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DEM06RAT PRINTING GO., Publishers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1895.
Vol. XX No. 2
The Democrats in Cau
cus Adopt Some
tions. Only Two Votes Against a Pro
posed Call for a state Con
vention Recorded at the
Jefferson City. Mo., May 3. The
caucus of Democratic Senators, Rep
resentatives, State officers and em
ployes, held in the Senate Chamber
last night to take action on the matter
of requesting the State Central Com
mittee to call a State Convention for
the purpose of taking action on the
silver question, was largely attended
There were sixty-six Democrats pres
ent, and the sentiment was practically
unanimous in favor of a State Con
vention, only two of the sixty-two
voting against it The caucus was
called to order by Representative Ju
lian, of Kansas City, and Representa
tive Schooler of Charlton was made
Secretary. Mr. . Sullinger of Gentry
introduced the following resolution:
Whereas, The vital question before
the people of this country to-day is
the money question, and, in our opin
ion, the next Presidential campaign
will be contested, largely upon this
Whereas, The Democratic party,
from its organization, has always
been a party of bimetalism, declaring
that the redemption money of the
country and the basis of all currency
and paper credits should be both gold
and silver, and that such metals should
be coined at the ratio of 16 to 1, and,
Whereas, Since it declaration of
such position at the Democratic State
Convention in May, 1894, the agitation
upon this subject throughout the land
has become constant and widespread,
Therefore, be it Resolved, That in
order thai the Democracy of Missouri
may define its views upon the money
question before the people of the State
and Nation, the Democratic State
Committee is hereby requested to call
a State Convention to meet at some
central and accessible place at as early
date as practicable, not later than
Aup-ust 1, 1895, for the purpose of such
definition and declaration.
Speeches in favor of the resolution
wene made by Governor Stone, Sena
tor Yeater, Mr. Sullinger, Hall of
Saline, S. B. Cook, Secretary of the
State Democratic Committee; Senators
Dunn, Gash and Baskett and A. J.
Connelly of the Adjutant-General's
Department. The resolution was then
adopted by a vote of 66 to 2.
ov. Brown May Retire from the
Lexington, Ky., May 2. The tragic
death of Archie D. Brown, the oldest
son of Gov. John Young Brown, at
Louisville Tuesday, will no doubt
cause the Governor to retire from the
race for United States Senator. Gov.
Brown has had more than his chare
of domestic troubles during the past
year. It has not been long since he
lost a beautiful and accomplished
daughter, and less than a week ago his
son's wife secured a divorce. Every
effort was made to keep the divorce
proceedings secret, in order to spare
the Governor the humiliation of a
public scandal, but the facts leaked
out. Now comes this last and crush
ing blow, the death of his oldest child,
to whom he was fondly attached. And
the manner and place in which he met
his death renders the blow all the more
severe. The close friends of Gov.
Brown believe, therefore, that, bend
ing under the weight of the terrible
affliction that has come upon him, he
will quietly retire from a contest which
promises to be one of the bitterest
races for United States Senator ever
conducted in Kentucky.
Who Will Adopt the Suggestion?
There is just one masculine privi
lege that I envy the men possession
of, and that is the free lunch. I don't
see why some enterprising soda water
seller doesnt 6tart up a free lunch for
women. I don't pretend to under
stand these things, but if it pays a
saloon keeper to give away soup and
olives and cold slaw and bread and
cold meat and goodness knows what
else with a 5-cent glass of beer, surely
it ought to pay a druggist to serve
sandwiches or salad with every glass
of soda water. And think" how it
would delight the bargain-loving sou!
of woman 1 I quite wonder nobody
has tried it before this. Washington
Princeton Defeat Yale, and George
town Carries Off the Honors
New Haven, Conn., May 1.
Princeton defeated Yale this evening
in their first joint debate. Judge
Howland introduced the speakers. The
question debated was:
' "Resolved, That under the circum
stances the income tax of 1894 was
Yale took the negative. It was de
cided that R. M. McElroy presented
the best argument of the evening, and
that Frank Rail made the wittiest
W. F. Burns, of Illinois, made the
opening speech for Princeton. He
was followed by H. E. Butterick, who
spoke for Yale's side. Frank Rail
was the second Yale speaker. R. M.
McElroy, of Kentucky, then pleaded
for Princeton. B. L. Hirschfield, of
Ohio, was another Princeton speaker,
C. E. Clough, of Wilmot Flat, N. H..
also spoke for Yale.
R. M. McElroy is a brother of Rev.
McElroy of this city.
An innovation In Poker.
The great American game of poker
has been given a new impetus by those
philanthropists of their kind, the men
who enjoy the game. The only fault
that could be found with this senatorial
pastime was that it did not admit
enough players who could lose money
The rules of the game were all right,
because those were, works of genius
and are as elastic as the atmosphere,
but the hitch came right in the pack,
because Pharaoh I., of course, didn't
know anything about poker and he is
believed to have been the first man
who ever correctly called a turn.
Some beneficent spirit has improved
the pack of fifty-two cards, which
made it rather difficult sometimes for
six men to play. He has dilated it in
to a pack of sixty cards, so that eight
good poker players may indulge their
bent to the destruction of their fortunes
or the repletion of their stock of good
The cards that are added are the
eleven and twelve spots of each suit.
The ten spot in order to alter it into
an eleven has an additional spot in
the center, and to become a twelve
spot there is given the card three
paralled rows of four spots. It is a
novelty of the newest kind, and now
there will be no longer any unsociable
ness about the game.
Just think that under this improved
condition of things eight of-you have
had your cards dealt you and there
will be still twenty in the pack to
choose from. N. Y. Herald.
Married At the residence of the
brides parents on Themis street,
Thursday eve May 9th, by Rev. T.
Bowman, Mr. F. M. Williams, Jr.,
and Miss Annie Huey. Only a few
relatives and intimate friends were
present to witness the ceremony. The
bride was gowned in a magnificent
white silk sublime handsomely trim
med in lace, ribbon and orange blos
soms, with veil etc., and a fairer bride
was never seen. The greom wore the
conventional suit and looked very
handsome and happy.
The house was beautifully decor
ated for the occassion and the dining
room was enough to turn a poets head.
Just as we were seated at supper,
sweet strains of music were wafted to
our ears. The serenaderswere invited
in and sat down with us to a spread
to which a king could have been in
vited. The bride is the only child of Mr.
and Mrs. William Huey, she is a
beautiful and accomplished girl, and
although surrounded with everything
that makes life pleasant, petted and
indulged, she is not spoiled, but has
an amiable disposition which wins for
her, friends wherever she goes and
Mr. Williams has indeed captured a
Mr. Williams is a son of Judge F.
M. Williams. He is a young man of
excellent family and noble qualities.
May their bark glide smoothly over
the sea of life and when the voyage is
ended may they anchor safely in the
harbor of eternal happiness is the wish
of A Friend.
List of Mall Matter,
Remaining uncalled for in the post office of
Cape Girardeau, county of Cape Girardeau,
State of Missouri, for the week ending
Hay 8, 1396.
Assess, A K Breman, Ed F
Bennett, Manurl Chapman, D 8
Dam, Kaaper Hente, Hist Clara
Jamiesoa, James Jnden, Miss Minnie
Mscklin, Bill Killer, Willy
Mamies, L F Parsons, W F
Slaughter, Willie Bteck, Frits
Topp, Bev D S Ware. Mrs Lottie
Persons calling for any of the above letters
will please say "Advertised," giving date of
the list. If not called for within two week
they will be sent to the Dead Letter Olfice at
Washington CMv. O. CBAMXS.
AN OFFICER SHOOTS
Kills a Prominent
Jas. V. Conran, Prosecuting Attorney
of New Madrid County Kills
C. T. Plnnell.
Last Saturday night about ten
o'clock a pistol shot was heard by the
people who were in town, many from
the country who were late in making
their usual purchases, and the crowd
were attracted to the place where the
report was heard, the livery 6table of
Mr. L. F. Hunter. Marshal Richards
was one of the first at the scene and it
was found that the shooting was done
by Mr. Jas. V. Conran, our prosecut
ing attorney and the deadly missle
from his pistol had struck Mr. C. T.
Pinnell, a well-to-do farmer, both
parties of prominent families. An
enmity had existed between the two
parties, and as Mr. Conran sat on the
livery stable porch Mr. Pinnell came
towards him walking down the side
walk. No words passed between them.
As Mr. Pinnell got near Mr. Conran
arose and took the chair he was sitting
in and struck Mr. Pinnell a blow on
the head and then threw the chair at
him, and afterwards fired the shot, the
ball striking andenterinpMr. Pinn0ll's
right side of the body and burying
itself somewhere in the abdominal
cavity. Both men had pistols. An
examination of the wound was made by
Dr. Dawson at his office after which
Mr. Pinnell was taken to the home of
his cousin Mrs. A. T. Stewart and was
cared for, and Mr. Conran was placed
under arrest by Marshal Richards.
He gave a bond in the sum of $.3,000
for his appearance at the preliminary
trial which Justice Joel Cook set for
hearing on the 7th inst
Mr. Pinnell lay in a critical con
dition up to Thursday afternoon at
three o'clock when he died, conscious
to the last, and after having made a
dying statement in the forenoon of that
day he then made peace with his God
and with prayers which he desired, he
was satisfied to die. An uncle, Mr.
Wm. Tarkington, and a sister, Mrs.
Coleman, of Pemiscot county, were
present when he passed away and his
brother Mr. W. W. Pinnell and a
number of other relatives and friends
who witnessed his sad and sorrowful
A new warrant charging Mr. Conran
and his brother William with "assault
to kill and did kill" (as the warrant
read, ) was sworn out on the affidavit
of Mr. W. W. Pinnell before Justice
Cook and they were arrested and held
without bail and under guard. The
case is to be heard next Tuesday.
An autopsy was held on (the dead
at Richard Bros., Undertakers, that
evening, which resulted in the finding
of the bullet which had pierced the
liver and bowels and lodged behind
The remains were interred at the
Price farm west of town about five
miles, the funeral taking place from
the Methodist church at 1 p. m. yester
day, attended by a large concourse of
sorrowing relatives and friends.
The deplorable tragedy with its fatal
results cast a gloom over our city and
community and it is most keenly re
gretted by the friends and acquant
ances of both parties throughout the
county. New Madrid Record.
Plowed Up a Burled Treasure.
Old Monroe, Mo., May ".News
has just reached here of a valuable
treasure find in this (Lincoln) county
last Saturday. A. Jackson, while
plowing on an island in Cuivre, one
mile north of Moscow Mills, turned up
an old log containing a heavy tin box,
in which he found money and valu
ables aggregating nearly $3000. Nearly
50 was in money, principally in
gold and stiver. The box contained
only a small amount in currency, part
of which was in 10c and 50c Confederate
bills. The paper money was in a
poor state of preservation. Besides
the money there was a diamond ring
worth probably $75 and a gold watch.
Mr. Jackson had the land leased from
his father, Thos. Jackson. A Mr.
Shults had been a partner in the lease,
but had sold his interest to young
Jackson the day before. The Con
federate money seems to indicate that
the treasure was buried during the
A Working Day.
Papa. So George is going to leave
that place. What is the trouble this
Mamma. He complains that the
hours are too long.
Papa. H'm. I guess George would
like to work from 12 till 1, with an
hour off for luncheon. Life.
WEAR MURDER CASE.
Alleged Attempt to Protect the De
fendant and Defeat the Ends of
Jefferson City, Mo., May 6 Judge
Gantt, of the Supreme Court, to-day
issued a writ of prohibition to restrain
Judge Wear, of the Butler County
Circuit Court, and SpeciJudge G. A.
Standard from interfering with the
case of the State against Charles E.
Wear. This is a most remarkable
case. Charles E. Wear is the son of
Judge Wear. In 1891 he shot and kill
ed Charles Lail, at Poplar Bluff, and
was indicted for murder in the first de
gree. The usual delays afforded by the
criminal law were resorted to. At last,
after many continuances, the case was
dismissed in the Dunklin County Cir
cuit Court by Special Judge Maiden,
a few months ago.
Last February the Butler County
Grand Jury reindicted Wear, and then
followed a procedure on the part of
the young man's father, as Judge of
the Circuit Court, that is unprecen
dented in the history of Missouri
criminal jurisprudence. The term of
court was not adjourned until last
Saturday, and no capias was issued
for young Wear's arrest, although in
dicted for murder in the first degree.
Under the statutes the Circuit Clerk can
not issue a capias on his own motion
daring court time. On the 8th of April
Wear 'issued an order of record call
ing in Judge H. C. Riley, of the
Tenth Circuit, to try the case. Last
Saturday Judge Riley was present and
ready to take up the case, but Judge
Wear would not vacate the bench.
Assistant Attorney General Morton
Jourdon was also present on direction
of Gov. Stone to aid in the prosecu
tion. Judge Wear put in most of the
time until 4 o'clock reading news
papers, at which time Judge Riley
notified him of his presence and readi
ness to take up the case. Judge Wear
replied that he would run his own
court to suit himself, and ordered the
Sheriff to adjourn court. Mr. Jourdon
protested, and scored Judge Wear
severely for his unprecedented and
unwarranted action. The Sheriff, how
ever, adjourned court.
To-day Judge Wear appointed G. A.
Standard Special Judge to try the
case, and the Attorney General de
cided to invoke higher authority in
order that justice may not be defeated.
The writ was made returnable to the
court in banc May 21. Gov. Stone
has been made aware of the facts in
the case, and it is believed he will con
vey the same to the Legislature with
authority to institute impeachment
proceedings against Judge Wear.
Public sentiment where the facts sur
rounding the murder are known is in
favor of punishing young Wear to the
full extant of the law, as the killing is
regarded as a cold-blooded murder.
Since the murder young Wear attempt
ed to kill another man and badly
wounded him. That justice has been
trifled with and even openly defied
seems to be apparent
Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock the
nuptial High Mass was celebrated at
St. Mary's Catholic church, Mr.
Joseph Hoeller and Miss Katie Bank
being the contracting parties, Rev.
Father Pruente officiating.
The sacred edifice was beautifully
decorated with flowers in honor of the
occasion, and was filled to overflow
ing wib friends of the nuptial pair.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
Stephen Bank, Sr., of this city and is
a beautiful young lady, noted among
her many friends for her .amiable dis
position and many accomplishments.
The groom is a promising young man,
the son of Mr. Peter Hoeller, one of
Scott County's prosperous farmers.
Gowned in white silk trimmed with
lace, the bride was a picture of lovli-
ness. She wore a veil and wreath of
Misses Annie Bank and Katie
Stiemle, bridesmaids, wore handsome
costumes of tan colored henriette, with
garniture of lace and ribbon.
Messrs. John Hoeller and Stephen
Bank, Jr., were groomsmen.
A reception for the bridal party and
their friends followed the ceremony at
the residence of the bride's parents on
Frederick street, and was a very happy
The Democrat joins the many
friends of the happy couple in wishing
them a long and prosperous life.
Sixty and Thirty Dollars.
At a meeting of the Board of Di
rectors of the Fair Association held
last Saturday it was agreed that two
purses for gun clubs should be offered
for the Fourth of July Fair. The
club doing the best shooting will re
ceive sixty dollars and the club doing
the next best shooting will get thirty
We Are Proud of Our Water Works.
Cape Girardeau can boast of the
best water works system in thecountry.
There is not another city in the
country that is supplied with as pure,
clear water as we have here in Cape
Girardeau. It is Mississippi River
water the pnrest of water and it
comes from the water mains as clear
as crystal. It is filtered by means of
a new invention the only one of the
kind in the Mississippi River. There
is no deviation in the quality of the
water. It is clean and clear every day
in all parts of the city and the pressure
from the mains remains the same all
Our water works has the capacity to
supply water for a city with a popu
lation of one hundred and fifty thous
and people, and while we do not ex
pect to reach that population soen we
do believe that if we will all pull to
gether we can double our present
population in the next five or six
years. We have the advantages here
to make Cape Girardeau a great city.
For the location of factories' there is
no city in the Union that offers better
inducements than we can offer here.
We have the raw material in this
section of country for the manufacture
of most anything. Land is cheap in
the country is and property in the
city is cheap. There are splendid
sites in the city for big factories that
can be had almost for the asking and
since we have water works ground can
be had suitable for factories off of the
river and at such figures as would not
hurt the purchaser.
We are proud of our water works
and we are the everlasting friends of
the enterprising men who put their
money in the enterprise that gives us
the convenience they afford us.
Mrs. Logan's Mission.
Springfield, III., May ".Mrs.
John A. Logan, who arrived in the
city last night, spent the day in the
two branches of the Legislature, by
whose members she was cordially re
ceived. This is her first visit to the
Illinois State Capitol since the me
morable senatorial fight of ten years
ago, which resulted in the election of
her distinguished husband to the
United States Senate. Her special
mission here now is to ask the Legis
lature to pass a bill which has been
pending some time appropriating $10,-
000 each to Isaac R. Hitt, to the widow
of Lawyer Wiltshire and to herself for
services rendered by Gen. Logan and
the two gentlemen named in securing
the enactment by Congress of a law
refunding to Illinois the amount of the
direct taxes paid by the State during
the war. The amount thus paid to
the State was something over $1,000,
000, and Mrs. Logan claims that $30,
000 is only a reasonable compensation
for the services rendered.
The Financial Situation.
Every feature of current finance re
flects the improving conditions.
During last week the notable feature
in New York was the weakness in for
eign exchange. This reflects the re
newal of confidence in American se
curities abroad. European investors
feel that they are safe in investing
money in them, and the improvement
in trade has led to large purchases
abroad. The money in payment goes
into the balances in European finan
cial institutions to the credit of Amer
ican bankers, and the consequent in
crease in the volume of foreign ex
change offering in New York reduces
the rate asked. The bank clearings
reflect the increased activity in trade,
and the financial world, as a conse
quence of these things, is confident.
Money on call loaned in New York
last week at l(Sli percent., and was in
liberal supply. The demand for
time loans was not great, and there
was plenty of funds offering. Rates
2 per cent, for 30 days, 2i for 60 to 90
days, 3 for four months, 33i for five
or six months.
Stocks continued strong during last
week, with occasional reactions. The
railway earnings for April show large
gains, consequent upon the improved
trade conditions. Sugar, Distillers,
Gas and Leather were the most active
among the industrial stocks, and
there was considerable movement in
cheap, low grade railway stocks.
Those of the "granger roads" were
slow, but evidenced increasing stregth.
Silver has been quiet, because of
the uncertainty about the Japan
Chinese treaty. The closing prices in
New York on Saturday were 66f
67 i cents per ounce for commercial
bars, and 67(268 cents for government
The Boston Star
says Dr. Kaufmann's great book on
diseases, its causes and home cure,
with fine colored plates, is the best
work ever published. A copy will be
sent free to anybody who sends three
S-cent stamps to pay postage, to A. P.
Ordway & Co., Boston, Mass.
In Union There is Strength.
An exchange says: The citizens of
prosperous communities invariably
work in harmony with each other for
the welfare of the neighborhood In
which they reside and do business.
They do not discourage those who risit
their town by whining about hard
times, but use their united influence to
encourage the establishment of manu
factories in their midst which will give
employment to the idle laboring men
and mechanics. Our town certainly
has entirely too many hard-times
croakers, and the sooner they realize
that fact the better it will be for the en
tire community. Cape Girardeau of
fers opportunities equal, if not su
perior to any other city in the State,
and our citizens should lay aside all
personal differences, political or re
ligious, and unite for the purpose of
encouraging desirable settlers in our
midst. This is the only hope of in
creasing our population. So long as
eight or ten residents of any com
munity sit around street corners and
tell every newcomer that their town is
"dead," with no prospects of im
provements, will times remain un
changed. Do not discourage others
even if you feel that way yourself. All
communities have their seasons of
financial depression. Those who have
the welfare of their community in view -will,
therefore understand the present
situation and act accordingly.
No sensible person will slander or be
little the community in which he re
sides. So long as a community re
mains divided pulling against each
other like oxen crossing a bridge it
cannot and does not deserve success.
8,30 train Mr. Will Medley's team
stirred up quite an excitement for a
few minutes on Independence and Main
streets, Mr. Medley had stopped at
Hotel Scott to allow a passenger to
get out of the 'bus, when he dropped
the lines, his horses became frightened
and started on a dead run. Claude
Speak was on the seat with Mr. Med
ley and was either thrown or jumped
to the paved street, receiving only
slight injuries. Postal clerk, Herbert
Ranney and Ed. Juden were on the
inside of the 'bus, they both displayed
remarkable activity by jumping out
at the rear and plowing up the street
with their backs.. Mr. Medley climbed
down from his lofty seat and walked
out on the tongue of the 'bus, between
the horses, caught their bridles and
brought them, to a stand still at the
St. Charles Hotel. Several bruises,
nobody seriously hurt, nothing
New Spring gnd KummerUoodi.
PhilinD Stoll, the merchant tailor,
has received his samples of new and
fashionable spring and summer goods,
for men's and boys' suits, and he is
now prepared to suit everybody both
in style and quality of goods. His
samples can be seen at his tailoring
establishment at any time, and cus
tomers can order just such goods as
they may desire and have them made
up in any style to suit them. Suits
made to order at fifteen dollars and
up. Perfect fit and satisfaction guar
Shot Into the C rowd.
WeSt Plains, Mo., May 5. George
Baker shot and instantly killed George
Gumber, in Oregon County, Friday
night Gumber, with a brother and
Will Davis, was returning to this
county from Ripley County, and as
they passed Baker's houseadog bark
ed at them. A pistol was fired, pre
sumably to scare the dog. This brought
out Baker, who shot into the crowd,
killing Gumber. The companions of
the dead man carried the body a
quarter of a mile, and notified the
neighbors. Baker has been arrested.
Gumber was about 16 or 17 years old.
Only 95.76 to Bloomlngton, 111. and
The Mobile & Ohio will sell tickets
May 13th and 14th for the Annual En
campment G. A. R. to Bloomington
111. and return at $5.76 for the round
trip from Murphy sboro, Ava, & Camp
bells Hill. .
Excursion to Cairo.
The elesrant 6teamer New Idlewild
will give an excursion to Cairo on
Tuesdav. Mav 14, 1895. Round trip
one dollar and twenty-five cents, in
General Assembly Presbyterian
The Mobile & Ohio will sell round
trip tickets to the above Assembly on
May 13th, 14th and 15th, at one fare
good to return June 3rd, 1895. Tickets
will be sold from all cupon offices.
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