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DEMOCRAT PRINTINGoGO., Publishers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI. SATURDAY. APRIL 21. 1900.
Vol. XXV No. I
A SEW RAILKOAI) BKIIMiE.
Bill to be Introduced In Congress to
Build One Near Cape Girardeau.
The Democrat learns that a bill
will shortly be introduced in Con
gress authorizing the Southern Mis
souri & Illinois Railroad and Bridge
Company to construct a bridge across
the river at, or within five miles of
Cape Girardeau for the use of all
It is highly probable that this
bridge will be constructed, and if it
is, there is bu. one point at whteh it
should be placed, and that is Capej
Tbe Democrat suggests that our
city authorities, board of trade and
business men generally urge upon
Senators Cocknell and Vest, Con
gressman Vandiver and other repre
sentatives from Southeast Missouri to
do all in their power to secure the
passage of this bill aed also secure
the location of the bridge at Cape Gir
ardeau and not at Gray's Point,
Goose neck, or some other place five
or six miles Away.
Cape Girardeau is admirably
adapted bj- nature for a suitable
point for a bridge, wsd the engineers
who would ibave charge of the work
would &oi fewer disadvantages to
contend with here tiuui at any point
within .good inansr miles. If the
city council and board of trade
would sceet and prepare a memorial
on tfcw swoject to be transmitted to
our Senators and .neprestmtatires at
Washington it would result in good
If we .sit -down with .folded hands and
closed months, no one at Washington
wbocould help us would know wheth
er we wanted the bridge or sot. If
this bridge is worth -having at all, it
is worth asking for. We certainly
have men Jit Cape -Girardeau and
through Southeast iiissouri ho can
exert some influence with our Sena
tors and congressmen.; let us .pet these
interested, make a nwve, andet peo
ple know that Cape Girardeau is
aliws. The location f the bridge at
this point would be of incalculable
benefit, not only to the Cape and Cape
Girardeau cuunty, bat to adjoining
counties as well.
It is hardly necessary at .tfeis late
day to go inte .details as to .how the
Capn lost the Cotton Belt jtnd tbe
Chieago & Eastern Illinois roads by
its failure to come to the front and
puss matters at the proper tuce. Let
it not be said is. the present instance
that .the people of Cape Girardeau
are not fully alive to the importance
of this bridge oiatter, or that they
ailed to do all tkat could be .done to
have it located bare. A town cannot
lie sprawled on 3&n back and expect
outsiders to come here unasked and
build it up. Whenever matters of
this character are broached, matters
which, vitally afEseS tbe interests of
the city, the people must stand to
gether, put their shoulders to the
wheel and all work together for the
same eixJ. It is only by a unity of
purpose, a sinking uX petty feelings
and prejudices, and an honest, judic
ious effort to pull and work for the
good of the town, thattver gets any
thing for a town worth having.
Let us all wake up, shake off the
letters that have held us down, and
take a place in the froct rank with
3, hose cities whose people have for
their watchword "Progress."
Stamp Tax Rulings.
Internal Revenue Collector Grenner
of St. Louis has just announced the
following ruling on the stamp tax ap
plying to loans secured by collaternal
"Any promissory note, whether giv
en for a call loan or any other indebt
edness, and whether payable on de
mand or on time, requires to be
stamped at the rate of 2c for each $100
of face value or fractional part
"Interests accrued or to accrue on
a promissory note forms no part of
its face value in determining the
amount on which the tax is to be
"Each renewal of a promissory
note requires stamping, as the origi
nal note, and payment of interest in
advance on a matural note is consid
ered to be a renewal of the same.
"Pledges of stock, bonds, etc., as
collateral security for the payment of
loans are liable to tax under the pro
visions of that paragraph referring to
"mortgage or pledge" at the rate of
23c for each $500 or fractional part
thereof in excess of SI, 000.
"No tax is imposed on transactions
where stock is hypothecated as secur
ity for the payment of money simply
by delivery of the- certificates to the
lender or deposited as a basis of cred
it without a mortgage or some other
written instrument being executed or
made whereby the said stock is
pledged to secure the payment of a
definite and certain sum of money."
AS KNTEUPEIS1NG DRUGGIST.
By Use of Chemicals Be Turns Out ;
Chickens of Any Color a j
New York, April 14. J. G.
Wischer, a druggist of Brooklyn,
turns out faiicy colored chickens at
will. He has had for several davs in
the froct windows of his store a dozen !
chickens whoso downy plumage is
tiuU-d with all the colors of the rain
bow. It was clear to some of the women
of tbe neighborhood that the druggist
had colored the chickens with some
The story went to the headquarters
of tbe Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, and a committee
was sent to make an investigation
Mr. Wiscbert explained that be bad
invented a process of treating eggs,
by which, be was enabled to hatch
cttickons of any and all colors. He
took the committee to the rear of his
store and showed them his incubator
He explained that by painting the
eggs a certain color with a chemical
dye, invented by himself and Dr,
ueorge tverson, too eggs would pro
duce c&ickens of similar color.
Tla druggist paints his eggs and
places them in tbe incubator and after
21 days the chickens are hatched. He
says he has been working on tbe pro
cess two years end this is the first
time his effort; ihave been successful.
Tha colors are not permanent, howev
er, and as the chickens gnow older
thry shad their -coats of many colors.
Republican County Coswsllon
The Republican County Convention
set in the c;rt house in Jackson at
t 30 p, m., Ajpril 14, 1900. pursuant to
tbe call of tke County Central Com-o-ittee,
and was called to order by
Capt. WilliMn Regenhardt, chairman
ef the Central Commiit&ee of tbe
oounty, whe stated that IV. H. Haupt
tad been selected for chairman and
L S. Cobb for secretary of the tem
porary organization, also the object
of the mee&ng. Mr. Haapt made a
splendid litle speech and thanked the
convention for the honor conferred
and asked the pleasure of the conven
tion. Mr. .John A. Snider moved that
a committee of one each, from each
delegation ite appointed om a commit
tee; 1, on credentials, 2, on permanent
organization, 3, on resolutions, 4, on
delegates carried. Tbe committee on
credentials reported those entitled to
seats in the convention whose names
ai.peared is the Democrat after the
township's conventions on tbe 7th
The comnvdtlee on permanent organ
ization reported that the temporary
orranizatioe be made permanent,
which was done. The committee on
resolutions endorsed President Mc
Kieley's administration, favored
sousd money, expressed congratula
tions on the prosperity of the country
and the bill just passed which retains
15 per cent, of the Dingley Bill on
Puerto Rico, etc.
The .committee on delegates report
ed the following delegates to the state
convention which meets in Kansas
City May 15, 1900: John A. Snider,
F. J. Tacke, Ed. F. Regenhardt, Hon.
G. C. Tbilenius, M. E. Leming, J. M.
Randol, J. H. C. Kerstner, G. W.
Schack, E. W. Flentge and J. S.
Judicial convention delegates: John
A. Snider, Fred E. Kies, E. H. Engle
mann. Judge Joseph Koehler and
James F. Brooks.
Senatorial convention delegates:
B. H. Adams, C. D. Bedwell, J. II.
DeWese, M. L. Haupt, John G. Putz,
Ernst Moeder, Charles G. Kiehne, A.
D. Meyer, Emil Thilenius, John M.
Mabrey and Jacob Cravens.
Congressional convention delegates:
E. F. Blomeyer, J. E. Cotner, John
A. Snider, Fred E. Kies, Fred Regen
hardt, E. W. Fientge, B. S. Schwab,
Henry Kiehne, W. H. Haupt, G. W. I
Schack, Henry Puis, Wm. Misenhim-!
er, Ed. D. Hays, F. J. Schoen, Henry !
Bruihl, Wm. G. Schneider, Wm.
Paar, Rudolph Bahn, J. F. McLain,
Fred A. Kage, Blucher Sperling, R.
M. Tirmenstein, Walter Bradley, M.
E. Leming and H. C. Phelps.
J. S. Cobb, Sec'y.
stockholders' Meeting. '
The annual meeting of the Southern
Missouri & Arkansas Railroad Com
pany will be held at the office of the
Company, northeast corner of Inde
pendence and Spanish streets in the
city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on
Tuesday, May 8th, 1900, at 9 o'clock
in the forenoon, for the purpose of
electing Directors for the ensuing
year and for the transaction of any
other business that may properly
come before said meeting.
E. F. Blomeyer, Newma.v Ekb,
V7 estern Poultry and Game Co.
Pays Highest Cash Price for
poultry, Qare ai?d Es.
Ship to them and make money.
Cape Girardeav, Mo
Our Candtdate For Sheriff.
People all over Care Girardeau
county will be pleased to learn that
Bernhard Gockel will be a candidate
for re-election to the office of Sheriff.
Ben is a young man, is personally
known to everybody in the county.
and it would not be an extravagant
assertion to say that no man in Cape j
Girardeau county has more friends
meonce or snerin is a very im-
ponansone, anu it snoum oe mieu oy
a man who is honest, intelligent, of
good business abilities, and one who
is prepared at an times to carry out
toe mandates oi me courts an uo nis
outy reg-aroiess oi iriena or toe. oucu
a man is Bernhard Gockel. TV hile
no man is more approachable, more
jolly or congenial, yet when a ques -
tion of duty comes before him, that is
all he knows.
iJuriag toe two years mat Air.
lociceioas Doen snenn, tue auues ot
t 1 1 ..1
too omoo uave ueeu aneuueu to wna
commendable zeal and promptness,
and thi may be taken as an example
or wnaisoe people may expect n uiey
give him another term. During the
administration or .Mr. i.oenei it oe-
came bU duty to execute a condemned
criminal, and he performed the un -
pleasant duty without flinching. And
bv the way this was the first legal ex-
ecution tbe county has had for fifty
If faithfulness and devotion to duty
count for anything with the people,
then Ben Gockel should have another
Jackson, Mo., April 14, 1900.
Whereas, William Regenhardt, af
ter forty consecutive years service as
a memter. and thirty-six years as
chairman of this committee, has vol
untarily, and over the protest of the
Republicans of this township, declined
Whereas, The sterling value of his
service as a member is best known by
those with whom he has served.
Therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Republican Coun
ty Central Committee of Cape Girar
deau county. Mo., that in his volun
tary retirement this committee will
feel tho loss of bis prudent, wise and
conservative counsel, and the party
his positive, determined and success
ful leadership. And bo it further
Resolved, that these resolutions be
spread at length and in full upon the
record of this committee, and a copy
'thereof be furnished tho several news
papers of tbe county for publication.
Shippers .Must Pay the Tax.
The Supremo Court of the United
States has decided cases involving
the stamp tax, as it applies to express
packages, the question involved being
whether the shipper or the carrier
shall pay the stamp charges on pack
ages. Ine opinion was banded down
by Justice White and was favorable
to the express companies. The opin
ion was based upon the case of the
American Express Company, vs. Attorney-General
Maynard of Michigan.
The case came to the Supreme Court
from the Supreme Court of Michigan,
where the decision was adverse to the
A farm containing 69 acres in high
state of cultivation two miles west of
the city of Cape Girardeau on the
Gordonville road. Good house and
outbuildings, barn 72x27 feet, two
good cisterns and a splendid orchard
of fine fruits. For further particulars
call on Loui Oswald, Cape
WANTS TO KKI.L HIMSELF.
A Human Freaa. Looking for Some
One who will Buy his Body.
This story comes from New York
and shows up a pecnliar method of
making a little ready cash:
Walter Wentworth wants to sell his
body. He has done it twice already
in bis life time, and now, although in
this 75th vear. he ia Inntino- nhnnt. for
i another purchaser. If he finds him.
he thinks he hay a good chance of
, surviving him too. Waiter is what is
i ordinarily called a "freak." He is a
contortionist, and even physicians are
. puzzi at the curiou3 ways in wnicn
, he handles himself. It was a doctor
f who first suggested to Wentworth the
idea of filing his body. This was
Dr. Crowe of Strait, who offered
j Wentworth $100 for his body after he
j had done with it, for dissecting pur
po8e8. Wentworth jumped at the offer
and tbe money wa8 .,aid Tue doctor
, however, conveniently died within a
few months. Wentwor th came to New
I York five years later and was able on
jtne tr:p to persuade Dr. H. L. Wilder
of lbe Kiag3 CountJ hospital to take
;stK.k in him at toe same pl3ej a cage
;o jttf in on tho basement floor if
Dr. wilder should live. This' is
J Wentworth's first visit here for a
loog time and hu first act wa- to
, altempt to Cnd out where ho Btood(
j whether he belonged to himself or to
'80mebody else. He has inquired in
I eVery direction and has come to the
conclusion that Dr. Wilder will be
unable to fill his part of the contract.
He is therefore anxious to find some
one else who will invest in him. .
Flentge for Collector.
The anno lucement of E. W. Flentge
as a candici.ite for re-election to the
office of Co. lector of .Qipe Girardeau
county will he found in this issue of
of "the Democrat.
Mr. Flentge needs no introd action
to the residents of this city andcounty.
He is a successful business man of the
Cape and is well known and univers
This gentleman has filled the office
of collector for the past two years to
the satisfaction of everyone who feels
an interest in tho financial welfare of
tho community, and it is said that he
has collected tho taxes closer than
any man we have had in that position
for some years.
When Mr. Flentge was making his
campaign for this office in the fall of
180S, people thought that as he had
uemonsiratea nis aouity to success
fully handle a business of his own, he
might be safely trusted to look after
the financial affairs of the county.
Ihey elected him to the office he de
sired and he haa shown that the con
fidence reposed in him was not mis
Mr. Fientge now comes before the
people again and asks for another
term in tne most important position
of Collector. He has demonstrated
his fitness for the office, his conduct
of the duties pertaining thereto is
above criticism, and the voters will
doubtless roost readily grant him
another term. The re-electing of Mr.
Flentge will be a nice compliment to a
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids will be received by the
Cape Girardeau County Fair & Park
Association at the office of E. H.
Engelman, Secretary, for the con
struction of the Grand Stand in ac
cordance with plans and specifica-
tions, said bids to be opened on May
MOZLEY IS THE MAS
j The Ur publicans have Decided to
1 j fm I'p Against Vandiver.
At tbe congressional convention
jbeld in Poplar Bluff yesterday, the
i Republicans of the Fourteenth Con-
j gressional District selected N. A.
I Mozley as their candidate to oppose
Vandiver for congress. Of course it
is known that tbe Democrats have
not yet held their congressional con
vention and have made no nomina
tion, but it is generally conceded that
Vandiver mil be the nominee and
that he is' the man the Republicans
will have to beat.
.Mr. Mozley led an almost forlorn
hope in this district some years ago,
and owing to some dissension in the
Democratic ranks be beat his oppon
ent, Arnold, and was elected to' con
gress. He was the first and only Re
publican representative it, congress
this district ever had. While the con
ditions now are not just the same as
they were when he made the race be
fore, there is a feeling against Vandi
ver that may lose bim many Demo
cratic votes in case he is nominated,
and Mr. Mozley will have much more
than a fighting chance.
X. A. Mozley li a man of brains,
and one of the best speakers in the
state; he always commands the re
spect and attention of those who hear
him, and whether or not they agree
with his views, he gires them some
thing to think about. In bis speeches
he appeals to the reason and good
sense of bis audience and causes even
the most confirmed old mossbacks to
do fome serious thinking
This congressional district now has
a Democratic majority of nearly G000,
but if Mozeley cannot overcome it,
no other ltepublican in the district
can. The convention at Poplar Bluff
did just the right thing when it nom
inated Norman A. Mozeley as the
Republican candidate for congress
from this district.
Words ol Wurnlnsc.
In commenting on the get-rich-quick
schemes' recently shown up in New
York, the Globe-Democrat hat the
following to say, and too credulous
people should cut it out and paste it
in their hats where they can refer to
it without trouble:
"Tftousandsof people have fallen in
to these traps duriug the past year.
Some persons, by temperament, are
always looking out for astonishing
windfalls and are attracted even by a
promise to pay interest at the rate of
10 per cent a wek. Now, tije United
States can uOi'row motley ai 2 per
cent a year. 1 he rate for other in
vestments of absolute safety is not
much higher. High interest is said
to be synonymous with poor security.
When a "banker" offers to return
the principal more than fiva times in
the course of one year the bait would
seem to be too evident for human
credulity. Eut the fact is demonstrat
ed that a multitude can be cheated by
the grossest swindles, frauds that are
palpable on their face."
A (iood Corn story.
Greenville Sun: A Pennsylvania
man traveling through Kansas recent
ly heard a great many tall corn
stories, and thought he would tell
some of them" in a letter home. This
was how it was done: "Most of the
streets are paved, the grains of corn
being used for cobblestones while the
cobs are hollowed out and used for
sewer pipe. Tbe husk when" taken off
whole and stood on end makes a nice
Vent for the children to play in. It
sounds qm-er to hear the feed man tell
the driver to take a dozen grains of
feed over to Jackson's livery stable.
If it were not for soft, deep soil here
I don't bow they would ever harvest
the corn, as tho stalks would grow up
in the air as high as a Methodist
church steeple. However, when the
ears get too heavy their weight presses
the stalk down in the ground on an
average of ninety two feet. This
brings the ear near enough to the
ground to be chopped off with an ax.
Annual Meetlnu of Stockholders.
The annual meeting of the stock
Iders of Houck's Missouri & Arkan
sas Railroad Company will be held
at the office of the company in tbe
City of Cape Girardeau, on Monday
the 16 day of April, 190C, at the hour
of 9 o'clock in the forenoon for the
purpose of electing Directors for the
ensuing year, and transaction of such
other business as may come before
the meeting. aprlo
E. F. Blomeyer, l. B. Hocck,
Crouq and Whooping Cough.
v.uuvwuw wjmp mill
nromntlv raliovn frnnnaii U'k..i..
r ' - li Jiwuiuv
Cousrh. It will cure th wnrrt rr,i.
or Cold It never oisaDooints. Tr
Houck's Missouri and Arkansas to
b Extended from Both Ends.
Louis Houck, the pioneer railroad
buildar of Southeast Missouri, has
j just closed a deal for s'eel rails for
j about seventy-five miles x' new rail
These rails, so the DEMOCRAT is
inform!, will bj used for the exten
sion of Houck's Missouri & Arkansas
road from Morehouse in New Madrid
county, to Kennett in Dinklin county,
and to extend the north end of tha
same road from Commerce, in Scott
county, to Cape Girardeau.
This will be a greater benefit to tbe
Cape than any railroad we can get.
It will open up a comparatively new
section of country to us, and will
give us direct rail communication to
Kennett, New Madrid, .Caruthersville
and other points it has heretofore
been very inconvenient to reach.
Mr. Houck has bad the question of
this improvement under considera
tion for some time, and has finally
decided to make tbe extension named.
The work of building the new road
will commence at an early date.
Cattle Thieves at Work
There are some cattle tbierea oper
ating in this neighborhood and if
they were a little smoother they might
be able to do some business.
Last Thursday, Joseph Sittner who
lives at the Rock Levee was ap--proached
by a man driving a cow
who asked if be was buying any cat'
tie. Sittner told bim that be Invested
occasionallyi and asked what he had
to sell. The man offered to ell tho
cow he was driving for 122. Mr. Sit
ter was not willing to pay that much,
and offered $20. The seller signified
his i eadiness to close the bargain at.
that price, and then Sittner said be.
would go to town and get thn' money.
He came to the Cape, secured the
funds and returned home. Tbe cow
was there in bis lot, but the man who-
. u ia-, u its otii kuu muiiuoi wag guuo.
Ti ir erill rhu pnw In tital
It is likely wltea Mr. Sitter Started!
to ton the other man decided h was
going after an officer and concluded
it would be wise for him to skip out.
There is no doubt but the cow was
stolen. The same animal was offered
to Mr. Anderson over in Haarig and
he said he would purchase, but before
he could close tho trade, the roan and
cow both left. People should keep a.
watch on their caUlw.
MAY (i) TO CAIKO.
The Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Looking For an Entrance to
According to tbe Cairo Bulletin of
recent date, there is a strong proba
bility of the C. & E. I. road running
into Cairo in tha near future. The
"There have been several move
ments lately which indicate a purpose
by tho Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Railroad Company to run into Cairo
independently. Several of the high
officials of the company, including
President Cirpenter, have paid the
city quiet visits and hare made in
spection trips, on foot and in vehicles,
in the lower part and along the west
ern sid-j of the city, to take a view of
the situation; and it is understood
that tbe company's operations at
Thebes are not being pushed with any
greai degree of energy. Mr. Carpen
ter was here again yesterday, arriv
ing on a noon train and leaving at
3:2J p. m., during which time he bad
a little conference with some of our
citizens. It cannot be definitely
stajed that the company is looking for
an independent entrance into the city,
an.l yet that would probably be the
only satisfactory arrangement for the
company. Its connection with the
Cotton Belt at Thebes is sure to be
interrupted much of the time by ice
and other causes. Cairo and Bird's '
Point offer the only all-the-year con
nection with that road, and Cairo has
another attraction for the company
in its heavy lumber and grain busi-n-ps
from the rivers. No doubt if the
C. & E, I. wishes to como into Cairo
on a line of its own, all tbe way from
Thebes, or some point in the north
eastern part of the county, it could
gain all reasonable concessions from
the people of Cairo for right-of-way
through the city; for the road would
be a valuable acquisition to Cairo's
already enormous railroad . system
and would add to tbe city's power' as
a competitor for business.
All Colds ara Tainted.
All colds are tainted with Girp
when Grip prevails. '77"breaks up
Grip and.Colds that "hang on;" 25c
all druggists . .