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Volume XXV.
Monroe City, Mo., Octossr 3'., IA2.
Number 32.
Scratch "YES," Leave "NO" on Amendments Number Six and Seven
"Protection" That Increases
Price of Everything You
Yoodrow Wilson's Message to the American People
No Escape From Extortion of Repub
lican Tariff Law In Any Corner of
the Household or the Farm.
Here are some of the rates of tariff
taxation In force as a reBult of the Re
publican party's violation In 1909 of
Its pledge to ravlae the tariff down
ward and of President Taft's vetoes,
when Democrats did reduce these du
ties. Does the consumer wonder why the
cost of living Is high?
Rate of
Carpet, woo! 66
Carpet, cotton or flax 80
Carpet. Ingrain 64
Carpet, tapestry 64
Furniture, plush W
Furniture, wooden 85
Looking glass, common 45
Window curtains 60
Common wooden bed 85
Commonest blankets 65
Feather beds 60
Wooden chairs SS
Cast Iron bed H
Sheets 41
Mattresses 10
Flannel underwear ft
Ready made clothing; 65
Rats of wool 86
Knitted foods H
Cloaks 65
Shawls j 96
Jackets .. 66
Beef ....
Sugar 66
Rice 6S
Errs US
Chccae 65
Bait 104
Lemons 79
Starch 67
Commonest glassware On
Commonest chlnaware 55
Average cutlery 65
Commonest stoves 45
Commonest tinware 45
Common yellow ware .. 45
Rorub brushes 4A
Matches S3
Payne bill.
Per cent. I
Bridle 35 I
Harness . 55
Backhand 3" '
Hames S5 1
Plow 15 I
Bolt IT to 60 I
Traoe chains 4", I
Clips 45
Clevis 4.V
Washers 6 to 10 I
Rivets 46 !
Rlngrs 45 .
'Buckles 45 I
Bits 35 I
Grass rod 45 i
Heel pin 45 1
Plow lines, hemp 19 to 23 ,
Plow lines, flux 'M to 0
Plow lines, cotton 45
Pow lines, leather R5 '
Horseshoes 6 to 23 :
Horseshoe nails 11 to
Hat of fur.j, 47 to 186
Hat of straw ts
Hat of wool w. SG to 100
Leather cloves 60 '
Sheep gloves 6 to 81 1
Kid gloves 39 to 61
Shirt, cotton 60 to 64 !
Prayers, cotton 60 to 64 i
BtocltlnKS, cotton .'. 60 1
Stockings, setvedged 60 to 65 .
Coat 40 to 76 !
Coat, wool 56 to 94
Ready made coat 64 to 60 '
Ready made clothing............. 46 to 82 '
Collar buttons (0 1
Studs 60
Necktie SO j
Diamond Free 1
Pearls FT I
Shoes K
Bone buttons 80 to W7
Born button ........ 6 to 81 i
.Ivory buttons 60 j
Part buttons 67 to tU
Sea Girt, R. J. , Oot. 19, 1912.
To the Voters of An-erloa:
I am glad to have an opportunity to state very
simply and directly why I am seeking to be elect
ed President of the United States. I feel very
deeply that this is not an ambition a Dan should
entertain for hfs own Bake. He must seek to
eerve a cause, and must know very olearly what
cause it is he Is seeking to serve.
The cause I am enlisted In, lies very plain
to my own view: The Government of the United
States, as now hound by .the policies which have,
become characteristic of Republican administra
tion in recent years,, is not free to serve the
whole people impartially, and it ought to be set
free. It has been tied up, whether deliberately
Or merely by unintentional development, with
partioular interests, which have used their pow
er, both to control the government and to con
trol the Industrial development of the country.
It must be freed from such entanglements and al
liances. Until it is freed, it cannot serve the
people as a whole. Until It is freed, it cannot
undertake any programme of social and economlo
betterment , but must be checked and thwarted at
every turn by its patrons and masters.
In practically every speech that I make, I
put at the front of what I have to say the ques
tion of the tariff and the question of the trusts,
but not because of any thought of party strategy,
because I believe the solution of these ques
tions to lie at the very heart of the bigger
question, whether the government shall be free
or not. The government is not free because It
has granted special favors to partioular olasses
by means of the tariff. The men to whom these'
peoial favors have been granted have formed
great combinations by which to control enter
prise and determine the prloes of commodities,
they oould not have done this had it not been for.,
the tariff. No party, therefore, which' does not
propose to take away these speolal favors. and
prevent monopoly absolutely in the markets qf the
country sees even so much as the most elementary
part of the method by which the government is
to be set free.
The oontrol to whloh tariff legislation has
led, both in the field of politics end in the
field of business; Is what has produced the most
odious feature of our present political situa
tion, namely, the absolute domination of power
ful bosses. Bosses oannot exist without' buslr
ness alliances. With them politlos is hardly
distinguishable from business. Bosses maintain
their oontrol because they. are allied with men
' who wish their assistance in order to-get oon
traotsr in order te obtain epeoial legislative
advantages, in order to prevent .reforms which
will interfere with monopoly or with their en
joyment of special exemptions. Merely as pollt
leal leaders, not backed by money, not supported
by securely intrenched special interests, bosses
would be entirely manageable and comparatively
powerless. By freeing the government, there
fore, we at the same time break tfee power of the)
boss; He trades, he does not govern. He ar
ranges," he does not lead. He sets the stage for
what the people are to do; he does not apt as
their agent or servant, but as their director.
For him the real business of politics is done
.under cover.
The same means that will' set the government
free from the inf luenoes whioh now constantly
oontrol it would set industry free. The enter
prise and initiative of all Americans wou.li .
substituted for the enterprise and Initiative
of a small group of them. Economlo democracy
would take the place of monopoly and selfish
management. American industry would have a new
buoyanoy of hope, a new energy, a new variety
With the restoration of freedom would coma the
restoration of opportunity.
Moreover, an administration would at last bw
set up in Washington., and a legislative regime,'
under whloh real programme of sooial better
ment oould bo .undertaken as they oannot now.
The government might be serviceable for many
things. It might assist in a hundred ways to
safeguard the lives and the health and promote
the comfort and the happiness of the people ; but
it can do these things only if its aotions be
disinterested, only if they respond to publla
opinion, only if those who lead government see
the country as a whole, feel a deep thrill of
intimate sympathy with every class and every in
terest in it, know how to hold an even hand and
listen to men of every sort and-quality and
origin, la taking counsefcw.hat is to be done.
Interest must not f'ght against interest. Therw
must be a common understanding and a free ac
tion all together.
The reason that I feel Justified in appeal'
ing to the voters of this country to support tht
Demooratio party at this critical Juncture in
its affairs is that the leaders of neither of
the other parties propose to attack the problem
of a free government at its Jieart. Neither pro
poses to make a fundamental change in the policy
of the government with regard to tariff duties.
It is with both of them in respect of the tariff
merely a question of more or less, merely a ques
tion of lopping off a little here and amending
a little there; while with the Democrats it is
a question of principle. Their obj.ect is to cut
very special favor out, and out It out Just as
fast as it oan be out out without upsetting the
business processes of the country. Neither does
either of the other parties propose seriously tr
disturb the supremacy of the trusts. Their only"
remedy is to aooept the trusts and regulate
them, notwithstanding the faot that moat of thft
trusts are so constructed s to insure high
prloes, because they are not based upon effici
ency but upon monopoly. Their, success lies .in
control. The competition of more efficient com
petitors, not' loaded down by the debts created
when the combinations were made, would embarrass
and conquer them. The Trusts want the protection
of the government ..and are likely to get it if
- either the Republican or the so-oalled ' 'Progres
sive' r party prevails. -
Surely this la a cause. Surely the questions"
of the pending election, looked at from this
point of View,- rise into a cause. They are not
merely the debates of a oasual party contests
They are the issues of life and death to-a na
tion which must be free in order to be atrong.
TThat will patriotic men dot
Woolen knit underwear.
Woolen oloak ..,
Woolen Jacket ,
Woolen shawl
Woolen plushes
Salt ....
Jsress foods .......... ....i
Ol ores, leather
lOlorsa, schmaschen .....
Okrres, sheep .
Olevea. aid
W to H
S to 60
. 68 to 10
1 e W to 106
60 to 10
. 106
.....M.. M
. TO to 108
.. 60
IBM 81
89 to 60
rrecstwear gn
Jewelry en I
Dress facings 63 to 78 I
Cotton ribbon 4fl
Silk ribbon 50 to 6S
Kur hats 47 to 66
Straw hats 35 1
Won! hats J5 fn inn
Waterproof cloth 64
Jumping Jacks 85
Marbles 35
Firecrackers 97 to 227 '
Sugar plums ctt to ion
Chewlntc Rum I to 6t
False faces 65
Molasses 35
Castor oil 33 to 9S
Last the Br-by.
Should there be a Lby In the fam
ily he or she le not forgotten, b.it
pays 28 per pent, under the suIbo of
"Infant's food." His coWn pays 3.)
per cent, and the hearse 45; flowers
for the grave, 2" per cent., while the
Bible and the hymn books used at
too burial are taxed 2o per c cut
Tariff schedules have been made for
the purpose of keeping as large a
number as possible of the rich and In
fluential manufacturers of the country
In a good humor with the Republican
party which desired their constant
.financial help.
We don't want to disturb the Indus
try of the country, but to destroy the
control over the Industry of other peo
ple which these men have established
and which makes It Impossible that we
should give ourselves a free field of
The Republican party has practical
ly fostered the trusts. The Democratlo
party proposes to prevent monopoly,
and the third party proposes to take
monopoly Into partnership with the
government by accepting it as an In
evitable necessity and bringing it uti
der the regulation of law, making It a
legalised lusUtuiiou. . .
Standpat Managers Depending
on Prosperity Plea to Turn
Tide to Taft.
National Chairman McCombs Calls
Attention of Wilson Supporters to
Necessity of Meeting This Unjust
Democratic National committee,
New York, Oct. 16, 1912.
My De:ir Democratlo Friend and Co
worker: The success of the Democratic tick
et on Nov. 5 Is dependent wholly upon
the activities of you loyal working
Democrats. And we are depending
upon you with absolute confidence. I
know that the responsibilities are
heavy, but I further know that the re
sults will justify this confidence which
we place In you. The way to attain
the most effective results Is to have
each voting distrlot so thoroughly or
ganized that every Democratlo voter
will be brought to the polls on election
day and will vote the Democratic tick
et. When elections are lost to the
Democrats It Is generally because the
Democratlo vote has not been brought
out Will you surely see to It that all
your Democrats vote this year?
Senator Gore, who Is chairman of
the organization bureau of the nation
al committee. Is delighted and en
tataalaaUo about Uu way the real
Democratic workers are gemng int
the harness, and he feel this same de
pendence and confidence in you.
"Wolf! Wolf!"
I take the liberty of calling your at
tention to a line of attack on us that
Is being used by the Republicans, and
1 urge you to guard against and to
counteract in your district. They are
raising the false and wholly unfound
ed charge that Democratic success
will mean business depression. To
show you one way in which they are
attempting this line of fooling the
voters I quote a few sentences from
p. letter recently got out from their
C'hicu;o headquarters which they are
now sending the business firms:
"The campaign now In progress
has a diroct personal interest for
you. tTpon its result depends the
maintenance of the present busi
ness prosperity which the country
le enjoying. Why sacrifice present
prosperity for uncertainty and de
pression, which a tariff for reve
nue only would certainly bring?"
That these suggestions are wholly
false and are wickedly made to fool
the people is evidenced by the faot
that with the election a short time
off and with almost every reader and
thinker and political observer believ
ing that Wilson and Marshall will be
elected, yet practically every line of
business is showing extremely mark
ed activity. The railroads are placing
heavy orders for new rails and equip
ment, and their earnings are running
ahead of last year by many millions
of dollars monthly, wholesale houses
are having tremendous demands for
goods, the steel mills and factories are
full of orders, aud bank clearings show
heavy gains all over the country. This
intense business activity is due to the
fact that the business world knows
Governor Wilson will do Just what he
rays he will do. 1 1 ia record Is one of
complete fulfillment of his promises.
All well posted business men know
that Governor Wllsou'g taction will
help rather than disturb business, be-,
cause they have absolute confidences
that he means every word of It when'
he says:
To Fool the Voter.
I call your special attention to the)
fact of these evident conditions of
heavy business in the face of the very
apparent election of Wilson and Mar
t hall. What does this mean? Simply
that the legitimate business worl4
knows that the election of the Demo
cratic ticket means continual and un
precedented prosperity, yet in spite of
this the Republican managers make
this wicked attack, which, If It has
any effect at all, can be only to fool
the voters and to create worry and
hardship In the minds of some of the
people where there is no basis for any
feeling except that of happy anticipa
tion of better things to come when our
candidates are elected.
Give special attention to this line ot
attack in order that you may meet It
and overcome its effects. They are
writing these letters, putting their ad
vertisements in the papers and maga
zines and on the billboards with the
unholy purpose of falsely scaring peo
ple into voting the Republican ticket.
Please let me know at once If thesa
attacks are having any Influence among
the people or In any of the communi
ties where you have had occasion to
I myself and the national committee)
want to co-operate with you, and we
want you to help us bring about tha
greatest Democratic victory this coun
try has ever seen. We do this with,
the "full knowledge that Democratlo
victory will mean greater business
prosperity, greater demands for wage
earners and greater opportunities for
every person in our nation, with tho
exception of those who are now enjoy
ing special and unfair privileges under
the law. Sincerely yours.
Chairman Democratic National Com
mittee. From the New York Times. Oct. S1J
Gov. Wilson has not joined tha
Knights of Columbus. Gov. Wilson
will not Join the Knights of Columbus.
Even If he wished to join that organi
zation he could not He Is not eligible.
We say this for the information and
comfort of Thomas E. Watson, of At
lanta. Ga. In its issue of Oct. 13 th
Times said that Gov. Wilson Joined
the New York chapter of the Knights
of Columbus at dinner in celebration
of Columbus day on Saturday eve
ning. Joining the Knights at a dinner
commemorating the discovery of
America is not exactly the samo
thing as entering the membership ot
the organization. If Mr. Watson of
Atlanta, being invited to dine at a
friend's house, should linger with the
gentlemen at the dinner table for
cigars and conversation, he might
thereafter join the ladles, but that;
would not make him one of them.
Yet Mr. Watson, totally mlsundes,
standing and misinterpreting the re
port of the Columbus day dinner, per
mttted himself to be scared quite oat
of his wits at the notion that Gov.
Wilson had become a Knight of Co
lumbus, wit ft all that that Implies),
and he thereupon made the important;
announcement that he could no Rnge
support the governor's candidacy. Wej
hope he will be reassured, be calmed
soothed and quieted when he learaa
that his worst fears cannot be real-,
lzed. We suppose that It Is only la
wholly pagan countries that political
campaigns are free, from these little)
Nothing Is more unfortunate, nota
Ing Is more unwarranted than to thins;
of politics as a contest of classes, aa
i made up of interests In competition
: with one another and In hot opposition
': to one another. Wood row Wilson.
; A Difference.
( Howell Does he take things phllo-
1 sophlcally?
Powell Yes. but he doesn't pari
with them philosophically. Woman's
Home Companion.
j Appropriate.
! "I was reading out of the paper
to George today that halrdresslng was
to be more elaborate than ever."
"What did he say?"
"'Oh, rata!'"

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