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DEMOGRftT PRINTING GO., PutHisriers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, IS95.
Vol. XX No. 18
A STRANGE CASE.
Of Suspended Anima
tion That is Attract
A 1 oun: l.ady Who Nightly ;oes Into
a Swoon and Cannot lie i!e
lleved. A strange case of susjiended anima
tion has come to the knowledge of the
Messenger which is attract imr consid
erable attention in the neighborhood
of Ash Hill, sixteen miles west of
Dexter, The iierson in question is a
young lady about eighteen years old
named Widner, the daughter of a re
spectable farmer of the neighborhood.
Dr. Davis was called to see her a few
days ago and remained over night. ;
During the day she did not appear to ;
suffer much but as the shades of the ',
night-approached she went into a cat
aleptie condition from which she did
tut recover for several hours. She
had every apjiearam-e of lieing dead, i
and even the pulse and heart lieats ,
were not distinguishable. The only
sign of life about her was the red glow '
from the flesh when her hands were
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held to the light. Dr. Davis thou-tit
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me pauem ueau a.m o..-e. , ..-u.e
in the muscle oi ner arm to me oepui :
of naif an inch but the youn lady did.
not even move or evidence the least
indication of pain. The flesh, howev
er, remained warm, but every effort
at resuscitation was unavailing. The
most heroic treatment failed to brinjr j
her around. !
At about three o clock in the morn
ing she ,rave a slight rasp and then
the heart's action could lie plainly
felt and the health tints returned to
her flesh. In a few moments she was
conscious and conversed with the fam-
ily, apparently none the worse fromj,,, tht. rdies Helief Corps no se-!
the exjieriem-e she had jrone through '
m - i...:.. l 1 I
x.ieioum.' laoy i,a uee,. o '- .
health for a tiout two years and nasi
betm an invalid a jrreater portion of!
this time. She has been confined to
her bed but a few weeks.
It is indeed a strange case, and the
strane-est part of it is that her condi
tion liecomes the same each night
about the same time, and she remains
so a i-ertain number of hours In-fore
she regains consciousness. Dexter
Cork Wood. i
Since the discovery in Dunklin
county, by I'rof. Hush, of the rare!
cork wood, and the publication and ;
description of it. by I'rof. Trelease.
of the Missouri Botanical garden. ,
many inquiries have lieen made about 1
the plant. Its botanical name is "!.:;- '
neria Floridan. " Last week. I'rof. j
Hush wrote here to Colle.tor F. J-iej
Hice to secure specimens of the wood j
for tiie use of the government to ii")
displayed in its tiinlier exhibit at At- j
lanta this fall. Mr. Bice and .1. W.
Sexton went to the Sexton place, now
owned by II. M. Finney, a mile and a
haif southeast of Kennett. anil going
out in tbe-swamps, secured some good
specimens of the cork wood. It is al
most as light as cork, though growing.
ami is found in but two or three places j
in the I'nited States. -Dunklin County j
;ov stone Called liown. 1
i: iv st.ine nf MisMim-i whs culled !
tothueon a pointofetiunette a few days j
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ot rati.- Convention at i'ertle Springs, j toime oi go to confession, or oi'd I tisement in a good paper and will
The Covcrnor sat at the front of the j have nothing to confesh" Harper's j always bring good results. The -se-iilatform.
on which were a number of j Ms,-'azim?- lection of the medium is the lirst and
women. He was smoking a cigar.
The young woman leaned over from
behind him and said: "(Jov. Stone,
d-jnt you think you are setting a bad
example by smoking? There are many
ladies present.' "I guess you're
right.' said tiie governor, without
turning round, and he tossed away his
cigar Chicago Inter Ocean.
A Chance tor an Inventor.
While peaches are a very perisha
ble fruit, a fortnne awaits the one who
shall invent a method by which
peaches can lie taken to the European
market in a sound condition. They
aiv, perhaps, our most delicate fruit,
and the length of the ieac'u -season
and the possibilities of making it
equal to the jieriod while the peach
ripens all the way from Ceorgia to
Maine, gives the luxury to our people
for an unexpected length of time.
There is no reason why fruit that can
lie sent from California to Xew En
gland without injury should not be
sent from New England to the Euro
pean Market, if it can be kept in such
a condition that the air does not reach
it and hasten its decay. Europeans
are eager to share our fruit season,
and have nothing like it within easy
reach. Boston Herald.
Klghth Missouri Volunteers Inlantry
Secreta ry "s Headquarters,
Pckin. Illinois. July 17, 1 !..
Dear sn: ax'u omuadk: At a
preliminary meeting, held rei-cntly at
K.iuwoud. 111., to prepare for our
.sixth Bi-eiinial Keunion at the above
city, arrangements weiv made for a
joint reunion with the lltii illinois
Cavalry. 47th. .77th. 77th. 'h
loth Illinois Infantrv regiments
Vith h.-ing tiie guest- of tlr
Wedn-'suay and Thursday
tier 4th and .7th. l-"''-7. were 1h
selected, to accommodate those com-
ing from distance who desire to at-
tend the National i. A. K. Kncainp -
ment at Louisville. Ky.. Sept.. !t to 14.
and the dedication of the ( hiekamauga
and Missi-.n Bidge National Park.
near Chattanooga. Tenn.. on the week
Col Kolicrt G. Iiigcrsoll. of the ll'h
Cavalry has excepted an invitation
to address tii.- assembled comrades.
Kichard .1. glesby. Ex-Gevernor
Fif.-r. and other prominent sjieakers
have lieen invited: as well as repre-
sentative sjH-akers from the various
regiments, many of whom will lie pivs-!
cut to aid Col. "Bob " and address
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, t.iv .v txn uiv ivio.mui .m.-ji.-r- ill- .
, aiIt-inj, the fil.st d:ly.
Plit fnit-noitn nf th first ihiv will im!i.. , .i.. rvu.. ..r
t(1 wi..in,r wk,,.,.in,r
r- -t- '-"n
and bad-Tin', and the afternoon to
regimental ivunions and business
meetings, dosing theday with a rranl
union camp lire in the evening.
I he program for the second day will
include a parade in the forenoon, to
be followed by sjieeehes and vocal and
instrumental music, to the final "Cood
live" hand shake.
A general committee has been ap-
! pointed to secure tents from the state, j
and another committee to coooerate i
ure iU'eommotiations thrurn"t the
city. Moderate char-res for lod-rin-r
an(1 Ill(.aIfi Jlt the h((t.lsan(1 resid
The Committee on Transportation j
have secured a one and one-third fare
from the C. tH. - (J.. for ai
radius of lm miles from Klmwood.
and feel confident that at least that
rate or a lietter one. will bo made
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ill! laiiliKtun i-nwTi mi; i niiia. on:
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! Important matters relating to the
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:i r.. i. IT t'r lit. I I r.l I1IW 1 II III.
iiuoiit-aiioii hi Liie insLorv oi uie!
Kighth Missouri will come liefore the
regimental meeting of the first day.
Make an effort to lie with ns'.
Yours in Fraternity. Charity
.1. B. BiKK. chr'n.
11. C. KlliHTUXGKR
W. S. KU-X'LXHi.
Philips Smith. i
J. B. I'iKKLi. President.
W. H. BATKS. Secretary.
A I'atntul Ncceslty.
Br'ulgetO'Hoolihan. an elderly Irish
cook, nail lieen lnuuci-c to go
(juiet little surburbau town to live in
a wealthy gentleman's family. Two
weeks after her arrival she declared
her intention of returning to the city.
Why do you leave us. Bridget?"
asked her mistress, in a grieved tone. -
'We pay you the highest wages. " j
"Ye do. ma'am, an' yer a jierfect j
leddv. ( i'm not lavin" troo anny fault !
av de fam'ly. but this place is such a !
dead old place, wid no chance to do !
anything loively in it. that. U-gorry, j
oi have to niek up a pack o" lies iv'rv j
The Klliilisli il It.
Tlii.i w :l vi inn ir l'n (rl i wlmm II !l VI n i r I
i.u-i i i "i i " i l- i" T
in I'hiladelnliia who makes Ins head-
quarters at a club, and one morning j
he overheard one of the meinliers ask
another how he felt. "Oh. out of
sight. "whs the lvsponse. The En
glishman made a mental note of this,
and determined to get it off himself at
the first opportunity. The next day
he met a friend, who offered the usual
salutation. The Englisman's face
broadened into a grin. Striking an
attitude. he exclaimed, "Oh. youcawn't
see me. old chap: you cawn't see me I"
It May Jo as Much lor You.
Mr. Fivd Miller. Irving. HI., writes
that he had a Severe Kidney trouble
for many years, with severe pains in
his back and also that his bladder
was effected. He tried many so called
Kidney cures but with out any good
result. About a year ago he liegan
use of Electric Hitters and found relief
at once. Electric Bitters is especially
adapted to cure of all Kidney and
Liver troubles and often gives almost
instant relief. One trial will prove
our statement. Price only .70 cents
for large bottle. At Blomeyer & Ha
inan's drug store.
For a Sure Enough Fire
It Was the l'vanut stand and a lUg
Tent Adjoining the Post Ofllee
Itulldlng that Made the
At about eleven o'clock Wetl
nesday morning the building or shanty
J o 1 ien'rer the T wt ( M?iee liiiililtnir nn
Main street caught lire and the II allies
shot high uii into the air liefore the
i;,.e al;lru W;is sounded. In the rear
j 0f t;w chanty was a large tent and
; tj,at U,. to mak.
the blaze a big
j u,.n K. Halliday. with a little sti-eet
'sprinkler hose got on the grounds
j ul.st !lmi turned the little stream on.
; but while Mr. Halliday's intentions
j were g-ood -his stream of wat.;r was
j too small to seriously interfere with
j the flames . In live minutes after the
i uiv was discovered and in less than
. three minutes after the alarm was
j given Joe Albeit, chief of the fired
partment. was on the grounds with a
I fOI.ce 0f hands with tlie lirst ward hose
j -arriage. Before everything was in
,a(iine!(S the Httle building was a
u.t t ti... n. r.......
Bllttli Wl III V, Ulll II' U 111'" 1IWS..1T 11 Will
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Til II PI fUlSH V.MS T mt OH TO 1 II
I building the flames were "font in less
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; iiw"r nimi mi uie w iiuie 1 1 oiiL oi iiie
j buildin"; in then it was covered with
j a sti-eam of water that completely hid
it from view, and in rive minutes from
j the time the water was turned on then?
WiVS not a pjn-k f tire to be seen.
The building lielonjjed to Morrison
- Davis and was occupied as a pea
nut and lunch stand by Louie Single
ton. a colored man. There was no
insurance on tiie buildior or its con
tents. sliortTalkM on Ad vertlslii-s.
j The truthful advertisement is the tine
j that brings business, and most all ad
vertising is truthful, just as most all
! men are truthful. )vasionally one
meets a man who lies. That sort of a
man writes lving advertisements.
They may pay temporarily, but no
jiermanent success was ever built on a
! foundation of humbug. Most of ad
I vertisers are iionest. At -least, they
; mean to tx.
Often each one of half a
'dozen dealers will ins
t that he has
! "'the biggest and best
! . "
'city. Of course, they
stock in the
can't all lie
right, but that
merely a form of
words. Keally it doesn't mean much
of anything, ei'.her to the writer or the
reader, and so does no harm except
that it wastes valuable space in the
The advertisement that pays In-st is
itlie plain, honest, forceful talk, writ
ten just as if the writer was talking
to the reader fact to face a statement
of facts. There is nothing in the
world so intei-estingjas facts, especial
ly the facts of business. They should
be written about entertainingly, i'eo-
i pie like to know how and where things
are made. -Not a technical descrip
tion, but a hint here and there. For
instance: "These goods were designed
and woven in France, the cotton came
from Alabama and the silk from
China. Twice across the Atlantic.
once across Asia and Kui-ojk-. and
here is the finest fabric for 7.7 cents a
It creates an interest that a mere
bald statement never would get.
Knowledge, thought and
will generally produce a
; most important point. The writer
i comes after. Kvcn a bad ad in a
good iiaiier will ibring some business,
A good ad. in a poor pajier is sheer
. i waste.
PROSPERITY IN THE SOUTH.
j Indicated by the Quality and Quan-
tity l the Anchor I.lnc Freight
I ('apt. -Theodore C. Zeigler. secre
tary of the Anchor Line, says that
river traffic, particularly down the
river, has had a wonderful boom dur
ing the present season. "Our pass
enger lists," said ('apt. Zeigler. "are
full nearly all of the time. This is
also the case with the short trip boats.
The class of freight handled is indica
tive of highly prosperous conditions
throughout the South. On every trip
we aretaking such items as line furni
ture, dry goods, fancy groceries, fancy
baby carriages, etc., as against Jour
former cargoes of hogs and hominy.
"We have been somewhat inconven
ienced recently byj low water. Our
boats were delayed, and we were
forced to tow lighters to Cairo and
there reload. We hope that the pres
ent rise in the river will permit us to
go through without this expense of re
loading." Post Dispatch.
( apt. sliuon Ilorsely Knew How the i
itiuerrllla Mot Ills Kate.
Littlk Bock, Ai:k., Aug. 27 Cap:. ,
.Simon Horsely. a man who served i
with distinction under Ceneral Forest. ;
died at the home of his brother Boger ;
in this State yesterday. Intimate,
friends have known for some time that j
he knew of -the killing of the noted
Confederate, ijuantrell. but the facts
did not become generally known until
his death. Horsely was sent as a re
cruiting officer by (Jen. Forest into
Kentucky, and as (Juanti-ell was "re
turning from a raid he stop(ed in the
vicinity of Bardstowu and began dep
redations. Horsely. at the request
of citizens there, waited on IJuantrell
and asked him to desist, but Juantrell
would not listen to the demand. He
was warned to make no more raids on
the property of Kentucky Coi;
and the two men separated.
It was in the spring of Si.7 and
(Juantrell liecame desjierate. He made
another raid and during an engage
ment with a detachment of Kentucky
troops Quantrell was killed. Mr.
Horsely was an honest and reliable
citizen, and confided secrets to some
of his Masonie friends that they would
not divulge as long as he lived. Now
that he is dead they are willing to
supply this missing link in the history
of the cause and throw all possible
light on the tragic end of Quanti-ell's
murderous career. It had been gen
erally believed that (juantrell was
killed by Federal troops.
THIS WASIN.HARD TIMES.
And the Kdltor Was shut Oil In Ills
Kesireto Kzplaln Things.
A story was recently told of how a
preacher tested the effect of the hard
times upon his congregation. At the
conclusion of one of his sermons he
"Let everybody in the house who
pay their debts stand up."
Instantly every man, woman and
child with one exception, arose to
their feet. He seated the crowd, and
Thi-J exception noted, a careworn,
hungry individual, clothed in his last
summer suit, slowly assumed a jier
liendicular position and leaned upon
the back of the seat in front of him.
'How is it. my friend," inquired
the minister, "that you are the only
man in this large congregation who is
unable to meet his obligation?"
"I publish a newspaper," he meekly
replied, "and my brethren here who
have just stood up, are my subscriiiers.
"Let us pray!" exclaimed the min
ister. -IndeiH-ndent Herald.
1. Ezra went into a plac.
street with in bills. He
teen drinks of liquor at 10 cents a
drink, and then went over to the lake
front with a man who wanted to
him a new monument. How
money did he have when he
2. An Alderman
his campaign. His
How much does he need to ;
out even and where does he get !
:!. A policeman takes nine peanuts j used to excess for a considerable pe
from an Italian every day. How riod well defined symptoms supervene,
many bushels of peanuts will the Ital- j There can lie added to the list already
ian lose if the policeman remains on j given hullucinations, nausea, anorex
that corner for fifteen successive years? J ia. prostration and anxiety and a pe-
4. A prominent politician is indict- jeuliar kind of intoxication, ending,
ed by the grand jury. He belongs to ! after hours of vigil, in a torpor from
eight political clubs, has liersoual
friends in office, knows I,ti42 of ther
boys around town and has bought
drinks in 72s saloons. How many j
years will it take to convict mm, sup-
posing that his lawyers continue the
case eight times and make eleven mo
tions to quash the indictments?
7. A salesman receives $7 a week
and expends 4 for board. 2forroom,
1 for laundry, -?'! for theaters, and
2.77 for sundries,
can he put into the
how much money
savings bank in
li. William was born is 170 and
his sister was born in I'!. In ls'.l.7
William is i7 years of age. while his
sister is but V.K How does she obtain
i. If a colored man in Xew Orleans
can earn ?' a day, how many days in
the week will he work? Chicago Bec
ord. Call for Bids.
The Committee of the Baptist church
rejected all bids and now call for bids
on changed plans and specification.
1 lans ana specincauons at iiisuu
Drugstore. Bids will be received at
the above place until 7 p. m. Aug 31,
1895. Committee reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
REAL ESTATE DEAL
Kruiale Criminals do Odd Thlnirs to
Add to Their Heauty.
Henry MeyStedt The Pur- ' Vanity in a female prisoner would be
Chaser mere'y laughable if it were not so sad
! to behold. It is, however, the one
touch of nature which proves the hu
WIlsou Cramer clls the Painter : nlau kinsllip. anJ there is perhaps
property In a Lump. ' '
some hopes for even these poor degrad
The largest private sale of real j ed t if Jhov aw thus swayed
estate in the history of this city was ! b sm.h hiU.mIess "motions. Ih-ison
Henry Meystedt. sr.
Wilson Cramer the property purchas
ed by Mr. Cramer last week at the
Fainter partition sale. The deal in
cludes four brick business houses,
three stories high, on Main street and
the three-story brick store occupied
by the S. Albert (Jrocer Co., on the
corner of Themis and Water streets.
The sale was rather a surprise to
i everybody, as Mr. Cramer had put
men to work repairing; trie property,
and it was thought he iutended to hold
il. But Mr. Meystedt, having already
invested nearly 10.(HKI in Cape (Jir
ardeau real estate last week concluded
he would like a little more of it, hence
the big deal of to-day. The price
paid has not been made public. How
ever the property cost Mr. Cramer
Almost a ( lean score.
An old colored man sat on his front
doorstep last evening doing his best
to keep cool. Chloe, his wife, was sit
ing near him. and said: "Say, Sambo,
is done been a purty hot day, ain't
it." "Yas, Chloe, it dun has. an' I
heard a gemman say dat it was !Hi in
de shade." "Why. what duz dat !Mi in
de shade mean?" "I dunno. just !;.'
"Oh, dere must lie stunting more ob it
dan dat.". Sambo scratched his
wooly pate for a few minutes, and
then gave this very satisfactory ex
planation "Well, honey, I jus guess
it must bee dis way. You know when
dey play sum of dose games day say
a man got so many out of a hundred.
Now, I dun guess dat a hundreds just
as hot as it can lie and de 9; to-day
means dat we wu'z only (four points
from being de hotiest we could be."
TEA AS AN INTOXICANT.
(.rowina I'assion ;ior the Drink
The "tea habit" is growing on the
law-abiding people of this peaceful
city, says the Philadelphia Becord.
In the opinion of a Quaker City phy
sician of prominence the victims drink
this beverage as the hardened drunk
ard drinks whisky. He adds that "the
intoxicating effe-.ts -of tea are not
appreciated as fully as they should lie.
j Cheap or improperly brewed tea is
j known to have caused many functional
M iscella- j derangements of the gravest charac
! ter. Many of the victims not knowing
: mat ineir irouoies are uue 10 tea
i drinking, suiter from headache and
often from jut-sistent dizziness and in
digestion. Despondency and palpi
tation of the heart are also among the
complaints. Lastly, that dread enemy
of every man, insomnia, has many
i victims among the lot- These are cer
sjiends -fl. 1:1.7 in ' taiuly a batch of troublesome symp
alary is $1.70 a ! toms of which any jiernicious drug
should lie proud. there is a great
difference in the physiological effect
of.teaon the svstem. When it has lieen
His Name lor It.
They were German and middle-aged.
He had become rich suddenly and had
built for themselves a licuatiful resi
dence with an extension porte-cochere.
Horses were his only passion, and
that he indulged to its fullest extent.
Onedayhewas waiting to take his
wife to ride, and was trying to hold
the ribbons over the sleek backs of an
impatient, pawing pair of thorough
breds. At length his teruiier asserted
itself. "Katrina! Katrina!" be cried
out, testily, -"vill you nefer come out?
Dese horses von't shtand unter der
tam horse shedt no longer alretty."
They Will ISuIld
Many of the purchasers of lots in
the Painter blocks in the West End
say they made the purchases for the
purpose of building on the lots. The
lots are nicely located and if all -the
purchasers build on them quite a little
town will spring up where we now have
a corn c field. The improvement of
these lots will also add considerable
revenue to the city in the way of in
creased valuation for taxation.
VANITY OF CRIMINALS.
Ihursday when j m"ltnns woul(1 be perpetually busy if
puivhased fromlth ey ,.het.ked every attempt made by
their charges to adopt the latest fash-
ionable coiffure: "fringes' are "going
j out" perhaps in general society, but
they are still amazingly popular in
prison. Criminals will trim their hair
j as it pleases them, and the wisest dis
j ciplinarian effects to see nothing of
the fringe. In the same way, once,
when chignous were in vogue, the fe
male felt happy whose locks escaped
the prison scissors and were long
enough to fold over a pad of oakum.
The ingenuity, again, with which some
prisoners will twist and turn their un
becoming uniform into some faint no
tions of the fashions of the day might
have earned theseartists good wages
in a dressmaker's atelier. I have
seen panniers counterfeited and pol
onaises, skirts draped or tied back,
dress improvers manufactured out of
whalebones or horsehair; no doubt,
when the present "bell" skirt is fading
out of fashion it will be largely pat
ronized in jail. The craze for personal
adornments leads women to skim the
grease off their scanty allowance o.
soup, with which they plaster their
hair. I once knew an aged prisoner
who was caught scraping the dust
from the red brick cell wall to serve
her as rouge. North American . Ite
summer Warlare and
Conquer a Pest.
Housekeejiers are .always glad of
any information which will help them
to conquer those enemies of their sum
mer's jieaee tiies. Here are two items
which experience has .proven to lie of
use in the battle.
We all know how flies settle upon a
screen door in rainy weather, or those
j of the kitchen in any weather, waiting
for an opportunity to step in as soon
as it is opened. If a cloth dipped in
! kerosene is rublied over the outer side
of the wire and frame of the screen
the tlies will not settle upon it. They
do not like kerosene. One application
will usually prove effectual for several
The other agent oil of lavender is
for the uuriiose of disnosinir of such
j (f t, h alreadv aiod
' an entrance to the house.
Darken all the windows but one.
Tin' Mies will soon congregate on that,
for Mies enjoy sunshine as well as
moths detest it. Xow with an atomizer
spray the window casing with the oi!
of lavender, and either leave the open
bottle upon the sill or saturate a small
cloth with some of it. Some of the
flies will soon fiecome stuielicd and
then can Ik- brushed down and dis
posed of. If an atomizer is not at
hand rub the casing with the saturated
cloth. It is also a good plan to rub
the oil all over any place that the tlies
like to light upon. A hanging lamp
has often a great attraction for them,
but if shade and chains are rubbed
over with the oil they will not light
It Was Close Figuring,
leo Doyle, William Parr and E.
W. Bussell. the commissioners ap
pointed by the Circuit Court to ap
praise the Painter property, did some,
close figuring. They appraised the
city property that belonged to said
estate at ?.'!.7.S0. and the projierty
sold last Wednesday at public auction
for :i.i:;i. just $1.71 in excess of the
appraised valuation. The farm was
appraiesd at 2..70O. but on account of a
suit for the recovery of the farm
brought by the Clark heirs, this prop
erty was knocked off at $1.0.70. Wil
liam Parr and Leo Doyle are close
tigurers when they figure on the value
of 'ape Girrardeau city property.
Xo Depot for Hcxter.
Jeffkks'on- City, Mo., Aug. !.
Commissioners Hickman and Florey
to-day tiled a report with the Board
of Bailroad Commissioners in the
matter of complaint of a citizen of
Dexter, Stoddard County, asking that
thti-Board order a depot to be built at
the crossing of the Iron Mountain and
Cotton Belt Railroads, one mile east
of Dexter. The report finds that there
is no necessity for a depot at the in
tersection of these railroads, and none
will be ordered.