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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., PuDIiSliers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1900.
Vol. XXV No 31
HOTEL FIRE AT
The Gifford, a Three Story
Frame Building, Totally
Four Dead and Many Hurt
Inmates Leaped From
The mo- d --t!
in Pjpiar liiuif
moi'uini' 1 f i t at
:ici ve ti:-'
Four lives are known to ;iu ve b'-n
lost, three persons fatally ir:jur-l anil
seven badly hurt.
There were in the uti-rhlKrhot ol
forty-five guests .in the building, and
the porter, the only person a-Auke in
the holei. was unable to give an
alarm, the smoke and names driving
The fire department was on hand
early, bit they were unable to render
any assistance to the inmates.
The guests of the second and third
floors were caught like rats in a trap.
the fire preventing their escape by the
stairs and they leaped from the second
and third story windows.
One of these, Heck Clark, jumped
and broke his back.
Etta Hargrave leaped from a third'
story window and suffered broken
limbs and internal injuries, which will
cause her death.
One guest, Benjamin Shelby, forced
his wife to leap from a second-story
window and thereby saved her life,
but lost everything they possessed
Mr. Shelby tried to escape by the
tairway, but the smoks and the
ilanee drove him back, and he, too,
sprang from a window. He asserts
that he -saw ten or fifteen persons in
the hallway overcome by smoke. If
this is the case, a dozen or more bod
ies may be found in the ruins.
Many of the guests bad hair-breadth
escapes in their night clothes, losing
everything else. Their hair and eye
brows were singed by the flames.
Numerous feats of heroism are re
corded. As yet it is impossible to
tell just bow many lives were lost.
Quite a number of the guests were
not registered and tbeir names are
unknown. Every room in the house,
45 in number, was occupied. Men are
now at work on the ruins, but it will
piohnbiy be several days before the
complete list of deaths will be obtain
The Gilford House was one of the
oldest hotel in Southeast Missouri
V. I. Norrin was the proprietor. He
and his wife escaped, but lost every
A Km .us I'alnlint
may be worth millions or a h
pumpkin may take first premium, but
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin brings
more joy every day as it becomes
better known and more generally used
for Constipation, Indigestion, Sick
Headache and Stomach Trouble. Get
it at J. Maple Wilson and I. Ben
Those Shooting Stars.
According to the calculations of
astronomers the Leonids, which are
due to make their appearance every
thirty-three years, and which failed to
come in 1899. were billed to appear in
countless millions on Wednesday
night. Interest in the expected dis
play was not confined to the sage and
the say-ant. Young America was
thoroughly aroused. But the Leonids,
controlled by a law higher than that
of man's appeared not. At least they
were not observed here by us and our
interest was equally aroused.
November, as is well known, is the
month of shooting stars. They are
due on the l.'lth and 14th of the month
of each year, and from their central
position in the constellation of the
Lion, are known as the Leonids. They
are a stream of small particles, and
ti:ose seel: in the ordinary years, are
called '.straaglers.'' They jiever
reach the earth, their momen'tun
through space eau.-ing sucn teniae
heat thai tlicy are burned wut by the
time '.hoy have approached within liiry
or sixty miles of the earth. They are
s'u;)pi,s-d to he tho debris cf a comet.
When their orbits intersects the earth's
orbit the display of shooting stars is
tops the (oui;li and
Works off the
Laxative BroaiO-Quinine Tablets
cure a cold in one day. Xo Cure, no
Pay. Price 25 cents.
Hanna Makes a Statement
'The result is more than satisfac
tory. It expresses a continued confi-
deuce in the administration of the'
party, which is certainly gratifying to-1
all Republicans and friends of this I
administration. It assures the con
tinuance of present urnsnerous rnn t
ditions. It is a triumph of the prin
ciples of good government over the
heresk-s of L'ryanism. which is the
product of a combination of eleuieuts
of irresponsibility, inststl.t'ity and :n
comjieteney. Ii r-ti emfthen- the very
founa t. f the uoverr.tTi'-r.t. It
a iH !;
' c:!T?! :i
ur' i.K' tnasroi'.ry
(.! the opposition
I i.ia.ri.o.is of the s
for a til:;e clouded
of t in-;
aim a i
' wiilcii ua for a tiiue clouded bv thi.-r!
n:ctnous or cva-iou misrepivsen-,c:ty was tlierc a inure pamoHC ueiu.ni-
tation. Aboveall.it gives to every j strati vc display in honor of any can
American absolute cr.i?:':d-i,ce in the ! didate or oillecr. cither national, state
irood ii.if'-'me'.l of th- r-eoiile and their
rean:ne-s ana a in lily to protect their
own interests by deciding aright those
gi-eat qui stions which of necessity
come up m a
government bv the
While in the tr.ain our predictions
bxve been liultillcd. I may say that in
many cases our expectations have
been exceeded. As yet final reports
can not, of course, be made, but some
of the states wbkh we consider doubt
ful are surely Republican and same
which we classified as Democratic ane
doubtful, with a possibility of being
Always Make Love
to your wife. Remember she is just
as sweet and dainty now as when you
used to hold her by the hand and
look into her eyes and tell her she
was your only love, your heart's
delight. Half the petulance and dis
tress that makes you so irritable
comes irom tnatgeetion. xou can
ure it by taking Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin. It is guaranteed by I. Ben
Miller and J. Maple Wilson.
He Who Would Criticise.
There are persons in existence who
always pick flaws with the work of
others. No matter what a man does,
whether he i.i-a firmer, a merchant, or
a physician, these mental and soulless
pigmies make some disparaging re
marks about the work he has done.
They do not stop to consider the fact
that he may be doing his work ten
times better than the complainer does
his own, and a thousand times better
than the ffuit-finder could do the same
work. These critics do not do their
complaining in the presence of the man
whom they egotistically suppose they
injure by their brainless twaddle, bu
tney go to some otner person in re
gard to the matter. All humanity is
imperfect and no man's work is so
good but it might be better. None
but the egotistical fool critiscises
every other man's works and holds
his own up as the only perfect con
summation of earthly elTort. No man
has a right to s;eak ill of the work of
another without knowing the existing
circumstances. A fool can criticise
the doings of a wise man and fre
quently does so.
It Cilrdles the (ilobe.
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, Ulcei-s, Felons, Aches,
Pains and all Skin Eruptions. Only
infallible Pile cure. 2iic a box at I.
Sam Jones Sayings.
A man with a fortune and a drunken
son ain't happy.
A man with a loving wife and ten
good children has happiness and
wealth too. But a man with a society
wife and a pug dog well, he ain't got
I like a fast horse, but, O, Lord!
give me a slow woman.
Don't give me the theology and bot
any. 1 despise theology. I want
religion and flowers.
I value more the way a man does
than the way he believes.
I don't doubt that some preachers
are so good that they ai-e good for
nothings: and don't doubt that the
Lord has called some preachers just
to keep t'leni out of devilment.
A lir.-t-ci:iss preacher should ie a
mixture between a billy goat and a
mule, lie cot! id butt v.'ilii oneenu ai'd
kick with the other.
l:itv.-n to Atoms.
Thi old iiiea that the body sorv
times needs a powerful, drastic, purga
tive pill has been exploped: for De.
King's Xew Life Pills, which are per
fectly harmless, gently stimulate liver
and bowels to expel poisonous matter,
cleanse the system and absolutely
cure Constipation and Sick Headache.
Only 25 cants at I. Ben Miller's drug
E. W. FLENTGE.
Big Demonstration at Hisjfive hundred dollars. Money and '
Residence on Sprigg ' bnk h3 9re Pui"P the hands !
r ; of a stake holder. The election over, !
Street. j Shorb lost and instead of paying be;
hired a lawyer and notified the stake ,
1 orch Light 1 rocession
N". r U.-fore in th- history of oar
1 or county, than the ovation tendered
our leuow-tovuiMiian. .Mr. r.. v .
F.er.tge. collector of Cape Girardeau
county, on Monday night at his res
dence on Sprigg street. Mr. Flentge
was 'ut in the w. stern part of the
county collecting taxes and was una
ware of the preparations of his friends.
However, he was 'phoned that his
presence was requested here on a mat
ter of business, and he came home.
never once suspecting tne truth.
OThe boys met at Oberheide's, on
Broadwav. and as the town clock
ticked the hour of nine, the order to
fall int line was immediately respond
ed to by about two hundred enthusi
astic young men, accompanied by
three score or more of torch bearers,
while at the head of the procession
Blue's Military Band discoursed some
choice march music as the procession,
gaily and light-hearted, trod up
Broadway and then down Sprigg, oc
casionally disturbing the sweet slum
bers of the nieht air with "Three
cheers for Flentge"'
This body of patriotic citizens
marched to the front of Mr. Flentge's
residence, where they gave vent to
their enthusiasm by ioud cries of
"Flentge!" "McKinley !" aad 'Roose-
velt!' Those cries echoed and re
echoed far and near. They came from
the lips of two hundred and more pa
triots, and it could bo plainly seen
that Mr. -Flentge, who stood upon the
terrace in frost of his residence, was
After the band had played a selec
tion, Charley Daues, to whom we
might rightly affix the appellation,
"The boy orator of the Cape," mount
ed the stone steps, and, standing as it
were upon a pedestal, with naught but
the canopy of heaven as a covering,
and Venus -smiling sweetly down upon
the scene, delivered the congratula
tions of the multitude which swarmed
iu the street, and in words which fell
upon the ears of his listeners as ro
mantic and fascinating as the bubble,
bubble, of a mountain stream as it
leaps from rock to rock, kissing the
moss-covered banks on it- -light to
Mr. Flentge then stepped forward
and was greeted with three mighty
cheers. For a moment he gazed upon
that crowd, a tear mounted his cheek.
"Boys, I'm too full for utterance."
Some of them misconstrued the mean
ing and there was another cheer. Mr.
Flentge then went ou and thanked
them from the bottom of his heart.
'Boys, it is impossible for me to ad
dress you as this demonstration has
so touched me that I cannot in words
express my heartfelt thanks and ap
preciation, but my doors are open-
The crowd did not need a second in
vitation. They entered, and found
within that little bouse the true hospi
tality of an American citizen.
Refreshments were brought forth in
short order, and Mrs. Flentge, the
fair hostess, assisted by her neighbors
placed before the visitors iunches and
delicacies which could not have been
The house and terrace were crowded
and speech-making prevailed.
Two orchestras and mandolin clubs
and two quartettes furnished plenty
of amusement inside, while a brass
baud and a drum corps did full jus
tice in tire vard.
The visitors were all rovaily treat
ed an-.! They will ever ivmcm'oer the
i"-appy :)ou;v thi-y spent at Mr. Flentiro's
home, whiie Mr. Fientge in return can
well t-ei jroud of this demonstration.
it was ueve:- b..-firj equaled in tiiis
civ or county.
Notice to ioeU holder.
, Net:---- is hereby given that annual '
meeting of Stockholders of the Cape
Girardeau and Jack-on Gravel Road
; Company in the city of Cape Cirar
; deau, Mo., on the s -eor.u Monday ill ;
' December. i'.MI, ( p.ith I at two o'eioek
; p. in- The polls will be open from two j
j to three p. m. j
Loris Kkuegee, Sec'y.
: T. J. Sborb Repudiates His Election Bets.
J T. J. Shorb was the freshest Demo- !
' crat in town before the election. He
j was offering ail kinds of. bets and he ;
found takers to the tune of four or
holder not to pay. It was cheaper to
hire a iawrer than to pay his election
Suicides and llomiciJcs.
Surgeon-General Sternberg has pre
pared statistics making a comparison
of cases of suicides and homicides
which occurred in the army daring
the years of 198 and 1S99, compared
with the ten years between 1? and
lSilT. It shows that there were rela
tively fewer homicides during thoe
two years than during the previous
decade The average number of
suicides per year in an army of 27,110
for the 10 years was 1". Tho ratio per
1000 was 63 per cent. Ths strength of
the army in 1898 is given at 147,795,
the average number of suicides 38, and
the percentage per 1000 .26. The
strength of the army in 1890 is given
at 105,546, and the number of suicides
at 30; ratio per 1000, .28 per cent
During the 10 years from 1888 to
1898 the homicides are given at 5.5 per
cent, and the ratio per 1000, .20 per
cent For 1898 the number of hoai-
cide at 19, and the ratio per 1000, .13
per cent; for 1899, the number of homi-
ctdes at 23, and the ratio per 1000 .22
A Deep MyoterT.
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 such troubles. "I suffered for
years with kidney trouble," writes
Mrs Pbebe Cherley, of Patterson, la.,
and a lame back painod me so I
could not dress myself, and, although
3 years old, I now am able to do all
my housework. " It overcomes Con
stipation, improves Appetite, gives
perfect health. Only 50c at I. Ben
Miller's drug store.
An Ingalls Ceo.
Papers are now printing gems from
the tongue and pen of the late John
Ingalls. The following is from his
oration at the grave of the late Con
gressman James N. Burns:
"In the democracy of the dead, all
men, at last, are equal. There is
neither rank, nor station, cor prerog.
ative, in the republic of the grave.
At this fatal threshold, tho philoso
pher ceases to be wise, and the song
of the poet is silent Dives relin
quishes his millions, and Lazarus his
rags The poor ma n is as rich as the
richest, and the rich man as poor as
the ,auper. The creditor loses his
usury, and the debtor is acquitted or
bis obligation. There, the proud
man surrenders his dignity, the pol
itician his honors, the worldling his
pleasures, the invalid needs no phy
sician, aud the laborer rests from his
unrevuited toil. Here, at last, is
nature's final "decree of equity. The
wrongs of time are redressed, injus
tice is expiated, the irony of fate is
refuted, the unequal distribution of
wealth, honor, capacity, pleasure and
opportunity, which makes life so cruel
and inexplicable a tragedy, ceases
in the realm of death. The strongest
there has no supremacy, and the weak
est needs no defense. The mighty cap
tain succumbs to the invincible adver
sary, who disarms alike the victor and
Be Dld't Care.
Housewife My dear. I see a two
column article in the Sunday paper
about how even flour is being adulter
ated. Husband Well, I don't care, ner
need you. We can't git nothin' wrong
with our stumick if we take Dr. Cald
well's Syrup Pepsin.
All druggists sell it. or see I
Miller and J. Maple Wilson.
Jesse James Dead.
e James, died at her home
in Kansas City Tuesday niornin
b'-inr 11. for about ten montils. lhel
iv.nain- will be taken to Kearney inj
Clay county, the old home of the
.lame family, and where Jesse James ;
Mrs. James was a romnrkably quiet ;
woman and one who led a christian
life in her home and who set a good
example to her children.
Jesse James, Jr, the ouly son of the .
bandit, is in business in Kansas City.
F-astman's Kodaks at I.
UmAl I LJniXu
Sends a Note to His Wife in
Which He Threatens to
vvnu.ii iic nutaitio l
,.T T1 ..ittwith the heresies and vagaries of
, He IS a bon Of t. V . KUSSell popuijsn)) repels conservative voters,.
and Is Well Known in
K. B. liussell. son of E. -W. Rus
sell of Jackson, and at one tima eni
oloved in this citv. has disappeared
from his home in St. Louis.
Ue left his home, which is at 1237
Euclid avenue, last Saturday, and the
search which has been carried on by
the police and friends of the young
man has as yet brought nothing satis
factory to light.
On Monday morning the following
letter was received by his wife, post
marked St. Louts:
November 12, 1900.
"My Dear Wife and Baby: You
will never know how I have suffered
from the sins of this world. No sane
man ever took his own life. I am not
crazy for the want of brain, but I have
crooked them with whisky. My trouble
is drink and gambling. Ywu will find
that I have lost everything- my fingers
fell -on. Brother does not owe me
anything. Make a good pure woman
out of Coda. Write or telegraph
Marion Cully. Be will lend you aid
I have not a job; lied to you all the
time. You will find I borrowed money
on both ipolicies, but you will get tho
bulk of both. I have chosen the wa
ter route, for then my body will not
have to be buried. I took the Suburb
an .this afternoon. Good bye, my
darling, forever. Yours,
Mrs. Russell is almost prostrated
by his disappearance and the receipt
of the foregoing letter. She stated
that when he told her good-bye Satur
day, he came back and kissed their
baby twice and took two of her pic
tures with him.
He had been despondent because he
was out of employment for two months
and was in very poor health.
He had led his wife to believe that
he was doing relief work at different
drug stores, and told her he was going
to work Saturday night at the Laclede
Hotel drug store, but investigation
disclosed the fact that he had not been
Mrs. Russell is a sister to Mrs. Ru
dolph Bahn. of this city.
Mr. Russell has many warm friends
here who will be grieved to learn of
the youn-r man's untimely fate, for
there is no doubt but what he is be
yut.d all worldly trouble.
We offer One Hundred Dollars
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. Cheney Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations
made by their first.
West A Trcax, Wholesale Druggist,
Waldinq Kinnan a 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 78c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Stone Lost Heavily.
It is freely whispered that ex-Gov.
W. J. Stone, chairman of the National
Democratic Committee, lost the snug
sum of SlIiO.OOO in election bets. On
the assurance of Tammany Dick that
iMcKinley's plurality could not possi
j bly exceed 100,(100 in the State of New
i York, the Missourian is understood
i to have placed all his own ready cash
aud a lot that his friends had entrust
ed to him for betticir puriiose. When
the returns showed nearly I-VMWOini
:'ne Stat-j for McKinley and lioose
veit. Mr. Stone was so thoroughly
........ .im.j as to he mado aimojit ill.
'71" Breaks up Cola.
The prompt use of Dr. Humphreys'
pecitic l,77" breaks up colds that
"hang on." All druggist, 20c.
Humphreys' Medicine Co., Corner
William & John Sts., N. Y.
Re-Orzanizatioa of tbo Democratic Party.
I Congressman T. C. Catchingt, of
Mississippi, when asken to express
! orgnization of the Democratic party
j for their struggle in 1894, has this to
"Drop free silver, which has twice
been overwhelmingly repudiated by
the American people, who do not want
it and will not have it. Drop fusion
ism, which degrades the party, taints
land forces the party, in order to effect .
fusion, either to modify or lay aside
: true Democratic principles.
j Drop the cry of government b- in-
- 1 j"nttion- It never had any foucuation.
- jand can have non under ou- system
Kv-UIct. Jt s incorporated
in the platform of lS'.K! solely to gratify
Altqeld. who was angered .with Mr.
Cleveland upon his assurance that he
would carry Illinois for the Demo
cratic party. It was unfortunately re
peated in 1900. Altgelt has been re
pudiated by the people twice and his .
plank should follow him, in aoeord--ance
with the pro vurb that the tail
should always go with the hide.
Drop the cry of imperialism and
millitarism, for nobody can be made,
to believe that the American people,
will ever tolerate or submit to either.
Drop all discussion as to what we
should do with the Philippines until
peace has been restored and the
sovereignity of this government recog
nized. When that has been effected
we can retain them or sail away, as
we may see best for the interest of tho
Drop the constant appeal to tho
passions and prejudices of the idle
and disconted, and appeal to the judg
ment of the thoughtful, conservative
and patriotic masses, for they will
always be in the majority and will
therefore always controL"
If the party would adopt tho sug
gestions as given by Congressman
Catching the Republicans would have
to keep ;vl eye open for the Democrats
would undoubtedly make an effort to
steal the Philadelphia platform.
The World's Fair amendmentor
thorizing the issuance of $5,000,000 In
bonds by the city of St. Louis and ibe
appropriation of 11,000,000 by the
State for Missouri's exhibit at the
Fair, were passed by a large majori
ty. So far reported not a county vot
ed against either proposition. It is
an indication of the progressive spirit
of the people of Missouri, and insures
the success of this project that means
so much to the State. Missouri's re
sources have never been properly ex
ploited. Orators have spoken of the
Empire State, and newspapers have
boasted that her peoplt could live in
independent of the woiUl. Never,
however, has there been an exhibition
of the varied products of the common
wealth that tven aproxima'es their
The Woi Id's Fair in 1903 will ena
ble MissourUns to show the world that
the premier state in the sisterhood is
the one in which they live. Forest
river, field and cavern will contribute
to give evidence of the wonderful
wealth-producing capacity and attest
the greatness of Missouri. The peo
ple of the State appreciate what such
an exposition brings and the opportu
nity it givos foryertisement Thou
sands will see thaghich is indigenous
to the land of Missouri and wonder
what manner of clime produces such
results. The stqUel will be immigra
tion, investment of health and conse
quent advancement Jjtferson City
TO CUKE A C OLD IN ONE AT. -
Take Laxative BromoQuinine Tablets.;
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. F W. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 25c. i
Another Gift From Carnegie.
Andrew Carnegie, it is stated on un
questionable authority, has another i
surprise for Pittsburg, involving thew
the expenditure of several million or
dollars. His purpose is said to be
tne establishment of j. polvtecnic
school for the instruction of practical
mechanics in the iadustri rciei.--.
"fhe amount of money v.-Ti V :s s.iid
wiil be ypent by M r. Cai ie in f .ind-
mg an.: endowing the scnool is o,
Ihhi. I;-tails of the proposition are
expected to be made known at au ear
A largo and elegar.t assortment, of
talking hats, the nobbiest of the nob
by, at Mrs. Tobler's.
Houses for sale by Henry A. Astolz.
Berry & Sander Stock at great bar
gains. Glenn's store.