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DEMOCRAT PRINTING GO., Publishers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1894.
Vol. XIX No. 25
A BIG DEAL
And Now we Will Have
Uannon Brother? Have Purchased the
Hartzcll Klectrlc Light Plant.
Gannon Brothers have purchased
the Home Electric Light plant and the
city will now be able to make a con
tract for electric lights for the city.
Mr. Hartzell held a twenty years fran
chise over our streets for electric light
poles and wires, and tho City Council
a few months ago gave another fran
chise of the same kind to Gannon
Bros. There wassome doubt as to tho
legality of the Gannon franchise and
to settle the matter the Gannons con
cluded it best for them to purchase the
plant and franchise of the Home Elec
tric Light Co.
Mr. Gannon informs us that the
plant will now ba put in condition to
furnish the city with all the lights re
quired, and he also says they wiHhave
the necessary power to furnish lights
for everv house in the citv. The eloc- j
trie lights and the water works will !e !
one concern and the power for ojiorat- i
ing both will be furnished from i he one
big power house 110 iv under way of
Until the water works powc-r house
is completed the electric light plan!
will remain v. here it is and the com
mercial lights will lw continued as
thev now are. There will be no shut-
not even for one
lirlauiiiil the Dead to I.ile.
New York newKpapersareerilscizing.
and rightly, too.the alleged consent, of
Gov. Flower to the request of an am
bitious surgeon to be allowed to ex
experiment on tlw body of a murderer
now under sentence of electrocution,
with a view to bringing him back to
Gov. Flower himself expresses his
doubts as to the propriety of the whole
And 1he queerest thing
about it is v.h;C would become of the
prisoner if life were- restored. The
New York Kvem.ig "World"" contends
that if the electrocuted criminal should
be restored to life, it is doubtful
whether a "pardon" would be neces
sary or not. After the condemned had
paid ail fne jx-nalty tno law requires,
had l:vn)roiu)Uin:ed legally dead, had
been turned over as a corpse that had
satisfied the demands of legal ven- I
geance. could lie ba subjected again to 1 A change in the iirm he was with bene
the same process? Could he, in other jitted him by an increase in salary,
words, he punished twice for the same and eventually i! reached the sum of
The exix-riment is justified over that
broad blanket that has covered a mui-'
tltude 01 mistakes the advancement of
science, but it is argued again by the
same paper referred toabove thateases
of accidental death by electricity are
numerous enough to furnish test cases.
It is absolutely certain that hundreds
of men have died and other men have
buried them as the results of electric
onslaught and whycould not this class
of cases furnish a field for those ambi
tious New York sawbones? Recov
eries in this class of eases would le
the restoration, not of the forfeited
lives, but of useful and desirable men.
women and children.
Governor Flower will be wise in not
going into Dr. Bowen's shrewd adver
tising scheme until the latter convinces
him that the same experiment cannot
be made in a less theatric but equally
satisfactory manner Star Sayings.
Homeless Children Convention.
About forty prominent gentlemen of
St. Louis have issued a call for a Con
vention of representatives of all the
States to be held in St. Louis for the
purpose of devising a letter plan for
tho care of homeless and dependent
children. It is hoped that every State
will send a delegation. The idea is
each State should care for its own.
There are already home-finding socie
ties of a national character, which do
good work through their bureaus of
correspondence, sometimes securing
homes for the litta ones at remote dis
tances from their birthplaces. The
St. Louis proposition strikes us as
much more wise, as involving the find
ing of homes for them at home, and
under the direction and supervision o:
the State. The chief purpose of the
St. Louis Convention, as set forth in
the call, is "to prepare bills of uni
form character forpresentationto each
of the State ogislatures to meet in
January." Tennessee should be surely
represented. The care of helpless and
dependent children and of their proper
rearing is one of the most serious ob
ligations that rest upon the State. It
is in just such directions that the power
of the State is best exercised to the
benefit of the people. Memphis Appeal.
BURN THOSE LETTERS.
Good Advice to Maidens Who Write
Loving Love Letters.
There ought to be a law making it a
capital crime to keep any letter more
than six months. More than half the
trouble in this world the sort of trou
ble. I mean, that breaks people's
hearts and is occasionally afraid in
the divorce courts, is caused by letters
foolishly preserved. Of course, sensi-
ble people never write letters that all
the world might not read. But all the
sensihle people are dead, lor I venture
to say there is not one of us who has
not at some period of his life pourd
forth his soul in a loiter he'd give his
ears never to have written. If you
arc a man it doesn't so much matter,
for even if your letters to
sweetheart do fall into the
her present husband it isn't at all
likely he'll read them men haven't
enough curiosity in the matter. Hon
orable scruples? Not a bit of it- simply
lack of curiosity. But if you are a
woman, doseii't it make you writhe in
spirit to thick of those letters you
wrote Jack, or Will, or George when
you were sure he was the only man in
the world? O; course the girl he mar- '
ried has read them trust a woman fur
that and she. has mud.! '1111 of your i
outpourings, and well it's ,
j enough to
i think of it.
turn one's hair whin? to
Love letters ought to be
written in ink that would fade in a
fortnight, but so long as they are not.
people who keep them night to lie put
into solitary couiinem.mt fov the
rest .?tiiei- lives. Washington i'osl.
Al:i!:IiiK and saving.
A salary of a clerk is at once a curse.
and a blessing accordi'ig as tie uses it.
If he spends every cent of it. knowing
he is going to have just so much to
spena. it is a curse: out 1! ne guiues 1
his exnejoitures so that he shall
save so much everv vear. then it is a
blessing to him. for it enables him to
reguhite his wants. There are men.
men of mature years, men of families,
who look upon a salarv as a figure
tht. tw- t.n .v..t.l o,v.,wl t-..., ',.1,..
;.,.., ..r ...1.,..,. ....
crease in expenditure, and tbougii it
i ,,..,,,1,1 ....,...,....,. ,.,n ... ,.... ..-r
tin un 1,1.-31- vi n.bi.iL t ,inn ,iu lit-
some of these extras should the salary
grow smaller, in reality it is bv no
means easy: when one has indulged in
a luxury long enou
;h he begins
'consider it a r.eeesvi! y.
j J knew a man who. on
i .I'.Hi.) a vear.raised a Tamil
a t-alary of
and paid for a comfortable liitlehoi
tsfl.X) :i year. One
if ii0 had been abl.
would think that
( to live on !HKi he
ought to save a snug sum yearly on
l.)ti(: but he did nothing of the kind:
the. increased salary allowed him lo
indulge in a horse. ' his wife more ex-
pensive bonnets, and his daughter in :
a piano and music teacher, and the ;
truth was he found it harder work to '
make both ends meet than he had in :
the old days. And when his affairs !
were probated last spring, his entire
property consisted of the house and
lot he had paid for when ho was work
ing for $!RH) a year. Hardware.
They never were very good friends,
and now they don't speak at all. They
met the other morning on the street.
'I saw Charlie Iverson about fif
teen minutes ago,' said one,
"Where?"" inquired the other,
' "Down street."
"Did you speak to him?"'
"How was he looking?"
"Very well, indeed."
"Is that so?"
"I shouldn't have thought so. "
"He asked me to marry him
night and I refused."
"Graeious, that's the very reason
he should be looking well, I should
think. Detroit Free Press.
Hardly to lie Kxpectcd.
The tramp had solicited a contribu
tion from a well-dressed man on the
street and had received a nickel. He
looked at it askance and mumbled a
very poor "Thank you, sir."
"What's the matter with you?" in
quired the donor.
"Xothink much sir. "
"Well, what are you mumbling
about? Didn't I give you some money?"
"Yes, sir: anickeL"
"You ought to be thankful for it
"Oh, I am," said the tramp, sarcas
tically; "but when a man with a 25-
cent thirst upon him runs up ag'in a
nickel you don't expect him to waller
in enthusiasm, do you?" Detroit Free
A SUGGESTION TC WOMEN.
ItThey Want to Heform Politics! hey
Must Learn Politics.
hen women take an active inter-
est in public affairs they, in nearly all Jefferson City, Mo., November do not an interest in politics and
cases, make it very plain that they do H. Theofflcial vote was cast upto-day WOuld not vote if they had an oppor
it as women they never claim that on the Senate and House of Represen- tunity to do so is forever exploded in
they are acting as citizens, and their tatives by Secretary of State Lesueur. Colorado. Like the fair damsel in the
j campaign is conducted in all the de -
! lightful environment of femininity.
j Often when women hold meeiegs in
' the interest of equal suffrage, or clean
! trovernment. or whatever it ma v be.
; only women are invited. This is
i usually found averv satisfactory plan.
j Such mwtings are held in the forenoon
j or shortly after lunch, when they will
not conflict with customary social du-
i ties. Women can more readilv come
at such times. Of course it is out of
the questinn for men to attend.
When masculine interest is to be en- j Republicans, l.. Tho House stands: they might well have been challenged
listed in u cause, meetings must tie j Republicans. SO: Democrats. 08: Pop- for cause, for no one could have sus
held in the eveniug. Even then tlicy i "lists, i This gives the Republicans peeled until election dav that thev had
unie more of the form of a
social function than they
tieal gathering such as
customed to. if their in
men are ac-
L-rest is c x-
cited, it is due mot'
lantrv than to coir
? t; a snirit of ira!-
While these social-political functions
may have their plaee. it is highly
probable that more would be accom
plished if woni "ii wiu!d :
o meetings :
of me:i rather than by
iV to get men
ings of women.
Before a thin;
mu.-.t be- v.:idcrsto
pracsi-.v and part:
of public mallet
' i-ieVile'U it
u n bv actual
in a limi
are locals 01 poiit le
women would but :
ors their e
would be fe
working' in a pun.
i there would he li
char.ee of their
lefogged by self-
11 itself would be an ! "-ivecl. is as follows: Arnold. Dem., stands for all of the best that is im
worth effort. Furth-! 14'STi,: -Moslcy. Ju.p., M.S08; Livings- pie,i by that word could vote theeairle
if women thus made ocular
: demonstration of the
I teivst in political matters
'sooner understand and con
' l'-"-tion of equal suffrage,
'. As long as women (lock by th
; 'ives tne can e;.oi L nuw muw-v
over a It airs 01 stale. 11 may nc re-
mm-kl that men almost without ex-
ception, would welcome women ai
their Political gatherings. --Kate Field "s
: ! -P'-1'-
WA'sIilXtfTOV. D. ('.. November IS.
St. Louis is the place, and the
of Xovemlx'r the time selected for the
preliminary steps in a reorganization
of parties. Uland is expected to !k
there, and other free silver leader
from the Democratic and Populist par
ties. The meeting is called under the
auspices of the Kimetallic league.
Kx-Congressman A. J. Warner, the
executive officer 01 the league, was en -
i-a-red to-dav in sending out invitations
to the meeting. The list of the invited
is limited. Tho leagueaims at a gath-
ering which will carry weight through
representative character of those who
attend rather than by numbers. How
far the conference will go will depend
on the discussion which will take place
after those invited get together. No
program is leing arrangeu in ad
vance. Gen. Warner in a guarded conver
sation to-day said it was hoped that
the Populists would be willing to lay
aside some of their more extreme
views on the other subjects, and join
the free silver men of the two old par
ties in this movement for a free silver
party. Gen. Warner says he expects
there will be some free silver Republi
cans in the conference, but he does not
name them. Senators Stewart and
Jones of Nevada, Peffer of Kansas
and Allen of Nebraska are expected to experimenters who applied in prac- j Goddard and E. O: Standard mills
attend: also. Congressmen Bryan of jtiee this theory of thetuberculous hab- have closed, and other mills will close
Nebraska and Pence of Colorado. its of plants "incoculated" plots of , in a few days, with the result that
Some Southern Democrats and Popu- i growing leguminous plants by sprink- ' flour will advance in price.
lists of free silver tendencies are to ling them with water containing the j
he invited, but their identity is not. germs of the parasitic disease, it is of Importance to Live Stock Shippers
made public. ,! said that as a result from 5,000 to 12, Commencing with Wednesday, Nov.
Gon. Warner believes that the Po)i-' 000 pounds of nitrogen, worth from 21st, and continuing on each succeed
lists will be ready to go into themove- ; $18 to $45 an acre, were added to tho incr Wednesday, the St. Louis & Cairo
ment, and he hopesthat enough South- : soil by ploughing under the inocula- short Line will run a Special Weekly
ern and Western Democrats will be ted plants i Live Stock Express Train from all sta-
present to give the movement impetus, i If this is true it is the greatest dis- ' tions on their Paducah Division to
If the St Louis conference develops covery in agricultural chemistry ever : st. Louis. This train will pass
strength and spirit enough to justify made. Let us hope that it is, not for- ! Harrison Junction, 111., at 10:03 p. m.,
the calling of a second meeting on a getting, however, that our scientific Connecting at that point with train
more elaborate plan the Bimetallic friends in France sometimes fail to'jfo. 6 of Chicago & Texas R. R., ar
League will be satisfied, discriminate between the results of the ' rjving at East St. Louis at 4:10 a. m.,
Under the heading of which belong '.
Hay Catarrh, Nose Catarrh, Hay -'
Asthma and Hay Fever, are positively 1
hv TTumnii ii'fl '
For sale by all druggists,, or sent pre- i
paid upon receipt of price, 25c Ad.
Ul (.DO I
Humphrey's Company, '
, Official Count Gives Republicans lO
' Majority on Joint Ballot Four-
! There is but little change from the
j Semi-official list published a few days
j after the election. The changes from
' that list are as follows: Bollinger
; County John A McPherson, Rep.,
msieaa 01 .1. m. Aimmeraian. uem.;
Clark James Spurgeon, Rep., in-
. stead or .1. ii. rore, Dem. Ihe offl-
figures give the Republicans a
j majority of twenty-four over all in the
i House. The Democrats retain control
j f the Senate by a majority of four,
j the Senate standing: Democrats. 19:
1 majority 01 sixteen on joint ballot-
; Tim official vote of the State shows
I pluralities in the senatorial tlistricts
s follows: Second District, Brewster,
)., 2:!2: Fourth District. Davidson.
! Rep- 'V.u; Sixth District, Morton
Dem.. .IS; Tenth District. Peers. Dem..
22:: Twelfth District. Powers, Re).,
S: Fourteenth District. Williams,
Rep.. li:i:: Sixteenth District. Ballard,
Dem.. ."itK!: Eighteenth District. Land
rum. Rep.. Y'M: Twentieth District.
jO'Bannon. Re).. MS: Twenty-second
: District, Orchard. Dem.. ir77: Ywc'ity
I fourth District. Goodykoontz, Dem..
- it: Tweuly-.-.ixth District. Madison,
! I),:n.. 81: Twenty -eighth District. G ray
4l"i: Twenty-ninth District. Mott.
IZVk Thirtieth Distrii-t. Ame-
iung. Rep.. 47(1: Thirty-second Dis-
trie!. Lancaster. D-m.. I4."7: Thirty
fourth District. Kline. Rjp.. J.Vl
The vote for Congressman in the
! Fourteenth District.exclusive of Doug-
I oum.ine omeiai roturnsoi wmcii
! " 'ongressman have not lieen re-
.ton, Pop., 4r.42. Douglas County, for
i Congress unofficial.
but believed to
! ,,: ,A" m iiuiu, .iii. .iiie, liive.
' Livingston, tutu. llns makes tne
total vote of the district stand: Ar-
. i nonl. l.i.'.Ub: .Mosley, K), lib: Livings
ton, .).:1. Mosley 's )!urality. 1019.
The total vote for Congress in the
State was: Democratic. 0,il7: Re-
publican, -yA.im. Republican plural-
ity on vote tor Congress. 11.4.M;. Tho
o;ily district which shows an increased
:is compared with that of i'-,- is
iJ.'-UMi s. tt:
having b v
yi 'it rs agi .
Kighth. 744 more votes
cast tiiis year than two
iivery district shows a
ase except the Fir.it.
is IS A (irciit Discovery?
The discoveries of Hellreigal and
Willfarth in vegetable chemistry have
ments the results of : which its now dis-
recently been apptieu llirougn expen-
' cussed in scientific
i At the basis of these experiments is
: the fact or the assumption that the
power of a plant to fertilize the soil
in which it grows is duo to a micro-
seopic animal parastie feeding on its
; roots and causing the formation of
I "tubercles." It is said that only in
j the presence of these tubercles do peas
and other "leguminous plants" absorb
from the atmosphere the nitrogen
necessary for fertilizing the soil.
When nitrogenous fertilezers are
J added artificially they are very costly,
' 1 1. i.i ,.t t : 1 : : in
niiu 1110 jiruificm uiiciuii&auuu is uuc nas IlUb iuuuculvu iuo nuimncBi-
of the most serious in political econ- j era millers, Kept out of the Eastern
omy, directly related as it is to the ' market as they are, their only trade
possibilities of continuous growth in ; would be with home consumers, which
population and to the theory of tho ! is not sufficient to use up the output of
pessimists that without frequent wars, : the mills. The only alternative eeem
famines and pestilences men would ed to be to close the mills, which most
soon starve to death. ; of the millers have already done.
According to Le Genie Civil, French 1 The Kauffmann, Plant mills, Sparks,
scientific and of the merely poetic ima- ; tbe following Thursday, thus guaran
gination. New York World. . ! teeing delivery at Stock Yards in time
Dead But I)on-t Know It.
The great morning daily is no more,
iue , 1 "lu utt"J " ui""5'
It turned its toes to the daisies at
the tender age of six weeks. Its parent
we u?nuer lla 1,arenl
waa 8 dry cow and "? Pr 8UcklinS
died of starvation. It came of scrub
stock and it was a lousy calf from
WOMEN AT THE POLLS.
Sketched While Casting Their First
- Ballots in Colorado.
, o1(j (repeated cry that women
Scotch songs, they "could wake a
winter's night, for the sake o' some-
body," and what is more to the pur-
pose- they could get up and get their
breakfast and he .at, the noils when
they opened, and stay there until they
had voted. In some of the more crow-
ded precincts they were obliged to
stand in line several hours, but they
stood their grounds, with no thought
of sroinu- awav until thev had done
their part to save the country. There
were youn"-women who looked as. if
seen 21 vears
There were old women whose white
hair was a crown of glory, yet for the
first, time they were permitted to take
nn,.t :n un wf;, th ri ,;mB
1 , .... ... ...
the crowing act of citizenship was
theirs. It was noJieeable, too, that
old and young, black and white, men
and womftn. stood in tho long lines
very patiently, without crowding or
rudeness or any tendency to give way
to what is only called "a break of
language.' The new voters did not
seem nervous or appalled at the trial
before them. Thev managed to give
t'ne.. names clearlv. and voted without
nearly every case.
Generally they were accompained by
husband or son Or some of their male
relatives, though now and then a
group of women came together. It is
believed, though, this can not yet be
known with any certainty, that many
women scratched their tickets. This
Certainiv speaks well for their intelli-
ence if it is tpue for no woman who
ti,.ket straiirht without oualm.
In some precincts the women polled
over tK) per cent of the entire vote, and
everywhere at least half of the voters
were women. Whether or not their
presence had a quieting influence we
can not say, but the election passed
off verv miiot'.v. In many precincts
the greaU'r part of the vote was polled
before noon, and in the afternoon tho
booths were almost deserted. Evideu-
tly tho da;ly and almost hourly reit-
...ted command to get out and vote
eaj.!y i):ld its eij-ect, and more than
one woman who stood and shivered in
thu ,.av daVi.n TCjshed that she had
taken her time and gone to tho polls
in the pleasant afternoon, when there
was no crowd and no necessity to do
it. It is impossible at this time to an
alvze the vote, but the women have
proved that jf patriotism is shown by
turning out and voting, they have
equal claim with their brothers to be
considered patriots Denver News.
St. Louis Floor .Mills to( lose Down,
The big flowering mills of St. Louis
are all to close down. The St. Louis
millers, it is said, cannot at the pres-
ent price of wheat, 53 cents, which is
equal to an advance of 20 cents per
' barrel on flour, and the all rail
freight rate to New York, 58 cents per
barrel, ship their product to Eastern
j foreign markets, without a serious loss.
j Therefore the mills mustshut down for
i self-protection. Their action, however
1 A :a..nnAnj u X". i. ..
1 for feeding, watering and resting of
j stock before the opening ol the mar-
" ,7 hii 1 " h "
kets. This will be good ne
stock shippers in this section.
news to an
Shipments made on regular trains
and on other days will also receive
special attention and prompt delivery
by this line.
INGERSOLL ON ELECTION.
Egregious Blunders of Cleveland
Helped to Turn Down Ills Party
"The people of this country believe
in protection with a capital P. They
have had a severe lesson and paid ex
orbitant tuition, and although much
poorer than in lSf)2, they are much
wiser. The brain has gained-what the
pocket lost, I see no good reason
for fearing the future. The Republi
cans kuow their power must be used
for the good of the country, and that
the people will demand a sensible and
economical course. I think the Re
publicans know enough in ISfKi to take
good and able men, men in whom the
people have confidence. At present
McKinley and Reed appear to be the
conspicuous ones. I do not think there
is any chance for Harrison. lie had
enough and ought to go to bed satis
fied. The Republicans will without
doubt elect the next President and the
next, and so on for many nexts.
Tho people all over the country were
surprised at the turning down giving
the Democratic party, but it was not
more than could be expected from the
egregious blunders of President Cleve
land and tho party in power. The
Sandwich Islands episode was the first,
then the Wilson bill as originally
drawn and the tariff bill as ultimately
passed were two more: Cleveland's
perfidy and dishonor letter to Wilson
was another; so was his letter to Catch
ings. His refusal to sign or veto was
a mixture of cowardice and blunder
ing. His threat to keep working to
ward free trade was another, and Sec
retary Carlisle's opinion on the ability
of the Government to redeem its finan
cial obligations belongs in the cata
logue, while the general attack on
pensioners and the turning over of
the House and Senate committees to
the South was very awkward. Mas
sing these mistakes, it is no wonder
that the people voted the Democrats
out of power. It was a case of hav
ing no cent3 in their pockets bnt some
in their heads.
Treatment of Consumption.
Tho Pennsylvania Society for the
Prevention of Tuberculosis, which has
been engaged for several years in the
humane work of distributingxamphlets
setting forth the means of avoiding
consumption and checking its spread,
will soon petition the City Council of
Philadelphia tomake aa appropriation
of $100,000 for the building and equip
ment of a hospital for the can? and
treatment of the consumptive poor.
Our American cities are lehlnd the
age in this provision for the general
health. London has several hospitals
in which consumption is specially
treated, and where no patient, however
poor, is refused treatment. Since the
creation of these institutions the death
, te ha3 steadily decreased, until Lon-
nion toJay is"oneof the healthiest
largest cities in the world. Paris
without a consumptive hospital for the
poor, has a death rate proportionately
as large as that of twenty years ago.
The health authorities of France
and Germany are now actively inter
ested in the subject of the prevention
of tuberculosis, believing that it is
not hereditary, but the result of con
tagion, and they are making prepara
tions to build hospitals in the larger
cities. New York City, it may be
added, will have a hospital for the
consumptive poor within a year. The
Pennsylvania Society proposes apply
ing to the Legislature for an appro
priation to erect a State hospital at an
early date. Both city and State hos
pitals are intended to be expressly for
the poor, among whom consumption is
caused largely by lack of proper
nourishment, and it invariably hap
pens where cne member of a family in
humble circumstances contracts the
disease it spreads to all the members,
isolation of the sufferers being im
practible. New York Evening Post.
Losses and Gains.
The full returns of the recent elec
tions show some remarkable, results
for an "off year." It appears that in
several of the most populous States
not only did from 29 to nearly 50 per
cent, of the Democrats stay at home,
but considerable numbers of them, to
give greater emphasis to their dis
pleasure, voted the Republican ticket.
The following figures show the loss
and gain in the total vote " compared
Hep. tain. .
The Democratic loss is, in round
numbers, one-fifth in New York, one
fourth in Pennsylvania, one tenth in
Indiana, nearly one-half in Minne
sota, one-sixth in Msouri, one-fourth
in "Wisconsin, one-third in New Jer
sey and one-fifth in Connecticut