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THE MISSOURI HERALD, HAYTI, MISSOURI
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The WIMP II
THE HERALD PRINTING CO., Publishers
0. POPHAM, Sole Owner and Business Manager
C. S. YORK, Editor
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Entered a ftccnnd-cla ninHrr October :iO. 1IMS, nt the ponlolllce nt Hnytl,
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'flu columns of this newspaper aie iletlle.Uitl U the li Inclplus of the
Democratic party .ih enuneiiiteil hy Thomas .lelVoison anil A ml row J.ieks-on.
practiced liv (iiirtiT t'li Inml mill imiiini ttillsst'il hy Wooiliow Wilson
Wo roinmenil nml nlllrni llio National anil .State platforms of l't2n anil
rcHpeclfii!l a s.si-1 1 to the electorate that It is essentia! to tin- Nation il
nml State well-holiiK that all the. Ijuiiiuci.uIc nominees ho nitlxelj s in
IiortctI in llio coming campaign
Ah incmlicr puhlishei.s we eoneur in the foteeolns ilt.'aml pl.it fri in
of the Southeast Missouri Dcinournllc l'ie&n Association.
DIRTIEST DAY'S WORK.
that when he had finished with the defense of Newberry
he did not echo Grady's protest and say, "I have done the
dirtiest day's work of my life. New York World.
REPLYING TO A BLITHERING BLATHERSKITE
After Thomas F. Grady had unseated enough regularly
elected delegates to the Democratic State convention of 1906
to insure the nomination of William R. Hearst for governor,
he was requested to continue his activities and throw out the
delegation from Rensselaer county. Grady refused, saying:
"1 have done the dirtiest day's work of my life."
Should Charles E. Hughes, Secretary of State in the cabi
net of President Harding, be asked to make a further contri
bution to the Republican cause of 1923, he could consistently
reply in the words of Thomas F. Grady, "I have done the dir
tiest day's work of my life." In view of his letter defending
Truman II. Newberry, Senator from Michigan, nothing fur
ther should be expected from the Secretary of State.
Mr. Hughes, as a private citizen, was one of Newberry's
counsel after the conviction of the Michigan Senator in a
Federal court for gross violation of the Corrupt-Practices
Act. Mr. Hughes is a very able lawyer and Newberry's case
was handled with great skill. The learned counsel not only
succeeded in keeping him out of jail, but persuaded the court
that the statute under which he was convicted was uncon
stitutional. No fault can be found with Senator Newberry for retain
ing Mr. Hughes, or with Mr. Hughes for excepting the retain
er. It is quite another matter, however, when the Secretary
of State of the United States uses the prestige of his great
office to defend a former client who had been convicted of
Mr. Hughes does this very earnestly and very adroitly.
The Republican National Committee immediately makes his
letter public, although the Newberry scandal is the chief is
sue in the Michigan Senatorial primaries. Through the Sec
retary of State and National Committee the Harding admin
istration has thusjdefinitely aligned itself on the side of New
berryism. Mr. Hughes in his letter deals entirely with the legalis
tic aspects of the Newberry case. Apparently it has never oc
curred to him that quite apart from the strict letter of the
law or the methods employed by a Federal judge in trying a
criminal case, there might be a moral issue in the wholesale
use of money to influence a primary. Even the United States
Senate in voting to allow Newberry to keep his seat, con
demned the expenditure of money in the primary that nomi
nated him. Mr. Hughes condemns nothing that Newberry
did. His indignation is all reserved for the Senator's accus
ers. The Newberry apologists usually explain that he was
compelled to use money in order to offset the campaign of
Henry Ford. They always conceal the fact that the slush fund
was planned six months before Mr. Ford's name was ever
mentioned in connection with the Senatorship, ancl that New
berry money was first used against eminent Republicans like
former Governor Osborn, who were literally buried under
the Newberry check book.
Mr. Hughes says nothing about this. He saye nothing
about Newberry's refusal to appear before the Committee on
Privileges and Elections to answer the charges against him.
He says nothing about the spiriting of Newberry henchmen
to Canada, from which they could not be subpoenaed to tes
tify. TCTs only when he is dealing with legal technicalities
that the Secretary of State is eloquent and voluble.
Mr. Hughes knows as well as anybody that the Newberry
campaign was a disgrace to American institutions ancl a men
ace to American institutions. The total expenditures have
rever been made a matter of record. The Newberry people
have confessed to more than $250,000 and it has been charged
manv times that more than $700,000 was spent to put this
man in the Senate.
The Republican party is committed to him, however,
in spite of the scandal, because lie happened to be the major
ity by which the Senate was organized by the Republicans in
1919. Had it not been for Newberry, Henry Cabot Lodge
would, not have become chairman of the Senate Committee
on Foreign relations The partisan conspiracy to defeat the
Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations could not have
been carried through.
Mr. Hughes, who has already repudiated the League of
Nations pledge that he signed in the campaign of 1920, un
doubtedly feels that it is necessary to defend Newberry in or
der to defend the foreign policy of the Harding administra
tion which he is carrying out. This may he true, but it is to be
regretted that Charles E. Hughes lacks the moral courage
and frankness of Thomas F. Grady, the Tammany henchman
A few weeks ago we made the remark that we didn't
want-to see the newly imported negroes shown leniencies and
privileges denied the white citizenry of this county, which we
asserted had been the case. This statement was immediately
denied by the bombastic, negro-loving egotist who hides his
identity behind the skirts of the Republican, and he demanded
through the columns of that paper that we submit the proof.
Two weeks ago, in a short editorial, we complied with his re
quest, and in a manner that leaves no doubt. We knew then,
as we know now, that such proof was not what he wanted.
Nothing is further from his desire than that. What he evi
dently most desires is to ha.ve these damnable outrages repeat
ed on November 7, as in that election he would be a , direct
beneficiary. That accounts for his avalanche of billingsgate
rot that fills a big space in this week's Republican, which
reaches our desk just as we go to press.
What we have said about the negroes being shown favors
denied wliite people, we repeat, because it is true. We knew
at the time of making the statement when and by whom such
favors were shown. This writer .that seeks to hkle his pusil
lanimous identity behind the skirts of the Republican, where
he brays like the jackass that he is, says that if negroes were
shown such favors it was Democratic officials that did it. Is
that any excuse? Does that mitigate the enormity of the
transgression? It certainly does neither. And it is no license
to continue the practice a practice that should never have
been begun. It must and shall cease.
However, don't get the actual facts twisted in your mind,
as the anonymous blatherskite who brays for the Republican
would have to be the case. Democrats didn't cause the ne
groes to vote illegally, nor cause them to commit any of their
other heinous crimes. If the Democrats are to blame for any
thing, it is for the leniency and mercy shown the ignorant
negroes, yielding therein to the pleas of white Republicans.
It was a' sorry day for the law-abiding people of Pemiscot
county when this was done, and we distinctly recall telling
certain parties so at the time. The thanks they will be shown
by these black political parasites and their friends will be a
solid vote against the Democratic party.
Of course we understood the situation at the time. The
fraudulent court house election, wherein more than 1,000 il
legal ballots were stuffed into the ballot box at Caruthersville,
was too serious a matter and too fresh in the minds of all
concerned to be passed up without any pretension of investi
gation and prosecution, and in the face of that grab a lot of
ignorant negroes ancl send them to the penitentiary simply
because they had done some white scoundrel's bidding. That
scandalous court house steal is what is at the bottom of the
whole matter, if you please. This, of course, the great Sun
day school teacher, lawyer and candidate, and 'perhaps at
torney for the election thieves, will also deny. Certainly.
How could he do anything else? being in diverous ways
personally interested in it all particularly the large number
of negro votes that by some hook or crook may, as has been
done before with impunity, be consigned to the ballot box.
Democrats may be partially to blame for this condition,
too, but that in no manner excuses the Republicans for the
part they have played. For two years we have had a Republi
can prosecuting attorney. He was mainly elected upon prom
ises he made to prosecute the election thieves, as was so much
in evidence at the time. His term of office will soon expire
and he has not made a single move in that direction.
Talk about "bosh." If we ever saw any "bosh" it is in
the buncomb and negro-loving writer is having printed in the
Republican. He knows elections have been stolen in Pem
iscot county. So does everybody else. He knows that ne
groes have voted illegally. So does everybody else. He
knows that election thieves have not been prosecuted. So
does everybody else. He knows the county is today full of im
ported negroes. So does everybody else. He knows there
are certain "leaders" who will endeavor to vote these illegal
voters. So does everybody else. And on top of this he brays,
when the charges are made, bring on the proof. Name this
name that, name the other, is his cry. He knows that the only
way to prove crime is in court". He knows it cannot be done
through the columns of a newspaper, hence his loud noise. But
good people, be not deceived. It is not your fault that the per
petrators of election thievery in Pemiscot county have not been
brought to justice. It isn't to stop election thievery that the
skirt-hidden Republican writer is braying about, and his very
braying is the best proof that could be had that it will be well
to guard against a repetition of what has happened more than
once in this county. Because of the laxity in punishing elec
tion crooks those disposed to profit by that method have been
emboldened to a point that has made them impudent and daring.
DEMOCRATIC PROSPERITY VS. REPUBLICAN DISASTER
The estimated wealth of the United States when Presi
dent Wilson went Into office In 1013 wns 185,000,000,000;
It Increased to $300, 000, 00,0, 000 In eight years of Democratic
rule a gain of $115, 000, 000,000. The present estimated
wealth of the United Slates Is $$225,000,000,000 a loss of
$75,000,000,000 In fifteen months under Republican rule.
Since the Republican party wns voted Into power In
November, 1920, the American farmers alone have suffered a
lobs of near $30,000,000,000.
SOME REPUBLICAN BROKEN PROMISES
The Republicans promised the country PROSPERITY;
they have given it ADVERSITY.
They promised to stimulate agriculture and business;
they have Riven an industrial panic and destroyed our for
eign markets. Foreign trade declined from $13,500,000,000
in 1920 to near $$,000,000,000 in 1022.
They promised to redttcoxtaxes; they have shifted taxes
of the multi-millionaire and profiteering class to the smaller
taxpayers without lifting or reducing them. Repeal of Die
Excess Profits tax relieved the Uig Interests of paying $450,
000,000 in taxes; reduction of the higher surtax relieved
them of paying $01,500,000.
They promised to reduce the high cost of living; thej
have given a Profiteers' tariff Hill which increases the high
cost of living, and makes the farmer pay $5 on everything he
buys lor e.ich $1 of "protection" he gets.
They promised to reduce the expenses of the govern
ment; they have increased the expenses of running the
various departments of the government (1023 budget),
three years alter the war $536,000,000 compared to 1915.
three years before the war, with an estimated dellcit of
$500,000,000 in addition or $1,000,000,000 increase.
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No one knows this uetter than ihe hema'c Ah ted writer. Bat
he'll never admit it. Oh. no. How eouM a lawyer save his
client from hanging by admitting his guilt? That explains
all the hullabaloo, bellyache and gnashing of teeth on the part
of these interested parties.
A PROFITEER TARIFF
President Taft, in his ill-fated experiment with the tariff,
adopted the principle or attempted to adopt it of making
the duty represent the difference in cost of production in the
United States and its foreign competitors. The theory back
of this program was that the public paid a somewhat higher
price, represented by a duty; that this increased price went in
to the pockets of the working man, the net result of the pro
ceeding being to maintain the American' industrial plant in full
and working efficiency. That had apparently represented the
orthodox Republican principle up to the present time. But
the present tariff makers have thrown this principle to the
winds. They have placed enormous duties upon all kinds of
products without the slightest regard to the so-called difference
in the cost of production. The purpose is not so much primar
ily to encourage American industry as it is to add enormously
to prices and to give beneficiaries a chance to "cash in" during
the period of Republican ascendency. In other words, the new
tariff is simply a profiteer tariff not a protective tariff. It
seems inconceivable that its framers regard it is having any per
manence ; they know that the American people will not endure
it long; but the brutal fact is that it will remain in the law books
for two or three years and that the profits of that period will
be enormous. To accuse a congressional majority of such
utter wantonness as this is not a pleasant duty, but it is hard to
put any other construction upon recent events.
BUILDER AND DESTROYER
A DAMNED LIE
A liar is a liar, always. The man who will lie about one
thing will lie about another, if a lie can serve his purpose bet
ter than the truth. In line with these undeniable facts, any
thing but the truth can serve the skirt-hidden hemale that is
iiliing the columns of The Kepublican with his splavagatiuns.
We are not concerned with all his falsehoods, but when he says
The Missouri Herald has ever at any time stated that negroes
have been imported here by the farmers for the purpose of vot
ing them illegally, he utters a lie, and a damned lie, because
he knows it is a lie when he says it. We have distinctly made
it plain that we did not blame farmers for bringing the ne
gro here, for a condition has been created making that neces
sary for the present; and further, that we knew those bringing
them here were but interested in their labor. However, we
want to add that there are a lot of old political buzzards here
who are more interested in voting the negro for the Republi
can ticket than they are in his ability to pick cotton. That is
what we, are against, and have a good right to be against it,
because it has been done before and will be attempted again.
Bickering, fault finding and bajck biting will retard the
growth of any town. There can be no real prosperity where
these are uppermost in the minds of a considerable portion of
Consideration and energetic cooperation will materially
advance the interests of any community. These form the
ground work of all great municipalities.
Natural advantages have much to do with the future suc
cess, but natural advantages alone will not suffice. Co-operation
is an element, but it never marches side by side with bick
ering and -fault finding. The latter are destroyers not build
ers. Possibly we are not overburdened by the destroying ele
ment in this community, but such as we have is entirely too
Community advancement means personal security to the
individual, and this is best achievedthrough energetic and per
sistent co-operation. Builder, or destroyer which are you?
Wherever a government board exists it exists through
politics. Wh'erever politics lays its finger on' business it injur
es or destroys it. Never the twain shall meet with mutual
benefit to one another.
One of the distressing features of fall is that just as the
weather becomes perfect all the flowers and trees show signs
Think of it. All the people who have reached 100 years
of age in this country got there with vermiform appendix intact.
Dying in the harness is best for every man ; though as he
gets older there needn't be so much harness.
It was to be presumed that October would stop November
ing long enough to let in Indian summer.
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