stock had been sold and the number of shares in circulation had
been increased fifty per cent, what would be the benefit?
The Association would still be in debt and threatened with bankruptcy,
just as it is today. And if it should then reorganize according to the present
plans, the men ,who purchase the remaining $5,000 worth of stock would get
just as much as those who have shouldered the burden during the associa
The stockholders of the Fair Association are looking for light, and to
accept the advice that hay been so freely offered recently would indicate about
as much wisdom as the farmer did when he destroyed the sight of a one
eyed mule because it mistook his whiskers for sheaf oats and brayed every
time he approached from the blind side.
THE FAIR GROUNDS QUESTION,
If a reorganization of the Fair and Park Association will wipe out the
deficit that now confronts it and will insure the continuation of the fair, it
should be done.
The report of the secretary of the association, as published in Satur
day's issue of The Tribune, shows what an enormous sum is necessary to
sustain the fair. Hut it i. worth the money.
To discontinue the county fair would be an enormous loss to this city
and a calamity to the county, it brings the people from the four corners
of the county to thi;; city, and for that reason is of tremendous value to the
merchants. A contest among stock raisers always stimulates interets in the
production of live stock, and in this progressive era no county can afford
to permit its cattle, sheep, horses and hogs to deteriorate.
But it costs money to hold fairs, and the Fair and Park Association
ought to be encouraged. The reorganization plans seem to be fair enough,
and in view of conditions that confront the organization, something must be
Three holders of mortgages against the Association have served notice
that they expect to get their money or force the organization into bankruptcy
If the park is sold under the hammer, it may mean that there will be no
more fairs and that would be a distinct loss to this city.
Stockholders in this association should think seriously before throwing
the property into bankruptcy. It is easy to dispose of a fair grounds, but it
is not so easy to rebuild one.
NEW-GUNS AT. THE FRONT.
the next few days, slioots twenty-seven m ilea. At that distance it can pene
trate a wall of cement fifteen feet thick.
If placed along the coast of the English Channel, it would send a pro
jectile across thst body of water, which is 22 miles wide, and five miles in
land. Is it any wonder that the Englishmen, living along the coast line, are
considering the advisibility of digging cyclone cellars ?
Imagine what a shock it would be to look down a gun barrel t'.iat re
sembled a sewer! Isn"t it enough to curdle milk?
But that gun is not all. The Kaiser recently brought out another very
nasty little gun, which fires a projectile monstrously disportionate to its size.
It is now being used in the trench fighting of the Aisne.
It is caller the "Minenwurfer," (mine-thrower) and is no more than a
'"hand" grenade thrown by a gun. It is, like the giant 42 centimetre siege
gun, a product of Krupp ingenuity. The howitzer -part of the "Minenwurfer"
is only about three feet long and weighs 130 pounds. The mounting weighs
1C0 pounds and the bed or platform 930 pounds.
It is mounted on wheels and two men easily move it from place to place
The diameter of the bore is only three inches, but it throws a shell over
a foot in diameter, spherical in shape and containing nearly 200 pounds of
It does this by a curious devise. There is a long stem which fits into
the muzzle of the gun. A second stem fits into the "outer end of the first and
on this second stem the big sphere is fixed.
When the guu is fired both stems leave together, but the back" half (the
part which fitted into the muzzle) soon drops off,-and the great shell then
hurtles on its way.
The grenade travel through the air very slowly and the enemy can
oi tc it coming and might conceivable in favorable circumstance's dodge
it by running.
The initial velocity is only 230 feet a second. The lowest elevation used
is forty-five degrees and at this angle the shell travels 450 yards, the maxi
mum range of the gun. At this range the shell takes ten seconds in flight
and reaches a height of 410 feet in the air.
As four pounds of dynamite or guncotton will usually demolish breast
works of three feet thickness composed of dirt rammed between planks, it is
easy to see wha ta great effect this trench howitzer shell must have.
With these facts in view, it is not surprising that the King of Belgium
refuses to quit running.
THIS CITY TO THE FRONT.
With 1914 rapidly drawing to a close, it is time to glance back over the
year and recall the advancements made by this city during the past twelve
months. While 1914 was no better than a great many years this city has
passed through, it has been exceptionally good, everything considered.
The past feu months have found a depression throughout the country.
St. Louis was especially hit, but Cape Girardeau was not Business continued
through the. worst period of the year, and the total receipts of the business
institutions in this city are little if any less than they were one year ago.
Cape Girardeau is about the only city in the state that kept its shoe
factory going. It is true that all of the shoe workers in this city did not
work all of the time, but they did well. While other factories were, closed
down, the Cape institution kept running the greater part of the time.
Cape Girardeau as a whole flourished during the year. At least 150
new buildings were erected, which is a record no other city of its size
in the state has equaled. Counting five persons; to' the average family, as the
Government figures, Cape Girardeau's population is about one thousand
larger than it was twelve months ago. , ..' ' . i ' -
Mayor Kage and the City Council are to be. commended for the service
they have rendered the city sinc 1913 passed into the bourne of time. Miles of
granitoid streets now cover thoroughfares that one year ago were coated with
clay. Bloomfiekl, Benton, Frederick Fountain.Henderson, Bellevue and Ellis
ere some of the streets that have been improved this year. This work will
be continued next yeaj, and the city will expand as it has during the past
twelvemonths..' "'"":!''",'1';''!".ii;.'i,r- :.i.h:i,im.'";..:'.. - - - " -
Cate Girardeau is the town that never sleens.
BUNKO MAN TAKES
Thief Takes Rubber to Try Them
on and Never Comes
James Pratt, a resident of South
Cape, was the . victim of two wily
strangers who met him near -the
freight depot yesterday morning, and
buncoed him out of a pair cf. hip rub
ber boots which he valued at $2.50.
Pratt is a hunter and trapper, oper
ating in the timbered swamp lands'
south of this city. He has met with
poor success since the season opened
this year, and, becoming discouraged,
concluded to dispose of his equipment
and had started to town to sell his
When he reached the freight depot
he was approached by two men, one
of whom asked him if he cared to sell
the boots. He replied in the affirma
tive, and the prospective purchaser
took them and advised Mr. Pratt that
fc? vnuld step behind a pile of stonr
and try them on, and if they fit he
would buy them at the price offered.
He then disappeared while his com
panion remained and engaged the old
trapper in conversation. After con
siderable time had elapsed Mr. Pratt
became suspicious and began a search
for the party who had taken his boots.
Passing around the obstructing pile
of stone, he could find no one, and
while he was conducting his investiga
tion the second stranger also disap
peared. " -'Policeman
Jeff Hutson was sum
moned by telephone, and when ha r
rived he rounded un a. number of
strangers who have been maintaining
a camp on the river bank near the
freight depot for several days, but the
gullible trapper was unable to iden
tify any of them, and a careful search
of the vicinity failed to reveal his lost
No arrests were made, but befdre
leaving the scene, Officer Hutsort i
sued orders that camp be broken at
once, and that the members depart
without delay. His instructions were
accepted without question, and all
that now remains of what was once
a well attended "hoboes' rest," are
some scattered tin cans and the char
red remains of an abandoned camt
DEAD MAN'S- SUIT ,13
"CODING ti IN COURT
Erownwood Resideft, Walking Near
Track, Struck By Man Stealing
Ride on Train.
William Gregory of Chaffee, sum
moned to testify in the case of Logs
den vs. the Frisco Railway Co., in the
Common Pleas Court, arrived in the
Mr. Gregory is a trainman and, the
trial is the outcome of an accident
that occurred at Brownwood last
April when an aged man named Logs
den was injured by a passing train
oa which Gregory was employed.
He says Logsden was walking
along the side of the track and was
struck by a trespasser who was steal
ing a ride on the side of a box car.
While the aged pedestrian was not
seriously hurt, he was knocked into a
pool of water and became so chilled
that he contracted pneumonia and
died a short time later.
A suit for damages has been
brought by relatives of the deceased
Logsden, and the trial will be held at
this term of court.
SLEEPS IN BURNING BED
Freeman Awakes and Finds
Self Among Flames.
Fire broke out in one of the sleep
ing rooms over the Crescent restaur
ant at about 1 o'clock this morning,
and when Henry Freeman, the occu
pant of the room, was awakened, the
bed on .which he slept was in flames
and the room was filled with smoke.
He leaped to the floor and groped
his way along the wall until he came
to the door when he passed into the
hall and turned on the lights. He then
returned to the room, and in attempt
ing to gather up the burning bedding,
received some severe burns . on his
Policeman Arthur Whitener rushed
up into the building and seized the
burning mattress and threw it out of
the window on to the sidewalk.
Mr. Freeman's trousers which were
left hanging at the foot of the bed
were completely destroyed. .
The fire department was called out
but the flames were extinguished be
fore their arrival. . .
FAIR ASSOCIATION FINISHES
Report Shows Organization Lost Almost $600 in Past
; Two Seasons-More Than $7,000 Spent in
-ir Autumn Entertainment Members
of Board Say Reorganiz
ation is Impera-tive.
The annual report of the Cape Gir
ardeau Fair and Park Association, as
announced yesterday, shows that after
paying up all of the bills incurred by
the 1914 fair, there is a balance in the
treasury of eighty dollars.
There are a few small sums to be
collected which with the $300 allotted
to the Association by the Legislature
in its appropriation to encourage coun
ty fairs, will' bring the balance to
Last year there was a deficit ' of
$1,000, whieh leaves the Fair Associa
tion almost $600 in debt on the two
At the annual stockholders' meeting
December 8, an effort will be made to
reorganize tho association, and place it
upon a sound financial footing. It is
at present approximately $8,000 in
debt and holders of three mortgages
are threatening to close, which would
necessitate the selling of the park site
The annual report of the Secretary
J. T. Nunn, Concessions $1,407.32
J. T. Nunn, Rent, Ball Park and Club House 312.50
J. T. Nunn, Catalogue. " 279.00
G. S. Summers, Trcas. Gate Receipts 4,858.85
Stall Rent '
American Trotting Ass'n (Entry Fees).
Warrant No.' 230 1913 cancelled
State of Missouri....
Quarter Stretch '.
Entry Fees (Races) 1S0.00 $7,553.23
Amount Premuiums Paid.
Agriculture Display $ 135.00
Grain and Orchard 74.00
Vegetables . 27.25
Poultry . ... 68.00
Dairy and Pantry 46.00
Needle Work Department 141.00
Hand Painting 40.00
Carriage, Buggies and Harness 17.09
Woodwork . 17.50
Live Stock $ 735.25
Sweepstakes . .
Stall Rent' V?.
Entry Fees .
753.73' "1735.2? ' 2,856.32
' ' ' Improvements.
Gravel . $ 37.60
Carpenters and Material. . .' 34.61
Felt Pennants , $ 53.00
H.. Bock and Help (Distributing) 70.50
Dean Kimrael (Distributing) , 7.50
Martin Oberheids (Distributing) 7.50
Livery Hire 20.00
Horse Review (Turf Paper) ". 41.63
Bill Poster (Ilhno, Mo.) ' 2.80
Bill Poster (Chaffee, Mo.) 1.50
Track Attendant $ 12.00
Janitor , 6.00
Dean Kimmel (Quarter Stretch).. . . 6.00
Louis Ische (Poultry Department)". 11.50
Office Boy 3.50
B. White (Moving Sec'y Fix.) 1.50
J. Saupe (General) 34.50
H. Whittledge (General) 62.00 1;
Marshal and Assistant.
R. G. Whitelaw (1913-1914) $ 20.00
Mr. RandollAss't 10.00
J. T. Nunn . $ 17.00
D. A. Glenn. '. 15.00
H. L. Machen , .14.00
J. Meyer, Jr 13.00
C. A. Vandivort 11.00
W. F. Schade 13.00
Chas. Blattner 15.00
II. P. Seimers ..... 16.00
J. L. Miller: 17.00
Daily Tribune (Net).... 162.60
Daily Republican (Net). $ 91.35
Donaldson Litho. Co. . . 10.00
J. C. Boxderfer of Ferryville, visit
ed friends in this city yesterday, -
R. L. McLaran of SU Louis, trans
acted business ;in this city yesterday.:
John Colis of St. Louis,, was a busi
ness visitor "in this city yesterday..
Chas. Blattner $ 240.00
Sturdivant Bank 40.00
Glenn Merc. Co. $ 33.00
Krueker & Krueger 3.20
Bergman & Bartels.. 3-7S
Vogelsanger . . Hdw. Co. 4.40
J. A. Vandevcn .35
We Pay 4 Per Cent cn Time
4 Per Cent on Savings
Modest Interest on all Ds
p c sit
Come, see us Be convinced We will then have your patronage.
K. Tucker 20.00
Fire Works : 200.00 1 170.00 -
Western Union Tele. Co
Missouri Utilities Co. (Water)
J. T. Nunn, Supt $
J. T. Nunn, Jr. Sec'y
G. S. Summers, Treas
Fred Woods, Ass't. Sec'y
Telephone Rent I Year
Dr. C. K. Schuchcrt (Music)
Race Starter - ,
Attorney's Fees ( Dissolution Case)
Court Fees (Dissolution Case)
American Trotting Ass'n (Dues)
Gate Keepers, Floral Hal Help, Etc.
Arthur Vasterling $ 12.00
Clarence Hunze 12.00
Jos. Jaeger 12.00
Louis Whittmore '. 12.00
John Hoffman 10.00
Mr. Lane 10.00
John Walters 10.00
Wn. Santerberry .1 10.00
L. L. Bowman 25.00
Miss Helen Coerver 15.00
Mrs. Chas. Eoutin 10.C0
L. L. Bowman's Ass't 15.00
Martin Oberheide 2.00
Chas. Williams : S.00
Mrs. Tobe Allen 6.00
Stock Judge :
L". S. Express Co.
John Grieb, for Police Force.
Feed (Poultry Dept.)
Kaarig Furn. Co. (Ice Box) $
T. J. Shorb (Street Leveler)
J T. Nunn $
J, T. Nunn, Jr
Overpaid Warrants No. 290
Balance in Treasury, Nov. 23, 1914 .
WILLINGNESS TO OBLIGE
THE public has a riht 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 '.'XdV-
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