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THE COTTON BILL
Comes Up in the 6 omsc and is Discoss
ed by the f s-ireseotatives.
AN IMPORTANT MEASURE
Underwood Figu e?i Saving to People
of 209 Million i Annually.?Payne
Presents Minoi ity Report and Urg
es Delay Until Tariff Board Makes
Report in Dec mber.
Debate on the Democratic cotton
schedule revisioi Mil was begun in
the House Friday by Representative
Underwood, of . Jabama, the chair
man of the wa; s and means com
mittee, which p epared the bill. No
date was fixed for closing debate on
the measure, alt ibugh it is believed
it will end Wednesday, with a vote on
the day followir g.
The minority -eport was presented
by Representat ve Payne, of New
York, leading minority member of the
ways and mean 5 committee. It ex
presses oppcsith n to the bill because
it does not furrish protective duties
for a great American industry, and it
is frankly admil ted that it is not in
tended to do so The report says:
"There Is no !emand for such leg
islation at this t me, but, on the con
trary the coun ry appreciates .the
sound reasoning that asks postpone
ment of the re dsion of the cotton
schedule until a ter the report of the
tariff board has been received."
Mr. Underwood said that the cot
ton schedule r jvision proposed by
the bill would save American con
sumers $20-9,00 ),000 a year. He de
nied that labor would be injured in
the least by tte proposed tariff re
"The only basis on which the Re
publican party j ias stayed in power,"
he declared, ha j been a false appeal
to the laborers o* the country, mak
ing them believ > they were receiving
more wages be :ause of a protective
tariff than the; would otherwise re
He Insisted that the duties levied j
under Republic m tariff had amount
ed to from 100 to 300 per cent of the
labor cost of tl e goods, and that the
laboring man had received a very
small percental e of the above duty.
The charge'hat oeen made that Mr.
Underwood sal I tbe "Democratic re
vision was a rs dlcal measure.
"I am anxio is," he continued, "if
we have the p >wer to do so. to re
duce every sch -cule in the tariff bill
to a strictly r< venue basis. 'But In
reaching that pofnt, I am not dispos
I ed to be radical. If we enact this bill
I do not think ve ought hastily or
unduly agitate the country again
with constant r< visions."
Three rool calls were necessary
during the aft< noon to keep a quo
rum In the Ho j:>e. Only two others
epoke on the bill, Representative
Roberts, of K'evada, against, and
Representative Bath rick, of Ohio, for
It Mr. Rober s urged awaiting re
ports from the tariff board.
"When the 1 emocrats are not dis
cussing free tn de on the floor," said
Mr. Roberts, " hey are sitting In the
Democratic cic i\ room wearing im
ported pants, smoking imported ci
gars and light ng them with Import
ed matches." Then holding aloft a
small box of foreign made matches,
"And evertirao one of them strikes
an imported m itch on the seat of his
Imported pant , he strikes a blow at
the American working man."
Mr. Pathric :, attacking the Attor
ney General In the course of his
speech, declai }d that the law must
h upheld wh?r, a man steals a loaf
of bread, but when igreat criminals
have been co victed before the Su
preme Court, our Attorney General
sits supinely by and says he will wait
until some co lenient time to insti
tute proceedin jb for the enforcement
of the law."
Representative Austin, of Tennes
see came to ? he defence of the At
torney Geners I, claiming that official
was doing his full duty. Debate on
the bill was resumed Saturday. *
Mas i??d by Train.
Mr. C. C. Burkhalter one of the
prominent citizens and planters of the
western secti )E of Edgefield county
Thursday me; with a railroad acci
dent that resilted in his death. The
accident ocevrred at Parksville, on
the Charleston and Western Carolina
Blind Old Sinner.
Isadore G adstone, 80 years old
and blind, convicted of running a nil
licit distiller ? in White street, Hart
ford, Conn., ind sentenced In March
to six month; in jail, was set free by
a direct ord< r from President Taft.
Gladstone hES run the distillery for
12 years. *
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Stu k in the Mud.
The body of Gus Padgett was
found in Fcr'>es Lake near Renzi,
Miss., afte?- >he water had been
drained off. Padgett was drowned
after makin? a dive, his head stick
ing in the n ud so far that he could
not extricate himself. *
Onl ? One Survivor.
The stean er John Irwin struck a
rock and san ( off Beaver harbor Tues
day. Willie McLeod was washed a
shore on a l.atch. 90 miles of here.
He is belivec to be the only survivor
of a dozen n en in the crew. ? ,
%7ISED TO ATItfiD
GOV. *tt s NOT GO TO FIL
I Did Not Want to Engage in a Verbal
Combat With Aspirants for His Of
The Yorkville correspondent of
The News and Courier says the an
nual picnic at Filbert, four miles to
the North of that city, on the Caro
lina and Northwestern railway, was
pulled off Friday and a crowd esti
mated at from 1,500 to 2,000, com
ing from every direction, but princi
pally from an area of a few square
miles in the immediate vicinity, was
The affair is given each year under
the auspices of the Filbert camp, W.
0. W., and this year the committee in
[charge extended invitations ;o Gov.
ernor Blcasa, Ex-Governor John Gary
I Evans, Ranroad Commissioner John
G. Richards and the Hon. T. C. Ha
roer, of Bennetts vi lie, a leading
The fact that Governor B'ease had
accepted the invitation was widely
advertised and a large proportion of
the crowd was made up of his friends
and admirers, but there was quite a
number present wiho are not the Gov
ernor's friends'. Governor Blease
failed to show up.
It is said that in a conversation
with a member of the local commit
tee, he stated that "under the cir
cumstances" he had decided not to
come." It is also said "that on being
asked what the "circumstances" re
ferred to were he hung up the re
ceiver and failed to talk any more.
Messrs. Evans, Richards and Ha
mer made speeches. Mr. Evans is said
to have made a speech that caught
the crowd, but made no reference to
politics, while Major Richards refer
red to It incidentally, and Mr. Hamer
confined his remarks to "Woodcraft."
The Governor's friends were sore
ly disappointed at his failure to meet
them, but say that, under the circum
stances they did not blame him. He
was evidenly under the impression,
until within the past few days, that
he was invited to Filbert to partici
pate in a love-feast with ihis friends,
and not to encounter the possibility!
of enj^aging in a verbal combat with!
ne, and possibly two, aspirants to the
position he holds, more than a year
in advance of the elction, and that
the committee treated him discour-i
te?usly, especially, if it led him to
supose at the outset that he would be
the principal attraction, and then la
ter invited possible aspirants to his
position. On the other hand his en
emies are saying that they had no I
idea he would be on hand at Filbert
regardless of circumstances. *
BATENi BY AN ALLIGATOR.
Watch of Missing Girl Found in the |
A dispatch from Forsyth, Ga., says]
the finding of a valuable watch and]
chain in the stomach of a large alli
gator that died in a pond near there
Monday nighi is believed to solve the
mystery of the disappearance of 12
year-old Janet Thompson from the
home of her parents at Island Grove,
Fla., two years ago. The alligator
was captured near Island Grove
some weeks after the girl disappear
ed and was brought to Forsyth by J.
M. Jackson. The little girl has never
been heard from since she disappear
ed. When last seen she was stand
ing on the banks of the lake near I
where Jackson captured the alligator, |
and was wearing at the time a gold
watch with her initials engraved on
the back. The same mitltals are on
the back of the watch found inside
the dead alligator. It is believed by
Jackson and others that while the
girl was playing on the ban.* of the
lake the alligator came upon the
bank and devoured. The parents of
the girl have been notified and the
watch will be returned to them. *
Takes a Long Sleep.
After sleeping almost continuous
ly for 105 days, Miss Hazel Schmidt,
of Vandalia, 111., the 18-yjar-old girl
whose strange case has puz;:led phy
sicians for weeks, was awakened for
five hours Saturday and ate three
meals. She said she felt no ill effects
from her slumber. Attendng physi
cians say the girl's trance is broken
and that she soon will be herself
Killed Man in Her Room.
At Macon, Ga., Eva Goodwyn, a
19-year-old girl from Tampa, Fla.,
stabbed and killed Clarence C. Peavy,
of Cordele, Ga., a bar tender, after a
quarrel in the-girl's room at her
boardng house about 5 o'clock this
morning. She says that he attacked
:her first. She is now in jail and will
be tried in November on the charge
of murder. *
After Three Years.
A body found Tuesday on Bridge
Island in the Chattihoochee river,
near Columbus, Ga.. has been iden
tified through a ocar on the arm and
a filled tooth as that of Tuker Dav
idson, a voung white man who had
been missing three years. *
Killed in Wreck.
Four persons were killed, and one
seriously injured Thursday niight
when a fast train on the Pennsylva
nia Railroad struck an automobile at
a grade crossing at Wilkii.gsburg, a
suburb of Pittsburg, Pa. ? j
PEOPLE WILL DECIDE
RECIPROCITY QUESTION TO BE
VOTED ON BY THEM.
The Fate of tht Neve Measure De
pends Upon Complexion of New
Parliament Soon to be Elected.
A dispatch from Otiawa, Ontario,
says the eleventh Parliament of Can
ada passed out of existence Saturday
and upon the political complexion a
new one, to be elected September 21,
will depend the fate of the reciproci
ty agreement 'between the United
States and Canada.
Premier Laurier decided to ask
for an immediate dissolution, at a
meeting of his cabinet Saturday af
ternoon, and at once notified Earl
Grey the Governor General.
Practically every member has left
the CapitaL and the campaign on the
reciprocity issue will be begun all
over the Dominion.
The announcement of tbe disso
lution came as a great surprise, as
few persons expected it before next
week, if at all. The new Parlia
ment will be summoned to meet Oc
tober 11, and supply bills will be vot
ed at once.
It is generally agreed that the two
month's campaign before the country
will be vigorous, and even bitter.
Reciprocity will be the sole Issue,
although the conservatives in Que
bec may seek to inject the naval is
sue into the campaign.
The anti-annexation cry has been
raised by the Conservatives in all
parts of the country. Sir Wilfred
Laurier and his ministers will take
the stump and conduct platform cam
paigns In all provinces.
The Parliament just dissolved had
a membership of 133 Liberals, 85
Conservatives and 3 Independents,
giving the Government a working
majorty of over 40. The absence of
a closure rule, however, made It im
possible for the majority to force a
vote against a filibuster.
Should the present Liberal Gov
ernment be returned with anything
like a working majority, it will mean
that a vote can be aken on he rec
iprocity resolution, and that the trade
agreemea will go into effect. A
Conservative victory at the polls
means the passage of the Laurier gov
ernment and the permanent killing
of the reciprocity pact. *
WILL PASS OTHER BILLS.
Senator LaFollette Tells Whnt Will
Be Done Soon.
"Tell the people of Georgia," says
a Washington special to the Atlanta
Journal, "that Thursday's vote on the
wool bill in the senate clearly demon
strated that Governor Smith's vote
will not be needed for the passage
of tariff legislation at this session of
congress," said Senator LaFollette,
the insurgent leader, Saturday night,
following the passage of the compro
mise wool bill.
"Moreover, Gov. Hoke Smth's vote
won't be needed to put the farmers'
free list hill through the senate,"
'added Mr. LaFollette.
"We will join the Democrats In
voting for that measure, and will
put the matter squarely up to the
President, you may rest assured, and
may inform the farmers of Georgia
that more than enough progressive
Republicans will vote for the free
list bill to make Its passage certain,
if all of the Democrats stand up as
they did on the wool bill."
Senator LaFollette's statement
concerning the attitude of the in
surgents with reference to the far
mers' free list bill is the first posi
tive intimation that has come from
the insurgent camp concerning this
all important measure. Its signifi
cance is not to be underestimated. *
Saved Life of Many.
With a shirt torn from his back,
Robert Cook, of DeGrac, Ohio flagged
Big Four Flyer No. 11 at Quincy
curve, probably saving the 150 pas
sengers from death. The Quincy
curve is the sharpest on the Idianap
olis division and Cook, while walking
along the track discovered a broken
rail. He ripped off his shirt and run
ning a mile up the track flagged the
Want Mexico Next.
A reciprocity bill with Mexico,
similar to Canadian reciprocity, Is
proposed in a resolution introduced
into Congress by Representative Bur
leson, of Texas, calling on President
Taft immediately to start negotia
tions with Mexico, looking to freer
cemmece beween the two nations. *
Negroes in the Hospital.
As the result of the collision of an
excursion train near Hamlet, X. C, j
with a freight in which eight persons
were killed outright, seventy-fife in
jured colored people are being treat
ed in a hospital at Charlotte, X. C.
Chinamen Lynch Chinaman.
Twenty Chinamen were arrested in
Juarez. Mexico, on Thursday, charg
ed with lynchinp a Chinaman whose
body was found hanging from a tree
at Juarez at daylight. It is the first
lynching on record at Juarez *
Fixed up at Last.
After months of warfare, during a
part of which time it appeared that
the United States and Germany would
engage in a tariff war, over the per
plexing potash question, the matter
has been settled. *
5URG, S. C, TUESDAY, AUGU
MILL MEN KICK
Tariff Plan Proposed by Democrats od
Cotton Goods Stirs Them Up
OPPOSE LOWIR DUTIES
The American Cotton Manufacturers
Association Lays a Statement" of
Its Views Before the Chairman of
the Ways and Means Committee of
The plans of the Democrats in the
house to materially reduce the tariff
on cotton products has raised a howl
from one end of the country to the
other from manufacturers who see
ruin staring them in the face. The
manufacturers ask among other
things why the cotton industry is
selected for tariff revision among the |
first when its products have advanced
least of all the great commodities
during the past ten years.
In order to understand thorough
ly the position the manufacturers
take, the tariff committee of the
American Cotton Manufacturers' as
sociation has joist placed the follow
in? statement before Chairman Un
derwood of the ways and Means com
mittee of the house:
We are opposed to any revision
that will increase the percentage of
importations to total United States
cotton manufactures that now exists.
In figuring percentages of impor
tations on manufactures we call at
tention to the fact that importations
under the cotton manufactures
schedule were 17 1-4 per cent, of
the total cotton manufactures for
the year 1910, including laces and
other such luxuries that are as yet
not made In great quantities in- this
country, although it is interesting
to note that the manufacture of
laces in the United states increased
in value from $3,500,000 in 1900 to
Aearly $10,000,000 in 1910.
We believe that any way it may
be considered that the present im
portation are sufficient to protect
the consumer by regulating prices,
for there is no monopoly or restraint
of trade, but on the contrary, the
keenest competition among cotton
manufacturers of the United States.
We do not believe that anything
more regulative of prices can be se
cured, however much Importations
may be increased, for American man
ufacturers are already down to cost,
and without radical cutting of
wages, which it is not believed would
or could be effected the chief result of
legislating more foreign goods into
this country would only transfer that
work to foreigners, for the importers
do not usually undersell a local mar
ket except enough to bring in their
We believe that the cotton sched
ule bears its share of the customs
revenue for the support of the gov
ernment, and that there is no call
for increasing the amount collected
We are opposed to revision with
out adequate data.
We offer our assistance in obtain
ing such data.
We are in favor of such revision as
will protect all clasifications under
the schedule primarily in proiwrtion
to their labor costs, and are espec
ially in favor of simplification of the
We are opposed to any revision
'hat does not take into account dif
ference in other conditions a3 well
as labor costs, particularly on ac
count of Southern mill conditions.
We are opposed to reductions of
duty on machinery and other items
entering into the cost of mills, ex
cept such as will keep them on a
parity with our own industry as to
labor and other costs at home and
abroad. We do not want our prop
erty depreciated, nor do we want
broadly to injure other industries to
help our own. Let each case rest
on its merits and benefit equally.
We are opposed to personal hear
ings; too often it has been alleged
that unfair advantage has been taken
that way in making the tariffs of the
We are in favor of publicity and
record, and of the freest and most
open discussion and consideration of
eveythng relating to tariff making.
We demand that the data upon
which revision is based be made pub
lic and a matter of record except
with such concealment of names that
good faith dictates with those fur
nishing data. If publicity Is good forj
other things, and we believe it is, itj
certainly is desirable in such vitally!
important matter as the tariff.
We also demand a definite state-j
mcnt ns to just what it is intended
by its makers that the revision shall
What measure of protection is it:
intended to accord to American man
ufacturers, equality in labor cost on
ly, equality in cost of production, or|
How much relative increase or de
crease, is intended in importations,
which means how much more or less
competition is it intended to impose
If more competition, how are we
expected to meet it?
If we are expected to cut labor,
how is tha1, labor to be compensated
for the reduction and what can It
ST 1, 1911.
TAFf IN IMP HOLE
WILL HAVE TO SHOW HIS HAND
ON TARIFF MATTERS.
The Democrats and Insurgent Re
publicans Are Giving the President
a Lot of Trouble.
A special dispatch from Washing
ton to the News and Courier says so
.confident were the standpat Republi
cans tlhat the Democrats and the 'In
surgents had reached an "impasse"
that Senator Smoot of Utah, who is
with Senator Penrose and Senator
Crane a member of the ruling admin
istration coterie in the Senate, gave
out Thursday afternoon after visiting
the White House a statement that
there would be no other tariff legis-,
lation than the reciprocity bill, and
that the question of the wool tariff'
revison would lie settled, "and set
tled properly," by the defeat of the I
La Foilette substitute for the Un^er
derwood bill immediately after and
wood bill and the defeat of the Un
that this would end the matter, mak
ing adjournment by August 10 a prac
The complete upset of the. stand
patters expectations by the consum
mation of an understanding between
the Democrats and the Insurgents
at the eleventh hour throws the ad
ministration into confusion. It means
that Mr. Taft will have to meet the
embarrasment of signing or vetoing
a measure reducing the tariff on wool
?the notorious Schedule K which he
has himself declared to be an inex
cusably evil feature of the Payne
Aldrich tariff. *
IMore than this, the success of the
Democrats and insurgents in the
wool vote indicates that the "far
mers' free list bill, with some modifi
cations to soothe the Insurgents, will
be passed on the 1st of August, and
the President will have to discharge
the responsibilitj of saying whether
or not this free list shall become a
It is a terrible dilemma for Mr.
Taft, who had undoubtedly hoped to
adjourn the session with the rec
iprocity bill to his credit and no oth
er tariff bill measure to consider.
It is understood that President
has told various Republican senators
that he will veto the wool bill or any
other tariff measure that shall be
passed up to him.
If he vetoes the wool bill and the
free list bill, it would be obvious that
he would veto any other tariff legis
lation offered at this session, and the
Democrats will be happy to face the
country under such conditions.
If, on the other hand, the Presi
dent should sign both of these meas
ures, or either of them, the Demo
crats will certainly continue their
progremme and send to him in rapid
succession revisions of the cotton,
steel, sugar and rubber schedules. He
will doubtless choose to stand by the
special interests represented in these
schedules and block the whole busi
ness from the start.
PROTEST TARIFF REDUCTION.
Mill Man Says it Will Turn the Mills
Into Soup Houses.
R. M. Miller, Jr., of Charlotte, N.
C, chairman of the tariff committee
of the American Cotton Manufactur
ers Association Friday gave out the
following official statement, protest
ing against the proposed reduction
in the cotton tariff schedule:
"The so-called Underwood bill on
the revision of the cotton tariff sched
ule Is a bill formed apparently solely
in the interest of the importer and
foreigner?wholly unfair and unjust
to us?ignoring entirely the interest
of the American cotton manufacturer
and the American laborer and if en
acted into a law will turn the cotton
mills of our country into soup
"Based upon to-day's prices of cot
ton yarns as best that I can fizure, in
order that the manufacturers of this
country may meet the reductions in
the proposed schedule and to com
pete with imported yarns, it will net.
cessitate a cut somewhere from 25 to
50 per cent in the wages of our cot
ton mill operatives. This means pa:
per wages to our American lahortr to
meet the pauper wages of Europe.
Will American labor stand for it?
The American cotton manufactur
ers protest against it. *
riofinitelv expect ii: lesser cost of liv
inp to offset the cut?
What amount of revenue is the
new tariff on cotton manufactures ex
pected to yield.
What reduction is expected, if any,
in the cost of articles of cotton man
ufacture to the consumer at retail
We ask consideration of the above
in the spirit in which it is offered.
We intend no reflection, we mere
ly nsk tc have our way ; tinted out
by those who make the way.
We beg leave to have it borne in
mind that our industry directly con
cerns 2,000,000 people, and indirectly
many more; that we are not simply
manufacturers and employes asking
protection for our property and our!
labor, bht we are consumers, and that
we are citizens most of whom voted
for the party proposing this revision
and who expected not only that any
revisions would be made with as
much prudence as would be exercised
it. private business matters, but also
that they would be conducted with all
the publicity that was generally prom
ished among other reforms. *
WOOL BILL NOW
INSURGENTS AND DEMOCRATS
UNITE ON COMPROMISE.
It Worries President Taft Who Will
Probably Vreto Any Measure Now
Wool legislation has displaced
reciprocity at the White House. Not
since the extra session begun has the
political situation been as tense in
executive circles as it was Friday.
The Democratic-Insurgent coalition
has given the administration a great
shook if it does nothing else.
This shock was all the more pain
ful for the reason that no longer ago
than Wednesday Senators Smoot and
Crane, senatorial advisers of the pres
ident, brought Mr. Taft the ?lad tid
ings that there would be no wool bill,
that adjournment would come about
August 10, and that there was re
joicing in all the regular Republican
ranks. But there was a miscalcula
tion, and this has cast a gloom over
administration circles. From infor
mation which has come to the White
House there will be a wool bill re
ported out of conference which will
pass both bodies. That means that
the president will have either to sign
it or to veto it.
The story whie'ii comes to the ex
ecutive offices is that the Democrats
agreed to suport the La Follette com
promise in the senate Thursday, pro
vided the Insurgent Senators in the
senate would later support a con
ference rep -rt which could be passed
In the house.
This arrangement, the story contin
ues, gives both parties to the coali
tion some glory. La Follette and his
followers can claim the credit before
the country for proposing- the com
promise measure, the measure which
made a bill possible, while the Demo
crats can claim the credit for fur
nishing the final measure.
The best information at the White
House this morning is that the presi
dent will stick to his1 announced in
tention of vetoing any tariff revision
legislation sent to him in advance of
the tariff board's report. He called
the extra session to consider reciproc
ity. He wanted no other tariff bills
A number of Republican callers at
the White House this morning told
the president that he would loose
nothing with the country by vetoing
any wool bill that reached him dur
ing the tntire session.' *
NO YANKEE TRICKS.
Representative Underwood Questions
House During Debate.
i"You can't put any Yankee tricks
over on me," declared Representa
tive Underwood of Alabama, chair
man of the ways and means'coramit
tee, during the debate in the house
on the cotton schedule revision bill.
The Democratic leader bad a ques
tion of Representative Moore, of
"I answer you in a Yankee way
by asking you another question,"
shouted Representative Hill, of Con
necticut, who had quickly rose to
ftelp out as he thought his Repub
"No, you don't," said Mr. Under
wood. "I refuse to yield for any
Yankee questions. I want somebody
on that side, preferably Mr. Moore,
to answer my question."
Mr. Underwood had inquired when
the "custom house tax did not affect
the price of good." Mr. Moore final
ly acknowledged that it did, but that
"it was for the benefit of the peo
ple," whereupon Mr. Underwood
smiled and said he was satisfied and
the Democrats applauded. *
Very Queer Case.
Ed. Turner, a farmer living near
Florence, has suffered from rabies
without being bitten by the dog that
had the disease. A dog with rabies
recently entered his yard, and Mr.
Turner killed him with a stick, which
the dog bit in the souffle. After
wards Mr. Turner in examining the
stick, got some of the poisoned sali
va on his hand, and the hand and arm
swelled so badly that he went to the
institute in Columbia for treatment.*
Stray Bullet Kills.
Mrs. R. R. Greene, who resides
north of Live Oak, Fla., was acci
dentally killed last week by a rifle
ball fired by some member of the
Suwannce Rifles. Several members
of the company were out north of
the city engaged in rifle practice,
and a stray bullet from one of their
rifles struck Mrs. Greene, who was
at her home, <"?; e mile distant, kill
ing her Instantly. ?
Given I'ull Term.
?\t Plaquemina, La.l Carlo Aocard"
and Gae'.ano Zu'na, Italians, convict
ed last week of robbing a Texas Pa
cific freight train, were given full pen
akies in the district, court. Each
were sentenced to the penitentiary
for ten years for burglary with two
years extra for pot it larceny.
Was Pound Dead.
George W. Wolf, a wealthy mer
chant of Speer's Ferry, Va. was found
slain near Clinchport. He was kill
ed by blows from a blunt instrument.
Wolf some years ago was a member
of a posse that killed an outlaw.
This, it is believed, :has connection
with the murder.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
A BRAVE LEADER
Colonel Heor; Watterson Says WiIjcb is
Another S. J. Tildes.
GIVES HIM A BIG BOOST
Quotes a Speech of the New Jersey
Governor, in Which He Defines His
Position on Many Questions, Which
Is a Bngle Blast to the People of
Col. Henry Watterson is struck by
what appears to him as a close resem
blance between Woodrow Wilson of
New Jersey, and that other great
leader of democracy, Samuel J.
Tilden. This resemblance is remark
ed on in an editorial in Colonel Wat
terson's newspaper, The LouisvHle
Courier-Journal, which In part reads:
' The Courier-Journal cannot think
of Woodrow Wilson without recall
ing Samuel J. Tilden. How much
alike they seem, as doctrinaire dem
ocrats; as faithful and courageous
party leaders; as practical and pre
eminent officials; how much they
think alike, and talk alike, and write
alike. How Tildenesque the follow
"It Is time that we served notice
on the men who have grown up in
the possession of privileges and
bounties that the existing order of
things is to be changed. It is only
fair that we warn them, for they
should have time to adjust them
selves to the change; but the change
must come, nevertheless. And this
change Is not a revolution, let it he
understood at once. It is merely a
restoration. * * * That is what the
people of New Jersey have meant as
they hav,e flocked out, rain or shine,
not to follow the Democratic party?
we have stopped thinking about par
ties?to follow what they now know
as the democratic idea, the idea that
the people are at last to be served.
" 'Do you know what the American
people are waiting for gentlemen?
They are wating to have their poli
tics utterly simplified. They are real
izing that our politics are full of se
cret conferences, that there are pri
vate arrangements, and that they do
not understand it. They want to con
centrate their force somewhere They
are \\ke an unorganized army, saying
the thing Is wronig. Where shall we
congregate? How shall we organize?
Who are the captains? Where are
the orders? Which is the direction.
Where are the instruments of govern
ment? That is what they are wait-'
" 'It Is an opportunity, and it is a
terrible opportunity. Din't you know
that some man without conscience,
who did not care tor the nation could
put this country Into a flame? Don't
you know that the people of this
country from one end to the other
all believe that something Is wrong,
What an opportunity it would be for
some man without conscience, but:
with power, to spring up ana say:
"This is the way; follow me," and
lead them in paths of destruction.
How trrible it would be!
"I am accused of being radical. Iff
to seek to go to the root is to be ai
radical, a radical I am. After all,
everything that flowers in beauty in
the air of heaven draw its ?at^?s,
its vigor, from its roots. Nothing
living can blossom into fruitage un
less, through nourishing stalks deep
planted in the common soil, up from
the silent bosom of the earth, rise
the currents of life and energy. Up
from the common soil, up from the
quiet heart of the people, rise joyous
ly today streams of hope and determ
ination bound to renew the face of
the earth in glory.
"I tell you the so-called radicalism
of our time is simply the effort of
nature to release the generous en
ergies of our people. This great
American people is at bottom just,
virtuous and hopeful; the roots of Its
being are in the soil for what is love
ly, pure and of good report, and the
need of the hour is just that radical
ism that will clear away for the real
ization of the aspirations of a sturdy
The editorial concludes: "Assured
ly, that is the kind of man for the
times and the kind of man militant
democracy has long been looking
Protect a Fiend.
A dispatch from Akron, Ohio, says
fearintg an attempt to take John Kel
ly, aged 24, from the county jail, with
a view to avenging the coi fcssed as
sault of Audra Martin, two-year-old
daughter of Mrs. H. T. Martin. Sher
iff David Ferguson colled in all his
deputies and armed them with riot
guns. Kelly was arrested at Cleve
Party leader Gnne.
Edward Morse Shepard, the well
known New York lawyer and Demo
cratic political leader, who had been
ill since the contraction of a cold in
New York on June 26, died at his
sumer home at Lake George, N. Y.,
Friday night of pneumonia. Tho
members of his family wero at tho
Kills Father and Son.
At Shaw, Mass., C. J. Miller Friday
shot and killed George Hudspetb, and-'
his ion, Edward Hudspeth. Trouble'
had been brewing between them fot*
some days. The Hudspeths are fromr"
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