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Vol. XX No. 39
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY i, 1896.
DEMOCRAT PRlNTiHG GO., PaDllStiers.
ROYAL TOMBS IN CYPRUS.
lUstoverles of Ilcccnt AriUacolosl
Dr. MaxO. ItirhU-T, who has fpont
IhirUtn years in arHiaeolojr'wal ex
ploration in Cyprus, rwt-nvly fave
before the 1 loyal l:iititut &f Hriti-h
Architects an interesting afcount of
his important discovery of royal
tombs at Tamassos. anil a sUHunary
jf the ev idence on which is based his
theory that Graeco-Phoenieian ar;hi
tecture found in Cyprus upplied to
the Hellenes tlw materials for the
formation f the Ionie Greek volute.
Dr. Uiehter has established .satisfac
torily that the tombs, as well as
many other Cypriote antiquities, be
long to the und of the seventh or be
ginning of the sixth century before
Christ. He had als shown conclu
sively that the stone architectural or
namentation was intended to represent
earlier wood construction, and that
many of the forms are still found in
the woodwork and architecture of
houses in Cypriatt villages. His ar
gument for the derivation of Ionic
forms fromGraeco-Phoencian sources,
however starting from premises that
are the subject of hot disputes among
archaeologists, presents a theory still
in the form of a hypothesis, which his
array of facts and ingenious group
ings "of pictures certainly render
Dr. Kichter, like many others,
thinks that the origin of the Ionic
capital is to be found in the forms of
the Egyption lotus. He believes, too,
that Cyprus was not only a meeting
place for Greek, Phoenician and
Egyptian art, as is generally admit
ted, but that the period of Cypriote
art is earlier than that of archaic
d that, consequently, it
was from Cyprus that the character
istic archaic Ionic forms were obtained
by the Greeks of Asia Aliuor and Hel
las, instead of the converse, which is
the common opinion. The forms were
not original to Cyprus, however: their
elements came either from Egypt or
Mesopotamia. Dr. fUchter does not
undertake to decide this question,
though his own opinion is that Egypt
is the main source, as when wo can
trace deliinite Phoenician influence in
art it is on the side of ugliness rather
The proofs offered in support of his
theory by Dr. IUchler are too tehtii
cal to be judged ,by any but experts,
especially when unaceompanined by
his illustrations, liut the fundament
al Uraeco-Phonician model, which
according to his demonstration gave
rise to the Ionic volute may be seen in
New York on the sarcophagus from
Amathus and on the two gold brace
lets from Kurion in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. New Ywrk Sun.
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CAHOON FOR GOVERNOR.
A liooiH wtaried by tlie IIcpublH-ans
of Madison ( ounly.
Fkedericktown, Mo., Jan.
The Republican Executive 'oinmittee
of Madison County to-day met :iiid
formally launched the gubernatorial
boom of Hon. B. li. Cahoon. of
Frwterirktown. Mr. 'ahoon is a
lawyer of eminence in .Southeast Mis
souri, a shrewd business man. and
one of the best campaigners in the
State. Hu is a strong advocate of the
freee coinage of silver and will be a
vr.rv nitnu ar candidate wun ino
masses of the party on that account. !
Mr. Cahoon was born in Delaware in j
IS4(i, was in the Union ai
wounded at Gettysburg.
and was j
Not Leap Vear, Hut she Won.
A young lharriod woman, the wife of
the private secretary of a Western
Congressman, was one of a party the
other evening talking about leap year.
"I proposed to my husband," said she,
"and it wasn't leap year and I am not
a new woman." Every one was
anxious to hear how she happened to
do it, for she is a Jovely woman of the
womanly type, and the last one in the
world to ever aska man to marry her.
Then, too, she was a belle, and had
hosts of admirers, many of whom
would hare been glad to win her, says
the Washington Post.
"Why, I don't know how it happen
ed. You see Jack had been attentive
for years, and every little while would
tell me how much ho loved me, and ask
me if I would care for him. I put him
off, and then after two or three years
he began to neglect telling me of his
love. In the meanwhile I learned to
love him, andtriedinevery way to make
him speak, but when he called he never
wanted to see me alone, and always j
tried to havesomeof tho family about.
When we were alone ho was moody j
and silent, and no amount of sweet
ness on my part would bring him to
'At last he called and said that he
was going to Washington, that there
was no use of his staying out West.
There wei-e no ties to hold him, and no
one for whom he especially cared. I
ushed my best endeavors to dissuade
him, and hinted in every way possible
that he might expect a favorable answer
if he would ask mo to marry him.
Jack said good night to the jK.'ople,
and I wtnt to the door with him. Wo
stood at the entrance some time, and
I tried so hard to bring him out, but
no use. Ho spoke of no one caring
for him, and all that sort of thing.
Finally we shook hands and he left.
I saw him walk down the yard, and as
he reached the gate I called to him to
come back. I had seen him leave me
forever in that minute and could not
stand it. When he came up the steps
I said: 'Jack I care for you a great
deal.' The rest naturally followed,
and we were married in the spring."
Moat Ins on the Mississippi.
Flatboating, barging and kneel
boating were carried on between the
years of 1785 and 1816. Emigration to
the Ohio Valley became rapid during
that period, and much produce was
raised which was shipped down the
valley to Louisiana. This trattie was
at first carried on with flatboats and
barres, but kneelboats were after
ward brought into use. During the
years from 1786 to 1803 the Spaniards,
who held the territory at that time,
established a custom house at rew
Madrid, Mo., where they collected
duties upon produce bound for New
Oi leans. Many years ago an old pilot,
named Louis Choat, died in this city,
aged 80. He gave the writer an ac
count of the voyages he made to New
Orleans from 1800 to 1812 with flat
boats and barges. He said that the
flatboats in which they came from
Iouisville were sold upon their ar-
j rival at this port forthe old plank and
llinUttr Lilt LUlttu.uu; uu. -
would then cross Lake Pontehartrain
j and take the Natchez trail, which led
through Mississippi into Tennessee,
and from this into Kentucky i and that
they often had to fight off thieving In
dians. In this way, after a travel of
1000 miles on horseback and foot, they
His account of the ascent of the Miss
issippi is that the barges had sails and
oars, but they depended more upon
the cordel, which was to send men
ahead with ropes, which they made
fast to trees. Then the men on the
boat would take hold of them, and,
walking aft, force the boat up stream.
It required several months to make
the trip up from this city to Louis
ville. The price of freight was from
6c to 86c per pound, or $120 per ton.
This boating they kept up until 1816,
when the first steamboats commenced
makinff vovaees from this city to
Judge Wear and iiissou.
Judge Wear in the iu:il:Hn Demo
crat makes a desperate elTcrt to ex
cuse his conduct as .'Uumi! las cir
cuit a od to ansvor oir very r.aid crit
icism of bis actions in li;- ct-: of his
son. We fee! sorry for tlie .i'.n:-.-. ii:s
preemption of jiiiiicliii ii-r, !.: y it
raut 1 admitted is sor.imvhat blun: J.
i'. looks to us as :f the :aivei- of
Judge Wear is rapi.lly coming to a
thfininful i-lose. At uresent by virtue
..f h,a ,uiiiti hrt commands I
tbe attention of people that seerectly
must despise bim fetters the press of
ein-Hitr binds the tongues of
his i-ircniir-umuo i-- -
the cowardly terrorizes the bar and
litigants. Everybody at all familiar
with tha affairs of ins ciivnt Knows
that, uhilo in the past never very good
be expected from a
Judge who himself, is interested in
i ..ft,.-.,.. ,i... Lnimiria f the!
lnw Of course his effort to save his j
wayward son must be his excuse, but
we repeat, Judge Wear prostitutes the
high offii he holds when he uses that
office to save his son. Every where
Judge Wear tries to enlist sympathy
by crying persecution. On the other
hand he persecutes everybody :'n his
circuit that dares criticise his actions.
The brave little Republican Prose
cuting Attorney of Butler eoiAty,
Renfroe, has been humiliated, threat
ened, bullied and persecuted by this
judicial bully, because he dares to
prosecute his son. Tho Governer of
the State, who at the instance of this
republican Prosecuting Attorney,
sent the Attorney General to aid in
the prosecution has been traduced by
this same J udge Wear. Judge Kiley
who was called in by Judge Wtar to
try the case when he came to Poplar
Bluti" was insulted by this judicial
outlaw. Jn Si. Louts he liifs tried to
intimidate the police by threatening
Iu every respect his conduct has
been undignified and unworthy of the
position he holds and a disgrace to it.
These are the plain facts. He says his
son was "discharged." How dis
charged"? After a lair ami impartial
trial? Hv uu means. The State was
always ready to try tho case in Dunk- j
lin County, but when tho State was
ready with its witnesses Judge Wear
simply refused to vacate tho bench
and in thai way wearing out witnesses,
tho Assistant Attorney General, etc.
As soon as tho witnesses and Assist
ant Attorney General leit tlnnKing
tho case would not be called, the con
venient Special Judge would apicar
on the scene and the Judge would va
cate the bench, the case lie called and
aijontiiiuancc secured. After the State
took three continuances that way and
in the absence of the Attorney General
young Wear was "discharged. Is
this the way to vindicate the law? Does
Judge Wear think that the people of
Southeast Missouri will allow such a
subterfuge to stand? The jeeple of
this section ask that this case be tried
on its merits. Why does Judge Wear
object? If his son is innocent he cer
tainly will be acquitted. If he is guilty
he ought to be punished. This paper
desires to see justice triumph in South
east Missouri, lawlessness suppressed,
murders punished and outlaw Judges
removed from office. We know that
Judge Wear as a father can be ex
cused as a Judge his conduct de
serves the severest criticism.
Footpads on Wheels.
Paris hasdiscovered a brand-new use
for the bicycle, Cycling, as every
body knows, is highly regarded in the
French capital, but this new phaso of
it has never been thought of. It is
simply highway robbery upon wheels,
a coachman, August Mondet, was
driving along one of the outter boule
vard the other evening when two
swiftlv moving cyclists swerved sud-
denly from their course and spoke to
utmj y ...
wer one of the men neatly brought the
horse to a stop by barring the road
with his machine while the other leap
ed from his wheel and commenced to
scale the box seat.
Mondet had a leather satchel about
him containing money, and his atten
tion was divided between endeavoring
to keep hold ofthat and to restrain
his frightened horse, who was now
plunging and rearing at the machine.
But he was a plucky man and .by a
well-directed kick he sent his assail
ant tumbling in the road, at the same
time keeping a tight grip on the reins,
and then turned to look for the other
highway robber. This fellow had
dismounted and now started in to at
tack tho coachman. A desperate
struggle ensued, and Mondet would
probably have been beaten had not
another vehicle approached. At this
the two robbers broke loose and,
jumping on their wheels, "scorched
I away into the darkening night.
New Stories of Grant.
In the summer of 1S65 1 passed two
days at the headquarters of Gen. :
Grant at City Point, Va., and thus j
had an opportunity to observe te .
way of life of this most democratic of
the Union commanders. He messed
with his staff, and at his table sat
familiarly every mcuiler of his mili
tary household. The expenses of the
mess, 1 was told, were divided among
the various members, not in equal
pruiMjrtions, but according to the
rank of the various members, and in a
manner satisfactory to ail. There
was no show of parade in either furni
ture or equipage. Everything seemed
to be for use, and arranged to econo
mize both space and attention. The
crokery was scanty and of the plain
est description, and the faro, though
abundant in quantity, was of a quali-
ty that might be found on the table of
an v well-to-do workingman in the
North. A chop, with a cup of coffee,
served for breakfast, a bit of roast
beef, with potatoes and hard tack,
flanked by a dish of pork and greens, j
sufficed for the 5 o'clock dinner, which
had neither pastry nor desert. A cup
of tea and a slice of bread and butter
completed the fare for the day. The
beds were merely camp cots, some of
them without mattresses, and all the
visible toilet apparatus were a few tin
wash basins, a scanty supply of towels,
a bit of looking las and a horn
Every one 'has read the inventory
of the General's baggage when he
made the Vicksburg campaign "a
briarwood telescope and a tooth
brush." When I met him at City
Point he had not greatly enlarged his
personal possessions. Except the
hree stars upon his shoulders, there
was absolutely nothing about him to
indicate his exalted rank. His clothes
were threadbare, and, despite the con
stant brushing of his servant, they
would present an untidy look, due. no j had lived for many years at Coats
doubt, to his habit of going c very-j ville, died Thursday of last week,
where and seeing everything for him-! Solomon Hubbard, another old citizen
self. The General understood the j uf Coatsville, aged 84, went with some
kinship of cleanliness and godliness, i friends to tho cemetery on Friday to
but there was utter absence of '"fuss j locate a burying spot for Mr. Morrow,
and feathers" about him and h:s n- and while there took suddenly ill and
tire surroundings. Judging of him j died in a few minutes,
by common report, I had expected to j
find hnn decidedly reticent, but, on i
tho contrary, I observed that in fa- I
miliar intercourse, he was somewhat
loquacious, fond of good story, and j
often giving vent to a grim humor !
that was decidedly enjoyable. 11
lnstrativo of this phase of his char
acter, some members of his staff re
peated to me several amusing
anecdotes, two of which as I have
never seen them in print it may not
lie amiss to give to the public.
I was told that when the General's
headquarters were at Culpeper an of
ficer attached to the Quartermaster's
department who was stationed some
half dozen miles away, desired to con
sult him on some business that he
deemed of importance. The day was
exceedingly rainy and the roads were
knee deep in laud, and to avoid undue
exposure to the weather, the officer
who was one of the old regime, with a
full appreciation of tho dignity of his
rank ordered up a close carriage
and, as it was likely that night would
come on before he could return, had
the lamps trimed, and hung out on
either side of the driver's seat. Then,
with an escort of lwelve cavalrymen,
ho sot out for headquarters, happy in
the thought that he was proof against
fast descending rain.
Not far from Culpeper he mot an
ordinary-looking horseman, attended
by only a single orderly, and was
about to pass him without notice,
when he suddenly recognized him to be
the Ueut3nant General, who. in spite
of the rain, was making his usual
round of the army, attended by his
- , " . . ,
from his carriage and salute his chief
was but the work of a moment; but the
General, irritated by the style and
pretension of the officer, was in no
hurry to see him regain the shelter of
his carriage. "Walk along with me
a little," said the General. "I want
to talk with you." With polished
boots and unexceptionable kids, Mr.
narirtnintr did as he was bidden,
,i ith a. touch of erimness, the
General led him through the muddest
part of the road, and did not release
him until he was wet to the skin as
7t. as was the General himself. Then
he dismissed him with a few curt re
marks, which were not overheard by
ik. rdAr v. Their Durnon. nowever,
id coniecturett DV tne renerai suau,
for they observed that the officer never
again appeared at headquarters in a
close carriage. uiuiuuu
in tha lat known remedy -for Con
sumption, Coughs, Colds and all
TVirat. and Chest troubles. Every
Kntt la i cniaranteed. It is the best
Mmdv for children. Sold at Wil
gon's drug store.
A gentleman weighing 4:r pounds is
visiting in Stanberry.
The Hannibal barbers did not open
their shops last Sunday
A number ol seuana leap ir -;u is
secured a team and wagon and tele-
, . a ,i ,.,..., ..t
. , ,
grapn scnooi smueuv
to High Point to attend a debate,
They returned at
livered the boys
thoir respective .
Seventy-five babies were photo
graphed in turn at Louisiana th other
Poplar Hluff will have a circulating
Jo"" County is making good roads,
The gold in Stoddard County is
The canning factory at New London
has contracted with parties near that
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X uc vast ttiiuviai w twiua w
Missouri in Carroll and adjacent
counties are being gradually redeem
ed through drain tile and good tillage.
Mrs. Hammond, wife of John Hays
Hammond, the American who- is in
trouble in South Africa as the result
of the recent invasion of the Dutch
Republic, is a first cousin of Mrs.
Hannibal Armstrong and' Miss Ella
Harris of Clinton, Mrs. Hammond's
father being a brother of the father of
tho Clinton ladies- named.
Col. A. M. Coffey, of Knobnoster,
celebrated his 92d birthday anniversa
ry last Saturday. He was a member
of the General Assembly in 1850 and
under Polk's administration was an
Indian agent. Secretary of the State
Grange for several years and Post
master of Knobnoster in Cleveland's
Fisherman Bedgood has just ship
ped 3,800 pounds of fish, the result of
one day's fishing in the Missouri
Harry Morrow, aged 76 years, who
The World's Rivers.
Tlie Tigris is 1.150 miles long.
; Tho Tiber is only 2.10 miles lung.
I The world-famous Orontes is only
j 240 miles long.
I The Zambezi, in South Africa, is
1,800 miles in length.
Slow rivers flow at the rate of three
to seven miles an hour.
Twelve creeks in the United States
bear the namejf Rhine.
Every ancient city of note was lo
cated on or near the sea or a river.
The Ganges is 1,570 miles long and
drains an area of 750,000 square miles.
The Hudson River, from its mouth
i to the lakes, is 400 miles in length.
The Mississippi and its tributaries
drain an area of 2,000,000
The branches' of the Mississippi
have an aggregate length of 15,000
For over 1.200 miles the Nile does
not receive a single tributary stream.
I The River Jordan has its origin in
I one of the largest springs in the world.
In Islands of two small size to have
rivers creeks are digniged by that
The Connecticut, the principal
stream of New England, is 450 miles
During a single flood of the Yang-tse-Kiang,
in China, 600,000 persons
The most extensive protective river
works in Europe are at the mouth of
The Rhine is only 960 miles long,
but drains a territory nearly douoie
the area of Texas.
The Irtish, in Siberia, is 2,200 miles
in length and drains 600,000 miles of
The Nile, from its delta to the great
lakes of Central Africa, is over 4,000
miles in length.
The Thames of England is 220 miles
long. The river of the same name in
Canada is 160.
There are twenty creeks in this
country which have been oignineo
with the name of the Tiber,
The Columbia River of Canada is
1,400 miles an length; the stream of
the same name in Oregon is 600.
The Arkansas River is 2,170 miles
long, but at various points in its
course is very thin for its length.
The Potomac Kiver is only aoo mnes
long and in its lower course is rather
an estuary man a stream.
The British islands are better pro
vided with rivers than any other coun
try of the same size on the globe.
The Mississippi a the point where
it flows out of lake Itaska is ten feet
wide and eighteen inches deep. N. Y.
THE CAUSE OF LIGHT.
r.ut for i:ut fae. I'.arth 'Vou'.J "
Tiia m:iuiritv of persons do
not . v: -
i .. -.1..- ; in flci'ount-
thoun1; and thousands oT
oi me inou. . uu .
millions of atoms of dust floating in
Know mill iiitt riv, i;
tmo,phoie Were it for the dust
the atmo pn.te u ere
1 1 J.U , .
would be an inky .
anu me ue.i.e.is
Suppose a room absolutely dark,
save a hole through one of the shutters.
A rav of liirht will dart through the
I tiny particles of dust dancing in ma
jbright beam of light A.
fact it is not the "light
tes of dust,
As it is with this shaft of hgh to
Idarkened room, so it is on a large
scale throughout the air. The many
millions of particles of dust catch the
light, reflecting it back and forth f rom T"
one to another, so making the ai-.
mosphere luminous. .'
It is for this reason that were it not
for the dust the sky would appear V
black, as it does at night when there is
no moon. Tho sun would appear as
an immense glowing ball. The moon
and stars would bo visible throughout -the
day. Everything would appear
different. Where the light touched
the eyes would be dazzled by tho bril- v
liancy. Tin, mellow softness of the
shadows would become an Intense
black and the outline of objects harsh' r
The sunlight, which has been analyx-
ed by means of the spectroscope, con-'..'
sists of all the colors of the rainbow,
their total forming the white light.
This white light going through
crystal prism is broken up into its
seven components, tne so-canea iun-
daniental colors. These seven distinct
colors of light are the result of the
different lengths of ether waves, blue;' y
heading the list as one of the shortest, '- -
yellow being one of the longest waves.
Thus the finest dust molecules being -. .
up highest in the atmosphere reflect
only the blue light, imparting that tint -f.
to the heavens above. In mining dis-"
tricts and those where factory engines v ;
abound ind where the air is full of
large particles of coal and other dusi.
even on an otnerwise ciear; uay u4 -
sun will have a reddish
nfliin uf it. w thitt. the n:irtif
are too large and two loy;Dq
mospnere mj reuect ino oiue
the red being reflected. Foi,
son the sky in the country j
blue, while above a large citru- ,
same day the heavens may prtfd.
grayish or whitish color, on acf
of the dust atoms being rather la'i
and, therefore, not reflecting ths b.
The reason that in southern parts of
the globe anil near the equator tho
sky is very blue lies in the fact that
the air is much drier and the dust
molecules, not being enlarged by
moisture, are thus enabled to reflect
the blue color of the sunbeams. New
A Prize-Fighter's Widow.
The widow of John Morrissey, the .
prize-fighter and Representative in; -Congress,
is now nearly 70 years old, '
and Is in feeble health and destitute "
circumstances. It is said that a fund ' . V
is being raised for her relief by some .
of the friends of her husband. She '
lives in a small house in the north- .,
ern part of New York. Morrissey
was at one time a ricn man many j .-
said he was a millionaire. By the " f ,
... ... . Yi
terms oi tse win sne was 10 nave; me
remainder of the estate after certain
legacies were paid. It turned, out
that there was no remainder. NThe
story of the Uife of this couple Was
romatic in many ways. She in, the
daughter of famous old Capt. ivi.
Smith, of Troy, who once commas
the steamboat Empire, whichj
from New York to Troy. She wt j
heautiul girl in tUe days when J,
Mnrrissev was a deckhand on
father's boat, and she still ret 5,'
is said, marked traces afher early
beauty, despite her years and tht.
many misfortunes through which she ,
has passed. The couple were married
at Troy, and sojn afterwards Mor
risy was graduated from the steam
boat business and obtained employ
ment as a runner for an immigrant
house in New York. Here his pugil
istic skill was developed, and be soon
had a wide reputation as a fighter.'
He went from Castle Garden to the
prize ring, then to the gambling house
and finally to politics, serving a term
in Congress. His handsome wife was
a conspicuous figure in Saratoga
while he was running his gambling
house there. She was always dressed
in gorgeous style and drove about
the town in fine equipage. Buffalo