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Vol. XIII Capo Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, Juno 2,1911. No. 30
I VETERANS OF THE WAR
AT THE STATE CAPITAL
VISIT TO THE CAPE
LITTLE RIVER DRAINAGE
CASE IS CONTINUED
STARS EREAK EVL?
V.lTil STAG ATHLETICS
VOTES RECOUNTED; I
RESULT TO COURT
St. Louis. May 29 The final
tabulation of the recounted vote
of St. Louis and St. Louis county
will go this week to the Supreme
Court from the Election Board
and County authorities. It shows
a larger proportionate tote for
Judges Brown and Kennish and
Supt. Evans than the or
iginal official count showed. The
only possible way their Demo
cratic contestants can further
stay in court is by an effort to
show that a large persentage of
the vote cast in St. Louis was il
legal. That cannot be shown,
though the Supreme Court Com
missioner can, at great expense,
examine individual voters to
ascertain whether they were
qualified to vote. That done it
must be shown for whom such
voters cast their ballots. Such
an interminable investigation
will prolong the contest and bur
den the contestecs with heavy
expense. So far the democrats
have utterly failed to show fraud
or to produce any evidence by
which to sustain a single allega
tion made in their petitions
when they filed their contest
suits. The proceedings have
been expensive to both sides,
but particularly so to the Repub
lican State Committee, which
has in hand the defense of the
Republican contestecs. Any fur
ther proceedings in these con
tests will clearly indicate the
purpose of the democrats to per
secute the elected republicans,
as they know they cannot prove
fraud or a dishonest election.
Enough evidence was produced
in the legislative and congres
sional contests and in the re
count of votes to show conclusi
vely that the election in St.
Louis was honestly conducted
and that Brown, Kennish and
Evans were elected by majori
ties much greater than those of
democratic state officials who
were accorded their offices with
out contest after the election cf
1908. The people of the state
surely will not be deceived by
the tactics of the democratic
politicians and lawyers who are
promoting the contests of Gantt,
Timmonda and Gass, democratic
state nominees who were honest
ly defeated in 1910 and who
ought to have submitted to the
will of the people instead of fol
lowing the advice of a lot of
desperate politicians who were
mad and skeptical because their
plans to poll a big vote in St.
. Loui3 through the tactics they
had always employed were frus-
. trated by the careful work of an
election board and a police de
partment sworn to prevent fraud
and to hinder election crooks
from corrupting the ballot.
The Republican State Commit
tee has never faltered in defend
ing the interests of Judges Ken
nish and Brown and Messers.
Evans and Weighman, who
were made the standard bearers
of their party by the republican
voters of the state and are en
titled to all the party can do to
sustain their titles to office.
Able attorneys have handled the
contest cases without receiving
a dollar in pay for their services,
so far, though the committee
has expended several thousands
of dollars in meeting the expen
ses incident to the contest, and
must yet expend a large sum.
To the contest fund the con
testees. though estopped from
drawing their salaries from the
State treasury, have been liberal
contributors. They cannot bear
ail of the expense of such a con
test, nor any considerable part
of it. The democratic state
committee assumed the expenses
Jefferson City, May 29. The
Capital City was honored last
week with the presence of hun
dreds of veterans who served
their State and their country
years ago in opposing, in hard
fought battles and in weary cam
paigns, the permanent dismem
berment of the Union of States.
They came as delegates aud vis
itors to the annual encampment
of the Missouri Division of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
Some of them are yet hale and
hearty in appearance, but many
show the feebleness of age. They
love each other, these old com
rades of the sixties, and they
love their country and they love
their State. It was inspiring to
see these old soldiers and patriots
together. And how they did en
joy their reunion!
Every year decimates the
ranks of the Grand Army and
makes the remnants more and
more conspicuous. Soon an old
soldier of the days of Lincoln
will be rare among the living.
They are answering the last roll
call with feeble pulse but heroic
courage and devotion. They say
farewell to each other at every
annual meeting as if doubtful of
another greeting. Some of them
are rich and comfortable, but
the majority of them are poor in
the goods of this world, living
quietly on the generous pension
of a grateful government. That
the vast majority of them are
Republicans goes without saying.
The same spirit that inspired
them to go to the front in the
war to preserve the Union im
pels them to stand in line with
the Republican statesmen who
have made that Union so glori
ous since the war. Many of the
Generals and Colonels who led
them on the battle fields have
since led them in politics. Some
of them were Democrats when
soldiers and are Democrats now,
but they arc now, as they were
then, loyal to their country and
against those of their own polit
ical faith who would make the
federal government less impor
tant in authority than state gov
ernments. They are patriots.
They stand with the many Dem
ocrats who, since the issues of
the civil war were decided, have
become ardent suDporters of a
United States government and
are ready to fight for its preser
vation. It is nataral. patriotic and
noble to hold these old men in
veneration. They were honored
at the capital of Missouri. They
were greeted with kindness and
great respect by Democrats and
Republicans alike Partisan lines
no longer divine citizens in their
treatment of the blue or the
gray. They have come together
in a spirit of soldierly magnan
imity, having obliterated the
chasm that once separated thern.
One hundred and two stu
dents will receive diplomas from
the Normal this year in the var
ious departments. The annual
senior play was given last Mon
day night. The baccalaureate
sermon was delivered Sunday
by Rev. Eugene Abbott of the
Presbyterian church of this city.
Mrs. W. C. LaPiere and Miss
Rilla Norman passed through
the city enroute to Jackson last
Monday. They had been visit
ing relatives at Bloomfield.
of the contest for Gantt, Tim
monds and Gass. Republicans
must sustain their state commit
tee in meeting the cost of de
fending their elected candidates.
VAST CROYDS ATTEND
Despite the oppressive heat of
last Tuesday, great crowds were
present to attend the unveiling
of the fountain statue and ob
serve memorial services held in
the court house park. All busi
ness houses were closed,
Governor Herbert S. Iladley
made the address of the day,
after the statue was unveiled by
Mrs. Amelia Bader, who has
been one of the principal movers
in its erection. The memorial
is the statue of an infantry sol
dier, standing 22 feet high.
The exercises tegan promptly
at 2:30 p. m., with a parade of
the G. A. R. and Sons of Vet
erans, who marched from the
home of Capt II. A. Astholz to
the city part.
The statue fountain was pre
sented to the city by Mrs. John
M. McCammon, on behalf of the
Ladies' Relief Corps. Mayor F.
A. Kage, accepted the gift on
behalf of the city in an appropri
ate address. Capt. II. A. Ast
holz voiced the appreciation of
the Justi Post G. A. A., after
which the entire audience joined
in the singing of "America".
Governor Iladley arrived on
the steamer Cape Girardeau in
the morning at 11:30 o.clock and
was escorted to the hottl by a
Rebuild the Capitol.
No taxpayer should overlook
the following important consid
erations with respect to the spe
cial election to be held on August
First. Missouri is without a
capitol in which to transact pub-:
he business and preserve public
records. This is the result of a
disastrous fire and presents a
situation that must be met by
Second. The Legislature pres
ented two plans, one of which
must be adopted, or the State be
left without a capitol for years
to come. The first of these pro
positions is the bond issue of $3,
500,000 to be voted upon August
1. If this fails, a bond issue of j
$5.00C,000 is to be voted upon in
Third. By the adoption of the
$3,500,000 proposition on August
1st the people can save $1,500,
000 and prevent two or three
years of expensive delay in the
completion of a new building.
Fourth. The amount each tax
payer will be called upon to pay
is insignificant. For instance, a
man owning a farm of the cash
value of $3,000. assessed at $1,
000, would be called upon to pay
20 cents a year for not over 13
years, with the prospect that he
would have these taxes to pay
for only 8 years, owing to the
rate of increase of the value of
taxable property in the State
from year to year, and the con
sequent increase in revenue.
The Industrial Exhibit
The Industrial Exhibit of the
public schools, held last Thurs
day and Friday in the Himmel-berger-IIarrison
building, wat a
treat to everyone who viaited
it. The pupils ushered the vis
itors over the room, showing the
work of each and every grade of
the schools and also explained
every question concerning the
work of weaving, paper cutting,
knife and bench work, cooking,
sewing, clay moulding, and who
performed in the making of all
that was on exhibition.
The work ef each pupil was
labeled with their name, thereby
making it easy for all the visit
ors to see what each pupil was
Last Tuesday Cape Girardeau
was visited by Governor Iladley,
our first Republican governor
since the civil war. He was
kept very busy during his short
stav, by admiring friends.
Arriving on the steamer Cape
Girardeau at 11:30, he was met
at the landing by the Normal
bind and a reception committee.
'In the afternoon he delivered
the principal address at the un
veiling of the statue. At 6 p. m.
a dinner was served in his honor
at the St. Charles hotel, which
was attended by prominent Re
publicans from all over Southeast
At 8:30 p. m. he made an ad
dress to the pupils of the Nor
mal at the Normal auditorium,
which was well attended.
He left Tuesday night for St.
Common Pleas Court ,
The case of C. B. Dunbar
against the Frisco railrord for
damages, resulted in favor of
Gertrude Atkins was granted
a divorce and the custody of her
children last Thursday. James
Atkins, her hnsband, refused to
contest th case after witnesses
swore he had beaten her.
The case of Steele,- Long, Pol
lock & Co., of St. Loui3, against
J. M. Devore, of Allenville, to
recover, was decided against
the St Louis firm.
The cases of the German
Ainerican Bank against J. W.
Daugherty and h i s security
were continued until next term.
The case of Rosseta C. Noenin-
ger against her sister, Rosina
Noeninger, was dropped from
The case of M. D. Wilson
against C. A. Rafter on contract
Cape County Abstract Co.,
against Addie and Mary Wilker
son was dismissed.
The report of the commission
ers, J. T. Nunn, Charles Blatt-
ner, and Henderson, of Jackson,
in the partition suit of J. C.
Goza against Ida Tilley and
others was approved by the
Several cases of the Union
Lumber company against L. B.
Houck, which was appealed from
Judge Kage's court were dimiss
ed. The case of Oscar F. Ruedin
ger against R. B. Oliver, Jr.,
The case of the P. R. Walsh
Tie and Lumber company against
the Houck railroad was continu
ed. Thoma3 G. Whitelaw was giv
en judgement of $100 against
Chas. Juden, security of the
Juden Mercantile company and
J. A. Juden personally.
A divorce was granted George
Gluckhertz from his wife, Lucy
Jane, ot the grounds of aban
donment." City Cape Girardeau against
William Woods and company
Among the number of visiting
lawyers were W. D. Hill, Abing
ton and Phillips, N. C. Whaley
and Ernest Green, of Poplar
Bluff, T. R. R. Ely. of Kennett
and Samuel Bond, of Ferryville.
In the case of E. Flynn. of St.
Louis, against the city of Cape
Girardeau for damages, was de
cided last Saturday in favor of
the city. The suit grew out of
the building of Lorimier street,
because it was necessary to make
a big cut along the front of Mr.
Flynn's property and left the
house standing above the level
of the street.
The Circuit court of IJutW
county convened at Poplar Bluff
Monday to hear the exceptions
to the report of the board of
commissioners of the Little
River Drainage Dis trict.
One of the objectors filed a de
murrer in which he raised the
question of jurisdiction of power
of the court to determine the re -
port of the commissioners.
The demurrer was argued b. a
number of attorneys for the ob
jectors, and, at the afternoon
session Judge Sheppard an
nounced that he was of the
opinion that the Butler county
Circuit court had jurisdiction of
the cause and Lf he was required
to rule now, he would overrule
the demurrer; but in view of the
fact that there is an appealed
case now pending in the Mis
souri Supreme court, which in
all probability would be decided
by that court before he had fin
ished the hearing of the objec
tions to the report, he thought it
best, especially in view of the
excessive hot weather, to take
the demurrer under advisement
aTid continue the objections un
til the next term of court.
This was a matter of regret to !
the great majority of land, own
ers in the Little River district
as they are very anxious ta see
the work of construction begin.
Wilson S. Marshal, Blodget.
Viola M. Beal, Oakridge.
Chas. Thompson, Elco, 111.
Thomas Hand, Cape.
Frank Coke, Allenville.
Thirty-nine Pupils Graduate
The graduatiug exercises of
the Eighth grade pupils of the
public school took place last Fri
day night at the Lorimier school
Thirty-nine pupils were award
ed certificates, which admits
them to the high school next
Those who received certificates
Eugene Andrews, Gordon Alli
son. Oscar Bock, Hawkins Bettin,
Raymond Beckman, Roscoe Dor
is, Howard Frissel, Dave Hpch,
Alfred Hirsch, Oscar Ilirsch,
Walter Hager, Maple Joyce, John
Kochtitzky, Willie Polack, Gus
sie Stein, Adolph Taubert, Hugo
Wilder ,Edna Boyce, Marion Ellis,
Eunice Fehringer, Myrtle Fritch
ett, Hazel Gangle, Ethel Grimes.
Vera Hanney, Esther Harnea.
Helen ' Hines, Jessie Hutson,
Clarie Kassel, Marie Macke,
Frankie McNeely, Nellie Mc
Clain. Anita Rodenmayer, Edith
Ruch, Ida Stausing, Clara Urn
beck, Alma Umbeck, Grace Vai
ner, Ruth Waklron, Hilda Fish
er. Died of Senility
Mrs. Dura Stack, aged 71, died
Thursday of last week at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Henri
etta Hunze, after an illness of
two months' duration. Mrs.
Stack was born in Germany and
came to this city when but a
' She leaves two orothers, George
and Julius Meyer, two well
known farmers of Randol town
ship, and three children, Tony
Straok, Henry Osenkopf and Mrs.
Rosena Strack. The latter two
live in Oklahoma.
Funeral services wore held last
Friday at the home of her sister.
Mrs. Hunzoi thence to the old
city cemetery, where the remains
were laid to rest.
The Stag Athletic, a St. Louis
aggregation, came to town laf-t
Saturday for two jramcs with
the local team, phyi-g: Saturday
Saturday's came was witness
ed by a very small and not very
enthusiastic crowd, as the visi
tors simply walked awav with
the game, winning 7-0.
Sunday's game was just the
reverse cf the first day '3 game,
the home boys showing no mercy,
to visiting pitchers, and after one
of the slowest games ever play
ed on the local diamond won
The Mass Meeting
On Thursday of last wee krep
resentatives from all over the
county were present to partici
pate in the mass meeting of the
citizens to discuss the St. Louis
Hot Springs road proposition.
According to the men who advo
cate this big road, there are
three practical routes through
I. R. Kelso was chosen chair
man and Arthur Bowman secre
tary of the meeting. After much
discussion on the part cf the
advocates of the different routes.
it was decided to appoint a com
mittee whose duty would be to
confer with the citizens of their
localities to ascertain what stand
they would take in the matter
snd to report at the meeting in
June. The following were ap
pointed on the committee: John
A. Snider, Jackson; Wash Miller.
Oak Ridge; A. J. Vogel, New
Wells; Martin Winter. Fruitland;
Dewitt Thompson, of Pocahon
tas; IL H. Hinton, Allenville;
Dr. Chostner. Dutchtovvn; Dr.
Schoen, Appleton; Dr. Morgan,
Shawneetown; M. D. Wilson'.
Cape Girardeau and D. M. Sci
vally, county enginec.
Drummers Drink Coa! Oil
Coal oil and water was the
drummers choice drink at Dex
ter last week, and many of the
travelers, declaring "they hadn't
had the crouo since babyhood,"
promptly left for Poplar Bluff,
where they were not so particu
lar. From the best reports we have
it that the drummers went from
St Louis on a special train, car
rying two car loads of liquid re
freshments to be used, so the
drummers say. as a health re
storer for those who were brok
en down by the hard work of
last year. But as soon as they
arrived in Dexter they were
asked to remove the two cars
and then the kicking began.
However, the curs, with a gooj
ly portion of the drummers, were
transferred to Popular Bluff,
where they finished their cele
On the streets of Dexter lare
barrels of water were , stationed
around to relieve the thirst of
of the thirsty, and in with the
water was a large portion of
The drummers will meet next
year at Farmington.
Th School Play.
The eighth grade pupils of the
public school presented the play
entitled '"The Gettysburg Spv
last week at the Grar.d theatre
before a large and appreciative
me faculty Medal
Miss Jettie Rutledge, of Ste
Genevieve. won the faculty medal
at the Normal last Saturday
afternoon. The four contestants
were: Misses Iris Armstrong
Jettie Rutledge, Grace Brack
fcaum and Gladys Pemlrton.