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farmers Will Be Benefited by
Statements to the Contrary by Hide*
Bound Protectionists Will Have
Little Weight With the Ag
: The American farmer sells hla
Igoods In a free-trade market, because
jfarm produce is exported from this
Kountry, and farmers have not yet
formed a trust. In a few sections he
'-derives a little benefit from the duty
^eggs and live cattle, and lt is just
sslbie that the wool trust and the
tangar trust permit him to taste the
jj>roflts accruing from the "Dutch
.standard" and schedule K. That 1B
?the extent of agricultural benefits
?fxom the tariff.
The American farmer buyB his Bup
Iplies in a market "protected" by an
[almost unscalable tariff wall. When
fhe builds a house, everything he uses,
?from cement in the foundations to
; shingles on the roof, ls increased In
(price by the tariff tax. His agricul
tural implements are taxed 15 per
?cent., besides being further boosted
,'in cost by the tariff on iron and iron
(manufactures. His harness is taxed,
i his hoes are taxed, his wagons are
.taxed, hiB crockery, his clothing, his
icoal-the very match he uses to light
'his pipe, all pay tribute to the tariff
The Underwood bill now pending in
the senate reduces all these burdens
on the farmer, and abolishes some of
them altogether. Yet Senator Albert
'B. Cummins has the impudence to
arise in his place and vow in tearful
tones that the Underwood tariff will
"ruin the American farmer."
Does Senator Cummins think the
(agricultural population of Iowa stu
pid enough to accept such piffle as
Senator Gallinger sternly disap
proves of Mr. Wilson's methods. He
.complains that the president came
"dangerously near lobbying" in some
of the things he has done in connec
tion with the tariff bill.
Most of the Btand-patter Republicans
lin the senate feel the same way.
These old-fashioned protectionists are
terribly strait-laced in their notions
of propriety. They were brought up
in the strict tradition that invisible
government was the only correct sys
tem; that tariff schedules were to be
framed in secret on the confidential
advice of Bpecial Interests; and that
the rights of privacy of professional
lobbyists should always be respected
as sacredly as the relations of attorney
and client. Their inmost moral nature
revolts at the thought of a president
speaking out plainly about the "insidi
The tlmeB have changed. There
'can be no doubt about iL But the
Gallingers and Penroses and their
'kind are incapable of change.
Trust the President.
The policy of the administration re
specting Mexico has had the approval
.of public opinion. Jingoism and self
ish interest have tried to discredit it
'without success. As tension grows
iand critical events once more loom
;up, there is only one rule the level
-headed American public can afford to
Trust the president.
The president is better informed as
to all factors of the situation than any
editor or politician. He has the full
iest knowledge, the fullest powers, and
the fullest responsibilities. His will,
.his intelligence, and his patriotism
can be relied upon. He is on the
bridge. He is in .command.
Trust the president.
Believers in Special Interests.
The great strength of the special
interests is not their hirelings, bought
'and paid for. body and soul. It is
jin the support of men un bought and
iunpurchasable, who really believe
that special interests have a right to
dictate legislation, a right which the
; nation will violate at its peril-men
:like Lodge, willing to save the sugar
tbeet millionaires postage bills, in
their fight to tax a whole people for
I the benefit of their own pockets. j
! Such men cannot be converted.
[They cannot be brought to repentance,
?for they hold the :;.onstrouo gospel of
?privilege with au honest heart. They
?can only be retired, while the world
'goes on in a new way.
! Tariff Revision to Benefit Farmers.
Senator McCumber's contention is
[that the Underwood revision will in
Iflict heavy loss on the farmers. If he
is right about that his prediction
Mahout what the farmers will do at the
polls next year is likely to be fulfilled.
But the Democratic contention is that
the farmers will benefit from the new
revision; and if that should prove to
!be true, the farmers are likely to con
'tinue in the new alliance they formed
In the Interests of the People.
In the past, tariff bills have neon
?chaped by two leading Influences. One
;was the direct Influence of the men
who wanted a tariff to guarantee their
'profits. The other was the influence
of the senators and representatives
(who fought to get as many favors for
'their states as were given to any other
state. The Underwood bill was shaped
by methods directly contrary to these
The bill was drawn for the whole
.country and by a method which grant
.ed no favors either to persons or seo
J. C. LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and-cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing and
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Tin. Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co,
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Our Motto: SSS
WILL PAY AUGUSTA PRICES
The Granite* Mfg. Co.
will re-open its Cotton Mark
es on September 2nd, 1913,
and will pay Augusta prices
for cotton, delivered by wag
on at Graniteville and Vau
A. H. GIBERT, Secretary
% Dain Vertical Lift Mower
We desire to announce to the farmers that we sell
the celebrated Dain Vertical Lift Mower and Self
These machines are constructed in the most substan
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such confidence in the Dain mowers that we guarantee
every one we sell. If they do not prove satisfactory
after a fair trial we toke them back. What more could
be asked? We know that they are constructed aiong
the most modern lines and do the work in the easiest
nossible manner. The material of which these mowers
,:nd rakes are made is the best obtainable.
Kow is thd to provide for harvesting your hay, and
you can not do so better than to purchase a Doin mow
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STEWART & KERIMAGHAN.
Clean Your Grain.
I can clean or re-clean
your oats for planting with
my improved separator. I
refer you to Dr. W. E. Pres
cott and Mr. T. A. Broad
water. Remove the ' cheat''
and faulty grains before sow
ing. Open for work Sep
John We Spann,
Edgefield, S. C.
Use the same care in se
lecting your druggist that
you would in selecting your
doctor. It's just as impor
tant to have a prescription
filled properly, as it is to
have ingredients to put into
it. We employ only regis?
tered prescription clerks and
use only the purest chemi
cals, yet our prices are rea
sonable. We safeguard
your pocket-book as well as
PENN & HOLSTEIN.
Tariff-Fa/.tened Trusts Shriek
Over New Schedules.
"Argumenta" Put Forward Seem to Im
ply a Right to Plunder the People
-Figure? Show How Protection
Someone has said that the distin
guishing trait of jailbirds is not so
much bad morals as bad sense. If this
be true, the average tariff grafter has
one point of resemblance to the
humbler offender; for the stupidity
of most tariff arguments is even more
striking than their moral perversity.
The New Bedford Standard, a pa
per which seems to live by and for the
cotton mill trust, devotes much of one
edition to denouncing the cotton sched
ule of the Underwood tariff. To show
how radical a cut is made by the Un
derwood tariff, the Standard gives a
Hst of fabrics with the duty on each
under the Wilson law of 1894, the Ding
ley law of 1897, the Aldrich horror of
1909, and the proposed Underwood
rates of 1913.
On the more expensive fabrics, lit
tle change was made by the Aldrich
law. But on articles of such almost
universal use as dotted Swiss andsome
wash fabrics, Mr. Aldrich Increased
the already atrocious Dingley rates
from 51 to 80 per cent-and the Stand
ard, pleading for "protection," admite
This criminal Increase in tariff du
ties was made at a time when the
country was crying out for relief, and
when cotton mills were fairly bloating
In the eight years ending with 1907,
the Union mill, one of the largest In
New England, paid an average divi
dend of 23 per cent per year. The
Troy mill during the same period paid
an average of 23.62 per cent, per year,
and the Laurel Lake mill paid an av
erage of 36.26 per cent. The Dart
mouth mill paid 26 per cent, cash divi
dends in 1906. 66 per cent, in 1907. 66
per cent, once more in 1908; and in
1909, paid a stock dividend of 100 per
cent and a 13 per cent, cash dividend
on the inflated capitalization.
And still, standpatters wonder why
the country has driven them from
Republican Intrigue Failed.
Colonel Mulhall's account of the in
triguing efforts of Pennsylvania Repub
lican politicians to settle the great an
thracite coal miners' strike in 1902
adds little to what was already known
of the inner workings of that trouble
some period. The aim of the politicians
was, of course, to place the labor ele
ment under obligations to the G. O. P.
ancfthereby strengthen its hold on the
state. Throughout those trying dayB
the figure that stood out most con
spicuously and favorably-and this
view is confirmed by the letters pro
duced by Mulhall-was John Mitchell,
the labor leader. Subsequent events
have not altered the excellent impres
sion then created by the youthful head
of the miners' organization.-Philadel
Legislators' Senses Blunted.
It is one of the most deplorable ef
fects of the protectionist tariff policy
that It has blunted the moral percep
tions of our legislators so that the pro
motion of private interests through
legislation seems respectable to them
-and that they cannot see that to leg
islate profits into the coffers of this
or that favored industry is plain graft
Explaining Their Attitude.
The good Mr. McCormick, friend of
Mr. Perkins and the colonel, makes no
bones in declaring that he contributed,
Harvester trust money to the election
of a "friendly" congressman in Illi
nois. The colonel's attack upon the
"new freedom" comes just in the nick
of time to explain the attitude of these
great reformers toward the trusts.
Purpose of Trusts.
Mr. Morgan organized the steel
trust to prevent monopoly, testified
his former partner, Robert Bacon. Of
course! That waa what the tobacco
trust, the Standard Oil trust, the
sugar trust and all the rest were born
for-all to prevent monopoly. Vnd
how they succeeded!-Ne" York
Race for Simplicity.
ThoroaB Jefferson is being hard
pushed by Woodrow Wilson as an ex
emplar of simplicity. For a century
the former has been held up as a
model of unaffected manners, and no
president has wrested first honors
from him, but just now he has a rival
in the person of our chief executive.
Marked Change for the Better.
Incidentally it would appear that
President Wilson has adopted the pol
icy of shorter messages and better
Belong Hopelessly to Dead Past
The Republican party is more than
hopelessly reactionary; it is utterly
stupid. It hears not It sees not The
wind of a mighty spirit has swept
th ie country, but the Republicans in
senate and house have never felt its
breath nor read its message.
Hadley Needs a Shoemaker.
Ex-Governor Hadley is said to be
about to revamp the G. O. P. But lt
laso needs new soles and new uppers,
with perhaps uaw Ups.-New York
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
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For Sale by
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If not interested. Bat you are obliged to be interested where mon
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self and livestock. We are now in our warehouse, corner of Fenwick
and Cumming streets, two blocks from the Union Passenger Station
where we have t>.e most modern warehouse in Augusta with floor
space of 24,800 squa.e feet and it is literally packed with Groceries
and feeds from cellar to roof. Our stock must be seen to be appre
ciated. Our expenses are at least ?450.00 a month less since discon
tinuing our store at 863 Broad street, and as goods are unloaded
from cars to warehense, we are in a position to name very close
prices. If you really want the worth of your money see or write us
ERRINGTON BROS. & CO.
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