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i a. i I ! ! . 1 i OFFICIAL PAT22 OF DXCSmSOlfcOiniTT - ADILENE, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER. 31 1912 N0.7 VOL XXX i 'tie . Ill i '! l ii - l. j. I '..Jli..-l,q.j "PflOSPEOITY SUIT3 f.!E!" trmrcfrrvf . . . ' if . fissure As Atiy'jT 1 tv 2 fkAtm CCnsscR it- is it 2,..' - (riC0??M.....6v i i 1 V M I ;i J y. I - v. . ' ' . "-""' "'-" '" .tjy,', .... TIIE PACICS 0 t 1C03 ..'J: 10 DEMOCRATIC PARTY RESTCM. ' 8IBLE FOR THE DISTRT'3 ,WHICH MARKED IT AD- t ,' ". MINI OT RATIO N. FACT, !S - CLEARLY SU0V.7. The. Financial Disturbance of Five Years Ago Not Due-to Adverse Republican Legislation Nor to Any ; . Cause for Which the Republican Party Must Answer. With an audacity which can only be explained by tbe desperate situation which makes a resort, to even the most Improbable of theories a polit ical neoossity, the Democratic cam paign text book charges the Repub lican party with responsibility for the panic of 1893 end the hard times that ensued. "The Republicans have been trying to make the country believe,' nays the text hook, "that the panic of 1893 was brought about by the Demo cratic bill which was passed in 1894. And then the text book writer pro ceeds to make merry over the absurd' ity of charging an effect in one year to a cause that did not transpire until the year after. Well, here are the facts: The last year of the Harrison administration, 1892, was the most prosperous the country had enjoyed up to that time. J.Mor was fully employed, capital was v Ui lively seeking investment, and the fa is were getting a good price for tig crop. So far as industrial and corvnercla! conditions were concern ed, there was not a cloud In the sky. Republican speakers and. newspapers tried to persuade tbe people that they should- let well enough alone and that Democratic success might bring dis aster. But they would not listen. The prices of some things were pretty high. The Democrats declared It was because of the high. tarlS and prom ised that If put Into power they would revise the tariff "In thtf Interest of the plain people.' There'Vat tittle ex rtecUtion .throughput" the country that Karrlsoa would be defeated, afid bust aeia toomed right to election day. Cut i;rr!on Was d..V.:d. . . j .. Haw. te. rf'a. C-t.' .', !. And ti en ; t b& - jm It Wby, fv . atir.'y k.-ea s.a tl r?y 'nbk!. C :y were abost to la vest leaked It up t;U vtiuru sald.rfTs 12r i-St r 't ."-.:: to se'wr-..t taipecs. 2 it'.i. e'. " j '.x prcBi.;. X I ...I .rt-' :, i " -J. t: A ki -. j as tLs r ... Cr. re-i cox.'. J rt nt.lt r;-:r treir' . would, fce r:. : ict-i, la..ejitIy Lg&n jto, ect tl-'r et;;! to current (rcrasgs, Vflo tofjll I tlcm, fir rtfaslng 'to fa at.,J si r:: ii.-!r w(-ttou6es f-U cf .ds r ' t ta to be sold In competft:.; a'asHar products lEbJe la countries here tie factory ws scale was one-lalf r one-fcorth of. tie factory wss- j ale wfckh tiey lit teen pejlnj? Jc'.Urs tri whole r " -f c-ct th?.'r order to i'.o rr.acu : t.ila tie same wty -1 for tbe ; r- "tl KttaUcri ever, tie "il."fuu.':.,.' ' c-KUiitry bonght their supplies 'from Cay to nay, tearing to be caugnt witn th-prleed eooda when the low-priced Cood came. -' '-; . -i.t -, ,.? . And so It happened that although the Wilson bill was not actually pass ed until late -In 1894 the, panic began th f-y after the election of 1892. It not what the Democratic presl aiuit and congress had done,,' but what everybody knew they intended to dd that wrought the havoe. Indeed, if the Wilson bill could have been pa:!.'.! the day Cleveland was Inaugn- tdVtt iit.1,11 LAf i tmii XuaH Lumt W actually occurred. ' -. , : . "The .Danger of Uncertainty. This country is big enough and rich enough and resourceful enough to ad just itself to nearly any tariff law.no matter how bad It may be. If It only knows what it Is. But during all the long months of debate over the bill the business of the country was. as It were, hung up In the air. If man had known that the duty on articles la which they were Interested was to be reduced ten per cent they could have figured accordingly. If i they had known the duty was be reduced SO per cent or 100 per cent they would have had some basis upon which to adjust themselves. But they did not know what the reduction would be. so they had absolutely no basis upon which to do their figuring. They sim ply had to wait and wait and wait, keeping Just as close to shore as they possibly could until the leng agony was over. That Is the analysis of the panic from 1893 to 1897, and no mat ter how vigorously the Democratic text book may dispute it. It cannot deny or rrfute It Two , Kinds of Panics. There Is some reason, of course. why the unthinking should charge the responsibility for the panic of 1007 upon the Republican party, because that party was. in ; power when the panic occurred. But it Is to be re membered that there are two kinds of panics, one due to loss of confidence in measures and the other due to loss of confidence In men. A political party Is justly chargeable with a busi ness disturbance due to bad measures or. the fear of bad measures; but It Is not chargeable with responsibility for disturbance brought about by the conduct of men. It was the fear of Injurious legislation that brought upon the country . the disaster, .of , 1893-7. And therefore these' disasters . are chargeable to "the Democratic party. But the money stringency of 1907 was due absolutely to the frenzied finan ciering of a group -cf caea aperaSng entirely: outside of (politics and. feav log no eoqnectlon. wtftver the governments It, was ofcere-eh-t.i that the roBlc of.. 1"? , w bw"t Same Beeririnins: biffer4nt Ending la sane and well stated. An es pecially sane and well put state ment of what third party organlxa tloa means as has Ween printed In this campaign Is sn editorial la the, Belolt Gasette, which was before the convention for Roosevelt but has re fused to leave the Republican party. We quote; W can't agree that we should leave the Republican party and af filiate with t.he ew third party. Simply because a (25,000 printing press contain many Improved ad vantages over our Standard Babcock cylinder Is not sufficient reason why we should discard the, press we have and buy one of the latest and most up to date presses on the market. The first thing to be considered Is the practicability of the press to our needs and secondly th. Item of ex pense., If we were continually try ing to buy every new fangled piece of machinery oa the market we would be changing presses every week. If the. presa we have is suffi cient! up todste to do satisfactorily tbe work required of it, it would be poor . business judgment', to- change, ! "This may be a Tathercrud Il lustration but it will serve as a starter to bring out the thought we have in mind. . - , 'Stability Is worth more to this republic than - chasing after rain bow. r A tried and proven piece or machinery is worth more than the recommendations of an Interested salesman of some new untried, so called improved one Just placed up on the market A well-broken aal mal Is worth more than one not even halter-broke. "The Republican platform of lilt Is absolutely the most progressive and the country baa done pretty well under those adopted - heretofore. There is a settled equilibrium and poise to the Republican part and we have no assurance of how many other "new advanced" ' propositions that new nartT will foster ' In Its next platform If it should have an other, or to how many of them "we could with sincerity subscribe. It had its birth through ' spontaneous combustion and It may be subject to such Spells. , While It has within Its ra'nks many of the country's wis est and most conscientious men It must also be admitted that It has been the retreat for the unreasonably radical class whose ideas of gov ernment are by no means the safest. "If our ..friend thinks It has ex tracted all the progressive thought from the Republican party, be should take a new inventory. There is Senator La Follette the pioneer Who has been the recognised leader fori progressive thought' and action lalcongresa for years still fighting In ft be Republican party. There are uoyernor nauioy oi (iniuviiii w ernor Deneen of Illinois and Sena- tof Borah of Idaho, who were Col onel Roosevelt's leaders In the Chi cago convention and whose fidelity tof truly progressive polices of gov ernment no one can Question, all U11 standing by he Republican party and working for the re-elec- ti a of President Taft. , Tbe Progressive' party is not a party founded upon issues, u is a p yty absolutely founded upon the personal popularity of one man. Had it not been for the personal popu larity of Theodore Roosevelt, it mild never have been born and any tanking reasonable man will admit it Had he been nominated at ent er go upon the Republican platform e it stand today, the call for the r-ill Moose would now be heard only hen a sportsman .sought to allure ct) of, these uncouth and untamed animals, within shooting range. Oth erwise, why was it not thought of un t f after Mr. . Rooaevelt was defeated if President Taft ; for Republican nomination, for president? , l "It is a party founded upon repud ltJon rather , than any permanent and well defined doctrines of ad vanced government. Its platform is merely . an excuse for its existence while Its real purpose Is to defeat the reelection of President Taft even at the expense of four or eight years of Democratic free trade such a w had Jn 1393-7. 'rwian -wm are not vet ready , to cut loose and Join the Uuu Moose par ty. We have no quarrel, with anyone who views things , differently, from us but we have expressed our own, by request, and we. prefer to sacri fice our; personal choice of candi date and vote to continue present conditions rather than by voting for the third party nominee cast half a vote for Woodrow "Wilson with his free trade and Intention to use his high efflce, if elected to cut ev ery old soldier off the pension rolls of the government as he has himself declared In a letter published else where In this issue. "Tnta. my friend.-1 where the! new party movement may prove to be not only Impracticable but ex pensive. de 1 . To the Voters of Dickinson County: I have been chosen by the Republican party as : Its '. nominee for County Attorney and I want tbe office. I wa . 'born In Dickinson county more than thirty-four years ago, attended Washburn College at Topeka, and completed my studies at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The only office I have ever solicited or held was Mayor of the ctty of Abilene and . at the expiration of my term, my administration wa ap proved by many who had opposed my election. . The per centage of assessment for city taxes during my term as Mayor was reduced, being the first reduction In the assess ment that bad been made In twelve years. The office of County Attorney Is not a mere collection agency and tbe attorney's dutle are not confined to the prosecution of criminals. Tbe statute make hint the legal advisor of all county officers, and particularly of the Board 7 of County Commissioners, and he represents the state and county In all civil matters In which the people, are Inter- . eated. On that account the people should have the benefit of general legal and business ability. The firm of which I . am a member has been In existence and occupying tbe same office in Abilene for more than a third of a century and needs no Introduction to the people of this county. In the event of my election, the county will have no extra at torneys' fees to pay and the people will have tbe benefit of thirty-five years' experience In law In addition to my own. The County Attorneyship I not a political but an ad ministrative office and I therefore respectfully solicit your vote regardless of party affiliations. ' - , ARTHUR HURD, Candidate for County Attorney. h v . 4, " . JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP ' ' REPUBLICANS ARE ACTIVE, Tbe Republicans of Jefferson are going to elect their township ticket this year and are doing some active work for each candidate. - At the August primary ' they nominated Hiram Springer for trustee, T, B. Mosley - for treasurer, and Robert Alexander for clerk and now pro pose to see that they are eieciea. Good for the Republicans of old Jefferson. Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. W. H. .Miller, E. L. Richardson, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Lowermk and Miss Ada Stafford went to Abilene to attend the chlldrens anniversary WHAT "THE "MOVIE" FORGOT, At the'-Seelye theatre Ja" Abilene the moving pictures are belg -used to make campaign pleas In behalf of Woodrow Wilson. The pictures are real living cartoons. They show a rotund trust waited upon by funk- le in knee breeches, spurning the laborers who ask for a raise In wages, but opening up the big black cigars to a bosk, who carries off a big dough bag Into which dollars have been shoveled. On the walls are pictures of Taft asd Roosevelt. The pictures also show a laborer going down the street and spurning pictures of Taft and Roosevelt but! warming up to Wilson's picture like a sick kitten to a hot brick. This Interesting moving picture cartoon with a touch asking the come-ons to come on again at a dollar each for tbe Democratic candidate. Whatever enterprising press agent got up" this booet for the governor i - ..,.. i.ii-ii'i .i ii ... Abilene people to be royal enter tainers. Sallna Union. about either, Ay lerh .io. l'h tbe BepubycaJl party. ts3 eiac'? Jr f t;f It wa threatening t f-.ii. 'I., i.r then or at ajny time il.e'L.tta h&s any lUpubUcaa masar eJursed wilh having brou&ht A abost, ad ila only aew".tis!aUoB whkh v$M tt sianded as the OEtcome of It was the emergency currency law, the need of whkh had never before bees demon strated so tJainly, and which - was promptly pasted". v.; i These: are the facts in relation to the pastes ef 1SS3-7 aod of 1S3T. That Democratic .legislation , was - dlrect'y reonible.for the larmer cannot be successfally denied. That F.epub- caa . legislation was responsible, dl rect'y or la,d'reel!y, for the latter can H Good! Anyone E"fl can talt good -but cash in bank Hakes Good given there by the Yeomen Home stead. All claim to . have had a very enjoyable time and vote the 0f the greatest trust-breeding state In the Union, neglected to work in to the plot that trh Democratic nominee for president urges In or der to Jibe with the Democratic state's rights doctrine his own theory that the states should handle the trust problem, and that if he really feel his way about It there are several thousand trusts in New. Jer sey right now which he might prac tice on rg-gl-g-C -Sr-S3- can talk about business proposi- can talk Mood tions being "good"-- nut only tne man wun cash in the bank is able to take , advantage, of :':':;v'"'J,:..; them money in bank MAKES GOOD at all times. George (H. Huffman, Republican , Lnawate for Sheriff ' , The office of sheriff is one of the most Important In the county. It Is given him to help enforce all the laws on the statute books and be the peace officer of the county. George. Huffman is known to nearly everybody in he county and hto word Is as good as a government bond any day. He has lived here for over 40 years, has been success ful and diligent In his own business and will give the same conscientious service to county affairs. He - has ' always been ready to help the needy and no uncharitable act has ever been charged against him. If elected ' as he will be, ne will be the sheriff himself, run by any clique or gang, and his administration will prove a credit to the county. Vote for Huffman. PATT0V8 JERSEY CATTLE BROUGHT GOOD PRICES. The young man who has a saviegs account with this fcani , is' in ' 4 position : to take td.Yantage of busSccis cppbrtscUicsitbat snay bs rsre-rend tht&'Wh vttslssd tT-E5itto conduct a more Mrs. Leonard Patton through J; 0. Engle. auctioneer, sold thirteen . u ' O " - " " ' ' - w - ; , i llMd of Jar tor riMU Rnfitrrinv On the fence where the mill bands hlch brought good prices The walk by the Wilson' picture with so , best cow .sold for $147.50 and the. much admiration, th picture play , six calves brought about $40 each. The total lor the thirteen head was $735. Mrs. Patton disposed of her stock because they will spend the coming year , in California. . . AHlLEN IIAKSAS J ! f t u ( f 1ZJ author might also have posted to further plea the labor world: A few figure ehowing how many thousand were out of work dnring tbe last Democratic administration, Coxey army of tbe unemployed marching to the White House asking for: bread. :j.:--fit:'tj - a- Farmers selling wheat fort 3 cents bashsl and eora for 12 rents snd hog for t.'cnti a pouid.. i A long lin et banks whichr faSUd because the borrower could not pay their Hta.i;::,'.t.ri ..! v:v:';t T. F. t Ryan. . head of j th tobacco trnat, ; coatrihuU. $4S0,0r to the Democratic-.reB5paiSBfttd if i I ' Ftgarv hewiBg.the deprectatktn In farm land because later wastout of work and conld not buy farm product, u , . v 'ij.t The "movie" seems to hav aeg- lected most of th real results of a Democratic administration. , Advertised MaJL . For week ending Oct. 28, 1112: Letters: C. IL Bagley, Oscar Baker, Leo Keltman, C. B. Howe, Eeny Kirkpatrkx. Mrs. A. Rf ed, Mrs. V " i Aaaberman-Ii-vla. . At th Presbyter laa parsonage at 2:30 Oct.,"2uY Rev prT.S; Blay beyi united- Jn marriage1 Mies Sue 1 Aosbermaa of . Tajlmage And Mr. John Irvln of Ohio. The bride, wore a: becoming gown of pearl gray with self colored set and pearl trimming. Shit ' wore ' t .large . white hat .it wing trluimlnf s. ', th Jbrie If well and favorably known, having tacsht la the eounty' several " years. Tbe ,. groom though a stranger to the com- ' monity, come highly reeosmended. They will reside ia Ohio, a p.- ' - V. Wever, Miss Flora Vaoderwelt, W. II. Wllaoa. . ; Cards: Thos. Allen, P. L. An- dreav Vanle Abb ford, Gf orge It. Ballard,' E"i Brown, . C. IL Dock- horn, Mr. M. J Kamnood, E. Kelm, Mrs. Clara L5ir. J. M. Mcllearv. Claud Rucaer, Kiss V.iien Smith. C. M. HAllCZn, P. II.