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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1895.
Vol. XX No. 33
ONLY THREE CASES!
Of Small-Pox at Charles
ton. Jas. A. Hoone Writes to Mayor t'ore
S ver orfl'hls City Fully Hecnrdlnir
the small-Pox Scare.
Charleston, Mo.. Dec. 7th. lsit.'j.
mr. w. ii. cokver,
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
DEAR Sir: Your telegram received.
but so late, that this letter will reach separated, wh:;n. it is thought, Kite
you about as soon as an answer by , S1w 'he 1P of Parker's head moving
wire. I and fired, thinking it was some ani-
We have three cases of small-pox 1,1:1 ' When he realized thw dreadful
at present, and have had eight all nature of the thing he had done he
told, three of them died and two have ,iI1,;u" his hat with water and rushed to
been discharged. There have been no companion to give what little re
new cases for sveral days, and thein i '''-'f ho could but all to no purpose,
is no danger of a spread of the dis-! Wu are told that I life is overwhelmed
ease here. We have it well confined Vith grief and it Is feared h may lose
and under control and have so all
along since it made its appearance.
The first cast came here very unex
pectedly, and all the cases that we
have had since are directly traceable
to contact with him before it was sus
pected ho had it. We have a comc- j
tent Board of IJualth, composed of:
three reputable physicians and three
business men, who have taken every
possible precaution since the appear -
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ance of the disease to prevent the pos -
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ibility of its spreading. Persons who I
have been exposed are confined, ai.d
thosu who have it arc in the hospital,
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and strictly secluded, The city is well j
policed and guarded against the in-1 (
trnrllletif.n if t hi li.te:Ke (ruin sml-l
lniecien riimm inni'. l ncm is nor
now, has not lx;en, and I feel sure
there will not be an epidemic of small-
pox here. May possibly have one or
two more cases, hut if v.e do it will be
from persons whoare already ron lined,
and in whose family it has already
bjon. From the n th :ro is not the least
danger of its spreading.
I give yon this history of it here at
length, lieeause for some unaccounta
ble reason ( jierhaps their traditional
disregard for the 1 ruth, anil pass. on
for sensation) the newspapers have
spread some very
m 1 '
auuui. our ciiy in connection wim mis ,
matter. 1 will say -there is no reliance, 1
whatever, to bo placed on these publi
cations, judging from those i have
read from several points in this part
of the State. I will take pleasure in
giving you a true statement of alTairs
here at any time- you will write me.
.1 as. A.Hoonk.
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Adjustment of a Missouri Land
Washington. D. C, December 5.
Then- has been pending for a lorg
time an unsettled agricultural land
grant to the State of Missouri. A bill
has been prepared for a final adjust
ment of the matter. The land grant
a :t passed in 1S02. It was to provide
colleges for the benefit of agriculture
and the mechanic arts. Missouri select
ed about ;V.(KH) acres along the survey
of the Atlantic and Pacific, now the
St. Louis and San Francisco Kail
road. That land was supposed to bo
more valuable, by reason of the rail
road survey, and it was put to the
State at double mininura price, on
that account. When the road was
built, it departed from the survey.
Much of the land was from six to
fifteen miles off the road, and yet the
State had been charged double value
for it. In 1830 all lands along the
road were reduced from double min
inum to single mininum. Missouri
had 24,590 acres which had been
charged to her as 49,180 acres.
The bill for adjustment authorizes the
State to select from the Government
lands within Missouri, 24,590 acres
for the benefit of the agricultural col
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It gives instant relief and will cure
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KILLED HIS COMRADE.
j Distressing Accident at Pulaski He-
j Hultlnc in the Il.ath of Young
j News Las been received hero of a
terribly distressing accident which oc
curred at Pulaski last Friday. Two
' young men, 18 or 1! years of age, and
; very close friends, were out hunting
j when one shot the other by accident,
resulting in his instant death. Ollie
: Ilifo fired the fatal shot and th't charge
j took effect in the head of young I'ark
cr. Tney wens after ga'ii-f and hail
his mind. He cries constantly.
Parker was the only support of a
widowed mother. During a recent
illness of his. ltife was constantly at
his bedside, so close was their friend
ship. Cairo Citizen.
The position of Six-aker Reed at
this time is a very conspicuous one.
I :ls well lis u vei-v riUv i.iim T: in.
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quires a good deal of courage for him
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. to thus assume a place that is In-set
: with chances of mistake and misfor
tune -iwl ..,.t inii ... :..
ed for not shirking such a test of his
ability. The fact that he is a c.-indi-
i date for President is no secret. !!. is
J n.t III;.... ...!.. .1... I....
i anxious to get it. and all of his pro
ceedings from this limn on will be di
rected to that end. According to the
latest accounts, this ambition has al
; ready worked a material change in iiis
1 habits and methods. Hu is no longer
! frankly humorous and sarcastic, but
inclined to dignity and reserve. Th
correspondents interrogated him in
vain for views ami comments, and
even his intimate friends miss tin.1 bub
bling merriment with which he was
wont to set the table in a roar. There
i.l-iifeni-e in liiu niitini It i fii.l
rtmf rm f.el -.i mumcitr
himself seriously, of presenting an
impressive aspect, of looking as wise
as he can with that cherubic counte
nance from which the light mustache
has been detached for sumo strategic
reason. He is as friendly as ever,
but it is in a different way. sugges
tive of a caution that keeps back the
good things which might lie said "ex
cept for these bonds."
It is Mr. Reed's privilege, of course,
to seek the, Presidency, and there are
a great many of his fellow-citizens
who would like to see him secure it.
But at the same time there is occa
sion for general regret that he has
allowed the bee to get into his bonct.
Ho is easily the most interesting and
entertaining man now in American
public life that is. he was before this
thing happened, and now for several
months to come he is to play a sober
and taciturn part, thus eclipsing the
gayety of the nation in a pronounced
degree. We are not to expect any
more of his characteristic quibs and
pungencies until after the next Repub
lican National Convention. He has
sworn himself to monotony and solemni
ty, and will be like an ordinary states
man so far as amusement is concerned.
There are pitfalls for him to avoid
and snares for him to escape, and ho
must concentrate his whole mind upon
these matters. He does not dare to
indulge his remarkable drollery when
a crisp joke may cost hint a delegate
or a fine bit of irony turn a State
against him. It is a great pity, and
a public loss, that this could not have
been avoided. At most, there is little
enough brightness in our politics, and
the suspension of Mr. Reed's surpass
ing service in that relation leaves us
poor indeed, and at a time, too, when
we particularly need that sort of
thing as a aelief from the dull and
tiresome speeches that are sure to be
made during the present session of
BlK Trade In Klblcs.
An Alabama paper says that an
enterprising Yankee book agent is
making a barrel of money in Alabama.
He came from Conneticut and has
been selling books chiefly to negroes.
He soon came to appreciate the enthu
siasm of the negro in matter of reli
gion. He found that in all the illus
trated Bibles the pictures of the ang
els were in white, and he conceived
the idea of having a Bible made for
the colored race, filled to overflowing
with pictures of negro angels. The
books cost him about $1.10, but he
placed the first large shippment at $8
each, payable $2.50 cash, the balance
in monthly payments. He is selling
the Bibles as fast as he can get them
George Lind Expired
lie was at Ills Home and Was Feel
ing as Well as I'sual Fell Dead
In Ills Room.
At about nine o'clock Monday morn
ing George Lind fell dead in his room
at his home on South Frederick street.
Mr. Lind got out of bed as usual Mon
day morning and was preparing to
come down to his shop. Ho walked
across his room and realizing that he
was about to fall lie laid down on a
sofa and told his wife that he felt bad.
He was on the sofa only a few minutes
till ho was dead.
Coroner Hlomeyor held an inquest
ovar the body and the verdict of the
jury was that death was caused by
The deceased was born and raised
in this city and he was well liked by
a large ci.-clo of friends.
Insults uy Some Fluttering I'liln(;s
About tlie Ex-President.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ixd.. DecemU'r T.
Ex-Senator .1. .1. Ingalls, of Kansas,
is stopping in this city over Snnd-iy.
In an interview to-night he said:
"If Gen. Harrismi should be nomi
nated In; will receive a strong support
in the West. The sentiment out there
in the last few months has swung
around wonderfully for Mr. Harrison.
The people recognize in him a man
who is conservative and withal a bril
liant and brainy man, who has scarce
ly a peer in the country. I regard
Mr. Harrison as a man who has had
a wonderful growth since he passed i
his fiftieth year." i
Sjiealang of Allison, he said: "I re
gard Mr. Alison as a strong man
too. His lierfectlv clear record in
Congress, where has been for
forty years, has made
friends. All in all.
I consider Mr
Harrison the strongc-t nmong the I
eoplc of this West. " i
( I'lnieAinun; Animals.
Almost every form and variety of
human crime is to lie round among his occupation, the number of his tax su(Trrl8ts and the saloon,
animals. Cases of theft are noticed receipt and other statistical informa- j DENVER. Colo., Decuuiber 10. Un
among ltees. Biichner, in his "Psy- ' tion. with the names of his candidates, j der what is known as the wine-room
chic Life of Animals." speaks of ! so that his vote stands in his own ! 'w numbtr of saloon-keepers have
thievish Ix-es, which, in order to save handwriting and cannot lie questioned, j heen arrested for allowing women in
themselves tht trouole of working,
attack well -siocked hives in masses,
kill the sentinels and inhabitants, roll
tho hi.'es and carry off the provisions.
After repeated enterprises of this de
scription they acquire a taste for rob
bery and violence: they recruit whole
companies, which get more and more
numerous, and finally they form reg
ular colonies of brigand bees.
But it is a still more curious fact
these brigand bees can le produced
artificially by giving working bees a
mixture of honey and brandy to drink.
The bees soon acquire a taste for
this beverage, which has the same dis-
astrous effects upon thein as upon
men; they become ill-disposed and ir- j Chicago Record.
ritable, and lose all desire to work, !
and finally, when they begin to feel j Heavy Loss in Knicllsb Farm Values,
hungry, they attack and plunder the ' Farms in England are much de-well-supplied
hives. There is one predated through the low prices of
variety of bees the Sphecodes which ; produce, and many holders of the
lives exclusively upon plunder. Ac- I estates are disposing of their property,
cord to Marchall, this variety is form- not infrequently at auction sales,
ed of individuals of the Halyetes spe- j An estate of 1200 acres located near
cies, nuose wrgaus oi niuiicauon were .
defective, and which have gradually ;
develloped into a separate variety,
living almost exclusively by plunder.
They may thus be said to be an ex
ample of innate and organic criminal-1
ity among insects, and they represent
what Prof. Lombroso calls th born
criminals that is individuals which
are led to crime by their own organic
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Southeastern District Agricultural
Society, held at the court house in
this city last Saturday for the pur
pose of electing a Board of Di
rectors for the ensuing year, the
following gentlemen were elected as
G. C. Thilenius, President.
H. I'. Peironnet, Vice-President.
Charles Blattner. Wm. Paar, Geo.
Siemers, Sam Hitt. L. H. Graessle.
R. G. Ranney, Henry Heise.
Ready method in drowning, as to
what to do and how to do it, will be
found in Dr. Kaufmann's Medical
Work; fine colored plates from life.
Send three 2 -cant stamps, to pay post
age to A. P. Ordway & Co., Bottom,
Macs., and receive a copy free.
BIG MISSOURI LAND DEAL.
Male ol 50,000 Arm In Crawford
County for .".oo.ooo.
STEEVIIXE, MO., Dec. 7. One of
the largest real estate deals that was
ever consummated in Missouri was
effected here yesterday. The projterty
sold consists of 50.000 acres of Craw
ford county lands, owned by the Mid
land Blast Furnace Company, at St.
Louis, Mo., on which is located the
company's blast furnace, the town of
Midland and several farms. Mr.
John C. Hubinger. a wealthy capital
ist of Keokuk, Io., is the purchaser,
and was hero in jK-rson, accompanied
by Mr. G. M. Law, a leading real es
tate broker of Keokuk. The Midland
Blast Furnace Company was repre
sented in the transaction by Thomas
IX. Gibson, cashier of the Bank of
Steel ville, and .J. T. Woodruff, Pres
ident of the Woodruff Fruit and Or
Mr. Hubinger buys the land for
fruit and orchard purposes and will
begin pvparing the ground at once
for a large planting in the spring.
The people here look upoa the dual as
one of great importance, as Mr. Hub
inger is already making estimates for
an apple orchard of 2,000 acres. He
also expects to move fifty families
from Iowa to the land within the next
few months, to all of whom he will
give free use of the ground for five
years to cultivate fruit trees he plants
thereon. Tho consideration paid for
the property is $500,(IMO.
How They Vote In Japan.
A. property qualification being nec
essary for suffrage, the volume of
ballots cast is comparatively small,
but the inability to exercise the right
of suffrage dos not interfere with ;he
excitement of the peasants in Japan
when the election day comes around.
Tho rich man docs the voting: the
! poor man does the shouting. In or
! dur to vote in Japan a man must pay
! at least 15 yen annually as taxes and
sow his receipts at the polling places
They have no ballots like
a register, wnicn maKes in
absolutely accurate and forbids any
doubt of the result. When a voter
! comes to tho polls he is handed a
long sheet of paper upon
writes his in name hi i-nii!niv !
When the result of tbe election is de-
elared these certificates are filed awav I
in the county clerk's oflic and are ac- j
cessible to anv one.
On the English principle a man can
run for any office in any district. A
citizen of Tokyo may represent in
Parliament the ieople who live at the
extreme end of the Empire if they se
lect him. Nor is it ntnressary for a
man to have the property qualification
required for su.'Vrage in order to be a
candidate for o lice. He may be as
poor as Job's Yurkey, and may never
have had the riht to vote, but he can
run for Parliament just the same, and
if elected is allowed to take his seat.
Winchester sold recently at a price i
equal to $75.78 per acre, 2700 acres
and mansion located on the
Rule have changed hands at $71
per acre. As an instance of the de
preciation it is noted that a Southern
Lincolnshire auctioneer has just sold
under the hammmer l.'lO acres at Wes
ton. Notts, in small parcels, for
3794. equal to 142 per acre, a
property which twenty years ago cost
Among other properties to be sold
at auction this season are the Somer
set and Dorset and estates of Viscount
Bridport. which co-er nearly (iOOO
acres, and include, besides the man
sion, two old manor houses of the
sixteenth century; Glevering Hall, the
beautiful Suffolk seat of Lady Hunt
ingfield; a 2000-acre estate in Dorset;
a portion of Lady Shelly's picturesque
estate at Bournemouth, fn most in
stances these properties will be offer
ed in small lots, enabling tenants to
bid. Mark Lane Express.
Notice is hereby given to the tax
payers that I will visit Cape Girar
deau December 26th and remain three
days, December 26th, 27th and 28th, to
collect taxes. I will have with me tbe
tax books of Cape and Randol town
ships. Peter Lehner, Collector.
A BIG HAUL
Made by Burglars at Po -
;. A. Schoen & Son's Store at Poca
hontas llobbcd of Several Hun
dred Dollars Worth of
Tuesday night burglars broke into
G. A. Schoen & Son's store at Poca
hontas and robbed the store of every
thing they could carry off. Among
the things missed are a lot of clothing,
suits and overcoats, shoes, thirty-one
silverine watches, one gold watch,
about one hundred and seventy-five
dollars worth of jewelry, hats, knives,
razors, handerchiufs, etc. So far tho
robbers have made good their escape.
Her Itlch Find Recalls the Story of
LOS Angeles, Cal., Dec. 9. News
comes from the Colorado Desert min
ing camp of Picacbo, near Yuma,
that Mary Thurman, daughter ol
Judge Thurman, has made the richest
strike known in any of the desert
camps for years. She was prosimct
ing in the hills and found a vein that
promises to make her a bonanza
queen. Mary Thurman was once the
belle of Washington, and there she
married Lieut. Cowles, now United
States naval attache in London, who
recently wedded Miss Koosevelt, sister
of the Secretary of the United States
Embassy. Cowles and she soon dis
agited, and he permitted her to get a
divorce. Then she came West to San
Diego, and lived at Tia Juan on the
Mexican line. There she met and mar
ried Thomas Gilford, a dashing ad
venturer, who proved to have a wife
and two little children. Tuen she went
home to see her mother before the old
lady died, but Judge Thurman rcrus. d
to permit her to enter the door, anu
she returned. She got a divorce from
tnilord, and then surprised her friends
by marrying 'lug" Holliday, tie
baseball player, She is known in ail
the mining camps of Southern Cali-
their places of business. To-day the
Saloon-Keepers' Protective Associa-
tion met and decided to make a test of
the meaning of tho suffrage law. The
claim is made by the attorneys that
the wine-room ordinance is unconsti
tutional. It is argued that since the)
Legislature conferred the privilege up- j
on women to vote and hold office that
they must stand in the law, so far as
their immunities are concerned, on
the same footing as men. From this
it is contended that the Legislature
has no right to frame laws that shall
apply to women that do not apply
equally to men; that tha ordinance
prohibiting women in saloons is un
constitutional, and that the fair sex
have a right to step up to any bar and
stay there as long as the wearer of
skirts desires. Liquor dealers will
assist the defendant saloon-keepers
with all the funds that are required to
carry the case to a final hearing in the
COL. INGERSOLL WILL WAIT.
Thus Far He Is Xot Visibly Disturbed
- I bv the -Pravem.
Minneapolis, Dec. 4. Col. Robert
G. Ingersol lectured last evening at
Ottumwa, la. The colonel was inter
viewed on the 3,000 prayers offered for
him on Thanksgiving day. He is not
visibly disturbed by the prayers which
the Christian Endeavorers of the na
tion are causing to bo made for his
salvation. When asked if he believed
in the effiioacy of these petitions, he
"Oh, we will have to wait and see
what will be done. I suppose that
God is busy yet with the people's
prayers of Thanksgiving of last week
and has not got around to that yet.
We will have to wait and see what
will be done. If these prayers are
effective, then the Endeavorers ought
to ge after Grover Cleveland. His
message reads like he needed it.'
A Nice Christmas Present
Guesses on the number of hours the
Jumbo Candle will burn at Bohnsack
& Stratmann's. The lucky guess, if a
man, will receive one of our Baltimore
tailor made suits, if a lady, .a hand
some silk dress. The guess free with
every purchase at the Famous.
Doc 12th, 3 w.
;Tne Qd Roman Passes
Allen (. Thurman the Xoted states
man and Politician Is Now Cold
CoLCMUCS, O., Dec. 12. Allen G.
Thurman died at 1:15 p. m.
The death of Mr. Thurman was a
painful shock to tho general public.
Tho latest reports from him before to
day were to the effect that he was do
ing finely. Tho Thurman rcbidence is
about a mile from the center of the
town and details are eagerly awaited
for. Absolutely no other information
came with tho announcement of the
death of the aged statesman save
that it occurred at 1:15 p. m.
Early in November Judge Thurman
had the fall which resulted in a se
rious injury to his hip. No bones be
ing broken, and his constitution being
sj wonderfully strong, led to the be
lief that he would soon regain bis
normal health. But he has never rai
ned from the injuries received at that
LAUGHED IN HER COFFIN.
A Neicro Girl liudiy srarea tbe
Mourners ai Htr Funeral.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 11. Susan
Wright, a 15-year-old negio girl, liv
ing with her parents at butloik, sixty
miles west of this city, died yesteiuay
evening. The bouy was cottiiied this
morning and brought to Portsmouth,
just across the Elizabeth Liver Irom
.orfoik, for burial. On the hd of the
colliin being retroved the girl sat ip
and began laughing, throwing those
present almost liiio a panic. The gn 1
sas she could hear everything tuat
was said arouuu her bier anu ki.ew
she was to be burled, but she could not
move nor bpcak. This evening she
returned home with her parents.
MISSOUHI CAHI r Al REMOVAL.
TheSedalia Injunction Suit Argued
Before the supreme Court
Jeffersom city, Mo., Dec. 11.
Court en banc to-day heard tbe argu
ments ol attorneys in the Capitol re
moval injunction case and took 'he
matter under advisement. Judges
Ganttand Burgess did not sit in the
case because they ow n property here.
The argument lasted all morning,
each side being allowed two hours.
Attorney-General Walker made the
opening statement for the Secretary
of State, and L. C. Krauthoff of Kan
sas City presented the statement on
behalf of the relator.
Hon. J. H. Bothwt-11 of Sedalia.
recovered from his illness.
j appeared and made the opening argu
ment for Sedalia. He contended that
the Legislature has the right to sub
mit such an amendment as this and it
would be valid and binding if adopted.
He attacked the decision in the Cali
fornia case on which Judge Shackel
ford relied mainly in his decission. on
the ground that it was not a parallel
case. Mr. Krauthoff followed for
Jefferson City. He denounced the
doctrine declared by Mr. Bcthweil,
that this ratification by tho people
cured any defect in the manner of sub
mitting tbe amendment, as revolution
ary. He then attacked forcibly every
other contention made by opposite
He was followed by Mayor Edwin
Silver of Jefferson City, who made an
eloquent plea for this city. The clos
ing argument was made by Judge Mc
Keighan for Sedalia.
A decision is not expected for some
time, for the court will consider the
case carefully before announcing a
decission. The big delegation from
Sedalia did not cjme, although it had
been announced in the press that it
would be here.
"G. A. It. Echoes"
Of the 29th Nat. Encampment held at
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 9th, to 14th.
A handsome little booklet with the
compliments of Harry Weissinger
Tobacco Co., containing Mr. Watter
son's Address of Welcome, also how
an ex-"Reb." entertained the old
"Yanks," will be distributed by Com
mander Dr. G. W. Travis at the Post
at the meeting Saturday night, Dec.
Notice to Stockholders.
Notice is hereby given that the an
nual election of seven Directors of the
First National Bank of Cape Girar
deau, will be held at the office of the
bank the second Tuesday in January.
1398. Polls open front 10 a. m. to 3
p. m. L. S. Joseph, Cashier.
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Dec 12, 1895.