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DEMOCRAT PRINTING 60., PllblisHers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1897.
Vol. XXII No 28
OF HEART FAILURE.
Henry George Died this
Tbe 8 Ingle Tax Cbamplon, Pollttcla
and Candidate for Mayor of New
York Passes Away.
Special to the Democrat.
New YORK, Oct 29. Henry George,
statesman, politician, single tax
champion and candidate for Mayor
of Greater New York, died at his
home in this city at five o'clock this
morning of heart failure. He deliver
ed several speeches in this city last
night and retired at one o'clock this
morning in good health and the best
Tne news of the death of this cham
pion of the single tax movement spread
all over the city before seven o'clock
and flags were banging at half mast
in all parts of the city by nine
Bryan's Comlnx Visit to Ohio.
We will welcome Mr. Bryan. The
farmers will welcome him, and will
show him the mortgages which they
have been able to cancel by selling
their wheat at from Wc to $1 a bushel
under the gold standard, while the
value f the metal in a silver dollar
has fallen to 40c. The business men
will welcome him, and will show him
the busy factories which Republican
prosperity and good times have en'
abled them to reopen. The working-
men in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo,
Dayton, Springgeld, Cleveland and
every other city of lie state will wel
come him, and will tell him that after
William McKinley went to the White
Houe they had no trouble in getting
W hat will be Ohio s answer to
Bryan's appeal that we elect free sil
ver candidates, in order to help him
gain the Popocraiic nomination in
Ohio will answer him now as she
did a year ago. T&e people of Ohio
will answer him by rallying to the
support of their Scandal honor and
their business interests, which he
seeks to destroy, and on November 2
they will bury him .and his free 6ilver
satellites by a majority of 100,000 for
sound money and honest government.
Never Say Die.
Many desperate eases of kidney dis
eases pronounced incurable have been
cured by Foley's Kidney Cure. Many
physicians use it. W. H. Coerver,
Tnose Exempt From Jury Duty,
If .you are under 21 or over 65 years
old .you are exempt
If .you are blind or deaf you don't
have to serve on a jury.
If you have ever been convicted of a
felony you are dishonorably exempt.
If you are a yersoa of bad reputa
tion or are without risible means of
support, you couldn't serve if you
If you -can't read or write the En
glish language nor thoroughly under
stand the proceedings ordinarily had
in court of justice you are exempt.
If you Are a minister, physician,
druggist, lawyer, dentist, occulist,
professor or teacher, artist, clerk or
officer of any court, postmaster, road
overseer, coroner, constable, miller,
judge or a court or record, or super
intendent of a county farm, you don't
have to serve.
Married, at the residence of the
bride's mother, October 27th, 1897, by
Rev. Father Linn, William M. Stone
and Miss Emma J. Albert.
The wedding ceremony was witness
J by nly the relatives and close
friends of the contracting parties.
William M. Stone is the son of J.
C. Stone, traveling salesman, and his
bride is the third daughter of the late
Judge Sebastian Albert. Mr. Stone
is book-keeper for the St. Louis, Cape
Girardeau & Fort Smith Railroad
Company, a position be has held for
Alter tne wedding ceremony was
performed the guests were invited to
the dining ' room where an elegant
breakfast was served.
The young couple, after receiving
the congratulations of their friends
took the 11:30 train for St. Louis.
Two Good Things.
"77" for Grip and Colds: No. 10 for
Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Weak
Stomach: 25c each at all druggists.
PRICED MOURNING GOODS,
The Mountaineer's Wife Wanted to J . R. F. Allen Created a Hie Exclte
Be Heady lor Any Emergency. ment In Louisville, Kentucky.
The best-looking married woman in The man J. R. F. Allen, who aston
that particular locality of the Cumber- ished the natives here Fair week by
land Mountains was BillMagee's wife, I purchasing and paying one thousand
and it was the constant wonder of the 'dollars for five Uioucautl Fair tickets.
entire section why so much sweetness
had wasted itself on such an ornery
and doless desort as was Bill. In line
with this was another wonder why Bit's
wife, Susan Martin, hadn't married
Jim Ferguson, as everybody thought
she should have done. But that had
all happened a year before I came in
to the mountains, and it gave me con
cern whatever. Like any gentleman
of taste, I admired Mrs. Magee and
felt especially happy when, as it hap
pened sometimes, the clerks in the
company's store were busyand I could
wait upon her. It was thus one day
that as she entered the store I hopped
around behind the counter like a
youngster of 20.
"What can I do for you to-day,
ma'am?" I said, with a line bow.
"Got any mournin' good?" she in
quired, with a delightful hauteur.
"Anybody dead?" I asked, forget
ting that it wasn't my business to be
"No," she hesitated, "they ain't
egzackly yit, but I thought I might as
well be sorter lookin' 'round."
"What do you want to see particu
larly?" I inquired, very curious to
know what she was after.
"I reckon I might as well see the
whole shootin' match, fer ef I want
part I'll be wantin' all thar is."
I three down two or three pieces of
mourning stuff and piled black ribbon
and all tbe other habiliments of woe
in the shop down alongside.
"Them's right nice," she said, after
taking a good look at the display,
"but I ain't quite ready to take any
thing yit You see it's this a-way,
Colonel. Last sight BiHand Jim had
werds caze Jim helped me accost the
footlog comin' from meetin' and this
mornin' Bill he took his gun and went
nun tin' fer Jim. You know Jim and
you know Bill, Colonel, and ef they
run acrost each other you know what's
goin' to happen. Thar's a chance
the.y won't meet up with each other,
and I reckon I'd better wait"
"Probably it might be better,"" I
"I reckon it would," she concluded,
moving slowly toward the door, '"but
you kin kinder hold back a dress pat
tern fer three er four days, can't
When I heard from there last she
was Mrs. Jim Fersuson. Washington
Send your address to H. E. Bucklin
& Co., Chicago, and get a free sam
ple box of Dr. King's New Life Pills.
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 Head
ache. For Malaria and Liver troubles
they have been proved invaluable.
They are guaranteed to be perfectly
free 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. Reg
ular size 25c per box. Sold by W
A Texas Precedent.
One other incident in Mr. Terrell's
trip to Washington is worth record
ing. When our handsome Attorney
General had concluded his business
before the Supreme Court he was intro
duced to a half dozen Attorney Gen
erals from other states, among them
being Col. Crain, of Texas. They ad
journed to a soda water fountain in a
Pennsylvania avenue drug store and
discussed the attorney general busi
ness from various standpoints, com
paring notes of their several exper
iences. "There's one advantage of being At
torney General in Texas," said Col.
Crain, as he drank his orange phos
phate, "and that is the assurance of
being Governor afterward. Our last
three Governors were graduated from
that office, and the precedent is now
Mr. Terrell touched him on the arm
and led him aside.
"Colonel," he said softly, "what
will you take for the receipt?" At
are tney wno wnile suffering from
Kidney Diseases areprejudicedagainst
all advertised remedies. They should
know that Foley's Kiddey Cure is no
a quack remedy, but an honest guar
anteed medicine for Kidney and Blad
der troubles. W. H. Coerver, Drug
paid two thousand dollars.
has created a big sensation in Louis
ville, Ky. He telegraphed the Secre
tary of the Louisville Driving and
Fair Association from St. Louis that
he would give him two thousand dol
lars for twenty-five hundred tickets.
The Secretary answered him that he
cuuld have the tickets but didn't be
lieve the man would thow up. Alien,
however, showed up uud paid the cah
for the tickets jush as he did here. He
gave the Secretary a thousand dollar
treasury note mid a draft on a St
Louis bank for .iiiullier thousand. Tbe
officers of the Association were so as
tonished that they got Urunk and they
have not sobered i y t.
smoktrv; . ait-BS. i .
Heart-burn lruu excessive smoking,
or from any other cause, is relieved
by the first dose of,.'o. 10, Dr. Hum
phreys' Specific for Dyspepsia. 25c
On a Muilr! i'optillst Farm.
Considerable warmer during the
week, with no rainfall, but the con
ditions have been favorable for har
vesting. Wire grass, pig weed, devil's greens
and Russian thistle have made good
Cow herb is well filled, but the hog
bite is slightly damaged by the rust.
Considerable quaek grass and skunk
weed have been secured, but a good
deal remains out.
Dog weed, sour dock, ras weed, bot
tle grass, hen bite, and bull nettle are
all growing finely.
Stink weed is in bloom and colt's
tail is now earing.
Goose grass has not yet begun to
seed, but jimson weed is podding fine-
Mouse barley has been gathered for
some time, and the wild cotton crop is
ready for the pickers.
Purslane, pepper grass and sow
thistle are large and vigorous, but the
tubers are small.
Buck born, squirrel tail and sneeze
weed are fruiting finely.
Old log, dog's tail, nigger head and
poke weed are well advanced and
promise a fine hurvest.
Flea bane is a trifle late; some cut
ting has been done, but the harvest is
Bug seed are plentiful, but are drop
Beggar's lice are in splendid con
dition and are now being picked. Tbe
cockle-burr crop is the finest ever seen
since the adoption of the Ocala plat
form. Screw worms, pea weevils, pear-tree
slugs, currant worms, cinch bugs and
flea beetles are all doing as wel as
could be expected without tbe aid of
the sub-treasury or something better,
Memphis Commercial Appeal.
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,
Changing tbe Natural Order.
"It's a peculiar fact," said a young
lawyer yesterday, "that negro men
seldom fight over women, but it is the
negro women who fight over the men.
This is confirmed by the records of the
police courts. It is always the dusk
damsels who figure as belligerents in a
case of jealousy. The old saying is
that wherever any trouble happens
you are sure to be rightwhen you look
for the woman at the bottom of it. As
to the colored people, this will ha veto
be amended, and when there is any
love disturbance it will be well to look
for the man." New Orleans Times
Democrat. How lnpleasant
it is to see a beautiful child s face
disfigured with vile humors, bursting
through the skin in pimples, blotches,
and sores, and sadder still, when the
young and innocent are laughed at
and twitted in all such eases. Parents
should give them that good and pure
remedy, Sulphur Bitters, which will
search and drive out of the blood
every particle of humor. Health
A 'Warm Friend.
Foley's Colic Cure is very hot, but
when diluted it is a warm friend in
deed to those suffering from bowe
complaint It never fails. 25c. and
50c. W. H. Coerver, Druggist
WARNER IS DISGUSTED.
Says He Will Asa Nothing More
From MeKlnley's Administration.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 22. Maj.
William Warner gave it out this
morning that he had nothing more to
ask of tbe McKinley Administration.
This is a tacit acknowledgement that
in his fight for at least a small por
tion of the patronage for Missouri the
Major has been worsted. Every can
didate he has fa vored, barring his son,
who was given the snap office of In
spector of Emigration, has been turn
ed down by thecorabinedwork of Web
ster Davis, Assistant Secretary of the
Interior, and R. C. Kerens. The war
between Davis and Warnerdates back
prior to the electionofDavis as Mayor
of Kansas City. Davis is now evening
up. This sudden retirement of War
ner wiil have a direct bearing on the
postmastership and internal revenue
It IIH- the Spot.
When suffering from a severe cold
and your throat and lungs feel sore,
take a dose of Foley'sHoney and Tar,
when the soreness will be at once re
lieved, a warm grateful feeling and
healing of the parts affected will bo
experienced and you will say: "It
feels so good, It Hit The Spot." It
is guaranteed. W. H. Coerver.
Men, Women and Hats.
A German professor has been study
ing that article of masculine apparel
which the irrevent call a "stovepipe,"
and has found in it proof of man's su
per ity to woman, says the New York
Times. Time was, he says, when men,
like women now, ornamented their
hats with ribbons and feathers more
or less beautiful and wore garments
of the brightest colors they could find.
This was all "plumage d' amour;" it
indicated no intellectual superiority,
and no moral worth. It merely repre
sented the superiority of the peacock
over tbe peahen. Now men have molt
ed. Their headgear has become the
unplumed "stovepipe, "their habit the
inexpressive frock coat It is woman,
the professor points out, who wears
the "plumage d' amour" to-day, in
her hat and elsewhere.
Nature, he explains, means some'
thing by every evolution or revolution
she permits. What she means by this
one is that fine feathers are best suit
ed for the feather brainad. The plum'
ed hat of woman is symbolical of her
fall, the plain "stovepipe" of man, of
his rise in intellectuality. Man's
moral worth, in short, has become
zuch that he can lose plumage to the
inferior animals. If this isn't "just
like a man for all the world" nothing
Delinquent Corporation Reports.
Jefferson City, Mo., October 27.
Secretary of State Lesueur to-day
certified to vie prosecuting attorneys
of the state the names of business cor
porations, domestic and foreign, that
have failed to comply with the laws re
quiring an annual report and anti
trust affidavit It now becomes the
duty of these officers to prosecute the
defaulting companies the penaly be
ing heavy fines and revocation of
charter. Out of nearly 7000 corpora
tions subject to the laws, only 844 are
delinquent, and of there 421 are in St
Louis, 201 in Kansas City, 49 in Buch
anan, 22 in Jasper and 15 in Greene
Counties. The other delinquents are
scattered over about sixty counties.
The present is the smallest delinquent
list since the law went into effect
Veterinary Book Free.
Dr. Humphreys' Manual on the
treatment of Horses, Cattle, Sheep
Hogs, Dogs and Poultry, mailed free
upon request. Addressthe Humphreys'
Company, New ork.
An Important Decision.
Vinita, I. T., Oct 27. Judge John
R. Thomas of the United States Court,
now in session here, made a very im
portant and far-reaching ruling to
day. Judge Thomas held that tho pub
lication of warning notices to nonresi
dent defendants in divorse proceedings
was null and void and that actual
service must be had on such delend
ants. The decision, if sustained in the
higher courts, to which an appeal will
be taken, will set aside any number
of marriages contracted by parties,
who have obtained decrees of divorce
from the courts on default of nonresi
Hallard's Snow Unement.
If you have a terrible pain in the
small of the back, get a bottle of
Snow Linement It will positively
cure it and at once. Try it and rec
omend it to your friends. Sold at
Wilson's drug store.
Couldn't Use Them.
There was a scene in a big store the
other day that set all the forct of
clerks laughing. And the proprietor
laughed with them, a thing unpreced
ented in the history of the establish
ment A bucolic gentleman arrayed
in blue overalls, check shirt, slouch
hat, and a compromise coat that must
have been manufactured just after the
war, provoked the sport without any
intention oi doing so.
"What the doggone nation do I want
with that butterfly overcoat? 'Taint
no fit to start with, would't keep out
no cold, an' it looks jest 'stough-'twas
made for a dude, with all these colors
an' ribbons an' jim-cracks. I'd look
well now, wouldn't I, fiirtin' 'round
th' barnyard an' th' fields with that
there kind of a uniform?"
With that he brought the offending
garment down as though he were
swinging a flail, and there spread out
one of the daintiest little bath robes
of baby blue that had ever been sold
from the establishment.
"There it is now," half screamed
a pretty and stylish girl who had been
an amused spectator of the scene.
"That's the robe I bought and here's
what you sent me," as she contempt
uously tossed to the counter apackage
from which she tore the string. In it
was a pair of brown jeans pants that
were unmistakably made for rough
"Yes, an' there's them pants I s'-
lected and paid fur. I guess they got
our goods mixed, miss, an' we kin
jest fix 'tall by swoppin' back ag'in.
This heie flowin' robe ain't no earthly
use to me, an' I reckon you don't care
'bout them other articles."
The girl had the good sense to ap
preciate the funny side of the thing,
and the "swop" was made amid gen
eral hilarity. Detroit Free Press.
Those who have used Dr. King's
New Discovery know its value, and
those who have not, have now the op
portunity to try it Free. Call on the
advertised druggist and get a Trial
Bottle, Free. Send your name and
andress to H. E. Bucklen & Co., Chi
cago, and get a sample box of Dr.
King's New Life Pills Free, as well as
a copy of Guide to Health and House
hold Instructor, Free. All of which
is guaranteed to do you good and cost
you nothing. W. C. Hainan's drug
A Human Newspaper Press.
Gen. Joseph S. Smith, of Maine,
tells how he published a paper with
out a press in bath, Me , many years
ago: "When I'd get my paper all set
up and ready for the press, I'd lay
the type on a washstand, get it all
leveled down well in the chase, or the
frame in which 'twas locked up, and
then I'd call in tbe hired girl. She
weighed about 210 pounds when she
sat down. That's what I wanted sit
ting-down weight So. after th? hired
girl came in I inked the type, laid over
it the sheet of paper, and on top of
that the blanket, and then I politely
invited the hired girl to sit down on
the washstand. Two hundred and ten
pounds, remember. The result was
just as good an impression as you
could get on any 9100 hand press made
in the United States. My edition in
those days was about 200 copies, and
the hired girl was good for the job at
one sitting no, at 200 sittings. And
she took an interest in it, too, and was
just as ready for business every publi
cation day as a 9200,000 Hoe perfect
ing press would be." New York
Our Flag Not There.
Of the 648 ocean steamships which
entered the port of Buenos Ayres dur
ing the firsteight months of the present
year, not one sailed under the flag of
the United States. Yet those vessels
carried thousands of tons of our goods,
the freights on which went into the
pockets of Europen ship owners. The
growing commerce of Argentina, which
might be largely controlled by Ameri
can enterprise, is passing into the
hands of Germany and England, and
will continue to do so until our ship
ping laws and commercial policy are
revised on terms that will enable us to
compete successfully for the South
American trade. New York Mail and
It May Save Your I. lie.
A dose or two of Foley's Honey and
Tar will prevent an attack of pneu
monia, grip or severe cold if taken in
time. Cures coughs, colds, croup,
LaGrippe, hoarseness, difficult breath
ing, whooping cough, incipient con
sumption, asthma orbronchitis. Gives
positive relief in advanced stages of
consumption, asthma or bronchitis.
Guaranteed. Coerver's drug store.
HE DIDN'T SEE THE CAR.
But Mr. Bollinger of Stoddard Coun
ty Felt It Good and Plenty.
D. C. Bollinger, a farmer from
Stoddard County, Missouri, with
business at the stock yards, had a
touch of city life Wednesday when a
south-bound Broadway cable car
knocked himabouttenfeetand sprawled
him on the granite blocks.
With five other farmers he had just
stepped off of a north-bound Broad
way car at Washington avenue, when
the south-bound car cr.-j.-. -zl-linger
was too busy talking to his
companions to see the car.
A patrol wagon luokuim to the City
Dispensary, where Dr. Kearney found
him badly bruised about the body, but
no bones were broken. He said he
would return home.
Where L.lfe Is Longest.
More people over 100 years old are
found in mild climates than in the
higher latitudes. According to the
last census of the German Empire, of
a population of 55,000,000, only seventy-
eight have passed the 100th year.
France, with a population of 40,000,
000, has 213 centenarians. In England
there are 14G; Ireland, 578, and in
Scotland, 46. Sweeden has 10 and
Norway 23; Belgium, 5; Denmark, 2;
Switzerland, none. Spain, with a
population of 18,000,000, has 401 per
sons over 100 years of age. Of the 2,
250,000 inhabitants of Servia, 575 per
sons have passed the century mark.
It is said that the oldest persons Ut.
irg whose age has been prora is.
Bruno Cotrim, born in Africa and
now living in Rio Janeiro. He is 150
years old. A coachman in Moscow -has
lived 140 years. New York Herald.
Prices tn 1804.
While at Siloam Springs some days
ago L. P. Payne handed us a copy of
price lists of 1864 sent him by a Kan
sas City wholesale house. The prices
are from New York quotations. We
copy the following from the list:
Prints, Meramec, per yard 50 cents.
Prints, Pacific, per yard 46 cents.
Prints, Cohos Falls, per yard 25
Ginghams, per yard 40 to 471 cents..
Delainos, per yard 55 to 86 cents.
Apron checks, per yard 45 to 55fc
Ti6ks, per yard 35 to 75 cents.
Canton flannels, per yard 44 to 80
Brown shirting, per yard 471 to 60
Brown sheeting, per yard 50 to 721
Linseys, per yard 53 to 871 cents.
Bleached cotton, per yard 431 cents.
West Plains Journal.
Sending Money by Mall.
The loss a week or two ago between
Ogden and Chicago of a postal regist
ry pouch which contained 914,000 is
something that is puzzling the special
agents of the Post Office Department
Tbe methods pursued by the depart
ment are supposed to throw every
possible safeguard around the hand
ling and transportation of valuable
property that is consigned to the
mails. The regulations require the
personal inspection and checking by
two or three men of every pouch con
taining registered mail, and in the
case in question all these requirements
had been complied with. In spite of
all 'this, however, the package dis
appeared, and no trace of it has yet
The incident suggests that there is a
widespread error as to the responsi
bility of the government for packages
of money that are sent through the
mails. It is generally supposed that
it money so sent should be lost by
accident or dishonesty the government
is bound to make the loss good. This
is not the case. The system of regis
tration and receipting its value in that
when a package is lost it can be easily
traced over the route it has taken, but
registration is for registration alone,
and while the goverment takes special
care of registered matter, it does not
assume responsibility for its loss or
destruction. It would be well were
this borne in mind, especially when
there are methods by which large sums
of money or valuable property can be
sent other than the registration de
partment, and that, too, with the
assurance that any loss sustained will
be made good. Philadelphia Inquirer.
A Staort Sad Story.
Had Foley's Honey and Tar been
used, this story would have had a