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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERABSOLUTELY CLEAN AND FIT FOR ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO READ Volume XVI CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, APRIL 3, 1914 Number 14 THE TRIBUNE CONTEST WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY EVEN ING, MAY 2, AT 7 O'CLOCK ROBBER SHOT TWO PRETTY. VOTER 0PP0S- HUERTA'S SON I IS REPORTED WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE Trying to Break in Home of Mrs. Selma Hurst and Gets Shot at WOMEN HAVE AWFUL FIGHT ESSCHULZAND THILENIUS TO BE KILLED i Ample Time Left for a New Contestant to Enter the Race or One Who Has Already Entered to Get Busy and Win One of the Big Prizes of the Contest ABOUT FIVE WEEKS A Good Chance for Some Active Person to Pick Up a Couple Thousand Dollars Worth of Real Estate for Just a Little Effort on Their Part THE CONTEST WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 2, AT 7 O'CLOCK. This gives sufficient time for those who enter the contest at this time or even later, if they net right busy, can easily overtake the leaders as they now stand in the ruce. Three reputable anil well-known citizens will be selected to take entire charge of the voting on the last day of the contest and their decision as to the deposition of the valuable little farm and handsome piano, shall be final. A free and clear deed to the farm will be immediately pre sented to the winner upon the de cision of the judges and the piano will also be turned over to the lucky contestant at the same time. i f VIEW TAKEN FROM THE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE 20-ACRE FARM TO HE GIVEN AWAY Where under heavens in ('ape Girardeau county can a person go out and pick up $1,500 or $2,000 worth of property easier than by a little hustling for the next five weeks? We doubt if there is such a chance. We fear that many of our friends do not fully appreciate the big prir.es that the Tribune Publishing Co. are going to give away in their great newspaper subscription contest. . As we have said before it's a big thing and the wide-awake ones arc hustling to the full extent realiz ing that right now is the time to cinch things and even win the valua ble little fatm. The contestants who make it a point to get as many BubBcriptions as possible right now will have a reserve fund that will put them on "easy street" during the strenuous times to come. There is no candidate in the race whose lead cannot be overcome by a few hours' active efforts. Right now is the best time in the whole contest to get started in the great race for the little farm or handsome piano. We can frankly say that wo arc much disappointed in not finding a number of active and progressive young men and ladies in the several towns and on the Rural Routes who have not as yet made much effort to secure one of these grand prizes. There are unusual good chances in ' several localities of Cape Girardeau county to get a lot of subscriptions and win a prize in this great contest. Why not get started today. The contestants are very inactive and there is really unusual good fields to work in. With a tew hours' work any contestant from these localities could easily gain a big lead and with a little energetic work between now and the close of the contest, could cinch the grand prize Whv not start your race and win the big prize? V'c shall wait a few more days for the inactive candidates to get busy and if they do not show some ac tivitv shall be dropped from the contest. Do not blame the contest nmnauor for this action. You have onlv yourself to blame if you do not get into the race and win one of these valuable pri''- We will repeat the Tribune's liberal FOR ACTIVE WORK offer! The grand prize is a fine profitable 20-acrc farm, with rei !ci.c., I urn, chicken house, piggery", fine orchard of peaches, plums, cherries, ' berries, etc. It is along the line of the C. G. & N. IJailroad, about 100 yards from a station, and is just north of the celebrated Capo Girardeau and Jackson gravel road, the best road in the county. It is splendidly located, within sight of 12 families, near churches, schools, and in a good neighborhood. It will nuike a fine situ for a club-house, chicken raising, and general lartuing. in fact it is a pood representative farm and will make a nice home and bring independence to some lucky contestant, to whom a free deed will be presented at the end of this contest. The second or consolation prize is a handsome piano, which any contestant who is fortunate enough to win it, will be proud to own. Without going riimv into detail today we wish to suy: Figure it out yourself and see if you wouldn't be making pretty good money if you devoted your WHOLE lime to securing subscriptions from now on until the close of the contest. Now think seriously. llatln t you belter enter the contest, send for the necessary printing matter anil go right to work; or if you arc already a contestant, hadn't you better get busy now and start right in to win Go right after a year or more subscriptions. Remember, if you have a friend, who is already a sub scriber, get him to renew for year or two more. ihc count is just as great. Hut the best way is to go right after new business Everyone is going to get their money's worth by subscribing for The Tribune. We have improvements under con temptation that will make the Tri bune the best paper in Southeast Missouri. We have come right here to stay and will give the people of Cape Girardeau county an up-to-date progressive newspaper. We want your patronage and you need us now and in years to come. We are on the homestretch and the suspense as to when the contest will end has been relieved Saturday, May 2d, at 7 o'clock in the evening is the date. While it seems sometime yet before the gong rings and the verdict will be announced by the three disinterested judges as to who will be the fortunate ones to receive the valuable little farm and handsome piano, the contestants who are inter ested will find the time is just like going on a pleasant vacation it will all pass too soon. You cannot tell what the ''other fellow" is going to do in the race. Every member of the contest must have enough votes to be sure in his or her own mind and in the mind of unbiased friends that he has enough votes himself to win. This applies to every contestant, and not only those high in the race. Since the coupon running in each WORKING AT BASEMENT Burglar Fell, But Regained Foot ing and Escaped Before Ar rival of Officers A daring attempt of a robber to enter the home of Mrs. Selma Hirseh was thwarted Tuesday night at about 12 o'clock, when ho was dicovcred trying to effect an entrance nt the door of the basement. Mrs. Hirseh heard the noise and when she raised the window abovp, the marauder became frightened and started to run. Her son Emil Hirseh had in the meantime procured a shot gun and appeared at the window in time to fire at the fleeing robber when he was but a short distance away. He evidently hit the mark as the man fell at the report of the gun, and seemed to encounter con siderable difficulty in getting to his feet. However, by the time outside help had arrived the burglar had disappeared, and the policeman who came in response to the telephone call of Mrs. Hirseh, could find no race of him. Neighbors heard the report of the gun and gathered in urge numbers. Mrs. Hirseh lives at 1427 Williams treet anil this is the second time that she has had to contend with housebreakers, which fact can be accounted for perhaps by the palatial home being conspicuous on account of its being removed from the densely populated section, and being occupied by a widow with no other protection than that offered by her young children. Perhaps the fact that Emil has developed into a young man who is able and not afraid to shoot will serve to slow up the operation of the fiends who have persistently annoved this good woman lor so long. For years some evil minded wretch has terrorized her by leaving anonymous letters of a threatening nature about the premises at night, and it is suppposed that the same party is the one responsible for the attempted robbery. issue ot the tribune lias iocn dis continued, the workers have been concentrating their endeavors for sub scriptions and renewals of both tin Daily and Weekly Tribune. Nor have their effort been wholly in vain. .Now yearly subscriptions nave been coming in rapidly. The spcet; limit will be broken to smithereens soon. The entry list still stands open for new contestants. There is room for several, if they arc hustlers, even at this point in the race. We give fair notice now that the lid will soon be clamped on, and then it will be too late to enter. Don't blame us after the contest is over. We have given all our friends a fair not ire It has been said that ever ymon has at least one chance to get in dependence in a lifetime Yours may come by entering this contest, or i a contestant, 'by getting busy now and you may be swimming in th full tide of fortune in a very short time. We feel, however, that every mem ber of this contest who is at all in terested in winning one of these val uablc prizes, will tighten his belt another notch and tear into his com petitor, in friendly competition, as never before. There will be some tall hustling soon. Take our word for it. The slogan of this great Tribune newspaper subscription contest from now on should be, "Be a live wire and you won't get stepped on." Paste that in your hat where you can sec it every day. If you work like a beaver, success is yours Gj after the big subscriptions a year or more and land them Tint's what brings in tho big votes and will soon place you ahead of th pioccssion. Send in the new names daily. "Nuf Sed." once more wc want to say to con tcstant. Work for the next fiv Veeks for this grand little farm on it will work for you the rest of you life. (Continued on page 7) Result of Old Time Love Affair in Which Victor Again Proves Supremacy poundedandTicked Separated by Onlookers Victor Gives Parting Kick AlmostSend ing Victim Into Dreamland 1 hat section of the L-ity win-re Lorimier and Good Hope intersect, ordinarily presents a scene of peace fulness and quiet never interrupted by anything more exciting than the buzzing of au automobiic, but un expected conditions have ariitn which change the entire aspect. What was once known as a tranquil residence section has been transformed into a bloody battlefield. No doubt if n Burns detective were to visit the scene of struggle his efforts would be rewarded bv numerous clues and cvi- ences of conflict in the way of isps of hair, patches of cuticle, hreds of dainty feminio wearing apparell, and if a dictaphone had been installed within a block of said sudden activities, the screeches and screams recorded would perhaps com pare favorably with the music of an orchestra of saw filers working in accompaniment to the harmonious melody emanating from a cat fight. It was not a cat fight, however t was a rough and tumble, tooth and oc nail physical encounter between wo pretty young women. And from reports received, it would seem that he misunderstanding so forcibly irought out, was the culmination of love affair in which the victor for he affections of the coveted young man again proven ner supremacy by, routing the old time rival in est of strength. The participants in the gladiatorial vent were Mrs. Heredine Sniallwootl, ormerlv Miss Gill, and Miss Grace Mobrey. Mrs. Smallwood and her husband returned Tuesday morning from Port land, Ore., and are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harney Gill, the parents of Mrs. Smallwood. Miss Mobrey is un employe at the shoe factory and lives near 013 Morgan Oak street. It seems that the enmity existing ictween them had its origin several years ago when Mr. Smallwood was paying attention to both, prior t the time that he made his selection and married Miss Gill. Immediate' ly after tbeir marriage about a year . , , ago the young coupie leu aim neve returned until recently. During all this time it seems that Miss Mobrey had nursed a feeling of resentment against her old time rival, and it is said that she had from time to time expressed a determination to adminis' ter a threshing to her successful com petitor at the first opportunity. They met at about five o clock Tuesday afternoon and but little time was wasted in passing words Miss Mobrey threw Mrs. Smallwood to the ground, but was quickly turned under and made the recipient of many scratches and thumps before passersby ended the struggle by pull ing the plucky little married woman off of her vanquished victim. I her anger and excitement, it is said she delivered a vicious kick on the head of the defeated young woman they were taking her away her way. Mrs. Smallwood suffered no injury as a result of the trouble. but it is said that Miss Mobrey was quite seriously hurt, and was con vcyed to her home in automobile by Arthur Wielputz and Harvey Harper. THE SCHOOL BOARD QUESTION Tho letters being published in the Tribune, pertaining to school board affairs will no doubt require answers, as they bring matters to the atten tion of the public ain sucha ninncr as to demand reply. The columns of tho Tribune are open to the discus sion of Tax Payer and Citizen, are ni'enrdcd sniico in the Tribune for that purpose. . Practiced Without License. Chicago, April 1. Dewiu n. "itben he dropped dead." testlflTd Jnck den. who has practiced law in Chicago -gpear8 at the Inquest over tho body for the last six years, was uisoarmu when it was learned that lie iiainever rn aamuiea 10 ihh uai. Not Pleased With Manner in Which Candidates Were Selected OTHER MEN ARE ELIGIBLE Expresses Belief That Other Men are Eligible to Oppose Choice of Mass Meeting EDITOR TllllUNi:: I have been reading the several articles in your paper relative to our public schools and if the workings of the board have been ami are such as these articles would lead us to believe, and which have not been isnuted. it is liuih time that we oters "sit up and take notice. Do not think any man ought to b on the school board who wouni ic so unscrupulous; to use the office o further the financial interests of himself and members of his family. n so doing he loses sight of tin mblic trust conferred upon him by he people of the district. Of course it might be said that it is now too late to get out any oilier andidates to run against Dr. Sehnltz and Mr. Thilenius, but will the voters sit idly by and be content to support every man for school director win tniuht be tiushed forward ami nomi nated at a mass n ting lead by Huberts of the Normal and Hill Flelitge, Ruler of the postolliee and custodian of the Federal building? Is it the power of a mass meeting t lictate who shall ami shall not lie andidates for an important public ifliee? The fact that candidates art nominated at a mass meeting attended by not more than one hundred voters lues not bar other good men from coming lorwarn .ami oncring uicu valuable time for the best interests of the district. VOTKK. . i it . In view of the fact that "luring the coming term of the school hoard there is to be a great amount of building done, in which the expendi ture of large sums of the people's money will be entailed, the voters should not overlook the necessity of having a member who is not only qualified but disposed to look after the work closely and in fact see that every contracted tletail is attended to minutely. If there is no such man on the board ami none have yet an nounced their candidacy, it is the luty of the people to get busy ami sec. to it that such a man is entered in the race and is elected. It has been suggested that no man is better qualified for that specific work than is Dr. W. C. Patton, ami as to gen eral qualifications it would be hard to find a better man if he could be prevailed upon to make the race. The letter from "Voter" in today's issue, voices some more dissenting senitment on the school board pro. position. The columns of the Tribune are open to all interested parties or factions in the discussion of the mat ter, and the only interest that the Tribune takes in the matter is the desire that men of the highest effi ciency be selected to fill these import ant positions. GETS HIS ARM BROKEN James Poe Falls From Bicycle With Re sults Stated Above James, the 14-year-old son of Walter Poe, who lives at the corner of Frederick street and Jefferson aven ue, met with a serious accident Tues day afternoon at about 3:30 o clock Young Poe and another boy named Bowman were both riding on one bicvele along Sprigg street, near St. Mary's school, when for some reason they lost their balance and fell to the paved Btrcet. Poe 8 arm was broken, and he was taken to his home where he received attention from Doctors Walker and Williams. Young Bowman, who is the son of a widow lady living on South Fred erick street, opposite the Hoth tobac co Factory, was not injured. Eat Dog Heart; Falls Dead. Chicago, April 1. "We killed Aog and trWi hIa heart an(1 ate ,t; j,ed Voeter ' Death from heart troubia," reported the coroner' Jury, Federal Commander Also Went Insane While Fight ing Trenches ARMISTICE IS DECLARED British ConsulatTorreonMissing was Emissary From ilia Asking City's Surrender tWNP News Hrrvli-e.) Juarez, Mexico. April 1. Heportii that an armistice Is In etfect between. Mexican federals and rebels at Tor- reon, In order that Gen. Jose Kefuglo Velasoo, federal commander, way treat for the surrender of the city to Oen. Francisco Villa, were virtually confirmed by officers close to Gen. Venustlnno Carranza, first chief ol the Mexican revolution. It was Impossible to learn from Car ranza himself whether the report was true, but It was stated on high author ity that he had received news to that effect from Villa, who had put the. whole matter up to his chief antt caused a cessation of hostilities while awaiting the reply. Carranza Is said to have replied to this message, but whnt course he outlined Is not known.. General Ooet Insane. Gen. Velasco, federal commander at Torreon, went Insane while raging up and down the trenches at Gomez Pa ine to during one of the seven assaults made by the constitutionalists, before that stronghold was lakeu, according to Robert Dormnii, staff photographer of nil Kl Paso newspaper, w ho reached Kl Paso direct from the battlefield. Federal soldiers were compelled to overpower their chief and lock him In a room In a hotel until he had re covered his senses. It was Velapeo's absence from the firing line whb-h caused the circula tion of rumors that he had been slain in hattlo. Ills bravery wiib marked y everyone nt the front and ultimate ly his death whs looked for by every one who relieved ins courage an un necessary expoi-iirc to the fire of the nemy. Col. Vlctorlono Huerta, son of the Mexican dictator, was killed In the rendu s at Gomez Palaclo tn one of tho earlier attacks, according to fed ral prisoners taken, by Villa. Col. Huerta hnd displayed marked valor, they declared. There is considerable apprehension here over tho safety of Flrltlsh Consul Cummlngs of Torreon, who, Dorman scyB, was sent to Torreon by ilia to ask Velasco to surrender the city. His failure to return before Dorman left had caused a rumor that Velasco had executed him for coming with such a communication. This report was wide ly credited In the rebel camp, Dorman said. OLD ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE NO FAIR Figuring on Selling Grounds in Time for I'urcnaser to iioia Fair if Desired THE CITY TO BUY PARK Losses of Previous Years Causes Directors to Abandon the Fair For 1914 There was a meeting of the direc tors of tho fair association, held Tuesday afternoon in the First Na tional Bank Building. Steps were taken to dissolve the old Far Asso ciation with a view of disposing of tho fair grounds to the city for a park, and fair ground purposes if desired. It was concluded that the old asso ciation would not hold a fair in 1914, having lost so much money in pre vious years and not wishing to incur further liability to the detriment ami loss of the stockholders. If the city decides to purchase, the deal could easily be consummated by the first of June, thereby giving plenty of time for tho new owners to hold tt fair if they so desire. They also concluded that in case the sale was not affected, the Commercial (,'lub or any other organization so inclined, could secure the grounds fur tho purpose of holding the fair at a nominal figure.