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... ,... -.. . - if ' ' - ' - H AND THE CAPE COUNTY IIEARLD CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 6, VOL. XVIIIl. 1914 Number 1.1 TAYLOR TRIAL SET FOR 1915; BONDJS $500 Preliminary Hearing in Shoot ing Case is Disposed of By Judge Wilier. WITNESSES RELATE STORIES OF SHOOTING T. D. Ilines Represents Defendant And E. D. Hays Aids State. The preliminary hearing of John W. Taylor, charged with having attempt ed to kill C. M. Freeman by shooting him with a pistol on October 11, 1014, came up before Justice of the Peace W. H. Wilier at the court house yes terday morning. Judge Edward D. Hays assisted prosecuting attorney H. J. Caruthers in behalf of the state, and the defend ant was represented by attorney T. D. Hines. The reading of the information v4 waived and the trial proceoden. The first witness introduced by the state was C. M. Freeman, whose re sponse to the interrogatories of prose cuting attorney Henry J. Caruthers, was as follows: "My home is in Cape (iirardeau, Mo., and operate a restaurant at num ber 110 Main street. T have been in business there for four years the 14th of last February. "I have known John W. Taylor for five or six years. He was in mv res taurant at about 2:30 o'clock on Sun day afternoon, October 11. "I went into the restaurant to get pome base ball gloves, and Taylor was sitting at the lunch counter. The waiter brought him some pie and cof fee. When the waiter handed it to him I asked whore the base ball glove was, I wanted to take it to the fair grounds with me. The waiter said 'it is right under there and Mr. Tay lor asked me how I expected him to eat his pie without a fork. I told him not to get in too big a hurry, that base ball was important as the season was about over, and he could eat his pie any time. ".Mr. Taylor grew angry, and takr some money out of his pocket, saa 1 don't have to eat it,' and I told him that if he didn't eat he need not pay. I asked him if he was sore and he asked ine who wouldn't get sore. 1 told him that 1 wouldn't and when he said something back, I told him that if he didn't get out I would put him out. He stepped outside and called me a liar and cursed me, and said there was nothing to me and said I would not do anything that I said I would. ' setpped out and he ran up to me and I gave him a shove backward. I had a glove in my hand. He turned and fell at the edge of the walk. His hat fell off, and he cursed me and said he was going to kill me. I jumped be hind my brother and grabbed the door to jerk it open. As I jerked it, it struck my foot and flew out of my hand. I ran up the sidewalk and Tay lor followed me. He said he was go ing to kill me and I ran in the hall way and upstairs at Siebert's shoe store. v "He started to get his pistol out of the front of his pants as he was getting up and when I saw what he was doing 1 tried to get inside. He made an effort to get his gun with his right hand and his hat with his left hand. He made two or three grabs for the gun before he pulled it out. When he finally got the gun out I turned my side to him and threw my hand up as he shot." When Attorney Caruthers asked the witness if the shot struck him, Attor ney T. D. Hines, counsel for defend ant, objected to the question on the ground that it was not charged in the i -smplaint that the defendant had shot the witness. A closer inspection of the document revealed the fact that the charge had been embodied in the complaint by an interlineation, and the objection was overruled. The witness continued as follows: "The ball passed through my arm. It entered the lower bone and out this one, breaking both in two, and then it went into my left side just above my heart arid passed into my lung. (CoiSijmed dh pa 9 Ujjre) ," SOCIETY GIRLS ON COON HUNT; LAND3 PELTS Hazel Harrison, Dorothy Bell, Mary Griffith and Rebecca Houck Enjoy Sport. OLD BR'ER POSSUM TOO W ISE FOR 'EM Plays Dead and Girls Think He's Sick and Plead With Darkies To Spare Him. Tour social belles of Cape Girar deau went coon hunting Wednesday night and when they emerged from the Houck woods about six miles west of this city early yesterday morning, they had captured one coon and three 'possums. The young ladies were: Misses Hazel Harrison, Dorothy Bell, Rebec ca Houck and Mary Griffith. They were escorted by Maj. Giboney Houck, chief coon hunter; Lee Albert, gun toter, and Frank Kimmel, mascot. A train of darkies, occupants of the Houck plantation, accompanied the party to take care of the dogs and to tote the game. The moon had just ascended over the tops of the hills that flank the ma jestic Houck home as the party, clad in rough garments, started down the rustic lane that leads to the land of pawpaws and persimmons. It was in this grove, Maj. Houck told the party that coons traveled in schools and possums were as plentiful as locusts during pest years. Two old coon dogs bayed joyously as their masters urged them to sniff for coons. They had not been out thir ty minutes when Grover Cleveland, a canine of the lumber yard vaViety, de tected the odor of raccoon and dashed toward a heavy thicket, howling fur iously. "We are now among 'em," said Maj. Houck to the ladies. "That listens good to we'uns," chirped Kim mel as he perched himself on a stump and asked the girls to be seated. Mr. Albert took up his position a bit in advance of the party, as if he ex pected to get a pot shot as the coons dashed by. "Careful, now," warned Maj. Houck. "Don't shoot until I give the word." By this time Grover Cleveland and Lizzie, his running mate, barked "treed." One of the darkies urged the party to follow him and they all hurried in the direction of the baying dogs. When they reached the scene, J the canines were seated on their I haunches under a pawpaw sapling, yelping excitedly. Steve, an ebony shaded youth, took the gun from Mr. Albert and as the young ladies clamped their hands to their ears, fired. There was a rustle i nthe tree and then a thump on the ground. The young ladies rushed up to get a look and there lay old Br'er Possum a corpse. A few minutes later the dogs treed another 'possum, and just to break the monotony, Steve squirreled up the tree and dragged the humiliated ani mal down by the tail. He was pro nounced a hero by the young ladies. A brush heap was ignited and the party gathered around to get better acquainted with the possum. The ani mal, true to traditions, played dead. His actions deeply affected the gentler sex, who expressed the belief that the 'possum was critically ill and begged the negroes to liberate it. But they knew the tricks of Br'er Tossum and refused. "Well, let's gig some more," urged Kimmel and the hunt was renewed. A short time later the dogs stopped under a huge elm tree and began to bay. The tree top was carefully scru tinized by the darkies who discovered the prize of the evening a real, na tive born coon. "Here's where the head of this ex pedition does some nifty work," said Major Houck. He leveled the gun at the top of the $ree and let drive. The coon tumbled down, and then came the most pathetic moment of the evening. The death of that coon almost caus ed the fair hunters to weep. "It groan ed just like a baby," said one last ! night. "It was just .terrible." ... -After the m4ral pijsail. aTOiVtoid GOVERNORS This picture shows ten of the governors of federal reserve banks out of the total of twelve. Back row, left to right: Charles J. Rhoads of Philadelphia, district 3; Oscar. Wells. Houston. Tex., district II; Alfre.l I Aiken. Bos ton, district I; Benjamin Strong. Jr., New York, district 2: Archibald Kains. San Francisco, district !2. Front row, left to right: D. R. Faucher. Cleveland, district 4; George J. Seay. Richmond, district ."5; Joseph A. McCord. Atlanta, district C; Theodore Wold, Minneapolis, district 9; CharleM. Sawyer. Topeka. district 10. MERCHANTS WILL HELP THE NEEDY Outline Plan To Co-operate With Provident Association Wilier New President. At the meeting of the Retail Mer chants' Association at the Commercial Club last evening, a resolution was passed by which the Association will be enabled to co-operate with the Provi dent Association in the matter of car ing for the deserving poor of this city during the winter months. Each merchant will prepare a list of articles to be delivered to the Provi dent Association, which organization wil be authorized to call when neces sary for donations of merchandise or other relief for the needy. " Mr. Aicrnerson suggested as a method of avoiding being imposed up on by imposters, a plan that had been successfully operated in a city where he formerly lived. He stated that the Provident Association provided each merchant with a card stating that he was a member of the Provident As sociation to hang in his place of busi ness to show to anyone seeking char ity, and in that way there was no danger of being imposed upon by un deserving persons who would know better to approach the officers of the Provident Association for relief. It was also suggested that there are many people who have useful articles to give to the association but do not know where to leave them, and under this arrangement they will le enabled to leave their packages with any mer chant in the city, with the assurance that their donation will reach the proper parties. It was also agreed that during Thanksgiving time the merchants will co-operate with the Provident Associa tion to see that every one gets a good dinner on Thanksgiving day. In addition to this work of affilia tion with the Provident Association an election was held at which the follow ing officers were elected the ensuing year: H. R. Wilier, president; Louis Ische, vice-president; W. W. Hinchey, secre tary; Alvin Bergman, treasurer; R. E. Lamkin, trustee, and Will Bergman, trustee. The meeting last evening had its full attendance, and is regarded as the most satisfactory ever held by the or ganization. the party was homeward bound, the dogs treed another 'possum, which was slain without any formalities.' Before they reached the Houck resi dences, the dogs brought two more to bay, but the fear of being classed as game hogs caused Uie young ladies to insist that the two 'possums be spared. It was 1 o'clock when they reached the crest of the hill upon .which the Houck mansion stands. After serv ing tea, they retired. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 15 There was a large increase in hog receipts nere today and prices were 35 cents higher, due, dealers said, to the quarantine at Chicago. Sheep were up .15 cents. , St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 5 Higher prices in hogs and sheep prevailed to day.. "Cattle, were steady.. Hogs .were OF TEN FEDERAL RESERVE Si YrJ- "W Si if cpV " ' DRAINAGE MACHINES CONTRACTED FOR New Equipment To Be Working By February, Superior To Discarded Machines Recent developments in the drain age situation would indicate that the delay occasioned by the legal entangle ment which resulted in the suspension of the dredging work in the big diver sion channel of the Little River Drainage District, will soon be over come, and work resumed with facilities sufficient to complete the undertaking in the required time. For the past four days there has been held in the office of the Little River Drainage -Disi Vet, in this city a meeting of contractors and drag line manufacturers for the purpose of making definite arrangements to the end that the undertaking may be car ried out as quickly as possible. - The meeting adjourned yesterday, and it is believed that a satisfactory solution of the difficulty has been reached. Those present at the meeting were men who have large interests in the project in consultation with represent atives of manufacturers of the large type of drag line machines. The plans decided upon were to se cure live largo drag lines, ranging from 100 to 1 foot boom, with to 4li yard capacities, and the prob abilities are if all arrangements are concluded the machines will be in op eration by the first of February, 191-1. The question yet to be decided is the motor. It seems that the tackle motor recommended for power to be used on the new machines is question ed by the Missouri Utilities Co., as to the effect it might have on their op eration. That question is to be de cided by an investigation on the part of the Utilities Co., at an early date, in Chicago on machines being used in the side cut off of the Chicago Sani tary Canal. Jt is the intention to place two of these machines at the mouth of Crooked Creek, near Allenville, to work east, and the remaining three will be placed at the river end and work west. All of these prospective machines are of greater capacity, and it is be lieved of more substantial construc tion the two Lidgerwood machines that were formerly usd on the work. The new machines are manufactur ed by the Bucyrus Manufacturing Co., ! of Milwaukee, Wis. The meeting which was attended by W. C. Merritt of the Merritt & Gil bert Construction Co.,' of New York, D. C. Stephens of Buffalo, N. Y., Win. Eager", General Sales Agent of the Bucyrus Mfg Co., E. K. Swigert, As sistant Engineer of the Bucyrus, Mfg. Co., and John P. Gilbert, of New Y'ork. The meeting adjourned yesterday afternoon, and if the investigation of the power proposition is satisfactory, the machines will be placed on the grounds at ence and the work will' be in full operation within two months. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. fi Prices were higher at the Stockyards today, dtie to the quarantine, at Chicago.. Cat tle and hegs were up 15 to 25c, and 8hee50 t9?6rv -R&Sjpts were norm gi BANKS W. A. VERNON WILL GO TO WAR ZONE Civil Engineer Leaves Frisco Work to Depart For England, His Former Home. W. A. Verncn, the Civil Engineer who has been engaged in the Frisco Railroad's improvement work along the levee, has resigned his position and will depart today for England. He goes to St. Louis, then to Can ada and back to Xew York City, from which point he probably will take pas sage. Mr. Vernon's mother is now in London, having arrived there recently from Switzerland where she experienc ed thrilling adventures due to the war. Mr. Vernon informed The Tribune last night that he would spend the wmiei m me war zone, nut proDah.'y wouki return 10 me u nited Mates an! may be Missouri next spring. This matter, however, is not certain. He will be with his mother during the winter, and they expect to travel together, visiting the cities that have ' figured prominently in the war. Mr. Vernon's mother is the Honorable Mrs. William Vernon, her husband having been a member of the English nobility. Mr. Vernon' has lived the J A . 1 1 ' 1 greater pan oi nis nie in r.ngianct and Canada, although he was educated ! in Switzerland. Mr. Vernon has lived in Cape Gir ardeau hardly a year, but has made a host of friends during his stay. He has been socially active. Close friends gave him a farewell dinner last right, which was attended by about a dozen young men. LATE ELECTION FIGURES. Chicago, Nov. 5 There is no fur ther doubt that Lawrence Y. Sherman has won the United States Senator ship over Roger Sullivan, the Demo crat whom President Wilson indorsed. The latest available returns from 2,758 precincts downstate give Sher man a plurality over Sullivan of fi(,774. Deducting Sullivan's plurality of rf,.r!)0 in Cook County still gives Sherman a lead of 10,175. The total vote cat in the state, except 20 pre cincts, gives Sherman "70,681 and Sullivan r.60,506. St. Louis, Nov. 5 It is conceded at Republican headquarters that Joseph J. Russel has defeated Thomas J. Brown for Congress from the Four teenth district but the victory is small. It is not believed the Congressman will have more-than .100 votes to spare when the complete returns are in. Washington, Nov. 5 Reports trom a number ow districts west of the Mis sissippi river coming in to the Demo cratic and Republican Congressional committee here. reach widely different conclusions in estimates concerning the make-up of the House.' The Demo crats tonight claim a majority over the Republicans of 46 and over the Re publicans and all 'minor parties. The Republicans, however, only conceded the Democrats a majority in the House of 22. ; Depression Oyer, Sayi Comptroller Washington, Nov. 5 Reports that are now coming to the Comp ; troller's office from every section of the Country, indicate an emphatic ; relaxation of the financial tension, and an increasing supply of loan able funds is reported. Steady and uninterrupted progress is being ; made toward normal conditions. t .. . .The above statement was issued tonight by Comptroller of Cur .' ; rency WilUams after he had. received, Toxd froni many. National banks . ' as to the financial situation. His, 'statement was the mast oplimistfc , . tjocwmwii, -tubus &y a-gversmejvc SIEMERS LEADS THE FIELD ON OFFICIAL COUNT Popular Recorder Gets 46 More Votes Than Judge Paar Hays Close Third. AMENDMENTS LOST BY A HEAVY VOTE Woman Suffrage Defeated Almost 3 to 1 County Unit Likewise Swamped. The oflicial vote of last Tuesday's election in Cape Girardeau County was completed yesterday, and showed that G. F. Siemers led the field, with Judge Paar a nose behind and Edward D. Hays a close third. -Air. Siemers defeated .Mr. Roloff by 778 votes. The total cast for .Mr. j Siemers was 3.085 ami 2,237 for Ro loff, and 84 for Daume, the Progres sive candidate for Recorder. Tui-lrv O.i i .. .. r ? niiti . . t uwj;- i cut iririvni .1,11.,: voles lf ; ZZii) tor Peterman, getting a majority of 700. ' ! Judge Hays got 3,022 votes against j bringing up heavy reiiir.iwim-nls to 2,27!) for Miller, or a majority of 74.:. j mai,e a now. fetXi. ir ,,. Frank Caldwell defeated Gaines by j through Ypres, Li.'fe and Arras. It 6!)., the former getting 2,f7o' votes to i is reported that three hundred and llf his opponent's 2,2$ 1, and !ti going to j ty thousand men ate Win-; ndded f.r Heinberg, the Progressive candidate. this purpose. The first returns of the votes cast j Tno Al'ies are planivn- to meet for J. Henry Caruthers, Hen K. Mas- ,hom w5,h fr's'' Iroov. ters, niucher Sperling. F. W. Ober-j London, Nov. " "I he P.; iii-h r.-.ine heide, H. V. Hridges and D. A. N'ieh- : sweeuer Mary was sunk bv a mine in ols were not materially changed by the oflicial count. The vote on the amendment were about as had been anticipated, every one of them lieinc- ilnfieivolv rlof,.ntr-! Thrs ....1S i.iro.nK- tA ,.iw;.. caused by the Woman Suffrage and the County LTnit treasures. i There were L'lOO people who voted for the Woman Suffrage amendment and :;,"lf. men who cast lhr votes against it. It fared slightly worse than the County Unit amendment, which received 1,.,S7 votes for it and ;!,200 against it. Reports from St. Louis indicate that the Countv Ur.it amendment was defeated outside of 10 large cities, while the Suffrage measure probably wa.-. app;oed by the small cities and country districts. The large cities, however, cast heavy polls . U 1 - u 1 i;;ui:i.-.L n:v .uiu numt in, which was ;e- feated by probably 100,000. The '"Full Crew amendment went down with the wreck, as had been generally predicted. The trainmen, ex- cept the brakemen who were directly interested in the measure, were against it, and this with the slush fund furnished by the railroads, caused its defeat. Jn Cape Girardeau county 1,011 votes were cast for this amend ment to ",4:11 against it. The amendments Eleven and Twelve providing home rule for St. Louis, were badly defeated in this county. Only 810 voted for Eleven and ::.2r2 against it. Twelve received 80fi votes and 3,2"7 against it. The vote on the fifteen amendments. as shown by the official count, follows: j Turkish forces under German ollieers. For Against1:! stae of war exists between Great First !).-0 Second 7S4 Third . R10 Fourth 4G Fifth 76G Sixth . 7:;S Seventh . ... . . , 1424 Eighth . .............. 882 Ninth 1041 Tenth . i::87 Eleventh . 81!) Twelfth '. . ....... 80fi Thirteenth . ......... l.,0() Fourteenth 482 Fifteenth 408 :!::o." 3201 3420 3013 3234 3413 2807 3001 3434 3200 3202 "-.? , Chic? go, Nov. 5 Hog prices ad- i vaneed 25 to 50 cents here today, due j to. the quarantine- Sheep advanced 10 cents and eattle 10 tm 20 cents a hun dred pounds. cmvai id a long time. - - BRITISH MINE SWEEPER SUNK BY GERMAN MINE Six of Crew Are Saved, Re port Firing in the North Sea. ISLAND OF CYPRI S TAKEN BY ENGLAND flreat Britain Announces That State of War Exists HiMween King and Sulian. London, Nov. ." The (in man sub marines of the latest tv v and a num ber of tarpodo boats are bci:: rushed across Belgium fr;::n Germany on trains for launching at Bruges to raid the British coaxt, accord! it!; to a dis patch from Amsterdam. The Germans have tlo-cd the water way between Bnivcs and Z.ehruue. Great bodies of nava1 -i-.cnc.s and ac tive seamen are massed at Bruuc.; aid man t!c sea h'hkrs s;o! as thev enicr the water. i Paris. Nov. 5 The Get mans .n j the North Sta today. S 01 the creu j of 1 1 were rescued. The simi;r w iio ; Y'ere kd at Lowestoft reported i "'' un firing o.T H.e Yorkshire I coast this afternoon. ' r.re.it HriinS., i r ,.-!!.. ..v od the Isand of Cyprus, in the Mcdif- i crraneaa.which nomie.i'lv formed a part of the Turk's!: Empire. The defensive alliance between Great Britain and Turkey hain In come annul'td by thi outbreak of wa.-. the British Government derided it was necessary to appropriate the island in 'order that proper pioision might be ; made for its government and for its i protection. The island, since the AnIo-TurkMi convention of 1878, had keen a ecu pi 'd and administered by Great Britain, though il had remained under the si:- ! - ...i ., ; zcrainiy O! ire Miitan. j It was officially announced in l.on- don today tat a state ' war ei-ts between Great Britain and Turkey. This follows the announcement in Constantinople yesterday that llie Porte had recalled the Turkish Ambas sadors to France and Great Britain, the Charge d'AtTaires at IYtrrad and the Minister to Sria. The Am bassadors from the Su'tan's Gmm m.nt left London an' Bordeaux, la-t night. It is understood that Tewiik Pasha, the Ambassador to London, did all in his power to preserve peace be tween Turkey and Great Britain. A proclamation gazetted today reads as follows: "Owing to hosti'c acts committed by Britain and Turte from today and all proclamations anH orders in council is sued wth reference to the state of war between Great Britain and Germany ancf Austria shall apply !o the state of war between Grea Britain and Tur key." A privy council was held in Buckingham Palare this morning to discuss this Question. At its conclu sion King George signed the docu ments oroclaiming the state of war. 1?.4(i Bucharest. Nov. 5 Turkish war '.722 ! ships haw sunk two I'tisMan passen '7lf) I g-n steamers in the 'Black Sea. forc- ling the nasengers and crews to tak to the boats. Santiago, Chile.. Nov. 3 A steam collier which has arrived at Valparaiso reports having seen eieht Japanese warshias at Easier Island in the Paci fic ahoft 2300 miles west of the Chil ean coast. East Island belongs to the Republic of Chile. No word has come from the British ships that engaged the German squad ron off Corone' Sundav and the Brit ish sifV of We sforr is yet to be told. According fo German accounts their armored criisers Scharnhorst and Gneisennu and the light cruisers Ncurnberg. Leinsic and Bremen c.i i, , U : . : fContjrtttffl ;r!r -page" tl;rf .