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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY ITER AID. IRIDAY. NOVEMBER 19. 1913
E. 1 DEAL JR'S
HOME iS FIRED
IN SPITE WORK
Unknown Hands Work Des
truction at County Hom
SECRET SERVICE MEN
PROBE NIGHT RIDING
Land Owners Gets Threatening
Letters U. S. Mails
Are Not Used.
Either New .Madrid County "night
riders" or neighbors doing "spile
work" have attempted to fire the
home of E. J. Deal Jr., on a farm 12
r.iPes out of Charleston, ami, after the
attempt was frustrated, on a second
trip they have destroyed a quantity
of creamery products as well as dis
figured one of thf buildings on the
Mr. Deal is a son of E. J. Peal, pres
ident of the Southeast Missouri Trust
Company. The Deals lean to the opin
ion that the work was done by neigh
bors working out a "spite" against the
It was learned yesterday that a
corps of nearly a score of Federal se
cret service men are in New Madrid
County anil vicinity, investigating
"nightrider" activities there, and prob
ing especially circumstances surrounc
ing the receipt of several threatening
letters there by land owners.
Some of the letters which have been
received were not sent through the
mails, so that if charges ever are made
against anyone in connection with
them the Government will have to
About three weeks ago, Mr. and
Mrs. Deal left the farm to go to Char
leston where they have a small apart
ment to spend Sunday.
A basket of fire kindling was left
.sitting on one of the porches at the
farm house. Sometime in the evening,
an intruder went to the Deal house,
opened a shod nearby where a can of
oil was obtained, soaked'thc kindling
in oil and .vet it afire.
The blaze was built against the
frame-work ol ihv house ana in a few
moment:;, it is l.HVved, the flames
were ifadiii; hiii alongside the
One of fh.' men eum'oyed at the
faiin ,iv ijie J. !;!, hi iiiut 10 extin
guish it. If love any i.iatfi Sal damage
was done to '.he house.
The second vu i'. M-curred on Thurs
day, November 4, when Mr. and MY.
Deal went to Charleston to meet Mr.
Deri's parents who went to Charleston
from the Cape. In their absence, the
milk house on the farm was broken
into. The milk was poured out upon
the floor, a coat of paint was applied
by dumping a large can of paint found
nearby in the center of the milk be
smeared floor and all the butter that
had been stored in the place was nib
bed into tho paint r.rd mill:
No attempt to fire the place at this ;
time was manifest. Bluff; L. H. Thomason, of Poplar
Mr. Deal, at the office of the trust Bluff, both candidates for the Spring
company yestorcay, said he did not field Court of Appeals, and H. S. Coch
know what caused the actions against : ran, Mississippi county chairman,
his son's property. He said that neigh- j
bor.-. had been put off of lands belong
ing to him and he believes that, al
though hi? ion had nothing to do with
those transactions, the neighbors are
"getting even" with Mr. Deal Jr.
No investigation of these cases is
being made by detectives, Mr. Deal
Mr. Deal said he has read a threat- j
oning letter thac Theon Hiesserer, of
Oran, banker and real estate man, has
received recently from the "night
The cause of the trouble in New
Madrid is similar in character to that
found to exist with the "possum hunt
ers of Sikeston." The men object to
the wages they receive and object to
the prices they have to pay for sup
plies, it is said.
WILCOX GETS VENUE CHANGE
Embezzlement Charges Will Be Tried
Before 3Iayor Kage.
When an affidavit was filed yester
day morning disqualifying Justice of
the Peace Wilier from holding he pre
liminary hearing of A. D. (Dolly) Wil
cox, former cashier of the Bank of
Bloomfield, who is charged in three
warrants with embezzlement, the case
was sent by Judge Wilier to Mayor
Kage for trial.
The new date for the preliminary
before Kage was set for next Monday,
when the attorneys believe they will
be ready to go to trial with the case.
Affidavits to new bonds will be filed
with Judge Wilier, before the tran
script will be sent to Kage. The change
of venue was asked in Willer's court
by H. E. Alexander, attorney for Wilcox.
DEMOCRATS TO MEET
HERE NOVEMBER 29
Leaders From Southeast Missouri
to Arrange to Attend
A call to Democratic county chair
men and workers prominent in jbe par
ty in Southeast Missouri for a meet
ing in the Cape Monday, November 29,
to organize a Southeast Missouri Dem
ocratie club last night was issued by
Harry E. Alexander.
Alexander, by virtue of his leader
ship in managing the Southeast Mis
souri Democratic rally, held in the
Cnpe October 14, has been at the head
of the movement to organize the per
manent party club in this section of
The first conference to perfect the
organization will be held in the after
noon in Alexander's office in the
Party leaders from all parts of
Southeast Missouri are expected to at
tend the gathering. The officers will
be selected and definite plans made
for a special train of Democrats to go
from the Cape to the Jackson Day
Democratic banquet in St. Louis on
Elaborate plans are being made in
St. Louis for the reception of Demo
crats from all parts of the State. The
banquet will be held in the Coliseum,
and the present plans provide as the
most important feature, an address by
Alexander last night Baid that it
will be the purpose of the club to get
enough delegates to go to the banquet
to fill ten Pullman coache3. Cape Gir
ardeau will be the assembling point for
all who go on the tpecial train from
this section of the State.
The sentiment among Democratic
leaders in this part of the State is in
creasingly in favor of the club, accord
ing to the replies to letters that Alex
ander has received. He has received
letters from about twenty county
chairmen and prominent party men,
indorsing the scheme and pledging
their support tc the movement.
Virtually unanimously, they selected
the Cape as the location for the head-;
quarters of the club.
J. H. Richardson, of Bloomfield, dep- j
uty U. S. internal revenue collector, i
who has traveled in virtually all parts
of Southeast Missouri since the agita
tion for the club began, last night was
in the Cape and declared that every
county will be represented at the pre
liminary meeting to be held November
In his talks with Democrats, Rich
ardson says, he has learned that the
party men of Southeast Missouri feel
deeply indebted to the Cape for the
entertainment they received when here
for the rally. For that reason the Cape
will unquestionably be selected as the
headquarters for the club. The rail
road facilities here also favor the
Some of the men who have written
to Alexander giving their support to
the organization of the club are: John
H. Bradley, of Kennett, candidate for
the Springfield Court of Appeals;
Jesse Shephard, of Poplar
ALBERT GROSS IS ILL
Business College Student May Have to
Albert Gross, student in the Cape
Business College, son of Christian
Gross and nephew of G. H. Gross of
the Cape, may be operated upon today
to have a stone removed from his
stomach that has been causing him
Mr. Gross has suffered pain for sev
eral days and yesterday when he went
to a physician, it was found that a
stone rested in his stomach in such a
place that an operation would be nec
essary to remove it, according to the
Christian Gross has been summoned
from Gordonville and today he and his
son will decide whether to have the
opera tion performed.
C. A. MSWONGER HAS TYPHOID
Well Known Driver Has Been Sick a
Week Condition is Serious.
C. A. Niswonger, cf 128 South Ben
ton street, driver for the Cape Brew
ery and Ice Co., is seriously ill at his
home with an attack of typhoid fever.
Mr. Niswonger, who is one of the
best known men in the Cape, has been
ill for about a week, and according to
the physician in charge of the case, ft
is a mystery as to how he contracted
The doctor attributed the typhoid In
part to the effect of mosquitoes tha?
infested the Cape this fall after the
extremely wet weather in the '&wairip8
south of town.
MRS, BAUMANN DIES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Pioneer Was Born in Bavaria
Almost 82 Years Ago
Left Seven Children.
Mrs. Christian Baumann, one of the
oldest and best known residents of
Cape Girardeau County, died at St.
Francis Hospital at 4:30 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. Had she lived two
months longer, Mrs. Baumann would
have celebrated her 82 birthday.
Her demise was due to a complica
tion of diseases, but old age played a
prominent part. While she had not
been in good health for several months,
her condition did not become critical
until a few weeks ago, when she was
stricken suddenly and for several days
she battled between life and death. Mr.
and Mrs. Alois Zimmer, her daughter
and son-in-law, were visiting in Texas
and were summoned home by tele
graph. A few days after the arrival home
of Mr. and Mrs. Zimmer, the aged
woman's condition grew better, and
continued to improve until it was be
lieved she would recover from the at
tack. Two days ago, she suffered a sink
ing spell, and gradually grew weaker.
She had been unconscious at times dur
ing the afternoon yesterday, and at
4:30 o'clock, she passed away.
Mrs. Baumann was born in Rhenish,
Bavaria, and moved to the United
States when she was a young woman.
When she came to Cape Girardeau it
was but a village, hardly more than a
Mrs. Baumann is survived by seven
children, seventeen grandshildren and
Her children are: Leo and Robert
Baumann, of Belleville, 111.; WTilliam
Bauman, of this city; Mrs. Josephine
Schultz, of St. Louis; Mrs. Charles
Messemer, Mrs. Alois Zimmer and
Mrs. Theodore Bauerle of this city.
The funeral services will be held
from the home of Alois Zimmer, at
516 Good Hope street, but definite ar
rangements have not been made. Fa
ther Pruente, pastor of St. Mary's
Catholic Church, of which Mrs. Bau
man was one of the oldest members,
will deliver the funeral oration.
GEO. McBRIDE TO MANAGE
SOUTHEAST MO. MOTOR CAR C O.
Has Financial Inti.'rest in
Edwards and Williams in Charge
That George McBride, stave manu-
facturer and land owner, will assume
the active management of the South-
east Missouri Moto Car Co., which has
a garage and office at f-6 Noiih Span
ish street, became known yesterday.
The company recently has beer
managed by Doc Edwards and Jack
Williams, who went into the place
when Fred A. Groves opened a Ford
garage in the Himmelbcrgcr-IIarri-
6on building. Groves formerly was
manager of the Southeast Missouri
Motor Car Co.
The company was organized with
Mr. McBride, Burette Oliver and ?-giv
Carter, financially interested. Mr
McBride has retained his interests in
the company, it is said. Ho could not
be reached last night for a statement.
JUNIORS PLAY FOOTBALL
Practice for Interclass Championship j
Series this Week.
Members of the Junior class at the ;
Normal School yesterday began train- ; The funeral of 5-ycar old Ruby Kat
aing for their interclass football games tcs. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
that will be staged the latter part of i Kattes, of Dcnnybrook, who died early
this week under the direction of Coach
Fourteen "of the Junior prospects
were out in uniform and started the
organization of a team. Beginning
Monday, members of the other three
class will be in the field strong, and
be contenders for the interclass cham
pionship. Arrangements will be made
to play off the series of games on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this
week. The games and practicing will
be conducted at the Fairgrounds.
The interclass games are being held
to develop new material for next year's
team. A man who has won his letter
on the varsity team of the Normal
School is ineligible under the rules to
play on the class teams so that the
series of games will get out an entire
ly new bunch of football men.
PETITIONS IN BANKRUPTCY
W. T. Griffth, New Madrid Merchan?,
William T. Griffith, a merchant at
New Madrid, has filed a voluntary pe
tition in bankruptcy in the U. S. Dis
trict Court, which has been referred to
Referee O. A. Knehans for adjudica
Griffith in hig schedule sets out
$2216.89 in unsecured claims, and his i
Ruby Cates, Five Years Old,
May be Fatally Burn
ed By Match.
CHUM CALLED HELP
AND MOTHER COMES
Mrs. Cates Slightly Burned As
She Smothers Blaze En
While celebrating her fifth birthday
anniversary at play with a little cousir
yesterday afternoon. Ruby Cates
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cates,
cf Donnybrook, was burned probably
fatally when her playmate set her
The child was burned from a place
about the waist to below the knees,
and last night her condition was crit
ical. The child's father is a fireman at
the Morrison Ice and Fuel Company's
plant. Yesterday afternoon, when
Ruby was at home with her mother,
she had company.
Her cousin, Alice Norvell, who is of
about the same age as she, came to
the Cates home with her mother. Mrs.
Norvell was on the way into the Cape
to do some shopping from the Norvell
farm, five miles north of the Cape.
She left the little girl at the Cate?
home till she should return in the
evenin- to take her home.
The two children ran outdoors to dd
their playing. Both often had been to
the ice and fuel plant, where Mr.
Cates works, with the fires in the
boilers, and there they had watched
him stoke the fires.
The idea occurred to them that it
would be great fun to play at the
same game. They obtained matches
and started their game.
The little Norvell child seized a
piece of paper, part of which she ig
nited in the flames, and turning to her
cousin thrust the burning paper
against her dress.
The child's divss biuz-.?d up in a few
moments, almost completely envelop
ing her in l'laiiuv.
! "You've set w ai'I-o." sh cried to
j her cousin.
I Tho Xovve1 child ran streaming to
I Mr.-'. Cut ?s ai.-l aiti acted the attention
j to her daughter's plight. The Cates
i irl beat at the
ames that nlaved i
ahoat hev hody ae.d
j preached, ?hc ran
larms to hev mother
.... i v"
Mrs. Cates and neighbors, who had
been attracted by the cries, smothered
the fire out by rolling the little girl
on the ground and wrapping her in
coats. A physician was summoned im
mediatelv and the child was carried
in her mother's arms into the house.
Mrs. Cates was injured slightly and
the child was burned badly on both
legs, hips and about the body, as well
- as her hands arms. She now is at
jhr parent hon, In Donnybrook.
The father of the child was sum-I
mo-v-i from 1 h work, and the accident
cause 1 co n s i derj- ble
Red Star addit'on.
excitement in the
III BV K ATIES' RITES TODAY
ar Oid Girl Burned While
Playing With Fire in Donnybrook
yesterday morning as a result of burns
she received while at play Friday aft
ernoon with a ecus n, will be from the
residence to Holu.'s Chapel, north of
the Cape, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Services will be held at the chapel
at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be at
the cemetery there.
The child's body was burned from
below the shoulders to the knees. She
and a cousin, Alice Norvell, were play
ing with fire, when her dress caught
fire and enveloped her in flames, be
fore it could be put out.
Mrs. Kattes, mother of the child,
who was first to reach her and burned
her own hands in try:ng to smother
the flames, is in a condition of nervous
prostration following the death of her
child The child was celebrating her
fifth birthdav when burned.
The funeral of Ruby Kattes, 5-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Kattes, who died early Saturday morn
ing at her home in Donnybrook after
having been burned while playing with
fire Friday afternoon, was held at
Hobb's Chapel, north of the Cape, Sun
total liabilities are $2348.303. His as
sets he schedules at $4424 7.
Thomas W. King also has filed
petition in bankruptcy stating his as-
sets at $2127.45.
CAPE RUGBY TEAM
Normal Athletes Lose to Visitors
By a Score of
14 to 7.
The Cape Normal boys were slowed
up by reason of the fact that a week
ago yesterday they were submitted to
a terrific pounding at the hands of the
Carbondale Giants from which they
had not completely recovered.
A team of husky, fighting, experi
enced football players yesterday came
up from Charleston and trounced the
Cape Normal School aggregation by
a score of 14 to 7. The game waa one
cf the cleanest and best played on the
Fairgrounds this season, and the vic
tory was won by the better team.
As the two teams played, the Char
leston attack was much fiercer and
they played much harder all the way
through. Had the Cape been complete
ly recovered from the Carbondale ham
mering, it well may be said that it
might have been a different story.
As it was, in spots, the Cape boys
showed flashes of SDeed and clever
ness, which, if they had duplicated all
through the contest would have given
them a decided lead over their oppon
ents. The Cape score came in the first I
part of the last period. In the third
quarter, the Cape had carried the ball
by a series of savage line bucks and
end runs as well as a few open plays
to within about twenty yards of a
As the new quarter started the Cape
took the ball to a position directly in
front of the Charleston goal posts and
it was believed Parker or one of the
Schultz twins might attempt a field
The play started. Louis Schultz
darted out to the left side of the line
and his brother, Leo, shot him the
ball. It was a perfect forward pass
and Louis had crossed the goal almost
before the Charleston boys were aware
of what was taking place.
Charleston already had scored two
touchdowns on straight football, so j
that when the Cape kicked a goal, the
final score was 14 to 7.
For the rest of the game, the ball
was in the Cape's territory much of
The Charleston team won by
: .straight football, line plunges and end
Wilson Harris, a 200-pounder,
ful!back warcPiy ever failed to
. , , , . . .n
I gain ground and he earned the ball
on almost a majority of the plays.
H Lee, at half back on the Charles
ton team, was n wheel horse ami his
end runs won many yards.
For the Cape, the Schultz brothers,
Parker at full back, and Cooper in the
line did exceptional work. Parker made
many spectacular tackles as well as
the Schultzcs and Ranney.
The line of the Cape team many
times failed to hold. At some times,
the line stiffened and held the Charles
ton backs for downs.
Wilson Harris carried over both
I touchdowns for the visitors.
It was the end of the season for the
'Cape. Next week class football will
be started at the Fairgrounds field,
I . . V, , A- i.
when coacn ourieux expects 10 ue
velop much new material for next
An attempt waB made to schedule e
game for Thanksgiving between the
Cape Normals and Charleston, but
owing to the fact that it would inter
fere with plans already arranged,
Coach Courleux declared he was not
enthusiastic about it He declared he
is willing to let Charleston have their
victory this year and then defeat them
The line-up was as follows:
Webb RE Black
J. Lee, See RT Cox
Hibbetts R G..Van Amberg,
R. Manningly.JLee C McBride
Cain, Dick LG Bartels
Lackey LT.. Cooper, Son
Roberts, A Mann-
. ino-lv LE Wallach
Bryant, Capt Q.Louis Schultz I
H. Lee R H. . .Leo Schultz
Wlson, Harris . F Parker
Shelby LH Ranney
Referee McGinni, Cape High. Um
pire Dunn. Head linesman Dear
mont. F. M. See and A. J. WTieeler of
Charleston were business visitors in
the Cape yesterday afternoon and last
W. H. Loeffler of Lutesville visited
friends and transacted business in the
L. H Crawford of Decatur, Ark.,
last night was a visitor in the Cane.
Riley Hahn came over from Marble
Hill yesterday on business.
CAN YOU AFFORD
to ignore the absolutely certain
advantages to be derived from
TILE DRAINAGE enhanced
value of your land, greatly in
creased crop of better quality
security from crop failure? No
independent farmer CAN afford'
to disregard these fact'.
CAN TELL YOU MORE
Coon Finds It
Easy To Elude
Lads and Lassies "Give up"
When They Find Quarry
In a Hole.
Details of how Russell Dearmont,
Wade Kochtitzky and Harry Newcomb
tried to reach the hollow tree lair of a
raccoon last Saturday night on a so
ciety "coon hunt" by building a "hu
man pyramid" up the side of the coon's
I I'-V to The
The young Capo society men ath
letes, everyone of them manfully
constructed their living ladder up
which a professional guide scrambled
in an endeavor to route out one of the
two coons that the crowd had treed.
The guide squirmed his way to the
top of the tree trunk and found that
the coon's home was an affair that
extended back down to the very roots
of the giant tree, so that the party
was forced to abandon the hunt empty
There were twelve young men and
women in the party who were initiated
into the mysteries of the "coon and
possum hunters association of South
They left the Cape in two motor
cars early in the evening and went
down the Rock Levee road. After
meeting the guides they abandoned the
road and struck into the hills for their
hunting. The chief guide east his
"weather-eye" into the sky and select
ed the high ground for the proceed
ings. "There's more coons in the low
lands," he ingraciously remarked, "but
the coons are not used to so much
company. They might get scared and
run away. Anyway, it's going to rain
and the lowlands will be wetter.
The guide's dog did his share. He
treed two animals, but each was in a
hollow tree that was impossible. On
the second time the hunters reached
the dog and found him pointing up a
sapling about three feet in diameter,
"I think we ought to make an extra
effort to get this one. I'm going after
"How can you climb that tree when
you can't reach around it?" quizzed
"Make a pyramid!" was Dearmor.t's
"You'll have to be the man on the
bottom," Wade Kochtitzky injected
into the conversation.
Forthwith the ladder was erected
and Wood, the guide, was selected to
embattle the raccoon.
The heavy downpour of rain that
If in need of a farm wagon see Kirby's Store.
We are sole agents for the Luedinghaus wagons.
Terms: one half cash, balance on time or 2 per
cent cash discount. Sold and warranted by
W. J. KIRBY
Phone 636 Blue
IT DRAINS YOU
1ST BOWLING GAME
Trim "R. J. R." Players 300
Points in Opening Came
Ten-pin players last night rolled the
first three games in the tournament
that is being held this winter by the
Capo Girardeau Bowling Association
at the Broadway alleys.
The first match was won by mem
bers of the team who call themselves
the "Broadways," defeating the "R.
J. R." by a team-score of 22S? to
Four teams have entered the as
sociation's tournament so far. The
bowling association was organized tho
other night with Henry Kimmich.
president; L. L. Tuck, vice president;
Arthur A. Vogel, secretary, and F. W.
The members of the winning team
and their scores last night are: Kim
m.ch, 470; S. Lesem, 446; Toby Foster,
414; Alvin Brunke, 444; Joe Sandman,
Their opponents and the individual
scores are: 1
L. Tuck, 458; Joe T.
Nunn Jr., 401; Percv Osterloh, .12.".;
H. A. Murphy, r.S4; J. P. Morgan, 421.
Members of the other two teams
who will meet in a match game Fri
day night are: Ideals A. Vogel, M.
Bender. T. IluUrs, Elmo McClintock,
Bob Nunn, Doc Edwards; Royals E.
Gockel, C. Shawan, T. Gockel, Al Brin
kopf, Bob Harrison and A. Haas.
At the close of the tournament. $14
in prizes will be awarded. The gross
receipts from the tournament play will
be $160. A prize of $15 will be given
the team winning the championship;
$10 to second; $7..0 to third, and $."
to fourth place.
For individual marks the prizes are
as follows: First, 54; second, $3.50;
Third, $3; fourth. $2.50; fifth and
sixth, $2 each; seventh and eighth,
$1.50; ninth and tenth, $1.
High three games in one night will
get $2.50 and for high in a single
FRANCES GILDER DIE?
Frances Gilder, of Jackson, died at
1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon after
a short illness. He was 46 years old.
Gilder was well known in Jackson and
He is survived by his wife, four
daughters and two sons as well as a
brother, Dan Gilder of EUcnville, and
a half brother, Monroe Gilder, of Rec
The funeral will be from the home
in Jackson at 1 o'clock today to the
Baptist Church, where a short service
will be held, and thence to Howard
Cemetery, three and a half miles west
began Saturday n ght, interrupted the
hunting party, and the members drew
their two cars up alongside an im
mense tree, where under cover of the
leaves that had not yet fallen, they
gut a fire stalled and finished the
night in the woods, picnic-fashion, a.s
the rain pattered on the leaves.
They arrive! home in the Cape early
The members of the party were:
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. "Wade" Kochtitz
ky, Mr. and Mrs Shepherd, Miss Mar
guerite Oliver, Miss Mary Kochtitzky,
Miss Rose Leming, Miss Elise Van
ness, Russell Dearmont, Harry New
comb and Joseph Schedele, and a guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd.
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