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THE POLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN
VOLUME II. DUCKTOWN, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1915. No. 16. DBETTAKV. SGTOM MA EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS A PROPHET is not withour honor, save in his own country, and Ham Patterson illus trates this point exactly. A FTER killing everything and everyhody they had ammunition for the' various factions in Mexico now favor peace. INDICATIONS are that Governor Rye is not in high favor with the rest of the Parisites that dwell in the county of Henry. SLOWLY, but surely, New York is becoming the financial center of the world and most of the countries are realizing it. SAYS the Globe-Democrat: "Columbus 'saw America first,' but didn't get as much of it as John D., who saw it much later." THE laboring man, when he hears of the won derful prosperity this country is enjoying, can not help wondering why it hasn't reached him. TJASN'T the limit of extravagance and snob bery been reached by the statement that a 3-year-old boy can not live on an income of $20,000 a year? WHEN the Knoxville Journal and Tribune says that 160 years ago Nathan Hale was exe cuted as a spy, it had better take another squint at American history. THAT is a fine galaxy of Democratic election thieves down in Texas, composed of white men, niggers and Mexicans. What has become of the white man's party? TALKING of joy rides, we heard of one who came home with the extra tire around his waist as a life preserver, saying he had been on the Lusitania when she blew up. THE change of the song "Tipperary" to that of "Onward, Christian Soldiers!" indicates that, English soldiers are taking a more serious view of the war than at its beginning. WITH an ex-Governor and three Congressman ready to contest Senator Lea's divine right to be United States Senator, there are some lively times ahead for Democracy. A DECREASE of $11,702,796 in the operat ing expenses of the 153 railroads of this country shows the reason why railroad men are feeling the effects of these good Democratic times. And of course they will all vote to con tinue them ! WITH the President in trim for sending sharp notes, no doubt he would like send one to the prospective Republican candidate for the presidency, warning him to keep off the grass. As his notes have attracted little attention in other quarters, no great amount could be ex pected of such a one. DOES the garden party recently given to the those Chinese by Secretary Bryan indicate that he is catering to that vote? TORTY-TWO persons in Texas have been in- dieted for conspiracy to corrupt an elec tion. Tennessee's time will come. GERMANY has offered to pay all damages for tbe Gulflight. Her eyesight has improved wonderfully in the past few weeks. WITH the only Democratic organ at the capi tal, Luke can afford to laugh at the ef forts of his "friends" to dislodge him. NOTE sent the United States by Germany and signed by Hon Herr Jagow sounds very much like it was written by a man with a jag on. WHEN your Uncle Joe Cannon said "there had been two d n many notes written," he voiced the sentiments of a multitude of people. TT IS said in Nashville that Luke Lea is help- ing Governor Rye make up his mind as to an extra session. T BEGINS to look like that State-wide demand for an extraordinary session of the Legisla ture has punctured a tire. TF LUKE LEA is not re-elected, next year, will Polk County be redistricted again, and be cause the "goods" were not delivered? N HOLDING Germany to a strict accountabil ity in certain matters, it can not be said that the President has obtained a strangle hold. THE way the President is talking to Mexico indicates that he is not overly-confident that any attention will be paid to what he says. V"OU can come as near making a silk purse 1 out of a sow's ear as you can to putting Polk County in the Democratic column, next year. I I U lican candidate for the presidency that they AM not a financier, says Secretary Bryan, their own anatomv to an awful iolt. 1 "but I have some very decided ideas con- o j j 'T'HOSE cowboys who went over into Mexico and rescued two kidnaped American lads didn't ask whether or not they were violating international law. ON THE basis of the gubernatorial vote in 1914, Shelby County will have about 150 delegates in the next Senatorial convention. Has Luke "seen" Ed? THOSE who are predicting a split in the Na tional Republican convention in 1916 will have their mouths filled with bitterness and their bowels with east wind. IF THE President is renominated, would the Democrats of the South who profess to be for nation-wide prohibition, vote for a Repub lican who favored such a law? RE Democrats so afraid of Hon. James R. Mann that thev find is necessary to circu late the report that he will be the Republican candidate for President in the interest of whisky? THE Memphis News-Scimitar says that the boarding house missus of Nashville are the only ones who want an extra session. Here is insult added to injury by ignoring Luke's wishes in the matter. LADY in the Bureau of Engraving and Print ing has handled $100,000,000,000 in clean cash in fifty years. No country editor would object to handling that amount of cash, even if it were slightly soiled. CHICAGO is to have a "prosperity exposition" in September. Of course a Republican mayor is some exhibit, but by putting it off un til 1917 a Republican President will add much to the gayety of the occasion. A cerning finance." And he is decidedly alone in the matter. THE requirement that a man sign an agreement to vote the Democratic ticket, next year, in order to get a political job in Polk County is not meeting the success anticipated. THOSE who are insinuating that "parsnip wine" is a product of Tennessee can be sure that it is not a product of the mountain section at least we don't call it that. THE President says that Mexico must establish a government that will deal with revolu tions as a business and not as a platform. Does he mean the Baltimore platform, for instance? THE unanimity with which the Administration is trying to get rid of Jlon. T. F. Peck leads the Nashville Banner to say that the selec tion of a Commissioner of Agriculture is like ly to be made most any midnight. A TARIFF law for revenue only is a law to close American factories, turning their em ployees into the street and substitute foreign products for domestic. Have these not been the effects of the Underwood tariff law? THE proposal that the teachers oL the State grade school papers for nothing while a bunch of "rough-necked" politicians draw a salary for doing nothing is an inspiration in keeping with the Democratic idea of economy. SECRETARY BR Y N has resigned! Fear that the last note to Germany might involve us in war led to the action. While saying that he regretted it, the haste of the President in ac cepting the resignation leads to the belief that it is otherwise. ....