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The Weekly Democrat.
Published Every Saturday by
The Democrat Printlna Go.
114 THEMIS STREET.
Entered at the Post Offle at Cape Girardeau,
Mo., as second-class matter.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 17, 1900.
t EDITORIAL NOTES.
Vandiver defeated Mo.ley for Con
gress by about 3200
Congressman Vandiver has two more
vears of congressional life before
Our friend King- was elected sheriff
of Bollincer county bv a good ma
Georjje T. Lee carried Ripley coun
ty by a majority of 6-35 over Joseph
The Republicans of this State made
a splendid fiht and pained important
John Bull will
turkey before be
end of the
The Philippine war will now
speedily brought to a close by
Talk about the Republicans not
knowing how to scratch. Look at the
vote for Dick Ilines in this county.
Mr. Bryan is satisfied now that
even if the country wants to be saved
it does not want him to do the work.
It was not an election, it was a
mass meeting of the American people
indorsing the administration of YVil
The Democrats want to reorganize
their party but they are all broke up
among themselves and they will never
be able to agree as to their leaders.
Had St. Louis done her duty it
would have been a grand victory.
But there is a hot time in store for
Missouri Democracy yet.
Scott Wilkinson made more speeches
in this county than he got votes for
the legislature. Scott is a good fel
low, but he got his name on the wrong
Bob Sawyer was unfortunate in hav
ing a brother-in-law. Lusk's love for
the Democrats and ''niggers' and
hatred of the Dutch is what beat Mr
Sawyer. Paul B. Moore has bought the
Charleston Enterprise and Charleston
Chronicle and consolidated the two
papers. This means that Mr. Moore
will lie a candidate for Congress" two
years from now.
It is reported that one Demon a tic
':itic!idate in this county s petit cloven
hundred and fifty dollars in the cam
paign and then as defeated,
money i'l this coarity to :i::'ri
What t!ie" country lia.s intrusted to
"the Republican party is the presidency
and both houses of Congress, which
means full power to art. President
McKinley has been exceptionally
.honored in this respect.
There was a big falling off of Dem
ocratic votes in all the lower counties
in Southeast Missouri. The popula
tion in these counties is increasing
right along but there is no increasing
in the Democratic vote.
That little country school teacher,
B. F. Lusk, who has it in for the
Dntch, will fizzle out before another
presidential election rolls around.
The candidates ho held up this year
will not be held up again by him.
Who will be the Democratic stand
ard bearer in 1904? There is a cer
tainty that no man identified promi
nently with the Bryanite imbecility
will have a chance to eet any votes in
the convention four years hence.
U seems as though Cleveland will
endeavor to pull the Democratic party
from the mire in which it now finds it
self. Re-organization is the topic of
Democratic leaders and Cleveland is
pulling .the wires hard to gain his
The time is close at hand when
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina,
Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisiana
will be either doubtful or Republican
in most of the important canvasses.
A great partizan revolution is close at
hand in the South, which will be of
immeasurable benefit to that section,
and be of profound consequence to the
Web Davis will now have to emi
grate to South Africa and console the
Boers. Probably he will try to pull
the wires and set the presidential
nomination on the Democratic ticket
four years hence.
A. V. Groves came in from his harne
in Cape Girardeau county Saturday
to take his place as a teacher in The
public school here For two years
Mr- Groves has been teacher here and
is well liked. He comos to us this
year as a graduate of the Cape Gir
ardeau Normal School, having com
pleted the course during the past sum
mer. Doniphan Prospect-News.
A story is going the rounds about
the toll collector on one of the bridges
across the Missouri at Leavenworth.
Two old women from Missouri drove
up to the toll gate and askad how much
the toll was. "Twenty-five cents for a
man and horse," said the gatekeeper.
"Well, then, get out of the way, we're
two old women and a mare; get up,
Polly " And the man stood in open'
The second defeat of Bryan is gen
erally conceded by-Democrats to mean
his permanent retirement from the
leadership of the party. Since the
result of the election has become
dennitely Known, Democrats all over
the country are numerous who make
the assertion that Bryan himself is
the cause of the party's defeat. Al
though the effect of the Democratic
defeat has not yet cleared away, there
are many in the party who are not so
dazed but that they can look ahead.
Thev see a new leader in the form of
David B. Hill or Richard Olney.
Theodore Roosevelt made 073
speeches in the campaign. lie visited
twenty-four states, traveled 21.209
miles, a distance almost equal to the
circuit of the globe at the eauator.
was in ;jt7 cities and towns, and ad
dressed what was estimated to be 3,
000,000 persons. Jo other candidate
for any office in the United States has
equaled this record. It surpasses Mr,
Bryan s demonstration in 1896, and
beats that of 1900, although Bryan's
work in this direction comes a close
second to Roosevelt's, and that of all
the rest of the candidates for Presi
dent or Vice-President whom the
country has seen is far in the rear.
Notwithstanding that Great Britain
has annexed the Transvaal the war in
South Africa is still going on, and
each day brings new tidings of the
clash of arms between the Boers and
British. Cronje banished to St. Hel
ena, Joubert dead, Oom Paul Krueger
seeking safety on foreign shores, and
yet with these great leaders gone they
still have Stein and Botha who are
bidding defiance to that great army
with a handf ull of men at their baccks
Months ago it was predicted that the
war would be brought to a close in a
few weeks time, and still the end has
not come, and the indications are that
the twentieth century will still see them
Henceforth there, will be no need
for the Democrats to nominate a coun
ty ticket, for the Dutch and the nig
gers will never vote any ticket, but the
Republican." So said a Democrat
the other day in the course of conver
sation. Thi.-i gentleman did not stop
to think that it was these same Dutch
and niggers who elected one of bis
party by an overwhelming majority.
We hwid the winning card, as we gen
erally do, and it does not better mat
ters to make such slanderous remarks.
The Republicans nominated their tick
et after due consideration, and there
is not a man on it but what is justly
qualified to fill the office to which he
has been elected. Our county offices
have been in hands, during the past
two years, 'that are competent and
trustworthy, and we have not a doubt
but what they will prove so again.
A gentleman remarked this morning,
"Now that prosperity has won, let us
have prosperity in no qualified de
gree." What have we had during the
past four years but prosperity, and
there is no reason why it should not
continue. McKinley has been re-elect
ed by an overwhelming plurality of
the popular vote, not wholly because
it iwas McKinley, but because the
masses of the people approved of the
platform which was adopted by the
Republican party at Philadelphia.
But the party must not felicitate iwcif
upon the idea that Republicans aioae
won the victory, for the fact is mat
thousands of Democrats voted w.th
them, thus rendering a glorious vic
tory. In view of the results of tbeeiac
tion the country wilt have the rjght to
expect continued allegiance to sound
money and enlarged reverence for the
Farms for Sale. For terms enquire
of Henry A. Astolz.
Drum's restaurant is open day and
Roll films at I. Ben Miller's.
Mrs. Tobler's first class trimmer
will surely please you. Give her a
The hot tamala sociable is the latest
fad. Properly constructed the tamala
itself need not be a fad.
New York is to provide a home for
aged literary men. There are many
young men in that line to whom a
home would be acceptable.
A liquor firm has adopted a novel
way of advertising. An aeronaut will
make a series of balloon ascensions
and drop throughout the district over
which he travels small bottles of whis
ky attached to miniature parachutes.
The only drawback to the scheme is
that liquor may induce the patrons to
follow off the balloon.
Prof. Lloyd Morgan in a recent ad'
dress stated that he had found that
young chickens, taken straight from
the hen, could swim with perfect facil
ity. The professor made the mistake
of selecting young ducks that had
just been hatched out by a hen for the
trial of his experiment. Let him try
again, and this time take some young
chickens hatched by a duck and see
what the result will be.
A student of psychology up in Min
nesota is making a business of court
ing srirls for the purpose of taking
notes to demonstrate certain theories
relative to the intellectual limitations
of the tender passion. The Minneap
olis Times observes: "If the gentle
man is solvent, a breach of promise
suit will bob up some day, and the
lawyers will make him forget all he
The Virginia decision that a woman
may be the head of the household will
excite the wonder of many a domesti
cated husband who has never doubted
his wife's supremacy.
Tell me not in hungry accents
All this world is wbat we deem;
Eags may sometimes pass for lunches,
And things are not what they term.
Small Margaret had said her pray
ers and her mother was tucking her in
to leave her to her slumbers, when the
child begged that mama would not
leave her alone. "Why, Margaret?"
said her mama soothingly, but sur
prised at this unexpected demand,
you know you are never alone, for
God is always with you." "Yes,'"
rejoined the small maiden, doubtfully,
I iknow. But mamma, I'd rather
have some of my own relations.
The Congressional Vite,
Following are the pluralities given
by the official count in this Congres
sional District at the election held No
vember tith, 1'JOO:
Mississippi. . .
Pemiscot). . . .
Butler Co. 221
Christain. .... 702
Vandiver's plurality, :!2"7.
Ge, the Fine il;it of Berry
der stock at Glenn's.
Kodak supplies at 1. Ben Miller's.
If you want Fire
to Henry A. Astolz.
Fine building lots for sale by Henry
Rents collected and taxes paid for
non-residents by Henry A. Astolz.
stock at Glenn's.
-Berry & Sander
Get some of the bargains Berry &
Sander stock at Glenn's.
Insure against Tornado,
issued by Henry A. Astolz.
Made a great hit; bought the Berry
& Sander Furnishings.
David A. Glenn.
Prompt attention will be paid to any
business entrusted to me.
Henry A. Astolz.
Beary & Sander Bargains in Fur
nishings, at Glenn's.
Mrs. Tobler has a beautiful line of
hats. She has also renewed her
stock of fancy work. Call and see
her goods without fail.
Meals, lunch and fresh oysters
served at Drum's restaurant at all
hours, day and n'ght.
That lucky "scoop." Bought Berry-Sander
stock of Furnishings.
David A. Glenn.
SEARCHING FOB A
Hot for ire-like Man This Tim:', But
a For Facts to rov Sayings
Eecorded ia the Scriptures.
To And conclusive evidence that the
deluge was universal, to discover facts
Which will prove that the waters cov
erea me iace oi me eartn. as re
corded in the Scriptures, is the object
Of a Journey which a distinguish-J
American geologist, the Rev. Georg'
Frederick right, is making over the
'Roof of the World," the Central Asian
The journey is full of peril and hard
ship, but Dr. Wright, who has faced the
dangers of Arctic exploration and who
has led hazardous expeditions over the
glaciers of Alaska, is no stranger to
such things. Though sixty-four years
old he is strong and vigorous. On the
present expedition he is accompanied
by his son, Frederick B. Wright, re
cently graduated from Yale college.
Both father and son were prisoners
In the British legation during the siege
of Peking. After the rescue of the le
gationcrs they went to Vladivostock
and thence over the Trans-Siberian
road to Lake Baikal, in the great Si
The Ararat range in Southwestern
Asia, where Biblical story says the
Arc of Noah found a resting place, will
be explored by Dr. Wright. In these
highlands, which are covered with
"loess," or unstratifled diluvian mud
left by receding water. Dr. Wright
hopes to find remains of men and ani
mals left there before the flood.
If Dr. Wright discovers antediluvian
remains in Asia, the last link in a chain
of facts, which tend to prove that the
globe was at one time flooded will be
supplied. Geologists admit that Amer
ica and Europe were once under water.
It has been known for years that the
greater part of Africa was once cov
ered by the sea, but it remains to be
shown that Asia, too, was once sub
merged. AN IMPORTANT MISSION.
Within the last twenty years the
views of scientific men as to the deluge
have been reversed. Presiwich, the
Knglish geologist, vas th3 first to find
evidences of a dei'Jse in Europe. Sir
J. William Dawsn. has supported the
universal deluce theory.
In this country L.T. Wright has made
investigations which seem to show that
North America was once under water.
Deposits of marine products and ma
rine fossils have Ieen found by Dr.
Wright on cur highest mountains,
while the thin cVwoslt of "loess," or in
undation mud. that covers the major
portion of the Rooky Mountain plateau
is fu!l r-t marine fossils, shells, and evi
dences of inundation.
k 15. Wright, son of
Ir. Wi :ht h:iF ?ptnt his life in seek
ipK l' h:1 1 rii.nlz.- seienee nnrl the Kih
Iic;il story of the creation. lie is a
prnfesMir ia O'.n-ii.n Theological Sem
inary and professor of "The Relations
of Religion and Science" at Andov
For several years he was an assist-. -X
on the United States Geological Surv ;:.
The present expedition is the grcat ss
undertaking of his life. All the ex
penses will be borne by Dr. Wright
himself. When last heard from, the
Doctor was setting out for Lake Baik
al which is 200 miles from the Siberian
railroad line. The journey to the lake,
5,200 feet above the sea level, will be
made in Mongolian camel carts. Dr.
Wright's only European companion
will be his son. They carry tools to
dig Into the deposits of "loess."
Scientists say that an e-ent so stu
pendous as the deluge could not have
happened without leaving permanent
evidences behind. It is believed, how
ever, that the effects have been mod
ified, and even obscured, by subsequent
changes. It is not only difficult to dis
cover evidences of the deluge, but dif
ficult to separate recrrds of the deluge
from the records of the earlier periods,
such as the glacial, or later records
left by subsequent inundations.
The Scripture states that the water
covered "all the high hills," and there
are evidences of this in four continents.
The water is said to have risen IS cu
bits, or 23 feet, above the highest
mountain. Scientists are asking where
are the materials drifted up by the
deluge, the remains of the millions of
men and animals that perished by it.
During the 130 days that followed the
rise of the waters the matter lifted by
the flood settled, the heavier materials
first, then finer gravel,. sanrL. and fln
ally mud fell like a mantle. Butas the
waters receded into the ocean beds
much of this mud in the courses of the
currents was carried back into the
ocean. Geologists are perplexed over
the depths of the deposits.
It is quite likely that Dr. Wright
will find buried in li; "loess" the wea
pons and tools used by men who lived
before the flood, and for whose Bins,
the Scripture says, the world was
An Intimate friend of Dr. Wright is
the Rev. Daniel 8. Gregory, editor of
The Homiletlc Review. Before start
ins on bia expedition Dr. Wright con
fided to Dr. Gregory his plana.
- r. eyHg
No better line of Men's Wear ever brought to
Cape Girardeau. $2,000.00 Stock of Shirts, Ties,
Gloves, Socks, Handkerchiefs, Underweai, Collars,
Cuffs, Dress Shirts, Suspenders, Hats, Caps and
Umbrellas, to be Closed Out Within 30 Days.
Heavy Fleeced Underwear, $1.00 a suit and upward.
Heavy Gloves, 50c a pair and upwards.
Dress Gloves. 30c a pair and upwards.
Sock, 10c a pair and upwards.
Shirts for Dress, 50c each and upwards.
Fine Dress Shirts from $1.00 to $1.50 each.
Men's Fine Wool Underwear from $2.00 to $4.50 a sait.
Everything will be Sold at Very Low Prices.
David A. Glenn.
Don't miss it. Goods and Prices
will be sure to interest you.
All $12.50 Men's Suits for $10.00
Lot Medium Weights off.
All $8.00 and $9.00 Suits for 7.75
Men's Heavy Ulsters, big value - - 8.00
Lot Men's Suits, worth $3.00, for - - 2.25
Lot Men's Suits, worth $4.00; for - - 3.25
ALL WOOL SUITS. STYLISH PATTERNS. ONLY $4.00
A Complete Line of Youths' and Boys Suits.
MAIN AND BROADWAY. PHONE 304.
Visitors invited to come and sea my stock before buying elsewhere.
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Phone 175. 418 BROADWAY
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