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ft i i u T" 15 t 4 4 1 i i f. ... . ..ItftSBf, V. tfi, G THE PECPIE'S PAPER "SUCCESS COKES TO THOSE WIN) CO OUT AND GCT IT" SUSSCR5PTI3S PRICE, S1.C3 A YEAS. 13 WiXZl Vol. XIII Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, September 20, 1911. No. 47 pa As They Used to Appear Backward, turn backward, oh, Time in your flight And give us a maiden d res sod proper and right. We are so weary of switches and rats, Billy Burke clusters and peach basket hats, 1 - , Wads of jute hair in a horrible pile, Stacked on their heads to the height of a mile. Something is wrong with the maidens, we fear; Give us the girls as they used to appear. Give the girlies we once knew of yore, Whose curls didn't come from a hair dressing store. Maidens who dressed with a sensible view, And just as Dame Nature intend ed them to. Give us a girl with a figure her own, And fashioned divinely" by na ture alone. Feminine styles getting fiercer each year Oh, give us the girls as they used to appear. Sterling (Kan.) Journal. Southeast Missouri's Opportunity. Corn thi3 year in most of the corn states i3 a scarce article. Good show corn is more scarce. It is scarce even in Missouri. Three-fourths of the state will find it hard to measure up to a half crop. But the other fourth for the most part has a full corn crop; and the fortunate fourth is Southeast Missouri. This is our opportunity, not only to win premiums, but to advertise Southeast Missouri as a corn country. Not only that, but seed corn will be scarce, and every Southeast Missouri farmer who is raising pure bred corn will not only have a chance to boost his county and his corn, but he will have a chance to dis pose of all the seed corn he can select from his crop. This is our chance, and we're asleep if we don't take advantage of it. The farmers of Southeast Mis souri in making exhibits are eon fined largely to their own coun ty fairs, shows, and insti tutes. Southeast Missouri ought to have some place near at hand where the winners in the coun ties can compete for larger prizes and higher honors as well as advertise their seed outside their own communities. The Normal School Takes a Step. The Normal School has en deavored during the last few years to bring specialists in various lines of agriculture to Cape Girardeau at a specified time known, as Farmers Week. Though these lectures have been largely attended, the school feels that not enough people are tak ing advantage of the opportunity. In order to make it worth while for people to come from a con siderable distance, the Normal School through its Departments of Agriculture and Domestic Economy, with liberal outside assistance from citizens,- is ar ranging for an all Southeast Missouri Corn Show to be held at the time of the Farmers and Ilomemakers Convention Decem ber 4-9. Over $2000 in premiums is being arranged for. The premi ums range, from a valuation of $100 down. A part of this fund is to be used for scholarships. Two scholarships are offered to each county in tho Southeast Missouri district; one to tho boy who exhibits the best ten ears of corn from h'i3 county, and one toj the girl who exhibits the best j loaf of bread of her own baking, j A full list of prizes is arranged for men; another list for young j men between the ages of fifteen and twenty-two; another for boys under fifteen years of age. A Show tor Prize Winners. No one living ' in Southeast Missouri , will be barred from exhibiting this year. It is planned, however, to be largely a show for prize winners in the various counties. Here the win ners at county fairs, institutes, and corn shows may meet for a contest of counties. The win ners at this show may then take their prize corn to Columbia with the full assurance of its being hard to beat. Begin to Select Corn Now. A winning sample of corn is not easily selected from a crib or field. Some systematic method of handling is required to make sure that no well conditioned ear escapes. A barrel or box should be kept where feeding or gath ering is done and all likely ears thrown into it for closer inspec tion. Some Farming. Judge E. E. Swink came in fvora his Mississippi bottom farm in Ste. Genevieve county last Tuesday with a small basket of corn which he had gathered to give his brother, John Swink, to take back with him to California to show the people out there what Missouri can do in the way of corn growing. We picked up an ear from the basket and measured it; it was eleven inches long, nine inches in circumfer ence at the thick part, had six teen rows of grain and an aver age of 56 grains to theSrow. There were other ears in the basket that were perhaps larger none smaller. Tne Judge in cidentally remarked that he had about 23,000 bushels of corn on his two farms in Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties and he had raised 25,500 bushels of wheat this year. That sure is farming some. Farmington Times. George McElrath, of Pratt, Drougnt to this otnee rnday a stalk of corn that easily claims the blue ribbon in point of length. It actually measured 18 feet and 10 inches "from tip to tip." And for fear the measure will be dis puted, "Dad" Smith and Jack Danner are named as witnesses to the same for they helped tape line the stalk. And it had not even tasseled out when it was cut down and hauled in. Had it been allowed to get in its full growth it might have even reach ed the airship highway, and pos sibly that is the reason that Mr. McElrath etopped its giant growth for fear that some pass ing aeroplane would collide with one of its ears and fall on him or one of his family. Those "guy" roots grew from the joints of the 'stalk as high as ten feet up the' stalk. Doniphan Pros pect News. The Farmers Union meeting at Bernie Saturday was an im mense gathering, the crowd being estimated at six thousand people. The program abounded in splendor, floats of various descriptions being in evidence. The address of welcome was made by Mayor Higgenbotham. The Meakin sisters, residents of Bernie, in Jiving statuary poses, is said to have been a big feature, but many things of interest too numerous to mention took place to the delight of the hig crowd. SURPRISINGLY GREAT. All Records Will Be Eroken by '.he Missouri State Fair. The people of Missouri will have thousands of reason? to feel proud of this year's Missouri State Fair. The 1910 State Fair, as all visitors to it will cheerfully testify, was a grand exposition oi tne &tate s great products, but the fair this year will eclipse it in every department. On account of the visit of President Taft to the fair on the opening day, September a supreme effort lias been made by the Board of Directors of the Fair, to have the Fair ready. The Live Stock Show will fur nish a surprise to the visitors. It has been heralded as the "Million Dollar Live Stock Show." It will be better than that. Entries of the choicest herds in the United States and Canada continue to pour into the Secretary's office, and the finest horses, cattle, swine, sheep and poultry ever assembled for exhi bition at a State Fair will be seen at the 1911 Missouri State Fair, September 30-October 6. The Agricultural and Horti cultural displays will astonish and delight the visitors of the Fair and everyone will feel proud of the products of Missouri fields, orchards and vineyards. Exhibitors have been actively engaged for the past several months in all classes. Every day will be a big day at the fair. Commencing with "President Taft Day" to the close of the exhibition there will not be a dull moment. There will be a large field in each of the harness and running races. Continuous vaudeville shows in front of the grand stand, Pain's 'Pioneer Days' and fireworks at night; the night horse shows; airship races and flights by Cur tiss biplanes with the renowned airman, Hugh A. Robinson, in spirals, glides and rolls; quad ruple parachute leaps by Johnny Mack, of New York City, from a monster baloon 4,000 feet in the air; the light horse shows; the parade of heavy horses and prize cattle; the concerts by Hiner's Municipal band of Kan sas City; the automobile show under the grand stand are some of the many meritorious features which will delight the visitors of this year's State Fair. The men and women who visit the Missouri State Fair this year for the purpose of gaining use ful and profitable information will find the following places of study to occupy their whole time, be it one day, two days or a week. A Million Dollar Stock Show, comprising horses, mules, sheep, cattle and swine. Agricultural College forum, where all of the live farm topics of the hour will be discussed by experienced agriculturists. Exhibition of farm machines and their products. The big automobile show in which 1912 models of all leading cars will be exhibited. The mammoth poultry show, exhibiting the perfect strains of all the leading breeds. The grand agricultural and horticultural display, the largest ever brought to a State Fair. Tho county court has donated $15 to the county corn contest to be held at Campbell the last of the month, and it could not have made a more sensible donation. Since the boys commenced try ing to raise good corn their elders have been stirred up along the same line. Dunklin Democrat. Birthday Party. A surprise party much enjoyed by the participants was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hohler, Sunday night. The young people were friends of Henry Hohler and this occasion was brought about through the efforts to give him a surprise, Henry having passed seventeen years of his life among his friends of this young social cir-1 jurcd Monday while on his run cle. The party was full of merry between Memphis and Chaffee, glee and an all 'round good time J The accident occured at Wilson was had. Light refreshments j wh He the engine was taking were served. Those present . water the chain that releases were: Misses. Mary Bri ridley, j the water valve broking and Nora Steck, Gladys and Ellamay I causing Mr. Davenport to fall Walsh, Ar.thonette Fuerth. Rosa j violently to the ground. Roelker, Lillian Smith, Anna! and Helen Hohler. Messrs: Ben Mf, w. c Miller, ths weU. and Gustav alther Oscar Lock, : known Millerv:jle 1Hlm.,,tcr and Ed Vandeven. Clem Roelker, merchant; was married Sunday, Henry Hohler. i tfl Miss MarJe f '- jom1 of Millerville's popular Correspondents Wanted. j society belles, at the home of the The Herald wants some good j bride's parents. The happy live correspondents at the differ- j couple spent the;'r honeymoon in ent towns and districts around ! St. Louis, where Mr. Miller and Cape Girardeau, for which we j bride also attended the Post have a good proposition to offer. ! masters' Convention. We are making special efforts to ! : give our readers a live news-j Debates from 619 blue lodges paper and are receiving daily iof Missouri representing 55,000 congratulations ,n the way The j Master Ma80M of the state Herald handles the facts, which . were nt Tuesd the 2Gth pra.se must be given our corre-1 at a meeti f the Grand lodge spondents and those who other-jin gt Scottish Rhe wise aid us in producing a read-j Cathedral headed by Clay c able paper. If we can land a I Bigger and master for the few more corresponaents Iikestate- Ajex A sharp d those vye already Hav e t he read- ;master for the gtate of Ra ers of The Peoples Paper can ; delivered an addres3 before the depend on getting the happen-bodv ings of news value as they really ! ' 'occurred. Some papers of the -: T , ,T . i"buncomb" variety suffer their-' Jeph Hunter, one 01 South- I readers to be misled, prefering i east Missu" s most no ed chf" : to hand out a lot of rot and com- acters, died W ednesday, the mon gush, which has no earthly 13th, and the remains were in significance, terred Saturday in the cemetery Levee Improvement. The work 0:1 improvement of usefulness; was a man of many the levee along A.tuamsi street is : sterling qualities, having a rec progressing rapidly under the ord as a loyal soldier and efficient management of Durnell & Haw- judge and counted his friends by ley, the contractors, and when 'the score, completed will add greatly to the ' appearance as well as the com mercial interests of the city. The Frisco railroad let the con tract which is in the main re - j sponsible for the busmess-hke j way in which the work is being I pushed. After the necessary fillings are made a new depot; .. .:n 1 1 1 .... outgrown the old accommoda tions and the new methods are of special interest to the future growth and prosperity of the city. There is also talk of an other road entering here and a union depot may result frora the steps already taken by the pro gressive Frisco road. Bugs oa the Clock. Last Monday morning the at-! tention of the people was at tracted by what appeared to be a swarm of bees on the south face of the court house clock and on the cornice at the top of the dome. Many conjectures were made as to where they came from and what they would do. It was finally ascertained that the insects were not bees, but a kind of candle fly or moth. They had evidently been attracted by the arc light on the dome and had had drifted against the face of the clock and remained. Rk)onineld Vindicator. ' Missouri produced more apples this year than, any other state west of the Mississippi river. There are now about 20.000,000 apple trees in the state. tt.uuBe.eamaiudBe .eM. ie-;of Shepherd Mountain, where construction of the facilities for jthese men who fought on oppo. handling the traffic of the road I sjtjon sjdes Went over the many will be inaugurated, a long: battIe S(.enes an(J instancPS which needed improvement for Cape took place during the civil wan Girardeau. The city has long General News Itens. The Mississippi Paver annually carries to the sea 4f0,000 ton3 of dissolved matter and 310,500.000 tons of suspended matter. W. E. on the Davenport, a fireman Frisco, was severly in- at Sikeston. reached the Judge Hunter had age of SG vears of The scattered Missouri regi jmentsof Blues and Grays were in session' thrpp rfrivn tlii-; wppI- 1 2,3.07. and took rt in the jexercises held by the PilotKnob ; Memorial Association, and the !mpptimr u.n u-u nMr tua P;w Knob battlefield in the shadow Owing to the fact that we have had so many calls for sur plus copies of The Herald we have decided to send out sample copies to ive the people who are not already subscribers an opportunity to see how well The Herald covers the local news field. If you receive a copy of the paper look it over -carefully. am1 if "e impressed with our method of printing a news paper come in and have us send the paper to you regularly. Governor Hadley has been urged to call an extra session of the Legislature in order to enact legislation which Senator Lane says needs immediate attention. The matters to be considered are a workman's compensation act, commission form of government, revision of the municipal code and a revision of appellate prac tice. The Senator has presented a lengthy letter calling attention to the important features of his proposed measures, and accord ing to a press dispatch is very enthusiastic in Kis demands for a called session of the Legislature. The home of Joe Merritt at Morley was destroyed by fire Sunday at midnight.' oriirnaUiig from a spark blown from a Frisco railroad engine. Heroic efforts were made to extinguish the flames but owing to the dry ness of the roof the whole dwell ing went up in flamos. - No in surance is reported. Dunklin county is arou-sei over the announcement by gov ernment land officials at Spring field, that Sv'O acres of farm land near Sonath is still held by the United'Stetes despite the fact that it has been cultivated by Dunkliil county farmers for twenty five years. Petitions are beir.;? circulated and ofhqr ellorts are being made to buy a string of blood hound3 for St Francis county. The Lead Belt News is instigator of the idea, and as they are leaving no stories unturned to carry the move through, the - bloodhounds will likely soon be forthcoming. It seems that the county court should need no leaders in any i move to advance the moral wel fare of the county and they should have taken the initiative in the matter. There 13 no doubt that blood hounds are a great aid in running down criminals. Ac cording to the News, much dev iltry has been perpetrated in that section of late which needs attention and the use of doss I seems to be the only available method to suppress it. Much" uneasiness i3 felt throughout the cotton-growing sections of Southeast Missouri as to the existence of bowl weevel which is thought to have been found. This pest has caused cotton growers of the south more trouble than any one other destroyer of cotton planu and as a result cotton as a gen eral crop ha3 been surplanted by other crops to a great extent; in fact acres of land in the southern states that originally produced an abundance of this staple is no longer used for cotton grow ing, and as the hopes of farmers further north were set toward supplying the deficiency be lieving the pest would never reach them we looked for more cotton in this part of the coun try than has been grown in many years. However, if the bowl weevel scavinger material izes many people will suffer the loss of good time and money as a result. Read the thrilling serial story on the inside page of The Her-ald--"The Bronze Bell"-from the pen of Louis Joseph Vance, one of the leading fiction w riters j of the day. ThLs story abound in human interest and carries with it that splendid appeal ti human Eyrr.ps.thy that charac terizes the vork of the author. The stories that appear weekly in The Herald are featured in many of the popular magazines and if bought at news stands will cost you from 10c to 15c each, while a3 one of our feat ures you get them along with the home news at almost noth ing. The Western Newspaper Union, which has branch offices in all the leading cities of Europe and America, syndicate these fine pieces of story-writing and owing to their immense patron age from the publishers of the country are in position to put these stories in your hands. Many story-writers of note con tribute to our pages and those jWho overlook these splendid 1 features will miss a rare treat in literary construction.