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Tbe Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
The Democrat Printing Co.
114 THEMIS 6TREET.
Entered at the Post Offle at Cape Girardeau,
Mo., u aeoood-clasa matter.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 13, J900.
EDITORIAL NOTES. f
The Jackson Herald editor is using
his little knife on E.'V. Flentge.
Missouri will enter tbe ranks of the
great Bepublican States in November.
Don't bet your money on Democrat
ic majorities this year. If you do
jou will surely lose your wad.
The Democrat who imagines he is
joing to bumboozle the voter this
year is carrying- scrambled brains in
Pekin has been looted to a small
extent, but the school fund of Mis
souri has been completely looted by
the Democrats in power.
In former years the schools of this
State cut off coupons from outside se
curities. Every dollar the schools get
now is raised by taxation.
There is some political trickery go
ing on in this county, but we have so
far been unable to get the particulars.
One thing we have discovered however
And that thing is a Republican Judas
Democratic officials in this State
have had at least two methods of
squandering the public school and
seminary cash endowment and replac
ing it with mere certificates of debt
that have no constitutional standing.
A Spanish immigrant from Gibral
tar who arrived at New York last
week bore such a strong resemblance
to Abrahrm Lincoln that the inspect
or, an old soldier who had seen the
war President, obtainod a photograph
of - the tall Spaniard.
'Forty-nine sailors on the cruiser
Baltimore were given shore leave the
other day in New York and deposited
433,000 at the naval branch of the
Young Men's Christian Association.
An old salt who stood by shook his
.head and said, "It's criminal."
"County candidates are attending the
Tair in force and each one using every
endeavor to see who can carry the
broadest smile and shake the most
hands. That's right, boys, "Faint
heart never won fair lady and fickle
.fortune requires absolute idolatry."
A civil engineer id Hobokec has
built a two-horse bed room on wheels,
with a tarpaulin extension for a kitch
en, and proposes to drive to Mexico
by easy stages. On the wagon is
painted the motto. "As we journey
through life let us linger on the way."
Joe Flory, the choice of the laborer
.and the workingmen, is making that
fellow Dockery hard to catch, a fact
which the Democrats are now aware
of and which is making many of them
"tremble in their shoes at the possibility
of the exposurers which will follow
Is Iherro anywhere else in the world,
vr has there ever been, such a system
atic loot of a school fund as there has
been in Missouri during the past few
.years? Well, we guess not. The
Democrats now in power deserve the
jake, in fact the whole bakery, for they
have taken everything in sight.
Let everv Missourian look upon
3hese two pictures: In the years 1869
tnd 1870 State Auditor Dan M. Dra
tier reDorted that the school fund of
.Missouri consisted of $1,050,100 in 6
jer cent United States bonds, $20,000
in 6 per cent Missouri bonds, and
$4886.78 in cash, making a total in
vill-edtred assets of $1,674,986.78. The
.annual income was $100,206. The sem-
inarv fund at tbe same time amounted
to $108,700 in 6 per cent United States
bonds, the income from which was
46522. The annual interest received
by the schools from these choice in
vestments was $105,728. Now mark
lhe change. The United States bonds
-were converted into cash by Demo
jratic administrations and the money
-was spent as general revenue. How
mch lo the schools get now from out
side investments? Not one cent They
have neither fund nor investment. All
that the State holds in the name of the
scnools is State certificates of indebt
edness on which the interest is paid by
an annual tax levy. In place of re
viving $106,728 interest from the out
side, as in 1869, the tax-payers of
.Missouri must .go into their pockets
or the $250,000 a year required by the
achool debt Globe-tDemocat
It has been figured up that the twen
tieth century will have twenty-four
leap years, the greatest number possi
ble. February will have five Sundays
three times 1920. 1949 and 19T6. The
earliest possible date on which Easter
can occur is March 12. The last time
it occurred on that date was 1818. The
latest date is April 22. It will occur
but one time in the coming century on
that date 1943. The middle day of
the century will be January 1, 1951.
There will be 380 eclipses during the
The candidate who resorts to dirty
work in his canvas, be he Republican
or Democrat, deserves to be turned
down by the voters.
Missouri is the first State to deprive
children of their school fund and
spend it for clerk hire.
Eighty (80) acres of land (45 in
cultivation) with a 4 room house on
it, east of Arbor in this county.
Seventy-nine (79) acres with 9-room
brick house, 3 good springs.
Ninety-six (96) acres, of which 35
are in cultivation; also 170 acres in
northern part of this county.
Lot No. 27, in range I (120x112).
The southwest corner of lot No. 20,
in range H, (514x80)
Lot No. 51, range I, (911x180).
House aud lot on Belleview street,
4 rooms, orchard, cistern, cellar,
stable and buggy shed (45x180. )
House and lot (50x183) 5 rooms,
cellar, cistern and chicken house,
lately built and well improved.
For terms call on
Hexky A. Astholz,
Main street. Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Where Brides Howl.
A Japanese wedding is a melan
It is not considered good form for
the bride over there to admit that she
is glad to get married.
When she is told of the prospect she
is expected to howl loudly and long.
Also she must keep it up by day and
by night, until the ceremony takes
After she bas been richly dressed
for the event, she must renew her
shrieks and she must hang back until
one of the attendants throws a veil
over her face.
Then an old hag takes her on her
back and carries her to a sedan chair.
When she arrives at the bride
groom's house she is his wife, the sim
ple ride in the flowery chair being the
only ceremony required, though pro
fuse entertainment and congratula
tions from assembled guests follow her
Sake, a national beveage, is drank,
and in the room there are placed some
dwarf trees symbolical of the woman's
beauty, and a tortois signifying lon
longevity. The DruK Trade.
So many changes in the last few
years in the drug trade have caused
the druggist of to-day to keep a close
watch upon his prescription case as
.well as his general stock of drugs.
New formulas, new processes of com
pounding with new pharmaceutical',
chemicals and elixirs keep the up-to-
date druggist in a constant state of
watchfulness that he may be prepared
and qualified as a good prescription
We are good prescription druggists,
constantly adding new chemicals and
pharmaceuticals to our line so that
prescriptions brought to us may be
accurately filled "with just what the
We also carry the most complete
line of toilet articles, perfumes, drug
gists' sundries and all that makes a
drug store fully up to date.
We have just secured the agency for
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which is
guaranteed to cure Constipation, In
digestion, Sick Headache and Stomach
Remember our motto, "No old
stock, no substitution. " You always
get what you ask for when you come
to our store.
Yours for business,
I. Bex Miller and J. Maple Wil
An enthusiastic temperance man in
Nashville recently went the rounds of
the saloons of that city, and putting
his head in at the doors quoted, in
sepulchral tones, some text from
Scripture, such as "Woe unto him
who puteth the bottle to his neigh
bor's mouth and maketh him drunken
also," "Look not upon the wine
when it is red." The drinkers, as a
rule, were greatly disconcerted, but
there was one exception, where he
said, "Strong drink is raging."
The irreverent boozer promptly
replied, "Let her rage," and emptied
Mrs. Blankner, the painles tooth ex
tractor will visit Cape Girardeau for
five days, beginning October 16 to 20.
Anyone suffering with decayed teeth
can have them removed without pain
br calling on her at the Riverview
OPENING OF THE FAIR.
A Large Crowd Was in At
tendance for the First Day.
Displays in Abundance Num
erous Attractions and
Everything that goes
to Make It a
The first day of the fair has come
and gone, but it leaves behind traces
of the most successful first day in the
history of our fairs.
Never before were the displays so
numerous, the decorations so elabrrate
as this. year. The grounds are a
beauty, while the buildings are as
bright as a new made dollar,
which wins tbe admiration
Strolling around the stalls we find
them all filled with the finest breed of
cattle, hogs and sheep, while race
horses are there in galore.
Then on entering the spacious build
ing of the Art Hall we find everything
imaginable that is pleasing to the eye.
the products of the farm, the manu
facturer, the merchants, are all
represented here, while the dainty and
artistic work of the fair sex stands
forth in all its beauty. To the center
of the building we turn our admiring
gaze upon natures flowers which are
there in abundance, sparkling in all
their brilliancy and filling the spaci
ous building with sweet fragrance.
This display which is the center of
attraction is due to the Mesdames
Albert, Pott and Schivelbine.
Just to the right to the main en
trance the Union Milling Co. has a
display that is worthy of mention. A
fortification composed of twenty-five
pound sacks of flour, with mounted
cannons, overlooks a little bar in
which peacefully lie the ironclads of
our navy. Setting high in the d'stant
is a miniture of tbe Union Mills from
the tops of which the stars and stripes
kiss the breeze as it is gently wafted
to and fro
The next display that attracted our
attention was that of Mr D. A. Glenn
which occupies a prominent position
on the west side. It might be rightly
termed "all the comforts of a home,"
for it truly pictures to the observer a
comfortable little bedroom and parlor,
neat and artistically arranged.
I. Ben Miller is represented in the
southeast corner of the building by a
very pretty display of toilet articles
and holiday goods.
Wo. Sailer & Co. " are represented
by a nice display of harness and
saddles in the northwest corner, while
just opposite is a nice selection of
tinware, stoves and ranges by W. II.
Among others who have prominent
displays are Al. Chenue, Cape
Brewery & Ice Co., Cape City Mills,
St Avit & Sons, Bahn Bros., E. C.
Woody, John F. Vogelsanger, Geo.
Cross, Thos. E. Clark and M. E. Lem
ing who is represented by a unique
display of hardwood lumber.
The free attractions which took
place at 2:30 o'clock opened with the
Irvings in a very clever aerial act
which was followed by the Martells in
a knock-about clown turn.
As McCarty & Reina failed to put
in an appearance, Mr. L. S. Joseph,
manager of the SDecial attraction,
seenred the services of the Irvings for
a baloon ascension each day during
the balance o' the week.
Wednesday being children's day the
I little folks were there enraass and as
a consequence the stands did a very
To First Voters.
You are young men casting your
first ballot. We congratulat3 you.
We also call your attention to Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin for Con
stipation, Indigestion, Sick Headache
and Stomach Trouble. At J. Maple
Wilson and I. Ben Miller.
The work on tbe Mississippi river
levee below Bird's Point is goin
along nicely. I be last contract was
let to Col. Clay, of Mexico, Mo., who
will commence work as soon as he
can get an outfit in. the field. Col
Clay's work consists of 25,000 yards
of levee. This work closes up the
cap between the work that was done
last year and the Dresbache Bros.
contaet which consists of 140.000
yards of dirt These levees are to be
built a shade above a possible high
water mark. Tnis levee will be a
great help to the farmers of Missis
sippi county and they ought to rejoice
in the fact that the government has
been so generous. Cairo Bulletin.
I. Ben Miller's ice cream
are the finest we ever had in
and ice cream is as fine as,
Buy that fail suit of Glenn.
I will be in Cape Girardeau during
Fair week from Tuesday a
m., Oct 9 till Monday, Oct.
16,. six days
inclusive. Office St
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When a man says there are no
trusts in this country he clearly show
that he has never run a country news
paper. It is all trust and take pay
in potatoes and cord wood.
The Empress Dowager has just
moved the capital of China over into
another country. The Emperor is
understood to have accompanied her.
He probably went in a box.
One of the largest churches in Ev
anston, Ind., has just paid off its
debt, and will celebrate the event with
a supper during the coming week. It
is not expected that Mr. Bryan will
telegraph any congratulations.
I only wish and wish that I could
fish and fish; I'd like to sit the live
long day upon a bale of prairie hay,
down where the river sandy wails,
and fish for whales. Tis shameful
that on this free soil a man must toil
and toil and toil; and sweat and strive
and groan, and burst his martingale
and moan, grow old and bald before
his time, in following the destive
dime. Ah, life would be a pleasant
dream if one could sit beside the
stream with rod in hand, at early
dawn, no comrade but a demijohn,
(the latter filled with lemonade) to
sit there in the drowsy shade what
higher bliss could laortal wish? Ah,
let us go and fish and fish.
"We notice that Prof. John S. Me-
Ghee is making Republicon speeches,
and by some he is claimed to be one
of the latest converts to Republican
ism. Out here where the Professor
has a host of kin-folks it is generally
known that be did not support Bryan
in 1896. His brother Jim can account
for John's flop, and that is on the
theory that he never knew much.
When they were boys, Jim relates,
their father run a blacksmith shop,
and decided to teach both Jim and
John the trade and let Flem do chores
around the bouse. The boys had not
worked long till John drew his bar
low and cut a hole in the bellows to
find where the wind came from. He
was expelled from tbe shop and Jim
and Flem learned the trade, and John
has been troubled with the croping
ont of mentbl weakness ever since."
Wayne County Journal.
We have consulted tbe Professor in
regard to the above and he says that
while he does not remember tbe in
cident mentioned, he presumes that it
is true, but it must have taken place
very early in his life. One thing cer
tain is that he found out early in life
where the wind came from but that
Jim did not find out till he bad voted
for Bryan in 1896.
CUKES BLOOD POISON'.
Scrofula, Ulcers, Old Sores. Hone
Pains Trial Treatment Free.
First, second or third stages posi
tively cured by taking B. B. B.
(Botanic Blood Balm). Blood Balm
kills or destroys the Syphilitic Poison
in the Blood and expels it from the
system. At the same time Botanic
Blood Balm builds up the shattered
constitution. Have you sore throat,
pimples, copper colored spots, eld
sores, ulcers, swellings, scrofula,
itching skin, aches and pains in bones
or joints, sore mouth, or falling hair?
Then Botanic Blood Balm will heal
every sore, stop the aches and make
the blood Pure and Rich and give the
rich glow of health to the skin. Over
3000 testimonials of cures. Botanic
Blood Balm thoroughly tested for 30
years. Sold at drug stores, $1, in
cluding complete directions, Trial
treatment of B. B. B. free by address
ing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Describe trouble and free medical
advice given. Don't despair of a
cure as Blood Balm cures when all
Blood Balm sold by Wm. II. Coer
ter's Drug Store.
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
Dunklin Democrat: E. F. Bio
meyer, of Cape Girardeau, was re
cently made second vice-president of
the Erb road, the old Houck line west
from Cape Girardeau. He is traffic
manager, and in fact, the "whole
thing." Only a few years ago he was
only a poor, ignorant, country Ger
man boy of St. Francois county. He
worked for Mr. Houck several years.
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.
TWO BIG FAIRS
THE SAME WEEK, g
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 89lling
you such things as you may require. Tbe following list of items
will eive you some" idea how we are selling fall and winter goods:
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 upwards.
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 $18.00.
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 upwards.
Children's Shoes, 25c and upwards.
Carpets from 12 l-2c to $1.25 yard.
Mattings, 15c to 40c yard.
Rugs, $1.00 and upwards.
David A. Glenn.
We do business on the plan of small profits and
large volume of business.
We have no old stock carried over from years
back, but carry all new goods bought at the closest
prices and sold for as small a margin as possible. .
Make bur store your headquarters during Fair
week. Bring us your produce. We pay the high
est market prices.
MAIN AND BROADWAY. PHONE 304.
Visitors invited to come and see my stock before buying elsewhere.
w. H. vogel;
Phone 175. 418 BROADWAY.
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