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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY. JUNE 18, 1915.
CHAMP CLARK'S DAUGHTER WEDS ATHONEYSHUCK Unique Invitation to Marriage Puzzles Missourians Who Are to Attend. WHERE'S HONEY SHUCK? GUESTS WANT TO KNOW FormeriPike County People Think it is Name of Clark Home. St. Louis, June 15 Missourians who read today that they were invited to "Honey Shuck" to attend Miss Gene vieve Clark's wedding, were pleased but not exactly enlightened. "Honey Shuck" sounded as if it ought to be a familiar term, but most of them couldn't place it in their memories. Former Gov. Lon V. Stephens, a na tive Missourian, was one who puezled over the origin and meaning of the sweet-sour-ding expression. "My wife asked me if I knew what 'Honey Shuck, meant," he told a re porter, "and I was obliged to reply that I would take it under advisement. I never heard the term up in Centra Missouri, where I was brought up, so far as I can remember." Virgil Rule, former Circuit Judge who is from Pike County, where "Honey Shuck" is located, said he had known of the name for several years past, as applied to the Clark home, but that he had never been able to find out exactly where it came from. Theo. R. Bland, former Police Com missioner, who is a native of another part of Missouri, said he didn't believe the term had ever been a familiar one in the Ozark region. Arthur E. Bostwick, Public Librar ian, who is an Easterner, but who is a student at folk-lore and idioms, and who wrote a book entitled "The Dif ferent West," was appealed to. He asked for a few moments to look up authorities, then pronounced his belief that "Honey Shuck" might be a mis print for "Honey Shack." He said the word "shack" was colloquially used to a greater extent than "shuck." But he said, if the latter word was correct, the idea probably was that the home was the 'shuck" or shell, arid that the dwellers in it were the "honey." Miss Elsie Belle Smith, niece of Mrs. Major, the Governor's wife, and a Pike County resident, told a corre spondent in Jefferson City that she be lieved the name was derived from the honey locust trees which, she said, abound around the Clark place. "Shuck," she said, commonly means a shelter or cover of any kind. This was getting nearer to the ex planation. But C. Orrick Bishop, As sistant Circuit Attorney, a native of Franklin County, went beyond scien tific deductions, and said he knew the term from boyhood remembrance. "I haven't heard that term before since I was a boy," said Bishop, "but I remember it well enough. "A honey shuck is a thicket, out in the woods along the river, where the wild bees make their home, just as domesticated bees do in a hive. Of course, a honey shuck was a treasure house for boys who had a sweet tooth but there were certain dangers about exploring it. It seems to me that I once got stung in exploring one per haps that is why I remember it so well." The Clark wedding invitation fol lows: Bowling Green, Mo., June 15 The followingis thetextof the general invN tation to Miss Genevieve Clark's wed ding: "The Speaker and Mrs. Champ Clark wish all Missourians to understand that each and every one of them will be welcome at "Honey Shuck," Bowl ing Green, Mo., June SO, at the wed ding of their only daughter, Genevieve. On account of the multitude of friends in Missouri, it has been found utterly 'impossible to issue individual invita tions, hence none will be issued, but for convenience the request is made that those accepting this invitation to be present will notify me at once at Mex ico, Mo. "Wallce Bassford, "Secretary to the Speaker." 14,250 CAR HEN ON STRDXE Chicago Walkout Makes Almost Whole City. Walk. I Chicago, June 14 This city is crip pled by a strike involving 14,250 ele vated and surface .car employes that has tied up transportation facilities. Only two elevated trains ran today, not a wheel turning on the surface lines. Efforts to operate the elevated trains resulted in a miniature riot in which a detective was slightly jured. in- UNDER WATER FIVE MINUTES, YET MAN LIVES A. J. Abert, Hit by Train, is Hurled Into Stream, But Fished Out. WATER CHURNED OUT HE ARISES AND WALKS Man Taken to Hospital is Expect ed to be Well in Short Time. A. J. Abert, who has for sometime been employed as a watchman on one of the dredge boats operating south of this city, was struck by a train yes terday afternoon and hurled into a pool of water eight feet deep. Abert was sitting on a trestle short distance below the cement plant when he was struck by the Campbel local, No. 854. T. T. Martin, the engineer, told of the occurence cs follows: "As I approached the trestle I saw this man sitting on the edge fishing in the water below him. I could see him watching us, and I supposed that he would get out of the way before we were on him. He made no attempt to move, and finally after I had applied the air and was shouting at him, he' leaned over as far as he could, ap parently thinking that the train would pass without touching him. "He was struck on the right side, and when he rolled over between the east rail and the guard rail the sand pipe caught his hips and threw him over the rail into the water where he sank to the bottom, a depth of eight or ten feet. "We backed the train off the trestle and then attempted to find him by feeling with his fishing pole. We fi nally came in contact with his body, but were unable to raise it to the sur face until we procured the clinker hooks from the tender, and then we dragged him out. it seemed to me that we were working five minutes before we locat ed him and hauled him to the surface, but I hardly think he could have lived that long under the water. "After we got him out on the bank we. churned him and rolled him around, but were not able to get much water out of him. "The accident occurred at about 4:50 in the aiternoon, and alter we had tried to reviv3 him we brought him in to the Cape arriving here about an hour later. He was able to talk when he reached town, but was in a deliri ous condition." Abert received an injury on the side of his head, and his right elbow was cut. He was met at the station by Dr. D. H. Hope, the Frisco physician, and was conveyed to the hospital after considerable delay on account of the ambulance being out on another call. Late last night the injured man had shown a marked improvement, and it is believed that he will recover rapid- ly. RESIDENT WOULD EXCHANGE POSITIONS WITH HOTEL MAN Boston Visitor at White House Telia of a Remark by the Executive. Boston, June 15 President Wilson would gladly change positions with Charles J. McCarthy, proprietor of the Quincy House, according to a letter re ceived by Mayor Curley's secretary, Stanley Willcox, from McCarthy, who is on his honeymoon. On leaving on his wedding trip, Mc Carthy received from the Mayor a let ter of introduction to the President's secretary, Joseph P. Tumulty, who ar ranged for an audience with the Presi dent for Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy. "And so you are the proprietor of one ci Uoston s hotels, McCarthy quotes' the President as saying. "Well, dc you know, I would very much en joy exchanging positions with you right at this moment." hon Mclaughlin and his family go to st. louis John McLaughlin, for several years a foreman in the shoe factory, is mak ing preparations to move his famliy to St. Louis, where he has a similar po sition in one of the big shoe factories in St. Louis. Mrs. McLaughlin depart ed for the city yesterday in advance of the family to rent a home. Mr. McLaughlin, who for many yean was a resident of St Louis, has been with the local shoe factory since the plant was opened. He is one of the best known employes at the in stitution, and is considered one of the best authorities of shoes and shoe ma terial in the State. MAYOR KIEL WILL BE HERE SUNDAY St. Louis Executive to Attend Outing German-American at Old Fairgrounds. Mayor Henry Kiel and Charles Daues of St. Louis will attend the pic nic given under the auspices of the German-American Alliance at the old Fairgrounds,'" two miles west of this city next Sunday. This announce ment was made at a meeting of the organization at Haas' Hall last night. Invitations have been issued to all of-the State officials, and George H. Meyer informed The Tribune last night that Governor Major was ex pected to be present. All of the men whose names have been mentioned for gubernatorial nominations on the Re publican and Democratic tickets, have been invited to address the gathering. While the German-American Alli ance gives a number of outings 'during the summer months, the picnic Sun day will be the most important event the organization has planned for this season. Barbecued meat, cooked by Chris Wolf, king of the chefs, will be one of the attractive features of the picnic, Several cows will be broiled over burn ing embers on the picnic ground and will be served, with hot gravy, to the guests. The band It Pocahontas, it was an nounced last night, had offered its services iree ana the oner was ac cepted. It is hoped that the Sehu chert Concert Band will be obtained for the day. The erection of stands began Mon day and most of them are now near- ing completion. Liquid refreshments will be served on the grounds. NEGRO BOY, 13, IS RARE CHECK FORGER Lad Confesses He Wrote Former Employer's Signature and Passed Checks. William Alexander, a 13-year-old negro boy living in the north section1 oi inc city, wnen contronted with a fraudulent check drawn on N. Tapper, a local shoemaker, confessed to having forged the signature of Mr. Tapperto three checks for ?o each, two of which he had already converted into cash. Alexander was employed by Mr. Tapper for several months during whica time he attended to his em ployers correspondence and other cler ical work, and became thoroughly familiar with his signature. After leaving the employ of Mr. Tapper, he went to work for P. Gold, a Main street merchant. He confesses to having stolen a number of blank checks from Mr. Gold's check book. Alexander admitted that he forged the name of Mr. Tapper to a check dated June 12, payable, to Claud Cay- to, whose indorsement was also forged on the back, and which check was cash ed by C. Wielpuetz. Another chock for the same amount was cashed by the rirst National Bank, and when another one was pre sented by a small boy named Giles, the cashier, Mr. Summers, had him de tained, and after questioning him for a little while, felt justified in having the Alexander boy brought in for in vestigation. Constable Scivally located the lad and brought him before Mr. Summers, who succeeded in getting a complete confession from him. The victims of the youthful forger were reimbursed by thi mother, a hard working negro woman who promised to look after her son more carefully if permitted to make good the losses and take him home with her. When searched, Alexander carried a blank check in an envelope, presunv ably for future use. The envelope was identified as. one belonging to Mr. Gold and when his check book was examin ed it was found that besides the thecks accounted for by the stubbs, the three that were proven to be for geries, and" the one that the negro carried in his pocket, there is still an other to be accounted for, and while he denies having forged the fourth one, his word is doubted and a careful lookout is being maintained in order that it might be detected if presented for payment. ASSISTANT CITY TREASURER OF NASHVILLE DISAPPEARS Nashville, Tenn., June 15 The City Hall scandal over the disappearance of the city books, had a new sensation today, when it became known that J. B. West Jr., assistant treasurer, was unknown. James Cameron and his staff from New Yorkentred upon the investigation of the city's accounts this morning. Canned String Beans Blowup, Wasting Crop Harry Barbier Finds Utensil Frothing at Mouth, In spects it and Causes Detonation. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barbier, take great pride in the splendid garden they have grown this year at their home on Bessie street, and for a time were puzzled as to how to make dis position of the enormous crop of string beans they had raised. Mrs. Barbier finally concluded to try cabining them, and her husband thought the idea a good one. He sent out a dozen Mason jars and when he returned that evening noticed that they had all been filled and sealed and placed in tempting array on a shelf it the cellar. A few days later while looking over his winter store of canned goods, Mr. Barbier discovered that one of the bean jars was frothing at the. mouth. He picked it up and after looking it over carefully, gave it a sudden shake. The result was instantaneous, the can of beans exploded and the contents were scattered all through the cellar. The percussion caused the next one to go in the same manner and so on down the line, until the shelf was jar red loose, permitting the remaining cans to fall to the concrete floor where they united in a joint explosion, de stroying the last hope for string beans next winter. WORLD'S F AIR FLOUR TO BE SOLD IN THIS CITY A. R. Zoelsman Makes Contract With St. Louis Company to Sell Bread Stuff. A. R. Zoelsman, president of the Dempsey Grower Company, has made a contract with the Valierp-Spies Flour Company of St. Louis to represent that company in Southeast Missouri. The first load of flour reached the Demp sey Crocer Company yesterday. ine two brands oi Hour that are popular among the. makes of the St. Louis company, are the "Dainty" and the "Enterprise." These brands cap tured prizes at the St. Louis World's Fair. Mi. Zoelsman will dispose of the flour to merchants in this city and surrounding territory. CHICKEN THIEF PURSUED Patrolman Groce Called to St. Francis -Hospital by Sisters. The Sisters at St. Francis Hospital were aroused last night at about 11 o'clock by hearing a commotion in their chicken sheds. Policeman John Groce was called by telephone, and in company with Anton Haas, hurried to the hospital. Before they arrived at their destina tion they could hear the chickens squawking, and when they reached the premises they attempted to pass through the building to the poultry yards in the rear. The door leading to the yards was locked and the officer is of the belief that when an effort was made to open the door, the intruder became alarmed and made his escape. While the extent of the theft could not be ascertained, it is believed that a number of chickens were stolen. CORONER TO INVESTIGATE DEATH OF INSANE PATIENT Nevada, Mo., June 11 An inquest will be begun today into the death of Everett Barton, an epileptic patient from Oregon County, at State Hos pital No. 3, whose body was found to bear marks of a struggle when Cora "m . i m ner rerry iook cnarjr? oi n. carton s w-'oow and father will attend the in- Coroner Ferry discovered that Bar ton's ribs were broken and found a bruise under one eye and a mark on his neck. Assistant Physician Daw son declined to make a certificate giv ing the cause of Barton's death. Supt. Bradley gave out a statement that Barton's death followed a strug gle with Attendants P. G. Wilson and Qus Radki. 100 CHILDREN RESCUED WHEN ORPHANAGE IN ILLINOIS BURNS Los9 on German Evangelical Insti tution at Hoyleton $30,000. Mount Vernon, 111., June 15 More than 100 children of the German Evan gelical Orphange at Hoyleton, near here, were rescued today when fire de stroyed the building. The loss was $30,000, about 'one third of which is covered by insur ance. "The fire was due to a defective flue. COP TORTURED OLD MAN, BROTHERS SAY Witnesses Describe Beeve's At tack on Vender Knocked Him Down With Club. The story printed in yesterday's Tri bune of Patrolman Ed. Eeeve's abuse of Mrs. Edward Johnson of Chafee and her two small children, brought forth new accusations against the policeman. The story of an unprovoked act of cruelty alleged to have been committ ed by Beeve, was related by R. E. Estes who lives in the northern part of this city, and is now employed on the Pacific street improvement work. His statement follows: "One evening a few weeks ago when I was on my way down town with my brothers, J. H. Estes and C. E. Estes, and Bill Miller, a neighbor, I was walking along north Main street, near the car sheds when I heard some un usual commotion over on the railroad track next to the river. "We all hurried through the narrow space between the buildings to the rail road tracks, when we saw Police Beeve driving an old umbrella repairer along in front of him. The offficer was abu sive in his language, and when the old fellow stopped and asked for permis sion to go back to the depot and buy a ticket, stating that he had money to pay his expenses, the officer struck him a powerful blow over one of his eyes, with his club. "The force oi the blow sent the aged victim off the dump and. down the steep embankment, and I feel positive that he was standing fully seven feet from the edge of the dump when the club struck him and he seemed to go over the edge almost without touching. Beeva immediately clambered down to where the man was laying, and we walked out and looked at him. W- saw Beeve thrust his revolver against the aged man's body, and with the other hand felt over his clothing for weapons. The wound bled so pro fusely that in a few seconds the injur ed man was almost completely blinded with flow. When Beeve attempted to help the stranger to his feet, he was unable to stand back and sank to the rocks on which he had fallen. "When the officer looked up and saw us standing on the bank above him he called me and asked me to help get the prisoner back on the track. I complied with his request, and after consider able effort we succeeded in getting the old man back on the track, where he sank to the ties when we tried to get 1 him stand alone. "When he sat down, Beeve again seized his revolver and I believe he would have shot the helpless old vic tim if I had not ordered him put the gun back in his pocket. I shouted at him not to shoot that man, ami I also told him that I believed he had already killed him. Beeve replied that he had not hit him hard, and that he had to get out of town. "After the old man had rested a short time, the officer commanded him to get up and go. The old fellow struggled to his feet with much effort, and we watched him totter off up the track, carrying his little tool box and a bundle of old umbrella handles. "He was an old man, and when I saw him, was doing nothing wrong. He was perfectly rational and asked for permission to go to the depot and buy a ticket so that he could ride out of town on the train. The old fellow pleaded with the officer not to drive him out of town in the night, as it was then about half past six o'clock." THUG IS USED AS TARGETBY DRUGGIST Stanley Hollenbeck of II I mo, Attacked on Country Road, Shoots at Man. Stanley Hollenbeck,. a druggist of 111 mo, was attacked by a highwayman on the Rock Levee road late Saturday night, while on his way home from a visit in this city. Had it not been for the act that he was armed and was able to defend himself, he believes he would have been killed. Mr. Hollenbeck stopped his automo bile to repair one of the lamps, which had been extinguished by the wind, and while he was relighting it, a stranger passed and spoke to Mr. Hol lenbeck. He greeted the salutation and supposed that the man passed on. In stead he walked around the car and aproached the druggist from the rear. Just as Mr. Hollenbeck attempted to enter the car, the man struck him over the head with a blunt instrument. He was knocked down, but the blow only dazed him and he drew out his revol ver and fired upon his antagonist. He shot five times, but neither bul let took effect. The man ran into a cluster of underbrush and disappeared. Mr. Hollenbeck climbed into his ma- 3 GIRLS SAVE FRISCO TRAIN FROM WRECK Tree Driven Across Track is Removed by Lassies Just in Nick of Time. CHOP LOG IN TWAIN, DRAG IT FROM TRACK Conductor Chapin to Tell Chiefs of Heroism of Young Women. A large oak tree fell across the Frisco tracks, about five miles north of Parma yesterday afternoon, and a serious accident was averted by the presence of mind ami prompt action of three young ladies who discovered the clanger a short time after the storm had passed over. The Gulf train was almost due when Miss Bessie Williams, Miss Iva Eagle ton and Miss Mabel Fulkerson in walking up the track discovered the blockade that had been caused by the falling timber. They hurriod to the closest home in the vicinity, and while Miss Eagleton had gone inside to secure a cloth to use as a flag, the other two young la dies hurried to the wood pile and each seized an ax and hurried back to the railroad. Miss Eagleton walked up the track from where the tree had fallen and waited the approach of the train. A few minutes later, Julius Fischer, the engineer of the fast passenger was attracted by the sight of a woman standing in the center of the trqck immediately ahead of him, frantically waving a towel. Mnterpreting her gestures as a sig nal to stop he immediately applied the emergency brake and quickly brought the train to a standstill. Conductor Dot Chapin leaped to the ground and rushed ahead of the en gine to investigate the reason for the abrupt pause, when he came face to fate with the excited young woniar. who was almost hysterical from the strain under which she had been la boring. When hurriedly questioned she was so nearly overcome thut she could not answer, butj she motioned the train crew to follow, and when they passed around a short curve they came upon Miss William and Mis Fulkerson who had succeeded in cutting the log in two, and had rolled one end almost completely off the truck. They were both almost completely ex hausted. Their faces were fiery red from the exertion, and the perspira tion was pouring from them. Their hands were badly blistered and they bore evidence of the struggle they had mado to prevent a serious disaster. Mr. Fischer said that the curve was on the fireman's side, and that the engineer would have had no oppor tunity to see the log until too late to avoid crashing into it. He feels cer tain that the heroic efforts of the young women saved the train from a serious wreck. The train crew and passengers thanked them profusely, rnd Mr. Cha pin took their names for the purpose of making report to the higher offi cials. DOCKERY WILL PRESIDE AT NEW CAPITAL CELEBRATION Washington, June 15 Former Gov. Dockcry of Missouri, Third Assistant Postmaster General, has been invited by Grand Lodge Masons of Missouri to preside at the laying of the corner stone of the new Missouri Capital Building, June 24. Gov. Dockery formerly was grand master of the Missouri lodge. He said he woudl accept the invitation if his duties will permit. It is said to be the intention of the Masons to invite to the ceremony all former Governors of Missouri who are also members of the Masonic order. chin and hurried to Ilimo, where his ; injury was dressed. A gash several j inches long was found on his cheek, extending into his scalp, but it was not deep enough to be considered seri ous. Several stitches, however, were necessary to close the injury. He believes the assailant attempted to rob him and then escape in the ma chine. The man was a stranger to the durggist, anJ was able to take ad vantage of the druggist by his cordial manner. He spoke as he approached and the commented upon what he pret3nded to believe was a break down. The man was described as being about six feet tall, of medium build and wore a dark suit of clothing. The attack occurred about three miles from Illmo, or seven miles from Cape Gir ardeau. Mr. Hollenbeck reached his home shortly after 10 o'clock. EVELYN CHENUE WEDS MERCHANT THIS AFTERNOON Pretty Singer Will Become Bride of Claude Marshall of Poplar Bluff. ROMANCE WAS KEPT SECRET BY SINGER Intimate Girl Friends Did Know Social Belle Was Engaged. Not .M"ss Evelyn Chenue, talented daugh ter of Mrs. Alfred Chenue, will be married at the family residence this afte'-noon to Claude Marshall, a prom inent merchant of Poplar Bluff, Mo. The nuptials will be solemnized by the Rev. J. J. Clopton, pastor of the Episcopal Church. Immediately after the ceremony, the couple will depart for an extended honeymoon to be spent at the eastern summer resorts and in the South. Up on their return, they will go to house keeping in a new home built by Mr. Marshall in Poplar Bluff. The bride is one of the best known vocaiists in this city and is a social favorite. She has a pretty soprano voice and has appeared before Cape Girardeau music lovers on many oc casions as a soloist. Mr. Marshall and his bride have been acquaintances for years, and whil? he has made frequent visits to this city during the past year, close friends of the bride were not informed that she contemplated matrimony. The plans for the wedding have been kept a secret, and only a few of the bride's intimate friends have been informed of the approaching wedding. The event will be witnessed b only the immediate members of the two families. Mr. Marshall, while a young man, is proprietor of one of the largest de partment store in Poplar Bluff. Hi brid? is considered one of the prettiest of the younger set in this city. WAR MAP, SIX FEET LONG AT THE TRIBUNE OFFICE Print of U. S. War Office Drawing Shows Every Military Base in Eu rope D.'wey Arranged It. The first of the huge war maps, is sued by the United State, to reach Cape Girardeau, was received at The Tribune office yesterday afternoon. The map is slightly over six feet long and five feet wide. It was arranged by the U. S. War College, and supervised by the Gener al Staff, of which Admiral George Dewey is the head. It is the first au thentic map issued in this country. It gives every city in the countries now at war, every military base and every fortif;ed zone. There were oniy a limited number of these maps printed. The maps arp of linen with a wooden bonier. The copy now at The Tribune office came from Washington through Dr. Otto E. Forster of St. Louis. FRANK M. DUFFY SOUGHT HERE Wife Died During Absence, Chief Hut son is Told. Chief of Police X. J. Hutson yester day received a letter from an under taking company in St. Louis asking for information of Frank M. Duffy, an iron worker, who was reported to them as being in this city. The letter stated that Mrs. Duffy had died in St. Louis yesterday morn ing and that her body was being held in the morgue. Unless Mr. Duffy appears and takes charge of the body, she will be buried in the, County Cemetery on June ID. DELAY DEMANDED IN EXECUTION OF AMERICANS Washington, June 11 Delay in the case of the two Americans Villistaa planned to execute for passing coun terfeit rponey was demanded by the State Department today. ' The two were George Marks an.1 S. Franklin. They were arrested at Jua rez, tut it was understood hey were to have been taken to Chihuahua Thursday night to suffer the sentence of the military court which convicted them. DALLAS MAN PROPOSES AN ANTI-BRYAN ORGANIZATION Dallas, Tex., June If A Texas anti Bryan club, later to "be made nation wide, was recommended today by Her bert M. Hughes, prominent wholesale merchant. He held that Bryan has placed personal interests and views be fore the welfare of the entire nation.