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DEMOCRAT PRINTING GO., PuDIIsiiers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JULY 14. 1900.
Vol. XXV No. 13
ONK O.N STKVEXSON.
Alleged ilsal he 1'rosecuteU u sick
!idicr lor lrjnsliis a Npri
ure into Illinois.
Tin; campaign stories have a In ady
started and uniting tin tirst is .in- fol
lowing which is toid
from Lincoln. ."en: F.
former member of the
lature from Thayer co
i :i iltspatch
y. .Jenkins. ;i
-iraska iej :
TV ;b ;- :j
the visitors to l.iitcohi tii
"I Wanted to sii' the ,iiat! '.. ldl per
secuted my father fur bringing
negro into the state oi i iiinois, " said
Mr. Jenkins. Then in- told story.
During the war Lieut. Philip Jenkins,
a, Woodford county man. w.t-. taken
ill ;t::ii ii;ui to sent home. lie was.
unable to take earc of himself am; a
young negro was s, t along to aHer.ii
to him. When lie readied liotii-- a
certain element nia..e a biur fuss. They
found a law on the slatute bucks m il
ing it a erime to nring a negro int-i
the state ami under this statute they
had Lieut, .Icnkiii. arrested. Aii'ai
Stevenson was then practicing law in
the County ami volunteered to prose
cute the soldier, '.'he triai cam" tin
and the jury disagreed. When lie
time cati.e lor the ca-e to come, ti a
second time Lieu, Jenkins was hack
with his regiment lighting, ami the
judge threw the case oil! of court.
Trouble tor Mr. O'Neal
Mr. Moses 'N--a !. of Monroevill.-.
Ala. was in iove with a handsome
widow ami she returned his a Miction.
1 he widow had two small children,
and wnile Mi-. O'Neal was periectly
willing to lake the mothc-lo ais maniy
breast and shield her from 111- storms
of the world, he stuck at tile children.
However, lie ohtai ied tip cotisen! of
his sweetheart to a marriage and it
was decided 'hat tii ciiiciren should
lie g i vn ti. -en. e mi' to adopt. O'Neii
took them. ostensibly to place them
with so!:..- i.i mi i y. but instead con
veyed them lo a .stream near by and
held them under the water until they
were drowned. returned in d
saii.-tiew the nether soti!-- way and Un
couple v.T!' ail. in' 'o start in;- Texas
when the li.-i!' s of the ehiliir n were
fonntl anil O'Xeai '.v.e arrested. The
plan i.f M . (i'Neal to rid Tii- n: it'i -r
of the ei,; hi n was tertaiiiV an ad
mirable on- in the respect tint she
certainly v.ouid not be Troubled with
them any more, but it was one which
cannot In; i.igldy recommended. Mr.
O'Neal is placed in a very embarrassing-
i) .s.iio'i aim no doubt he wishes
now that he ha-i resorted to other
ti)"at;s to ri.l ninise); of t.:ie widow's
3-eitcr ol 'oiuiUiMitlatioii.
Tkkxton, Mo., June l'.tJUi.
To whom it may concern:
This is to slat that Mi. Anna K.
Seitz has If'i.-n an acquaintance of
mii.e for soi.K.' toir-nty years. I knew
her dts-eased husband. Pro!. K. I.
Seitz td:, iiid he was one of the ablest
teachers in ;iny f our State sschooU.
Mrs. SeiLz was principal of the Train
ing Department of the ltate Normal
at Kirksville for .several years while
1 was a teacher in -said schooL She
did excellent work in th Norsial.
She voluntarily left the school to
study Osteopathy, and she was gradu
ated from the Columbian school of that
science in the class of June isti!). I
believe thai she understands Osteo
pathy well, and that she is a skillful
manipulator of that healing art.
She is an accomplished, noble
woman, and any favors t-hovn her
will be worthily bestowed.
I cheerfully recommend her to your
it. C". Norton.
savniK the Wheat.
Cairo Citizen: L'p to the last three
weeks the wheat never was better in !
yield and quality, but the rain has j
made the grain sprout in the chocks, j
Sprouted wheat is worthless. All the !
life goes out in the sprout. The farmer
who is careful to separate his wheat
and lay ai-ide the cap bundles rtich
always sprout first may receive fori
his grain a much highergrading. than !
where it is mixed, the good and the!
sprouted. Then the wheat will scarcely ;
grade at all. All the wheat in this i
territory was No. 2 wheat before the
JMssolutlou Notice. '
The firm known as Stolzer & Avei-bs-ck
heretofore engaged in the butcher-
ing business here has this day been ,
dissolved by mutual consent, both ',
members of the firm retiring from 1
business for the present. Any out
standing accounts may be paid to
either member of the t!rm.
E. D. A VER11ECK.
I 1 1 V X KXl'KNMVK H-UI; 1KI1-.
! I'arty il t ape 4,iraiiieiiii i ni.en
meet Willi ail .Vciil:il ami iet
Ihi-ir '1'i-aiu li-ov:t'0
.V :!'iu:ber ol ( 'a '
day what may provi
iK.-nsi v.- iishii. 'rip.
- in- ii l ad
! bi in-.
I.ouis and Joan
team from I-. A.
W'truii'.j. aed v,ei,t oii'to'iie
.Jackson ! I i liieise n;ar D.i'cht-iv.-n
'. on a :NS i,Lr eeurioii.
I Ai-rivii'e- at tii. i'- destination the
team was .inliite'iiii from the riy: ami
'tied to a -m.ii! s.iplln; eh s to ;h"
i slee;i batik ..f :! .-i k. j he i-i-i '..
( Ha- ratla-r liiej. Hui; the waier at this
! jioint v.tis ra'iier ili''i' Than usual,
j Tin- party di.-posed themselves aione
j tiie bank ami were iidea vorin to
i.-lltiee the tish I'rolV. tile s'r.-aiii when a
! train passed. The horses became
scared and be.in p'uniriiie J h'
I sapling was broken mV and the horse -
ran over tm- -teep naiiK and lei! into
j the o-eek. They e'ot tanitied up in 1h
nam es- and were uroiMied.
Wiiei. the plight ol the animals war.
discovered everything po:
iio:ie to rescue tiieni their
'ion 1 1 i "i these orts were
i. 'i'ii iia ri.ess was llnail
ere, , ,,'id s 'curinj' another
:i- !;"elibo-i nod :he parly !
1 to tua n.
am! he stated
v.i ! lie i .!' " he tea !I
that until i.e had
and hail a 'a
car-- to .-av
k with them
he did not
nowev'-r. tt'at lie ban m
the matter -aoii
-aTistai llon i,i i
i!ie uiemners of
i!d be s
tiled to the
itell. ( :ie of
V was mler-
'. ieiveu ami he .-aid lie did not know
yet what the accident would cost them,
but ii-- was satislied Mr. Kay- woulu
do what was just and lai- in the
malter, ami they were all prepared to
abide by his decis
The acciiieiiT is
i-ci.liar that has
'ilis sect loll Ol 1 1 If
.hat iro!ably won
one of the mos!
vet- happened in
c mni ry . and is one
al not ha open ayain
it: many y-M is.
Since tiieab.ne was put in type it
is learned that a settlement has been
a fleeted with Mr. Kajre by the mem
bers of Hie lishine party nayinir iiim
i'l ea. h.
t in- Karly 'losinK Movfiuent.
The plan anione the merchants to
dose th-iir st'itvs at 7 p. in., and which
has been in force several days, is
meeting w ith eeneral favor. The mer
chants are all pleased, as their sales
are not materially affected. The em
ployes of the stores are suited because
they have their evenings to themselves
anil cin jet a little well earned rest.
amJ the public approves of the new
order of thinjrs on general principles.
While the e,irly closing is a source
of aiueh irratiJication to .ill interested,
no one is inoonvenienoed. The com
paratively fer farmers who come to
town now are always ot their way
home before the closing hour comes,
and the home people knowing the new
rule can easily arrange to do their
shopping before " p. in. The arrange
ments is a satisfactory one all around
and all hope it may continue during
the hot season.
The Ureal 1.1 Talks.
The following from Li Hung Chang
is worthy of careful perusal. If we
were pinr.ed down closely we might
have to admit that there is much
truth in what he says:
"You speak of the persecution of
Well, let us assume that
a couple of hundred of our Kuddhists
went to your country to convert your
people and to preach that, for in
stance, that uniess they wanted to be
eternally damned they must refuse to
submit to compulsory army service,
merely because the new religion they
have imposed upon them says so.
Your missionaries ask our people
every day in the year to break the
laws of this country and refrain from
obeying the laws. As to the persecu-
tion of christians, our government
has never engaged in any nor encour-
aged any. Christians have been
kiiled just as Chinese are
killed in San Francisco, Xew York.
in the Dutch Indies and where not.
We employ no i
nroselvte makers of anv kind. We
are not proud, but we are too smart
to prescribe to anybody the fashian
in which he should pray to his God.
We never ask a living being to wor-
ship as we do. One of the most per-
nicious and dangerous of your idio-
syncracies is to ask and to force peo-
pie to subscride to a certain mode of
worship. We never do it."
Ai'K liltKWKltV TOl.
A (irral xeiitl-oir lor One
President lleeeuh tr-it of trie ('ape
Di-ewery and b e ( 'ompany is walking
iuj around to-d ty with tiis head away
up in 'he air. Ii-- is puffed up with
pi-iiie and has a siuiieoa his face equal
in brilliancy to '!ml usually worn by
The happy father of a lirst boy. And
lr- is Hilly justified in feeling elated,
"or the concern of which h" is presi-
ient ins received the hiithest compli
ment ii l,i..ii ... .,:,! ..,.,,. i., it f,.,.i
j The article
'to A.lolph 1 1
led ;,:er u ho is Tin
r of th.- brewery ale
-upervis. s ail matter
cottiieet. d with iu-ewinr ihe lieer.
The United States Health lle)nrt.
I'or J line the American Authority
on matters of health, sanitation and
nysriene. contains the following:
"At no other season of tr.e veari-
there displayed such a widespread
interest in tin- subject of beer than is
lieiiit: shown at the present time.
Hardly a day passes without an in
qiiiry upon this subject reaching the
otiiee-s of the I'nited States Health
Keports. This has always been tin
ea .-c wibi the coming of tlie heated
H-riod. wr.en lieer becomes a more
popular lieverasre than ever iicfor.i.
tnii the pubite naturally seeks inform
ation from what i-everywhere recog
nized as an unbiased source, and at
the same time reearded as the
siandaid American authority upon all
matters pertaining to health, sanita
'ion and hygiene.
"Many ol our correspondents take
pains to forward samples of lieer they
have i.urctiasi d ill open market with a
reijiiest That we analvze such beer and
make an impartial report. 'I his should
lie dene in all cases, as we sometimes
have diitieiiltv in obtaining the same
and some days arc lost while we go
through the necessary work of getting
samples from outlying towns and
Itecenty we received a roiiies. for
information (accompanied by sam
ples regarding the product of the
t'aie Drewery v Ice Co.. Morgan and
Oak Streets, ( "ae ii irardea u. Mo..
"In reply we would say that ti more
superior brew never entered the
labratory of the I'nited States Health
Iteports, and we lxstow heartiest
commendation upon it for the lollow
ing reasons: This beee is absolutely
devoid of the slightest trace of adul
teration, but upon the other hand, is
composed of the lx-st of malt and the
choicest' of hops. It's tonic qualities
are of the highest and it can lie used
with the greatest benelit and satisfac
tion by old and young. Its use can
conscientiously be pi-escribed by the
physician with the certainty that a
better, purer or more wholesome
beverage could not possibly be found.
Taken altogether, it offers a thorough
ly lirst-class beer made from the best
materials and manufactured under the
newest improved modern sanitary
It is this combination of excellence
and worth which earns for it the
official and editorial endorsement of
the United States Health Iteports."
It should be borne in mind that the
publication from which the above is
taken curries no advertisements, and
never publishes a line of matter that
is paid for. And the endorsement
given the product of the Cape Brewery
must be a matter of pride to every
citizen of Cape Cirardeau.
Bill Arp: Once I was young but
now I am old, and I have never seen
a girl unfaithful to her mother who
ever come to lie worth a one eved
button to her husband. It is the law
of God. It isn't exactly in the Bible,
but is written large and awful in the
lives of many misfit homes. I'm
Sneaking for the bovs this time. If
j one 0f yOU chaps ever come across a
oJH who with a face full of roses,
jbilyS to you as she comes to the door,
-i ean-t jt0 for :i0 minutes yet for the
; dishes are not washed," you wait for
j that girl. You sit right down on that
j doorstep and wait for her. because
s0me other fellow may come along
and carry her off, and there you lose
an angel. Wait for that girl and
; itick to her like a burr to a mule's
arm For sale.
a farm containing )! acres
mi! an1 a hIf from the city of Cape
Girardeau in high state of cultivation,
A good orchard of all kinds of fruit.
thr never failing springs of good
water. A good dwelling house of five
rooms, and a good barn and out
buildings for sale cheap. Call on or
address LoCiS Oswald,
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
ONT1SA1 IS AWAItllKil.
Will be iliitience(l at m-e
tlie I'.iillulims at the 1 air
The contracts for lh !iuildini:s to
in- erected at the nciv Fair rounds
have )ieen awarded, a::u work on them
will commence at once. The directors
of the association employed an arclii
tect to inake plans for the buibtitie;:
needed, and it is a point worthv of
p ile that the gentleman made their
desires so clear that then- was not a
' siniiie change in the plans submilted.
The buildings will all ii" of modern
stvle. ''iiud wo! kmaushiii. and ;..-e to
oinpkti'il by September 1.1. Sonu
tseiit -mlier ! is t.'ie limit for tile com-
I pietion of all 1 his work.
I The directors desired to favor home
people as far as possible and all the
contracts have been awarded to our
own residents. Tlie lucky bidders
ivi re as follows:
Aug. Vogelsang Grand entrance
and ticket office: Floral hall and Fine
Art building: Privilege and Kefres't
C. Lindemuti .V. Son Music ami
Judges stand. Poultry house. Hog and
H. ltabich - Pia-sident anil S.- -i-.-tary
D. M. Scivaliy- Front fence. This
will be built solid and will be used
for advertising purposes.
When this work is all completed
according to the plans. Cape Girar
deau w iil ha ve a most attractive re
sort, probably the liest of its kind to
1 e found in the s'ate outside of the
larger cities. And when the citizens
here orive out in a body to see the
new place they will be much surprised
if they look for anything on the ten
cent order. F.verytiiing w ill lie tip lop
and right up to date. The ground
are easy of access and there is no
reason why, when there are any fes
tivities in progress there that they
should not Ik- crowded.
How hrlst Wi.ul.1 no it.
Some one writes an article in the
Brooklyn Kagle and says: "! read
so much in different papers about how
Christ would run things if he was on
earth, that 1 will give you my idea
how Christ would run a church.
He would drive out all hypocrites.
He would demolish the places cal led
churches and built to cater to the
He would try to redeem the sinner,
visit the sick and feed the hungry.
He would preach in places where
the poor as well as the rich would he
He would arrange to have it so the
poor man's scat would be as good as
the rich man's.
He would mind his own business.
He would leave politics out of the
He would purify the church, then
politics would purify themselves.
He would have around him men ol
character and not men known for their
He would make such changes in the
running of the church that it would
make the hair of some ministers curl.
He would drive out of the church
all lottery and grab games.
He would object to ministers who
claim to have faith in God to keep
and feed them, and at the same time
uemanu irom ?.s,wu to rjLKiKnt a year
He wouid make the church so that
sinners would flock to it instead of
goinp- the other way.
The Wheat crop.
Dun's Review: The crop year for
grain is over, and the outward move
ment of wheat has not been stopped,
although semewhat diminished by the
vagaries of prices. While exact fig
ures for the year will not be known
for some days to come, they differ
very little from -KMj,tKjo,(i(M) bushels of
wheat and corn together, which was
almost exactly the quanity exported
last year, while in Its it was slightly
larger. It is now asked by the most
conservative whether Indian corn has
not at last crept into such favor, in
place of other grain, that a larger
quanity of it will be required hereaf
ter, lessening the strain in this coun
try when wheat is in short supply,
and without curtailirjr the supply to
the world's needs or the sum due to
this country on balances. A single
moderately short wheat crop might
change all calculation in this respect
for the future.
""" A Good Investment.
40 acres of good land for sale near
East Cape C'irardeau,Ill. Thirty acres
in corn and ten acres in timber. All
good land. For particulars see or
address Mrs S. A. Bowma.v,
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
iti:i;k.ti; view of bkyan.
An liotit-Mt, I oust-ldiitlousi Man,
Not the Man lor rresiUeiit.
William Allen White has an inter
esting article on Bryan in Mcl'lure's'
Magazine, from which a few extracts
a i-e t a lien:
" Bryan is deadly s rious. From the r r,,IIi ,ht" statement made by the Her
caverns of his inexiei-ienee comes mn'l 't is not just clear why the man
cackle of mirth at his own presump-; t1"' killing was released from
tion. such as invariably comes to a U'tody "' a justice of the peace, as
man with ripe philosophy.
sees in his creed the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth.
With him an expeditious compromise
would lie a dishonorable surrender
His career makes it proper that he
should teach that the state by proc
lamation and enactment, can coax the
coy millenium out of ihe roseate
dawr. and put salt on her tail. For
hitn It) hold another view would argue
in him a vanity that is foreign to
him ' .
Bryan is not a demagogue. He is
absolutely honest, which a demagogue
is not, 11 is absolutely brave, which
a demagogue is not He is passion
ately sincere, which a demagogue is
Bryan shows his greatest personal
-length in the fact that he Is to-day,
ai.d has ever lieen. utterly without a
political machine. Bryan is machine
less, not. becanse he abhors the
machine, but because he ignores it.
Lie would not know what to do with
captains and lieutenants. If his party
should turn from him Bryan could
not call. "What, ho. warder, let the
portcullis fall. "in a score of states ami
check the stampede. If oratory would
ant stop the panic the mul'itiuie would
imvc to leave him as it came to inin.
After which he would go on lecturing
t.i!i that gave out. and running for the
senate till that gave out, and for con-
gr ss til! that gave out, when he wouid
return to his law ofi'iec and continue
as he was in the tieginuing, an honest
hardworking, ordinary country law
yer, with an extraoi-dinarv voice, and
a forceful, direct, plausible way of
putting- short Angio-Saxoii words that
often moves juries, but is not so
tlniiliiigin briefs. Bui if. onthe other
hand. Bryan's presidential ambition
should be gratified, the country would
have a startling spectacle. It would
he iike that of a southern gentleman
m s-.vallovv tails and choker, out one
generation removed from his periwig
suddenly stumbled half a century
ahead ami jammed into the oak bot
tome i chair of a railroad president.
Tne gentleman of the old school
would try honestly to do his duty.
But he would have such difficult things
to learn, and such an incapacity for
learning them, that he would cut mar
a fantastic caper and in the end "
a mess of it as bad as a
going rascal would Mr.
ing lo run tne presiu
Ja:kon ran it, m,,, make
Important aim xpensive personal
discoveries. n$ uniht discover that
the world, nan Woved since Jackson's
day; that XUs present phrase of in
dustrial evolution Is not a conspiracy
against God and man, and that an
intelligent conscience is a surer guide
than an ear trained to catch the voice
of the people .
There is a wide spread belief that
repairs are needed, and because
Bryan gets out with his oratorical
hammer and knocks upon the indus
trial system and the existing order,
unthinking people have hailed him
as the master mechanic. But Bryan
is not a builder. Oratory is rarely
eonstructiva. It is an illusion, a
legerdemain, and the world is learn
ing to disassociate oratory from
".lotlie" Heard From.
It was reported here some davs
since that Joseph Flynn's newspaper
experiment in St. Louis had not
proved a success and that the paper
had been forced to suspend publica
tion. This is doubtless true. indinniT
from tne following from the Farming-
"Joseph Flynn, until recently the
editor of the St. Louis Times, but now
of the Missouri Democrat, a new
Democratic weekly, was in Farmin--
Monday and Tuesday in the interest
ef that paper. He favored the News
office with a pleasant call while here.
Mr. Flynn is one of the best editorial
paragraph writers in the state."
I'erryville Sun: The only radical,
imperfect, jovial, intemperate, intelli
gent, honest, courageous, indomitable,
unscrupulous, witty, Ben Adams, of
the Cape Democrat, is about to make
the race for the nomination for State
Senator in the 21st Senatorial District.
We hope that our Bro. will receive
the nomination by a majority and be
defeated by a larger one.
straxhk caskofsklk iiefkn.ik
Man snoots l).,vn Another tin he Is
Ituiinin Away from lllui and is
The'Blytheviiie (Ark. ) Herald gives
the particulars of a killing which oc
curred in tiiat neighborhood recently.
i'11'' victim was knieii while trying to
get away from the mau who did the
shooting. The Herald says the two
men, .Inn. W. Blackard and Will
Houston had some words and Black
ard called Houston a vile u-ime.
Houston went in the house and' got his
gun and when he returned Blackard
nad a knife in his hand. As Houston
raised up his gun the other man put
the knife in his pocket telling the
other "shoot if you want to. if 'you
don't I'll fix you." The first shot
from Hou-ton's gun tore the llesh off
Blai-kard's chin, and as he turned to
run a second shot took effect in his
shoulder. Houston reloaded tiis gun,
followed and shot Blackard twice
more, once ill the shoulder and once
in the back of X,e head. At the pre
liminary hearing iiefore a justice of
the peace Houston was PCquitted.
ot Meaningless by Any McaiiM.
il.-publie: The meaningless phrase
in tne Uepubliean platform, "we re
new our faith in the policy of protec
tion to American labor,'' is not there
without a purpose. It is u bid for the
vote of the man who is niclineu to
hurrait whenever h hears the word
iabor" and who follows blindly the
politician who declares himself to be
a friend to the workingman.
Tiie phrase referred tn is by no
in.-ans meaningless, for it stands for
Jast what it says. The records of the
two parties are before the X'ip!e. they
are open for inspection, and any man
who desires to do so may investigate
the- i ami determine for himself which
ha- ! ne the most good to the work
ing lire, of the country. The Bcpublic
says ti.e objectionable phrase is "not
then: w.tiiout a purpose." This is a
concn te truth, it has a purpose, just
a- every line and every sentence in
the Lepuhliean platform I. as a pur
pose, it is a hid for the vote of ev
wor .iriLtnaii who wants to vote
ins own best interests.
Objectionable however, :
i the phrase
may oe u is vastly .pre
.ernhle to the'
one in the I l..n t . w.i..i t
suj -: "We are
jPVoseti to v'w"'-rn--
nient by mjiiii'
If the phrase
v Ik-publican r!-'.',-m
' Xnii for the vote ;' ihe
'v inclined to hui raU whcu
! heals the word h.bor," the
4rom the Democratic platform is.
much worse, it is a bid for the support
of the anarchist, tin thug and the law
-Ml-iSOl m km' COXJMTIOXS.
i'rii;wl:i nie Localities are Suffer
ing For Want Kaln.
In portions of the northern and
western s. e'.ions, particularly in the
northwestern counties, all growing
crops sua beginning to suffer from
lack of moisture.
The greater part of the corn cron
has now been laid by in good condi
tion, and the early fields are in silk
and tassel. In many of the north
western ane a few of the northeastern
and southwestern counties corn is
badly in need of rain, and will be cut
short unless rain comes soon, hut
elsewhere the crop continues unusual
ly promising except in some of the ex
treme southeastern counties, where
many Selds have been lost owin" to
the recent heavy rains. Chinch bugs
are doing considerable damage to
corn adjourning wheat fields in a few
Cotton in the southeastern counties
has improved somewhat during the
week, but is generally in poor Condi
tion. Some is now in bloom.
Wheat sucking and threshing, oat
harvest and haying have progressed
rapidly under very favorable condi
tions, except that in some of the west
ern counties high winds ripened tim
othy prematurely and made it difficult
to handle. Wheat is generally turn
ing out well, with grain of good qual
ity. Yields of twenty-live bushels per
acre are reported in some localities.
Oats are also a heavy crop as a rule,
though considerable damage by rust
is reported in a few northwestern
Apples and peaches continue drop
ping, and the outlook for the fruit
grop grows less promising with each
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