THE HAYTI HERALD
HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1922
$220 CASH ROBBERY
The I. Kohn Store was Broken Into
and Robbed Sunday Night. No
Clue to Robbers.
The I. Kohn store was broken in
to and robbed Sunday night or about
$220 in cash. The money was in
the olllco safe in the rear, the safe
probably being loft unlocked, as it
was in no way damaged. The
(.mount represented the Saturday
sales, excepting a number of chocks,
which wore not taken.
The thief gained entrance to the
store by climbing to and crawling
through one of the small south win
dows, which was also loft unfasten
ed. This window is some twelve
feet from the ground, an old door
being set against the wall to serve
as a ladder.
in the immediate rear of the Kohn
store is a large light, but the side,
where the thief entered, is in dark
ness, the light being cut olf by the
corner of the building.
The thief, or thieves, as was
was more probably the case, left no
tangible clue. There were I racks
in the soft ground on the outside,
where entrance was gained, the
same having been mad? after the
rain Sunday night, showing that
the robbery took place in the
early' morning hours. There was
also, on a dust-covered box. the print
of a corduroy garment, where1 the
housebreaker had probably sat down
The I" -. w s; not 'Mf'nvore.I unti
Mr. Kohn went to his safe Monday
morning to get change to pay a
Theic wes considerable confusioii
of ideas as to the best means to adopt
for tin1 capture of the criminal
Hume suggested bloodhounds be sent
for, but tile idea was discarded 1
cause of the lack of faith in re
suits. Mr. Kohn had tried the use
of hounds in a siniilc.r case-ami was
out an expense of about ?7."i.oa.
without results. So nothing, so far
has b-'en done. and the thiol' is appar
ently tree to enjoy his plunder in
Nearly every store in Ilayli has
been robbed at some time or other,
the Kohn store and the A. J. Ilorris
store having proven the favorites.
Tile biggest robbery pulled olf was
when the Hrashcr-Tliompson clot li
ing store was robbed about two
years ago, when men's clothing to
the amount of some ?200(i was car
ried off. in that instance the thieves
parked their loot in about a do.en
suit cases which they also took from
the same place. Although consid
erable otl'ort was made to catch
them, the thieves were navcr appre
hended. Part of the goods were
found and several apparently good
clues were picked up. That was
All these cases have borne the ear
in, irks of local work. Suspicion has
been plentiful, but it takes more
than suspicion to land these para
sites of the community behind the
bars, where they belong.
Some ten years ago a man wa
sent to the penitentiary for robbing
the Kohn store. At that time the
thief dropped an envelope bearing
bis name, which led to his capture
and conviction. He lived near
Ilayli, and was sent to the peniten
tiary for three years. Ho doubt
less has his freedom now, but his
whereabouts are unknown.
About four years ago two young
men wore caught about two hours
after they had broken Into and
robbed A .1. Dorr's' store. Tlioy
were jailed, plead guilty and wore
sciuenced, but were paroled to a
rank stranger, who might have been,
lor nil that was known, one of the
thieves. All disappeared and have
not lieeii seen here since; but while
not seen, they may have been here
in the night time, having been so
loyally treated, and in the belief, if
they were caught, the "strong arm"
of the law would stand between
them and barred doors, as it had
done for them before. Such len
iency (?) on the part of our courtis,
probably moro than anything clso,
accounts for so much of this class
of thievery, and also discourages cit
izens and ofllcors in their attempt to
make captured, especially where
there is so much trouble and ex
pense. Talk about anarchy, Bolshevism
and the Ku Klux Klitu what are
tlio property owners to do, if not
rely upon the shotgun for protec
tion? It seems that all else has
lost Its influouco and ceuBed to
PETIT JURORS ARE CHOSEN
Last Friday at the session of the
County Court, the following names
were drawn to serve as petit jurors
for the March term of the Circuit
Court, which will convene on March
Little Prairie Township
Principals J. It. Moore, L. It.
Watkins, John Scott, Clyde Farrow,
It. H. French. Alternates J. V.
Carmean, .1. It. Martin. Clint Cun
ningham, Pleas Lynn, Tom Medlin.
Principals L. A. Hopper, Joo
Urasher Jr. Alternates I. G. Pow
ell, Klsworth Watson.
Principals W. N. Holly, Georgo
Gilliland. Alternates H. Holly C.
Principal Charley Frazier. Al
ternate Walter Miller.
Principals Harry Green. Tom
Turpin. Alternates Charlie John
son, John Shehan.
Principals S. II. Andrews, John
Morgan. Alternates Karl Coppagc
J. Is. Murphy.
Prineiuals Nelson Rankin. On.
Mcrrell. Alternates .lcse Gwin,
C. D. Sorrel 1.
Principal A. A. Newman,
termite T. V. Schoonover.
Little River Township
Principal Charley Coates.
ternatr Rubo Lester.
Prin.-iptls G. W. Rone, Harrison
Ijaync- Alternates Henry Joters.
Principals Roy Hughes, Clint
jimmerson trial mr. harding
nextmonday; quits again
Jury Venire Already Ordered, and President Still Wiggling and Wali
the Taking of Testimony Will Like-, bling as Usual. Now for Bonus;
ly Begin Early in Week. " ! Now Against Bonus.
BAND TO BE REVIVED
'ihe second trial c'. SheivMI .p.m.
merson, charged with shooting and
killing Dr. L. H. Brannon last Sep
tember, as ho sat in a chair in a bar
bershop in this city, is set to begin
next Monday at New Madrid. Judge
John G. Slate of Jefferson City, who
came to New Madrid in January to
preside over the first trial, which re
sulted in a bung jury, will again
return to conduct the trial which is
to begin Monday.
On account of widespread agita-
"In July, 1921, President Harding
warned the Republican leaders in
Congress that the enactment of a
bonus law at this time would
'greatly imperil the financial sta
bility of our country., " says the
"The I'nited States is no bet
tor oil' llnanclally and economically
than it was in July, 1921. On the
contrary, it is worse, and the Govern
ment's revenues for the coming year
are certain to show a heavy reduc-
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uon in developing senumcni agaius.Uo1 Kvorv argument that Mr.
him, Jimmerson was granted a change ,Ianli)1K Olnlovc.tl H0Ve months ago
of venue to New Madrid county, and Lgalnst tlu, 1)onus )in is as convincing
when his trial was called in January, I mjw .ls u was then Nothing has
the defense, upon the plea of prcju- ,.hangpll except the President him-
funcliou. while a good load of shot
is as effective as it always was.
This is what the laxity of the law i
forcing upon Hi citizens of thi--'ountry,
and when, driven to indi
vidual protection, tliev band '.heni
Hilvos together for that purpose,
it is not to evade justice, but to de
mand and secure justice in the
only effective wa within their re..eh
The work of evil-doers will not have
to bear much hc.v'or before the good
people of this community will hac
to band themselves together for mu
tual protection. Already there is
considerable talk of this nuve
dice on the part of til" trial judg?,
asked that he be disqualified, which
was done, and Judge Slate substituted.
The venire from whom the jury i
is to bo selected has already been ,
summoned, and the witnesses having
boon ordered to be on hand at the
above date, without further notirs,
it is probable that the trial will open
early in the week.
Much interest is felt in the case, '
Prof. Heed of Curuthcrsvlllc, lead
er of the band there, has been secur
ed by the local band boys to give in
structions, for which purpose he will
come over each Thursday, and dur
ing the day give private lessons, and
at night instruct the band. Hnyti
once had the best band in Southeast
Missouri, and with but little effort
can have the same again. About
twelve of our young men have already
agreed to take part.
VISITED OLD HOME
self, who has begun to shift and
"Mr. Harding is still against the
bonus legislation, but with reserva
tions. He will assume no personal i
responsibility for it, but he is willing (
that Congress shall take the respou-l
sibility for it. He will not suggest a I
method of taxation by which the mon
ey to pay the bonus can be obtained,
but Congress has his permission to
get it anywhere it can find it. He is
John Randolph spent the first of
the week in New Madrid county,
visiting Portagevillc, Point Pleas
ant and his old home neighborhood,
from which he came when he chose
to make his future home in Hayti.
Mr. Randolph says the prospects
look pretty gloomy in New Madrid
county this year for the farmers,
which is caused, he says, by them be
ing unable to obtain the finance to
carry them through crop time. Some
of the largest land owners claim
they are unable to borrow a dollar
on their real estate holdings, there
lore cannot furnish their tenants.
If litis condition is not overcome be
fore crop time, it means that much
land will go untitled this year.
GOT COLD FEET
Caruthersville Republicans Lay Off
From Putting Out City Ticket in
but the passion that inflamed tJ'0 . , , ....
. , ' . ,, ,.,.,!. pledged to neutrality
1U1J1I1S (IL IIIUII IllIIIIUtllMli:!? IUI1UM li-ft
Only the future can tell whether
Germany can come back without
the tragedy is not so much in evi
dence, but instead, there prevails m
more marked desire for justice to be
meted out with fairness to all con
cerned, let the result be what it
There is always one lamentaM1
"Last July when tho President pro
tested against bonus legislation Con
gress heeded his advice and his warn
ing, but the congressional elections of
1922 were then 1G months otf. Now
they are only nine mouths olf, and the
Mildier vote is estimated at fully 4 -
- For seed potatoes and onion sets
first of the week in the interest of
-Log Cabin syrup at Colbert's.
thing about trials of this sort the """-O""- That is why Congress is now
delay of the courts. Tho blame for insKt01,t nnrt wh tnc ''resident has
this does not lie so much at the door
weakened. With the elections 16
months away, Mr. Harding felt tint
;'.io could afford to show concern
about "the financial stability of our
country." With tho elections only !'
months away the financial stabilit
of the country is a manor of s-oeond-
- ary consideration in eonip iriMin with
Alternates Bud Bivins. a pecuniary appeal to 4,000,000 voters
of individuals as it does to the w.Itr
ten codes, which are full' of all sorts
of loopholes and technicalities. This
is why so many go through the mills
of justice without a scratch.
Principal Jesse Head,
nato Floyd Jenkins.
Principal G. Henderson,
nate A. Klingcnsniith
at the expense of the Treisury.
"Again in July, 1921, Mr. Hard
ing expressed tho opinion that the
payment of a bonus would serious!.
impair the ability oi the Govern
ment to discharge its obligations to
the former service men who are dis
abled, incapacitated or dependent.
That item alone accounts for $400,
000,000 in the present budget and
the argument that Mr. Harding em
ployed last July has lost none of Us
"The bonus bill as it stands is the
most sordid and reckless raid that
was ever made on the I'nited States
Treasury, and the President cannot
escape his own share of the respon
sibility by keeping on the other side
of tho street while Congress sand
bags the taxpayer He can acquire
no certificate of virtue merely by ab
dicating his leadership and washing
his hands of his party in the Senate
and the House."
We are Indebted to tho editor ot
our esteemed contemporary, Tho Re
publican, for the news that the Re
publicans decided not to put out a
city ticket In Caruthersville, as was
reported would be done, as was com
mented upon to some length and con
siderable severity by this paper last
The editor of The Republican says
it was not contemplated, In the first
place, to put out a Republican city
ticket, but. that the primary object
to secure better representation among
the judges of election, which was
done. After that accomplishment,
the convention then endorsed Morrell
DeReign for mayor, which would in
dicate that he is to have unanimous
support. That was the right thing
to do, which is to be commended, and
this paper does so, unhesitatingly.
We are sorry that the affair bore up
on Its face a different look, but our
former remarks were only intended
to nip a bad practice in the bud. If
a house smokes like it is on fire, the -o
is no time to wait, if the fire is to be
put out. And if our remarks wero
instrumental in checking this politi
cal lire, wo believe the drubbing v.c
gave will not be misunderstood, nor
leave any incurable sore spots on the
hides of those we touched.
ftcr all, politics is a rough and
tumble affair, and those who engage
n it must expect to "take" if they
The example tho Caruthersville
factions have set in getting together
for the support of the mayor, is a
good one to be followed by all towns,
large and small. Officials so elected
will be under obligations to the
whole people, and being so selected
are pretty apt to be a man -worthy-of
But if our Caruthersville friends
were all going to vote one way, why
the importance of whom should bo
their election judges? So far as we
arc concerned we are willing to let
the object of the meeting go as above
stated, for that was the outcome of
it, but information from another
source lias it that the reason the
ticket wasn't put out was because
the "master minds" got "cold feet,"
and hacked up, because they feared
the whole compoodle would go down
Leonard's Garden Seeds
In The Bulk
HAVING DECIDED THAT 1922 WILL BE A GOOD YEAR FOR EVERYONE TO SAVE, WE WANT TO
HELP START YOU OFF RIGHT. SO WE PURCHASED THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF
Leonard's Bulk Seed
EVER TO BE SHOWN IN HAYTI. LEONARD'S BULK GARDEN SEED BOUGHT OF US WILL MEAN A
SAVING OF FROM 200 TO 500 PER CENT, OR FROM TWO TO FIVE TIMES AS MANY SEED IN BULK
FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY BOUGHT OF THE ORDINARY PACKAGE SEEDS.
CAPITALIZE YOUR BACK YARD PUT IT ON A PAYING BASIS. GROW YOUR OWN VEBETABLES.
OLD MAN HI-COST CAN BE DELIVERED A KILLING BLOW. HOW? BY PLANTING AND SUCCESS
FULLY RAISING A LARGE TL0T OF GARDEN TRUCK. PRACTICE REAL ECONOMY HAVE A
GARDEN EAT VEGETABLES OF ALL KINDS AND CUT OUT THE MEAT DIET.
Don't put it off any longer; get your wants of seed:
sack yours for Bulk Seeds.
together and come to our store NOW. We are ready to
-HEADQUARTERS FOR BULK SEEDS-
Wells Drug Co.
The REXALL Store
Del Monte Spinach, Apricots,
Cherries, Peaches and Pine Apple at
L. L. Lefler was in St. Louis the
pects to enlarge considerably this
his hardware business, which he ex-spring.
More new residences have been
built in Hayti the past twelve months
than any other town of Itsslze in
C. S. Scott, the monument deal
er of Caruthersville was hero last
Monday seeing nfter his interests.
Watches for both ladies and
gents, at Turnbaugh's Jewelry Store,
It seems that many fail to realizo
that freedom of speech is for those
who know the speech of freedom.
For poultry and rabbit wire,
Chief of Police, W. E. Robertson,
attended to business in Caruthors
For window screen, go to
There is not a vacant business
house In Hayti. That speaks well
fo rthe towu.
Tho world will be nearer tho mil
lennium when wars hecomo as
hard to make as peace.
Fresh cakes and crackers, at
Ed Gotcher was in Caruthorsvillo
Monday attending to business,
-Oil, per Gal. IDe, at Colbert's.
Got a big bundle of newspapers
at The Herald office for a dime.
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