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Ut .liNT St?.Mt AN ANTISEPTIC.
Desi roys Microbes of Disenso-Ff
feel I'pen Disagreeable Odors.
Tin? custom of Uni iiuiii sugar In ti
sickroom ls very current among all
dusses In Franco, lint up to tho
pi' oni lia?- been regarded bj Melon1
ti .. a.> . ne o' Ibo."' lia rm lu.- ?i!..?
Ul '?.-ss practices which tue rather
tolerated then InslsleO upon by tho
medical prolesslon. Hut M Tri b>?
of the Pasteur Institute now assures
us that formic aldehyde is riven oil
by burning sugui and is one ol lae
mord antiseptic gases known. Five
pia. ns ol sugar having hoon burned
under a len lltei bell glass, the vap
or win allowed to cud. Vials con
taining the haceilli of typhoid, tuber
Cubists, carbon, frc., wiro then in
ti- utiiceit. within lialf an hour
every microbe had succumbed, Again
If sugar be burned in ti closed ves
sel containing rotten eggs or putrid
moat. Hu- disagreeable smell disap
pears. M Trilllll .'.linns Ililli 111?
formic aldehyde combines willi tho
?uses given elf bj Hie putrid animal
in; Ker and render's the iii ii o l nous.
- Practical Druggist.
Market for old Hor.se Shoes.
Old' Horseshoes lind a readj mar
ket in China. one slea mei alone
brought .'tun tons ot this iron from
Hamburg. Chinese (ron deabM's buy
the horseshoes ami sell them io knife
ann tool ma nII fact m ers all over thc
province ol' Shantung lt is claim
ed hy the Chinese that the temper ot
this class of iron makes il lhe liest
obtainable for knives and cntlerj and
hlso good for other tools, Tue rea
son ascribed tor this ls that the con
stant heating I he shoe-, have received I
ceder the feet of I orscs has niven j
tie m a peculiar temper absolutely !
Unobtainable in a nj oilier way, amt
tba tools made inila them are MI
i>perlor to ali others.
One of the very bite by-products
of petroleum is Duller, lt ls far
superior io mort of th? cheap so-cull
< d butter that is Rob! lu corner groe,
elles, and a gOOli deal better than
oleomargarine. 1 hail (he exp?rience
cf eating some the other tiny with
i.ut knowing what it was and thought
. it was excellent. I assume it is j
vaseline prepared in a butler) way.
Not hin? simpler or easier. What
next'.' Will wonders nm er
cease1? li olive od were made into
sol.d cakes ami served as butter ii
w.? id la ju great demand as food.
People m general beltcvo it is ina,lc
cul) foi salads. A few cook villi it.
- N. V. Press.
Inventor of Envelopes.
t? 1.? ? ..<-.... ,)..,, ""A
llidiill ult I ill Ol til III i^lllini lUWUCtl
B re WOK invented envelopes foi- letters
ni their present form. Bveu then it
was some considerable lime before
j .. their use became at all general, not,
' in fact, until som whore in the year
J S?ll. lb-lore this dale, (as inauy
who an- living now will remember)
a loller, written only on oyo side,
was folded in Lvvo, then lu three,
scaled with a wafer ur scaling wax.
and addressed on om.' of the blank
*i.des. The Q.IUlolS,
A Town Without Taxes.
Orson, in Sweden has no taxes.
During i be last thirty years the au
thorities of ibis place have sold over
one million pounds won h of trees,
and hy means (d' judicious replanting
have provided for :> similar Income
every thirty or fort) years. In eoil
B<M|uence ot this source of commer
cial wealth lin re r.ro no taxes, and
local railways and telephones a re
free. a> are education and mu ny
ot her thlhgs, Ti I-Lilts.
A Diving Sponge lt ml.
A subniar'iic >as bcci bulli Ivy a
company at llizerta, frame, for
npon;;e lishinj;- When sunk lt can
^,1 ravel on a short of wheel alon;.', the
'pottom ot tile .sea, being worked by
two submarine oars from the inside.
lt collects sponges bj in. ans ?:,[ a nie
chimlea! gripper, a m has ole-? u ni
s/H rehUgafS; a telephone ?nt a
Speaking "i, i? bj -v iii h t can com
in un lea te svtt it a hoi on it": sm fane
The sun ea i,.e h. - ir'ready b- en
down lo a depl h nf 330 b et.
At Die Dry Inn.
^ "No use io ns!< nu, Colonel," said
the landlord. Td liku to oblige yon,
hut yo., know as well as I do that
Ceorgli is div. Ilowsomovor, If you
slop upstairs while i put int the
light jon univ st unible over somo
t ii i n ' but even if you fall down
stairs und br ink yian leg mind now
- I don't know v hat dono ll,'"--At
Military Scnools In U. S.
of strictly military schools lhere
are I Vii throughout tho land. New
york lui?- \',?. New Jersey 0, Pennsyl
vania lt. North Carolina 7, Texas '.?.
Wisconsin 4, California i? and illinois
A llcufcotiiiblo s recauden,
"in order to be a regular optim
ist/' said Uncle I'lbcn, "it's n good
ld.eh to Stahl otll svlf yon arrange
ments all made lob, lin ce square
meals, a day an' de payment ol' du
rent." -Washington Star,
The Faying Teller Admonished,
Tho Farmer See here, young
man, none o' your monkey business.
Them ain't the same bills I deposited
here last monthBrooklyn Dlfe.
Ul? AMONG THU CLOCDS.
tome nt tin? Nov?*' KvperlonccK Kn*
I'tniIII?'i'o-ii l>> Ihllloouistg,
Ballooning, . ?-liv ht fill as :t is in
mino of ils aspi -ts is liol all be -r
abd skittles. Capt. Churlos De V.
'handler wiener of tie I jil h tn Cnn
. . ,i one of >li" contet;tati's n Un* rb
eoin luleruatioii.il race. sa/s that le*
.nul his companions, In tho course
il I liol 1 long 'll;; O. were tired at
thirty tines hy farmers. The bal
loons frightened then chickens,
.-'onie of thc shot.; struck tho mil
burn h *t did no du nui o? because of
.iie loni* range. Pou dry even at
i ga) .seemed 'o On vc a Mlllob of t In
.?i sate of the iiulloou. niai.inp. ?in
muer) i,f alarm willi a co Jd he bear ;
ay lin aeronauts. The nun liligi ?
Which prevailed .lu ri ni} the ra o
prod iced beautiful elTects l>>. is
thining on masses of clouds belo
lie voyagers. Al! seien tl iii recor l
or low teni pera ! ii re were bro ki r
duriiii; the Mig ls 'rom St I.om
ine instrument which reamo.I an a'
'ilude of hine milos recorded a lem
? .rat uri' Of I 1 ' dec.? ... . bi luv. /ri
ac lowest natural il en roi nt cold >
wundi scientists have tiny lt how)
.d;;e. Leslie's Weekly.
A Peculiar Niiine.
There ls ll post hamlet in Casu
County Missouri, with nothing pi
CUllul' about it except ll* name, ami
that ls Peel! I lill*. Its ol i;;.ll. IICCOI'.I
Inr. io local traditions wis as tut
Wheil the settlement had bec uni
mlllcicnllv populous to heed a |?i i
lilice. oie- ul tue prominent citizc,.,-.
Ipili a petition lo Wiisll illgj (III to il il 0
. ne established. Ill tine coi.rsc tin
?...ti'ion Wm- gi'?tileil ?iii '? he wa/ ash
all lo Suggest a natm I hal would
?loase the jie?p?e. Ile replied, "Thc
p'e'djito a'"? m.' p'O't'on ai sa Ino; a
tie- mime is peenlliir.'
Thereupon thc post ellice was
hrisleued Peculiar, amt ?ne name
lias never Peen chuaged,
(.oing td a I'.'re in a Mlsscuri Town.
When the edltoi starts lo i* ia ti to
lire ai night and mu into a tree in
; m.- middle of ?lu- walk, and boards
ll) up and bruise his shins. Comes o
i sudden step off from eight lo loll
indies. which sends him sprawling
imo a pond of water ?uni mild where
ti si iowa k ought to be, stuinblo
?vi a sudden rnlsi in the walk Iii ll?
mid smashes his nose oil a broken
boa lil and theil sprain? his a:>kle bj
stepping lu n hole wimrn n in ar?!
ist. i, he begins tu wake up and lake
I lit Oles t. Wayne Count ry Journal
Catani Across the Alps.
Signor Caminada, ;i hydraulic en-!
courses being used for J ti 1 miles, lt
would allow the passage of vessels
>f Gut) ions .ml the carriage of la,
WO,(tup ions of cargo per an mun.
Tallest Tower; Biggest ( I ck.
When the clOek is placed ill Ile
lower of tile .Metropolitan Lifo build
lng in New York City, it will have the
larges! timepiece in (lie worin. The
diameter of th. dial w ill he i?" feet
The letters on Ibo dial wil! be -t foci
Inga, and the hands tv cv* fool long.
Tin nevi largest dork iii existence is
" 1 *. i JA Min.1 in West minster Abbey
London which luis a dial ol 22 Vii feet
IM lunary In 1008.
The calendar of |908 shows a pe
culiarity ill Lehna i > mu often lo be
Seen The fll'Kt (li ) Ot I'V1)1'lilli')' fl?I'
upon a Saturday and ibo '.as! m ihe
the month happens on the sa ne dn.v
of the week, lu Kobrii.irj of I HOS.
therefore, lhere are live Sa i m dav s
Similar conditions univ liappeii once
Whore Impolileness Deigns.
New York nn- have just earned
tin- reputation of urine lot-is point lu
their treatment of women lu public
conv vanees than are the men of oth
er cities. R'lgur?s obtained from
oilier cities show an average ol Lt
per con! of tuen sealed w.'.i'e women
aro standing, .-uni \e,v Vork coy
i how s a Poul 7 tl i cr cent.
Longevity in Tui'kej .
According to Hie Medica.I Record
Turkey's el I ma lo is productive of
great longevity, or ni least lias Hint
reputation in Kent Baghtelni (pre
suinahly In Turkey) there ls said to
bo now living ?it the advanced agu
ot i;:-i years a government book
hinder, whose fa thor was I 4 1! years
old when lu- died.
Charlton county has tin- most
charitable citizen. While sawing
logs lie ruined a saw by striking a
horseshoe which was Ihiboddcd 111
one of (helli. Still. l,e sjayS I?0 hopes
thc shoe brought good luck to Who
ever hung lt on the (iee years ugo.
Kansas City Times.
l in- itiiinmagcrs.
These Kur o pen a rummage sabs of
I ni peen ii lo ti s titled personages will
koop up just as loin; as A morion ii
heiresses think that there is more tu
a title ihan in a man. Poughkeepsie
Lack to Lum.
Mince pies are more Injurious to
health P.nd morals than rum, accord
ing to Lr. Wiley, the food chemist.
This ls awful- to have (o go back to
rum again. -Auburn Citizen.
WILL FIGHT PLAGUE.
PHYSICIANS WHO WI I,li WA G IC
WAK ON I TIUMU'l I.OSIS.
Ninnes of tho Physicians in ICucli
County Who Will LooU A flor (ho
Dr. Wa) tor Uhoyue, tho vory * -11 i
> i.'in and popular secretary ol' tho
South Carolina Medical association,
has made public Hie names of Ihe
physicians, one from each county in
this Stale, constituting ih< committee
on formation ol' Ihe Anil-Tuberculosis
longue ol thc Slate Medical associa
tion. Thia league is Mu authoritative
and professional organization which
will luke the necessary steps l?? sun
press tho spread of tuberculosis m
h?iieh of the physicians holow nam
ed who have been appointed by Dr.
John 1. Dawson, tho chairman, under
anthoril.v in him vested hy tho state
Medical ?issoctatlon, will supervise
lin propel organ I xa lion in each cou':
t> under scientific aiid professiona!
supervision as the representatives ol'
Mle Slate Medical association.
( '"ie in i 11 < . on formation: Dr. .lohn
I.. I ia w son, i lull im?n : t < ; A
N'e?ifor. Abbeville; Dr. W. A Nardin,
?lr,, Anderson: Dr. I'Mlmorc Moore;
Mken : I ir. T. T. GlOk lev. Dumberg :
iir. K C Klrldnlid; Mtirnwoll; In-,
j W. lt. I-Ae. lt? auton , in. lt. li. SI emi
ly, Cherokee; I n Prank Lauder,
Chester; Dr. T. t?, Waniininaker, .lr.,
j ( "In si?i'?l?hl : Dr W M. Hrooking
ion,. Clarendon; Dr w. A. Kirby,!
Colleton; Dr. William ICgglosloU,
Darlington; Di*, c. .lillian Cunnii,
Dorchester; Dr. lt. A, Marsh. ISdge
lleld; Dr. Samuel Lindsay, Fairfield;
Lr. L. Ci Gregg, florence; Dr. W. M.
Gaillard, Georgetown; Dr. Lavis 1'ur
niau, Greenville; Dr.G 1' Neal, Green
wood; Lr. c. A. Hush, Hampton; Lr.
.1 A. Norbill. Lorry; Dr, .1. \V. Cor
Ijelt, Kershaw; Dr. T. L. W. Hailey,
Laurens; Dr. C. W. Harris, Lee; Dr.
C \V. [tarroll, Lexington; Lr. A. M.
Brailsford, Marion; Lr. W. .1. Cross
land, Marlboro; Lr I', c. Willson,
Newberry; Lr. A IC. Hines, Seneca;
Dr. L c. Shecut, Orangeburg; Dr.
W. A Tripp, Dickens; Lr. A. Barle
Boozer, ftlelilaiKl; Lr. ic. rt. Frontis;
Saluda; Lr. G. A. Hunch, Spantan
bnrg; Dr. L. M. Parlor, Sumter, Dr.
L. H. Montgomery, Union; Dr. Y. li.
Durant, Williamsburg; Dr. H. A.
lion of this systematic ann iniolligoin
warfare against tuberculosis. While
nothing luis ii ti yoi la-en actually ac
complished beyond t.he prellinlmiry
step: inward organization, never; he
less the lad I lia t tin physicians 6f
tlii.-- Slut.' h'tive agreed in go imo a
campaign ni education in Which Ibo
masses el ile- peo pb are to receive
tree inst nut ion in tho IliolllOds ol'
preventing the spread Ol' ibis dread
diseuse will be received with grati
tude and unusual ini--resi by tho
people ol ibis entire Stale.
WI.\I.IM\ <<)\\ Kl.
Lett n Kort tillie But Las Five Vonr*<
A i'lltsbiirgi l'a . iii.- put? b sai -
Howard halli ;| hnyglai serving a 7
yeai Kenlorne at lliverside peni
tentiary, has fallen heir to $ Ti 0,0 OU
through! the death oT mi uncle in Aile
gheny I Lill hus yet live y Oil I'S tb
serve, .md ha offered t<> min over all
of his flew fOrtUlie tn anv um- who
will get him oui Ol' pi ?sun III once.
The I'itlsbiirii police and L. lt. Cook,
an attorney, who ls handling Hie es
tate for ihe burglar, refuse io di
vulge the (lilllie <?i the (bud relative
saving he made his will and died in
ignorance di the fact (hal bis nephew
was in tall. *
'I'd I" iii your own lunn siiocessfuM
ly a I wa| speak weil of Others.
Acct lt DING to ;i sermon hy tho
Baptist preacher at Laurens, all
merni eis ol' that church who vote
for tia dispensary when tho election
comes ell' this fall will he held ac
countable to the church for their ac
Tin: President imists that Con
gress shall make 4'an honest i Hort"
todo something; and Congress in
sists that the Presiden! shall make
an honest i Hort to mind his own
business. Hut no honest c flori w ill
he made for reform by either party,
except what the Democrats will do.
Mosquito Tinnily Large.
Tho mosquito family ls a largo
ono, a? might he suspected. 'Ihe
department experti have- captured,
identified .md classified no IOSH than
I2fi different species. In addition io
tho simon pure, mosquito there are
nny number of counterfeits. Scores
Of them are no Closely allied tn the
ical thing lu looks, buzz and ot lu i
characteristics as to be mistaken by
the amateur us a member of the
Johnson lins No Chatte??
Col. Wattserson baa doser tod John
son and is now a loyal supporter of
Bryan. He has not only deserted
Johnson, but he has burnt the
bridges behind him. Col. Watterson
says Bryan is tho man to nominate
us the time has passed tor ' some
one else," and with an enthusiasm
that has always led Mr. Watterson
to follow the d?mocratie standard
bearer ho pledges Iiis support to the
Nebraskan. Mr. Watterson recalls
his effort to place before tho people
"some one else," and reviewing the ?
withdrawal <>f all the talked-of-can
didates, he says, "Why, then right
out of the mouth of Wall street,
came a stentorian voice. 'John
son.' " Of Johnson's chances Mr.
Watterson has this to say:
"What chance would Johnson
have over tho dead body of Bry
an? What chance would John
son have carrying a Wall street
tag? What cliance would .John
si n have using tho undemocra
tic two thirds rule to defeat the
will of the majority, and that al
tho behest of the east defying
the wost and corking thesouth?
The thought is preposterous."
Continuing his diagnosis of the
national situation and reverting
back to the original fact that the
great majority of democrats want
Bryan, Mr. Watterson continues:
"The time has passed for 'some
one else,' Mr. Bryan retained the
held; it is too late for'some ono else,'
the conditions what they aro; and 1
confess that I am in sympathy with
Mr. Bryan in refusing to he ruled
off tho track hy a group of New
York newspapers, whoso motives
are, to say the least of them, suspi
ious, which will support no ticket
except one framed by themselves,
ned which do not agree with ono an
oiher touching the ticket to i>c nam
ed. Whatever his claims may bo, or
may not be, Mr. Bryan lias his
rights and no thoughtful man elect
ed, tho ipso dixit o(jnally of the un
thinking, the interested, and tho
prejudiced to tho contrary being of
no weight whatever, in American
politics anything is possible. As
suredly Mr. Bryan may be elected;
as an affair of dinner pails, if emp
ty, he will be."
Wauls to Kat 'Km Alive.
Senator Jeff Davis, closing his
f?ire-eating speech in the Senate,
the other day, said.
C?o. damnable imps of ]>elf and
greed. I defy your taunts!
Tear to fragments my political
career. Lash my poor form into
insensibility. Gnaw from my
stiffening bones every vestige of
quivering llesh. Howl in
...?nf?i. ^ri iv.,..t;.>i;?.r wK ?>-...
uno HIL- ,N LUUIUIH jr yu. AiuCi ?cu.
This excoriation was directed at
the magnates, who "have robbed us
nf billions- billions, sir, 1 repeat.
Methuselah could not haye counted
ii by dollars in twice his lifetime,
Adam, indeed, had he survived till
this tia? and had computed a thous
and dollars every minute since his
expulsion from Paradise, must have
lived 50.OOO other years to have
completed the tasK."
Having thus demolished the trust
magnates tho eat-'em-alive Senator
reached for the scalps of the trust
editors, big and little. Hear him;
"Diminutive editors in parox
ismo of frenzy, grimaced and
gesticulated as though there
had been committed an unpar
donable sin against the Holy
(?host. Puniest of creatures,
misnamed man, pressed trous
ers and all, slinking carvens at
the golden feet < f Mammon,
frothed madly upon seeing my
words, their little, weak bodies
trembled, the limbs twitched
and jerked as in spnsams; the
eyeballs rolled nervously and
the eyes omitted a greenish
light, while the poor, brainless
creatures snarled and snapped
aimlessly, as do ordinary dogs,
as it is said, affected with hy
brophobia. Such seems to have
been tho first effects upon y
As we do not Hock with the pluto
cratic the Senator's remarks does
not touch us, but really exhibitions
hs? om?de of himseif does no good.
?ryan Will Bo lilccted.
Thc Augusta Herald says tho Hon.
(Mark Howell, editor of the Atlanta
Constitution, has just returned from
a visit to tho North. As the natio
nal democratic committeeman for
Georgia, the editor of the leading
morning paper in tho state, cx-prcsi
Opnt of the state senate and one of
the best informed mon in Georgia
it was natural that ho should be ask
ed for an expression of his views on
thc national political situation. In
speaking of the probable nomination
of Mr. Taft and tho expected nomi
nation of Mr. Bryan, Mr. Howell ox
pressed himself as being confident
that the Democrats would win should
these two gentlemen be pitted
against each other. Mr. Howell's
view, that Mr. Bryan will beat Mr.
Taft, if these two mon become the i
candidates of their respective par
ties, is .shared by many weil inform
Tm: disct very that there is one
divorce lo every twelve marriages
in Maine l< i\ ls the Washington Posl
to suspect that love doesn't take
very deep root in a dry state.
A hundred years cannot repair a
niomout's loi s ot honor
What Watterson Say?.
The country in always interested in
Mr. Watterson's utterances, ile re
peated Saturday that there is now no
question about it, that Bryan is the
nominee. To quote him further:
"If the Courier-Journal can get to
Bryan, surely the most disaffected
ought to he able to reach him with
out much trouble, in case they be
democrats and not republicans. We
fought a good fight against, lum. and
wc fought it to a fl nish. We fought
it to unite, not to divide, the party,
and wc fought it whilst there was
yet time foi* parley. Wc fought it
sincerely, openly, frankly, unspar
ingly. Not until money, mysterious
and unexpected, took thc field-af
ter the Courier-Journal had plead
and plead in vain foi" some intelli
gent, disinterested, popular re-j
spense-did the newspapers of New
York City begin to open their eyes, I
to tit up and take notice, lt is too!
late. In.short and fine, democrats'
of thc anti-Bryan habit, lt is Bryan ?
or nothing. Rxcept that too many |
fools got to tho front, the party
m ight have been saved in 189(5. lt
can he saved now, if too many fools j
do not get to the rear. There must,
be a change of parties in thc gov
ernment, else there will never come
a change of policies short of r?volu-j
lion, tia? one-party power, next af
ter the one-man power, being fatal
to liberty. In a contest of this sort
thc ad hominem argument should
disappear from thc minds of men
like dewa before the morning sun."
Willing to Make a Change.
Speaking of the reasons why the
country is tired of thc present ad
ministration, and is willing to make
a change, Mr. Watterson says:
"But among democrats who know
why they aie democrats there ought
to be other and higher considera
tions; some arrest thc break-neck
speed on thc highway towards thc
centralization of power; some real,
and not spurious purpose towards
tari IV reform; some sure separation
of thc politics of the country from
its partisanship with high finance
and the high financiers; some break
ing up of groups and rings, of
wheels inside of wheels, always in
volved by a change of parties, even
when made only for the sake of a
change. The Courier-Journal is a
democrat, not a republican, and
standing by the sincerity of its re
cord, it will support the ticket to bo
headed by Mr. Rryan as activelvand
as earnestly as if it represented its
V O* bli Ci V* V*? I, ti?ftCi OO 1,-lUOO 111.'!!'
ry," as thc Augusta Herald puts it,
has abandoned bis "stilt hunt" for a
"dark horse," ami, alone willi
thousands of other good democrats
lias awakened to the realization
that the logical man for the nomina
tion is thc Nebraskan. The strength
of Bryan has displayed a:; evidenced
by thc actions of various "uncer
tain" states, has been a surprise
even to his friends. Today he stands
more immovably fixed in the favor
of thc public than ever before, and
it is more than likely that the Den
ver convention will again decide to
crown him with the honor of the
nomination. Democrats who have
not been Bryan i tes always, like Mr.
Watterson, realize that under pre
sent conditions no other man named
could poll the ?strength that Bryan
would command, and rapidly thc
Bryan sentiment is crystalizing into
a mighty force. In thc opinion of
men w ho think, men who have stud
ied thc situation, Bryan is the,safest
and surest candidate to match
against the nominee of the republi
can party who will likely bc Taft.
Makes lt Plain.
Thc Charlotte' Observer says that
it is unable to make out of thc con
fusion resulting from thc diff?rence
of opinion between The Columbia
State and Charleston News and Cou
rier whether or not South Carolina
Democrats have voted for an in
?trueted delegation to Denver. Thc
Charleston Post comes in and de
jillos thc matter as follows: "The
facts are that twenty of the forty
mo counties elected de!? g?tions
iiound to vote in tho Stat inven
tion for Bryan instr1' ... to 'ho
national delegates in, ' more than
me hali cf tho rei,..tining counties
mssed r?solu . endorsing tho
candidacy ? : . Bryan. Tho State
?onvenM' ?ii practically by a two
thirds '. instruct tho national
;lel .. . lo support the candidacy
M an at Denver. There is no
un why Tho Observer should bel
? . zzlcd any moro."
A CRADLE costing $1,000 has just
i., en imported for a Chicago baby,
luit a baby in tho hext block may
sleep as well in a 60-cent crib ami
got to tho White House first, says
i ho Birmingham Ago Herald.
Tlier,> is no disgrace in playing tho
CCOlld liddle if you play is at well
au you can.
Brynn ? ... Only Hope.
Col. Henr\ waitersou is, us usual,
talking goo?, sense in his discussion
of thc politieal situation, asconcerns
Mr. Boyan and thc Democratic par
ty, especially. His latest review of
the conditions as they appear today
to a veteran obheiver of political
events is well worth the careful
cogitation of all Democrats. In The
Louisville Courier-Journal Col. Wat
Well-advised observers . know al
ready that the lines of the approach
ing Presidential campaign are laid
and the leardcrs as good as named.
The nominating convoitions will
meet only to record thc ascertained
will of the constituencies, Mr. Taft
is as sure of the Republican nomina
tion as Mr. Bryan of thc Democrat
ic nomination. Those who q moule
in cither camp are either politicians
paying for their own advantage,
or else emmies in disguise. With
the Republican camp we have noth
itg to do. Por the present, at least,
it does not concern us,
To the Democratic dissentient.- we
have only to say that, if they c*-u.d
work the two-thirds rule to doie.it
the will of the majority-under ?nc
plea and pretext that Mr. Bryan
docs not represent the preference of
these who will go to Denver to vote
for him-they would wreck us
whilst yet in port. If we can not
elect Bryan wo can elect nobody.
Thc time for alternatives went long
There i i but one course open for
sensible men and good Democrats to
pursue, and that is to unite their
splitting, to close ranks, and to rally
round thc donkey and the flag, on
which still appears thc Democratic
legend, "Equality for all men, ex
clusive privileges for none."
If The Courier-Journal can get to
Bryan surely most disaffected ought
to be able to reach him without
much troublo in case they be Demo
crats and not Republicans. We
fought a good fight against him and
we fought it to a finish. We fought
it to unite, not to divide, the party,
and we fought it whilst there was yet
time for parley. We fought it sin
cerely, openly, frankly, unsparing
ly. Not until money, mysterious
onH n nev spec ted. took thc field-af
-did the newspapers of New York
('ity being to open their eyes, to sit
up, and take notice. It is too late.
But what matters it? most of these
newspapers wore long ago committ
ed to Taft. Not ono of them is a
Democrat by principle, by predilec
tion, or by habit.
In short and in fine, Democrats
must get down to business and out
of the anti-Bryan habit. It is Bryan
or nothing. Except that too many
fools got to the front the praty
might have boon saved in 1896. It
can be saved now if too many fools
do not go to the rear. There must
be a chango of parties in the govern
ment, else there will never come a
change of policies short of revolu
tion, thc one-party power, next af
ter the one-man power, being fata)
to liberty. In a contest of this sort
the ad hominem argument should
disappear from the minds of men
'ike dews before the morning sun"
That Has Ileon Pixed.
The Charleston Post says: "Wheth
er it be wise or otherwise, the Dem
ocratic State convention is going to
instruct the delegates to the nation
al c Dnvention to work and vote for the
nomination of W. J. Bryan at Den
ver. That is not a matter of opin
ion hut of fact. One-half the mem
bership of the convention has been
definitely instructed bv the county
conventions to vote for instructed
delegates and at least one-half the
remainder w\\\ voluntarily vote to
instruct. On principle, we think it
would be hotter not to bind the
delegates to any particular course,
but partically thc pledging of the
South Carolina representatives in
the Denver convention to the Ne
braskan will fairly interpret the
sentiment of the Democrats of the
"CAN'T some ono write a tribute to
the mule in front of the plow?" asks
the Augusta, Ca., Chronicle. Wo
presume so, says the Washington
Herald. Certainly it ought to bo
easier in front of thc plow than be
TlIK directors of tho bank at Way
cross, Ga,, declared themselves ono
hundred per cont dividends out of
tho money of the depositors and
then the bank failed. Tho board is
n )w facing a jury.
Don't sit down at the bars and
wail for thc cow to como and b?
milked. Go got the cow.