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DEMOGRAT PRINTING CO., PliQlisHers. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1894.
Vol. XIX No. 12
ALWAYS FOR BOODLE.!:
The Biggest Thing of the
Kind in Southeast
It Has Affliliattons In iioth Parties.
Kut is Principally Democratic
It Huns With the Iron
The shameful swindle bv which
scliool cmluren of u ayne county we.v
defrauded out of nearly SJ.sWO at tne
last term of the Circuit Court, b
so-called compromise made by
Iron Mountain Railroad, with
county attorney and his assistant
P. Settle, and which was entered on
record by a complacent Circuit Judge,
has aroused a stoini of indignation in
Wayne county. The action of Sheets i
was no doubt in:ieneed by --ways that '
are dark." We understand lh;.t he:
said that he was going to move back '
to Xorth Carolina and "nefoiv he went I
he was going to try the .us- and
make some money out of it. . He did
T ti-f ?ht cae nn.l mio.-ti.-m n -i-A-
tne question now
is. did he make sonic money and is l.e
going back to Xorth 'arolina? About
two years afro in the presence of Mr.
Durham, of Wayne county, he ad
mitted that he had settled the case he.
was to receive one hundred dollars
from the Iron Mountain Railroad for
settling it. Ke pt scared, however.
that time and would not settle. :.nd his
associate. Hon. .i. H. iamy got man ;
ana quit Heeause settlement wast: t (
made. How much he los
the world will never know,
meantime the chief manipul.
t" 'n :
the Iron Mountain Raiin.ud in South
east Missouri, the Hon. Martin L. ;
'lardy, was pulling every string to
get that ugly case compromised for a :
song and sicg the song himself. So j
fin tTi um TTilA tn YUlt fli TTn t
M. R, Smith in the case, and if he had
been employed would have seeured for
the poor Democratic school children
of Wayne county this large sum of
money. This effort was defeated in
the 'our.ty Court by the quiet influence
of the slickest of county Judges, the
slick Judge Kubottom. This Judge
Kubottom is a brother-in-law of Jim
Hatton. and Jim has been laboring for j
years, in the interest of harmony, to ;
get th'j case compromised. Another j
railr-oari rre.T. who In hnri in '
the same direction was Col. Eli Klotz.
Theii Hiram X. Holliday. the big saw
mill man who belonirs to the Iron
Mountain Railroad used his influence I pantUes tne streets ot tnis city clad m
to accomplish the same und. Of course j be glittering robes of royalty. The
since he pays his men no money but j I:ltist wrinkle in these lines was sprung
cousins receivable only in his stores. ; by a Washington street storekeeper
he 'feels that popular education in j is morning by puffing a man in his
Wavne county 'would be detrimental ! window to advertise a new exercising
and'ruinons to his business. A large j machine. Tne man wore a sleeveless
school fund would mean better teach-! blue jersey, a pair of striped trousers
ers and more of 'hem. ' and a 0','c ftern detei-mination. and
This will give our readers an idea i r catching the public eye went
how things are done in Wayne coun- ' be v.as certainly a success, for he had
ty. Every candidate for Congress in ' '!'owd in ir"a' of him f!'om
that county prior to this year when moment he appeared until he left the
Judge Fox ran sr.d who could defy j v.-indow at l.' o'clock. His work was
the ring bad to put up boodle. Xoth- ' l "bow how the machine was used,
ing goes in Wayne v.ithor.t boodle, j ilEtl tnis hs in :ln easy and grace
Hon.'Martiri L. c'lardv has managed ! f"l manner which caught and held the
well for the Iron Mountain Railroad '
in Kaviny i-f ( rH. (KM for the cramunv. !
l" is one of the ablest men in Mis - ;
souri and when he undertakes to win a
cas he knows how to win it. Won-
ler if he won'
a I". S. Court
be appointed Judge of
The Cost of "irinIn l"p t lilldren.
James R. Roosevelt. Secretary of
the United States Embassy at London."
ha- lieen denied the ::o.(NH a year that
he asked for the maintenance of his
two children. :v boy of 14 years and
a girl of 12. Mrs. Roosevelt, who was
a daughter of William Astor, left in
trut for her -hildren a fortune, the
income of which i
estimated at S0.(KH j
Iving for S.IO.OiW of ;
a vear. In anol
this. Mr. Roosevelt said that he had a 1
jiersonal income of ?l-1.0(ht a year and
a salary of $2."itKi. which were consumed '
by official expenses, making it impos- ,
sible for him to maintain such an es-
tablishment as his children had been j
accustomed to before his wife's death, j
The brothers and sisters of the chii- '
dren's mother informed the referee;
that &M.009 a year was necessary for j
the 4 proper maintenance of the two
children, and John Jacob Actor wrote ;
to the referee that .10.000 a year was
none to large an amount to bring up
the children in a suitable manner.
Upon this showing the referee decided i
that the allowance of fctO.000 should j
be made, but Justice Barrett over-;
turned his decision and reduced the
allowance to $15,000. In his opinion
the Judge said that
he knew of no ;
principle or precedent that would jus- j paper man. ' "But what is his halluci
tify the Court in granting so large an nation?" asked the visitor anxiously,
allowance. "The income," he said, "He thinks he has money," answered
"should not be dissipated mere to ac-'the attendant, Badly.
ustom these children to luxury. When '
: they are of age they can do what they ,
. like with their own. In the meantime
they should be taught the value of i
: money and should he habituated to j
; prudence and moderation, rather than
to extravagance and the .rrariffeation
.f every luxurious desire. They should
have everything in ivason which their
situation calls for-thoroue-hlv too,
education, maintenance and healthful
' recreation, and. if necessary, the best
of Tiertienl eiv..e Vl-i..n tw.i-
and their needs, social or other-
! wise, are greater, the earlier allowance
can be judicially increased. Phila
l delnhia Ledger.
To shut Out Anarchists.
Huston Herald. Senator Hill's Anti
Anarehist bill, which has passed the
Sc;j;it-. pyts no the bars auainst all
foreign Anarchists, whether they have ;
beT, guilty of any over act or not. j
Chicai'o Tribune. The rigid meas-:
ures of foreign governments are driv- ;
I i-V10 Anarchists to the United States,
I Hrotnpi action should be taken to keep
i thelll OUi Ol
them back if they
! heconie active criminals after
! i: :-.
I Chicago Times. Xo law for
the criminal who 11
:he law shoukl
udt nts of socia
isMn Transcript. -
If the exclusion
of Anarchists con-
stitute a r.e.v departure in our legisla-
;tion. it should lie remembered that
! Anarchy i:; its organized warfare
;:ga;;:s: ail governments, whether im
perial, royal or : mocratic. is in it
self a new departure ia political agi
tation. Detroit Free Press. Those Anar
chists who are en route from Italy to
the United States should be headed
off. There is certainly legislation on
the statute books that is equal to pro
tecting the country against profes
sional cut-throats and assassins who
are too mean and too dangerous to re
main even in a country like Italy.
L,vc VeoVle ,n how Windows. .
Th:tt le introduction of the human
to in advertising is a good idea is
a well-known fact witness the ticket
scalper's cavalry brigade, the girls
who make up packages of candy in
shoii windows and the tall youth who t
attention of the multitude,
vas the same crowd which
(1 which stands on
sidewalk a little farther down on
the street and watches the man in the
window fry buckwheat cakes, but there
was more of it. It blocked the side
walk pretty effectually, and overflowed
ioto the street and into the store itself,
so that an employe had to stand in
the doorway and keep a clear passage.
A row of boys occupied front seats
next to the window and held to them
like grim death, in spite of the crowd,
it was not noticed that any abnormal
sales were made, and when the man
left the window for his dinner, the
crowd melted away to the place to
which all street crowds go. Boston
The Old Man's Occupation.
"What's Dick doing now?"
"Well. Dick, he's a-dootorin".'
"He's horse-trad in '.'"
"He's a-savin of souls."'
'Well. Tom he's sorter politicianin '
"Well, I'm sorter farmin' an" a
feedin of Dick an John an William
an Tom?" Atlanta Constitution.
A Crazy Newspaper Man.
"This," said the attendant, as he led
the way through the incurable ward of
the insane asylum, "is one of the worst
cases we have. He was once a news-
NICKNAMES MUST GO.
The Era of Old-style Names Has.
I oiue In A train.
The observant woman takes careful
note of the changes that are constantly
i -oin- "n a,K,ut in d,,es- nners
; and "- J-'enerally. One of the
m" " changes now taking
' ,ho V'P "way of the nick-
nauie anil the sensible return to tne
good old-fashioned cognomens of half
a century ago. .She who was baptized
Elizabeth practically ignored that
sterling name for years and was called
Bessie. Lizzie. Libbie or some other
weak and undignified "jiet name" but
nowadays she signs herself Elizabeth
Stuart Drown" and takes pride in her
j.nretty Biblical name. So. too. that
j charming girl who was wont to he
I called .lennie now comes boldly for
i ward and asserts herself as Jane: and
the C arrie or .Nina of a few years
since very properly writes herself
Even the dear and blessed word
mother was for a time counted un
fashionable, but the mother of to-day
first of all gives her children good,
honest names and then teaches them
to address her as "Mother." It is in
deed a cause for congratulation that
the little ones are leing called Ruth.
Esther. Reliecea. and other names
be too ; that have a meaning and a history:
directed ! for at the present rate of advance
against I ment it will not lie lonir before the use
! of nicknames will lie wholly a thing
' of the past, says the Delineator. There
; are really very few of them that are
i improvements on their originals.
j Woulu our little friend Dorothy gain
' anything by being called Doily? And
is not Harriet much more of a name
Kx-Speaker Iteed on the Democratic
It is useless to comment upon the
performance in the House to-day. It
fitly concludes a long and disreputable
career. From Mr. Wilson's lame
opening to the Speaker's unfortunate
and unjust allusion to Mr. Cockran it
was all of a piece a draggle in the
dust, a nauseous swallowing, a most
unsightly exhibition. The House
dealt with a bill that was not before
it lent itself to "perfidy and dis
honor." as the President says: and
not only uiu it. but clusr down for the
chance. The parliamentary law was
violated is a small affair, for it nas
not been unusual in this House: but
should proclaim with their
voices that they were to tight trusts
and monopolies and then go into a
course of action which made trust
shares go uji four points the very day
it was adopted demands that severe
reprobation which should accompany
false pretenses. As for the little bills
rushed through, the subterfuge is too
transparent for even a moment's con
sideration. It is pure humbug. They
pass a bill taxing sugar and coal a
real bill and then pass dummies pre
tending to repeal it. and all the same
Paper Teletcraph Poles.
One of the latest uses to which pajier
has been turned is the making of tele
graph poles. The paper pulp em
ployed is saturated with a mixture of
borax, tallow and other substances.
The mass is cast in a mold, with a
cone in the center, fonning a hollow
rod of any desired length, the cntss
pieces being held bv wooden keys
driven in on either side of the pole.
The pajier poles are said to lie lighter
and stronger than triose ol wood anu
to lie unaffected bv the many weather
influences which shorten the life of a
wooden pole. It i doubtful, however,
whether the paper pole will come to lv
anything like a rival to the iron pole.
which is now in high favor for the
carrying of all kinds of wire lines.
The value of iron telegraph poles has
been well tested under the most trying
conditions on the line between Eurojie
and India, and again across arid
stretches of country in Australia. In
sects that eat out the core of every
thing in the shape of wood, leaving
the shell only, and bird borers that
drill holes in the toughest of trees, let
the iron pole pass, and even wander
ing tribes cannot chop it up for fire
wood, although down in Australia
they have not yet quite gotten over
j their trick of making arrow heads of
the insulators it carries.
What Dry tioods Men Owe Cleveland.
Xew York Press: Mr. Henry Slaugh
ter, who is widely known in the whole
sale dry goods trade, commenting on
the extraordinary volume of business
which has been done within the past
two days, said pointedly:
"This shows how much the country
has to blame the Democrats for put
ting an embargo on commerce for so
long a time. Buyers are trying to do
the business of two months in a week,
and the result is general haste, con
fusion, and dissatisfaction. It is not,
I fear, a revival of trade. It is simply
the rush of current which for a long
time has been dammed up. Buyers,
in fact, are laying in smaller stocks
than I have ever known before, and
the general aggregate of sales will be
shown tin the first of the year to have
been far below what it should have
been. Consumers may. perhaps, be
offered goods at lower prices than
heretofore, but the low wages at pres
ent robs many of them of the power to
buy. The maddest men in the trade,
too. are the Democrats."
That isn't so queer when you come
to think of it. I believe I remember
seeing Slaughter parading before the
grand stand in October of 'i'2 and
Kuur years more or Grover:
tint tbey go and in be goes.
Then we'll be in clover!"
Scott ounty Ticket.
Benton. Mo., August 21. The
Demacratic primary election of Scott
County held to-day (returns nearly
ail in ) seems to indicate that the fol
lowing ticket has been nominated:
Representative. Albert De Reign: Prose
cuting Attorney. Joseph L. Moore;
Probate Judge. Charles A. Leedy:
Circuit Clerk. M. G. B. Stubbletield:
Recorder. Thomas F. Hinkle: County
Clerk. James McPheeters: Sheriff. W.
Ii. Batts: Collector. W. H. Heisserer;
President County Court. W. B. Bugg:
Associate Judges. Judges Albright and
James F. Evins: Treasurer. W. C.
Lamiiert: Assessor, A. W. Fizer.
A Huslness Manager.
Foreman You rememlier we cut the
men's wuges from 2 to il.Hi a month
or so ago.
"Weli. they are kicking about it,
and we can't afford to strike right
Lemme see. We cut them 10 ier
cent. Go back and toll them we will
naw raise wages 10 oer cent. Ten ier
cent tin $1.80 is 1 cents. In that way
we will give them back the same jier
cent that was taken from them and
still save two cents a day per man."
The .lury Iilsaerees.
The jury in the case of August Bier
wirih against John Grieb failed to
agree and the case will now go over
to the January term of court when it
will lie called for trial again.
He is Here to stay.
Kev. Father Hopkins has returned
to St. Vincent's College and he in-
foi-ms us that he is here to stay, j After supper there will be an stereop- j of the late turn down his 'next letter
Father Hopkius has been connected j tican entertainment. Hie music will j will show that he is waiting lor some
with St. Vincent's College for several j be furnished by the Cape Girardeau j thing to turn up.
years. Last year he was sent to Kan- 'Opera House Band. ; ... T . ... n . : . .
sas. but he has lieen returned to the
Coliege and he is glad to get back to
his old home. He is well known here
and his many friends will be pleased
to s"e him and shake his hand.
"The I'.oy Lecturer."
Rev. H. Chas. Pojie, late of Wilber-
force. Ohio, will deliver a lecture in
this citv August 2.1th. representing ;
with illustrated pictures upon an 8 foot !
canvass, .iito ot tne most prominent
negroes of the world. An exhibition j
of negro skill from the lth Century :
to the present age will lie shown. i
Tne lecture promises to be an inter-
esting feature and all should attend.
Mexieo-H I'nlucky Hay.
Tuesday is the unlucky day in Mex-
ieo. If you were born on a Tuesday
never- iimi.ir it. Yon nrobahlv have
b-en a disaster all your life, but jieo-;
pie will firmly believe that you are an
unlucky dog and have the evil eye into rules now. The lieople will rule later,
the bargain if they find that a Tuesday it is quite time to adjourn,
was honored with your birth. I know Indiana,)oli9 Journal: Bladders
a man who started on a Tuesday with have pu. upon the free Hst bllt
money to pay off the hands in a fac- here are not enoll?h in the markets of
tory near the city, and went instead to ,he wm.ld U) float the drovnin Democ
Acauulco. where he took the Panama
steamer. The Board of Directors of
the manufacturing company passed a
resolution affirming their undying
faith in his honesty, and attributed
his error to having started for the
mil! on Tuesday. Boston Herald.
Bottling Works Establishment.
The Cape Brewery and Ice Company
has broke ground for a bottling works
building. The building will be erected
this vear and next year the Cape
Brewerv will be furnishing as fine
bottled beer as any brewery in the eight engagements tQ lecture at $100 a meantime. country has been left
country. Now who will say that we ni?ht- He might use the money to get j t any financiai PyStem, and it
cannot compete with St. Louis in the h5s '"anny" of vagrants out of the j only a pittance of gold to main
beer business. Mr. Ruediger, Presi- House of Correction at Baltimore. tain the silwr and paper money on a
dent of the Cape Brewery and Ice New York Evening Post (Den.): We j gold standard. The situation bids,
Company is a first-class business man do not take an overwhelming interest j fair to be worse when a free silver
and h understands the brewery busi- in the new tariff fight in the Senate. House of Representatives shall assem
ness thoroughly. The public, we think, would prefer : ble at Washington next March.
GOOD LIARS COME HIGH.
A Boy Who AVouId Prevaricate for
It was such a bright boy who ap
plied to the grocer for a job that he
thought he would give him a little talk,
just for a guy. says the Detroit Free
"If I hire you.' he said. "I suppose
you will do what I tell you?""
'If I told vou to sav the sugar was
high grade when it was low. what
would you say'r"
The boy never turned a hair.
"I'd say it." he answered promptly.
"If I told you to say the coffee was
pure when you knew it had beans in
what would you say'r"
"I'd say it."
"If I told you to say the butter was
fresh when you knew it had been in
the store for a month, what would vou
"I'd say it."
The merchant was non-plussed.
"How much will you work for?" he!
inquired very seriously. i
"One hundred dollars a week." an-j
swered the bov in a business-like tone.
The grocer came near falling off his
"One iiundred dollars a week!" he
repeated in astonishment.
"With a percentage after the first
two weeks. said the ooy. cooly.
"You see." he went on. "first-class
liars come high, and if you . need them
in your business you've got to pay
them the price. Othewise I'll work
for 3 per." and the boy had caught
the grocer at his own game and got j
the job at three per. I
Judge Albert Astonished. ;
Judge Sebastain Albert caiied oa
the Dumocrat the other day and was
shown through the big printing office.
The Judge was astonishi&ed to see
such a fine printing office in Cape
Girardeau. He is an old citizen of
Cape Girardeau and quite an old man.
and he said he never expected to live
to see a printing office here like the
Democrat office. "Why," says he.
"there- is no excuse for our people to
send to St. Louis for their printing
when we have such a printing office as
the Democrat here at home."
Tne anntlal festival for the benefit of
the Catholic church at Kelso will take
place at Kelso on the 2fth of this j
month. Services at the churcn at 9 i
o'clock. Sermon by Very Rev. Mur-!
ray. IVesident of St. Vincent's Col-!
lege. Good dinner and supjier and
all kinds of refreshments
nished on the grounds.
will lie fur-
general invitation is extended to i
j Wt are requested to state that the
; Cape Girardeau and Scott County!
I Rock Road Company will pass every-!
! body through the toll gates who go
'from this county to the festival free of
Press t oninicnt.
Xew York Tribune:
These are the :
days ot tiarreis. tsarreis ior sugar,
barrels for whisky, and barrels for
the money of trusts,
st. Louis Republic: It is said that
;tj,e friends of Breckinridge are throw
:jnir ,,-rt. There is nothing of which j
they have more to spare.
Xew York Recorder: The tariff bill
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has been passed by the Democratic
House. The Democratic House will be
! nassed next November.
Xew York World: The sooner
rame is finished the better.
The trust !
XeV York Press: Blount, of Georgia :
is no longer the one Paramount of
this administration. The title has!
been usurped by Arthur Perfidy Gor-'
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Xew ork Sun: What right had,
Mr. Cleveland to employ a govern-:
ment revenue cutter to transport him
T r i
lo liuzzaru s oayr iue i-eeue cut
ters do not belong to the President.
Columbus (Ohio) State
CJ gleefully announces that he has j
that Congress should adjourn as soon
as the tariff bill now in the President's
hands becomes a law.
Toledo Blade: Henry Watterson
writes as though he had just won a
StN-ent jack pot on a full hand.,
Minneapolis Tribune: It isthework
ingman who pays in reduced wages,
the cost of Democratic tariff reform.
Xew York Tribune: Mayor Gilroy
has gone to Europe for his health, but
.the sick Tammany tiger
is left behind
, to languish.
Montreal Gazeite! Somehow or
otier when free-trade theories come in
; contact with hard facts the theories
always get the worst of it.
Phiiad,.lh Ps: It is the A.-
; i t3.i,:..; j . ...
niiuras aji evfvi ui luc iiiab yiica iu
Russia. Xow cannot , the Kentucky
i Breckinridge be sent to Africa or
Xew York Advertiser: We under
j stand that the State government of
i Illinois with great difficulty restrained
i itself from half-masting its flags when
Brooklyn Standard-Union: There
should lie an executive committee of
Democratic editors to get up schemes
of harmony. What is wanted is a
system of compulsory arbitration.
Detroit Tribune: If the lrohibition
ists will only add their indorsement to
that of the Populists. General Weaver
will find himself between wind and
water in his Congressional race.
XewYork Recorder: Poor Mr. Cleve
land is reported to be a sufferer from
malaria. We should think he would
have the writer's cramp when he comes
to sign Gorman's tariff bill.
Indianapolis Journal: Of course.
j the President will give the pen with
which he signs the tariff bill, if he
does sign it. to his friend Gorman,
who did so much to secure its passage.
Kansas City Journal: A reduction
in the size of postage stamps is the
only retrenchmant so far accomplished
by the Democrats which doesn't rob
Union veterans of the tiensions.
St, Paul Globe: There is grim humor
about the fonning of a People s party
club by 300 coopers at West Superior.
If there was ever a party that needed
"heading up" it is the People's.
Cleveland Leader: Instead of re
sorting to pop-guns the Democrats in
!the House should have provided them
selves with boomerangs. President
Cleveland could have told them how to
j Terre Haute Express: As a letter
j writer Mr. Cleveland shows some of
the traits of Mr. Micawber. Iu spito
widow out in Hawaii who ir.ight be in-
! duced to go on the stride if she could
get a play to suit her. Judging; from
accounts of her habits, it out to be a
Buffalo Express: The negro Demo
crats in session at Indianapolis reier
to Cleveland as the greatest President
since Washington. Black tnn who
have so soon forgotten Lincoln de
serve to he cast off by their race.
L'tica Observer: This fact is wortii
taking into account: A student of
Bradstreet's has lieen investigating
failures, and finds that about 80 oer
cent of business houses that go to the
wall are thosw that do not advertise.
Mi:wauKee Journj.i: me Detroit
p!ve Press is in error in saving that
some of the Senators are worse than
Chicago aldermen. They have done
worse liecause they haw had greater
..nmttiinitirij Kilt ilwt let if f 'hil"Airi
Council get a chance at a tariff bill" if
von want to see the record broken.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: The Re
publicans of Missouri have nominated
a good ticket on a good platform,
and will make a thorough and vigor
ous campaign. They do not make any
extravagant claims as to what they
propose to do in the election, but they
expect to poll a larger vote than "ver
before, and to put the State in the
doubtful list for l0i, to say the least,
Xew Orleans Picavune ( Dem. ): The
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country has got on under ail the evils
, , . ' , ,. . . .
of the Republican reign, and in spite
of them. As for the present Congress.
! probably tflere never was a weak. r
except to enact a mongrel tari::
law whieh gatisf.d nobody. In the