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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1897.
Vol. XXI No 47
A MIGHTY RAIN.
It Came in Torrents.
trnki AJ1 0t of Bask and Mich
Damaa-e Don to Fnctf and
Monday night last will long be re
membered in this section of the country
for the great pouring down of rain. It
was not an ordinary hard rain fall.
It was a pouring down after the fash
ion of a cloud buret. - The rain com
menced coming early in the night and
it rained in an ordinary way till about
twelve o'clock and then the drops be
came stream! and large streams at
that. For four hours this pouring
down continued, creeks crawled out of
their banks and the low lands were
overflowed till they became a regular
sea of water. Cape La Crouix creek
was buried under a sea of water and
in many places it was several miles
All the creeks in the county were
eut of their banks and it is feared
that much damage has been done -to
fences and to the wheat on the low
lands. The water is so high that
country people would not venture out.
Independent Candidate for Mayor.
Elsewhere in to-day's DEMOCKAT
appears the announcement of W. U.
Coerver as an independent candidate
for re-election to the office of Mayor.
Mr. Coerver had intended to step
down and out at the expiration of his
term of office, but the best jeopIe of
the city have urged him to again al
low his name to go before the voters
and he has consented to do so. Mr.
Coerver as Mayor for two years has
made a record that his friends are
proud of, and they want him to re
main where ha is two years longer.
Under his administration the city has
pai-i al! its obligations has had no
trouble and there is not to-day a sin
gle law suit on the court records
against the city. If re-elected Mr.
Coerver will continue to administer
the city affairs in an economical and
business like manner. He will do his
duty to himself, to the city and to the
Wanted a Divorce
The following comes straight: At a
session of the Circuit Court in
Charleston, an Irish lady and her
husband, Mike, had some small disa
greement and as customary a divorce
followed, in which the lady posed as
plaintiff, and her attorney drew up
th- '"Titiijn in ' .ie uual form, all"dg
iajf crueity and drunkeness, etc.
When the case came to trial, plaimtiff
was being intorogatwd by her attorney,
when the court, as they usually do,
took up the examination, and says:
"Mrs McCarty, you alledgo cruelty;
in what way was Pat cruel to you;
did he ever whip you?" "Oh. no;
your honor, he wasn't big enough."
"Weil, about drunkeness; was he a
habitual drunkard?" "Oh, no; he
only took an occasional nip-" Well,
now says the Irate Judge, after ex
hausting all pertaining to plaintiff's
petition, "you have proven nothing
which is alleged in your petition. On
whatground do youexpect a divorce."
"Well" she says, "Judge, I did not
want to be harsh or mistreat Pat, but
I have me doubts about his being tho
father of me last child." Poplar
The I'rlsoner's Hat.
At a certain court of justice an awk
ward blunder was made by the priso
ner in the dock. He was being tried
for murder, and the evidence was al
most wholly circumstantial, a chief
portion of it being a hat of the ordi
nary "billy-cock" pattern that had
baon found close to the scene of the
crime, and which, moreover, was
sworn to as the prisoner's.
Council for the defense expatiated
upon the commonness of hats of the
"You. gentlemen," he said, "no
doubt each of you has just such a hut
as this. Beware, then, how you con
demn a fellow-creature on such a piece
of evidence," and so forth.
In the end the man was was acquitt- I
But just as he was leaving the dock
he turned in a respectful manner to
the judge and said: "If you please,
my lord, may I have my "at?" Comic
Republican Committee Meeting.
The Republican County Central
Committee of Cape Girardeau county
will meet in Jackson on Friday, April
2d, to pass upon the applications of
those aspiring for Government offices.
William Regenhardt, Chairman.
William Paar, Secretary.
I NO WINE AT THE DINNER,
Mr. and Mn. Mektnlr Probably
Will N'oi. Serve Any During the
WashinAton, D. C. March 6.
From present indications, no win
will be served at the White House
during this administration.
A dinner was tendered last night by
the McKinleys to their kinfelk. It was
elaborate in all rsspects except that no
wins was served. Iu not having
wines Mrs. McKinley will follow the
practice of many years. The President
is a consistent abstainer. During ths
reewt campaign, although many noted
statesmen were guests at the McKinley
house and tested the merits of the
Major's cuisine, no spirits were
The dinner was served in the family
dining room, and there was no formal
ity. There were present, besides Mr.
and Mrs. McKinley, Mr. McKinley. s
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Clymonds of
Chicago, Mr. and Mrs, C. M, Russell,
Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams, the Miss
es May and Ida Barber, Miss Mable
McKinley, Miss Grace McKinley,
Mr. James McKinley, Miss Sarah
Duncan, Mr. Donald McWilliams
Mr. George Barber, Mr dames Bar
ber and Mr. Samuel Saxton. A neph
ew of President aud Mrs. McKinley,
who was at the dinner, said: ,-Ve did
not have a drop of wine. You know,
the Major and Mrs. McKinley never
drink wine themselves and d'. not be
live in seuiug a bad example for their
younger relatives, or, in fact, for
any one. I've never seen wine on
their table, and i have eaten at their
home hundreds of times."
Kiiishih of Honor.
On Saturday night March Uth, 181t7,
State Organizer, X. H. Wilmot, and
Deputy Grand Dictator, E. J. Moore,
of St. Louis, instituted a lodge of the
Knights of Honor at the Masonic Hall
in this city.
There are sixty charter members and
about forty-live were initiated Satur
day night. Officers for the ensuing
year were also elected and duly in
stalled as follows:
Dictator John F. Vogelsanger.
Vice-Dictator E F. Blomeyer.
Assistant Dictator M. E. Leming.
Financial Reporter Win. M. Stone.
Reporter Peter Maui.
Guide Martin Oberheide.
Guardian Fred Papc.
Chaplain Chits. Bueltemann.
Trustees. A. Ruediger, C. J. Hainan
and George Rodermeyer.
The lodge was given the appropriate
name of Capaha Lodge Knights of
Honor, and the Masonic Hall has
been secured for the next year. Regu
lar me jtings will be held on the 1st
and 3rd Friday of each month.
Capaha Lodge starts out with a
large membership and new members
are coming in daily.
There will be a special meeting
Monday night, March 15th, to complete
the organizaton and take in the re
mainder of the charter members.
Photographer EX'. Woody, who is a
Knight, made a group photograph
of the charter members yesterday.
Wheat Fields Washed Out.
Cairo, III., March 10. Hundreds
of acres of rich farming land in this
county are now under water, and a
rise of 1 foot will work untold de
struction. A "Globe-Democrat" cor
respondent visited the submerged dis
trict to-day. which includes all the
bottom lands in the vicinity of Beech
Ridge. In Dog Tooth Bend the farm
ers have all fled to high ground and
taken what corn and stock they could
save. In three or four places above
Beech Ridge tho backwater from the
Ohio is running across to tie Mississ
ippi, washing out fields of growing
wheat and fences. As the Ohio is
much higher than the Mississippi the
current is very swift. All the wagon
roads leading from this city into the
country are now under water. The
levees surrounding the drainage dis
trict just north of this city have sus
tained no damage from the high water.
Thev protect 5UXH) acies of farm and
garden land. The Big Four had a
washout above Mound City this morn
ing which has since been repaired.
'Phi. Illinois Central is unable to run
its trains over its Mound City branch j
on account of the water.
It May Iloas Much for You.
Mr Fred Miller. Irving. 111., writes
that he had a Severe Kidney trouble
for manv years, Willi severe pains in
his back and also that his bladder
was effected . He tried many so called
Kidney cures but with out any good
result." About a year ago he began
use of Electric Bitters and found relief
at once. Electric Bitters is especially
adapted to cure of all Kidney and
Liver troubles and often gives almost
instant relief. One trial will prove
our statement. Price only 50 cents
for large bottle. At W. C. Hainan's
j ABOUT ADJOURNMENT.
j The Legislator May Quit In Aboat
Jefferson City, Mo., March 6.
It is gens rally predicted that the Leg
islature will bo in session only about
three wesks longer. Sessions are be
ing held night and day, and there is a
general disposition to finish up the
more important business ponding and
go home. A majority of this Legisla
ture is composed of fanners, and they
! realize that corn-planting and oate-
sowing time will soon roll around,
and this makes them some whatanxious.
And then, again, many of the states
men are here without "Betsy and the
children," and their domestic tenden
cies cause them to be tired of remain
ing away from home. All of these
circumstances combine to bring about
adjournment at the earliest possible
moment. Speaker Farris and seme of
ths other leaders, however, will insist
on remaining in session long enough
to secure the passage of all the more
important bills. Two of the mora im
portant bills yet pending in the House
are the Bohart anit-coercion bill and
the Dunn street railway reduction bill.
All of the chief measures relating to
railroads have already parsed the
Donovan, of Bay, the only Demo
cratic member of the Michigan Legis
lature, is the author of a bill which
he has introduced in that body levying
a tax on bachelors. He has, however,
formed the opinion that it is too
i sweeping in its provisions, ana,
I knowing that it is the -privilege of
I great men to change their minds, he
j has subjected the measure to certain i
! modifications. He does Dot wish to j
j be unnecessarily severe on poor bach-
ielors, and. therefore, to equalize I
things he has decided to intlict a I
small fine on old maids. Of course, it
may be argued that it is not the fault
of a woman that she is an old maid,
that it is only once in every four
years that she has the disposition of
her future in her own hands, and that,
even then, if sho were to exercise her
right, she would he looked upon with
suspicion. But, on the other hand, it
is true that women themselves, by
their liking for keeping themaie h"art
on "the ragged edge." have di.--iur-aged
bashful wooers, and not o:ily
consigned them to celibacy, but de
stroyed their own prospects. Donovan,
of Bay, recognizes this, and therefore,
bachelors wh can shew that they
have lieen jilted after doing their best
are to Ikj exempt from taxation. An
provision of the bill exempt
from taxation those men "who are so
homely that no sane woman would
look at them." Xo man ever had
such an affliction, and if ho was to
make affidavit that such had been his
experience, there would always be
some woman ready to write and say
that she wold mary him. Donovan,
of Bay, will have t( try again. Phil
WANT INPORT LAWS REVISED.
Chicago Business Men Protest
Against Free Admission of (ioods.
Chicago, III., March !. Leading
manufacturers and merchants repre
senting the various lines of trade in
Chicago met at the Great Northern
Hotel to-day to form an organization
similar to that recently formed in
other cities, to take steps toward in
fluencing legislation to prohibit so
much free importation of goods.
The meeting was called to order by
Cas. T. Hyde, who made an able ad
dress, outlining the purpose's and
scope of the proposed organization.
The sfieaker inveighed against the
present system of import laws, which,
he said, were a relic of the time im
mediately following the revolution,
having been passed in 17!'8. toencour
age immigration. He said:
"It is estimated that in ls'.t.", 47.
1(00.000 worth of goods came in free of
duty.' Besides lieing a loss to the
government of HUHiil,iO in revenue,
the injury to every class of trade, to
the manufacturer and to the laborer
is apparent. All this is due to the
lax customs laws, which allow ihe
wealthy tourists to bring in as cloth
ing and presents nf all sorts of valu
able goods free of duty."
Mr. Hyde read letters from various
Congressmen in support of his views ;
He was followed in the same vein by
several other leading men in various j
lines, after which the meeting went in-I
to permainent organization. The or- j
ganization was christened the "Com- !
mercia! Association of Chicago."
Following are the officers selected:
President, John T. Shayne; vice-president,
Charies E. Hyde: secretary.
H. G. Purington: treasurer, Frank
THEY ARE SAFE.
The Normal School
Tbo AaU-Xorsaaltteo la tbo Le1Ia
tare Knocked Oat.
Jefferson. City, Ma, March 11.
Tho Normal shools are safe. The
Ight In tho Legislrture ended to-day
in a complete victory for tho Normals.
The fight was a hard one but when
the ayas and nays were called there
were but forty-three members of the
Legislature who had the courage to
go on record against the Normal
All Bleb But the President.
The new Cabinet is made up largely
from among rich or well-to-do Repub
licans. There is none among them, so
far as is known, that has the reputa
tion of being a poor man. As a rule,
they are men of substance that has
been accumulated by their own thrift
and energies, as is notably the case
with Sherman, Alger, GageandGary.
I Several of the new Cabinet officers
have reputations for liberality and
hospitality, and as they have the means
to gratify these tastes, it is altogether
likely that the social side of the Mc
Kinley administration will be as agree
able as money can make it. As for
the Hon. Marcus A. Hanna, who will
probably be more powerful in the
White House than all thft Capinet put
together, he has both riches and gen
erosity. The new Vice-President is
also the possessor of a large fortune.
The man apparently of the simplest
habits and the leanest purse in the
new White House circle is William
McKimey. Philadelphia Bulletin.
A Cuban Rhapsody
The sun hung low and the white iever
mists began to rise, ghostly, .deadly,
from the miasmatic 'ubati swamps.
Out of the dense jungles rode a lone
ly man. His broad sombrero was
torn and tattered; his clothing much
the worse 'for wear. In 'his hand he
grasped a machete. He looked around
him with fierce, blood-shot eyes and
ran his linger along the machete's
keen blade to see if ic was sharp
! enough for deadly battk'.
Over the foothills from the uireetio:;
of Havana came another horseman.
His cocked hat sported a ijedraggled
plume and his oneo gaudy uniform
was patched in manv places. Ki
fingers clutched a long, blue-bladed
The horseman rode steadily on
i til oln,osite one another. Then they
haulted and saluted, grimly, terribly,
as foemen will when each knows the
powers of the other.
"At last, Maximo Gomezi!"
"At last, .'aleriano Weyler!"
Tho rider paused and reguarded
one anotht . curiously. Soon the
"Where is your army, Valeriana
Weyler? Where are the proud meij
cenaries whom you brought to this
bloodstained land that they might
ride ankle deep in the blood of inno
cent women and children? Where is
The Spaniard glared back glare for
"Say rather, Maximo Gomez, where
areyour insurgent chivalry? Where
are the ragamuffin soldiery who de
vastated the plantations of Cuba far
and wide and burned all they could j
not steal' Where is your army?"
"Speak first, O cruel Spaniard?
Where is your army?"
"Dead dead of yellow fever dead
of running all over creation to catch
you! Where is your army?"'
"Dead. Some one offered them work
i and the shock slew the heroic men
whom Spanish bullets could not
The fuemen looked at one another
again. Then they surveyed the laud
scape. "Valeriano Weyler, I have no
more money to pay a press bureau."
""Maximo Gomez, my stenographer
has sprained a finger."
"Fierce Spaniard, I came to slay
Treacherous Cuban. I came to slay ;
"But if you kill me there will be n
more reltels you will lose your job."
"True. And if you slaughter me j
there will be no more reports of my
cruelty. " !
"Let us call it off." j
"Let us both go in piece instead of j
And the foemen turning, rode back, J
each on the trail o'er which he came, j
SHE WILL NOT MARRY.
Bold Baestrew ASMisctt Her In
tentions aad Complains of Anaoy-
j The Republic is authorized to an-
! Bounce that Miss Hulda Does trow has
decided upon a lite of single-blessed-ness.
Hsr decision sot to marry is
mada public and positlre in view of dent gaso, but she said sot a word.
the many rumors circulated recently It was not that she could not say
as to her intentions, and the fact that something- if she had wanted to, and
she has been flooded with !"ttrs from ' she know that bi Vw It, wl N was
all over the country conUing propos-, "rely luring nlm on, says the San
als of marriage. I Francisco "Examiner."
Ever sines Arthur Duestrow was: "Last year you tci'I ie," ur.ued
hanged for the murder of his wife and ! Montogue, with the air of a man who
child. Miss Hulda's business with & something up.Ms sleeve, "that if I
Uncle Sam's post office has increased would make 1500,000 eut of my Inren
to such an extent as to almost require t0119 yu would marry me. Don Jyon
a private secretary to assist her with ! remember?"
her mall. Thirty-five and 40 letters a 1 The exquisitely lovely creature thus
day were the average number that en- peremptorily addressed murmured a
tered the Duestrow household at 4153 ' faint assent, in a voice as sweet as the
Washington avenue far a week or two. cooing of a turtle dove,
and of these more than half were from! "I have done it." pursued Mon
mem who would like to make Miss tague, flinging his arms aloft, a la
Hulda happy in wedded life, and most ' De Reske. "I invented that famous
of the others contained requests for ', combination self-shaver and lawn
charity. mewer; the automatictylohellograph,
So many unwelcome communcations i the device for V&Sg Sow carfare
annoyed the wealthy young woman. 1 without taking the hands out of your
especially the ones" from the mfttri-1 muff, the great interchangeable ralny-
miaiie inHinpfl: hone Miss Dues-i
trow's cold-water announcement to all i
A Republic reporterinterviewedMiss !
Duestrow last night bv means of the ;
girl and Mrs. Santer. the.l,lair IOUUU uer tolce """"
Duestrow's mail very
li.i'JVV" VVH4 HSgWl til Lilt MtrHIlt. I
. . l . l n
yM. ht nnt liknit nsPd to be. I
!.! a time she pot as many as 35 and I
AO letters a day, most of them con-!
taining proposals of marriage, They
came from erery where."
"Is Miss Duestrow going to enter a j
.Mi n.".Mtr..w Pna!red to be'
"Xo: she is not. She does not ex
pect to be married. She has deter
mined to remain single."
"May I announce that as a fact?"
"Yes, you may: for it is true. She
will never marry." St. Louis Repub
lic. The Itlble Verse That McKinley
The verse of the Bible which the
new President kissed is mentioned.
Possibly the opening to it and selac
tion wereaccidental. but it. is more
likely that it was a matter of deliber
ate ClK'llX' UliU tlCllMl, .U
be. It would be especially appropri
ate for each President to touch his
lins to the same verse, namely, Sol
omon's prayer for wisdom when he, too,
was on the threshold of the highest
office in the land. It runs thus:
"Give me now wisdom and knowl
edge, that I may go out and come in
before this people, for who can judge
this thy people, that is so great?"
In all literature could be found no
sentiment more appropriate for the
occasion than that inaugural prayer,
and why not make it by the law of
usage, in the way begun, a distinct
and constant feature-of all our subse
quent presidential inaugurations.''
Mrs. Annie C unningham.
The funeral services of Mrs. Annie
Cunningham were held at tho Episco
pal Church in this city Sunday. The
deceased was a member of this church.
It is with painful regret that we
have to par, with this dear friend,
but the messenger that pays his re
spects to all alike bas called her
home, and we must bow in humble
She is not dead, but gone to that
Where she no longer needs your at
tention. For Christ Himself doth rule.
Cut Oil Her Hair in Her sleep.
Jaxesvillk, Wis., March 10.
Miss LuluReeder, a well-known young
society woman of this city, this morn
ing was much astonished when she got
up and looked in the glass to find
that during the night her long hair
had been cut off close to her head.
She was positive that no one could
have cut it off as she slept, and was
much mystified. When the fainiiy
went downstairs, however, the mystery
was explained. Lying on the sitting
room floor, with the shears on top,
was the young lady's hair. She had
been walking in her sleep, and eut her
hair off without knowing it, the marks
of the shears showing on her thumb.
The voting lady's hair was
long, and she was very proud of it. I
WHY HE FAILED.
Ho Made Barrels of Money,
Kanso Was Not oai Ail
"It is strange that you have ceased
to lors ma.".
Young Montague Vanderreer'e
The beautiful maiden who sat before
bin drooped her eyes under hit ar
day dress and ball gown for he
female detectives and all
iuius .late LiftUC me uv,u auu luiuiu
and J'et yu refue 40 "
The dream of beauty in the red plush
"Rich, yes, Montague: but not ta-
mous. There is but one road to lame
i now and yon have missed it, I still
love J"ou' but 1 Prefer
to marry the
man whose lame is in every one s
Montague had heard that lone be
fore. He knew the game was up.
"And this man," hegasped. "What,
has he " '
"CSO like a .ueen'-
"He has invented a bicycle wililaia
Montague Vandeveer fled oet late
the cold world. It was all that he
Cullers and Oulce-Seckers. '
Ex-President Harrison gives a most--, . '.
interesting pen picture of "A Day V
with the I'renident at His Desk" itt '
the March "Ladies' Home Journal."
The article is unique, as being the
first written by a President of life id
the White House, and in describing. '
the routine of a chief executive. A "'
feature that he treats with directness
relates to 1h President's interruptions ;
from callers and office-seekers. "It
is a rare good fortune," he writes, '
"during the early months of an ad-. J1'
ministration if the President gets one .
wholly uninterrupted hour at bis desk f.-i
each day. The President's time is so
broken into bits tbat he is often driven
to late night work, or to set up a desk
in his bed room when preparing a Jy"
message or other paper requiring un- ?
broken attention. Thoughtlessness
is the root of all this. I only want-.; ;
five minutes': and if he were the only
one it could be spared; but his double ' '
is at his heels, and the urgent public C
business is posponed or done at night'
with a jaded mind. It may be said
that untimely visitors should be e x-,
eluded, and so they should,' but4 v .v "' '; j' "C'"
thougbtfulness on their part would.be ' .'" i. -V -'-..
a cure without a smart." Regarding; '.i -:V.l .J-iftV I
the office-seekers" persistency in hary"' Y f ? V (
ing personal Interviews with the Pres4 '". v ' .v'. ;
ident, General Harrison asserts that . , . ' H.
ttl.p fwlvanfHA trlwlf. a ilea Knf HMl-tf-. -.'.,. l ,
. .. v...... Mum. U . . . k ... . . ; . . J
at an. --ism ine iceung mat some--'-tc
tninr is or mav be irainea ttv & nftr'. ' . J
sonal interview prevails, and for tie
first year and a half of an adminjs- -' - ;
tration the President spends from four 1
to six -hours of each day talking
about things he will not have to art '
upon for months, while the things that "
ought to be done pi esently are h9ri-'
fully .postponed. . . ." - :
"If the President could make Tip '... i. ,
and publish an appointed dockeVand v- '' 7 f. '
notify all persons haviag anything to. ; ; if v
say in a.particular case to 'drawnear'' V ! '"- A' i
on a fixed day, it would result ija. a - ; '.- '
great saving of money to 'the- appH; ' v C
cants, who could remain at home, un--.-
til summoned-to appear. Jo papvvs-" '
should Iw received after the "submis- V " "'-
sion of the case, and motions tot' a. a ..
rehearing and for a new trial should ?
be barred."' - ; ' ,N
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