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Found That Is of Interest.
Prof. Vandiver, in a card elsewhere
in to-day's Democrat, says bis ac
cepting the challenge of the Jackson
sound money Democrat is no bluff and
he would like to me:;t the Jackson
man in this city. We hope the debate
will take place soon. We are all
anxious to hear the two distinguished
Fanners are complaining- of the
ravages of the army worm. They say
they are coming in great armies and
are doing much damage.
The story of the "Arkansas travel
er'" win. did not repair the roof of his
cabin !ccause he couldn't when it
rained, and lie didn't need to when it
didn't l ain, is familiar to all: and a
faint analogy may he traced between
that optimistic individual and some
i our own curens. V e have no
great need of a street sprinkler to-day.
but by and by. when the beautiful
sumer is upon n. and we have to get
up at four o'clock in the morning to
shovel t.i; dust off our desk, we will
i.i ed one bail.
A little, ill. then a little pill. The ill
is gone the pill has won. DeWitt's
Kittle Early Bisers. the little pills
that cure great ills. I. Hen Miller.
We have made arrangements with
('apt. Burton of the steamer Idlewild
for a freu steamboat excursion for the
Southeast Missouri editors who will
meet here on the 1.1th and 10th. The
boat will take the newspaer men to
Commerce and return on her trip Sat
urday. George G. Kimmcl does not like it
said that some of the members of the
'ity Council are threatening to resign
because- the ordinances ait" not en
forced. He says it is the duty of the
'ouncilmen to hold on and help to en
force the law.
There are tome queer people in this
town. Xo use talking they are here
- here to stay till the old boss calls
i 'harley Borey oiiencd his saloon
this morning, after leing closed up
for two or three months.
It's all the same, a slight congested
lungs or severe cough. One Minute
'ough Cure banishes them. 1. Ben
There were six hundred people at
the Snider-Kerstner wedding yester
day. The .lat-ksou sound money Iemo
crat who challenged IVof. -Vandiver
for a discussion of the financial ques
tion, is perfectly willing to come to
this city and we understand he is now
waiting for the Professor to name the
There is no Grand Jury for the May
term of theCirciiitCourt now in session
We are all anxious to si?e the St.
Charles Hotel opened up. We will
have a big crowd of people here in
July and if the big hotel is open we
can accomodate the crowd.
Henry Martens called on us to-day.
Mr. Martens is now living in the
country. He says th army worms
have not reached his neighliorhood.
Busy people have no time, and sen
sible itple have no inclination to use
a slow remedy. One Minute Cough
Cure acts promptly and gives perma
nent results. I. Hen Miller.
Thwre are a number of vacant houses
in this town for rent but the owners
are too stingy to advertise them.
There is a good stage of water in i
the river now and the rise is still com-j
The army worms are doing lots of
damage in some parts of Southeast j
Our city cow catcher is doing a big
business. He has laid away the saw
and saw buck - quit sawing wood.
There is more money incatching cows.
Janr's Wildes will leave to-morrow
morning for Hardstown. ' Illinois,
where he goes to take charge of the
power house of an electric light plant.
He will move his family later on.
The funeral of Charley
piaee yesterday from
Dr. A. P. Sawyer:! have lieen
troubled with rheumatis!;-. a;i .": lung
trouble for a luimlier of years, can
say I never had any thing heip me
like vour Family Cure.
MKS. H. WlX.iART.
Sold at J. Maple Wilson's drug store.
Little Henry Hoiimeister th Tom
Thumb of Missouri, was a passenger
down from St. Louis to-day on the
steamer Idlewild where he had lieen
with a shipment of stock. Henry is
the smallest man in Misnouri. He is
nineteen years old, forty two inches
in height and weighs about forty
The ex-city officials have compro
mised their lawsuit with Sam M.
Grean. Mr. Green brought suit
against them for two hundred dollars
and the' compromised with him for
one hundred' and fifty dollars.
Drs. Blomeyer and Howard left this
afternoon for Kennett where they go
to attend the Southeast Missouri
Medical Association meeting.
It is not a miracle. It won't cure
everything, but it will cure piles.
That's what DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve will do, because it has done it
in hundreds of cases. I. Ben Miller.
The entertainment at the Parochial
Hall last night was the best entertain
ment of the kind ever witnessed in
that hall. From beginning to end it
was full of interest and the large au
dience was delighted. Kach and every
character was well represented and
old stagers could not have rendered
the piece more satisfactory to the
The Jackson Kid Band furnished
our people music this morning that
woke the town up before live o'clock.
Take a dose of DeWitt's Little
I'.ariy 1 Users just for the good they
will do you. These little Pills are
good for indigestion, good for head
ache, good for liver complaint, good
for constipation. They are good. I.
Mr. John L. Davis, of Maiden, is
in the city representing Brown Bros.
Nurseries of Chicago.
If you are bilious, try Dr. Sawyer's
Little Wide Awake i'ills. you will lind
them just what you want. Try a free
sample. They do not gripe. Sold at
J. Maple Willson's drug store.
George Gordon, the colored man
who has lieen in the Jackson jail for
six or seven months charged with
stealing various things had a trial
last Monday and he pleaded guilty to
jK-tit larceny a. id was sentenced to
ten days in jail. He has lieen an ex
Kvery steamboat that comes along
has some freight for Cae Girardeau.
This is certainly a good steamboat
Our Marshal had better look out.
He is liable on his bond for all
damage done gardens by reason of
stock running at large.
Burns are absolutely painless when
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve is prompt
ly applied. This statement is true.
A perfect remedy for skin diseases,
chapped hands and lips, and never
fails to cure Piles. I. Ben Miller.
Christ Hager. a successful farmer
of near Dutchtown was in the city to
day and he gave the Democrat a
Complaints are still coming- in from
people who are being bothered by
stock running at large. There is going
to lie trouble yet over this stock law
and the city is going to lie Hung in
for damages and costs.
The new Street Commissioner seems
to understand his business. He is a
If the farmers could get that dollar
a bushel for their wheat this year we
would have lietttr times after the
wheat crop is harvested .
Sheriff Kandol will have one pris
oner to take to the penitentiary from
the present term of the Circuit Court.
It's just as easy to try One Minute
Cough Cure as anything else. It's
easier to cure a severe cough or cold
with it. Let your next purchase for a
cough be One Minute Cough Cure.
Better medicine: better result: better
try it. I. Ben Miller,
The delegates from this county to
the State convention at St. Joseph
will leave here Sunday.
The had boys are now making the
nights hideous. They congregate
around the electric lights on the
shifts and yell nearly all night. A
curfew ordinance would put a stop
to this and our people would thank
the Council thai would pass such an
For every quarter in a man's pocket
there are a dozen uses: and to use.
each one in such a way as to derive
the greatest lienetit is a question every
one must solve for himself. We be
lieve, however, that no better use
could le made of one of these quar
ters than to exchange it for a bottle
of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera awl
Diarrhoea Bemedy. a medicine that
very family should lie provided with.
For sal" by I. Ben Miller,
The Army worms are doing lots of
damage down in Scott county.
The funeral of Fritz Wittmor took
place yesterday afternoon and his re
mains were followed to their last rest
ing place by a large number of our
Peter Lehner. 'ounty 'ol lector, was
in the city yesterday. Mr. Lehner is
a candidate for re-election.
John Jenkins, of Jackson, we un
derstand is a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for Sheriff.
Judge Hi ley will clean up the Cir
cuit Court docket this week and ad
journ court about Saturday.
We might tell yon more about One
Minute Cough Cure, but you probably
know that it cures a cough. Kvery
one does who has used it. It is a per
fect remedy for coughs, colds, hoarse
ness. It is an especial favorite for
children, lieing pleasant to take and
quick in curing. I. Ben Miller.
The county courthas madea call for
$5,000 of the Cape Girardeau town
ship railroad compromise bonds.
Mrs. McC'rea is now ready to show
her customers the latest styles in spring
and summer hats, bonnets and all
millinery goods at 40 Main street. A
handsome picture given with every
$.1.00 worth of goods. mar2"n47
E. Osterloh had new awnings put up
at his three Main street stores to-day.
T. H. Woody and John Boss did the
Frank E. Burrongh. farmer-lawyer,
brought in a specimen of a new vari
ety of clover that he is growing on his
farm this war. He obtained the seed
somewhere in the east. The stalk and
leaf is similar to the ordinary red
clover, hut the blot. in is quite- differ
ent, lieing almost an long as a head
of millet and quite similar in shape.
Marriage licenses were issued to
II. W. Flugge and M. Katharine Xa
gel. JI. F. Kielme and Minnie M.
Iilc-s. Albert W. Kerstner and Emilie
Sch::ei ier, Andrew Moll and Bertha
Siemers, Theo. Oehs and Bertha
The piano store is succeeding nicely.
Harry Wheeler arrived on the City
of Hickman to-day on a visit to rela
tives in this city. Harry left here with
his father. Will H. Wheeler, eight or
nine years ago. for Los Angeles. Cal
ifornia, where they have resided ever
since, this lieing his lirst visit to the
Dr. A. P. Sawyer: Dear doctor I
have used and sold your Family Cure
with excellent resoults. It cured me
of the rheumatism and 1 now am .10
years old and have not an ache or
pain. Mrs. F. A. Khoads.
Sold at J. Maple Wilson's drug store.
)ur delagetes to the State Conven
tion at St. Joseph will leave Sunday
There will lie a regular meeting of
Justi Post Xo. IT'1. G. A. B., at their
Hall Saturday at 8 o'clock p. m. The
Memorial Committee are requested to
meet at the same phut- at 7:.'t0 p. in.
Al"(i. Bikrwihth. P. c.
The Jackson Kid Band treated our
citizens to some tine music last night.
Our delegates to the Poplar Bluff
convention returned home last night.
Let us prepare toentertain the news
paper men who will lie here Friday
and Saturday of next week.
Dr. A. P. Sawyer: Dear Sir: Mrs.
Hamburg induced me to tryyour Fam
ily Cure, I was greatly lienelited by it
and 1 recommended it to every lady !
in poor health. Hespectfully.
Sold at J. Maple Wilson's drugstore,
Kxi-olullons of Respect.
Whereas, The recent death of Miss
Ida Hanian has removed from our
midst a faithful and licloved member
of our school:
Therefore be il resolved by the fac
ulty and students of the Third Dis
trict State Xormal School of Missou
ri that we put upon record this testi
monial of our esteem for the hig
character of our departed friend and
pupil, who has faithfully performed
her duties as a student and in whose
untimely death we realize the loss of
an earnest and ho'ieful member of our
And futher. ie it resolved, that we
extend our warmest sympathy to the
family and friends of the deceased
and that these resolutions of respect
be spread upon our minutes and sent
to the town papers for publication.
W. I). Vaxdivkk.
Pres. of Faculty.
F.. H. F.ALY.
to buy a good gentle buggy horse,
one with Saddle qualities preferred.
Will take same on the purchase of a
Piano or an Organ. Call at the
K. M. St'THERLIN".
.1st ol Mail .Matter
ISeiiiainiii uncalled lor in the hmi otlicc ol
Cape Girardeau, county of Cape liirardean.
State of Missonri. for the week ending
Cannon. Miss F A
Fristoe .las K
Graham, Mrs Annie K
liivens. Mrs Nellie
Hudson. Mrs Liza
katzenberic. Mrs Wm
samar. K F
Williams, Mrs A E.
(iather, Mrs Sarah
Goodcfcer, W I
Hall, Mrs Sarah
Kalie, Mrs Annie
Lamp, C. J.
He Winter, Mrs Tony
Persons calling tor any or the above letters
will please say Advertised." giviiiir date or
the list, ir not called lor within two weeks
hey will be sent to the Ii.-iid Letter Office at
Washington City. o. CRAMER.
lt.Muy Io as Mucli for You.
Mr. Fred Milier. Irving. 111., 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 began
use of Electric Bitters and found relief
at once. Electric Bitters is especially
adapted to cure of ail Kiduev anil
Liver troubles ana often gives almost
instant relief. One trial will prove
our statement. Price only .10 cents
for large bottle. At Blomeyer & Ha
man's drug store.
Proceedings of the City Council
Moxday Evening, May 4th 100.
Board met in regular session with
the Mayor, William H. Coerver in the
chair and the foilowingmemiit rs pres
ent: Messrs. Bierwirth, Blomeyer, Camp
bell, Dempsey, Kimmel. Lind. Vogel
sang. Absent. Mr. Galusha.
The Journal of the proceedings of
the last regular meeting and interven
ing meetings was read and approved.
A petition from Win. Burgess, referring-
to a notice from the City Col
lector demanding payment of :!.S1
due from him to the City as Curator
of his own children, for taxes, was
presented and read: Said petitioner
asks the board to strike c!T said taxes
for the reason that he is not liable for
same, said reason iieing that the
amount asscst'eu against nim as i u
rator was not in this state but was in
vested in the State of Illinois for said
On motion of Mr. Bierwirth said pe
tition was received and referred to the
Committee on Propositions and Griev
ances. A petition signed by Samuel Hitt.
Sophia Painter and other owners of
ret.1 estate having property fronting
on Independence street, lietween Pacific
street and the West boundary lin of
the City, praying the board to have
said part of Independence street grad
ed and graveled, was presented and
read: Also a petition from G. C.
Thilenius, Hy. Vogelsang and one
hundred and twenty-live other citizens
and taxpayers praying the board to
grant the petition referred, was read.
On motion of Mr. Blomeyer, said
petitions were received and referred to
the Committee on Ways and Means.
The following officers reports for the
month of April were presented read and
in the order named, as follows:
Balance in Treas
ury April 11.... U577.4'J
K'H-cipts since April
From C. Hiivh.
Collector i'n17 ill
From John Grieb,
Marshal 22 .10
From H. L. ilunze.
Weigher ! 70
From Gust. Stein.
Weigher 1 1 .1.1
Weigher H 2l
From B. F. Davis.
Attorney .13 7-1
I0 .'5-10 114
1! a 1. in Treas
u r y May 1 410 22
Heceipts since April 11.
From taxes, years
IStHI to 1!1 245 20
From interest on Del.
taxes 23 43
From Special Tax Bills.
From X. Frederick
St. Improvement., till 47
From Middle St. Im
provement 07 OH
From Interest on Sp.
tax bills 1 70
From sales Cemetery
lots 40 00
From Ferry Li
censes l'H I"
From Peddlers Li
censes 1' .V
F r o in Implement
Agent 5 IHI
F r o in Dog Li
From taxes collect
ed by suit, year
lS'MI !1 44
F r o m interest on
same 40 till
Total collections '. INI
1VLICE JCIXJE's REPORT.
Xumlier of c a s e s
tried, thive (.'! ).
Fines assessed 1.1 00
Police Judge's fees. . 7 -111
Marshal's fees -1 5i
Attorney's fees .'!
Police fees 2 00
Total It n e s a n d
Accounted for as follows:
By cash 22.H
Due from .Marshal.. 10.10
Executions Xo. !Hi!i
ii7. satisfied by
cash 22 50
Execution Xo. !"-1.
unsatisfied 10 ."hi
STRtirrr commissioner's keport.
Due various city teamsters and
laborers for work done during April,
and distributed as follows:
On Main St ?l On
On AquamsiSL 1 '."
On Public Square
pavement at old
Market House "-O
O n I n d e pendence
Street 1 90
Op. Spanish St .VI
Total ?! 70
FISE CHIEF'S REPORT.
One false alarm April 2, and one
regular drill during April.
Due officers and
members for false
alarm 7 ,!)
Due members for
drill II 2.1
Total 1 2-1
On motion of Mr. Dempsey, said re
ports, as read, were recesved, ap
proved, ordered ii'.ed and the Clerk
instructed to issue warrants on the
General ilovenue fund in favor of and
for the amounts duethei-evera! parties
in said reports.
The State Inspector of Oils sub
mitted his report of Oiisinspected dur
ing April, which was read and order
1 lie City Attorney suomitteJ are
port showing collection of special tax
For Spanish St. re
pairs ?4:i 1:4
Interest on same 4 11
Total s.-,: 7-
Treasuivrs receipt for said amount
to credit of General He venue fund is
attached to said report.
)n motion of Mr. Blomeyer said re
port was received and ordered tiled.
The Committee on Claims to whom
was referred the bills of Dr. J. D.
Porterlield. Gannon Brothers and
John Grieb. at meetings of April 14th
and 21st, reported verbally on said
claims, recommending that the bills of
Dr. Porterfield and Gannon Brothers
be certified to. by them, as the law
directs and that they had submitted
the bill of John Grieb to the city at
torney for his opinion on same and
when said opinion was rendered they
would submit same to the Council.
On motion said report was received
ami concurred in.
In the matter of petition of Kobert
W. Barlier praying the Council to re
mit the penalty and interest on his
taxes, read at meeting of April 2!st
and referred to the Committee on
Propositions and Grievances, said
Committe submitted a written report,
with the opinion of the City Attorney
thereto attached, to the effect that the
Council could not grant the prayer of
petitioner, under the law.
On motion of Mr. Bierwirth said re
port was received and ordered tiled.
The following communication was
presented by the Committee on 'eme
teries and read:
To the Honorable Mayor and Council.
We, Your Committee on Cemeteries
beg leave to report that we have made
a careful and thorough inspection of
both of the City Cemeteries and rec
ommend that tile old cemetery and
new cemetery be at once cleared up
and cleaned up of brush and grass
and that two sycamore trees on the
old cemetery be topped and cut down
as they are likely to fall and injure
monuments. And we further recom
mend that the fence in front of the new
cemetery lie moved in the space of six
feet, so as to provide more room for
carriages and conveyances in the lane
on the outside, as there is insufficient
room at present.
And we further recommend that the
City Sexton lie instructed to allow no
conveyances to enter the new City
Cemetery with the exception of the
beurseor con veyanceliearing remains.
And we further recommend that a
new bridge be built over the gully at
the entrance to the lane leading to the
new City Cemetery on the Jackson
road and that said bridge be the full
width of the lane. The old bridge is
in bad condition and is too narrow.
K. F. Blomeykk.
On motion of Mr. Kimmel said re
port was received, concurred in and
ordered tiled, and said Committee in
structed to have the work done as rec
ommended in their report, also that
the Cierk notify the Sexton not to al
low any conveyance to enter the new
City Cemetery, excepting the hearse or
conveyance bearing the remains, as
recommended by said CommitU-e.
The Street and Wharf Committee re
ported verbally that they had examin
ed Sloan's Creek bridge and found
same it an unsafe condition and need
ing immediate repairs.
Mr. Kimmel moved that said report
lie receixed and the Clerk instructed
to notify the County Court that the
Street am. Wharf Committee had ex
amined Sloan's Creek bridge and
found same unsafe and needing re
pairs, and That said Committee had so
reported to this Council: and further
that the Court s -nd the ( 'ounty Bridge
Commissioner to examine and repair
same as soon as possible, the city
agreeing to pay half of the cost of
said work. Carried.
Mr. Dempsey, on behalf of M. J.
Fagan. asked that Mr. Fagan's time
for completing his contract of work
at the foot of North street, be extended.
On motion of Mr. Blomeyer said
request was granted and Mr. Fagan's
ti.ue for completing his contract ex
tended to July 1st.
Thts following bills were presented
John Grieb. Mar
shal for salary, at
tendance ic April..
Brunke for salary
Street Cora. April... "$'. 35
For board prfson. .11
Cash for cleaning
Sexton. For digging
For conveying body
To be charged to
B. F. Davis City
Attorney, for 10 per
cent oa ?53 7.1 Sp.
tax bill collected... 5 35
Xorthtrcste r a
Stamp Works, for
2h dog checks (or
der Citv Clerk) :i 5ti
A Walther. for 1
coffin, Mayor's or
der 4 IK'
Cape Gir. W. W.
El. Light Co.. for
are ligkts. April as
For boarding and
Bruce 4 00
For washing and
dressing corpse 3 00
rder o f Mayor
Le Hitt. For two
pick handles. Street
Excepting the bills of officers Grieb,
Juden and Brunke, Fisher and Davis,
the same being for salaries and fees,
Mr. Kimmel objected to the payment
of said bills for the reason that the
parties had not verified the same by
a sworn statement as required by law.
Mr. Blomeyer thereupon moved
that the bills of officers Grieb. Juden
and Brunke, Fisher and Davis be al
lowed and the same be paid by war
rant on the General Ilevenue fund, and
the remaining bills hi referred to the
Judiciary Committee for them to se
cure the opinion of th City Attorney,
w hether it was necessary for said bills
to lie verified under oath after being
guaranteed as to their correctness
over the signature of a City officer,
and if same is necessary before said
bills could be allowed, then in that
case who pays the officer his fee for
administering the oath. Carried.
The following resolution was pre
sented and read:
IIesolved, That on account of the
great increase in the use of bicycles in
this city, thatthe Judiciary Committee
together with the City Attorney are
hereby instructed to prepare an ordi
nance, to lie submitted at the next
meeting, regulating the use of bicycles
within the City, compiling all bicyclts
to have a gong or bell attachment and
at night to lie provided with lamps
and such other regulations as may be
deemed necessary, and providing also
for a fine in case of failure to comply
with the ordirmnce.
Signed K. F. Bl.OMI.YER.
On motion of Mr. Bierwirth said
resolution was adopted.
The following resolution was p;t-
sented and read:
Whereas, the contract for the City
printing will expire on the first Mon
day in June, lWHi. Therefore be it
Besolved, That the City Clerk is
hereby instructed to advertise for
sealed proposals to do the City print
ing for the year ending on the first
Monday in June. 1S!7, and in accord
ance with ordinance Xo. 520. Said
'ity printing shall embrace the print
ing of all ordinances in a weekly issue
of a ncwspaier lif-st. issued after the
approval of the ordinances, of all pro
ivedings. resolutions and orders of
the Council. Board of Health and Fire
Department, of all financial state
ments, official ballots, notices, procla
mations, officers notices and adver
tisements for proposals or bids. Said
proposals to Vie made in conformity to
Ordinance Xo. .120 and this resolution
and to be accompanied with Iwind as
required by said ordinance.
The 'ity reserving the right to re
ject any and all bids.
SIUNED K. V. BLOMEYiaj.
On motion of Mr. Dempsey said
resolution was adopted and the Clerk
instructed to advertise for proposals
to do the City prin'.ing, in accordance
with Ordinance Xo. .120 and the said
An ordinance entitled "An Ordi
nance prohibiting the sale of cigar
ettes and cigarette wrappers to minors
and providing jienalties for its viola
tion," read for the lirst time at meet
ing of April 21 and laid over until
this meeting, was on motion of Mr.
Bierwirth iaken up and read for the
On motion of Mr. Vogelsang said
ordinance was read for the third and
Mr. Blomeyer moved to adopt said
ordinance the vote resulting as fol
lows: Yeas. Blonr.eyer, Vogelsang. 2.
Xays. Bierwirth, Campbell, Demp
sey, Kimmel. Lind. 5.
j Absent. Galusba. 1.
i The Mayor declared said motion
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