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1HK Oil) HOME PVPKII, M. C. BRACK MAN, Editor, JESS L. HERN, Associate Editor. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 11)2*2 | DEMOCRATIC TICKET. NATIONAL. For U. S. Senate M. M. NEEEY, Fairmont, W. Vu. For Congress- ? Sixth District. | J .ALFRED TAYIjOR, Fa\?*ttcvillc, W. Va. STATE. For Judge Supreme (!om1 Win. H. McCiLNNIS, Beckicy. W .Va. State Senate H. O. BOEEY, Lookout. W. Va. GREENBRIER COINTY TICKET ' House of Delegates JOHN B. SYDENSTHICKFR, Lcwisburg, \V. Va. W. W. STEVENS, Aldcrson, W. Va. For County Superintendent, ALEX R. THOMPSON, Mc.v'ow RlufT, \V. Va. - ? | For Commissioner County Court I ALFRED G DAVIS, Lewisburg, \V. Va. Don't forget to make a (\) under the roster on November 7th. THE WHY AND HOW. It occurs to us that many people anay he puzzled over the workings of a high tariff. In short detail we will give an example. An Aineriean importer of goods from a foreign <ountry may make an order for $100. 000 worth of goods. The tar dr tax he will have to pay let vis sa\ is 20 per cent. This makes the goods cost hi, m landed in tlx- I'nited j Stab's <120.000. This s20:?MMI is paid ! into the I'nited States Treasury. R is a tariff duty. To this $120,000 is added the profits of the importer the wholesaler, and the retailer. This is the aetual workings of a bonefied tariff. The duty in this instance goes into the hands of the (iovernnient as a revenue But now comes another question. What about the American manufac turer of this same line of goods? or (combination of manufacturers? ? which are teamed trusts. He pro. duces $100,000 worth of the same line and grade of goods at his Amer ican factoiy. By -reason of the com. hinations competion at home is cut out. There is no foreign competition until the $120,000 mark is reached. Hence the American manufacturer is enabled to charge lor the $100,. 000 worth of home produced goods anywhere from $100,000 to 8120;. 000 depending entirely upon the greed of the combination and their willingness to tob their home people. This *20,000 in this instance or any portion of the *20;000 the combination may choose to exact is taken from the poekets of the Aineriean consumer and placed in the pockets of the combination of American manufacturers. And as is the case with this example, so it is all along the line. This is why a high tarifl is called a "Robber Tariff." This is why so many Repub iican 1'nitcd States Senators and Representatives and all the Demo, crats in Congress denounce the pres cut tariff bill and so many news papers of all parties. The question naturally comes up? Why such a ?high Tariff? Why this lack of in. tcrest in the great majority of the American people who gain nothing from a high tariff but as the final cpn-spniers must pay it ? It all co;nes back to the bed. rock fact: Whence does the party which advocates a high tarifl get its cam paign funds of millions of dollars each' campaign? When millions of dollars are furnished to conduct a campaign the people and interests furnishing the money must have the money returned lo them in some way. They are not in the campaign I financing business for their health ?*>r i\, :l passti.inc. They are in it as' a purely .making and busi. nes.s proposition, f Voters <>? ' .Tee nl )r iif Loonly, re.) 'ri",.'?j,iev,s of nartv: \vind tltM'S your) conscience and better intelligence say to you? Are you going to vote for Echols and Sutherland for a eon tinuation of this method or are you going to VOTE for TAYLOR ami NEELY, who when in Congress will vote for your interest and your pocketlbook and not for the com. hinations of great wealth. It is up to you. November the 7th. 1022 is your day. I>o your duty as an . American citizen for the greatest . number of American citizens. Make your under the Rooster.) ECHOLS IS HISSED FROM PLATFORM. Congressman f.. S. Kch'ols Itepuh. lican candidate for reelection. was' hissed from his speaking platform in llir Knights of I'ythias building at Oak Hill October 27th. when In* started his criticism of Hit- Wilson Administration ami tin* management of the war problems. The audience would not permit him to continue and fie left the building. Mr. Kehols was given good atten tion during the first of 'liis speech Imt when In- began criticising Wood row Wifsonthe hissing w;is so great be could not continue his speech. Police escorted him to his hotel. REPUBLICAN EVIDENCE. TIIK TAK1KK. ScnatorBorah (Ittaiio) : "1 would unhesitatingly vote to postpone convideration of the bill ;m<l to take care ??f the situatio. so far as I think it iict'ils to be taken care ??f, by a i simple addition to the eMicrgeney ! tarifl law. I do not know where j we could get any facts as to the cost of production abroad. 1 have not been advised of such facts. 1 do not sec how it is possible to secure them I I he facts that would be available today would be utterly swept away j tomorrow by the conditions through out the world. I do not believe it would be possible to make a tariff law of permanent worth under such conditions. 1 frankly confess that I do not know what the difference is in the cost at home .and abroad, and I ivn in exactly the same boat as every other Senator in this Cham. I her so far as being able to determine the question. There are no facts presented and there are no facts to present. (Congressional Record ; May 12 11122.) Senator McCumbcr ( N. Dak.) "We have often been advised and the ad_ vise is well founded that of all times in our history this is the very worst time in which to formulate and put into effect a new tririll measure. (Congressional Record; May 20 1022) McCumbcr was de feated for renomination. Senator Townseiul (Mich) "If we are to maintain the protective tariff in this country we must adopt and conform to some .scientific rule and not leave the fixing of tariff rates entirely to guess work. This is the worst time which could possibly liavc been elected for Congress to attempt to legislate intelligently on I Hie tarifl but it seems necessary to I legislate. This ought to be the last tr.irill revision ever attempted by ' Congress. Congressional Recford; | August 11 1022.) 'Hie Democrats had created a j scientific tarill commission which was entirely ignored by the Repub? licans and the tarill hill framed and passed according to the demands of centralized wealth of the conn try. I Senator Nelson (Minn) : In many paragraphs of this bill the rates ex. j ceed that degree of protection (nee. cssary to cover the difference in cost of production :<t home and abroad) and to mind profits have been included. I have voted for many schedules here that I felt en. tirely unjustified; hoping against hope that there would be a modifi cation; but every once in a while it seems that t!he Finance Commit tee meet ad they come in here with their program for an increase or a change. They get a new light as a result of new hearings. 1 never in all my life saw such a swarm of linen as were around the Finance | Committee while they had this bill before them. Day after day they came here with their handbags. 1 hey swarmed in the corridors and the bill indicates that most of them got their work in well. It is evident to me that the Sena, tor from North Dakota (McCumbcr) in his zeal to put such an immense tariff on these agricultural products ? higher than we have ever before had; higher than there was any ne. cessity tor ? -lias done so simply to oil the protection machine for the woolen schedule and some other j schedules in the bill. 1 am not as great an expert as the Senator from l.tah (Smoot) is; I cannot go into such minutiae or particulars; but on the whole it strikes me that the wool schedule, from first to last, is the most vicious schedule in this entire bill. (Congressional Record; July 2K 1022. Senator Capper (Kans.) Many of our agricultural products are on an export basis and the tariff will not j help the producers of these pro ducts except under exceptional con. ditions and on special grades. If in addition to this; the power of for eign countries to buy the products of our farms is limited by a tariff which prevents our people from Luying on a fair competitive basis the manufactured articles of the hifcjldy 'industrial countries of j hurope the plight of agriculture j will be even worse than il is ;j | ' present. __ . ... . j Senator ."smool (I tall) It Vhi's amendment is adopted it inearth tli.it i every d\e <? 11 ? 1 chomical; the pr?? ! duct of coal tar coining into this country shall pay 00 per cent a<! valorem and 10 1-2 cents a pound speeific. I>o Senators realize the hui den they are placing upon the users of these dyes and Chemicals? It is an embargo a thousand times over and worse than an embargo. In most of t:he cases of goods com ing into this country they would have to pay a rate of duty so high that it is a cryne to impose it. Why load the Ajnerican user with that kind of a burden ? I would say to the Senator from New Jersey (Prc linghiryscn that rather than this outrageous thing put into law I would prefer to vote for the limit ed embargo. I would say further to the Senator from New Jersey that no .iiiinan being can defend this he fore the American people. It is impossible of successful defense. (Congressional Mocord August IK 1022.1 The rate against which Sen ator Snioot inveijkl'i <1 \v;is adopted nevertheless. 'Hie alx>ve are on I j some of the rriticisnis of the recent tariff bill passed by tiie recent Congress. .Vot witSManding these <nritici<^tns the B< publican Senators with tin- e\ . ? ? j >t i ? n of Senator Ho rah of Idaho i voted for I hi* tai itl hill whirl) thc\ |conlcss to hi* against the interests ! of ti.e American people. Win ? I i?t ! they ilo it? Simply to please the ' moneyeil interests who have control jof the Republican machine ami who finance that machine. People of (ireenhrier regardless jof party; how are you going to vote on November the 7th? Are >ou go ! ing to vote in the interests of the | American consumer who pays this j .money into the pockets of the profi ! teers or lire you going to vote for the benelit of these profiteers? The above facts are not from Dem ocrats they are from Hepublicans. It is their own evidence. It is plain ly up to the American voter. Make >our (\) under the Rooster. FARMERS ARE COMING OUT. | An independent Hepuhliean paper 'quotes the bulletin issued by the Bureau of Agricultural Economies; Department of Agriculture, Wash ington, I). for October as follows: "The farmer is about in the posi tion of a six-foot man who has been standing in live feet of water and now sees it beginning to rain. When deflation overtook the country in 1020 agriculture fell first; hardest and farthercst. It seemed to recover a little lust Spring as prices of cot ton; hogs and wool improved. But now the disparity is again so widen ing between prices of farm products j and industrial products that it is I t coining something for the commu nity to take account of. This is the third sussessive year of big crops. That is the farmer's way of trying to pull himself out of a hole of debt. He does not strike. His stake in the country outweighs his grievences. lie works. For ail Iris hard work however; the farmer's world stays out of joint His purchasing power has lately dropped to just about its lowest point since the war? -the quantity of far.m products that would buy >100 worth of other things in HM3| will now buy *0-1 worth'. Industrial j labor demands war-time wages. Freight rates are high. Taxes are a burden. The weakness of the Ku. I ropean market is a drag on h is | wheat; cotton and pork. It is not alone that farm products! ! stay low but that manufactured goods have again started upward. Fanners are looking out now from their harvest fields and wondering when "readjustment*' is likely to be come something more than a figure of speech. The foregoing was published after the administration still in power 'hail passed its own tariff law. West Virginia will elect a Legis lature to be bossed or not to be bossed. School boss advocates live thousand dollar sallary for county superintendent; vacation pay, for teachers," new text books. Perhaps he can have the law amended so as to change the other seventy per cent of school books while the prices are high. Right recently boards of edu cation are having a "sanitary closet* proposition for country schools. If same is being promoted by the De partment in Charleston we have our doubts as to the thing bcin<? very "sanitary." Yes farmers are coming out to the polls next Tuesday. But there is danger that men and women; Demo crats in every locality; fail to go and vote. Patriotic people 1< t's "get into the game." Independent Re publicans are helping us; we must help ourselves. The Democratic ticket is pledged to a platform of economy and just taxation in State and Nation. We are asking our people to support the whole ticket from lop to bottom. W. W. STKVKNS. Aldorson W. Va. A CALL TO DUTY. If men siiul women are ever to strike for lelief from (luvcrnment and taxes piled upon them mountain high without adequate returns, the tyne is sit hand now. Democrats and Republicans should cast aside their piirlisanship and pull together for deliverance fioin ;i situation tlldt is ruilt??>H them. \ V i ! 1 1 ;i Repub lican Presidenl in the W"1 ? i 1 1 ? IToils^, ? Congress ovei w belmlngty Repub lican in both branches. ;i St ;? t ?? (iov irrnment in West Virginia that is solidly Republican and ;i Legisla ture that has been Republican for many years and is ^Republican by two-thirds majority in hoth hrauch es now, and with n country tii.it is wholly nndei Republican control, the people know who is responsible There can be no possible way to .misplace responsibility. ?? The taxpayers are complaining as they never complained before ? and if they wait much longer they will have little left to tax. Particu larly has the I.cgisature of West Vir ginia payed the fool. There are too many crooks in high places. Re publicans as well as Democrats know that this is so. It Ls high time for everybody to | get to work to relieve t h i intoler able situation. It cannot he done by | idle complaints. There must be | work -diligent work. It is no time to say "I'm too busy." Ii is your .business that needs attention your business that is going to ruin and | , will sutler for nt h at two years j longer unless you strike for relief at the polls on November 7th. C.itize ns "awake, awake put on ??livngth." ? ? Slotirot Wtilrhiium. \ ; Tire people of Greenbrier can well t-itk e warning. There 4irr other counties in the State in the same boat as Monroe. I'ndcr Republican j rule, Italeigh couut> is behind and I it will take \ears for that count> to j;et past debts paid. Voters of Green brier, watch your YOTK on Tuesday. Vote for Alfred (i. Davis ;ind Keonoiny. NEELY THE SOLDIERS' FRIEND. M. M. Xeely as the friend and un tiring worker for a square deal and justice for the American Soldier who make sacrifices in the defense of their country is described in an article in The National Tribune (Washington, D. C.,) which is the organ o fthe National Guard Veter ans of all wai> While Mr. Neely was a member of Congress, the Tribune in an issue in 1920 long before passing the buck on the bon us became popular, commented on the man who is now the Democratic candidate for United States Senator, j as follows: i "Representative M. M. Neely, of j West Virginia, who served as a vol unteer private in the Spanish- Amer ican War, has stood in the front ranks fighting for pension legisla tion for the soldiers of all wars. Hundreds of those whose lives have been torn with pain because of wounds or disease contracted on the battlefields or in the prisons of the Civil War have for years known through personal benefactions of the heait that .Representative Neely has put into the work in the nation's legislative body, especially where war victims have been concerned. "During the Goth Congress he had passed 72 private pension bills for veterans or their dependent ones, of the Civil or Spanish- American Wars. There is no other member <?f the tifitli Congress who had pass ed half as many special hills. Thus lie was able to make an unprcccnd entctl number of very deserving men and women in his district comfort able and happy by having the dread of tin' poorhouse removed. It also gave them new confidence in the gratitude of the Nation.' Soldiers! on November 7th. re member that you have M. M. Neely as a friend and worker for your future welfare.. Give him your VOTE. WHERE THEY 6ET IT. Admission that the Republican National Committee is to spend at least $500,000 in the present Con gressional campaign .were made by Fred Upham, Treasurer of the or ganization in an interview with an Washington represetative of th'e New York World. Of this amount he is quoted .is having said, $250,000 will have been expended by October 20. The balance of a quarter of a mil lion apparently is to be reserved for the exigencies of the last twelve days of the campaign. Those familiar with' the efforts the Republican National Conunittee and the Republican Congressional Conynittce arc making in various parts of the country are not accept ing Mr. I'pha ill's figure as large enough to meet the expense of hor des of speakers, vast quantities of literature and Hoods of other prop aganda being sent into every quart, er of the country bv Lli'e Republican managers. It is believed this is one of the costliest Congressional cam. paigns the Republicans have con. ducted in years. It is common report in Washing ton that since the (Republican (Ion. ] gress passed the profiteers' tarifF law, defeated tlie soldiers' adjust ed compensation bill and set the stage for the enactment of the ship bonus bill, large contributions have been made to the Republican cam paign fund. The delay of the ship bonus bill it is commented, has proved to be an advantage to the Re publicans in obtaiining funds. Th'e bill has no chance of passing in a Democratic Congress. It is only a question of the people going to the polls and voting free and independent or >being gulled ito voting by paid politicians. Men elected to office under the in fluence of large campaign funds, no matter how that fund may be ex. pended will never serve the people. In all the history of the world Jhis has not beep done and it is hol belli;; done toda>; When men invest nioncv in any one tiling t)he> expect to gel returns for the investment. Likewise when men and corporations invest money in a political campaign they expect returns. Voters be wise and vote for your interest? and nof for flic purchased hirlings of the moneyed interests- - purchased by 1hiv contributions. ; "ECONOMIES" OF HARDING ADMINISTRA ADMINISTRATION. For three ami a half years the Ke publicuns have absolutely controll ed the (Congress and for nineteen months have had u II branches of the government. The war ended about four years ago; all war ex penses have ended, excepting inter ests on honds; the care of the injur ed soldiers- -ami orphans, and certain other Muallc- items. After deducting all of these il is found that Hit pres. cut adininixti ;<tion is spending m<?i'c than twice as much per annum as the Wilson Administration was using | iust hcicrc t..e World War begun. The full figures can he obtained from j I the recent vcr\ able speech of Sen ator Si, mini its in the Senate. For 'more than a year ever> Hepuhlican | that has mode a speech on the sub ject .is loudly churned th*d the ad ' !?<ini?tration was saving money ?nd A Bank Account : O is the Thermometer that tell the temperature of business. When the mercury goes up the forecast is "Fair and Warmer." Open a Savings Account To-day. Bank of Lewisburg FOUR PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON TIME CERTIFl ATES. cutting appropriations. Thc> have used every system of jugglig known lo !in;inei:<l sharpers and three. eard nionte men, hut in the end President hi/nself faeed hy the fear of the bonus adding fresh embarassments to the rreasury, has hud to admit that all their elaims wore false. In the necessity of giving a clinching reason why the bonus should not be paid he admits that the expenses of the Government in the present fiscal year (from midnight June 30, 1922 to piidnight June 30 1923) are run ning two. thirds of a billion ah'ead of the income of the Treasury. It has not been a month since Republican leaders in Congress were vociferat ing loudly about saving seventy, five millions per month; only a few months ago General Dawes listed hundreds of items as "saving" ,mo&t of which were unexpended balances of appropriations, some of them 18 or 20 years old. Hut all were listed as "saved this year." One was an old unypent balance left after dig ging the Panama Canal; another was tin- sum of $5,000 voted 10 years ago to the widow of a New i'2n gland Senator; she was rich and would not aeeept it so it remained in the Treasury. It is now claimed as one of Hie "economies" of the Harding administration. A few years of such "economy" would put I'ncle Sain in the hands of the Sheriff. SEEK HIGHER TARIFF. Already the profiteers who got more "protection" than they need ed but much less than they wanted in the Fordney-McCumber Tariff act are clamoring at the White House for the privilege of levying stiJI heavier taxes on the American peo ple. l'lider a provision of the law the President is authorized to "equalize" tariff rates by either rais ing or lowering til rem within certain limitations. The Tar ft' Commission is directed to furnish the facts as the basis for the President's increase or doorcase of duties. Political pressure is being exerted by joine of these applicants for in creases in the hope that a show of strength will produce favorable re sults. It is announced by the Tariff Commission however that tiiinc will be taken to formulate rules govern ing its action on applications; to ivestigate comlitons and to do other things so it is unlikely that any rate i will hv changed before the Novem ber election. The public is becoming acquaint ed with the elVects of the new tarifl' which already has increased prices on all kinds of necessities. To add to the burdci whidi the Fordnoy McCumber law has placed on the hacks of the people would be a risky move for the Republicans with the Congressional election so near. Increases in the tariff will be made without any public hearing or other publicity. llVe applicants may present their demands without fear that objectors will have a chance to prevent the increase. Sen ator Herd of Missouri and other Democrats attempted to amend the bill so as to require public 'hearings 1 on applications for increases in the tariff duties but the Republicans of the Senate defeated if. It is stated that "at present it is the policy of he (Tarifl) (knninis ?ion to withhold information us to the number and nature of the appli- 1 cations but it is understood they | have have been received from var- j ions int< rests." I The onl> notice the public will gel apparently is the notice to pay the higher rate. Herein lies the joker of the new i | tariff. It is given the President the, I power to lower or increase tariff rates. This ean be done and the 'public will be none the wiser. REPUBLICAN CAMPAIN6 QUARTETTE. Takiff foi? I'nori tkk??s. Tax Reduction koii IUi.hmuis. Ship Subsidies Koii !'hi\ \ h.i hs. Senate Seats fob Aiv.thim.khs. f Sccne: Washington. Time: Present. Enter crowd of men sleek and ajn dominous, and glistening in ilia, inonds like a pawnbroker's .show window. Forming a semicircle in front of the Capitol they burst forth as follows: We are jolly profiteers Our. gains arc growing fast We're fatter than we've been for years Since Fordney's bill was passed Come, Trusts; anil join our hearty cheers Foj- .what was done for profiteers. They retire to make room for an. other group, also showing sitfns of good feeding ami prosperity. These later draw forth sl.OtMl hills which they wave wile tlie\ siii^ in this manner, to. wit: Here we come, gay buccaneers Please not how big we wax; Since Harding has relieved our liars By cutting down our las. .Republicans, ain't t.'u> dears To 1>'.' so kind to buccaneers? They quickly replace their sl.UUO bills in t'lioir pockets (which they button as they range themselves by the profiteers) and give way to an. oher band. The latter carol in this' strain : We're mighty glad we're privateers! That roajn the briney deep The bill that Mr. Lasker steers Will give us vessels cheap. What care we for people's sneers While wcYe successful privateers. They fall back on the right tli'iik of the profiteers to give roo;n for a group carrying red flags and mal lets. the latter in deep voices warblt* in this fashion: We're just a crew of auctioneers With Senate Seats for sale We'll start you out 011 tine careers? Our melliods never fail A quarter million gets six years Of glory from us auctioneers. All groups then assemble for a lit tle close harmony and chorus i? this wise: Hurrah; huzza and three hifi cheerd We're profiteers and bucaneers We're privateers and auctioneers Our hearts rejoice; as you ina\ M,:> Knjoying great prosperity ; For whicOi' we thank the <<? "? Tariff and taxes and subsidies Senate seats- -whatever we please? We're quite content; we make no lll< The ( t. <). P. is tine for us. The above poem presents mow truth than poetry. In a recent 'SMl^ of the Imfcpauient we pre^cntc Republican evidence of Ibe trut brought out in the above. H is yje final consumer who pays for all ' l<! It ?is they who can not pas'- i' on 0 the other fellow. Help to correct these wronKs * VOTING Tuesday, the 7th with a iv> under the Hoostcr. ?Reporting total contributions " more tli'an $700,000 as romp-1" with a Democratic total ??f 'JM ;s $0b,000 three campaign ? of Hie Hepirblican parly ti'?" I i in i nary statements with the ' of tili'e House of Represt ntali*' s Democrats see that ? *?"''> 1'J1^ cratic voter? iin?*n and w"'1" \otes November 7th. Don't fail to VOTE Novf^'h'' ''