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Will Take Up Resolutions on
Law Today and Discuss
Primary Law.
E. J. Deal Addresses Conven;ion
Here To Elect Officers
This Afternoon.
D. B. Kunkel Tells Story of
Fight in Holt County for
County Seat.
Business Men Own Lines and
Won't Sell Their Road
to Burlington.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
1'on'tiuo, 111., Nov. 35. Jacob Diem
er, hi; wife and daughter were held
for the Grand Jury today in connec
tion with tV tnUrious death of Mi.--.
CIir!-ti;ie Dimmer
Supposed to have
ri d;nihter,
br-r-n brutal
V. !io i -V
President Proposes to Head
00 Railroads Suits With
New Legislation.
Abs'":tee voting and the primary
law today will form the two most im
portant subjects for discussion by tiie
county -rks who are holding their
tenth annual convention in the Cap?
this w -k.
Th'; clerks, as an organization frown
upon the absentee vote and likewise
the pi" nary law in its present form,
accord .ig to the statement of D. 13.
Kunkei, assistant secretary of the as
sociati.r., who is county clerk in Holt
County in the extreme northwestern
part -f the State.
"It is quite probable that the clerks
will go on record in some manner
against the absentee voting provision,"
he said-
"I lielieve the concensus of opinion
among the. members of the association
is that it burdens the county with an
addition;.! expense, without reflecting
any real sentiment of the voters. We
have had the law in operation in two
elections and 1 And that the ratio of
Democrats to Republicans in the regu
lar ballot box is virtually the same
as that which obtains in the count of
the absJitee vote.
"In addition to the expense that it
create, it readily lends itself to fraud
in elections. In the lirst place, the
ballots aie absolutely at the mercy
of the clerk of the County Court, who
may count them in any manner he
chooses, if He is unscrupulous.
"In the second place, there is no
challenge for a vote at the place where
the voter Is known and that is the
featur- that most readily lends itself
to f raud.
"A 'nan might go to several coun
ties in a day and vote as an absentee
voter in each county, taking a dif
ferent name each time, and there is
no way of challenging the vote at the
county he gives as his home, as long
as he makes oath that he is a quali-
lied voter."
In taking up the primary election,
the clerks declare that the primary
creates much needless expense to the
countv, but they say there has been no
remedy offered. They do not stand m
favor of going back to the former con
vention idea.
Another ballot reform that the clerks
pxnrossed in favor of was having the
names of the presidential candidates
placed on the ballot instead or me
iid.Titial electors, me names m i-
fami'y is wealthy and prom-
inent and the nr.nounc-mT.t that the
members, had been implicated in his
disappearance caused a pronounced
Defects in Original Bill Will be
Corrected and Slrike
Will be Prevenled.
To Roll Peanut Hitched to Ankle
Hill Today
In Election Bet
Republican "Fryer" Bet
Hughes Had Defeated Wil
son Will Wear Dress Suit
and Shove Nut up Broad
way With Crowbar.
Cape High School Girl Makes
Necks Cr?ne and Eyes
Congressman Tells E. J. Deal He
Will Retire at EndofHis
Coming Term.
While in the Cape vesterday, Con-
Bulge aS She Rattles and gressman Russell told K. J. Deal, pres-
Clangs Down Broadway.
The story of a town that needed !i cpnj.;t:oii Special Disp.itch to
railroad, got next to it .-elf and bought! iIL-s 1jj..rf.r Iisapp.vr.-d !vom ,or i Washington, Nov.
one which now is a paying proposi- j hrm in this c;ty on Oct. 27. and her jlion of :l w holesale
tion, last night was told by D. B. Krm- ; famy jm-om,i her friend, that she
kel, of Oregon, County Clerk of IKt j ,:,, jr,-,ne to i'iorida to spend the win-
1 lie Tribune.
In anticipa
iltaek bv the rail
road.-, upon the i-op
eight-hour day law, the Wilson
tntionnlity of the
Countv, in an interview with a re-1 ter. On Xov. K her hoiy w as found
porter for The Tribune. 'jlh.ating In the c i-ii.iliiini Riv.-r. r
The railroad, which now is ov.ne jshiid had been fractured and her body
by the business men of the town, cost jbre mirk.-, a.- if she had boon ial'-n j
72,000, it runs eight trains a day. ito death.
and in the last vear earned gross r ' Jacob Diemer, v.hi is 74 jeru
is ration has agree
I ) a s i r. g additional
session oi i, i.
upon a plan for
gislation at the
cress in onler to j
reipts of more than $11. Oct). Ope rat- i contends that his daugnt
ino- evnenso-; amoiinted to .S'i00l) and i d.-ivd bv rooiKis. Ik' declares
M7 dollars .'!
:v p
the rest of the earning.-? are b--ing used ? U.
to ay interest on bond and improve i she left home for th.
the railroad properties, j found on i.'. r body v.
This unique business men'.- rail- j . '' red floating in i!a
road a road such as mitiht b otvrat'vl i Ir. Marsl.:ll, th" f
between the Cape and Thebes bridge, i who had. treat'-.! Miss Christine s-ir.ee
: .. .... ...... ....,.- I, r ..r, lI- !, .n i i-lin -i -,:ii-tr fill 'U lord'it t:i:it
bie:-t to !':s of in-au tv ahd :
vo--.niitt.-d s-.iieid--. . kl
s that i; v.cul.l lave
ed. dojr in the nianu v
Oregon, the countv seat
colli, t V S'Mt :
I h" hli'.'ves sht
Tlo't ' Coiar.e- Mvers
make rertain that the law will oecome
,.i!t J operative.
was mur- ''"'e nrv' 'gislatio i will he iramed
! a. . . . . a i : . . : l . i. '. -
f'l'it" L ' 111 1 L:i l"lM.- lUUUiJiK'.i t'U,l i liuiim
- 1 1 L f"
o me tn v. law in us presruL ini in.
I'i c-. ul.nt, Wilsoa is anxious to dis-
I m.-i. f.t' !:it.- -.if si;sion of
Con . ivss, uiiile the 1 - iv,i rats are in
The railro ids. plan to tile new suits
in every .judicial district which means
maav suit-; will make it prac-
'y inipoi-iiiie to have them dis-
i of before Jar.. 1. when the law
Gene Speak, leader of the young
Republicans' league in the Cape, and
a violent partisan, tomorrow morning
will don a plug hat and full evening
dress scenery, take a crow bar in hand
and roll a peanut up Hroadway from
.Main street to Lorirnier, as a result
of a freak election bet.
Speak's wager was made Thursday
w hen the final outcome of the Wilson
Hughes race still remained doubtful.
He made the bet with Marcella
Temple, who agreed at that time to
perform a similar feat with a crow
bar and similarly apparelled, if Wil
son should be defeated by Speak's per
sonal candidate, Mr. Hughes.
Speak last night "acknowledged his
she li.-id when
.Soul'n was not
i it v. ac dis-riv'-r.
It was either a liquidation of an
election bet, a dare or a new way of
celebrating President Wilson's victory
at the polls!
Whatever was the caue, a pretty,
bright-eyed, High School maiden yes
terday afternoon created a commotion
on Broadwav as she mad her wav
along the sidewalk with a clanging.
banging, rattling, harh-voiced sheep
bell tied to her ankle.
Heads were turned, good ears got
ten into action and necks craned to get
a glimpse of the young lady with her
sheep bell securely fastened to her
ankle. The young celebrator was Miss
Inez Paar and she smiled broadly as
she carried out her stunt.
If it was the liquidation of a freak
election bet, hers is- the first of that
defeat and spent a part of the even
ing getting his scenery ready for the I character to be paid in the Cape. A
appearance Sunday. The journey up
Hroadway is scheduled to begin at 11
o'clock in the morning, and many of
peak's Democratic friends have prom
ised to l.e on hand with horns and
r.r.ise-niakers to join in the festivities.
County, away up in the northwest cor
ner of Missouri, was a :-inall town of
laOd persons situated almost thre
mile off the Hurlington raiiro.-.d. It
was the countv seat .-ix year.-. a:e.
but in some manner, accord ir.
KnnkrL a war was started t
it an issue as to whether th' county
seat should be removed from Oregon to
another town, more favorably situated
on a railroad.
been ili'Miossinh'' iol" .1
Vrve ird'ieled the injurh
as weil as to have fra-Uin i
sk'i'i. I! v announced tn'gii
1. re. : alioii ! ad i.- its po
; I';eri.' V 1o
s on her bodv
to- ..v-.t. 1 'resident
to ' ,t art! li e; eide
at m.'.de n-.unler tr.rory.
to .-in--1.;
.own ". ni.-te:
1 r.-ational tri::Is
iti Illinois.
Leco.nes elfective.
Tiie new l.gislaiion, planned by
Wilson, will overcome any
i , .. . . - . 1 .,. .. . ... .n.
ti'-l' the Meiecis m lie- ifi.-a.-.u: ..- i (;''.
ion some ila--se,i. Hy making this law effective
ib Tore Jan. 1. the President feels c r
jts 'n that he . ill be able to avoid a
. at .,,.,! nai avi -wide railroad strike.
..... ,
llalt'ioore. Nov. 1.
Passes Away at 8 O'Clock at
Home of His Son in
Oregon, with its 1500 put on it light- ! Mi-s Christine I)!er,,e- w:-t
a.,,i7 ..r..I . l-.cn -tho lii; ;iness men I ,.i.i-.-!ir.i- l:(l sona' itv a'd V.
a,.,:.. ,.,.ii'i-,u.iiih- t:imi(:iic- : . ;,i .vm! m-fit v She had manv fi " tie..-".
O' Lill.II l.'Hllll Ul ll'iiim....!.; - ji-...-..
ly saii Oregon was without a rail- ;iut. accoid.r l" ?'''Po- t-, nor:- of j --''
Vi'1711 fc.'-..v..- - vi.. .n...
leadership of C. P. Zooh, one of tit" j tlPd to spnd the venter in th
town's leading bankers. It was I. int. ! toni-ht thu,
"If we haven't got a railroad, if we ; ri:in :ri-cHt b- i.n'.;.-:i1 .'. i.t
have to hack it from the rai!-o:ui into!v.ih the .. -iv.be rs Mi.- -
town, we ll gel a ra.iroa.i, v.ego:i , , i.-.u'. n i
. - . .....
c, im i i 'ia . i -
I'l.n niitv.fnd-
iine ( t ie r 1 . i
th;it ever toe!; nl.,c Oatare of the third day's session
I of the American Federation of Labor
i . . .
of was the announcement ft the mtro-
n-j.Hsction of a resolution, caning tor a
universal eight-hour day. 'I his mea-
,o j.re.-entoii to Congress and
ore-anir.ation will urge that
. j 't b
saidi and started to hit. the bad. ..ii'.
Zook led o.T wit'o a SlaOO sab -ci i;,ti.!n.
Xo one gave less than $10.) ard that. ;
little town o.' Oregon, v.ii! vd :-ny
factories or mills, just a small o,:,- ;
muaity center, a trading piac- I'or ,
far crs in the midst of a lirh Vor.h- j
err. Missouri agricultural district, re-
fused to stop getting railroad sub-cnp- !
tions until a total of S-,2 OlKi Lad boon ',
subscribed. ;
"We'll call it the Oregon Interur-;
ban," the leaders sa'.lr a:;d ii war- u- j
corporated. The banker aided in get-.
iionos i
case i I
After an iliness of nine months,
William Sander, formerly a prominent
Tilsit farmer, died at 8 o'clock last
night at the home of his son, John
Sander of Jackson. His death was
caused by a complication of diseases
which accompanied old age. He was
7H years.
During his illness he had lived at
the home of his son in Jackson as
well ap rince the death of his wife a
i s of the preparedness j yeai. ;lfr0 iast April. He was a pioneer
oathn-d bv the United
celebrated peanut-rolling stunt has not
been staged yet for the reason that
the losing man declared that he would
await the official returns before sub
mitting to the irl:?ome duty of push
ing a peanut un Hroadway with a
County Court
Proceedings of County Court, Xov.
13 and 14:
Ordered that warrants be issued to
pay Judges and clerks of election, also
constables, rent of polling places, and
messengers delivering poll-books and cou( select, in the event that Russell
ident of the Southeast Missouri Trust
Company, and a close friend of the
Congressman, that he would not run
for Congress again. He has served
long enough was the excuse he gave
for his announcement to retire from
public life.
Congressman Ru.-sel! is said by
many Democrats to be the only mem
ber of his party in this di.-trict who
could be elected to Congress. The dis
trict is normally Republican, except
when Joe J. Russell runs. Many Re
publicans vote for him in presence
to a member of their own party.
Congressman Russell was instru
mental in getting the new post-office
for this city, and as a member of the
Legislature he worked for the Cape
Normal School. Although he is a par
tisan Democrat, he is a close personal
friend of L'ncle Joe Cannon, and Wil
liam K. Rodenberg, Congressmen from
Illinois, and Republican leaders in the
lower house. Hecause of .Mr. Roden
berg's close friendship Tor Mr. Rus
sell, he avoided n aking a political
speech in this city during the cam
pagin. Mr. Russell possesses a letter
from Uncle Joe Cannon, expressing the
hope that the Charleston man would
be returned to Congress. Although
close Democratic friends of Mr. Ru
sell urged him to use the letter from
Ronlenburg and Cannon during tre
campaign, he declined to do so.
The retirement of Mr. Russell is cer
tain to precipitate a Democratic mara
thon. Robert War.l of Caruthersville
will be a candidate as will Senator Ely
of Kennett. It is believed by many
that Arthur L. Oliver, the present
United States District Attorney, would
he the strongest man he Democrat -
( aa-'ted int- a lav;. Another reso-
II unre:; a peace Congress with.
;- i .-nre-M-o.trd and opposition
.t, as
.1 RliiUi
r 1:
!;e i: ; 1
I 'aak Hr-ir.rv. r .wing
t'i Yc: million Rn'i-r.
body floating tiie
totvsv l:.-.-!sed a fiV.ct
Kttic v.-nl in the Ian;;'
v. -is and. death from ou'.va.
Vl-.i-nii.-rs n the lal luV
An au-
. d . k.,!;. :uid
i-idatitim:, ii
.-afd vii.i".-ce.
tit'a.d that
ilivt- bv taci:t
iCa:;e Nimrod r?i.sses Bird and
Sam Hilt Kills It With a
The County Clerk presents abstract
of general election held Xov. 7, and
the various officers are formally de
clared elected as abstract shows.
Hond.s for following officers fixed:
Assessor, surveyor and coronor, $1000
each; treasurer, $100,000.
Accounts allowed and ordered paid:
Notional Lead Co., $52.."0; Taylor,
refuses to seek re-election in MMS:
r-nmor in Cane Count v and was well
known by even-one in Jackson and Masterson and Linson, $40.10; Illinois
the vicinity of Tilsit. Steel Warehouse Co. 14M1; Hahs
The arrangements for the funeral
The svstem
declare, si ra
ting SMO.000 in Jive per cent n!V; was la.-i
placed on the road and '.he tracks were j y ( Christ toe. they sa:! bade k'"'
lential candidates are placed on . laid. Bridges were bu.lt. engines pin- fjfi;,.,. ,,, Viixhl and rc-tire:,.
cliased, passenger coa.-iu ., ue n.--.., . T,. ,. .t ,.,rr!.asc tlte sister. iagia-
flat cars, a box car and all the para- awaken Cl.risline. but
nhernalia of a railroad on a small scale , , f.-n.-tv. Sh
i ii . ii ...
were obtained. ithM her si.-ter had cargo an c
It was a gala day in Oregon when .. . ;a(.,.jda. She thought she
the railroad came to town. iraia.iy ,
everv person in the town felt a son.-e , , ,
of ownership in that railroa.!- -n t,.-
The peo)!le of the court. y an. t.ic j ()t. .vitv-csses ie.stiiied that they
tress r.ear the Dn-mei'
the b:.llots in Kansas,
iripnnvi directness, they
plicity and economy.
In the recent election, one of the
presidential electors killed himself the
day before the election. His name had
to be substituted on the ballots, an op
eration that took a great deal of work
and expense.
Bec iuse many of the county clerks
are detained at their offices by f lec
tion returns, the attendance at the first
day's sessions of the convention was
light. More than a dozen were o
hand, however, for the opening meet
ing resterdav morning when I-.. J.
nnl'-lellvered an address, which was
followed bv a talk by J. W. Harring
ton of Platte County, president of the
Yetterday afternoon the members
of th association were taken down
the Rock Levee road to the drainage
diteh where they inspected the drag
line work. They were entertained last
h.i Iierb.-.t, who ha
r is ability to shoo
mce to inak.' good
s foiMid wanting.
been boasting
!, was given a
v.-Uukty, and
IL-ibst and Charles
te,- :'.-.; sue r.a-.t
eau-e h"r pari n;s
,;,.vf. h r from
i . . l. t ( Ut
opposing town in tne com. y se.ic i t.,ir, rf
doffed their hats and sun'.: ir you
We won't
on the Ver-.r-iHton River on
that the girl di.-atipor.red.
will 00 that, we're for you
try to take anything away from yrv.
The railroad was built for service,
Mr. Kunkel said. There now are two
engines and a nice new coach was add
ed recently to the rolling stock. Eight
trains pass up and down on the Ih:r
linrytnn iV.veo miles away, and the
Oregon Interurban "makes" everyone j The Cemetery Asso.-iatior. will meet
of those trains, so that passengers are 3ftrnoon : t C'e home of 'Irs.
taken into Oregon also immediately . (;0V;-.e I'at.'cn on I..rirn!r street, to
,, hir arrival at the junctien point ! across nhir.s for the cot : trii' tion of a
iscuss nlans f'r t
"The Burlington has been trying to j tair0cl;i over the graves of Don Litis
. u.. mo,,W5 of the buv us out." kunkel sant, "im our roa-i : i,0rinuer and his wile m tne p.m c.,ae.
nignt ll1 a "iu"
The tombs that mark tne burial
places of the parents of Cape flirnr
ler.ii. are being weather marked and
r,m.rcial Club. Several club mem
bers were on hand to assist in enter
taining the county clerks.
The business session will continue
todav when the next meeting place
will be selected, officers will be elected
and addresses will be delivered by Reu
ben F. Jones of Stoddard County, and
Lloyd N. Brown of Harrison County.
A banquet win be a feature of the pro
gram ton'ght.
The convention will close at 1 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon
is not for sale. We have interehar.se j lcry.
sen-ice. Our freight is delivered at
our doors and we are making good."
A recent addition to the motive pow
er on the road was a gasoline motor j va,iuar,y reduced to ruin.-. It is for
which makes special trips. , ij1P purpose, of perpetuating the orig-
Mr. Kunkel said that his town now b j ina; st,n:i that the ladies of the Cemc
snendine $.".2,000 in laying asphaltum ! tP,.v Association hope to carry out to
. - ,1 '
paved streets. a successfr.l conclusion the plans tncyitn(? socon,i time, but the r.irus nei r
now have under way. budged.
Mrs. K. Demp. ey eliminated th-idea, j ..ou(m-t tnat sink your cork?"
which was promptly approved by the ?nappC1 "Hoppy" as he looked into
Thi.i. a preoption prepared cpeci.lly orgar.izatton. The meotrng tea - tho barrel of his gun to see whetner
ior me puioos..- ui .ivv.s...-, ....... .the load ot snot nau 100.-0.
ilitt spent the
d..v at the home of the latter s lather.
i-ised i Sa .1 llitt. about seven mi.es Irom tne
. . I r.-' ... .AMntri- to
I. a'' . I 111 y wetu i" in'. .v'Lii.i...
hunt rabbits, but they found it neces-.-ai
ta coinir.it assault and battery on
the tame pigeons.
They reached the Hilt farm shortly
after d.n break to do some duck shoot
ing, but' the .hicks had failed to stop
.... ii.n ilitt vonds that niirht. Then
the rabbit hunt began. Two rabbits
were located, both hunters shot twice
at each bunny, but they .lust kept right
on running.
The two nimrods walked until noon
and then were the guests of the Ilitt
family for dinner. After hearing the
story of the two hunters. .Mr. Hitt in
ited them to spend -the afternoon
: hooc-ng pigeons at the barn. Tiie in
volution was accepted and Horbst and
H 't hurried out to the barnyard.
Six pisreons were perched on a shed,
pmnning their features. "Co ahead,
John, and kill those six before they
fie." said Hitt to Herbst.
"lloppy" took aim and fired. The
pigeons remained seated and continued
to tickle themselves.
The two hunters looked at each other
amazed. "I think I shot over em,"
remarked John, as he pulled down on
ti-em rurain. The eld shotgun barked
had not been made la-t night, when
word had been sent to children who
reside in Appleton and St. Louis.
He was a lifelong member of the
J Gorman Methodist Church which is
located about three miles on the other
side of Gordonville. One of his mar
ried (laughters now resides on the old
homestead farm near Tilsit.
His son John Sander is a tombstone
man in Jackson; Albert Sander is a
hardware merchant in Jackson, and
William H. Sander is in Tilsit.
He is survived by four daughters,
one of whom is Mrs. Henry Rartels;
one .laughter resides at Appleton, one
at St. Louis and one at Tilsit.
William Sperliag of the Cape is re
lated to the family.
Expects Resumption of Elaborate
Affairs That Marked the
Stephens Administration.
& Stearns, $16".77; Bahn Hardware
Co., $5.45; J. H. Slinkard, 47.65; I.
O. Kinder, $20; Dennis Scivaiiy, S42.-
to: i
Robt. McLain, Xeely's Landing road,
$200; D. R. Linebarger, Daisy-Biehle
road, $L6; Henry Becker, Whitewater
Houck road, $'J2; Jacob Seabaugh,
Suhr road, $78; D. L. Crain, Xeely's
road, .$154.50; J. H. Maevers, Upper
Egypt Mills road, $22:?.50; S. A. Welch,
; William Kinder, $.".6.25; R. R. Bed
well, $464.15; Charles Gerharter, ?160;
A. G. Landgraf & Bro., $101.25; C. W.
Henderson, $152.55; Ruehman H. & F.
Co., $2986; Ben Kieninger, $140.70;
Vogelsanger Hardware Co., $.1.80; Tom
Wills. $119.a0; Dennis Scivaiiy, $:14.1S.
' Reports of special commissioners ap-
proved and warrants issued on Road
i and Bridge Fund as appropriations
i Snider Mill road, $125; John Noland,
Egypt ilills-Oriole road, $261; C. F.
Battels, Jackson-Houck road, $18; W.
(J. Wright, Jackson-Leemon road,
!$8r..50; John Haupt, Xeely's Landing
1 road, $77.50; C. W. Wc1r, Cape-Perr-
ville road, $C47; W. S. Poe, Gordonville
road, $69.25.
Road overseers draw on the funds
of their district as follows: A. A.
Sides district Xo. 2, $35; Ephraim
Hastv. Xo. 12. $12; J. R. Deweee, No.
I " '
George Surlett, one of the two! 19. $50
brothers who were charged in warrants Carver Lumber and Mfg Co., lum-
with cutting James Kicnarus in a ngnt :
Man Implicated in Cutting Affray
Proves Innocence in
No. Six-Sixty-Six
fTie meetinr are for MALARIA or CHILLS & FLVER
TiA 3 W. Harrinrton of Platte ! Five or six doie. will 1 break j iny case ; and mcans to obtain the funds necessaix stnl amininpr the
..i ill taken toen at toaie me rever doi struct the na-oda. 1, -ntob-
' 1 ' ,fA.nAii i nrmiT hill. n a'v' ,,--
rnimtv. First Vice fresment tnanti, , . ,. . .. jvg-
R. Johnson of DeKalb County, becona CaJcnnej 80(i docs cot firipeorsi-ken. 25 ' - - ; cd
. . 1 ' hvhn itron-lc; i p mCPLin? .tiivi-.
. t-. : j L. nv-vncT im 1. 1 . 1 1 it I ' . -
Vice rresiueiit u -
Smith and
wife of Ray County, Secretary George
E. Hackmann and wife of Warren
County, Assistant Secretary D. B.
Kunkel of Holt County. Mr. and Mrs.
William Seibel of St. Louis County,
Mr. and Mrs. Blucher Sperling of Cape
Girardeau County, Edgar Archer of
Clay County, Floyd N. Brown of Har
l&son County, George Lortwi of Adair
. . : weanon. rarmer um,
Everj- member of the organization, -,lcrbst.s performance, emerged
1 .. i.rrm Tne nouse. pu. i "
Blucher Sperling. Care Girardeau j noon is expected to mane a silver co.i- j .t piprcons One of the
County Clerk, came over to the Cane tribution to the fund. Sever..! (.or.a- tumblM down and the others
from Jackson vestcrdav to attend f .e ! t ons nave oern sei;. -ium i
Countv Clerks' Convent ?on here. ! Dempsoy, but th-? total stir.; now on
; ihand is not sufficicrt to car?-y out the
fic-w away.
"That's the way to kill pigeons.
r.i TTttf
rvnt,- C. V. ITocrcbe of Jeferson , cbenie. J!U M"
. , 1.... t..i.i. r- .- xt ti-w;.-,., in i Ctn bis return home, "Hoppy CX- 1
County, J. U. cnarauer 01 uuiit-r violin-, jus. 11:1.1.1. n. x.... r - tta-npA'
tv and Henry Puis, deputy, of Cape' have made the largest individual con . plained the trouble. Ho nan ...nwa
! Girardeau County. tribution, but no guis are maue puonc. uuvuxn i..r v....
that took place Oct. 27, last, at Sharps-
boro, yesterday afternoon was released
by Judge W. H. Wifler at the ciose
of his preliminary hearing.
Surlett was arrested several days
ago by Deputy Sheriff W. J. Segraves
on a charge of being an accomplice in
the cutting. Richards was slashed
across the stomach, nad when he was
brought to the hospital in the Cape
the night of the cutting, it was be
lieved that his wound would be fatal.
He was able to tell but little of the
story at that time, but yesterday, he
had recovered from his wound suffi
ciently to be in court and tell his story
to Judge Wilier.
He testified that the actual cutting
was done by the brother of the man
who was arraigned yesterday, Robert
Surlett, who never has been appre
hended by the officers.
George Surlett, however, was charg
ed with aiding him in doing the cut
ting. The evidence to prove this fact
wa3 not sufficient, Judge Wilier ruled,
and allowed Surlett to go. Surlett
was represented by Attorney K. C.
Spence of Eloomfield.
The officers still are looking for
Robert Surlett. who is charged with
Warrant issued to State University
for $295, part salary of farm agent.
Inquest fees paid: Over body of Thos.
Duval, $29.55; Paul Baker, $r;R.45;
Dean Ware, $21.73.
The usual temporary relief list is al
lowed, amounting to $155.
The following special commissioners
make final report:
S. J. Howard, Burfordvilla-Snider
Mill road; Frank Renner, Friedheim
Biehle road; A. J. Kinder, Gordonville
Tilsit road; W. L. Friese, Jackson
Biehle road; W. C. Siemers, Gordon-ville-Allenville
The commissioners of "Drainage
District No. 1 of Cape Girardeau Coun
Jefferson City. Xov. 15. Members
of society here are rejoicing in the
probable election of Frederick D. Gard
ner in the belief that it means four
social seasons on a scale the capita!
has not known since the administra
tion of Lon V. Stephens from I!7 to
The capital has heard that Mrs.
Gardner is a gracious hostess and that
she is known for the splendor of her
entertainments. It knows that she has
the money to entertain on any scale
she pleases.
There has been little social life at
the executive mansion for several ad
ministrations, entertainments Iwirig
confined for the most part to a few
large receptions each year the Legisla
ture was in session, one large ball and
family dinner parties. To the large af
fairs the rule has prevailed that the
invitation to the public was general
and anybody was welcome,
dinner all members of the Legislature,
of whom there are 176. Usually they
are invited in small groups.
Following the Stephens administra
tion came that of Gov. Dockery. Mrs.
Dockery died soon after her husband
became Governor and there was no
social life at the executive mansion for
several years.
During the administration of Gov.
Folk entertainments at the mansion
usually were musicales to which were
invited music lovers. Mrs. Folk did
not go in for society very extensive
ly, nor did her successor in the man
sion, .Mrs. Hadley.
Durinc the present administration
much of the social life of the admin
istration has been transferred to St.
Louis, where Gov. Major frequently
was the guest at society functions.
Few were given at the executive man
sion, however.
The social season in the capital will
begin with the inaugural ball the even
ing of Jan. 8, the day Gardner, it is
I .,1 -;il Tk mmimiralfd Societv
ty" are granted an extension of,r- ...
until the first day of February, m.. t almost
to make their report,
The court adjourned until Monday,
Nov. 20.
For Infants and Children.
The Rina Yon Haw Always Bought
Boars the
signature of
uninterruptedly for fully three months
after that day.
J. O. Chambers of Toplar Bluff was
a visitor in the Cape yesterday after
noon and last night
Floyd E. Fewel of Columbia visited
with friends in the Cape yesterday aft
ernoon and last night.
Miss Margaret Tinsley of Caruthers
vill came up to the Cape yesterday to
attend the County Clerks' meeting.

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