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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JANUARY H, 1896.
Vol. XXNo. 36
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John Bull Regrets His
-merlcan Friendship .rcatly I)c
sired In the Trouble in the
The Anglo-American crisis has
een totally eclipsed in English it
tontien by the exciting events of tlio
past four days. Otherwise the import
ant and intersting work which H-nry
Nornian correspondent of the Chron
icle at Washington, is doing in be
half of justice and .truth in this quar
rel would already bo bearing' much
fruit. He is giving England not 'only
the first clear knowledge available of
American ideas, but also tbe lirst
adequate impression of the state of
American public sentiment on the
Fortunately, his efforts in the latter
direction are being re-enforced by a
considerable number of Englishmen
and others in various parts of the
States, who are writing letters to the
Times, bearing witness without excep-
tion to the irresistible, inlonsity of
nuhlic feeling in snnnort f the Mon-
4-oe doctrine and to the fact that it is
unanimously beligerent outside a few
financial centers. These articles are
having an important effect upon En
glish opinion, and especially during
"the present indignation against Ger
man and other continental critics.
The expressions of conciliation and
-friendliness toward the States are
more cordial than ever. All appre
hension of trouble with the States
over the Venezuelan question has
vanished, chiefly because English
public opinion would not support the
Government in insistence on its posi
tion. The British ultimatum to Venezula
will expire early in February. No
preparation whatever is being made
to enforce its demands, and it is ier
Jectly safe to say none will be made.
It only remains for Lord Salisbury to
discover how he can avoid further ir
ritation of American susceptibilities
without compromising British dignity,
and he will bo pretty sure to adopt
tliat course. There is already crop
ping out popular criticism of the For
eign Secretary for being so blind, or
atupid, as to precipitate a quarrel
with the States, when almost over
whelming dangers are gathering
around British interests in nearly every
other quarter of the world. The loss
of American friendship, which has
been confidently counted on by En
glishmen, has been keenly lamented
during the past twenty-four hours.
Columbus, O., Jan. 8. There was
a fierce clash between the Foraker
and McKinley factions in the Senate
yesterday that may cause opposition
Vex-Gov. Foraker, for the United
states Senatorship, and Gov. Mc
kinley for the Presidential nomina
tion. It was over the confirmation of
Jos. P. Smith's appointment by
McKinley, for State Librarian. Sena
tor Shatttic, of Cincinnati, a friend of
Foraker's, charged that Smith as
sailed Foraker's character last sum
mer when he came out as a candidate
ior United States Senator, saying he
would better be sent to the penitenti
ary, Senator Garfield, son of the late
President, defended Smith. The fight
was close and bitter, and resulted in
confirmation of the appointment, by a
vote of 18 to 17.
Paid the Roustabouts.
Capt. Sims of the steamer C. W.
Batchelor was given a hearing before
United States Commissioner Gray in
St. Louis last Saturday. On Nov.
26 Charles Burnett, Harry Corbett,
William Ryan, Herman Huber, Jacob
Custer, Fred Hill and Claud Lynn
whipped on the Batchelor as rousta-
bouts. They were to receive $2 per
day. When the boat reached Ste.
Genevieve the men were discharged,
and the captain refused to pay them.
The men walked to St. Louis and
complained to Assistant United States
Attorney Anthony. The hearing was
to have been had several weeks ago,
but the captain failed to appear. The
boat came in Saturday morning and
Capt. Sims was immediately sum
moned before the Commissioner, who
forced issue against the steamboat
zaan. The captain compromised by
paying the men the wages due them.
James E. Thompson, known in
sporting circles throughout the coun
try as "Denver Jimmy," committed
euicide at the McLeod Hotel in Dallas,
Texas, last Tuesday night by taking
UNDER THE WHEELS.
Tom Burton Is Hun Over by Cars and !
Tom Burton, a brakeman on the !
ape Koute, met with an accident at
Taskee Tuesday which will make him
a cripple for life. He was a new man
on the road having made his first trip
last Monday. While trying to uncup
ple some cars from the engine he lust
his balance and fell beneath t!ie w'leels
and they passed over his right leg
crushing it from the knee down and
nearly serving his left foot and cut
ting one finger ofT his hand.
The unfortunate was brought to this
city and taken to the hospital, where
Drs. Blomcyor and Harris attended
to his injuries. The young man's
home is at Lutesville.
The accident was the causa of eare
lesness on bis own part and he will
doubtlessly be a cripple for life.
As soon as it was suggested that a
j Federal Court ought to be established
' " Southeast Missouri Poplar Bluff,
' with its mouth wide open immediately
; logins to claim that it is the proper
' place far the location of such a court
; as the most aecessable point. Here is
whatthe Poplar Bluff Citizen says:
In a recent issue of the Post-Dispatch,
the Washington correspondent
for that paper, in discussing the ques
tion of the location of the Government
building that will in all probability
bo located in Southeast Missouri,
designated Poplar Bluff as the most
aecessable point. That proposition
is self evident and is recognized all
over the country. Not only is it the
most aecessable point in this section
of the State, but it is the metropolis,
the most thriving, energetic and pro
gressive, the most centrally located
citv in Southeast Missouri. It is the
logic! and natural city for the loca
tion of the Federal Court that the
growing business importance of South
east Missouri demands.
No doubt the good people of Poplar
Bluff think that that town is very ac
cessible, but a number of towns on
the main line of the Iron Mountain
are equally as aecessable. Neelyville
for instance, Mill Springs, Piedmont,
Anapolis and Sabula are as acessa
ble as Poplar Bluff, while Williams
ville is in every respect mora aecessa
ble tban Popolar Bluff. While Poplar
Bluff has the Iron Mountain Railroad
Williamsville has the advantage of
three distinct railroads coming from
different directions and in every re
spect is a railroad center while Pop
lar Bluff, also a better location, sur
rounded by better country and is a
better town. The Iron Mountain and
Cotton Belt crossing make Dexter
very aecessable. But talking about
accessibility and railroad facilities
Delta has the advantage over the
the towns named because more trains
from different directions and different
railroads run into Delta than to any
place in Southeast Missouri.
We don't think a Federal Court will
be established in Southeast Missouri
because such a court will b3 establish
ed in a city and the only place that
can be regarded as a city between St.
. . . . . . , .
iiirarueau aim iuu jeaiu isy aim iu-
ordinate ambition of small interior
; places will prevent tho establishment
of the court here. That Cape Girar
'deau by disinterested parties is re
garded as the proper place where a
j Federal Court ought to be established
I in Southeast Missouri is shown by the
following extract from the Cairo Citi
The Cape Girardeau Democrat
says that Congressman Mozely is
preparing a bill to be introduced in
congress for the erection of a public
building at Dexter for the United
States Court. But the Democrat in
sists that if there is to be a United
States Court in Southeast Missouri it
must be at Cape Girardeau. We
think the Deeocrat is right as it us
ually is, but the probability is that
there will be no U. S. Court establish-
e(j jn Southeast
Missouri for some
years to come,
Electric Bitters is a medicine suited
for any season, but perhaps the more
generally needed in the Spring, when
the languid exhausted feeling prevails,
when the liver is torpid and sluggish
and the need of a tonic and alterative
is felt. A prompt use of this medicine
has often averted long and perhaps
fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will
act more surely in counteracting and
freeing the system from the malarial
poison. Headache, Indigestion. Con
stipation, Dizziness yield to Electric
Bitters. Only fifty cents per bottle at
Blomeyer & Hainan's drug store.
Toledo. O., Jan. 8. The private
bank at Fayette, Fulton County, fifty
miles west of here, was entered by
burglars some time last night, the safe
blown open and everything of value
taken . The robbers probably got at
least $10,000. No details have yet been
John Fullenwlder, olored. Shot
and Killed by Wctmer Thirty
Nine Shot Entered Ills liody
Causlng Instant Death.
A fatal shooting afray occurred in
the country, three or four miles nqrth
of this city about .'! o'clock last Sat
urday afternoon which resulted in the
death of John Fullenwider, clored.
who was shot and killed by John
Weimer, a white man.
The testimony before the Coroner's
jury was about as follows:
1-11 Hen wider, m company with two
other colored men. had started out
hunting, and were going by Weimer's
house where one of the party expected
to borrow a gun. When near the house
Fullenwider's dogs and Weiiner's dog
engaged in a fight. The men became
excited and each threatened to shoot
the other's dog. Weimer brought his
gun out and sat it down by the fence.
Thev then concluded to fight it out
inemseives out were prevented by one
of the men. Weimer, having gone out
side of his yard to fight, on being
prevented got back on his own side of
the fence, and was sitting on his hog
house. The men continued to quarrel
and call each other hard names. Ful
len wider took up rocks and said he
would knock Woimer off the hog
house, which one of his companions
prevented him from doing. The quar
rel, however, was still kept up until
Weimer became so exasperated that
he snatched up his gun and fired one
barrel, the entire charge taking effect
in the left breast of Fullenwider. He
lived an hour, but never spoke.
Weimer, realizing what he had done,
started to town to give himself up. On
the road he mot Constable Kopper and
lold him what he had done and said
he wanted to surrender. "'All right"'
said Kopper. "give me your gun and
crawl up in the buggy," which he did,
and Mr. Kopper lodged him in the
They All Know Him.
"What brand do you wear, mister?"
asked a man with high-heeled boots
and a sombrero of Representative
Miller yesterday, as that gentleman
came out of the House.
Mr. Miller looked a little surprised,
but replied courteously that he didn't
know exactly what his questioner
"I want to know which camp you
round up in when there is a general
"Do you mean to ask my politics?"
asked Mr. Miller.
"Precisely," said the stanger. "I'm
off my own reservation and I've
kinder lost my bearings. I'm on the
trail of the man who corralled a per
mit to come hyar and sass the Gov'
munt for my State, and the herd boss
out hyar allows that I don't sabe
things none too proper and holds mo
up. Now, if you don't belong to the
other outfit, you look fit to be a pret
ty good trail boss."
"And who would you like to see?'
asked Mr. Miller, with a broad smile
at the interest the man was eliciting
from loungers in the corridors.
"I reckon you all know him like a
hen, the same, his name being Dennis
Flynn." And Mr. Flynn soon ap
peared. Washington Star.
Wright's Store at Kelso
Another robbery occurred at Kelso
last Monday night, the victim again
being Mr. Wright, whose store was
victimized only a few weeks ago.
The robbers forced an entrance in
to the building and took every cent of
cash to be found. This is tho second
time Mr. Wright has been releaved of
his cash within the last few weeks and
it is about time he was making some
move to capture the parties. Evident
ly from the appearance of things, the
robbing is done by parties who are
familiar with the lay of things in the
From a letter written by Rev. J.
Genderman, of Dimondale, Mich., we
are permitted to make the extract: "I
have no hesitation in recommending
Dr. King's New Discovery, as the re
sults were almost marvelous in the
case of my wife. While 1 was pastor
of the Baptist Church at Rives Junc
tion she was brought down with
Pneumonia succeeding La Grippe.
Terrible paroxysms of coughing would
last hours with little interruption and
it seemed as if she could not survive
them. A friend recommended Dr.
King's New Discovery; it was quick in
its work and highly satisfactory in
results. ''I Trial bottles free at Blomey
er & Haman's drug store. Regular
size 50c and 91.00.
Attention U. A. K.
Every member of the Post is request
ed to attend the meeting on Saturday
the 11th at 7:30 p. m. Business of
importance is to be presented.
G. W. Travis, P. C.
Ma Was So Funny.
Miss Birdie McHennepin is one of
i the of Aus,in' sa-vs Tex:l3
i ings. Her intellect, however, does
not tower to sublime heights, but, to
use the cold language of truthfulness,
she is very much the same kind of a
young lady that Gus de Smith is a
Gus de Smith not long since pro
posed matrimony. He proposed in
good faith, in a solemn, impressive
manner, upon which Mis Birdie in
augurated a giggle, until Gus was
very much disgusted, and arising
from his knees, his angerfound vent in
words. He was mad.
"Miss Hennepin," he finally ejacu
lated, "with me this is no laughing
matter. Why should you see any
thing ridiculous about it?"
"You must excuse me, Mr. Gus de
Smith really you must for I am not
laughing at you realty, now, I am
not. Ma's so funny, you know. Real
ly, she is just too funny for any use.
I was laughing at ma."
"At your ma?"
"Yes. You see, ma told me only
this morning: 'Birdie, you are so
green that some donkey will take you
yet.' and bore you come"
But he was gone. It was he who
banged the door so violently.
"I wonder," said the deserted
Birdie, "I wonder, now, really, if he
is offended at what ma said. But,
then, ma always was too awfully fun
ny for any kind of use."
Fire at Cairo.
Cairo, III., January 5. Last mid
night fire was discovered in the fruit
store of Baggio & Son, in the Arab
Fire Companies building. A loss of
$12,000 resulted, the flames having
sprung to the adjoining building, oc
cupied by E. C. Halliday's hardware
store. Loss and insurance as follows:
Raggio & Son, on stock, 32.000, in
sured for $1,200; Arab Fire Company,
on building and furniture, totally de
stroyed, loss $5,000, insurance $2,500;
E. C. Halliday, loss on stock $3,000,
covered by insurance: Alsthorpe &
Halliday, loss on building $1,500, in
sured for $3,000.
(ien. Harrison to Marry.
Indianopolis, Ind., Jan. 6. The
announcement that ex-President Har
rison will leave for New York this
week has started tho rumors regard
ing his reported approaching mar
riago to Mrs. Mary Dimmock, niece
of his deceased wife. His friends now
generally believe in the truth of the
story, tho fact that neither honor Mrs.
Dimmock has ever denied it having
brought them to think there is a foun
dation in fact for the report. For the
last month there have been improve
ments in progress at the residence at
674 North Delaware street, painters
and decorators being almost constant
ly at work. General Harrison's
friends concede that all the indications
point to his early marriage.
I read with interest letters from the
people pro and con Ingersoll. I am
an enthusiastic admirer of the Colonel
and when he is maligned I want to
I am not in favor of maligning a
man who wants overy being to have
the same right he claims for himself;
who does not believe in enslaving the
body as well as the brain: who con
demns hypocrisy on every hand: who
scouts the idea of a brimstone mill for
the unfortunates after death; who is a
grand and noble investigator for the
truth, and the truth alone; who vindi
cated Thomas Paine in the face of the
mighty foe arrayed against him and
has done many other noble things too
numerous to mention. Yet this man's
character is assailed. Why? Simply
because, as "Freethinker" says, the
world is not yet civilized.
The world is a century behind the
times, while Ingersoll is a century
ahead. I admire any man who pos
sesses the ambition and mind to in
vestigate and think for himself upon
any matter. Don't allow the clergy
to do your thinking, but do it yourself.
When the clergy think for you it is
generally an "expensive think." Ed
Francis in Post-Dispatch.
At a meeting of the city council last
night it was decided to make the ex
periment of establishing a rock pile
for the benefit of "hobos" who strike
the town and get into the "cooler" for
the purpose of getting free board and
lodging. The Street and Wharf Com
mittee and Street Commissioner were
instructed to select the place and get
the material on the ground at once.
Persons hereafter who are unable to
pay their fines or have no friends to
pay it for them will bo ornamented
with a ball and chain, escorted to the
rock pile and put to work.
RICH LEAD ORE.
The Little 'town of Perry vllle Takes
A report comes from Perry ville of a
rich find in lead ore.
The recent rains caused heavy wash
ing of the red clay deposits hereabouts,
which exposed in many places bright
and shining lead ore. A poor man
named Stiefeld, living near Perry ville,
made the discovery, and, saying
nothing about it, went to the owner ol
the land, at Porryville, and got his
price for the land $10 an ncre for a
284-acre tract. A bargain was made,
the owner agreeing to sell, $500 to be
paid in thirty days, and the balance
in one year's time. The papers were
made out accordingly, and, with a
copy in his possession, the buyer hired
several teams with plows and scrapers,
to begin grading for some imaginary
buildings. The first day's work pro
duced nearly three tons of surface
lead ore, which he immediately sold
to one of his teamsters for $20 per ton,
and paid his creditor $50 on the land.
The following week more teams with
plows and scrapers were engaged,
and eighty-two tons of lead ore put
out, at an actual expense of $650 net
Mr. Stiefeld then went to St. Louis to
secure a lead-smelting plant to con
vert his lead ore into pig lead for
for shipment: he has now 184 tons of
lead ore out, ready for the smelter,
with lots more in sight.
There had been an old smelter here
years ago, and, according to the
record shown by Probate Judge Web
ber, at the Perryville Court House,
and Mr. Elouse, a banker, 3528 pigs
of lead were shipped from Perryville
to St. Louis in 1880, besides the ore
shipped to St. Louis smelting works,
but the old diggings by hand did not
pay, and no machinery save pick and
shovel and a water bucket. The
oldest settlers are very enthusias
tic over the new and practical method
of surface lead mining with plows and
scrapers; each team is capable of do
ing twenty miners' work, compared
with the old hand diggins. Every
available team is employed lead min
ing in the old camp, and great chunks
of solid lead ore weighing over 500
pounds are rolled out of tho soft red
A Photographic Discovery Which
Seems Almost Uncanny.
A cablegram to the Sun from Lon
don savs: The noise of war's alarms
should not detract attention from the
maruelous triumph of science which is
reported from Vfenna. It is announc
ed that Prof. Routgen of the Wurz
bu.g University has discovered a light
which, for tho purpose o5 photogra
phy, will penetrate wood, flesh and
most other organic substances. The
Professor has succeeded in photo
graphing metal weights which were in
a closed wooden case: also a man's
hand, which shows only tho bones, the
flesh being invisible.
The Chronicle's correspondent says
the discovery is simple. The Profes
sor takes a so-called Crook's p ipe,
viz: a vacuum glass pipe with an in
duction current going through it, and
by means of rrys whibb the pipe emits
photographs on an ordinary photo
graphic plates. In contrast with the
ordinary rays of light these rays pen
dtrate organic matter and other opa
que substances, just as ordinary rays
He has also succeeded in photo
graphing hidden metals with a cloth
thrown over the camera. The rays
penetrated not only the wooden case
containtng the metals, but the fabric
in front of the negative.
The Professor is already using his
discovery to photograph bullets in
human bodies and broken limbs.
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Iron Mountain Wreck.
DeSoto, Mo. Jan. 8. During a fog
near Summit this morning Iron Moun
tain freight train No. 10 crashed side
ways into freight No. "5, which was
passing onto a switch. Engineer
Fitzgerald of No. 70 was seriously in
jured and bis fireman, E. G. Lemons,
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And Applied to the Hon. Mayor of
the City for Assistance.
Mayor Coerver was asked for as
sistance the other day by parties who
claimed to be in need. He told them
that he had given them assistance be
fore, but if they were in need he would
look into the matter and give them
whatever assistance that was in his
power. Tho party seemed angry at
this and shortly alter sent the Mayor
the following note, which we do not
copy verbatum, but give enough of it
so as to see its meaning:
Sir: "I never asked you but once,
and that was last summer, and if you
say I did you are a d n I .Keep
your wood and stick it in your
I hope you will die before spring."
GAZETTE VS. INeRSOLLISM.
Poor Bob Hearetli Not the Feeble
Bark. Alar in Ills Bear.
In a recent issue of the Southeast
Gazette there appeared a slanderous
article upon Mr. Robert G. Ingersoll
ana the editor of this paper. We did
not make immediate reply because we
were so astonished to hear such lan
guage uttered by a professed christian.
The editor of the Gazettee surely for-
gets that this is the nineteenth century,
that this is a free country, that we are
entitled to our own free thoughts and
need not a ruler or dictator to follow
and guide us along the path of life.
He denounces us for publishing Mr..
Iugersoll's lectures and accuses us of
attempting to lead the young people
of this city astray. We are not
publishing a religious paper, nor do
we attempt to teach religion to our
readers. Our belief is our own, to
which we think we are rightly entitled,
as is every man or woman in this en
tire country. Mr. Ingersoll, infidel
though he is called, has never as yet
been guilty of uttering such blasphe
mous language against fellow-man
as did the editor of the Gazette
against he who has the respect of
millions of the most highly educated
of the entire universe.
In speaking of the lengthy editorial
which appeared in the Gazette the
Festus Times says:
The Times is not a religious weekly,
and can take care of the gods only by
letting the gods take care of them
selves. There is good in every reli
gion, but the least good is always
found in the most dogmatic, and the
most erring arc those claiming to bo
the least. In olden times men who
dared to express doubts respecting
religion were brutally put to death,
but to-day a mai who will not accord
his fcllowmen the right to express
their own opinions is a curiosity.
And it seems such a curiosity exists
in Cape Girardeau, and it is the edi
tor of the the Southeast Gazette, judg
ing from a two-column editorial in
that paper and the funniest of -it is
that he does it "in the name of God!"
Be he ever so mistaken, Mr. Inger
soll has as much right to believe in a
million gods or in no gods as Mr.
Flynn has to believe in threegods or
in one god or in both one god and
three gods. If Ingersoll is a "clown."
a "blasphemous wretch," a "dauber,"
an "arch-infidel," a "proverbial
bull," a "raging lunatic asylum," a
"brutal iconolast," a "filthy idol,"
a "monster with cloven hoof," and a
"criminal!" merely because he be
lieves in no god, what is Mr. Flynn
because he believes in one or three
gods? And if Mr. Ingersoll in ex
pressing his belief "is diabolism,
works irretrievable injury, sheds gan
grened chunks of meat, belches forth
satanic vomit, invites a depraved
class to his banquet of filth and rot
with microbic viands," etc., what are
the effects if Mr. Flynn's beliefs are
expressed? And why does Mr. Flynn
think it "criminal" in others to enjoy
the same right to think and speak
which he demands and assumes him
self? Has our Heavenly Father made
him of a superior kind of clay? If
Mr. Ingersoll i discussing religion
were to call Mr. Flynn by such terms
as we have above quoted from that
most remarkable editorial of his in
characterizing Mr. Ingersoll, would
Mr. Flynn think it was "in the name
of decency?" And all this concerning '
a man whoso character is noble and
who commands the respects of the
world, despite his fearless attacks
upon established religions. Perhaps
he is wrong, but he posses little of
that narrow-minded bigotry and un
christian and intolerant spirit dis
played by that curiosity of the South
Changes at Crystal City.
Rumor has it that taere will be an
entire change in the Pittsburg Plate
Glass Coor iany Works management
at Crystal dity, Mo. Geo. F. Neale,
general manager of the Pittsburg
Plate-Glass Company, has resigned