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rcrcnE tiic king.
cr tijlonn of The? Iler
be found an article
it relative ito a dance given
by the sacieiy -.women of clear
Louis, .before "King
Kusian of Ii.!icn-iiin dancing in
rriratiops. .According: to our
information, the .women wore
t.bcrnrrs, we presume to lend
proper tone to tie c'?eme. They
'- -s -I VtS f1"r - rt T I- r
bcth from, the audience and of
the Kin?, who proposes to be a
true and unflinching student in
the "art," and that nothing
may bo left undone to lend em-
is to his unique expositions
of the hop, skip and jump he
doe3 not hesitate to interpret
the costumes that shall be worn
by the participants, and selects
women from the cultivated so
cial circles to add lustre And
flavour to the cast. It is not sur
prising that a man should seek
to be the King of the dancing
world, have feminine beauty bow
to the artistic genius; neither is
it astonishing that he he pleased
to reap the harvest of coin that
is showered upon His Majesty
for" malting a monkey of himself
in the name of art, yet those
f?ocjety women should not be
Eiifihted thosa who tip the fan
tastic toe in honor of the king.
J.! ore ti follow: Only recently
the nifty and petite Gertrude
Hoffman was denied the privi
lege of presenting her "Harem
skit" on the stage in public
view, but the public's craving
for something lively and senti
mental has in a sense Vindicated
Gertrude's ideas of art, as in
ease of the St. Louis society
women, and she is now helping
her sex put St. Louis in the
limelight. Tickets and standing
room were at a premium, and
the natives who could not get on
the inside of the theatre stood
on the outside to await news
that "art" had won. In the
words of Deacon Smilligan, "to
whither are we drifting."
Denouncing Gertrude Hoff-
man s urn isauets icusse as
"vilest" show that ever appeared
in St. Loui3, Rev. James W. Lee,
pastor of the St. John's Metho
dist Episcopal church, said Mon
day that if the city officials had
the power to stop the perform
ance their failure to do so was a
disgrace. Dr. Lee advocated
that letters of protest be sent to
the Mayor, each member of the
Assembly and all other city of
ficials, asking them either put
an end to such exhibitions or re
sign; "I don't know what legal
power the Mayor and officials of
the city have to regulate shows,"
said Dr. Lee, "but if they have
the power to keep out exhibitions
that would disgrace Paris, Cairo,
Hongkong or any other place on
earth more or let3 accustomed to
that oh the stage which is low
and unspeakably obscene, and
they have not exercised this
power to keep out a show such
as the one given last night is
described to be, then they stand
before the city disgraced, and
should be asked by a decent pub
lic to resign their positions."
Chief of Police Young declared
Monday that if he heard any
complaints he would send his
men to the theatre to investigate.
p - "
11 j B.v.-'cillcfn to eizUhh an
iTo-iifc railway system between
Cipa Gircxileau an;l Jackson
f ta t.ivo met the approval
ct tl ? i Alls, fer-i Jt U not unlike
ly tlzit t!a read will b in oper
ation in the near future. This
woullbc another step forward
for Cape county.
Jaurru! ct Procee Jlrgs.
M.:nuby evening, Dec. .1th, 1011.
The council met in regular ses
sion. Mayor F. A. Kagc pre
siding and the following mem
Mesr-rs. Conor, FIcntge.Haas,
Moedcr, Morrison and VVittmor.
Absent: Mc-rs. JMedh-y and
The record of the proceedings
of the last regular meeting was
read, and there beirg no objec
tions, the same were .approved.
Communications from Durnell
& Ilawley, contractors, petition
ing the Council for an extension
of time on their contract for
completing the work of improv
ing Independence street from
West Find Boulevard to the city
limits, of sixty (GO) days, en
dorsed by sureties of said con
tractors consenting to said ex
tension, was read, and on mo
tion of Mr. Morrison said exten
Mr. Medley appeared in hia
seat and was recognized by the
Referring to the change of
lamp on North Frederick street,
the Mayor suggested that after
all, the original location was the
better one, and following said
suggestion, Mr. Wittmor moved
that the action of the Council at
last meeting, in making said
change, be reconsidered and the
larap placed at Frederick and
Washington Avenue, as per pro
posal of the Cape Girardeau
Water Works and Electric Light
Company at said meeting, and
that the City Clerk notify said
Company of the action of the
Council in the matter.
Said motion carried.
The Judiciary Committee sub
mitted with a report, an ordi
nance establishing a treasury de
partment and defining the dur
ties of the treasurer and city
clerk thereunder: '
Mr. Morrison moved that said
report and ordinance be referred
back to said committee with in
structions for said committee to
examine the ordinances . now in
force concerning the duties of
said officers and ascertain if said i
ordinances did not sufficiently
cover all of the duties required.
Said motion carried.
The Judiciary Committee and
City Counselor, as by resolution
adopted at a previous meeting,
submitted a report to the effect
that they had asked for propos
als for printing the ordinances
as instructed by said resolutions,
from the "Republican," "Her
ald" and "Independent Printing
Co., said proposals to be filed
with the City Clerk. -
On motion of Mr. Flentge,
said report was returned to said
committee for further consider
ation. The following officers report,
for the month of November, were
presented and read:
Street Commissioner, Fred
Said officer reports amount ex
pended during said month, for
teams and labor, distributed on
the following streets:
Broadway, $12.00; Main $9.00;
Spanish $9.00; Frederick, $7.50;
South Fountain, $14.00; Inde
pendence $14.00; Themis, $C0.00;
North Main, $30.00; William,
$6.00; North Spanish. $3.00;
Merriwether, $3.25; Lorinffer,
$2.45. Total $170.20.
Police Judge No report.
City Marshal, W. A. Summers.
Said officer reports having re
ceived from the Police Judge,
for November. 21 executions,
Nos. 27C9 to 2789, amounting to
$258.40. Accounted for as fol
low: Remitted $3.C0, escape
$11.CD, rUyei U1.C0, Ulor
3., cash$lca40,totiJ $25&49.
B.-i!i2c KnttULsfieJ, $42.49.
Fir Chkf, Vitnurd Kraft.
a?J cfTker report 3 fLs
tu&nza fe4 1 tzu Exp&mta v
the department for firea and
Collector, Edward Wilier.
From taxc?, real and
From interest on delin
quent taxes . ....
From nd valorem taxes,
From ad valorem taxes,
From Collector's fees. .
" city clerk's fees. .
cemetery lots sold
others .$1. 755. CO
Total collections for
City Sexton Lou is. F. Brunke
Mia oracer reports mat lots in
the addition to the new city cem
etery have been laid out and are
ready for sale. Expenses for re
pairs, etc, for the month, $12.00.
Removing dead animals. $100.
City Engineer C. B. Stiver,
MJiieciea ior private surveys,
$11.50. Expenses for the month,
rodmen, $34. CO.
H. G. Dempsey Port Warden
Wharfage receipts issued, 15
at $2L00 $32.00
C. B. Hoclier. (Oct.) $18.55
B. Hoeller. (Nov.).... 35.05
F. Dietrich 39.75
C. Buerkle, No report
Total paid by weighers. $93.35
City Clerk Geo. E. ChappelL
For excavation permits... $ 3.00
" Automobile reg. fees. . 2.00
Eng. services, paid by
Durnell & Ilawley, Pa
cific Street 50.00
Mayer F. A. Kage reports
having received from the Black
Diamond Coal Co., the sum of
$79.10 for 113 bushels of corn
sold said firm some time ago; a(
70 cents per bushel, filing treas
urer's receipt for "amount paid
him. . .
W. A. Summers reports collec
tion of $29.00, from John Metz,
as costs in suit of Cape Girar
deau against John Metz, dismiss
ed in Circuit Court
Police reports of lanms that
failed to burn during November,
Treasurer Louis Stein.
Balance on hand all
funds, Nov. 2, 1911 $18,991.15
Received during Nov.
From all sources to
credit of various
Warrants paid, all
Balance in treas
ury. Dec. 2.... $19, 519.461
Auditor, Geo. E. Chappell,
City Clerk ex officio.
Balance on hand last report,
General Revenue fund $9.298,37J
All other funds 9.692.58J
Received during November.
From Edward Wilier,
From C. E. Stiver, City
From Geo. E. Chappell.
City Clerk 55.00
From W. A. Summers,
Marshal, Police Court 103.40
From W. A. Summers,
Marshal, (Mets.).... 29.00
' City Weighers:
C. B. Hoeller, Nov. ia55
P.F.Dietrich, Dec. 39.75
C. B. Hoeller, Dec. 35.05 93.35
H. G. Dempsey, Port
F. A. Kage, Mayer,
Warrant PfeiJ by Treasurer.
Ceru-ral Hevtnu Fiir.d,$X712.l3
AM other tazls Z3.CS
RaL in treaa. Dec.'2; $W.519.C1
Gonerd revenue fimd,$ 9,11117
All other funds.. . . 10.4C3.29J
Referring to the failure of cer
tain officers who have failed to
file their monthly reports at this
meeting, as prescribed by the
ordinances governing the duties
of said officers, Mr. Coervor
moved that the clerk notify said
officers that a failure on the part
of said officers in the future, in
that respect, would work a for
feiture of their several official
commissions beside subject said
officers to the penalties provided
for non-faiiure to make the re
quired reports. Said motion
On motion of Mr. Flentge, the
said officers reports, just read,
were received and the clerk in
structed to issue warrants in
favor of and for the amounts due
said officers and ethers as known
by said reports.
On motion duly carried, the
clerk was instructed to compute
the amount of shortage as shown
by the police reports of lights
that failed to burn, as provided
by ordinance, and. deduct said
amount from the bill of the Cape
Girardeau Water Works and
Electric Light Company, for the
month of November.
Mr. Morrison moved that the
City "Clerk order for the fire de
partment, one Siamese coupling,
after securing lowest price for
same and that the Fire Chief
transfer 300 feet of the hose
from the Milltown station to the
regular fire station. Said motion
Fee-Bill of costs in case of Poe
against the City, in the Circuit
Court, was presented by the City
Clerk with the statement that
said fee-bill had been mailed him
by the sheriff. On motion of
Mr. Carver, the clerk was in
structed to return said bill to
the sheriff, with the information
that the city not being liable for
the costs in said case declined to
pay the same, - ,
Notice from the sheriff that
an execution had been issued
against the city by the circuit
clerk, in the case of condemna
tion proceedings, city against
Dora Schlueter, et al, was read
and on . motion of Mr. Flentge,
referred to Mr. Coerver and the
City Counselor for investigation
as to the city's liability for the
costs of said proceedings.
The following bills, certified
as audited by the Auditing Com
mittee as correct, were present
ed and read:
Broadway Heating and Plumb
ing Co., $8.60; W. A. Summers,
$40.33; T. II. Rouse. $30.00; Law-,
rence Morrison. $1.70 and $5.00;
Union L. and M.. Co., $1.67;'
Meyer & Schwab, $23.95; Wm. 1
Slapreth, $6.60; L F. Brunke,
$10.00; Cape Fdry. and Mch.
Shop, $10.50; Geo. C. Hale.
$20.00; Osterloh's Book Store.
$1.35; II. G. Dempsey, $3.60;
Vogelsanger Hdw. Co., $3.10;
Underwood Typewriter Co..
$1.50; Geo. E. Chappell, $6.34;
Cape County Herald, $52.50;
Phillips L. and F. Co., $113;
Sam Randol $1.40; Standard
Printing. Co., $5.20; Edward
Wilier. $2.00; Edw. Hely, $1195,
Cape Girardeau Water Works
md Electric Light Co., $338.63,
ess Nov. outage $6.90, $331.78.
Salaries for November.
Geo. E. Chappell, Clerk,
$125.00; Edward Wilier, Collect
or, $125.00; Thomas P. Lane,
City Counselor, $75.00; W. A.
Summers, Marshal, $60.00; Fred
Brunke, Street Commissioner,
$60.00; C. E. Stiver, City Engi
neer, $100.00; Willie Martin,
Health Officer, $60.00. Police
men: treo. vv. i&iiey, N. J.
Hutson, John. Macke, Harry
Kax, $tf.C0 each; W. C. Etev-
en-j, ;ia.w, l Night.; Uhaa.
If awn and Leon Jnes, Assistant
Fire Citefa, each; L. G.
tovfill. Iiifpector, $40.00; Tom
Euar.ajc, Street Clearer, 20.00;
Gevrg Er iitoJi, Janitor, J20.C0.
On motion of Mr. Morrison,
eaid bills and the salaries named,
were allowed and th City Clerk
instructed to issue warrants to
the several parties Tor the
amounts as stated.
Mr. Coerver called the atten
tion of the Council to the condi
tion of the ferry approach to the
levee, during the present low
state of the river, and that a
temporary road way for wagons
should be made for the patrons
of the ferry.
On motion of Mr. Haas, the
Street and Wharf Committee
was authorized and instructed
to incur the necessary expense
for the purpose.
This being the meeting adver
tised for the opening of proposals
or bids, as advertised for install
ing toilet rooms in the court
house, the Clerk presented two
such bids, which on motion were
ordered opened as follows:
G. W. Vaughan proposing to
furnish all material end complete
the work in accordance with the .
specifications and plans for the
sum of $538.00.
Pape Brothers proposing to do
said work for the sum of $495.00.
Mr. Morrison moved that the
bid of Messrs. Pape Brothers
being the lowest and best bid,
be received and the contract for
said work be awarded said firm,
conditionally that they enter in
to contract and execute a bond
in the sum of $300 for the faith
ful performance thereof, within
ten days from this date, and that
all other bids be rejected, and
on motion carried.
The "Curfew" ordinance read
twice at last meeting and action
deferred on its further reading
till this meeting, was again -taken
up and referred to the1
Judiciary Committee with in-
6tructions to reconsider and
amend said ordinance and re-!
submit sane to the Council for i
its further action thereon, on
motion of Mr. Flentge.
As submitted by the Judiciary !
Committee at last meeting, an
ordinance entitled "An Ordi
nance defining what shall con
stitute misdemeanor or offenses
against the City of Cape Girar
deau, and providing penalties
therefor." wa3 taken up and
read for the first time.
On motion of Mr. Flentge,
said ordinance was read a second
time, and on motion of Mr.
Morrison, read a third time, its
Mr. Morrison moved to adopt
and pas3 said ordinance.
Said motion carried and the
roll called on the adoption and
passage of said ordinance, the
vote resulting as follows:
Ayes: Coerver, Flentge, Haas,
Medley, Moeder, Morrison, Witt
The Mayor declared said ordi
nance duly adopted and passed,
and that said ordinance be filed.
Calling the attention of the
Council to the fact of the non
compliance of the Cape Girar
deau Water Works and Electric
Light Company with an order of
the Council regularly made upon
said company, at meeting f the r
Council ot March 20th, 1911, and
duly served, to extend six (6)
inch water miin on William
street, from the present terminus
of the water mains to Louisiana
Avenue, Mr. Coerver moved that
said company be ordered to show
cause forthwith why said order
so made by the Council should
not be complied with, and the
mains on William street exten
ded that the said company may
have notice of this order, the
City Clerk is hereby instructed
to certify under seal a copy of
these proceedings, to said com
pany. Said motion carried.
The Council then, on motion
of Mr. Morrison adjourned.
GEO. D. CHAPPELL.
I.Irs. Patter&oa's Acquittal.
There seems to be a pretty
general belief that the Denver
jury acti'd wisely in freeing Mrs.
Patterson. It does net appear
that the wjts under any necessity
of killing the man to whom, the
wr.s married, and there can be?
no condoncment of murder, save
where it is committed in self
defence, and as the last possible
Nevertheless, this woman out
in Denver was clearly more ain
ned Against than sinning. Leav
ing the matter of her sex quite?
out of the question, it appears
clear enough that when men of
mature years are willing to de
stroy the prospects and character
of an individual only sixteen
years old, a great wrong ha3
been done. It doc3 not alter the
fact to seek for procf that the
individual in question has done
many frivolous and unworthy
deeds. The strong are always
under obligation to protect the
weak. When men take advant
age of weakness they are entitled
to little mercy or sympathy.
It even appears that the major
culprit in this Denver tragedy
wa3 not on trial at ail.
If Mrs. Patterson had been a
woman of the heroic type, she
would have found a better way
out of her dilemma than the
course she took. She was just
an ordinary woman; and for this
she should not be held respon
sible. It cannot be seen that
any harm, has been done in ac
quitting her, as it cannot be seen
that any of the ends of justice
would have been served by con
victing her. St. Louis Times.
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gists. From New York comes word
to the effect that the Panama
Canal will be the most brilliantly
lighted waterway in the world.
It even appears that it will be
one of the best lighted ways of
any kind. In order-to insure
safety to the mariner by night
as well as by day, the canal will
be equipped with thirty-four
tower beacons, built of concrete;
fifty-seven other beacons; fifty,
seven gas buoys; seventy-six
spar buoys and seven nun buoys
-a total of 231 lights. In addi
tion to all this illumination,
other steps are to be taken in or
der to dispel every shadow which
may mean loss of time or a men
ace to those who handle the
ships in that body of water
which shall connect sea with
sea. For instance, 1000 acres of
land will be cleared in order that
signal lights may be visible from
as many points of a view as pos
sible. All of which is entirely
commendable and remarkable.
The wonder is that the captains
who are putting through the
vast work on the isthmus should
be so far ahead of thousands of
municipalities in the United
SELENIUM A RARE ELEMENT.
Used for Reproducing Photo
iraps by Telegraph.
Selenium is a rare and little
known element described by the
United States Geological Survey
as having its greatest use in the
manufacture of certain glasses
to which it gives a red color and
in coloring enameled ware red.
It is used to overcome the nat
ural green color of ordinary glass
and also in making glass of a
distinct red color such as that
used on railroads for signal
lights. Selenium has the pecu
liar property of being a very
poor conductor of electricity in
the dark and a fairly good con
ductor in the light, and a num
ber of electrical inventions de
pend on this peculiarity. It hag
been used in experiments in
telephoning along a ray of light,
and fyr transmitting eounda and
photographs from one place t.
another by means of a telephcr
or t;V. jraph wire. i