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THE CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT
BEN IT. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1891.
VOL. XVI.-NO. 12.
I U SNGKLM ANV.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offlee at store on Harmony Street,
CAPE CIRAROEAU. MO.
& S. HARRIS.
Physician and Surgeon
Office In tear of Trlckf j' Drug Store, corset
f Independence and Spanish Street. CP4
cirarneau. ff special attention fives M
Surgery and L. leases of Females.
H. A. ASTHOLZ.
secretary Building and Loan Association.
Secretary Soutneadern District AfTio-at-SnrsJ
Society. Oiace, Court-house.
Do Tour Insurance Business
In rompanj whose record In Urn ptitba
rursale for the future. In fur la l
HOME, OF SEW YORK.
LEO DOTLH, Agent,
Kn J5 North Mala Street, Cap OlranMaav
Gap a Girardeau, - Mo.
Agent for tks followta
Reliable Companies i
Franklin Mutual, of 8L Tonla.
OtLzenn nurance Company. St. Louta.
Sjr.n.r.nMl Intui-ancs Conpur, 6prio
Tliew an three of the b-stand i
onijutni-r-a in thocuuntry.
New roods r-rwived weekly. Groceries al
ways fre-li. More co.ner of Fountain ao4
Hanuonj Streets. nor J.
Shop oi Main street, one door south of tLs
AU hinds o( t'rrsh Meats ani Sausajre ai
ways on baud. Delivery wagon run ererf
E. I). EXCEMLIM,
Millinery, Dry Ms
No. KM Harsaony Street,
CAFE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI
r. W. VOGT,
Stoyes ill Tinware,
Entire new stock, the latest Improved and
Iwtt ooktniraml Hea'tn toroi In the roar
tot. All kind of Job W0 k done in the best
manner and at moderate prloe.
ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC
A specialty and work fuanuteed first-class.
Meehanlaal and Surgical
tooei ail kinds of work In his line, and f oar
anteHi ail w rk dona.
Office at residence, corner Harmony and
Iron and Steel.
AlricflM Implements, It, Etc.
Areata of toe
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealer supplied at WtaorMll Prices,
37 and 39 Mala Street,
CAPB GIRARDEAU, MO.
RISER I WICHTERICH.
North Main. Strret.
A tali aa4 eaamplew Una f
Drags, Patent Medicine
Perfumery, Toilet Articles,
Stationery, JTottona EU
The husk of Indian corn is being used
Tor the manufacture of paper.
STr.AKHKRRiF.s grow even in cold
A laska, and now is the season for them.
Acoriiixg to expert fijrures. the per
manent tramp population of the United
Mates Duunliers 00.000.
Mrs. Lavina Fili.mokk, a n'lativc
of President Fillmore, has just cele
brated her one hundred and fourth
birthday. She resides in Clarence, N. V.
Ix southern Arizona there prows a
plant from which rope and twine that
will almost never wear out can be
made. It is the mescal plant. Hut
very little of this rope lias been made
A philological statistician calcu
lates that in the veer 2000 there will be
1.700,000.000 people who speak Eng.
lish, and that the other European Ian-
(mares " ill be spoken by only 500.000,-
Vklikiikiks having been introduced
in the regular service of the Kussian
army, as reports!, an ofticial name of
Slavonic origin has been devised for
them. The new name is samoskaty.
The little king of Spain does not
know Ins letters yet and all mental
education has lieen forbidden him. He
is so fragile and puny physically that
the slightest exertion of the miud
A. ST -l.l.,n.A . V. ...
of American girls it is reported that
nunin me last six montns one Hun
dred and fifty young women have
taken up timber claims in the state of
The oldest joekev on the turf, and
still one of the best of them, is Wil
liam Hayward, who rode l'rcakness in
the famous dead heat race for the
aratoga cup in 1S75. lie lives at
Eatontown. X. J.
Miss Srs.ix M. lit xki.kk has just re
signed the treasurership of the New
ton (Mass.) band, a position which she
lias filled for seventeen years without
once having to justify herself before
th2 board for errors.
A statistician has computed that a
man might add $.00 a year to his in
come by saving the clippingsof his hair
every time it is cut and having it man
ufactured into soft pillows, mattresses
etc. No hair is so soft as that of human
The costliest tlresses in the world are
worn by the women of Sumatra. Thoy
are made of pure gold and si'ver. After
the metal is mined and Muelted it is
f r.ned into fine wire, whi h is woven
into cloth anJ afterward Made into
A crniors fact in the early history of
pins is that when they were firs; sold
in "open shop"' there was such a great
jemand for them that a code was
passed permitting their sale only on
two days in the year the 1st and 2d
A tkemexikh's plethora of novels is
reported in Paris. For example. 4.V
000 copies of the last production of a
popular writer have br-en returned to
the publishers. It is sail that another
publisher has 3,Oao.O'JO volumes on
hand which are unsalable.
Dr. Vfrgara, of Villacienzo, prov
ince of Burgos Spain, has published to
the world the details of a strange easo
of sitstenation of life without food. A
married woman, aged forty-eight years,
residing near the doctor, has not taki n
nourishment of any kind for seventeen
years, except a little water every three
or four days. During all that time she
has not left her tied, hut lies in a state
of lethargy. Her condition is easily
mistaken for deatlt as she rarely moves
except when disturbed as by light fall
ing in her face.
Tiie late James Russell Lowell, says
the Itoston Herald, though a go-id
writer and speaker, never included the
lecture platform among his tastes. His
wit and his culture would have made
liim a favorite there, but the only
lecture, he wrote were those for the
fjowell institute and in his college
courses. Holmes Emerson and Agassiz
ill engaged in popular lecturing, but
Lowell, though having more of the
oratorical faculty than any of them.
preferred not to exercise it in this way.
His cleverness as an after dinner
-peaker was mostly developed aftr h?
vent as minister to England.
Some recently published lignres will
give an idea of the enormous growth of
British "'spheres of influence" in Africa
during the last fifteen years. In 17S
the total area was a little less than
2S0.00O square miles now it is only a
little less than 2.000,000 square miles
The West Coast colonies have increased
from 15.000 to 45.000 square miles and
Cape Colony and its dependencies from
540.000 to 500,000, while to these terri
tories must now be added the 400.00G
sqvare miles of the Koyal Niger Com
pany, the 500,000 square miles of the
South African Company and the 400.MX)
square miles of IEritish East Africa.
The most enthusiastic Yankee boom
er of New Hampshire's attractions is
outdone by the Lornhill Magazine,
whic. asserts that in some parts of
New Hampshire, where the glaciers
were unusually thick and deep, frag
ments of the primeval ice itself still re
main on the spots where they- were
originally stranded. Among the shady
glens of the White mountains there oc
cur here and there great masses of an
cient ice, the unmelted remnant of
primeval glaciers: and one of these is so
large that an artificial cave has been
excavated in it, as an attraction fot
tourists, by the Yankee proprietor. "
It is not an unheard-of thing for a
man to delegate to his wife the care of
his wardrobe and the task of keeping
the ran of his social engagements, but
who ever heard of a man who had to be
sent to his meals? In Brunswick, Me.,
there is snch a man. His wife was
awar and he was to take his meals at a
restaurant The first nay of her ab
sence be paid no attention to the sup
per hour, but kept right on working
nntil it was tune to close his place of
business, when he went, home and re
tired without any supper. The next
day he went to his business early, never
thinking of breakfast till II o'clock.
It is related as a curious fact that
Paris, with a population of nearly
2,500,000 souls, has less than 100
negroes within its limits Statisticians
say that the whole of France cannot
muster a negro population exceeding
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
The business failures in the United
States during the seven davs ended on
the 21st numbered Sit, against
the preceding week and 193 for the cor
responding week last year.
Ix nearly all branches of trade busi
ness was reported to be improving all
over the country.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the - M aggregated
51.o:fs.iTa.774 against $04O,27,a4O the
previous week. As compared with the
corresponding week of 1S90 the decrease
amounted to 10.6.
TiEprm.irAxs of Pennsylvania in con
vention at Harrisburg adopted a plat,
form which indorses President Har
rison's administration, the McKinley
bill, favors liberal pensions to soldiers,
approves the ballot-reform law. recog
nizes the rights of labor, and eulogizes
the course taken by Mr. itlaine as sec
retary of state. Pavid M. (Jregg, of
llerks county, was nominated for state
auditor, and John W. Morrison, of Al
legheny county, for state treasurer.
Ox the 19th President Harrison was
present at the dedication of the monu
ment erected at Itennington, Vt., to
commemorate the victory of the Ver
mont and New Hampshire militia
rndertlen. Stark over a detajhment of
llurgoyne's army. It was also the cen
tennial anniversary of the admission of
Vermont as a state into the federal
Ix the jail at Iluffalo, N. Y., Anna
orosowski and Catherine Schmidt
hanged themselves with pieces of bed-
H. (i. Mri.t-KiAX, John Lawton and
J. F. Ilickey v ere killed by the cars at
Utica, X. Y.
The failure of the Frederick Homer
Brewing Company of Brooklyn for
S.VW.0DO was reorted.
W. J. Arkei.i. tendered President
Harrison a banquet at Mount Mctireg-
V on the '.'0th in honor of his
I.kmox Ellsworth shot and killed
Mrs. Amanda Eitner. a widow aged 4:.
at Lancaster, Pa., and then committed
Ix New York flames destroyed the
buildings of L. H. Mace & Co., manu
facturers of refrigerators toys and
wood ware of various descriptions
Two 8ISTKRS Mary and Kate Waiton,
19 and rears old. were drowned bv
the upsetting of a boat at Dorchester,
At MelionaM Station, Pa., an oil tank
caught fire and burst, the lire destroy
ing many wells and buildings and 11,
000 barrels of oiL
Urox arriving in New York Capt.
Itakker. of the steamship Ouuura. re
ported that on his last trip out of New
York the stokers mutinied and that he
shot the ringleader, a socialist named
Ttvo iikk'K buildings in Park place.
New York, collapsed, over eighty lives
were lost and over seventy other per
sons were missing. An explosion
caused the accident.
At Pottsville, Pa., a cloudburst flood
ed many buildings causing a loss of
WEST AND SOUTH.
Ix the Kiowa and Comanche country
in Oklahoma gold and silver have been
found in paying quantities
IxnErEXPEXTs of Nebraska in state
convention at Hastings nominated J.
W. Edgerton, of South Omaha, for su
preme judge, and W. A. Jones of
Hastings, for regent of the state uni
At Lima. O.. over MM) pieces of skin
hare been grafter! to the body of Wil
liam Shaw, who was scalded in the
Standard oil refinery July 4. This
eclipses all previous skin-grafting oper
ations At Hanover, N. II., Frank Almy,
who most brutally murdered Miss
Christie Warden, a beautiful young
lady, several weeks ago, was captured
a haymow on the Warden home
At Dallas Tex., fire originating in a
telegraph office destroyed business
property to the value of S:!I2.000.
Ix Chicago the American Wheel Com
pany failed for ?I.M)0,OtiO.
Near Sanlorn. X. D., a hailstorm
destroyed over 7.000 acres of grain.
Ix Minnesota and North Dakota the
Red Iliver valley was the last to gather
its wheat crop, but the returns are said
to discount any previous year. Of
wheat alone then- is a crop of over 40,
000.000 bushels not to speak of millions
of bushels of other grains besides other
crops and live stock, resulting in a per
capita income to its people greater than
that received by the population of any
equal agricultural area of America.
A mill Wilms died at Terre Haute,
Ind.. at the age of 92 years He was
the oldest veteran of the rebellion in
Indiana and one of the first members
of the ;. A. R.
Ix the penitentiary at Columbus O.,
Edward Hlair was hanged for the mur
der of Arthur Henry at Hartsburg
March 17, 17.
Forn men William Janz. (i. A. Mc
Neil, Robert Blackburn and Alexander
Bairon were killed at the Black Bear
mine in Idaho by falling earth.
Notice has been issued by the Great
Northern railway to its agents in
Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana
to not only observe the game law
themselves, but report any violation of
the same coming to their notice.
At Milwaukee Cardinal Gibbons con
ferred the pallium on Archbishop Kat
zer. Three masked men robbed an ex
press car in charge of J. T. Byne near
Collins station, t!a., of S20.00oI
The largest carrier of wheat from
original points in the world is the
Great Northern railway of Minnesota
and the Iakotas Last year single
stations in the Red river valley shipped
over a million bnshels each. This
year it is expected to beat any previous
Ix Nevada and Eldorado counties,
CaL, large tracts of land were being
completely denuded of buildings and
all kinds of vegetables by forest fires,
Ix and around Kansas City, Mo., and
Huron and Leavenworth. Kan., stones
unroofed stores and farm buildings
destroyed corn and prostrated tele
The death of Henry Worthington
Beckwith, United States consul at Ber
muda, occurred at his mother's home
near Hinsdale, HL, aged 28 years.
Mrs. Baxitowser, of Alexandria,
Vs., during a fit of temporary insanity
drowned her 13-months-old baby, then
brained her 8-year-old boy with a
hatchet and attempted to take her own
lite. She would recover. I
I x Brow n county, lnL, peaches and
other grow ng crops were seriously
damaged by wind and hailstorms, iif
ty acres of corn in one locality were
At Cumberland, Wis.. George Fuv
sell, an old resident, and bis grandson
were drowned by the upsetting of a
Three little children of George Ham
ilton, of Ironttn, O., were suffocated
in a tool chest during the absence of
their parents A stick fastened in tbo
staple of the chest indicated murder.
Ix Macon county. Ma, crops were
washed away and hundreds of live
stock drowned by an overflow of the
TnE percentages of the baseball clnbs
In the National league for the week
ended on the 23d were: Chicago. .814;
Boston, .588; New York. .577; Phila
delphia, .520: Brooklyn, .479; Cleveland,
.456; Cincinnati, .399; Pittsburgh,
.394. The percentages in clubs of the
American association were: Boston,
.C92: St. Lonis .USo; Baltimore, .550;
Athletic .514; Columbus, .4A5; .Milwau
kee, .441; Louisville, .345; Washington,
Turocciioct the northwest hanl
frosts were reported on the 22d.
portions of South Dakota ice formed
on shallow water, and in Colorado
A SiOB lenched Lharles Hawkins a
desperado, at Shelbyville, Ind., for fa
tally shooting Dan Bruce, the city
A freight train went through a
trestle near Tula, Miss, killing two
men and fatally injuring three others
Ax unknown man robbed James Gor
man, a bachelor, who lived with bis
sister near Middleton. Wis, of 520,000,
the savings of a lifetime.
At New Ulm. Minn., a monument in
memory of the massacre by the Sioux
in I860, by which 1.000 people lost their
lives was dedicated.
At Wheeling. W. Va., a fraudulent co
operative company collapsed after
swindling 14.000 persons out of over
Xeaii Clanton, Ala., Ray Porter
(colored) was lynched by a mob for the
murder of Henry Parr, a young white
The death of Chester D. Hubbard,
who from 15 to 1S69 represented the
Wheeling (W. Va.) district in congress
as a republican, occurred at Wheeling,
aged 77 years
A scheme was perfected by the Kan
sas Farmers' Alliance to establish a
system of cooperative stores in every
county in the state.
.loiix Safford and Thomas Steven
son, two farmers of Ottawa county,
Kan., took refuge during a storm in a
barn and the building was crushed by
the wind and both were killed.
While bathing Bella Nichol, aged 9
years, and her brother Willie, aged 6,
were drowned at Brockville, Ont.
A scaffold at Nordenhamm, Ger
many, upon which a large number of
men were working collapsed, killing
fourteen men and seriously injuring
The Canada crop of wheat this year
exceeds anything in the history of the
dominion, it being estimated at 63,009.
000 bushels of which 33,000,000 bushels
will be for export.
The Anglo-Australian bank at Mel
bourne suspended with liabilities of
A kaxch owner named Marciano Me
dina, living in the United States of
Colombia, has confessed to murdering
his thirteen children. He objected to
the expense of bringing them up.
Mme. Patti will make an operatic
tour of the United States in the late
an jmn and winter.
C.vsr ai.ties in the recent hurricane
on the island of Martinique grow with
each additional report Two hundreJ
and eighteen persons were killed in
the coast towns alone, and many lives
were lost in the interior villages
Near Valparaiso. Chili, a terrible
battle was raging on the 22d between
President Balmaceda's forces and the
insurgents and over 3,000 soldiers had
Stories of misery received from Rus
sia are almost incredible. In Bessara
bia peasants were selling their children
in order to buy food.
' AT EH.
.Messrs Bi'Ttekwoiitii, Handy and
Peck, of the foreign commission of the
Columbian fair commission, have bad
satisfactory interviews with the Rus
sian ministers of foreign affairs and
finance upon the subject of Russia's
participation in the fair. Both prom
ised that they would co-operate in the
heartiest manner, and promised that
llussia will surpass her previous efforts
in international exhibitions
A crazv man named Anderson, who
had been attempting to sell tickets to
Heaven for nfty cents and to hell for
ten cents, in the streets or Dulnth,
Minn., on the 24th attempted to shoot
(Jeortre Ruplcy. general manager of
the Lake Superior Elevator Co., of that
Chaxcellor vow Cafriti has ac-
;vded to the request made by United
states Minister Phelps and will allow
ilerr Wcrmuth. the German commis-
.ioncr to the Chicago fair, to accom
wnv the American commissioners
when they return to the United States
Tun Krense Zeitung of Berlin promi
ses a scries of articles on the Russo-
French entente and the feverish excite
ment prcvauing in France, and de-
lares that it sees the coming of a storm
which, however, Germany is fully pre
pared to meet
ActTE trichinosis prevails at M uhlan.
near l'lanen, baxony. Many people
are ill, and several have died from eat
ing infected pork, evidently of Ger
man breeding. The local inspector of
meats has been dismissed from office
Two freight trains collided near
Palmer, a small station on the North
;rn Pacific railway 30 miles east of
Tacoma, ash., on the 24th. Engineer
David Young and Fireman Frank
Cooper of the west-bound train were
The receipts of wheat at Kansas
City, Mo., on the 24th, were 667 cars.
which is the greatest number of ears of
wheat ever received there in one day.
The largest number received in one day
heretofore, was 601 ears, in 1SS2.
The canning houses of Maryland are
buying peaches as low down as fire
cents a basket, and hare had to refuse
offered invoices at that price because of
the lack of tabor to handle them.
The tenth annual encampment of the
Sons of Veterans met in Minneapolis,
Minn., on the 24th, with about 3,000
members of the order in attendance.
TnE socialist workingmen's congress
at Brussels passed resolutions on the
24tb. condemning the sweating system,
of piece work-
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Wssoorl and the World's Fair.
Sedalia has been selected as head
quarters for the . Missouri World's fair
commission, and Secretary Green will
locate bis office there. The four ladies
constituting the ladies' auxiliary Mrs.
J. X. Edwards and Mrs. Patti Moore,
of Kansas City; Mrs. S. P. Sparks and
Mrs. Blenncrhassett of St Lonis will
be located at different points in the
state, with the chances of Mrs. Edwards
going to Sedalia, where she lived for
several years, and where everybody is
her friend. The executive commis
sioner will be selected at a meeting
to be held in St Lonis September
2, and the city where he will
make his headquarters will also be
chosen at that time. As soon as the ap
pointment is made the commissioner will
enter upon his task of collecting the ex
hibit Secretary Green states that a
committee consisting of himself. Con
gressman Frank and Hugh McGowan
will visit Chicago and appeal to the
national board to change the site that
has been allotted to Missouri, as it is
not considered a desirable one. Gov.
Francis and President Gentry will bo
invited to accompany the committee.
Mr. Green says the site is a fine one, S'i
far as the ground is concerned, as it is
high and dry, but when Mississippi,
Louisiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania
shall have erected their buildings Mis
souri s site will, in effect, be up against
the back fence of the grounds away
from the great buildings and chief
points of interest of the exposition.
An effort will be made to secure the
site allotted to New York, which state
has not as yet appropriated a dollar for
an exhibit at the exposition.
World'. Fair Xurslnc Stair.
Miss Mary Cummins a professional
nurse of St Louis has received the ap
pointment of chief nurse to the World's
fair hospital, to take charge when the
fair begins Miss Cummins is the lady
who had charge of the hospital ward
nndcr the auspices of the Martha Par
sons hospital management at the St
Louis exposition last year, and atti act
ed a great deal of attention by herdem
onstrations in nursing and bandaging,
using a wax figure. At Chicago she
will employ twelve wax figures and
twelve trained nurses and, in connec
tion with this business of object teach
ing, will be prepared to handle any
emergency cases that may occur on the
exposition grounds Miss Cnmmins will
also have a place in the St Louis expo
sition this year to show how hospital
nursing is done.
Vt'a it Karthqoake.
Residents in the western and south
ern portions of St Louis were startled
about 8:45 o'clock the other evening by
a vivid flash of lightning, followed iu
about thirty seconds by what was pro
nounced by some to have been an
earthquake. The earth trembled and
shook for almost a minute, the shaking
motion being accompanied by a heavy
rumbling noise. It seemed like a
great roll of thunder, and died away
in the distance with a low muttering
sound, and then broke forth strain an
if to give a parting shake. Windows
rattled, crockery was shaken and in
some iustanccs fell to the floor. The
air was still, the atmosphere oppres
sive, and the sky was overshadowed
with an angry cloud.
A Drunken Jnstlee.
Several months ago John L. Ganz-
horn, of Kansas City, was surprised
and all good citizens disgusted at his
election as justice of the peace. Since
his election John has been on one con
tinual drunk. The other day he en
tered a saloon, put np his long flowing
beard at auction, and knocked it down
(or rather cut it off) to the highest bid
der 845.50. He was arrested a few
minutes later on information filed by
the prosecuting attorney, who charged
him with "attempting to hold court
while drunk," and the justice, accom
panied by his "horn" and "jag," was
sent to jail.
tele or Wild Animals.
Quite a crowd of showmen and ani
mal buyers was attracted to St Louis
a few days ago by the sale of a number
of animals owned by the fair associa
tion. The animals consisted of lions
bears elk, deer, leopards camels etc,
and were disposed of at fair prices
The choice animals were not disposed
of, only those that had grown old and
feeble. The city of St. Louis pur
chased a few, and will use them as a
starter for a collection in Forest park.
Cause of the Ilelar.
The last congress appropriated 850,-
000 to purchase additional tract of land
and make certain necessary improve
ments at Jefferson harracks The quar
termaster-general has drawn up the es
timates, but nothing further has been
done in the matter. The delay is occa
sioned by the refusal of the legislature
of Missouri to cede jnrisdieation to the
general government over the land it is
desired to purchase.
Psrnell In St. Loots.
The present indications are that
Charles Stewart Pamcll will not get a
reception on his visit to St Louis It is
claimed by leading Irishmen that
Ihey are the most forgiving race in the
world, but there is that about the Par
nell case which they feel they can not
Walter II. Joslin. and employe of the
Missouri carshops in St Louis was ter
ribly burned about the feet by upset
ting a pot of molten lead on them.
A cloud-burst occurred near E as ton,
Buchanan county, the other day. turn
ing the small streams into torrents.
Piatt river rose twenty feet in ten hours
The reunion of ex-confederates at
Kansas City was a successful and pleas
ant affair. Among the pleasing features
was a barbecue of cattle and sheep.
St. Lonl Sned.
Wm. BrickiH and others have sued
the city of St Louis for 8196.370 for in
fringement of a patent upon a water
beating device for fire-engines. -
A Fatal Fait
At Sedalia Alex. Smith, while en
gaged in stretching a rope across the
street for a traveling performer, fell 30
feet, receiving fatal injuries.
Caased bv Llhtaln;.
During a storm in St Lonis lightning
track J. H. Pocock's can factory, and
the establishment was burned. Loss,
100,000, insurance, 860,000.
Took roisoa. I
Wm. Vinninga, who dealt in grain at
Osborn. De Kalb county, committed ,
suicide by taking poison. lie leaves a
widow and two children. j
MISS0UKI SCHOOL BOOKS.
The State School Text-Book Com
mission and Its Work.
Aa Estimated Having of 0100,000 Annually
to the Peopl of the Stmt The Coav
aalMoner' Address to the Peo
ple -The Price of Book.
The Missouri School Text-Book com
mission has awarded the contracts for
supplying the school children of the
state with text books but to whom was
not given out It is estimated that
about 48 per cent will be saved on the
price of school books and that this will
aggregate nearly 8200,000 annually to
the people of the state. The following
report of the commission was given for
Jeffs aso ii CTrv. Mo.. August 33, 1991.
To the PeopU of Uiwmri:
U'e, the member of ttie Missouri School
Text-book commission, present to the peo
ple of the stale of Missouri the following
report as sliowin: the results of oar labors
upon the saltl commission.
Pursuant to the requirement of the law
creating the commission , we met on the 8th
day of July, IS1. and proceeded to adver.
tise for the lowest and beet bids from all re
liable publishing houses In the United
states, at which any such house would fur
nish any one or more of their standard
school books for nse In the public schools
in this slate for a period of live years
On August S. lttll, the expiration of the
time allowed by said advertisement for fl I
ine bids, the commission convened at the
omee ot the president thereof, in the City of
Jefferson, and proceeded at once to open
said bids and examine sid books aecom
panylnx the su me, and selected from said
bids and samples the following list of books
to be contracted for:
Netiuflej'a Reading Charts, revised edi
tion. New Franklin Headers, five-book series,
Primer and First Reader combined, the llrst
four books iu board and the flfth In full
MrUuffev's Klectric spelling Book, revised
Uranimar Hyde's Practical Lessons In
the use of Euglisb, two-book series, with
Hay's series of arithmetics revised edi
tion. New Primary, Elementary nd prac
tical. iieographies Butler's Elementary and
Complete, Missouri edition bound in clotli.
History-Barnes Br.ef History of the
l niteil Mates, standard edition, in clotli.
Civil Government, Townsend's Shorter
Course, with Missouri constitution and six
teen paires of approved comment on Mis
souri state government and institutions
Physiology, three-book series tiood
Health of Children, and Lessons of the flu
man Body, by O. M. Brands, and Steele's
Penmanship, analytical system, seven
In order to show the results of our labors
we herein give the prices at which the above
named school books will be furnished to the
pupils of the public school of Missouri for
the next live years.
charts, nia.-iilla on roller, price l; former
New Franklin Primer and First Reader
combined, contract price, 12c; exchange
price tretumingold First Reader). 7e;fonner
ret ill price of r Irst Reader now in use, Willi
out Primer, &c; new retail price o( the New
Friuiklln First Reader and Primer combined.
Li 1 5c, a suving iu price of II t ie. New
Franklin Second Reader, contract price. lHc;
exchange price. 10c; former retail price for
Second Reader now In use, ije, new retail
price. Ill 4 -Sc. a saving on the price of the
fecoud Reader of 23 1-5e. Third Reader,
contract price, 2Sc; exchange price, l&e;
former retail price ot Third Reader now in
use. iiOc; retail price under contract, 77-lc, a
saving on one book of 3.sc.
Fourth Reader Contract price, 35c; ex
change price, 2(lc; former retail price of the
Fourth Reader now in use, 7uc; saving on
book, m 2- 5c.
Fifth Rea'ler Contract prlce,45c; exchange
price. 27c; former retail price of r ilth Read
er, lie; retail price under contract, ift-ic;
saving. 4Tl,e on book.
Tile New Franklin Readers will replace the
ri-auers now in use in the schools
The former retail price of the readers, as
per report on Hie wilh the commission, I for
the series of readers most generally used
2.?5 The retail price of the series of new
FraukLn Readers for the series sdnpted is
II. ID 3 5, making the total saving l.tt 2-i.
These readers are substantially bound and
printed on the best of paper In clear, bold
type, with excellent Illustration and fine
si-l etlons from the best authors Any pupil
hiving an old reader now in use may ex--hangc
it for the new realer adopted of the
same grade by paying the above exchange
Mctiuffey's Eleetlc Spelling Book, revised
i-lition contract price, 14c; exchange price.
;.-; former retail price, 25c; retail price un
Jer contract, 15sc. saving by contract, 93 Sc.
tirauimar Hyde's Practical Lessons in the
t'seuf English, Book 1., contract price, 20c;
exchange price, 10e; retail prr.ee of corre
spondlug grauimurs now in nse,0t. There
tail price of the new book under contract is
saving on each book, Sc. Hyde s Prac
tical Lessons in English, Book II., with sup
plement, 3c; exchange price, 17c; retail
price of corresponding books now in use,
yxs retail price of book adopted, 3i4C; sav
ing on each book, Sll-c; retail price of gram
mar series in general nse, S1.50; retail price
of books adopted i fiiiic, aring on the
Arithnietio Ray's New Primary Arithme
tic, contract price. 12c; exchange price, Gc;
former retail price of same book now In use.
3. Retail price under contract 13 1-Sc, a
saving ofll4-5con each book. Ray' New
Elementary Arithmetic, contract price, 2Se;
exchange price, 14c Retail price of same
book now in nse. before contracting. Sue;
retail price under contract, 30 i-5e, saving
24 l-5c on each book.
Ray's New Practical Arithmetic, contract
price, 40c; exchange price, c. Retail price
of same book before contracting. 75c; retail
price under contract, 44c, saving 31e on each
Summary on Arithmeti Present retail
price of the series of arithmetics now In use
before contracting. I1-S5; retail price of
same books under contract r, saving 67c.
Tn s series ot book is now in general use in
the schools of the state, and therefore does
not necessitate n change, but we have con
tracted for them at a saving of 67e on the
series to the people of our stale.
(eographieaBntler's Elementery Geog
raphy, contract price 44c; exchange price
2-c; retail price ot corresponding books now
in use:75e; retail price under con tract. I" 2-5e;
saving on Elementary Geography. Vi 3-5e.
Butler's Complete Geography Contract, 4S
2-JC. saving on Elementary Geography, 2
S ;c Boiler's Complete Geography Con
tract price, 96c: exchange price, tie; retail
pr.ee ot corresponding books, SL75; retail
price under contract !LW 3-fic; saving in
price, OS 2-5e-
Snmmnrv on Geographies Present retail
price of Geographies now moat generally
used la 12.50; retail price under contract,
11.54: saving on series of Geographic. 9Se.
Number of pages In a aerie of Geographies
now most generally used. 196; number ot
page In Butler' Geography. 291. Advan
tage in number of page in Butler's series
over the one most generally In nse, ninety
five. Butler series I eenrely bound in
cloth, while the one In most general use is
bound la paper. Butler series contains
sixteen pages devoted to the geography and
history of Missouri, while the one most gen
erally in use lias but six page devoted to
History Barnes Brief History; contract
price, toe: exchange price, 4wc; former re
tail price of the same book, :L25; retail price
under contract, s-e, a saving ot t7e on each
book. This book we find to be In general
use in the schools of the state
Oil Government Townsend's Shorter
Course, contract price, 18c: exchange, SrSe:
former price at retail on same book, now in
general use In onr pnblie schools. sSc: retail
price under contract 4-e. saving, 31 1 Sr.
This book contracted for is a great improve
ment over the old edition in that It contains
a copy of the eonstltntion nf Missouri and
sixteen page devoted to a dlseovaloa of the
state government ot Missouri.
Physiology Brand' Good Heslth for Chil
dren ; contract price, 18c ; exchange price JaS.
Brand's Lessons on the Human Body; con
tract price. We: exchange price, rsc.
Steele Hygenie Physiology; eiatraet price,
ne: exchange price, ie. Former retail
price of lawbook. . a. retail -price under
contract He, saving tTe on each book.
The co-ait'Mioa kas mm at to chaags
from a tlifTk-a't two-book series la pbys'olo.
gy to an easier, more attractive and better
graded three-book aerie, to the Odd that
thl iniportnnt brsneb may be more fully
stndied in our pnblie schools Bat while w
have secured aa additional book by this
change, we have lessened the price ot the
Series, a follows: Former retail price of
the two-book aeries ILS5: retail price, under
contract, for the three-book series fL47 S-;
saving on s Tie. 37 2-5c
Copy-Book Analytical system of pew.
manship. elementary edition ;contract price.
4c a book. Analytical (advanced), S S-12e a
book. Former retail price, le a book. The
retail price of all these books will be printed
or stamped by the publisher on first page off
The exchange of books la the hands of tit
Missouri school t-xt-book dealer la the
new book contracted for I as follow:
Readers, even exchange, bonk for book of
corresponding grade. Spellers arithmetic,
grammars histories civil governments and
physiologies, exchange at wholeaal price,
book for book of corresponding grade for all
books on the shelve of dealer now la use
In the publie school ot Missouri and la
merchantable condition. Copy. book pub
lishers will take np stock on hand at cost,
paying therefor la new book at contract
For information concerning the date at
which local dealer can be aupplie-l with
the book adopted, dealers should write to
publishers while school officers and pa
tron should write their respective local
The book adopted may be Introduced any
time arn-r the contract 1 entered into, and
must be exclusively used after September 1.
We have carefully and laborlonsly exam
ined the books presented to n In connec
tion with tbo bltls and arguments, and h ive
selected and contr-ict-.-d forthe above-named
books with one oldTet in view the best in
terests of the people of Missoiir.
L. E. Vl'OLFB,
President ot Com.
K. H. Nobtom.
Geo. l, Osbobxb,
V. 8. Ha 1,1,,
T. J. IJXGLC.
The Tea Jacket.
The independent waist in its almost
limitless variety, is constantly gaining
in popular favor. One of the prettiest
confections of this sort is the tea or
matinee jacket To a great extent
fancy bodices of this sort are taking the
place of the tea gown. Not altogether,
for that becoming garment with its
long, unbroken, graceful lines has a
perennial persistence and never alto
gether ceases out of the land. The tea
jacket is the most convenient of gar
ments, particularly for ordinary occa
sions But substituting it for the dress
bodice a street costume is quickly trans
formed into a pretty and becoming ut
home neglige. These jackets are of all
sorts of dainty materials and in a great
variety of fancy forms By and by, the
combination of gray and red will be pop
ular and also very effective. The col
lars and cuffs are in red velvet The
fronts open over a full ivory svhite
chemisette of soft surah silk. The
upper and lower part of this chemi
sette is ornamented with a deep frill of
lace. Chicago Post
Some of the fashionable women of
Berlin have formed themselves into a
society "for the prevention of crime
against common sense" in the matter
of dress In particular do they inveigh
against the discomforts of the corset,
which, in Germany, is made longer and
stiffen and altogether more abominable
than anywhere else. Men are admitted
to membership, and are urged to miti
gate, by precept and example, various
stipulated enormities of their own at
tire. One clause in the circular reads:
'Male members are respectfully re
quested to teach their brethren that
trouser patterns are unfit for morning
coats waistcoats and Inverness over
coats" Under the eaves of the Schroeder
building there is a bird box which ia
nhabited by sparrows says the Lock
Haven (Pa) Democrat who one morn
ing coolly and deliberately hanged one
of their number for some offense, sus
pending it by the neck until death en
sued. The birds then tried to cut their
dead companion down, and picked its
neck m their efforts to do so until it
was much mutilated. They failed to
accomplish their object, however, and
the body was removed by one of the
spectators The birds had a thread
around the culprit's neck and he was
executed in first-class style, hanging
down several inches below the bird box.
The assessed valuation of New York
city per capita is five and a half times
that of Chicago, while the assessed val
uation of Boston per capita is eight and
a half times that of Chicago. If the
assessed valuation of Chicago were as
great per capita as that of New York,
the assessed valuation would be over
81,200.000.000; or if the assessed valua
tion of Chicago were as great per capita
as that of Boston, the assessed valu
ation would be 81,800,000,000, or larger
than that of New York. In spite of
the very low assessed valuation of prop
erty in Chicago, the total debt of Chi
cago per capita is less than a fifth of
the debt per capita of either New York
or Boston. American Investment
The Laramie Republican tells of a
man who recently visited the North
National park. When near the Moun
tain Home ranch, about thirty-four
miles from Laramie, he saw four boll
elk, ten deer and a herd of antelope so
numerous that he could not count them,
grazing all together in a little park
close by the roadside. He did not dis
turb them, and they paid no attention
to his presence, so he took a good look.
It reminded him of a visit to the zoolog
ical gardens in some eastern city to see
such a number and variety of animals
congregated together in so small I
The finest sables in the world are
owned by the czarina of Russia and the
duchess of Edinburgh, who inherited
those belonging to her mother, the
mother of the czar. The favorite bridal
gift of the Russian empress is one of
furs snd fortunate indeed are the re
cipients of the splendid specimens she
bestows Vi hen the princess Alexandra
of Greece wedded the Grand Duke Paul
of Russia, the czarina sent three dress
ing gowns of fnr to prevent the fragile
bride experiencing ill effects from the
change in climate.
It is related that while the young
German kaiser was watching a sham
battle between some Russian cavaliy
he asked the czar for permission to take
charge of one side. It was granted and
the kaiser proposed to show the Rus
sians what a real soldier, who was not
a shop-keeper nor a tailor, could do.
While he was following tuic tnirty-nve
in his book on tactics the Kussian sur
rounded his supposed army and he was
captured. It is said be went to his tent
and would not come ont for the rest of
Unn.hn-,1., Talrstrnw. mnA Ans-J.alv'
cups of sugar, three eggs half a cap of
mill. rn. tahtlMia of butter. tWO
teaspoons of cream tartar, one tea-
. , . v...
spoon OI BOSS IBII UmOK-g. J Id HV
lard, E'arm and Home,
MISSOURI EX-CONFEgERATES. t,
asaM ml gi in ssf the Mea who FwasjM
far the IMS CasMS f idltlna est taw Or
star The Haass, at Masb-awtUa.
The ninth annual raanioa of the Mis
souri State ex-Cxwfederate association)
at Kansas City was attended by over
5,000 veterans The parade was led by
Mai. John B. Breathitt. He was ae
eompanied by nearly all of the officers
of the ex-Confederate association of
Missouri, -ho are: Jame Baainermaii,
president; Harvey W. Salmon, vice
president; H. A. Ricketts, treasurer; W.
H. Barlow, secretary. Vkte-ntesirlenU
First district, Thomas H. Bacon;
Second district. E. Pitta; Third district,
B. G. Barber; Fourth district Dr. E.
McD. Coffer. Fifth district, John K.
Robinson; Sixth district. F.P. Bronaagh;
Seventh district, W. H- Kennan; Eighth
district, A. O. Anderson; Ninth dis
trict Frank Gaiennie; Tenth district.
George T. McXsmee; Eleventh district.
E. G. Williams' Twelfth district, W. C.
Bronaugh; Thirteenth district, D. C
Kennedy; Fourteenth district, Geo. W.
Carleton. Company A, Union veterans,
under Capt IL J. Taylor, acted as an
escort of honor. Got. Francis. Secre
tary of State Lesnenr, Senator K. M.
CockrelL CoL Robert McCulloch, CoL
R. M. Mnssnr. CoL Hiram M. Bledsoe.
Maj. Henry Newman, Chris Ellerbee,
Gen. Gooding and others were in the
parade. The bands played "Dixie" and
the "Star Spangled Banner".
Three or four of the veterans wore
confederate uniforms and occasionally
the "rebel yell" could be heard, but the
very best of fraternal feeling prevailed.
The paraders broke rank at Fifteenth
street and T roost avenue, where they
took cars for the camp ground, four
miles distant Immediately npon
their arrival at the park a
barbecue was inaugurated. Ar
rangements had been made to feed
an immense number of people and
were successfully carried out The ex
ercises at the park were opened with
prayer by Rev. Thompson la. Smith, of
Beloit Kas. the first chaplain commis
sioned in the southern army. Capt
Charles J. Bowers, of Kansas CHy, de
livered the address of welcome. He in
troduced Congressman Hatch, of Han
nibal, the orator of the day, whose ad
dress waa made np largely ot remi
niscences. He described Lee's surren
der at Appomattox, at which he was
present, and paid a high tribute to Gen.
Grant's magnanimity. He waa fol
lowed by Got. Francis, who, in the
course of a twenty minutes' speech, ex
pressed the hope that the descendants
of the men who fought for the lost
cause would not organize the Sona of
the Confederacy to keep alive the ani
mosity of the war.
of Randolph county, and CoL John B.
Stone also made speeches.
A registry waa opened. Each man
that signed his name paid a dollar and
got a badge. In this way one of the ob
jects ot the reunion waa completed
the raising of funds for the ex-confederate
One of the principal attractions at
the camp waa the old bullet-scarred
and blood-stained battle-flag carried by
the Sixth Missouri regiment The flag
waved from a tent, and again marked
the headquarters of the old regiment
The flag was made in 1861 by the ladies
ot Independence, Ma, and was present
ed to the Sixth regiment It was car
ried by Wm. Huff, who lived near Lone
Jack At the battle ot Corinth he was
wounded five times, and it is his blood
that stains the flag. His brother car
ried it on after he felL The brother,
Mr. John Huff, was present Only a
few of the Sixth now remain, bnt about
thirty-five were present and had their
pictures taken, with the flag. The sur
vivors declare that the flag was never
captured, but that just before the battle
of Vicksburg it was given to the wife ol
CoL Eugene Erwin. who hsa given it tc
the soldiers' home at Higginsville.
The business meeting of the Ex-Confederate
association was held at the
Coates opera house. Treasurer Kickett',
reports showed that during the past
year he had received 840,071.63 and had
disbursed 824,901.07, leaving a balance
in his hands of 815,170.53. Judge T. J.
Portia, of St Louis took advantage ol
an opportunity afforded to disclaim the
credit of having been the father of the
home at Higginsville, ascribing the
honor to Maj. J. 8. Melton. The elec
tion of officer resulted as follows
President, J as Bannerman,of St Louia-vice-president
at large. Harvey A. Sal
mon, of Clinton county. District Vice
Presidents First, Thos H. Bacon; Sec
ond, L. F. Pitts; Third, A. a Stone:
Sixth, F. P. Bronaugh; Seventh, W. H.
Kennon; Eighth, Henry Guibor; Ninth,
Frank Gaienne; Tenth, U. T. McXamee,
Eleventh, E. G. Williams; Twelfth. W.
C Bronaugh; Thirteenth, D. C Ken
nedy, and Fourteenth, 1L P. Catron.
The report from the St Lonis Daugh
ters of the Confederacy showed that
auxiliary to have contributed 81,694 to
the home during the year.
Senator George G. Vest spoke npon
the confederate home. CoL H. L. Pey
ton, of Corpus Chris ti, Tex., followed
with a few remarks. Senator Cockrell
also spoke. Among other things be
said that at the close of the war Mis
souri had 100,000 federal soldiers and
bad more men in the confederate serv
ice than any southern state except one.
Resolution i were passed pledging the
ex-confederate soldiers present to re
turn to their homes and work in behalf
of the home at Higginsville, and thank
ing the Daughters of the Confederacy
of Missouri and its several aoxiliariea
throughout the state for their earnest
work in its behalf.
r stand Old i
Henry Sharer, an Indiana fanner,
aear Blwmington, found a valuable
collection of old coins under a log.
They aggregate several hundred dollars
They Were Old Levers.
Ta. Ellsworth, a widower, aged 27,
killed Mrs. Eithier, a widow, aged 49,
at Lancaster, Pa, and then blew hi
brains oat They were old lovers.
Rudolph Sehimpff, a man of consider
able property and influence in Peoria.
HL. committed suicide in State Hooae
park by drowning in apooL
A Caaslld Daca.ltsc
Charles Schmitt, a collector for a St
lamia mnrt Arm. informed the police
that ha was abort 8100 in his socounta
nd asked to be arrested.
scklsse Tewaw Men.
A fatat accident on a lumber road in
Pennsylvania was caased by two young
men palling the block from nnder the
wheel uf a loaded ear.
Sect aa? Fasauy Aflkir.
C and K. Freeman, brothers, eloped
from Port Jefferson, N. J-, with Mrs
WUliamaoa and Mra. Skidmora, mother