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King: Victor Emanuel of Italy cele
brated his birthday anniversary, on
the 11th, by signing a decree pardon
lag many prisoners.
Eenhor Cabrera Malo, Venezuelat
minister of the interior, was fired on
by an unknown man, on the 12th, re
ceiving a slight wound.
Miss Mira Hirschey, daughter of the
late millionaire lumberman, Benj.
Hirschey, on the 8th, purchased
ground at Muscatine, la., for the site
of a public hospital which she will
erect and donate to the city.
Cyrus G. Xeeley, aged 54, died unex
pectedly in the eastern Indiana hospi
tal for insane at Richmond on the
11th. The deceased was a brother to
Charles F. Keelcy, the Cuban post of
fice agent now in jail in New York.
An undated dispatch from Pretoria,
aays Gen. De Wet has been wounded
in the leg in a light with the troops
of Gen. Knox at Rensburg Drift. Ac
cording to native reports, the Boer
commander narrowly escaped capture.
A Montreal dispatch says that it is
likely Sir Wilfred Laurier will recom
mend Sir Charles Tupper, the retired
conservative, for a peerage, for his
work in bringing about the confedera
tion of Canada and the introduction
of free schools.
According to the annuel report of
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Will
iam A. Jones, the total expenditure
by the government on account of the
Indian service from March 4, 1789, up
to and including July 30, 1900, has
The National Irrigation congress is
to meet in Chicago, on the 21st, for a
four days session. Some of the most
prominent men of the country have
been secured for addresses on irriga
tion and forestry, including a number
of western United States senators and
members of congress.
Captain of the Port Young has
asked the government to refuse any
and all proposals looking to the re
moval of the wreck of the United
States battleship Maine from the har- j
bor of Havana by explosives. The
work will probably be accomplished
by the aid of a cofferdam.
An exhibition of 150 photographs,
taken by American women amateurs,
was opened in St. Petersburgh, on the
7th, and proved a revelation to the
Russian photographers. The collec
tion was loaned by Miss Johnstone, its
owner. The photographs were first
sent to Moscow from Paris.
The government is making extensive
Arrangements for the Cuban exhibit
in the forthcoming Pan-American ex
position at Buffalo. Grounds have
been secured there, on which will be !
erected typical Cuban colonial build
ings, and $10,000 will be appropriated
tn furtherance of the plans.
The gymnasium of Notre Dame
university at South Bend, Ind., one of
the largest and best equipped college
gymnasiums in the world, was burned
on the 9th. Loss, $20,000; fully in
sured. While the flames were doing
their work of destruction the direc
tors held a meeting, and decided to
The reformer, Szki-Nu (the leading
man in the anti-dynastic party or
ganized by Sun Yat Sen), who was
sentenced to death in connection with
the recent yamen explosion at Can
ton, was repeatedly torturad, in order
to extort a confession from him, but
he refused to make a statement in re
gard to the explosion.
Gen. Sir Redvers Buller, on the Dun-
vegan Castle, from Cape Town,
reached the quay at Southampton, on
the 8th. He was greeted by Lord
Wolseley and his staff as well as by
an immense assembly of townspeople.
At night he attended the mayoral ban
quet, the first of a long series of func
tions planned in his honor.
"Mr. Charles T. Yerkes," says tht
London Daily Express, "has a scheme
to radiate electric railways for long
distances north of London, and to
build low-rent dwellings for work
men in order to remedy overcrowd
ing. He is also interested in the moot
ed scheme of a ship canal between
Southampton and London."
Prof. Pickering, of Harvard univeri
sity, has begun the erection of an ob
servatory at Woodlawn, near Mande
rille, Jamaica, for his colossal tele
scope. He hopes to take observations
of the planet Eros, early in December,
and will, subsequently, undertake ob
servations of the moon and Mars. Im
portant results are expected.
Vernando Kempf, better known as
"The Kentuckian," presumably the;
ringleader in the riot at Akron, O., on
the night of August 22, pleaded guilty,
ou the 12th, to the charge of shoot
ing to kill. Kempf had previously I
made a written confession of the pari
he had taken in the riot. James Bran
nan, a rioter, also pleaded guilty to
the charge of burglary.
Surrendered burghers assert that
Mr. Steyn, after a council of war with
Gen. Botha and Gen. DeLary, ad
dressed the burghers with great pas
sion, urging them to continue the
war. He told them that he was going
south and hoped to return with 5,00
men. He assured them that he knew .
the Germany had delivered an ulti- i
matum to Great Britain demanding !
the retrocession of the republics. i
NEWS IX BBIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
On the 9th R. G. Dun & Co. report
ed: "Failures for the week were 201
in the United States, against 157 last
year, and 18 in Canada, against 23 last
The statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund, exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the di
vision of redemption, issued on the
9th, showed: Available cash balance,
$139,081,092; gold, $94,160,361.
Later details oft the loss of the
steam collier City of Vienna, which
sank in the English channel Thursday,
while bound from Swansea to Rotter
dam, after a collision with an un
known vessel, show that 19 of her
crew were drowned.
Gordon Culver, chief clerk for
Superintendent S. M. Braden of the
Northwestern road at Mason City, la.,
shot his right arm off near the shoul
der, on the 11th, while on a hunting
trip at Worthington, Minn. In pull
ing his gun out of the boat it was
An open switch caused the north
bound Missouri Pacific train to take
a siding in the yards at Leavenworth,
Kas., on the 11th, and to collide with
a switch engine. The application of
the air brakes checked the speed, but
several passengers were injured.
Eight persons were killed and 15
wounded in a collision between a
Paris suburban train and an express
at Choisey Le Roi, on the 11th. The
wreck was complete and the line was
blockaded for hours.
Thomas Owens, city attorney of
Muskogee, I. T., shot and mortally
wounded Noah Watts, on the 11th, two
bullets taking effect in the breast.
Both are young men. Owens claims
Spanish government troops have
captured a band of 50 Carlists near
Villa Franca del Panades, 25 miles
west of Barcelona. They also seized'
a quantity of arms and ammunition.
A Missouri Pacific east-bound pas-;
senger train ran into an open switch
at Sugar City, Col., on the 11th, crash-
ing into an engine and caboose of a'
work train on a siding. The engi-'
neers and firemen of both trains and'
several passengers were injured.
The returns of the election in Mis-:
souri, still incomplete, as to a few.
counties, up to the morning of the
12th, show a plurality for the Bryan'
electors of 32,339, and for Dockery,'
for governor, of 29,102. The full ofli-J
cial count will not materially change!
The funeral of Prince Christian Vic
tor, a grandson of Queen Victoria,
who died of enteric fever, took place
at Pretoria on the 11th. Minute guns
were fired during the funeral. The
route from the Yeomanry hospital
was lined with a guard of honor.
Rev. Dr. Parkhurst, of New York,
is interesting capitalists in the estab
lishment of a newspaper an ideal
journal that no party can buy and no
interest intimidate printing all the
great news of the world, and telling
the whole truth regardless of friends
The car sheds and electric plant of
the Norfolk Railway and Lightning
Co., in Huntersville, a suburb of Nor
fork, Va., were totally destroyed by
Bre on the 11th. Fifty-two cars and
the electrical machinery were de
stroyed. The loss was $150,000; cov
ered by insurance.
The coast-defense monitor Arkan
sas was successfully launched at New
port News, Va., on the 10th. Gov.
Jones of Arkansas was among the in
vited guests, and the vessel was chris
tened by Miss Bobbie Newton Jones,
laughter of the governor.
By the foundering of the little side
wheel steamer City of Monticello. in
the Bay of Fundy, off Yarmouth
(Nova Scotia) light, on the 10th, 40
persons all on board but four per
ished. Twenty-five bodies have been
As the result of an official investi
gation it has been discovered that il
legal warrants for more than $194,000
have been issued in the Cherokee na
tion. The fraudulent warrants were
made out on blanks stolen from the
Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching
are quoted as saying that the de
mands of the powers for the punish
ment of Prince Tuan and the witB
drawal from power of the empress
dowager are too humiliating to be ac
cepted by the Chinese.
Oscar Weincke, 40 years old, who
for 12 years has been in the employ
of Whitall, Tatum & Co., at 46 Bar
clay street, New York city, as assist
ant cashier, has disappeared, and
from the strenuous efforts of detec
tives to find him it is assumed there is
Robert Bostock, purchasing agent
for a lumber company in the neigh
borhood of Matewan, W. Va., re
turned to his home in Pike county,
Ky., on the night of the 10th, and,
finding Rev. John Holden.of Matewan,
making a "pastoral call" on Mrs. Bos
tock, put a Winchester bullet in
his anatomy. Holden will probably
"Barley King," Henry J. O'Neill,
who gained fame through his daring
speculations in barley in all the cereal
markets of the world, was discharged
of debts amounting to almost $500,000
by order of Judge Kohlsaat, in the
United States district court at Chica
go on the 12th.
A number of persons claiming to be
American citizens have submitted to
the state department claims against
the Boers for the destruction of their
properties and injuries to their busi
ness in the late Transvaal Republic
and Orange Free State. No decisions
have been arrived at as to what dis
position shall be made of these cases.
At a meeting of the Swansea Har
bor trust in London, on the 12th, Sir
John Jones Jenkins, chairman of tht
Swansea metal exchange, said that the
importation of American steel btra
threatened the extinction of the local
steel industry, and that the trust
would lose the large revenue now de
rived from the importation of iron
The British parliament will assem
ble, December 3, to vote the expenses
of the war in South Africa, which are
now expected to amount to fully
100,000,000. Before Christmas an
adjournment will be taken until the
end of January.
President McKinley has sent a life
saving medal to the Danish sailor Ole
Olsen, who saved two members of the
crew of an American schooner.
Adam Paulsen, director of the Me
teorological institute of Copenhagen,
will soon start for North Finland U
study the aurora borealis.
It is officially announced that thi
prinee and princess of Wales intend tQ
visit Belfast next April.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Since the discontinuance of the mil
itary departments of Cuba, the form
er Department of Eastern Cuba has
been created a district and called the
District of Santiago, with Col. Samuel
M. Whiteside, Tenth cavalry, in com
mand, with headquarters at Santiago.
The officers and clerks of the former
Department of Eastern Cuba are con
The United States ambassador to
France, Gen. Horace Porter, left Paris,
on the 13th, on a vacation. He will
be absent about seven weeks, and will
spend the time mostly in the southern
part of Spain. Henry Vignaud, secre
tary of the United States embassy,
will be charge d'affaires ad interim.
Max J. Lasar, the diamond smug
gler, pleaded guilty in the United
States court at Buffalo, N. Y., on the
13th. He was fined 500 and sent to
the Erie countj- jail for six months.
He smuggled diamonds which were
sold a few days ago for $31,000.
A report is current in Hazleton, Pa.,
that negotiations are on for the sale
of all collieries and washeries of the
region owned by individual operators,
and that the Lehigh Valley and Penn
sylvania railroad companies are the
At a cabinet meeting at the White
House, on the 13th, President McKin
ley announced clearly and forcefully
to the members his desire that they
should all remain with him during
the four years of his coming adminis
tration. A judgment of ouster against Mount
Hope college at Rogers, was given by
the Ohio supreme court, on the 13th,
and the college loses its charter. The
ground upon which it was asked was
that the college had been selling di
plomas. Thomas Hubbard Caswell, a pioneer
of 1848, who was prominently identi
fied with the early history of Cali
fornia, and the most exalted mason,
in point of rank, in the world, died at
his residence in San Francisco on the
The Freedmans' Aid and Southern
Educational society met at Newark,
N. JM on the 13th, with Bishop Edward
G. Andrews presiding. A number of
appropriations for acadamies for col
ored people were made.
At Fruit Cave, Fla on the 13th, Al
bert Houston decapitated Dorman
Fatio with a knife. They quarreled
over 40 cents. Houston was arrested.
CURRENT NEWS H0T2S.
The losses by the Biloxi (Miss.) fin
are placed of fully $650,000.
Miss Florence Farrington, a Salva
tion army worker of St. Louis, has
been ordered to California.
A folding bed closed up on Walter
Meyer, at St. Louis, and his fathei
rescued him, after he.had become un
conscious. Merchants from all sections of the
country will meet in St. Louis to dis
cuss changes in interstate commerce
Walter Buechel, son of Robert
Buechel, a St. Louis musician, was
drowned in the Mississippi river.
Rosslyn Ferrel, who was convicted,
at Marysville.O., of the murder of Ex
press Messenger Lane, August 10 last,
has been sentenced to be electrocuted
March 1 next.
F. M. Smith, aged 69 years, was
hanged at Nacogdoches, Tex., for the
murder of his kinswoman, Mrs. Va
ters, in July last.
The returus of the election, almost
complete for Oklahoma territory.give
Delegate Flynn (rep.) a majority of
The motormen of Pensacola, Fla.,
have wen their strike and have re
turned to work. The company grant
ed them permission to sit on stools.
The Colombian rebels are pushing
the government hard. Several defeats
have been sustained by government
forces in engagements with the lib
erals. Unofficial returns from the counties
of Georgia show that Bryan's majori
ty will be approximately 46,000. Nine
counties went republican.
A clerk who worked with Cornelius
Alvord in the First national bank of
New York, testified that he saw the
accused man changed the clearing
McKinley's majority over Bryan in
Washington is now reported to be 9,
788, while Rogers, democratic for gov
ernor, is elected by a majority of 3,
226. A passenger and freight train on
the Southern railway collided at
Hodges station, Tenn. The engineer
was killed and three main clerks were
The official canvass of the vote of
the Fifteenth congressional district
of Hiinois elects J. Ross Mickey (dem.)
by 268 plurality. This makes the con
gressional delegation. 11 to 11,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Mr. Sweeny's Experience In St. Lonia.
Says a St. Louis paper: H. A.
Sweeny, of Van Buren, was drugged
with knockout drops in a saloon, the
location of which he can not remem
ber, and robbed of $1,240.
(Sweeny is the superintendent of the
Missouri Land. Lumber and Mining Co. at
Van Buren, says the above authority, and
desiring to purchase a farm near Iron
dale, he placed $1,260 in his pocket and
started for Ironriale. Unfortunately for
him the train which he boarded was a
through train, and did not stop until it
reached St. Louis. When he arrived there
he was afraid of being robbed, and de
posited his money with a saloon keeper.
In the morning Sweeny went to the sa
loon and got his money. While standing
at the bar a man dressed as a farmer ap
proached and claimed acquaintance.
After several drinks the newcomer pro
posed that they go out anrt see the town,
bweeny agreed, and they started. They
went to a saloon, and there the stranger
ordered cocktails. Sweeny partook of one,
and a few minutes later became uncon
scious, knockout drops having been ad
ministered. It was noon when he re
gained consciousness and found himself in
the rear room of the saloon. He felt for
his wallet and found it in his pocket.
Then he made his way out of the place.
A few minutes later, when he needed
some money, he reached for his wallet,
and found that the roll of money had been
taken and a wad of paper substituted. He
had $20 in another pocket which the con
fidence man failed to secure. He also
had notes and papers valued at $10,000 in
the wallet, but these the confidence man
did not molest, evidently fearing detec
tion. The matter was reported to the po
lice. Recent Deaths.
Mrs. Susan A. King, aged 60 years
and 24 days, in Mexico, at the home
of her son, C. A. King, traveling
freight agent of the Chicago & Alton
railroad, of quick consumption and
Mrs. Mary Valle La Grave, aged 84,
a member of one of the pioneer fami
lies of Missouri, after a long illness,
at the home of her son, E. A. La
Grace, No. 3707 Page boulevard. In
terment at Ste. Genevieve. Mrs. La
Grave, whose maiden name was Mary
Valle, was a member of the old Valle
family of Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis.
Judge Henry A. Clover, in St. Louis,
in his seventy-seventh year. He was
one of the best-known members of
the bar in St. Louis. He had been a
resident of the city 56 years, and his
record for public and professional
service was of an exceptionally high
character. He honored the judicial
and legislative positions to which he
was elected, and in his private prac
tice was one of the ablest lawyers in
the city. St. Louis will remember him
as one, of its strong men for half a
Divorced Wife's Testimony.
Adolph Kodat, who was convicted
by the St. Louis circuit court of as
sault with intent to kill Mrs. Jose
phine Kretsch, was returned to the
St. Louis jail the other day from the
Jefferson City penitentiary, where he
had served nine months of his two
years' sentence. Kodat was granted a
new trial by Chief Justice Gantt of
division No. 2 of the supreme court,
in an important ruling on the com
retency of a divorced woman to ap
pear in court and testify against the
man from whom she had been di
vorced. The defendant was convicted
of the assault on Mrs. Kretsch on the
testimony of his divorced wife. The
supreme court holds that a divorced
woman is not a competent witness
against her husband in a case that
originated while the marriage con
tract existed, and consequently re
versed and remanded the case.
Gambler Killed by a Policeman.
Tom Smith, a notorious gambler,
was shot and instantly killed by Po
liceman C. S. Scott in Kansas City.
Smith accused the officer of having
given the newspapers a story about a
row he had in a gambling house some
time ago. He followed Scott into the
Delmonico and picked a fight. He
took Scott's club away from him and
was in the act of striking him when
the shot was fired. It is believed that
this will tend to intensify the crusade
against gambling that has been going
on in Kansas City for several months.
The Result In St. Loala.
The election in St. Louis resulted
in McKinley carrying the city by 1,
897 over Bryan. Flory has 4,285 over
Dockery. The democrats elected theii
entire city ticket, with possibly on-'
exception. The republicans elected
1 state senator and 8 members of the
house, and the democrats 2 state sen
ators and 7 members of thit
house. The republicans secured two
congressmen and the democrats one.
Doing- Well tn Porto Rico.
Frederick L. CornwelL formely of
St. Louis, is the first American elected
to important office in Porto Rico. A
cablegram from San Juan states that
he was elected to a seat in the house
of delegates of the island, and that he
was the only American thus honored
by the natives.
Death Come Suddenly.
Thomas J. Shands, veteran river
man and a resident of Old Orchard,
St. Louis county, dropped dead while
on the way from his home to the rail
THE VOTE IN MISSOURI. J JOHW MILLER,
Betnraa Show That Bryan's rinralltr in
the Neighborhood of 3S.OOO
and Dockery's 29,000.
The following returns have been re
ceived from Missouri. The official re
turns, it is believed, will not materials
ly change the figures:
Atchison .... ...
Barton .... .....
Boone ...... .....
i t ape Girardeau.
Daviess ...... ....
Dunklin .... .....
Gasconade .. ....
Johnson .... .
LaHede ...... ....
Lafayette .... ....
Madison .... .....
City of St. Louis.
IMPORTANT TARIFF CASES.
Finger Naila are Polsoaoas.
Wm. Grady, aged 44, of 901 Morgan
street, St. Louis, probably will go
blind as result of scratching the pupil
of his right eye with his finger nail.
Dockery Goes Haatlaa;.
Gov.-elect Dockery is in south Mis
souri to spend several weeks on it
hunting trip, to recuperate from the
arduous work of the campaign.
Far Bla Beat Girl's Sake.
Frank Beebe, aged 16, St. Louis,
will go to the reform school for steal
ing' $125 from father. He wanted
money to spend on his best girl.
Accidentally Klllea Rli Father.
William Newby, who lives two miles
conth of Purely, accidentally shot and
killed his father. He was handling a
revolver and discharged it.
Argameat la the Porto Rico and
Philippine Cases Postponed by the
Supreme Conrt to December IT.
Washington, ?ov. 13. The United
. States supreme court yesterday post
' poned the argument in what are
t known as the Porto Rico and Phillip-
pine cases, until December 17. me
cases are entitled, in one instance, "J.
H. Goctz vs. the United States," which
involves the right to collect a duty on
goods imported from Porto Rico into
the United States, after the peace
treaty with Spain went into effect,
and the other, "Fourteen Diamond
Rings vs. the United States."
In this latter case Emil J. Pepke, 3
United States soldier, is the claimant
of the rings, and he is accused of
smuggling them into the United
States from the Philippine islands.
The postponement was made at the
instance of Att'y.-Gen. Briggs, and the
object is to have other cases involv
ing cognate questions now pending in
the United Statescircuitcourts argued
in the supreme court together with
these two cases. In their broader sig
nificance these cases involve the ques
tion whether Porto Rfco and the Phil
ippines are part of the United States,
and are, as such, entitled to free com
mercial intercourse with it.
American Claim Against Boera.
Washington, Nov. 13. A number of
persons claiming to be American citi
zens have submitted to the state de
partment claims against the Boers for
the destruction of their properties
and injuries to their business in the
late South African republic and Or
ange Free State. No decisions have
been arrived at as to what disposition
shall be made of these cases.
Sir Charles Tapper for a Peerage.
Halifax, N. S., Nov. 13. A Montreal
dispatch says that it is likely Sir Wil
fried Lanrier will recommend Sir
Charles Tupper, the retired conserva
tive, for a peerage, for his work in
bringing about the confederation of
Canada and for the introduction of
Rlee Iaoaest Adjoarned.
New York, Nov. 13. The inquest in
to the death of Wm. M. Rice, the
Texas millionaire, has been indefinite
ly adjourned at the request of Assist
ant District Attorney Osborne.
DEALER IN FWE BRANDS OP
fyFinest saloon in the tity. Snecial atten
tion to the juz trade. Fresh Cape Beer always
kept on tap.
R. F. WICHTERICH,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in Coerrer's Drugstore
Phone: Office No. L Residence No. 25L.
ryCalls by night or day promptly sti ended tav
BIG BARGAINS AT
II. A. LEHER'S
Stoves and Tinware.
Largest and Cheapest House in South
Roofing and Guttering
Broadway, CAPE GIRARDE AU.Ma.
SUMMERS & HERB ST,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
Fine Wines, Whiskies and Cigars.
ryTfie Celebrated Cape Beer always fresh on
ROBERT G. RANNEY,
Justice ol tie Peace
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
prOFFICE OVER POST OFFICE.
When You Come
to the Cape Stop at
Beat European Hotel
and Restaurant In tne
All kinds of Game Fish and the
earliest game market in the city.
OYSTERS IN SEASON A SPECIALTY.
The best meal la the city served to order.
M. A. SCOTT. Prapriete.
ON YOUR TEETH IS WORSE
THAN WASTED .
Unless the work i
are NECEKNAKY to
yoar haalth aat bap
plaeae. and waea oat
of ropalr are well worth tha tmm at a
Marshall L Shel ton, D.D.S.,
STCRUITAKT BANK BtTlLDING,
Is permanently located in Cape Girar
deau. Bis skill is nndispnted and his
office is the best equipped in southeast
JOHN McGINNIS. Proprietor.
Dealer tn line
LIQUORS, WINES AND CIGARS.
C. LINDEMANN & SON,
OF ALL KINDS.
White and yellow pine, poplar, cy
press, oak, gum, walnut, ash and cher
ry. Also flooring- and ceiling- all
grades. Finishing lumber, laths,
shingles, mouldings, window and door
casings. Window and door frames, all
sizes, made to order on short notice.
Delivered anywhere inside of city limits.
Spanish Street, CAFE GIKAKDEAD, HO.
M. E. LEMING,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in Bought
CYPRESS. OAK AND GUM
Cypress Lath and Shingles.
Kill and yard wrath of railioad shona l aPSk
etBABPKaP. MO. '