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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1311
Mile Posts of Progress
THERE are more than 13,000,000 poles in the
Bell system, which cost, set in position for ser
Every time a telephone pole is erected it marks
a step forward in the extension of telephonic com
munication. Underground lines are being steadily extended
in the larger cities, but it is by means of these pole
lines that the Bell telephone service has become a
universal factor in the spread of social and com
mercial activity to the most remote localities of
this broad land.
Every Bell Telephone is
a Long Distance Station
Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co.
O.A. KNEHANS GETS
HOME SERIOUSLY ILL
City Counselor is Threatened
With Pneumonia After
Exposure to Cold
City Counselor Oscar A. Knchans
yesterday was ill in bed at his home,
threatened with pneumonia, following
his return early yesterday morning
from a week's trip to Oklahoma.
Physicians in charge of his case said
his condition was serious and advised
absolute rest and quiet. Knchans yes
terday dictated several letters at his
home in spite of the fact that he had
been put to bed.
Knchans went to Oklahoma City
about ten days ago to attend to legal
business for the Central Wesleyan Col
lege for which he is attorney and a
member of the Board of Regents. Be
fore he departed from the Cape he ac
quired a severe cold and was not in
the best of health on his departure.
While he was in Oklahoma, it was
necessary to look over sonic lands that
the college has an interest in, so that
he was forced to go on two days riding
in an automobile. It is believed that
the exposure in the automobile ride
aggravated the cold that he -already
had contracted and has resulted in a
threat of pneumonia.
Mr. Knehans, on his return to the
Cape, attempted to catch up work con
nected with his position as U. S. Ref
eree in Bankruptcy as well as City
MRS. HOELLER R ECOVERING
AFTER SLIGHT OPERATION
Surgeon Lances Abcess on Stomach
Monday Councilman's Wif.
(Jains Strength Steadily.
Mrs. Clem Hoeller, wife of City
Councilman Hoeller.is improving slow
ly following a slight operation that
was performed at St. Francis' Hospital
Monday to relieve an abcess with
which she has been suffering.
Mrs. Hoeller has been in the hospital
for several weeks. She has an abcess
on the stomach and at one time, her
life was saved only by the employment
of artificial means. Since that crisis
passed several days ago. she has grad
ually gained strength till Monday, it
was determined she was strong enough
to have the abcess relieved.
The surgeons did not perform a
genuine operation. The abcess was
lanced and Mrs. Hocllcr's condition rc
Charles W. Boutin, manager of the
Bell Telephone Co., has gone to Kan
sas City to attend a conference of tele
W. C. Hooper of Toplar Bluff was
in town last night on business.
J. W. Hunter came over from Jack
son on business yesterday afternoon.
Clyde Vandivort was a business visi
tor in the Cape yesterday afternoon
and last night.
C. F. Steutt of Charleston visited
friends and transacted business in the
Cape yesterday afternoon.
Charles O. Hobbs of Lutesville was
a business visitor in the Cape last
W. A. Reynolds of Marble Hill is
in the Cape on. business.
G. B. Snider and D. C. Bailey both
of Marble Hill were in the Cape last
night on business.
NICHOLS SAYS HE
WILL DELAY SUIT
Won't Go Into Courts Till Su
preme Court Passes on
D. A. Nichols, clerk of the Court of
Common Tleas, yesterday announced
that he will wait the outcome of a Su
preme Court decision before proceed
ing further with a tentative friendly
mandamus suit to force the County
Court to allow him a salary of $2000
instead of the fees that he now is col
lecting on cases as his emolument in
The determination to wait was made
on receipt of a letter from Wilson
Cramer, of Jackson, the attorney into
whose hands Nichols contemplated
placing the suit.
Nichols and many jurists in Cape
County assert that Nichols is entitled
to the $2000 salary as clerk of the
Cape Girardeau Court of Common
Pleas the same as the cJerks of the
County Circuit courts.
This claim is based upon the provi
sions creating the court in the revised
statutes of Missouri and a law enact
ed by the last General Assembly. An
assistant in Attorney General Barkers
office has given an opinion in which he
declares that the salary feature does
not apply to Nichols' position and
based on that, the County Court has
refused to allow the salary.
A case similar in character is being
tried before the Supreme Court for a
county in the northern part of the
State, and it is believed that the out
come of that case will create a pre
cedent to govern in Nichols' position
The constitutionality of the law giv
ing the salary is being tried. Nichols
yesterday declared his interest simply
was in getting his office placed on the
As a matter of fact, the fees in
Nichols' office, he says, amount to
about as much as the salary would.
To date for this fiscal year, Nichols
said he alreadv has collected more than
$1400 in fees for the office and all of
the fees for the November term of
court, which is the heaviest in the
year, are yet to be collected.
Under the present scheme, Nichols
is compelled to pay the salary of his
deputy clerk out of the fees that he
collects for the office.
Under the salary system, a separate
salary is allowed by the Judge of the
Court of Common Pleas, not to exceed
$150 a month, for the deputy clerks.
It is proposed t6 make the salary of
Nichols' deputy $50 a month.
BOY FALLS AND CUTS HEAD
George Mcystedt, 6-year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Al Meystedt, yesterday
afternoon sustained a severe cut on the
head when he fell from a slide at the
school playgrounds, south of Haarig.
The child was playing on the slide in
company with several companions. He
had climbed to the top of the thing
and was getting ready to make the
trip to the bottom when he lost his
balance and fell to the ground, about
six feet. '
He was taken to a physician's office
iiv Haarig to have his wound dressed.
George R. Sherman of Campbell
yesterday afternoon visited friends in
the Cape. .
News and Gossip
From Egypt Mills
Egypt Mills, Nov. 17,
Several of $he boys from, this place
went to the swamps last week to hunt.
They thought they would get rich bag
ging game, but only caught two poor
Charles Haupt and John Burns went
to St. Louis last week to sell a lot of
Miss Delia Masterson visited Miss
Emma Kirschhoff Sunday afternoon.
, Harry Hanebrink was peddling beef
in Egypt Tuesday afternoon.
Lots of hogs arc dying suddenly
these nice cool days for a number of
people seem to be pork hungry.
Miss Gertrude Shoults visited home
folks Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Ada Shepherd was shopping in
Miss Bertha Poc is visiting home
folks this week.
Charles Poo made a business trip to
the Cape last Friday.
Judge M. L. Haupt shipped a car
load of hay last week.
Henry Hahn and wife had their in
fant daughter christened Sunday. A
large number of friends and relatives
were invited to help celebrate the occa
Mrs. Schenniman of Neely's Landing
visited her father, Fred Hahn, this
Win. Shoults of Leemon was in
Egypt oT Friday.
ORDER OF PUBLICATION.
State of Missouri, County of Cape Gir
In the Cane Girardeau Court of Com
mon Pleas In Vacation, A. D., 1915
Ed. Sutton, plaintiff, vs. John C.
Groseclose and Nannie A. Groseclose
and others, defendants,
rhe State of Missouri, to above named
Now, on this 19 day of October,
1915, in vacation of Cape Girardeau
Court of Common Tleas for Cape Gir
ardeau County, Missouri, before No
vember Term, 1915, of said Court,
comes plaintiff herein by attorney of
record herein, before said Clerk and on
behalf of plaintiff files affidavit of T.
D. Hincs, for and on behalf of plain
tiff herein, among other matters of
That said defendants, John C.
Croseclose and Nannie A. Groseclose,
are non-residents of the State of Mis
souri, residing outside of said State of
Missouri, and cannot be served in this
State in the manner prescribed by the
code of procedure of the State
of Missouri, or in any other manner.
And it duly appearing to the Clerk
of said Court, in Vacation, that plain
tiff alleges in his petition herein, that
said defendants, John C. Groseclose
and Nannie A. Groseclose arc non
residents of the State of Missouri, so
that the ordinary process of law can
not be served on them in this State.
And said Clerk, beir.g from
said petition and affidavit and other
wise, duly satisfied, and thereupon
duly finding that process herein can
not be served on said defendant in this
State in the manner prescribed by the
code of procedure of and in the State
of Missouri, or in other manner.
It is therefore ordered by said Clerk
that said defendants, John C. Grose
close and Nannie A. Groseclose be noti
fied by publication that plaintiff herein
filed of date 12th of May, 1915, has
commenced against said defendants an
action, in equity, the immediate object
and general nature of which is to en
force and establish a lawful right,
claim and demand to and against cer
tain real within the jurisdiction of said
Court, to w it, an action to forclose two
certain deeds of trust in the nature of
mortgages, executed by said defend
ants, one to secure a note to the Big
Four Store Co., for $800, assigned to
plaintiff, the other to secure a note for
$1,000 to plaintiff, and a third note for
$:1.10 to plaintiff, and alleged to be
secured in same manner, subject to a
prior deed of trust, upon the following
described lot and parcel of land, sit
uated in the City and County of Cape
Girardeau, Missouri, to wit: The East
half of the East half of lots 19 and 20,
R. G., begin at S. E. cor. of said lot
19, run N. along western line of an al
ley, 150 feet.; thence West along the
line between 20 and 21, R. G., 43 feet,;
thence S. 150 feet to Good Hope st,;
thence E. along N. line of said street to
beginning, on whkh a dwelling house
stands, 1Q feet off of N. end, subject
to easement for alley.
And it is further so ordered that
said defendants be and appear in this
Court on the first day of the February
Term, 1916, thereof to be bolden at the
City of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girar
deau County, Misouri, on the fourth
Monday of February, 1916, and then
and there answer or plead to said peti
tion, or in default therein said peti
tion will be taken and adjudged as con
fessed, and judgment by default will
he rendered against said defendants.
It is further so ordered that a copy J
News From The County Seat
Jackson, Nov. 17.
The Foreign Missionary Society of
the Methodist Church will meet with
Mrs. J. G. Heinbcrg Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Wagner Jr., en
tertained the families of Wm. Wag
ner Sr., Martin Wagner and Louis
Wagner at dinner today.
Mrs. J. H. Poe and family and Mrs.
Will Hobbs spent yesterday at the
Cape with the family of B. E. Poe.
John Bingenheimcr and Mr. Briggs
of Illmo are in town on business. Mr.
Briggs is agent for automobiles.
Al Salzgcber, wife and mother, and
Mrs. Annie Mueller of the Cape came
out today for a visit with the family
of H. H. Mueller Sr. Mrs. Salzgcber
Sr., and Mrs. Mueller will remain here
the rest of the week.
Frank Grant, Dr. Nienstedt, A. M.
Spradling, Alvin Penzcl, Chas. Graef
and Fred Schneider yesterday attend
ed the Masonic meeting at the Cape.
Miss Imogene Vinyard is visiting
Miss Gee at Parma this week.
Mr. and .Mrs. Wash Gladish and .Mrs.
Albert Behrens, who visited the family
of their daughter and sister, Mrs. Fred
Hartle, at Millerville, report the two
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Hartle, who have
been very sick, out of danger and well
on the road to recovery.
Mrs. H. L. Hoffmeister, who, for the
past week suffered intensely of an ul
cer or abcess in the left cheek, is much
relieved since it was lanced on Mon
The Jackson High School football
team will play the Sikeston team at
that place Friday.
Hugh Rafferty has sold his saddlery
business at Kelso and is at home.
Henry Mills and A. J. Larimorc will
move inlo the George Pedigo property
in West Jackson. Mrs. Jim Tavlor will
move into the S. M. McAtec property
on south Third street.
The Presbyterian ladies tomorrow
will have their chrysanthemum and ba
by show and supper in the basement
of their church. Pretty babies and
pretty flowers always attract people,
so, if the weather is fair tomorrow,
the ladies expect to have a good at
tendance. Friday and Saturday the
Presbyterian ladies of Oak Ridge will
serve dinner for the convenience of vis
itors to the corn show at that place.
Mrs. Phoebe Adams of Garden City,
L. I., Mrs. Julia Pievronet and Mrs.
Julien M'ller of the Cape are visiting
their sister and mother, Mrs. Annie
Limbaugh of this city. The ladies will
take in the chrysanthemum show to
morrow. Henry Ueleckc and family, Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Siemers, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Kerst
ner, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brennecke,
Mr. and Mrs. John Sander and rs. Liz
zie Kerstner are some of the Jackson
people who attended the funeral of
Mrs. Rose Macke at Gordonville this
Jackson, Nov. 16.
George Men maim of New Madrid,
who came up Friday to visit his
daughter, Mrs. Will Woltcrs, has re
turned to his home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer of the
Cape are spending the day with Mrs.
Meyer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
The Wednesday Club will meet with
Mrs. J. G. Kies tomorrow afternoon.
A number of our citizens arc attend
ing the sale at Joe Brugge's, several
miles south of Jackson. Mr. Brugge
has bought an interest in the S. M.
hereof be duly published at least once
a week for four consecutive weeks in
the Weekly Tribune, a weekly news
paper duly printed, published and cir
culated in said Cape Girardeau Coun
ty, and duly designated by plaintiff's
attorney, and duly approved by said
Clerk as most likely to give notice to
defendants, the last insertion to be
at least fifteen days before said
term of said Court.
State of Missouri, County of Cape Gir
I, D. A. Nichols, Clerk, Court of Com
mon Pleas, of Cape Girardeau Coun
ty, Missouri, hereby certify that the
foregoing writing is a full, true and
complete copy of the original Order of
Publication in said cause, as full as the
same remains and appears of record in
In witness whereof, I hereto sub
scribe my name and official signature
and hereto affix the seal of said Court
at my office in the City of Cape Girar
deau, Cape Girardeau County; Mis
souri, this 20th day of October, 1915.
D. A. Nichols.
Clerk of the Common Pleas -Court for
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
McAttee store and will move to town
into the J. G. Kies. propetry on Third.
Mrs. L. R. Jenkins and twin boys
left for St. Louis this morning for a
visit with Mrs. Jenkins' parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Clyde.
J. W. Hunter went to Advance this
Herbert Baldridge and wife of Po
cahontas, and Tom Juden of Cape were
Jackson visitors today.
Miss Grace Cracraft returned yes
terday from St. Louis, where she spent
the week end.
Mrs. Allee of Olean, who is visiting
relatives here, and Miss Norma Hines
left this morning for Piggott, Ark.,
for a few days' visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Siemers last night
entertained in honor of Rev. H. Birk
ner, of Boston, Mass., who was former
ly pastor of the Lutheran Church near
Gordonville, and who came to assist
in the ded'eation of the new church
last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Siemers
and the most of the guests of last
night belonged to Rev. Birkner's con
gregation at Gordonville and were de
lighted to spend an evening with him
after all these years. Those present
were: Families of Claus Gerstner, Al
beit Kerstner, Mrs. Lizzie Kerstner,
John Sander, Wm. Bruening and Hen
Guy and Garnett Morton went to
Dutchtown this morning to hunt ducks.
The Ladies' Aid of the Lutheran
Church meets at the home of Mrs. Guy
Miltenberger tomorrow afternoon.
A litt'e girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Schuette, who live south
east of town, unday.
Miss Sophie Schneider will entertain
the Misses Dora Obermiller, Anna
Wilhelm and Rosemond Daiey at a
slumber party tonight.
The Young Ladies' Missionary So
ciety of the Methodist Church will
meet with Mrs. C. H. Wolters Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Clippard of Millerville
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel
Miss Ruth McAtec, who spent the
week at Murphysboro, 111., with the
family of John Slaughter, will return
John Ade, who is building a bun
galow for Fred Meyer on the Benton
road below Gordonville, spent Sunday
with his family here.
Roscoc Wltccke, who is working at
Sikeston, was called last night on ac
count of the serious illness of his
mother, Mrs. Annie Weltccke, of this
Francis Gilder died at his home in
West Jackson at 2 p. m. today after a
long illness of tuberculosis. He leaves
a wife and five children.
Mrs. Wm. Schne'der returned today
aftre a few days' visit with her sister.
Mrs. Siemers, at Gordonville.
Mrs. Mamie Doervie and daughters
spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs.
Laura Ware, in the country.
Jackson, Nov. 15.
J. G. Hcinberg went to St. Louis to
day on business.
Mrs. J. E. Schmucke and children,
and Miss Edna Meier, left yesterday
for New Madrid to spend a week with
Mrs. Schinuckc's mother, Mrs. Eva
Will Hobbs, George Grant and W.
Masterson went to Pemiscot County
on a hunting expedition yesterday.
Mr. and .Mrs. J. C. Davis of Fruit
land passed through Jackson today
after a visit with the family of their
daughter Mrs. Theo. Obermiller Jr., at
.Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Hines yesterday
entertained in honor of their guest,
Mrs. Alice, of Olean. The following
were present: Mrs. Allee, Mrs. Belle
Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wolters, J. C.
Clippard and son, Dick and Ed Walsh
ami daughter, Miss Ella May, of the
There was a box supper Saturday
night at the William's Creek school,
of which Leo Jackson, of I-cemon, is
teacher. A large crowd attended and
had a fine time. Miss Clara Steimle
of Dogwood school was voted the most
popular young lady present, and re
ceived a box of candy. The votes net
ted $5.55. In the debate, "Prepared
ness," the affirmatives won out. The
affirmatives were: Glenn Smith, Kel
ly Grant and Dick Clippard. The nega
tives were: Leo Jackson, Andy Cald
well and Marvin Williams.
Dr. B. W. Hays is moving his office
from the Jackson drug store into the
second story of the Schmucke building,
one door north of the post office, and
Mr. Kerstner will arrange the drug
store so that he will have a fine ice
cream parlor, and will also put in an
other soda fountain and make the place
Miss Ida Masterson of the Cape is
visiting Miss Lorene Masterson, east
The Misses Bessie Howard, Kuth
crine Hays and Lane of the Cape at
tended the Methodist Sunday School
in this city yesterday.
A crowd of young people from Jack
son and vicinity, numbering about 25,
last night had a very pleasant social
party at the home of Mrs. August
Illers, south of town.
Mr. and Mrs. August Vogelsanger
and daughter of the Cape came out
fr a v'sit to Mr. and Mrs. Henry
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joined a party of Jackson men, who
left yesterday morning for a week's
hunting and fishing on the Robertson
farm, near Whitewater. Mrs. Vogel
sanger and daughter remained here
until this morning, when Miss Lillian
Gockel took them home.
1 J. F. Caldwell and daughter, Miss
Mary Dell, attended the Epworth
League convention at the Methodist
Church at Gordonville yesterday, and
report a- good attendance and splendid
program. Delegates from Whitewater,
Applcton and Cape Girardeau Metho
dist churches were present. The con
vention closed yesterday afternoon aft
er a three days' meeting.
Blucher Sperling is on the sick list
the last few days.
Francis Gilder of West Jackson is
critically ill, as are also A. I. Barrett,
near Burfordville, and John Sheppard,
th father of Albert Sheppard of this
city. Mr. Sheppard is sick at the home
of his daughter fii Chaffee.
Rev. Camett will represent the
Jackson Baptist Sunday School and the
Y. M. C. A. of the Cape Normal at the
Sunday School convention. which is be
ing held in St. Louis this, week. M'-s-damcs
Louis Wagner and Robert Rc "d,
are the d-l"gates of the Methodist
Sunday School of this city, and left for
St. Louis today.
Jackson, Nov. IZ.
Mifs Louise Kies was called to Chaf-f-.-e
yesterday to nurse the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dunn who was very sick with
Misses Grace and Jay Van Amburg
went to Whitewater today for a visit
with thfir sister, Mrs. Mary Wiseman.
The High School pupils meet Tues
day and Saturday night of each week
to practice the operetta, "Polished
Pebbles," which they will produce
some time before the holidays.
Harry Smith Cap
Beulah V. Young Cape
Rudolph Holmes Cape
Cynthia Farrar Cape
Gerald A. Wright Cape
Erna A. Thilenius Cape
Joseph A. Statler Sedgewickville
Carrie K. James Sedgewickville