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tUE tUlLt-tttitlN& CA CiRARDlfAUv MISSOURI -ffRtPAY, JUNE 1U191S..
WILLINGNESS TO OBLIGE THE public has a tight 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 are essen tial to the best kind of telephone service. Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co. Condition of Crops in Missouri iunibia, Mo., June 7 For the first in two years every section of ;uri has sufficient moisture for needs of growing crops. There is in the entire State one drouth ken spot. This, says the report is today from the office of the scc . ry of the State Board of Agricul- , is in pleasing contrast with con- ns one year ago when almost the . v Stat" was in need of moisture when inect pests were attacking ilcally every growiruj crop. The i t, which is o.ie of optimism and cheer reflecting as it does the ' ng on Missouri arms, is as fol- I ie last dozen days of May brought lissouri all needed moisture. In ; sections, especially in the North and West-Central parts of the the rainfall was excessive, caus reams to leave their banks and g thousands of acres of growing under water. Cultivated fields lling uplands are badly- eroded, iunibia the rainfall for the month i .;)2 inches as compared with l."7 i for May, l'Mi, while some re- ainfall of 10 to 12 inches. Whilei 1' iabie damage has been done, one fit will offset this manyfold. : e floods have prevailed the wa r ire receding in time for planting, i ains have materially checked the ' ity of chinch bugs and other in " pests. Willi warm weather fol- ig, all plant growth will be rapid- rced forward. " heat Wheat condition, for the -. i 1'K This is a gain of prac ts ,1.8, since the special 20. However, there is ly more than 20 points .i of May. The slight in- Hon since the rains will r . iffset by flood loss and ... it i: . ige from other causes, t : ii; :cing, the heaviest wheat .!: , ' ties in a 10-year aver ; among those reporting - :!'!: This may reduce some ti r . ited yield for the State, r- i i cmcnts are mainly in ale wheat. Indications of rust are ing some anxiety. Furthermore, . -y rains during the flowering pe ' were not most desirable for heavy :1. Condition of wheat one year : war: S2.6; ten-year June 1 average, Si On June 1, 1010, the condition f vheat was practically the same as ji present and the average State yield L').2 bushels. By crop division ons, wneai conamon is now ku- :i.A(l as follows: Northeast, 80; v-Lhwest, 71; Central, 66; Southwest, Southeast, 72. Harvest in the ex- i'c ic southern part of the State will (.im.-m by the middle of the month. For ii-.r State as a whole, wheat will ripen one to two weeks later than last ,,rn Correspondents reports nine ' ;,ihs f0.6 per cent of the Missouri . n crop planted. This is 4 per cent i;- i Ivancc of the 10-year average. But f.,r Ihe heavy rains of the latter part '" "-Jay planting would have been com : -.hI. The stand is excellent except . . verf lowed or badly washed fields. o condition is 88. Condition of grow plant is 85.4 for State, as compar er with 80.9 as th4 10-year Jime 1 av-cr;i;.-e. By sections it is: Northeast, Northwest, 77; Central, 91; South-v.-i-t. 87: Southeast. 90. "Much of the .' thwest potion was in the worst vied area. Planting progress, by sections, shows: Northeast, M; North- west, 85; Central, 93; Southwest, 92; Southeast, 91. Most fields have been too wet to work for two weeks, but as they were generally clean and well cultivated the weeds and grass which have started should easily be con trolled. Indications arc that the corn acreage will be from 1 to 2 per cent larger than last year, when it was 7,421,600 acres. Other Crops Oats are making a satisfactory growth since the rains. Prexrnt condition is 80 for the State, as compared with Co one year ago, and with 7.") as the 10-ycar June 1 average. The first cutting -of alfalfa and clover is excellent, but much alfalfa has been badly damaged by rain which made harvesting, which came early, ex treme ly difficult. New clover is fine as arc many old fields. There is com plaint, though, of weedy meadows, es pecially of "white top" in timothy. Condition of clover is SS; timothy, 81; alfalfa, 96; rye, 8; barley. 92. Pas tures are coming along in fine shape, the condition being 92. Again, as al ways, matchless Missouri bluegrass is proving its ability to 'come back." The tobacco acreage is estimated at 72 per cent of the 1914 crop; cotton acreage 77; potato acreage, 9S. The outlook for a potato crop is the best in years. Fruits The peach crop in the north ern half of the State promises less than 25 per cent, but in the southern part there are prospects for an abund ant yield. Indications arc tor a fair apple crop throughout most of the State. Condition is lowest in the southwest, where the Ben Davis yield especially will be light. Small fruit is reported abundant, being 83 for the State. Dry weather, followed by ex cessive moisture, has not been best f:r strawberries. Live stock The average wool clip for tl.o State is estimated at 6.7 pounds.' Good prices have prevailed, the average farm price being 2.j'i cents. The shortage of all meat ani mals continues. Number of cattle or, feed as compared with average years is estimated at 72 per cent; hogs on feed, 66 per cent; cattle on grass, 84 per cent. Feeders have generally op erated at a loss owing to the scarcity and high price f feed and to low prices for th? finished product. For this reason they are slow to stock up. In some localities there are not enough cattle to eat (he grass. PRISON STATION ROBBED Joliet, HI., June 7 Burglars broke into the State Penitentiary railway station today and stole a savage bull dog belonging to E. Allen, warden of the prison. The thieves eluded a convict watch mar, to get the dog, which was valued at $500 and had been presented to 11 e v arden by Charlie White, the Chicago pugilist. DEAD .MOUSE IN A PIE New Orleans, La., June 5 Frank Baehr, a baker, has been named in a suit for damages in the suru of $1750 filed by Mrs. Prilleux and her hus banL The petition in the case gives as the cause of action the presence in a peach pie bought from him by Mrs. Prilleux in which was a dead mouse, from eating of which she and her hus- band were made ill. BUPSHGUSEON NEIGHBOR'S LOT; MUST MOVE IT Oscar Miller Mistakes His Site's Twin for His Own to Tear Down House. NEIGHBOR PREPARING TO BUILD SEES ERROR W. A. Stone Tells Railroad Man to Move Residence so He Can Construct One. Oscar Miller, a railroad man, w ho is just completing the erection of a home on what he thought was his lot in Marble City Heights, learned a few days ago that he had accidentally built his residence on property belonging to V. A. Stone, a plasterer. The building must now be torn down unless he can induce Mr. Stone to buy the house. But as Mr. Stone has ideas of his own about architec ture, he doesn't want a home like the house Mr. Miller has construcVd. Therefore, Mr. Stone insists it is now Mr. Miller's move. This is the story of the mistake: During the lot sale under the auspices of Mercer D. Wilson last summer, Mr. Miller and Mr. Stone bought residence sites adjoining each other. Mr. Mil ler thought he knew the lot he pur chased, and when he was ready z month ago to begin building, he show ed tht: carpenters where to begin work. They followed his instructions ami erected a pretty bungalow. A few days ago Mr. Stone completed his plans for a home and his contractors were ordered to begin work. When he went to the site to explain how he wished his building arranged, he found a house nearing completion on the site. He asked the workmen if they were giving him a Christmas present, and the mistake was revealed. He looked at the specifications of his lot again to ascertain whether or not he owned the lot that he thought he had pur chased. He found he did, according to his deed. Then he called upon Mr. Miller and asked the railroad man in h'..-. house over on the next ol. "What's the joke?" asked Mr. -r :v.:d ;iuiJ "Quit kidding me, Sto ie," raid Mil ler, and then Stone pilled oit his deed After looking at each other's titles, both reached the r ondusion that the matter should be let t. a board of arbitration. Inasmuch as M. D. Wil son had sold them tV lc.i, he '.as sought. Mr. Wilson t -r.-r- ed thi? ; op pression of Stone, anf V-n MiHe va. again requested to ti Lc r:s flu-' .vvl door. Mr. Stone says h v:-.r.L- t. r,t re work on hSs own b' -.h aw,- an-' t therefore must h. .Viiicr nom--taken away imme- i.t 'y. .Uner scy the law gives him ''r-ty ! - vu his house over o. Ston says Miller - The men are. anxious to be gov they have not p c batch of lawyers frj-"- . t; - ci -T i i ! .j call in i- CARNEGIE FOtl-r . si rpli :r n s L.ur.r Annual Report St v- iu r.,i m es n( $7l6,0(k u: : New York, Jun Foundation for t Teaching shows a $14,250,000. aufr v.. annua! income of 1 nual expenditure i .flit I.. " u ' year ending Sep. ' 1 . cording to the I mad. public toni. $:52,000 was J-peti $47,000 in educa. ?6.,4,000 in retinr pensions, says tht expenditure for ai beginning of the fc COO. . The report dey space to developn pensions, particular' municipal systems' v. Jlassachusctts, Coim pensions is especial' the report. The study of legal taken atjthe suggest' can Bar Association, 4 f has resulted in the publication of a survey of the. Case system of teaching in American law schools by Prof. Jo sef Hedlich, of the University of Vien na. The material accumulated repre sents the combined effort of some for ty legal scholars, teachers and attor neys. In co-operation with six national en gineeiing schools, the report continued the study of engineering education and 40 POUND BUFFALO CAPTUREDIN FIELD Big Fish Deserts River in Flood and is Shot by Cape . Man. A hunting and fishing party com posed of Mr. and Mrs. Al Huhn, Mr. and Mrs. Otto.Vogt, and Mr. and Mrs. Sherley Hoyer, have been in camp near the mouth of Big Flora, about six miles nortn of this city since Wed nesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Strain, who join ed them Thursday morning, upon their return to the city yesterday afternoon, report that the party is meeting with great success and that they are ail having an exciting and delightful time. Squirrels are said to be unusually plentiful, and fishing never was bet ter. TheJiigh waters from the river have spread over some of the bottom lanls, and the entire party turned out with clubs and poles in their hunt for the big fish that have lost their bearing and strayed out into the shallow over flow. Mr. Strain says that many fine fish were caught, but their best capture was a buffalo that wheighed almost forty pounds. It was found flounder nig in the shallow waters in an over flowed wheat field, and was so largo that at least half its body protruded above the surface of the water. The adjoining uplands abound with large, luscious dewberries, and every day the ladies would take their buckets and pick enough of the delicious fruit to make cobblers and short cakvwit:. a plentiful allowance to be served with sugai and rich jersey cream purchased from a neighboring farm house every morning. It has been rumored among the farmers in the locality of the camp, that the high waters have routed a large panther from his lair, and that he is, wandering aimlessly through the timber in that community. Thursday evening after supper, Mr. Brooks, a farmer in that locality visited the camp and related the story of tho panther and some of its pranks during the years that he has resided in the river hills, and the narrative made such an impression upon Mrs. Strain that she saw panthers in her dreams. In the dead hours, all th-. nuilw"t ot -h: i) i:tv y.r-. i' i.T -mj a"fc-e 1! from their b'umb by th - screams oT that tho hir.gf-L ;.f.r she r , crept un l' i ana i a. ne was thiv now vartir.g to ut her al ve j in-t a .toon sri.- wenL b:.. k to -deen. '. The .vnol cfur.p wat ;,oaichc-1 th.-.i -1 ourtil and no 7anthTf wcrr fou id, j but it va.-; so:-etirr.o Left .- Mrs.oti.Jr. -mid 'in .onvirifi-d thai was. I i'.or-! ms :.tH.t a delustrti, tr s . .-mc ....: i... ;.- r . nt-i .;- i :-orI""i ti.ry Hi i . f, rrl t before the cm A' her sc., ,cifHi i hi: ! 'if d jwi.y. Thr rcruJr.dcr ci ih party wiM lurn 13 'he city th s utrfr-vn. POLITKST BL ROLAt SK rES"hT Vans. -; dtj !-.-i;erci i lio., Jane. C!t's "l.V r- v ! . I f- i ( . iini' i give r, ibbeo d.. ,i ytF'eTiiay. r.tl.ur ti '"'j'tfen ear? lei -. . i-.iiu tl.r !v :-t t i : .r pas : b- ii t i f 'o .r. i i :?' .. 'vf X- i t' . : r v :t-i . oi - Tc . . j h u, . . Tit , V ' a . ' .. ;('. " : ...cuirai education are continued in this report in recommendations for changes in the classification of medical schools. A survey of the medical education of the Tacific coast shows, it is stated, that Washington, which has no medi cal school, has a plentiful supply of physicians trained in good schools all over the country, while California, with eight medical schools, has a great number of doctors who are graduates of inferior schools. Hews From The County Seal Jackson, June 7. Sam Vandivori went to Allenville on business today. Dr. Tarlton and wife of Cape Gir ardeau visited the family of Oliver Kinder yesterday. The Misses Mueller and Krueger, who have been visiting the family of H. H. Mueller Sr., returned , to tl(eir homes in th? Cape yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Milde entertained Rev. Hermann and family yesterday. Miss Pearl Winter of Oran is visit ing the family of Martin Wagner. Mrs. T. Froderichs and the Misses Clara and Ima Frederichs will leave on the boat tomorrow for St. Louis, where they expect to visit relatives for about two weeks. Guy Miltenberger and family and the Misses Elsie and Irene Hoffmeister motored to Lhe Cape Sunday. Louis Hoffmann of Illmo spent Sun day with home folks. Henry Hoffmeister and family, wlio live north of town, and Oliver Rup pel and family were entertained Sun day by H. C. Voges and family. Mrs. Putnam, who has been visiting at Charleston th? past week, returned home yesterday. Mrs, Baird went to Charleston Sat urday to visit her husband who is working there. Mr. Huckstep of St. Louis came to Jackson to spend Sunday with his wife who has been visiting here for the past two weeks, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kurre. Will Wessell and family, Wm. Wag ner Jr. and family and J. F. Caldwell and family motored to the Cape yes terday. T. D. Hines bought a fine Buick and made a trip to Cape Girardeau in it yesterday. Ollic Astholz and family of the Cape spent Sunday with the family of A. Kuellmer. Master Arnold Astholz i u -cprai 0f his little friends i I ur. a . vancc of his own. It iinoU i.yrd o." Uso Springs, rr. . si.r t t Suncto:' bn parents, I- I. IMi". Hit 'II a. ...... Mr. ;no !'-s.. Wm. r.rnci c!au;;j!t r. iliss Linda, and as- i U rlinit a'lu :iu r.iugnter motored to ue ( ap. to ity M a id M-s. Albert Hunter of 'New J u 'rid ;)a; std thronfcii Jackson Satur-, div on .hr '..'ay Louis. They 1 na-.- tn tfi m -n auai. Zlrr.n. a Voires o:' thf vas in I i.)v, n icwer n.urti' up b '.t'.s; "i''(5 V. rctur.t- I tlo Oiti. nti;ed I I r; ;i !cs I'-i r of M'mv IL. s'.- r Shn.jt ke tor"d .ii f..-r '-' vr i.l iy .If ? C'' l"i i . ; ' n--r eurth lb- t - it'1-' ::"i"H'V i.nr' h' t oui''. y I;.irid. H-.'' ir. ' da rrhtr; r. - . I- S'.r : V. u i'.t ! -'' 1 V . tc if .lv v v.s b 1 ' '.',' .V'. i. .' lil ''!. rv - t.. '.- ; ' ' r '" J I v : ' . , I-. )1 .-. , -: i. -v . i - ! , : :- . .. ' i . A . 1 ;. . ( Club . ' '' . .-. . ,.s today. . ; . ;s will return . ; , r " .r.ia visit to their . . - . ooert Ward, at Ca- rutherii.l. Mr. and Mrs. Greei Hitt of Wil liam's Creek spent yesterday in Jack son with Mrs. Hitt's aunt, Mrs. Ben Ruff. Miss Rose Birgenhcimer left this morning to attend summer school at the Cape Normal. Judging by the many young people who pass through Jackson on their way to the Cape Nor mal, the attendance this summer must be large. Mrs. Christine Prie?t and' daughter, When a Business Man Needs Money He Can Turn to His Life Insurance Policy and Quickly Obtain Cash. He has no feeling of obligation as when he barrows from a bank, and his life insurance company is ready and glad to be of service. . But- Don't mortgage your life insurance policy to buy an automo bile, or to buy anything else. Don't do it unless you know you will go broke .without that -tasn. When you consider borrowing on yonr policy, remember, it isn't YOUR money you are taking. It is your little children mortgaging their bread and butter. It is your wife giving it by doing days work for some other woman. Even if you do fail in business, your creditors cannot take jyour life insurance money from you or from your dear ones. That money is absolutely safe from every business wreck. And you cannot save money in any other way for your family, if your business goes on the rocks. Think of this when you are in desperate need of cash. Mortgage your home, if you must but have a life insurance policy with which you are your family can pay off the mortgage. FRED B. PATTEN, Genl. Agt. of the German Mutual Life of St. Louis 3rd Natl. Bank BIdg. ST. LOUIS Organized 1857 Miss Mary Belle, who have been visit ing the family of their son and bro ther, J. V. Priest, went in the country this morning to visit the family of Mrs. Priest's brother, Charlie Medley. The Young People's Branch of the W. C. T. U. will meet with .Miss Mary Dell Caldwell this evening. Miss Bernicc Williams gave a din ner today to Lhe following ladies: Mrs. Huckstep, of St. Louis; Miss Annie Russell, of Byrd's Point, and thf Miss es Lillis Seibert, Mary La Pierre and Freddie and Connie Medley. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Alexander of Pruitland, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wal lace of Felix, Ala., spent yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. John Daugherty. The F. B. T. class of the Baptist Sunday school had their monthly meet ing with Mis.i Bessie Samuels yester day evening. Mr. and Mrs. George Hartle, w ho have been visiting at New Madrid, re turned yesterday evening. Mr. ami Mrs. Ed Russell entertained at dinner Sunday, Mrs. Bettie Hemp stead, of tho Cape; Miss Adelaide Bray, of Louisiana, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Puis. Miss Helen Williams is visiting in St. Louis. Miss Oma Schade leaves tomorrow to attend summer school at the State University. Henry Wessell of (lordonville came to Jackson and bought himself a fine buggy and harness. Judson Randol and 31 r. and Mrs. John Hoffmeister visited at the Cape J the other day. Frank Hines, second son of T. D. Hines, who has been studying law in Virginia, arrived home this morning. Six months more of study and Frank can bang out his shingle, or it can be, T. D. Hines & Son, attorneys. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schwab and Mrs. Annie Binelein were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wiigner Sr. today. Miss Ora Switzer has been elected to teach the school at Randle's Sta tion. Rev. W. F. Hermann, yesterday ask ed his congregation for a vacation, the first one in the seven years of his work in Jackson'. Of course, the re quest was granted. Jackson, June 0. John Adc and wife and three chil dren spent th-i day with Wm. Graden who lives five miles below town, yes terday. The Ladies' Aid of the Evangelical Church will meet with Mrs. Louisa Rose tomorrow at the home of Mrs. Albert Roloff. I Buster, the infant son of Mr. and j Mrs. Fred Clippard, is sick with j measles. ' Will Ileytle returned from St. Louis j today. l Sherman Haupt, wife and baby, Joe Sdward, went to Egypt Mills today to risit Mrs. Haupt's mother. Miss Grace Van Amburg, who has been visiting in Fruitland, returned home yesterday. Mr. anil Mrs. J. V. Priest and son, "Buddie?' and Will Wagner Jr., and family, went fishing this morning. Mrs. Louis Milde and daughter, Helen, and Miss Tillie Wltecke, who have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Wilson Howard at Byrd, Mo., will re turn home tomorrow. Martin Wagner and family motored to Lutesville yesterday. Miss Ruth VanAmburg is visiting her sister, Mrs. Wiseman, at White water. The Jackson Sunday School Base Sail League", last night elected, the fol lowing officers: A. A. Boss, president; ; J. F. Caldwell, vice president; Clar ence L. Grant, secretary-treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wolters left for Alliance, Mo., this morning, to bv present at ih? wedding oi Mrs. Wal ter's sister, Miss Elcnora Conrad, to morrow. The Misses Maud Phillips of Bloom field and Fra-iken of Norborn, Mo., are the guests of Mrs. C. A. Macom. Both Mrs. Doc Moore, while feeding her chjekens this morning, fell and sprain ed her right ankle, ladies formerly taught in our high school, and have many friends here. Mrs. Edward Hays will give the members of the Young Ladies' Mis sionary Society a slumber party to morrow night, and a camp breakfast on her lawn on Friday. Mrs. H. C. Wolters has been invited to help Mrs. Hays entertain the young ladies who are thirty in number. We know this will be one of the most delightful and jolly affairs that has been given the society, and they will wish thnrc were many more ladies like Mrs. Hays. Julius John yesterday shipped the household goods of Arch Perry, which were stored here, to him at Willow Springs, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Macom took their guests, the Misses Phillips and Fran ken, auto riding to Cape Girardeau today. August Hennecke started cutting wheat on his farm near Jackson to day. We are informed of the death of Harvey. Van Amburg, which occurred on Sunday, at Greenville, Tex. Th" funeral took place on Monday. Mr. Van Amburg was well known to most of our citizens, as his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Amburg Sr., lived on a farm near Jackson. He was a brother of our townsman, J. Van Amburg. John Kittcr died at his home in Jackson, at 2 a. m. today, aftf-r a lingering illness. By Mr. Ritter's death, Jackson loses one of its most respected citizens; a man who was known in the community for his sterl ing worth of character. On August 2S, 1884, hr was united in marriage to Miss Christine Schmidt, who, with six chiUlrcn survive him. The children are: Martin, who is mar ried and lives in Searcy, Ark.; Leo. who is in business in Mexico. Mo.; Ly dia, Amelia, Clarence and Hilda, who are at home. Mr. Ritter was born in Doerna!i. Kingdom of Wurtemburg, in Southern Germany, on September III, 1855. He left Germany, April 1, lSS-'!, arriving in New York, April 21, and came di rect to Jackson. The funeral will be at 2 p. m. tomor row. Rev. Herrmann will conduct the services, which, owing to the feeble condition of Mrs. Ritter, will be short, ami held at the homo. Interment in the City Cemetery. MARRIAGE LICENSES John P. Hagcmann ;Mattere Gertrude E. Wohlothaeger.Sappington Edw. Lee Jonesboro, 111. Minnie Gregory Cape Girardeau Jessie J. Smith i Jackson Nora lores .- Jackson REVENUE AGENT. WANTED IN ALLEGED FRAUD, SURRENDERS Montgomery, Ala, June 9 Knox Booth, missing United States revenue agent, surrendered to the authorities here this afternoon. He was wanted in connection with alleged $20,00p,000 revenue frauds.