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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1898.
Vol. XXIII No 4
A RUNAWAY TEAM!
Kills its Driver, August
He was ;Tlirown from Ills Wasron
and Ills Skull Crushed.
About live o'clock Saturday even
ing August Schlueter's team took
fright on West Broadway, ran away
and Mi-. Schlueter was thrown from
the wagon and killed.
An inquest was held Sunday morn
ing and the jury returned a verdict in
aceordace with the above facts.
August Schlueter was a son of the
late August Schlueter, who was w.ll
known t; nuuiv of our old citizens.
is ur. Humphreys lai.mus
Speciric for the eureof Grip and Colds,
and tii'f prevention of Pneumonia. All
The Catholic .Cicruy are Prayln
(-.( t IWi ss Our Country.
Washington, I), c, May . since
the beginning of the war with Spain,
and especially since the Jordan dis
patches ivc-ntiy attacked the patriot
ism of tin- Koniau Catholic hicra n-hy
of the United States, tbe Archbishops
and Bishops have been devising some
inothod of making their position clear
before the people of America. They
have finally agreed to issue a circular
letter addressed to the clergy and laity
of tiie I'.iiraan Catholic Church in the
United States. This 'letter will be
read in every church iD the country
it declares tiiat the duty of loyal
American Roman Catholics, next to
their duty to God, is patriotically to
support their country in the war with
Spain. It directs the priests of the
church to pray daihT for the soldiers
and sailors who may fall in battle,
and for ;v glorious victory that shall
restore peace. The circular has been
endorsed by Mgr. Martinelli, apos
loiie delegate, and reads as follows:
"To the Clergy and Laity of the
Catholic Church of the United States
Greeting: The events that have sue
ceeded the blowing up of the battle
ship Maine and the sacrifice of 2ii6 in
nocent victims, the patriotic seamen
of the United States, have culminated
in war between Spain and our own
'Whatever may have been the indi
vidual opinion of Americans prior to
the declaration of war, there can now
be no two opinions as to the dutv of
every loyal American citizen. A re
sort to anus was determined upon by
tiie chief executive of the nation with
the advice of both houses of congress
and after consultation with his cabi
net officers, but not until every effort
had been exhausted to bring about an
honorable and peaceful solution of
our difficulties with Spain. The pa
tient calmness, the dignified forbear
ance, the subdued firmness of Presi
dent McKinley during the trying time
that intervened between the destruc
tion of the Maine and the declaration
are beyond all praise and should com
mand the admiration of every true
"We, the members of the Catholic
Church, are true Americans, and as
such are loyal to our country and our
flag and obedient to the highest de
crees and the supreme authority of
the nation. We are not now engaged
in a war of section against section or
state against state, but we are united
as one against a foreign enemy and a
common foe. If, as we are taught by
our holy church, love of country is
next to love of God, a duty imposed
upon us by all laws, human and di
vine, then it is our duty to labor and
to pray for the temporal and spiritual
well being of the brave soldiers who
are battling for our beloved country.
'Let us faithfully beg the god of
battles to crown their arms on land
and sea with victory and triumph and
stay unnecessary effusion of blood
and speedily to restore peace to our
beloved land and people.
"To this end we direct that on and
after the receipt of this circular and
until the close of this war every priest
shall in his daily mass pray for the
restoration of peace by a g.erious
victory for our flag. We also direct
that prayers for the brave soldiers
and sailors that fall in battle be said
every day after mass. These prayers
shall be said aloud with the people
and shall be one 'Our Father' and one
'Hail Mary' and the 'De Profunds.1
"We pray that God may bless and
preserve our country in this great
crisis and speedily bring victory, hon
or and peace to all our people."
As this letter will reach every mem
ber of the Catholic Church in the next
week, the Archbishops hope to accom
plish much good by its means.
That Is What the Jury iave
Murderer or Gabriel Meier.
The jury in the cas of John Fink,
charged with the murder of Gabriel
Meiser at Allen ville, returned a verdict
in the Circuit Court, this morning,
giving Fink, the murderer, forty years
in the penitertiary.
I-ink was defended by Kd. Hays.
Another Lesson for Missouri
1:k-state of Missouri fifth in the
Union in population and volume of it
resources has Iv-ea again called upon
to suffer the humiliation of seeing it
self as a community vh';re small men
are thrust into small places. It ha
suffered much from this sort of noto
ricty in the past, and Governor Ste
pheris lias determined, apparently
that its record in this resiled shall
not be weakened. At a time when
.ciilhim is urcciL-u I a i o the non.i
ous ana wealthy states in connection
willi the aid which has been called
for to carry on the war. the governor
has proved tru.; to his liiliputian in
stincts and lias excited the ridicule
and disgust of Iho Nation by a display
ol peanut politics that is rendered
immeasurably small and disgracefu
iiv the gravity of the business witl
wine:: n-; has liir-i-fi-ivd lor personal
In so serious and urgent an alia
a tne recrmiiiiir of Missouri s :iiit;i
under the president's call for troops
he has not hesitated to interpose hi
petty political plans and to do what
he can to quench the enthusiasm and
patriotism of the young men of the
State by distributing his commissions
where they will be the most effective
in strengthening the party machine
In a movement effecting .the honor
of the Nation and its noble purpose to
establish a free government in the is
land of Cuba he has applied the same
eight-by-ten methods which he would
use in a local election or in packing a
convention. He has shown not a hint
of any ability to rise to a great occa
sion or to meet an emergency requir
ing patriotic and unselfish action.
His policy has been one of delay and
of sordid seeking for self-aggrandize
ment, while the full sized goverons of
other states have responded promptly
to the call of the country, without a
thought of political profit or anv of
the other selfish considerations which
completely fill the mind ef a man like
Ihus, Missouri has again been
warned of the supreme folly of choos
ing for its public servants men of
dwarfish minds, petty natures and
qualities which can never be utilized
lor me goou oi tne state or its io-
ple. Kansas City Star.
Fannie Gawronski Married.
Special to the Dimix bat.
ST. Loos, Mo., May ). Fannie
Gawronski and Frank Ezkorn were
married in this city last night. The
bride formerly resided in Cape Girar
deau. The groom resides in Louis
ville, Ky. The happy pair received a
serenade from the South Side Jubilee
A Queer () Medicine.
There is a Medicine whose pro
prietors do not claim to have dis
covered some hitherto unknown in
gredient, or that it is a cure-all. This
honest medicine only claims to cure
certain diseases, and that its ingred
ients are recognized by the most skill
ful physicians as being the best for
Kidney and Bladder Diseases. It is
Foley's Kidney Cure.
Resolution Adopted by the Republi
can County Central .Committee.
Be it Resolved by the Republican
County Central Commitiee of Cape
Girardeau county, Mo., that the sec
retary be instructed to draft a written
pledge, to be signed by all candidates
coming before the County Republican
nominating convention, to support
the ticket in full as named by that
convention, both with vote and influ
ence, and that the secretary notify all
candidates of this action of the Com
mittee, and request their signature to
said written pledge, and that this res
olution be published.
If You Keep.
If you keep a horse, cow or dog,
send for Dr. Humphreys' Veterinary
Manual and learn about their treat
ment and cure. Mailed free. Address
Humphreys' Medicine Company, Wil
liams & John Sts., New York.
The people of Kelso pronounce, in
emphatic terms, the report about the
eight hundred dollars Spanish cam
paign fund, as false They (say they
are patriotic American citizens, and
the party that started the report that
they had sent eight hundred dollars
to Madrid for Spain is either a liar
or crazy, or both.
FORTY YEARS IN
And the Aierican Flag
of Porto Rico.
Sampson is Now After the Spanish
which is off Fsland Martingue.
Sjiecial to Daily Democrat.
Washington. I). 0.
Porto Rico, sumnulerel to Sampson ar hx o'clock Thursday
eveinnir, after the American warships had reduced the fortifi
cations. American loss, two killed and seven wounded.
Spanish loss heavy.
Schley's squadron sailed this morning to re-inforee the
blockading squadron at Havana.
Sampson is expected to meet Spanish squadron from La
Nine Hundred Spaniards Reported Killed.
Washington, D. C, May LI, o:.'50 p. m. Spanish Cape
Verde squadron certainly off island Martinique, between Samp
son ami the warship Oregan.
A Havana dispatch to London says in a recent engage
ment nine hundred Spaniards
does not give the location of the
Sampson has left San Juan
HER THIRD VENTURE.
So Said a Young Widow Vcstcrduy
In Taklni; Out a License to Wed.
"This will be my third husband,'"
said Mrs. Fannie Gawronski of 184
South Thirteenth yesterday while mar
riage License Clerk Charles Bilhartz
was filling out a license lor tier to
marry Frank E. Etzkorn.
"Is that so?" said the clerk.
Yes," replied she, ''and if this little
fellow don't behave himself I'll fix
She noticed the door leading to an
inner office partly open. She walked
over to it and shut it. Edward Bau
man, who has a desk in the inner
room, wondered who shut the ooor,
which he had left oiien to facilitate
ventilation. He opened the door
again and looked out with a nlease-
leave-this-door-alone look on his
Mrs. Gawronski walked back to the
door from where she was standing at
Clerk Bilhartz's desk, and pulled the
door to with a slam. It remained
After Mrs. Gawronski and her third
choice had gone Baunian opened the
door cautiously and peeped out. See
ing that the coast was clear, he ven
tured out and inquired who the woman
was who insisted on keeping h.s office
Before leaving Mrs. Gawronski
asked Clerk Bilhartz where divorces
were obtained. She was told that
they were granted "upstairs.'"
Hook on Diseases of ilorscs.
Book on diseases of horses, cattle,
sheep, dogs, hogs and poultry mailed
free by addressing Humphreys' Veter
inary bpecihes, corner William &
John Sts., Xew York.
A Boy on the "Private."
I saw a whole regiment of live pri
vates yesterday. Live privates was
scarce, until they started another war.
All the privates of the last war was
killed off in it. My pa was never a
private. He was a general. He was
born so, and took after - his father.
The generals mostly stays in the rear.
My pa did, and the rear was located
at home. The live private is human,
but nobody thinks so.
When the privates win the battle the
government pats the general on the back
and raises his salary. The private
gets $13 a month and shot if he don't
behave himself. A private stopped
at our house when they were getting
up a regiment, but the colonel heard
he was there, and surrounded him and
took him and went to war command
ing him. I wouldn't be a private.
Beautiful Sea Shells.
Every one admires them,
coming south I have received
ous inquiries from northern
for sea shells, and now I am prepared
to answer yes. I can send you shells,
for I have made quite a collection of
lovely shells, both from our own
coast, the coral reefs, and some
beautiful ones from the west India
Islands. I will mail a dozen, no two
alike, to any one who sends a stamp
for postage. Yours,
Mrs. F. A. Warner,
Floats Over the Capitol
V), U)-A a. m. San Jnan,
were killed by the Cubans, but
to meet the Spanish fleet.
Kdward W. Flentge for Collector.
We. to-day announce, by authori
ty, Kdward W. Flentge as a candidate
for the office of Collector of Capo Gi
rardeau county. Two years ago Mr.
Flentge was nominated and elected
collector of the county by the Repub-
Means, but he was cheated out of the
office in a lawsuit instituted by the
Democrats, who, through a little
technicality in the law, succeeded in
keeping Mr. Flentge. along with a
number of other Republicans, from
taking charge of the offices to which
they were legally and justly elected
Mr. Flentge will go before the Re
publican convention again, and if he
is again the nominee he will poll a
vote the Democrats will lie astonished
at. Bill Flen'ge, as he is familiarly
called, is one of the most successful
of the young business men of this
county. He owes his success in busi
ness to his'own energy and tact as a
business man. What he has he has
worked for, aud we all know that he
has worked hard and had to contend
against a great many disadvantages.
He began at the foot of the ladder and
climbed slowly up, but he get to the
top as a business man, and now he is
one of tiie leading merchants of Cape
He is a s i fe man for collector be
cause he is competent, reliable, hon
est and hor-irable. and alway polite
and accommodating to everybody.
Free ot Charge to suflercrs.
Cut this out and take it to your
druggist and get a sample bottle free
of Dr. King's Xew Discovery, for
Consumption, Coughsand Colds. They
do not ask you to buy before trying.
This will show you the great merits of
this truly-wonderful remedy, and show
you what can be accomplished by the
regular sized bottle. This is no ex
periment, and would be disastrious to
the proprietors, did they no know
it would invariably cure. Many of
the best physiciansare now using it
in their practice with great results,
and are relying on it in most severe
cases. It is guaranteed. Trial bottle
fee at W. C. Haman and all Drug
We, the teachers of Lincoln School
have learned with the deepest regret
that we will lose Prof. Inman E. Page
from the state of Missouri. We have
long since realized his great worth,
intellectually and morally, as an able
educator and christian gentleman.
We deplore the loss we shall sus
tain. We congratulate him on his
preferment. We congratulate tbe
Board of Regents for their wisdom in
their very excellent selection of Prof.
Page to the Presidency of their Nor
mal School and University at Guth
John S. Cobb,
Amanda e. Miller,
Georgia A. Goines,
Cynthia A. Brown,
Kucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum,
fever sores, tetter, chapped hands,
chilblains, corns, and all skin erup
tions, and positively cures piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money refunded
Price 25 cents iter box. For sale at
W. C Haman and all Drug Stores.
Defends the People wl Kelso, Mo.
The following appeared in the
Bloomington. (111.) Panlagraph of
To the Editor: In your Associated
Pi-ess dispatches in today's (Friday)
issue appears a telegram dated Seda-
lia. Mo., wherein it is stated that a
lady who is connected by marriage
with the Cotton Belt Railroad asserts
that some $SG0 have been collected and
forwarded from the little town of Kel
so, Scott county, Missouri, to Madrid
for the benefit of the Spanish. Permit
vie to say that my residence in the
neighborhood of Kelso, in the little
city of Cape Girardeau for two years,
made nw very familiar with the people
of Scott county, Missouri, and with
the thrifty German Catholic farmers
about Kelso. They are a loyal, earn
est people, numbering among them
selves and in all that section a great
many veterans of the late war and
members of the G. A. K., and such a
slap as quoted above should not go
tin rebuked. The lady was simply
grossly deceived and the association
of the name of the Cottan Belt road
with the rumor cannot benefit that
road, which is now building a spur
through Keiso. or close by, to Gray's
Point on the Mississippi river. Scott
county, Missouri, eoplewill befound
quite as loyal to our Mag as anywhere
else, and it is but justice that their
friends should seak out for them.
it is to see a beautiful child's face
disfigured with vile humors, bursting
hrough the sl:n in pirn j ics, blohcs
and sores, and sadder still, when the
young and innocent are laughed set
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 of humor. Health
The Law Governing Prizes.
The following clipped from an ex
change, is a brief summary of the law
relating to prizes captured at sea dur
"All the prize of ship superior in
force to the one capturing, above the
cost of disposing of it, is awarded to
the officers and men. One-half of the
prize of a vessel of inferior force goes
to the government and one-half of the
net goes to the men, divided as fol
lows: The Commodore commanding
the fleet gets one-twentieth; the officer
commanding division capturing gets
one-fiftieth: the captian o' vessel gets
one-tenth, if acting under superior
officer and attended: if acting inde
pendently he gets three-twentieths: the
residue is divided amongother officers
and men according to the regular pay
they receive. All men of all vessels
in fleet in hailing distance, whether
engaged or not, share alike. A prize
crew when away from their ship witha
prize, if another prize is captured,
share the same as though present.
The above distribution includes both '
vessels and their cargoes."
Working Woman's Home Associa
tion. 21 S. Peoria Sc., Chicago, 111.,
Jan. 11, 1896.
Our Working Woman's Home As
sociation used Foley'sHoney and Tar
six years ago, and areusing it to-day.
It has alwas been a favorite, for while
its taste is not at all unpleasant its ef
fects are-very beneficial. It has never
ye disappointed us. Wishingyou all
possible success, sincerely yours,
Laura G. Fixon, Mgr. W. H. Coer-
The naming of babies for the victor
ious Admiral of the Asiatic squadron
has already begun. Representative
Adolph Meyer, of Xew Orleans, had a
telegram yesterday from one of his
admiring constituents, announcing
the birth of a son. He would have
named the youngster solely in honor
of the Louisiana Representative, but
in view of the great triumph at Manila
he deemed it advisable to honor Ad
miral Dewey also. Therefore the son
will bear the name of Dewey Meyer
Hommadger. Washington Post.
Don't Like the Name.
A petition is being circulated and
signed to have the name of Spanish
street changed. The residents on that
street are patriotic people, and they
don't like the word Spanish.
They want the City Council to name
that street Dewey Avenue.
The petition will be presented to the
Council at its next meeting.
Since La Grippe bas been prevalent
in this country, there has been found
but one Specific, Dr. Humphreys
For sale by all druggists.
FLOUR QOING UP.
It Is Following Wheat and Bread
Will Follow It.
Chicago, III., May 10. Flour is
marching onward and upward. To
day's advance was 50c a barrel, mak
ing the whole price on Pillsbury grade
$8 a barrel, as against $5.40 when the
advance began early in April, or 83
for the last thirty days. Thus the
percentage of advance is a fraction
All prospocts favor still biaher
price for Hour. The strongest argu
ment in favor of an advance is that it
is anywhere arouuu 2?c Mid- a
ity with wheat. At $3 a barrel, flour
is on a basis of $1.40 wheat, and the
closing price of cash wheat to-day
was -1.S". A large proportion of the
wheat bought by millers for immedi
ate grinding purposes docs not cost
quite the May figure, because wheat,
may be good enough for millers' use,
and stil! not be up to a grade deliver
able on May contracts. It requires
4 l-l.'l bushels of wheat to make a bar
rel of Hour.
The demand from all sources is of
an extraordinary nature. The bread
buying public is soou to feel the prac
tical effect of high-priced wheat, for
city bakers are .".oout to advance
pound loaves 1c. To-day's advance
was based mainly on the advance in
Smoker's Heart-!: rn.
Heart-burn from excessive smoking,
or from any other cause, is relieved
by the tirst dose of Xo. 10, Dr. Hum
phreys' Specific for Dyspepsia. 25c
For County Collector
Albert H. Grant is a candidate for
Collector, as will be seen by his an
nouncement in to-day's Democrat.
Mr. Gnint has held the office of jus
tice of the peace for five years, and no
justice of the peace in the county has
a cleaner record than he has made for
himself asan officer. He has, also, serv
ed as a member of the City Council of
Jackson, and there, too, hewas a faith
ful and careful servant of the people.
He is a Republican who always takes
an active part in the campaigns in the
interest of his party. For two years
ha has been chairman of the Repub
lican Committee of the Fourteenth
Congressional District, and in that
position he has worked hard and
faithfully for the success of his party.
Two years ago Mr. Grant went be
fore the Republican convention for
collector. He was defeated in the con
vention, but after the convention he
took off his coat and worked for i he-
Republican ticket just the same as if
he had been on tbe ticket. Now he
will again ask the Republicans to give
him the nomination for the office he
asked for two years ago, and if he
gets the momination he will, without
doubt, be elected
Mr. Grant is a business man who
has never yet failed in any business
undertaking. He is an honest, hon
orable gentleman, and all who know
him are his friends.
Who goes to the club while her hus
band tends the baby, as well as the
good old-fashioned woman who lcoks
after her home, will both at times get
run down in health. They will be
troubled with loss of appetite, head
aches, sleeplessness, fainting or dizzy
spells. The most wonderful remedy
for these women is Electric Bitters.
Thousands of sufferers from Lame
Back and Weak Kidney's rise up and
call it blessed. It is the medicine for
women. Female complaints and Xerv
ous troubles of all kinds are soon re
lieved by the use of Electric Bitters.
Delicate women should keep this
remedy on hand to build up the system
Only 50c per bottle. For sale by W.
C. Haman and all Drug Stores. 1
Tbe National Guard.
These regiments of the Xational
Guard which have not been asked to
volunteer are still at tbe service of
the President of the United States,
and may be callef on for duty any
where within the country. For such
duty they need not be asked to volun
teer; they are liable without being
asked. If any part of tbe country is
to be stripped of its garrisons to seed
troops to Admiral Dewey, the places
of those garrisons could be filled,
temporarily at all events, by the
Xational Guard. They are as much
at the call of the President for ser
vice within the United States as is the
regular army. This fact should not
be overlooked. Xew York Sun.
Have Yob Had the Grip?
If you have, you probably need a
reliable medicine like Foley's Honey
and Tar to heal your lungs and stop
the racking cough incidental to this
The Wheat Market.
The wheat market in St. Louis
Monday was as follows: July, tl.ll.
Cash wheat sold for, $1.40. May
wheat went up to 11.75.