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WILLIAM HOWAItl) TAFf,
FOR VIOK I'ltKSinENT,
JAMES S. SHERMAN.
HON. HAKKY BAILEY.
TO THE YOUNG MAN.
Young in nil, do you realize that the presi
dential election this year will be determined
by the young men?
If you do, then you will appreciate the great
responsibility which has been thiust upon you!
Young mau, at the very outset of your
career you are brought face to face with a
great crisis, and upon the answer which you
will give will depend the future of the. country
for at least four year and perhaps for longer.
Young mau, this is not the hour -for enio-
tioivvlism or for sentimentnlism, but for solid
yober thought. It is not the hour to be guid-
-X .1 Km 1l.-ri n.wl lialilsta wi it 'liltI inna m fine.
CU UV J1IVG3 UUU moling;-, uj jii ujuvm,v.j ji jmc
sions, but by calm, cool reasoning. Your feet
11 must bo lighted on their way by the lamp ot
A great crisis confronts tho nation and the
future of that nation rests in your hands. Is
N not that brief statement of conditions suilicient
to show you tho necessity for sober thought?
For sixteeu years this nation has been pros
perous. Almost siuco your birth, every man
who has wantod to earn a liviug by honest
toil has beou able to do so. The mills and the
factories have been open ; there has beon no
reason why a man should be out of employ
ment; wages have been good, tho hums of
labor have beon shortened and tho conditions
under which men and women work have been
Young mau, you have ncvci known what
hnrd times mean; you havo never known what
walking the street day after day iu a vain
search for work meaus; you havo never known
what to return home to tho wife and babies
without a penny iu your pocket to buy them
a meal means, you have never been forced to
go to public souphouses to get a meal for your
self and your famishing family. All this has
been spared to you through sixteen years of
Republican prosperity. You havo been able
to find a good job at good wages whenever
you wanted a change; you havo always had
25, money to uuy goou domes witu ana to buy
". ticlcets to the theater and the ball games; you
l'l have always beon able to put away a couple of
dollars a weok in tho savings bank or the
"bnu-veroin" and you havo been thrico blessed
But, young man, ask your father or your
mother whether this was alwns so; ask them
of the struggles they had when you were a
baby in arms to keep the wolfs from the door,
and to provide food and shelter; ask thorn
f about tho hardships thoy had to onduro iu
order that their little family might not suffer
or become public charges.
, Young man, ask your father and your
f'atli&r if ho cduld nlwayH got n good job tit
good pay for tho nskiug Do not accept good
times as moroly a matter of fact, something
that always has existed nnd always will exist.
Your parents will toll you that prosperity is
Hooting; thoy can give you a page out of thoir
experiences that will open your eyes.
Twenty years ago tho people of this nation
quarreled with prosperity and elected a Dom
ocrntic administration in national affairs. A
ollego professor named Wilson monkeyed
with tho tariff along free-trade lines and the
factories and shops closed down. Thoro were
four years of- haidahip and then tho people
returned tho to Republican party to power.
Tho nation has known prosperity ever since.
Young man, the decision as to tho future of
tho natjou for the next four years rests with
you. Those who lived through tho hard times
that the Wilson tariff law brought will con
tinue to support tho Bepubliean forty.
You can avert ihc crisis which is before the
nation by learning from the past.
Young man, why change? Commercial
Tho votes are swinging to Taft rapidly.
Business men aro merely voting for coutiuued
good times when they vote for Taft.
Is Woodrow Wilson sfucere? How can he
pledge the business interests of tho country
to the gradual lowciing of the when his plat
form pledges him to absolnto Free-Trade?
(i.)v. McCrcary has named October 8th, as
"clean up" day. From what we can generally
gather in the "wiugs of the wind" certain East
ern Kentucky gentlemen have already cleaned
up everything worth while! Fulton Leader.
Do the farmers of Preston county want their
wool placed on the free list? This is a ques
tion for the wool growers to decide. They
should consider it "well nnd be certain what it
means to them. Kingwood (W. Va.,).Iournal.
If Woodrow Wilson knows as little about
tho science of government as he seems to know
about the tariff system he will need more than
one guido should he ever become President.
He is a more theorist "a mechanism man."
Louisiana (Mo.,) News.
The cost of living ought to be somewhat
reduced this coining winter by tin big harvest.
FooJ at least should bo cheaper. Wheat
and flour havo declined at first hands; so, too,
have coffee nnd sugar. Fiuits are plentiful,
and a big potato crop is assured. As fodder
is abundant and cheap, meat should later on
decline from proseut high level.
COMING HOME TO THEM.
The Free-Traders of tho sugar section of
tho Southern states havo received tho first real
center-shot from tho Free-Trade element of tho
Democratic party in the froo sugar bill recent
ly passed by the Democratic Congress. Free
sugar would ''knock tho tar" out of tho inter
est of tho South. Tho South until recent
years thought itself immune from tho effects
of Free-Trade because it produced veiy little
of anything that came in contact with importa
tions. Tho South used to exclaim, ''Oh wo
don't care about winter it novor hits us."
But iu recent years winter blizzards have hit
tho South quite severely, and the pooplo down
there havo changed their minds. Thoy do
care for and fear wintor now. And -they will
care for trade when it hits them plunk between
the eyes. Grconvillo (O ,) Courier:
WSTi 5nfWq iff it nil' ' r' TMfcI
"a whole lot beats a little."
'l would like," eftitl book-agent to a buey editor,
'to call your attention to a little work that I have here."
YesT" replied,, the editor, v' Well, let niie "call your
mother if times were always -prosperous, ask j attention to a whole lot ol worklhat I.have here
What wouldn't you givo to bo able to bavu the t rlrt'n rontest singers
nnd musicians to sing and play (or you whenever you wonted to hear thoml
Von can hear them whenever nnd nu otten ne you wish with n Victrola in your
home; and you can get one of these wonderful instruments from
$15 to $200.
P. J. MURPHY, The Jeweler
IN A NOTABLE INTERVIEW THE
PRESIDENT TREATS OF THE
TARIFF, TRUSTS, HIGH COST
OF LIVING, WOMAN SUFFRAGE,
RECALL OF JUDGES, IMMIGRA
TION AND GOV. WILSON.
PROTECTION RAISES WAGES
Thinks the Payne Law Has Enabled
the American Worker to Meet the
Cost of Living and Maintain His
Family In Comfort Every Able
bodied Man Willing toWork Has
Work City Hotels Thronged with
Buyers and Farmers Never Better
Off Nothing Can Kill Prosperity
tut the Benumbing Glacier of Free
Trade or a Wave of Anarchy.
President Taft, when In New York,
3eptember 24, gave a long Interview to
the newspapers in which he discussed
fully tho campaign Issues.
This is the Interview In part:
"Mr. President, have you visited tho
'Chamber of Horrors' In Union Square,
whero the burdens upon living under
tho high tariff are Illustrated?"
"No, but a New York friend told mo
a little Incident In regard to It worth
remembering. According to the story
told me, the exhibition includes a
number of articles of clothing tagged
v.ltli the prices, and an alleged state
ment of what the articles would cost
with tho tariff duties deducted. I un
derstand that a number of establish
ments engaged in the manufacture of
clothiug are situated in tho neighbor
hood, and a working man, evidently
from one of those establlHhmeuts,
strolled at the noon hour Into the ex
hibition. Looking about him he no
ticed a coat bearing a price tag, and
indicating what the cost of the coat
would be without a tariff duty 'Wlix,'
he remniUt'd, "that would bring thu
price of tho coat lower than what I
get for making one. At that rate
where would I come in?' It iu h 11 ally
necessary to say that ho would not
'come in' at all, unless willing to work
for one-half to one-fifth of his present
pay for making a coat.
"The policy of the Republican party
is not to shut out foreign mauufac
turcs, but to foster domestic manu
factures and to keep the American
"Tho tariff should be revised so far
as may bo nccossarj to keep prices
from being exorbitant, so that, us 1
havo explained In my speech of ac
ceptance, the manufacturer shall sp
cure only enough protvetlon to pay
the scale of high wages which obtains
and ought to obtain iu this country,
and secure a reasonable profit from
the business "
"What do you think, Mr. President,
of tho propobal of the third term par
ty to control the trusts through Fed
eral incorporation and regulation?"
"It would create the most mon
strous monopoly of power In the his
tory of the world a power as much
greater, as much morn autocratic, than
that of a Caesar or a Napoleon, as the
business Interests of the twentieth cen
tury aro greater, more dominant and
far reaching than were those of two
thousand or one hundred years ago.
"The Payne law has had no more to
do with advancing the cost of living
than the latest Atlantic cable tariff.
On the contrary, it has enabled the
American worker to meet tho cost of
living and maintain his family in com
fort. "Under the operation of that law
prosperity has been gradually restor
ed since the panic of 1907. Practical
ly every able-bodied man who Is will
lug to work has work, and In some of
tho largo Industrial centres, us well as
In other parts of tho country, the de
mand for labor far exceeds the sup
ply. City hotels havo been thronged
with buyers from all sections of the
Union, who report ready sales and
empty shelves, and are eager purchas
ers of goods to replenish their stores,
Farmers were never better off. Every
logltimato industry Is looking forward
to still grenter prosperity, provided
tho nation's progress shall not bo halt
ed by the benumbing glacier of free
trade or the destructive lava stream
"I have not changed In tho slightest
my view as to tho necessity of mone
tary reform, or of the great value and
Importance of tho work done by the
Monetary Commission, of which fornu
cr Senator Aldrlch was chairman.
"It is n reform necessary In tho In
terest of all tho peoplo nnd must bo
carried through according to some
practical and efllclent plan that will
remedy tho gross Inadequacy and
marked Imperfections of our banking
and currency system,
"There has boen no Intervention In
Nicaragua, Under conditions of an
archy, accompanied by acts of ruth
less barbarity, American marines
were landed at the request nnd with
the consent of the lawful Government
of Nicaragua to assist in protecting
the lives and property of Americans
and other foreigners. There was no
Invasion, no levying war. Common hu
manity dictated the course that has
"What Is your attitude, Mr. Presi
dent, on tho woman suffrago ques
''Suffrage for women ia an Issue to
be decided by the States, atjd there
can be no doubt whatever that when
ever anrhwhorever a, majority of worn.
env Impress upoi their fathers, their
husbands, ions, brothers and beaux
that thoy want to vote they will get
tho right to vote."
"Do you regard the recall of Judges,
Mr. Presldont, aa an Issuo in this cam
paign?" "I regard the maintenance of an in
dependent judiciary as a supreme is
sue, and I thoroughly agree with the
American Bar Association that tho re
call applied to Judges would tend to
deprive the public of Judges of abil
ity, character, high senso of duty and
a duo regard to enlightened public
sentlmaut, and that such a Judiciary
Is absolutely necessury to the exist
ence of a constitutional democracy."
"What are your views, Mr. Presi
dent, in regard to immigration?"
"There are both room and oppor
tunity iu the United States for immi
grants of wholesome physique, Indus
trious habits and good moral charac
ter. I hope that when tho Panama
Canal Is opened the tldo of Immigra
tion from Europe will flow through to
the Pacific States, which are very
sparsely settled In view of their vast
extent and magnificent natural re
sources." "It Is reported, Mr. President, that
Samuel Gompcrs, President of the
American Federation of Labor, has
sent out circulars to labor unions at
tacking your administration as hos
tile to organized labor."
"I have not seen the circulars you
mention, but If the statement Is cor
rect Mr. Gompcrs Is as much in error
as ho was four years ago, when he
proposed to deliver the whole labor
vote to Mr. Bryan.
"I appreciate," added Mr. Taft,
"Gov, Wilson's courteous and respect
ful personal attitude toward my ofllco
and toward me. As to his statement
about my being misled by 'bad advis
ers,' I wish him and every one to un
derstand that I have been and will
continue to tho end of my term Presi
dent of tho United States in all that
the title implies, that I am responsible
for every act of my administration nnd
havo no burden to shift on others "
Convincing Indications That the
Republican Party is
When President Taft was visiting
his brother In New York a few days
ago the newspaper reporters called
upon him After a pleasant chat the
President made a formal statement of"
his iews on the political situation:
"When 1 declared, a few weeks ago,
that I felt reasonably sure of my own
re-election in November, and the suc
cess of the Republican Party, I was
regarded by Borne, as entirely over
sanguine, and unaware of the situa
tion. Today, however, after a number
of indications that the Republican
Party is still the dominant party, and
that the expected growth of Democra
tic strength has failed to materialize,
my early declaration Is shown to be
entitled to respect. The Republi
cans uecessarlly will have a reduced
majority over 1908 because of the
presence of three tickets in the Held,
but the Democratic party will suffer,
also. Tho combined strength of the
Third Term party will not be enough
to change tho ultimate result.
"Five or slv weeks ago It was as
sorted generally that tho Republican
Party would secure the vote of the
Solid East, Including nil of the New
England States, with tho exception of
Maine and Vermont that the Democra
tic Party would maintain its hold on
the Solid South, and that the Third
Term party would secure the Solid
West, leaving only the Middle West as
debatable ground. Today, with the
election still one month away, tho Re
publican Party finds itself wth a
strengthened hold on tho Solid East,
having routed the Third Term party
In Vermont, and tho Democratic Par
ty In Maine. The Third Term leaders
recently conceded that wo would pick
the State of Utah out of tho Solid
West, and, after conferring with Chair
man HUles nnd others recently In the
West, there Is every reason to believe
that tho Republican Party will carry
Michigan, Washington, Idaho and
Wyoming. Moreover, if the proper
kind of a campaign Is waged, we will
carry Oregon, Kansas and Minnesota,
whero the Third Term strength baa
rapidly waned since .the recent tour
through that section by tho party's
"I am not familiar with the develop
ments in other Western States, al
though many good reports have come
to me at Beverly concerning them,
but even with tho States already men
tioned It can be seen that there Is no
longer a Solid West back of the new
party, but, more nearly, a Solid West
reunited in support of tho Republican
ticket. This strength, added to the in
disputable hold on tho Eastern States,
constitutes, In itself, a sufficient
strength to glvo success to the party.
"It is scarcely necessary for me to
point to the necessity of re-establishing
a Republican majority in tho
House of Representatives. If this is
done, I fcol confident that I will be
able to have placed on the statuto
books the workmen's compensation
law which I urged upon tho last ses
sion, but which was sent to oblivion
by tho Democratic House. If tho
country will give the Republican Party
a complete victory In its congression
al, as well as Its Presidential, ticket, a
proper tariff revision will be speedily
effected, with knowledge of the facts
ascertained by a tariff commission,
which will harm no ono and remove
Its present defects." .
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October 1 6th, 1912,
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Lot of Jersey hollers,
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I three-K'ar-olddrhlng mate,
1 brood mare,
i suckllnK colts,
1 Duroo bosr.
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I binder J
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1 three-horse Oliver break plow.
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