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THE Wfttr TRIfiUNfe AffD CAPE COUNt? HERALD, t RlfUY, MAY 28, 1915."
Rooster Ready To Be Stewed Dies Of Fatty Degeneration Of Heart. Foir Your Baby fohn Herbst Finds Bird in Faint, But it Passes Away Before Be Can Find Borse Doctor. The Signature of tr Via. ' 'I WILLINGNESS TO OBLIGE THE public has a right to something more than perfunctory service from those who supply its telephone needs. There is something more to a telephone ser vice than merely placing at the disposal of the public adequate telephone equipment. Courtesy, willingness to oblige and patience, under trying conditions on the part of telephone employes, promote friendly feeling and arc essen tial to the best kind of telephone service. - Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co. PRETTY HAT TAKEN BY CHAFFEE LASSIE Myrtle Foley Likes Spring Head gear and Steals Lid, But Returns it. Myrtle Foley, a young woman whose home- is in Smcltervillo, a southern suburb of this city, was taken into cus tody yesterday afternoon by Officer Charles Stone, on suspicion of having stolen a hat belonging to a Mrs. Mil ler of 111 Main street. ' The prisoner was taken to the office of Ben Vinyard, where she was ques tioned by Chief of Police Jeff Hutson and Officer Stone. She was also con fronted by Mrs. Miller who insisted that the hat Miss Foley was wearing was the one that had been misappro priated. When questioned, concerning the charge, she admitted that she hal ta ken the hat. She expressed an anxiety to return the property to Mrs. Miller, and was permittee '.o do so as Mrs. Miller said she did not desire to prose- ! cute the prisoner. Miss Foley is the daughter of John Fok-y, who lives in Smelterville, and is employed in the cement factory. His laughter, who is 17 years of age, has been staying with her aunt, Mrs. Ella Foley, of Chaffee. She returned to the Cape for a visit a few days ago, and on Saturday even ing visit !d Mrs. Miller, who lives in the rooms on the second floor of the building at 111 Main street. After lcaviug the premises, Mrs. Miller heard someone enter the rooms again, and before she could investigate, she heard the party making a hurried de parture. When she entered the room where she had heard the intruder, she noticed the hat was missing. She suspected Miss Foley, and knowing that she was expected to return to Chaffee in a few rlnv-s. she watrhod the outtroinc south bound trains. ' Yf sterday afternoon Miss Foley was seen by Officer Stone as she was going toward the depot preparatory to de parting for Chaffee. He took her into custody, and an investigation proved the corrections of Mrs. Miller's sus "picions as the prisDner was wearing the hat when captured. Upon turning the property over to Mrs. Miller, the prisoner was released and permitted to continue her journey. The hat was pretty and Officer Stone admitted the girl looked well in it. BABY TAYLOR IMPROV ING Little Girl Eats Ico Cream After Fif teen Hours Unconscious. Rosemary Taylor, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tay lor, who was so severely injured Mon day evening by swallowing carbolic acid, is reported by her physician. Dr. W. C. Fatto'n to be getting along all right. Dr. Tatton stated last evening that the greatest injuries sustained were from absorption of the poison rather than from swallowing it. He stated the little patient was un conscious for about fifteen hours, but revived yesterday, afternoon and ate some ice cream, and was apparently much improved. H. G. Estes, a prominent merchant of Illmo. was a business visitor in this city yesterday. CHARLES COFERWILL WED MISS OSTERLOH Popular Young Cape Couple Will Spend Honeymoon at Summer Resort, Friend Learn. Charles Cofer," president of the Sherman-Cofer Furnishing Store in Haarig, is soon to become a benedict. He will be married to Miss Ernestine Rose Osterloh during the latter part of next month, which is" Cupid's best month of the year. The announcement of their engage ment was made at a linen shower giv en in honor of Miss Osterloh at the home of Miss Marie Carroll this week. The guests were the members of Miss Osterloh's social set. Miss Osterloh is a member of the well-known Cape family by that name, and Mr. Cofer has been a member of the younger Cape business men for several years, a few months ago he organized the Sherman-Cofer store and has made an exceptional success as president and manager. The exact date of the nuptials has not been revealed, but it is understood that it will take place during the latter part of June. They will spend their honeymoon in the East, and will go to housekeeping immediately upon their return. Mr. Cofer and his bride-to-bo have selected the furniture for their home, and it is said that the site for the home has been selected. COY FRACTURES HIS ARM AS HE PLAYS WITH CHUMS Horace Dalton the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Dalton, who live at 713 South Frederick street in this city, had his "right arm broken yester day morning while playing with a par ty of children in a neighboring yard. The youngsters hail assembled at the home of Jesse James, who lives near the Daltons, and were engaging in a battle with sacks of sawdust. Peter Fulbright, one of the older boys in the crowd, had struck Horace with a sack of sawdust, causing him to fall to the ground, and just as he was in the act of rising, with one el bow resting on the ground, Fulbright threw a larger sack with sufficient force to force ihs whole weight against the forearm while in its strained pos sition, causing the bone to break just above the wrist. FORMER SOLDIER MISSING Robert Stevens Unheard From Sine; Leaving the Army. W. C. Stephens, who lives in Marble Citv Heights addition to this city, is i greatly worried over the absence of : his sen, Robert Stephens, who was dis- eral weeks ?go, since which time noth ing further has been heard from him. Y'oung Stephens, who was reared in this city, has spent the past three years in the army service in the Phil ippine Islands, and a few days before his discharge, after his arrival in Cal ifornia, he wrote his parents and told them 'that he expected to depart for the CaDe in . a few days and would J come by way of El Paso, Tex., where ! he would spend two or three days vis J iting. friends in that city. No further word has been received from the : young man and during the suspense ! the parents have become very anxious for his welfare. John Herbst, Cape Girardeau's home-made philosopher, who has been a life long admirer of chicken, yester day announced that he had lost all faith in roosters. This is how it hap-1 pened: Capt. A. C. Jaynes, who raises aris tocratic poultry for pastime, pur chased a young Plymouth Rock cocker el a few months ago, and it proved to be a love pirate. The hens snubbed Capt. Jaynes other blue-blooded roost ers and simply raved over the new ar rival, because he seemed to be able to dig more bugs for them, and then he was nice to look upon. If there is anything that Capt. Jay nes simply detests, it s a flirt, and this young rooster proved to be one. The two other chantiqjeers began to grieve and lose weight. Capt. Jaynes thought it would be better to sacrifice the popular, rooster than to cause the two other cockerels to commit suicide because of remorse. While discussing chicken stew with Mr. Herbstone night last week, Capt. Jaynes spoke of the big rooster and speculated on the number of chicken sandwiches that could be carved from his breast. "He is the biggest rooster I ever saw," volunteered Capt. Jaynes, "and he's just a boy." "Think I could stew "cm?" queried Herbst. "Sure," replied Capt. Jaynes. "What's he worth?" ' "I'll let you have him for $1." The next day the big rooster was placed in a fattening coope behind the Herbst home. A layer of corn cover ed the floor of the coop and in one cor ner v as placed a pan of water. The rooster ate until he couldn't WHAT RECLAMATION DONE FOR Continued Blodgett, in Scott County. Mr. Mar shall went down into the swamps from Columbia, Missouri, twenty-five years ago, and since then he has raised 25, 000,000 or so watermelons. He began as a modest little farmer, but expand ed in that amazingly diversified low land. He is now counted a millionaire, and Lis million or so watermelons a year are just an incident to his big farming scheme. When I was in the district he was running out 3000 pigs through the winter on winter oats and wheat, and according to estimates he had sent to the college of agricul ture he expected ten dollars a head profit. Running down the line from Blod gctt into Mississippi County you come to a mighty stretch of waving wheat and towering corn, where well within the memory of the present generation ther twerc only a vast water flat and rank forest. Round about East Prairie you will find as fine a wheat plain as Nature ever turned out for the pio neer, in Illinois and Iowa, and there is more and more of it coming in all the time as the drainage ditches ar dug. Wheat has been grown on the same land year after year without any ap parent loss in fertility, with an aver age of twenty bushels an acre, and occasional high spots of forty bushels. The corn, conservatively speaking, runs from forty to sixty bushels, and the Middle Western farmers who are getting it off are planting cowpeas with the corn after the method em ployed by Farmer Carraway, of Blytheville, Ark., who was mentioned in a former article. They are also hav ing a profitable try at alfalfa and are scoring higher averages in livestock production each year. Here are a few words concerning alfalfa and things from C. D. De Field, of East Prairie: Usually, we cut bur alfalfa every twenty-eight days, or five times a sea Eon. It will average a ton to the acre a cutting. Yet we d6 not raise enough hay to supply the local market We shall get there presently, with a mar gin over to ship out Clover does beau tifully in fact we can raise any kind of feed and have any kind of pasture we prefer. I. raised forty mules last year without doing any winter feed ing at all. We plant stock peas after com is laid by and get a fine crop. Cattle and hogs go through the winter without feeding. This , particular southeast county raised 5,000,000 bushels of corn in 1010, and last year the surplus prod ucts of the county were estimated in the vicinity of $4,000,000. A few years ago you could have bought all the farm land in the county for that sum. To get' a real line on the ndurance fertility of this region you should drop down" to that famous old settlement of WHAT "HOPPIE" BEHELD crow, took a chaser and then sat down to rest. He repeated this dose as oft en as possible and gained a pound each day in weight. Within a week he be came so heavy he waddled when he walked and he lost his voice, but he kept right on eating. His execution was set for yesterday afternoon, so that he could cool ,off during the night in the ice box and be ready to stew today. The Herbst jan itor was sent to the coop to slay the rooster. Feeping in he noticed the chanticleer squatting in a corner of the coop, apparently asleep. Reaching in the janitor seized the rooster by the legs and drew him out. To his astonishment he noticedhat the bird was unconscious. He sound ed the alarm and Mr. Herbst came running. "Great Caesar!" shouted Herbst. "Summon a horse doctor. This rooster has fainted." A;i examination revealed the fact that the chanticleer was a corpse. A post mortem examination made by Dr. Vorbcck in the interest of science showed that the rooster suc cumbed to fatty degeneration of the heart. Sauerkraut and spareribs, or as Mr. Herbst says, "pig slats and alfalfa," will take the place of chicken at the Herbst home today. PROJECT HAS . SOUTHEAST MISSOURI from page 4. New Madrid. Some farms down there have been in cultivation for 150 years and arc still producing crops without an ounce of fertilizer. Some of this long-suffering soil, I was informed, will still produce from seventy-five to one 'hundred bushels of corn and from 1000 to 1800 pounds of seed cotton. The early settlers, of course, sought the high spots where they wouldn't havo to employ marine plows.' Even Ihesc high spots were occasionally deep afloat. For many years farmers hooked with longing eyes back upon the submerged lowlands, knowing how monstrously fertile they were and speculating upon that far-off progres sive day when the water would be drained off and chocked off, when the phrase "high water" would have no alarming significance. That lay has come, noi ly for New Madrid but for an entire valley larger and richer than the Valley of the Nile V I have mentioned the now organized and bonded Little River Basin, em bracing 488,050 accurately surveyed and measured acres. Commissioner Nolan informs me that St. John's Ba sin, containing450,000 acres of swamps located in the eastern parts, of Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid Counties, will be added later as another golden prospect. Then there are 350,000 acres in the St. Francis River Valley and a scattered 260,000 acres contiguous to these well-defined districts. This gives us grand total of approximately 1,500,000 acres more than twice as much land as has already come under safe and sane reclamation. "The draining of the bulk of this million and a half acres," said Com missioner Nolan, "will be an accom plished fact within the next five years and when this work has been complet ed an immensely greater growth in wealth, population, education, religion and happiness will occur in less than one ciccade than has already occurred in the twenty years that brought this neglected area up from nowhere. "I have long urged in the face of jeers that one of the last and most successful great Wid movements in the United States' would be to the. un drained lands of the Mississippi Val ley lands that are undisputedly the richest in the world in the point of fertility. The people are really just beginning to realize the possibilities of this area, and when they are wide awake no rival temptation is likely' to arise to stem the rush. "Since the birth of" the United States the railrbad arteries have been extending from east to west, but the building of the Panama Canal will ex tend the longitudinal systems and open new doors to the great market places of -America and-foreign lands." Any generalization or summing up News From The Comity Seat Jackson, May 24 Adam Loos went to Charleston yes terday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Steck of the Cape spent Sunday with relatives. Miss Annie Russell of Birds Point will come tomorrow to visit Mrs. Linus Sanford." A. M. Rolston will go to St Louis tomorrow to visit his son, Walter, who underwent an operation for appendi citis recently. Mrs. Robert Fennimore and children of Bertrand is here visiting relatives. Attorneys Ed Rozier of Farmington, and Ralph Womack of Bloomfield, arc here attending court. D. A. Glenn, Oscar Knehans and Robert) Matterson are here as witness es in the case of Stubblefield vs. First National Bank of Cape Girardeau. Miss Bfity Poole was entertained at dinner yesterday by the Misses Clara and Henrietta Mueller, and at supper by Mrs. Mattie Sanford. Miss Ida Nalle is visiting at Tilsit and taking in the picnic being held there today. Mrs. Adam Hoffman and daughter, Louise, of the Cape, are here visiting the family of Robert Hoffman Sr. John Vaughn Priest is sick today. Mrs. Runnels of Millerville came-1 Jackson to meet her daughter who h been visiting in Cape for several weeks. Rev. Clopton of the Cape was enter tained at six o'clock dinner yesterday by iltv. Collins at the rectory. The freshman class of the High School will go on a picnic tomorrow. Mr. Spalding arrived yesterday to join his family who have been here for the past few weeks with Mrs. Spalding'.-; brother, Rev. M. D. Collins. The Spald'ngs are from New York and came to St. Louis together, but Mr. Spalding was detained by business there and the family came 'to Jackson. They will be taken to Cape Girardeau this afternoon by Earl' McAtce, who will show them the principal objects of interest in that city. The picnic of the Evangelical Sun day School, which was to be held to morrow, has been postponed until Wednesday. The church will hold its mission feast next Sunday in the City Park. The Lutheran congregation will have their picnic in the City Fark to morrow.. Mr. Putnam offered a free pass Jto the series of "The Master Key," pic tures to the boy selling the most tick ets for the first picture Jerry Baird won the pass. The program at the Evangelical Church last night was fine as usual, but the vocal solo by F. Bienlein do serv?s special mention. Mr. Bienlein has one of the finest if not the finest baritone voices in Jackson; and being quite well versed in music he is al ways in demand in musical programs given here. Miss Ella Browning is spending this week with her grandfather, I. M. Day, neav Oak Ridge. Miss Florence Cannon died a 9 o'clock last night at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Jenkins, she had been ill for some time with a compli cation of diseases. She was 70 years old at" the time of her death. Of her immediate family only Mrs. Jenkins survives, several sisters and two bro thers, Dr. J. W. and Frank Cannon preceded her in death. The funeral was held at three o'clock this after noon, Rev. Carrett held the services at the home; interment in the City Cemetery. Jackson, May 25. Miss Hickman left for her home iji Mt. Vernon today. Miss Hughes will visit with Miss Devault at her home in Marble Hill and will then make a short visit in St. Louis before going to her home ,in Manning, la. The, Ihree ladies taught in the High School the is likely to carry you to rather top lofty altitudes of eloquence. The only way to keep down to earth is to mix round with the roots of things. The roots of thingsj as I saw them, were bedded in the fact that nowhere were ther-3 evidences of poverty and stag nation. At every turn and twist I made I saw new barns and houses, hew schools and churches. Villages and towns, as well as farm dwellings and t-arns,' fairly 'glistened with fresh paint There were scarcely enough idlers to count. What more nee be said for the time being? Keep your eye on South east Missouri, and if you can't get down there just read her up in the next census reports. is the only guarantee that you have tho Genu line rnAfiri prepared by him for over 30 years YOU'LL give YOUR baby the BEST am O Your Physician Knows Fletcher's Castoria. Sold only in one size bottle, never in bulk or otherwise; to protect the babies. The Centaur Company. past year, and Misses Hickman and Devault will return here to teach the coming school year. Attorneys Wilson Cramer, T. D. Hines and A. M. Spradling went to the Cape today on business. The Methodist congregation is thinking of building a new parsonage. They will move the old parsonage and use that site for the new building. M and Mrs. Herman Roloff, newly weds, have gone to housekeeping in part of Mrs. Lou Green's house, in West Jackson. Mrs. Louis Steinhoff will leave to morrow for Chicago where she will meet her sister, and on June 1st; the two will go to the California exposi tion. ' '.' Miss Vivian Strong was the High School pupil who won the five dollar gold piece in the W. C. T. U. essay contest. The Misses Emma and Minnie Ha gar, Frieda Kiehne, Zelma Bierschwal and Flora Schoen, all of Gordonville, arc the guests of Miss Anita Grethc for today and tonight Mrs. Wm. Schwartz will entertain a large number of her friends tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Henry Bartels of Mountain Grove, who has been at the home of her father, Wm. Sander, of Tilsit since the death of her mother, is visiting her brother, John and Albert Sander, in Jackson for a few days before re turning to her home. Fritz Bienlein is improving his prop erty by building a concrete wall on the east and north side of his proper ty. Thi Neighborhood Club and several more friends helped Mrs. Louise Hoff mann celebrate her birthday yester day. Mrs. Hoffmann served an ele gant two course luncheon and a most delightful social time was had. Miss Augusta Horrft who is work ing in the Central Office at the Cape, came over last night to be present at the High School graduation exercises. Her sister, Miss Gertrude, was one of the. graduates. The Cape City bus filled with young girls and several auto loads of young boys passed through here this morn ing. Mrs. Minnie Will of Fornfelt came today to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Althenthal Sr. The Gem Theater was crowded to capacity last night by relatives and friends of the Jackson High School class of 1915, whose graduating exer cises were held there. The program was as follows: Orchestra. - Salutatory ....Gertrude Horn Class-Will Carroll Knox Song Greetings Senior Girl3 Valedictory Melbert Schwartz Orchestra. Annual class address and delivery of medals by Rev. L. R. Jenkins. Orchestra. Miss Horn, whose salutatory ad dress was fine, stated that the gradu ating class of 1915 was the largest and best in the history of the school. This is very encouraging, and we hope the good work may continue. Mr. Knox created much amusement by the different bequests in "The last will and testament," as for in stance: To the faculty, best regards to Supt Goodin; two gallons of shoe pol ish and two large brushes, to be used i s mm 4 PrmX each morning by each boy, and Dick Clippard to be bootblack to Prof. Miller; all physics note books to Mrs. Helmkamp; remembrances of musical talent to Miss Hickman; stairway of Jackson High School to Miss Hughes; the assistant teacher in the Lutheran school to Miss DeVault, her choice of sweet Williams. These were some of the many bequests. The valedictory by Mr. Schwartz was a masterpiece, the large audience seemed eager not to lose one word of the ddress which contained so many beautiful thoughts and sentiments, and was delivered in a manner which was faultless. M."rSchwartz is being much complimented on this and also on lead ing his class, which numbered four teen. The scholarship medal for the High School was won by Eugene McNeely Jr., who also won it at the Grammar School last year. R. M. McCoinbs, St. Louis, has given this medal for the past five years. Bryce Goodwin, who has been at tending school in E. St. Louis, return ed home Sunday. Jackson, May 26. Dr. Sadler is entertaining his fa ther who lives near Oak Kidge. About seventy-five ladies attended the ten-cent luncheon at the home of Mrs. W. C. Cracraft yesterday after noon, and therefore the Methodist la dies rcalizedcfuite a little sum, which will be used for church work. Mesdames H. H. Mueller Sr., Lizzie Kerstner and A. Kuellmcr are attend ing a euchre at th? home of Mrs. Emil Thilenius at the Cape this afternoon. Mr. Newman of New Madrid, who visited his daughter, Mrs. Will Wol ters, has returned to his home. The Lutheran picnic which was h' ld in the City Park yesterday afternoon and evening, especially after supper, and the fish ponds, Jemonad' aiPi ice cream stands well patronized, and those who had charge of the affair can rest assured it was a success. COURT PROCEEDINGS Ben Powcl vs. Myrtle Powel for di vorce; the decree was granted. Helen B. McKendree vs. the F risco Railway, damages; motion for new trial overruled. Motion in arrest over ruled. Affidavit for appeal and ap peal granted to St. Louis Court of Ap peals. State of Missouri vs. E. M. Owen.-, vagrancy, appeal from Justice Court; sixty days in jail; paroled and re lease I on own recognizance. State" of Missouri vs. Frank Ellison, climbing railroad cars; appeal from Justice Court; sixty days in jail; pa roled on own recognizance. Mrs. S. M. McAtee was called to the Cap by the death of her father. Judge Alexander Ross, which occurred last night. ' MARRIAGE LICENSES Edward C. Steger Cape Girardeau Eartie- Wright Cape Girardeau Herman W. Roloff... Jackson Emily F. Rust Jackson Tullie Casper Reynoldsville, 111. Rosa Kiesler. . . ; . . . .Reynoldsville, III. . . n - e i KoDert Mmpson t,ape virarueau Ethel Brewrngton. ...Cape Girardeau