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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1897.
Vol. XXII No 27
Made a Splendid Show-
The Parade Was Witnessed by Twen
ty Thousand People.
The parade of the Mystic Tribe of
Cipaha on Thursday, October 14th,
was like all previous ones, a thing of
b2auty and granducr. Promptly (even
a few minutes before the appointed
time) the procession started from the
Den on Xorth Main street. It was led
by the Sons of Veterans with their
excellent music band. The boys
inarched like an elitecorps of soldiers,
and presented a fine appearance.
Then followed the Grand Marshal with
his staff of six riders in Spanish
Cavalier costumes of tho 10th century.
The subjects of the floats represent
ed scenes from real life, historic
events of the past year, while the
lloats of last year were of a fantastic
On tho first float appeared Chief
Capaba and his family in their famous
Airship, followed by a staff of grim !
Indian warriors on their fiery mus
tangs. The second tableau represented
Uncle Sam at the entrance of the '
White House greeting John Bull, the
wooden shoed Dutchman, the typical
French Corporal and the Caviar Rus
sian. U. S. cavalry officers accom
panied this float.
On lioat three we recognized the
Warship in which President Fanre
went to Russia on a visit to the Czar.
This was followed by a staff of French
l ioat number lour, one oi the most
beautifulof all, showed Queen Victoria 'have the same ri
on her throne, two ladies of honor ati)ave dictionario.
;ier slue. iuivo little misses Oiiered
beautiful bouquets, congratulating
the o.ieen on the OOlh anniversary of
her reign. A squadron of English
cavaliers escorted her royal highness.
Float five represented a scent.- from
the German Fall maneuvre-s. German
soi.iiers attache;! a castle of the enemy,
who in return sent tiery balls from the
ramparts of 'the fort. Behind this
tableau wo perceived Emieror Wil
liam in full parade uniform and his
staff of cavalry ol'.ieers.
The Russian Emperor and hi.-, ad
jutant occupied the brilliant sleigh on
the sixth lioat. His body guard of
Russian Generals farmed the escort
to this interest injr representation.
Afti-r the sixth iloat came Captain
Scintchirt 's inili!:i:T I.Mmlin llwii. fini.
"r ' . r I
eM'l::i. 1m:')i Hi :sii IVIS .ri-neil nni i
-jrprised all iiio knew that the band
consisted mostly of young musicians,
with only a shorUime of practice. We
congratulate the Captain and the boys
on their suece.-.
Number seven, a Chinese Pagoda,
was one of the iinest and best decorat
ed floats ever seen in this city. The
KmjR-ror and two attendants in odd
cOslcNies of oriental splendor, com
pleted this picture of beauty. This
was escorted by Chinese footmen in
single file, gazing in awe at their
Float numlKT 8 represented a scene j
of the future: the signing of the Deelar j
ation of Indeendanee of Cuba.. In a j
marble structure of Spanish style wore
seen the President of this young He
public and members of his cabinet.
Two Cuban Generals in rich uniforms
witnessed this important event.
A squadron of the brave Cuban caval
ry on their fiery chargers escorted
their new President.
Oueen I.ilinkahir.i. her niece and
another lady of honor, could be seen
under their summer tent on float num
ber nine. The mighty palms and other
tropical trees of Hawaii, combined
with the rich and glittering attire of
the occupants, formed an enchanting
picture of beauty and were highly ap
preciated by the spectators. This was
escorted by fierce and bloodthirsty (if
they cannot get blood they are satis
tied with beer) cannibals, guarded by
Hawain courtiers on horseback.
Thet'-nth float represented Klondyke.
A sign at the boarding house showed
that boarding cost 1000 dollars per
week, but the miners were in excellent
spirits, singing and dancing around
huge nuggets of the precious metal and
distributed their wealth in the form of
gold coin among the spectators.
Then, on the last float came our
heroes of thediamond, theever victor
ious Capaha baseball team, loudly
cheered by the dense crowd of people.
Thus ended this grand spectacle
which proved to the many thousands
of spectators that our Cape is a pro
gressive, up-to-date city. Visitors
from St. Louis complimented us
very highly on this enterprise, favor
ably comparing our parade with that ,
of the Veiled Prophets. The bouses
were beautifully decorated and ilium- I
inated, especially on Main street and I
Main street with its thousands of
Chinese lanterns looked like a fairy
palace. Nearly every house on this
street was handsomely decorated and
across the street from the Sturdivant
Bankto Bossit Sackmann's store Mr.
Cannon had a rainbow of electric
lights ia red, white and blue that made
the Main street illumination a grand
Up on Broadway Bruno & Frenzel
hau erected a mignitident arch oi
many colored lanterns. They deserve
mjcii credit lor tho.r work, for it v.a
surely a fine display ana showed that
these gentlemen are enterprising citi-
';rand Old .'.Ilzzoury.''
Tho Columbia School Board, in
solemn assemblage, has decided that
the proper pronunciation of the nan:e
of this imperial commonwealth is Miz
zonry. Hereafter in the school district
of Columbia, so far as the public
schools are concerned, this is settled.
It is only in late yeai s that there has
been any di !':eiTie of opinion upon
j nils subject, l he o.u-fasiaoued said
! either Mizzourah or Mizzouri.the best
j educated the latter. Recently, bovv-U-ver,
therehas snrungun in this State
a preference for a pronunciation that
gives the hissing sound of "s" to the
letters and we hear, anion? our newly
imported friends, that themune should
bo M-i-s-s-o-u-r-i . This is not eu
phoiiious: it is contrary to established
usage: it is incorrect. It is a fad that
should not lie transplanted into our
State. A man has a moral and a
legal right to pronounce his name as
pleases ar.d no
one ought to say to
. ..i . e i . .
: i,;m ,Iav
people oi a siau
ht. In neither case
or foreign universi
ties or 'eulcliav," authority to make
any change. It is Grand Old Miz
zoury! lj-t Iht children learn to re-
spect and reverence her. Columbia
! (Mo.) Herald.
Veterinary Hook 1'ree.
Dr. Humphreys' Manual on the
treatment of Horses, Cattle, Sheep
Hogs, Dogs and Poultry, mailed free
upon request. Address the Humphreys'
Company, New York.
The 1'nrmrrs' Institute.
Tile State Hoard of Agriculture will
hold a famn rs' institute at the court
house in Jackson, beginning-Tuesday,
the 2ith inst, and lasting two days.
Every farmer who can do so ought to
Much information of value
c mem e.m ije 11. iu lioiu me atiui esse-s
which will be made. Following are
the subjects that will lie discussed by
d i st i n gui shed s pecia '. i .-ts :
Corn Culture, by Hon. .1. L. Min
ton. Tillage of Crops. Col. G. W. Wat
ers. Texas Fever, Dr. T. F.. White.
Cattle Hrccding. Hon. .1. L. Minion.
Diseases of Live Stock, Dr. T. E.
Improved Highways. Col. Waters.
Farm and Orchard. N. F. Murray.
Creameries, t rot. Ova tmten.
Imnroved Swine. E. W. Robinson.
Comnu-rcia 1 C reha rd :
F. Murra v,
Fui-iii and Diary, Prof. Ova Flaten.
Feeding and Care f Swine. E. W.
This institute will be held much
earlier than heretofore, and probably
enable the farmers to make even a
better display of their farm products
than they did last year. Following is
a list of the premiums offered:
Wl'.eal 1.00 yl.im
Oats I. (mi .jil
White Corn l.O'.l ,
Yellow Corn 1 .00 50
Irish Potatoes 1.00 iX
Sweet Potatoes l.CO o
Pumpkins 'ii 2
Turnips ."Hi 2-j
Sorghum .0 2-3
Pears 1.00 ."0
Dronze Turkeys 1.00 50
Turkeys, any breed 1.00 50
Plymouth Rock 1.00 ."if
iJuu'Coeliins 1.00 50
Partridge Cochins 1.00 50
Indian Game 1.00 50
Hantams 50 25
Ducks 50 25
Butter, Creamery 50 25
Butter, home-made 50 25
Honey in comb 50 25
Wheat Bread 50 25
Corn Bread 50 25
Pound Cake 50 25
Sponge Cake 50 25
White Cake 50 25
Clover Seed 1.00 50
Apples 1.00 50
Apples, best display four
varieties or over 2.00 1.00
TO FILL FIELD'S PLACE.
McKcnna's l'roiuotlon May Not
Cause a Cabinet Reorganization.
Washington, Oct. 15. In the re
tirement of Justice Stephen Field the
opportunity is given for the advance
ment of Attorney-General McKcnna
to tho Supreme bench, but the vacancy
in the cabinet will not, according to
political gossip, cause a general reor
ganization of the President's official
family. Nathan GolT of West Vir
ginia, who served in Congress with
Maj. McKinley. and who
Fobruarv last io iravo
ho declined in
the Un ited
States Circuit bench for the cabinet,
ha; again received an offer of the po
sition of Attorney-General. It is not
believed he will accept. W. .1. Cal
houn of Illinois, who was the special
commissioner to Cuba, is next in
President McKinley's mind for Mr.
McKenna's place. It will be remem
bered that Mr. CaiLoiin, aft. r ids re
port wii the Cuban situation, declined
the Comptroller.viiip of the Treasury.
Send your address to II. E. Bucklin
tV Co.. Chicago, and get a free sam
ple box of Dr. King's New Life Pilis.
A trial will convince you of their
merits. These pills are easy in action
and are particularly effective in the
cure of Constipation and Sick tteau-
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they have been proved invaluable.
They are guaranteed to be perfectly
five from every deleterious substance
and to be purely vegetable. They do
not weaken by their action, but by
giving tone to stomach and bowels
greatly invigorate the system. Rog-
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The i;asii:er.s ol This ity.
That the general business of Cape
Girardeau is increasing in volume all
our business men are ready to admit.
We have dull seasons and dull days
but that our general trade is growing
is plain to everybody. The merchant
who a few years ago was satisfied to
carry a five or six thousand dollar
stock now does not consider himself
an up to date merchant with less than
ten to twenty thousand dollars worth
of goods, and there are stores here
that can show twenty-live or thiriy-five
thousand dollars' worth of good . . o
keep their stocks up our inert i ts
make monthly trips to the wholes lie
mancet enters for new supplies.
These trips go to show that our mer
chants are doing- a steady and in
mere are stores at nearly every
Crossing in the country in tlii-? section
but they do not seem to head off the
trade from this city, fn fact they seem
to give us an increase of business.
Many of these country stores get their
supplies from the big stoics in this
city and we now have one merchant,
David A. Glenn, who is doing an im
mense jobbing business. He is fur
nishing about forty country stores
with all the goods tlr-y sell. These
country merchants canuo as well here
as they can do in St. Louis and thev
find that they can save time and
get their goods quicker from this citv
than tliey can from St. Louis.
What we need here to furtii- r in
crease our trade is one big wholesale
dry goods house. This, with the
wholesale grocery house we already
have, would make our city headquart
ers for all the country merchants for
a circle of one hundred miles.
It lilts the spot.
When suffering from a severe cold
and your throat and lungs feel sore,
take a dose of Foley 'a Honey and Tar.
when the soreness will be at once re
lieved, a warm grateful feeling- and
healing of the parts affected will Ik?
experienced and you will say:
feels so good. It Hit The Spot.'
is guaranteed. W. H. Coerver.
Lost or stolen.
A Water Spaniel dog. dark brown
color with small white spot on his
breast; wore dark leather collar orna
mented with brass dots and two small
bells. Answers to the name of '"Tod
die.'" A liberal reward will be paid
for the return of the dog to Mrs.
Capt. Leyhe, Cape Girardeau. Mo.
iss I will visit Jackson Thurs
dav October 21st, and re
main 7 days. Teeth extracted and fill
ed without pain All new methods used.
L. f. HVFF. Dentist
Just received at Scott's to-day:
Rose, Counts, Black Bass, Croppie,
Red Snapper, Smelts, Cat fish, small
celery, Blue Points, Little Nichs, and
everythingelse good to eat to be found
in the market. Call on Scott when
you want the best of everything to
A HUMAN SKELETON
Washed Ashore in a Bar
rel. The Body Destroyed by Lime or Soda
but the Skeleton Still Intact.
A barrel containing a human skele
ton was found lodged at the waters'
edge in the Mississippi River this
(Friday) morning in front of the Mat
teson Paint Mill in this city. The bar
rel had dropped to pieces and left ex
posed to view the skeleton of a human.
The skeleton is enclosed in some
thing resembling lime or soda. The
bones were soft and there was no smell
from the skeleton, and it is supposed
that the body had been in the barrel
several months. IIow the barrel came
where it was found is a mystery. It
does not look possible that such a
heavy bulk of lime or soda would
float, but it was partly in the water
when found and it was surely carried
there bv tho water.
The Anti-l'roianity Crusade.
An organized crusade against pro
fanity, prompted, no doubt, by the
Tammany war cry formulated by Asa
Bird Gardiner or Gardner, has been
started iu Brooklyn, and the partici
pators in the movement will have the
earnest good wishes of all decent as
well of all pious people. Leaving
aside the wickedness oi" profane lan
guage, its useies.-ness in any except
special lines of industry, like the driv
ing of mules and the putting down of
carpets, is obvious to all, and the fact
that oaths do not give positive joy to
any except utterly brutalized hearers,
and do cause more or less annoyance
and pain to. everybody else, makes
their employment bv otherwise re
spectable people a piece of discourtesy
so gross as to bo not less unpardon
able than mysterious, it is curious
that Anglo-Saxons, who are more
given to profanity than iiie members
of any other race, are also most se
vere in their condemnation of it, and
extend the ban to woius intrinsically
harml.-ss. Those speakers of Fngiish
who do not swear at all refrain almoot
as carefully from mentioning the devil
or his abode in ordinary discourse as
they do from taking holy names in
vain, while Frenchmen and i'reiich-
. . ...
v.omen, wuose language is practically
destitute of what v.e would call oaths.
and who therefore never swear in tiie
Lnglish sense, constantly use, without
intending or giving ofl'enscto the most
scrupulous ears, the name which ha
bitually prolane Fnglishmen and
Americans refrain from employing as
an expletive in the presence of those
whose good opinion they value or
whoso innocence they would
taininate. New York Times
To ( onsumpt 1 ves.
As an lion . t remedy, Foley's Honey
and Tar doe
claims to gi
tho verv woi-
not hold out false hopes
stages, but truthfully
comfort and relief in
t cases, and in tho early
stages to effect a cure
W. H. Coerver.
l!uy:i:y Wheels stolen.
Stolen, from the buggy shed of Her- j
man P. Siemers. on the night of Octc- !
ber 15th. two buggy wheels and a sur
rey cushion. A reward of ten dollars
will be paid for the arrest of the thief
and the return of the property.
IlKRMAN P. SiEunr.s.
Kev. ('. I. Ilrooks
says that his little girl is troubled with
malaria very severely, and that sine-e
he gave her Sulphur Bitters, he never
thinks of leaving New York for his
summer resort without a few bottles,
fen- they always cure his family, and
are far superior to quinine.
Notice is hereby given that I. the
undersigned, am now ready at
my otlice in the Cape City Mills, to
pay off the first jer cent on claims al
owed against Stein Brothers
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
Great Music Offer.
Send us the names and addresses of
three or more performers on the piano
or organ together with ten cents in
silver or postage and we will mail you
ten pieces full sheet music, consisting
of popular songs, waltzes, marches,
etc., arranged for the piano and or
Popular Mcsic Pro. Co.,
CITY COUNCIL. to be held on Monday evening, Novem-
ber loth, and the motion carried.
Journal of the Proceedings Ad- Mr. Poldck presented a list of citi
Journed Kegular Session (OUIclal.) zens and tax payers agreeing to pay
Council Chamber, City of Cape Gir-', on demand the sums set opposite their
ardeau, Monday Evening, October ' names, for the purpose of graveling
18th, 1S07. ; what is called the "lower route" from
The Council met in adjourned regu-! Morgan Gak street to Leming's Mill,
lar session, ' Mayor William H. amounting in the aggregate to $208.50,
Members present Messrs Blomeyer,
Dempsey, Givecs, Kimmel, Polack,
Absent Messrs. Powers, Unnerstali.
The Journal of the proceedings for
the month of September, deferred at
last meeting, was taken up and read
Mr Powers, member elect from the
fourth ward, having previously quali
fied, and Mr. Unnerstali appeared in
their seats during the reading of the
Tho Judiciary Committee, to whom
was referred at last meeting, a com
munication from W. V. Leech, ia
reference to his liability to pay a real
estate agent's license, submitted a re
port with the written opinion of the
City Attorney as part of same, which
is in substance, that under the facts
stated in Mr. toech's communication,
he is liable to pay a llcf-nsj as a real
estate agent. Said report is signed
by the Committee.
On motion of Mr. Ruesskanip said
report was received, concurred in and
Mr. Unnerstali moved that the or
dinance entitled ilAn ordinance pro
viding for tho levying of a Street
Grading Fund Tax for the, fiscal
year, c-tid!:; en ilej .r0th day June,
1K'.;S," which was read and failed of
passage at meeting of September 8,
1!'", bo again taken up and read for
the first time.
Said motion carried by the following-
Yeas nioraeyer. Kimmel, Polack,
1 'nv. ers, Un nerstal 1.
Nays Dempsey, Civens. RuesS
kamp; and said ordinance was read
for the fiist time.
On motion of Mr. Kimmel said or
dinance was read for the second time
and on further motion of Mr, Kimnul, j
rcr.u lor the nurd tii, its uaal rend
ing. Mr. Unnerstali moved to adopt said
ordinance, the vote resulting as fol
Yeas iJlomeyor, Kimmel. Polack,
Nays Dempsey, Givens. Ruess
kanip. I lie .Mayor ueciared said motion
carried and the ordinance adopted.
The Judiciary Committee, as in
strueted at last meeting, submitted an
ordinance for improving a portion of
Middle street entitled, "An ordinance
providingfor theGradingand Gravel
ing of Middle street betwe-en Good
Hope street and Morgan Oak street in
tho Citv of Cape Girardeau. Mo.."
which was received, and on motion of
Mr. Ruesskauip. read for the first
On motion of Mr. Ivirumel, said or
dinance was read for the second time.
The Clerk then read the Treasurer's
endorsement of said ordinance as re
quired by law, after which a motion
; bv Mr. Demp-ev that said ordinance
00 rt.j. j for the third time prevailed,
an j it was so read, its final reading.
Mr. Kimmel moved to adopt said
ordinance, the vote resulting as fol
lows: Y'eas Blomeyer, Dempsey, Givens,
Kimmel, Polack. Powers, Ruesskamp,
Tho Mayor declared said motion
carri.nl and the ordinance apopted.
The report of the City Engineer of
the estimated cost of improving Mid
dle street between Good Hope and
Morgan Oak streets, with specifica
tions for said work, was presented
and read as follows:
25 c yds earth -embankment
(a 15c 42 75
104 c yds gravel (a 75c yd . . . 145 50
20 sineal feet 12 inch drain
pipe (2 30 0 00
On motion of Mr. Dempsey, said re
port and estimate was received, ap
proved and ordered filed.
Mr. Kimmel moved that the Street
Commissioner is instructed to com
plete the grade on Middle street be
tween Good Hope and Morgan Oak
streets in accordance with the specifi
cations of theCity Engineer: said work
to be under the supervision of the
Street and Wharf C'ommittee:and that
the City Clerk is instructed to adver
tise for proposals for grading and
graveling said part of Middle street
in accordance with the ordinance
authorizing, and the specifications for
said work: said proposals or bids to
be opened at a meeting of the Council
and asking the Council to take some
action in the matter.
Mr. Blomeyer moved that the Street
Commissioner, under the supervision
of the Street and WLai Cou.uxilwi,,
be instructed to make a passable road
from Spanish . street over Morgan
j Oak and Gravesend streets to the in
terseetion of South Fountain street,
that said subscription list bo referred
to said Committee with instructions to
collect same to be used for graveling
said road where necessary, and said
Committee is authorized toexpend not
to exceed the sum of 200 in addition
to the amount subscribed.
The Yeas and Nays were demanded
!on said motion, with the following re
Yeas Blomeyer, Dempsey, Givens,
Polack, Powers, Ruesskamp, Unner
Nays Kimmel 1.
The Mayor decl-trcd said motion
On motion of Mr. Blomeyer the
Board adjourned until next regular
meeting at 7 o'clock.
Geo. E. Chappell,
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those who have not, have now the op
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address to II. E. Buckleh v Co., Chi
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King's New Life Pills Free, as well as
a copy of 'Guide to Health and House
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Ordinance Xo. Haft.
An Ordinance providing for the
Grading and Graveling of Middle
Street between Good Hope Sti-eet and
Morgan Oak Street in theCity of Cape
Whereas, The City Council of tho
City of Cape Girardeau, Mo., on the
20th day of September, 1807, in regu
l.ir session, declared by resolution
that it was necessary to grade and
gravel Middle Street between Gccd
Hope and Morgan Or.k Street in 3;.id
city: and wherea" --'n s
published iu the DEMOc'KAT, a news
paper doing the city printing, for two
consecutive weeks, and no remons
trances having been tiled with the City
Clerk by the resident owners of the
property liable to taxation, within ten
days after the publication thereof.
Be it oi uaine-d by the Council of the
City of Cape Girardeau, as follows:
Section- One (1). That portion of
Middle Srreet betwex-n Good Hope and
Morgan Oak Streets is hereb" reqv-r-ed
to be graded according to the es
tablished grade thereof: and when
thus brought to grade and the road
bed shall be thoroughly settled, the
same to be determined by the Street
and Wharf Committee, said street
shall be graveled 1 feet in width and
the depth hereinafter set out, to-wit:
The gravel shall be 4 inches deep at
the outside lines of gravel and grad
ually increase in depth to the center
of the street or roadbed, where it shall
be 10 inches in depth. The rravel to
be used shall be of good quality sub
ject to theapproval of tho Street Com
missioner. Section Two (2). The Citv Engi
neer is hereby required to make esti
mates of the cost of the work herein
and file the same with the Citv
Clerk: and if the same shall be ap
proved by the Council. Ihe City Clerk
shall thereupon auvertTrte for propos
als for graveling said portion of Mid
dle Street in the manner and with the
material now provided by this and ex
isting ordinance: said advertisement
shall be in the usual form, the last in
sertion to be at least ten (10) days be
fore the time advertised for receiving
bid. If any bid shall be accepted
the city shall enter into contract with
the successful bidder for said work.
subject to all tho conditions, limita
tions, stipulations and bond, now re
quired by thisand existing ordinances:
and if no bid is accepted the City
Council mav. bv resolution, instruct
the City Clerk to readvertise. If said
work be constructed bv contract or
otherwise, the cost of the gravel shall
be apportioned, assessed, taxed and
collected, as is now provided by ex
isting ordinances: and the duties of
the City Clerk. City Engineer and
Street Commissioner in relation there
to shall be in conformity therewith.
Section Three (3). This ordinance
shall take effect and be in force from
and after its passage.
Passed by the Council October 18th.
William H. Coerver,
President of the Council.
Approved this 19th day of October,
seal. William H. Coerver,
Attest: Geo. E. Chappell,