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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, April 21. 1911,
Probably Stop Here
An opportunity has been offer
ed the city to have the U. S.
Monitor Amphitrite to stop here
twenty-four hours on its way to
St. Louis next month. Citizens
of St. Louis who are raising
$5,000.00 to keep the monitor in
that city for one year, w ant the
citizens of this city to contribute
$300. If the boat stops here ex
cursions will be run on all roads.
KENNETT FARMER KILLS
BRIDE OF 4 MONTHS
Last Monday night, J. W.
Stewart, a farmer living four
miles north of Kennett, beat his
bride of four months to death,
then whetted a butcher knife
and severed her head almost
from the body after which he
drove the weapon to the hilt in
his own breast. The scene oc
curred in the presence of their
Stewart .became enraged when
his wife mortgaged a team of
horses to obtain release of her
.-top-son from jail, who was held
on a charge of forgery.
Previous the tragedy Stewart
had just returned home from
a hunting trip and was entering
Che yard when she informed,
him of her action. Giving vent
to his feelings he beat her un
After the father had severed ,, .
.. . . . ., . Damage Suit Filed
the throat of his wife he repair-
ed to the house to kill himself, j Lane & Alexander filed suit in
A 17 year old daughter was aithe Common Pleas Court last
witness to the killing of Mrs. Wednesday morning for $10,000
Steward and was holding heridamaes against the Cape Girar-
mother's head in her arms when! deau Water and Electric Light
the father smeared with the company in tne ceatn 01 fliarun
knife. She fled to the home of
her sister, when the enraged
father threatened to kill her.
Not until the neighors arrived
could the young sons be induced
to come out of the house. They
heard the groans of the father
but were too frightened to go
in his room.
A Big Carnival
Cape Girardeau people will
soon have the opportunity to
greet one of the best carnival
companies that ever visited tlm
The company carries every
thing in the amusement line and
will show in this city at the fair
grounds, May 1st to Gth. The
show carries fourteen big fit
tractions and an Italian band.
Vogelsang who was electrocuted
several months ago while work
ing on a telephone pole. The at
tornys are instituting the suit
for the father of the deceased.
The case will come up at the
The engagement of Miss Ada
M. Norwine to Wm. Pinkney
Caruthers of this city was an
nounced at an Easter luncheon
last Sunday. The secret was re
vealed by "letting a cat out of a
Suing the Frisco
Wm. Pendergrass has brought
suit through his attorneys Lane
& Alexander for $25,000 dam
ages against the Frisco. Pender
grass fell into a 12-foot pit at
Crystal City last November
while employed as pump engin
eer at that place. He was in
jured about the spine.
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We wish to inform the public that
we have filled up this place, sparing no
expense in making it the most suitable
and best possible studio for making all
kinds and sizes of pictures.
Wo are better prepared for group
pictures than any other gallery south
of St. Louis. Our large photographs
are the talk of the city. We also take
great pains with our smalLpictures.
We invite you to call and see our
work. It is a pleasure for us to show
you. Come and see the newest and
mostcorrect styles in real photography.
CITY COUNCIL MET;
JOE WILSON RESIGNS
The new city council met lart
Tuesday night and transacted
considerable business; all mem
bers being present except Joe
Wilson, whose resignation was
read by the city clerk, action on
which was deferred until the
next regular meeting. An or-
On last Monday evening Miss
Pearl Rogers of this city, and
Edgar S. Dishnian of Millerville,
Ark., were united in the holy
bonds of matrimony at the home
of the bride's father, Mr. G. V.
Rogers. 303 South Pacific street,
Dr. J. S. Maple officiating.
I The bride is the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. Rocors and is a con-
dinance regulating the office of jgcU.ntiolls am in(ustrious work-
street commissioner was passed.
The printing of all city busi
ness including the council pro
ceedings can in the future be
published in a weekly paper and
may have ten days in which to
or .in the First Baptist church of
this city. 4 '
The groom hails from Miller
ville, Arkansas, where he is en
gaged in the lumber business.
jlle arrived in this city last Sun-
print same after receiving copy. i(ay
a pouuon lor gravel on inem-j The bH(e wag drcssod in
is street was presented by prop-; beautiful gown aft(1 carrie(
tiiy owners aim uieir request
Petitions from citizens living
on other streets desiring improve
ments were presented and re
ferred to the Street and W'harf
Several other petitions were
presented and referred to the
various committees under which
The citizens of the north end
petitioned the council to abolish
the pest house located in "that
section. It was referred to the
The petition of J. W. Searcy,
who would like to be a police
man on Broadway, was read and
tabled. Councilman Coerver
stated the business men on
Broadway did not want another
policeman and that they only
signed it to help him out.
A resolution was passed that
all ordinances must come from or j
be endorsed by the judiciary j
committee, and that no ordin-,
ance can be passed on the even-
ing of its introduction without Next Tuesday a special school
unanimous consent. election will be held in this city
The office of city engineer was j for the purpose of voting on a
declared vacant by the Mayor. ' proposition to issue $20,000 in
Engineer McRea received one j bonds for the erection of a new
vote while C. E. Stivers received ' school building in Donnybrook.
five. I Owing to the crowded con-
Mayor Kage announced that j dition of the schools and the long
the fire board would hereafter distance children who live in
The rain storm and cyclone
did much damage near New
Wells last week.
It was reported that the fl,d
there Thursday of last w eek car
ried over a hundred miles of
fence away, besides several
bridges. The loss of stock and
poultry b reported very heavy.
One farmer reports the loss of a
fine mare and six head of sheep.
The sted bridge cn the .coun
ty road north of New Well s
was also washed c.;r.
boquet of caranations. She was
attended by her sister, Miss
Nina, while the groom was at
tended by W. W. Williams. The
wedding march was played by
the bride's sister, Miss Mabel.
After the ceremony was per
formed the bride tossed her
boquet into the air, it was
caught by Miss Alma Schrader.
The home was decorated in
white and purple violets, while
the arbor under which the cere
mony was said wa3 decorated
with cedar, caranations and
The young couple left for their
Arkansas home Monday after
noon. Quite a number of the
bride's friends showered them
with rice and attached all the
old shoes, locks and horse shoes
that was possible to tie on to
Christ Koenemann died in this
city Thursday morning. Mr.
Koenemann wa a native of Ger
many but has been a resident of
this country since 1871. He was
a cooper by occupation and was
a highly esteemed citizen. He
is survived by his wife and two
sons, William and Herman.
Last Tuesday night the first
meeting of the Potosi presbytery
was held at the Presbyterian
chuich of this city.
Ministers from all parts of the
.slate arrived here Monday and
Tuesday and more are expected.
The opening sermon w a s
preached Tuesdav night bv Dr.
M. II. Kerr of Poui.
Other ministers who are at
tending the presbjtery are: Rev.
Geo. W. Harlan, Farmington;
Rev. C. W. Latham and W. C.
Stokes, Kennett; Rev. W.
Ki'.lough. Perryville; Rev. C.
Ilickok. Farmington: Rev. J
Harley, Maiden; Rev. J.
Squires, New Madrid: Rev. J. B.
Worthan, Seventy-six; Rev.
Thos. D. Latmer, Charleston:
Rev. M. H. Kerr, Potosi; W. J.
Webb, Parma; C. H. Caldwell,
The funeral services were held btG- Genevieve; l. A. rioods,
from the German Evanfrplir.nl ' Fruitland; Rev. E. C. Gordon,
church Wednesday afternoon D- D" secretary and treasurer of
. . ' ct hi: f ' c i
conducted by the Rev. Fr. Bern
the Home Missions of the Synod,
About 00 commissioners of the
presbytery will also attend.
At Randol school house on
Cape rural route No. 0. last Sat- Married
urday afternoon, several schools Judge F. A. Kage performed
united to contest and select their i two wedding ceremonies last
best representatives for the' Sunday. The contracting parties
county meet at Jackson. ; were: Alvin Redman and Mips
Jungle boys base ball team de- i Ethel Crump, of this city. E. L.
fea ted Clover Hill. Ross of Commerce and Mi33
Randol won the basket ball' Ethel Dodson of this city.
game from Clover Hill by a
score of 12-11. Four Out of F.
John Vangtlder won in the The Normal baseball boys re
declamatory contest, Mary Juden, turned home early Sunday morn
of Kochor school, coming second, j ing from their tour through
; North Missouri. The boys sue-
Steve Hunter of Sikeston was 'ceeded in bagging three cut of
here Monday. j five games.
be composed of A. J. Flentge,
Moeder and Morrison.
Fred Brunke was appointed
street commissioner and will re
ceive a salary of $G0 per month.
Leon Jones was selected as the
first assistant fire chief and
Charles Hahn as second.
Sexton Brunke reported that
more burial ground was neces
sary as all the lots are now taken
up in the city cemetery.
Mayor Kage suggested the
purchase of another horse for
the fire department in case of
emergency. This will be taken
up at Xhe next meeting;
Two feed bills for the city
teams were allowed.
The council adjourned until
7:30 p. m. the first Monday in
A Pretty Wedding
An all day wedding occured at
the home of Henry Kistner, who
lives in the Egypt Mills neigh
borhood. The contracting par
ties were his' stepson, W m .
Raekopf to Miss Emma Long,
daughter of Cha3. Long.
The ceremony was Rev. Geo.
Meyer, of Egypt Mills Lutheran
church. The guest arrived
shortly after dinner and the
wedding feast was served at
five o'clock. After that they
danced all night.
The young couple wiil make
their future home at McCleary
that section have to come, it is
an absolute necessity that a new
building be erected.
At the last election, April 4,
the proposition came within a
few votes of carrying.
The judges appointed to serve
at the special election are:
First ward M. D. Wilson, Joel
T. Nunn, Sr., A. J. Flentge.
Second ward Chas. Borchers,
J. M. Wilson, Alfonzo Dittlin
ger. Third ward E. A. Caton,
Denver Bollinger John Meystedt.
Fourth ward W. IL Bohn
sack, Jr.. John Powers, Jr.o. L.
Cape Woman Honored
Washington, April 18 At a
meeting of the Missouri delega
tion to the annual congress of
the D. A. R. held this morning
at Continental Hall, for Mrs.
Mathew T. Scott was endorsed
for re-election as president gen
eral, Mrs. Robert B. Oliver of
Cape Girardeau was elected state
regent, and Mrs. Benjamin F.
Gray, of St. Louis was nominat
ed for vice-president.
Dr. Hav 3 of Jackson rvjturr.-j-;
home from St.-Luui Wednesday
w here he acccmj r.f.ied Miv. Wrr.
Ranney, c-f Gordonvi'iH t a hospital.
The pupils of the Moothart
business, college will give a type
writing contest April 22, for the
purpose of raising funds for the
orchestra and piano fund.
A small admisson will be
charged and a musical program
w ill be rendered by th Moot
The Houek road h:spurchased
thive lots lying on Ir.deper.'ji-nee
atreot in the weal end, for
ill f r' i in
Controls the Real Estate
Bargains in Ccpe Girardeau
Good Rental Property, Choice Build
ing Lots and Cape Girardeau Farm
Lands for sale or trade. Here are
a few bargains:
Three new cottages, renting for
$03.00 per month: price. .$3,100.
Six room cottage, renting for
$12. 50 per monti. Price . . .$12.)
Five room eottage renting for
110.00 per month; price . . . .1000
Five acre truck and ou!try
farm, 2 1-2 miles from city, six
room house; price fi00
21 acre truck farm, house, barn,
erchard and berries only half
from city; all dirt and no rocks.
Have many more to offer. Also will
trade for property anywhere in Cape Gi
rardeau County. If you have anything
to trade or sell, write me.
BEN VI N YARD,
Room lo llouck Building.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri.