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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., PuDlisHers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1899.
Vol. XXIV No. 27
Accidents Make History.
Henry M. Teller, in an article
in the New York World say 9:
"Accidents make history. That is the
world's record. I believe if President
Cleveland had done what he should
have done at the time Congress passed
resolutions recognizing the belliger
ency of the Cubans there would have
been no war with Spain and we should
not have got possession of the Phil
ippine Islands and thrown ourselves
into the competitions in the far Last.
I was in favor of going even further
and recognizing the government of
Cuba, if we had done that I thiuk
the Cubans could have whipped Spain
and turned her out of the island.
Finally, 1 think there would have been
no war 11 the Maine hail aot been
But Mr. Cleveland did not reoognize
Cuban belligerency: the Maine was
blown up: we fought Spaiu and whip
ped her, and we now have the Philip
pines and eannot let them go. I11
time we shall establish a local go -ernment,
but we cannot withdraw en
tirely our supervision of affairs ui
those isfands. because if we did so
some other power would undoubteuly
take possession of lUem. Ceriuauy
covets the PnUippines, and she would
doubtless find an excuse to get pos
session of them if we withdrew.
Germany's desire for the Philip
pines is due to the new conditions
governing international relations. It
is evident that the wars of the world
hereafter are to be fought ou the sea.
Coal to day is as valuable as powdtr
for war purposes. Germany has no
coal. Of the nations of the earth, the
United States, England. China and
Japan have coal. Russia has little,
and no other nation has control of
great coal fields. The Philippine Is
lands are full of coal, and would be
useful to Germany fornaval purposes.
But for that very reason we do want
Germany not to have the Philippines:
and if Germany is to be kept out of
the islands we must continue our con
trol of them indefinitely, or until new
conditions arise which may make it
seem wise for us to let go."
"It is a surprising fact," says Prui.
Houton, "that in my travels in all
parts of the world, for the last ten
years, I have met more people having
used Green's August Flower than any
other remedy, for dyspepsia, deranged
liver and stomach, and for constipa
tion. I find for tourists and salesmen,
or for persons filling oflice positions,
where headaches and general bad
feelings from irregular habits exist,
that Green's August Flower is a graud
remedy. It does not injure the system
yb frequent use, and is excellent for
sour stomachs and indijestion. "
Sample bottles free at W. H. 'oervcr.
Sold by dealers in all civilized
The Passing of statues.
A pathetic reminder of how soon
we are forgotten is afforded by the
removal in New Orleans of a statue
of Henry Clay, which has for 4.'! years
occupied a prominent position in the
widest and most attractive avenus of
that city. It was found to be in the
way of the street car companies and
so is technically "removed," but no
destination has yet been found for it,
and the public does not seem to care.
In 1856 popular enthusiasm there for
the "great commoner'' was not less
than that for Dewey to-day. The
erection of an out-of-door statue does
not' necessarily insure permanent
fame. So long as it is not in the way
a statue will be allowed to remain,
even if its subject has been quite for
gotten, as will doubtless be the case a
century hence with a considerable pro
portion of the statues of onr national
capital and other cities of the land.
Artistic tastes, moreover, are chang
ing and making some old statues seem
grotesque. Charleston, a few years,
took down .its statue of John C. Cal
houn in Marion Square, and erected
a new one more in accord 'with the
present day tastes. There is room
for many such improvements, even if
sentimental considerations are some
what disturbed by the change. Bos
Tetter, Salt-Rheum ana Eczema.
The intense itching and smarting
incident to these diseases, is instantly
allayed by applying Chamberlain's
Eye and Skin Ointment. Many very
bad cases have been permanentlycured
by it It is equally efficient for itch
ing piles and a favorite remedy for
sore nipples, chapped hands, chil
blains, frostjibites and chronic sore
eyes. 23c per box. For sale by I
Ben Miller, druggist. ocl9-.y
I American Domination Rest for Ttaeiu
Admiral Dewey was compelled to
remain in Manila Bay. But suppose
it had been possible for him to get
away, and he had done what Mr.
Bryan thinks he ought to have done,
in what respect would the Filipinos
been benefited? Spain would have re
mained in control of the islands, and
f;r 1.. .1 -i. .. 1.1 . i :
11 sue lounu sue couiu uui uiaiuiaiu
order in them she would have sold
them to some one of the European na
tions, just as she sold the Caroline
Islands to Germany. The Filipinos
would have been far worse off than
they are now. Under American rule,
they at least have assurance of being
relieved of the greater portion of the
burdens which Spain imposed upon
Mr. Bryau wants the Filipinos
treated as our government has prom
ised to treat the Cubans. It would be
the wiser plan, so far as this country
is concerned, to treat them that way,
but it is greatly to be doubted if that
sort of treatment would be better than
American rule for the Filipinos. We
are not prepared to believe that it
would. Under American rule the
Filipinos will have a stable govern
ment. They v. ill .have all the lilerty
tnat citizens of this country have, and
that is as much as they could reason
ably desire as much at least as would
be good for them and they will have
much lighter burdens than if they had
self-government. Under a government
of their own they would have frequent
revolutions and burdensome taxes.
It is doubtful if it would be possible
for one government to control all of
the islands. There would be probably
a dozen governments, and hey would
be at war with each other pretty much
all the time.
We have no hesitation in saying
that as far as the Filipinos are con
cerned, and the Cubans, too, for that
matter it will be very much better for
them to be under American domina
tionat least until they are fitted for
self-government, but for the country
it would be better that the Filipinos
and the Cubans should have control
of their own affairs. SavannVh (Ga)
8iys that his little girl is troubled with
malaria very severely, and that since
he gave her-Sulphur Bitters, he never
thitiks of leaving New York for his
summer resort without a few bottles,
f.u- they always cure his family, and
nit far suneriorto quinine.
Itt-ath ol ll'Tltl.iti VoiieiHiiiiir
Herman Vogelsang died at his home
in this city this Monday, October l'ith.
18!l'.l, aged 4 years, 4 months and 7
days. Herman Vogelsang was an old
citizen and was therefore well known
to the people of this city. For the
last twenty-live years he had been a
p:-iminent contractor and builder in
this city and many of the best houses
in the city stand as monuments of his
handi-work. He was a man whose
many good qualities made him friends
and we believe we can truthfully say
that he had not an enemy on earth.
He had served many terms as a mem
ber of the City Council and was a
member of that body when he died.
He was a good man. a good citizen
and a true friend and he will be missed
bv a large circle of friends.
Who Knows Howard;
Wanted, the address of George W.
Howard, who resided somewhere in
Cape Girardeau county in 1S.V., and
in that year purchased a piece of
mountain land in Shannon county,
Missouri. Mr. Howard, or if he be
dead, his heirs will learn something
to their interest by addressing Jonn
C. Brown, Willow Springs. Mo.
A lieautlful Show Window.
For enterprise and quickness of
foresight in the way of attracting jwo
ple to the store, there is none that will
excel our genial and hustling mer
chant, David A. Glenn. This week he
has a real deer placed in one of his
windows with a lady rider. The deer
is a very large one it is strong
enousrl) to bear the weight ofa saddle
and the lady rider both (saddle and
rider) together would weigh about 150
pounds, judging the size of the lady
(dummy) which is a full sized figure
dressed in a suit of some black mate
rial with tan shoes and lady's ridiug
hat. Around the deer is displayed
handsome dress goods. The deer
lady and dress goods all displayed
together in harmony makes a very
beautiful window and quite a unique
decoration, which is only another of
Mr. J. M. Allison's rackets, but then,
he is nothing if not original.
Crouq and WkooplnK Cough.
Ballard's Horehound Syrup will
promptly relieve Croup and Whooping
Cough. It will cure the worst Cough
r Coid. It never disappoints. TV.
The Money Mamet unit Prosperity .
The fact that the treasury h;is de
termined -to pay, in advance of the
time at which it is due, the interest on
the government bonds for the fiscal
year will give satisfaction to the
country. There has been a sort of
stringency in the money market for
several mouths past, which this ad
vance payment of interest by th gov
ernment will go far toward relieving.
What is now to le done by Secretary
Gage was often done by Kepulilican
heads of the treasury in the past. It
will probably have to be done more
than once in the future while the lte
pubiicans remain in power.
Money is increasing in volume in
the country much faster than popula
tion. Nevertheless the demand for
money is so active that the rates are
up to a comparatively high figure.
This is one of the evidences of the
prosperity which the country is en
joying at this moment to a greater
degree than ever lefore in its history.
All the industries are busy. Records
are steadily being broken in very
nearly every field of activity. The
iron output is far ahead of all
past figures. The same is true of
bank clearings aud raiiroad earnings.
Fewer idle men are in the country
now than at any previous time within
the memory ot anybody now alive.
Wages are high, and in many indus
tries they are advancing.
Thus there is a greater demand for
money in bu luess at this moment
than was ever known before. Though
the amount of currency er capita is
constantly growing the rates for it
are at a comparatively high range.
The outlook for the continuance of
the Republican party it power is so
bright that enterprise o! ail sorts is
pushed with vigor, and persons are
freely making contracts for the future.
The prospects, as the best of observ
ers read them, are that the coming
year will see a greater business ex
pansion in t le country than any ex
perienced even i nthe present year of
great industrial activity. So long as
the liepublican party is in the ascen
dant the trade expansion will contin
ue to stand at a high level, aud no
body whose judgment is of any weight
supposes the Republicans are going
to meet with a reverse next year. For
these reasons the demand for money
in all legUimate enterprises wiil con
tinue to lie brisk, but the able and
alert financiers who are in charge of
the monetary branch of the govern
ment will meet it so far as the gov
ernment can or ought to supply any
such requirement. Globe-Democrat.
Theliest Remedy lor Flux.
Mr. John Mathias, a well known
stock dealer of Pulaski, Ivy., says:
"After suffering for over a week with
flux, and my physician having failed
to relieve me, I was advised to try
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Kemedy, and have the
pleasure of stating that the half of
one bottle cured me.'' For sale by I.
They Mixed the liable I p.
ST. Joseph, Mo., October 15. Mrs.
Frances Kraut thinks she cared for
and buried another woman's child.
Her own child, she believes, is alive,
but she is unable to Jlearn its where
abouts. The story involves Simon
Stern, superintendent of charities:
Mrs. Eddy, conductress of a maternal
home and baby farm, -ind Mrs. Alsup
who thinks she is the mother of the
child, whose funeral expenses were
paid by Mrs. Kraut. Mrs. Kraut had
a very pretty girl baby, which she
left temporarily with Mrs. Kddy. She
alleges the infant was sold to strangers
and when eight months later she called
for her baby she was given another,
which soon died. Mrs. Kraut in
court will endeavor to prove her
Do They Speak lor the I'arty.
"We should pray to God," says
Aguinaldo in his latest proclamation,
"that the great Democratic party may
win the next Presidential election and
imperialism fall in its mad attempt to
subjugate us by force of arms. " It
has been pointed out that this is the
first time the voluble Aguinaldo has
used the word "imperialism." In all
probability he never heard of it until
the Little Americans began mouthing
it. Is it not about time that Demo
crats should do something to correct
the impression that Atkinson and his
common scolds speak for the Demo
cratic party? Louisville Courier-
Coughed -3 lears.
I suffered for 25 years with a cough
and spent hundreds of dollars with
doctors and for medicine to no avail
until I used Dr. Bed's Pine-Tar-Honey.
This remedy makes weak
lungs strong. It has saved my life.
.1. 0. iiosell. Grantsburp, 111.
St'cKKRS OK SW1I.I..
Itrownlee, ot Kenton, Kluwa ills
liazoo Concerning Hog.
Text: "The still pig gets ail the
The grunt of the hog is heard in the
land. The pig is a model of intelli
gent construction. From his pointed
nose to the tail that gracefully curls
over his back and 'puts a comma, as
it were to his construction, he is a
mass of grand thought waves. You
begin on the splendid head cheese, and
there are the elegant jowls, that come
along in the spring with the first mess
of greens, and with their sweet meat
and smokey flavor enrich the air of
home. There are the baok-boncs, with
the ingenious processes and the fine
flavored bites of meat wound up there
in. How pleasant to see a family
around the good old rickety table,
with the glare of hunger in their eyes,
their faces shining with grease, gnaw
ing back-bones and working around
the bony points after the sweet meat
that lies close to the bone. We may
rise high in the world but we will
never forget the delight of prying out
the rich string of marrow. There is
the tendorloin and the sausage. Oh,
the good old corn-shuck sausage, our
mothers made! Solid as a bullet,
smoked to a gnat s heel. W ill the
ambrosia of heaven taste good as long
as our palate retains the memory of
sausage? And then here comes the
spare ribs. The man who has never
assaulted a spare rib with the zeal
born of a wild appetite and come out
of the struggle slick, fat, greasy and
happy, with a handsomely skinned
pile of bones on his plate, knows
nothing of the real -joys of life. And
there is the fragrant breakfast bacon.
The heroes of our wars have a ven
eration of- the bacon of the American
hog. They lovingly call it "sow
belly."' They can march on it and
light on it. If you take a piece of
bacon and slice it thin and broil it
daintily and eat it hot with an egg of
recent age, you will need no quinine.
Don't forget the shoulders. There is
much to please you there. Trouble
fades away as yoa dig out the rich
meat from the blades. That other
great delicacy, pig's feet, comes from
the hog. We have the kindest feel
ings for pig's feet. In the dead of
winter, when the cold wind is howling,
a pig's foot and a chunk of corn pone
will cure the lock jaw. Possibly the
crowning glory of the pig is bis ham.
It makes that celebrated red gravy.
It tastes like a kiss of love. It re
minds us of that old minstrel song:
Ham Tut, liara Tat Irvine i the l,a"-
Oil, get out in to the kitrh.in as in!ck as ere yoa
Its oocho conrhe csuche and the ham fat man.'
Pig, pig, pig, pig-o-o-ie: Here they
come. .Miles 01 mem. anu ivi.uoiv1""
mouths water as they think of the
dainties packed in the hide of our
splendid brunette Poland Chinas and
Berkshire:) aud blond Chester Whites
aud sunny Jersey Beds. Happy he
who can sa;. "I had a roasted pig tail
with my b.iked Murphy.'' Think of
the pork pic, the roasts and the stews
and frys, and if you want to interlard
your thoughts you have to go inter
the pig to get your lard. A pig makes
a man feel like a cannibal. For there
is much humanity in a pig, or there is
much pig in humanity, one or the
other. And which is which? If there
is pig in humanity, maybe the canni
bal is not a bad judge of eating after
all. Just put down this paper in your
lap, put your specs up on your bald
place and see if you could study up a
better animal for man's use than this
same pig. You might study a hun
dred years and you could not think
out a better one, a more juicy, tooth
some one: Corn is king, but the root
of all things is the pig. Bread is the
staff of life, but the pig is our back
bone. We may solace ourselves with
Shakespeare, but we turn lovingly to
Bacon. Woman is man's rib. Oh,
yes! We feel like we want to eat her.
But we don't. We eat pig's rib. There
is significance in the fact that one of
the sons oi Noah was a Ham. You
ask an Englishman if he is and he
answers, "I ham." Beware of the
soldiers of the nations who love hogs.
They will give you a solid root for
your money. On that great day when
the Spaniards went down in Manila
Bay, Dewey and his men had bacon
and ceffee in the interim.. Someone
said "shoulder" arms, and you could
hear the tramp of "feet, "aud the can
non bullets went "souse" into the
Spanish fleet. " And our boys showed
their "backbones," and the Spaniards
turned their tails to the storm and the
whole herd ran down into the sea and
you could hear the engines "grunting"
as the eagle squealed victory. Dewey's
motto seemed to be "the whole hog or
Over all this wilderness of plain and
forest, which we own on the Fourth of
July, and which the trusts own all the
rest of the year, the melodious squeal
of the pig is heard. It is the hungry
man's nightingale. Thanks to the
great meat trust, you can eat bacon
from Texas, shoulder from the fruit
lands of California, hams from Ar
kansas, pig's feet from the forests of
Maine, hog from all corners of the
land wrapped in the stars and stripes
and it is loval meat. It permeats all
our social life. It helps the editor in
his brain wrecking efforts to write im-
raortalettes that will thunder down
the waterfalls of the ages. It fires
the blood that warms the bang that
bangs concord out of the piano.
Dainty lips that you would give 2.164
cents to kiss, humbly kiss the pig's
feet. The sweet maiden who won't
say "I love you, "say "I love ham."
Th-ise reflections are painful. We
weep as we write, but we know we are
right, so let the weeplet flow on. Tis
a relief to get rid of water when you
are affected so deeply. We read of
the man behind the hoe. What would
he lie without the pig behind the root.
oh, the root of the pig! The root of the pig!
Aa down iu the tater patch yonder they dig!
Kick at ihe Toot, but don't kick bard,
For the loot ia the making of bacon and lard.
The probabilities are that the pig
of the United States is worth more
than the Standard Oil Co. sand is not
near so hoggish. We started out oh,
little sheep, to draw a lesson from the
hog. But a contemplation- of the vir
tues of the pig, his many good quali
ties make us pause. He is said to be
hoggish. To be a glutton. But what
is the blessed pig doing? Simply
storing up delicacies for man and wo
man. He is unselfish. He makes a
splendor of his own blessed carcass
and yields it up with a satisfied grunt
to aid in the development of a race
supposed to be better than hogs, but
which candor compels us to say could
improve by emulating- the hog's vir
tues, ana lettinghis kindly vices alone.
So let that pig get his slop. He de
serves it. Fill np the trough. Soon
that poor unselfish pig will lay his
plump body down on your table, and
yieid himself up to keep the wolf of
hunger from howling in the empty
desert of your interior department.
Carbondale Free Press.
Three Doctors in Consultation.
From Benjamin Franklin.
"When vou are sick, what you like
best is to be chosen for a medicine in
the first place: what experience tells
you is best, to be chosen in the second
place: what reason (i.e. Theory) says
is best is to be chosen in the last place.
But if you can get Dr. inclination,
Dr. Experience and Dr. Reason to
hold a consultation together, they will
give you the best advice that can be
When you have a bad cold Dr. In
clination would recommend Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy because it is
pleasant and safe to take. Dr. Ex
perience would recommend it because
it never fails to effect a speedy and
permanent cure. Dr. Reason would
recommend it lecause it is prepared
on scientific principles, and acts on
nature's plan in relieving the lungs,
opening the secretions and restoring
the system to a natural and healthy
condition. For sale by I. Ben Miller.
( aril ot Thanks.
We desire to return to those friends
of our faiher who so kindly lent their
assistance during his illness, and so
tenderly extended their sympathies tr
the family while they were bowed down
in grief over the sad ending of their
parent and earthly guardian. To
those friends we cannot here express
our gratitude, but we can siy that
they will ever have a warm place in
Laura Vogelsang. -
Mrs. Bertha Thiessen
Mrs. Annie Martin.
Mrs. C. W. Humphrey.
A Queer (f ) Medicine.
There is a Medicine whose pr o
prietors do not claim to have dis
covered some hitherto unknown in
gredient, or that it is a cure-all. This
honest medicineionly 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.
S1S.OO rer Week.
We will pay $18,00 per week and
expenses for man with rig to intro
duce our Perfection Poultry Mixture
and Great Vaccine Discovery for Hog
Cholera. Address, with stamp,
Perfection Mfg. Co.,
oct21-n27 Parsons, Kansas.
Ballard's Snow Llnement. '
If you have a terrible pain in the
small of tie back, get a bottle of
Snow Linement It will positively
cure it and at once. Try it and re-
comend it to your friends. Sold at
Wilson's drug store.
Resolutions of Respect.
Hall St. Mark's Lodge, No. 93, )
A. F. & A. M. .
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Oct. 17, 1899. )
To the Officers and Members: '
Id the midst of tranquility and ap
parent security, the peaceful precincts
of our lodge has been Invaded by the
subtle, silent reaper death, who
snatched from our midst a dear and
highly respected brother, one who
often met with an heartily joined in -
our fraternal meetings, one who had
endeared himself to each of us by his
loug and faithful adherence to the
deep-rooted principles of our order:
and bis faith in a future state and re
liance upon the promises of a crucified
but risen Saviour! One who carried
those princ-iplos into his minutest
transactions of life. Principles that
cheered him in life and assured him
salvation in the life to come. Brother
Isaac J. Stout, who has just left us,
was one of the oldest living members
of this lodge and his name and exam-
pie will be remembered and cherished
by all who knew him. Ho was a kind
neighbor and a true friend. Living
the peaceful pursuits ofa farmer he
enjoyed its independence and plenty,
and he will be sorely missed by his
family and friends.
To the bereaved family we extend
our heartfelt sympathies and commend
them to the care and protection of
Him who doeth all things welL. Be it
Resolved, That a page of onr rec
ords be set apart to his memory, the
lodge wear the usual badge and a
copy of these resolutions be furnished "'
the family, under seal. ,
H. A. Leher,
W. H. Bohnsack.
Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plain field,
Iil., makes the statement that she
caught cold, which settled on bar lungs
and- she was treated for a month by
her family physician, but grew worse.
He told her she was a hopeless victim
of consumption and that no medicine
could cure her. Her . druggist sug
gested Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption: she bought a bottle and
to her delight found herself benefitted
from first dose. She continued its use
and after taking six bottles, found
herself sound and well; now does her
own housework, and is as well as she
ever was. tree trial bottles of this
Great Discovery at I. Ben Miller's ,
drug store. Only 50c and 1, every
bottle guaranteed. ."
Honesty la the Rest Policy.
, Honest goods, honest prices, a:id
honest dealings will surely iiring suc
cess, r. very hour proves it. 1 he last
days of the nineteenth century show
nothing more clearly. We believe
this fact, and our words demonstrate
our belief. Our goods are warranted
to be exactly as represented; that is
honest. Our goods are guaranteed to
give satisfaction: that is honest. If
any article of jewelry of our manu
facture docs not give perfect satisfac
tion, we will refund the money paid
for the articles; that too, is honest.
Hirsch Bros, have a complete assort
ment of goods in store for sale at
prices that defy competition. These
goods are made from rolled gold
plate: gold filled, gold front, or solid
gold stock, and are warranted to give
perfect satisfaction or the money will
If this notice should reach any one
living too far from Hirsch Bros.
store, or any other customer of ours,
to perni't their purchasing these
goods from our customer, we will sell
the goods at retail to such persons,
under the same warranty and deliver
by mail. We will also send printed
1 IlL-Tl'I'Mf lilFl .1 a T ft TFlfk MA SI F lllllTn I KIT
how to clean it, etc, on application.
Eastern factory, Cor. of Friendship
and Eddy Sts., Providence, R I.
Western factory (largest jewelry
factory ir- the world), under process
of construction at East low City, Ia.
Over 52,000 ft. of floor space.
Story ot a Slave.
To be bound hand and foot for years
by the chains of disease is the worst
form of slavery. Geo. D. Williams
of Manchester, Mich., tells how such
a slave was made free. He says: My
wife has been so helpless for five years
that she conld not turn over in bed
alone. After using two bottles of
Electric Bitters, she is wonderfully
improved and able to do her own
work. This supreme remedy for fe
male diseases quickly cures nervous
ness, sleeplessness, melaneholy, head
ache, backache, fainting and dizzy
spells. This miracle working medi
cine is a godsend to weak, -sickly, run
down people Every bottle guaran
teed. Only 50 cents. Sold by I. Ben
Miller, druggist 5