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f? ft lt *1 :&"""" fcfc 3^ Jt.2 Ift' ppjyif '-4m-' «Sf" $• im %a& $#"1' :V\ •y similarity to those brought .up by ,Mr. Grogs of Wisconsin in ,the Republican national convention/ The Republican ctittvefition liissed'" Gross and voted his planks dotal. The Democratic convention cheered Bryan—and voted his planks down.... What is the difference? ''$£• -|§if With the nomination for president of James M, Cox, governor of Ohio, by the Democrats, American voters this fall will be called upon to choose between tWo candidates of remarkable similarity. Both Cox and the Repub lican nominee, Senator Warren G. Harding, live in Ohio, Cox at'Dayton" and Harding at Marion. Both are newspaper publishers both are fa vored by that clique, of international financiers popularly' referred to as 'fWall street." .... The story of Senator Harding and his nomination by the Republican con vention at Chicago was told in a pre vious issue of the Leader.. His sup port of the Wall street^ reactionary program in the last sessions of con gress needs no farther introduction or comment. Of Governor Cox, William Jennings Bryan, writing from San Francisco as the balloting was in progress, said: "It would be difficult to bring the Wail street crowd up' to a line so distinctly drawn. The most of them are with Governor Cox, who has wisely en trusted this part of his campaign to former Governor Harmon, who was the Wall street candidate at Balti more eight years ago, Mr. McAdoo and Mr. Palmer have some supporters amongst .this element but a man who is really under the control of the finan ciers is moved from candidate to. can didate as a pawn on a checkerboard is moved from square to square, ac-_ cording to the platrof the one who is playing the game." •fit *Wr 'iM mW1 W Sk* :xr ^li- ns W1 CONFUSION AIDS IN BOSSING CONVENTION j:. The same situation: existed at San .Francisco as at Chicago. A multi plicity of candidates was trotted opt to confuse the more "simple" dele gates, while entire delegations were shifted from one candidate to another by bosses who sat in "star chambers" in the ante-roomp and convention ho tels. When the delegates1 had ex hausted themselves and the candidates undesired were worn down, decisive switches in voting delegations were effected and the choice of the fraan ,-^ciers tfas nominated. Governor Cox is accustomed to rm¥ shouting for tariff protection. The farmer who supports the high tariff idea is certainly playing the other man's game for him and that other man is none other than our old friend, Does "Protection" Protect Farmer? Datus G. Smith Questions Benefits of Policy From, Stand point of Agriculture DITOR Nonpartisan Lead er: When it comes to foolishness the foolish virgins had nothing on the occasional American farmer who is today the "poor" American .manufacturer, tsiho used to plead that he was an in- ,a .is simply holding the bag. fant industry and then when he wasV.i.v, In the maifl the farmer's products grown so big that it was indecent to can not possibly be protected because any longer call himself an infant, told ,us it was a good thing for us.anyway, gtyto keep oxi feeding him protection pap. -y'KAnd for 40 years we have paid the ^gpiper while the wealth of the .ucked into the towiis by the aid off^inanufactarer and one for the farmer '•lyfhe tariff. Protection, tariff protection, means At the first meeting of the American simply, protection on the price—let us obeying Orders and fulfilling the am-'" bitions and programs of the financial and speculative elements. He was born 54 years ago at Jacksonburg, Ohio, and, having spent his boyhood oil a farm, his political preps agents will have colorful material for cam paign propaganda BOUGHT BIG PAPER ON REPORTER'S WAGE -He later became a newspaper re porter, in the days when $12 a week were considered as the makings of a week's- payroll, and while thus con nected with the Cincinnati Enquirer, his biography tells us, he purchased the Dayton Daily News in 1898, and also the Springfield Press-Republic in 1903, and organized the News league, of Ohio at the same time. With a powerful newspaper in Dayton, an other at Springfield, and with scores of smaller town papers toadying to the big Cox press, coupled with the assistance of the News league, Mr. Cox launched into politics for himself. In 1909' he was elected and sent to congress, serving until 1913, when he was elected governor of Ohio. "After serving one term he was retired to .private life, but in. 1917 he staged a comeback and again occupied the gov ernor's chair at Columbus. As a newspaper editor and publish er, Governor Cox has made no inno vations. His papers are not of the so called "reform" kind. They are re garded, rather, by his profession as of the New York Times-Chicago Trib une-St. Paul Dispatch Minneapolis Tribune stamp. Different, though, it is with Senator. Harding's paper. It is located in too small a city to come in the Cox press classification. Sena tor Harding's paper in Marion has the reputation" of supporting almost any thing the big Republican machine newspapers advocated, the same as has its owner, the senatpr himself.. Farm Bureau federation one of the*, »ot forget it. high officials, just elected, gave somelj&tj DATUS G. SMITHfj^ intimation of an intention to root for Blanchard, N. D&^s Both cater to the satfie element for financial support, in private life as well as during the campaigns. The East already scents a. flow- of cam paign. funds. That a "huge" barrel will be tapped in Wall street is little doubted, and from, that same "barrel" the coin will flow tp Ohio, to Dayton and to Marion, figuratively, but, ac tually, the same crowd will spend equally huge sums,, on both Harding and Cox in a farcical campaign. Both are satisfactory to the international financial ring, so t}ie voters may have the choice 'of selecting between two evils, one carrying a label "RepubJ^-. can" and the other "Democrat." & *2 "protection" and now I see'a leading western farm journal in its business section actually proposing that steps be taken to limit general imports be cause some things are likely to be im ported that the fanpaer has to sell. It is true tjiat protection is made »real on some few things, and only a few, that the farmer grows, and we shtald have what little help we can get in that way, but in the great run of the protection business the farmerVpart rival products are not imported, while about everything he has. to buy is in creased in price by the "protection" it carries. It is a 16-torl plan—sixteen for the Titself V'.v Herschel Knotters are made to fit McCor mick, Deering or John Deere binders, for' small grain or corn. Send today tor PAGE NINE ADVERTISEMENTS Ties Airy Kind of- Twine Perfectly HE Herschel Binder Knotter automatically adjusts to any size or diameter of twine. With under size, oversize or even twine, it makes a double ©r triple strands. It discharges a knot of two or three strands as easily and readily as knots of a single strand. Whfether flax or hemp, hard or soft "twine, the Herschel Knotter ties the knots securely. It never missies. 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