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ffttt DAILY PUBLIC LEDOBft MOHDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, Iflld THE DAILY PUBLIC LEDGER I'nhlUhirt Kept Ml, fourth of inly, Thinkrl Inv and t'hrMtms bj the I nlifi i I'uhlNhinir ompsnj, MstmIIIc, Krntnrky. Local ami Ixinu I)latanr Telephone No. 40. Office Public lclprer llulldlnft Kntereil at the Msynvlll Kentucky, Poatofflce aa Hecond-claaa Mall Matter. For President Charles K. Hughe of New York. For Viee-l'reaideijt Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana. For Congressman A. J. Pennington of Carter County. YOU CAN T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME The Kepnliliran l'nMiril Association. Ilirollgli its IVcsiilcnt Hon. .Innal ha n lloiinic Jr., toilax gnvc out the following statement at its Wnsliinglon I li'iid(iiarterH : "The so-called ' Wood row Wilson Inclrprndrltl IsiefeM1 lm re ti llered its lender poor s-rvirr liy lneiiiir on its stationery the follow ing jumble of meaningless words quoted from a letter written by President "Wilson i "'The rapport of independent men whose conviction I nksn ami whose pwrpowi are my perposca also gives me the greatest eneou: agemeni not only, hut makes Me feel that the political pioeesses of the country are clearing for ;i new and none effective combination in the work of advancing all reasonable reform toearly conmrnation,' "That whole scnlencc does not contain a word, phrase or clause that, means any thing definite or specific. And the authoi did not mean thai it should It was a glittering generality penned for the purpose of pleasing somebody without binding himself to anything in particular or binding himself to any policy or principle "Nor could We expect that it would be written otherwise. Mr, Wilson speaks of 'independent men' but there never was a more con stant. partisan than he. He spenks of 'convictions 1 share.' when1 every citizen ot the United Mates knows lie Baa no conviction that he will not .surrender over night if expediency requires. He savs that, the 'political processes of the country lire clearing.' but he knows that his own party in Congress is endeavoring, through tin secret caucus, to force the enactment of legislation that has in reality only a minority support. His reference to reform is qualified by the word 'reasonable,' which leaves him to be the judge of what is 'reasonable reform.' If it docs not meet his approval, it is not ' reasonable!' reform. "If Mr. Wilson wanted to say something that would have some meaning in it, be should have written it this way: "The support of independent men, whose desire for an economical and efficient administration 1 have satisfied ami whose aapirationa for a national dignity and prestige I live brought to a full realization, also gives MM the greatest en couragement not uily, but makes me fee that I served then Well when I drove the importers' lobby awny from the capi tal, insisted upon the enactment of an A riean Firsl tariff law, induced (he members of my party in Congress to abolish the seexct legislative caucna, success!' n 1 1 y urged rcducttion of taxation, enforced llict observance of the civil service law. and shed the light of pitiless publicity upon all the in tricate workings of the people's government. "Mr. Wilson did not issue that sort of a statement beeauat would have been so manifestly and whollv false as to destrov rapidly diminishing chance of re-election. Therefore, instead of sav ing something with a definite meaning, he called into play his un paralleled gift of handling words, and produced the jumble above quoted. He may fool a few people, but not many. 2 M I IV YORK I I I I Ml r (Kroiii Our lingular Correspondent ) ItsnleK True to r'nrsi According to rcporta from New Hampshire and Maine, Joseph ua Daniels la runnlne true to form In It In hamllina: of tne I'ortainouth Navy Yard. Kepubllran workmen, residents of both states assert that a system of esplotiase has been adopted which Is designed to In timidate Ham at the polls. They in slat every effort will be made to mark the SMS who vole the Itrpulil Iran tick et the Maine election, and that all who voted In the Iteiiiibllcan primaries in New Hampshire on September 6, have lean marked, and that there an' broad Intimations that those who air.' not loval to the party In power will feel the results when employes arf Inid off. after the election. There has never been an opportunity to exhibit favoritism or show hostility to "those not loyal to the party in power" in the Navy Department which Secretarv Daniels has failed to avail himself of for which reason the contentions of the operatives in the Portsmouth Yard are received with more credence than they mliilit he otherwise As t'ol QaajVga Harvey says: "A vole for Wilson Is a vote for Daniels." Korali fjtafcl Out- "We have criiiKcd and crawled, we have humil iated ourselves, debauched our Gov ernment, discredited union labor and MttSd nothing. In these stinnitin words Senator Morah expresses the opinion, shared but not voiced by a large number of his more hlmorous colleagues, he entertains regarding the railway wage bill which Presi dent Wilson has just forced Congress to pass. That this bill will prove only the beginning and that no man can foresee where Iks end will he is the (.pinion of many members of Congress By a curious coincidence, three M New York dailies announced the pas sase of the railway wage bill with striking similar headlines. The World (Democratic) said, "Public Must Pay for K-liour l,aw," the Times, (Demo cratic! "Public Musi Pay say Railway nu n;" the Tribune t lndependeit-!tc-pvblleaa) "Public Must Pay for 8 litiiir l.aw." Freight rates will be In creased, but probably not until after the election Then ever Shipper ol u limit , . live stock, etc , and tt erj buyer ol machinery will learn "who pays the freight." MY 6oM, WMEM MX) mRRY. POnV CrtooSE: A WIFE OF "flE ecT lriAT tVOW EvAPENTiY HAS - urF6, Wr,eB5TGF A FALLING, Bu THIS IHolf.HE j H ir,3 K ,J words would have plica Ha been still more up-' death bed conversion of Mr. W ilson experienced only on the eve of the rational election, us shown in the cuse The New i of the duly on dye-stuffs and the SMS that there is . tion of a tariff commfssfon, does not another opportunity for President 'deceive him in the least regarding the nattier Opportunity York Tribune contends Wilson to settle a strike on the oft attitude of the Denioeiucy on this it hit OUR MEXICAN ANOMALY (Jen. Punaton'a common sense request to have the Penning ex pediation withdrawn from .Mexico has not only set official Washing ton by ils ears, but has also drawn forth the amazing reason for the continued presence of our troops on .Mexican soil. This situation has no justification in international law. Car ranza's own inability to destroy Villa's power fully justified our tin- aeriaKing me i.isk. ma menaced us even more than lie menaced i ruary Carranza. But Gen, Funaton now informs his chiefs in Washington that the Pershing expedition can serve no further military purpose by remaining in Mexico, Immediately oflicinl Washington lets it be known that Funston has upset an admirable situation and smashed the administration's political lever. The Austrians thought it desirable to use just such a lever on Serbia. The result is notable. Oar only lawful excuse for keeping thousands of troops in Mexico has passed. We cannot maintain I United State s garrison in .Mexico to coerce Carranzu. That is tinned intervention. And we have no possible right to exercise armed in tervention so long as we continue to give ofAeial recognition to Car- ranza. Armed intervention indicates war: continued diplomatic tela tiona indicate peace. We cannot be both at war and at p. ace with Mexico. The Washington government has pined itself in a position Unite as iinjiistable as ils original "moral intervention" to oust Hucrta. We shall never bring matters in Mexico to an ordered state until we ourselves observe scrupulously the rules of international law, and until WC mulch our good intentions with common sense. Moston Ibrald. Kdis.ui utn Help wBssn Taos, a Bdlson, visard of electricity, has an nounccd his purpose to support Wil son. Mr. Kdison would, indeed, be an ingrate if lie did not do so. Those who recall the extent to which the Navy Department under Mr. Wilson has patronized Mr. Kdison and bought his inventions, going to the extent of fitting navy submarines with Edison batteries even before those batteries had been tested out, will not be sur prised at Mr. Edison's determination When the K-2, in which an Edison battery was installed, generated was which killed a number of the sailors, I here was emphatic protest from of ficers against the turtle i use of these batteries satll they hud been further investigated and proved safe, but Sec- Daniels promptly utilized his military authority to suppress the fucts und save Mr. Kdison from mor tification and loss, no change was made in the policy of using Kdison In ventions to the utmost In naval con struction. Kven if the cynical French definition of gratitude, "a lively ap preciation of favors to come," be ac- jcepted, there is every reason why Thee. A. Kdison should support VVootl- row Wilson. Mr. Kdison doubtless ap I predates that " a vote for Wilson is a vote for Daniels ' the election. It is the strike of 1 iron miners in the Mesaba range. These men struck for $3 for eight hours work, and bi-monthly pay days. They have suffered hardship uy a result, of their strike and their fam ilies are enduring great privation. The Tribune points out that with the pre cedent established for the setiement of strikes by Congress, at the direc tion of the President, enacting legis lation compelling employers to pay the wages demanded by their employes the Iron workers should rush Hill Haywood, Bllaabeth Onrley Flynu ami Arturo tliovannitti to the White House, before Congress adjourns, that they should explain to the Presides' the demands of the men and the num ber of voters in the organization known as the Industrial Workers of tin VVoi li. routed him of the close ap proach of the presidential election and, Willi the added force of a graph description of the privations of th miners' families, they would experi lease BO difficulty in inducing Mr. WiJ son to order Congress to enact legisla Hon directing the mine owners to pay $:i for an S-hour day Mr. Wilson could not now logically refuse the question which he regards as a lunila- 'mentul in the economic structure of (the nation. The press reports on Mr. Hughes' speeches in the west have been somewhat meager, hut none who have heard him or read the actual text of his speeches can have the slightest doubt as to the importance which Mr Hughes attaches to the question ot a tariff B dsq, eats to protect American industries and American worklngmen from the competition of foreign pro dveere und manufacturers. On tho Pacific coast where, despite the En POpSSa war. the effects of Japanese, Chlaeoo and Cased iss competition made pcsslbis by the I nderwood hill have been sorely felt, Mr. Hughes' tariff utterance were received with llic utmost enthusiasm. RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT will Bui For Not tiie most enthuaiaatic oppouenl of President Wilson want to detract in the least from liis record ot accomplishment while making up the books, why not keep the record at might I example, the provision in the Clayton law, declaring that human la bor is not commodity, was put there by Senator Cummins of Iowa whom the Democrats scarcely will claim as a supporter of Wilson. The amendment to the constitution of the I'nited States, providing for an income tax, was introduced by a Republican Senator, am! me! its main opposition in Democratic states. The Class banking law is the Ablrich luw but slightly modified. As to peace with Mexico, the invasion of that country twice by armed forces of the United State und the pn sei of 1'aMMHI soldiers of the I'nited States along the boarder now is a fan illustration of the pacific methods employed. And Secretary Lansing very recently informed Kngland that tin presence of an armed force near the frontier is to be eouustrued ouly ua a hostile act The more the list of the administration accomplish inents is paraded, the 'ollower it appears. Omaha Hie Hughe Speaks Out (buries K. Hughes spoke right out In BMetSsa ugatu at Lexington. K , following bis first denunciation of the railwuy wagi law al .Nashville "We have a new spirit ubroad in these recent days in America," said Mr Hughes. "It is the spirit that demands legislation in advance of liivesllKatiou. It is the spirit that demands Kxecullve action und Legislative uctlon in advunce of an examination of the facts on which such action should be based. It is tin spirit which says 'Legislate now am! investigate afterwards.' It is the spir it of force. It i not American." Mr Hushes does not purpose to permit the Amerlcuu public to forget that Presi dent Wilson has betrayed the cause of arbitration, and sacrificed fundamen tal principle or Americanism to the fancied promotion of his own political fortunes That by bis course Mr Hughe bus iujected a new ana - pow erful issue luto the campaign is the convict ion of New York obaervera, both partisan and non-partisan. "Any part) which vurreudcr fuiidsmeiitsl principles to the exigencies of the hour is courting defeat," declared Senator I aderw,od. debating the deficiency revenue bill. Mr Cuderwood was dis cussing the cluuse liK'reasiiig the du- s New York Views It Discussing Mr. Hughes' denunciation of the cours of President Wilson is betraying tin cause of arbitration, the New York Herald, (independent Democratic) says, "What is niateriul is that In hi .Nashville speech .Mr Hughes made an issue that might prove the overshad owing Issue of tills campaign. Koi good or for ill be disposed for all time of the assertion that he is 'Just another Wilson. The New York Kveiiing Post, an enthusi astic supporter of Wilson, discusses at length the position of Mr. Hughes un der the heading "A Man of I'nbending Rectitude " und declares that his stand "ma.N well prove the turning point in the campaign." "It was not owing to his special views on any particular question, but to Ills character ami rec ord us a public servant deserving of the highest trust, that he was prefer red above all other aspirants by the unmistakable voice of bis party," de cures the Post, and of his declaration i' adds, "There was in it neither blus ter or tine language: there wub in it simply that note of unbending recti tude wlin li has been the distinguish ing murk of his entire career in pub lic office." Practically all the news papers of the Kast either enthusiasti cally praise or grudgingly compliment the rectitude und m.iullness of Mr Hughes' stand Between the foreign policy of YVilsuu and tin latest las methods l""" bul , . ... . ,i. i, . , . , . My ss well have been referring to Mr ... v mini li n nil- oriiiiH lari 1H llu, . cu I IIOOIIICU IO iOI .il Norwich Dulletiu. Wilson s betrsysl of the cause of ar bitration Indeed, had be been tils Hushes the Protectionist At Kan sas City, as at other points along the line of his present tour, Mr. Hughes has made it plain to bis auditors that be regards the tariff aa a real, funda mental issue of this campaign. He Is couvlced that immediately peace is de clared in Europe the I'nited States will be confronted by a competition with wlin h it cannot cope unlets be fore that time the t'nderwood tariff tsw shall bsve been radically re vised. He has declared that the Hem ocratlc policy of a "tariff for revenue only" is ruinous to thii country even under normal times, and that under the conditions which will prevail fol lowing the war it will prove trebly so He bus declared his conviction that should the war eud before the t'nderwood law was replaced by a Re publican law it would "piuuge the country into the most critieal uo uouiic depression iu its history," aud be has made it perfect I v clear that the I'lie Issue There U s determined effort upon the pan of Vance McCor- mick, Democratic National Chairman to create the usuju'eealoa that there arc no real issues in this campaign; that President Wilson bus done well under trying circumstances und thut no cogent reason for making a change can he presented. According to Chair man Wiiicox, there is an abundance of Issues. They cun, he says, be all summed up In Hughes' epigram, "America first und America efficient." "1'nder President Wilson, Americu has never been fust, and America lias been woefully Inefficient," say-B Mr. Witi ccx." 'America first' means that the lives und property of Americans will be protected in ever) land and every elhne it means that the latorsota ni the Nation shull not he sacrificed to what the President may regard as Un political Welfare of his party and his own re-election. 'America efficient' means thut this nation will protect itx citizens and maintain their standard of living by an adequate protective tariff. It means that the revenues needed to curry on the Government will he raised without the Imposition of burdensome taxes on industry und on the people generally It means that public servants, whether they are to represent this country lu I'oregn cupl trls or in the greut domestic instru mentalities of the (iovermneiit, will be chosen because of their ability to perform their duties expeditiously und creditably, without burdening the pay rolls with three Incompetents where one ' tin 1 1 tit man could do the w o k and nut chosen simply with a view of furthering the political fortunes of til" occupuut of (lie White House. Mr Hughes' epigrum meuus that when any group or organization or citizens shull demand that their interests be con sidered before those of the people us a whole and special legislation enuded for their benefit, wqthout investinalion or deliberation, the executive shall put 'America first,' and not betray the cause of arbitration and compel Con gress to surrender its responsibility as a deliberative body, simply that In' may guiu the votes of a certain section of the body politic. In a word, Mr Hughes stands for 'America first and America efficient,' while the Demo cratic candidate stands for Wilson first ami political expediency ' That Ir the issue of this cuiiipaigu " It is the populur fud now to ultach a mii. in American Mug to the gout eud of your automobile. 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