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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1896.
Vol. XXI No. 9
IVIcKinley and Hobart
The standard Hearers of tlie lii'piilili
rnn I'arty the Platform Cold
The greatest convention of the great
est political party on earth has met
and ierfornied its duty, that of nomin
ating candidates for .President and
Vice-President of the I'nited States.
William McKinlcy of Ohio, was nomi
nated on the lir1 ballot for President
and Garrett A. Uobart of .New Jersey,
was nominated for Vice-President on
the first ballot.
THE I'LATKOl'.M .
Text of the Itepubllcaii Declaration
ol i'rtnt'iplcti tor I Kill..
Senator .Foraker. having ascended
the platform, read as follows:
'Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of
the Convention: On -behalf of the
Committee on Resolutions I have the
honor to report the following:
The Republicans of the I'nited
States, assembled by their represen
"tativ.es in National Convention, ap
pealing for the popular and historical
jiwUMeation of their claims to the
matchless achievements of thirty
yejviv of Republican rule, earnestly
and onliiet:11y addissed themselves
to -tie awakejjed intelligence, ex-(eriiK-:e
and Mouscieoce of their
countiyiuen in tlx following declara
tion .of facts and (rineiples:
For 1-tse lb-t lime dnce the civil war
"tlie Aiie-k'Ai! people have witnessed
the ilaiaitou.-. v.oiieqn:nces of full
and unre.-tri.cted Democratic control
of tlte Government, it ha ltcen a
re-ojid ii uuparalleled Incapacity,
dishonor and disaster. In adminis
tratiie nutsagaMnent it ha ruthlessly
iaieritujed indesjensable revenue, en
tailed an umwaiji'' deficit. -ked out
ordinary -nrreit expenses with bor
rowed money, piled up the public
d M Uy NMUKKt in a time of jteace,
for.! an adverse lalance of trade.
kept a perpetual menace hanging over
the redemption fund, pawned Ameri
can credit to alien syndicates and re
versed all the measures and results of
successful Republican rule. In the
broad effect of its policy it has pre
cipitated panic, blighted industry and
trade with prolonged depression, clos
ed factories, reduced work and wages,
halted enterprise and crippled Ameri
can production, while stimulating
foreign production for the American
market. livery consideration of pub
lic safety and individual interest de
mands that the Government shall be
rescued from the hands of those who
have shown themselves incapable of
conducting it without disaster at home
and dishonor abroad, and that it shall
be. restoivd to the party which, for
thirty years, administered it with un
equa ed success and prosperity. And,
in this connection, we heartily indorse
the wisdom, patriotism and the suc-ee-of
the administration of Benjamin
(The mention of ex-President Har
rison's name was greeted with pro
longed applause and cheering, after
which Mr. Foraker resumed the read
ing of the platform, as follows):
We renew and emphasize our alle
giance to the policy of protection (ap
plause) as the bulwark of American
industrial indejiendcnee and the foun
dation of American development and
prosperity. This true American poli
cy taxes foreign products and enc. im
ages home industry. It puts the bur-j
den of revenue on foreign goods. Iti
secures the American market for the j
American producer: it upholds the
American standard of wages for the
American workingnian: it puts the
factory by the side of the farm, and
makes the American fanner lesr- de
pendent on f ireign demand and prices:
it diffuses general thrift and founds
the strength of all on the strength of
each. In its reasonable application
it is just, fair and impartial, equally
opposed to foreign control and do
mestic monopoly, to sectional discrim
ination and individual favoritism.
We denounce the present tariff as
sectional, injurious to the public
credit and destructive to business en-
j terprise. ( Applause. ) We demand I
fiwh an equitable tariff, on foreign
imports which come into comietition
with American products as will not
j only furnish adequate revenue for the
; necessary exjicnses of the Government,
j but will protect American labor from
; degradation and the wage level of
other lands. We are not pledged to
any particular schedule. The qucs-
j tion of rates is a practical question,
to lie governed by the conditions of
the time and of production. The ruling
I and uncompromising principle is the
j protection and development of Ameri-
Van labor and industry. (Great ap-
I plause. ) The country demands a
j right settlement, and then it wants
j rest. (Applause.)
j FINANCIAL I'UNK.
The Republican party is unreserved
ly for sound money. (Tremendous
j applause. ) It caused the enactment
j of the lawproviding for the resumption
j of specie "payments in 1S7!. Since
j then every dollar has lieen as good as
gold. (Applause.) We are unalter
ably opposed to every measure calcu
lated to debase our currency or im
pair the credit of our country. (Ap
plause. ) We are, therefore, opposed
to the free coinage of silver except by
jan international agreement with the
leading commercial nations of the
(The concluding words of the above
paragraph had scartvly escaped the
lips of Senator-elect Foraker. when a
scene of enthusiasm and excitement
occurred in all parts of the hall, ex
ceeding anything which had thus far
occurred during the proceedings of the
Convention. The delegates and alter
nates arose in a body, and cheer fol
lowed after cheer, while the waving of
hats, flags and handkerchiefs could be
seen in all parts of the house. Thv
first demonstration was succeeded by
a momentary lull, when a second oc
curred before the speaker could re
sume with the succeeding paragraph.
Upon order being restored. Senator
elect Foraker proceeded as follows):
which agreement we pledge ourselves
to promote, and until such agreement
can be obtained, the existing gold
standard must lie maintained. (Ap
plause.) All of our silver and paper
currency must lie maintained at parity
with gold (cries. "Good, good:" ai
plause), and we favor all measures
designed to maintain inviolable the
obligation of the United States, of all
our money, whether coin or pajier at
the present standard, the standard of
the most enlightened nations of the
HE SHOT THE CHUTES.
Texas Congressman Madly Hurt at
the National Capital.
WASHINGTON', June Hi. Represen
tative Abbott of Texas, and several
friends, went to River View Saturday
to sjiend the afternoon. Judge Abbott
and his friend, Mr. Moreland, con
cluded to "shoot the chutes."' and got
into the boat, accompanied by two
others. The descent was made with
out incident, but as the boat touched
the water and rose into the air, Judge
Abott's hat blew off. He involuntariy
released his grasp of the bars he held
to catch the hat and was thrown high
into the air, falling on a seat in the
boat and striking on the small of his
back. He was unable to rise and it
was seen that he was badly hurt.
Dr. George M. Carlisle, Judge Ab
bott's regular physician, thought there
was no danger of complete paralysis,
and did not think the spinal column
was permanently injured.
( roup and Woopins Coush.
Ballard's Horehound Syrup will
promptly relieve Croup and Whooping
Cough. It will cure the worst Cough
or Cold. It never disappoints. Try
it. Sold by Wilson Drug store.
ISuried Alive Fifteen Jays.
In an earthquake n;ar Naples some
time ago a young man was buried m a
cellar bv the building in which he was
tumbling in ruins. At least fifteen
uayselapsed Detore lie was reamed,
when he was found to be still living,
and subsequently recovered and is liv-
ing to-dav ( or was a short time ago ). j
Another instance i related where a j iti ;l time. There seems to inr no stir
number oC workmen were descending a j ulns Mesh m him. and oiivsicians who
pil. a:ie a short distance ncfore they
readied the bottom an accident hap
pened to the hwisting apparatus. As
a result they were buried by the debris.
Fourteen day.- elapsed lie fore they
were reached, when they were found
unconscious, but still living, and on
lieing brought to ll;o top and cared
for, all recovered. The secret of the
long continuance of life in this case
is supposed to Ik- that they were early
rendered unconscious and remained
in this condition the greater par of
the time that they were buried.
CRUSHED TO DEATH
! U nder a Stake WagOH.
A , utIe oorcd ;lr, Kel ,.Uer the
i wiieelM ol a ltlir stake airoti
; and was Killed.
j A terrible accident hapjiened at the
i railroad depot Tuesday. The big
I stake wagon of the Union Milling
Company loaded with wheat started to
leave the depot for the mill when the
little ten year old daughter of Henry
! Shaner colored, attempted to swing on
the chain letween the hind and fore
wheels. Branson, thedriver did not sit!
the child till after it fell from the
chain and the hind wheel of the wa
gon had passed over. He stopped
his team as soon as he discovered
what had hapc!icd but it was then
too late. The wheel had passed over
the child's breast and head and it was
dead before the driver got to it. The
mangled body was carried to the res
idence of its parents and the Coroner
notified of the death.
This should Ik- a warning to chil
dren who go to the railroad depot to
senJ their idle lime. That is no
place for children to day. There is
danger there all the time.
Why Chinese TfeUe to Opium.
May it net lie irom sheer weariness
and want of something to do that
manv Chinese take to the opium: In
most places in China organized gamb
ling is forbidden. With ihe exception
of an occasional game at shuttlecock
or kite-Hying only at fixed seasons
there are no outdoor sports. The
Chinese rarely walk for pleasure.
There is no social intercourse lietween
resectable men and women. There is
not sutlicient house room, privacy or
light for reading after dark. How is
time to be killed? I think that the
monotony of existence may lie one of
the chief causes of opium smoking.
i the whole, though, at Canton, 1
was in contact with opium smokers al
most daily, and made a point of see
ing as much as possible of native life,
the seamy side of opium smoking did
not obtrude itself much upon me.
Just as in an Knglish coast town, one
may daily see the Haring light of the
gin palace, the liesotted faces of oc
casional loafers, the liedraggled gar
ments, and infer therefrom greatmisery
behind it all, so one might fairly infer
great misery from the sjiectacle of
numerous opium dens, cadaverous
faces and tatterdemalion garments in
Canton, if one should see them, but I
did not see them obtrusively, though,
us I said before. I was daily poking
my nose into all sorts of nooks and
corners. Aaturallv, a medical mis-
ionary will see a great deal more of
the seamv side. It is his business.
Kutier County (Mo.) Republicans.
Poi'LAR Bluff, Ma, June 1.1. The
Republicans of Buttler County met in
Convention at the Court House to
day and nominated the following
ticket: For Representative, M. G.
Reece: Treasurer, A. W. Davidson:
Collector, Alexander Saunders: Pros
ecuting Attorney, W. K. Ren fro: Sher
iff. John Soders: Assessor, Charles
Harris: Public Admistrator, I). C.
Kittridge: Judge of the County Cuurt,
James D. Hendrickson (Western) and
Bennett Wright (Kastern).
A .lailt Ho-;.
There is a hog on exhibition here
which is perhaps the largest living
hog in the known world. It will lie 4
years old in June, and was raised in
Roberson eCounty. Tex.. by Mr.
Briggs. When he sold the hog six
months ago it weighed i'.M pounds. !
He is X feet .'I inches long. 4 feet 1 inch !
high, measures li feet around the neck.
S feet around the body, and i'J inches j
around the foreleg. His feet arc as j
largo as a common ox. anil the leg
bone larger than that of the largest i
steer's. He is Poland China and;
Red Jersey. He eats corn like an ox. j
takes the whole ear in his mouth at j
once and eats the cob as well as ihe
,.(,rn . eatiii' from fortv to tiftv ears
have examined the hog
v he can
to reach 2J'K pounds.,'
The present owner. . i.atigan. .paid
J."0 for the ho;
1.-JN) for him.
on the animal
hog. it is said.
r. and has lieen offered ;
He has a fire policy ;
for .(. No other'
ever reached such
; liallard's nw I.lnluint.
! There is no i.ai'.i it will not reliee.
I no swelling it will not subdue, no j
j wound it will not heal. It will cure j
I irot bites, chibiain and corns. Sold i
! bv Wilson Drug Store. j
! St. i.ouls, Kennett and Southern
; Louis Houek and the St. Louis.
j Kennett and Southern Railroad
troubles came before Judge Adams
i yesterday morning. On June .1 Col.
i S. W. Fordyce was again appointed
J Receiver of this property, and he
j went down to take possession, as he
! supposed. In a day or two he came
j back complaing that he could not get
j possession. Mr. Houek had no re
! course but to obey the mandate of the
Court, and he directed his secretary
to turn the property over, but to take
a complete descriptive receipt of each
article, one at a time. lie had the
Secretary begin with the way bills and
other similar matter, leaving the
books to the last. Kach way bill was
to be elaborately described, even to
the minutest particular: and all this
painstaking care would have consum
ed at least three months before Col.
Fordyce could come into possession.
The latter laid the matter before Mr.
Houck's council, and these gentlemen
lost no time in notifying their client
that the Court would not tolerate any
such procedure. Then Mr. Houck
turned the books, etc., over, and Col.
Fordyce has them in his possession.
Yesterday Mr. Houck filed answer
I to the bill in the Federal court on
which a Receiver was appointed. It
denies the allegations of Mr. Kerfoot,
the complainant stockholder. Mr.
Houck also moves to vacate the order
appointing the Receiver, and he tiles
twenty-four affidavits in support of the
application. The motion will lie heard
on the liith: and the complainant has
until the isth to file counter-affidavits.
Mr. Houck claims that Mr. Kerfoot
owns but a small amount of stock, and
he alleges that shareholders owning u
majority of the stock are satisfied with
the management and are with him.
- Globe-Democrat June Hi.
HUMOR ENDANGERS AMBITION.
Men Whose Iteputatlon lor Wit
Handicaps thein in roll tics.
"If I were not Tom Corwin 1 might
be President' said one of the great
est wits of his day, alluding to the
difficulty that liesets a wit in his en
deavers to have people take'hinseri
ously. Sunset Cox. whose wit made
himthe idol of Washington society. tit
tered a similar complaint. Chauncey
Depew firmly bjlieves that his reputa
tion as an after-dinner talker is stand
ing between him and the presidency.
Gen. Porter has repeatedly voiced the
opinion that wit is an imassale -bar
rier to high distinctions. Perhaps
Tom lleed, in view of the failure of
his presidential boom, will harbor the
same theory, for Reed is as gennine
a wit as could lie mentioned. His
sallies are of that sparkling, happy
sort that Hash and cut, but rarely
rankle. At his best he is largely rem
iniscent of Cox, who had the same
spontaneity, the same imperturbable
good nature, the same causticity when
occasion demanded. Dejiew's wit, is of
the touch-and-go-order. The fun of it
lies less in w.iat he says than in how
he says it. His witticisms do not look
well in print. Porter, on the other
hand, is one of the jesters whose jests
gain in the tyjies. They are even fun
nier when carefully thought out 'than
when heard at the table. Hopkinson
Smith, the author and painter, is
equally felicitous in the construction
of the jokes. Their polish is as ad
mirable in the tyies almost as when
reflected in his carefully modulated
sentences. What is the secret of this
popular distrust of the wi'.s? if dis
trust it lie? Are wits less profound in
their grasp of public affairs than their
more solier fellows' Or can it be pos
sible that the wise men of the nation
fear the consequences of a well-devel-ojied
sense of humor in the cabinet.
MOSS ESTAET SETTLEMENT.
The l laiiuant Arc Itecelvlim t hecks
lor their Full Demands.
The St. Louis Trust Co.. adminis
trator of the estate of the late Thomas
.!. Moss, is mailing cheeks to credi
tors whose claims have been proven.
The estate will pay dollar for dollar
anil will leave Mrs. Moss from ."itt.(hn(
The estate was vaiued at '!,( nm,Hii.
The principal uropertiestvere two rail
roads the Pad'.icah. Tennessee iV Ala
bama and til' Tennessee Midland.
Mr. Moss was one of the largest hold
ers of these roads, which were bought
for s:.(ioil.iHHi by the L. N. R. R.
Co. The claims proved up were J
in Missouri. in Tennessee and 4oO
At the outset it looked as if the
creditors would not get more than 25
j Marriage of Miss Helen
j Sinnott and Mr. Mey.
A U'retty Morninjc Wedding at !
Francis l)e Sales Church.
An exceedingly pretty June wedding
was that of Mr. Alonzo Robert Meyers
and Miss Helen Sinnott yesterday
morning. Ihe ceremony was per
formed at St. Francis De Sales church
at 10 o'clock by Father Jansen accord'
ing to the 'atholic rites.
A large and fashionable audience
nad assembled when the organ an
nounced the approach of the bridal
party. Messers. Will Rieke. Richard
Rudy, Tom Leonard. Will Webb. (Jus
Thompson, John Sinnott, Jr., and
Joe Sinnott. the latter two brothers
of the bride, were the ushers. Follow
ing them came the groom, accompan
ied by his brother, Mr. D. L. Meyers
of Chicago, was best man. and after
them came the bride and her sister,
Miss Klizabeth Sinnott, who was maid
The bride was attired in an elegant
satin gown with a long train and bri
dal veil, aud made one of the prettiest
brides of the season. On reaching the
altar she was met by the groom, and
Father Jansen in impressive tones
pronounced them man and wife.
On leaving the church the bridal
party was driven to the home of the
bride's father, Mr. John Sinnott, where
an elegant breakfast was served.
The bride is one of Paducah's most
popular young ladies and possessed
ot all the attributes of estimable wo
manhood. She is the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Sinnott. Mr.
Meyers came here several years ago
and held a responsible position with
the P.. T. and A. railroad. He is at
present agent of the C, O. and S. W.
railroad. He has the confidence and
esteem of all who know him and has
a host of friends.
Many very handsome perseuts were
received by the newly wedded pair.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyers left on the
noon train for an extended bridal trip
through the Fast. Paducah Daily
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Price 2.") cents per box. For sale a
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society in (auateiuala.
"Life inGmttemalaCity to a foreign
er, and especially a young man.
possesses about as much attractive
ness from a standpoint of amusement
as would a residence in a graveyard.
There is absolutely nothing to do ex
cept work, sleep eat. The only place
a man has to go when he has finished
work," said J. .1. Pringle, son of the
Consul General to Guatemala from
this country, "is to a saloon, and
there he has nothing to do for recre
ation but drink. The door to the best
society is shut in the face of Ameri
cans "gringoes as tney are called oy
the haughty dons no matter what
their standing. Of course, when one
has official dignity he is invited to the
President's ball and other otliciial
functions, and has entree into society,
but there is no such thing as social
intercourse in its American sense.
Nobody is allowed to see a young lady
unless it is in the presence of her en
tire family or under the watchful eye
of her duenna, and there isn't much
pleasure in this kind of a visit to most,
young men of America. Guatemala
City has a population of SiMKK), but
has no theaters. There was an oera
company of fair character there two
years ago. but there have been no at
tractions at all of this kind during
the past season. I jving is very high
in Guatemala City, and salaries are
by no means correspondingly high. I
would not advise any young man togo
there with the idea of making his
fortune. There has been too much
immigration to the country as it is."'
I.et;Mc show You
What a saving I have made during
the last year by being my own doctor.
Last year I paid out 1H.2T for doc
tors ynd their medicine: this year I
paid -1.(K) for six bottles of Sulphur
Bitters, and they have kept health in
my whole family. They are the best
and purest medicine ever made.
Charles King, ttl Temble street.
ONLY ONE WITNESS.
Mrs. Cockerill-I.lenau May Need An
other Wedding Ceremony.
; New York. June Hi. A question
'has been raised as to the validity of
; the marriage on Thursday last of Mrs.
Leonora Cockerill, widow of Col.
; John A. Cockerill. to L. W. Lienau.
I It annears that there was onlv one
witness to the marriage, though the
New Jersey law requires two. The
presiding inogistrate could only find
oue without a protracted search, and
in default signed his own name as a
second. A lawyer to whom the affair
was suggested said the marriage would
stand unless questioned, and possibly
even then, but that if Mrs. Cockerill
Lienau wanted to be on the safe side
she would better have another cere
Westerner Who Improved a Chance
Axalnst W. II. Vanderbllt.
When the Vanderbilts obtained con
trol of the Union Pacific railway, Wil
liam H. made a trip in a special car
over over the branch line known as
the Denver and South Park, which
runs from the capital city to Lead
ville, says the Chicago Times-Herald.
This is the road of which O. H. IJoth
aker once wrote: "The Denver and
South Park is a narrow guage road
except where the track is spread to a
While the Vamlerbilt car carried a
cnei and a wcll-stocKea larder, the
magnate, soon after entering the South
Park country, felt a longing for a
glass of fresh milk, and when the train
pulled into C'oino he sent his servant
into the depot hotel to get the desired
article. The servant returned, accom
panied by the hotel proprietor, Charley
Benedict. The latter carried a glass
of milk, 'refusing to allow any one but
himself the honor of serving such a
Vauderbilt quaffed the milk, pro
nounced it excellent and handed Bene
diet a . gold piece. The hotel man
said "Thanks'' and started to make
'I say," called the railway king,
"don't I get any change?"
"No, Sir. ';
"Well, you dontt get any: that's
"Milk is pretty high out here isn't
"Do you charge everybody ." for a
glass of milk?"
"No; some only pay 5 cents."
"Why do you charge me more than
"Because we fellows out here only
get a chance at you once in a lifetime,"
and Benedict bowed himself out of the
man of li feet, straight as an ar
row, with a splendid head of gray hair
and not more stomach than a well-
built man ought to have, was in New
York a few days ago in the interest
of the University of Virginia. He
was Custis Lee, son of Gen. Robert K.
Lee. Hu is ttrangely like his father,
old soldiers say, though not so strik
ing in appeareance. Maj. F.astman
says that he never saw two men who
could look so grand on horseback as
Bob Lee and Hancock. Hancock, he
thinks, had a little too much waist.
Custis Lee succeeded his farther as
President of the Uuniversity of Vir
ginia. He is aneut mi years old.
New York Press.
Nice I'olnt In Itallroadinic.
In a recent issue of the "Railroad
Gazette" there is an interesting ar
ticle from Prof. Alexander Hogg, of
Fort Worth, Tex., to prove that a
railroad train going eastward is help
ed both by the force of the earth's
revolution eastward and by the pre
vailing west wind. On the other hand,
a train is obstructed and delayed to a
corresponding extent in going west.
Trials of rail road speed, to obtain
the best results, should aeeordingiy
he from west to east. Mr. Hogg's rea
soning is supported by elaborate
mathematical formula, and his formu
la are approved in the main by the
"Railroad Gazette" as leading to the
correct conclusion. The argument is
further sustained by Prof. K. H. Han
dle, of Byhalia. Miss., who adds that
i train going west is not retarded so
much :.s one going astis accelerated.
As he puts it, "a train running east
increases its centrifugal force and
lightens the train." Prof. Handle
estimates that a train running seventy
miles an hour going north or south
loses two miles an hour by reason of
the rotation of the earth, "on account
of pressure against the right rail."
It would be interesting to know wheth
er practical railroad men have found
that, other things being equal,
tr.ey make better time going east than
west. Baltimore Sun.