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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, November 24, 1916, Image 5

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CoLDave Harris,
Walking In Sleep,
Peddles Clothing
Anti-Ham Apostle Eats Over
dose of Pork and Prowls
at Night "Isch-ga-bibble!"
He Chirps When Awakened
Before Dream of Sale Is
'1. Dave Harris is one of the few
men in the city who lo not forget
business even when asleep. Bargains
for customers are constantly on his
mind, whether he is behind the cash
register in his store or merely "pound
ing his ear in the hay." z
To a close friend yesterday, he re
lated a story told on him by his wife.
A few nights ago, the Colonel ate sev
eral ham sandwiches before retiring.
Mr. Harris was taught as an infant to
.-nub pork, and he has never quite
outgrown the prejudice, yet he ad
mits that swir.e flesh, if properly cook
ed, isn't a I ail bad.
Instead of digesting, the ba n ap
parent'; "jelled"' on Mr. Harris' stom
ach. The family were sleeping sound
ly, .vhen shortly after midnight, the
wifo of the clothing merchant was
awakened by someone walking in an
adjoining room.
Hiie listened for a moment 'and her
fears we.o ailayed when she heard a
familiar voice say: "This coat and
pants for Sf.!)S. It's a bargain."
SiV" recognize-.' the voice as that of
lwr husband, and as he frequently
walks in his sleep, she was not alarm
ed. 1 Jut while she was attempting to
enter slumberland again, her husband
hurried from one room to another, ad
dressing imaginary customers and at
tempting to dispose of some suits at
"Tiro escaped sale" prices.
"Kverything guaranteed," remarked
Mr. Harris when he had apparently
induced someone to purchase. "If they
ain't what I t-1! you, then you bring
"em !:i. k and I'll refund your money.
Hut if they wuzn't what I say they
are. I wouldn't say they wuz, would
"Here thev are, wrapped up in a
nice little package. Six ninety-eight!
Wo sell strictly for cash. The next
t'ine you come in, bring your papa
along with you. Oh, yes, we have
ladies ready-to-wear! Su-u-u-r-r-ee!"
As the Colonel was about to tackle
another customer, Mrs. Harris, who
had become irrtated, said: "Oh, for
gorvbvrss sake, Dave, waka up and
come to bed!"
"How'd I git out here?" remarked
the oKrchani, as he emerged from the
t ranee.
"Walked out, as you do every night,"
snapped his wife.
"Oil dat ham! Never again! Isch-ga-bibble!"
he muttered as he loosened
the puckering string of his pajamas
and inserted him.-elf between the blankets.
Gordonville News
The Misses Edna Siemers, Marie
Medley, Alma Bangcrt, Virginia Hays
and Bertha Toe motored to Oak Ridge
Mr. and Mrs. L. Steinhoff of Jackson
visited at G. C. Siemers Sunday.
Mrs. Hanschen and Mrs. C. Stein
have returned home after visiting a
few days at Foinfelt, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. John Luhring and
daughter, Helen, Flora Schoen and
Ernest Telle motored to Leemon Sun
day. Mrs. Geo. Hanschen and son are
spending the week with Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Eggemann.
Jacob Gluckshertz and wife and Mrs.
Will Rose made a business trip to
Altenberg Monday.
Mrs. Clarence Rose and daughter,
Virginia, of the Cajic, are visiting Mrs.
Rose's mother, Mrs. Kate Sailer.
Mr. and Mrs. Gruneberg of the Cape
visited their daughter, Mrs. Robert
Volkcrding Sunday.
Miss Nona and Imogene Ford enter
tained the Misses Marie Medley and
Alma Bangert, Edna Siemers and Vir
ginia Hays Monday night.
Mr. and .Mrs. Gurley Davis of .St.
Louis and Miss Gertrude Kocher of
the Cape visited several days with Mr.
and Mrs. Christ Gross.
The bosket ball game between Pop
lar Ridge and Gordonville High School
was well attended, the score being 23
to 22 in favor of Poplar Ridge.
A. M. Meyers, agent at the Iron
Mountain depot, has moved his family
here from Glenn Allen.
A. G. Hink has his house wired for
Crowd in Council Chamber
Cheer Policeman When
He Wins Acquittal.
Patrolman Says He Holds No III
Will Againsi William Kocher
Stories Disagree.
! Device, After Being Under Water
for Weeks, in Perfect
j Condition.
i A portable gas 12-horsopower en
jgmo was blasted yesterday morning
j from the steamer Cape Girardeau
which was sunk several w?eks ago
I near Fort Gage, 111. The eagirie, weigh-
ing about 4fM)0 pounds, had been sold
j to William Snyder of Dutchtown and
j was on its way to its destination when
jthe boat went down,
j The engine was perfectly intact. Not
a sign of rust was to be found and
I not the least damage had been done to
!the interior works of the engine, dc
i spite the fact that it had been in the
water for several weeks.
The company that sold the engine
offered to replace this engine with a
a new one, but owning to the fact that
the machine had stood the test so
well, Snyder declined the offer.
The cargo of the inundated steamer
is being brought to the surface with
dynamite. Several valuable automo
bles and some farm implements are
still in the bowels of the steamer.
Miss Audrey and Lydia Colmey of
Sikeston are here visiting Mrs. L. B.
Hnuefc and their sister, Miss Margaret
Harris, a student at the Normal.
Mrs. Henry Meyer of Rural Route
No. :! spent the day in Cape doing
some shopping and visiting friends.
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!'. .1. !J,A'J( S. M. CARTER,
i resident Secretary
Vice-President Vice-PrrHdeut
Policeman George W. Talley was ac
quitted last night of the charge of
slugging Win. Kocher without provo
cation, after the City Council had
heard the testimony of" tho witnesses
for the plaintiff and the defendant. Of
the six councilmep. present, five voted
for an acquittal afid one lor convic
tion. Congratulation.; from all sides
were extended Talley following his dis
charge. A large crowd attended the hearing
as the charges had aroused general in
terest. The verdict agreed upon in
executive session of the council was
received with a loud applause.
The charges were the result of an
attack upon Kocher on the eve of the
election. There were about eight wit
nesses on each side. Most of them
were eye-witnesses to the incident and
thev corroborated each other's state-
j ments.
! The first one to be examined was
Kocher, who was represented by the
City Attorney Whitelaw. He went in
to details as to his encounter with the
policeman. He was put through a
rigid cross-examination by Harry E.
Alexander, counsel for the defendant,
after giving his version of the rumpus.
Kocher testified that he was on his
way home from the Republican rally
I which had taken place i". tho Common
Pleas Court at the Courthouse. As he
passed the croud t'r.il had gathered
oil the Courthouse lav. n, where the
Democrats were holding a meeting,
some one shoued in tavor of President
Wilson. "Hurrah for Hughes," tin:
! witness said he shouted. "How about
Wilson and his politics in Mexico?''
Kocher yelled. I was then approach
ed by Mercer Wilson, who asked me
to keep quiet," began the witness.
"I answered him, that I felt at lib
erty shout all I wanted to. I also
added that the Democrats had made
so much noise when the Republicans
were htivir.g their meeting in the
courtroom, that the windows had to ho
! Objection on the part of the defend
ant's counsel eliminate;! this feature
of the incident relating to the inter
ference of Mr. Wilson. In describing!
the attack jnade by the policeman, Mr.
Kocher said:
"Talley came at me with his club
raised over his head, and told me I
would have to go with him. I asked
him to explain why and he hit me with
such force that I went down. I got
ui) again, only to be slugged twice
more. The blows stunned me for a
while, but when I recovered Itold
Talley that I would have gone to the
station with him, had he explained
why, but that I objected to being treat
ed like a dog."
He then told of being taken to the
police station: having his wounds
washed and dressed later by a phys
ician. He also said that no charge
jhad been placed against him and that
Talley himself declared when his par
ty reached the station that there was
nothing against him.
On cross-examination Kocher ad
mitted that he had drunk two glasses
of beer but repudiated the charge th.1t
he was under the influence of liquor.
He admitted that he tried to gr:b the
policeman's dub when he approached
him. but denied that he offered any
resistance when Talley asked him to
come with him.
Attomev Alexander then asked him j
if it were not true that he threatened
to beat the policeman to death, and
he witness replied that he had not. He
also denied that, he said he would give
Talley five dollar?, if he would take
his star off and fight him like a man.
On further questioning he made the
concession that he had used one vile
word, but sa;d that no ladies were near
when he did so.
When asked who irot no the peti-
Jtion signed by a number of citizens,
! asking the removal of Talley from the
police force, he answered it was gotten
! up by a citizen on his own initiative
and that he had nothing to do with
this petition.
The defendant was the main witness
in his own behalf. He said he asked
Kocher, whom he heard using profane
language in the presence of several
women, to step aside. "My reason for
this was, that I wanted to settle the
matter without any further argument
and wihout any disturbance. Kocher,
however, replied in answer to my re
quest, that he would go nowhere with
me, that he had never been arrested in
his life, and that he' would rather die
than submit to an arrest," began Tal
ley. "He made a rush at me and tried to
grab my club, and for that reason I
struck him on the head. It was for
self-protection. He fell after the fitst
blow and I gave him one light tap
on the head as he went down. As
he hit the ground I struck him on the
left hip."
The policeman then related how the
crowd gathered and how he and sev
eral men assisted Kocher to his feet.
They took him down to the station,
washed his face and assisted him in
every way possible in administering a
stimulant as he felt very weak from
the loss of blood ai d the walk from the
Courthouse to the police station.
"When Kocher, after having his
wounds dressed by a nearby physician,
left the police station, I shook hands
with him and offered him my sympa
thies. I told him I was sorry that the
incident had happened and we de
parted evidently with the best of feel
ing for one another."
Taller was cross-examined by
Whitelaw. He declared in reply to
frequent questions that he had hit his
prisoner solely because he haft resisted
arrest. He said he never had any
trouble with Kocher before and that he
had no ill feeling against him now.
Material testimony was given by
Henry Rrunke, member of the City
Council, who w as an eye-witness to the
affair, and who had started to leave
the Courthouse yard in company w ith
Kocher. He said that Kocher had
used some improper language, but that
the policeman was too far away to
have heard these words. Talley came
after Kocher had used this language.
Rrunke said.
In describing the beating of Kocher,
Rrunke said, Talley hit him a severe
blow en top of the head and that this
blow rendered Kocher unconscious for
a minute.
When he regained consciousness he
snatched the policeman's club from his
hand, but handed it back to him with
out offering any resistance. After re
peated questions of the City Attorney,
he finally said that the first blow wsu-s
the hardest and that this one caused
Kocher to bleed profusely. After the
attack, Rrunke, Talley and several
men took Kocher to the police station.
On the way to the station, Kocher col
lapsed and had to rest for a while be
fore he was able to walk.
When they arrived at the station,
they washed Xocher's wounds and
gave him a stimulant which was pro
cured from a neighboring saloon by
Mr. Talley. Kocher was then taken
to a doctor.
Basel Pearson, a drug clerk, was
an important witness for the police
man. Pearson testified that he was
only a few feet behind Talley when the
latter started over towards Kocher.
He said he heard Kocher curse ami
used other words, just as an elderly
vvoman and a young girl passed him.
It was for this reason that Talley ap
proached and reprimanded him, Pear
son said.
He could not hear the words that
were exchanged between Talley and
Kocher, but he said he saw Kocher try
to grab the policeman's club, and that'
Talley then struck him on the head.
He could hot see any more as a crowd
flocked around the policeman and his
prisoner who had fallen to the ground.
Hugo Krin, a witness for the com
plainant, admitted that it was he who
drew up the petition to have Talley
removed from the force. He was put
through a cross-examination by the
counsel for the defendant and admit
ted he wrote the petition on request
of the complainant, but denied that he
circulated the petition.
A round of laugher went through
the room when Elam Va.-i Gilder tes
tified that he heard Kocher exclaim
that he would offer Talley .$5 if he
would take his star off and fight like
a man. This question had been asked
of several witnesses who took the
stand, before Van Gilder, but none of
them could renumber having heard
this challenge.
Van Gilder also corroborated the tes
timony of a previous witness, namely,
that several women were passing
Kocher when he used bad language.
He 'aid he was so near Kocher that
he could hear these words, and he im
mediately turned to see whether any
one had paid any attention to them.
He also related the details after the
the beating of Kocher. He said that
Talley had offered Kocher an apology
on the way to the police station; Tal
ley expressed sorrow that the incident
had occurred and asked to assist him
in any way possible. Talley declared
then that he would not prefer any
charges against Kocher.
Theodore f Henne, a disinterested
party, who knew neither the police
man nor Kocher, was another witness
for the complainant. He said he did
not hear anything that was said, as
there was too much noise around him
he could only see the policeman beat
Kocher. The latter was struck twice
as he lay prostrate on the sidewalk
around the fountain the witness said.
Previously to that he had been hit
once on the top of the head and col
lapsed from the force of the blow.
. J. J. Green testified, that "Kocher
resisted a little" after the policeman
had grabbed him from the rear and
had paid something to him. Talley
swung his club as if ready to strike,
and Kocher grabbed the policeman's
stick. Some one of the onrushing
called to the policeman to stop beating
the man an dhe did. He also said that
Kocher had used bad language in the
presence of some women who were
passing him at the time.
A few other witnesses were heard,
but their testimony was only a repeti
tion of what others had said.
After all witnesses were heard, a
short discussion was held as to wheth
er the council should decide imme
diately or defer action in the mat
ter. Everyone seemed ready for ac
tion, and Councilman Black made a
motion to go into executive session.
He was seconded by Fowler.
The members were out only five
minutes when they returned with rleir
verdict. This was announced by May
or Kage, who presided at the trial. It
was received with an applause and the
defendant received congratulations
from al! sides.
Before the hearing of the witness,
the question arose as to whether the
charge against Talley had been pre
ferred by a citizen or by the council.
The members of the council were of
the opinion, that inasmuch as they had
concurred in the petition by adopting
a resolution to try the policeman, the
charge was brought by the council.
This decision was necessary as the or
dinance states that a charge brought
by the council would require a major
ity only of the council for adoption,
-hcrcas a charge framed by a citizfr.
would have to get a two-third major
ity before it would be acknowledged by
Former Resident of Neely's
Landing Says His Wife
Was Cruel to Him.
arrested on a charge oT child and wife
abandonment. He was acquitted of
this charge when he proved that he
had always contributed to the suppoit
of his wife and children, and that she
had left him.
Mrs. Miller then filed suit for divorce
against her husband, but the case was
dismissed. Miller moved to Lotus'.
Idaho, where he has been liviag for
two years. After the divorce petit io i
iof his wife had been refused he filed
suit against her in Boise, Idaho. The
depositions taken here yesterday are
J to be used as evidence in the case.
Depositions Taken Before Vin
yard Show Wife Had Her
Spouse Arrested.
Later during the week depositions
will be taken of Mrs. Miller, who is
still living with her mother. These
also will be turned over to the civil
court in Boise.
Miller states in the petition for di-
; voice, filed in Boise City, that his w ife
I had treated him w ith extreme crucl-
tv; that she had left him without any
Tnc natnmonial and domestic dif-j ason and that she ha(1 madc fal.
Acuities of Charles B. Miller and his jehrages against him when she filed her
w ife, Carrie, formerly of Neely's Land- j petition for divorce. These false
ing, were aired yesterday afternoon charges were that he had paid atten
in depositions taken before Ben Vin- j tion to other women and had neglected
yard, notary public in the offices of i her.
H. E. Alexander, attorney for the? He also states that these charges
plaintiff. The depositions will be filed jhad inflicted unbearable mental suflVr
with the civil court in Boise, Idaho, j ing upon him. that they had hurt his
where Miller has filed a suit to divorce limitation and injured his social stand-
his wife.
I- ivo witnesses were heard, all being in his petition he rejects the charges
character witnesses. George W. Mil- 0f his wife and maintains that he had
ler of Neely's, father of the plaintiff, , always supported his w ife and family,
his brother, Oliver J of Egypt Mills even after she had left him and taken
and D. E. Scheinemann of Neely's ( the children with her, and that he had
were the w itnesses for the plaintiff, ; on numerous occasions attempted a
while Postmaster T. J. Juden and Miss j reconciliation.
Birdie May Adams, court stenograph- j The couple were married on Dec.
er, were the witnesses for the defense, j 22, 1S9S, in Pocahontas. They moved
The divorce petition filed by Miller; to Neely's Landing, where Miller en
reviews his entire troubles with h:s , gaged in business. They lived happily
wife, dating ba"ck as far as 1912, ; until Aug. 22, 1912. Mrs. Miller went
when his wife, according to the peti- ; b;u.?c to her mother's home and took
tion left him, taking with her their j her tw o children w ith her. It was
two children, Helen 13, and Alma Lu- i shortly after her return home that she.
cille 1.1. His wife returned to her j filed 'the charges of abandonment
mother, who is living in St. Louis. j api;,st her husband and th$ f ubse-
In 1912 Mrs. Miller had her husband Iquent petition for divorce.
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