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I went into a swell hotel
And registered one day.
The place was nice, but at the price
I hadn't long to stay.
A whiff of air cost twenty cents.
A toothpick cost a dime.
The meals and bunks consumed one's
In record-breaking time.
I stayed two days at that hotel ;
The parting it was sad.
For when I left I was bereft
Of everything I had.
Mrs. Jennie Crowder of Commerce,
Js visiting friends in the city during
fair week.
A pretty wedding took place at Ill
mo Tuesday morning which will be of
interest to the many Cape friends of
the bride and groom, was that of Miss
Myrtle Stroeder and Wm. McDonald
both of that town. The ceremony was
performed at the Catholic church, Rev.
Father Lauger saying the mass, at 8
o'clock, and was quite impressive and
beautiful. The bride in her attractive
gown of white crepe de chene, was
most charming, and carried a large
bouquet of white rose?, her veil also
being held around the crown with tiny
white rose buds. The matron or honor,
Mrs. Dr. William?, was gowned in
pink, carrying pink roses, and the
maid of honor, Miss Mary Newsome,
looked very pretty in white with pink
roses as her bouquet. Miss Fauline
O'Donald, sister of the groom played
the wedding march. The church was
decorated in exquisite lilies and palms,
making a lovely background for the
bride and her attendants. Mr. Roy
Sarrell was the best man. After the
ceremony, a weding breakfast was
served at the home of the bride's par
ents. The happy couple left on the
afternoon train amid the showering of
the customary rice and old shoes of
their friends for Texas, and upon their
return will go to housekeeping at Ill
mo. Miss Mary Foley spent Tuesday and
Wednesday in lllmo where she at
tended the Strodder-O'Donald wed
ding The younger society girls and boys
have started in to enjoy the fair with
one of the jolly parties. They occu
pied the reserve seats ;t the celebra
tion on the water front last evening
and from there went to see the Trey
O' Hearts at the Broadway. After the
picture show they motored to the
home of Miss Lola Champion on The
mis street where they en joyed dancing
and singing the balance of the even
ing. In the party were Misses Flacide
Weber, Bcmice Miller, Lola and Fay
Champion, Sara Glenn, Eva Hill,
Philis Cairns. Messrs. George Merritt,
Harry Harty, Arthur Krieghn, Ralph
Anderson, McClintock, Ed Cockle
Harry Gaines, Bob Reckman.
Mr. J. B. Slinkard of Marble Hill,
is visiting his niece, Mrs. Tom Lail.
He will remain over fair week.
Mrs. Lawrence of Ancil, is visiting
here sister. Mrs. Silas Lail.
Mrs. Silas Lail was the hostess to
the Euchre club Wednesday afternoon
at her home on Ellis and Independ
ence. Owing to Thursday being the
big day at the fair, the club changed
their meeting day to Wednesday so
that every one might enjoy the outing.
The prizes for the afternoon were won
by Mrs. H. J. Strain, first; Mrs. Wm.
Schraeder, second; Mrs. Voght, third.
The guests of the afternoon were:
Mesdames Schindler, Don Faar, Otto
Vogt, Ernest Fisher, H. J. Strum, Wm
Schraeder, Wm. Stout, M. E. Hazen,
Arthur Stock, R. M. Cowman, Silas
Lail, F. II. Kassell.
The exquisite fancy work and china
paintings on exhibition at the fair are
attracting a great deal of attention
among the ladies, as there are some
pieces which display wonderful skill
both with the needle and brush. It is
quite one of the sights of the fair to
visit Floral Hall and see the various
exhibits, and the talent Cape Girar
deau can boast of.
Henry Keller, a prominent farmer
from near Dutchtown, was in the city
yesterday engaging stalls to accom
modate a number of fine cattle which
he will have on exhibition at the fair.
The Bix year old son of Jerry Hobbs,
a farmer who lives a few miles north
of this city, had his arm broken .Tues
day afternoon when he fell from a
Judge Wilson Cramer of Jackson,
was in the city on a business trip yes
Rd "Rose of St. Louis, transacted
business in this city yesterday. '
John B. Schmoeller of St. T.ovis, was
a business visitor in this city yester
L. A. McCarver of Nashville, Tenn.,
was in the city yesterday on a busi
ness trio.
C. H. Harris of Paduc&h. was a
business visitor in this city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Vandivort qt
Jackson visited friends in 'this city
H. R. Anderson and W. A. Steele of
Charleston, were business visitors in
this city yesterday.
Natonat Bank Examiner, M. E. Pat
terson, of Springfield, 111., was in the
city yesterday on a business trip.
William Lightner, a prominent
farmer from the east side, who has
been confined in the hospital in this
city for some time, is reported as im
proving rapidly.
Dave Harris departed yesterday for
St. Louis, where be will visit his wife
who is confined in St. Luke's hospital
in that city.
The remains 'of John Metz, who died
in his home in this city Tuesday morn
ing, were shipped to his old home in
Oran yesterday afternoon for burial.
Curt Hughes of Sikeston, is visiting
friends in this city.
M. H. Gunther of St. Louis, was in
the Cape on a business trip yesterday.
A. W. Kell of East St. Louis, trans
acted business in this city yesterday.
E. Wralker of Pleasant Hill, trans
acted business in this city yesterday.
O. L. Fuson of Puxico, transacted
business in this city yesterday.
Charles Metz of Naylor, was a visit
or in this city yesterday.
H. C. Nieman of Jackson, visited
friends in this city yesterday.
Steamer Cape Girardeau arrived
from St. Louis at 11 o'clock yesterday
N. White of Puxico, was a business
visitor in this city yesterday.
J. E. Whitsitt of Advance, trans
acted business in this city yesterday.
E. J. Cowell of Poplar Bluff, was in
the Cape yesterday on a business trip.
Barney Kraft returned from a busi
ness trip to St. Louis.
A. R. Puckett of Cairo, transacted
business in this city yesterday.
T. C. Bailey and John Landis of
Murphysboro, are business visitors in
this city yesterday.
Birt Garden of Chaffee, was in the
city yesterday on a shopping trip.
Frank Martin, James F. Smith and
Ben Schultz of Sikeston, are in the
city visiting the fair.
Barney Wagner the well known
stockman of Oran, is in the city on a
business trip.
J. B. Metz of Oran, was a visitor in
this city yesterday.
E. B. Pendleton of National Stock
yards, 111., is in the city visiting the
Fred Bruhn of Clifton, Neb., arrived
in this city yerterday for a short visit
with his mor er-:n-law, Mrs. Barbara
Franz. His wife and children, who
have been visiting here for sometime,
will accompany him on his return to
R. H. Hutchsor. of C: icago. was a
business visit")- in this city yesterday.
F. Rose of Chicago, is a business,
visitor in this ci'.y. -
J. M. Marshall of Cai r , transacted
business in this city yesterday
P. O. Lynnis of Chi:a?o, is a busi
ness visitor in this city.
Messrs. Maderhill, Ford, Rose and
Evans of Bloomfield, are visiting
friends in this city.
S. F. Landgraff of St. Louis, trans
acted business in this city.
J. H. Ray and J. T. Ray of St Louis,
were business visitor in this city yes
terday. P.. C. Bridges and E. R. Stewart of
St. Louis, were in the city yesterday
looking after business interests.
Sunday, an ideal autumn day, found.
a jolly picnic party at the old fair
grounds, enjoying a day's outing in
the woods. The affair was given in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bohr.
sack of Osela, Washington, niece and
nephew of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Des
selman of South Frederick street A
tempting picnic dinner was spread on
the ground, and everyone present had
a most delightful day. Among those
in the party were: Messrs. and Mes
dames Ernest Brinkman, August Vo
gelsang, Melvin Rodibaugh, A. W,
Desselman, Henry Vogelsangj Willis
Martin, A. W. Behnsack, Walter Des
selman. Misses Helen Desselman,
Marie Bohnsack. Messrs. Quinton
Breggs, Bruce Laughhead, Carl Mar
tin, Elmer Martin.
Miss Beulah Chapline f Puplar
Bluff, arrived in the cjiy t-jday to at
tend the Normal School.
Mrs. E. S. Lilly and John Lilly mo-,
tored to Perryville Sunday to spend
the day with Mrs. Lilly's son, Joseph.
Miss Heise, daughter of Mr. and'
Mrs. Henry Heise of Egypt Mills, who
was operated on for appendicitis
eleven days ago, has -left the hospital
and returned to her home, fully re
covered. "Old -Wombat had .to come back
from Europe on a cattle steamer."
"How did such environment seem to
affect him?''
"Oh, he kicked like a steer."
The ladies of St Vincent's church
will have a booth at the fair at which
they will serve coffee sandwiches and
other refreshments.
R. W. Groves of. AllenviJIe,-was in
the city yesterday on a shopping trip.
Lyric night of the lingering Indian
Shadowy fields that are scentless but
full of singing,
Never a bird, but the passionless
chant of insects,
Ceaseless, insistent
The grasshopper's horn, and far-off,
high in the map'es,
The wheel of a locust leisrrely grind
ing the silence
Under a 1 moon waning and worn,
Tired with summer.
Let me remember you, voice.5 of little
Weeds in the moonlight, fields that
axe tangled with asters. .
Let me remember, soon vill the win
ter be on us.
Snow-hushed and heavy.
Over my soul murmur your mute
While I gaze, O fields that rest aftpr
As those who part look long in the
eyes they lean to,
Lest they forget them.
Sara Teasdale, in "Poetry."
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian
church will meet this afternoon at
the residence of Mrs. John Himmel
berger on Bellevue street.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Pfister, Mr.
and Mrs. Gus Crib and Miss Frieda
Bruhl spent Saturday and Sunday
with Miss Bruhl's parents, at Poca
hontas. Mr. George Patton left Monday for
Senath, Mo., where he will attend the
dedication of the new Hotel Bertha
in that town on Tuesday.
Miss Marie Patton returned .Mon
day from Commerce where she has
been visiting Miss Grace Blackledge
for several days.
Owing to the fair this week the
Euchre club will meet Wednesday af
ternoon, instead of Thursday at the
residence of Mrs. Silas Lail.
Miss Cleopatra Freeling and Miss
Esther Peabody sang at the late ser
vices Sunday morning at St. Vin
cent's church, giving the members of
the parish and the many visitors who
attended the mass, a splendid oppor
tunity of hearing these well known
singers at their best Miss Freeling
has a wonderful voice, and during her
four years' study abroad won consid
erable notice among the' artists of ,th(
continent. Miss Peabody is one of St.
Louis' leading singers.
Miss Marguerite Oliver and party
will sail today from England for home
from a cable to her parents, Senator
and Mrs. R. B. Oliver. She will ar
rive in Boston the 9th of October,
coming to the Cape directly from
Mr. J. M. Side's business depait
njent of the Norniai s-AioA had a most
delightful outing In the woods Mon
day, spending the day at the old fair
grounds. The class left town about 9
in the morning, had a big picnic din
ner spread amoni' the '.rees; played
different games .luting the afternoon,
and returned home about 1:30 o'iK.ck,
after having spent one of the most
enjoyable days since school starlrd. in
the picnic party were: 3tr. :ind Mrs. J.
M. Sitze, Mr. and Mrs. Jepthda Riggs,
RuthIIallingby,Leona Hasslinger, Ada
Wilde, Pearl Black, Fay Hempstead,
Frances Shambaugh, Jennie Long,
Davis, Zoe Booth, Connelly, Myra
Pickle, Grace Norvell, Margaret
Riggs, Helen Sitze. Messrs. Ridgley,
Bryan Lane, Gordon Allison, Wfllard
McCarter, Ross Blackir, Lee, Bert
Capshaw, Nathan Meisenheimer, ,Aar
on Hutchins, M. Logan, Kaleb David
son, Eernhard Wonderlick, Wm. Lem
ing, Guy Bone, Howard Frissell,
Leamon Gladish, Robert Riggs.
The week's social affairs started out
on Monday evening with a jolly sur
prise party given by Miss Norma
Shivelbine in honor of her sixteenth
birthday!. The young folks gathered
at the Shivelbine home on South Span
ish street about 7:30 and from there
went to the Ohpheum theater, where
they enjoyed some clever pictures.
They then returned to the home of the
guest of -honor where a pleasant even
ing of music and dancing was passed
until almost jnorning. Miss Norma
.'received .many handsome presents and
was a very happy young lady on this
joyous occasion. Among the evening's
guests were: .Misses Celeste Schultz,
Frieda Dierssen, Vera Haney, Bertha
Peritey, Mary Lee Davidson, Gertrude
.Koecher, Nellie Bresswingwert, Selma
Caton,,Esther Fulbright, Tillie Hager.
Messrs. Louis .Shulz, Herl Tibbs, Dutz,
Walther, .Ralph Reed, Silas Sterns.
David.Hpch, Raymond Beckman, Earl
McBride, Clyde McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas of
Henderson avenue are the parents of
a fine baby boy, born Monday after
noon. The little fellow weighs seven
pounds, and is at present the pride of
the house.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schindler are en
tertaining as their guests during fair
week, Mr. and Mrs.'Wm. Taylor of bt
By Arthur Davison Ficke.
There are strange shadows fostered of
the moon,
More numerous than the clear-cuts
shade of day.
Go forth, when all the leaves whisper
of June.
Into the dusk of swooping bats at
Or go into that late November dusk
When hills take on the noble lines
of death.
And on the air the faint astringent
Of rotting leaves pours vaguely
troubling breath.
Then shall you see shadows whereof
the sun
Knows nothing, ay, a thousand
, shadows there
Shall leap and flicker and stir and stay
and run,
Like petrels of the changing foul or
Like ghosts of twilight, of the moon,
of him
whose homeland lies past each
horizon's rim.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hickman pf
Dixon, 111., stopped over Sunday with
their daughter, Mrs. G. W. Carpenter.
They are on their way south where
they will spend the winter in Georgia
and Florida.
The ladies of St. Vincent's church
will have a booth at the fair, at whiph
they will sell coffee, sandwiches and
other refreshments. Knowing what
good things the ladies can make
on these occasions, their booth will be
a splendid place to stop and enjoy a
few minutes' rest and refreshments.
The Favorite Fall Flower.
This is the time for asters, and the
American varieties are being develop
ed so well that there is no excuse for
not having an aster bed in the garden
if you have room. They are in blues
and pinks and whites, and in dear lit
tle, old fashioned crimson balls, that
are much more effective in the garden
and for house decoration than the
chrysanthemum. An aster wedding is
a pretty innovation this fall.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons of
Veterans gave Mrs. Herman Loeffel a
surprise party in honor of her birth
day anniversary, Monday. The af-
inersary, Monday afternoon. The af
ternoon was passed in cards, and mu
sic, after which a delicious luncheon
was served. Among the ladies present
vere Mesdames Albertma Kassell, Jo
sie Huhn, Augusta Horn, Kate Ditt-
linger, L. T. Keller, Miss Ella Keller.
Mrs. H. C. Wassem entertained sev
eral ladies Monday afternoon at .her
home on Middle street in honor of
Mrs. O. E. Forster of St. Louis. Bridge
was enjoyed during the afternoon, and
the guests were Mesdames Wm. H.
Harrison, J. McCammon, P. A. .Hoch,
0. E. Forster.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Lamkin and Bob
bie returned home Tuesday from a
week-end visit with friends in Sikes
ton and Charleston.
Public Administrator John Medley
of Whitewater, arrived in this city
yesterday to look after business tper
taining to his office.
At 9 o'clock this morning he will
proceed to sell all the personal effects
of Dr. M. E. Shelton, deceased.
The sale will be held in the Shelton
offices at 105 Broadway and will in
clude instruments, office fixtures and
M. J. Seibel and Ad. G. Engert of
Altenburg, are visiting friends in this
Little River Redeemers Are Going to
Hasten End of Big Task.
Information received from a man
prominently connected with the big
drainage project now in progress in
dicate that arrangements are being
made to facilitate the work and fasten
its completion by the installation of a
aumber of new machines.
W. C. Merritt, B. C. Stephen-: and
W. H. Rogers, contractors on ' the di
version channel, are expected t meet
in this city this afternoon to make ar
rangement for putting luition4l ma
chinery in operation.
At present two large, drag lines are
at work, but it is said to be t)ie. in
tention of the men directly interested
to install four additional machines as
quickly as possible.
Two of the machines in contempla
tion will be of much greater capacity
than the ones now, in use, and the
other two will .be somewhat smaller.
It is the intention to hurry the work
as much as possible, and it is believed
that with the four large machines, the
undertaking will be completed much
earlier than was originally intended."
Harmon Petcold and Peter Ludwig
of Pocahontas, are visiting the fair
this week. - v
Ckpnj&nv In South; ape Extin
guishes Blai B fn,re Etepart
ment Arrives.
Fire was discovered early this mov
ing in the home of Mrs. M. S. Beck
at about 720 S. Fountain street, and
before the arrival of the fire depart
ment the flames had. burst through the
roof and the entire building was hope
lessly ablaze.
Before the arrival of assistance
from the city fire department, the
South Cape fire department had se
cured their own hose cart and rushed
to the scene of the fire. They connect
ed with the nearest plug and did much
good work in keeping the flames con
fined. The building, however, was a total
loss and all the contents were destroy
ed. No one was at home when the fire
broke out and the blaze had made
such headway before it was discovered
that it was impossible to enter the
Mrs. Beck, the owner of the build
ing, is a widow woman, and spends a
great deal of her time in canvassing
over the country for a medicine com
pany. She departed yesterday morn
ing on one of her business trips, and
the home was left untenanted in her
Her daughter, Mrs. Newt Upton,
lives in an adjoining house, and she,
too, was away from home when the
fire broke out. Her home was badly
damaged by the fire, and at times was
ablaze in many different places. Her
household goods were saved however,
although they were badly damaged
from the water.
The Beck home is said to have
covered by insurance, but in what
amount is not known.
The origin of .the fire is a mystery
It was first seen breaking through the
roof and sides of the front room, but
in a short time after its discovery the
entire structure was burning fiercely.
It is estimated that the loss will
amount to about $6000.
The Volunteer Fire Department of
South Cape, composed of Matt Buck
ner, Henry Buckner, Roy Buckner,
Eugene Andrews, John Frazier and R.
B. Andrews, won much praise for their
bravery. It is believed that but for
their work the entire block would have
been destroyed before the arrival of
the fireman from the city station.
When the city firemen arrived the
volunteers had succeeded in extin
guishing the blaze in the Upton build
ing and were successfully keeping it
confined to the Beck home.
Several of the South Cape residents
complained that the regular firemen
were not properly acquainted with the
fire plugs, and that this is the second
occasion that they drove past one in
close proximity to the fire and forced
the local firefighters to disconnect in
order that they might acquire the plug
already in use, thus preventing the
use of two streams on the fire.
Lester McDonald has again come in
to prominence after having been pro
nounced mentally unsound about two
weeks ago, and it is reported is now
being held in Chicago charged with
having eloped to that city from Web
ter Groves with a young lady named
Elizabeth Holland.
It is reported that he obtained the
money with which to make his jour
ney by selling , an automobile belong
ing to his father, a prominent farmer
who lives a few miles north of this
Partner of Cape Contractor Killed by
An Employe.
B. A. Johnson, of the firm of Rog
ers & Johnson, contractors who are en
gaged in the excavation work on the
main diversion channel of the Little
River Drainage District, was advised
yesterday of the .death in Chicago of
Joseph A'Andrea, another .member of
the firm.
,Mr. D'Anurea died yesterday from
injuries received two weeks ago, when
he was shot at night on the street by
one of his employes with whom he had
quarreled on the day before.
The . assailant concealed himself in
the mouth of a dark alley and fired
upon, his unsuspecting'. victim with a
sawed off double barreled shotgun.
Mr. D'Aiidreas spent several days in
this .city in early -August, and made
many friends among the business men
with whom he came in contact
Mrs. Herman Schamburg of Laflin,
is here for the fair and looking for a
place so as to make this her home.
W. A. Seymour Calls Police
When Fortune Teller Gets
His SpoqdjiU
W. A. Seymour in testing the oc
cult powers of a gypsy woman who
approached him in a Main street res
taurant yesterday afternoon, was
quickly wooed into a transliminal
state and relieved of a crisp one dol
lar bill.
The spell was broken, however, be
fore the mystic queen had passed be
yond the municipal boundaries, and
the swarthy enchantress was inter
cepted by Officer Beeve just as she 1
was in the act of driving aboard the
ferry boat.
She was conducted to Justice Wil-
ler's court where she proceeded to give
vent to her outraged feelings by ex
pressing her contempt for everybody
in general and Mr. Seymour in par
ticular. When she paused for breath,
Judge Wilier succeeded in advising
her that before he would consent to
her dismissal, he would require her
to reimburse her victim and pay the
costs of the case, making a total of
The Judge's ultimatum was reluct- '
antly accepted, and after paying the
penalty, she climbed into the wagon
with her husband and drove away
shouting her disdain.
Mr. Seymour stated that he was ac
costed with the proposition that he
consent to have his future vividly por
trayed without a cent of cost, to which
he agreed.
Then he was advised that it would
be necessary for him to place a num
ber of one dollar bills in her hand in
order that the good spirits might he
tempted into quick action.
Yielding to the second requirement,
the seance was finally concluded, vhen
the unsuspecting yokel was gi ren his
money, and dismissed.
A half hour later he was brought to
realize the truth of one of her predic
tions that he was soon to lose some
money, when he had o."casicn to re
sort to his bank roll, and made the
discovery that he had been tout hed to
the extent of one simoleon.
He lost no time in ;?e't:ig the iaw
after her. and when a warrant was
procured and placed in the hands of
the alertful policeman. s!ie was finally
coaxed into climbing from the waon
seat and accompanying the guardian
of the peace and the victim of mis
placed confidence to the court of jus
tice where she was made to pav tne
penalty of her transgressions.
Passeneer train No. 801, was almost
two hours late yesterday, and the de
lay proved to be the result of a most
unusual occurrence.
After leaving Wittenberg a short
distance the whistle was lost from the
locomotive, and the steam escaped so
rapidly, that the train was compelled
to stop.
After the corrections had been made
considerable time was lost in building
a new fire and getting up a new head
of steam.
Washington, Sept 30 Astronomers
of the Naval Observatory are noting
with keen interest the activities of De
lavan's comet, which is now visible to
the naked eye and which will remain
in sight throughout October. It may
be observed about 10 o'clock on clear
nights at a point directly below the
pole star. At that time the comet is
low in the sky.
As the night wanes, the comet rises
higher in the heaven and in the early
morning, between 2 and 4 o'clock, it
reaches its greatest altitude above the
horizon. That is the best time to ob
serve it.
Elliot Anderson of St Mary's, was a
business visitor in the Cape yester
day. A. W. Kell of East St Louis, trans
acted business in. this city yesterday.
Herman Proffer of Dexter, is in the
Cape looking after some business in
terests. William A. Albert of St. Louis, is
in the Cape on a business trip.
H, Gladdis of Poplar Bluff, transact
ed business in this city yesterday.
Wm. V. ODonnell and E. S. Cole
man of St Louis, are business visitors
in this city.
Dick Swanner and W. M. McGilvray
of Sikeston, are visiting friends in this
Messrs. Geo. W. Crosser, Jesse L.
Ford, L. N. Walker and R. N. Under
bill of Bloomfield, are in the city.
Deputy U. S. Marshal J. J. Williams,
arrived from Kennett yesterday hav
ing in custody E. E. Page who is
charged with having used the mails to
defraud. The prisoner was released '
aftre having entered into a bond with
C. B. Ruff for $1000 for his appear
ance on October 12th.

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