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3 WITH WILiCM
Republican Error Marks Begin-!
ning of Campaign.
Assertion That Present Prosperity I
Only Temporary Will Have Little
Effect on the Voter Conver
sant With History.
Chairman Willcox assures thc peo
ple that prosperity is only temporary,
hoping to scare nun y people who are
enjoying it into vol inc the Republican
ticket, remarks a correspondent of the
New York World. Perhaps Chairman
Willcox is right, for while Democrats
are cullins attention to it. no one is
taking out an insurance policy on its
permanency. To do so would be to fly
in the face of history.
From the close of the Civil war up
to 1S73 this country enjoyed unprece
dented flush times. Mark Twain called
it the "gilded age." so lavish were cer
tain people with their money. The
Morrill tariff law was in force, the Re
publican party in power. But despite
the assurance of leaders of that party
that all this prosperity was the result
.of Republican rule and was bound to
stay, the crash of 1ST3 came and ruin
followed in its wake the like of which
the country had never known. Good
times came back shortly after Cleve
land was elected, and endured up to
1S91, when, through the evil influence
of Harrison's administration and the
McKinley tariff, another panic came,
and aplin business suffered.
In the autumn of 1S9G affairs hegan
Many Reasons Why thc Democrats Can
Confidently Count Upon Victory
jn These States.
"Once upon a timo the northwest
was regarded as safely Rep?blicau,
ami rightly so." remarked J. Bruce
Krenier of Butte, Democratic national
committeeman for Montana, in an in
terview at Washington. "But that
time has passed, and now tile north
west is not only debatable territory
btu is leaning largely to the Democ
racy. If our Republican friends aro
counting OM carrying the northwestern
states, they had better revise their cal
"I'll tell you why the northwest is
Democratic* now, and why. In my judg
ment, the president will curry the
northwest this year. There arc three
great industries in Montana, for in
stance-stock raising, which includes
wool production, ranching, which would
be called farming in the Bast, ami
mining. The stockmen are getting a
higher price for their cattle than ever
known before, and for the hides a rec
ord price. Wool is bringing 34 cents
ti pound, and I can recall when 14 cents
was cause for great jubilation and oc
casional shooting up of tlie town. The
farmers are selling their wheat for $1
a bushel, and have sold most of their
horses at unheard-of prices. The mine
owners, of course, are making tre
mendous profits, aiul tlie workers in
the mines are getting $4.D0 and $5 a
"So uv.ch for the industries; now as
to the politics. Montana has a com
plete Democratic state administration;
Wyoming has a IKMiiocratic governor;
Idaho has a DeiiXK-ra?c governor; Ore
gon has two Democratic senators;
to right .heniselves. A new tariff law
was written-the great Dingley bill- | Washington has a Democratic gov
the Spanish and Boer wars came, new j ernor; North Dakota will elect a Dem
gold mines were opened, and again j ocratic United States senator this falL
prosperity strode forth, all smiles and j Everything points to Democratic suc
hope. Ag;>'n our Republican know-it- j
.alls pointed to good times as the result i
of Republican management.
Then came November. 1907, nnd with |
It a monetary crisis that shook the
cess in the northwest this year."
How About President Taft's Action?
The instant success of one display
of manliness shows the criminal folly
country from Atlantic to Pacific, from I nf t\irw years nf epicene diplomacy.
Duluth to Key West, causing practi
cally every hank in the country to sus
pend payments and locking up every
dollar of deposits for many dreary
months. From the ruinous effects of
the panic of 11)07 the country did not
fully recover for over seven years.
Mr. Willcox is si milly parroting Mr.
Hughes, who seems to have borrowed
many of his ideas from Theodore
Roosevelt, and, of course, .predicts
early failure of our splendid prosperity
because it is Democratic and brought
out under Democratic auspices. This I
nt best is a very silly reason nnd one
you would hardly expect to emanate i
from men who arrogate to themselves i
President Wilson's Handicap.
As In the tariff and currency liehis
of legislation, so in the field of na
tional defense President Wilson is the
Mr. Wilson's watchful waiting stands
condemned alike in the crisis into
which it fructified and wi the solution
which ono week of action foreshad
ows.-New York Evening Sun.
This is the longest week on record.
On the 0th of Mareil, 1911. two years
before Mr. Wilson rook office. Presi
dent Taft ordered L'O.?KX? troops to the
Mexican border nnd they have hoon
there ever since, re-enforced from time
to tinie. and now to be supported by
the entire National Guard. If a mili
tary display was all that was neces
sary to command respect for the Unit
ed States in Mexico, there must have
been a good deal of epicene diplo
macy, whatever that may be, in the
good old Republican days.
The reason of Republican inofilcien
cy is clear. Republican government
heir of Republican extravagance and ; was not truly representative. The
Republican inefficiency. To expect congress elected in liwis did not try to
him to do away at a stroke with the
paralyzing results of a half century
of paltering with opportunity, and
wastefulness where there was bitter
need of thrift is as unreasonable as
to assert that we can best get out of
the fix Republican incompetence got
us into by putting t. em back into
If there was ever a case of "the
statesmanship of hindsight" it is pre
sented by Republican critics of tlie
serve the popular interest; it served
special interests. It took orders from
Wall street, from the wool growers,
the wool manufacturers, the steel
barons, thc coal-land sharks-always
from the few and in the interest of
I?the few. In legislating for its real
masters, the special interests, it was
always held back by f?nr of the popu
lar wrath which finally overwhelmed
the Taft administration in 1!)12. As.
a result it was satisfactory neither to
Its friends nor to (ts enemies.
Declares Kentucky ls Democratic
"Kentucky will be Democratic this
fall, I believe," remarked Gen. Percy
Haley, a prominent Democrat of
Frankfort and formerly political lieu
tenant of the late John C. C. Mayo.
"Of course Kentucky is a close state
and has boen for the last twenty years.
Last year the governor was elected
by a very narrow margin, but that
does not mean that this year tlie Re
publicans will poll In the national
election anywhere near the number of
votes they did last year. The presi
dent is popular in Kentucky."
Will Surely Be Democratic.
From a political standpoint, the
Democracy will face the polls in No
vember supported hy a genuine ann
widely diffused prosperity. For quito
a period merchants were very cau
tious about purchasing, hut conditions
warrant them now in going to the
wholesalers and manufacturers with
Impressive orders. As the autumn ap
proaches the West will give more heed
to politics. It looks like a close fight
now, but the sentiment of the last
week in October will decide, and lt
will be Democratic.
ILL KEEP CONTROL
President Wilson and Democratic
. Repr?sentative Doremus, Fresh From
j Travel Throughout the Country,
Teils of the Sentiment
of the People.
Prediction that President Wilson
and a Democratic house will he re- j
?urned by the people at the November ?
j elections is made in a statement made |
! public by Representative F. E. Dore- j
! mus. chairman of the Democratic cou-1
I gressional campaign committee. AI
I mingling among the people of the j
j country can do nothing but develop j
! this opinion, he says. Following is the
[ "In certain inspired quarters sedu
I lons attempts are being made to cre
I ate the impression that despite the
, tremendous popularity of President
; Wilson the Democrats entertain slight
j hope of winning the next congress.
! One indication of this propaganda is
I shown by the wide publicity that has
! attended the announcements ot' Rep
! resentatives Page ci North Carolina,
j Eagle of Texas and Sherwood of Ohio
j that they will not seek re-election.
; "Ol' course the .North Carolina and
: Texas districts are sure to send Dem
ocrats tc the Sixty-lift h congress, and
the same may be said of the Toledo
district, lt can safely be predicted
thal Representative Sherwood will be
' succeeded by a Democrat. In fact. 1
consider the election of a Democrat
: in the Toledo district as one of the
certainties of the campaign.
"If any mau doubts what the sen
timent of this country is today, he
should go out and mingle^with the
people, as I did for two weeks. No
manor tn what section of the country,
he may go, he will come home iirm
in the conviction that President Wil
son and a Democratic congress in
sympathy with him will be overwhelm
ingly elected in November. :
!' "I know of but one way to accu
' rately determine public sentiment, and
; that is to talk face to face with those
. who do the voting. Any man who
1 cares to employ that test will be con
. vinced of the truth of what I say.
i "What impresses me more than any
thing else is the assurance that has
: come to me recently of support from
Republican and independent sources.
Men who have never voted the Dem
ocratic ticket before frankly avow
I their intention to vote and work for
j a congress in sympathy with Mr. Wil
son because they realize that the pres
ident's hands would be tied if a Re
! publican congress were elected. ;
"In 1914 for the first time in many '
j years the party in power retained
: Ito control of congress following a gen
? eral revision of the tariff. All the in
i dications aFe that this majority will be
. substantially increased this year and
\ notable gains made in the entire group
; of doubtful districts." j
Good Democratic Record.
The tariff is only a part of the Un- .
derwood revenue law. In reducing
taxes on consumption, of which the ?
; consumer pays far more than the gov
I ernment receives, and substituting a
! tax on incomes, which falls on the |
. well-to-do in proportion to their ability j
I to contribute to the support of the gov- '
j ernment, the Democratic party has
: been true to its promises, faithful to
j its traditions and guided by the best
; opinion of expert economists. The law
provided not only a sufficient revenue
but a surplus that covered the year's
costs of the Panama canal, until the
great war disarranged our industries
and interfered radically with our im
! The federal reserve banking system
' now has few critics. Financial opin
ion is very generally warm in its com
mendation of a reform of the currency,
; the need of which was repeatedly
pressed by the business world upon
; Republican congresses, but always
pressed in vain. The Republicans
1 evaded their duty; the Democrats did
I it, and did it uncommonly well.
Three Years of Democracy.
'Mr. Wilson has been president for !
.' three of the most difficult years in the
[ history of the country since the close j
j of General Washington's administra- j
I tion, and excepting only the periods of
. the second war with England and the I
: Civil war. Since the government was ?
j established and precedents set by the I
j first president, and excepting only the t
i more serious war periods we have
! been through, no president has had
j difficulties even remotely approaching
I those with which Mr. Wilson has had
With due regard for the unprece
dented difficulties and embarrassments
of the time. President Wilson and the
Democratic party have discharged
their respective duties with a high
intelligence, a broad comprehension,
and an eye single to the Interests and
the duties of the American nation.
Democrats May Feel Safe.
It is at four points, two of finance
and two of foreign affairs, that the Re
publicans feel confident of their ability
to destroy the credit of the Democratic
administration and party. But their
confidence is in vain. They can de
nounce the president with great flu
ency; they cannot suggest anything
that they could have done better, ex
cept in the single matter of the tariff,
where the issue is the constant one
between the two parties. Republican
hope cannot be great.
OUTBREAKS-CF HOG CHOLER/
increase Nct-d D-jrinn Latter Part or
August or Early ir. September
Feed Corn Sparingly.
It has been observed that an in
crease in the number of outbreaks of
hog cholera occurs daring the lattei
part of August or the lirst part of
September, and (hat thc outbreaks In
crease in numbers and violence until
the latter part of October or Novem
ber, when tlie disease gradually de
Properly Fed on Balanced Ration.
clines, writes H. K. Wright in National
Stockman and Farmer.
The occurrence of cholera is de
pendent solely upon the hogs becom
ing infected with the specific cholera
micro-organism. Practically all hogs
are susceptible to the disease when fed
balanced rations, but when improperly
fed and allowed to become infested
with parasites the chance of control
ing cholera on exposure is greatly less
ened. At this time new corn is begin
ning to be fed and care must be exer
cised or indigestion will result, thus
lessening the vitality of the animals,
and if exposed to cholera infection
death should follow. New corn should
be fed sparingly at first and the
amount gradually increased. Never
start by feeding it exclusively.
Should an outbreak of cholera occur,
inmediately isolate and quarantine the
sick hogs. Notify your neighbors so
that they may stay away from your
hog lots and thus prevent spread of
the infection. Get antihog cholero
serum and Inoculate all healthy hogs.
Kill the sick hogs and burn the car
casses. No treatment can be relied
upon to save one visibly sick.
DEVICE FOR FASTENING DOOR
Impossible for Hogs to Escape by
Pushing on Bottom-Chain Holds
Latches in Place.
Here is a very handy device for !
fastening doors where hogs are kept. ?
It is impossible for them to break out ;
by pushing on the bottom of the door.
The latches ?ire made of wood and
are bolted to the door. They are con
nected by an iron rod with eyes in ,
For Hoghouse Door.
each end. This rod is bolted to each !
latch, so that when you raise the top :
latch it pulls the lower one up.
A small chain is stapled to the up
per latch and to the door. This pre- j
vents the latches dropping when the
door is unlatched..
TROUBLE WITH YOUNG LAMBS
Animals Should Be Trimmed in Morn
ing When Air ls Cool-Tissues
Then Are More Firm.
In enst.-ating lambs, if the drawing
out of the cord should cause a rup
ture, simply replace the intestines and
tie h twine securely around tlie scro
tum as near the abdomen as possible.
Lambs should be trimmed in the morn
ing when the air is cool, as they bleed
less, and as the tissues are more firm
and rupture is not liable to occur.
Itupture in castrating lambs is usually
due to one nf two causes ; either the
lamb is too young and the tissues not
yet firm, or the lamb has been over
heated and the tissues rendered too
lax to stand the strain of pulling the
Lambs No Longer Heard.
The bleating of lumbs upon the hill
sides is no longer heard in many parts
of "the country where such sounds
used to be familiar, und yet both the
wool und the carcass of a sheep bring
Co?jrinlH H'O''. by C. E. Zimmerman Co---No. 44
ail the unhappy homes
11J not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home i1" a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any 'longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, Vice-Preside
E. J. Mims. Cushier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard. Thos. H. Rainsford, Je' n Ransford, B.:
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. ,1. if. Allen.
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NOT BURIED OUT
Although the fire was all around us only a
c?rner ol' our warehouse was burned. We
have storage for 8.000 bales. Our office was
not touched, and our business goes on as
DAVISON & FARGO,
Augusta, Ga. COTTON FACTORS,
Low Summer Fares to
For complete information regarding
Summer Excursion fares. Week-end and
Sunday fares, and for illustrated and in
formative literature about cool and de
lightful places at which to spend the
summer or vacation, call on
J. A. TOWNSEND.
Ticket Agent. F. ll. Mi MI LL IN.
'Edgefield, S. C. District Passenger Agent.
Jackson and'EJHs Sts..