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   National Democrat (Newspaper) - August 15, 1912, Des Moines, Iowa                                istorical B. 13th PEOPLE'S PAPER Liberal and Fearless True to Democracy IOWA'S CAPITAL PRIDE Dutiful to Friends Always Pro'gre s si ve THE OKLY DEMOCRAT PAPER AO? STATE CAPITAL DES MOINES, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912. NEW SERIES, VOL. Ill NO. 40 REPLY TO DALTON'S SPASM. A few days ago the good people of the peaceful little village of Manson were .thrown into paroxysms of great distress over, the sudden illness of Lit- tle Johnny Dalton of that place. It seems that after reading a number of stalwart democratic sheets con- taining' some virile editorials on the conduct of certain democrats of his acquaintance, he .tailed fits and threw was several bob- only pulled through by the heroic utilization of a double strength Budweiser smelling -salts bottle. What the physcal reac- tion will be on his system when he reads the papers of this week's issue and finds his own name in print, is a matter of the gravest concern to his fellow townsmen. Little Johnny" has not been in the best of health since the Cedar Rapids where he was pried loose from his sinecure on the state central committee and gently dropped into the river of forgetfulness that leads to political oblivion. But in the pro- cess he contracted a bad case of dis- tamper with marked symptoms of the rabies, which is evidenced by his re- cent tendency to snap and snarl at his friends as well as his enemies. Now the great question is why were the people of his district so cruel to so valuable and apparently. so indis- pensable a public servant. Common report has it that it was discovered that, politically speaking, Little Johnny was not the real thing, but was found to be a politician of the peanut variety; counterfeit, spurious, fictitious. The good democrats of the Tenth district had long been weary of paying assessments to cover Johnny's jolly roystering expeditions over the state, .and our only marvel is that they did not pull off the mule stunt earlier, that was staged and consum- few warts on the tail of the Iowa mule of democracy. We have known that they were there for some time and considered them rather as fungus growth than as malignant sore's; but with the -revelation of their evil pro- pensities we advocate heroic meas- ures. Don't cut off the tail unless it is absolutely necessary to get rid of the parasites, but get rid of them even if this luckless member must be sacri- ficed. And with the elimination of the disturbing, self-seeking element, we, the democracy of .this great state, will proceed triumphantly and har- moniously on the high road to suc- cess, freed from the influences that have wrought such havoc and de- struction in the ranks of our adver- lowa'the Great "Hog State. district caucus at Cedar Rapids. Johnny was kicked clear over, the ropes .and finding his sugar tit gone he has been squalling a dismal dirge ever since. Johnny wants to know about' one Wm. A. Button of Des Moines. Said Bill Hutton has just as long, just as honorable, just as consistent a record as a democrat as said Johnny, only- more so, since Bill stuck by the old party and put his own good hard cash into educational propositions for the diffusion of democratic 'principles when Johnny was one of a very select few who sat on the lid of the demo- cratic pork barrel. Who greased our skids? Why Bill Hutton, of course. your, skids Don't both- er.: about it isn't Champion Duroc-Jersey, State _____________Fair The farmers of seven million head Iowa own of hogs. have more hogs .than are to be found in any other state of the union, more than in any other two states of the union, and the Iowa hog has long been famous for his capacity to make money for the farmers. This is one reason why the swine exhibit at the Iowa State Fair has come to be regarded as' the standard for all the world. No other exhibit of swine is in the same class at all with that of Iowa. There are more breeders and more buyers who attend this swine exhibition than attend any other fair or live.stock show. The Iowa farmer who Is at all in- terested in swine cannot afford to miss a careful study of the exhibit at Des Moines, August 22d to 30th. you reaped a rich Suppose -you have vention' at Cedar was elected delegate .'to Burlington, was' honored "by "his county and 'precinct, 'and did walk with Messrs. Riegelman and Hoffman up to the Montrose Hotel, where we understand Johnny had been doing the. honors waiting on Judge Wade's table and keeping Nick Reed's shoes in a presentable condi- tion. Where was Bill Hutton during the years of Little Johhny's incumbency in the office of secretary of the state central committee? He was fighting a good fight for democracy and fight- ing it single handed, too. .He -was do- nating to the cause of democracy val- uable time labor and the fruits of his presses, and he did .it in a spirit of patriotism without hope of material reward or favor, while you, Master Johnny, had a lead pipe cinch on the state committee printing from which benefice, involving fancy prices and no competition, harvest indeed. heard the story of the young man on his way to the and the skunk. Well, he got too close to the' skunk and at his girl's home one after an- other he accused the different .mem- bers of the girl's family of smelling like a pole cat. Now, Johnny, like the young man, you have the goods right on 'you, and politically there is an odiferous stench hooked up with you that offends the finer sensibilities of the discriminating and eminently re- spectable. We pride ourselves on be- ing numbered among this latter class. To continue, Johnny said well in his article on the "Zeal of New Converts that a man's standing in his home. community is what counts. Bill Hut- ton's place in his home community causes said gentleman nor his friends no uneasiness, nor do we .think that a clean bill of health from Little Johnny would improve matters any, were there really need for such a doc- ument. The National Democrat has assault- ed no one in general nor yet Little Johnny in particular. We did print some known truths, but telling the truth about a man certainly does not constitute an assault upon him. Show us where we have, ever maligned one true democratic patriot and we will issue -the National Democrat draped in .mourning, with .a three-inch black border and a life-sized "portrait of Little Johnny in the middle. Johnny was greatly peeved .when he wrote his papier-mache broadside of slush and gush. That is the explana- tion why there is no much balderdash in it and so little reason and good sense. Logically he transgressed every precept, argued in circles, made; his deductions from false premises, or' no premises at all, fell headlong, into all the fallacies known to science and then .just like the good verbal ac- robat that, he is, he swings high into the realm of spotless morality and -lofty patriotism and sheds crocodile tears, over the "unsavory bunch" that is-' trying to sneak back. into the demo- cratic, party after loyally supporting ON HIS Josephus Daniels'of Demo- cratic National Committee Wants Voters to Make an Investigation. FAVORS THE BALLOT Petition Is Condemned. WILL WIN LEGION OF FRIENDS ove; They Popularity of the-Races. Iowa people continue to place the races in the forefront of the fair at- tractions. More than 275. horses were named in the stake races for the Iowa State Fair this'year. The premiums in .the speed depart- ment have been increased to 250.00 and the speed program is such as will bring to the Iowa .State Fair the very fastest horses in the country Additional seating capacity has been arranged for this year for those who. attend the races, in anticipation of increasing crowds at the State Fair. The Nieuport Monoplane. Visitors to the Iowa State Fairwil have the pleasure this year of seeing; for the first time in this part of the country, a Nieuport monoplane, which is the highest type of flying machine developed in Europe. The contract calls for two flights daily of the two each for the Curtis and Wright biplanes. This .will be the -finest flying machine exhibition ever given in the state. National Draft Horse Futurities. the school teacher, prohibitionist, as Johnny "vociferously and poetically styled the of the United States just a few weeks ago. No, Johnny, your bluff .won't work this time.'; There is only one man Vwhom you out of the Iowa democracy-and thatis. yourself. The unsavory bunch of PoZk county, will he on the political rialto driving., their. .precarious .political hide': is.'undergoing..the purifying .pro- cesses of :the tan The- National' Democrat stands .for democratic '.harmony, and ;it is for the sake of democratic harmony that we publish the above. There are some The fact that the contest for the National Draft Horse Breeders fu- turities has .been located definitely in Iowa at the Iowa State Fair for'the next three years is a high compli- ment to the state of Iowa as a horse breeders state. The; fact; seems'to be that; Iowa' has made wonderful gains, .in recent years in. breeding the finest of horses, and each year the big .horse show.at .the Iowa..State Fair has been gaining in, interest. There is- no finer; sight anywhere in the world than.that in. the stock judging, .pavilion; at the Iowa, .State Fair when the'; ribbons are being .placed on. the, finest .horses that the .world can produce. ..r..: .The.'estimated the futur- ities for, is which is in .addition tolthe "offered as {'premiums in the horse depart- Slander Is Not to Play a Part in Democratic Campaign, Declares Publicity Chairman. WOODROW WILSON Scholar and Statesman, Democratic Candidate for President. HOTN. WILLIAM J "Governor.Wilson's speech of. acceptance is admirable. It is. its ..treatment of. the issues of the campaign.. I am sure the address will impress the country favorably." JOHN W. KERN, SENATOR, INDIANA: "Governor Wilson's speech of acceptance is a masterpiece, setting forth with great clear- ness his conception of the work to be accomplished by the Democratic party 'under his leadership. It is in complete harmony with, the progressive sentiment of the country, but also appeals strongly to every legitimate business interest." GOV. WILLIAM H. MANN OF VIRGINIA: "I think it was an admirable speech. It was wise, conserva- tive, comprehensive, .prophetic not only of Democratic success but of Democratic supremacy, for years to come." O GOV. FREDERICK W. PLAIS- O TED OF MAINE: "It is a splendid presentation O of the issues for the American 5 people.' It rings true In every Q' sentence and in every word. It Q represents the spirit of the Democracy of today. It is the address of a statesman." GOV. EUGENE FOSS, .MASSA- CHUSETTS: "It was an admirable presen- tation of the real issues upon which' the campaign will be fought-this f 1. I think that it is bound to strengthen Governor Wilson among the thinking peo- ple of the country." GOV. GEO. W. DONAGHEY, ARKANSAS: "It" was a great speech. It will ring through the country. It is just what he should have said. The people have; never felt: more confident, of ..success since. the 'nomination of Grover Cleveland." JUDGE MARTIN J. IOWA: "For the first time the state was admitted to the will this year: give its electoral vote to the Demo- cratic nominee for president." speech of... acceptance; -has good luck as well as merit. It comes just in time to contrast sharply with the interminable Bedlamite rant of Th. Dentatus Africanus i Ferox. And, if without con- tempt of campus it may be said, i though written by -a college president, very recently retired, it is in the English language, i not anaemic and seldom with suspicion of priggishness or don- nishness, though it an a certain academic distinction of its own. What will please everybody, who has a living to make is Governor Wilson's equable and moderate tone. Governor "Wilson is for repair, not for NEW YORK "It is applicable. The domi- nant thought, the very soul of his discourse, is the common interest of all.the people, their partnership in our activities and our prosperity. .The part-, nership idea comes from Ills mind, not as a sublimated po- litical theory, but as a practical, immediate remedy." NEW YORK "Governor Wilson's speech of acceptance is the ablest, clear- est, sanest statement of high public purpose country has. known in a generation. without in- vective, without abuse, without partisan bitterness, without .denunciation, without egotism, without demagogy, he has driv- en straight to the heart of the supreme issue of American in- -partnership be- tween government and privi- lege." OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOi >OOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOCXX5OOCGOOO JOHN E.- LAMB; EX-REPRE- SENTATIVE-FROM safe and sane. Governor Wilson be- lieves in the efficacy of the scal- pel rat "ier than the big stick. His dissection of trust and tar- iff evils is .unique end convinc- ing. His suggestions of reform in methods of government and reduction, of, tariff, schedules meet' with approval of legitimate business and the la- boring masses as OGOOOOCCOOOQOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THOMAS MOTT OSBORNE, AUBURN, N. Y. r Wilson's speech fits the occasion, and the gressive but not wild; sane, strong and unmistakably Demo- cratic. It makes an Inspiring" opening of thev campaign, Indi- cating clearly-'and nobly the spirit in 'wblcli the leaders of our party riot' brie of; mere 'partisan but of honesty" arid -Justice; to-' ''ward all OOOOOOOOOOQOOCXXKXXXXWOOOO CHAMP CLARK, SPEAKER ;OF .THE HOUSE OF REPRE- SENTATIVES: "Considered from a literary standpoint Governor'.' Wilson's speech or acceptance will take high: rank. In. the political out- put of the year. It .will make pleasant reading, and., therefore.r will, pro ve a fetching' campaign' document. discusses: the.: issues of; the 'day ly, clearly and forciblyir. Its'cour- teous :tbne .will opposition and.win him friends.- It hran, .admirable: pronouncement." coooooociooooooooeooooobooo New York, Aug. Dan- iels, chairman of the publicity com- mittee of the Democratic national committee, said today: "Eight yearsN ago during the presi- dential campaign of 1904 I came to New York and, being a member of the Democratic national committee, I 'dropped in at the headquarters of the committee. I found the literary bu- reau of the committee .very actively engaged in perusing the volumes of Theodore Roosevelt. When I saw on every desk "The Winning of the 'THe Life of Thomas H. Ben- ton' and a half dozen others of the works of the then Republican nominee for president, I wondered whether or not I had gotten into the right place. "I was immediately set aright, how- ever, when I was informed that the literary young men were engaged in culling from those books some of the many denunciations and bitter criti- cisms and attacks made by Theodore Roosevelt upon public men and meas- ures, and his aspersions upon great representative bodies of our people, such as workingmen and farmers. "I found them preparing to send forth broadcast all over the land such, excerpts from the writings of Theo- dore Roosevelt as: 'Cowboys are much, better fellows and pleasanter companions than small farmers or agricultural laborers; nor, are the mechanics -and workmen o! a great city to be mentioned in the same breath.' Bryan and his adherents have appealed to rthe basest set in the land "They (workingmen who object to government -by in are .not in. Declare Unscrupulous Politicians Re- sort To Coercive Measures Again Workingmen With Mulct Petition of Consent. Des Moinas, men generally throughout the state are pleased, by the action of the recent convention of the Iowa State Federa- tion of Labor in its endorsing, tha "Shankland bill." At the state meeting in 'Muscatine the following resolutions were adopt- ed: "We, the undersigned delegates to the twentieth convention of tha Iowa State Federation of Labor, ap- peal to this convention to endorse and s.upport the so-called Shankland bilB which was before the last legislature, substituting the free- American lot for the petition system of consent which has often been used as a coer- cive measure against the workingman by unscrupulous politicians and puri- .tan destroying .thq independent action in matters of pub- lic nature guaranteed to every citi- zen as an inalienable right by constitutio_n_of the United States. M.-J. Morrison, W. X) Ribble, D. C. Meredith, J. L. Lewis, H. H. Bye, G. M. Lucas, G. H. Brooks, Arthur Sipes, M. Rathberger, Chas. Beck, Joseph Horner, Simon Miller, Ed Schrempf, J. H. Striefx T.. P. Cog- gins, Frank Watson and C. E, Stewart." That many working men have beeri boycotted and threatened by the petition is not doubted. In fact the! system is more harmful to employes than employers of men. WILL MAKE TALKS FOR LOCAL OPTION OF NEW YORK. "Governor Wilson's -speech, of .acceptance, is marked broad vision and clear thought, expressed in language every American can understand. As a business man and manufactur- er, I am especially pleased with 'his positive and statesmanlike position on the paramount is- sue of tariff reform, and his de- mand for an immediate down- ward revision. In sincerity, precise statement and compre- hensive grasp of great princi- ples and their application, of the fundamental needs of the country, the speech is Jeffer- sonian to the core. It. contains no appeal to passion and' ex- cites no prejudice. Governor Wilson has presented to his party and to the nation, clear conception of the truth that the real struggle in the pending campaign is between the con- centrated powers of privilege and the aspiration of the Amer- ican people to realize, in their government, and their econom- ic, industrial and social rela- tions, the full measures- of the principles of freedom, justice and progress upon which the republic was founded. To all the issues and every national need, Governor Wilson applies the 'Rule of.: right and common, advantage.' The reforms -he id- vocates are far reaching, but they are sound and practical. The speech will awaken and stir the national conscience and lead to a tri- umph that will restore to the people the control of their gov- ernment arid inaugurate a new and happier epoch in the land and development of the .republic."   O oooooooooooooooooooooooooo HOKE. SENATOR FROiyCGEORGJA: -am nor Wilson's speech', of ance. It Is a'superb statement of the present purpose of.the Democracy and points the way for justice to all through real progress by law, under the Con- stitution. With his election as- sured, it should give confidence to. bonest business and n courage to those who need' a square deal." JOHN MAY- OR OF BOSTON: "Governor .Wilson's accept- ed--.ance Is characteristic of (the his- soul bare to the people and asks them to join with him, irrespective of party. In righting present wrongs without undue clamor or injury to legitimate Inter- ests. .He lays emphasis 'on 'constructive thinking and I be- lieve this epitomizes one of the nation's greatest .needs at the. present, time. -It wUl be Presl-, Wilson overwhelmingly In November." sound civic morality.'" "They "quoted, from what "-he said about the Quakers, that .those who would not fight were traitors to their country. "They said that when the- farmers and workmen and the Quakers came to know what Theodore Roosevelt had written about them they would rise up with wrata and indignation and bury Theodore Roosevelt "beneath an avalanche of votes. They said that Roosevelt would not answer that ex- posure of his views, and, of course, he never did. I agreed with them that It was the proper thing to do to her- ald these utterances through the coun- .try. "As to whether or not that sort of campaigning had any effect, the re- sult of the 'campaign eight .years ago speaks for itself. 'The Republican party is attempting to do today the'same sort of thing that the Democrats tried in 1908. The Democrats out-Rodenberged Mr. Ro- denberg. They were eight years ahead of him in this sort of thing. It didn't work with us then and it will not work with them now. Stands on Record. "The attempt to attack Gov. Wilson because of certain statements which he made in- writing history and in commenting upon events of history as they appeared to him as historian, will fail signally. As one great metro- politan newspaper pointed out, Mr. Rod en berg and. his simply 'Blowing against the wind.' Governor Wilson is running for president on his record as' a public and with, that record the public is fairly well conversant, and it will continue to learn more as the campaign pro- gresses. "He is running for president on his record as governor of New Jersey, what he said and did in that capacity, rather than.what he wrote as a histor- ian, chronicling events and comment- ing upon them as they appeared to an impartial observer whose duty it Is to write of 'thinps as they are rather .than as they should or as he would- have them. "Our Republican brethren are en- titled to all the thunder .they can make out of Governor Wilson's writ- ings. I hope they will read them .carefully and thoroughly. They will be .able to gain a great deal of valua- ble information and wflen the context Is read along with the excerpts which have "been taken from his works for the.purpose of. placing him in a false light, I have no fear as to the results. All that Is needed is a. thorough un- derstanding. "Ingersoll sought to disprove Bible truths and to assail Holy Writ by the "same methods'. which the Republicans are seeking.to assail Wilson." Six Weeks Campaign Is To Be Con- ducted in Indiana By Well Known Temperance Orator. "six; -vweeksV temperance .arranged to make in Indiana-for the re-enactmenti of the..county local option law will- Jba. begun next Sunday at Muncie, where' a mass meeting will be held underj the auspices of the temperance peo- ple. Mr. Woolley -is a former candidate for president on the prohibition! ticket. He recently declared: "I have given, most of my life for the prohibition party, but we have nevei" been able to get the hard-headed bus- iness men into our party." The famous temperance orator is of the belief that men cannot be made' virtuous by legislation, and he advo- cates home rule in the matter of handling the liquor traffic. He be-, lieyes the people of every locality are} capable of deciding at the polls whether or not they desire the regu- lated traffic or local prohibition. KANSAS EXECUTIVE REGISTERS COMPLAINT Secretary of State Sessions Says It la Not His Fault That Prohibition- ists Can't Be On the Ballot. Topeka, of State Charles H. Sessions is angered be- cause he has received numerous let- ters lately to the effect that he is prohibitionists off the official ballot. The" state-secretary has issued nu- merous interviews, showing that the prohibitionists in this prohibition state cannot be on the ticket because the party failed to cast one per cent'- of the, total vote two years ago. The campaign in Kansas is to be of un- usual interest this year, because one of the candidates for governor has come out on a local option platform. CAPITAL CITY HAS TROUBLES OF ITS OWN Police and County Officials Find That Disorderly Camps Exist Just Outside the City Limits. SENATOR GORE OF OKLA "The closing sentence of his speech ;will, become hymn of Democracy in the pend- ing campaign: 'I thank God and take courage.' It la at once a paean of pralw and a mon-to-patriotic o V vO cooooooooooooboooooooooooo Des Moines, people of) this city and county ware consideraL.y; shocked when it was fol- Jowihg an automobile accident on a lou'ntry road, that beer camps have been existing just outside the city limits. -The police were powerless to stop the evil, inasmuch'as the camps were outside their jurisdiction and the county officials are making .a thorough investigation to determine thei owner ;of the, places where'the il- legal .sale ;of liquors has been going The feeling against illegal liquor resorts is strong here. The city prided' itself "on regulation and re- itriction of the business, and even .the most liberal people assert that liquor should not be sold under :any consideration except in a legal man- ner. The liquor dealers are. with the county officials in their efforts: to clean "up the that   

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