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Everything of Local Form To
Found That is of Interest.
The Bonney boys will begin the
publication of their paper at Puxico
next week. The new outfit is expected
daily. We wish them success and
sincerely trust that they will meet with
no such disaster as befell them a few
We can now distinguished the dif
ference in the length of the days.
They are growing longer rapidly, and
ore many moons have passed the
pfing poet will -make his appear
ance from his winter quarter and sing
Ms song of coming spring.
Rudolph Stehr and Ed Ruehmann,
formerly bide dealers on the Levee,
have desolved partnership. j3 xz
.Several parties trying to cross the
-iver yesterday in a skiff came very
near losing their lives, but were for
tunately rescued after receiving a
A young gentleman who has been in
business here told us this morning
i hat he was much wiser in some things
f he did not possess as much cash as
ix; did a while back.
The hacks between here and Jackson
i ill do a good business this week.
The trains missed connection yester
day and the city papers failed to ar
rive. Seveial of Mr. Klostermann's
friends spent an enjoyable evening at
bis residence yesterday.
There will be no boats until some
of the floating ice has passed away.
Our merchants wore out very little
-shoe leather today waiting on custo
mers. However the pants department
and the comfortable arm chairs saw
Rev. Tate, we are infonned, is mak
ing preparations to take an extended
trip through the larger cities in the
ast and west in the interest of his
-.-.hurch. May success attend him in
his endeavor is our sincere wish.
A young man was out calling on his
ieighbors about midnight last night
"trying to borrow a gun to shoot a
supposed thief that was in his smoke
house. The loud report of a gun was
heard, but there was no shrink or cry
f distress followed. The little hoglets.
"hat were, are still quitely reposing in
iheir former place in the smokehouse
Conrad Stehr, who has been dan
gerously ill for the past few months,
' r-ame down to his place of business
this morning 'or the first time in sev
T. B. Sims has purchas-d the
-learner Bunion and will remodel and
ix her for a passenger boat. it is
reported that she will enter the St.
Louis and Cape Girardeau trade.
It is rumored that we will have
.-ihout. four boats in the trade hetwe-'ii
iii-re and St. Louis next spring. If
'.hat houid In.- the case the probabity
"is that the fare lietwcen here and
St. Louis will Ix,- so low that the
poorest will In- able to visit tin; me
: ropoiis and view the sights.
Messrs. Suckmann A- Boss t.-li u.--.hat
they will cioso out their stock of
-onfee;ionary within a week or ten
days whan they will open up an ele-
jant and elaborate stock of gents'
furnishing goods. These young men
.ue both well versed in this line and
iieiVg so well known they will un-
Joubtedly do a prosperous business.
SH'aUiu- of lino and artistic work
'Cir ui'enfiou was drawn to-day upon
t life-.-'iZ'.'d crayon drawing ol Gen.
. Meridian on exhibition at the mam
moth ib-y goods house of Mr. D. A.
. Menu. The picture belongs to Mr.
MiiL.f uml is used as a six-cimen of
.he work done by the house which he
represents. H i: an extraordinary
b-autiful piece of work and deserves
comment of the highest praise.
We know of a young gentleman who
ame a considerable distance to see a
voting lady and spent about eight
hours with her Sundav evening and
-again paid her a visit early Monday
morning. During the quite, but
-or.ic.vhat early tete a tele, the young
man abruptly arose and with a long,
sorrowful, but anxious expression up-
-.on his face. Kg the young lady to
excuse him as he was very sick. The
fact of the matter was. on leaving his
hotel his mind was so occupied that
he had forgotten to eat his breakfast,
and worst of all, he had left his puree
lving uikmi the bed in his room. He
soon returned with a bright smile il
luminating his face and in the pres-
enee of the fair one he heeded not the
ringing of the mid-day beiis.
-limns'' waul to liewarc now as the
itv is preparing a stone pile.
A number of our lawyers are attend
ing court ait Jackson this week.
The Cape City Holler Mills calen
dar for ?!W is an elegant piece .f work.
The Joerns properly in Haarig which
.luit.-iived bv fire a short time
ago, will be Ve-built early in the spring
The rrand jury spent the entire day
.n one case yesterday. At this rate
the business will not be finished up
Albert Phelan left onjthe earlytrain
this morningfcafter.fspending several
days here on business 'not to be men
tioned. Everybody is complaining of their
inability to collect bills. Perhaps it
would pay to adopt the plan of em
ploying female collectors.
The Leap Year party which occurred
last night in the Masonic building was
a success in every way. The young
folks enjeyed themselves highly and
danced until an early hour when they
sought their repose with the samo old
feelings as is customary "after the
We are ready at any moment to
accept a position to distribute bills at
the rate of 00 cents per hundred. That
is the proposit:on which was tendered
the city Council for distributing five
hundred dog tax bills. However, the
Council cut it down to one dollar and
fifty cents which is ample, pay for the
A marriage ceremony, which was
rather a quite affair, occurred in this
city this morning at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Baumann, on Sprigg
street. The contracting parties were
Mr. Theodore Bouerle, a wine grower
of Henderson, Ky., and Miss Mary
Baumann, of this city. The marriage
ceremony was performed by Rev.
Father l'ruento of the German Catho
lic church. Only a few of the most
intimate friends were present. We
extend to them our best wishes and
A heavy fog hovered over the river
nearly all day.
Xot a great while until Valentines
will Ik; thought of.
The dirt roads are muddy and in a
very poor condition .
The Union Mills have out a very
pretty calendar for l.H'.Mi.
John Hatcher, formerly a typo of
this city is here visiting friends.
A large lot of poultry was brought
to this city yesterday where it found a
Nearly all of our attorneys are out
of the city. County Court is attract
ing their attention this week.
Mr. Muedigcr still continues to get
out wood in the swamps. His work
in gmen never quit, rain or shine.
Our street cars are not doing the
business they should do. Seems like
our .Mian! would rather walk than
The ferryboat McGregor has leen
layed up for repairs. The machinery
is being overhauled, likewise the en
Last. Monday was the i:!7th an ni ver
sify of George Washington's wedding
and it was celebrated in royal style
in Xew York.
Work is still progressing on the
new St. Charles building and they
are in hopes of having it completed
!).. early spring.
Thiv is considerable business be
fore the couutv court this term and it
i-i liein.' disposed of with as much
rapidity as possible.
Street car collisions and accidents
are of .'rcqueiit occurauce in the cities,
liai no collisions or accidents here.
):ir cars are run with care.
This is the right kind of weather
to bring on spring fever. Judging
from J,the looks and actions of some
lieople that disease has already struck
Merr-. Sackmann and Boss expect
to have their new house ojiened before
j spring. They intend to put in a first-
class stock of iurnislling goons anu
employ able and skillful tailors for
their clothing department.
We are often reminded of that cyni
cal expression of lalleyraml lan
guage is a means whereby we conceal
our thoughts." With more of truth
ho might have said our hearts. The
gay words, apparently carelessly said.
often come from heart and lips mat
wonder at their own recklessness. A
jierson going about looking broken
hearted is an unusual signt, out. 11
all the gay tongues should lie silenced
save those whose hearts were gay.
this old world would lie hushed into
Hope, like the morning star, comes
at darkest hour. As sad as hearts
often are. and dreary as the world
sometimes appears, tnere are exceeu-
in"lv few of those dark hours liefore
dawn unlighted by the blessed, though
eften faint rays of the lieautiftil Star
of Hoe. Poets dream of thee, Hope.
lovers sing ot tnee. anu men anu wo
men fi.'hting the battles of life often
. .... . , .
have gone uo.vn in me su-i.f. u...
true, having realized thy promise
here. but. Hope, we believe thy rays
heightened the way of Death and light
ed them even unto the Father's throne.
The ferry ltoats have trouble in
landing on the other sid of' the river
on account of low water.
Yeung Burton who was injured on
the railroad last Tuesday and who is
at the hospital in this city is slowly
Our spring poet is struggling sav
agely to be realeasei from his cage,
but we can't afford to let him out yet
for a while tit least.
A certain yorung gentleman made
himself scarce yesterday and departed
for parts unknown. He was uneasy
about the grand jury.
The prices at the gymnasium - will
be one dollar for three months for sen
ior class. Twenty-five cents for chil
dren. Lessons every Saturday after
noon. Robt. Tirmenstein, of Jackson, is
the father of a bouncing big baby boy.
The new caller arrived last Sunday
and Bob is as proud as a boy with
his first pair of paints.
Genius rushes like a whirlwind, tal
ent marches like a cavalcade of heavy
men and heavy horses, cleverness
skims like a swallow in the summer
evening with a sharp shrill note and
a sudden turning.
n exchange tells a story of a man
who determined to spend all he made
during the first year in advertising.
H3 soon found that it was impossible.
for the simple reason that the more
he advertised the more ho made, and
after a strenuous effort to -get rid of
his money in aivertising. he had to
give it up.
Our young friend Julius Hanny,
manufacturer of the two famous
brands of cigars- "Washington" and
'Princess" is having an exceptionally
big run on these cigars. They are
made of fine tobocco and as a smoker
they cannot be beat anywhere.
There is a touch of poetry in every
being, if he will only get out of the
grind of business long enough to find
it. Man is a many-sided crystal, and
all the sides need to bo recognized
and kept polished. It would be
dangerous to the conceit of our aver
age American business man, with his
ceaseless drive of bargain and money-
getting, to take him out of affairs.
and place him besides a mountain
stream, or in the wood. He would
wake up te the humiliating fact that
he was utterly uninteresting to him
self, and fail to discern "songs in the
running brookand sermons in stones. "
The most effective remedy for this
state ef things is the use of poetry.
No one who gives ten minutes a day
to reading poetry can be entirely un
interesting, and noone needs poetry so
much as the man of intense business
activity. It saves him from materi
alism, drudgery, monotony, and that
flatness which robs life of its savor,
and makes it a thing of weariness.
The adage. "Honesty is the best
policy" we think in this age of pro
gress and reform, ought to be made
over. Who is it who finds it true in
the race of life? Who is it who be
lieves it holds good in attainment of
success': Who believe honesty is bst,
but certainly the word policy doesn't
fit in our mind just there. When we
think of honesty as a gift, an attribute
of friend or self, we feel proud, but
when we remember friend or self as
oolitic we inadverdentl v doubt the
friend and and hate the self. Honesty !
is Ix-st 1:1 all tilings: wuat we ay anu
what wo do for here and the here
after. Policy may be good in some
things v.e say and do here, but surely
not for the hereafter. We ljclieve we
will risk saying, although not a Bible
scholar, the word policy, so far has
not !ce:i squeezed in that blessed book
even by the revisers. Hence we think
tl.e :.bove adage would Ik- mure to the
real iv truer nit ran mus.
jloliesiy isaiw?i? .;?-;. ,uin ....... ,
ciiiniilitiu. Hi .LV.I tile "
, wood-sawing contest by wtnucnl
That "tvins up to date and quite pal.
The "sawing.-' I hear, was successful:
But the "say-nothing" part, how
Many are tiif complaints of parties
having hogs in the swamps of the
mysterious disappearance of their
porkers. It would lie a good idea to
hunt these hog thieves and giv them
their just punishment.
The second service at Christ's
(Episcopal) church will Ix-. until
further notice, at 3:30 p. m. on Sunday
instead of 7 p. m. The subject for
next Sunday's discourse will le "The
Use of Social Vestments."
From Jefferson City comes tin- start
ling news that Commissioner Jere
Fruin has resigned from the Police
Board. After two years of faithful
and active service. Tuesday Col. Fruin
forwarded his resignation to Gov.
Stone and it was at once accepted.
A "hold-up of the Kelso mail hack
was reported to nave o.-curn-u iron
the Blue Hole, just south of this city
. . . ... i i
the other evening.
Mr. Weiiner. wht shot and killed
John Fullenwider in the !!e:n! last
Saturday was acquitted by Ihe grand
This y?ar will undoubtedly bring
forth manv marriages. Our young
ladies are aware that Leap Year will
not occur again until I'.too.
This has been examination week for
the little folks at the public school.
The steamer Bachelor will make her
regular weekly trips between here and
Mr. Blake, representing tne Buck
Stove and Rar.ge Company, of St.
Louis, paid us a pleasant visit today.
The City of Paducah. running in
the Anchor Line trade, rasped down
Proceedings of the City Council.
Monday Evening, Jan. 6, ISiKi.
Board met in regular session with
.the Mayor, William H. Coever in the
chair, and the following members
Messrs. Bierwirth. Blomeyer. Demp
sey, Galusha, Lind and Vogelsang.
Absent. Messrs. Adams and Snivel-
The journal of the proceedings of
the last regular and adjourned meet
ings was read and approved.
Mr. Adams appeared in his seat
during the reading of the journal.
The several officers reports for tha
month of December were presented and
read in the order named as follows:
Bal. in Treasury
Nov. 30th 7,13 09
HKCEIPTS FOR DECEMBER.
Of Christ Hirsch,
Collector S.82S "'
Of John Grieb,
Marshal 78 85
Of Gustav Stein.
Weigher !1 50
Of H. L. Hunze,
Weigher 14 75
Weigher 35 70
Of James McKenna,
Port Warden 28 00
Of Geo. II .Chappell.
Clerk, viz: 71 2
for pipe f'i4 .":!
For G . Hirsch,
for pipe 6 75
For Sturdivant Bank.
interest 12 months . . 69 72
Total receipts for Dec i
Bal. in Treasury Dec.
For taxes years 1S!I3
For interest on del.
Formci-chants ad val.
FROM LICENSES. VIZ.
Photographer Id (Hi
Merchant 3 oo
Wood and coal yard 10 00
Vehicles 25 00
FOR St'KCIAL TAX RILLS.
Repairs on Broadway
lietween Sprigg and
and Spanish Sts. . .
street be t w e e n
Broadway a n d
license. . .
Total col. for Dec. .
Xundx'!' of cast's i.
1 1 oo
r, oo .
Police Judge's fees..
Attorney s ices.
At'CtirNTED Ft' AS
Bv remitted by Mayor
Fines and costs collected
Police Court, si casus. J.'os
Amount of execution
By remitted by Mayor
STREET COMWISSIONKIC'S REPORT.
Due .arious team-ters and laUtrers
for work done and gravel hauled,
distributed as follows:
X. Frederick street
Good llile street. .
X. Main street gravel .
Frederick street 3 75
FIRE CHIEF'S RFJDRT.
One regular drill. All inciiiiers
Good Hoie strevt. (Joerns)
bers present and working.
On montion of Mr. D-mpsey said
report was received, ordered filed and
the Clerk instructed to issue warrants
on the oeneral revenue fund in favor J
of and for the amounts due the several
parties named in said reports.
On motion of Mr. Bierwirth the
Street and Wharf Committee were
granted further time in which t re
port on remonstrance of property
owners protesting against improving
the north side of Good Hope street
between Sprigg and Frederick streets,
referred to them at meeting of Decem
The Committee n Claims to whom,
at last meeting was referred the ieti
tion of James X. Hartzell asking the
Council to relieve him from the pay
ment of interest on his delinquent tax
es, reported "that they cauld not rec
ommend the granting of the prayer of
petitioner for the reason that the same
could not be done legally." Said
committee also reports that warrants
in payment of the bills of the Home
Electric Light Campany. were issued
and tendered to Simon Hartzell. mana
ger of said company, and refused by
On motion of Mr. Dempsey said re
port was received, concurred in and
A bill in favor of Dr. Werner
Schmidt for services at hospital at
tending two patients in June and
July, amounting to $8.50 was presented,
read and on motion of Mr. Blomeyer
referred to the Committee on Claims.
The question of compensating P. D.
Hopier for distributing "dog tax"
notices, was brought up and on motion
of Mr. Blomeyer he was allowed l .50
for said services and the Clerk in
structed to issue a warrant in bis fa
ver on the general revenue fund for
The following bilN were presented
For attaching four
gongs to hose cart 10 00
For disposing of
one cripple horse.. 50
and slaving dogs.. 4 50
P. II. Dempsey,
For drayage on
pipe and cement..
Wm. H. Wilier,
For services, acting
Glover and Flurth.
For grate and put
ting in s. w. cor.
Themis and Ievee
For painting tire
house. 4th Ward..
James G re-sham & Son,
For lumber street
For 3 brooms .tire
For attendance and
For 1 load f wood
For I port. Elec.
lamp : council room )
F o r publishing
six wis ks
John Grieb. Marshal.
For attendance and
salary December. .
For rent lire house
3rd Ward ( 3 mos. i
For rent tire house
2nd Ward (5 mos. i
C. (J. W. W. and
Elec. Light Co..
For 2! are lights
for Dec. at S 25
Conrad Lind and
R. II. Juden, St. Com.
For salary Dec
For boarding pris
oners :3'.i 25
W. J. Penn 3 days 4 5o
Philip Maag 1 day 1 5o
Aug. StafTregan 1 day I 5o
Geo. Hutiiniiinn J day 75
W. H. Bohnsack.
For repairs to city
For coal oil. etc..
per Marshal 3 20
For fuse, power.
H-r St. Com 3 50
Wm. H. Wilier. As
sessor, For bal. tin salary
1S.-, to lS!Hi
Geo. F Chappell,
For fees 3 month:
account rendered . .
For extending taxes
on land and per
books and making
copy of said books
and extension foot
X. Wichterich. Treas
urer, For salary 3 mos..
E. D. Englemann,
Police J udge,
B. F. Davis. AttTy,
For salary far 3
months 50 0(1
On motion of Mr. Adams said
bills were allowed and th Clerk in
structed to issue warrants on -the gen
eral revenue fund in favor of and for
the amounts due the several parties
named, excepting the proportionate
parts of the bills of the Clerk, Asses
sor and Treasurer applicable to the
levying, assessing land expense
inemdent to the collection of the tax
es. warrants for these amounts to te
drawn in favor of the officers named
upon th funds entitled to hear same.
The following resolution was pre
sented and read and on motion of Mr.
Resolved, That the Treasurer be
and is hereby instructed and author
ized to transfer the sum of ?t7.78 now
to the credit of the R. R. Comp. Int.
Fund to the city Funding Interest
Signed. Arc Bierwirth.
The following communication from
the Mayor was presented and read:
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Jan. 6th, 1896.
Mr., President pro tern and gentle
men of the Council:
s doubts have arisen as to the
application ef certain sections of cer
tain revised ordinances for the pur
poses originally intended, and for the
purpose of avoiding a misconstruc
tion of said sections, and to save use
less litigation in the future, I would
respectfully recommend that you take
some action in the matter either as a
body or through your Judiciary Com
mittee, by having an erdinance intro
duced repealing or amending the sec
tions referred to.
It is not necessary to particularize
the sections that in my judgement
should be amended, but your attention
is called'to the License Ordinance.
I also submit for your consideration.
whether or not you think it advisable
to inact an ordinance establishing a
sewer system for the city.
Complaints have been made to me
regarding the dumping of ashes, offal
and other accumulation into the river
in front of the wharf, some steps
should be taken to prevent this.
Regarding Out Lot "H" deeded by
Lorimier to the city for public school
purposes. I think that the property in
question should be deeded to the
Board of Education of the city, con
ditionally, to be used for the purpose
Under the law the Council is im
powered to levy a tax for the purpose
of sprinkling and cleaning .stitits,
and in my judgement the Council
should take advantage of it by enact
ing an ordinance to that effect.
In conclusion I would suggest that
the city make the experiment of having
a rock pile provided for prisoners to
work at. so as to provide some means
for payment of costs and line;., which
otherwise would not lie paid. The ex
p"ii"e of arresting, prosecuting and
taking care of prisoners now exceeds,
in a majority of cases, the amount we
receive from them, for the reason
that the city has but little work that
these prisoners could do.
William H. coerver.
On motion of Mr. Adams said com
munication was received -and referred
tit. the Judiciary Committee.
I The resignation of Peter Carroll as
j sptfial policeman was read and on
motion of Mr Bierwirth accepted.
Mr. Blomeyer moved that the clerk
notify the sexton to comply with the
ordinance referring to his office con
cerning making monthly reports to
the Council. Carried.
The clerk slated that the semi-annual
statement would lie delivered to
the printir the coming week.
On motion of Mr. Bierwirth the
Fire Chief was instructed to dispose
of. to the liest advantage, the two old
lira engines and old hose cart and the
htise that belongs to the small engint.
Sale to te subject to the approval of
Mr. Blomeyer moved that the Mayor
lie authorized to sell the old city scales
to liest advantage.
On motion of M r. Blomeyer the
Street and Wharf Ctmmittee and
Street Commissioner were instructed
to select a place for the purpose and
prepare a "rock pile"' for city pris
oners, confined in the city jail to work
On motion of Mr. Blomeyer the
board adjourned until Monday even
ing January 20th at 7 o'clock.
Geo. E. Chappell.
Hot Five Yean.
J. C. Simpson and wife, arrested
for burglary at Pocahontas, wen
given a trial at this term of the Cir
cuit Court and Simpson was sent Bp
for five years while his wife got two
years. She protested, asking to b
given the same sentence as that of her
husband, but her plea was in vain.