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The Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
Ttie Democrat Prlntlna Co.
114 THEMIS STREET.
Entered at the Post Offle at Cape Girardean,
Ho., as second-class matter.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31. 18
'.VILLI AM M'KIXLKV.
For Vic; President.
GARUKT A. HOB A IH".
ROHKRT. K. LKAVIS
For Lieutenant Govirnor,
A. C. PETTI.IOHX.
For Supreme Judye.
R. II. and Warehouse Commissioner,
For Secretary of State,
W.M. P. FREEMAN.
JOHN' G. BISHOP.
For State Treasurer,
JOSEPH F. GMELICH.
For Attorney General,
For Electors at Lare,
B. B. UPTON and JOHN B. HALE.
For Judge St. Louis Court of Appeals,
R. E. ROMBAUER.
Judge Kansas City Court of Appeals
JOHN A. SNIDER.
For State Senator.
THOMAS R. GREENE.
JOHN J. SAWYER.
For Common Pleas Judge.
EDWARD W. FLENTGE.
For Prosecuting Attorney,
EDWARD D. HAYS.
J. FRANK CALDWELL.
JOHN E. COTNER.
For County Judge District No. 2
F. B. MEYER.
For County Judge District No. 1.
, . For Public Administrator.
.. . JULIUS E. UMBECK.
We Are authorized to announce
F. A. KAUE,
As an independent candidate for the
office of Sheriff of Cape Girardeau
Watch the free silverites.
The campaign liar is at work. Look
Otii for him.
Vote the Republican county ticket
without a scratch.
Be sure you are right before you
scratch your ticket.
Ben Gockel will make us a good
Sheriff. Vote for him.
For Sheriff, Ben Gockel is the man.
Give him your vote.
Vote for John J. Sawyer for the
Legislature. He is our friend.
Vote 'er straight. The Republican
ticket is good enough for anybody.
Let no Republican scratch the name
of a good Republican on his ticket.
One week from next Tuesday Bryan
will 1)C given a grand black eye.
McKinloy, Iw:s. Snider, Sawyer.
Gockel and balance of the ticket.
The colored man who scratches the
Republican ticket is a traitor to his
A vote for John J. Sawyer w:ll be a
vote for the right man for the legis
lature. A vote for Ben Gockel will be a
vote for a man who will make a good
The Democrats use rotten egifs and
rotten money. The Republicans use
Judge Ross has the age and the ex
perience fo make a good Judge. Vote
Vote for Snider for Congress and
you will Ixj voting for Republican
Electioneering at or near the poils
strictly prohibited by lawand judges
of election should see that the law is re
spected. It is in their power and it is
t.V'ir duty to see thai the law is t-r.-u-rceJ.
One week more and the agony will
be over and McKinley will be the
Scratch everying but the Republican
ticket should be the motto of patriot
ic voters this year.
The Republican in this county who
will scratch his ticketis not on friend
ly terms with his wife.
Let Old Glory, sound money and
patriotism be your guide and you will
vote the Republican ticket.
Vote the Republican ticket and then
you will know you have performed
your duty to your country.
If John A. Snider don't defeat W.
D. Vandiver for Congress it will be
because of his own lack of energy.
The Philadelphia Pi-ess remarks that
the only thing that gets no show this
campaign is the grass in Major Mc
Kinley s front yard.
The Republican platform this year
advocates no policy that was not in
full force in the prosperous times of
A vote for McKinley means a vote
for the people. A vote for Bryan
means a vot3 for the rich silver mine
Ex-Congressman Arnold has not
been heard from for some time. His
free silver patriotism seems to befool
The Democrat who is expecting a
Government appointment under Bryan
had as well be looking for the end of
The gross insult of Carlisle by his
Kentucky friends will cost the Bryan
ticket thousands of votes all over the
If the President of the United States
would attempt to deliver a sound
money speech the Bryanites would
All good citizens should listen to
the political speakers. It will do no
barm and there is always something
to be learned.
Secretary Carlisle was insulted at
his old home in Kentucky. The Pop
ocrats thew rotten eggs and tried to
do him bodily harm.
Don't forget to scratch your ticket
and be sure that you scratch it right.
The right way is to scratch everything
but the Republican ticket.
There are four Populists on the
Democratic ticket, in this State for
Presidential electors. ' The Democrats
will never vote for them.
The Democrats claim that F. A.
Kage carries the colored vote of this
county in his vest pocket. Next Tues
day will tell the tale.
Don't you believe that the colored
voters are going to scratch their tick
ets. The colored voter knows what
party has been his friend.
The men who threw rotten eggs at
the Secretary of the Treasurer are lh
kind of men who want to run this gov
ernment. Turn them down.
After the battle of November 3rd
we will have better times. The voters
will vote for better times and cf course
thev will vote for McKinley.
Let the Republicans vote straight.
There is no excuse for scratching. It
is principle and not men we should
consider when we go to the polls.
Prof. Vandiver will be able to give
the Normal students some lessons in
political economy from personal ex
perience after the 3rd of November.
The Populists are the voters who
will do the scratching this year and
the Democratic candidates are going
to get it where the chicken got the axe
Our business men say they will be
glad when the election is over. Most
of them are for McKinley and sound
money and of course they are expect
ing better times.
One of Mr. Bryan's curious ob
jections to the gold standard is that
"the dollar will buy more and more
ali the time." Isn't this rather a good
thing for the man with the dollar.
The PopulNts of this county are get
ting their eyes ojien. They see now
that they are beingused as the cat used
the monkey. We have been telling the
Populists all along that the Democrats
had no use for them.
Bryan N a great man. e has
made a reputation for himself that
will make him in demand as a
ringmaster in some big circus. He
has the vokv and the wind to manage
a hr-j ring circu.
A vote for John. I. Sawyer will be a
vote for the right man. We know
that Judge Sawyer is our friend. We
don't know the other fellow don't
know what he would do if elected.
Vote for Mr. Sawyer.
Republicans should keep their eyes
on the Democrats in this county from
now on till after the election. They
hogged the Populists and they are
watching for a chance to hog the Re
publicans. Watch them.
After McKinley is elected capitalists
will begin to look out for chances to
invest their money. The stacks of
gold now secretedaway will be brought
out and given airing and business will
start up all over the land.
Charles P. Johnson, the great crim
inal lawyer of St. Louis, is out making
Democratic speeches. Mr. Johnson
is the defendant's attorney in near
ly all the cases in which parties with
a diseased brain figure.
That Populist letter from Mllle.-s-ville
seems to have stirred up a stink
in the Democratic ranks. The letter
is a true statement of the situation in
this county and it should be rend by
every Populist in the county.
In the poll of the Sound Money
Democrats in Missouri, CajKj Girar
deau is given only onehundred votes.
That does not do Cape Girardeau
county justice. We have more than
one hundred true Democrats in this
Nearly all the colleges have been
heard from and they are for McKinley.
The most important college however,
will not be polled until after election.
But the Republican managers are not
worrying about what the results will
be in the electoral college.
Every indication is now favorable
for the election of the Republican tick
et in Missouri. If the Sound Money
Democrats poli one-half the votes in
this State they claim they will poll
Missouri will be redeemed from th
rule of bourbonisra.
Bryan's moral code was trotted out
for inspection at Brainerd yesterday,
when he commended employes for
wearing gold badges if necessary to
hold their jobs, so lonsr as they ulti
mately voted for him. And yet he
prates unceasingly about courage and
honesty in politics.
The voter will have to be careful
with his ballot this year. There are
eight tickets on the ballot inthis coun
ty and the voter should remember that
he must do all his voting on one tick
et. This will leave seven tickets for
him to scratch and if he wants his vote
to count he must not forget to scratch
We said right after the ltepublican
county convention that the ticket nom
inated was not as strong- a- ticket as
could have been nominated and we
are still of that opinion. We said
also right after that convention that
we believed the Republican' ticket
would be elected because the opposi
tion ticket was a weaker ticket and
we are of that opinion still.
In when Mr. Bryan was cam
Daii:ninL' for free trade he told wage
earners that prices were too high
that their money did not buy enough.
In 1S!W while camjaigning for the free
coinage of silver Mr. Bryan declares
that the dollar bnya too much that
it is a two hundred cent dollar.
Which of Mr. Bryan's contradictory
argumunt are the people to . believe?
If the Republicans carry Missouri
our Monroe Seibertwill returnto CaM
Girardeau and attempt to re-organie
the Democratic party. His first move
in that direction will be to cut loos
from the Populists. Mr. Seilert js a
Democrat and he does not believe in
the isms that the old party hitched on
to this year.
The contest this year, my country
men, if it results in a victory for the
Republican party, will not be a mere
nartv victory, but a victory deeper
and broader and more significant than
that, for it will represent the votes of
men of all parties, who unite with the
Republican party in the patriotic pur
pose to preserve the honor of the
country. William McKinley.
Americanism and the best interest-
of all the jeople are the keynotes of
Major McKinley 's masterful address
es. J.ne tree sliver canuiuaie meai.-
while keeps trying to create a class
sentiment and to stir up turmoil. Pa
triotic Americans know fill! well which
is the better sentiment to follow and
will cms; their votes accordingly No-veP'in-r
After thorough, inquiry in all the
stales, the X ;w York Herald publishes
a table of estimates, showingthe pruh-
abio result of the election for congress- i
men. and the probable division of t-:i-
hoii"e of representatives iii the i-ifty-;
fifth congress on the free sliver iss:-. i
The total numlier of representatives is j
.T,T. and the Herald's estimate di ides j
them po'.ietically as follows: Kepul.:i-
can. Democratic. 127: Popr.'.i.-:. j
The financial division is given by the j
Herald as follows: Sound nior.ey. j
21V. l'r-e Silver. 141'. This indicates: j
a Republican majority over both;
Democrats and Populists of Hi. and !
Sound Money majority of 7:5. j
The report being circulated about
J. M. Randol being Deputy Sheriff if
Ben Gockel is elected is without founda
tion. Mr. Randol was Deputy Sheriff
four years and he has been Sheriff
four years. He is not aspiring to any
office this year and he would not ac
cept a deputyship w?re it tendererd
him. If Ben Gockel is elected Sheriff
he will select his deputies himself
without the advice of the men who
sem to be taking so much interest
in circulating stories calculated and
intended to do him harm, and Judson
Randol wili not be one of those dep-
A rii-itet seller in a theatre om e
t-.v:;e.i a parrot that was quick at
learning to repeat the phrases he
hear:;. Thus, among other thing,
iie was soon able to exclaim: 'One
a: a time geiitieman! one at a time,
pleasv!'" For this sentence was con
stancy in the mouth of his master.
The ticket man went to the country
for a summer vacation and took the
educated parrot along with him. One
day the bird got out of his .cage and
disappeared. His owner searched ali
about for him, and finally toward
evening found him despoiled of half
his feathers sitting far out on the
limb of a tree, while a dozen crows
were pecking at him whenever they
could get a chance. And all this
time the poor parrot, with his back
humped up. was edging away and
constantly exclaiming: 'One at a
time, gentlemen, ono at a lime
please." Harper's Round Table.
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THE WAGE-EARNERS GAMBLE.
A Foolish Proceeding- for Men Who Toll
for Their tiring.
Wage earners should not gamble with
their wages. Certainly they should not
do so when the dice are loaded against
them, and it is a case of "heads I wt4
and tails you lose." He can win nothing,
but may lose much, if he gambles with
the silver mine owners and takes tips
from the free silver politicians.
jfo silverite claim that free coinage
veoiild raise actual wages. The molt1
they say is that the wage-earner wuM
not lose much Id the purchasing power
of his wages and that he would be likely
to have steadier work when the "more
money" period is reached. Per
But what should most concern 1
who exchange labor for dollars is that
their dollars should not shrink in value,
Looking at the question in the light of
history and of reason, it appears practi
cally certain that the sixteen to otw
fuss coinage dollar would parch a only
about half as much as the present dol
lar. The Mexican dollar is a free coinage
legal tender dollar which contains more
silver than would ours, yet it purchases
only half as much as a gold dollar. This
is true of all other free silver countries.
Everywhere the Talue of the coin is
measured by the ralue of the bullion in
If the price of silver should rise to
$1.29 an ounce in gold, the wage-earner
would neither lose nor gain by free
coinage. If, as is certain, the price does
not rise but little or not at all, then the
wage earner has lost half of his wages
until he can by threats and strikes in
duce his employer to raise wages. His
own and his family's food, shelter and
clothing are at stake. He gambles with
them when there is nothing to be won,
but probably poverty and starvation If
he loses. Will he enter into such an un-
A Serloas Experiment.
The f rre coinage of silver and the sub
stitution of a new unit and measure of
value for the existing one in the busi
ness transactions of the country are
not an ordinary experiment which can
be safely tried to-day and abandoned
to-morrow if found injurious, because
the immediate consequences of such a
step would be so far-reaching and so
enduring that they would continue to
be felt for years after the policy had
been reversed. It is incumbent, there
fore, upon those who insist up
on the adoption of this ie
olutionary policy to show plainly
and conclusively in advance not only
that it would result in no injury, but
that it would be positively beneficial,
for if not positively beneficial the
change would at least be wholly use
less. This cannot be done by appeals
to the excited posrions and prejudices
of the people, by attempts to array ono
class of our citizens or one section of
our country against another or by loose
and extravagant statements unsup
ported by facts and reasons. The ques
tions involved are too serious, the inter
ests to be affected are too large, and the
common sense of the people is too
strong to justify or even excuse this
course of treatment. Hon. John G.
Does your dollar buy too much?
Has t!::- .i.nney which the farmer gets
fer his ci-e;;s too grcnt a purchasing
power? Is there anyiiody who prefers
dollars which will buy fow things to
those which ran lie exchanged for many
things? If o. you can easily be ac
coniniodafpd with cheap Mexican dol
lars. Now, i'o:.'t all speak at once!
....The Pr;. an free coinapr purty
wishe" To ilftroy our present mone
tary system. It, wishes to replace it
with a standard money of silver clollnrs
where every dollar would be worth orly
the silver it contains namely, 50 cents.
Dp you prefer our present dollar worth
100 cenjs 'or ,a silver standard u6uar
worth only 50 cents?
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