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Honclt't Missouri and Arkansas Given the
light of Way Intn the City-
At its meeting Monday night the
City Council, by a unanimous vote,
passed the railroad ordinance giving
Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Rail
road the right of way into our city.
This ordinance has been hanging fire
for several months. Other railroads
have made war on Houck's enterprise
and for a while it looked as if the in
fluence of the other roads was going
to keep Mr. Houck out of the city.
The people of Cape Girardeau and
especially the business men urged the
Council to give the right of way to
Houck's Missouri and Arkansas into
the citv . and last Monday night
the ordinance was passed by a unani
mous vote giving the right of way
to this railroad that will be of more
benefit to Cape Girardeau than any
railroad we can ever expect to get.
We offer One Hundred Dollars I'm
ward for anv case of Catarrh that
cannot lie cuifd bv Hall's Catarrh
F. J. Chexev & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, ant'
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations
made by their firm.
West & Tkcax, Wholesale Druggist,
Walding Kixxax & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system
Price 76c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
They Didn't Stop to Explain.
"The enmity of the French for the
English is positively a disease," said
a returned traveler to a New York
Tribune Reporter. "They think now
that they made a great mistake in not
coming in an open rupture with Eng
land long ago, especially over the
Fashoda affair. They think this be
cause of the poor showing the English
have made in South Africa. 'If the
Boers could give them such a fight,'
the Frenchmen argue, 'what could we
'not do against them with the magnifi
cant army of la belle France?' So
fanatical is their hatred of the English
and so openly do they proclaim it
that I verily believe that if it had not
been for the Fair France might de
clare war on England this year. Sha
loses sight of one thing, though, when
she bases her hopes on England's
showing in the Boer war, and that is
that in this war England could not
bring her magnificant navy into play,
whereas in case she fought France she
could use it most effectively.
This anti-English feeling led to an
amusingincident while I was in Paris
A New York doctor, a friend of mine,
who is an enormous man physically,
was seated in one of the cafes. The
doctor, formerly a famous foot-ball
player and still an athlete, has a habit
of sitting well down in his chair,
which makes him appear when at table
a great deal smaller than he really is.
On litis particular day some French
men, at an adjoining table got into a
dispute as to whether he was an Eng
lishman or an American. 'II est
Anglais,' maintained one. 'Non 11 est
Americaiue,' persisted the other.
Finally one of the group went over to
my friend, and, touching him on the
shoulder, asked him whether he was
an American or an Englishman.
Well,' returned my friend, who had
overheard the dispute, 'it so happens
I'm an American. But what I want
to know is and he rose to his full
height, which is 6 feet 3 'what the
blanketty-blank is it to you whether
I'm an Englishman or an American!'
The whole party of Frenchmen made
made their exit from that cafe with
more speed than dignity."
Shall "auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind."
Not if in our garrets we will search
To see what we can find.
There under dust and cobwebs
Are things of every kind,
We'll bring them to you. every one,
And nothing leave behind:
We'll sell them for a quarter,
A nickel, or a dime,
O, come and buy our rubbaje,
Tuesday is the time:
Don:t wait for further urjinji
But heed this simp'e rliimo.
Come early in the morning
When ycu hoar the town clock chin.e.
Rummage sale U'gins November
"2lKh and continues during tim tvtek.
Given by the members of Chri-t
Kei:s cj'.locteJ ai.d l.ixc paid for
noa-r-Jsirients by Henry A. Astoiz.
Tor SAUi A fine Jersev C'yW. Fur
porticuiars call on E. F. Blom-yer.
New Blankets and Comforts at
Senora I.-i;i:ra C msino is probahiy the richest roia in the world: she
ons !n her own right the comfortable sum of t' i h-s 'rol r.yII:.T.
NOT HALF TOLD.
A Wonderful Climate Prevails in
the South With Great Possibilities
For the Sportsman aid Farmer.
Reindeer have made themselves thor
oughly at home In Alaska that mar
vellous country whaae richness in ani
mal life and agricultural possibilities is
not yet half suspected by the majority
The pils-im fathers of the family
were Imported from Lapland in the
early states of the Kloadike craie to
be worked and eaten by the starving
miners. They luckily escaped being
eaten, and were later reinforced by 790
reindeer doe imported by the Govern
ment from Siberia.
From the mixed herd ef 1.M0 head, or
a little more, they have multiplied to
1.W0. and under Uncle Sam's protec
tion they promise to play an important
part in the future of Alaska and add
greatly to its wealth. The twn,ty-flve
Laplanders who came over with the
first consignment are ea their way
home with about VH each, saved out
of their earnings as reindeer drivers
and mail carriers.
But Alaska needed no Importations to
add to its fascinations. Gold? Of
course everybody knows about that,
but everybody doesn't know that gold
is one of the least Interesting things
about the country that Uncle Sam was
shrewd enough to buy from Russia.
Take strawberries. Alaska has near
Big Stone a strawberry bed seven miles
long and two miles wide. Fourteen
square miles of strawberries! And they
are beauties. Nothing finer is grown in
this country outside a hothouse. Uncle
Sam can produce no nearer approach
to the English strawberry, whose
haunting fragrance is equalled by no j
other fruit. i
Raspberries and blackberries, too, I
reach a high pitch of cultivation in
Alaska, which is popularly supposed to i
grow nothing more nourishing than j
Dais Epilled by mules as they foed j
row vi;l higher than a man's head, j
and would yield, it is estimated. 200
butliols io the acre. Alaskan tomatoes
an? described as big as a man's hat.
All manner of fruit and vegetables be- ;
longing to temperate climes thrive j
amazingly and under proper cultivation '
there is no reason why Alaska should
not become Uncle Sam's kitchen gar
den. Ail th'iS. of course, is south of Beh-
ring Sea. in a region where, thanks to
a warm ocean current, the temperature
seldom reaches zero, even in the long
As for game, big and little, feathered.
finny and furred, it is of unmatched '
richness, but bids fair to be extin
guished by commercial greed and reck
lessness. Deer exist no longer, and the
moose and the sea otter arc hovering
on the verge of annihilation.
Nevertheless, an Alaskan traveller
has' just returned home with a collec
tion of the largest moose heads in the
Cut the sportsibn is less of a men
ace to th fauna of Alaska thrr. '.he
trader. The s!:in cf a sinj'.e sea otter
will now sell in London lor as mut h
This is how h? describes the InTr.tln
of the sea otter "y Indians, who ci.-.
Ey a fUin fcr fr-.:v JiOO to : :
" At Kast eleven canoes,
a hunter, are r-vtEPorv.
h'.:i;t..-r start en.ch !s
t - lit . .-.nd e'K.h mr.n uses ;TU'-:ki
Sets, 'hat may l e ideutitieti ui:t.'
"V. th- ::ose of an tt-?r is s'jhted
.h." loan f.i-.Jirsr it gives a s:s;r..i! p. .id in
i few mom. cts the little fleet is nr
rounuhg ;ho creature. Whirr, the great
v ii-clo is ci-ir.jOcte as may be. t
T the r.nim.ti may b a thousand yards
:. ::ii th. r.i-arist marksman.
"A sht is fired at the bla. k spot on
;hc v. titer and it disappears. The ani
mal Is capable of diving 3.000 feet tin
ker water, and it may not ccrac ut for
in.ir.y minutes, but if the cilile i3 well
formed it is r.ot likely to break the !
ih instant the nose ar-irs an
other shot or two is sent aft -r it. and
tiie bocts close In. Time snd attain it
o:r-- up, only to be frishtsed down
GONE IN SEARCH
OF APE-LIKE MAN.
A?ain Scientists Will Try to Find
the .Misinp; Link, This Time in
the Wilds of Distant Java.
George W. Vanderbllt gives the best
answer to the critics of the money
class. He never has desired to be rated
with the Four Hundred, but the in
heritance of large wealth has forced
him Into a social plane from which
neither argument nor willing seclusion
can release him. But he has decided
l-j 3arr;eth:ng of consequence for the
T- prove that the moneyed class is
not wholly indifferent to the advance
ment of science and the progress of
thought, or idly intoleraat regarding
the great problems affecting the hu
man race, the youag master of Bilt
mere manor house baa selected a bril
liant Tale student, David J. Walters,
to lead an expedition Into far-away
Java to settle, so far as human re
search may do so, the most important
problem that now confounds the biolo
gists of the world namely: Does the
actual species of ape-like men that the
logic af biogeny (worked out by La
marck, Darwin, Huxley and Haeckef)
demonstrates to have lived at a remote
period of the earth's history, still exist?
Ernest Haeckel, the distinguished
professor at the University of Jena,
maintains that tht3 soulless, voiceless,
!ive-fingered, taiilefes creature is still
extant amid the jungles and tangled
forests of Northeastern Java, and he
last spring announced his intention to
set out in quest of this only link yet
missing to complete the wonderful
chain In the theory of man's descent.
beginning with the monera, or organ- j
isms without organs: advancing to the
amatba, thence by seven stages to the
THE MISSING LINK.
The specimen of the Pithecanthropi,
or ape-like men, that Mr. Vanderbiit
hopes to find, marks the twenty-first
stage of advancement from the single
celled monera or protoplasmic germ. It
is the one link that must be found,
alive or in the fossil st:ite, to com
pletely demonstrate the new, wonderful
and startling philosophy of human ex
istence that eliminates a (Jed, and to
clinch what must be admitted to be
the most brilliant product or ih. hu
man brain the theory of development,
Whether it is called Darwinism or
Haeckelism is of little importance. The
doctrine of evolution owes its own de
velopment to several stages, but to La
marck, Goethe, Huxley and Darwin in
particular. It has divided the Christian
church, it has made a warfare of
science, and has commanded more se
rious thought by the brightest minds
than any theme of the nineteenth cen
Into this arena, in which the death
grapple between religion and advanced
science will be fought out. Mr. George
W. Vanderbiit casts his wealth and
American enthusiasm with a prompti
tude that Is characteristic of his grand
father, the old "Commodore." The
finding cf the North Pole, the deter
mination of the Nile basin, the genesis
of the polysriotic ! .r.gu:ige3 of the Sar
gasso f-'ta, ;:re c; nothing compared to
a final determination regarding the
truth cf the Lioiicl theory of crea
tion; Xpon the nsiilt of a successful
hunt for the l it', anthrons depends
the f.tit'.i of C:' '.'. I '.'i 'j Christian people
:.vho ciii.: t t-'.e l.--i.o:s ci i.l;ii ances-
.1 :.;-turai m:thrd c-t do
f. it'tik-i r. ants aone.
; ;- p-ir'.y hlr.ief. Mr.
n.. se::t 'j
')-vlu J. V'ai;
Japan, wh -re a syr-cial steamer will be
hired ?rd r-rci'C-ziy eiuipped fcr this
rjtpediticn to th'j l-s'.and of Java. It Is
it ; .: to rer.der the projected voyage
nf Prof. Kacck?! urnt-cssary. Mr.
Vandorbiit exp;-cts to find the Pithe
canthropus at once if he be where Dr.
Haefkel believes him.
YVh ,i the I v ho 11 i:-e "'s 1' .ir anccs- ! ''
v.-i h i W&&f' .K'-'.v-'f
1 bul- Var.'.rrbi:4 :f a bciievtr. lie !w- ! ifr-&&?-'t
tiiey ; : ':!"'-d a C: -'- reverence for the Chris- ! v,'" " '" '. '?:?''!
: :.r f.:-.;: - ir: 'i-'voteo mother. 'y' . '. V'' '. ' . ' ': ' ' ;
i-.r.d. h v.tv.r sroat it.s iv?poct tor;
'.--.'(. . he i:ever h: s .-.v : d :a his ''i1''' I?, "'.'
..ci;.tar.te the A tit..!::., thcry of 4 ' '-''
Jir. Ccwre Tv". V.:r.rbUt v.-ar.ts the ;
; truth. lie ; " !:':.- vditor ti a r.t v.s-
I imp- r in (, " -
' tit ?.:- ; .
: ir.g whit I-r
Deatb if Mrs. F. K. VoaaL
Julia ., wife of F. R. Yount, one
of the most prominent families of PL
Pleasant, died suddenly of heart fail
ure about ten o'clock Friday night,
October 26th, aped 51 yearf. 9 months
and 23 days. The news was a shock
to onr -citizens, as Mrs. Yount was a
very robust and healthy lady, having
not been sick for 21 years. Sha was a
sister of Dave Cruchon, of this city;
Mrs. Louisa Wright, of Jackson,
mother of E. A. Wright of this city;
Mrs. Maggie Law of Pt. Pleasant and
Wm. Oruebon of Seattle, Washington.
The remains were burried in the
Evans graveyard, wes-t of Pt. Pleasant,
at I p. m Sunday last, service at the
grave being conducted by Rev. J. T.
Tracy of this city.
The bereaved family have the sym
pathy of a host of friends in this and
Cape Girardeau counties. The sud
denness of the death of this estimable
lady made the shoch to her hu-baud
and family the greater.. Mrs. Yount
has resided at Pt. Pleasant many
years, and has many friends there
who will sincerely grieve with the
stricken family. Xew Madrid MW
sourian. Advertised Letter.
The following is a list of onclsime't letter
at the pobtoliice, Cai e liiranleaa. Mo., for the
week putiliijc November 7, I'JWO:
Albr Kilt James
Banye, Mrs M E
Hrooe, Miss Katie
tllis, F E Agt (5)
liobbs, M A
Macen Mis- Mary
StroDg, Frank (col)
Bums, r K
French. Hist Kosa
Hugging, J H Co
Mosick, T J
Fenny, E P
Turner, Mrs. Mary
Weisaeoborn, Ft d
When calling for same, please state tbat they
were advertised. Auo. Biebwiktu
Is hereby given, that a meeting of
the Pemiscot Southern Railroad Com'
pany will take place on Monday.
December 24, 1900, in the office of the
Company in the City of Cape Girar
deau, Missouri, northeast corner of
Spanish and Independence streets, be
tween the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p.
m. of said day, to submit to the said
stockholders the proposition to mort
gage the property of said Company
to secure 1100,000 construction bonds
being one hundred bonds of One
Thousand Dollars each all said
bonds dated October 1, 1900; and for
such other purposes as may come be
fore said stockholders on said day,
Locis B. Hocck, Prsident.
ALBERT O. Phelan, Secretary
October zj, juw.
Kodak supplies at 1. Ben Miller's.
If you want Fire Insurance apply
to Henry A. Astoiz.
Fresh oysters served in any style
lesired, day or night at Drum's.
Eastman's Kodaks at I.
See the new five dollar kodaks at I.
Roll films at I. Ben Miller's.
Mrs. Tobler's first class trimmer
will surely please you. Give her a
A large and elegant assortment of
talking bats, the nobbiest of the nob
by, at Mrs. Tobler's.
ew Carpets and Rugs at Glenn's.
Prompt attention will be paid to any
business entrusted to me.
HEXKY A. ASTCLZ.
Meals, lunch and fresh ovsters
served at Drum's restaurant at all
hours, day and n'jrht.
Drum's restaurant is open day and
Insure against Tornado. Policies
issued by Henry A. Astoiz.
Glenn will sell you wraps at right
Fine building lots for sale by Henry
New Wraps for Ladies and Chil
dren at Glenn's.
'J- ! ! Ill" I
AN EARLY F'C'URt OF BERN
ia'a l;ernflar".t's pres.r.t vir'.t to
ciirtn.' V.l be the sixth call
:ich she has made uo-i 'is during
.. theatrical career. Urrnhar.-it is
,.- nfiy-five. but she loi.kd really
tager than she did when this pic-,-e
was taken of her at th? se of
cwenty-six. She is a Fremhwc man,
who will speak nothing but French,
claiming that the study of another
language would n-ji h accent
vmmm . s
E aro strongly equipped in
only what is Best and Newest.
tARPET and Curtain buyers
VERY Price Advantage that goes with Careful Purchasing.
Jgj iT3HERE ia never a doubt accompaning a Carpet Purchased at
X i Our Store, for Only Makes of the Best Looms are offered
you Only Dependable Qualities.
Bring Measurements of the Room you Desire to Carpet.
Ingrain Carpets from ix:to75e per yard: pretty patterns, good
colors, and full yard wide.
Brusstlls Carpet. 27 inches wide nobbv Designs from tVic to
$1.25 per yard. Xew creations in Moquette and Oxminister Car
pets $1.10 per yard.
Velvet Carpets 8."ic to 81.00 per yard.
Pretty line of Swiss and Lace Curtains from 75e to $,".00 a
pair. Curtain Materials from 5c to J0e yard.
Curtain Poles 25c te 50c each, complete with Fixtures.
Splendid line of Window Shades, Mats and Mattings.
David A. Glenn.
Don't miss it. Goods and Prices
will be sure to interest you.
All $12.50 Men's Suits for
Lot Medium Weights, off.
All $8.00 and $9.00 Suits for
Men's Heavy Ulsters, big value
Lot Men's Suits, worth $3.00, for
Lot Men's Suits, worth $4.00; for
ALL WOOL SUST3. STYLISH PATTERNS. ONLY $4.00
A Complete Line of Youths' and Boys' Suits.
MAIN AND BROADWAY. PHONE 304.
Visitors invi- vi to com-; and
vigor to tne wrio.c oc.r. ai 1 arsios ana icsses are caecicea ?mmmrrKuj. j nics paoeim
.MrtmvAr1 - ir rinATtrTt rftrn omM fhs?m tntA Ituaait. CoMUBMiMflr tiath
if money, $5-00. Seed lcr frcr bcoV
these desirable articles, showing
can have every assistance in
tialvanf zd Iron
House I ron s and
( rnlfn. itoofine,
I inttcriDK and
HOT AIK .'TyACF
A Sl'J.t I A LTV.
my stock before buyinsr elsewhere.
TVy hare stood the fwt of mn.
nd hi e cured tbomaods of
set of Nerrous Diseases, snck
zt itebihty, Duziaess. Sleepless
acu and Varicocele Jttrophy ,&c-,
Tney dear tbe braia. streogthem
the circnlatsOB, make digestion
perfect, and inmart a health
Address, PEAL MEDlCIXE CO- Cltv.and. 0. '
Sale by W. C. HAM AN & CO.
Buy your Overcoats of Glenn.
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