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B. H. A HA. US. PnMlnber.
Failures for the week ended on the
Cd, as reported by K. G. Dun & Co.,
were 198 in the United States, against
1S3 last year, and 23 in Canada
against 25 last year.
Russia and Prussia, it is said, hare
reached an agreement by which Rus
sian petroleum will obtain cheaper
freight rates against lower freight
rates for German iron upon Pussiar
President and Mrs. McKinley joined
a party of friends and neighbors of
long standing at a dinner party in
Canton, O., on the 3d, at the home of
Miss Buckingham, the daughter of the
minister who married them.
' ' The discovery of pearls in the nppei
Mississippi river has caused a tre
mendous rush to the clam beds. Housf
' boats are crowding the river, and
more than one thousand persons an
encamped along the river bank.
The Society of Arts of London $aa
awarded its silver medal to Prof. R.
.W. Wood, of the physics department
of the University of Wisconsin, in rec
ognition of his work on "The Diffrac
tion Process of Color Photography."
! The Westphalian Zeitung says that
the North German Lloyd Steamship
Co. has'ordered more than a thousand
tons of structural iron in the United
States for its workshops and foundry,
as against Westphalian competition
Mr. L. Neumann, owner of the horse
Eager, which recently defeated Mr.
John Drake's horse Royal Flush in a
match rase, on the 1st, donated to the
Rous hospital, in London, the 500
won by himself and his brother on the
occasion referred to.
The birthday anniversary of the em
peror of Japan, which occurred cn tho
3d, was fittingly observed at the Jap
anese legation in Washington, where
Minister Takihira, Secretary N'abashhr.
and the oilier members of the start
received Japanese residents.
The American school of classical
studies has just opened in Rome with
an enrollment of 24 students, compris
ing graduates from ten colleges and
universities. The institutions repre
sented are Yale, Cornell, Chicago, Col
gate, Michigan, Missouri, Oberlin, as
sar, Wollesley and Wooster.
The jury before whom Lloyd J.
Smith was on trial in Chicago,
charged with irregularities in
the management of grain elevators
reported a verdict of acquittal on the
4th. His wife, who was present, upon
hearing the verdict, fainted, and it
took the doctors two hours to restore
Lord Wolseley, speal;ing at the Cut
ters Feast, in Sheffield. Kng., on the
1st, touched on army reform, and said
that the greatest need was that the
public should be enabled to judge be
tween a commander-in-chief who
urged reforms and a treasury which
refused to supply the money to carry
The Hamburg Boersenhalle savs the
gold seized on board the Bundcsrath
at Cuxhaven, on the arrival of that
steamer there from Dolagoa Ray. was
at the instance of an international
syndicate of mine owners whose prod
uct was taken by the Boers and
Transvaal bonds of doubtful value
given in exchange.
Indian Agent Shoenfeld, in charge
of Union agency, whose jurisdiction
comprises the five civilized tribes, pro
tests, in his annual report, against un
lawful occupation of Indian lands,
and urges rigid congressional legisla
tion, to protect the Indian citizens
against the encroachment of aggres
sive and grasping whites.
The Cunard liner Saxonia, Capt.
Pritchard, from Boston, Octoler 27,
which arrived at Queenstown, on the
4th, had on board 15 members of thi
fishing schooner Mary Mosquito,
which the Saxonia sank off Gloucester,
Mass., on the day of her departure
from Boston. One member of the crew
was drowned. The Cunarder was not
Thomas Finley Brown, 12 years old,
died, on the 4th, from injuries re
ceived while being hazed.at the Porter
military academy at Charleston, S. C.
The boys dropped him into a cement
ed swimming basin 12 feet deep. The
basin was jry at the time, and the lad
received internal injuries from the
fall. He refused to give the names of
the cadets who had ill-treated him,
and, it is said, no action will be taken
in the matter.
Upon receiving notice from Oov.
Roosevelt, on the 5th, that he would
hold him responsible, as head of the
city government, for evil conse
quences growing out of Chief-of-Po-lice
Devery's instructions to his men
to resist the deputies of Chief of the
Election Bureau John McCullagh at
the polls, on election day. Mayor Van
Wyck called upon Chief Devery and
instructed him to rescind the order,
which he did.
The Cuban constitutional conven
tion met in Havana on the 5th. Gov.
Gen. Wood called the convention to
order and in a short speech pointed
out the powers and duties of the con
vention, and urged its members to a
faithful and patriotic performance of
their duties. The speech was enthusi
astically received, and resolutions
thanking the general and President
McKinley for services rendered, wera
nanimously adopted. j
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NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Two electric cars on the Cincinnati,
Lawreneeburg & Aurora electric rail
way collided, on the 4th. near Cleves,
(L, owing to a misunderstanding of or
ders. The cars were wrecked and 11
persons were injured, some seriously,
but. none fatally.
The October reports concerning the
Egyptian cotton crop say they are un
satisfactory, both as to yield and qual
ity. On the 4th Senor Buncamino, rep
resenting the principal ex-insurgents
in Manila, requested Judge 'laft to
forward to Washington a signed ex
pression of their loyalty.
William Thomas Welcker. "emeritu
professor of mathematics at the Uni
versity of California, died, on the 4th.
at the ace of TO years.
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee
confirmed the sentence of death
passed by the international commis
sion, at l'ao Ting Fu, China, on the
sub-governor of that city, the pro
vincial treasurer and the judge, for
their complicity in the murder of mis
sionaries and Chinese converts.
During the winter is is expected ex
tensive changes will be made in the
historical White House, which has
been for so long the official residence
of the presidents of the United
States. The number of rooms is to
be more than doubled.
The Brussels correspondent of the
London Standard reported, on the
4th, that the Transvaal agency tiicic
had received information that ex
Presidont Krugcr was seriously ill on
the Dutch war-ship Gelderland. on
which he is journeying to Kurope.
Some interest is taken at Washing
ton in the appointment of a new sec
retary oT state for home affairs by
the British government, in view of
the possible effect which the appoint
ment of Mr. Richie may have upon
the case of Mrs. Florence K. May-
The monument to the late Sadi Car-
not, president of the French Kepub-
lic, was unveiled, at Lyons, on the -It li
President Loubet paying a warm
tribute to his departed predecessor.
The city was ilhiniinted at night in
honor of President Loubct.
The condition of United Stales Sen
ator Cushman K. Davis, of Minnesota.
was reported, on the night of the 4th
as decidedly worse, and grave fears
were entertained that if his life was
saved it might be at the cost of his
foot, or, possibly, his right leg.
The queen of Portugal proved her
Felf a heroine, on the 4th. by plung
ing into the water, at Cascaes, and
rescuing Catalao Crooni. her boat
man, from drowning. hi boat having
overturned, breaking his arm and
rendering him helpless. The queen
was none the worse for her experi
ence. The Westinghouse Airbrake Co. has
contracted with the Baltimore & Ohio
system to equip 3,500 new freight
cars with a new friction draft gear at
a cost of $250,000. The new gear is de
signed to prevent accidents at pres
ent caused by the parting of trains.
The entire south side of the square
at Bagwell, Tex., including Harbin's
drug store, S. W. Love's general mer
chandise store, Moore's grocery store
and several other buildings, was de
stroyed by fire on the 4th. The loss
was about $40,000.
At Laporte, Tex., on the 3d. while
Eddie Gay, aged 12 years, and his sis
ter, Lee. aged eight, were playing
"robbers," Kddie picked up a rifle and
shot his little sister through the
heart, killing her instantly. The boy
did not know the rifle was loaded.
The steamship Charles Nelson ar
rived at Seattle, Wash., on the 5th. ten
days from Nome. She reported that
four days prior to her sailing Nome
Beach was swept by another severe
storm, which did much damage to
small shipping and to such buildings
as owners were unwise enough to
commence constructing on the beach
after the September storm.
An explosion took place in the dry
house connected with the works of
the Winchester Repeating Arms Co..
at New Haven, Conn., on the 5th The
walls of the building were blown out.
and the windows in theadjacent build
ings were shattered. No one was in
the building at the time, and the
damage was nominal.
The board of election at Springfield,
O., on the 5th, refused to grant regis
tration to Gen. J. Warren Kiefer. The
general was out of the city campaign
ing on the regular registration days.
The Toronto soldiers of the South
African contingent returned to that
city, on the 5th, and were received
with trmendous enthusiasm. Traffic
was suspended for hours, and alto
gether the demonstration was one of
the most notable in the history of the
Dispatches from Tort Said assert
that, the Dutch cruiser Gelderland has
been obliged to reduce speed consid
erably.in consequence of the illness of
Mr. Kruger. The Gelderland is not
expected to reach Marseilles before
Hampton Rich, formerly president
of the Ionia A Lansing railroad, now
part of the Flint & Pcre Marquette
sv&tem, and at one time prominent in
j Michigan politics, died in Chicago,
on the 5th, aged 84 years. Mr. Rich
was a delegate to the republican na
tional convention at Chicago, in 1SG4,
which re-nominated Abraham Lincoln
for the presidency.
The president has issued an execu
tive order admitting, free of duty,
Christmas presents and souvenirs sent
by soldiers in China to friends in the.
I'nited States. The privilege is the.
same as was extended to the soldiers
in the Philippines one year ago.
J. & W. Seligman & Co., of New
York, announced, on the 5th, thai
their San Francisco (the Anglo-California)
bank, had about two million
dollars in gold on the way from Aus
tralia, and due at Sail Francisco in a
The comptroller of the currency, on
the 5th, declared a dividend of 7.15-100
per cent, in favor of the creditors of
the insolvent bank of Olympia, Wash.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Returns of the elections, on the 6th,
indicate a pronounced success fo- the
republican ticket, and that the repub
licans will still control congress.
A leading centrist organ of Berlin,
says: "A tariff war could only be
waged against the United States by
the European states combined. If
Germany alone were to make the at
tempt, her industries and commerce
would have to foot the bill, while oth
er nations would get Ihe advantage.
However unpleasant the admission, it
nevertheless remains true that we are
unable to undertake alone economic
measures against a nation of 71.000,-
000 ai'd enormous resources."
The Cuban constitutional conven
tion, on the Cth. adopted a resolution
to send to President McKinley the fol
lowing telegram: "The Cuban consti
tutional convention has the honor and
satisfaction respectfully to salute the
president and congress of the United
States and to express sentiments of
jr:ititude to the American people."
A family council of the Castellanes
was held at the Chateau Marias, l'aris,
on the Jih. The old marquis was furi
ous because there was no more money
available for the royalist cause, while
the marquise vigorously deuoiiii-d
Fireman George Hall, of Wilson,
Mich., was killed and Conductor Swa
by, of Eseanaba. and Engineer Tim
Hogan. of Creeu Bay. were seriously
injured in the wreck of an ore train
on the Northwestern road on th. 6th.
James A. Norton, who was one of
the jurymen in the Y.mtsey trial was
burned to death, on 'lie niirht of the
'ith, in the prison at Sadieville. Ky.,
in which he had Imm-i. put on the
charge of drunkenness
I.. P. Parrish. a raMrnad enyi-ieer,
was killed in the Union Pacific yards
at Omaha. Ncli.. on ih' fllli. his head
being struck by a puss'usr engine. He
was a prominent engineer, and lived
ill Council Bluffs, la. .
The population of the state of Wy
oming, as officially announced lv the
census bureau, is U2.531. as compared
with l'.1.7l!.' in l'.m. This is an increase
of or 52.4 per cent.
John Sabine Smith, the lawyer and
cy-pr-sident of the republican county
commit teee, died at his rcsidci.ee in
New York city, on the Mil, aged 5S.
News from Opelika. Ala., on the 5th,
stated that tiovcrnor-elcct Sanford
was very low with bu: little Iiop-?s of
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Albert Danten, a teamster, was rut
over and killed, at St. Louis, by his
The Pennsylvania Railroad Co.'s new
pension system will go into effecl
January 1, 1901.
A Chicago man has sued the man
agers of an asylum for $250,000 dam
ages for illegal detention.
George J. Mook, niemlier of r. well
known St. Loins painting firm, died,
inday, after a long illness.
American steel mills have captured
contracts over European competitors,
and will equip railways in South Afri
ca. Gov. Roosevelt concluded his cam
paign tour Friday with the final day's
speaking in New York towns.
An immense steel bridge will span
the Illinois Central yards at Glen Car
bon, 111., for the use of electric rail
ways. Five high dignitaricr of the Roman
Catholic church, it is reported, will be
raised to the cardinalate at the next
consistory. None are Americans.
Mrs. George M. Pullman announces
hat she will not pay any debts con
tracted by her son, George M. Pull
man; that he has plenty of money to
pay his own debts.
Roslyn Ferrel's attorneys have filed
a motion for a new trial, at Marys
ville, O., alleging that one of the
jury which convicted him of the
murder of Express Messenger Lane is
not a qualified elector.
It is now believed that two more
men at least are concerned in the
Rice plot in New York. Jones, the
valet, is in a hysterical condition, fol
lowing his cor.fession and attempt to
The Boston Globe prints an open
letter to Eugene V. Debs, urging his
withdrawal in favor of William J.
The South African situation is im
proving, and Lord Roberts will short
ly return to England with a majority
of his staff.
In spite of the official denials, says
a St. Petersburg dispatch, there is no
doubt that the inadequate narvest
will produce a famine in the provinces
of Kherson and Bessarabia.
Fred Erie and Frank Murray es
caped from the jail at Savannah. Mo,
Friday night, by sawing through tha
roof. Erie is charged with the murder
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Skat hy a Hotel Clerk.
Z. A. Bradley, a prominent and
wealthy citizen, was shot and serious
ly wounded by A. B. Baker, night
clerk at the Ozark hotel, Springfield.
Bradley and his family board at the
hotel, and his wife and daughters an
noyed the clerk, it is alleged by run
ning in the odic9 too much, he saya
he told them to stay out, but they
paid no attention to it. The clerk
put up a notice, in the office which
read, "Ladies please occupy the par
lor." When Bradley saw the card ue
became enraged and began to .-buse
Baker. While in the heated discus
sion Bradley is alleged to have siart
ed to climb over the counter wheu
Baker drew his pistol and fire;' the
ball taking effect in Bradley's right
side. Physicians say the wound is not
At Henry Shaw's Behest.
In accordance with a provision ot
the will of Henry Shaw, who was one
of St. Louis' greatest philanthropists,
the annual banquet to the gardeners
and attaches of the Missouri botan
ical garden, better known as Shaw's
garden, and their invited guests, took
place at the Mercantile club.St. Louis.
Covers wer laid for 110 guests, and
every place was occupied. Those pres
ent were, for the most part, local
florists, nurseymen, market garden
ers and botanists, with a sprinkling
of guests from abroad and represen
tatives of the press.
Harrison Wilcoxson, one of the old
est and wealthiest citizens of drrol
to: He was a native of Kentucky.
James O'Donnell, aged 76, one o?
the old pioneers of that section, at
his home near Unionville.
Dr. George M. Dewey, at Keytes
ville, in his eighty-first year. He was
a native of New York, and had been a
lesident of Keytesville for 54 years.
Jacob Blaetz, of No. 329 Russell av
enue, one of the old settlers of the
city, at his home at the age of 85 He
located in St. Louis in 1841.
George F. Moritz, 52 years old, for
many years president of the George
F. Moritz Blank Book Co.. St. Louis,
from an acute attack of heart trouble.
Secretary of State Office.
The secretary of state reports hav
ing received and paid into the state
treasury taxes and fees for the
month of October, 1900, as follows:
Domestic corporation tax, S,6G0;
bank, inspection fee?, $1,512.05; no
tarial commissions, $303; foreign cor
p'oration tax. $300; miscellaneous
fees, $382.S5; land department fees,
$24.75; recording railroad contracts,
S4S.S0; total, $6,32.1.45.
Escaped Front Jail.
Fred Erie and Frank Murray es
caped from the jail in Savannah at
night, by sawing through the roof.
Erie is charged with the murder of
Guy Speelman and II. K. Speeth,
whose bodies wer? found near Savan
nah July 22. Murray is charged witii J
stealing $77 from .lames Wilson.
Joseph Daly, an ex-eonfederate sol
dier, swallowed morphine at Xo 3128
Lucas avenue, St. Louis, where he was
employed. He was found in an un
conscious condition, aud was re
moved to the city hospital, where it
was said that he could not recover.
The old veteran was sick and despond
ent is given as the cause.
Henry Roarers Rearrested.
Henry Rogers, who, on August 13,
brained Jesse Walters, at Decatur
ville, and then escaped, was rerrrest
ed at Seligman and taken to Lebanon
by his captors. Abe Rogers, wl.o i.
under indictment as accessory to ths
crime, is yet at large.
Made an Assignment.
James E. Watson, proprietor if on
of the leading grocery houses of Ful
ton, closed his doors the other morn-
infP linvint, Til I . 1 1. on 1 euinrnm ant n
his brother, J. Sam Watson, who held !
a chattel mortgage on the stock.
Treasurer Pitt's October Report.
The following is the report of Stats
Treasurer Pitts for October: Balance
September 29, $1,153,187.61; receipts
for October, $167.234.?2; disburse
ments, $59S,S40.20; balance October 31,
$720,582.23. Disbursements include
payment of bonds and interest.
Reported Killed at Cape Nome.
The family of Lewis Dellatit, oi
Bridgeton, St. Louis county, has been
considerably startled by a repcrt that
he had been shot and killed in a fight
at Cape Nome.
Both Kajned Joaes.
Luther F. Jones, a bookkeeper. nd
Miss Disa J. Jones, a niece of J. W.
Farris, former speaked of the Mis
souri house, were married in St.
Diphtheria In St. Loals.
Chief Sanitary Officer Charles W.
Francis of St. Louis reported, a few
days ago, that there are 393 cases oi
diphtheria in the city.
The Hessian Fly.
In many of the eastern and south
ern and a few of the northwsetern
counties, wheat fileds are reported in
fested by Hessian flies.
Wen the Diamond Medal.
In the interstate diamond medal
contest at Kansas City, Missouri's
representative, Mr. Earl Sprout, of
Kansas Cit3", won.
Death Was a Sadden Caller.
John Bloomer, former police cap
tain and a member ot the St. Joseph
police force for 33 years, died sudden
If. He was 65.
Cansed a Seeoad Growth.
In portions of Pemiscot county
trarm, damp weather caused the cot
ton to take second trrowth, causing
CAPE G-IHAIIDEIA.TJ, MO.
BOBT. STTJRDIVANT, President.
LOUIS r. KXOSXERMANN, Vice-President.
LEON J. ALBERT, Cashier.
L. J. ALBERT, JR. Anlatut OuhioS.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
DAVID A. GLENN. President W. B. WILSON, Vice-Presideni
Lv S. JOSEPH, Cashier.
DAVID A. GLENN,
H. P PEIRONXET,
WM. H. COERVER,
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
EDWARD S. LILLY,
Blount's True Blue Plows,
ROCK ISLAND PLOWS,
PONY PLOWS AND DODBLE SHOVELS.
The Prescott House.
Always open to the Public with the best accommodations fpr
The Prescott House Bar is up-to-date in every respect, and
I announce to the citizens of Cape Girardeau and
Vicinity that I am sole agent for the
Celebrated I. VY. Harper Whisky.
HENRY HUHN. Proprietor.
Cape Brewery and Ice Company,
OAPE GIRABDEAU, MO.
BREWERS OF STANDARD LAGER BEER.
WM. REGENHARDT, Pres.
L. 1. KLOSTERMANN. Vice-Pre.
E. H. EN G ELM ANN, Sec'y.
CHRIS HIKSCn, Tress.
ADOLPH BUEDIGER, Manager.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE
St. Louis, Cairo and all points north and east. Connection is mad at ti
Louis and Cairo with through Exprexs trains for Chicago, Cincinnati,
Louisville, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Kew York,
Philadelphia, Boston, Washington and all principal eastern
cities. Pullman Buffet Slaeping Cars to all point.
Only One Change of Cars to San Francisco.
Solid trains to Galveston, Houston, Dallas, fort Worth. San Antonio aas
all Texas points. Only route to Hot Springs, Arkanai
K. C Tswnaend. General Psssrngmr and Tfekat Agent, St. Loula.
W. R WILFON,
R F. DAVIS,
J. A MATTESOS.
WM. KEGEXHAEDT. .
E. II. ENGELMAXN.
L. F. KLOSTERMANX.
of Guy Speelman and K. K. Sneetn.