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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 1900.
Vol. XXV No 30
D&WOGRflT PRINTING GO.f Publisliers.
AT 3 O'CLOCK P. H.
Special to the I ape Dt bat:
St. LOUJS Mu., Nov. 7, 1!hjo Later
returns do nut maHiriii.lv alter Tues
day night's estimate of 2M Iivtorial
Votes for McKinley. with rlmnnw 'hat
it will be rather increased instead,
than decreased. Kentucky s-'-esws to
be safely in Demieratie ! umn.
though Republicans have -ecured
majority in Appellate Court.
Pen isylrania's Republican majority
again received passing the -300.000
Nebraska is still doubtful 'with in
dications favoring FusionisJf.
The Republican majority in New
York is 146,000. Democrats carried
Greater New York by instead
of 80,000 as expected.
House Representatives Republican
St. Louis went Democratic and
Dockery carried the State by small
Illinois went for McKinley by 100,
000 and Yates 75,000.
World's Fair Amendments carried
A fimooi FalauuK
may be worth miUioss or a bis
pumpkin iua.y take ,firet premium, but
Dr. Caldmeit's syrup Pepsin brings
more .joy every day as it becomes
better known aud more generally used
for Constipation, Indigestion, Sick
Headache od Stomach Trouble. Get
it at J. Miple Wilson and I. Ben
W hy tbe Oyster Crop Fails.
Jt is. pointed out that partial failure
of the oyster crop in certain years,
the diminution in size of oysters on
the market anil the extinction of many
oyster bed? tuat formerly were famous
uie Saddle Rocks, for instance
have been uue to want of material for
the prouueuou ot the oyster shell.
The beds throughout the oyster bell
have steadily deteriorated in late
years, anu in many cases become ab
solutely worthless, in spite of the fact
t lat food has leen supplied artificial
ly at (rreat expense aud trouble, and
wire fences have beeu used to protect
the oysters fio.u tlie star lish. For
this trouble the defilement of tbe water
by seuage aud waste of various man
ufacturing establishments have usual
ly beeu blamed, sometimes justly,
sometimes without cause. What the
oyster must have, or it will perish, is
a full supply of carbonate of lime
with which to build its shell. Near
the mouths of rivers, where carbonate
of lime in mechanical solution, as it
is expressed, comes down from the
hills and the plains of the interior in
drainage, the oyster has all the ma
terial it needs for building its house,
and at the same time, the inflowing
tide brings it ample food. Boston
The first annual Chrysanthemum
Festival by the Ladies' Aid Society
of Jackson, will be held in that city
on Thursday and Friday, November
15 and 10. An interesting program
will be given during both afternoon
and evening. One feature of the en
tertainment will be a drill by twelve
small girls. A baby show will be
given on Thusday afternoon.
Many handsome and valuable prc
mimums will be given for the best
collections and best specimens of
chrysanthemum. Ail persons inter
ested are invited to enter.
Admission 10 eonts Light tefresi.
lie JMii't I urn.
Housewife My iiear. f s.-e ;t two
coiuiiiu article in ti:-- Sunday paper
abo.it how even ilour is l.-eing adui'.cr
a'.ed Husband Weil. I don't care, uer
need you. We can't s.it nothin" wrong
witi our stumie'e if we take Dr. Cald
well's Syrup Pepsin.
AH druggist sell it, or sea I. Ben
Miller aud J. Maple Wilson.
One Woman's Work in War.
With all the stories current of what
women have done for their own side in
the Boer war, told either by themselves
or by Sumc of their admising friends,
there is not one probably that can be
gin to compare from the point of gen
eral interest with the feats performed
during the rebellion by Miss Eliza
beth Nan Lew, who died the other day
in Richmond, at tbe age of 84. She
was loved for her ministrations o t!ie
Libby prisoners, and more ihan one
who esca ied from that place of tor
ture, it is likely has her to thank for
tire plans and schemes that led him to
liberty. Not only this, but she found
shelter anions her friends for the men
who did escape. And at this point in
serving her government her cleverness
was admitted to be of an unu-ual type.
It was this very gift, too, that made
her the most scientific py, probably
that any government ever had work
ing in its interests. She was abso
lutely uucatehabie when she was se
curing information. And it has been
said since the war that if Gen. Grant
bad had a telephone at Richmond it
would not have furnished him with
more reliable -aod valuable informa
littn than this wonderful woman was
ab.e to dispatch to him, no matter how
closely she was watched by the enemy.
If Miss Van Lew, after those exciting
times, saw fit to write a volume of re
miniscences, it is not generally known.
In these day, when every -one seems
to want a little Favor f history in
romance, it would -make capital read
ing, and .stand a chatwe of being
'popular."" Boston Transcript.
-A Deep Mystery.
It is a mystery why women endure
Backache, Headache, Nervousness,
Sleeplessness Melancholy, Fainting
and Dizzy Spells when thousands have
proved that Electric Bitters will quick
ly cure ueh troubles. "I suffered for
years with kidney trouble," writes
Mrs Phebe Cherley, of Patterson, la.,
"and a lame back pained me so I
could uot dress myself, and, although
73 years old, I now am able to do all
my housework." It overcomes Con
stipation, improves Appetite, gives
perfect health. Only 00c at I. Ben
Miller's drug store.
Death as William ft. Gale.
On Tuesday, November 6, 1500, death
claimed another of the Cape's oldest
and most respected citizens. An old
laudmark one who has watched and
assisted in the progress and growth
of this, the home of bis adoption: one
who has witnessed the passing away
of generation aiter generatiou. His
memory will always be treasured by
tbe many who knew him and in him
found a friend. Mr. Gale was the last
of a family of thirteen children that
settled in Cape Girardeau in 1839. He
was born in Hampshire county, Vir
ginia, in 1816. While yet a young
man Mr. Gale embarked in business
hero and for many years was a very
successful merchant. He was post
master under Huchanan's administra
tion. The career of 'fucle Billy,''
as he was familiarly called, is well
worthy of emulation. In his dealings
his honesty and integrity were always
beyond reproach, and his genial and
courteous manner won for him many
friends. For over fifteen years he had
not been engaged in acttve business.
His health had been poor for a long
time: he had experienced frequent and
severe attacks. Often times his recov
ery was deemed doubtful, but each
time he regained his hold on life with
a tenacity seldom seen. His suffer
ings during his last illness were very
intense, but they were borne with a re-'
markable degree of patience and res
ignation by this saintly old character
who was ready for the summons call
ing him to his reward. Mr. Gale was
a member of the Catholic church, and
was alwavs a faithful attendant at
services as long as his health permit
ted. He died strengthened by the last
sacraments of the church. His fune
ral occurred this (Thursday) morning
from St. Vincent's Catholic church.
where a Requiem Mass was sung by
Rev. Fr. Lay ton, who conducted the
funeral ceremonies. Mr. Gale never
named. lie made his home with his
niece. .Mrs. Kate Doyle, who, with an- !
other niece. Mrs. K. K. O'Brien of!
Kansas City, Mo., and a nephew, Mr. ;
No' inau Gsie of Gale. 2i!s.. are li-.'t i
a it'll a large circle of friends t- mourn j
Wani'kd Active Man of ;v.;
e'.iaracvr to deliver and collect i'i ;
Missouri for old established main;-:
facturing wholesale house. y'.'O'" a
year, sure pay. Honesty more than ,
experience required. Our reference.
any bank in any city. Enclose self-
addressed stamped envelope. Mauu- I
facturers, Third Floor, 334 Dearborn
i BY 475 PLURALITY.
It Was Almost a Clean Sweep
by the Largest Majority
in Many Years.
A Heavy Vote Polled Over
the Whole County, Giving
the Republicans an
The election has come and gone.
Republican hurricane t, truck the couo
ty and swept everything with which it
came in contact. The destruction was
almost complete. Flory and McKis-
ley carries it fey more than 475.
Dick Hines, the Democratic candi
date for prosecuting attorney, is elect
ed by a large majority, but is tbe only
one who survives.
At this hour tbe exact count cannot
be obtained, but it is known that the
majority will far exceed that of many
Story ot a Lost Ring.
I was told a true'lost ring story the
other day, which I believe has never
seen print, although such may be the
case, a well-known society woman
suddenly missed a valuable diamond
ring irom her linger, it was a ring
she seldom removed, but all that
could be remembered about it was
that she had ju&t washed her hands.
Fearing it had slipped off in the
operation, the plumber was quickly
called in, and all the traps opened,
with a jaint hope of finding the jewel,
but without avail: and sorrow reigned
in the household, for the diamond was
not only intrinsically valuable, but a
dearly prized souvenir. Some time
later the set bowl in the bath room
had to be replaced, and when it was
removed, lo and behold, crowded in
behind the w.iter pipes, was the skele
ton of a mouse, and round the
skeleton's threads of a neck hung a
a diamond ring. Identification as
immediate, and the mvs'ery quickly
cleared up by tlie poor little beast.
He had feasted ou a box of ban which
milady kept to whiten her own fair
hands, and into which she undoubtedly
dropped the ring. Mousie, through
vanity or accident, slipped it over his
head, but in trying to escape with the
loot died a felon's death. Boston
Death of Heinrich Brandes.
Death has claimed another of the
Cape's old citizen, Heinrich Brandes,
who died on November 2, 1900, at the
age of 81 years; 1 month and 26 days.
Mr. Brandes was born in Kramme,
Brunswick, Germany, September 6,
1819, and emmigrated to this country
in the early 50s and was among the
first settlers in this city. He embarked
in business of various kinds and was
conceded to be a very successful
He was twice married, his first wife
dying a number of years ago leaving
several children among whom is
H. A. Astholz. His second wifi
He was a iv.r.n who was resiiected by
all who knew him and one who l::is
many frie.uis to mourn his death.
Always Mate I.ove
to j our wi'e. Remember she is j:is'
as swe-t aiiti ualr.ty now as xv.ii-n -ou
Used to ho!u he; by til:: band and
i-Oi into her eyes i.i'ii teil h'-r she
was vom- onlv iov,-. oiir h'-ari's
delight. Hai: the p.-t ilar.i-e ar.ii dis
tress that make.- o;i so irr' bit
comes fro'u Inigestio:.. Yo e;in
cure it bv taking Dr. Caldwell's Srrun
Pepsin. It is
Miller and J.
by I. Ben
Wanted 'f.-u copies of the Weekly
DemockaT of October 27. Will pay
liberal price for same at this office.
A SWEEPING YICTORY
McKinley and Roosevelt Win
with Flying Colors New
York, Indiana, Illinois
and Maryland all go
The Country was swept by
Republicans the Grandest
Vctory in Years.
The battle was fought, the game is
won. Easy, oh, how easy. It didn't
last long enough to arouse the in
terest of the people.
In the eleetorial college McKinley
leads Bryan by over 100 votes. Four
years ago the difference between the
candidates was 'Jj electorial votes
McKinley holds all that he received
in 1896, except Kentucky. Bryan loses
in the West where he was so strong
It was a national victory. That to
which will attack most pleasing signi-
ficancance is the non-sectional charac
ter. Four years ago McKinley re
ceived phenomenal majorities in the
East, while Bryan carried Republican
states in the transmissouri country by
landslides. Now the Republican ma
jorities in the older states have lost
some of the abnormal proportions
while throughout tbe central and
mountain West and the Pacific states
there are general gains. More than
this, several of the Southern states
fail to show the Democratic majorities
which they gave in 1896. From the
Atlantic to the Pacific, from the great
lakes to the gulf, the Republican party
has gained. And by the same returns
Bryanism has receded everywhere.
To tbe Nebraska man it is now all
The Popular Vote.
Connecticut 40 000
New Hampshire 26,000
New Jersey 60,000
New York.. 125,000
North Dakota 5,000
. . 10,000
. 1" 0,1-00
. . 3.1KH
. . (i-l.tHiO
, . 70,000
. . 2i!.000
Washington . .
Nebraska : 8,000
North Carolina 25,000
South Carolina 40.000
South Dakota. . . 1,0X)
Texas ." 175,000
Hlown to Atoms.
The old idea that the body some
times needs a powerful, drastic, purga
tive pill has been exploped: for D.
King's New Life Pills, which are per-'
fectly harmless, jjently stimulate liver
1 and bowels to expel poisouous matter.
cleanse the system and absolutely
cure Constipation and Sick Headache.
O i'y U-j cnits at I. Ben Miller's drug
re by given that
Afics is ufli-eby given tnat aunua
meeting of Stockholder of tbe L'nte
Giraivieau ar;J Jackson Gravel Road
Company iu the city of Cape Girar
: ueau, Mo., . the second Monday in
December, ImiO, (,I0;h) at two o'clock
: p. m. The polls will be opsn from two
: to three p. m.
Loris Kkuegek, Sec'y.
j Farms for Sale. For terms enquire
. of Henry A. Astolz.
The Army Garrisons.
Thm-eare lf.2 s in the UniW
posts in the LntKU
Of these, Fort Scrammel, near Port
land, Me., is wholly unguarded, not
even an ordnance sergeant being sta
tioned there. At twenty-three posts
there are only post ordnance sergeants
as garrisons, and at nineteen there
are garrisons of not more than twenty
officers and men. Seven of the posts
are departmental headquarters, with
no enlisted men, and fifteen of them
are places so dangerous and threat
ening to "labor" as army hospitals
arsenals and the Yellowstone Park.
Of the posts that are garrisoned in
more than name, those having the
largest Harrisons are seacoast and
frontier forts. These have from 90 to
200 men each, most of them nearer the
lower number. There are only eleven
posts with garrisons of more than 300
men, and of these one is the general
recruiting depot from which men are
sent to the Pnilipsenes and elsewhere,
and the others are principally the de
pot stations for regiments serving
raistan s "eleven buckram men
grown out of two" were no more crra
lures of the imagination than are Mr.
Bryan's army garrisons, intended to
overawe the laboring man of the Unit
ed States. Fatstaff, however, bad the
grace to be ashamed when his false
hood was discovered, and to try to
pass it off as a jest. It is probably
too much io expect that his imitator
will follow his example. New York
It Girdles Ihe Ulobe.
The fame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
as the best in the world, extends round
the earth. It's the one perfect healer
of Cuts, Corns, Burns, Bruises, Sores,
Scalds, Boils, Ulceis, Felons, Aches,
Pains and all Skin Eruptions. Only
infallible Pile cure. 25c a box at I
The Negro Abroad.
The good effects of Brooker T.
Washington's management of negro
affairs in the South is already seen
and acknowledged. The German Gov
ernment has arranged with him to send
negro experts to its possessions in
West Africa t- introduce the raising
o; totton by the natives of that coun
The stronghold of the negro at pres
ent is agriculture, and wheu his effi
ciency in that iine is acknowledged by
foreign governments he will have more
general recognition in this country.
Brooker T. Washington's theory of
keeping the negro out of politics, at
least until be achieves position in ail
lines of industry, and especially until
he becomes a master in agriculture, is
the true one.
When the negro is the owner of the
land he cultivates: when he runs his
own factory and conducts his own
mercantile establishment, he will find
himself an irresistible factor in tbe
politics of his own State and a wel
come auxiliary to the powers thut
shape the policies of the nation.
The kicking Tree at Wells.
The "kicking tree" is a landmaik
half way between Wells Collehe and
the nearest villiage, which bears evi
lience of peculiar treatment from the
'students of that well known educat-j
j ionai establishment. It is described
as a Ui-e elm, v. Iiosj branches shade ;
the walk traversed by the college girls
whenever they go to the town to make:
purchases, ana it is about a half mile !
from the college. Tor 2 or 3 feet from :
t'.ie ground i's trunk is sa '.!v marred. '
Tiier.! are s.iars 011 it au.i indications
that it was once pro ,jo:-ly cohered w'.tu
a tree's J--ual growth, but all 0: it is
goiitf tto-v. The college girls have
done it. Years aiii some Tr!i;i- girt
started the fashion f walking as f .li
as tr.e tree aij 1 nia:;it.g Krog-ess oy
adrainistvi iag a vigorous kick upon j
its side. Ihe lasi.ion came to stay, j
Nov.- not a college girl thinks of walU-.
ing by it without touching her foot! 019.
in a casual, mater-of-fact way. Mil-1 Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets t
lions of times, probably, has the old cure a cold in ooe day. No Cure, ao'
elm been assailed. Boston Transcript. 'Pay. Price 25 cents. rr"'st.
Runs Against a Snag and
j Goes to the Bottom in
i Ten Minutes.
j Heavily Loaded with Freight
j Which is Almost a
j Total Loss.
! Memphis. Tenn., :-.wember 3.-Tbe.
g steamer Ulil City, cap. inomas;
D. Simms, from St. Louis, bound tor
New Orleans, with 1,930 tons ot freight,,
passed down at 1:30. She discharged
her ten tons ef freight and added tea
tons of sundries and four passengers.
In making the crossing at the head of
President's Island thirty minutes later
she struck a hidden obstruction and
sank near the point at West Memphis,,
one hundred yards below the bridge.
There is a diver at work on "fcer this,
evening and several barge alongside..
Capt Simms thinks she can be ra'
HISTORY OF THE STEAMER.
Messrs. Carroll & Powell, marine
insurance agents, kad a telephone
conversation with Capt. T. D. Simms,
of the sleamer Hill City, which sunk a
mile and a half below Memphis yes
terday morning. Capt Simms report
ed to them that the boat struck an ob
struction while running in sixteen feet
of water, and sunk in a few minutes,
and that she was now lying in water
about a foot over her lower deck. The
extent of the damage wvs not known.
It is thought that tbe boat was not in
sured, as she carries co insurance in
companies in this city. She was val
ued at about 825,000.
The Hill City was one of the Anchor
line boats, having been built by the
Anchor line, as the City of Monroe,
aeffersen, Ind., in 1889. Her upper
works were blown away by the torna
do of May 27, 1896. She was rebuilt. '
by the Anchor line iu 1897, and named
the Hill City. She was one of the
largest boats on the Mississippi, and '
has always run in the St. Louis and
New Orleans trade She was bought
by Capt. T. D. Simms, her present
owner, after the failure of the Anchor
line, for $25,150.
Tbe boat left St. Louis last Tuesday
for New Orleans with about 700 tons
of freight, mostly destined for way
landings. She added quite an amount
of flour at points below, and U is sup
posed 'that tlie damage to her cargo
will bo quite heavy. The cargo is
supposed to b j insured.
Resolutions of Respect.
Hall oi Cape Lode No. 135,
A. O. V. W. -Cape
Giraru.-.iu. Mo., Nov. ti, 1000. )
The Great Siiienor Master Work
man has called a brother V timtn .
to rest. A brother woo wrou-jl.t we!l
and faithfully with u while health
;idd strength was given him.
Brother W. U. Wilson, died on
Tuesday morning October 18th at 5:30
o'clock. The deceased was our first
Master Workman; ever willing to
help; to instruct wisely; to govern
mildly and justly. There fo.e be it
Resolved; That the Lodge has lost
good faithful member; society a
cherished valuable citizen; his family
a devoted husband and father.
Resolved; That we extend to the
bereaved widow and children our
heartfelt and fraternal sympathy.
Resolved; That the Recorder be
instructed to furnish a copy of these
resolutions under the seal of the lodge
to the family, also that they be spread
upon a page of our Record book as a
memorial to our deceased brother, and
that our charter and emblems and
badges be draped in mourning for
thirty days, and that copies be furn
ished to each of the city papers.
Submittel in C. H. and P.
G. W. Travis, 1
Leox J. alukkt, -Com.
Anton- Ka.vmkk, )
Notice. Public Sale.
; I will otTer at auction, on Saturday,
i Nov, li'th, at 1 o'clock p. 111.. two
I doors south of D. A. l.'K nu's store,
jail n.y h:rjsehri.i goi,(!s, consisting of
'high ur:.-:t uiilnut lUotn .-t.ns,
jPiirUn- i-urniiue, 1 hairs, Tab.es,
i tiiiiiv- Stoves, and many utuer ar
! tle.es too numerous to m-.'niion. This
twill oe ;n opportunity to buy articles
; for honi! us j ai very low prices,
i Lucy Ljjxu.
Henry Kopiwr, Auctioneer.
Slops Ihe lousli una Works off tbe
t . .