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K.STAIIIJSiiKO 1HG8. QWet Nn.MisiKr fs.su.Hl In the Delta Published bf Th Jlmet Printing and Fabllvhioc Co. Ofllce Main uttvoi opjiodto P. O. tqm. i , . ' ..w a car uy uoerlptlon. fl cents wmt ueiivfreq at your home. Entered at the Poatofflce in Greenville, Mina., an Second-clans mail matter. g. T. CROSBY,. . . . Buaine, Manager UKtrNy .I P. T I M Fs your policy is correct What we - w w , - a w v I - - - have aid of a race Mill less qual ifled is true, and our policy is cor reel. You cannot maintain the one and deny tho otter. On this prop osition let the two sections, who are, after all, hut one people, de- claro a perpetual truce.'' Instead of this, we present the spectacle of a United5tates senator who never losos an opportunity of vaunting the disfrnnchiiicinent of necroes in his state, being celected to read the Declaration of Independence o a Democratic Convention, of Democrat who on May 12th pub lished an article describing with particularity "How the South Suppressed the Negro Vote," ana on the 4th of July repeated to listening thousands declarations the universal application of which has become the keynote of the Democratic campaign, while their practical denial today alone makes Kssiblo Democratic suc cess in tho South. To McKinley's conclusion, "It (the Republican party) will not be guided in its conduct by one set 6f piinciplcs at borne and another set in tho new territory belonging to the United States" we could huvc said, "Amen! We congrat ulate your party upon at lust hav ing reached a sane conclusion." DEMOCHATIO TICKET. For Prstident, WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, of Nebruka. ' r Vtoe-Praident, ADLAI B. STBVENfcON, ol Illinois. .orContew-Third DUtrlct, ' PAT HENBY. McKINLKY'S ACCKPTANCK . Mr. McKinloy denies the para monntcy of the expansion issue, ;yet dovotes roore than five col umns of bis letter of acceptance to its discussion, while giving less than one to what ho claims. is the question of firxt importance. ' From the start, he permits him self to assume it purely defensive attitude, ami throughout his letter his tone is 'distinctly explanatory, not infrequently descending t the absolutely apologetic. Instead of asserting that through the fortunes oi war the Philippines in came into our possession, and obedience to the mandates of self interest we are still holding them, and, by that same token, propose to perpetuate that possession, af ter the manner of a true Pecksniff he drivels along in an effort to demonstrate that every act of the administration, looking towards the ultimata retention of those is lands, was but the prompting of a heart so saturated with altruis tic principk'3 as to be incapable of a eingle'selilsh motive. He quotes voluminously from his instructions to the multitudi nous commiions appointed by him, to prove that from the dis cussion of peace tonus down to this good day tho one, only ob ject of his waking hours has been, after first generously relieving Spain of a grievous burden, to promote tho pence and happiness of the Filipinos, establish jus tice, insure domestic tranquility and extend tho worship of God. .To quote his own words, "The trade and commercial side, as well ; as the indemnity for , the cost of 'the war, are questions we might " yield. Tbey might be waived or ."' compromised, but the questions of duty and humanity appeal to the president so strongly that he can find no appropriate answer but the one bo has here marked out.'' This was in the nature of a reply to the" peace conimission'6 ques tion as to whether or not they were to accept Spain's insistent of fer of the Philippines. This is at least a fair presumption, as his an swer was "accept the archipelago. " ... There is not in the entire letter an honest expression of really ac tuating motives, accompanied by a manly declaration ot intention to stand by his actions because of his conviction that they were for toe best iuterests of the Ameri can people. Every where it is the same hyjyicritical nonsense about the interests of the Filipinos. One would imagine us to have em barked upon the conduct of a gi gantic institution of international philanthropy, or to have consti tuted ourselves the dispenser of -beatitudes to the unfortunates among the r.aces of the earth As wo bear this Republican president quote the words of his Republican commission, touch ing these people who have become he ward, of the , nation, "Their - luck of education and political ex THK BOGUK SWAMP. One of the most important sec tions of Washington county ii that erroneously designated "the Bogue swamp." It is not an ex aggeration to say that the degree of ignorance concerning this sec tion, which obtains in Greenville and some other parts of the county, is equally as great as that which takes tho place of information among bill people in regard to the Delta at large. To begin with, it is . called a swamp, and most or our people imagine it to look just like it did when it was the resort of those who went from Greenville on pe can hunts and fish-fries. It would be just as correct to speak of the Deer Creek swamp, or the Lake Washington swamp, as to refer to the thousands of acres of cultivat ed land out there, as the Bogue swamp. It is generally thought that this country is so low and flat and marshy that drainage is next to impossible, and we have been frequently told by, sensible, men that it mu3t have been impdssible to cultivate such land at all, during such a spring as we had this year. Yet we believe, without denying any of these charges, that the Bogue swamp' will Bhow a crop that will manage to average fairly well with the rest of the county. The Y. & M. V. railroad has just completed a branch road from Leland through a small portion of this swamp, and, though the road by no means runs through the best part of it, as one who desires to see the rest of the county made acquainted with what has been heretofore a terra incognita, the editor of The Times would like to have every business man and planter in Greenville and the county go out and take a look at it. perience disqualify them, in pito of their, mental gifts and d.imcstic virtues, to undertake the task of governing tho archipelago at the present time," when we iw-hour him quote this conclusion in ifipoi't of a policy to which his party h now irrevocably commit ted in the Philippines, -the poli- -v of a government of intelligence . opposed to one of numbers, a ....vfrniuent of a colored by a white race, we cannot refrain from thinking that'in failing to en lore and demand the extension of ibis doctrine, Southern Denioc rscr lias lost its greatest op- -, itfrltnitv of scoring against i Northern Republicanism, in mallei- which is indeed and in truth with us the "paramouut issue." We coull have said to the . Krth, "after thirty-five years of verbal contention and practical There is one matter about which the people of this part of the state should register a complaint. We refer to the miserable passen ger accomodations furnished them by the Y. & M. V. and Southern railroads. The coaches furnished this section by these roads would make creditable cattle cars, but nothing else. The Valley road would no more think of using, north of Memphis, the cars she lays aside for use between Rolling Fork and Coahoma, Leland and Greenville, and Greenville and Huntington, than the Southern would of using its Greenville end cars east of Birmingham, or of running the "Jumna" out of At lanta. Greenville is the largest town in the richest section of Mis sissippi, and not only deserves better treatment in the way of passenger accommodations, but should demand it. By the way, what has become "of the Green ville Board of Trade! It is with the deep regret of i personal loss the loss of an in timate friend of the years that are past that we note the death of Cant. John S. Lewis, long the editor of the Woodville Republi can. He was a man of oroad and liberal mind and of the high est ideals of manhood and honor, Fidelity to convictions of truth and right was his strongest char acteristic one that marked all of his words and acts, in private life and journalistic work. Capt. Lewis served throughout the war in the Sixteenth Misissippi re eriment, of the Featherston-Posey- Harris brigade being captain at the close, of the Wilkinson county lie Artmnanv iif thA rpcri merit. Mperiment, you hare come OTer was a native of WoodvUle, where to our way oi imuaimj. " ne aieci, on me via insi., in ms j tu say of these people istpje, and 64th year Vicks burg Herald. A PALPAULK FRAUDS In one of Roosevelt's recent speeches, delivered to a large con course of laboring men, he said, "the Republican party stands for equal rights to all who labor. We demand that every American la borer be allowed the privilege of earning .the reward of honest toil," etc., etc. It so happened that Roosevelt was not particularly wrought up, just then, over themtrages daily inflicted- by the South on the ne gro. He neglected- to refer to them, at any rate. One of the most important classes of American laborers, bothnutmr ically and as regards the value of their output, is the negro. No one knows better than does Roose velt that in his own state this "American laborer" is largely de nied "the privilege ot earning the reward of honest toil;" none knew better than ho that practically every man whom he was then ad dressing belonged to a labor union, which, by its laws, denied mem bership to negroes, and thus made the giving of employment to theue "American laboiers.". in all the cities of the North, almost a mat ter of impossibility. Bourke Cockran spoke the truth, when he said at Montgomery last spring: "In New York, just before an elec tion, we will take you in our car riages in the political parade, we will give you a lantern in the torchlight procession, and you are a good boy; but when the olec lion is over, and the great work ingman's dinner pail procession begins its daily march, we tel! you No! you can't walk in this parade, we don't know you." He was addressing his words to the gallery, and Booker T. Wash- ugton, who sat there, led the ap plause which greeted them. A conspicuous feature of the re cent G. A. R. parade in Cnicago was the carriages containing the colored contingent of the "Sav iours of the Union." They were cheered all along the line, yet at that moment negro biick layers could not get work on Chicago buildings, because the Brick Lay ers Union said they could not. These facts are all notorious, and are testified to by white and black alike. There is but one place in America where the negro, for whose welfare Northern Re publicans are so' solicitous, may find ample and unrestricted oppor: tunity for work; the South" is the only place where this "American laborer" is "allowed the privilege of earning the reward of honest toil." 1 We fail to see why some of our Democratic spell' binders do not break away from their imperial ism refrain, for an hour or so, and call down such palpable frauds as Roosevelt, Davis, and their kind. It is questionable if we shall ever see the day when a Demo cratic Convention will have nerve enough to make a positive declara tion against pension abuses, with the determination to ms,ke good its words. Of course no one ex pects the Republican party to commit suicide in any such patriotic cause. Mr. McKinley felicitates the country generally upon the fact that Congress "has enacted bills for the most liberal treatment of the pen sioners and their widows," and gloats over the fact that the gov ernment expended for pensions in 1900 $140,877,316, as against -a beggarly sum Of f 139,394,929 in 1899. He does not make the spe cific promise, but, if re-elected, he may be depended upon to do all in his power to make the sum $150,000,000 during the next four years. When one looks at the great, lusty, beer swigging devils who overflow the "Soldiers Homes" throughout the country, and thinks ot the millions of mon ey out of which the American peo ple are annually defrauded on this score, one instinctively thinks of the greatest man the Democratic party has produced since Jefferson. If America is ever fortunate enough to have another president with Cleveland's common sense and backbone, we may see some reformation ot these abuses, but not until then. The Republican party fattens on them and the Democratic party is afraid to tackle the job. Meanwhile the G. A. R. helrm alomr the cause bv making' of itself, as Puck said, several years ago, "an institution for the encouragement oi mendicancy.and a political machine by which the United States treasury is sys tematically robbed. " Books and Magazines, Modem Book Selling Methods The old style of can vassing for books has about passed away, for all except the cheapest editions. With tho general demand for handsome volumes, and, a higher degree of skill in the bookman's art, has come the innovation in the methods of introducing such productions. You are notified by a neatly executed circular that your name has been suggested to Mess. So-and-So as a lover of good literature and fine books. You are told something of the merits of this particular work, upon which so many scholars have been on gaged for so many years, at a cost to the publishers of so much. You are requested to notify the pub Ushers, if you really are fond of books, and they have not been de ceived in regard to you, and per mit them to interview you through their Mr. Blank. You do so, and you are lost, nine times out of ten. Mr. Blank proves to be a sty lishly dressed gentleman, with a Vandyke beard and a diamond breast pin. He is thoroughly posted on general affairs, as well as on the books he is going to sell you, for that is what he is going to do. He does not parade his views in any ostentatious manner, not he He relies solely upon methods strictly of tho suaviter in modo type, rarely resorting to the forli ter in re. He gently leads you on, until presently he has secured your valuable autograph for his col lection, and, merely for vulgar form's sake, your name to a con tract extending over a greater or less, period of your natural life, The trick is done, and he de parts with a pleasant smile. The Chewing Guml Habit. In the Popular Science Monthly for September, Dr. R. E. (J. Stevens comments on the chewing gum habit. He digs up an extract from a translation of Co lumbus' letter on the discovery of America, written March 14, 1493, wherein the discoverer enumerates the articles which he could bring from the uew lands, if assisted in prosecuting his voy ages, tie mentions "as mucn oi spices, of cotton, of chewing gum (which is only found m Chios)," etc. Tho Chios referred to was an island in the Grecian Archipelago, and the reference would indicate that it had had, up to that time, and perhaps for some thousands of years anterior, a monopoly of the business of furnishing the then known world with this delectable article of commerce. W ho knows but that there then flourished a gigantic gum trust! The habit must have spread to and become popular in all the court circles of the world, and possibly the Queen of Sheba, and Cleopa tra later on, were among its de votees. The American girl is at least guiltless of any innovation, in her indulgence aloof; this line. Under the title "Catholics and American Citizenship," in the September North American Re view, the Rt. Rev. James A. Mc Faul, Bishop of Trenton, discuss es the vexed questions touching the education of Catholic children in the public schools. Taking the ground that the requiring of at tendance by such children upon schools in which no religious in struction is given, or where the re ligious instruction is contrary to the Catholic faith, is in contraven tion of the constitutional guaran tys of religious freedom, he pre sents a very fair argument in sup port of his contention. The Bish op thinks that the Catholic church is officially discriminated against in many ways, claiming that with a population of over ten or twelve million Catholics and eighteen or twenty million Protestants,he fiuds but three chaplains in the navy and four in the army of the Catho lic faith. He again denies that he advocated, either in his Boston letter or Trenton address, the for mation of a Catholic political party, as was asserted at the time. On account of lack of space here, we cheerfully publish in an other column, without either com ment or editing, a communication from Dr. Joseph Bogen. ,,,,Ctops.,. There has been absolutely no change worth noting, during the wenk. in the cotton crop. This is equally true of tho county, state and South. As picking progresses, we be lieve the shortness of the crop is being developed, and we are con vinced that three more weeks of tho gathering season will demon strate that a trade needing eleven million bales of American cotton, will have to do the best it can on a supply not exceeding nine and one half to three-quarters. Notwith standing this, we believe a grower is foolish to refuse present prices, or to, in the least degree, hold back cotton. To accept the advice so freely extended, and follow such a course, we oelieve would be unwise in the extreme, while to Iermit the trade to receive the im pression that this is being done could affect prices in only one di rection. It is of course idle to make suggestions on such a sub ject, for each man will pursue the course best suited to his needs or ideas, but to our mind tho sen sible way in which to market cot ton, any year, regardless of price, is to put it on the market easily and ' naturally, without an eitort either to hold it back or rush it. The man who does this, and then sells it as he gets it in, is bound to get the average price oj the season, and that is better than holding for a possible rise, and taking all the chances on a decline. What are all these oil mills go ing to do for seed this season? With four mills in Greenville, and four or five within reaching distance, up and down the Valley road, and about the same number on the Southern, right in the midst of a bopa fide short crop, even if cotton is all going to seed, it looks right and proper that we should be able to get some little excitement injected into the situ ation. Of course we all know that the price of products doesn't justify even the price mills are paying, at this writing, for raw seed. It nevei docs. But what are oil mills erected for, if not to contribute to the general gaiety ot a planter's ex istence ? There is no excuse for either a "gigantic trust, capitalized at mil lions, and grinding the face of the poor," etcetera, to keep on grind ing, and no reason why an "iu dependent concern, operated sole ly lor the benefit of the farmer," et cetera, should not put up the coin, both regardless of the "price of product," just for once inis season we want to see each one look pleasant and come across. V We understand that one of the oil mill gins in Greenville has been equipped with an American Cotton Co's. round bale press. We have never been an advocate of the round bale, as a plantation press, thinking it wiser for the planter to let the new system pass the experimental stage at the ex pense of other people, before adopting it himself. We have of ten wanted to see the round bale tested solely upon us merits, free of any artificial advantage, and this press, operated, as it will be, by the side of the square, will af ford this opportunity. The plant er has no sentimental attachment to the square bale, be will put his cotton into the shape that will command the best price. If the much advertised claims of the round bale are true, if it com mands a cheaper insurance and freight rate, needs no bagging, ties, storage or compressing, is m greater demand at the mills and brings irom one-half to three- quarters of a cent premium, in addition to all these other advant ages, here is the opportunity for our esteemed Democratic anti trust chairman, benator Jones, to shower his beneficence upon an appreciative community; for this is his own dear press, the one he pushes along solely because it is a good thing for the cotton grower. v e confess to having always been a doubting Thomas touching all these things' claimed for the round bale, but we are open to conviction. If a sample from this round bale nn be laid out on a table, by the side of one from the square bale, and in a fair market command the higher price, then we are for the round bale. We are somewhat curious to see what percentage of cotton ginned by this mill will be put into round bales. If its claims are true, there should not be anv doubt of the success of the experi ment here. JNO. R. BAIRD, President. F.'J.lttiW" yiCB-PUKSIDKNT. J. 1) TheBaird-SmithC wholesale grocers, -DEALERS IN Grain, Provisions, Warehouse, on R. R. Ttacfi General Gffice, 23 Poplat Sfe; Prices Quoted on Applied GREENVILLE, - Ml Arc Headquarters for Lubricating Oils, BcltinJ, Steam Fittings, Packing a Lace Leather, Gin Supp! AGENTS FOR D I r 1 FIRST-CL THE FAMOUS HIGH-GF Stoves and Ranges Geis&Hood Hardware IN MYNEW STO: 331 Washington Aventte. v FRANKBINDE Didn't kndtb it Has Lot , f The ApplauieoitkeV the man deserves whose t has enabled him to te' ruins of his incineredl; a new and modern one' his property insured, t is wise will not lay his h; . to sleep in the home ttati sured, when I will place; in the best companies l sum. HENRY T. IREYS, JR., Fire, Life, Accident and Tornado M Greenville Grocer 5TO MID riKT 233 Washington Avenoe, GREENVILLE, .... 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