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THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD AM) CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
?REE--A Ticket to the Cape County Fair FREE Every person subscribing to the Daily Tribune for three months, $1.00, or to the Weekly Tri bune for one year, $1.00, will be given a TICKET to the FAIR. By. taking advantage of this bar gain, you save one-fourth of the regular cost of the paper. Everybody is going to the Fair and you ought to go along. It is going to be the biggest event of its kind Cape Girardeau County has held in many years. You must go to, the Fair and you ought to read the the Tribune. You can do both for $1.00. Address all communications to CAPE GIRARDEAU SLAYER SUSPECT ORDERED TO JAIL Curley Smith, Unable to Fur nish $5,000 Dond, Locked ! Up In Jackson. ! DENIES HE SLEW STOUT Clings to Story Despite druelling Examination By Prosecutor Caruthers. Amid the angry muttering.s of a restless crowd of spectators, Curie;. Smith, the negro who is charged with having murdered Ira Stout at the cor ner of Good Hope and Fountain street, early Sunday morning, was given his preliminary hearing yester day afternoon before Justice W. H. Wilier, and remanded to the Jackson jail In default of the required bond of $5000. The trial was held in the court house and was attended by several hundred people some of whom were interested in the outcome, and others merely curious to get a glimpse of the accused negro. The defendant appeared without an attorney, and made a complete denial of having any connection with the killing. He was brought into the court room by Sheriff Summers, securely hand cuffed and closely guarded. He appeared to be frightened and at times his ebony features took on an ashy pallor. In spite of the fact that he was pos itively identified as the person ,,-ho did the killing by two of the state's witnesses, he steadfastly clung to his story and at no time did he make any contradicting statements during the gruelling cross examination of Prose cuting Attorney Caruthers. The first witness called to the stand by the state was John Gaines, a teamster, who testified that he was was walking by the side of Ira Stout I when the fatal bullet was fired, and that Val Tuck and Sam Daniels wore walking a short distance ahead. He said they were going towards the river, and when they came to the east side of the tunnel where the C. G. & N. railroad passes under Good Hope street, they encountered a negro who became offended at something Stout had said to the witness about some af fairs near Pascola. He further stated that the negro cursed at them, and when S'out, who was bent over in the act of f.triking a match on the curbing, turned 'lis head and asked what wag said, the ehot was fired, the victim fo'l forward and the negro turned an J flsd westward for a short distance, and ther turned down towards the track 01 the North side of the street. When asked if he co M identify the prisoner as the negro who lid the shooting he stated Smith answered the description perfectly, except tia: the slayer wore a hlue jumper and a striped cap, instead of the cloth hat and gray coat worn bv Smith, and that he believed Smith wan th man who murdered Stout. Sam Daniels was the next witness called. He laid -that the ahot was fired at 12:35 in the morning, and that when he and Tuck crowed the tunnel ahead1 of Gaines and 8tout, he saw the negro and thought he was soiling a cigarette. He testified that neither - he nor Tuck spoke as they passed and that the black said nothing to them. He further, testified that. Jfoe first he kne of the altercation was when h "heard' the negro say something about a tie, "and when Stout asked him what he said, he repeated it and sttout start ed toward him, and I VeajA him say something else, and I hauht he said, 'don't come no further.' " The witness said tMt Immediately after the warning wa given, the ahot -was fired, and Stout ftffl forward, and struggled for Imost fee minutes lut -e'r spoke. When asked if the defendant re sembled the man who did the shooting the witness said if he had a jumper and cap he would fill the description exactly. He stated that the size and features were alike and that he was sure he was the man he looked in the fate when he crossed the tunnel on Sunday morning. Val Tuck, who was walking with Daniels when the shooting occurred, testified in corroboration of Daniels, and stated that the prisoner resembled the man who shot his friend. Dewitt Lane, a negro, testified that he lived in Mrs. Alexander's rooming house on the west side of the track, and that ho saw the prisoner fire the shot that killed Stout. I He said that when he came to his I room at about a quarter to twelve j o clock, he heard Curly bmith quar reling with his wife, and that he heard him tell her that he had called her and that she should have answer ed. He said he was in bed when the trouble started and. that he got up and watched them from his window. He further stated that he went back to bed and after a while was disturbed again by hearing some loud words and cursing, and when he went to the window again he saw Curly sitting on the fence and the white fellow walk ing towards him, and another one was close behind. He said that Curly jumped down and told them not to rush up on him or he would blow his brains out, and just as another fellow called he saw Curley take the gun out of his right hand hip pocket and fire. . j Continuing with his testimony, Lane stated that Smith ran up Good Hope street across the bridge, down through the back yard and past Lane's door, and that he was still standing there when the fleeing man I ran past his window within ten feet of him. The witness positively identified the prisoner as the guilty party and stat-. ed that when the shooting occurred, Smith was wearing a striped cap and a blue jumper instead of the cont and hat he wore when he was brought in-; to the court room. ' Officer Jeff Hutson was called to the witness stand and he testified that he heard the shot and hurried to the scene. Dewitt Lane appeared shortly after his arrival and advised him that On ly Smith had done the shooting. After searching the Alexander house, stnrt ! ed north toward Lottie Lambert's 1 where Curly was said to have stayed. He stated that near the corner of Fountain and William streets, a block north of where the killing occurred, j they encountered Curly who at first stated that his name was George Wil liams, and that when they took him with them to the Lambert house, Lot tie Lambert called him by name and asked him what he had been doing. He said that he then took the pris oner to jail and sent for Dewitt Lane, who positively identified him as Cur ly Smith, the man who had done the shooting. A- L. Green and William Becwith, two negro witnesses, testified to minor matters bearing on the case. t Sheriff Wm. A. Summers testified tjbat he had gone to the Lambert home and searched Curly's belongings and found some large calibre revolver cartridge's which Mrs. Smith stated belonged to 8 revolver once owned by Curly. The prisoner then testified in his own behalf, denying the charge and stating that he had not been on Good Hope street at any time during the night, and that he was on Broad - ny after midnight, and was on-his way home when accosted bjr Jfche officers. After a short deliberation, the Court fixed the bond at $5,000 for the prison er's appearance at the January term of Circuit Court, and being unable to meet the sarnie, the defendant was or dered back to the county jail to re main until the time of his trial. G. R. Turner, ef BToomAetd, arrived In the Cape this morning on his way front St. Louis, where be has recently dieyoaed of a brge shipment of cattle. THE TRIBUNE GREAT WHITE WAY IS ILLUMINATED Business Section of the City is Transformed Into L-ncs of Brilliancy The "White Way" was placed In operation in this city for the first time last evening, and the expressions of satisfaction were audibly voiced by the great throngs of Saturday evening shoppers who have in the past been accustomed to groping their way through the dark streets when purchasing their Sunday supplies. The cluster lumps are tastefully ar ranged, ami a soft white glow invest ed the business thoroughfares, uni formly throughout their entire dis tance. The artistic arrangement of the poles bearing the large bulbs of white light gave the streets the appearance of a metropolitan city. The best effect was not produced until the business houses had been darkened, after which the superiority of the new lighting system was readi ly apparent. Streets that have heretofore been darkened by heavy shade and lack of proper illumination were last w lit transformed into lanes of plensing brilliancy. Friends were easily recognizable across the street, and at no place in the newly lighted district would it have been difficult to read a news paper. Everybody were pleased with the new order of conditions, and the crowds remained longer on their downtown shopping excursions last night than was ever known -before. Broadway for many blocks was il luminated in a way that gave it an appearance of beauty never before possessed. TO HONOR DR. PEIRONNKT. Cape Physicians to Celebrate at Home of Pioneer. The physicians of Cape Giraidea'-i are going to honor Dr. A. Poironnet, the dean of the pro'ession in tnis city. Thm have planned t visu t;ie home of this pioneer r.. -WJt South Sprigg this afternoon in a Vidy i.rd hold a celebration. Members of the profession will make speeches and a momorint of some kind will be presented to the venerable practitioner. Dr. W. C. Patton, former mayor of Cape Girar dcau, most likely will make th" pres entation address. Dr. Peironnet is probably the oldest physician in this section of the state. He practiced in this city for more than 55 year and his prjfe:iunal career extended -ive 70 ye He practically retired seeral years ago, but he is enjoying splendid heai'.n to day, despite the fact that he is with in a few years of the century mark. MARKSMEN SHOOT FOR STEER The fall shooting match season opened yesterday, when Fred Stein berg, who lives three miles north of the Cape on the Sprigg street road, local marksmen tested their skill. A large number of contestants were in attendance from the Cape, and the best choices were brought back to this city. The first choice was awarded to R. Ehrenschneider and the second w-as won by Albert Heise. The remaining choices were won by Will Deevers. WOULD DELAY IRISH HOME RULE YEAR London, Sept. 15 Both the home rule bill and the Welsh disastablish ment bill are to be placed on the stat ute books this week. Announcing this fact in the House of Commons, Pre mier Asquith said he would introduce a bill providing that no steps be taken to put either act into pperation for a year in any. event. C. J. Butttner of Chicago is a busi ness visitor in the Cape this week. m m NEGRO MURDERS A TEAMSTER AND THEN GETS AWAY Two Bloodhounds Trail Black Who Slew Roy Stout on Bridge KILLING OCCURRED AT TRACK AND GOOD HOPE Witness to Slaying Says Shooting Was Unprovoked- Negro Sus pect Is Held. Roy Stout, a teamster, was shot and killed at Good Hope street and the Hourk Railroad tracks shortly after midnight this morning by an unidenti fied negro who escaped down the tracks. Two bloodhounds, owned by Willis Martin, were placed on the trail of the fleeing black, but he had not been brought to bay two hours af ter the tragedy. Curly Smith, a ne gro suspect, was arrested two hours after the killing but he denied the charge. Whether the killing followed a quarrel was disputed, but a big knife wus found under Stout's body, and De Witt Lane, a negro, who lives near where thq. killing took, place, said he heard a row and then the report of the revolver. The bullet struck Stout over the left eye, killing him instantly. Pa trolman Jeff Hutson, who was walk ing his beat, several blocks west of the spot where the shooting took place, heard the report of the revolver and hurried to the scene. When he arrived he summoned Dr. R. P. Dalton, who examined the wound and said death had been instantan eous. Stout, who was employed by Wil liam Woods, a contractor, was walk ing down Good Hope street with John Gaines, Val Tuck and Sam Daniels, all teamsters. Stout and Gaines were walking together and just behind them came Tuck and Daniels. According to Gaines, the shooting was without provocation. "We were walking and talking," said Gaines, "and suddenly came upon the negro, who was a stranger to us all. 'That's a lie, and you had no business telling,' said the negro. "Then he began to swear and just as we passed he fired at Stout, who dropped against me. I ducked low, thinking that he was going to shoot again, but instead he ran. We tried to do something for Stout instead of fol lowing the negro. "I don't know why he shot. We did nothing to him and he was unknown to us." De Witt Lane, who lives in a shan ty just on the edge of the bank lead ing down to the railroad tracks, told a different story. He was sitting at his bedroom window, he said, and was suddenly attracted by voices on the bridge just overhead. "I listened and heard them quar rel," said Lane. "I heard the negro say: 'Don't you come near me,' Then I heard the men who were with Stout warn him against approaching the ne gro. But before I could find out what the trouble was about, I heard the hot. There was a scuffle, as if some one was running, and then one of the men said: 'I believe Roy is dead.' "The man who did the shooting dropped down the embankment, land ing just in front or my door. Me tnea to turn the knob and said: 'Let me in there.' I maJe no reply, but did not open the door. Then I heard him descend the steps and I could see him as he dropped down upon the tracks and ran away. "When I got on top of the bridge, W. M. Shook of Alton, HI., is in the Cape looking after some business Interest. I saw Mr. Hutson und a large crowd of people. I think I recognized the ne gro as Curly Smith. He had a quar rel with a negro woman a short time before. I don't know how the trouble started, but I could tell by what they said that they were fighting." The suspect held was arrested nn a clew furnished by Lane. Patrolman Hutson notified Coroner R. E. Schoen of Gordonville, but be cause of the late hour, the coroner asked that the body be turned over to Constable Scivally, and an inquest will be held early today. Stout, who came to the Cane about live weeks airo from Pascola, is the son of John Stout, who is said to he well-to-do. The older Stout is con nected with the Falcon-Cook Piling and Pole company with headquarters at Ogden, Mo. The dead man was about !ti years old. He had been working with the grading crew in the southwestern section of the city since coming to the Cape. It was stated early today that, his body would be sent to Pascola shortly after the inquest. Less than fifteen minutes after the killing became known, Willis Martin, a former member of the police force in this city, arrived on the scene w ith his two young bloodhounds. It was their first experience on the trail of a criminal. He took them to the scene of the killing, pointed to the spot where the negro had dropped from the bridge, and the marihunters sniffed briskly and then began to bay. They leaped from the high culvert and started down the tracks crying like veterans. . .They followed the trail for some distance, nnd then seemed to lose it. But they soon picked it up ami re newed the chase. They continued their work until just almost dawn, but without apprehending the negro. They were still trailing when Smith was ar rested. Patrolmen Peeve and Whitener scoured a plot of wooded ground a few blocks from the scene of the kill ing, but found no trace of the slayer. NORMAL ATHLETE DISLOCATES KNEE Injury to Russell C. McBride May Keep Star Out of Games This Year. While engaged in a practice game of foot ball at the Normal, Thursday afternoon, Russell C. McBride was seriously injured and is now confined to his homo on Sprigg and North streets. While engaged in a scramble one of his legs was so badly crippled that it was necessary to carry him from the field. When taken to his home, Dr. R. E. Cunningham was summoned. Upon examination it developed that the knee was out of joint. The ' disloca tion was adjusted, but the young man will be compelled to abandon athletics for several weeks. McBride is an all round athlete, and It is feared that his injuries will keep him out of the Normal foot ball games this season. The loss will be felt keenly as much reliance has been placed in his efforts to maintain the strength of the team. It is hoped, however, that with proper care he will be able to play during the latter part of the Beason. CANAL GUNS SATISFACTORY. Panama, Sept 15 A complete fir ing test of all the guns in the canal forts has been completed. The test wm in every way ' satisfactory and snowed that they are1 prepared ade quately to" maintain the neutrality of th Waterway. ' MISSOURI MILITARISM IS TO END WITH WAR-BRYAN Secretary of State In Flag Speech Says War Era Is (Jointf. ETERNAL 'PEACE WILL FOLLOW, HE BELIEVES As Mini) Inspiration In a Nolile As in n Heroic Deed, lie Says R-altimoro, Sept. 12 Coming as the personal representative of President Wilson who found himself unable to attend, Secretary llryan spoke hero today, at the Star Spangled llannor celebration. The subject of the ad dress was "The Flag." Americans never had hesitated, Mr. Hryun said, to die if necessary in de fense of the nuthority for which the flag stood. "Hut the war era has end ed in the United States," he added, "anil is drawing towards its rloso in foreign lands; the convulsions through which Europe is now passing are but the death throes of militarism." In the course of. his address Mr. Bryan said: "During the years the flag has been 'gallantly streaming,' sometimes in 'the rocket's red glare,' Ron hns imi tated sire in willingness to maintain, with his life if necessary, the nuthor ity for which it stands. "Rut the war era has ended and is drawing toward Its close in foreign lands. The convulsions through which Europe is now passing are but the death throes of militarism. We are entering upon a new age in which freedom will be given now interpreta tion and bravery find new forms of ex pression. "The doctrine of the divine right of kings has been discarded to no pur pose if the divine right of man does not load to man's elevation. He has become his own master, not that he may be brutish or brutal, hut that he may be free to develop the best that is in him. "Let no one think that the texture of our manhood will be of a lower quality, when its strength is no long er tested by the stress of war. We could not worship God as we do if we were convinced that each genera tion must be exercised in blood-letting in order to prevent stagnation. There is as much inspiration in a noble as in a heroic deed." TREES FALLS UPON MAN. Breaks Collar Bone and Legs of Earl Gibson's Brother Earl Gibson, accountant for the store department of the Frisco Rail road company, in this city, returned yesterday afternoon from Memphis, where he and his mother had been called to see his brother, Thomas Gib son who is confined in a hospital in that city. He found his brother in a critical condition, as a result of having been struck by a fallen tree While working in the timber near Wilson, Ark., a few days ago. His collar bone and both legs were broken, desides other minor injuries. Soon after the accident happened the young man was hurried to Mem phis and placed in a hospital, and his relatives in this city advised of his condition.' ' '' " "" ' "The injured man is employed as a foreman by a large timber company in Arkansas, and the accident occur red while he was in the discharge of his duties.' v Mrs. Gibson did not return with Earl but will remain in Memphis un til her son, Thomas, has recovered.