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B. H. AMAHS. Pnbltobnr.
' CAPE GIRARDEAU. : MISSOURI
The house committee to investigate
Alleged hazing of Cadet Booz at West
Point expect, to begin its inquiry at
West Point during the holidays.
In the Porto Rico house of dele
gates, on the 17th, Mr. Descartes in
troduced a bill granting unrestricted
suffrage to women on the same terms
The Scotch iron and steel manufac
turers are said to be considering clos
ing their works during January in
view of the scarcity of orders and the
high price of fuel.
The influx of American-made shoes
Into German has prompted a petition
from German boot and shoe manufac
turers for a raise in the import tariff
on articles of this description.
Mr. Degetau, the newly-elected com
missioner from Porto Rico, made hia
appearance at the capitol, in Wash
ington, on the 14th, for the first time,
knd was cordially welcomed by sena
tors and representatives.
A rich land owner at Termini, neai
Palermo, Italy, has been kidnaped bj
briorands on his own property. Hii
servants fled in dismay at the appear
ance of the band. Troops have been
tent in pursuit of the brigands.
The pension appropriation bill was
completed, on the 13th, by the house
sub-committee on appropriations hav
ing it in charge, after a hearing from
Commissioner of Pensions Evans. It
carries about $145,250,000, of which
about $144,000,000 is for pensions and
the balance for admistration.
Just as negotiations were about to
be opened at Pekin, the British min
ister, under instructions from his gov
ernment, demanded the modification
of a point in the joint note, which
will cause much delay, as a11 the min
isters must, as a result, communicate
knew with their governments.
The close of the exposition, throw
ing thousands out of employment, has
created abnormal criminal conditions
in Paris. Crime is rampant at all
hours, especially in the suburbs. The
officials of the prefecture of police
calculate that 2,000 sufferers from the
exposition have joined the criminal
Justice Henry R. Beekman, of the
New lork supreme court, (bed in
front of his residence in Xew York
city on the 17th. He had just left his
house to go to court. It is thought
that death was due to heart disease
saused by overwork. Mr. Beekman
was 55 years old. He vat born in New
York, and lived there, all his life.
The report thatlbe remains of 1,
600 soldiers were brought home frop
the Philippines by the transport Han
cock, is declared to be without foun
dation. The vetsel brought only 11
corpses, ten being those of persons
who died en route, and one which was
transferred to the Hancock from the
hospital 6hip Relief At Nagasaki.
According to the Berlin Lokal An
reiger 50 Cape Colony Boers, now in
Amsterdam with their familii-B, have
been granted permission to settle in
German Southwest Africa, the Ger
man government having assented to
the purchase of lands by them in
Damaraland and Great Namaquinland.
The Boers will leave Amsterdam Jan
Wheat is growing eo rank in the Ar
kansas valley wheat belt, embracing
territory that produced over forty
million bushels last year, that the
farmers are advertising to take stock
free for the purpose of eating it
down. The indications at this time
for the crop are 25 per cent, more fa
vorable than they were at the same
time last year.
A young Indian near Grand Rapids,
Lake Winnibegoshish, Man-, recently
shot a moose, almost entirely white,
and considered by the Indians to be
sacred. When the fact became known
in his tribe, there was great commo
tion, and he was tried by a council of
medicine men, and will have to un
dergo a series of punishments of a
must cruel character, which may
cause his death.
The first political party under the
American regime in the Philippines is
in progress of formation. Its princi
ples have been embodied in a plat
form which will shortly be made pub
lic It is understood that the declara
tions of the platform give the fullest
recognition to American sovereignty
and also favor a considerable degree
of native autonomy concerning in
ternal and local affairs.
With imposing ceremonies, an the
12th, the national capital celebrated
the centennial anniversary of the
founding of the seat of the federal
government in Washington. The ex
ercises combined a brilliant military
parade, a review by the president
from the east front of the eapitol And
orations in the hall of the house of
representatives, with a reception at
Che Corcoran art gallery At night.
The German training frigate Gneise
Bau foundered off Ma lag's, 65 milei
northeast r,t Gibraltar, on the 16th
The vessel was overtaken by s violent
storm, and went to the bottom, tht
masts only remaining above water.
From shore the cadets could be seen
clinging to the rigging and calling foi
help, but rapidly fell off and disap
peared beneath tie waves. The cap
tala and, it is believed, 140 of the pea
pip on board were drowned, j
MISSOURI STATE NEWS, -
Edward Beaumont, of HartviTIe. H
was born in England ia 1818, and wit
nessed the coronation of Queen Vic
toria. Deceased located in Wright
county from Tennessee in the 40s, and
was appointed by Gov. Fletcher to re
organize Wright county after the civil
Col. R. W. McXeal, who had been,
since 1843, one of the most prominent
citizens of Vernon county, at the age
He was a pioneer In the truest sens,
and very wealthy. He at one time owned
the finest grist mill anywhere wt of St.
Louis. The mill was toasted at Balltown,
then the couaty seat of Batea and Var
non counties, and drew custom from ms
far aa Arkansas, a distance of IS miles.
He was practically the owner of the chief
trading post of the southwest in the ante
bellum days. During the war Kansas
men drove away 1,000 haad of stock from
hia ranch and he freed SU.M0 woitn of
negroes when he saw the end of slavery
A Rttmt Proa Ministers.
The Southern Methodist minister
of St. Louis recently adopted the fol
lowing: "Resolved. By the preachers' meeting; of
the St. Louis district of the Methodist
Episcopal church, south. That we do here
by respectfiiP.y request Hon. A. M. Doek
ery, the incoming governor of Missouri, to
appoint at an early day a new excise
commissioner and a new board of police
commissioners for the city of St Louis
mho are in no wise allied with the liquor
The resolution was adopted by a
vote of sixteen to one, the minister
who dissented saying that he did so
because he had not sufficient infor
mation for such A resolution.
The State Boar f HealtA.
The state board of health will hold
it sannual meeting t Jefferson City,
In addition to examining a number f
applicants for license, the board will
probably ask the legislature for an emer
gency appropriation for the purpose of
suppressing; smallpox in various parts of
the state. Dr. L. C. McElwee. secretary
of the board, said: "The board has ample
authority to handle the smallpox where
ever it breaks out, but on account of the
lack of funds we have been compelled to
turn the matter over to the county courts
In the various counties, and it has not I
oeen as wen nanaiea in some cases as it
should be. Local physicians, upon wnom
there is a tremendous pressure from the
business Interests, dislike to diagnose a
rasa as smallpox unless they have to.
Thus it Is we hear of cases of 'Cuban Itch,'
which is nothing in the world but "small
pox." Way Mrs. Barnett Wants m Dlrai-ee.
Diana Barnett, in her suit for di
vorce against Charles Barnett, filed at
St. Louis, alleges that he made fuu
of her for studying English. When
she married him she could not speak
English, and was anxious to learn the
language. Her husband objected, and
she was compelled to prosecute her
studies in his absence. On one occa
sion, she declares, he caught her read
ing a book and threw it at her. While
living in Kansas City she was sick on
one occasion, and aeked her husband
for money to get a physician, and he
said to her, she alleges: 'Oh, you are
all right; the devil wouldn't takeyou."
Betwaea Kansas Ctrr and St, Joseph.
Articles of incorpartion have been
issued by Secretary of State Lesuer
to the aKnsas City & St. .Joseph Rail
road Co., of Kansas City. The capital
stock of the company is $1,500,000. The
road is an electric line, and is char
tered to run between Kansas City and
St. Joseph, and to intermediate
A Korl Shrat.
A novel sight was presented at Ne
vada the other day by the arrival of
a flock of more than a thousand tur
keys being driven overland 40 miles,
from Jerico Springs. They were con
signed to a local packing house. Only
one turkey was lost in the trip, which
which required nearly four days.
Dor leery ail McK-lmley.
Governor-elect Dockery called at the
White House, the other -day, and had
a pleasant chat with President Me
Kinley. Cordial relations have al
have always existed between the two,
and the governor's fihort visit was
made very pleasant.
Valaable Maraes Banted.
The large livery barn of Houchins,
Suggett & Lockridge at Fulton was
destroyed by fire. Seven valuable
horses were burned to death. Dr. J. H.
Howard lost a team. Total loss, $8,
D00; insurance, $6,b00.
Several St. Louis policemen have
been indicted by the grand jury fr
receiving bribes. A gang of notorious
negro women have been robbing
white men and dividing the spoils
Fond Gnatr of Mnrder.
George Henry Clay, a negro, was
found guilty of murder in the first
degree by a jury iu the Davies coun
ty circuit court. Clay is part Indian,
his grandmother saving been a half
It Was Too Mock.
A 1st. Louts woman was overcome
in court and had to be led out when
an attorney in the ease in which she
was interested intimated that she
was the head of the family and "wore
Mlllteas of Postal Cards.
Three car-loads of postal cards, 12,-
000,000 in number, were received at St
Louis the other day. St. Louis is the
distributing point for several states.
Ia Raws war.
Miss Hazel Bnrkhardt of Chester
field, St Louis county, was so badly
injured in a runaway near her horn
that her death is expected.
Looted anA JfcaraeA.
The post office at Dengola, a small
town near Lutesville, was looted and
burned. All of the post office fixtures
nd supplies were burned.
Death Did Kot Part Tkess.
John Fleming and hia wife Cecelia
diefl at St Louis on the same day,
after a married life of 45 years. He
was 80 and she was 70. .
RBTURHIWG YOLUHTEBRS. '
(ae Or la Which the Tolaataar Bsgl
Batata Will h EmbarkaA for the
Hosaaward V ay age.
Manila, Dec 19. The volunteer reg
iments will proceed to the United
States to be mustered out in practi
cally the same order as they arrived
in the Philippine islands. They will be
replaced by regulars, provided by the
army bill. The Thirty-seventh volun
teer regiment, which is to begin the
homeward movement by embarking on
New Year's day, will be brought from
the Laguna de Bay district and will
sail on the transport Sheridan. The
women and sick soldiers who were to
sail on the Sheridan will leave on the
The Eleventh cavalry, which ia to
follow the Thirty-seventh volunteer
regiment, will be transferred here
from Camarine8 province, and will
Ail January 15 on the Meade.
The Thirty-sixth regiment, which
began service the earliest, in July,
1S99, is now in the Province of Ilocos,
but will be transported here soon.
The officers of the regular army
holding commissions in volunteer reg
iments will be retained in the Philip
pines and volunteer officers on spe
cial duty vill be relieved only on the
authority f headquarters.
Arms, ammunition, equipments,
stores and animals will be transferred
to division headquarters, excepting 109
rifles, 100 cartridge belts and 5,000
rounds of ammunition per regiment.
The men will retain their haversacks
Volunteers desiring to leave the
service and temain in the Philippines
will be allowed to do so. Enlisted na
tives will be discharged. ,
It is believed that the temporary de
pletion of many posts and the check
ing of operations will result in re
newed insurgent activity.
The announcement, yesterday after
noon, of the early commencement of
transportation home of the volunteers
Gen. Hughes reports that 21,000 per
sons in the Island of Panay have sworn
allegiance to the United States.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.
deaeaU' Entire Force Had a
Xarnw fcaeape at Xaalt-A-eaaeht.
Johannes ourg, Monday, Dec 17.
Details of the defeat of the British at
Nooitgedacht indicate that Gen.
Clements' entire force had a narrow
escape from capture The Boers' plans
were splendidly laid. If the main Brit
ish column had tarried a little longer
there would have been a complete
success for the Boers, who exposed
themselves undauntedly, yelling and
waving their Arms. Their rushes were
only stemmed by Artillery.
After the British retreat the Boers
held a prayer meeting. Their hymns
could be heard by the retiring Brit
All accounts indicate a heavy Boer
Col. Legge exhibited splendid bra
very. He shot five Boers with his re
volver before he fell with three bul
lets in his body.
OX DANGEROUS GROUND.
The Boer Invading: Force Betas Slow
ly Forced Back to the
London, Dec. 19. The Boers have
raided Cape Colony at two separate
points 100 miles apart, says the Cape
Town correspondent of the Daily Mail.
One command advanced upon Philips
town, between Colesberg and Kimber
ley. The other, supposed to be Her-
zog s commando, crossed the Orange
river between Odendaalstroom and
Bethulic, northwest of Burghersdorp,
T.ts objective apparently beingCradock,
"Gen. MacDonald is engaging the in
vaders, with two heavy guns, 20 miles
west of Burghersdorp. The latest
news is that they are being slowly
forced back to the Orange river, where
a warm reception is being prepared
RIMOKED VICTORY FOR KKOX.
Said to Have Inflicted Crashing- D
feat oa the Boer Commandoes.
Xew York, Dec 19. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says: Ru
mors were current in London, Mon
day night, that Gen. Knox had in
flicted a crubhing defeat on the Boer
commandoes, and that the Boer force
had been utterly routed on the
Orange river. At the war office no
confirmation could be obtained of
News of a decisive British success
at this time would aid considerable
to the average Englishman's anjoy-
ment of Christmas festivities.
Wounded All la.
London, Dec 18. Lord itchener,
in a dispatch from Pretoria, dated De
cember 17, reports that all the Brit
ish wounded in the engagament at
Kooietgedacht have arrived there.
The Raid Into Cnpe Colour.
Cape Town, Dec 19. The Boers who
crossed the Orange river into Caps
Colony, west of Aliwal North, on Sat
urday, encountered the Cape Rifle
and Brabant's force, who retired with
Public Dntr that Shoal he Paid For.
Washington, Dec. 19. At the re
quest of the secretary of war, the
house committee on insular affairs
yesterday reported a bill increasing
the salary of the commissioner of ed
ucation of Porto Rico from $3,000 to
$4,000. When Prof. Brumbaugh, of the
University of Pennsylvania, accepted
the position at the urgent request of
the president and Secretary Root it
was with the understanding that hie
salary would be increased. He re
ceived KflOQ at the University of Pean
CAPE GIEAEDBAU, MO.
ROBT. STTJRDIVANT, President
LOUIS 7. KLOSTERMANN, Vice-President
LEON J. ALBERT. Cashier.
L J. ALBERT, JB, Assistant Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
DAVID A. GLENN.
DAVID A. GLENN,
H. F PEIRONNET,
WM. H. COERVEB,
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
Blount's True Blue Plows,
ROCK ISLAND PLOWS,
PONY PLOWS AND DOUBLE SHOYELS.
The Prescott House.
Always open to the Public with
The Prescott House Bar is up
I announce to the citizens of Cape Girardeau and
Vicinity that I am sole agent for the
Celebrated I. W. Harper Whisky.
HENRY HUHN, Proprietor.
Cape Brewery and Ice Company.
CAPE GIRAEDEAU, MO.
BREWERS OF STANDARD LAGER BEER.
WM. BEGENHARDT, Pres.
U F. KLOSTERMANN, Vice-Prea.
E. H. KXGELMANN, Secy.
CHRIS H1RSCH, Treas.
ADOLPH RTJEDIQER, Manager.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE
Bt. Louis, Cairo and all points north
Louis and Cairo with through Exprese trains for Chicago, Cincinnati.
Louisville, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, New fork,
Philadelphia, Boston, Washington and All principal eastern
cities. Fulliaa Buffet Sleeping Care to all points.
Only One Change of Cars to San Francisco.
olid trains to Galveston, Houston, DaQss, Fort Worth, San Antonio
all Texas points. Only route to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
JL C Tawsscad. General Passenger and Ticket Agent, St. Louis.
- $ 50,000
W. B. WILSON,
B. F. DAVIS,
J. A. MATTESON.
the best accommodations for
- to - date in every respect, and
E. II. EXG ELM ANN.
L. F. KLOSTERMANN.
and east. Connection is made at St
JOHfJ L; MILLER,
. dxalkb in rone brands or
fWrrnm saloon la the city. Soecial at!
Uoa tolas Jot trade, freak Caps Bear always
kept oa tap. .
R. F. WICHTERICH,
Physician and Surgeon,,
Office in Coerrers Drug Store,,
OOceNaL Residence Wo. gL-
prCaUs by alfht or day promptly attend! am
BIG BARGAINS AT
II. A. LEBER'S
Stoves and Tinware.
Largest And Cheapest House in South
Roofing and Gutterina
Broadway, CAPE GKARDE AU.Mo.
SUMMERS & HERBST,
If sin Street.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
Fine Wines, Whiskies and Cigars
(VTbe Celebrated Cape Bear always freak oa
ROBERT G. RANNEY,
Justice of the Peacs
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
CrOFFICE OVER POST OFTICB.
When Ton Come
to the Oape Stop at
Beat European HoteF
and Restaurant in the
City. All kinds of Game Fish and the
earliest game market in the city.
OYSTERS IN SEASOI A SPECIALTY.
The best meal la lha eity served to order.
1st. A. SCOTT. Proprietary
ON YOUR TEETH IS WORSE
.V Unless the work ia.
StS Wilfully done.
f 1 YOUR TEETH
I ar JUtCEBMABT ta-
Vll IrUV Hi) Var haalth and has
of rapalr arn w.11 wortA tn faas of a
Marshall L Shel ton, D.D.S.
BTCKUIYABT BAHK BTJ1LDIXO,
Is permanently located in Cape Girar
deau. His skill is undisputed and his
office is the best equipped in southeast.
JOHN McGINNIS. Proprietor.
Dealer la fine
LIQUORS, WINES AND CIGARS.
c "ndemann & son.
or ALL KINDS.
White and yellow pine, poplar, cy
press, oak, gum, walnut, ash and cher
ry. Also flooring and ceiling alt
grades. Finishing lumber, latha
shingles, mouldings, window and door-
casings. Window and door frames, all
sizes, made to order on short notice.
Delivered anywhere Inside of city lim
its. Spanish Street, CAFE GIUKDEAO, IX
M. E. LEMING, .
Manufacturer of and Dealer in Bough
CYPRESS, OAK AND GUIi
Cgpiess Lath and Shingles.
11)1 snd rate south at milio&d han P