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The -Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
The Democrat Printing Go.
114 THEMIS STREET.
Entered at the Vohi Offle at Cape Girardeau,
Mo., as secuml-class matter.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1807.
The Democratic Legislature at Jeff-j A Plea for Toleration,
erson City isopposed to free eduea In his address before the Commcr.
tion. It wants the rising generation jcial Club of Chicago Lyman J. Gage,
to grow up in ignorance. It wants j who is to be a leading member of tin;
Democratic supremacy to be perpetual J Cabinet in the Mi-Kinley administni
and to vcach that end it wants public i tion. uttered some words which de
educatior. abolished. serve the widest publicity. "Wisely
ior unwisely," said he, "1 have pleud-
for toleration, for patience with misunderstanding-,
for broad citizenship
not limited to local surroundings: a
citizenship which welcomes business
success because it lends power and
influence in the larger social life, to
which duty and true happiness stand
The Curfew ordinance enacted by
the Kansas City, Kas., city council
haibcen in force in that city almost a
- year, and it has been pronounced a
Cleveland will move to j success. Rofore it went into effect
X. J., when he retires from i youngsters wf.-e frequently at play on
House. j the street s as hue as 1 and 11 at
I nigui, out Nov. w:ien trie Dig Armour
ABSTRACT OF EXPENDITURES
Of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, from
January 1st to December 31st, 1896,
Rev. Stat. 1889. Sec. 3433.
This is Worth Hendins.
For the purpose of advertising our
College we will give a thorough course !
of instruction in Book-keeping and
modern business methods by mail free
of charge to a limited number of
persons. This course will be com
pleted in fortv lessons. Class will ' Bridges.
be organized in a few days. Full Costs in Criminal Cases
particulars free upon application, j County Foreign Insurance Tax .'
Address: The American Businer-s J COUXTY OFFICER FEES AXD SAL.AKIK3.
College. Omaha. Nebraska. j County Judges
Henry l-ott. ; County Treasurer It year
The old veteran saddlerand harness ! County Assessor
maker has-opencd-a harness shop in bounty Survey
$2 924 85
1 551 66
in close social relations." "It is un- his old stand side of th'.- Planters' ! County Clerk...
The way to stup this meddling with
our educational institutions is to stop
electing Democrats to the Legislature.
. Governor Charles 1'. Johnson says
the hanging of Arthur Duestrow was
judicial murder, and now that Dues
trow is dead the people say the same
Gov. ("has. 1'. Johnson says Dues
trow was the only client of his that he
failed to keep from hanging. He has
rlf.f.(l-.0 v.'.riv mMvi.ivrs und alwavs
whistle blows ;.t 9 o'clock every 1 v, i-f- u e hliad to the dangers of the j M ill v.here he will offer for sale a job j Circuit Clerk
night they M-uiii!i.-r o;f to their homes i situation," he further remarked, aud lot of saddles, h
and go to bed. The Kansas Citv.
Kas., police have made few arrests
under the law and the offenders have
not been made to suffer the penally
in any of these cases. The police
judge has always given the boys a
lecture and let them oit. because he
thought a night sjent in jail was pun
ishment severe enough.
mess, bridles, col- 1 Clerk Court Common Flea. .
, at verv low prices ! Prosecuting Attorney
i;e pieaueu ior temperance ana charity i lars. buggies, etc
in dealing with the errors and orob- I for cash. Will :lso iln .imirinT fin I Probate Jud
his line as usual. Give him a call. School Commissioner
He also kindly requests all that know j Sheriff
themselves indebted to him in the i
old book to come and settle their
"Mil nan 'ini
Gov. Charles P. Johnson did not
even get a reasonable fee out of the
Duestrow case. lie got six thousand
dollars, all toid, and lawyers say his
services were worth twice what he got.
The hanging of Duestrow goes to
show that money does not always save
the criminal from punishment. Dues
trow was a millionaire mid in spite of
the influence of money he died at the
end of a hangman's roc.
'row. his sister.
Montana promises to become the
groat moat producing state of the
Ur.ion. She has now 3,OCO,O0d shrcp.
There seems to by something in her
mountain pastures particularly favor
able to the growth of wool and mut
ton. The air is pure and so cold in
winter that an extra fine, thick fleece
is develojied on a sheep's back. The
fleeces last year averaged 7.37 pounds
apiece- in weight, a remarkable sowing
for the whole state. The only draw
back was the very low price of wool,
but the Montana stockmen can obviate
this by breeding sheep primarily for
first-class mutton. Lamb chops are
becoming a choice delicacy. The
Montana beef industry is also assum
ing great proportions.
The hanging of
makes Hulda. Dues'
u.. , , -
mc i icucai i ouug woman in ..iissouri. j
She is now sole heir to h-r father's, j Th st,.v that aB old
estate which, it is said, will give her !,,, n,lt , ..,,
an income of twenty-live thousand
dollars per year.
It is recorded that President Cleve-
a person talk a distance
innes Dy leiepnon-'. lie was in an
office one day where there was a phone
! and it happened that he knew that at
In nil f fwil f -inH ftil 1 1 i.. .1,.n,l .. . .
- j i""""1"-" ' j tne same time his wife was in a store
prison a man condemned to durance j five miles away which also had tele
vile for three months for hard swear- I phone connections. In an effort to
ing in the District of Columbia. Un- j convince him he was shown how to
aouoteuiy a feeling of profound sym- operate the phone and was finallv in
u.c- u,uu ior me paruon. j tuced to speak to his wife. Stepping
i resiue.il leeiana remcmocring con- j up to th 3 machine, he shouted into it,
j tu .....r,.! : t , . . . :
iiiu.uwuuiikTOi "Hello, Ilanner: ' At that instant
wnicn tie himself has sulTe.vd. j lightning struck the wiry and knocked
, , r; r ; the old gentleman down, and as he
And now ou- Democratic statesmen ..,,,. , , , , , ....
. . , , ; scramoled to lus feet he exclti-d v
" . : , " ' ."' I yelled: "B-go.sh. that's her
Ball law. Ih.s is the law that gives j tilm.. That.s Uaaner u). ve...
townships owing railroad indebtedness :
two-thirds of the revenue from saloon j
,. -ne to helo oar said indi-)i!i'iliuw i
T .v..al of this law would lu an l". ithe UnitcJ Statw
. justioe in the tak'pfyors of Capo Gir-
If the five distribution of seeds by
ment is to hi continued, as seems
I . 1 ..Lt.. .1. ... . 1 ..... . .
, . i- i ' 1'iooiioi", men some uener iia:i oi
-ararde&u township who voted to com-1 ' .. .. , ,
... ., , , , . ... ! sending out the packages ought to lie
promise their railroad debt with the
understanding that the saloon license
v.vas to help pay off the debt.
hit upon than leaving it all to the
j congressmen. Members of congress
have other things to do than sending
.. . out seeUs to their constituents. The
tJv 1S , thU, Jrr' condition, of the country have cha..-
fWjlM,rl U'U'r' Ash Wednesday 1 di8tl.iblltlon
T.s March 3, and Luster Sunday. April ,aw was Ina ,e ,hat now ,ess than h;. ,f
1. is almost as late as it- can possibly yoteM &re ..um,,.;,. What
co'Tu. ! n' r ;r': v come as canvas
lems of the day.
This is the true spirit unquestion
ably to bring to the consideration of
the great questions of the time. Mis
understanding should be corrected,
errors enlightened, and the causes of
discontent removed wherever this is
possible. It is the spirit of Jeffer'
son's first inaugural, which Alexan
der H. Stephens coupled with Lin-
coin s second auurcss i.:: a s::;i:iar
occasion as the two greatest deliver
ances ever emanating from any Presi
dent. JUlerson reminded his hear
ers that difference of opinion is not
necessarily a difference of principle,
saying .now mat tne election was
over "we are all Republicans, we are
an federalists. lie tooic occasion
further to remark that "error of
opinion may be tolerated where reason
is left free to combat with it."
Of course the duty of toleration is
reciprocal. To do anything in the
way of lessening the asperities of
politics it must lie displayed by both
sides. J f the elements which elected
McKiuley are the only peopl: who do
the conceding the reign of universal
harmony in mid-election periods will
be a long way off. Such amity would
be as hallow as were the compro
mises of the generation before the
war, in which very nearly all the sur
rendering was done by the anti-slavery
men. If we declare "we are all Mc
Kinley men, we are all Dryanites,"
the idyllic condition would still bo far
off unless the other side respoi.ded in
a similar spirit. However, it is er-
haps the duty of the winners to take
the initiative in this work of restoring
harmony, though in order to make
the concord effective the losers must
show some semblance of appreciation
for the friendliness displayed. Toler
ation in politics is a noble attribute,
yet, unless it generates a like feeling
in the party to which it is diiwted, it
will accomplish little in tne wav of
remedying the nassions and pr.'iu dices
1 745 87
counts by cash or ncte. Mr. Pott has
been very easy on all those that are
indepted to him and the foregoing
request is not out of reason.
5 371 92
1 504 62
1 192 80
I Am I'ronU.
To say froM p- r :;.:;! osp'.rience
that Sulphur Bitters, which adver
tisement will be seen in another col
umn, is tlw best spring and blood
medicine to be found. It is prepared
by an honest firm, who scorn to use
cheap and worthless medicines, bu
use the best that money can buy.
Medicines, etc., for prisoners...
! Petit Circuit Court. . .
Petit Common Pleas.
The St. Louis '
Only 50 Cents a Year
The Great Free Sifter Paper.
The losl-l)lHpatcli Is the only Metro
politan Paper That C hampioned the
J-'rct silver Caufte In advance ol ths-
Nuralnatln: Convections. It Standi-
l'at for Vree sliver, lor Western
Menund M ensures, lor the People
Against the Political liows, Pluto
crat Combines, TruHl and Cor
. 335 20
ttrr W V
March 22 n-l 1-t.y as April 25. It
depends, everyone knows, upon the
pL.ii-. oS of iho moon, but the rule .;f
co..:;;t;tatio:i is r.ot generally known.
Easter Sunday is always the Sunday
that follows thi' full meou immediate
ly following the spring equinox
(Maivh 21). 'f the inona full i i Sun
day, E.it,;r is tlie Sunday ; . x f :!:-.
if th.- wliaL- aci'laily .-fallowed .Jo;
miii and vxinile.l hi:ii u; :i t lit third
day, then under !lw ohi dispensation,
the believers to thai elect were saved,
but if the Abbot dispensation lie the
true on'' and the old was only a " par
alogical " affair, then the saved ones
in heaven are not now in correct po
sition and will have to emigrate and
give placs to the Abbotitcs, unless
the statute of limitation applies a to
possession. If both dispensations are
wrong but have been held under "col
orable title," then we may ail have to
compromise at that midway station
do n erchants, n.amtfacturcrs and
professional men want with grain and
vegetable seedy The right way would
lie for those who want the s'ed to
Write to the agricultural department
i themselves, certifying that they are
bona Side farmers and that they want
' the seed for actual use. Asa matter
of fact, the necessity of the scattering
i by the United St::tcs government of
1 seeds through the length and breadth
! of tlii land no longer. exists at all as
, i :i-el ; do. Sire' there are plenty
if .-e-.:Maen in nearly all parts of the
i .i.ttion fully up to the times and ready
; to furnish the best and freshest seed
! at reasonable prices. So far as pos
! sible this business ought to lie left to
; go through the regular channels of
A clergyman in a South
was called to perform a
ceremony iu a poor whit.- settlemen.
After the knot was tL-d the ni.-ither of
the bride placed before the guests re
freshments in the form of rye whisky.
The pastor, by virtu." of his ollice as
a christian minister, remonstrated
with her for-thus starting i:i life the
lew coupio. me moiner, a large
woman, about a foot taller than the
- micifcer, placing her arm akimbo and
looking him straight in the eve, said:
"Look a 'yere, Mister Preacher: ycr
kiia yore to marry this ycre couple;
yo've married this yere couple. Now
How They Treated Chaunccy.
! Chauneey M. Depew says that he
; has had personal experience in seek
j ing ollice -not for himself, however,
j but for others from every 1 lepnbiican
! President. He says that Mr. Lincoln
would always listen attentively to
j what he had to say. and then tell a
rn state j fllnny story. On his way back to the
marriage ! .. o.;.,v ..v...- iv,,. i-,.,.
finally see that it landed his candidate
way out of sight.
i ;'!). Grant always received an ap
plication for ollice as toasts to the
It .has. long been a custom in this
State for the Governor to. give a
ondemned criminal a respite for
hirty daysv Gov. Stephens would
have carried out this custom in the
Duestrow case had he been a brave
man. But the press and the people
were craying for Duestrow's blood
and Governor Stephens was too cow
ardly to say to the executioner:
"Stop! You must not hang a crazy
man till the highest tribunal in the
country says hang he must."
I memory of Washington are drunk
I standing and in silence.
President Hayes listened for awhile.
t1:i" !re'. j -lit into lamentations that
the :.tte!.tion of the President of the
United states should lie diverted from
the great affairs of state to distribute
patronage. Then he would make a
memorandum in a little red book,
which was to remind him not to do it.
Gen. Garfield would put his arm
around your neck, tell you how much
he loved you and tbet: forget what you
had asked of him.
President Arthur would listen with
polite attention to all you had to say:
then refer you to some man in New
York whom you were never able to
!.,... :.l..t w..,.,.;,.,. -,.., ii, I .Isckev. Mr. Martha McCaMin, Misaltdl
" "0, -w- I McMiUi,.MisBertli Morgon, Mrs. Mollie
into his chair until you had presented f Perks, thas. K.
the claims ol your candidate, and then
chanire the subject.
Maj. McKinley's methods have not
been discovered. Chicago Record.
The Triumph of the UK.
Yesterday's hangings of Due
trow in Union and of Schmidt and
Foster in Clayton bring out two truths
with tolerable clearness. The Uvst is
that though punishment in Missouri
as elsewhere may not always -follow
crime as quickly as could Ins desired,
it usually comes sooner or lalvr. In
the Duestrow case three years mid in
that of Schmidt and Poster on year
elapsed iielween the murder and the
execution. It should lie remeiiibuivit.
however, that in the former icstam.-e
all the resources of obstruction which
zeal and professional dexterity could
devise and employ were put in
The other truth which one of the
executions makes plain is that money
can not always defeat justice, it de
lays justice frequently, as it did i:i the
Duestrow case, and sometimes dilutes
or disarms justice by either making
it disproportionate to the offense or
by securing immunity for the offender.
Where the crim j isjheinous and clearly
proven, however, money seldom pro
vents punishment. Where it prevents
it at all is in the cases in which delay
dulls the edge of the public w rath or
by the interposition of quibbles or
technicalities which sharp lawyers
devise or discover. The instancas of
these miscarriages of justice, thocj;h,
are far fewer than the public imagine.
This Duestrow matter will always
hold an important place in Missouri's
criminal annals. The legal talent
which the prisoner's wealth enlisted in
his behalf made the trial notable for
the vigor and skill with which the
defense was conducted, and the prompt
ness and adroitness with which bar
riers were placed in the law's pa":.
But in the end money and profession
al ability availed nothing. ! f neither
had existed punishment would have
come sooner or later if each had lieu a
many times as great. The lessin
which the Duestrow case teaches stands
out upon the surface. In Missouri at
least crime brings its punishment re
gardless of the station and the condi
tion of the criminal. To millionaire
and to pauper offenders equal justice
is meted out by outraged law.--Glob -Democrat.
List ol Mail Mut'.ei
Bcmaiiiing uncalled lor iu the osl oitav ol
i Cajic Uiranlcaa, rounty of Cajie liiranlcao.
State of Minsuuri. for the week t;iicl:ii
February 15, IsT.
Anderson, It Is. Ha-ift Mrs. Simnn
larrar, Jolm K.
Pernons calling for any of the above Idler
will please say "Advertised," giving date of
the list. If not called for within two weeke
they will be sent to the D?ail Letter Office at
Washington City. W. V. LEECH. P. M
Court House supplies I'll 10
Court House repairs 1 043 2!
Court House janitors salary - 230 00
Cape Girardeau Court House supplies 120 IK)
Cape Girardeau Court House repairs 19 45
Cape Girardeau Court House janitors salary 150 25
Cape Girardeau Court House fuel and lights 77 70
Express, freight, postage, etc 134 74
Erroneous tax refunded 60
Fees Boacd Equalization , 6 00
Fuel for Cirt House - 63 25
Justice of the Peace Docket 6 00
Mo. Reform School - 52 66
Night Watchman 12 50
Purchase of Ileal Estate 1 OW 00
Premiums Co. Farmers Inst 20 00
Premiums S. E. D. A. Fair 150 00
Kock and Cluard jail prisoners 25 00
Sprinkling Public Square 30 00
Yon wiif Hud the WEEKLY POST-DIS-
PATCII im!iiicnfiable during tie Tear 1S!7.
The year IV.iT is sroing to be b'imlal ol interest.
The iiicomin of ttie MeKlnley Administration,
with a new Congress, elected uiKiri a gold plat
form, means legislation of a kinl that will
vitallity interest e;erv newspaper reader in the !
country. aia e.jeeiaiiv 10 ine wes. anu soutn.
Speeiai ataentiun will b paid in tile-WEELY
POS'i'-DlSI'ATCII to this news ar national
rnaracter, and it will be disenssed editorially
from the point of riew of the West and South
as contrasted with that of Wall stret.
The campaign for free silver will go on
in 1S!'7, and nothing can do so raah to heip
along the campaign of education as a news
pa)ier like the WEEKLY PoST-WSPATCII .
This is shown in the tact that in &bsouri and
in every other locality whre the POST-DISPATCH
has a larxe eirrnlation, tie gains of
Democraey anil In-e silver were at sweeping
The POST-DISPATCH deserves ee tnpport
of all Kn-e Silver Democrats because of the
great flgh' : made in the recent csupirn for
Democratic principles and the J-inocratic
ticket. Hence the 1-ree Silver men every where
shonbl rally to its ii)ort by sending In their
subscTiptioh and inducing others to- saliecribe
From tbe Poplar Bluff (Jfo.)
The I'oNDistiatrh ilid mi".ri- in the pesent
Chinpnigri l'r the ranse of thv lii'-irEftaet. nie-
haiee. istmer ain ialioring ina- thiiii any other
paper i the State. It will always .V valuable
ac!i!sitk.ii to mi cla.-s ni :ni-.'i. ami will be
repaid a thoisan.ltirr's lor the good: done it
was thriven tbe Post tiiat many frands were
eNtsed wiiich woM otherwise hore gine mi
notice: by tlie Aiaeriean presH, ajid it alone
v'.'ii.iIh wi'lilinit a ri r in America t-dav. Tbe
l.-t-Dipalell is :Ie paper lor th jvle
From tieCarrollton (111.) Gazette.
The St. Lonis itevnblic fooled im one in the
campaign that rioted on Tuesdty last. Its
milk aiHi" water tnpport lor llryati was very
apparent to the ru.t rnreiiss oiisepvj-r.
From the ipringfildfMo.) Chroni
cle. 1 11. Vr.ineis1 ear-marks will rrnpont in the
St. I.otli l.'epoh'ic oicabSio;ily at, long as be
owiib thelslieeiif t.tock.
I: aihiition t ail tbe news and the cream or
pobl'ii! iImcus-moii, the Weekly Post-Dispalch
contains tbe best editorials in the Daily Post
Dispatch, Seort St Ties, a h- lpliil Woman'
lA'pcrtment, liikssip Ationt .Men ned Women
Who Attain Prominence. Political Cartoons
and Pter.ty of Fun arii linmnr
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Db. Echprbxtb' Hoiteopathic Mahuu.
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Poor persoaj supplies.
Scpplies, it-rjairs, etc..
Erroneous Tux refunded. .
Ptij of Ovei-scers
I lend work and repairs...
Koud graders-, etc
Road Tax oi l9ii
Road Juror fees
Road Gomrtuwioniifl's fees.
1 &) 90
1 114 54
4 12t 09
2 612 62
Interest coupons paid . . .
NetM bond i-.-inerw."d
6 143 tW
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STATISEKY COCXTY OFFICES.
Co.T!). Pleiad t'ourt
County Surveyor. . .
State- University and Sti3larship.
Witnetties before Grant1. Jury
Total Expeukitures... 44 192 33.
By order of the va-'iaty Court. thi 6th day of February, 1897.
WILLIAM PAAIV Cunty Clerk.
WITHOUT A PEER.'
Will practice In all the court
all huflreas entrusted 'ohlrr.
and attend to
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read it for raany years, of the Twiee-a-week
and this is the unanimous verdict of
its more than half a million readers.
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