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"AM THE NEHfS THAT'S fit TO PRINT"
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Capo Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, May 31. 1912
IKE PLCPLE'S PAPER
fiHE THE TEMPLES
Big Cr owd, Handsome Knights,
Perfect Weather, Brilliant
Scenes Next Meeting at
The arrival of the bitf steam
boats loaded with Knights Tem
plar early Tuesday morning was
celebrated by "such another"
downiKHir of rain. The Quincy
landed about .r o'clock with about
2'A) passengers, including a hun
dred women. The Dubuque ar
rived at 0:30 with 150 Knights
and ladies from North Missouri
All previous program arrange
ments were broken up by the
rain, so nothing was held except
business sessions by the officers
of the grand commandery at the
Riverview Hotel and the grand
chapter at the Masonic hall. The
parade was postponed till the
afternoon of Wednesday.
The Mountain Grove com
mandery had come in Monday
night, and numbered about thir
ty, including ladies.
By Tuesday afternoon the rain
was all over and the kaleido
scopic aspect of the scenery in
creased. Templar uniforms and
white plumes flitted here and
there in the crowd until the
number might be hundreds or it
might be thousands. In the cool
of the evening the whole popu
lace was drawn to the river,
down through the brilliantly il
luminated streets, to where the
huge steamers Dubuque and
Quincy were "bathing in moon
light." Much has been said in admira
tion of the 1500-pound Templar
emblem and its 750 electric
bulbs, suspended in the form of
an arch across tlte foot of The
mis street, and the praise is ful
ly merited. And the thousands
of bulbs in the dozens of arches
along the main streets, away
out Broadway, and strung about
the large buildings carried the
interest back into the city. Real
ly, the natural situation of Cape
Girardeau is itself a pleasure;
the river harbor, the cleanness
and evident prosperity, the beau
tif ul court-house eminence and
terraces overlooking the water
front, with the grandeur of the
dome-light at night, all these
things are Cape Girardeau's ev-ery-day
distinctions, and the
Templar festivities in addition
made things truly magnificent.
A banquet and ball were held
on the Dubuque Tuesday night,
also a ball in the Elks building,
and the participants managed to
get around to both places.
The Great Provider, as if to
shame the grumblers of the day
before, caused Wednesday to ex
cel all other festal days in beau
ty and fitness. The rain had
made the streets perfect, and
the delightful temperature ex
ceeded all "orders". Seeing the
city was the chief business of
the forenoon, except a business
session at the Normal, at which
it was decided to hold the next
annual meeting in Springfield.
At 2 in the afternoon, the be
lated parade formed and, led by
the Normal band and the noted
Seymour band of St. Louis
(which came with the Tem
plars) , followed the line of march
from the court house around to
Main by way of Independence,
up Broadway, then back by way
of Ellis, Themis, Lorimier, In
dependence and Spanish to the
starting point. The several
hundred Knights, the mounted
police and other officers and the
bands made a very fine and im
. posing sight. The rest of the
afternoon was spent with the
people in the park and else
where. The only serious mishap of the
two days occurred at the begin
ning of the parade, when Emi
nent Commander Sam It. Ste
vens, of the Ascalon Command
ery of St. Louis, was thrown
from his horse and suffered a
Promptly at 6 o'clock Wednes
day evening the steamers Quincy
and Dubuque "weighed anchor"
for the north. To many of us it
was the prettiest, most inspiring
spectacle of all. "Day was dying
in the west," and the lingering
beams across the green knoll of
the park were concentrated full
upon the big white pictures
made by the steamers and their
waving multitudes; a fine breeze
was coming down from the north.
and the strains of various patri
otic melodies, particulary "Dix
ie," brought the yells, while
"The Soldiers' Farewell" and
"Auld Lang Syne" brought the
New Templar Officers.
The officers elected by the
Knights Templar in their ses
sion at the Normal Wednesday
Grand Commander, Willard
Faulkner; Deputy Grand Com
mander. William 'II. Glanoy;
Generalissimo, Isaac II. Hetting
er; Captain-General, Ernest
Fowkers; Senior Warden, Wil
liam K. Davis; Prelate, John II.
Miller; Treasurer, Tandy A.
Dunn; Recorder, Robert F. Stev
enson; Standard Bearer, Herbert
A. Hatfield; Sword Bearei Her
man Mauch; Warden, George
Wright; Instructor, William Y.
Bean; Captain of Guard, John
The New American Floating
The greatest amusement of
the season will be offered to the
people of this vicinity when the
artistic and modern American
Floating Theatre arrives here
Monday, June 3rd.
This is to be one of the great
est seasons in the river amuse
ment competition in the history
of floating theatres. Appreciat
ing this fact in advance, The
Needham Amusement Company
(Inc.), operating the new Ameri
can Floating Theatre, have suc
ceeded in obtaining a play entire
ly new in every detail and wide
ly different from anything here
tofore presented by any floating
theatre and the only comedy
drama ever written around the
most wonderful discovery of the
20th century the Wireless Tele
graph. The play is beautifully costum
ed, taking place as it does in the
Mediteranean Sea, off the Egyp
tian coast. The wireless is at all
times in full view of the audience.
There is a vein of new and up-to-date
comedy running through
out this play to offset the excep
tionally strong and thrilling
climaxes and dramatic pictures.
Plenty of new vaudeville fea
tures are carried this year, so
that there is not one dull moment
while you are on the boat. Ad.
Look for the new American
Floating Theatre on Monday,
Juno 3rd. This is something
you cannot afford to miss, for
aside from this palatial and
artistic theatre loat you will see
a complete wireless telegraph
station in operation,
Preaching ?t the Hippodrome.
Beginning with next Sunday
night, Rev. Frank Y. Camrbell,
pastor of the Fk,t Baptist
Church, will preach each Sunday
evening at the Hippodrome on
Broadway. Arrangements are
being perfected for a large cho
rus choir to be associated with
him. Congregational singing
will be emphasized, with special
music, no doubt, in each service,
both instrumental and vocal.
The Hippodrome has upwards of
a thousand sittings, will be well
lighted, and will be a delightful
place out in God's open to preach
and to hear the gospel. Mr.
Campbell believes in poul-win-ning,
and preaches to this end.
The entire public will be wel
come to these open-air meetings.
The subject of the sermon Sun
day night will be, "Giving, the
Decoration Day was observed
here yesterday by services ac
cording to the following program,
the members of the local Post,
the Ladies Auxiliary and the
Sons of Veterans assembling at
the court house at 2 p. m.
Procession at 2:30: school chil
dren with flags and banners,
band, JustiPostNo. 173, Warren
T. Stewart Camp of the Sons of
Veterans, and citizens. The line
of march was west to Themis to
Fredrick, thence to old cemetery.
At the cemetery were songs
and music by the band. Rev.
J. II. Knehaus spoke the invoca
tion, which was followed by
service by the camp commander
and the reading of John A. Logan
Order No. 11, dated May 5. 1SCS,
then the decoration, the bugle
call, and a salute by a firing
squad. Capt. Harry W. Bridges
read Lincoln's Gettysburg Ad
dress. When you see our large electric
waving flag and hear our new
especially-built calliope, go to
the river and see for yourself
the greatest amusement institu
tion upon the river, the American
Floating Theatre, which will be
at the Cape June 3rd, then attend
the show "Saved by Wireless,"
a costume production of the
largest magnitude ever offered
river patrons, together with the
most refined and entertaining
vaudeville acts ever presented.
Sealed proposals, or bids, will
be received by the undersigned,
for the City Council of the city
of Cape Girardeau, from newspapers-published
in said city,
for doing the city printing of
said city for the period from the
first Monday in June, 1912, Jo
the first Monday in June. 1913,
both said Mondays inclusive.
Said city printing shall be
done in accordance with the pro
visions, stipulations and require
ments of Ordinance No. 990,
approved August 11th, 1911, and
a resolution of said City Council
adopted May Gth, 1912.
Each bidder shall submit with
bid a good and sufficient bond in
double the amount of his proposal,
which proposal shall be for a
lump sum or price for doing the
city printing for the period stat
ed. Bids will be received up to 7
o'clock, P. M.t Juno 3rd. 1912,
and opened at a meeting of the
City Council to be held on said
The city reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
May 8, 1912.
GEO. E. CHAPPELL.
Mrs. Alpha Davis has been
visiting in St. Louis this week.
Mirs Helen Harvey of Kennett
visited Mrs. R. H. Bosse Sunday.
Mrs. W. II. Bartman of Chi
cago is visiting the family of
A. C. Vasterling.
Miss Pauline Graessel, who
has been teaching at Caruthers
ville, is now at home here.
L. W.Morton and family visited
Mrs. D. C. Thompson and family
in Pocahontas last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schuppan
returned Monday frum a visit of
several days in Perry county.
Officer Harry Kage returned
last week from Hot Springs,
Ark., where he spent a three
Prof. A. G. Pickens was last
week elected superintendent of
the Festus schools for the fourth
time. Mr. Pickens i3 a Cape
It is reported that somebody
poisoned a valuable Durham cow
belonging to Mrs. Henley of 130
South Sprigg street on Thursday
night of last week.
The Capaha ball team won in
a game at Puxico last Sunday,
14 to 10. The Cubs got their
first licking at Jackson on the
same day by a score of 8 to 7.
William Ruff died of tubercu
losis in Dallas, Texas, last Sun
day. The body was brought to
the Cape for burial. Mr. Ruff
was a son of the late L. P. Ruff.
Miss Alice Harris of Oran,
who was completing a tour of
this county for the W. C. T. U.,
was the guest of Mrs. Leroy
Moore Monday and spoke that
night at the South Cape Meth
Watch for the arrival of the
American Floating Theatre in
the Cape June 3rd, and see the
first river boat equipped with the
wireless aerial, then go see the
great sensational drama, "Saved
.John B. O'Meara, former lieutenant-governor,
for the Democratic nomination
for state treasurer, was a Herald
visitor Saturday. He was doing
some "tence-building" in this
section, and was directed to The
Herald as Cape Girardeau's Dem
ocratic organ. Now what do
you think of thai?
The court house is now pretty
well protected from the assaults
of the hordes of Scythians and
other barbarions that are likely
to encompass it round about
most any time. Huge guns were
mounted in the park last week
in front and rear. Two ancient
smooth-bores are considered
ample for the west side. Most
danger is apprehended in front,
where two vicious-looking ma
chine guns are prepared te make
serious any attempt to desecrate
that beautiful terrace. The
"fortifications" will prove a very
You will have a comfortable
seat in the new American Float
ing Theatre when you come to
see "Saved by Wireless," which
is most necessary to the enjoy
ment of the play and good music.
The date is Monday, June 3rd.
Rev. Ivan Leo Holt attended
district conference at Portage
ville this week, returning last
Lee Wilson, a former Cape
merchant, has announced his
marriage to Miss Rebecca Pern
pers in Dallas. Texas.
W. S. Harris, a prominent
Knight Templar of St. Louis,
was one of our visitors during
the two big days this week.
J. II. Lar.gston. who is in pur-;
suit of the sherittic nomination. ';
was a Capo visitor from the west
side of the county Wednesday.
J. J. Bartley and family have
returned to the Cape from the j
Panama Canal, where Mr." Bart-i
ley has been employed an an
The contestants in oratory for
the regent's medal at the Nor
mal Monday night were Conway
Ivy, Allison Reppy, A. B. Swan,
Thos. Abbott and J. J. Shy. Ivy
was the winner.
Fred Ristig, of Portland Ore
gon, is here visiting his nephew,
Herman Pape. Mr. Ristig left
here nearly forty years ago, and
spent years in both the California
and Klondike gold fields. This
is his first visit back here.
The big Woodmen celebration
that was set for June 10th in
this city has been postponed till
some time in the fall. The rea
son given is that so many of the
Woodmen of the district, being
farmers, cannot come on account
of the lateness of the season
making their work more impor
tant. Leon Haman and Roy Young,
young sons of William Haman.
the tinner, and a farmer living
near town, were riding a horse
down Broadway, between Pacif
ic and Ellis streets, when a dog
startled the horse and caused
him to fall on the pavement.
The Haman boy suffered a badly
broken leg, and the other, who
was riding behind, was painful
The New and Classy
Operated by THE NEEDHAM AMUSEMENT CO.
( I X CO II PO R AT K 1 )
At the River, Ccpc Girardeau
MONDAY 3UNE 3rd'
PRESENTING A MOST THRILLING COMEDY
DRAMA IN FOUR ELABORATELY
WITH SPECIAL SCENIC AND ELECTRIC EFFECTS
An Entire New Sfiow. Posi
tively the Best on the River.
MANY FEATURE VAUDEVILLE ACTS.
New Faces, Pictures, Songs. See
the First WIRELESS STA
TION Installed on a
Tho river is c!nsttoth? 20-foot
Norman IYmb'Tton is off to
spend the summer in Mississippi.
Mrs. A. E. Haisch left Wednes
day to spend a few weeks with a
daughter in St. Louis.
The employes of the shoe fac
tory are to have a big picnic a
the fair grounds Saturday.
J. O. Wilson, a foreman in the
Republican ilice, resigned and
left Wednesday for St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Crissenden
left by boat Tuesday to spend a
month in St. Louis and Chicago.
Harry Shackelford, who has
been teaching school at Shreve
port. La., is home for the sum
mer. Steamboat excursions are so
common as to be overlooked by
us. Two were given last week,
and the postal clerks will have
theirs next Tuesday night.
Prof. Henry S. Moore, of the
Normal, and Allen Oliver left
this week to spend the summer
in various European countries'.
They expect to see England and
France on bicycles, and to tramp
and climb over Switzerland.
F. A. Sampson, secretary of
the State Historical Society, was
one of the visiting Knights, and,
not forgetting his business, he
called to look over the Herald's
volumes and papers for contri
butions to Missouri history.
Bland Stubblefield and Miss
May Ferrell were married a few
days ago in Cairo. Bland is the
19-year-o!d son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. II. Stubblefield, and the wed
ding was some news to the par
ents on their return from the
bankers' meeting at Joplin last
week. He is connected with the
Cape County Abstract Co. in
Jackson. The bride is a Farm
ington girl, but has been living
at Oran. and was visiting aa
uncle in Charleston when young
Mr. Stubblefield came along and
took her away.