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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY. OCTOBEft 6, 1900.
Vol. XXV No 25
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
The Largest Meeting of Colored Ministers
Ever Held in Sorrtheast Missouri Now
In Session Hi This City.
Over 1M) colored rriinisters arc !::
the city from ail 'art? of th -TaTe
teni'isg the annual session of the Mi--s
-juri conference of the A'ricnr. Meth
odist Episcopal church which .pen!-u
Weinestiay in .St. Jan.es A i
cb'H-ch. of 'rhica tbe IU-V. l) r
Doy i jms!'.)!' and will contini
ses-n-n u:i'il .s-jiiUay nis:. !;:
n.ini.-U"-s .vi;i be .i'.--. i-
work for the next 1'J months.
BISHOP C. T. SHAFFEK, D. D., M. D.
B:shop C. T. Shaffer, D. D.. M. D.,
of Philadelphia. Pa., is presiding and
he is looked upon as one of the most
bcholarly men of the A. M. E. church.
He was elevated to tl.e euiiOpacy pf
his church at the general conference
held last May ia O.-Iukous. Ou!o,
and amned to district compris
ing Vy.Riii.g, L'laii, Washington,
N..:;h-ri; . i-I. i:'.::t. Xcbraska. Kans
as i;-d 11 .-.-uri He has presided
ocer ill-.- Cjii.'t i ?n. es in the district
a u J
M. E. mu: ' J
It a .in a :!
cabinet J o
iti singii-;: '.
ai.i it.; . i U
and I di; p.s r
n; :ii V- ;:-; 10 o"cl--c
A.'l-I! ;.t: :j) Shaft!
iewtBce t'M.iitfrsn"! r
:.d are je' ahvu?"
- u.en.bers Were presei.t
i:. the cseicisf. ihe
i)r. juuks Madi-n, one of tiie
niter " irker. n.aiJe tiie ot.en-
iag liraVel- r,ieh w.is !! lowed
siiii..- "S.iv or io.e Tliau Llfi
Me," iod by Ujv. A. A Gilix.-r;. il
D., Ol Kaiir.:.- Viti. lii-:lop 5a.t-.ci
' "Cl'i, .u.e -rS::t.
....". Win ; i f.vkius, (jr-Sluing e!. ei
oi lij M.i .ii- L'ity distric: condu-'ied
c; exercises ::i the ritual, and then
lay IU;v. Dr. .'. X. Douglass, preach
cd t!.e r.nr, ji r:xn, in uii.ch he di!--cas.-d
"Chr 'je IVrleet Chara'.
;er,'' fnm Ai .oa a go d l.raiical ser
tuou was piv.t. LeJ. Holy Coinmu jion
was ;uini:iiir-t. :eu by tiie Bi?.Nop who.
was .si-ted b.v the pivridii-g tlders
ana vu.i;g mmisVrs of the general
'il.-j :cj.ta:e o; 0j tt.orning sesion
was :ho address delivered by Bishop
C- T. Shaffer, which contained some
good advice to the colored people as
well as the ministers. Bishop Shaffer
from his address showed that he has
made a study of the condition of the
negro in this country and knows his
needs. He is not going around over
the country abusing men of any race
nor encouraging his people to have
race haired, but to cultivate a friend
ly feeling between themselves and the
white people. While the negro had
to tome extent suffered in this coun
try, the speaker told him that this
was the best place for him and he
would do better here than any other
place in the world. He spoke of how
tb negro had came here as a slave
and today enjoys the proud blessings
of freedom and a citzen of the country
to which he was brought as a servant
Bishop Shaffer told the negro that
this was bis home and be should work
to build i: up by building up him
self. He said that the negro to-day
was in need of men rather than lead
ers, men who would be something
themselves, a:en srho would learn to
do by tloing, and set an example for
the icembers of their race. '"Di tint
go around asking for something ta
account of your race, but,' he said
'be fitted for the wurk and then p-j?b
your way to the front. Give me noih
iog on account of my race nor de;iy
me nothing bec tu.-e I am a negro,
whatever I am pr-pa'.va to take let
me have. You form a part of this
onnntrv and tbe country owes you a
living. Be true to yourseii, oe iruej, jevj wavs anj rcea.ns, and plaa
to your God and the future will take! for pi-operiy ra"ing and educating
care of itself." Ee told the people j children, thus preparing them
that it was not necessary for them to (or a nfe ef ug.fniiness and of baopi
leave this country in order to have j aeiS ja beyond,
eomethingin life,- but thought that' "Teach thrm that the only high and
the negroes in the South shouli scat
ter over the country. Jr his opinion
as expressed 2.00 ,0UJ could afford to
go Xorth, East and vVest ami claim
a piaee in toe walks of lite.
Dr. H. B!aiton Park's of Xe.v York
:ry. missionary .-.vwarr of the A.
M. E. church, was introduced t. the
i; 'if-r -niv- an J extended cotii-Vsies
lie w- a. 1-hT.cr memoer m tins i sur;J t j.' cui'-rea ministers, tne mes
couutry am' was elevated to his pres- ser .jisrs peace. th:tt they were wel
est position over four year airo frota J come to thecity. MisGeorgia Go: res.
r i the Missouri confert-ncu.
The secretary called the ri'.! and all
( . rf ji r . s ar.sv.vrit! jrej;.t e:cce;t
; Kov. C ". ProsVvi. I). 1). of St.
j I.iKii.-;. ami ilr.uiTi. oi ludep.-nnence.
! notii beinj: ill at their homes. Tns
' f.::twing iticer.- wfcre eieo:e.l: He v.
E. II. Vaughn, chief o.-ciary: Dukes,
recording secretary: E " D. Abbott,
statistician: Henry Green, H- Phillips,
P. W. Weaver, marshals: .T. C Cald
well, correspondent t' the Christian
Recorder, Philadelphia: L. II. Harris
to the Souther j Christian Itecorder,
Atlaiita. Ga. ; G. W. Cross, to the
Western Christian Recorder. Macon
Mo.: C. A Williams, to the Voice of
Missions, Atlanta, Ga.. and Cha
btewart. negro newspaner correspon
dent was requested to repoit for the
In ojiening the conference for busi
ne,s Bishop Shaffer informed the
delegates that they were here to work
and not to play and he urged that
each give his attention to the business
of the conference.
At the meeting to-night. Hon. Rich
ard Hines will deliver an address of
welcome, also Miss Georgia Goines.
Rev. S. C Pritchard was elected post-
An Interesting Speech by Bishop Shaffer.
Every minister tias in his seat at 9
o'clock Thursday when Bishop C.
T. Shaffer, D. D., called to order tbe
second day's session of the Missouri
Conference of the African Methodist
Episcopal church, and after song and
prayer services Dr. E. R. Vaughn j
read the jouraal waich was approved j
and r.e was complinenidd on tne ican-1
ner in which he had recorded the pro
eerdiugs of the eonfei ante.
Before taking up tiie worn of the
e tarfieg up iiie worn of the
oce Bishop Shaffer delivered
ess to tr.e conference lu whica
e plain as to the duty of the
an add res
negro in this country, and oi the
work of his church. He said that the
A. A. E. Churcu was the most
thoroughly orgauizei, and equipped
it stitution v. hici i- owned ar.d con-
trolled by the negroes in the world.
Hj said 'na! the ch i-t-h ws establish
ed in lTT ina ol . .-ksraitb saopia Puii
adelphi.i with oue lne.U preacher ani
to-day they ,u v .". VI ) mini-t ;rs a:iu
.j.tfi." e.i.tiees: &i i.T '1 cotoroiin'.caiit-:
21 colleges alleiiuec. .l'i students arid
have turned ou" :y ' graduat- s.
Coucludiog i .s.i Shaff.'r -aiu:
"Thi white Uiai aii'l tee Leer . s
Cii.ied. iiav ftirtu j," la corj!:: :i o
l.ii'or, sa -il'--. stiff M-in. . nd d-a'h.
hich Las be i: s- ik'.er.vu ,eM as ;T
stretches bac over 3'Hj years oi
growth and development of this coun
try which has been the marvel of the
world when results are noted, and
h-ch has so linked and united their
Jestiuy as t. m ike it inseparable on.
and th" same. Keve they have been
and walked together side by side in
peace aid in war. in sunshine and in
shadow, in joy ana in sorrow, in life
ar.d in death, then- destiny is in
separably xed waere Divine Prudence
clearly indicates they are to attain to
the highest and noblest destiny pos
sible to manicind."
BLAST N PAHIIS.
t - -.(e jo'.- that one
great fac:rs in tu uplifting of any
people i tiie svea.-ing of comfortable
homes for themsiives. He is doub':y
a man who possesses a comfortable
hnmf. ;imf(r wh.te frieniiiv rvirtf !
land "tiis wife, the mother of his child-
royal road to preferment to success
and honor, is the way of industry,
economy, frugality, sobriety, morali
ity, education and religion."
Hon. T. D. Hines, Prosecuting At
orney. delivered an address of wel
cimc, which was full of good common
sens ; an J i; the name of the white
-'iiir of the city and county he as-
colored teachers in public
tolcred school, also delivered an ad-Ui-ess
of welcome repMiseut'ng the tail
ored citizens. She ; pie,
i'd to i
v.e.eoitie to the city the i r.!y tr ic ;...-
ers of tne negro race it, t-..s coann-y-
t.ie minsters, sne was pleasea be-
cause they represented the brain oi
the race: she was pleased because of
toegood tiat wouw t; accomplished
Missouri Game Law.
Deer may be killed from Octu'c-r 1
to January 1 Does not until ii02
Ducks from October 1 to April 1:
but not between sunset and sunrise.
Quails and turkeys only between
November 1 and January 1.
It is unlawful for any nonresident of
the State to kill at any time deer tur
keys, quails, geese, ducks, otter,
coons, minks, beavers, bears or other
It is also unlawful to hunt with gun
or dog with the enclosure of premises
without the consent of owner or per
son in charge.
(j jeif. . ir; 3 p,
MRS. HOWARD LUulj AT HOME AGAIN.
Mrs. Howard Gould, who was before her marriage Miss Catherine Clem
mons and a well known member of the theatrical Dro'ession. has recently
returned from Europe, where she has been visiting the Paris Exposition and
the famous Lakes of Killarney. She has broucht with her several prize
dogs, which she purchased at a cost of J5.000. Mrs. Gould mingles little ta
society, preferring to spend her time and vast wealth in bettering the con
dition of New York' poor.
Col. Tbilenias For the Legislature.
Col. George C. Thilenius is the Re
publican nominee for re-election to
the Legislature. CoL Thilenius is
one of the best known men in the
State. He served the people of this
county one term in the Legislature
and there was no man in that body
who made more friends than he.
When tbe roll was called Col. Thil
enious was always in his seat and
nhen any important bills were up for
passage Col. Thilenius was there to
vo e and his -very vote was recorded
on the right side of the bill,
Cape Girardeau county has never8
s-nta mn to the Lesislature who :
iiad-j a better record for himself t!n.:i
,i:: George C. Tr.ile'iius auu if he is
re-e-ected and he will be v.e e;p-.-t
to hear from h;m taking tiie ieao iii
Ci -Hsjres that we are ail interested ir. ;
T;. I.! 'f:,i .n n J tr. li . v- -. n a !
.epre-eatative and it is tr.edoty of the
f;i rr to help the K?.n w-io has tl.e
'rains helo hiai.
A Uood lovnimcDl.
iO acres of good land for sale nvar
East Cape Girardeau, I1L Thirty acres
in corn and ten acres in timber. All
good land. For particulars see or
address Mrs S. A. Bowman-,
Cape Girardeau. Mo.
Capital .Waitiag the Besalt of the Electioa.
John F. Vogelsanger returned home
from SL Louis last Saturday where
he spent several days in the interest
of lead mines he is interested in in this
county. Ir. Vogelsanger says he met
andtalkedto a number of capitalists
who have taoney to invest in anv
enterprise that has any show of sue
cess, but they will not make any in
vestments until after the presidential
election. Democrats who have money
are atraia or tsryan. Icey win not
vote for Bryan neither will they invest
their money till after Bryan is
Vogt-lsar.ger says he was aston-
;si,e,i :Cr ni-t s0 many leading Demo-
' t; u who are going to vote for Mc-
I Kin.ey and FWy. The business men
0f St. Louis with whom Mr. Vogel-
; ganger talked are nearly all against
i Waxttd Active Man of Good
character to deliver and collect in
.Missouri for old established manu-
; ractunr.g wholesale buse. !.HXI a
year, sure pay. Honesty more than
experience required. Our reference.
. any bank in any city. Enclose self
addressed stamped envelope. Manu
facturers, Third Floor, 334 Dearborn
Old fashions in dress may be re
vived, but no old-fashioned medicine
can replace Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. For
sale by I. Ben Miller.
Kansas Girl at a Blacksnitb.
Now and then there is a repost of
6ome Kansas girl, who, in an emer
gency, takes up the reigns of a self
binger, or in some other manner
makes a full hand in the harvest field;
but a little lady at Crawker City has
outclassed all records.
She helps her father in his black
iuith shop. H. W. Searie is the
iil;age blacksmith at Crawker at the
forge for over twenty years. His son
acts as his helper.
Recently the young man took a trip
ito Dakota. Ke was gone about a
la.'nth, and uiirtng his absence.
Esther Searie. aged 14 years, took "ms
j place in the snop.
j "Either is quite
Ksr father saj
an adept at t
Free Toll Fair Week.
Oa Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, of fair week the toll gates on the
Cape Girardeaa and Scott County
Rock road will be open and everybody
coming over that road to the fair will
be allowed to come and go free.
I. Ben Miller's ice cream parlors
are the finest we ever had in the city,
and ice cream is as fine as can be
TO BENEFIT THE CITY.
Mayor Coerver Takes Steps for Our Com.
The Mayor is making an endeavor
to organize a committee or club whose
duty it will be to look after any and
all enterprises that will tend to help
our city. He has issued a circular
which, in part reads as follows:
"It appearing to me this is an op
portune time for making a determined
effort to further advance the material
interests of .our city along all lines
and especially in the direction of se
curing additional manufacturing
plants and allied industries, and as
our city is without a Commercial
Club or a similar organization of cit
lzens to take in charge suca matters,
I have concluded to raise a committee
of forty of our representative citizens
to be known as the '"Civic Committee"
to look after the welfare of our city
and advance its prosperity. This
committee will formulate its own
rules of action and consider all such
matters as may appear to it pertinent
to the object of its creation: and while
of course, it can have no official
standing, I am sure that all of its sug
gestions and recommendations will
commend the friendly consideration
of our city authorities."
We are pleased to note the interest
that our Mayor is taking in this mat
ter and trust that he will be given the
proper assistance. It is undoubtedly
essential to our interest and wellfare
and if the matter is taken up and
worked faithfully we will soon be able
to derive beneflits therefrom.
More About Advertising.
As to advertising, spasmodic adver
tising does not pay. A man may
keep his business before the
public so well thtt nobody can want
anything in his line without thinking
of him. He may drop his advertising
and in the conrse of a few months an
old customer will pass his place of
business and never call him to mind,
he beitii.' replaced in the memory by
those whrse later advertising has
made them familiar to the public.
As the sign is permanently fastened
over the store door, so it should be
fastened in tbe newspaper, not buried
in patent medicine advertising but
placed where it will he seen. Dodger
and handbill advertising pays, if a
proper distribution of the paper is
made, which is very seldom done, but
newspaper advertising is far better.
Those who get tLe handbill glance it
over then cast it aside. The newspa
per advertisement sticks to the homf;
the paper is preserved for a day and
several people read every copy of it.
Everything in it is impressed upon
the minds of the readers.
The lucal newspaper of modest di
mensions and pretensions commamts
the interest of all local readers, i:n
they scan closely in their leisure ail
vertisements as well as readitg raa:
ter. There is a curiosi'y among adver
tisers; he is the occasional. He is noi
satisfied with a fair return on his in
vestment. If he spends -M-.OO on ad
vertising he exj-ects from 620 to Slot
in return for it, and that quickly. He
slips a small advertisement into the
paper and expects the next morning
to find a multitude of j.eople waiting
for him to open his shop, that they
may takeaway his goods.
Advertising is like the sumajer
showers or the dews of heaven; they
fall and the grass grows, but ycu
cannot see the grass grow as you can
see the rise of a kite. Those who do
the most newspaper advertising do the
most business everywhere.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. Cheney a Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last lo years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations
made by their firm.
West & Tkcax, Wholesale Druggist,
W ald.xg Kin x an & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood
ard mucous surfaces of the system.
Price 76c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
HalPs Family Pills are the best.
Wasted at once: 100 right of
way cutters. Will pay from 11.25 and
up per day. Apply or call on J. X.
Booth, Lotta, Mo.
0TTEND0RFEB OPPOSES BRYAN-
fcreat German Editor Satirizes the Demo
Xew York, September SR Editor
Oswald Ottendorfer. of the Staats
Zeitung, to-day announced that he
would not vote for Bryan. He added
that the unfortunate consequences of
the election would be immediate. The
effect of Mr. Ottendorfer s declara
tions will be one of disappointment to
the Democrats, who had hoped the
great German editor would influence
his countrymen in favor of the Bryan
ticket. Mr. Ottendorfer said:
"The best idea as to Bryan may bo
sained by reading his letter of accep
tance, and that letter convinces me of
the fact that h has not one drop of
Democratic blood in his body: so that
as a Democrat he ceases to exist. He
is a Populist, a Populist pure and
and simple, with as great a leaning
toward the lti to 1 idea as ever; but he
hides this issue under the cry of im
perialism. What nonsense for him to
be an ant-iimperialist champion in
the light of his own actions. He sent
tbe silver plank to Kansas City and
insisted upon its adoption as a part
of the platform: compelled the Demo
cratic party to accept it, and by bis
action in that matter assumed the part
of a dictator. A tyrannical dictator
to rant about imperialism seems par
adoxical at least. Bryan's action in
Washington while the treaty of peace
was under consideration showed that
he had no dignity and no understand
ing of higher politics. He played the
part through a lobbyist and used his
influence with the Democratic Sena
tors in fa or of the document. He
said then that the Philippines would
be a good stepping stone for us to
China. Then his talk about militar
ism is equally unworthy of a man who
aspires to the place of President,"
Gov. Roosevelt on the Paramount Issue.
"There lias be.-n some talk as to
what tiie paramount issue is in this
campaign, .now, i win tell you, ana
I have made up my ' mind., within, the
last forty-eight hours what the par
amount issued is. Ihe paramount
issue is to keep the orderly liberty
that has made us what we are. The
paramojr.t issue is to keep our
national self-respect by each individ
ual keeping his on self-respect and
respecting bis fellows; keeping the
right of free speech: keeping ihe right
of political discussion so that we may
be able to set; le our poMtical differ
ence satis. ..cu.-rtiy and rainy, altera
fu" hearing given to any one, what
ever I is view - :na tf, n he expresses
b- ia dciet-tiy and in proper langunge.
There iinj -r i-f iniper'alismtaye,
jil? it -s 'ror.i tl.e (.irection in
wti c;i Mr. iiry.n is look g Ihere
is no .iacivr in tiie ie-ular army
tbe regular array of Sl-HHKhs Of a
soldier- ..t every IiO0 citixens of thi
great republic. Xo, no. V.'e have
not yet reached tt.at pitch o! timidity
when w- are afraid of that. There is
no danger of militarism. There ia no
danger of imperialism from this
country, starting out on the path our
fathers trod to do the work of great
world power. The only danger of
imperialism that will ever come in
this country is, if it is invited, in a
reaction toward anarchy. Anarchy is
the handmaid of tyranny." Got.
Roosevelt at Canon City, Colo.
Notice of Change of Business.
Notice is hereby given tbat I have
this first day of October, 1900, sold my
stock of hardware to my two sons, W.
C. and G . W. Jr. , who will carry on the
business under style and firm of Bahn
Bros. They are authorized to receive
monev due me on accounts, notes, etc.
Thanking those who have been among
my patrons and hoping their business
will continue to fall to my successors,
Bahn Bros., I regain
lm G. W. Bahn, Sr.
St Louis Exposition.
During the time of the St. Louis Ex
position, the S. M. & A. R. R. will
sell tickets to St. Louis and return,
on Tuesdays at one and one third fare
for the rojnd trip, good returning
five days from data of sail, and on
Thursdays at one fare for the round
trip, good returning three days from
date of sale.
For further information apply to
L. B. Cochran,
Wanted: A resident agent . for
Cape Girardeaa and surrounding to
sell coffee and tea with presents to
families. Big pay.
athletic tea Co.,
917 Franklin Ave., St. Louis, Mo