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PERSONAL AND PERTINENT.
We are to have a base ball park
in the southwest part of the city. The
ground will be graded and the first
game played next Sunday, though the
grand stand and the fencing of the
park will not be completed for several
Our millers are paying1 forty-four
cents for wheat now.
The present term of the Circuit Court
will not last over into next week. The
docket is a very small one.
The Water Works Company is now
working a large force of hands and
the work is progressing rapidly.
Mr. Houck says he expects to have
his Perryville road completed by the
loth of September.
New home grown oats are selling at
thirty cents per bushel in this market.
We understand that Robert G. Ran
ney is going to move out on his farm
in the near future.
Are we to have any attractions in
the city for Fair week? If we are
seems to us that it is time for us to
begin to talk them up.
Jackson will have a big crowd of
people to feed on the first day of Sep
tember. The Republicans will hold
their county convention on that day.
When the F. F. F. Gun Club gets
its rooms fitted up there will lie no
liner dub rooms in the State.
Col. Thilenius attended the township
convention at the brick school house
in Randol township and he informs us
that it was the largest township con
vention Randol township ever had.
Dennis Diebold. of Scott county,
lias been granted a pension. 1. C.
"ooter of this city worked his claim
The fool killer wiil come along this
way some of these days and he will
find that he has a big job on hand
with the would-be big little politicians.
There are a greater number of chil
dren on Themis street from Spanish
street to Main than in any one block
in the city.
Another week of dry weather and
there will le some corn fields in this
section of the country that will not lie
worth going into to gather.
Richard Carroll has been granted
1-tters of adininiti-ation u;ion the estate j bis country home aliout the first of
of .Charles Allen, deceased. !Vtolier.
Miss Annie Tresenriter. of St.! The Prosecuting Attorney of 'alter
Louis, is visiting relatives in this city.
- V wuuty-tive little boys, aged from
eight to ten years, were excusionist.s
down on the steamer Gl-ey Kagle to- I
This throwing of melon rinds on the !
streets should le stopped. It looks 1
ugly and the decaying rinds breed
Grant, the colored po't. was on the
muscle the other day. He hit another
colored iov 0:1 the head with a club.
and for that foolish act he had to in
sect the city bastile for about 01.1
hour. Herman Vogelsang will complete tile
Doyie house on the corner of Themis
and Spanish streets in about two
.i the sth of this month the p,-ra
Hon; Rand of this city will furnish
music for a church picnic at Kelso.
We can assure our friends at Kelso
that they will hear some line musi--.
A railroad conductor who hears the
drummers discuss the Huekalew dam
age case against the city authorities of
this city says the drummers all say
that Buckalew will lie backed with all
he wants by the traveling
iinmci's say they never saw husi-j
11--S SO lil
nil over the country as it !
nu t' is. They say we have no reason
to 'omplain of dull times here in
Soutliea-t Missouri, for this section is
prosperous when compared with other
Ky the first of Decemlier we exccl
our water works to le in operation
ami in "ool working order, then we !
ca 1 have water whether it rains or
I. H. Poe, Stierintendent of the
county poor farm, tells us that he has
fine corn on the poor farm this year.
He planted early
and the coi 11 was
made before the drouth hurt it.
I. Ben Miller is getting in an im
mense stock of school supplies. There
will le no trouble this year for students
of our schools to get anything they
want in the way of school supplies.
Bob Morrison, father, of our dis
distinguished townsman. M. M. Mor
rison, visited the city this week.
F.d. Juden and J. M. Morrison are
having a legal tilt in the Circuit Court
at Jackson over a house and lot in
The Normal students will begin to
arrive the latter part of next week,
then we exjiect our city to put on a
more lively appearance.
The Grand Jury is still in session,
but we understand that very few in
dictments are being returned. The
people of Cape Girardeau county are
a law abidding people and our Grand
Juries have very little work to do.
The Democrat's faithful old family
horse turned his toes to the daises the
other day. Too much free raw material
was the immediate cause of his death.
Our public schools will open on
Monday, the 3d day of September.
John L. Miller has been offered
twenty dollars for the stuffed rattle
snake skin he has on exhibition in his
It. is an old maxim that when it rains
it pours, but we do not believe it.
There has been no pouring rain here
since the 4th day of last July.
Students for our schools are coming
in, and we are in hopes that the at
tendance this year will be large at all
Capt. Schuchert informs us that he
has secured a first-class minstrel
troujie to entertain our jeople at the
Opera House in the near future.
There are lots of line building lots
in this town that would look much
nicer with tine residence buildings on
them, and there is also lots of ground
on which to erect factors.
There is lots of wealth in this town.
and lots of it is in cold cash, but the
bulk of it is stored awav in bank
vaults and hid away in old socks, and
it is doing the town no good.
The Circuit Court will adjourn Sat
The long looked for rain has come
at last and it will do much good late
as it is.
Wanted, everybody to know that
the weekly DKMOt'KAT will lie sent
three months to anywhere in the coun
try for only twenty-five cents.
las. McKenna tells us that there is
not much money in the hide business
this year. Two or three weeks ago
the price of hides was lower than he
ever knew the price to 1- liefore.
The dress-maker, the bicycle, the
monkey and the doctor is the latest
parlor joke in society circles.
It is not yet too late to sow turnip
seeds, and as there is no fruit this
year it stands the farmer in hand to
raise something that will take the
place of fruit. Turnips will do that.
A lunch house has lnvn oened up
on south Main street. Was it not for
the fact that we have so many free
lunch counters in this town a lunch
house might lie a paying institution.
We have the lunch grablers but they
are the kind that grab for five things.
Frank K. Bui-rough will move out
! county was in the city this week. He
! is about the siz of our county's
: Prosecuting Attorney, but he is not
I as handsome as our Johnny.
Two New Firms.
co-partnership of Flentge
! Wood has been dissolved. Mr. 1-1 W.
! Flentge with Mr. Hcimburg will con
j tinue the business at the old stand of
1 Flentge & Wood in this city and Mr.
1 Wood and Mr. Snider will take charge
I. of th.- Snider .-i Heimburg store at
.iaclr.-oii. Roth Mr. Flentge and Mr.
Wood are popular young business
!n't; arid !h"y will continue to com
: m:il their share of the public patron
: age. They are well known throughout
j Southeast Missouri as honorable,
'honest business m-n and we take
' pleasure in recommending them as
: such to all who have not yet made
j their acquaintance.
I'liidlnu: Out a Hoy's Talent.
The power of M-cupation to rouse
faculties that are dormant in children
has met with such marked success in
industrial schools that in instances
where it is impossible to stimulate
children who have not the advantages
of these schools parents would do well
to familiarize themselves, with their
methods. A well-known educator of
boys says of some of his pupils whose
interest could In not aroused in the
common schools: Some were natur
ally so weak that after weeks of con
scientious work on the part of the
teacher, they were not able to repeat
from memory a four-stanza verse of a
I" "' lov ''hiUren.
Others could not
apply themselves long enough to b-arn
anything.' Some of these boys were
placed in the day-modeling and wood
The boys who had been !
regarded as almost idiots soon began
to show signs of improvement. When
a Ihiv begins to work with clay he
seems to feel himself in the unity of
things and he lecomes happy accord
ingly, and as he sees the formless clay
take shape lieneath his touch a sense
of nower is born within him which
arouses and quickens him. A boy j
who has been cruel, cunning and
vicious, presenting no point for reach- j
ing his nature, one day in the wood-
working shop asked his teacher to
look at a molding board he had made.
Another boy. a persistent offender in
shop and school, expressed a desire,
when decorating was introduced, to do
work of that kind. The request was
granted, and his first effort showed his j
ability, and a new manhood asserted
itself within him." New York Even
The Result In Doubt.
Mr. John Heiserer who is up from
Scott county to-day says the result of
the primary election down there was
not known for certain. When he left
home it was reported that Will H.
Heiserer was defeated by thirteen
The Republicans of Cape Girardeau
Township Select Uelelgates.
Pursuant to call, the Republicans of
Cape Girardeau Township, assembled
at the court house at 2 p. m., August
18th, 1894, to select delegates to the
county nominating convention, nom
inate township officers and transact
such other business as might come be
Meeting called to order by William
Regenhardt. chairman central com
mittee, and after stating the object of
the meeting, announced nomination for
chairman in order.
F. A. Kage and E. F. Blomeyer were
placed in nomination.
On motion it was decided to elect
Chairman by ballot. E. F. Blomeyer
was elected on first ballot.
W. H. Huters elected Secretary by
Wm. Woeleke. D. M. Sivally and
W. H. Wilier nominated for Justices
of the Peace by acclamation.
Henry Kopper nominated Constable
On motion the convention then pro
ceeded to the election of township
committeemen. W. G. Schneider, W.
Regenhardt and 1). Piercefield were
placed in nomination and elected by
On motion the citizens from the va
rious precincts met ' in separate rooms
to select delegates to the county con
The following naipes were selected:
PKECIXCT XO. 1.
B. F. Davis. L. F: Klostermann. H.
1'. Peironnet, C. Hirsch. F. A. Kage.
J. F. Vogelsanger. 1). Piercetield. R.
Carroll. A. Ketterer.' F. Glover. W.
Uhl. K. F. Blomeyer. A. MeGuire. A.
Schivelbine. A. Weber.
PKECIXCT NO. 2.
C. B. Galusha. W. Regenhardt. T.
Jovce. F. Brunke. J. Wildes. D. M.
Sivally. L. Grnessle. C. Umbeck, H.
Steinbach. K. Randol. H. Hauenschild.
W. H. Huters. I Berlling. F. Lumpe.
W. J. Meyer, H. Klaproth. F. Regen
hardt. A. Bierwirth. .1. C. Stone. Hv.
Rowan. T. Randol.
l'KECINCT N. :!.
K. W. Flentge. K. F. Regenhardt.
G. Siemers. 1). Giboney. J. S. Cobb.
H. Nussbaum. Jr.. J. Hirsch. A. Stotf
regen. G. Stein. B. H. Adams. A.
J)aume. C. Hachger. F. Schawli. W. G.
Sneider. J. Meier. L. T. Keller.
On motion the names just read wen;
elected by acclamation.
On motion the delegates attending
the county convention were instructed
to cast the full vote of the township.
On motion the Secretary was in
structed to notify all delegates of their
K. F. Blomkykk. Chairman.
W. H. HUTEKS. Secretary:
The following are the gentlemen
chosen as delegates from Kum.ol
Julius Meyer. Thos. ii. Krevman.
James Weisman. Charles .Ma vers.
Loui.- Needling. Edward Ervin. Henry
Heise. A. C. Fornbach. It. C. Schrader.
George Meyer. John M. Brown. G.
W. Schack. William Haupf.
.liiwiicc Township MocUnu.
Republicans of Shawnee town
jet at Pocahontas last Saturday
nominated the following list of
ates to tin- county convention:
k. A. Litzenielner. I. C. Wal--iolin
Bonney. F. .1. Schocn. A.
-.Ulw. U. K. S. Templetoii. Casper
le. A. C. Stevenson. Julius
-. Julius. Koeiiig. Amos Meyer.
t Fromstorf. Moritz Wagner
ami John I N.-IT.
John Bonney and Jam-'
nominated for Ju.-tiee 01 the I
and II. Richardson for Constable.
I oiil 01 eiiifiioiu
ilicaus of Apple Creek U Which leaves
at Arnsliurg ia.-t Syturmimiy f S!M.I1(1
limited the following ii.-t which leave:
The Republicans of Appi
day and nomii
of delegates to the county convention,
from the following precincts:
W. C. Havs. Henry Wilm-lm. Jr..
John F. Fuibrlght and James Aiibott.
Louis Klaus. Wm. Ximiuermaiin,
Fred Hahs. G. W. Hildebrand. Henry
Friese. Wm. J. Dickemann. Bernhard
Kern and F. J. Taeke.
H. H. Ludwig. Julius Dietrich. Wm.
Woeltze. Phillip Kasten. Jos. Sinner,
A. W. Boeller. H. G. Schreiner. Chas.
Kiepe and m. Hunter
Julius Dietrich and D. C. Hildebrand
were nominated for Justices of the
Peace by acclamation. W. H. Bed
well was nominated for township
John H. Schaefer and F. J. Tacke
were elected as executive committee-
men for a tenn of two J'ears
Motion made and carried to adjourn.
. John H. Schaefer. Chairman.
F. J. Tacke, Secretary.
For Township Officers.
At the township convention held in
this city last Saturday William Woe
leke, W. H. Wilier and D. M. Sivally
were nominated for Justices of the
Peace and Henry Kopper was nomi
nated for Constable. The nominations
were made by acclamation.
Why Not Raise Potatoes.
It is a well known fact that the soil
of Southeast Missouri is a fine soil
for the production of Irish potatoes
and it is a wonder to us that our farm'
ers do not discard wheat and other
priceless crops and go to cultivating
something that will pay them for their
labor. The land here will produce
from two hundred to three hundred
bushels of Irish potatoes to the acre.
Say an average crop of two hundred
bushels per acre could be raised and
say the crop would bring only twenty
five cents per bushel that would be
fifty dollars per acre. What other
crop would bring that sum of money?
At the present pries of wheat the farmer
who gets twelve dollars and fifty cnts
ler acre for the wheat he raises is
doing well. There is more hard work
in raising wheat than there is in rais
ing Irish potatoes.
There Is Nothing in slslit.
That we are to have hard times din
ing the coming winter months there is
no question. Wheat is worth only
forty-four cents per bushel, corn will
be low, potatoes are selling for forty
cents per bushel, and there is nothing
that the farmer produces that he can
make a profit on. Hetofore the farmer
got good prices for everything he had
to sell. His fruit brought him con
siderable money, but this year he has
no fruit and his other products lieing
worth nothing he will have no money
to spend with the merchant. He will
le comjielled. therefore to economize
and live without many comforts that
he has been used to in prosjierous
times. This of course will cut down
the sales and also the income of the
merchant make money scarce and
thereby make life a burden to the poor
people in the cities and towns who live
from hand to mouth.
Let us Have Some Attractions.
It is only a little more than a month
now till the annual Fair of the South
eastern District Agricultural Associa
tion will take place and if wearegoing
to do anything to advertise the city it
is high time we were making some
preparations in that direction. There
will lie large crowds of people here
from all parts of the country and we
should get up some attractions that
will impress them with the idea that
we are a live, progressive jvople.
Ilia Kami ft ex In (juebcr
It was only five years ago that the
Province of (Jueliec passeil a law pro
viding' that liKI acres of public lands
should Ik' given to every father of a
family v.ho had 12 children living, is
sue of a lawful marriage, and since
then no iess than 1.742 fathers of 12 or
more children have complied with the
comiit.oi.s in the act anil received the
State l i.iiiity f KM) acres. How the
si.e of fa'n:l. -s :p ia iueln e compares
wiifi those of Massachusetts may Ik
se-ii dv relc-iviav to :ast census
figures o: this which make the
number ot families havni- 12 or more
living children .".7-i. am! the population
of the Province of i.'-.icJu-r is consid-.-r-alilv
less lhan ihat of Massachusetts.
h is'ijiii.e np.i.tiviit thai ih ouelicc
law is accoaijuisiling its purpose of
givi:.g mar!;s or consideration tor
fmitfuliit.-ss ii. th sacred bonds of
mat l:uo:iv.- Boston lleralu.
i'ovi riy ilic Mr! 'aa
A writer in the New
i- ot Suiclile.
I think th) ier i-.-it. of the suic
are caused by poverty.
I know that !H jk-i- cci:I. of pov
is caused nv lacK 01 employment.
I know lack of employment is caus
ed by land sjicculutioii.
I know land speculation is caused
by low taxes on unimproved land and
high taxes on improved land.
Which discourages building.
Which throws the building trades
out of employment.
s the building trades no
1 with the storekeeiers.
the storekeepers no
money to buy from the manufacturers.
Which leaves the manufacturers no
money to employ labor.
Which -results in 1:0 work- poverty.
Now for'the remedy:
Tax vacant lots high and improved
lots no higher.
Which will throw oen vacants lots
to builders, who will erect buildings
and employ labor.
Who wiil buy from the storekeepers.
Who will buy from the manufactur
ers. Who will employ ialxir.
Result: Plenty of work.
No involuntary poverty and !0 jier
cent, less suicides.
The other 10 Jier cent.. I think, are j
The large stock of home:made tin
ware and the elegant line of heating
and cooking stoves at A. Veager's old
stand on Main street will lie disposed
of at private sale during the next two
weeks. MRS. A. V EAGER.
Aug. . 2w d w.
Day trains Nos. 1 and 2 between
Jackson and St. Louis, on the Mobile
& Ohio are again running as usual on
the same time that was in effect
when they were discontinued. 8-20-2w
Doubt that the stars are old; doubt
that the sun grows cold; "but never
doubt the fact that Hainan's shoes are
the best manufacture and sold at the
cheapest prices possible.
Wisdom lays the foundation of
knowledge with a good understand
ing. Be wise therefore and buy your
shoes at Hainan's.
'Shoo Skeeter" is the great saying
now, but just go to Wilson's and get
some of it and the mosquitoes will not
Shoes which do not pinch the feet or
the pocket book are to be found at
To walk uprightly and stand with
dignity before men, you should wear
Haman's easy fitting shoes.
You can walk easier by using
Haman's easy shoes.
The -merchants are making their
semi-annual collections and Miss
Mosquito is the most persistant in
presenting her bill. Oil pennyroyal,
"Shoo Skeeter" and Mosquito oil for
sale at Wilson's drug store.
If you like stilish wear you can do
the. thing up brown by wearing
Haman's tan shoes.
You should not fail to see that ex
cellent "Bear Skin Shoe'" sold by W.
H. Huters at the "Gem Shoe Store"
Cure your corns by wearing the
the Seal skin shoe sold at the "Gem
Shoe Store on Broadway, W. H
Here's a Youthful Prodigy
wonderful child, who, at the age
of two years, can read with fluency
any writing or printing in German or
Latin characters, pronouncing "cor
rectly the most difficult words, is de
scribed in the columns of the Magde
burg Zeitung. The boy learned to
read in play. When about a year
and a half old, while walking out with
his grandmother, he showed the live
liest interest in all the signs, bills
and placards, and was especially de
lighted with the display in booksellers"
shops. At home he played with books
and newspapers, and one day. finding
his own name. "Otto." in print, he
ran to dhow it with delight to his
parei.ts. The boy is meutaliy and
physically icrfectiy healthy and nor
mal. :ie lias fair hair and very lively.
intelligent brown ets. Three "well-
siiown ami highly respected physi
cians Have uecitleu ilial me 110V pon-
s.i s an immense weaith of pictures
of memory, but tan give no p::ysioi-
;ation. His i.a.ne is 'Uo
. :. aii'i
he :s tue son of a u.i.-
1 i t i da y ) v re xt-riion.
Games for the holidays s--eiii to be
the next serious question. Doctors
say more harm is done in the holidays
to Ti. leeat ; constitutions than canoe
easily repaired m the nours of duty.
By whieli enigmatic utterance, of
course they mean that jieople overdo
themselves. Townspeople, weak and
wearied by a long spell in the hot city,
without muscle and without practice,
start for long walking or cycling trips,
long boating expeditions or arduous
Alpine ascents. Girls who have done
nothing harder thaii "sit out" at a
few dances, suddenly play lawn tennis
all day in a hot sun or row. and ride,
and play golf. till, faint and exhaust
ed, they can merely crawl into the
shade and refresh themselves with
buckets of tea or iced claret-cup. A
little moderation, "surtout point de
zele." easily puts these vagaries
right: but then moderation is not a
latter day quality. Above all. we
must lie violent. We are either mus
cularily athletic, trying to break rec
ords and knock down precom-cived
notions, or we lounge in languid ease,
a way to idleness or ennui, or we wor
ship "splendid corruption' with the
decadent poets, and let our imagina
tions and our caprices run riot.
Neglected common sense, who has it
What Caused the Hard Tliuesf
Judge Hubbard, of Iowa, says it is
the existence of private corporations.
George Gould says it is the hostility
The fanner says it is the low price
The silver man says it is the action
of Wall street.
Wall street says it is the action of
The manufacturer says it is the fear
of free trade.
The consumer says it is the tariff.
The debtor says it is the creditor.
The creditor says it is the debtor.
The Democrats say it is the Repub
j The Republicans say ii is the Deiuo
j The Populists say it is both.
i The Prohibitionists say it is whis-
j The preachers say it is the devil,
i Now, what is your idea?
That most dreaded summer com
plaint occuring mostly among children
from six months to three years of age,
is quickly cured by the use of
Humphreys' Specific 4 and . For
sale by all druggists. i" rents each.
Met Again bat Did Xot Fight.
Philadelphia Record: For repeating
to General Butler," then, in command
of the Army of James, a disparaging
remark made by a subordinate con
cerning the General's military effi
ciency, an officer in a Pennsylvania
regiment was promised a sound thrash
ing by the officer whom he had report
ed, and who, in consequence, had
suffered a bad quarter of an hour in
the General's society. The thrashing
was to be bestowed after the war was
over, at their very first meeting, no
matter under what circumstances it
The two officers became prominent
civilians in adjoining States. For
many years one of them went armed
with a revolver; the other with a blank
bail bond. Though often in this city
where one of them resided ) at the
same time, they never met until the
other day, and they encountered each
other face to face in the surf at Atlan
tic City. Each had grown so stout as
to weigh over 250 pounds, yet they in
stantly recognized each other.
. . 1. : , 1; . . , Ai 1 .
.UU,.V...SF ill UlVUgU. VI
such vast spheres of flesh engaged in
a rough-and-tumble fight may have
entered their minds at the same mo
ment, for they called each other by
name, smiled, and shook hands. The
feud was thus terminated.
The Bicycle In Kentucky.
"The bicycle," remarked the drum
mer for a big cycle works in Boston,
"is a great institution, and will super
sede the horse in many instances, but
not in all. A case in jKiint came un
der my notice recently. I was in Blue
Grass Kentucky, where the roads are
superb, and in the course of my visits
to agents. I ran across a farmer who
lived about five miles from town, and
;ot to talking to him on the subject.
He was rather progressive, and con
ceded that the bicycle possessed many
advantages over the horse. It saved
feed. toll. care, shoeing and a lot more
things, and was a good deal speedier.
Why. then." said I. "don't you
get a bicycle?
' 'Well, there's only one thing that
prevents. he said, with an apologetic
grin, "when a man comes to town on
Saturday and starts home in the even
ing just corned, up enough not to
know the way, his horse will take him
back to his family in fairly good
shape, but the bicycle ain't made that
can do it. and I'm a man that goes to
town on Saturdays."
"Of course." concluded the drum
mer, "alter that I had mighty little
show for an argument." Detroit Five.
Tom Heed's Mustache.
Kvaryone who has made a close
study of Mr. Reed's characteristics
of face has noticed that he nourishes a
very small mustache. Everything
about Mr. . Reed is large but the
hirsute adornment of his upper lip.
Yet the man from Maine is proud of
it. like a mother of her puniest off
spring. Once upon a time the ex
Speaker was taking his famly to a
neighboring town, and entered the
railroad station to purchase tickets.
He pulled out a large bill, paid for
his tickets and walketl away without
taking his change. He had been seat
ed in the train hut a short time when
the conductor approached him.
"Did you leave your change at the
ticket station?" he asked. .-'
Mr. Reed suddenly recollected that
"The ticket agent who sold you the
tickets." said the conductor, "describ
ed you as a very large man with a
smooth face "
"And a mustach." put in Mr. Reed.
:No." said the conductor "he didn't
say anything about a mustache. I
guess he didn't see it."
Mr. Reed thrust his recovered change
into his pocket with a pout.
"Confound it." he said to a mem
ber who was listening to the story from
his lips the other day. "a man has got
to be as small as Wilson, of Washing
ton, have anybody notice that he's got
a mustache. "Washington Post.
I.lst or Mail Matter
temainiii? uncalled for in the jxt office ot
Cne tiirardrau, comity of tape liiTardean,
State of Miwouri, for the week ending
Auuust ill. Mil.
A 4 Smith.
G K Temple, i,
Mr Francis Vogt,
Persons railing for any of the above letter
will please say "Advertised," giving date of
the list, ir not called for within two weeks
they will be sent to the Dead Letter Office at
Washington City. O. CRAMER.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretoforeexisting between
E. W. Flentge and John T. Wood,
under the firm name of Flentge &
Wood, is this day dissolved by mutual
consent. John T. Wood retiring from
K. W. Flentge,
J. T. Wood.
Cape Girardeau. Mo., Aug. 21, 184.
aug 21 n 12-tt
Cheap Rate to Chicago.
On August 21 the Chicago & Texas
Ry.. in connection with, the Illinois,
Central Ry.. will sell tickets to Chica
go and return at 48.65, good for return
until August 31 on any regular train
H. R. WlLLER. Ticket Agt .