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The Weekly Democrat
Published Every Saturday by
The Democrat Printing Co.
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Entered at the Post Offie at Cape Girardeau,
Mo., aa aecond-class matter.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 6, 1900.
aalW sasW Sal SaiW SMA
In high-classed Repertoire.
Prices. 50c & 35c.
Tickets at Amy Kinimel's.
EDITORIAL NOTES, f
A vote for Joe Flory will be a vote
for honest State government.
Now a dollar is a dollar, but if
Bryan should be elected poor old
Democrats all over the country con
tinue to desert the party and crawl
over to the right side.
Scott County Republicans say they
will reduce the Democratic majority
in that county this year.
VV. D. Vandiver will not have the
garden seed job after next March if
the voters of this district do their
The Democrats smile when they hear
a Republican mention the name of
honest Joe Florv. November "th they
will not be able to get up a smile.
The farmer who votes for Bryan
votes to regulate the price of wheat at
three bushels for a dollar the same as
they did when they voted for Cleve
land. John A. Hope ia out making speech
es for the Democrats. John is a nervy
man to make speeches for a sand
bagger who defeated him for State
' Every father in Missouri owes it to
his children to vote .the Republican
ticket and thus help restore tbe school
fund that has been monkeyed with by
The Republican candidate in this
county who imagines he has a cinch
on the office he is after has got some
ailment in his head. There are no
cinches this year.
The bill introduced in the Congress
of Mexico a few days ago voting an
appropriation of $50,000 for the re
lief of the Galveston flood sufferers
has passed the Senate. The only
question raised was in relation to the
currency standard by which the sum
was to be paid.
In a speech at Elmira the other
night David B. Hill quoted from a
Supreme Court Decision, which be
gave as "19-Howard, 393-447," deny
ing that Congress has plenary power
to rule territory at its discretion. His
audience has since found out that
the argument was that of Judge Taney
(or keeping Fred Scott a slave, and
long ago repudiated by law and popu
lar opininn. Hill is as good at "hid
ing the shells" as his brother Demo
crat, W. J. Stone. Globe-Democrat.
The invitation to the Boors to come
to the Western part of the United
States and grow up with the country
is good. Here they will be safe from
political encroachment. They will
never be tempted to make another trek
if thf-v move to the United States. Un
doubtedly some of them will come
here. The great mass of the two lit
tle ex-republics of South Africa, how
ever, will remain at home and make
th Vmst of the changed conditions.
England, of course, in its own inter
est, will be obliged tw give tne uosrs
a reasonably satisfactory government
after reconstruction takes place, but
this phase may last several years.
"As things now are, only the statea
can deal effecively with corporations.
That brings up great difficulties, owing
to the Intel -traffic between the states.
We have got to have a constitutional
amendment to give tbe national
government proper power. Last June
a constutional amendment was intro
daced in Congress which would give
the nation full power to deal with
trusts to examine into them, to regu
late them, to rescind their charter
and to suppress them in common with
other corporations: to do whatever
seems wise. That measure received
the vote of every Repuhlican but two,
and against it was cast everv Demo
cratic vote save four. Now, I ask
you, anu t think I have a right to ask
you, to compare what has been done
by us with what has been promised
and prophesied and has not been done
by our antagonists. 'By their fruits
shall ye know them,' and I ask you to
look at the actual Democratic thistles
und not take into account the imagi
nary figs they have promised to pluck
from these thistles." Gov. Roosevelt.
George T. Lee, Democratic candi
date for State Senator, spoke to a
small audience at the court house in
this city Thursday night. Lee belongs
to the Stephens machine, and of course
his whole argument was all in defense
of the Stephens administration. He
is no orator.
The Democratic leaders of this State
don't like Joe Flory. He is telling
the voters the naked truth about the
Jefferson City ring and his s peaches
are making it hot for the ring leaders.
We have the cuntractionists on tie
Albert H. Foe, the Democratic can
didate for Assessor, is a nice clever
gentleman and he is going to be the
hardest man on the Democratic ticket
to beat. Remember tbe DEMOCRAT'S
The Republican candidate for State
Senator in this district has not made
a speech in this campaign. He is
probably depending on his size and
good looks to pull him through.
Congressman Vandivor is out in
the district looking over the pumpkin
crop. Mr. Vandiver sent out the
pumpkin seeds and he wants to get
figures on results.
The Democratic speakers who have
been sent here this year are back num
bers. They couldn't hold a class
leadership in the Methodist church.
After McKinlev is elected our boys
will return home from the Philippines
soon after too.
Bryaa and Bryanism.
Mr. Bryan has progressed In some
things and retrograted in others: for
instance, he voted for Weaver and a
plentiful supply of greenbacks in '!'2
but when the presidential bee buzzed
in his ear in '96 he became a worshiper
of silver, and, believing the time was
opportu le, shouted himself hoarse in
the advocacy of the white inetel as tSe
standard of mony value for a country
whose trade relations demand that its
currency should pass at par through
out the universe. The advance from
advocating worthless paper to a de
preciated metal money, however, fail
ed to land tbe fickle Nebraskan at the
lon.ed-for goal, and in 1900, realizing
that his financial theories had but
little repute, he again tacked about
and we find him now fiercely combat
ting a policy which he once advocated
to the extent of enlisting in the army
for the declared purpose f risking
his life to uphold what he now denom
inates as damnable, albeit be exerted
his utmost influence to have bis party's
representatives in Congress confirm a
treaty withe the conditions of which
he was then as familiar as he is to
Ambition should be -jade of sterner
stuff than such wishy-washy tactics,
and a man who has no more stability
of character than to become so vari
able would be dangerous indeed as
the executive head of a country whose
destiny can not be imperiled by being
controlled by such weak hands.
Bryanism, which has absorbed the
Democratic party, is dangerous in the
extreme to our welfare at home and
reputation abroad, and its principal
exponent has so thoroughly proven
his weakness and incompetency that
we can never believe a majority of
our people will jeopardize their own
best interest by voting for such a man
as against a President who has dem
onstrated his ability and whose only
sin has been a wise, conscientious aiid
honest administration. St. Louis
Miss Ollie Moeder has renewed her
stock of Millinery goods. She will
be pleased to have her friends call
and see her beautiful hats.
See our fall suitings, vestings etc.
They are world beaters.
Beeky & Sandeb
Buy that fall suit of Glenn.
Meals, lunch and fresh ovsters
served at Drum's restaurant at all
hours, day and night.
1st precinct F. S. Tacke, Ephraim
Middleton, Henry Emde, A. M. Smith,
George GLiube, G. C. Kinder.
2nd precinct Ernest Rudert, Aug.
W Boeller, H. J. Lowes, G. S.
Wills, Wm. Reed, Bennett Crites.
3d precinct E. D. Lang, Chas.
Sievers, Otto Meyer, J. A. Clippard,
Geo. W. Fulbright, Jos. Devenport.
B YRD TOWNSHIP.
1st precinct Fred E. Kies, Hy. L.
Jones, Chas. Behrens. M. B. Mc-
Neely, J no. M. Smith, E. L. Hope.
2nd precinct L. M. Bean, Wm. J.
Sutton, Wm. Wagner, Sr., S. D.
Williams, A. C. Schmuke, Chas. H.
CAPE UIBAUDEAC TOWNSHIP.
1st precinct L. W. Bender, F. A,
Kage, E. F. Blomeyer, J. F. Schu
chert, Chas. T. Lewis, L. Caruthers.
2nd precinct L. H. Graessle, Ernst
Moeder, F. C. Bertling, Alex. Vaster-
ling, Jno. P. Williams, W. J. Hitt.
3d precinct Gust Schult, Edward
Regenhardt, Joseph Meyer, W. G. AI
ford, Fred Steimel, T. J. Shorb.
1st precinct Eritz Deneke, Jr.,
Philip Sebastian, J. H. C. Kerstner,
W. L. Poe, Wm. O. Medley, Herman
2nd precinct Arthur Kinder, Wm.
J. Misenhiraer, Philip Hager, R. W.
Groves, A. J. Summerlin, H. H. Hin
ton. 3d precinct Hy. Brakebush, H. W.
Beers, Jacob Egimann, John A.
Cox, S. M. Thompson, Jno. Griffith.
H. A. Riemann, J. H. Thomas, W.
A. Bartels, Jno. H. Burford, M. L.
Spradling, A. J. Barrett.
Jno. G. Scholz, Robert W. Sear-
cey, Christ Grebe, Marion Proffer,
D. F. Kinder, Geo. H. Barks.
1st precinct Martin L. Haupt,
Tbos. B. Freeman, J. C. Randol, Jno.
Steeg, Jno. Brooks, R. L. Taylor.
D2nd precinct Hy. Heise, Sr., An
drew J. Masters, Fred C. Scbrader,
Chas. E. Wills, L. M. Shaner, Albert
' SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP.
1st precinct Aug. Froensdorf,
Christ Kassell, R. S. Sides, J. F. Ol
iver, Samuel Morgan, August H Litz
felner. 2nd precinct Peter Lehner, J. M.
Thompson, E. S. Templeton, T. D.
Hope, Adolph Landgraf, A. J. Tant.
3d precinct A. D. Meyer. Martin
Koch, Willis Stone, C. P. Mathews,
Chas. Gerharter, L. L. McNeely.
Adam Thomas, Jno. Bright, Fred
Kaminski, Wm..H. Collins, T. J.
Hitt, Chas Waddle.
Jas. H. Miller, Jno. W. Riemann,
Chas. Maintz, T. A. Miller, A. J. Mc-
Ghee, B. S. Stearns.
To Klrat Voters.
You are young men casting your
first ballot. We congratulate yon
We also call your attention to Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin- for Con
stipation, Indigestion, Sirk Headache
and Stomach Trouble. At J. Maple
Wilson and I. Ben Miller.
Engine and Elephant.
In certain parts of India railroad
engineers have many difficulties to en
counter, some of them more amusing
to read about than to experience. Of
one such difficulty, an exchange tells
the following story:
A freight train was- lumbering
along, when a big elephant came out
of tbe woods and undertook, to butt
the engine off the track. The engi
neer did not like to charge the brute,
for fear of an upset, and several
times reversed the engine, in the vain
hope that the elephant would take
that vs a sign of surrender, and re
tire. Finally the elephant backed into
the engine, and setting its fore feet
firmiy between the rails, endeavored
to push the train backwards with its
The engineer promptly put on all
steam, toppled tbe elephant over a
small enbankment, and before it
could recover its senses, the train
Wanted Active Man of Good
character to deliver and collect in
Missouri for old established manu
facturing wholesale house. $900 a
year, sure pay. Honeyty more than
experience required. Our reference
any bank in any city. Enclose self-
addressed stamped envelope. Manu
facturers, Third Floor, 334 Dearborn
Mrs. A. D. Speak has a full line of
millinery at popular prices. With
every $5.00 purchase customer receives
a fair ticket. First-class trimmer in
We wish to secure the services of a
local or traveling salesman to sell our
line of lubricating and refined oils,
greases, paints and white lead. Sal
ary or commission. Address
The American Petroleum Pro
Office and Refinery, Findlay, Ohio.
Lesson for Missonri Farmers.
The McKinley and Flory Republican
Club of Sikeston, Mo., has made a
practical investigation of the price of
wheat delivered to the warehouses and
elevators in that town since 1892. In
the carefully prepared tables publish
ed the names of twenty-five sellers of
wheat are given, with the exact fig
ures of their transactions during the
last eight years. The statement is
presented with the remark that
Scott County, in Southeastern Mis
souri, is an agricultural community,
and that the whole population is inter
ested in the price of farm products.
Wheat is taken as a test. "It will be
noticed,'" says the instructive docu
ment, "that with a few exceptions,
under Democratic rule, wheat got as
high as 55c, and in 1S94 got as low as
40c. The price for the four
Democratic years the price averaged
about 50c, while under Republican
years the price averaged about 70c.
We do not know what you think about
it, but we believe this comparative
list of sales and prices paid for wheat
should show what it costs the farmers
to have Democratic times. Why
should we not support with our votes
the Republican party, when it is of
such great advantage to the farmers
for us to do so?" '
Here is an instance of practical pol
itics of the best kind, and an illustra
tion, also, of the value of an active,
intelligent Republican ' club. Four
years ago Scott County was visited
by many free coinage orators, who
said that wheat and silver had gone
down together, and that there would
be a continued decline unless the mints
of the United States were opened to
tbe silver of the world at the old ratio.
Tbe same theory was the groundwork
of Bryan's speeches. Scott County
believed it, for it gave Bryan 1906
votes and McKinley only 751. It is
Democratic by nearly three to one.
But prosperity has been trust upon it
by the party that declared in favor of
the gold stacdard and promised the
farmers that better prices and better
times would follow McKinleyrs elec
tion. The pledge has been keptr and
the farmers of Scott are selling their
wheat for McKinley prices. The
demonstration is complete. Bub their
are Missouri Democrats who- stop
thinking when they see tbe rooster en
on a ticket. Globe-Democrat.
Stop tbe Coach and Works off tbe
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets
cure a cold in on day. No Cure, no
Pay. Price 25 cents.
A. Cenfessiott ra the Scheol fund..
In another column will be found a
communication from State Auditor
Seibert in regard to the state debt of
$4,300,000 which was formerly a school
fund. It is greatly to be regretted,
for the sake of the people ol Missouri
and the- school system they value so
highly, that no better defease can be
made in regard to the sale of. suhool
assets- aad tbe substitution, of certi
ficates of debt. Mr. Seibert's- state
ment is a practical confession. It is
a confession that the United States
Government bonds belonging to the
public schools were sold by a Demo
cratic state administration and re
placed wixb state certificates of indebt
edness. Ob these certificates the tax'
payers of Missouri are meeting the
the annual interest, chietiy 6 per cent,
and in no ease leas than 5- per cent.
It is truLy deplorable that the school
fund is gone, every dollar of it, and
that nothing remains of it but a debt
that taxpayers are carrying.
Mr. Seibert struggles to palliate the
case. He- lets the truth out by driblets.
He- seeks- to implicate Republican administrations-though
there- has bern
none ia Missouri for- twenty -eig. t
years. But any one can take his su.
missioo and figures and arrive at
truth of the case. The school fund
has been looted precisely as- the
Globe-Democrat stated-. It no longer
represents a dollar in cash. It is
purely a debt on which interest is col
lected annually or semi-anna&lly,. and
when the bebt is paid the taxpayers, of
this plundered state must pay the
principal, just aa they are now paying
the interest. Mr. Seibert's confession
sweeos away the last hope that any of
the school fund might have escaped
conversion into debt. It onee amount
ed to millions in solid assets that
yielded interest and could be sold for
cash. Nothing remains now but certi
ficates of debt that the people of
Missouri must discharge principal
and interest. Globe-Democrat.
Coald't Translate It.
We received a letter recently which
we were unable to read. We failed to
detirmined the nationality of the
writer. The only words we were able
to make out were, "Dr. Caldwell's
Syrup Pepsin cures Indigestion."
L Ben Miller and J. Maple WUsob,
T un f.n1A ura ,iV nn. r. faiui Ana
1HiA.a mirMfnntjiinincr twn cnld rlnira.
One plain and one with set. Lost on
Bloomfield road between Cape and
Dutchtown. A reasonable reward will
be given on return of property to
Democrat office. s26-lw
New window shades at Glenn's.
Now dress goods at Glenn's.
FALL and WINTER
1 Eaoms 1. J
At His New
Has just opened the largest and best line of
Fall and Winter Goods ever received on
Broadway, consisting of.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING.
SHOES, CAPS, LADIES'
and GENTS' FURNISHING
We call your especial attention to our line
of Dress Goods, a very large selection of
the latest up-to-date styles, and our prices
are the lowest. Give us a call before you
make your fall purchases.
i Kaouaas EE,
TWO BIG FAIRS
THE SAME WEEK.
There will be held next week two fairs in Cape Girardeau one
will be at the New Fair Grounds, the other will be at Glenn's,
store. To the latter it costs you nothing to visit, and the clerks
will take special pains in showing you the new goods and selling
you such things as you may require. The following list of i tenia
will give you some idea how we are selling fall and winter good;
Good Calicos, 5c yard.
Canton Flannels, 5c yard and upwards.
Wool Flannels, 15c per yard and upwards.
Double Width Dress Goods, from 10c- to $1.75 per yard.
Ladies' Undervests, 20c and upward.
Ladies' Capes, 50c to $15.00.
Ladies' Jackets, $2.00 to $15.00.
Ladies' Plush Capes, from $1.50 to $15.00.
Ladies' Tailor-made Suits from $9.00 to $15.00.
Children's Wraps, 75c and upwarls.
Men's Suits, $3.00 and up to $13.00.
Boy's Suits, $1.00 and upwards.
Boy's Overcoats, $1.00 and upwards.
Men's Overcoats, $2.50 and upwards.
Men's Shirts, 35c and upwards.
Men's Drawers, 25c and upwards.
Men's Shoes from $1.25 and up.
Women's Shoes from $1.00 and upward-?.
Children's Shoes, 25c and upwards. .
Carpets from 12 l-2c to S1.23 yard.
Mattings, 15c to 40c yard.
Rugs, $1.00 and upwards.
David A. Glenn.
It is generally known that the Groceries, Flour, Provis
ions etc., sold by the Nicholas Scharff & Sons Grocer Co., of
St. Louis, give the best satisfaction to consumers of any
goods in the market.' All of their brands are kept for sale by
W. M. Stone at most reasonable prices. This only enumer
ates a few of their goods such as their
Bon Ton Hams, Bon Ton Breakfast Bacon, Bon
Ton Leaf Lard strictly pure, Bon Ton Lye, Ben
-1 Hur Tomatoes, Sylvia Syrup, Snow Drift Corn
Starch, Royal, (pound package) Rice, Holiday Soda,
Little Giant Cheese full cream; Banner, Elmo &
O. G. Java & Mocha Coffees; Triumph Brand State
of Maine Sugar Corn.
A reward is offered by the Nicholas Scharff & Sons
Grocer Co of $ 10.00 to any one
to equal the Triumph. '
In California canned fruits
standards can not be equaled.
Call, try these goods and
at moderate prices.
producing a can of sucrar mm
their Alpine Brands of extra
They are simply luscious.
many others. Will sell them
M. STONE. Grocer.