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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1897.
Vol. XXII No 29
DEMOCRAT PRINTING GO., PublisHers.
WERE THEY ROBBERS
Chauncy Mitchell Says
Mx Tough-Looking Strangers at a
I.ate Hour at Night.
Wednesday morning at near 1
o'clock six tough-looking men, all
strangers, walked into the Palace Sa
loon. They were strangers in town
and strangers to Mr. Mitchell, who
had no doubt been dreaming of cow
boys, bank-robbers and highwaymen,
and as they walked up to the counter,
Mr. Mitchell, without being com
manded, threw up his hands just as
naturally and as good-naturedly as if
he was going to be robbed. One of
the men called for the drinks, paid for
them and then they all walked out.
Mr. Mitchell telephoned to all the
saloons to look out for robbers. The
night-watchmen were notified to look
out for robbers. They looked out,
but no robbers showed up.
Were they robfeers or ere they
The liicttH 1NUM Almanac and Paper.
We are informed that the 1898 Al
manac of Prof. Irl II. Hicks is now
ready, and judging from its past his
tory, it will not be many weeks in lind
ing its way into homes nd offices all
over America. It is much larger and
finer than any previous issue. Itoon
tains Uli pages, is splendidly printed
and illustrated on lice book paper,
having the finest portrait ever given
of Prof, Hicks. It can no longer be
denied -hai the publications of Prof.
Hicks have become a necessity to the
family and commercial life of this
country. His journal "WttKD AND
Wohks. " aside f ran its storm, weather
and atru9ouiical features, has taken
rank with the best literary, scientific
and famiJy magazines of the age. Do
not beliwe hearsaj" and reports. See
the Hicks Almanac and paper for
yourself. You will then know why
they aite so popular. They are edit
cators of the millions, and unrivaled
safeguards to jirojrerty and human
life. It is matter of simple record that
Prof. Hicks has foretold for many
years a.!l great storms, floods, drouths
and tornadoes, even the recent terrible
drouth over all. the country. The Al
manac alone is worth 2- cents a copy.
The paper is fcl.lVj a year with the Al
manac as a premium. Send to
WORD AXP iVOKKS Pl B. CO.,
.201 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo.
The Gould Octopus.
Sine.' .Louis Houck 'n debut in the
railroad business the managers of the
Gould system luive been endeavoring
to freeze out or crush his interests.
They ha ve fought him for years over
the receivership of the Delta branch
and finding him too much for them.
they now are attempting to ruin hs
Cape Girardeau line as well as the
beautiful little city of Cape Girardeau,
by parallelling his lines to Gray's
Point in this county above Commerce,
and making a terminus at Gray's
Point for more than .two thousand
miles of railroad. And to further add
to the huuxilation of Louis Houck and
his wife, who own the land, or a part
of it, at the Point, they have instituted
suit to have condemned four times as
much land as they have any right un
der the statutes. 1 David was entitled
to Biblical' mention for having killed
Goliath with a. single rock, we think
Louis Houck deserves the national
reputation which he has earned for
opposing so long and so well the
Gould octopus with only a few rocks.
Being one of the best lawyers in the
State of Missouri to-day, he has made
them fight for every inch of ground
and will continue to do so. To see him
at work is to admire him. He enters
into it with soul, mind and body. To
watch him at his work, one can not
help thinking of the lines:
"Hun, run, thou mighty rill,
Ever working, ilever still,
Hun, and turn the useful mill.'"
Scott County Democrat.
Secretary Sherman Confident.
Washington-, D. C, Nov. 3. Sec
retary Sherman arrived in Washing
ton early this morning and was at his
desk busy with affairs of state; look
ing as fresh as if he had not voted
yesterday at Mansfield, O., and made
the long trip back to Washington over
night. The secretary had not re
ceived any private advices, but said
that he was satisfied, from the condi
tion of affairs as known to him last
night, that the Republicans had car
, ried the State ticket and the Legisla
ture as well, insuring a Republican
Senator as a successor to Mr. Hanna.
THE WAR TO BEGIN SOON.
A systematic Fight to Be Made on
Chicago Department stores.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30. Backed by May
or Harrison, Corporation Council
Thornton will begin a fight on depart
ment stores next Monday. Proceed
ings will be instituted in some Justice
Court to compel the department stores
to observe the provisions ofthe Walk
These ordinances provide that in no
store where dry goods are soid shall
meat or liquor bedispensed. In other
words, they will prevent the operation
of the provision department of the big
stores. Interwoven with the action to
be begun under the ordinances is the
Duddleston ordinance, which provides
that all sellers of meat in the city shall
take out a license.
An elaborate decision has been
reached in the Corporation Council's
office thutthe department stores cannot
take a license under the Duddleston
ordinance This has precipitated the
fight, as was expected. Application
was made by the department stores for
met licenses. The decision of the
Corporation Council isthat the Walk
er ordinances forbid them to sell
meats and liquors, therefore the li
censes cannot be issued.
The attorney representing the de
partment stores in the tight says that
if the decision is against them in the
Justice Court an appeal will be taken
to the Circuit Court, and if the action
is unfavorable there final appeal will
be made to the State Supreme Court.
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
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cure cf Constipation and Sick Head
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Ther Jire guaranteed to be perfectly
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Ills One Friend.
When the name of Charles Morgan
was called in the police court yester-
dty afternoon a negro youth stepped
from the waiting and he had on a rag
ged and tattered ;oat and not a sign
f a shirt.
"Say, why don't you put ea some
clothes?" askod the recorder.
"These are nsf every-day cJothes,"
replied the youth. "I'se got good
Sunday clothes at home."
Charley had fceen arrested for loaf
ing about the streets at night. He told
the officers that he had S1I63 et home,
.nd did't mind little likea fiee. Dur
ing the trial some verv humorous col
loquys took plaee between the record
er and the prisoner.
"Where did you come from"' asked
"Twenty years ago."
"Have you any relatives?"
"Yes, an uncle."
"Why don't you live with him?"
" 'Cause yer kin folks are your
orst enemies. "
"Have you any friends?"
"Who is it?"
Charley was sect to the stockade for
twenty days. Atlanta Constitution.
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,
The following named gentlemen will
eoutpose the Grand Jury for the Jan
uary term of the Circuit Court:
Hy. Schreiner, David Crites,
J. L. Hinkle, E. S. Lilly.
Otto Fredrick, W. G. Schneider,
Chas. Kiehne, Aug. Lehman,
Christian Grebe, Geo. Meyer,
Peter Lehner, J. H. Miller.
It Hits the Spot.
When suffering from a severe cold
and your throat and lungs feel sore,
take a dose of Foley's Honey and Tar,
when the soreness will be at once re
lieved, a warm grateful feeling and
healing of the parts affected will be
experienced and you will say: "It
feel so good, It Hit The Spot" It
is guaranteed. . W. H. Coerver.
Wit of the Children.
A tra?it1fimun g:hn tiafl rrnu'n wftltTiir
, ... b .
was in the habit of taking his children
out of the city for a drive,1, and show
ing them a one-story house, pointing
out to them with pride as the place
where they were born, says
an exchange. A cyclone demolished
the house, and upon the next visit one
of the children exclaimed: "Oh, dear,
dear! we were not born anywhere
"I saw a rabbit run through that
ledge!" "No, dear, it was imagin
ation." "Has 'maginations got white
Johnny Mamma, I wish our family
belonged to the Salvation Army!
Mamma Why? Johnny Becaus3 if
we did I could beat the drum when I
go to Sunday-school.
Teacher (angrily) Why don't you
answer my question, Bobby? His
Brother Tommy (answering for him)
Please, sir, he's got a peppermint
in his speech.
Nellie (aged 6) Mamma, you said
it was not right to tell tales about
John. Mother Yes, that is what i
told yon. dear. Nellie Well, then, I
won't say nuffin, but I fink John ought
to tell you how he scratched me pretty
Sunday-school Teacher Tommy,
who made all these beautiful fields and
mountains? Tommy I don't know:
we just moved here.
"Grandpa, how old are you?" "I
am 87 years old, my little dear."
"Then you were born eighty years be
fore I was." Yes, my little girl."
"What a long time you had alone
waiting for me."
It was the first time Stewart had seen
any very small chickens, and he did
not understand that the smooth patches
on the sides were wings. When one
of the chicks tried to spread his
wings, Stewart cried: "See he's open
ing his pockets and ttiere isn't any
thing in them."
Tommy Auntie, mamma bought me
a pair of gloves to-dav. Auntie Did
she, Tomraie? What are they, kids'
Tommy No, indeed: they're men's.
Mother (examining the proof of her
small son's photograph) Johnny,
why didn't you smile? Johnny (aged
6 years, with an injured air) I did,
mother, but the man dida't put it
1'Jenty ol Work on the .Farms.
"But surely," I said, more men ap
ply to you for work than youcanpossi
He looked at me with some wonder
at my ignorance. "For a long time
I have boen looking for a. man to help
me," belaid, "I'm groving old, and
I can't do the work that I once did:
and if I .could find the right man, I'd
keep him the year round, and pay him
good wages. But the best young fel
lows go to the cities, acd the rest are
mostly a worthless lot. There's hard
ly a day in the year wien I haven't a
job for any decent man who'll ask for
it- I have to go looking for men, and
then 1 generally can't find one that's
any account." Walter A Wyckoff in
Veterinary Hook Free.
Dr. Humphreys' Manual on the
treatment of Horses, Cattle, Sheep
Hogs, Dogs and Poultry, mailed free
upon request. Address the Humphreys'
Company, New York.
Joseph .Jefferson oh '-the National
Yale hoys had an opportunity on
Friday not only to listen to a talk by
Joseph Jefferson, but toask him ques
tions afterwards. The questions
brought out the most interesting talk
of the day. One specimen must suffice.
The question was; "Doyoufavor the
establishment of an American theater
similar to the Comedie Francaise?"
In reply he said there was no vital ob
jection to it, but a subsidy from the
government would beabsolutely neses-
sary, "and that," said he, "is im
possible in this country. Vienna,
Berlin, St. Petersburg and Paris rep
resent the nations of which they are
the capitals. But what American city
resents the United States? ' New York
would claim to do so, and Boston
would clamor for the honor, Chicago
would be heard from, San Francisco
also, and Washington would demand
the theater as the country's capital.
And what would Cohoes Falls say?"
it is to see a beautiful child' 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 cases. Parents
should give them that good and pure
remedy. Sulphur Bitters, which will
search and drive out of the blood
every particle el numor. ueaitn
Ker.C. F. J. Tate and Miss Bessye
Munroe to Wed at Lonoke.
The Little Rock Gazette of October
24th announces a notable wedding to
occur at high noon, November 3, in
the Baptist church at Lonoke, Ark.,
the contracting parties being Miss
Bessye Munroe, Vf Lonoke, and the
Rev. C. F. J. Tate, pastor of the First
Baptist church, of this city.
The ceremony will be performed by
Ex-Governor J. P. Eagle, assisted by
Pastor O. P. Miles, of Lonoke.
Miss Munree is a most popular mem
ber of one of the leading families of
the State. She is the youngest daugh
ter of Major L. W. Munroe, who is
favorably and prominently known in
financial and business circles. She is
a sister of Mrs. W. H. Eagle, Mrs.
Dr. G. M. Thompson. Mrs. D. R.
Boone and Mrs. W. K. Oldham. She
is well known in social circles of Lit
tle Rock, Memphis and Nashville.
Her musical, literary and collegiate
training was acquired in the Southern
University, ef Florence, Ala., and the
Word's Seminary, of Nashville, Tenn.
Her superior accomplishments ad
mirably fit her for the high position
which she is now to fill, and our city
is to be congratulated upon the addi
tion of such a spirit to the company
of our elite ladies.
The groom-elect is a young Baptist
minister of high distinction and wide
reputation. He took his collegiate
course at the William Jewell College:
his theological course at the Louis
ville Seminary, and his evangelistic
training at the Moody School in Chi
cago. After leaving school ho entered the
evangelistic field, covering ten States
and Territories in three and one-half
years, and witnessing some 2,000 ac
cessions to the churches with which he
labored. He has worked in meetings
conducted by Moody and Wharton, of
America: Telford and Varley, of Eng'
land, and John McNeil, of Scotland.
Since coming here, about 11 months
ago, nearly 100 new members have
been added to the church, of which he
Mr. Tate and his bride are to be
given a reception at Mexico, Mo., by
bis brother. Prof. J. B. Tate, of Har
din College, after which they will
make a short trip to Chicago, Mil
waukee and other Northern points.
They will be at homo to their Pine
BJuJT friends after November 15th.
Messrs. O. J. Wade, M. C. Cleve
land and F. H. Jeannin are to accom
pany Mr. Tat to Lonoke tomorrow
and join in his march to Hymen's al
tar. Pine Bluff (Al k. ) Graphic.
Ketall Coul Dealers Meet.
Tbo retail coal dealers had a meet
ing last Saturday afternoon, at the
office of C. Waseni, on lower Coinmer
cial Ave. There seems to be a scarcity
of coal, also some trouble about se
curing transportation. The coal sup
ply was exh .usted in the cities during
the miners' .-irike, and now the period
of the ''ear iias arrived when the de
mand from consumers reaches its max
mum The consequence is a call for
coal in all directions, and the output
not up to the normal, for the strike
has not wholly disappeared. Indeed,
it is said some mine operators do not
want it to disappear soon, as resump
tion of work means increased cost for
mining, and they have large contracts
based on the cost of mining before the
strike set in: therefore, if they satisfy
the miners so they will resume work,
there will be heavy loss to mine own
ers on these contracts, in which there
is provision made for strikes. Operat
ors thus situated find a prolongation
of the strike more prolitablethan min
ing. Furthermore, there is a scarcity
of cars on the different railroads, com
pared with the demand for them at the
present time, and this may continue
for mon'hs. Under the circumstances
the retail coal dealers in this city evi
dently think they should actin unison.
Their deliberations will probably re
sult in a uniform price for coal of the
same grades, and doubtless an ad
vance in prices. Possibly also an
agreement as to some other matters,
such as giving credit to consumers,
etc. Cairo Argus.
Doing a Mg Business.
W. S. Albertof theS. Albert Whole
sale Grocer Company of this city in
forms a representative of the DEMO
CRAT that this time last year the Com
pany was doing a very small business
compared to what it is doing now.
Mr. Albert says business this fall has
been a very agreeable surprise to his
nrm. iney are selling more goods
with less effort than they ever sold be-1
fore and the country merchants are
more prompt in paying than ever be
fore. The company is doing a big
business and its business is increas
ing right along.
JUDGES BOOKED FOR JAIL.
St. Clair County Kallroad Bond Case
Again to the Front.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 4. The
county judges of St. Clair County
have been commanded to appear be
fore the United States Circuit Court
here November 18 and show cause why
they have refused to pay a large judg
ment against St Clair County. There
is a judgment against mat county
held by Eastern men who bought bonds
of a railroad that was never built.
Judges of that county have been in
jail at Kansas City for refusing to
order a levy on the county to pay the
judgment. The new judges, Thomas
Gill, Thomas Nevill and Robert Ly
ons, were commanded to levy a tax to
pay the judgment.
They refused, and on November 18
they will probably be sent to jail for
an indefinite time. This matter has
become a political issue in St. Clair
County, and candidates for judgships
there must promise to go to jail rather
than order a tax levy to pay this
Why She Was Interested.
"Well," said Mrs. Hucksley. as her
husband was hanging his coat upon
the hall-rack, "what did they do with
Luetgert? Did you bring home a
"Luetgert! Bah!" exclaimed Mr.
Hucksley; "I'm sick of the name of
Luetgert. Why should you care what
they have done with Luetgert? I wish
the papers would quit printing stuff
about him. His affair is of no public
interest or, atleast, there is no reason
why it should be a matter of public
interest. It is actually shameful to
exploit such disgusting affairs."
"Of no public interest?" retorted
Mrs. Hucksley. "It is a matter of
public interest of the greatest public
"I'd like to know how you make that
out," her husband answered.
"Dou't the public eat sausage?" she
But Mr. Hucksley had nothing more
to say. Cleveland Leader.
The Green superstition.
It is singular how varied is the su
perstition regarding he color green
in different countries. It is the nation
al color of the Irish, and the imperial
green of France is the perpetuation of
the royal color of theold Meroringian
kings. How different is the sentiment
toware the color in Scotland. There
it is held in the utmost aversion, if
not fear. With someof theclans, par
ticularly the Caithness men, it is con'
sidered fatal. With this clan the su
erstition is altogether born of the re
suits of Flodden field, where the Caith
ness men wore the color. It is also
considered unluck by the Ogilvie and
Grahame clans, the latter telling a
story of an old man who was thrown
from his horse and killed in a fox
chaso because he had a green lash in
his riding whip. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Ballard's snow Liniment.
There is no pain it will not relieve,
no swelling it will not subdue, no
wound it will hot heal. It will cure
frost bites, chiblains and corns. Sold
by Wilson Drug Store.
The Advertisement Was Worth It.
Gov. Bob Taylor, of Tennessee, was
down in Texas not long ago on a
lecturing totlr. At Sherman he spent
some hours in meeting old friends and
making new ones. A correspondent
of the Houston "Post" says: "Among
his callers was Maj. White, formerly
manager of the Gayoso Hotel at Mem
phis. After warmly greeting each
other, as only two friends of long
standing can, Maj. WhT remarked
'Governor, I believe you once pardon'
ed a man whom I sent to the pen.
'Yes,' said the Governor, 'I remember
your man: the young fellow who stole
Fanny Davenport's diamonds. I re
member the case distinctly, for it was
at the actress' personal request that I
pardoned him. She came to my office
and made an eloquent appeal for Tol
bert, who was a mere boy, saying that
she was responsible' for his downfall,
insomuch as she had put the tempta
tion within his reach. Release him,
and I will give him a new start,' said
she, and I did. Shekept her promise,
too, for when he was released she pre
sented him with a new suit of clothes
and $500 and sent him West to make a
fresh start. Under the circumstances
I never regretted the act of clemency.' "
A Warm Friend.
Foley's Colic Cure is very hot, bnt
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
WATCHING FOR THE COMING.
Seventb-Day Adventlsts Think the
Appointed Time Is Nigh. 4
Battle Creek, Mich., November 1.
Seventh Day Adyentists of this city
are excited over the prophesied coming
of Christ. They havereceiveda special
communication from Mrs. White, the
"Proph 3tess, " that the time for the
application of tLe parable of Luke
xiv, 16-23, is now due, and they are
commanded to go out into the high
ways and hedges g!TC - "--
call to supper.'' Under this impulse
the principal street corners are occu
pied, and saloons invaded ty enthusi
astic gospelers every night.
In the immense tabernacle great
crowds continue to assemble under
the leadership of Rev. Jones and
Rev. Ballenger, expecting the' Holy
Ghost to come down with fire from
heaven. To this end all are exhorted
to unconditionally accept the visita
tions of the prophetess and to conform
to her precepts, which command them
to pay tithes and to abstain from all
flesh meats, butter, etc. Some 500
members who are remiss in the matter
of paying tithes have been repeatedly
branded as thieves from the pulpit,
and scores have been whipped into
line under the scathing denunciations
of the prophetess.
Battle Creek is the headquarters of
the Seventh Day Adventists' Church
in America. The town of 18,000 peo
ple has over 6,000 residents of that
faith, and the great sanitarium, which
has made Battle Creek known all over
the world, is conducted by the church.
Non-Enforcement ofthe City Laws
or Ordinances. .
Every city or municipal corporation
within the limits of this State, has its
rules of government, or what is com
monly called ordinances. These ordi
nances prescribe rules of action pro
hibitory, mandatory, &c, by which all
persons must, or should, be governed.
Any infraction of these rules is punish
able by a fine, and upon the non-pay.
ment thereof, imprisonment in the cUx.
jail. After the commitment of any. of
fender the city is given the authprity.
to make use of his services until he is
discharged by law, whichmay be upon
the payment of his fine, or until he
shall haveearned his freedom by work
ing for the city or being simply de
prived of his liberty at the raft p$ gr.e,
,'jollar per day.
A City lucoiporated under a ln. sd
broad as this could, without doubt,
make proper preparations forthe pun
ishment of offenders jvho do not pay
If the laws of this city are to be up
held, and violators punished, thn it
is the legal duty of the authorities to
make the strongesteffort of which they
are capable, to secure an enforcement
of the ordinances, otherwise our muni
cipal laws become a farce and we re
vert to tho period when brute force
ruled and governed the weak and
justice was unknown.
Every official of this city, when he
qualifies tor office, takes au oath that
he will support and abide by the laws
of this State; and further, that he will
cause the local laws or ordinances, to
be complied with to the best of his
ability. After the administration of
the oath of office it becomes his im
perative duty to do all in his power
to assist in thepunishmentof violators
of municipal laws, and if he should be
negligent or indifferent in his line of
duty or action, then he should be re
moved from office by the iaw which
governs such cases, or by the ballot
of the voters. Lawlessness reigns su
preme where the laws are not enforced.
Make every official do his duty and
then the laws areenforced, consequent
ly lawlessness is caused by officials
who are derelict in their sworn duty,
and they above all others, are'to
blame for the existence of such a con
dition. Our local laws are ample for
our protection and government and
every la iv-abiding citizen of this muni
cipality has a legal right to see that
the officials cause them to be complied
with strictly to the letter. He has a
funiher right to see that no partiality
is sfiown in their enforcement, so that
justice is done to one and injustsce
The writer desires to say that he has
in a brief and general way set out how
a municipality should be properly
governed, viz: official compliance with
law; and further, that he believes that
a great many reforms could be insti
tuted in the matter of government of
this city. It is not his desire to be
critical, but should occasion demand
it he will certainly be very definite.
Two Good Things.
"77" for Grip and Colds; No. 10 for
Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Weak
Stomach; 25c each at all druggist.