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DEMOCRAT PRINTING 60., PllbllSHers. CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1900.
The Petition Asking For
Franchise Was Passed
THE COMMERCE ROAD
And Its Advantages to Our
City Are Important to
At a meeting of the city council
Tuesday night a petition was present
ed to that honorable body asking the
city fathers for a franchise for the
grading ami baildi!igf the Commerce
road into our city.
The petition was signed bv- two
thirds of the property owners along
the proposed route, -which wift enter
the city east of the brewery end run
through the hollows, which -have so
far jwoven worthless propertj', termi
nating on Indeiwwlence street just east
of Frederick, where it is proposed to
be erected a modern structure for a
This petition was read la the council
and an urgent request made for that
honsrable body to act upon it at once
as the necessary arrangements and
ma-Serial for tlit laying of the track
were awaiting their derision lu the
r.-xt'er. After the petition had a
reading we ho;"d and fully expected
th&t they would take the matter up at
cn'e and give a decisive answer, but
ic this we -:.; disappointed it a
motion d 'jivtlc to ivfer the mutter
to. a comi.iiii- u!..YJi carried.
We are imixl urjirw.- i and riiagrin-c-d
that that h-morab!.; body or ger.tle-
would def a matter so important
to the interest of our city. We doubt
cot their loytlty, but we cannot help
but reproach them for their hesiteney
.!n a matter f so vital importance to
our interest .and welfare. The matter
should hae been acted upon at owe,
giving a free vote tv ?ach and every
member of tks council and not referred
Jo a committ-.e of three to report at
the next meeting.
The entrance of this road into our
city means much to us. Jt means
hundreds of dollar1 annually. -It
means the tilling up of the gullies and
bollows in th very .heart of our oity
which have iieretofcre been almost
worthless property. It means the
driving away of the iilth which ac
cumulates in these low places, and in
less than tvo-a year cottages and
dwellings will dot the f pot where now
sand hills, low marshes and stagnat
ing water predominates.
It means the establishment of rail
road shops with employment for a
score and more of men who will reside
here and send their money with us.
It wiiJ bring to our city .men of un
bounded wealth, who will establish
the-jelves here and who will
ultimately erect superb dwellings
which will help to beautify -tie already
prettiest spot on the Father tf Waters.
It will open up up to us a country
which at the present moment is clam-4
oring for free access to the commercial
world a country rich in farming
products and sparkling with the
wealtL of forrests.
The people of that country are
anxiously awaiting the building of
this road that they might reach our
jnarkets with their proote . lhe Uig ton saj tnat there has been no change
i-nill men who have heretofore made j in tbe programme of the War Depart
Cairo a center are anxious for itsn,ent in tha lnatter of bringing home
completion that they might establish J the voiunteer troous now serving in
head-quarters in our city. ; the Philipjjjnes. The regular troops
All this means untold benefits which now fain, sent to the Philippines are
we should not hesiute for a moment to replace the volunteers. In order,
to grasp. There is an old adage of however, that Major General Mae
"there's many a slip between the cup Arthur may hare the greatest possi
and the lip," so let us strike whiie the ble foree to c;irry on a vigorous cam
iron is hot and thereby secure for our pairn, in the ho of ending the in
city the greatest boon that was ever SUrrection within a few weeks after
placed within our reach. tne close of the present rainy season,
Picnic at Kelso 11 8 intended to allow the volunteers
. , ,a . ..I: ..:n i to remain as long as possible without
On September 18 a picnic will bo . . , " '
given ai xveiso lor iue uclcui ui iuo ;
new school house. Elaborate prepar
ations are beng made and all who at
tend can be assured of a good time.
17" Cure Umy Fever.
Dr. Humphrey's Specific "77" is al-
most an infallible remedy for Hay should become such as to require ad
Fever. All drug stores; or sent on ditional American troops in China,
receipt of price, il cents, Humphreys' they would probably be drawn from
Medicine Co., New York. the Philippines.
MIST SETTLE CHINESE QUESTION.
i Commissioner Rockbill Says the Time for
1 Actioo has Come.
j William Woodville Roc kb ill,
: Special Commissioner of the United
; States Government to investigate and
' report on condition in China, in an
interview with a representative of the
Associated Press, emphasizing the im
portance of the harmonious action of
the Powers as a measure of self
If the Chinese Government is able
to break the concert of nations, ami
to bring about a disagreement on the
part of any Government, in such a
way as to secure any relaxation of the
joint demands, all the foreigners in
China may as well pack up and leave.
This is the best opportunity to settle
for all time the status of foreigners
in China-. If that matter is not settled
now. the Chinese will be encouraged
to persist in their present policy, and
the Powers will have the whole trouble
to thresh over again every two or three
years. I believe that all the Govern
ments are impressed with this truth:
and f believe that most of them realize
that a definite and permanent settle
ment, of the status of foreigners and
the establishment of freedom of trade
are more important to them now than
Ujo acquisition of territory.
This has been a deliberately planned
movement to expell all foreigners.
The decrees printed in the Imperial
Gazette prove this. The movement
has been practically successful, since
every foreigner in the interior ba
bavn obliged to seek refuge in the
treaty ports. The Imperial Go-ern-raent
merely utilized the Boxers as
convenient accessories to its schemes.
The relief of IVkin is merely an
incident ot the crisis. The really im
portant work remain to be done.
Mj routs lto, probably the best in
formed man alive on Eastern politics,
said to me that the present was the
greatest crisis in the history of China,
and t.'iat all preceding r.astern ques
tions sunk into insignificance beside
it. Are nvilized r.iutions to yield to
t;j" Chinese cnitit of their own
Why lie Was- -a Democrat.
To illustrate the position of one of
the great nation? parties during a
campaign noted for its firey partisan
ship. Mr. Do pew .tells this story of
the youthful politician and the wood
chuck: '"The tvor in one of the
smaller schools near my native town
of Peckstill had dr illed a number of
his brightest sehvlars in the history
of contemporary .politics, and to test
both their faith and their knowledge
he called upon three of them one day
and demanded a declaration of per
sonal political principles. 'You are
a Republican, T-oin. are you not?'
'Yes sir.' 'And Hill, a Prohibition
ist, I believe?' 'Ves, sir.' 'And Jim,
you area Democrat?' 'Yes, sir.'
'Well, now, tbe eoe that can give me
the best reason why he belongs to his
party can have tks woodchuck, which
I caught on my way to school this
mornirg.' 'I am -a. Republican' said
the first boy, because the Republican
party saved tbe country in the war
and abolished slavery.' 'And Hill,
why are you a lrehibitionist? I am
a Prohibitionist' rattled off the youth,
because rum is the .country's greatest
eremy and the cacse of our over
crowded prisons and poorhouses.'
Kxcellent reasons. Bill,' remarked
the tutor encouragingly. 'Now, why
are you a Democrat, Jim?' 'Well,
sir,' was the slow reply, 'I am a Dem
ocrat because I want nlie woodchuck.'
Xo End the Philippine Trouble.
a special dispatch from Washing-
This programme was decided upon
long before the beginning of the Chi
nese campaign, and the situation in
that country has nothing to do with
it. At the same time, if conditions
ENGLAND'S GREAT Dil'LOMAT.
It is to LoTd Charles Beresford that Entl-ru! lc. ks in t':i Vr time of crisis in
China. Lord Rercford formerly nocujiito a cry ii:iior;nr,: nifimalic position in
the Orient. Alter hi- retirement he went to China several -mies on missions of
st:i'c. He is conidrred the greatest living student of international politics. His
LurtK'nip visited the United States last year and was exicn.-ii ly entertained. -
A Year of Wars and War Rumors.
There are some indications that an
other war is soon to be added to the
long list of international conflicts
which the world has had in V.AK The
trouble between the United States and
the Philippines began in February,
1SK, and it is still in a techical sense
at least, und'r.- way. War between
England and the two little republics
in Sonth Africa started last -October,
and it is btiil in progress. -China
made an attack on many of the na
tions several months ago, and this
trooble is still under way. yov there
are indications of war between Rou
mania and Bulgaria. Tbe phrase
the Eastern question meant, along un
til the present disturbances in China,
the relations of Turkey to the rest of
the world, or the relations -ot the trib
utary or ex-tributary states to her, to
icq other, or to some of the other
countries. Just a present Turkey and
her interests and antipathies, as well
as the Quarrels and aspirations of the
states in the Balkan region, are over
shadowed by the Chinese conflict and
the British campaign in South Africa,
which is to end in the obliteration of
the two little republics in that quar
ter of the world. There is a chance,
however, -that a conflict such as is
threatened between Roumania and
Bulgaria is nominally tributary to
that per, would re-open the Turkish
issue in all its grave proportions.
The Balkan region's troubles have
mretkan once profoundly affected
the history of Europe. They caused
tbe Crimean war of I74-uti, between
Russia on the one hand and England,
France, Turkey and Sardinia on the
other. They also incited the Russo
Turkisheonfliet of 187I-JH, which at
one time threatened to draw in Eng-
lacd and seme of the ether countries.
If war should begin between Rouman
ia ank Bulgaria there is a chance
that it would extend to other nations.
The issue between them is the demand I
by Roumania that Bulgaria shal
suppress its Macedonian revolution
ary committee, which is making some ;
trouble for Romania, but Bulgaria J
refuses to interfere with the acts of:
that society. Roumania has about I
the same area as the State of Louisi- ;
ana and about as many inhabitants '
as Pennsylvania. Bulgaria covers '
about as much ground as Indiana
and ha-s approximately the same num
ber of people as Illinois. They oc
cupy only a small space on the map of
Europe, but their quarrel, neverthe
less, is arousing some concern ui ev
ery chancellery in that continent. A
war in the Balkans, though partici
pated in by small countries at the
outset, would revive the Turkish ques
tion in all its aspect of gravity, aad
be a serious menace to the peace of
the Old World. Globe-Democrat.
All kinds of kodak supplies at I. i
ueu .inner s.
.W hat Houck's M. & A. Will Do.
Nothing illustrates be:ter the great
value of the H. M. & A. Railroad to
this town than the fact that Mr. II im-
melberger and Mr. Harrison, both
principal officers of the Himmelliei-ger.
Luce L tn-J and Lumber Co. owning
two hundred thousand acres of land
. in Southeast, Missouri and the biggest
hardwood saw mill in the United
States have been here in the last two
days with their families to select build
ing sites upon which to erect homes
while carrying on their immense busi
ness at Morehouse and along the St.
Louis, Morrhouse and Southern I'.y.
which Mr. Houck is now constructing.
Not only ilr. Himmelberger and Mr.
Harrison, but many other men of
capita! ad means will make Cape
Girardeau their headquarters as soon
as this road is finished aud a connec
tion made by means of tbe Morehouse
road with Mr. Houck's Kennett road.
Mr. Boyn'on, the owner of sixty
k.iousand aeres of land in Arkansas.
and one of the largest and Lest equi-
ped saw nil s in that State for in l.i-i
two years has already resided among
us in anticipation of the early con
struction of Mr. Houck's roads giving
a direct outlet for lumber from Ar
kansas to this point and Illinois. It
was Mr. Boyton's faith in Mr. Houck's
ability to construct his line into our
city that brought him here. Just in
that way Mr. Himmelberger and Mr.
Harrison are brought here. These
gentlemen representing large capital
and interests are interested in Mr.
Houck's roads and want to see his
depot in the very heart of the town so
that when they come here from their
manufacturing plaBts they can reach
their homes without a thirty minute
It will be well for our City Council
to remember that it is important, if
we want to secure a desirable and
wealthy class of residents to help
build up our town we must show that
we are possessed of a spirit of liberal
ity and ready to aid every enterprise
calculated to promote transportation
facilities to bring people here.
If railroads can secure franchises
through the streets of such cities as
Chicago and St. Louis and every town
and city of importannce in the country
it would seem almost rediculous for
our City Council to haggle about giv
ing a railroad a privilege to ri-u
through the washed streets and gullies
of that eyesore of our town known
as "Happy Hollow."
The Democratic candidate for sheriff
in this county will be a lame duck af
ter tbe fith of next November.
Stops tbe Cough and Works off the
Laxative Brjir.o-Quinine Tablets
cure a cold in one day. No Cure, no
Pa y. Price 25 cents.
BOER WAR AT AN END.
The Annexation ot the Trans
vaal by Great Britain.
BOERS LAST STRUGGLE-
From a Little Band of Patriots
they Dwindled Down Un
til Now they Indulge
in Guerilla War
fare. The war in South Africa terminates
with the announcement by Lord
Roberts of the annexation of the
Transvaal by Great Britain. The
Boers have laid down their guns and
now bow in acknowledgment to the
Union Jack which flutters to the breeze
over their little Republic.
This practically ends the war in that
country, but still there are a few who
will Lever succumb to Great Britain
These will participate in guerilla
warefare until they are either captured
and banished to St. Helena, that
isolated British prison where the life
of Napolean ebed slowly away, or
they effect their escape to some foreign
It has been a long and hard struggle
by both great Britain and the people
of the Transvaal. The Boers proved
themselves to the world to be a brave
people when they unflinchingly should
ered their guns and bid defiance to
the most powerful nation of the world.
Yet that bravery did not carry them
to the goal tney sought. They were
outnumbered by far and it was evident
at the commencement that they could
not long survive the attacks from th;it
great army of men that Great Britain
poured in upon them.
They played their cards and lost.
The enu has come and with in ceas.-s
the flow :' blood, but in the rear is
left a dark t.-.iLl that memory i-aii
never li'.u-.oul f.i: g.-n -iVi'in-i o i-ocu.
SENATOR DEPEW AT NEWPORT.
Says Mckinley's Re-Election Is as Certain
as the Sun's Rise.
Newport, R. I., September :i.
Newport's most distinguished visitor
is Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, who
came here Saturday on James Still
man s steam yacht Columbia, accom
panied by tbe Hon. Cecil Baring, of
London, and by his neice. Miss Pauld
ing. Senator Depew while here will be
the guest of Mr. Stillman, and will
tarry until after the horse show. He
met ex-Speaker Reid at dinner last
fresiuent .Mciviniey. says ne "is
as sure of a re-election as I am posi
tive that the sun will rise in the east
tomorrow morning. Don't interview
me, hut say lhat f am sure that the
present national government, which
has uccomplisned so much good, will
be endorsed most emphatically at the
polls in November."
Hypnotic Prize Fights.
are promised something new,
tbe prize tight under hypnotic condi
tions. Rev. George Barton Cutter of
New Haven, Conn., suggests the ap
plication of the virtues of hypnotism
in the training of pugilists. The rev
erend gentleman's picture shows him
to be a Christian of the muscular
There are gieat possibilities in this
suggestion. Two pugilists fighting in
the hypnotic sleep would, of course,
be under the influence of suggestion
from the hypnotizer. Consequently
all the feits, books, punches. counters,
swings, jabs, upier-cuts and rushes
would be made mechanically, as sil
ently suggested by the controlling
This would be a novel spectacle.
but it would hardly be susceptible ,.f j the plain nnadultrated truth with teil
that high degree of art treatment that j ig effect He has sifted to the core
now causes tbe whole world to rejoice j rotteness of the ringsters who have
over a seien title "mill." been at the helm of our State govern-
There would also be the objection ! ment for these years. He is placing
that the hypnotist would know before- these facts before the voters of Mis
hand just who would win. w hich would ; souri and the Democrats see in him a
knock out the betters. This misrht be ' stumbling block tliat threatens their
better for the race, but could prize 1 downfall and they are trembling with
fightiug survive the knock out? ' fright in their very shoes, and well
Of course a combatant in sneh a !they might for "hand-car Flory" as
tight could not put his opponent to they have termed Mm, is winning the
sleep, as both would already be in admiration and respect of the peopl6
that condition. . wherever he g.es, and ere the Novem-
All things considered, it is hardly ' ter election he will make some of them
likely that the hypnotic prize fight cawl into their holes and "pull the
will amount to anything more than a holes in after them."
freek exhibition at side shows. Post- ;
If you want a stylish and well made All druggists refund the money if it
garment go to the Boss Tailoring fails to cure. E. W. Grove's sijna
House. Big reductions for 30 days. mre is on each box. 25c.
FLORAL HALL INITIATED.
The Big Floral Hall oi the New Fair Groaads
Monday night the new grounds of
the Cape Girardeau Fair and Park
Association were formally opened by
a grand opening ball in the big new
Floral and Dance Hall. Invitations
bad been sent out to all the dancy and
sporty people ot the city and vicinity
informing them of the time and the
place for a pleasant entertainment for
the opening of the big fair and the in
tiation of the main big hall on our
new fair grounds.
At an early hour the people began
to march through the grand entrance
to the new fair grounds and by ten
o'clock the big Floral Hall was dec
oratednot with a display of the
field and farm, the handiwork of
women, but decorated all the same
with the gay and festive of God's
sons and daughters, all bent on hav
ing a good time.
There were about two hundred pres
ent in response to the invitations
sent out and to say they had a good
time would be giving only an intima
tion of what enjoyment the young peo
Subtleness of Rheumatism.
It has been known for many years
that the most fertile cause of heart
disease is rheumatism. Only recently
has it been realized, however, that
many cases of rheumatism which give
rise to heart complications really run
so mild a course that they are not
suspected of being serious and are
neglected. This is especially true in
cases which attack the very young.
In Children rheumatism often mas
querade's under the name of "growing
pains." In infants it often faiis com
pletely of recognition. It has become
tbe custom to a lamentable degree to
give for it the coal-tar derivatives,
the vario.ss antipyretic drugs, anti
pyrine, phenacetine, and the like, be
sides various derivatives' of salicylic
acid. T'.jese drugs alleviate the rheu.-
matic pi. in by benumbuij- the nerTea;
they also lessen fever. The result of
their use is that patients are enabled
to move about much sooner than they
otherwise would, and this throws extra -work
on the heart, and leads to post
rheumatic heart complications which
may cripple the organ for life. Thd
recent increase in the number of re
fusals of risks by life insurance com
panies is thought to be due. to this;
cause. Doctors herd from many parts
of the world deprecate the present
excessive use of these drugs. Pain is
nature's demand for rest. To allay it
without reaching its cause is to drug
the sentinel who watches over the
cit id I of health because bis footsteps
disturb our sleep. N. Y. Post.
We n.ake cloths for
inankird at the Boss.
all ages of
The Truth Has Cornered Them.
It was once said that "the pen is
mightier than the sword." but Mr.
Flory, the Republican nominee for
Governor, is proving to the chargin
and sorrow of the Democrats of this
State that the plain, simple, every
day truth is migtier than either. He
has at least cornered them and tbey
are squirmintr to escape that gaze and
the souud of that voice that is expos
ing to the voters of this State their
villiany and crookedness which has
been forced upon us for some years
past. The St. Louis Republic in a
little item says:
"Colonel Joe Flory seems detirmined
to pr.ive that he is an inexhaustible
mine of misinformation concerning
Missouri's affairs and government."
From the above it is plain that the
shoe pinch. Mr. Flory is treading
on the toes of our Democratic friends
so hard that they are compelled to
j By dilligent study of our State
I affairs Mr. Flory is able to handle
TO CURE A COL.lt I OXE DAY.
.Take Laxative BromoOuinine Tablets.