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DEMOGRflT PRINTING GO., PubllSfiers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1897,
Vol. XXII No 12
And Suffered Seven
Charles Ebert, Aged About Seventy
live Years, Ended Ills JJte With a
Dose of strychnine.
At eigtit o'clock Saturday night
Charles Ebert, aged about seventy-five
years, took poison at his home in this
city. Mr. Ebert lived in a house on
Good Hope street. The house is own
ed and occupied by Martin Heiserer.
He occupied a room on the first floor.
He lived alone, did his own cooking
and housekeeping and had little to
say to any one. The last time he paid
his rent to Mrs. Heiserer he told her
that thnt would be the last rent he
would ever pay. The oid man had
then evidently made up his mind to
end his life. He took the fatal dose
Of poison at about aight o'clock and
soon after he was heard by the people
up stairs groaning. They went down
to his room and found the old man
lying on the floor unconscious. Dr.
Blomeyer was sent for and after he
It ad worked with the patient half an
hour the old man rallied and then he
told the doctor that he had taken a
dose of strychnine for the purpose of
ending his life. He said he was tired
of life and wanted the poison to kill
him. He suffered till three o'clock
Sunday morning when the fatal dose
finished its work and his life went out
Sunday morning an inquest was
held and a verdict was rendered in ae
cordance with the above facts. Late
Sunday evening the remains were
taken to Sikeston for interment.
I ne deceased leaves two sons, one
residing two miles from this city and
the other resides in Sikeston.
Calamity Howler II Irks.
Rev. Irl Hicks should not advertise
his almanac unchecked at the cost of
flesh and blood.
His July picture has the old familiar
background of -storm clouds and light
nings. He points to it with pride, not
to say exultation.
There may be wind in July. Rev.
Irl Hicks can raise a lot of wind very
month in the .year. Wind is a normal
product of the heated season of the
year. But we have the sacred assur
ance that whence it comes and whether
.it goes no man (not even the Uev. Irl
It is time to tell Mr. Hicks that he is
terrifying women and children, ruin
ing nervous systems not yet recovered
from last year's shock, and doing
much to bring fear, dread and misery
into thousands of homes. St Louis
Old people who require medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
find the true remedy in Electric Bitters.
This medicine does not stimulate and
contains no whiskey nor other intoxi
cant, but acts as a tonic and'altera
tive. It acts mildly on the stomach
and bowels, adding strength and giv
ingtone to the organs, thereby aiding
Nature in the jierformance of the
functions. Electric Bitters is an ex
cellent appetizer and aids digestion.
Old people find it just exactly what
they need. 1 Vice fifty cents per bottle
at Hainan's drug store.
;one to llest.
Died. June -4th. 1V7. Edney. infant j
daughter of Joseph and Laura Faust, ;
aired about liftmen month!;. i
11ear Edncv. thou hast gone to rest, i
no more to slumber on thy mother 8
bosom, but will sinu with the
cr an'l blessed while loved o
will wait and watch and pray
thee on the golden shore.
.Many Horses Dylnir.
M.vrroow Ii.i. July The ex
tremely hot wciUhor ol the past ten
days is beginning to have a fatal t-f;
feet upon farm horses, two and three
being. seen dead from overheating in a
drive of a dozen miles, and in a sin
gle neighborhood as many a a dozen
horses being reported dead from over-1
heating. The mercury for two weeks !
past has covered the scale from Ihi to j
lll5 degrees, and the temjK'rature drops
but little during tue nient.
fatalities have occurred.
so las- no
but there j
have been numerous partial
trations from excessive heat.
are they who while suffering from
Kidney Diseases are prejudiced against
all advertised remedies. They should
know that Foley's Kiddey Curt is no
a quack remedy, but an honest guar
anteed medicine for Kidney and Blad
der troubles. W. H. Coerver, Druggist.
SOCIALISTS IN KANSAS.
Society Organized at Fort Scott Maps
Out a Wide Field of Ijibor.
FOKT SCOTT, Kan.. July 1. After
a month of quiet preliminaries the
Socialists of this vicinity organized a
society here to-day which has develop
ed a significant move on the part of
the ad voeates of that system of govern
ment. The organization just formed
is known as the Bourbon 'ounty So
cialist Society, but the object is to e.v
tend its influence throughout this cor
ner of the stateand themining districts
of Southwest Missouri. C. Lipscomb,
a book-keeier for a big house in this
city, was elected president, and M. M
Jones, manager of a grocery house,
was elected secretary. Lipscomb has
no political history here, but Jones is
a prominent Populist, who has just
left the party. There are indications
that the national Socialists are behind
the movement to organize this terri.
tory. Funds are at hand for the dis
semination of literature and an official
Socialist organ has been started at
Girard, in Crawford County. This
paper will be scattered each week
through the homes of voters in this
county. The meeting was a private
one, only leaders of the movement
having been invited. Quite a number
of farmers attended. The Secretary
announces that the organizers have
assurances of 500 members in this
county, and that the work of creatitg
socialistic sentiment will be vigorous
ly prosecuted from now on.
Are tbey Dolntc Hlicht.
The gentlemen composing the Board
of Directors of our Public Schools
should consider first, applicants for
position as teachers in our public
school the home talent children and
descendants of parents who were born
here and who bore the burden of tax
ation in establishing a system of
public schools in this city when a
bitter light was waged by clerical
organization against the public
schools in our city and they should
remember that the Germans deserve a
good deal of credit in obtaining this
achievement, for the first Board of
Directors of our public schools was
composed mostly of our German
A young lady of German detxsnt.
born in our free country and in our
very town has applied for a position
as teacher in our public schools and.
although she has a first-class teacher's
certificate, has taught a successful
school in one of our rural districts
schools from where she carried the
best of testimonials, our wise board
of school directors think that a
teacher in the Cajie Girardeau Public
School must be decorated with an 'A'
graduate certificate omitting, at the
same time to enforce this rule on
applicants at their first meeting.
What are we paying taxes for in
supporting a public school when our
own children shall be debarred as
candidates for teacher to teach in a
school paid for and sustained by their
parents, who have paid taxes to pay
for the ground the public school
building was built on, and who have
continuously supported the existence
of said public school by their con
tinuous residence and also in conse
quence paying taxes for above sup
port. A. few idiots try to get matters
worsted for the indulgent and patient
tax-pajvr. Let us have home talent
for our public school.
V Ouei-r (?) Medicine.
is a medicine whoc- prop.
,vn i i5l;-i--ii i
:i. This hone
to elite .-eria
' ingi-eda.-nt a
i.liuie I! ".'
best for kid ne.
It is I-Vi-V'-'
A New Tailoring
Kstalilislimi iit .
litter for Boss ,v
d to tii into hu-i-i
will open i'i a
l. Reserve your
,1. H. iierrv
ness in the ei
. now i
or about Angus", llm
orders for fail i loth
him. as lie
cent eheaper than
and yon can
' a lirst-cla ss
h ga rinents
always depend on geitin;
fit and up to date stvii
The stockholders of Sportsman's
Park Association met Monday night
and elected a Board of Directors as
follows: E. W. Flentge. L. H. Graes
sle. A. Ruediger. Will Hirsch. Dr.
Blomeyer, L. J. Albert. Sr., Rudolph
Bahn. The Directors will meet later
on and organize by electing a Presi
dent, a Secretary and Treasurer.
UNCLE SAM'S MILK CHECKS.
A Story of a Dairy, a Lead Mlae, Lead
Colas aad of Some Qaeer People Who
Waated Waa-ea Reduced.
There was once a dairyman who did
a large and prosperous business. He
was known and respected by a large
community, and nearly all the people'
who knew him did business with him.
I do not know what his real name was.
but they called him Uncle Sam. At the
early day when these tilings happened
there was very little money, and people
used bar lead, bullets and tobacco for
change. Finally Uncle Sam, who wee a
rather unusual character, read a pas
sage in one of Aristotle's works in re
gard to the invention of money, that "it
was afterward determined in value by
men putting a stamp on it in. order
that it may save them the trouble of
So Uncle Sam built a stamping ma
chine which would stamp out an Eng
lish penny's worth of lead and was
worth a pint of milk, as he was then
selling milk. There checks proved to
be quite convenient. People found
them all full weight, and Cncle Sam's
workmen and servants took fhe'r pay
in them. I'eople also sold hint their
cows for them, and Uiicle Sam sold milk
for them. Sometimes the people used
the lead coins for bullets and for
weights, but Uncle Sam didn't care very
much. Although it did cost him some
thing to coin them, he had passed them
at their lead value. In fact, Uncle Sam
would exchange coins for bar lead at
any time, weight for weight, as a matter
of public convenience. Some other peo
ple made corns in a mold occasionally,
but people generally weighed them in
order to find whether tbey were as
heavy as Uncle Sam's coins. Uncle Sam
said he didn't care how many coins they,
made, and he would take them himself
if they were full weight.
A lead mine was discovered not very
far from Uncle Sam's, and lead went
down in price to sliout half what it had
been. A great many people who hud
some of Uncle Sam's lead began to
wonder what he was going to do about
the matter. The checks were worth
only a halfpenny now. They discovered
that Uncle Sam was stall receiving
them for a penny's worth of milk and
that he was continuing to pay them out
to his workmen just as before.
His- business was enlarging, and be
was stamping out these checks in larger
numbers than ever. I'eople sold him
hay and cows for them at the same rate,
for he had said that he intended to main-'
tain the parity of his checks and the
penny. People didn't use his checks
for bullets now, for bar lend cost only
half as much. And Uncle Sam request
ed his friends not to cunke any of these
checks out of bar lend, for he ti'dn't
like to accept halfpenny checks for a
penny unless he had passed them off on
the public for a penny's worth of labor.
The next thing of note that happened
to Uncle Sam was this: The people who
owned the lead mine heard nbout his
scheme, and they got up a coRvention
in order to see if something couldn't be
done for lead. 1 hey wanted to get the
good old prices. They proposed that
Uncle Sam should coin the whole out
put of their mine free and let them cart
away the checks, since they owned the
lead. They tried to make Uncle Sam be
lieve that this would double the price
of lead and he could go right or. doing
business as if nothing had happened.
There was also some talk to the effect
that iieople couldn't pay their debts un
less ther could get some cheap money
to pay with.
The working ix-ople were getting a
pennv a dnv, and many of them thought
these lead pennies they were getting
were too good and would buy too much
at the stores. Thcv joined the free
coinage movement in order to get a
cheap penny which would buy only half
os much as the present penny, with a
view of restoring load to its old price,
so people could pay their debts in cheap
money. They said they would trust to
luck to act their wages doubled.
Some of the wiser ones shook their
heads and said Uncle Fnm certainly
couldn't carry the whole lend output at
twice its market value. They wer?
confident that if he should nttmpt to
An so the lend coin? would soot rr.es at
their junk value. This would upset
credits and business and ruin the whole
i When I finish the t:n
etory and learn how the
is'ation of this
f n :.rV vr:s v-
tied. I will
yitd-er. in St
write a:ni"i. Francis
Louis i-iei,-D. 'rr.er:t
Iic Was Fearless.
""Do you believe in all ;hist.i'.tj
about kissing i cing damjerousy' he j
"Well." she replied thoughtfully,
"1 suppose there must he some foundn-
jtion for it. "
'"I find it difficult to reach any other
conclusion: but. " siie added hastily.
"I always have had the reputation of
being a very fearless girl."
Naturaliy. he felt tiiat it was no
more than right that he should put
this statement to the test. Chicago
A AVarm Friend.
Foley's Colic Cure is very hot, but
when diluted it is a warm friend in
deed to those suffering from bowel
complaint. It never fails. 25c. and
50c. W. H. Coerver, Druggist.
ONE OF GRANTS VICTORIES.
U'n Wob la a Time of PeaceVetoed
aa laflatlaa Dili.
One of Gen. Grant's greatest victories
.vas not won in war. but in times of
profound peace. On April 2S. 1874. he
vetoed an inflation bill which bad passed
both bouses of congress by decided ma
jorities, and back of which were many
eminent republican politicians who
imagined that they saw sure defeat
ahead for their party unless they made
concessions to those clamoring for
"more money." The pressure for the
bill was not all political. Many timid
business men urged the president -to
sign the bill in order to "stopagitotion."
In this trying situation President Grant
showed patriotism wholly above parti
sanship, and a clear conception of sound
. financial principles, unobscured by
j short-sighted notion of immediate
I business expediency.
j He vetoed the bill because in theory
. it would produce inflation. "The the-
ory," he declared, "in my belief is a de
parture from the true principles of
j finance, national interest, national obli-.
i rations to creditors, congressional;
j promise, party pledges on the part of.
both political parties and of personal
views and promises made by me in
every annual message sent to congress
and in each inaugural address."
So far from being a "settlement,"
the bill invited agitation. "Should it
fail to create the abundance of circula
tion expected of it, the friends of the
measure, particularly those out of con
gress, would clamor for such inflation
as would give the expected relief. And'
he defined his general principle in these
pregnant words: "I am not a believer in
any artificial method of making pa
per money equal to coin when the coin
is not owned or held ready to redeem
the promise to pay. for paper money is
nothing more than promise to pay, and
Is valuable exacily in proportion to the
amount of com that it can be converted
The monetary battles of this country
are not yet all fought. Grant's words
and acts should inspire those engaged
n the present struggle.
Oar Monetary Disease.
To safely and permanently maintain
the gold standard requires the remod
eling of our finances. The disease is the
character of the money in the treasury
and in the pockets of the people. It is
in a banking system which congestscur
rency in commercial centers, while cre
ating a dearth in country districts,
which issues a currency which cannot
expand when it ought to ;.nd can when
there is no necessity. It is in compel
ling the maintenance of $100,000,000
gold reserve to float a vast volume of
paper money by the government, which
cannot regulate its issues to meet the
needs of commerce.
The disease cannot be cured by any
makeshift. Senator Donelson Caffery.
Btlverltea Shoald Drop Jefferson.
It is vain to invoke the authority of
Jefferson for the coinage of 50-cent dol
lars or any other debasement of the
if they wish to vindicate their claim to
the title of '"old line democrats," who
have Jefferson for their father, will
have to abandon their idea of free coin
age at the ration of sixteen to one, or
any other rrbitrary rate, but if they
will have :. double standard, make it
thirty-two u one. in order to be honest
in the pays "nt of debts and to conform
to the act ii .1 ratio in the value of the
two metals in the markets of the world,
It being, as Mr. Jefferson says, "a mer
cantile problem altogether." Balti
In .Iniinn Fifty Yenm Abend of I'uf
The exportation of gold under exist-
,ng circumstances involves no danger
to this country, but it is not pleasant
to reflect that the present shipments
iire called for partly to furnish the sup
ply for Japan. It is less than 30 years j
since we bombarded the heathen Jap- I
ar.ese to bring him ton realizing sense
of our higher civilization, and now ap- !
2arent!y Japan is 50 years ahead of a j
large number of our people in thnt prac-
tical and important development of civ- !
ilization which demands that it shall j
take IrO rents t make a dollar. X. Y.
It is a difficult problem, not in theo- j
ry. but in practice, to change the cur- j
sc-ncy system of the country, and will
require the highest skill foi ifsacccm- I
:-:i:shmer.t. Vick-bur-.- fMissA Post. J
( urrlecl tiie i'oisoii i'lve Years.
Charles Kbert. who committed
suicide last Saturdav night bought
the bottle of strychnine with which he
killed himself, live years ago. He got
the drug from Walter Tricky who was
then in the City Drug Store. So it is
evident that the old man was five long
years getting up courage to take the
poison that would send him to eternity.
The register yet in the City Drug
Store, we understand, gives the date
of the inn-chase
As an honest remedy, Foley's Honey
and Tar does not hold out false hopes
in advanced stages, but truthfully
claims to give comfort and relief in
the very worst cases, and in the early
stages to effect a cure. W. H. Coerver,
After Twenty-one Years' Imprison
ment Liberty la Now Promised
STiLLWATERrMiNN., July 1. After
twenty-one years of imprisonment the
Younger brothers, "Cole"and "Jim,"
will be given their liberty. It is under
stood that the State Board of Pardons
will, at its next monthly meeting, act.
favorably upon an application for their
pardon and grant the clemency they
have won by their model behavior dur
ing their long confinement.
The Younger brothers were implicat
ed in the famous "Northfield raid" in
1871, !n which their gang swooped
down on that quiet little Minnesota
town and looted the bank, shooting
and killing its cashier, J. L. Hay ward.
A posse of citizens immediately start
ed in pursuit and ran the gang to
earth, eapturidg the three Younger
brothers and killing two other out
laws. One of the Youngers, "Bob,"
died in prison of consumption ten
Now la Xbe Time
To have your sewing machines repair
ed and adjusted by a reliable and ex
perienced workman. Mr. J. H. Fish
pool, of Jackson, Mo., will be in the
city for a few weeks. Machines re
paired at your residence. Work war
ranteed. Shuttles, parts and supplies
furnished. Leave orders at Philipp
Stoll's tailor shop, Main Street.
References, Judge Koehlei, Win.
Paar, Chris F. Betten, E. W. Flentge,
Dr. Kolston, Ben Gockel, Peter Lehner,
Fritz Miller. julyrt-d2t-wlt.
l'uzzllntc KnttlUh Advertisement.
A London periodical recently offer
ed a prize for the best collection of
unintentionally amusing advertise
ments. Here is a part of one list. It
embodies illustrations of the curious
effect which the misplacing of a cam
ma, or of a word or two, often has
upon the meaning of a sentence:
"Annual sale now going on. Don't
go elsewhere to lie cheated come in
"Wanted, a room for two gentlemen
about 30 feel long and 320 feet broad."
"A lady wants to sell her piano, as
she is going abroad in a strong iron
"Lost, a collie dog by a man on
Saturday answering to Jim, with a
brass collar around his neck and
"Wanted, by a respectable girl, her
passage to Xew York, willing to take
care of children and a good tailor."
"Respectable tailor wants washing
"M. Brown, furrier, begs to an-1
no u nee that he will make up gowns,
capes, etc' for ladies out of their own
"A boy wanted who can open
oysters vith a reference."
"Bulldog for sale, will eat any
thing: very fond of children."
'Wanted, an organist and a loy to
blow the same."
I.ooiuls ISesentstUelJeportThnt He Is
a rost-onice Auctioneer. I
Chiluothe, Mo., July s. Leo Bar-!
ton and .1. L. ewland, editors and;
publishers, and W. L. Watson, car-.
toonist. for the Mail and Star. Chilli-.
ithe's Democratic pajier. were arrest
ed this morning by Sheriff Ed Barton!
of Linn ( ounty. on warrants ciiargmg
tin -in with criminal lilxd.
They were indicted for publishing
the report that 15. F. Carter, the newly
appointed Postmaster at Browning,
had paid''. A. Loomis. the defeated
Republican candidate for Congress.
.'!'"! for his appointment." together
with a cartoon representing Loomis
as an .nil-tinned", sellin;: the office to i
The i-flses will not coin;
uii for trial
until Deeemlx'r. but tl
e new. spy jiel'
' men had In ard that thev had been in
dieted, and demanded iuime'
rest. Thev furnished bond.
( ardnl I hanks. i
We desire to sincerely thank those
who so generously came to our aid ;
after the burning of the toll house and i
the destruction our household effects !
in that lire. The assistance rendered
us at that time came in time of need ,
and we will ever remember the kind
good and generous friends who gave j
liberally to make us comfortable.
H. C. Wagner, Wife
1'hllo Miiitu Head.
Philo Smith, one of the pioneers of
Cape Girardeau county, died a few
days ago at the ripe old age of seventy-six
years. The deceased had been
a resident of this county for nearly
Important IMaeovery of tJreat Inter
eat to tbe Medleal Fraternity.
Mexico City, Mexico, July 8. In
the insane asylum for women here it
baa been observed for some time past
that most of the cases of death were
due to congestion of the brain, super
induced by the large quaniity of the
particular narcotic administered to
the patients to yvercome the insomnia
which is an almost invariable accom-
piraent of mental aberration. Dr.
Lopez Herraosa, who has charge of
this asylum, communicated his ex
perience in this respect to Dr.
Altamirano, principal of the National
Medical Institute, with the request
that, as the institute made a specialty
of the study of Mexican flora, it would
take up the endeavor to discover a
narcotic not liable to produce cerebral
disturbances. Dr. Altamirano was
not long in answering that he knew of
a, substance such as was desired,
which was nothing but an extract from
the seed of the white zapote. This
narcotic has been tried at the insane
asylum for women, with the result that
it has been found to produce a tran
quil sleep, and does net lead to
cerebral congestion, for, since it has
been in use, no case of death from
that disease has occurred. Moreover,
it has been found that this extract,
mixed with the bromides best suited
to erch particular case of insanity,
diminishes the violence of the attacks,
as well as their duration and fre-
quency. This discovery is, therefore,
considered of great importance ta
The Hazor-Rack Hoy;
The razor-back is a breed of hogs
raised in the South before the war,
and still to be found in some localities.
He is built on the Swiss cottage style
ef architecture. His ears lay back
with a devil-may-care air. His tail
has no curl, but hangs limp as a dish
rag. The highest point of his corru
gated back is 10 inches above the root
of the tail. He ignores the 'slow,
stately walk of the Berkshire, and
goes in a lively 2:10 trot. He always
travels as if he were trying to catch
a train which had just whistled for
the station and he had a quarter of
a mile to go.
The thorough-bred razor-back
prowls around the woods, living on
acorns, nuts and roots, and, if neces
sary, can climb a tree like a monkey.
tXvasionally ho crowds under a gate
and assists in harvesting his owner's
corn crop, and if he has any tiinw to
spare from his owner's crop he wil 1
turn in and assist his neighbor,- often
working at night rather than see the
cron snoil for want of attention
never knew the luxury of a sty. He
wouldn't get fat if he could, and is
only tit to kill on the day of eternity.
Crossing the razor-back with the '
blue-blood stock makes no improve
ment. The only successful -ay is to
cross him with a locomotive goinjr
i thirty miles an hour. He then be-
comes an imported thoronsrhbred. and
j the railroad eompany pays for him at
. rtH. a pound. The ham of a razor,
back is almost as juicy as the ham of
;vn iron fire-dog, but not quite as
good eating as sassafras bark. A
man who is authority on razor-backs
say.- a razor-back is the only bird of
piey that is amphibious in its habits
and can lift a gate off its hinges with
out, rutliing a feather. Cottonwood
'alls (Kan. leader.
Illinois cinld I.nbor Law.
An:i.i;., if.l... July 7. The child
labor law is evidently to be jriven a
thorough test in Aurora. To-day war
rants were sworn out by Inspector
Rieger and were served on Charles
Fiiekson. manager of the Automatic
M-'eliini- ( 'nmiianv. ehacine' him v. lth .
i.,. . .' r-,.;,.'- ...
mil l.!i l.aenre. Lotii under lh vear-s
:of age. without parental permits
JustieeA'an Osdell's court this morn-
iit.r T'li'iiin Si'l'iel-rli-i iiTp:ii!ed irnilte
j . i r- j
' as the easiest method of settling the
' matt' r ami paid a light line. J. H.
Holder, however, pleaded in own de-
fense that the law did not list printing
offices with other factories, claiming
they are exempt from inspection. In
speetor Rieger asked for acontinuance
of the ease until Tuesday, that he
iriTisiil ;n :iMornev. The cisea tfjiinst
Alex;indl. K,:nt.. of the Chica. cr-
! set Factory, was continued alsV
i Hurklen's Arnica talve.
i The best salvein the world for cuts,
j bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum. ,
i fever sores.' tetter, chapped hands.
chilblains, corns.and all skin erup
tiins, and positively cures piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money refunded
Price 25 cents per box. For sale a
W C. Hainan's.