Newspaper Page Text
si( 'onnalSclooi Jul T- 31
r t vn
I. i ( t J
TKf FESPLri PAPER
"ALL THE KIWS THAT'S FIT TO PHIKT"
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, February 23, 1912.
f "3 A 7 )"!
Hashed and Re-basEed or tie
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LATC
Fads and Fiction Seen
and Heard on the News
paper Firifl Line.
The Spring term of the Nor
mal school opens March 5, 1912.
In addition to the regular courses,
special spring term courses will
be offered for teachers in Agri
culture, Home Economics. Peda
gogy, American History, Litera
ture. Physical Geography, An
cient History, Algebra, Nature
Study, Physiology, Reading, Civ
il Government, Grammar, Arith
metic, the Missouri course of
study for rural schools and Latin.
There will also be open to stu
dents prepared for college work
a number of college courses in
History, Literature, Languages,
Science and Education.
On evidence submitted at
the examining trial of Officer
John Macke, charged with kill
ing Michael Ryan Friday night
of la3t week. Justice Wilier fix
ed the bond of the officer at
$5000, which was made. Ryan
was employed on the Frisco levee
work and his original home is
said to have been in Philadel
phia. He was under arrest at
the time he came to his death on
some minor charge, but resisted
Officer Macke, who grew im
patient and struck the blow that
unexpectedly caused the man to
J. F. Mangrum presented
the editor with a mammoth hen
egg which will probably last the
scribe until a revision of the egg
tariff downward, and which Mr.
Mangrum challenges anybody to
beat for size. It measures 8 in
ches in circumfrence, and weighs
31 ounces. To the person who
will exhibit a larger one he says
he will give a dozen eggs fresh
from his poultry house. South
Mrs. Chris Sperling, seventy
years of age, committed suicide
Sunday by plunging into White
water river, a short distance
from Burfordville. The lamily
was attending a baptising, leav
ing Mrs Sperling at home alone,
and on their arrival began a
search. Ill heilth is said to
have caused the suicide. She
has several relatives in this
county. The burial was made at
the Evangelical church, Tilset,
R. II. Slinkard, who has
been visiting relatives here for
several days, left yesterday for
Jackson to attend a sale of fine
stock. Mr. Slinkard will go from
Jackson to Burfordville, hut we
are sure he will pay us another
visit soon, as there seems to be
much of interest to him here.
Scott County Banner.
Mrs. Delia Knight of Com
merce suffered a stroke of par
alysis Christmas and it was
thought dhe had entirely recover
ed, but while visiting her brother
in St. Louis last weekthe paraly
tic symptoms returned and her
friends are uneasy for fear her
condition will not improve.
We are grateful to the peo
ple who have handed us news
items this week. With the co
operation of our subscribers we
can make the Herald interesting
as a county publication, satis
factory alike to the editors and
West Plains will vote next
April on becoming a city of the
Recently, as a rural carrier,
who is also a justice of the peace.
was making his trip in Dunklin
county, he was met on the road
by two young people who desired
to be united in marriage. Though
the snow wr.s falling heavily at
the time and there was no resi
dence near, he drove up beside
an old deserted cabin, on its
sheltered side, and then perform
ed the ceremony for them. Dex
Frank Shelter i3 engaged as
a coach for the track team at the
High school and is now training
eleven boys for various events
in the meet to be held at Cape
Girardeau. Our' school should
have some good material and it
is to be hoped that some winners
will be developed. Caruthers-
A man in Stoddard county
is perfecting a combination automobile-aeroplane.
with the wings attached to an
automobile it will travel twice
as fast, and if the driver comes
to a river or bad place in the
road he can put the wings to
work and fly over.
Mrs. Jennie Thatcher Beach,
a noted Chicago soprano, sang
several numbers at the Normal
Monday night A chorus of fifty
voices, selected irom the Normal
school talent, assisted in making
the program. The large audience
was highly appreciative.
After March 1, public drink
ing cups, roller towels and
combs will not be used on any
train in the state. This is in
accordance with an order issued
by the state board of health and
agreed to by the railroad com-i
In this issue of the Herald:
Story of the Civil war by an eye
witness; M. Sayer's instructions
on paper bag cooking; "No
Man's Land," a serial story by
Louis Joseph Vance; and the In
ternational Sunday-school lesson.
Look over the big ad. an
nouncing the Herald's big sub
scription bargain and pick out
your papers. It's an exceptional
offer that you seldom see and
one you cannot afford to tae ad
The superintendent of the
schools of LaClede county has
visited every school in the coun
ty without using any vehicle.
He walks, regardless of the dis
tance. Maiden has a merchants' as
sociation for the purpose of pro
tecting the members of the same
from those who are willing to
buy but unwilling to pay.
The janitor for the court
house in Vernon county is allow
ed $15 per year for winding and
regulating the clock in the court
Gov. Hadley appointed Jas.
A. Finch of lilmo temporary
probate judge, in Scott county.
Judge Kingsburry not being able
Bismark has a hog law that
seems to be unsatisfactory, and
an attempt will be made to re
peal it at the coming city elec
tion. Doniphan will have a spec
ial election on March 4th to vote
on the proposition of bonds to
extend the waterworks system.
A negro woman publicly
whipped a negro boy at Ironton
because he had broken his prom
ise to marry her daughter.
Washington county is being
tested for oil well3. A company
has a lease on 700 acres and a
trial well will soon be dug.
Wm. Ilamon will have a sale
of his personal property south of '
Neely's Landing on Egypt Mills
road March 3, 1912.
Dr. Ivan Lee Holt lectured
at the Normal auditorium Satur
day afternoon on the works of
Lohnengrin, the celebrated Ger
man music composer, to a large
and appreciative audience. Mips
Priscilla Hardesty rendered the
musical numbers to illustrate the
Near Triplett, it is said, a
wood-pecker pecked a hole in
the side of a water tank, per
mitting a stream of water to
flow out across the track, freez
ing on the rails and ties. A train
which attempted to pass struck
the icy track and the engine was
Sikeston is preparing to do
away with the office of city as
sessor. It seems the law pro
vides that the county collector
or clerk shall furnish the city
with a certified abstract of the
city assessments andthi3 will be
used by the collector.
A trolley car was derailed
Saturday in this city, caused by
a broken axle. The accident
happened on Main and Spanish,
The running schedule of the cars
was changed to andle the pas
sengers till the repairs were
Rev. R F. Campbell of Se
dalia is the new pastor at the
Baptist church and preached his
first sermon to a large audience
bunday. lie comes highly rec
ommended and the local church
seems pleased with his services.
A man undertook during the
recent cold weather to cross the
St. Francois river with a drove
of eight cattle, but the ice broke
and the cattle went into the
water. All the cattle but one
Rev. Hy. A. B. Kuennen,
pastor of St. Boniface church,
Perryville. died in that city Sat
urday, death resulting from
heart failure. He was well
known in Cape Girardeau
olic church circles.
The students sent by the
Frisco Railroad Company to the
Agricultural College of Colum
bia, have formed themselves into
a Frisco Farmers' Club.
It is reported that Appleton
is to have a new bank. The peo- Rev. Guemmer, an aged and
pie at Appleton are progressive well known pastor of the Lu
and usually succeed in any ven- theran church, who had many
ture they undertake. j friends throughout Southeast
A man at Fornfelt, who lost Missouri, died suddenly at his
both leg3 by falling under a box home in Friedenberg. Perry
car. has received the sum oi
$9,000 as damages.
The running expenses in
Jasper county tor the year 1911
were more than a quarter of a
-Ripley county candidates are
eanv oiras. isine nave aireaay
announced for the various of
Linzy Adams, Cape.
Ella White, Cape.
Walter King, Ark.
Mamie Fields, Cape.
C. II. Best. Oakridge.
Emma Maintz, Curreville,
Chas. McCabe, Hot Springs.
Emma Millsr.Terre Haute, Ind.
H. R. Leimketler, S5t Louis.
Belma E. Sutherland,
Terre Haute, Ind.
Jno. W. Camne, TilsiL
Meta Engleman, Oakridge.
Wm. Farrow, Neely's.
Carry L. Lehkopt. Neely's. .
Oran II. Pierce, Cape.
Edna Irene Young, Cape.
Henry Lee, Cape.
Gracy Davis, Cape.
Herman Hughes, Bloomfield.
Alice Sides, Lamar.
Ira L. Whitridge, Pocahontas.
Viola Allen, Oriole.
Johnson City. Illinois.
Jesse Clark, Johnson City, III.
Robt Smith, Cape.
Hollis Hilton, Cape.
Pome time ago in the sev
enties, two brothers in Kansas
City quarreled and vowed never
toBpeak to each other again. One
of them removed to Pennsyl
vania where he has since re
sided. The one remaining in
Missouri accumulated an estate
of some $20,000. which, on his
death, was found to have willed
by a verbal will to his landlady.
The brother entered suit in the
Federal court for the estate, but
the jury ha3 decided against
-Wash your coal if you want
to get more heat from it. That
is the advice instructors and
students of the University of
Kansas give for keeping down
that coal bill. The advisers have
just concluded a job of washing
a ton Of coal. One hundred and
sixty pounds of refuse was taken
from the lot by the washing pro
cess, and the remainder produced
almost twice as much heat as a
ton of unwashed coal. Besides
the washed fuel left no clinkers.
The State Board of Agricul
ture has announced that it will
hold a number of farmers' in
stitutes in Southeast Missouri
daring the latter part of Feb
ruary and the first of March.
Essex has been selected a3 the
place at which these lectures
will be given in Stoddard coun
ty, and the date fixed is Wednes
day, February 21st.
Miss Mayme Fields, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fields,
111 S. Henderson avenue, this
city, was married m Jackson
last week to W. C. King, a prom
inent young farmer near Claren
don, Ark., Rev. Riggan of the
Baptist church at Jackson per
forming the ceremony. The
young couple will reside at Clar
endon. A petition was circulated
last week among the farmers to
1 esiablish a protective association,
jto protect them from careless
automobile drivers, who it is
claimed have killed and injured
stock in reckless driving of the
machines. Several names of
j prominent people were attached
j to the petition.
county, last Friday, lie was
; formerly pastor at Hanover and
The bees of Cape Girardeau
C0Unty are suffering from foul
; blood. The United States de-
Ipartment of agriculture has call-
!eti attention to the matter and
parties interested are referred to
Farmer liu.lentin wo. 4lz, a
treates on bees and their man
Bismark is to secure a rail
road coming from the Washing.
ton county line. The right of
way has been secured already
and some $55,000 donated by per
sons along the route of the pro
At a meeting ot hotel men
in Bismark they decided to raise
rates Irom $2.00 to $2.50 per day
and the Bismark Gazette thinks
as we do that the quality of
service should likewise be raised.
Geo. Willard, aged 28 years,
was killed at Casy Mills last
week by the explosion of a box
of dynamite caps in his overcoat
A. R. Boone of Charleston,
democratic candidate for lieuten
ant governor, was in Cape Gir
ardeau Saturday on his way
The Bell Telephone uo. is
putting in an exchange at Ben
Interested land owners of
Scott and Cape Girardeau coun
ties met at Cape Girardeau 13
years ago and organized an as
sociation called the "Southeast
Missouri Drainage Association."
Their object was to dig a ditch
of sufficient size to drain all the
lowlands of the above counties,
with the hope of eventually con
necting it with the Himmelber-ger-Luce
Canal in New Madrid
-The friends of W. H. Miller,
president of the Southeast Mis
souri Trust Co., who suffered a
stroke of paralysis last week,
will be pleased to learn that he
has almost completely recovered
from the stroke, which at first
was thought would result ser
iously. The Tilsit school students
hel l interesting contests Friday
and Saturday nights, the 7th
and 8th grades participating. A
large crowd wa3 present to en
joy the exercises, which proved
the Tilsit school to be one of the
best in the county.
Mrs. C. C. O'Neal, wife of
Editor O'Neal of the Advance
New Era, injured one of her
eyes last week and came to Cape
Girardeau to be treated by an
eye specialist. Her son, Master
Lewis O'Neal, accompanied her.
The Jackson Dramatic Club
presented the play "Way Down
East" at Illmo last Faiday and
cleared $G5. They are consider
ing another popular play, which
will likely be put on at Jackson
I at an early date.
Mrs. Ellen Sullivan, aged
Rpvpntv-tVirpp vpjira iJprl nt her
home in Cape Girardeau last !
week. Mrs. Sullivan was an old
resident of this city. She is
urvived by eight children, five
girl3 and four boys.
-Chief Engineer Byers of the !
Frisco railroad has been in the :
city several days inspecting the
levee work. He says the new !
Cape depot will be a model in
construction and a credit to the
A real estate firm of More
house recently sold a farm con-
taming dJU acres for SlZo per:
mi i Til
tj. r -ii
reupie irom uu acinous
are locating in Southeast Mis
souri. Joe Brennecke, who resided
on Route 3, Jackson, is in Kan
sas City taking instructions in
the mechanism of automobiles,
with the idea of becoming an
experienced repairer of these
The Cape Minstrels, under
direction of Prof. Rowan, and
accompanied by the Kimmieh
orchestra, played at Illmo, Forn
felt and Thebes, 111., this week.
The boys report a successful trip.
Ironton had nineteen inches
of snow during the month of
January. For twenty-nine of
the thirty-one days, the mean
temperature was below the freez
0. 0. Bowers, for many
years connected with Morton
Brothers harness and saddlery
business on Broadway has bought
the business and will continue
to run it
The Charlston Courier claims
to have a subscriber who is paid
up forty years in advance in real
money, and the editor says he is
At a sale of Henry Dam
back, near Goshen, a pair of
mules sold for $ 191.
Miss Eva Woodward and
Henry Utnage were married at
Vanduser Feb. 9.
Upon petition to the county
court the town of Wardell, in
Pemiscot, was incorporated Feb.
John Kelly, an aped and
helpless man, who with his wife
and small son came here during
the recent cold ppell, and was
cared for by the Provident Asso
ciation, died Saturday evening
in the old Wilson building, North
Main street The family came
to the city penniless and were
in a sad condition, but the Prov
ident Association extended a
charitable hand and made life.
for them more agreeable, altho"
the old man was too near death's
door to recuperate and his death
followed. The body was Lurid
by the. county Sunday.
In a spelling contest Friday
evening in the Cairo opera house.
in which fifty-two pupils of the
counties of Alexander and Pulas
ki, 111.; Ballard, Ky., and Mis
sissippi, Mo., entered, Miss Oe-
lestia Henderson of Wickl
High School carried olT first
honors; Redmond Magruder, Ke
vil. Ky., second, and Mis3 Id.
Holcomb, Ullin, third. The
spelling continued three hour
before the winner was declared,
and was witnessed by 1000 peo
ple. It was given under tha
auspices of the Cairo Evening
A big fire at Bloomfield Sun
day night destroyed three busi-
ness blocks, the total loss amount
ing to nearly a half million dol
lars. Nearly all goods in the
business houses wa3 destroyed
and many merchants were left
in bad financial straits, owing t
the fact that they either carried
light insurance or none at &1L
Many theories are offered in ex-"
Iplanation of the cause of the
1 i .t 1 .
out ine reai e5
t0 be a mystery.
At a meeting of the New
I Madrid county text book con-
! mission February 12, 1912, all
books now m use were recon-
tracted fcr, covering a period of
five years, except the subjects of
geography and United States
history, which were displaced by
Barnes History and the new
j Natural Geographies.
A splendid system of public
highways, with Carthage as the
huD, is being built in the eastern
, - . o . .
VA o VUUUIJ Uf U1C 001
Many miles of crushed rock
roads were constructed during
the initial year of the club's ex
istence, at a total cost of $32,000.
The New Madrid county
court ha3 fixed the road poll tax
at $2 on every man between 21
and 60. and 50 cents on other
j able-bodied men in special road
districts, and in other districts
$2 between 21 and 50, and 50
cents on others.
A special train of the Mid
land Investment Co.. of Loncoln.
Neb., with thirty or more land
buyers, were at Alhambra last
week looking over the surround
ing country with the intention
of establishing a colony of emi
grants. John Obermiller, who lives
at Neelys Landing, but who has
been working here with the
Frisco bridge gang, was taken
to the Frisco .hosDital in St.
Louis Saturday evening suffering
with malarial fever.
A box supper was given at
the Tlainview school house Feb.
17 to raise money to buy lamps
for the Rock Hill church. A
large crowd was present and a
nice sum was raised.
Read the Herald's clubbing
list in the big ad.
Two good brood sows with
pigs. Will sell separately. Also
one full-blooded male Jersey calf.
3-4t 123 South Spanish ttrect.