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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., Publishers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JULY 31, i897.
Vol. XXII No 15
MISSOURI GOLD FIELDS. SHOT DOWN BY A NEGRO-
THE MISSOURI SLATE.
NOT GAMBLING DEVICES.
THE MAN WITH THE MASK.
Company Formed to Work the nia
cin In Montgomery County.
New Flohence, M.. July 22. At
present it seems as if the southern part
of Montgomery County will liecome
noted for its gold mines. For wars
the general impression has prevailed
that the range of small mountains
traversing the county contained gold.
Various parties liave sjH'nt days in
search of the precious metal. The
discovery reported yesterday was made
by a son of M. A. Bibb, the hardware
merchant, of Americus. a small ham
let on Dry Fork Creek. This ore was
found in a small drain, and is sup
posed to have washed down from the
bluff, l'rof. Swallow, of Fulton, Mo.,
as well as Prof. Broadhead. proffess
or of geology at the state university,
have assayed the find. Th;y pro
nounce it gold and of much value. The
land upon which it was totiml tieiongsJ
to .1. S. Fitzhngh. and he, with M. A.
Bibb and others. hasorgainzed a com
pany to lie-Tin prospectingand mining.
V ork in this direction began yester
day. This section of Montgomery
County is very hilly and broken with
frequent gulches through the larger
hills. Several metals huvelieen found
Fire clay exists in abundance. Thi:
chain of hills is along the .Missouri
Iliyer, a prong following up Lourie
Hiver and Dry Fork Creek,
these hills is the historical
are they who while sunering irom
Kidney Diseases are prejudiced against
all advertised remedies. They should
know that rolev s Kiddev t uit is no
a quack remedy, but an honest guar
anteed medicine for Kidney and Blad
der troubles. W. H. Coerver. Drug-
Too Much to Swallow.
A Kansas City minister recently
created a sensation by delaring in the
pulpit that when a young man reached
the age of 22 and is still unmarried he
should Iri taxed ?loo. If he is a bach
elor at 2i he should Ik- taxed 2(0. and
the tax should 1m- increased at the rate
of SM'HI a year until the man is :tt) years
old. Then, if not vet married, he
ought to Ik- put in the penitentiary
The taxing method is an old plan of
promoting matrimony and was tried
in Maryland as far back as 17;"4. when
bachelors were taxed along with other
luxuries. But it is doubtful if such an
aid toward promoting matrimony
would have the concurrence of the
women themselves. A Chicago woman
dissented di-cidedly from the Kansas
City minister's remarks and said that
from 22 to 2.) years of age a young
man ought to be going into society,
and from 2.1 to 'M he should lie putting
himself in a position to buy a pair of
shoes everv month without becoming
bankrupt. At .''.0 years of age he i
eligible and will almost always soon
luarrv. but if he is unmarried at no
sensible woman ought to have him.
.Missouri Was In It.
New Madrid Missourian: It was
generally supposed by everyone here
abouts that by '"The Lower St. Fran
cis Levee District." was meant that
portion of the district below the Ar
kansas line, and that New Madrid and
Pemiscot counties would get none of
the lienelits of the 77,0iO set apart by
the river commission for the "'Lower
St. Francis District.-' Hut we are in
formed that the commission intended
the S77,inio for repairing and extend
ing the St. Francis district of both
Missouri and Arkansas, and that work
will commence at the upper part of the
levee near It. Pleasant, and the levee
will be raised all along to a uniform
height of three feet above high water
mark, and the cuts and gaps all filled.
This will be a great help to, and give
employment to, many unemployed per
sons, as well as greatly strengthen the
levee and letter protect it against high
water. We have not heard when work
Webster Iavls Invited to Speak.
Washington, D. C, July 28. As
sistant Secretary of the Interior Davis
has accepted an invitation to deliver
an address at the Stanton memorial
exercises to beheld at Steubenvilie,0..
on August 24. A delegation of Steub
enville citizens called upon the Presi
dent to urge him to be present and
make the principal speech, but he was
forced to decline. It was the Presi
dent who suggested Secretary Davis
to the committee.
Heart-burn from excessive smoking,
or from any other cause, is relieved
by the first dose of No. 10, Dr. Hum
phreys' Specific for Dyspepsia. 25c
William Hums Kills Ills Wife und
seriously Wounds a Constable.
Benton. Met.. July 24. Win. Hums,
colored, shot down his wife and an
officer who was with her about lOoVlock
this morning at Commerce. Hums lias
lieen abusing the woman ever since he
married her. three years ago, but re
cently he has leen so violent that she
was forced to leave home. She con
cluded to-day to go to Charleston
where she had relatives, but was afraid
to go home for her clothing, as Burns
had threatened to kill her, so she pre
vailed upon Constable John Watson
to accompany her for protection
When they reached the yard Burns
came in from the street, picked up a
shotgun in the house, and without a
word lired a load of turkey shot into
the Constable. Then turniiiL' around
he shot his wife in the back as she wa
running away, killing her instantly.
He was so close to both victims that
they were powderbu riled.
Watson escaed with seven shots in
his left groin, while a large hole,
inches across, shows where the shot
struck the woman. Thirty-two of them
cam.' through her body and out at her
left breast. An inquest was held and
a verdict returned holding Burns re
sponsible for her death. He surrend
ed immediately alter theshooting, and
was brought here for safe-keeping and
locked in jail. He says he intended
to kill his wife, but had no intention
of shooting the otlht-r.
There was talk of lynching Burns
those of ids own race being wrought
up over the cold-blooded murder, and
a leader was all that was wanting at
the time. Burns was hustled on the
train, which disregarded signals to
stop. Kvervthing is quiet here, but
there is some probability that he will
meet early punishment for his crime,
Watson is resting easy, and his doc
tor thinks he is not dangerously in
Hotly Mow to the Itook Trust.
.1 ekkei(s in. City. Mo.. July 22.
The school text-book commission land
ed another Fitzsimmons blow at the
school-book trusts and combines to
day by rejecting all of the bids re
ceived July 12 for high school hooks,
This action is in line with the rejection
of the bids for the common school
books on Tuesday last. It was just
as unexjiected. too. and the represent
atives of the book houses were taken
unawares. The commission invites
bids for next Tuesday. The rejection
is on the ground of high prices. Audi
tor Seibcrt and other members of the
commission say that the figures must
come down. if tliev have to stay in
session until next I hristmas. Ihe com
mission adjourned until Monday next,
when bids for the common school
books will lxi received.
News Service Extended.
The St. Louis Republic recently
made arrangements with .the cable
companies, whereby direct news irom
all the civilized world are received.
It now prints more authentic foreign
news than any other paper andcontin
ues to keep uji its record for publish
ing all the home news. The outlook
for the year is one of big news events,
fast succeeding each other and they
will .be highly interesting to every
one. The price of The Ilepublic daily
is a year, or 1.."i0 for three months.
The Twh-e-a-Week Ilepublic will re
main the same one dollar a year, by
mail, twice-a week.
Millions in Iteer.
The value of the products of Mil
waukee breweries in l!Hi would make
4.'t"i tons of silver dollars, which, load
ed upon wagons, one ton each and al
lowing fifty feet of space for each
wagon, would make a profession of
ilver laden wagons ten and ninij
tenths miles long. If those dollars
were laid out in a row edge to edge,
they would make a line :12! 2-:! miles
long. If stacked up in a single stack
the pile would lie a little over 21 4-j
miles high. Spread out uiion the
round, edgeto edge, they would cover
a five-acre lield, or make a silver dol
lar sidewalk four feet wide, nine and
one-fourth miles long. If a man were
to count this pile of dollars at the rate
of a minute, working eight hours
a day, it would take him .V0 days, two
and one-half hours to count them.
A Queer (!) Medicine.
Thtre is a medicine whose proprie
tors do not claim to have discovered
some hitherto unknown ingredient, or
that it is a cure-all. This honest
Medicine only claims to cure certain
diseases, and that its ingredients are
recognized by the most skilled physi
cians as being the best for kidney and
bladder diseases. It is Foley's Kid
ney Cure. W. H. Coerver, Druggist.
He and Other American Clergy men
'reached III London.
London, July 21'..-Bishop Tuttleof St.
Louis preached at the parish church,
Kensington, yesterday. The Ameri
can Bishops are in the London pulpits
in great force again. Indeed, nearly
every day hut week, and yesterday,
they were preaching in different parts
of London. On Friday. August ti, the I
Archbishop of t ork will entertain the
Bishops, and out of compliment to the
American church the services for the
transfiguration from the American
prayer book will be used by the York
Viewed from any point the tax-dodger
is a menace to any community or
He is a hypocrite by nature and a liar
by habit. He is a most jiersistent
stickler for the inviolability of othe
men's contracts and a loud-uiouthed
advocate of "honest money to pay
honest debts." He poses in the com
munity in which he lives as an emi
nently respectable citizen when the
assessor and tax collector know him
to lie utterly bad. He fattens off a
country which guarantees to him pro
tection to person and proerty and es
capes paying his proportional share
of the cost by committing perjury when
the assessor visits him. He is not tin-
irequenuy lonnd in the amen corner
of the church and when he drops
nickel in the hat he tries to look as
sanctified as though the whole pan of
salvation was in his keeping. He is
the widow's night-mare and the or
phan's terror. When he lends a dol
lar he takes a mortgage upon the soul,
body and pro'ierty of the mortgager,
and nothing sodelights him as to fore
close under the laws which he is sup
posed to have helped pay to have en
acted and for the machinery that made
it possible for him to rob the helpless.
He thinks that the ieople do not rate
nim at his true worth liutthat they are
deceived, even as he deceived the as
sessor. That time has passed and
from thistime forward he will be strip
ed as Dare as a tree in winter, and his
wickedness will beexposed in the mar
ket and his crimes proclaimed from
the house tops. Marshall Democrat
News. Old IVople.
Old people who require meiiicii.e to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
lind the true remedy in Kleetric 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. Kleetric Bitters is an ex
cellent appetizer and aids digestion.
Old M'ople lind it just exactly what
they m-ed. Price fifty cents jier bottle
at Hainan's drugstore.
Promoted to I'aducah.
Mr. A. I. Meyers, whohasbeen our
eflleient agent here for the I. C. rail
road, and before the purchase, for the
C. O. A: S. W., for the past two years,
has retvntly been promoted to local
freight agent, at an increased salary
and stationed atPadueah. Mr. Meyers
;ind his most estimable wife, who was
formerly of Paducah, have made a
host of friends here who are truly sor
ry to see them leave. Mr. Meyers is
one of the most accommodating and
genial men it has been our pleasure to
meet, and while we give his successor.
Mr. Hartley, of Central City, a hearty
welcome, will miss Mr. Meyers.
Princeton. (Ky. ) Banner.
Missouri Pension Decision
Washington, D. C. July 2. As
sistant Secretary of the Interior Davis
reversed the decision of the Pension
Office to-day in the case of Henry G.
Ballinger, of Camden. Mo. Ballinger,
who was a Captain in the Missouri
militia, was pensioned on August !.
lS!Mi, at 1 a month. On August i:t,
!7, his pension was increased to $
a month.- In 18!H he made an appli
cation for a further increase on ac
count of additional infirmities. The
Pension Commissioner denied his ap
plication. Secretary Davis has re
versed this ruling on the ground that
the evidence in the case fairly shows
the soldier to be entitled to the in
crease. Ballinger will now receive
$20 a month, and also the amount of
the increase from the day on which he
made the application. This will
amount to S420.
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,
Names of Men Selected lor Consulates
by the Congressmen.
Washington, D. C, July 2. The
live Missouri candidates for Consul
ships selected by the St. Louis Con
gressmenJoy, Pearee and Bartholdt
and whose names were submitted to
the President Monday, with the solid
support of the delegation, are:
Judge Boss of Cajie Girardeau.
Mr. ltauchenstein of St. Louis County-
Mr. Henry of Kansas City.
Mr. Musick of North Missouri.
Dr. Hugo StarklofT of St. Louis.
Col. II. C. Kerens has also indorsed
A splendid (lame of Itaseballl Be
tween the l apaliHH and the IHels.
The big game of baseball took place
Sunday afternoon lietween the famous
Capahas and the St. Louis Diels.
Kvery seat in the grand stand was oc
cupied and all the bleacher seats were
The game was called at three o'clock
and the boys began ball playing from
the start. The tight lor supremacy
was hotly contested by both sides. The
Diels play good ball and they did their
best on this occasion, but they proved
too slow for the world beaters. Our
boys knew that they had work to do
and they were on the grounds to do
work. They played better ball than
they ever played liefore. and when the
game ended the score stood six for the
Capahas to nothing for the Diels. The
Diels took defeat gracefully and with
out a murmer. They seemed to realize
that they had crossed bats with a club
that was too much for them and they
were willing to admit that they could
not play ball with the Capahas.
The Diels art all nice young men
and we hope they will some day try
our boysagain. but before they do that
they should put in some of their time
on the ball grounds practicing.
MISSOURI SCHOOL BOOK BIDS,
First Lot ltejet-ted and the second
showing Material Iteduetlun.
J ekfekson City. Mo.. July 2ii.- The
Missouri school text-book commission
to-day again received bids from the
publishing houses for the elementary
or common school hooks, the bids re
ceived July 12 having all lieen reject
ed. There were thirty bids in all. and
an estimate madcapproximatcly shows
the wisdom of the commission in re
jecting the first lotof bids. The figures
on to-day's bids, at a most conserva
tive estimate, show a 10 per cent re
duction from the bids of Jul v 12 on re
tail prices and 2d per cent reduction
on the prices now prevailing in the
state under thecontract made six years
ago. the exchange price, under to
day's bids, is practically cut in two,
the lowest estimate of the reduction
from the bif's of July 12 being .TO per
The commission, after receiving the
bids, proceeded to tabulate them, and
it will be several days before contracts
are awarded. It fs believed that
awards will be made, as the commis
sion has succeeded in getting such a
material reduction in the prices of the
books for the common schools. Bids
will be received to-morrow for the high
Her Kltchtieth Hlrth-llay.
John Thomas and family, Mrs. An
ton Ketter and daughters, accompanied
by several others went to Kelso Sun
day morning to attend the celebration
of the eightieth birth-day of Mrs. Ka
terina Thomas. They found gathered
at the old lady's residence Gust
Schiecht and family of St. Louis, Matt
Thomas and family and a large num
ber of friends. Although eighty years
of age Mrs. Thomas appeared as
sprightly as a lady of only forty. She
was glad to have her children and
grand-children with her on the oc
eassion of the eightieth anniversary
of her birth.
Hying From Constant sleep.
JOPLIN, Mo., July 2. A sleeping
woman is one of the mysterious feat
ures of the Jasper County poor farm.
Three weeks ago Mrs. Pink Dyas was
taken to the County Hospital at the
poor farm for treatment and attention.
She was affected with some strange
nervous ailment which puzzled the
physicians. She slept constantly, and
could be aroused only with the great
She has been sleeping ever since,
ad is gradually wasting, away, de
spite the efforts of the best physicians.
She can occasionally be kept awake
long enough to drink a glass of milk,
which is about the only nourishment
she can take. While awake she is
perfectly rational, but it is impossible
for her to remain awake longer than
two or three minutes at a time.
Judge McAfee's Killing itegardlng
slot Machines at Springfield, Mo.
Spkinukield. Mo., July 2. The
July term of the Greene County Crim
inal Court opened to-day, and in his
instructions to the grand jury Jud-e
McAfeecreated rauchsurprise by hold
ing that slot machines are not gamb
ling de.'ices. The court instructed the
grand jury to not return any indict
ments fortheoperation of the machines,
as such bills would be held inv.ilid.
This decision is provoking much
comment, particularly among the
ehurch people, as the Ministers' Alli
ance opened an anti-saloon and gam
bling crusade here last spring, and
almost every pmpit in Springfield has
been preaching against the slot ma
chine since that time. Sunday after
noon union meetings were begun in
many churches to agitate the question
of temperance and good morals, and
then followed the organization of a
civic federation, whose chief aim was
the suppression of the slot machine.
For weeks at every meeting of the
City Council the Law and Order Lea
gue, an organization of ministers, ap
peared in a body and askedthe Mayor
to have the ordinances against gamb
ling and the illicit sale of whisky en
forced. About seventeen slot ma
chines are running in mis city, anu
the ministers, despairing of any rem
edy through the municipal authorities,
had hoped that the Criminal Court
would so interuret the statutes as to
suppress these devices.
Judge McAfee instructed the grand
jury to inquire into the records of the
County Court and find out why the
County Surveyor had been paid a sal
ary several hundred dollars in excess
of the compensation allowed that offi
cer fir his services as road commission
er. The court informs the jury that had
the surveyor been employed every day
of the year as road commissioner he
could not have earned half the money
which the records show he has re
ceived. Marketing Nebraska Wheat.
OMAHA, NEK., July 27. New grain
has commenced to move in Nebraska
in enormous quantities. The Burling
ton carried out of the state 1.T0O cars
of wheat yesterday and ."It HI cars of
corn. The latter is last year's crop
that is now being moved since the new
crop is assured. Other roads in Ne
braska carried largequantities to-day,
and a vast number of cars are report
ed the various sidings in the state for
shipment. This demand for cars, to
gether with the demand for coal from
the West, is giving railroads in this
state all they can attend to. The oper
ating departments declare that while
the traffic will lie the largest' in the
history of the state, they do not an
ticipate more business than they can
handle with the increased rolling stock
prepared for the season. In all shops
in the state the employes are working
day and night.
Hones of a Mastodon.
Miami, I. T., July 27. The lower
jawbones of a mammoth and three jaw
teeth of a mastodon in an almost per
fect state of preservation were taken
from a sulpher spring near Miami to
day. The discovery was made while
cleaning out the spring. The whole
ireass of the mammoth was visi
ble at one time, and could have been
recovered, but it was decided not to
move it until arrangements can oe
made for a plaster mold. A half
bushel or more Indian spearheads of
the stone age were also found. The
pring is located in a bog, and the
theory is advanced that these huge an
imals went there for water, and be
coming mired up in me muu were
slain by Indians or some race now-
extinct. There is no way of determin
ing how long the remains have lain
there, but the best geologists say per
haps more than thousands of years.
The remains were taken charge of by
Col. W. C. Lykins, who will ask the
Smithsonian Institution to further in
vestigate the matter.
Kx-(iov. Crittenden to Return
Mexico City, Mex., July 2. Ex-
Governor T. T. Crittenden, the retir
ing United States Consul General,
with Mrs. Crittenden, is preparing to
return to the United States. They in
tend to start for Kansas City on Mon
day. Mr. Crittenden has been in
Mexico for four yearsand two months.
It is not his intention to go into busi
ness in Kansas City, nor will he be a
candidate for gubernatorial or sena
Have Yon Kidney Trouble!
A 50c. trial bottle of Foley's Kidney
Cure will prevent serious results from
this usually fatal disease. W. H.
A Maine UuHrryman Had ills Fare
A mysterious figure, with an inde
scribable atmosuhere of horror about
it. may b seen in a quarry at North
It is that of a workman, who wears
perpetually a black mask. He does
his work almost like any other man,
but never utters a word. The men
move about him and speak to him and
behave as if he differed in no wise from
one of them.
But the stranger, when he sees this
silent man with a black mask in place
of a face, feels a cold chill run down
his back. The few visitors who have
seen hiin will never forget their ex-periem-e.
The truth is that he has no face. His
name is John MacDonald. Ten years
ago, when he was working at his pres
ent tiade, he fell a victim to a terrible
A shower of broken stone driven
by dynamite struck him. His face was
literally blown off. Kyes, nose, teeth
and a large portion of both jaws were
It seemed a miracle that he should
live, but he was a man of splendid
physique, and he did. The pain, the
exhaustion, the slow healing of these
terrible wounds would have killed a
dozen ordinary men. The doctors had
a iilieral education in treating him.
They had a better opportunity thai
occurs once in a century of studying,
the nerves, anatomy and pathology of
a living human head.
The threads of flesh and skin that
surrounded the wound were closed as
well as possible over the great gap.
But when the best had been done and
the patient had practically recovered,
the sight was sickening. If MacDon
ald had gone abroad with that awful
scar in place of a face, with the shat
tered bones of the jaws and nose half
exposed, he would have horrified all
persons with a vestige of sensibility.
He would doubtless have excited pity,
but it would have been a miserable?
thing to do.
A mask of black cloth was rnde for
him. It extends from the top of the
forehead to the throat and is strapped
on securely in two places, above the
ears and around the throat. It serves
both to spare the feelings of others
and to protect the scar.
l'he mask follovs roughly the out
lines of a fai-e. leaving depressians
for the eyes, a nose and a hole for the
mouth. He is able to masticate food
slightly with the remains of his jaw.
COMMENT ON JAPAN'S PROTEST.
Uritlsh I'ress Makes the Most ol. An
London, July 27. The "St. James'
Gazette, " commenting upon Japan's
protest in the Hawaiian matter, says:
"According to Kuropean usage, it
amounts to a threat to resist the trans
fer of the archijielago by force, aud is
equivalent to warning the United States
that they must give up their views as
to Hawaii or prepare for war. It does
mean just so much in the mouth of Ja
pan, though the Americans do not
seem to think so. But they have sueh
odd ideas of diplomatic language that
they are no great authorities."
The "Pall Mall Gazeette" says:
"We have said from the first that it
is no concern of Great Britain whether
the United States annexes Hawaii or
not, but Japan's protests should give
the American jingoes something to
think about. It remains to lie seen
whether American opinion will ratify
the annexation policy. If it does the
matter will become important, for Ja
pan has a powerful navy: and if it
does not. Secretary Sherman, and, at
any rate, President McKinley will
think twice before inviting the Japan
ese navy touo tne miscnieiit unuouoi
The "('lobe,'' after referring to the
cynical insolence of the American
"Should it be our misfortune to enr
gage in a quarrel with our kin beyond
the sea we must seize Hawaii immedi
ately. The state oi things against
which it is necessary to take pre
cautions now is the by no means re.
mote contingency of a war between the
United States and a European power
able to take Hawaii, which would be
come a strategic point oi great lm
portance against ourselves. If Japan
abdicates or commutes her rights, it
is the clear duty of this country to in
terfere, even at the risk of another
abusiv dispatch from Sherman."
A Warm 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