THE DEMOCRATIC BANNER
TUE8DAY 8EPTEMBER 27, 1910
MOUNT VERNON, OHIO
FRANK HARPER, Editor
6 MONUMENT SQUARE
ubncrlptlon Rate $li,5o per yon
Entered at the Mt Veraon, 0 post
stfice as eecond cltuu mall mattor.
Governor Judson Harmon.
LlouL Gov. Atloo Pomorene.
Supreme Judges Maurice II. Donahue,
James . JolinHon.
Attorney General Timiuliv 8. llofran.
Secretary of Btato Chafl. F. Qfavus.
State Trenauror D. H. Orcamor.
Clerk Supreme Court Frank McKcan.
Dairy and Food Com. 8. 13. Strode.
School Commissioner Frank W. Mlllor.
Board Public Works J. A. States.
Congressman William O. Sharp.
Circuit JudRO Robert 8. Bltlcldn.
Stato Senator Wclland D. urny.
Representative Samuel It, Gouiliall.
Clerk of Courts Chiuf. W. Hayes.
Sheriff Peter J. Pnrlcor.
Auditor Irvln Younp.
Commissioners Willlnm J win,
Theodore M. Oil!.
Treasurer Lloyd M. Urtl.
Recorder BenJ. II. Pftrlcor.
Surveyor Arthur C. W01M.
Prosecuting Attor. D. U. Fcrrcnbaugh.
Infirmary Directors Xame W. Coo,
Frank H. Cotton,
Coroner J. C. Wlnlcrrlngcr.
HARDING ON HYSTERIA
Have you worried about the high
cost of living?
Ilnve you worried because every
tiling you eat, wear ami uso lias gone
up so high In price that you liavo a
mighty tough time of R making both
If you have, you've been wasting
mental energy. So quit worrying. Cut
It out. Forgot it. Nothing to it at
all. There's no high cost of living.
The country's all right anil the (lag
still waves. The tariff is all right,
and the G. 0. I'. elephant Ib still
tramping grass. I'lices are all right.
Everything's all right but YOU.
And the. trouble with you Is that
"YOU nro hysterical. So forgot your
meat bill, your grocer's bill, your
Hhoo bill, your clothing bill forgot all
bills, call In tlio family doctor. And
tako something for hysteria.
Who says so?
Harding Warren G. Harding of
Marlon Republican candidate for gov
ernor of Ohio by grace of the Hon.
Georgo II. Cox of Cincinnati, and his
00 votes from Hanilllon-co.
As Harding sees it "those who cry
f -out ngainst high prices aro like the
hysterical old woman. High prices aro
not duo to tho tariff, and it Is worth
mora to llvo today than In tho imper
ial purplo days of ancient Roino."
So tako that. And quit crying out
ngainst tho high coNt of living. It
might hurt business especially, Just
now, Harding's buslnoBH of being elect
cd lloss Cox's governor of Ohio.
If food is high, spurn the Ignoble
grocer and butchershow your Indo
pendonco and stand pal.
If shoes and clothing aro high turn
up your nose at modern costumes,
wrnp yourself up In a purplo Itnmuii
toga, or a lionio . blanket, go bare
footed and stand pat.
Didn't tho grand ohl Republican par
ty strike tho shackles from tho soro
ankles of a fow million of slaves? Sure
Didn't the giaml old Republican par
ty of Harding, Cox and Dick protect
tho noblo Ameilctiu woikliigman from
competition Willi the pauper labor of
Kuropo and put tho steel dust's feet
In tho public liough? Ceilalnly.
V Doesn't tho giaud old Republican
parly still wave the star spungled
1iannor o'er the laud of tho free and
tho homo of the bravo? Assuiedly.
Why, then, should you got hystei
Jcal? Very rudo of you, indeed,
"So calm down, Don't think. Lot
Xleorgo do It. Or Aldilch, Cannon, Cox,
Hauling ami Dick.
Isn't any grand old parly worth all
this high cost of living costs?
Tly nil means. Ho stand pat. Hang
'on to tho past. Don't lie progressive.
Stand pat. Hack up, Keop your eye
on the blrdlo while Harding presses
And nbovo all things, don't get hys
terical. Or agitated, You might for
ot to vote your party tlckoL
HARMON'S OPENING 8PEECH
In tho nowH columns of today's Han
nor Is carried tho speeches made at
the opening of the Democratic state
campaign at Canton by Gov. Harmoij
and other speakers. Tho speech by
Gov. Harmon Is the first ono of a po
litical character made by him since
Ills nomination In Juno, and hfs utter
ances will attract wldo-sproad Inter
est. It la a characteristically strung
speech by tho governor, In which lie
'gives an honest account of his stew
'ardohlp, and ably and forcefully ills
cubbob state questions and other sub
Jests that aro uppermost In the public
.mind. It Is a speech that all persons,
'women as well as men, uhould read,
It Is an honest presentation of matters
' of vital concern to tho whole people,
and Is commended to tho readers of
tho Uanncr for careful perusal.
MAY BE INDUSTRIAL SLAVERY
The pronouncement of Warren G.
Harding, In his speech opening the
Republican State Campaign at Kenton,
September 17th, In favor of a compul
sory arbitration law In Ohio, has inject
ed Into the campaign and into stato
politics a hitherto unheard of Issue.
(It must bo remembered that when
Mr. Harding was a mombcr of tho
Senate a fow years ago ho voted to
kill such a measure.)
It may bo presumed that It is tho
Intention of Mr, Harding to tako ad
vantage of tho unrest of tho laboring
people growing out of tho ColumbuB
strike and attract them to his banner
by means of this issue. Ho evidently
thinks that It does not matter whether
the employers of labor approvo of It
or not, If per chance ho can In this
year of grace attract tho labor voto.
This play then being made for this
purpose and for this purposo alone It
Is well to examine how this schemo
would if carried out affect tho laboror.
Kor this purposo we may rfass by
the objection, however, well founded,
it Is, and about this thcro can bo no
question, that such a scomo would be
utterly contrary to the Constitution
However, that may bo and conced
ing that there is no legal objection to
It, how would it effect the laboiers?
Compulsory arbitration, if It moans
anything, means this, that whenever
tlicio is a Btilke either In existence or
threatened, glowing out of a disagree
ment between employers and employ
ess, whether aboutwnges, hours of Work,
recognition of a union or what not,
tho matters in dispute mimt be submit
ted to a boaul or couit of arbitration
whoso decision must In nl cases bo
These decisions must not only com
pel tho employe) s to nllow his em
ployees to work for him on such terms
and conditions ns aro laid down In tills
decision but also COMPEL THE LAD
ORER to work for his employer on
such tonus nnd conditions.
The laborer may or may not Hko
such torms and conditions, but if thoy
Nearly Severed In Corn-
Frank Gardner Meets With
Near Danville At 10 O'clock
A most distressing accident befell
Prank, tho four-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Gardner, lesldlng near
Danville, at about ten o'clock Monday
morning while ho was accompanying
his father, who was working in a corn
Hold near his home. Mr. Gardner had
hitched up a hoi so to a qne-horso corn
cutter, an Implement much in uso on
tho farm, and hud driven to a neigh
boiing cornfield with tho Intontlon of
cutting what llttlo rorn remained un
cut In tln Hold.' Noting bis father's
movements, tlio llttlo boy requested
that ho bo allowed to ildo on tho Boat
with him. To this, the fntlior finally
consented and the work of cutting
the eornstnlUs was begun. All went
well for, a shoit time until a small
ditch,, which had been unnoticed up
until this time, was struck by ono of
tlio wheolB of the corn cutter. Tho
machine gavo a sudden lurch whon it
struck tho ditch, throwing tlio child
forward from his father's nrm to tho
ground 'Just In front of tho keen
blades of tho cutter. Whon ho
fell, tho horse becamo frighten
ed and bound od forwnrd.
tho knives struck tho child on tho
rigid foot Just at tho ankle. Tho foot
was nearly sovoted Just nbovo tho
heel. Ah soon as possible, Mr, Gard
ner touched tho Injured boy nnd car
ried him to tho houuo whore Drs. Colo
man and Duxton, both of Howard,
were summonod. Tho foot was bound
Into placo by the physicians nflor tho
child had been given nu anesthetic
and It Is hoped that It can bo hold in
place long enough to uulto. Tho lat
est report Is that tho Injured boy Is
doing very well, considering the cir
cumstances and naturo of ids injury.
Tho ncoldent took placo on the
Gaidnor farm on tho Howard road
Just west of Danville.
BANNER WANT AD3 PAY
are embodied in this decision of tho ar
bitrator ho mut work according to
theso terms. His right to freely sell
his labor on sucji terms and conditions
as pleases him is dono away with so
far as his decision may not agree with
tho decision of tho arbitrator.
It must not bo assumed that com
pulsory arbitration would only bind
tho employer and not his employee or
that in all cases all demands of tho
laborer would be granted by arbitra
tion. Tho first supposition shocks tho
American sense of fair play and the
second Is contrary 'to all experiences
and any probablo contingency. ,
Therefore it follows that under
compulsory arbitration tho laborer
must expect, a good part of his time,
to work under terms and conditions
which he docs not like, which ho docs
not agreo to, and for an employer
whom ho docs not want to servo.
To exactly this extent compulsory
arbitration amounts to Involuntary
servlco or servitude and this means
slavery. In its essence slavery is
nothing moro or less than complete
involuntary servlco and as any schemo
approximates to this it approximates
slavery. Demagogues may como and
demagogues may go; politicians ambi
tious for offico for which they have
no fitness may continue from time to
time proposing first ono and then an
other panacea for nil tho ills of tho
modern, social systom, but it will bo
many years, wo tako it, befoio the la
boring man will be deluded into ex
changing Ills right to work, for whom
ho pleases and on what terms and con
ditions aro satisfactory to him, for a
system which will compol him to
woik as a boanlNir couit of arbitra
tion may seo tit. '
Tho danger of an arbitration board
being bought up or influenced by tho
monoy of the wealthy employer, who
may bo a poweiful syndicate or a
Trust, is ono of tho reasons why some
far-seeing labor leadors do not favor
compulsory arbitration. This consid
eration is ono that at least deserves
sorlous thought on tho part of ovory
labor leader who is a real student of
Down Stairs And Was Pain
Miss Helen Nazor is confined to her
Imtttn 111 rifimrlllfi no n tnait1f nf o mm.'
nuiiiu lit VUIIIUIU la l lJOl4 4l ui till Uil'
fortunate fnll which sho sustained
wlillo visiting nt tho home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Colopy, who reside Just
oast of Danville, on Sunday afternoon.
Miss Nazor was going down a lllght
of stairs nt tlio Colopy homo when sho
caught the heel of hor shoo on the. cor
ner of a stop and fell headforemost
down about seven steps. Fortunntoly,
no bonos wore biokon In the fnll, but
Mr. Nazor sustained a number of
very painful bruises and sprains. Dr.
Jefferson of Danville was called In
Received By Alvin Day While
Wife Killed By A Fall In
Fredoricktown, O., Sept. 2G Mr. Al
vin Day, wlillo visiting his brother.
Mr. P. A. Dny, nnd otlior rolatives at
this placo, recoived a tolegram Snt
unlay that his wlfo, Mrs. Helen Day,
nnd been killed In a fall in tlio Mam
moth Cavo, Kontucky. The particulars
of hor dentil woro not given. Mr.
Alvln Day was formerly editor of tho
Wyoming Domocrat at Tunkhannock,
Pa., and his wlfo was In the party with
the mombers of tho IJuckoyo Press
Association, holding their annual out
ing nt Cincinnati, wlillo her husband
was vlsltng relatives at that placo.
Tho party visited tho Mammoth Cavo
Frldny oftornoon and Mrs. Day wlillo
going through tho cavo sustained a
fall which resulted In her doath. Mr.
Day loft Sunday morning for Colum
bus whoro ho nccompanled tlio ro
mains to his homo.
CIRCUIT COURT DATE8
Tho circuit court of Ohio has fixed
tho dntos for holding court In Knox
county for February 14 and October 3.
VITAL WASHINGTON NEWS
TAVENNER, "WRITER AND
FACTS A3 THEY
(By Clyde H. Tavenner)
Washington, Sept. 24 President
Taft has made it plain that he hopes
nna expects to secure a renomlnation
for the Presidency.
This means that ho does not oven
yet seo tho point conveyed In tho re
turns of tho recent olections. It Is
evident ' to 'many that the President
sees no significance in tho fact that
from Malno to California tho candi
dates branded with his indorsement
have been retired to private llfo by
overwhelming majorities, while those
having his opposition have everywhere
been elevated by the people.
In vlow of tho decisive repudiation
of tho Taft administration in the re
cent olections, it becomes Interesting
to know tho Identity of the mon whose
advice tho President has followed to
his political downfall. Hero are some
of tho men in the Taft cabinet whoso
pedigrees make it plain why Mr. Taft's
administration has failed to pleaso tho
Attorney General George C. Wick
orsham Former attorney for tho bu
gar trust; (it was he who induced
President Taft to recommend in his
annual message against a Congression
al Investigation of tho ?2,000,000 su
gar trust underweight frauds;) im
mediately upon taking olllcc Wicker
sham dropped suits which had been
started against the beef trust, taking
tho position that he did not believe
members of the trust "meant" to vio
late tho law and that nothing could
bo gained through prosecutions for
"past" olfenscs; Wickersham wrote
legal opinion vindicating Balllngor
and indicting Pinchot and Glavis.
Secietary of Stato Philaudor C.
Knox Former attorney for the stool
tiust; hand of J. P. Morgan is seen
by many in his conduct of the state
department; the Manchurian proposal,
for Wall street's benefit, mado Ameil
ca tlio subject of laughter in every civ
lllzcd land, and, with tho Crane scan
dal, piactlcally ended our iniluence
for tho doctrlno pf "the open door."
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
Does whatever his superior olilcors
(Taft, Aldrich, Cannon, et al) demand
In order to hold -his position; has
shown hlmsolf to bo an enemy of pure
food laws by permitting manufactur
ers of food products to use benzoate
of soda in any quantity desired; takes
position retail merchants and not
trusts nor- 'tariff are responsible for
Increased prices. (This Is offlclal vlow
of tho Taft administration.)
Charles Nagel, secretary of Com
morco and Labor Former attornoy
for tho Wators-Pierco (Standard) Oil
company; he Is at tho head of the de
partment In which is located the bu
reau of corporations.
Secretary of War Dickinson Harri
man and Illinois Central lawyer;
showed his hand as a stool pigeon for
tho rnllioads by blocking an Independ
ent lino of steamships to Panama.
Secretary of tho Treasury Mac
Voagh His record is immaterial, as
Aldrich is leal head of currency and
finance of country.
llalllnger Exposed and discredited,
but still In olilce.
Truth "About Maine
Sulllclont tlmo has now passed to
get tlio truth ftoin Maine. Authentic
reports show that the Demociatlc vic
tories there woro not won principally
upon stato and local issues as the Re
publican leodors have tried to repro
hont. Tlio most . prominent Issuos
THINKER," GIVES US THE
Failure of tho Republican party to
fulfill Its campaign plodgo to revise
the tariff downward, high cost of llv
lngi Cannonism, Halclsm, questions
portnlnlng to prohibition.
The Democratic congressional can
didates promised to investigate and
expose the following:
The cost of living as affected by tho
tariff and tho trusts.
Extravagance in government expen
ditures. The part played by Mr. Wickersham
in the salo of friar lands In tho Phil
Tho amount of money Cortelyou and
othor cabinet members squeezed out
of plutocrats for campaign purposes
whon Roosevelt ran in 1904, and how
much Hitchcock raised for Taft four
The efforts of tho trusts and syndi
cates to grab timber and mineral lands
and water power sites and Balllnger's
The reasons why President Taft
Joins the Guggenhelms in denying to
Alaska territorial government.
The Influences behind the rubber
schedule, cotton schedule and wool
schedule of tho Payno-Aldrich tariff
Tho part played by national ofilcers
In promoting tho plundorlg of the civ
ilized Indians of Oklahoma by law
yers, claim agents and politicians.
Generosity of Aldrich
Republican candidates for Congress
boast of the generosity of Senator
Aldrich in pel mining a large number
of articles to go on tho free list in the
now tariff law. And Democratic can
didates are telling what tho free list
really consists of. Some of the things
that the generous Rhode Island states
man permitted on the free list were
joss-sticks, bladders, dried blood and
hoi'Be hair. Then there aro bird's
eggs, lemon juice, turtles and junk. Al
so acorns, bones, ashes, zaffer, catgut,
fossils, Brazilian pebbles and oakum!
One hundred and forty dollars for
street car tickets; $237.06 for horse
shoeing, $429,513 for soap and brushes!
Theso are a fow of the small expendi
tures of tho state department of tho
government in 1909. Tho horseshoe
ing item is a gem as a sample of the
much boasted Taft policy of "cut-to-tho-quick"
economy. Tho item of
$237.66 refors to tho shoeing of four
horses for one year!
Tariff Increases Prices
Prof. J. P. Norton, of Yalo universi
ty, declares that the "increasod pro
portionate output of gold" is not tho
principal cause of increased prices.
Prices in tills country, under protec
tion, havo advanced GO per cent more
than in England, under free trade, ho
says. In all countries under tho gold
standard, tho output of gold must op
erate uniformly. Thereforo, Prof. Nor
ton concludes, there must bo some
special causo at work In this country.
Ho suspects It is tho Payno-Aldrich
A Growing Army
In tho last eight years 99,225 feder
al officeholders have been added to tho
pay -rolls of tho national government,
at an annual incrensed oxpenso to
tlio peoplo of more than seventy mil
Friday, September 30
AND N. Y.
THE NOVELTIES OF
Misses McGough & Dermody
The News of Dress i
One of the brightest spots in the store is the
Trimming section, rich with beautiful colorings
Paris says: "Cashimero and Persian color
ings," and much in evidence are these effects
among the beautiful delicately colored and gold ef
fects holding almost a permanent place in the fav
or of Dame Fashion.
All-over Nets, Bandings, Net Insertions,
Medalions, Garnitures, Ornaments, Fancy, Nar-
raw Braids, etc., richly embroidered i silks, gold s
and silver and elaborated with crystal and metal L
beads and bangles ; in exquisite color combinations, s
The J. S. Ringwalt Company
You are most cordialy invited to attend our Fall and
Friday, September 30
We are showing a full line of
Tailored & Dress Hats
Also the latest novelties in Millinery, Popular
priced hats a specialty.
McHale's Millinery Store
124 S. Main Street
I cordially invite you to my Tailoring Parlor,
to inspect my new Importations for Fall and Winter.
Stock new and Nobby and Workmanship first class.
John R. Doelf s
PRACTICAL TAILOR AND CUTTER
Opera House Block
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