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WHAT 18 "WILSONISM"?
Answer to Republican Campaign Oj
for Defeat of Policies.
(Philadelphia Record, Sept. 14.)
Republican organs and orators arc
telling us that tho country has had
enough of Wi Isbn ism Tho duty of
tho hour is lo save the American peo
ple from a continuance of Wllsonism,
To that end a Republican President
must ho eluded. Only thus can a rad
ical change of policy be effected.
Down willi Wllsonism!
The cry bas a plausible sound. Mut
thc iceni is pregnant with undefined
menning. Those who Book to rally
the country against Wilsonian) do not
tell the country what Wllsonism ls.
They impart to tho word, by the con
text of their partisan appeals, a
vaguo and terrifying significance.
Upon the ears of the unthinking it
falls with an import of menace lo tho
national welfare and assault upon
the sacred rights of the individual
What is Wllsonism? What evils
ha? it brought upon tho nation? In
what calamities does it threaten to
engulf us? The Republican proposal
to destroy it is a negation which can
not bo clearly understood until wo
receive a positive perception. Let us
examine Wllsonism to determino ex
actly what it is from which we aro
to bo saved.
"The Record" might declare with
inalloyed truth that Wllsonism ls
the introduction of morality, in it
broadest sense, Into government. Wil
Bonlsm is the constructivo promotion
of the Just interests of the many at
the expense of the unjust privileges
of the few. Wllsonism is unparalleled
devotion to tho welfare of humanity
nt homo and abroad. Wllsonism is
the faithful performance of solemn
pledges to an aspiring people. Wi!
eon ism is the ungrudging sacrifice of
health, happiness, popularity, and il
may well bo life itself, to tho service
of thankless and unappreciative mil
lions. In Its broadest application tc
international affairs, Wllsonism is ar
idealistic effort to Christianize Chris
Down with Wllsonism and its pro
\ye, crucify bim!
Our Republican contemporaine:
may criticise this outline sketch o
Wllsonism as moro assertion. The:
can pick flaws In the President':
charactor which show na to bo bllm
and Idolatrous hero-worshipers.. Tin
fowl on yonder fencerail looks to
ward a magnificent landscape. /
broad green valley, rich with tin
bounty of Nature, stretches away bc
fore bini. Through it purls a crysta
stream. A lofty mountain, clad wi tl
stately pines, rears its head in tin
distance, bathed in golden sunlight
Does the fowl see these glories o
Cod's handiwork? No! his pcrspect
ive does not embr.u > them. His at
tentlon is concentrated upon a dung
Those who want to save America
from Wllsonism will tell us that tin
President is cold, reserved, self-opin
ionated, egotistical, autocratic. With
out Inquiring into tho truth of thesi
indictments, let us analyze Wilson
ism and see what lt has done to thc
country. Its opponents do not dwell
upon concrete facts, lt may help thc
seeker after truth--if such there bf
in the partisan mob which has con
stituted itself into a lynching party
to catalogue a few:
It was Wilsonism that promised
Justly to revise a tariff enacted foi
tho enrichment of intrenched specia
interests-a tariff that a Republican
President denounced as Iniquitous
even while be was signing it-and
Wilsonism destroyed a discr?dita
hie banking system under which pan
les were artificially created for thc
benefit of special interests, and re
placed it with a system which Wal
street cannot manip?lalo for the pur
pose of undermining public credit.
ll was Wilsonism that devised ant
submitted to the States a system o
taxation which dist ribo (ed the bur
den not in proportion to tho power o
wealth and Intlucnco to dodge it. hu
in proportion to the ability lo bear il
as gauged by income, Ibo only prac!I
eal measure' of just taxable capacity
Wilsonism gave to the worker ih
anti-injunction law, tho eight-houi
day, thc act for the safety pf rail
Way employees, the workman's com
pens?t ion act and the seaman's law.
Wilsonism gave to-the farmer Hu
good roads act, the rural credits act
the warehouse act, the g ra in-grade:
act. the act to prevent gambling li
farm products, and the agricultura
Wilsonism submitted to the State;
Die constitutional amendment whlcl
enables the voters to select theil
United States Senators; abolished
bossism In the House of Representa
lives, and passed Hie Clayton act tr
curb the power of the trusts.
Wilsonism kept the United States
out of tho World War until lt be
came clearly apparent that the Issue
drawn was between barbarism and
civilization, and that without our
help civilization must perish. Wilson
ism kept us out of war until the con
science of tho nation wns aroused
and tho people were ready for tho
Ii was Wilsonlsm that gave con
crete expression to tho purpose of
the war; Wilsonisn! that framed in
words tho thought in every patriot's
heart; Wilsonlsm that supplied the
moral stamina which keyed America
op lo tho point of tremendous and
unparalleled achievement; Wilson
ism that aroused the weary, stag
gering world to fresh effort, lifted
IOU rope from tho abyss of dismay and
despair, and spurred democracy on
lt was Wilsonlsm that prevented
America from resorting to the futile
expedient, of raising a volunteer army
officered by incompetent politicians,
and compelled reluctant traders and
tricksters to adopt principles of fair
ness and efficiency through tho select
ivo service act. It was Wilsonlsm
that built 32 encampments, each to
house 4 0,000 men, in 0 0 days. Wil
sonlsm raised in a peace-loving coun
try 5,000,000 armed men. and trans
ported 2,000,000 of them across the
ocean in an incredibly brief period to
roll back the Gorman hordes.
Wilsonlsm raised $37,000,000,000
for tho prosecution of the war, and
oxpended $27,QOO,000,000 of it (the
remainder being lent to the Allies)
with BUCh scrupulous honesty that,
after dovoting $2,000,000 of public
money to futile investigation, parti
san snooping committees were unable
to unearth a single instance of cor
ruption or graft. Oh, yes, there was
waste. When lives were worth moro
than money, when victory was de
pendent on liaste, when science
moved faster than the almost super
human speed of production, and forc
ed new inventions Into obsolescence,
when speed wns at an Incredible pre
mium, there was waste. But it ill
becomes the party which conducted
the Spanish-American war to men
tion it. If there had been no waste
there would hhve been no victory
Wilsonlsm is human, not divine.
Wilsonism-selfish, arrogant, par
tisan Wilsonism, which robbed the
Republican party of the glory of the
war-placed Gen. .lohn J, Pershing.
r|a Republican, tho son-in-law of S
ator Warren, a Republican enemj
11 tho administration, in command of
the American Expeditionary Pore
Wilsonlsm placed Admiral Sims
life-long Republican. In high com
mand of naval operations in the dan
ger zone. Wilsonism put Howard C.
Collin, Republican, in charge of air
craft production; te. R. Stettinus, a
Republican, tn Hie War Department
in charge of supplies; Major-Gen.
Goethals, Republican, in charge of
hip-building; Major-Gen. K. H.
Crowder, Republican, in charge of
the draft. Wilsonism made a Repub
lican, Gen. Peyton C. March, chief of
staff of tho rutted States army. Wil
sonlsm turned control of the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation over to Chas.
.M. Schwab and Charles Plez, Repub
licans. H. P. Davidson. Republican,
headed the Red Cross; Frank A.
Vanderlip, Republican, was placed In
charge of the war savings stamp cam
paign; Harry A. Garfield, Republi
can, and son of a Republican Presi
dent, was made Fuel Administrator;
Herbert Hoover, Republican, was ap
pointed t'ood Administrator. Of
' leight members of the war trade board
Wilsonlsm appointed five Republi
' j cans, and it gavo five out of eight
places in the Council of .National De
fense to Republicans. Republicans
' I seem to have had a very fair shave
of the places of honor, trust and re
sponsibility in the military and civil
tasks incident to the prosecution of
the war, but they did not control the
Kennte or the House, Down willi Wil
Wilsonism undermined German
morale. The Wilson notes, both
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" is gen
uino asporlll, proved safe by millions
and prescribed by physicians for over
twenty years. Accept only an un
broken "Hayer package," which con
tains proper directions to relievo
headache, toothache, earache, neu
ralgia, rheumatism, colds and pain.
Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets cost
fow cents. Druggists also sell larger
"Hayer packages." Asperin ls trade
mark Mayer Manufacture Monoacetic
acidester of Salk) licacid.- adv.
prior to and following our ten- ;
tranco into tho war-the butts of ?
thinking partisan scorn and derision
at hoiue-sapped the foundations of
Gorman militarism until tinnily'thc
whole edifice crumbled into dust. The )
German army, beater, io e&nh by. tho !
sledge-hammer blows 01* America and
her associates in the I'.C?I?, loqked
homeward for moral and material
support and lound that the force
inion which t relied h'd coved Ju.
Wi ison ism li: tl destroyed German
faith that mi:.lu makes right. !
Wilsonism carried to Paris a new
creed of international faith embody
ing the highest aspirations of tho
best elements of the American peo
ple, without distinction of party-a
program approved, before it was
made an issue In politics, by many i
leaders who are now, for selfish rea- j
sons, masked in a cloak of pseudo- j
patriotism, its bitterest enemies. WU- j
sonism, single-handed, but backed by
the world's conscience, crammed this
creed down the throats of unwilling
European statesmen, who had hoped
to set up on the smoking ruins an
other edifice based, on a concert of
power, secret diplomacy and military
Wilsonism was handicapped in its
efforts to achieve an enduring peace
rather than a temporary make shift
by secret plotting and open reaction
ary defiance at homo. Even while the
President was struggling to commit
European chancellorsod shrdlu cmfw
European chancelleries to the embod
iment of the League of Nations In
the peace treaty, the treaty wreckers
In the Senate strengthened the hands
of lustful Imperialism abroad by
serving formal notice that the Senate
would vote down ratification. Not
withstanding this back-fire, Wilson
ism emerged triumphant from the
Paris conference. Eor the time bein?
the power of enlightened public opin
i.on was victorious. The suffering
peoples of Europe knew what they
wanted; their rulers were afraid to
deny it to them.
Wilsonism, having successfully
prosecuted a war which ended in a
blaze of glory for American arm.,
thus successfully framed a peace
which kept its solemn pledge to the
people that the blood of American
soldiers shed on the battlefields of
t* rance should not be spilled In vain,
uown with Wilsonism and up with
fl Ppil Vr-VT^M/iV, r.lto|V)o!oQu1v
i proposer flie repudiation of Ho nu;-'
j lion's i;oiitriu.d wah the .. '..!,..; '.?nd
i i fit- ii i !>';;? ti, the li."'.l ?bu '....ii. ?wi
VViibunisin has aou&ln io loud nut*
country along paths of justice and
equity to moral heights which make
dizzy the greedy, tho selfish and the
unscrupulous, whose material inter
ests and illicit ambitions have suf
fered in the progress of the march.
By tireless energy, forced on l y au
indomitable will, Wilsonism achieved
a progressive program of domestic
advancement in six years that out
strips the legislative record of any
preceding generation. I'nahle to
thwart lt at home, the sinister forces
that hanker for a return of Ibo good
old days of invisible government
found a more promising field for
their subterranean operations in tho
peaco program of Wilsonism, and
have thus far succeeded, at tho ex
pense of truth, honesty, decency, pa
triotism and honor, In balking it.
The probability is that the leaders
of the Old Guard, the Senate oligar
chy, do not care a fig for thc League
of Nations ono way or another. Nei
ther the ratification nor the rejection
of tho peaco treaty would put a penny
in their pocket? or an additional
place on the patronage roll. Their
real interests are sordid. They have
seen in the League Covenant a con
venient means of humiliating and
punishing the man lo whom they owe
the loss of their power a.s brokers
and solicitors for big business in the
legislative mart, and an easy instru
ment with which to delude and di
vert the people. And so, with tho
League as their putative objective,
they rasla the cry:
"Down with Wilsonism!"
By all means let us return to tho
good old days when the reactionaries
rode rough->'iod over the popular will
and contiolled the making, tho In
terpretation and the execution of
one-sided laws. We cannot strike
down the man who has served, slaved
and sacrificed for us except by strik
ing at his cherished ideals so let us
elect as Piesidont the safe, pliant?
reactionary Harding, whose every ut
leranc.o proves his innocence of n sin
gle constitutive idea and his ponder
ous platitudlnosity. Through him we
can smite the forces of progress li ip
and thigh, crowd our way back to tho
P.OSh-pots and reap the legitimate
fruits of "normalcy."
"Down willi Wilsonism!"
lt is an alluring program. The
triumphant return of reactionary
Republicanism may easily be achiev
ed If only a sufficient number of vot
era can be persuaded that black In-1
gratitude ia a sparkling virtue. ar.d ;
that it is their solemn duty to reward
with an assassin's blew Hie man who
has so ably and faithfully fought
their battles and championed their
Is America capable of doing it .' ?
C::n a little handful of Lod.'es, Pon
roses, Sinoots, Brande fees, Moseses, j
Hardings and ll ay sos poison the j
minds and becloud tho Intollcgcnc?
of tho ma jar; ly o.' a luau'rod millions
of people? Is while to be voted black I
to gratify malice and spile? Is diele |
Sam a moral bankrupt, a pitiable de
fective who does not k::ew right from
(?reat is the power of partisanship,
bul we believo that for once it hath
essayed too great u task.
Let Wilsonian) be tried in the bal
ance-and God help America if hon
est tuen mid women blindfold them
selves mid permit thieves mid slan
derers to manipulate the scales!
"Drop your dollar for Democracy.
Rainfall and Temperature.
Below is a record of meteorological
observations taken by H., W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of the Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during the week ending
Oct. 10th, 1920, at 7 p. m. (Tho
instrumental readings are from gov
ernment standard Instruments ex
posed in the manner recommended
by the chief of the Weather Bureau) :
I I I
Oct. 4 -Ptly cldy. .1_j 78! 4 2
Oct. 5-Ptly Cldy.. .... 87? 48
Oct. 6-Clear.1_] 72! G2
Oct. 7-Ptly cldy. .1. . .J| 68 4 1
Oct. S-Clear.....!! 74 48
Oct. it-Clear.j_j| 82, 40
Oct. 10-Clear_|_|| 87] 44
You Do More Work,
You are more ambitious and you get more
enjoyment out of everything when your
blood is in good condition. Impurities in
the blood have a very depressing effect on
the system, causing weakness, laziness,
nervousness and sickness.
GROVE'S TASTELESS Chill TONIC
restores Energy and Vitality by Purifying
and Enriching the Blood. When you feel
its strengthening, invigorating effect, see
how it brings color to the cheeks and how
lt !mrov?i the Tr^'tc. yow will then
. ppfc .f i <i?t? true tonic value
GROVE'S TASTELESS Chill TONIC
not a patei t ni' il ino, il is simply
IRON and QUININE su&pended in Syrup.
Sc saai nt i \ en childe ) i: %e it. The
Lio^v* needs Quinine to i urifj it and IRON
to Enrich it. These reliable tonic prop
erties never fail to drive out impurities in
Thc Strength-Creating Power of GROVE'S
TASTELESS Chill TONIC has made it
the favorite tonic in thousands of homes.
More than thirty-five years ago, folks
would ride a long distance to get GROVE'S
TASTELESS Chill TONIC when a
member of their family had Malaria or
needed a body-building, strength-giving
tonic, e The formula is just the same to
day, and you can get it from any drug
store. 60c per bottle.
CARE FOIi SWEET POTATOES.
More Danger from Under-Curing
than from Over-Curing.
Clemson College, Oct. 15.-Sweet
potatoes should be dug before frost
or continued cold weather approach
ing frost. The sweet potato ls a trop
ical plant, and both vinos and roots
may be damaged by temperature
above the frost point, warns the ex
tension service horticulturist.
The earliest dato of the first kill
ing frost in the Piedmont section ls
Oct. 23, sandhill section Nov. 1st,
coastal section Nov. 9th.
The prevalent idea that, the vines
must be frosted before the potatoes
are dug is wrong and the practice is
dangerous. It is unsafe to wait later
than the above dates to gather po
tatoes. Many growers who waited
until frost last year lost their entire
crops, regardless of the kind of stor
Of the two evils. Immaturity and
frost, injury, the former is least in
jurious, as the immature potatoes
can bo kept, while frost-bitten roots
eannol be kept under any condition.
Vines should not be removed ex
cept from potatoes to he dug on the
same day that the vines are taken
away. Experiments and observations
Indicate thal potatoes so treated are
hard to cure. However, If frost kills
tue vines before potatoes can be dug,
clip the main stem at base of plant
before thawinr ikes place.
The house sh aid bo Ulled within
two or three days, and curng should
begin on first day and continued ten
to fourteen days, depending upon tlio
Thero ls more danger resulting
from under-curing than from over
curing, the latter being indicated by
tho appearance of long sprouts, a
condition wheh is undesirable, but
moro safe than the absence of all
The aurora borealis is rarely seen
I in Central Europe.
Itll soon foe
Calomel loses you a dayl
mercury; quicksilver. Cal?me
sour bile like dynamite, crampi
attacks the bones and should
Take "Dodson's L
"When you feel bilious, sluggish,
constipated and all knocked out uno1
believe you need a dose of dangcroui
calomel, juBt remember that you.
druggist sells for a few cents a large
bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone, whicl
is entirely vegetable and pleasant t<
take and is a perfect substituto foi
?KATH OF MILS. MAH Y L> SMITH.
(?oed Woman Passed Away Recently
at Her Home Near Walhalla.
The news of the death of Mrs. Mary
Levina Smith cameras a great sur
prise to the people of this commu
nity, she having passed away Wed
nesday. Sept. 29, 1920, at 12.30 p.
m., at her home near Walhalla. She
had been In declining health for
some three years, but she was able
to be up and about her home with
the exception of brief periods, until
a few days before her death, when
she was take., seriously ill, and her
relatives were summoned to her bed
The deceased was born and reared
in the Little River section of this
county, and was a daughter of the
late Jacob B. and Lucinda Alexan
der. She was born March 19, 1866,
and was, therefore, in her 55th year.
In October, 1SS6, she was happily
married to Harrison P. Smith, and
to this union five chldren were born,
one of whom died in infancy. She is
survived by ber husband and four
children-Mrs. Annie Adams, of
Pickens; John J. L. Smith, of Sa
'bm; Mrs. Zettle Cantrell and Jas.
N. Smith, of Walhalla, and four
grandchildren. Besides her'immedi
ate family she leaves two sisters,
Mrs. A. C. Smith and Mrs. J. B. Bur
gess, Jr., of Solem, and four broth
ers, D. T. Alexander, of Pickens; J.
F. Alexander, of Salem; D. H. Alex
Vou know what calomel is. lt's
;l is dangerous. It crashes into
ng and sickening you. Calomel
never be put into your system.
iver Tone" Instead 1
, calomel. It is guaranteed to start
I your liver without stirring you up
inside, and cnn not salivate
' Don't take calomel 1 It makes you
sick the next day; it loses you a day's
3 work. Dodson's Liver Tone straight
1 cn8 you right up and you feel groat.
J Give it to the children because it is
r perfectly harmless and docent gripe.
' auder, of Toccoa, Qa., and I. S. Alex
! auder, of Walhalla, and a wide circle
? of friends to mourn her death.
In early life she professed faith
in Christ and united with the Little
Uiver Baptist church. She showed
her .love for the cause of Christ and
the church, which she served with
marked regularity and commendable
fidelity. Tho Christian influence of
j her noble life has long fastened and
i perpetuated Itself on her children,
I and on all with whom she came in
; contact. This good lady will be very
greatly missed by all who knew her,
for she had such a genial and sunny
disposition that she dispelled gloom
wherever she went, and she was al
ways ready to help those in sorrow
and need. But lier loved ones ?hould
find condolence in tho thought that
she has entered the sweet rest, as
she told those around her bedside
that she would be happy with Jesus
when lie saw fit to call her.
lier remains were laid to rest the
day following her death, tn the fam
ily cemetery near Little River, In
the presence of a largo concourse of
sorrowing relatives and friends. The
funeral services were conducted by
Kev. R. A. Hu on
The heart-broken farnilj and eda?
tives have the s; inpnthy of many
friends in their I) roi roinont,
Kissing the itande uf gr. tl men
was a Grecian custom.
"Drop yor - dollar for Democracy."
We have to offer for sale some Splen
did Bargains in Oconee County Real
Estate-and on terms so liberal and
easy that anyone can buy if be only
Have tbe Judgment to Know a good
tbing when he sees it, and the grit to
. try to get it.
aro known ns tho NOHHIS LANDS, on tho Stump House Mountain,
fronting on the Now National Highway soon to bo built from Clem
son College, by Seneca and Walhalla, to Highlands, N. C.
Tho Turn Pike Hoad from Walhalla to Cashiers Valley, X. C.,
also runs through these lands.
This tract of over Two Thousand Acres has been divided up into
more lliim Twenty Tracts, containing from Twenty-Five to Ono Hun
dred and Seventy-Five Acres euch-and all lOxtra Strong, Ked Land
-und will average bettor and moro lovel than nay other land in
Oconee County, not even excepting tho lino hinds around Oakway
and (''air Play.
The average price ls only $:1(>.()0 per nore, and on terms of One
Fourth Cash, and tho balance on time-One-Fourth each year for
There is not n tenant farmer in Oconee County who, if ho has got
anything in him nt. all, cannot buy himself a home on these terms
and easily pay for itv Think of tho tlilYorenco between Thirty Dol
lars un Acre ami Two to Four Hundred Dollars au Acre--the price
of other lands in tho County-not nny better-not even so' good
as this lund!
There is another thing to be said for this land: It hus been proved
by actual tests that it raises just, ns good cotton-mid just ns much
per nero-as any of Hie lands in the lower part, nf the county.
And there is still ono more Important thing to ho said, to-wit,
that (his land will never be invaded by tho boll weevil.
?^s DON'T YOU THINK IT WISE ^
to gel in on it while it is still so cheap? .lust imagine what it will
sell for when the groat National Highway mentioned above is com
pleted, so us to make lt. a ten to twenty-minute drive and a down
hill pull to market at Walhalla!
And it is worth considering that, tills is practically now the only
large body of land left, in this county which still hus on it (he origi
nal Forest Pine Timber for building purposes. Many of the tracts
aro so heavily timbered ns to, when cut, furnish lumber enough to
pay the whole purchase price of tho land.
TENANT FARMERS, HERE IS VOI R CHANGE! - AND LAND
SPECULATORS, IIIOHIO IS VOCR CHANCF, ALSO!
- APPLV TO -
WM. J. STRIBLINO, Walhalla, S. C..
- OR -
J. D. ADAMS, Spartanbunj, S. C.