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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1915.
Notice to I have opened a Corn Market at my office at William street and the C. G. & N. Railroad tracks, and am prepared to buy all the corn you have to sell. I will pay the best Mar ket price for your corn, just as I do for your wheat, and will buy either in small or large quantities. THOMAS S. LILLY 20 DEAD, 50 HURT, IN NEWYORK FIRE Young Factory Girls Burn to Death as Flames Take Wooden Building. New York, Nov. C. Twenty men and girls were killed and more than 50 others were injured, according to police, in a fire that swept through a four-story wooden factory building on North Sixth street, in the Williams burg section of Brooklyn today. Within a short time after the fire was discovered eight girls had been burned to death on the fire escapes, while several others, police say, had met a similar fate before they could reach the escapes. The fire started close to the stairs on the first floor and spread so speeedily that escapes by the stairs from the upper floors was entirely cut off. The upper floors were occupied by a shirt concern and a cloak manufac turing company. Fully 25 0 opera tives, mostly young girls, were at work there, it was stated, when the fire broke out. It was among these em ployes that most of the casualties oc curred. Fifteen bodies, nearly all girls, had been carried out of the building at 3 o'clock. Firemen said several other bodies were lying just inside windows opening on the escapes. They estimat ed the number of dead would reach at least 20. At this time, part of the roof collapsed, interfering for a time with the recovery of bodies. Nearly all the employes of the E. L. Diamond Candy Company on the ground floor left the building at noon. It was close to 2 p. m. when a girl em ployed in the office of the candy com pany started from the building and found smoke pouring into the main hallway from the stairway. The girl notified her own firm, as well as the Essex Shirt Company and the B. L. U. Tailoring Company, which occupied the upper floors, where fully 250 persons, mostly young girls, were at work. FINES MAN AS WIFE BEATER ..Julius Chappius Pays $1 and Costs of $10.80 in Willer's Court. Justice of the Feace W H. Wilier late Monday night fined Julius Chap pius $1 and costs amounting to $10.80 on a charge of beating his wife, Mrs. Grace Chappius. The warrant against Chappius was issued on the complaint of his wife. The Chappius family lives in the rear of No. 2 Main street. After the fine had been imposed on him, Chap pius made the payment. C. F. Hopkins of Lutesville visited friends in the Cape yesterday after noon and last night. Farmers: RANNEY TO PUSH WHEELS OF JUSTICE Attorneys Are Told Cases Must be Tried as Set on Second Day. Judge R. G. Ranney this fall has determined to take a hand in the busi ness of expediting justice and remove the "brake" from the wheels of the November term of Common Pleas Court. He has made it plain to attorneys who have suits on his docket that hab itual and time-honored delays in "go-ing-to-trial" are going to come to an end. The Judge emphasizes the fact that cases must be tried when they are called in court, and the business of attorneys going to the bar and ask ing for a continuance on "mutual agreement of the parties," is going to meet with a deaf ear unless a valid reason is offered. In order to eradicate the delays in the trial of cases, a change has been made in the manner of setting the case for trial in the first place. Heretofore, the cases have been set by the clerk of the court when he makes out the docket. It often has been the case that the time set for trial of a case in this way has been manifestly inconvenient for all the parties concerned in the law suit. Consequently, the attorneys have put in an appearance at the court and asked for a continuance for perhaps a week or two weeks, stating to the Judge that the continuance is by mu tual consent of both sides in the case. This practice has served to confuse the docket of the court and has served to delay the administration of justice. This year, all cases were set by the clerk for the second day of court, No vember 23, and the clerk has notified all the attorneys interested in the case on file, to be in attendance pre pared to make a permanent setting of their cases, so that they may come to trial at the outset when they are called. As a result, many attorneys are planning to be in the Cape on the opening days of Common Pleas Court and arrange their work definitely. The Court has given the attorneys to un derstand that only for a good and valid reason will another delay or continu ance be granted. The docket this year in the Novem ber term of court is exceedingly heavy and the term is expected to last well along toward the first of the year. It is quite probable that court will beheld on Thanksgiving day, it is un derstood, among attorneys. Roy King was fined $5 and costs yesterday afternoon by Police Judge Fristoe on a charge of disorderliness and resisting arrest, when Patrolman Groce locked him up. MRS.W.C.PATTON IS THROWN FROM RIG IN RUNAWAY Wife of Weil-Known Doctor Saves Self by Jumping as Horse Leaps Fence. ANIMAL FRIGHTENED BY BOYS AT PLAY Buggy is Upset and Almost De molished When Dragged Through Fence. Mrs. W. C. Patton,. of 409 Themis street, wife of the well known physi cian, narrowly escaped death or seri ous injury late yesterday afternoon, when her horse ran away, on the Bloomfield road, near the outskirts of the city. The animal jumped a fence into a pasture, upsetting the buggy and hurling Mrs. Patton to the ground She escaped with a few minor bruises. Mrs. Patton had spent the afternoon as the guest of Mrs. Robert Giboney and family, on the Bloomfield road, just a half mile west of the city limits. She drove the family horse, which has always been regarded as a gentle animal. Mrs. Patton left the Giboney resi dence shortly after 5 o'clock to return home. She had just crossed Louis iana avenue, the western boundary of the city, and was driving east on Bloomfield, when the horse suddenly became frightened. Being a large animal, he instantly became unmanageable and plunged from one side of the road to the other. In spite of her heroic efforts to check him, the animal got away from her control and started on a mad dash east on Bloomfield. Fearing that he would collide with a vehicle driving out of the city, Mrs. Patton attempted to bring the horse to a stop by turning him into the fence. Giving a strenuous tug at the rein she turned the excited horse into the fence, but instead of checking his flight, she only aggravated her danger. The horse reared and leaped over the fence, dragging the buggy with him. As it was drawn through, it up set, throwing Mrs. Patton out. She re tained her presence of mind and jump ed just as the vehicle started to topple over. Mrs. Patton fell to the ground a short distance from the buggy as it turned bottom side upward. The impact liberated the horse and he dashed across the open field, but was captured a short time later by several men who had witnessed the runaway. Mrs. Patton was only slight ly bruised. The top of the rig was demolished and it was otherwise damaged, but the horse was not hurt. The physician's wife was congratu lated on her escape by her many friends last evening. She attributed the runaway to the horse becoming frightened at some boys who were playing along the roadside. "He is not a fractious animal," said Mrs. Patton, "and I never once thought of him running away. I was driving slowly and when he shied, I tightened the lines and thought I would check him. But he seemed to become more frightened all the -while. I knew that Bloomfield road is a much traveled thoroughfare at that hour and I was afraid he would collide with an auto or wagan, and I therefore attempted to bring him to a quick stop by turning into the fence. When he jumped the fence and the buggy overturned, I thought only of escaping, and I leaped out." This was the second accident experi enced by Mrs. Patton this week. While driving along Main street, in front of the Glenn store, Monday afternoon, a street car slid into Mrs. Patton's bug gy, upsetting it. She was thrown out, but she saved herself by jumping. She was badly shaken up, but not hurt. TALKS TO TEN-PIN PLAYERS S. L. Drake, President of St. Louis Association, Tells of Handicaps. Desciples of Henry Hudson, of the Half Moon, or the Cape's ten-pin play ers, last night were addressed by S. L. Drake, vice president of the St. Louis Bowling Association, at the Broadway Alleys. Drake explained the system of han dicaps that he says has made bowling popular in St. Louis, and a system similar to that used there will be in troduced among players in the Cape. The bowlers proposed to organize for a tournament last night, but following Drake's talk, they decided to wait a few more days until the handicaps may be worked out before effecting their team organizations. J. W. Ellis of Ste. -Genevieve came down to the Cape yesterday to visit friends and transact business. SOUTHEAST MO. DEMOCRATS TO ORGANIZE CLUB Harry Alexander, Leader to Call County Chairman To Cape Soon. TO ATTEND ST. LOUIS BANQUET IN A BODY Proposed Club is Outgrowth of Rally, Oct. 14-WiIl Boost Party Spirit. As an outgrowth of the demonstra tion of party spirit at the Southeast Missouri Democratic rally held in the Cape October 14, last, a permanent Democratic club is being organized to cover entire Southeast Missouri, it was learned last night. A meeting of county chairmen from the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Con gressional Districts together with many other leaders in the party will be held soon in the Cape to effect the organization of the club. Harry E. Alexander is at the head of the organization work. One of the important accomplishments that the club will endeavor to bring about will be the representation of Southeast Missouri Democracy at the Jackson Day banquet in St. Louis, January 8, with a special trainload of delegates. The series of Democratic rallies that have been held in the last few weeks in all parts of the State will culminate with the Jackson Day banquet at one of the St. Louis hotels. The banquet will be held on the an niversary of President Andrew Jack son's birth, January 8, and delegations from all parts of the State will be present. The party leaders in St. Louis now are working on detailed plans for the event. The Southeast Missouri Club will begin working to enlist a special trainload of Southeast Missourians to go in a body to the banquet, as soon is the organization is effected in the Cape. Other interests of the club will be to boost the party mass meetings, ob tain speakers for Democratic gather ings within the next year, and do everything that a political organiza tion of its character might do to fur ther the interests of the party. The proposal to organize a per manent club in this section of the State followed closely upon the heels of the successful rally that was held here Democrats who attended the rally have been talking the matter of a club al most constantly and at the end of a long series of small conferences, Har ry Alexander was asked to lead def inite work to obtain that end. Alexander was named to start the organization in a definite way because of his leadership in staging the big gest political gathering ever held in this part of Missouri. As chairman of the Arrangements Committee for the Cape rally, Alex ander engineered the gathering to a HAARIG MOVIE DEAL IS DECLARED OFF Men Break Over Style of Balcony to be Installed. Flans for the construction of a new moving picture theater In Haarigthat Would eclipse anything in the city of that character are all off, it has been learned. J. W. Gillingwater, who proposed to manage the prospective show, and Tony Haas, who was to build the the ater, have been unable to reach an agreement concerning the specifica tions for the showhouse and the nego tiations are at an end, it was an nounced by one of the men who was to be financially interested in the ven ture. J. A. Kinder was to be a party on the lease of the theater, to act as a bondsman. The house was to be erect ed on the south side of Good Hope street, adjacent to the C. W. Stehr Mercantile Co. Haarig business men looked forward to its premiere with much enthusiasm. The misunderstanding and break be tween Gillingwater and Haas occurred over the question of the kind of bal cony to be installed. The house was to be of fireproof construction and Gillingwater asked that hte balcony be suspended from the ceiling by rods in stead of bolstered up from beneath with pillars that would tend to ob struct the view of those in the rear part of the first floor. It is said that Haas favored the kind of construction in which the columns would be employed and that the men broke off negotiations on that point, i DRAIN YOUR "stem-winding" success. He was vir tually automatically called upon to start the new club. He already has written letters to each county chairman in the Thir teenth and Fourteenth Congressional Districts asking their opinion upon the proposed club and what they feel their counties may do to support the organ ization. The letters were sent out but recent ly and scarcely any replies have been received. Democrats who have travel ed through Southeast Missouri since the rally and talked "club" to party men, declare that the prospects of building up a tremendous working or ganization are fine. U. S. Deputy Marshal Geo. Orchard, who was in town the other days, says that in his conversations with party men, he finds everyone to whom he has mentioned the subject, is an en thusiastic supporter. J. H. Richard son, of Bloomfield, Deputy U. S. Rev enue Collector, makes the same sate mcnt. As soon as Alexander receives re plies from the county chairmen p whom he is writing, he declares he ex pects to call a meeting of those leaders as well as all other Democratic leaders whose names may be suggested, to get the club started. It is proposed to name the club "The Southeast Missouri Democratic Club." The following county chairmen have been taken into the conference by cor respondence: James A. Kinder, Cape Girardeau County. T. A. Caldwell, Marble Hill, Bolling er, County. W. A. Patney, Van Buren, Boiling County. W. L. Townsend, Festus, Jefferson County. F. Allbright, Fredericktown, Madi son County. T. D. Shriver, Centerville, Reynolds County. E. T. Eversole, Potosf, Washington W. W. Wynn, Piedmont, Wayne County. E. E. Swink, Farmington, St. Fran cois County. M. E. Logan, Belleview, Iron Coun ty. Dr. F. E. Hinch, Ste. Genevieve County. Dr. F. M. Vessels Perryville, Perry County. G. W. Johnson, Ava, Douglass Coun ty. Senator C. P. Hawkins, Dunklin County. Dr. J. C. Davis, Willow Springs, Howell County. H. S. Cochran, Charleston, Missis sippi County. Harry Riley Jr., New Madrid Coun ty. Nick Shanks, Gainesville, Ozark County. R. A. Young, Alton, Oregon County. Everett Reeves, Caruthersville, Pem iscot County. Arthur Chrismon, Benton, Scott County. J. W. Ferris, Bloomfied, Stoddard County. Willis Wiley, Hurley, Stone County. Albert Parnell, Branson, Taney County. A. M. Page, Ozark, Christian County-Ernest Bacon, Poplar Bluff, Butler County. D. C. Cunningham, Doniphan, Ripley County. MRS. NANCY YATES, 73, IS DYING AT FARMINGTON Widow Attempted to Kill Herself in Cape by Eating Tacks and Then Jumping Into River. Mrs. Nancy Yates, 75 years old, a widow who was taken to the State In sane Asylum at Farmington last Feb ruary after she had attempted to kill hreself by swollowing tacks, and jump ing into the river, is dying at Farm ington, according to word received yes terday in the Cape. Mrs. Sarah Bond, sister and legal guardian of Mrs. Yates, early this morning departed for Farmington to be at her sister's side, in response to a letter received from the superintendent of the institution there. Mrs. Yates and her husband former ly lived on a farm in Wayne County. Her husband died about two years ago. In settling up his estate it was neces sary to sell the farm to satisfy a mort gage and Mrs. Yates began living with relatives in various parts of the Mid dle West. When the estate was settled, there was about $2200 left for her. She lived with Mrs. Bond in the Cape for about six months, but on account of her at tempts upon her own life, it was found necessary to remove her to the State institution as a pay patient. She has a brother and four children living. At one time, when she was living with Mrs. Bond, she narrowly escaped injury by being run down by a wagon , as she sat on the curb in the street in front of the home. 1 LAND BEFORE IT DRAINS YOU TILE DRAINAGE not only yields profitable and sure returns on its first and only cost, but it enablea the farmer to plow and plant much earlier and insures earlier maturity of crops. POST BROTHERS Coamerce, M: CAN TELL YOU MORE TYPHOID PATIENTS IN NEED OF FOOD Mrs. R. B. Andrews Asks Aid For Smith Family in South Cape. Mrs. R. B. Andrews, wife of the South Cape merchant, is caring for Silas Smith, his two daughters and one son, who are ill with typhoid fever. Smith is just recovering from the dis ease and his two daughters and son are in a serious condition. Mrs. Smith has escaped the fever, but she has overtaxed herself in her efforts to take care of the four mem bers of her family. They are almost in destiute circumstances, and if it had not been for Mrs. Andrews, they would have suffered. The family live near the old slaugh ter house in the extreme southern end of the city. Smith has been employed by the Leming mill and worked for that company until he became ill. He was the first member of his family to be stricken. Then his eldest daughter, who is 13 years old, became ill. A few days later his son, 5 years old, was stricken and then his baby daughter. 4 years old. There was but little money in the house when the head of the family be came ill. Mrs. Smith was as econom ical as she could be, but the funds soon were exhausted. The Smith family have patronized the Andrews store ever since they moved to South Cape. When they fail ed to appear at the store for several days, Mrs. Andrews wondered whether sickness kept them away, and finally she went to investigate. She found Mrs. Smith trying to take care of her houseful of patients, although she was almost ill from overwork and lack of food. Mrs. Andrews, who is noted for her charity work, hastened back to her own home, and returned a short time later with some food. She then sup plied fresh clothing for all of the beds. She has been making several visits to the Smith home each day since then, and like the raven, she always bears a gift. Mrs. Andrews reported to The Trib une yesterday that the family needed food and clothing. She said Mr. Smith would soon be able to help about the house, but would not be strong enough to return to work for several weeks. They have lived in the southern part of the city for more than a year and bear an excellent reputation. BRIDE AN HOUR IS HURT IN AUTO Mrs. Clyde Soule, Formely Audrey Border, Has Back Wrenched. An hour after Miss Audrey Border, a divorcee, became the bride of Clyde Soule Sunday night, she was injured in an automobile collision on Broad way, in front of the post office. The Soules were in a machine with Capt. and Mrs. Wilson Bain. The car was smashed into from the rear as it stop ped in front of the post office. Mrs. Bain also was severely shaken up by the collision and had her neck badly wrenched. Mrs. Border has a badly wrenched neck and back. The msriiage of the young couple forms the culm;' ation of what may be termed a true "board in nr house" ro mance. They met each athcr but two months ago and were introduced to each other by Capt. Bain. Miss Border this summer was secre tary to J. T. "Nunn Jr., secretary of the Fair and Park Association. Her office was in the Houck Buildnig, ad jacent to that occupied by Capt. Bain. Bain, one day took Miss Border to dinner with him at the Cunningham place on Independence street. As the couple sat down at the table, Capt. Bain saw Soule, who at the time had been in the Cape but a short time and was a stranger to him at the- Cunning ham table. Soule is in charge of the Interna tional Correspondence School work in this district. He came here two months ago from Harrisburg, III. Bain introduced himself and then in troduced Soule to Miss Border. From that moment Soule was a suitor. Sun day night he called Bain up and asked Mr. and Mrs. Bain to accompany he and Miss Border to Jackson. The party motored to Jackson where Soule and Mrs. Border routed out Recorder Siemers and Rev. Lynn F. Ross, who issued the marriage licence and performed the ceremony. Soule formely lived in Salina, Kan?.. where his father is a wealthy land owner. Miss Border, who was divorced from her husband some time ago and given her maiden name, has a daugh ter, Delores, who is attending school at the convent. When the motor party returned to the Cape, Capt. Bain stopped his ma chine at the post office. His wife start ed to get out of the machine to take of W. A. Beal, of Jackson, a negro, struck the bridal car. The rear light of one car and the forward light of the other, together with both fenders, were damaged slightly. Bain forced Beal to put up $8 to bear the expenses of repairing the bridal car, asserting that the blame for the accident rested upon the negro. The negro, however, asserted that the proper sop signal had not been given and that the Bain machine did not pull into the curb. No arrests were made. A negro woman was driving the Beal car. Dr Boccacio Has Given His Magic Liniment a Trial Gus Hanny Cures Skinned Shin and Then Recites Famous Tribute to Aagler. Just because Gus Hanny can recite his own composition, entitled: "Dr. Boccacio and his wonderful liniment," he was mistaken for a doctor of medi cine over in an Illinois fishing camp last Friday night, and administered to the lame and tl halt. A party of Cape sportsmen, includ ing Joe Nunn, M. A. Dempsey and others, went over into the Egypt coun try to cast for bass in a lake. They spent two days and nights there. J. K. Parker, an elderly angler and nimrod from the Sucker State, was in tho camp. While climbing a b'uff, Tarker fell and crippled his right knee badly. There was no medicine in camp and ho could only hope that a physician would pass. Late that evening, Gus Hanny rode into camp. "Well, here is a doctor at last " re marked Joe Nunn to Parker. "I am saved," cried Parker in de light. "He has a famous liniment which is sold in every town in the world," chirp ed Nunn. "I hope he has a gallon of it," growl ed Parker, fearing that the physician may have sold out. Nunn called Hanny aside and in formed him that he would be called upon to treat a skinned shin. He agreed. "Dr. Boccacio, this is Mr. Parker." said Nunn, as he brought the men to gether. Parker bowed very low, and as he raised up, he extended his injured limb and grunted savagely. "Ah, ha," gaped Hanny, impersonat ing a real doctor. Then he looked the limb over, called for some cotton and then pulled out a bottle of benzine, which he told the patient was liniment. He bathed the leg in the liquid, wrapped it snugly and the pain began to subside. That evening, while a party was playing cards, Mr. Parker spoke of the wonderful healing qualities of the lini ment. "Dr. Boccacio, I would like to have you tell me something about your famous remedy," said Parker to Han ny. Hanny shoved back his fedora, tweaked his mustache and then recited that famous tribute to "Dr. Boccacio and his wonderful liniment." Those who have heard it will get the joke. Louis Bay, a carpenter living on West Broadway, next Sunday will go to Perryville, where he will be mar ried to Miss Appalonia Doerr of Per ryville. Bay came to the Cape from Perryville some time ago. He and his bride will return to the Cape and will be at home at 722a Broadway. A. P. Knoerr of Caruthersville yes terday was a business visitor in the Cape.