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PERSONAL AND PERTINENT.
The Board of Eualization adjourned
The new City Council will go back
on some work started by the old
The Ladies' Easter Edition of the
Democrat was a financial success.
John F. Willams was awarded the
contract for carrying the mail between
this city and Jackson. His bid was
only a few dollars lower than that of
Circuit court is in session at Benton
this week, and some of the Cape
lawyers are down there in attendance.
The Presbytery which is to convene
at the Presbyterian church to-night
will probably continue all week.
The price of wheat is crawling up.
Our mills are now paying fifty-three
Another week and there will not be
a vacant store room on Main street.
Capt. John Langlois informs us that
the Anchor Line Company is to be
completely reorganized and new man
agers will take hold.
Sam M. Green had another law brief
printed this week in the famous alley
Hon. L. F. Klostermann went up to
St. Louis last night on the steamer
Idlewild. He will return home Satur
day. Joe Dohorn. of Scott county, is in
tho city to-day. He says the rain yes
terday was too much for this season
of the year. The ground is so wet
that farmers will not be able to plow
for a week.
Our water works are now in oper
ation and wo can safely say that we
have the liest system of water works
in the State. The water in the water
mains is as clear as cistern water.
The A. O. U. W. entertainment did
not take place last night. On account
of the rain it was postponed again.
Mr. H. K. Gannon, manager of the
Water Works Company, informs us
that he is now ready to make the test
of the force of the water from the
water pipes and he expects the City
Council to accept the works according
John Gawronski, Jr.. who has been
cnnlinod to his room for two or three
weeks, tells us that he feels much bet
ter, and he expects to be able to get
out in the fresh air in a few days.
Sheriff Uandol came in from Jack
son last night and went out on the St.
Louis. 'a)e Girardeau & Fort Smith
Kailroad this morning.
Mrs. J. H. lienfroe and daughter,
Miss Lillian, of Willow Springs, came
in Monday to witness the marriage of
her brother. Mr. Will Priest.
Mr. Kllis. editor of the Cairo Tele
gram, is in the city. He came up with
Mr. Tlios. W. Gannon to witness the
test of the water works and to take a
look at our city.
Tho Fire Department turned out yes
terday evening and gave our people
an exhibition of the force of the water
from the water mains. They turned a
stream of water on the old chimney on
the Hayden lot on Spanish street and
in less than five minutes knocked it
A lire alarm system for this city
will cost from twenty hundred to three
thousand dollars. At that price we
eannot put in the system for some
t hue to come.
'ill tj'.iai'tcrly Conference of the M.
!".. Church. South, will lie held at the
church, corner Themis and Sprigg
streets on Saturday and Sunday next.
i!ev. Nelson !!. Henry will preach on
Sunday a? 11 a. m. and p. in.
The linal test of the new water works
I is being made this afternoon in pros-
jf-'iiee of i he Mayor and Council and
-;sttng;iihcd visitors. j
Dallas Kurford, of Gravel Hill, was
j ! th" city this morning. He left on
t :i- 1 train for New Madrid and
? 5 'at riek Fitzgerald and Capt. llalli
d.iy. of Cairo, are in the cit3- to-day
to willies the opening of the new water
i!:s. These genllemen are both en
terprising capitalists and their visit
be'f :! this time no doubt means
soiaething more than merely seeing
ou;- streets and buildings drenched
wi'ii water from the new hose as it is
being manipulated by our new lire
Hall'.- Vegetable Sicilian Hair lto
uewer has restored gray hair to its
original color and prevented baldness
in thousands of cases. It will do so
The Presbyterians are holding ser
vices in their church every day.
The price of wheat is still going up.
f the markets continue favorable
farmers will be getting sixty cents for
their wheat before harvest time.
Three hundred and forty-six dollars
was a good haul. That is the sum the
safe blowers got out of the rrfflroad
safe Thursday night.
Rev. Father Dockerv hn
toSt Vincent's College and he in
forms us that he expects to remain
here. Father Dockery is a good man
and we are pleased to see him again
at his old home in the College.
Now we have water works, electric
lights and street cars. Who says we
are not a flourishing city?
A fire would have a poor show in
this town now. Let the alarm be
sounded and our fire company will be
on hand on short notice.
The Presbytery of Potosi, now con
vened at the Presbyterian church,
will ordain Mr. Porterfield, of Burn
ham, Mo., to the full work of the gos
pel mininistry at -7:30 this evening.
No small objection which younng
folks had to the old-time spring-medicines
was their nauseousness. In our
day, this objection is removed and
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, the most power
ful of blood-purifiers, is as pleasant
to palate as a cordial.
Mr. Frank Kuenz and Miss Bertha
Bohnsack were united in marriage last
Tuesday by Rev. Father Murray. The
ceremony took place at St. Vincent's
Church at 8 o'clock and was followed
by the nuptial mass. The church was
beautifully decorated for the occasion
with garlands of flowers, and was till
ed with friends of the contracting
The bride is a popular young lady,
daughter of Wm. Bohnsack, and sister
of Wm. Bohnsack, Jr., of the well
known firm of Bohnsack & Stratman.
She was born and raised in this city
and her many friends wish her every
blessing at this glad moment of her
life and always. The groom is a"
young business man of St. Louis, a
gentleman of fine intelligence and
charming address, possessing a host
of friends who will feel interested in
this happy occasion, and who will ex
tend him countless congratulations on
his latest good fortune
Gowned in ecru satin elaborately
trimmed with irridescent passunentrie
the bride was a picture of lovliness.
She wore a tulle veil and wreath of
organo blossoms. Miss Kunie Kuenz,
bridesmaid, was attired in a handsome
costume of white cashmere.
Mr. Rudolph Huhn was best man.
A wedding breakfast for the bridal
party, their relatives and a few
intimate friends, followed the ceremony
at the home of the bride's brother,
Wm. Bohnsack, Jr.. and was a very
happy occasion, after which the bride
and groom took the train for Louis
where they will reside.
Is Consumption an Obstacle to .Mar
riajief One of the greatest of the lyric poets
touched a tender and responsive chord
when he put the great question: ''What
is home without a mother-in-law?'' If
Dr. Snell. of Grays, Essex. England,
had married Miss Evelyn Fronde, he
would have had an opportunity to
learn bacause there would have liecn
Evelyn's mother had "gone into
rest," as the tombstone says. But
Dr. Snell's objection was not founded
upon her going, but upon the manner
of her going. It was reported that she
had died of consumption. Dr. Snell
"entertained very strong views about
marrying into a family in which there
was consumption.' Therefore, he
gave Evelyn a piano, and some rings,
and ten pounds, and requested leave
Evelyn sued him for breach of
promise. If Snell's case was a good
one scientifically, and he had broken
off the marriage for the reason alleged
and for no other, it would In? a very
interesting case. It would he instruc
tive to see what a court of law would
do with the problem of hereditary
disease, which is so well recognized in
some countries that certain marriages
are forbidden by statute for no other
reason than the fact they involve the
possible production of diseased
Hut we suspect that Snell is a bit of
a fraud. If he is a doctor he must
know by this time that consumption is
not hereditary, and that, as Evelyn
and her mother did not live, in the
sam;' house, she might not have the
Snell had other reasons, but put his
case upon scientific grounds, in de
fiance of science. -X. Y. Journal.
The I.ullieran Iiurch steeple Itailly
The lightning struck the Lutheran
church steeple Tuesday. It was
thought that the damage did not
amount to much but when the steeple
was examined the damage was found
to lie quite heavy. We are informed
that it will cost at least five hundred
dollars to repair the building.
and how to deal with them, and other
valuable medical information, will be
found in Dr. Kaufmann's great Medi
cal Work: elegant colored plates.
Send three 2-cert stamps to pay post
age to A. P. Ordway - Co.. Boston.
Mass.. and receive a copy free.
I have extras for all binders and
mowers and will sell for one-half to
two-third prices. Osborn extras for
one-half price. J. M. Morrison.
And the Water Works Ac
cepted. The City Council, the Fire Company
and a Committee of the Water
Works Company Test the Force
or the Water from the Water
The City Council met Thursday
morning called meeting. A com
munication from the Water Works
Company was read. Said Company
stated that the water works was com
plete and in accordance with the or
dinance they were ready to make the
final test. Tho communication was
received and the Council then adjourn
ed to one o'clock in the afternoon to
go as a committee of the whole with
the Fire Company and the water works
managers and make a test of the fire
plugs on different streets. The first
test was made on Main street
with four streams of water, each stream
through one hundred feet of hose.
Water was thrown one hundred feet
high from all four hose at one time.
The fire plugs on all the principal
streets were tested during the after
noon and the pressure seemed to be
the same all over the city. The pres
sure from the pumps and the pressure
from the resorvoir proved to be about
the same, and it is sufficient to throw-
water over the tallest building in the
Hundreds of people turned out and
witnessed the test and everybody was
delighted with the success of the
waterworks. Capt. Hallida Patrick
Fitzgerald and the editor of the Cairo
Telegram were here to see the city and
witness the final test of the water
works. They were delighted with the
apjiearance of our city and more than
pleased with the showing made by the
water works. Capt. Halliday said he
had no idea we had such a substan
tial city as he found. He was sur
prised to see so many handsome resi
dences, and he said he never visited a
city that could show up lietter streets
than we have here.
After the tests were made the ( 'ity
Council met again in the council
chamber and adopted a resolution ac
cepting the water works with the
hvdrant rental to begin on tho first
day of May.
IMPROVED CROP REPORTS
Itoso'.utloiis Adopted by tiie Conven
tion ol Commercial Organiza
tions. Washington. D. C, April in. The
Convention of commercial organiza
tions which has leen considering the
improvement of crop reports to-day
adopted the following:
"This conference, called to consider
leans by which the crop reporting
service of the Department of Agricul
ture may be improved and the official
reports made more satisfactory to the
public, beg to submit for the consid
eration of the Honorable Secretary of
Agriculture th- following suggestions:
"That it is the judgment of interests
represented i . ill's conference that the
official crop-r: porting service should
bo continued, and writ the reports now
regularly issued Ik- -ontinuod, with
such modifications .is are later sug
gested. "That the April -eport on winter
grain lie diseoi;ti:ui jd. but that all
other features : . embodied in that
report lie continued.
"That in all reports concerning
acreage of various crops reports to
the department give the area by States
in acreage as well as by the percentage
of Ihe previous year's area.
"That the department, instead of
having a principal correspondent and
three assistants in each county, as at
present, make an effort to secure the
regular service of one or more re
porters in each township, all to make
their reports directly to the depart
ment at Washington.
"That in the selections of these cor
respondents they should not be taken
from the "arming class exclusivelv. !
but should include, as far as possible,
representatives of all classes of rural
"That the department discontinue
the employment of salaried State
agents in the regular crop-reporting
"That returns of reserves of wheal,
corn and cotton be had for dales rep
resenting the close of the crop year,
wheat on July 1. oats on August 1,
corn on Xovcmb r 1. and cotton on
That arrangements be perfected with
the I'nited States Consular Service for
sending by cable to the department on
or about the !th of each month a state
ment giving the Ix'st a aiiable infor
mation concerning prospects for crops j
of grain and cotton in their respective j
districts, to lie published in connection j
with the domestic crop report when ;
"That it is the sense of this confer
ence that a law should lie enacted
punishing by line and imprisonment
any employe of the Department of
Agriculture who divulges to any one
outside of the Department of Agricul
ture any statistical or other general
informatton of the department previous
to the time appointed for officially pre
senting the same to the public."
The conference then adjourned.
Proceedings of the City Council
(Continued from yesterday)
This being the meeting for the ap
pointment of a board of health for the
year ending on the 2nd Tuesday in
April, 189C, the Mayor announced the
following appointments to constitute
said board, John Kasscl, Dr. G. W.
Tarlton, John Walter, J. F. Schwep
ker. On motion of Mr. Vogelsang said
appointments' were confirmed, and the
clerk instructed to notify the ap
pointees of the fact of this appoint
..On the recommendation of the
Marshal, the Mayor submitted to the
board the following appointments to
comprise the police force of the city:
For Assistant Marshal, William J.
For stock and dog pound keeper, P.
For Special Policemen: Louis W.
Bender, Ferdinand Daues, August
Stoffregan, Michael Miggins. Henry
S. Oaks, Philip Maag, George Bron
son, Louis Ische, William Davis.
Ernst Ulrich, Charles Huebel.
Mr. Blomeyer moved that the ap
pointments as named ba confirmed by
acclamation, excepting P. D. Hopper,
and that he be balloted on. Motion
carried and the board proceeded to
ballot upon the appointment of P. D.
Hopper, and after taking three tie bal
lots, on motion of Mr. Bierwirth, the
ballot was suspended on said appoint
ment and laid over until next regular
William Woeleke apiieared before
the board protesting against the put
ting in of the sewer pipe from Broad
way street along Middle street to In
dependence street, without a further
investigation by the board as to
whether or not it would be of any
benefit to the city, without injuring
Mr. Blomeyer moved that the Street
Commissioner is hereby instructed to
not proceed with said work, and that
the matter bo referred to the Street
and Wharf committee for investiga
tion, and report at next meeting.
A communication from the Board of
Trade recommending that the city
adopt a good fire alarm system was
presented and read, and on motion of
Mr. Bierwirth referred to the Water
The following resolutions were pre
sented and read:
Whereas, It is the opinion of a ma
jority of the members of this board,
that a better attendance could lie had
by holding the Council meetings in
the evening instead of in the morning,
as adopted by a former resolution.
Therefore, lie it
Itesolved. That the resolutions
changing the time of the meetings of
the Council to mornings lie annulled,
and that the regular meetings of the
Council, from and after this date, be
held on the evenings of the days fixed
by ordinance for holding said regular
Signed: Edward F. Blomeyer.
On the question of the motion to
adopt said resolution, the Ayes and
Nays were called for. the vote result
ing as follows:
Ayes Adams, Bierwirth. Blomeyer.
Dempsey. Shivelbine. Vogelsang i.
Nays Galusha, Liud 2.
The Mayor declared said motion
carried and the resolution adopted.
TThe" Mayor appointed the following
members "of the Council, as ex-ofticio
members of the Fire Department:
Messrs. Adams. Dempsey. Galusha
The said appointments made neces
sary by l-eason of vacancies caused by
resignation and expiration of term of
oiliee of former appointees.
On motion of Mr. Vogelsang board
adjourned until next regular meeting.
Tuesday evening next at 7 o "chick.
Gko. K. CtlAJ'PKi.!.. City Clerk. j
iy B'ow Open
Three Hundrril ami Korly-six Hol
lars ltooty Secured Tlic Iltir -::'e
Safe blowers got in theirwork again
Thursday night in tho depot of tho SI.
Louis, ('a pi.- Cirardeau & Fort Smith
Kailroad. There is no night watch
man at the depot and r.o residence be
ing near the burglars had I'nil swing.
They entered the depot through a
window and proceeded to tap the big
afe where remittances of the day to
gether with money express packages
: re kept. They stole some tools from
Steve Hank's blacksmith shop with
which they made ready for the blow
up. They knocked the handles oil the
safe, pii'ked potvder in and applied a
fuse. The explosion blew off both
doors of the safe and the burglars
then helped themselves to three hun
dred and forty-six dollars.
There is no clue to the robbers, but
it is the general opinion that they arc
residents of this city and are amateurs
in the business.
Or was it a Mistake.
'Will you look in the paper for
the announcement of my marriage?"
said the foreign young lady. "In the
amusement column, please."
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
The recent redaction in price of
aluminium has called renewed atten
tion to the possibilities of the nse of
aluminium-bronze castings for par-
poses in which the strength of forged
steel without its liability to corrosion
are essential. Its price should now be
not much above that of ordinary gun
Every good cook is careful to dis
pose at once of the water in which
meat has been washed. Only a very
few hours are necessary to change it
into a foul-smelling liquid if the tem
perature is suitable. This change is
doe to a little plant called bacterium
termo. A drop of this putrid material
under the microscope reveals many
thousands of them, acting under a pecu
liar vibratile motion.
Queen Victoria speaks ten lan
guages fluently. The queen's grand-daughter-in-law,
the German empress,
is also clever as a linguist. She sur
prised her guests at a recent court en
tertainment by talking Norwegian to
one of them who came fros that coun
try. She plays the violin very well,
and when she and her husband manage
to get a quiet evening together, they
generally devote it to music
"I have read somewhere," said an
early riser, "that we don't eat hash as
much as we did, and I have no donbt
that is true, but we must still eat some,
for I hear occasionally, as I take my
morning stroll, issuing out of base
ment windows the familiar sound of
the chopping knife a sound, I will
add, not unpleasant to me, for while
hash may not be an extremely fashion
able dish, I am free to say that good
hash I like." N. V. Sun.
Dvorak's negro symphony, which
is made up of negro melodies and which
he wrote while rusticating last sum
mer at the little Bohemian settlement
at Spillville, la., has been enthusias
tically received in London. The great
composer says that in all that relates
to melody and to temperament the ne
groes are natural musicians, but that
it will take many generations of cul
ture to develop their intellects to the
point of appreciating the higher and
larger forms of music.
Deniel Webster once sat for his
portrait to the late G. P. A. Ilealy and
the senator's remark when he surveyed
the completed picture became one of
the artist's favorite anecdotes in after
years. - "I think," said Webster, as he
looked at his counterfeit presentment,
"that is a face I have often shaved."
Ilealy found Andrew Jackson a disa
greeable and unwilling "subject," and
he compensated h"nself by painting
Old Hickory with absolute fidelity to
nature, not glossing a single defect.
The portrait gives Jackson an ugly,
savage and pallid face.
Sometimes a man who wants to
stop a street car snaps his fingers at
the driver or the gripman. It seems
t though the gripman would be ex
asperated by that, but he doesn't ap
pear to be. Some people lift a hand
high in the air and hold it there, and
some people wave an umbrella or a
cane; but the great majority of people
have discovered that for all practical
purposes in stopping a car a toothpick
is as good as a fence rail. All that is
necessary is to catch the driver's eye.
It isn't necessary to shove a house on
the track in front of him.
'A LITTLE NONSENSE."
The childish miss resents a kiss
nd runs the other way; but when at
last some years have passed, it's differ
ent, they say.
How doth the little summer girl
Employ with great dispatch
Each moment of the passing hours
To make another catch.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
"My dear," said a fond wife, "when
we were engaged I always slept with
your last letter under my pillow."
"And I." murmured her husband, "I
nften went to sleep over your letters."
An Edged Temper. O'Kief "How
did Hill contract that terrible habit of
swearing'.'" McEU "He shaves him
self, and his wife has corns, and there
is only one razor in the house."
Overheard in the Chicken Yard.
I don't see. Chickabiddy," said the
bantam, "why you stand up for that
spring chicken. He's awfully tough.
Y ou're not his mother." "No. but !ic'h
jne of my set," said Chickabiddy.
i 'cau tics of Advertising. fair Vis-
,toi "So you have really decided not j
to sell your house?" Fair Host "Yes. j
I on sec. we placed tne matter in the
lands of a real estate agent. After
catling his lovely advertisement of our
jroporty . neither John nor myself
:ouM think of parting with such a
vouderftil and perfect home." 1'ittS
During the rehearsals of "Komeo
ind Juliet'' at the London Lyceum,
Mrs. Stirling, who is the most venera
lle of actresses, took occasion to re
nark that the nurse was not necessari
ly old. that she should be represented
is ipi;l.l!c-:ige;l. etc., and she appealed
ii Mr. irving. "My dear Mrs. Stir
ing." s::id t!ie manager, with delicate
satire, "you may make the nurse just
is youthful as you can."
--Ferocity. Spatts "1 ' tell you,
U'ally W'eams is a perfect demon when
he is awoused!" Sapsmith "Iwantah
nmv!" "Yaas, bah Jawve. he is! Tho
jthah night lie came home unexpected
ly and caught Algy Spoonah kissing
his v. ife. and flew at him like a tigah.
lie stwnck Algy in the mouth with his
glove thwee times. Invoke his urabwel
laandewicd that he hopad to goodness
It would wain weal hahd as he was go
ing home:" "My stahrs'" Truth.
A .veil known professor of archeol
ogy at Harvard was recently talking
with a junior about the wonders of this
wonderful land. "I wish you could
see our town of Pokerville, professor,"
6aid the youngster; "it is a most inter
esting town only twenty years old
and with fifty thousand inhabitants."
"Ah yes very interesting, no doubt,"
replied the professor, dryly; "but.
strange as it may seem, I should my
self prefer a town fifty thousand yean
fcldand with twenty inhabitant."
ATTACKS THE EYES
"My husband was subject to severe
attacks of neuralgia which caused bim ol
great pain and suffering. The pains
were principally about his eyes, and he 0
often had to remain in a darkened room, ol
not being able to stand the light. Ayer's 5
Pills being recommended, be tried them,
using one before each meal. They veijr of
soon afforded relief, followed by perma- 5
nentenre. I am a strong believer In the
efficacy of Ayer's Pills, and would not of
be without them for ten times their
cost." Mrs. M. E. Debat, Liberty, Tex. J
"I have used Ayer's Pills in my family
fur forty years, and regard them as the O;
very best Uncle Mabtix Hascock, JJ;
Lake City, Fla. 0
Received Highest Awards
m m WTir itTAB v TlC? X A T"D
'WANTED A, 1 oil salesman at once. En
close stamp. The Pacific KeflninK Co., Cleve
land, Ohio "
WANTED The Enclid Oil Co . Cleveland.
Ohio. Salesmen wanted. Good terms and ex
cellent oils. Write ns
WANTED A cirltodo Keneral housework .
to commence March 1st. lstft. Country girl
preferred, lau ai inisomce.
FOK RENT OB SALE A two-storv brick
residence building, situated on the southwest
corner of Sprin and North streets; the building
ib in gooa conuiuon ana possession can ne given
at auy time. Good title will be given For
further particulars call on Deane A Juden, Baal
Do you need a pair of shoes this
spring? Haman can supply the need.
Ernest Hobbs has opened a second
hand store at the old Bonney stand
on Main street where he will buy and
sell all kinds of goods.
Cut down in their prime Haman '
prices on shoes.
Cash paid for furniture, etc., at
Ernest Hobb's on Main street.
Prices reduced without argument, at
Hainan's, 115 Main street.
If you want to buy anything in the
second hand line call on ErnslTHobbs.
Gets there with both feet the man
who wears Hainan's shoes, 115 Main
A friendly word: Haman has a nice
lot of shoes, 115 Alain street.
Shoe brushes, blacking and laces at
Hainan's, 115 Main.
Tan polish the best at Haman's, 115
Drop in and see Haman's tan shoes.
Are you acquainted with us? If
not, we are sorry for you a little, for
ourselves a little more. Do you like
fine clothes? Do you like well made
garments? Do you want to be in
style? Do you like close prices? If
you do we know that we can suit you,
oift' styles are all new and latest de
signs, goods all fresh and new. Our
garments will suit you and our prices
will just hit you. We have all kinds
of goods. We employ only artists
and our trimmings are the best,
workmanship warranted lit guaranteed.
Come and look at goods and at our
prices. Flentge & Heinberg.
3 I3id you ever
1 S3 SHOES.
They look well after they
1 have been worn a long
3 Thev hold their
shape and preserve
a their fine appear-
Thsy are cheap
For the money.
Big Bargains at
H A. Leher's
ROOFING & GUTTERING.
Broadway, Cape Girardeau.