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PERSONAL AND IPERTINENT.
The river is lower than it was ever
known to be at this this time of the
year within the memory of the oldest
Mr. J. E. r'rauklin.of Frederick-town,
is in the city. Mr. Franklin is inter
ested in several thousand aires of
land in IVmiseot county. He informs
us that he recently disposed of six sec
tions of land on Little lliver at a
Died, in this city Saturday. May II,
1SD5, Henry Mahnke, .Tr., aged it years
3 months and 12 days. Funeral from
family residence, corner ISroadway
and Sprijrff streetto German Methodist
church thence to New City Cemetery at
3 o'clock p. m. to-day.
C'has. T. Lewis has returned from
St, Louis where he has been for a
week serving on the jury in the U. S.
district court. He persuaded theoourt
to excuse him from further service, at
The price of wheat is crawling up.
Our millers are paying sixty-live cents
to-day, but there is very little wheat
in the country and the price will have
to go higher K-fore the farmers will
bring it to market.
Scott county farmers say the wheat
in that county will not turn out an
average harvest this year.
The last term of the Circuit 'ourt at
.laekson was a failure so far as busi
ness was concerned. Not a case was
tried during the term.
Henry Ossenkop has a force of men
at w ork on one of the store rooms in
the Fainter row on Main street putting
it in shape for occupancy as a general
hardware store by Vogelsanger &
Reynolds. When completed it will be
one of the best store rooms in the city.
Theo. Lind was the only member of
the City Council who took in the Idle
wild excursion to Cairo. Mr. Lind
has a son residing in Cairo and he
went down to see him.
Geo. V. Peterman of Jackson is in
the city. Mr. Peterman is proprietor
of the new hotel at Jackson and he is
here looking for a cook.
Vogelsang & Reynolds will open
their hardware store on or about the
20th of this month. They received
some of their goods to-day.
There aresixteen hundred and thirty
four children in this city of lawful
school age. a falling off of about forty
from last years' enumeration.
The City Council will meet next Mon
day night adjourned meeting.
John Langlois says the frost last
night killed the sweet potato plants.
Henry Kopper was out to Joe
Meyers house. During Mr. Meyer's
absence Mr. Kopper is looking after
Farmers say there was considerable
frost in the country this morning a
few miles back from the river.
Julius K. Umbeck has gone on a
visit to his brother in North Missouri.
Thieves stole some hammers and
chissels from George Frenzell's black
smith shop last Sunday night The
fools stolen are the kind used
breaking into safes. Look out
We have some men in this town we
could well afford to
use to mention names
part with. No
We all know
Miss Annie Weber and her cousin,
Mr. M. lloir, of Uloomlield, are visit
ing friends in this city.
Our grocery meivhants have new
potatoes Tor sale.
A spectacle peddler is taking in the
town. He is a young man, a talker
and he sells glasses to edplo who
don't know whether they need glasses
At the next meeting of the Hoard of
Kdueation the teachers for the next
scholastic year will be elected. Ap
plications fo." positions are already
coming in and there will lie about six
applicants for every position.
Col. Thilcnius receives orders from
prominent men from all parts of the
country for his celebrated crab-apple
William IJegcnhardt went out to
Jackson yesterday. Mr. Hcgojjliardt
is building a house in Jackson and lie
goes out two or turiv times a week to
superintend the work.
Henry Ossenkop is putting in an
iron front in the building to le occu
pied by Vogelsanger A lU-ynold a a
Yesterday was pay day on the St.
L. C. G. & Ft. rf. Uy. !:. F. F.lomey
er went over the road and made the
Jacob Hoerr is building a stairway
to the liottom of the pit in the Water
Works powor house.
The docket for the May term of the
Common Fleas Court is larger than
usual. There will lie some important
cases tried ut this term.
Reports from the country are to the
effect that the frost has damaged the
wheat crop to a considerable extent.
The Mary Morton orchestra furnish
ed music for a dance at the Masonic
Hall last night.
People who took down their stoves
last week have been putting them up
again this week.
The city is having the guttering re
paired on the east side of the south
end of Main street.
Hon. Louis floiii'k went down to
Kenuett this afternoon. He will go
over his road from Keiinett toCaruth
ersville. I. H. Poc, Hujicriutcndclit of the
county poor farm, informs us that the
wheat crop is badly damaged by the
The oldest citizen in this city says
he cannot call to memory a spell of
weather as cold as we have had dur
ing tin; last four or live days, at this
season of the year.
The City of Shetlield from the Ten
uessoe river, passed up at 11 a. in. for
St. Louis, touching here only long
enough to discharge a few barrels of
Rolertson county pic-nic goods. She
was loaded Mat with lumiicr, leef cat
tle and eaniits.
That is right. Keep up the optimist
declaration that times are improving
and by and by the cssimist howlers
will crawl into their holes. There is
no reason why times should not im
prove. It all dejiends upon the eo
ple. and the people rule.
Buy the Milwaukee Harvesters.
Binders and Mowers. Sold by Ische
t Scivally, Cape Girardeau. Mo.
The machines can le seen at .las.
McKenna & Co. 's. cor. Themis and
Water streets. ml.n:i-w4t
Plans and specifications for the St.
Charles Hotel are ready and con
ractors are requested to examine them
and make bids for the work on or be
fore the 27th day of May. Plans at
The members of the Board of Trade
are requested to attend a meeting to
l)e held at the office of W. V. Leech
Saturday night at 7:30 o'clock.
Farmers say they have had rain
enough to last several weeks.
Mr. Gannon wired the public school
building yesterday. The exhibition
hall in that building is to be illuminat
ed with electric lights.
While in Stockton, Cal., some time
ago, Thos. F. Langan, of Los Banos,
that state, was taken very severely
with cramps and diarrhoea. He
chanced to meet Mr. C. M. Carter,
who was similarly afflicted. He says:
"I told him of Chamberlain's Colic.
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and
we went to the Holden Drug Store and
procured a bottle of it. It gave Mr.
Carter prompt relief and I can vouch
for its having cured me." For sale
by I. Ben Miller, druggist.
The members of Justi-Post G. A. R.
are making preparations for a big
turnout on Decoration Day.
The Gordonville creamery is receiv
ing an average of three thousand
pounds of milk jier day. The creamery
is a big thing for the farmers in the
neighltorhood of Gordonville.
A new groi-cry store is soon to lie
opened up in the Gcra House build
ing. The location is a good one for a
Baldness is often preceded or ac
companied by grayness of the hair.
To prevent both baldness and gray
ness. use Hall's Hair renrwer. an
The Cash-Book says there are about
a dozen applicants for the position of
principal of the public school and
thirty or forty applicants for the other
The Cate GirardeauConnty Savings
Bank has ltecn selected as the deposi
tory of county funds, said bank enter
ing into bond in the sum of $1lKUHNI
and is to iav interest at the rate of
15 per ivnt on daily balances.
I-afayctte Caruthers has lieen ap
pointed conductor of the teachers in
stitute which meets at Jackson next
Monday, with Charles IVppor and
Win. Bruenning assistants.
Any out? who has ever had an attack
of inflammatory rheumatism will re
joire with Mr. J. A. Stuinm. 220 Boyle
Heights, Los Angeles, over his fortun
ate cscuM from a seige of that dis-tres-ing
ailment. Mr. Stimuli is fore
man of Mcrriam's eonfi-otionery
establishment. Some months ago. on
leaving the heated work room to run
across the street on an errand, he was
en tight out in the rain. The result
was that when ready to go home that
niillit lie was unable to walk, owing to
inflammatory rheumatism. He was
taken home, and on arrival was
placed in front of n good lire and
thoroughly rubbed withChnmliei'lain's
Pain Balm. During the evening and
night he was repeatedly bathed with
this liniment, and by morning was re
lieved of nil rheumatic pain?. He
now takes esiecinl pleasure in prais
ing Chamlierlain's Pain Balm, ami
always keeps a bottle of it in the
house. For sale by I. Ben Miller,
Wheat is quoted at pixty-eight cent
in St. Louis. The price is crawling
up slowly but surely.
Children's day at the Methodist
church next Sunday promises to be a
very interesting occasion. The little
ieople have been practicing for quite
a while and the exercises will be
worthy of a full heuse.
The county court made the following
tax-levy for year lm. State tax 2.0
cents on 1I0, county tax .'in rents,
Road tax 20 cents, R. R. compromise
Ut cents, Sinking Fund tax 10 i-ents.
L. S. Joseph, 'ashier of the First
National Bank, went up to St. Louis
this morning. He will return home
Monday or Tuesday.
I M. Bean writes Us from Gordon
ville that he had new potatoes for din
ner on May 14th, home grown.
Strawliei-ries are now sidling three
quarts for twenty-live cents.
L-t us make our water works cele
bration a grand affair.
Farmers say the recent frosts did
very little damage in this county.
A. R. Meyers arrived home from
Memphis, '.'"nil., this afternoon and
he will a few days here visiting
Joseph Meyer writes home from
Hot Springs. Ark., that he is improv
ing in health.
Charley Klages, Sr., aged forty
eight years, died suddenly at his home
near this city this morning. Mr.
Klages was in the city till late yester
day evening apparently in good health.
Mrs. Thos. K. Clark went down to
Charleston this afternoon on a visit to
Col. Sturdivant informs us that he
will leave for Virginia on the first day
ol June, where lie goes every year to
send the summer months.
The boys were out serenading last
night. They had all kinds of musical
instruments and their music was heard
for five miles around.
When harvest time comes we hojie
we will get rid of some of the loafers
of this town. We are tired looking at
them. They give the town the ap
pearance of hard times. They are of
no benefit to the town no benefit to
themselves. They live but the Loid
and He only, knows how. what are
they here for?
The remodeling of the St. Charles
Hotel building will give employment
to a large number of hands for two or
Business is picking up right along.
Trade is better every day and money
is not so hard to get hold of as it was
a few weeks ago.
The street cars seem to lie
better business since the Street Car
Company went into the hands of a
receiver than they did before.
Cape Girardeau is the liest town in
Missouri south of St. Louis and we
snouiu ao our uesi on me 01 mis j
month to have the strangers who come
here to attend our celebration recog-
nize this fact. We already know it.
but other people do not.
Glaser. the jeans pants salesman, is
in the city supplying his customers,
farmers to to
say that bnsii -
ing at our bi .
We have si
valids. " says
ity. At least i
is safe to alio,
some form- of 1
jiersistent use of
wheat brings some
.vd our merchants
V deking up.
- 'ie soeeh mak
i 'east Missouri
.1 .vrtain a crowd.
i i dozen are in
. i at of those ten. it
: .v suffering from
nod-disease which a
would In' sure
In- an invalid.
to cure. Then, don't
t 'harleston I lomoerat :
"At a niivting of the directors of tin
Mississippi County Hank last night.
.T. Handy Moon1, on account of the
pressure of private affairs and busi
ness, tendered his resignation which
was acivpted. to take effect at the end
of the present tiscal year. Kdw. G.
Tlolwing. who has occupied the posi
tion of assistant cashier for the past
thi-iv years, and is thoroughly ac
quainted with the methods of the
bank and the customers who deal
with it. was unanimously elected
cashier to succeed Mr. Moore. His
bond was fixed at $J.".00o and ho takes
the reins on .lune l.'ith. K. I.indsav
Brown. .Ir.. was el.vte.l to occupy the ;
place from which Mr. Howling was;
To all whom it may concern, that on ;
and after the 7th day of May. IX'".. the I
firm existing under the stylo of Hoth j
Hros.. is disolved. and all bills paya-1
bio to Martin Koth onlv. Thankimr i
11 our customers for past favors and
hoping they will continue to favor the
undersigned in the future, the lirnV
will ! as it always was.
M. RoTH ,V Co.
Manufacturers of I'lug and Twist
How I Kelt.
Why. two years ago I was just
about crazy, and no wonder that my
wife and children were afraid of me.
You just want to suffer with neuralgia
with no relief as I did until I used
Sulphur Hitters. They cured me. and
now my wife says I am as meek as a
lamb. Rolert Da vis. American House.
Will be opened on the 25th of May with a com
STOCK OF HARDWARE,
Iron, Steel, Wagon and Buggy material, Paints,
Oil, Brushes, Glass, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Glazed
Windows, Lime, Cement, Plaster Hair. Also will
have a complete line of the best farm imple
ments, such as Tiger Rakes and Mowers, Farm
ers Friend Drills, Blue Jay Plows, one-two-and-three-horse,
Russell & Co. Threshers and en
gines, Mill Supplies such as Belting, Packing
and heavy Oils for machinery.
We ask the people of Cape Girardeau City
and County to give us a liberal share of their
patronage, and we will assure them that our
prices will merit their trade.
Thanking our friends in advance for their
patronage and asking them to call and see us.
Vogelsanger & Reynolds.
Binder Twine a Specialty. Get our prices before buying.
IT MEANS LITIGATION.
The County ( ourt of rte. CJenevleve
County Has Played the Devil.
The County Court of Ste. Genevieve
! county has granted the right of way
! u, an jmaginarv railroad company to
build a railroad through that county,
and that too. over the very same
ground that Louis Houck has a right
of way. The people of Ste. Genevieve
want a raiiroad and they seem to think
that railroad builders will run over
each other to get to build a road into
I that ancient town. Some Chicago
sharpers have been at Ste. Genevieve
j and while they have no money to build
i a railroad they think they see where
j they can make some money by secur
ing the right or way. l hey no not in
tend to trv to build a railroad. They
are not railroad builders. They are
speculators. They are skinners, and
the first thing the people of Ste. Gene
vieve know they will be out of pocket
and have no railroad either.
CAIRO PEOPLE LIKE US.
The Cairo llally
Areus says of the
An excursion arrived in Cairo on the
New Idlewild. the semi-weekly St,
t i 4...... i:;.ti..1..iii ,fi.l.-.t
LOUIS .-l.m -r ,
vesterdav afternoon from Cape Girar-
dean. Capt. Hert Hnrton was in com
i mand. Capt. .1. K. MeCnUough at the
wheel, l hey were a tine lot ot lames
and gentlemen and numliered about
two hundred. They were out for pleas
ure and recreation and gave our city
a thorough inspection, taking our
street car line's and carriages to
various parts of our city, a number of
them spending a pleasant afternoon
with friends. A brass band aeeom
pained the party which added much to
the attraction as it rendered excellent
music. The people of Cairo extends
the hand of friendship to our Cape
i:ir:irdeu friends and earnestly
j .... ,t :,,- f ,tm!-'s
solicits a repetition
event. The nartv left at r:U in the
(V(ninc on theirreturn trip,
Among the eccentricities of the late
Richard Vanx. of Philadelphia, was
his strong aversion for the use of
bank liooks or checks.. The famous
ex-Mavor had a bank account, of
corn-sir In fact, he had several of
thorn, but he never drew upon them in
the regular way. through the medium .
of checks. Whenever any one came to
him with a bill Mr. Vaux would pay j
it in a very unique way. The back of I
an old envelope or a frament of paper j
of any kind or size would serve for a ,
check, and upon this he would scribble
the amount of the bill, the name of the
creditor and his own characteristic
signature. He very frequently used a
strip from the margin of a newspaper.
The tollers at the banks all knew Mr
Vaux's strange custom, and none of
Mr. Vaux"s home-made checks were
ever turned down.
SOUTH OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Owing to the ill health of Mrs. Porter we
will have for this month only, a regular Satur
day's bargain sale to reduce quickly our im
mence stock. Our first sale will be
We expect a large crowd, so don't be the last
in oJder to secure your Summer Millinery at
positive wholesale prices. Notice some of
Sailors all colors, fancy straw, silk ribbon - - - .15
Ladies trimmed hats regular $5.00 hats for - - $3.00
Ladies trimmed hats regular $4.50 hats for - - - $2.75
Ladies trimmed hats regular $4.00 hats for - - - $2.50
Ladies trimmed hats regular $3.50 hats for - - - $1.95
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $3.00 hats for $1.75
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $2.50 hats for 51.50
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $2.00 hats for $1 .10
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $1.50 hats for $ .85
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $ 1 .00 hats for $ .70
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $1 .00 hats for .60
Ladies and Childrens trimmed hats, regular $ .00 hats for $ .45
i-iniurciis uais tu iu.ui
Childrens and Infants embroidered caps from 10 cents to
They are worth double.
See our ribbons!! what do you think? we sell No. 30
3-inch wide double-faced satin ribbon iS cents a yard.
No. 222 3-4 inches wide satin-face, gros grain back, all
silk ribbon 13 cents yard.
No. 1 Picot edge fancy ribbon 1 cent yard.
Our assortment of flowers is too large to mention, they
must be seen to be appreciated.
In our notion department we mention our Ladies Silk
Handkerchiefs from 15 to 20 cents.
Gloves, Silk Mitts, Hair Ornaments all down to absolute
Xg Don't forget Saturday, May iSth. f
R. V. Stf.hr.
St Louis Hide House,
STEIIR & RUEHMANN, Managers.
North Levee, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The highest Market Price Paid for
HIDES, WOOL, FEATHERS,
Tallow, Beeswax, Rags, Roots,
Chickens Eggs, &c.
straw, nicely trimmed $ .35
Porter Millinery Co.