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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, December 31, 1915, Image 3

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Action In Circuit Court Ride
Over Kages Acquit
For Your Baby
Chief Hutson Calls Meeting And
Makes A Speech On Need
For Harmony.
Prof. Roberts Pokes Dainties
Down Snake's Throat Like
Ramming a Gun.
The Signature of
Two of the cases pending in the Cir
cuit Court against A. I). "Dolly" Wil
cox, former cashier of the Bank of
Uloomficld. in which he is charged
with embezzling funds belonging to
the hank, will be delayed till the next
term of court when they come up for
trial on the docket for the January
An arrangement has been made be
tween the attorneys representing Wil
( x. Mozley and Woody, and Prosecut
ing Attorneys Caruthers and Hodge to
tile a stipulation or agreement to post
,Kw the trial of the two cases.
But two of the embezzlement cases
on the Circuit Court docket will be
tried, the third having been dismissed
by Attorney Hodge.
Wilcox was acquitted of the alleged
embezzlement when tried before Jus
tice of the react- Kage, the Mayor hav
ing announced his decision in the case
Informations, however, had been
iled in the Circuit Court at Jackson
bringing actions on the same counts
there as were brought before the Jus
tice of the I'eace Court. These infor
mations were filed by Prosecuting At
torney Caruthers a few days after the
warrants: for Wilcox's arrest were is
sued by Judge Wilier last fall, in con
nection with his trial in the Justice
of the Teace Court.
The cases that will be tried against
Wilcox charge that he cashed two
checks aggregating more than $1,000
against the Bank of Bloo-nfield at the
First National Bank in the Cape. The
checks were cashed three years ago
last fall.
Actions were brought in the Circuit
Court in Stoddard County against Wil
cox on these cases, which were appeal
ed to the Supreme Court where they
were reversed.
When Mayor Kage gave his decis
ion, he cited as one contributory rea
son that the statute of limitations had
run upon the charges.
Caruthers yesterday declared that
informations had been tiled against
Wilcox last fall in plenty of time to
be within the statute and in addition,
he declared that the statute of limita
tions did not operate in the Wilcox case
three years after the date after the
checks wore cashed.
Charges had been preferred, the
cases were tried and stood in the Su
premo Court. All thetime that suits
wore pending, Caruthers said, would
be ,-ubstracted from the three year pe
riod, which would have the effect of
extending the period in which actions
could be brought by the extent of time
that the suits were pending in any
In this way, tlv statute has not
nearly run its course in these cases,
Caruthers declares.
News Item from Home of His Wife's
Parents Says Mike and His Wife
are Visiting There.
Evidence strengthening the belief
by his friends that Mike Sullivan did
not commit suicide by jumping into
the river at St. Louis as he declared
in suicide letters he intended to do, has
been brought out through the publica
tion in a St. Louis newspaper Sunday
of a Collinsville social item.
The item said that Mr. and Mrs. M.
K. Sullivan wore visiting Mr. and Mrs.
August Talenski. Mrs. Sullivan's pa
rents. Mike is supposed to have killed
himself about 10 days ago.
A newspaper in Glenn Falls, New
York. Mike's former home, also de
clares that his relatives there have
heard from him.
None of Mrs. Sullivan's most inti
mate friends in the Cape have heard
from her since she visited here short
ly after her husband's disappearance,
and if she has found him and they are
visiting at her parent's home, she has
never said a word to people in the
Following his disappearance, it has
become known that A. M. Tinsley, to
whom Mr. Sullivan owed considerable
money, has had an investigation made
of the circumstances of his disap
pearance that may uncover more data
that will lead to his actual discovery.
Laredo, Texas. Dec. 28. Snow fell
for an hour today at Dolores, Texas, 22
miles northwest of here. A few flakes
fell here, for the first time in more
than 20 years. The temperature was
".0 above zero.
Aolis Barenkamp has returned to
St. Louis, after spending Christmas
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Barenkamp of Broadway.
Weds Miss Agnes Stone and
Planned Secret, But He
Couldn't Keep It.
Popular Couple Have Been Court
ing Since School Days
Bride a Beauty.
Commodore Roy Jaynes, sen of Capt.
and Mrs. A. C. Jaynes, is a benedict.
He was married secretly Christmas
Eve to Miss Agnes Stone, the pretty
daughter of an Illinois farmer.
The marriage, which was intended
to have been kept a secret until
March, became known yesterday
among the friends of the bridegroom,
through a confession Commodore
Jaynes made to some of his closest
The ceremony was performed by
Mayor Kage at the home of Mrs. John
Frnnck, a sister of the bride, who lives
on North Henderson avenue. "Baker"
Koeppel, the automobile man, was em
ployed by Commodore Jaynes early
Friday afternoon.
"Now, I want you to take a party
out for several hours, but what trans
pires must be kept a secret until next
March," said Jaynes to Koeppel. "If
you can keep a secret that long, I'll
make it worth your while."
"I can keep anything that long," re
plied Koeppel, and the river man pre
sented Koeppel with a crisp $10 bill.
Commodore Jaynes climbed into the
machine and directed the chauffeur to
go to 21" Bellevue avenue, the home
of Miss Stone. Jaynes leaped from
the machine dashed into the house, and
a short time later, he appeared with
Miss Stone, who resembled the first
flower of spring.
"Now go to Mayor Kage's office at
once," commanded the Commodore,
and after two honks of the horn, the
machine came to a stop in front of the
Mayor's o.fice. The executive had
been notified in advance, and he step
ped from his office just as the machine
A moment later the party were
headed for Jackson and the tooting of
tho machine gave them the right-of-way
at every corner. The marriage li
cense was obtained in record time and
the return trip was begun. Upon re
turning to this city, they drove to the
home of Mrs. Franck on North Hen
derson avenue, where the preliminary
arrangements for the wedding had
been prepared.
Mayor Kage requested the young
couple to step forward and he said the
ceremony while Commodore Jaynes
and his bride stood beneath two minia
ture cupids that hung from the ceiling.
"Now, Mr. Mayor, we want you to
help us keep this matter a secret until
next March," said Mr. Jaynes to the
executive as soon as he had concluded
the ceremony.
"I'll not say a word," replied the
Mayor and he didn't.
The bridegroom the ntold his bride
that he would drop downtown and
mingle with his friends for a short
time so they would not suspect any
thing out of the ordinary.
After a nervous half hour with "the
boys," he hurried back to the Franck
home, to enjoy the wedding supper
with his bride, her family and Mayor
At the usual hour that night, Com
modore Jaynes appeared at the home
of his parents. Capt. and Mrs. Jaynes
remained ignorant of the fact that
their son had played the leading role
in one of the most romantic weddings
that had occurred in this city this
The next morning, Mrs. Jaynes pre
sented her son with a number of
Christmas presents, and wished him a
"merry, merry Christmas."
"It certainly will be a merry one
for me," he replied and the smile that
beamed over his face aroused her
"Why, what do you mean, Roy?" she
Commodore Jaynes looked about
him to make sure that there were no
eavesdroppers near. Then he con
fided the secret to his mother after she
had promised not to reveal it until
next March.
When he left his parent's home that
morning, he was whistling like a
thrush in May.
Christmas day was spent with Mrs.
Roy Jaynes, and both complimented
each other upon the fact that the an
nouncement of their marriage was not
reported in The Tribune .
That evening, the bridegroom re
vealed his marriage to several friends,
but bound them to secrecy. They re
told it, but, of course, with the under-,
Chief of Police Hutson yesterday
afternoon poured some oil on the
troubled water in the police force. The
"oil" was in the nature of salve, or,
Chief Hutson is being accused of
making a pet of Patrolman Beeve. The
other policemen object to Beeve being
permitted to sleep and play pool in
the Elks Club while they are forced to
walk beats. The policemen feel that
if Chief Hutson is willing to permit
Beeve to sleep in the Elks Club and
draw a salary for it, he ought to make
arrangements for the other men to
take a nap in the popular club now and
then. They prefer rainy nights, it is
Mr. Hutson is anxious, he says, that
the men work in harmony. In order to
bring this condition about, he sum
moned Patrolmen Beeve, Groce, Tal
ley, and Whitener to the courthouse
yesterday afternoon for a tete-a-tete,
or in other words, a peace meeting.
Chief Hutson invited Mayor Kage
to be present, and he came. Each po
liceman was asked to state how he felt.
Three out of the four informed the
mayor that they had been ignored by
the chief for weeks at a time.
Mr. Hutson diplomatically stated
that he wanted peace. He occupied
about the same position that Henry
Ford has in Europe. In other words,
he was merely drifting.
When the policemen were excused,
the question of how one policeman is
permitted to sleep on duty while the
others work, remained as much of a
mystery as it was to the three police
men when they filed into the court
house for the conference.
"I suppose each policeman will soon
be compeled to carry a set of tiddle-de-winks
while on duty," said one of
patrolmen last night.
Newspaperman and Bride Will Spend
Their Honeymoon in Chicago
To Return Sundav.
Harry Naeter, one of the editors of
the Republican, and Miss Lucile Set
tle, a teacher in the public schools, will
be married at 11 o'clock today in St.
Louis. The ceremony will be per
formed at the home of the bride's pa
rents, Mr. ami Mrs. John L. Settle.
Following the ceremony, the couple
will depart for Chicago, where they
will spend their honeymoon. They
expect to reach the Cape Sunday aft
ernoon. As Mrs. Naeter will continue
teaching until her present term is fin
ished, they will board until spring.
The bride is -a graduate of the Nor
mal School, and her parents formerly
lived in this section of the state.
Mr. Naeter was accompanied to St.
Louis by his sister, Miss Nora Naeter,
who will be present at the ceremony.
State Commission Holds Up Order Ef
fective Jan. 1, till March 1 to
Hear Appeal.
Jefferson City, Dec. 28. The Pub
lic Service Commission today sus
pended its order increasing railroad
rates from Jan. 1, when they were to
have become effective, until March 1.
This action was taken as a result of
the motions for rehearings of the case
filed by the roads yesterday.
A date will be set within the next
week or two for the filing of briefs
and argument by attorneys so that the
roads may publish the new schedules
30 days before March 1.
standing that it would not be repeated,
and within tweny-four hours later,
his friends knew that Commodore Roy
Jaynes had been saved from bachelor
hood. Commodore Jaynes and his bride
have known each other since child
hood. They were born on adjoining
farms, just across the river, and at
tended school together.
The friendship that sprung up be
tween them in youth has never been
permitted to wane. During the sev
eral years that they have lived in the
Cape, they have been seen in each
other's company almost constantly.
She was employed in the local tele
phone office for several years, but re
cently has been working in the shoe
factory. He has been operating his
father's barge.
The young couple have a host of
friends in this city and in Illinois. The
bride is a pretty auburn haired woman
just out of her 'teens. Her bride
groom is just a few years her senior.
They are planning to go to housekeep
ing within the next few days.
Young Cape Society Folks
Fun Begins As Midnight
Draws Nigh.
Confederate Banners, Stars And
Stripes And Southern Moss
Are Decorations.
The strains of the latest dance mu
sic the one-steps, the walks, the
"side-steps", the trots and the circle
last night filled the Elks Club as the
young society people of the Cape
danced at the annual ball of the local
chapter of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy.
The U. D. C. ball is considered
Southeast Missouri's most fashionable
social event and sets the pace for the
remainder of the season. The mem
bers of the chapter who were in
charge of the dance last night out-did
themselves. The ball was a success
from virtually every viewpoint.
A hundred men and women attended
in spite of the fact that early in the
evening a drizzling rain started that
was well calculated to dampen the
ardor of those at the dance.
The ball-room was splendidly decor
ated with white and green streamers
and the banners of the Confederacy as
well as the Stars and Stripes together
with banners and colors of the chap
ter in charge of the affair, were artis
tically arranged at various places in
the looms.
Last night's ball was about the
thirtieth of its kind. The first U. D.
C. ball was given in in the court
house, at the time the organization
was formed in Missouri to build the
Higginsvillo Home for Confederate
The Cape Girardeau chapter first
was organized as a memorial chapter
and immediately began raising funds
to contribute toward the construction
of the soldier's home. The annual
ball at Christmas time was started.
The court furnishings were removed
from the room that now is Judge Ran
ney's Court, the ball room fittings
moved in, and the men and women in i
their quaint old costumes took pos
session. j
A few matrons who were members
of the chapter at that time still tell
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had at that lirst dance.
They had no better time than did
the young women last night. The
music was as good as may be obtain
ed in this corner of the state and no
better dancers may be found any
where. A feature of the decorations in the
ball room was a supply of Southern
moss that was sent to the Cape from
Florida especially for the U. D. C. ball,
by Mrs. E. A. Hayden, a member of
the local chapter of the odrer, who last
fall removed to Florida.
The officers of the chapter which is
responsible for the ball are: Mrs. W.
H. Harvey, president; Mrs. R
Wright, vice-president; Mrs. John T.
Sackman, secretary, ami Mrs. E. W.
Ealy, treasurer.
Mrs. Iska Carmack was chairman of
the committee that prepared the tick-
ets, programmes and made arrange-
ments for the ballroom and music.
Mrs. A. H. Hinchey and Mrs. Edward
S. Lilly were in charge of the dainty
luncheon that was served about mid
night. Those who were on the receiving line
were: Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Lillie Givens,
Mrs. Lilly, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Iska
Carmack, Mrs. Otto Kochtitzky and
Mrs. A. H. Hinchey.
Among the many guests who were
present were: Mary Griffith, Mrs. Iska
Carmack, Susie Giboney, Hazel Har
rison, Miss Luff, of St. Louis, Phyllis
Cairns, Gladys Moll, of St. Louis, Miss
Leachman. Rachel Howell, Marie Web
er, Marguerite Oliver, Ruth Glenn,
Sarah Glenn, Bernice Miller, Mary
Lightfoot, of Carbondale, Mary Koch
titzky, Mrs. Byrd of St. Louis.
Phil Sinnamon of Dexter, A. M.
Tinsley, Lee L. Albert, Arthur Har
rison, Robert Harrison, Norman
Gaines, Elbert Vogelsanger, Russell
McBride, Louis Juden, Magnus Demp
sey, A. R. Zoelsman, John F. Lilly,
George Merritt, Russell Dearmont, Dr.
F. D. Rhodes, Robert Beckman, Rus
sell Deal, Mr. Steck, Leon Bahn, Oliver
Edwards, Jack Williams and others.
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Leming, Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Lamkin, Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Albert, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Oliver,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Oliver, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Wade Kochtitzky of Maiden, Mr. !
and Mrs. Otto Kochtitzky, Jr. of Mai-1
den, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kochtitzky,
Sr., Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Hardesty, Mr.
and Mrs. A. H. Hinchey, Mr and Mrs.
Professor H. L. Roberts, expert zoo
logist and snake-ologist at the Normal
School, has given his pet rattlesnake,
"Steak," his quarterly meal and as a
result, the reptile is squirming and
writhing about his cage with a truly
Merry Christmas and a Happy New
' Year spirit.
"Steak" objects to rating voluntar
ily. Choice morsels, that is to say.
morsels that would be choice for a
snake, such as living mice, sparrows,
and other birds have been placed in
"Steak's" cage and they have gone
He would let a piece of prepared
meat rot, the professor remarked in
telling of "Steak's" idiosyncracies.
"When I feed him, I literally stuff
hiin. Many snakes in captivity have
to be stuffed, and they are kept alive
in that way."
The professor simply gra-? the
rattler back of the head, pinches hard
enough to force the snake's .ir.'.vs .-.part j
and rams the meat down the reptile's
throat, much as a Civil War veteran
choked shot and powder down his muz
zle loader.
The snake always feels grouchy for
a short time after having been
rammed full of good things to eat.
"He takes it like an English suf
fragette," the professor said.
Professor Roberts got "Steak" over
in Illinois two years ago and in that
time he has fed him about 10 times.
He always has resented food, since he
made the professor's acquaintance and
he ever attempted to nip his master
with his sharp fangs.
Professor Roberts this last fall got
a littler of 10 spreading adders that
were hatched out on a school teachers'
desk at Oak Ridge. He got the snakes
when they were only baby snakes and
proposed rearing them in a civilized
They refused to eat and their hun
ger strike was incontrovertible for the
reason that they were too small to
stuff. Two of them died, so the pro
fessor "pickled" the rest of them and
now has the spreading adders on ex
hibit at the Normal School.
He declares that the spreading ad
ders are harmless, contrary to the im
pression Aif'h by many persons that
their bite is deadly poison. They will
not bite if given a chance, the pro
fessor says.
The adder "plays possum" Profes-
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, feature of the spreading adder s necu-
'iarities that he learned from expe
rience. The snakes flop over on their
backs and play dead with much ex
pertness and they likewise will resist
any attempt to roll them back upon
their stomachs.
"Dick" Spaulding Has Negroes Ar
rested for Hunting on His
Justice of the Peace W. H. Wilier
this afternoon will hold the prelimi
nary hearing for three negroes who
are charged with hunting on the
premises of a farmer who had posted
a sign "No Hunting Allowed." And
. he alleges they intruded upon
j land in spite of the sign.
The men were arrested yesterday
i morning by Deputy Sheriff Seagraves.
j Two of them. Henry Johnson and
: Move strong, were placed in jail m
default of a bond, and the third, Louis
Davis, gave a bond of $100 for his
appearance in court.
The warrants against the men were
issued by Judge Wilier on the com
plaint of R. O. "Dick" Spaulding, a
farmer who lives about three miles
west of the Cape on the Rloomfield
road. He alleges that the hunting on
his land took place several days ago.
The two negroes who were placed in
jail yesterday denied that they had
been on Spaulding's farm.
L. L. Kearns and P. C. Robertson
of Chaffee yesterday were business vis
itors in the Cape.
Miss Georgia Sharp, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Sharp of South Pa-
jcific street, is reported to be serious
ly ill threatened with pneumonia at
her home. Her parents are visiting in
Bonne Terre.
Charles Harrison yesterday return
ed to the Cape from Ste. Geenvieve
where he spent Christmas with the
Rozier family.
Ray Ciark has returned from Per
ryville, where he spent Christmas and
Sunday with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Hardesty have
returned home from a few days' visit
in St. Louis with relatives.
Rev. W. C. Krueger of Gordonville,
yesterday afternoon was a business
visitor in the Cape.
William A. O'Brien, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Vandivort of Jackson, and others.
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she suffered an hysterical fainting
spell. She was picked up and carried
into her room on the third floor of
the hotel, where she was revived My
a physician who was summoned.
Miss Harper, who is 22 years old,
is employed with her sister, Miss Hat
tie Harper, as a dining room girl at
the hotel. Following the completion
of her work last night, Miss Harper
together with her sister and Miss
Ethel Gentry and Mrs. Mollie Brown,
who are also employed in the hotel
dining room, went tothe parlor where
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they sang several songs and took part
in a mutual entertainment.
About S o'clock she went upstairs
to go to her room. After she had
reached the head of the stairs leading
to the third floor of the building, the
night clerk, Joe Moore, heard her fall
t. the floor.
Moore ran upstairs and found her
lying unconscious in tii corridor. He
called to the porter to aid him in car
rying her into her room where her
friends cared for her till the physi
cian arrived.
The doctor said that the attack was
induced by over-exertion and Miss
Harper had sulTV-red similar attacks on
former occasions, her sister said.
' t-'rank Seib, the well-kno.vn cigar
' manufai turer of Snulii Spring .street,
I yesterday left for Illinois, to attend
tin- fum ral of his falher-in-hnv. Theo
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