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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., Publlsfiers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1895.
Vol. XIX No 49
Bucklew Lets Go.
The Case oi samuol Bucklew Acalnst
the C ity Officials or this City Is
City Attorney, Sam M. Green wired
us this morning from St. Louis that
the famous Bucklew damage suit
against the city officials of this city
was dismissed in the United States
Circuit Court at the cost of the
Samuel Bucklew is the man who re-
fused to pay a license as a peddler
and was fined and locked ui in this
city for violation of a city ordinance.
He brought suit in the United States
Circuit Court at St. Louis against the
Mayor. Marshal, Police Judge, City
Attorney and the members of the City
Council, but his suit has been dis
missed as above stated.
lie Preferred Heath.
The vessel was going'downand only
one man remained on board the ill
fated craft. "Hurry,"" cried the
captain, "or you will be lost!"
"Is my wife there":'"" the man asked.
"Yes, and she is crying for yon."
"Say farewell to her forme. I shall
go down with the boat."
"What is the reason of this mad
ness'" cried the captain.
"Well, if I'm saved, I'll have to ex
plain to my mother-in-law why I
didn't have sense enough to take a
boat that would not sink and so I pre
fer to go down. Farewell."
At a recent performance at one of
the leading theaters a few evenings
ago two ladies wholived at a distance,
having to catch an early train, were
obliged to leave the theater before the
performance was finished. Selecting,
as they thought, a quiet interlude, they
were passing out of the stalls, when an
actor suddenly appeared on the stage,
and, repeating a part of his role, ex
claimed: "There they go. The only
two women I ever loved. One I couldn 't
have and the other I couldn't get."
The nmllvinpnt. if the allrlimiiv an
the astonishment of the young ladies
can he imagined. Spare Moments. !
Thomas Was lMalit. j
"Boys," said a teacher in a Sunday j
school! "can any of you quote a verse j
from Scripture to prove that it is I
wrong for a man to have two wives?" j
Ho paused and after a moment or two !
a bright boy raised his hand. "Well. I
Thorn:) s," said the teacher encourag
ingly. Thomas stood up and said:
inan can serve two masters."
The Toll Iteduced.
Louis Houck. I'resident of the ( 'ape
Girardeau and Scott County Bock
Road Company, issued orders to-day
to the toll gate keepers to pass wagons
loaded with wheat and corn through
the toll gates for twenty-five cents for
the round trip. This order is to stand
and be in force for a term of six
Mr. Houck says he makes this rate
for the purpose of inducing the farm
ers of Scott county to bring their
wheat and corn to this market. Hehas
instructed the toll gate keepers to keep
a record of the wagons that pass
through the gates on the reduced rate
and to make monthly reports of same.
If the reduced rate makes a fair show
ing Mr. Houck will continue the order
for a longer time.
COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS.
4,ov. tono Vacates All Commissions
Prior to .Ian. 1, lfiUJ.
Jefferson City. Mo., March 2!.
Gov. Stone to-day issued the follow
"By virtue of authority conferred
on me by law, I do hereby vacate from
and after the 1st day of July next all
commissions issued to persons residing
in any. of the States or Territories of
the United States or foreign countries
as commissioners of deeds for the
State of Missouri, prior to the first
day of January. A. D. eighteen hun
dred and eighty-five."
This step is necessary for the reason
that commissions issued thirty years
ago are still in force, although it is
probable that two-thirds of the per
sons to whom they were issued are
either dead or removed from the State
in which they resided at the time they
were commissioned. No instrument
acknowledged after July 1, 1895, by a
commissioner of deeds who was com
missioned prior to Jan. 1, 1885, will be
valid in law, hence the importance of
the proclamation being widely known.
The Charm of Scotch Words.
1 wonder if persons who can write
Scotch are sufficiently aware of the
great literary advantage they have
over Writers who are not born to that
ability. It is no credit to them that
they can do it. It is a gift of nature
dropped in their lap. I never heard
of any one who learned bv artificial
j means to write Scotch. Scotch writers
; do it. and no one else. It has long
leen obvious that the proportion of
j good writers to the whole Scotch
: population was exceedingly largo:
j but I do not remember that it has ever
j been pointed out how much easier it is
fr a Scotchman to be a good writer
I than another because of his innate
! command of Scotch tongue. There
are such delightful words in that lan
guage: words that sing on the printed
page wherever their employer hapiens
to drop them in; words that rustle:
words that skirl, and words that clash
and thump. Scribners for April.
History of the Barometer.
In the "Meteorologishe Zeitschrift"
for December last. Prof. G. Hellmann
gives a very interesting account of the
invention of the barometer, which has
now Ix-en in use 250 years. Torricelli,
I who died at the early age of 39 years,
was too busily engaged in mathemati
I cal studies to publish an account of
his discovery, but on June 11, 1(544, he
I wrote a description of it to his friend
I Uicci. This letter, and Kieci's ob
jections to the cxerimeut, were pub
lished in Hit;."! by C. Dati. a friend of
Torricelli. and, as this work is now
exceedingly scarce, Prof. Hellmann
has reprinted the correspondence, in
the original Italian, in the above-mentioned
journal. Some of the para
graphs, says "Nature," are note
worthy. eseeialy those in which
TorriceHi states that it was not merely
a question of producing a vacuum,
but of making an initrument which
would indicate the changes of the
atmosphere. The first continuous
barometrical observations appear to
have been made in France. In En
land they were first taken bv Robert
Boyle, about the year 1050, to whom
wo owe the invention of the word
"Barometer. " Scientific American.
The Editor's Woodpile
We were engaged the other day in
piling wood in the cellar, and our
thoughts ran iu the direction of the
amount of labor expended in cutting,
preparing, hauling and getting the
ood to the stove or'fireplace. First,
41143 trees are felled in the forest, then
the trunk DU limbs are cl,t int 4-foot
lengths and split and piled: then haul-
ed out to the roadside or slid down
the mountain; then hauled off to
market; then delivered at the houses of
customers; then throwi?into the cellar
or woodshed; then sawed: then split:
then piled: then carried into the house
and placed in the woodbox: then burn
ed. Eleven times at least the wood is
handled and rehandled, about half of
which labor falls upon the seller, and
the other half upon the consumer. It
is about the same with coal. The
original article is of less value than
the labor required to get it into practi-
! cal use by the consumer. And so it is
largely with almost everything that
goes into general consumption. Labor
is the great element of cost in human
existence. Northampton Gazette.
owers of Cities of
Jefferson t"iTY, Mo., March .'51.
The State Supreme Court in banc and
Division No. 1 were in session yester
day. All of the judges were present
except Judge T. A. Sherwood, who is
away on account of sickness. In the
court in banc an important opinion was
filed involving the constitutional con
struction of the limitation of taxing
powers placed on cities of the "third
and fouth classes. The City of Lamar
contracted with the Lamar Water
Works Company for a plant, and
afterwards, under a ruling of the Cir
cuit Court, could not pay the rental.
The lower court held that 50c on the
$100 valuation was the limit of the
city's power to provide for water works
after operating expenses of the local
government had been taken out. The
Supreme Court holds differently. The
50c limit is all that can be levied on
real estate and personal property, but
license taxes may be used for public
purposes, as well as any part of the
50c levy. The lower court is reversed.
Bc Your Own Doctor.
It won't cost you one half as much.
Do not delay. Send three 2-cent
stamps for postage, and we will 6end
you Dr. Kaufmann's great work, fine
colored plates, from life, on disease,
its causes and home cure. Address
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A Wisconsin Man Proposes to ;rap- j TrainlngThem lor Kunninuand lllv
lle With the Difficulty. "S 1 "w Prohibited.
A Wisconsin legislator has boldly A writer in lhe 'Ph11 Mal1 Budget"
taken the bull by the horns bv inti - o -
ducing a bill for compulsory arbitra-
tlon. It provides a bill in case of
dispute arising between railroads and
their employes either party to the con
troversy, or any ten citizens, whose
interests are injuriously affected by
the trouble, may apply to the Circuit
Court, and that tribunal can cite the
parties to appear and settle the con
troversy, or if either party objects to
action by the court the court may refer
the matter to a board of arbitrators,
which shall be empowered to hear and
After the verdict has been pronoune-
ed the workmen may refuse to work
for the wages fixed, but must not in
terfere with the running of the road or
the hiring of other men. The award
can be enforced against the companies
in the same manner as any other judg
ments are enforced, but it is expressly
provided that if any company shall
refuse to comply with the terms, and
injury thereby arises, it shall be com
pelled to pay three times the actual
damages sustained. New H a v n
AN OBNOXIOUS MOTION.
Kcntuckian Who Swore
by C ol.
walterson s Paper.
The Kentucky Legislature is in some
respects a peculiar body, and some of
us memoers as individuals are even
more ieculiar. It is the custom to
give each memlier the choice of two
daily uewspajers during the session at
the exjiense of the State, and they all
avail themselves of it. One old fellow
from a mountain county, a new mem
ber, when he chose, took as his choice
the Louisville Courier-Journal, which
was the gosjn-1 to him. He was
.1. -VI 1... .1 ,
uiuruuguiy aruaiu anu unversed in j
parliamentary usage, and the first I
morning after he had chosen his pajx-r I
and it lay on the desk before him. he
heard some member move to disjx-nse
with the reading of the journal, which
was a part of the regular routine of
the body. He said nothing, but laid
aside his pajxir. The next day it was
the same, and soon for two weeks, and
then forbearance ceased to be a virtue
and the member rose to his feet.
"Mr. Speaker," he said in thunder
tones, for he was hot. "I raise to a
p'int of order. Per two weeks er sich
a matter I have sat in mv seat in this
place jjeaeeful and listenin" to what is
goin on around me and learnin' the
ways. Every mornin", Mr. Seaker.
about the time I git to readin" uv my
copy uv the Cooyah-.lournal up jumps
some Republican and moves to dis
pense with the readin" uv the Journal.
In all this time. Mr. Seaker, I hain't
never heerd a single member movin'
to dispense with the readin" uv the
Louisville Commercial and Im gittin'
ureu uv sucn tyrannical oppression,
Mr. Speaker, and 1 move to lay the i twenty-five or thirty silver Mexican
matter on the table so's we kin go on ors. the old Mexican runners
with our readin' uv the Journal are dead, killed by their mad over
peace." j work, and the authorities are wise
The memlmr's motion did not carry. I enough to have suppressed a liveli
but the matter was explained to his hood thatinvariably proved suicidal,
satisfaction. N. V. Commercial-Ad-! Youths Companion.
A Noted Preacher.
Evangelist Kilbro, recently of the j
National Evangelization Socictv of M
Baltimore, preached in the Bantist
church vesterdav morning and nirht
ine tailing rain
ciid not prevent a
nor cool the deep
spiritual interest. Several requested I each month, and therefore no reports
prayer at the morning service, and at : have lieen received of a date later than
night the front seat was crowded with ! March 10. Nevertheless, as many as
anxious inquirers, while many others j 10. "00 returns have already leen re
manifested interest in the congrega- ceived. and are now being verified and
t!on. Nearly all these of last night 1 being recorded. It is estimated that
(12 or 15 in number) were men. Mr. i the returns made to the Collectors
Bilbro is a college and seminary I prior to March 10 represent at least
graduate, an earnest Bible student, an
original thinker, a logical reasoner,
and a pleasant speaker. He works on
the plan of his former teacher, the re
nowned Moody, and has been equally
successful in States east, west, north
and south, and in Canada. It is a
treat to our church goers to have such
men visit our city, and we think Bro. !
Tate especially fortunate in securing
such a man to fill his pulpit. Those
who go late to-night are almost sure
to fail to get in.
It Was Not Our Fight.
The Democrat fired a shot or two
at some of the temperance cranks at
Jackson just before the city election,
but the fight was not ours. We did
not try very hard to influence votes
one way or the other. The extension
of the city limits will not hurt us. It
carried by a big vote andnowthe boys
will get their bottles filled down here.
We will get some benefits from the
extension and we are satisfied.
CHILDREN IN MEXICO.
! xntxa the work and play or .Mexican
j children, who are apparently quite as
a;" - L1c " "l'1 "l tuc "!'" "Ki
as our own little ones, lhey are
They love music, and more than that,
are born with clever fingers, especially
adapted to the sculptor's work. They
are indeed marvelous modelers. The
wee brown fingers of Mexican babies
mold the ruddy Mexican mud into
babies darker than themselves, and
very little children pinch and pat and
poke moist clay or wax into statuettes,
to be sold in the market-places.
Here in the public bazaars the poor-
i er children spend a great deal of their
time. They peddle the little clay and
wax figures which their tiny hands
have made, they hawk flowers and bar
ter magnificent fruits for copper coins;
and they rush after you, catch you by
the skirt, and lure you back to their
parents' booths. As a rule, they know
one English sentence, "Give me a
In their devotion to music they seem
to emulate the birds themselves. This
is the unique morning custom, whereby
j they pay back the little feathered
warblers, song for song.
When day first breaks in at the
window of a Mexican home, the head
of the house gallantly welcomes it by
leaping out of lied. If he is very old
or feeble, he at least manages to lift
himself from his pillow, and then he
liegins to sing a song of praise. If
a priest hapiH-ns to be staying in the
house, then it is he who starts the
vocal symphony. But whoever begins
it, all the household catches it up. the
wife, the grown children, the half
grown children, the toddling babies
anu even uic seram, join tins simple
melodv of praise. Out bevond the
cabins, the abode hut or the richly
carved palace, the hewers of wood, the
drawers of water, tenders of grain or
of flowers, join in the morning chorus.
But sweetest of all those sweet Mexican
notes, rings the treble pipe of the
Mexican baby voice.
Mexican children used to be trained
to two industries in which they no
longer engage. These were running,
and diving for coins: but both these
daring and remunerative sports are
now prohibited by law. Not long ago
a goodly number of boys were trained
ito 'un almost
! toddle alone.
us soon as they could
They inherited supple
hips, strong thighs, tireless legs and
nimble feet from their remote and their
nearest ancestry. When they grew to
manhood, reaching also professional
perfection, they joined a corps which
formed the only reliable messenger
service of Mexico. These men often
ran 350 miles in four and a half days.
They made round trips of "00 miles in
i nine days, for which they were paid by
Income Tax Ueturiis.
Washington, D. C, April :!.--The
ncome tax returns are coming in far
beyond the cxmrtationsof the officials.
iTo save time and avoid complications
' the Collectors were instuctedtoclussify
land send in the returns on the loth of
itMI.OOO in income tax. and that the
actual amount returned to April 1 will
aggregate $15.(HK.O0o. It was not ex
pected that returns to any considerable
extent would be made before the 8th
or 10th of April, five days before the
time limit expires, and hence the show- j
ing so far made is exceedingly gratify
those having the matter in
charge. Another matter of congratu
lation is that little difficulty is being
experienced by taxpayers in filling out
the blanks. So far little or no diffi-
culty has been encountered, and, all
things considered, the work of collect
ing the tax is going forward with "very
little friction. It is expected that at
least $20,000,000 income tax will have
been collected by June 1, the close of
the fiscal year. . The officials do not
express any doubts that the Supreme
Court will sustain all of the important
features of the law, if not the entire
act as it stands, and are pushing the
work as rapidly as is consistent with
BAPTISM IN A BLIZZARD.
Weather Has No Terror for theKapldly Taking the Place of Beef
Faithful Dunkards. and Mutton In German Citlea.
Philadelphia, April 4. Blizzards j Washington, D. C, April 1. In
and northeasters have no terrors for
j the Dunkards when they have business
hand. Thev had hnsiness at. Pari-
... p m .. .h turn
women were to be baptized. The creek
was frozen and covered with snow, but
it took a few minutes only to sweep
off the snow and cut a good-sized hole
through the ice. Then Rev. Mr.
Graybill waded into the icy water and
intimated that he was ready. Miss
Groff was thereupon conducted to the
water and questioned as to her spiritual
convictions as she stood and shivered
in the creek.
Then the minister threw water over
her and to complete the ceremony
dipped her forward three times in the
creek. After this she knelt in the
water up to her chin, while the minister
prayed that her name might be written
in the book of life. Altogether she
was in the water fully five minutes,
and when she came out her face was
livid and her frame shook as with
ague. But at the supper that was
given to the brethren that night she ac
knowledged that she felt much better
and happier for the ex)x?rienee.
V Weak Forclan Policy.
It is quite likely that all of the
many pending foreign complications
will be amicably settled, but this re
sult will be due rather to the feeble
ness of the Administration than to a
proper support of our rights and in
terests on its part. Other countries
understand very well that our present
foreign policy is one of concession
and conciliation rather than of digni
ty, firmness and self-reliance. The
fact that various nations have ventured
to assail our interests, to discriminate
against our products, to treat our
wishes with indifference, implies that
I they recognize the weakness of the
.u nil iiiii ciiiuu auu 11::1 uiai nit v uii:
taking no risk in adopting such a
course. They are not at all afraid of
being called to account for their un
friendly actions. At the most, noth
ing worse can hapen, they are satis
lied than a little diplomatic contro
versy, with the probability that in
the end they will secure all they want.
They know that the whole tendency of
the policy of the Administration in
international disputes is toward a
peaceful solution at any cost, and they
are quick to take advantage of the op
portunity thus presented for the pro
motion of their own welfare and
prosperity at our expense.
The peoplu of the United States cer
tainly do not indorse this policy.
They lielieve in jwace, to be sure, and
prefer the maintenance of friendly
relations with all the rest of the world;
but they do not believe in seeking such
a result by tamely submitting to all
sorts of slights and injuries, or by
allowing the idea to prevail that they
are more opposed to war than they
I are to humiliation. It is not to be
j supposed for a moment that they favor
the theorv of dealing with every in-
Itervening foreign difficulty in a spirit j
I of unruffled kindness and systematic j
! condescension. They would like to .
; see a little pluck and independence j
manifested in diplomatic affairs. The 1
policy of avoiding war by showing a i
readiness to tight if necessary w&uld !
suit them much Ix-tter
than this con-
stant suggestion of a willingness to i in the way of attempted vicious law
accept almost any terms' in order to ! making, not even to New York, and
prevent hostilities. They sire tired ' the fact that the gentlemen at Spring
anil sick, in short, of methods that j field usually keep right on until the
bring reproach and ridicule upon the j heat of June drives them home, adds
country, and put it practically at the j to the lxauties of the situation,
mercy of scheming and intimidating : To foster gambling race track bills.
nations. Tins is one of their greatest
grievances against the Cleveland Ad
ministration and the Democratic party.
They long for a display of courageous
and resolute Americanism and for
proper assertion of the fact that the
flag of their country means something
more than piece at any price. Globe
Democrat. shiloh Battlefield Association See
ond Annual Itcunlon
The second annual Reunion of the
Shiloh Battlefield Association will lie
held at Pittsburg Landing Tenn.,
April 5lh. (ith and 7th. 1895. The
Mobile & Ohio Railroad will sell
tickets to Bethel, Selmer or Perry
ville, Tenn., or to Corinth. Miss., at
one and one third for the round trip.
The fare for the round trip on the
boat from Perry ville to the Battlefield
will be $2.50 including meals. Round
trip rate by stage from Bethel $2.00
and from Selmer $1.50, from Corinth
$1.50. The stage lines and boats will
make close connection with the Mobile
and Ohio trains. There will be ample
accommodations for all. Ask your
nearest ticket agent for further par
, THE USE OF HORSE MEAT.
! view of the closing of German markets
i to American cattio there is another
direction toward which American
' narL-pro min-ht. well turn their attention
and that is the preparation and sale
of horse meat. The above is the sug
gestion made by United States Consul
E. W. Tingle, at Brunswick, Germany,
in a report to the State Department.
He says that in large German cities the
consumption of horse meat is almost
as great as that of beef and mutton,
and it is growing in the smaller towns.
I Of course, the customers are exclusive
ly of the poorer classes, but they com
pose nine-tenths of the consumers of
the country, and the meat is sold for
7c a pound, as against beef at from
15c to 25c. The Consul sets out rea
sons to prove that horse meat is quite
as good as beef. He says the demand
has increased so rapidly in Germany
that it is difficult to meet it, and,
whereas, butchers formerly paid from
$5 to $10 for a worn-out horse for
slaughter, they pay $45 and $50, and
prices are rising.
The Consul sees here a great oppor
tunity for American packers. He says
the horse supply in America is
practically inexhaustible; they can be
raised in the West cheaper than cattle,
and are more easily shipped. The
meat can not be canned, but it can be
furnished salted or smoked as well as
fresh, just as it is used in German.
The report touches upon the astonish
ingly rapid disuse of horses in Ameri
ca, consequent upon the introduction
of the. trolly car, which has made
horse raising in the West unprofitable,
and urges that the ranchman may find
relief by raising horses for food,
the prejudice against the meat in
America being no good reason why he
should not profit by the different state
of things in another country.
Those Biennial Sessions.
"One by one the roses fall," and
j one by one Western Legislatures ad
journ and the biennial sessions of 1S95
eome to a welcome end. ' In many in
stances time limits placed upon the
duration of Legislatures by the wise
framers of State Constitutions shorten
inflexibly the power for evil on the
part of the lawmakers and send them
home, to the great relief of their re
spective Commonwealths, at certain
fixed periods, more or less brief. In
such cases forty, sixty and ninety
days see the termination of their
mischief. Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska,
Missouri and others are thus now well
out of the way barring a special
session for Missouri and compara
tive peace reigns for another two
years in the vested interests of people
and organizations doing business
within their confines. Others will pass
from view within thecurrent month, and
then there will only remain the in
definite terrors of Illinois and
Michgan. The latter State Assembly.
however, though checked by no ju-
dicious time limit, does not average
so very badly in the character of its
efforts: but a chromo awaits the man
who can devise anything new in the
line of uncomfortable legislation which
has not, at some time, been proposed
at Springfield. The sovereign State
! of Illinois takes a buck seat to nothing
menace savimr banks, threaten double
taxation in the guise of revenue re
form, harry life insurance policy
holders, tax bicycle riders, and. in
short, to reach in any and every
direction where the biggest harm and
least good to the public can possibly
result, is the tradition and practice at
I Springfield every other year.
Some day in the beautiful future the
"time lock" will also be voted by the
weary citizens of Illinois upon its
biennial legislative session and the
capacity of its lawmakers for future
mischief thereby be limited to two or
three months, as it now is in so many
of its more sagacious sister States.
For the Ladles' Easter silk Edition.
The Silk Edition of the Easter
Democrat will be voted to the most
popular citizen. The votes will cost
five cents each. The ballot now
Mrs. M. G. Houck, 9.
D. A. Glenn, 1.