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THE POLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN
, . L' ... -,J-J-i. ..... '- . i " - - ' " VOLUME II. DUCKTOWN, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMREB 17, 1915. No. 30. .. , , , - - ' - - t ; 1,1 " -" . ' ' ."" " - " " " ,"" ' - "" -1 EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS TSN'T it about time for Governor Rye to take some sort of a stand in the coming Senato rial primary? 'T'HEY are not making "good Mexicans" as A fast as many would like, but those few are staying made. nPWO jacks and a knave will probably be the A Democratic openers, next year, but it is not thought they can stand a raise. IT IS our guess that it will be a different set A of men who frame a tariff law that will bring prosperity to this country. 'T'HEY say that many many a man has digged A his grave with his teeth. But never during a beefsteakless Democratic administration. CAYS the Boston Advertiser: "A Governor is a man who has shown his commanding ability" but then, according to that, Tennessee has no Governor. VER in Bradley County, they are trying to T discredit the testimony of certain men on the ground that they are ex-deputy sheriffs and Republicans. HE Democratic deficit in July was $16,000, ' 000 while in August it was only $15,000, 000. Really, we believe the Democrats are getting economical. AFTER Polk County has been promised to f Luke IIea and all of us working so hard to this end, it is unkind for anyone to throw cold water on the scheme. fXF COURSE, if a Republican has been serv- the Democrats for the past five years they ought at least promise him something. But what does a Democratic promise amount to? TT IS noticeable that a few penny-a-liner writers speak of the tariff as a platitudinous ques tion, but, fortunately, they never rise to the point where any attention is paid to them. 'T'HE opposition to an adequate naval and army defense programme on the part of Demo cratic leaders indicates that they are afraid there will not be anything left to create jobs for "de serving Democrats." nPHE Vreeland-Aldrich currency law stayed a panic in 1914 without the expenditure of $600,000 in one year for useless salaries for a lot of barnacles and parasites. What have the Federal Reserve Banks done? SAYS the Houston Post; "Ham Patterson has formally, announced for United States Senator to succeed Senator Lea. There is con siderable political fur left in Tennessee and there is no reason to expect any delay in its occupa tion of the surrounding atmosphere." I 1 WHEN the women begin kissing Mr. Bryan then will the "dove of peace" lose a few of his tail feathers. THE recent election in Nashville seems to in dicate that her people are rather partial to men of the grafter type. 17 VERY time Woodrow writes a note to Ger--J many, she answers him by sinking a ship having Americans on board. CHARGED with trying to intimidate the ju diciary, Mayor Crump has troubles that will not be easily surmounted. N REFUSING that New Jersey indorsement, the President should not forget that sucn things may be scarce, next year. F THE Hon. Mr. Barnes is aganst the amend ments recentlv Dromuleated by the State constutional convention, the people will be wise to ratify them all. POLK COUNTY'S importance (to some) in the coming Senatorial primary may suggest to Luke the advisability of opening a branch headquarters here. INDICATIONS are that Governor Rye has got to come clean with the people or acknowl edge that he obtained his office under false pre tenses. Which will he do? WITH the farmer getting 6.2 less for his products and the consumer paying that much more than they did a year ago, it begins to look like somebody lied in 1912. F THAT "dear old rascal," Mars Henry, was rpflllv resnonsible for sending benator VV. O. Bradley to the United States Senate, he is entitled to the thanks of the people of Kentucky. WHEN the patrons of National banks come to realize that they are expected to pay that $600,000 spent for useless salaries, velvet carpets, mahogany furniture, etc., it may make a difference. K THE suggestion that Governor Rye do some thing to help the prosecution of the ouster proceedings in Memphis has not been warmly received, although he pledged himself to obey and enforce the law. NE of the bills that will come before the Congress will be to give greater sun- O T g port to more autonomy to the Filipinos. If a little more support were given to American in dustries it would listen better. TF THE money uselessly spent for the Federal Reserve Banks, the Industrial Relations com mittee,' and the creating of jobs for "deserving Democrats" was now avilable for a National de fense fund, a respctable showing could be made. I O TF THE Secretary of the Treasury has the right to advance money for the cotton planters, why can he not favor the railroads? WOODROW laid off seven more firemen on the L. and N., last week, several of them Coming to Ducktown in search of work. TSN'T it peculiar that the Governor, with a $20-, 006 fund for law enforcement, allows ten citizens to bear the burden in Shelby County? COMMISSION form of government, according to reports from Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis, is not a success in Democratic hands. THE polling of the vote in Coffee County is giving cold comfort to those Democrats who are making predictions on that Senatorial race. WHY are the cotton planters to receive money at say 3 when the Federal Reserve Banks are charging their customers all the traffic will bear. WERE the railroads as prosperous as in the days of Republican rule, the demand of employees for more money would not so often be denied. THE tooting of Democratic trumpets over the recent "great diplomatic triumph" has dwindled down until it sounds like the wail of a lost soul. THE modesty of the President in refusing in dorsements is on a par with his nerve in taking a nomination that rightfully belonged to Champ Clark. TF A few of the persons in Ducktown whose tongues are working overtime will take a day off and learn what is being said about them it might help some. THE greatest trouble with organizing a Wood row Wilson club down at Chattanooga seems to be conviction that they have had about enough of that gentlemen. "THE special interests that rob the consumer A by capitalizing high tariff." Will those who were burned by this Democratic claptrap get singed again, next year? TWENTY-FIVE years ago, it would not have been thought possible to gathe together in one body men whose ignorance on the subject of railroads is as patent as that shown by the Interstate Commerce Commission. THE President, in acknowledging an invitation to address a teachers' convention at In dianapolis, said he had forgotten how to make "an educational speech. Does he imagine that any kind of a speech he might make would con vince the people that he knew what he was talking about?