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Jir III II I li i! u A,-a, It h, vv. AV I ii I i! Ii m h . h -, A" i i ,n TKJ PEOPLE'S PAPER It tlttTi p'eti fl th pcpit put at I! How, imx 1 !he fep'i M tf t!, tut aavw m tM poopl il tht tlm su:::s!ptic.i pk::e, $?.C3 a tea, in A:Yt:$ Vol. XIII Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, August 18. 1911. No. 41 Council Proceeding The Council met pursuant to adjournment, Hon. F. A. Kage, Mayor, presiding, with Council men Coerver, Flentge, Unas, Mocder, WiUmof and Wilson present; absent: Medley and Morrison. The Judiciary Committee's re port, presenting various ordi nances prepared by the City Counselor as Amended Ordinan ces, was read, and, on motion of Mr. Wilson said report was re ceived and ordered filed, and the recommendation of the said com mittee to pass said ordinances at thi3 meeting concurred in. Proposed Ordinance entitled: "An Ordinance to Amend Ordi nance No. 905, being an ordi nance providing for the levy and collection of a license tax upon motor vehicles, and to regulate the running of the same within the city limits, by adding the words "And the plate conspicu ously displayed upon such vehic le" so that such section shall read as follows: He it ordained by the Council of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as follows: Section 5. License plate to be displayed on vehicle. The collector shall deliver to i the owner a metal plate contain-1 ing a number corresponding with the number assigned said motor vehicle by the City Clerk provided in Section 3, which plate shall be inscribed as fol lows: "Cape Girardeau Licens ed Vehicle, 19.... to 19 No ". Which blanks shall be filled with the proper date and num ber, and the plate conspicuously displayed upon such vehicle," which ordinance was take up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Wilson it was read for the second time, and on motion of Mr. Flentge, it was read for the third time, its final reading. Mr. Wilson moved to pass and adopt said ordinance, said mo tion being carried the roll was called, the vote on its passage and adoption resulting: Ayes Coerver, Flentge; Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson, 6. Nays 0. Absent Medley, Morrison, 2. The mayor accordingly declar - ed said ordinance duly passed, jurements, and providing for the signed the same both as to its appointment of City Weigher passage and approval, and it was : and for other weighers to per registered as Ordinance No. 973 ! form the duties of Weigher, and and filed. ; providing penalties." was taken Proposed ordinance, entitled: !up and read for the first time. "An Ordinance to Amend Ordi-; On motion of Mr. Haas, said nance JNo. i)ol, establishing a Police Court, providing for the election of a Police Judge, pro-' scribing his qualifications andj duties, fixing his compensation! and the jurisdiction of the court, i and prescribing rules and regutations governing1 the proceedings therein, by re-, pealing Section 11 and enacting a new section in lieu thereof, was taken up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Haas it was read for the second time, and on motion of Mr. Wilson, it was read for the third time, its final reading. Mr. Flentge moved to adopt and pass said ordinance, which motion prevailed and the roll was called, the vote on passage and adoption resulting: Ayes: Coerver, Flentge, Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson 6. Nays: None. Absent: Medley and Morrison. The Mayor accordingly de clared said ordinance duly pass ed, signed the same both as to its passage and approval, and it was registered as Ordinance No. 974 and filed. Proposed Ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance to amend Ordi nance No. 968, being "An Ordi nance to license, tax and regu late sundry businesses, imple ments, amusements' public buildings, halls and grounds and vehicles, and to repeal Ordi nance No. 974, Etc., by repeal ing section 107 and 108 and enacting new sections to be numbered 107 and 108," was taken up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Wilson, it was read for the second time, and on motion of Mr. Flentge, it was read for the third time, its ordinance a second time, it bo final reading. - ing read, Mr. Flentge's motion Mr. Wilson moved to pass and prevailing, it was read for the adopt said ordinance, which mo- third time, its final reading, tion prevailed and the roll was! Mr. Wihon moved to pass and called, the vote on its passage adopt said ordinance, the motion and adoption resulting: Ayes: being carried, the roll was called Coerver, Flentge, Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson 6. Nays: None. Absent Medley and Mor rison. The Mayor accordingly declar ed said ordinance duly passed, signed the same as to its passage and approval, and it was regis tered as Ordinance No. 975, and' filed. Proposed Ordinance, entitled; "An Ordinance for the Imprison ment of Federal Prisoners in the City Jail," was taken up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Flentge, it was read for the second time, and on motion of Mr. Haas, it was read for the third tima, its final reading. Mr. Wilson moved to pass and adpt said ordinance, which mo tion was duly carried and the roll was called, the vote on its passage and adoption resulted as follows: Ayes; Coerver, Flentge, Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson G. Nays: None. Absent: Medley and .Morrison. The mayor accordingly declar ed said ordinance duly passed, signed the same as to its passage and approval, and it was regis tered as Ordinance No. 97G, and filed. Proposed Amended ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance pro viding for the taxation and reg istration of dogs," was taken up and read for the fivst time. On motion of Mr. Wilson, it was read for the second time, and, on motion of Mr. Wilson it was read for the third time, its1 final reading. Mr. Coerver moved to adopt said ordinance, the motion pre vailing the roll was called and the vote on its passage and adop tion resulted as follows: Ayes Coerver. Flentge, Haas. Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson, 6. Absent 0. Absent Medley, Morrison. 2. The Mayor accordingly declar ed said ordinance duly passed, signed the same as to its passage and approval, and it was regis tered as Ordinance No. 977, and filed. Proposed Amended Ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance estab lishing the office of City Weigh- er, and defining the duties there- of, adopting weights and meas- ordinance was read for the sec ond time, and, on motion ot Mr. Moeder, it w a s read for the third time, its final reading. Mr. Coerver moved to adopt and pass said ordinance, the mo tion oeing carried, tne roil was called and the vote on its pass- age and adoption resulted as l'ol- iows; Ayes -Coerver, Flentge, Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor. 5, Nays 0. Absent - M e d 1 e y . Morrison, Wilson 3. The Mayor declared said ordi nance duly passed, signed the same both as to its passage and approval, and it was registered as ordinance No. 978, and filed. Proposed Amended ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance regu lating fees of certain officers and persons and the taxation of costs in misdemeanor cases," was tak en up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Flentge it was read for the second time, and, on motion of Mr. Haas, it was read for the third time, its final reading. Mr. Haas moved to pass and adopt said ordinance, the motion prevailing, the roll was called, the vote on its passaged and adoption resulting: Ayes Coerver, Flentge, Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor, 5. Nays 0. Absent Medley, Morrison, Wil son, 3. The Mayor declared said ordi nance duly passed, signed the same as to its passage and ap proval, and it was registered as Ordinance No. 979 and filed. Proposed Amended ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance to pro hibit stock from running at at large," was taken up and read for the first time. Mr. Wilson moved to read said the vote on its passage and adoption resulted as follows: Ayes Coerver, Flentge, Haas. Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson, 6. Nays 0. Absent Medley, Mor rison. The Mayor declared said ordi nance duly passed, signed the same as to its passage and approv al, and it was registered as ordi nance No. 980 and filed. Proposed Amended ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance entit led: "An Ordinance providing for placing street signs at the intersection of streets and for numbering houses in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and repealing Ordinance No. 644," was taken up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Wilson, said ordinance was read for the sec ond time, and on motion of Mr. Haas, it was read for the third time, its final reading. Mr. Wilson moved to pass and adopt said ordinance, the motion being carried, the roll was called and the vote on its passage and adoption resulting: Ayes Flentge, Haas, Moeder, Wittrnor, Wilson. 6. Nays 0. Absent Medley, and Morrison, 2. The Mayor declared said ordi nance duly passed, signed the same as to its passage and ap proval, and it was registered as Ordinance No. 981, and filed. Proposed Amended Ordinance, entitled: "An Ordinance estab lishing and regulating cemeter ies and prescribing the duties of City Sextion, wa3 taken up and read for the first time. On motion of Mr. Coerver, duly carried, said ordinance was referred back to the City Coun selor for correction and amend ment, and further reading de ferred. The city clerk announced the approval of Ordinance No. 908, passed on August 7th, by the Mayor, on August 14th, 1911. The Council then adjourned till the next regular meeting. Attest: Chris F. Betten. City Clerk. ORDINANCE NO. 972. AN ORDINANCE to Amend Ordinance No. 954. providing for the Appointment of a City Clerk, and prescribing his quali fications, duties and compensa tion by adding a new Section, Numbered 10, as follows: BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CAPE GIRARDEAU. M I S- jSOURI. AS FOLLOWS: j Section 10. That the City Clerk I shall be in attendance at and re 5 main in his ollice in the dis charge of the duties thereof and wait upon all persons having business with him during the following hours, to-wit: From 8:30 A. M. until 12:00 O'Clock noon, and from 1:30 P. M. until 5:00 P. M. of each day except Sunday. Passed this 7th day of August, 1911. F. A. KAGE, Trosiding officer of the Council Approved, this 7th day o f August, 1911. F. A. KAGE, Mayor. Seal Attest: CHRIS F. BETTEN. City Clerk. Robbers Visit Neelys Robbers visited the warehouse of Russell Brothers' at Neely's Landing Monday night and car ried off fifteen dollars worth of carpenters tools and broke open several cases of merchandise and helped themselves. The rob bery was not discovered until early Tuesday morning when Hines Russell went to open the warehouse preparatory to go to work. The robbers have not been apprehended yet. James Davenport of Appkton was operated on at the hospital Tuesday. He will be able to be out in about three weeks. Chas. McLain passed through the city Wednesday, enroute to Sappington, Mo., where he has accepted a position as school l teacher. A letter from Kennett. A letter from E. Schilling and wife of Kennett denying the re port that they dragged their son from the Pentecost meeting. They write they (went to the meeting and persuLded the boy to leave with them, but did not punish him as they should have done. The letter reads: It would do no good, for these people have got a strong power worked up on him; what ever it is, but you never can make me believe it is the Almighty's work. The poor boy is to be pitied; it is .simply killing us. Of course he was mad when we made him leave and was very boister ious. He is the one that has been abusing us for he was a truthful boy before h e was dragged into this by their pow er. Now he is ruined; you can call it religion if you want to but we don't. Our boy is with these people now but I can't say how long he will be with them as they are causing lots of trou ble and breaking up homes, as well as breaking hearts. My boy was good before he met these Pentecost leaders but now he never comes home. We dont at tend these meetings for we have too much sense to let them drag us around; wallow us like hogs; and bite our tongue like one hav ing a fit. When we want to get our boy from there we will get him and no one will stop him. This is the truth. The boys par ents." E. Schilling and wife. Summer Term Ended. Last Friday night the summer term of the Normal ended with its usual exercises. President Dearmont and W. W. Martin de livered addresses suitable to the occasion. Owing t o the hot weather the exercises were held in the open air. Diplomas were presented to sixteen young men and women who have completed the advanced professional course; and elementary certificates to sixty-nine. The enrollment for the summer term had been four hundred and forty-three, the to tal number of graduates being eighty-five, of whom fifteen took the advanced term. Thanksgiving Fifth Thursday President Taft will designate Thursday, November 30, a s Thanksgiving day this year. It always has been the custom to fix the last Thursday in the month. This year there has been some doubt because November hap pened to include five instead of four Thursdays. The White House has been besieged b y theatrical managers and those in charge of college foot ball games to settle this doubt, so that defi nate arrangements could b e made for the usual array of special performances and sports that mark the day. NATIONAL GUARD General Rumbold has been a very busy man for several weeks. The whole force at the State Armory has been working hard. The unusual activity is due to the fact that the entire National Guard of Missouri is to report to the Commanding General in camp at the rifle range near Ne vada, August 20th, where they will remain in a camp of instruc tion for ten days. The move ment of more than 2,(XX men, with all equipment, is no small job. Governor Iladley will visit the camp August 26, for the an nual review. Editor Kies of the Jackson Items, transacted business here Tuesday. Negro Brought Here J Charley Smith, a seventeen. year old colored boy, w a jbrought to, this city from Poplar against, as shown by the official j Blu.T last Saturday night for safe ; canvass conducted by the Secre i keeping. The negro is charged tary of State, with knowing something of the J These cfmties failed to give mysterious death of Henry Lit-j the necessary two-thirds: Par- tie, aged nine years, jton, Camden, tape Girardeau, The body of the Little, boy was garter. Cass, Dade, Dallas. Dent, found in Plack river after the ' Johnson. Laclede, Lewis. Lin blood hounds were placed on his coin, Marion. Morgan. Phelps. trail. After the river was drag- Pulaski. Reynolds, St. Francois. Iged and the body was found the Shannon. Texas, Vernon, Wayne, doctors discovered that the boy's right. ,'neck v.as broken and that his: It required a two-thirds ma jbody was bruised in several jority to carry the proposition, 'other places.' ! hence 90,93'. was sufficient, and J The negro tells several differ-, 'the proposition then has carried ent stories concerning the boy's j by 53.728 votes more than the disappearance. After the boy ; necessay mijority. The propo- was missed from his home some j sition thus got through with bet i time the officers learned that the t--r than ?, to 1. : lad was last seen with the negro i Ion the river bank. The negro: The Big Ke-Union. .denied it. The blood hounds; The Fourth Annual Home iraeKu me wmie uoy to "ie , Comers Re-Union held at Jack swimming pool and refused to:9nn wna 0 . t. j trail any further. When the ; body was taken from the river ;uieiii0 saiu ne haw mm ;under the third time. Before iinat ne stouuy denied raving; ' u : stui i mi. , tjvje3 were enj0yed by thousands Sentiment was running so;of people who came far and wide jh.gh that the authorities deemed ;tomjnglewith friend, of il oesi 10 oring me prisoners to this city for safe keeping. Phy - sieians who held a poa.t-mortem las Friday at Poplar Bluff testi - fied that the boy was dead before IV. ! 1 - .1. I . ' LA-O J'ICII. Li 111 111V. w a L CI do l hi3 lungs we'-e filled with air, not water. The verdict of the jury which , mu ji itS n t.gdi.uu iuon - day reads as follows: e uie jury, iinu u$ai rienry 1 I Little came to his death by hav-! I ing his neck broken from a blow and latter his body was put in! the river to conceal a crime and 1 i we recommend that Charles Smith be held for further inves tigation. Court Proceedings ( Tuesday, August 15. 1911. 1 County court was m session from this county when a few of i Tuesday with Judges Haupt. these old residents would happen Seivers, Hirsch and on the bench, together. j Several road cases were taken One of the disappointing fea ; up and a few saloon licenses is-; tures of the week was the fail ' sued, and other matters attended Ure of the Cape people to make : to. ' good on the big auto parade. A j The petition of Jas. W. Adams , parade of eighteen autos. how- for a private road was heard and lever, was given. Most of the ! favorably acted upon, a commis-;autos were from Jackson. It I sion composed of F. B. Meyer. was advertised that Cape would I Hy. Englemann and L. M. Beam ,' furnish a hundred automobiles j being appointed to assess dam-: in parade on Cape day. !aRes- ! The Patterson Carnival com- County Commissioner Scivally pany was well pleased with its having made his report a change in public road petitioned for by A. E. Poinsett was granted. A new road petitioned for by Mary Cochran, J. E. Grader et al, re - ported on by the highway engi- neer was granted. Abstract of vote of the special i election on the capital bond is-1 sue was presented and the Judges and clerks of the election were allowed $1.50 each for serv ing, as were the rent accounts and the constable fees. Dram shop license were grant ek to John Herbst, R. C. Berry and W. H. Seehausen, all of the Cape. Left for Nevada The detail for the 6th regi-lyet. merit National Guard left Cape Girardeau Wednesday, under the command of Captain IL W. Bridges for the government ritle range at Nevada, Mo., to have the camp in readiness for the regiment when it arrives on the morning of the 20th. The detail consisted of four men from each company and wore routed, via. St. Louis over the Frisco. The entire National Guard will t u i rn mr, frnm fht 'VHK f f Vi -own. 53,78 to Soare The new capitol bondj receiv- sled 141,031 votes to 45.403 ; best reunion3 ever attempteii by jthe as30ciation. To say the re. I union was a decided ; nnfHncr u n,i success, is For five long days the festivi- nrl tn SP(1 th. nn,;nf. jof Jackson and to visit the sur. ending cemetries where the 1 asg is f over the ashe3 lofinvpj tn af PMM l w- " v'k J-'"- ago. People from all four corners of the United States and some from distant land3 were in attendance ;and congregated with friends of ! the childhood days. At this reunion grey-haired men and women were conspicu ous, some conversing about the pioneer days of the county while others were telling stories o f their adventures during the days of the Civil war and their rush to the west during the gold fever' times. Great crowds would con gregate around some of the old soldiers and pioneer citizens ; patronage and the people were 'pleased with the shows. The shows were all good and void of rowdyism and graf- tersthat generally follow such j traveling organizations. New Teachers Chosen Fred IL Doeden of Illinois has been selected to succeed Prof. Y. W. Martin as superin tendent of the training schoo work at the Normal. Miss Marie Chapin has been chosen to have charge of the do mestic science department. Miss Chapin come3 from Oberlin, O. Successors to Miss Fulton and Dr. Game, who recently re signed, have not been chosen i Merchant Bankrupt Daniel Maurer, a butcher and retail liquor dealer of this city, filed a voluntary petition o f bankruptcy in the United States district court at St. Louis Fri day. He listed his liabilities at $1288.51 and his assets at $229. Henry Gockel and wife o f Jackson, were in the city Tuesday.