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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO.,
I T is the talk of the hour. We are happy to inform you
that we have made a RlChf STRIKE, not the
coveted metal, but of the largest and most complete line
of Dry Goods, Notions, Gents' and Ladies' Furnishing Goods
Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats
Winter wear that evei crossed the Mississippi River.
Our buyers are always on guard watching the market for
bargains, and through't their foresight all our new stock- was
bought before the new tariff bill was passed, therefore our
prices for the fall and winter "season will remain as low as
ever. Behold the prices for the season;
Clothing for the Big, the
E - """ -:' : Zrs-gr- Irii ., opportunity of securing such I
rr4 -.V- fl5Sg bargains as we offer' th?s' - fall. I
M U : - b. bared the market until
j.-r .A ;V .J
Cenuina Imported all wool Clay ,
Worsted, in black and blue,
both in round and square cut
' sacks, worth $10, 'our price... $7 50
.Genuine Grand Army blue in
states or middlesex blue flan
nel, square or round cut and
changable buttons, only . . 37 50
Beautiful all wool brown plaid
suits. worth810 at...,..... $7 50
Beautiful all ' wool grey pla&
suits, worth $10 at . .. .J$7 50
A beautiful plaid worsted 'sold
- as special bargains by all our.
competitors at $10, go at...... $7 50
Talk 'about nice, good and nobby
suits, but you will never believe it
possible until yon see the line of suits
we are showing at $10.00. In this line
Old Gralige Store Stand,
South end Main St.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. MO,
APE -v I
AS IT YAS AND
RE risinal "District of
Cape Girardeau,". under the
apamards, was oounaea
north by La Riviere a la
Pomme ' which since the advent of
English-epeaking iople has drooped
in length and grandeur, to plain Ap
ple Creek), on the eonth by Ti
wappater Bottom, east by ' the Misr
sissippi Kiver, and fronting said river
about 30 miles: west indefinitely. This
territory originally was . occupied
' by the Shawnee and IJolaware Indians,
who had several towns within its
limits. As one of - the five original
districts of the District of Louisana,
, Cape Girardeau forms one of the earl
iest settlements of Missouri, dating as
far back as 1793.
The name Girardeau is supposed to
be derived from that of Ensign Siewe
Girardob. who from 1704 to 1720 was
stationed with the royal troops of
France at Kaskaskia, and after re
- signing his position with the army
liecarae a Buccsssful trader with the
Indians in this section. Bnt Girarhoh
was a trader. and not a settler, and it
is a French-Canadian, Don Louis
Lorimier, to whom the honor -of mak
ing the first permanent settlement is
due. ; Lorimier arrived in Sie. Gene
" vieve about 1787, and moved to Cape
' Girardeau in 1793, where he' after
wards was commander of the Cape
. Girardeau Post. ' About 1795 Spam
. thought it was advisable to populate
Louisiana as a barrier to. the English
. in Canada, and accordingly offered
great inducements to Bettlers, especi
ally to those from the United States.
She preferred the latter on account
of their prejudices against the English.
. ; Under the indueemcnta fferd, people
from North Carolina, Virginia, Ken-.tn-.'ky
and other States came to Upper
Not the Klondike of the frozen region but the
and Groceries, for Fall and!
Little, the Thick and
ILelhin, the Long and th
, Short. We have clothing to fi
i all fc the prices -and be- con
i v vinced.
, . v.-.- ii. i.iuuui, oiacit, uiuc, urowu aim lau.i
'air? - Micr uviurenavBuw ueouio
hit of Southeast Missouri had theiX
3we can give you values tnat you!
the prices and come and see the'
goods we will surprise you.
A renl servicablo twilled
gold mixtsuit, size34to42 2.50i
A real hummer, red brown .
cheviot suit, size 34 to
ST 42 at.-...,,.....-;..:
patterns size 34 to -42.
Real wool suits, our great
drive in 5 different pat-
. terus, nice dark grey,
black worsted, cheviot
in grey, brown plaid and -pery
Treco, they are ali -
. worth $7.00, our price.. $5 00
we have all the latest novelties shown
this season. Ted different styles and
patterns. Call and seethetji they are
kitters for our would be competitors.
At $12 we show all the latest, things
in imported novelties both casimeres
and worsted. Call and be convinced.
Child's 2 piece suits.
A servicable cheap suit, 6 to 10
years, at $ 75
A real corker, former price $1.50
6 to 13 years, at 1 00
Nice wool suits worth $2, 6 to 13 -
years, at .. 1 25
Good-all wool, a real hummer,
6 to 14 years, at....'...... 2 00
Something that makes friends,
6 to 14 years, at P. ........ 2 50
R ARDE AD
AS IT IS TO-DAY.
- Louisiana in large numbers. Of these
:the great majority located in Cape
j Girardeau District, . which 8oon be
' came the most populous section in
ithe whole province. This was the
first purely American settlement west
of the Mississippi River. In 1799 the
population of the district numbered
416 whites and 105 slaves. During
the same year there were produced
510 bushels of wheat and 16,000 bush
els of corn. " "
In 1813 Cape Girardeau District was
ucceeded by Cape Gsrardeau County,
and a new seat of justice was estab
lished, which still remains the county
seat.' This town was laid off in 1815,
and named Jackson, in honor of "Old
! Hickory," who had just achieved his
famous victory at JSew Orleans. Cape
G irardeau, lying to the east of . Bol
linger, and between Stoddard and
Scott counties on the south, and Per
ry County on the north, is one of the
river counties of Southeast Missouri.
A prevalent idea of this county is
that a great part of it is ewampy and,
therefore, unfit for agricultural pur
poses. This impression is gained no
doubt from the view travelers
get from the railroad car window, but
it should be remembered, that Tail
roads, to avoid grading, seek the low
est levels for their io?. This idea
would be readily dispelled could those
people take a drive over the county's
50 miles of graveled roads, which are
kept in perfect condition. The finest
read in the State is that from Cape
Girardeau to '.Jackson. This and
the Scott Count;? road are kept in con
dition by the toll system. The others
are free and all paid for. There is
scarcely any land in the county that
is not susceptible of being tilled. The
most of it is of a rolling character
GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1897.
Our line of 2 piece suits for children
from 82.50 to- $5.00 comprise all the
new things and late novelties. See
Boys' 3 piece suits,
Coat, Vest and Pants, 12 to 18 years.
In this line we are head-quarters for
bargains. ' .
A real nice Sunday suit, part
. wool......... 8 2 50
See that line of suits we show at $3 50
they are hummers.
Do not fail to sue that beautiful Clay
Worsted suit in black for confirma
tion, it is a hummer, oniy 8?- 00
Don't fail to see that beautiful line of
Youth's Buits at prices from- 4 to
$10.50, tliey are eye openers.
Are we in it in thU .line? Well,, well,.;
read tlie oricss and then 'come and see ,
.for yourself.- -'
: CO fine Beam kersey overcoats in :
black, tan and brown color, would be '
cheap at 88, our price $5.00. j
A genuine importea kersey, stno.tiy
, ,i,-o i in iwi !
6 T 'l . ,,i v,it
nn& ?Jf coat' 8n?ine chnS
jj,- Trcl! ,7n
, . - .'Vm ' i
tat $10, $12 and $14, means- to buy
them. Call anJ see them. -
' Men's and Boy's every day working .
coats. We have them and at prices
that are killers to our competitors, in
aucK lined -with flannel, in jeans, cot-
one side and duck on the other. Call
and examine them.
Odd Pants and Working Pants. We
have some rare bargains in jeans and
casimera pants. - Genuine Humbolt
jeans pants in brown and grey at $1.50
A splendid all wool Hairlino casi
mereat1.50. A real killer in nice stupid goods
At $2.50 we show some of tLo new
novelties in plaids and striped asi
meres. For 3.00, 3.50 and 4.00 dollars we
give you the genuine Globe Mill Paht
fngs. They are corkers. D Call and
see them. ' '
Hat and Cap'Dep't.
In this department in would be ut
terly impossible to quote yon prices,
but if you will call and examine our
and the remainder is almost perfectly
Lands in this county are cheap, and
emigration investors and manufac
turers are encouraged, n addition
to the advantages as an agricultural
and fruit country there are in the
county thousands of acres of heavey
timber. From facts and figures gath
ered from millers, farmers and deal
ers, it is esiimated that the county
produces annually 3,000,000 bushels
of wheat, 2,000,000 bushels of corn,
1,000,000 bushels of oats, 25,000 tons
of hay, 6,000 bushels of clover seed,
50,000 bushels of apples and -large
quantities of peaches and other fruits.
There are beds of the finest fire clay
and many quarries of lime and other
stone, some of which are being exten
sively worked. Cape Girardeau,
however, is distinctly an agricultur
al county, and for this section of the
State, which has been so little devel
oped, a populous one. -
Besides the transportation facilities
offered by the river there are 80 miles
of railrord in the county. The St.
Louis, Cape Girardeau and Fort
Smith road, '"better known as the
Houck line, runs from CapeCirardeau
southwest through the county a dis
tance of 28 miles. The Belmont
branch of the Iron' Mountain system
runs across the' southwest corner of
the county and nas a branch to Jack
son, near the center, a total- of 40
miles. .The Cotton Belt line also pen
etrates the southern portion of the
county for ten miles. .
Cape Girardeau - is now a city .of
7,000 population. She has splendid
shipping facilities! both by rail and
river, good, . substantial business
houses, 5 miles of graded, macadam
ized and granitoid streets, good side
walks; a la.ger number of comfortable
brick residences than any town of its
size in the . State; splendid churches j
and societies, magniwxnt schools ana
colleges, street - car system, water
works and electric lights; large maira
facturing plants, wholesale and retail
line you will surely be convinced that
we are le&aere in inis as wen as every
other department. We invite you for
your own good.
Cloaks and Capes.
, - t. 1
new tariS bill went into effect. We I
bought ours before and have them allj
in at prices that will surprise all. '
Fine black cape nicely braided, satin I
fad only $1.50. . I
Fine black beaver cape nicely braid- !'
ed well worth $3.50, our price 82.50.
Her is nnn for thn ld Indies, extra
lone-black beaver 4 rows of braid firi
collar, all sizes worth $5.00. our price I
' Nob tilush cape fur trimed (ur fig-
ure atlk lining worth 87.80, our price!
l-hite thev last $3.95,
j pie 8ilk trimed
Mountain goat fir, changable silk lin-
nfnrseis toeeverynfine8t'-Bt.-8t quality
aiiir trimt linori aHth t.hp at miftiitv
of silk worth $20.00, our price $12.25. (anything in this line? If so we are I
Childrens - jackets, come and see agents foi" one of the best manufae
them, all the way from $1.75 to $10.00. (turers in the west Come and get our
- (prices, they are surprisingly low.
A Stream of Newness. (Shoes.
The world of-textiles is a tribute to ! This department is a store in itself,
our etore. Will you enjoy these- first jwe have a real BhWtore.
showings for the season now upon us? ; CHILD'S SHOEa-Seefiose beau
Dress Goods, New Wraps, New Un- j tiful shoes for the babies.
derwear for Gents, Ladies and Chil- Nice black French kid, patent tip, 6ize
dren.-:. To-morrow will, be a good j j to 5 .....50c
chance for you to look around and Beautiful Oxblood, hand turned, size
seethe display I tan ana winters
New Dress Goods.
Busy times in Dress Goods now.
Fall costums are being bought. The
new fabrics and styles in the many
novel designs and colorings are re
ceiving much attention. : 1 x
mercantile established ments with large
capital and a splendid trade; good
sound banks and a prosperous Build
ing and Loan Association.
While his is true Cape Girardeau
was burdened; Is yet;: bnrdened by
that "uight mare" foggyism or oon
servatism. -- . - '
' ''- ' .." CITY 'ifTNANCE. : ' "
The city has a first-ciass paid fire
department, which is divided into four
division, one in each ward, each di
vision having a- hose cart and 00 feet
of hose. Ttje active members are the
chief, assistant chief, two hose direct
or and ' ten members. They drill
regularly and do some fine work.
The total assessable wealth of the
city for 1895 is of real estate. $717,030;
personal, $194,980; total, $912,010. The
total rate, of taxation for all purposes
is $1.50 on the $100 valuation. This
seems high, but it is not so high when
it is considered that the real estimated
wealth of the city is in real estate $2,
100,000. personal $395,000; total, $2,
495.000. V . . '
" In 1896 "there Was a total of 10 per
cent increase in the assessable wealth
of the city, showing'' how marked the
improvement, in the face of Presi
dential elections, Panics and Strikes,
the City's Finance is in splendid con
dition. By a close' and economical
administration, of the City Fathers,
there is now a good balance in the
City Treasury amountiEg.'to nearly
gCITViOITICEKS. : .
- William H. Coerver MayorijBen
F. Davis, Attorney; Rudolph Babn,
Police Judge; John A. Weber, Mar
shal; - Christian , -Hirsph, . Collect,-;
William H. Wilier, Assessor; Nicho
las Wichtericb," Treasurer; Geo. E.
Chappell, City Clerk; Jno. F. Schwep
ker, Auditor; Walter S. Albert, Port
Warden: Fred. Brunke, Street Com
missioner: Valentine Fischer Sexton;
Jas. B. Nesmilh, City Engine.- j
See the List of Prices.
Pieces 3-4 half wool Alpaca,.
".7 l-2c. J
" 3-4 wool novelties...
" 38 inches wool novelties ie,
" 36 inch, imported novelties 50e.
" 48 inch, imported novelties tiOc.
1 worth SI. 00.
" 40 inch, black novelties bought
at the great fire sale worth 4oc.
.our pricce....-.;.. . ...2oc.
" 40 inch, extra fine Brocade Mo-',
hair, Ely Walker priee-SOe. whole-
' sale, our prica.w. ,..-.-.;.."-. .75c.
!r - r rv n n i-
i-uiiic4oww ... .
We buy these direct from the nr.IIr.
Our 4)Hce always -please.
'All wool red Twill..
! All wool red Twill better.
i All wool white Twill
tWhito shaker Flannel...
..16 l-2c. .
. " oc.
'.l t 1 9 '.
i Ladies flannel skirt patterns
! mHlt Wna whilA it last at. . . 3A
t n . ' r 1
tJtira v oz. wool p yuv -lor.. .w
CiU'Oiae isl !;lack rib . 5 . to 8 1-2,
j!. per paiti ; ' .- ; ;. inants aa3 vesta in natural grey and
Extra quality, beavy 6oUoa.2x2 .SV 15c. per .-ntT-fMt
black U c grade for . ,. 10c , hUd ; t 6Car,et 3-c
.Children wool hose 5x9 heavy rib
double kne -'t , " .
iLadies black brindle hose. . ....... .;C. , HanCJerchieTS. .
! Ladies heavy rib hose.. ........ 8 l-c. ; . !...'
The best bargain ever offered, extra p Bnrgam9 m this department M
- firm hlaclr oofton hose bought direct i doz, no two n-Uku at 25e. cn" the dol-
frnm factorv worth 63.50 wholesale.
our price............ .25c. per pair.
Mens rib top socks............ 5c
Mens heavy wool socks worth I., ftnd
20c. go V .':: '''', "'
"Mens natural wooi notop bocks wurtu i45c to $1.00.
2.5c. for. ......... ......15c.; .
Come and see tllem. "
fTrUnKS, VallSeS, .. 'r
I flHria and TeleAcones. Do Tou need
i to 5 . 50e
A real beauty, black with fancy stitch-
ing, 1 to 5.. 50c
Genuine hand turned, white silk stitch
ing, size5to8 :.$1 00
Same as abov, size Si to 11 .... fl 25
See our great line of MISSES' and
BOYS' SHOES, they comprise all the
best custom made goods for durability
LEADERS OF LOW PRICES .
' CITY STREETS.
The streets of Cape Girardeau are
often severely criticised by visitors to
Cape City. But these criticisms are
too frequently premature. Some of
the streets of this city are models of
cloanline8sr health and beauty, the
paving being of the most .improved
kind. ...-Jo.--' .: . ;.
The most prosperous and the most
economically managed railways are
those having the smoothest and most
substantial roadbeds. The most pros
perous and the most economically
managed cities ar-e those having the
smoothest, cleanest, most sanitary and
most easily repaired thoroughfares.
The day is past for a progressive city
to tolerate poor pavements. ,
Cape Girardeau is far ahead in the
matter of streets. She, in this regard,
has many advantages over larger
cities where costly experiments have
been made with various materials.
Macadam is cut to pieces under ordi
nary traffic, is always either muddy
or dusty, is very unsanitary, ' and of
all roadways is the most expensive to
keep in .thorough repair. The ques
tion of wooden blocks making a pave
ment is no longer debatable, i.ight
miles of wooden block pa vetnenU have
fully demonstrated the fact that wood
is neither sanitsry nor durable as a
paving material, and the experiments
in this material have proved excess
ively costly to the taxpayers. The'
best paved city in the . United States
to-day is Buffalo. N. Y. Buffalo has
200 mils of . asiihalt streets. Tea
years ago paving was done in New
York City in the proportion of thirty
miles of granite blocks to miles of as
phalt In 1896 'ew York City laid
thirty miles of asphalv to two miles of
granite, and in 1897 every street-pav
ing contract m rsew ieric CityuaUs
for asphalt. Fifth avenue, the finest
residence street m America, wm oe.
covered with an asphalt pavement be
fore scow ines, and Broadway, the
street carrying the heaviest traffic-Jof
Vol. XXII No 23
t -jo a Si
the now coveiues in siu beei
and hsl in srreecs. oxl loods. tans
and blacks with stock and patent tips.
, high cut shoes in luco and button ail
ithe newest; things in preen," tan os-
bloods, piirnls and black, lipped and
; unripped in Vontury. coin, opera-' aad
jcommonsense toes. To see and ecx-
amino our line of shots means that
I y0U wiu buy what you need in the
shoe lin? o'us.
MEN'S .SHOES from the common
piow gboe to best hand made.
, Call and examine our stock o! Mens
Shoe?;, lioots and l.Uboer t.OOdS.
'i You are sure to find what you want.
Underwear. ; ;v'
i Ladiei Muslin UimJeiVf ear cheaper
than ever before. Come f.nd see what
a handsome- line of it we can ; show
'you. - -
1 Indies Ifnit Underwear.
'vests, long seeves Ijc.-
i vaiSO. , ty . yuy-uu -
;t;; r v , ir.A
tL"5 naro litii jos.a
woi-th one -third . morn
than wa ask, our pnce-J3. eacn.
icr flrivn in chiltlr(.ris underwear.
Iq thu department we have a
variety to select frim at prices
iBIanketS. . . 11
J 'Never ba'ore has there been 6-3 many
WanketB sold in the same length of
time. 29.) pair already - disposed of.
We have succeeded in getting another .
case of those 10-4 white blankets that
we sold so cheap. You know the
price. Come and get them. .
Groceries. , ,
We carry a complete Una of grocer-'
ies, queunsware and glas$wars. Don't
forget this department, it is a eom--piete
store in. itself. .
We buy all kindo of fariii' prd"Cf;'
such as chickens, wool.tm-kcys. geese' -ducks,
dried fruits, feathers, tallow,
rags, potatoes, butter, eggi. bacoa
and lard, in fact everything the farmer
brings to town. Once more extending
a 'jordial Invitation ' to OEe anj all
and thanking our many friend for
their liberal patronage and asking
a continuation of the same. ?i
! anv street in Xew Yok. will filan
.be pared with asphalt bufare another,
. Cape Girardeau should now turn
her attention to side walks, and make
thfcm conform to her 6piendid streets.
The low death rato of Capo Girar
deau, and the healthful conditions of
every section of the city is undoubted
ly due in large measure to the clean
streets. . j . . -
' r ' " -" CHCliCHES.' , ' :
There are nihe briok chnrcbes in
Cape Girardeau, nearly all of which
are handsomely furnlsshed, and the
church attendance is unu?na!ly large
for a town of this size. -
: ' ' SCHOOLS. .'
. Cape Girardeau is b'ee;d with good
schools. The State Normal, St. Vir
cent's College- and st. Vincent's
Youug Ladies Academy are among
the best schools in the Sute. ..
; TRADE REVIEW, :
'. PA1JJT tVCKK3. - : ' -
"THE JJa'ttos on Paint Company, J.
A. Matteson, presidt-Dt,. ovn and
Operate two paint mills here which,
have a capacity of 2,.":00 turn por an-,
num and etnployy 25 'man. Thtv
manufacture wood . fiil.ng. -yellow'
ochre, pruning msttria!?. .kalsominc
venetion red and marblec'ust and Lim
a ready sale Tor all thsir aroducts.
The J'atteon Co.. aw; l.irge jobl-ers'
and mal:9 heavy bLipnients, theli
product Snc's a res c.y u.iiktH in Th&
East and We?t. This in one of Cape
Girardeau's large.- indusUu.
''. - '. WOOl, AND -UJI'i'S. -
APE:'GIP.AliDEA C holds high
rank as. a . ffcippsr ;f this
class of xerchat!i'!i:'K. Tbe tradn
is ia a healthy, c.ndit-oi and tii;
ments conticuo large. Priori paid
here are as high- g ds warrant
and ready sales can always be had