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The Weekly Democrat. I,
Published Every Saturday by
Ttie Democrat Printina Go.
Entered at the I'ost Utile at Caic Girardeau,
Mo., as &ec4ud-clas8 matter.
SATURDAY. APRIL i. !!'".
Boodle did it.
We will )iek
our ilints and try it
We met Ihe enemy aii'i
The new ity Council will allow no
curb stone muddles.
The letter K was an unlucky letter
in Tuesday's city election.
We elected four of the seven 1
dates on the Republican ticket.
The city government will be in
hands for the next twelve months.
The city election in St. Louis result
ed in a complete Republican victory.
The little Dolly Varden boss who
created all the disturbance was snowed
The old city administration will die
hard. Wicked people always die
The Republicans scratched and the
Democrats got the benefits of the
The Republicans of Chicago elected
their city ticket by a majority of over
Mayor-elect Coerver is a good man.
We believe he will do all he can for
the best interest of the city.
The City Council will lie five Re
publicans, two Democrats and one
don't know where to put him.
F. A. Kage is a great organizer and
a great demoralizer too. He got a big
vote, but he made a miscalculation.
The first ward is Democratic and
two Democratic Councilmen will rep
resent that ward in the next Council.
The spot on the ceiling is still there
and it shows the imprint of the pos
terior of the little man who started out
to do up the Republican party.
Every Republican on the Dolly Var
Jen ticket in this city was defeated.
Serves them right they had no busi
ness going off with stray cattle.
The city limits extension carried at
Jackson by a big vote, and now the
Democrats of that town will have to
come to the Cape for their bitters.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has declared the Income Tax
unconstitutional. Now the editors of
the little rural newspajiers will feel re
lieved. Three hundred silver dollars is a
bij? pile of money for one memlier of
the colored club to In- handling on
election day. but it was silver- -Democratic
I'hu'be Cousins, the woman's rights
advocate, says she was enjjajred to
marry the late .lames !. Fair, but
through the meddling of people close
to the bonanza king she lost her prize.
.1. 1. McCullough. editor of the
(lobe-Democrat, on lieing questioned
as to what constituted a good editor
replied. -It is knowing where hell
will break out next and having a re
porter on the spot to write it. up."
The Democrats say we had no biisi-jtl,a;
ness mixing politics in the election in
this city, but the Ucpuhlicans turn si
deaf ear to such argument. Capedir-.
ardeau is a Republican city and the j
Kepublieans will see to it hereafter
that Republicans run the city govern
ment. When the Republican party regains;
control of tne government, one of it
first acts will be to resU.re relations I
of reciprocity with otlier powers. It is j
one of the ironies of theexisting situa- j
tion that an administration pledged
to freer trade"sho;ild have embroiled j
us in needless tariff wars. . :
(iovcrnor Stone has called an ex-j
tra session of the Missouri Legislature j
to meet on the i'ld day of April. This
will lie hard on the Democratic mem- i
liers who are at home planting j
pumpkin s;eds. and it will be hard,
too. on the tax-payers who will have
the bills to foot.
The Republicans who scratched their
tickets last Tuesday are 'now ashamed
of themselves. They committed a sin
that no short prayers will smear over.
They are wicked people and they know
it. No use in calling names. Look
them in their faces and you wilj know
them. A sheep-killing dog is always
known by the way he hangs his head.
There are two or three little penny I
olitieians in this city who will here- i
after have to take back seats. They '
are too liyht in the upper story to i
shine as men of prominence in this en- ;
lightened age. They are back num- i
her wav back. !
Tlic extra session of the Missouri
Legislature will cost the tax-payers a
big pile of money. The members will
get their five dollars per day and
i mileage and there is no limit to the
length of the term. They can remain
at Jefferson City all summer if they
want to. We hope, however, that the
1 honest Republicans will do their duty
and for an adjournment within a
j week's time.
a noieu American shipbuilder says
in the New York ''Tribune: -'The
day of the wooden ship is about over.
Iron and steel are the materials we
must look to henceforth, and ships
constructed of them have every ad
vantage of the old-time wooden ones.
The depletion of our forests would
make the change inevitable anyway,
but aside from that the maritime world
is a gainer by the new conditions.
The iron vessels are more durable,
can le operated longer, with less re
pairs, and are impervious to the
ravages of the teredo and the
Who owns America? The railroad
companies own 211.000,000 acres, or
enough to make six states as large as
Iowa. The Vanderbilts own over
2.000.000 acres. Mr. Ditson. of Penn
sylvania owns over 1,000.000. the
Standard Oil Company, 1.000,000, and
Murphy of California, an area equal
to that of the State of Massachusetts.
The Schenley estate owns lands from
which the heirs have received annually
one million dollars. Twenty-one mil
lion acres are owned by foreigners
who owe no allegiance to onr govern
ment and are no friends of the repub
lic. What will our children own? A
right to pay rent.
The editor of an exchange lives in a
house lx;tween a church and a dancing
hall. One night there vas a meeting
at the church, and a dance at the hall,
and the editor sat on the veranda and
took in the situation jotting down the
following which he hoard: Let us pray
choose partners O, Lord all salute
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u. iiMi-vimi-Ki me ien- hmi'ii
to us- four forward and back as we
all promenade kneel before- and
balance all-present our petition
grand right and left -for 'hrist's
k. . rf-11
as sauueneu anne ue-enera. j 01 ,ae;
town and went off and joined a foot i
Some people profess
bicycle craze."" as it
is called, will
soon die out. It may in time hut
present indications certainly do not
point that wav. It is said 1hat nearly
to a greater extent for this year's
trade. A trade directory recently
issued has a list of 208 manufacturers
and nearly ."iH differently named
machines. Kach factory exjHi-ts to
turn out from KMMl to .id.lNtn wheels
this year. Aside from this great
numlier many arc imported. This
looks as though everyone in the sh:iie
of a human lchig would soon ride a
wheel, whether they have one or two
in their heads or not.
For the seven month ending with
anuary the exports of the 1'iiited
States were W07.lHtT.timt. an increase or
$:U.(HHt.(HH in the same jieriod one year
ago. while the exports were -J'.t4..C".-!i!t."t.
a decrease of OIUHHt.lHHt. This af
fords an indication of what the Demo
cratfe tariff law will do. It increases
our imports of manufactured goods.
and thus injures our working classes: I
for every dollar's worth of that in-
crease ill imports means a dollar's i
I worth less made here, consequently
much less work for our jn-ople.
j Furthermore, instead of increasing'
jour exports it has cut them down.
thus diminishing the market for our
farmers and planters. It is a sword
which cuts both ways, but both wound
Any reader of this paper can get the
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price is only one dollar a year. In
politics, it is strictly Republican, but
it gives all the news, and is absolutely
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yet desires to keep promptly and thor
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St. Louis, Mo.
A revised and enlarged edition of
Dr. Humphreys' Specific Manuel will
be sent free to any address. Hum
phreys Medicine Company, William
and John Sts., New York.
MONSTER REDWOOD TREES.
They Compose a Moat Remarkable Timber
One of the most remarkable timber
belts in the world stands in Humboldt
and Mendocino counties, California. It
embraces .iJIS square miles, contain
ing 132,000.000,003 feet of timber. With
. u : . : . : ,. 4 - 1
! found the age of some of these trees to
; be nearly 3,000 years. Some of the
' fallen trees have remained where they
1 lucoiuvi nil; ujicruauuucacicubiai uavv
; leu Ior buo to 1'0W 'ears' 50 " 13 est1'
mated, with scarcely any deterioration
of the wood.
Eastern tourists in California know
but little of these redwoods (Sequoia
sempervirens). They usually see th
few mammoth redwoods of Calavera?
(Sequoia gigantca) and go home and tell
their friends about this disappearing
ti4be of giants. The lumber redwoods
of Humboldt are less talked about, yet
one of its trees will yield 100.000 feet of
boards, and fill a freight train with
Felling these trees, which are 150 to
250 feet high, is a fine art acquired only
by the most expert chopper. He must
have excellent judgment as to the
"lean" of the tree, and other peculiari
ties which may affect the direction of
its fall. He drives a stake lOO.or 150 feet
from the base of the tree, and prepares
a level bed in a direct line from base
to stake, and on that Una the tre
must fall. An ax kerf is then made on
the side where the tree is to falL The
apex of the obtuse triangle made by
this kerf points exactly to the distant
The tree is cut one-third through
with the ax. On the other side of the
tree, opposite the ax kerf, a saw kerf is
started. This is done by boring two
holes horizontally and driving in wood
en pins on which the 13 to 20-foot saw
rests until the kerf is sufficiently deep
to steady the saw. Broad, thin iron I
wedfes are driven in after the saw to !
prevent the doomed tree from pinching
it. At each end of this saw "ears" are
bolted on, which can be removed and
the saw withdrawn in case of trouble
Wedges are made to follow the saw
until the wood dividing the saw kerf
from the ax kerf is narrowed to a width
where wedges can be made to force the
tree, with all its great weight, to lean
in the direction in which it is to fall.
The tree is toppled over, and socx.ict
is the chopper's work and calculation
that almost invariably the falling
trunk drives the stake aimed at when
operations were begun. Anv error in
the fall of the tree is likely to cause
the tree to break and cost tiie lumber
man more than the chopper's wages
for the month ?12.". These virgin for
ests are so densely timbered that, if !
cleared at once, there would not be I
room enough on the ground for the 1
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I trunks. 1 eelers follow the chopiiers.
i with Ion? steel liars, flattened at one
j end. they pry off the thick bark and
I burn it. Then comes the cross-cut saw
' '"an. who cuts the tree into logs,
1 !i'hese are transported to the saw mills
"1 1(211. VIII Hilt" I nj l l lr itUH :tllll!CU WJ
J;i.dwooil is h(, frvu from resinous j
matter that it will not burn readily, i
; When tired it chars. The immunity
. from tire of towns built of redwood 1
... , : lumber is remarkable. Larire confla
to believe :liei ,- i. n i.V.. i i. 1
1 hrinl.-c .r wrr liftln tli:i it w n.A lit.
t builders in a preen state. The beauty
J of the wood for finishing work ia
i narked, as it frequently has a curly
t fori m irvl 1vrmi.if; n l:f n iviniil:ii rn.l
! in the eastern states. ISoston Travcl
! b r.
' They Will Uet Ilia Sums. Kvoa on
Death of ; Frieml.
The gambling instinct among Indi
ans seems rather to he increased than
j otherwise by civiliziition.nnd more than !
I one Cherokee who drew at Tahtcquah '
! n-cently for himself, his wife and his I
i 1 Iiililren ruitc a larire sum of money in
' t;:ll discharge of his personal interest :
j 1:1 the Cherokee striji came near losing I
1 every dollar of it liefnre returning !
i home. One il.iv when the distribution I
v.'as exceptionally heavy two very spec- j
ulatlvi- r'" ioicnts were standing to- '
(;i thor lie;::- the oust ofiice. A boy was j
M'.'n coining along the street on a '
bucking pony. For so you ng a boy he i
held hi. siat well. !nt it seemed c.t- ,
1 ceeiiing probable to the onlookers that !
I before lie got tin- pony home he would ;
j cither be thrown or would have to get ;
i!T. The two Indians iliseiissoil th i
p.v.j.osif.oii with much excitement, and
linally one man bet the other the en- i
'ire government per capita that the '
be tnro.vn before he got
Tne bet was accepted with vicious
eagerness, and as they watched the
antics of the pony as it whirled round,
bucked, sat down on it-, haunches, and
did everything else that was ever
known to a trick horse, they almost
came to blows in the excitement of
their argument. Finally the horse,
despairing of any ot her means of get
ting rid of its rider, leaped in the air
ami fell 011 its side, knocking half the
life out of the boy. and then rolling
completely over him. An altercation,
01" course, followed as to which had
won the bet. The p'.uclcy boy hung on
to the horn of his saddle, although ap
parently fatally injured. He neither
fell oft" nor got off. but was lifted off
the furious animal by half a dozen men
who rushed quickly to the rescue. Ef
forts were made to quiet the two In
dians, and the suggestion that the bet
lie declared off was freely made. As
each man declined to pay the other,
this was the final outcome of the af
fair: but the wagering of such a com
paratively large sum over such an in
significant event shows that specula
tion will always be more or less pop
ular with the average Indian. St.
"'Speaking1 of persistency," re
marked the bill-poster, thoughtfully,
"my trade is certainly one in which a
man will never make a cent except by
sticking at it." Buffalo Courier.
Not Bullet-Proof. Cohenstein (to
bfflcer, who is about to fire at fleeiac
blothing thief) "Shoot 'im ia dm
ba&tsl Shoot 'im in der ba&t&t QS3
tart -aaa -rest tab wx&tjPSo
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Of the now nearly twenty thousaud
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and of these the Toledo Weekly Blade
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has the largest circulation. For more
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politics, temjierance in principle, al
ways on the side of justice and right,
it is just the paper for the rising gen
eration, and a great educator for the
whole family. Serial stories, wit and
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and Young Folks are a few of the
many other prominent features of this
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tion, and the publishers invite any
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dresses to whom they will mail sample
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Address The Bladk.
Seed Oats and Clover Seed.
For seed oats and clover seed call
at the'offiee of C. T. Lewis Wednesdays
c. T. Lewis.
Agent for Louis Houck.
We have received a copy of Specific
Manuel, enlarged and revised edition
by F. Humphreys. M. D. It will lie
welcomed as a Guide to those who use
Humphreys' specific. A copy will be
sent free upon addressing the Hnm
reys' Company, New York.
Hiss Qfynstipe UIjeeler,
Stenooraplier and Typewriter
Frrpared to do work ou short notice. South
Snanish Stri ct. oct26-94
Morrison & Davis,
leal Estate fi.
List of property for tale:
15 10U11 V"st End.
ill loth iii northern part of tin- citv.
one lo-room frame nonm-.
One 10-room brick house.
Five 4-rooia frame cottage,
acre farm - mileb from citv.
40 acre farm a miles from citv.
:120 acre rami s miles from Jtafrt Cape Girar
deau, 111.. on Ulliu road
For iiilennatioti or particulars call on or ad
dress. MOKKISON ft DAVIS,
:3 .t .Vi S. Spanish St .
d.l.wlm. CapeGiranleaa, AIo.
The rtlo.t riaeeesufnl Remedy ever discov
ered, as It Is certain In Its effects and does not
busier. Read proof below.
. KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE.
T a dm or, Ohio, Jan. 10th,
bR. B. J. Kexdaix Co.
Gents 71 haw been iiflnfr yotir Spavin Cure
with remarkable success on a Kintf-bonf of
long standing. ltn n hd rr rare. 1 think,
in almost every cane. Yours tmlv,
31. C REYNOLDS.
KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE.
Kt. Louis, Ho April 27th, 1892.
Ph. B. J. Kfitdatx Co.
Ocnts I tried your "Kendall's Spatts CrRe.1
and it had the deftired effect. I nsed not quite
half a bottle of it. My horse had a Terrible
Sprain ou his let?. Respectful!? ynnre.
LORENCK WIJ-HEtM, the Baker.
Price $1.00 per bottle.
Pit. R. J. KVN DAU CO..
Euoburi:b FnUt-u eraiout
SOI,I BY DRI'CaaSTH.
,ft'! RESTORES VITALITY.
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THE GREAT :!t
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, . ; .11. i-, id .t'ii-;.;y ' ir i. lifii all othi r.i fail
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: "!.': :h ' ji'nk ;r3nr tnpalp rhrek; a d
!- i- j i.-e of rnnflt. Tt ririN off fnnnity
?- i f r x.T-.yion. Insist V.axw KIIVIVO, no
t. .-. i fen !io irri"d in vt-st iorkt. liy "ai5.il.
( .'- I ""r r"-' -2.10. iir six tor .".00, with a po-.i
-"r-' r ri im Cti3".anre t" rare cr refund
the ieioiv.-y. f'irmiarfrf:-. Address
r.l,wAL rEDiCm-I CO.. 63 River St.. CHICAGO. ILi
I. Ben. Miller. Dru-jist. Cajx Ciinir
Shop on Main street, one door south of the
All kinds of Fresh Meats and Sausage al
ways on band. Delivery wagon ran every
Here we are with the prettiest line of
New Spring Goods
It has ever been our good fortune to place in
this market, and at such low prices. It will
pay you to come and see them.
We will be pleased to show you the latest
Woolens, Silks, Duck and Cotton Fabrics
for Spring and Summer wear.
Ourlineof EMBROIDERY, LACE and
WHITE GOODS is complete.
Jas. Mc Kenna & Co.
HIDES, WOOL. FURS, FEATHERS,
Dried Fruit and General Produce.
GRASS SEED OF ALL KINDS,
Seed Oats, Seed Potatoes, Salt,
Lime and Cement.
Receiving and Shipping a Specialty.
Qor. Trivs 2t)d Uat?r Sts. Cape Girardeau, Mo.
GLENN has returned from the markets
with a large stock of Spring Goods consisting
of Dry Goods, an elegant line of Dress Goods,
a nobby line of Gents' Furnishing Goods, a
full line of Ladies and Childrens Custom
Shoes. Our line of Carpets and Matting is
unsurpassed in Southeast Mo.
Don't fail to see our line of Men's, Boys',
and Children's Spring Suits at prices lower
than was ever known. We would like to have
everybody call and examine our stock and
prices before buying, as we are detirmined to
lead in styles, quality and quantity this season.
Don't forget the place.
DAVID A. GLENN.
No. 27 Main St.
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Capo G-iraideaTa, 3o.
BREWERS OF STANDARD LAGER BEER
A. RUEDIGEK, Pres.
F. V. FEUERBACHER, Vice Pres.
E. II. ENGELMANX, Sec'y.
CHRIS HIRSCII, Treas.
Herald Squaiv. New Yory
F. W. FEUERBAHER.
A. J. LANG.