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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNT? HERALD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1915.
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This action is the direct result of an ap peal from business men of Caruthers ville made to the Missouri State Pub lic Service Commission. Yesterday the northbound train which is due in Cape Girardeau about .1:10 p. m. va:-j about "5 minutes late and it is anticipated that a new schedule of the main line trains will have to be made on account of the change in service. For the last two years the main line .service has been over a cut off from Hayti to Grassy Bayou, which shortens the lunning time about "0 to 40 minutes and shortens the distance about 10 milts. Caruthersviile lies east of the main line cut off imd the trains that for merly were run over to Caruthersville two years ago were directed on the cut eff as a time-saving feature. Caruthersville business men appeal ed to the Public Service Commission to have the service re-directed to their t'vn. Two months ago, the commis sion handed tovn a decision compell ing the Frisco to touch Caruthersville. The difference in the running time will necessitate a new schedule, it is said, but the local agent has not been advised concerning the particulars of this proposed change. BROTHER HAS HIS BROTHER FINED FOR DISTURBING HIM Charles McCIanahan's Wife Says Brother-in-law Threatened Her. Robert McClanahan of 542 South Cottage street, last night was sen tenced to HO days in the County Jail and $1 fine and costs by Justice of the Peace Orrcn Wilson on a charge of disturbing the peace of his brother, Charles McClanahan and his brother's wife, on last Sunday. Justice Wilson announced that the jail sentence would be stayed on pay ment of the fine and costs. Young McClanahan failed to make any set tlement of the fine and costs till late in the evening when arrangements were made for the payment at the City Jail and he was released. His brother and sister-in-law as well as two women who had been visiting the McClanahans Sunday testified that Robert McClanahan had threat ened to strike her in an argument over a young womar. with whom young Mc Clanahan had been keeping company. IiiiiiililfiililH CAPE COUNTY CAN'T GET FISH HATCHERY Rombauer to Land Prize is Be' lief 30,000 Bass Put In Streams. Superintendent Woods of the Mis souri Fish Commission, has just fin ished distributing "0,000 game fish in the streams tnat traverse Southeast Missouri. Ten thousand were put in the Cas tor River, the first a short distance from Caps Girardeau, and an equal number deposited in the St. Francois and Black Rivers. The fish, which were hatched in the State ha'.cheries at Forest Park, St. Louis, were brought to Southeast Missouri in a special car. The fish are big mouth bass. On this trip Superintendent Woods inspected the various locations sug gested for a new fishery which the State is preparing to establish for the purpose of producing several varities of game fish to restock the Southern Missouri and Ozark Mountain streams Cape Girardeau County has made an effort to land the hatchery, but it is understood that Mr. Woods prefers a location on the St. Francois or Black Rivers. It is said that Rom bauer will ultimately get the hatchery, In the parly, which passed through Cape Girardeau, were Superintendent Woods, his wife and daughter, Miss Lucille, and James E. Crawford, a son of the late Lacey Crawford, a noted hunter and outdoor sportsman of St. Loui;. FLY PAPER CATCHES RATS A. S. Freeman Traps and Then As saults Rodents. Alvin S. Freeman, of the Bee Store, has recently devised and put into prac tical use a novel but unfailing method for the successful eradication of rats from infested precincts. In studying out a plan to accomplish the capture of the troublesome rodents, -the thought occurred to him to place fly paper at the mouths of the dens. The plan was successful from the beginning, as the first rat that ventured from its hole and en countered the sticky paper that had been placed around the opening, was soon so completely enveloped that he could do nothMg but flounder helpless ly while Mr. Freeman wielded a club with deadly accuracy. He had hardly finished the first execution when he discovered another victim vainly struggling to escape from the sticky tangle. After adopting the newly conceived method for the elimination of the pests, at the end of three days, Mr. Freeman found his premises entirely free of rats. CAIRO PREACHER, CALLEDCHARMER, KILLSJHMSELF In Letter to Public Rev. A. P. Garrett Says Charges Are Untrue. ACCUSED OF BEING CAUGHT IN A RAID Congregation Asked Him to Leave Town, and He Takes Life in Church. Cairo, 111., Aug. 3 "I am giving my life for you," wrote the Rev. A. P. Garrett, who until recently was pastor of the Cairo Baptist Church, in a let ter addressed "To the People of Cairo," which was discovered after he was found dying, last night, in the basement of the church. He had shot himself in the head and died soon aft er church officials, who had received notes from him indicating that he planned suicide, reached the church. One of thee notes was delivered to Dr. J. W. Dunn. In it Garrett wrote: "My mind is almost gone. If I should wait another day the thread would snap." With another official of the church Dr. Dunn hurried to the church and made a hasty examination of the audi torium. As they were going away they noticed a light in the furnace room and there they found the min istre lying upon his back. His heart was still beating but he was uncon scious and died in a few minutes. Gairett was 38 years old, unmar ried, and a native of North Carolina. His parents live in Hillsboro in that State. After graduation from the Uni versity of Chicago he went to Green Bay, Wis., coming from that place to Cairo. Rumor has it that he left Green Bay under fire. Two years ago he had a nervous breakdown and has been in poor health since. It is said that he used drugs for insomnia. Garrett's connection with the Cairo church was severed last Saturday, fol lowing weeks of gossip about him, in volving misconduct toward women. Several weeks ago Garrett resigned, although officers of the church who had investigated the stories about him reported that they had found nothing irregular. One of the stories was to the effect that he had been caught in a police raid on a disorderly resort. Less than a week ago it was report ed that he had been forced to leave a hotel because he was found in com pany with a woman, a former member of his congregation. Saturday morning Garrett was call ed before an officer of the church, given the amount due him and, it is said, asked t leave town. He depart ed for St. Louis at noon. In his resig nation Garrett had named Sept. 1 as the date on which it would take ef feet. He had had correspondence with a St. Louis church and it is said that stories from Cairo caused this church to refuse him the pastorate. Gairett returned from St. Louis last night and went in a cab direct from the station tj the church. Arriving there he gave the driver a package of letters to be delivered, one of which was the note addressed to Dr. Dunn The communication had been written with a pencil, apparently when he was aboard the train, and included his will. The letter addressed "To the People of Cairo" read as follows: "The dearest possession of every man is his life. My life is no less dear to me than it is to all men. I am will ing to give up that which is dearest to all human kind to vindicate the people who have defended me. "I have many faults, but I am in nocent of every charge brought against me. Circumstances have seem ed to wind themselves about me and to conspire to convict me. But my last statement to you is that I am in nocent of each and every charge against me in so far as it implies wrong either '.n act or word. "I beg the people of the Cairo Bap tist Church to stand together. I am giving my life for you. Please work for the good of the church and the salvation of men and women. I wish I had a thousand lives to give fo' you. I would gladly give them all. Will you beleve me? I seal my plea with my blood. A. P. Garrett. "P. S. Let those who love me for give and those who hate me have charity." The Cairo Baptist Church is the leading church of that denomination in the city. George S. Buder of Kansas City stopped in the Cape yesterday to transact business while on his way to Sikeston. BOSTON TEA PARTY SHOCKS CAPE MEN Commerce Women Charge Steam boat Looking for Drink With a Kick in it. Th-j story of a unique raid on sup posed bootleggers by a band of wom en at Commerce, Mo., is being told in Cape Girardeau by Will Franz and Jack Womack. It was a "Boston Tea Party" brought up to date. Last Sunday Franz and Womack motored from the Cape to Cairo, 111., and ,when they boarded the ferry across the river to come to Commerce, the captain of the ferry told them to keep their eyes "peeled" for some good amusement. On board the ferry boat were sever al negro men and women "travelers." Many of them carried suitcases that had every appearance of being ex tremely heavy- Moreover, it seemed to both Franz and Womack that the dar kies took extraordinary care with their luggage. Thr-y never allowed themselves to bump the suitcases and telescopes into one another, and it seemed that such an iradvercant act as letting a satchel fall with a thump to the deck was un heard of on the trip across the Mis sissippi. Every darky was a careful custo dian of his luggage. Likewise it seem ed to the iwo motorists that the dar kies gathered in little knots and held eamfst conversation with one another in more or less subdued voices on som? subject cr other that maybe was non-i of the white folks business. Anyway, the attention of the mo torists was cailed from the darky pas sengers as the frery boat approached the Missouri fhore at Commerce by the appearance on the bank of the river of a band of about 12 or 15 de termined looking women. They were not more casual onlook ers, there to watch the ferry come in, although their actions soon showed that they were there to see what the ferry had brought across. The boat kept warping a little closer and a little closer to the bank and the women began to size-up the situation a little more circumspectly. Two or three of then pointed out things on board the beat and the motorists coulnn't help but imagine that maybe they were pointing at the darkies' suitcases. At length the ferry had been warp ed into position and the gates had been opened. One of the women stepped out in front of her small band and as she brandished a club over her fair head, exclaimed in almost stentorian tones: "Women of Commerce, do your duty!" The battle-cry of the women was a commingled screech, scream and shriek. They ran down the slope leading to the boat's plank, mounted the deck and soon the Cape motorists were in the midst of a scene the like of which they never had witnessed be fore. The charge was directed upon the group of darkies who had the suit cases of which they had taken such great care. It was to no avail that the blacks protested they could pass a rigid "Commerce Women's Board of Censorship." Actual inspection was the only thing that would satisfy the women. Many suitcases were torn open and contents oft times dropped upon the deck. Their searching examination failed to reveal anything of a fluid nature. The heavy suitcases seemed to contain nothing but cloths. The captain of the ferry boat slip ped up beside the motorists from Cape Girardeau in Ihe midst of the melee "They're looking for something to drink. A bunch of bootleggers were caught this way last week and the women dumped about 40 gallons of perfectly good liquor into the river,' he explained. Womack carelessly put his foot down upon his own suitcase which had been placed on the running board of the machine. He bore down pretty heavy, too. One of the women came alongside of the machine, eyed the suitcase, looked over Womack's foot, glanced at Wom ack's countenance and back to the suitcase. He.- hand went out toward the handle t jerk it away, but she stayed her action and sidled away. In another few moments, Womack and Franz saw their chance to drive off and as they gained the top of the slope leading to the ferry, both pulled from the suitcase that had been on the running board a "tall something" which was capable of being a "cold bottle" and derisively waved them at the women left on the deck. Mrs. Mollie Jones of Sikeston has taken charge of the Terminal Hotel this week. Sh eexpects to open a din ing room soon that will accommodate about 50 persons. Many of the rooms are being revamped and refurnished. SOUTHEAST IS STATE'S BEST, SAYSJEPUBLIC Charles M. Morrison, in St. Louis Paper, Praises the Drainage Project. CALLS IT AS RICH AS VALLEY OF NILE Predicts Reclaimed Land Will Be Best on Earth For Farmers. St. Louis, July 31 Charles M. Mor rison, in a special article on the South east Missouri drainage project, says in the Sunday Republic: Good bye, "SwampeirSt Missouri." This term of opprobrium, for years applied indiscriminately to eight coun ties forming the extreme southeast comer of the State the far-famec Holland of America no longer applies to any of them. Within this area of nearly 5,000 square mile.5 an area nearly one-half the size of Belgium had before the war a reclamation project is now nearing completion which dwarfs any drainage scheme ever before attempt ed. Here in the alluvial lands formed at the junction cf the Ohio and Missis sippi Rivers, nore than a score of big steam dredges are today consummat ing a vision which many a pioneer dreamed. Here almost as much dirt is being moved as was represented in the Pan ama Canal or the wr.r operations on the western front in Europe. And it is being moved in th? cause of peace and prosperity, to make homes for 5.000 American families and add mil lions to th wealth of the State ane nation. The once desolate swamps are rapid ly being converted into green fields of alfalfa, th? former rtagnant bayous are giving place to regiments of tas seled corn, seas of wheat and the deep grrPfi of tiie f'nest cotton grown any where between the oceans. For generations men have marveled at :'.he depth and the blackness of this soil. Whcivcr it was farmed it proved wonderfully productive. But always there was the dread of the waters from the north, lessened, but not en tirely removed by the building of the ihre?-mile Governmfnt levee just be low Cape Girardeau. The waters from the Ozark foothills came down in flood and th.- Castor and the Little Rivers were not able to take care of the volume. There were large areas that were dry for the greater part of the year, and these were successfully cultivated. The yields from these Iamb were sm-h as ti stimulate a de sire to opeii up the whole region and mak.? of it Ihe most nroductive area in the whole Mississippi Valley. Trie diversion cana', a tremendous gash in the black earth, runs through the swamps and the t'mber country from Cato's SIcugh west of the Castor to tho Mississippi, may bo a mile ami a half below Cape Girardeau. It is flanked by great levees, the entire floodway from outer rim to outer rim measuring more than 1,309 feet in width. The canal is 110 feet wide and has an average depth of 17 feet. The south leve-? i j 160 feet at the base and abou": 20 feet high. The northern levee of the diversion canal is 900 feet from the waters of the canal and is 100 feet in width and 16 feet high From levee to ievee it is capable of taking care of a phenomenal flood. There is a total of 625 miles of ditch es and 40 miles of levees in this $4, 750,000 job. More than 50,000,000 cu bic yards of earth must be moved be fore it is complete. At the present time 27 contractors and scores of sub contractors are at work building the great ditches that carry the water off to ti e south and opening up the small er canals that gather the water out of the back country. A greater part of the region has been under water for three or four months of every year, and the volume of water that must be handled is trem endous. About 15 per cent of it is now under cultivation. The assessed benefits against the 488,500 acres of land in the district amount to more than $13,000,000. This is not a real estate estimate, but the findings of the court appraisers. As soon as ihe engineers, Randolph of Chicago, and Ockerson of St. Louis, had passed upon the project and the le gality of the undertaking had been es tablished by the decisions of the State Supreme Court, no difficulty was ex perienced in floating the bonds at 5 per cent. Over $1,000,000 worth of machinery and equipment is now burrowing in the black soil of the district opening the canals and piling up the levees. Just now 22 giant dredges of the drag line type are at work, and by fall 35 For Your Baby The Signature of is the only guarantee that you have the Qeoyiee prepared by him for over 30 years. YOU'LL give YOUR baby the BEST Your Physician Knows Fletcher's Castoria. Sold only in one size bottle, never in bulk or otherwise; to protect the babies. The Centaur Company, of these din lifters will be busy. The ditches are being dug about one mile apart, and th? work is being accom plished at a cost of r.bout $10 an acre on the average. The maximum bene fits assessed lun as high as $40 and the minimum as low as $4 an acre. Ten years ago some of this land was selling as low as $3 an acre, but at the present time land prices are ranging around $30 and $90, according to loca tion and improvements. It is certain to sell anywhere from $75 to $150 an acre after the work is completed. If the work goes through as plan ned it will be well nigh completed in 1917. Witnin three years the worst swamp in the district ought to be ready for ihe "swamper" and his ax. It ought to be cleared and under cul tivation withia the next 10 years. "Within the next 20 years," said Senator Oliver, in discussing the dis trict's futuiv, "this v.:!I be the great est agricultuial district in Missouri and one of the greatest intensive farm ing regions of the world. We can grow practically everything that is grown anywhere else in the United States on this soil. Wo have the best lands of the corn belc beaten; we can grow as much and as good wheat per acre as Kansas or tin Dakotas, our alfalfa, our oats and our timothy are oo,ual to any and don'i forget that we grow better cottcn than is grown anywhere else in the country. We have all the crop:; of the North added to those of the South and a rainfall that varies between 43 and 50 inches annually." The crops are ihere to see. There is corn in the drainage district that was higher than a horse's back in early June. Thousands of acres of sunflow ers are being grown, since the war shut off the tunflower crop of South Russia. The dikes of Holland, the fer tility of old Egypt, tiie wheat fields of the Northwest the cotton belt and the corn belt are all que?rly commingled in what uecd to be "Swampeast Mis souri. They told us, and were able to prove it, thst four crops of timothy have been grown in two years down in Pemiscot County. For the man who barely mansges io get one fair crop in a year this must seem like an agri cultural paradise. The first crop was ready to cut June 20 and the second was cut and cured in September. Back in 1881, so say the records, 100,000 acres cf this land were sold at $1.25 an acre. This land is now worth something like $100 an acre. MRS. W. H. VOGEL IN ST. LOUIS, CONSULTS NOTED SPECIALIST Examination Reveals One Unsound Lung, But Malady Can Be Cured, Diagnosticians Say. Mr.-:. William H. Vogcl has gone to St. Louis to consult with Dr. Elsworth Smith ,a noted diagnostician, concern ing her physical condition. Mrs. Vogel ha3 been in ill health for several months, but it has not been regarded as serious unt'l recently. Mrs. Vogel, who was accompanied by her husband, informed her son, Ar thur Vogel, yesterday, that an exam ination had ben made and one of her ung3 was found to be affected. Dr. Smith and his assistant, Dr. Louis Behrens, informed Mrs. Vogel that her condition was not serious, and that by Pm'l Oak Ridge News Up To The Minute .'. By Vest Walker .'. Oak Ridge, Aug. 1 J. P. Milone and wife departed for Sar. Francisco Thursday io visit th? Exposition. Dr. W. K. Statl. r and Gee. T. Ford veil? ordained deacons in Ihe 15ajtist Church Thursday night. The mem ers '.if th'. ihurch were assisted by Dr.. J. C. Mr.plo and F. Y. Campbell of the Cape. Mr. and Mrs. Robert II. White of Marissa, Iii., are lure isiting Mrs. Whites parei.l.-, G. D. Statler and wife. Du Rce Jones in: wife and J. L. Hinklt of Jackson wer- 0:ik Ilidge visitors Sunday. The Ovk Ridge base ba!1 team went to Fndtl'ind Saturday and defeated the team there with u sore of 20 t". The-e W'll be a punic in Schmidt's Grove Satnda. Ai'inist 7. Howarl Liddv :le.'.;trd for St. Loui.; last week. Th.? Deaoons Triturations, a comedy dran.a, will be given in the Opera I Ilou.-e, Saturday, August M by the Presbyterian?-. Rev. Jos. S. Newsom is conducting a pn.trncl'Mi meeting :il Daisy. J. A. Ilov.ers ami s n, Emery, spent Satunbv ir the Cji:e. ' D-tk Marshal' of I'entor. is here vis- Hany Sir ton and v. U of Farming ton are Iito visiting Mrs. Sutton'-; j parents, Thco. Kiep and ife. j G. E. Petersen i.; a'. Fnedheim this I week r-rectr.g a concrete silo for I. o. Miller. Quite a delegatir n from Fcdgewick ville passed through her" Monday on j their wny to Jackson in the interest of ' the bridge to be jiult across White ' water near W. C. RrIinrer's place, j Zelma and Raymond Moyrr of the ! Cape are visiting in this city. Mrs. J. H. McCaUa and children re turned o their hoir." in Memphis. Tenn., Tuesday, after month's visit here with Mi.-. MrC:;!la's parents. (. D. Stotler and wife. Geo. L. Sv;der cf Frmt'and wr.s in town Monday. F. J. Tacke of ArnsVrg was an Oak Ridg visitor Sunday. Mrs. Cora Harris spent several days in Daisy last week. C. M. Morton was in town Monday calling on hi; cj:Litier. Omar Landb of Rector, Ark., is visit:;.g h:s uncle, J. M. Drum. Dim Looney of the IMl Telephone Company was here first of the week in the interest of th? company. M. W. S.van returned from St. Louis Monday where he had been in a hos pital for the past month. Thos. E. Ciark and Tom Juden of the Cape were business visitors here Friday. Oliver Ratr. of Red Bud, 111., was here the latter part of the week buy ing mules. careful attention, she would recover in a short time. Mr. and Mrs. Vogel will return home tomorrow or Tuesday.