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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, 191.
2 OLD-FASHIONED "SHOOTINGS" FOR BEEF ARE HELD JoeNunn and Dutch Felker Tie at John Griffin's Farm. ALBERT KIPPING SCORES 4TH CHOICE OF MEAT Second Session is Held in Bend Neighborhood Big Crowds Attend. Two old-fashioned "shootings," such as grandfather used to have when the marksmen from the countryside would vie with each other in shooting at a cross-mark on a board, last night were held within a short distance of the Cape, and when several Cape men took part. The "shootings,' as they are tech nically called, extended far into the night, and in some cases, it was past midnight before some of the marks men got their division of the spoils of a good aim and arrived home. Probably the larger match was pull ed off at John Griffin's farm, about four miles west of the Cape on the C.ordonville road. A group of about H5 or 40 men attended and it required several hours to complete the rounds. The prize at stake was a side of beef which was purchased by the com bined antes of the marksmen who en tered the contest. The beef was divid ed five ways, the first men getting their choice of the pieces of meat they desired from the side. "Dutch" Felker and Joe Nunn of the Cape tied for first choice out of the side. A farmer named Kirby was sec ond, Herman SchanofT, a son of Frank Schanoff, was third; Albert Kipping of the Cape was fourth, and Ernest and August Overbeck was fifth. Each of the men who entered the contest tossed in $1 for the ante. Wil liam T. Ruff, Rudolph Sanders and Martin Nothdurft, all from the Cape, went out for the "shooting." Several will be held at Griffin's place this fall The men place their cross-marks upon their boards, which are planted in the light of a roaring bon-fire. They stand 40 paces away and fire. One shot in the bull's eye of a cross mark wins a selection of meat on the side of beef. The other "shooting" was held in the Dend country near the farm of Frank II. Williams on what is known as Seism hill. It was continued till late in the morning. HENRY KUSS AND WIFE CELEBRATE Well-Known Couple Married Twenty-five Years Re peat Ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuss of the Bloomfield road Sunday celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their mar riage by repeating a part of the cere mony that took place on their wedding day. While they did not go through another marriage ceremony, they at tended 8 o'clock mass at Et. Mary's Catholic Church, in which their mar riage took place on October 1, 1891. They received the holy communion during mass Sunday. Following the marriage ceremony twenty-five years ago, which was per formed by Father Pruente, the pastor, they visited the old St. Francis Hos pital where a wedding breakfast was served. Sunday they went to the new St. Francis Hospital where the sisters served them with a special breakfast. When they left the city to go to their home, they were as jubiliant as they were the day they became hus band and wife. They planned to spend the remainder of the day with their family in the pretty bungalow on the hill. But a surprise awaited their ar rival. Their children had arranged a spe cial celebration inviting a few close friends. The guests were at the Kuss home when Mr. and Mrs. Kuss arrived, and each visitor brought a pretty pres ent. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Siemers, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Kerstner, Mr. and Mrs. L. Sein hoff, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keller and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haas and their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wulfers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wulfers, Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Siemers and son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rolwing, .Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Freese and son, Miss Mary Rol wing and Miss Emma Hagan. The celebration continued until late in the evening. A number of musical selections were rendered and a sump tuous evening feast was served. PAUL ROBERT INJURED WHEN AUTO UPSETS Left Leg is Bruised and Cut and He is Pinned Under Overturned Car. 2 TIRES BLOW OUT . AS HE MAKES TURN Accident Occured at Pacific and BIoomfield-Bob Hyatt Hits Car. Faul Robert, well-known bartender at John Herbst's saloon in Haarig, was injured seriously late yesterday after noon when an automobile which he was driving, overturned and rolled up on him at the corner of Pacific and Bloomfield streets. Robert was pinned beneath the ma chine and had to be pulled out by men who were standing nearby at the time of the accident and ran to the scene. His left leg was severely bruised and cut between the knee and hip and he suffered ether severe bruises about the body. Robert was driving his machine east on Bloomfield street at a high rate of speed and was trying to make the turn north on Tacific when the accident oc- curre. As his car started to turn, both tires on the right-hand side of the car blew out and the machine rolled. Witnesses to the accident declared afterward that it was a miracle that Robert was not injured more severely than he was. The first man to reach his side after the accident was Henry Unnerstall, who aided in getting him from beneath the machine. Another auto accident occurred Wed nesday night at the corner of Broad way and Lorimier street, when the machines of Illmo (Bob) Hyatt, Black's driver for the city bus, and a man named Heiser, collided. Hyatt had driven up the Broadway hill and made a big turn at the corner of Lorimier street. Heiser followed Hyatt up the hill, but as Hyatt made his turn, Heiser swerved to the left side of the street, and the two ma chines collided as Hyatt returned east ward on his turn. The fender of Heiser's car was dam aged, but neither man was injured. Ice Covers Top OfHorseTrough At Malcomb Hill Bert Moore tells Cape Friends That Sheet Was Thick as Window Pane Is First of the Season Mercury is at 50 Above. The winter's first ice a sheet of crystal as thick as a window pane yesterday was reported in the Cape by Bert Moore, a farmer living on Hol comb Hill, a mile and a half north of the Cape on the Bend road. Mr. Moore told the story of the ice that he found to Alvin Freeman, of the Bee Store, when he came to the Cape yesterday for supplies for his Sunday dinner. He said that he got out early yes terday morning to feed and water his stock. He found the horse trough covered with a sheet of ice which he had to break before the horses and cattle could get their mornin's morn in'. He was so astonished, he said, to find the ice that he gathered some of it in his hands and ran into the house to show the remainder of the family. The drop in temperature in the Cape did not reach the freezing point Fri day night nor last night, although many persons who still wore summer underwear without ear-muffs thought so. The mercury registered 50 at 3 o'clock Saturday morning and at 3 this morning the thermometer regis tered 49. A heavy frost was produced yester day morning by the cold snap, and it is anticipated that this morning will like wise develop a frost. The frost has made the persimmons and nuts of all kinds ready for picking. KEEP THE BABIES WELL AND FAT. "Mamma's" Dr. Doran's Worm Remedy expels Worms, whole ana alive. Purely vegetable. Bottle 25c by mail. General agents are wanted. Write us a letter. Doran Drug Company Paducah, Kentucky ' Red Raven Split In the Wine Mars Triple Birthdays M. J. Koeck, Angelo Dempsey and Von Hindenberg Com memorate Anniversaries Zoelsmann Takes Noted General's Place. M. J. Koeck, M. A. Dempsey and Gen. Von Hindenberg celebrated their birthdays at the Koeck home last night. Gen. Von Hindenberg was un able to be present, but appointed A. Ii. Zoelsmann his proxy, and Mr. Zoels mann occupied the chair intended for the noted German general. While Messrs. Koeck, Dempsey and Gen. Von Hindenberg were bom on the same day of the year, no two of them were born in the same year. This celebration last night was what may properly bo called a cosmopolitan party. Mr. Koeck and Gen. Von Hin denberg were born in Germany and in the same State. Mr. Dempsey was born in the Cape, is of Irish parentage, but looks as much like a Frenchman as Count Horn de Castellaine. Mr. Zoelsmann, who took Gen. Von Hin denberg's part, was born in Germany but is engaged to a young lady, who traces her family tree right back to the heather of Scotland on one side and to the Blarnev stone of the Emer ald Isle on the other. These facts compelled the partici pants to remain strictly neutral. While; 42-centimeter shells were discussed and Zeppelins entered into the conver sation, no one was torpedoed and no submarines were sighted. The party was even more peaceful than Henry Ford's cruise on the good ship Oscar. The birthday of Mr. Koeck and Mr. Dempsey was marred slightly during the afternoon, but taking the day as a whoJo, it was up to expectation?, or as . y.n ;. :.s lrlhdays usually are. During the afternoon Mr. Dempsey suggested opening a bottle of wine, and his invitation was promptly ac cepted. As Mr. Koeck likes white rock, he ordered a bottle. They sipped the drink slowlv as tliev discussed birthdays and the traditional exchange of neckties, which make birthdays worth while. Finally they emptied the two bottles and started to depart. As Mr. Koeck arose, he noticed the picture of a red bird on the bottle of white rock. "What's that mean, An gelo?" he asked. "Whew!" exclaimed the attorney. "That's Red Raven Splints!" Both readily admitted that the wine did taste a bit flat. The bartender's excuse wps that somcbodv had care lessly dropped the bottle of Bed Raven Splits in the white rock cooler. Those present almost split laughing at the .ioke. CAPE NEGRO MAY BE HEIR TO A FORTUNE Canadian Register of Heir Writes to Judge Wilier for Address. Judge W. H. Wilier, veteran Justice of the Peace, has been asked by the Imperial Register of Heirs, of Wind sor, Canada, to locate a Cane man named Will Jackson. Jackson, according to the letter which Judge Wilier has received from the Canadian officials, is a colored man who formerly worked at the Edward Hely rock quarries. He is described as ?,? years old and is married. The communication wTiich was sen, from Windsor, Canada, declared that efforts to locate Jackson through the post-office had been unavailing and that the Judge's name had been sug gested as one who might tell of the man's whereabouts. It is necessary to learn something of Jackson's whereabouts within ten days, the letter declared. He is said to have inherited a fortune. Judge Wilier remembers the man well, he said. He formerly lived on South Frederick street back of the old Blomeyer house. His wife now resides at 3.2 North Sprigg street, where she has been living since her husband left the Cape about two years ago. Jackson got into trouble and took part in a gun-play so that State prose cution was instituted against him. He left the city and has not been back to stay since. His wife said she has not heard from him since he departed. YOUR WIFE CAN USE IT If you are away from home and one of your horses takes the colic your wife can treat him if she has FarriV Colic Remedy in the house. It is ensy to use. Just drop it on the horse's tongue and in thirty minutes he is re lieved. Get it today. You may nf-d it tomorrow. F. F. BRAUN & BROS. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS 2 NEW CAPE TEACHERS Lydia Erian Named for Pri mary Class Formed in an Emergency. H. L. BOWMAN TO WORK ONLY PART OF TIME W. S. George Gets Scholarship to Harvard and Elects to Remain in Cape. Two. new instructors for the Cape schools last night were employed by the Hoard of Education at the regular monthly meeting which was held in the high school building. One of the positions was created by the board in order to relieve a crowd ed condition in the primary depart ments of the various grade schools, and the new class will have a room in the high school building. The room is being fitted up now with seats and desks and the new class will be organized within a short time. Miss Lvdia Erian, who was gradu- I ated from the Normal School about j three years ago and has had consider jable experience as a teacher, was teacher. H. L. Rowman, who now is a student in the Normal School, was elected to a position as a part time instructor. He will handle but a few classes each day in th" high school and will be permit ted to continue his schedule at the Nor mal School. The board last night was saved the work of obtaining a new athletic coach and instructor in science to fill a va cancy which it was believed would be created on the staff by the proposed departure of W. S. George, who now is the athletic director and coach. Mr. George is a graduate of a Mis sissippi university and because of the excellence of his work last year, his final year in the school, he was award ed a scholarship at Harvard University to continue his studies. He received telegraphic advice of his award Thurs day and considered accepting the scholarship. The situation was discussed last night at the meeting of the School Board, but Mr. George, before leaving the Cape for Sikeston yesterday, an nounced that he had made arrange ments to remain in the Cape for the remainder of the year. The board last night approved the purchase of about $500 worth of school text-books to be used in various grades and schools and ordered all bills and salaries paid. When Mr. George returned to the Cape early this morning from Sikes ton, he declared that he has not settled definitely whether or not he will leave the Cape to accept the Harvard schol arship. Upon receipt of 'the message an nouncing his scholarship, he conferred with school authorities here and im mediately made inquiry to learn if the scholarship may be held open for him till next fail. While in Sikeston, he learned by wire that the scholarship will have to be accepted this fall or it wil be forever closed to him. The scholarship provides free tuition in the Harvard School of Law for a three-year course. Mr. George, who is a graduate of Mississippi College, says that he intends ultimately to study law and become a barrister in his own State ,so that he regards the scholar ship to Harvard as an opportunity scarcely one to be overlooked. He de clared this morning that he probably will ask the Board of Education to re lease him from his position here in or der that he may accept the scholar ship. CANCER TREATMENT Proves Successful It is a strictly medical treatment used internally and externally. Dr. O. A. Johnson, Suite 519, 1320 Main St., Kanias City, Mo., has used this com bination treatment for more than six teen years with remarkable success and without using the knife. It can now bo proved by living witnesses who came from many States and "received this treatment three to fifteen years ago with no signs of return of the dis ease. Full particulars and proof of this rational treatment will be sent free to anyone writing for it. Malaria or Chills & Fever Prctcription No. 658 ii preparetfjetpedalrj for MALARIA or CHILLS A. FEVER. Fhre or tix dotes will break may cue, and if taken (hen as tonic the Fever will not return. It acta on the liver better than Calomel anil doca not tripe or tickea. 2Sf COUNCIL VOTES MILL TAX FOR LIBRARY'S AID Action Means City May Get $30,000 Carnegie Building. A mill tax for the support of a Car negie library in the Cape last night was set aside out of the general reve nue funds of the city by the City Coun cil. The proposition carried the coun cil without a dissenting voice after a petition asking for the appropriation had been presented by the Women's Council of Clubs. By making the aapproprfation the council does not increase the taxation in the Cape, but rather diverts a part of the taxes now being collected to a fund for the maintenance and support of a $30,000 public library which is al most assured by the council's agree ment to support it. The petition for the mill tax was presented to the council by Mrs. E. G, Gramling who was accompanied to the meeting by Mrs. John H. Himmelber- ger, Mrs. John Kochtitzky, Miss Myr tle Knepper and Miss Winifred John son. Mrs. Himmelberger, president of the Women's Council, made a short talk in which she explained the part the city must play in obtaining a Carnegie library. The Council of Clubs has received pledges aggregating $5000 with which to purchase a site for the building. This must be deeded to the city, she said. The next step is the civic sup port of the building and the city must agree to furnish approximately 10 per cent of the cost of the building that will be constructed. The mill tax set aside for the li brary by the Cape will net a fund of $2843 with which to improve the stacks, employ a librarian and have all janitor service performed, furnish light and heat. With the mill tax set saide the Cape may get a building to cost the Car negie foundation $30,000. When Mrs. Himmelberger completed her address, Councilman Black placed the proposition before the council in a motion which was supported with a second by Councilman Bowman. The vote showed all in favor of the move, The council last night unanimously elected Arthur C. Whitener as regular patrolman to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Edward Beeve Whitener now works the noon to mid night shift. C. S. Freeman was ap pointed by the Mayor as night watch man when a petition with several sig natures was filed with him. When the proposition to have the water intake changed from a crib built in the middle of the river to a pipe running from the bank, 300 feet north of Sloan's Creek, was brought up be fore the council in a communication from' Paul E. Bayliss, engineer who made an inspection here for the Pub lic Service Commission, the city took the position that the crib should be constructed as the commission order ed two years ago. A resolution also was passed nam ing George B. Webster, special City Counselor to join with City Counselor O. A. Knehans in handling the coa rate case pending. Webster's fees will be paid by the Commercial Club, by whom he already had been employed, as well as by several coal dealers seek ing to get a return to the 60-cent coa rate in the Cape. PIANOS, PLAYER PIANOS AND VICTROLAS The Clark Music House of Cape Gir ardeau is closing out 50 new and used pianos and player pianos, and if you are in the market for a musical in strument it will pay you to write them for prices and terms. They handle some of the best makes of pianos and playei pianos, also the Victor talking machines, all of which they will sell to you on terms that will suit you; and after being in the piano selling business for over 30 long years and selling in every county in Southeast Missouri is a guarantee to you that they will treat you right. If you can't call on them, write them and they will call on you and make you a propo sition. They will trade for your old piano or organ and allow you a fair price for it. They keep on hand a full stock of Victrola records, player piano records and sheet muaic, and will be pleased to send it out to you on ap proval. It will pay you to write to Clark's Music Store, 120 Main street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Adv. PIG HITS AUTO; CAR GOES OVER 20-FOOT BANK One man was injured dangerously, j two women and a man suffered slight injuries and a boy 10 years old es caped hurt Sunday afternoon when an automobile in which they were riding plunged over a 20-foot embankment on Pleasant Hill on the road between Ill mo and Commerce. The accident occurred near the loca tion of the Massadonia Church. The machine was turned completely over and landed on top of the occupants at the bottom of the ditch into which it plunged. The auto was directed from the road way over the edge of the abyss by a pig that was in the roadway and ran against the front wheels of the ma chine in such a manner that the front wheels were twisted from the proper course, and before the driver, J. C. Sanders, well-known farmer living in Oran, could stop the machine, the car was over the edge. Mr. Sanders was injured dangerous ly. He was pinned beneath the ma chine with the steering wheel and seat pinching him against the ground. He suffered a broken right shoulder and two ribs on his left side were broken. He likewise suffered numerous cuts and bruises all over the body. Sanders was accompanied by his wife and son, James Albert Sanders, together with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore, who reside on a farm a mile and a half east of Oran. Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Moore are sisters. Both women escaped with bruises and small cuts on the body. They suffered shock and were in hys terics when taken from under the over turned car by persons who arrived at the scene of the accident immediately afterward. Mr. Moore was cut severely about the face as well as bruised. It was the Sanders boy who crawled out from under the machine unhurt and clam bered back up the hill to stop other cars and get aid for his parents. Mr. Moore was running slowly in the rear of a drove of swine that took up the road at Pleasant Hill. The ani mals had started to divide and the roadway was clearing, when suddenly one of the pigs started back toward the car. He ran blindly and collided with one of the front wheels. - Within a few moments after the ac cident occurred about four other ma chines filled with paassengers arrived at the scene and their occupants got out to help in extricating the men and women who were pinned beneath thp machine. Emergency medical treat ment was given by Dr. Dorris of Ill mo who happened to be passing in a car. Sanders was removed to his home at Oran and the other members of the party were able to go home. No.-Six-Sixty-Six Thii ia prescription prepared especially (or MALARIA or CHILLS A. FEVER. Five or tix dotes will break any case, and if takes then aa tonic the Fever will not Mtnn It mrt n fha Uvrr hotter f nail Calomel and doea not firhjeor i:kea. 25 Trained to Meet Emergencies TELEPHONE operators are trained to think quickly and accurately. There are many instances where their coolness and good judgment in emergencies have saved human life and valuable property. When the dam at Great Horse creek burst a telephone operator at Hudson, Colorado, saved the passengers on a crowded train by sending word along the line to farmers to flag the train before it reached Elder creek bridge, a span of which had been washed away. At your local switchboard there are always trained operators on duty, ready to render special service in emergencies. Every Bell Telephone is a Long Distance Station Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Co. Roosevelt Shakes Hands WithTaft; Shows His Teeth "Howdy-do," Chuckles Taft; "Dee-lighted," Replies the Colonel Ex-Pr esidents Clinch on Sight, but Break Quickly. Special Di.-patch to The Tribune. New York, Oct. Former Presi dents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft met according to -sched ule at the Union League Club recep- tlon in honor of Charles Evan? Hughes tonight. The two bitter enemies of four years ago shook hands, said "howdy do" and then drifted apart in the crowd and their paths did not cross again during the evening. Owing to the many reports that had been circulated in the newspapers re cently as to what Mr. Roosevelt still thought of Mr. Taft as well as Mr. Taft's opinions of the Colonel, the eyes of most everyone present center ed on the two ex-Presidents. They met with a rush. The Colonel's eyes met Mr. Taft's and they climbed. "Why, howdy-do. Colonel Roosevelt!" chuckled Mr. Taft. '-Dee-lighted to .m-p you!" replied the Colonel, showing his teeth. Then they chatted for a moment, b:it scon separated, the many friends crowding in to shake their hands gave the two men an opportunity to disap pear in the throngs. William Barnes, Republican leader of Albany, did not appear until the re ception was over, and thereiore did not meet Colonel Roosevelt, although the latter let it be known that he would shake hands with Jarnes. MAYOR SIGNS CAPE L1BR. APPLICATION History of City's Growth is Sent to Carnegie Library Founda tion Fund. Officers of the Women's Council if Clubs yesterday finished their work in preparing the application for a Carne gie Library for the Cape and the docu ment was made complete yesterday afternoon by the signature of Mayor Kag-?. The application for the Carnegie in stitution was sent away at once and it is anticipated that it will be several days before the outcome of the peti tion will be learned. If the library will be given to the Cape, a lot will be purchased with the $3000 that has been pledged to the fund and provision made for starting the work at once. Under the most favorable circumstances it is probable that the city will not acquire the li brary completed for about a year. In the application it was necessarv to set forth many facts concerning thj historv of the citv and statistics con- cerning its growth and development. i