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The Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
Ttie Democrat Printina Go.
114 THEMIS STREET.
Entered at the Post Offle at Cape Girardeau,
Mo., as second-class matter.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER , 1897.
Tammany still rules New York.
The d d fools in Ohio are not all
Mark Harm a will not go to the Sen
ate but he will enjoy life all the same.
The Democrats of Ohio had too
much money for the Republicans.
This is an off year in politics and
voters do not always vote their party
ticket :n off years.
The result of last Tuesday's election
goes to show the recklessness of the
voter in an off year.
iipers cannot af
ford to hoist their roosters over the
result of Tuesday's election.
Greater New York is now in the
grasp of the Tammany Tiger. The
tiger is a dangerous animal.
There is nothing the matter with
Hanna only he will not sit as a mem
ber 6f the United States Senate.
Bryan will continue to make speeches
at live hundred dollars a speech, that
is if he can get the live hundred dol
lars. Governor Stephens is puttingall of his
near relatives in good soft places. The
trouble is there are not places enough
to go round.
Cane Girardeau will vet be a rail
road center. Her advantages are too
many and too great for the raiiroads
to pass her by.
The people of this country will not
vote for a millionaire. The party
that puts a millionaire forward for of
fice may expect a set back.
The Scott County Democrat says
there is a lawyer in Southeast iIis
souri who has isoro belly than brains,
We are sorry for that lawyer.
The Republicans will have a major
ity of three in the Ohio Legislature.
That insures the election of a Repub
lican to the United States Senate.
The gold dollar and the silver dol
Jaf are business partners as long as
.they remain in America, but when
.they go abroad their business relations
Th?rj it more money in circulation
no.v V," t-.vo do la.-s io one .han m c-. -lated
this time last year, and .-Mil
there are some Dejiocraticeditors v.lio
.arc not happy.
Henry Waterson says ho is still a
Democrat, but not a free silver crank.
'There are thousands of Democrats
iike Henry Waterson all over the
The Republicans of Jackson will
now divide their patronage between
the Volksfruend and the Herald and
there will be some bad blood in the
The Republicans have a majority of
5 in the Ohio Legislature. This insures
the election of a Republican to the
United Status Sentate and Mark Han
na will probably be the ma-..
Thirty-five years ago there was uct
n mile of railroad track in Southeast
Missouri. Now there are uot hai.' a
dozen counties in this garden of the
West that is not traversed by one or
Mr. Fort of Stoddard county has
anuounced himself a year in advance
as a candidate for Circuit Judge dovn
in Judge Ware's Circuit. It is under
stood that Henry N. Phillips is also
a candidate for the same pla 3e.
The elections Tuesday in several
States did not result religiously ac
cording to Hoyle but for an off year
the Republicans did as well as could
be expected. They carried all the Re
publican States and buried Bryanism
in Nebraska. That was good enough
for an off year.
Several newspapers in western Kan
sas have been carrying advertise
ments calling for cured jack-rabbit
skins, which would be bought at 3
cents apiece. Damaged skins are in
demand at a much lower rate. It is
stipulated in the advertisements that
the skins must be perfectly dry and
free, from meat They are desired in
(the bat-making trade, owing to the
scarcity of Australian skins. It used
to be that rabbits slaughtered in Kan
" sas were sent to the poor in eastern
cities by people who didn't know that
the skins have a market value.
Col. Fordyce has been knocked out
again. Dr. Fullerton has secured
judgment against the Cotton Belt Kail
road Company for $13,000. Now Col.
Fordyce will be whining and saying
that Dr. Fullerton has the sympathy
of the courts, as he did when Louis
Houck knocked him out on several occasions.
W. S. Wilkinson has sold the Jack
son Comet to Walker & Mitchell and
the name of the paper is to be changed
to Jackson Herald. Under the new
management the paper will be Repub
lican in Dohtics. The Republicans of
Jackson have long hankered for an
organ in their town and now they are
going to have that organ.
The Southeast Missouri Medical
Association has been in session at
Maiden this week. There are some
members of this Association who are
hanging to theold practices laid down
in books that were printed before the
birth of Christ and the meetings of the
Association are calculated to do these
men some good.
This season, in the great wheat
growing section of the San Joaquin
Valley, a giant harvester has been in
use which cuts, thrashes, and sacks
the wheat growing on 100 acres daily.
This machine, when all sickles are in
use, cuts the enormous swath of fifty-
two feet. Eight or ten men can handle
it easily, and it turns out from 1,400
to 1,800 sacks of wheat in a ten-hour
A newspaper man in Ohio recently
brought suit against 43 men who
would not pay their subscription and
obtained a judgment in each case for
the amount of each claim. Of these,
2S made affidavit that they owned no
mare than the law allowed, thus pre
venting attachment. Then under a
decision of the Supreme Court, they
were arrested for petit larcency and
bound over in the sum of $3,00J each.
All but six gave bond, and the six
went to jail. The new postal law
makes it larceny to take a paper and
refuse to pay for it. Ex.
suppose a newspaper man every
time he hears of a man who severely
criticises him or his paper in public
should retaliate by holding up to pub
lic gaze the faults and shortcomings
of said fault-finder, what would be the
result ? Why, tne citizen would think
himself outraged and would thirst for
the editor's gore. That patient beast
of burden, the country journalist,
never does this unless under great pro
vocation. It isn't because he's afraid
to; it's because he isn't mean enough,
He hears his paper called a worthless
sheet bMause its editor in doing his
duty nam stepped on somebody's toes
aucn sKin-nints snouiu receive no
mercy at the hands of the press.
Mr. Bryan tells a good story at the
expense of the Palmer-Buckner Derxo
crats. It is about as follows: A man
traveling on a Missouri train said
that he could tell by the looks of the
pass, ngers what political party they
b.-ionged to. "This man here is a
Republican." "Yes,'' said the pas
senger, "that is my politics. "that
n; iii ovurthereis a Democrat. "'Tnat's
correct, responded the second paa-
:ger. That man in the thifd seat
.i l'opiihst. "Correct you are,"
s;ii.J the i'opulist. "And that man
further down is a gold standard Dem
ocrat." 'No, I uni not," promptly
responded thu fellow, "I've been sick.
That's what makes me look this wav.
An illustration of what a plucky
little woman can accomplish is shown
by Mrs. S. J. Battey, who was left a
widow in early life, and went from her
Kentucky home to New York after the
close of the late war and organized a
newspaper syndicate of her own under
the name of Sidney Earle, which she
conducted with great success, educat
ing her children, and children's child
ren, and in addition, regained pos
session of the old Kentucky home
which had been in the possession of
the family for a century and a half.
She gives the pointer to others of her
sisters who would emulate her example
in the remark that "she is entirely too
basv to he a society woman, or attend
I went to a circus, Tom, I sat be
neath the tent, and saw the man from
Borneo likewise a tatooed gent; I
heard the toothless lion growl, while
men in spangled clothes stepped fear-
lcsslp into their dens and whacked
them on the nose. I saw the sacred
elepant spout water throughhis trunk,
and the salamander swallow lead and
other metal junk. I heard tne merry
c own get off some jokes we used to
know when we were boys together,
Tom, some forty years ago. The same
old horses waddled round the same old
kind of rings; the same old comic
vocalist proved that he couldn't sing;
the same "old hippopotamus was grunt
ing in disgust, the same old hump
backed Persian ox was kicking up the
dust; and ladies on horseback steeds
to music sad and low--the same old
girls we used to see some forty years
A COLD WINTER.
"We are going to have a terriblt,
winter. The weather will not only be
severely cold, but the cold will be per
sistent and continued. We will have
twenty-three snows in Kentucky. The
first will fall on October 28th. There
will be three ice spells. The coldest
weather will be between the dates of
January 5 and 15. The first ice spell
will be in December, in which the ice
will be from three to five inches thick.
In January the ice will be from five to
seven inches thick. On the coldest
day thermometer will register 22 de
grees below zero. This will be the
14th day of January. Look out for a
tartar this time." So says a Ken
tucky weather prophet.
Press Views of Tuesday's Elections
and 'Xhelr Effect.
The elections held in the year imme
diately following a presidential con
test are almost invariably marked by
a lack of interest and apathy by which
the party which has won the previous
contest is always the greatest sufferer,
So the Republicans had no reason to
expect that they would be able to poll
anywhere this month the heavy vote
which they polled last November. But
they did have reason to expect that of
the gold Democrats who voted for Mc
Kinley last year many would not vote
at all or would vote for regular Dem
ocratic candidates if the free silver
issue was not crowded on them too
The Democratic vote would have
fallen off this year proportionately
about as much as the Republican had
it not been that in some of the States,
like Iowa and Nebraska, the Bryan-
ites made a desperate attempt to rally,
They hoped that in view of the antici
pated Kepublican apathy they might
be able to win a few victories. But
their expectations have not been real
So the Republicans have no reason
to feel disappointed with the result
except in New York and Ohio. Else
where they have held their own as well
as could have been expected. They
'haye no leason to look forward with
apprehension to the plections of 1898,
The free silver cause certainly has lost
ground. Chicago Tribune.
The chief eature of the elections
everywhere is the apathy manifested
by the electors. There is a falling off
in the vote of both parties, and while
the Democrats show relative gains
when compared with the phenomenal
presidential vote of last year, the stay-
at-home vote is made of nearly an
t-qual percentage of botii puriies.
iJonsiueriug, too, the inevitable re
action from a great vote like that of
last year, the result is not surprising.
Shaw carries Iowa by a reduced ma
jority, but still sufficient to put a
quietus on the further agitation of the
silver question. Nowhere was that is
sue made so prominent, for both in
tio platform Ol the fusion party and
in the siMjeclieaof the candidalesv Iti to
1 was given the iirsl place. Onc&roore
the farmers or' the Haw key e State- have
pronounced against U, and what-with
tile lutiueuce of Boies and the iery
considerable snowing of the National
Uuuiocrats, it is not Likely that the
silver issue will again be revived, by
the Democracy of thai state.
In Ohio BushneLTs majority is
greatly lessened, but it id sufficient io
show that even in that statu, whine
there is a tremeiiuouteuue.uey in bo'ii
parties to go wrong ou the uuii.kv
question, free silver u uu longer au
issue. Tillies-lie raid.
Tlie Cotton Goods, 'l'riuir.
A paper read at the recent ineeliivj
of American cotton nuuiuiavturers, vi
Philadelphia, contained. some interesA
itig statistics as to tlue. cotton goods
trade of the world. IV is practically,
in the hands of four countries and di
vided about as follows: Great Britain,.
$332,331,000: Germany,. 4;,:42,OOV:
France, $28,757,000: United States,
$19,840,000. The surprising thing,
about these ligures is that Great Brit
ain, without a pound ol native raw
cotton, should spin 77 per cent, of the
cotton goods purchased, by other mic
tions, while the United States, which
produces over one-half of all the cot
ton grown in the world, supplies lean
than 5 per cent, of the manufactures
of cotton which other nations buy-
Over 95 per cent, ol the world's trade
in cotton goods is in the bands of
Great Britain, Germany and France,
none of which raises a pound of cm
ton at home, and all of which are de
pendent on the United States for their
raw fiber. Such facts as these should
incite American manufactures to great
efforts to extend their foreign trade.
Those who have used Dr. King's
New Discovery know its value, and
those who have not, have now the op
portunity to try it Free. Call on the
advertised druggist and get Trial
Bottle, Free. Send your name and
andress to H. E. Bucklen & Co., Chi
cago, and get a sample box of Dr.
King's New Life Pills Free, as well as
a copy of Guide to Health and House
hold Instructor, Free. All of which
is guaranteed to do you good and cost
you nothing. W. C. Hainan 's drug
Ills Father Was an Irishman.
Cape Girardeau, the "hub"of South
east Missouri, has a "nigger" police
man and, last week, with a great show
of authority and a lavish use of his
club, he arrested a peaceable white
man and dragged him, bruised and
bleeding, through the streets to the
calaboose. Up in "classic Cape" they
poke all kinds of fun at Dunklin
county, but there is not a hook or
cranny of this fertile kingdom where
such action would bo tolerated. Dow n
here, where a white man dares to call
his breath his own, that lousy, lazy,
crap-shootlng: coal-faced canine off
spring would last about as long as a
gentle snowftake in the kitchen of his
Santanic majesty, and thanks be to
glory for the fact. Maiden News.
Dave Pieroefield, the colored police
man who is referred to in the above,
requests us to state that his father was
Irishman and he says had his
father done him justice he would not
have been a nigger.
Getting Married Quickly.
On last Monday week an Atlanta
gentleman announced to a friend that
he would leav? next day for a north
era city to be married. He engaged
apartments for himself and bride.
The friend was dumbfounded.
"vvny," l didn't Know you were
even engaged," the friend said, being
unable to think of any adequate ex
"I'm not," was the stunning reply.
"lou're not! Then how in the
Here the bridegroom-elect inter
rupted and told him his love-story.
Of course, he knew whom he intended
to wed. He had seen her exactly four
times, had never proposed, but, nev
ertheless, was going to marry her im
mediately. He was opposed to long
ilT, 1 1- . . . i .
reruaus sue won i, ventured lue
"But she will," assured the deter
To prove his confidence in the suc
cess of this very unusual matrimonial
venture he calmly offered to send the
friend a telegram as soon as he put
the momentous question. In the mean
time he made arrangements for the re
ception of his bride-to-be. Threedays
after his departure came the promised
ttiegram irom tne man with a pur
pose. It was on schedule time and it
"Proposed, accepted married."
A Wonderful Blind Boy. .
"While visiting an old friend on tbe
Tennessee River, near where Sham-
noil's Creek empties in the larger
stream, not long since," said a coun
try minister, "I saw a negro lad of 12
who is as great a wonder to me as
Helen Kxllar, the world-famous blind
giri and deaf-mute. He lives in a typ
ical Kentucky backwoods community,
and has had no advantages. My
friend asked me if I would like to see
the youth, and I assured him I would.
We went u the child's heme, if the
little hut might be termed home, and
bufoxi-1 left it I had opene4, my eyes
w.ue in astonishment. The- boy was
born deaf and blind, and- with one
arm. tie was tor years, wniJe a mere
tot, called, 'the freak,' by tbt negroes
who uaieeiingiy poked fun at the un
fortuiii'Ae. The child was given a
aised-letter Bible by an old' nomadic
missionary, whtw happened to. see the
young pickaninny, while preavbing to
the ucgrves, and irom it the boy learned
every chanter ic. the Bible. He can
quote a ivy verse La thu Scriptures and
(.o it quvckly. He- spends evsy hour
his time in sUulyiDg God's word,
and sy he is gvin;j Ui teaehUiebUi.il
children sti. his rj-e. The lad's name
is Harry Wiiliaai Balaam Freeman
aud he if. a. good-looking mulatto. I
am going to get some friends of mine
to join n in a collection to b sent to
the boy to. hint!.- his studio. His
mother works in the field and. his fa
ther is a steamboat roustabout."
Lou is villa PosV
Had Foley Honey and Tar been
used, this- story would hare had a
Tbo ewSoutli Carolina.
When ea remembers that but little
more than, a generation ago South
Carolina, wasaotonly without a factory
of any kind' but made a specialty of
opposing, the manufacturing interests
of the North, it seems strange to hear
that she now leads all the Souther
States in cotton manufaeting. She has
fifty-four mills running; at present,
operating in all nearly 1,000,800
spindle and consuming yearly 118,
7(j",(H2 pounds of cotton. Her cotton
crop this year will be iu round um
ber 800,000 bales, of which the borne
mills will consume 327,000, or about 40
per cent of the entire crop. This is
much better than nullifying tariff laws
or seceding from the union on account
of slavery. Indianapolis Journal.
Ballard's Snow Llnement.
If you have a terrible pain in the
small of tbe back, get a bottle of
Snow Linement. It will positively
cure it and at once. Try it and rec
oraend it to your friends. Sold at
Wilson's drug store.
If you visit ohr store
This Fall you will see the
finest Over-Coats, Sack Suits
and Cutaways ever offered
ready-to-wear. If you buy
your Fall and Winter clothes
of us you will have the satis
faction of knowing that you
couldn't be better dressed
if you tried. In style, in fit
and in workmanship the
Schwab Clothing comes so
near the highest art of the
best custom Tailors that an
expert would be puzzled to tell
The Boy, Youth, Man.
We had each in mind when
we bought our Fall and Winter
Clothing, and we expended a
great deal of time and care in
Selecting just the right thing & cos son money to do things right.
. t, - Pken you go below a certcin figure you
tor them. can be sure that the suit you buy count be
Our boys department is a worth much. We ore sole agents for
success because the clothes fit ffj & AVERELL
the boy; they are styl.sh, ,5 ToiIors of Su t,
strongly sewed and made of acvatoaAca suito ciotics whici
durable cloth. They are good we could not guarantee to be first-class.
clothes anyway you take them and they show it. Prices are
considerable lower than heretofore and it's ndt due to any re
duction in the quality of the goods. They are as good as
can be made.
For men the single-breasted round-cornered sack is the
correct thing this season, made of fancy Scotch Cheviot ini
broken plaids, checks, mixtures, brown or grey English.
Tweed, blue or black serge, or handsome worsteds in invis-
able plaids and a variety of other neat patterns.
Boys 2 -piece satinette suits, well made, our price $1.00.
Boys 2-piece suits all wool, stylish, properly cut, made
up to give satisfaction; your choice from the lot, $1.50. Big
line of boys 3-piece suils.
Men's heavy Satinette suits, well mads-, good colors, sold
from $3.50 to $4.00 in other stores, our price only $2.75 a suit.
Men's kersey suits, brown, square cun sack, well made
worth $5.00, our price $400.
Men's good quality English black day worsted single
breasted sack coat, made with strong black former satin lining
satin bound seams.custom shape and finish, price for suit $8.00.
We handle a complete- line
boys overcoaSs at very low cash
and be shown these beautifol
We are also leaders in Dry
Ladies, Misses and Childrens
lovely Capes at very low proses. Big stock, of Carpets, Cur
takis, an immense line of Fall and Winter Shoes-
Buy your goods of us aind
ST. LOUIS AND- XEW ORLK&SS
Fin? Freight and Passenger Steamers
Oily of St. Louisr
City of New Orleans,
.City of Hickman,
City of Monroe,
City of Cairo,
For Cairo. Memphis, Vicksbarg,
New Orleans an-i all way landings.
Steamer leavrs Cape Girardeau
ew-ry Thursday and Sunday.
MEM PaiS PACKET.
For Cairo, New Madrid, Msmphip
and all way landings.
Steamer leares Cape Girardeau
eTery Wednesday and Saturday A. M.
For St. Louie. Steamers leave Cape
Girardeau every Sundav and Wednes
day P. M.
For freight and passage address,
C M. Berkley, Gen. Pas. Agt.
John Bird. General Freight
St. Lois. Mo.
M. E. LEMING,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in Rough
CYPRESS, OAK AND GUM
CYPRESS LATH AND SHINGLES.
Mill and yard south of railroad
shops,. Cape Girardeau. Mo.
F. W. VOGT.
-O RALES O
CAPE GIRARDEAU, - - -
Entire new itoek, the latest improved and
beu Cooking and heating tore In the market.
All kind of fob Work done in the beat man net
and at moderate price.
ROOFING ANO GUTTERING
A ipeelaltT and work trnaranteed fint-claaa
of clothing indudSng men and
prices. Please give us a call
Goods, Dress- Goods. Notion,
Wraps, beautiful Jackets and
get a clock as-a premium.
Yours for trade.
Naw is Ms Time to
AT HAYTI, MO.
It is tin most wi:0nl tonn in Pem
iscot cormty. It I the most accessi
ble, as all- road toad to Hayti. It is
suie to be the coiMity seat. It is back
from 1 he-river.. Us is a hove water
even should the httees break. It i a.
New enterprises- now being started
at Hayli: A large- stave and heading
mill; the largest cotton gin in Pemis
cot county: a nw bank: an electrie
I have 40 choice lots thit I will seil.
for cish or on time.
. E. T ALLEY.
All diseases treated, besJ of trai&ed
nurses in attendance. Address.
M. A. VORBI CK, & . D.
No. 1315 OM Manchester Road.
Dr. H. L. Cunningham,
Practice limited to diseases of the
Eue. Ear. Nose and Tbroat
Office Sturdivant Bank Building
CAPE GIRARDEAU, : : MO.
J. B. DEAKE, Proprietor.
7-0-11-13 S. Sixth Street,
ST. LOUIS. : : : MISSOURI.
Building and Furniture all new
Tits ansiensolicited. aug28nl9.
fliiss S&nstirje feeler,
Prepared to do work on abort notice. Sooth