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The Weekly Democrat
Published Every Saturdaby
The Democrat Prinino Co.
114 THEMIS STREET.
Entered at the I'ost Oflle at t'aie Girardeau,
Mo., as frecoiid-clasg matter.
a ATI II DAY, Jl'LY H'JT
Jodie Flynn says six thousand peo
ple in i'miic Girardeau county cuss the
DKANXKAT. fxt them The Demo
crat in tin- push.
In addition to furnishing tin- Presi
dent of the l.'nited States, Ohio now
comes to tii- front with the champion
bicycle rider. Ohio lias become a
great state since Mark I la una took
The little cross roads post-offices in
Southeast Missouri will soon be dish
ed out and they are all the boys are
going, to get for wearing the McKinley
bnttons'and "shouting the battle cry
of prosperity. The fellows on hast
with the big feet a"1' the tiijjger
waunches are slipping into the soft
The Southeast Missouri Democrat
who applies for an appointive office is
on a cold trail and the Southeast Mis
souri Republican who applies for a
job under the present administration
is a d d fool. The editor of the
Dkmockat is not an applicant for a
The Xew Madrid Southeast Mis
sourian editor should inform himself
before he attacks the character of a
Normal School Professor. The Nor
mal School Faculty is composed of
ladies and gentlemen against whom no
decent man can say a word derogatory
St. Louis business men have leased
a grain elevator at Galveston, Texas.
They propose to have the trade from
the Lone Star State even if it does
cost something to get it. Kusincss is
business and the business men of a
town or city are the men who make
business for a town. St. Louis busi
ness men are for St. Lou's. That. is.
We aiv receiving pajers from a
number of the Mississippi editors
who stopptd off here a few days ago
from there steamboat excursion and
took in our town. The editors were
complimented here by our eople for
their line appearance and we admit
that they were a set of line looking
men. but from a careful inspection of
their p:iers we cannot h-lp but say
that they get out d d sorrv news
papers. Such papers may be all right
in Mississippi, but they wouldn't go
An exchange says, if a traveling
peddler conies along and tries to sell
goods, before iurchasing ask him if
he will take your butter, eggs, hides,
and other farm produce. Ask him if.
when your neighbor ets ready to
build a bridge over a civck or slough,
he will be willing to donate a few
dollars to help it along TelS him
there is a poor widow down the road
who would In- very thankful if he
.vo'uhi donate a few provisions.
Finally say in lii.n that' money '.'.ill
ix- si ::m- ::s' -:::n. ami wo'.il-i
inisel J' listing you for a f; w
v.'oi ih ol goons, if iie will a
do p;ii;cii;iy him.
I,: noticing the appointments recent
ly n.ade by the Supreme Court of Mis
souri we told only half of the taie.
There Were three offices to l.e Tilled by
them: Clerk. K' porter and Marshal.
Maj. .1. i. Dennis, i.i this city. .I:) ie
las. I). Fox. of Fivdi rickto.vii. a::d
Marion F. Carter, of 'r"a:-iiiitigtoi:.
wciv applicants for ill. office of I Im
porter. Judge Lou:.- F. Dinning, of
DcSoto. war- an applicant f : Clerk.
Nevertheless all three of the appoint
ments wer.- given to North Central
Missouri. Uutw hat matters it - S:.nt;,
east Missouri for thirty years has Ik -;i
accustomed to this snubbing, and it?
lawyers and. mangy Democrat c edit
ors will "lick the hand that smit :.
them." But then why shouldn't the
Democrat- s;:!nmt. Haven't they yot
"A mar. needn't 1h an optimist to
recognize 'l.e fact that the times are
mending." said Mr. Hubert P. Porter.
ex-Superintendent of the census Office.
"I va talking with the president of
the the largest bank in New York it
cently and la spoke buoyantly of the
future, dcclnripir his lirm Ivlief m the
K-edy recover of the nation from its
g period of depression. The owner
adsti-eet's conversed with nie in
ne vein and said that by Sep
e would see the inauguration
ins times. I do not lielieve
nistaken in this prophecy.
er feeling- on all sides.
,. n of all sections are
soon as a tariff is
it conditions that
' ve way to ac.tiv
'1 get employ
' the oppor
e as wide-
A barrel of whisky rolled from a
truck in front of the White Hou9e the
other day, and whn the soft Potomac
breezes wafted the spirits through the
open windows of the -President's prl
vate office he sent word to Secretary
Porter to te!i the Kentucky delegation
to return to their hotel and he would
receive them by telephone.
A woman once said that there were
three follies o'men thatahvays amused
her. The first was to climb a tree to
shake down fruit, when if they would
wait long enough the fruit would fall
down its If. The second was to go to
war to kili each other when if they
would only wait they would die natural
deaths. The third is that they should
run after women, when if they did not
do so the women would run after them
A miserable impostor is said to be
wurking his game in some of our
neighboring towns, selling from house
to house a salve, which he guarantee
to cuie warts. All sensiule (?) lieople
know that the onlv why to remove a
wart is to rub it with a half raw ota
to, which must afterwards be buried
by a pigeon-toed negro in the north
west corner of a graveyard at mid
night during the dark of the moon
As the potato decays the wart will
disappear. Don't pin vour faith to
wart salve when such a cheap remedy
can be had for the asking, if you find
the coon.' Arean Enterprise.
When yu ask an editor to suppress
items of news because it does not
please you, go to your grocer and ask
him to ijnit handling pickles and
prunes, because you don't like them,
or to the butcher and ask him to e.v
elude bologna sausages, because they
do not agree with your stomach, or to
your boarding house and raise a howl
because they put onions on the bill of
fare. They will tumble over them
selves to concede to your wishes, won't
thev? News is an editor's stock in
trade: what you don't want may be a
'"leader" with the local chaser and his
constituents, what they pay for, and
what they have a right toexjiect to get
from their news pa per. Soare pickles.
prunes, Wienerwurst, sauce and onions
staples for their retailers.
It May Dons Much for You.
Mr. Fred Miller. Irving. 111., writes
that he had a Severe Kidnev trouble
for many years, with severe pains in
his back and also that his bladder
was effected . He tried many so called
Kidney cures but with out anv good
result. About a vear ago he began
use of F.lectric Bitters and found relief
at once. F.lectric Bitters is especially
adapted to cure of all Kidney and
Liver troubles and often gives almost
instant relief. One trial will prove
our statement. Price only 50 cents
for large bottle. At, W. ('. Haman's
Twelve lieasons Why.
The St. Louis Hepublic gives a
dozen good reasons why newspaper
readers should read this paper. Here
1. The Hepubiic is the greatest news
'Z. It has a cable news services over
the entire civilized world, which no
other St. Louis papers can secure.
Special correspondents in all the
large cities and capitals of Kuroie.
4. News Bureau in New York City
a mi Washington, D. C.
.". Special correspondents in every
:! a:'.'l town in the Western I'nited
li. Member of the Associated Press.,
tin- greatest news gatherer in the
7. Piiiiiisln-s daily ttie market re
ports of the world.
s. Isiies a magnificent colored ma
gazine cover with tl.e Sunday paper
'.. More noted writers and artists
contribute to The Hepublic than any
Iff. Usties a:i uneij'.ialied four-page
comic weekly with each Sunday paper
11. Publishes pages of interest at.ii
value to womankind.
12. Its JiM-eu: Dress Pattern Depart
ment is the most popular feature ever
introduced by a uewspa jn-r. Thousand-
Ttie daily and Sunday St. Louis
Hepublic is sii a year. for six
months and 1.5t.i for three months.
The Tivice-a-Wcek Hepublic is 1 a
leaf ps4 papers, two each week.
I'.ulliira'r. Iloreliuuitd Syrup.
Is the best, known remedy for Con
siiinp'.'.un. Coughs. Colds and ail
Thr-oat. a:i i Chest trouble?. Kvery
!.'.;. is iru::i-a:-.tieil. It is the best
remedy for children. Sold ut Will
son's drur store.
The Metropolitan Industrial Benev
olent Association of St. Louis, Mo.,
has thrown tijien its doom for the peo
pie of CajK- (iirarileau and the adja
cent towns, Don't miss this chance,
it is :t great protection through sick
ness, accidents and deaths. For fnl
particulars address -fas. K. Tliomj
son, Assistant Superintendent and
Inspector for the Association at 1. O.
delivery here or call on him at Car
roll House. Agents wanted.
When Weak, Weary and Wasted
from Kidney Diseases, why not try
Foley's Kidney cure, a guaranteed
medicine. W. H Coerver, Druggist.
The "MnEtn Too Small.
A Detroit preacher told his congre
gation on Sunday that people should
not be deterred by poverty from mar
rying. "If a man has $3 left after
buying his marriage license," he said,
"and is fortunate enough to secure a
good, economical wife, one who knows
how to warm over cold meals, and is
satisfied with ordinary hats and
dresses, he is destined to live a pleas
ant married life: indeed, eternity is
too short for such a couple." The
"Journal'' believes that the reverend
gentleman's margin is -too small and
that the young couple ought to have at
least after paying for the license,
It is to be observed, also, that he for
got to mention the wife's prospect of
bliss. A good deal less than an etern
ity of warming over "cold vituals"
and making over old clothes would
proba bly satisfy most women. Indian
, Free I'll Is.
Send your address to H. H Bucklin
dc to., I nicago, and get a tree sam
ple box of Dr. King's New Life Pilb
A trial will convince you of their
merits. These pills are easy in action
and are particularly effective in the
cure of Constipation and Sick Head
ache. For'Malaria and Liver troubles
they have lieen proved invaluable.
They are guaranteed to be perfectly-
free from every deleterious substance
and to be purely vegetable. Thev do
not weaken . by their action, but by
giving tone to stomach and bowels
greatly invigorate the system. Reg
ular size 2-V. per box. Sold by W.
ltuchelors and Kaelielettes.
One hundred and forty-six bright
young maids from Wellesley have
taken the degree of bachelor of arts.
But why. by the way, call them bach
elors.-' isn t it a misnomer."' ihe
word is from the old French bachelier,
meaning a young man, and the cor
responding femininewordis baehelette,
meaning a young and pretty girl, es
jiecially one who has a lover, and who
does not love a young and pretty girl
Mallard's Snow Liniment.
There is no pain it will not relieve,
no swelling it will not subdue, no
wound it will not heal. It will cure
ost bites, chiblainsand corns. Sold
by Wilson Drug Store.
List ol Mall Matter
Remaining uncalled for in the post office of
Cape Girardeau, county or Cajte Girardeau,
State or Missouri, for the week ending
July .1. lS!i7.
Allen, Mrs Marr Can ion. Maftrie
Kdington.Mai. Saucy Klaiu, II. G.
Fredericks, Miss l. Goza. 1o
Grammei, Miss Carrie jibonrv, Mrs. Kate
lane. .1. C Mitchell. Mr. Scott
Miller, Mrs. K. Maud McC'ov, Miss Ueherca
Perkins. Mr. Bettin Pedn. Blr. W. 4.
Stone Mrs. Tennie K. Snider. John
Swan. Miss Emma Ware Mr. I. W.
Persons railing Tor any or the above lettvrs
will please say "Advertised," giving date of
the list, ir not called Tor within two weekt
thry will lie sent to the D-ad Letter Office at
Washington City. W. V. I.KKCII P. M.
and how to deal with them, and othoi
valuable medical information, will lie
found in Dr. Kaufmann's great Medi
al Work: elegant colored plates.
Send three 2-cent stamps to liav
postage to A. P. Ordway A Co., Bos
ton. .Mass.. and receive : copy free
mtitis consent .Mr. ISiomeyer mi
th;it the motion receiving the report
of the City Clerk in ivfeivnce
vir.' the Capie Cirardcuii and Jackson
lephone Company to remo.-e poles
reeled on Broadway street west of
'aciiie street since June !th and in
tructing the StiitM Commissioner to
emove said poles on July 10th. be ivZ
onsidered. Said motion carried.
The original motion wasagain stated
iy tne (. hair and carried unaiiunoiis-
y by the following vote.
'eas. ISiomeyer. Camplieli. Demp-
sey. divens, Kimim-l. I'olack. Kuess-
Absent. Xmie. '
In accordaniv with the 'ordinance
establishing a "Fire Department" the
Mayor appointed the following mem
b ; of the Council as the Fire Board
for the current term:
Messrs. (livens. Uuesskamp. I'liner
The Committee on Appropriations
was on motion of Mr. Dcmpsey in
struct! d to submit at next minting an
ordinance appropriating the Ceneral
Itevenue fund and an ordinance lixing
the tax levy for the llscal year ending
.1 line :(. lMis.
On motion the Board adjourned till
Monday evening. July. l'.Uh. 1!7. a
CKO. K. CHAl'i'EI.L,
News service Extended.
The St. Louis Ilepublic recently
made arrangements with the cable
eompanie.-.. whereby direct news from
all the civilized world are received.
It now prints more authentic foreign
news than any other pajier andcontin-'
lies to keep up its record for publish
ing all the home news. The outlook
for the year is one of big news events,
fast succeeding each other and they
will be highly interesting to every
one. Ihe price of The liepublic dam-
is li a year, or 81.50 for threemonths.
The Twice-a-Week Republic will re
main the same one dollar a year, by
Original Demonetization of Silver
Effected by Jefferson's Order.
lie Was at All Times Opposed ta
Cheap Money and Repudiation of
Debta Melleved That Colnase Ra
tio Shonld Stick Close tm the Mar
ket Ratio Favored I e of Uot:i
Metals, Bat Showed a Moderate Prer
erenee for Gold Could -ot Have
Stood on the Chicaso Platform.
Thomas Jefferson was a patriot and a
statesman of the highest order. It is
proper for all true democrats to cele
brate his birthday April 13, and to
commemorate his many excellent qual
ities; but why should those who voted
in 1S96 to repudiate debts and to cheap
en our dollar by attempting to fix an
artificial ratio between gold and silver
widely different from the market ratio
meet to honor, or dishonor, Jefferson's
name? Is there anything in his writ
ings or his conduct to indicate that he
would have been a cheap money or re
In 17S3 Mr. Jefferson wrote:
"The proportion between the value or
gold and silver is a mercantile problem al
together. Just principles will lead
us to disregard leeal proportions altogeth
er, to Inquire into the market price of gold
In the several countries with which we
shall principally be connected in com
merce and to take an average from them.
Does this sound like the silver plank
in the Chicago platform?
In a letter to Mr. Hamilton in Feb
ruary, 1792, Mr. Jefferson expressed his
opposition to cheapening the dol
lar or reducing the monetary unit. He
said of the dollar:
"I very much doubt a right now to change
the value, and especially to lessen It. It
would lead to so easy a mode of paying off
their debts. Should It be thought.
however, that congress may reduce the
value of the dollar, I should be for adopt
ing for our unit, instead of the dollar,
either ore ounce of pure silver or one
ounce of standard silver, so as to keep the
unit of money a part of the system of
measures, weigbta and coins.
The original "demonetization of sil
ver was 1'itcctfd by the fallowing or
der from Thomas Jefferson:
"Department of State, May 2. 1S06. Sir:
In consequence of a representation from
the directors of the Uank cf the United
Statts that considerable purchases have
)xo:i made of dollars coined at the mint
for the pun.ose of exporting them, and as
it is probable further purrhases and ex
hortations will be made, the president
(1 nomas Jefferson) directs that all silver
to be coined at the mint shall be of small
dui:cminaticn3, so that the value of the
.largest piece shJil not exceed half a dollar.
'ROBERT PATTEKSON. Esq.. Director
of the Mint."
Except l.CCu pieces, no more silver
dollars were cc;::cl till after Andrew
Jackson retired f: :i; ihe presidency.
It is clear fi iiV?ison's writings
that he favored the use of both metals,
but only at their nnliiral ratio in the
'world's iLarsets. lie seems to have
had an instinctive fear that people who
wished an "easy mode of paying off
their debts' would attempt to fix our
coinage system independent of the
world's markets. His policy at all
times was to stick close to the natural
His desire to ascertain the market
ratio between gold and silver and adopt
that as the legal ratio is shown again
Jn his supplemental notes. Works,
'edition of 1833, volume 1, page 170, writ
ten in 17S3 or 17S1, when he suggests
I hat the committee of the states be in
To appoint also proper persons to In
quire what are the proportions between the
values of fine gold and fine silver at the
inarkets of the several countries with
.which we are or may probably be connected
)n commerce, and wfcat would be a proper
proportion here, having regard to the av-
j en;; of their values at those markets and
to other circumstances, and to report the
same to the committee, by them to be laid
Jefferson framed :::ul hud passed bv
tj)e Virr!nia ass;-t::l;lv a law bv which
the value of the paper tioney of Amer-
ica was settled "in sterling money or
the lawful money of England."
If JeiK-rsun lird been compelled to
choose between ihe two metals, he
would undoubtedly have taken gold. In
his "Notes" he observed that the high
price which Spain paid for gold had a
tendency to draw away gold and to
leave us only silver. He thought, there
fore, that "we might with safety lean
to a proportion somewhat above par for
Free silver democrats are not Jeffer
son democrats. They should either
iabandon their false doctrines or wor
ship at another shrine
Vohate itcsrnlntcd Automatical!?.
That it wns the function of the gov
eminent to furuisn a country with its
supply of money was never supposed by
anyone until it had undertaken to do
that as'a measure of war financiering.
If the government coins the bullion
brought t: its, mints and regulates, nt
the volume of. but the conditions under
which, hank currency may be issued, it
discharges its 'l.:ties in full, and the
business world will, as it invariably
has, provide the currency and regulate
the volume in accordance with the
varying aweds of trade. Iron Age.
Japan in a etr LlRbt.
Xow that .:jpan is on the brink of
placir.g her currency on the exclusive
gold basis, we pr: i::;ie thai ws shall no
longer be ivcrried v.ith f.vii-ful visions
of ht- gnnviig liilustii.:! supremacy,
ivhich was alleged to be d;:e to the sil
ver standard. It v. as aiii.-raixl that
Whatever goods Ja;:;:;i sol:! in this coun
try, being paid for in gold, practically
doubled the seller's income when the
proceeds were converted into silver.
And this tremendous advantage the
Japanese now relinquish.
Oar Own Experience.
In this country since 1SG3 the wage
earner has received his pay in dollars
which Ihave on the whole steadily ap
preciated in value, so far as general
commodities are concerned, so that the
purchasing power of h wages has
nearly doubled, while interest on cap
ital has steady fallen and now ertr
tges scarcely half what it wa.
Monday July 12, Closing Satnrday July 17,
This special sale is to reduce our stock and arrange for
our Cash System, which will be adopted August i, 1897.
We are determined to clean up our stock of summer goods
in this sale in order to make room for the best stock of fall
goods ever opened up in this city, which will be sold at very
close prices. All goods will be marked in plain figures one
price to one and all and strictly
Note Prices Quoted
50 bolts light colored calicoeMne'itgi'Iides'our choice, 25 yards for ii.00
100 bolts of best calicoes in assorted colors, worth 7c, clearance price.. .5
Splendid quality L. L. dommestic, 25 yards 1.00
Good bleached yard wide muslin, 20 yards 1-00
75 pieces of duck goods percales, brilliants, ginghams and organdies
worth from 10 cents to 12 cents: closing price is It
150 pieces lappet mulls, grass linen, organdies, lawns, black and white
lawns and dimities, worth from 15 cents to .'10 cents, the whole lot
MEX'S. BOYS' AXD
Men's medium weight union cassimere
Better all wool men's suits
Men's all wool cassimere and worsted
Men's navy blue all wool -suits
Boys' satinette 3-piece suits
Boys" all wool 3-piece suits
Child's 2-pieee suits
Child's all wool 2-pietw suits
Boys' good knee pants -.
Boys' better knee pants
Bovs' all wool knee pants
Men's all wool pants
Men's thin alapaca coats (black)
Ladies' dongola pointed toe shoe
Ladies' dongola plain toe shoe...
Men's good straw hats, regular .75,
Ladies' shirt waists ranging in price
Don't forget date of special sale
unheard of prices. All remnants and
on the dollar. We sell as we advertise.
Thanking one and all for their
soliciting a continuance in the future
BUTTE.RICK PATTERN 8045,
. The Western Poultryjand JGame Com
pany has opened 'a branch' house atCage
Girardeau and will pay highest maket
price in cash for all Poultry, Game and
Country Produce delivered at their house,
first door south of Boat Store on Levee at any
Sell your produce at home and; save
commission and schrinkage. Call in and see
us when in town.
L IL Oilman, '
REFFERENCE: Sturdivant Bank.
Lt .AD-QUARTERS FOl;
Blount's True Blue Plows Bocu
Island Plows, Pony Pi'ows
and Double Shovels
for this Clearance Sale:;
1.00, l.'Vi, 1.50 and 175 go at 50
from $1 to 82, your choice 75
if you want some seasonable goods at
odd lots tro in this sale at fifty cents
most valued patronage in the past and '
on a strictly one price cash basis for
DAVID A. GLENN.
A Summer Gown
of rare daintiness is show in tho ac
companying illustration, the material
being Grass Linen over silk, and
velvet with a decoration of velvet,
lace edging and ribbon. A dress like
this may be made of goods selected
from our counters for from $10.00 to
$1.00, 35 cents of -which purchases the
Butterick pattern used.
ManuTacturers are Prolific
in their product of the lawns, dimities,
organdies and swissess which are in
full demand at this season. These,
as well as the heavier Summer fabrics
and a full line of standard weaves,
are on sale at our establishment,
where trimmings in consonance with
all these fabrics and numerous other
items of interest to shoppers are dig
played. Acent lor
Itlst stork of June
On Our Counter.
'1IIK OKI. IN KATOK
lust Out ...
THe Bee Store Go.