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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, November 12, 1915, Image 6

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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
20 DEAD, 50 HURT,
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.
..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.
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
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
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
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.
Wife of Weil-Known Doctor
Saves Self by Jumping as
Horse Leaps Fence.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Harry Alexander, Leader to
Call County Chairman
To Cape Soon.
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
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
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
Men Break Over Style of
Balcony to be
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
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
"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
T. A. Caldwell, Marble Hill, Bolling
er, County.
W. A. Patney, Van Buren, Boiling
County. W. L. Townsend, Festus, Jefferson
F. Allbright, Fredericktown, Madi
son County.
T. D. Shriver, Centerville, Reynolds
E. T. Eversole, Potosf, Washington
W. W. Wynn, Piedmont, Wayne
E. E. Swink, Farmington, St. Fran
cois County.
M. E. Logan, Belleview, Iron Coun
ty. Dr. F. E. Hinch, Ste. Genevieve
Dr. F. M. Vessels Perryville, Perry
G. W. Johnson, Ava, Douglass Coun
ty. Senator C. P. Hawkins, Dunklin
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
R. A. Young, Alton, Oregon County.
Everett Reeves, Caruthersville, Pem
iscot County.
Arthur Chrismon, Benton, Scott
J. W. Ferris, Bloomfied, Stoddard
Willis Wiley, Hurley, Stone County.
Albert Parnell, Branson, Taney
A. M. Page, Ozark, Christian County-Ernest
Bacon, Poplar Bluff, Butler
D. C. Cunningham, Doniphan, Ripley
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
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
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
Coamerce, M:
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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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

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