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i : DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., Publishers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
Vol. XIX No 51
Ben Deering is
The Preachers ol the Methodist
Church, Mouth, are Warned
Against Kccosnizing; Illiu.
Mr. Deering has been working as an
evangelist in the bounds of the South
west Missouri Conference, claiming to
be a local preacher of the M. E.
Church, South, and so represented
himself in a letter to a preacher in my
district last fall. Hearing conflicting
reports about his ecclesiastical re
lations, on meeting him in Jefferson
City in March, I asked him where his
membership was, and he replied that
it was in our church in St. Louis. I
thon LTfitrt tn lit- Mtvouwlr V I- rf
the St. Louis District, who replied
that Mr. Deering was not a local
preacher in that district. I notified
Mr. Deering of the discrepancy be
tween his statement and that made by
Dr. Messick. to which he gave no
answer. Meeting the pastor of our
church at Jefferson City, I .gave him
the facts, and he went to Mr. Deering.
who admitted to him that he had no
connection with our church anywhere.
The preachers and members of the
M. E. Church. South, in the Uoonville
District, are hereby warned against
recognizing Mr. Deering as a preacher.
C. II. Builds.
1". E. Boonville District.
Fayette, Mo., March 4, !).".
SLANG words and phrases.
The lSecent Orlirln of a Number
"Dun"' is a word whose meaning is
now known to every one who under
stands the English language, says tha
Boston I'ost. About the beginning
of the century a constablo in England
named John Dun liecame celebrated
as a first-class collector of bad ac
counts. When others would fail to
collect a bad debt. Dun would l sure
to get it out of the debtor. It soon
passed into a current phrase that
when a person owed money and did
not pay when asked, he would have
to bo "Dunned." Hence it soon be
came so common in such cases to
say: "You will have to dun So-and-so
if you wish to collect your money. "
Until the nomination of Franklin
Pierce for the presidency the word
"outsider' was unknown. The com
mittee on credentials came to make
its report, and could not get into the
hall because of the crowd of people
who were not memliers of the con
vention. The chairman of Ihe con-'
ventioned asked if the committee was j
ready to report, and the chairman of
the committee answered. "Yes. Mr
Chairman, but the committee is un
able to get inside on account of the
crowd and pressure of tho outsiders.'"
The newspaper reporters took up the
word and used it.
"You area daisy" is used by Dick
ens in "David Coppertield"' in the
sense of calling a person a daisy in
the way to express admiration and at
the same time to laugh at one's
credulity. svu-ertorth says to young!
Copperlield: "David, my daisy, you j
are so innoi-ent of the world. Let j
me call you my daisy, as it is so re-
freshing to find one in these current j
days so innocent and unsophisticated.
My dear CopicrIield. the daisies of
the field are not fresher than you."
"Too thin" was given currency by
Alexander II. Stephens, of Georgia,
in the ('nileii States Congress in
lsTO. Some members had made a re
ply to Mr. Stephens, and the latter
had his chair wheeled oat in the
ana saut m ; iv.it shrill, piping
that always commanded silem-e:
Speaker, the gentleman's argu
aro gratuitous assert ionsii'ude
up of u li
cloth and cloth, sir. so
gauzy and tl'ia that
vva'.er. It is cr.i.-. i v
it will not li,
too tl'ia. sir. "
storli Iiolticr's Meeting.
The annual meeting of
: iii(iei-s of the Chest' Pi rr
; Viievieve and Farmingioi;
oniii.t ny. will be lu-iii at the ut
the Company in the iiy of
Cirnrdcau. on liiesdav. Mav itii
nine o'clock in the forenoon. Tor
tin piii-pose of electing Directors for
the ensuing yea rand for the transaction
oi any other-business that may come
iiefore tiie nrvting.
Loos 15. IIol ( K. Pi es.
K. F. Huuikykk. Sec "v.
Notice is hereby given that applica
tions for taking the Annual Enumer
ation of persons of school age. resi
dent within the school district of the
"City of Capo Girardeau. Mo.." will
lx received by the "Hoard of Educa
tion" of abjve district, until Monday
evening, April 2!lh. lSSCi.
By Order of the Board, t
E. F. Osterloh, Secretary.
j Those Klualve Marnels.
Farmers were assured over and over
; again that if they would only turn in
; and elect Cleveland and a Democratic
a j Congress prosperity on a tcale never
I exnerieneed hv them hefnre wnnl.1 t
' once be at their doors to overwhelm
them with its blessings. Cleveland
and Democracy had a scheme for
opening up "'the marketsof the world"
to American farm products that was
certain to make every farmer rich in
almost no time. Beguiled by the al
luring prospect, enough farmers were
caught by these assurances to insure
the triumph of Cleveladd and Democ
racy in general. There have been, two '
years of it sinca. The first year show
ed up poorly for the farmers: but then
the administration was so busy turn
ing out the "roblier" Bepubheans to
put Uemocrats in their piaces that al-
wances were possibly in order. The
j second year, however, things would be
different, and "the markets of the
world' would ie just lighting for
American farm products. Wo now
have seven months of the second liscal
year to compare with the like seven
months of the iirst fiscal year, but by
some sort of necromancy the exhibit
made is just the opposite oi what
should have been expected. Instead
ol a marKecl increase in the seconu
year there has been a decided falling
oil in the demands for American
products, and the one conclusion to Ik
reached from the showing, therefore,
is that the fanner has been fooled.
The Anchor Line sale.
A special dispatch to tiie Globe
Democrat' from New Orleans last
night says: "The sale of the controll
ing interest in the Anchor Line, as re
ported in tiie dispatches from St.
Mollis last nigiit, conlmns to a certain
extent an interview
with Capt. J. V. j
High bee. President
of the Interstate I
Transportation Company. several
weeks ago, at which limeCapt. Higliee
stated that he was offered all the stock
he desired and sufficient to control the
Anchor Line, by Mr. Benjamin Clark,
of Clark it Sturtevant. for 2."e on the
dollar, and such being the case, Mr.
Higliee stated he would renew tho in
terview later, and thought that some
transaction might result. As .Mr.
Benjamin ('lark is reported as having
negotiated by purchasing the controll
ing interest of the Anchor Line, it is I
naturally supposed that he made the
purchase for the Interstate Transpor
tation Company, or for Capt. J. V.
Higbee. ('apt. Higlee. who is at
present in the city, refused to cither
confirm or deny having made the pur
chase, though from what he said, it is
probable that the deal was not yet
The announcement that a controlling
interest in the Anchor Line had been
bought by Eastern parties was read
with much surprise yesterday morning
by the steamboatmen here. The out
come of the deal will be watched with
much interest, as the boatsmen are
anxious to find out what kind of a
revolution in the business the new
blood in the line will develop. A
radical change in the management is
Copy Left Over from The Ladies"
A good joke is related at thee.ense
of a modest young Dakota newspaper
man. which is going the rounds, and
is credited to "Ex." It is to the ef
fect that the pusher of the pencil went
out to report a party the other evening
where me nomo nan oeen recently j
' bless'-il with a new hahy. Accom
' panied by his best girl he r.r-t tlv
hostess at the door, and after the uual i
salutations asKctl a.ter the new hahy s
health. The lady, who was
(pine iie.ti i
and suffering with the grip, thought
was asking about her cold, and to!
hi:n that, though she usually h-nio::
every winter, this was tin' woiM ;':,
she ever had: it kept her awake ;
night and conllned In r to her i-ed.
Then noticing thai the s-eri'oe was getting-
iale ntsd nervous, she said that
si i co -;ii te'l 1 y h's looks that he wa?
going to Lave one ju.-t like hers, an i
a.-keii Lin; "u: go.il! ar.tl down. Th-
pa ;!' v
iti , t'!ii;:i!i:uiT!.
ron reject : y V'- '.'" he said
nt.'nseiy. "Vou rcfu.-e lo he
v.on.an in ai! tiie world lo
o. she coilieSM'il
she meant well.
I have Inn one thing to say
madam.' he said, reaching
for his hat.
"I am in
to say that.
you have my permission
What is it?"
himself tip to his full
"There are others." he replied
haughtily, .and'passed out of the game.
Detroit Free Press.
j 11 Writes f Or the
l6c,u IIK5 IIIC
Cleveland's Sound Money Letter
sharply I rliicised Charged with
liclnu Manipulated by Wall
Springfield, III., April l.". Gov.
Altgeld to-daj" gave out tiie following
statement as his opinion of President
"If it had any other name than that
of the President's signed to it nobody
would irive it anv attention. In fact.
iff had signed such a document it
would be ridiculed a II over thecountry,
for its weakness almost excites pity.
But the letter is remarkable in this,
thai it is the iirst instance in the
history of the republic in which a
1 "resident of the United States, after
usiin' all the powers of the Govern
ment, has, in addition, condescended
to write for the newspajx-rs in order
to serve his masters. For this letter
was not only written expressly for
publication, but was intended to start
a boom, and has ie-u advertised for a
week in order to give it an audience.
(Other Presidents have lieen used as a
convenience by class interests, but
this is tiie Iirst time in which a Presi
dent's name has lieen dragged Sik)
miles outside of Washington City for
that purpose. After nominating Cleve
land throe times and electing him twice
to the presidency, tiie Standard Oil
Company and Wall street jH-ople get
him to use all the powers of Govern
ment to further their schemes. The
country has been astounded to see
post offices and patronage used to
i . . . ....
coerce ( ongress into doing the bid-
"I"!? ' " " '"'" i'e s.riKing
down of silver to the packing of a I
Supreme ( ourt. In the meantime the j
has ieen going irom Dan to
worse. With abundant crops, and
with the most industrious, intelligent
and enterprising jx-opletobe found on
earth, we are in a paralyzed con
dition, brought on by no natural
cause, but by the arbitrary acts of a
nuinlx'r of Governments of the world
controlled by the influence of the of
ficial salaried classes and of the bond
holdingclassesof Eurapeand America.
! These wanted to make ail projierty and
commodities cheap and money dear,
and they have succeeded. The result
is that the purchasing power of the
producing classes has lieen destroyed,
while all the debts, taxes and other
fixed charges remain the same. It
takes all that the jx-ople can get to
gether to meet the fixed charges: con
sequently labor is idle and the great
producing classes are in distress, and
they are finding out the cause. They
have learned that the so-called 'honest
dollar' is the most dishonest dollar
ever given to man, for it compels the
debtor to give twice as much projxTry
to pay his debt as would have been
necessary at the time that the debt wi;s
"Now, docs the President's letter
offer a remedy to these people? None.
They have leen bled until they can 1 1
stand up. and he simply tells them to
be content. They
iviiott uiai inmi uiev ,
ret more blood thev can not do busi-l
ness. They have submitted to this
ruinous policy long enough and de
mand a change. The Eastern mani
pulators s-e i
this, and in order to keep
the Government were ar-
their grip on
j ranging to again delude the people,
i For tiiis purpose thev were going to
tart a boom, and as it was the
Western people who w
lt w;ls iieeided to star
i Chicago, and in on;
crowd they concluded ;
ident out. lnt liefer.- ill'
the atmosphere lnvanie
had to give t!:is op.
; tiie next best th'ng: tl:
i write- a letter for p;tl!
coni". and the bout;;,
i oorn of will l-e
io uraw me
','li'i VV. o. . . l
!:! niornir.a the
i lie lulllfUVg .as ;ee-..!
O.-tcrie .v Giover. vlto.-u' stocic ol dry
goo, Is. worth sli.)-. v.iis destroyed
and on which there was fl insur-;
ance. J. A. Sprott lost a grocery stock
worth ? 1 1 MM), which was partially ia- :
sured. Th" building was a line two-1
story brick on the southwest corner of j
the public square, and was worth j
S"0LK. with insurance for SilOtlO. J. A. j
Sprott is the Treasurer of St. Francis
County and he keeps his books at his
place of business. They were all de
stroyed. The lire started on the
second floor, which was unoccupied.
One curious fact we have observed
with regard to dancing. This is, the
more deeply a church or individual
professor is steeped in the spirit of
money grabbing, or intemperance,
the greater their abhorrence of danc
ing. This appears to be a kind of
convenient scapegoat on which the
sins of the congregation are laid, that
they may be borne in the wilderness.
Let the preacher at any time submit
to a gag which shall, on some special
occasion, forbid his opening his
mouth for the dumb, or reproving a
wealthy distiller, or fat usurer, who
grinds the poor to pay pew rent, and
forthwith we get a fresh anathema on
Show us a wealthy deacon's
wife who will haggle with a widow to
get washing done for twelve and a
half cents a dozen, and then pay her
in trade, or give two dimes and four
coppers for twenty five cents, and we
win show you one who will take a
spasm over the iniquities of acotillion.
We never knew the rule to fail, and
have watched its workings so long
that whenever any one begins a lee
ture on dancing we suspect him or her
of being a worshiper of mammon. Old
Christian, inhis long journey, danced
for joy, but the man with the muck
rake was too busy. Nothing appears
better calculated to contend with the
hard, money-loving spirit of our age
than music and dancing. It tends to
melt this hard crust which the dust of
ledgers forms around the hearts of
our people, and there is no place to
which we should go with a subscrij)
tion paper for a charitable object with
more hojie of success than a social
party where all are dancing to tho
music of two good violins and a
K. of !. lianquet
Tuesdav nightwas an occassionof the
.,lvllt brilliance in Pythian circles
t!lis- t.ity h:lsever witnessed. An event
long to lx' rememliered by allPythians.
It was the occassion of an official
visit made to Lorimier Lodge, K. of P.
by Grand Chancellor. Jas. A. Frink
of the Grand Domain of Missouri.
His purpose being to hold a lodge of
instruction for the members of the
order at their Castle Hall. His in
structions and many good ideas were
relished by all and his visit not only
stamped his personality upon the
members for its originality and beauty
but likewise for his erudition in
Pythian call. His earnestness was
impressive. Immediately after the
close of the lodge, the memliers found
themselves seated at a table loaded
with all that epicurean taste could de
sire, appropriately said: "A feast for
the Gods.' It was a gathering of
Pythian enthusiasts with the central
head. Many were the toasts and re
sponses. Many the earnest tokens of
fered on behalf of the order and many
a brotherly cheer. At last the hour
of parting havingarrived, and the last
toast and response given with reluct
ance, closed the brightest event in
Pythian circles in this city. Long
will the visit of Grand Chancellor
Frink remain imlx-ded in the hearts
and minds of the Capo Pythians.
(ilndstonc's Private Talks.
Mr. Fowler's sxtH'h on the Indian
cotton duties the other dav is said to
... ,.f ,OS(, ... ..,,,:,.
! Most of the sX'eches which do this are
' made in private, i rememlcr once
j asking a friend of Mr. Gladstone what
kind of arts he used to employ to bring
j over hesitating col leagues or wavering
'partisans. "No arts." was the reply.
I "He never wheedled: he simply over
i whelmed." The amount of energy and
even of rhetorical skill which Mr.
to he ''!'i I ;.irlst,mv- would throw into these in
tne boom in , f()I.nm , ,.ni!oni,.s ..vasoften prodigious.
"Good heavens! good heavens
a well-known politician one"
jierspi ra : u
e ie noth
:.".' for an
her of Pi
at tit"- t,
iviin n,oi-e ine.n
ceremony by t!
igivgation ami ;
i o'clock High
, The church w
i. The a;r,-ie accompanied
in orchestra and the pit"-' organ
faultlessly lvnd'-red. Mrs. August
Bicrwirth and Miss Kiibrnn were h ad
ing soprano. Mrs. J". V. Reynolds
alto. Mr. -'os. Vaeth. tenor, and
Messrs. Hetton and lloch bassos.
; Lambil lot te s I asehal -Mass m U was j
' ..l.trl li--s- I-'i 1 in-tin 5inir -1 1 '
Salutaris" at the offeratory. Mrs. P. j
A. Hoch played the organ and render
ed her part magnificently.
SIX WILL HANG.
Gov. Stone Not .Likely to Interfere
With Saturday's Executions.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 6. In
this State there are six men under
sentence of death for murder and one
for rape, all to hang Saturday the
20th, unless Gov. Stone interferes,
Attorney Chas. Noland was here to
day to see the Governor in behalf of
Taylor, and a -gentleman and two
ladies to see him for Henze and
Kaiser, but the Governor flatly re
fused to hear arguments. He told
them that they could submit "papers
and he would consider them, but that
he did not care to hear any oral argu
is likely to be a grew
some day in Missouri, as it is thought
that Gov. Stone will refuse to inter
fere in behalf of any one of the seven
REED SUGGESTS WASHINGTON
liut McKlnley Is Said to Favor St,
Lonls or Chicago. .
Washington', April 1G. Consider-
bale interest is taken in the preferences
of two leading candidates for the loca
tion of the Republican National "Con
vention, Mr. Reed's friends, who
have canvassed the question thorough'
ly, agree that this city would give him
a greater advantage than any other
that anight be chosen. Having served
in Congress for eighteen years, and
recently been leader of the Republican
minority, ho is known to every resident
of the National Capital, and it is but
natural he should have a proportion
of the sjiectators predisposed in his
favor. Gov. McKinley has expressed
his disapproval of the proposition
and is said to be in favor of Chicago
or St. Louis.
Japan A ClTllizer.
Japan, after a comparatively short
campaign, has thrashed China and
obliged the latter country to accept
terms of peace that are extremely
galling. In other words, a nation of
40. 001), 000 of people has put under sub
jection a nation of 400,00i),000.
It is interesting and profitable to
consider the causes that led to this
remarkable achievement. A good
deal of the mystery is cleared away
when we assert that the Japanese are
both patriotic and self-sacrificing. The
Chinese, on the other hand, are self
indulgent and have little or no love
From the outset of the struggle.
civilized nations extended their sym
pathy to Japan. It seemed plain that
any improvement in China's status
must be brought about by heroic
treatment. Even Li Hung Chang
realized this, and now acknowledges
that the higher interests of civiliza
tion have been subserved by his coun
The influence of Japan on China is
sure to be Denehcial. Ihe cninese
are a clever and in many respects an
admirable people, but they have been
held back by a narrowness of view
and a retroactive disposition that is
bound to disappear under Japan's
progressiva treatment. N. l . Journal.
About Ills Size.
"There." said one old crony to
another, to whom he was showing the
lions of the town, '"that's the statute
of Bailie Wilson."
"Is it no a guid bit larger than life
size, though.-" quired his iriena.
"Oo, ay, it's a" that, but it's no a
bit bigger -than the bailie thocht he
wis himsel'. " Peason's Weekly.
We printed for tho ladies an Easter
Mondav edition of the DEMOCRAT.
was the projierty of the M
' 1 i
ladies who had
charge on that day !
! and we had
nothing to do with its
I management. Misses Bertha Tirueher ! dealt, that may desire to be selected
land Amy Kimmel were the business ;iy the depository of the funds of said
J , ..T. Tr ,. ountv, until Mondav, the sixth dav
: managers and Miss .May H. tee was ()f Mav 18!5.
'the editor. The ladies worked hard to Bidders will state the rati? of itv
; make the paper a snivel and v.o Ik- terest that said banking association
Mievo their paper gave general satis- j "r indi "dual biinkt-r offers to pay on
. .. . . . . . . the funds of tho Countv for tno term
, faction. Owing to me short time in j (f two vcar!, ,.st en!linir the date of
. which they had to do their work and ! said bid, and bids shall beacrompain
tiie limited space thev had for adver-'ed by a check for not- less than one
risers a larg number of advertise-! !'a!r of lvr '-ot the County
i . v , i , . i itevenuo of the privecding year as a
:.,e-.!s that were contracted for had to jrUal.;l!ltee ,f good faith' on "the part-
M s Herthu Uruelier was Voted tile
The silk number of the Ladies'
Easter Edition of the Democrat was
voted to Miss Bertha Brucher.
Misses Bertha Brucher and Amy
Kimmel were the business managers
of the Ladies' Easter Edition and they
worked hard to make it a financial
success. It was a financial success
;inl tnat too through their untiring
The silk number was voted to the
most popular lady and it went .to the
INCOME TAX RETURNS-
Indications that Manv Persons Hare
Failed to Comply with the Law. -
Washington, D. C, April 16. The
following instructions were to-day
sent to all InternalRevenueCollectors:
'In case of incorrect income tax re
turns now filed in your office, you will
notify the persons who filed such re- ,
turns that they must appear within
reasonable time, specifying the date
and place for appearance, and cor
rect or explain said returns, and that
on their failure to appear and make
said corrections, you will correct and
increase the amount of such returns,
stating the particular corrections
which shall be made and the amounts
by which said return s will be increased.
"Where persons and corporations
liable to make return have neglected
and refused to make return, and where,
in your opinion, false or fraudelent
returns have been filed, you will give
notice on form 369 to the delinquents,
and to those who made such false or
fraudulent returns, to appear and
show cause why penalties shall not be
assessed against them.
All returns made by taxpayers for
1894, except such as are delayed by
reason of appeals, must be completed
and forwarded to this office not later
than the 15th day of May next. " .
Although no official statement of
the facts would be given out to-day
for publication it is believed that the
returns received to-day show almost
conclusively that .a large number of
persons in all parts of the country
who are subject to the income tax
have not made any return of their in
comes. The proportion of these" to
the whole number liable to the tax is
by some plaoed as high as 10 per
cent. This state of things is some
thing of a surprise to the officials, al
though it was expected that the division
of the Supreme Court on the constitu
tionality of the tax as a "whole would
have tho affect of . discrediting it with
largo number of taxpayers, who
would take the risk of paying a 50 per
cent penalty rather than make their
returns. This assumption has proven
to have been correct, and the result'
must necessarily be an assessment of.
the penalty in a large number of cases,
as the officials no doubt will strictly
enforce the act so long"; as 1 remains
the law of the land. , No . figures of
any value as to returns can be had
What Makes You Ask So Many
"Mamma," said the little boy, in a
whisper, "is this church buildin' in
sured?" "Hush, Johnny," she answered, "I
presume it is. "
Johnny was silent a few moments.
Then he returned to the attack.
"Couldn't the Lord take care of it?'"
"Mamma, do they insure saloons in
the same companies they insure
"If they do, mamma, do you sup
pose the Lord knows it?"
"You must keep quiet. Johnny, or I
I shall have to'
"Mamma, if a church burns down
when it haint't got any insurance
don't it show that the Lord takes
better care of the insurance com
panies than he does of the"
At this point Johnny was led out
into the vestibule and lectured with
great severity. Chicago Tribune.
Notice to Hanks and Hankers lor
.sealed Proposals for County De-
Notice is hereby given that sealed
i . .. 1 1 i. i... il.
'l'."-'llf "1 "- i u.e uu-
l.i- i , meil h'AiM line hnnk'lnir imwn.
..A '.1,. " ,wW.w.;.lf5;,n ?it,. ,i',i
banker in the Countv of Cape G-irar-
or the Imtiier. ami that if his or then-
bid should le the highest ho or they
will enter into bond as required by
the laws of Missouri. See Sens
Acts. im. pp 103 & 104.
Clerk of the County Court.
Jackson Mo., April 9 1S.).". w-ot.
Kev. C. F. I'.rookJ
says that his little girl is troubled
with malaria very severely, and that
since he gave her Sulpher Bitters, ho
never thinks of leaving New York for
his summer resort without a few
bottles, for they always cure his
family, and are- far superior to