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; TADE-REVIEW, ;
.Tfl Una nf hnsltiaaa no nositivelv in-
' i dicate tne condition of the times
- as hardware. S It is the first to fe&l
tiw effect of the dawn of prosperity
and the last to'-, yield to depressing
goods that are articles of utility that
are needed by farmers, artisaas, me
chanics and laborers for th produo
- lion of material things that , create
wealth and are of daily necessity. In
other words, a large class of people
use these jrooda to make mooy before
they spend it.- It has been retotrmzed
for years that the iron trade is the
pulse of the country. A" careful in
quiry at thes? houses develops the
fact that they are not waiungrortrade.
' but the past throe months have shown
thelareest husiness of any eorrespond-
- . ina: period of the year in the history
of the city.
... The amount of hardware handled by
one hardware house alone almost ex-
. coeds belief. .,.
With the growth of the country trib
utary to Cape Girardeau has come , a
. great amount of building which has
oeen reueccea in a corresponding ue-
marnl lor builders' hardware.
. By the term "builders' hardware"
is comprehended nearly one-half of
the articles sold by hardware houses;
. cr, fc.f.t, tiild.'rs' hardware is the
broalh of life to the hardware trade.
. The development of builders' hardware
has kept pace with the growth of the
country. Builders' hai-dware is the
- breath of life to the hardware busi
ness and is no lonjrer a thins- of
cheap door locks and iron hinges, but
has grown to be an art as well as . a
business. The hardware trimmings
. Jor line private residences and sky
. scraping's office buildings are things
. of thought ana study, or special ar
tistic design carefully patterned after
some school ol ornamentation of
elaborato fiinish the product of train
ed tlesis-ners and ski I ten workmen.
The presentation and sale of it requires
a man of artistic sensibilities and
correct perceptions, and far away
among the jungles of the "Wooly
West, " the breezy plains of Kansas
, . and the forests of Missouri have 4he
influence and education extended to
tho farmers, whoso cottages and vil
lage homes have the newest and best
in the line., - -; ' ; '
So cosmopolitan is Cape Girardeau
; and so far-spreading its influence and
-Its trade 'in , the hardware line :tbat
side by side in the warehouses may he
seen the plow, single trees and hames
. that suggest the fields of snowy cotton
and waving green cane of the South
. along with the steel forks and rakes
that tell of th3 golden grain ripening
iroro Missouri. : -
, Cans Girardeau is the best and
: cheapest market for this product in the
' BRICK MANUFACTURE. :.
"THERE are three large brick plants
, ' here, which have a combined capao-
. vy 01 8omez,wu,ouu oncss per season
. There is ah nbundance of -fine; red
: Sclav, and hrifk nf th finnsf. miatitv
is manufactured very cheaply. They
fsfcean be sold on board cars at $5, and
put in the wail for from $6.50 to $7
nr thmmsand. Tt 1 i'.ijt - nhnnt
... i - . . . .
cheap to erect brick as frame build
ings here,, whicli accounts for the
preponderance of brick buildiDgs
There is also found near the city
large deposits ot nre and potters' clay
and silica. .;. - '.'-. -'-, :;
Cape Girardeau has no industry
kilns. In colored brick particularly
they have sf reputation for- producing
. a very superior article in th shades
of colors named heretofore, of. abso
lute uniformity of color. The Cape
-Girardeau plants have a high reputa
tion among builders Had architects of
-every State and territory in the Union.
GROCERIES. " J
COME idea of the business of Cape
" Girardeau may be gained from
the following figures, furnished by the
S. Albert Grocer -Company, wholesale
grocers and .commission' merchants.
They paid during the year 1895 , for
freight received by river . h'isw
.$23,640. Th-v.' shipped by i-ivt-r
. duriag l$'.o .'W.OtiQ barrels of linn.
4.030 lard tierces. J.gOO. coops o
poultry, , 500 eases of c' r. iIOO.OOO
pounds of dried hides. ; 1,000 .hags of
bran. 30,00 pounds of wool. 5,000
pounds of feathery, 200sacks of clover
' J . : - - ' -'
This year there is an' Increase in
freight received of 20 per cent, and
an increase of 12 per cent, in ship
ments. When it is borne (u mind that
these figures show tlw volum ot busi
ness don by only om; concern out of
( several some conception' may; be ob
tained of ibelargproportiniis reached
by this branch of buifinegg hre. The
. business is constantly increasing.
- There is a constant demand for staples
,, and fancy goods. S., Albert Grocer
Co., is a land mark ,of business n-,
tegrity this house was established
years ago", it has increased and pros
pered. , Until to day it is a Gibaralt-a
f strength in Canu Girardeau busi
ness worirf. ,
NSURANCE companies ara - well
represented hero such staunch
companies as v.. V;
Liverpool-London & Giol-- ;
Aetna Norwich t-n-jon. .'.:.
New York Underwriters Agency,;
American of Philadelphia. -Hanover.
Insurance of North America.
' Fire Association of Philadelphia. .
Contineniiil of N. Y. .
I'ennsylvsnia of Philadelphia.
St, Paul Pira and Marine. . - I
National Fire of Hartford. :: :.
Phenix of llrooklvn.
Fidelity and Casualty Co. ; .
American surety Co. ; . -Standard
Accident Co. " - '
This covers nearly the enure range
of- fnsurancoi. Fire, Cyclone, Accident,
Fidelity, Steam Boiler, , Plate Glass,
Employes Liability, Hank Burglars,
Wcbool Bonds, in fact every variety
of insurance. The amount of insur
ance capital represented ;hene is In
round figures $185,000,000 : as against
- $1,000,000 assessible iroperty. -
PRY GOODS. '
THE dry goodsbusinessduringthesa
: months baa been eminently satis
eaf'tory. In spite of adverse condi
tions there was no falling off in the
trade.. There was a marked shrinkage;
during the fall, owing, probably t
the interest which centered . in " the
presidential election, but there was
sufficient improvement In the spring
and summer txada to ; off set -, this.
Through the months ' beginning with
March to the present time there has
been a.i distinct improvement in con
ditions, and the prospects for a con
tinuation of the excellent fail trade
are promising',.7..,. : " i.' - c '.- -.V
J. here has been a mar kett attempt
made during the year to evade new
territory with such admirable results
that the business of 1897 will be far
the best on record in this lino. This
statement comes from "ii -,- reliable
source, and may be given as authentic.
Cape Girareeau'a dry good Jhouses,
are among the best to be found in the
State, they carry full lines of every
grade and quality of goods manufactured-
The prices are as low r as the
lowest, and in; volume- of business
done, can compare favorable with
cities of larger size.
APE GIRARDEAU is beginning
to have a little boom in the job-
bing and manufacturing of clothing.
While in former years this has not
been regarded as one of this - city's
industries, it has reached a point
where it is not to be slighted. The con
sumers are beginning to realize that
clothing can be purchased here that is
manufactured in Cape Girardeau-that
compares very favorably with that of
Most all. of the larger houses have
."clothing" made expressly for- their
trade, and- orders are in order months
before goods are required. Clothing
has never in its history been as cheap
as now and no man can be excused
for his shabby appearance, when con
ditions are such, that clothing is al
most given away.
; BOOTS AND SHOES.
TUKijSU the hrst hall of the year
1897 the boot and : shoe trade
made a splendid showing. The burst
ing of the leather inflation bubble,
which lifted shoe prices so high in
1895 was followed by a severe depreS'
sion, which forced . downward the
price of 6hoes in 1896. A stiff leather
market forced an - issue early this
year and moderate advances were
made . necessary. . Notwithstanding
the many disadvantages and depress
ing influences under which they have
labored, the shoe men have succeeded
beyond expectation in making a rec
ord that will compare With tho -best
years record. . , , ):
Cape Girardeau enjoys many ad
vantages as a shoe market, her close
proximity to the centre of the shoe
trade, and cheap transportation, quick
facility for handling trade, and large
assortments jmake this a desirable
market. - -.
" HATS. AND CAPS.
f 4 ATS and caps are booming beyond
" the wildest dreams of the most
sanguine.. One firm, which may safely
be taken as a standard of estimate,
has an increase of business V thus far
in August Of 34 per cent over tha bus
iness of August, 189S. July'sbusiness
was 32 per cent ahead of last year
June 8 ou per cent ana May's was a
record-breaker, being 45 per cent
ahead o! the business done in May,
o! the business done in May,
This is a phenomenal showing
and one that leaves no room for doubt
that prosperity is .no longer on the
way; but is already hare.
Thes) figures, although they stand
for only one firm, fairly represent the
increase of business enjoyed by ; all
other firms in the city.
Cape Girardeau - has considerable
iahhinT trade In tnitt line and the out
look for acquisition of new territory
' , HOTEL. "
The principal hotel of the city is
the St. Charies Hotel, this is a hrst
class modern house, remodeled and
and , ecu verted to forty-five rooms,
heated ith steam, lighted with elec
tricity and supplied throughout with
hot nod cold water, bath rooms,
ct s and lavatories. The house is
jautly furnished and modern in all
. sappointments. J.tLLyonsisuiegen
al "mine hostc." As a hotel man he
has few equals'. ;' The. St. Cbarles
Hotel would grace any of our large
cities, as few equal it in the matter of
cleanliness. The service of the hotelJ
is in every appointment courteous
and prompt ' The cleanliness and
airiness of the hotel added to its
cusine and other characteristic advan
tages make it deservedly ; the most
popular hortelry in this part of the
State and maintain and improve upon
the reputation held by Mr. Lyons as
live up-to-date hotel man. ,
GEO. E. CH AFPELL INSUBANCE. '
There are few Companies in the
'world" that have a better standing
then those represented by Mr. Chap
pe;l. Mr. Chappcll is a hustler, a
good citizen and also City Clerk. His
broad experience and thorough know
ledge of men and matters, gives him a
high standing in this community. He
enjoys the confidence of the best citi
zens of Cape Girardeau and is himself
one of them.' : : ; - K i r :-;
- - - i C. J. HAMAN " ? V
The live and hustling shoeman, has
the happy knack of getting thar. Mr.
Human is now established in business
for too past 7 years and . no one ever
found him with moments to throw
away. Mr. Eamah is a young man;
he has built up a large, shoe ti-tHde by
giving the t'ratle good goods, honest
values and courteous treatment. . He
is progressive in every sense ot the
word and is w orthy of his lait suc
Ofss.,., -v.-)?,. -;'rt- -. "
:::'- v BOSS & SACKMANN.
' A New Enterprise that is meeting
vrith splendid success is the popular
tailoring firm. Boss &, Sackmann.
lloth members of - tilis 'firm are com
paratively young men. .With plenty
of push and energy they have built
op "a trade that is remarkable, for it
lvaehes from St. Louis to Cairo and
Deuver to- Cincinnata. Their work
manship is of -the highest order; ten
expert tailors are continually employ
ed. . lBy their labor ye shall know
them." is aptly applied them. If
you meet a well dressed. man you can
almost see a Boss & Sackmann look
on his face, and his clothes all have
the well known,' The 4"Bo3s" label.
This popular firm merits the success
they have achieved. :
BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION,
The Cine Girardeau VBuilding and '
Loan Associatioa is one of the sub-
stantial institution of this city, organ-
ized 15 years ago.- It has multiplied
and increased until now it stands at
Loan Associations. Dr. J. H. Uider. i
president of the Association is a. man
of broad experience, he is well quali
fied to oil bo important a position
ho is ably assisted bv H. A. Astholz
Secretary, whose indefegable industry
is in a great measure responsible for
its splendid -success..; The gentlemen
who comprise the directory are so well
known in the business world and of
such -high integrity
that' -success is
In this connection we print a letter
from Hon. H.- L. Gray, Supervisor of
Building and Loan, Jefferson City,
STATE OF MISSOURI,
Bureau of Building and Loan Super'
vision, City of Jefferson. - -
August 5, 1897.
The recent examination I caused to
be made evinces a condition of pros
perity such as always results from
' VALUE OK
series' Date of ixonthEjShaTea J Profltsl
f Issne. i rld. linforc?) ' :
i Dec. isR-si la. m timwi 8,070 00 $ isoaia s.isiwi vs s,i tw
: Dec 18HH -93 S3Jf (l S.801 M .- H M - 4.1SW SS H7 2.il 5 S27 37 -
4 Dec. 1K) til 241 41 01 19.S21 00 10S 33 2(1,107 St 122 01 2A.404 41 ,
5 Uco. 1S1H 9 173f 29 45 ; 11,971 50 . S3 1,4!S 74 ' . HS 4.1 ' 17',0S1 07
6 Dec. 18M 57 458 lit f 26,iOB W 70 5.1 fti.SOi 74 t 35,M S4 !'
7 June ltiftS M 1 15 93 : 4,&i6 50 61 Kt 5,&)7 41 65 !I3,-. 6,124 00 -
8 1)60. 188 45 WfC 13 S8 " 4,460 9Sii 53 43 5,296 24 ?4 57 38 -'S.6XS81 '
0 Jnno lt4 ' 89 49?' M 25 1,840 25 45 --'-2.25S Ki 48 25 .- 2,400 43
10 Dee. m S3 ll'.iX .-BS : S.OT.l 75 ' 37 53 4,404 21 . ilg : 4,ii6 46
11 Jnne 1S9J 27 " ta 4 89 ; 1,876 50 ' 00 71 2,184 Six. ' 81 SH 2 180 81
12 Dee. 18S5 ' SI -SO 9 74 -1,6H060 i2 HS .1,837 81)4 23 74 r 1,911 W
IS Jane 1S9 .15 110X . 1 40 . '-'1,868 UK .16 00 .-1,774 00 16 40 .1,818 85
14 Dee. 1896 ; 9 VH. 50 . 938 87 9 84 974 86Ji 9 50 - SSI 66
15 June 1897 8 SUH 1 5 160 60 - 8 04J -.- 168 72 3 f 109 27
,v ' . .. . -' :.;;:;:- , Undivided . : s 40
;.-'-.'''-- 1722JJ .V .'.! 85,825 12 108,129 51V - $118,851 64
STATE OP MlsaOUBI, .- . ' : - - ; v. ' : r-':."
COLSTY OF CAPS GlUABDlUV.
. 1, J. H. Elder, President aod Henry A. AatJbolz Secretary,
each on bis oatb. state: tbat the above and foregoing- statement is true to the best of my knowl
edge and belief, as shown by tho books and aemnnta of said Association
Subscribed and sworn to before me tbls 4th day of September. 1897.
fsiALf , -:v -V '.'.' B
. My Commission expires Angnst 1st, 1809. -- -
FLOUR MILLS. '
Cape Girardeau has not as many
manufacturing enterprises as she
ought to have, but she has some in;
which she takes . great pride. - Chief j
among these are the plants of the ; A rtt v
Union Milling Company, F. W. Pott, j MgCl 1 1,
proprietor. This company owns both I '
the Hantersv and the L nion Mills,
which, together wita elevators, ware -
nouses, etc., are esumaiea to nave1
cost about $162,000. The elevators ;
have a capacity of : 100,000 bushels
- f ...V. . . 'Pk. ..- wn. Tin V,
bined capacity of COO barrels of flour
Eer. day.. They manufacture flour,'
ran and sjiipstuff and are especially i
proud of tlKir "Kex Ca-pa-na" and)
"Lilly of tho Valley", brands of flour.
They are heavy shippers, having ship
ped in 1896 192,000 barrels, of hour:
and 8,100,000 pounds of bran and ship '
stuff. - ;
ThePott enterprise ends not here, Mr.
Emile Pott, the energetic manager of
the Union MillingCo., is an all round
business man and many are the en
terprises that he follows, chief among ;
manv. is lus advocacy or an eiejtric
railroad from Cape Girardeau to
Jacks0D, that such k line is needed
there can be no doubt, it would prove
a good investment as it wonid traverse
a rich fertile section of country and
at the same time a much traveled
road. Mr. Pott is not alone in advo
cating this line, there &re others. but
his push and persistent effort will no
doubt lead to a "consumation devout
ly wished for."
''BANKS. " i ' . "
' Cape Ciravdeau has two Financial
Institutions the SturdivantBank and
the iirst National Bank. On the
recharter of the "'Bank of the State
ot Missouri," at the session of the
Legislature of JSoti-7, R. Sturdivant
was elected cashier of the branch at
Cape Girardeau, having a capital
stock of $300,000. When, in 1866, the
"Bank of. 1;he Statu of Missouri"
abandoned its ' State-., charter and
adopted the national system, and the
brancti here was , discontinued, Mr.
Sturdivant purchased the real estate
and other assets of said branch and
continued business as a private bank
until 18S2, wen the. Sturdivant Bank
was incorporated. v3Thia bank has a
capital stfeek of vST&WXY a surplus of
$21,000 and. a verftgv? deposits of $157,
OOO.i iThey ..lli'ave wc-.r.tly erected an
elegant bank buildirr. e(jnipred . with
all : the modern sat-iHties, for con i
benience, comfort, and safety,- and i
handsomely furnished. : The officers
are li. cituraivant, pivsiuent: u. t .
Klosterman, vice president; L. J. Al
bert, cashier; L. J. Albert, Jr., assis
tant cashier. There has - been no
change since the organization. - Mr.
Sturdivant is one of the Cape s old
est and most useful citizens. . Ho has
been identified with every public
movement for the past 60 years. Dur
ing the campaign of "old Tippecanoe
and Tyler, too." he was an ardent
Whig and established and edited for
gome time the CapoGirardeauPatriot,
advocating the principles- of that
party. L. J. Albert, its casaier. is a
ma identified with every public move
ment that has for its object the im
provement of Cape Girardeau. .His
name can be found in every directory
of organizedenterprisas. and hestands
ready at all times to foster new in-;
dustry and make Cape Gn-ardeau a
proo-ressive, lararo ana industrial city
snch. as she should be. "
For general cleaning
& scouring purposes.
Qo!d BrieK o.
intelligent, active and conservative
'"vttK3U wu' l" scrvc3 LM "wu ,wl " J
prosperous people, all of which is '
s shown by tho following tables:
j. ; . : .; . eesockces.
Cash on hand.
. 3,765 55
- 4,201 62
Loans on I tea! Estate.
Loans on Stock.......
Due from Members.
......... $121,S52 U
Dues Account. .8 85,829 25
t Du Borrowers .... ...... 2,631 15
' A J T , - - rtfx
Net Gain..., ... 32,416 72
f 121,852 55
1L. L. Gray,
' . . .." : Snpervisor.
.Ad institution conducted on such
sound business principles is sure to
prove a valuable axuliery to any city.
The following table shows the value
of shares: -
Eacb 7 Totsl
y J. H
Eideb, President. .
George E. Chappeil,
i Representing; None But
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t . -rrn-r- tt r -r
Office III VI 1 1 HALL.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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1 t7orrn;nT TmnlpmpntQ5 aK
" arml P1,1,' 5astl.
Doors and Blinds
Sportirtg Goods, Guns
; Bicycle Sundries.
34 and 36 Main Street, .
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
Jas. McKenna & Co.
. Agent Eagle; Packet Co.
" AND DEALERS IN
Tallow, Peltries, &c.
Poultry & Eggs.
' Receiving and Shipping a
. CAPE GIRARDEAU. MO..
G. W. TRAVIS,
IldS. gurgBoq Qemist
The Oldest Dental Office in
fcverytbiog In tho Dental 11ik BkiUfalljr and
well dona. No Inferior work learea his ofaee.
No ehartse for exomiuatlona. N churo for
advice. Reasonaule foes for good, fmaraiitcnl
work, Th finnst and largest clock of trtb
evcriutniaeitT. OFIICK Broadwsv. Bet.
Jlaia and Bpanisb St,., CA.PE blUAUiiKAU.
Kage & Kimmelt
FEED AND SALE. -'
First - Class Aconimodations.
Cape Girardeav, o.
E. H. Engelmann,
- CAPS GIRARDEAU. MO. '
N. Y. Undenvriters Agency.
' What you win, think what you like its the person wl;h
the best set of teeth that every one admires. We will att:d
to any irregulation of your teeth. Fill the most sensative x. '. ':.
the least pain.; Don't take our word for it, ask some of our
patients who have had work done by us', or better still call
and have a tooth filled. Will use any of our popular fillings
and guarantee the workmanship to be satisfactory in every
wajta". Amalgam (mercury and a veryhardening metal com
bined) which makes one of fhe best cheap fillings known to
the - dental ' profession. - .Our price for, this fiilmg is 50c. and
up; or, if you prefer, we will put' in a silver filling for $1.00
and up. . . V ; v ';' -' " c
: Gold platinum alloy makes a splendid filling. (Platinum
is an expensive whitish metal, and alloy is a combination of
metals.) V For this "filling ; we charge $i.oo and up. Those
who desire, can have; a pure gold fiilling at very low prices.
If teeth are decayed too much for filling, we can put a gold
crown on the roots and save thetooth. Or, if you have teeth
that cannot be saved by filling, we can extract them without
pain to you, and make teeth'' for the place of the ones taken
out. By the obtundy system, ,a method used by all leading
dentists in larger cities, which makes the pulling of teeth abso
lutely painless.Please bear us in mind when you need any
thing in the dental line. A full set of teeth- made for $8.oo,
or, if you want better ones, can furnish them from $10.00 up
to $75.00 a set. Consultation free. Call at
M. A. GRISSOM'S
Corner Themis and Spanish Streets,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
Established 1866 -.
"': "-if -
ii v.-'-iC r .
.iiT". - ; i-i
. : v President,
L; J.ALBERT, Cashier.
... Dealer in.
iron a:ip muL SUFFLISS.
Oils, Paints, Colors; Brushes, Wa!l Paper, Etc., Etc
Guns, Ammunition, Sporting Goods, Glass, Etc., Etc.
OFFICE and STORE,
37 & 39 Main St.
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L. F. KLOSTERMAN N,
s-s ri:ni ? 1
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On S Danish St.