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The Weekly Democrat.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBKll :!. l-f'.Hi
. or v !( . re.-jl'.lela.
(;a:;:;!:t a. houaut.
i:oi:i-:ivr. i-:. u:vis
I'u:- Lieutenant (Governor.
A. !'. I'KTTIJOnX.
i-'ui- Snj)i'enie Judjre.
R. R. and Warehouse Commissioner.
g f.o: x; i-: m. stillk.
For Secretary of State.
.loiiN" (;. i;ishoi.
For State Treasurer,
JOSF.PII F. OMF.LICH.
For Attorney General.
For Klectors r.t Lurjjv,
B. 13. UITO.N and jOWN" li. HALF.
Forjudge St. Louis Court nf Appeals.
n. k. iHiMHAn:!:.
Jud?;e Kansas Ciiy Court of Ajin-a!s
JAM F.S iJOTTSFuRI).
JOHX A. SX1DKK.
For State Senator.
THOMAS 11. GRF.F.XF..
For I li preventative.
JOHX J. SAW V F.K.
For ('oiamon I 'leas Jiule.
F.I) WARD W. FLKX'AiK.
For Prosecuting Attorney.
F.DWARD D. HAYS.
J. FRAXK CALDWKLL.
JOHX F COTXFIL
For County Jude District Xo. 2
F. I!. M KYK1 1.
For County Judjie District Xo. t.
For Public Administrator,
JULIUS K. UMHKCK.
DR. Hit ASF..
We are iUH.
'loriwd to aiiiiiii- c
As an independent candidate for I'm?
Otlice of Sheriff ot (HW Girardeau
The free sitverites keep on talking.
They do that to keep up courage.
Kvery little empty pocketed orator
in the country is out yelping for free
The laboring man who iuVs for
Bryan will vote to reduce Lis own
Judre Sawyer will ajrain l;r :U his
post when the Ijcjjislalure m;-'ts in
If Dro. Hryan wants his i.r.wi ;!
led on this year In; will have to send
it to Ci.iiton.
The United Stales mints coined last
month 2,l"i:t().oiKin si! v.-r from biiliion
in the treasury.
How jjlad'y would the peojik; eX
chanjre the coniiitions of ;o-;:.ty for
th ; conditions of l'i.
Mr. McKinlcy "s responses t visit
in ueli-jrations rhiv-v that In- h.is ao
liking for fifty cent money or !:f:y cent
The Xational Republican Coi.:;ui!' e
wili meet in Chicago next Monday.
Tile Commit ti-euien from tin- ('it'e;-e::i
States will lie theiv.
Farmers who are sowing a .vat-.'r
number of aei-es of wheat tiiis year
than usual are iloiii; so because tin y
believe MeKinlev will lie elt-rtvJ.
in Xew York they are iietthij; iL.ee
to one on the electton of McKiniey.
Three weeks from now they v.ili lie
iK'ttinjj-three to one on McKinle;. all
over the country.
After the smoke of the political bat
tie lioats away oa the evening tf the
:rd of November the smoke froi;; the
factory smoke stacks all over the
country will loom up.
Judge Dallentine of Scott county,
we are told, will make a free silver
speech in this city some time this
month. We will ali turn out to hear
t'.io man who voted for Ijncoln.
An honest man and an hone-st dollar
a:v two of ihe r.obl-i.st workers of Gud.
In 1S4 there were 3. .".". 12 head of
sheep in Ohio, while this year there
are but 2.2!K5.W. A striking example
of what Democratic free woolhas done
Hoke Smith and John CoyaThacher
in their support of the Chieao ticket
are a jood deal like the Iowa '.nan who
said he was '"in favor of the prohibi
tion law. but against its enforcement."
The Democrats of this county seem
to be sanguine of electing their county
ticket. Their fusion with the Populists
is their i ope of carrying the county.
If they had a strong ticket they mk'ht
have some show.
Senator Cockrell makes the rame
s leech at every place he sp;ak.-. He
was hov.ked Tor one hundred speeehes
in the State and if he fills his appoint
ments he will sinjr the same free silver
sonir one hundred times.
People of all trades and avocation.-,
jieople i:i all conditions of life, natur
alized Americans of all nativities are
oranied for McKinlcy. lias any
one discovered evidences 'f si'ch uni
versal support of DryanV.
The average Kepulilican grains in
Maine. Vermont and Arkansas, states
which have held local elections during
this campaign i- per cent. The tid
ins that eume from other states are.
that this average will be more than
Senator Vilas, postmaster general
in i're-idetit Cleveland "s iir-t admin
istration, is in excellent company this
year, in Madison. Wis., the other
ever.i;i;r he spoke f'-om a platform
witii Generals. Sickles. Sieeel and
The Jefferson City capitol hohicrs
are sending literutuiv broadcast over
the S taio which pleads with the voter
to stay with -b-tferson City in the capi
tol removal contest. Sedalia jieople
are v.ork'mjr day and ni-jhtto convince
the voters that tin; capitol should be
removed to Sedalia.
The Philadelphia Record, the
known Democratic paper, puts it this
way: .-In lx'.fci Mr. ISryau vtdeii for
Weaver, the Poimlist candidate for
the presidency. What ri;ht has lie
in llie name oi -regularity. io a.-K
Democrats to vote for him in 'AY;
f't them atin r his harvest where m
has sown his seed."
The average voter probably isn't
aware of the fact that there are seven
presidential tickets in the field viz.
Hryan and Sewal!. Democratic: Mc
KinlL.v and Ilobart, iiepubiican: Pal
mer and Duekner. 'old standard iKin
ociatic: Hryan and Watso:;. Popnli.-1:
Levering and Johnson. Prohibitioi.i -t.
av;d Malci.ett and Maeuire. S-iciailst.
Canada is now strue-iii),.- uit'i the
Chinese problem. Two jniviiln-rs of
p.trliamer.t from ilritish Colinnb'a.
where there are Jl.iW i'hiue-. hmor-
erf against 21.0(H v.l'if. demand :m
act to exclude the Chinese from il.at
province, and Dominion niirkim-ii,
having taken the matter up. demur d. d
in increase from .Vi to s."il i of llie
Chinese head tax.
Within a liitie less thai: two v,.. Us
wheal has advanced ner.rly e- :i
Max ha-ailvaiieed '1 -.Ms ale! .i':'y
coi'.on till a bale. Ac-ordinir to
Coin"" Harvey whose claim :s that
the fall in farm products is due to the
fall in silver, silver should have ad
vanced proportionately to thesi farm
product figures. Hut it has not. The
white metal in bar still lingers at
and 'iii cents an ounce.
Th- Xew York Herald continues to
take poll of electors by postal card.
They show many changes from Cleve
land in 1!'- to McKinlcy in iS'.Mi. and
mi-hty few ehar.jres from Harrison in
l.s!2 to i'.ryan in J"'.h:. the ratio in
many localities liein' as hih as live
to one in favor of McKinlcy. Anion;.'
the new voters llie proportion for Mc
Kinlcy i- still greater.
"Labor cannot wait. The capital
of tin. workineaia!! is in his strong
riirht arn:. PI': does !:ot use it to
day just that much of his apital has
jrone forever. Tile capitalist can unit
on his dividetuts. but the workiniaaii
cannot wait on his dinner. And there
is uothinir so well calculated to injure
labor in the United States as .1 ! pre
ciateii eiiiiv.ucy . ' Major McKu.ky
to the .laniestown. X-w Yol k, delega
tion. Advocates of the party of free trade
and of free silver, are just as ready to
make jrlittcrinjr promises for free silver
this year as they were for free trade
four years ago. But when asked to
explain the practical workings of this
panacea for existing ills they are de
cidedly lame. They do not tell how-
free silver will start the shops. They
do not tell how it will restore confi
dence. They do not tell how it will
increase the demand for the products
of the farm or factory. It will cure.
thev say. and that is all they sav.
.. .1 L - 1
Bryan's own friends adnvVthr.t Mi-
Kinlev will carry Nebraska.
If the irood times of l'.ii .cr : '
restored the policies of must :;e
Tile country cannot raj on p:-.,::'!;- s.
and that is all the Democratic party
offers. Theie is nothing sub.-.t::M..'.l
in its whole platform.
The Jacicsoii Cash-Book is le;:.:.: :-
to Livin-totv. Livingstone t;-.
le irainine; ground every iiay his
recruits are co:r.in' from th' :.. o-
Ai' ei;tl!itsi.i--;ie old-tini- K-i Mteky
colon-.-! wi.o attended the Biy-i:; re
ocpiion at Lexintiin. and who haii -conic
yrcittly eiil!ii!.--d by tin- :.,t.v..;Iv
of Bryan and Bo.n-bon j:i:-;-l.:i'.l;-; .
e-r:i-J Brya;; i y tti ' hai.d i-i
ail the fervor of Jiie most ... ,;c.-.::s
K-.-ntucky 'losj-itaiity and said: ('..:.
Bryan, sah. by jrad. sab. this v.;:.- a
trrand demoiistr.-itior. sal:: a! top '! v
the e-r.mdest ever had in Ij-xin:.; ;:.
sail, since .lu'iilio was exhibit.'.:."
Tiiis tells the story of Mr. P.ruirs V
ir.ense nr-el i;;e-s.
Ti:e Poplar Bluff H.-pul.iie.::! pr
s -nts its i-eadcrs with tin pictii! f
tile Republica.'i ean.iidat.-s of i:.;'.l r
county. Tiie B'-publicaus of B:;ti
county ice.it: niz.- tic- in 'In-. :ic i .-.
Ic'liubiii'an i.cwj-,a)er and ti.cv :
showir.e- their apprei-iatiou of 'le
work of the press by e-ivir.' : -
iiiiiican a liberal support. W e iv-:-a
a few ic-ptib'i.-aas in this count v ii :
the liiitier county H-jiitblicans. i'e.v
the KepubMcar. candiilate eanks aito-
tlier on his H;rsonal popuht -.t- .
That is all ri-ht. If their persoa.i!
popularity pulls them throne); we will
We tiii.; v el-: ant: ounce F. Ka-c
as an iii'iepend.-!:; candidiit. fc the
oliie.- of Sii-.'i-i ft. yr. !i;iJi' i-iil not
submit his name for nomination to the
convention of any politcal part v. It
is true lie came within thru' votes of
beiny nominated by the I, -moera-s at
their convention but his name was pre
sented to that convention without his
authority or consent and he is not re
sponsible for what that convention
did. Before the nomiuatinir conven
tions we;v held this year Mr. K;i;.' a!.
iiounced himself, over his own signa
ture, as an indeendent candidate and
he is still a candidate on that ticket.
Mr. Ka'i- has h-ld the ottic- of Shei-ill
in this county and his record is well
known to all. If elected he wi!i make
a e'ood oflirer.
The following is an extract from a
letter received from Mr. l-"ranl-: Da..n.
a wh desah; and retail hay dealer o!
Lincoln. Nebraska: "You may ;i. ;:!-:
as Line . -in i;as t!ie comitination van
'at"d. (!-iible tailed caailiiia'i . I'l.it
this country ill 'o i.i for hi: : tit
has lieeii polh-d a ihI lind that there is
just two to op. for McKinn". , a -- i-
t'.e Finil ,v:tril. Iilicilict A. v.li.ie
Bryan lives, Iheie is seven! v-or,e - i-
Bryan and 210 for MeKinlev. A iri:.i-
lier of townships have iieen canva-s- -i
in this county, ami all that have b.i n
rejiorted are about at the same rale,.
But the most amusing tiling about i
all is tin- ungainly position 'i;e
have tanirl-'d :lienis.'l v es is. to. i .-. ,
over tii" fence and they can't eel over
or hack. "
I'iic Kentucky Monitor, of Taylor--
ville. is a l.rihi new-spa per. e,;.:--. 1 ;
Prof. Deias iloeei-s. who -a. - .!..':
Mr. T. A. Wilburn intones 1: m
lie used Dr. Bell's Piiic-Tar-Iiiiii.'-. and
recommends il as the b -st reaieiiy f,r
eourh. Mr. Wilburn's wife .had !i, i-
bothered with bronchitis and ti.r-.i:
trouble, accompa ined by a . -. .
coii'di. for several years. She tr-.. .;
sample bottle of Dr. Bi ll's Pin.-Tar-
Hotley and it rolieveu lier to sncii : i.
extent that Mr. W. purchasci a col, a:
bottle and she is now almost :;t!rdy
cured. Mr. Wiiburn savs he v.o-.iid
not be without : in i.is hoii.-e ..:-;y-
No! l t"rc10.cntlal Size.
Ni t . Bryan's speeches B.!.m
li mak-' no I'ouvert.-. aor -..-ii. tliey
cliane-' tii" minus ol those who have
I M aiOllir belli Ijj,,, ;,, i... !:!. a
smart poiiticiaii witii a, t.ia: 'a
inipiies. Tiici-e ,- re -core- of .::!. :c
si -,.kers wiio a., iii- s'ipe.-ior- .a
fo.-ee,"ul.y and c!;.M;!...nti-. p.-es- nti::. a
ca':". ..:aav o nis ovvr -i;:n.
e:;.-e-'i! iiii.i i:i e!oiiU"r;ce and iev. n
se.-'i- Mr. Bryan a Mi;'rinr ..i-t; . for
il ..- not :; dersan: t-iou-ht :'i-.v. n...
iions oi Auieriear.s vvi.l ca-t :i.--i .- : -allot-
for one .v;:o iias yivei: few evi-
ih-iices ot' ios.-essir.f marked ability
or ev en cousjiicuous tai ;nt. but noth
ing that has -aie or do :. -le e his
nominatii.e lia- led us .: r
iirst opinion that he is the most un
presidci.tial iiia'i r.on.itiae !',,-
the presidency. Boston Transc: ij.t.
Hcivare ol swindlers.
W-; iiave exjioseii. during til 1 .-t
year, many swindlers who advertise,
under the name of medicine. v:ie com
pounds which only increase ;::.r.:.-n
suft'erinir. To all who need a :n;i
mediiin and blood puriiier. -,i- fa;:
hoiiirstly rwcfctinuend Sulphur Rit:i.
BOURKF. COCKRAN ON BRYAN.
The Eloquent Ex-CoDOreMiuii EzpoMS
the Free SUrer Fraud on Worilngmen.
In his great speech in Madison Square
Garden, New York city, ex-Congressmaa
Bourke Cochran said in reply to Presi
dential Candidate Bryan:
If everything' in this v.-orltl or in this
country, including labor, be increased
in value to-niorrow in like proportion,
r.ot one of us would be affected at all.
If that was Mr. Bryan's scheme, he
w ould never have a populist nomination
to rive him importance in the eyes of
this community. If that were all that
he meant, he would not be supporting
il, and I would not be taking the trouble
to oppose it. If everything in the world
be increased ten per cent, in value, why,
we would pay ten per cent, in addition
for what we would buy and pet ten per
cent, more for what we would sell.
What, then, is it? It is an increase in
the price of commodities and allowing
labor to shift for itself. If the price of
commodities be increased and the prioe
cf labor be left stationary' that means a
cutting down of the rate of wages. If,
iitcad of a dollar which consists of
a given quantity cf gold equal to 100
cents anywhere in the world, with the
ourchasing jiower of inO cents, the la
lorer is to be paid in dollars worth .'.0
cents each, he can only buy half as much
with a day's wages as he buys now. If
the value of the io;v.ilist. scheme, then,
is to be tested, let the laboring men of
this country ask Mr. Bryan and his
populist friends a simple, common,
cvervdav auestian: "Where do I come
Mr. Bryan himself has a glimmering
idea of w here the laborer will come in,
or. rather, of where he will go out.
There is one paragraph in his speech
which whether it was the resnltof an
unconscious stumbling into candor or
whether it was a contribution made in
the stress of logical discussion I am ut
terly unable to say that throws a flood
of light upon the whole purpose under
tying this populist agitation. Wage
rnrners, Mr. Bryan says, know that
while n gold standard" raises the pur
chasing power of the dollar it also
makes it more difficult to obtain pos
session of the dollar. They know that
employment is less permanent, loss of
work more probable and reemployment
If that, means anything, it means
that a cheap dollar would give him
more employment, more f rvquent em
ployment, more work and a chance to
get reemployment after he was dis
charged. If that means anything in the
world to a sane man, it means that if
the laborer is willing to have his wages
cut down he will get more work.
If it were true that a reduction in the
rate of wages would increase the chance
of eniploj ifient, I would not blame Mr.
Bryan for telling the truth, because,
however unjialatable the truth may be,
I conceiv it the duty of any man who
attempts to address his fellow-citizena
never to shrink from a statme- ' f the
whole truth, whatever may be the con
sequences to himself. But. as a matter
of fact, a diminution in the rate of
wages does not increase the scope of em
ployment. There cannot be an abundant product
unless labor is extensively employed.
You cannot have high wages unless
there is an extensive production in
every department of industry, and that
is why I claim that- wages are the one
sole test of a country's condition that
high wages mean an abundant protec
tion, and abundance necessarily means
prosperity. Mr. Bryan, on the other
hand, would have you believe thatpros
jM'rity is advanced by cheapening the
rate of wages, but. the fall in the rateof
wages always comes from a narrow
production, and narrow production
means there is little demand for labor
in the market. When, after the panic
of 1S7.1. the price of Ialor fell to 00
cents a day. it was harder to obtain
work than when the rate of labor was
two dollars, and the difference between
the populist, who seeks to cut down the
rate of wages, and the democrat, who
seeks to protect, it. is that the democrat
lielicves that high wages and prosperity
'are synonymous, and the populist wants
to cut. the rate of wages in order that he
may tempt the farmer to make, war
upon his own workingmen.
Property and Industry.
Property is the fruit of labor. Prop
erty is desirable, is a positive good in.
the world. That some should lie rich
'shows that others may lecome rich, and
hence is encouragement to industry and
enterprise. Let no man who is home
less pull down the house of another, but
Jet him work diligently and build one
for himself, thus, by example, assuring
that his own shall le safe from violence
when it is built. Abraham Lincoln.
The Gold Dollar and the Silver Dollar.
The value of every dollar earned by
the wage-earner and paid to the farmer
under present conditions is 100 cents.
With the unlimited coinage of silver
"at the ratio of sixteen to one the value
cf the dollar would sink to tho price of
he silver bullion in coin, containing
STIVi grains of pure silver, or about 51
A man has been discovered in Okla
homa who wants the government to
coin silver dollars, and "if the other
nations act frisky, take 'em by the"
throat, darn em, and make 'em take
'cm for legal tender." Kansas City
How do you find business? If you
want to borrow money, are you not told
that this free silver racket is scaring in-
Vestors? Don't manufacturers coin
plain that they have difficulty in getting1
loans with which to buy raw material
pay wages and carry stocks of goods?
Isn't the uncertainty about the motif yl
In which loans will be repaid playfij
the dickens with credits and confideno
among business men?
Featherbone Corsets and Waists:
FEATHE2BCNE CORSET CO.
refund the money
after 4 weeks' trial if
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CITY DRUB STORE
Cor. Independence & Spanish Sts.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.
Elmo Porterfield Ph. G.
A full line of
Patent Medicines, and Toilet Articles always
on hand, fresh and clean.
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Fine Cigars and Tobacco.
IGE CREAM AND OYSTERS IN SEASON.
Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland
: .0;::,i.. iJALTIMOKK. .MI). Sr. Lo lis Office. I.Ari Ki'i: i:;";:.i :;.
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Judicial IT'jrt'rilii. 1". All Court ami ou'racti.?' I 'Is ifiifil r.t .-t l.i.ii; i.il-t-f lioonlli-
t roiirlirt with the hnsim?s of lawyi'rs. Arrv) )'' Ihe L' i;.eu iiiisn W H!-:iv on
I!mils or every description, liecomef. fcnretv on l!oi ds ol Mii-riffh. Liiin l l . yk'i- f.l
Courts Coll'Ttors aud otlii-T ollirials ol' Mati-. Cities ai-d t'oui.tii-s. aIm. i. Irot.ili, ri tor
tractors and Employee ol llankn. Mercantile llmsis. l:ailioad, Enitim-. m.iI 1 eli-(.rr I. I rni
1'iinies. and on tliiike IMIici rs ol Krateriial Iirjiantoations.
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