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WHITE AND BLACKS
llAVK SOCIAL ?HMJAIATY 1HNNKH
IN NWW YORK.
White Women Sandwiched in Bc
tween Negro Mon mid Whit o Mon
Ret ween Negro Women.
Nothing in recent years lias so
stirred tho white people or mis coun
try as the "social equality" dinner
given lu New York on Monday night
week under the auspices of the Cos
mopolitan club.
The purpose of the dinner, and of
the movement of which it is u part,
?was, frankly und confessedly, to
break down Hie social barriers be
tween the two races, and the advo
cacy of Intermarriage, ox prosed by
.whites and blacks alike at this re
markable dinner, was greeted with
the loudest enthusiasm of the even
ing.
There weir uiuoty-three people at
the dinner, thc proportion of negroes
hoing about two to ono, while among
the whites were a large number of
white women, a DU i a ted with 'settle
ment*' work and socialism.
The seating arrangements were so
devised that n while woman Invar
iably snt between negro men.
A DKHIOKVIOI) PROMOTION.
Col, lt. W. Hunt .Mude Superintendent
ol' 'fra in Collectors.
The announcement contained hi a
Washington dispatch that Col. Robt.
W. Hunt had been promoted bj ?lr
Southern railway, being appointed
puperinlendenl ol'train collectors, was
welcome news to Iiis friends in South
Carolina, who feel that any promotion
given him ls deserved. Col Hunt was
for mun> years division passenger
agent of I he .Southern. with headquar
ters nt Charleston, and last year was
promoted lo the position of assistant
general piissputyu' agoni wlt'i head
quarters ti i Allanta.
The train collectors of tho Southern
railway have heretofore been und-r
the direct personal supervision of tho
auditor nt Washington, but in order
facilitate and iinpi'OVC He ir work
has been decided lo enlarge thc
ree and lo have I hem report di ce:
a Superintendent in charge,
Col. Hum has bad long experience
the passenger service of the So nib
il and winn it was decided to create!
o new oiilce of superintendent of
H........... i, . wa s decided upon as
Hil ne, il.
igton. I le began his new
riday. Col, I ! n?> ' 1
i ass? -
.. A ext
....? Afternoon.
As ii greed on by Ibo club owners
the State League towns. Hie South
andina State league season will op
l pu Thursday, May 7 and will close
ily :.'i> with 7 !I games played hy
ich of tho four towns. Thc fol low'
g is the schedule of gables for tho
.st week as arranged hy Secretary
. II. HoUBCUl!
May 7, 8, fl Orangeburg al S u ni
r; Chester al Rock Hill.
May ll. 12, Ki Slimier al OrangC
ng; Rock Hill at Chester.
[Such Ol tho towns in tho league
ls been wired by Secerlary Houseal
the effect thin the league will open
i Hu' 7til in coder thal the towns
ny be prep fl rod for thc event. In
linter lhere will bo "big doings'' on
to 7th. This is the big day o? the
i\ A. convention and oilier festivi
OS that have been arranged and it
probable hat then1 will be tl re
nd breaking attendance for Hie op
ting gil lilt1 til' Coe Slate I migu? -'ea
Mi. Kvciytliitig hhs been arranged
> that thc gnuie will not conlltct with
io other ports of the day's pro
gram me. ,
DKSI'KRATIO RAI 11,1',.
One Man Kills Another After Being
Shot Down.
Dr. ,T. 13, Garrison, shot and killed
J. D. Williams, an electrician for the
Consolidated Coal Company, at Flat
Creek, Ala., In a dmd in tho public
road. Previous (rouble bad existed
bid w een the men about family affairs
and when Williams saw Garrison he
asked him to wait a few minutes, and
.securing a pistol, shot Garrison down.
While on the ground, the latter shot.
Williams to death. Harrison is dan
gerously wounded.
Nov. Mr. Hearst no longer holds
communion with Democrats, is it
not time lie was called upon by the
Democratic National Committee to
resign as President of the League of
D?mocratie Clubs.
Ir a "reasonable number" of Re
publican members request it, Speak
er Cannon agrees that the bill for
free wood pulp and print paper will
be discussed at the caucus. That is
quite a concession from Uncle.Joe.
i
Lending; Money Upon Propel i v
As Old As Society.
PIUS ll. OPENED TUB ITRS i
Tho Mont do Plcte a (?rent Suecos* u
Purls-lt's Hun in tho Interest .?
the Poor Under Direct (Jovci'iv
nient Control, und ls a Hoon t<
lluinhle Polk.
Lending money ti pou property
great and small ls probuhly as old i.
htuuau society itself. Hut ii was u ?t
until Middle Agea that author. \
stepped in to prevent altases in tb h
connection and protect the tuasse.-'
of the people from usurer.-*.
lu the middle of the fifteenth cen
tury there was between the church
and the monarchs a third pow nr.
which; although it worked lu seer ot,
nevertheless dictated terms to th?
proudest nobles, This power was tm
purse of I he Jew.
lu 14U4 Pius ll. opened tito Hist
rflate Pawnshop in beautiful old
Perugia-that ancient cradle of art
on tito quiet Unibrlun Hills. lin
idea was to relieve tile peasants and
bumble laborers who unquestloiiabl>
often passed their lives in utter ser
V'itttdo to (lie money-lenders.
Tho necessary capital was obtain
ed by pious appeals to the rieh eui
noble, and In a lew years branch-i
wore founded in every city in Italy.
For generations thereat ter these os
lablishmonts were under chinch con
irol, but gradually they l?vame a
pa; i ol tin- public service.
The system took three eeiiturl is
le cross i he Allis into France, lt war
in 1778 thal M. Necker, tho lunion'
minister of Ixntis XVI. caused tin
first lantern of the Mont do Piete lo
bc hun}; out in Parts. Twelve yea?
later, however, the revolution brou?
OUt ami the constituent assembly le
elded to close up the short-lived
institution.
Naturally enough Hie old pawn
brokers ?ind usurers at once resum?
business and wei?' more extortion t
than ever, tho gnuie being now ?)
tlrely In their hands under peculiar
ly advantageous conditions. The!'
oppression Indeed became so gr?y
an evil thal the provisional govern
ment bad sense enough to restore t 1
now famous .Mont de Plele, as Ht.
??tate Pawnbroking Department >
France is called.
This vast national concern is ni'
.inti il iendS money at Ititi.
rivale person is allowed i
ll oj Ott goods in Paris or ii
.r par! if Frtiuce; This i
itbhopoty conducted as w>
.Vfth inacnino-iikc pi'?clsio.i,
.ni unseemly haggling, ?fi
nurry, no discourtesy and ito .lu
kindness. The .M<>>>t de Pate i.
deed with its auxiliar*, offices II
ivory quarter ol' tho "fereat city
Paris and "Succursales*' or brandie
throughout tho provluclal cities b
beyond doubl a vcr} real boon
millions of humbie foll;. it wu
take into safe-keeping ard MOI-;:
lio; stove of lin; street elitism it
seller at tho approach of spring
and lakes charge of Hu; ''fountain
ol' the Iced drink peddlei when chill
October warns him bin trade P M ai
. .nd. lt w ill l?nd Hie oui oi -u . .1
laborer sixty cents on his tools HM
he may go here ami there In scare
of employ mont.
The h ead qua rio?' of IMO Inatitutloi
are in the line des Plane M a 11 tea n \
and there are two great branches o
succursales, one in the Une hoquet
le, and Hie other ill lue Pne de lin-,
aliarte. The latter is the moro m
;>oi tant and is somewhat incongru
ousl> placed near Hutt nollie Instilo
(?on the Keele dos Peaux Arts. Om
enters through a passage leading ::i
io au opi-n court surrounded on ai
?dei ie. tin- various buildings ot 1 e.
Mom de Pie' e. i ht 1 ie le! i as y ?
titer, is lue depiii H?cht bf ' Hoga
nants." where the prosperous >.
deem their plodgOS. Next conies ft!
hall of "iCrigagenienht," where a..
des are received and beyond that *!u
Immense auction room where uni.
deemed pledges are sold.
Il ls curious to observe (hat .11
though crowds aro present in th
various departments, pledging, re
deeming or buying at am t ion Huh
is no nolso or excitement an I ' ci
t ?i i illy no confusion. It \a au ittixlo 1
crowd but a silent one which pas ?01
about tho countors of the reoolviu
department. Hero is an artisan o ,
ot work, a dry goods clerk, an din
gantly drosaod lady "pawning" he
sables instead ol' putting Ihe'U ind
cold storage for the summer. Th.
whole transaction ls looked 11 poi
ns most matter-of-fact, Par . ?!
handed across the counter are tak tn
lo an inner room to be valued lo
lite appraiser who never so much t
ROCS the applicant. Tho hist pal '<.
perhaps a christening sci of sip. e.
cup. fork and spoon. The valtlei
turns to his little weighing machine
weighs Hie silver, (est.; lt and lb).
passionately (alls out "Twenty five."
A malacca cano follows with a l?|
alleged to be gold. Il is rubbed on
a test stone, flicked with acid and
promptly denounced as an Imposte)
Diamond rings and brooches go
through most searching examina'
Hons. There ls no aontimont.
MAX-FATFHS OF THF DEEP.
Ocenn Tigers Thnt Aro Both Feared
and Hated by Seamen.
Imaging a whole school of 4,000
pound monsters swimming at rail
road sneed Ar. d ?A, tl) vost Jaw*
aimed willi lil rows of triaugalof
teeth that spring erect Uko snake
tangs when prey is struck In a light
ning dart! Such, says the New York
Press, are Hie voracious and dreaded
ocean tigers, the largest ol' thc man
ealing sharks, feared and hated ny
every seaman afloat.
I.asl year Hie Hritish cruiser Eu
rydice was al anchor off Santa landa
in Hm West Indies, and a party ol
marines were disporting themselves
in the sea around the great armored
walls. The ?Aaler was most inviting
for a swim, ami Petty Oflicer Henry
Ped ?as giving an exhibition ol' laney
diving lo his mates. Ills record was I
a full minute under water. They
watched him swim downward into
translucent depth, and glance along
Hu; mighty steed hull nearly -.ix
fathoms below, feeling Um velvety
moss ami weed as he went.
"'Sharks!-' the word struck terror,
the mere sight of racing, ku I felike
dorsals threw tho .helpless men into
a panic. Hut they were soon out of
harm s way, swarming up the sides
ol thu vessel. This took but a few
seconds. Henry Pell was still be
low. He had loft the Weedy hull,
however, and was swimming away
from her under water.
Suddenly he paused, about to
rise. Something vague and big look
shape a shadow or blur at (irs!
against Hu- lovely him-. Then a
mighty dun colored form, tigor
swli't in movement, maneuvered so
rapidly willi the peculiar side or
lateral swing to its great t?,?i dut
?he man seemed to in cot thu awful
creature race to lace. HQ could al
most have tombed the sharp, up
standing dorsal lin.
Pell knew ho was in frightful
peril. With sudden resolution ho
shot ii]*, ami as he did the terrified
monster sharks are notoriously
timid -swung its huge tail and swept
away in a p?rfoi t cyclone of mud and
sand.
(.nue on the surface thc man ne
held as ho know he would a little flot
illa of the fateful triangular lins. H<j
was perb;'.,>s 30
cruiser and ?aw
ed. Slowly and
atc splashing he
Now and then he
behind, and saw
lng shadow of
located him hist
creature. Now
sprint; level wit!
*.!>(> -Mil IIIKI'.IIW.II r>0 omi cl,),.
lug oui to the men in the approach
ing boat. Til.- immense shark, now
bolder, inoro determined, was lash
In? righi around him with Incredible
speed, i lluming the blue sea at tim
surfiiCc and narrowing lim circles il
each revolution, A terribie situa
(iou for a helpless man.
Once twice thl'lcu it (lashed .(.
vnsl jaws, only lo dari hack as Pell
splashed with the fury (d' despera?
lion. Hut (he boat was alongside! A
dozen ?'ager hands seized the swim
mer, while others attacked Hie mon
ster with boathooks and bayonets.
Put it was md to be denied, liven
as Pell was In tue Very act ol' bel ny
hauled over the side tho creature
made ono last plunge through Mu
water, dyed w it ii its own blood, an.I
snnppbd off the man's left leg above
tin- knee. Not all the efforts o? ch*
surgeons nf tho Eurydice could sava
him. fell died UOXl day.
These horrible creatures at laic
an enormous size -up to -10 feel, or
as large as some whales. 1 have
lieu a specimen taken oil' the Ht 'al
Harrier hind HG feet long. lt had
calen a horse thrown overboard from
til.. Pori Moresby steamship; and
ils serried rows ot fangs wore the
most dreadful sight 1 have ever he
hold. Some of them wore nearly 2
inches long and 2 Sic wide.
Tho Nco Conni ry Schoolhouse.
"Tho old country schoolhouse of
aol a. Pm.: tlgb (viii soon bo a rollo
ol thc past," said .lanie:. Tighe bl
Altoona, Pili, "Although one travel
lng I brough tho country sccs manj
of these nhl fashioned structures, ha
does not realize that they arc rapidly
being deported, and that a consoli
dated schoolhouse will be met with
farther up tho road. Those new
buildings are graded, and many have
i a vernl high school courses, so that
ono teacher now teaches only ono
(lass, whereas In tho old days tim
pedagogue taught everything from
the alphabet to Latin, of course,
lin- consolidated schoolhouse Is not
so convenient to all Hm children, :o
(hey have to go a greater distance,
but till of them ride to school now
adays. The com.ol ida ted school Ifl
much cheaper to the community, and
what the farmer saves In ta.xos bo
lints in sleighs and wagons, so that
bis Children may ride. Pupils can
also remain at (heir homo sch ads
much longer than they formerly could
and this is also a great saving. W'.t
may expect groat results from this
(bange, for the farmers with their
poor schools have turned out some
wonderful men. and they should do
even better under th-A HOW condi
tion?.' Washington Post.
Of all the boy workers In landon
newsboys are tho healthiest, barbers'
boys the most unhealthy-a tribute
Cn? This lie Tino.
Wc caw it stated in a letter from
Washington the other day that the
figures of the internal revenue bu
reau for the fiscal year 1907 show
that in the State of Virginia, where
saloons aro l c? n-ed i:i different cm
munities, then; were granted 2,857
licenses to retail liquor dealers. In
the State of Kansas, where the sale
of liquor is forbidden altogether,
but.where drug stores do a rushing
business, a total of 2,588 licenses
were granted to dispense liquor at
retail.
The population of Virginia is near
ly one-fourth greater than Kansas.
Licenses to retail dealers in malt
drinks like beer were issued in Kau
to the extent of 087, while in Vir
ginia the total was only 172. There
were 101 licenses to wholesale deal
ers of malt drinks in Kansas and on
ly 82 in Virginia.
The letter goes or. \o state that in
the State of Maine, where prohibi
tion has been upon thc books for
fifty years licenses to retail malt
liquors were granted to the extent
of 4(18 against 172 for Virginia. The
population of Maine is less than
half that of Virgina. In the the
State of North Dakota, where pro
hibition is State wide, retail liquor
dealers were granted licenses to the
number of 1,055 and yet North Da
kota does not have one-fourth the
population of Virginia. In the same
State were 850 men holding licenses
to sell malt drinks.
According to population there is
one retail liquor license in Kansas
for every -128 population, while in
Virginia there is ono license for ev
ery 794 people. In Maine there
is one licence for every i!Gl peo
ple while North Dakota makes
a worse showing than any the
others, by having one license to ev
ery 211 people.
According to the census figure in
1900 the deaths from drunkenness
furnish almost as startling figures.
For every 100,000 people in Maine
there were 2.10 deaths from drunk
enness, while in Alabama where sa
loons were then licensed, the figures
are 1.10. Kentucky, where booze
'.???5 ns free us water in 19(H), made
.g than Maine, the
. Can these fig
ul m Politics.
caption the Au
Mr. W. J. Bryan,
if tho Democratic
nt, has recently
j jured innocence that the talk ol an |
anti-Bryan corruption fund is for
political effect only. All the same.
j there is quite a lot of circumstantial
j evidence to provo that, money is be
ing so used.
lt must bi> considered that, from
prerent indications Taft is reason
ably sure of being thc Republican
I nominee. He is not very acceptable
to tho predatory corporations, be
cause it is believed that he will con
tinue the Roosevelt policies if elect
ed.. Ho is a weak candidate, because
thelabor vote of the north will go
heavily against him, and with Taft
thc Republican end ?date the Demo
crats stand an excellent chance of
electing their ticket.
Now it may be accepted that the
predatory corporations do not take
any more kindly to Mr. Bryan than
they take to Mr. Taft. They would
undoubtedly much prefer to have
some other man nominated who has
not such an anti-trust record ns Mr.
Bryan has by profession. In the
Democratic convention it requires a
two-thirds vote to nominate. If
more than one-third of ant i-Bryan
delegates should be sent to Denver
Mr. Bryan's nomination would be
hold up. There is a reasonable
chanco, in case the convention
should bo deadlocked, of a dark
house being chosen, and that would
put Mr. Bryan out.
During the past few days a mass
of 'itera? ure has been sent uni from
New York in the interest ot Govern
or Johnson's candidacy. This costs
money. So there is evidence of
ninney being spent to defeat Bryan's
nomination. Who is putting up this
money?
THE Democrats in Congress are
still demanding the consideration of
tho campaign publicity bill; a bill to
put wood pulp and print paper on
the free list, and the anti-injunction
bill. These measures aro insisted
upon by Mr. Williams, the Demo
cratic leader, as all part of the Pres
ident's legislative program.
Mn. Carnegie has given five mil
lion dollars more to his pension fund
for educators; but as long ns the
tariff protects the Steel Trust,
the money comes easy.
ThE Taft boomers declare it is all
over but thc shouting, but then "the
allies" claim Taft will not be nomi
nated, so there you Republicans
are, still up in the air.
REPUBLICAN Congressmen aro
still standing pat for the Trusts,
thc universal kick of the newspaper
publishers about the taril? protect
ing the tmner combine notwithstand
Brynn on First Itnllot,
The New York Herald, whose pol
itical forecasts are remarkably ac
curate and entirely impartial, esti
mates that Mr. Bryan will have 766
votes on tho first ballot at Denver,
or 113 more than the two-thirds
needed to nominate. Of this num
ber 217 have already been definitely
instructed to support Mr. Bryan,
and 548 are classified as "probably"
for him, these being- the representa
tives of States which have not yet held
conventions and of some which have
elected delegates without instruc
tions. In this list are included the
delegates from New York, who
were elected without instructions.
At the time the New York conven
tion was held it seemed that the del
egates from that State would be
against Brvan, but thc situation has
materially changed and the leaders
of the New York Democracy have
been frightened into support of the
Nebraskan by the great strength he
has developed, which he might use
to exclude them from representation
in the convention in the face of an
attempt to unseat them bthe yele
ment of the party that was outrage
ously excluded from the New York
convention.
"The Bryan sentiment in Illinois,"
says The Herald, "compelled Mr,
Sullivan to play fair, and while the
support given way have been some
what unwilling, it was nevertheless
given and will suiiicc. The result is
that in one day the entire Democra
tic situation in the United States
changed. Almost every State in the
Union that was wavering began to
trend toward Bryan." With the ex
ception of Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey, Massacheusetts and Minnesota,
all of the States which have as many
as twenty votes in the national ?con
vention are counted for Bryan.
Minnesota is, of course, for John
son, but as soon as his candidacy is
shown to be hopeless, the delegates
are practically certain to go to Bry
an, who has been extolled by Gov.
Johnson on more than one occasion.
Pennsylvania will probably be
against Bryan, but the supporters of
the Nebraskan have not yet abandon
ed the fight for the delegation.
rJow ,ler?ov ht>? ?hnwn !?nt i- RrVHTl
acted, but there is strong Bryan
sentiment in that State.
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa. Kansas and
Wisconsin, with an aggregate voting
strength of 15G in the convention,
have instructed for Bryan. New
York, with seventy-eight votes, is
practically certain to support him.
Alabama, Michigan, Mississippi,
Missouri, Now York, North Caroli
na, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin
ia, each with large representation in
the national convention, may he
reckoned for Bryan, and a troop of
States with smaller votes. The
Charleston Post, from which paper
we clip the above says "Mr, Bryan
might devote himself to Iiis plowing
entirely from now until the date of
the Democratic convention and he
would be called to the head of the
ticket. It is ridiculous to talk of
anybody else, and the thing for
Democrats to do now is to put in
their time shaping up for the cam
paign to elect Mr. Bryan President."
SENATOR Culberson, of Texas, has
authorized the statement that he is
not nor has he been ti candidate for
the Democratic nomination. "There
is absolutely no doubt, further -
I more," states Senator Culberson,
"that the Democrats of Texas in
convention this month will instruct
their delegates to the Denver con
vention for Bryan. 1 believe he is
the choice of the Democrats of the
country."
SENATOR Hale's recent comment
on "the frequent and unnc?ssary ab
sence of Secretary Taft from his
post of duty," and the Democratic
criticisms of the Secretary for his
absence from his post on campaign
missions, have had their effect tit
last; and it is said that Taft will re
sign. Why shouldn't he? Why
?1- uld he draw a large salary
wi ile eu'ivassing in his private in
terest? Isn't it dishonest, and un
worthy of a pubiic servant? Isn't
t wor.se than common grafting?
THE New York Sun says that
"among Republican politicians Mr,
Bryan has always been the favorite
Democratic candidate for presi
dent." The State asks if Mr. Bryan
I is such an "easy mark" for thc Re
publican, why do not Republi
can papers like the Sun join in
? the delectable task of luring him on
to certain and overwhelming defeat?
Will Not Itu llound.
The Newe and Courier makes 4
straight answer to the question of
the Charleston Post as to whether it
will accept the judgment of the
State convention on tho candidacy
of Mr. Bryan, lt declares that it
will not be bound bv the action of
that convention, because it will not
be a member of the convention, and
is not even a voter. - In answering
The News and Courier The Post
knocks it completely out of the box.
Here is the answer the Post makes;
"Of course we understand that
The News and Courier is "vox et ,
practerea nihil," but we understand
that it claims to be a Democrat voice,
that it speaks to South Carolina
Democrats as a Democrat, that it is
laboring with them against Mr. Bry
an as an exponent of South Carolina
Democratic sentiment. If it is only
expressing an independent view,
without any claim to familiar consid- k ^
eration, that is all right. But if it is \Xf
submitting its propositions to the
judgment of the South Carolina
Democracy as an orsran of Democra
tic sentiment in South Carolina,
that is quite another thing.
"It is willing to be bound by the
action of the national Democrtic
convention, yet it will not b<*. a delae
gate to that body nor will it have a
vote at the polls for the ticket put
forth there. Why might it not sub
mit to the State convention as grace
ful ly? Because, it says, its constitu
ency is not confined to South Caroli
na. So The News and Courier is
prepared, if the State convention in
struct for Bryan to appeal from the
judgment of the South Carolina
Democracy, to the party at large.
That is all right, tho, if it does not
approve the action of the State con-, ?
vention but it can not, in such cir- v >
cumstances, claim to represent the
views of the Democrats of South
Carolina. Unless it would deny the
authority of the State convention to
speak for the State Democracy.
"Perhaps that is its attitude, for
we read in its issue of today: If the
Stale convention sends a fetering
delegatior to Denver, it will be sent
in defiance of the people's wis es."
Who made thee a ruler or a
judg cover Isrcal? Who gives The
News and Courier warrent to over
rule the action of the State conven
tion, in the name of the people of
South Carolina. If our contempor
ary denies the authority of the State
convention to instruct thc delegates
to the Denver convention for any
candidate, we take it that it would
justify any of the delegates disre
garding such instructions. That is
the logical deduction from its judg
ment of the convention for itself cou
? plc* ?yUh th' declaration that, in
stn ..?. ii ns v .old bc sri ?olri in de
? ' t' s'- vj jtho peo ile j wishes.*'
One J. T. boden, of Charlotte, N.
C., is widely quoted in the papers as* '/>
having been talking in Washington
about how sore the f av mers are over
holding their cotton in thc south.
Now we have, says the Florence
Times, no fault to find with the
press correspondents for giving any
man's views if they think him prom
inent enough for his views to count
any-thing hut who is J. T. Loden?
In ti matter of this kind, when the
fortunes of the farmers of the south
are at stake, when our own people
are lined up on the one side or the
other it is a very serious thing to
say that the farmers firing line is
wavering unless one wishes to injure
the cause of the farmers and inspire
their desperate gnemies with great
er hope. It means that the last line
of the defense of the southern peo
ple is breaking and their forces will
end in rout. That is if it is so. Is
it so? Who is Mr. Loden, on whiclj
side of the fight does he generalfy'
stay? He is a type of man that does
a good deal of talking just now. A
type of man that fights neither on
one side nor the other, but, being a
friend of both sides carries all the
news he t> nki viii bo gratefully re
ceived to both sides. Are the state
ments horne out in fact? Its it not
true that at every convention of;
the farmers they pledge themselve?^
to renew efforts in behalf of wholes)
class and interests of the farmer
and his allies and dependents. Many
people tala carelessly in these mat
ters because they do not realize how
greedily their words are taken up by
the opposition if they arc the words
that they want to hear. They do
thc cause of the farmer injury, they
cause suspicion of the strength and
loyalty of the rest of the line, and if
you have ever been on a firing line
you would know that such a suspic
ion caues a more deadly panic than
bullets or death or any thing else.
Don't do it. Remember that the
the farmer's interest and if you can
not fight with him do not weaken
him by talking against him. If Mr.
Loden lins any knowledge of the facts ,
in the ca.se he has misrepresented
them, either carelessly or willfully,
for thc purpose of shaking the con
fidence of the friends of the farmer
in his cause. When one talks this
way let the newspapers tell us
just who he is and let us conclude
whether he talks from selfish inter
est or is just making himself inter
! esting to thc newspaper men.

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