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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., Pollsters.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 31. 1896.
Vol. XXI No. 28
A. LITTLE ENERGY
Is What is Needed
To Make Cape Girardeau a BIk,
Growing, Prosperous and Lively
That Cape Girardeau has the loca
tion for a big city is a conceded fact.
Strangers as well as home people rec
ognize this, and strangers are as
tonished that Cape Girardeau is not,
situated as we are, the great trade
center for tb great Southeast. They
cannot understand why it is that we
have no fartories established by home
or foreign capital. They are at a loss
to know bow we can get along without
a few wholesale houses. They tse a
good, -solidly built little city. They
see a fine country surrounding -it. and
those who have been over the Sooth
east are frank in sayining we baxe the
best section of country in the State,
if ett.5.he best in the west. Toey see
our many advantage over other
towirs where the factory wheels are
humming from year to yearaod where
hundreds of men are given employ
ment. They say they caniMVt under
tand they cannot see. they -cannot
imagine why Cape Girardeau is
over looked by the anxktfts -apitiu.ist
who is seeking new fields, new indus
tries, new enterprises, in which to
place his wealth. Cape Girardeau,
located on thegrv Mississippi X&ver,
has the advantage of the cheapest,
-safest and surest outlet in the world.
Right at the door of tfie finest tim
bered country oa earth .and we have
no factory to couvert wr timber into
the thousands of different ikinds of
maachinery that is used the world over.
There must be something wrong,",
can be heard by stratgers who visit
our city. "There a st be same ob
stacle in the way that is holding your !
city back,":tys a stranger ihere look-
ing for a new location in which to
To the puzxeled inquiring stranger
we can say: There are no natural
obstacles in the way sf ths progress
of Cape Girardeau. If there is any
thing m tne way Juki there -surely s
it is unnatural. It is sl lack of bus
iness push on the part -of our own
people the citizens of our own .city
and surrounding country. Our -sec
tion of the State has never been prop
erly advertised. People who are eek
ing new homes ic the hojeof bettering
temselves have never been informed
of the wounderful resources of .South
east Missouri. The cities and thriv
ing villages are almost .unknown iut
outside of the State except to the
Post-olHee Department mjuI to a few
mail agents. We might say we .are
strangers, living in a strange land.
All this is the-fault of our own peo
ple not because our people do not
want our section to improve, but Aie
cause of their lack of energy because
they do not seem to understand how
to make a beginning in an effort to
bring our section to the notice of peo
ple abroad. They want the country
to improve, they want to nee the cities
and towns grow, but they don't know
what to do to start the wheel of prog
ress. It is not an unwillingness on
their part it is a we don't know what
.Later on the Democrat will
establish a bureau of information and:
in that we will endeavor to show our
people the way out of their trouble, j
e will lay before them the manner
to be pursued to get this section of
country prominently before the world.
We will begin this undertaking soon
after the election und in this we will
ox pert our friends and the friends of
this section of country to help us out.
A J-etter from .1. M. ItanUol.
Jackson. Mo., Ot.. 24, lr..
To the voters of Cape Girardeau
Some evil designed erso!is have
l)it':i industriously circulating the re
port, that in the event of the election
of liei iiiiai-u Goi-kol to the o'!:ee of
Sheriff of this county, he proposes to
appoint me Deputy Sheriff, and that i
am- to uisi-hai-L'e all the duties of the
office and lie is to eonii.;::e to persr.e
his iii-e.-e'H occupation. ! lieciiv most
emphatically to declare that I -would
not oxci-pt place of deputy if ,e:id-
ereii to in - X.
iiitc.-ilion was e
eli 1 eci'-.-ve
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throai anvi a!l oth
Wilson's (ii-i-.c; -ton
Effect of Bryanlam on House Rents.
The majority of those who have had
occasion to rent houses, apartments
or tenement flats in New -York this
fall have found a clause in their leases
that was never inserted before. It
runs like this:
"The rent shall be payable monthly
in advance and in gold coin of the
present standard weight and fineness. "'
A large real estate owner was asked
by a tenant the other day. after the
former had inserted the gold clause in
the regular printed form of a lease,
what the object of it was. The land
"That clause is inserted for my pro
tection in case Bryan is elected. When
yon sign a lease with that clause in
it, it means that, no matter what other
obligations yoti may be aUe to dis
charge in iiOe dollars, you must pay
your rent in dollars that aire worth
JOOc. Cf ecurse, if Bryae is elected,
gold will go to a premium, which
means that all rents will he higher.
"I wonder if the person in this town
who pay rent and inten to vote for
Bryan, thinking that ifcey would be
personally benefited by his election,
have thmght of one thisrg that would
certainty result from li:e triumph of
free silver th3 great rise of rents?
Possibly, if it were brought home to
some of Mr. Bryan's supporters in
this town that they might have to pav
double the rent they do now, in the
eveul of his election., and certainly
would have to pay intmensely increased
rents, they would think a little more
before they finally decided to vote for
him." New York Sun.
Who Will lie Hurt the Worst.
I have lifted mi- voice for thirty
years in Indiana toithe laboring man
end the farmer, aari I have had just
this message, in greenback and fiat
enoney times, and mow, that of all the
people in the workl who will be in-
jured by '.a cheap and fluctuating
money, the workuigman will be the
one who will be Ahe worst hurt. I
raised my voice in protest then, and
I do now, having- no interest in ths
world it cannot &slp or hurt me ex
cept as it helps or hurts you, and I
beg you as an American citizen, hav
ing some experience, to put away this
doctrine that a ribeap dollar will be
good for you. ft can do nothing for
you except to hurt you. Ex-President
Legal Tender Sliver,
The question which I desire to ask
you is so elementary in its character
that I scarcely feel like taking up
your space with it. Is there any dif
ference between Fngland, France and
the United State as to the legal-tender
quality coined silver, as to the
amount of debt which may be paid
Silver is legsi tender in England
for only 40 shillings in one payment.
Silver 5-franc j&eices are unlimited
legal tender in France, but the Gov
ernment does not-coin silver for pri
vate individualsa.ndhasnot eoinedany
anv since 1874. Silver dollars are un
limited legal tender in the United
States "except where otherwise ex
pressly stipulated in the contract."
but the Goverumodt does not coin sil
ver lor private inaiviauais. .New
How A Kenturklan Registered.
"How do you want to go down," in
quired the clerk, who evidently sus
pected he was in the doubtful column.
'Well," he said rubbing his chin
thoughtfully, 'l reckon you had bet
ter put me down as n fractional Dem
ocrat." "What in thunder kind is that?"
asked the startled clerk, running his
eye over his books to see if he had
anything listed like that.
.lust what its mime implies,"
laughed the registrar: '-eleven-thirteenths
Bryan and two-thirteenths
Populist. Ain't that a fractional Dem
ocrat?" Xew York Sun.
The Party of Disorder.
Mr. Carlisle has not been injured
His reputation has not
the cause in v.hi.-li the
las suffered a
against him was lu.uie
great deal, it is ci:
r.i-vaiiism that in ihc.v.
of the CMiiipaign the force
are re-orthtg io ai! sorts
Tii-'y are thivitt.-ning riol
th -y have have -,.ci.cU v.;
at its oaciJ
n;vht with but
r ( ,oVc
go i:y.:ch further?
:'.v passion Ir-hiis
tu.'iit. il.'. !- can i:o excu.-e
iug to i:i:ei-prit It correctly,
we ae iiotii)L-:'i:.k u. it;v;il ij t
ii.-.-rj-ivIed on i h'ctlou cay. !.
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THE FREE SILVER
The Frankenstein monster was constructed ay some of the most learned and
ekillfnl men of Europe. After being fitted oat with every organ, muscle. Joint,
etc., the artificially made man suddenly became active. Its creators were
highly pleased until the brute became unmanageable. It destroyed property
and killed many men, women and children before it was finally captured and
smashed to pieces. Its makers bad neglected to supply it with a conscience.
free coinage at 16 to 1 is the silver Frankenstein created by well-meaningbl
metallists like Gen. Francis A. "Walker and Dr. E. Benj. Andrews, who hate
been preaching about the evils of a single, appreciating standard of value.
These bimetallists have lost control of their Frankenstein, and Mr. Walker and
others are protesting that they meant only "international" bimetallism, ted
that they do not favor the foolhardy attempt of this country to establish free
coinage "without the aid or consent of any other nation." The free silver mon
eter has, however, got beyond tneir control. It has already terrorized capital,
dosed our mills and prodce4 much poverty and misery. It threatens not
only to paralyze all of our industries, but to force men repudiate one-half o
their honest debte. It is alco without a conscience. If not destroyed on No
vember 8, it will turn upon the sllverites themselves and crush and kill them.
Our County Koads. A Farmer to Bryan.
During the past month we have had Here's something good issued by the
occasion to travel over this county McKinley League, of Philadelphia:
in its most remote corners, and niustj SNAKE Hunter's Iu.. Scptcmlier
in justice say that the district west of (14. Dear Mister Bryan: I've been
Cape Girardeau and the district be- j redin' a good deal of joui sieeclies
between Appleton and the river have
the finest and best improved roads "tp
the county. The two overseers seem
to apply the principles of building
perminately as they go. and .every
load of gravel leaves a. substantial
road behind that is easily kept iri re
pair, lhen the hnger ooards and
water guages in both of these districts
are in place and in first-class order, J
giving the stranger no trouble to tind
We do uot know the names of those
two overseers, but they are a great
benefit to the people of this county .
We wish we could say the same of
all the roads in the county.
The Total Popular Vote.
The total popular vote of the whole
country in lwx was 11.392,(HX. In
18!I2 it had increased to 12.110.000.
This latter total indicates a popula
tion of not over yi.(Km.iH. while it is
reasonably certain thai iii l-''2 v.e had
at least fia.OOO.OW.
If we have 70,0O0,MM) now, the larg
est vote that could be looked for would
be in the neighborhood of 14,000.000.
This can hardly be exected. We
are not likely to poll thetotal possible
iod, eien uiougn me indications point i dooces wool and the other silver, fer
to an unprecedented total. j if he-s jjuin- to eoin that silver free
The probabilities are that thei-e will j thenj bv gum j want mv woo, snlln
be over 1.1,000.000 votes cast. Perhaps j fmJi er we-n down tJ that there
we may do Utter, but even ifwedojlaw fOUndery ter Washington and
not, no omer country since me oegin -
n ing of the world ever did as well.
Xew York World.
Tile Folks-Evans Case.
The hard fought legal battle between
Mrs. Folks on the one side, represent
ed by Mr. Limbaugh. and the Evans
heirs, represented by Mr. Hiiies on
the other, over the projerty situated
in the center of this city, has at last
been decided in the Supreme Court of
this State. Judge "loss io his decree,
gave Mrs. Folks (Thomas, Folk's
mother, who claimed all the iro; rty
one-third o' the realty, and the two
Evans boys one-iliiid each, th-.-ivb;.
placing e;ic:: o. tae Me::--- or. ati cq'sai
footing. Mrs. Foiics appealed from : v
tiiat d'-cree. iti:t ill.- .-Ufi-cr:v Cop.;l.t
ha- fully sustaine.i .i.itlge' i.o-sh: his 1
diidiugs an i d .-:u:i . Ur.s I c
settling oif vl th iti-.-t ta-'g! d .!) ' v
v 2" cents
about you fellers wanti:, Uncle Sam
to coin these barron silver mine own
ers' silver fornothin', and some of the
folks out West seem to think he had
oughter. But I've got it down to this I
hypothenuse- '"Whatever is fare for
the rich is fare for the pore alike."
Now I got 200 as fine fleeces uv wool
as ever cum off a sheep's back, and I
thot I would jist ask if you would ask
Uncle Sam to coin this wool into nice
Jean Pants and a few suits of close.
If he will do this fer me I think I can
make the sheep bizness pan out fust
rate, but if I got to sell this wool for
10 cents (and that sail SiPerkins says
it's bringin'). I'm agoing to mutton
the last dura sheep and play quits. 1 1
don't see why it isn't as fair fer Uncle
Sara to prepare my wool for market
free of charge as it is fer them silver
fellers out West that ownssilver mines
to git their s.:vcr prepared free, j
Xow. Mist. Bryan, if you can git I
this plank nailed on your platform !
somewhere, every mother's sun of us i
will vote for the fellers that dig silver
for a livin". But insomuch as we are
ail nephoos of Uncle Sam I think he
ought to treat us all alike and not
disquiminate 'twixt us, cos one per
. kk.k up more ,ju,.n dlt than Bill j
i.T.,nMS - nui when h.. ti,.. ,l K.i
the Fourth of July,
The Chicago Postal Vote.
Since the Chicago postal card .-ote
has resulted so disastrously to the
ko)es of free siiverites, soma of their
leaders have madeefforts toclaim that
it was not a fair test. But the fact re
mains that Gov. Altgeld himself ap
proved of the plan, and in a letter p ib
hshed in the Chicago "Uecord" over
his own signature urged his free silver
followers to avaii themselves of the
opportunity to vote. They did no.
wrien it was illscov red tnat thev
lv polling hardiy 2-1 per cent of the
!al vote, which lias sine - fallen to
low 2il per cent, theieaiiers U-gan to
y fraud. If it. had gone the other
;y they v.;iu!u not have (;;!!(! frr.ud.
-doili' s .-ate iteglster.
ill. Uelt's liiie-T;ir-iIJiiry
'-:va:.ce a Xew Theory in the Tre.it
i:t of .'.!! 'oug!:. Lain.' ate:
v.'ithoutexe s the con;
it to be.-
niiamed parts: !, -
vigor am! vitality to tht
t rgat's and reduces a
i'-h all the functions are
l-.-r i- )
ularity anu harmony.
A POPULIST KICKER.
Warns His PopolUt Friends Against
Being Too Familiar With Dem
ocrats. MlLLEKVILLE, Mo., Oct., 26, 189ti.
Editor Cape Democrat. As an
American who puts independence
above party slavery and who puts
principle above prejudice, I take the
liberty of writing these lines. There
has been an avowed enmity between
the Democratic and Populist parties
in this county since the . birth of the
Populist organization. We have
been as a nartv. a victim for their
pranks and a butt for their jokes.
They fought us until they began to
fear us. In this campaign the Demo
crats are trying to use us as a bridge
to cross a stream to the offices on the
other side. But I ask of my fellow
Populist: Have the relations existing
between the two parties in the past
been of such a nature as to make us
believe that the Democrats would
praise the bridge that carried them
Should we not rather believe that
when this campaign is over the Dem
ocrats will again turn their backs
upon us and again call us long haired
fools and wild-eyed cranks and igno
rant calamity howlers?
Do you remember the attitude of
any Democratic leader toward our
people one year ago? If so compare
it with his fawning hypocritical taffy
Is it not a mask of deceit worn by
them so as to get our help?
Are they not about to betray us with
the kiss of Judas?
Have they not already done so? .
Did they not steal our platform at
Chicago and then refuse to give us
credit for the silver plank, claiming
that they always asked for free silver?
Did not their candidate for Cong
ress refuse to accept fair propositions
from Mr. Livingston?
Did he not refuse to consider a
withdrawal until a scheme was ar
ranged as to make it impossible for
Mr. Vandiver to be drawn off?
How many Democrats flatly refused
to vote for Mr. Livingstone in the
event that he was left on the ticket?
In our own county, when we by our
actions and our words asked that
they put Fred Kage on the fusion
ticKet. uia they not refuse to do so
and ignore our wishes entirely?
Since they have betrayed us so often
can we hope for loyalty to us this
time? In fact, dozens of them in this
county to-day are boasting that they
will not vote for either of our three
men on the fusion ticket. They open
ly say that they will vote for the Dem
ocrats on the fusion ticket but that
they will scratch our three Populist
candidates. All of them have not
spoken. Some of them are very sly
and will say nothing, but hundreds of
them will vote against our three men.
I am a true Populist, but fellow
members of iny party, can we honest
ly and conscientiously vote for the
Democrats on that fusion ticket when
we are morally certain that the Demo
crats are going to knife Miller, Bowen
Mallard's snow Liniment.
Is equally as effective for animals
as for the human tlesh. As a liniment
it has no equal in the world. Every
bottle guaranteed. It never fails "to
cure Xeuralgia. Sold at Wilson's
Bryan and Wheat.
. We are still waiting to hear a few
remarks from Mr. Bryan as to the
dishonesty of the present bushel of
wheat. Because a dollar will buy
j more clothing, more fuel, more meat.
more provisions, than it did some
years ago, that dollar has been called
"dishonest" by the silver men.
Exactly the same argument applies
to the bushel of wheat which the farm
er has to sell to-day. That wheat will
buy more food, more clothing, more
fuel, more of the necessaries and com
forts of life than it did a few .months
ago. Why, therefore, iias not Mr.
Bryan awakened to the enormous in
juries which the farmers of the coun
try are "inf-ieting upon the oppressed
toilers of this nation?''
It is too late to incorpoi :.!'- any
thing or. this point into the Chicago
platform, but Mr. Bryan is stjii on
the stump, ard is about to pa-s into
Illinois, a State whose agricultural
products have rv i-m!v advanced in
price. Her:; is his opportunity f:j:
demanding popular support in a cam
paign against not only the dishonest
dollar, but the dishonest bushel of
wheat. In impassioned tones he may
denounce the iniouitv of tli" coiisiiir-
., f...t. .-, ,. ,
i in. iai mi'.i. wi!j iii.iivr- it .itii.ei i:;
skirig more for their wheat now that:
tney tnii sit;
How the Churehes Would Sutler.
There are in this country nearly 112,
000 clergymen in the various religious
communions, including both Protest
ant and Roman Catholic. These men
are intrusted with vast responsibility.
Nearly all the denominational educa
tion institutions of the United States
are in the hands of the clergy. All
these people live on fixed salaries. If
the salary, instead of being paid in
dollars equivalent to gold, as is now
the fact, should be reduced by a cut
of 47c on every dollar, what would be
come of the support of this immense
number of educated leaders of thought?
They would have to buy with only 53c
what now they aave 100c to buy with.
It would be practically cutting every
salary in two in the middle.
Besides, the churches are conduct
ing vast missionary, church building,
Bible circulation, denominational
school and many other forms of
activity. They must do it all them
selves, of the free will of the communi
cants, as not a dollar comes from the
United States Treasury. Take the
most numerous Protestant body as an
illustration, namely, the Methodist
Episcopal. The total amount of money
raised by this one Church during the
yearl8M was over $24,000,000. The.
minimum of loss entailed by the foist
ing of free silver upon this important.
Church would be nearly $12,000,000.
The same ratio of loss would come to
all our churches. Harper's Weekly..
ITa the Poor Man a Chancef
I sat, ladies and gentlemen, at the
reporters' table at the St Louis Re
publican Convention, as the represen
tative of a daily newspaper, writing
letters by which to earn my daily
bread. Xot far from me, at the same
table, sat William Jennigs Bryan,
engaged in a similar capacity. He
had then no more thought of being
nominated by bis party as its candi
date for the presidency than I had of
being nominated by my party as its
candidate for the presidency. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan was then a bar
rister without a brief; an attorney
without a client; he was so poor that
I have heard it said that if suits of
ready-made clothing were selling at
lc apiece he could not have bought
the armhole to a second-hand waist
coat on time.
He was opposed at Chicago by the
most formidable-combinatianof wealth
and political skill that has ever been
formed in American politics. There
was William C. Whitney, with his
millions; there was David B. Hi.l-
with his knowledge of New York pol
itics: there was William Russeil, latu
Governor of Massachusetts. Nearly
every great leader of that historical
organization was arrayed against the
nomination of William Jennings
Bryan. And yet, poor as he was,
against the most formidable combi
nation ever formed, by dint of the .
faculties and powers that he possessed,
unaidedr except by his own genius,
by one dazzling effort, when he saw
the opportunity he clutched it, and
obtained by one brief speech the
greatest political prize that has fallen
to any man of his years since Ameri
can civilization was established.
And yet William Jennings Bryan,
of all others, is the man who is to
day preaching to American citizens
the doctrine that opportunities have
been foreclosed to the young and
poor. Speech by Ex-Senator Ingalls.
Two I.Ives Saved.
Mrs. Phoebe, Thomas, of Junction
City. 111., was told by her doctors she
had 'onsumption and that there was
no hoe for her, but two bottles Dr.
King's Xew Discovery comoletelv
cured her and she savs it saved her
life. Mr. Thos. Eggers, 1.10 Florida
St. San Francisco, suffered from a
dreadful cold, approaching Consump
tion, tried without result everything
else then bought one bottle of Dr.
King's Xew Discovery and in two
weeks was cured. Ho is naturally
thankful. It is such results, of which
these are samples, that prove the won
derful efficacy of this medicine in
Coughs and Colds. Free trial bottles
at Haman's drug store, llegtilar
size .VJc. and !.('(.
k holder's l-;tliiu-.
Xot ice i
i-e is hereby given thatameet
the stockholders and ini orpo-
tne Cape Ciii:rdeau, Iljnom-
Pan's ii and in-
vts ir the city of Capj
-soiiii. on Thursday.
between th:; l ours
m. and ." o'cloekp. ni.,
of electing iive direct-
of 10 o'clock a
.'or the pnrpo.1
': said Comor.nv.
and for such
' come before
oiher business ;s m;i;
j.1;. :-.J. -!LI:s::;t.