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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, September 17, 1915, Image 3

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State of Missouri, County of Cape Gir
ardeau, ss:
In the Common Picas Court of Capo
Girardeau County, Mo., term, VJir,
Ceo. F. Ra bourn, plaintiff, vs. Alice
Raj bourn, defendant.
The State of Missouri, to above named
defendant, Greeting.
Now, on this "1 day of August, 10'i,
in vacation Common Pleas Court for
Cap- Girardeau County, Missouri,
comes plaintiff herein by attorney of
record hen in before the clerk of said
Court and on behalf of plaintiff files
jN-t it ion and affidavit in suit herein,
among other matters of action alleg
ing: That said defendant, Alice Ray
bourn, is a non-resident of the State of
Missouri, and that the ordinary pro
cess of law cannot be served upon her
within this State, and it appearing to
the satisfaction of this Court that the
defendant cannot be summoned in this
Whereupon it is ordered by the clerk
of tin' Court in vacation that said de
fendant be notified by publication that
plaintiff has commenced a suit against
Lor in this Court, the immediate ob
ject and general nature of which is to
obtain a decree of divorce and that the
bonds of matrimony heretofore con
tracted and now existing by and be
tween plaintiff and defendant, be dis
solved. And it is further ordered that, said
defendant be and appear in this Court
on the first day of the next term
thereof to be hidden at the City of
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau
County, Missouri, on Monday the 22
day of November, lfllo, and then and
there answer or plead to said petition,
or in default therein said petition will
be taken and adjudged as confessed,
and judgment by default will be ren
dered against said defendant.
It is further ordered that a copy
hereof be duly published at least four
consecutive weeks in the Weekly Trib
une, a weekly newspaper duly printed,
published and circulated in said Cape
Girardeau County, and duly desig
nated by plaintiff's attorney, and dulv
approved by said Clerk as most likely
to give notice to defendant, the last
insertion to be at least fifteen days
before said next term of said Court.
A true copy.
D. A. Nichols, Clerk,
By Zela Chiles, D. a
For The Right Man
In the Cape Girardeau Court of Com
mon Pleas, ('ape Girardeau County,
Missouri, July Term, 1915.
Henry P. Sc'iroeder, plaintiff, vs. W
J. Seagraves and Samuel M. Taylor,
Xow this day comes plaintiff by his
attorney, N. K. Alexander, before the
undersigned I). A. Nichols, clerk of said
court, in vacation, and files affidavit
setting forth that defendant, Samuel
M. Taylor, is a non-resident of the
State of Missouri, and cannot be serv
ed by the ordinary process of law in
this State.
It is therefore ordered by me, as
clerk aforesaid, in vacation, that publi
cation bo made notifying said dpfend
ant that an action has been commenced
against him by a petition and attach
ment in the Cape Girardeau Court of
Common Pleas, Cape Girardeau Coun
ty, Missouri, which said action is
founded on an account, the amount
sued for being Two Hundred and
Fourteen Dollars ($214.00); that his
property has been attached and unless
he bo and appear at the November
term. l'.M.", of this court to be holden
at the Courthouse in the City of Cape
Girardeau, in said County of Cape
Girardeau, on the 22d day of Novem
ber, 1015, and on or before the .Id day
thereof, if the term shall so long con
tinue, and if not, then before the end
of the term, to answer said petition,
same shall be taken as confessed, and
judgment shall be rendered against
him and his attached property sold to
satisfy the same.
It is further ordered that a copy
hereof be published oce a week in the
Weekly Tribune, a newspaper publish
ed in the County of Cape Girardeau,
for four weeks, successively, the last
insertion to be at least twenty day
before the commencement of said No
vember term of this court.
A true copy from the record.
D. A. Nichols, Clerk.
Whereas, on the 22nd day of April,
1902, William F. Needling, a single
person, by his certain deed of trust,
duly recorded in Trust Book No. X at
page 464 of the land records of Cape
Girardeau County, Missouri, conveyed
to Maritn L. Haupt as trustee the fol
Former Secretary of Cape Light
and Water Company Badly
Frank Spellbrink, for several years
secretary of the Missouri Public Util
ities Company of this city, was shot
and seriously wounded in St. Louis by
W. A. Schmeckebier, a brother-in-law,
Monday afternoon. He was at first
reported to have been fatally wounded
but the physicians at the city hospital,
where Spellbrink is confined, say he
will recover.
Francis Greable, a friend of Spell
brink, was also shot and seriously
wounded by Schmeckebier. They were
fired upon as they attempted to enter
the Schmeckebier Candy Company, of
which Spellbrink's brother-in-law is
the proprietor.
Schmeckebier told the St. Louis po
lice that he shot his brother-in-law and
his companion after receiving a
threatening communication from Spell
brink over the telephone.
Spellbrink's wife, Louise, is in deli
cate health and has not been told of
the shooting. She is Schmeckebier's
Schmeckebier opened fire with an
automatic pistol when Spellbrink and
Greable entered his office. He told
the police he had received a telephone
message from Spellbring that "I am
coming down there to get you."
After the telephone message was re
ceived, a policeman was sent to guard
Schmeckebier. The policeman had
gone to a patrol box a block away to
make his hourly report when the
shooting occurred. When he heard the
shots he ran back to the office and
Schmeckebier surrendered to him.
Greable told the police he met Spell
brink downtown and was invited to
take a walk with him. He said he was
not told an attack was to be made on
All of the six bullets in Schmecke
bier's pistol took effect. Spellbrink
was shot in the left side, abdomen,
right arm and right leg. Greable was
wounded in the righ side and right
Schmeckebier's mother, Mrs. Louise
Schmeckebier, a widow, with whom he
lives, said Spellbrink and her son had
not been on good terms for some time.
Spellbrink, she said, wanted Schmecke
bier to give him and his wife employ
ment with his candy company.
Schmekebier said his business would
not warrant this, she said, and this
caused estrangement. Mrs. Schmeck
ebier said she recentlv heard that
Spellbrink had made threats to "get
even with tier son.
At the hospital Spellbrink denied
that he had told Schmeckebier over the
telephone that he was going to "get"
him. He said he called up Schmeck
ebier to talk over a business matter
anil that Schmeckebier lecame angry.
Spellbirnk said he then told his broth
er-in-law he would "come down and
see him."
Spellbrink lived in Cape Girardeau
for about five years and was quite
popular. He was succeeded by John
P. Meyers as secretary of the Utilities
lowing described real estate lying and
being in the County of Cape Girardeau
and State of Missouri, to-wit:
One piece of land in township Nos
thirty-one and thirty-two (31 and "2),
North of Range fourteen (14) East,
containing eighty-six and 55-100 acres,
being all that part of Joseph Chevalier
survey No. r,22), division No. 200; of
the four hundred arpens which had not
been disposed of the U. S. Government
prior to the confirmation; also part of
the northwest quarter of lot No. Two
2) of the northeast quarter of Sec
tion No. One (1) in Township Thirty
one (.'?!) North of Range fourteen
(14) East, containing thirty-seven and
30 ?i-100 acres.
Which said conveyance was made in
trust to secure the payment of a cer
tain promissory note in said deed of
trust described; and whereas default
has been made in the payment of said
note; and whereas it is provided in
said deed of trust that in case of the
death or refusal to act of said trustee,
the then acting Sheriff of said County
may proceed to execute said trust; and
whereas the said trustee has refused
to execute said trust;
Now, there fore, I, the undersigned
Sheriff, at the request of the legal
holder of said note and by virtue of
the authority vested in me by said
deed of trust, will on
Saturday, October 2, 1915,
between the hours of 9 o'clock in the
forenoon and 5 o'clock in the afternoon i
at the east front door of the Court
House, in the City of Cape Girardeau,
Missouri, proceed to sell the above de
scribed real estate at public vendue to
the highest bidder for cash, for the
purpose of satisfying said deed and
executing said trust.
William A. Summers,
Sheriff of Cape Girardeau County,
Missouri, and Acting Trustee.
Merchants to Give Burlesque on
Circus Men Night Program
A parade, such as never has wended
the streets of Cape Girardeau before,
will be a night feature of the enter
tainment during fair week.
It will be a burlesque on a genuine
circus parade and if the success sim
ilar pageants have met with in other
cities is any criterion, it will be better
than a genuine circus parade.
The parade feature was definitely
decided upon Sunday morning at a
joint meeting of the Entertainment
committee of the Commercial Club and
a committee of the Board of Directors
of the Fair and Park Association,
which met at the Commercial Club.
Those who were present were:
Charles Blattner, president of the fair
association; A. M. Tinsley, J. T. Nunn
Sr., C. W. Stehr, J. T. Nunn Jr., secre
tary of the fair; W. H. Bohnsack Jr.,
David Glenn, President J. H. McPher
son, of the Commircial Club; Clyde
Vandivort, of Jackson, and John Mil
ler. The Commercial Club at its meet
ing had authorized the Entertainment
Committee to prepare some night fea
tures for entertaining the crowds in
town. The proposition of obtaining
carnival companies and placing them
on Spanish street, Broadway and Good
Hope street first came up.
The fair directors pointed out that
such features would draw crowds away
from the fair at night when it is plan
ned to have the midway going full
blast and a free show put on.
The business men thereupon began
planning for a different entertainment
stunt, and the parade was selected as
being the best for working up in a
short time.
Costumes will be brought from St.
Louis and it is probable that an expert
will be imported from St. Louis to
train the Cape Girardeauans in pre
senting the parade.
The costumes of papier macho will
represent elephants, tigers, horses, gi
raffes, serpents and animals of vari
ous descriptions found in a real circus
parade. These will be accompanied by
many clowns and floats interspersed
that will carry out the idea of the bur
lesque. There will be a lady caged in
with a den of man-eating lions. In all
probability, the lions will be poodle
dogs rigged up to represent the king
of beasts.
The snake charmer will be on deck
and A. H. Tinsley, who is at the head
of the Commercial Club Committee
which is staging the parade, is plan
ning to have a "phony" calliope to
wind up the affair.
Tinsley last night declared that
there will have to be several capable
young men who are willing to make
heroes of themselves offer their serv
ices to become beasts for the night of
the parade.
A feature of the parade will be a
float with a large, smoot platform. A
troupe of acrobats will be engaged to
put on a series of stunts on this plat
form at various stops the parade will
make enroute.
A parade similar to the one planned
for the Capo was given on July " in
Anna, 111., where it met with great
success. The Cape plans to have a
pageant about four or five times the
size of the Anna affair.
The parade will "make-up" in a
rock quarry out on Broadway west of J
Pacific street. It will march east on
iJroa.tway t o.Main, stopping jor a
nod at l.roadway and rountain lor tno ;
acrobatic stunt, and also at Main and
It will go south on Main to I nde- j
pendence, west on Independence to
Spanish, South on Spanish to Good j
Hope, west on Good Hope to Frederick
where another acrobatic show will be
staged, then west on Good Hope to
Pacific, north on Pacific to Broadway
where the last acrobatic show will be
staged and from that point the parade
will continue on out to the Fair
grounds. It is planned to give the parade on
Wednesday evening, September 2!,
and Friday evening, Oct. 1.
A canvass of business men in all
parts of the town will bo made to raise
funds for the parade, and it is under
stood that many of the business men
have indicated their intention of giv
ing liberally toward the stunt.
A. R. Ponder of San Antonio, Tex.,
nnd J. A. Harrell, of Pasadena, Cal., '
yesterday were in the Cape attending j
to business interests here before de
parting for St. Louis. Both men for
merly were Capo Girardeauans. Pon
der was in charge of the construction
of the Cape street railway system and
was manager of the telephone system ;
and superintended the installation of j
the service as well. Harrell, about is
vr.ir! niro. was in business in Jackson i
and had numerous business interests
in the Capo. He went from Cape
County to California.
Plant Isn't Appreciated
By Cape People.
Efforts Made to Get Oil for Street
Meet With No
D. R. Smith, superintendent of the
International Shoe Company's plant,
yesterday said that if the city of Cape
Girardeau did not repair North Main
street, the factorv would be closed.
"Capo Girardeau is always willing
to do something for an institution
which is worth nothing to the city, but
it always opposes a request from the
shoe factory. We pay salaries of
$7,000 a week or approximately $::o0,
000 a year, but the city compels us to
haul over a street that would not be
tolerated in a country town.
"The street is as bad as any road
in the county. It has reached a stage
where it is almost impossible to haul
freight over it. It has been in this con
dition for more than a year. The situ
ation has become aggravated during
the past month because of the dry
weather. The city refuses to sprinkle
the street, and the dust is now more
than six inches deep in places. Six
hundred employes of the shoe plant
wade through this dust night and
morning. We are compelled to employ
men to wipe the dust from the leather
in order for the men and women to
work with it.
"The Waters Pierce Oil Company
offered to donate 40,01)0 gallons of oil
to be uod on the street from Broad
way to a point north of the shoe fac
tory, provided the people would pay
the freight of the oil from Pennsylva
nia and the cost of spreading the oil
The total sum would not exceed ?150
I sent two men out today with peti
tions, asking for contributions. The
shoe factory headed the list with ?
The two men were able to get only
"It seems to mo that the business
people do not appreciate the shoe far
tory. The members of the City Coun
cil think of the factory only when they
are running for office. During the
campaigns they always call at the
plant and ask permission to go
through and meet the voters.
"There is no other citv in Missouri
where the International Shoe Com
pany has a plant that refuses to co
operate with the factory. We have tol
erated conditions in the hope that
eventually the city would do some
thing for us, but 1 don't believe that
time will con.e.
"Bv steady hauling over Main street
a new wagon would be almost wreck
ed within a month. Two thirds of tin
freight that comes to the Cape and
goes is hauled over North Main street,
but in spite of this fact, we are com
oe ei to to crate the worst street in
"Wo are entitled to a decent street
and it should be kept in first class
condition all the time. If Cape Gir
.irdeau is unwillinir to irive the shoe
f;K.torv som(. consideration, the shoe
fnctorv wiu dose and remain closed
pe-,Thp shop f;i).torv auvays contributes
lo thp Commm.ia riuh, but the Com
mereial Club seems to have forgotten
that the shoo factory is a Cape Cirar
(au ;ns(itulion
(Continued from page one.)
f rained from shooting again up the
alley after the fleeing man because she
was afraid her bullet might strike
;ome innocent person further up the al
ley. There are Seve ral negro huts in
the alley a short distance from where
she was standing.
Casey Ransom arrived at the scene
of the shooting a few moments after
ward and too late to pusue the man.
Mrs. Hansom in describing the man's
actions said she was not sure that she
had hit him, the only indication being
his exclamations.
A close inspection of the alley failed
to show a trace of blood, and last
night physicians and surgeons failed
to report that they had been called to
attend anyone suffering with a gun-
shot wound.
J. W. Wenger came up to the Cape
from Cairo yesterday on business.
Normal and Public Institution
Show (Jain Over Last Year's
At the close of the ftrn day'- t-r
rollmi-nt at the Normal School ..-'.,
day, .'i2 students had compict. ,j u.-tr
class assignments, 2!) more than upon
the first day a year ago. Similarly in
the city schools, the enrollment for the
first day this ear exceeded the figure
for 1114 by 138.
The enrollment at the Norma! School
will continue to be heavy for three
days, when it is expected that the vast
majority of the students will be in the
school. The enrollment at the Normal
this winter is expected to be more than
Classes at the Normal will meet to
day for assignments and preliminary
organization. Tomorrow the actual
work of the year will commence.
In the public schools the total enroll
ment at all buildings is l.".Cl as
against 140:! last year.
The enrollment at the High School
is 221, ol greater than a year ago.
There has been a large increase in
the enrollment in the Lincoln (colored)
The enrollment by buildings this
year as compared with that of Ia.-t
year is as follows:
i r 1 4 irir.
271 22.'.
nit r.m
r:. i 27::
120 ;:::2
170 221
122! 1 ::.v
174 21 k;
iio.. l.vn
last night
Lorimier (grades)
I.orimier (High School).
Grand totals
Superintendent 'rock
declared that the increase in the first
day's enrollment was normal and sim
ply bears out the natural growth of
the schools recorded in former years.
He declared that normally there
ought to be several more pupils en
rolled in the schools in the course of
the week and at the close of a month,
the enrollment will reach about its
maximum. He expects at least "0 to
7.") more pupils to bo enrolled in the
schools this week.
Little confusion attended the open
ing of the public schools yesterday.
For the most part the grade pupils
when assigned to their rooms com
menced the daily "grind" that will be
theirs from nov until they get a re
spite on Thanksgiving holiday.
At the Normal School the process
of enrollment is considerably slower,
because each student must hold an in
dividual conference with a member of
the faculty assigned to become his ad
visor throughout that student's course
in the school. The question of subjects
to be studied and arrangement of
courses is thoroughly gone into at this
Society of (irandmas Hesitates
to Depart from Custom in
Use Half Century.
The members of the Old Ladies' Aid
Society of the Trinity German Lu
theran Church still are divided over
the question as to whether they shall
join with the members of the younger
peoples organizations in the occupa
tion of the old Alt mansion, which re
cently has been acquired by the church
and is being converted into a club
At their meeting yesterday after
noon at the home of Rev. and Mrs. A.
Wilder, the women of the aid society
passed up a decision in the matter till
their next meeting.
Since the Alt home has been ob
tained by the church, the younger
women have been trying to get the
members of the Old Ladies' Aid So-
iety to move into the fine old man
The Old Ladies' Aid Society is one
of the oldest institutions of thet
hurch. It soon will celebrate its fif
tieth anniversary and the members of
the congregation have been anxious to
get the society to enter the new club
They want to devote a special room
for the society's use and they will re
gard it as a distinct mark of approval
when the older women take part of the
occupancy of the home.
On the other hand, the members of
the aid society have, since the organ
ization was formed, been accustomed
to holding their meetings fortnightly
at the home of the various members.
It is a sort of sewing society as well
as church gossip exchange.
Each of the members has taken a
vast deal of pride in the entertainment
of the society at their individual
homes and the fact that the members J
N'oruul Eipert Think Law That
Approve Hunting Birds
j JM a Crime.
.jr t- n-.'tn, rani to guess, the
"--' Law tin A- the dove
a; ga: - bird,- urn! hunters are in-
.;'; V, j-Xl.ii beautiful bird as
t.i- ;-
'I' people this will
m i
bar, a crime.
b -n known from the
the symbol of peace
ar!ie-i. t :,.....
and itirioi i n -. It -;
ong is the exue s-
sion for love and tranquility. It is ab
solutely inoffensive and harmless. It
occasions no Ios to the farmer as do
many other varieties that are protect
ed, and yet it is singled out to be shot
at as a game bird. Last evening guns
were boomii.g until dark ju.-t outside
my fence and I could see the poor dis
tracted binls flying wildly away from
the scene of slaughter. It was the first
time they had found man as an iii'iny
arid it was hard for them to realize
that they must, so regard him. I'-a. h
the boys to love the innocent iloe and
to be its protector instead of slayer.
The County Fair opens on the 2:.
Let us all try to find something to ex
hibit and thus help to make it a suc
cess. Some complaints have come from
breeders of fine stock that the pre
miums are not large enough to justify
the preparation of their stock for
show and it is certainly a fact that
Sikestoii, for example, offers much
more generous rewards at her fair. 1
notice that in the fruit department
there is a great deal more money of
fered for the various classes as well
as a greater variety of classes in
which to enter but we should not let
this alone prevent us from attending
and exhibiting whatever we have of
superior excellence. We must remem
ber that our rewards are not all in
Although the peach crop Jns largo,
much of it was lost through ihe brown
rot. Last summer was too dry for
fungus diseases like the rot to develop
but the rainy August of this year pro
vided the bset conditions for the
spread and rapid growth of it. Much
depends on the character of the spring
spraying. If it were thorough, the rot
would be less prevalent for the rot
spores must find their way into the
fruit through some break in the skin.
Such breaks are usually the work of
insects whose number depend on the
efficiency of the spray. Let us con
sult w ith you about when to spray and
what to spray with.
The last of the month of September
is generally late enough to pick the
latest of the apples. The common rule
is that they are ready to ix picked as
soon as the seeds are brown and the
apples well colored. The Winesaji is
one of the last to require picking. Pick
on a dry, sunny day and store in a
dry, cool cellar. Grade the fruit care
fully. Bruised, wormy or specked fruit
will not keep long and such should be
separated from the perfectly sound.
Late in the fall they may be taken
from the cellar and buried in the
ground where they will retain their
crispness and juiciness better than
anywhere else. L. R. Johnson, Cape
Girardeau Normal School.
have for so many years gone from
home for their meetings, accounts for
a firm Itond of union among all the
members. It has led to probably a
closer union in the society. The mem
bers have become far more intimately
At each meeting of the society a
collection of ten cents each has been
taken up to defray expenses of enter
taining the society with a light lunch
eon. This feature has made the work
of the organization thoroughly i' no
cratic in spirit.
With the ecquisition of the Alt homo
the younger women's aid society has
taken up its quarter.- there and has
made plans for furnishing a room as
their quarters. They have invited some
of the members of the Old Ladies Aid
Society in to their meetings to show
them what there is at the Alt Mansion
and present their arguments force
fully as to why the oldersociety should
change its method of meeting.
At the older women's meeting yes
terday those who attended the young
women's meeting reported on what
they had observed. The result of the
discussion was that the members were
It is anticipated that further efforts
will be made in the next week to win
over those who still want to hold the
home meetings by having them attend
the younger women's meeting next
Wednesday at the Alt roar?ion.
Should the older women decide to
take a part of the house, they expect to
go to some expense in furnishing it
with their society equipment.

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