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The Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
The Democrat Printing Go.
114 THEMIS 8TREKT.
Entered at the Poet Offle at Cape Girardeaa,
Mo., aa aecond-claae matter.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1897.
December wheat went up to one dol
lar in St Louis last Saturday.
This is the kind of weather that
pleases the dry editor of the Jackson
Millionaire Pullman disinherited
his two sons because they smoked
A young woman down in Dunklin
county wants to trade her bicycle for a
Poplar Bluff is a good little town
but it will be a long time till it can
'show up with Cape Girardeau.
Tuoru la uu!j uuu iiia ii in Southeast
Missouri who is reckoned as a million
aire and he resides Scott county.
The editor of the Dunklin Democrat
is one of the editors of Southeast Mis
souri who works hard for his county.
The Populists of this Congressional
District will again put a man in the
field for Congress. The Pops never
If Spain wants to tight Uncle Sam
will meet her anywhere under the sun.
Uncle Sam'has whipped bigger nations
' In New Madrid county candidates
for county officers are already making
themselves known. Xew Madrid is a
Democratic county, of course.
The doctor who does not believe in
the antitoxin for diptheria is a back
number and the parent who employes
him is not an affectionate parent.
The Baptist Churches in the country
towns are three months behind wi'h
their business. They can't find water
enough to dip their new recruits in.
Major William Warner is not a can
didate for a position at Uncle Sam's
pie counter. He has a good law prac
tice and he has concluded to take care
There is some talk about Judge Fox
resigning his Circuit Judgeship. We
hope there is no truth in the report.
Judge Fox is one of the ablest Jurists
in the State.
The editor of the DeSoto Facts and
the editor of the Scott County News
boy are poking fun at each other.
Their readers are wondering where the
laugh comes in.
Bryan is going to deliver a nunibf r
of live hundred dollar speeches in
Ohio. Bryan wind osts money and
the Democrats who hire him hayo to
pay sound, vyr t00
The lidfe? the time for the Ohio
election the higher the price of wheat
goes. Republican success means fi
nancial conlidv.':jce and suchcontideuce
' mu:ius good prices for farm products.
The Supnine Court of gr.-snd iu
MU.-.ouri 1: is iVviiled thai poultry
running at large is wild game and
thai the party on whom they
trespass has a right to kill the same
Our Southeast excharjes should not
put too much confidence in what Jodie
Flynn says. There was no truth in
his story about the colored policeman
beating a white man over the head
with a club.
Twenty-five people lost their lives In
a railroad accident at Harrison, Xew
York, Sunday morning. An express
train plunged into the Hudson River
and twentv-five people went to the
bottom in the cars.
The man Chas. Albright who was
sentenced at the October term of the
Mississippi County Circuit Court to
hang on the 3rd of December, will not
hang on that day. His attorney has
appealed to the Supreme Court.
The railroad business in the Circuit
Court at Benton has kept the court in
session lonsrer than a term of court
usually lasts in Scott county. Louis
Houck has been holding all the legal
brains of the whole Cotton Belt sys-
tern at bay for several days.
L. H. Davis came up from his Ala
bama home a few weeks ago and went
to Jackson and joined the Catholic
church. There must be a big law suit
dewn in an Alabama Parish that Mr,
Davis expects to get a slice off of. The
God Who can convert an old sinner
like L. H. Davis is surely a corker.
The priest who took Mr. Davis into
his church was surely not aware of the
fact that he once represented this Dis
trict in Congress.
A free silver Democrat down in
Stoddard county after being ousted
from the post-office setup a little post
office of hie own. Uncle Samswooped
down upon him and bis little office and
now the man has to face a music band
bigger than Bryan ever had at his
The ex-Mayor of St. Louis rides a
bicycle. The Mayor of Cape Girar
deau rides a streetcar. The ex-Mayor
of St Louis is a Republican and of
course he believes in being in a hurry.
The Mayor of Cape Girardean is a
Democrat and if he gets there sooner
or later it's all the same.
The Cotton Belt railroad lawyers
found Louis Houck loaded for bear
when they tackled him in the Circuit
Court in Scott county. It was a case
of "How big was Alexander, papa."
Big salaries and fine palacecars don't
go in a court of justice. There are
lots of crooks in the law and it takes
brains to locate the crooks.
Judge Riley will be a candidate for
re-election at the next election and he
will be a hard man to beat. It has
been many years since the bench was
occupied by a man the equal of Judge
Riley. We have had some sorry ma
terial on the bench in this Judicial
Circuit and it is not safe to swap off
a good man and take the chances of
A town has no more right to depend
wholly for its success on its natural
advantages than a man has to depend
wholly upon his wife's relatives to get
to heaven. It is the harmony of the
whole people on the progressi .'e plan
that lifts a town out of the ruts and
puts it on the solid road of unalloyed
success. No town on earth can pros
per with citizens pulling different ways.
A long pull, a strong pull, and a pull
all together is what counts. Chester
The Dunklin County News makes a
big to-do because Cape Girardeau has
a colored man on the police force. It
says a colored policeman would last
about as long down in Dunklin county
as a snow flake in h 11. We all know
thata eoloredman would have no show
in Dunklin county. The Democrats down
there don't know that Lincoln gave
the colored man his freedom. In
Dunklin county a colored man is a
nigger" still, just as he was before
Whenever postal saving banks are
in operation women are among the
most appricative patrons of the sys
tem. As a rule women are more care
ful of small sums than men, and seem
to have a more practical realization
of the value of such accumlations. In
many families it is only the foresight
of the wife that leads to provisions
being made against the dar of ad-
ersity. The desire of women wore
generally than that of men is for a
place ofabsolute safetyfor their small
savings rather than high rates of in-
;erest. Consequently they are es
pecially appreciative of the stability
which the postal saving banks affords.
obably congress could do no other
one thing that would so commend it
to the women of the country as would
the establishment of a postal savings
bank system. Chicago Record.
A l'HOULEM OF ANNEXATION.
Senator Morgan, who has been in
Hawaii inquiring into the matters af
fecting annexation, is authority for
the statement that all foreigners who
are citizens of the islands at the time
of annexation will become citizens of
the United States. This may not and
probably does not mean that the
'hinese now in Hawaii will be invest
ed with citizenship, but it suggests a
problem in regard to the Mongolian
population which may cause the gov
ernment some trouble.
Under the terms of the Chinese ex
clusion act all Chinamen then in this
country were given the right to remain
by complying with the conditions of
registration. Should Hawaii be au-
nexed the islands will come under the
operations of the laws of the United
States. The contract Chinese laborers
now in the island equal one-fourth the
number in the United States and privi
leged to remain here. Being already
on the island at the timeof annexation
it would naturally follow tuat they
could not be expelled. And Hawaii be
ing part of the United States the Chi
nese on the islandscould not be denied
the right to come to this country any
more than those here could be denied
th? right to travel from one state into
Annexation maybe a good thing for
the controllingminority on the islands,
but it is not a good thing for the
working people of the Western states.
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A GBEAT EUITOB'8 MATIMS.
Here are Mr. Dana's famous max
ims for the making of a newspaper:
Get the news, and get all the news,
and nothing but the news.
Copy nothing from another publica
tion without complete credit.
Never print an interview without the
knowledge and consent of the party
Never print a paid advertisement as
news matter. Let every advertisement
appear as an advertisement no sail
ing under false colors.
Never attack the weak or defense
less, either by argument, by invective
or by ridicule, unless there is some
absolute public necessity for so doing.
Fight for your opinions, but flon't
belieue they contain the whole truth
or the only truth.
Present your party, if you have one,
but do not think all the good men are
in it and all the bad ones out of it
Above all, know and believe human
ity is advancing, and that there is
progress in human life and human af
fairs, and that, as sure as God lives,
the future will be greater and better
than the present or the past.
CAPE COUNTY ltEPUESEXTA
1IVES. Following are the names of gentle
men who have represented Cape Gir
ardeau county in the legislature:
George F. Bollinger.
Xathaniel W. Watkins.
Patrick H. Davis.
Thomas B. English.
J. M. Johnson.
Samuel A. Hill.
A. T. Lacy.
William II. McLant).
John C. Walker.
Morton J. Hines.
William X. Wilson.
Robert L. Wilson.
L. H. Davis.
Solomon R. Hurford.
Elani W. Russell
Robert H. Whitelaw.
Louis F. Kldsit riii.tnn.
John J . Sawyer.
Ordinance No. 5W!.
An Ordinance providing for The
Grading and Graveling of Mii4Ws
Street between Good Hope Street and
Morgan Oak Street Ln the City of Cape
Whereas. The City Council otbe
City of Cape Girardeau. Mo., on the
20til day of September, 1H!7, in regu
lar session, declared by resolution
that, it was necessary to grade and
gravwi Middle Steeet between Gei
Hop iuui Morgan Oak Street in said
city: aac whereas aid resolution was
publUued iu the DEMOCBAT, a news
paper du.nthe city printing, for two
coi'seeutive weeks,, and no remcn
irauee having beea tiled with the City
t'k-i i b-v the resident owners of the-
property liable to taxation, within ten jj
iicivs aner ine pyumcauon merest.
!e it ordained by the Council of the
City ol Cape Girardeau, as follow;.
Section One ( l i- That portion o.
Middle Street between. Good Hujk;
Morgan Oak Streets- s hereby ivij-ur-cd
to be gradeu atteopdvaj; to tln-S'-tablis-aeu
grade thereof: and when
Liu. Wougnt to jri-aUi- aoo the i-Uid.
1 .1 II K. !-...-. l..rl
and Wharf I'onuQittee. said stowrt
shall be graveled IS feet iu width aai
the depth hereinafter tt out. to-wit:
1 iie gravel shall Be 4 inches Uetrf at
ti.e outside lines w grael and gLtatl
ually increase in depth to the owlth
;f the street or roadbed, where it 4bail
be 10 inches in dupth. The gra.ul to
be used shall be ttl good quautv sub
ject to the approval of the Street i'om
missioner. Section Two (i). The City Engi
neer is hereby required to maid esti
mates of the cost of the work herein
and tile the same with the- City
Clerk: and if the same shall be ap
proved by the t.'ouncil. the City Clerk
shall thereupon advertise for propos
als for grav-Hiing said portioriof Mid
dle Street in the manner and with the
material now provided by thi and ex
isting ordinance: said advertisement
shall be in the usual form, the last in
sertion to be at least ten ( I'A) days be
fore the time advertised fos- receiving
bid. II any bid shall be- atx-epted
the city shall enter into xntraet with
the successful bidder for said work,
subject to all the conditions, limita
tions, stipulations and bond, now re-
quired by this and existing ordinances:
and it no bid is accepted the City
Council may, by resolution, instruct
the City Clerk to readvertise. If said
work be constructed by contract or
otherwise, the cost of the gravel shall
be apportioned, assessed, taxed and
collected, as is now provided by ex
isting ordinances; and the duties of
the City Clerk, City Engineer1, and
Street Uommissioner in relation there
to shall be in conformity therewith.
Section Three (3). This ordinance
shall take effect and be in force from
and after its passage.
Passed by the Council October 18th,
William H. Coervek,
President of the Council.
Approved this 19th dar of October,
seal. William H. Coekveb,
Attest: Geo. E. Chappell.
RIGHT OF CONTRACT.
IkMH ay Btjaa Hi HI
The Cordage Trade Journal of Oc
tober I dismasts a part of the Chicago
platform which has aot thna far w
caired the attention which K jnerits
thai pari which propose to take away
the right of private contract. TheJoar-
nal uts that noo industry of any aiae
can exist without the use of contracts,
agreements for the purchase, sale, de
livery of and payment for goods. It Is
hardly necessary to point out what this
means in the cordage business.'
It then explains how rope manofae
tnrers make contracts with brokers,
and brokers with foreign growers of
manilla, or slsaL for their raw mate
rials. Having made these contracts,
they are in a position to make contracts
with large jobbers and rope dealers.
Continuing, the Journal says:
"Contracts are necessary to the suc
cessful transaction of business upon
any scale above that of the very small
retail trade, where goods and money
pass between buyer and seller simulta
neously. Mr. Bryan would, if presi
dent, give his approval to laws which
would prohibit business men from
specifying what they shall sell goods
for or what they shall pay for goods,
thus seriously restricting the right of
contract. His first nomination in Chi
cago was based upon his acceptance of
a platform which contained the follow
" "We demand that the standard sliver
dollar shall be a full legal tender, equally
good with gold, for all debts, public and
private, and we favor such legislation as
will prevent for the future the demoneti
sation of any kind of legal tender money
by private contract.'
His populistic nomination is St.
Louis carried with it this plank:
" 'We demand such legislation t will
prevent the demonetization of the lawful
money of the United States by private
"Possibly the United States supreme
court will uphold such legislation it
sustained the validity of the legal ten
der act and what? Mr. Bryan does
not tell the people whom he addresses
tri-daily. When he gets near the sub
ject it is only to say something like
" 'When anyone tries to give you am ob
ject lesson with a, Mexican dollar, tell him
that the Mexican dollar Is not legal tender
in this country and that our silver dollar is,
and under free coinage will continue to be.
and no one will be allowed to contract
against it.' W. J. Bryan in Newark. Sep
"This not only shows the purpose-of
the man, but also gives an intelligent
man a very clear conception of Mr.
Bryan's skill as a logician. If he knew
anything at all about commerce tte
lifeblood of which he so glibly talks of
interfering with he would know that
the execution of his plnn would cause
an instant cessation of commercial ac
tivity, which would be followed by a
resumption upon- a restricted and an
tique basis. Methods w hich the com
mercial worrd discarded generations
ago wocTd have to be brought into use
for carrying on busiaess under the con
ditions which the adoption of Mr. Bry
an's two-absurd propositions would im
pose. "Where would the hemp come from
for next year's binder twine to tie the
farmers' wheat? The United States,
where silver dollars worth less than; 100
cents would' be hgal tender, could not
furnish the material AH prices now
quoted are for gold. No matter now
jiiuch farmers wanted- twine, when it
-was no longer possible to ni:ike a con
tract to pay gold or its equivalenU for
Jicmp. they would Enve to go without
it until some cumbersome method' of
"bartering was devised to get around
tin law. Of course, in time the fiemp
-would be secured and'the farmers sup
plied. buJ the new way of doing busi
ness wonld' Wo more costly. In theend
the consumer pays all costs, llence-the
-i:irmers would have tosubmit to higher
jiric-cs foe binder twine, as for every
1 hing else t lit-y buy. And yet Mr. T&wan
-la:ms toUe the particular friend ctfng-y'u!uiris-m!
"It is T' hopei-tbat the busiaess
-non of t":i' conn-try will carefully ion
eiidrr the prcriovetl intorfi-wnco
-.v'th the right to m'.er into a eomTact
:o p:tv nml'kiml of aionev v.o'i'd result
in and then vote for a candidat- for
presii!enPwho will presprve the frc-ibm
f com jr tnt."
An I nworthr Citizen.
Sllvt-rin-Oiatoi What we w-.mti is
Sl;ept!c Would free coinage pjw as
S. ifc Certninlji. It would ; as
lioth jrold and siJSrer.
S. Hut wouldn't free o:ras2l! sfs
teen 1o one drive gold out of irtti!
tion. in accordance with tb iirhaD
S. Ol My frd. Mr. DrTtt pro
post to repeak any law that i work
ing in the inteoest of the gol3n and
iir-Biit- the Gresham law fs a nnt.
urallTaw. like the law of gravitation.
S: O. My friend, you are a pessimist
and don't knw that you ssn a citizen
of the grandest country o earth or.e
that can "without the aid eonsert of
my other nstion" repeal eren the law
f gravitatien itself if it shooTd boa:
a tool of Kail street Shame on you!
Yon don't belonc to tbiacountry. As 1
How Bryan Will "Ifm." I a Tra Tiu
Mr. V.ixnn to thi-Tnre. lot; le .ows
are no in it with um. Yon ih'v '.- on'
doinir neat tbinca when vo.i vw-
the price of one thing it a time n?
you iret cussed for it besides. Uut tnv
little silver trust scheme puts up pr;"-s
on everything at once, and I make 'era
think we re doing em a favor, lou fel
lows are too slow.
Goldbaga la the Wheel.
Goldbugs must have got into th
wheat fields, judging from the way in
which wheat persists in going np while
the price of silver is falling. The Bry
anites most find some other standard
of comparison than their favorite bush
el of wheat, and they have not much
time left in this campaign. Boston
Director; of the Principal Business Houses
The following is published daily for the
benefit of traveling salesmen strange r and
tho rtuKtlir rronoralTu 14- rannnr fail tr nrftUft
of interest to all who
ness in uape Girardeau.
Fine Groceries, Feed, Fruits, Etc,
No. 3 Main St
CHAS. J. HA MAN,
Boots and Shoes Exclus'-ly,
Cor. Main & Themis St.
P. H. DEMPSEY,
Wholesale and Retail Grocer.
Also Agent Str. New South.
. JAS. McKENNA & CO.,
Dealers in Hides, Wool, Furs, Etc.
Cor. Themis & Water Sis.
MRS. J. WARNER,
Haarig Meat Market.
Good Hope Street
i. MAl'LE WILSOX,
Drugyist and Stationer,
117 Main St
VOGEL & BRUNKHOK9T,
Galvanized Iron House Frontsy Stoves
GEO. G. KIMMEL,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public
102 Main street
w lL w
aemi-weeKiy at. iouis ana u&pe - bir -
at aeau racial company.
Ausr. Schivelbine. Pr.
"THE BEE STORE,"
Wholesale and Retail Dry Good.
Cor. Spanish :uid Independence street
R. G. RANNEY,
Attorney at Law.
UNION SILLING CO.,
Full Roller Ftour, Feed and Meak.
G. W. TRAVIS,
107 Mais street
P. A. HOB
Furniture and Undertaking,
No. 25 Main Street
W. V. LEECH,
Notary PublicrRoaJ Estate, Collecting
and Loan Ageas. Main & Themis
CAPE BR2WEKT & ICE CO.
Manufacturers- of Pure Lager Beer
Extra Pale Bottle Beer and loo
Made fran Distilled Water.
F. P. STEVENS PROP..
The very 'Jest bread baked every
dry and delwered to customers in
aay part of t4e city.
Weddina Mesa Speedy.
MORRISON & DAVIS,
LOAN AND COLLECTING AGENCY
Hon Kes .otoan4 farms for isle. Rent col
lwte-l ano abstracts furnished. Cewon Span
Uh tret.Cfepe tUrmnlraii. Ho.
B3& BARGAINS. AT
H. A. LEHER'S
Stoves ad Tinware.
Largest and cheapest huse in South
Broa&vay, CAPE GIRARDEAU. M
ercd. ii U H certain In Us cfleet sad does not
Ulster. tua proof below.
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W. G. POLACK,
Dealer la General Merchandise.
H. S. DEANE,
Real Estate and Insurance.
102A Main street
JOHN H- SANDER & SON,
Groceries, Dry Goods and Notions.
Cor. Sprigg li Williams Sts.
Star Livery, Feed and Sale Stable.
JOHN F. VOGELSANG ER
Hardware and Fan Implemnts.
One door S. of First National Bank.
G. W. BAHNr
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
10, li & 14 N. Main St
F. IL VASTERLINO,
Dealer in Dry Good sod G roceries.
Cor. Broadway and Middle Sts.
J AWES 15. DENNIS.
Attorney at Law.
AUG. BIEinYIll VU.
Cigars and SmokeiV Arsijie.
S8 Main nti-ees.
I. BF3. MILLEi:.
' Druffs. Book and Sta-ionv.-y .
r 5 & 7 Main street.
EDWASU S. LILLY,.
Hardware. Warehouse on s)aij-i St
33 & 3i Main street
E. H. E3GKLMANN.
Ortiee at Court Vo-ase.
HENRY "3UHNi 7
Prescott V.use. 2(i M a i- -it.
)M. A. Scott. Prprietor,
The- Barbers, alr Hut auc - &3.s
South aiu St.
DAVID A. GLENN.
Wlkslesale ami 2;etaii -y -.sJr,
Carpets. 27 M;tn suo-j.
Denier in Dry Go4ls.Grries.l5V?3,
Shoes and Genera Merchandise
E. C. WOODY,
Bet. St. Charles Hotel & Court House
DR. P. W. MURTON,
Biactical Dentist. Office Sturdivant
Bank Building, Cape Girardeai, Mo
J. D. DEAJ?S, Proprietors
7-8-11-13 Sixth Street,
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No. lO " Dyspepsia.
No. 11 Delayed Perioda.
No. 12 " Leuchorrea.
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No. 16 " Malaria.
No. SO " Whooping Cough
No. 27 " Kidney Diseases.
No. 30 " Urinary Diseases
No. 77 " Colds and Grip.
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