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THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD
WOMAN IS AS-SAULTEDBYUN-KNOWN FIEND RUNAWAYBOY FROM SIKESTON CAPTURED HERE PRISONERS IN CITY JAIL START MUTINY SKELETON OF GIANT FOUND BY BLASTING MAN SLUGGED AND IS LEFT UNCONSCIOUS FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH UNLUCKY DAY Cotton Beit Freight Train Runs Down and Kills Negro Near Delta. Grew Tired of Home Life and Decided to Travel Around on Own Hook MOST STARVED TO DEATH Father I Ihum 1 That h- Would Coim to ( a;:, anil Tal.e I"rrin YouiuMit Home M. !,.!.. i i!!.. r 'harl- I 'c! ill'" t, ov i I he Slki 1 .1. I. ll,. I, in Li,..- r ill I 1 a n i t It ll:,- I" k fr.iin ii. i . 1 1 ( . Ml ml., Mk i I' I l iv :i V It -jllYi till 1 1. ..f the t.'ti I,.,, I ei-tcliee eotlfilli-s mil iiii'l vv it limit Id tniil ! the til I"- 1 1. 1 -1 Ml mill had com fate til' ,. fiuiiily n--i-iiii M..-I nf the II ; II. ! 'In -111 ll llall'oW tll'l"! tn get rid'- . .-. t t I . II-, (it II lltt Lunch m Ti while pt iin-il nt Lilhotirn :i ! 1 I i t timed imsi'iii- pan-n'-, I ut Roy fortunate cliollth tn il'iilui I lim it H -. :iinl j i --i 1 I tu Ii t heir was un til" an- walk tn thi- I'lm Hi- -l:ili-'l that 111' lift ) l 1 1 1 1 - I li.lay ali'l lliat In- li.nl eaten nothing since lliat tiini' l.iit a niekle's worth of cookies. Hi- i- a bright :i 1 1 1 :! r nig III r l- lellow, ali'l sot-ined thoroughly tired of adventure ali'l expressed an aiiMi-ty to return Inum-. Hi' vva given a good, warm dinner, ami a comfortable l.i-'l avvaitril him after hi' had eaten. He was 1 horough ly I in-. I mil, ami was liailly scared. Ilr slept in a wagon Saturday night, near tin' City Laundry ami on Friday tiilit he staled that III' slept in a straw stack ami came mar freezing. His parents wrri' almost frantic iili'iul hiin, ami, when advised by Chief Nirliols over the long distance telephone, that their liny was being (let Hiiicit lure, the eliler Pack request -nl that he he given all necessary attention until he could arrive Muti day mi ir ii i ii k when he vvoulil take the little iroi 1 i (till liaek liolne with him. BURGLARS ENTER BUSI NESS HOUSE The Junk Establishment of K. Kuehmann & Co., is Filtered. BURGLARS LEAVE NO CLEW Keys Willi W hich the Door Was Opened Were Left Fying on the Floor. met ill,) il ui'da v liighl the es 1 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 1 A ('o.. il.l iiinnt i I i: junk dealers at hlicct, was inter, inoticv - and i In i of s:;i',..",ii was -i, the I 1 1 1 1 , 1 1 n li Ma- t.f k.V- Whirl, tl ::n North Main by ii to t .r and ' amount l.-n. T opcniil door to mi alls in their e outer bll-llie.-- iil the b I- thieves (loor. T pi n when evening. hurry had' i close, inner how i -It ii tli or Was I, It Sat u l'i lay door was loi kl il. The fill r the liialail'l Tated ill .-oliic of the ilcposi- r failed to l.ii its as t vav an, - lock Was , the content lory were removed. The ti:i', of one check given Keller, for r.'.:,ll and ca amount of SJ I on. The culprits are slill at the police have no clue a idetititv. oot con by Nora i to the large and to their LONG ABSENT, RETURNS Traveled Over tO.OO Miles, Seeing Muny Different Countries Pern Pctirman who is visiting Lis home folks in Jackson after a long absence, was in the Cape Sunday greeting his old friends. Pern states thut in his eight years away from Cape County he has travelled ex tensively. He says that his journey covers some 1(1,(100 miles and has taken him through the states of J-'equador and I'ruguay in South America; and that he continued hii travels through Japan, New calami, rhillipino islands and Australia. He is very favorably impressed with Australia, and expresses his dctcrmi ntition to inp.ke that his future home, ami will lcavo for Sidney about the middle of July. Drunken Prisoners Threaten Immense Form Thrown High When Officer Attempts to j in Air Lights Feet Fore Segregate Them. . j most on Rocks THREATENS TO SHOOT I'eli ! (.;:! Talc Cotr.niand and lii'Miim' (.'i.lrtid V i'liout Need ol Ilfsartinii ( Yioknie. I Mi I. .ii-:. ii,-. I I. .- .-, I .-u,i tin- I tl, ,.l. III! lit . . o i 1 1 i 1 1 ,'. l! burly limit ill n In. is t !..' Ill"- I" , IT T:il!i v i I III. r. - ill tl,' Ii ariiig I" :::-!v . t '. - vv In. M i,f robbing concluded ,M i,n III. I' IT til. Ill In n tli- i l iui' it l.iil'i'iiiTi III he a ?i I'arat.' 'It: ..ill -I n,i i i-il. .1 to earry it one of tin- itnl'ii- 'loai heil I. mi ill a tii?- piling itit" l td uti'l gentlemen a 1 1. Ii nl i i.ilig I; . :i It 1. 1 I 'I'll, I lulu to slalld I lie i l.ii I or-a.tir-t the wall, o. AIm nit that ami l,i' sulkily iliil so, liini' aliotlirr of the got on liis feet ali'l ili il,atir terms tliat no lninkeii trio laleil ill ein olilers uiveli would In' olicyed, or wolils to that elicit. Ileali.im: that eomlitions were licrolnitm eritiial ami that iroinit ami decisive action was necessary, the chief iiifoi'iiicil the tuilnilcnt one that Ulilcss he ilesistnl in his surly ami ilisor.lcrly manifestations he wonhl puiiet nre his anatomy in such a fashion as to reiliice luin tn a Mate of calm ruictuilc that woulil remain with him for all time. It was not necessary t" repeat the coinmaml, for the l,in luilly was m.t too drunk to know- that the words were spoken from the heart, and he dropped to the floor and remained there as inert us if the threat had hcen rarried out dv the othcer. GREATER ENROLLMENT Over 1100 Now F.nrolled in Cape Normal More Coming A new the last line increase in the mimlier of students CJT.'.I per cent.) over first day of the Spring term year was recorded March 10th the opening of the Spring term at of the Normal School, of new- students enroll The number 1 was lift v- five, as compared with forty-three new ones the preceedinn year. This increases the total enrollment to ove r I Kill now, w hich is aliout 100 more than this time last year, ami insures a total eiirollemtnt of about I :!00 for the present year. New students are comiim in every day for approved work for teachers and for regular Normal School credit. The number of new students liy nulli ties is as follows: Stoddard, 7; tint lor, V; Iron, "i; Perry, I; Carter, ii; St. Louis, :t; Wayne, '. Shannon,'.'; St. I'raneois, ''; Uipley, 'J; Keynolds, 1; franklin. I; Pay, i; Callaway. 1; Lewis, I; Pemiscot, I; Cape ( iirar- leaii, 10. KlMOUfl) IN LONDON THAT ASOI'ITH WML HKSK;N. London, March Ili. The persis- j ti nt Minors that Premier Asipiith liApccts to resign as a result of the ! Irish Home Pule Turmoil, have ! 'Ai-iti-d considerable iuti-rc-t. It is 1 1''' opinion of iii.-m.v that the noted stale-man has seii d I Lis opportuni ty a- an excuse for resigning that he may fr. e hiin-elf from the annoyance he ha- siil'leied at the hands of the suit rag, t tcs. The per-istonc y of the llillil ;, lit - have rall-cl him no small amount of worry, ami lie is doubtless gi.-itiliiil for an excuse to drop out of . nl, In- life without making an ad-mis-ion of the true basis for his actio!-,. . la the last few years he has not only suffered bodily injury, but has also sustained heavy losses of valua ble property because of the stand he has maintained toward the de mands of the aggrieved women. P.HHONP.ors STATKMKNT ( OUKKCTKI). On I'cbruary 40th there appeared in The Cape Weekly Tribune an article tiiilioiincing that a farmer by the name of Samuel Abcrnathy, living near Lccnion, 35 miles North of the Capt1 had mysteriously disappeared, The article was beaded ns follows: "1AUMKU DKSKKTS FAMILY". Since the publication of said article the Tribune has learned (hat the re port was incorrert in every essential particular, autl that the party con tributing the item was no doubt badly misinformed. John Jenkins of Jackson stopped over in the Cape Tuesday morning on his return from a business trip to St. Louis. He stopped at the Prescutt. WEIRD GRINNING FIGURE! I'uili incnt Increased When Two Uoclics Arise to Surface anil Float Across River linai-y i 'he iimi-;.,!' A in i-iiiri v; unusual .'iihI estiaor III- III I 1 .1. Ill it il ii wit k of illlj'loV I II. I lit III. 1; t In II.. I, t In lit l!,i I'l i. Lht di pot h:i -1 ecu ii pit t.d. It is said that one if tic lila-t- sit oil in the rocky l.ai.k I. vi all d I In- -ki Ii toll of a Ii. an of I'ltitiat utal piop.rt imis and mammoth I'ran i' ; and notwithstanding the fact that the ili.pi Ins pveli I'V the epl.-.-i"U was .-iithcii nt to s.-nd the inum tise piimiiin stnictuic of rattlitiK Imne- hii.li into the air. the nhastiv form aliylitcl and stood in that pos ( lal si coliils. I inally, by invisible support, gently fall backward, a perfectly ri'id eolid last when ill a position hum li-ti hiun at ins eros um aiiny ami , feet forcini t it ion for sev-! as if aided it liegiiti In, maintaining 1 Hi, .ii, and at ; of repose the scd t hcyisclvi s j with as inucli correct ncs as if the operation had hei-ii performed hy the tender hands of a ininistcrinu friend. To add to the wcirdness of the occasion. the bewildered onlookers had scarcely linn1 to collect their senses when the excitement developed on the river bank. It seems that the concussion that had produced such Uliaccouiitalile developments on the elilT had at the same time caused two human forms to rise to the surface of the water, and after mak iti(! numerous short circles as if rauyht in an eddy, the two inanimate bodies instead of floating down the current sped directly east toward the Illinois shore. Two venturesome yoniijj men quickly .secured a kilT and started in pursuit. .lust as they were in the act of applying ii lonu jiral) hood to one of the floating olijects, lioth sank nnd never re-appeared. When thr ainaxed gathering re turned to the scene of the first enact ment they discovered that the liotiy form had yielded to atmospheric evposuri1 and had completely disin tegrated, having nothing b ,t a small collection of powdered lime to mark the record of the mysterious relict1 of prehistoric time. RARE TREAT AT NORMAL TONIGHT Two Play s of Unquestioned Quality to be Presented by the Dra matic 1 lub BIG AUDIENCE MERITED Opportunity Offered to Show Lov ers to Yitness a Classy and Instructive Performance The two plays to be given at ihe Normal this evening, by the Ilramalic Club, "The Turn of the Load" a serious comedy, by Rutherford Mayne and "The Mouse Trap" a farce, by W. V. How lis, pi'olni-o to afford an entertainment rarely enjoyed by the amusement loving public of Cape ( iirarileail. "The Turn of the Hoad" is a play of intense feeling, full of pathos, yet at times you will hold your sides to keep them from splitting with laughter. The author has put his conception of the fnglish Pcasentry into this play and as critics say he represents these simple people as true to Hie as they can he made on the stage. "The Mouse-Trap," is a farce that was given at the Normal several years ago, and as it was received with ho much applause t lie Drama tic Club decided to present it again. You will laugh laugh and then you will laugh again. It would be well to tell what lht' Dramatic Club stands for. It was organized in the fall term of the Normal, 1013, by certain members of the faculty, assisted by a few students, for the purpose of bringing the dramatic, work of the Normal up to the highest possible standard. Thus having a better class of plays and the best dramatic talent of Ihe Normal to perform. It is safe in say ing that you will regret it if you do not go. Miss Lena Ilarcnhcrg of Jackson came over on the C. G. & N. Tues- day looking after her interests in this city. Miss Harenbcrg owns real estate in the Cape, and feels inter - ested in the growth of Greater Cape Girardeau. Officer Ilulson Called and Vic lim Aroused Sufficiently lo (live Name ASSAILANT is UNKNOWN i 1 (Junrrtl Two ."Men Were Seen in Near Place Where I nconscioiis Man Was Discovered I Saturday tiiuht at o'cloi k :. yoiiri man Vv'alii-i Mil onniik anoiit nine , . . I'V t he name . rlis found lv- , .ii- comlit ion : 1 1 1 in an iincnsi i m ar t he nu ii. r of I iood Hope all Pacific streets. Ho In, re the mark of liavint.' hi i n t he ict ini of I 1 a i stiii)nle of -..tin- sort as his el wire ill a hadly dUol'dcled i Iimi and his facial Apn .-i-ii.n soiticwhat maireil and l.ruiscl . i it lies : .. I nidi- j was ; "e- . . I - idi having an ugly cut over eve. lie was discovered by residents j of the vicinity, w ho llutson. After some notilicil Olliccr Hurt the olliccr succeeded in reviving him sufficiently to ascertain his name and address, but he was too il.i.i-d to olTer any explanation of his plight. He was assisted to his home, where an at- tempt w as made to rouse his parents, but they manifested a feeling of un concern in the matter and refused to get out of Led or offer any sug gestion as to the disposition to be made of the unfortunate boy. Mr. llutson forced the door open, took the victim inside, ami there left him to the tinder mercies of his apparent ly unfeeling home folks. A few minutes after the olliccr returned to his beat a young man known us Hutch lwin advised him that while passing the comer of Pcnton and (iood Hope a short time before, he had seen two men who were engaged in a Litter quarrel). nnd one of them answered the tie script ion of McC'orniick, although he knew neither of the parties. Mr. Dierson also stated that he heard loud and threatening language out on tin1 street near where MeCor inick was lying, u few minutes be fore he was discovered. At this time the officers are unalile to find any clue of the party with whom lie was supposed to have the diflicultv. NORMAL ENTERTAINS Students Acquit Themselves in a Must Creditable Fashion Last night in the Normal School Auditorium, the Dramatic Club made its second appearance before a Cape (iirarileail audience. The members of the club showed marked improve ment in the interpretation and pre sentation of piays. The program consisted of a curtain raiser, "The Mouse Trap" by Y. I). Howells. and a peasant plav "The Turn of the Hoad" by Rutherford Mayne. Pc tweeii the plays Mr. Alvin llanies delighted the audience with two trom bone solos. Th" cas of the plavs were well chosen, and were as follows: Tilt: MOISK TRAP. Mrs. Sinners Mr. Campbell Mrs. Miller Mrs. Curvvin Mrs. Peinis Mr.-. Roberts Jane, the Mai Time The Scene The l'lorenec Reif Lawrence Morton icorgia Sharpe Mary Ivy Watheua Ranncy r.dith Roberts 1 I m.abct ll ( iraliger Pie.-ent. Drawing Room of Mrs. Sinners. THE Tl'HN OF THE HOAD. William John Granahan A Farmer Walter Saupe.. Mrs. (iranahan His wife Ilunice Ilindman Kllen their daughter... Lucille Kingo Samuel James, and Robbie John, Sons of Mr. and Mrs. Granahan Lyman Sides nnd Joe Matthews John Graeme, A farmer interested in Temperance James Hubert son Jane His daughter Allenc Wilson Tramp Fiddler Lowell Lane Tom Taylor Manager of n Cream ery rthur Urown.. Grandfather Grannhanlruhcr Henfrow Time The present Scent! Kitchen of the Granahan home. Mr, Lawrence Morton deserves special mention in handling the char - ncter of the only man amidst a mini - her of women, 'all frightened at the "Idea of a mouse." In the longer plav, the Misses Hind- man, Hmgo and ilson were espec - ially good in their interpretation, as were ulso Messrs Joe Matthews and James Robertson. Many in the audience would willingly have seen the triumphant return of Robbie ' John, but the artistic ending of the Author left all with it desire to see more plays of this kind. taZ. I n. Vrl lL 8 aml Lur. ? rom ,)cPot bMan WH1PS HER ASSA1LANT Brought Hack to Depot W here She ..m:iinerl I nlil Fnmilv I'niiM He Located Saturday nilit a lady uivinn her name as '"' She w as Mrs. Snider arriveil in the the train from St. Louis, a sii-.niL.cr in the town, and came to i-it tier mother and brother, named ( iol.l.-liy . lUliccr Kane wa nt the depot when she arrived, ami not knowing the people for whom !. - was Imikinn, the ofliccr asked to remain in the depot while he i e.-t latci hell he let III lied to hi-,tl. depot he found that the ladv ,a, ir, and someone advised him that she left in comnanv with a man W ho had aniiroached her while she was waiting. Mr. Kane ascertained the direction in which they had gone, and suspecting that all was not right, he walked up towards the shot1 fac tory looking for them. When lie had gotten in the neighborhood of the car bains, lie met Mrs. Snider running Lack toward town, carrying her suit case. She was very much excited, and she told the ofliccr that tin man with whom she had licen walk ing came to her ill the depot and informed tier that he knew where her people lived ami offered to es cort her to their home. She started with him ami when they had gotten near the shoe factory, lie advised her lie didn't know anything about the (ioldsbys, nnd with that at tempted to assault her. She fought him vigorously and after striking him a hard Mow in the face succeded in disengaging herself from the fiend from whom she ran away. She went back to the depot with the officer, who later succcdeed in locating her family living in the Gale Addition, where she was with an escort provided by obliging officer. sent the TEAM MADLY RUNSTHROUGH BUSY SECTION Delivery Horses Make Mad Race for beveral Blocks Without Driver WERE STOPPED BY MAIL Hung l'p on Mail Box Near Con' vent Corner Held Helpless Till Owner Arrived A team belonging to Andy Prown the Feed Store man in Haarig, disported itself in such fashion Tues day morning as to create excitement, wonder and worry on the part of onlookers, drivers ami pedestrians. They became firghtencd from some unknown source and the more they thought about it the greater they felt Ihe necessity of getting away from the terrifying cause. They hastened tlown the alley past the store, turned west at (iood Hope and endeavored to beat the record from that point to Sprigg a half block west. In an endeavor lo ex pedite matters Ihev tlrcw too closely to the inside curb in order to make the southward turn in the least possible tini.e but, failing to precisely calculate their measurements, they collided with an innocent delivery wagon belonging to Henry Xus.sb.-unn, upon which was inflicted considera ble damage in the way of broken shafts and sprung axels. After over coming said trilling obstacle they continued their mad pace tlown Sprigg to Morgan-Oak thence south ward with great haste to Spanish where they turned North with the evident purpose of invading Ihe peace- ful settlement known as the tlown Mown district. They were thwarted I by Federal authorities at the. Comer I of Good Hope and Spanish swhen they ' hung up on a United States Mail box, which held them in a state of suppression until their owner made his appearanco and persuaded the.ui io go noi.ie wun damage was done. him. No serious William Lightner r well known and popular citizen of McClure, III., came over to the Cape Tuesday in the transaction of business. He was a guest at Scott's. HEAD SEVERED FROM BODY Had IJeen to Delta to Buy Sup plies lor trading l amp and on Returning Was Killed. Friday the l: ih proved a hoodoo on the const ruction The negro who is lo a fori man gang at I'elta. known as "R Red" by his f.llovv run down and killed P. It freight train Last lie was carrying seven him and si of them workmen was y a Cotton Friday night. hickiTis with crossed the (.rent Divide with their owner. 1 lie negro lia.l lelt camp that evening and gone into Delta to purchase some provisions, and it is supposed that his failure to note the approach of the train was due to his being intoxicated. His head was toinpletely severed from his body as Ms also one foot-. An in tiiest was held at the scene of the accident and the remains were buried by the side of the railroad track near where the unfortunate man met his death. POLICE FORCE ACTIVE SAT URDAY NIGHT Raid Resorts and Haillnmates Into Police Court For Interrogation OFFENDERS ARE ARRESTED Henry Mertens and Mrs. Mary Wood Give Hond lor Appear ance and are Released Saturday night at about eleven o'clock u large number of the police force quietly approached and sur rounded the premises known as the Merten Hotel at the Comer of Proadway and Sprigg streets. Some of the odicers entered the building while others remained on tin1 outside for the purpose of intercepting any of the occupants who might attempt to make their escape. The proprietor Henry Mertens, was arrested. If the place had been used for immoral purposes, the offenders had evident ly been surprised of the approaching raid as no evidence of any wrong tloing was visible. The place was tenanted by the Camden family, of whom S. J. Caiuilen, Will Cam den and wife, and Miss Ethel Cam den were required to report to the Police Station Sunday morning where they were questioned by Prosecut ing Attorney Henry Caruthers ami Chief of Police Nichols. They wire released with the understanding that they would appear as witnesses when the lime for trail arrived. In her interview with Chief Nichols, Mi.-s Ethel Camden, a girl apparently 1,") or Ili years of age, made some statements concerning the proprie tor, Henry Mcllens, that were tpiite damaging in their character. The Woods building was a!:-) raided about an hour later in the evening and no evidence of miscon duct was obtained. Mrs. Woods was arrested and gave bond for her appearance in Judge Willcr's court on Saturday March '.'1st. Mr. Mer tens also gave bond for his appear ance on the same tlate. GIRL, TIRED AND HUNGRY, FALLS IN FAINT ON STREET. She was dressed in n dark, shabby though neat coat, and u little black sailor hat, surrounding a pretty, girlish face. Suddenly she swayed and would have fallen to the sidewalk had not a passerby caught and held her small form in his strong arms and then led her into the drug store, before which she had fainted. 'I'm all right now, thank you," she said in a weak voice. "Every thing went black for a moment. I guess I walked too far this morning. I was on my way to the typewriter exchange. It was such a pretty morn ing, and I bo wanted to get the fresh air. I guess I maybe I needed break but I'm all right now, thank you. Maybe, I will get a place today. And the man left her seated in a chair in the drug store, wondering wKpThcf'Bh'c-had had any breakfast or carfare. Then his thoughts went back to his office, to which he hurried, for ho .was a busy man. Times.