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Capo Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, April 14. 1911.
No. 22
tor Lo:m issue
Postmaster Hildebrand, of
Hildebrand was a Cape visitor
Monday and while here he called
our attention to the fact that
the Herald should issue a defy
to any paper in the country to
produce a record equal to the
one held by the Herald at hi3
postoffice. We have a list of
thirty-six subscribers at that
place (which represents nearly
the entire voting strength of the
town) and eleven of them bear
the name of the postoifice
Hildebrand. They are as fol
lows: D. C. Hildebrand, Jos. I.
Hildebrand. Elam D. Hildebrand.
Martin Hildebrand, Anton Hilde
brand. D. D. Hildebrand, Ira
Hildebrand. H. A. II. Hilde
brand. Marion Hildebrand, Jos
ephHildebrand and George M.
It would possibly be an easy
matter to find an equal number
of Smiths or Joneses in a large
city but we cannot conceive of
any place in the country where
a newspaper circulating in ' a
town the size of Hildebrand
could produce a like number of
persons of the same name on
their list.
The Hildebrand family is one
of the pioneer families of the
county and is highly respected
and prosperous.
In pursuance of the action of
the tity council, at its meeting
held on Tuesday, April 11th, 1911
I Frederick A Kage, Mayor of
the City of Cape Girardeau, Mis
souri, do
the week commencing Monday,
April 17th, 1911, to be known as
Purgation Week, to the end that
during said week, and beginning
on the first day thereof, t he
ficials and all good citizens of
said city may jointly engage in
the cleaning up of all public
thoroughfares and private prem
ises, for the betterment of pub
i ic. health.
Ample facilities for the prompt
removal of all dirt and rubbish
collected and piled in convenient
ly accessible heaps and places
will be furnished by the city of
ficials, and all the inhabitants of
the city are urged to lend their
hearty co-operation to make the
movement a thorough success.
In Testimony Whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the seal of said city to be affixed
hereto, this 12th day of April,
Mayor. City of Cape Girardeau.
City Clerk.
To the Golden West
Mrs. W. W. Durham and child
ren left Saturday for Los Gratos,
Cali. , to join Mr. Durham, who
preceded them a few weeks ago.
Their new home is near San
Miss Maude Medley has ac
cepted a position as teacher in
the public school. She will take
the place of Miss Beth Durham,
who has moved to California.
George Green left Sun
day for Fairfield, Iowa, in re
sponse to a te'.efcram announcing
the death of a coiisin. which oc
curred Saturday.
Attorney Ftil'.bright of Doni
phan is here
attending Federal
Lar.t Monday morning the
spring term of the Federal court
convened here with Judge Dyer
at the helm. Many witnesses
and petit jurors from the lower
counties were in attendance.
Many witnesses from Stoddard
county were here to testify in
the case of a man named Beam
who used the mails to defraud
a number of St. Louis firms.
Beam pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to the penitentiary for
2 years.
The Federal grand jury finish
ed its work Tuesday afternoon.
Among the indictmenu turned
in were ones against the C. G.
& Thebes railway officials.
The officials indicted were:
President Giboney Houck. Supt.
Ralph Schulz, and Roadmaster
Wm. Erby. They gave bond for
their appearance at the next
term of court.
Former postmaster Matthews
of Steele was sentenced to nine
months in the city jail for tam
pering with the mails.
The following bankrupt cases
were dismissed: Wm. 0. Har-
key, of Portageville; W. R.
Vowles, L. II. Tobler, Cape Gi
rardeau; J. M. Logsdon and A.
H. Logsden. Morehouse; E. E.
West, W. I. Hooper, E. G. Dean
and J. Thompson.
The C. G. & Thebes railroad
lost its damage suit against the
government levee contractors
Tuesday. The company had
sued for $10,000 damages for in
damaging and interrupting the
road. The court held that the
right-away had been condemed
ed across the road. An appeal
will be taken.
The Grand jury called were
j composed of the following men:
Robert Vogelsang. W. W. Hin
chey, W. II. Huters. Cape; Hy.
Gockel, Jackson; Chas. Hamil
ton, Poplar Bluff; Peter Schoen,
of-iwew Hamburg; John Hunter,
Morley. R. C. Matthews, C. P.
i McCoy. Sikeston, Robert Paulus.
Greenville;. W. G. Petty, A
Riggs, Kennett; Sam Lee, Pied
mont; E. E. Bingham, Fred
Kalterbach. Fred Browning,
Leaves the Holiness Church
Reverend W. W. Strother, who
for several years has been the
head of the Holiness Church and
Colony, at Des Arc, Iron county.
Missouri, was ordained a minis
ter of the Methodist church by
West Plains District Conference
in session at Piedmont last
The Reverend Mr. Strother,
who is also a carpenter by trade,
succeeded during the three years
he was affiliated with the Holi
ness Church in building a mag
nificent college and a suburban
town, doing the contracting and
building himself.
The little town is located on a
hill above Des Arc and is said to
be one of the most beautiful
spots in the Ozarks. Some two
or three months ago the church
divided and an effort was made
to oust the Reverend Mr. Stroth
er. The trouble of the two fac
tions was settled by the Rev.
Mr. Strother being admitted to
the Methodist ministry.
Rev. II. N. McKee and wife
left last Friday afternoon for
their future home in California.
The town, Eureka, where they
will reside is a city of about
12,000 and is eighty miles from
a railroad.
Rev. A. M. Ross is conducting
revival meeting at Whitewater.
The beautiful fountain statue
erected by the Ladies' Relief
Corps of this city last fall, ia to
be unveiled on Decoration Day,
(Tuesday, May 30.) The statu
stands near the west entrance of
the court house' yard and the
unveiling ceremony is being
looked forward to with much in
terest. The idea of the fountain wa3
conceived by the ladies and all
funds used in the erection were
secured through their efforts.
The statue will not only perpet
uate the memory of the dead
heroes of the sixties but will be
a lasting monument to the ener
gy of the ladies.
Morman Missionaries Tabooed
Six Mormon, preachers who
had been distributing literature
at Advance and in the surround
ing territory were ordered to
discontinue same by the town
board on account of the serious
objections of the citizens.
The Mormon3 boarded a train
and left town just in time to es
cape a bombardment with eggs
as ammunition.
The Herald one dollar a year.
Controls the Red Estate
Bargains in Cape Girardeau
Good Rental Property, Choice Build
ing Lots and Cape Girardeau Farm
Lands for sale or trade. Here are
a few bargains:
Three new cottages, renting for
$33.00 per month; price. .$3,100.
Six room cottage, renting for
$12.50 per month. Price. . .$1250
Five room cottage renting for
$10.00 per month; price. . . .$1000
Five acre truck and poultry
farm, 2 1-2 miles from city, six
room house; price $.000
21 acre truck farm, house, barn,
erchard and berries only half
from city; all dirt and no rocks.
Price -. $1600.
Have many more to offer. Also will
trade for property anywhere in Cape Gi
rardeau County. If you have anything
to trade or sell, write me.
Room 19 Houck Building,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Frederick A. Rase was install
ed in thu office of Mayor at a
meeting of the Conncil Tuesday
niht, as were also the new al
dermen and other city officers.
W. II. Cocrver was elected pres
ident pro tern of the council by
acclamation. John Macke was
elected to the police force in
stead of William C. Stevens.
Mayor Kag made a few re
marks relative to what he intend
ed doing during his incumbency
as mayor. He stated that he was
in favor of street improvements
but that it would conform with
the desire of the parties in the
locality where the work was to
be done.
We predict a success! ul ad
ministration for Mr. Kage.
Broke Both Arms.
Harvey Hooper, a Frisco line
mae, had the misfortune to get
both of his arms broke last Mon
day. He was working on a pole
fixing wires when the pole broke
off at the bottom causing him to
fall. He was found two hours
later by a section crew still un
Ihe accident occurred near
The Southeast Missouri Ath
letic and Oratorical Association
will hold its uixth annual meet
at Cape Girardeau May 12 and
13, 1911. The meet is open for
the boys and girls in all the high
schools in the third Normal
school district.
The athletic events for the
boys will be as follows: 100 hun
dred yard dash, 880 yard run,
220 yard, hurdles, 440 yard run,
mile run, 1-2 mile relay, 12
pound shot, 12 pound hammer,
discus throw, running broad
jump, running high jump, pole
vault, 410 yard relay.
Bronze medals of various
colors will be given to winners
of events in first, second and
third prizes to corresponding
athletic events. Ribbons will
be given to winners of fourth
and fifth places.
A gold medal will be awarded
the winner of any event, pro
viding he breaks the existing
record. Several other prizes
will be awarded in the various
In addition to the athletic
meet there is also a declamatory
contest for boys and girls. Offi
cial gold medals will be awarded
tfce winners of the first place
in both the boys' and girls' con
tests. To the winners of sec
ond and third places in both the
boys' and girls' contests there
will he awarded neat gold pins.
Badges of honor will be given
the five other persons on the
final contest for both . the boys
and girls. An invitation i3 ex
tended to the friends of educa
tion throughout the third Nor
mal district to be present.
For further information please
address E. M. Carter, Business
Manager, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Childhood Sweethearts Wed
The marriage last Thursday of
I John Franklin Carmack of No.
5031 Raymond avenue to Miss
Iska Whitelaw of this city was
the culmination of a school ro
mance, when Mr. Carmack and
Miss Whitelaw were sweethearts.
Miss Whitelaw is the daughter
of former Mayor Rodney II.
Whitelaw and a descendant of
Don Louis Lorimier, the founder
of Cape Girardeau.
Mr. Carmack is engaged in
the insurance business.
The ceremony was performed
by the Reverend E. F. Abbott of
ithe First Presbyterian church.
The attendants were Misses
Hazel Harrison, Nettie Shelton
and June Hynson of New Or-
! leans. George Logan of St.
Louis acted as best man.
j Among the St. Louisans in
iattandance were: Mrs. Bettie
Carmack.the bridegroom's moth
er; Edward A. ' Carmack, his
brother, and Miss Catherine Lo
gan, Miss Emily Logan, Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Ferguson and Miss
Elizabeth Donaldson.
Mr. and Mrs. Carmack will
reside in St. Louis.
Orator of Neely's Landing
J. W. Oliver of Neely's Land
ing will be one of Missour's ora
tors in the Missouri-Texas de
bate to be held at Austin, Texas,
April 20. The question for de
bate will be: "Resolved, That
the Principle of,Free Raw Mater
ials in Our Tariff Schedule Would
be for the Best Interests of the
Missouri has chosen the nega
tive side.
Mrs. W. II. Miller returned
Friday from Hot Springs, Ark.
At a meeting of the school
board last Friday afternoon Dr.
G. B. Schulz was elected presi
dent and Dr. F. II. Nettles was
elected vice-president of the
board for the ensuing year.
The board also called a special
election to be held Tuesday,
April 25, to vote on the proposi
tion of bonding the district for
$20,000 to be used in the erec
tion of a school building in the
northern part of the city, known
as Donneybrook, and for the
improvement of ether school
The proposition wa3 submitted
at the election Tuesday, April 4.
but failed in the two-third3 ma
jority necessary to its adoption .
by only 35 votes. The school ia
badly needed and being submit
ted separately, with nothing to
detract attention from it as wa3
the case when submitted before,
should, be adopted by a hand
some majority.
Golden Wedding Celebrated
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neu
meyer. old residents of this
county, celebrated their golden
wedding last week, being at
tended by their eleven children,
each of whom geve the parents
a $5 gold piece. The children
are all Methodists, two of them
being ministers.
Alleged Lyncher Freed
The case against Jesse S.
White for first degree murder
was settled in the Circuit Court
at Charleston, Mississippi coun
ty, Friday, when Judge C B.
Farris sustained defendant's de
murrer to the indictment.
This is the first of the ca3e
growing out of the double lynch
ing of the negro murderers in
that city last July, following1
which four indictment3 for mur
der and seven for unlawful as
sembly were returned by a spec
ial grand jury, which Judge II.
C. Riley had called to investi
gate the matter.
Sam Field and Bob Coleman,
the negroes, were charged with
the murder of William Fox, a
wealthy white farmer, and short
work was made of the men when
entrance was effected into the
jail by the use of a battering
The first negro wa3 drawn up
to the limb of a tree in the court
house yard opposite the jail, and
the second negro was taken
across town and and down into
the negro section of the city,
and there strung up to a rail
mad sign post.
Great interest prevailed dur
ing the trial of White and the
terminatifn of the case bids fair
to have an important bearing on
the cases yet to be heard. Pub
lic sympathy is decidedly in fa
vor of the accused men.
Stork Leaves Two Twice
Officer Jeff Hutson, of the po
lice force, ia the proud father of
twin boys, since April 5th. This
is the second pair of twins th
stork has left at the home of
Mr. Hutson during the pat
eleven years.
The mother and'young ' 'guard
ians or the .peace are doiny
Sold Twenty-five Mules
Gus Wolf, manager of the new
sale stable in Haarig, sold twenty-five
mules at Jackson, Mon
day. He writes us he will be
here the last of the week and
will be ready for.business. Mr.
Wolff handles nothing but the
best stock and if you contem
plate buying give him a call bo-"
fore going elsewhere.

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