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Cape Girardeau, Mt. WJ H H. H THE TRIBUNE'S CIRCULa TION IS THE LARGEST IN CAPE GIRARDEAU. THE TRIBUNE COVERS SOUTHEAST i-MISSOURI LIKE THE DEW", t t NEWSPAPER THAT PRINTS ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT AND PRINTS IT FIRST VOL. XV THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD, CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI, NOVEMBER 24. 1916. NUMBER 46 15 YEAR OLD LAD DR. VORBECK TO WINS 2ND PRIZE TEST LEGALITY OF IN CORN CONTEST PHARMACY LAW QUADRILLE BALL CRAIEVA TAKEN PRIZE WINNING BOY FARMERS OF CALFIORNIA FOR LADIES OF BY THE GERMANS, 60 YRS. COMING MANY CAPTURED t' v: w w 04 I ' o ei t a I? f v? Harold Lewis, a Cape County Boy, Produces 97 Bushels on One Acre of Ground. SHANNON COUNTY IS GIVEN FIRST PRIZE Eric Palmer of Eminence Gar nered 107 Bushels From One Acre Field Crop Slumps. Harold Lewis, a lo-year old Cape County boy, won the second prize in the annual com contest, hold liy the Cane Normal School, under the super vision of Seth Babcock, the well-known agricultural expert. Farmers living in all sections of t Southeast .Missouri participated in the contest. Eric Palmer, of Eminence, Shannon County, who produced slight ly more than 107 bushels of corn on an acre of ground, carried away the highest honor, according to the list of awards announced by Prof. Babcock J last night. Palmer is 20 years old. Young Lewis, who lives a few miles southwest of this city, produced 97 bushels of corn on an acre of ground, which he tilled alone. This lad's rec ord is remarkable because of his youth and his inexperience. When he an nounced that he was going to compete with the champion farmers of South east Missouri, his parents told him he was only wasting his efforts, but they wished him good luck. He prepared the ground according to the rules laid down by Prof. Bab cock, and he followed the advice of the Normal expert to the letter in tak- j ing care of the crop. His success was the boast of the neighborhood, and veteran farmers came miles to inspect j the growing corn and see the youthfuJr; agriculturist in action. His acre of corn made his father's crop look like the work of an amateur. When the stalks quit growing and be gan to take on a comber hue, they, stood like saplings with ears a foot long hanging two on a stalk. Prof. P.abcock .stated last night that Harold was the youngest farmer to land a prize. The child's efforts came as a distinct surprise to Mr. Babrock. Palmer, who captured the first award, has a reputation as a champion corn grower. Last year he produced 121 bushels of corn on the sam acre of ground that grew 107.t this year. Prof. Babcack stated that there was a noticeable decrease in the yield in almost every locality this year as com pared with the crop grown last season. This is attributed to the unseasonable year, which showed a slump in the production of all kinds of grain throughout the country. The yields of the prize winners in the 1916 contest, as announced by Prof. Babcock, were: Eric Palmer's yield was 105 bushels and 9 pounds; Harold Lewis gathered in 07 bushels and r'.'.-a pounds of corn. Matthias Brown of Catawissa, Frank lin County, 00 bushels; Richard Hop per of Sikeston, Scott County, 81 bushels and 10 pounds: Fank Yount, Quaker, Washington County, 76 bush els and 20 pounds; William Stum baughn, Jewett, Madison County, 75 bushels and 19 pounds; Claude Ed wards, Holland, Pemiscott County, 57 bushels and 55 pounds; Samuel Mc Kee, Zalma. Bollinger County, 56 bushels and " pounds; Ernest Funk, Annapolis, Iron County, 522 bushels and 16 pounds; Eric Duncan, Tied mont, Wayne County, 45 bushels. ILLMO GIRL OPERATED ON" Miss Emma Roth Has Appendix Re moved at Hospital. An operation for appendicitis was performed yesterday on Miss Emma Roth, the daughter of Casper Roth of lllmo. She is a patient at the St. Francis Hospital, where the operation was performed by Dr. L. S. Mayfield, the family physician. Miss Roth was brought to the Cape Wednesday morning, and after an ex amination it was found that an opera tion was necessary. The young lady recovered soon from the effects of the anaesthetic and is thought to be on the way of complete recovery. She is the daughter of a well-known farm ei of near lllmo. Employs M. A. Dempsey and Senator Lane to Fight the State Board. DENIES BOARD CAN DESTROY PROFESSION Arbitrary Authority of Commis sioners Can Ruin a Physi cian, He Shows. Dr. J. C. Vorbeck yesterday employ er Sonator Thomas F. Lane and M. A. j Dempsey, two well-known attorneys. to defend him against the State Hoard of Pharmacy, which is endeavoring to revoke Dr. Vorbeck's certificate to practice pharmacy Dr. Vorbeck was given a license to practice pharmacy by the State Board in 1901 and practiced under it for eight years. He permitted his license to elapse in 190!) by not paying the j annual tax of $1. He was not prac ticing pharmacy at the time and per mitted the matter to go by default. When he was ready to open the Vorbeck-Dohogne drag store on Good Hope street several months ago, he sent the State Board the amount of the penalty for permitting his license lo lapse.together with thetotal amount of the license for eight years. After holding this money for a month, the board returned it to Dr. Vorbeck with a statement, declaring that he would have to take another examination. In the meantime certain druggists in the Cape furnished the board with the in formation that Dr. Vorbeck had em- pioyed a druggist who was not licensed to prat.tice in this State, and the board threatened prosecution, n Vorbprk ,vrole the Dvesident of the body a letter, inviting him to go into the courts and test the law. The physician also declared that lie had no intentions of taking the examma tion. "If I was a druggist when 1 began the proctice of the profession in 1001, I must be just as competent to practice it now," Dr. Vorbeck con- tended. He also says that the action of the board is prompted by spiie work on the part of certain individuals in this city. Dr. Vorbeck last night issued the fol lowing statement, explaining his posi tion: "The State Board of Pharmacy, j knowing mat- i am not omy a i"at only a prac- tittoner of medicine and surgery, nui that I was a qualified pharmacist of ,- t w M.,partv 0f Cairo 111. Qt.t. f Mi..,.,,..; fo, ten vears1' . , ' " ' ' , . f r 1 --" " before their present law, which the druggists' association slipped through the State Legislature went into effect, presumes to harass me into a m-j quishment of my right to practice a J profession which I not only studied for but which I actually carried through with many sacrifices. "After spending twelve years in lit erary institutions fitting myself for the study of medicine and pharmacy, and walking two miles to college every day for eight months during three years, I qualified myself for the prac tice of medicine, surgery and phar macy in the State of Missouri. I qualified in these professions and have in my possession certificates from the State of Missouri showing that I have submitted the proper evidence of my qualifications to practice them. "The State Board of Health knows my ability and accords me the right to handle and dispense to the public any drug, poison or medicine under the sun; but despite the fact that I also have a certificate as a registered pharmacist, the members of the State Board of Pharmacy demand that I either employ a druggist or permit them to again examine me or rather quiz me on the subjects of materia medica and pharmacy. Why? Be cause they either are urged or they are inclined to use their official power as an engine of malice and spite. The law permits them to accept the phar macy certificate I have as an evi dence of my qualification to practice pharmacy in the State of Missouri, but they prefer to arbitrarily oppose this course. They prefer to 'weed' me out in the language of the president of the board and I take it that this would (Continued on pajje three) Z tpZe &L - itwMAr Sr : f t?? ft Jwi I - m I n Vsu Ft IP? f If sA fi I r . . - ; I u w w uL-J Uua L-J P u U J UU U Pi Twenty-four prize-wiuniii- boy farmers of the stale of California Arrived in New York .-iiy. :ifier malting a transcontinental tour. During their two lays' Mop in the metropolis, the boys were taken aroiind to all the in terestink' places. The purpose of the tour is to obtain new ideas in farming and the market in;: of their proiluee. KiH-h boy makes notes of everything of interest that comes under his observation. The c.penses of the tour are being paid by the University of California. GRANT HEGWOOD IS RELEASED ON BOND Portasevillc Pos.mas.er Coder .ri'JI Pr' pr..tng$S2J. Grant Hegwood, postmaster of Hay- j wiii-d Afo . who wax 5irreteI on Vnv ! 11, was released vesterdav on a $1000 ' bond, furnished by Robert Schoolfield j (,ai nP1 was solemnized last night at j G. Carroll, will be he'd this afternoon and John Brinklcy. both of Portage-j the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. ! and evening at the home of Miss Car ville, Mo. He had been in jail ever i'f. B. Garner, of 1001 Bloomfield street, j '-oil, 227 South Spanish street. Sam- since his m-rest. ', Hegwood, who is about CO vpar.s old. j was indicted by the October Federal ; Grand Jury on a charge of misappro- ! priaiing the Government funds en-j trusted to his care. The warrant ac-; .uses ...... ... d soo.t.m. ... ....... arrested, Hegwood explained that he .! had aot discriminated between his pri- I I vate funds and the Government money, land that he might have gotten his ac- (counts twisted in that manner. i His case will be tried on Jan. 20! (in the United States District Court. The bond that gave him his liberty is returnable on that day. SWEET WATER FACTORY DLD j . , . I Buvs Spanish Street I W. E. McCarty , Tne Rajp of tn(, svvoot water plant on i South Spa gouth ypanish street was made last; . Grassham of Paducah, me teai was arranged ny i.cu vm-; yjml the real Pstato Ir,an. c.rassham n boen in town P0vcra days lo.)king after bus;ness affairs and also making a,T enients for the sale of the prop- prtv McCarty has the agency of a miner al water firm in Cairo and intends to J operate the Spanish street plant in connection with the 'other. The sale w i eoonn price is said to be $2000. This plant was damaged by fire some time last winter. It had not been in operation since. The rumor that the plant would change hands had been current for some time. GOVERNMENT AND ROADS TO TEST LAW TOGETHER Railroads Permit ted to Pick Suit Which Will be Made Test Case. Washington. D. C, Xov. 2". An important move was made today lead ing to an early decision of the United States Supreme Court on the validity of teh Eight-Hour Law, when the railroads signed an agreement with the Attorney-General to co-operate with the Government to rush the case through the higher courts. Under this agreement, the repre sentatives of the railroads will select from a large number of cases one that is typical of all issues involved. All other proceedings will be sus pended until the Supreme Court has passed on this case. The Government agrees to permit the railroads to make this selection j themselves. From all indications the case of the Santa Fe Railroad will be selected as the test case. The decision in this case will be universal and be applied to all others. EDNA GARNER WEDSHOCAL ARTISTS WILL MEMPHIS, TENN., MAN I GIVE EXHIBIT TODAY , R. UwMa orieia!c9'at M.rri- I --Se Ceremony of Cae Girl . lo II. E. Rajroer. The wedding of H. E. Kaymer of em',n' Tenn., and Miss Edna K. : The ceremnnv e: novfM-ivnjJ Vr Pa.. ' J' K Larson. Paor of the Presby- torian Church. Friends and relatives were present at the impressive event an)j bestowed their congratulations un- i ,on newIvwefs ' y P'- j came acquainted with her husband (when in Memphis. They have known ! each other for about icrllt VMrj TKn bridegroom is the owner of a large poolroom and restaurant in Memphis. The couple will depart today for .Memphis to visit the parents of the bridegroom. After a short stay in Memphis they will make a trip north Jni lour me Aonnorn Mates, iiiev I will stay in Chicago for several weeks ; and visit other points of interest. After completing their honeymoon ,.; -r.- ..n.i -m... t?o,., .-it i i. L , ! t Memphis, where they intend to ..... make their home. A nicelv furnished apartment is awaiting the arrival of the newlyweds. SOW KILLS BIRD DOG OF CLAUDE D. SPEAK . ,)it.k s CaHRju and Kiod hr ,fo? j h-i..-.., vt u- r. . h:!e Flushing Quail in Stoddard County, I),ck c,aU(le Speak's veteran bird i dog, which was sent down to the j Speak farm in Stoddard County to spend the winter, is dead. The old pointer was assassinated by a sow, which he encountered while attempting to flush a covey of quail last week. The dog made a stand in a thicket, while hunting with several boys. When one of the hunters urged him to flush the birds, he rushed into the under brush. He leaped into the bed of a large sow and her pigs. She seized Dick before he could get out of the brush and killed him. The boys made j an effort to rescue the dog, but the . enraged hog worked too rapidly for them. Dick had been the property of Mr. Speak since puppyhood. He was ene of the best hunting dogs in the city. Mr. Speak sent the pointer to his farm because the dog. due to old age, was becoming savage. BITTEN BY SNAKE. HE OPERATES ON HIMSELF Albany, Ga.. Nov. 23. -Because he had presence of mind to quickly cut out the flesh surrounding the wound in his leg caused by a rattlesnake's bite, Wil K -J 14 IJ w?3 Pupils of Miss Carroll Will Show j. Skill i. Chi.. Display. I A display of the artistic work in! china, made bv the class of Miss Marie ! riles of luster sind etobine- will lu I j show n to tnose who are interested in ! this work and wish to see the display. ' Among the art pieces to be exhibited) is a medallion of Richard Carroll. I i I father of the artisf, who is giving this display. The original of this me dallion was modeled by Miss Carroll, who later had it cast in bronze. The medallion is about 12 inches in diameter. Miss Carroll, a scholar of Professor Bringhurst formerly of Washington University in St. Louis, is a talented artist, and has produced some remark able pieces of art. She has a class of eight, all being either married women or young girls. Professor Bringhurst, who received his training and schooling in the art i sVionls of the old country, is one of L, t- t r i i . ; the greatest artists of his class in this country. It was only recently that he severed his connections with the uni versity to devote all his time to the art of sculpture. PREDICTS COLD WILL SEND NEGROES SOUTH AGAIN Atlanta Ga.. Xov. 2". It has been generally believed in Atlanta that a large number of negroes had felt the mysterious call of the North in the weeks preceding the national election. The total number from this city alone is said to be fully 2500 and this is light as compared with the inroads made on some sections. Many residents of this city have re called a similar exodus of negroes to the North about ten years ago. These persons feel confident all the blacks who have left their homes will find their way back before many weeks have passed, for, they say, it was zero weather that made them return before. With the coming of snow and freezing weather conditions it is believed the negroes will return. bur Wortman saved his life where medical attention later would have failed. He has been pronounced en tirely out of danger by attending phys icians. Wortman was spending the day in the woods with a party of friends. He became separated from the others and was unable to attract their attention when the repile bit him. After cutting ithe poisoned flesh out he tied the wound up with his handkerchief and made his way to a negro cabin nearby. Cemetery Association Plans! Unique Fete to Obtain Lorimier Funds. WOMEN WILL DANCE IN! HOOP SKIRTS, HONEST! Costumes to be WbVn Will Be Patterned After Martha Washington's Styles. A uad)iile ball, at which only la dies of" (!0 years ami over and clad in hoop-skirts and other Colonial aim ent. will dance, j one of the unique features planned bv the meinbers of' .' . , ' the ailachian lountrv. A larjre ntiai tbe Cemetery Association in an effort , hpr pris.,ners were capture,!, bt.t to obtain the amount of money neces- (the exact number was not stated, .-arv to build a pagoda over the graves I m ion i.uis i.onmier ami nis wiiq. This entertainment was agreed up on at a meeting of the association held at the home of Mrs. lvkhan one of the charter members of the organ ization. Mrs. I!aler. Mrs. G. W. P.ahn and Mrs. 1-empsey. who helped to or ganize the Cemetery Association, yes terday agreed to take part in the r 1-..- ... " " . 1 !. ' " Z, " L j. , ,;0. ,vilM, ,,,,, ,, ,;,, ,lam.c. Hie quadrille, although regarded by dancing masters as one of the most re- Hined of all tcrpsichorcan steps, has . . . i ii not heen popular since ame-itemim davs. Abraham Lincoln danced the j quadrille to a sublime degree. It was ; his favorite dance although he was called a cat when it came to waltz - inr The htmnv huir the fox trot ami . 41,'it li'it'i-k li.nt ii.lt. 1 1 l:l VI7P.1 i UU1" i- i'-' by Gov. Major, were not known Lincoln's time. Mrs. Ella Dempsey conceived the j T!ie heaviest fighting was encounter idea and it made an instantaneous hit. i rd on the south side of the city, near Even- member present agreed that a jtj)a Guggenheim properties. The loss quadrille ball would gel the money. t,s on o0la sides were very heavy, it It has not been definitely .hcidec j was stated. Villa is said to have had whether the dance will be given at the , personal command of the troops that Elks Club or not. A committee ha rm,ght in the southern part of the city, been appointed to wait on the oi!:cia's Another band took possession of the of the club and ask for permission to western part of the city, but refrain use the ballroom, jed from lighting. At Juarez Carran The dancers will be ladies who are.. admitted that General Ti.nino at least 60 years of age. They will be defending Chihuahua City. It is dressed as Colonia' dames, and hair j ;,.,;( ;at ., .shortage of ammunition dressed a la Martha Washington. Hoop j ..1S hindered the attack greatly. AI skirts will come back into their own.t10Un telegraphic communication for one evening. There are a number ' w ith. Chihuahua was still maintained. f tK.,t.i .,ieiint skirt frames 111 tllf VI HI - Cane and the association will borrow -i them for the evening. Every lady who enters the ballroom will be attired in costumes, the like of which the pre-! ent generation has never seen, except in picture books. i An admission will be charged to tnr- ! entertainment, it was announced last night. It is hoped that enough money jmrn prevailed at Juarez tonight w ill be obtained from this dance to 1 ,vu ro rumor was current tha. make up the sum needed to insure tne J villa had grabbed a heavy loot in Chi construction of the pagoda. j huahua City. It is possible that Sli- PRESIDENT WILSON HAS COLD Cancels All Engagements at His Phvsician's Request. Washington, Xov. 2::. President Wilson is confined to the White House with a cold which he contracted a few j days ago whil eautomobile riding. His condition was such that the physician attending him advised him to cancel all appointments and calls. It had been the intention of the Presi dent to attend the football game be tween the Army and Navy teams, which was to take place on Saturday afternoon in Xew York City. But upon the advice of the physician Presi Wilson canceled this trip. He has a severe coid which it is feared might result in an attack of la grippe. EXPRESS MESSENGER HELD UP AND ROBBED Of $1005 Chicago, Nov. Masked bandits held up the express train of the North western Railroad tonight and stole over $1000 from the express coach. The bandits were armed with re volvers. While two held the express crew at bay, the third forced the sare and took the money. They then jump ed from the moving train and disap peared in the darkness. Berlin Says New Victory Is Von Falkenhayn's Great est Achievement, t VILLA AND CARBANZA ARMIES IN A CLASH Reports Trom Scene of Conflict Indicate Bandit Won the Battle. Herlin. Xov. :'.. The fa'! of Craiova was announced by the German War . 'Office at o'clock tonijr'tt. This ever.t I ,v'arks t,u WgPt achievement of Von ' C-ilL'.nli;lt-n i.- K. .(..... ......1 ; Special Pispalcii to Tiv Tribune. London, Xov. 21. A j)ecial agency dispatch received from Hakti. Asiatic Kussiji. via St. Petersburg, declares the J Turks have ma-sacred between oOOt) and t;;i()i Armenians at Sivas. Turkey. II ichare.-t. Xov. 2::. "We n tiird westward from Cvaiova." today's of.i cial Kumanian War Oilice statemeni aniioijnced. lieiirement from points in the Ji.i Valley to old positions was also stated In the Alt Vallev the statement d- clnred that Rumanian troops were maintaining their positions. Sp cbl I'ispatch to The Tribune. El Paso. Xov. 2::. While Carra-i-zistas claim that General Vill.i was I decisively in tin sece.nd battle near horth before noon I Chihuahua itv today, reoorts that v ere obtained from other sources indicate that Villa was , lfl mj-essful combatant in this bat- I tie. It is conceded by Carranr.i.stas (that Villa does not need Chihuahua t vWm-h the control of .Northern Mex ico. It is said that he merely see ia .stronger foothold in the north in order to show what he can do a-ain -t the enemy. , (,.. .I0t...ils .-is fi the result of the b.lt- t,. were obtainable. j .Military experts at Fort Bliss ae , inclined to believe that Villa will throw his forces th it are concentrated n the west side of the city against Trevino under the cover of darkness. j,,, defenders are largely estimated j from 4000 to 6000. Intense excite- pout and his forces are holding the city. A report of late tonight stat'-d that a reguee train had left Chihuahua Citv after the fightfng had begun. CAN ADA TO EXPORT ABOUT 100.000.000 BUSHELS WHEAT Ottawa. Ont.. Nov. 2:i. About 100, 000,000 bushels of wheat will be avail able for export tin's year, according to the latest departmental estimate! which place the total Canadian crop at 16,406,000 bushels. TAGS ON WILSON'S TURKEYS Railroad Men Pin Messages on Bird to President. Washington. Nov. 2-. President Wilson plans to spend Thanksgiving day at the White House with his fam ily. The annual flock of turkey "raiser! especially for the Presiden ' has already begun to arrive. One will be selected for the While House table and the others, according to custom, probably will be sent to hos pitals or for distribution among the poor. O.i the crate of one turkey wliich came from Oklahoma, railroad men had written messages such as: "How about the high cost of living?" and "Remember the eight-hour day.'