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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAFE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1915.
Remember Southeast Missouri Trust Company "TS The Largest Bank in Southeast M issou ri, -M- having a Capital and Surplus of $555,000.00. Money deposited in this Institution has a greater margin of security than a deposit in any other bank in this city. ' This bank always has been safe and sound, good and strong. The Directors of this institution are successful Southeast Missouri Business Men, and own a large part of the Capital Stock of the Company. Last year was the best year this In stitution has ever had. We pay interest on all Deposits. We pay 4 per cent interest on Time and Sav ings Deposits. We act as Administrator, Executor, Guardian and Trustee. We Solicit Your Business. E. J. Deal, Ircs. Satn'l M. Carter, Sec'y.-Tres. News Ffoin The County Sea! Jackson, I.Iarch 10. .Uis. L. 1-. Ivio&ici liiann of the Cape veiled Jacks on rieatives yesterday. Miss xSrorma Hines will resume her siudies at the Cape formal after a few months' rest on account of ill hcalta. Grant Sutton moved from Burford ville to Jackson yesterday and is oc cupying part of Leon Chppard's prop erty on First South street. Those attending the Bottlers' Con vention here yesterday were well en tertained .especially at the ' banquet which was given in honor of the visit ors, and which some of our most prominent citizens also attended. W. B. Hays of Poplar Bluff, president of the association, was toastmaster, and asked everyone present to respond, which called forth some excellent talks. About 10:30 o'clock all depart ed for their home except Tom Boyd of Kennett who will leave today. John Freund and Elmer Jloore, two of the Benton men who were injured in the auto accident here yesterday and who are at the Burford Hotel in the care of a physician, will return to their homes today. Mrs. Freund and a son arrived in Jackson last night. Mrs. Freund remained here with her husband, the son returned home, but will come foT his parents today. El mer Moore's mother and some friends will come for him. The attending physician says both Mr. Freund and Mr. Moore are doing as well as can be expected. Sherman Haupt returned this morn ing from Olney, 111., where he has been on business. Misses Magdalene Grohsmann and Willie Williams went to the Cape to day after Miss Lulu Rodgers. Miss Kogders expects to visit with Miss Grohsmann. Miss Mary Dell Caldwell is clerk ing in Priest-Behrens' store. A son was born to Reverend and Mrs. Kachbrenner of Tilsit a few days ago. Mr. Cook of Fredericktown, State Inspector of Pure Food, is in Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Howard of Birch Tree are visiting Mr. Wilson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard. Bern Looney visited his mother at the Cape yesterday. Miss Helen Schenk of Farmington is visiting her sister, Mrs. Al Hunze. Tier. Larson of the Cape, Rev. Self of Advance and Kev. Reid of Oak : Ridge were In Jackson yesterday at tending the union meeting. Mrs. J. L. Jenkins ran a crochet needle in her finger yesterday after noon. After trying in vain to pull it cut, a physician was summoned, who, on finding the hook was caught in the finger so that he could not easily pull it out, pushed the needle through far enough to break off the hoof, then pulled the rest of the needle out the way it had entered, and the finger is not very sore today. Will Renry of Lutesville was in Jackson yesterday on business. George Seibert, who has been suf fering with rheumatism, will go to Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday to seek relief. Mesdames Doc. Moore, James Ben nett, and Annie Bienlein, also Martin Wagner, are on the sick list. Miss Ora Switzer, who has been at tending the Cape Normal, will remain at home the rest of the school year. Ed Rose, son of W. C. Rose of Go donville, has accepted a position with his uncle, Ed Kerstner, in the Cit Drug Store. Miss Nora Ford of Gordonville is visiting relatives in Jackson. The sofa pillow which was raffled by the Misses Morna and Ruby Beattie was won by Mrs. John Shields. Master Robert Mueller of the Cape took dinner with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Mueller, Sr., to day, and will spend the night with the family of S. M. McAtee. Leo Mueller went to Fredericktown with his grand father, R. M. Slaughter, this morning Mr. Jenkins, banker of Advance, was a Jackson visitor yesterday. Mrs. Gerry Sibley is quite sick; threatened with pneumonia. Harry Wagner and wife of the Cape are here visiting relatives for a few days. M. L. Spradling died at his home in Jackson at 11 o'clock last night, aged 62 years, 5 months and 7 days. Mr. Spradling is survived by his widow and ten children, all of whom reside in Jackson except two daugh ters, Mrs. Cora Strong, who lives near Whitewater, and Mrs. Carrie Gandy of Folcan, Colo. Two sons, Luther and Albert, are prosperous and respected business men of Jackson, the former being of the firm of Macom & Sprad ling, general merchants, and the lat ter, an attorney. One son, Wilbur, died a few years ago. Mr. Spradling was the only child of Thomas and Susan Spradling. His father died when he was eight years old, and when only ten years old, he worked to help support his mother. Mr. Spradling has been a citizen of Jackson since 1906, and won the re spect and esteem of all he came in contact with. The funeral will be tomorrow after noon. Short services at the home at 2 o'clock, 'and interment in the "City cemetery. Jackson lodge A. F. & A. M. will have charge of the funeral. John Howard and family, Mrs. Rus- sel' Patterson, Mrs. J. P. Mabrey and son, Ralph, Rev. Jenkins, Mrs. Wil liams of Williams Creek, and Mrs Frank McLain, are some of the Jack son people who are sick in bed with la grippe. Rev. Devault of Marble Hill, will arrive in Jackson today on a visit to his daughter who is teacher in our high school. Tomorrow Rev. Devault will go t6 Burfordsville to hold ec: ices and from there will return home. .Some six or seven ladies gave Mrs. Sam Petermann a surprise party to day in honor of her birthday. Carl Gaebe of Farmington, who ha been visiting relatives at Oak Ridgo. came to Jackson this morning to takr the Iron Mountain train for his home Lloyd Macom, who has been t' ing at Leemon, is at home, his school having losed last night. Mrs. Ed Schneider and two children, who lived several miles south of town, will spend Sunday with Wm. Schneider. Miss Ruth McAtee, who is visiting in Fredericktown, will return horn.? Monday and will bring Mrs. R. M Slaughter with her. Mesdames Theodore Kiepe, Louise Cleve and Carl Gaebe will be down from Oak Ridge tomorrow to spend the day with Mrs. Johanna Cleve. Mrs. Albert Behrens entertained ai. dinner yesterday the Misses Irene Behrens, Grace and Ethel McLain, and Pearl Williams of Cape Girardeau. The Misses Luding and Samuels, who have been visiting the family of John Ritter, returned to their home near Oak Ridge Saturday evening;. Miss Luding was here taking the teachers' examination. Attorneys A. M. Spradling and T. D. Hines will go to Marble Hill to morrow on business. Rev. Abe C. Jones, superintendent for this district of the Children's Home Society of Missouri, was in Jackson yesterday and visited the different churches. The Misses Helen Ilines and Freda Ilasslinger of the Cape are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wolters. A daughter of K. Welling, colore:!, -iio live near Oak Ridge, died last night. Thi funeral will take place in Jackson tomorrow. Services at the A. M. E. church at 10 a. m. and thence to the City cemetery. The deceased was 44 years old and unmarried. Miss Helena Kies spent the week end with home folks. Ernest Rabold, who has been em ployed as barber in Jonesboro, Ark., but resigned there some time ago, and with his family has been with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Rabold, in Jack son, departed for his former place cf business yesterday. The family is stijl here, but will join Mr. Rabold. The Southeast Missouri Bottler's Associaton will meet in Jackson to morrow. The Commercial Club will meet tonight to devise some forms cf entertainment for the visitors. R. W. Wilson will deliver the welcoming ad dress to the association. We understand that Henry Gockcl will purchase two automobiles '- hich he will use for passenger service be tween Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Tommy Hunt will be one of the chauf feurs. Miss Alma Voges spent the past week with her sister, Mrs. Henry Hoffmeister, who lives north of town. J. C. Clippard is moving into the Wiggington ome on North High street today. Miss Daisy Rennick, who attends the Cape Normal, is visitng her aunt, Mrs. Belle Hart. Miss Ramona Duckworth of the Cape, has been the guest of Miss Bes sie Samuels since Saturday. Last night Miss Nellie Cramer entertained the Misses Duckworth and Samuels at her home. Miss Duckworth will return to her home tomorrow. There were forty-six joined with the church at the union meeting last night. Mrs. Ailsie Moore died at her home in Eloomf ield Saturday of burns which she received on Thursday. Mrs. Moore was the grandmother of Mrs. Willis Knox of Jackson, and lived in this county until a few years ago when she with her sons by her first husband, moved to Stoddard County. Mrs. Moore's maiden name was Nations. Mr. and Mrs. M. Daley will go to St. Louis tomorrow for a visit with Mrs. Daley's niece, Mrs. Perry. Rev. Crow, financial secretary of Marvin College at Fredericktown, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mc Combs, Jr. License to marry was issued late this afternoon to Henry D. Condray of Ellsinore, Carter County, Mo., and Miss Mattie Huff of Williamsville, Wayne County, Mo. Mr. Condray is said to be a student, now enrolled at the State Normal school at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mis3 Huff, who has been teaching near Williamsville, was formerly a student at the Normal. Twenty-fiv members of the Bot tlers' Association are in convention here today. R. K. Wilson made an ad dress of welcome to which W. B. Hays of Poplar Bluff responded, and then a business session at which the officers , i JACKSON MAN WOUNDS NEGRO - LUMBER THIEF Herman RoIofT, Hiding in Bungalow, Shoots Black as He Flees. J FORTY SHOT LODGED IN BACK OF NEGRO Contractor Placed Powder i n Lumber, But Exploding Stove Didn't Reform Thief Herman Roloff, a Jackson con tractor, last night shot a negro whom he had caught stealing lumber from a bungalow being erected in the county seat for John Heinberg. Lumber of many varieties has been disappearing nightly since Mr. Roloff began the construction of the build ing. When he first discovered that a thief had been appropriating the wood, he loaded some of the heavy pieces and placed them where they would be certain to attract the attention of the miscreant. He bored holes in the lumber and then filled them with powder and shot, after which he covered the holes with a thin layer of wood so that the thief would not discover the trap. Early the next morning after he had loaded the lumber, there was an ex plosion in the home of Clarence Un derwood, a negro, who lives only a short distance from the new bungalow. When inquiries were made, Under wood stated that the coal had thrown off more gas than the chimney could carry away, and consequently the pressure blew off the stove lids. No serious damage was done. Mr. Roloff suspected that the gas was due to the powder and shot that he had deposited in the pine boards, and consequently thought that the thefts of lumber would cease. "This joke has gone far enough," Mr. Roloff informed his friends. "I am going to hide in this bungalow and watch until I catch the thief, if it takes me all summer.". But a few days later he discovered that the lumber pirate had called again. The next night more lumber disappeared, and when he totaled his loss yesterday morning, Mr. Roloff stated that at least $300 worth of pine had been carried away. Shortly before dusk last night bo concealed himself in a corner of the new house, accompanied by his trusty shot gun, which had been loaded for bear. He had been on picket duty less than an hour, when he noticed a man enter the yard and step hurriedly to the lumber pile. Gathering up an armful, he started away. "Halt!" shouted Roloff. Instead of halting, the form began to vanish, but he dropped the lumber. "If you don't stop, I'll shoot," warned the contractor. But the thief ap parently believed he eould outrun or dinary bullets under pressure, and he put on full speed. "Bang," went the gun, and the lum ber thief tumbled over in a heap after emitting one sharp wail. "I bagged him," said Roloff to himself, as he started for Sheriff Summers. After notifying the Sheriff, Roloff summon ed Dr. Hays. They went to the scene in a body, and just where the contractor savJ the target would be found, lay Clar ence Underwood. Scattered between the waist line and his knees were about forty bird shot, imbedded in the flesh, but not deep enough to be con sidered seriously. "Yo' sho am some shooter, boss; tlat's whut yo' am," said Underwood to Roloff. The negro was taken home, where his wounds were dressed. No warrant was issued for his arrest last night, but Sheriff Summers announc ed that he would be formally placed under arrest today. for the ensuing year were elected was held. The following officers were elected: W. B. Hays of Poplar Bluff, president; Alvin Milde of Jackson, vice-president; Oliver of Chaffee, secretary-treasurer. Five cars are tak ing the visitors over town this after noon. The Gem Theater will give an extra show for them and after the show a banquet will be held in the M"'de building. Charlie Steck is confined ' to his home, having hurt himself in lifting a heavy weight while working. Adam Hoffman, station agent at the Cape for the C. G. & N., is in Jackson today. DRY PARTY IS MOISTENED BY DAMP EVENING Five "Politicians" Who De f y Wet Weather, are Soaked Enroute to Dry Meeting. "GUM DROP" PARTY TO MEET ON DRY NIGHT Ticket May be Nominated Next Monday Eve, If it Isn't Too Wet. The wet weather kept the drys away from the dry meeting, which was called last night to consider plac ing a dry ticket in the field. Five drys, who defied the elements, got wet going to and from the Pres byterian church, in the basement of which the politicians assembled. The drys who were not kept away by the wet weather were: Prof. H. S. Moore, Rev. I. L. Holt, C. H. Sontag, T. C. Tade and W. C. Ballard. These gentlemen are the main props in the "guni drop" party. The meeti ngwas called for 7:45, and at that hour the delegates had as sembled, and were endeavoring to dry cut by hovering around the big fur nace. In the absence of the regular chair man, Prof. Moore pressed himself in to service. "The wet weather has made it impossible for a great many of the brethern to be present," said the chairman. "I suggest that we adjourn to meet again Monday evening, when it is to be hoped we will have a dry evening." Before the motion was unanimously carried, it was suggested that cards be sent out to the members of the "gum drop" party, urging them to be present at the meeting Monday even ing. "How much money have we?" asked Brother Sontag. "About two hundred," replied Chairman Moore, stepping a bit closer to the big, warm furnace. "Have we that much money on hand?" queried Brother Sontag. "Oh, 1 1 thought you referred to the mem bers," answered Chairman Moore. "No, we haven't that much money on hand. I should say we had probably as much as $50." "Then we can have some cards printed," volunteered Brother Sontag. Mr. Tade, being a spencerian ex pert, informed the brethern that he would save the party the expense of having the cards printed by writing them himself. "Good," sang out one of the dele gates. Mr. Tade's offer was then unanimously accepted, the five mem bers voting for it with affirmative nods. By the way of explanation, it was stated by the chairman that Brothers Stubblefield and Flentge were not kept away by the wet weather, but by illness. The absence of Brother Mar tin, who had promised Chairman Moore to be present no matter how wet it was, had a depressing effect upon the five drys who braved the wet weather. The "gum drop" party may nom inate a city ticket next Monday night, if the weather isn't too wet. MARRIAGE LICENSES Earl R. Marlin;. Cape Girardeau Emma Barnes .j Cape Girardeau Paul B. Goodwin Centralia, III. Elizabeth Chappell . . . Cape Girardeau MANY GUESTS TO BE IN CITY DURING MAY Commercial Club Plans to Take Care of Visitors McPher son Home. Extensive preparations are being made for the entertainment of the vis itors attending the various conven tions to be held in this city during the month of May, and a joint meeting of various committees interested in the approaching events, met last night at the Commercial Club in joint session with representatives of the various contemplated assemblages. E. M. Carter in behalf of the ap proaching athletic meet, to be held in this city on May 8, stated that the in terest being displayed would indicate that it is to be the biggest meet ever held in the ten years that the custom of holding annual meets has been ob served. The Commercial Club agreed to pro vide souvenir watch fobs for each contestant. It is estimated that there will be about 500 contestants, repre senting about 100 high schools. John Lilly, in behalf of the Knights of Columbus convention, asked that the Commercial Club assist in the sale of tickets to the concert to be given by the St. Louis Choral Club, ami it was agreed that the request should be granted. The Commercial Club will also pro- There Is Rob Locke A young fellow with a pretty wife and three little children, and he is trying to provide money to take care of bis helpless little family, in case anything happens to him. Ever since he married, he has been squeezing ten cents out of his lunch money, and doing without a new suit when he needed it, and yet all he has managed to save for the family to live on, if he is taken away, is $900. And he could have a $10,000 estate all this while! A contract that would give $10,000 to him in twenty years, if he lives, or to his family tomorrow, if he should die that soon, nould not cost Rob one cent more than he is now saving each month. There is a big difference between being worth $10,000 today and waiting until you have saved that much before it is yours! Of course, it is easy for others to see what a mistake Rob is making and the chances he is taking all for nothing. Eut he doesn't see it not vividly enough to right himself. He is plodding along, fretting over his little $900 when he would do far better work in his business, be care-free and happier, and have that $10,000 as sure as the sun goes on shining. But he does not under stand securing an Endowment contract from one of the great Life In surance companies and he does not ask anybody who could tell him about it. v FRED B. PATTEN, Genl. Agt. of the German Mutual Lite of St. Louis 3rd Natl. Bank BIdg. ST. LOUIS Organized 1857 vide a band to assist the visiting Cairo band, during the time that the Knights are in the city. It was also announced taht arrangements have been made to secure the use of the tteamer Cape Girardeau for excursion purposes on Tuesday afternoon. J. H. McPherson, President of the Commercial Club, has been selected to deliver an address of welcome to the visiting Knights of Columbus, before they open their business session. The Elks' Lodge has offered free use of their quarters for social pur poses, and arrangements have been made for the Park Theater ir which to hold business sessions. Peter Lang, in behalf of the Odd Fellows and Rebeccas, advised the meeting that nothing further could bo done in making arrangements until the arrival and departure of the grand officers who would behere next week to arrange a suitable program. He said that boat excursions had already been arranged for and that every thing within the power of local members had been looked after. The matter of offering inducements to the 101 Ranch Show was discussed by the members present, and it was decided to extend a cordial invitation to Miller Bros, to visit the city some time during next month. It was agreed that an invitation or request be extended to the directors of the fair, asking that they be pres ent, -or through a representative, meet with the Commercial Club at its next regular meeting, for the purpose of taking up the matter of holding a fair next fall. J. A. Schulte of St. Louis was a business visitor in this city yesterday. John S. Fielding of St. Louis visited friends in this city yesterday. J. H. Barner & Son of Lafe, Ark., yesterday closed a contract for the purchase of a threshing outfit from the Freez Manufacturing Company of this city, and the machine was ship ped to them. A. E. Amb, an insurance man of St. Lcuis, was a business visitor in this city yesterday. Sherman Haupt of Jackson visited friends in the Cape yesterday. J. F. Carmack. a soap salesman of St. Louis, transacted business in this city yesterday. W. A. Loefflcr, a grocery salesman of Lutesville, is a business visitor in this city. I. M. Ridlcr of St. Louis, was a busi ness visitor in this city yesterday. T. M. Walker of Poplar Bluff is a business visitor in this city. C. H. Bransford of Fulton, Ky., is a business visitor in this city. L. A. Goodwin of Jackson was in the city yesterday on business. l III ! H ' . a- tli ill ' : 1 MSnm. 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