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The Hope of the Nation Against So
cialism and Plutocracy.
New York World.
What is a Democracy?
A Democrat who is a Democra
from principle fears too much govern
ment rather than too little govern
ment. He knows that the humai
struggle for liberty is an unending ef
fort to strike off the shackles forget
by authority and privilege.
This makes him
First-Opposed to all undue inter,
ference with personal liberty.
Second-An advocate of home rule
Third-A defender of state rights
Fourth-An opponent of centraliza
tion-not a promoter of further cen
tralization, like Mr. Bryan, who sur.
pases Mr. Roosevelt.
Fifth-An enemy of all socialisti<
and semi-socialistic policies.
Sixth-A believer in a governmen1
of checks and balances as against s
government by passion and prejudice
A Democrat who is a Democral
from principle is opposed to all spe
cial privileges conferred by govern
This makes him
First-Opposed to high protectiv(
tariffs which enrich the manufacturei
at the expense of the consumer. Foi
more than a generation a majority of
Democrats have leaned toward fre(
trade, while the Republicans have re
vised the tariff upward.
Second-A believer in,the largest
possible freedom for the natural per
son, but in all necessary supervisior
and control of the artificial person
that is, the corporation.
Third-An uncompromising eneny
of all trusts in restraint of trade.
Fourth-An advocate of such fran
chise, income and inheritance taxes
as well compel privilege, plutocraeY
and protection to pay their full share
of the cost of a government whicl
makes their existence possible.
A Democrat who is a Democral
from principle instinctively sympa
tizes with "the under dog."
This makes him
F' SZ--Partial to m -,sures that ea.
coi.rage the poor to 5.rove 'teil
Second-A believer in universal
education at public expense.
Thir-Anopponent of militari.'in
trar' .d~ie of alien races against tneh~
Fourth-Against public oppression
of a corporation no less than agamnsi
corporation oppression of the public
Fifth-Sympathetic with Ijabor,
but as firmly set against Socialism and
priadatory poverty as against preda'
A true ]itmoerat- who is a D:
emt frora principle deplores every ap
peal to class hatred and class peJ'
-ii as a menace to Itepublican in
siitutiotis. To array masses agains'
class~es, u.p'.oyed againist emp!oye~r
poor aainet rich, labor against capital
is a denial of the whole .theory of De
Smocracy upon which Jefferson found
ed the Democratie party.
There is no surer or simpler way oi
overthrowing republican inistitutions
than by stimulating class hatreds anc
ineiting class wars.
-So much for what a true Demoeral
-is and for what true Democracy is.
/The Need of the Democratic Party
Le't us admit, that party lines ai
present are tangled, twisted and in
tertwined. Republicans are applaud'
ing polieies they denounced as erazy
ten years ago. Democrats are trying
rto .outbid Republicans in the auctio'
of an anti-corporation vote. But the
fact remains that in spite of pluto
crats who call themselves Democrate
and demagogues who call themselves
Demoerats there are certain well-set
tied Democratic principles and ten
dencies which will assert themselves
in the lone run and which are 'neces
sary to maintain the equilibrium o:
If the Democratic party were to b
exterminated by a socialistic or
.semi-socialistic party the characte
of the American Government woul<
be revolutionized within a quarter o:
If the Republican party were t<
ontinue as it is .under Mr. Roosevelt
while the Democratic party becam<
what Mr. Bryan wishes to make it, a]
the essential powers of Governmenl
at Washington would pass ultimatel:
into the hands of the President. In
stead of three coordinate branche
there would be one supreme head-a:
elective little father.
If the Republican party were t<
e ontinue its Rooseveltian traditions
while the Democratic party becam
what Mr. Hearst wishes to make ii
we should soon or late see a desperat
minority appealing to blood and iro6
for the rights a ruthless majority ha
trampled under foot.
.If the rights, liberties, activitie
and opportunities of the individua
as ditinc from the mass, are to b
eo.rcemen iof the true Dem1o-itic
piiples 1hit the WVOrld h1as emun1111-er
at ed. Should those safeguards ever
le beaten dowi we 1 may have a Gov
eniient that is republican in torm,
but it will not long,-er be republican in
The Democratic party is necessary.
- This is not the first time Democrats
- have despaired of the party's future.
1 In 1S72, thirty-five years ago, the
Democrats nominated for President a
I bitter anti-Democrat who was a Re
pulican, a protectionist, a Prohibi
tionist and a Socialist. Horace Gree
lev's defeat was a rout-overwhelm
ing and unparalleled. Seemingly the
Democratic party was destroyed, an
nihilated, exterminated. But at the
- very next election, only four years
later, this annihilated, exterminated
Democratic party arose from the
dead, elected Samuel J. Tilden Presi
dent on the face of the returns and
a popular majority of 250,000 to
AWho knows what the next sixteen
mont-hs may bring forth? What if
the Democratic party should purify
its organization? What if the party
should retnrn to its principles? What
if Mr. Bryai, content with his undis
puted laurels as chief orator of 'the
party and its greatest agitator of the
masses, were to make the personal
sacrifice of declining the Presidential
nomination in favor of such a man as
Judge Gary, for example?
Nothing can crush the Democratic
party but itself. Nothing can des
troy the Democratic party but its
own refusel to be Democratic. Let
it return to its true principles. Let
it clean its own house.
The Press in Education.
In his address before the Jefferson
County Teachers' Institute Prof. Me
Kenzie said some wise thing about
15 to 20 shares National
5 to io shares Land and
io shares Mollohon Mfg.
43. Eight room residence with o1
convenient to the business portion <
46. Nine-room residence in Brool
47. New six-room residence on I
cat-ed to the businiess portion 'of the
5o. One lot adljoining residence o
51i. Plantation one mile from Sila
275 acres in cultivation, 60 acres
and two 3-room houses. This is a
-52. Six-room house and 'about JA~
store. This is a very nice cottage.
.53. Seven-room residence with:
outbuildings in High Point. T'is
be built for much less than the pri<
55. Four-room cottage.on Harri
new Court House.
56, 57.- Two lots on Main street,
59. Three nice new rooms for rei
Come and let us have la talk face
Estate I have for sale.
-~ Deposits $
*an emergency you m:
~ is prepared to loan reasonable
at legal rates. If you need mo
or for other purposes come to
positors of course receive the 2
eInterest Paid in Si
"The Bank for
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
.1 Y. McPA
niewspajps anud necwspapJer reading,
Iribute It Ih newspaperS as ai
eduion and a developer of the indi
vidial should be pondered by thE
teachers who heard him speak and by
Ihe people who ran across his words
in print. His commentary of the
newspapers for "supplemental'
study by the school pupils is based
upon kn..iowledge of the part of press
plays in the daily life of the world.
The newspaper is the history of the
period. It is as essential that the
youth of 'the land be educated in cur
rent history-be informed completely
on the events, conditions and ques
tions of his own life-time, to be
learned in the history of the ancient
ages. The classics, academic branch
es and languages are not to be despis
ed, of course, but they profit him lit
tle if he be oblivious to what is going
on around him in his own generation.
ji tahe old days, when the newspapei
was not so common nor so complete
as it is today, it was not ranked as
highly as an educational factor. In
the twentieth century its title is not
to be gainsaid.
The newspaper today .makes the
world go around. Business transac
tions, market conditions, political ac
tivities. rountine affairs of all walks
depend upon it. It is as necessary as
the railroads. It reduces the circum
ferance of the earth so that a reader
on one side of the globs knows in a
few moments the current history of
another side. It quickens thought.' It
stimulates instructive discussion. It
broadens. It reforms. A person with
little schooling might attain a good
de2ree of learning through reading a
daily newspaper, granted the news
paper be one in the dignified meaning
of the word. Its news columns give
him knowledge of the activities in the
world of politics, art, and letters, re
ligion and commerce. Its editorials
prepared by students and trained
writers, provide him an analysis of
Security Company stock.
tbuildings on Boundary street, very
f the city.
[arrington street, conveniently lo
fMr. W. F. Ewart, a very desirable
er Street, containing 337 acres land,
mall timber, 3 two-room houses.
good grade of land.
acre land near Mr. J. A. Senn's
~bout 2~4 scres of land and several
residence and outbuildings cannot
e of this piece of property.
gton Street. This is very near the
out in front of Mr. Reighley's.
t over store on Main street.
to face about other valuable Real
L A. BURTON,
Between" the Seller and Buyer.
rry, S. C.,
y need a little money.
sums on acceptable collateral
ey to pay or discount your bille
the bank and talk it over. De
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres
f the news and instructive Comment.
- Under tte g1ui(ac lCe of a coimpe- i
tent preceptor.'' said Prof. McKenzie
a newspaper can -ive a peerless up
portunity for the study of human na
ture. It may help to steel him against
the corrupting influence of certain
elements of society, and it may pre
sent ideals which neither time nor
distance can efface. Every good news
paper is a colleague of the teacher
and its place in the realm of educa
tion can be efficiently filled by no
other agency.'' It is becase of these
circumstances that the newspaper
worthy of the name is always con
scientious and careful. It will never
wilfully mislead. Being the record of
current history, it is vigilant in see
ing that that history is correctly re
corded. ' The newspaper that is not
conscientious is false to an obliga
Before your young f
shod; get their feet into
prices that fit your pock
lect this matter, pay mc
way they fit. Don't ma
.The Wolf E
made for boys and girls
rability and service; tho
the Wolf Bros. mean or
perfect shapes for your
are scientIfically design
Ask to see our line o
Brown Shoe CO.'s Shoe
We have added twoi
I 000O pairs men's
just in at $1.25 a pair.
We want your schoc
e The gc
15J11. eveal;i lt0 a iP r11'111 all n in
fluelnce of evil, and it does not de
serve to live.
Piney Woods and Wheeland Farm
To be held Saturday, August 31,
1907, in front of the parsonage near
Piney Woods Ceburch.
10:00 A. M.
Moral Advantages of the Farm.
Rev. E. J. Sox.
How to keep the Boys on the Farm.
Hon. D. F. Efird.
The Farmer's Cooperative and Edu
cational Union of America. J. B.
olks start to school be
Shoes that fit. We'll!
:et. It is too often the
ire attention to what th
ke that mistake with I
mn Blue Ribb
ros. Shoes, M
,as well as grown-ups
se are the things teri
these two lines. We
g and growing feet, SI
ed by experts for just a
f T. B. Barry's fine SI
s for men, ladies and c)
nore factory lines to arn
1.75 Brogans, bargaii
l Shoe trade. A look v
y CASH to ever;
ithe Dry Goc
ods must go t
or new. and
Address. 1lon. A. F. Lever.
The public generally are invitEd to
these exereise.. Come and brinz well
Music will be furnished by a string
b a n d . _____________________________________________
I will furnish a first class barbeent
at Jno. P. Wicker's August 22, to be
prepared by J. A. Grahiam and H. IM.
Wicker. Everybody come and enjo3
a good dinner.
W. L. Grahar..
The undersigned will give a barbe
cue on August 17. This barbecue was
first advertised for July 4, but on a
count of unavoidable circumstances:
it was not given at that time. A first
class dinner will be served.
Riser and Johnson.
sure they are properly
ee that you "get them at
case that parents ~neg
e Shoes cost than to the
our children. We sell
ado in all Leathers,
They are good in du
ame Buster Brown or
'l show you the most
oes made on lasts that
oes for men, and the
vye in a few days for fair.
~ed for 28 months .ago,
ith you will give it to us.