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DEMOCRAT PRINTING 60., PubllSliers. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 19dd.
vol. jcxv r:pc
A Good Talk Delivered Be
fore the Republican Club .
Once a Democrat But Now
Supporter of McKinley.
The second meetingof the Republican
c'lub was held at the court house on
Tuesday night. The report of tte
committee who were appointed to
draft constitution and by-laws was
received and adopted. By a unani
mous vote it was decided that the or
ganization hereafter be known as
'The McKinley-Roosevelt Club."'
The principal feature of the father
ing however, was to listen to a reply
to Congressman Vandiver's speech of
September 22, by Prof. J. S. McChee
of this city.
The sjieaker was presented to the
club by Mr. B. F. Davis in a few well
chosen and appropriate words. -
Prof. McGhee, for the past twenty
years or more has been a citizen of
this city a gentleman who is known
by almost every school child and who
has heretofore been known as a staunch
Democrat. Upon taking the floor he
was received with loud applause. Ho
said in part:
"This is an age of freedom of
thought, this is an age of education
and advancement; this is an age of
freedom of speech; this is an age of
expansion. ("loud applause) Call
me what you will, say what you will.
Circumstances often changes a man's
views. We should not srink from onr
duty when we realize it. We should
approach it in a same and ober spir
it, as each man and woman approach
es a task involving the most serious
duties of life. As regards the mone
tary question I always Lave and al
ways will stand firm for a stable cur
rency.' (applause) Here the Prof,
went into detail in" regards to the out
put of Alaskan gold. "Time and ex
perience have proved that we are
right. The wise man changes his
opinion, the fool, never.''
Then touching upon the subject of
imperialism be went back to the days
of the revolution, to the purchase of
the territory of Louisana and its ad
mittance into the Union. He said in
substance: ""h:t can a people mean
by the cry oi expansion, impurialisiii,
Em;eror McKinley, King McKinley
auu aasuch nonsense. Why it is
bosh. Cau it be possible tliai any
Auv.-rL-di: citizen will allow his mind
t oe pois k.cu uy such falsehoods and
precicfions as art t.irowu at this gov
ernment, ever winch rules the greatest
and gs-jp.fcsst a lii iuistration we have
ever d.a j .:. applause) I re
member oii nurning when the
wires tickeJ Dewey's victory in Ma
nila Bay, the tan; .! joy pn-.le
that passed througu my
vein. Then there was no north,
south, no east, no west, no political
factious we were all Americans. We
entered that contest for the sake of
humanity. Blood flowed freely. We
once more realized the horror of war.
It was duty's call to which we prompt
ly responded at the cost of the life of
some of the grandest patriots that
ever trod mother earth. By this act
the sovereignty of Spain was crushed
for ever and ever in the West India.
'Islands and the far east. Some now
would have us undo that which was
done In the interest of humanity and
civilization. Bryan, for instance,
turned a double summersault and
light with botn feet upon the treaty
which he advocated, accusing the Re
publican party of trying to shoot civ
ilization into the Filipinos.
A great task lies before us, the
task of bringing orderly liberty to the
the people of the Philippine Islands.
That is what we have promised, and
we will see to it that it is followed by
a sufficient quanity of performance.
We hear a good deal recently of the
Declaration of Independence, of the
doctrines of the consent of the gov
erned. That doctrine was enunciated
in 177i, but three-quarters of a century
went by before wo realized the per
formance in this country. It could
on '.y be attained step by step. Now
the Democrats taik of liberty to the
Filipinos. The Filipinos shall have
their liberty. They shall have a
measure of liberty of which they have
been in absolute ignorance through
out he ages. Tuey ah.il! have such
liberty as they uave iiever known un
der Spanish rule. Ihey shall have
liberty, but thoy shall have it under
the American flag.
Our autnonty suuds over tu
Philippines now, if we shrink back from
the task that is before us, it will
mean to do the work over again at
some future time. If we shrink from
that duty now we shall have 6hown
ourselves as a nation to have
ended ingloriously a career that
began gloriously. It remains for us
to show the nations of the world that
where the American Bag has bx-n
hoisted in honor it shall never be
pulled down in dishonor."'
In a Pauper's brave.
The Reverend Edward Dunbar, who
wrote the old religious song. 'There's
a Light In the Window for Thee,
Brother," sleeps in a pauper's grave
at Coffey ville, Kansas, where he died
a tramp in the town jail, ten years
ago, says the New Orleans Times
Democrat. His nam-: became a by
word in the places where he was known,
and f.'om a prison cell he went forth a
vagabond on the face of the earth.
In lli" he was arrested at Leven worth,
while engageu in holding a series of
revival Meetings, and taken to
Minneapolis, where he was tried for
bigamy, co ivicted and sentenced to
the penitentiary for three years and
eignt motjtns. Une night in the spring
of IS'.iO, Dunbar applied at the Coffey
ville jail for lodging. He was ill,
and the authorities took him in. He
died the next day. Papers in his
pockets revealed his identity, and
showed that he had tramped all over
the country. Some church people
have lately erected a marble slab over
his grave, on which these words are
inscribed: "Here lies Edward Dunbar,
who wrcte 'There's a Light In the
Window for Thee. Brother.' "
Chinese Massacred by Russian Troops.
"Authentic accounts have been re
ceived here." says the Moscow corres
pondent of the Standard, of a hor
rible massacre at Blagovestchonsk,
which was undoubtedly carried out
under direct orders from the Russian
authorities, and which then let loose
j the tide of slaughter throughout Amur.
The entire Chinese population of
50tK) souls was escorted out of town
to a spot five miles up the Amur, and
then, being led in batches of a few
hundred to the river bank, were order
ed to cross over to the Chiness side.
No boats were provided, and the
river is a mile wide. The Chinese
were flung alive into the stream and
were stabbed or shot at the least re
sistance, while Russian volunteers,
who lined the bark, clubbed or shot
anj- who attempted to land. No one
escaped alive. The river bank for
miles was strewn with corpses.'
Harry Ward's Magnificent Minstrels.
The positive date for the apearanee
of Harrv Ward's Magnificent Min-
str?ls has been aare'd upon for Sept.
29 at the Opera House and we will
shortly have an opportunity of wit
nessing what is promised to be not
oiily the greatest company ever or
i:aui::od, hut thf nios-t varied program
vet i.-reseiiteii. embracing everything
in the min:
trel line, that is entortain-oac-;
with the times. Mr.
ing and in
Ward brings to us the best minstrel
show of the season, and will no doubt
pack the house, as his past reputation
as a promoter of up-to-date minstrel
sy places him at the bead of his pro
fession. China Has Turned Against the Boxers.
The Chinese authorities are trying
to make peace with Christendom by
turning against the Boxers. The
Empress Dowager is taking no half
way measures against the rebels. At
least the imperial edicts, which have
an earnest ring. They no longer order
the dispersion of the Boxers, but
command their extermination.
This is the effect of a cablegram
received at the State Department from
Consul Fowler at Che Foo. It says
both the civil and military officials of
the province of Chi Li have been
directed to exterminate the Boxers. ;
E. F. Blomeyer Promoted.
Mr. E. F. Blomeyer has been pro
moted from Auditor of the Southern
Missouri & Arkansas to Second Vice
President and Traffic Manager of the
road. This a merited promotion. Mr.
Blomeyer is one of the best posted
young railroad men in the State. He
knows the railroad business from the
railroad 6pike to the fast train. He
is a young man who makes friends
for the railroad with which he is con
nected and he is therefore a valuable
man to the S. M. & A.
To First Vo.eni.
You are young men casting your
first' ballot' We congratulate vou.
We also call your attention to Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup . Pepsin for Con
stipation, Indigestion, Sick Headache
and Stomach Trouble. At J. Maple
Wiison and I. Ben Miller." .
gss-w -n-raP-, , ... -r ifim.
It will taks ynars tr resto: 's.-
like its formfir ptite It is e-n-r.p!--
destroyed. A jnat to-"-" "fr!"
were washed ir.w.i-fi :- - :-f-.-i
tracks leading to the ic. s . jj
.New York and Imperialism.
Mr. Brynn professes to be satisfied
hat his can carry the State of New
York, and he expects, of course, to
carry it upon the imperialism issne.
But that imperialism is not a severe
blemish in the Empire- State appears
in the fact that the New York Demo
crats at Saratoga the other day nomi
nated for governor John B. Stanch-
field of Eimira. who is opposed to the
whole Bryan theory of dealing with
our new territory. He is an out-and-out
imperialists much more so than
ta'' some I.epublicans. Mr. Stanch-
! ..1,1 . i. . i: . ..r .1
neiu was a sjiuKer ni a liiimtT me
New York Amherst College Alumni
Ass ri-iatinn at DelumnicnV
evening- "f February 17 las'.
Sun's r-n;)rt ' din""" m f,i
read a.-. ;ol!o..s:
When Mr Stanchfie'd was called he
stepped from behind the speakers'
table to the floor and said:
"I am just enough of a Democrat
to take the floor and be on its equality.
On the other hand. I am just enough
of a Republican, let me say, to advo
cate the strongest terras that we up
hold the Administration until all the
fruits of its effort are tied to us with
a bond of the strongest iron. (Cheers)
We are now at a critical stage. Every
one knows, the whole world knows,
that we entered upon the Spanish war
with the best of purposes and motives,
and who can rightly forbid our taking
The question is rot yie of territorial
expansion, of aggrandizement. That
was settled for 311 eternity when
Admiral Dewey planted the flair on
the Philippine Islands. The question
is not of expansion, but deciding tha'
we shall do with these islands and
their people "
This would seem to be an indication
that imperialism has not lodged itself
very deeply as a grievaice in 'he
hearts of New York Democrats. Hail
it done so, it is certain that such
utterances, publicly made and known,
would have been called np on floor of
the convention, even if they had not
prevented the nomination of
Stanchfield. St. Louis Star.
Wanted Active Max of Good
character to deliver and collect in
Missouri for old established manu
facturing wholesale -heuse. S900 a
year, sure pay. Honesty more than
experience required. Our reference,
any bank in any city. Enclose. -lf-addressed
stamped envelope, ilauu
fact'jrers, Third Floor, 334 Dearbort.
Buy your carpets from Glenn.
n.z iRcZKjjjf I
fin wh-m' a- (JiTvi.st
3t?n to anything
. is entirely
p Ant. Rats
Uuge of trains. The
Under Woman's Rule.
Dissatisfied with the progress' 0 tBetc
town under masculine rule, theorem
en of Healdsburg, Cal., gently but
firmly took possession of the reins
and are nrw driving the municipal
coach their own way. Their organiz
ation is called the Ladies' Improve
ment Club of Healdsburg. and it was
formed in August of last year. Since
that 'ime in the short space of twelve
months this is what the club has ac
complished: A municipal water system.'
A municipal electric light plant.
Comfortable seats placed m tb'
Names g:.rn to the streets.
SignhoarJ with street nam s p'aifd
at street comers.
drii!:i::g l'ott!;ttin for li p'aZi
11 th-.'se improvements have been
liseasseil for years bv the men. It
remained for the women to make them
realities. And, with the exception of
the electric light plaut and the water
system, the city taxes' have not been
increased as much as a farthing to
ay rr these things.
TO tt'KE A ( OLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative BromoQuinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signa-j
ture is on each box. 25c. I
A Letter From Texas-
ACSTLN. TEX., Sept. 20, 1W0.
William H. Goerver, Mayor, Cape
Girardeau, Mo., Dear Sir: I am di-
resied by the Governor to acknow
ledge receipt of your
$150 00, as a donation from the
z -ns of y.ur town, for the use of the j fall and winter trade. Tiie goods re , is a question of the most vital import-i-icd
sufferers of Texas, and to ex-1 now in and consists of the largest ana lance to the commercial prosperity of
t:r,U t you, and through you, to the:
doners thereof, his sincere apprecia-
tion of their action in the premises.
Very truiy yours,
N. A. Cravens,
jThey invite an inspection of their
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is nowj,tockand they guarantee satisfaction
for sale by I. Ben Miller and J. -Maple
Wilson. ' -
Beginning with six o'clock A
Wednesday, September 26th, 1900, the !
Depot of the S. M. & A. R R. in this
5 city will be abandoned asa Passenger J
Station and passenger trains into and
out of Cape Girardeau will arrive at !
and depart from the Rlverview Hotel,
foot of Broadway, and the Ticket
Office will be located in the Riverview
Hotel. E. W. Cover, Supt !
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sept. 20, 1900. i
WILL RAISE BAKES.
Cape Maa to Opea up a New bdastry.
W; W. Durham of thiscKy intends
to experiment with the Belgiam Hare.
He recently received three magnifiient
animals from California, stmck and
two does, and will start a rabbitry at
his home. In anticipation of - the
arrival of the hares be has already
fixed up a nice home for them in his
yard and the strangers will be well
taken care of. . They do not appear to
mind the change from California to
Missouri and will no doubt soon be
come acclimated. The amimals pur
chased by Mr.' Durham are of fine
breed and are beautiful specimens of
Lately Belgiam hares hava become
all the rage in various sections of this
country. They breed rapidly and
those who have raised them have
found them quite profitable. In ad
dition to being raised for pets they
are also valued very highly for the
exquisite flavor -of their meat, and
Belgiam hare is considered quite a
dolicacy in the flesh line.
Mr. Durham has posted himself on
the subject and has spent some time
learning just hiw to treat the hares in
the matter of feed, etc. He expects,
with ordinary good luck to be able
very soon to raise all the meet he
peeds for bis own use, and to have a
surplus at his disposal for the benefit
of those who enjoy a dainty dish.
wanted: A resident agent for
Cape Girardeau and surrounding to
sell coffee and tea with presents to
families. Big pay.
ATHLETIC TEA CO.,
!17 Franklin Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
A WILD WEST SHOW.
Jackson Bloods Loose their Wads, their
Watches and Smash their Buggy.
Two of the blue bloods of Jackson
came to this city Tuesday. They came
to see the sights of a big city, "take!
in the town" and have a good time.
I they saw the sights "took in the town"
! and 1.0 doubt tbey had a good time. !
Thev came earlv and staved late. 1 1
They blowed themselves and blowed
rtovverybody els. When they left !
or home, sweet home out on goose j
creek they were feeling good. They;
wero loaded but they were not noisy, shipping facilities and a larger volnme
Tbey were too full for utteraace but.of business.
they were in a hurry to get out of a Tue wjde-awake cit;zao.,lh man who
fast city. Fast life was too much for not ony desire:, w 8ee bi8 towB pro9
them. They gave their blooded steed j bul nho j dy to endoibe
a Mexican plug, the reins and two jthe measulV8 wM.h make it -6, i d. e '
miles out of town they bad a bead end ! not nave t(, tld of lbe matter
collission both wore spilled out, thei
onggy was smasne anu iney 'o1 '
L I it 1 1 nauT. nAfc.ut30 auu an. vising
again, bovs, and if vo l don't see '
U . ..-...(. . 1 .1 1 . , .n.f all fVltna 1
what vou want ask for it.
Considerable interest has been
aroused among the amusement pa-
j irons of this city, owing to the an
nouncement if the early appearance
of Harry Ward's Magnificent Min
'stre'.s A'til the iuilie.i'iiins li.'.it the
Opera House v.iil b" p-.ir'iC;?d t- thj
doors on the :!fth of September. Mr.
Ward has always been thn leader in
the minstrel line, and has organized
companies that were far above all
oth-ir, and this season h advances a
step farther and even out-does his
reKSL CIIWM Ul LIICJ uasi, " V i
- , . ,
sentiuga company composed, of the
: pick and cream of the entire minstrel,.
world. Seats will be on sale at Miss)
ssiopn the Couiih and works off the.
.cure a cold in one day.
Pay. Price 25 cents.
No Cure, no j
A Big Stock of Goods. '
iC'harlei Stehr, of the firm f Nuss-j
baum & Stehr,retnrned home from SL .
Louis last week where be spent a week
citi-lorten days selecting goods for the i
best stock the firm has ever displayed
in their store. .
Messrs. Nussbaum & Stehr' are ex-
pierenced nierchanu and tbey band ij specified. - .
notbinif but the best of goods both in ! The road is Using built rapidly, it
the grocery and dry goods lines, 'will soon want certain rights of wav
both as to qnalit, and prices.
"Always get the be;,' quote Lord
Bacon, and as near as we can learn
he practiced what he preached. The
management of Harry
nificent Minstrels has followed in the
footsteps "';' of this ' learned - per-
Jsonageln the way of organizing ' the
company, and will - present to the
amuoeroent patrons in a few days an
attraction without a peer, and one
that stands oat witb its long list of
star artist like a beacon iight above
be desert of time worn minstrels;.
. NEVE1 PULL eaWR T2E TUG.
Baftito Bin Conks Oal liportkaUy far
. . "-" EiftMsioa. : , .
CoL W. : f. Cody Buffalo Bill)
while discussing politics in Kansas
City the other day, said:
v "It does not take much of an Ameri
can to be an expansionist." the
Colonel told one of his audiences. . "I
- may be wrong about what an 'expan
sionist' is, but I am the same sort of '
broSd and progressive American as
the men who took , in the Louisiana
purchase, which Democrats as well as
Republicans are preparing to celebrate- -down
at St. Louis. The flag is up in "
the Philippines,and we ought to. keep
it up. The stars and stripes have .
always found the right. way, and it is
not for me to discover, the way baa
been wrong. There is " bo ' deviation -;
that I can find la the path,' and, gen-;
tlemen,I am not. Isolated in my views.-
I have been pretty much over this,
country on tour," and I find I am mere- ,
ly thinking as the masses do. We
may not do so much talking, but there
are more of us. Look at the way tbey
are receiving Roosevelt They have !
gone wild over him wherever I have
struck his trait. He is' the greatest
magnetizer the country holds to-day.
You will never see Roosevelt baul ,
down the flag anywhere. We think
alike on that score " .1'
.-"' : j .
The New Railroad." ; r ,
, No intelligent citizen who keeps his. 1
eyes open both at home and abroad -
needs to be told what railroads do for
communities. " He' has .seen waste
places blossom as the rose; -farma
spring np where there was a howling
wilderness; cities or towns built on the t .
site of a swamp or other worthless":-
lands, and he has been given time and
again ocular (demonstration of the
value of railroads to-':ectionV of the- '
country through which they 'pass.
In addition to building up comma- ..
nities in the matter of increasing the .
the population, railroads bring mar . -ket
closer to the producer, the mer
chant nearer to the farmer, so that
both are initially benefitted; tbey en-
courage factories and other industries
make ra'es lower where com petition
exists, and more railroads always-
mean prosperitv, better and cheaper "
i enumerated k!.ov.. for he is already . -
thorn. But there is a.'
class in a'l rwa unities that is op-
' pos -d to evei veiling in the way of .m-
1 provenier.t ami progress. This class.
' is c:nt -:' in drag al.n:g in the- old
rut and iia- neither the ability or ln-
' cliiiut;ri: tu t:et out if' if.. ; . Being-
' constinr'mi.ai epponents of.profn.'-
they !- quite . naturally opposed o
tho.--. Lijg"5 wuich tend for the geavral
1 uplifti-cr and bev.ermeut of. the coin-,
munit'-, .itiU no one is surp-i-sed .tii.tt
they oppose railroads or in fact any
thing that will improve the cn
d.tion of a-lTair treneratly. ': Fortu
nately for the i-est of mankind thes
croakers h.vve but little intluencu
i anywhere. The calamity howler and
, . - , , - , I i
caronic grumuier ai-a uui uvuuiar
... , . . ...
. , ' ' , . ' '',.'
The enterprising people of this city
are mucn inieresieu la kiic eouuu)
here of Houck's Missouri and Arkan-
sas Railroad, and in spite of what a '
few toreheaus may say tbey will - uses
all their influence as business men to. -
; see that ibe road is granted anything-
reasonable and fair that it mty-
ask Tm anj np to date; thoy.
have their eapital invested here annV
they know what the entrance of this.
road Into the eity means to the best.
interests of the-Jpe. , They know it
the city, and they wilt allow' nothing
to go undone which will contribute in
even a smatl . degree to traj-obifct.
through the city, and in fact it has
already knocked at our door for ad
mission. The great question whicbh
now faces the peop e of this coKdoun
ity is,, will we open the door and '
receive the new comer with a - hearty
and unanimous welcome, or will e
say "depart, and trooble ns no more.'
The Democrat most sincerely beliereo
the welcome will be extended. ;
Wanted at o.vce: ioo right of
way cutters. Wili pay from L23 and
np per day. Apply or call oo J. N.
Booth, Lotta Mo.
More goods at Glenn's.