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Vol. XIII Capo Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, May 5. 1911. iiAPxmsoN first SPEAKER TOmGIIT The Inter-Slate Oratorical contest which takes place at the Normal tonight promises to be the beat ever held- Cape's tal ented orator, Clyde Harbinson, will lead off in the contest. The names of the orators and subjects are as follows: V. 0. Pendorv is. Macomb, 111., -"The Convict Citizen." J. II. Spewes, Milwaukee, Wis., The Leaven of 0 p t i -mism." F. W. Davis, Cedar Falls, vlowa. "A m e r i c a and the World's Teace." C. O. Hornbaker, Emporia, Kans., "America's Mission." Clyde C. Harbinson, city, "The Conflict." Jackson Wins. The Cape High school base ball team went to Jackson, Wed nesday, to play a game with the Jackson High, to decide which team would represent the northern part of the dist.ictat the field meet here next week. .The Jackson boys won. The Protracted Meeting. On Thursday of last week the Rev. D. P. Montgomery began a protracted meeting at the First Baptist church. The meeting is progressing nicely and much good work i3 expected to be ac complished before the meeting closes. Rev. Montgomery con ducted a meeting here last summer, at which revival he had many conversions. Policeman Tells Funny Story. When the police were notified, by letter last Thursday week, to look out for a 16 year-old run away girl in this city, officer Freeman was on the job and succeeded in locating the desired one working in a Greek restaur ant, where she was employed as a waitress, near Union sta tion. The letter was from Mrs. L. Mann, of Vincennes, Ind., her mother, asking them to look out for her daughter, Myrtle Hamilton, who had leftthe home of her former husband at Ilar viel, Mo., supposed to be on her way to Vincennes but had never arrived there. With a descrip tion of the girl officer Freeman soon located her and and got up a conversation and told her an awful funny story, to which she gave vent to her feelings and opened her mouth just enough to let the officer detect a missing "nick" in her teeth, by which she was discribed. He wired the mother who arrived here last Saturday. Miss Reifs Class Entertains Mis3 Coral Rief's Sunday school class gave an entertain ment at the West End Mission, Friday night. Five girls gave the play "The American Beauty" The girls were Misses Clara Schluter, Mary Hempstead, Ruth Kelso, Helen Pemberton and Erno Lenksweiller. Refreshments were served after the play. Cape Wins. The ball game between the Christian Brothers' College, of St. Louis, and the Normals end ed 10 to 1 in favor of the latter. Phillips twirled and Collins, the old reliable, received. Thi3 is the second game the teachers have taken from the Catholics this year. The rooters for the local team were a little doubtful of the out come of this game on account of the injury of some of the players. County Court Proceeding. County court, met in regular session with all judges present. The record of the special term and the regular February term was read and signed. A warrant was ordered drawn in favor of the County Treasurer on the Railroad Re funding tax fund for $9790.00 to pay the interest on $02000.00 and to pay oft $7000.00 principal. Chas. D. Randol presents his report as Superintendent of the county farm showing pau pers on hand last report 22 ad mitted 4 total 2G; went off 6 died 1 balance on hand 19; also pre sents statement of personal prop erty on hand which reports are approved. In the matter of the Deposi tary of county funds it is order ed that the funds be divided in to four parts a3 directed by law. The bids for Depositary be ing opened are from following banks; The Peoples National Bank offers 2 1-2 percent on daily balances for one-fourth of funds; the Cape County Savings Bank olfers 2 1-2 per cent for one half and the Exchange bank offers 2 1-2 per cent for one fourth of the funds for the term of two years, all banks giving free exchange. It is ordered that the above named banks be select ed a3 the depositaries of tne county funds for the respective parts and that the Peoples Bank enter into bond in the sum of $25000.00; the Cape County Sav. ings Bank in the sum of $50000. 00 and the Jackson Exchange Bank in the sum of $25000.00 as by law directed. Accounts were presented, al lowed and warrants ordered drawn as follows: S. Albert Grocer Co. for county farm supplies $G8. 79 Bruening&Kerstner 42.40 W. A. Sander & Bro. 19.43 Cape Lime & Marble Co. 4.00 !J. C. Randol 4.00 McAtee Mercantile Co. 22.83 Joseph Kesterson whitewashing county farm buildings 20.00 Bell Telephone Co' for telephone rent 1.85 R. C. Conley labor at farm 57.00 Hugh Conley same 57.00 Chas. D. Randol for Supt. 125.00 John G. Putz, county treas urer presents warrants and scrip paid and canceled by him and asks credit for same which is examined and he is ordered to take credit on County Reven ue fund for county warrants $1 411.63. Common Pleas Court Jury script $162.70, Local Regis trars $287.25, Stenographers scrip Common Pleas Court $55.00 Circuit Court $26.33 total credits on Revenue fund $1942.91; on Railroad Refunding tax fund $9790.00; Road and Bridge fund $167.28; Road District funds $430.65; Pauper fund $45.25;! Court House and Jail funds $1 000.00 total credits $13376.09. Dramshop licence was grant ed to Hoffman and Lail, Charles Wilhelm, Kuellmer and Voges and Conrad Schade all at Jack son. Requisitions of road over seers were granted and issued to Christ Nagel $25.00, F. H. Hente $100.00, Ben C. Landgraf $50.00, Louis Lacroix $45.00, J. R. De weese $50.00, D. R. Crites $25.00, E. A. Bedwell $100.00, Henry Springer $50.00, J. F. Wilferth $50.00, Herman Ruesler $120.00. William Schuette $175.00. The resignation of John W. Hawkins as Constable of Hub ble township is presented and accepted. Otto F. Willa is appointed to the office of Constable of Hub ble township until next general election in 1912 to fill vacancy occasioned by the resignation of J. W. Hawkins. Warrants are issued to the members of the county board of equalization and witnesses, viz. M. L. Haupt $70.00, Will Hirsch $70.00, W. A. Bowers $70.00, J. F. Mc Lain $70.00, F. A. Kage $15.00. W. A. Iluters $15.00, W. F. Schade $13.90, B. F. Mey er $2.80, A. E. Feuerhahn $3.29' II. F. Ueleke $2.70. C. C. Oliver $3.10. Ed. Mavera $2.70, J. H. Miller $5.10. H. W. Ilahs $3.60, F. J. Tacke $3.80, Charles Elat tner $3.30. Lewis G. Hitt $3.00, Henry J. Brinkopf $2.70. Juliu3 Koenig $3.40, John R. Deweese $3.90, John M. Devore $3.60. Charles Sievers $70.00, Fred Goyert $70.00. It i3 ordered by the Court that a license tax be placed on all carnival shows exhibiting in Cape county at the rate of $10.00 for first day and $5.00 for each day following. Lawrence M. Shaner is ap pointed a member of the County Text-book commission for a term of two years. Dr. R. T. Henderson's re port as county farm physician i3 presented, approved and warrant is issued to him for $28.75 as qurteJey salary. Amos Schweer is exempt from road work for one year on certificate of county physician. Inquest bills allowed and or dered paid held by F. H. Nettles coroner on body of an unknown man amounting to $19.01 and on the body of Joe. Patton amount ing to $17.05 The bond of the Cape County Savings Bank in sum of $50000. 00 as depositary of one-half of the county funds is approved and filed. Dramshop license are grant ed to Joe Becker at Gordonville, W. J. Seagraves, Osterloh and Ranson, John L. Miller, Haas Brothers, Huebel and Brunk horst and R. F. Dalton of Cape Girardeau city. Accounts are presented, al lowed and warrants drawn as follows: The Brookville Bridge Co. tor bridge iron $505. 89: A. G. Landgraf bridge lumber and cement $40.25; Edw. Rueh man bridge supplies $14.28: Everett House hauling bridge iron $6.00; Streeter Clip and specialty Co. bridge material $12.00; J. II. Langston concrete abutments $220.20; H. Behymer bridge repairs $90.00; Chas. Voglesang repairs on gravel road $8.75. Chas. Wedekind same $30.10, Cha3. D. Randol same $5.00. Adam Frank same $4.35. L. L. Wishan repairs on When You Want lain! Rail! Kali! j The School Meet j PICTURES 3 LET VINCEI IT Make them. Newly Eqipped Studio Finest in Southeast Missouri 203 Broadway, Cane Girardeau, Mo Found Guilty of Murder In the c?.e of the State vs. Ike Bond, for the killing of another negro, n&mftd Lewis, in a txiol room in this city, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the third de gree, last Wednesday evening. The jury retired to decide about 5 o'clock in the afternoon and returned their verdict at 8:30. Bond escaped immediately after the murder and was captured in Chicago and brought back to this county last January by Sheriff Schade. The killing oc curred September 1, 1908. The Carnival. , The big carnival at the fair grounds is attracting large crowds every day. The proof of the merits of the shows is in the fact that those who go once are there the next night with their friends. The cars are go ing to the grounds crowded each evening with merrymakers bent on reaching the scenes of mirth and joy. The crowds have all been free from coarseness and rowdyism that is too often found at these places. A big ball is to be given at Eagle's Hall in Sturdivant Bank building, Friday May 10. Music will be furnished by Armgardt's orchestra. Card of Thanks. There has been so many to kens of Love and expressions of kindness sent to us, that we are unable to express our gratitude and appreciation of the same; concerning' the sickness and de parture of our daughter, Bertha. vv e cannot write to eaen one so we desire to send a word of thanks through this paper to our friends who enter with us in this, our bereavement. J. W. Hahn and Family. Bloomfield road $4.00. Ezra Wil son same $5.00. Western Wheel ed Scraper Co. for road supplies $2.20; The Republican station ary Highway Engineer $7.50; Dennis Scivally salary expenses and freight charges $400.82; The Austin-Western Co. warrants aggregating $181. 05. The panel of the grand jury now in session is composed of the following representative men of the county: W. F. Clip pard. R. K. Wilson, Fred Kurre, Joel Wilson, D. K. Westenhaver, J. R. Bowman, Geo. II. Barks, C. II. Maevers, N. M. Davis, R. W. McNeely, Geo. W. Miller and Chas. W. Stehr. the BEST Possible DIMES CITY COUNCIL ITET LAST flOIJDAY higiit The City Council met last niht and transacted consider able business. All members were present except J, T. Wilson, who is serving on the grand jury at Jackson. He sent a communi cation to the board withdrawing his resignation, which wa3 acted favorably upon by all the Coun cil except one, Morrison. Many petitions were pre sented, among them one, signed by nearly every citizen of South Cape, praying the Council to as sign special policemen for that section of the city. In the pe tition it was stated that South Cape is as badly in need of, and as deserving of police protection as any other part of the city. Morrison, in his argument in behalf of the petition said that what was asked wa3 just, and further said that the officers of the other parts of the city w ere practically of no use to South ! Cape, because when they do not! meet and see the coming gener refuse outright to go to that sec- ation of Souheast Missouri per tion of the city, they are so slow form in the different events. in getting there that the trouble ! is always over when they finally j 5.00 For an Idea, arrive. Councilman Haa3 op- ; The following suggestions for posed the petition and owing to the enthusiastic discussion the mayor was unable to get a satis factory expression. There was another petition from the same people asking for lights saying that in the absence of police protection they wanted better lights, and this was refer red to the water and light com mittee. Numerous other petitions were presented, asking for divers things, and were disposed of in various ways. These requests included one signed by a number of saloon men asking that the dramshop liscenses be reduced from $1000.00 to $350.00. This petition was given due attention and referred to the proper com mittee to be investigated. A request for the privelege of pro viding a "place of harmless a musement" for thu devotees of pool playing, who had no other time to play but Sunday, was referred to the judiciary com mittee. A petition of certian ladies of the town to have a scavanger appointed to clear the decaying filth and debris srom the alleys and streets, was not considered of enough importance to be re ferred to a committee. Mr. Coerver introduced a reso lution asking that the Board of Regents of the Normal School, be allowed to make certain in.- j shown; good spokcrs; home provements on certain streets ! comers ball; balloon or aero and vacant property adjacent to 'plane; parade of school children tne iNormai campus, lhis reso lution was not received very favorably by the council, and was set aside temporarily, but later in the meeting it was brought up again by Mr. Coerver who seemed determined to have some action taken on it. lie j explained that the resolution was presented at the request of the regents who wanted to make a beautiful drive just north of the Normal buildings. He stated that it was an important matter and insisted that the council give it ample consideration. The usual form of asking re dress for wrongs was not ad hered to by a woman w ho want ed a defective sewer in her vicinity repaired. She put her wishes in the form of an order of emphatic tone. Her request was complied with. Some other business transact ed by the board was: An order to the fire board to meet twelve times a year; street crossings ordered put in at various places; the dangers of the Normal sew- "DEAR OLD COLDEM SCHOOL DAYS" The high schools that will convert in this city r,c;t week will afford thw pupils cf the many Southeast high schools two day3 of recreation in the per formance of their school work during the past nine months. This annual meet is always look ed forward to by the school children as boir.g a gala day for them and will be one of the great est joys of their school days to be present and . participate in this meet.. Now since the schools are to meet here it will be the duty of every citizen of Cape Girardeau to help er.t.er- tain and see that they will not J be idle a moment as far as a 'good time is concerned. If you J have a spare room to rent make I it known as tne pupils always find it rather hard to get accom idations after the hotels are fil led. Last but not least don't forget to be present at the field amusements and attractions for the 4th annual Home-Comers-Reunion have been received by ! the execntive committee of the Lyman II. Reed, Jackson Mo., R. F. D. No 1:- Contest be tween amateur aeronauts, all Jof Cape Girardeaa County, flying home made aeroplanes. Sam Vandivort, Jackson, Mo., "Battle Royal". Mrs. P. A. M. Spear Passaic, N. J:- Prohibition parade; tem perance booth from which te;n perance literature is to be dis tributed, and temperance drir.k3 j served. Mrs. L.E. Jenkins, Frederick town, Mo:-01d Fiddlers contest; re-union of the blue and the gray; U. D. C. Walthers, the Taylor, Jackson, Mo:- 'Tub race". Mrs. J. W. Williams, Jackson, Mo; Reunions of the pioneer families of Cape Girardeau Co. W. Wheeler, Richardson. Texas;- "Something good to eat and a long toddy". Mrs. D. M. Cowan, Como, Mon tana; Old time spelling match; decorations on streets, on busi ness and dwelling houses; mounted messengers to an nounce program; display of pict ures of pioneers of Cape Girar- i deau 'good County; display of . relics: music; clean respectable and teachers. W. T. Dickey, Jackson, Mo; Industrial contests, such as sew ing flour sacks, picking chick ens; printing on old Washington hand press; brick laying: handle nuking; tying grain by hand; bottle filling; sheep shearing; wood chopping: etc. The prize of $5. fx) was not awarded at the session of the executive committee on May 2. but continued the matter until next meeting. The time for fi ling suggestions expired May.l. ers was discussed with strong intentions of an immediate remedy; the matter of the city collecting revenue from conces sions at the fair grounds was referred to the judiciary com mittee; a discussion of the coun cil to buy eleven acres from Krueger Bros, for cemetery pur poses; the removal cf the city physician from cilice. Mrs. Bud Russell of Fiuitland was in the city Wednesday.