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A Decaying Candidate.
Another impediment on the up
hill road which is confronting the
national democratic ticket this year 1
—aside from the party's desertion ;
of the Trust issue, upon which it sol
plumed itself but four years ago —
is the case of it's nominee for the
vice-presidency, Henry Gassoway j
Davis, of W. Virginia. It was gen-1
erally known that Mr. Davis was
pretty well along in years, but it
now appears that only half of the
truth has been told. The reporters
for the big city dailies who attend
ed the gathering at the candidate's
home when he was formally noti
fied of his nomination, did not give
the public in their printed accounts
of that meeting all the facts which
came to their knowledge. Mr. Da
vis's speech of acceptance read very
well as published; but the report
ers stated, upon their return home,
that the speech had been wrttten
for him ; that he blundered through
its reading like a child, evincing in
this and in many other ways the
fact that he much further advanced
in senile decay than had been im
agined. His voice was too feeble
to be clearly heard ten yards away.
He would suddenly leave sentences
unfinished, and mumble in such a
manner as to leave no doubt that
his mind was wandering. The no
tification committee was visibly dis
turbed by these revelations and the
visit was not prolonged. The re
sult has been to place the demo
cratic national committee in a quan-'
dary : Mr. Davis is hardly the man,
in case of his election, to preside
over the U. S. senate, and if he is
kept on the ticket the wide-spread !
knowledge of his infirmity is likely i
to defeat the ticket. If he be with
drawn, to whom can they turn for
another $500,000 check ?
That Georgia Burning.
Speaking of that inexcusable hor
ror in Georgia—-the burning of two
negroes who were already under
sentence of death for murder— Col
lier's Weekly says :
"The darkest fears are justified
by so gross, cruel, and unwarrant
ed a case of lynching as this. It
almost makes us believe that Prof. |
James may have been right when |
he foresaw burning at the stake on
Boston Common. We know noth
ing in the contemporary history of
the world more discouraging. Cru-!
elty in Russia leaves us at laast the
refuge of belief that it may cease :
with the ignorance of the people
and the false system of government.
The Georgia disgrace is without
one redeeming ray of light. Even I
the photographer was present here
to give the last touch of grotesque
horror to the tragic satire. It was
undiluted hatred and love of crim-!
inal excitement. To compare it
with the Spanish Inquisition would
be unjust, for the Inquis.tion had a
motive at least. The trial of these
negroes had been prompt and their
day of execution was near. The
brother of the man they shot begged
tllC tigerish human beings to allow
the law to take its course. The
crowd merely refused to miss the
fun. The time may come when
some hopeful side may be seen once
more. For the present it makes us
look upon the future with discour
agement and doubt.''
The present season promises to
show another heavy draft upon the
! luml>er resources of Washington and
Idaho through destructive fires in
their magnificent forests. While
the situation is not yet so critical as
two years ago, when losses ran up
into billions of feet, continued lack
of rainfall in the forest area is caus
ing considerable damage along the
: Sound, and some sections east of
the Cascades and in northern Idaho
have lost heavily. In the face of
stringent legislation and repeated
warnings through the press, gross
carelessness is practiced in the clear
ing of land by residents of the tim
ber belt and by hunters and camp
ers in building fires which some
i how "get away" from them, eating
I up millions of dollars' worth of fine
J property—standing trees, small set
tlements in the forest, and not in
frequwitly human lives.
The necessity for a strict enforce
' ment of the laws protecting one of
the greatest interests of our state
and to prevent such laws from be
coming dead letters, has been im
pressed upon the officials again and
again and examples will probably
be made of such offenders as can be
caught. But, until the state legis
latures wake up to the importance
of this matter and provide a suffi
cient number of wardens to cover
the territory involved, and make ar
rests and proofs possible, no great
amount of protection can be guar
anteed our forests. Until such a
force is provided we shall continue
to suffer annually these enormous
and irretrieveable losses.
It is now a recognized fact that
the " International Typographical
Union," as a body, has more influ
ence for the good of its members
and gains its points with less fric
tion with employers than any other
body of organized labor. This is
due to the high average of intelli
gence which the nature of the occu
pation demands in the printer. Un-'
ions of ignorant men, directed and
controlled by "walking delegates,"
are dangerous elements in society.
The demagogue in control has his
own ax to grind, and he usually
does the work at the expense of the j
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employer of labor and, incidentally,
to the detriment of the labor union
itself; to a degree, to the detriment
of unionism and the injury of peo
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composed of men whose general av
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with that of their leaders, such work
is impossible and is never attempt
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It is not intelligent unionism that
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realizing this. There are unions in
which the walking delegate is by no
means supreme. There are unions
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the latter seems successful or not.
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time will come when the country
will have nothing to fear from un
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forces of law and order will never
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