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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24. 1914.
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CHRISTMAS TREE IS
READY FOR GIFTS
Second Cedar Installed in Front
of Courthouse and Decor
ations Begin Today.
THE BUM'S RUSH
Ancient Tic-Hitter Was Too Conserva
tive for Their New Club.
Phalidalphia, Dec. 22 One morning
early last week a little old man with
a big white mustache, drawing a fun
ny little cart, was seen to leave the
headquarters of the hoboes in Calow
hill street, near Ninth, and shamble
sorrowfully away. Those who knew
him called him Kickapoo Harry, a
name he has enjoyed for twenty-five
years. He was going away after be
ing thrown out figuratively by the
other members of the hobo club be
cause his ideas were on the conven
The hoboes couldn't stand for the
propriety of his opinions and they
called a meeting and decided on some
one to lead them who stood for every
thing that was against the present
system. There were several appli
cants but none has as yet been elected
to fill Harry's place.
Kickapoo, when told that he wasn't
wanted, packed up his duds. The little
wagon bearing the fantastic signs ad
vertising his business of jack-of-all-trades,
were loaded with his worldly
goods and taken away. He was th? old
type hobo who knew nothing of such
new-fangled things as economics, So
cialism and anarchy or any other kind
of ism. In the old days when he knock
ed around the country with the Kick
apoo Indian Medicine Show he lived
a life close to nature and didn't bother
with trying to solve problems that the
smartest men of the day found almost
impossible. He also believed in work
ing every day.
Now the hoboes are going to start
something. Rid of the conservative
element .they intend to make plenty
of noise, so that they will be heard
"That's sort of anarchistic, isn't it?"
a stranger asked Will Quirke, the
"It's the only way to get what we
'want," was the reply.
There is going to be a big free
speech fight, the hoboes say, and fc.
that purpose they have some of the
best "wobblys" here from the West.
To save the trouble of a vain peep in
to the dictionary it will be explained
that a "wobbly" is a man who gets
on a soap box or barrel and tells the
world that he has the right of free
speech, that it was given him by the
Constitution of the United States of
America, and that the police haven't
any right to stop him. A crowd usual
ly gathers a policeman appears, then
more crowd '-and finally more police
men. The police challenge his right to
speak by arresting him. Then the free
speech fight is on. The police with
characteristic stupidity in such mat
ters try to stop the wobblys by arrest
ing them and throwing them in jail,
and in that 'manner play into their
hands. A "wobbly," according to hobo
definition, has nothing to lose and sel
dom anything to gain. The more he
is locked up the more successful he is.
STORK LEAVES BABY BOY
AT HOME OF J. T. NUNN, JR.
Rooseveltain Bird's Present Is An
Ideal Christmas Gift Mother
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Nunn, Jr., re
ceived a Christmas present early this
morning, and it was not brought by
bid Santa Claus, either. It was pre
sented by the king of birds the stork.
There are three now in this family
mama, papa and a big fat baby boy,
who the head of the familythinkslooks
like him and in all probability will be
named Joel T. Nunn, III.-
"All the presents on that Municipal
Christmas tree will look like pewter
dimes to me," said Father Nunn short
ly after 1 o'clock this morning. "It's
a big baby boy, with the beauty of its
mother and the disposition of its
grandpa. I don't want another present
for Christmas. I have received my
The stork began to flutter about the
Nunn home early last night, and
shortly after midnight it dropped its
basket and in it was a little, fat chub
by faced boy, which weighs ten
pounds. It is the best natured baby
that was ever brought to the Nunn
home, its grandfather said, and it
greeted every one who inspected it
with a coo.
Mrs. Nunn is doing nicely, the phys
ician stated, and the doctor was near
ly as well pleased as the father of the
The ladies engaged in the various
assignments connected with the mu
nicipal .Christmas tree work, have
about completed their tasks, and are
waiting for the electricians . to com
plete their work of wiring and install
ing the lamps before proceeding to
hang the decorations and presents.
The ornaments with which the tree
is to be decorated, are all finished.
The stockings are all filled and the
presents have been purchased. Mrs.
Patton, chairman of the committee se
lected to buy the toys, completed her
ine tree nas Been placed in posi
tion, and the scaffolding will be con
strutted today, and the -work of decor
aung win Degm tnis aiternoon or
early tomorrow morning.
While none of the men who was ap
pointed to solicit contributions turned
in reports yesterday, contributions
were turned in to Mrs. Hoch, from
various sources ,and the fund contin
ues to grow.
The following is a list of some of
the contributors whose donations were
Charles Hitt 1.00
Frank Hoenel 50
Harris Bros., Terminal Hotel. . . . 6.15
The Mayor has requested that all
the church bells throughout the city
be rung Thursday evening at five min
utes before 7 o'clock, the hour ap
pointed for the Christmas tree exer
cises to begin.
It has been arranged for the lights
illuminating the tree to be turned on
by the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Uhl, she being one of the few
living direct descendants of the old
The 100 young ladies-who have of
fered their services in helping the
committees to look after the children,
are requested to be on hand at the
court house at 6:30 o'clock in the even
ing if possible, when. their tasks will
be assigned them by Rev. Lawson.
A. M. Tinsley has been of inestim
able assistance in the work and has
not only devoted his own time to the
cause, but has furnished his crew of
competent employes, Messrs. Sulling
er, Hull and Schmitte, in bringing the
tree in from the old fair grounds and
placing it in position. They will also
do the wiring and installing of lights.
Charles Blattner has also manifest
ed great interest in the success of the
unedrtaking, and was present when
the tree was cut down, personally re
questing that they select his choicest
cedar for the occasion.
Frank Kimmel has materially aided
in the work and his interest in the
enterprise grows more intense as the
News From The County Seat
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
It is a wonderful thing the period
of Christmas! I wonder how many
hundreds of thousands of parents have
descovered at Christmas time under
the magic of the season through
some little thing done by son or
daughter that those they thought
estranged from them by those things
which come between still loved them
with a memory more tender than they
had dreamed of. I wonder how many
sons and daughters have under the
magic influence of Christmas had their
hearts softened so as to be moved by
some little manifestations of love by
father or mother, which they would
have thought little of, perhaps de
spised, at any other season. Charles
H. S. WASEM GAINS RAPIDLY
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 Jo the best kind of telephone service.
Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co.
Well-known Druggist to Leave
H. A. Wasem, the well-known drug
gist who has been seriously ill at the
St. Francis Hospital for several
weeks, is recovering rapidly and will
return to his home Tuesday.
Mr. Wasem was stricken with an
internal hemorrhage in front "of his
drug store on West Good Hope street,
and for several days was in a precari
ous condition. The crisis in his illness
was reached about a week ago and
since that time he has improved rapidly-
While he will be confined to his bed
for several weeks, has passed beyond
al danger, and will recuperate at home
with his family. Mrs. Wasem stated
yesterday that her husband, would not
attempt to return to his store for
sometime after he was able to be out
again, but would take a much needed
C. L. Babcock of Chicago, was a
business visitor in the Cape yesterday.
J. F. Angle of Daisy was in the
Cape yesterday on a shopping trip.
Jackson, Dec. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Hays visit
ed in Cape Girardeau yesterday.
Will Hejrde returned from St. Louis,
The Christian Endeavor of the Pres
byterian Church, gave a social at the
Church last night.
Judge Wm. Schaefer and family of
the Cape, will take Christmas dinner
with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Schmuke.
Prof Miller and wife and Mrs. Mat
tie Bast will go to Dexter tomorrow
on a visit.
The Boone boys, who attend the
State University, are home and Wil
liam Parr, Jr., who works in St. Louis,
is expected home Thursday.
George Heyde of Denver, Colo., is
here to spend Christmas with his
The seventh grade of the grammar
school will give a program this after
noon; the eighth grade will have
their tomorrow afternoon.
Mrs. Wm. Hoffman will take Christ
mas dinner with the family of George
Hasslinger at the Cape-
Messrs W'illiam Schwartz and Louis
Kies returned Sunday from Gypsum
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stock gave a
family dinner Sunday. Those present
were: Emanuel Wilde and family,
Henry Steck and family, Philip Steck
and family of the Cape, Miss Nora
Steck of the Cape, and A. D. Milde
Miss Jane Cramer, who is teaching
school in Beggs, Okla., is expected
home Christmas day for a week's visit.
There will be three masses at the
Catholic church on Christmas day; the
first at 6, second at 8 and third at 9:"0
Mrs. Robert Hoffman in a fall in her
yard Sunday, burst a blood vessel,
fractured a rib and sustained other
Miss Mary Rafferty,twho is teach
ing in Perryville, will be home Wed
nesday or Thursday to spend the holi
days with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carmean and
little son, Milton, of Kennett, are ex
pected to arrive here for Christmas.
Mrs. Sievers, the aged mother of
Mrs. Koechig, who was badly burned
last week,' died at 2 o'clock this morn
ing. The funeral will be held Wed
nesday morning and interment will be
in the cemetery near the Evangelical
church near Oak Ridge.
-A seven-months-old child of Mr.
and Mrs. Stone of Kansas City, who
are visiting the family of Charles Wil
helm, is quite sick with pneumonia.
R. M. Slaughter of Fredericktown,
is in Jackson.
Miss Katie Loos and brother, Jake,
will go to Murphysboro, 111., tomor
row for a visit with relatives.
Miss Ruth McAtee and brother,
Earl, John Ade and Lee Morris Hoff
meister motored to the Cape yester
day. Win. Abernathy and wife of Lutes
ville, will arrive Wednesday for a visit
with Mrs. Abemathy's sisters, Mes
dames J. Burford, Wm. Wagner and
Martin Wagner. Mr. Abernathy is
county clerk of Bollinger County.
Rev. Dr. Russell, formerly a presi
dent of a Catholic college in South
America, and who after being banish
ed, was transferred to Alberta, Cana
da, while on a sick call, was lost in a
blizzard, and when found was so badly
frozen that both legs will have to be
amputated. Rev. Russell will be re
membered by some of our people, hav
ing been the guest of Rev. M. D. Col
lins of the Catholic church about a
Miss Lucy Moeder is back at her
desk in Mill "A" after several weeks'
Hinkle Bowman, who is employed in
a bank in Advance, spent Sunday with
Miss Helena Kies and James Rob
ertson, who attend the Cape Normal,
and Adolph Kies, wTho attends the
State University, are at home for the
CAPE ROOSTER IS,
. WINNING PRIZES
William Vedder's Campine Cock
erel!, a Native of Belgium,
William Vedder received informa
tion yesterday afternoon that his Sil
ver Campine cockerel which he has t
had on exhibit at the poultry show in
Kennett, was a prize winner, having
been awarded first premium in a com
This same cockerel won second pre
mium iir the State Poultry Exhibit
held in St. Louis a few weeks ago, and
in speaking of that contest, Mr. Ved
der expresses the belief that the only
reason that his fowl was not giver,
the first prize, was that he way young
er and not so fully devc ".ov.nl the
successful competitor, but :n his opin
ion was a more perfect specimen. He
also stated that if the rules govern
ing the- exhibit had been closely ad
hered to, he would have been award
ed the highest premium, because the
winner was an Illinois product and
should not have been permitted to en
ter the Missouri State Poultry Ex
Mi. Vedder has bocomo greatly in
terested in the Silver Campine chick
ens, and is loud in his praise of the
particular variety to which he has
become such a devoted fancier.
When asked by a Tribune represen
tative as to the superior qualities of
this particular variety in comparison
with others, Mr. Vedder replied: "The
Silver Campine chickens are the best
layers known to the poultry producer.
It resembles the White Wyandotte in
size, but is a better layer, and is not
so wild, and is more desirable in every
"It is not so very far removed from
the wild fowl, and can be traced back
to its native surroundings in the Cam
pine Sand Deserts of Belgium.
"They develop early into broiler
size, and like the quail they have large
"They are constantly scratching in
the dirt for their food, and consequent
ly do not have to4e fed as much as
"They are hardy and will thrive
where other varieties cannot exist."
Mr. Vedder will begin at once to get
his prize winning bird in good condi
tion to enter the .poultry exhibit to be
hold in Kansas City, beginning on Jan.
15. He feels confident that his favorite
chicken will command recognition and
carry away the prizes, whenever and
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THE MESSENGER OF CHRISTMAS
By Cardinal Gibbons.
Today the whole Christian world
prostrates itself in adoration around
the crib of Bethelehem and rehearses
in accents of love and history which
precedes all time and will endure
throughout eternity. If asked to ex
plain the rapturous influence which
controls us we have no other words
than the" evangel of joy which the
angel gave unto earth, "For this day
is born unto you a Saviour, who is
Christ the Lord."
The blessings resulting from our
Christian cii!ization are poured ou'
so regularly and abundantly on the
intellectual, moral and social world,
like the sunlight and the air of heaven
and the fruits of the earth, that they
have ceased to excite any surprise, ex
cept to those who visit In i.! whore
the religion of Christ i.; V. . "cio . ii.
Before the advent of Christ the
whole world, with the exception of the
secluded Roman province of Palestine,
was buried in idalaltry. Men worship
the sun and moon and stars of heaven.
They worshiped everything except
TWO PRISONERS KILL
Beeville, Tex., Dec. 22 Harry Hin-
ton, Jailer, and Deputy Sheriff of Live
Oak County, was choked to death by
two Mexican prisoners to whom he
had given supper. The prisoners es
A fine baby boy arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. LaGrange, of
South Sprigg street, yesterday morn
God only, to whom alone divine hom
age is due. Christ, the Light of the
World, proclaimed unto- all men in it;
f ji'ness the truth which had hitherto
been hidden in Judea. He taucht man
kind to know the one true God, a God
existing from ternity unto eternity, a
God who created all htings by his
power, who governs all things by his
wisdom and whose superintending
providence watches over the affairs of
nations aswel las of men, "without
whom not even a sparrow falls to the
The message of Christmas day is
intended for all men, for all times, for
all conditions of existence. Only by
stern adhesion to the principles there
in contained can-individuals and na
tion hope o share in that peace
which has been promised to men of
good will. To violate them is to re
verse the order established by God,
and disorder is the synonym for sin
P. H. McLaurin of Canalou, was in
the city yesterday making some
H. M. Roland of St. Louis, is a busi
ness visitor in this city.
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THE GERMAN IRON CROSS
The Iron Cross was established by
Frederick William III., King of Prus
sia, in 1813 as a reward for bravery
in the war with Napoleon. It consist
ed of an iron cross of the form known
as "cross Patte," with a border of sil
ver suspended by a black ribbon with
two white stripes. In the center of
the cross was a spray of three1 o:ik
leaves and above it was a crown with
the initials "F. W." and the date IRIS.
When the Franco-Prussian war be
gan Emperor William I. revived the
order, which had languished. The only
change in the cross was that the in
itial became a "W" and the date was
changed to 1R70.
Since the Franco-Prussian war no
iron crosses have lecn awarded, the
order being strictly a military one and
the awards being made for deeds of
daring in battle. Generally the Em
peror tosses the ribbon about the neck
of the happy recipient, but, according
to the dispatches, he is tossing the
crosses about with such
these days that Iv" i
by mail or at times !.- ;
There are manv C' i
dating f rom the feudal days, when the
Teuton barons awarded to their lieges
various marks of favor.
These orders, however, are mainly
conferred by the rulers of the various
kingdoms and principalities constitu
ting the empire, and many of them are
for terms of military service or for
distinguished work in devising mili
. The Victoria Cross of Great Britain,
widely known undprobaMy most
highly prized of all honor?, was es
tablished in 18."f. It is awarded only
for "conspicuous bravery in the face
of the enemy," and to gain a Victoria
cross is, iided, to accomplish a deed
of honor for a Briton. Tt is a bronze
cross surmounted by a bronze lion and
bearing a .scroll, "For valov."
Frenchmen, of course, covet the Le
gion of Honor, awarded to all men
France thinks have done some great
teed, matter in what walk of life. It
was founded by Napoleon in 1802 and
was first known as the Order of the
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