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Says Democratic Party Has Changed
Color too Often.
New York. November 14.-Thomas
E. Watson yesterday gaves out the
It should be borne in mind that
at the time the Springfield convention
tendered me the presidential nomina
tion, the people's party hAd no rea%
existence as a factor in national poli
tics for eight years. In the presiden
tial election of 1900 it gave to its
nominee only 5,o votes. To that
extent the fusion of 1896 swallowea
up a movement which in 1894 count
ed nearly 2,ooo,ooo of votes and about
1,500 active newspapers, and there
fore, we had to build from the ground
up in 1904l We had almost nothing
to strt with in the way of party or
ganization campaign funds and news
paper support; we had only three
months in which to work. These be
ing first considered, some fair idea
of what was accomplished can be had
only when the officials returns art
Mr. Roosevelt's overwhelmning
majority was not so much due to
the fact that our people believe in
class legislation and the reign of
special privileges. It was not by any
means an endorsement- of corpora
tion tyranny, the greed ot the trusts
or the methods of combined capital.
Mr. Roosevelt's majority cver Mr.
Parker was due mainly to two things;
one was the ir.imense personal popu
larity of Mr. Roosevelt himself, and
the other was the immense unpopu
larity of Mr. Cleveland's second ad
ministration. Unfortunately for Mr.
Parker, he became so completely
identified with the marauders who
plundered the government during Mr.
Cleveland's second administratiob
that he had to bear all the odium
which thev had incurred. The peo
ple have never had a chance to show
just what they thought of that second
administration. Mr. Bryan's two
-campkigns did not give them the op
portunity; it was only when the old
Cleveland combination secured the
defeat of Bryan and Hearst and dic
tated the nomination of Mr. Parker
that the masses got the opportunity
to vent upon a national candidate the
intense hatred which they had been
nursing for years against such men
as Olney and Belmont and Carlisle
and Cleveland himself. They knew
that I could not be elected and they
made the best of the opportunity to
safeguard the country against a re
petition of that saturnalia of class
legislation which marked Cleveland's
second administration and they rush
ed to Roosevelt and gave him a ma
jority which does not under ordinary
circumstances belong to the republi
can party. In other words the per
sonality of,.Mr. Roosevelt and the un
popularity of Parker' s environment
carried into the republican column
vast multitudes of men who under or
dinary curcimstances would not be
My own plans for the future em
brace a complete organization of the
people along the lines of Jeffersonian
demaocracy, the reestablishment of
reform papers and a systematic pro
paganda of Jeffersonia. -'rincipTes in
order that in 19o8 there shall be a
party of genuine opposition to the re
. publican party and its present poli
cies. If political history teacties any
thing it is that old parties never ac
complish any reform unless they are
irresistably driven to it by pressure
from without. I hope at least to be
of some use to my country in aiding
those who will apply that pressure.
It is immaterial to me who does the
work which the reformer wants done
so that the work itself is done.
Discredits Democratic Party.
I have no faith .whatever that re
forms will be accomplished by the
democratic party. It is discredited in
the eyes of the people by a series ol
crushing defeats, but it has been so
vaccilating in its course, it has changed
its principles so often, has run from
one extreme to another so recently,
had such a magnificent oportunity in
1892 to' work out the reforms to
which it stood pledged and made such
a wretched use of that opoprtunity
that it cannot inspire the confidence
which leads to succcess. Since 1892
the democratic party has almost ens.
tirely boxed the compass in political
profession of faith. It has been for
pretty much. everything until this
nothing. according to the interpreta
tion which the voter chose to put up
on its ambiguous platform. Mr. Fry
an. while a great democrat, is not the
democratic party. There are other
distinguished democrats who are yet
to be heard from and they may not
endorse such populist platform. There
is John Sharp Williams ->f Mississippi,
there is Senator Tillman of South
Carolina, there is Senator Morgan of
Alabama, there is Senator Daniel of
Virginia-in fact there are quite a
number of distinguished democrats
who claim the right to put in a word
before the next national platform is
They may not be willing to take,
for instance, Mr. Bryan's 47 different
system of governing railroads; they
may not be in favor of some other
Herb W. Edwards Injured.
Herb W. Edwards of Des Moines,
Iowa, got a fall on an icy walk last
winter, spraining his wrist and bruis
ing his knees. "The next day," he
says, "they were so sore and stiff I
was afraid I would have to stay in bed,
but I rubbed them well with Cham
berlain's Pain Balm and after a few
applications all soreness had disap
peared." For sale by Smith Drng Co.,
Pelham & Son, W. G. - Mayes and
Prosperity Drug Co
As a. "mixed metephor," not from
the rostrum, but from the pulpit, I
think the following can hardly be
beaten. A preacher who was rebuk
ing his flock for their apathy declared
that but a spark of grace remained
to show that they were alive, at all.
Then, in a parenthesis, "Lord, water
that spark!"-London Spectator.
The Exact Thing Required For
"As a certain purgative and stomach
purifier Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets seem to be the exact
thing required, strong enough and safe
for children and without that terrible
griping- so common to most purga
tives," say R. S. Webster & Co.,
Udora. Ontario. Canada. For sale by
Smith Drug Co., Pelham & Son, W. G.
Mayes and Prosperity Drug Co.
Since Going to Town.
Papa Hayseed-"Our boy ain't what
he uster be, Manda. He must be get
Mamma H.-"Why, Hiram."
P. H.--"Well, he says in his letter
that his best gal threw him down, and
he uster be a big, strong feller."
Just The Thing For Weak, Pale
Columbia, S. C., November 2, 1903.
Dear Sirs: I have been giving Dr
James' Iron Blood and Liver Tonic to
my little daughter. She was pale and
weak, and had no appetite. She has
been benefitted by your tonic a great
ceal; and is much stronger eats well,
and looks healthier. Ice rfully.ree
ommend Iron Blood and Liver Tonic as~
a splendid medicine.
J. J. HANDCOCK,
No 198S. Sumter St.
For sale by all druggists.
What Was He?
"I wan this well cleaned out," 'de
manded the man who was driving the
"What's the matter with it?" asked
"It need cleaning-that's all," re
joined the other, fiercely. "Seventeen
of my customers are complaining of
sickness in their families!1"
Puzzle: Find the occupation of the
When you want a pleasant physic
try Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
ablets. They are easy to take and
produce no griping or other unpleasant
effect. Sold by Smith Drug Co., Pel
ham & Son, W. G. Mayes and Pros
perity Drug Co.
You may know what God thinks
about a man's religion when you
know what his children think.
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration of the Town of
Newberry, S. C., are now open, and
the undersigned as Supervisor of Reg
istration for said town, will keep said
books open every day from g a. in.,
until 5 p. mn. (Sundays excepted), in
cluding the 1st day of December, 1904.
. T. 0. Stewart,.
Supervisor of Registration.
September 5, 1904
4t T and F.
Measure of Popularity.
New York Tribune.
Though Robert W. Chamber. is a
popular author, he will rarely talk
about his books.
"Literary conceit is distasteful to
me." said he the other day, "and I
like to see it taken down. It was
well taken down in the case of a
New York man last month. He had
written a novel and the public libra
ries have put this book on their
shelves. The man called at one of
the libraries to find out how his w.ork
was going with the public. He hoped
to have his vanity tickled a little.
"Is - in?" he said to the librar
ian, naming his book.
"It never was out," was the reply.
Friend of the Family-Has the boy
begun to talk yet?
Bachelor Uncle-Oh, yes; he hab
talked from the first, but his mamma,
of course, has to interpret his lan
guage for the benefit of the company.
Her Loving Friends.
Maud-Cracie Goldenrod is telling
everybody she has refused Jack Bil
Maybelle-That's only a part of the
truth. She refused to give him back
The Best Medicine I Have Ever Used
Columbia, S. C., November 10,1903.
Gentlemen: I have suffered a long
time from chronic liver complaint and
find that Dr. James' Iron Blood and
Liver Tonic gave me more relief than
anything I have ever used. I recom
mend it to all who suffer from consti
pation. Yours truly,
J. S. SHEHAND.
For sale by all druggists.
A Joyous Soul.
Who would want a better epitaph
laii the tollo -ing
"He never grieved at anything
Saw brightest stars a-glancin':
He whistled when he couldn't sing,
An' set the world to dancin'!"
The Best All-Around Tonic-Can't
Columbia, S. C , November 5, 1903.
Gentlemen: I have taken one bottle
of Iron Blood and Liver Tonic, and I
have just bought the second bottle, It
has done me a great deal of good; I am
stronger and feel better in every way,
my appetite is good, and I digest my
food. As an all-around tonic Dr. James'
Iron Blood and Liver Tonic can't be
W. B. TAYLOR,
Columbia, S. C.
For sale by all druggists.
PIANOS - AND - ORGANS *
* and Lots of Them. 4
WE SELL THlE BEST MAKES
Our prices are about ten+
per cent. under Northern prices *
EeyPiano or Organ we
*se11lis fully warranted by the #
* makers, and backed up by us.
Write us at once for catalogue,
* prices and terms.#
COLUMBIA, S. C. .
EUTA WCU D IAMli.
WAREHOUSE COIPANY OF
Columbia, S. C.,
STORE COTTON IN
houses and to
Proper Cash Advances
if you desire to
hold your cotton
details will be
if you address
Columbia. S. C.
Typhoid Fever and Oysters.
In the discussion of the oyster as
a means of communicating the germ
of typhoid fever in Europe and in
the United States many inaccurate
statements have been put in circu
lation, so that the government has
deemed it necessary to have the mat
ter investigated by an expert commis.
sion in order to avoid any possible
damage to the oyster industry. The
report of this body states that under
normal conditions the oyster i- not
unwholesome at any time during the
year and that its peculiar microbian
diseases, which Pre exceedingly rare,
are not transmissible to man. "Wild
oysters, although not always fit for
food, are free from contamination and
do not endanger public health, while
those raised or fattened in beds are
u-!ually free from suspicion. The
transmission of typhoid by oysters is
possible, yet well-authenticated cases
of such action are rare and involve a
series of exceptional circumstances.
The chief sources of danger are in
* Are my long suit.
except bad oneE
stamp and an ind
* ing linen for 40
* other good thingc
* 1334 Main Street,
Building Material of;
Whiskey Morhine - -
c yKeeley Institi
1329 Lady St. (or 0. Box 75,)Columbia.
There is no i
Lungs out, m
tle of Murra:
lien and Tar
A few doses of this Househc
lief. A positive cure for Inf
Throat. Anti-Spasmodic in
THE MURRAY DRI
Is the place to save money.
ready to buy your brand, brant
to be selling at The Smith Co.,
know you and you all know th
money by trading with them.
We have just put in a nice
and Notions. No old stoc
around the door for the last tu
all bright and new, which we w
We will continue to carry o1
We are selling full Cream C
Four boxes Star Lye for 25 <
Two pounds Keg Soda for 5
U. M. C. Loaded Shells 40c
We carry a large line
sorts of ammunition.
We have the largest
ing and Smoking Toba
the leading brands. In
you need, as we have
ST HE SM
Not those menti
but a fresh lot jt
Try our Pina
the beds where the oysters are kept
before transportation, the caring foi
them during transportation, and final
ly the shops of the retail dealers. It
is believed that the connection be
tween typhoid fever and the eating of
oysters is due largely to the fact that
indulgence in this form of shell-fish
begins at the time when there is a
maximum of typhoid cases, and the
matter is one of co-incidence rather
than cause and effect.
Odds and Ends.
Fort Morgan, the county seat o
Morgan county, Col., is unique be
cause of the fact that it has three
churches and no saloons. From the
excellence of its irrigation system
the county also is obtaining a repa
tation, it possessing ii canals, aggre
gating 220 imles in length. The lat
erals and field laterals are estimated
at i,6oo miles. The county has stor
age reservoirs, with an aggregate ca
pacity of 3,000,000,000 cubic feet of
water, to cover 78,ooo acres one foot
I make any kind +
. I furnish a new
ellible pad for mark
cents. I have some
. J. WILSON GIBBES,
ice Supplies, etc.
Columbia, S. C.
and Cement Co.
TON, S. C.
all kinds. High Grade
Ciarette All Drug and Tobacco
Habit,. - Habits'I
ite of South Carolina.
. C. Confidental correispondence solicited.
ieed of wearing your
hen you can get a bot
's Horehound, Mul
Id Remedy will give immediate re
uenza,.Bronchitis and Diseasses of
So come along and get you
l new goods, for they are going
on the Mittle corner. They all
m, so you can and will save
stock of Shoes, Dry Goods
k of stuff that has been thrown
enty years, no old stuff at all,
ill sell as cheap as the cheapest.
ir nice and selected stock of
ieese at 1 5c. per pound.
of Guns, Shells and all
md nicest line of Chew
~cco in Newberry-all of
fact we carry anythin
a full line of 'genera'
d Beef Hams.