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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, October 29, 1915, Image 2

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Every Friday by
Three weeks from today the City of Cape Girardeau will vote on the
proposition to purchase the Fairgrounds. It will be the last opportunity the
city will have to acquire this property. If it is not bought by the city, it will
bo sold under a mortgage and divided into lots.
If the voters cast their ballots in favor of its purchase, Cape Girardeau
will have a small zoo next summer. The park is so situated that it can be
conveniently reached by the residents of every section of the city, and that
fact will enhance its value to the people.
Parks are recognized now as a necessity, and every progressive city ha
at least one. In considering the question of buying the Fairgrounds, the
vitcrs of this city should consider two propositions: Is the Fairgrounds worth
the money? How many other sites just as well located has Cape Girardeau?
The city is offered the rail-grounds, free of debts and with modern im
provements, for $:;o,()()0. Those who are opposed to the city acquiring the
pioperty, agree that the price asked is reasonable. The increase in taxation
v ould not exceed four cents on the .$100, or just two postage stamps.
There is not another site within a mile of the city limits of Cape Girar
deau that would make a desirable city park. There is none within the city
hmits that could be used as a park. If Cape Girardeau rejects the offer to buy
tj:e Fairgrounds, it can never have a city park.
The time to consider the question of buying the Fairgrounds is now.
Don't wait until you go to the polls.
Those who hurry back to the city when the theaters open their doors, and
! -fore the first frost falls upon the "punkin" and upon the fodder in the
f-hock, have missed, unless they have made frequent excursions beyond city
limits, a rarely beautiful and benign October.
An early frost, after rains, spangled the woodlands with scarlet and gold
v hen the month was young. Since then blue skies have smiled upon excep
tionally vivid autumnal tints.
The air more especially the morning air which compensates those who
paradise in the last forty winks of sleep find the nearest approach to earthly
1 aradise i nthe last forty winks of sleep, and will not be waked save by the
aroma of the breakfast coffee has been more sparkling than comet wines
l'ng cobwebbed in the ducal cellars, awaiting a sufficiently great occasion
and sufficiently distinguished guests.
Roses have bloomed bravely this October in sheltered sun-kissed gardens
putting forth a gay array of petals against the purple of the frost-touched
Virginia creeper. Cherry blossoms, mistaking the lingering caresses of the
October sun for the importunacy of May, have opened their chalices upon
leafless limbs.
A few locust trees are reported as having been equally misled by amorous
advances, and are bursting into full bloom and exhaling the fragrance with
which their fellows customarily saturate the air of early June.
' August proved unseasonably chilly. September was white-hot in spots
and rather flaccid throughout. October has atoned for the misdeeds of pre
decessors and rewarded richly those who remained amid, and those who have
nought upon short excursions, the out-of-city out of doors.
Divorcee and Former Husband
Compromise Case Out
of Court.
Judge R. G. Ranney yesterday ended
litigation in the personal affairs of H.
P. Kinsolving, of Maiden, wealthy
druggist, by entering into the record
of the Cape Girardeau Court of Com
mon Pleas a judgment against Mrs.
Belle Kinsolving, a former wife of the
Mrs. Kinsolving was suing to have
a divorce decree annulled which her
husband had obtained several yeans
ago. By the judgment entered in the
record, the divorce was sustained.
The judgment was entered after iho
attorneys for Mrs. Kinsolving and he
husband entered into an agreement out
of court whereby they agreed to lot
the judgment stand for Kinsolving.
The agreement was signed October 2,
Kinsolving's divorce was obtained
from Judge J. L. Fort, of Dexter, in
the Circuit Court of Dunklin County,
on December 5, 1910. A short time
after he had obtained the decree Kin
solving was married ag.n'n.
Wm. Vedder Returns From
St. Louis Test delighted
With Records
William Vedder. who went to St.
Louis Thursday to attend the tone
test of the Edison Diamond Phono
graph at the Victoria Theater, ad
vises that oniy about one-half the
people who tried to gain admittance
to the theater to hear the tone test
were able to do so. Every seat and
every inch of standing room was talv-
en long before the time set for the
test to begin.
When the time for the test came
Miss Elizabeth Spencer, the noted so
prano, took her place on the stage at
the side of the Edison Disc Phono
graph. Everything was so quiet the
dropping of a pin could be heard;
everyone anxious to hear the difference
between the record and Miss Spencer's
The first song rendered was Joce-
lyn's Lullaby. The phonograph was
started and part of the record played
before Miss Spencer began to sing.
For a time she would sing in unison
with the record, then again would stop
Public School News Prepared
By Students at the High School
Regular Class Wrk Began Mon
dayHow Rooms are
His former v ife filed suit to have i and jet the record plav alone. The onlv
the decree set aside on grounds that J difference that could be noted was a
it was obtained wrongfully. Her at- iouder sound when she san At the
torney was Judge rort, who had imi of the sonir the audience apnlaud-
granted the decree in the first in- ed for at least five minutes. Miss
stance. The suit was protested by Kin- j Spencer again sang, but without the
solving. I nhonocranh. Then the nhnnop-ranh
By the judgment that was entered j was plaved alone but no difference
against her, Mrs. Kinsolving is enjoin-. t,oud be noted.
ed from ever bringing any legal action Prof. Kauf of thp Svmnhonv Orches-
to obtain an interest in Kinsolving's j tra then appeared and played his vio-
estate and to contest the legality of , nnaw.nt:n., -,-fV, !, i.,,.
1 1 11. auci nuLiiit: n mi ini iliuiu. uiat -
the divorce he obtained.
Judge Ranney entered the decision
at the close of a special session ot
court that he held yesterday. The
agreement between the attorneys in
the case is signed by Judge Fort, for
Mrs. Kinsolving, and Davis & Har-
lesty, Ely Parker & Ely, for Kinsol '-
ing "Meditation," by Thais, which was
greatfuly enjoyed by the audience.
Mr. Vedder says if there was ever
a doubt in his mind that the music
as played by the Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograph was not exactly repro
duced, with al Ithe overtones and the
exact likeness of the voice ringing
j when the record was recorded, it has
disappeared now, for as a Missourian,
he "has been Fhown."
The Central High School began its
regular work in the new building on
Monday, bet. 23, at 8:45 a. m.
The building is the best equipped
and most complete of its kind in Mis
suori. It is strictly fire-proof, the only
inflammable material is the wood
work around the windows, the furni
ture and a thin wood covering over the
In the basement is the gymnasium.
On the first floor there are four class
rooms and the manuel training department.
On the second floor there are two
class-rooms, the drawing room, the of
fices of the Board of Education, the
Superintendent, and the Principal, and
also the study hall, the teachers' rest
room, and the domestic science depart
ment. On the third floor is the commercial
department, the auditorium. the
natural science department, and two I
On the fourth floor are the balcony
of the auditorium and storerooms.
and Perryyille Teams
Will Play Friday
The football team will meet the
Perryville High School team next Fri
day on the new athletic field, at the
Central School. This will be the Cape
team's first game at home this season,
and it is expected to be a good one,
as the two teams are about evenly
The large lot west of the school
building, which is to be used as an
athletic field, is being graded and roll
ed, and it will be in fine shape for the
game Friday.
Ropes will be stretched across the
open spaces on each side of the school
building, and the only entrance to the
football field will be through the school
building. This is done in order that the
visiting teachers, who will be here for
the Southeast Missouri Teachers' As
sociation this week, may inspect the
new building and see the football game
at the same time.
$1000 Worth of Equipment
to be Installed in
Few Weeks.
Bulletin Hoards, Rest Room, Electric
B?l!s, and Individual Lockers
Aid Students and Faculty.
The request made by State Highway Commissioner Buffum that the
usiness men of Cape Girardeau join in an active campaign to bring the pro
posed Lakcs-to-the-Gulf highway through this city, should not be permitted
to pass.
According to Mr. Bui'fum, it is to be a contest of the business men of the
eastern part of Missouri with those along the western line. If it were to be
decided on a basis of population, the east would be victorious, but the location
"f tiic proposed highway probably will be won by the people who put forward
the greatest effort.
No city in the eastern section of Missouri could lap greater benefits
from such an elaborate roadway as Cape Girardeau, if the highway is ac
tually built, and the indications are that it will be. Cape Girardeau should do
her utmost to be placed upon it. .
Whatever the warring nations may think of the United States as a
nation, a neutral, and the land of uncultured people, they will have to admit
that it is a very nice place for passing the hat.
hook worm has stung ! BUFFUM LECTURES
miuiull o w huku, on ROAD MAKING
Well Known Cape Man Suffer
ing From Ailment That
Puzzles Doctors.
Carried Cow-B.'II Along to St. Louis
And Also Received Basket of De
layed Wedding Gifts.
Joel T. Nunn, Jr., secretary of the
Fair and Park Association, yesterdav
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bender, who
have returned from their honeymoon !
trip to Colorado Springs and Denver, j
yesterday told friends what became of!
The conipktness of the new High
School is shown by the following con
veniences: Cork bulletin boards, in the main
hall and in each class-room, are fur
nished so that notices can be posted
without marring the woodwork.
A st room with two wicker couches
and three wicker chairs is provided for
the teachers, and is to be used, incase
of sickness, by the girls.
Miss Wilson will not have to ring
the bells for classes, as an electric
clock has been intsalled. There will be
electric clocks in each corridor, regu
Friday will be a holiday for the pub
lic school pupils in the Cape.
The beneficiaries of this holiday
1 il r il .- m
nave tne ooumeast .Missouri leachers i
Association to thank for the extra day
of childish dissipation which always
takes place on a school holiday.
The teachers will meet in the Cape
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Schools throughout Southeast Missouri
will be dismissed on both Thursday
and Friday, with the exception of the
The Cape Girardeau educational
J plant will be working Thursday so that
visiting instructors may obtain an idea
of how to do their own work by pure
observation of methods employed here.
The gymnasium of the new Central
High School, when equipped, will be
the pride of the school and will be ap
preciated by the whole student body
more than any other one department
in the new building.
The gymnasium, which is in the
basement, is 6Sx43 feet. A balcony
opening off the first floor corridor and
extending entirely around it overhead,
has seats enough for about seventy-
nve people. Several more seats will be
put in later.
The balcony is entered from the
main corridor of the firstv floor
through two large doors. From one
corner of the balcony, steps head down
to the floor of the gymnasium, and at
another a sliding pole arrangement is
to be installed.
There will be a dressing-room at
each end of the gymnasium, one for
the boys, and one for the girls. These
are to be equipped with shower-baths
and lockers.
The entire equipment for the gmy
nasium, when installed, will cost about
Si, 000. This equipment has not all ar
rived, but the most of it is expected
within the next few weeks.
The gymnasium is to be used as a
basket-ball court also, and in antici
pation of this, the girls expect to have
a team which will win the Southeast
Missouri championship. Heretofore
the girls have not had a basket-ball
team because they had no place to
The boys also expect to have a good
basket-ball team this year.
There are no physical training
teachers in the High School, but a
girl's physical training course is being
planned by the ladies of the faculty,
each of whom will have charge of one
class, if the plan goes through.
The large auditorium on the third
Auto Scares Horse -Louis
KaufTmann's Son Leeps
to Safety.
afternoon departed to St. Louis ac-1 an old fashioned cow-bell that was
companied by Mrs. Nunn, where Mr. locked to their traveling bag as they
N'unn will have an X-ray examination j departed from the Cape,
made to ascertain the character of a1 Mi- l:
lated bv the Western Union Telegraph ! ,loor in the new Central High School .;
office. I building, which will be used for High
Brass plates are put on the corners ' School assemblies and for public en- Louis Kauffmann was injured and
of the walis to keep them from break- j tertamments, is amiost completed; and j his T-year old son escaped iniurv bv
malady with which he has been suf
fering for the last two or three weeks.
The examination is being made on
ing off.
Lockers are provided in the
dors for the students, while the teach
:me nrst assembly was hold there i- ri-: .umDimr when :i hnr. he,:imo fno-ht.
corri- ,' day. j ened at an automobile and unset their
The balcony and auditorium will buggy yesterday afternoon while they
A. Wilder, of Trinity Lutheran Church.
The couple married, and thinking to
give their friends the "slip," motored
crs lockers are in their rooms. Each I i'-'at "bout 750 persons. The sloping were driving from Jackson to their
the advieoof physicians who attended) to Brainbridge to board the train to
(Continued from page 1.)
feet, stepped on the outside of the
traces and then straddled the tongue.
"I guess I had better unhook and put
these things in the barn while I am
all together," sail! the driver and he
While downtown that afternoon he
met Mr. Kimmel and related what had
"You boobs out there are not uel
to good horses. I'll lc out in the morn
ing and show you how to drive."
The next morning, Frank was at the
brewery before 7 o'clock. After hold- ,
ing a brief confab with the team, he
requested Wolf to hitch them up. j
"Get out of the way before I run j
over somebody,"' shouted Frank as he
tdimbod into the seat and picked up
the lines.
"Come on. peckcrwoods, and lets go f
downtown," ho yelled at his $500
Continued from page 1.
Buffum departed for St. Louis early
this morning and from there he will
go to Jefferson City.
He made a short talk at the after
noon general ses.-ion, which was the
first meeting of the Southeast Missouri-Northeast
Arkansas Highway
Association. Dr. W. S. Dearmont,
president of the Normal School, open
ed the session.
Today the Round-up will be going
full blast" with the opening of the con
vention of the Southeast .Missouri
j Teachers' Association. Yosterdav aft
ernoon, late last night and early this
morning, several hundred men and
women instructors in schools in all
parts of this territory arrived in the
Cape for the convention.
Officials at the Commercial Club
rooms were kept busy till late last
i night directing the visitors to address-
Mr. Nunn in the Cape and who were
unable to determine the character of
his troubles.
Mr. Nunn declares that for about
the last three weeks he has been un
able to sleep and likewise has been un
able to pat. While he was working up
on the speaker's stand at the Demo
cratic rally about two weeks ago. he
believes he strained himself and since
that time, his condition has been
Following the examination that he
expects to have made, Mr. Nunn
will return to the Cape for treatment.
He expects to be back here by Wendes
day evening.
Depart For Washington Where They
Will Oppose Ho-jck Claims.
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One horse turned and looked Kim- j Cs,po wheiv thoy C0lild obtain
I 4 :.. i. ti il- - -il " " '
met nuni i mi i f. i ill II me omci , .
, , . i A great manv
i , .... lt. ,...4 4.- a:me on special train
iou nean inr me nisi lime, r.e .,-. .
i arrive touav.
shouted, "but I don't mind tellin' vou i T. - . i c , ,
..... j l'ie Normal School Corn Show
iltiiii. All nive u'u nc K"'i!K Mmn l c. . ... . T ,
. the Southeast Missouri Product
. " , , , , , ,u !,n the ffymnasium at the Normal
The horses lunged forward, then : o, . . . . , . ,
, , . j School attracted a vast deal of atten-
uac-e( up tion ypsterday from visitors d th
"Did vou lock the w heels of this rig. !,.... - 444
, . : , 1 , . constitute important features at the
Chns?' queried Kimmel as he glanced wwk,g meeting.
at the brakes on both sides of the 1
of the teachers will
that are due to
Senator R. B. Oliver and R. B. Oliver
Jr., yesterday afternoon departed to
Washington where they will argue
against B. C. Hardest- and Giboney
Houch in the Houch drainage district
tax suit, before the Supreme Court.
The Houcks are protesting against
the payment of a tax of 25 cents per
acr for land in the drainage district,
which was levied as a preliminary tax,
to be used in making surveys and de
termine if the drainage proposition
should be followed up.
St. Louis.
Some w ag had been working at the
traveling kit beforehand, however, and
fastened a cow-bell to the handle, then
threw away the key. Mr. Bender said
the bell had to stay on till they arrived
in St. Louis. It rang as they left the
train in the Union Station and not un
til they were met by his brother in the
Union Station could they get the
noise-maker removed. He had a key-
that fitted the lock.
Incidentally, Bender added, the
brakeman on the train they left the
Cape upon, handed him and his bride
a large basketfull of old shoes, tin cans
and sundry other things calculated to
cneer tne neart ot a bridegroom who
had imagined he is serious enough
looking to fool others on the train into
thinking he was not just married.
student has a separate locker and i
oors will give the pupils a better view-
provided w ith a key which will unlock pf the s-tage.
none but his ow n.
The tops of the w indows are made
of prism glass which distributes the
light about the room at anytime of the
day, and in such a way that the far
side of the room is as liftht as the side
nearets the windows.
Descriptions of the equipment of the
departments will be published later.
The large stage faces the west, and
is decorated with fancy cornices. Two
stage doors open on the north end and
on the south. The auditorium is well
lighted by several windows on the west
home near Tilsit.
The automobile at which the hote
became frightened, was driven by a
man named Cunningham, of the Cape.
He was approaching Jackson w hen the
accident occurred.
The horse brose and wheeled to run
from the machine. One of the reins
broke, as well as the single-tree. The
rig went over at once. Kauffmann's
son jumped from the seat as the buggy
started to turn over. Tiie father re
mained in the seat and received severe
iruises anil lacerations on the face ami
to Old Fairgrounds and
dulg.. In "Kid" Games.
Miss May Greene, who was principal
at Broadway School last year and is
nrincinal of Lorimier this vear. made
a visit to Broadway School Tuesday, hands, l.oth were shaken up consider-
and gave a little talk in each of the
six rooms. The pupils were glad to see
New Testimony Is Introduced By State i
Against Forger's Companion.
The preliminary hearing of WaddoH
Fields, charged with being an accom
plice in a forgery, yesterday was re
opened by the State before Justice of
the Peace Kage at Jackson, and at the
close of testimony taken yesterday,
the State's case against Fields was
much strengthened.
Fields is accused of being an accom
plice of Larkin J. Flannigan, of Osce-
ola, Ark., who forged a check for $750
on the Sturdivant Bank in the Cape
INJURED, j ia.st week.
The teachers of the Cape Girardeau
High School and special teachers gave
r. part for the grade teachers, at the
old Fairgrounds last Saturday.
The teachers met at the Central
School at 7 p. m., and hiked to the old
Fairgrounds, where they spent a de
lightful evening toasting marshmel
lows and roasting weiners. They play
ed children's games, such as crack the
whip and three deep.
Those present were: Mr and Mrs. W.
her back again.
An informal luncheon was given for
the faculty of Jefferson School Thurs
day noon by Misses Alma Schrader and
Kittie Hall.
Mrs. Charles Lamb, the manual
training teacher at the Normal, is in
stalling the manual training equip
ment for the new- High School.
The pupils of Miss Edna Hainan
have turned into young Indians. They
are making canoes and tomahawks in
topped his car and
took both Kauffmann and his son to
a physician in Jackson, where Kauff
mann's injuries were dressed. He is
not in a serious condition.
Hammer Falls and Stuns Weil-Known
Cape Contractor.
dismounted, shoved their legs back
over the tongue and took his place in
"Forget it," snapped Chris.
Frank again urged his horses to go 'the seat again.
as he cracked the whip at the side of I He qrdered them to advance once
one and then the. other. And just as if j more, and just as before they stepped
they had prearranged their conduct, over the tongue.
the horses straddled the tongue. 1 Hurling the lines to thp ground,
"Just what they done to me." sang j Frank shouted: "Take em Out, Chris.
out Mr. Wolf. "Them horses is balky." J y scn 'om to the Czar of Russia. He
4Mr. Kimmel wa not convinced. j neeik som;thirg that'll tand fctill."
Several new witnesses were intro
duced by the State. James Casey,
Cairo detective, who arrested the two
men in Cairo, testifier! be fnim,? n
u ru.- l -... 1 ' . ' " -"-" "
nf.11.di1 xwmcn, weu-KTiown cape mileage book upon Fields B J Chil
contractor. yesterday a fternoon sus- ders, ticket agent, said he sold the
tamed a severe abrasion and laceration I mileage book to Fields. Levi Cook,
on the scalp when he was struck by a j hotel clerk at Sikeston. testified thf
Those Who Must Stay Late Get New
Name Applied.
A new addition to the Central High
School is the "hospital."
The Central School w ill le dismissed
at 4 o'clock intsead of '.' as was the
old plan at Lorimier. But all the stu
dents who are up with their work are
dismissed at 'i:l; while those who are
not up with their work, and do not
find time to study at home, are in a
T. Doherty, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Crock- j conection w ith the study of Hiawatha's
er: Misses May Green. A.lice Carroll, j life.
Alma Schrader, Elizabeth Davis. Washington School set last Thurs-
Frieda Rings, Avis Baker, Emma Wil- j day as clean-up day to remind the
son. Clara Drusch. Helen Mueller, ; thildren of the citizens' clean-up day
Marie Carroll, Berta Wilson, Pauline I on Fridav, Oct. 22.
Beckmann, Emma Linxweiler, Fay 1 A complete leaf book, containing
Champion, Edith Sob
Douglass, Blanche Ri
Pansy Ring; Messcrs Arthur McGin- way School, under Miss Turner. Sophs and Seniors Scrap Over Flag,
nis, Hawthorne Ranney and William 1 Through this work, they are fast be- The sophomore class celebrated the
Mulholland. coming expert woodsmen, and can opening of the new High School by fly-
readily recognize trees by their leaves t ing their class pennant, of blue and
BEGIN SEWING AT H. S. TODAY, and bark. I white, on top of the building. The
-' pennant was put up by Earl Nea
ebastian, Lucille ; leaves of many trees, was worked out j special class. This is called the "hos
ice. Kittie Hall.ibv the third grade children at Broad- 1 pital" class and must remain later.
hammer that his helper let fall upon
bis head while at work in the Roth
Tobacco factory on South Frederick
Rabick was directing the work of j selves
his helper, when the hammer fell a
distance of 25 feet from where the
helper was standing on a ladder. Rab
ich was stunned for several moments.
He was taken to a physician, who
bandaged his head.
Fields registered for himself and Flan
nigan when there previous to their
visit at the Cape, Fields using the
names Houser and Francis for them-
August Roth and William Eifert, j The commercial department at the
automobile men who took them to Central High School now has a bank-
Cairo, Wilson Burchfield, W. H. Stub- J ing room and ten new bookkeeping
blefield Jr., and Fields took the stand I desks. Havi ng no stockholders this
also. The case will be argued tmnr. J year, the banking and bookkeeping
rtm" i class will not begin- until next year.
A Hallowe'en program is being plan-
Part of the cquippmcnt for the do- ned by the teachers and pupils of Lin
mestic science department has not ar- 'coln School for Friday afternoon. Oct.
rived. The old machines and sowing 2.r. The patrons of the school are in
tables were brought from the old High j vited to attend.
School to the new one; and the pupils The German class, under Miss Clara
will begin sewing today but the cook- j Drusch, has received the first German
ing classes will not meet for sevcrVi readers.
Duree McNocly entered High School
the first day in the new building.
Coach McGinnis refereed the foot
ball game between Sikeston and
Charleston last Friday.
The fifth grade pupils at Washing
ton School are cutting out Jack o'
Lanterns, pumpkins, and all sorts of
things to tW'wte their room for Hal-lov'een.
cal and
Willard Russell, but was not allowed
to stay because the Seniors took it
dow n.
Students Wear Safety First Pins.
A High school student can now be
recognized by the pin which he wears.
The pin is a "Safety First" and is at
tached to a key w hich opens the locker
in which his wraps, books and lunch
are kept.
Charies Cofer and Bern Gockel yes
terday went to Whitewater on a fish
ing trip. They returned last night.
W. S. Russell and J. S. Mengel of
Poplar Bluff yesterday were business
visitors in the Cape.

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