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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, December 15, 1911.
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The Herald Printers
A Pica For The Poor at Christmas
Do you know of any homes in
your neighborhood where Santa
Claus never comes? Is there a
sick father, a father out of work,
a widowed mother, an old and
indigent person? Charity, it has
been said, begins at home, but
it shouldn't stay there. It should
go out into the highways and
byways. Especially is this true
of Christmas charity, which
should be the highest kind of
Christian charity. Your chil
dren will have toys and sweet
meats in abundance. Perhaps
they will have more than is good
for them. It will make you hap
py to look into their joyous fa
ces on Christmas morning when
they expect the treasures left
for them by Santa Claus. But
there is a sort of happiness even
more to be desired than this. It
is that which comes from re
membering the poor at Christ
mas. . Think of the little ones
and the sick and aged who will
have no Santa Claus this year
unless you become their Santa
Claus. A very little gift to one
who otherwise would receive
none looms large in the eyes of
the recipient. Surely you can
make somebody outside your
own family and circle happy this
Christmas. One of the wisest
of the old sayings is this: "It
is better to give than to receive. "
This proverb embodies and ex
emplifies the Christmas spirit,
which is the Christian spirit re
duced to the concrete. Remem
ber the poor this Christmas.
A. R. Boone of Charleston,
candidate for lieutenant govern
or on the democratic ticket, paid
the Herald a visit Wednesday.
Mr. Boone is superintendent of
schools in Charleston and has
held many positions of trust.
We huve reason to say that Mr.
Boone is a type of man we need
more of, and outside of his po
litical views, we consider him
worthy of any honors the voters
wish to bestow upon him. If
the democrats carry the state in
the coming election much can bo
attributed to the clean career
and splendid qualities of tiieir
candidate for lieutenant govern
or, who has much influence over
The Wife. Big , checks for
dresses will not be in demand
The Husband. Thank heaven!
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Special Advertising Pointers.
At the top on the 4th page of
the Herald supplement appears
the ad of the Buckner-Ragsdale
Co. , who are offering big reduc
tions in ladies' outer garments,
and who are prepared to meet
your needs in other serviceable
merchandise. See their display
at their big store.
Next is F. B. Goodwin, the
Main street tailor, who wants to
make a nifty suit for you. He
also has a new sanitary cleaner
that makes old clothes look new.
Call on him.
The Bee store invites you to
call and see their line. They
deal in groceries and general
merchandise and have built up a
good trade by square dealing.
Don't overlook the Bee Store in
The Herald wants to print
good printing for you.
The Model 5 and 10c store has
a nice display cf holiday novel
ties and their line offers splendid
values for economical buyers.
Excelsior Music store sells
fine tone pianos. They also
handle the latest music selec
tions. The Excelsior is a good
place to stop during Christmas.
Acie Sherrill runs a garage
where automobiles are doctored
after the Xmas jaunt. His tele
phone number is 797.
Kassell's Main street studio is
the place to have your Xmas
photos made. Visit his studio
and take a look at the samples
of his work.
The A. Lang shoe Palace is
where you get good shoes. Mr.
Lang handles shoes exclusively
at 19 Main street. He wishes you
a Merry Christmas.
J. W. Stausing, 437 Broadway,
advertises useful Christmas
presents that will be remembered
for their lasting qualities. His
outfits for men cannot be cxcelied
N. S. Weiler, the jeweler, has
a nice display of valuable pres
ents. Qualtiy talks, and so does
Weiler's Jewelry meet the de
mand of particular buyers who
want the best.
See old Santa Claus at Collar's,
122 Main street. Toys, dolls,
and holiday gifts can be bought
easily on account of the big selection.
Telrplion No. '
Facts About The Moon.
Though our nearest neighbor
in the sky, the moon, the dis
tance from us is an average of
23G.0O0 miles. Within a month
it will be 10,000 miles nearer to
us at one time than another,
which causes its apparent size to
vary. A day on the moon is
thirty times as long as ours, be
ing fifteen days in darkness.
There are but twelve of them in
a year. The long days are very
hot and the long nights very
As it has no atmosphere to
protect it from the sun's rays,
water would boil in the sunlight
j if there was any water there.
I At night the temperature is sev
ieral hundred degrees below zero,
the contrast between day and
night is all of 500 degrees. The
mountains on the moon have
been measured with greater ac
curacy than any on earth, and
twenty-eight of them are higher
than Mount Blanc, two being al
most five miles in height. The
craters of its extinct volcanoes
are enormous, one having a di
ameter of 130 miles. A man
weighing 155 pounds on earth
would weigh but 2G pounds on
the moon, and could jump over
church spires easily. The diam
eter of the moon is 21G0 miles
and its volume is fifty times less
than the earth. It would take
00,000,000 moons to equal the
bulk of the sun. The moon makes
a journey of 1,500,000 miles in
going around the earth, and its
epeed is thirty-seven miles a
minute. It completes its revo
lution in 57 days, 7 hours, 43
minutes and II seconds. From
new moon to new moon is 29
days, 12 hours, 41 minutes and 2
A Jolly Christmas Game.
For a rousing Christmas game
provide a number of large, rosy
apples and as many trifling
presents. Each boy or girl in
turn is given a broad bladed
knife, with which he or she
must scoop up one piece of fruit.
Baliancing the apple on the knife
blade, he must walk rapidly
around the room. All those who
succeed in carrying the fruit
over the prescribed course are
allowed to select one of the priz-
be carried on the knife blade if
wie &iuge manager preiers
Real Estate Transfers.
G. O. Kinder to Simon Gar
tung: part oi' lot in town of
Whitewater, township 30, range
11. survey 2271. $125.
Otie Owens to Albert Probst;
9S.25 acres, township 29, range
Emil Drusch to Fred Linke;
lot 25, range "D," Cape Girar
George How man to Jessie L
Wilkinson; 1902 acres; section
Thomas E. Milton to Andrew
II. Doroling; lot 9 in city of Capo
Scivilda C. Plumb to J. T
Browning; 57.50 acres, survey
22oG, township 21), ravgf 11,
T. .1. Browning to Scivild.i C.
I'lumb; ;w,oO acres, Ir.viisiiin 20.
range 11,' 5-150.
George Graffelman to 1! trling
ton Charles; lot 1, block 17, Cane
Anna M. Limbaugh to J. Frank; The progressive, hustling, up to
Caldwell; lot 19, city of Jackson, 'date Merchant reads the news
$4250. i papers. He also makes others
Robert M. Sawyer to James F. !
McClain; 00 acres, survey 249,
range 12, $1.
Joseph C. Faust to Cora Faust;
lot 45, Cape Girardeau, $1.
Lewis Fredericks to Charles
B. Bollinger; 23.93 acres, section
Mary A. L. O'Brien to Edward
K. O'Brien; lot 29, range "G,"
Cape Girardeau. $150.
Ferdinand Henrich to Adam
Henrich; G9.75 acres, section 15-31-12.
Julius Ramsey to Ferdinand
Henrich; lot 1, lock 3, city of
Graders Turn Up Casket.
-.Workingmen grading in an
old cemetery at Sarah street and
117-1 L a l-rn j ,
Yv abash tracks, Tuesday after
noon, uncovered an old-fashioned
iron coffin containing the body
of a 2-year-old child in a state of
almost perfect preservation. The
burying ground was once a Wes
leyan cemetery, but was aban
doned as such about 1882. Many
oiu.ouou.es uuneu in u, o.u
cemetery have been removed and
taken to other burying places.
Persons who viewed the body
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in the old colhn Tuesday said it
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did not appear to have been
buried longer than a
weeks. Globe Democrat.
Edward Amherst Ott of
kegan. 111., lectured on
Spenders" to an
2000 at the Odeon
theater Tues -
dav night. The lecture is a cart
of a plan of the Citizens' Indus -
trial Association to educate the
public of the United States with
reference to the proper methods
towards eliminating waste and
removing the barriers which now
separate the employer from the
employe. lie gave expression
to many pithy sentences as fol
lows: "Watch a man spend money
if you would know him. Some
men are honest on $1500 a year
and become robbers on $2000.
The American people spent $3G5, -
000 000 fore i-n-s!) ml Sr.(i (1(h) non
for chewing gum last year. The
money snent for cigars is f,v.
elusive of pipes and cigarettes.
The amount expended for tobac-
ho:,eo would pay the teachers of the
Fi'.ited States double salaries.
Wo niend $1,500,000 a ,!;iv for
drink. If yon have a dollar to llkyly reniam until the top is re
spond put it in circulation like a Luilt 0vcr "Z' men are thrown
m;ul out of employment.
William Letlingwell, official .
lecturer of the Harriman Lines.
delivered an illustrated lecture
. on "The Canadian Northwest."
-St. Louis Times.
The Merchant Who Wins.
Ememon said Komethinsr about
an institution being the length
ened shadow of a man. The
same is true of a business. A
store, for example, reflects the
character of its owner. -
Take two typical stores. The
one is enterprising, has attrac
tive displays, advertises liberally
and intelligently and reaches out
for new business.
The other goes along in a bum
drum fashion, advertises little,
and that in a sterotyped way,
makes no display of its wares
;;nd no effort to
slock at. frequent
mot hods of twenty !
It does not nac.hwithsuKar J,um3 in return Ior
ustomcra and in con. j their hospitality.
;i; lor neV
)sos us oiii ones.
Which of these tores will
succeed anil which will fail?
Which proprietor reads the
paj.u i s arid which r e a d s last
That tells the whole ttory.
read the advertisements he plac-
es in the newspapers. Therefore
he is a winner. Be a winner.
From Whitewater, R. 2.
Whooping-cough is quite pre
valent in this vicinity.
N. D. Huffman, who recently
moved here from Cape Girar
deau, has been papering his
An enthusiastic teacher's
meeting was held at Whitewater
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. J. M. Finney,
Jr., visited in Cape last week.
James Pittman came down
from St. Louis a few days ago.
and is moving to the Aunt Liz-
jzie Proffer farm.
j The new bridge at Cr urap s
J mill is nearing completion. It
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is said to be the best one of the
six steel structures now span-
ning "Old Crooked."
A series of meetings is in pro
gress at the Whitewater Metho
dist church. Rev. A. N. Walker,
pastor, is assisted by Rev. Neal,
ana tne music is in charge ot
of Br0. Charles, a noted singer
1 from Kentucky
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it is learned that, by the terms
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. of the agreement made with the
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, road a.id the Frisco are joint
; owners of the stock of the New
Orleans, Mobile and Chicago
; Railroad. Neither road will be
called upon to raise money to
, build the proposed extension of
i the Mobile road, which will be
PaiJ fr through the sale of
company's own bonds. The
bonds are not guaranteed by the
! Frisco and Loaisville and Nash
ville. Last year the road earned
the interest on the bonds.
Mine No. 11 of the Northern
Central Coal Company at Higbee
burned December 12, the fire
originating in some lockers be
tween the boilers and engine
rooms. The loss is placed at
$75,000, with only partial insur-
I am'- everything about the
i Sounds was destroyed except
i the blacksmith shop, oil and fan
j j1011- Abollt twenty men were j
in the mine at the time, but all !
escaped by way of a stairway in 'spices.
the air shaft. The fan is being' : . .
run temporarily by a traction'
er.gme. Over twenty mules are ;
in tho mine, where they
where they will'hnn.l- 'I'll .,-. n ,- r
w',ne 01 tne principals in the
didn't have that kind of a con-
Why. We Han Up Stockings.
The custom of hanging up the
stocking on Christmas eve arose
from an incident in the life of
the good St. Nicholas. One day.
when he was overtaken by a se
vere storm, he took refuge in a
convent, and the next day being
Christmas he preached a sermon
to the nuns which they liked so
much that they asked him to
come the next year and preach
to them again.
On his second visit, which
was abn on a Christ "v." v, bo
fore going to bed he asked each
of the nuns to lend him a stock
ing, ana ne tilled we stoeKings
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Time to Act.
The killing of a man, sober
and in his normal senses and ac
tivity, by an automobile at a
downtown street corner at 5
o'clock in the morning, sharpens
the emphasis of the question
which has been growing sharper
and more emphatic: "What are
we going to do about it? The
question is one much more easy,.
to ask than to answer, and yet
nearly every day of late brings a
clearer realization that we must
answer it before long. Driving
the automobile off the streets is
out of the question. The great
majority of drivers are safe and
sane. But there is evidently a
large minority who are not. If
means can not be found for the
suppression of these the public
prejudice against the machine
will reach a point where autoing
will cease to be a convenience
and a pleasure which can longer
be safely indulged,
Sergt. Gleason of the Canr
Street Station did creditable
work, which will doubtless be
recognized in the next award of
honors, in the swift action by
which alone it was possible to
trace and arrest the offenders in
this. The car had not been
stopped after the accident, but
speed was increased by the
chauffeur in order to get away
without detection or arrest. The
automobile, according to the
story of the few witnesses
abroad in the street at that early
hour, was going at a tremendous
pace, which was increased after
the man was hit at Sixth street
and Washington avenue. The
chauffeur, now under arrest, ad
mits that he knew of the acci
dent. Two women were of the
party, which was evidently one
of that careless, joy riding sort
to be met everywhere in the city
streets both in the early and late
hours of every night. Acquittals
of such persons, whose guilt was
clear, have undoubtedly led to
greater recklessness than before.
It is time to convict the guilty
and not only to convict but to
make the punishment fit the
crime. Globe Democrat.
In the making of mince pies
which form a part of a regular
Christmas feast mutton was the
only meat formerly used, as a
commemoration of the flocks
that were watched on the holy
night by the shepherds of Beth
elhem. The spices were supposed
to be suggestive of the wise
men from the east the land of
Pat, thinking to ealiven the
party, stated, with unfrl, i
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candy to the loidy that makes
the hornliest face within the
next three minutes."
The time expiring,
nounced: Ah, Mrs.
you get the prize."
"But." protested Mrs. Mc
Guire, "go 'way widye! I wasn't
playin' at all."