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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1897.
Vol. XXI No 50
DEMOCRAT PRINTING 60., PubllsHers.
CAIRO TO CARUTHERSVILLE.
Many Town Under Water and In
habitants Suflerlnc Two Killed
Carcthebsville, Mo., March 28.
There are 500 men now working be
tween here and Mound City. There
appeared a heavy sipe two miles
above here to-day, but a train of
fourteen cars loaded with dirt and
sand bags was quickly on the scene.
An abundance of men were put to
work, and it was soon made safe.
The wind is blowing a perfect gale
to-night, and is causing much un
easiness -among the people.
Bird's Point, Mo., a town with a
population of 450, is almost uninhab
ited, and many of the houses have
washed away. To-night it is thought
a number of -others will -go out, as
they will not be able to withstand the
heavy wind and the mighty waves
which are now raging. But few peo
ple are left in the country between
SIGHT GIVEN TO A YOUTH.
Thomas Bine, Blind from Birth
abled by Surgeons to sec.
Baltimore, Md., March 28. For
the first time in his life of 22 years,
Thomas Blue, of Richmond County,
N. C, to-day enjoyed the novelty of
sejing the country, the river and the
city, Only yesterday, after a long
course of medical treatment and a
surgical operationrequiring great skill
the young man, who had been sight
less from birth, was enabled . to see,
and to-day he was taken in a carriage
aboet the city, and out into the country-
that he might enjoy the scenery.
To-nignt he started for his North
Carolina home. With the aid of
glasses he is now able to see and to
read, and Dr. George Reuling, pro
fessor at the Maryland General Hos
pital, says that the young man will
fee able to receive a thorough common
whool education, heretofore denied
Bird's Point and Charleston, a dis-Him, and become a useful member of
ianee of twelve miles, as it is all in- j gociety. Before leaving tfce hospital
ATKINSON WILL WIN.
TRACKS WASHHED AWAY.
undated. The water extends almost!
to Charleston. "
Your correspondent went aboard,
the Chicasaw, soend-bound, frwsl
Cairo, At Belmont, Mo., the guage,
i-eads 45.8 feet, and not an inch of
4and is visible. The only means a
etrangar has of knowing that Belmont
has a railroad is the sight of a,
couple of box cars and two switch
engines with watw half way up their
tides. No life k visible.
At Calumbus, Ky., some of the
bouses are inundated and the wter
la so near the tcp of the levee that as
the boat landed the waves roiled -ver
it and down the other side into the
town. Levee work is being prosecut
ed at this place. About three miles
below Columbos a man standing on a
barn was seen frantically wav
ing a red table-cloth, and when the
boat rounded in a tale of woe was
heard. Tim people had scaffolded up
their house and stayed in it as long
as possible, btt the heavy winds and
wares last night set it afloat, and
they took refuse in the stable. They
with their stock were left huddling
together, as there was no chance for
the Chickasaw fo get to where they
.-ould be taken aboard on account of
timber mount them. The castain,
however, told them he would send a
relief boat to them to-day.
Blue went 'fhoraugh the institution,
thanking the physicians, especially
Dr. Reuling, for what they had done
for him. The yeung man said he felt
as though rhe was entering an entirely
new world. The. case kas attracted
considerable interest in -medical cir
it had been charged that Col. II. C.
i'tivr.j was working against the regu
lar Ilepublican ticket of St. Louis.
J:sst read -.vnat he says:
"There i?. no truth in i'ue report
tl.at 1 am not supporting the St.
Louis Ilepublican city ticket, lately
nominated. You may say that 1 am
heartily in favor of the election of
that ticket from top to bottom, and
that I am giving it my earnest sup
part, requesting all my friends in
St Louis to work for the election of
the nominees. I was not in St. Louis
when the Republican City Convention
assembled, but I understand the ticket
wa fairly nominated, hence there
should be no bolting on the part
of Republicans. I am not aware that
my friends have at any time in the
nast bolted the nominees in the Repub
lican party. My political schooling
has been withtne type oi rtepuoiicans,
the essence of whose political faith
is the rightful rule of the majority."
That shows his disposition towards
regularly nominated tickets, and is
equally applicable to Cape Girardeau
as to St. Louis.
McKlnBey's Two-Dot lar Clgara.
Washington, D. C March .30.
The President somewhxt surprised his
Cabinet at the dinner given them
when he brought out a box of cigars
that were about 8 inches long and 1
inches in diameter. Several of the
guests tough old smokers like Mr.
Gage and Mr. Bliss. Mr. Hanna and
Col. Herrick, of Cleveland undertook
to smoke them. They found ;their
flavor very fine, the finest they had
ever tasted in a cigar. But one would
last a whole evening, and they did
not have time to smoke more than
half wav up before they were called
to rejoin the ladies. These cigars
were received by the President from a
manufacturer in Havana, and were a
part of an invoice ixade to order for
the Emperor of Austria who likes his
cigars long, lat ana -strong, anu pays
$20 each for boxes containing ten
cigars, or $2 ier cigar. The tobacco
is of the finest quality to le obtained
in Cuba. The cigar are made with
unusual care, and -there is just as
much tobacco in teu of them as in a
box containing 100 ordinary cigars.
The President received these through
a friend who happened to have been
visiting in Cuba, and was asked by
the manufacturer to bring them.
A Mean Urlek.
Two Dubuque, Iowa traveling men,
one married, the other single, reached
a town up the river together the other
day and found the hotel full. The
landlord quartered them in a room
usually occupied by a member of his
own family. The single man was the
trrst to rise iu themoring and in rum-
aing through the closet he found a
Av.maiTs nisrht robe. Then he had
in insni ration and he acted on it by
opening bis sleeping companion-!
valise and stuffing the robe into it
Tho iinsiisnectinir married man on
reaching heme turned the valise over
to his wife and when she discovered
the robs she became hysterical. He
protested his innocence and his utter
inability to explain the presence of
the robe in his valise. She would not
listen to him and went home to her
folks. When the single man heard of
the commotion his joke had arroused
he made haste to explain matters and
to render a meek apology to both
husband and wife. The latter is again
living with her spouse.
Bittinger Declines to Accept the St,
Joe PoBl mastership.
Maj. John L. Bittinger called on the
President to-day and told him that he
was not a candidate for Postmaster at
St. Joseph and could not accept if
nominated. Maj. Bittinger reached
Washington yesterday noon. He
came to stop tne campaign in nis
favor and urge upon the President
the political expediency of naming
Frank Atkinson, the incumbent. It is
almost certain that Atkinson will win.
The presence of Maj. Biftinger is
practically sure to result in Atkin
son's appointment and aturningdown
of the Filleyites. The Filley men
have made the egregious blunder of
bitterly opposing Maj. Bittinger, who
was lirst suggested for the place by
the President himself. This mistake
wilt end in the turning down of Crow
ther, the defeat of Albus and the dis
cnediting of Herr Doktor Bartholdt at
the White House.
Ex-Congressman Crewther and
Congressman Bartholdt called at the
White House this morning, the one to
urge his own appointment and the
otter to enter a "solemn and serious
protest" against Maj. Bittinger.
DE SOTO DELUGED.
The Iron Mountain and Cotton Belt
Preparing to Rebuild.
Chareston, Mo., March 30. The j
river and the backwater have begun
falling, and railroad people are under
the impresssion that it will be falling
rapidly by to-morrow.
It is now known that the Iron Moun
tain has lost two miles of track, in
cluding siding at Bird's Point, one
mile of the Belmont branch, and 10
miles badly damaged. The Cotton
Belt has lost two miles between Smith
ton and Bird's Point, and as much
mere of the siding in the yards at that
place. Hardy's Landing wili be
A force of 200 men has been engaged
for repairing the Iron Mountain track
at the Point, double that number on
the Belmout branch, and fully as
many on the Cetton Belt. This latter
road will now be put on a level with
the levees, the management having de
clared that it does not propose to be
shut out of Bird's Point again. These
men are held in readiness for work at
the earliest possible moment'.
STEEL MADE PROM PIO IRON.
CHANDLER IN RUINS.
LOST HER LIFE.
Mr. Vornkahl Drowned In Juden'a
Mrs. Vornkahl, a widow residing
Thriving Oklahoma City
by a Cyclone.
Gcthrie, Okla., March 30. At 6 about geen miles from this city in the
o'clock this evening a terrific cyclone, j Bend logt her yfe Wednesday evening,
followed by hail and flood, awn Th lad v was in this city and started
home j'ist after the heavy rain. She
was in a spring wagon. She drove
into the ragingwater in Juden's Creek.
The water up set her wagon and threw
Resolutions of Condolence.
Hall of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93, A.
F. and A. M., Saturday Morning,
March 27th, 1897.
Whereas, It has pleased the Su
preme Architect of the .universe to call
from labor to rest, our dearly beloved
brother, Eleazar Block, who died
March 25th, 1897, therefore,
Itesolved, That in the death of
brother Block, his family has lost a
devoted husband and father, the
Lad?e a faithful and useful member
and the community an upright and
Resolved. That we will ever bear
in grateful rememberanoe the zeal and
fidelity with which brother Block dis
charged all his masonic duties, and
will try to imitate his devotion to the
grand principals of our fraternity.
Resolved, That we tender our
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
widow and children and recommend
them to the care of that God whom
brother Block served and in whom he
Resol ved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be spread upon our records, and
an engrossed copy sent to the family of
our deceased brother, also that copies
be furnished the city papers for pub
F. M. Williams, j
H. P. Peihoxett, !
W. X. Howard. )
to Property From Bain Will
De Soto, Mo., April 1. A heavy
and destructive rain fell in this sec
tion last night. It came down in tor
mats from 9 to 12 o'clock, and Joach
im Creek, which flows through this
city, went out of its banks on the west
side, flooding the railroad yards.
while almost all business houses on
Main street fer three blocks south of
Mineral street had from4 to 18 inches
of water in them. During the heavy
rainfall, the railroad company held
Aside from the damages sustained
by the many business houses on Main
street are the following losses: St.
Cluir Stave Company s plant was
Hooded and lost 200,000 staves and a
large amount of stave bolts, besides
serious damages to their works. The
house: of.J. W. Butcher and George
M. Thost, florists, were ilooded, doing
I serious and costly damage. A. .
Blank's wood, coal, lime and cei. -jnt
yards were abswlutely wrecked. His
losses estimated at $2,500. De Soto
Packing Company sustained a loss of
several hundred dollars. The stock
yardsand warehouse of Ballard Bros.,
bntchers and packers, were washed
away, carrying upwards of $1,000 in
cured meats, besides the building and
The buildings and drift wood pass
ing down were washed against the
abutment of a new 150-foot iron bridge,
weeping it away. It was washed
down the creek about a quarter of a
mile. The bridge was to have been
comnleted to-dav and perhaps turned
over and accepted by the city, the
contractor beinsr R. H. Philbps of
St. Louis. It is a total loss, the iron
being twisted and broken.
A Literary Battle .
There can be no doubt that John L. 1
Fort Scott Saloons Closed.
Fort Scott, Kan., March 30. The
saloons of the city, which have been
run openly and unmolested for three
years, were peremptorily closed this
evening upon an order from County
Attorney Sheppard, who declares that
the prohibilion law will henceforth be
strictly enforced. The 6alon men
were called to the County Attorney's
office at 7 o'clock to-night, and he
gave them formal and positive notfee
to quit. They closed up immediately.
It is expected this will open another
Heflegtlons of a Bachelor.
The devil's clothes fit him.
When a man wonders why he loves
a woman, he doesn't.
A man generally asks a woman's
advice so he can show her how foolish
Lots of men have nice, necks and
'shoulders, only it doesn't count them
New Process Which U Expected to
Revolutionize the Steel Industry.
SPRINGFIELD, O., March 29. A
dispacth from Bellaire received here
to-night stated that one oithegreatest
discoveries of tho nineteenth century,
which will revolutionize the 'steel .in
dustry in the Uuited States, if not in
the world, was tested in that city to
day before a committee composed of
the leading iron and steel workers and
experts of the country. Test-made
steel was made from common pig lorn
und nii scran, treated by what is
I r . '
known as the Hastings new process.
converting iron into steel, and cast
into sand molds. Four years ago
John B. Hastings solved the problem
and to-day the Bellaire Edge Tool
Castings Company is manufacturing
tools out of iron treated by this pro
cess with wonderful success. It
expects to place upon the market of the
world all articles made from high
grade steel. Tools upon which tests
were made bv the committee were
made from the cheapest pig iron and
old scrap. The prieess for treating
this iron is verv simple, but its effects
are very great, as is simply shown
The iron is treated in a ladle from
the cupola and run into sand moulds,
then temperod to a degree of hardness
as the case may require for usage.
By this process the steel is positively
anti-frtetion, which fact alone is one
of much importance to the great rail
road systems of the country. It
means a saving of many thousands of
dollaas to them alone in the manufac
ture of journals, brake shoes, tools,
etc., as they can be made at much less
expense, while their durability is far
greater than those now in use. One
great feature of this process of treat
ing the iron Is iron uniform in temper,
no matter how great or how small the
cast may be.
Backwater at Charleston, Mo., Con
tlnuea to Fall.
Charleston, Mo., March 31.
Flood conditions improve in this lo
cality as the water subsides. Back
water has fallen nine inches during
the day and has left many wheat
fields. Since it has turned cold it is
believed that the submerged wheat
will not be damasred more than 40
per cent, if the fall continues now.
Mnch of it will be plowed up, how
ever, and the land put in corn. Farm
ers will yet be able to put in full
acreaires, and have hopes of making
A heavy thunderstorm struck Char
leston this afternoon with a heavy,
cold wind. It is clearing to-night.
A iood storv.
There was some very entertaining
pictures of life in Washington seventy
'years ago in Stratford Canning's
I dairy and letters. "My predecessor."
i he writes, "had greatly the advantage
I over me in his collection of good
! stories. I record one of them to serve
through the town of Chandler, forty
miles east of here, completely devas
tating the town. Three-fourths of the
residences and business houses of the
town were wrecked, and several hun
dred people injured and many killed.
Darkness at once came on, and the
work of rescue is carried on under
greatest difficulties. The telephone
office was carried away, and at 10 to
night a telephone was connected with
the wire two miles this way, and a
message sent for assistance.
Up to that time Mr. and Mrs. John
Woodman, Mrs. Harry Mitchell, Mrs.
Tom Smith, Attorney John Dawson
and two unknown persons had been
found dead and fully 150 people badly
Mrs. Emery Foster and baby were
thought to be fatally hurt.
Chandler is a town of 1500 peopie,
built on a hill in thick timber, and the
mass of torn trees an wrecked houses
makes it imdossible to reach near all
of the people in the dark. On every
side can be heard groans and cries
for help, and tho scene is indescrif hie.
A large number of physicians and
other citizens have left here for the
scene with surgical instruments, drugs
and other supplies.
A latter message states that a -large
number of people known to have
been in business buildings
are misting and it is feared
thev are dead under the ruins. The
rue state of affairs cannot be learned
her out into the creek and she was
drowned. The horse got out with the
Let Them Talk.
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Apr. 1,'97.
Mr. Editor: Don't you think it is
about time for our candidates for City
Mavnr. to let the voters know what
policy cthey intend to inagurato when
elected and step forward to take hold
of the steering helm of our city offices.-
I suppose the head of the regular Re
publican ticket will advise the City
Council to sustain tho gold standard
and steer clear of the 10 to 1 measure
Full Time for the Mills.
The magic touch of the advance agent
of prosperity Is being felt by the
woolen mills far ahead of the enact
ment of the Dingley tariff.
Not a day now passes that the
newspapers do not chronicle the start
ing up of some long idle concern, or
the increased activity of a mill which
has been running on short hours. In
Rhode Island the new movement
seems to be particularly marked.
Providence dispatches announce that
orders are comming in for all kinds
of fine woolens and worsteds." It is
added that "the Weybosset mills, em
pleying some 800 hands, started three
quarters of their looms to-day on a
sixty-hour weekly schedule. ine
Riverside Mills will adopt the same
schedule In most departments. At the
Providence national worsted corpor
ations, eight large factories employ
ing 3,000 hands, the sixty-hour sched
ule is now in vogue, -and etner mills,
are prepairing to start up on full
This is cheering news for every
body but a few wrong-headed tariff
reform newspapers, which will have a
good deal of trouble in explaining S
things to their constituents. Over in-QT
Connecticut, the great woolen mil
ef Rockville, the famous Houckanuid
Springville, New England, Rock and
American, which have been running
on three-quarters time since February,
18. have now practically resumed
full operations. They employ 2,000 .
hands iu all, and make especially fine
grades of woolens. They had en
joyed a long period of prosperity,
and had' never gone on short time
nntil t-o vears asro tney succumoea
His constituents will expect him also'to the logical effects of Gorman Wil-
to stand up for a protective tariff, on
international monetary conference,
Beware of Swindlers.
We have exposed, during the last
year, many swindlers who advertise,
under the name of medicine, vile com
pounds which only increase human
suffering. To all who need a pure
medicine and blood purifier, we can
honestly recommend Sulphur Bitters.
Sullivan's account of the prize-light i
was more complete than that prepared
by Mr. Ingalls. Indeed it were trans
parent hypocricsy to pretend that Mr.
Ingalls gave any account of it at all.
His warmest admirers must admit that
in his literary contest he went down
before the brawney Sulivan, as, in
times gone by and in contests of an-
j other kind, the pugs of high and low
degree carpeted the great slugger's
triumphant rpath iwith their senseless
forms. Mr. Ingalls, no doubt, did
his best, yet he was out-classed, and
defeat now roosts upon a oneeuplifted
brow. Never- in the course of his
i A woman is never as nice to her : as a pattern of the rest. He was Sir
second husband, and a man is never Charles Bagot.
as mean to his second wife. New York j tjve manners,
etc., anything in the line of free trade
on a tariff for revenue only will be
vetoed, except in some special cases.
National-party issues must ba strictly
adhered to- in our local affairs or
else a fellow is kicked outof the party.
But thre. aw hre- other heifls who
are willing to be yoked up to pull the
public wagon. There appears the
Citizens, People's and a Reform head
ing. The Independents seem to be
satisfied with a lone link without a
head, where the Reformers have a
head without a link attached. Quite
a lot of blank paper to be paid for.
This word Reform is of a rather Jsoft
and stretching quality, and ought to
mean from bad to better, but as a
medicine it is not used very regularly
and is mostly taken once a year, and
that time is the first of January, and
then often without any good effect.
But are there in reality any issues
before the people in our city election?
None whatever. I want an office and
I must have it, with or without a po
litical party. That is all there is in
it. Personal feeling and friendship,
yes and even prejudice guides the
voter and there is no use for the party
whin. Every candidate is personally
known and has his friends and his
foes who will cast their vote accor
Hall Big as Bowlders.
Dexter, Mo.,March31. The sever
est hail-storm ever experienced in
this section struck here to-day at
o'clock. The hailstones varied in
size from a largeeggtothatof a base-
ball. Some of the largest stones j
weighed five ouncer. Window lights
were knocked out, piate glass crushed
and shingle and tin roofs were badly
wrecked. There were several small
accidents to stock and persons, but
no fatalities reported yet.
The Dingley bill is a tariff for
America, not for Europe. Thus early
is smarting up American machinery,
and such object lessons as these at
Olney ville and Rockville are the most
cognent tariff arguments which could
be addressed to the American people.
a man of very attrac
intelligent, witty and
A Household Treasure.
D. W. Fuller, of Canajoharie,
Y., says that he always kteps
King's New Discovery in the house
and his family has always found the
very best results follow its use: that
he would not be without it. if procur
able. G. A. Dykeman Druggist. Cat
skill, New York, says that Dr. King's
New Discovery is undoubtedly the best
C'ousrh remedy; that he has used it in
! his family for eight years, and it has
1 never failed to do all that is claimed
conquering careej- did Jno. L. Sullivan 'and pial bottles free at
deliver a more conclusive knok-out. j y. C. Hainan's drug store. Regular
Washington Post. size 50 cents and 81.00.
i kind. An American minister and his
wife diningwith him one day, he heard
N ! Lady Hagot, who was at some dis
Dr. j iance, say rather quickly: 'My dear
Mrs. S , what can you be doing.-
The salad bowl had been offered to
Mrs. S . and her arm was lost in
it up to her elbow. Her reply was
prompt: 'Only rollicking for an
onion, mv lad." New York Tribune.
Heigh-ho! where 'mid the grasses,
Creeping thro' scents of the sum
Hunting the low-hiding strawberry-
Heigh-he! Babies must play!
Sun in the rest.
Go to your nest!
When day is ended then
Slumber is best!
Heigh-ho! There in the grasses,
Standing waist-high, with the blue
Waiting the tryst while the afternoon
Heigh-ho! Maidens must love! .
Eyes for the test,
Hearts are confessed!
When love-dreams beckon then
Slumber is best!
Heigh-ho! There 'neath the
Lvinsr where softly the
Naught caring now how the sweet sea
Heigh-ho! So the world goes!
Hands on the breast,
Folded to rest,
When love is over then
Slumber is best.
New York Press.
Ballard's snow Liniment Will Cure
Neuralgia. It will also cure Lame
Back, Sore Throat, Wounds, Sprains,
Bruises, Cuts, old Sores. Ladies, it
will cure your back-ache. Sold at
Wilson's drug store.
Bound for the Flooded District.
The St. Louis Republic's second
relief boat on her way to the flooded
country .landed at our wharf this
morninsr. The boat is a fleet little
propeller just the craft to go out into
the countrv where the water is doing
most damage. She has five people on
board, two of whom are staff corres
pondents of the Republic. The boat
will go direct to Memphis and take
the place of the ill-fated El itio Key.
There the other correspondents will
board the little craft Echo, and the
work of rescuing and of writing up
for the Republic a full account of the
Four-Foot Rise at JeOernon City.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 1.
The heavy rain in this section last
night filled all the streams bank full.
The Missouri River has risen over
4 feet since last night and is still com
ing up, while the Osage rose 6 feet in
the same time. So far no reports of
damage have been received, but if the
rain was general in the valley of the
Osae there will be loss to the timber
and tie men along that stream. '
For the care of the. sick. How to
cure disease, its symptoms and causes,
and other information of great value
will be found in old Dr. Kaufmann's
great book: 100 pages, fine colored
plates. Send three 2-cent stamps to
pay postage to A. P. Ordway & C.o..
Boston Mass., and receive a copy free.