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- TBE WEEKLY Tft!dt7$E 'AfcD CAPE COUNTY IIERALD, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER' 4, 191.
TO SEE NORMAL;
One of Few Roosevelt Legis
lators is State Member of
2 Inspecting Body.
BRIDGES URGES NEW
BUILDING FOR SCHOOL
Domestic Science and Agri
The Legislative Inventigating Com
mittee, which is composed of both
houses of the Missouri Legislature,
arrived in Cape Girardeau last night
to make an inspection of the Normal
School and to ascertain its needs.
The annual appropriations arc bas
ed in a measure upon the report of
the investigating Committee. Sena
tor Anderson Craig of MaryviHc No
daway County, is chairman of the
committee. The other members are:
Richard R. Correll, of Clark; J. H.
Somerville, of Mercer, and Editor
Campbell of Doniphan. All except
Senator Craig are members of the
- The committee was met at the sta
tion last night by Capt. H. W. Brid
ges, Representative in the Legislature
from this county, who was -ooc:: vo
succeed Charles C. Oliver at the 're
Capt Bridges, who is going to de
vote his efforts in Jefferson City to
obtaining the passage of good laws,
impressed upon Senator Craig and the
other members of the Committee the
need of an additional building for the
"To make this institution com
plete," caid Mr. Bridges, "we should
have a Domestic Science and Agricul
tural building. The Normal Scholl is
to Southeast Missouri what the State
University is to the State as a whole.
"The Normal educates the children
cf a large percentage of all the peo
ple of this great section. It should
be as complete as the state can make
Senator Craig said that the state
as a whole was proud of Cape Girar
deau's Normal School, and that he be
lieved the Legislature: would give -it
all it was in. need of.
"This is one of the finest Normal
Schools in the State,"said the Senator,
"and I find it is located in one of the
best cities in Missouri. This is my
first visit to Cape Girardeau, but I
have known for many years that in
vestments made here were as good as
could be found in the state."
J. H. Somerville is one of the few
Bull Moose members of the State Leg
islature. Campbell and Correll arc
editors. "The Committee is made up
of two human beings and two
editors," said Senator Craig. "But we
get along without having to use a
f.rupp gun on each other."
The Committee came to Cape Gir
ip'deau from Farmington and will de
'j.irt tomorrow morning for Mountain
MRS. EDWARD FOUGEU DIES
;ed Resident of the Care to be
Mrs. Edward Fougeu, one of the
d residents of this city, died yester
day morning at her home at the cor
. ncr of Spanish and Good Hope streets,
after a long illness.
Mrs. F'ougeu was about 75 years
of age at the time of her death, and
has lived the greater part of her life
in this city.
Before her marriage she was Miss
Emily Ziegler, a family name familiar
to all of the older residents of the
Her husband, Edward Fougeu, who
died several years ago, was of a prom
inent French family, and was heir to
a large estate in France which has
been held in trust and iaid in install
ments from time to time to his fam
ily in this city.
Mrs. Fougeu ft survived by two
children, a daughter, Mrs. Peter Lar
son, and a son, Edward Fougeu, both
of whom art living in this city.
The funeral services will be held
from St. Vinvent's Church at 9 o'clock
this morning, and the interment will
be at the Lorimier cemetery.
S. J. Boylan of St. Louis, represent
ing, an automobile tire manufactory,
was a business visitor in this city yes
terday. A. J. -Sills,.. an? iron and foundry
company representative of St. Louis,
was' in the Cape yesterday on a busi
Benjamin H. Marbury of Farming
ton, was a business visitor-Mn - this
cfty. yesterday. - , :-
Beet is a f ood product, arid, doctors recommend it to pedple who are
physically weak. If you drink beer, ask for that made at home
Is the King of the beers. Its foam is like the snow and it's as pure as the
dew:i IDEAL is the best drink made.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
THINKS MATE'S LOVE
IS WORE $10,000
St. Louis Woman Says Molher-in-law
Caused Her to Lose
ALLISON TOGGERY TO
GIVE AWAY A PIANO
The case of Emma E. Milford
egainst Margaret Milford, on trial in
the Common Pleas Court, was called
yesterday afternoon, and will likely
be concluded today.
This case was brought from Farm
ington on change of venue, and th
parties interested reside in St. Louis
and in the vicinity of .Farmington.
, The plaintiff, Mrs. Emma E. Mil
ford, charges the defendant, the moth
er of her husband, Richard J. Milford,
.with having alienated his affections
and causing him to abandon her,. for
which she asks $5,000 actual damages
and $5,000 punitive damages.
The Milfords, who are prominent
in business circles in St. Louis, also
own a large tract of farming land
tiear Farmington, and while young
Milford was visiting the farm he met
Miss Emma Robinson, a daughter of
one of the tenants, to whom he was
married a few months later at Des
Toge. j': They were married on March 20,
1"912, and were separated on Novem
ber 19, of the same year, since which
time they have lived apart.
Attorneys B. H. Boyer and Clyde
Morsey of Farmington, are represent
ing the plaintiff, and W. L. Coley of
East St. Louis, Ben H. Marbury and
T. D. Hines of Jackson, are represent
ing the defendant.
. The case of M. M. Dyer vs. West
ern Union Telegraph Co., tried in the
Common Pleas Court was concluded
yesterday morning, the jury return
ing a verdict in favor of the defend
ant. : The case was one in which the
plaintiff sought $300 damages for the
failure of the defendant company to
transmit a message promptly, but the
showing was not sufficient to satisfy
the jury that the demand was justi
fiable. The suit of , Mrs. Iska Whitelaw
Carmack for divorce from Frank Car
mack, was tried before Julien Miller,
referee, and decree entered in favor
of the plaintiff and awarding to her
the custody of their child. The charge
against the defendant, who failed to
St. Louis Expert Here to Manage
Unique Sale on
G. L. Hoyt, representing the Nat
tional Trade Builders of St. Louis, ar
rived in this city yesterday to man
age a unique clearing sale for the Al
Mr. Allison is going to give away
an expensive piano on Christmas eve,
the award to be made to the person
receiving the largest number of votes
cast in a contest. Ballots will be given
with each purchase.
Merchants in the East, especially
New York and the New England
found them especially popular "with
states, have held these contests and
In addition to the piano Mr. Allison
is going to give away twelve other
prizes to those who make a good cam
paign for the piano and lose by small
"I am going to close out my ready-to-wear
stock," said Mr. Allison last
night, "and put in a large line of dry
goods. I have purchased through one
of our local dealers a very expensive
piano, which I am going to give away
on Christmas eve.
"Every customer will be given a
certain number of votes with every
purchase. The votes are absolutely
free, but the larger the purchase, the
greater number of ballots will natur
ally be won. These votes will go with
every purchase made in each depart
ment, where the amount bought ex
ceeds twenty-live cents.
"The sale starts Saturday and will
continue until the evening the prize is
PROPOSED FREIGHT RATE
INCREASES ARE SUSPENDED
Schedules Affecting Middle WV&l to
Be Investigated; Advance in
appear, was .desertion.
Mrs. Anna Berry was granted a di
vorce from Mac Berry."
Mary Harper was granted a divorce
from William Harper.
Bessie Barks was granted a divorce
from Ranee Barksr and her maiden
name, Bessie Clark, restored-
Augusta Black was granted a di
vorce from Charles N. Black.
The Wesco Supply Co. was given
judgment" against N. Sheppard et al
for $629 and six per cent interest
from date of judgment en account. t :
Washington, Nov. SO Proposed in
creases in freight rates extcn ling
throughout the Middle West and West
affecting many classes of freight,
were suspended today by the Inter
state Commerce Commission pen ling
Increase on coal, livestock, moats,
hay and grain were suspended, as
were elevator allowances at Kans;ts
City and other terminal point?.. In
creases on fresh, meats from New
York to Si. Ixmis and Ea.st St. Louis
also were suspended.
Increased passenger fares in Cen
tral Passenger Association terri'ory.
becoming effective tomorrow, and in
creases in mileage book rates, bamm
ing effective on Dec. 7, will not bo sus
pended. Official announcement was made today.
SHORTAGE OF STATE! LADIES BEGIN
CLERK IS $5,000
J. Harry Edwards, Trusted Em
ploye, Takes Money From
FOR CITY'S POOR
BOSSE GETS $500 VERDICT
Mississippi Land Snit Ends A Iter
Three Day Trial.
The case of Henry Bosse vs. A.
J. Flentgc, which has occupied fie at
tention of the Common Pleas Court
for almost three days, was decided
yesterday morning, whi n the jury re
turned a verdict in favor of the plain
tiff fox 50.
The case was brpught to recover a
sum claimed to be due for tlie sale of
some land in Mississippi belonging to
the plaintiff, fn which transaction, the
defendant acted as agent.
The next case coming before th
court in which a jury was selected,
was that of M.- M. Dyer vs. The West
ern Union Telegraph Co., in which the
plaintiff alleges that; the t defendant
neglected to transmit an important
message delivered to its agent at Van
duscr, to be sent to Delta. -
The plaintiff seeks to recover the
sum of $300, the legal penalty in this
state to be imposed for willful neglect
in. the transmission of messages.
A number of witnesses were exam
ined, but the case was not finished
yesterday, and the trial was continued
until the operjng of court Monday
St. Louis, Nov. 'G After bavin;'
been successfully "covered u" since
March, 131:, a defalcation i f $5000
in the oflice of the State Treasurer at
Jefferson City came to light Monday.
The shortage was in the arc u, its of
J. Harry Edwards, formerly chief
clerk in the office of Former State
Mr. Cowgill is said to have made up
the def'cit from his own pocket, in or
der to mak" the books balan -e when
the present State Treasurer, Edwin
1. Deal, took charge. No precaution
was instituted against Mr. Edwards.
Mr. Edwards recently lost hi.; father
through death and his wife now is ill
at her home in JciTcrson City.
Mr. Edvards was chief clerk under
Sam B. Cool: when the latter v.a: Sec
retary of Suite, and is well known
throughout the Slate.
The discrepancy in the accounts ci"
the State Treasurer's ofiice .first was
discovered, it is said, January, lDlC,
when the Slate's account with the
Mississippi Valley Trust Company of
Hi. Louis was found to figure $5000
more than the books of the trust com
pany revealed. In MartJi, 101", a rep
resentative of the trust company
took u letter file to Jefferson City,
showing that letters written by State
Treasurer Deal about the discrepan
cy had been answered, although these
answers could not be found in the
Treasurer's oflice files, it is declared.
- An examination of the c-inceihd
checks in te Mississippi Valley Trust
Company's offices is said to have
showed that two checks for ?250C
each had been cashed at the Jefi'crson
City banks on the trust company Dec.
31, 1012, the day befoBC the Auditing
Committee appointed by the Governor
was due to examine the treasurer's
Brcckcnridge Jones, president of
the Mississippi Valley Trust Com
pany, said Monday that so far as the
trust company was concerned, the Ed
wards incident was closed.
Mrs. Gramling Meets With
Committee and Social Lead
MAYOR KAGE APPROVES
UNITED ACTION NOW
Mrs. Caldwell Approves Plan to
Make Poor Happy Donates
L. R. Graves of Green Brier, visited ,
friends in this city yesterday.
Work will be actively begun today
by the ladies who are in charge of the
plans for a Municipal Christmas tree,
as advocated by The Tribune. A
meeting was held yesterday after
noon by the committee of which Mrs.
E. G. Gramling is chairman, and was
attended by nearly all of the influ
ential women in the city.
Before the conference was called,
some of the 1 ao rs conferred with
Mayor Kage, who ij in thorough ac
cord with the movement. The Mayor
made several suggestions which will
b2 followed by the ladies.
The members of the committee dis
cussed various phases of the work and
outlined plans for several busy weeks.
A sub-committee was chosen to make
arrangements for receiving clothing
for the poor. A room will probably
be secured in some convenient loca
tion, which will be used, to store the
eifts unt:l Christmas eve.
It has almost been definitely de
cided to abandon the original plan of
giving a dinner. Instead baskets of
food will be presented to every poor
The Tribune will print gratis as
many tickets as the Committees may
need. These will not only be used as
admission checks for the poor, but
will be necessary in labelling the bas
kets and presents.
It can be conservatively said that
at least eight out of every ten men
and women in this city are advocating
the Christmas tree and feast for the
poor, which was suggested , by this
Mrs. Ike Caldwell, wife of the head
of the Caldwell-Sherman store ye
terday informed The Tribune that she
had prepared a large quantity of
clothing which she would turn over to
the committee in charge.
"I want to do whatever I can to
help make the movement a big suc
cess," she said. "I have quite a lot of
warm clothing which I shall be very
glad to donate. It can either be used
for presents or can be given to the
little girls." (
Mrs. Caldwell is an active worker
for charity and during the severe
winter months does many arts of
kindness among the needy. She is
going to take an active part in the
work, and will co-operate, with the
other society leaders who are showing
such keen interest in the movement.
Mrs. II. A. Wascm, who v. ith Mrs.
William H. Harrison, has been so busy
since the suggestion was fin,t made,
siated yesterday that she was going
to contribute some toys for the needy
little girls and boys.
Mrs. Gramling has made arrange
ments to purchase a large nilmber of
toys. She will be in charge of all do
nations made to the fund, and those
who are ready to contribute are re
quested to turn their contributions
over to hnr.
Mr. J. T. Nunn, Sr., Presidert of the
Building & Loan Association, will
present the Committee with a gift
from that organization. A large num
ber of individuals have expressed a
desire to help swell the fund.
Major Houck, who is chairman of
the Men's Club, will return to the city
today, as will Frank Kimrool. who al
so i. a member. They will meet with
Capt. H. W. Bridges within the next
day or so and will select a full com
mittee, which will co-operate with the
committee of which Mrs. E. G. Gram
ling is in charge.
RESIGNS RATHER THAN
EXECLTE TEN MEN
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 30 Rather
than electrocute 10 men in this State
who have been convicted and sentenc
ed to death for various crimes, Lu
ther Castling, electrician at the State
penitentiary, todav pw nted his res
ignation to the Prison Commission. .
No action has he?" taken on the
resignation, as the authorities say
thev trow of no one who can take
Castb'ng's nlace. The first of the elec
trocutions is set for next Wednesday,
when Neal McLaughlin, a white- man
convicted of attacking a white wom
an will die, unless the Governor inter