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Dickinson, in Washington Post.
As all roads used to lead to Bome,
so do all political diseussions in the
United States lead to the Presidency.
The approaching congressional cam
paign is concede-ly fraught with un
usual importance to every -available
presidential candidate in both parties.
Republican leaders are about agreed
that the result of the struggle next
November for control of the House
of the Sixtieth Congess will determ
ine whether their leader in 1908 shall
be a representative of what for lack
of an apter term is called Roosevelt
radicalism or whether he shall repre
sent that conservatism that attually
or nominally is opposed to the exist
ing state of things at the White
In an important sens.e the der,-c
racy is as deeply concerned over the
outcome of the contest between these
(ipposing forces in the oipposition par
ty as republicanism itself, for the
democracy will be governed almrost as
largely in 1908 as it was in 1904 by
the action of the republicans in cho>os
ing between the,e two extremes of pr>
litical thou,ht. To the (xi(r.t that
the democrats at this juncture are
not so acuately threatc:r.:d with dan
gerous interrjal diorders as are the
republicang, they have a deided ad
vantage in the task aheai f,! aelet
ing a standard bearer for the next
great fight. Then, again, there xsi
tion is more advantageous from an
other viewpoint. There is no tre
mendous ecxnom,ic or fiscal issue like
that of the tariff to distract their
cour.cils and confuse their judgments.
Now that free silver i-s as lead as
African slavery, the demrocracv is
united once more on all the great
questions that divide the elect,rate
into two partie:s, and its rank and file
can be more easily recone-ilcd to the
p)arty ledership commisiorned by its
chosen representativ.r ir converti'n
than can that of the reublir-ans un
lr''.s tlhe deroeraey dos&! that which
Grait once predicted could allways
be dfepenlded uipoln which was that
"the deioeraey invariably made a
11---d fool of itmelf at the. right
Bryan, Hearst or Bailey.
From still another point of view,
the democraty ,.-een in better shape at
thj present moment for the big fight
two years henee than do the repub
licans and that is that thus early in
the preliminary skirmish no mnove
ments of mystery as to the selection
of the leader is going on. Only three
names are at. this time being serious
ly considered by the masses and the
leadera of the party. They are Wil
liams Jennings Bryan, William Ran
dolph Hearst, and Joseph Weldon
Bailey. Mr. Bryan'g candidacy, of
course has beeomne a fixed thing in the
politics of this day as was that of
JIlenry Clay, amnong the republicans,
t wenty years aigo. Tfhe Nebraskan
has writ ten a Jet ter from the jungles
of' India to a f riendl sayinrg that he
would he governed by ci rcumnstances
in thew ma tter of againi ask inrg for hais
party's nominrat ion. Theio onily other
tinrg he could hav 5e! 1 saiis that inl
no circunmstance wourld lbe aecept a
thirdi nomination. U knee Mr. Biryani
may he considlered in the race for his
I )v Lancey N icoll, of New York,
who was in Washington last week,
dleclared thait he was for Bryan
against all comners, aund int imiated1 that
whatever influence may be cointrolledl
by Altoni B. Parker repiresenits any
thing of moment in thei party, then
it follows that at least a portion of
the conservative elements which
f'orced the uninspiring New York
jurist upon the Southern democrats
in 1904 will throw its influence to the
Nebraskan whom these influences
once fuought desperately. Nothing
stranger t han thIis couild hapjpen in
A merican pol iiiis; no'th1inrg stranger
has happ,ened unh-iss it lie the indlorse
ment by a fael ion of thle demnocracy
oif thre noinailt ion oft Hobrace G reeley.
Hearst As a Factor.
But it is by no means certain that
even with the support of conservative
influences whicb lie has niever had be
fore Mr. Bryan could sweep the next
demnocratie national convention off its
feet as lie did in 1806 and again in
1900. If Mr. 11earst shall be elected
/governor of Newy York the actual
arithmnetic of tIhe sitmuation would be
agaiinst Bryan more thain any other
prospective cand(idaft(e. Hearst would
be enabled to enter thIe conv'ent ion
with a delegate's at rengthm second to
nobody's and should Senator Bailey
develop the following iat the Souith
whicoh it Is thought his avowed can
didney wvould deOveopI, it is not at all
Improbable that the surprising spec
t'ace would be presented of Mr.
"Bryan being third in the rance in the
Important, matter of instructed (de10
gates. In such a situation it is con
ceivable tat the convention wW
be de&doeked as eiely and for 4
long s"peuiod as any national pot
cal gathering of reent flow..
In spite of the plain facts of hi
tory against Mr. Bryan, he still h
suffleient following to make him fo
midable in democratie convention
His followers take not note of the p
thetie experiences of Clay and Blain
than whom as a popular leader he r
sembles more than does any man <
bis time. They were circumstaneA
about as he. In their respective pa
ties there was just enough unyieldit
opposition to defeat them at the poll
Prejudices of the kind that Brys
has to combat and which Clay an
Blaine wore out their lives comba
ing are handed down from father I
There probably still are hundrei
of thous.ands of democrats in tt
United States who believe that Br
an's election to the presidency woul
mean ruin to the country and in spit
of every argument that might b
brought to bear upon them to th
con:rarv they could not be convinceA
But this element would not have th
same personal prejudices against eitt
er Hearst or Bailey. Other element
of course. might aswert themselvE
agai'st the candida:v of either an
continue to call themselves democrat.
just as the hundreds of thousands o
democrats who in both Bryan cart
paigns voted against him continue t
call themselves democrats.
Bailey Growing Fast.
Mr. Bailey's candidacy is as yet un
formed, and of course, unavowtr
That he will be drawn into the corn
test, however, there are many reason
to believe. Judge Parker's earnes
if not impassionate appeal severa
weeks ago, to the Southern demoe
racy to assert its right to the part;
leadership was not made without du
reflecti,n or without wise counsel
The Texan has been growing fast oi
the nation within the past few month
Newspapers of great influence tha
had fallen if,to the habit of ridiculin
him. now Fpeak of Mr. Bailey wit
respeet and treat him as one of th
mi of large eapacity an] discern
merit in national affairs.
Texas is a more irnportr.nt Stat
than Nebraska. and the democrat
weit hysterieally to that sagebrus
Thus geographical consideration wil
cut little figure against Mr. Baile;
from getting the delegations of sev
eral Southern States there is n
doubt at all. Certainly Texas woul,
support him with wild enthusian
Mississippi, the State of his birtl
could be counted upon. So coul<
Louisiana, aceqrding to the admif
sion of numerous politicians in tha
State. Mr. Bryan has never beej
strong in Georgia, Alabama or Flori
da, and a Southern man strong):
backed quite probably could beat the
Nebraskan for the delegations fron
those States. Even Virginia migh
fall into line against B3ryan andl i
favor of Bailey.
Should Mr. Bailey secure the dele
gations from no other States thai
those mentioned, his instructe
st rength could he used] as a nuelen
aro,undl which to organize a powerfu
aniti-Bryan party. But the same ini
Ilhienuce which would give him the
States namned] undoubtedly would be
powerful in other States of the Souti
and Wet The East, too, would shar<
in the movement, andl whether or no
the TIexan should enlist suifTeien
streungth to assure his own nominatio]
he wouldl have eno.ugh to dlefeat Bryai
u,nd~er the t wo-thirds rule that has
been rigidly maintained by democrati<
national conventions from the incep
Id tion of nominating conventios.
a some Sags in Bryia's Mh,
i- As to who would inherit the )lley
following nobody could prqdiet,
s- Hearst of courie, would get some of
Ls it. But Mr. Hearst might be strong
r- enough in instructed delegatios to
S. make a combination with the Bailey
I- managers against Mr. Bryan. Thus.
e, in any event, the Nebraskan probably
e- will find that be will not have as
f smooth sailing in the next democratic
d convention as his idolators at this
r- time seem to think be will have. How
ig ever. when he has had time to study
. the field at elose range after his re
n turn home next month be doubtless
d will proceed to form combinations of
t- his own. And then about the live
0 liest democratic polities this genera
tion of voters have -seen will begin to
Is shape up.
WHITE MAN LYNCHED
BY LOUISIAV(A MOB.
t Robert T. RogerF. a white man
e awaiting his third trial on the chargr.
. of murdering Jesse Brown, a merchant
e at Girard, Riebland. Louisiana, was
vlynched at Tallulab. La.. by a mob at
smidnight Tuesday night. which came
from the West on a special train over
the Vicksburg. Shreveport and Pacifie
railroad. The mob appeared after 10
fo'lock and came fully prepared with
locksmiths. who had ro trouble break
ing into the jail. The jail was un
guarded and the sheriff, who lived
some distance away, was not aware of
what was going on until he saw the
-mob leading the man off.
Rogers was strung up to a tele
t graph pole and as soon as they felt
assured he was dead. the mob diqpcrs
edl. The fear that Rogers would es
ca;e punishment for his awful crimo
because of legal technicalities prompt
e ,d the lynching. According to the
evidence addressed at the first trial in
iMare-i. !!"O4. Rocrs r.id two other
whit- 'r:' in red Anderson at-d Wo
n mak e 1 . -e - 'vith two,, ne ' roes, ;!n
tered the store of Jesse N. Brown, a
merhant ;-t Cict d. iii this p:t-ish.
and aft-,o-r iinhm a number of
tirries an.i Jtiki n over the het
wit h1 timir pi tois. set fire to the
Long Tennessee Fight.
Y For twenty years W. L Rawls, of
- Bells, Tenn., fought nasal catarrh. He
0 writes: "The swelling and soreness in
side my nose was fearful, till I began
applying Bucklen's Arnica Salve to the
- sore surface; this caused the soreness
and swelling to disappear, never to re
turn. " Best salve in existence. 25c.
at W. E. Pelham & Son, Druggists.
i One of the notable figures at the
- Des Moines Assembly of Presbyter
V ians is its stated clerk, Rev. William
1 H. Roberts. Dr. Roberts was born in
I Wales, in 1844. He has served as
t statistician of the United States
i Treasury Decpartment, assistant li
brarian of Congress, librarian at
- Princeton Trheolo,gical Seminary and
Sas a theological professor.
1A Western Wonder.
-There's a Hill at Bowie, Texas., that's
a twice as big as last year. This wonder
is W. L Hill, who from a weight of 90
pounds has grown to over 180. He says:
I "I suffered with a terrible cough, and
ra doctors gave me up to die with Consump
t tion. I was reduced to 90 pounds. when
I began taking Dr. King's New Discov
t ery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds.
i Now, after taking 12 bottles, I have
a more than doubred In weight and am
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NEW WIRELESS TESTS.
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To ascertals whether communication
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whether the water can be made a
medium of transmission of waves,of
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i ments will soon be made at Newport,
R. L. by order of the Navy depart
ment, under the direction of Command
er Albert Gleaves of the torpedo sta
tion, says a Newport special dispatci
to the New York Herald.
As the tests will be novel In every
way and as the results sought foi
would be of great sei4lce the experi
ments will be watched with much in,
Either the Shark or the Porpoise will
be used for the experiments. The ve
sel will be fitted with a transmitting
apparatus similar to that used for send.
Ing through the air, and with a lom
aerial from which the current will x
projected. The apparatus regularly it
use at the torpedo station will-,be em,
ployed for receiving.
No attempt will be made at first tc
send messages from the shore to the
submerged boat, for it is believed i1
the water is found to be a satisfactory
conductor of the waveb they can be
transmitted either way.
Some experiments have already beev
tried. Operators at the torpedo statioz
recently switched off their aerial and
yet heard and read very clearly mes
sages sent from a Fall river line steam
boat off Point Judith. They believe the
waves of electricity were transmitted
through the water and the ground tc
PISTACHIOS IN AMERICA.
SeedIng Planto Are to Be Cultivated
It will not be long before the young
women who delight to make candles
for the visiting young men will be able
to add to their home products the ex
pensive and highly prized pistachio
cream, which Is the pride of Maillard
and Huyler in New York and all the
other great candy makers of America,
says a Denver special dispatch to the
And this is why the pistachio nut,
the choicest and most costly that
reaches the American market, is to be
grown in Colorado, it having been dis
covered that a profitable rate of pro
duction can be had in New Mexico,
Colorado, Utah and southern Nevada.
Having learned that pistachios grow
wild In central Asia, where the winters
are quite severe, the promoters of the
plant introduction garden of Chico,
Cal., with the co-operation of the office
of seed and plant introduction and dis.
tribution at Washington, have grown
a large number of seeding pistachios,
and these will be distributed among
the various localities where the nut
may be grown, Colorado coming In for
a considerable share.
The pistachios grown in California
are of excellent color and favor, and It
has been ascertained that nuts of simi
lar nature thrive better in Colorado
than in California and at maturity are
of superior quality. One of the first of
the Colorado pistachio orchards will be
established In the San Luis valley, an
other will be near Longmont, while
still another will be planted In the
Boulder creek valley.
A. It should De.
Athletics for public school girls be
gins to occupy somewhat of the atten
tion it ought to. Comptroller Metz of
New York city has given to the girls of
the Brooklyn public schools a spacious
plot of ground to be converted into a
fully equipped athletic field. The fit
ting up will be under the auspices of
the Public Schools Athletic league, of
which General George W. Wingate of
New York is president. One of its vice
presidents Is President Itoosevelt. The
field will be free to all the Brook
lyn, public school girls. It will con
tain, among other appurtenan'ces, a
b)asket ball field, tennis courts and a
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Mason and Dixon's Line, "the line
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remark once made by Bob Taylor, the
Teniessee ex-governor, who has just
won a United States senatorship at
hirq party's primaries.
A Miraculous Cure.
The following statement by H. M.
Adams and wife, Henrietta, Pa., will
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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
Charleston, S. C.
Entrance examinations will be held,
in the County Court House on Fri
day, July 6, at 9 a. m. One Free Tui
tion Scholarship to each county of
South Carolina awarded by the Coun
ty Superintendent of Education and 1
Judge of Probate. Board and furn
ished room in Dormitory, $11 a month.
All can4idates for admission are per
mitted to compete for vacant Boyce
Scholarships, which pay $100 a year.
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