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The Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
The Democrat Printing Go.
114 THEMIS STREET.
Entered at the Post Oflle at Cape Girardeau,
Mo., as second-class matter.
SATURDAY. MAY !i. l'.Mi.
FOR STATE SKNWTOi:.
We are authorized to annoumt?
THOMAS i:. GliKKX
As a eandidalo for Statu Senator from
this Senatorial District, siiliji-ct to the
division of the Senatorial Republican
nominating t-on vent ion.
We are authorized to announee
As a eanilidale for the office of ShorilT
of ai (iirariicau eountv. subject to
the action of th(! Republican nominat
We are authorized to announce
EDWARD F. KKG'KN'HAiaiT
-vs a canuiuatc lor iierill ol ( ;iit'
tjirarileaueountv. subject to the action
of the Republican nominating convention.
WHO HE IS.
Wo are authorized to announce
As a candidate for re-election to the
o!lice of Collector of Cape (Jirardeau
county, subject to the action of the
Republican nominating convention.
We are authorized to announce
A. H. liKAXT
As a candidate for the ortice of Col
lector of Cape Girardeau county, sub
ject to the action of the Republican
We are authorized to announce
G. F. SI KM KKS
As a candidate for Collector of Caie
Girardeau county, subject to the action
of the Republican nominating con
vention. FOR PKOSKIXTIXG ATTOKNKV.
We are authorized to announce
As a candidate fr Prosecuting At
torney of Cape Girardeauconnty. sub
ject to the action of the Republican
We are authorized to announce
ROHERT M. SAWYKK
As a candidrte for Prosecuting At- I
tornoy of Cape Girardeau county,
subject to the action of the Republi
can nominating convention.
We are aurthorized to announce
J. FRANK CALDWELL.
As a candidate for Assessor of Cae
Girardeau county, subject to the de
cision of the county Republican nom
We are authorized to announce
D. A. NICHOLS
Asa- candidatcfor the office of Assessor
of Capo Girardeau county, subject to
the action of the Republican nominat
Hon. I;, li. ( ahoon, of Frederick
town. Candidate lor Governor ol
Renjamin Henson Cahoon was born
at Smyrna. Kent county, Delaware,
July 7. l4t. of Scotch ancestry. His
great grandfather, John Cahoon. was
ensign (Hag bearer) in the revolution
ary war under George Washington.
His father was a local Methodist
preacher, a farmer, carriage builder
and a poor man. Henson Cahoon 's
life, up to his twelfth year, was spent
at work on the farm, attending coun
try public schools in the winter. At
twelve he became a printer's appren
tice i:i the ollice of the Smyrna ( Dela
ware) Times, where he worked until
lie was lifteen. when in July. li'd. he
entered the Union army as a private
of Company D First Delaware Infant
ry, and as such fought many battles
with the Army of the Potomac. lie
was wounded at Gettysburg and Ijo
camc somewhat deaf in the army.
Rccause of his youth (for lie was only
fifteen years old ) his father at lirst
iook nun nome. out me tirave !ov re-
Mozley defied the press arid the
prss knock his heels from under him.
)uv Johnny is the man and we are
'going to elect him to suceeed Mozley.
Congressman Mozley is a good man
but he never had any political senr-e.
This is an off year for schol
teachers who want to go to Congress.
Prof. Vandiver should consult with
X. A. Mozoley.
President Cleveland made a swevp
ing civil servieeorder Wednesday, ad
ding about IlD.OtMl positions to the
The Republican Senatorial conven
tion for this District will le held at
Williamsvil'.e, Wayne county, on the
2Sth day of July. .
There is only one Republican in
Cape Girardeau county who will
vote against John A. Snider for
Congress, and he is a crank
McKinley will be nominated on the
first ballot at the St. Louisconvention
and then in Xoverler he will Ik- elect
ed by the largest number of ballots
ever cast for a man in America.
We understand that X. C. Harrison
does not want the nomination for
State Senator. If this lie true .Mr.
Harrison should let the jvop! know
it through the public print. v
It is said that Marshall Arnold' is
training for the Congressional race.
If Mr. Arnold enters the race he will
make ihe foathers iiy from some of
the little bantam roosters.
D. R. Seibert of Jackson, has ac
cepted, over his own signature, the
challenge of Prof. Vandiver to dis
cussthe financial question and asks the
Professor to name the date and plac.
Xow we will see whether Prof. Vandi
ver was bluffing or not.
Dunklincounty has instructed for B.
B. Cahoon for Governor. If Cahoon
don't get the nomination at Springfield
he will not be many votes behind the
lucky man. It is the opinion of some
of our best politicians that Mr. Ca
hoon's chance is the best as things
uirneu me next iay to tile army am
reniaineu v.un u until at Itie early age
of nineteen he. under Grant, was at
and saw the surrender of Lee at A
1 omrade Cahoon s regiment ( Firs
Delaware) was one of the niostfamou
naming regiments oi ine i nion army
Its and his record is the highest
lieginning at Antietam, where it lost
2.'!l men. and !roinr throu-rh Freder
ami twenty omer unities, besides nu
merous small engagements. Comrade
Cahoon was in them all. Comrade
Cahoon is many times a hero. From
Appomattox until his twentv-second
year he taught a country school
? per month, reading law at ni'ht.
He was admitted to the bar and
once came to Missouri, settled An
just !i. JWi. at Fredericktown. Madi
son county, Missouri, where he has
since lived. When he landed there he
had only tj.2.", and did not know j
man in Missouri. Since then his ca
ici-r Has oeen in me nignest degree
successful, professionally and finan
cial 1 v.
He is the organizer and Past Com
mander of Post 174 G. A. R.. at Fred
He is a thorough student and a hard
worker. He has not heretofore soutrht
office. By perseverance and assiduity
he has become one of the best read
men in the State and is an orator of
great force. Mr. Cahoon is now
p"ominentIy mentioned as the Hcpuh
lican candidate for Governor of Mis
souri in 1!H. He made in IstiH the
first speech ever made in Southeast
Missouri advocating the enfranchise
ment of the negro. tor vears Com
rade Cahoon has leen the rtvognized
Republican leader in Southeast Mis
souri. He organized the party and
made the first Republican seeeh ever
made in many of the counties in that
part of the State. He is now unani
mously and enthusiastically support
ed for Governor by Southeast Mis
souri. hich has a vast variety of re
sources and comprises one fourth of
the State. He will have strong sup
port from other parts of the State. In
his section 5.KK( votes stronger than
hi.-, party. 'omrade Cahoon is an all
round man. and has met with large
success as a lawyer and orator, a
farmer and a business man. His ex
ecutive ability is of the highest order.
He is a very broad and liberal Repub
lican, anil does not belong to any fac
tion, but recognizes and stands well
with all elements in the Republican
party of Missouri. He is thoroughly
cosmopolitan at home with scholar:
and plain men. He is a brave, can
did. manly. oen. straight forward.
direct man. a devoted Republican and
patriot, and being a child of the pub
lic schools is their steadfast friend
ami defender. Indeed so ardent an
a Ivorate of education is Mr. Cahoon
that, although not a member of that
church he lately contributed largely
to the building of the new M. K.
Church (South) College in Frederick
town. The man's devotion to his
friends is wonderful. He is as tena
cious to them as he is persistent in
sticking to a cause he espouses. Roth
reflect the inate loyal and sterling
qualities of the man.
The following compliment conies
from his old home pax?r, the Dover
"The Republicans of Missouri are
trying to nominate a Delaware boy
for Governor of that State. He is a
lawyer who can saw wood. In ISIS.
B. B. Cahoon. a native of Smyrna
this county, an ex-Union soldier, who.
as a veteran, was present at the sur
render of General Lee at Appomattox.
Va.. when he was only I'.tyearsof age.
went to Fredericktown, Mo., and 1m;
gauthe practice of law. He was only
22 years of age and had studied law
and been admitted to the bar since
his discharge from the army. He was
a straight-out Republican, but just
and generous in his politics. He be
lieved the negroes should be enfran
chised and said so: he believed the
ex-Confederates should be re-enfran-
jchised. and said so. The latter was
I all right, the former all wrong, in the
i estimation of the Missouri Democrats
and they said that this ex-soklier-Re-publican-lawyer
should hot live there.
They would starve him out.
They did not know what kind of
stuff a Delaware boy who could enlist
at fifteen years of age, serve four
years, read law and be admitted to the
bar all inside of six years, was made
of. He laughed at their threats of
starving him out and told them if he
could not practice law- he could saw
wood. To prove it he bought a cord
of wood a buck-saw. and went to work.
In one day he had that crd of wood
sawed and piled up in his office. That
ended the starving out business, and
B. R. Cahoon. by his maniy, courag
eous course as a lawyer and a poli
tician, has won the good will of the
jicople of Southeast Missouri. The
Republicans are urging his nonii
nation for governor at the ip xt Re
publican State Convention."
Huuionity loves courage and despises
cowardice. Informed recentlv that to
defeat his nomination for governor
au verse parties, to poison the minus
of Republicans against lam. were
secretly circulating the report that he
was a Catholic, Comrade Cahoon in
an open letter written bv him April
I f. 1V.H. to Dr. S. A. Rates, did not
stop by simply saying he was not a
Catholic, and did not expect to be one.
but like the brave and consistent Re
publican and lover of liberty he is,
went further and also said that a man
of his patriotic descent and his own
action as a Union soldier had no need
to proclaim his Americanism on street
corners: and that he whose sole early
education was in the public common
schools: who was a teacher in them
and ever since their devotee, did not,
in order to prove he was their friend
have to carry a placard on his breast
inscribed. ! am a public school
man. He further in that letter said:
"My America n ism goes without say
ing, and must le tested not by lip ser-
, but by my past service to our
country and to its glorious public
I am ready, if need be. to light for
both, as I certain! v will against all
foreign or priestly, be it Catholic or
Protestant, interference with our poli
tics, because we do not propose to
tolerate for an instant the slighest
direct or indirect union of church and
state in this country. Yet, formvself.
1 will ever fight my political battles
openly and above board, and not as a
niemlier of any secret political society
In my judgment the Republican
party, which can certainly lie deiiend-
ed upon at all times to protect the
ountry and its public schools, and to
guarantee freedom and justice to all
men, so completely covers by its sub
lime ci-eod ail that is good in Ameri
can politics and thought, that there is
actually no excuse, es)ecially just
now, for the existence of any other
political party, be it public or secret.
I say, in all seriousness, that the Re
publican party itself embraces, in mv
judgment, all that is worthy of con
servation in our public or political
life, and it may, in the future, as in
the past, safely be depended upon to
guard all our public institutions and
our national interests, and be equal
to all our public needs.
Resides these views. I wish while de
claring I am opposed to foreign con
tract labor to emphatically sav that
I stand where Washington and Lin-
oln stood, ready to take by the hand
uny worthy foreigner who. in good
faith, comes permanently to live with
und iH'come an American citizen. I
would join his political and jiersonal
fortunes with us, and neither reward
ing or punishing a man on account of
his religion or on account of his lack
of it, I favor, in short, the largest kj-
litical and religious toleration con
sistent with the broadest American-
m. I intend ever so to stand, come
)H?rsonal failure or success. I would
rather so stand then lie tin? occupant
of the executive mansion of Missouri.
Xot so to stand is, in my judgment,
to ignore? tin? lies of the fundamental
principles for which our fathers died.
To abandon for temporary office or
success the principles of political as
similation and recognition of people
of foreign birth who come to share
our political blessing and of religious
toleration is to my mind a desertion
of what 1 esteem is the iiest in true
Americanist! as well in true Republi
canism. 1 lor one, will never abandon
either. Sooner tlian do it. i sav
ish honor, fame, glory. ri
in the United States. He who does
not espouse it does not espouse the
liest.;r Hence, McKinley and Cahoon
are right when they in effect say: '"We
are Republicans. That is enough.
We alone take our political principles
from the Republican party. We re
fuse to submit to any dictation out
side of it. Men belonging to other
parties or societies have no right to
dictate to Republicans by saying, un
less you come before us and subscribe
to what we dictate we will defeat you."
If the creed of Republicanism is not
broad enough to embraceall men even
those who claim to take their politics
from secret societies and who stand
with ciub over good Republicans and
say, embrace this or that."' when in
fact all the good they declare is al
ready a part of the principles of the
Republican party, then siu h men ought
to stand by themselves and nominate
their own tickets. Xo inside wheel
secretly moved in a secret society can
or should control the Republican
party. To ermit that will ruin any
party whose work and principles must
be all done in daylight. So to make
war on worthy foreigners who loving
our country's freedom come hen- to
work and live, is to give a Ho to the
noble principle that America opens
wide her arms to receive all lovers of
liberty who want to bitter their con
from ttus sketch, it will be seen
that Comrade Cahoon from childhood
has ever been heroic: that he has ever
had lixed convictions and the courage
to tight for them; that he is a typical
available Republican and is anything
but a time server: that he is a leader
of men and of thought and a states
man of high order and will make for
Missouri a first-class Governor.
List of Kxecutors. Administrators, Guardians and Curators who are re
quired by law to exhibit their accounts for settlement on the day and data
below named, at the May Term. 18SH5, of said court, to be beun and held at
the court house in the city of Jackson. Capo Girardeau county, Missouri,
commencing on Monday, May 11th, 18!W.
Monday, First Day May 11th. 1896.
ADMR OR HUN
Allen Thomas A
Bennett James F. Jr.
Cobble George W
Clippard Jauies C
Craig John W
( 'obble George W
'rites David Jr.
ESTATE OK WARD.
Gdn John F Herzinger heirs
Gdn Messie F. Criddle heirs
Admr Mohn Hitt
Admr Martha A Welker
Admr Joseph M. Cobble
Gdn Celis and Alleyne Malone
Gdn Ivev Craig'
(Jdn John II. Welker
Gdn ; Bennett Sebaugh
Tuesday, Second Day May 12th, 18.
Dralle Henry C
Kvans Susan F.
Ford Albert C
linger Christ AY
Hop.? Oliver II
Horivll John A
Howard V Horrci
August Boruemann heir
his own children
Dudlev Kvans heirs
Ida M" Tittle
Bertha and Fmma Feuerbahn
Sandford Hunter heirs
Pearl and Krnma D Hope
U imam K Wart
II W Howard heirs
Kmilv C Campbell
Admrs'H W Howard estate
Wednesdav. Third Day May l.tth, 8!i.
Time will prove Comrade Cahoon is
right. If tne principles of t;i : Repub
lican party do not cover ail oe.r
national needs, it will c?asj to exist.
It covers them a li embraces over-
thing good. Who ever does no: be
lieve the principles of the Republican
partyare all sufficient ami cover every
thing is simply politically wrong, in
politics loyal Republicans can not ac
knowledge a divided allegiance. The
Republican party is all in all to thou.
While good Republicans will make no
personal war on any man who thinks dif
ferently, yet they will stand faithfully
to this: '"For us th-j Republican party
is all in all to us and by its creed will
we alone conquer. That creed covers
everything good in political thought
orit CAMHllATE FOl! CHN'UKKss
The Republican Congressional i on
vention met at Poplar Bluff last
Wednesdav and did its work, and the
work was well done too.
John A. Snider, the youngest man
in the held was the choice of the con
vention and he was nominated on the
fourth ballot. Mr. Snider is a native
ol . ape Girardeau county. He is a
young man of ability, energy and
push and is one of the best election
eers and most successful vote gather
ers in Southeast Missouri. He has
held the office of Prosecuting Attor
ney of Cape Girardeau county ever
since he was old enough to hold office
and at every election ho has been
elected and re-elected with majorities
that alwavs lead his ticket.
The Republicans of the Fourteenth
Congressional District have done
well. They have selected a young
man to lead them on to victory who
is in every way qualified to do them
honor a man whose devotion to the
Republican party and Republican
principles cannot be questioned a
man whose ambition in life is to do
ngnt and climb higher and higher up
in society, in politics and honor.
John A. Snider was the strongest
man in the convention that nominated
him and he will lie the strongest man
before the jieople.
In to-day's Democrat will be found
the announcement of G. F. Siemers
of Gordonville. who is a candidate
for County Collector. Mr. Siemers is
well known throughout the county.
He is a successful business man. a
true Republican and a clever gentle
man and if nominated he will lie a
hard man to heat at the polls.
A window display in one of the drug
stores in St. Louis, Mich., has been
attracting a great deal of attention,
it consists of various poisons arrang
ed in different rows across the window,
the eyeb ?ing attracted by this placard:
'Kverythingin this window is poison. "'
Classed under this head in one corner
is a dice box, a dime novel and a
pack of playing cards. A bottle of
whisky, entwined by the skeleton of a
snake, occupies a conspicuous place.
In the center of all is perched a human
skull smoking a cigarette. Kx.
Col. Robt. G. Ingersoll, the famous
inlidel lecturer, gave a platform enter
tainment at Belleville last Tuesday
night. While he was lecturing a citi
zen of the place, Dr. Washington
West, entered the ojiera house carry
ing an xford bible under his arm.
He walked up an aisle to the stage,
where he kneeled at a chair seemingly
engaged a voiceless Diaver. ine lect
urer looked at him in a compassionate
way that exciti d some merriment, but
made no allusion to him. Finally, at
Iho request of an mtera house employe,
the Doctor arose and quietly retired
from l iie room.
Old people who require medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
rind the true remedy in Klectric Bitters.
This medicine does not stimulate and
contains no whiskey nor other intoxi
cant, but acts as a tonic and altera
tive. U acts mildly on the stomach
and bowels, adding strength and giv
ing tono to the organs, thereby aiding
Xature in the iierformanee of the
functions. Klectric Bitters is an ex
cellent appetizer and aids digestion.
Old people find it just exactly what
they need. Price fifty cjnts per bottle
at Blomever & Hainan's drug store.
Kinder Levi J
Looncv John R
Lail Thomas M
Lohrlierg Frederick A
Met 'allister Cheslev 1)
Milster C 1) and M H
Miller Mollie C
Miller William II
I.Nora J Cox
Harry T Hitt
Carrie A Richards
A X Crump
William Ingram heirs
Daniel V Milster
Jesse D Miller heirs
Uliert and Kate McGuire
Kate McGuire estate
William T Ruff heirs
Thursday, Fourth Day May 14th. 18!Mi.
Macke Charles H Gdn his own children
Morrison Xancy K Adnirx Robert Morrison
Penzel Gustav Gdn George Kromann insane
same Gdn George Kromann heirs
Peternian G W and J E Exrs William M Petermann
Reid Milton H Gdn Archie M Reid
Rose Wilhelmina (Jdn Albert J Rose
Sander John H Gdn Lydia and Emma Bohnsack
Stevenson A K (Jdn CH and II O Reid
Strong Klam M Admr Samuel A Strong
Sawyer Robert M Admr John X McXeely
Schlueter Eliza Admx Henry F Schlueter
Friday, Fifth Day May loth, 18!Hi.
Statler Gilbert D Gdn Wm K & ("has E Statler
Schonhoff Frank Gdn his own children
Sheppelmann Fredericke (Jdn Hy Scheppelmann heirs
Schmidt Louis A (Jdn Albert Winkler minor
Schlueter Andrew H Gd John S Poe heirs
same Gdn Jerry Dunning heirs
Snedekum Henry (Jdn his own children
Siemers F W H" (Jdn Henry and Rieto- Schwab
Schneider William (J (Jdn Maria Schuette
Sawyer John J Gdn. Hettie Templeton heirs
Tuschhoff Gdn Alvah Brown
Saturday, Sixth Day May ltith, 18!i.
Talley Charles L Gdn Delia and Jessie Turner
Umbeck Julius E (Jdn Ernst Umbeck heirs
Ueleke Henry F Admr Adolph Springer
Weltecke Frederick H Admr IMarv Bean
same (Jdn Sg W and E T Bean
same Admr k'olumbus W Bean
Wills Drurv (Jdn 1.1 B Wills heirs
Wilson Robert P. (Jdn jWilliam W Hobbs
Williams Harrison R. Gdn Irene B Williams
JOSEPH KOKHLER, Judge oi IVobate.
The Monetary Question.
The question of the hour is the
question of dollars. Men who own
gold mines want a standard to be
a single gold dollar. Men who own
silver mines want a silver standard.
Men who own both gold and silver
mines (there are only a few of us
left) want a gold and silver standard.
We've got a scheme. Beef
steak has gone up. If it goes
much higher nobody but the
but the Angels can reach it.
Oil is up among the clouds a
' little higher and it can be poured
on the troubled waters in the
clouds. Hides are up and
shoes may go skyward, so the
Why not make our dollars
out of rubber that s a creat
cheme then they'll stretch. It's
a pretty hard matter to make a
five dollar bill stretch over a ten
dollar purchase, and even we can't
do that for you but yet, until
rubber dollars are made we'll come
nearer to it than any store you
We'll stretch a dollar and fifty
cents so that it will cover an alC
wool knee pants suit worth a dollar
more. We'll stretch four dollars
and fifty cents of your common
silver money so it'll cover a
splendid all wool fancy chevirt or
cassimere suit to fit young men
up to nineteen years old worth
seven dollars (the suit not the
We'll strech $5.75 over a fancy cassmore suit that ouht
to cost you eight dollars and it would if this store wasn't here.
Want to stretch your money bring it here you'll think its
rubber. . ,
FAMOUS CLOTHING HOUSE,
Wm. H. Bohnsack, Jr. prop.
FINAL SETTLEM KXT. Notice is herebv rl"tl SFTTI ciift s . .
pvento all creator and othr. interested - F ?i've to ail rilltoI;7 thfL U.heb?
in t estate of Frederik. flacker, decked , tf FrTnkT HinennlS
tiiat the nmlera'Kned administrator of said tne Bd,.riinie,i admin trtoI.rVi
estate intends to make linal aettlement thereof . me BjalarttllSlrt thJr ,h!
at thenext terra of the tape Girardeau torn . ." ?t(Vm of thecfiinVPZS??!
of common 1-ieas of Cn .iirarde.o conn.v,
Missouri, to be held at the conn nonse in tne i to ni. thenrt hnnVVi-.K..:'.- JTTA..
citv of Cape oiranleaa. Mo., on Monday, May
WILLIAM H. COERVEK.
SETTLEMENT Notice is herebv
itiven to all creditors and others interested
in the estate of Frederick Brnne, deceased,
that the undersigned administrator of said
estate intends to make Dual settlement thereof
at the next term of the Cane Girardeau Conrt
of Common Pleas of C'aie Girardeau county.
Missouri, to beheld at the court house in the
city of Cape Girardeau. Mo., on Monday,
May z-'in. ira. l r. i. niii,
to be held at the court house In the city of Cape
Girardeau, Mo., on Moudav. May iitb. I
LOUIS G. HITT.
piNAL SETTLEMENT -Notice is hereby
jriven to all creditors and others interested
m the co-partnershipestate of Brune A Son that
the undersigned administrator of said estate
mtendsto make final settlement thereof at the
next term of the Cape Girardeau Court of
Common Pleaa or Cape Girardeau county.
Missonri. to:beheld at the court hoase in the
citv of Cape Girardeau. Mo., on Monday, Mar
i-.th, !;. SAMUEL HITT,